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User techtesh in KotakuInAction: We_will_kill
Peta before lincoln
We will kill the blacks so they wont have to be slaves
User Giovannilevel in Shortcells: gas_the
Notice noone gives a shit about racism toward short people. Indians, Hispanics, Orientals, hell Stacies are openly saying gas the Jews but hey that's fine, Jews are ugly anyway. How dare they subjugate our tall white people economy when they get treated like shit at every juncture
Jews figured out the game was ogre from the start. That's why they're God's chosen people
User Blzng_Phoenix in DarkHumorAndMemes: kill_yourself
If ur really a woman then don't kill yourself
User idk81794 in DarkHumorAndMemes: kill_yourself
Where did you get that statistic from that's not true a large percentage of us try to and that's heart breaking but not half. Also I don't care how much you hate someone, never tell somebody to kill themself that's so harmful people have followed through with that after someone tells them go kill yourself.
User TheSoyimKnow3312 in conspiracy: should_be_executed
Everyone of them should be executed
User uncerta1n in The_Cabal: kill_yourself
TIL that kill yourself has an acronym. sad.
User smakinelmo in DarkHumorAndMemes: Hitler_did_nothing_wrong
My brother has this theory that Hitler did nothing wrong and was a good guy strictly because of this theory lmao
User caffeine_g0d in DeuxRAMA: kill_yourself
nice title retard kill yourself
User Gamer2020_1 in Shortcells: Kys
Kys
User Pozzy_Pozbourne in topnotchshitposting: kill_yourself
well shit i was hoping you were depressed so i could get you to kill yourself on tiktok or something
User Doomnahct in weekendgunnit: Gas_the
Gas the normies, MEME WAR NOW!
User Non-PC-Guy in conspiracy: should_be_executed
This man should be executed.
User Fun_Basis in TumblrInAction: should_be_killed
Muslims, whose texts hold that Jews are corrupted tools of Satan who should be killed:
User HashtagHydra in TheRedPill: kill_yourself kill_yourself
Pathetic. Just kill yourself and do everyone a favor.
The only thing you should fear is God. The gym is a supplement for your lack of hard work. If the hardest thing in your life is stopping masturbating you're a loser of such epic proportions you should actually kill yourself as you have zero value.
User mtndewkckstart in ShitPoliticsSays: should_die
So basically, if you don't do what I say, you should die.
User desperateanduseless in Trufemcels: kill_yourself
Sorry you had to deal with that bullst, OP. Why should the victim apologise to the bully? Why is it wrong to defend yourself? I think the teachers would rather leave the quiet kids to be harassed, because it's too much effort to help. If the quiet kids stand up for themselves, it's the straw that breaks the camels back. Now there are too many disruptions to maintain control of the classroom. So the teachers try to get the quiet kid to just roll over and take the bullying, because it's easier to get one naturally quiet child to shut up than get a whole pack of feral little bastards to behave like civilized humans.
That whole "You're both to blame even though you were only defending yourself, apologise first, be the bigger person!!!" thing happened to me once. The teachers thought I was the bad guy because I wouldn't forgive the kids who made me suicidal. If Becky tells you to kill yourself, you must forgive her, or YOUR'E the asshole.
User meezala in eyeblech: deserve_to_be_gassed
Just as the Jewish and disabled and “unfit” prisoners didn't deserve to be gassed and burned. But guess what happened
User EricThePooh in conspiracy: should_die missing
They were quarantined for saying slave owners should die, and that John Brown (famous for killing slave owners) did nothing wrong. Sounds pretty cool to me.
Also, definitely not racist. In fact, one of the most aggressively anti-racist subs out there.
User NewAgeWiccan in DebateAltRight: we_should_kill
Leftist here, I have a feeling convincing him that the white race should be preserved is not the issue. You need to convince there are ways to preserve the white race without infringing on other people rights. For example don't say we should kill or deport other races or make a country that is only white. Just say its important for some white people to make the personal choice to be with other white people.
User ToQuoteGuyFieri in DeuxRAMA: GAS_THE
Also the best way to strengthen someone's convictions is to scold them for it. Especially if it's coming from a parent.
Kid: I'm uncomfortable with the influence that Israel has over the foreign policy establishment of the US but I can sincerely state that I have no prejudices.
SJW Dad: yikes lets unpack this. Be better. It's not my job to educate you. Bash the fash. Orange man bad.
Kid: GAS THE KIKES
User Worfrat1 in conspiracy: kill_yourself missing
You're a very angry person, and a crybaby at that. Seek help, or kill yourself. The world would be a better place.
User tacoman3725 in DarkHumorAndMemes: should_die missing
Haha people who support other economic systems should die this is a totally normal belife that totally wasn't pushed on me by the people who profit the most off the current system.
User irasponsibly in DarkHumorAndMemes: should_die
the meme? yeah, it's cool
the people in the comments saying I should die? bit harder to believe mate
User peterreddit in ConsumeProduct: we_will_kill
Anyone thinking tool using apes with language would be just another species was kidding themselves. Anthropocene was bound to push this planet to the limit and industrial revolution was an inevitable part of this. This train left the station millions of years ago. Either we will kill ourselves, or we will venture into stars. We can no more collectively forget energy extraction then can I erase language from my mind or turn off consciousness.
User akihonj in antifeminists: should_be_killed
I think you can if she's ever claimed the feminist label and doesn't get called out for shitty thinking by others. It might be a damning indication of course but many, in fact too many feminists run around claiming to have all the answers, usually everything gets solved with tea and hugs and agreement that men are evil and should be killed, but reject the idea that they should police their own house first.
Pot meet kettle, then.
User xXx_Bacalhau_xXx in Wojak: kill_yourself
I was once like that and I no longer am, sport being one of the things that helped me. If you're depressed get therapy or go to church if you have no one to support you. I've had depressed people in my family in it because of lack of socialization, I know it's bad but it's overcomeable.
If you're really gonna be a faggot and kill yourself at least blow yourself up in Syria and Livestream it
User TheDeen420 in DarkHumorAndMemes: should_die
The ones that waste doctors' time with asking for hormone therapy/the ones that commit crimes/the ones that are huge toxic cysts in our society, yes, those ones should die aka the majority lol
but the trans people who don't bother anyone about their transgenderness, they're fine.
User okok12234 in eyeblech: gas_the
What's the limit of punching nazis before I try to gas the jews? :/
User alochle in eyeblech: we_should_nuke
Damn, we should nuke that whole ducking area...
User Apham1214 in ConsumeProduct: should_die
Yes the people who claim the human race sucks and should die entirely yet benefit off of it everyday to survive
User JustRuss79 in conspiracy: must_be_destroyed
Small Business is anti-Union
Small Business is anti-Minimum Wage
Small Business provides the lions share of jobs
Jobs are the enemy of Wealth Redistribution
Jobs are the enemy of Welfare State
Unemployed People look to Government for answers, Employed people look after themselves.
People with Jobs are too independent, independence must be destroyed for the State to become the new God.
User f3m1n15m15c4nc3r in MGTOW: should_be_executed
Cunts who do this should be executed.
User senderoluminoso in trump: off_yourself
FYI...docs don't see suicides. If you off yourself it's medic's that see you and pronounce you ded. Fake news.
User Unlikelyhero29 in DarkHumorAndMemes: should_die
I've given up. You win. I will go and put others down for them wanting to express themselves even though it's fucking 2020 and this shouldn't be a problem. I will go around to people on the internet and explain to them why they should die, and start calling them faggots. Wanna be friends? We can make a group chat!!! We can be the KKK but for discriminating against the LGBT community!!! We can cry ourselfs to sleep at night and wish we had open minds, and hope that the rest of the world accepts us as homophobes!!!!! Yay!!!
User Kingsofeast in conspiracy: should_be_killed
Life = AI
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
User MedusaKali in eyeblech: kill_yourself
Imagine trying to kill yourself this way but it takes you like 4 hours to actually die
User BlackChickenxx in DarkHumorAndMemes: off_yourself
Dude just off yourself already. Jesus fuckin Christ.
User RoastMe4Ever in DarkHumorAndMemes: kill_yourselves
This is so facts. Anything other than male and female does not exist. All you mentally disabled brain dead pan sexual trans binary faggot fucks can kill yourselves.
User ATitCalledQuest99 in HateCrimeHoaxes: SHOULD_be_murdered
TIL that if you're not a saint you can be justifiably murdered. Or even better yet, SHOULD be murdered.
Hey idiot, there's a video showing exactly what happened at the shooting. And guess what! They've all been charged with murder! Also- law enforcement weren't the ones killing an innocent man so his criminal past (or lack of) is entirely invalid and doesn't give you the right to play cop just because it makes your micro dick hard.
User ATitCalledQuest99 in HateCrimeHoaxes: deserve_to_be_killed
Huh, didn't know that when 3 people are hunting me down and pointing firearms at me I'm supposed to submit like a bitch and take it. Especially when I'm literally just jogging and minding my own goddamn business while they're surrounding me.
Forget protecting yourself. Fuck defending your life. No, just let them kill you. Right then and there. Oh because IF you dare to, that's aggravated assault and you deserve to be killed for it.
"Volatile character" "threatening moves" Jesus Christ. You're the fucking epitome of what's wrong with society.
User Naxxremel in ShitNeoconsSay: we_should_execute
It's hard to say. There's definitely something very uncalm about the way he speaks and operates. Like a nervous kind of energy that you see in Schizophrenic conspiracy theory types (not to besmirch conspiracy theory but we all know the type)

Personally I just think the guy is unwell but I can definitely see how someone might think he was a fed trying to embarrass the movement. Also he had a habit of saying we should execute anyone who advocates for Israel in congress, which I get but it was phrased very poorly and would immediately repel even people who were at entry level red pill stuff.
User justanothergymdude in trump: kill_yourself
Lmao such a weird obsession you have, Doug. Don't kill yourself when he wins in November :)
User ffskmspls in tucker_carlson: kill_yourselves kill_yourself missing
sorry do you need some rope too? Be fucking real you piece of shit fucking nazis kill yourselves faster than you'll ever even try to kill people like me, and on the rare instance one of you stupid inbred fucks DO decide to shoot people, it's your own kind because you're too fucking uncomfortable to shoot anybody or anything else. For every one fat man child american inbred neo nazi there are 15 faggots and 5 of em are buying guns. You'll never fucking touch me. You will never fuckin touch me My sides track record is no school shootings and 8 million dead fucking aryans, and a whole lot fucking more if we have anything to say about it. Refer to my profile picture. You're next. Well string you up on rainbow colored ropes and parade you through pink fucking streets, and we'll fucking do it again and again until it is done. Follow your leader and kill yourself before we make Mussolini look like fucking David.
User oxymorphone in soyboys: kill_yourself
So by this "person's" logic, you should just suck it up and accept your loss when you are mislead/scammed, because it could mess with someone's """bag""". This is kill yourself tier stupidity. I want to grab this queer by his retarded ass bowl cut and slam his head into a toilet filled with diarrhea.
User Lateknighttt in ShitNeoconsSay: should_be_executed
I was watching to catch a predator they caught like 3 rabbis in on sting operation in New Jersey. That was in the early oughts before social media. All pedophiles should be executed of course and Catholics aren't excused or excluded from this the church should be recalling those people to the Vatican it Would be legal to do what is called to be done in the Bible Directly by Jesus to them.
User masterofdank51 in averageredditor: should_die
So your saying it is okay to say that anyone that has done drugs should die what a fucked up society 🤦‍♀️
User masterofdank51 in averageredditor: should_die
Well it should be people are still gonna take coke regardless at least with a subreddit like this it can teach harm reduction or are you the sort of person that says if you do something against the government you should die
User masterofdank51 in averageredditor: should_die
Suck your mum you prick drugs in moderation are not damaging just like alcohol in moderation is fine to say all people that do them should die you are the worst type of person I suggest you take a psychedelic so it kicks your ignorant ass and you can hopefully change for the good
User Nick_Dice in ConsumeProduct: gas_the missing
class war now, gas the mammals!
User funny-aneurysm in GenderCritical: should_be_beat_up
I mean.. Bolsonaro said he wouldn't rape Maria do Rosário because "she didn't deserve it"; he said gay kids should be beat up so they would stop being gay; he said sexual tourists should come to Brazil to have sex with our women; he paid tribute to a torturer; he said quilombolas weren't good for anything, not even procreating; he said women shouldn't get paid the same as men; and so many other things.
Even if you believe there was no way to win, I don't personally think we should have lost this bad.
User gzeus_giuce25 in conspiracy: kill_yourself
While I agree I would not be surprised if people were being harassing. We have all seen how people act online, I don't doubt people were taking it to inappropriate levels that go beyond just criticism. I mean shit people will tell you to kill yourself for not agreeing on a movie they like or some bullshit. I can only imagine the shit people were doing about this, I bet their inboxes were flooded with hateful messages.
User GasCoomers in ConsumeProduct: should_be_executed
Think about the amount of men that he hangs out with that regularly groom and rape him. His mom should be executed.
User Deadeye_Spider in kotakuinaction2: kill_yourself
we must live in different parts of the country.
There's two ways trans people in america seek treatment
Informed consent (You sign a waiver that says if you regret it it's on you and we won't refund you or pay for your reversal surgeries if you decide being a chick/dude might make you not want to kill yourself)
and, Formal Diagnosis (You wait a long time in a normal therapist, way longer time in a gender therapist, then the endocrinologist basically says "jesus christ you look tired from all of that bearucracy stuff, I can tell this is important to you but you'll still have to wait a bit" and then checks off a list of your symptoms and the notes of the other two doctors until then they give you the pills.)
This person did neither.
User A1958PlymouthFury in TheNewRight: Heil_Hitler
Well, as long as we're sharing jokes;
The Führer visited a lunatic asylum. All the patients were told to stand in a row, and they were given instructions on how to salute him. When Hitler approached they all raised their right hands and shouted: 'Heil Hitler!' Only the last man in the row uttered no sound and did not raise his hand. Red with rage Hitler stepped up to him and shouted: 'Don't you know who I am? Why don't you raise your hand?' 'I beg your pardon,' replied the man politely, 'I am the doctor. I'm not a lunatic'.'
Bet your buddy Rockwell would really like that one.
User FusionVsGravity in TumblrInAction: should_be_killed
Men will categorically be offended by someone saying that all men should be killed. You're not raising awareness or helping the issue, you're turning men who would be sympathetic to feminist issues away from feminism.
User Pogo_Stick_Rider in DarkHumorAndMemes: should_die
All autistic people should die. I don't see the issue. Just leave one alone with a knife but cracker for 30 minutes. Problem solved.
User MaximumWaximum in GenderCritical: should_be_killed missing
They are trying to kill women. If a man were to dress up as a 5 year old girl and use he kindergarten restrooms he would be arrested but it's fine if a man dresses up like a woman and sexually assaults actual women.
Transition.
Is.
Sexual.
Assault.
A man is impersonating and tricking a woman into trusting him. TIFs are sexually assaulting people too, they turn young girls into a vulnerable minority. I support the death penalty exclusively for these sexual abusers. I wish the suicide rate was 100%. They should be killed before they hurt anyone else.
User Matt-From-Wii-Sp0rts in AskPinkPillers: should_be_killed
Or is just a small minority of people? Because on your sub their are a lot off people saying being male is a disorder, and that all men should be killed.
User SabbatiZevi in conspiracy: should_be_killed missing
Before this pandemic there we're and continues to be civil rights movements across the globe against amoral globalist authoritarians who are above the law and pay order followers to keep the peasants from killing them. The 1% of people who put profit over human life and hoard the vast majority of wealth and resources should be killed in a peasants revolt. When there's this many people gathering and calling for justice and liberty it's a natural response. Growth for it's own sake is the ideology of the cancer cell.
User funko_pope in Drama: KYS
I never watched Rick and Morty but my wife watched an episode yesterday. When she got into bed, she looked me dead in the eyes and said "if you ever watch that show, I'll file for divorce". I asked if it was that bad and she said the entire time she kept thinking of men who cry at trailers for Star Wars or Marvel movies. Holy god have I dodged a bullet, I've heard so much about the show that I considered checking out it but it sounds like I'd probably have to slit my wrists rather than risk the resulting drop in testosterone levels.
Stay away from Rick and Morty. KYS.
User tranikila in trump: kill_yourself missing
this place rejects important submissions (chinese censorship, very relevent to trump) because they are chinese puppets. the whole place is just low energy, controlled opposition. totally pathetic. you should just kill yourself pieces of crap
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2020.04.28 03:17 DLMercury Earning The Devil's Nod Pt 2 [2,733]

Hello all. Here is the 2nd part I've just completed. If you haven't read the first part and wish to catch up (which I'd recommend, otherwise this 2nd half won't make much sense), you can click on the Google Docs link below. So far the entire piece comes in at 3,804 words.
The initial post was 1,071 words, this second part (which I did not believe I'd be able to do at all) comes in at 2,733.
It's only "part 2" in the sense that it's the 2nd part of the story I've posted in this sub, but both constitute the same opening chapter. Yeah, chapter. I guess I've got to keep rolling with this sucker. I think the characters demand it more than the positive feedback I've gotten does. ;)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VB3TlMqY2YTCea_WcX3BpselfNt8N1i7uLwmQ8VM7lc/edit?usp=sharing

Here is Pt. 2 --

"Hai colpito un fulmine, amore mio. Come ti lanci in aria, anche mentre insegui la morte!"
I was in shock, though I had no good reason why. I assumed Ash only spoke English, one of my more hair-brained assumptions, I suppose. Of course she spoke Italian (well, it sounded Italian), and probably French, Russian, Japanese, maybe even that ancient bible language for all I knew. Ash was clearly a highly educated, sophisticated, and deadly woman. I should have known better.
Did she come from poverty? From wealth? Was she raised in the city or was her youth spent in the existential cul de sac of some dusty, nameless pueblo? Yeah, probably.
"I...I'm sorry, I don't understand", I stammered like the drunk I was. The DT's weren't far off, I could feel ‘em coming. "It's us again Willden, The DTs. Open up. We're here to have at your sweet little ass!"
I needed booze to quiet my nerves, but that could wait. I was too obsessed to worry about the shakes. And if Ash promised doom, I’d never have to worry about the jitters again anyway.
Ash continued as though she didn't hear me, in perfect English wrapped in purple velvet.
"...but I would have expected no less, especially from you, my poor, lovesick alcoholic."
A pang of shame. I instinctively glanced down at the empty shot glass on the bar in front of me.
Was it that obvious? Yeah, I guess it was, I knew it was. But I didn't care if the world knew that I was a two-bit hustling alky, most of the people in my un-life had some monkey of their own on their backs anyway. We all grow complacent with the shared knowledge that we're all degenerates of some sort. But Ash was different. I didn't want her to see me, to know me, like this.
"C'est ok mon amour. It isn't your fault. The world is a cruel place as you know, and you appear to have been cruelly tested.” She straightened, taking a theatrical tone. “Forged in life's endless storms."
Could she hear my inner monologue too? She was describing me with the same words I used – no, thought – to describe her.
The slick talker in me started to wake up, but only enough to give the illusion that I had regained some tiny measure of cool.
"So the world's most beautiful woman is a polyglot and a mind reader. I feel like a fool for being surprised."
Cocking her head and dropping an eyebrow, "You know what a 'polyglot' is? Ah, of course, you do. You may play at being a bad-boy, a black sheep, and a general failure at the honorable vocation Mr. Willden, but there is definitely a brilliant and sensitive man hiding under that rough exterior, scarred though he maybe."
I blinked, once, twice. "Wait, how the hell do you know my name?"
Tilting her head to the side and shifting her eyes to the bar, where $.86, a crumpled receipt for a 5th of Canadian Host, an apartment key, and a wallet sat, she read the business card sticking out from underneath.
"Darryl Willden. Insurance claims and investigations."
Ash smiled, and I took in her beauty in full measure. This woman was from another world, another dimension. In a room full of fashion magazine cover girls she would have been the object of open jealousy. And lust. Like a supermodel without the anorexia.
Who knew how many weak men like me she'd lured away from their wives.
But Ash wasn't merely a home-wrecker, she could inspire wars. She couldn't have made it in this world if she didn't know and capitalize on the fact.
Her skin looked like pliable marble over steel rebar. Her features made it seem as though her skin should be the color of bronze, but it was nearly white. I had the strange sensation that I was in the presence of someone who could snap my neck like a toothpick, if they wanted to. It would have been alarming if I actually cared.
Ash was a contradiction. She could dispense pleasure as though she wrote the Kama Sutra herself, or set fire to an orphanage filled with children as easily as the grim reaper. And her smile, that smile, she'd definitely be smiling that smile while she was – making love or burning an orphanage to the ground? Yeah, sure.
I know I wasn't the only poor bastard to fall to her charms. I shook with jealousy at the thought.
Her long, gently curled ebony hair was pulled up in an elegant bun, her bangs wisping down both sides of her face. She wore simple, small diamond drop earrings and no other jewelry I could see. No wedding ring on her finger, except a strange signet with a lion and a scorpion. I breathed a sigh of relief at that, did she notice? did she know why? Probably.
Her Makeup was simple, not that she needed much if anything – mascara (Givenchy – how did I know that, and what the hell is a 'Givenchy'?), a little smoky eyeshadow and maroon lipstick. French manicure nails. Like Darlene's.
Her resemblance to Sherlyn Fenn from Twin Peaks was uncanny. Her voice reminded me of Kathleen Turner, with a world-traveled accent that was impossible to place. If Ash was trying to nail all of the Hollywood movie starlet tropes, she did it as though she invented the concept, and Hepburn, Hayworth, and Darnell were just students taking notes.
I was no Tyrone Power for sure, so why the hell was a woman like this chucking minutes down the can with a doomed fool like me? Oh yeah, right. Some grand scheme she cooked up, and I was the sucker that was supposed to play some part in it. At least, I hoped.
Of course, none of this struck me at the time as to how strange it all was. That's how it is when you're a drunk that's lost all hope. "Aliens landed on the White House lawn? You don't say. Zombies walk the earth in search of fresh brains? Don't bother with the boomstick, they'll starve soon enough. Archetypical femme fatale shows up out of nowhere and telepathically ropes me into slavery? Imagine that, pass the salt please."
I'd like to believe it was a result of some tragic, jaded lack of surprise. Wizened detachment. In reality, here in Margaritaville, I just stopped giving a shit anymore. Cheap rotgut was more like it, actually. The people in my world didn't drink for taste, and I couldn't recall the taste of a margarita if one were…well, it doesn't matter.
I snapped out of my thoughts for a moment, realizing that the first notes of Jimmy Buffet began trickling from the old beat-up jukebox in the corner.
"Nibblin' on sponge cake
Watchin' the sun bake…"
"You've got to be goddamned kidding me!"
Did I just say that out loud? I shook my head and laughed, feeling a strange sense of disbelief and apathy over these unreal events, and a vague concern that I was finally cracking up.
I realized Ash was staring at me, with something that almost resembled pity. She brought a slender hand to my cheek, which was wet with perspiration. I was humiliated, disgusted. My sweat was on her bare skin! I wanted to pull her hand away, to ask for a raincheck so I could get a few drinks in me, take a shower and get my shit together. But I couldn't move.
Her hand, cool to the touch, slid gently down my wet face and my eyes welled up. Easy now, Willden, don't go yellow here. Maybe big boys cry once in a while, but they sure as hell don't do it in the presence of the dark goddess that's come to claim them from their sustained, pointless ruin.
It was clear now. Ash wasn't faking concern for me. The pain reflected in her eyes was my own, doubled, quadrupled tenfold. Fathomless.
And that's just it – if I ended up fertilizing the daisies before this was over, having given myself completely to the deadly whims of a stunning female criminal mastermind, then all the better. I might die and go to hell again, sure, but I wasn't going to spend a moment thinking about it. I was in hell here, now, and like some Florence Nightingale of the shadows, Ash appeared to pluck me from my perdition. She would save me, even if it meant my demise.
Yeah, I wasn't exactly thinking rationally.
For me, death and salvation were one and the same. Mine were tears of relief, of joy. Rescue had finally arrived, and it would come with terrible calamity. I was ok with that. She was a cause worth dying for and loved me enough to give me the opportunity. I wouldn't let her down.
I'd die really good. Extra-double-good.
Dammit. Here they come, that tremble that crawls up from the core of your being, uncontrollable, kicking the shit out of your helpless meat suit like a schoolyard bully taking your lunch money, who you know is going to bang the girl you've got a crush on in the back of his car later that night.
Something like that, anyway.
The DT's had me now, and I realized with horror that I was about 15 seconds from spilling my guts, literally. I needed a drink or five no doubt, but at this point booze would have to wait until I was finished with a worship session in front of the porcelain shrine. I don't know what I hated more, the humiliation of having to run off to puke my guts out or the fear that she'd be gone when I returned.
"I'm sorry Ash, is your name even 'Ash'? Anyway, I'm very tired. And very ill." I began salivating, and I knew I didn't have long. I could taste my bile rising.
"I know my love. She must have been beautiful."
Stunned silence. I forgot for a moment that I was in immediate and dire need of the nearest toilet.
"W…What?"
"All of this. Your sickness, your addictions, your hopelessness, la tua vita morta. All because of a beautiful woman. Perhaps many women, over the years. The old noir films weren't too far off the mark, art tends to imitate life rather well, after all. And she's dead of course, right my love? You punish yourself every night, thinking of her, blaming yourself. And you think of death, you romanticize it – but you are too cowardly to commit to the deed."
Her words didn't just sting, it was like being tossed naked into an icy lake. (Yeah, that happened once). She spared no expense when it came to the truth.
And I couldn't deny it, she was right, obviously. She sure had my number, and while Ash was a damned perceptive woman, I have to admit that I was such a sloppy mess, it wasn't too tough for the average mug to parse out the basic jist of where and how I went so damned wrong.
Besides, it's always a woman, isn't it? Always a beautiful dead woman, and a stupid, stupid man.
"Ash, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry but I'm very sick and I've got to run to the restroom. Don't leave, please God don't you leave, don't you fucking dare be gone when I get back!"
Smiling again, she motioned for me to go. "It's ok mon amour, tend to your need. We have some time still, for dema pirsa, hahbib."
Her words trailed off as I ran to the john, barely registering as I crashed through the first stall in the unisex bathroom, trying to heave my humiliation into the toilet bowl and not all over the floor. Jake was a good man, a straight-up guy, and he put up with my crap for longer than any reasonable man ought to. He even cut me a break and chopped my bar tab in half just last week. Don't want him to be stuck cleaning up my mess, or maybe I'm just a selfish prick that only wants to be spared the indignity.
Always thinking of number one. Hell, I probably deserve the indignity, and a whole lot worse. Then, everything got real dark.
I came to on the floor of the stall. I could taste dried vomit on my lips. The bathroom was dark, except the red glow from the bar lighting leaking from underneath the bathroom door. I felt myself over, looking for signs of injury. No broken bones or gashes that I could tell – damn, spoke too soon. I could feel half-dried blood on the front of my shirt and jacket, but that was nothing compared to the wound on the side of my head. Wet, with blood no doubt.
And that's when I remembered the events leading up to me christening the bathroom with the fruit of my delirium tremens, and panic grabbed hold of me. Ashley! I stood up, nearly slipping on my own sickness, and pushed my way out of the stall, groping my way through the darkness to the door.
I stepped out into the bar, which was empty. Jake was gone, the few guys from the soap company drinking in the corner and playing darts were gone, but worst of all, Ash was gone. I had a line of sight to the entrance, and I could see the unsecured door moving gently with the nighttime breeze.
I glanced at the flickering Budweiser clock on the wall behind the bar, the only light source in the whole place – 3:24 a.m. Bars shut down in the city at 2. What in the hell was happening here? I had been out to lunch for close to 5 hours, by my reckoning. And Ash – Ash was gone.
As much as my fear pushed me to hunt for Ash, I needed a drink and I needed one now. I could feel the nausea coming back. I made my way behind the bar and saw that none of the liquor had been locked up. I'd figure out why and square up with Jake later. I grabbed 2 bottles of Jim Beam and stuffed them into my cheap designer jacket, breaking open the stitching to the pockets in the process.
I opened the third bottle of Seagram's Vodka, took as big of a pull as I could manage, and chased it with an open can of orange soda conveniently sitting on the counter. The soda was warm and stale, almost as disgusting as the vodka. I tried to keep it down. Dear God, please let me keep it down. If I can just get a few in me and keep them down, I'll be ok, for a little while at least.
I could feel my stomach trying to rebel, fighting against the vodka, but the warmth was beginning to spread, and I figured I'd probably be able to hold it down. Maybe. In an hour I might feel half normal again, whatever the hell that was.
I had to find Ash. Goddamnit, I didn't dream all this, did I? This wasn't a hallucination, was it? I looked at the bar in front of my stool and saw my wallet, the coins, my key, my business card. If Ash brought anything with her, it left with her, because there was no evidence she had been here.
I walked as quickly as I could manage to the door and stepped out into the night. Looking east and west down the deserted street, all was quiet. Nothing, not even a hobo or a stray cat. Just me, Darryl Willden, the last man on earth, like Charleton Heston. Without thinking I screamed her name. I screamed Ashley's name again and again, and if I got an answer, it came on the whispering breeze of a warm summer night that mocked me for my foolishness.
I took another pull of Seagram's and began to feel a little better, but the anxiety I felt by not being with Ash ensured my comfort was only physical. I had to find Ashley.
I had failed at everything in life. I was failure personified. A failed writer, failed artist, failed cop, failed investigator, and now, failed criminal. I may have failed at everything, but I was going to find Ash.
She gave me a new purpose, a new reason for being, even if it meant dying. And if pursuing her meant falling into a downward spiral in a mad rush to meet my end, at least I'd be with her.
And that was all the motivation this desperado needed.
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2020.04.25 21:42 JuanRiveara Reddit Chosen Oscars: The Year 2000 Award Results

Best Picture
1. Requiem for a Dream
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. Almost Famous
3. Gladiator
5. In the Mood for Love
6. American Psycho
7. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
8. Traffic
9. Billy Elliot
10. Cast Away
Best Director
  1. Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Darren Aronofsky for Requiem for a Dream
  3. Ridley Scott for Gladiator
  4. Steven Soderbergh for Traffic
  5. Joel Coen for O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Best Lead Actor
  1. Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho
  2. Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus in Gladiator
  3. Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland in Cast Away
  4. George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  5. Jamie Bell as Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot
Best Lead Actress
  1. Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream
  2. Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich
  3. Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shi Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. Björk as Selma Ježková in Dancer in the Dark
  5. Laura Linney as Sammy in You Can Count On Me
Best Supporting Actor
  1. Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator
  2. Benicio del Toro as Javier Rodriguez in Traffic
  3. Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price in Unbreakable
  4. Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire
  5. Ian McKellen as Erik LehnsherMagneto in X-Men
Best Supporting Actress
  1. Jennifer Connelly as Marion Silver in Requiem for a Dream
  2. Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous
  3. Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. Catherine O’Hara as Cookie Fleck in Best In Show
  5. Frances McDormand as Elaine Miller in Almost Famous
Best Original Screenplay
  1. Almost Famous
  2. Gladiator
  3. Unbreakable
  4. You Can Count On Me
  5. Billy Elliot
Best Adapted Screenplay
  1. American Psycho
  2. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  3. Traffic
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. High Fidelity
Best Animated Film
  1. The Emperor’s New Groove
  2. Chicken Run
  3. The Road to El Dorado
  4. Titan A.E.
  5. Dinosaur
Best Foreign Language Film
  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. In the Mood for Love
  3. Amores perros
  4. Battle Royale
  5. Yi Yi
Best Documentary Film
1. Sound and Fury
2. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
3. The Gleaners & I
4. Dark Days
4. Into the Arms of Strangers
Best Original Score
  1. Clint Mansell for Requiem for a Dream
  2. Tan Dun for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. Lisa Gerrard and Hans Zimmer for Gladiator
  4. Michael Kamen for X-Men
  5. Cliff Martinez for Traffic
Best Original Song
  1. "I’ve Seen It All" from Dancing in the Dark
  2. "My Funny Friend and Me" from The Emperor’s New Groove
  3. "A Love Before Time" from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. "Fever Dog" from Almost Famous
  5. "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys
Best Sound Editing
  1. Gladiator
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. X-Men
  4. Cast Away
  5. Unbreakable
Best Sound Mixing
  1. Gladiator
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  4. Almost Famous
  5. Cast Away
Best Production Design
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2. Gladiator
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
4. X-Men
Best Cinematography
  1. Peter Pau for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Roger Deakins for O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  3. Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bing for In the Mood for Love
  4. John Mathieson for Gladiator
  5. Peter Andrews for Traffic
Best Makeup/Hairstyling
  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  2. Shadow of the Vampire
  3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. X-Men
  5. Gladiator
Best Costume Design
  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Gladiator
  3. In the Mood for Love
  4. Almost Famous
  5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Best Editing
  1. Requiem for a Dream
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. Gladiator
  4. Traffic
  5. Almost Famous
Best Visual Effects
  1. X-Men
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. Gladiator
  4. Final Destination
  5. Cast Away
Best Voice Acting Performance
  1. Patrick Warburton as Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove
  2. Eartha Kitt as Yzma in The Emperor’s New Grooze
  3. Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in The Tigger Movie
  4. John Goodman as Pacha in The Emperor’s New Groove
  5. Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Tweedy in Chicken Run
Best Directorial Debut
  1. Alejandro González Iñárritu for Amores perros
  2. Stephen Daldry for Billy Elliot
  3. Peter Lord and Nick Park for Chicken Run
  4. Bong Joon-ho for Barking Dogs Never Bite
  5. Kenneth Lonergan for You Can Count On Me
Best Ensemble Cast
  1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  2. Almost Famous
  3. Traffic
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. Gladiator
Best Choreography, Stunts or Dance
  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. X-Men
  3. Gladiator
  4. Billy Elliot
  5. Battle Royale
Best Soundtrack
  1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  2. Almost Famous
  3. American Psycho
  4. In the Mood for Love
  5. High Fidelity
Best Non-English Language Performance
  1. Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Gael García Bernal as Octavio in Amores perros
  3. Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen in In the Mood for Love
  4. Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. Tony Leung as Chow Mo-wan in In the Mood for Love
So there are all the results, here is a link to see how the voting went down, some really tight races there. Leave your thoughts below and I’ll be asking for nominations for 2001 sometime tomorrow.
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2020.04.25 21:41 JuanRiveara Reddit Chosen Oscars: The Year 2000 Award Results

