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The Last of Us Part II - A sample out of my rewrite for feedback!

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Chapter 24 - Aquarium Tour
Date: 17th of May 2038
Location: Aquarium, Pier 59, Seattle


Ellie had sat down at one of the couches that had been laid out in the reception area of the aquarium. She's had some time to take in her environment now and she quite enjoeyed the serene atmosphere this place gave off.

With the ocean so close, the paintings on the walls gave her a sense of warmth and safety, like a long buried memory rising up to greet her and give her a hug, after what seemed like an eternity.

She had taken her guitar with her, pulling softly at the strings to fill the void that had settled over this place.

It was a calming melody, allowing her to lose herself for just a moment in this moment of peace and clarity.

After a little while, she heard small taps against the floor, eratic breathing and a tail swinging in the air, coming closer to her.

She opened the eyes she had closed to focus on the music, and looked up on the object that had pulled her out of her trance. And there it stood, innocently enough, the german shepard that belonged to none other than Owen's pregnant girlfriend, just starring back at her.

Ellie: Hi there, little fellow.

She had cought that her name was Allice. Ellie had to admit that it was quite a beautiful dog, looking fascinated with the stranger that had entered her home. The dog had sat down, slightly tilting her head to take in her apearance.

Ellie picked up the guitar from her lap and put it to the side, leaning forward, slowly outstretching her hand towards the shepard's head. She made sure not to startle her and slowly began to pet her.

Ellie: Oh, you like that, don'tcha? Yeah...you do...

It was clear Allice loved every bit of attention Ellie was giving her at that moment. She leaned into it, tongue sticking out of her mouth and a satisfied expression on her face.

Ellie: You're such a good girl, I bet you are.

Ellie had now abandoned her position on the couch and crouched down infront of the shepard to treat it in a better manner.

Now with both hands roaming over the dog's head and upper body, giving everything a good scratch and petting. The dog seemed to love it, and Ellie couldn't shake off that grin on her face that had started to build throughout this process.

She hadn't even noticed that Joel had come back inside and already stood a couple metres away from her.

Joel: Looks like you already made a new friend.

She looked over her shoulder at him, a bit surprised of his sudden apearance, but that smile never left her face.

Ellie: She's such a beautiful dog, isn't she?

Joel: Yeah, she's cute. And trained to kill.

Ellie: Come on, Joel! She's a sweetheart. Arren't you my little girl? Yes, you are!

Joel crossed his arms and stepped closer towards them, sizing the dog up and down a little bit.

Joel: Hmm...guess she's alright.

Ellie: You heard that, Allice? Sounds like ol' papa Joel is a little jealous over there.

Joel just shook his head, a small chuckle escaping him.

Joel: If you wanna put it like that. Just be careful, you never know what they've done with their attack dogs.

Ellie: I'll be fine, Joel. You see anything out there we have to worry about?

Joel: No. Area looks clear, as far as I could tell. Turns out the boy isn't as full of it as I had assumed.

Ellie: He's a good guy. You shouldn't be too hard on him.

Joel: Funny coming from someone who kept bossin' him around on our way here.

Ellie: Well, that's how I made sure he'd be trustworthy. Believe it or not, I'm actually getting better at judging people.

Joel didn't miss the look that had passed over her face. Her expression was somber, he could tell bad memories were giving her trouble. He looked off to the side and let out a breath, now giving the space he was in some attetntion.

Joel: I'd guess it'll be awhile before those three'll get back. What d'ya say, kiddo? Wanna give this place a little explorin'?

She snapped back into reality and put her head down in though.

Ellie: Why not? I mean it's not everyday that we have an aquarium all to ourselves.

Joel: That we ain't. Let's get goin't then.

A small smile had come back on her face and she turned back to face Allice, who had still been looking back and forth between Joel and her.

Ellie: How about you be our guide, girl. Huh, you wanna show Joel and me your home?

She stood up from her kneeling position and gave Allice a couple more strokes before she had stood up. With a couple of barks, the shepard had stood up as well and lead them towards a door, out of the reception.

Ellie: You see that? I think she really understands me.

Joel: Or she's just hungry, looking for her food bowl.

Ellie: Stop being such a downer. She's a smart girl, I can tell.

They started following her out of the room into a connector corridor leading to the first set of exhibition windows, that were sadly empty.

Joel: Oh really? And how exactly you'd reckon that?

Ellie: Just a feeling. And she hasn't attacked any of us yet, so that has to count for something.

Joel: Seems so. Then let's see where she leads us.

Allice had continued to walk forward and only came to a stop infront of a sign above another set of doors. They all looked up at it.

Ellie: "The Ocean Experience", Well that's...vague.

Joel: These things are always like that. Tryin' to catch your interest, so that you'd invest your time in it.

Ellie: Hard to believe that people back then had problems to decide what to do. Back in Boston, we had to constantly come up with things to do, when we weren't busy with school or getting ourselves in trouble, of course.

Joel: How come you've never told me anything about the life you had before we met?

Ellie: Dunno, never found the right moment, I guess. It's not like you're one that's big on sharing what's in the past.

Joel: Fair point. All right, how 'bout this? We take turns. I'll tell you somethin' from my past, and then you'll tell me somethin' about yours?

After a moment of consideration, she nodded her head in agreement.

Ellie: Sounds good. You wanna start, or should I?

Joel: Just ask me somethin' you wanna know. We'll go on from there.

He shoved open both of the doors and allowed them entry, Allice quickly heading infront of him, down the small set of stairs infront of them. The room was filled with the same kind of windows as the corridors before had.
All the windows had a small picture and the name of the sea creature they showcased, on a little billboard infront of each respective one, but the tanks were still left empty.

Ellie: Such a shame. There arren't even any traces left of them.

Joel: The bacteria in the water probably took care of that.

Ellie: Looks like your genius is showing again, old man.

Joel: I have my moments.

They went down the steps and inspected the billboards. All kinds of different fish, crabs and other sea organisms were depicted, in different shapes, sizes and colours.

They took their time to inspect it, even if it wasn't much.

Ellie: So let's see...Ah, I've got one! Back in Boston, you and Tess. Was there ever anything going on between you two, or were you just friends.

Joel: You really ain't pullin' any punches on this one, huh? Um...well, we were partners. We'd been doin' work for quite a while together, so I'd be lyin' if I said that there was nothin' that'd crossed my mind.

Ellie: Uh huh. I mean, I could tell that there was something between you two. Just couldn't put my finger on exactly what it was.

Joel: Trust me, kiddo. Neither could we.
Allice had stopped infront of one of the windows, the bilboard reading "Sea horses"

Ellie: Watcha looking at, girl? No cute little sea horses here, I'm afraid.

Joel: We already got land horses waitin' for us outside, so she can look at those if she wants.

Ellie: You heard that, Allice? I think he's warming up to you.

She had bend forward to give her a couple more caress her behind her ears. Joel just let a "tss" and entered the next room, with a similar display that had been setup, but the windows inside there were fewer, but larger. Ellie and Allice had followed him inside there shortly after.

Ellie: I think it's your turn now.

Joel: Sure...um...you always mentioned growing up in that military boarding school. Was it really that bad?

She needed a moment to collect her thoughts on this topic before she was able to answer.

Ellie: Looking back at it, sure it wasn't the best place to be, but also not the worst. I mean, I had trouble getting along with the teachers there and the other kids, plus getting up at the crack of dawn for military drills was a pain in the ass, but other than that, there wasn't much to complain about. I had food to eat and a bed to sleep in. And Riley was there.

Joel: The friend of yours that was there when you got bitt?

Ellie: Yeah, that's her. She was probably the only thing that kept me sane.

Joel: Oh...you and her, uhm...were you...?

Ellie: Together? Like in a relationship? Nah, never had the chance. At least I got to show her how I felt before she died.

Joel: I'm sorry, Ellie.

Ellie: Don't be. Getting to spend that day with her in that mall...that was one of the happiest moments in my life. I have to be thankful for that. Even if remembering it hurts.

They start to inspect the different windows again, until Joel came across one he recognized.

Joel: Huh, dolphins. Sarah loved those.

Ellie: Really? Why?

Joel: They looked cute and pulled off tricks during shows. Why'd you sound so shocked?

Ellie: Because they are brutal!

Joel: C'mon Ellie...

Ellie: I'm serious, Joel. They might look cute, but on the inside, they're truly diabolic creaturse.

Joel: How the hell'd you figure that?

Ellie: Because I read up on it. In Jackson during our time...apart, I spend a lot of my time in the library, reading all sorts of books. Just trying to keep me busy, you know. And I came across this magazine about sea-life and there were some not-so-nice facts about these fuckers.

Joel: Oh really? Like what?

Ellie: Like the fact, that the males gangrape the females once breeding season comes around.

Joel: What? You sure, it was a science magazine you were readin', and not some fantasy stuff.

Ellie: Do I look like an idiot to you?

Joel: You want my honest answer?

Ellie: Oh, just shut it, old man.

Joel: (chuckles) All right, all right. So go on. How exactly do dolphins "gangrape" their females?

Ellie: Well, according to the mag, groups of males would team up together into so called "Super-Alliances", which tended to be as large as 14 males. Together they would then set out to aggressively "herd" fertile females.

Joel: Aggressive as in...?

Ellie: Um you know, the usual. Chasing'em down, hitting them with their tail, biting, or even slamming into them.

Joel: Sweet Jesus. Never would've thought them capable of that.


Ellie: Looks can fool, Joel. Especially when they're hidden in the dephs of the ocean.

They stepped away from the billboard and kept inspecting the other exhibitions.

Ellie: Anyway, I think it's my turn again. Since I was a little harsh the first time around, I'm gonna go a little easy on you. What was your job before the outbreak hit?

Joel: I was just a simple carpenter, working from contract to contract.

Ellie: And what would you do?

Joel: Y'know, I had to take measurements and calculate the size and amount of the material we'd need, according to the blueprints I was given.

Ellie: That sounds...like a lot of math.

Joel: I'd also have to cut, shape and smooth out the material, we'd be workin' with. It was a fine job, not the easiest, but a fine one none the lsee.

Ellie: Were you happy with it?

Joel: It wasn't my dream job by any means, but it was enough to get by.

Ellie: You were living together with Sarah back then, right?

Joel: That's right.

Ellie: Okay.

Allice barked and turned towards them, gesturing she wanted to move through the still closed door infront of them.

Joel: Looks like our guide wants to continue our tour.

Ellie: Then let's not keep her waiting.

Ellie went over to the door Allice was motioning towards, and opened it for her, letting the dog pass through. She gestured for Joel to go through as well.

Joel: How very thoughtful of you. Thanks.

Ellie: What was it you said? Age before beauty?

Joel: Would you drop it already? My bones are enough of a reminder. They ain't in need of your help.

Ellie: All right, fine. No more remarks concerning your age.

Joel: Good. Thank you.

Ellie: At least for today.

Joel: (Sigh).

This door had lead them to a new area, being anounced by another sign that had been hung up along the ceiling, with the title being written in shining colours to catch the eye.

Joel: "The Stunning Hunters of the Sea". Wonder what that entails.

Ellie: I hope they actually have some sharks in here. That would be fucking awesome compared to the boring fish-pictures we've seen 'till now.

The corridor was formed in a spiral, slowly leading them up to the second floor, but the floor remained as a smooth surface, not turning into a set of stairs like most would expect. The exhibitions were inbedded into a giant pillar structure on their left, that the walkway was build around.

Like before, they sadly remained empty.

Joel: Is there any chance you read up on some fun facts about sharks, too?

Ellie: Actually, I have. You wanna hear some?

Joel: Hit me with it.

Ellie: Okay, let me think...Did you know there are over 500 different species of sharks?

Joel: That many? Whoa.

Ellie: Yeah, they can also vary dramatically in size and also live in most ocean habitats.

Joel: What's the biggest and smallest shark?

Ellie: If I remember correctly, the smallest shark is the dwarf lantern shark, which is about as big as a human hand.

Joel: Wow. That's...really samll.

Ellie: Yep. And the biggest one was...uhm..oh yeah!. The whale shark! It could grow up to almost 40 feet.

Joel: Jesus! I wouldn't wanna come across that fella.

Ellie: They've also been around for quite a long time. Scientists estimated that they have existed for over 400 million years, even predating the dinosaurs!

Joel: Oh boy. That's definetely somethin' I didn't know.

Ellie: Looks like you're finally not the oldest thing around anymore.

Joel: Didn't we just agree to stop commenting on that?

Ellie: Sorry, couldn't hold back on that opportunity.

When they reached the top, they found themselves on a balcony overlooking the reception area they had been in before. Allice had already run off to the end of the walkway, scratching against a set of double doors leading into another small area of the Aquarium.

On their way over, Joel decided to speak up again, as their eyes roamed over the hung up skeletons of whales and other giant remnants of sea life.

Joel: I think the ball's in my court again to throw you a question.

Ellie: All right. Shoot.

Joel: When I spoke to Marlene in the hospital, I got the notion that she and your mother were close friends. Has she told you anythin' about her, or your parents in general?

Ellie's steps gradually slowed down before coming to a complete halt. She rubbed over one of her arms, turning her head away from Joel, who had stopped to advance towards the doors as well ,at that point, and turned his whole body over to face Ellie.

Ellie: Um...not really, no. To be frank...she hasn't told me anything about them.

Her voice was low and her tone soft. Joel took careful steps towards her and put his hand on her shoulder. She turned her head towards him, a somber expression on her face. Joel gave her a weak smile, giving her shoulder a light squeeze.

Joel: If I go too far, just say the word and we can stop discussin' it. I don't mean to reopen old wounds.

She cleared her throat and recovered from the sudden wave of sadness that had come over her, slowly nodding her head, after reaverting her gaze to the side. She reafirmed eye contact a moment after.

Ellie: It's okay. Just been a while since I even thought about her. She's never been a real part of my life. But I can still feel her missing from it. Isn't that crazy?

Joel: It's more normal than I'd like it to be. When Sarah kept askin' questions about her mother, while she was young...I struggled to find the right answers. Marlene probably didn't speak about her because it must've been just as painful for her.

Ellie: Yeah. Maybe.

A set of barks pulled them out of their moment, their heads snapping to the door still waiting agaist the same double doors she's been scatching against for some time now.

Joel: Looks like someone's gettin impatient.

He gave her shoulder one last squeeze, before retracting his hand and motioning with his head towards Allice. He continued his walk over, Ellie falling in line behind him a split second later.

Joel: We better not keep her waitin' for much longer.

The two of them came up beside her and looked at the entrance sign to the next area. It read "Stingray Bay Café". Joel opened the doors for them, Allice once again rushing through.

Inside, they found a small counter area to their right, where the drinks probably had been served and sold. The room was still filled with a couple tables and a set of chairs, but they'd all been pushed off to the side and neatly stacked up.

They figured it had probably been Owen, who had cleaned up this place. The light was coming in from the giant windows at the end of the room infront of them. The siting areas had been split into two parts, the bigger one being right infront of them, with a lot of now free space to walk around in, and a smaller one, that was reachable through a small set of stairs to their left.

It was on an elevated platfort, enough for about two tables or so. Allice had gone off towards the right side of the room, past the counter, where a set of T-shirts, with all kinds of different ocean motives on them, and other souvenirs had been hung up on.

Joel and Ellie inspected the room on their own leasure, him stepping further inside of it first, his eyes scanning his surroundings. Ellie followed suit and turned her whole body, taking everything in it had to offer. She found that some plushies of various sea creatures had been hung up on the ceiling, dangling around on the thick ropes that had been bound around them, keeping them in a tight hold.

Joel: (Whistle) Not bad. This place surely isn't too shabby.

Ellie: You can say that again.

Joel took the steps to his left and walked onto the elevated platform, walking up towards one of the giant windows. The view was breathtaking, giving them an outlook of the ocean, together with the other piers in the distance, the great Seattle Wheel being one of the elements that made it fantastic.

Joel leant against the wall beside of it and remained in that position, letting the vista leave it's mark on him. Ellie joined his side a moment after, letting her eyes linger on the smoothly moving waves, crashing into the shore closely infront of them.

Ellie: And? Is this everything you hoped for?

Their gazes met, both now wearing warm smiles as they shared this moment of tranquility together.

Joel: Well, I think the jury's still out on that. But you certainly can't deny that view though.

Ellie: Hm, yeah.

They remained like this for the next minute or so, simply bathing in the silence as the world kept breathing around them. It was only until they heard a high pitched squeezing sound from behind them, that they were able to pull their eyes off of the sprawling vista.

They turned around to see that Allice had returned to them, but she had a chew toy in her mouth, that squeeked when pressure was applied onto it. It was in the form of a purple squid.

She put it down infront of them and begged with her eyes for someone of them to throw it. Ellie couldn't rsist that invitation and quickly stepped up to pick it off the ground.

Ellie: You wanna play fetch, girl? All right. Here we...go!

On her last word, she threw the toy out, onto the other side of the room. Allice quickly chased after it, running towards it with high speed, jumping over the small railing, onto the lower floor before them.

Ellie: Oh man! Look at her go!

Joel: Damn. She really seems to like that toy.

When she reached it, Allice picked the squid up into her mouth and hurriedly brough it back over to Ellie, putting it right back infront of her. The woman in question proceeded to pick it up again and threw it over to the other side of the room this time. Allice practically flew off towards it once again.

Ellie: You're so fast. At it girl!

She once again retrieved the toy and made her way back, but this time, she put the squid infront of Joel. He turned towards hie head over to Ellie giving her an amused look, before bending down to pick it up.

Joel: Woho. My turn now, it seems.

Ellie: Give it a good throw. She seems to love it, when you throw them far.

Joel: Here goes nothin'. Fetch!

He swung his arm wide and threw the toy across the room, Allice running after it again. This whole process was repeated a number of times more, with both Ellie and Joel having to keep throwing the toy around the café over and over again. But like all things, they started to grow tired of it after a while, even though the german shepard looked like she could still go on for days, just bringing the toy back to her momentary handlers.

Joel: I don't know 'bout you, but I've had my fair share of this. How 'bout we finish up our tour. Figure there's not much left to this place anyway.

Ellie: Yeah, I was starting to get bored of this too.

She left the purple toy down at the ground and proceeded to walk towards the exit on the other side of the room, past the mentioned souvenirs, where Joel had already positioned himsels moments before.

Ellie: Come on, girl. We can play some more later, all right?

After a second, Allice came strutting over to them, leaving the toy on the ground behind her. They opened the next set of double doors, Joel taking the lead as they stepped over onto the next balcony, the other two stepping in line behind him.

The balcony lead them to a set of stairs back down into a a round side room. It looked like a playing area for kids, with paintings of different animals littered across the walls, playground structures like a small tower and slide half hazardly still set up on both sides of the room.

What appeared to be a little out of place though, were paper targets that had been set up all across the room, sitting on a couple of the structures, others hanging onto thin rope from the ceiling.

It only made sense to them, when they noticed two light pink toy bows, sitting off on the side of the room, leaning against a wall. Above them was a small whiteboard, with the names "Mel" and "Owen" spelled on them, the numbers "9" and "11" standing beside them respectively.

Joel: Looks like he set up this course. Probably as a little game for them.

Ellie: Seems so.

He turend over to her, a playful grin stretched across his face.

Joel: What d'ya say, kiddo? You up for a little challenge?

Ellie: I don't know. I mean, this is their little love cave. We probably shouldn't intrude more than we already have.

He went ahead to put both bows up, giving them a closer look. They looked to be in good condition, and he turned back to Ellie, same smirk still plastered on his lips.

Joel: That is very considerate of you. Even though I can tell it's just an excuse you're usin' to avoid havin' to face me.

Ellie: What? Pff, I'd shoot you to the moon and back if I wanted too. I'm just trying to be a respectful guest.

Joel: Oh don't worry, I don't blame ya for it. I mean, if I were you, I'd be shakin' in my boots too.

Ellie crossed her arms, looking incrediously around the room, seeing that Allice was just wandering around and starring at some of the paintings that were littering the walls around them. After a moment of consideration, she uncrossed her arms, and walked over to Joel.

Ellie: All right, old mna. If you want an ass beating, I'll give it to ya. But how about we raise the stakes by a little. Winner gets to ask the last question to the loser. You in?

He stretched out one of bows over to her, she took it into her hands, seeing that a whole bunch of plastic arrows were attached to the lower base of it, same with Joel's identical one.

Joel: You're on, kiddo. Far as I can tell, there are 15 targets set up. Means first one to eight wins.

Ellie: You better not hold back, Joel. I'm a pretty good shot with this thing.

Joel: Please. I've been doin' this longer, than you've been alive.

Ellie: Oh yeah? Okay, get ready to be destroyed by the bow-master!

They got into position beside each other. Allice had noticed instinctively noticed what they were doing, and got beside Ellie, sitting down beside her, her tail wiggling from side to side on the floor. She shot the dog a smile while she tried to focus on the upcoming competition. She knew Joel was experienced, like he had mentioned, but she had always been a great shot with bows. She hoped that would help her to edge him out.

Joel: All right. I'd say we start on three. You got that, Ellie?

Ellie: Do your worst, old man.

Joel: (Chuckles) Fine. On three then. One. Two. Three!

Their competition was kicked off, Joel imediately sending out an arrow with his call. It hit one of the targets, toppling it over.

Joel: Ha! Got one.

Ellie: Hey! You're playing dirty, Joel!

Joel: Just try to keep up, kiddo.

Ellie shot out her first arrow, it found it's mark as well. She didn't celebrate it though, quickly changing over to the next one and smashing it down to.

Ellie: How do you like that? Got two in a row.

Joel: Now don't get cocky. We're far from done.

They both tried to focus, shooting down more targets as they went on, keeping it close between them. After a while, it was clear that it would be coming down to the last target, which had been placed furthest away, at the top of a plastic tower, at the other end of the room.

When both of them had seven taken down, it was Joel who shot out his arrow first, it fell short and hit the lower end of the tower.

Joel: Shit!

Ellie put all the focus she could muster in that moment into her next shot, pulling back the arrow and putting just the right amount of strain onto it with the string. Releasing it simultaniously with the breath she was holding, it bolted out and flew across the air.

With a satisfying sound, the plastic tip collided with the paper target, knocking it off the tower and securing victory Ellie. A victorious smile graced her features while she held up one of her arms in celebration.

Ellie: And that's that! Bow-fucking-master!

Joel: (Exasperated sigh) Oh well...

She bend down to one knee, put the bow down and grabbed a hold of Allice, softly scratching across her back neck.

Ellie: Did you see that, girl? Papa Joel just got his ass handed to him!

She reacted with a bark, tongue sticking out as she enjoyed the attention that was given to her by Ellie.

Joel: All right all right, you did it. You beat me. Couldn't have you cryin' over a crushin' defeat, now could I?

She turend her attention back over to Joel, looking at him with a playful smile, joy clearly visible in her eyes.

Ellie: Uh uh, don't give me that front. I saw the sweat running down your brow during that last shot. Looks like we got a sore loser on our hands here, Allice.

Joel: (chuckles) Guess you caught me there. Good job, kiddo.

Ellie: (laughs) Thanks, Joel.

She stood up, both still holding eye contact, Joel with his arms crossed, a sense of pride filling him. He only noticed then, how long it had been since the last time he had seen her just having fun and enjoy life for what it was.

Joel: A deal's a deal. You won, you get to ask me what'cha want.

Ellie: Okay, uh...let me think. Hmm...

She thougthfully rubbed her chin as she tried to come up with a good question she had always wondered about. After another moment of thought, she snapped her fingers together and posed her question.

Ellie: Ah! I got one. You ready?

Joel: Shoot.

Ellie: Esther. Is she just a fling, or do you actually like her.

Joel: That's a loaded gun and a half.

Ellie: Joel...

Joel: Uh, well, I...She's certainly an attractive lady and has a good sense of humor. Plus she seems to show genuine interest when we get to talk. So yeah, to get 'round to it, I do very much like her.

Ellie: Oh. Wow.

Joel: What?

He tilted his head to the side, slightly narrowing his eyes while running a hand through his beard.

Ellie: Nothin'. It's just...I guess I never saw you get close to anyone else in that sense. The thought of you finding comfort in someone else so far along your life...it kinda gives me hope.

Joel: You thought I was to remain a lonely old man 'till I eventually kick the bucket?

Ellie: No, no, no! That's not what I meant.

Joel: I know, kiddo. I'm just pulling your leg. But thanks for the kind words.

He gave her a genuine smile, which she promply returned. They stood there for another moment in that comfortable silence between them. Only Allice's steps filled the room, as she headed for the door, leading them back to the main area.

Joel: We should head back. They should be back by now.

Ellie: Guess you're right.

Joel: Okay. C'mon.

Together, the three of them walked through the next set of doors and entered the main area again, but there was still no sight of the others. Ellie was trying to hold down the worry that had started coming up.

They'd said it would take them a couple hours, but it had been at least four by now since they were gone. Before she could voice her concerns to Joel, the front door jolted open, with Owen and Mel rushing in.

Mel: That's her fault, not yours. She made her choice.

He stopped in his tracks and turned around towards her, a number of blueprints clutched in his hand, deep concern inbedded in his features.

Owen: It was me that convinced her she should come back. If anyone is at fault here, it's me. I need to get her out of there Mel. She'd do the same for me.

A look of disbelief formed on Mel's face as she put her hands on her hips stretching out her neck towards her lover.

Mel: Yeah, right. The woman who left us for her stupid, selfish revenge quest would just do everything in her power to save you. Next thing you tell me is, that she rescues a group of scars who are stuck in a burning building.

Owen: Listen Mel, I--

Before he could go on, the other two had aproached them, concern all over Ellie's face while Joel triede to keep his expression neutral.

Ellie: What's going on with you two? Where's Abby?

Owen focused his eyes on her's, his features still displaying discomfort, his eyes tense.

Owen: We, uh, had some trouble while we were at base.

Joel: What kind of trouble?

Owen: You know, the kind you'd expect. Isaac wasn't particularly thrilled with how Abby just got up and vanished. So, he...um..

Ellie took a couple steps closer to him, her expression serious and fierce, wanting a straight answer out of Owen.

Ellie: Owen,. What has he done to her?

Before Owen could answer her, Mel did it for him, crossing her arms while she spoke apathetically.

Mel: He locked her up. She's supposed to rot away in there for the coming two days.

Owen: Mel!

Ellie: What the fuck? And you just let that happen? Why didn't you say anything to protect her from him?

Her gaze shifted from one to the other, starring them both down to get some answers, the fire starting to build in her eyes.

Owen: Hey, I tried, okay? But Isaac's not really known for his understanding and kindsness. Plus he seems to be extra on edge from the way he was acting.

Ellie: And what are we supposed to do now? Just wait it out and let her rot away in there? Or worse?!

Joel had stepped up behind her and tried wrapping one of his arms around her.

