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2023.05.30 17:18 gendrys00 Wallpaper removal
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Just removed all the (ugly 90s) wallpaper in our family and it came of so easy (and in one piece) — but in some areas there’s this rougher residue that remains (see picture). Is this glue? Can I sand this down or wash it off? Or would I need to go the route of full skim coating? submitted by gendrys00 to Renovations [link] [comments]
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2023.05.28 06:19 NJ-Khoury I'm just fed up with all this (moving back home as a disabled person)
TW is for mentions of abuse and sexual assault, no intense descriptions.
I spent my 20s bouncing around living situations because my mom died without warning right before my High School graduation. We grew up dirt poor and I found out a few years ago that she was months behind on rent too, but the house was owned by my grandparents or else we would have been homeless.
A little over a decade later, I found out that a cousin had been pulling the strings behind the scenes and manipulated my grandfather to change over his will. I didn't find out about this until everything was all said and done. My college fund was taken as well, since it was in my mom and grandmother's name, so he got control of it. My cousin even got the house I was told in my teens that I would likely inherit.
The ONLY thing that didn't get stolen through elder abuse was an irrevocable trust set up in the early 90s by my grandparents. I'm the beneficary, and a certified financial planner who has been a friend of the family since the 80s is the trustee. Basically, I can't get money out of it on my own, I have to go through her and she's legally obligated to act in my best interests. Apparently, there was SOME money my cousin didn't know about that went into the trust per my grandmother's will. However, I'm no "trust fund baby". I can't go out and buy luxury items let alone rely on the Trust to pay all my living expenses for the rest of my life.
Here's another wonderful kicker: I'm disabled physically and mentally. Autism spectrum, PTSD, generalized anxiety and major depression (likely related to the trauma and distress over the years). I was born with stickler Syndrome, which is a degenerative connective tissue disorder. Marfan and Ehlers Danlos are more well-known but fall under the same general umbrella, but Stickler is basically that your body doesn't produce collagen correctly, leading to bone, heart, vision, and hearing problems varying in degree from person to person.
I already have severe enough joint problems that physical therapy can't fix. I have fissures, cysts, and completely worn down cartilage and I'm only in my early 30's. I can't walk or stand for more than 20 minutes without severe pain and risk of falls, and I'm not supposed to use stairs frequently. Even sitting for more than 4hrs a day with breaks causes pain.
I've also been having neurological issues including 24+hr headaches and week+ long vertigo that seems to crop up randomly (even today, I was staring right at my laptop screen when I suddenly felt like I was drunk for no reason) and am awaiting an appointment for imaging tests and possibly Multiple Sclerosis testing. All of these things- diagnosed and not yet diagnosed combined, primary care doctors and therapists have agreed that I should be on social security and shouldn't exacerbate some of my conditions by continuing to work (unless I can find something that's fully accommodating).
I grew up in PA but bounced all around during my housing instability. The year before Covid, I was put back into housing instability when my housemate could no longer afford her inherited home and had to sell, so I had to leave the first stable and SAFE home I'd had in almost a decade, and my accommodating job as a result. I struggled to find that stability again, and while Covid was the first time I felt like I wasn't under pressure to find that stability immediately (I was living with a friend) it did fuck up my chances of finding employment once things started opening up again. My friend wanted his rec room back and told me I needed to move out (something he says he now regrets doing, but I understand). My only option was to move with an online friend in CA.
That went spectacularly, by which I mean he turned out to be incredibly histrionic and unstable and almost rendered me homeless. Other online friends helped shack me up in a motel and then let me couch crash for a bit. I ended up losing half my stuff including things from my mom and all my art from the past decade, because he kept changing the goalposts on how and when I could come get my stuff, and technically I was living with him off his lease, and didn't want to render him and his 7yo homeless by trying to take legal action.
My partner is one of his former best friends. Former because he's completed disgusted by what was done to me, and has heard a lot of flat-out lies from this person as to what happened. Shit like saying "multiple therapists warned me about him" to make me look like a terrible person, when 1. He only had 1 therapist and she moved out of network 2 months before this went down so he had none. 2. Feeding a patient's negative thoughts about someone based on hearsay and conjecture is a MASSIVE liability and something any therapist worth their salt knows not to do.
I was working night audit at a small hotel from February of last year until December, when I was immediately pulled and put on state disability by my primary care doctor after a fall while I was alone at work. California's state disability aid is based off taxed income, so there's a limit to how long you can use it. Mine runs out July 1st and after that I have no income and can't work. In CALIFORNIA. A lot of our homeless are disabled because it's so impossible to live in this state if you can't work full time.
I will be applying for SSI, but up until last February, I had NO medical records due to not being able to afford health insurance or stay in one place long enough for appointments. I had my PTSD and depression diagnosis, but not even records of my Stickler birth defect. You need ample documentation to apply for Social Security, and with a rare birth defect and specialists often having to be scheduled months in advance, that's not quick and easy task. I'll FINALLY be applying late this summer.
I acknowledge I'm WAY luckier than most people in my situation, because of the Trust, but that's where my current hurdles are. Like I said, I can't just pull from it willy-nilly, which I'm grateful for in some ways as panic-spending might have depleted me a while ago.
Back in April, the Trustee said that I could get a mobile home in a park back home in east PA, up to 75k$ budget. There are homes in that range, but I also have to keep in mind location and lot rent. With SSI being 914$ federally (PA has no state supplement), obviously I can't go for a park with a 800+ lot rent even with assistance programs like SNAP and LIHEAP. PA isn't a rent capped state thanks to a lot of legislators owning rental properties, so landlords can legally increase rent by a hundred per year (and they have). Ever since the housing crisis, mobile home parks have become the affordable option, and some parks have been bought up by corporations who are trying to price out Social Security recipients so they can get more money from people trying to get out of apartment living but who can afford lot rents closer to apartment rent costs.
Today, my top choice home got scooped up, and the Trustee is saying that she would rather I move back and rent so I can go see the mobile homes in person rather than relying on a local friend to do the tour with me on video call. Which, yes, I agree, except...
How the fuck am I supposed to do that when no apartment- independently or company owned- will rent to me when I am not employed and my only source of income is an irrevocable Trust? My credit score is 684 and climbing, I have no debt history, my current housemates can vouch for me in terms of cleanliness, respect, and always paying rent in advance. Even with all that, landlords want things like last two pay stubs, proof of 2-3x rent in stable income, or someone else who has those things to be on the lease with me.
Room rentals? Also borderline impossible. It took me almost half a year to find my current room rental. I have a cat with an ESA letter, but that doesn't allow me past no pets policies in most room rentals. I also got ghosted more than half a dozen times when I was talking with someone about a rental and then informed them I'm transgender, which could be anything, but I'm willing to wager more often than not it was discriminatory. My physical disability also means I can't get anything that requires frequent stair use, like a basement or upper level room rental, or one of the many split-level historic homes that have been converted into the only low-income apartments in the area. There's even apartment buildings so old they don't legally need to have elevators.
Section 811 exists for disabled folks, but county and city housing agency I contacted either doesn't have it, or it requires you to already be in crisis and unhoused. Senior centers can accept up to 20% resident population that's non-elderly but disabled, but either have NYC luxury apartment prices because of the amenities, or a huge buy-in.
I'm just so. Utterly fucking exhausted.
I spent most of my formative adult years just trying to get stability, while spending my formative childhood years in deep poverty with a mother whose mental health was deeply impacted by a stroke she suffered when I was 16 who laid her hands on my throat once, would alternate between being a loving "hip" mom and screaming at me over mundane bullshit, and would constantly tell me that she could have another stroke and die if I upset her. In my housing instability, I've been sexually assaulted, verbally harassed, or just lived with couples who were constantly fighting.
I want a stable and safe home where I'm not at risk of having to move within ten years. Housing in general is ridiculous, but it's like for us disabled folks, unless we have family or a spouse to live with? Not even the housing options meant to keep us from ending up homeless are available.
I already have my plane ticket (fully refundable) back home for September 9th since I had to book early to get a good deal and lock in my cat's registration for the flight.
I'm just worried that even though I have an opportunity a lot of struggling people don't, I won't even be able to get anything.
If I'm being forced to find a rental, it would be a miracle if I find something in time that won't turn me away for having a cat, relying on Trust for income, being queer, or being unable to use stairs.
I don't want to settle for a mobile home, but likewise, I honestly just want safety and stability. I don't care if it's fucking grandma floral wallpaper and 70's bicolour shag carpet everywhere. It's mine, and the Social security administration is going to force me to spend before I hit 2k$ in assets anyway, may as well throw an entire Lowe's at it.
I know this is a lot, and I honestly don't expect anyone to read it, but I'm so fucking tired and I just want stability before I die (of old age or health, since I guess I'm genetically per-disposed to breast cancer and strokes on top of the rest of all this shit).
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2023.05.11 08:04 Descendant-of-Yang Love they're sharing a stage so to speak
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The way I'm definitely gonna make this my Wallpaper lol. And from the latest trailer, there are references from the 90's Crystal and Cosmic transformation for Sailor Moon's Eternal Transformation! I'm so hyped!!! submitted by Descendant-of-Yang to sailormoon [link] [comments]
2023.05.04 20:16 DTG_Bot This Week at Bungie - 05/04/2023
Source: https://www.bungie.net/7/en/News/Article/destiny-2-g-games-23-twab This week at Bungie, we’re getting ready to dive into the deep with some new art while also peeping some fresh rewards on the horizon for those Guardians that have a soft spot for Trials of Osiris.
Before jumping into this week’s TWAB, let’s take a quick look back at last week:
For this week:
- Trials community map vote: Rusted Lands, Convergence, and Disjunction.
- Strand updates for Season 21.
