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2020.10.21 17:35 TatarCubanGirl Indians hidden videos

I was raised as a Jehovahs witness and I remember being taught that the dragon in the Bible is also the Devil. Later I asked them about is the dragon in the Bible and Revelation and the cultural Chinese Dragon. I got the answer that the Dragon was a symbol for the Chinese emperor but now it is just a symbol for good luck. Apperantly the asian chinese cultural dragon has no connection to the devil-dragon in the Bible. But I clearly remember being taught in childhood that the Devil is also a Dragon.
http://truthabouttaiwan.blogspot.com/2010/08/chinese-culture-is-satanic.html
I have to admit my JW upbringing legit convinced me as a child that chinese culture is kind of satanic.
The Kpop artist G-Dragon legit rubs me to this day the wrong way and make me feel strange.
Plus the fact that the dragon is a symbol among asian mafia in tattoos and amwf porn (which makes
me feel at the same time cringe as f and mildly irritated)
When I read Wild Swans by Jung Chang where she basically wrote her mother had an abortion because she felt she could better serve the Communist Chinese government. That moment I got
"child sacrifice for Communist Party" vibes. And I remembered all the stories from the Old Testament about the caananites sacrificed their children to their gods.
Being raised as a JW by former atheist parent from communist countries as refuges and immigrants
in Sweden , and reading the whole Bible legit fucked me up.
Because according to JWs fetus=child.
My parents were atheist raised during Communism. They only got into Jws after coming to Sweden after my birth because they both studied in Moscow.
But our life did not turn out good and I legit think the JWs are an organization to hunt down communists around the world and reeducate communists children into christianity.
My parents got threathened by social services and mm and my mother fled to Russia.
I still think all of this happened only because of my grandfather being a cuban diplomat in North Korea. My father also never baptised himself into the Jws unlike my mother.
Yes I have read the book by Yeonmi Park "To be able to live" and I can sympathise with her.
But what concerns me more is my grandfather who lives very poor in Cuba and despite being on pension he continues to work. No matter how much I sympathise with Yeonmi Park I am more concerned about Cuba and Russia and why the main population is so poor there.
I am also concerned with the artificial milk-producing companies invading republics not so far from my mothers republic only employing chinese from the mainland and producing crap unhealthy products to sell in Russia.


I remember the JWs literature having the focus on prozelyting "worldly" people especially Chinese in China.
I remember the literature where we were encouraged to "take the step over to Macedonia" where two girls prozelyted to two chinese.
I especially think of this when I discovered the book and movie The Bitter Tea of General Yen.
I also think of it when Jws get jailed for prozelyting in China.
Also I remember in the book "What does the Bible really learn?" there was this picture with an asian woman reading the Bible.
I feel that I have a weird relationship to Asians even thought I am half asian myself. I am half Cuban ,half Tatar. Tatars ara considered minority asians in Russia.
It started with when my blonde best swedish friend Hulda (fake name) father got divorced (the family were JWs) to his swedish wife and married a Thai woman. The swedish wife married an african refugee.
That legit made me start feeling doubt in my religion.
I used to go with my famly to a chinese traditional doctor who was very kind who gave my parents a traditional chinese cooking utensil.
My mother is best friend with a woman from Tajikistan that is Uzbek who was a wealthy woman during communist regime. We also know another woman from Kazakhstan whose dad was a politican but
who seems to have gotten some grudge against my mum. She also did a really mean joke after my fathers death about him being behind the Chernobyl accident just for being a nuclear engineer who worked there at one point.
Only after my fathers death have I seen really how nasty Huldas mother really is when she claimed my mother did wrong by escaping from social services with me to Russia. I told her she was bullshitting and lying. I also hate the posh polish JW woman who claimed I stole her daughters jacket in childhood. Now they just ignore us. I am really disappointed with the Jws and legit think they contacted our family
only to destroy my dad and make his daughter anti-communist.
I also really hate how poorly my parents got treated here despite their higher educations

My parents used to help a Vietnamese family with documents and helping them not getting scammed into laundering money . They were very kind but shortly abrupted our relationship and talking after the wifes vietnamese friend started talking about JWs being bad.
But I remember going to a school where a filipina girl hated me and used to put dirty water in my water drinking bottle. She was in love with a swedish boy from a nationalistic swedish party and was jealous because he showed interest in me. Btw the boy said he was a satanist when I told him I was JW.
Once I tried to make friend s with a Thai boy at school but it did not work out.
When I heard a higher educated russian man on Youtube complain about the asians and their cliques
and how we russians and cenral asians dont have our cliques the same way and how the west hates us russians I have to agree. I relly recommend everybody to listen to the Youtubers Revengestar, Vovan Japan 0.2 and Nazar Ilishev.
I some time read the manga Rosario Vampire with the vampire girl Moka Akashiya and when the russian youtuber Ashiya popped up with the same name it made me feel weird.

I was also really into Vampire knight but then I stumbled upon the website NihongoNews where
they exposed the dark side of Japan and all the red sun flag dark history so I remember when waiting outside a grocery store alone for my mother in Russia I saw an asian dude walking past me with red sun tattoos it made my stomach churn in discomfort. I also remember when I was lying in the hospital in Russia I got harassed for taking communist books from the hospital library to read.
There was this asian dude laughing at me for being shy and not used to talking to guys there.
Also once I got submitted into a psychiatric hospital alone and some asian girl and dude had sex behind a sliding wall while I was tied to bed. I am still angry on my mum for focing me in psychiatic hospitals 2 times just because I could not sleep at night. At the hospital there was also an asian nurse forcing a pill that fell to the floor into my mouth by force.
Also at the endocrinological hospital there was an really gruff , rough, hoarse main doctor without one finger (yakuza sign anybody?) that was really rude to my mum.
These are the 4 weird asians I cant forget. The one with the red sun tattoo ,the rude one ,the one behind the sliding wall and the one missing finger doctor. Watching japanese visual kei videos with the red rising flag makes me SO uncomfortable. I constantly remeber that guy who walked past me when I see that.
Also I got an operation on my stomach. While I was lying in the endocrinological part of the hospital I overheard old babushkas talking about the main doctor and his daugher ruling the hospital being very affluent poeple making the hard working babushkas pretty salty. They also insiniated I had had an abortion even thought I explained it was only the appendix that got removed.
I confronted my mum about it but she stands by that it only was the appendix.
Later I got maredreams and strange thoughts if maybe I was raped during sleep in the other hospital because I remember one day waking up and seeing a weird condom lying in the corridor (I slept in the corridor) and the asian guy quickly moving out after that. I also remember the nurses choosing especially him to once deliver me some pills I had to swallow.
But the most horrifiying memory I have is when the asian guy rolled me in a wheel chair and I remember him whispering some strange words I dont fully remember (dont be afraid?) when they transferred me from hospital to hospital.
I also read about Japan and China and the yakuza from books in the library while I was in my mothers hometown but later strangely these books disappeared.
I also I remember the constant flower kiosk named Sakura and tokyoflower in my city the sudokus selled in every kiosk and after reading all those horrible things about what the japanese did ww2 it just puts bad taste in my mouth.
I really find visual kei intersting with how they portray themselves as demons and its interesting to me that all the foreign visual kei arists are thai swedish, english and from the western world.
Especially SekimaII and their "demons" concept. They remember me of the female russian band U-kei.
I have been watching Kazakh pop the latest years and its unsettling to watch them don kimonos.
I have even seen tatar musicians do it.
I may be revealing to much of my life. But the internet has opened my eyes to how asian diasporas absorb everything around themselves. Reading asian supremacist subreddits here on reddit makes me even more uncomfortable. But my biggest beef that I have is when I read that chinese hate europeans and central asians but then I remembered the traditional chinese doctor named Pan who was so kind
and dismissed it.But there is tons of anti-asian ,anti-chinese info on russian Youtube.
But it is true that ex-communist immigrant dont support and band together judging by all the chinese shops,thai massage salons, indian resturants in my swedish town but no russian or central asian resturants. Even in Cuba I saw a Chinese resturant and saw the stories of the chinese residents in Cuba and the store selling asian, anime and K-dramas in Havana. Also the new Crazy Rich Asians and Mulan movie compared to the Borat movie reminded everyone that the new Han Chinese supremacist narrative is being pushed.
I was always so amused by the fact that Cinderella called the cat Lucifer in the cartoon and the pet dragon in Mulan and speculated over Disneys satanism.
My question is with the chinese dragon in the Bible.
My second question is with contemporary Israel and why is lbgt and femenism and abortion so accepted there if it is prohibited in the Bible. Like doesnt it bother anyone at all that the non-israelite people in the book of Joshua worship the sun and to me they SO much wakes up associations of the red rising sun flag to me ?
Because of this seeing the jewish star in japanese visual kei videos also makes me feel strange.
My father always had a negative opinion on Japan and Israel.
My second is when I saw the music video Ai-dolls -Ai-dolls (kyrgyz pop). Ai means moon in kyrgyz but means love in japanese so that reminded me of the manga Princess Ai and made me uncomfortable.
My cousin studies in China but refuses to tell me how he has it. He had a chinese girlfriend but broke up with her.
His father had a company named Thanks (Rahmat) Tea but his son got brutally murdered so the company died but strangely enough some weird product with the same name started selling while I lived with my mother in Russia. My mothers last name consists of the word Thanks (Rahmat).
My uncle got a sexual disease while flying to buy Indian Tea in India so that really got me thinking.
I dont shame Indian people ,my mother is friends with one.

But I clearly see that chinese culture is anti-Bible. I remember watching the tv-series Empress of China.
There Wu Ruyi (Meiniang) kills a girl named Gaoyang. Later I watched an Youtube video of a chinese man claim that the god in the Bible is the same as the ancient chinese God and he said that Gaoyang means lamb. It felt like deja vu.
I also remember watching a japanese Youtuber in russian talking about japanese mythology that it goes like this: The Japanese god fell in love and procreated with humans and from there went all people. I had biblical deja vu when I heard of this and remembered the band Seikima II.
The thing is: I remember a russian girl magazine adverising the Hinamatsuri , Japanese girl fashion and "The land of the rising Soul" to russian young girls I cannot phantom the sneaky evilness of the japanese people propagating and advertising their culture to young girls only for the young girls to fly to Japan only to realize that Japan is like Saudi Arabia only more advertised and pink.
And I know that japanese culture is actively advertised in Russia.
I remember liking anime ,Sailor Moon and manga and wanting to translate manga into minority language in Russia but when I understood how dark and twistedly obsessed the japanese are with demons it made me think twice. Also 4chan anyone?
Some Youtuber said that if you learn japanese and start reading 4chan you will regret you learned japanese.
What I have learned from the russian Youtuber VovanJapan is 1:Japanese people love themselves very much. I have read traditional japanese poetry and I think it is true judging by the poem "Loving Oneself" I read.
Also remember reading the japanese poem wher the man tells the women "Dont think you cant be replaced and are unique". That kind of attitude also is a turn-off to me.
And asian people reading this and hating me:I dont care.
My uncle was very kind and always gave left-over food to his north koran servants while being a diplomat.
But I really hate all the toxic, hating and bullying by asian and especially japanese people online.
I really dislike their feudalistic ,passive-agressive hating on the Internet.
Just look at all the hate Blinchik in Japan , lolcow farm, pretty ugly little liars , Yoo Lana and other
pretty non-asian ,non-japanese females get. It is sickening.
It is also sickening seeing how russian-speaking men praise japanese women and shit on russian women under Sergey Kuvaevs videos.
I just dont think rasistic, imperialistic, rising red sun-wearing tattooed asians should be walking around in my mothers home town and make innocent girls like me feel unsafe.
I see VovanJapans YT channel get taken down and it makes me think he speaks the truth.
The film Interdevochka also got a price in Japan I think that talks about something.
You can read my post as fiction from planet X.
I have read beutiful japanese traditional poetry and japanese mythology.
But I have also read ugly japanese comment hidden by anonimity on the internet and it makes me disgusted.
Like the only thing I can think of is the son Katoosha by AKB4.
But I have read russians saying it is very had to talk to japanese people because they are so quiet
and you have to force words out of them.
I think Japan is like the dentist clinic in Sailor Moon :Kawaii -Hawaii on the outside but horrifying on the inside.VovanJapan said that they do medical experiments on foreigners in Japan. I always think of Viagras music video Anti.-Geisha where a japanese girls shoots at you throught the TV.Or In-Yans music video Kamikaze.
I saw japanese hair salons and a sushi shop in my mother russian hometown.
I know a mongolian woman that works in a sushi shop here in sweden that has two married mongolian relatives living in japan working for a japanese car company.
Why do we russians celebrate the Victory over Germany , but not over Japan?
Why is there a monument remembering the japanese soliders in Russia?
Why do we Russians allow this to happen?
Why do we russians not stand up for ourselves?
I have watched DenTV and they tell about how the japanese think we russian dropped the bombs on them.It makes me sick.
I think that in japanese culture the concept conscience does not exist. At least judging y russian DenTV that is the case. They have shame culture but dont have the concept of sincere regret.
Of course I have never met japanese people in real life.
But I dont intend to try to Skype to a silent robot and try to force words out of them forcefully.
If any japanese think otherwise they can comment below.
I probably wont comment anyway as I am sick of seeing americans shit on Cuba and Russia in general.
So I am preparing for the communist haters!
I have teo questions:
1.Did the japanese ask forgiveness from Russia for their war crimes occuping Russia up tot the Uralic Mountains?
2.If not , What do they want from us crating Youtube channels saying they are proud of their forefathers who were soliders doing their duty in (Tatarstan) and marrying russian women?
Showing the monument commerating japanese soliders?
But the think making me most angry is when DenTV said japanese spies create anime communities in russian on the internet telling russian youth to commit suicide. That is the definition of going over all
limits!