Joel: Ellie, calm down.

She turned her head towards him, the deep worry clear in her green eyes as she stared into his.

Ellie: Joel! What if they hurt her while she's in there! We gotta get her out!

Joel: We'll figure it out. I promise.

Owen: And I got the tools we'll need to do it.

He waved around the pieces of paper he still held in his hand, a satisfied smile on his face and mischief visible in his eyes. The same couldn't be said about Mel though, who still looked quite upset with the prospect of what her boyfriend was proposing.

Mel: Owen, no! You don't get to risk your life for a stupid mistake she made!

Owen: She needs me, Mel.

Mel: You got a family that needs you! And I swear to god, I'm not bringing this kid up alone, you hear me?

She stood infront of him, the worry and concern buried under her anger now shining through her eyes as he stared back into them.

Owen: I hear you. But I made her dad a promise. I broke it once. I'm not doing it again.

The resolve in his gaze was enough for Mel to notice that there was point in further argueing with him. His mind was made up. Her posture slumped, as she let her head hang low, closing her eyes. After a second, she snapped her head towards the other two in the room, starring both of them donw.

Joel decided to step forward, taking careful steps towards Mel.

Joel: We'll keep him safe and bring him back in one piece. You can trust us.

Her stare was still harsh, hiding the pain that residing beneath. Her gaze shifted between him and Ellie, but resting inside of his eyes at tje emd.

Mel: If you let anything happen to him...god forbid what I'll do to you.

With that she turned away from them and dtomped off towards the nearby kitchen space.

Mel: Allice! Come here! I need at least one that has my back...

The dog followed her without hesitation, only shortly turning around and sparring a fleeted look for the three, before heading after her master.

Owen let out a deep sigh after Mel had slammed the door shut behind Allice. A nerrvous hand ran through her hair.

Owen: Please excuse her. The pregnancy has really taken a toll on her mood. And, um...It's been a while since she and Abby really got along.

Joel: It's all right. This ain't the first time I was under the scrutiny of a concerned wife.

Owen: We're not married.

Joel: She sure acts like it.

Ellie raised her voice to while crossing her arms, fixing her intense gaze onto Owen.

Ellie: So what's the plan?

He pointed his papers towards the desk in the middle of the room, motioning for them to move there and speak through what he had in mind.
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2020.09.26 17:09 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/26/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Undead Darlings ~No Cure For Love~ 9/28/20 Nintendo.com
Alwa's Legacy 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Projection: First Light 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
MindSieze 9/30/20 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website (Game no longer listed on website)
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Hot Shot Burn 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Liege Dragon 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Nubarron: The Adventure of an Unlucky Gnome 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Orangeblood 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Powertris 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Smoots World Cup Tennis 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
103 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Birthday of Midnight 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing Queen 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Logic Puzzle Collection: Sudoku - Permudoku - Nonodoku 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Make a Killing 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Space Grunts 10/5/20 Nintendo.com
9th Dawn III 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Charterstone: Digital Edition 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Shmubedi Boo 10/7/20 Nintendo.com
Adventures of Chris 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Falcon Age 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Home: Postmortem Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Neighbors Back From Hell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
WarriOrb 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
Street Racer Underground 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Woodsalt 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Vigil: The Longest Night 10/14/20 Nintendo.com
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Burst Shooter 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Castle of No Escape 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Hardcore Mecha 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Shoot 1UP DX 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Nintendo.com
Crown Trick 10/16/20 Official Website
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Postal Redux 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Supermarket Shriek 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
Dungreed 10/27/20 Official Twitter Post
Ghostrunner 10/27/20 Official Trailer
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Hunting Simulator 2 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
YesterMorrow 11/5/20 Official Trailer
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 12/2/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Roki Fall 2020 Publisher Post on Reddit
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Wingspan Autumn 2020 Nintendo.com
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Sniper Elite 4 Holiday 2020 Nintendo.com
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Iris.Fall 1/7/21 Nintendo.com
Gal*Gun Returns 1/28/21 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne 1/29/21 Official Trailer
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2/16/21 Official Trailer
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q1 2021 Official Website
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Root Film Q1 2021 Official Press Release (via Gamasutra.com)
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Nintendo Switch Exclusive in US) Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Azur Lane: Crosswave Sails the Seas 2021 Official Twitter Post
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Port Royale 4 2021 Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Rune Factory 5 2021 Nintendo.com
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.09.21 13:48 Klokinator [Cryoverse] The Last Precursor 027: A Hero's Return

The Last Precursor is an HFY-exclusive web-serial which focuses on the exploits of the last living human amidst a galaxy of unknown aliens. With his species all but extinct and now only known as the ancient Precursors, how will Admiral José Rodriguez survive in this hostile universe? Make sure to read the earlier chapters first if you missed them!
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Part 001
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José Rodriguez, the last Precursor, stands alone before an army of creatures lurking within the darkness. However, the Terran doesn't flinch or feel even a hint of fear. Not only does he have the full confidence of surviving an engagement with them, he even recognizes their identities.
The largest creature, a thirty-meter-tall quadruped, snarls at him with malicious intent. Its pitch-black fur and wolf-like face gives it the unmistakable identity of a Hellhound, a creature once thought to be extinct by all of Terrankind. Amidst its two 'primary' eyes, forty-eight others open up around them, revealing fifty eyes in total, all fixated upon the Terran's comparatively tiny figure.
To the Hellhound's right and left, countless smaller bipeds clutch primitive clubs, knives, and spears. Their moldy-green skin and leathery animal-fur clothing gives them similar appearances, but José clearly notes the distinction between the two-foot-tall and seven-foot-tall bipeds.
Goblins and orcs.
Much like the Hellhound, all of these creatures come from an era so ancient that José has never personally seen them in the flesh. However, thanks to battling them in combat simulations, as well as his years of dedicated study within Ramma's Archives, he knows their appearances well.
"Tch. You should have all gone extinct long ago," José growls. "Guess I'll have to deliver the killing blow myself."
One particularly brave goblin darts out from the crouching horde and charges at the Terran. Its hideous face and bulging eyes widen as it rushes at the towering human.
"Death to all fleshbags!"
Its wanton cry ignites the fires of hatred within the hearts of all the other creatures. Immediately after, the Hellhound, orcs, and goblins charge at José, bloodlust in their eyes.
It only takes the first goblin two seconds to reach its Terran adversary. Right as it jumps at him to stab his leg with a two-foot-long spear, José rears his leg back, then kicks the Goblin right in the head. The goblin's skull instantly shatters under José's dominating might. It flies backward and crashes onto the ground, only for its body to end up trampled underfoot by the rushing horde.
Seeing the charge of a thousand enemies, José maintains his cool. He takes aim with his rifle and squeezes the trigger, causing his gun to charge its attack for a split-second before firing.
Thoom!
A heavily ionized explosive munition fires into the crowd. It detonates to the right of the Hellhound, killing fifteen goblins and three orcs with a flash of green bio-devouring light. Their bodies instantly evaporate into nothingness, while still more enemies charge through the newly opened gap.
Thoom! Thoom! Thoom!
Over and over, José retreats a few steps while firing charged blasts into the approaching army. Each detonation wipes out the biological life in its explosion radius, yet doesn't affect the floors, the walls, or the metal parts of their clothing and weapons.
Still, it doesn't take long before José's enemies catch up to and pounce at him, aiming for all of his vital areas at the same time.
Right before José perishes to the teeth and weapons of his blood-crazed foes...
Foop!
The Terran vanishes.
Stunned, the horde of monsters trips over themselves trying to figure out where he went, only for a humming sound to rumble above their heads. They look upward and spot José with his feet gravitically attached to the ceiling, and his rifle aimed at the biggest, juiciest cluster of monsters.
Thoom!
Another blast of bio-devouring energy catapults from his gun's barrel and flies into the horde, but this time, more than fifty monsters perish to its tyrannical might. Their bodies vanish from existence, as a force comparable to a black hole swallows them up, never to be seen again.
By the time the monsters realize what's happened, José has already prepared another shot.
Thoom! Thoom!
The monsters scramble away, some of them hurling javelins at José's position, while the goblins specifically leap onto the walls and scurry up the sides, using their unparalleled wall-crawling abilities to rush the lone human.
"Stinking fleshbag!" An orc roars. "Fight me one on one like real man!"
"Yeah! Stop run away, big coward!"
As countless goblins swarm along the walls and ceiling toward's José's position, the Terran pauses for a moment to think.
If it were only me here, clearing out these monsters would only be a matter of time. However, I'm not alone. I have to take Megla and the Kessu into consideration. Megla can't possibly protect all of them by herself. I need to draw all of these monsters' focus to me, and me alone. Otherwise... I don't want to imagine what will happen.
The Admiral's eyes flicker toward the nearest half-dozen goblins skittering toward him. Right before they can reach him, José disappears.
Foop!
He teleports again, arriving at an empty spot on the wall not far away. His glowing body attracts the monsters' attention as all of them easily pick him out of the darkness.
Thoom! Thoom!
José slaughters another sixty orcs and goblins, only to flinch in surprise as the Hellhound pounces at him from below!
"Shit!"
With his teleportation module temporarily on cooldown, the Admiral can't dodge. He drops his gun, braces his legs and lunges out with both of his arms. The Hellhound snaps its jaws on him, intending to bite him off the wall, but it gets far more than it bargained for when the Admiral 'miraculously' grabs one tooth on its upper and lower jaw, then uses his incredible strength to force the wolf's mouth open.
"Gaaahh?!"
The Hellhound bites down with all its strength, but José grips the monster's upper and lower teeth with his bare hands, all while the muscles on his back pop with tremendous effort.
"Aaaargh! S-stupid... MUTT!"
Suddenly, José kicks off the wall and launches himself into the Hellhound's mouth, allowing its jaws to slam shut behind him. With his body illuminating the animal's jowls, he grabs hold of a sinewy strand of skin on the roof of its mouth and squeezes with all his might. The animal starts opening and closing its mouth to try and chew the human, but José holds on like a leaf in a windstorm, one that somehow tenaciously clings to its chosen tree branch.
The moment José's teleportation module cools off, he taps the black band on his wrist, synthesizes a poisonous smoke grenade, and hurls it into the Hellhound's throat.
"Here, breakfast!"
Foop!
José teleports out of the Hellhounds' snapping jaws to the wall again, then jumps away, reaching out his arm to his fallen gun. The weapon leaps off the ground and flies into his clutches, only a second before he smashes feet-first into the head of a blankly-staring Orc.
Splort!
José crushes the orc's skull and caves in its brains, using his insanely heavy body like a wrecking ball. In the blink of an eye, six orcs around him swing their swords and clubs at him, intending to bludgeon or slash him to death.
Too bad, before their attacks connect, José drops to the ground, lands on his left palm, and throws himself toward the nearest orc feet-first, delivering a powerful kick to the monster's head. The sound of air whiffing past his hair as the other five orcs miss gives him no comfort. They stagger and chase after him, but José nets a clean escape, even as goblins pounce at him from the ceiling and walls.
BOOM!
The poisonous gas grenade José fed the Hellhound only moments before erupts inside its gullet, making the giant monster screech in pain. It yips and coughs, expelling deadly toxins into the air around it. Dozens of orcs and goblins inadvertently inhale the nerve gas, perishing before they can react to its rank, foul odor. Within seconds, the Hellhound loses its balance and falls on its side, tucking in its legs and head to repeatedly vomit the most dreadful, disgusting liquids and solids ever seen in the seven galaxies.
Not long after, it stops moving, forever.
José continues jumping and teleporting away, killing monsters by the dozens. His expression turns complicated as he shoots a glance at the Hellhound.
I'd love to clear out this horde with more poison gas, but it's liable to reach Megla and the Kessu. I've unleashed too much already, as-is.
Admiral Rodriguez swivels to face a cluster of goblins and orcs. However, when he presses his gun's trigger, the only response he gets is a clicking sound.
[AMMO DEPLETED,] Booms a robotic male voice in the Admiral's mind. [ALL DILITHIUM FUEL EXPENDED. THE ADAPTIVE LIVING-MOLDANIUM COMBAT IMPLEMENT WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY SWITCH TO ITS MELEE COMBAT FORM.]
The powerful rifle in José's grasp rapidly alters its appearance. Like magic, the barrel of the gun flattens out and becomes razor-thin and ultra sharp. The gun's mass shifts toward its handle as it morphs into a one meter longsword, but a highly advanced version capable of slicing through steel with ease.
[TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE,] The synthmind says. [SECONDARY MODE ONLINE. THE LONG-RANGE BIOLOGICAL ERASER CANNON HAS SUCCESSFULLY SHIFTED INTO ITS CLOSE-COMBAT NANOBLADE FORM.]
José's gaze darkens. "Thanks, Centurion. Close combat against so many enemies... it's dangerous, but I don't have a choice."
He glances behind himself, at the entrance to the Kessu's side-tunnel. Inside, not even 300 meters away, Megla stands protectively in front of the tiny kitty cats, her weapon trained on the entrance and ready for action.
The Admiral returns his gaze to the monsters currently charging at him.
Megla isn't familiar with the Long Range Biological Eraser Cannon. The LORBEC is more than capable of instantly killing me. If she shoots at an enemy when I'm close by, she might accidentally catch me in the cross-fire. That's certainly not the way I want to go out... not via friendly fire.
In that case... I'll just have to ensure no monsters get past me.
As the Orcs charge the Admiral, something inexplicable happens. For the first time since their struggle began, the human lunges forward, meeting them head-on in combat.
A flash of light ignites in the air as the Terran's nanoblade hums with energy. The moment José swings it in any direction, kinetic energy builds up on its edge, tripling its sharpness. He cuts through three of his enemies before they can react, and his body becomes a blur as he accelerates beyond what should be any human's biological limits.
Inside José's head, the synthmind, Centurion, speaks again. [ORION CORPS MUSCULATURE ENHANCEMENTS HAVE INITIATED ACTIVE COMBAT MODE. CEREBRAL COMPUTATION SPEED INCREASED BY 714%. MOVEMENT SPEED INCREASED BY 447%. STRENGTH INCREASED BY 183%. REACTION TIME REQUIREMENTS DECREASED BY 92%. TIME REMAINING BEFORE ACTIVE COMBAT ENHANCEMENT MODE MUST DISENGAGE FOR USER'S SAFETY: FOURTEEN MINUTES, FIFTY-EIGHT SECONDS!]
"Come on, you filthy monsters!!" José roars. "My people killed yours long before we reached the peak of martial combat! Now, you're nothing more than BUGS to me!"
His intimidating shout succeeds in startling the monsters around him, but their alarm turns to rage immediately after. As the Admiral's blade dances around, his body becomes even faster and faster, allowing him to rapidly adapt to the change in his combat capabilities.
For the next five minutes, Admiral Rodriguez rampages unhindered. No matter who comes up against him, their body ends up diced into dozens of meat-blocks. The goblins never pose a threat to him, and neither do the orcs.
Soon, the 'thousands' of monsters arrayed against the Admiral slow to a trickle. The several hundred that remain keep their distance and spread out, choosing to pelt him with arrows and javelins. The Admiral easily bats their slow, awkward, clumsy attacks out of the air, chopping apart the primitive projectiles with ease.
Eventually, he slows to a stop, taking two precious seconds to scan the battlefield.
José's vision sweeps in every direction. He picks out the goblins and orcs that remain, but none of them have made it past his bladestorm of destruction even once. Megla and the Kessu remain unharmed.
"That's it?"
The Admiral's hearts both beat at tremendous speeds. With the adrenaline pouring through his body thanks to the Orion Corps combat biomod, it takes all his effort to slow down his battle fury and think about what the hell is happening.
"Where is it? These can't be all of the monsters lurking down here. There should be a hyper-intelligent enemy somewhere. An aberrant. Hellhounds, goblins, and orcs aren't anything special."
He vocalizes his thoughts as a whisper, so his voice doesn't travel far. Even so, something stirs in the darkness behind José, above the entrance to Megla and the Kessu.
A shadowy figure slowly shifts its position, gazing at José with pitch-black eyes.
His hearts still beating furiously, the Admiral charges at another pair of orcs and begins cutting them down like meat in a blender. They scream in terror and piss themselves just before they die, but neither of the duo mounts even the weakest resistance to his superior battle prowess.
At that moment, the shadowy figure attacks.
It grips a heavy, steel rod, one colored pitch-black, just like its body. With the Admiral distracted by his continued killing frenzy, the shadow coils strength into its arm... and hurls the rod like a bullet!
Whiff!
In an impossibly speedy and precise manner, the rod sails straight toward José's back. The Admiral only gets a split second to react, but with no monsters behind him, he doesn't anticipate the sudden attack from his flank.
RIIIIP!!
The iron rod tears through José's skin and rips out one of his hearts while penetrating every defense in its path. The vicious implement passes through him like a bullet through wet paper and stabs halfway into the hardened rocky ground in front of his feet. Stunned and startled, the Admiral gasps in surprise and whirls to face his adversary. Thanks to the pain suppression biomod he installed after his surgery, José barely notices his missing vital organ.
"Shit! Who's there?!"
The Admiral frantically scans the darkness behind him. His eyes sweep across the spot where the shadow rested only a moment before, but even with his enhanced senses, he doesn't spot anything out of the ordinary.
A feminine voice speaks from the shadows, its origin point seemingly coming from every direction at once.
"Hehehe... silly human. Have you not figured out who I am, yet? Or, rather... what I am?"
José's eyes dart to his left, toward a corner of the room where the wall and ceiling meet one another. He squints with all his might, but still doesn't notice anything out of the ordinary.
A shiver runs down the Terran's back.
It can't be. Seeing goblins, orcs, and a Hellhound was bad enough... but... surely, I must be wrong.
"You..." The Admiral growls. "You're... a shadow-walker?"
"Hah hah hah... that's quite the insult, little human."
A faint movement directly overhead startles José. He looks up just in time to see the shadows move slightly, before another metal rod fires at him, this time aiming for his head!
Swish!
The Admiral moves with lightning reflexes. He smashes the flat of his sword against the rod, making it miss his head, but it still rips through his left shoulder. The Terran completely ignores the injury, even as his nanite-imbued body gets to work repairing both of his wounds. His rapidly-draining blood slows to a crawl, and new skin begins grafting between the injuries.
"Not shadow walkers," José snarls. "You... you're a Shade! A god-damned Shade!"
"Did you finally figure it out?" The female asks. "Wow, what a smart little fleshbag. I'll give you... two points. Haha. I have to say, your body looks quite delectable. Big muscles, a gaze that could make a woman swoon... it's been a while since I got to wriggle my tongue around inside a human's brain. Mmm. I'm shivering just imagining it."
Another flicker of movement startles José. He readies himself for an attack from the back, but instead, all he sees is a shadow shifting slightly on the wall. A vaguely feminine figure appears, her body wreathed in so much darkness he can barely make her out.
"So you are a Shade!" José growls. "Haha. It all makes sense now. You must have been the one controlling the monsters. Tch. You're one lucky little shadow-blob. After we humans wiped your species off the galactic map, we never knew one of you had survived. If we had, you'd have perished long ago."
José holds up his sword in a defensive posture while keeping both eyes locked on the shifting mass of shadow. The Shade's face shifts to create a gigantic, horrifying smile.
"Oh, you adorable little man. I love it when men toy with me and treat me like a slut. Let's spar a little longer. My name is Voluptuous. What's yours?"
"Why even ask?" José asks. "Don't pretend like you don't know. You've been watching me since I arrived."
"Clever boy."
The Shade stretches out a hand and presses it against her mouth coyly.
"That's right, José Rodriguez, Admiral of the starship Bloodbearer. I know quite a bit about you. I'm always fascinated by big, strong men. Tell me, handsome, what's it like being the last member of a dead species?"
"You should know," José taunts. However, even as he utters those words, another sense of danger tingles in the back of his mind. "You've been slithering down here, all alone, for a hundred million years."
Voluptuous melts into the wall, then reappears directly above José, allowing her to get a closer look at him.
"Oh, yes, darling. You have me pegged well. I haven't tasted man-meat in sooo long. Come now, why not leave that ugly crocodile and the furballs behind? If you come willingly, I promise not to bite. I don't want to harm a hair on that perfectly chiseled face of yours, not until we've had our taste of each other. Mmm, that look you're giving me right now is making my feminine parts tingle, ahaha!"
An odd smile appears on José's face. "Are you trying to seduce me? Pitiful. Maybe if I were my old pal, Nicky-boy, that might work. Too bad, I'm not. No demoness will ever be capable of tugging on my heartstrings."
"Is that so? I doubt that, lover," Voluptuous replies. "No man can resist the allure of a beautiful woman, especially when he's been alone for so long."
"It hasn't been long at all," José replies. "I got stuck in stasis for the last hundred million years. Strange, though. You should know that, unless your knowledge of me comes only from what you've observed in these tunnels."
The Admiral's words make Voluptuous hesitate, but only for a moment.
"Oh, I see! Haha. Indeed, I assumed you were awake the whole time, suffering and wallowing in your loneliness. Ah, but still... to awaken to a dead galaxy, one where all the others of your kind have long since ceased to exist... that must have been quite the tragedy."
The Admiral's expression darkens. He squeezes his nanoblade's hilt a little tighter. "...You should know about that sort of loneliness too, 'Voluptuous.' Unless, of course... you aren't alone."
Voluptuous falls silent. Her eyes narrow as she gazes at the human.
"...Tsk. Too bad! I couldn't help myself. I let too many hints slip. Mmm, darling, your tongue truly is a weapon of legends! That's right... I'm not alone. But... are you ready to wet yourself in fear... little José?"
As Voluptuous finishes speaking, the entire room begins to shift. José's final remaining heart jumps in alarm as ten, twenty, fifty, even a hundred shadowy balls begin congealing on the ceiling and walls. Countless blobs of darkness spread out and take shape, as numerous female voices begin speaking.
"Ehehe! He's so scared! Look at that stupid expression of his! I'm gonna cut him to pieces, nyehehehe!"
"Filthy human. You have only survived this long because of our curiosity."
"This human is quite strong. Watch out for his tricks."
Female voices of all tones and shapes begin speaking, draining the blood from José's face. Every second, countless other Shades begin materializing, making their numbers skyrocket to one hundred, three hundred, even one thousand!
"What?!" José gasps. "So... so many?! How is this possible! I might expect one or two of you to survive... but this many?! It's imposs-"
The words catch in José's throat as a truly horrifying realization comes to his mind.
"No... no... it can't be. Shades aren't like other demons. You... you can't reproduce! The only way Shades can multiply is if... if..."
José's eyes dart frantically around the room. He clenches his teeth together, then shouts at the top of his lungs.
"Yama! Emperor of Shadows! Where are you?! Show yourself!"
The human's words silence all of the females present. After a moment, a few of them begin to giggle.
"Hehehe... well, since you asked for it, little human..."
The Shades melt back into the walls and ceiling, becoming invisible even to José's advanced sensory and imaging technology.
However, one blob of darkness, far larger and more intimidating than the others, rises up from the ground a hundred feet from José. It rapidly congeals into a ten-meter-tall ghostly black creature, one that hovers in the air without any legs.
"Heh heh heh. Hello, José Rodriguez," The Shade says, its masculine voice standing out from all of the female Shades from before. "You called. We came. Aren't we polite? We never turn down an invitation to a party."
José takes a step back. "You... you can't be alive. The ancient Terran records... they clearly noted your death date, and the method used! They trapped you, bombarded you with solar radiation-"
"Mmm, yes, we remember that day well..." Yama says, his voice as cold as ice. "Pain. Suffering. Agony. If the humans had realized they only captured half of this humble emperor's body... if they knew we could split our essence into pieces, we might have perished forever. Too bad! We outfoxed the humans, but still... we suffered a terrible loss."
Yama's voice becomes even icier than before. His size increases as rage appears in his shadowy eyes.
"Filthy humans. You... you killed my women! All of them! Trapped them... tortured them... Greed, Envy, even Vicious! You forced this poor, forsaken Emperor to start from scratch... to build up our harem once again! It took us ages... countless years to reacquire women of suitable... purity."
José's lips curl into a grimace. "I see. That's why... those female Kessu... you bastard! You stole them... turned them into your wretched little toys!"
"We did," Yama answers, his voice emotionless. "Those Kessu were hardly capable of meeting my standards... but we must thank you, Admiral Rodriguez. You've delivered us two delicious, sumptuous little morsels... hehe. Not only a strong warrior who will resist our advances to the last breath, but a meek, timid kitten who won't fight back at all. We must compliment you on your respectfulness towards authority. Now, we have two high-quality females to ravish until the ends of time! Heh heh heh!"
José's heart skips a beat.
Megla... and Lele?! No! This filthy, shadow bastard!
"You won't touch them!" José roars. "I don't care how many of you there are! I'm a human unlike any you've ever faced! I'll rip you to shreds, Devil!"
José's skin brightens two times more luminously than before, transforming him into a light within the darkness. Yama immediately shrinks back, hiding within the shadows.
"Tch. You know our weakness. So what? Your little glowy-skin tricks won't harm this king's magnificent body! The most you can do is burn us a little! Stupid human! You're only delaying the inevitable!"
José's teeth gnash together as a rage he hasn't felt in years begins to boil his blood.
"Don't tempt me, shadow demon! Go back to the shadows, or I'll make you face annihilation!"
Inside José's head, the male synthmind, Centurion, speaks again. [TIME REMAINING BEFORE ACTIVE COMBAT ENHANCEMENT MODE MUST DISENGAGE FOR USER'S SAFETY: SEVEN MINUTES, FIFTY-NINE SECONDS!]
This alarm causes the Admiral's eyes to turn bloodshot.
Yama is trying to delay me! I won't let him off!
The Emperor of Shadows levitates backward. His body fades into the darkness as he chuckles ominously.
"Do not assume we know nothing of your methods, Terran. We have picked off countless human prisoners in the eras since our defeat. We know the advanced weaponry you possess. Try your hardest, but you will never defeat us. You will fall here. Your corpse will become our food, and your soul our sustenance... but your women will become our playthings! Heh heh heh!"
A vicious smile spreads across José's face. He nods slowly, while glancing around the room at all the possible positions the Shades could be hiding.
"Haha. Is that so? Is that SO?! Looks like you've put me in quite the dire position! Well, then... it seems I'll have to surprise you, your highness! This Terran... IS MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE!"
...
The Admiral closes his eyes.
After a few moments, a humming sound emits from his chest, and a faint blue light begins to cover his skin, one that vaguely resembles Megla's Survival Suit. However, unlike hers, this 'armor' causes Yama's soul to tremble.
The Emperor of Shadows stares at the human. His arrogant grin fades away, and a faint feeling of fear appears in his eyes.
Hm? That's... this sensation... it reminds us of the ancient legend... the Hero! Could it be?! Could this human actually be a reincarnation of the Hero?!
Alarmed, Yama transmits an order to his harem.
[Females! Do not hold back! This male is no ordinary human! He's a Hero! A Hero, we said! Kill him at all costs!]
Their reply comes in the form of countless shadows emerging from the walls, all of them clutching iron rods.
[Yes, Great Emperor! We will slaughter the human where he stands!]
Next Part
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2020.09.20 04:50 MaryJaneIceLilElly83 New