- Artist reference collection updates (heads up, cosplayers!).
- Community Artist Exotic Ornament winner: GGs Witherhoard players.
- Adopt-a-Pet bundle time!
All set? Let’s get started with Guardian Games 2023!
- Guardian Games and Guardian Games Cup are live!
- Season of the Deep first look:
- Key art and launch date/time reveal.
- Details on our three new Strand Aspects.
- Recapping big changes coming with abilities.
- New Exotic armor focusing and stat roll details.
- Upcoming economy and crafting updates.
- A note on upcoming Season Passes.
- Trials of Osiris updates
- Sneak peek at new rewards and weapon changes.
- Learnings from Trials Labs.
- Updated Trials intro quest.
- Changes to Passages of Wealth and Mercy.
- Dominion as the new core mode.
- Flawless gilding update.
- New emblem reward.
- Trials map voting results.
- New Prime Gaming gear.
- Getting our Oprah on (again) with more wallpaper.
One Class to Rule Them All, or to at Least Get Bragging Rights... It’s that time, Guardians! Time to show off that class pride and show other Guardians what you’re made of. Or collect Medallions because ooh, shiny! We’re not here to judge.
In case you missed it, we dropped all the info you could possibly want about this year’s Guardian Games right here. If you’re in a rush (we get it), here’s what you may have missed.
The spirit of competition is alive and well with that familiar podium and daily crest seen at the Tower in all their glory... and Ms. Eva Levante. You simply can’t forget about Space Grandma. You know the drill by now: deposit Medallions like your life depends on it for select activities and hope your fellow class dwellers are doing the same. Whichever class has the most Medallions at the end of this year’s Guardian Games is the class that gets their tribute made in the Tower and the pride of knowing they’re simply the best. At least for this year.
Rollin' in the Deep With a Season 21 First Look Who doesn’t love a good teaser, amiright? Here’s our first look at what Season of the Deep will have to offer starting on May 23, at 10 AM Pacific.
And a version without text because come on, this art is dang pretty:
We’ve got plenty to share over the coming weeks, and a lot to dive into today. Including…
We Couldn’t Strand Waiting Any Longer to Talk About Three New Aspects Hey, Guardians. Combat Gameplay team here to spill the tea on the three new Strand Aspects that will become available when Season 21 launches. Our goal with these Aspects is to strengthen the existing Strand kits and expand the gameplay options of each class. You’ll be able to acquire these Aspects as part of a new pursuit after visiting the Pouka Pond in Neomuna’s Hall of Heroes. Let’s get into it.
Hunter Aspect: Threaded Specter
Activate your class ability to leave behind a decoy woven from Strand matter that draws the attention of nearby combatants.
After taking significant damage or when combatants approach, the decoy detonates, dealing damage and releasing Threadlings that seek out and attack nearby foes.
Pesky Cabal gunfire have you pinned down? Need a quick distraction so you can revive a teammate? Have you ever thought about what a bunch of Threadlings in a trench coat looks like? The new Threaded Specter Aspect for the Hunter Threadrunner might just be what you're looking for.
When players activate their dodge, they leave behind a decoy woven from Strand matter that draws the attention of enemies on the battlefield. Enemies will shoot at the Threaded Specter until it’s destroyed or expires, giving the Hunter and their fireteam enough time to get to safety. When destroyed, a Threaded Specter explodes into two Threadlings. Threaded Specter gives Hunter players access to Threadling generation and a new way to control the battlefield.
Titan Aspect: Flechette Storm
While sliding, activate your charged melee ability to leap into the air, knocking nearby targets away and dealing damage. While airborne, activate your charged melee again to launch a cluster of damaging, Unraveling projectiles. Repeatedly activating melee will chain additional throws.
Berserker Titans are known for their unbridled aggression. While sprinting headfirst into battle is often the best way to deploy Berserker abilities, we want to provide players with a tool that allows for more potency at range and gives Titans easier ways to unravel enemies. This is where Flechette Storm comes into play.
With Flechette Storm, Berserkers have access to a powerful new slide-melee attack that quickly launches them up into the air and blasts away any nearby enemies. While still airborne, press the melee button again to fire a cluster of tracking projectiles that deal heavy damage and unravel enemies.
Flechette Storm provides the Berserker with a ranged melee option while keeping with the spirit of their fast-paced gameplay.
Warlock Aspect: The Wanderer
Tangles you throw attach to enemies and detonate into a suspending burst. Threadling final blows create a Tangle.
Since the Warlock Broodweaver is a Strand minion master, it felt natural to explore additional ways the Broodweaver might weave life into the world around them. Enter The Wanderer—a sentient Tangle woven from Broodweaver brilliance.
When Warlocks equipped with this Aspect pick up a Tangle, they weave the Tangle into The Wanderer. When thrown, The Wanderer travels through the air, seeking targets. Once it finds a target, it soars towards them, latches on, and explodes into a Suspending detonation that deals damage and suspends any nearby enemies. To round out the gameplay loop, The Wanderer also enables Threadling final blows from any source to generate a Tangle.
The Wanderer gives Broodweavers another way to upgrade their Tangles and grants access to the suspend effect without needing a Shackle Grenade.
We’re pretty excited to get these new Strand Aspects in the game, and we hope you enjoy them when Season 21 launches. We’ll be monitoring their performance across the game and will continue to balance them over time.
Stasis, Strand, and Light Subclasses Get Their Glow-Ups for Season 21 Earlier this week, you may have seen a new blog post from our friendly Combat Gameplay team. The team dove into ability tuning changes that Guardians can look forward to with Season 21, including changes to roaming Supers that we think are pretty spiffy. From Fragment budget to a breakdown of both Stasis and Strand changes on the horizon, here’s a handy TL;DR for your viewing pleasure:
You can read the full blog post right here to learn more about what’s around the riverbend (come on, at least one ‘90s animation fan had to sing that last part).
- Tuning changes to Supers, including a nice buff to damage resistance and damage dealt in PvE.
- A class-by-class breakdown in Season 21 changes.
- What we’re doing to beef up Stasis.
- How subclass keywords are evolving for Arc and Solar players.
Economy Changes? In This Economy?! Wait... Let’s talk about the in-game economy, shall we? We’ve got a few things to go over, including changes to our power band, crafting economy changes, Exotic armor focusing, and even more:
We touched on this in the past but it’s worth repeating regarding Exotic armor focusing and decryption coming to Rahool at the start of Season 21:
- For the first time, we will not be increasing the power bands in Destiny 2 in Season 21.
- Power Floor (1600), Soft Cap (1750), Powerful Cap (1800), and Pinnacle Caps (1810) will not change over the course of Season 21.
- If players hit the Pinnacle Cap during Season 20, they will remain at the Pinnacle Cap in Season 21.Exotic Armor Focusing and Decryption
Exotic Focusing Tier 1
- Allows players to decrypt engrams for free.
- Players receive random drops from standard Exotic engram loot pools.
- No additional cost.
Exotic Focusing Tier 2
- Focus an engram to receive a random roll of an Exotic from the associated expansion.
- Red War: Exotic Helms
- Red War: Exotic Arms
- Red War: Exotic Chests
- Red War: Exotic Legs
- Forsaken: Exotic Armor
- Shadowkeep: Exotic Armor
- Beyond Light: Exotic Armor
- The Witch Queen: Exotic Armor
- Lightfall: Exotic Armor focusing will be coming in a future Season!
- Requires ownership of the associated expansion as well as having previously acquired all armor pieces within the engram for your class.
- It will cost:
- 1 Exotic engram.
- 30,000 Glimmer.
- 1 Ascendant Shard.
We have also taken a pass at the Exotic armor stat packages, so your Exotics should roll consistently higher stats, and with more frequent individual stat spikes starting in Season 21. You can expect the average stats to be in the mid-60s!
- Focus Specific Exotic Armor for high cost.
- Requires ownership of the associated expansion as well as having previously acquired that piece of armor.
- It has a higher cost:
- 1 Exotic engram.
- 60,000 Glimmer.
- 3 Ascendant Shards.
- 1 Exotic Cipher.
Lastly, since we are not raising the Pinnacle Cap in Season 21, the need for many Pinnacle Legendary rewards has dropped significantly. To help make playing in our evergreen ritual playlists more worthwhile, we are changing the rewards for the basic ‘complete activities’ challenges to a focusable Powerful Exotic engram. This gives most players 3 to 9 free, achievable, and deterministic weekly Exotic engrams, ready for focusing.
But yes, you will be losing some pinnacle drops, so reaching the Pinnacle Cap will be a bit slower for everyone. We are hoping the need for less pinnacle drops continues in future Seasons, but we will be looking at feedback and analytics, and are ready to adjust as necessary!
Other sources of focusable Exotic engrams:
You can expect additional focusable Exotic engram sources in future Seasons! Now, let’s set our sights on Deepsight activation and other crafting changes on the way.
- Random world drops
- Season Pass paid and free tracks (6 paid, 2 free per Season)
- Vendor reputation tracks (one each reset after the first)
Deepsight Activation and Crafting Economy Changes In Season 21, we will be adding the ability to electively activate Deepsight on weapon instances to obtain pattern progress. This capability will be accessible through a new mod slot in the weapon details screen for eligible weapons.
Crafting costs will also see a change in Season 21:
- To perform a Deepsight activation on a weapon, you will need a new Deepsight Harmonizer currency. Non-raid weapons will cost 1 Harmonizer, while raid weapons will require 15 Spoils of Conquest in addition to the 1 Harmonizer cost.
- This Deepsight Harmonizer currency can be obtained from Season pass rank rewards, 3 in the free ranks and another 3 in the paid. This will be the sole source of this currency for the initial rollout of the feature. Additionally, only one Harmonizer can be stored in the inventory at any time—this currency does not stack.
