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2023.06.09 23:41 Fluentsynth Saw a ton of Spotted Lanternfly nymphs on my way home D:
Just like the title said, I was on my way home and I saw a ton of these nasty bugs on this huge plant in front of a few houses across the street from the East Liberty post office! I was able to spray them with a dish soap/vinegawater mix and will come back regularly to spray the plant. I’m so terrified of the Spotted Lanterfly (and their nymphs), so I’d like them to be gone as best as we can get!
If there are better ways to get rid of them (again, they’re in front of other people’s gates, and I don’t have access to much other resources), let me know! Let’s kill these invasive bugs 💪
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2023.06.09 23:34 Vulcann111 [H] 300+ Games [W] Steam Marketable Items (Cases, Gems, Keys, Skins, Trading Cards etc) and Wishlist
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2023.06.09 23:20 LBunafraid 2 helicopters flying over between 15th street and Parker road on east is central expressway. Going to a circle. Is something going on?
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2023.06.09 23:14 Churchgoer2022 Train stations in downtown Greenville
I am intrigued to discover that there were multiple train stations in downtown Greenville, at least as late as the 1950s, in addition to the current Amtrak/Norfolk Southern station:
- A Piedmont & Northern station, I think between Richardson and Academy streets, in the block south of McBee. I think that it had local passenger trains, but I’m not sure to where: perhaps Anderson and Greenwood?
- Another station where the Prisma Health building is, just west of McBee Station. That railroad was bought by what’s now CSX and portions of the tracks were still there in the 1980s, parallel to East Washington Street. Similarly, I think that it had local passenger trains but I don’t know where they went or when they ended.
Any first-hand knowledge or experiences would be welcome!
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2023.06.09 23:00 texwarhawk Pick 'Em: Dynamo v. Los Angeles FC - 06/10/2023
put up another 20+ point match to cut u/Poptwo1234
's lead to only 5 points. Elsewhere, u/texwarhawk
broke the 5th place tie with u/Orange_crocs_army
as they passed u/cmortis
for 4th place. u/Zekozeke06
for 8th and u/Trent_Tiger
Matches continue to come quick so don't forget to post. Still anyone's race with over half the season remaining. Good Luck & Go Dynamo!
Continuing last year's rule - edits will result in comment invalidation. So if you want to make any edits to your picks, they must be done in a new reply to your comment! Everyone can view the scoring document and are free to DM me with any issues/questions! If you'd like to help out with threads or scoring, send me a DM.
| ||Player ||Points w/ 2 Lowest Dropped ||Overall Points ||Points From Last Match |
|1st ||Poptwo1234 ||330 ||339 ||11 |
|2nd ||nowaygreg ||325 ||348 ||20 |
|3rd ||36ers ||305 ||325 ||15 |
|4th ||texwarhawk ||287 ||305 ||15 |
|5th (tied) ||cmortis ||286 ||286 ||8 |
|5th (tied) ||Orange_crocs_army ||280 ||292 ||6 |
|7th ||Christopherdr97 ||228 ||228 ||14 |
|8th ||Zekozeke06 ||221 ||221 ||13 |
|9th ||ZacAce316 ||218 ||218 ||19 |
|10th ||Few-Seaweed-8569 ||195 ||195 ||0 |
|11th ||Houstopia ||118 ||118 ||16 |
|12th ||OttoAirford ||97 ||97 ||15 |
|13th ||Trent_Tiger ||75 ||75 ||14 |
|14th ||gunnerSmate45 ||72 ||72 ||0 |
|15th ||infernalyle ||50 ||50 ||0 |
|16th ||thebroishere1217 ||40 ||40 ||0 |
|17th ||WeedMan4200000000 ||20 ||20 ||0 |
|18th ||megDpony ||18 ||18 ||0 |
|19th ||sidneywatt ||10 ||10 ||0 |
|20th ||Jamesunderwood2255 ||9 ||9 ||0 |
|21st ||Overthetop47mc ||8 ||8 ||0 |
|22nd ||hackaloschack ||5 ||5 ||0 |
Good luck, and LET'S GO DYNAMO!!!
Categories and Scoring
10 points - Predicting the correct scoreline (i.e. Dynamo 3:1 FC Dallas, Dynamo 1:0 FC Dallas, etc.)
5 points - Predicting the correct outcome (i.e. Dynamo win, draw, etc.)
5 points - Correctly predicting the Dynamo MOTM (according to whoscored.com
3 points - Correctly predicting the attendance +/- 500 people, 1 point for +/- 1000
3 points - Correctly guessing any of the goalscorer(s), regardless of team
2 points for guessing a correct yellow, 5 points if they get 2 yellows, 10 if they get a straight red. (List three players total
from either team)
1 point - For correctly guessing each player in the Dynamo starting XI (1 pt/player); if you get all 11 players correct, then you get 5 bonus points
*Lowest 2 scores are dropped. Scores will be dropped following the 3rd match.*
Score: Dynamo 3 - 1 Minnesota
Dynamo MOTM: Carrasquilla
Goal scorers: Urruti, Picault, Dorsey/Hunou
Cards: Hadebe; Dibassy, Gasper
------- Picault ------- Urruti ----- Dorsey -------
---- Carrasquilla ----- Ceren ------ Vera -------
--- Lundkvist - Hadebe - Parker - Valentin -
-------------------------- Maric -----------------------
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2023.06.09 21:53 blixie222 Is there anywhere on this map where we can park for free and get in the river to do the tube shoot. I heard you have to pay a $2 fee aswell. where do i pay that?
2023.06.09 21:29 Purtle [PIL] #966 6/9/2023
Purtle's Internet Lineup for June 9th, 2023 3:30pm Pics: Clips: Videos Articles/News/Other
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2023.06.09 21:21 BitAffectionate3203 East 4th Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Earns Council Approval
2023.06.09 21:20 GwendolyX10 Wallpaper 2 Chibi Vampire Coterie CbN - by Gwendoly S.C.
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2023.06.09 20:43 DeadGirl1367 Wendigo or Skinwalker, not sure. Immediate help please.
First time using Reddit, please bare with me. Also if theres typos its because my phone is 6 years old and the keypad is very uncalibrated now.
My fiance's farm has had a problem with whatever it is for years. However, it really hadn't been an issue as much as a presence. Like having a cougar on your land. You know it's there and could attack at any second. But it just doesn't. Our home is old, btw. Very old, and two of the beams in the basement are made up of giant logs that may have come from the woods behind the field. So anyways.
The first time its presence was seen, I was on the phone with my guy and he was sitting in his mom's car at night. We were teenagers then. That's when he noticed in this (admittedly really odd looking) twisted tree that's outside a creature that was large and in his words "looked like a man becoming a beast." He carefully, calmly, got out of the car and hurried inside. It didn't seem to notice him. There's still claw marks on the tree. Not bear-like or cat-like. I looked up the area and back then (Google's so messed up now, I can no longer find it) that a "wendigo king" has the hunting ground of the entire length of the creek that is down the road. It was this time of year and he said when he saw it, he heard laughter and war drums.