Starting to believe I have Medium capabilities and powers for the first time tonight
I suppose this is an introduction post for me! Since I am brand spanking new!! Lol thank you very much for having me also!!
So I will get straight to the point I went out on a date with a very lovely and very chivalrous gentleman this evening we actually got home not in the evening.
To say the least it was far closer to the early morning LOL probably about two if not three or so in the morning to be exact, we started down my local street just gone down pretty much every day for my entire life I know the streets very well I saw it I can only describe as figures that look like the head on overly baggy street clothes on them ( well just wearing them nothing out of the ordinary at all!) the only thing out of the ordinary at all about them was they appear to me made or even sew-in together with shadows !!! Literal shadows cause it was VERY. Obviously black as the night ebony sky!, however the material was quite obviously sheer and see through !
The cloths had no real detail to them all but dual, causal , average .... maybe even sporty? Or Athletic ? ........... some I would see for only a second if not two and they moved SERIOUSLY FAST!!! Well and yet they kind of didn’t it was almost as though they were moving quite obviously beyond the speed of light but the appearance they gave in the room I was seeing them in looked as though they were casually walking either of the sidewalk or down it or down a city sidewalk for all I knew!? At a very casual leisurely pace was what the man surely of them were doing and those were the ones that I saw the most stuff they were a lot of them they only showed up in ones or twos and they usually showed up near trees would appear for maybe one or two seconds and then they would go away, there were a few that showed up in the middle of the street, That we’re obviously out jogging getting exercise some of it felt like I was watching I’m not home videos but like pre-recorded videos of a fairly good Lee populated area maybe sort of like how the Truman show was?
None of them had any defining details and stood out above any of the rest they all are pretty much the same and after probably about 10 minutes or so of watching them appear in various different places ice rink to realize they were not paying attention to me they were not looking at me so, when I noticed I was not being paid attention to I did feel a bit more but ease but not entirely!
Lmao To be very blunt about it my skin is still goosebumps and my hair is still on its hands I’m not even looking at it and I can tell that lol!!
But I do not feel as though I reacted this way because I felt is the way it was in danger.
I feel is though I reacted this way because it is a part of my brain that is opening up yet more channels two parts of my powers that I am struggling to be made aware of which I was told by my elders that this would occur as I grew more and allowed myself to grow more.
I was told never to doubt divisions that I saw whether they be from the Fay, spirits of any kind, Astro, elemental probably a lot of things I am not even remotely aware of because there’s too damn much out there LOL. And I cannot remember but I think I was also told to not show fear or if I did have fear to at least control it as much as possible and to hold on to your spirit guides when you feel afraid for their the ones that will help guide you and keep you safe and guide you back to the light!!🌞💫
Being a newbie most everything in my brain it has to do with other rooms I cannot say that I know for sure what I saw was what I think it was and of course if I was to talk to my very very conservative mother who is also very Christian upstairs she’s of course tell me that it was all in my head??!!!
I cannot in good conscience tell myself that or believe it🤐😱🤭 I might not know what it was that I saw I am personally journaling this down myself as “shadow figures “I am sure somebody here will tell me that they go buy some thing else I am most certainly sure somebody will cause there’s always somebody out there that’s smarter than me LOL until I find a book about it and read it myself lmao !!! Lol yes I am a bratty lil B🤬!
Smartbutt lol but I think my nerdy geeky brain tryin lamely to calm itself the hell down also lol I know deep in my heart my god that this was the first experience for myself as in awakening medium, starting her journey into her power or abilities I guess might be a better term to use.
And I know that I am shaky as a leaf and have goosebumps and my hair standing on age is because despite what anybody else thinks or tails me til the day I die I know that this is my first interactive well maybe not interactive but at least View into a realm of the paranormal ! I know what I saw was paranormal activity of some degree and I don’t even know that much about paranormal stuff and I didn’t feel like I had to my gut told me that it was going on at least that basic knowledge was made clear to me by not a spirit guide per se but just my inner being told me that! Do you even though I panicked pretty decently in the car with my very very decent and chivalrous brave Viking boy toy!.... mean Date lol... No I was very very glad I had somebody with me at all honesty to help me through the experience it didn’t even last that long but because it just happened out of nowhere it was frightening there is just no other word that I can think of other than scary and frightening because it was paranormal and otherworldly and I just knew that even the fact that I knew that information without a shadow of a doubt was pregame creepy to be honest ,honest!
Lol so here ya GO LOL ya gets a newly beginning awakening medium , named Sarah DeRosier, from Columbia Missouri in your field of people now! And I am a huge jumpy scared cat of things that go bump in the night !
Yet I also ironically ADORE Dark Fantasy vs Light Fantasy! Have always seen my self on days in some ways a Goth Chic, I love dark wave music , and trance ! I am played probably more hours of vampire the masquerade and werewolf the apocalypse then it’s probably healthy for a young person that was in my early 20s I spent more time playing those games that I went out to bars and drink which was probably a better choice for me in the long run anyway!
When it comes to scary movies I am more into the older stuff black-and-white 40s 50s stuff like that or things that have to do with history! I think it’s grizzly and it’s gruesome as Jack the ripper is it has absolutely fascinated me to know and since I was literally probably 14 years old which is pretty morbid for teen. So I really got into movies such as her from hell and we really really enjoyed loving Penny dreadful when it came out because of how it was all about classic horror stories like Frankenstein and all my lovely favorites!
I’m really into monster movies and creature from the Black Lagoon is my all-time favorite I actually think the Blair witch Project is hilarious and actually it’s fairly freaking creepy at times too! I mean let’s be fair the camera is going everywhere and it’s mostly like a terrible carnival ride that you feel like you’re just gonna puke everywhere from oneside finally stops. But for independent film of the 90s with what they did the storyline was actually well done the acting was horrible it might’ve been a little overdone at times but horror movies what are you expect?
I guess when it comes down to it what I like about scary movies when I actually do watch them and I’m very very choosy about the ones I watch specially nowadays because if I wanna watch something to be scared then I’ll watch it to be scared if there’s going involved I’m fine with that!
What I am not however fine with is this obsession we have found yourselves in as a nation with Goreporn! Films now! I have never seen one of these films that people classify as this I’ve heard people tell me about them I will not ever ever see one I refused you I work in Medicine I don’t actually work in Medicine right now that’s a lie I intend on working in Medicine I am planning on getting my CNA hopefully by the first of next year and intend on going to classes for pre-nursing!
So I am not planning on being a stranger to blood guts and gore but this lets just make it ALLL. About the GORE OR ALL THE TORTURING thing goes on in movies it’s just gross and not showing a good side of humanity to me! ..... well that is if we are even willing to claim any sense of humanity in the new found genres of GOREPORN AND TORTUREPORN too me personally their none to had or found! That is the work of evil enties ONLY! ( or should be ! Spiritually and realistically from my Humble Young Female Pagan/Wiccan point of view) but it’s only mine alone I tilt hope I do not offend , for I certainly don’t wish it too !!!
Just when I hear about , I guess Saw , and Hostel come first off to mind! Having not visual and physically seen them, but from my minds eye have heard the Synopsis’s.
There utterly NO scare or horror factors to these films at all! It’s basically showing human being at their worst doing their worst ! In as much greasily gore filled detail as they can cram into two to three hours they can! That’s pretty much it! Or sit back and let see how long it take you!? Or your date to puke up that $14 popcorn SHE JUST HADDDDDD TO GET TONIGHT !
No for me I like Horror! Monster! Thrillers! Old and some new as well I don’t judge all just some!!! I actually loved the hell out of the IT movie lol I own part 2 and still have yet to find bloody time sit down an see it yet !
Now you might find it odd I guess I wrap up with my darknesses of self lol and of all things opinions on horror films of yester year and present is! The reason, mentioned so was for mostly two reasons was all!
  1. Lol what I do end up reading or watching as far genre of Horror is concerned is the same most people have for something like getting on a rollercoaster, or getting in an airplane and going sky diving ! Of bungee rope jumping ! I get a kick of of having lol short bursts of adderaline rushes every now and again!! Lol not to mention, if ya have a man, or women lol yes lgbtq ppl I am gonna say you could be here too lol I mean I am a bisexual 36 myself here! Lol ! But ANYWAY!! Lol wrapping one or both ur hand about your partner , during a scary movie of any sort! Let’s them know they are loved, cared for!, safe and protected as long YOU!!! THEIR LOVER ARE THERE!!! Lol
And let me real again ppl if ANY OF US! Young , old,single or married lol whatever want some kissy time, alone time with that movie date! That’s watching Netflix with ya in the lounge! Or your gal ya just went steady with, that ya went to take to the drive to see in FULL COLOR THE BLOOB!!! In your dads priceless reliable cherry apple red corvette , lol that gonna Bomp on down the road to Blueberry Hill for kiss and steam of Windows after the film of course!
Lol well either gen either time period or gotta whee you wanted to get with whom you were with ! So in conclusion of all that I watch Horror films for their cinemagaphic enjoyment , to be scared lol for adrenaline Rush fun purposes lol, and having fun, Romantic times with your loved one or ones lol.
But if all about me a dick and touturiing someone, or all about gore and gots ans grossness and that’s it! That’s a genre but saying or horror!? Is absurd and insulting !! Personally!
I am fairly sure some you could care less about all this! I simply take note of how easily I scare , at movies , or haunted houses things like this..... mentally in my mind. Right now , because I will have to face a very even more reality is now starting for me! All the thing lol at least by faith! Lol I knew to myself personally ! To be real and true are! But now that world is letting me see it ! Observe it! And I know VERY WELL INDEED ! I am sure too probably find , I would assume a type of doorway next!?
Or if not a doorway?! That exists by its self maybe find a way to draw one up and find a way to enter SAFELY ( and I would think most importantly also be able to exit as well and go ALWAYS have access to these while in the realm of the Medium! Or paranormal whatever it be lol sorry,.....)
Cause my elder taught me away to enter into the Astral and I Think possibly Elemental realms this way! For the purposes of meeting / greeting and being taught by my own personal Spirit Guides! He also made the VERY IMPORTANT ENDING STATEMENT OF THAT LESSON BEING!
“do not stay in their world, very long it can do damage to your body and more importantly , your mind can be damaged by being HERE TOO LONG!!!” And I am going to make a safe guess that this .... rule should just be followed for any inner , realms, Multi-verse, dimensional travel , lol or Tardis, Enterprise Star Fleet Ship, or other worldly travel ships AT ALL!!! PERIOD!! AND YEAH!!! I DO THINK THEY IS EXISTS😱🤗🛸🚀🛰🛡⚔️🔮🔱
Stay in or around places human beings or well I guess for us specifically I would think! Specifically Living human beings! Should not stay in , or be close or near by too! For too very long!! Just not Healthy for us! In a long term use anyway! I mean all of we can use and learn from and grow from! But this is not our home! And OFTEN WE CAN OFTEN BE ANYTHING! PREY, VICTEM, .... LIKE I SAID ANYTHING COULD BE THERE !!! GOOD OR BAD!!! Which is why I am here looking for new friends guidance !!! Of any type !!! Books, other groups!
I am just scared and afraid right now! But also excited as well! And am trying lol as best I can lol not sure how it’s goin to be honest.......... lmao But I am tryin VERY, VERY, VERY HARD TO BE BRAVE OF THIS NEW DARK (Shadowy) Unknown!
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2020.09.19 16:56 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/19/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Undead Darlings ~No Cure For Love~ 9/28/20 Nintendo.com
Alwa's Legacy 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Projection: First Light 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
MindSieze 9/30/20 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Hot Shot Burn 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Liege Dragon 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Nubarron: The Adventure of an Unlucky Gnome 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Orangeblood 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Powertris 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Smoots World Cup Tennis 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
103 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Birthday of Midnight 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing Queen 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Logic Puzzle Collection: Sudoku - Permudoku - Nonodoku 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Make a Killing 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Space Grunts 10/5/20 Nintendo.com
9th Dawn III 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Charterstone: Digital Edition 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Shmubedi Boo 10/7/20 Nintendo.com
Adventures of Chris 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Falcon Age 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Home: Postmortem Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Neighbors Back From Hell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
WarriOrb 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
Street Racer Underground 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Woodsalt 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Vigil: The Longest Night 10/14/20 Nintendo.com
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Burst Shooter 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Castle of No Escape 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Hardcore Mecha 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Shoot 1UP DX 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Nintendo.com
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Postal Redux 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Supermarket Shriek 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
Dungreed 10/27/20 Official Twitter Post
Ghostrunner 10/27/20 Official Trailer
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Hunting Simulator 2 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
YesterMorrow 11/5/20 Official Trailer
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 12/2/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Roki Fall 2020 Publisher Post on Reddit
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Wingspan Autumn 2020 Nintendo.com
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Sniper Elite 4 Holiday 2020 Nintendo.com
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Iris.Fall 1/7/21 Nintendo.com
Gal*Gun Returns 1/28/21 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne 1/29/21 Official Trailer
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2/16/21 Official Trailer
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Root Film Q1 2021 Official Press Release (via Gamasutra.com)
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Nintendo Switch Exclusive in US) Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Azur Lane: Crosswave Sails the Seas 2021 Official Twitter Post
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Port Royale 4 2021 Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Rune Factory 5 2021 Nintendo.com
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.09.18 00:23 Jessicat844 A Spirit That Called Itself “Solomon” Attached Itself To Me For Years After Using A Oujia Board With My Sister

This experience left me pretty shaken up for quite a while. It’s a little long, but so much happened that I️ cant leave out.
So to begin, I️ was a fairly depressed and anti-social 15 year old in high school, and on weekends I’d go and stay with my older sister in her apartment to get away from my parents and to finally just relax. During this time I’d gotten into studying astral projection, and I’d always been interested in the paranormal as my mom and I️ had experienced things in our house, and my mom claimed could see the spirits.
Anyway, one day after some reading I️ decided to take the bus on over to Toys R Us, where they still to this day sell Oujia boards... TO KIDS. I bought one of the silly glow in the dark ones. My sister and I️ were excited to start using it. Within a few minutes of putting our hands on the planchette it began moving in a circle. Our first introduction was a “little girl” named Sara. We end up chatting with this spirit all night. Then it turns into every single weekend. We begin to feel almost addicted to the board, always going to chat with Sarah. It was a long time ago, but I️ remember her saying she was from the 1800s. She’d be so excited to talk every time we showed up - the planchette would spin in circles all over the board. We could even take our hands off of it and it would move.
The addiction to the board goes on for months. Finally one day we decide to ask Sara to physically show us she exists. We ask for a sign, and a strong breeze shoots straight into my ear so hard that I️ jumped back from the board. There was no AC on, no windows open and no fans in the room. From here things get odd and “Sarah” says that she is attached to me. I️ started getting an off feeling, and I️ ask, “Are you really Sarah, or are you someone else. Some of the things you say are pretty adult for a young girl.” Then the planchette begins to playfully spin all over the place and ends on, “No.” I️ feel a sense of almost maniacal laughter in the air. It’s hard to explain, and my sister feels it too.
Turns out Sarah is actually a man named “Solomon”. Solomon says he loves me, and that he is going to follow me. From there we are freaked out and decide to stop using the board, but the pull is strong and it legitimately feels like an addiction. After this incident I️ can almost always feel someone watching me when I’m alone. Id see the shape of a man in my head and in the dark windows at night, but just for a second. Enough to make me think I was losing it.
I️ was frequently exploring church with my sister and was so scared from seeing figures pass by the windows, and from feeling someone standing behind me that I️ told the preacher about our Oujia board use. He says he’ll pray and that I️ have to ignore the spirit. Not the greatest advice.
A month later, I️ have an odd and terrifying dream. Suddenly I’m above my body in the den in my Parents house where I’d fallen asleep on the couch late at night. I️ look down at myself, and then feel a presence by my body’s head behind the couch near the hallway. There is a man standing there. He’s wearing a black leather jacket, fitted vintage looking jeans, dark boots... kind of 40s/50s biker style. He was probably in his mid 20’s, pale skin, dark short cut hair and totally black eyes. He’s almost attractive, if he wasn’t terrifying. He smiles at me eerily and at light speed jumps for my body. I️ panic and jump too, trying to get in before he does. I️ wake up in a panic, sweating and shaking. Somehow I️ eventually fall asleep at first light.. and then when I awaken in the late afternoon my mom tells me that she woke up to use the bathroom at night and fell to the ground in the living room having a seizure. I️ didnt know what to do or say. I was shocked. Could it have been from the paranormal encounter? Because she was a sensitive too? She used anti-depressants frequently and switched them around a lot. But what a strange coincidence for it to happen that night.
After that incident life just continues. So much of my teenage life felt negative at that age already that I️ just keep trekking on, feeling someone behind me on some days, some days not. The energy in my family’s home was generally bad. Parents fighting constantly, father using drugs, mom in different phases of her bipolar. Definitely some energy a bad spirit or two could feed on.
Fast forward to sophomore year in high school. I️ used to sit in the corner in band doing homework quietly, and one day a girl known as the school “witch” comes up to me. We’d maybe talked a few times but didn’t know each other well. She simply states, “So there is a man following you. A spirit. I️ am going to do a spell for you tonight to make him leave.” Shocked, I️ tell her that there has been someone following me. She nods like yes, obviously, then walks away before I️ can say anything else.
By junior year I am dating a boy who lost his brother to suicide only months before we’d met. One night he calls in a panic and states that he was brutally attacked by a male spirit or demon in a dreamlike, yet awake state. He said he felt someone sitting on him and could see a black spirit in the room. He called upon his brothers spirit to save him. He claims he felt a woosh of energy, and that his brother pushed the spirit off of his chest. He woke up really scared saying he’d never felt anything like it and that he’d never had negative spirit encounters before except as a small child. What scares me is he’d randomly have episodes after this that made him not in his right mind, or almost “mad.” At the time id felt and seen his brothers spirit twice, and it was never a hostile feeling. I️ felt somewhat protected while dating him because of this, but Solomon’s negative spirit was something I️ still worried about and felt on occasion.
Years go by and I️ eventually become best friends with a girl who’s family ghost hunts. We ghost hunt together, experience some creepy stuff, and I become less fearful. 2 years into our friendship I️ get the courage to tell her psychic aunt my story, and she seeks to find out more about this spirit. She connects with him and laughs some. “He’s 51/50 hun. He’s absolutely mad. He’s not necessarily evil, but he attached himself to you because he likes how easily he can scare you. He doesn’t necessarily want to hurt you, but your fear gives him pleasure. In life it seems he was quite mentally ill. ” I was stunned - it all made so much sense, and how would she know this? After the talk my best friend and her aunt say to tell him to F off, and to imagine white light and let him know he’s not welcome. This seems forward, but one night I️ feel the presence and it angers me. Years of someone just wanting to scare me? I️ yell to the empty room that I’m not afraid of him and that he’s not welcome. I️ use sage, imagine white light, and yell for him to leave. I️ feel a stir in the energy, almost like he’s not even that angry to leave. More like what an annoyance to lose his fear target.
From that point on I’ve felt the upper hand. I️ had one more experience with him one day at 25 while in a toxic living situation. This was 6 years after the experience with my friends aunt. I️ left my body again, and was excited. Finally astral projecting as an adult! I️ sit up and lo and behold, there he is standing by the bed. But this time I️ “shoot” white light at him. He’s gone in an instant. Then my toxic roommate at the time walks through the wall to grab me. I wake up. Was he trying to warn me? Does he still visit me? Can I ever make him leave for good? Sometimes I️ wonder if he ever felt compassion for me. It was all so strange, and I️ often meditate and banish negative spirits or energy from around me.
I’ve shut down a lot spiritually because of these incidents. I️ constantly state that nothing is allowed to bother me, but I️ wonder If somehow he’ll be there forever. It worries me sometimes, especially because he’d stated on the board that he didn’t want anyone to have me. I️ feel confident that spiritually I️ am strong, but I’ve always wondered if there was some deeper level of banishing that I️ could have done/could still do.
Anyway, I️ wanted to share this sorry because it’s been both such a weight and a mystery to me for so many years. I️ don’t know what I️ believe anymore. Sometimes I️ wonder if my extremely negative state of mind drew him to my depressed, teenage self. Maybe somehow I created this negative entity? I doubt that one, but it is still possible.
I️ feel in a much better place mentally, psychically and spiritually now, so I️ don’t feel threatened by spirits or really believe he is around anymore, but who really knows. I️ sage and cleanse my place almost daily, and feel it to be a safe and light space. I will say that there is still so much I️ wonder about when it comes to all of those incidents.
Anyway, thanks for reading and if anyone else had an experience like this I’d love to hear about it.
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2020.09.17 14:54 MaryJaneIceLilElly83 Starting to believe I have Medium capabilities and powers for the first time tonight