- Not all weapon instances will be compatible with Deepsight activation:
- You will be prevented from activating Deepsight for a weapon that has already had its pattern unlocked.
- Weapons that previously had Deepsight will be ineligible. You cannot activate Deepsight on a weapon instance which had originally been acquired with Deepsight, nor can you activate Deepsight multiple times on a single weapon instance.
- Weapon instances purchased from raid vendors will be ineligible, however weapons purchased from Xûr and the Gunsmith will support Deepsight activation.
Coming in Season 21, we have a number of quality-of-life updates we are excited to share with you! First up, let’s take a look at raid Triumphs.07-
- Legendary Shard costs will be removed from all crafting components. Glimmer and Enhancement Core costs will remain untouched.
- Enhanced weapon costs are based on weapon Masterwork costs, and thus will still require Legendary Shards as we are not yet modifying the weapon Masterwork economy in Season 21. ##Quality-of-Life Updates That We Think You'll Enjoy
Over the last year, the Raid and Dungeon team has added Triumphs to new raids and dungeons—Duality, Spire of the Watcher, and Root of Nightmares—which give a boosted chance to receive the Exotic weapon drop for that raid or dungeon once completed. In Season 21, we’re adding boosted Triumphs to legacy content with randomly dropped Exotic weapons to bring them up to our standard for raids and dungeons. We added them to existing Triumphs and are retroactive, so if you already have done the requisite Triumphs, you immediately start getting a boost!
Last Wish: One Thousand Voices
Deepstone Crypt: Eyes of Tomorrow
|TRIUMPH ||RATE BOOST |
|Petra's Run ||+3 |
|The New Meta ||+2 |
|Thunderstruck ||+1 |
|Sunburn ||+1 |
|Night Owl ||+1 |
|Habitual Wisher ||+1 |
|Challenges:Coliseum ChampionSummoning RitualStrength of MemoryKeep OutForever Fight ||+1 per (5 total) |
|TRIUMPH ||RATE BOOST |
|Survival of the Fittest ||+3 |
|Freezing Point ||+1 |
|Control Group ||+2 |
Copies of Copies
Of All Trades
The Core Four+1 (4 total) Complications:
5 Seconds to Paradise
Ready, Set, Go!+1 per (4 total)
Vow of the Disciple: Collective Obligation
|TRIUMPHS ||RATE BOOST |
|Risen from the Deep ||+3 |
|Master Difficulty "Vow of the Disciple" ||+2 |
|Together in the Deep ||+1 |
Looping Catalyst+1 (4 total) Complications:
On My Go
Handle With Care
Glyph to Glyph
Symmetrical Energy+1 per (4 total)
Vault of Glass: Vex Mythoclast
|TRIUMPHS ||RATE BOOST |
|Flawless Vault of Glass ||+3 |
|Master Glasser ||+1 |
Wait For It...The Only Oracle For YouOut of Its WayRabid RelicEyes on Antheon+1 per (5 total) Complications:
Strangers in Time
+1 per (5 total)
Kingsfall: Touch of Malice
|TRIUMPHS ||RATE |
|Crux of the King ||+3 |
|One True King ||+1 |
The Grass is Always GreenerDevious ThieveryGaze AmazeUnder ConstructionHands Off +1 per (5 total) Complications:
The Floor is Lava
Overwhelming Power +1 per (5 total)Finest Matterweave and Rainmaker Deprecation
As part of our ongoing efforts to simplify the economy of Destiny 2, it's time to say goodbye to the Finest Matterweave and Rainmaker consumable items. Starting in Season 21, these items will no longer drop from any source in the game. In any instance where players would have received a Finest Matterweave, they will receive 1 Enhancement Core instead. And whenever players would have gotten a drop of a Rainmaker, they will instead earn 3,000 Glimmer.
Furthermore, all existing instances of these items in players’ inventories can be consumed to directly grant their associated materials.
We haven't made wide-ranging updates to Vanguard bounties in a while, so we took a pass to make them friendlier!
- All existing instances of Finest Matterweave can be Dismantled for 1 Enhancement Core each.
- All existing instances of Rainmaker can be dismantled for 3000 Glimmer.Vanguard Bounty Updates
Existing daily bounties requiring you to get a specific type of kill—grenade, headshot, or any of the Special or Heavy weapons—now require twice as many kills to complete but can be done anywhere in the game, with increased progress in Vanguard Ops or Nightfalls. If you only plan on doing these in Vanguard activities, you should see no change in behavior.
We also added a number of new bounties:
Regarding repeatable bounties: all enemy-type kill bounties (Hive, Vex, Taken, Cabal, Fallen, Scorn) have significantly increased requirements, but can be advanced by killing any combatant in a Vanguard activity, with significantly increased progress for killing the correct type of combatant.
- Killing elites, mini-bosses, and Champions.
- Kills with elemental abilities, with bonuses for killing with a subclass verb.
- Complete 2 Vanguard activities.
We also added one new repeatable bounty—one for getting fireteam kills in a Vanguard activity.
Good Boy Protocol
Archie is returning in Season 21! Now that we’ve found him a permanent home in the Tower, we are re-introducing the Good Boy Protocol stat tracker and moving it to the Account/Career category. Your previous progress from Season 19 will also carry over!
Important Season Pass Info Starting with Season 21
As our teams continue to invest in crafting compelling Seasonal experiences for the year of Lightfall, there’s a heads-up we wanted to give regarding a small increase in the standalone Season Pass price, beginning with Season of the Deep. Here’s what you can expect:
This will be the new pricing for Season Passes in Lightfall’s year for those looking to maximize their rewards with each new Season, and we’ll be evaluating new approaches to post-launch content in the year of The Final Shape.
- Season Pass: 1,000 Silver -> 1,200 Silver
- Season Pass + 10 Ranks Bundle: 2,000 Silver -> 2,200 Silver
Pricing will remain unchanged for the Lightfall standard edition (which includes access to the current live Season at the time of purchase) and Lightfall + Annual Pass edition (which includes access to Seasons 20-23).
Trials: These Rewards Are Flawless and Weapon Changes on the Way Season 21 will be here before you know it, and luckily for Trials fans this means new rewards to earn are just around the corner. Next Season, Guardians will have a chance to unlock new Exotic cosmetic rewards when opening the Lighthouse rewards chest.
Hero’s Wake Exotic Ghost Shell
Valiant Memory Exotic Ship
Survivor’s Journey Exotic Sparrow
But that’s not all. We also have a new shader on the horizon called Glorious Patina that players will unlock the first time they open the Lighthouse rewards chest in Season 21.
This shader, and any shaders released in the future for Trials of Osiris, will be permanently unlocked once acquired. Transmog to your heart’s content, this beauty can be applied to any piece of equipment. Just as a head’s up: Glorious Patina will only be available to players who go Flawless during Season 21. Future Seasons will see the return of older Trials shaders (that were previously exclusive to Adept weapons) as rewards for completing the first Seasonal Flawless Ticket, and they will now be fully accessible and usable as on all your transmog-hungry gear.
For Season 21, here is what’s being added to Trials loot pool:
|SHADER NAME ||SEASON AVAILABLE AS FLAWLESS REWARD |
|Glorious Patina ||Season 21 |
|Bloodline Feud ||Season 22 |
|Vizier Regalia ||Season 23 |
The Messenger High-Impact Kinetic Pulse Rifle
Unexpected Resurgence Adaptive Arc Glaive
The Adept version of Unexpected Resurgence will be first available on the weekend of June 9, while the Adept version of The Messenger will be available on the weekend of June 16.
The following weapons will be removed from the standard loot pool in Season 21, but the non-Adept versions will be available via legacy focusing with Saint-14:
In Week 8, we ran a Trials Labs to test a new style of matchmaking for Trials of Osiris. Overall, the new system worked mostly as intended, but we did discover an issue with the Lobby Balancer which was causing high-skill solo players to often feel like matches were stacked against them. For some background, since we moved to using ticket-based matchmaking years ago, we have not been tracking skill in Trials and have not been utilizing any sort of skill-based lobby balancing either.
- The Inquisitor Shotgun
- Whistler’s Whim Bow
Let's Talk About Labs
The new matchmaking system allows us to match based on card-state and track skill, which we were planning to use for analytics purposes. Preemptively, we believed we had disabled the skill-based lobby balancing, as the intent of the new system was to maintain the randomized nature of the lobbies present in previous iterations of Trials. Unfortunately, this turned out to not be the case, and the previously latent lobby balancer came back online as soon as player’s skill values started to solidify over the weekend.
We were able to identify this issue through player reports in a timely manner and we have implemented a fix for Season 21, which will overwrite everyone in the Challenger pool’s skill with the same value, effectively randomizing the lobby balancing for all players pursuing Flawless. This fix will not be present in the Week 11 Labs during Season 20, but we will continue to monitor player feedback on the new system to make sure everything else is working as intended.
A second issue that came to our attention with the Week 8 Labs was that we did not communicate properly that, starting Sunday at reset, players who had already been Flawless could still farm Adept rewards on any 7-win card (even Flawed cards), like they could when the Flawless pool was active. For the Week 11 labs, we will be activating this feature starting as soon as Trials goes live on Friday. What this means is that, once you go Flawless, you can continue to play on that same 7-win card for the rest of the weekend (even if it is Flawed) and any win has a chance to grant you the Adept weapon for the week.
Because we have removed ticket-based matchmaking, if you want to help a friend get to the Lighthouse after you have already been, you do not need to reset your card, as the number of wins on it no longer influences the difficulty of the matches you will face. We believe this will make getting Flawless feel significantly more rewarding and should help to alleviate the friction between farming Adepts and helping other players to go Flawless.