Then I moved here years later. One night I saw what I thought was a red reflector by our mailbox. I was confused about who put that there (it hadnt been that morning.) As I turned my headlights towards the box to better see, the red circle suddenly pulled back into the massive field across the street. As our friend and I got out of the car he said he saw something "that wasn't an animal" standing in the field. We hurried inside. This was autumn. The next autumn I was driving home alone and saw that same red reflector bobbing across the street. When I approached it suddenly whipped around like a startled animal and the light zoomed back into the field. I refused to leave the truck without someone coming for me.
I should add I've seen that same light pacing the upstairs of the barn, through the window.
Next time was during the 4th of july and we were having a small party. And had the barn door open. When dusk began I saw it. Giant, maybe as big as a horse. It looked like a man with no hair. Greyish purple (I suppose frostbitten colored) skin. Naked. Incredibly skinny as though it has no organs. A big grin on its face which seemed to be either because its lips were forceably pulled back over its mouth or perhaps it had no lips or cheeks. Big hands and feet, and no antlers. Walking into the barn like a wolf. Reminded me of something out of Bloodborne. Its eyes were black at the moment. I told my guy and he didnt believe me as I was begging him to help me close the barn. (Theres openings in the back it could leave from but the door being open didnt feel right after that.) Then his great aunt asked "did anyone see that little girl go into the barn?" Its well known by our family that a ghost of a small girl in white roams the farm and is well liked by us. He immediately agreed after that. Then nothing more. Occassionally I feel something reach out for me as I walk around at night but I've read about W's when I was young and there's many spiritual things about me that seem to keep me safe. Regardless I carry a buck knife when I travel at night just in case I have to defend myself.
But then his mom left. His mom is very unhealthy and gluttonous in every form. Over 2 years without her and our farm was peaceful. We had been caring for his grandfather, who always said something dark followed him around. And in the last week of his life weird things kept happening. Then he died suddenly and nobody knows why... I had stated earlier that month that the more his mom was showing up again and the more we cleaned up and worked on the farm, the angrier something seemed to get. In fact, a few weeks before something grabbed onto my guys father in the barn and make horrible screeches when he put up the mower after dark.
There was also one night the barn got left open by him and as we were headed inside we heard the neighbors screaming. But my guy assured me that he hears them do that every few months. However while the men sound like they're getting murdered the woman always sounds fake. But I always hated their house because Turkey vultures obsessively circle their plot... like a lot, sometimes 20.
So then two nights ago, my guy had to help his mom (who's now situated herself into his grandma's home like the parasite she is) for almost 2 weeks. Things had been feeling peaceful and earlier that day I had been hoping that grandpa captured the creature inside his body and it was going to be killed when he got cremated. Well... then they heard the lady neighbor screaming. Repeatedly. Inhumanly. From OUR pond. Before that they thought they heard a sound like a cat growl as well.
Well now his dumb mother is going around personifying It as "She" and saying "she's" a witch but that she's nice and spoke to her and "she don't mean no harm." I've been a practicing white witch my whole life. That is an evil spirit. She's a fool. Furthermore, as she was blabbing that to my boyfriends sister who was driving home at night a deer suddenly exploded out of nowhere and destroyed her car. This sister was wanting to inherit the land around the pond. Mid may we had also had a deer jump in front of us so fast it seemed impossible. Biggest deer I had ever seen and impossibly beautiful looking. Thankfully many people stayed with us while the cops got there. But ever since she had been visiting the last month worse and worse things have been happening.
Which brings me to today. To me, myself.
My guy was gone early today to help his uncle out. I was sleeping alone for the first time in months. I had a nightmare.
"It was that you sent me home from the food pantry because you had more stuff to do, but it was night. So I parked near next door cuz the food was for them and got out, and suddenly your mom came out from behind the house and was talking to me and I was just trying to get done quickly. But then I realized the whole time she was over I couldn't quite make out her face. So I started turning my flashlight onto her and your mom was like "Oh, honey, now you don't wanna do that." And when I did it was like seeing a refracted shadow. Like behind this vague silhouette was the appearance of your moms hair and hands and feet but the shadow was in front with this incomplete appearance of her in the back. And when I realized what it was my heart stopped and I started slowly backing up to their porch as this terrifyingly powerful man's voice said "You don't want to do that." Before my head erupted with terrifying music and that voice laughing maniacally, enough to drive someone insane. But I kept continually calmly going to the porch as I began to forceably pray and say in the name of god and jesus leave me alone and christ compels you and all that stuff."
This is what I had text him. It was horrifying. And I could sense it didn't want to devour me. It wanted to keep me. I said I was a practicing witch, but I also have been confirmed as a catholic and I have a belief that's parts of every old religion and some of my own beliefs that I've formed from things I've been witness to. I awoke feeling like something was at my back. But my oldest cats were laying on me. Defensively. They're all still laying in bed with me and hadnt really in a long time. As I tried to get back to sleep I prayed for my home and family to be kept safe. For positive energy to cover the land. And for evil spirits to be cast off of our land. Over and over and over until I finally fell back to sleep and had no more dreams.
I have the most knowledge of mythical beings. I sing many songs while I work outside, including cherokee songs. I work the land the old fashion way. I respect the land. Animals love me. And I've always felt that my soul is very very old. Like it's been recycled for many lives. People always have called me a god send as well because I'm at the right place at the right time to help. I don't quite know what it wanted of me but it didn't work because I'd previously been visited in my dreams many times by a demon who insisted my soul belonged to him, only for me to deny him each time. This being when I was only a teenager.
What I need is help to keep it off our land. At this rate my guys mom is going to be killed by it. Or bring it closer to us all with her horrific miasma of an aura. I was already planning on planting sage and smudging the house as well. I've previously done so before. But if there's ANYTHING else we can do I'd appreciate it. Any help at all. And I also know its hunting ground is indeed as vast as the creek is because a coworker who lives at the other end (we're near one ending point) caught it on video when he was walking at night and showed me. Its eyes looked like the red reflector I kept seeing. It seems to like to rest in our barn. But it's always been that we leave it be and it leaves us be.
Please help. I downloaded the app so I can easily check back. Only serious answers please. I know there are skeptics to many things, I respect everyones opinions and personal beliefs. But this is very serious. Also I should add that as far as I know there are no reservations around here at all. But that his great grandfather was part native american. Dont know what tribe. Thank you for any assistance. This has been over the course of roughly 10 years btw.