I suppose this is an introduction post for me! Since I am brand spanking new!! Lol thank you very much for having me also!!
So I will get straight to the point I went out on a date with a very lovely and very chivalrous gentleman this evening we actually got home not in the evening.
To say the least it was far closer to the early morning LOL probably about two if not three or so in the morning to be exact, we started down my local street just gone down pretty much every day for my entire life I know the streets very well I saw it I can only describe as figures that look like the head on overly baggy street clothes on them ( well just wearing them nothing out of the ordinary at all!) the only thing out of the ordinary at all about them was they appear to me made or even sew-in together with shadows !!! Literal shadows cause it was VERY. Obviously black as the night ebony sky!, however the material was quite obviously sheer and see through !
The cloths had no real detail to them all but dual, causal , average .... maybe even sporty? Or Athletic ? ........... some I would see for only a second if not two and they moved SERIOUSLY FAST!!! Well and yet they kind of didn’t it was almost as though they were moving quite obviously beyond the speed of light but the appearance they gave in the room I was seeing them in looked as though they were casually walking either of the sidewalk or down it or down a city sidewalk for all I knew!? At a very casual leisurely pace was what the man surely of them were doing and those were the ones that I saw the most stuff they were a lot of them they only showed up in ones or twos and they usually showed up near trees would appear for maybe one or two seconds and then they would go away, there were a few that showed up in the middle of the street, That we’re obviously out jogging getting exercise some of it felt like I was watching I’m not home videos but like pre-recorded videos of a fairly good Lee populated area maybe sort of like how the Truman show was?
None of them had any defining details and stood out above any of the rest they all are pretty much the same and after probably about 10 minutes or so of watching them appear in various different places ice rink to realize they were not paying attention to me they were not looking at me so, when I noticed I was not being paid attention to I did feel a bit more but ease but not entirely!
Lmao To be very blunt about it my skin is still goosebumps and my hair is still on its hands I’m not even looking at it and I can tell that lol!!
But I do not feel as though I reacted this way because I felt is the way it was in danger.
I feel is though I reacted this way because it is a part of my brain that is opening up yet more channels two parts of my powers that I am struggling to be made aware of which I was told by my elders that this would occur as I grew more and allowed myself to grow more.
I was told never to doubt divisions that I saw whether they be from the Fay, spirits of any kind, Astro, elemental probably a lot of things I am not even remotely aware of because there’s too damn much out there LOL. And I cannot remember but I think I was also told to not show fear or if I did have fear to at least control it as much as possible and to hold on to your spirit guides when you feel afraid for their the ones that will help guide you and keep you safe and guide you back to the light!!🌞💫
Being a newbie most everything in my brain it has to do with other rooms I cannot say that I know for sure what I saw was what I think it was and of course if I was to talk to my very very conservative mother who is also very Christian upstairs she’s of course tell me that it was all in my head??!!!
I cannot in good conscience tell myself that or believe it🤐😱🤭 I might not know what it was that I saw I am personally journaling this down myself as “shadow figures “I am sure somebody here will tell me that they go buy some thing else I am most certainly sure somebody will cause there’s always somebody out there that’s smarter than me LOL until I find a book about it and read it myself lmao !!! Lol yes I am a bratty lil B🤬!
Smartbutt lol but I think my nerdy geeky brain tryin lamely to calm itself the hell down also lol I know deep in my heart my god that this was the first experience for myself as in awakening medium, starting her journey into her power or abilities I guess might be a better term to use.
And I know that I am shaky as a leaf and have goosebumps and my hair standing on age is because despite what anybody else thinks or tails me til the day I die I know that this is my first interactive well maybe not interactive but at least View into a realm of the paranormal ! I know what I saw was paranormal activity of some degree and I don’t even know that much about paranormal stuff and I didn’t feel like I had to my gut told me that it was going on at least that basic knowledge was made clear to me by not a spirit guide per se but just my inner being told me that! Do you even though I panicked pretty decently in the car with my very very decent and chivalrous brave Viking boy toy!.... mean Date lol... No I was very very glad I had somebody with me at all honesty to help me through the experience it didn’t even last that long but because it just happened out of nowhere it was frightening there is just no other word that I can think of other than scary and frightening because it was paranormal and otherworldly and I just knew that even the fact that I knew that information without a shadow of a doubt was pregame creepy to be honest ,honest!
Lol so here ya GO LOL ya gets a newly beginning awakening medium , named Sarah DeRosier, from Columbia Missouri in your field of people now! And I am a huge jumpy scared cat of things that go bump in the night !
Yet I also ironically ADORE Dark Fantasy vs Light Fantasy! Have always seen my self on days in some ways a Goth Chic, I love dark wave music , and trance ! I am played probably more hours of vampire the masquerade and werewolf the apocalypse then it’s probably healthy for a young person that was in my early 20s I spent more time playing those games that I went out to bars and drink which was probably a better choice for me in the long run anyway!
When it comes to scary movies I am more into the older stuff black-and-white 40s 50s stuff like that or things that have to do with history! I think it’s grizzly and it’s gruesome as Jack the ripper is it has absolutely fascinated me to know and since I was literally probably 14 years old which is pretty morbid for teen. So I really got into movies such as her from hell and we really really enjoyed loving Penny dreadful when it came out because of how it was all about classic horror stories like Frankenstein and all my lovely favorites!
I’m really into monster movies and creature from the Black Lagoon is my all-time favorite I actually think the Blair witch Project is hilarious and actually it’s fairly freaking creepy at times too! I mean let’s be fair the camera is going everywhere and it’s mostly like a terrible carnival ride that you feel like you’re just gonna puke everywhere from oneside finally stops. But for independent film of the 90s with what they did the storyline was actually well done the acting was horrible it might’ve been a little overdone at times but horror movies what are you expect?
I guess when it comes down to it what I like about scary movies when I actually do watch them and I’m very very choosy about the ones I watch specially nowadays because if I wanna watch something to be scared then I’ll watch it to be scared if there’s going involved I’m fine with that!
What I am not however fine with is this obsession we have found yourselves in as a nation with Goreporn! Films now! I have never seen one of these films that people classify as this I’ve heard people tell me about them I will not ever ever see one I refused you I work in Medicine I don’t actually work in Medicine right now that’s a lie I intend on working in Medicine I am planning on getting my CNA hopefully by the first of next year and intend on going to classes for pre-nursing!
So I am not planning on being a stranger to blood guts and gore but this lets just make it ALLL. About the GORE OR ALL THE TORTURING thing goes on in movies it’s just gross and not showing a good side of humanity to me! ..... well that is if we are even willing to claim any sense of humanity in the new found genres of GOREPORN AND TORTUREPORN too me personally their none to had or found! That is the work of evil enties ONLY! ( or should be ! Spiritually and realistically from my Humble Young Female Pagan/Wiccan point of view) but it’s only mine alone I tilt hope I do not offend , for I certainly don’t wish it too !!!
Just when I hear about , I guess Saw , and Hostel come first off to mind! Having not visual and physically seen them, but from my minds eye have heard the Synopsis’s.
There utterly NO scare or horror factors to these films at all! It’s basically showing human being at their worst doing their worst ! In as much greasily gore filled detail as they can cram into two to three hours they can! That’s pretty much it! Or sit back and let see how long it take you!? Or your date to puke up that $14 popcorn SHE JUST HADDDDDD TO GET TONIGHT !
No for me I like Horror! Monster! Thrillers! Old and some new as well I don’t judge all just some!!! I actually loved the hell out of the IT movie lol I own part 2 and still have yet to find bloody time sit down an see it yet !
Now you might find it odd I guess I wrap up with my darknesses of self lol and of all things opinions on horror films of yester year and present is! The reason, mentioned so was for mostly two reasons was all!
  1. Lol what I do end up reading or watching as far genre of Horror is concerned is the same most people have for something like getting on a rollercoaster, or getting in an airplane and going sky diving ! Of bungee rope jumping ! I get a kick of of having lol short bursts of adderaline rushes every now and again!! Lol not to mention, if ya have a man, or women lol yes lgbtq ppl I am gonna say you could be here too lol I mean I am a bisexual 36 myself here! Lol ! But ANYWAY!! Lol wrapping one or both ur hand about your partner , during a scary movie of any sort! Let’s them know they are loved, cared for!, safe and protected as long YOU!!! THEIR LOVER ARE THERE!!! Lol
And let me real again ppl if ANY OF US! Young , old,single or married lol whatever want some kissy time, alone time with that movie date! That’s watching Netflix with ya in the lounge! Or your gal ya just went steady with, that ya went to take to the drive to see in FULL COLOR THE BLOOB!!! In your dads priceless reliable cherry apple red corvette , lol that gonna Bomp on down the road to Blueberry Hill for kiss and steam of Windows after the film of course!
Lol well either gen either time period or gotta whee you wanted to get with whom you were with ! So in conclusion of all that I watch Horror films for their cinemagaphic enjoyment , to be scared lol for adrenaline Rush fun purposes lol, and having fun, Romantic times with your loved one or ones lol.
But if all about me a dick and touturiing someone, or all about gore and gots ans grossness and that’s it! That’s a genre but saying or horror!? Is absurd and insulting !! Personally!
I am fairly sure some you could care less about all this! I simply take note of how easily I scare , at movies , or haunted houses things like this..... mentally in my mind. Right now , because I will have to face a very even more reality is now starting for me! All the thing lol at least by faith! Lol I knew to myself personally ! To be real and true are! But now that world is letting me see it ! Observe it! And I know VERY WELL INDEED ! I am sure too probably find , I would assume a type of doorway next!?
Or if not a doorway?! That exists by its self maybe find a way to draw one up and find a way to enter SAFELY ( and I would think most importantly also be able to exit as well and go ALWAYS have access to these while in the realm of the Medium! Or paranormal whatever it be lol sorry,.....)
Cause my elder taught me away to enter into the Astral and I Think possibly Elemental realms this way! For the purposes of meeting / greeting and being taught by my own personal Spirit Guides! He also made the VERY IMPORTANT ENDING STATEMENT OF THAT LESSON BEING!
“do not stay in their world, very long it can do damage to your body and more importantly , your mind can be damaged by being HERE TOO LONG!!!” And I am going to make a safe guess that this .... rule should just be followed for any inner , realms, Multi-verse, dimensional travel , lol or Tardis, Enterprise Star Fleet Ship, or other worldly travel ships AT ALL!!! PERIOD!! AND YEAH!!! I DO THINK THEY IS EXISTS😱🤗🛸🚀🛰🛡⚔️🔮🔱
Stay in or around places human beings or well I guess for us specifically I would think! Specifically Living human beings! Should not stay in , or be close or near by too! For too very long!! Just not Healthy for us! In a long term use anyway! I mean all of we can use and learn from and grow from! But this is not our home! And OFTEN WE CAN OFTEN BE ANYTHING! PREY, VICTEM, .... LIKE I SAID ANYTHING COULD BE THERE !!! GOOD OR BAD!!! Which is why I am here looking for new friends guidance !!! Of any type !!! Books, other groups!
I am just scared and afraid right now! But also excited as well! And am trying lol as best I can lol not sure how it’s goin to be honest.......... lmao But I am tryin VERY, VERY, VERY HARD TO BE BRAVE OF THIS NEW DARK (Shadowy) Unknown!
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2020.09.12 20:00 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/12/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw 9/22/20 Official Website/Official Website
Castlestorm 2 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Orbit XL 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Unrailed! 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Alluris 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Big-Bobby-Car - The BigRace 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Dungreed 9/24/20 Official Trailer
Embracelet 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Going Under 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Gothic Murder: Adventure That Changes Destiny 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Great Conqueror: Rome 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Lost Ember 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Micro Pico Racers 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
My Diggy Dog 2 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Rivals of Aether 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Secrets of Me 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
This is the Zodiac Speaking 9/24/20 Official Twitter Post
Wartile 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Car Driving School Simulator 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Jet Set Knights 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Port Royale 4 9/25/20 Official Twitter Post
TrollHunters: Defenders of Arcadia 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Undead Darlings ~No Cure For Love~ 9/28/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 9/29/20 Official Trailer
Projection: First Light 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition August/September 2020 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Alwa's Legacy Summer 2020 Official Twitter Post
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Liege Dragon 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Smoots World Cup Tennis 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
103 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Make a Killing 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing: Queen 10/6/20 Official Website
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Official Twitter Post
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Burst Shooter 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Hardcore Mecha 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Nintendo.com
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Roki Fall 2020 Publisher Post on Reddit
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Charterstone Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Sniper Elite 4 Holiday 2020 Nintendo.com
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne Winter 2020/2021 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 2020 Official Trailer
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Iris.Fall 1/7/21 Nintendo.com
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2021 Official Trailer (New Games Plus Expo 2020)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Rune Factory 5 2021 Nintendo.com
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.09.08 18:29 GoldenSandslash15 Examining the REAL Competitive Pokémon Metagame

What is the competitive Pokémon battling game like? Oh, sure, you can talk about all the crazy stuff you can do with your perfectly legal Pokémon, but you’re overlooking a very important thing: illegal Pokémon. Here’s what I’m gonna examine: the competitive Pokémon battling scene where EVERYTHING is legal.
“Oh, so you mean, like, allowing the uber legendaries and what-not?”
Oh, please. You’re thinking too small. No. I’m taking this in a completely different direction: glitches. If it can be done in the game using official hardware and software, it is legal. Period. You can use your glitchy Pokémon, your glitched-up movesets, whatever. As long as it was obtained on official hardware and software, it is fair game. (Using an external cheating device is still disallowed.)
This is arguably the “real” Pokémon metagame, because this is what is included in the games. Despite that, knowledge of this metagame is largely undocumented, so I guess I have to document it myself.
One quick note, we will NOT be discussing the metagames of Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee, nor the metagames of Generation 8. Why? Well, two reasons. One, they are on current hardware (Nintendo Switch), and thus are still being updated. Glitches can be removed on a moment’s notice by Nintendo and Game Freak. Two, I’m just not knowledgeable enough about those games in general. So we will just ignore them. We’ll start at Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and work our way backwards, until we reach Red and Blue.
Why are we going backwards? Because the further back you go, the crazier it gets. Generation 1 is full of SO MUCH untapped glitch potential that if I were to start with this, it would make everything else seem like a letdown by comparison. So instead I’m gonna build up to it. This is the order that we will examine each metagame and how it changes if you allow glitches:
Generation 7 (Sun/Moon/Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Generation 6 (X/Y/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
Generation 5 (Black/White/Black 2/White 2)
Generation 4 (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver)
Generation 3 (Ruby/Sapphire/FireRed/LeafGreen/Emerald)
Generation 2 (Gold/SilveCrystal)
Generation 1 (Red/Green/Blue/Yellow)
Let’s go!
So, we start by looking at Generation 7. Unfortunately, it’s a huge letdown. There’s not much in terms of glitches that is found in Generation 7 that radically changes the metagame. So I guess just keep playing the way you were playing. Yeah, pretty boring.
Though having said that, there are quite a few glitches found in previous games that give you access to otherwise-illegal Pokémon. By transferring them to Generation 7, you can impact the metagame a fair bit, but we’ll examine these glitches as we come to the games that actually have them.
So now we move on to Generation 6. What do we have here? Well, Florges gets a huge spike in usage if you allow glitches.
Name: Florges
Types: Fairy
Stats: 78 / 65 / 68 / 112 / 154 / 75
Abilities: Flower Veil / Symbiosis
Now I know what you’re thinking. What’s so special about this thing? I mean, it’s okay. But it’s not great. Its Defense is terrible. And that’s a shame because it would otherwise make an excellent Pokémon. Fairy is a good type defensively, it has stellar Special Defense, the ability to heal with Synthesis and Wish, and high enough Special Attack to pull off a STAB Moonblast effectively. But that Defense stat means it can’t last long enough to do so if your opponent has any physical attacker whatsoever. So why use it?
Simple. Look at its abilities.
They’re useless. Flower Veil makes your team’s Grass-types immune to status ailments and having their stats lowered. Symbiosis makes it so that if a Pokémon on your side uses a consumable item, Florges will give its item to that Pokémon instead. Both of these do nothing unless you’re in a Double Battle, and even then, they’re nothing to write home about.
Well... Florges is the ONLY evolution line with Symbiosis in this generation. And we are about to break this ability wide open. Let me tell you about the Symbiosis glitch. To perform this glitch, you’ll need an Eject Button. When a Pokémon holding an Eject Button is hit by a damaging move, then that Pokémon switches out automatically and the Eject Button is consumed. Due to a glitch, in Generation 6 only, if you have a Pokémon with Symbiosis in play when this happens, the item will transfer after the Eject Button Pokémon switches out but before the replacement switches in.
Okay, so? That’s just graphical weirdness.
Ah, but it isn’t. Because, you see, by doing it this way, the Pokémon will indeed appear to have no item, but then when it switches back in, it gets the item properly. In truth, though, it had the item all along, and then it gets the item when it switches in anyways, essentially giving it TWO held items. And furthermore, if the item in question was a Leftovers, the way it works actually causes it to double again, giving you FOUR of them. So, if you use a Leftovers in this way, you are healing 25% of your HP every turn. And if you have a Pokémon with Protect, you can alternate usage of Protect in order to basically get a free 50% heal each turn.
And even without Leftovers, you can still do some broken stuff with this. Choice Band, Choice Specs, Choice Scarf, and Assault Vest all provide massive stat boosts, at the cost of limiting what moves you are allowed to use. Imagine what would happen if you had two of them. Yeah, the stat boost is further multiplied, and the downside is irrelevant, because you were already prevented from using those moves by the first of the items anyways.
It turns out that in Gen 6, if everything is legal, Florges reigns over the metagame.
Now, hold on. That seems a bit extreme, right? I mean, sure, this is absolutely broken if you can pull it off, but that’s an extreme “if”, right? For one thing, you’d have to use a Florges on your team. And then you’d need an Eject Button. And you’d need the appropriate items. And... it just seems hard to pull off.
Indeed it is. So perhaps this glitch doesn’t QUITE impact the metagame as much as it perhaps could have under better circumstances. But worry not, we’ve got a long way to go. We’re just getting started.
Let’s move on to Generation 5.
Here, we need to discuss the move Sky Drop, a move so broken that Nintendo flat-out banned it in official tournaments in this generation, just because of its glitch potential. So what does Sky Drop do? It’s a physical-based Flying-type move that causes the user to lift the target into the air. While in the air, they are mostly immune to being attacked (with exceptions for a few moves: Gust, Thunder, Twister, Sky Uppercut, Hurricane, and Smack Down). On the following turn, the user crashes the target into the ground, damaging it (60 base power). That’s it.
So... what’s wrong here? Well, it has to do with the move Gravity. If Gravity is used while two Pokémon are in the air due to being mid-Sky Drop, then it will return the Pokémon to the ground. That part works fine. What doesn’t work fine is the Sky Drop Glitch. Here’s what happens. Though it appears that both Pokémon return to the field as normal, it’s actually only the attacker that does so. The target will remain in the air, unable to attack or switch out.
If this happens to your Pokémon, then congratulations. You’re now basically only using one of your Pokémon against your opponent’s two Pokémon. You’re at a MONUMENTAL disadvantage. Good luck overcoming that.
The Sky Drop+Gravity interaction was so broken that it caused Nintendo to ban the move Sky Drop from official tournaments. So I think it’s safe to say that with glitches allowed, this would have kept making an impact.
Let’s go on to Generation 4.
Up until now, the glitches that I’ve talked about have only been usable in Double Battles. This will change though. I know a lot of people play Single Battles, and so we need to be able to accommodate them too. Let’s go ahead and try to find a glitch that breaks Single Battles in Generation 4. First, though, we need to get some Pokémon to use. Since literally ANY Pokémon is allowed, we’ll be looking at some uber legendaries. Specifically, Giratina and Arceus.
Giratina is the first Pokémon that can change form depending on its held item.
Giratina-Origin is what you get when it’s holding a Griseous Orb. Giratina-Altered is what you get with any other held item. The Griseous Orb also boosts Giratina’s Dragon-type and Ghost-type moves by 1.2x.
Giratina-Origin has the stats 150 / 120 / 100 / 120 / 100 / 90 and the ability Levitate.
Giratina-Altered has the stats 150 / 100 / 120 / 100 / 120 / 90 and the ability Pressure.
So basically, Giratina-Origin is more offensive, and Giratina-Altered is more defensive. But remember what I said. This is the first Pokémon to change form depending on held item. Being the first, naturally, it would be poorly programmed. If you add or remove the Griseous Orb item while Giratina is in the PC Storage System, then its stats and ability will change to its new form, but... and here’s the kicker: its sprite will NOT change. So you can go into a link battle with a Giratina of one form masquerading as a Giratina of the other form. This can really throw your opponent for a loop.
Bottom-line: in the glitched metagame of Generation 4, you CANNOT ever trust a Giratina.
And as for Arceus... oh boy.
So, let’s talk about Tweaking. It’s a glitch that lets you access parts of the overworld that you don’t normally have access to. There’s nothing substantial about it, really. It just opens up areas of the game sooner than you’d normally have access to them. The one cool thing you can do with it is access the Darkrai and Shaymin that would normally only be able to be reached with event-only items, allowing you to repeat these events long after they’re over. So if you need a Darkrai or Shaymin, there you go.
But that doesn’t give us access to anything that we wouldn’t normally have anyways, right? I mean, yeah, it’s impossible to get a new Darkrai or Shaymin today, but you could have just gotten one a long time ago and then held onto it this long, right? Right.
But there’s another event Pokémon: Arceus. The Arceus found in the Hall of Origin can only be accessed with the event-only Azure Flute item, or with the Tweaking glitch. But here’s the thing. That Azure Flute item? Those events NEVER HAPPENED. They were planned, but Nintendo scrapped them for unknown reasons, instead just having events where they distributed Arceus to players directly. But with the Tweaking glitch, you can get this event that never happened.
So what? It just gives you an Arceus. That’s nothing that you couldn’t already have. Well... no.
See, the Arceus at the Hall of Origin is Level 80. And the Arceus that Nintendo distributed was Level 100. This is a huge difference. You see, at Level 100, a Pokémon is unable to level up. Without the ability to level up, it cannot gain EVs from defeating Pokémon in battle (well, in Generation 4. Later games give you EVs immediately even without a level up). As such, the only way to get EVs on an Arceus in Generation 4 is to use vitamins. But vitamins are limiting. You can only get EVs in multiples of 10, and no more than 100 in any given stat. This limited Arceus’s potential in Generation 4.
At least, when playing the games legitimately. Because the Level 80 Arceus does not care about such restrictions, and can run a full 510-EV set, with up to 252 EVs in any given stat. That’s huge for Arceus in particular, because Arceus’s base stats are 120 / 120 / 120 / 120 / 120 / 120. An even distribution means that Arceus can perform just about any role (compounded by the fact that Arceus can be any type). This means that a Ghost or Steel Arceus becomes more defensive and a Ground Arceus becomes more offensive, among other possibilities.
All right, so we got our Pokémon. Now it’s time to battle. This time, we’ll be taking a look at a glitch that can be used in any battle, not just Double Battles. So what’s the game-breaking glitch this time? The Acid Rain Glitch.
Everyone knows that Generation 5 is the generation that was all about the weather. Prior to this generation, permanent weather abilities were confined to Groudon and Kyogre, which are ubers. And after this generation, weather abilities only last five turns. Well... in the glitch metagame, the generation that truly is all about weather is Generation 4. And the weather that reigns is acid rain.
So what is acid rain? Well, suppose you have sun, sand, hail, Trick Room, or Gravity in effect. During this time, a Pokémon switches out (either yours or your opponent’s). But before the Pokémon leaves, it gets hit by a Pursuit. This triggers a glitch called “acid rain”. When this glitch occurs, we get some really weird weather.
First up, it will create fog. Fog exists as weather in the overworld and can be removed by Defog, though there is normally no way to create this status condition in battle. Then, after every turn, each Pokémon in play is damaged by its ability, similar to how Solar Power works in sunlight. Except it damages each Pokémon FOUR TIMES per turn: once per weather condition. Because acid rain is actually all of the weather conditions combined. So you’re essentially losing 30% of your health every single turn. That’s nuts. But wait, it gets better. Thunder and Blizzard will both have perfect accuracy in acid rain, meaning that if your team can reliably set this up, you get to use these very powerful moves reliably. Another fun thing is that if you’re about to lose the game, you can send in a Castform or Cherrim. If you do, these Pokémon will change forms infinitely, causing the battle to never progress and the game becomes endless, resulting in a draw instead. But we’ll assume that literally creating an unwinnable endless battle is something that is disallowed even in a glitched metagame, and ignore that.
So what’s the metagame like here? Chlorophyll and Swift Swim everywhere. Just like in later generations with teams revolving around weather, except this time you don’t have to choose a weather condition, you can just have all of them. (Sand Rush and Slush Rush didn’t exist in Generation 4.)
Ordinarily, having Jumpluff and Floatzel on the same team would be extremely detrimental, but if you can reliably create acid rain, then both can use their abilities to full effect. This causes the Generation 4 metagame to have some interesting teams that you wouldn’t otherwise see.
Now we come to Generation 3. And if you thought anything above was game-breaking, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Let’s talk about a move called Mimic. What does this move do? Well, when a Pokémon uses Mimic, it will gain a copy of whatever move the opponent used (unless that move was Struggle) until the battle ends. However, there’s a glitch with this move. If a Pokémon uses Mimic in very early copies of Japanese versions of Diamond and Pearl, and copies Transform, and then uses Transform to get a whole new set of moves, and then it later faints in the battle, but then the player wins the battle after that, then the Pokémon gets to keep the moves in question. On its own, this is pretty broken. But it’s gonna get worse, because of the Rage glitch.
If a transformed Pokémon uses Rage until the “rage is building” message, and then that Pokémon wins the battle, then the transformed Pokémon gets to keep all of the moves used by the Pokémon with Rage. Thus, any Pokémon with Mimic gets to copy the movepool of ANY Pokémon that can legally learn the move Rage. Oh, and that includes Smeargle, which can learn every single move in the game. So yeah, any Pokémon with Mimic can now learn every move in the game.
This allows for any Pokémon that can use Mimic to basically use ANY move (except Struggle and Chatter). Their movepool is infinite, just like Smeargle. Well, almost. Unlike Smeargle, you would be limited only to moves that existed in Generation 4, with Diamond and Pearl. Though one of your moves could be Sketch, and then you could also permanently learn one move from a later game when you transfer it up.
So why is this in the Generation 3 section? Why not Generation 4 where this glitch ACTUALLY occurs? Well, we’re gonna talk about that. First of all, how many Pokémon can even learn Mimic? Does this ACTUALLY affect that many Pokémon?
Well, I didn’t say the Pokémon needed to learn Mimic in order to use the glitch. I only said that they needed to USE Mimic, whether they learned it or not. As such, any Pokémon that learns Copycat, Metronome, Transform, or Assist can also take advantage of this glitch, as those moves allow the user to use Mimic.
But still... how bad is it?
Well... here we are in Generation 3. Mimic is a Move Tutor move. And EVERY SINGLE POKÉMON IN THE GAME (except Caterpie/Metapod, Weedle/Kakuna, Magikarp, Ditto, Unown, Wobbuffet, Smeargle, Wurmple/Silcoon/Cascoon, Wynaut, and Beldum) can learn it via Move Tutor.
Yeah, so you can break open this all due to Generation 3. And what makes this so game-breaking is that it affects not only this generation, but ALL LATER GENERATIONS AS WELL, since you can transfer your Pokémon up. So long as your Pokémon exists in Generation 3, it gets access to all moves that exist in Generation 4, and one move from later generations too if it wants to.
Shedinja can use Entrainment to give Wonder Guard to any other Pokémon it wants, breaking Double Battles wide open. Pidgeot can Mega Evolve and gain the No Guard ability, making it never miss when it uses Sheer Cold, a OHKO move. Groudon, after undergoing a Primal Reversion, could use Thousand Arrows. That sounds fun. Mega Glalie can use Fake Out and Extreme Speed together, thus being better at revenge-killing than any other Pokémon, thanks to its Refrigerate ability! Sylveon doesn’t exist in Generation 3, but it can still take advantage of the glitch by learning the necessary moves as an Eevee and then evolving in a later game. How does a Sylveon with Geomancy sound?
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. This is the most game-breaking glitch in the modern era of Pokémon, as it completely destroys any semblance of balance in EVERY generation of the games. If you want to completely break open the glitched metagame, this is the way to do it.
So... okay. In order to have some semblance of normality around here, we need to go back further than this. We need to go back to Generation 2. Because there’s no way to connect to future games in Generation 2, we don’t need to worry about any shenanigans like that, right? Well... not so fast.
Generation 2 is where Smeargle first debuted. Of course, it being the beginning means that Game Freak was bound to mess it up. And mess it up they did. So to recap, Sketch is supposed to permanently copy whatever move gets used. Fair enough. Except, here’s the Sketch glitch of Generation 2: this applies whenever Sketch is used. Period. That means that if you use Transform, become a Smeargle, and then use Sketch, you get to keep your Sketched move after the battle.
Logically, this opens the floodgates to any Pokémon that can use Transform to have an infinite movepool, right? Well, not quite. See, Generation 2 lacks Double Battles, so you’ll be unable to use the moves on your own Pokémon, making it unreliable to set up, since you’d be limited to working with the CPU opponents, who may or may not have teams that can work with this. Such a shame.
Oh wait, there is a way around that: the Viridian City Trainer House. Here, you’ll fight a CPU opponent once per day, and their team will be the same team as the player who you last Mystery Gifted with. So all you need to do is set up a team on one cartridge, Mystery Gift with another cartridge, and then there you go. Now all Pokémon that can use Transform can learn any move in the game! How many Pokémon does this apply to?
Well... two.
Yeah, not too impressive, right? The only Pokémon that can learn Transform are Ditto and Mew. Still, this is something, right? If only it could be more though. Oh wait, it can! Because any Pokémon that can use Metronome has a chance of getting Transform via Metronome and can then take advantage of this glitch. So, how many Pokémon can learn Metronome in Generation 2? Sadly, your options are still limited. Clefairy/Clefable, Mew, and Togepi/Togetic are the only Pokémon that get this move by level up. If you’re willing to put in some effort into breeding them, then you can also pass it on to a Cleffa, Snubbull, or Chansey. And if you happen to have a really really really old event Pokémon, there was an event Smoochum that had Metronome. That’s it.
But wait, there’s more! Because we’re not limited to Generation 2 here. We can step back in time, and look at Generation 1. And in Generation 1, Metronome was a TM move available to a wide variety of Pokémon: Clefairy/Clefable, Mankey/Primeape, Poliwhirl/Poliwrath, Abra/Kadabra/Alakazam, Machop/Machoke/Machamp, Geodude/GraveleGolem, Gengar, Drowzee/Hypno, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Chansey, Mr. Mime, Jynx, Electabuzz, Magmar, Snorlax, Mewtwo, and Mew.
Now that’s a sizable chunk of Pokémon that we can work with. Any of these Pokémon will have an infinite movepool in Generation 2. Alakazam and Mewtwo have base speeds of 120 and 130 respectively, nearly the fastest in the game. Alakazam ties with Dugtrio and loses to Mewtwo (and everything that Mewtwo ties/loses with). Mewtwo ties with Jolteon, Crobat, and Aerodactyl, and then loses to Electrode. That is it. Other than that, these are the fastest Pokémon in Generation 2. And now they can use Spore. Yeah. Good luck dealing with that. Snorlax has stats of 160 / 110 / 65 / 65 / 110 / 30, making it phenomenal in battle. Though it’s always been at a tremendous cost: that Speed stat of 30. A few other Pokémon have this same Speed (Slowbro, Slowking, Steelix, Sunflora, Sudowoodo, Magcargo, Parasect, Lickitung), but in terms of actually winning and not just tying? The only fully-evolved Pokémon that Snorlax can beat is a Shuckle. That’s really unfortunate. Well, now Snorlax can use Extreme Speed, so that low Speed isn’t even a problem for it! Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s teach Mew Spikes because why not?
The Pokémon that can take advantage of the Sketch glitch are insane, and the entire Generation 2 glitched metagame revolves around them. But wait, it gets better!
Generation 2 not only allows you to transfer your Pokémon forwards from Generation 1, but it also allows you to transfer BACKWARDS to Generation 1, something that has never been seen again since then. So now, all of these Pokémon that can learn any move in the game can not only break the Generation 2 metagame, but they’re also free to go back to Generation 1 and use their new toys to attempt to break that metagame too. I say “attempt” because, as you’ll see, the Generation 1 metagame is quite different.
So let’s talk about Generation 1. I’m sure you’re familiar with the Mew glitch, that allows you to encounter a Mew simply by flying away from a Trainer. But Mew is not the only Pokémon that can be obtained this way. The Pokémon that you encounter depends on the Special stat of the Pokémon that you last fought. So you can get anything you want, including glitch Pokémon. Suppose the Pokémon that you last fought had a Special stat of 192. How do you do that? Easy. You get a Pokémon with that stat, then encounter a wild Ditto, and let it transform.
If done correctly, the Mew glitch will now have you encounter the Pokémon called “4 4 Hy”. What’s so special about 4 4 Hy? Nothing. It’s as worthless as a Magikarp. But wait -- Magikarp isn’t worthless. It can evolve. And indeed, the same is true for 4 4 Hy. It evolves into Q ◣ at level 6. Q ◣ is unique in that it alone is able to perform the Pokémon Merge glitch.
What on earth is the Pokémon Merge glitch? I’m glad you asked. You need at least four Pokémon in your party in order to pull this off. One Pokémon that can be anything, the Q ◣ Pokémon, and the two Pokémon that you want to merge together. Put them in your party in this order. Then, go to Bill’s PC and deposit every single Pokémon into your PC, starting at the top of your party and working your way down, until you get to Q ◣. Deposit Q ◣ as well, and then ta-da! The two Pokémon below Q ◣ are now combined into one.
This isn’t a fusion like Kyurem in Generation 5 though. This is a lot stranger. The Pokémon on the bottom will be the only one left, but it will have the stats and moves of the Pokémon that was above it. For example, if the top Pokémon was a Starmie and the bottom was a Tauros, the resulting fusion will be a Tauros that has the stats and moves of a Starmie. Okay, that’s great for confusing the opponent about why my Tauros is using Bubblebeam, but what about actual uses for this? Like, at the end of the day, it’s still a Starmie, it just looks like a Tauros. Is there any benefit to fusion? Well, consider this scenario. Your playgroup disallows use of Mewtwo and Mew because those Pokémon are completely broken in Generation 1. No problem! You can just use a Tauros instead, except it’s really a Mewtwo in disguise! Go back in time and wipe the floor with all the kids on the playground at recess.
And even if Mewtwo and Mew were disallowed even during this setup, you can still have a lot of fun with the fact that your opponent never knows the identity of the Pokémon that you are using. You essentially get six Zoroark, except that the opponent can’t even look at your team to figure out what’s going on.
While we’re on the topic of glitch Pokémon, there are a total of 105 different glitch Pokémon programmed into Gen 1. 4 4 Hy and Q ◣ aren’t alone. Let’s take a look at these glitch Pokémon and how they perform in the Generation 1 metagame. Quick note before I begin: most of the glitch Pokémon aren’t that good, but there are a small handful that are, so those are the ones that I’m going to focus on. I just don’t want to give the impression that ALL glitch Pokémon are as overpowered as I’m making them seem.
So we start with .g, which is a Bug-type Pokémon. It has base 254 Special and base 121 Speed. I’m sorry... what!? That is insane. And it can learn both Thunderbolt and Blizzard. Between the two of those, no Pokémon in Generation 1 resists both, so congrats, you just got perfect type coverage with .g, the Pokémon with ludicrous stats. Oh, and this thing can learn Soft-Boiled, for free easy healing. WHAT THE HELL. Is there anything wrong with .g? Well... yeah. It is a bit of a glass cannon. It only has 14 base HP and only 12 base Defense. This thing can’t take a hit from any physical-based moves, nor can it deal any, since its base Attack is 0. Shame too, because it can learn Swords Dance, along with Hyper Beam, Tri Attack, and Submission. Even Explosion, the most powerful move in the game (which .g can learn), doesn’t even kill a Chansey at half-health unless you give .g an Attack increase first. Because of its low physical Defense, you do need to be careful with .g, but its high Speed and stupidly high Special are enough that it is still worth using.
.PkMn is our next glitch Pokémon of note. It’s a Normal-type. Its stats are all terrible, except for Speed. It has a Speed stat of base 178. But with bad stats, what can it do with that? Well, it learns Hypnosis. This combination of high Speed and Hypnosis make .PkMn the best sleep-inducer in the game, provided that Hypnosis hits. Unfortunately, .PkMn is too reliant on that to be counted on too much. Its other base stats are 37 HP, 0 Attack, 40 Defense, and 19 Special. That’s really not good. If it does manage to hit with Hypnosis, it can use Seismic Toss, which doesn’t rely on its Attack stat, or STAB Wrap, which will trap the opponent indefinitely (man Wrap was broken back in Generation 1). But again, all of that is reliant on the fact that the initial Hypnosis hits. And Hypnosis only has 60 accuracy. This makes .PkMn a high-risk high-reward Pokémon.
Next up, we have A ゥ G. This one is Ghost/Poison, just like Gengar. How are its stats? Well, unlike other glitch Pokémon, A ゥ G’s stats are pretty normal. In fact, they’re identical to Gengar’s, and Gengar was already a pretty good Pokémon. Okay, so it has the same typing and stats as Gengar. So I guess that means it’s just the same thing as Gengar, right? Wrong. A ゥ G has a VASTLY superior movepool to Gengar. First of all, it can learn Spore, and put the opponent to sleep with perfect accuracy. Secondly, it knows Recover, so it can heal itself freely. Third, it has the insane attacking moves of Psychic, Thunderbolt, Fire Blast, and Aurora Beam. Fourth, it can learn Growth to boost its already-high Special stat even higher (remember, base 130 Special!). As if that weren’t enough, it also learns Explosion, so it can provide a last-ditch effort to take something down with it. If you feel like rolling the dice, it can also use the glitch move TM09, which is the same as Explosion: a ton of damage but you faint after using it. It actually is stronger than Explosion, having 255 power, as opposed to Explosion’s 170. The downside is that TM09 only has 33% accuracy, as opposed to Explosion’s 100% accuracy, making it a bit of a gamble. Overall, A ゥ G is stupidly broken. Not only can it do so much stuff here, but also: any attempt to counter it is null and void because it will almost certainly put you to sleep before you can execute that plan.
And now we come to the last glitch Pokémon that I will analyze today, Xゥ- xゥ. This one is a Normal-type. Xゥ- xゥ has the highest base stat total out of any Pokémon that has ever existed in any generation of the games. 132 HP, 145 Attack, 140 Defense, 141 Special, and 128 Speed. That’s a base stat total of 686. And if we take into consideration that Special should count twice, once for Special Attack and once for Special Defense, then its base stat total is actually 827. By comparison, a Mega Rayquaza only has a base stat total of 780, which is the highest non-glitch Pokémon that we’ve seen to date. (If you want to bring up Eternamax Eternatus’s base stat total of 1125, fine, I will concede that this is higher, but I don’t count this because there’s no way for the player to legally obtain it for themselves, it’s just an NPC encounter.) So, tell me, what moves can Xゥ- xゥ use with those stats? Well, it can use Body Slam (and remember, it gets STAB on that), along with Wrap, Submission, Rock Slide, Thunderbolt, Waterfall, and Psychic. Unfortunately, all of these moves are offensive moves, and that’s probably Xゥ- xゥ’s biggest weakness: it has no form of HP recovery, so any Pokémon with HP recovery can stall it out. As such, given a choice, I think I’d rather have a Mewtwo or a Mew in a Generation 1 battle than a Xゥ- xゥ. But still, no reason you can’t use both.
But never mind all that! Because Generation 1 is FAR more broken than just a couple of glitch Pokémon. Let’s talk about 8F. 8F is a glitch item that can be used to perform arbitrary code execution. For the unfamiliar, this lets you pretty much reprogram the Generation 1 games to do LITERALLY WHATEVER YOU WANT. You can even delete the entire source code of the game and replace it with a source code for your own custom game if you want. Of course, programming within a Pokémon game is REALLY tedious and really hard to do. But it is still possible. There’s no limit to what you can do if you can perform arbitrary code execution. So, how does this affect the metagame? Well, you can basically just make your own Pokémon. It can have 255 as its base stat in every single stat. It can have whatever moves you want. It can be whatever type you want.
This destroys the very notion of the game itself. And that’s basically what the Generation 1 glitched metagame is: each player has six Pokémon, all maxed out on stats, with typing unknown to the other player, and able to perform any moves they want.
It’s... pretty dumb. And definitely unrecognizable as the game “Pokémon” that you know and love. But it is possible to do on official hardware and software. Meaning that this is the real Pokémon competitive metagame.
Even though almost everyone ignores it entirely.
I hope you enjoyed this look through Pokémon glitches. They can be quite fun to play around with, and the resulting metagames that you get from allowing these glitches are really quite unlike any “official” metagame.
And, of course, these are just the glitches that have been discovered thus far. Who knows what’s waiting right around the corner, waiting to be discovered next? Perhaps someday we’ll be able to break modern Pokémon games in the same manner as old ones.
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2020.09.06 16:52 Nommiu 「Guns Are Drawn」Updated with a backstory