Overall, the two soft pools system worked well, blending as needed to ensure connection quality stayed high and matchmaking times were fast, and the farming and stomp protection features both also functioned as designed in the Practice pool. For the Labs, we set the farming protection values aggressively, both to make sure they worked and to make sure that if anyone was attempting to farm, we would be able to catch them quickly before they could potentially cause issues. As stated, the intent of the system is to prevent nefarious people from attempting to abuse the Practice pool, not to prevent normal players from engaging with it if they choose to do so.
We believe we have captured the data we need to make accurate assessments, so we will be tuning the values for Season 21 to make it far less likely that any standard players get caught up by farming protection (we estimate less than 1% of the Trials population will even be eligible to trigger it moving forward, compared to approximately 5% during the first Labs weekend). This should allow the performance-based matchmaking used in the Practice pool to provide a high-quality experience for all players who choose to participate.
Anyway, enough about that. The real question is, “What is changing in Season 21 for Trials?” Glad you asked.
Trials of Osiris Intro Quest, Dominion, and More We want to make the Trials introductory quest more of an actual introduction to Trials and less of a “do a time-consuming thing before you can play Trials.”
In Season 20, new players are currently asked to get 50 Crucible kills, raise their Power level, and reset their Valor rank once. The last step is asking a lot and serves more as a barrier to entry for the mode than we’d like, in addition to not really preparing a player for the type of experience that Trials offers. New players are also not given any real reward for completing the quest outside of Trials access, which can feel bad given the time commitment required to complete it.
As such, we have made the following changes to the introductory quest for Trials:
As mentioned earlier in the Season, we are also updating a couple of our Trials Passage offerings to provide a better experience in the new system.
- Step 1
- Complete your Competitive placement matches (helps to get players introduced to 3v3 and revive game modes in an environment where they will be matched against similarly skilled opponents).
- Get 50 kills in Competitive.
- Raise your Power level.
- Step 2
- Pick up a Trials Passage.
- Play a game of Trials.
- Win 1 round of Trials.
- Get 1 elimination in Trials.
- A roll of the Astral Horizon Trials Shotgun!Triages Passages
In Season 21, we will be moving to Dominion as the core game mode for Trials. This is not a change we are making lightly, but after several Seasons of testing it in Trials Labs and analyzing both the positives and negatives, we believe this shift is in the best interest of Trials as a whole, for several reasons.
- Passage of Wealth
- Previously granted increased reputation on wins 3, 5, and 7 on a card.
- This is at odds with a system that wants you to continue playing on a 7-win card to get the most efficient progress and best rewards.
- In Season 21, this passage will grant +75 Trials rep for every win, along with an additional bonus for your current major rank in Trials, up to +150 total.
- This encourages players to stay on the same card and take advantage of the system granting more reputation for wins later in the card.
- Passage of Mercy
- In Season 21, this passage will forgive 2 losses if you have not yet been Flawless for the week.
- After going Flawless if you reset your card, it will revert to forgiving a single loss on each card.
- This will give all players a better chance of going Flawless for the first time each week, and for those players who can go Flawless without using both Mercies, it will give them additional opportunities to play for extra rewards while their first card remains Flawless.Dominion
We understand that switching to Dominion may make carrying other players to the Lighthouse a more difficult challenge due to the increased premium placed on solid teamwork, but it is important to note that those experiences must be weighed against the bulk of all player experiences in the playlist when we make decisions on what changes to implement.
- Offers a choice between playing Elimination and playing an objective.
- Offering an objective for players to focus on outside of kills can allow more types of players to contribute to winning.
- On average, games are 15% faster than standard Elimination games.
- The prevailing strategy for most Elimination games has devolved over the years to focus on passive play, waiting on someone to make a mistake and get picked, or just simply waiting for the zone to come up at the end of the round anyways.
- By spawning the zone earlier, it creates pressure for players to engage and fight earlier in the round and puts extreme passivity at a disadvantage.
- Objectives promote more varied engagements on the maps, as the zones direct players around the map and establish multiple defined fronts.
- Most engagements in standard Elimination happen at a single central location, generally centered around where the overtime zone will spawn.
- Having multiple zones allows for different permutations of rounds, based on team and zone spawn locations, which makes gameplay less static and pushes players to experience different engagement arenas on each map.
- Promotes a healthier sandbox variety in both weapons and subclasses.
- On weekends where we run Dominion, we see less consolidation around the general strongest elements in the sandbox and success is spread out amongst more weapon and subclass types.
- We have been hesitant to balance parts of the sandbox around a game mode that only rotated into Trials on occasion, but moving to it as the core mode will allow us to better focus on its sandbox and address the outliers in effectiveness that do exist.
- Provides us with more balancing levers to change the gameplay experience.
- If a map plays poorly in standard Elimination, there is little we can do to alter it.
- With Dominion, we have a larger number of levers we can use to modify how a map plays to provide the best and most balanced experience possible. For example, in Season 21 we will be changing the initial player and zone spawn locations on Burnout based on feedback from the first Season 20 Trials Lab.
- Teams will no longer spawn at Hall inside and East Yard outside, now both teams spawn between Tumbler and Yard on the East and West sides, and the zones will run down the center of the map at Middle Yard, Center, and Altar.
- Having multiple zones means we can make changes to maps more quickly to address concerns about flow or balance, allowing us to better manage asymmetrical maps.
We wanted to make some changes to gilding Flawless to better align it with the difficulty of gilding the Glorious title, and to focus more on rewarding players for their dedication and individual and team skill in the game mode.
The gilded Flawless requirements in Season 20 were as follows:
In Season 21, the requirements will change to the below:
- Get 180 kills.
- Collect 100 Rewards.
- Go Flawless with one of the Seasonal Exotic weapons equipped.
- Carry 2 players to Flawless.
- Win 7 games on a 7-win ticket.
We believe these changes better reflect the spirit of the game mode and show a level of core competency that is worthy of gilding the Flawless title.
- Get 500 kills.
- Earn 16 Trials ranks (reset Trials reputation once).
- Go Flawless and get 50 kills with one of the Seasonal Exotic weapons equipped.
- You do not need to get 50 kills with the weapon itself, you just need to have it equipped while you get 50 kills.
- Skill of the One – While on a ticket with 0 losses with the Light for the Lost emblem equipped:
- Win 20 games.
- Acquire the following medals.
- Double Kell (rapidly eliminate 2 opponents) – 10x.
- Skull Breaker (deal the most total damage to opponents in a match) – 5x.
- The Beginning (land the first elimination of a match) – 5x.
- Strength of the Many – While on a ticket with 0 losses with the Flawless Empyrean Emblem equipped:
- Win 20 games.
- Acquire the following medals.
- Flight of the Pigeon (win a match in which your team never trailed) – 10x.
- Paradoxically Perfect (as a team, win a round in which each player eliminates a different opponent, and no opponent is revived) – 10x.
- Time Trials (as a team, win a round within 20 seconds) – 5x.
Yo, Dawg, Got Any More of Those Emblems? For this new iteration of Trials, we wanted to provide a special, deterministic reward to allow players to prove their skill above and beyond simply going Flawless. This emblem will be rewarded to players when they open the Flawless chest at the Lighthouse if they did not trail during any of their wins on their Flawless run (meaning you must get a Flight of the Pigeon medal for every win). Highly skilled players may be able to achieve this feat on their first Lighthouse run, but for others, it may be a significantly more challenging achievement, and we hope the emblem will be something players are proud to show off that they have earned.
Speaking of Trials... Map voting results here. Too soon to call now, but Rusted is in the lead.
Guardians voted and the results are in. Go out there and make ‘ol Saint-14 proud with Rusted Lands. For those personally invested in the results of this (which… we get it), here’s how Convergence and Disjunction fared in the voting polls:
Now time for some freebies. It’s that time again, time for players with Prime Gaming to snag some free gear with a new Destiny 2 bundle that’s up for grabs. Here’s what you can get for May’s drop:
- Disjunction 30%
- Convergence 29%
- Rusted Lands 41% ##Free Prime Gaming Gear? Free Prime Gaming Gear. Let’s Do This.
For any Guardians that may want a refresher on what Prime Gaming even is, it is a program with Amazon Prime that offers players a select few Exotics and Legendary goodies to unlock. It’s super easy to use too. Just sign up for your Prime Gaming account and link it to your Bungie.net account. (If you have Amazon Prime, congrats! You also have Prime Gaming.) Once signed in, you can select the spiffy cosmetics link to claim them, and then they’ll be waiting for you in the Tower with Rahool the next time you log in.
- Hit the Bag Exotic Emote
- Phalanx Exotic Ghost Shell
- Alton’s Ambus Legendary Sparrow
- Pumping Iron Legendary Ghost Holo Projection
You Get Free Wallpaper, You Get Free Wallpaper, Everybody Gets Free Wallpaper! You know the drill, let’s just drop some freebie wallpaper for you to enjoy. Your computer can’t compute if it ain’t cute.
Desktop Guardian Games Wallpapers
Image Linkimgur** Mobile-Friendly Wallpapers**
Player Support Report This year’s official DPS endorsement goes to the Warlocks.
The games are live and so is our updated Known Issues list. Our wonderous Player Support team is back with more updates on the state of the game and what’s coming down the immediate pipeline.
Known Issues List Help Forum Bungie Help Twitter
Guardian Games has returned and will run from May 2 until May 23 at the weekly reset. Check out our Guardian Games help article for more information on the event and how to compete for your team!
Hotfix 184.108.40.206 was released earlier this week on Tuesday, May 2. Players can view the full list of fixes and updates that are now live in the 220.127.116.11 Patch Notes.