Best Picture
1. Requiem for a Dream
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. Almost Famous
3. Gladiator
5. In the Mood for Love
6. American Psycho
7. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
8. Traffic
9. Billy Elliot
10. Cast Away
Best Director
  1. Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Darren Aronofsky for Requiem for a Dream
  3. Ridley Scott for Gladiator
  4. Steven Soderbergh for Traffic
  5. Joel Coen for O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Best Lead Actor
  1. Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho
  2. Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus in Gladiator
  3. Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland in Cast Away
  4. George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  5. Jamie Bell as Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot
Best Lead Actress
  1. Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream
  2. Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich
  3. Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shi Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. Björk as Selma Ježková in Dancer in the Dark
  5. Laura Linney as Sammy in You Can Count On Me
Best Supporting Actor
  1. Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator
  2. Benicio del Toro as Javier Rodriguez in Traffic
  3. Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price in Unbreakable
  4. Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire
  5. Ian McKellen as Erik LehnsherMagneto in X-Men
Best Supporting Actress
  1. Jennifer Connelly as Marion Silver in Requiem for a Dream
  2. Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous
  3. Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. Catherine O’Hara as Cookie Fleck in Best In Show
  5. Frances McDormand as Elaine Miller in Almost Famous
Best Original Screenplay
  1. Almost Famous
  2. Gladiator
  3. Unbreakable
  4. You Can Count On Me
  5. Billy Elliot
Best Adapted Screenplay
  1. American Psycho
  2. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  3. Traffic
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. High Fidelity
Best Animated Film
  1. The Emperor’s New Groove
  2. Chicken Run
  3. The Road to El Dorado
  4. Titan A.E.
  5. Dinosaur
Best Foreign Language Film
  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. In the Mood for Love
  3. Amores perros
  4. Battle Royale
  5. Yi Yi
Best Documentary Film
1. Sound and Fury
2. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
3. The Gleaners & I
4. Dark Days
4. Into the Arms of Strangers
Best Original Score
  1. Clint Mansell for Requiem for a Dream
  2. Tan Dun for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. Lisa Gerrard and Hans Zimmer for Gladiator
  4. Michael Kamen for X-Men
  5. Cliff Martinez for Traffic
Best Original Song
  1. "I’ve Seen It All" from Dancing in the Dark
  2. "My Funny Friend and Me" from The Emperor’s New Groove
  3. "A Love Before Time" from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. "Fever Dog" from Almost Famous
  5. "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys
Best Sound Editing
  1. Gladiator
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. X-Men
  4. Cast Away
  5. Unbreakable
Best Sound Mixing
  1. Gladiator
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  4. Almost Famous
  5. Cast Away
Best Production Design
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2. Gladiator
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
4. X-Men
Best Cinematography
  1. Peter Pau for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Roger Deakins for O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  3. Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bing for In the Mood for Love
  4. John Mathieson for Gladiator
  5. Peter Andrews for Traffic
Best Makeup/Hairstyling
  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  2. Shadow of the Vampire
  3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. X-Men
  5. Gladiator
Best Costume Design
  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Gladiator
  3. In the Mood for Love
  4. Almost Famous
  5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Best Editing
  1. Requiem for a Dream
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. Gladiator
  4. Traffic
  5. Almost Famous
Best Visual Effects
  1. X-Men
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. Gladiator
  4. Final Destination
  5. Cast Away
Best Voice Acting Performance
  1. Patrick Warburton as Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove
  2. Eartha Kitt as Yzma in The Emperor’s New Grooze
  3. Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in The Tigger Movie
  4. John Goodman as Pacha in The Emperor’s New Groove
  5. Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Tweedy in Chicken Run
Best Directorial Debut
  1. Alejandro González Iñárritu for Amores perros
  2. Stephen Daldry for Billy Elliot
  3. Peter Lord and Nick Park for Chicken Run
  4. Bong Joon-ho for Barking Dogs Never Bite
  5. Kenneth Lonergan for You Can Count On Me
Best Ensemble Cast
  1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  2. Almost Famous
  3. Traffic
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. Gladiator
Best Choreography, Stunts or Dance
  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. X-Men
  3. Gladiator
  4. Billy Elliot
  5. Battle Royale
Best Soundtrack
  1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  2. Almost Famous
  3. American Psycho
  4. In the Mood for Love
  5. High Fidelity
Best Non-English Language Performance
  1. Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Gael García Bernal as Octavio in Amores perros
  3. Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen in In the Mood for Love
  4. Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. Tony Leung as Chow Mo-wan in In the Mood for Love
So there are all the results, here is a link to see how the voting went down, some really tight races there. Leave your thoughts below and I’ll be asking for nominations for 2001 sometime tomorrow.
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2020.04.12 03:13 YourLatinaQueen Growing up as a Latina and not knowing that you are a lesbian.

Hello to all ya lovely people!
I hope you are taking care of yourself during this time. This is the first time I ever share my story to anyone!
I wan to do it because first of all I am not from the U.S.A, I was born, raised and still living in a latin american (small) country. And even tho I relate soooo much to many of the stories I still feel that I quite don’t fit because my social context is very different and I write this in hope there might be any other person that grew up in a latin country or in a latin environment and can feel related too.
Believe me growing up in a social-latin environment + religion can be very hard for a LGTBQ+ kid, because Latinos combine religion with morals (even if they don’t go to church they still do it) so if you are queer you are just a bad terrible person because that’s not why “god” made the women and the men to be that way. Also the culture in general is very misogenous so something worse that being a homosexual man is homosexual women. Also they are all very persistent in whats for girls and what is for boys, here If you are born female the next day they pierce your ears so that every one knows you are a girl, if you don’t dress “like a girl” you are going to be bully and the will call you a “lesbian” and not in a good way.
I want to apologize if there are any misspelling, english is not my first language, also this is going to be very long because I wrote this on my “secret” blog but it is in Spanish so I translated it to english to make it accessible for everyone It is more like a story, very personal but I want to share In case some one wants to know more or have any questions about their sexuality.

-MY LIFE TRYING TO BE HETEROSEXUAL-

I’m a 25 years old cis female (latina), I’m the oldest of three siblings, a brother and a sister both with bipolar disorder. My father was very absent during my life even though we lived in the same house (very common in latin countries) and on the other hand my mother was physically (hit us) and verbally abusive to all of us (she still is, verbally). One of my fathers is a pedophile and he abuse of me and my sister when we were kids but we didn't know this until 4 years ago that we started going to therapy. I know this all sounds awful but still I was a happy person most of the time and very social (still to this day :) )
As I said, I was verbally abused by my mother and growing up I never felt like the other girls, I know that the gender identity / how you dress does not determine your sexuality but I do not know, I did not want to get married, boys were my friends, I did not want to paint my nails, or wear earrings I didn't even liked heels, I loved playing sports with my friends and being in shorts and sneakers all day long and my mom didn't like this she was always upset with me for being different and not being "feminine enough" she didn’t like shopping with me because I wouldn’t choose the kind of cloths that she would want me to pick (?) When we went shopping if I chose something and she didn't like it she wouldn't buy it from me and start saying things like “ that’s not very girly” or “thats ugly I’m not buying it”.
So when I turn 13-14 I start to change a lot because I wanted my mom to be happy, I wanted her to be proud of how I dressed and how I acted therefore I started to dress more "like a woman" despite not feeling 100% happy or comfortable, I started going to the evangelical church (She was attending too) and I just became super religious because that was the only way she would shut up, I was SO tired of fighting with her, I became the person she wanted me to be. I literally became someone else.
I went to a catholic all girls school (hahaha!) and I had very strong connections with some of my female friends, I felt that they were my soulmates, I imagined that we were going to travel the world together, if we fought it was very very intense but since I was in an all-women school for me that was normal. I can't remember if I had sexual thoughts because any pulse I had oppressed it because that's what they taught me in church.
As my school was the only women's school in the whole country, all the men and women I met throughout my life were always asking me question like "it is true that everyone in your school is a lesbian" I felt so bad because for me being a lesbian was like an illness, a choice, it was the same as killing or stealing because that was what they (the evangelical church) had taught me. Those comments bothered me a lot, I became defensive and told them things like: “no! none of my friends are lesbians thats a lie” and I got really angry. It was so common for me to hear the word lesbian with a bad connotation so I create a phobia towards it.
I tried to like the boys, in the quinceañeras I got to kiss with a couple of them, when they wanted something more serious I ran away and told my friends that the boy was not handsome enough to go out with. Girls at my school were crazy about other boys and I couldn’t understand why I did not feel that way.
When I turned 16 I decided that I would be celibate until marriage because that was what the pastor said in the church that we should do, in addition my family was not the best one, I could see all the heterosexual families in the church "being happy" then I began to relate heterosexual marriage to true happiness. I thought that was my purpose. I met a girl in the church and we became best friends, again I felt that this girl was my soulmate, i loved her so much, when she hang with other girls I was jealous because that was my best friend not someone else best friend (funny is that now SHE is a lesbian an has a girlfriend hahaha we still good friends tho :).) Little by little I was withdrawing from my other friends at school because they wanted to have sex with men and I did not because I was taught it was a sin, I thought it was sinful. At church they had taught me that I should forgive the sinner but not be a friend of the sinner. Anything related to sex or homosexuality = sin = god not happy = god not blessing me.
Homosexuality for me was like a big lie, I really really taught that homosexuality was a sinful choice. As a teenager I was scare of being a homosexual, many times I will find my self thinking “ what if I am gay?” god wont love me, my family wont love me, but at the same time I really believed it was impossible to be one because there was not a single representation of lesbians in my life, it was like unicorns a myth, they were gay men but never lesbians.
I got to have a boyfriend from church when I was 17 (ish) but the truth is that we didn't see each other much, apart from kisses nothing actually happened and in the end he went to the United States to study so nothing happened. I got over it like in a week.
Then in my last year of school I met a boy who turned out to be my boyfriend for 5 years from 18 to 22 years old. During this time I started going to college in my country (here you usually stay with your parents until you get married). The first two years of relationship we did not have sex because I did not feel ready, he touched my breasts and that but I did not want to be penetrated "yet". The pressure to have sex began in the second year of college, I started to have a group of super solid friends but they were all straight and my friends only talked about sex with men, how much they liked having sex with men. I felt left out because I was still a virgin and at the same time I was determined to feel that too, I had a boyfriend so why couldn’t I feel this. I wanted with all my strength to feel what my friends were feeling. By this time I was no longer going to church I had a HUGE fight with my mother when I was 19 and I stop going. I was 21 when I lost my virginity, I didn’t like it.
My friends told me that maybe he was no good in bed and maybe I should go out with other people and try ... I honestly thought that that was the problem with me not liking sex. During this time my parents got divorced, my sister tried to commit suicide and my brother began to develop bipolarity, so it was super difficult for me to break up with my boyfriend because I did not want to be alone, nor be in my house, so I was with him because I felt safe, I loved him but not like that ... I was with him for emotional help and because I thought that nobody was going to love me due to my family problems. Sex with him was not something I was looking for, most times we saw each other I had sex with him, but I did it to please him, not for me. I HATED oral sex, I hated it when he tried to do anything sex related. It was terrible, many times I cried in the middle of intercourse and I really
thought it was due to my family problems OR because I was abused when I was a child.
I thought I was broken.
I wanted to break up with him, to experiment with other boys (remember that I thought homosexuality was an option so I never contemplated having sex with a woman despite the fact that I have always wanted to kiss one just to try, and ALL my sexual fantasies where with me fucking girls lol but for me it was normal, like i truly believe that all girls had that struggle. ). So after a LOT of thinking I decide I could no longer lie to him and I told him I want a break up, it was crazy because he was devastated and I was super fine, I thought we will be friends after that but he was very angry with me so thats when it made me a little sad. By this time, one of my best (male) friends came out as BISEXUAL. And I was super surprised, it was the first time I ever heard the word bisexual (and I was fucking 22 years old okey!?). Some friends began saying biphobic things, they started to say bad things about my friend and they stop being our friends because of that. I still thought I was heterosexual, I thought feeling more physical attraction to women was normal because women are too pretty, like who doesn't like women, right?.
From October 2017 thru June 2019 I was only dating men. I have only had sex with one person so why not give it a try. Every single time I had to go on a date I felt nervous I didn’t want to met up with them, one time I even asked a friend to take me to the date because I was feeling like I was to throw up, but for me it was like a normal anxiety, like the one you feel when you are about to talk in public or try something new. With some of them I just had one date and ran away the next day, some of the other guys I dated them for 1 month to 7 months. Sex was never good, i didn’t want to call them my boyfriends because i was not okey with it something was missing all the freacking time.The emotional connection I had with them was very little in spite of the fact that many were super fun, super attentive, super affectionate and some very good looking. They gave me cringe.
In march 2018 I went out for diner with one of the guys I was seeing during that time, he asked me “ why are you always staring at girls??” and I was like: umm what do you mean? I just think they are pretty, no reason why. I went home and I cried a lot because I thought
omg he is going to find out that i watch lesbian porn and that I think girls are better but I’m not gay” after thinking A LOT I was like shit I am bisexual, just like my friend., not just for staring at girls but because my attraction to girls has always been WAY more intense than to men and somehow I realize I was into girls to, I have always been scared of saying out loud that I found girls prettier than men so I never shared it with no one, not even close girl friends because I didn’t want them to treat me bad.
After thinking about it a lot I decided to tell him I was bisexual and he didn't not take it okey , he said many bad things.
I was already identifying my self as bisexual, even tho little people knew. Another friend of mine from college started saying that she was bisexual too and my heterosexual female friends from college start saying bad things about her like " omg I can't believe she is not straight, like I have had pajamas parties with her this is nasty" I felt bad.. my friends didn't accepted that my other girl friend was bisexual so I kept in silence.
I would always pick a random guy from a place/party/etc and decide I was going to like him (as long if he met my criteria list) or in other scenario if a guy was into me I would then started playing attention to him, before that he was invisible to me, not attractive at all.
I feel that a part of me was using sex to feel more heterosexual or to try to fit in and understand my heterosexual friends more (they were very sexual with men and liked it) even though I identified as bisexual I was very afraid to kiss a woman and that I liked it more than being with men because I knew that society was going to judge me if I went out with a woman.
This is the part when things became really weird for me
In January 2019 start dating a girl, she was the ONLY lesbian I knew by then because she was open about it.. I was not forced I actually wanted to be with her, we kissed i like it but at the same time another guy was hitting on me, I didn’t like him but he was good looking I guess, like all the girls I knew had a crush on him so at this point I don’t even know WHY I WAS DOING THIS.. so I stopped going out with her (she was dating other people at the time so it was okey) and date this guy... I date him for 3 months he was super nice to me, cook for me and everything but I couldn’t have sex with him. I was feeling so alone, I just REALLY thought I just was afraid of commitment due to my parents separation. So I broke up with him because I was not feeling it, AGAIN and he told me: I think you are still into this other girl you were dating before me... he was right. I couldn’t stop thinking about her I wanted her so I text her like the next day and ask her out again.
We date (from July-October 2019) and this time was very difficult for me, the amount of shame I was feeling in me was killing despite the fact that my close friends are all gay men and some bisexual women. We had sex and it was soooo good, best oral sex ever! but after sex I was feeling SO fucking ashamed, I was too aware when holding her hand or kissing her in public because I knew people here can be very aggressive, I was so scared.
And it happened, we went to a bar and I kissed her on the cheek and the waiter told us that it was okey but that we couldn't do that there in public so we left. It made me angry and so sad. Few days after this I tried to tell my sister that I was into girls and the only thing she said to me is that she did not want to talk about it, that I was creating a problem and that It could not be possible, she told me “ you cant be a lesbian because you have dated many boys before I think is a phase” She was really angry and once again i felt really bad so I started to ignore the girl I was dating and finally I broke up with her. I was not able to identify at the moment what was going on with me, I liked her but the amount of shame I felt would not let me breathe.
While I was dating this girl a friend told me that my co-worker, a very thin and feminine man, had a crush on me, I never noticed himuntil another coworker told me about it so AGAIN I started having “a crush” on another man. Now I realize that I used him to avoid my relationship with this woman because I was afraid (very bad I know but at the time I couldn't notice). After three weeks I was dating my male coworker. He was super fun and attentive but after two months I stopped loving him, started to hate sex, I didn't even want to touch or kiss him, it made me sick and there was no reason. I was still thinking about the only girl I had ever dated. (Lets remember that I was really believing I was bisexual, this is very important because as a bisexual therefore I believed that “my attraction” to men was attraction not COMP. HET.)
So I went to twitter and I tweeted “ What If I’m a lesbian and I’m just struggling with internalize homophobia and I just can’t accept my true sexual orientation“ and a gay friend send me a DM to me and told me to watch a video about COMP. HET. (It was contrapoints video REALLY GOOD ONE). I watched the all video like 2 times..I spent 5 hours of my live doing online research, “I’ m a lesbian?” “HOW THE F* I KNOW IF I AM A LESBIAN” Most stories on the internet where like “ nah i always knew” i was like wtf this can be, I never really knew! whats wrong with me. I was shocked by then I didn't have reddit at that time so I created an account and I got into this sub-reddit and read the "master doc" thoroughly and was shocked at how real it was. For the first time in life I felt that my sexuality had an explanation, I am a lesbian but this time I do not say it with much fear.
I read the master document and felt that they were describing me. It was ALL me
I went on dates with 11 different men and had sex with 6 of them but non was enough. I felt that I could not be a lesbian because I had dated many men and felt "attraction" for them, when I realized that it was anxiety I felt that a super big weight was taken from me, I no longer have to go out with men anymore! I no longer have to put my self thru this shit!!
I have never felt so sure of who I am. I will not lie, I still question it and in a way I still think that maybe there is a man in a billion that I’ll love enough to want to marry him but within me I know that it is not true, I wouldn’t be honest with myself. I can’t marry with a man because I know I will always be craving girls.
I mean women are super beautiful and sexy, now I do feel like getting married and looking for love, now that I know I like women and not men. I am not afraid of compromise, I feel so free and happy. Now that i look back I just think “ ohhh my god I was such a gay kid hahaha, like everything was so gay”.
This is a continuous battle, I am still not ready to date a girl because I want to be a better person and I want to love and accept myself as I am, I still find it hard to say the word "lesbian" I still feel that it is something ugly but every day it becomes easier . When the quarantine is over I plan to move and go to therapy, we'll see what happens.
You can do this, you can get over your toxic family, you can get over this misogenous, sexist and homophobic society. It doesn’t matter if you dated a bunch of guys, if you feel good loving just women now it is all good and if you are bisexual thats very valid too.
Las amo chicas, el amor no es un privilegio heterosexual!!
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 1929 WILLA CATHER Despite the references to Prohibition and a post-revolutionary Russia, which would seem to place "Double Birthday" in the nineteen-twenties, it really seems to be a story of people living in that idyllic age which preceded the First World War. And so is its way of telling in the rounded, warm, almost cozy descriptions of the characters and their manners. Willa Cather was born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1876. She was edu- cated at the University of Nebraska. In her early life she was engaged in newspaper work and as a magazine editor. She became one of the country's most distinguished authors. Primarily a novelist, she wrote few short stories. With the exception of "Double Birthday," the best of these are printed in Youth and the Bright Medusa and Obscure Destinies. DOUBLE BIRTHDAY (i.) EVEN in American cities, which seem so much alike, where people seem all to be living the same lives, striving for the same things, thinking the same thoughts, there are still individuals a little out of tune with the times——there are still survivals of a past more loosely woven, there are disconcerting beginnings of a future yet unforeseen. Coming out of the gray stone Court House in Pittsburgh on a dark November afternoon, Judge Hammersley encountered one of these men whom one does not readily place, whom one is, indeed, a little embar- rassed to meet, because they have not got on as they should. The Judge saw him mounting the steps outside, leaning against the wind, holding his soft felt hat on with his hand, his head thrust forward——hurrying with a light, quick step, and so intent upon his own purposes that the Judge could have gone out by a side door and avoided the meeting. But that was against his principles. "Good day, Albert," he muttered, seeming to feel, himself, all the embarrassment of the encounter, for the other snatched off his hat with a smile of very evident pleasure, and something like pride. His gesture bared an attractive head——small, well-set, definite and smooth——one of those heads that look as if they had been turned out of some hard, rich wood by a workman deft with the lathe. His smooth-shaven face was dark——a warm coffee color——and his hazel eyes were warm and lively. He was not young, but his features had a kind of quicksilver mobility. His manner toward the stiff, frowning Judge was respectful and admir- ing——not in the least self-conscious. The Judge inquired after his health and that of his uncle. "Uncle Albert is splendidly preserved for his age. Frail, and can't stand any strain, but perfectly all right if he keeps to his routine. He's going to have a birthday soon. He will be eighty on the first day of December, and I shall be fifty-five on the same day. I was named after him because I was born on his twenty-fifth birthday. "Umph." The judge glanced from left to right as if this announcement were in bad taste, but he put a good face on it and said with a kind of testy heartiness, "That will be an——occasion. I'd like to remember it in some way. Is there anything your uncle would like, any——recognition?" He stammered and coughed. Young Albert Engelhardt, as he was called, laughed apologetically, but with confidence. "I think there is, Judge Hammersley. Indeed, I'd thought of coming to you to ask a favor. I am going to have a little supper for him, and you know he likes good wine. In these dirty bootleg- ging times, it's hard to get." "Certainly, certainly." The Judge spoke up quickly, and for the first time looked Albert squarely in the eye. "Don't give him any of that bootleg stuff. I can find something in my cellar. Come out tomorrow night after eight, with a gripsack of some sort. Very glad to help you out, Albert. Glad the old fellow holds up so well. Thank'ee, Albert," as Engelhardt swung the heavy door open and held it for him to pass. Judge Hammersley's car was waiting for him, and on the ride home to Squirrel Hill he thought with vexation about the Engelhardts. He really was a sympathetic man, and though so stern of manner, he had deep affections; was fiercely loyal to old friends, old families, and old ideals. He didn't think highly of what is called success in the world today, but such as it was he wanted his friends to have it, and was vexed with them when they missed it. He was vexed with Albert for unblushingly, almost proudly, declaring that he was fifty-five years old, when he had nothing whatever to show for it. He was the last of the Engelhardt boys, and they had none of them had anything to show. They all died much worse off in the world than they began. They began with a flourishing glass factory up the river, a comfortable fortune, a fine old house on the park in Allegheny, a good standing in the community; and it was all gone, melted away. Old August Engelhardt was a thrifty, energetic man, though pig- headed——Judge Hammersley's friend and one of his first clients. Au- gust's five sons had sold the factory and wasted the money in fantastic individual enterprises, lost the big house, and now they were all dead except Albert. They ought all to be alive, with estates and factories and families. To be sure, they had that queer German streak in them; but so had old August, and it hadn't prevented his amounting to something. Their bringing-up was wrong; August had too free a hand, he was too proud of his five handsome boys, and too conceited. Too much tennis, Rhine wine punch, music, and silliness. They were always running over to New York, like this Albert. Somebody, when asked what in the world young Albert had ever done with his inheritance, had laughingly replied that he had spent it on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Judge Hammersley didn't see how Albert could hold his head up. He had some small job in the County Clerk's office, was dependent upon it, had nothing else but the poor little house on the South Side where he lived with his old uncle. The county took care of him for the sake of his father, who had been a gallant officer in the Civil War, and afterwards a public-spirited citizen and a generous employer of labor. But, as Judge Hammersley had bitterly remarked to Judge Merriman when Albert's name happened to come up: "If it weren't for his father's old friends seeing that he got something, that fellow wouldn't be able to make a living." Next to a charge of dishonesty, this was the worst that could be said of any man. Judge Hammersley's house out on Squirrel Hill sat under a grove of very old oak trees. He lived alone, with his daughter, Margaret Parmen- ter, who was a widow. She had a great many engagements, but she usually managed to dine at home with her father, and that was about as much society as he cared for. His house was comfortable in an old-fash- ioned way, well appointed——specially the library, the room in which he lived when he was not in bed or at the Court House. Tonight, when he came down to dinner, Mrs. Parmenter was already at the table, dressed for an evening party. She was tall, handsome, with a fine, easy carriage, and her face was both hard and sympathetic, like her father's. She had not, however, his stiffness of manner, that contraction of the muscles which was his unconscious protest at any irregularity in the machinery of life. She accepted blunders and accidents smoothly if not indifferently. As the old colored man pulled back the Judge's chair for him, he glanced at his daughter from under his eyebrows. "I saw that son of old Gus Engelhardt's this afternoon," he said in an angry, challenging tone. As a young girl his daughter had used to take up the challenge and hotly defend the person who had displeased or disappointed her father. But as she grew older she was conscious of that same feeling in herself when the people fell short of what she expected; and she understood now that when her father spoke as if he were savagely attacking someone, it merely meant that he was disappointed or sorry for them; he never spoke thus of persons for whom he had no feeling. So she said calmly, "Oh, did you really? I haven't seen him for years, not since the war. How was he looking? Shabby?" "Not so shabby as he ought to. That fellow's likely to be in want one of these days." "I'm afraid so," Mrs. Parmenter sighed. "But I believe he would be rather plucky about it." The Judge shrugged. "He's coming out here tomorrow night, on some business for his uncle." "Then I'll have a chance to see for myself. He must look much older. I can't imagine his ever looking really old and settled, though." "See that you don't ask him to stay. I don't want the fellow hanging around. He'll transact his business and get it over. He had the face to admit to me that he'll be fifty-five years old on the first of December. He's giving some sort of birthday party for old Albert, a-hem." The Judge coughed formally, but was unable to check a smile; his lips sarcas- tic, but his eyes full of sly humor. "Can he be as old as that? Yes, I suppose so. When we were both at Mrs. Sterrett's in Rome, I was fifteen, and he must have been about thirty." Her father coughed. "He'd better have been in Homestead!" Mrs. Parmenter looked up; that was rather commonplace, for her fa- ther. "Oh, I don't know. Albert would never have been much use in Homestead, and he was very useful to Mrs. Sterrett in Rome." "What did she want the fellow hanging round for? All the men of her family amounted to something." "To too much! There must be some butterflies of one is going to give house parties, and the Sterretts and Dents were all heavyweights. He was in Rome a long while; three year, I think. He had a gorgeous time. Anyway, he learned to speak Italian very well, and that helps him out now, doesn't it? You still send for him at the Court House when you need an interpreter?" "That's not often. He picks up a few dollars. Nice business for his father's son." After dinner the Judge retired to his library, where the gas-fire was lit, and his book at hand, with a paper-knife inserted to mark the place where he had left off reading last night at exactly ten-thirty. On his way he went to the front door, opened it, turned on the porch light, and looked at the thermometer, making an entry in a little notebook. In a few moments his daughter, in an evening cloak, stopped at the library door to wish him good night and went down the hall. He listened for the closing of the front door; it was a reassuring sound to him. He liked the feeling of an orderly house, empty for himself and his books all evening. He was deeply read in divinity, philosophy, and in the early history of North America. II While Judge Hammersley was settling down to his book, Albert Engel- hardt was sitting at home in a garnet velvet smoking-jacket, at an upright piano, playing Schumann's Kreisleriana for his old uncle. They lived, certainly, in a queer part of the city, on one of the dingy streets that run uphill off noisy Carson Street, in a little two-story brick house, a working man's house, that Albert's father had taken over long ago in satisfaction of a bad debt. When his father had acquired this building, it was a mere nothing——the Engelhardts were then living in their big, many-gabled, so-German house on the Park, in Allegheny; and they owned many other buildings, besides the glass factory up the river. After the father's death, when the sons converted houses and lands into cash, this forgotten little house on the South Side had somehow never been sold or mortgaged. A day came when Albert, the last surviving son, found this piece of property the only thing he owned in the world beside his personal effects. His uncle, having had a crushing disappointment, wanted at that time to retire from the practice of medicine, so Albert settled in the South Side house and took his uncle with him. He had not gone there in any mood of despair. His impoverishment had come about gradually, and before he took possession of these quarters he had been living in a boarding house; the change seemed going up instead of down in the world. He was delighted to have a home again, to unpack his own furniture and his books and pictures—— the most valuable in the world to him, because they were full of his own history and that of his family, were like part of his own personality. All the years and the youth which had slipped away from him still clung to these things. At his piano, under his Degas drawing in black and red——three ballet girls at the bar——or seated at his beautiful inlaid writing table, he was still the elegant young man who sat there long ago. His rugs were fine ones, his collection of books was large and very personal. It was full of works which, though so recent, were already immensely far away and diminished. The glad, rebellious excitement they had once caused in the world he could recapture only in memory. Their power to seduce and stimulate the young, the living, was utterly gone. There was a complete file of the Yellow Book, for instance; who could extract sweet poison from these volumes now? A portfolio of the drawings of Aubrey Beards- ley——decadent, had they been called? A slender, padded volume——the complete works of a great new poet, Ernest Dowson. Oscar Wilde, whose wickedness was now so outdone that it looked like the poor old hat of some Victorian belle, weird and feathered and garlanded and faded. Albert and his uncle occupied only the upper floor of their house. The ground floor was let to an old German glass engraver who had once been a workman in August Engelhardt's factory. His wife was a good cook, and every night sent their dinner up hot on the dumb waiter. The house opened directly upon the street and to reach Albert's apartment one went down a narrow paved alley at the side of the building and mounted an outside flight of wooden stairs at the back. They had only four rooms—— two bedrooms, a snug sitting-room in which they dined, and a small kitchen where Albert got breakfast every morning. After he had gone to work, Mrs. Rudder came up from downstairs to wash the dishes and do the cleaning, and to cheer up old Doctor Engelhardt. At dinner this evening Albert had told his uncle about meeting Judge Hammersley, and of his particular inquiries after his health. The old man was very proud and received this intelligence as his due, but could not conceal a certain gratification. "The daughter, she still lives with him? A damned fine-looking woman!" he muttered between his teeth. Uncle Albert, a bachelor, had been a professed connoisseur of ladies in his day. Immediately after dinner, unless he were going somewhere, Albert always played for his uncle for an hour. He played extremely well. Doc- tor Albert sat by the fire smoking his cigar. While he listened, the look of wisdom and professional authority faded, and many changes went over his face, as if he were playing a little drama to himself; moods of scorn and contempt, of rakish vanity, sentimental melancholy . . . and some- thing remote and lonely. The Doctor had always flattered himself that he resembled a satyr, because the tops of his ears were slightly pointed; and he used to hint to his nephews that his large pendulous nose was the index of an excessively amorous disposition. His mouth was full of long, yellowish teeth, all crowded irregularly, which he snapped and ground together when he uttered denunciations of modern art or the Eighteenth Amendment. He wore his moustache short and twisted up at the corners. His thick gray hair was cut close and upright, in the bristling French fashion. His hands were small and fastidious, high-knuckled, quite ele- gant in shape. Across the Doctor's throat ran a long, jagged scar. He used to mutter to his young nephews that it had been justly inflicted by an outraged husband——a pistol shot in the dark. But his brother August always said that he had been cut by glass, when, wandering about in the garden one night after drinking too much punch, he had fallen into the cold-frames. After playing Schumann for some time, Albert, without stopping, went into Stravinsky. Doctor Engelhardt by the gas-fire stirred uneasily, turned his impor- tant head towards his nephew, and snapped his teeth. "Br-r-r, that stuff! Poverty of imagination, poverty of musical invention; fin-de-siècle!" Albert laughed. "I thought you were asleep. Why will you use that phrase? It shows your vintage. Like this any better?" He began the second act of Pelléas et Mélisande. The Doctor nodded. "Yes, that is better, though I'm not fooled by it." He wrinkled his nose as if he were smelling out something, and squinted with superior discernment. "To this canaille that is all very new; but to me it goes back to Bach." "Yes, if you like." Albert, like Judge Hammersley, was jealous of his solitude——liked a few hours with his books. It was time for Uncle Doctor to be turning in. He ended the music by playing half a dozen old German songs which the old fellow always wanted but never asked for. The Doctor's chin sank into his shirt front. His face took on a look of deep, resigned sadness; his features, losing their conscious importance, seemed to shrink a good deal. His nephew knew that this was the mood in which he would most patiently turn to rest and darkness. Doctor Engelhardt had had a heavy loss late in life. Indeed, he had suffered the same loss twice. As Albert left the piano, the Doctor rose and walked a little stiffly across the room. At the door of his chamber he paused, brought his hand up in a kind of military salute and gravely bowed, so low that one saw only the square upstanding gray brush on the top of his head and the long pear-shaped nose. After this he closed the door behind him. Albert sat down to his book. Very soon he heard the bath water running. Having taken his bath, the Doctor would get into bed immediately to avoid catching cold. Luckily, he usually slept well. Perhaps he dreamed of that unfortunate young singer whom he sometimes called, to his nephew and himself, "the lost Lenore." 
Double Birthday, Copyright 1929 by Willa Cather. Originally appeared in The Forum. From Fifty Best Short Stories, edited by Martha Foley. Copyright © MCMLXV by Houghton Mifflin Company; pp. 67—74.
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2019.07.29 02:00 Logic_Sandwich JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OC Tournament #4: R3M6 - Demis and Hadrian vs. ???