The japanese really are Jorogumos on the World Wide Web searching for naive innocent flie-like russian youths to ensnare and push to sucide!
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2020.10.19 10:41 autobuzzfeedbot 23 Horrifically Creepy Facts That You Probably Shouldn't Read After 10 P.M.

  1. "Chainsaws were originally invented for childbirth."
  2. "There is an Island of the Dolls in Mexico City that has thousands of creepy dolls to honor a little girl who drowned in the 1950s. The island is said to be one of the most haunted places."
  3. "It's estimated that there are around 25–50 active serial killers in the US."
  4. "One inmate who survived the first round of electrocution said death tasted 'like peanut butter.'"
  5. "You have a bunch of microscopic parasites called Demodex on your eyelashes and in the pores on your face. They come out at night to lay eggs and eat the oils on your face."
  6. "Cotard’s Delusion is a rare psychiatric condition which causes the sufferer to wholeheartedly believe they are dead, putrefying, or simply do not exist. Some Cotard’s patients refuse to eat, as they do not believe they need to, with one notable patient dying of starvation. Another woman once asked to be taken to a morgue to be with the other dead people."
  7. "The last use of a guillotine in France was the same year the first Star Wars movie premiered: 1977."
  8. "A 'Rat King' is a phenomenon created when a large group of rats become fused together by their tails via ice, dirt, hair, blood, or even feces. Encounters with this horrible phenomenon inspired some of humanity's greatest myths."
  9. "There is a rare genetic disease called fatal familial insomnia where over the course of months you literally cannot go or be put to sleep no matter what you take or what you do. The symptoms get progressively worse until your brain deteriorates and you die from exhaustion."
  10. "During the Victorian Era, it was not uncommon for families to take pictures with recently deceased relatives. This was done as one final moment with that person to honor them."
  11. "Dogs like squeaky toys because they sound like small animals being crushed."
  12. "Patients undergoing colonoscopies are most commonly put under conscious sedation, meaning the anesthetic doesn't actually numb pain, or even send you unconscious, they just impair your ability to form memories. You are awake and aware of the pain, you just don't remember."
  13. "When anglerfish mate, the male literally deforms its body and fuses with the female, and they live together for the rest of their lives."
  14. "Scaphism is the worst way of execution I've ever heard of. The word comes from Greek and stands for 'hollowed out'. The victim is trapped between two boats, fed and covered with milk and honey, which then attracts all kinds of insects and vermin that fester and devour you over a couple of days."
  15. "Indian followers of Zoroastrianism don't bury or burn their dead. Instead they leave the bodies in special towers, exposed to the elements to be eaten by vultures."
  16. "Feeding a human body to pigs will cause them to eat almost everything."
  17. "Ted Bundy, a serial killer, used to work for a suicide hotline."
  18. "Postpartum psychosis can show up in a new mother virtually overnight. It can make them hallucinate or go into psychosis, making them think their baby is a demon or the antichrist, for example. New mothers kill their own children because of postpartum psychosis more often than you might like to think."
  19. "The island of Okunoshima in Japan has World War II ruins of a chemical weapons factory that created poison like mustard gas in its attacks on China. Its secrecy was so vital to the Japanese government that they tried to wipe its location off maps."
  20. "Patchouli was used to cover up the smell of decaying flesh during the Black Plague."
  21. "When CNN first signed on in 1980, they recorded a band playing a hymn that they were meant to play at the end of the world. It was hidden from the public for 35 years."
  22. "Only about 5% of the ocean has been mapped, and there are most likely creatures that we would think of as aliens living deep, deep down."
  23. And lastly, "Tarantulas can swim."
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2020.10.18 18:38 cryptoabhi Subreddit Stats: chodi posts from 2020-10-13 to 2020-10-17 23:32 PDT

Period: 4.83 days
Submissions Comments
Total 844 8195
Rate (per day) 174.67 1477.36
Unique Redditors 391 1509
Combined Score 105967 53314
Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5883 points, 17 submissions: yadukulakambhoji
    1. setting the stage ! (1475 points, 114 comments)
    2. lmao (960 points, 41 comments)
    3. blame hindus more. it’s not going to whitewash the truth (915 points, 55 comments)
    4. lady couldn’t be more elitist if she tried (475 points, 38 comments)
    5. hypocrisy dekho (452 points, 41 comments)
    6. french are paving the path (199 points, 10 comments)
    7. lmao (197 points, 13 comments)
    8. our courts will go to any length (194 points, 10 comments)
    9. jodha akbar is another big scam. (174 points, 6 comments)
    10. 💯 (170 points, 16 comments)
  2. 4595 points, 10 submissions: maithunmama
    1. 🤣🤣🤣 (1372 points, 53 comments)
    2. Aur bhai....Aa gaya swaad ? (1164 points, 107 comments)
    3. "Bhim Army", what a cheesy-ass name. lol ! (775 points, 20 comments)
    4. Advertisement Jihad (330 points, 11 comments)
    5. नमस्ते सदा वत्सले मातृभूमे 🙏🏻🚩. Also, can somebody tell me what's Owaisi has been doing ?? (278 points, 18 comments)
    6. Muh Capitalism ! 😡 (256 points, 14 comments)
    7. The second half of the Tanishq advertisement that we never got to see. I apologise for the potato quality, my Bhratas and Bhaginis 🙏🏻 (212 points, 5 comments)
    8. Waiting for the libchod companies to make advertisements based on incidents like this one ! (101 points, 10 comments)
    9. MuDi CoRrUpT.... MuDi ReJaAiNe...!!! (66 points, 7 comments)
    10. This is some next level dung....I mean, shit ! Morons like these give a bad name to us Bhakts ! Lol ! (41 points, 4 comments)
  3. 3330 points, 28 submissions: BigSurround2
    1. Hindus Then vs Now (754 points, 64 comments)
    2. Sita Ram Goel Ji - Reviver of the Hindu cause. Today is his birth anniversary. 🙏🙏 (242 points, 5 comments)
    3. 😭 (231 points, 12 comments)
    4. #BoycottTanishq🔥😭😂😂 (193 points, 6 comments)
    5. True Indology: "A French teacher assassinated by Islαmic terrorists for "gustakhi" against a prophet gets international support/coverage. Kamlesh Tiwari shared same fate for similar act. Even Desi libs condemned him. How many Non-Indians supported him, know of him? Why are Hindu lives cheaper? [1/n] (190 points, 10 comments)
    6. [Sunanda Vashisht] Hindu men may be frowned upon for marrying into another faith. But Muslim men if they marry a kafir woman and then convert her, he has done a huge ‘swaab’ (good religious deed). There is a world beyond celebrities- a real world where all this is true and must be addressed. (190 points, 4 comments)
    7. [Swati Goel Sharma] Hindus are intolerant for objecting to Tanishq Jewelry ad on social media? Let’s see. In 2001, when Gadar released, mobs threw bombs on theatres, tried to sever off a cop’s arm, burnt vehicles and screens. One of the major reasons was sindoor put on Muslim woman. [1/n] (189 points, 6 comments)
    8. [GemsOfBollywood] This is real life as opposed to the well-funded propaganda industry of Bollywood that shows all violence comes to stop at sound of Azaan. Iqbal Maidan, Bhopal, 4 Dec 2015: Fatwa calling for beheading those who insult Rasool and Quran as reaction to Kamlesh Tiwari. #parisbeheading (136 points, 8 comments)
    9. [Anand Ranganathan] Do not marry your women to polytheist men unless they believe in Islam; a Muslim slave is better than a polytheist even though he may attract you. - Holy Koran, 2:221. Let those Muslims who advocate to the contrary have the guts to say they don't believe in this order of Allah. (133 points, 4 comments)
    10. [TimesNow] Holy Quran absolutely forbids worshipping or praising any idol or God other than Allah: Anand Ranganathan | IndiavsHardliners (133 points, 6 comments)
  4. 2483 points, 8 submissions: yxnghazard
    1. This is how you protest without burning an entire city or damaging any shops. (1161 points, 45 comments)
    2. Gujarat HM asks police to take “strict action” against NDTV. I personally don’t think anything will happen, not even 10% of harassment received by Republic TV from Sonia Slaves in MH. (333 points, 12 comments)
    3. 5years later, what has changed exactly? (291 points, 4 comments)
    4. “Why every time a Hindu girl?” (244 points, 12 comments)
    5. This idiot compared a Non-Violent boycott to terrorism. I guess, he clearly doesn’t remember recent events CoughCough Bangalore riots. Kya hoga mere desh ka...🤦‍♂️ (151 points, 17 comments)
    6. Incoming WokeHeadlines: French police are isl*maphobic for shooting a Dara Hua #ACAB (122 points, 8 comments)
    7. we weren't expecting special forces 😂 (99 points, 24 comments)
    8. Have a read, Very well articulated about Tanishq ad. Also why do these “interfaith” ads come closer to Hindu festivals? Why not around eid? (82 points, 8 comments)
  5. 2430 points, 7 submissions: DankDeepa
    1. Let's celebrate this Diwali with eco friendly diyas instead of Chinese LEDs. (1117 points, 44 comments)
    2. They hate our culture. (553 points, 11 comments)
    3. Chal hatt behn ki lodi (490 points, 22 comments)
    4. Bollywood then vs now. As a regular person we never use to pay attention on these bullyweed songs or depiction of our faith in there films. (93 points, 5 comments)
    5. Madrassas Training = Taliban, ISIS, Jamaat, Boko terrorists.Children taught to hate other nations, religions, cultures. Learn the gory art of killing fantasizing abt Virgins in Heaven. (62 points, 0 comments)
    6. ImranTahir is working in water supply department. (60 points, 1 comment)
    7. Remembering Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his 89th Birth Anniversary. Missile Man of India. (55 points, 4 comments)
  6. 2341 points, 13 submissions: Delicious-Peanut-215
    1. Then vs now (930 points, 61 comments)
    2. JAMMU AND KASHMIR WAS,IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF INDIA (284 points, 8 comments)
    3. Sed maulana noises (242 points, 19 comments)
    4. Ab remake banata hun (172 points, 2 comments)
    5. Not stonks (127 points, 2 comments)
    6. Respect to the missile man (95 points, 6 comments)
    7. Political compass of indian subreddits (94 points, 50 comments)
    8. NEET 2020 purrftect isshcore 720/720 (84 points, 5 comments)
    9. Found this in a comment below a news video about the Paris attack (80 points, 16 comments)
    10. Modi vs ping pong (78 points, 2 comments)
  7. 1953 points, 18 submissions: sardarbhagat
    1. Trucks (457 points, 15 comments)
    2. Upper caste Janeudhari Brahman party gives election ticket to a rapist who rapes lower class dalit's, and whose brother works for godi media (280 points, 14 comments)
    3. Mujhe bhi Justice (273 points, 8 comments)
    4. Toon by Upword on recent events (150 points, 31 comments)
    5. Ekatvam from Tanishq (124 points, 12 comments)
    6. Godi media (110 points, 5 comments)
    7. Kalaripayattu an ancient Indian martial art form (94 points, 5 comments)
    8. Bhagwa Feminism (76 points, 5 comments)
    9. Problem is not Tanishq Ad , problem is hidden agenda behind that and silence on increasing deaths of Hindu women (67 points, 1 comment)
    10. For honest hard working patriotic farmers (56 points, 1 comment)
  8. 1872 points, 4 submissions: ImagineNate
    1. Nikal lavdi, peheli fursat mein nikal 😂😂 (1293 points, 93 comments)
    2. The first step to reformation is acceptance, not ignorance. Kab seekhenge yeh log 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ (281 points, 10 comments)
    3. Don’t fear, Diwali mein asthama is here 😒 (258 points, 10 comments)
    4. NDTV didn’t even report the name or religion of the mob in Rahul Rajput’s honor killing news as it doesn’t fit their propaganda whereas in Hathras case they were clearly blaming the “upper caste” for their brutality. (40 points, 1 comment)
  9. 1838 points, 8 submissions: emotional_coder
    1. #IslamBoycottTanishq (467 points, 9 comments)
    2. 😂😂 lit (421 points, 3 comments)
    3. hmmm... (291 points, 4 comments)
    4. यह तो होना ही था ... (237 points, 25 comments)
    5. ok. (145 points, 23 comments)
    6. bachcho ko chutiya kaise banaye (143 points, 10 comments)
    7. 500rs credited to NDTV. With this pro-gamer move, the revenue of NDTV doubled. (73 points, 8 comments)
    8. 😈😈 (61 points, 2 comments)
  10. 1763 points, 3 submissions: VinniDpooh
    1. Fcu#k one sided Religious harmony.. Bhairchara aur Gangs Jamuni Tehzaeb my foot 🖕 (1330 points, 112 comments)
    2. rEEee rEEee (293 points, 9 comments)
    3. Thug life feat. Ajeet Bharti (140 points, 13 comments)
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  4. meinhundon (616 points, 71 comments)
  5. avcse1 (553 points, 61 comments)
  6. rTx_101 (546 points, 48 comments)
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  8. Indian_Steam (496 points, 27 comments)
  9. Profit_kejru (469 points, 66 comments)
  10. Oyasumi_Pun_Pun (424 points, 55 comments)
Top Submissions
  1. setting the stage ! by yadukulakambhoji (1475 points, 114 comments)
  2. 🤣🤣🤣 by maithunmama (1372 points, 53 comments)
  3. Fcu#k one sided Religious harmony.. Bhairchara aur Gangs Jamuni Tehzaeb my foot 🖕 by VinniDpooh (1330 points, 112 comments)
  4. Nikal lavdi, peheli fursat mein nikal 😂😂 by ImagineNate (1293 points, 93 comments)
  5. Golden Words 😁 by Morgan2498 (1195 points, 178 comments)
  6. Aur bhai....Aa gaya swaad ? by maithunmama (1164 points, 107 comments)
  7. This is how you protest without burning an entire city or damaging any shops. by yxnghazard (1161 points, 45 comments)
  8. Let's celebrate this Diwali with eco friendly diyas instead of Chinese LEDs. by DankDeepa (1117 points, 44 comments)
  9. Idhar aa JNU ke chode... by SensieSama (1045 points, 81 comments)
  10. A rare photo of Tanishq's customers, they are going to buy jewellery from Tanishq's showroom . by Latter_Investigator4 (989 points, 32 comments)
Top Comments
  1. 204 points: poop-pee-die's comment in Nikal lavdi, peheli fursat mein nikal 😂😂
  2. 185 points: sifyibigne's comment in lmao
  3. 161 points: iDoSwordFighting's comment in Aur bhai....Aa gaya swaad ?
  4. 159 points: Indian_Steam's comment in Nikal lavdi, peheli fursat mein nikal 😂😂
  5. 141 points: dontcashmebro's comment in Sekoolerizm
  6. 137 points: pyaarkiaag's comment in Fcu#k one sided Religious harmony.. Bhairchara aur Gangs Jamuni Tehzaeb my foot 🖕
  7. 136 points: Amit2002p's comment in Suprised Pikachu Face
  8. 135 points: dv-7's comment in Idhar aa JNU ke chode...
  9. 130 points: deleted's comment in Golden Words 😁
  10. 130 points: nublifeisbest's comment in Last time kya bola tha Aukaad ?
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2020.10.13 13:10 Level100boos Modding in gta mobile