Stand name: 「Guns Are Drawn」
Namesake: The Roots-Guns are drawn
Localized name: 「Firearms Are Pulled Out」
Stand Type: ACT stand
User: Carl Westwood
To tell you the legend of Carl Westwood, the 3 gunned mercenary out in the West, I first need to give a backstory, or at least the one most accepted. Some say the boy was born out in Texas, though his slang makes it seem Mississippi was his birthplace. In any case, the young Westwood soon found a knack for hitting the top of things with stones and pebbles. It just seemed like the lad couldn't miss. His daddy took him hunting one day to see his skill, and sure enough the boy managed to knock a deer pit all by himself, no gun or nothing.
Eventually though his pops wanted to teach him how to use one. And sure enough it fit him like a glove. The young lad was now firing all around, always hitting his mark. He was so good no one would panic when he brought his gun to places because they know he ain't missing if he shoots.
The real issue came when Westwood went out to the frontier, wanting to make a name for himself among the legends like Davy Crokett. Thing was, any average human knows the more heat you pack, the less you are likely to use it. And gosh darn it, he just couldn't pick which one! The boy made dates with women easier than this. Westwood asked the gunsmith to craft him something fierce, something that gave the kick all three of his favorite toys had. The gunsmith, or any at that, just weren't able to satisfy him. One day, a strange gypsy woman told him if you went to an odd spot in the mountain, he would find what he was looking for. Now Westwood wasn't superstitious, but if he could find that special piece, he damn well will look. He went on horseback, riding and never ceasing to stop until he found the spot the woman told him. He looked up and down but couldn't find what she meant. The lad almost gave up when he tried to reach for his sack of guns and found nothing in there! He looked and saw that they seemed melted together, pieces sticking out in every way. He reached down to grab it, and once he did, the gun went back to being his usual revolver. He inspected it further and saw nothing wrong. Still, his nature was to test it out, and he noticed a coyote far to the distance. He looked to his gun and saw it transform, turning into a small version of a sniper rifle! He threw it off the cliff from shock, then for upset realising he lost his last gun. He thought about having it in his hand again, and sure enough it just came back! The lad looked more confused than a fox chewing a pillow case, but sure enough, that sly smile of his started to form. He finally found his gun, a magic one at that!
Now, it's hard to say if this story true or not, since Westwood don't pull his gun less he want you dead. So I say, glad you know it as a legend. Cuz if you found out the truth, I reckon you would know for a minute at best before you hit the ground.
Stand Appearance:
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 1 takes the form of a Second generation Colt Single Action Army revolver.
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 2 takes the form of a Winchester Model 1895 lever-action rifle.
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 3 takes the form of a Barrett M82A1 sniper rifle.
Stand Abilities:
All ACTs:
Each Act has their own ammunition. When the bullet/round is fired, it will be on a cooldown (I will call this "reload"). The user can freely switch Acts.
「Point-Blank Summon」- The user can summon their stand directly in their hand.
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 1:
Act 1 is not that different from a regular revolver except that it doesn't deal as much damage as a regular one. Act 1 has 6 rounds, each round takes 1 second to ''reload''. The user can fan the hammer), after fanning Act 1 takes 1 second to fully ''reload''.
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 2:
Act 2 has 10 bullets, each bullet takes 1 minute to ''reload''.
「Heat Manipulation」- Act 2 has the ability to gradually change the temperature of any object or organism that it shoots. It has a set range of 500°F (260°C) up or down.
「Tracing Bullets」- Act 2 can shoot tracing bullets, the user will know where the target is as long as they are within a 1 km radius of the user. The target can remove the tracers if they notice them.
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 3:
Act 3 has 12 bullets, each bullet takes 10 minutes to ''reload''. Can be fired as a normal sniper rifle.
「Piercing Shot」- Act 3 can switch to piercing bullets, they can pierce through up to 2 brick walls. Each「Piercing Shot」 requires 3 bullets instead of 1.
「Charged Shot」- The user can charge 1 shot up to the number of remaining bullets in Act 3 (1 shot can be charged max 12 times but if there are only 6 bullets left - 6 times). Each charge adds 30% more damage.
The user can combine「Piercing Shot」and「Charged Shot」( the user can only charge up to 4 times + pierce).
Stand Stats:
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 1:
Power: C (D when fanning)
Speed: C (B when fanning)
Range: C (D when fanning)
Durability: C
Precision: C (D when fanning)
Potential: A
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 2:
Power: N/A (The bullets themself don't do any damage)
Speed: C
Range: B
Durability: C
Precision: B
Potential: A
「Guns Are Drawn」Act 3:
Power: B (A when using「Charged Shot」)
Speed: A
Range: A
Durability: C
Precision: A
Potential: E
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2020.09.06 14:49 readingrachelx Housewife highlights/Daily shit talk - September 6th, 2020

Housewife highlights/Daily shit talk - September 6th, 2020

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  • Erika Jayne named ambassador for SavageXFenty (Erika Jayne Instagram)
  • Cut RHOBH footage of the ladies discussing Aaron Phypers (Queens of Bravo Twitter)
  • Lisa Vanderpump Opens Up About Her Finances Taking a Hit Amid Pandemic (Reality Blurb/Give Them Lala... with Randall podcast) "While Lala described Lisa as “wealthy [as f**k]” during the episode after Lisa revealed that she is now doing her own nails, Lisa clarified that she “used to be” wealthy prior to the pandemic before saying she hopes it will be safe to reopen her restaurants soon. “Five months of paying rent and insurance, and having no business is taxing, stretching, [has been] a bit of a nightmare. But we’ll get back on track soon,” she shared. “When we do decide to open, we have good-sized patios. Pump is 90 percent garden. TomTom has two gardens and we can put tables outside. So we are very fortunate with that but we’ve just been waiting for it to be safe.” “Vanderpump Garden is open but distancing is essential and Caesars is doing a really good job with that,” she stated about her Las Vegas eatery which she opened last year. The Pump Rules boss also admitted during the interview that she helped her two children, Pandora Sabo and Max Todd, buy their homes. “I did buy them both… gave them the deposit for a place to live and they both have a mortgage,” shared Lisa. “Pandora and Jason have a mortgage and Max has a mortgage. I gave them a start but I like them to have their responsibilities.”
  • Extended RHOP preview for tonight's episode (Queens of Bravo Twitter) I'm FAR too excited for this.
  • Teresa Giudice: How She Feels About Dating After Divorce From Joe Is Finalized (HollywoodLife Exclusive) “Teresa is having fun and flirting with men but she’s not dating anyone seriously. It’ll probably be some time before that happens but her friends are trying to set her up,” an insider close to the Real Housewives of New Jersey star spilled to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “She seems to feel weird about it because of her younger daughters, so maybe when they’re a bit older,” the source added. “The girls aren’t ready for her to date and she’s really busy with them and filming that it’s just not at the top of her priority list. Maybe one day she’ll be open to a relationship and love again, but right now, she’s still healing from the end of her marriage and focusing on herself,” the insider explained. “She’s in the best place she’s been in quite sometime and you can tell how light and happy she is. The girls are doing well too and Gia being home so much has helped Teresa out tremendously. She is able to get out and have fun and unwind. She didn’t get to do that for a long time while Joe was away.” “Joe isn’t dating anyone seriously either for the same reasons. He’s missing his girls tremendously and that consumes his thoughts a lot,” the source said. “The family is all on FaceTime all day, every day. He sees his family often and has made friends and stays busy with work. This is a new chapter for all of them. The girls can’t wait to see their dad. As soon as it’s safe, it will happen,” they also noted. Despite the divorce, Teresa and Joe have maintained a friendly relationship — and are even going to be working together to sell sex toys! The duo have partnered with European distributor Zalo USA, which will be prominently featured on RHONJ‘s season 11."
  • Pics of the Jersey cast filming an all-white party at Melissa's shore home in memory of Teresa and Joe's late father (realhousewivesfranchise Instagram)
  • Video interview: Ashley Darby on Her ‘Unconventional’ Marriage to Michael and Their Season 5 Troubles (ET Online exclusive) "Ashley Darby very much relates to Jada Pinkett Smith and the whole "entanglement" saga. "Oh my gosh," the Real Housewives of Potomac star sighs when the topic comes up. Back in June, Jada and her husband, Will Smith, revealed to the world that Jada had a relationship outside of her marriage to Will with singer August Alsina that went on for quite some time. Jada and August's "entanglement," as Jada dubbed it, occurred while Will and Jada were on a break of sorts from their marriage. "You know, I related to that a little more than I'd like to admit," Ashley says, recalling watching the episode of Red Table Talk on which Will and Jada discussed their relationship woes. "I was like, man, Jada. I'm with you girl," she continues. "I get it. I mean, marriage is just so hard -- and it's really hard being a public figure and having difficulties, and it's even more difficult when you decide to talk about them and say some things that aren't necessarily fitting the mold of what people think a marriage is or should be." Ashley's marriage to her husband, Michael, has been under a microscope for five years of RHOP. They have an age difference (she's a millennial, he's in his 50s) and a number of cultural differences (she's American and biracial, he's from Australia), and there hasn't been a single season where allegations of infidelity, hidden sexuality or some combination of the two aren't a topic of discussion. Season 5 is no different, as Ashley's co-star, Candiace Dillard Bassett, receives a text message with new accusations against Michael. This time, someone claims to have seen Michael out at a strip club, where he allegedly shared that he has "a boyfriend and a wife." "Obviously, Candiace and I have had our share of differences in the past, so I wasn't really keen on believing her from the beginning, because Candiace has said a lot of things that weren't true," Ashley shares of what starts to play out in this Sunday's episode. "I took it with a grain of salt... and then it unfolds and boy, does it unfold," she adds. "I mean, there's, like, layers upon layers upon layers of it." In the past, Ashley and Michael have largely brushed off the rumors, denied them or gotten involved in legal action about them. This time will be different, though, as Ashley admits Michael did make a "pretty significant" mistake. Viewers will see the 32-year-old confront her husband in an upcoming episode. "I'm truthful and I know that can be a hard thing to believe, and that people want to think that we make up things and there's all these facades around our relationship, but I really am truthful," she says. "So if there's something that needs to be talked about, if there's a hurdle that we actually do need to overcome or an issue we have to address, we're going to address it." "It's not as though I've said those things in the past to be facetious, or to just, like, you know, create this false illusion about my marriage," she adds, referencing the way the couple has handled marital speed bumps in the past. "No, if there was an issue then, I would've talked about it. When we were having issues with the restaurant [we owned], I was upfront and talked about it. When I was having issues with my mom and how my family dynamic was working, we talked about it, and this is not going to be any different. So, the things that were false, yes, I said those were false. The things that are true, I will talk about them, and if they're true, they're true." Ashley says fans will definitely learn some new information about her relationship and how it works before season 5’s end. "I'm not a conventional person and I just don't think it's gonna come as a shock to anybody," she teases. "Michael and I are an unconventional couple in many ways." The pair is still very much together, though. They recently wrapped up an extended stay at their beach house in Delaware, and are now back home in the Potomac area. (And she's not sure why Google has Michael labeled as "Ashley Darby’s ex-husband," but offers a joke guess of a petty employee of the search engine just wanting to mess with her.) "I love my husband," she declares. "He's a great husband, and my relationship is going to withstand. It's strong enough to withstand a lot. It's really going to be up to us to what we think is something we can overcome. I'm not going to let the media, or the public, or the opinions of others affect what I do and how I approach my marriage. Everyone's going to have an opinion. I'm sure there'll be some very strong reactions to what they see and what happens, but ultimately the only person who really lays next to Michael at night and has to have these discussions is me. So, that's that." (more in article and in video)
  • New RHOA star LaToya Ali announced she was getting a divorce in June 2020. She and her husband seem to have since reconciled as they were photographed with Kandi and Todd. (Bossip) Something to watch for this season - we'll see if it's addressed on the show.
  • Lydia McLaughlin Weighs in on the New RHOC Season (bravotv.com) "Lydia still spends lots of time with her RHOC friends Gretchen Rossi, Lizzie Rovsek, and Alexis Bellino. In fact, all three women made an appearance on Glitter Town during a super glam brunch Lydia and Judy threw. Lydia actually sees Gretchen (and her adorable daughter, Skylar Gray) on a weekly basis. “We’re in a bible study together,” Lydia explained. “We’ve grown really close. She’s a wonderful mom, and she loves her little baby, and she’s just dedicated her whole life to Skylar. I’m so proud of her.” When asked how she feels about Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson not returning, Lydia explained, “I felt like it was a long time coming, honestly. I think it’s a good switch-up. I’m excited to see what the cast does.” “I love Vicki, and I ran into her a couple times, and I think it’s good for her. I think she’s ready to leave,” Lydia continued. “She has a successful relationship, she has an engagement. She has a daughter, she’s a grandmother. I think that she has a lot going on. I do know that Tamra…she’s not letting it go. She’s still talking about it. I just feel bad for her, it’s kind of like, OK, you need to move on and do something else. She’s talking about the next season, and I think it’s a little…it sounds pathetic.” There are also two ‘Wives she’s not on great terms with. “Shannon [Storms Beador] and Tamra both have blocked me, so I don’t know what’s going on in their lives,” she said. “I don’t know, maybe they’ve unblocked me now. I haven’t checked lately.” Lydia went on to say that after 15 seasons, she finds it refreshing to meet some fresh faces, as it’s interesting to take a look into the lives of new people who have stories to tell."
  • An Instagram story clip where Kelly Dodd refers to OC as "her show" (Queens of Bravo Twitter)
  • Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward reveals she and her family have contracted coronavirus (Manchester Evening News)
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2020.09.05 21:11 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/5/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Fight Crab 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Her Majesty's Ship 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Iris.Fall 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Active Neurons 2 9/16/20 Nintendo.com
Dog Duty 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Drag Racing Rivals 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Endurance - Space Action 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Flying Soldiers 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Mini Motor Racing X 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Moero Crystal H 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Nevaeh 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Super Punch Patrol 9/17/20 Nintndo.com
Vampire's Fall: Origins 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Georifters 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
GORSD 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Journey of the Broken Circle 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Saboteur SiO 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Limited Release) 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
The Secret Order: Return to the Buried Kingdom 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
WWE 2K Battlegrounds 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw 9/22/20 Official Website/Official Website
Castlestorm 2 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Unrailed! 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Alluris 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Big-Bobby-Car - The BigRace 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Dungreed 9/24/20 Official Trailer
Going Under 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Lost Ember 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Micro Pico Racers 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
This is the Zodiac Speaking 9/24/20 Official Twitter Post
Wartile 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Port Royale 4 9/25/20 Official Twitter Post
TrollHunters: Defenders of Arcadia 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Projection First Light 9/25/20 Official Trailer
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 9/29/20 Official Trailer
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition August/September 2020 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Embracelet September 2020 Official Trailer
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Alwa's Legacy Summer 2020 Official Twitter Post
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rivals of Aether: Definitive Edition Summer 2020 Official Trailer
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Official Trailer
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing: Queen 10/6/20 Official Website
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Official Twitter Post
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Official Trailer
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
Empire of Sin Fall 2020 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Page
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Hades Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Charterstone Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne Winter 2020/2021 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 2020 Nintendo.com
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 2020 Official Trailer
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Prince o Persia: The Sands of Time Remake 1/21/21 Official Website
Little Nightmares II 2/11/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Balan Homeworld Spring 2021 Official Twitter Post
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2021 Official Trailer (New Games Plus Expo 2020)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.09.03 23:39 SS17LX_Nostradamus The Cabin Part II