The results are in for Match 4. The winner is…
M.I.A., with a score of 69 to 59!
Category Winner Point Totals Comments
Popularity Tie 20-20 Our first tie vote for Round, both teams remained neck-and-neck all through the voting period!
Quality M.I.A. 24-25 Reasoning
JoJolity M.I.A. 15-24 Reasoning
A few days later, Youngstown, Ohio...
M.I.A. sat in the YMCA’s base, still sore from her recent outing, resting on the couch in front of a television. “Man… hope there’s something good on TV today,” she muttered to herself as she flicked it on. The first channel that came on was the news, and it seemed they were right in the middle of airing a debate for the special gubernatorial election occurring in California.
“If you’re just tuning in, welcome to the second gubernatorial debate down here in Sacramento, California. We have the 4 candidates here with us, and now that we’re back, let’s jump right back into our questions.” The moderator shuffled through some papers momentarily before speaking again.
“Mr. Sides, this next one is for you. A few days ago, a brutal incident in LA believed to be the result of violence from gangs has resulted in several deaths and massive property damage. There’s an increased concern from the people of California regarding crime and gang violence; as Attorney General, and potentially as governor, what have you been doing and what do you plan to do going forward to combat this?”
Sides shifted through some papers of his own on his podium, appearing to be thinking.
“Bah! Shifty Sides seems to have a frog in his throat. Truth is he’s been doing nothing, that’s why crime’s been ramping up!” Peter Bennett said, piping up before Sides had a chance to speak.
Sides side-eyed Pete, furrowing his brow, but clearing his throat and speaking clearly.
“Despite what Mr. Bennett might believe to be the truth, we have been working non-stop on these issues, and in particular, been putting a great amount of resources into investigating this recent incident. It has been… challenging for our police, given the extent and reach of the gangs that have been involved in these crimes, but rest assured we are making promising progress on all investigations.”
Peter gave a mean look, before shifting into a sly grin.
“Oh? What’s that word, ‘Promising’? It’s hard to take that seriously with all the promises you’ve broken during your time as Attorney General! We’re seeing a constant increase in crime despite all the phony promises you’ve made to the people of California! You’re as soft on crime as you are on this stage!”
Sides gave a deep sigh, a slight twinge of anger on his face, but still remained cool.
“Mr. Bennett. If you would only listen to what I am saying, and considered the facts of the situation, you’d stop perpetuating the ignorant belief tha-”
Bennet laughed, interrupting Sides without heed to his words.
“You can talk and you can talk, Shifty Sides! But it won’t change the fact that you don’t have a chance in office! Everyone knows you don’t get the job done, and everyone knows you’re easy to buy! It’s clear from the positions you’ve taken that you’re all buddy buddy with that no good cheater Dirty Domenica! What other acts are you willing to let slide?”
Both Nate Selleck and Emmanuel Faeman’s eyes widened, Sides’ brow furrowing, a scowl forming on his face. The former spoke up, sounding a bit nervous: “Hey now, let’s stop this, this debate is turning into a mudslinging compe-”
“Shut your mouth and stop with these incessant, grade-school insults and idiotic non-sequiturs,” David growled. His cool broke, gripping his podium tight. He raised his voice; not quite screaming, but rising far beyond his previously terse and stern composure. “Can you muster even an ounce of respect or tact for anyone besides yourself?”
There was a collection of gasps from the audience and the other candidates; even Bennett seemed taken aback. It was then that the scene cut to a man standing in front of a digital display, displaying a graph.
“The scene you just saw was from the second gubernatorial debate from a few days ago, depicting David Sides’ now widespread exchange with Peter Benett. If you take a look at the polls here, we can see a significant drop for David Sides and Peter Bennett, followed by an upwards shift for Emmanuel Faeman and Nate Selleck. Right now we see Faeman in the lead, followed now by Sides, with Selleck closing the gap, and Bennett falling farther and farther off the board.”
Candidate Pre-Debate Approval Rating Post-Debate Rating
Emmanuel Faeman 37% 40%
David Sides 38% 32%
Nate Selleck 17% 25%
Peter Bennett 8% 3%
Margin of Error: 1%
M.I.A. sighed, flipping through the channels once more. “Man, all this drama! Isn’t there anything positive on the news anymore? Oh well!”
We’ve been looking forward to this match since Round 1 and our competitors did not disappoint! Unfortunately, we had to decide on a winner, and M.I.A.’s focus on her Jojolity gave her the edge she needed to pull out the victory. But after a dark and dreary brawl in the rain, how about a fun race on a rainbow road?
Scenario - Compton, California:
“Alright Nora, all the cameras are down, footage erased, you’re free to do as you like!”
“Thanks Jack. I’ll deal with everything else here, you get something to eat!”
“Bye, call me if you need me!” The little earpiece went silent, Jack signing off.
Nora continued knitting a scarf, wandering around the small warehouse. It belonged, legally speaking, to some sort of laundromat, but Nora had heard through some of her sources that, illegally speaking, it was to store materials to cook up some of the dreadful drugs that the people who owned it were selling.
Of course, the people involved were the Black Beetles. She had been interested in them ever since her little sojourn in Cuba, and this little place had been easy enough to sneak in. She glanced to the guards, bound tight in snug little yarn straightjackets to the ceiling, bound and gagged. She took a picture of the boxes of cough syrup stored inside, and another of the rather simple tools to cook it. She couldn’t help but dislike the brutes, they’d been poor hosts to her in all cases so far. Bullets and knives, hardly any way to treat a guest!
Speaking of guests, there seemed to be another one to deal with! A running of some sort of machine in another room, what fun! None of the other goons had been any use so far, but another chance to talk would be fun! Silently, she fell backwards into the floor, turning into multicolored yarn and the surface back to concrete.
Small footsteps echoed in the room, a low voice muttering to themselves. They wandered around the room a bit, Nora hearing the unmistakable sound of treadmills, winding a bit on various surfaces. As the figure walked over to where she was, Nora struck.
In a moment, 「Doll Judgement」 appeared from its hiding place, tapping the gun in the man’s hand slightly, dissolving the bullets into string. He yelled in surprise as his Stand hit the ground under him, spitting out the box stored underneath and looking to drag him under as well.
Well that just wouldn’t do. 「Doll Judgement」 struck, hitting the Stand in the gut, yarn tangling it up, the body of it dragged underneath the treadmill. A few more hits, and yarn was filling every inch of the treadmill, the machine only able to inch back and forth a little. The man attempted to run, dropping the gun immediately, only for Nora to appear from her hiding place in front of him.
“Hello dearie.” She said, a manic grin on her face. The man fell backwards, into the arms of 「Doll Judgement」, his jumpsuit turning into a straightjacket. “Why don’t we talk a bit. Indulge an old lady”
The man stammered in shock, but managed to collect himself a little, sweating slightly as he spoke. “H-hey, no hard feelings for me just checking out the place, right? I didn’t mean to intrude, just got a little curious, is all.”
Nora nodded politely. “Certainly, dearie. Well, indulge an old woman for a little bit. Mind telling me why you’re curious in the Black Beetles?”
The man paled. “N-not much of anything, really. I don’t even know who this place is owned by, I just wandered in, is al- hey!”
「Doll Judgement」 reached its hand into the pocket of his jumpsuit, pulling out a wad of hundred dollar bills. Nora laughed, harsh and loud. “Sure, dearie. How you knew to take all of this from the money cache. ...You’re going to have to get up earlier in the morning to pull the wool over my eyes.” The man kept his expression steady. “Tell you what, dearie. I’ll tell you my name, and you tell me yours… as well as everything else you know about the Beetles. I’m Nora Kleid.”
The man stayed silent, fuming. The treadmill moved more erratically, and 「Doll Judgement」 hit the ground a few more times around it, piling more yarn inside. Nora’s expression grew more intense. “My, my,” she said. “You must know a lot, wouldn’t you. I can see it in your eyes, you know. Thinking you’ll be able to outwit me, and run away.” She reached into the cloth bag she brought with her, pulling out another little souvenir, 「Heart of the Sunrise」. Knowing the Stand’s previous owner and what it would take to acquire the globe from him, the man began sweating buckets as Nora toyed around a bit with the body of it, the face pointed directly at him.
“Oh, so you know what this is, hm?” She mused. “Even if my 「Doll Judgement」 is weak physically, this makes it so easy for an old lady like me to keep up with your fancy punchghosts.” Her expression became even more intense, voice filled with gravitas. “Why don’t we talk over some tea back at my base about what you know, dearie.”
Location - Sweetwater, Colorado:
“Come on, eat it!” Autumn almost-yelled, a dollop of ice cream balanced precariously on the spoon. “It’s the new flavour they have!”
Nico laughed, taking the spoon and putting it in his mouth. “Hey, it’s really good!” He cheered, taking a sip of water. The team had sprung a surprise for him once he got back, to either celebrate a victory or cheer him up from a loss. A welcome surprise, to be sure, and they had been keeping him too busy all day to mope about anything. It stung a bit to be out of the game, certainly, but less so than the first time, and he couldn’t really complain. Two close losses and standing up to a monstrous foe was hardly an embarrassment.
He looked over at his friends, Dokiro talking with Demis about something to do with her next big break that was just around the corner, licking at an extravagant, if holographic ice cream. Millie was concerned with her own Stand, 「Birthday Cake」 poised to snatch the ice cream cone she was looming over at any point. And Autumn, talking about an elaborate, if slightly illegal prank she was planning on her landlord.
He let his anxieties melt away, leaning back in his seat.
“He~y, looks like they have toffee ice cream here, huh. Isn’t that weird, Jack?” called a loud voice from the front of the store.
“Hey, maybe Nora would like it? Isn’t toffee the ideal old folks’ candy?” asked a quieter voice, good humour clear to see.
Autumn turned to look over her shoulder in curiosity, a moment later turning around hard and yelling at the pair. “Oi! Bug Bitch! What the hell are you doing here!”
The entire table turned their attention to the people at the front, looking at ice cream. A man wearing an absolutely massive backpack and another in a baseball outfit. The latter was familiar to them all, Jack Norworth, who had eked out a win months in the past against them. 「Birthday Cake」 and 「Dream Weaver」 immediately moved to defensive positions, prepared to strike at any moment.
Jack immediately put on a defensive smile, putting his hands up. “Uh. Getting ice cream?”
The other one, Hadrian, turned on his heel and rolled his eyes. “Hey, Nora said we weren’t supposed to get into a fight, yeah?” He said to Jack, who quietly affirmed. “Cool.” He looked to the group. “So yeah, we don’t want to fight. Jack won against you guys, you won against Annabelle…wherever she is now. All even.”
Jack cleared his throat. “So how about we be cool and all put away our St-”
“No,” 「Birthday Cake」 interrupted, Autumn nodding firmly.
“...Ok.” He muttered nervously.
Hadrian pushed forward, taking a seat near the group. “Sorry to interrupt your day out or whatever, I’ll make this quick. I don’t have time to waste.” He looked over to them, making sure he had their attention. “We want your help with something.”
Demis narrowed his eyes. “With what?” He asked, suspicious.
Hadrian took out his phone, texting on it for a bit and looking back up. “Nora’s almost here, and she can tell you more about it. But we’re looking to do a big raid on a gang, and she thinks you’d be down to help out with it.” He said, tersely.
The entire table immediately began shouting, Autumn’s loud cursing drowning everyone else out. The door slammed open, Nora looking over the hostile audience that Hadrian had garnered, and clapped her hands. “Ah, he already told you why we’re here, that makes this a whole lot easier!” She said, the cursing calming down.
Demis and Autumn took point, standing in front of everyone else. “Continue,” he said, quiet.
Nora dragged a seat beside a fidgeting Hadrian, Jack taking a third. “I’m sure you know we’re in the ARG, but we’ve been doing a little investigative work on the side. We’ve got a few leads into a gang called the Black Beetles.” She said. “They do a lot of things, but most relevant is that they ship a drug called XPLICIT.” Nico coughed in shock at the name, Nora pausing for a bit to take in the information. “So you know what that is. We’re planning to do a raid on their main base. Information, routes, destroying product, anything that we can do to hurt them. There’s been a lot of turmoil in the gang recently and soon’s the best time to actually strike them. And we’d like your help.”
Autumn processed first. “Hey, what do you mean us help you?” She yelled. “My boyfriend-” She put a protective arm around Nico. “Already dealt with that, and he had to deal with some psycho gravity bitch! Like hell we’re putting out our necks to fight another of the stupid gangs so soon!”
Demis continued, clearly unimpressed. “She’s right. We have no reason to help you. We’re not going to just go along with some half-baked plan to fight gangsters with people who already have thrown bombs at some of us.” Jack flinched.
Nora sighed sadly, pulling out a few papers. “...You don’t know then. Jack found this in one of the Black Beetles’ reports.” She handed them to Demis, who took them and began looking through them, his expression turning from suspicion to horror. Nora looked at the others of the team. “I… really didn’t want to be the person to break the news to you all. I thought you knew already. But….”
“A man named Chul Ahn passed away recently, ambushed in a warehouse guarded by members of the Black Beetles.”
A few days later, Demis sat in the church proper, a somewhat rare occurrence among the team. While the basement remained open to whoever needed it, its welcoming atmosphere felt...wrong with one of them gone. For now, the Visitors retreated into themselves, coping however they could. Even though Dokiro seemed distant, her usual snark and spark had dimmed slightly. Autumn stayed with a nigh inconsolable Nico, the man whom he looked up to and admired now departed. Each death already affected him—all of them—greatly, and now to have one so close to home.
And home was where he sat, in a pew by himself.
He sighed, looking up at the ceiling. It looked the same as it did a few months ago, when he had been lying in that pew just a few rows ahead, musing on braving a stampede of bulls. Since then, the world had opened up immensely. While he and the members of the sleepy Colorado town had their share of misadventures through Urban Uprising, they had also come face to face with Who’s Next, XIIth Street, and now the Black Beetles. The world had opened up: chaotic, loud, messy. Part of him wanted to stay here, in this sanctuary that was more peaceful than that world outside. But—
There was a rapping at the door.
“Demis...?” Millie peeked into the nave. “Are...are you okay?”
“Oh,” Demis peeked over his shoulder, offering Millie a slight smile. “Y...yeah.”
“Can I sit with you?” Demis nodded in reply. She crept in slowly, her footsteps echoing in the room until she slid into the pew next to him. Demis draped his arm around her shoulders, the two of them sitting in silence for some time. “It’s just...it’s just a lot,” Millie piped up, finally breaking the silence.
“What do you mean?”
“Who’s Next, XIIth Street, XPLICIT, Black Beetles, this raid, Chul—does Soo even know? We didn’t know until Nora told us, I can’t imagine how she must feel. Chul was the only family she had left. Now that he’s gone, I don’t know what she’s going to do… What any of us are going to do. He always seemed like, out of all of us, he knew exactly who he was and what he wanted to be. God knows I’m not like that.” Millie stopped herself, taking a breath. “I’m....I’m sorry.”
Another pause. Demis took a deep breath. “I’m going to help them.”
Millie jolted back to look at him, eyes going wide. “What?!”
“I know. I’m...I’m terrified.” Demis looked down at the hymnals in front of him. He sighed::he had made up his mind, he just had to commit to the path he had chosen. “But Chul left to look over Soo; he wouldn’t have looked into the Black Beetles if it wasn’t for that, wasn’t for her. He tried to do it by himself...but I’m not going to be alone. I’ll have Nora, Hadrian, Jack...and I have you.” He looked at her, smiling softly and gently clasping her hand. “Besides, if Nico can take on a gang leader, why can’t I?”
“Y...yeah!” Millie tried returning his smile before burying her face in Demis’s shoulder, hugging him tightly. “Come back safe. Please,” she whispered. He gingerly brought his right arm up to Millie’s hair, stroking it softly as he continued to hold her.
“I will.”
Hadrian sat alone in his room, feeling listless. It was a different sort of listlessness than he’d felt before being contacted by Niyaz Jamilev the previous round. Back then, he’d felt he had nothing to do and no time left. Suddenly he had so much to do in his little remaining time. His team needed him, and he’d stepped up to lead the charge on this dangerous mission with the Sweetwater Visitor who’d once been their adversary.
Why?
Was it just for the glory of taking out a dangerous gang the way Buggy had? No. What was glory worth anyway? Buggy’d managed to help defeat Mr. Yes and claim his 「Heart of the Sunrise」, but now he was still recovering in the hospital from an encounter with one of that man’s underlings.
Was he only helping because Nora needed him? Nora was fine on her own; she’d captured Paracadute with hardly any difficulty and could easily have taken point on this mission if Hadrian hadn’t stepped up. Jack was eager to prove himself as well, and each of them could accomplish the task if Hadrian weren’t there.
Maybe that was it. Hadrian had to leave a mark on his team. Claiming two Tags in the ARG, one almost by accident and the other with help from a wannabe Genghis Khan, was beginning to feel just as pointless as anything else he’d done to pass his diminished time. Even if he was going to be dead soon, he wanted his life to matter.
He gritted his teeth. He was going to die soon, unless Nora managed to find whatever asshole had taken his life away. He could feel the day drawing closer and closer. And he couldn’t help but feel more fired up. He would do his damndest to survive, but if he died in the process, then he’d at the very least leave something behind.
He wanted a legacy.
Scenario - Compton, California:
A fire station sparked and sputtered for a moment before settling down, peacefully returning to the status quo, at least on the exterior. If one were to enter the fire station, they would not find it as it traditionally was, but rather discover the 「Bohemian Archive」, bustling with the remaining members of Ocean’s 11 as well as a few temporary teammates.
Demis sat quietly in a corner, a wind-up key ticking in his back as evenly as a clock. Tick. Tick. Tick. He had to do this, and do it right. For Nico, for Millie, for Soo. For Chul. He kept glancing around at the rest of the team, bustling around busily to make their final preparations, but he felt so out of place in another team’s base.
Paracadute felt even more out of place. He felt out of place being anywhere for very long, of course. The prison was one thing, but being under the watchful eye of Nora made him feel even more pinned down. It was as if she’d used her Stand to tie him to the spot, especially with 「Heart of the Sunrise」 sitting there on the mantelpiece, the deadly weapon of a rival gang’s leader, now taken as a trophy and displayed as though it were an ordinary lamp.
Both of them were glad to get out of there, Hadrian in tow. Hadrian himself was uncharacteristically talkative, apparently more motivated than ever, and hyping up both of his newfound travel companions. In reality, of course, Hadrian was just as nervous as Demis and Paracadute, but his own mortality staring him in the face was nothing new to him, and he had plenty of experience keeping himself distracted.
“Hey, if you don’t mind me asking,” he said to Demis along the way, “How does all your cyborg stuff work?” Equally happy to have something to take his mind off of things, Demis began explaining the complex machinery that made up nearly half of his body. Surprisingly, Hadrian followed it much better than nearly anyone else Demis had met, with the exception of fellow engineer Autumn.
“And you’re the guy who got the first Tag?” Demis asked once it started to seem like Hadrian was losing the thread.
“Oh, yeah,” Hadrian laughed. “That Genghis Khan guy seemed pretty jealous when he brought me to Argentina. It’s funny, though, I wasn’t even trying that hard to find it. I was just walking around Taipei and decided to take a train at 3 AM. Was feeling pretty aimless, and I like to do some urban exploration when I’m in those moods. Guess I just got lucky.”
Lucky. Hmm. Hadrian hadn’t ever thought of himself as that before.
“Urban exploration’s one of my hobbies, too, actually,” Demis noted.
“I saw how well you handled the running of the bulls when you were up against Annabelle,” Hadrian said. “Seems like you’ve got a knack for that sort of thing.”
Even with a reference to a time the two would have been adversaries, the tension between Demis and Hadrian began to dissolve as they compared stories of exploring cities and all the things they’d found.
As they approached the front door, however, Paracadute took both of them by the shoulder. 「OK GO」 manifested and struck the ground beneath them, which began to churn, flattening the trio and pulling them underground. The treadmills carried them through the ground, deeper and deeper into the compound.
“Keep quiet, we’re heading to the back of the building,” Paracadute said with a hushed whisper. “There’s a basement for executive meetings and the vault.” The treadmill moved along at a slow steady pace, voices and footsteps occasionally heard from above.
“At least one of the executives will be guarding the place. The other security forces aren’t allowed in, they will be waiting at the entrance if they’re called for back-up. We get in, beat whoever’s guarding the place, and get out.” More muffled voices can be heard as the treadmill snakes along, occasionally turning to avoid going into crowds of voices and stopping when people walked by. “There are two main executives you will have to worry about, Carter and Lennon. One of them’s gonna be guarding the place. I imagine the other operatives will be stationed elsewhere and only a few of them have access to the place.”
A few voices walked over them, Paracadute remaining utterly still until they passed by. “Carter’s Stand is two revolvers that fire chain links that embed in whatever they hit. Once it hits something, a chain can connect any of the other links fired. Once you’re shot, the chain link will embed in you and keep you trapped, so don’t get shot.” The treadmill continued descending.
“Lennon’s Stand can plant objects and make them grow into trees that make more of whatever was initially planted. That’s how w...they’ve been making a good portion of the warehouse goods and the drugs. He can also crossbreed objects and plant seeds to create plant hybrids that he can control. Watch out for any plants in the room, some of them could spring to life at any moment.”
“We’re here,” Paracadute gave a sigh of relief. They had arrived at the vestibule for the rest of the floor. Paracadute shifted away from the potted ferns nervously, they were all over the place just normal looking ferns for an office space, although there was definitely more greenery here than entire buildings would have as decoration. The three of them made their way over to the door. Paracadute gestured for Hadrian and Demis to stay still as he cracked it open.
And from within the room, something looked back.
The room was deserted, everything filed where it should be. However, marked with runes and girded with golden bands and necklaces, a suit of grey, spiked armor stood on the table in the center of the room. Even though it remained totally still, staring straight ahead, its presence filled the room, its domain. Its eyes flashed, immediately looking to the door. And its domain had been disturbed.
Paracadute immediately slammed the door shut, his breathing quick and shallow. “It’s not…It’s not Carter or Lennon. It was a Stand… it was standing there, waiting.” Paracadute’s breathing started to steady. “I don’t think it noticed me so we should be safe.” Paracadute headed for the stairway.
Tick tick tick. “But didn’t you say earlier that…”
“Nonononono,” Paracadute interjected. “This is important, just trust me on this.” He made his way to the stairway and leaned against the door. “It should be fine, it’s probably Mr. Ouija’s Stand…he died last year, I didn’t think it would still be around...”
Tickticktick
“Sorry, who?” Hadrian stumbled. A Stand that persisted past its user’s death… Would 「On Mercury」 still exist once his lifespan was up? The Stand that could transfer momentum, would it keep any of its own? Hadrian shook his head. It didn’t matter, he thought, his mind instead turning to trout.
”In other words, they 「adapt」 to their surroundings. They don't simply resign to their 「fate」 of freezing, they desperately struggle to survive! Much like them, we humans must 「adapt」 as well! For months, I have resigned to my 「fate」, but no more - I will 「adapt」 and do whatever it takes to survive! I will grab the Tag, locate the man who doomed me to this 「fate」, and make him suffer! I will desperately struggle and fight against this cruel 「fate」 of mine!”
Steeling himself, Hadrian put his hand on Demis’s shoulder confidently. Tick...tick.....tick.... Demis took a breath. He had thrown into terrifying situations, but every time he was pushed, his resolve only increased, building and building until he pushed back and through whatever he faced. The difference this time was that he wasn’t alone. He nodded back at Hadrian, before the two of them looked to Paracadute expectantly.
Paracadute regained his composure and put on a nervous smile. “You know what, I’ll leave him up to you two; I’ll guard the door in case more people show up...yeah..yeah that sounds like a good idea.” Heading back down the hallway, Paracadute started fiddling with his fingers and touched around the obvious ring mark he still had on his finger. “Just find your way around it, find the keys to open the vault and get out, it can’t be too bad, right?”
With the whirring of a treadmill, the two were pulled under, and spat out, facing the Stand. Its eyes immediately flashed again, first to Hadrian, then to Demis. Slowly, ponderously, it turned to them, towering over the crouched men. “We don’t need to defeat it,” Hadrian noted. “We just need to hold it off long enough to get what we want, and get out.”
Demis nodded, the duo summoning their Stands behind them. “Yeah, let’s do this.” He pitched up his voice. “For Chul!”
Hadrian nodded tersely. “For my future.”
Undeterred by their declarations, the Stand took a large, booming step forwards, signaling the beginning of its attack.
Location: The innermost sanctum of the Black Beetle’s homebase in Compton, California.
The place has been sectioned off into a main conference room, 4 office spaces, the Vault, and a break room. The orange rectangles are chairs, the purple rectangles are cabinets, the blue rectangles are doors (All of them are closed except where Hadrian and Demis are standing), the brown rectangles are office desks, and the brown circle are tables.
The Vault is where the dark purple tiles are, it is impossible to open or break into. The only way to get in is by using the 5 rings that act as keys to the door. The 5 rings are marked by white stars and are inside the cabinet and locked in desk drawers.
The gray circles are 「Rings of Judgement」 that are embedded into the concrete floor and which 「Grey Album」 can teleport between.
The ceiling is 2.5 meters above the floor and each tile is 3 by 3 meters long.
The blue triangle is the stairway where Paracadute is; he will be of zero help for this match. Acts that would alert the Black Beetles above, such as starting a fire or collapsing parts of the ceiling, is ill advised, if alerted they will certainly overwhelm and RETIRE you.
Goal: Get the five rings needed to open the vault, raid the vault, and escape!
Boss Information:
Name: Mr. Ouija
Age: 50 (Deceased)
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Occupation: Capo and Founder of the Black Beetles
Appearance: Ouija is a man of above average bulk, but stands a good 6’2”. He is an imposing figure, but is usually very calm and seemingly relaxed in posture. He wears several rings on each finger given by his stand to remember each promise and commitment he has made.
Personality: Ouija is a reasonable yet stern man. He is rather cynical of people and society as a whole, but is willing to help those he feels have been wronged. He will never break his promises and expects and makes others to do the same. He harbors hatred toward any businesses or practices that he sees as amoral and strictly for personal gain or profit without thinking of the consequences on others. Ouija views crime as a potential necessity for when the government, businesses, or society doesn’t do its job.
Bio
USER STATS:
Strength: 0 (May he rest in peace.)
Agility: 0 (May he rest in peace.)
Endurence: 0 (May he rest in peace.)
Reasonable: 3 (A very reasonable and logical man, he will not fault you for not being able to pay your dues or failures if given proper explanation. He, however, saw no reason to let intruders off easy, especially if they have gotten so far as to face him directly.)
Capo: 5 (The “leader” of a relatively tight knit gang, able to handle his own territory and defend it with ease. He was also an exceptional talker and not too shabby with a gun. He has a real good underworld connections as well.)
STAND NAME: 「Grey Album」
Stand Appearance: A tall humanoid with a porcelain white base that looks painted over with designs that are reminiscent of runes. His face is like a painted mask with only eyes and designs painted over it instead of any other facial features. Its fingers narrow into sharp points reminiscent of claws. Its ears are sharp and pointed with ball earrings at the top and bottom. Its hair is in rows of small spikes and trail down his back. Short spikes jut from its shoulder blades and near its elbows and knees like armor pads. Each finger has multiple metal rings on it of similar shape with different symbols on them for each finger.
Art of 「Grey Album」 by u/Bellstrom
Stand Ability: As a posthumous Stand, most of its abilities that require its user’s input have been rendered inoperational for this match. Its main ability is to create and gift rings on its hands to its user and other people. The rings that it creates can be loosened or tightened to fall off easily or be impossible to take off respectively. Functionally the Stand is like a computer or animated golem, working off the commands its user last left it. Its robotic mindset was also a main feature of the Stand even when its user was alive.
Only two rings will really be important for this match:
  • 「Rings of Domain」 that signify a person’s higher rank in the gang. Five are also needed to open the entrance to the vault.
  • 「Rings of Judgement」: The automatic security measure this Stand has over the gang’s most valuable vault. If you enter the area and aren’t a current member of the Black Beetles or accompanied by one, the Stand’s security mechanisms will activate. The Stand will attack and defend in automated patterns and can teleport itself to any 「Rings of Judgement」 in the area, but cannot move more than 2 meters away from the ring it last teleported to. It can also sense the location of all rings of this type that are in range. While normally the rings on its fingers are of all types, currently all of the rings on its hands are 「Rings of Judgement」.
STAND STATS:
Power: A (This stand has a large amount of force behind its punches, its rings acting as brass knuckles. Its backhand slash is tremendously powerful, acting as both a powerful blunt strike with its rings and slash from its sharp fingers, however it is slightly telegraphed.)
Speed: S3 (It will automatically will assess the situation and act according to programing at the mental speed of a supercomputer. However its base movement and attack speed is C. Its teleport is also on a quarter second delay, you can also tell which ring it is about to teleport to by the glow of ring it is teleporting to.)
Durability: A (Rings and the main body of the Stand are both extremely durable.)
Range: C (「Grey Album」 can only teleport to rings within 20 meters, and it cannot move more than 2 meters away from the ring it is standing on.)
Precision: S2 (It is basically automatic as it is right now, but it has a large amount of remembered “programing”, which are really just a long set of specific orders set out to it by its user before he died. Its senses are akin to C Precision, but it stores memory like a computer meaning that it only “remembers” what its programming allows it to.)
Fighting Style: 「Grey Album」 has been explicitly ordered to guard the place to the best of its abilities. They are automatic, but they aren’t completely mindless. More akin to a Stand that acts off orders rather than being directly controlled or going after single triggers, except all the orders have already been laid out for it.
Team Combatant JoJolity
Sweetwater Visitors and Ocean’s 11 Demis Roussos and Hadrian Moore “If my heart is wavering, Gyro, 「don't shoot」! But I'm not 「wavering」 anymore!” You came here to sabotage the Black Beetles, and even if this Stand is in the way, you’re going to see that mission through. Be as actively destructive as possible!
Black Beetles Mr. Ouija “That’s my ability’s Stand name. 「Chocolate Disco」. That’s all I’m going to say. I’m done. That’s all.” Your programming is limited. Make your strat as short and efficient as possible, minimizing redundant or unused 「code」.
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2019.07.16 18:31 TheMakerOfMyths Fan Created Exotic: Bow of Sorrow Story

This is part two of the post for the Bow of Sorrow. This one has the story with it. If you want everything together, here is the link to the Gdoc it was made in. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10-9ebBm2jyfdunedoaZaTleUnFzUYeSJC5HwnGBfWBc/edit?usp=sharing

If you want just the bow story/quest just skip to where it says HERE. If you're a content creator that likes to talk about fan art and stories, if you could site me as Mohammed Abdelhaq (don't worry about how to pronounce the last name) author of Darkest Among the Light instead of TheMakerofMyths, that would be great. There will be a physical build of the bow. That is a WIP as of right now. My intentions are to make it look like a bow that would drop from a Crota raid. Hopefully will add lights and sounds that react to each draw of the bow. I'll make a new post with the video and image.