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2023.06.09 20:30 Timely-Elk8291 Trip report: Geezer first-timers--May 8-June 5. Kyoto, Izu Peninsula, Tokyo, Nara, Kamakura (Part II)
It was a long trip. This is a long post. Apologies in advance. HIGHLIGHTS (Days 1-14 of 28) KYOTO
temple; Nijo Castle
Imperial Villa; Kinkakuji
(Golden Pavilion); Fushimi Inari
shrine; 184th Kamogawa-Odori geisha show HIMEJI
-The castle and garden
temple IZU KOGEN
TOKYO, Monday 5/8
We arrived mid-afternoon at Tokyo/Haneda, right after Golden Week ended. It turned out to be, coincidentally, the day when the Japanese government officially downgraded the Covid pandemic to the level of a seasonal flu.
Fresh off a 13-hour flight and experiencing Japan for the first time, we went from touchdown to hotel check-in in something like 90 minutes, braving an almost-rush-hour crush on the Keikyu Line train from the Terminal 3 station.
Experience has taught us that meticulously planning every step of arrival in a new country is crucial to avoiding confusion, getting lost or simply wasting time.
Pre-loaded Suica cards on our smartphones led us straight to the train without standing in any lines.
We' chose the Shinagawa Station area of central Tokyo to spare our jetlagged selves another leg of indeterminate length--four or five hours at least--to reach our Kyoto base. Shinagawa is a straight shot--no transfers--from Haneda and a great place to catch a bullet train.
It was a geezer move that gave us plenty of time to familiarize ourselves with the layout and operation of one of Japan's busiest train stations.
Before crashing for the night, we'd taken care of some business by getting cash from an ATM and picking up reserved seat tickets for a post-Kyoto leg. We used a JR Railway ticket machine to print out the tickets, using QR codes emailed to us the previous month when we bought the tickets online directly from JR-East railway (we avoided costly middlemen in all our travel and entertainment purchases, something that requires planning but is easily doable from abroad). Like all our electronic machine transactions in Japan, there was an English language option on the touch-screen.
A machine also checked us in at the Prince Hotel Shinagawa, part of a modern high-rise development, chosen mainly for convenience. It's a one-block walk from the train station and was perfect for a couple jet-lagged Japan newbies. What we got, for the princely sum of $116 USD, was a spacious (by Japan standards) room on the 34th floor with a dead-on view of Tokyo Tower. Dinner was carryout sushi from the Queen's Isetan department store on the opposite side of the station, plus beer and sake from a convenience store, all consumed in the hotel room with Tokyo's skyline at our feet.
KYOTO , Tuesday 5/9
On the advice of an old Japan hand, we made Kyoto our base for the first two weeks. It worked well. We explored a fabulous city, took three day trips (Himeji/Osaka; Nara; Uji) and left town wishing we'd had time for more.
We expected our first full day to be a blur, due to jetlag, but it wasn't too bad. Following advice from this sub for first-time shinkansen travelers, we got to the station an hour early.
We bought far enough in advance on the Smart EX app to get a slight discount. We booked back row seats on the right-hand side for easy luggage storage but discovered that both our bags (including my larger one, which measures 142 cm [L+H+W]) also fit on the overhead rack. We never had luggage problems on trains during our trip.
Our train to Kyoto had great Fuji views, our first. After depositing the bags in a Kyoto station storage locker (rented with the smartphone Suica card), we made our first sightseeing stop: Toji Temple, a quick subway ride and walk away. About picking hotels
We used triangulation to pick hotels; that is, cross-checking information from various sources to give us the best possible chance of getting a good place at a decent price. Sources included a handful of guidebooks from the public library, Trip Advisor and this sub.
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier ($221 USD per night with massive breakfast buffet, best of the trip) turned out to be a great base. We paid extra for a room facing the Kamo River, a popular gathering spot for locals, tourists and joggers. We benefited from early booking (more than six months in advance, shortly after Japan began opening up). Inflation and other factors have since raised the price of the same room by about 10 percent.
The newish (opened in 2017) hotel attracts mainly Japanese/Asian travelers who, like me, enjoyed the onsen in the basement. We also put the coin-operated washedryers to good use.
KYOTO, Wednesday 5/10
Up and out, thanks to jetlag, shortly after 5 a.m., walking deserted streets to the foot of magical Kiyomizu temple, arriving just as it opened at 6 a.m. We were back at the hotel for breakfast by 8, after walking down the picturesque, cobbled streets of Sannenzaka, shops still closed, with more tourists starting to trickle in. About choosing sightseeing spots
I'm a sucker for ratings, assuming they're done well. So, guidebook must-sees, like DK Eyewitness's or Lonely Planet's, star ratings in the Michelin Green Guide to Japan or in the downloaded Gateway to Japan guide (a steal at $10 and in your pocket for free on Kindle app) and, finally, Japan Guide's recommendations helped guide our steps.
That's how we ended up spending the afternoon at Nanzenji, a must-see Zen temple, which, like Kiyomizu, is laid out at the foot of the mountains east of town.
Lunch this day was at Junsei, a yudofo (boiled tofu) restaurant we stumbled onto near the temple. We used wooden sticks to skim the surface of an iron vat filled with simmering soy milk, that was set before us over a gas flame. About finding restaurants
If you've never been to Japan but lurk on this sub, you've already heard that it's practically impossible to get a bad meal. We booked a handful of places before leaving home but agree with others that you rarely need to do that to eat well. If you're determined to hit a place that's highly popular, often with deep-pocketed foreign tourists, reservations may be required.
We're foodies, up to a point, but Japan's profusion of starred Michelin restaurants was wasted on us. We've learned over the years that we seldom enjoy paying the inflated cost. Over four weeks, we ate once at a Michelin one-star, chosen for other reasons.
That said, Michelin's Bib Gourmands (good, affordable restaurants) never disappointed us. They are plentiful in Japan, especially in Kyoto and Tokyo, and worth seeking out. Most of the time, though, we picked places to eat by cross-checking Google (asking for "soba noodles" near me, for example) and Tabelog, the indispensible crowd-sourced Japanese website (we looked for places in the 3.5 range).
Non-speakers of Japanese can have a hard time making reservations. We found that we could make them in advance from abroad through services like TableCheck (and an apparently expanding number of others aimed at tourists, usually charging a fee; sometimes small, sometimes steep). On the ground in Japan, we sometimes reserved for free through Google and Tabelog (at random places which you can find on Google or Tabelog restaurant listings); they were always honored. We also asked hotel reception desks for reservation help on occasion. We went to a couple restaurants in person and booked a table for later. But the easiest and often best way to get in is simply to arrive on the early side for lunch (by 11:30 or so) or dinner (between 5 and 5:30). More than once, we walked right into a place and were seated, only to discover lots of people waiting in line outside when we left. That said, if you're looking for an above-average meal on a Saturday night, especially in a popular location, you might want to book in advance.