Part 2 of 2
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The next morning, I jolted awake from a half-lucid dream. I was still on the couch; the clock read 8:26 AM. The dream hung in my mind like a memory. I willed it to float away into the ether like most dreams, but it stuck to me, playing over and over. The cabin – I was at the cabin, the old woman beckoned me in, and I followed. Inside, the woman pointed toward a mirror on the far wall and again I followed. I looked into the mirror, but my reflection did not look back. Suddenly I was outside standing over a clear mountain river, and in the sky were three moons all sinking below the horizon one after another. Three moons... then two moons... the one... then none. Shadow overtook me.
“Three moons...” I whispered to myself. Three moons – the old hermit had mentioned something about three moons, and on the pack last night, it said one moon. “One moon!” I yelled.
I leapt off the couch and shuffled to the kitchen table, grabbing my laptop and snapping it open. I navigated to the internet search bar and typed:
Moon phases by date
Google returned a slew of astrology results, but halfway down the page it listed a simple moon phase calendar. I clicked the link.
I first met the woman on my birthday, September 16, and there was no moon that night. The calendar confirmed it. I revisited the cabin - saw the barn owl - at the end of September and walked home to the light of a full moon. The calendar confirmed that too. And last night, Halloween, there had been a full moon. According to the calendar the next full moon would come at the end of November. She’s counting down the moon phases. The November full moon would mark the third full moon since our first encounter.
Three moons!” I shouted. “I got you, you creepy fuckin’ psycho.”
But what had I really discovered? She was counting the full moons – so what? What was she going to do at the third moon? Slasher movie tropes and visions of human sacrifice invaded my brain. I pictured the weird old hermit scalping me or roasting me over a fire or sacrificing me to a pagan god. None of it was rational, none of it based on any evidence at all. None of my fear or fixation was justified at all. She was unusual – yes – her presence was entirely unsettling, and I didn’t like that she knew where I lived, and what the hell was the deal with the message on my backpack, but she had done me no harm whatsoever. For god’s sake, I instigated this by bringing her supplies! I argued with myself going back and forth over what all this meant, if anything.
I cracked open the front door and peeked out. The morning air was crisp and pure, my breath freezing and floating away in the breeze. The pack was still resting under the porch light. I picked it up and brought it inside, examining the cuts again. The words were still there, clearly painstakingly cut with a sharp knife over hours and hours. I rubbed my thumbs over the nylon fabric. The whole ordeal might have been my imagination - I might have completely lost my mind – but something at my core told me I should not be at home, or anywhere near here, during the next full moon. I shut the door and made my way to the kitchen for coffee. Perhaps it was time to fly back east for a while.
* * *
November of 2020 was the month that hell finally came to Earth, or at least to the United States. A contentiously held election boiled over into the streets. Election night results dictated a new regime would commence in January, but for the first time in the history of the country it seemed a sitting president would have to be violently removed from office. Millions of protestors and rioters descended on virtually every major metropolitan area like flies to the corpse of a once-great nation. Streets burned as ideologies clashed and neighbors spilled each other’s blood on a scale unseen since the Civil War. Amidst the chaos, coronavirus festered.
The supposedly life-saving vaccine was proven to be little more than a public relations scam forced through the FDA to calm the fury and angst surrounding the pandemic. A Washington Post exposé alleged that early phase testing was half hazard and all complications were quickly buried, literally and metaphorically. It instantly became the conspiracy of the millennium. Third-party medical research teams concluded the vaccine was, at best, ten to twenty percent effective, and even worse, the long-term side effects were far worse than the coronavirus itself. Cities across the country rushed to construct impromptu medical facilities, but ventilators, medicine, and skilled medical workers were becoming scarcer by the day. Doctors, nurses, and first responders were the first inoculated with the vaccine, and many suffered the debilitating effects. Organ failure was common, as was an autoimmune response wherein the body began to consume helpings of itself – skin, eyes, brain, vital organs - it differed from person to person. Doctors stated that survivors were often left in a quasi-catatonic delirium from which they would never recover. Those vaccine recipients who avoided hospitals were often found crawling through the streets half-dead and babbling incoherently. Though they posed little danger to their fellow man, the news began referring to these unfortunates as ‘zombies’. Teams of hazmat vans, or ‘trash trucks’ as social media labeled them, were seen scooping up the suffering vaccinated and carrying them off to unmarked camps. Rumors spread that the government was euthanizing and burning these people after one such camp caught fire.
The fallout reached far and wide, even altering my quiet life in the Utah wilderness. Workdays came to a halt as fewer and fewer of my colleagues returned phone calls or logged into their workstations. Some I hadn’t heard from in weeks, and I feared the worst. I started a group-text with friends back east to check-in on everyone. Many responded that they were safely unvaccinated. Some had fled the riots and anarchy of the city for a more rural location, hoping the madness would blow over soon. Still others were ominously silent.
I had booked a flight into Miami after my Halloween night encounter, but within a week the FAA grounded all planes until further notice. My parents decided to leave the city after they had a horrifying encounter in Publix. My father cried as he recounted it over the phone. He described a young woman stumbling into the store, skin melting from her face, hair and eyes missing. The woman appeared to be holding an infant in her arms, but its body was green and black, empty of life. She was shrieking hysterically until she tripped over a Thanksgiving turkey display, splattering blood across the ground as her body smacked the floor. Rioters burned the store to its foundation later the same week.
The chaos left me feeling utterly stranded. I was grateful for my own health, and that the local towns appeared relatively unaffected, but I felt helpless in the face of overwhelming devastation. Every horrifying image on the news, every story of carnage totally consumed me, and I wondered if the country could ever recover. And then there was the old woman and her cabin in the woods. Part of me wondered if she was one of the zombies, an unsuspecting participant of early round vaccine trials who escaped the shackles of a sterile testing facility. Now, more than ever before, I wanted to avoid her. I decided I would camp in Zion National Park from Thanksgiving through the first of December, placing myself about fifty miles away during the next full moon.
The park was technically closed, but I knew of a remote service road that stayed open year-round. I would park along the road and hike in, bringing enough food and water for a week, with backup supplies in my truck. I told myself the trip was going to be good for me – I needed an escape from the constant stream of dreadful news in the outside world, and Zion was the perfect getaway. The park is, perhaps, the most breathtaking place on earth. Its immense canyons stand guard like titans over rolling valleys painted in brilliant reds, blues, and patches of green. Wildlife flourishes there like it would in a land untouched by time and human intervention. It is the Garden of Eden, broken off from heaven and given to us so that we might have a notion of paradise. Little did I know at the time, it would also be the place I spent my final days on this earth.
* * *
Weather reports Thanksgiving morning were surprisingly warm, but I packed for cold, nonetheless. Sixty-degree days can drop into single digit nights within a few hours in the winter as storms and weather patterns push their way over the mountains. I parked my truck in a small side lot off the isolated service road and hiked three miles east to a secluded cliffside overlooking a rocky, shallow stream. The campsite was a patch of grass under an outcropping that would protect against rain, snow, and high winds.
The first few days in Zion were uneventful. I enjoyed turkey slices and pre-made stuffing warmed over a fire on Thanksgiving night. A fat, puffy grey squirrel tried to join me for dinner until I shooed him off. I made a few trips back to the truck for supplies, but mostly I explored the surrounding cliffsides and took in the sweeping views. This place was totally isolated from the outside world, never once hinting at the impossible turmoil that gripped the country.
I awoke the morning of November thirty to a dusting of snow on the ground. The weather dropped into the twenties overnight and the park became muffled and still, perfectly encapsulated under a thin white blanket. The stream had overflown its banks, probably the result of melting snow or distant rainfall, encroaching on my small settlement. I worked through the morning to move all my gear further from the rising water. That evening I rolled a dead log to the campsite so I could sit and warm my hands over the fire. I sat shivering with a parka draped over me, rubbing my hands together over the crackling flames. My breath blended with smoke, wafting into the night sky. Overhead, millions of stars lazily danced around the full moon, scattered in waves across the horizon.
Suddenly I heard the faint snap of a branch, followed by the muffled padding of paws, or maybe hooves, in the grass beside me. My body froze as I realized an animal – a large animal – had joined my campsite. I rotated slowly toward the sound, praying that a bear was not about to turn my head into a late-night snack, but as I turned, I came face to face with nothing at all. I pulled a flashlight from my coat and shined it into the darkness. Still nothing. Whatever it was, it had left. The sound of a loud pop and spent wood collapsing in the campfire drew my attention and I turned back toward the fire. My eyes caught something poking out of the fire: a twisted tree branch stoking the flames, sending bellows of fire and spark into the air. A leathery hand gripped the far end of the branch. Through the clouds of smoke, I saw the glowing reflection of two dark eyes set within a weathered face – the same face that had haunted my thoughts for months. The old woman materialized from the darkness. She had found me.
I sat completely stiff, eyes fixated on hers, far too panicked to speak. Her eyes darted from me to the campfire. She crouched barefoot next to the fire, seemingly unbothered by the numbing temperature, and continued to tend to the flames. Her shabby red dress, her black hair, her shadowy eyes – it was all exactly as I remembered it. My heartbeat punched its way into my ears until I was deafened by my own terror, but the woman looked completely calm. She opened her mouth to speak, still fixated on the fire.
“Now is your time. We must go...”
“How did you find me?” I cut in, barely able to whisper the question.
“I always watch you,” she said, still toying with the fire. “Now is your time,” she repeated sternly. Her voice was low and forceful. I paused before answering.
“What do you want?”
The hermit’s face darkened. Her eyes met mine with a cruel stare. She reminded me of an ailing old wolf just desperate enough for one last kill.
“To go,” she said. “The others wait for you.”
“Okay look, I don’t know what you’re talking about, but you need to go,” I replied, summoning a modicum of courage.
“Yes!” she hissed. “We go now!”
The woman pulled a small leather pouch from her dress and reached into it, removing a handful of dark powder. She whispered under her breath and threw the powder into the campfire. It to roared and spit into a furious blaze. Red smoke poured out of the fire and blanketed the campsite in a low rolling haze. I stumbled backward off the log and pushed myself up on my hands. Smoke crept into my lungs. I sputtered and coughed, trying to desperately to push myself to my feet. In my peripheral I could see the old hermit walking toward me. Red smoke engulfed my vision. My lungs burned. Tears began to drip from my eyes. I could not get up; I could not keep my eyes open. I felt an icy hand grip my forearm as I collapsed into the grass. Darkness.
* * *
My eyes wrenched open and I wiped the fog from my vision. The world came into focus; I was not at my campsite. My mind raced to make sense of the surroundings: it was night, the moon was full, I was sitting upright, and I was still in the woods – just not where I had been before. Sitting upright. I felt the hard, wooden slats and stiff bottom of a chair supporting my weight. I looked down and saw my feet resting on evenly cut planks, maybe oakwood or ash. Confusion and dread inundated me as my circumstance revealed itself. I was sitting on an old Windsor chair on the porch of the cabin near mile marker four, nearly sixty miles from my campsite in Zion. I began to sob.
“What the fuck is happening to me?” I sniveled. “I’m losing my mind. This isn’t possible.”
Reality had abandoned me. How much time had passed since I blacked out? How did I end up here, of all the godforsaken places on earth? I willed myself to wake up, praying that this was just a nightmare, but as I rubbed my hands along the armrests, I knew they felt far too real. This was no nightmare. Reality had not abandoned me; it had merely warped into something my mind could not understand.
My distress heightened as I examined the cabin. It had remade itself. Most of the wooden beams looked brand new, sanded smooth and lacking any apparent damage. The door was back on its frame, and for the first time since I had found the place, glass panes filled the windows. Anyone would be forgiven for thinking this was a different place altogether, but its form was identical. And the Windsor chair – it had to be the same cabin.
I heard a tapping at the window and my head swung around. I saw a young woman waving to me from within the cabin. She was strikingly fair. Long black hair hung gently beside a warm face. Her eyes were a shade of deep olive, and she smiled at me as if seeing an old friend after a long separation. She beckoned me in, and, in a trance, I followed. The cabin comprised a single room, sparsely furnished with a tall cupboard, a table, and two benches. The woman stood near the table. She was tall and wore a radiant burgundy dress, hand stained and embellished with blue and white beadwork around the collar. Her face exhibited none of the feral nature of the old hermit woman, yet in at my core I knew they were somehow the same.
“You are worried,” she spoke in a comforting tone. “There is nothing to fear. You are going home.”
I stared at her in confusion, my initial fear giving way to bewilderment.
“Please – I don’t understand what’s going on,” I pleaded. “Can you just tell me what you want?”
“That is not for me to say. The others will be your guide. It is time for you to go to them.”
“Wh- what others?” I protested. “There’s no one else here! Just help me. Please.”
The woman did not answer. Instead she smiled, opened the large wooden cupboard, and removed a birdcage from inside. I saw the fluttering of white and brown wings inside the cage – a young barn owl gazed out nervously.
“Come,” she said. “It is time to go.”
She walked to the back of the cabin and opened a narrow door to the outside. It was still dark, but I could distinguish the outlines of a few pine trees in the moonlight. The woman opened the cage and the owl fled through the door, alighting on one of the pines. It turned and looked back through the doorway, curiously bobbing its head.
“Follow,” the woman said, pointing out the doorway.
I stepped toward the center of the cabin. The woman continued to point out the back door.
“You want me to go out there?”
The woman smiled and nodded.
“Okay...” I paused. “You want me to follow the owl?”
She nodded again. I rubbed my eyes and laughed to myself. I was panicky and I was confused and teetering on delirium, but I couldn’t ignore the absurdity of the situation. What was happening? Did this lady just want me to play with her pet owl? Couldn’t she have just left me a note or written me a fucking email? I wanted to question everything but stopped short of hurling inquiries at this strange woman. I was too tired, too done for that. If walking out that door meant this whole bizarre series of events would end, then I would take that walk. I stepped toward the doorway pausing next to the woman. She said nothing, just continued to smile and gesture out the door. Her behavior felt so static, almost like she was programmed to perform certain tasks and remain ignorant of all else. I looked up; the owl sat on a nearby branch, watching and waiting for me to follow.
I stepped out the door, lurching down from the cabin onto a small patch of dirt carved from the underbrush. All went quiet and still. The air instantly warmed around me, thick and full in my lungs. It was so warm, in fact, that I removed my parka and tied it around my waist. Moonlight illuminated the tree line, but I saw shades of pink and red peaking over the horizon. It was dawn. The barn owl spread its wings and took flight overhead, and as I turned to watch it go, I realized I was standing alone in a clearing. The cabin was gone. I stood in silent disbelief, panning back and forth over the empty land before me. The owl perched on a tall rock formation on the far side of the clearing, and not so much as single plank of wood stood between us.
I started to panic. This couldn’t be real, could it? I must be in a coma. Or strapped to a hospital while a foreign parasite turns my brain to mush. This is what death is like, the last of our neurons firing chaotically while we cling to life. Still, it felt so real that I couldn’t accept that this was a wild fever dream. The owl flitted into the distance, and all I could think to do was follow as the woman had commanded. I stumbled through the underbrush negotiating with myself: Maybe I completely lost my mind. I should make an appointment, get an MRI. But what about the hospitals? Probably packed to the gills with vaccine patients. In my state of lunacy I began to entertain the possibility that every occurrence of the last few months had been real, and maybe, since I had done what the woman asked, it was over. The cabin disappeared, after all. But if all this was real, then what was the point?
The owl screeched in the distance, and I followed its call. After a short walk I came upon a familiar path. It was my home trail, the one I had walked dozens of times before, the same damn trail that took me past the cabin in the first place. I breathed a sigh of relief – I could go home. The sun inched over the horizon, bathing the hills in shades of gold. I followed the trail through the scrublands and Pinyon pines, past the old silver mine, until I saw my house in the distance. The owl darted from tree to tree, then circled my house before landing on the rooftop. As I approached, I noticed light in the windows and my truck in the driveway. How did my truck get back here? Did she drive it? It was the latest in a long line of impossible questions that I was too exhausted to contemplate. I was just glad to see my home. I reached the front door and felt my side pocket for my keys. Nothing. They were back at the campsite in Zion.
“SHIT!” I screamed, completely breaking down. “Goddammit, cut me a fucking break!”
I must have looked completely deranged screaming and collapsing to my knees. I didn’t care. My grasp on reality was gone and all I wanted to do was curl up in bed cry. I punched the ground trying to rally myself to break in through the kitchen window, but as I started to rise, I heard the unmistakable sound of a squeaky door opening. I looked up and saw a man in my doorway. He was tall with shaggy brown hair and a thin beard. Horn-rimmed glasses sat atop a crooked nose, healed poorly from a childhood accident. He looked thin but strong, like the kind of man who spent his weekends camping and hiking in the wilderness of Utah. He looked just like me. He was me. I scrambled back into the yard, but the man put a hand up as if to stop me.
“Hey, hey calm down man – it’s okay,” the man said in a very familiar voice.
He turned and looked back into the house.
“Guys, Four is here! Again...”
I heard voices and footsteps from inside my house. A second face poked through the door. This face was younger, clean shaven, but with the same horn-rimmed glasses and crooked nose. It was me, again.
“Right,” said the younger man. “Your turn to handle this one.”
He returned to the house. I could smell fresh coffee wafting out the door.
“Wh- what the hell man?” I asked, utterly exasperated. “Please, what is going on?”
“It’s alright,” said the first man. “Everything is going to be okay. I know this is weird, but you just have to trust me on this one.”
“Bullshit it’s okay,” I shouted.
“Yeah, that’s fair. How about we go inside? Get some coffee in you and I’ll explain what’s going on here.”
I stood in the yard, gawking at the man – at myself. How was I supposed to respond to this clone? He quickly lost patience.
“Look, I’m going inside, you should come too,” the man insisted. “We’re not going to hurt you, and you’re not crazy. Come in when you want, and I’ll explain everything.”
With that, he walked into the house, leaving the door slightly ajar. I stood completely baffled, my mouth hanging limp. I had no brothers, no long lost twins – I was an only child. There were clones in my house, and they wanted me to come inside. I considered my options. I was hungry, exhausted, and certain I had died and gone to purgatory. My nearest neighbor was over a mile away. What choice did I have? I walked toward my house and opened the door.
Three men sat around my kitchen table. The first two I had seen outside, but the third man was older. He had a greying beard and sun spots on his cheeks. His face was hollow, but he had the same crooked nose and glasses.
“Christ, they really did a number on you,” said the older man. “What did you get? A floating snow globe? Sentient laptop?”
“Ignore him,” said the younger man. “There’s coffee and scrambled eggs in the kitchen. Help yourself.”
I poured myself a coffee and sat on the couch, keeping some distance between myself and the others. Two of them were pecking away on laptops, the third scrolled through his phone.
“I guess it’s time we explain ourselves,” said the older man.
I snorted. You think?
“You can call me One,” said the older man.
“I’m Two,” said the younger man.
“And I guess that makes me Three,” said the man I had met at the door. “You’re Four. We realized pretty quickly that names were going to be an issue, so we decided on numbers.”
“Okay...” I whispered. “So, what the hell are you doing in my house?”
My house,” said One, correcting me. “You boys came to my house. Though I guess technically it’s our house.”
“What day do you think it is?” interrupted Two.
“December first,” I replied.
“Interesting. Incorrect, but interesting.” He paused, his gaze returning to his phone. “It’s September first.”
“Of course it is,” I said with a tired eye roll. “Can someone please just tell me what’s going on?”
The others were quiet for a moment. They eyed each other, seemingly unsure what to say next. Then Three spoke.
“This is going to sound crazy, but just stay with me. The short version is this: we’re all here because something terrible happened - or was happening - in our worlds, and no one could fix it,” he said hesitantly. “Each of our worlds ended, and something brought us here to this world to...”
“What the hell are you talking about?” I asked flatly.
“Okay look, right before you came home, everything was going to shit, right? What was going on in the world?” asked Three.
“What is this, a pop quiz?” I rebuked. The others stared blankly, waiting for my response. “Coronavirus. The vaccine didn’t work, people were dying, rioters burned down half the country, the president refused to step down...”
“Exactly,” interrupted Two. “Mine was similar – norovirus. They were experimenting with it in a lab, it mutated, it got out, before you knew it a few hundred million people shit themselves to death with no end in sight. It was an absolute disaster.”
Three nodded in agreement.
“For me it was nuclear winter,” said Three. “Six nuclear blasts went off in the Soviet Union in June. They blamed the Chinese, the Chinese blamed us, it was chaos. In the span of a week, half the major cities on earth were gone. I moved way the hell out here to be safe. Then out of nowhere this creep in a business suit shows up at my door and tells me he wants to show me something out in the woods. I told him to piss off, but he kept coming back every single day. So after he left I followed him out to this old farm house. I went inside, and the guy was gone. Completely vanished. Then I went to leave and this trap door opened and I fell through, but I landed on the roof of this house.
I stared blankly at the group, weighing their stories against my purgatory theory.
“Think about it,” said Two. “Tell me some weird shit hasn’t happened to you in the last few weeks. It happened to all of us, and we all wound up here.”
The whole thing sounded outrageous, but I couldn’t refute it – the last few months had been the strangest of my life, and none of it was remotely explicable. Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
“We’re not in our own times – our own universes – anymore,” Two continued. “Humanity didn’t make it in ours, and somebody, or something, decided to show us the emergency exit. Me, you, and Two – we were all brought here to prevent something horrible from happening in this time.”
I decided to voice my own theory.
“Have you guys considered the possibility that I’m dead, and my brain is in its death throes? This can’t be real...”
“Don’t go there,” said One, rising from his chair. The others became noticeably tense.
“You’re not the first Four,” Three interjected. “The last guy said the same thing. Then he put a flare gun in his mouth to prove it. We buried him out back.”
“Jesus Christ,” I said.
All of us sat in silence. I considered everything they had told me. Things had been grim on the news lately, but humanity had a toughness about it. History has shown countless examples of our ability to endure unthinkable suffering. How could the world just end like that? I didn’t want to believe it, but in the present company, I had little choice.
“Let’s say I believe you. Let’s say the world ended and I’ve time traveled to wherever we are. Why me – us, I mean? What are we supposed to prevent, exactly?”
“Well, for starters, it wasn’t time travel,” said One. “And you’re in my universe. I haven’t gone anywhere, you all came to me. The nearest we can figure, all of our times are very similar, sparing some relatively minor differences. We think that’s one of the reasons ‘it’ chose us.”
“What is ‘it’?” I questioned.
“I’m not sure,” One replied. “A while back I started getting emails from an unknown source – a sender labeled ‘SS17-LX’. No return address. I ignored them at first, but then they starting predicting stuff, impossible stuff: when a bird was going to fly by, the license plate of the guy parked next to me tomorrow. It was uncanny. So I responded one day, and whatever is on the other end starting talking back. I thought it was the government, the CIA or the NSA. But the things it knew – it was beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. It told me you boys were coming. It told me we had a job to do. I didn’t believe it, but, well, here you are.”
“We think it’s some kind of A.I.,” said Three. “It can’t be a single person, it knows too much. And it’s highly advanced – decades beyond anything else in the field. Advanced enough to move us from one reality to the next, but not without its own limitations...”
“Let me ask you something,” said One, interrupting. “What do you do for work?”
“Software programing,” I answered.
“What kind of software?”
“Machine learning. Deep learning algorithms and implementation, mostly,” I replied.
“That’s it! It’s got to be an A.I.,” said Two.
The others looked at each other in agreement, while I just looked confused, as had become my role within the group. They all chimed in with their respective careers - each was involved in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The threat, they theorized, would be a rogue A.I., perhaps a perversion of the one already in communication. Why else would a handful of software engineers be called on to save the world? I tried to make sense of their conversation, but it had been over a day since I’d slept. My mind felt like it was wading through a dense fog, blindly grasping at words and phrases but retaining nothing. I needed sleep, and I prayed that when I awoke this would all prove to be a bad dream.
“So what am I supposed to do now?” I asked.
“Well you look like shit,” said Two. “I’m guessing you had a rough night. Get some rest and hang tight. We’re waiting on one more.”
“One more?” I asked.
“Yep – our mysterious friend said it would take five of us. He should be here in a few days.”
“Can’t wait to meet him,” I said, rolling my eyes.
I laid back on the couch and drifted into darkness, lulled by the sound of clicking keyboards. I slept for hours, too exhausted to dream or care about the clones in my living room. It was dark out when I woke. I laid on the couch and gazed at the ceiling while I collected my thoughts. I heard voices coming from the kitchen – my voices. It wasn’t a dream. The others were still here.
* * *
It’s been two weeks since I arrived in a different universe, one that I have come to accept as real. I have learned that we are just one in an infinite set of realities, some wildly different and some very similar. For the most part, everything here feels very familiar. The towns and roads are the same, most of the people are the same, entertainment is similar but some of the personalities different. The most jarring difference is the 26 hour day, but once you get used to it, the extra hours are amazing for productivity. I had to get a new watch, phone, and laptop – a considerable challenge considering I don’t technically exist. For now we are all living off One’s generosity, but at some point I suspect we will all have to build our own lives. Five arrived three days ago. He was, of course, terrified when he met us, but he’s slowly warming to the group. As it turns out, I am good company.
The others brought me up to speed on their efforts to track known A.I. projects. Thus far we have identified three possible threats and are drawing up containment plans for each. We have started calling our A.I. friend Nostradamus. Like the infamous seer, the information it gives us is often vague and limited. It seems to be very adept at predicting small, contained systems, but lacks a clear grasp on the big picture. Thus, it is unable to tell us exactly where to focus our efforts. Two thinks this problem is due to lack of synthesizable data. One believes that Nostradamus is merely a partition of a larger system, programmed to focus on certain tasks. We have no way to confirm either theory. For now, we can only hope that we are on the right path.
I’ve spoken to Nostradamus twice since arriving. The first communication was an introduction, and the second, a request: to be sent back to my own time. Or an earlier time, to try to warn people before it’s too late to change course. My request was denied. According to our mysterious friend, 71% of all timelines face a cataclysmic event at the end of the year 2020. Of those, 22,659,120,525,901,411,112 timelines were identified as “salvageable”, and of those, 19,622,150 were given a high probability of success with outside intervention. My own universe – your universe – is not among them. We were, however, able to reach a compromise. Nostradamus agreed to divert resources toward sending a single message to a point in time where recipients may still have time to react. Successful transmission, nor reception, is not guaranteed. On the off chance the transmission was successful and you have read my story, I leave you with this:
It is entirely up to you to take to action. This year has been difficult, as you well know, but harder times are coming. Prepare yourselves. When they offer you the vaccine, do not take it. It will be the end of everything you know.
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2020.09.01 06:42 Kujo17 Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

The following is purportedly an 'essay' written by a former LEO and posted to Medium this past June This is a very long post but is being posted in full and is well worth the read imo, especially for anyone who is the least bit surprised about many of the stories suddenly coming to light over the past few months regarding police departments across the country. The original post can be found here
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I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were.
This essay has been kicking around in my head for years now and I’ve never felt confident enough to write it. It’s a time in my life I’m ashamed of. It’s a time that I hurt people and, through inaction, allowed others to be hurt. It’s a time that I acted as a violent agent of capitalism and white supremacy. Under the guise of public safety, I personally ruined people’s lives but in so doing, made the public no safer… so did the family members and close friends of mine who also bore the badge alongside me.
But enough is enough.
The reforms aren’t working. Incrementalism isn’t happening. Unarmed Black, indigenous, and people of color are being killed by cops in the streets and the police are savagely attacking the people protesting these murders.
American policing is a thick blue tumor strangling the life from our communities and if you don’t believe it when the poor and the marginalized say it, if you don’t believe it when you see cops across the country shooting journalists with less-lethal bullets and caustic chemicals, maybe you’ll believe it when you hear it straight from the pig’s mouth.

WHY AM I WRITING THIS

As someone who went through the training, hiring, and socialization of a career in law enforcement, I wanted to give a first-hand account of why I believe police officers are the way they are. Not to excuse their behavior, but to explain it and to indict the structures that perpetuate it.
I believe that if everyone understood how we’re trained and brought up in the profession, it would inform the demands our communities should be making of a new way of community safety. If I tell you how we were made, I hope it will empower you to unmake us. One of the other reasons I’ve struggled to write this essay is that I don’t want to center the conversation on myself and my big salty boo-hoo feelings about my bad choices. It’s a toxic white impulse to see atrocities and think “How can I make this about me?” So, I hope you’ll take me at my word that this account isn’t meant to highlight me, but rather the hundred thousand of me in every city in the country. It’s about the structure that made me (that I chose to pollute myself with) and it’s my meager contribution to the cause of radical justice.