Search on YouTube for "GTA SA mod". You'll likely find a video among the lines of "GTA SA NEW CITY MOD HIGHLY COMPRESSED 4KB HINDI TECH TUTORIAL 2015 WORKING 100%". Click on it and you will be presented with what is essentially a 10fps slideshow with thousands of effects on the screen at the same time, comparable only to a post on arabfunny. You will hear a generic indian tech support guy speaking in a language you can't understand, despite the english title of the video. This intrigued me, so I clicked on the link for shts and giggles. Oh boy, this was hilarious :D. When you click on the download link, you will get sent to a very sketchy link shortening site (that Universal Bypass doesn't recognize, of course) and your browser history will be filled to the brim with scams and ads. After getting past that hellhole, you'll get a zip file from a site like MediaFire (the most common site). You have to enter a password to extract the .zip file. You look in the description and it will say "Password: WATCH THE VIDEO :)". It is hidden somewhere in the 7 minute video you clicked on. You look in the comments and you see people asking for the password. You look in the replies and you can see how OP thanked the guy who gave him the password. The comment with the password is not there, because the guy who made the video deleted the reply. So now you have to sit through that slideshow of a video and look for the password in each corner of the video. I wasn't having any of that, so I got on my computer and connected my phone to it to transfer the zip file. I downloaded a *totally legit zip password cracker and... God damn it! 5 hours pass and the password is still not there! So I unplug my phone and throw it on the couch in anger. How can I be happy in my life without "GTA SA NEW CITY 2015 FREE 100% WORKING"??!?!?
So I watch the 7 minute slideshow and I eventually see the password. I type it in and put the files in my game directory. My reward for the 7 hours I wasted is a few square miles of land. New city? Bruh this is a new square with 2 houses in it.
The comments would be fun to read but I don't know hindi. Meanwhile, on my GTA V install on PC, I have like 7 map expansions with VisualV and a bunch of car mods and stuff. Why is the Android modding scene for GTA so... sad? Why do people do this sort of stuff? There are literally millions of these videos. It's become a meme in some places. I don't hate these guys, they are really chill. They heart every comment and that's pretty wholesome. But why are these the only mods on mobile?
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2020.10.11 17:50 Iwashi94 Indians hidden videos

Video
Q: What’s your name?
A: Horiuchi Marina
Q: What’s your birthday and how old are you?
A: April 29, I’m 22 now.
Q: Where are you from?
A: Tokyo
Q: Who’s in your family household?
A: Mom, Dad and me. Only the 3 of us.
Q: Blood type?
A: B(Dad), B(Mom), B(??) and B!!
Q: Height?
A: 154 cm
Q: Occupation?
A: I’m working as a voice actress/artist, but I’m also studying music at university. If things go well, I’ll be able to graduate- Hm… I’m planning to graduate next year.
Q: Please talk about your work up until now.
A: Let’s see… I took part in an audition in elementary 3rd grade… After that… In 4th grade? 5th grade? We formed Minipati, a group about food education, and then I was part of Sakura Gakuin until Jr High 3rd grade. In High School- Oh right I was also in a musical in 5th grade. Anyway, in my freshman year in high school I got to be in a play and an anime. And now we’re here.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like drawing, and trying different kind of cheese naans.
Q: Special skills?
A: Short distance sprinting.
Q: Nicknames?
A: Marippe or Horiuchi.
Q: Charm points?
A: Maybe my hair, like, this part of my bangs [touches side of bangs] has always been wavy/curly.
Q: Speaking habit?
A: I say ‘majissuka’ [“For real?”].
Q: How would you describe your personality in one phrase?
A: In one phrase? hm… Crazy.
Q: What are your positive traits?
A: Positive? (haha) I’m full of curiosity?
Q: Negative traits?
A: My thoughts immediately show on my face.
Q: How would you describe your younger self in one phrase?
A: My younger self? I guess I was always trying to show off, I was really flashy. FlashyMari
Q: What’s a surprising side of you?
A: Surprising? Ah! I’m obsessed with taking notes! I always write down what I was dreaming of when I wake up in the morning.
Q: What sports are you good at?
A: Relay!
Q: Favorite vegetables?
A: I love baby corn.
Q: Favorite snacks/candy?
A: Ume flavored konbu.
Q: Favorite fruit?
A: Shine muscat!
Q: Favorite drink?
A: Ginger Ale!
Q: Favorite miso soup ingredient?
A: Nameko mushrooms
Q: Favorite bento ingredient?
A: Hm, let’s see… Pickles. I guess just pickled vegetables? (haha)
Q: Favorite onigiri ingredient?
A: Pollock mayo!
Q: Favorite ramen?
A: Shio Ramen, I guess?
Q: Favorite curry?
A: Butter chicken Indian curry.
Q: Favorite seasoning?
A: Yuzu kosho [grated yuzu peel with chili]
Q: Favorite dressing?
A: Balsamic vinegar
Q: Favorite time of day?
A: 7:30AM
Q: Favorite clothing?
A: Lately I’ve been into sporty stuff with lines on the side.
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Titanic
Q: Favorite scenery?
A: The ocean!
Q: Favorite vehicle/ride?
A: Monorails!
Q: Favorite animal?
A: Favorite animal… it’s probably squirrels
Q: Favorite color?
A: Rainbow
Q: Favorite shape?
A: Shape? Rectangle.
Q: Favorite saying?
A: I like “Funkotsusaishin” (粉骨砕身) [=doing one’s very best, literally something like “exerting oneself so much that their bones turn to dust”]
Q: Favorite place?
A: An island! I love islands.
Q: Favorite number?
A: 5
Q: Favorite school subject?
A: Science.
Q: Favorite season?
A: Spring and Summer.
Q: Favorite flower?
A: Marigold
Q: Favorite alcoholic drink?
A: Shandygaff!
Q: Favorite book or manga?
A: I always really loved Animal Yokocho
Q: Favorite anime?
A: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Q: Voice actors you see as a role model?
A: Mizuki Nana-san and Sakamoto Maaya-san
Q: Actresses you see as a role model?
A: Hm… Ueno Juri-san I think.
Q: Favorite Youtuber?
A: Fuwa-chan! [unrelated side-note, Fuwa-chan is in the best music video ever created]
Q: Favorite artist/performer?
A: Unison Square Garden
Q: What song would you listen to when you’ve fallen in love?
A: Glay’s Soul Love!
Q: What kind of men do you like?
A: Someone who can tease/banter with me.
Q: What’s your fetish/what are you super weirdly into? [I don’t know how translate this, but フェチ/fechi while literally meaning “Fetish” it can be used in a non-sexual way in Japanese from what I’ve seen. For example ASMR is called “oto-fechi”, “Sound-fetish”]
A: Um... Bangs?
Q: How would you approach someone you’ve fallen in love with?
A: Hm, I guess I’d try putting their clothes in order? Like hey I noticed your cuffs were messy.
Q: Where would you go on a date?
A: An aquarium?
Q: What act would make you fall in love with someone?
A: Hm… Something like our knees touching?
Q: What’s your motto?
A: From HIDE from X-Japan “Do everything/what you set your mind to as if it’s your last day, even if you won’t die tomorrow”
Q: What did you want to be when you were small?
A: Policewoman!
Q: What are you studying currently?
A: Well, I’m trying my best at English.
Q: What country do you want to go to?
A: France!
Q: What would you want to do on a day off?
A: I’d want to be in the ocean all day. I’ll jump in.
Q: What do you do first thing in the morning?
A: I write down what I was dreaming about.
Q: What do you do right before going to sleep?
A: I look through all the pictures I took that day.
Q: What emoji do you use a lot?
A: The baby chick.
Q: Do you answer your LINE messages quickly?
A: I guess I answer at a standard pace?
Q: How do you deal with stress?
A: I have a drink with my friends, or listen to music loudly.
Q: What do you end up spending your money on a lot?
A: Um… Well… Monorail fares are surprisingly expensive
Q: What do you want the most currently?
A: Shine muscat!
Q: What do you always have on you?
A: I always have a portrait a friend drew in my bag.
Q: What hairstyle would you want to try?
A: Fuwa-chan’s twintails [or I guess double buns? She calls them twintails for some reason lol]
Q: Your ideal image of a woman?
A: Someone who’s comfortable in their skin, someone who’s very open [or more like, not afraid of being caught off-guard]
Q: What’s something you absolutely can’t stand?
A: I really don’t like bugs.
Q: What kind of fortune-telling do you believe in?
A: Well that thing that tells your fortune from your blood type and your date of birth has been pretty accurate for me so far.
Q: Are you an indoors or outdoors person?
A: Outdoors.
Q: Favorite type of event?
A: Marine day
Q: How’s your eyesight?
A: I wear glasses at home, so pretty bad.
Q: Are you the one to tease others or the other way around?
A: I get teased a lot.
Q: What are you really particular about?
A: I always use my phone case until it breaks.I don’t buy a new one unil then.
Q: Have you had a pet before?
A: Yes! I had a crayfish.
Q: What animal would you say you’re like?
A: An echidna.
Q: What do you do when hanging out with friends?
A: We just walk around aimlessly while clinging to each other.
Q: What clubs were you in?
A: The shadow tea ceremony club. [ok, she says “Hidden” tea ceremony club, which I guess means it wasn’t officially recognized by the school, but shadow sounds cooler]
Q: How do you kill time?
A: I play games on my phone and stuff.
Q: What food do you hate?
A: Green peas and bell peppers.
Q: What would you do if you could use magic?
A: I’d make every kind of transportation into monorails. Even walking.
Q: What would you want to be reborn as?
A: I guess I’d want to be a monorail.
Q: What era would you travel to if you had a time machine?
A: To the time when Perry sailed to Japan.
Q: Why?
A: Ever since we learned about it in middle school, I just kinda always had Perry in the back of my mind. He was always arriving in Japan in my mind? Maybe because it had to do with the ocean? I think he was really cool. I would want to see how he arrived on the ships once with my own eyes. I had that on my mind since middle school.
Q: What would you do if you won the lottery?
A: I would buy a private jet.
Q: What would you do if the world ended tomorrow?
A: I’d do a parade with everyone.
Q: What one thing would you bring to a deserted island?
A: Infinite cheese naan.
Q: What’s your special/best song at a karaoke?
A: Seikan hikou [From Macross Frontier, by Nakashima Megumi]
Q: What instruments can you play?
A: Piano and guitar.
Q: How did you feel when your debut got decided?
A: I thought I was dreaming!
Q: What did you enjoy the most while writing a song?
A: When I could feel the melody fitting the lyrics perfectly while humming it, I felt so happy.
Q: What did you have the most difficulty with while writing a song?
A: When I had a hard time properly expressing something I wanted to.
Q: What do you want to challenge a year from now?
A: I want to go meet the fans abroad.
Q: What do you want to challenge 10 years from now?
A: I want to have a concert at Tokyo Dome!
Q: Message to the people who watched till the end?
A: Thank you for watching! There were many questions I couldn’t answer before so I hope you had fun while learning about me a little bit.
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2020.10.09 02:08 Ivy_87 ESL learning resources - my list