Konbinis (convenience stores) are cheap, good and extremely reliable sources of takeout. And though we liked what we got there (mainly onigiri), we wound up relying on them less and less as the trip went along. The same was true of department store basements, which lived up to their reputation as fantastic food sources, for locals and tourists alike. We learned that we could often eat for the same amount or less in restaurants geared to locals or foreigners on limited budgets, rather than chowing down in our hotel room.
KYOTO, Thursday 5/11
We hit Nijo Castle in the morning and Sento Imperial Palace, one of several attractions we reserved in advance through the Imperial Household Agency. All were well worth it (and free of charge). The agency website
explains the rules, which vary somewhat from site to site. We also toured Kyoto Imperial Palace. About navigation
Just as the Google Translate app (and similar devices) have broken down language barriers, several travel apps have vastly simplified the business of getting around. Google Maps was our basic navigational tool and it rarely failed us. Another app that helped work in concert with Google Maps was Navitime's Japan Travel guide. Both provide alternate routes, detailed information on trains and stations and much more. Sometimes, when we popped out of subway station, we'd check the compass app on the smartphone to make sure we were heading off in the right direction. It doesn't hurt that public transit throughout the country increasingly uses English or romaji to translate Japanese. Over four weeks, we only found one place where we had trouble deciphering the destination signs on buses (oddly enough, in Himeji, a tourist magnet).
KYOTO, Friday, 5/12
A busy day started at Katsura Imperial Villa. Like other Imperial Household venues, a guided tour (in Japanese, but with free English audio guide) is the only way to see the place and its beautiful gardens.
We also caught a kabuki for beginners show at sumptuous Minamiza Theatre--tickets purchased online in advance--after briefly stopping by bustling Yasaka-jinja shrine down the street.
Dinner was our priciest splurge: Itoh, a serene, traditional style steak house in the atmospheric Gion neighborhood. We hadn't initially planned on eating Kobe beef, since we've pretty much given up beef in our everyday lives, but we were persuaded by a family member who correctly posed the question: If not now, when? Worth the steep tab ($264), not least because our table overlooked the tiny Shirakawa canal, the service was great and now we can say we know what Kobe beef is all about. Like buttah.
KYOTO, Saturday 5/13
We were at Sanjusangendo when it opened and glad we'd gone. The display of 500 life-size, gilded 1000-armed kannon in Japan's longest wooden structure was unforgettable.
We're museum people--either you are or you ain't--and the special exhibition at Kyoto National Museum on the 850th anniversary of the founder of Shin Buddhism was well worth it. Unfortunately, like most Japanese museums, photos were prohibited inside. In this regard, technically advanced Japan lags much of the civilized world; even Old Europe has greatly loosened such restrictions in recent years. Smartphone cameras can be a nuisance to other visitors, but they are a quick and easy way of capturing what you've seen and preserving it for later study.
Lunch was at Vegan Ramen Uzu Kyoto, a Bib Gourmand and the weirdest place we ate. Expanded availability of vegetarian ramen is a promising, healthier trend, and we enjoyed it at several places in Tokyo and Kyoto. A TableCheck reservation, made well in advance, got us seats at this cutting-edge spot. Dining is at a polished black surface in a darkened room bathed by the illumination of a giant, swirling teamLab artwork. Pricey but good.
KYOTO, Sunday 5/14
We're horseplayers and enjoyed a day at recently reopened Kyoto Racecourse, capacity 120,000. Betting is easy; just stop by the information desk for instructions in English.
Dinner at Tiger Gyoza Hall was lively, inexpensive and delicious. It was the only restaurant on our trip that we visited twice; reservable on Google.
KYOTO, Monday 5/15
No place put us through more hoops than Kokedera, better known at Moss Temple. It was well worth the difficulty of getting a needed reservation; if you do it by mail from abroad--the least expensive way to go--you need a couple months head start (and an International Reply Coupon, which you have to buy online from the Swiss Postal System). We got there and back via city buses. Along the way we crossed Togetsukyo Bridge in the very congested tourist hotbed of Arashiyama. It didn't make us regret our decision to skip the area.
Afterward we visited Ninnaji temple. Ryoanji temple and its famous rock garden (where noisy fellow tourists made a Zen experience impossible) and Kinkakuji, the incredible Golden Pavilion. The place was jammed but crowd control is excellent and we're glad we made it.
KYOTO, Tuesday 5/16
Shugakuin Imperial Villa, a vast imperial property of gardens and buildings (which you cannot enter) on the northeastern outskirts, was our favorite Imperial Household Agency site. We felt fortunate to get advance tickets through their lottery but saw that same-day tickets were also available there and at other Agency sites; it would be a long way to go, however, if all tickets were gone on the day you wanted to enter. Since we made a conscious decision to visit Japan after the cherry blossom and Golden Week crowds were gone, we have no idea what things are like during busier times.
We strolled the Philosopher's Path after lunch. Perhaps if it had been a quiet early or cherry blossom time, we might have been blown away. Instead, it was a rare disappointment. It struck us as a very conventional touristy trail; nothing special at all.
On the other hand, Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), near one end of the path, lived up to the hype. We capped the day by off by catching the procession of Aoi Matsuri, or Hollyhock Festival, one of Kyoto's three big annual festivals. The parade of hundreds of elaborately costumed people, some on horseback, highlighted by a pair of ox-drawn carts, was a hoot. What surprised us was the absence of music or any sort of percussion.
HIMEJI and OSAKA, Wednesday 5/17
A shinkansen whisked us to Himeji for a tour of the incomparable castle and impressive gardens. We took advantage of the unique Himeji Castle English Speaking Guide
service, which generously provides personal tours with an area resident, in English, at no cost (book online in advance).
Lunch was at Mentetsu, a very good ramen shop at a mall located between the train station and the castle. Recommended.
We finished the excursion at Osaka's famous, crazy Dotonburi neighborhood, a cross between Times Square and Disney. Dinner was our first okonomiyaki, deliciously prepared at Okonomiyaki Mizuno (a Bib Gourmand). We're allergic to standing in line---life is too short--and we never waited more than 30 minutes for a table on our trip. They took our order at Mizuno while we were in line, and it was prepared before our countertop seats shortly after we got in. Oishī!
UJI, Thursday 5/18
Uji is renowned for its tea and Byodoin temple, best known for its elegant phoenix hall, which is pictured on the back of the 10 Yen coin. It was a great day trip, including lunch at a traditional local soba shop that served cold noodles sobayu style; you pour hot soba stock--the cloudy water the noodles were boiled in--into what's left of your soy-based dipping sauce and drink the (supposedly) healthy brew. Definitely the way to go. Mampukuji, a Zen temple, was a worthwhile stop before we caught a train back to Kyoto.