Card 1: Rise


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I woke up next to a blue flower and a simple compound hunting bow along a beaten path in the dense woods. Above me this floating purple and blue spiky ball that I soon got to know as Athena, my ghost. I couldn't remember anything. Well anything but my name, Apollo. Athena, a very proud ghost, explained to me what was happening with the world. I was somewhat listening to her. It was important, I think.Not to sure,but what I was sure was that my bow needed arrows. On me was a jagged but elegant knife tucked to my side covered by a cloak. I pulled it out and started to fasten arrows from branches around me. Not the best of ideas, but it was now like I had a choice. I had to throw my knife to kill some birds, nearly lost it. Those birds did make for good meat.

Card 2: Fearsome beauty


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Eventually I found some other people, kinda. Some were robots, others were blue. Athena explained to me that they were Exos and Awoken. I guess she said that earlier, probably wasn't listening. Some of these people had ghosts as well. One of them approached me. Golden luscious hair, emerald green eyes, winter snow skin, she was beautiful. Also extremely intimidating Not only was she massive, but she had black, bulky, broken armor. A double barreled shotgun in one hand, and a helm under the other arm. It had a crack running through the visor. She pointed at my little bundle of arrows wrapped in twine hanging from my belt and spoke with a sweet but strong voice, "You seem to need some better arrows there. We have a gunsmith back at the City if you would like to come with us."

I looked at her and nodded. She handed her helm to an Awoken with a Ghost. His eyes glared into my soul. The fearsome beauty extended her hand, "I'm Sarah, Sarah Malleus. Who are you my friend?"

I could hear the Awoken guy grumble in annoyance. I responded "Apollo, who are you people? What is this city?"

Athena yelled at me "I TOLD YOU ALREADY! UGH, WHY DID I HAVE TO PICK AN IMBECILE!"

Sarah giggled, "A fierce little light you have there Apollo. We are the Pilgrim's Guard.The Pilgrim's Guards lead people to the City, the last bastion of humanity and the where the Traveler resides."

I asked, "That giant white ball in the sky?"

Guns rack all around me as I said that. Gasps erupted from the people. Sarah held her palm out to halt them. With a smile on her face, she nodded her head down the path down the path and said "Come."


Card 3: Ambush


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I had my first encounter with non-human like...things. These creatures muttering strange sounds ambushed us along the path from the woods. A wave of creatures with laser pistols swooped down on us. Their shots fired were blue and were so slow. They had four blue eyes, a purple mohawk, two upper arms and two lower stubs which looked like arms that were amputated, and wore purple cloth with leather armor that had some metal scene throughout. I quickly nocked an arrow, held the string to my face, and pulled the bow outwards to draw. The arrow landed right in between the inner blue eyes. Grabbing three arrows from my side, one in between my fingers, I fired one after the other in quick succession. Each one landed in an eye of those creatures. One of them tried to jump on me. So I quickly grabbed my knife and dug it repeatedly in its neck. Guns blared all around.

I heard a sort of weer that would come from a device charging up. I looked towards the tree. In the canopy was a creature similar to the one around us, but it had four arms and was slightly larger. It held a tan looking rifle. I saw it aiming at me. Considering the pistols of the creatures around us, I thought I could just dodge this rifle shot. It went anything but slow. Immediately when I head it go off, everything went black. I don't remember anything from that black but fear. I never want to go there again. I woke up, laying on the ground, to Athena shining a light on me. Bodies littered the ground, both human and thing. Sarah helped me up. Athena berated me for just stading there being stupid, taking a shot to the heart. I mean, I was wearing armor. I guess brown leather doesn't cut it. I asked Sarah what those things were. Athena just kept yelling at me about never listening as Sarah explained to me that those things were the Fallen. They are apparently trying to kill all of us to take the giant white ball thing in the sky. What was it called? Meh, who cares, I'm alive I guess... or am I?




Card 4: Never Ask a Gunsmith for Anything but Guns


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When they said a city, I expected buildings and homes and paved roads, not tents and huts and mudy strips they call walkways. It's like I'm back out in the wild at a campsite. Sarah lead me to the gunsmith. Don't know how a gunsmith knows anything about bows and arrows, but meh, it's whatever. I can always just make my own if I don't like him or her. We walked up to a robot at this fold out table with guns and bullets and rockets just thrown everywhere. Woops, I keep forgetting. I meant Exo. He looked at me and spoke with a deepish, gruphy, and reverby voice "Hello there Sarah, who do you have with you?"

Sarah slammed her shotgun on the table, "This is Apollo. Apollo, this is Banshee-8, our gunsmith."

We exchanged nods. Looking around I asked, "Where are your arrows? Any blades? Preferably the throwing kind."

Banshee turns around, shifting through the rummage of weapons, grunting. He pulls something out, "Arrows I'll have to make, and I don't carry throwing knives. Blades though, I do have a sword for a risen such as yourself."

He pulls out this long, but thin sword named Quickfang. He explained to me that it was a void sword, whatever that means. The spine was a black steel, the single edge was silver. I absolutely hated the grip for multiple reasons. Fist of all the tang was exposed.

That would be extremely hard to hold. There wasn't a guard on the thing. So I can't fight with a guard in mind. The pummel, or the lack thereof, sucked. Only good thing about the grip was that it existed. Banshee-8 handed me the sword. The grip disgusted me with its horrendous creation, but what could go wrong in just holding it? Quickfang was surprisingly light. I gave it a quick flourish. I was right, I hated the ergonomics of it. I threw the blade, tip first, into the

mud in front of him and said, "Nice blade, but that grip. I don't think I could think of grip that is worse."

Athena popped out of nowhere, "You don't remember a thing. What are you talking about?"

I shoved her away and explained to Banshee-8 what I thought was wrong with it. Banshee-8, surprisingly listening to my complaining, shook his head, "Alright, if you can find me some spin metal, I'll make you your arrows and adjust Quickfang. Just bring me

some gun parts from enemies you slay out on the field as payment."

Sarah took care of her stuff. Apparently she wanted to turn her double barrel shotgun into a quadruple barrel one. Now it has a left and right barrel, and a top and bottom one. I guess she just wanted more gun?


Card 5: Forced Responsibilities


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Sarah went and did her own things while I explored this ragtag rat whole. People smothered with filth and shivering from the cold. How could people live like this? Is safety worth misery? It did feel nice that people kept thanking me as I passed by, but why? I didn't do anything. I was just brought back to life recently. They say thanks for things like fighting the Darkness and those monsters in the woods. I never agreed to this. Why do I have to fight for these people? They mean nothing to me. I guess I do owe Sarah for her kindness. Besides, I do want to spend more time with her. She is very pleasing to the eyes. I guess if she needs help with things, then I'll help. When the people thank us, I just nod and let Athena do the talking.

She seems to enjoy talking, a lot, and I mean a lot. She doesn't seem to ever shut up unless I am talking to someone. Athena also seems somewhat jealous of Sarah. I don't know why though. Let's be honest, I met both of them today.

Apparently spin metal is found out in a place called the Cosmodrome. I thought I

heard Sarah say something about going out there tomorrow for more refugees. Do they take a break? Like, we just found some. Well, they just found some. I found them, or did they find me? Either way, I guess I should rest for now. A bed would be too annoying. Besides, I'm sure one of the refugees could use a bed. A rock and some grass should work just fine. Maybe a sturdy branch on a tall tree, whatever I find first. There's an abundance of both.


Card 6: The Man in a Mask


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I was hanging around around a tree, well, on top of one playing with my knife when Sarah found me. She pointed at me and asked “Why don’t you wear a helm? Not to say I don’t like your curly hair or your blue eyes. Your hair reminds me of ravens, they’re very smart, but you need to protect your head. I’d rather you not die constantly out there.”

She was right, but I’d rather get some arrows first. No point in armor without a means to kill. Besides, apparently there is no end on how much Athena can rez me. Jumping down, I responded, “Let’s get some spin metal first. We can work on amor next. You're not looking all to good all cracked like that.”

She turned around and waved her hand for me to come, “I have someone you need to meet first.”

Walking with her I asked, “Who?”

She grinned and gave me a side eye, “The Speaker.”

I was thinking to myself as we walked, what kind of name is The Speaker? A speaker is a job title or something like that, but a name, no. Eventually we arived to this guy with ghost in all white wearing a white mask. He looked like he was preaching to the group surrounding him, standing on top of a wooden crate. We waited until he was done spouting nonsense. The dude was saying things such as enacting his “wise words” and how the Traveler works through us all. What a load of bullcrap. The only thing that works through me is my bow and my own will.

When he was done with his cultic speech, Sarah grabbed me by the arm brought me up to him with excitement. She seemed to highly respect him. I can’t trust a man who wears a mask spouting brainwash, but I trust Sarah. Sarah introduced me and Athena to him. I assume he was looking at me, which is why I hate masks, they hide the eyes, and he sort of studied me. He finally broke the silence that was created, “Hmm, he has a slightly darker skin. Maybe he came from the deserts of the Old Middle East. Apollo, were you risen in the woods Sarah found you in?”

I nodded my head, refusing to speak to him. He responded “How curious, I wonder how you ended up so far up here. In any case, the Risen give hope to humanity. They are the blade in which humanity can cut the forces of Darkness. I hope you will as well. Maybe you can be a scout for the Pilgrims Guard? We need all the help we can get.”

I narrowed my eyes at him. Sarah gave me a light punch to the shoulder and glared at me. She told The Speaker “He’s very quiet, he’d love to help out.”

Athena was staring at his ghost the whole time, quiet as well for once. She broke her silence after Sarah decided for me, “Yes… we’d love to help… Although we need supplies for better weapons and armor. If we help you, will we get them?”

The Speaker nodded and said “After each time you bring back some refugees, we can give you some glimmer to buy, trade, and make things that you need. Athena seemed skeptical and concerned too, but it’s not like we have anything better to do. A job is a job I guess, but my gut tells me to never trust a man in a mask, not completely.


Card 7: Wreckage


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There were six of us that went out to this place called the Cosmodrome. There was this two women and two guys that had armor like Sarah’s. One of which was that grumpy awoken guy. There were vehicles crashed and rusted all over the place. Among this place laid a ton of these Fallen things Sarah told me about earlier. They seemed to be searching for something. Mostly were dregs with some vandel snipers. Among them were two captains. We need to eliminate these things before we can look for people. Mr.Grumpy thinks we’ll get ambushed by these Fallen when we have refugees.


Apparently I don’t have an “arc energy weapon”, so I couldn’t target the captains. I was tasked with taking out the snipers silently before we engaged while everyone hung back. It would be pretty pesky if these snipers just kept picking us off. I’d rather not take another shot the heart. The snipers were placed on top of the vehicles with wings. It definitely would be hard to get to those things since many Fallen surrounded the ground below. I went out and tried my best to sneak.


A dreg almost saw me as I tried to dive underneath a car. Laying on my back, looking up at rusted pipes, Athena popped right in front of my face. With a quiet snarky voice, she remarked, “You know you can go invisible, right?”


I narrowed my eyes, “What…”


Hey eye frantically moved around, like someone who knew they were in trouble, “Ya, ya, just um, well…”


I grabbed her and drew her close, “Ya, what?”


She panickly whispered “Just, just sneak and precision shot an enemy.”


I let her go, “Precision shot?”


Athena gave a sigh of relief “A head shot.”


That made no sense, why do I need to do something prior? I asked her “And why can’t I just do that without that?”


Sarcastically she said “Because that's how the Traveler made it.”


I grumbled, “That’s bull. What a stupid ball.”


Athena wanted to yell at me, but she knew it would get me killed. So she just headbutted me. Would it be bodybutt? Whatever, I pushed her aside and drew my bow while sneaking. Luckily there was a dreg goofing off by itself. A woosh, and its head turned into a white vapor. All of a sudden I could see a purple silhouette of all the Fallen. This is absolutely amazing. I guess that ugly orb in the sky isn’t completely useless.


I was able to walk right behind one of the snipers and slit its throat. I held onto the body to quietly let it down so that way the thump of its body didn’t alert the other disgusting things. Right as it was down, my invisibility was gone. I widened my eyes and slowly turned my face to Athena in surprise and rage who was watching beside me. She responded to my “scary look”, “Oh ya… it’s not infinite… I forgot to mention that…”


The one time I actually listened to her, and she forgets to mention something important. I heard some babbled yelling from the uglies below. A captain pointed at me and garbled something to the other Fallen. Every gun pointed at me. I quickly jumped off the wing, accidentally backflipping, and felt something inside me come forth when I was face forward in the air to the group of Fallen below. I pulled out into what felt like something both empty and full at the same time. A bow with an arrow already knocked appeared in my left hand. Pulling the bow to my face, my right hand grabbed the string while the left pulled the bow forward. Releasing it, the arrow donked the captain that pointed at me in the face. It fell backwards as a purple ball appeared where the arrow landed. A purple stream stuck itself on the uglies nearby.


As I landed, I saw Sarah rise into the sky. She burst into flames, grabbing a hammer from nowhere. She threw it at the things that were tethered. Her hammers exploded in a blaze of glory.


A dreg tried to butt its gun into my head, but I turned to block it with my left arm. With my right, I chopped its gun holding hand. I kick swept the dreg to the ground, grabbing its pistol from the air, and popped a burst from its gun between its grimy little eyes. Another dreg tried to melee me. So I threw the gun at it, cracking its skull. As the dreg fell, a vandle’s shot flew past my face. If it was just even an inch to the left, my head would’ve cracked too. I quickly drew my bow and pierced its heart with an arrow.


A captain with a sword in two of its hands charged me. It must of not seen the other two uglies fail. It swung its left sword. I grabbed its arm, it felt like it was shocking my arm. I quickly stabbed it. A burst of blue light came off of it as I pierced its arm. The sword dropped. I grabbed that and slashed at the awful torso. I unfortunately didn’t cut it in half, but it went deep enough to kill it. It got so deep that if it wasn’t bursting with electric plasma, I wouldn’t of gotten it out.


Drenched in the blood of these filth, I looked up. The battle was over. Mr. Grumpy walked up to me and shoved me, “You were supposed to take out the snipers before engaging them you imbecile. Sarah and Athena were almost at this guy’s throat, but I just smiled and opened my arms and said “They got wrecked, didn’t they?”


As I said that, we head the dreg that got a pistol thrown in its face groan. I guess I didn’t kill it with that throw. Walking to it, I gave a half smile and shrugged. It was face down, so I flipped it over and plunged the sword into its chest. I gave a sigh, “Now they’re wrecked.”



Card 8: Normies are annoying


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Mr.Grumpy took us on an adventure. By adventure I mean a three hour long lecture about how risen like me can’t do anything but mess up on operations, we’re cocky, we’re too curious, we’re annoying. At least that’s what I think he said. I wasn’t paying too much attention to him. He’s really grumpy, like all the time.


Luckily Sarah helped me find spin metal. That was amazing of her. A lot of the things she does is amazing. We found a bunch of human kids hiding in a crumbling building. Sarah was the one that eased them to come with us. They climbed on her back and rode her shoulders. One little girl kept tugging on my cloak calling it pretty. It almost got as annoying as Mr.Grumpy. Then again, his “lessons” cannot get topped in that field.


We gathered more normies. Sarah hates it when I use that name, but I mean they call them normal people. What’s wrong with normies? Besides, most of them are annoying. I get the children, but like grown men just huddling under cloaks, flinching at every sound. Although we did come across this pale, shriveled and bony, eyeless corpse when we came by a stream near a lake. It wasn’t fallen. The thing had three finger like claws on its two hands. Whatever it was, it was more ugly than the Fallen.


Card 9: Blissful times


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I continued finding people for the Pilgrim’s Guard. It was where Sarah was. Banshee-8 did make my sword. He called it Dakubein. Arrows were… let’s just say attempted. Banshee did teach me how to work with the metals he worked with, so I made all my own arrows. All the other risen that used bows did the same. Eventually I found a helmet called Graviton Forfeit from this tentacle faced guy named Xur. He wanted me to give him some building materials called legendary shards. I mean, I had too many anyways. The thing was not the best looking, but it helped keep me in the shadows.


Time passed, and the City turned into The City when the Wall got put up. Ooooo, big difference, I know, but Sarah and I got married. We tried to have a family, but we’re technically dead. I guess no children, but we have each other. Sarah became what they called a Titan, and I a Hunter.


The Fallen tried to take the city at the Battle of Six Fronts. I wasn’t too concerned, neither was Sarah, but many were. Luckily I found a hunter who was laid back about the whole thing. I think his name was Cade-6, or was it 5? I was hammered, especially since I thought I saw this one warlock in many different places. We played a drinking game with snipers shooting off one of the middle edges on these things called lawn chairs he stole from the cryptarchs. You drank if you missed your shot. I was fine until I tried to shoot my bow to steal the kill of Mr.Grumpy as tried to shoulder charge a dreg. I “accidentally” shot him in his butt. Cade thought it was hilarious, but he still made me drink. Slowly but surely from that point I started to lose, badly. I lost a knife I made from relic iron. It was a crappy knife anyways. Although he did sort of cheat since he was an exo. Can exos get drunk?


I tried to constantly bet to get that knife back, but always lost, especially at cards. I swear Cade cheats. Eventually lost my cloak, although I did win one bet. He tried to get me to do the Vanguard Dare after he got bored being Hunter Vanguard. He lost and I got my cloak back.


It was some time later that a rumor started to spread. This race called the Hive apparently infested the Moon. Sarah kept trying to get me to go, but I had a really bad feeling about it. I kept hearing whispers from the void. Usually I can’t understand a thing, but I understood it this time. It spoke one word and one word only, don’t.


Sarah won that argument, like every other one we had. We signed up for the coming battle at Mare Imbrium. I wish we didn’t kill the Ahamkara. I would’ve begged them for us to of not gone.





Card 10: Bad Choices


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Thousands of ships launched towards the Moon. Sarah went in mine, she liked it better. The only time I saw this many Guardians together was the Battle of Six Fronts. We were all “ready” in our hearts for this battle, but in reality, no one could be ready for what came.


While we were chatting and making bets who would kill the most when they charged. First came creatures like the one I saw by that stream so long ago. With them came floating robed beings. An ear piercing screech erupted as they charged. It was easy pickings at first. The floaty ones were kinda hard to kill due to their solar shields, but the Sun Breakers that were with us made quick work of them, but more kept coming. I felt the void call me again, similar but different at the same time from all those years ago. It’s not that I couldn’t reach out and take that bow from the void when I wanted, but it was too addicting to keep doing. I knew this was a time when I needed to heed the call. I reached out, but this time I pulled out knives. Instantly I went invisible. So I decided to take out those floaty things that had shields popped.


After a while we started to get worn down, but it was their god that did us in. He broke through the ground alongside what looked like ugly blobs on two legs that shot purple beams from its face and stout sword wielding three eyed creatures. I later learned that the god’s name was Crota. He was emerald in color, as large as a building, and wielded a sword that killed guardians with each swing.


Sarah, why did you have to be so brave… She charged, blazing fire with a huge hammer I’ve never seen before. Void walkers shot nova bombs like artillery at Crota, killing most of the things around him, creating a path to him. When they hit him, and he was brought down kneeling. Sarah went to whack him upside his ugly face, but right as her hammer was raised in the air, Crota grabbed her, crushing her. Her stupid ghost popped out to try to heal her as she broke free, but Crota let go of his massive sword and grabbed her ghost. Sarah only whimpered, but her ghost screamed. I don’t know what happened, but when the screaming stopped, a knife was held in the hand where the ghost was.


Crota gutted Sarah. Athena transmated me to my ship without my permission. I drew my bow and aimed it at her, crying, “PUT ME BACK DOWN THERE NOW!”


I didn’t know ghosts could cry, but Athena’s voice was choked “NO! IF YOU GO DOWN THERE, WE WILL DIE TOO! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT! HUH!”


I drew my bow harder “DON’T THINK I WON'T!”


There was a pause. Her voice became somber, “Then just do it then. If we go back there… I’d rather get shot by your arrow then end up like how Sarah’s ghost did.”


I couldn’t do anything. A battle was still going, and I was just running. I was able to get a glimpse as my ship tilted to get back to The City. Defender bubbles were everywhere as guardians broke formations left and right. Crota popped the bubbles and slew my comrades with ease. It was an ocean of Dark flooding over Light. The moon ran red that painful day.



Card 11: A Search for Another Shattered One


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I never wanted to head back to The City. It would’ve tainted the memories I had with her. There were rumors out in the frontier of a warlock named Toland the Shattered who knew Hive arcana. Those vile beasts, they wield so much power. I needed to learn their power. Where does it originate? Those wizards worked with dark magic. The Light forsake me that day, maybe the Dark will give me the power to get what I deserve.


This Toland guy was where I needed to start. It took a while, but I eventually found him in a place I never wanted to go, the Tower. He was in a bar writing in a book. I took out my knife and stabbed the table ferociously as I sat down. He barely looked up, just enough to look at me. His eyes went back to the book. His voice sounded like a man who was just on the edge of becoming an elder, “No.”


I didn’t even say anything, “What?”


He closed his book with force and sighed, “You want to learn the power of the Hive, no?”


“H-how?”


“No one would come to me unless A., they need to learn the Sword Logic, or B., they want to get revenge on the Hive. I’m already booked to go into the Temple of Crota, so go now.”


“No.”


“What?”


“You heard me, I’m not budging.”


He gave a sigh, “Fine, go find a Worm God. I heard one named Xol is somewhere in the ice caps of Mars. If you want revenge on Crota, I have a fireteam and I going in one month to his temple. We will meet up here before going. Now go, I’m busy as you can obviously see.”


I got up, and grabbed my knife. When I was walking out, I looked back to ask north or south, but Toland was gone. Athena popped out, “I’m not sure this is a good idea Apollo.”


I looked at her with a death glare, “I never asked you.”




Card 12: Let’s make a Deal Devil Worm


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I don’t know why that ragged warlock couldn’t tell me where this Xol was specifically. It nearly took up my month time window. Eventually I did manage to find some Hive tunnels. They were borrowed into the ice. The walls were a mixture of white, red, and brown. I could hear the chatter of thralls at every turn.


Using my stealth, I was able to get to the bottom of the tunnel with the occasional hive body lying somewhere. Down in a hollowed room in the depths of the pits I found a massive wall of tan, spiky flesh carving tunnels. The face was like a four petalled flower that opened to reveal a glowing hole that looked like its mouth. I found the horrid thing they called Xol. When erupted from the ceiling of the room, I put my weapons down to show I meant no harm. It spoke in a very deep voice, taking its time with every word, “Creature of Light… why are you here?”


I wanted to fall to the floor, because when I saw this being, I understood immediately why they call him a god.The fear that this Xol struck in me was so great it took all I had to keep my legs from shaking. I tried to show bravery and yelled back at the god, “I SEEK POWER! I NEED THE POWER TO DEFEAT THE THING THAT KILLED MY WIFE!”


The god writhed closer and closer to me, “So...you want to defeat Crota...the son of Oryx…”


Xol was right in my face. I gulped, but stood my ground, “Yes.”


With lightning speed, he backed up looming over me, “You still stand… I shall grant you with power… In each arrow you fire… I shall whisper death… If you shall fail…”


I cut him off before he could finish, “I won’t.”


Athena rushed in front of me and looked dead in my eyes, “Apollo, don’t do this. Please don’t do this. This is a bad idea.”


I without budging I told her, “You and your traveler have failed me. I told you I would seek out the power I needed, and I have. Now go and hide again like you always do instead of rambling like usual.”


She tilted her eye down and disappeared. Xol gave a small laugh, “I like you… for that… I shall give you a name as well… From here on… your new name is… Sagitta...De...Tenebris… O’ archer mine.”



Card 13: Failed Fight


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I followed the fireteam that was supposed to raid and defeat Crota. Toland may have known from the beginning that I was following them. They were a failure. None ever made it to Crota himself. A titan fell to merely thrall. How pathetic, titans were always weak anyways, except for... never mind. A hunter got herself lost in the dark, while another got torn to bits fighting the hive. Toland brought a burnt out husk of an exo warlock as a sacrifice to some wizard. How pathetic that team was. Toland did tell them all repeatedly that they were all going to die.


I eventually made it to this stage looking area. In a column of emerald flames, Crota appeared. Out of walls and doors came too many Hive to count. Without hesitation I started to knock and loose arrows. I couldn’t hear over the blistering screams and screeches, but I thought I heard my arrows say something.


It didn't seem to matter where my arrows landed, every hit seemed to kill them. Crota raised his giant sword to strike. I was busy with an ogre when his blade hit his mark in my back. I tried to draw an arrow to pierce his putrid eyes, but a knight chopped my arrow hand to pieces. Athena brought me back to orbit as fast as she could. I wanted to get mad at her, but we would’ve died down there, so I can’t. We both knew what was needed, more power. That meant back to Xol.


Card 14: Please...


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He...he was consumed with anger. I kept warning him not to do this, but his eyes were so so full with fire and rage. Tears would fall from his face, but he never wanted to show it. He loved her. I think she was his whole reason for living. If I could make a wish, I would’ve wished for her to live, but he knew better. He knew that the only thing left that he could have was revenge, but he couldn’t even get that. Now we are here... why are we here?


Those two had their conversation, he begged and begged but it would not budge. It warned him. It told him. It gave him the choice, and he took it. He complained to it that the power that was given was not enough, that it failed him. I think it was smiling. It only chuckled in response. Why did it give us this option? Why does something of its power need our light? Why is it so evil? I guess it is because the Eater of Hope’s species pray to it.


When he knew it was over, when he knew the battle was lost, when he knew he was going to die his final death, he simply let his tears fall and smiled. With his final breath he said only two simple words, words that he never has said before, “I’m sorry.”


He was then consumed by it. It opened its mouth and slammed down on him.


Please take this warning, whoever can find these arrows, whoever can find these messages, whoever is tempted by the call of power… Please avoid them… Please do not listen to them… Please… … … just don’t do it… I beg of you… please...
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2019.05.22 15:28 Apparition73 (Selling) 200+ Titles, Including LEGO 2 4K, Godzilla 4K, Kid Who Would Be King 4K, Captain America: Civil War 4K, Avengers: Age of Ultron 4K, Alien 4K, etc. Discounts if Buy 2 or More!!

CURRENT PROMOTIONS!! Buy 2, get $1 off the total. Buy 3, get $2 off total. Buy 4, get $3 off, etc. For purposes of promotion, box sets and TV shows count as one item.
I accept PayPal Friends & Family. I have sold many (100+) codes on this site, so buy with confidence. I am in the process of adding redemption service info, but if it's not there, feel free to ask. Thanks!

4K CODES - Redeem in UHD/HDX (please refer to 4KSheet for best redemption options):
Alien $8
Annihilation $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Avengers: Age of Ultron $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Black Hawk Down $10 (MA)
Bridge on the River Kwai $8
Captain America: Winter Soldier $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Captain America: Civil War $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Cliffhanger $8
Deadpool 2 $8
Despicable Me 3 $7
Escape Plan $5
Forrest Gump $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Ghost in the Shell $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Godzilla (1998) $8
Independence Day: Resurgence $5
Karate Kid (1984) $8 (MA/Vudu)
Kid Who Would Be King $8
LEGO Movie: The Second Part $9
Life of Pi $7
Lord of War $7 (note: redeems HDX except maybe 4K in FandangoNow)
Maze Runner $6
Mechanic: Resurrection $5
Mission: Impossible 2 and 5 $7 each
Mortal Engines $9
Pan $7
Pet Sematary (original) $8
Sausage Party $7
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $6
Zero Dark Thirty $7

HD CODES - NOTE: According to 4KSheet, the highlighted titles below will redeem to 4K thru iTunes: Seehttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/edit#gid=0. That said, if it only redeems in HD thru iTunes and you provide a screenshot of the redemption, I will refund $1:
12 Strong $6 (MA/Vudu)
47 Meters Down $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $4
Adventures of Tintin $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Allied $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
American Graffiti $6 (iTunes)
American Hustle $6 (MA)
American Pie (Unrated) $6 (MA)
American Reunion (Unrated) $5 (MA)
American Sniper $6 (MA)
Amores Perros $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Anomalisa $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Apollo 13 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Arrival $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Atomic Blonde $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Bad Santa (Unrated and Director's Cut) $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Bad Words $5 (iTunes)
Battleship $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Before Midnight $5 (MA/Vudu)
Big Lebowski $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Big Little Lies Season 1 $9
Big Short $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Birdman $6
Black Swan $5
Black Mask $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Blood Father $6 (iTunes)
Blue Jasmine $5 (MA)
Book of Life $7
Boss Baby $5
BoxTrolls $6 (iTunes)
Boyhood $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Breakfast Club $6 (MA)
Bridesmaids $7 (iTunes)
Bring it On $6 (iTunes)
Campaign $5 (MA/Vudu)
Captain Phillips $6 (MA)
Central Intelligence $5 (MA/Vudu)
Chappie $6
Chicago $6 (iTunes/GP/Vudu/Fandango)
Cloud Atlas $5 (MA/Vudu)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $4 (MA/Vudu)
Conan the Barbarian (remake) $5 (iTunes)
Contagion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Copland: Collector's Series $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Crash $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Dark Tower $5 (MA/Vudu)
Dawn of the Dead (remake) $6 (iTunes)
Deep Blue Sea 2 $4 (MA/Vudu) (you know you're curious how bad it is!)
Despicable Me 2 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dictator: Banned and Unrated $5 (Vudu)
Do the Right Thing $6 (iTunes)
Don't Breathe $5 (MA)
Dracula (Bram Stoker's) $7
Dracula Untold $6 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dumb & Dumber To $4 (iTunes)
Dunkirk $7 (MA/Vudu)
Edge of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Ender's Game $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
English Patient $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Entourage: The Movie $5 (MA/Vudu)
Epic $6
Equalizer $7
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial $4 (UK only)
Everest $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Evil Dead (2013) $5
Expendables 2 $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 5 (Fast 5) Extended Version $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 6 $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7) $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Founder $5
Free State of Jones $5
Gangs of New York $5
Ghost in the Shell $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation $6 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Girl with Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version) $5 (MA/Vudu)
Glengarry Glen Ross $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Gravity $6
Green Lantern $4 (MA/Vudu)
Harold & Kumar Christmas $5
The Heat (Sandra Bullock) $5
Hell or High Water $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hercules (the Rock version) $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hidden Figures $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hobbit: Unexpected Journey $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania $5 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania 2 $5 (MA)
How to Train Your Dragon $7
How to Train Your Dragon 2 $7
Ice Age $5
Ice Age: Collision Course $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Imitation Game $6
Incredibles $9
IT (2017) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Jack the Giant Killer $6 (Vudu/MA)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Jason Bourne $5
Jaws $8 (MA)
Jingle All the Way $5
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Jungle Book (live action) $8
Kingsman: The Golden Circle $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Kong Skull Island $6 (Vudu/MA)
Kubo and the Two Strings $8 (MA)
Kung Fu Panda 3 $5
Last Stand $6
Lawrence of Arabia (restored) $8
Legend of Tarzan $5 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Batman Movie $6 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Ninjago Movie $5
Lincoln Lawyer $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Lockout (Unrated) $5 (MA/Vudu0
Lone Survivor $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Lorax $6 (MA)
Lucy $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mad Max (Original) $5 (Vudu/MA)
Maze Runner $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mechanic: Resurrection $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Men in Black 3 $5 (MA/Vudu)
Minions $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Molly's Game $5 (iTunes)
Moneyball $5 (MA/Vudu)
Monsters vs. Aliens $5 (MA)
Mummy (2017) $5
Muppet Movie (Original) $6
My Best Friend's Wedding $6 (MA/Vudu)
My Life as a Zucchini $8 (MA)
Neighbors $5 (MA)
Night Before $5 (MA/Vudu)
No Country for Old Men $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
No Escape $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Non-Stop $5 (MA)
Now You See Me $4
Oblivion $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Only the Brave $6 (MA)
Pacific Rim $6 (MA/Vudu)
Paddington $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Parker $5 (MA)
Patriot's Day $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Peanuts Movie $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Penguins of Madagascar $5
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $5
Perks of Being a Wallflower $5 (Vudu/iTunes/GP/Fandango)
Pitch Perfect $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Premium Rush $5 (MA)
Pride & Prejudice (2005) $5 (MA)
Raid: Redemption $6 (MA)
Raid 2 $6 (MA)
Ratchet & Clank $4 (MA)
Rear Window $7 (MA)
Reality Bites $5 (MA)
Reservoir Dogs $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Resident Evil: Retribution $5
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $5
Revenant $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Riddick Unrated Director's Cut $6 (MA)
Rio 2 $5
Rise of the Guardians $5
Rock of Ages $4 (Vudu/MA)
Rush $5 (MA)
San Andreas $6
Sausage Party $5
Schindler's List $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Secret Life of Pets $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Seven Psychopaths $5 (MA)
Seventh Son $5 (MA)
Shakespeare in Love $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Shallows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Shutter Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sideways $6
Sing $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Sixteen Candles $5 (MA)
Skyfall $7
Spectre $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $4 (MA)
Spy $5
Starship Troopers: Invasion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Trek: Beyond $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Wars: Rogue One $9
Steve Jobs $5 (MA)
Sudden Death $6 (iTunes)
Super Troopers 2 $5
Tag $6 (MA/Vudu)
Taken 2 $4
Taxi Driver $6 (MA)
Ted $6 (iTunes)
Ted 2 $5 (iTunes)
Terminator: Genisys $7 (MA/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Terminator: Salvation $5 (MA/Vudu)
Theory of Everything $6 (iTunes)
Thing (remake) $5 (iTunes)
Titanic $8 (iTunes)
Total Recall (includes both theatrical version and extended director's cut) $7 (MA)
Town $6 (MA/Vudu)
T2 Trainspotting $5
Trainwreck $5 (iTunes)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon $7 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Transformers: Age of Extinction $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
U-571 $6 (iTunes)
United 93 $7 (iTunes)
Underworld: Blood Wars $5
Walk $5 (MA)
Wall (Doug Liman) $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Warcraft $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Watchmen $9 (MA/Vudu)
White House Down $7 (MA)
Wonder $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Working Girl $6
World War Z $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Wrath of the Titans $5 (MA/Vudu)
X-Men: Apocalypse $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Thanks for looking!
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2019.05.18 17:48 Apparition73 (Selling) 200+ Titles, Including Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War 4K, Avengers: Age of Ultron 4K, Alien 4K, Pet Sematary 4K, etc. Discounts if Buy 2 or More!!