UPGRADED EVENT CARD
Players who purchase the upgraded Event Card should ensure that they have opened the Guardian Games Event Pack bundle, located in their Wrapped Items or Consumables Inventory, in order to claim the instant-unlock items. Players who do not claim the bundle from the Event Card prior to the end of Guardian Games will not receive their items.
While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum.
- The node for normal Supremacy matchmaking is missing its description.
- Some Guardian Games quests are only progressing with Bronze medals, or medals from the recreational Vanguard Guardian Games playlist.
- Wish-Ender does not penetrate extended Phalanx or Hydra shields.
- In the Lake of Shadows Nightfall, wiping in the final boss room will cause some enemies and Champions in a previous room to respawn, blocking Platinum rewards.
- The Vexcalibur catalyst Triumph is not completing.
- Some gilded titles are no long
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2023.04.30 05:58 ShahSafwat_1488 I Made A Jaguar XJ220C LeMans Wallpaper For People Who Love Cars And More specifically 90s Jaaags
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2023.04.29 01:38 IFKarona Why Nat Was Wearing Purple—or Heliotrope?—in “Pilot” and the Answer to an Unasked Question
We have been seeing a frequently asked question as of late: Why is it that when we see 2021 Nat for the first time she is meditating near water and wearing purple? I hope to answer that here. And I want to answer a related question, one that we have not been asking but I think we should:
Why is it that when we see 2021 Lottie and her heliotrope-clad followers for the first time she is standing near a lake, just as she was when Laura Lee died? Contents
1. Nat, Lottie, and Laura Lee
- Nat, Lottie, and Laura Lee
- Ulysses, the Odyssey, and Parallax
- Apollo and Pissedon (Sic)
- Purple People and Heliotropes
- Putting It All Together
First, note that the characters in these scenes are central to the narrative. In “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” (S2E01) it became clear that the formation of the Lottie-Nat-Travis triangle has had some fateful fall out (not all of which we have seen yet).
But the formation of this triangle would not have been in the cards, had it not been for the passing of the fire (too soon?) from Laura Lee to Lottie. 2. Salvation
Nat, Lottie, and Laura Lee are all saviors or would-be saviors. We know from the 2021 Yellowjackets that Nat is somehow responsible for insuring that the survivors made it out of the wilderness. In 1996 Lottie saved the Yellowjackets from hunger by killing the bear. And Laura Lee, of course, died trying to save the Yellowjackets.
Each of the three scenes we are concerned with is directly related to idea of salvation or redemption. Considering that addicts often feel that they have character flaws they have to work on, we might also call this the end of a redemption arc. In any case, by graduating from rehab Nat in some sense experienced salvation.
When we first see 2021 Lottie she is talking about salvation and, more specifically, introducing the idea that one is responsible for one’s own salvation. (We will return to this idea below.)
We have already noted the obvious connection between Laura Lee’s death and salvation. What’s more, water is associated with baptism, which is itself associated with redemption. 3. Ulysses, the Odyssey, and Parallax
If you have read more than a couple of my other posts, you knew this was coming. If you feel like you more or less know what I am going to say here, you can safely skip to Section 4.
At this point I consider it a foregone conclusion that Yellowjackets
alludes heavily to the James Joyce novel Ulysses
, the structure of which reflects the fact that Joyce was indebted to the Odyssey
. (Follow the links if you want to see me argue these points extensively.) Ulysses
contains numerous uses of the words “salvation”; “redemption”; “wilderness”; “bees”; “honey”; “buzz”; “football”, which is how Joyce referred to soccer; “purple”; and most intriguing for our purposes, “heliotrope”.
The conceit of Ulysses
and, I believe, of Yellowjackets
is parallax. Parallax is the difference between two perspectives, which when accounted for allows for the accurate measurement of depth. It is because the human brain accounts for parallax without conscious effort that a person with two functioning eyes can perceive depth. I would not be surprised to learn that nearly every scene in Yellowjackets
alludes to Ulysses
. In any case, Ulysses
and parallax are the keys to unlocking the significance of all its recurring imagery. 4. Apollo and Pissedon (Sic)
As I said in the post on Ulysses
I linked to above, there are three baptisms in Season One—let’s call them the swimming pool baptism, Lottie’s baptism, and the plane baptism—and they are pivotal to the series. This makes sense because the pivotal moment in Ulysses
is when Leo Bloom, whom Laura Lee parallels, and Stephen Dedalus, whom Lottie parallels, urinate together. The solar penumbra that frames the lifeguard’s face and later Laura Lee’s face reminds us that Leo and Steve did their business in the penumbra of Leo’s garden. (Remember how I said that there is probably an allusion to Joyce in every
scene? Yes, I shit you not, that even includes the various scatalogical references in Yellowjackets
.) Of course, the structure of the episode is very Joycean. Taken out of context, each of these baptisms would lose most of their significance. It is only when we compare and contrast them that the depth of their religious imagery becomes apparent.
The solar imagery is not incidental either. As u/Window1798
has noted, throughout the episode Laura Lee is associated with the sun and, more specifically, Apollo. Ulysses
mentions Apollo, and in the Odyssey
Apollo is the g‑d who helps Odysseus and his companions. The writers were also likely thinking of Constantine’s conversion from paganism to Christianity. Constantine had previously honored the sun as Sol Invictus, and rather ironically he is said to have converted to Christianity after seeing the sign of the cross (or a chi rho) in rays of sunlight. The writers might have also had a pun in mind—“sun” sounds like “son”, after all. Either way, it is probably not a coincidence that Laura Lee sees sunlight behind the lifeguard’s head when she is rescued from her swimming pool baptism, that the sunlight is reflected in the cross, or that in every other scene where Laura Lee is present she is wearing a golden cross.
Of course, not all the deities were on Odysseus’ side. His perils at sea were multiplied by Poseidon. In Ulysses
Joyce invokes Poseidon with “pissedon” (we have already noted a connection between urine and water above). u/creaturelogic
recently left an amazing comment
, noting that there is a parallel between losing the white moose and Minos’s failure to sacrifice the white bull to Poseidon. This is an allusion to Ulysses
’ “the white bull mentioned the Apocalypse”. There is no white bull in the book of Revelation or anywhere else in the Christian Scriptures; this was Joyce’s way of alluding to the apocalyptic fallout of Minos’s misstep, which, not incidentally, was feeding human persons to the Minotaur*. Perhaps it could also be said that the swimming pool baptism was “botched” and her plane baptism ended in death because Laura Lee failed to offer herself to Poseidon unlike Lottie, who gave herself completely to the sea. Much of the imagery invoked by Team Supernatural** is not the writers saying, “There is definitely something supernatural at work here,” but, “The lake parallels Ulysses
’ sea, which is itself laden with religious significance, and the Odyssey’s
(*Further evidence that the writers have been thinking about the Minotaur comes in Lottie’s hallucination in “Old Wounds” (S2E04). There is some relatively obvious Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
imagery here, and I suppose you would not be surprised to learn that Joyce alludes to Carroll in Ulysses
. But seeing what Lottie sees after she goes underground while hearing Alanis Morissette sing “No return / No reason” also reminds us of the confounding nature of the subterranean labyrinth. It makes sense that Lottie, who parallels Daedalus by way of Stephen Dedalus, and Laura Lee, who parallels Icarus by way of Leopold Bloom, would both be there. After all it was Daedalus and Icarus who constructed the labyrinth.)
(**I am not on Team Rational either. I am on Team The-Writers-Are-Using-Both-Potential-Supernatural-and-Potential-Rational-Explanations-to-allude-to-literary-classics-and-that-is-hella-cool. Don’t @ me.)
All this casts other scenes of the series in a new light. For example, as u/TooCool4Shoe notes
, after Sammy demands that Taissa give him back his doll Manny in “Dollhouse” (S1E02) we briefly see what looks like a cross until the camera focuses and we see that what we were looking at was sun rays entering a window. In Ulysses
there is an instance of “Emmanuel”, a name Christians associate with their Father’s Son. Manny meets the same fate as the anthropophagous Cyclops Polyphemus, whose eye was gouged out by Odysseus. Polyphemus himself was the son of a g‑d, namely Poseidon. Poseidon symbolically avenges his son’s death when Taissa places Biscuit’s head and heart on the altar as implied in “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi” (S1E10). In the Odyssey
Odysseus’ blood-pumping muscles are referred to as his “barking heart”. (On a related note, in Ulysses
the word “dogskull” occurs in the description of a dog’s carcass.) 5. Purple People and Heliotropes
But what, pray tell, does any of this have to do with purple people and heliotrope-clad acolytes? The word “heliotrope” corresponds to more than just a color. It can refer to a mineral also known as bloodstone. It can refer to a flower; in mythology a nymph named Clytie whose love for Apollo went unrequited stood gazing at him from afar for so long that she turned into the flower. And, as u/starsneverrise1987 taught me
, a heliotrope is a sextant-like device. A heliotrope is ordinarily used in conjunction with a theodolite, an instrument that uses parallax to triangulate, which is to say use two known distances to determine an unknown distance.
Obviously, all these definitions are significant in Yellowjackets
, but here we need to keep in mind only three—the color, the flower, and the instrument. In the 2021 Nat’s first appearance in “Pilot”, the plane baptism scene in “Flight of the Bumblebee”, and 2021 Lottie’s first appearance in “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” the lake or sea is a prominent image, and I aim to demonstrate that the writers were invoking the heliotrope as well.
The presence of heliotrope or a similar color is obvious in “Pilot” and “Friends, Romans, Countrymen”. Note also, as u/starsneverrise1987
has done, that heliotropes work by reflecting sunlight, and in “Dollhouse” (S1E03) Lottie sees a bright flash that draws her attention to the cabin. If the bright flash was a heliotrope, this marks three occasions on which the writers have associated a heliotrope with a large body of water.