I teach ESL and TOEFL and like to recommend online learning resources if students want something beyond the usual textbooks. I put together this list of my favorites. Please let me know what you use! :)
Readlang - Vocabulary The Readlang Chrome extension is great for learning and practicing vocabulary. It allows you to click on words you aren't familiar with as you are reading and get an instant translation. These words are also automatically saved to your flashcards bank, where you can review and practice them at any time (using spaced repetition). The Readlang extension will work on any website and you can also input text from books or articles.
TED Ed - Listening Ted Ed is fantastic for testing how well your listening comprehension is developing. It has a good stock of video clips, each with about ten comprehension questions. Watch the video and answer the questions as you go to see how well you're understanding the content. For more advanced learners and those who are preparing for the TEOFL and IELTS exam, filter the videos to get the appropriate level by going to 'Discover > Lessons' and selecting student level 'College/University'.
ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Listening Cyber Listening Lab has a good selection of short audio clips (2-3 mins) of native speakers discussing a range of topics. This is a nice way to get some extra practice in if you are preparing for the listening section of the TEOFL or IELTS test.
Cyber Listening Lab preps you for each clip by explaining any idioms or unusual vocabulary that are used in the clip. As you listen, answer the multiple-choice questions that accompany the clip. Once you've answered each question, you'll be shown the script for the relevant part of the audio clip.
ESL-bits - Listening ESL-bits allows you to listen to an audiobook (read in US and UK accents) while viewing the relevant page of the book. They have a pretty good selection and many audiobooks have options for listening speed. You could listen for a couple of minutes and then read to see how much you understood, or read along and practice your pronunciation.
Macmillan Dictionary - Grammar Macmillan Dictionary have some nice resources for grammar practice. For example, check out:
Irregular verb wheel gamePhrasal verb gameCommon errors in English
Dictionary and translator Have a look at Deepl and Linguee. Many people find DeepL to be more accurate than Google Translate and Linguee will also show you translations in context. Good tools to have on hand when you're writing!
Edpuzzle - Listening Edpuzzle is similar to TedEd: it allows you to practice your listening comprehension by answering a series of multiple-choice questions while you listen to a video clip. Unlike TedEd, however, the clips on Edpuzzle have been created by individual teachers and tutors for their students. You can get access to these clips once you sign up for a free account.
Podcasts - Listening If you can get into podcasts, they can be a great way to practice listening comprehension. Here are some of the best:
People and Stories
Criminal [US accents] Content warnings are provided at the start of episodes that need them. A well-produced podcast about interesting crimes: stolen poodles, mysterious identity theft, escape from slavery, and death by owl…
Dear Prudence[Mainly US accents]Slate's weekly advice podcast with Danny M. Lavery. Listeners write in with their questions about relationships, work, and family, and Danny and his guest offer solutions and advice.
This is Love [US accents] From the team who make Criminal, this is a podcast focusing broadly on stories of love. Topics include a town ruled by cats, rare snail romance, an Italian ‘ugly club’, and a young wolf and his adopted father. There are 4 seasons.
Psychology and Philosophy Invisibilia[Mainly US accents]“Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.” Topics include surveillance, music and memory loss, how emotions are formed, and mirror-touch synesthesia.
In Our Time[UK accents]A long-running podcast from BBC Radio 4. Melvyn Bragg interviews experts about a huge range of topics within the history of ideas. Check out listeners’ top ten favourites, including Godel’s Incompleteness Theorems, Hildegard of Bingen, The Gin Craze, and P v NP.
Hidden Brain[US and Indian accents]Content warnings given at the start of some episodes. “Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.” Topics include implicit bias and police violence, the psychology of epidemics, BS jobs, and cultivating the imagination.
All in the Mind[UK, US, and Australian accents]“All in the Mind is an exploration of the mental: the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.” Topics include pseudoscience, sleep, nostalgia, and phobias.
Hi-Phi Nation[Mainly US accents]A story-driven philosophy podcast from Slate, which is more accessible than most philosophy podcasts. Topics include justice and retribution, moral luck, illusions, and “uncivil” disobedience. There are 4 seasons.
Technology 99% Invisible[US accents]A great podcast for anyone interested in design, history, and technology. “Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair?”
Reply All[US accents]A well-researched podcast focusing on technology and internet culture. Check out some of their most popular episodes.
Triple Click[US accents]Three long-time video game critics and reporters discuss all things game related. Are Mario and Luigi real brothers? Do video games glamorize cops? When is it ok to use a video game guide? Why do people love Final Fantasy so much?
Clockwise[US accents]Great for some quick listening practice - each episode is only 30 minutes. Hosts Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and their two guests discuss topics like automation for social good, facial recognition tech, and WWDC.
Recode Decode[US accents]Kara Swisher hosts this Vox podcast on all things tech. Each podcast comes with a short article, so you can get an overview of the main ideas before you listen.
Radiolab[US accents]Long-running podcast bringing you a mix of science, technology, philosophy, psychology, and politics. “Created by Jad Abumrad and hosted by Jad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences,” and in 2011 Abumrad received the MacArthur Genius grant.”
The Missing Cryptoqueen[Mainly UK accents]This BBC-produced podcast tells the story of the rise and fall of the cryptocurrency OneCoin. Its founder, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, mysteriously disappeared in 2017 before she could be arrested. There are 8 episodes in the series.
I'd love to hear your English podcast recommendations too!

For pictures illustrating the resources above, check out the original blog post: https://gradedoctortutoring.com/ESL-learning-resources.html
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2020.10.09 02:05 Ivy_87 ESL learning resources: from apps and e-readers to podcasts and listening exercises

I teach ESL and TOEFL and like to recommend online learning resources if students want something beyond the usual textbooks. I put together this list of my favorites - hope it's useful!
Readlang - Vocabulary The Readlang Chrome extension is great for learning and practicing vocabulary. It allows you to click on words you aren't familiar with as you are reading and get an instant translation. These words are also automatically saved to your flashcards bank, where you can review and practice them at any time (using spaced repetition). The Readlang extension will work on any website and you can also input text from books or articles.
TED Ed - Listening Ted Ed is fantastic for testing how well your listening comprehension is developing. It has a good stock of video clips, each with about ten comprehension questions. Watch the video and answer the questions as you go to see how well you're understanding the content. For more advanced learners and those who are preparing for the TEOFL and IELTS exam, filter the videos to get the appropriate level by going to 'Discover > Lessons' and selecting student level 'College/University'.
ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Listening Cyber Listening Lab has a good selection of short audio clips (2-3 mins) of native speakers discussing a range of topics. This is a nice way to get some extra practice in if you are preparing for the listening section of the TEOFL or IELTS test.
Cyber Listening Lab preps you for each clip by explaining any idioms or unusual vocabulary that are used in the clip. As you listen, answer the multiple-choice questions that accompany the clip. Once you've answered each question, you'll be shown the script for the relevant part of the audio clip.
ESL-bits - Listening ESL-bits allows you to listen to an audiobook (read in US and UK accents) while viewing the relevant page of the book. They have a pretty good selection and many audiobooks have options for listening speed. You could listen for a couple of minutes and then read to see how much you understood, or read along and practice your pronunciation.
Macmillan Dictionary - Grammar Macmillan Dictionary have some nice resources for grammar practice. For example, check out:
Irregular verb wheel gamePhrasal verb gameCommon errors in English
Dictionary and translator Have a look at Deepl and Linguee. Many people find DeepL to be more accurate than Google Translate and Linguee will also show you translations in context. Good tools to have on hand when you're writing!
Edpuzzle - Listening Edpuzzle is similar to TedEd: it allows you to practice your listening comprehension by answering a series of multiple-choice questions while you listen to a video clip. Unlike TedEd, however, the clips on Edpuzzle have been created by individual teachers and tutors for their students. You can get access to these clips once you sign up for a free account. If you’re working with one of our TOEFL tutors, you can request some custom clips on topics of your choice.
Podcasts - Listening If you can get into podcasts, they can be a great way to practice listening comprehension. Here are some of the best:
People and Stories
Criminal [US accents] Content warnings are provided at the start of episodes that need them. A well-produced podcast about interesting crimes: stolen poodles, mysterious identity theft, escape from slavery, and death by owl…
Dear Prudence[Mainly US accents]Slate's weekly advice podcast with Danny M. Lavery. Listeners write in with their questions about relationships, work, and family, and Danny and his guest offer solutions and advice.
This is Love [US accents] From the team who make Criminal, this is a podcast focusing broadly on stories of love. Topics include a town ruled by cats, rare snail romance, an Italian ‘ugly club’, and a young wolf and his adopted father. There are 4 seasons.
Psychology and Philosophy Invisibilia[Mainly US accents]“Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.” Topics include surveillance, music and memory loss, how emotions are formed, and mirror-touch synesthesia.
In Our Time[UK accents]A long-running podcast from BBC Radio 4. Melvyn Bragg interviews experts about a huge range of topics within the history of ideas. Check out listeners’ top ten favourites, including Godel’s Incompleteness Theorems, Hildegard of Bingen, The Gin Craze, and P v NP.
Hidden Brain[US and Indian accents]Content warnings given at the start of some episodes. “Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.” Topics include implicit bias and police violence, the psychology of epidemics, BS jobs, and cultivating the imagination.
All in the Mind[UK, US, and Australian accents]“All in the Mind is an exploration of the mental: the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.” Topics include pseudoscience, sleep, nostalgia, and phobias.
Hi-Phi Nation[Mainly US accents]A story-driven philosophy podcast from Slate, which is more accessible than most philosophy podcasts. Topics include justice and retribution, moral luck, illusions, and “uncivil” disobedience. There are 4 seasons.
Technology 99% Invisible[US accents]A great podcast for anyone interested in design, history, and technology. “Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair?”
Reply All[US accents]A well-researched podcast focusing on technology and internet culture. Check out some of their most popular episodes.
Triple Click[US accents]Three long-time video game critics and reporters discuss all things game related. Are Mario and Luigi real brothers? Do video games glamorize cops? When is it ok to use a video game guide? Why do people love Final Fantasy so much?
Clockwise[US accents]Great for some quick listening practice - each episode is only 30 minutes. Hosts Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and their two guests discuss topics like automation for social good, facial recognition tech, and WWDC.
Recode Decode[US accents]Kara Swisher hosts this Vox podcast on all things tech. Each podcast comes with a short article, so you can get an overview of the main ideas before you listen.
Radiolab[US accents]Long-running podcast bringing you a mix of science, technology, philosophy, psychology, and politics. “Created by Jad Abumrad and hosted by Jad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences,” and in 2011 Abumrad received the MacArthur Genius grant.”
The Missing Cryptoqueen[Mainly UK accents]This BBC-produced podcast tells the story of the rise and fall of the cryptocurrency OneCoin. Its founder, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, mysteriously disappeared in 2017 before she could be arrested. There are 8 episodes in the series.
I'd love to hear your English podcast recommendations too!