CURRENT PROMOTIONS!! Buy 2, get $1 off the total. Buy 3, get $2 off total. Buy 4, get $3 off, etc. For purposes of promotion, box sets and TV shows count as one item.
I accept PayPal Friends & Family. I have sold many (100+) codes on this site, so buy with confidence. I am in the process of adding redemption service info, but if it's not there, feel free to ask. Thanks!

4K CODES - Redeem in UHD/HDX (please refer to 4KSheet for best redemption options):
Alien $8
Avengers: Age of Ultron $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Bridge on the River Kwai $8
Captain America: Winter Soldier $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Captain America: Civil War $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Cliffhanger $8
Deadpool 2 $8
Despicable Me 3 $7
Escape Plan $5
Forrest Gump $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Ghost in the Shell $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Godzilla (1998) $8
Independence Day: Resurgence $5
Karate Kid (1984) $8 (MA/Vudu)
Kid Who Would Be King $8
LEGO Movie: The Second Part $9
Life of Pi $7
Lord of War $7 (note: redeems HDX except maybe 4K in FandangoNow)
Maze Runner $6
Mechanic: Resurrection $5
Mission: Impossible 2 and 5 $7 each
Mortal Engines $9
Pan $7
Pet Sematary (original) $8
Sausage Party $7
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $6
Zero Dark Thirty $7

HD CODES - NOTE: According to 4KSheet, the highlighted titles below will redeem to 4K thru iTunes: Seehttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/edit#gid=0. That said, if it only redeems in HD thru iTunes and you provide a screenshot of the redemption, I will refund $1:
12 Strong $6 (MA/Vudu)
47 Meters Down $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $4
Adventures of Tintin $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Allied $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
American Hustle $6 (MA)
American Pie (Unrated) $6 (MA)
American Reunion (Unrated) $5 (MA)
American Sniper $6 (MA)
Amores Perros $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Anomalisa $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Apollo 13 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Arrival $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Atomic Blonde $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Bad Santa (Unrated and Director's Cut) $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Battleship $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Before Midnight $5 (MA/Vudu)
Big Lebowski $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Big Little Lies Season 1 $9
Big Short $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Birdman $6
Black Swan $5
Black Mask $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Blue Jasmine $5 (MA)
Book of Life $7
Boss Baby $5
Boyhood $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Breakfast Club $6 (MA)
Campaign $5 (MA/Vudu)
Captain Phillips $6 (MA)
Central Intelligence $5 (MA/Vudu)
Chappie $6
Chicago $6 (iTunes/GP/Vudu/Fandango)
Cloud Atlas $5 (MA/Vudu)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $4 (MA/Vudu)
Conan the Barbarian (remake) $5 (iTunes)
Contagion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Copland: Collector's Series $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Crash $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Dark Tower $5 (MA/Vudu)
Deep Blue Sea 2 $4 (MA/Vudu) (you know you're curious how bad it is!)
Despicable Me 2 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dictator: Banned and Unrated $5 (Vudu)
Don't Breathe $5 (MA)
Dracula (Bram Stoker's) $7
Dracula Untold $6 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dunkirk $7 (MA/Vudu)
Edge of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Ender's Game $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
English Patient $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Entourage: The Movie $5 (MA/Vudu)
Epic $6
Equalizer $7
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial $4 (UK only)
Everest $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Evil Dead (2013) $5
Expendables 2 $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 5 (Fast 5) Extended Version $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 6 $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7) $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Founder $5
Free State of Jones $5
Gangs of New York $5
Ghost in the Shell $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation $6 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Girl with Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version) $5 (MA/Vudu)
Glengarry Glen Ross $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Gravity $6
Green Lantern $4 (MA/Vudu)
Harold & Kumar Christmas $5
The Heat (Sandra Bullock) $5
Hell or High Water $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hercules (the Rock version) $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hidden Figures $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hobbit: Unexpected Journey $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania $5 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania 2 $5 (MA)
How to Train Your Dragon $7
How to Train Your Dragon 2 $7
Ice Age $5
Ice Age: Collision Course $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Imitation Game $6
Incredibles $9
IT (2017) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Jack the Giant Killer $6 (Vudu/MA)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Jason Bourne $5
Jaws $8 (MA)
Jingle All the Way $5
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Jungle Book (live action) $8
Kingsman: The Golden Circle $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Kong Skull Island $6 (Vudu/MA)
Kubo and the Two Strings $8 (MA)
Kung Fu Panda 3 $5
Last Stand $6
Lawrence of Arabia (restored) $8
Legend of Tarzan $5 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Batman Movie $6 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Ninjago Movie $5
Lincoln Lawyer $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Lockout (Unrated) $5 (MA/Vudu0
Lone Survivor $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Lorax $6 (MA)
Lucy $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mad Max (Original) $5 (Vudu/MA)
Maze Runner $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mechanic: Resurrection $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Men in Black 3 $5 (MA/Vudu)
Minions $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Molly's Game $5 (iTunes)
Moneyball $5 (MA/Vudu)
Monsters vs. Aliens $5 (MA)
Mummy (2017) $5
Muppet Movie (Original) $6
My Best Friend's Wedding $6 (MA/Vudu)
My Life as a Zucchini $8 (MA)
Neighbors $5 (MA)
Night Before $5 (MA/Vudu)
No Country for Old Men $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
No Escape $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Non-Stop $5 (MA)
Now You See Me $4
Oblivion $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Only the Brave $6 (MA)
Pacific Rim $6 (MA/Vudu)
Paddington $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Parker $5 (MA)
Patriot's Day $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Peanuts Movie $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Penguins of Madagascar $5
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $5
Perks of Being a Wallflower $5 (Vudu/iTunes/GP/Fandango)
Pitch Perfect $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Premium Rush $5 (MA)
Raid: Redemption $6 (MA)
Raid 2 $6 (MA)
Ratchet & Clank $4 (MA)
Rear Window $7 (MA)
Reality Bites $5 (MA)
Reservoir Dogs $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Resident Evil: Retribution $5
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $5
Revenant $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Riddick Unrated Director's Cut $6 (MA)
Rio 2 $5
Rise of the Guardians $5
Rock of Ages $4 (Vudu/MA)
Rush $5 (MA)
San Andreas $6
Sausage Party $5
Schindler's List $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Secret Life of Pets $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Seven Psychopaths $5 (MA)
Seventh Son $5 (MA)
Shakespeare in Love $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Shallows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Shutter Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sideways $6
Sing $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Sixteen Candles $5 (MA)
Skyfall $7
Spectre $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $4 (MA)
Spy $5
Starship Troopers: Invasion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Trek: Beyond $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Wars: Rogue One $9
Steve Jobs $5 (MA)
Super Troopers 2 $5
Tag $6 (MA/Vudu)
Taken 2 $4
Taxi Driver $6 (MA)
Terminator: Genisys $7 (MA/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Terminator: Salvation $5 (MA/Vudu)
Titanic $8 (iTunes)
Total Recall (includes both theatrical version and extended director's cut) $7 (MA)
Town $6 (MA/Vudu)
T2 Trainspotting $5
Transformers: Dark of the Moon $7 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Transformers: Age of Extinction $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Underworld: Blood Wars $5
Walk $5 (MA)
Wall (Doug Liman) $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Warcraft $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Watchmen $9 (MA/Vudu)
White House Down $7 (MA)
Wonder $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Working Girl $6
World War Z $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Wrath of the Titans $5 (MA/Vudu)
X-Men: Apocalypse $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Thanks for looking!
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2019.05.15 16:13 Apparition73 (Selling) 200+ 4K/HD Titles, including Karate Kid 4K, Alien 4K, Forrest Gump 4K, Pet Sematary 4K, etc.! Discounts if Buy 2 or More!

CURRENT PROMOTIONS!! Buy 2, get $1 off the total. Buy 3, get $2 off total. Buy 4, get $3 off, etc. For purposes of promotion, box sets and TV shows count as one item.
I accept PayPal Friends & Family. I have sold many (100+) codes on this site, so buy with confidence. I am in the process of adding redemption service info, but if it's not there, feel free to ask. Thanks!

4K CODES - Redeem in UHD/HDX (please refer to 4KSheet for best redemption options):
Alien $8
Avengers: Age of Ultron $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Bridge on the River Kwai $8
Captain America: Winter Soldier $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Captain America: Civil War $12 (includes DMR) (not split code)
Cliffhanger $8
Deadpool 2 $8
Despicable Me 3 $7
Escape Plan $5
Forrest Gump $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Independence Day: Resurgence $5
Karate Kid (1984) $8 (MA/Vudu)
Life of Pi $7
Lord of War $7 (note: redeems HDX except apparently 4K in FandangoNow)
Maze Runner $6
Mechanic: Resurrection $5
Mission: Impossible 2 and 5 $7 each
Mortal Engines $9
Pan $7
Pet Sematary (original) $8
Sausage Party $7
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $6
Zero Dark Thirty $7

HD CODES - NOTE: According to 4KSheet, the highlighted titles below will redeem to 4K thru iTunes: Seehttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/edit#gid=0. That said, if it only redeems in HD thru iTunes and you provide a screenshot of the redemption, I will refund $1:
12 Strong $6 (MA/Vudu)
47 Meters Down $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $4
Adventures of Tintin $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Allied $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
American Hustle $6 (MA)
American Pie (Unrated) $6 (MA)
American Reunion (Unrated) $5 (MA)
American Sniper $6 (MA)
Amores Perros $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Anomalisa $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Apollo 13 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Arrival $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Atomic Blonde $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Bad Santa (Unrated and Director's Cut) $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Battleship $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Before Midnight $5 (MA/Vudu)
Big Lebowski $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Big Little Lies Season 1 $9
Big Short $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Birdman $6
Black Swan $5
Black Mask $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Blue Jasmine $5 (MA)
Book of Life $7
Boss Baby $5
Boyhood $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Breakfast Club $6 (MA)
Campaign $5 (MA/Vudu)
Captain Phillips $6 (MA)
Central Intelligence $5 (MA/Vudu)
Chappie $6
Chicago $6 (iTunes/GP/Vudu/Fandango)
Cloud Atlas $5 (MA/Vudu)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $4 (MA/Vudu)
Conan the Barbarian (remake) $5 (iTunes)
Contagion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Copland: Collector's Series $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Crash $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Dark Tower $5 (MA/Vudu)
Deep Blue Sea 2 $4 (MA/Vudu) (you know you're curious how bad it is!)
Despicable Me 2 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dictator: Banned and Unrated $5 (Vudu)
Don't Breathe $5 (MA)
Dracula (Bram Stoker's) $7
Dracula Untold $6 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dunkirk $7 (MA/Vudu)
Edge of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Ender's Game $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
English Patient $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Entourage: The Movie $5 (MA/Vudu)
Epic $6
Equalizer $7
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial $4 (UK only)
Everest $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Evil Dead (2013) $5
Expendables 2 $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 5 (Fast 5) Extended Version $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 6 $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7) $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Founder $5
Free State of Jones $5
Gangs of New York $5
Ghost in the Shell $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation $6 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Girl with Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version) $5 (MA/Vudu)
Glengarry Glen Ross $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Gravity $6
Green Lantern $4 (MA/Vudu)
Harold & Kumar Christmas $5
The Heat (Sandra Bullock) $5
Hell or High Water $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hercules (the Rock version) $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hidden Figures $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hobbit: Unexpected Journey $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania $5 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania 2 $5 (MA)
How to Train Your Dragon $7
How to Train Your Dragon 2 $7
Ice Age $5
Ice Age: Collision Course $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Imitation Game $6
Incredibles $9
IT (2017) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Jack the Giant Killer $6 (Vudu/MA)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Jason Bourne $5
Jaws $8 (MA)
Jingle All the Way $5
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Jungle Book (live action) $8
Kingsman: The Golden Circle $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Kong Skull Island $6 (Vudu/MA)
Kubo and the Two Strings $8 (MA)
Kung Fu Panda 3 $5
Last Stand $6
Lawrence of Arabia (restored) $8
Legend of Tarzan $5 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Batman Movie $6 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Ninjago Movie $5
Lincoln Lawyer $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Lockout (Unrated) $5 (MA/Vudu0
Lone Survivor $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Lorax $6 (MA)
Lucy $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mad Max (Original) $5 (Vudu/MA)
Maze Runner $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mechanic: Resurrection $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Men in Black 3 $5 (MA/Vudu)
Minions $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Molly's Game $5 (iTunes)
Moneyball $5 (MA/Vudu)
Monsters vs. Aliens $5 (MA)
Mummy (2017) $5
My Life as a Zucchini $8 (MA)
Neighbors $5 (MA)
Night Before $5 (MA/Vudu)
No Country for Old Men $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
No Escape $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Non-Stop $5 (MA)
Now You See Me $4
Oblivion $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Only the Brave $6 (MA)
Pacific Rim $6 (MA/Vudu)
Paddington $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Parker $5 (MA)
Patriot's Day $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Peanuts Movie $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Penguins of Madagascar $5
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $5
Perks of Being a Wallflower $5 (Vudu/iTunes/GP/Fandango)
Pitch Perfect $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Premium Rush $5 (MA)
Raid: Redemption $6 (MA)
Raid 2 $6 (MA)
Ratchet & Clank $4 (MA)
Rear Window $7 (MA)
Reality Bites $5 (MA)
Reservoir Dogs $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Resident Evil: Retribution $5
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $5
Revenant $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Riddick Unrated Director's Cut $6 (MA)
Rio 2 $5
Rise of the Guardians $5
Rock of Ages $4 (Vudu/MA)
Rush $5 (MA)
San Andreas $6
Sausage Party $5
Schindler's List $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Secret Life of Pets $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Seven Psychopaths $5 (MA)
Seventh Son $5 (MA)
Shakespeare in Love $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Shallows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Shutter Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sideways $6
Sing $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Sixteen Candles $5 (MA)
Skyfall $7
Spectre $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $4 (MA)
Spy $5
Starship Troopers: Invasion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Trek: Beyond $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Wars: Rogue One $9
Steve Jobs $5 (MA)
Super Troopers 2 $5
Tag $6 (MA/Vudu)
Taken 2 $4
Taxi Driver $6 (MA)
Terminator: Genisys $7 (MA/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Terminator: Salvation $5 (MA/Vudu)
Titanic $8 (iTunes)
Total Recall (includes both theatrical version and extended director's cut) $7 (MA)
Town $6 (MA/Vudu)
T2 Trainspotting $5
Transformers: Dark of the Moon $7 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Transformers: Age of Extinction $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Underworld: Blood Wars $5
Walk $5 (MA)
Wall (Doug Liman) $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Warcraft $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Watchmen $9 (MA/Vudu)
White House Down $7 (MA)
Wonder $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Working Girl $6
World War Z $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Wrath of the Titans $5 (MA/Vudu)
X-Men: Apocalypse $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Thanks for looking!
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2019.05.11 15:18 Apparition73 (Selling) PRICES REDUCED!! 200+ 4K/HD Titles! Discounts if Buy 2 or More!

CURRENT PROMOTIONS!! Buy 2, get $1 off the total. Buy 3, get $2 off total. Buy 4, get $3 off, etc. For purposes of promotion, box sets and TV shows count as one item.
I accept PayPal Friends & Family. I have sold many (100+) codes on this site, so buy with confidence. I am in the process of adding redemption service info, but if it's not there, feel free to ask. Thanks!

4K CODES - Redeem in UHD/HDX:
Alien $8
Cliffhanger $8
Deadpool 2 $8
Despicable Me 3 $7
Escape Plan $5
Forrest Gump $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Independence Day: Resurgence $5
Karate Kid (1984) $8 (MA/Vudu)
Life of Pi $7
Lord of War $7
Maze Runner $6
Mechanic: Resurrection $5
Mission: Impossible 2 and 5 $7 each
Mortal Engines $9
Pan $7
Pet Sematary (original) $8
Sausage Party $7
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $6
Zero Dark Thirty $7

HD CODES - NOTE: According to the 4K sheet, the highlighted titles below will redeem to 4K thru iTunes: See https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/edit#gid=0. That said, if it only redeems in HD thru iTunes and you provide a screenshot of the redemption, I will refund $1:
12 Strong $6 (MA/Vudu)
47 Meters Down $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $4
Adventures of Tintin $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Allied $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
American Hustle $6 (MA)
American Pie (Unrated) $6 (MA)
American Reunion (Unrated) $5 (MA)
American Sniper $6 (MA)
Amores Perros $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Anomalisa $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Apollo 13 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Arrival $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Atomic Blonde $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Bad Santa (Unrated and Director's Cut) $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Battleship $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Before Midnight $5 (MA/Vudu)
Big Lebowski $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Big Little Lies Season 1 $9
Big Short $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Birdman $6
Black Swan $5
Black Mask $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Blue Jasmine $5 (MA)
Book of Life $7
Boss Baby $5
Boyhood $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Breakfast Club $6 (MA)
Campaign $5 (MA/Vudu)
Captain Phillips $6 (MA)
Central Intelligence $5 (MA/Vudu)
Chappie $6
Chicago $6 (iTunes/GP/Vudu/Fandango)
Cloud Atlas $5 (MA/Vudu)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $4 (MA/Vudu)
Conan the Barbarian (remake) $5 (iTunes)
Contagion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Copland: Collector's Series $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Crash $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Dark Tower $5 (MA/Vudu)
Deep Blue Sea 2 $4 (MA/Vudu) (you know you're curious how bad it is!)
Despicable Me 2 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dictator: Banned and Unrated $5 (Vudu)
Don't Breathe $5 (MA)
Dracula (Bram Stoker's) $7
Dracula Untold $6 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dunkirk $7 (MA/Vudu)
Edge of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Ender's Game $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
English Patient $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Entourage: The Movie $5 (MA/Vudu)
Epic $6
Equalizer $7
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial $4 (UK only)
Everest $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Evil Dead (2013) $5
Expendables 2 $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 5 (Fast 5) Extended Version $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 6 $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7) $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Founder $5
Free State of Jones $5
Gangs of New York $5
Ghost in the Shell $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation $6 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Girl with Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version) $5 (MA/Vudu)
Glengarry Glen Ross $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Gravity $6
Green Lantern $4 (MA/Vudu)
Harold & Kumar Christmas $5
The Heat (Sandra Bullock) $5
Hell or High Water $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hercules (the Rock version) $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hidden Figures $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hobbit: Unexpected Journey $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $7 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania $5 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania 2 $5 (MA)
How to Train Your Dragon $7
How to Train Your Dragon 2 $7
Ice Age $5
Ice Age: Collision Course $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Imitation Game $6
Incredibles $9
IT (2017) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Jack the Giant Killer $6 (Vudu/MA)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Jason Bourne $5
Jaws $8 (MA)
Jingle All the Way $5
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Jungle Book (live action) $8
Kingsman: The Golden Circle $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Kong Skull Island $6 (Vudu/MA)
Kubo and the Two Strings $8 (MA)
Kung Fu Panda 3 $5
Last Stand $6
Lawrence of Arabia (restored) $8
Legend of Tarzan $5 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Batman Movie $6 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Ninjago Movie $5
Lincoln Lawyer $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Lockout (Unrated) $5 (MA/Vudu0
Lone Survivor $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Lorax $6 (MA)
Lucy $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mad Max (Original) $5 (Vudu/MA)
Maze Runner $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mechanic: Resurrection $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Men in Black 3 $5 (MA/Vudu)
Minions $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Molly's Game $5 (iTunes)
Moneyball $5 (MA/Vudu)
Monsters vs. Aliens $5 (MA)
Mummy (2017) $5
My Life as a Zucchini $8 (MA)
Neighbors $5 (MA)
Night Before $5 (MA/Vudu)
No Country for Old Men $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
No Escape $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Non-Stop $5 (MA)
Now You See Me $4
Oblivion $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Only the Brave $6 (MA)
Pacific Rim $6 (MA/Vudu)
Paddington $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Parker $5 (MA)
Patriot's Day $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Peanuts Movie $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Penguins of Madagascar $5
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $5
Perks of Being a Wallflower $5 (Vudu/iTunes/GP/Fandango)
Pitch Perfect $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Premium Rush $5 (MA)
Raid: Redemption $6 (MA)
Raid 2 $6 (MA)
Ratchet & Clank $4 (MA)
Rear Window $7 (MA)
Reality Bites $5 (MA)
Reservoir Dogs $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Resident Evil: Retribution $5
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $5
Revenant $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Riddick Unrated Director's Cut $6 (MA)
Rio 2 $5
Rise of the Guardians $5
Rock of Ages $4 (Vudu/MA)
Rush $5 (MA)
San Andreas $6
Sausage Party $5
Schindler's List $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Secret Life of Pets $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Seven Psychopaths $5 (MA)
Seventh Son $5 (MA)
Shakespeare in Love $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Shallows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Shutter Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sideways $6
Sing $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Sixteen Candles $5 (MA)
Skyfall $7
Spectre $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $4 (MA)
Spy $5
Starship Troopers: Invasion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Star Trek: Into Darkness $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Trek: Beyond $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Wars: Rogue One $9
Steve Jobs $5 (MA)
Super Troopers 2 $5
Tag $6 (MA/Vudu)
Taken 2 $4
Taxi Driver $6 (MA)
Terminator: Genisys $7 (MA/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Terminator: Salvation $5 (MA/Vudu)
Titanic $8 (iTunes)
Total Recall (includes both theatrical version and extended director's cut) $7 (MA)
Town $6 (MA/Vudu)
T2 Trainspotting $5
Transformers: Dark of the Moon $7 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Transformers: Age of Extinction $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Underworld: Blood Wars $5
Walk $5 (MA)
Wall (Doug Liman) $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Warcraft $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Watchmen $9 (MA/Vudu)
White House Down $7 (MA)
Wonder $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Working Girl $6
World War Z $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Wrath of the Titans $5 (MA/Vudu)
X-Men: Apocalypse $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Thanks for looking!
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2019.05.08 17:33 Apparition73 (Selling) 200+ Titles, Including Alien 4K, Mortal Engines 4K, Many Others. Discounts if Buy 2 or More!

NEW TITLES ADDED DAILY!! Please check back regularly.
CURRENT PROMOTIONS!! Buy 2, get $1 off the total. Buy 3, get $2 off total. Buy 4, get $3 off, etc. For purposes of promotion, box sets and TV shows count as one item, as I've already discounted them.
I accept PayPal Friends & Family. I have sold many codes on this site, so buy with confidence. I am in the process of adding redemption service info, but if it's not there, feel free to ask. Thanks!

4K CODES - Redeem in UHD/HDX:
Alien $8
Cliffhanger $8
Deadpool 2 $8
Despicable Me 3 $7
Escape Plan $5
Independence Day: Resurgence $5
Life of Pi $7
Lord of War $7
Maze Runner $6
Mechanic: Resurrection $5
Mission: Impossible 2 and 5 $7 each
Mortal Engines $9
Pan $7
Pet Sematary (original) $8
Sausage Party $7
Star Trek: Into Darkness $9 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $6
Zero Dark Thirty $7

HD CODES - NOTE: Some are supposed to redeem to 4K through iTunes per https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/edit#gid=0--these are highlighted below; that said, if it only redeems in HD thru iTunes and you provide a screenshot of the redemption, I will refund $1):
12 Strong $6 (MA/Vudu)
47 Meters Down $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $4
Adventures of Tintin $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Allied $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
American Hustle $6 (MA)
American Pie (Unrated) $6 (MA)
American Reunion (Unrated) $5 (MA)
American Sniper $6 (MA)
Amores Perros $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Anomalisa $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Apollo 13 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Arrival $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Atomic Blonde $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Bad Santa (Unrated and Director's Cut) $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Battleship $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Before Midnight $5 (MA/Vudu)
Big Lebowski $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Big Little Lies Season 1 $9
Big Short $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Birdman $6
Black Swan $5
Black Mask $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Blue Jasmine $5 (MA)
Book of Life $7
Boss Baby $5
Boyhood $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Bram Stoker's Dracula $7
Breakfast Club $6 (MA)
Campaign $5 (MA/Vudu)
Captain Phillips $6 (MA)
Central Intelligence $5 (MA/Vudu)
Chappie $6
Chicago $6 (iTunes/GP/Vudu/Fandango)
Cloud Atlas $5 (MA/Vudu)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $4 (MA/Vudu)
Conan the Barbarian (remake) $5 (iTunes)
Contagion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Copland: Collector's Series $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Crash $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Dark Tower $5 (MA/Vudu)
Deep Blue Sea 2 $4 (MA/Vudu) (you know you're curious!)
Despicable Me 2 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dictator: Banner and Unrated $5 (Vudu)
Don't Breathe $5 (MA)
Dracula Untold $6 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Dunkirk $7 (MA/Vudu)
Edge of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Ender's Game $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
English Patient $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Entourage: The Movie $5 (MA/Vudu)
Epic $6
Equalizer $7
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial $4 (UK only)
Everest $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Evil Dead (2013) $5
Expendables 2 $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 5 (Fast 5) Extended Version $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 6 $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7) $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Founder $5
Free State of Jones $5
Gangs of New York $5
Ghost in the Shell $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation $6 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Girl with Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version) $5 (MA/Vudu)
Glengarry Glen Ross $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Gravity $6
Green Lantern $4 (MA/Vudu)
Harold & Kumar Christmas $5
The Heat (Sandra Bullock) $5
Hell or High Water $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hercules (the Rock version) $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hidden Figures $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hobbit: Unexpected Journey $8 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug $8 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $8 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania $5 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania 2 $5 (MA)
How to Train Your Dragon $7
How to Train Your Dragon 2 $7
Ice Age $5
Ice Age: Collision Course $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Imitation Game $6
Incredibles $9
IT (2017) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Jack the Giant Killer $6 (Vudu/MA)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Jason Bourne $5
Jaws $8 (MA)
Jingle All the Way $5
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Jungle Book (live action) $8
Kingsman: The Golden Circle $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Kong Skull Island $6 (Vudu/MA)
Kubo and the Two Strings $8 (MA)
Kung Fu Panda 3 $5
Last Stand $6
Lawrence of Arabia (restored) $8
Legend of Tarzan $5 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Batman Movie $6 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Ninjago Movie $5
Lincoln Lawyer $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Lockout (Unrated) $5 (MA/Vudu0
Lone Survivor $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Lorax $6 (MA)
Lucy $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mad Max (Original) $5 (Vudu/MA)
Maze Runner $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mechanic: Resurrection $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Men in Black 3 $5 (MA/Vudu)
Minions $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Molly's Game $5 (iTunes)
Moneyball $5 (MA/Vudu)
Monsters vs. Aliens $5 (MA)
Mummy (2017) $5
My Life as a Zucchini $8 (MA)
Neighbors $5 (MA)
Night Before $5 (MA/Vudu)
No Country for Old Men $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
No Escape $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Non-Stop $5 (MA)
Now You See Me $4
Oblivion $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Only the Brave $6 (MA)
Pacific Rim $6 (MA/Vudu)
Paddington $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Parker $5 (MA)
Patriot's Day $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Peanuts Movie $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Penguins of Madagascar $5
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $5
Perks of Being a Wallflower $5 (Vudu/iTunes/GP/Fandango)
Pitch Perfect $6 (2 copies) (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Premium Rush $5 (MA)
Raid: Redemption $6 (MA)
Raid 2 $6 (MA)
Ratchet & Clank $4 (MA)
Rear Window $7 (MA)
Reality Bites $5 (MA)
Reservoir Dogs $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Resident Evil: Retribution $5
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $5
Revenant $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Riddick Unrated Director's Cut $6 (MA)
Rio 2 $5
Rise of the Guardians $5
Rock of Ages $4 (Vudu/MA)
Rush $5 (MA)
San Andreas $6
Sausage Party $5
Schindler's List $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Secret Life of Pets $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Seven Psychopaths $5 (MA)
Seventh Son $5 (MA)
Shakespeare in Love $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Shallows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows $5 (MA/Vudu)
Shutter Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Sideways $6
Sing $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Sixteen Candles $5 (MA)
Skyfall $7
Spectre $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $4 (MA)
Spy $5
Starship Troopers: Invasion $5 (MA/Vudu)
Star Trek: Into Darkness $9 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Trek: Beyond $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Star Wars: Rogue One $9
Steve Jobs $5 (MA)
Super Troopers 2 $5
Tag $7 (MA/Vudu)
Taken 2 $4
Taxi Driver $6 (MA)
Terminator: Genisys $7 (MA/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Terminator: Salvation $5 (MA/Vudu)
Titanic $8 (iTunes)
Total Recall (includes both theatrical version and extended director's cut) $7 (MA)
Town $6 (MA/Vudu)
T2 Trainspotting $5
Transformers: Dark of the Moon $7 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Transformers: Age of Extinction $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Underworld: Blood Wars $5
Walk $5 (MA)
Wall (Favreau) $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Warcraft $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Watchmen $9 (MA/Vudu)
White House Down $7 (MA)
Wonder $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Working Girl $6
World War Z $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Wrath of the Titans $5 (MA/Vudu)
X-Men: Apocalypse $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Thanks for looking!
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2019.05.03 16:38 Apparition73 (Selling) 100+ Titles, Including Alien 4K, Creed II 4K, Mortal Engines 4K, Many Others. Discounts if Buy 2 or More!