But where is the heliotrope in the plane baptism scene? We know that the writers were thinking of parallax because Laura Lee’s teddy bear Leonard (the name unsurprisingly alludes to Ulysses
) has only one eye, perhaps suggesting that Laura Lee failed to look at the previous two baptisms in parallax and see the depths of her and Lottie’s predicament; in any case, that bear lacks depth perception. Further, we know that we can get from parallax to heliotropes via the theodolite, but we would like to do one better than that. The answer, I think, comes in the fact that the writers often associate Laura Lee with floral imagery. True, we also see the other Yellowjackets dressed in flowers, but Laura Lee is the one who has flowers on her pyjamas, Laura Lee is the one who has floral wallpaper in her bedroom, and in the plane baptism scene Laura Lee is the only Yellowjacket who is wearing a floral print. But the heliotrope is not on her top; it is Laura Lee who is our heliotrope. She is the one who is focused on Apollo, which is to say the sun or the Son. 6. Putting It All Together
I suspect that much as is the case with the words “heliotrope” and “sun”, the writers have been thinking about the polysemy of the word “triangulation”. They are thinking not only about how one measures a distance but about aligning oneself with another in order to best a third party. We know the creators are well-acquainted with reality television and thus with the fact that the key to surviving when stranded with a group is to build alliances.
Returning to the matter of heliotropes, there is another question we should have been asking: Why doesn’t Lottie wear heliotrope? Perhaps you have already deduced the answer. In “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” she is wearing gold. Why? She tells us why: She believes that she is the only one who can save her. She does not want her hope of salvation to be crushed again as it was when she watched her beloved heliotrope die. Like most of the other Yellowjackets she has an understanding of what one must do to survive that has not matured since young adulthood. In the same scene she tells us, the audience, that in her philosophy she has substituted herself for Laura Lee’s Father’s Son. She does not want to be a heliotrope, she wants to be the sun.
I believe that there is an irony in the plane baptism scene. Before “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” aired I had a hunch
that the scene provides a clue as to how the Yellowjackets were rescued—or how they saved themselves. I felt vindicated after seeing Lottie tell her followers that a person can be saved by no one but themselves while she once again stood on a lakeside. In her death Laura Lee (unwittingly) drew her teammates’ attention to the answer, and I believe it has something to do with the fact that the only places on earth where we can see the true horizon are the ones where the water meets the sky. Originally I thought this was because the horizon is what one sees when one looks through a sextant. Could someone with a heliotrope or theodolite make use of the horizon in a similar way? (That is not a rhetorical question. If you know more about heliotropes or theodolites than I do, please let me know!) I don’t know, but I think that when the credits of the last episode roll we will see that Laura Lee came a lot closer to success than we initially realized.
There is another layer to what Lottie says in “Friends, Romans, Countrymen”. Lottie was explaining how parallax works. Within the characters we see on our screens, the characters’ true selves are buried beneath what is immediately apparent, and we must go deep if we want to understand them.
We can generalize on this and say that that goes for people in general. James Joyce’s novel is not especially didactic, but there is a moral dimension to one of the episodes (sections) within it: Joyce makes it clear that there is nothing morally defensible to be found in the views of “the Citizen”, the antisemitic nationalist who is the novel’s Cyclops. Not as an activist but as an educator, I would be remiss if I failed to point out that the timing of the series suggests that the creators have in mind this same moral dimension. As a Jew and a lesbian trans woman, I am horrified by the recent passing of draconian legislation that makes it difficult for trans people to safely exist in red states. The writers presumably did not predict this development, but they were aware of the antecedents when they wrote at a time when the COVID death count was approaching one million because the Republican Party was putting politics before human life, and make no mistake, that is exactly what they are doing with this latest round of legislation. I am a 90s girl who graduated from a Christian school in what was already one of the redder parts of the Midwest, and my Bible-quoting Republican evangelical Christian history teacher told me and my classmates in no uncertain terms that Christians should not be nationalists. It is not normal for US politicians of any major party or any major religion to embrace the term nationalism, as people like Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene have done, and more importantly, it is not right. As a student of history, I can tell you we are long past the point that it is hyperbole to compare the Republican Party of 2023 to the Nazi Party of 1938. The creators are telling us that if we want to perceive like human beings and live together like human beings, we have to try to see the world from each other’s perspectives. The alternative is dying while gnawing at each other like dogs.
Until very recently I had no intention of coming out as a trans woman on this account. I felt like I faced enough transmisogyny in the offline world. But as Audre Lorde once said, “Your silence will not protect you.” I do not know where I will be or what state the country of my birth will be in when the last episode of Yellowjackets
airs. If you are in the US, that is for you and people like you to decide.
Be kind to each other, lovelies. 💜 Edit:
I have made some tweaks related to grammar, markdown, style, and clarity.
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2023.04.28 16:02 CopernicusNerd Looking for an old school Final Fantasy webpage from the 90s
I posted this a while ago to no avail, but now I'm going down a rabbit hole and wondering if anyone else could help. I’m desperate and my OCD is making me crazy lol.
I have been trying to remember a website from the mid to late 90s that was based entirely around old school final fantasy games (ff4 5 6 come to mind). It was definitely made with geocities or angelfire or something, but it was actually pretty impressive with sprites and awesome pixel backgrounds that made it look like it was from a SNES game. The look and feel is VERY similar to Final Fantasy Legend 2 (SaGa II) (fantasyanime.com)
The site was built as if it were a video game map of a town, based on Moogles or Chocobos or something, there were sprites of final fantasy characters that you can click on and talk to, (I think?) seriously I think it had like pop up speech bubbles.
I’m pretty sure it was a fan website, and you can download midi music of the final fantasy games, as well as artwork, wallpaper and I even think at some point emulation stuff for translated ff games that weren’t in the US releases. It just looked like a final fantasy town or something.
Now I don’t know if I’m making this up - maybe it was a completely different site. Maybe I’m imagining it or it’s part of that made up memory thing like bearenstein / barenstein bears. Lol.
Anyway, if anyone can help me with the name of the site or if this even existed that would be awesome. I was thinking it was something like mognet , moogle net, Chocobo net or something.
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2023.04.23 18:43 Noy2222 Bed Bath & Beyond Bankruptcy Filing Prompts Nationwide Scramble for 20% Off Coupons from Junk Drawers
NEW YORK—In a move that has sent shockwaves through the nation, Bed Bath & Beyond, the retail giant known for its cavernous stores and ubiquitous 20%-off coupons, has filed for bankruptcy, sparking a nationwide frenzy among citizens frantically searching for their long-hoarded coupons.
“We regret to announce that our reign as the monarch of the home goods kingdom has come to a tragic end,” a statement at the top of the company's website said, prompting countless Americans to sprint toward their junk drawers, glove compartments, and basements in search of the iconic blue-and-white coupons. “We're aware that many of our customers have been stockpiling our coupons for decades, and we'd like to assure you that you have three days to use them before they become as valuable as monopoly money.”
The statement also noted that, despite the bankruptcy filing, Bed Bath & Beyond will continue to accept gift cards until May 8, leading to a nationwide surge in heart rates as shoppers wondered whether to prioritize their coupons or gift cards.
“I've been waiting for this day since the 90s. My closet is a treasure trove of 20% off coupons!” exclaimed Carol McAllister of Akron, Ohio, as she dug through a stash of coupons, some dating back to the Clinton administration. “I always knew these babies would come in handy. I'm gonna buy so many towels and shower curtains, my home will look like a Bed Bath & Beyond showroom!”
As hordes of coupon-wielding customers descended upon the retailer's 360 locations, experts noted that the company's slow response to e-commerce and the rise of online shopping led to its demise. Co-founder Warren Eisenberg admitted in a recent interview, “We missed the boat on the internet,” a sentiment echoed by shoppers nationwide who were seen frantically attempting to enter coupon codes on the company's website.
The company's announcement also triggered a wave of existential crises among Americans who pondered the meaning of life without Bed Bath & Beyond coupons.
“What am I supposed to do with all these coupons now? Wallpaper my house with them?” lamented a distraught shopper in Dallas, Texas, who was seen shuffling through a binder of meticulously organized coupons. “These were supposed to be my golden tickets to home goods paradise!”
The company stated that it plans to offer deep discounts on its products as part of its going-out-of-business sales. However, some customers remained skeptical.
“I don't know if I can trust their deep discounts,” said a cautious shopper in New York City. “I need to see that 20% off in blue and white. It's the only way I know how to shop.”
At press time, Bed Bath & Beyond executives were reportedly considering rebranding as "Bed Bath & Beyond Redemption" and emerging from bankruptcy as an online-only retailer specializing in vintage 20%-off coupons.
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2023.04.19 18:02 DynamiteWitLaserBeam Does anyone remember the Australian show Beyond 2000 which showed 1980s cutting edge science and the applications it might have in the year 2000 and beyond?
I used to love watching reruns of this show on American TV in the early 90s and found this 1987 episode on the internet archive
. A few things they said we'd have by now: talking menus and wallpaper, sunscreen made with artificial coral, and a $120k off road Lamborghini (which I guess we do have in the form of the Rambo Lambo of the 1980s). Plus it starts with a bonus trailer for Mel Brooks' To Be or Not To Be and a quick news brief in which Australia itself kills, or tries to kill, several people in a few unrelated events (don't ever change, Australia!).
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2023.04.19 15:01 999999008 My 2g pe trip
I started off at around 10:20 and wasn't having a good time until the end, when I was tripping I had my dog with me and was so worried I would hurt them or myself while tripping, I had that 90s show playing and holy shit the wallpaper in reds house while on shrooms Is insane. When it peaked it was horrible I can't even lie when I would sit up my position would shift like I was standing on the wall and then my room starting spinning, I also thought I died but when my trip ended it was like coming back to life. I would definitely do it again if I were with some closer friends I did them by myself.