NARA, Friday 5/19
Our first day of heavy rain failed to dampen the visit to one of the best places on our trip. The town, a tourist favorite because, or in spite of, the overpopulation of overly friendly deer, is well-described elsewhere. We toured Todai-ji, with its giant Bronze Buddha, had lunch at the cute and delicious Pizzeria Trattoria Magazzino (Bib Gourmand) and checked out Kohfukuji temple, too.
KYOTO, Saturday 5/20
Fushimi Inari shrine, on almost every Kyoto must-see list, lives up to its reputation. We followed good advice from this sub and arrived early, a few minutes before 8 a.m. Already, crowds were building. We detoured from the main path through thousands of torii gates and wandered instead up an almost totally deserted sylvan trail on the south side of Mt. Inari, past bamboo groves, a few minor shrines and some houses. After about 45 minutes, we reached a set of stone stairs to the summit. From the top, we took the main path down, dodging the stream of fellow tourists as best we could and gaping at the gates and the view from the halfway point. We highly recommend this alternative way of seeing the best of two Fushimi Inari worlds.
We celebrated our last full day in Kyoto, and our 40th wedding anniversary, with a memorable kaiseki lunch at Hana Kitcho, a Michelin one-star booked weeks in advance from home. The beautifully decorated private room, attentive service, imaginative presentation, museum-quality stoneware and delicious food were certainly up to one-star standards.
The minute that advance online tickets went on sale for the 184th Kamogawa Odori, I jumped on them. The tourist-oriented geisha dance performance is held in May at a theater that overlooks the Kamo River. We were lucky to have been given seats in the front row and when one of the geishas tossed a white cloth package in my direction I snatched it. I now have an unexpected souvenir, a cloth banner autographed by the geisha herself. The fantastic show will remain in memory.
IZU KOGEN, Sunday 5/21
We left Kyoto for the Izu Peninsula and what turned out to be the best single night of our trip. Hanafubuki, a modern ryokan I learned about on this sub, was everything we could have wanted. It features 9 private outdoor onsens on beautifully landscaped property and elegant guest rooms with fluffy futons for sleeping on tatami mats. The ten-course dinner was exquisite. Breakfast, a seven-course feast that featured whole grilled horse mackerel and golden-eye sea bream, was simply amazing.
IZU KOGEN, Monday 5/22
A short walk from the ryokan is the scenic Jogasaki Coast nature trail, a rugged stretch of rocks and pounding surf. A guy I met there who introduced himself as Zeus, a Japanese native currently living in California and in town to visit his parents, compared the coastline to Monterey Bay. We could have used another night to allow us to explore the trail at greater length.
Lunch was at a great local restaurant, walking distance from the train station, Honke Maguroya, featuring local fish and top-grade tuna. The wasabi rhizome, which you grate yourself, is a tipoff to the quality of the sushi, but the prices are extremely reasonable. Recommended.
From there we headed back to Tokyo and the remainder of our trip. Highlights and a full (too full?) final report coming soon.
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2023.06.09 20:28 JmoonlightD Cuyahoga County/Garfield Heights John Doe & possible connection?
I have been unable to stop thinking about these two cases ever since I saw this post
and its comments suggesting a possible link between the two. Cuyahoga County/Garfield Heights John Doe
: https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/1878 https://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1117umoh.html https://unidentified-awareness.fandom.com/wiki/Cuyahoga_County_John_Doe_(1991)
Race: Black/African American
Estimated Age: Adult/pre-20/18-21
Estimated Year of Death: 1991
Estimated Height: 5'7"
Physical Description: Black curly hair
Clothing (all on body): red short sleeved t-shirt, Levi jeans 34Wx30L, tan boxers, 2 pairs of white socks, white Nike shoes with purple and green stripes.
His body was found by children on September 11th, 1991, in a wooded area at the rear of 4954 East 81st Street (Garfield Heights, Ohio). In his shoe was a note which said:
We can't wait to see you!
Cynthia and Boo Boo
Again, somebody in the comments of this post
found two women using the names Cynthia and Boo Boo (Alice) through the signing of this
obituary. These women have Facebook profiles but in reading the comments of the reddit post, they responded strangely when they were contacted about this a few years ago; I haven't contacted them myself and I suggest other people don't either. I think that there is a chance that these sisters from Ohio wrote the note and that they are potentially the children of this man but their responses suggest that they don't want to be contacted for whatever reason and that should be respected.
My thoughts about this case alone:
James Eric Bess: https://charleyproject.org/case/james-eric-bess
- I lean towards Cynthia and Boo Boo being sisters but there's also a good chance that one of them was the John Doe's girlfriend/wife/mother of the child, or that Boo Boo was a pet
- The note is written in neat handwriting which appears to be that of either an older child or an adult writing on the behalf of a child (or children). I'm unsure whether the "For Daddy" and "Miss You" look printed or are just very carefully drawn and coloured in?
- The two pairs of socks might suggest that he was homeless, and I think the fact that he stored the note in his shoe contributes to this as well - if it was a cherished possession, it was safer from wind/rain in his shoe than in his pocket
James Eric Bess and his friend Chipley Charles Sanders went missing from a boys' group home in Ashland, Kentucky on October 4th 1984. James was 14 years old when he went missing (born 12/18/1969), which would make him 21 in 1991.
Last Seen Wearing: blue denim jacket, sports shirt, grey sneakers, blue jeans
Description: African-American male with black hair and blue/grey eyes. 5'6" and 110 pounds. Scarring on the right side of his waist, his right hand, and his right elbow.
Also, one website lists his first name as Eric - not sure if this is accurate considering all others list him as James Eric but should be noted: http://www.missingin.org/reg9449/eric_james_bess.htm
There isn't an overwhelming amount of evidence to suggest that the two are linked but the timelines and physical characteristics add up. Garfield Heights is 4-5 hours from Ashland so it doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility that James (and maybe Chipley) could have hitchhiked. The thing that really made me consider the link is that James' sister is in the comments of the Unresolved Mysteries post (Chipley's is too), and she believes that there is a resemblance between Alice's grandchild and the Bess family - although again there is no confirmation that those women are related to the Garfield County John Doe. But,
in the comments she also mentions that before James was sent to the home, it was believed that he had a baby on the way. Could this not be Cynthia or Boo Boo?
I believe that this has all been submitted to the relevant people but I think I will do it again, if only to rule out the possibility. I haven't been able to find anything that wasn't already established in the comments of the Unresolved Mysteries post, but I thought it was worth seeing what people in this subreddit thought about it. This is my first time making a post like this and I'm not very active in this subreddit so apologies if this is confusing or lacks info, I did my best. Also, just to reiterate, please don't contact anybody - I haven't either
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2023.06.09 20:20 jimbobbypaul Ranking the Top 131 FBS Programs of the Last 40 Years: 77. Central Michigan
Main hub thread with the full 131 rankings
I’ve got a LeFevour, and the only prescription is…you finish the sentence.