For pictures illustrating the resources above, check out the original blog post: https://gradedoctortutoring.com/ESL-learning-resources.html
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2020.10.09 02:04 Ivy_87 ESL learning resources: from apps and e-readers to podcasts and listening exercises

I teach ESL and TOEFL/IELTS and like to recommend online learning resources if students want something beyond the usual textbooks. I put together this list of my favorites - hope it's useful!
Readlang - Vocabulary The Readlang Chrome extension is great for learning and practicing vocabulary. It allows you to click on words you aren't familiar with as you are reading and get an instant translation. These words are also automatically saved to your flashcards bank, where you can review and practice them at any time (using spaced repetition). The Readlang extension will work on any website and you can also input text from books or articles.
TED Ed - Listening Ted Ed is fantastic for testing how well your listening comprehension is developing. It has a good stock of video clips, each with about ten comprehension questions. Watch the video and answer the questions as you go to see how well you're understanding the content. For more advanced learners and those who are preparing for the TEOFL and IELTS exam, filter the videos to get the appropriate level by going to 'Discover > Lessons' and selecting student level 'College/University'.
ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Listening Cyber Listening Lab has a good selection of short audio clips (2-3 mins) of native speakers discussing a range of topics. This is a nice way to get some extra practice in if you are preparing for the listening section of the TEOFL or IELTS test.
Cyber Listening Lab preps you for each clip by explaining any idioms or unusual vocabulary that are used in the clip. As you listen, answer the multiple-choice questions that accompany the clip. Once you've answered each question, you'll be shown the script for the relevant part of the audio clip.
ESL-bits - Listening ESL-bits allows you to listen to an audiobook (read in US and UK accents) while viewing the relevant page of the book. They have a pretty good selection and many audiobooks have options for listening speed. You could listen for a couple of minutes and then read to see how much you understood, or read along and practice your pronunciation.
Macmillan Dictionary - Grammar Macmillan Dictionary have some nice resources for grammar practice. For example, check out:
Irregular verb wheel gamePhrasal verb gameCommon errors in English
Dictionary and translator Have a look at Deepl and Linguee. Many people find DeepL to be more accurate than Google Translate and Linguee will also show you translations in context. Good tools to have on hand when you're writing!
Edpuzzle - Listening Edpuzzle is similar to TedEd: it allows you to practice your listening comprehension by answering a series of multiple-choice questions while you listen to a video clip. Unlike TedEd, however, the clips on Edpuzzle have been created by individual teachers and tutors for their students. You can get access to these clips once you sign up for a free account. If you’re working with one of our TOEFL tutors, you can request some custom clips on topics of your choice.
Podcasts - Listening If you can get into podcasts, they can be a great way to practice listening comprehension. Here are some of the best:
People and Stories
Criminal [US accents] Content warnings are provided at the start of episodes that need them. A well-produced podcast about interesting crimes: stolen poodles, mysterious identity theft, escape from slavery, and death by owl…
Dear Prudence[Mainly US accents]Slate's weekly advice podcast with Danny M. Lavery. Listeners write in with their questions about relationships, work, and family, and Danny and his guest offer solutions and advice.
This is Love [US accents] From the team who make Criminal, this is a podcast focusing broadly on stories of love. Topics include a town ruled by cats, rare snail romance, an Italian ‘ugly club’, and a young wolf and his adopted father. There are 4 seasons.
Psychology and Philosophy Invisibilia[Mainly US accents]“Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.” Topics include surveillance, music and memory loss, how emotions are formed, and mirror-touch synesthesia.
In Our Time[UK accents]A long-running podcast from BBC Radio 4. Melvyn Bragg interviews experts about a huge range of topics within the history of ideas. Check out listeners’ top ten favourites, including Godel’s Incompleteness Theorems, Hildegard of Bingen, The Gin Craze, and P v NP.
Hidden Brain[US and Indian accents]Content warnings given at the start of some episodes. “Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.” Topics include implicit bias and police violence, the psychology of epidemics, BS jobs, and cultivating the imagination.
All in the Mind[UK, US, and Australian accents]“All in the Mind is an exploration of the mental: the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.” Topics include pseudoscience, sleep, nostalgia, and phobias.
Hi-Phi Nation[Mainly US accents]A story-driven philosophy podcast from Slate, which is more accessible than most philosophy podcasts. Topics include justice and retribution, moral luck, illusions, and “uncivil” disobedience. There are 4 seasons.
Technology 99% Invisible[US accents]A great podcast for anyone interested in design, history, and technology. “Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair?”
Reply All[US accents]A well-researched podcast focusing on technology and internet culture. Check out some of their most popular episodes.
Triple Click[US accents]Three long-time video game critics and reporters discuss all things game related. Are Mario and Luigi real brothers? Do video games glamorize cops? When is it ok to use a video game guide? Why do people love Final Fantasy so much?
Clockwise[US accents]Great for some quick listening practice - each episode is only 30 minutes. Hosts Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and their two guests discuss topics like automation for social good, facial recognition tech, and WWDC.
Recode Decode[US accents]Kara Swisher hosts this Vox podcast on all things tech. Each podcast comes with a short article, so you can get an overview of the main ideas before you listen.
Radiolab[US accents]Long-running podcast bringing you a mix of science, technology, philosophy, psychology, and politics. “Created by Jad Abumrad and hosted by Jad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences,” and in 2011 Abumrad received the MacArthur Genius grant.”
The Missing Cryptoqueen[Mainly UK accents]This BBC-produced podcast tells the story of the rise and fall of the cryptocurrency OneCoin. Its founder, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, mysteriously disappeared in 2017 before she could be arrested. There are 8 episodes in the series.
I'd love to hear your English podcast recommendations too!

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2020.10.09 01:46 Ivy_87 ESL learning resources - my list

I teach ESL and TOEFL and like to recommend online learning resources if students want something beyond the usual textbooks. I put together this list of my favorites for my students - would love to hear what others are using!

Readlang - Vocabulary The Readlang Chrome extension is great for learning and practicing vocabulary. It allows you to click on words you aren't familiar with as you are reading and get an instant translation. These words are also automatically saved to your flashcards bank, where you can review and practice them at any time (using spaced repetition). The Readlang extension will work on any website and you can also input text from books or articles.
TED Ed - Listening Ted Ed is fantastic for testing how well your listening comprehension is developing. It has a good stock of video clips, each with about ten comprehension questions. Watch the video and answer the questions as you go to see how well you're understanding the content. For more advanced learners and those who are preparing for the TEOFL and IELTS exam, filter the videos to get the appropriate level by going to 'Discover > Lessons' and selecting student level 'College/University'.
ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Listening Cyber Listening Lab has a good selection of short audio clips (2-3 mins) of native speakers discussing a range of topics. This is a nice way to get some extra practice in if you are preparing for the listening section of the TEOFL or IELTS test.
Cyber Listening Lab preps you for each clip by explaining any idioms or unusual vocabulary that are used in the clip. As you listen, answer the multiple-choice questions that accompany the clip. Once you've answered each question, you'll be shown the script for the relevant part of the audio clip.
ESL-bits - Listening ESL-bits allows you to listen to an audiobook (read in US and UK accents) while viewing the relevant page of the book. They have a pretty good selection and many audiobooks have options for listening speed. You could listen for a couple of minutes and then read to see how much you understood, or read along and practice your pronunciation.
Macmillan Dictionary - Grammar Macmillan Dictionary have some nice resources for grammar practice. For example, check out:
Irregular verb wheel game Phrasal verb game Common errors in English
Dictionary and translator Have a look at Deepl and Linguee. Many people find DeepL to be more accurate than Google Translate and Linguee will also show you translations in context. Good tools to have on hand when you're writing!
Edpuzzle - Listening Edpuzzle is similar to TedEd: it allows you to practice your listening comprehension by answering a series of multiple-choice questions while you listen to a video clip. Unlike TedEd, however, the clips on Edpuzzle have been created by individual teachers and tutors for their students. You can get access to these clips once you sign up for a free account.
Podcasts - Listening If you can get into podcasts, they can be a great way to practice listening comprehension. Here are some of the best:
People and Stories
Criminal [US accents] Content warnings are provided at the start of episodes that need them. A well-produced podcast about interesting crimes: stolen poodles, mysterious identity theft, escape from slavery, and death by owl…
Dear Prudence [Mainly US accents] Slate's weekly advice podcast with Danny M. Lavery. Listeners write in with their questions about relationships, work, and family, and Danny and his guest offer solutions and advice.
This is Love [US accents] From the team who make Criminal, this is a podcast focusing broadly on stories of love. Topics include a town ruled by cats, rare snail romance, an Italian ‘ugly club’, and a young wolf and his adopted father. There are 4 seasons.
Psychology and Philosophy Invisibilia [Mainly US accents] “Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.” Topics include surveillance, music and memory loss, how emotions are formed, and mirror-touch synesthesia.
In Our Time [UK accents] A long-running podcast from BBC Radio 4. Melvyn Bragg interviews experts about a huge range of topics within the history of ideas. Check out listeners’ top ten favourites, including Godel’s Incompleteness Theorems, Hildegard of Bingen, The Gin Craze, and P v NP.
Hidden Brain [US and Indian accents] Content warnings given at the start of some episodes. “Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.” Topics include implicit bias and police violence, the psychology of epidemics, BS jobs, and cultivating the imagination.
All in the Mind [UK, US, and Australian accents] “All in the Mind is an exploration of the mental: the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.” Topics include pseudoscience, sleep, nostalgia, and phobias.
Hi-Phi Nation [Mainly US accents] A story-driven philosophy podcast from Slate, which is more accessible than most philosophy podcasts. Topics include justice and retribution, moral luck, illusions, and “uncivil” disobedience. There are 4 seasons.
Technology 99% Invisible [US accents] A great podcast for anyone interested in design, history, and technology. “Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair?”
Reply All [US accents] A well-researched podcast focusing on technology and internet culture. Check out some of their most popular episodes.
Triple Click [US accents] Three long-time video game critics and reporters discuss all things game related. Are Mario and Luigi real brothers? Do video games glamorize cops? When is it ok to use a video game guide? Why do people love Final Fantasy so much?
Clockwise [US accents] Great for some quick listening practice - each episode is only 30 minutes. Hosts Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and their two guests discuss topics like automation for social good, facial recognition tech, and WWDC.
Recode Decode [US accents] Kara Swisher hosts this Vox podcast on all things tech. Each podcast comes with a short article, so you can get an overview of the main ideas before you listen.
Radiolab [US accents] Long-running podcast bringing you a mix of science, technology, philosophy, psychology, and politics. “Created by Jad Abumrad and hosted by Jad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences,” and in 2011 Abumrad received the MacArthur Genius grant.”
The Missing Cryptoqueen [Mainly UK accents] This BBC-produced podcast tells the story of the rise and fall of the cryptocurrency OneCoin. It’s founder, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, mysteriously disappeared in 2017 before she could be arrested. There are 8 episodes in the series.
For pictures illustrating the resources above, check out the original blog post: https://gradedoctortutoring.com/ESL-learning-resources.html
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2020.10.05 11:48 varszegimarcell Indians hidden videos

Well, since the early days of the smartphones, I've been a die-hard Android fan. My first smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy Ace. I never had any other mobile operating system in my life, and yet I've decided to switch to an iPhone. You may be wondering why. Well, let me explain...
Currently, I'm using a Nokia 6.1, which I bought in November 2018. The main selling point was the Android One program to me, with the promises of "fast software updates for at least 2 years", - this point held up, so no complaints here, except the fast is means 3 months - "pure Android experience", "no bloat, no BS". An another point was the solid unibody construction, build quality matters me a lot.
I always loved the "fact", that Android users had more freedom on their devices, we was able to do pretty fun stuff with our phones, and with rooting, you had the ability to fully control your device, pretty much like a computer. Before 2017, this was true to the most devices available on the market. Now, my device just reached the end of the 2 years period of software updates, so my device will not get Android 11. I looked at my options, to start using a community developed custom ROM. Well, I've got my first big middle finger in my face, as Nokia does not allow bootloader unlock, expect for the Nokia 8 (2017). Great, but I'm sure it can be done isn't it? Of course, some indian geeks figured out a way to unlock, but you have to pay 8$ for it, and allow the guy to do it on your PC via TeamViewer, because they keep the process a secret to make money. Thanks, but no, I don't want to give remote access to my computer for shady indian people. An as I've read online, locking bootloaders is an industry wide practice these days...
You may ask, "If you're a that advanced user, why aren't you figure it out yourself how to unlock the bootloader?". Well, althrough I'm a computer science engineering student, and I will graduate this semester, I still know the limitations of my abilities. A bootloader firmware is not a thing you just want to try mess around with. As I'm not modifying UEFI firmwares on PCs - yet - I'm also not messing around with moblie device firmwares, I'm not going to risk bricking my phone.
So, the as the rooted freedom is gone, my ability is gone to update operating systems. Great. But "the pure, bloat free android" user experience should be great, isn't it? Well, it's a nightmare too.
Firstly, when I looked around more what is on my phone, I've noticed the Evenwell applications, that sent telemetry to China. Ohww, what a nice favor of the guys from HMD Global, thank you. It was not a big challange to get rid of them using some ADB shell "magic", but debloating your bloat free phone sounds pretty weird, and it is far over of an average user's skills. At least, the community wrote debloat scripts, making it a one click process, and that's actually pretty good that these kind guys exist. How nice it is, that an Android One device can have hidden bloat on the phone, when it's main selling point is "the pure, unmodified Google Android experience, without any preinstalled apps"?
Secondly, the Android (and Google) ecosystem as a whole become a mess. Can you watch a YouTube video without 2 unskippable, 15 seconds long ads? Can you read your emails in GMail without ads being hidden between your emails? Can you safely download any apps from Google Play? What about using Google Maps without saving every location you've been? Can you use Google Assisntant in english, when your primary language is different on the phone? Can you install apps without nasty background processes, draining your battery quicker than it's supposed to discharge? Can you use Google Camera API on a non Pixel devicie officially, even if your hardware is supported? Can you update Google Chrome without the update rendering it useless, and have to delete all app data to make it work again? All the answers to these questions are a big fucking NO.
The list of my fustrations are not ending here. At least I expected my phone to do the stuff, that I'm telling it to do. When I've set the DNS server statically on my WiFI network, I expect the phone to use that freaking DNS server. (Yes, I'm using PiHole, to filter my network traffic.) Guess what my phone did? It continued to use the Google DNS servers, to resolve the ad servers that I wanted to filter out, so they can keep displaying their ads about these shitty stupid 120 IQ requiring mobile games, that can entertain only a 5 years old, with Down-syndrome. Excuse me, but WTF??! I have to use a third-party app now, which fakes a VPN, so my phone uses only the DNS server, that I've configured, and only that one. Excellent, GGWP.
I can also tell you, that Android development is a huge pile of diluted rinoceros poop too. I've developed using multiple programming languages and APIs, from .NET, to C/C++, even x86 assembly etc. and none of them was as messy, as complicated, and as bad as Android. An of course, it uses the worst programming language that ever existed in it's heart: Java. (I know, Kotlin is now the default, but in the end, it still uses the same chaotic APIs and programming "principles", you're just using a different language.) Android is the shame of the Linux based operating systems, destroying every benefits of the Linux concepts.
So, after all of these painful years - it was painful at least in the last 3-4 years - I'm gonig to switch to a completely different operating system, that I was always afraid of because it's closed ecosystem. Back then, using your Android device was a dream and a true joy, not a feeling of having an STD. By killing the ability of rooting and using custom ROMs, the open soucre aspect of Android just become hypoctere in my opinion. I would still stick with Android, if Google hadn't become that shameless bombing you with ads, collecting data and destroying your user experience. At least I thought that I can configure my phone as I want. Now you may say "haha, pay more for Apple idiot" but you know what? Are their phones expensive? Yes absolutely. Are their phones weaker than Android phones in hardware? Yes, indeed, but at least Apple can write great software that runs smooter and flawlessly on 2 GBs of RAM, with a dual-core CPU. Oh and they're actively checking what apps are in the App Store. Oh, and an iPhone works at least as you've configured it. Oh, and you will have recent software on your phone. For years.
Final words: I want to close this "small" rant, with a quote from Linus Torvalds, expect I exchange NVidia to Google.
So Google: fuck you.
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2020.09.29 00:29 AsaTJ Videos hidden indians