YES, ALL COPS ARE BASTARDS

I was a police officer in a major metropolitan area in California with a predominantly poor, non-white population (with a large proportion of first-generation immigrants). One night during briefing, our watch commander told us that the city council had requested a new zero tolerance policy. Against murderers, drug dealers, or child predators?
No, against homeless people collecting cans from recycling bins. See, the city had some kickback deal with the waste management company where waste management got paid by the government for our expected tonnage of recycling. When homeless people “stole” that recycling from the waste management company, they were putting that cheaper contract in peril. So, we were to arrest as many recyclers as we could find.
Even for me, this was a stupid policy and I promptly blew Sarge off. But a few hours later, Sarge called me over to assist him. He was detaining a 70 year old immigrant who spoke no English, who he’d seen picking a coke can out of a trash bin. He ordered me to arrest her for stealing trash. I said, “Sarge, c’mon, she’s an old lady.” He said, “I don’t give a shit. Hook her up, that’s an order.” And… I did. She cried the entire way to the station and all through the booking process. I couldn’t even comfort her because I didn’t speak Spanish. I felt disgusting but I was ordered to make this arrest and I wasn’t willing to lose my job for her.
If you’re tempted to feel sympathy for me, don’t. I used to happily hassle the homeless under other circumstances. I researched obscure penal codes so I could arrest people in homeless encampments for lesser known crimes like “remaining too close to railroad property” (369i of the California Penal Code). I used to call it “planting warrant seeds” since I knew they wouldn’t make their court dates and we could arrest them again and again for warrant violations.
We used to have informal contests for who could cite or arrest someone for the weirdest law. DUI on a bicycle, non-regulation number of brooms on your tow truck (27700(a)(1) of the California Vehicle Code)… shit like that. For me, police work was a logic puzzle for arresting people, regardless of their actual threat to the community. As ashamed as I am to admit it, it needs to be said: stripping people of their freedom felt like a game to me for many years.
I know what you’re going to ask: did I ever plant drugs? Did I ever plant a gun on someone? Did I ever make a false arrest or file a false report? Believe it or not, the answer is no. Cheating was no fun, I liked to get my stats the “legitimate” way. But I knew officers who kept a little baggie of whatever or maybe a pocket knife that was a little too big in their war bags (yeah, we called our dufflebags “war bags”…). Did I ever tell anybody about it? No I did not. Did I ever confess my suspicions when cocaine suddenly showed up in a gang member’s jacket? No I did not.
In fact, let me tell you about an extremely formative experience: in my police academy class, we had a clique of around six trainees who routinely bullied and harassed other students: intentionally scuffing another trainee’s shoes to get them in trouble during inspection, sexually harassing female trainees, cracking racist jokes, and so on. Every quarter, we were to write anonymous evaluations of our squadmates. I wrote scathing accounts of their behavior, thinking I was helping keep bad apples out of law enforcement and believing I would be protected. Instead, the academy staff read my complaints to them out loud and outed me to them and never punished them, causing me to get harassed for the rest of my academy class. That’s how I learned that even police leadership hates rats. That’s why no one is “changing things from the inside.” They can’t, the structure won’t allow it.
And that’s the point of what I’m telling you. Whether you were my sergeant, legally harassing an old woman, me, legally harassing our residents, my fellow trainees bullying the rest of us, or “the bad apples” illegally harassing “shitbags”, we were all in it together. I knew cops that pulled women over to flirt with them. I knew cops who would pepper spray sleeping bags so that homeless people would have to throw them away. I knew cops that intentionally provoked anger in suspects so they could claim they were assaulted. I was particularly good at winding people up verbally until they lashed out so I could fight them. Nobody spoke out. Nobody stood up. Nobody betrayed the code.
None of us protected the people (you) from bad cops. This is why “All cops are bastards.” Even your uncle, even your cousin, even your mom, even your brother, even your best friend, even your spouse, even me. Because even if they wouldn’t Do The Thing themselves, they will almost never rat out another officer who Does The Thing, much less stop it from happening.

BASTARD 101

I could write an entire book of the awful things I’ve done, seen done, and heard others bragging about doing. But, to me, the bigger question is “How did it get this way?”. While I was a police officer in a city 30 miles from where I lived, many of my fellow officers were from the community and treated their neighbors just as badly as I did. While every cop’s individual biases come into play, it’s the profession itself that is toxic, and it starts from day 1 of training.
Every police academy is different but all of them share certain features: taught by old cops, run like a paramilitary bootcamp, strong emphasis on protecting yourself more than anyone else. The majority of my time in the academy was spent doing aggressive physical training and watching video after video after video of police officers being murdered on duty.
I want to highlight this: nearly everyone coming into law enforcement is bombarded with dash cam footage of police officers being ambushed and killed. Over and over and over. Colorless VHS mortality plays, cops screaming for help over their radios, their bodies going limp as a pair of tail lights speed away into a grainy black horizon. In my case, with commentary from an old racist cop who used to brag about assaulting Black Panthers. To understand why all cops are bastards, you need to understand one of the things almost every training officer told me when it came to using force:
“I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.”
Meaning, “I’ll take my chances in court rather than risk getting hurt”. We’re able to think that way because police unions are extremely overpowered and because of the generous concept of Qualified Immunity, a legal theory which says a cop generally can’t be held personally liable for mistakes they make doing their job in an official capacity.
When you look at the actions of the officers who killed George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, or Freddie Gray, remember that they, like me, were trained to recite “I’d rather be judged by 12” as a mantra. Even if Mistakes Were Made™, the city (meaning the taxpayers, meaning you) pays the settlement, not the officer.
Once police training has - through repetition, indoctrination, and violent spectacle - promised officers that everyone in the world is out to kill them, the next lesson is that your partners are the only people protecting you. Occasionally, this is even true: I’ve had encounters turn on me rapidly to the point I legitimately thought I was going to die, only to have other officers come and turn the tables.
One of the most important thought leaders in law enforcement is Col. Dave Grossman, a “killologist” who wrote an essay called “Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs”. Cops are the sheepdogs, bad guys are the wolves, and the citizens are the sheep (!). Col. Grossman makes sure to mention that to a stupid sheep, sheepdogs look more like wolves than sheep, and that’s why they dislike you.
This “they hate you for protecting them and only I love you, only I can protect you” tactic is familiar to students of abuse. It’s what abusers do to coerce their victims into isolation, pulling them away from friends and family and ensnaring them in the abuser’s toxic web. Law enforcement does this too, pitting the officer against civilians. “They don’t understand what you do, they don’t respect your sacrifice, they just want to get away with crimes. You’re only safe with us.”
I think the Wolves vs. Sheepdogs dynamic is one of the most important elements as to why officers behave the way they do. Every single second of my training, I was told that criminals were not a legitimate part of their community, that they were individual bad actors, and that their bad actions were solely the result of their inherent criminality. Any concept of systemic trauma, generational poverty, or white supremacist oppression was either never mentioned or simply dismissed. After all, most people don’t steal, so anyone who does isn’t “most people,” right? To us, anyone committing a crime deserved anything that happened to them because they broke the “social contract.” And yet, it was never even a question as to whether the power structure above them was honoring any sort of contract back.
Understand: Police officers are part of the state monopoly on violence and all police training reinforces this monopoly as a cornerstone of police work, a source of honor and pride. Many cops fantasize about getting to kill someone in the line of duty, egged on by others that have. One of my training officers told me about the time he shot and killed a mentally ill homeless man wielding a big stick. He bragged that he “slept like a baby” that night. Official training teaches you how to be violent effectively and when you’re legally allowed to deploy that violence, but “unofficial training” teaches you to desire violence, to expand the breadth of your violence without getting caught, and to erode your own compassion for desperate people so you can justify punitive violence against them.

HOW TO BE A BASTARD

I have participated in some of these activities personally, others are ones I either witnessed personally or heard officers brag about openly. Very, very occasionally, I knew an officer who was disciplined or fired for one of these things.
Police officers will lie about the law, about what’s illegal, or about what they can legally do to you in order to manipulate you into doing what they want.
Police officers will lie about feeling afraid for their life to justify a use of force after the fact.
Police officers will lie and tell you they’ll file a police report just to get you off their back.
Police officers will lie that your cooperation will “look good for you” in court, or that they will “put in a good word for you with the DA.” The police will never help you look good in court.
Police officers will lie about what they see and hear to access private property to conduct unlawful searches.
Police officers will lie and say your friend already ratted you out, so you might as well rat them back out. This is almost never true.
Police officers will lie and say you’re not in trouble in order to get you to exit a location or otherwise make an arrest more convenient for them.
Police officers will lie and say that they won’t arrest you if you’ll just “be honest with them” so they know what really happened.
Police officers will lie about their ability to seize the property of friends and family members to coerce a confession.
Police officers will write obviously bullshit tickets so that they get time-and-a-half overtime fighting them in court.
Police officers will search places and containers you didn’t consent to and later claim they were open or “smelled like marijuana”.
Police officers will threaten you with a more serious crime they can’t prove in order to convince you to confess to the lesser crime they really want you for.
Police officers will employ zero tolerance on races and ethnicities they dislike and show favor and lenience to members of their own group.
Police officers will use intentionally extra-painful maneuvers and holds during an arrest to provoke “resistance” so they can further assault the suspect.
Some police officers will plant drugs and weapons on you, sometimes to teach you a lesson, sometimes if they kill you somewhere away from public view.
Some police officers will assault you to intimidate you and threaten to arrest you if you tell anyone.
A non-trivial number of police officers will steal from your house or vehicle during a search.
A non-trivial number of police officers commit intimate partner violence and use their status to get away with it.
A non-trivial number of police officers use their position to entice, coerce, or force sexual favors from vulnerable people.
If you take nothing else away from this essay, I want you to tattoo this onto your brain forever: if a police officer is telling you something, it is probably a lie designed to gain your compliance. Do not talk to cops and never, ever believe them. Do not “try to be helpful” with cops. Do not assume they are trying to catch someone else instead of you. Do not assume what they are doing is “important” or even legal. Under no circumstances assume any police officer is acting in good faith.
Also, and this is important, do not talk to cops.
I just remembered something, do not talk to cops.
Checking my notes real quick, something jumped out at me:

Do

not

fucking

talk

to

cops.

Ever.

Say, “I don’t answer questions,” and ask if you’re free to leave; if so, leave. If not, tell them you want your lawyer and that, per the Supreme Court, they must terminate questioning. If they don’t, file a complaint and collect some badges for your mantle.

DO THE BASTARDS EVER HELP?

Reading the above, you may be tempted to ask whether cops ever do anything good. And the answer is, sure, sometimes. In fact, most officers I worked with thought they were usually helping the helpless and protecting the safety of innocent people.
During my tenure in law enforcement, I protected women from domestic abusers, arrested cold-blooded murderers and child molesters, and comforted families who lost children to car accidents and other tragedies. I helped connect struggling people in my community with local resources for food, shelter, and counseling. I deescalated situations that could have turned violent and talked a lot of people down from making the biggest mistake of their lives. I worked with plenty of officers who were individually kind, bought food for homeless residents, or otherwise showed care for their community.
The question is this: did I need a gun and sweeping police powers to help the average person on the average night? The answer is no. When I was doing my best work as a cop, I was doing mediocre work as a therapist or a social worker. My good deeds were listening to people failed by the system and trying to unite them with any crumbs of resources the structure was currently denying them.
It’s also important to note that well over 90% of the calls for service I handled were reactive, showing up well after a crime had taken place. We would arrive, take a statement, collect evidence (if any), file the report, and onto the next caper. Most “active” crimes we stopped were someone harmless possessing or selling a small amount of drugs. Very, very rarely would we stop something dangerous in progress or stop something from happening entirely. The closest we could usually get was seeing someone running away from the scene of a crime, but the damage was still done.
And consider this: my job as a police officer required me to be a marriage counselor, a mental health crisis professional, a conflict negotiator, a social worker, a child advocate, a traffic safety expert, a sexual assault specialist, and, every once in awhile, a public safety officer authorized to use force, all after only a 1000 hours of training at a police academy. Does the person we send to catch a robber also need to be the person we send to interview a rape victim or document a fender bender? Should one profession be expected to do all that important community care (with very little training) all at the same time?
To put this another way: I made double the salary most social workers made to do a fraction of what they could do to mitigate the causes of crimes and desperation. I can count very few times my monopoly on state violence actually made our citizens safer, and even then, it’s hard to say better-funded social safety nets and dozens of other community care specialists wouldn’t have prevented a problem before it started.
Armed, indoctrinated (and dare I say, traumatized) cops do not make you safer; community mutual aid networks who can unite other people with the resources they need to stay fed, clothed, and housed make you safer. I really want to hammer this home: every cop in your neighborhood is damaged by their training, emboldened by their immunity, and they have a gun and the ability to take your life with near-impunity. This does not make you safer, even if you’re white.

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE A BASTARD?

So what do we do about it? Even though I’m an expert on bastardism, I am not a public policy expert nor an expert in organizing a post-police society. So, before I give some suggestions, let me tell you what probably won’t solve the problem of bastard cops:
Increased “bias” training. A quarterly or even monthly training session is not capable of covering over years of trauma-based camaraderie in police forces. I can tell you from experience, we don’t take it seriously, the proctors let us cheat on whatever “tests” there are, and we all made fun of it later over coffee.
Tougher laws. I hope you understand by now, cops do not follow the law and will not hold each other accountable to the law.Tougher laws are all the more reason to circle the wagons and protect your brothers and sisters.
More community policing programs. Yes, there is a marginal effect when a few cops get to know members of the community, but look at the protests of 2020: many of the cops pepper-spraying journalists were probably the nice school cop a month ago.
Police officers do not protect and serve people, they protect and serve the status quo, “polite society”, and private property. Using the incremental mechanisms of the status quo will never reform the police because the status quo relies on police violence to exist. Capitalism requires a permanent underclass to exploit for cheap labor and it requires the cops to bring that underclass to heel. Instead of wasting time with minor tweaks, I recommend exploring the following ideas:
No more qualified immunity. Police officers should be personally liable for all decisions they make in the line of duty.
No more civil asset forfeiture. Did you know that every year, citizens like you lose more cash and property to unaccountable civil asset forfeiture than to all burglaries combined? The police can steal your stuff without charging you with a crime and it makes some police departments very rich.
Break the power of police unions. Police unions make it nearly impossible to fire bad cops and incentivize protecting them to protect the power of the union. A police union is not a labor union; police officers are powerful state agents, not exploited workers.
Require malpractice insurance. Doctors must pay for insurance in case they botch a surgery, police officers should do the same for botching a police raid or other use of force. If human decency won’t motivate police to respect human life, perhaps hitting their wallet might.
Defund, demilitarize, and disarm cops. Thousands of police departments own assault rifles, armored personnel carriers, and stuff you’d see in a warzone. Police officers have grants and huge budgets to spend on guns, ammo, body armor, and combat training. 99% of calls for service require no armed response, yet when all you have is a gun, every problem feels like target practice. Cities are not safer when unaccountable bullies have a monopoly on state violence and the equipment to execute that monopoly.

One final idea: consider abolishing the police.

I know what you’re thinking, “What? We need the police! They protect us!” As someone who did it for nearly a decade, I need you to understand that by and large, police protection is marginal, incidental. It’s an illusion created by decades of copaganda designed to fool you into thinking these brave men and women are holding back the barbarians at the gates.
I alluded to this above: the vast majority of calls for service I handled were theft reports, burglary reports, domestic arguments that hadn’t escalated into violence, loud parties, (houseless) people loitering, traffic collisions, very minor drug possession, and arguments between neighbors. Mostly the mundane ups and downs of life in the community, with little inherent danger. And, like I mentioned, the vast majority of crimes I responded to (even violent ones) had already happened; my unaccountable license to kill was irrelevant.
What I mainly provided was an “objective” third party with the authority to document property damage, ask people to chill out or disperse, or counsel people not to beat each other up. A trained counselor or conflict resolution specialist would be ten times more effective than someone with a gun strapped to his hip wondering if anyone would try to kill him when he showed up. There are many models for community safety that can be explored if we get away from the idea that the only way to be safe is to have a man with a M4 rifle prowling your neighborhood ready at a moment’s notice to write down your name and birthday after you’ve been robbed and beaten.
You might be asking, “What about the armed robbers, the gangsters, the drug dealers, the serial killers?” And yes, in the city I worked, I regularly broke up gang parties, found gang members carrying guns, and handled homicides. I’ve seen some tragic things, from a reformed gangster shot in the head with his brains oozing out to a fifteen year old boy taking his last breath in his screaming mother’s arms thanks to a gang member’s bullet. I know the wages of violence.
This is where we have to have the courage to ask: why do people rob? Why do they join gangs? Why do they get addicted to drugs or sell them? It’s not because they are inherently evil. I submit to you that these are the results of living in a capitalist system that grinds people down and denies them housing, medical care, human dignity, and a say in their government. These are the results of white supremacy pushing people to the margins, excluding them, disrespecting them, and treating their bodies as disposable.
Equally important to remember: disabled and mentally ill people are frequently killed by police officers not trained to recognize and react to disabilities or mental health crises. Some of the people we picture as “violent offenders” are often people struggling with untreated mental illness, often due to economic hardships. Very frequently, the officers sent to “protect the community” escalate this crisis and ultimately wound or kill the person. Your community was not made safer by police violence; a sick member of your community was killed because it was cheaper than treating them. Are you extremely confident you’ll never get sick one day too?
Wrestle with this for a minute: if all of someone’s material needs were met and all the members of their community were fed, clothed, housed, and dignified, why would they need to join a gang? Why would they need to risk their lives selling drugs or breaking into buildings? If mental healthcare was free and was not stigmatized, how many lives would that save?
Would there still be a few bad actors in the world? Sure, probably. What’s my solution for them, you’re no doubt asking. I’ll tell you what: generational poverty, food insecurity, houselessness, and for-profit medical care are all problems that can be solved in our lifetimes by rejecting the dehumanizing meat grinder of capitalism and white supremacy. Once that’s done, we can work on the edge cases together, with clearer hearts not clouded by a corrupt system.
Police abolition is closely related to the idea of prison abolition and the entire concept of banishing the carceral state, meaning, creating a society focused on reconciliation and restorative justice instead of punishment, pain, and suffering — a system that sees people in crisis as humans, not monsters. People who want to abolish the police typically also want to abolish prisons, and the same questions get asked: “What about the bad guys? Where do we put them?” I bring this up because abolitionists don’t want to simply replace cops with armed social workers or prisons with casual detention centers full of puffy leather couches and Playstations. We imagine a world not divided into good guys and bad guys, but rather a world where people’s needs are met and those in crisis receive care, not dehumanization.

Here’s legendary activist and thinker Angela Y. Davis putting it better than I ever could:

“An abolitionist approach that seeks to answer questions such as these would require us to imagine a constellation of alternative strategies and institutions, with the ultimate aim of removing the prison from the social and ideological landscapes of our society. In other words, we would not be looking for prisonlike substitutes for the prison, such as house arrest safeguarded by electronic surveillance bracelets. Rather, positing decarceration as our overarching strategy, we would try to envision a continuum of alternatives to imprisonment-demilitarization of schools, revitalization of education at all levels, a health system that provides free physical and mental care to all, and a justice system based on reparation and reconciliation rather than retribution and vengeance.”
(Are Prisons Obsolete, pg. 107)
I’m not telling you I have the blueprint for a beautiful new world. What I’m telling you is that the system we have right now is broken beyond repair and that it’s time to consider new ways of doing community together. Those new ways need to be negotiated by members of those communities, particularly Black, indigenous, disabled, houseless, and citizens of color historically shoved into the margins of society. Instead of letting Fox News fill your head with nightmares about Hispanic gangs, ask the Hispanic community what they need to thrive. Instead of letting racist politicians scaremonger about pro-Black demonstrators, ask the Black community what they need to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. If you truly desire safety, ask not what your most vulnerable can do for the community, ask what the community can do for the most vulnerable.
A WORLD WITH FEWER BASTARDS IS POSSIBLE
If you take only one thing away from this essay, I hope it’s this: do not talk to cops. But if you only take two things away, I hope the second one is that it’s possible to imagine a different world where unarmed black people, indigenous people, poor people, disabled people, and people of color are not routinely gunned down by unaccountable police officers. It doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, this requires a leap of faith into community models that might feel unfamiliar, but I ask you:
When you see a man dying in the street begging for breath, don’t you want to leap away from that world?
When you see a mother or a daughter shot to death sleeping in their beds, don’t you want to leap away from that world?
When you see a twelve year old boy executed in a public park for the crime of playing with a toy, jesus fucking christ, can you really just stand there and think “This is normal”?
And to any cops who made it this far down, is this really the world you want to live in? Aren’t you tired of the trauma? Aren’t you tired of the soul sickness inherent to the badge? Aren’t you tired of looking the other way when your partners break the law?
Are you really willing to kill the next George Floyd, the next Breonna Taylor, the next Tamir Rice? How confident are you that your next use of force will be something you’re proud of? I’m writing this for you too: it’s wrong what our training did to us, it’s wrong that they hardened our hearts to our communities, and it’s wrong to pretend this is normal.
Look, I wouldn’t have been able to hear any of this for much of my life. You reading this now may not be able to hear this yet either. But do me this one favor: just think about it. Just turn it over in your mind for a couple minutes. “Yes, And” me for a minute. Look around you and think about the kind of world you want to live in. Is it one where an all-powerful stranger with a gun keeps you and your neighbors in line with the fear of death, or can you picture a world where, as a community, we embrace our most vulnerable, meet their needs, heal their wounds, honor their dignity, and make them family instead of desperate outsiders?
If you take only three things away from this essay, I hope the third is this: you and your community don’t need bastards to thrive.
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2020.08.29 15:01 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 8/29/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for August 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of August's highlights! (Note: This list has now been updated to include some of the games that were shadow dropped during the Indie World Showcase, but had not yet, at the time they were added, gotten a Metacritic score.)
Also, I now have a page of noteworthy releases for Switch in September 2020. Please give it a look!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Circuit Dude 9/7/20 Nintendo.com
Shaolin vs Wutang 9/7/20 Nintendo.com
AVICII Invector 9/8/20 Nintendo.com
Meganoid 9/8/20 Nintendo.com
Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition 9/8/20 Nintendo.com
OkunoKA Madness 9/8/20 Nintendo.com
Party Hard 2 9/8/20 Nintendo.com
RPG Maker MV 9/8/20 Nintendo.com
Adventures of Pip 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Bake 'N Switch 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Bounty Battle 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Death and Taxes 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Deleveled 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Hotshot Racing 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Minoria 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
MO:Astray 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Space Robinson 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
The Snake King 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Tin & Kuna 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Tomoyo After -It's a Wonderful Life- CS Edition 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Wintermoor Tactics Club 9/10/20 Nintendo.com
Doodle Derby 9/11/20 Nintendo.com
Firework 9/11/20 Nintendo.com
Inertial Drift 9/11/20 Nintendo.com
WeakWood Throne 9/11/20 Nintendo.com
Fight Crab 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Iris.Fall 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Active Neurons 2 9/16/20 Nintendo.com
Dog Duty 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Endurance - Space Action 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Mini Motor Racing X 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Moero Crystal H 9/17/20 Official Trailer
Super Punch Patrol 9/17/20 Official Trailer
Vampire's Fall: Origins 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Limited Release) 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
WWE 2K Battlegrounds 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw 9/22/20 Official Website/Official Website
Unrailed! 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Alluris 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Dungreed 9/24/20 Official Trailer
Going Under 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Micro Pico Racers 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
This is the Zodiac Speaking 9/24/20 Official Twitter Post
Wartile 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Port Royale 4 9/25/20 Official Twitter Post
TrollHunters: Defenders of Arcadia 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Projection First Light 9/25/20 Official Trailer
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 9/29/20 Official Trailer
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition August/September 2020 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Embracelet September 2020 Official Trailer
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Alwa's Legacy Summer 2020 Official Twitter Post
Baldo: The Guardian Owls (Timed Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Othercide Summer 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rivals of Aether: Definitive Edition Summer 2020 Official Trailer
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Official Trailer
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Official Website
Let's Sing: Queen 10/6/20 Official Website
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2020.08.23 07:58 LoonySpoon Princess Rhaella Blackfyre; Leader of the Dark Sisters

Discord Name: LoonySpoon
Name and House: Rhaella of House Blackfyre
Age: 19
Cultural Group: High Valyrian
Appearance: The blood of the dragon flows strong in Rhaella. She has long luxuriant platinum hair which she keeps braided and plaited during battle and loose in the court. The hue of her striking eyes is a deep, dark royal purple. Years of bearing armor and a strict daily regimen have made her the pinnacle of athletic pursuits, a detail that is maintained throughout her life. Various nicks and scars grace her person, though have been kept to an acceptable appearance throughout the years; the largest implication to her combat prowess are her hands, calloused from the frequent grip on her sword’s hilt. Her manner of dress is diverse, being comfortable in armor as well as adorned gowns more accustomed to the court. Frequently she is colored in black, red, silver, and gold.
Gift(s): Duelist
Skill(s): Swords(o), Bulwark, Torture
Talent(s): High Valyrian, Fishing, Cyvasse
Negative Trait: -
Starting Title(s): Princess, Leader of the Dark Sisters
Starting Location: Braavos, with Aegor Blackfyre
Alternate Characters: Red Priestess Kinvara (Red Keep)

Biography

Little Spark
Rhaella was born in 290 AC to -at the time- Princess Ayrelle and Prince Aegor Blackfyre. She was a healthy babe, but was born quiet, never prone to crying. At first, Maestar Cadwyl, whom birthed her, thought she might have contracted some sickness in the womb. It quickly became apparent that this was not the case, and so the princess began her life as she has lived it, defying expectation, convention and shaping the status quo to suit her needs.
Her birth was celebrated within the Golden Company and although Aegor wished for a son his daughter would grow up to be so much more. She was properly honored, acknowledged, and propped up in a manner that was befitting of a princess. It was not long until there was more to celebrate when Ayrelle gave birth to not one but two sons in 291 AC, whom they named Daemon and Aemon. A birth, that while most welcomed and celebrated throughout the Golden Company, would bring up a quandary in Rhaella.
As sellswords, Rhaella was given all the same avenues as her brothers, and was cultivated in areas where her natural talents and interests were given to shine. When she picked up a sword, she was instructed just as Aemon and Daemon was, though they never quite shared her talent in that regard. Even after she became Queen, Ayrelle spent quite a bit of time to personally school her daughter in the intricacies, and subtleties of the court.
While the Princess took a far greater liking to warfare and battle she found interest in her history. She learned all there was to know of the Seven Kingdoms, its histories, heraldries, and cultures. She had an inquisitive nature, and had heard well the stories of legends that bared the same name as her. Lessons that the Princess observed well, as they did much to shape her view of her own family’s unique history.
That her father paused long enough to watch as Rhaella exorcised a righteous fury in the yard that left pale any of her brother’s training to date was no small matter; it was attention enough that saw a sword of her own fitted into her hand the following day at her father's behest. The end had justified the means, and the princess proved herself to those that trained her, as well as to her father. (Swords)
The Only Dragon
As she grew older, her only wish was to make her father proud, to be so perfect that he chose her to lead at his side. So she made it her mission to become so. Training from day's break to night's fall, Rhaella would prove to her father who she was and intended to be.
Her first taste of blood came in the form of a new contract for the Golden Company. The battle took place in the Disputed Lands. Who the contractor was and why she was fighting was unknown to her. The only thing on her mind was blood. The conflict was a long one, in the midst of the fighting she would once again demonstrate to her father her skill and capacity by slaying a notable general named Gazzo Rozan.
When prisoners would be captured, Rhaella would take it upon herself to act as an interrogator for the Golden Company. Extracting vital information from uncooperative individuals became an art to her. Beginning with false promises and ending with a painful death, everything in between was considered inhumane. Most would find her methods cruel but for her father, for the Blackfyre cause, she would do anything. (Torture)
On the return of their victory, Rhaella took it upon herself to improve her ways on the battlefield. Looking to the Lord Commander of the Dragonguard for a mentor. Alesander Toyne would grudgingly accept, a decision Rhaella would regret. Her new teacher was as harsh and demanding as they got. When she would fall, bruise or bleed he would not care. Wasn't this what she wanted? He taught her discipline and how to maintain a clear mind, to defend and attack. (Bulwark)
After a year of relentless training under Alesander and participating in multiple Golden Company campaigns Rhaella would become bored. One night, she had a dream, one that involved a female led army fighting and conquering to their heart's desire. The next day she came to form the Dark Sisters. Recruiting and taking in any and all women worthy of fighting alongside Rhaella. From the outskirts of the Dothraki Sea to the coasts of Lys, women, strong and agile, beautiful and ugly would join Rhaella in her attempt of becoming someone.
The Dark Sisters came to be one of the most elite and renowned warriors within the Golden Company, and Rhaella was the leader of them. Her cruel and deviant nature worked well in her position of leadership, sometimes inspiring the most feeble of women to join the ranks. The training and inducting of new members was rigorous and intense, many would die in the process but in the end it was all worth it to her. Remembering her mentor's words,
'Only the strong will survive.'
Dance of Dragons
Although Rhaella respected Daemon as Aegor's heir, hoping to one day be his Queen, Aemon was a different story entirely. The sibling’s rivalry began innocently enough once they had outgrown the nursery with the games that all small children tend to play: monsters-and-maidens, lord of the crossing, come-into-my-castle, hopfrog, rats and cats, and even one of their own creation - dragons and knights. Lies would be traded in the end, fights would ensue and toys usurped. This would be the start of years of a pugnacious and combative relationship between the two.
In one instance, a young Aemon had found love in a boy named Edric, a squire working in the Golden Company with dreams and ambitions like anyone else. Rhaella, being the deviant sister she was, found out the little affair her little brother was enjoying. She made it her mission to ruin it. Blackmailing and obtaining anything she wished from Aemon, Rhaella was reveling in his misery. One day Aemon decided he had enough, confronting Rhaella to put an end to her torture. She lied and kindly accepted, going then to Edric in the dead of night to beat him. Rhaella warned Edric to put an end to their little affair unless one of them wished to die. The next day Aemon, enraged, dueled Rhaella in a fight where she would win. Pressing her brother's face to the dirt she whispered with a snicker. "Stay down here, it's where you belong."
The Black Princess
Rhaella had been accused of being a particularly unpleasant sort of creature once the realization had dawned on the youth that there simply was no pleasing people. The princess had ever been defiant, willful, quick to run afoul, and given an eager temper. Smiles became rare expressions even where her father was concerned, for as years passed, time afforded them together seemed in short supply. Absence does not always make the heart grow fonder - even though separation was self-inflicted in some regards - but turns it colder. Darker.
Whispers of the princess' nature were different but came all the same. Whether the coin landed on the wrong side was almost common gossip among the women in the Golden Company. Despite the fact that she never demonstrated her emotions, the comments would hurt Rhaella. She had taken perfection and strength, and made them her life. Never caring if others would fall in her path or despise her for the things she did. Only the weak cared for such lowly things, why should they affect her?
Was she weak enough to care, or is caring what makes one stronger?