Central Michigan’s done pretty well for themselves. As an all-time program, they’ve got the 26th highest winning percentage of current Division 1 teams at .589. They’ve produced some NFL greats like probable future Hall of Famer WR Antonio Brown, Hall of Very Good OL Joe Staley, and former #1 pick OL Eric Fisher. CMU finishes 2nd out of the 3 directional Michigan schools, with Western taking the first spot and Eastern finishing last.
Best Seasons and Highlights
1. 2009: 16. Central Michigan: 12-2 (21.788) 2. 1991: 28. Central Michigan: 6-1-4 (13.709) 3. 1983: 28. Central Michigan: 8-3 (11.522) 4. 1984: 28. Central Michigan: 8-2-1 (11.291) 5. 2006: 36. Central Michigan: 10-4 (9.306) 6. 1990: 31. Central Michigan: 8-3-1 (9.158) 7. 1994: 30. Central Michigan: 9-3 (7.715) 8. 2021: 44. Central Michigan: 9-4 (3.384) 9. 1985: 37. Central Michigan: 7-3 (1.278) 10. 1988: 44. Central Michigan: 7-4 (-1.302) 11. 2020: 59. Central Michigan: 3-3 (-4.809) 12. 2008: 57. Central Michigan: 8-5 (-6.542) 13. 2005: 56. Central Michigan: 6-5 (-7.420) 14. 2017: 61. Central Michigan: 8-5 (-7.561) 15. 2015: 64. Central Michigan: 7-6 (-7.854) 16. 1987: 54. Central Michigan: 5-5-1 (-11.490) 17. 1992: 59. Central Michigan: 5-6 (-12.266) 18. 1989: 63. Central Michigan: 5-5-1 (-12.904) 19. 2014: 74. Central Michigan: 7-6 (-12.963) 20. 2007: 70. Central Michigan: 8-6 (-14.080) 21. 2019: 75. Central Michigan: 8-6 (-14.612) 22. 1998: 65. Central Michigan: 6-5 (-16.416) 23. 1993: 63. Central Michigan: 5-6 (-16.771) 24. 2012: 77. Central Michigan: 7-6 (-19.031) 25. 1986: 71. Central Michigan: 5-5 (-19.488) 26. 2016: 87. Central Michigan: 6-7 (-21.822) 27. 1996: 76. Central Michigan: 5-6 (-23.792) 28. 2013: 88. Central Michigan: 6-6 (-24.375) 29. 1995: 73. Central Michigan: 4-7 (-27.662) 30. 2022: 112. Central Michigan: 4-8 (-32.236) 31. 2004: 97. Central Michigan: 4-7 (-36.154) 32. 2010: 99. Central Michigan: 3-9 (-36.932) 33. 1999: 97. Central Michigan: 4-7 (-36.956) 34. 2002: 96. Central Michigan: 4-8 (-39.844) 35. 2011: 101. Central Michigan: 3-9 (-40.096) 36. 2001: 96. Central Michigan: 3-8 (-40.204) 37. 2003: 105. Central Michigan: 3-9 (-48.508) 38. 2000: 106. Central Michigan: 2-9 (-50.395) 39. 1997: 103. Central Michigan: 2-9 (-52.476) 40. 2018: 128. Central Michigan: 1-11 (-63.714) Overall Score: 11853 (77th)
- 231-229-8 record
- 5 conference titles
- 4-9 bowl record
- 0 consensus All-Americans
- 22 NFL players drafted
Central Michigan is the first 40-season team with a winning record! They’ve got 19 winning seasons and 5 more .500 seasons, so football in Mount Pleasant has been pretty satisfactory. Throw in 4 more years with just one more loss than win, and you’ve got 27 out of 40 seasons that have a win percentage of .454 or better. Hard to complain. Of CMU’s 5 title-winning seasons, 1990 and 1994 barely miss the list at #6 and #7, respectively, while 2007’s 8-6 team led by Butch Jones falls all the way to #20. Gives you an indication about the level of success the Chippewas have had.
Top 5 Seasons Worst Season: 2018 (1-11 overall, 0-8 MAC)
This season came out of nowhere. Sure, Central Michigan was picked 5th out of 6 teams in the MAC West and were starting a new QB. But they had made 4 straight bowl games. They had one media member pick them to win the MAC West. They had some pretty talented players on defense, but this season was a disaster. Their 1 win was 17-5 over Maine. They did have 7 losses by 11 points or less. The offense was 3rd worst in the country, averaging just 15.0 PPG. QBs Tony Poljan and Tommy Lazzaro combined for just 7 TD and 15 INT, with the offense averaging a whopping 4.5 yards per attempt. Poljan was a massive human at 6’7 250 lbs, and would eventually transition to TE, earning 2nd Team All-MAC in 2019 before transferring to Virginia and putting up a 400+ yard season for them in 2020. The defense was very good for such a bad offense, giving up 27.3 PPG with a conference-high 4 defensive players making 1st Team All-MAC. Of the 4, DL Mike Danna, DB Sean Murphy-Bunting, and DB Xavier Crawford were drafted, with Murphy-Bunting starting for the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 5. 2006 (10-4 overall, 7-1 MAC)
There were some big names on this team. Brian Kelly was the coach, and he definitely earned his way to the top. After winning 2 Division II national titles at Grand Valley State from 1991-2003, he moved to Central Michigan, where he won the MAC title in 2006. After 2 opening losses to Boston College and Michigan, CMU got 2 very close wins over conference opponents Akron (24-21) and Eastern Michigan (24-17 in OT). After another 36-45 loss to Kentucky, it was time to get to work on winning a MAC chip. CMU was great the rest of the year, beating every MAC team aside from Northern Illinois by 2 or more possessions. Heading into the MAC title game, Ohio’s defense was allowing just 16.2 PPG and less than 300 yards per game, but Central Michigan went for 457 in a 31-10 win. RB Ontario Snead had a 96 yard TD run for the dagger and WR Damien Linson set a MAC title game record with 191 receiving yards. Central Michigan drubbed Middle Tennessee in the bowl as well, 31-14.