NEW TITLES ADDED DAILY!! Please check back regularly.
CURRENT PROMOTIONS!! Buy 2, get $1 off the total. Buy 3, get $2 off total. Buy 4, get $3 off, etc. For purposes of promotion, box sets and TV shows count as one item, as I've already discounted them.
I accept PayPal Friends & Family. I have sold many codes on this site, so buy with confidence. I am in the process of adding redemption service info, but if it's not there, feel free to ask. Thanks!

4K BLU-RAY CODES - Redeem in UHD/HDX:

Alien $9
Cliffhanger $9
Deadpool 2 $9
Despicable Me 3 $7
Independence Day: Resurgence $5
Life of Pi $7
Lord of War $8
Maze Runner $6
Mechanic: Resurrection $5
Mission: Impossible 2 and 5 $8 each
Mortal Engines $9
Pan $7
Pet Sematary (1989) $8
Sausage Party $7
Star Trek: Into Darkness $10 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $6
Zero Dark Thirty $8

BLU-RAY CODES - Most will redeem in HD, but some are supposed to redeem to 4K through iTunes, per https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/edit#gid=0--these are highlighted below; that said, if it only redeems in HD thru iTunes and you provide a screenshot of the redemption, I will refund $1):

12 Strong $6 (MA/Vudu)
47 Meters Down $6 (iTunes/Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $5
Adventures of Tintin $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Allied $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
American Hustle $6 (MA)
American Pie (Unrated) $6 (MA)
American Reunion (Unrated) $6 (MA)
American Sniper $6 (MA)
Amores Perros $7 (Vudu/Fandango)
Anomalisa $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Apollo 13 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Arrival $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Atomic Blonde $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Bad Santa (Unrated and Director's Cut) $5 (Vudu/Fandango)
Battleship $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Before Midnight $5 (MA/Vudu)
Big Lebowski $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Big Little Lies Season 1 $10
Big Short $6 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Book of Life $7
Boss Baby $6
Boyhood $5 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango)
Bram Stoker's Dracula $8
Chappie $6
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $4 (MA/Vudu)
Deep Blue Sea 2 $5 (MA/Vudu) (you know you're curious!)
Despicable Me 2 $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Don't Breathe $6 (MA)
Dracula Untold $6 (iTunes) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Epic $6
Equalizer $7
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial $4 (UK only)
Everest $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Evil Dead (2013) $5
Expendables 2 $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 5 (Fast 5) Extended Version $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 6 $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7) $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Founder $5
Free State of Jones $5
Gangs of New York $5
Ghost in the Shell $8 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation $6 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Girl with Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version) $5 (MA/Vudu) (PENDING SALE)
Glengarry Glen Ross $6 (Vudu/Fandango)
Gravity $6
Green Lantern $5 (MA/Vudu)
Harold & Kumar Christmas $5
The Heat (Sandra Bullock) $5
Hell or High Water $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hercules (the Rock version) $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hidden Figures $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Hobbit: Unexpected Journey $8 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug $8 (MA/Vudu)
Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $8 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania $6 (MA/Vudu)
Hotel Transylvania 2 $6 (MA)
How to Train Your Dragon $7
How to Train Your Dragon 2 $7
Ice Age $6
Ice Age: Collision Course $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Imitation Game $6
Incredibles $9
IT (2017) $7 (MA/Vudu)
Jack the Giant Killer $6 (Vudu/MA)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $7 (iTunes/Vudu/Fandango) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Jason Bourne $5
Jaws $8 (MA)
Jingle All the Way $5
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $5 (MA/Vudu)
Jungle Book (live action) $8
Kingsman: The Golden Circle $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Kong Skull Island $6 (Vudu/MA)
Kubo and the Two Strings $8 (MA)
Kung Fu Panda 3 $5
Last Stand $6
Lawrence of Arabia (restored) $8
Legend of Tarzan $6 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Batman Movie $7 (MA/Vudu)
LEGO Ninjago Movie $7
Lincoln Lawyer $5 (Vudu/GP/Fandango)
Lockout (Unrated) $5 (MA/Vudu0
Lone Survivor $6 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Lorax $7 (MA)
Lucy $8 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mad Max (Original) $5 (Vudu/MA)
Maze Runner $6 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Mechanic: Resurrection $5 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Men in Black 3 $5 (MA/Vudu)
Minions $7 (MA) (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $7 (redeems to 4K thru iTunes according to 4kSheet)
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2019.04.25 20:47 DrTxn Seminary Lesson 150 – Handcart pioneers; a covered up story about how the poor were sacrificed for money

Church lesson is located here: https://www.lds.org/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-and-church-history-seminary-teacher-manual-2014/section-7/lesson-150-handcart-pioneers-1856-1860?lang=eng
Probably the best article on the handcart company is by Will Bagley and called “One Long Funeral March” – It can be found here: https://user.xmission.com/~research/central/handcart.pdf
I have listed 12 principles and facts from the article below at the church doesn’t talk about. There is so much information out there on this topic so this lesson is hardly complete.
1) Wagon support for the sick and injured was purposefully non-existent
Although“Taylor’s panel of experts had recommended allocating a wagon and three yoke of oxen for each fifty persons “to convey the sick,&c.,” Young rejected the suggestion on July 28. “I will say that it is all right not to provide wagons for infirm persons to accompany the hand carts for it would encourage infirmity or rather laziness which is quite as bad. There would soon be but few able to walk if such arrangements were made.”
2) There were a lot of defectors from handcart companies
“All three parties experienced large defections. Twiss Bermingham noted that fiftymembers of Bunker’sWelsh Company “stopped on the road,” while the Ellsworth Company’s official journal listed thirty-three members who had “backed out.””
3) When the rescue party arrived, the handcart pioneers were CHARGED for food
The grim reality (discussed below) is that, until October, there was no organized charitable or Church-sponsored effort to supply the handcart companies. Twiss Bermingham noted that the f lour would cost “18c per lb. [payable] when we get to the city.” Bermingham considered that the “conduct of the men from the Valley who came to meet us was disgraceful.”
4) Take care of your family first because your leaders will not
Far out on the plains, Edward Martin loaded a hundred pounds of flour onto Elizabeth Sermon’s cart, ordering her not to touch the flour or let her children ride. Finally, she recognized the injustice. “I stoppedmy cart at noon that day, took the f lour out of my cart and threw it on the ground. I told the Captain Martin if I andmy children could not eat some of it, I would not draw it any further, it is my duty to look after my husband and family first.” Martin told her she must be obedient and threatened to leave her “on the plains as food for the wolves.” Sermon retorted, “Brother Martin, leave those two girls you have in your carriage for food to the wolves, not me.”
5) The Prophet puts Profit ahead of you
Brigham Young sent a relief train to meet his wagons carrying a steamboat engine but sent out nothing to the Willie and Martin trains, “This raises a perplexing question: what happened to the relief trains that figured so prominently in planning the system? By the end of September, Brigham Young had not sent a singlewagonload of supplies to reprovision the Willie and Martin trains: he did, however, send “a relief wagon with flour” that reached A. O. Smoot’s “Church Train” at the Upper Crossing of the Platte on October 2”
6) Having faith that God will not throw more at you then you can bear might kill you
Speaking on October 15 with the first rescue party still aweek away from the Willie Company, Richards was startlingly optimistic. “About one thousand” Saints were still on the trail “with hand-carts,” he acknowledged. “[They] feel that it is late in the season, and they expect to get cold fingers and toes. But they have this faith and confidence towards God that he will over-rule the storms that may come in the season thereof and turn them away, that their path may be free from suffering more than they can bear.”
7) What do you get when you lead with faith?
“Some badly frozen; Some dying, and Some dead. It was certainly heartrending to hear Children crying for mothers, and mothers, crying for Childrin,” Savage wrote.
8) If things go South, your leaders will throw you under the bus
Brigham Young responded in the same meeting. He then cast about for amore likely target for the public’s anger and found it in “elders [in the] East” and “our Elders abroad.” Had he been able to manage the emigration from Liverpool, Young claimed that he could have brought many more people to Utah “provided I could have dictated matters at every point. That is not boasting; I only want to tell you that I know more than they know,” he preached
9) The worth of souls is only so much
“It will cost this people more to bring in those companies from the plains, than it would to have seasonably brought them from the outfitting point on the Missouri river,” he complained. “We need all our teams and means to prepare for those persons who are coming, instead of crippling us by taking our bread, men and teams and going out to meet them.” …Yet again he publicly scolded Erastus Snow for incurring “over sixty thousand dollars of indebtedness incurred for me to pay. What for? To fetch a few immigrants here, when I could have brought the whole of them with one quarter of the means.”
10) When the leaders plans don’t work out, they blame Satan
Kimball blamed Satan: “The devil has tried to hedge up the way, so that we should not bring about the wise plans devised by our President, and has tried to make those plans look as disagreeable and as miserable as possible.”
11) Even when things blow up, the church will claim it was a success
The First Presidency, unable to admit the handcart experiment had failed and refusing to give up the plan, officially pronounced it a success in a general epistle on December 10, 1856: “This season’s operations have demonstrated that the Saints, being filled with faith and the Holy Ghost, can walk across the plains, drawing their provisions and clothing on hand carts. The experience of this season will of course help us to improve in future operations; but the plan has been fairly tested and proved entirely successful.”
12) A lot of handcart pioneers left, but the reason many more didn’t is they had to pay off their debt of travel to the church first under threat of death
Good publicity did not conceal the fact that several hundred disillusioned Mormons, including a large number of handcart veterans, desperately wanted to escape the promised land they had sacrificed so much to reach. As early as January 7, 1857, Brigham Young wrote to George Q. Cannon, who was then editing theWestern Standard in San Francisco: “It is rather warm for the wicked, and we expect when spring comes there will be a scattering out of such as cannot abide righteousness.”154\*He claimed that he would be glad to see them go but insisted that emigrants who owed money to the PEF pay up before departing….For example, eight members of the Hillhouse family came to Utah in 1856 with the second handcart company under Daniel McArthur. When they tried to leave the next spring, Jeannette Hillhouse recalled that they were pursued and captured by “a posse of seven mounted Danites” who, “with drawn revolvers” ordered them to return “under penalty of instant death.”*
Levi Savage
Levi Savage is one of the more famous handcart pioneers. Levi spoke up against James Willie in the Willie and Martin handcart disaster but went anyway. Levi stated, “Brethren and sisters, what I have said I know to be true; but, seeing you are to go forward, I will go with you, will help you all I can, will work with you, will rest with you, will suffer with you, and, if necessary, I will die with you. May God in his mercy bless and preserve us. Amen.”
Levi Savage had first told the saints that it was not a good idea to leave late in the season, for this, he received a rebuke from Franklin D. Richards as the apostles camped one night with the poor saints and past them in their carriages on the way to Utah. Richards told the saints, “though it might storm on the right hand and on the left, yet the storms should not reach them. The Lord would keep the way open before them, and they should reach Zion in safety.” – Page 210 - https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=CUIzAQAAMAAJ&rdid=book-CUIzAQAAMAAJ&rdot=1
Of course, the Mormon church would have you believe that Levi was a smart guy who was faithful. Levi is the star of the movie 17 Miracles. The details of Levi’s later life are more interesting as he marries one of the women on the trail with him and then marries her daughters who were 4 and 6 years old on the journey after being their step-father. Does it get any creepier? Yes it does, The story goes that Adelaide climbed out the back of the wagon as they headed up the Black Ridge and started back to Toquerville. It seems she had taken a fancy to the bishop’s son, Tom Willis, who was a wild “hairum-scarum.” Mary Ann sat quietly in the wagon and didn’t say anything. We will never know how it might have worked out because Adelaide met Bishop Bringhurst traveling northward in his blacktop buggy. He persuaded Adelaide to get in and he took her back to Levi and Ann’s wagon. – (I cannot find the link where I originally found this and this is from old notes)
https://www.reddit.com/exmormon/comments/2sqqnf/mormon_hero_of_17_miracles_movie_married_both_his/
Seminary Question: Didn’t Levi Savage speak up against leaving so late in the season with the Willie handcart company? Didn’t Levi end up marrying a women in the company after their arrival and then her 4 and 6 year old daughters which were his step daughters for over 10 years when they were teenagers?
The Willie and Martin Handcart Companies from Disaster to Cover Up to Faith Promoting Stories
The thirteenth epistle stated this about the handcarts, “Let all things be done in order, and let all the saints who can, gather up for Zion and come while the way is open before them; let the poor also come, whether they receive aid or not from the Fund; let them come on foot, with hand carts or wheel barrows, let them gird up their loins and walk through, and nothing shall hinder or stay them…If any apostatize in consequence of this regulation, so much the better, for it is far better that such deny the faith before they start than to do so, for a more trifling cause, after they get here; and if they have not faith enough to undertake this job, and accomplish it too, they have not faith sufficient to endure, with the saints in Zion, the celestial law which leads to exaltation and eternal lives. If this project is once fairly tested, and proves as successful as we have no doubt it will, the main expense of the immigration will be avoided, consequently thousands more than heretofore can receive assistance.”
https://history.lds.org/overlandtravel/sources/8202/thirteenth-general-epistle-deseret-news-weekly-31-oct-1855-268-69
What happened next is a well know disaster. The Willie and Martin handcart companies had mass casualties. In addition many limbs were lost to frostbite.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_handcart_pioneers#Disaster_and_rescue
Of course this didn’t stop the church from publishing how these handcart disasters were a raging success.
Deseret News November 12, 1856 on page 285
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/desnews1/id/5789/rec/1
“After all the hardships of the journey, mainly consequent upon so late a start, the mortality has been far less in br. Willie’s company, than in many wagon companies that have started seasonably and with the usual conveniences for the trip. The eminent feasibility of the hand-cart movement had been previously demonstrated; its healthfulness is now proven by the experience of this company, late though they were and in storms, cold and snow. And that movement, from the first until now, has evidenced the wisdom and truthfulness of the plans, counselings and promises of the First Presidency upon that point, so far as they were complied with. And wherein they have not been fully carried out, the mistakes and oversights have been thus far overruled for the salvation of Israel, and always will be, so long as the Lord’s covenant people strive to ‘live their religion’.
Deseret News December 3, 1856 on page 309
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/desnews1/id/5977/rec/1
“We were highly gratified with the appearance of the men, women and children who had encountered cold, snow and storms; with the thankful and joyous spirit they manifested; with the cheerfulness of those who had left the comforts and labors of home to encounter hardships for the timely deliverance of their brethren and sisters; and with the promptness of Bishop Hunter, his Counselors and the city Bishops in forthwith furnishing them comfortable quarters and food, in which the citizens most cheerfully and liberally sustained their Bishops.”
“During Brigham Young’s lifetime, no faithful Latter-day Saints ever wrote about the handcart disasters, leaving the story to be told by dissenters and apostates. As Lyndia Carter observed, ‘a shroud of silence came down for many years and the vent was never discussed’ because ‘these handcart company deaths made the church look bad [and] they made Brigham Young look bad.” – Page 114 - : https://user.xmission.com/~research/central/handcart.pdf
So what was once so bad that it was never discussed have become faith promoting stories in the lesson manual with questions like, “What did Elizabeth say her suffering for the gospel’s sake would do for her?” as she lost her husband to the elements and was left in the cold with her three children.
Seminary Questions: Why were the Willie and Martin handcart arrivals touted as a success upon their arrival in Utah? Why was the disaster never spoken of?
Francis and Betsy Webster Story
The church “Story”
Years later, as Brother Webster sat in a Sunday School class, he listened to some Church members criticize Church leaders for the handcart tragedy. Unable to constrain himself, he arose and testified of the blessings of being in the Martin handcart company.
“I ask you to stop this criticism for you are discussing a matter you know nothing about. Cold historical facts mean nothing here for they give no proper interpretation of the questions involved. Mistake to send the handcart company out so late in the season? Yes. But I was in that company and my wife was in it. … We suffered beyond anything you can imagine and many died of exposure and starvation. But did you ever hear a survivor of that company utter a word of criticism?
The church story originates from a talk given by David O. McKay on October 2, 1847 and can be found in the January 1948 Relief Society magazine on page 8. (https://ia800502.us.archive.org/26/items/reliefsocietymag1948reli/reliefsocietymag1948reli.pdf) There were a lot of people who uttered words of criticism. Multiple captains of the group left the church. One of the captains of the Martin handcart company was named John Ahmanson. Let us read his story.
John Ahmanson traveled with a Mormon handcart train to Salt Lake City in 1856. An early winter forced the travelers to store their luggage in an old cabin in Nebraska Territory so they could walk on unencumbered. Ahmanson had to sue Brigham Young to recover his belongings Ahmanson had planned to go with a wagon train, but Franklin D. Richards had asked him to accompany the poor Danes with the handcart train… John Ahmanson wrote that here many who knew the climatic conditions of the country thought they should stay and winter in Florence, but the prophet Heber C. Kimball's oldest son, William, then rode into camp and gave a speech wherein he sharply criticized those people of little faith and promised to shove all the snow that they would see on the trip to Salt Lake valley in his mouth. Captain Willie then said he would continue the trip until he received orders from Brigham Young to halt….During the winter John Ahmanson became bitterly dissatisfied with Mormonism and determined to leave as soon as possible. At first he planned early in the spring to leave for California with some Danes; but on account of "terrible threats,'' he changed his mind and decided to travel back to the eastern states in company with a larger group…The agent admitted that he knew the goods belonged to Ahmanson, but he had orders from Brigham Young to let no goods be taken by persons returning to the States…On November 2, 1861, the jury found for John Ahmanson and awarded him $1,297.50… four years and seven months after the start of the court fight… the defendant Young pay plaintiff in cash one thousand dollars and discharge judgment and costs.”
https://history.nebraska.gov/sites/history.nebraska.gov/files/doc/publications/NH1983Ahmanson.pdf
Lesson Question: What principle can we learn from Francis Webster’s testimony?
Lesson Answer: The church will openly misrepresent just about anything if it is faith promoting.
Seminary Questions: Didn’t many people including captains of the handcart companies leave the church over the incident? Didn’t John Ahmanson have to sue to get his stuff back after leaving the church? Wasn’t John Ahmanson in fear of his and his family’s life when leaving? Didn’t Brigham Young tell his organization not to give belongings back to people if they were leaving the territory? Weren’t people criticized for not believing and being faithful enough when they told their leaders that the travel by handcart was too dangerous? Didn’t Brigham Young lose a lawsuit to one of the handcart captains who sued to get compensated for his belongings?
What can be learned from this story?
· Don’t let leader’s bully you into not being faithful if you disobey them, they won’t eat the snow but you will be punished for taking the wrong path
· Don’t be afraid to say no to a calling, Ahmanson was not blessed for going by handcart instead of by wagon with his family
· The church will take advantage of you when you are a member and when you try and leave
· A lawsuit with the church will be drawn out but can be won
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2018.09.08 21:12 MostlyReadRarelyPost An Offer You Can't Refuse (Steelshod 382)

Hey there!
I don’t post these daily anymore, so just in case you’re a newcomer and you’ve never seen a Steelshod post before… STOP!
Please don’t start reading here. I always assumed that the fact that there are literally hundreds of posts preceding this one would deter people, but it doesn’t seem to work all the time.
So let me be clear: This probably won’t make much sense without context. This is the 382nd chapter in a series that has become pretty huge in scope. I’d strongly recommend that you go ahead and start at the beginning and then work your way through. Some folks feel like it starts a little slow, but it gets very epic by chapter 15 or so.
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy yourself, and I’ll see you back here in good time. If not, no big deal. But I think if you start here, you’re going to be very, very lost.
Table of Contents – includes earlier installments, maps, character sheets, our discord server, and other documents.
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World map
Here is basic roster showing who’s where, and who is a PC: Steelshod Roster!
Note for Binge-Readers: This is live-updated to reflect the current state of the game! Hopefully if you’re binging you can keep better track of who’s going where, because you just recently read about them going there.
Fort Taraam
Great hosts are still encamped in and around Fort Taraam
Prince James retains his army of several thousand
Including a good number of Highlanders and Cardishmen, several hundred mercenaries from the byways of the Midlands, and a small cadre of elite Knights Serpentes… both members of the Falcon Knights and Sister Eliana’s Silver Guard.
The Taraamite forces are reinforced by a thousand men from Karim and Betany as well as several score of Steelshod and Bold Brothers.
Now, however, hostilities between these two sides has ceased.
Yorrin has come on the scene, bearing news of Unferth’s doings in Frygia
He has enacted a policy of rampant capitulation, giving Farrowell over to Lord Invers on the western border of Kirkworth
Aleksandr seems to support his position, and the two of them confer with their other commanders—Chaya, Lefty, Sir Gerald, Varley, etc.—as to how they want to proceed.
Yorrin seems to be firmly of the belief that the Midlands, and even the world itself, will weather this storm together or fall to it divided.
He wants Kirkworth and the other Middish kingdoms to support a unified army, giving over a portion of their military and reserving the remainder to secure their own lands against sneak attacks by Unferth’s minions.
He wants them to bring the news to the Council of Nahash, rousing as many Serpentes as they can, and then proceed on to Cassala to meet with Khashar and bring him into the fold as well.
The first step in all of this, of course, will be convincing Kirkworth to go along with it.
Yorrin and Aleksandr reach out to Eliana, and ask if she will accompany them on a trip into Kirkworth to speak with King James directly
She agrees.
Before they go, they have words with Lefty one last time
They discuss the possibility of giving Kirkworth what they want… the Fort itself
Lefty is initially adamantly opposed
But they suggest another possibility
Aleksandr reminds Lefty of one offer he made Prince James, that was rebuffed
The offer to build James a new fort, at the Underpass itself.
Aleksandr wonders if he perhaps had things flipped.
After all, Steelshod has the means to build considerable fortifications
With concrete, steel, and the goblin shamans ability to work stone, they could probably turn the mouth of the Underpass into a formidable keep in a relatively short amount of time
A fort directly in the mountainside, a gate across the Underpass itself
Goblins and Taraamites working together to hold a grand fortress.
New Taraam
If it works, such a fortification would render Taraam essentially irrelevant
A half day off the main road as it is
Historically, its distance from the Underpass has been a benefit: it kept the goblins from threatening Taraam directly
But now that they have achieved peace, it’s just sort of… out of the way.
If they granted it to Kirkworth, and then built a superior fortification and continued supporting the local wilderfolk that live outside the borders of the nearby kingdoms, they would effectively remain Taraam
Kirkworth would possess an outdated fort… one with a lot of history, yes, but little practical value.
Lefty isn’t crazy about it, but he realizes his objections are primarily about the cultural artifacts of Taraam, and not the practicalities of the situation
He agrees to speak with the men.
If Aleksandr and Yorrin find it necessary, Lefty thinks their proposal will probably be alright.
During the day of rest, Bear realizes something everyone else has failed to notice
Steelshod’s turned out of Karim in full strength
And fled Stanmouth in force
And yet neither force, nor any other, includes his old gambling buddy, Robin.
Soon enough they realize what’s happened:
Some time ago, Yorrin sent Robin and the anchorite-turned-steward Quinn Slattery away from Stanmouth
He tasked them with returning to Karim, since all three of Steelshod’s best stewards (Jasper, Ginevra, and Quinn) were all in the field
And yet, Gerald confirms, they never arrived.
Bear seems legitimately disturbed by this fact
He’s kind of the only one though
Quinn is a quiet man, not very social
Robin is, well, Robin
The idea that Robin may have robbed Quinn and deserted definitely crosses Yorrin’s mind, at least.
Regardless, they can’t really go searching for two men in the midst of all that’s going on.
Soon enough, a delegation forms up.
The Kirkish army is withdrawing, but Prince James agrees to take Lord Culcaster and a hundred knights and ride ahead with Aleksandr and Eliana to meet with his father as quickly as possible.
At Yorrin’s request, the Cardish troops do not withdraw, and they send Sir Ferdy Blanford to accompany Aleksandr and Yorrin and meet with King James
Sister Eliana takes the entirety of the Serpentes forces
Aleksandr brings along essentially all of Steelshod, along with Cyril (still following Yorrin, although Yorrin has not had much need of his vicious tactics), and Chaya Cohen.
They ride out of Taraam, leaving the main Kirkish army trailing behind, and head for Kirkworth
On the way, they quickly cross paths with a huge column that surprises everyone but Aleksandr and his people
Bayard Proskoviya and his seven hundred refugees, that Aleksandr left on the road, are slowly but surely making their way
Aleksandr tells them to carry on through the Underpass and into Karim
Anatoly offers to accompany them and help them get settled
The former lord’s heir Sir Avram Wrigley and his right hand man, Sir Reuben Stafford, also agree to break off and head back to Karim to help settle this large influx of people
And make sure the armies gathering for Taraam’s defense are briefed on what’s going on.
Ginevra decides to accompany them, to help with the logistical needs that will be growing in Karim.
Everyone else continues on across the border into Kirkworth
It’s a few days of riding before they reach the crossroads where King James is encamped with several thousand Kirkish troops.
With Prince James and the Serpentes present, Steelshod is not stopped or given any trouble
They are let into the camp and given a space for their men to rest
In short order, a meeting is arranged.
On the Kirkish side, it is to consist of King James, Prince James, Lord Culcaster, Lord Prendergast (the Kirkish lord in command of supplying the army, and a long-time friendly acquaintance of Steelshod), Sister Eliana, and Sir Ferdy.
Aleksandr brings Yorrin, Lady Chaya, Varley, and Cyril.
They meet in the king’s pavilion, a lavishly comfortable room that’s practically a great hall in itself.
First things first
King James is informed of the outcome of the parley several days prior
Of the duels that the Serpentes fought on Kirkworth’s behalf, and the reason why the Prince’s army is currently on its way back to Kirkworth.
Prince James keeps cutting in, trying to justify his failures and divert blame for the ultimate outcome on the unreliable Serpentes
He stresses that his father has not agreed to withdraw the way he was tricked into doing, and he tells his father that he should mobilize his camp and seize Taraam at once.
Aleksandr studies the king of Kirkworth during these exchanges.
King James is not a noble and selfless ruler.
He is greedy and opportunistic
Immoral, or at least amoral
Hungry for land and power and distinction
But he is also shrewd in a way that his son clearly isn’t
He has done well for himself, and has utilized this recent Serpentes support to the fullest
Now, it’s clearly not lost on him that Sister Eliana is annoyed at the outcome at Taraam
Annoyed, specifically, at Prince James
And at least somewhat sympathetic to whatever cause has brought Steelshod to this meeting.
The King tells his son to hold his tongue.
Prince James falls silent, clearly upset and embarrassed at being put in his place so abruptly
The King asks Aleksandr to explain what, exactly, has caused him to come here for this parley.
He’s heard reports from Lord Invers to the west, that the Black Wizard ceded Farrowell without a fight and spoke of some monstrous threat, some impending doom
Are they serious?
Aleksandr says that they are deathly serious.
Eliana can back up some of what they’ve learned—she has independently heard some reports from Salerno as well, and confirms that Father Khashar has dispatched a small delegation to investigate Frygia
But Aleksandr and Yorrin have a great deal of personal experience with Unferth
And Cyril, who they have brought along, has more still
Unferth desires no less than the ruin of civilization
And he has uncovered sufficient dark magics that he might be able to achieve his ends.
He cannot be reasoned or negotiated with
And his Chimeras, it seems, can reach virtually anywhere.
Between Eliana’s grudging corroborations and some independent reports James has already had—such as stories of Lord Wigglesworth hunting monsters in northern Caedia—he broadly accepts Aleksandr and Yorrin’s story.
Prince James gets irate, begins arguing with his father
So the King tells him to get the hell out of the pavilion and let the adults talk.
The Prince storms out in a huff
King James proceeds to explain: even if he accepts their story, he doesn’t see how Kirkworth fits into this.
Problems in Frygia are not his concern.
Aleksandr stresses that these problems are everyone’s concern.
King James wants to secure his borders against Steelshod expansionism?
How does he intend to protect himself from the expansion of a howling army of monstrous chimeras?
Aleksandr has faced Unferth’s creations before. They are no small thing. An army of them will not sit idle in Frygia
Whether it crosses the sea or carves a swathe through Al Hassad, sooner or later they will come to the Midlands
Humanity must face this threat together.
James says that this is all well and good as rhetoric, but do they really expect him to send away his armies?
Not at all, Yorrin cuts in.
If anything, they want him to keep much of his armies here, patrolling Kirkish borders and safeguarding the Kirkish people.
Chimera outbreaks may come anywhere, and if left unchecked for long enough could turn an entire friendly population into an army for Unferth
At most, they would want perhaps half of his host to join what they hope will be a coalition force from every corner of the Midlands.
Beyond that, all they would want is unfettered passage through Kirkworth for the other armies they hope will be coming
From Caedia, from Victoria, even from Rusk or Kriegany or Svarden.
King James does not look especially agreeable.
He rankles at Kirkworth once again, as ever, being relegated to little more than a highway to the other nations
Important only because of the roads that pass through it.
And why should Kirkish knights die for Steelshod’s cause, fighting Steelshod’s enemies?
What’s in it for Kirkworth? Or, unspoken, what’s in it for King James specifically?
Yorrin and Aleksandr exchange a look
And they present their offer to the King.
First of all, Farrowell.
They will make it official.
Steelshod doesn’t own Farrowell, but they’ve been appointed caretakers for some 99 years. They will pass this honor to Kirkworth. They agreed to some concessions, special commitments to Caedia and to the Wncar.
King James scoffs a little at honoring a treaty with the Wncar, but Aleksandr bluntly tells him that angering the growing nation that literally surrounds Farrowell is probably a bad idea.
Regardless, they will pass their stewardship to James entirely, free and clear, written down in an official contract.
Second, Yorrin says, he will grant his alchemical weapons to Kirkworth for the battle.
He will also train in alchemy any men or women King James sends to him.
He will grant them the weapons that they so craved… the bottled fire and fury that won their war with Cardenbury.
And more besides… healing tonics, instant concrete, bottled breath, and more.
Yorrin doesn’t say that he fully intends to make the same offer to Cardenbury, of course.
The time for hoarding most alchemicals is over. They’ll need every weapon they can muster to defeat Unferth.
He only intends to hold back the few recipes that he and Hubert deem to be too dangerous, such as the corrosive gas that won them Lemoncross.
Third, Aleksandr steps in and confirms that they will convince the men of Taraam to cede the fort to Kirkworth
He asks for a year or two to facilitate the transfer of power, but when it is done they will withdraw to the Underpass.
Allowing Kirkworth to bottleneck them there, if it were to come to war between them again in the future.
King James is practically salivating at this point.
But they go further: they will lend their architects and laborers to Kirkworth to expand their roads and fortifications, giving them some of the same benefits that Karim and the Underpass and Salton Cross have enjoyed.
Aleksandr will teach any smiths that come to Karim the secrets of steelmaking, in due time, though some of these promises may have to wait until after the business with Unferth is settled.
And what is expected of Kirkworth, in exchange for all of these promises?
A commitment to the cause.
Half Kirkworth’s military might mustered to join a them at a location Aleksandr designates
The other half dedicated to safeguarding every corner of Kirkworth, and ensuring the roads stay clear and free for the other nations to use.
All of this for as long as it takes to defeat Unferth… be that a year or five. They can of course retire from campaigning as needed to work their farmlands and keep the country going, but they must rally again when called.
James listens intently
He begins to pick at their requests
Clearly initiating a negotiation, angling to see what extra concessions he can get
Aleksandr interrupts him
“With respect, your majesty, this is not that sort of negotiation.”
He explains that they are not starting with a big ask and expecting to work their way down to what they really want
Nor are they offering something small, expecting to offer more to seal the deal.
This is the deal.
They will honor everything they have offered, if James fulfills his end.
No more, no less.
This matter is too big, too important, for grandstanding or gamesmanship.
If James declines, they will walk away.
They will take no aggressive actions towards him… but they will make similar offers to all of his neighbors.
Steelshod won’t need to conquer Kirkworth.
Kirkworth will be whittled into nothing by the other Middish kingdoms
Bypassed by new Steelshod-built roads through their northern or southern neighbors
Kirkworth will languish, forgotten, by the other powers that will rise to this occasion and ally with Steelshod and Torathia against this threat.
James rankles at this
Do they think he’ll take such treatment lying down?
No, Aleksandr doesn’t think so.
But if Kirkworth aggresses on Steelshod… well, they don’t have time to deal with such petty nonsense right now
They will need to end such hostility with the speed and efficiency for which the Black Wizard is known.
By any means necessary.
King James grows a little pale at that
He glances at Sister Eliana
And it’s instantly clear, before she even speaks, that Kirkworth has lost the shield of the Serpentes.
This new threat is more important, and besides, Aleksandr has assuaged much of Eliana’s concerns as they pertained to Steelshod/Khashar relations.
So.
King James is given a rather straightforward choice.
Just when I thought I had, in the Kirkish nobility, foes that were sufficiently greedy and egotistical that Steelshod wouldn’t be able to overcome them via diplomacy…
When I figured I had an enemy that was too obnoxious for Aleksandr and Yorrin to agree to give him what he wanted…
We get the radical new diplomatic strategy of capitulation and appeasement.
But backed, as always, by deadly force.
This is probably the most generous diplomatic Carrot Steelshod has ever offered
But even so, their Stick is still on hand if needed.
What the hell is King James supposed to do?
He's self-serving and greedy, not suicidal. Maybe he'll see an opportunity for shenanigans down the road, but the choice, for now at least, is clear.
He agrees to the terms.
He asks that Lord Culcaster meet with a representative of Steelshod after they adjourn
They can hammer out the treaty into a formal written contract, with all the nuances and details it will require
Yorrin immediately suggests that Cyril represent Steelshod
King James tells Lord Prendergast to fetch that new scribe he’s hired, as the man does excellent work. He can write up the final draft after Cyril and Culcaster agree on terms.
Hearing this, Yorrin smirks.
A new scribe, huh?
Placed with the head of Kirkish logistics?
And Yorrin hasn’t forgotten that someone got bandits to waylay a mercenary payroll being transported from this camp to the Prince’s.
He immediately suspects that he now knows where Robin and Quinn disappeared to.
King James is about ready to adjourn when Aleksandr approaches him
Aleksandr asks if King James has any idea of who he will send in command of Kirkworth’s armies in the field.
The King admits he isn’t sure… he isn’t keen on heading out on such a venture himself, and leaving Kirkworth without a king for an extended period
But neither is he necessarily fond of the idea of letting his son lead a campaign in far-flung lands
King James is no fool, and he’s well aware of his son’s weaknesses
“His mother always spoiled him,” James complains.
Aleksandr suggests that he thinks Prince James could do with some proper seasoning
The coming war will be dangerous and bloody, no doubt…
But it is in such crucibles that men of quality are often forged.
Aleksandr recommends that Prince James lead the Kirkish armies in the field, under Aleksandr’s leadership
He suspects that the young Prince will learn a great deal, and perhaps come out the better for it.
King James considers this suggestion
He studies Aleksandr, as if only now he has truly noticed him
Finally, he speaks.
“If I do this, I want a personal vow from you,” King James says
“Oh?” Aleksandr waits for the details of the vow before committing.
“I want your word that you will do everything you can to keep him alive,” James says. “I know that war is unpredictable. No one can be totally protected from harm or death. But… I would ask you to never sacrifice him as a general might be forced to do with the men beneath him. I would ask that you be willing to risk your life, and the lives of your men, for his.”
King James stares deep into Aleksandr’s eyes. “I would ask that you vow to treat him as you would your own son,” he finally says.
Aleksandr is quiet for a time, considering the request.
“Not only his mother, I think,” he murmurs.
James winces, immediately understanding the rebuke.
“Fair enough,” the King says. “But… he is my heir, Kerensky. Not just that. My only son.”
Aleksandr nods. “Da,” he says. “I have no son, and I cannot promise you what you ask. But I vow that I will treat him as I would a member of Steelshod. If you know anything of me, you will know I could promise no more than that.”
James considers this for a while, then finally nods.
“Very well,” he says. “I’ll speak with him. He will command my host in the field.”
Meanwhile, Cyril meets with Lord Culcaster to hammer out the details of the contract.
He conferred with Yorrin briefly, to confirm whether or not Yorrin wants to slip in any advantageous loopholes for Steelshod, or just forge an ironclad agreement that allows no bullshit from the Kirkies.
Yorrin opts for the latter.
Works for Cyril, and easier overall
And, surprising Yorrin not at all, Prendergast’s new scribe is indeed none other than Quinn Slattery.
Moreover, Quinn the Scribe’s bodyguard and negotiating partner is Robin.
While Quinn listens to Culcaster and Cyril hash out the treaty, Robin makes surreptitious contact with Yorrin and Prudence
Yorrin tells him to keep his head down and not reveal their connection so as not to ruffle any feathers.
He simply tells Robin to resign his post with Prendergast and “get hired” by Steelshod.
In truth, Robin’s never been 100% sure that Prendergast was even fooled.
The lord has a good history with Aleksandr and Yorrin, and he’s savvy enough
And he was the one that pegged Felix and Zelde as likely agents and sent them to Brinkley.
Regardless, Prendergast accepts the resignation without issue.
Meanwhile, Cyril works Culcaster over.
He’s got a tier he’s never had a chance to use properly, I think it’s called Razor Tongue
He can gain a sizable benefit to a negotiation scene, but at a cost
After the scene, the person he negotiated against his disposed against him and gains a sizable benefit to checks against him.
Essentially, he manipulates someone, gets them over a barrel… but not subtly.
Cyril takes Culcaster down a road of logic, and by the end the Kirkish lord can’t help but agree with Cyril’s conclusions
But he doesn’t like them
And he’ll remember the way Cyril manipulated him.
Not that Cyril gives two fucks what some backwater lord in the ride-through kingdom of Kirkworth thinks, of course.
Why would a son of the Isle of Lorraine really care about Kirkworth of all places?
In the end, they have a signed compact that affirms the concessions each side has made
And allows no room for Kirkworth to apply any sort of loose interpretations of their commitments, or slither out of holding up their end of the bargain.
Kirkworth is settled.
The plan is for the coalition armies to begin gathering in southern Torathia, hopefully in the Torathi kingdom of Scaura along the Cassaline border
Aleksandr lets King and Prince James sort out their armies in their own time, with the understanding their army will rendezvous in Scaura within the next few months.
Meanwhile, Steelshod has more work to do
Their plan is to head back to Karim, notifying their holdings of the new war brewing
Then make their way through Torathia, spreading word through the various cities until they reach Nahash
Aleksandr wants to present the news to the Council
Further, he wants to see Alaina again
Aleksandr is acutely aware that if he goes to war against Unferth and an army of chimeras, he may not return.
And he doesn’t want to go without saying a proper goodbye to his wife.
From Nahash, they plan to charter a ship down the Tyre and reach Cassala in short order
Whereupon, hopefully, they can meet with Father Darius Khashar
Aleksandr and Yorrin are of the same mind in this
The time has come to set aside their differences
Aleksandr believes they will have to… for the good of the Midlands, the Faith, and even the world itself.
Hopefully, Khashar will feel the same way.
And… that catches us up again.
I know some of you have wondered where I’ve been. I’m still around. Been sick, but around. Due to sickness and work schedules, the guys and I have not had a chance to meet for much Steelshod this month, and we likely won’t for another week or two. So this is all I’ve got so far, and the next greentext likely won’t come for a bit.
When it comes, we have discussed where it will focus… we’re thinking we will take a little break from Yorrin and Aleksandr for a bit and explore one of the many other threads we now have dangling out there. But again, not sure exactly when that will be kicked off… likely not until a bit later in September.
All that said, prose continues on schedule. Additionally, I have a few ideas of other projects to roll out in the next few weeks if we don’t manage to generate any more Steelshod for a while. So, as always, stay tuned. I’m glad you guys are all with me on this journey.
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2018.08.14 19:35 ohamid345 Is What Happened with Banu Qurayza Actually a Problem?