Game Balance

  • Just because your dad is an asshole and called you a failure and cast you out of the family doesn't mean no one anywhere in the world will ever let you inherit anything. I mean, he was probably right about you but if you get on a boat to India they probably won't know or care yet.
  • If you spend hundreds of ducats of your own money building a fabulous new church, God's not gonna just be like "sure fine whatever I guess"
  • Lower-rank clan rulers won't get penalties for failing to have an entire harem anime going on.
  • If you are below the waifu quota for your rank, though, God is gonna be twice as mad about it. He tunes in to this show to ship you with various hotties and nothing on heaven or earth will save you if you fail to deliver.
  • Partition was all kinds of fucked up and would often explode from even momentary contact with certain other game mechanics. We're sorry. We're working on it.
  • Courtiers who you had an illicit love child with are less likely to dump the baby in your lap and disappear forever and not even pay child support.
  • Refusing a call to arms now does something, up from basically nothing.
  • It's now much harder to make literally everyone in the world love you just because you read a lot of books on rhetoric. Sorry political youtubers.
  • Characters should now experience a gradual decrease in fertility instead of knocking up all three concubines with quadruplets one day and suddenly having their balls turn to dust and blow away in the wind the next.
  • Greedy characters will no longer gain stress from giving away a city or temple, because as we all know, administering anything that isn't a castle gives poor feudal lords the hurty brain and it's just not practical to expect them to do it.
  • Heresies should no longer replace like 90% of all Catholic counties by two weeks in to every 867 game.
  • Inheritance succession can now go up to 6 generations upwards to find a distant relative rather than just 3 in case, say, you ended up getting the first 20 people in line for the throne killed because you keep forgetting to go click Forbid on the Knights screen.
  • It's now much harder to murder someone you're at war with and practically impossible to abduct them because they've seen the exploit videos, too, and they're not falling for that bullshit again.
  • Knights who are constantly swinging swords around and not getting killed will probably get better at it over time.
  • The Emperor of the HRE or any similarly impressive realm is probably not going to immediately prostrate himself and accept your weirdo naked incest religion even if you declared a holy war and are somewhat stronger than him.
  • You can no longer ask the Pope for money while at war with the Papacy. Just sack Rome and take it. Asking is for schmucks.
  • Tribal leaders who have massive armies that get paid in exposure will no longer have a harder time becoming famous for some reason.
  • That dumbass Radulf is now somewhat less likely to somehow get himself maimed multiple times in battles where you had a 3-to-1 numbers advantage.
  • Being in debt now does something, up from basically nothing.
  • Lustful characters will no longer lose stress every time they fail at No Nut November.
  • The Mongols are legit scary now and they heard you've been talkin' shit.
  • Weak realms are now much more likely to agree to subjugation by the Mongol Empire, unless you're the Shah of Khwarazm and have a nail in your brain or something.
  • Telling your failson to go shave his head and live in a dark building he's not allowed out of where he can only eat bread and sing hymns no longer gives you piety, because never having to see him again is its own reward.
  • That mission in KCD was pretty cool though, huh?
  • The AI is now reluctant to betroth boys to old women, even ones that have been described as total QILFs.
  • AI rulers should no longer recruit claimants to their court who are like, fifth in line for some desert village they've never heard of clear over on a different continent.
  • AI rulers who are bankrupt and facing rebellion should no longer froth at the mouth and scream from the parapets that they refuse to so much as discuss a white peace until you hit 350% warscore.
  • We've introduced a cap to living dynasty member Renown gain so you can't just rush all the perks by having 5000 stupid, ugly babies.
  • The Inbred trait is now less likely to be passed on as long as you don't take an already Inbred character and continue to inbreed them. We know you're gonna do it anyway, of course. You're all gross.
  • Successful Crusaders should no longer fold to a faction demand and convert to Islam 100% of the time.
  • Clan vassals who aren't allowed to bang at least one of your kids are going to be way more angry now, especially if they're powerful.
  • Partition succession should now look mostly at splitting up the total number of base level counties evenly, rather than saying Louis gets less land because he gets to keep the fancier hat, leaving him with like a third of the levies of each of his brothers to defend a realm that is now on the express train to disaster.
  • Björn Ironside has sat down with all of his vassals and explained to them that he probably can't protect them if they go conquer like, fucking Cyprus or something and they should prioritize grabbing counties that are at least within a few months' sailing distance of Scandinavia.
  • Said vassals should also concentrate on conquering counties in a single, contiguous geographic region now, instead of trying to, I don't fucking know, have at least one outpost in every de jure kingdom on the map? What exactly was your logic, there? It's not like you're grabbing centers of trade. This isn't EU4. Calm down and finish your Wales before you start trying to dominate North Africa.
  • When you win a Crusade, some of the Crusaders who came with you should stay around and help you man the fortifications instead of being like "gg c ya"
  • Wandering characters with absurd amounts of gold will now tend to spend it all on improving themselves booze and hookers so you can't invite them to dinner and then accuse them of witchcraft and seize all of their wealth.
  • AI spouses are finally getting over their netorare phase. Like, we get it but jeez. Find a new tag to follow.
  • The Alans in 867 have no longer somehow completely forgotten how to do horse archery.
  • The Pope will no longer let Catholics form the Empire of Germania. You'll have to create the HRE instead, unless you wanted to maybe Protest his authority.
  • Dynasty of Many Crowns now rewards you with something more than a shitty intramural soccer trophy that probably cost like $12
  • Peasant leaders may now pay their rabble in exposure.
  • You can no longer get the living legend achievement by simply starting a game as Haesteinn. It was simply OP to allow him to be as cool as we all know he was.
  • Characters whose religion involves reincarnation are less likely to reincarnate from a really shitty ancestor.
  • Alexandria is no longer a holy site for an East African religion practiced mainly by people who have never heard of Alexandria.
  • The AI will no longer go nuts writing long facebook posts about how all of your children are illegitimate that your dumbass vassals will read and believe in.
  • German vassals with Stammesherzogtum unlocked should now realize they can wield more power squeezing the desiccated corpse of the empire than they could claiming independence from it.
  • The Restore the HRE decision requirements are now Kinda Reasonable, down from Fucking Ludicrous.
  • You will now get ticking warscore against independence factions for holding any land in any of the rebel territories, not just the capital of the asshole who started it.
  • Brutally killed North Korea Mode. You're bad for using it and you should feel bad.
AI
  • The AI should no longer decide in the middle of a war that a boat trip would be fun when the wargoal is like a kilometer away by land.
  • Vassals of a cowardly liege will no longer pretend to be cowardly when he's in the room to make him feel better.
  • Allied AI ultra-doomstacks should no longer roll up like "hey wyd" and try to have a chat with you while you're doing a siege if it would cause both armies to lose thousands of hapless souls to disease and starvation.
  • Varangians have been reminded that they're river vikings and they should stop trying to appropriate ocean viking culture.
  • The AI should no longer nope out with their 4000 troops, leaving your 3000 to fight a 5000 stack and get half your court killed when it would have been an easy win if they could have pulled their pants up and stayed still.
  • AI characters are less likely to join a claimant faction for a one-eyed, one-legged 90-year-old with leprosy and brain cancer.
  • AI understands that "matrilineal" marriage doesn't actually mean anything if you're keeping it in the family like a proper Crusader Kings player.
  • Your freaking worthless father-in-law should no longer call you into three consecutive offensive wars for one shitty tribal county when you're trying to desperately defend against a full-scale invasion of bloodthirsty foreigners.
  • AI characters who aren't of the same religion as a holy order will no longer be chill just letting the Templars hang out in one of their cities sharpening their swords and singing songs about how all heathens must die.
  • Lower-tier Norse rulers will be less likely to decide it sounds fun to sail all the way to Sri Lanka or something to raid when there is plenty of pillage to be had nearby.
  • Allied AI armies now have object permanence and understand that just because we can't see the enemy right now doesn't mean you can safely fuck off across the kingdom to siege some worthless barony and leave the player's army alone to get rekt the next time the bad guys show up.
  • The AI has been reminded that this game doesn't have naval combat so you don't have to row full-speed away from an approaching enemy fleet. Poseidon will rise from the seas and make sure no one is allowed to hurt each other's boats or anyone on them.
  • A whole bunch of other AI changes that could be at least partly solved by adding an "allow attachment" button to player armies.
  • AI will no longer treat enemy armies marching through neutral territory as "out of bounds" and therefore completely unable to be attacked.
  • AI will no longer park its second army right next to a relatively even battle in progress and kick back like, "I think you guys got this handled."
Interface
  • The little suggestions widget thingy will now let you know when a vassal is mad because you're not his rightful liege, and his rightful liege is mad because you're giving immediacy to his vassal, and it would have been really nice if someone had brought this to my attention before you both went and joined the independence faction because it's extremely easy to fix.
  • Added explanation for the Unreformed Pagan Combat Bonus, which there's like a 60% chance you didn't even know existed until right this second.
  • Clicking a region in a cultural innovation tooltip now highlights it on the map, which I guess is okay but I'm still unsure why we don't have a regions mapmode.
  • You can no longer include an "OR ELSE!" clause in a vassal contract that is fair and both of you already agreed upon amicably.
  • Fixed the " has no reason to stay at court" message claiming the child is your stepbrother or sister rather than child. Although knowing you lot, it's very possible that they're both.
  • Fixed the Find Concubine window in some cases showing someone who is already your concubine. Listen, he just reinstalled the app as a joke. Why are you getting so upset about this?
  • The little icon that tells you how likely you are to win a battle should no longer be completely full of shit most of the time.
  • Fixed the game sometimes claiming a marriage has no chance of children despite both parties being fertile. Like, yes, she is way out of your league but I think her sense of duty is at least sufficient to lay back and think of the realm.
  • Victory screen for Crusades in which you didn't get any land should now tell you exactly how little your sacrifices mattered instead of simply saying it didn't.
  • Fixed unpause tooltip in single-player sometimes saying "Game is Paused by U̵͈̳̠̼͉̲͙̣̎̓̍̆͋͛̋͋͘͜͡N̸̨̲͈̗̱͎͂͋̿̿͒̕͢͜ͅK̨̛̙̙̮̻̯̫̙͒͗̀͘͜͞͞Ņ̹̗̗͙̳̫̈́̽̒̔̌͒͆́̕͞ͅO̷̡̧͙̖̮͉͂̈͒̾̓̇̈̚͘͡ͅŴ̸̡̢͓̜̠̫͙̙̩̀͆̋͊͗̐̉͡Ǹ̵̛̞̟̼̑͗͊̂̏͘̚͟͜"
  • Fixed you in some cases getting a "your child can marry" notification for someone you have no power to marry off, so you can call them and bug them about it repeatedly.
  • Hovering over options in the dropdowns in the Barber Shop will now show the resulting change on your character model so you don't have to spend twice as much time trying on hats as you do actually playing the game.
  • Made it clear in the Knight game concept that Knights represent both the character and their retinue of troops, even though everyone's head canon is going to say that they did personally cause 30 casualties because that's way more metal.
  • Made sure the friends panel can be expanded if at 8 or more, even though you will never have that many friends.
  • The "Pending Crusade Participation" alert now only shows up if the head of faith would actually be upset at you for not participating. You've disappointed him enough by now that he probably doesn't care.
  • The game will no longer claim that your guest's claim on a title that's already in your realm, or which has no holder, is useful
  • You now get a notification in the lower-right corner when a part of your realm gets sieged by someone you're hostile to, which is information that I guess your marshal didn't think you needed to have until just now.
Art
  • South Indian/Dravidian characters no longer look like they were dunked in flour.
  • Also added Slavic, East African, and Arctic visual ethnicities. Remember when we would charge actual money for this and half the time it looked like they escaped from a haunted wax museum? Rejoice that we now live in more enlightened times.
  • Improved teenager animations to not be neutral and really get across the VIOLENT STORM OF PAIN AND ANGER IN THEIR SOOOOOOOULS
Localization
  • Added an alternative text for holy war if one has the pluralist doctrine to explain that it's like, you know, just kind of a chill holy war, dude.
  • Added description for Parliament Special Building explaining that this one structure which grants some passive modifiers meant to represent an entire sea change in the understanding of the role of a monarch is hopefully just a placeholder for adding real council mechanics back in later.
  • Changed the "Consolamentum" tenet to "Ritual Suicide" for anyone but Catholics so non-Catholics don't have to go look up what the fuck that word even means.