QB Dan LeFevour won MAC Freshman of the Year, throwing for 3000+ yards with 26 TD 10 INT, and running for 500+ with 7 TD. OT Joe Staley was 1st Team All-MAC, and ended up having a great career with the San Francisco 49ers. DE Dan Bazuin, the returning MAC Defensive POTY, had another 1st Team All-MAC season with 10.5 sacks, and was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft along with Staley in the 1st. Staley formerly played TE, and caught 11 passes for 130 yards and 1 TD as a freshman in 2003. 4. 1984 (8-2-1 overall, 6-2-1 MAC)
Central Michigan had one of the best defenses in the country, and a solid offense to boot. A 6-0-1 start helped CMU jump out to a 4-0-1 conference record, competing with Bowling Green and Toledo for the MAC title. That set up a match with Bowling Green (5-2 overall, 4-1 MAC) for 1st place. Central Michigan dominated the day 42-21, but still had Toledo to get through. A 7-8 loss to Northern Illinois shortly after sucked, but had no impact on Central’s title hunt, and they rebounded to beat Ball State 51-7. That set up a de-facto conference title game between Central Michigan (8-1-1, 6-1-1 MAC) vs Toledo (7-1-1, 6-1-1 MAC). Despite a great CMU defensive effort, the Chippewas fell 7-14, and Toledo took the title. CMU’s season ended there, but it wasn’t without accolades. The defense was top 5 in the nation, giving up just 12.8 PPG. RB Curtis Adams earned 2nd Team All-American with 1204 rushing yards and 13 TD, while 5 other CMU players earned 1st Team All-MAC. 3. 1983 (8-3 overall, 7-2 MAC)
Just like 1984, this year’s team was in the hunt for a MAC title all year long with a top 5 defense and solid offense. 1983 was a 4-horse race between Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, and Toledo. After a 5-1 start, Central Michigan was right there in the hunt with a 4-0 conference record, but close losses put them out of it, losing 7-12 to Miami (OH) and 14-15 to Bowling Green. Left for dead, CMU rose up and put on their best 3 stretch of games maybe ever, beating 7-1 Northern Illinois 30-14, 6-4 Ball State 38-10, and 9-1 Toledo 34-6. NIU and Toledo were the top 2 teams in the MAC, yet Central Michigan beat them by a combined score of 64-20. If not for the 1 point loss to Bowling Green, Central Michigan would’ve been conference champions. Still, a fine year, and they finished in a 3-way tie for 2nd place with BG and Toledo. RB Curtis Adams arguably had a better year than his ‘84 season, rushing for 1431 yards and 15 TD. OG Chris McKay won team MVP. DB Jim Bowman earned 1st Team All-MAC in addition to those two, ranking 3rd in the nation with 8 picks. 3 other players for a total of 6 finished 1st Team All-MAC. Bowman was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1985 NFL Draft, and Adams went in the 8th round. 2. 1991 (6-1-4 overall, 3-1-4 MAC)
I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Yes, their 4 ties tied the NCAA record for the most ties in a season. Going into week 3, CMU was 1-0-1, heading to #18 Michigan State for the Spartans’ season opener. Michigan State was coming off an 8-3-1 season in which they were Big Ten co-champions. Because of this, they were 21 point favorites over a CMU team that was coming off a conference title themselves. The game was a slow burn for MSU fans. Central Michigan took a 14-3 lead into halftime and never let up, winning 20-3. The Spartans never recovered, going 3-7 the rest of the way. For the conference slate, Central Michigan apparently loved to play it safe, going 3-1-4 for the strangest 2nd place finish you’ll ever see. Central Michigan wasn’t invited to a bowl, and can you really blame the bowl reps? Sure they only lost 1 game, but they also only won 6. Still, it was a great year. Wins included Michigan State, 6-5 Ball State, and rival 6-5 Western Michigan, with the only loss to 11-1 MAC champion Bowling Green. RB Billy Smith led the NCAA in carries, rushing 374 times for 1440 yards and just 6 TD on 3.9 YPC. This was a typical Central Michigan team for the time, ranking top 15 in PPG allowed (14.3, 12th) with a stale offense (18.6 PPG, 75th). 1. 2009 (12-2 overall, 8-0 MAC)
This was a really good team. After an opening 6-19 loss at Arizona, Central Michigan travelled to East Lansing, and just like 1991, beat Michigan State 29-27. CMU, down 20-27 with 30 seconds remaining, scored a TD and opted for 2, but QB Dan LeFevour’s pass sailed long. An onside kick and 25 second drive later, and CMU’s Andrew Aguila was kicking a 42 yard FG for the win. With 4th year starting QB Dan LeFevour and one of the best WR tandems in the country in Antonio Brown-Bryan Anderson, Central Michigan was the big bad team in the MAC, and they lived up to the hype, winning their 3rd conference title in 4 years. They ran through the MAC with a perfect 8-0 record, the only loss coming out of conference to Boston College. Wins included 56-8 over Eastern Michigan, 56-28 over Toledo, and 35-3 at Ball State. CMU beat Ohio in the title game for the 2nd time in 4 years, winning 20-10. They ended in a barn burner of a GMAC Bowl against Sun Belt champion Troy, winning 44-41 in 2OT, thanks to 200 yards and 1 kick return TD from Antonio Brown. Central Michigan finished #23, their only ever finish in the top 25.
LeFevour won MAC Offensive POTY for the 2nd time, completing 69.7% of passes for 3438 yards 28 TD 7 INT. He added another 713 yards and 15 TD on the ground, ranking 2nd in the NCAA in total TDs with 43. LeFevour completed an illustrious career, having won 3 MAC titles. LeFevour finished 1st in NCAA history for total TDs (150), and to this day is 3rd behind Case Keenum (178) and Baker Mayfield (153). In 2007, LeFevour became the 2nd player in NCAA history (1st being Vince Young) to pass for 3000 yards and rush for 1000 yards in a season. LeFevour also finished 2nd all time in total yards with 15,853, and is now 4th behind Keenum, Timmy Chang, and Landry Jones. At 6’3 230 lbs with great athleticism, LeFevour was a 6th round pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Antonio Brown put together another fantastic season, finishing 4th in the nation in catches with 110 for 1198 yards and 9 TD. He also ran for another 341 yards, and was the MAC Special Teams POTY with 3 returns (1 kick 2 punt) for TDs. The 6’5 WR Bryan Anderson finished as Central Michigan’s all time leading receiver with 3648 yards, going for 784 in 2009, the lowest total of his career but still earned 2nd Team All-MAC. Brown went on to have a Hall of Fame level career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. LB Nick Bellore led the team in tackles with 132, and has gone on to have a 12 year career in the NFL as a FB/LB. Coach Butch Jones left for Cincinnati after the season, and went on to coach at Tennessee.
Do you remember that 2009 team with LeFevour and AB? Who was the better Central Michigan player all-time, Brown or LeFevour? Do you think Central Michigan’s place on this list is fair? What players/plays/games do you think of when you think of Central Michigan? Why does Michigan State lose so often to CMU? They also did it in 1992. If you appreciate the effort, please consider subscribing on substack!
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2023.06.09 20:13 dogfrog9822 found in a box at my work, Monon trail planning document from the 1990s and a paper from 1988 regarding the development.
2023.06.09 20:07 willy244224 Does the Jolteon look legit?