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2023.04.11 10:56 alijam100 Uncovered an old wall. Plastering advice?
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I've recently started redecorating a room in my house. It had wallpaper from the 90s which we've managed to strip off. Underneath we found that the top few layers of plaster were blown so we broke it off back to where it was reasonably stable. submitted by alijam100 to DIYUK [link] [comments]
What's underneath looks like concrete/cement. What do I need to plaster back over this? I've got a load of easifill which I'm competent (ish) with. Do I need some kind of bonding coat? I've seen some people use PVA but that's become a bit of a debated topic these days so wasn't sure if it's still the done thing.
Any advice is much appreciated!
EDIT: Underneath is a material called clay lump. I'm very aware that concrete/cement is the worst thing for this material however I'm not yet prepared to rip up the whole room to rectify this. I'm planning to make the space livable for now then in a few years properly sort it when I have the budget
2023.04.11 02:54 Obyrion Some 90's car themed phone wallpapers
2023.04.10 12:44 zaddawadda Some 90's car themed phone wallpapers
2023.04.10 08:35 metsnewyork19861969 ‘90s New York Knicks wallpaper
2023.04.07 17:15 Fun_Entertainment_28 Remember how the old Pizza Hut looked like?
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I remember 2 distinct looks that Pizza Hut had over the years, mainly the mid 00s. 1st Pizza Hut I can remember was in Mississippi which was stuck in the 90s era with how looked and the other in mid 00s having crazy looking art as wallpaper. I can't find the interior of the ones from the mid 00s - late 00s (unsure), but I can only find the art it used to have. submitted by Fun_Entertainment_28 to Zillennials [link] [comments]
2023.04.07 06:53 Crabowithastabo Was wondering if someone could help me put together a little collection of wallpapers with the older anime style, I'm talking like 70s-90s. Like Ashika no Joe, Star Blazers, and low cowboy bebop?
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2023.04.04 15:58 Ivan_the_Stronk I want to set up a cheap early 2000s laptop clone as a fun project - any suggestions?
Hello, long story short I want to get a super cheap laptop and install something like Windows XP/95 on it and just have it as a fun project set up with old games and such. Even better if I can make it look silly and/or cursed with some custom wallpapers and boot screens.
I know an old blocky pc would be more suited maybe, but I kinda dig the vibes of the older cunky laptops and they are more convenient as a whole package. Not looking for anything period correct its more just a fun idea I had. I was thinking maybe some old Thinkpad since they seem robust and I think they should be able to run stuff like old 90s early 2000s games?
However I don't actually know that much about old laptops so if anyone has any more hands-ons experience and knowledge on what would work best and would be dirt cheap let me know.
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2023.04.01 19:33 friendswithdarkness Do you mind weighing in on options to change my entire home HVAC system?
Hey ya'll. I'd love to get a few extra perspectives on the options I'm considering for changing my entire home HVAC system to get central air conditioning. Home
- 1913 Foursquare.
- Located in Hudson Valley, NY.
- Three finished floors, 3000 square feet.
- Unfinished basement is a workshop that is currently conditioned by a dehumidifier and residual heat from the boiler.
- Insulated and conditioned attic space.
- Uninsulated walls – no plans to change this by recommendation of professionals unless we redo the envelope from the exterior sometime down the road.
- Updated windows.
- Air sealing (rim joist, etc) to be done.
- We're doing all major renovations right now before finishing all the rooms (skim coating, wallpaper, etc). For example, we've run new electric through the majority of the house and updated all the plumbing. We believe this is the time to make decisions on HVAC.
- Two zone, hydronic baseboard heat.
- 30 year old oil boiler.
- 10 year old water heater.
- Window unit A/Cs.
- Thermostat set to 65 during day, drops to 59 during the evening.
- Keeps us warm, but with oil prices between $4-$5 over the last year, it costs $1000/month to heat our house in the winter months.
- Electric currently costs .20/kwh
- Central air conditioning. The indoor temperature throughout the summer months can get into the 80s and 90s and humidity has been near 100%. We generally camp out in rooms that have window A/C. We work and spend a lot of time at home, and would like to be comfortable throughout the house during the summer months. We can also control humidity.
- Installation cost: The initial investment with rebates.
- Maintenance cost: The financial and time cost to maintain the HVAC system over a 20 year period.
- Operating cost: The cost to run the system, accounting for fluctuations in fuel costs.
- Aesthetics: The overall appearance of the installed system.
- Comfort: How the system feels through four seasons in an old home.
- Single fuel: Remove boiler and water heater, convert to a Mitsubishi Hyper Heat (or similar) ducted system. Ducting and air handlers added to basement and attic. Zoned. Would likely add a mini-split to attic finished space, and would need to find a method for heating the basement in winter months. Heat pump water heater. Quotes for this setup have come in between 60-80k without rebates.
- Duel fuel A: Replace oil boiler, add Mitsubishi Hyper Heat (or similar) ducted system, keep hydronic baseboard heat as backup for higher electric or cooler temperature. Quoted roughly 75k for this.
- Duel fuel B: Replace oil boiler, add Mitsubishi Hyper Heat (or similar) ducted system, remove baseboards and install hydroair as backup for higher electric or cooler temperature. Quoted 60k for this setup using existing boiler.
- Single fuel: By far the cheapest installation cost and lower maintenance cost given it is a single system. However, will single fuel be reliable enough in colder temps? Will we be without heat if something breaks for a longer period of time? What happens if electric prices increase substantially? Will we be using heat strips more often than we'd like?
- Duel fuel A: We greatly dislike the look of hydronic baseboard heat, and there are financial reasons to remove it (we'll have to cover them with custom millwork if we don't remove them), but supposedly, it's a very comfortable way of heating the house. Boiler would likely heat the basement in the winter. Do we want to continue using an oil system and maintaining a boiler? We will definitely need to get a new boiler going this route.
- Duel fuel B: This often looks like the best option, allowing us to hedge fuel costs, have residual heat from the boiler in the basement and have backup in case something breaks or the temperature gets very cold, but we are still maintaining two systems, getting a new boiler, all for a forced air system that most on Reddit claim is subpar to hydronic baseboard heat.
Questions for this group:
- Would you feel comfortable going single fuel? This the simplest route and likely the cheapest. Ideally we'd just ditch oil altogether and not buy another boiler.
- Is baseboard heat really that much better? There is a strong desire to get rid of our baseboard heat. If we don't, we are literally just adding an additional system and ducting for A/C.
- Are there other factors/tradeoffs I should be weighing?
- Are there other system options I should explore?
Thank you for the help.
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2023.04.01 17:21 beoheed A High Waisted Pants Update and Other Musings
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As some of you may remember I posted a thread about finding high waisted pants without breaking the bank, for my paunchy short legged, long torso frame, a few months ago. One of the main reasons was that I was tired of how many pants with modern fits emphasized my paunch. Here and there I have teased a summary of the fruits of that thread
and it is finally time to write it. I will also include here a link to the google sheet I created for these pants for anyone who stumbles upon this later
although I think it needs some updating (there’s no Ben Davis at all. I need to get my measuring tape out!).
When I first started this pants revamp I intended to post a picture isolating the pants I’d purchased with just a white t-shirt so you could see exactly how they fit. To be honest I don’t have the patience for making that look nice and no one wants to see my stained undershirts so I decided an outfit compilation would work better, maybe even offer some inspiration as I settle into a personal style (note, as is occasionally discussed here “personal style” and “fashion” are not always the same, high waisted pants aren’t everyones cup of tea). Also, some pictures of my house, I should be wallpapering the nursery as I write this up!
A little about my inspirations: I grew up in the 90s watching a lot of culture from the late 30s-50s. In my late teens and 20s I became fascinated by the history of racing, particularly 50s-70s sports car and formula racing. I also come from a long line of Massachusetts social mediocrity (in a hierarchical sense) so if you take those ideas, and mix in some basics of Ivy style and a healthy dose of thrifting and seeking out American made goods you’ll have an idea of where I’m coming from.
One final point. I am 5’ 11.75” (don’t accuse me of fudging 6’!), and these pics have me at an average weight of 190 lbs (some a little higher, some a little lower). I measure between 36 and 36.5in waist with a 29 in inseam.
Now for the outfits, as noted there is one for each of the pants and pant styles I wanted to isolate:
First up, the not at all high rise pants: https://preview.redd.it/7ukw2kpccara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=21268cb6f9d668eec59134cdc3ef2601ad8ed507
This outfit is nothing special, I’m including it specifically to show how pants with a more modern rise look. The cords (size 34 with lots of stretch) are Levi’s, I believe 511, that I bought thrifting many years ago. The rugby shirt (medium) was from a Sears that was going out of business and the boots are Allen Edmonds’ Daltons all purchased right around the same time maybe 8(?) years ago. This is an outfit I’ve gotten compliments on, but it's not one that blows me away. It's posted merely for comparison of pants with a more modern fit.
Second, the first “high waisted” pants I bought: https://preview.redd.it/w4b755ijdara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=08a0b41add1bc88104e9a2ba3358161a34727705
These are the first of two Wallace and Barnes herringbone worker pants, 34 waist. Beneath those are Bushacres, keep a little basic bastard in the mix. Back to the main show, these were the first higher rise pants I bought with that fit in mind although they aren’t exceptionally high, sitting an inch or so below my belly button. The next pants will show what these look like with slightly more involved outfit but here they are as part of a subtle ivyish outfit with some thrifted madras, most importantly tucked to see the waist. Most of the day I was also wearing a vintage postal sweater (both that and the shirt are mediums). For those wondering, the watch is a Vostok on a band from Lake House Leathers (I miss you!) I bought years ago.