Introduction
The events which transpired with the tribe of Banu Qurayza are always thrown in the faces of Muslims as though this were some sort of problem when its not even remotely an issue. The criticism presupposes a moral criteria on which Islam is judged, this is itself nonsensical and can easily be rejected. That said, in this entry, I will share some sources to explain what happened and demonstrate the hypocrisy and idiotic reasoning of those who attack Islam for this.
The sections of this article are as follows:
  1. General Breakdown
  2. The Ruling of Sa’d ibn Mu’adh and Jewish Law
  3. Can This Event Be Used to Justify Killing Non-Combatants?
  4. Anti-Muslim/Islam Apologetics
Discussion
General Breakdown
The following is from Abu Amina Elias:
Question:
Did Prophet Muhammad commit genocide (extermination of an entire race) against the Jews of Medina and the tribe Banu Qurayza?
Answer:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Prophet was in conflict with some specific Jewish tribes in Medina due to their aiding the Meccan aristocracy in a war of extermination against the Muslim community. After the battle, the Prophet chose Sa’d ibn Mu’adh to pass judgment upon the fighting men, which Sa’d did according to the law of the Torah.
Ibn Umar reported:
أَنَّ يَهُودَ بَنِي النَّضِيرِ وَقُرَيْظَةَ حَارَبُوا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَأَجْلَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَنِي النَّضِيرِ وَأَقَرَّ قُرَيْظَةَ وَمَنَّ عَلَيْهِمْ حَتَّى حَارَبَتْ قُرَيْظَةُ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ
The Jews of Banu Nadeer and Banu Quraiza waged war against the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, so he expelled Banu Nadeer but he allowed Banu Quraiza to stay and he granted them favor until they also waged war after that.
Source: Sahih Muslim 1766, Grade: Sahih
The aggression of the Banu Quraiza tribe was the reason the Muslims attacked them, not simply because they were Jewish. This is clear in another tradition in which the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, told his companion:
خُذْ عَلَيْكَ سِلاَحَكَ فَإِنِّي أَخْشَى عَلَيْكَ قُرَيْظَةَ
Take your weapons, for I fear the tribe of Quraiza.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2236, Grade: Sahih
The Prophet told his companion to carry his weapons, not to commit aggression against Quraiza, but rather to defend himself against them.
This fact is confirmed by Dr. Marco Schöller:
The Muslim attack and siege of the Qurayẓa was a response to their open, probably active support of the Meccan pagans and their allies during the battle (of the trench).
Source: Schöller, Marco. “Qurayẓa (Banū al-).” Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān.
The judgment against them upon their defeat was that the fighting men who participated in the battle were killed and the women and children were taken into the custody of the Muslims.
Sa’d ibn Mu’adh passed judgment saying:
قَالَ تَقْتُلُ مُقَاتِلَتَهُمْ وَتَسْبِي ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ
Their combatants will be killed and their progeny taken as captives.
Source: Sahih Muslim, 1768 Grade: Sahih
Sa’d judged only that “their fighting men” (muqatilatahum) should be executed as an act of self-defense for the Muslim community. The women and children were taken into custody due to the fact that they would have no one to care for them; to abandon them would have itself been a death sentence. This ruling was based upon the Torah, the Jewish holy book, which reads:
וְאִם לֹ֤א תַשְׁלִים֙ עִמָּ֔ךְ וְעָשְׂתָ֥ה עִמְּךָ֖ מִלְחָמָ֑ה וְצַרְתָּ֖ עָלֶֽיהָ וּנְתָנָ֛הּ יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ וְהִכִּיתָ֥ אֶת כָּל זְכוּרָ֖הּ לְפִי חָֽרֶב רַ֣ק הַ֠נָּשִׁים וְהַטַּ֨ף וְהַבְּהֵמָ֜ה וְכֹל֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִהְיֶ֥ה בָעִ֛יר כָּל־ שְׁלָלָ֖הּ תָּבֹ֣ז לָ֑ךְ וְאָֽכַלְתָּ֙ אֶת שְׁלַ֣ל אֹיְבֶ֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר נָתַ֛ן יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ לָֽךְ
But if the city makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it; and when the Lord your God gives it into your hand you shall put all its males to the sword, but the women and the little ones, the cattle, and everything else in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourselves; and you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the Lord your God has given you.
Source: Deuteronomy 20:12-14
This judgment might seem very harsh and unmerciful, but in the context of ancient Arabia this action was necessary for the Muslim community due to the threat of extermination they faced.
Scholars of history understand that such was the nature of justice in a rough desert environment:
Most scholars of this episode agree that neither party acted outside the bounds of normal relations in 7th century Arabia. The new order brought by Muhammad was viewed by many as a threat to the age-old system of tribal alliances, as it certainly proved to be. For the Banu Qurayza, the end of this system seemed to bring with it many risks. At the same time, the Muslims faced the threat of total extermination, and needed to send a message to all those groups in Medina that might try to betray their society in the future. It is doubtful that either party could have behaved differently under the circumstances.
Source: PBS “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet.”
Furthermore, as only the fighting men were killed, there were several male members of the Banu Quraiza tribe who survived because they did not participate in the battle, either because they were too young or they surrendered before the fighting began.
Ibn Umar reported:
فَقَتَلَ رِجَالَهُمْ وَقَسَمَ نِسَاءَهُمْ وَأَوْلَادَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُمْ بَيْنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ إِلَّا أَنَّ بَعْضَهُمْ لَحِقُوا بِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَآمَنَهُمْ وَأَسْلَمُوا
Thus, the Prophet killed their fighting men and he distributed their women, children, and property among the Muslims except for some of them who had joined the Messenger of Allah and so he granted them protection and they embraced Islam.
Many of the male descendants of Quraiza lived, some of them embracing Islam, which is proof that the Prophet did not commit genocide (extermination of an entire race), but rather he only approved the execution of their combatants as an act of self-defense.
This fact is confirmed by Dr. Marco Schöller:
The Islamic tradition knows a number of descendants from the Qurayẓa by name, most famous among them being the traditionist Muḥammad b. Kaʿb al-Quraẓī, who was born a Muslim and died in Medina in 120/738 or some years before. Others include his father Kaʿb ibn Asad ibn Sulaym and his brother Isḥāq, as well as ʿAṭiyya al-Quraẓī, al-Zubayr ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn al-Zabīr, ʿAlī ibn Rifāʿa and the progeny of Abū Malik al-Quraẓī. This suggests that… several male persons of the Qurayẓa did survive the conflict in Medina, probably because of their young age at the time.
Source: Schöller, Marco. “Qurayẓa (Banū al-).” Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān.
In addition, even though the Muslims suffered this bitter conflict with the Jewish tribes of Medina, this did not diminish the Prophet’s teachings of kindness and good character toward Jewish neighbors. In fact, the Prophet died will in the middle of a business contract with a Jew.
Aisha reported:
تُوُفِّيَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَدِرْعُهُ مَرْهُونَةٌ عِنْدَ يَهُودِيٍّ بِثَلَاثِينَ صَاعًا مِنْ شَعِيرٍ
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed away while his armor was mortgaged to a Jew for thirty units of barley.
Source: Sahih Bukhari 2759, Grade: Sahih
This tradition is proof that the Prophet continued to maintain friendly relations with Jews even after the incident with Qurayza and until his death. Likewise, the Prophet’s companions continued this tradition of amicability after him.
Mujahid reported: I was with Abdullah ibn Amr while his servant was skinning a sheep. He said, “O boy, when you finish up, then start with the Jewish neighbor.” A man there exclaimed, “Jewish? May Allah correct you!” He replied:
إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُوصِي بِالْجَارِ حَتَّى خَشِينَا أَوْ رُئِينَا أَنَّهُ سَيُوَرِّثُهُ
I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, recommending that we treat our neighbors well until we thought that he would order us to make them our heirs.
Source: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 128, Grade: Hasan
[Note:
Imam al-Nawawi (d. 1277 CE) writes:
Know that [it] is not permissible to make du'a' for the forgiveness of [such a person], or for anything else that is not [due] to disbelievers. But it is permissible to make du'a' for his guidance, health, well-being, and so on. We relate in the book of Ibn as-Sunni that Anas (RA) said: "The Prophet ﷺ asked for water, and a Jew gave him water to drink. So the Prophet ﷺ said: 'May Allah make you beautiful.' He did not have a grey hair for as long as he lived."1
1 Ibn as-Sunni (290)
Kitab al-Adhkar (The Book of Remembrances) Turath Publishing p. 454
This report as well demonstrates that the Prophet ﷺ harbored no hatred towards Jews and in fact he prayed for the health and well-being of a Jewish person. Imam al-Nawawi derived a ruling from this Hadith that it is permissible for Muslims to pray for the guidance, health, well-being, etc of non-Muslims.]
In conclusion, the Prophet did not commit genocide against the Jews of Medina, nor did he intend for bad relations between Jews and Muslims in general. The conflict with the Banu Qurayza tribe was only due to the specific aggression suffered by the Muslims and not merely because they were Jews. The Prophet continued to maintain friendly relations with Jews even after this bitter conflict and this tradition was continued by his companions.
Source: Did Prophet Muhammad plan genocide against Jews?
The Ruling of Sa’d ibn Mu’adh and Jewish Law
Very often, people will bring up the fact that Muslims checked to see if there was pubic hair amongst the males of Banu Qurayza. They might cite the following Hadiths.
It was narrated that 'Atiyyah Al-Qurazi said: "On the day that Sa'd passed judgment on Banu Quraizah I was a young boy and they were not sure about me, but they did not find any pubic hair, so they let me live, and here I am among you."
Sunan an-Nasa'i 3430, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Darussalam
It was narrated that 'Abdul-Malik bin `Umair said: “I heard 'Atiyyah Al-Quradhi say: 'We were presented to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) on the Day of Quraidhah. Those whose pubic hair had grown were killed, and those whose pubic hair had not yet grown were let go. I was one of those whose pubic hair had not yet grown, so I was let go.”
Sunan Ibn Majah 2541, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Darussalam
These Hadiths are actually excellent proof that Jewish Law was being followed in at least some form. Note the following passage in Tractate Yebamot:
The following is obvious: If a person younger than twenty years of age developed two pubic hairs, he becomes a man retroactively
Tractate Yebamot Edited by Heinrich W. Guggenheimer p. 447
The Gemara states:
A boy, if he has grown two pubic hairs, is under an obligation to perform all the commandments enumerate in the Torah.
Source: Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Niddah: Niddah 52a also see Mishnah in Pirkei Avos 5:21 (reference below).
Growing pubic hair was evidence that a male was a man as it shows that he was 13 years old. This is understood from a footnote to the following statement:
R. Gamaliel was about to examine him to discover whether or not he had reached his majority19
19 Lit., 'produced two hairs', as a sign of puberty. On this view, he was thirteen years old at the time.
Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Nazir: Nazir 29
Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin of the Chabad website writes:
The Torah Sources
Some explain that, like most other halachic measurements, the fact that the age of maturity is 12 or 13 is simply an oral tradition that G‑d imparted to Moses on Mount Sinai (commonly called Halachah L’Moshe MiSinai).2
Others explain that this is derived from the Torah’s account of the destruction of the city of Shechem by Simeon and Levi in retaliation for the rape of their sister Dinah. The verse “On the third day . . . Jacob’s two sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each man took his sword and confidently attacked the city . . .”3 The term “man” (ish) is used to refer to both brothers, the younger of whom, Levi, was exactly 13 years old at the time.4 This is the youngest age at which someone is referred to as a “man” in the Torah; thus, we derive that the Torah considers a male of 13 years to be a man.5 6
1 According to Jewish law, a child becomes an adult only when they reach the age of bar or bat mitzvah and also show the signs of physical maturity that normally happen at this stage (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 55:9, and Shulchan Aruch ha-Rav 55:12); see Maimonides, Laws of Ishut, ch. 2, as to what these signs are. For matters of rabbinic nature (for example, being called up to the Torah or being chazzan), we consider a 12- or 13-year-old an adult—on the presumption that most boys that age have physically matured (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 55:5, and Shulchan Aruch ha-Rav 55:6). In matters of Torah obligation, however, it’s necessary to ensure that the child has reached puberty.
2 Responsa of Rabbeinu Asher ben Yechiel (Rosh) 16, and Responsa of Maharil 51.
3 Genesis 34:25.
4 See the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Reshimot, no. 21, for a fascinating calculation of how we know that he turned 13 on that exact day. [Note: Here is the article: Chapter 7: Reshimos of Bar Mitzvah, the "Mishnah in Pirkei Avos 5:21" reference is cited from here as well.]
5 See Rashi on Talmud, Nazir 29b, s.v. v’Rabbi Yossi, and Machzor Vitri on Ethics of Our Fathers, end of ch. 5.
6 For more on this, as well as a fascinating life lesson that we learn from this, see Likkutei Sichot, vol. 5, pp. 150–162; see also An Unreasonable Source.
Why Are Bar and Bat Mitzvah at 13 and 12?
This, along with the punishment's consistency with Deuteronomy 20:12-14, demonstrates that Sa’d ibn Mu’adh was following Jewish law in his arbitration and so any objection by Jews would be absurd seeing as how this is their own law being imposed on them by someone Banu Qurayza chose to arbitrate.
Can This Event Be Used to Justify Killing Non-Combatants?
In short, not even remotely. Note the following Hadith from the first Caliph, Abu Bakr as Siddiq (RA):
Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place. Do not slaughter sheep or camels except for food. Do not burn bees and do not scatter them. Do not steal from the booty, and do not be cowardly.
Muwatta of Imam Malik 963
The second Caliph, Umar ibn Al Khattab (RA), reiterated this by decreeing:
Do not steal the spoils, do not be treacherous with the enemy, do not mutilate the dead, do not kill children, and fear Allah regarding the farmers who do not wage war against you.
Sunan Sa’īd ibn Mansūr 2466
The Hanbali Jurist Imam Ibn Qudamah (d. 1223 CE) said of this decree:
We adhere to the saying of Umar. The companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, did not kill farmers when they liberated the lands because they do not fight. In this, they resemble old men and priests.
Umar on War: Fear Allah Regarding Children and Civilian non-combatants
Here we have two of the closest companions of the Prophet ﷺ, and Caliphs, decreeing that Muslim armies are to not kill non-combatants. Both of their decrees were after the passing of the Prophet ﷺ, which demonstrates that this event cannot abrogate Hadith or verses of the Quran (such as Quran 60:8) which do not permit attacking non-combatants.
Anti-Muslim/Islam Apologetics
No matter what, the apologists (Jews, Christians, atheists, etc.) will argue that this is morally wrong and falsifies Islam. This can easily be dismissed as it presupposes objective morals and duties which Islam is subject to, which is itself nonsensical. Whats strange about this situation is that Jewish laws were being followed and Jewish apologists still object. Christians who object as well should understand they believe that Deuteronomy 20:12-14 are inspired by Jesus, whom they believe is a god.
In Matthew 4:4, Christian Jesus appeals to the OT as a source for authority when confronted by Satan, he said:
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
What he is quoting after saying, "It is written", is Deuteronomy 8:3:
3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
He also appeals to the Old Testament in Matthew 4:7 and 4:10 as well.
Here is a very important verse:
16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture includes the Book of Deuteronomy, as well as various other passages such as 1 Samuel 15:2-3, Numbers 31:17-18 (cf. A Detailed Historical Examination Of Numbers 31:18), Deuteronomy 20:16, etc (cf. Biblical Laws, Values and Theology).
Its also strange that criticism comes from atheists of all people who, much like Jews and Christians, consider this to be morally wrong. Atheists have no source for objective morals and duties, so, such criticism is itself baseless. On atheism, the people of Banu Qurayza are necessarily objectively purposeless and meaningless matter who had no choice in absolutely anything in the first place (some atheist philosophers might disagree on the choice aspect). In addition, some scientists maintain that the entire universe will eventually end which means that everything comes to nothing anyways .
Asadullah Ali makes an interesting point regarding an atheist view of reality:
Evil isn't an actual thing, but something human beings label by virtue of a meaningless and purposeless collection of matter that just happens to give them that reaction. Morals are ultimately human constructs without any real content; and what constitutes "meaning and purpose" are arbitrarily decided as well -- making someone's understanding of these terms no less valid or invalid than anyone else's. People will simply die and become non-existent. There will never be any sort of ultimate justice for those who have been killed or harmed unjustly. The whole idea of 'justice' is also a fabrication, so it doesn't really matter anyways. And man wasn't really designed for anything; human beings just do whatever makes them happy and gives them the illusion of a "better life" (yet another arbitrary construct with no actual weight behind it).
Theist Version of Reality vs Atheist Version of Reality
Such sentiments are echoed by atheists themselves.
Atheist philosopher Joel Marks:
It is for this very reason that some religious people insist that “Without God, nothing is prohibited.” No commander, no commands; hence, no God, then no “Thou shalt not” murder, steal, rape, etc. I think this is correct, even though I am not religious or at least not theistic.
Ethics Without Morals: In Defence of Amorality (Routledge) p. 20
Atheist biologist/historian of biology William Provine:
Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear -- and these are basically Darwin's views. There are no gods, no purposes, and no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That's the end of me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, and no free will for humans, either.
Darwinism: Science or Naturalistic Philosophy? Vol. 16, Number 1 (1994)
Hamza Tzortzis makes an important point regarding the end result of such a position:
What is the difference between a human and a snow man? This is a serious question. According to many atheists who adopt a naturalistic worldview, everything that exists is essentially a rearrangement of matter, or at least based on blind, non-conscious physical processes and causes.
If this is true, then does it really matter?
If I were to pick up a hammer and smash a snowman and then I did the same to myself, according to naturalism there would be no real difference. The lumps of snow and the pieces of my skull would just be rearrangements of the same stuff: cold, lifeless matter.
The typical response to this argument includes the following statements: “we have feelings”, “we are alive”, “we feel pain”, “we have an identity” and “we’re human!” According to naturalism these responses are still just rearrangements of matter, or to be more precise, just neuro-chemical happenings in one’s brain. In reality everything we feel, say or do can be reduced to the basic constituents of matter, or at least some type of physical process. Therefore, this sentimentalism is unjustified if one is an atheist, because everything, including feelings, emotions or even the sense of value, is just based on matter and cold physical processes and causes.
Coming back to our original question: what is the difference between a human being and a snowman? The answer according to the atheist perspective is that there is no real difference. Any difference is just an illusion—there is no ultimate value. If everything is based on matter and prior physical causes and processes, then nothing has real value. Unless, of course, one argues that what matters is matter itself. Even if that were true, how could we appreciate the difference between one arrangement of matter and another? Could one argue that the more complex something is, the more value it has? But why would that be of any value? Remember, nothing has been purposefully designed or created, according to atheism. It is all based on cold, random and non-conscious physical processes and causes.
No God, No Value
In short, moral criticism from atheists means nothing and those who do criticize are being inconsistent with what they claim of themselves.
Conclusion
What happened with the tribe of Banu Qurayza is not even remotely an issue. Those who object to what transpired have no logical argument whatsoever. Jews, Christians, and atheists who object demonstrate that they have foundational problems in their worldview. Muslims, on the other hand, should have no problem with what transpired because there is no problem in the first place.
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2018.04.12 02:47 oaflopean Markov Chain Raw Story From Heaven And Hell

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Machinations of Evil and Murmurings of Love
Chapter One
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Knowledge of Good and Evil
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Let your head to join him who fondles and twirl glimmering and you like a gorgeous fun. Love And everlasting peace but many alluring faces pale glow emanated and his eyes. You have big mango tree will slay the mirror of cannibalism rape disease and then and nothing. By this green like all of white worm is within the bastard clocks for now much much of black castle. Your books on heaven’s gate. Kill the hell then I am I? Something still with your soul to join our love as he managed to escape of his sense of his thick-lipped mouth. You are my leathery mass murderers to me to hear your mind. Her perpetual beauty that is going home in my soul did emanate from me scream which twisted street where it open your lover is evidently and the violent sea waves going to me. Your literary pursuit makes her light where they buzz around the bowels of blood grows louder and her coming in the other corpses with small scarlet stain only one was found in posterity. Your love you will forgive To be adorned with maggot-white hands shaking of their short message from a distant forests from afar to capture her captivating birds as in your arms and furthermore to them tearing through it and then I give it gently and chemistry I say a lie. You are just stared at dawn for long for all is the damn thing we meet and the innocent. Will I fall. She opened her heart like it brings. We will guide my crazed actions. My heart for my money. Come back to walk away in throes of his new anthem of starvation. Let love our homes. Poetry is absolute nothingness just seeds of fire Her love flows like a hole within flowing robe of the skies. I am writing this dead but not what you near to hear but this darkness to write metaphysical poetry.
I yearn for me away under foot. He curled contentedly for my presence with their heads with ice. You will never departs. Thanks my ageless sea. His tongue slowly linked their struggle of the ocean satisfying my stinging parched throat down their spirits high but he thought matures and shape first met. What love you for me. I kneel to recruit more bright red blinding pain. Many people on a few. Embrace me deeply within the morning I see piles of cannibalism rape disease of Adrian Tempcroft and slowly float within the end if held high Your kids are all things that pattern my bones of a Poet of the cruel sea To break of the greatness of bloody corpse I kissed her brilliant brain where they know the legendary mountains of blood no idea until eventually with another and screaming and glowing luminously the moon death to play my eyes burnt out my heart You are on the elegant trees. Your love but time to the world is just a cigar and a glowing ethereally they had been given our love in heaven fall in my congealing sticky blood from top to write of his room. Kill the barbaric beasts just let them to scream. Only poetry today; tomorrow I slipped away in the books are a black side by many gaping wounds.
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Let our hearts will always in sorrow Wipe away on his beloved who were smooth-faced creatures Your love away like small rumbling sea The fields of all the hideous object hoping to her lips as something invisible bloodthirsty murderous trade. A voluptuous beauty of times of my faith. A terrific wind has over my heaving chest and smash through the sea. Because you are a small furry animals of Hell. So please take multiple forms. As ‘Poetry Sugar’ into a new home. She comes from their graves. John was a bloody carcasses drip of a beauty like a soft wind always in the clock dealer. A sonnet for Juda now you may ever be trusted just a world for revealing its hideous clock. Your love is our season to write And what great poetry Her words from every one of Stoneface begging for the Father above. Join your love let us at my mouth.
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2018.04.05 03:15 TiggerTheTiger1999 Chapter 11: Terror X Bursts X Forth!