  • Children who are believed to be the reincarnation of a really shitty ancestor will no longer act super stoked about it.
  • Fixed a scope mis-match in the lover reveal event which caused the event to describe people having affairs with themselves. We all do it but the entire court doesn't need to hear about it, okay?
  • Re-named the 'West African' culture group to 'Guinean' to get everyone speculating about if we might add the Kongo later.
  • Renamed the Wendish Empire to the Southern Baltic Empire, which is a monumentally less cool but I suppose more inclusive name.
  • Updated the tooltip for Divine Marriage to clarify how it works even though we thought the memes had explained this pretty well by now.
Game Content
  • Added a notification toast when your liege changes to inform you who your new liege is and why they became your new liege. Which, again, you'd think someone on your council would have thought to inform you about this rather important piece of information before now.
Databases
  • Broke up some of the ridiculous turbokingdoms at game start in freezing, pastoral Northern Scandinavia.
  • Made the Guiyi Curcuit an independent realm in 867 to help ease the pain of waiting for the inevitable China expansion.
  • Aquitaine is sexist and has been cancelled
  • We made up some extra Cumans specifically to prevent bordergore so don't say we never did anything for you.
  • Kashmiris no longer start with elephants because it's honestly not a great place to raise elephants.
  • Socotra is now part of the Duchy of Socotra. Aswan is still not in the Duchy of Aswan for some reason but we're getting around to it.
  • The Aghlabids are no longer independent in 867 because they weren't.
  • Volga Bulgaria is now feudal in 1066, because all the other steppe khanates had already labelled them as lame asses by then.
Bugfixes
  • You can no longer farm Devotion by telling your court architect to start building something that costs a bunch of piety and then kicking it over and telling him to go home on the second day.
  • You no longer have to change at least one thing when reforming a pagan faith to prove that you're hip and modern.
  • Fix unnecessarily handling controller input and rotating/zooming the camera, which is something 90% of you didn't know you could do until just now.
  • If your religion requires approval for divorce but has no religious head, guess what asshole, I'm the queen so I'm the one that gives approval. Now get out of my sight before I have to have you dragged out of it.
  • Fix war participant tooltip not listing the number of knights but just repeating the word knight
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  • Fixed an issue where, as a prank, you would tell some rando that came along on the Crusade that they were getting the county of Jerusalem just so you could immediately laugh in their face and take it away.
  • Fixed excommunication being available for faiths with Communion but non-spiritual heads. Malcolm is just up there chugging the blood of Christ and scratching his ass but there's nothing we can legally do about it.
  • Listen closely. I know he's well-spoken but no matter what the prince tells you, word of his father's death and his ascension to the throne does not grant him a "Get Out of Jail Free Card," you oaf.
  • The Reclaim Britannia decision no longer changes effects based on dejure drift. It's a damn island and it all belongs rightfully to the Celts.
  • Children should no longer run away from home purely out of boredom.
  • A faction will no longer courteously greet you before calling you a tyrant. It's called sarcasm but you spend your days torturing small animals and banging your sisters so we probably shouldn't have expected you to get it.
  • It is no longer possible to farm guardianship events by repeatedly encouraging your child to engage in animal abuse. I can't believe we're actually having to patch this but I guess nothing should surprise me at this point.
  • "Know Thyself" will no longer result in you getting daily texts from the reaper telling you the number of days until the Big Day and how excited he is.
  • Added an alert for when you have no player heir to your titles but there's someone landed in your dynasty still alive somewhere because of a marriage you totally forgot about arranging like 200 years ago. So anyway I hope you like Siberia.
  • Made it easier to kill grandma.
  • Added triggers to notifications so that marshal vassals don't gain opinion of themselves when they do something good. That asshole is already full of himself enough as it is. Yeah, yeah, tell us about the Battle of Acre again. We're not tired of that story at all, you old fuck. Get back to work. I don't want to have to fight another populist rabble.
  • Babies will no longer be assigned commander traits through a yearly event. I know everyone wants to brag about how smart your kid is but I'll believe he can pull off a double envelopment when he stops shitting in his pants.
  • Blocked Vlach rulers from taking the Unite the Slavs and Unite the Southern Slavs decisions after realizing that our Somewhat More Arbitrary new way of doing non-linguistic culture groups has some drawbacks.
  • Blocked the seduction of characters who are imbeciles or incapable. Again, not necessarily surprised we had to do this. Just disappointed.
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  • Rad ass hats are now mandatory in the Byzantine Empire.
  • Characters who become wanderers are now less likely to just nope out of any relationships and vanish, leaving confused loved ones behind.
  • The Adamites have finally made a ruling on capes: Funny but no.
  • Children under 4 should no longer be lecturing their peers about theology.
  • You can't force someone in your prison to educate your shitty kids. Torture them. Maim them. Anything but that.
  • Children will no longer demand you hold a feast even though that seems like exactly the kind of thing your shitty, spoiled kids would do.
  • Courtiers of Theocracies and Mercenaries will no longer wear inappropriate clothes. We're trying to sell this as an honest operation, Helgi. Gods dammit take that ridiculous thing off.
  • Crusader Helmets will now always show up when appropriate, which is at all times.
  • Devouring people will now have a clearer impact on your stress level. I still have several questions.
  • Tribal MaA who are paid in exposure won't give you a discount on the amount of exposure based on traits you have that normally decrease upkeep.
  • You can now tell a vassal who is mad that you're "not their rightful king" to sit down and shut up because you're the damn EMPEROR.
  • Taking someone as a concubine against their will might upset their family. You know, just a little.
  • No longer possible to farm divorces for personal profit. sigh
  • Fixed an error which caused the event 'Differences in Faith' to trigger for counties of your own religion even though that's basically what was going on everywhere all the time.
  • Fixed an inverted value that caused children with a 'bad' education affinity to do better at their education than children with a 'good' affinity even though everyone who has ever been labeled "gifted" relates to that pretty hard. (Credit for this joke goes to Rowan)
  • Fixed being able to send multiple Blackmail interactions to the same character while waiting for their first response because you keep coming up with even more fucked up things to threaten them with and just can't wait to talk about it.
  • Fixed broken god reference in a death transition text.
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  • Fixed embracing English culture sometimes converting landed spouses or family members without their consent, even though that would be pretty accurate to English history.
  • Fixed lowborns getting kinslayer traits when murdering other lowborns. The proper trait for this is "Class Traitor".
  • Fixed the kingdom of Pontus capital being set outside its de jure area. The capital is now set a-WAIT WHAT THE FUCK PONTUS IS IN THIS GAME??
  • Guardians will no longer keep teaching your kids after fleeing the realm. We just didn't have the technology for distance learning in 867.
  • Guests with claims on your vassal's vassal's titles will no longer show up at your court and then be like, "Oh... well this is awkward."
  • Head of Faith looks at incest as a divorce reason based on faith's doctrines, so you can be like Henry VIII but with your own siblings. Don't pretend like you weren't already thinking it.
  • Historical characters will no longer be their own parent. But we're sure you would be if we gave you that option.
  • If you promise a vassal to educate their child they will now be miffed if you try to return the child after it turns out that they suck and you don't want to deal with it.
  • You no longer get tyranny for putting someone in horny jail if the secret is known and adultery is criminal in your faith.
  • Many achievements are now possible, up from impossible.
  • It's now possible to negotiate an alliance even if your family is very inbred. So all of you can finally use the alliance mechanic now.
  • Secret lovers should no longer expose themselves at a feast by trying to copulate through the bars if one of them is in prison.
  • Lowborn bastards no longer try to belong to a House. They dun wan it.
  • Lowered the amount of gold the recipient needs to have to unlock the Demand Payment interaction. Apparently my landlord worked on this patch.
  • Married couples will no longer be exposed as if they have an affair if they're also lovers, as shocking and scandalous as it must be that a married couple in the middle ages more than tolerates each other.
  • People that are terrified of you are now more likely to agree to marriage, as long as they don't have to marry you. I'm more than willing to sacrifice one daughter if you leave me alone forever. She's not even smart.
  • People will no longer judge you harshly for breaking a betrothal to an Eunuch. Except, I guess, said Eunuch.
  • Pilgrimages no longer come with a bunch of hidden fees they didn't tell you about when you booked it.
  • If someone you really don't like recovers from illness or injury, instead of losing stress you might be like, "Ah, fuck..."
  • Rebuffing the advances of a romantic interest now correctly ends their scheme instead of forcing you to become soulmates anyway. I tried that dating strategy at one point and it definitely does not work.
  • Reforming to Feudalism no longer involves setting your entire seat of power and everything in it on fire.
  • Rum now no longer takes dynasty names, always retaining its title name regardless of the holder's culture, so you'll never be left wondering why is the Rum gone
  • Sick characters now dress the part. That gambeson is fuckin' sick bro!
  • Split the Take Vows decision into two, one for "I hope you bleed out on the uncaring sands of the Levant" and one for "I just want you to go lock yourself in a room with some manuscripts and never talk to me again."
  • Spread Assyrian culture a little. ASHUBANIPAL IS PLEASED.
  • Svend II of Denmark now spawns as either bisexual or heterosexual, and either way I'm into it.
  • The Mongol Empire will no longer destroy itself when winning a war, as happened historically.
  • The Pope can no longer publicly accept cannibalism.
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  • The elope scheme will now run smoother than it did for those two Italian kids.
  • The game will no longer tell you to take more concubines when you've had enough, which makes it more polite than most dating apps.
  • Two players having a child together will no longer have a screaming competition about the name. At least, not in-game.
  • If a vassal refuses a title revocation, you can't pretend it was just a joke and avoid the tyranny hit.
  • Unlanded characters will no longer be able to drag prisoners around in a big cage on wheels.
  • The stupid little widget will no longer constantly remind you that you can declare war when you're in debt and literally can't.
  • You can no longer tell a pregnant admirer to get her prenatal ass out there and kill a wild animal for you. Unless that's acceptable in your culture.
  • Women in equal or female-dominated realms with concubinage will get the same penalties as men for not meeting their Himbo Quota.
  • You can no longer attempt to find dead people's secrets even though I think that's the plot of at least half of all thriller novels.
  • You can no longer lose a friend you didn't have. So if you're reading this: look on the bright side!
  • You can no longer owe a favor to yourself because of a necklace. I think that was also the plot of a movie though.
  • You can't just constantly fire your child's tutors, Karen.
  • You don't have to break up with your concubines before asking them to marry you. It would still be pretty funny though.
  • If your spouse leaves the realm because you're an asshole, you get to keep the kids because you have castles and armies and they don't so suck it.
  • If your spouse really sucks you will not be sad when they die.
  • You will no longer think less or more of yourself depending on how good you are at romancing someone else, which is highly unrealistic.
  • You will now be told why you can't debate people 24/7: Because it's fucking annoying. Log off. Go outside. Have a real life.
  • You will now only be notified of the establishment of Norman culture if you're in Europe. The Maharaja of Bengal doesn't know or care what you're talking about.
  • You'll no longer get events in third person about how virtuous you are. You'll have to keep doing that in the mirror every morning before you load your save.
  • You can no longer Promote Christian Settlements in Hungary if Hungary has been Christianized for over 100 years.
  • Made Aethelred I significantly more unlucky whilst Alfred is alive and heir so maybe the English at least have a fucking chance.
  • Spouses can no longer be both happy and unhappy with their spouse even though that pretty accurately describes every marriage ever.
  • A beacon of the faith who is discovered to have a bastard child will only lose one level of devotion instead of being immediately yeeted directly into the deepest circle of hell with no appeal.
  • Having concubines no longer protects you from becoming a concubine. I think this means you can have polycules now but I'd have to test it out.
  • Seduction compliments now only has two outcomes, good or bad, as is true historically.
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2020.09.26 15:33 ZetaZetaEpsilon Indians hidden videos

I haven't seen any Wonderland trip reports this year, so I figured I should contribute. Hope people find this helpful. This is all an amalgamation of the other posts I’ve seen throughout the years from all the great and helpful posts! Thank you all for making this the trip of a lifetime!
 