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The seller said it was untouched and said it was authentic from uspc. I’m just not very good at telling bootleg from real so wanted to get other inputs!:) submitted by willy244224 to pokeplush [link] [comments]
2023.06.09 19:47 yeah_i_hate_my_name I asked chat gpt to make a homebrew for me (details: i dont know anything about dnd, i dont know where the idea came from, i dont know if it is good or bad and i also have no idea if the things make sense. I thought it was funny so i decided to post it here)
"Certainly! Here's a homebrew class based on using skateboards in Dungeons & Dragons. This class is called the Skater:
Class Description: Skaters are agile and acrobatic adventurers who navigate the world on their trusty skateboards. They combine their love for skateboarding with daring combat maneuvers, allowing them to skate circles around their enemies and perform incredible tricks while dealing damage.
Hit Points: Skaters have 1d8 hit points per level. Their hit dice is a d8.
Armor: Light armor Weapons: Simple weapons, improvised weapons Tools: Skateboard, land vehicles Saving Throws: Dexterity, Charisma Skills: Choose any three from Acrobatics, Athletics, Perception, Sleight of Hand, Stealth Skateboard Proficiency: Skaters are proficient with skateboards and can perform advanced maneuvers without penalty. They can use their skateboard as a weapon, dealing 1d6 bludgeoning damage on a successful hit.
Skateboard Tricks: At 2nd level, the Skater gains access to a range of skateboard tricks that can be performed during combat or exploration. Choose two tricks from the list below. You gain an additional trick at 6th, 10th, and 14th level.
Kickflip: Perform a quick flip of the skateboard while attacking an enemy, adding a +2 bonus to damage. Ollie: Jump high into the air, gaining advantage on Acrobatics checks involving jumping or avoiding obstacles. Powerslide: Slide around an enemy, forcing them to make a Dexterity saving throw or be knocked prone. Grind: Slide along a railing or ledge, allowing you to move across hazardous terrain without penalty or triggering traps. Wallride: Skate up and along vertical surfaces, granting advantage on Athletics checks for climbing or avoiding being grappled. Manual: Balance on the skateboard with precision, allowing you to move at full speed while attempting Stealth checks. Skateboard Mastery: Starting at 3rd level, the Skater gains expertise in using their skateboard as a weapon. When attacking with a skateboard, they can roll a d10 for damage instead of a d6.
Subclass: At 3rd level, the Skater chooses a subclass that further enhances their skateboarding abilities. The available subclasses are Freestyle Specialist, Vert Skater, and Street Rider. Each subclass grants unique features and additional tricks.
Ability Score Improvement: At 4th level and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, the Skater can increase one ability score of their choice by 2 or two ability scores by 1. Alternatively, they can choose a feat.
Skateboard Tricks Improvement: At 9th level, the Skater's skateboard tricks become more potent. Whenever they perform a skateboard trick, they can choose to add an additional effect from a list provided by their chosen subclass.
Epic Trick: At 20th level, the Skater gains access to an epic skateboard trick. The specific trick depends on their chosen subclass and grants them a powerful and unique ability.
Note: This is a basic outline for a Skater class, and you can further develop and refine the features, abilities, and subclasses to fit your preferences and game balance. It's important to playtest and iterate on the class to ensure it fits well within your D&D campaign and the existing game mechanics."
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2023.06.09 19:37 ADistantDreamer Moving to Rutland
My parents just bought a house in Rutland, right near the foothills on the east side of town and I'm making the big adult decision of moving back in with them for a hot second to save myself and some money. Currently, I live in actual hell (florida) and am desperate to get out of here and also be able to walk up a damn hill when I want. I grew up in Southern California and the coldest weather I've had was a couple years living abroad; it would hover around freezing sometimes
in the dead of winter and I saw a couple snow flurries. Thankfully from that, I've got a bunch of winter clothes packed away that I longingly pull out sometimes. ah, wool
This will probably be the most rural I've lived and I'm preparing myself (to drive across state lines for stuff I want). I'd like to know a little more about what I'm getting into with the area, especially with all the ~crime~ I've read about. I grew up in suburbs where the parks are littered with broken glass, needles, homeless camps, etc. I've seen neighbors having fist-fights in their yard, throw bottles at cars charging them, I had my car broken into the first day I moved into my college apartment, friends mugged right outside the apartment, etc etc. I'm assuming the crime people talk about in Rutland is not going to be comparable.
- I plan on getting snow tires on my car in late September as I'll be on vacation the last week/first week of October. Is this a reasonable time? I'm not used to seasons, just hot all year. It's a FWD compact crossover.
- Looking at maps and street view, I'll be mainly on paved roads, which makes me feel better about snow or mud, but I'm still worried about icy hills. Am I overthinking this?
- I honestly don't know what to expect for winter. Part of me imagines being snowed in, losing power, etc, but I could be overthinking that as well. I suppose a lot of that depends on whether there's a polar vortex or freak weather happening.
- I am in my early 30's with a partner the same age, neither of us have facebook so finding social activities is a little tougher. I've seen frontporchforum mentioned a few times, which I'll look into for more specific suggestions/advice, etc. Are there other resources for finding events like live music, volunteering, foraging?
- FORAGING: I want to go foraging/mushroom hunting and not be poisoned! I will be trying to find guides/groups, so I would love any leads there.
- I've got an electric bike, is the city/town rideable? I'd love to cruise around the hills and such but also don't want to be roadkill....or hit a deer?
- I'll lock it up wherever I go, but are there places that are not safe, for biking or even walking?
- Bugs: where I currently live, every window is filled with spiders and webs. Every day I go out to my car, I catch stray webs. I assume this will be similar in Vermont, but is the winter at least a break from them? Do spiders/webs fill any space not used daily?
This post is long enough, I'll stop myself here.
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2023.06.09 19:34 CzechMex98 MAKE SWANGAS GREAT AGAIN
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After seeing all the fuss in recent months about “Swangas” being a nuisance, I decided to get my own SLAB to see what the pros and cons of them are. submitted by CzechMex98 to austincirclejerk [link] [comments]
Pros: 1. I’ve killed 7 crotch rocket riders weaving in and out of traffic in the past month 2. Taken out not one, but TWO entire groups of geriatric biking groups (more like BIKING GANGS, pack mentality imbeciles) 3. Participated in a street takeover event (made tons of friends, YAY!) 4. Truly bonded with machine, kinda like Shia labouf in Transformers
Cons: 1. I’ve had 6 instances of people running me off the road, 4 driving teslas, 2 Honda ridgelines (don’t worry, SLAB came w/ a kitted out Glock- they got theirs) 2. The toll lane dividers on mopac keep getting stuck in my spokes and fucking up my swag 3. White bitches in east Austin keep mistaking me for their “obnoxious minority” neighbors and telling me to kill myself (I live in NW Austin, logistically impossible)
All in all, I don’t understand the hate these have been getting. I’ve learned so much about myself and encourage others to hop on the SLAB train, bitch.