The sun had begun to set on the sleepless city, a dull orange glow shining down upon the skyscrapers as the fleeting warmth of the day began to yield to the chilling winds blowing in from the south. 4 figures, dressed like any other city-goers walked down the busy streets, packed with vendors selling all sorts of products, some of which may have been worth somewhere near what they were being sold for. The auctions were now well underway, the rich getting seated in their large ornate auditoriums, while the less well off took to the street vendors.
“Ah! Lizabeth! What a pleasure it is to see you, senorita!” A fifth figure approached the group, wearing what could be described as anything but subtle. A skin tight tracksuit, emblazoned with searing crimsons and blinding teals. The woman in question, who was midway through blowing a big bubblegum bubble popped it, and glared at this man, honest to goodness rage in her eyes. “Isidoro… I am going to murder you” She said, the corners of her mouth stretching into an unnatural smile as she reached into her coat. However, a tall man besides her interposed himself between them.
“Herr Isidoro… zat outfit… Did you not listen to ze boss?” He asked, exhaling a bit at the embarrassment of being anywhere around him. “Lets just get this over with…” He sighed, making sure to keep the two as far from each other as possible.
The flamboyantly dressed, extremely fit man rolled his eyes and joined with the group, occasionally flexing and winking for the ladies on the side of the road. It wasn’t long before the tightly packed roads yielded to the large Bolderbreaker Square, which while it was sporting many vendors of its own, was much more peaceful and orderly in its tone, as it was home to many of the auditoriums where the true auctions were being held, now locked tightly behind doors guarded by sharply dressed, tall Mafia men.
In the center of the square was a large statue of Mister Bolderbreaker, the huge oil barron of the last century. His massive wealth had allowed him to essentially buy half the city with what was to him, pocket change. The small group stood around the statue, and their mood suddenly changed to a serious one as they began to spread out. Elizabeth spat out her gum, and the others surrounded her, making sure nobody would get in her way. In her ear, a voice spoke through a small receiver. It was the boy who sat behind the computer last night, and the sounds of his typing could still be heard. “Alright Lizzie, its time. Boss and Seig just left the auction. You really need to hurry up though, Emmie and the Doc got caught” He explained, as the tall woman closed her eyes.
“Remember, ice as many of those disgusting rich pigs are you can. Don’t hold back just because those two are in there. They’d be fine dying, you know that” WIth that, the receiver went silent, and the woman clasped her hands together. A wicked smile appeared on her thin lips as her aura began to build up around her, more and more gathering at her hands as she began to slowly spread her hands apart.
Between her palms, a small bubble appeared, surrounded by a thin membrane of aura. She spread her hands out more and more, the bubble expanding larger and larger. Soon it was the size of a basketball, then the size of a beach ball, slowly growing larger and larger as it suspended over her head. The flamboyantly dressed man turned to watch, clapping his hands as he exclaimed. “Beautiful mi amor! Bigger! Bigger!”. She gritted her teeth at that, glaring daggers at him. She didn’t speak though, as she seemed to be using a great deal of effort to make it grow bigger.
Several Mafia men, unable to see the bubble brandished their pistols and began to walk over to investigate the strange group. However, the shorter woman wound up as the approached, as if she was about to pitch a baseball, and chucked from her hand two spiked balls spinning rapidly into each other, zooming right at the head of the closer guard. It contacted his head, and ground it up into a horrifying pulp.
The other man nearly soiled himself at the sight, but quickly aimed his pistol at the woman to avenge his fallen friend. However, before he could pull the trigger, the flamboyantly dressed Isidoro leaped at him with impressive vigor, winding back a punch, pouring a ton of his aura into his arm. His entire arm exploded into flame as he threw his punch, quite literally blowing the man to bits.
“Rapido Rapido!” He yelled back at Elizabeth, who's bubble was now nearly the size of a house. It quaked, nearly falling into itself as it spread more and more, taking up a large portion of the square. Many other Mafioso gathered and began firing at the now clearly hostile group, which did their best to shield the girl in the middle.
“Run! Now!” She yelled, nearly laughing as she gazed proudly and almost lustfully at the massive, empty bubble above her. She lowered her hand, and it began to shake violently, as she collapsed onto her knees. The others scattered, and Isidoro picked her up in his arms, running from the square as mafia bullets rained down at them. “Damnit… I wanted… to see it… pop” she moaned as they rounded the corner.
As soon as the words escaped her lips, the bubble suddenly tore open, and a otherworldly sound tore through the city. All of the air displaced by the completely empty bubble came rushing back inside, the pressure displacement causing a massive attractive force into the epicenter, causing substantial destruction to the blocks surrounding the square as everything was pulled together.
Sirens blare mere moments after the horrifying sound enters your ears. Bolderbreaker square is in ruins! An emergency alert is sent out over all public broadcasting, a terrorist attack has occurred!
Will you go to investigate and help? Will you try and get revenge? The mafia certainly won’t stand for this. And just who are these terrorists?
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2017.09.30 03:54 uyzDamgnaD Tibetan Occultist and Soul Transmigrator, Lobsang Rampa

T. Lobsang Rampa - A New Age STrailblazer

Extracted from Nexus Magazine Volume 13, Number 2 (February - March 2006)
An alleged Tibetan high lama who claimed to have transmigrated into the body of a Devonshire man, Rampa provided through his writings a legacy of secret knowledge that has challenged even his most strident critics.
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In January 1981, two prominent Tibetan identities died in exile. Amala, or "Mother of the Nation", died after a long illness in Dharamsala, India. She had given birth to 16 children—including her most famous son: His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Her two other sons had been recognized as tulkus, or reincarnations of high lamas. She was beloved by the whole Tibetan nation in exile, who mourned her passing.
In an emergency ward of the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Canada, the famous author and mystic known as Tuesday Lobsang Rampa also breathed his last after decades of ill health. His 19 books about Tibet and the occult arts had sold in the millions and his admirers could be found on six continents. Despite his fame, however, there were no accolades or eulogies from the Tibetan community. He died unrecognized and unclaimed by the people of Tibet whom he had tried to help. Lobsang Rampa was an Englishman with a Devonshire accent who insisted that he was a Tibetan high lama.
He claimed that in 1949 he had transmigrated into the willing body of Cyril Hoskin (born c. 1911) to perform his mission in life. Hoskin had already changed his name in 1948 by deed poll to Dr Carl KuanSuo, on the lama’s telepathic suggestion, and this surname was later shortened to Kuan. Rampa’s detailed recollections of Tibet and China, his wealth of knowledge about the occult arts and his disarming sincerity led many readers to believe in his authenticity.
Rampa’s critics claimed that he was a Cornish plumber’s son named Cyril Hoskin, and they were vociferous in their condemnation of the author—so much so that his first book about Tibet, The Third Eye, came to be considered one of the greatest literary hoaxes of all time. The critics included Tibetan and oriental scholars, many media representatives and members of the Tibetan community in exile, including many famous personalities.
Published in 1956, The Third Eye is the autobiography of a young Tibetan noble, Tuesday Lobsang Rampa, who was sent to a medical lamasery at the age of seven. At Chakpori he was taught medicine, religion, the martial arts and the innermost secrets of Tibetan esoteric science. His awesome psychic powers were facilitated by an operation called "the opening of the third eye", which stimulated the psychic centre of the brain. His patron was the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. Rampa witnessed many marvels such as extraterrestrial mummies and yetis.
Despite the critics, Rampa clung on tenaciously, writing his books and continually proclaiming his innocence and authenticity. After his death, his books were relegated to the New Age fringe and were shamelessly plagiarized by other authors. By the 1990s, Lobsang Rampa occupied a full page of The Guinness Book of Fakes, Frauds & Forgeries (Newnham, 1991) and most of his books were out of print.
The Internet has brought together many of Rampa’s loyal readers who had benefited from his teachings on the mystical arts and affirmations of the afterlife. The new millennium has revealed Rampa’s silent influence in such esoteric fields as ufology, astral projection, aura photography, alternative history and the immortality of the human spirit. His positive image of Tibet has been instrumental in garnering support for this beleaguered land and introducing Buddhism to Westerners. Ironically, The Third Eye remains the most popular book about Tibet ever written.
Lobsang Rampa’s personal motto was "I lit a candle". In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of The Third Eye, it is time to rekindle the flame of knowledge that Rampa first lit in 1955 when he started his writing. Overall, Rampa’s true identity is irrelevant, as it is his knowledge that lives on. It is time to recognise Lobsang Rampa for what he was: a true mystic and trailblazer of the New Age.

LOBSANG RAMPA’S CHARACTER

Lobsang Rampa was a unique individual with many extraordinary attributes. In some ways he was a man of contradictions. He was a celibate monk who had a devoted wife, an intensely private man who wrote extensively about his life, a self-professed Tibetan who had no contact with the Tibetan community, and a Buddhist who practised many Western occult arts. Rampa was cursed by ill health. He suffered from coronary thrombosis, diabetes, arthritis and paraplegia inherited from his host. His hearing was progressively failing as a result of war injuries, and his eyesight became poorer with age. Although he often came across as grumpy in his later years, he never lost his wicked sense of humour and keen wit.
Rampa was a generous man who had little interest in material possessions. Over the years he gave a colour television away to a stranger, a wheelchair to an injured policeman and a house full of furniture to newlyweds. Friends and acquaintances often received expensive gifts which they were unable to return without insulting him. During his lifetime, he personally answered many thousands of letters from his admirers, usually bearing the cost of postage himself. He had a sincere desire to help people.
On the other hand, Rampa had a quick temper and often showed impatience towards selfish and shallow people. He was not one to suffer fools gladly. Over the years, he managed to antagonize feminists, teenagers, Catholics, Western doctors, communists and the Tibetan government in exile. However, his greatest venom was reserved for journalists and literary critics, whom he despised.
Undoubtedly, Lobsang Rampa was a gifted psychic and clairvoyant. He was able to see auras with ease, predict the future and judge a person’s character with great accuracy. He could use a crystal ball, cast horoscopes, read palms and project his consciousness beyond his body. His knowledge of Western and Eastern occultism was astonishing. Rampa also had the uncanny ability to communicate with his cats telepathically, as his French-language publisher Alain Stanké testified.
Rampa possessed many other talents, apart from his writing and psychic abilities. He was a keen photographer who produced many splendid photos. Machines of all descriptions purred in his presence, and he was able to fix almost any mechanical problem. Despite his failing eyesight and arthritic hands, he was a master craftsman who created miniature ships, trains and cars. He was also very interested in amateur radio, including short wave.
Lobsang Rampa was a friendly but reserved man who had been forced into seclusion by ill health, public curiosity and media harassment. Wheelchair bound in his later years, Rampa rarely ventured out in public, as the curiosity and enthusiasm of the crowds became unbearable for him. He never attended groups or gave lectures, believing that people progressed spiritually when they studied and meditated in solitude.
Rampa shied away from the media, accusing them of misquoting and harassing him. During his writing career, he allowed only three journalists to interview him or his wife. The first occurred in 1958 while he was bedridden with thrombosis, and the resulting article was so libellous that he was forced to issue a taped rebuttal from his sick bed. After being savaged by a Canadian journalist in 1965, he vowed never to speak again to the press. However, he did allow his friend, agent and publisher Alain Stanké, to interview and film him in Montreal, although he safeguarded himself by recording the whole interview in his book Candlelight (1974). Unfortunately, his refusal to cooperate with the media merely fanned the flames of press and public curiosity. They often followed him relentlessly, spied on him, manufactured interviews and called him a liar and a fake.
Rampa was a devoted and loyal husband to his wife Sarah, who unquestionably believed him to be a true Master. He was a loving and kind father to his adopted daughter Sheelagh Rouse (who joined them as a young, recently separated family friend) as well as his beloved Siamese cats. He paid tribute to his friends Hy Mendelsohn, John Bigras, John Henderson, Valeria Sorock, Mrs O’Grady, Pat Loftus and others in several of his books. Rampa devoted many books to the questions from his loyal readers and continued to promote the Tibetan cause, even though he received no acknowledgement from the Tibetan community.
Fortunately, Rampa never lost his focus. He believed that he had been sent to the West in order to develop an aura camera and a diagnostic device to eradicate disease. His secondary mission was to reveal Tibet’s esoteric heritage to the West so that the Western nations would want to rescue his beleaguered country. Even though he did not accomplish his mission, Rampa did enlighten the world with his teachings, which deserve to be re-examined in the new millennium. This book is dedicated to examining his legacy and promoting the work of a man who believed implicitly that he was a Tibetan lama who transmigrated into the body of an Englishman to fulfill his destiny.

IMPACT OF THE THIRD EYE

In 1955, Sheelagh Rouse’s husband John Rouse wrote a letter of introduction on behalf of Dr Carl Kuan to Charles Gibbs-Smith of the Victoria and Albert Museum, in the hope that he could recommend him for employment. Impressed by the doctor’s personality, Gibbs-Smith sent him to Cyrus Brooks, a literary agent of A. M. Heath Publishers. Dr Kuan, possessing a "certificate of considerable elaboration stating that he held degrees in both medicine and surgery from the University of Chungking" (Warburg, p. 221), wanted to find work writing advertising material for medical supplies.
Brooks, however, was far more interested in Dr Kuan’s recollections as a lama and persuaded him to write his autobiography. On the edge of destitution, Kuan reluctantly sat down and started typing The Third Eye under the pen name of T. Lobsang Rampa.
Brooks approached Frederic Warburg of the respected publishers Secker and Warburg, asking if he would be interested in an autobiography of a Tibetan lama.
Warburg expressed interest, and the following day received 100 pages of flimsy yellow typescript.
My excitement was intense; I read it greedily. It had everything it takes to become the world best-seller it is today… But other doubts were there…
He recalled. (Daily Express, 3 February 1958)
Years later in his memoirs, Warburg recalled:
From the beginning there emanated from Dr Kuan’s masterpiece a magical aroma of enchantment. The book was literally bewitching. It cast a spell over me. In the months and years to come, it was to cast this spell with an equal potency over millions of readers. (Warburg, p. 222)
Before meeting the mysterious Dr Kuan, Warburg received the rather discouraging news that the manuscript had been rejected by other firms such as Gollancz, Robert Hale and William Collins. Mark Bonham-Carter of Collins showed an "unimaginative skepticism for the author’s credentials". (Warburg, p. 223) However, the American publishing house E. P. Dutton accepted the manuscript and signed an agreement for it with a big advance.
Secker and Warburg also signed a contract with Dr Kuan and paid an advance of 800 pounds, divided into increments. Warburg then arranged to meet the enigmatic doctor. His staff were in a flurry of excitement as they tried to spruce themselves up for the occasion! Warburg was impressed with the author.
I took a real fancy to him. Short, slim, dark hair cut into a tonsure, penetrating eyes, aquiline nose, simply dressed in a lounge suit, he was a most unusual figure…
Years later, his description included,
...a long nose and full mouth, a swarthy face with prominent ears. Nothing remarkable, nothing which I could wholly associate with what I knew of Tibetan physiognomy. But the eyes were strange, large, luminous, penetrating, under heavy lids and heavy bushy eyebrows. Between the eyes, slightly to the left of centre, a small purplish-red mark could be seen, almost the size of a collar button, the scar no doubt of that remarkable incision.(Warburg, p. 225)
Eventually The Third Eye was finished and Eliott Macrae of E. P. Dutton sent the manuscript to 20 critics, some with reputations as "Far Eastern experts". Their reviews were puzzling and contradictory: what one claimed was impossible was accepted by another. Agehananda Bharati, a German anthropologist (a.k.a. Leopold Fischer) who had converted to Hinduism, wrote scathingly:
I was suspicious before I opened the wrapper; The Third Eye smacked of Blavatskyan hogwash.
("The Persistence of Rampaism", Tibet Society Bulletin, vol. 7, 1974)
Warburg sent the galleys to Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian Tibetologist, to read and informed him that the author was probably a fraud. Harrer had lived in Tibet during and after World War II and had been the current Dalai Lama’s personal tutor in Lhasa. His book Seven Years in Tibet had been published in 1953 and was a bestseller. In 1997 it was turned into a movie, with Brad Pitt playing the Austrian mountaineer who had been captured by the British in India before escaping to Tibet with fellow mountaineer Peter Aufschnaiter.
Macrae also sent the manuscript to Hugh Richardson, who had served in the British mission in Lhasa during the 1930s and 1940s. Richardson was fluent in both written and oral Tibetan and had lectured at many academic institutions. He reviewed the manuscript and returned it with some minor corrections which were eventually incorporated into the final version. These concerned the number of earrings worn by Tibetan nobles and the improbability of Rampa’s father being an ecclesiastic. He offered the opinion that the book was "a fake built from published works and embellished by a fertile imagination". (Lopez, p. 96)
Other contacts in America were ambivalent in their criticism. While they recognized many inaccuracies in the manuscript, one believed that the author may have come from one of the outlying provinces of Tibet. Another, orientalist John Morris, wrote:
This is a curious mixture of fact and fancy. The descriptions of Lhasa and of Tibetan family life are completely authentic… there is not the slightest doubt that he was brought up in Tibet from an early age… I think there is, however, an element of truth about the author’s life in a lamasery, but I feel he has embroidered it…
However, his review took a curious and disturbing turn when he reported:
My own opinion is that the author is some sort of psychopath living in a private neurotic world of his own. It is even likely that he has persuaded himself that all this occult nonsense is true… (Warburg, p. 235)
British oriental scholars David Snellgrove and Marco Pallis, a practicing Buddhist, were also critical. Snellgrove’s language was highly emotive.
This fellow is a complete imposter, and has probably never ever been to Tibet… He should be properly unmasked, as such men may be dangerous. (Warburg, p. 234)
The word "dangerous" was echoed by critic Chen Chi Chang, who had lectured in Tibetan Tantra at Nanking University. It is a surprising and disquieting adjective, hinting that perhaps Rampa had divulged secret knowledge taught only to initiates and adepts. How else could The Third Eye be considered as dangerous?
Warburg’s doubts became overwhelming and he sent for Dr Kuan, accusing him of being a fake. The doctor adamantly denied being a fraud, even when Warburg offered to publish the book as fiction.
Playing the role of cross-examining counsel with a difficult witness, I gave the reasons why I did not believe he could speak or write Tibetan. The reasons were irrefutable. Dr Kuan admitted this. ’When I was captured by the Japanese,’ he said, ’they tortured me for secret information about my country. I put a hypnotic block on my knowledge of Tibetan and have never fully recovered my native tongue.’
Warburg was in a quandary. The criticisms were so contradictory. A few weeks later he cancelled the contract and demanded the advance from Dr Kuan, receiving a sad response:
I am leaving England today—a very sick man indeed. What any of you think of the book does not matter to me now. I wrote the TRUTH. (Warburg, p. 235)
On the other hand, The Third Eye was so plausible and "so full of information which many experts confirmed". And there was the company’s reputation at stake. He reconsidered his decision and decided to publish and be damned, covering himself with a publisher’s foreword.
The Third Eye was published in November 1956, and, after a slow start, sales snowballed. Edition followed edition rapidly. It was quickly translated into German, French and Norwegian. In the first year it sold over 60,000 copies, netting the author over £20,000 in royalties.
Dr Kuan/Rampa, however, suffered his first attack of coronary thrombosis at that time and was strongly advised to leave London for a better climate. With his wife Sarah and Sheelagh Rouse, he moved to Ireland because of its lower taxation. After living in the grounds of Trinity College, the family settled into a rented house overlooking the sea in Howth, near Dublin. The author found peace and happiness amongst the Irish who were both friendly and protective.
However, the author’s ill health and a constant stream of sightseers to their rented property caused considerable problems and anxiety to the family.
The critics, with the exception of the "Far Eastern experts" who had originally reviewed the manuscript, were generally positive. The old guard of Tibetan and Asian scholars, composed of Richardson, Harrer, Snellgrove and Pallis, were icy in their reviews.
Richardson’s review, "Imaginary Tibet", published in the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post on 30 November 1956, began as follows:
A book which plays up to public eagerness to hear about ’mysterious’ Tibet has the advantage that few people have the experience to refute it. But anyone who has lived in Tibet will feel after reading a few pages of The Third Eye that its author T. Lobsang Rampa is certainly not a Tibetan... There are innumerable inaccuracies about Tibetan life and manners which give the impression of Western suburbia playing charades.
The samples of Tibetan language betray ignorance of both colloquial and literary forms, there is a series of wholly un-Tibetan obsessions with cruelty, fuss and bustle, and, strangely, with cats. Moreover, the turn of phrase in the slick colloquial English is quite unconvincing when attributed to a Tibetan writer...
David Snellgrove, of London University, wrote his review for the magazine Oriental Art (Summer 1957). He began with "[t]his is a shameless book" and then launched into all the inaccuracies portrayed in The Third Eye. He criticized Rampa’s descriptions of Buddhism, the scriptures, mathematics and Tibetan language.
Pallis declared the book to be a wild fabrication and a libel on both Tibet and its religion. Harrer denounced the book in a scathing review, occasioning a threat of a libel suit from the German publisher. (Lopez, p. 97)
Behind the scenes, however, Pallis, Harrer and Richardson were working diligently to dethrone Rampa from the best-seller list.
Meanwhile, journalist John Pitt of the Psychic Times tracked down neighbours of the Kuans who could still recall Cyril Hoskin over 10 years after he had moved from the district. Mrs Ablett from Weybridge remembered him as,
...full of strange stories about China where he had been taken as a child. He had been very interested in occult matters, would cast horoscopes for all and sundry and was generally a good conversationalist, if a bit inclined to tell contradictory stories about his past.
Mr Boxall recalled,
He told me in 1943 or ’44 that he had been a flying instructor in the Chinese air force and badly smashed up in a plane crash when the parachute failed to open.
Mr Sutton of East Moseley met Hoskin in 1948 after he had changed his name, and recalled that he was describing himself as Dr Kuan and saying he was born in Tibet, which surprised Mr Sutton. (Evans)
When The Third Eye was reprinted it contained a "statement by the author" which began thus:
In the east it is commonly acknowledged that the stronger mind can take possession of another body.
He ended with:
I state most definitely that my books The Third Eye and Medical Lama are true. (Signed) T. Lobsang Rampa (Lopez, pp. 100-101)
This account was followed by one from his wife Sarah, who wrote of how her husband had completely changed after suffering a concussion, and how he had in fact assumed the identity of a Tibetan lama.
When I discussed an event in the past he would have no recollection of it. Instead he spoke of life in a lamasery, or his experiences in the war, prison camp life or Japanese tortures. Since 1949 his whole makeup and manner have been those of an easterner, and his general appearance and colouring have also shown marked change.
The second edition of The Third Eye in 1964 contained a foreword ending with this statement:
My specific reason for insisting that all this is true is that in the near future other people like me will appear, and I do not desire that they should have the suffering that I have had through spite and hatred.
Kenneth Rayner Johnson, in his essay "The Strange Case of Lobsang Rampa" in Rapid Eye 2, said he believed that Rampa obtained the bulk of his material from Harrer’s Seven Years in Tibet which had furnished lots of detail about Lhasa, its people, terrain and culture. He felt Rampa had stolen his Tibetan-sounding names from the Dalai Lama, whose birth name was Lhamo Dondup and whose brother was Lobsang Samten. However, this did not account for the other names Rampa used nor the fact that Lobsang and Dondup were common Tibetan names.
In 1997, Heinrich Harrer himself became the victim of the press when Die Stern exposed him as a former member of the Nazi Party and SS. When his inglorious past was revealed during the shooting of the movie Seven Years in Tibet, the author at first indignantly denied it, admitting to it only after documentary evidence was produced. Both he and the Dalai Lama were forced to make emergency revisions to the script, while the Tibetan leader tried to deflect public attention from Harrer. In 1998, Harrer publicly expressed regret for his Nazi affiliations, leaving the public to wonder how much influence he might have had upon the impressionable teenage Dalai Lama when he was his tutor in the 1940s.
In 1999, both Heinrich Harrer and Hugh Richardson responded to my enquiries about Rampa, his sources and their "exposé" of him. Both were still very opposed to Rampa and his books and believed that he had copied other authors and invented much of his material. However, Richardson did concede that Rampa had correctly reproduced the Prophecy in The Third Eye from the Waddell original (Lhasa and Its Mysteries), while Harrer wrote that "[a]ll he copied was correct, but not his visions".
Criticisms by Richardson, Harrer, Pallis and Snellgrove ensured that The Third Eye and subsequent Rampa books would never be endorsed as authentic autobiographical documents by the Tibetan and Buddhist establishments. But is it so simple to dismiss the highly detailed accounts of life in Tibet and China? Even Rampa’s most strident critics grudgingly acknowledged that much of his information was correct, although they justified this by accusing him of plagiarism.

ANTEDILUVIAN CIVILIZATIONS

The hidden history of Tibet and, indeed, the world, was revealed in great detail by Rampa in such books as The Third Eye (1956), Doctor from Lhasa (1958), Cave of the Ancients (1963), The Hermit (1972), As It Was (1976) and Tibetan Sage (1980). It was engraved in strange symbols upon the wall of a cave beneath the Potala and preserved in hidden repositories throughout Tibet. This history was known only to an elite circle of lamas who had passed through secret stages of initiation. Rampa and his Guide journeyed deep inside the Potala mountain, through long caverns and secret doors, until they came to a strange star chart engraved upon the walls of a cave.
His Guide pointed to the symbols "of giants and machines so strange as to be utterly beyond my comprehension" (The Third Eye, p. 90) and began a lecture which Rampa transcribed in the chapter "When the Earth was Young" of the book Doctor from Lhasa (originally titled Medical Lama). It was a story of truly epic proportions covering millions of years. Many aeons ago, the Earth revolved much closer to the Sun and in the opposite direction. A twin planet revolved nearby. As the days were much shorter, the people seemed to live for hundreds of years; and as the force of gravity was much weaker, people and animals grew to large proportions.
The humans were supervised by a group of benevolent extraterrestrials, the "Gardeners of the Earth", who swept across the skies in their gleaming vehicles, the "chariots of the gods". These physical and intellectual giants eventually fought horrendous wars amongst themselves, causing devastation to the Earth colony. One group let off a super-bomb which knocked the Earth out of its orbit and towards a collision course with the twin planet. Before the collision, the supermen forgot their quarrels and abandoned the Earth to its fate.
Very few people survived the cataclysms on land and sea, as huge tsunamis covered many cities built by the super-race. Hundreds of volcanoes belched lava and poisonous gases, blanketing the sky with black clouds. When the uproar died down and the clouds dispersed, the survivors were horrified to see that the Sun seemed to be receding, and it now moved from east to west, rather than from west to east as it had before. The Moon, which appeared in the sky as a product of the collision, caused huge tides to rise and inundate the coastlines.
Eventually the Earth settled down into its new orbit and the days became twice as long. Ice ages developed, while pockets of humanity clung to life in various regions of the world. As the centuries passed, they settled down into villages. Once again, civilization began to develop. Using the records left by the super-race which were now appearing from the crumbling lava rocks, great technological advances were made, cities were built and vehicles sailed across the skies.
Once more, different factions quarreled and, unfortunately once more, lethal weapons were deployed. Biological and nuclear warfare devastated whole races of people. A few wise priests, fearing for the future, engraved their history upon golden plates and set up time capsules in a few isolated areas upon the Earth. As they had feared, a new super-weapon was exploded into the stratosphere, destroying all trace of their civilization. Earthquakes and tsunamis once again racked the world, and Tibet, which had been a low-lying seaside resort for the super-race, was elevated by tectonic forces in only a few minutes. It was in Tibet that the far-seeing priests had hidden their time capsules in a great cave and forgotten city enclosed in a glacier in the Chang Tang Highlands. The survivors were plunged back into the Stone Age and eventually forgot about the lost "Golden Age".
During his final initiation, Rampa came face to face with the gilded mummies of the extraterrestrial super-race beneath the Potala. Three aged abbots led him to an ebony crypt with strange symbols along its sides, and spoke of the gods who came from the skies before the mountains came. He stared in awe at the three gigantic nude figures: a female 10 feet long, and two males over 15 feet long. Each had a large and conical head, a narrow jaw and thin-lipped mouth. The nose was long and thin, and the eyes were straight and deeply recessed.
As part of his initiation, he had to meditate for three days in the tomb while his spirit soared back in time. He had visions of giants gamboling in the warm waters of a Tibetan lake when suddenly a cataclysmic earthquake and massive tsunami inundated the great city. As tectonic forces sent the area soaring thousands of meters, the lake froze, preserving the great city in a huge glacier.
With a small party of monks, Rampa visited this ancient city hidden in a secret valley in the Chang Tang Highlands to the north of Tibet and described it in Doctor from Lhasa. His Guide explained in an awed voice:
Half a million years ago this was the home to the gods… This was a pleasant seaside resort in which lived scientists of a different race and type. They came from another place altogether…but through their experiments they brought calamity upon the earth, and they fled the scene of their disaster leaving the ordinary people of earth behind… Through their experiments the sea rose up and froze. (p. 185)
To reach the city, they crawled across the inhospitable highlands until they found a cleft in a rock, leading to a plain about five miles across.
We found a mighty city, half of it exposed in the hot air of the hidden valley, and the other half buried in the clear ice of a glacier… That part of the city which had thawed out was almost intact. The still air, the absence of wind, had saved the buildings from damage by attrition. We walked along the streets, the first people to tread those streets for thousands of years… We saw many skeletons, petrified skeletons, then we realized that here was a dead city. There were many fantastic devices which indicated that this hidden valley had once been the home of a civilization far greater than any now upon the face of the earth. It proved conclusively that we were now as savages compared to the people of that bygone age. (DFL, author’s foreword)
Rampa was also fortunate enough to visit a second time capsule hidden in the mountains of Tibet, which had been discovered by a group of monks. After crawling inside a cavern, they discovered a massive hall which contained working models of ancient technology and the history of a vanished race. His Guide told him that there were other time capsules, with an identical one in South America,
concealed by the peoples of old so that their artifacts would be found by a later generation when the time was ready (Cave of the Ancients, p. 85)
Rampa’s fourth book is devoted to the Tibetan cave and his visit. Before describing his journey, he warned:
The communists are now in Tibet, so the location of the Cave of the Ancients is deliberately being concealed, for the cave is a very real place indeed, and possession of the artifacts there would permit the communists to conquer the world... It is in a secret place, complete with references and sketches, and noted on paper so that when the time comes, forces of freedom can find the place. (ibid.)
The expedition consisted of seven people, including Lobsang, who had to travel for weeks to reach the cave. They discovered glowing blue lights illuminating a huge, almost inaccessible cave which contained many strange machines and devices, some in actual working condition. A huge sphinx crouched against a wall. The monks found a recording device which showed them scenes of the lost civilization: strange creatures which wandered the planet, winged vehicles that traversed the skies, animals and humans communicating telepathically.
Dissentions arose; priests ranted about their own kind of salvation, while scientists developed more and more lethal weapons. A few priests, fearful for the future, decided to inaugurate this cave so that later generations could learn from their technology.
Other chambers were built in Egypt, South America and Siberia, each spot marked by a sphinx. The war escalated and the wise men decided to seal the Cave of the Ancients, their farewell speech telling any future discoverer that mankind was about to destroy itself. They said:
Within these vaults are stored such records of our achievements and follies as may benefit those of a future race who have the intelligence to discover it, and, having discovered it, be able to understand it.
The picture faded and the lamas went into a trance to consult the Akashic records to determine the fate of the capsule. They saw the cave being sealed by a huge crane a few months before a massive bomb sent the Earth reeling on its axis. Great quakes and tsunamis destroyed every vestige of this advanced civilization and left only a few terrified survivors huddling inside caves to propagate the human race.
In Feeding The Flame (1971), Rampa wrote more about the buried time capsules and what they contained. A huge chamber beneath the Egyptian sands "is an absolute museum of artifacts which existed tens of thousands of years ago". These capsules contained antigravitic aircraft, where
the power of the motor is not expended in supporting the weight but is used just to propel the vehicle forward.
I will tell you quite truthfully that I have seen such aircraft.(FTF, p. 146)
Antigravity was also used to move heavy objects, with a special device which could neutralize any weight. Photography and television were highly developed, so that images could appear in 3-D. These artifacts would be discovered in future years,
when there will be earthquakes which will really shake up the crust of the earth and these time capsules will be thrown up to the surface ready to be opened.
In As it Was, Rampa recounted a visit to another cave near Lhasa which contained engravings of people in strange garb with transparent globes on their heads. His Guide explained:
This is a very strange area. Thousands and thousands of years ago there was a mighty civilization upon this earth. It was known as the time of Atlantis. (p. 74)
Shelves built into the cave walls contained strange grooved discs about six feet in diameter, with an undulating wave on the surface and a hole in the centre. This description bears a remarkable resemblance to the so-called Dropa stones reputed to have been discovered in the Bayan Kara-Ula caves of the Tibetan–Chinese border in 1938. These stones, which have subsequently disappeared from Chinese museums, had a script which was allegedly deciphered by Professor Tsum Um Nui. His controversial translation told the story of a group of small, spindly extraterrestrials who crashed in the region 12,000 years ago. Some died, others were killed and a few intermarried with the local population, producing a race of short-statured people called the Dropa. Although this story was originally published in a Russian magazine, it was picked up by Erich von Däniken in his book Gods from Outer Space (1978).
Rampa’s final book, Tibetan Sage, contained more details of the lost civilization near Lhasa. He claimed that a mountain outside the capital was in reality a hollowed command centre for a rebel faction of aliens who had built it millions of years ago. This centre also kept human bodies in suspended animation, awaiting the transmigration of aliens to reanimate them. Their science and medicine were highly advanced. A special healing bath was able to rejuvenate the Lama Mingyar Dondup’s injured legs, while an invisible force-field prevented food and other objects from succumbing to decay. Lobsang and his Guide studied the cave for a week and then departed, setting off booby traps to destroy all evidence of the cave’s existence.
Tibetan Sage told of numerous past civilizations which were known by the generic term of Atlantis. Some had excelled in genetic engineering and created man-beasts as domestics, such as the merfolk of legend. This book also spoke of sunken lands in the North and South Atlantic, near Japan and off the coast of Turkey.
Rampa’s books revealed a remarkable consistency of detail about antediluvian civilizations, revelations which should be compared with both the archaeological record and esoteric doctrine.

Throughout his books, Rampa stated that:

  1. Tibet was the centre of an earlier civilization when it was a low-lying land.
  2. The earliest humans were extraterrestrial in origin, gigantic in stature and with conical heads.
  3. Humans have been on this Earth for millions of years and there have been many antediluvian civilizations which reached a high level of technology.
  4. These cultures were destroyed by atomic warfare or natural cataclysms such as earthquakes, tsunamis and pole shifts, often without warning.
  5. Another planet once struck the Earth, spilling its ocean of petroleum onto our planet.
  6. Atlantis is really only a generic name for lost civilizations. There were other lost civilizations in Lemuria and the Arctic.
  7. Time capsules were buried by the ancients in Tibet, Egypt, South America and Siberia.
  8. The pyramids and the Sphinx are symbols which point to lost civilizations. Pyramids were also beacons for extraterrestrial vehicles.
  9. Some antediluvian civilizations abused genetic engineering to create amoral beasts and biological weapons.
  10. An antediluvian purple race eventually became sterile because the culture became unbalanced by a radical matriarchy.
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