Where: Wonderland Trail (Spray Park alternate), clockwise, start at White River
 
When: mid-September, 6 days, 5 nights
 
Distance: 90+ miles, 50k total elevation change
 
Conditions: Day: mid 40s - 60s. Night: mid 40s - 50s.
2 days of smoke, 2 days of all-day rain, 1 day of patchy fog, 1 day of clouds
 
Lighterpack: https://lighterpack.com/5deh7h
 
Useful Pre-Trip Information:

  • Was notified of lottery selection 3rd week of April
  • Used Wonderland Trip Planner to plan reasonable mileage and resupply
  • As you can see from the topo map, you’re either going up or going down. It was fairly graded and there wasn’t much rock hopping or hiking in scree but your knees will definitely feel it
  • Decided to resupply at Longmire on Day 2 and Mowich Lake on Day 4
  • First cold soaking trip. Used Gear Skeptic’s nutrition videos and pdfs to optimize caloric dense foods, particularly snacks.
  • By request, I put most of my meal plan below. Like many others, I usually don't sit down and have a formal lunch so it's mostly all-day snacking. To all of my main meals, I added an additional ~2 tbsp of avocado oil. I may have missed 3-4 things for lunch/snacks as I tried to incorporate a lot of variety
  • I mixed 5g of ground psyllium husk with my grey water at dinner. Gotta stay regular yo
  • Pre-trained with local trail runs 1-2 weekly with steep elevation changes to acclimate my knees
  • Hand-delivered Longmire resupply day before and UPS mailed Mowich Lake resupply 1 month in advance (cost about $25)
  • Used Guthooks on trail
 
Photo Album: https://imgur.com/a/9KKJMSV
 
The Report:
Day 0/6 - Drove to Longmire from nearby Airbnb to drop off my resupply for Day 2. The little town I stayed at had limited options so I grabbed extra food for breakfast for Day 1. Slept early for early start after reviewing weather.
 
Day 1/6 - White River to Nickel Creek - 16.8 mi
The smoke was thick on arrival and gave everything an orange hue, almost like it was evening all day. Most of the wildflowers were gone in Summerland but the autumnal colors were still quite a sight. Mt. Rainier was able to be seen but was definitely obscured in haze. When I got to Indian Bar, again the smoke greatly limited the vista. The campsite privy, reportedly the best bathroom view on the trail, was still pretty hidden away and overall not that impressive. Arrived at camp early evening with no one else at the campsite and enjoyed my soy curl pesto ramen. Overall, pretty decent day with mostly alpine/sub-alpine with limited views.
Breakfast: Subway footlong
Lunch/Snacks: 2 Power Crunch bars, macadamia nuts, gummy peaches, Bark Thins, Dang! Coconut Mango chips
Dinner: Butler's Soy Curls, ramen, pesto, red chili flakes, dried green onion
 
Day 2/6 - Nickel Creek to Pyramid Creek (Longmire resupply) - 17.2 mi
Nothing too exciting about this day. Box Canyon, a mile or so after Nickel Creek, had water fountains and full-staffed bathrooms so I took a quick hobo shower. The smoke was still pretty heavy but there weren’t many vistas to see. 4-5 named waterfalls along this route. Unicorn Falls was the most accessible and enjoyable. At Cougar Rock Campground, took another quick hobo shower and cleaned out my trash. Stopped quickly in Longmire to pick up my resupply before heading back up to the campsite. It was already 5PM and I don’t hike after sunset so opted not to have a meal at the inn or get food from the store. Once again, I was the only one at my campsite. I ran into a ranger that day who told me the Wonderland thru-traffic has been down this year. Hardly saw 3-4 groups at this point.
Breakfast: TVP, Red Mill Instant Mash, freeze dried peas, taco seasoning, red chili flakes, dried beans
Lunch/Snacks: 2 Power Crunch Bars, 2 handfuls of macadamias, completed bag of apricots, Bark Thins, mango coconut chips, bag of parmesan crisps
Dinner: Brown rice, taco seasoning, red chili flakes, dried beans
 
Day 3/6 - Pyramid Creek to Klapatche Park - 13 mi
Less mileage than prior days so I decided to go slower and take more breaks. I stopped and got some shots of the Tahoma suspension bridge (tallest and most epic bridge crossing) and enjoyed my hummus off trail at Emerald Ridge. The storm clouds came quickly and soon enough, it was heavy showers and fog. Although exposed, I don’t think I missed out any big views after this. I passed the time by munching on some wildberries that grew by the trail. Hope the bears don’t mind I took some. The rain stopped briefly while I set up camp, but picked up again heavily in the middle of the night.
Breakfast: Knorr Signature beans and rice, red chili flakes, dried green onion, 1 Spam single, 1 Starkist Chicken Creations
Lunch/Snacks: Harmony House instant hummus + avocado oil + baked pita chips, skittles, 2 Epic bison bars, 1/3 of family sized miscellaneous GORP mix, dried apricots
Dinner: Couscous, 2 BBQ Tuna Starkist packets, red chili flakes, dried green onion, freeze dried peas
 
Day 4/6 - Klapatche Park to Mowich Lake (Mowich resupply) - 17.9 mi
Woke up to rain and puddles of mud around my campsite. I foolishly left my pants outside to dry underestimating the rain changes so they were soaked so I hiker-trashed it in my boxers. The rain continued the rest of the day but most of the ascent was well-covered by trees so I didn’t miss out on much in terms of views or outright drenching (I would presume). I had been leapfrogging with a group of 4 women the last day with lightweight setups and we had dinner under the cover of the Mowich Lake patrol cabin. They decided to bail because of weather uncertainty and some were dealing with smoke irritation and injuries. I setup my tent in the “campground” (parking lot). Definitely the worst campsite on trail but the bathrooms with TP and trash disposal gave me some respite. The tent platforms did an awful job at holding my MSR mini groundhogs but fortunately there was no wind so I got away with it.
Breakfast: (skipped due to early start / rain)
Lunch/Snacks: 2 Power Crunch Bars, 1/3 of family sized miscellaneous GORP mix, dried apricots, baked pita chips
Dinner: Ramen, red chili flakes, Hormel pepperoni, pesto, sundried julienned tomatoes. 1/2 Dang Coconut Mango chips
 
Day 5/6 - Mowich Lake to Dick Creek via Spray Park - ~10 mi
Decided to sleep in given the day’s mileage and didn’t leave camp until 10AM after the rain had ceased. It was the weekend and there were a lot of day hikers starting from Mowich. Took some time at Spray Falls before getting back to the main trail. I noticed a side trail up Mt. Pleasant and on a whim decided to go up. I didn’t expect to see any one else after I passed a couple day hikers, but was surprised to see a large group at the summit. Fog passed in and out and Mt. Rainier gave me a brief tease. Many of the day hikers noticed my gear set up and talked to me briefly about ultralight gear. Saw my first and only bear in the meadow and was probably ~20 feet away from me. It ignored me and retreated away from the trail after a moment. The rest of Spray Park was great with subalpine and alpine meadows and the fog gave my pictures a nice effect. Wandered back to the Wonderland Trail and enjoyed sunset at Dick Creek camp.
Breakfast: Red Mill Mash, freeze dried corn, 1/2 pack of large bacon bits, dried beans, red chili flakes
Lunch/Snacks: 2 Power Crunch Bars, dried apricots, skittles, 1 Epic Bison bar, smoked almonds, Moon Cheese
Dinner: Red Mill Mash, freeze dried corn, 1/2 pack of large bacon bits, dried beans, red chili flakes
 
Day 6/6 - Dick Creek to White River - 16.5 mi
Got ready for an early start for a chance at sunrise views. Got great views of Rainier up the ascent to Mystic Lake. The views were phenomenal and absolutely breathtaking by the time I made it to Skyscraper pass. I took the side trail up Skyscraper Mountain and hung out there for a while. From there, I began the admittedly boring final descent back down to White River. Stopped by Packwood for a celebratory loaded pizza and prepped to fly back home afterwards.
Breakfast: Ramen, red chili flakes, Hormel pepperoni, pesto, sundried julienned tomatoes
Lunch/Snacks: 2 Power Crunch Bars, last 1/3 of family sized miscellaneous GORP mix
 
Notable Gear Notes:
TNF Hyperair - Favorite piece of gear on trip. As someone who gets sweaty really easily, it did a great job of flaking off all the rain and staying quite breathable. Although the trail was overall well maintained, it definitely brushed up against some branches. Looks like it’s holding up ok.
Red Paw Flex Fanny - Runner-up for favorite gear choice. Not only did the aesthetic pair perfectly with my V2, but it was an invaluable summit sling pack. The spandura pocket was great for storing my sunglasses and was roomy enough to fit a 700ml smartwater. Definitely was more comfortable worn on my fanny than in the front (crotch sweat).
Garmin Instinct - Great watch. Appreciated the sunset/sunrise timer, alarm, and approximation of the temperature (once I took it off my wrist). I didn’t bring the charger so I never used the GPS tracking. Perhaps with the new solar option, this would be easier to accomplish given a trip of this duration.
EE Copperfield pants - Slept in these to protect my quilt from trail grime. I think it would have fared well as rain pants in a pinch but didn’t feel it was necessary.
AppGearCo All-paca Hoodie - As much as I would have loved to use my GFG custom down jacket, this was not the trip for that. While my Melly was lighter, due to concern for additional smell and concern for wet conditions, I ended up opting for this. Worked out well. Served as both my active insulation layer and sleep layer to protect my quilt. My biggest pet peeve is feeling sticky at night from sweat and this was a little itchy but otherwise quite comfortable. It didn't smell from days and days of use and protected my quilt from my grime well. I'm usually a bit cold when not moving but it was warm enough given the conditions.
Gryphon Gear Aries 30 - Complete overkill given the nightly temperatures. I was toasty warm. A synthetic quilt with higher ratings will probably be my next purchase. Minor complaint is that the buckles on the bottom are female-female and not male-female like my EE was. It would have been nice to clip it together to effectively make a full wrap. I’ll reach out to Gary to see if this can be an option for others in the future as I think it would improve an otherwise great quilt. UPDATE He offered to switch out my buckles for male-female. All I would have to do is cover shipping.
Toothpaste tabs - I used Bite toothpaste tabs (not listed on lighterpack). I used to only brush without paste, but with these tab options, I don’t think there’s an excuse not to.
Cold soaking - I trained and tested recipes for lunch in preparation for months prior. As someone who prefers cold coffee, I didn't mind the switch and think I transitioned well. I did feel envious of those with stoves on those cold rainy days, but I was so hungry I still ate my food eagerly. Rinsing with some water and adding some psyllium husk (for fiber) before drinking the gray water wasn’t too bad. Definitely will do this again for the weight & volume savings.
Food selection - Using Gear Skeptic’s guide, I loaded up on coconut chips, bark thins, cheese bits, macadamia nuts, and power crunch bars instead of my usual choices of snickers, fruit candies, and probars and felt like the weight savings were notable. I only carried 1-2 days worth of food at a time, but my food volume space was much less from packaging alone. My favorite meals were pesto ramen (check the ingredient label to make sure there’s pine nuts and not just cashews) with pepperoni, julienned tomatoes and/or soy curls and Red Mill instant mash with rehydrated beans and corn with bacon bits. Was really happy with my meal plan.
Nuun electrolyte/caffeine tablets - I’m not using these anymore. The tablet size is too big to fit in a smartwater bottle and the indent where you can break it in half takes waaay too much effort especially if you don’t have nails or your hands are wet/cold.
Glassine envelopes - I prepackaged my meals into large glassine envelopes like this on Amazon (was the largest I could find). They don’t have an enclosure mechanism so they need to be wrapped carefully, but I think this saved me from using additional plastic bags.
 
Other Comments:
  • The eastern side was more enjoyable for me for the alpine/subalpine views
  • Water carry: I did 2L maximum, but usually didn't carry more than 1L. Klapatche was a dry camp so I used my cold soak container as insurance but wasn’t necessary. 1.5L total capacity would be sufficient.
  • Notable campsites (obviously I didn’t stay at some of them, but this is based upon tree cover and potential for views): Summerland, Indian Bar, Klapatche Park, Mystic Lake, Dick Creek. Dick Creek is extremely underrated. One of the campsites, you get a nice cliffside view of Carbon River and the trail below. Mowich Lake was the worst. The sites are close together, there's little privacy, and day hikers and campers frequent the area. It was nice to have bear lockers at each site, though.
  • Power outlets in full bathrooms at Cougar Rock, Box Springs parking lot, and White River. Didn’t stop at the inn restaurant but I believe they had outlets too. I never stopped long enough to use them after judicious use of my phone and 10000 bank. Mowich Lake does not have power outlets (from what I could see obviously) or sinks. The privy just has TP and hand sanitizer.
  • Less than half backpackers I saw were wearing masks but most gave proper social distancing
  • 90% of day hikers wore masks
  • Received many comments from both day hikers and thru-hikers about size of pack. A fair amount of day hikers were UL-aware
  • On the last day, met a fellow ULer also doing it in 6 days. I could tell he was immediately by his Cutaway. We had a brief gear talk and his companion seemed out of the loop in our discussion. If you’re reading this, I hope you get your Senchi mittens made!!
  • Overall, a phenomenal trip despite a rough initial start. My carry never exceeded 15-18 lbs and I’m thrilled my start location and resupply strategy worked out.
 
Thanks for reading my report!
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