Third, same as above, but blue! https://preview.redd.it/ur6tthkhcara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7358dc5cbc70ee27f48b374335880f749c1a3eb5
Congratulations, you made it to the more interesting outfits. These are the same pants as above but in navy. No particular inspiration or attempt here, I walk to work but my classroom tends to be warm so layers and variation in sleeve length are key. From the bottom up, the boots are my other pair of Daltons, the shirt was a $5 ebay special with a small repair I had to make 2/3rds of the way between the placket and the underarm, the blazer is the first vintage Pendleton I ever bought in Blackwatch (it has some mothholes that don’t show and some chunky 70s buttons), both medium. My wife got me the hat from Ebbets Field Flannels for Christmas, The Hollywood Stars.
Fourth, our first appearance from Bronson: https://preview.redd.it/0qajtygodara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=235b943be0fb5ba6cd3b014aa6367dd46ee8e7e5
With the upcoming baby in my life (referenced in the last post) my wife and I went to Paris for a week, had to bring back a few pieces! We’ll go bottom to top here too, Gilman mocs by Rancourt bought on sale at David Woods in Portland ME. The pants are the 15 oz Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Jeans from Bronson MFG. They sit just above my belly button, just a little lower than the next pants, and obviously have quite broad legs. I’ve had to adjust some outfits to make them work, but I’ve been playing with fit a lot and trying to step away from the slim, “basic bastard” style look from the early 20teens. The henley is from Union Line, the sailing smock is Le Glazik (both mediumish) and the watch is a Seiko 5 dive watch (SNZH55K1) on a band whose origin I couldn’t tell you. My wife crocheted the watch cap!
Fifth, Bronson part 2, https://preview.redd.it/vzyjgbkvcara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b3d6a010f12d08f8eac50fd18de61781a52ffb08
I like to think of this as the William Frawley
fit. I was in a hurry the morning this was taken, that lineup between the shirt and pants… ugh. It certainly gives you a feel for the fit of these pants, which is high and loose and to be honest I love them. The shoes are Lems Boulder Boots I bought on sale as I am trying to work towards wearing mostly minimalist (or at least naturally fitting for my toes) shoes. The pants are Bronson’s 12.5 oz 8 Wale Corduroy Trousers, and the shirt is a heavyweight flannel from J Crew I bought at Savers.
These are the last of the Bronson so let me talk a little about my experience with them for a moment.
After I placed my order we had an email exchange about size and measurement. The person I talked to seemed to not quite know what to do with someone who knew their measurements as I did, trying to get me to compare them to my normal sizes instead of straight measurements. I am normally on the larger side of medium in US sizing and I seem to run as an XL in their sizing schema so keep that in mind. I’ve seen people concerned about finish, but, aside from some rivets with less rounded edges than I’m used to, I didn’t have any problems there. Shipping however is kind of set and forget, you order them and eventually they appear. Don’t plan an outfit next week (or even a 2-3 weeks out) as you'll probably be disappointed. That said, I just got in a few pairs of shorts from them that I’m excited to wear as the weather gets warmer, so don’t be turned off by all that. Overall they’ve been great pants at a great price!
Sixth the other jeans, https://preview.redd.it/uwn5glzsdara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1fd95a06027aa01afe2bdeb69bcb54820593cda5
It was supposed to be in the 60s (a little over 15 for those of you who prefer temperature systems named after Swedes) so I brought out some color. Another pair of Lems (Chukkas) are paired with Wrangler 13MWZs (size 36) these sit just a little below the Bronsons and have a strong “dad fit” vibe. I hemmed them to have minimal break, though they’re sitting a little low in this pic to see that well, and I tapered the calves just a little to have a more straight cut. The Aloha shirt is from Stock Mfg that was on clearance many years ago and the overshirt is Van Heusen, US made and I suspect from the 80s, it’s a large and fits loose so I really only use it like this. The hat is another Ebbets Field Flannels piece, this time for the Brooklyn Tip Tops, though being from Massachusetts everyone assumes it’s the Red Sox.
Seventh, Yeossal. https://preview.redd.it/xz448lr0dara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=09834b2de12bc6078fff43ea2907305ef78bf16b
I wish I could have afforded a few more of these! Also that I could have compared them directly to Casatlantic’s offerings, unfortunately money is finite… A little more 40s Hollywood inspiration in this fit. Also worthy of note, that spot on the pants was due to some dry erase marker (again I'm a teacher), it jumps out more in pictures than real life. The shoes are some Clarks I’ve had longer than I can remember. The pants, Yeossal’s Double Belted Gurkha Trousers in olive, fit high and really do have a hollywood vibe, the denim doesn’t have quite the flow you want it to and the metal buckles feel a little flimsy, but I’ve really enjoyed these pants and they haven’t given my any issues yet (aside from that stain!). I did have to send the first pair I got back as I went with a 34 and definitely needed a 36. The turnaround was super fast! Everything else in this outfit was thrifted, a (slightly too small and possibly Dior) sweater, a slim fit Jos A Bank shirt (both medium) with a red paisley tie. The Vostok makes a reappearance!
Eighth, deadstock. https://preview.redd.it/9advmbyycara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b581e9ff1cd0cf67bb9472fe7dac0b0700ba5794
Deadstock things tickle a special place in my brain. Being the first person to remove tags often put on before I was born brings an extra fun connection. Everything in this outfit barring the boots is deadstock or near it. The boots are Chippewa lineman's boots, and they are gosh darn comfy. The pants are Gung-Ho a Stan Ray subbrand. I would buy a million of these if I could, the rise could be a little bit higher but they are comfortable, the fabric is heavyweight and durable feeling, but not restrictive, the fit is straight but not baggy, I would tell you to buy them but I want them all for myself!! I sized them at 36 and they fit like a dream. One word of caution, the reviews about americanwear’s shipping times (where I bought them from) are no joke, you’ll get your pants… eventually. Moving up the shirt is one of two identical Big Ben shirts (both medium) I thrifted many years ago, worn out paper tags still attached. One I made fit more slim and the other I left alone, this one latter of those. The french chore coat is just that. The friperie I bought it from had already removed the tags but it doesn’t look like it had ever been worn, not brand here, just blue french herringbone bliss. Finally the Seiko makes a reappearance.
Ninth, the penoutifit (got to practice those dad jokes!) https://preview.redd.it/dg16e995dara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a7dadc114ac764d745fc50dcf0a9d42070b9ab43
I was reluctant to try out Ben Davis, they can be a little catch-as-catch-can in terms of what is in stock, but I managed to snag these navy trim fit pants. They go well with a lot of my shoes including the Iron Rangers seen here. They are a little lighter weight than the previously mentioned Gung Hos and sit a little higher. These are the second pair I ordered. I’ll address the first pair in my next outfit. I think the best thing that can be said about these is that they are pants, highly functional pants, the shape of the pocket is interesting if I had to have something jump out at me? This sweatshirt is from Bayside (cheap, union made, and a little long in the torso). I added a vintage Honda mechanics patch from eBay to the back. Finally, the jacket is a special one to me, if you search “a2z jacket” you can find them secondhand. When I first got into motorsport many years ago I bought one of these jackets new in XL. It’s a replica of some apparel seen in the Steve McQueen 1971 cinematic masterpiece, Le Mans
). It lived with me through some dumb college shenanigans (for example I had to stitch up the side thanks to side impact airbag once), as years passed I added patches for teams I support, tracks I’ve been to, and series I’ve seen (or raced in), I also lost 100lbs, so I eventually bought one on eBay in my new size and swapped over the patches. I wear a lot of vintage clothes but this one takes the crown for the most comments, compliments, and conversation (it’s also the only one I’ve had people offer to buy literally off my back, more than once!
). For those playing at home, the Seiko takes the lead!
Tenth, paying the dog tax or how I learned to stop worrying and dress like a dad. https://preview.redd.it/d0owvy9vdara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=8c989da041e803a535f687cb8273d29fd5f95ec5 https://preview.redd.it/kd40u9vwdara1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c573a0441187421a8eba1e044f6770a21368eded
These are the original fit Ben Davis pants. Let me start with the shoes though. They are Xero Aptos, which were just replaced by the Sunrise, these can be described perfectly in the words of one of my students, “those shoes look… comfortable”, teenagers are mean, mean but technically correct, they’re super comfy! The fit on these pants was intimidating, the legs are loose on me to the point where I get a draft sometimes. How did they do it in the 90s? The waist is as high as the Bronsons. I’m going to work to do more with them. The sweatshirt is another Bayside, this time with a vintage Goodyear patch affixed. The hat my wife got me at a local dog bakery (for those of you from central MA, Quite Fetching Barkery). The dog is Butters, she’s cute when she isn’t being a monster, her theme song
. The watch is a Casio F-91W, combo breaker!
In addition to some high waisted shorts I’ll be experimenting with from Bronson and Ben Davis, ones that are currently living in my closet and waiting for warmer days, I plan to buy a few more high waisted pants. I have a wedding coming up with an “old Florida” theme that may end up with me finally adding some Casatlantics (probably the Mogador). I also want to add a few pants from brick and morter menswear shops, like O'Connells, something similar to the Yeosalls but with a drapier fabric and a little more variety in weight. I find I’m more comfortable and way more willing to experiment with my outfits. I’m also going to make an effort to pop into more WAYWT threads, for better or worse.
Now feel free to ask me questions, provide some criticism, or just talk high waisted pants and how to wear them!
Disclaimer: I made no money from this post. Not only did I not receive any discounts (except for things bought on sale) but I had to pay double shipping for the Yeossal sizing issue. I made negative money so you could see some high waisted pants and I could have a writing exercise and some awesome pants!
Edit: Having a few formatting issues, should be fixed now!