Timeline:

290 AC
Rhaella is born to Aegor and Ayrelle Blackfyre amidst A healthy and strong daughter, would never cry or fuss.
291 AC
Twin brothers, Daemon and Aemon, are born. Daemon is named Aegor's heir. The same year King Valarr Blackfyre passes away. Aegor & Ayrelle ascend as King & Queen Blackfyre respectively.
305 AC
At the age of five-and-ten Rhaella does her best to hone her martial skills. Demanding a change in education Alesander Toyne, the Lord Commander of the Dragonguard begins training the young princess in the art of warfare.
306 AC
Rhaella participates in her first battle in the Disputed Lands alongside her father and mentor Alesander Toyne. Proving herself by killing a prominent general her father takes her under his wing alongside his best officers. She creates her own guard naming it the Dark Sisters.
307 AC
The Dark Sisters become a prominent and essential part of the Golden Company. Although small, the group only consists of the best female warriors, having to go through intense and rigorous training. Many notable members begin joining among them, are the Princess Ynys Martell as well as Thelis Twofingers.
308 AC
Rhaella finds out about Aemon's love interest Edric, a squire in the Golden Company, catching them together. She beat him, warning to stop his affair with Aemon unless he wished to die. A duel between both siblings ensued, where she was declared the winner.
309 AC
The Golden Company has reached a strength it has not seen in generations as the King Across the Waters is poised to strike. Rhaella and her family are soon attending the Uncloaking Festival in the great city of Braavos.

Family Tree

NPCS and Household

Kazzala - Warrior (Swords):
An agile and strong-willed Ghiscari woman, Kazzala was once a pit fighter fighting alongside her sister Thelis. Both having been born into a Khalasar before being left for dead and found by roaming slavers. Kazzala would enlist into the Golden Company years after her sister and ultimately joining the Dark Sisters. One of Rhaella's fiercest warriors, moving with deadly speed and agility. Her sharp and piercing arakh cuts through enemies with ease when used.
Melei of Lys - Emissary
A Lyseni beauty through and through with hair the color of clouds and eyes like emeralds. Once a slave in a revered pleasure garden, she managed to learn how to use her words to get what she wants. She works her way into people's hearts through flattery and a clever tongue. Her ability to sway almost anyone worked well when Rhaella came across her in the markets of Braavos, singing and charming to her heart's content.
Doreah 'Horse Heart’ - General
A tall and muscular Dothraki woman who came into the service of the Golden Company after the fall of Khal Izzo and his khalasar. She was a mere babe when her father and mother were both killed. Raised among soldiers and swords she grew up to be a prominent soldier and general in battle. Earning the nickname 'Horse Heart' for her enduring and berserker nature. She never tires in battle, her injuries fueling her to keep going as she cuts and screams through her oponents with her sharp arakh. Joining the Dark Sisters alongside Rhaella and climbing the ranks to become her most trustworthy general.
King Aegor Blackfyre - Played by Lemon
The King and father to Rhaella is a hero in her eyes. Always by his side with unwavering loyalty to him and him only. When word of the Azor Ahai prophecy in Westeros came to be known to Rhaella she scoffed. If there was a man that could be deemed Azor Ahai reborn it would be her father, no one else. There is nothing in the world Rhaella wouldn't do for her King. She would die for him if need be, but does he know that?
Queen Ayrelle Blackfyre - Played by Maddie
Her mother's love for her children shines as one of her most prominent features. The relationship between the two is one of love and affection, Rhaella aspires to be her father as much as she aspires to be the Queen, Ayrelle is. The ‘Dark Sisters’, are some of the only guards that Ayrelle can stomach to protect her, and she has gone so far as to treat them as an informal ‘Queensguard’ -- Preferring their company above even her own assigned Dragonguard.
Prince Daemon Blackfyre - Played by Lemon
The Crown Prince and heir to her father's crown. Although her ultimate dream of becoming the Queen is a distant one, the possibility of ruling side by side Daemon as his bride still pleases her. The only sibling she gets along with and one of the only men beside her father to make her laugh. She would kill for Daemon as she would kill for Aegor.
Prince Aemon Blackfyre- Played by Gam
The despised and, in her eyes, weakest of the Blackfyre brood. Aemon and Rhaella have a complex sibling rivalry dating back to the days they were mere children. Starting from as little as stolen toys and white lies to full on duels and a want for blood. As they grew older their feud would grow with them. Rhaella was caused misery in Aemon and she has reveled in it.
Princess Shaera Blackfyre- Played by Chicken
Joining the ranks of the Dark Sisters her youngest cousin stands as one of Rhaella's closest confidants.
Keli, royal cat
White as snow and the most entitled creature there is, Keli loves to flaunt her fur and nab whatever she wants.
Princess Ynys Martell - Played by Atia
A Dark Sister and considered to be Rhaella's best friend. Ynys is one of the only people Rhaella can express herself with. She knows all of Rhaella's secrets and ambitions, and both have shared the happiest and darkest moments together. Laughing, fighting, and killing beside one another, their bond is almost unbreakable.
Thelis Twofingers - Played by Maddie
A former Ghiscari pit-fighter and talented warrior, Thelis Twofingers is notable for two reasons; she happens to be missing both pinky fingers, and her weapon of choice is a whip in the style of the Dothraki Bloodriders, herself having been born into a Khalasar before being left for dead and found by roaming slavers. Joining the Golden Company in 287 AC after they were contracted by the Grand Masters of Meereen, Thelis went on to join the Dark Sisters of Princess Rhaella many years later, and served with distinction in the all-female unit in recent Golden Company campaigns. In 309 AC, she was assigned to the personal guard detail of the Queen as they approached Braavos, to shadow and protect her from threats internal and external alike.
Talla Caswell - Played by Katy
An exile of House Caswell and sister of Dragonguard Hugh Caswell. Joining the ranks of the Dark Sisters and proving herself time and time again.
Alesander Toyne, Lord Commander of the Dragonguard - Played by Waffle
The mentor to Rhaella's martial prowess. Came to Rhaella after her former teacher was beaten by him for teaching the bare minimum. A harsh teacher who was never easy on Rhaella whenever she would fall. He expected greatness from her and the only thing that was acceptable was perfection, nothing more. Played a big part in her upbringing, cementing the 'only the strong must survive' ideal in her mind. He is one of the few people Rhaella respects for his lessons to her and dedication to the Blackfyre cause.
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2020.08.20 08:07 jericjan This is every Unus Annus video title ever. We've come so far. So many memories.

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2020.08.19 01:59 TheFreddyChannel FNaF Games - Easter Egg Compilation (read the comments!)

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(sources of all texture images and descriptions for FNaF1-SL easter eggs are from The Freddy Files and the FNaF Wiki, footage from FFPS-CoDB easter eggs are from Freddit and Youtube)

FNaF 1:

1- Bonnie Screen
A rare startup or game over screen which shows a close-up of Bonnie's face with no eyeballs. Two small white circles appear right before the screen cuts to the main menu.
2- It's Me
Flashing screens of Freddy with human eyeballs, the aforementioned Bonnie from the startup screen, and "It's Me" texts.
3- Backstage
All the parts seen in the Backstage turns towards the camera, including Endo-01.
4- MCI Articles
Rules for Safety in the East Hall Corner will change to a series of newspaper articles uncovering the Missing Children Incident.
5- Pirate Cove
After Foxy has left Pirate Cove, the stage sign changes to "It's Me."
6- Freddy Poster
The poster in the West Hall Corner will occasionally change to an image of Freddy ripping his head apart.
7- Crying Children
Posters in the East Hall are replaced with images of crying children.
8- Show Stage
Note: this rare screen can only be found in the files. All three animatronics from the stage are now staring at the camera.
9- East Hall
Posters are replaced with It's Me written in the walls.
10- Golden Freddy
Yellow Bear can be seen in three different ocasions. He can show up in your office after you see his poster in the West Hall Corner, or in the Game Over screen before you return to the main menu. You can also see his jumpscare any time in the Custom Night menu with the preset 1-9-8-7.

FNaF 2:

1- JJ
She will sometimes appear in your office and stare at you from under your desk. JayJay never appears elswhere in this game and cannot kill you.
2- Endoskeleton
A bare endoskeleton can seen in the Prize Corner after The Puppet leaves his box.
3- Paper Buddy
The Buddy paperpal in Party Room 4 will disappear and reappear on the wall in the office.
4- Shadow Freddy
A purple version of Golden Freddy can sometimes appear in the Parts and Service room after all the Withered animatronics leave.
5- RWQFSFASXC
Shadow Bonnie can occasionally be seen standing on the left side of the office. Looking at him for too long will cause your game to crash.
6- Puppet
When the music runs out, and the Puppet leaves the Prize Corner, you can catch a quick glimpse of him in the Main Hall while flashing your light.
7- You Can't
On rare ocasions, Purple Guy will end the S-A-V-E-T-H-E-M minigame early. If he appears, a scrap of code will appear in the lower left corner following the game crash: "you can't."
8- Rare Screens
Similar to FNaF 1, there are three rare screens in this game. Toy Bonnie appears randomly when the player loses, Withered Freddy appears rarely when the player starts the game, and Withered Foxy appears rarely when the player starts a night.
9- Endoskeleton Vent
Endo-02 can also rarely be seen crawling in the Left Air Vent.
10- Withered Foxy Parts and Service
Withered Foxy can sometimes be seen stading in the Parts and Service room after all the other Withered animatronics leave.

FNaF 3:

1- Cupcake
The Toy Bonnie drawing in Cam 4 will change to a pink Cupcake.
2- Golden Cupcake
The Toy Bonnie drawing in Cam 4 will change to a yellow Cupcake.
3- Desk Cupcake
Rarely, the original cupcake from FNaF 1 can appear in your desk.
4- Spring Bonnie
On CAM 02 and CAM 10, the player has a rare chance of seeing the posters of Freddy change to posters of Spring Bonnie.
5- Shadow Freddy
The Shadow Freddy suit from FNaF 2 sometimes appears in the corner of the office.
6- Paper Freddy
The Freddy paperpal from FNaF 2 will appear in the top right-hand corner of the Office.
7- Paper Bonnie
In the office, the Bonnie paperpal from FNaF 2 will appear at the left side above the box of animatronic parts.
8- Springtrap Mobile
In the first mobile version of the game, a secret image of Springtrap would occasionally appear when starting up the app.
9- Springtrap Screens
There are three rare Springtrap images that can appear randomly before the menu screen or after the game over screen.
10- Purple Guy
Similar to FNaF 2, Purple Guy can sometimes end the minigames early.

FNaF 4:

1- Fredbear Laugh
There is a chance to hear Nightmare Fredbear's laugh prior to his appearance on Night 5.
2- Purple Guy
In the Night 2 minigame, if your turn back after Plushbear tells you to get to the exit, you can see Purple Guy helping someone into a Spring Bonnie suit.
3- Fredbear and Friends
After you return home in the Night 3 minigame, a TV show called "Fredbear & Friends" with a copyright date of 1983, can be seen on the screen after pressing enter.
4- Tomorrow Is Another Day
In the Night 4 minigame, if you wait long enough after the final dialogue appears on the screen, Plushbear's recurring line "Tomorrow is another day" will be displayed.
5- Phone Guy
A distorted audio will randomly play during the nights, speeding up the sound file will reveal the original Night 1 phone call from FNaF 1.
6- Nightmare Foxy
If the player holds their flashlight on the bed for 15 seconds, Nightmare Foxy will immediately attack the player.
7- Coma Objects
From the Bed, a bottle of pills, a vase of flowers, or an IV drip may be seen on the bedside table located from the left.
8- Scott Photos
The pictures seen on the halls and the bedroom are pictures of Scott and his family.
9- Nightmare Laugh
Speeding up Nightmare's laugh sound file will reveal what sounds like a little boy laughing.
10- Nightmare Fredbear
There is a chance to see Nightmare Fredbear in the bedroom prior to his appearance on Night 5.
FNaFSL:
1- Bidybab in the Elevator
On rare occasions, the player can see a Bidybab appear in the window of the Elevator for the entire trip down.
2- Minireena in the Primary Control Module
One pirouetting Minireena will appear inside the Primary Control Module on rare occasions from the left side.
3- Bidybab in Circus Control
On rare occasions, the player can see a Bidybab appear in the window of the Circus Control room on Night 3.
4- Minireena Popcorn
A Minireena has a chance to pop out of the popcorn bowl during the Fake Ending
5- Bidybab in the House
While watching the "Immortal and the Restless" show, there is a very rare chance to find Bidybab staring at the player from the far right.
6- Minireena in the House
While watching the "Immortal and the Restless" show, there is a very rare chance to find Minireena staring at the player from the far left.
7- 1578
Four distorted audios can randomly play anywhere during the gameplay. Speeding up those audios will reveal Baby speaking four numbers: 1-5-7-8.
8- Ballora
In Night 2, there is a very rare chance to find Ballora at the window of the Primary Control Module. This will cause a glass pressure warning from the Computer Unit.
9- Lolbit
Rarely, Lolbit's head replaces Ennard's mask in Night 5.
10- Yenndo
In the Funtime Auditorium on Night 3, the player has a very rare chance to encounter Yenndo, instead of Funtime Foxy.
11- Blueprints
When entering an area or booting the game, a blueprint of one of the four main animatronics will randomly appear on the screen.
12- 1983
While in the Private Room, if the player types "1983" into the keypad, camera feeds of the Bedroom, Bed, and Hallway from Five Nights at Freddy's 4 will appear on the monitors on the desk.

FFPS+UCN:

1- Rare Screens
When getting killed or booting the game, a rare image of one of the four main animatronics will randomly appear on the screen.
2- Midnight Motorist
There is a hidden area the player can access during the Later That Night minigame.
3- Lemonade and Punch Clown
When playing the Lemonade/Punch Clown minigame for the 59th time, a secret voice line will play.
4- Molten Freddy
A Molten Freddy blueprint can be found inside the files of the game. Other three blueprints appear during the Insanity Ending.
5- XOR
XOR is a shadow version of DeeDee that can randomly spawn during normal gameplay. Her voice lines are a distorted version of the "How Unfortunate!" song.
6- OMC
If the player sets Old Man Consequences to 1 in the customization menu, you will be taken to his lair after you catch a fish. This will only work if OMC is the only active character in your night.
7- TOYSHK
During the gameplay, there's a rare chance to find TOYSHK's face when lowering your monitor. He also appears in the doors and front vent.
8- Fredbear
If the player sets Golden Freddy to 1 in the customization menu, you will be jumpscared by Fredbear after you death coin him. This will only work if Golden Freddy is the only active character in your night.
9- FNaF World
Three characters from FNaF World (White Rabbit, Tangle and Bouncepot) can randomly appear in your desk during the night.
10- Menu Music
The menu music can sometimes be switched to the OMC minigame ambience.

FNaF HW+CoDB:

1- Silver Parasol
In the Prize Counter there are cardboard boxes with QR codes on them. Scanning them gives you a message left by Silver Parasol's mysterious client.
2- Tape Girl
Speeding up Glitchtrap's voice lines in the main hub will reveal Tape Girl's dialogue from the first tape.
3- Showtime
In early copies of the game, the player could find remnants of what used to be the Showtime performance.
4- Helpy in Show Stage
Sometimes Helpy can be seen in the Show Stage behind your monitor.
5- Tape Room
Glitchtrap will rarely spawn in the Tape Room until you find the last tape.
6- Prize Counter Coffee
There's a rare chance you can find Coffee in the Prize Counter.
7- Game Over
If you eat too many action figures in the Prize Counter, you will be taken to the Game Over screen, but the Cupcake is replaced by Nightmare Cupcake.
8- Cupcake Staring
If you check outside the right side of your door in FNaF 1, you'll see the Cupcake staring at you.
9- Cupcake Staring 2
The same thing happens in FNaF 2.
10- Helpy
Helpy will sometimes appear behind you in the FNaF 2 office.
11- Endoskeleton
You can rarely find the Endoskeleton in the FNaF 2 office during the gameplay.
12- Coffee
There's a rare chance you can find Coffee in the FNaF 3 office.
13- Phantom BB
Phantom BB can randomly be seen in the vents during the gameplay.
14- Exit Door
The Exit Door seen in the cameras will open randomly.
15- Minireena
There's a rare chance you can find a Minireena during Plushtrap's minigame. She can also be found when playing Nightmare BB's minigame.
16- Bidybab
A Bidybab can randomly appear behind you during Plush Baby's minigame.
17- Beacon Bonnie
A glitched version of Bonnie can be found in Lolbit's minigame.
18- Repair Foxy
You can wear Foxy's mask during his repair minigame. You can hit yourself or Foxy using a hammer and it will make metal sounds.
19- Endo-02
Endo-02 will sometimes appear under the elevator during Mangle's vent repair level.
20- Ennard
You can find Nightmare Fredbear's endoskeleton, a giant Phantom Freddy, and dozens of animatronic parts during Ennard's vent repair level.
21- Bidybab Bedroom
A Bidybab will randomly spawn during Circus Baby's minigame. He can also appear inside the closet.
22- Pizza Party
There is a version of Shadow Freddy with red eyes that can jumpscare you in the Bedroom during the Pizza Party minigame.
23- Startup Chica
Withered Chica can randomly spawn during the Curse of Dreadbear startup screen. In early versions of the game, this easter egg used Classic Chica's model.
24- Dreadbear
Dreadbear will sometimes emerge from the nearby lake and walk into the barn.
25- Glitchtrap
Glitchtrap can sometimes appear near the FNaF 4 house. In early versions of the game, Dreadbear would also appear.
26- Purple Car
The car lights turns purple after Glitchtrap appears.
27- Sky Color
The sky color can change from green to orange, red, and purple (in Nightmare Mode.)
28- Pirate Ship
Captain Foxy's Pirate Ship can be seen in the lake seconds before getting pulled underwater by a kraken.
29- Glitch Grave
In the Game Over hub a gravestone will start to glitch in the same effect as the purple tapes in the original game.
30- It's Me
If you throw a dard on the clown poster, it will honk, if you throw a dard on every poster, you'll get a It's Me message.
31- Helpy Hat
The Helpy hat from the Repair Freddy minigame appears on the ground.
32- Nightmare Cupcake
Nightmare Cupcake can randomly appear running during the Pirate Ride minigame.
33- Corn Maze Mask
You can find a secret mask when collecting all five keys in the Corn Maze minigame.
34- Foxy Plush
Nightmare Foxy can turn into a plush during the Hallway minigame.
35- Trick-Or-Treat
The doors in the Trick or Treat minigame will randomly open and close.
36- Killing Freddles
You can kill the Freddles by discarding them during the Build-A-Mangle level.
37- Scanning for Glitches
You can find a secret scanning message in the Danger Keep Out levels.
38- Prize Counter Screen
You can find multiple secret screens in the Prize Counter when pressing the Exotic Butters button.
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2020.08.17 09:59 T_Seedling Yet another em story, does this make 4?

I'm quite the Karen Magnet, I have a bunch of these story's because that's just Texas.
Mobile,sorry...
Backstory: So I've been interested in Rubik's cubes since I was like 7. I'm 15 now and own like 6 brands of cubes, 2 pyraminx, and one 2x2. Yes, I've solved all of them. It's just a thing I do. I'm what is known as a cuber. I usually take my primary valk 3x3 speed cube almost everywhere I go, but not on long term trips, not trynna lose a 20-30$ box in another city/county/state/etc.; I just mix them up and solve them as a fidgeting device, because I have ADHD. Now, I cannot solve a rubix cube in 10 seconds. It usually takes me about 2 minutes(which is average) to solve. That being said let's get to me story.
So this story takes place in early January of this year. Nothing was being done for COVID in America at the time. I was at a taco Bell. We had already ordered and my mom was in the bathroom. I was at a table waiting for our number to be called and had my cube out just fidgeting with it(stuff like making donuts, checker board patterns, etc). Enter Karen.
K-karen
NE-nice employee
Me/OP-an agender rat
M-mom
NK-nice kid
EK-entitled kid
So I look up and a see K making a pace toward me holding a Rubik's cube. Let's describe K. She's your average soccermom. She had 'the' sunglasses on her head, white mom clothes, pasty white skin, and "the" Haircut. You know what I'm talking about.
Me(thoughts): why do I hear boss music?
I just ignore her and hope for the unlikely, that she's not walking toward me. From in front of me I hear the classic "EXCUUUUUSE ME". I just ignore it when I hear it again "EXCUUUUUUUUUSE MEEE". I look up and this convo goes down.
Me: Can I help you?
K: Hi. Do you know how to solve that? points to my Rubik's cube
Me: yes, what of it?
K: could you solve my sons for him
She shows me a rubix cube that looks like she got it for a dollar at a thrift store
Me:seeing a business op for a price.
K: but you do it for your friends at school and they don't pay you.
Me:worried um, how do you know that?
K:My kid goes to your school
I look at the table that she came from and low and behold. There's EK. EK goes to the same school as me and shares my first period. He's known throughout the school as FRIGGIN ANNOYING.
Me: oh, ok. Well, ma'am, with all due respect. I solve my friends cubes for free because they're my friends; EK on the other hand is not my friend. If you have 2.50 on you then I will gladly solve it for the 2.50.
I could then see the cogs turning in K's head. She walked off and came back with the nut stain that we call EK
EK: Hi OP.
K:So, OP-
Me: (knowing I'm posting this on Reddit either way so let's squeeze some juice put of this beef) With all due respect, we're not on a first name basis
K: How dare you treat me this disrespect. I will call you what ever I want you imigrant f*g.
Im non binary and was dressing a little fem. As for the imigrany part, I'm primarily Caucasian, but quite dark, so, I look mexican
K: I demand compensation. Give me that points toward my cube
Enter NK, who also went to my school.
NK: Mom, can you just leave them alone? I'm hungry and I'm sure EK is too.
K: not until this boy gives me his rubix cube(I'm sure that's how she would spell it)
NK: Mom they're entitled to their own property. Just leave them alone.
K then just reaches for the cube and I smack her hand. I grab the cube and put it in my pocket.
K: HELP THIS MEXICAN(again not mexican) IS TRYING TO STEAL MY SONS TOY. attracting an audience
my mom was just getting out of the bathroom.
M: What's going on here?
Me: this lady came up, I don't even remember what happened up until she took my Rubik's cube. I grabbed it back, and now she's calling me racial slurs.
K:LIES, YOUR F****T SON STOLE MY ANGELS TOY.
Cops were called
C-Investigating officecop
The cops got here, K told her story, and I told mine
C:is there any way to discern who's it is?
Me: It says my name on the white side
The cop picks up the cube (which was in a checkerboard pattern) and hands it to me to get it to normal. I do and hand it to the cop, who flips it to the white side and lo and behold, written in black sharpie, 'OP'
K: THAT'S MY SONS NAME!!
NK:no it's not. Neither of us' name is OP.
K: SHUT UP, NK. I'M GETTING THESE PEOPLE ARRESTED.
Yep, she said that out loud.
She was arrested, a court date was set, and K was sentenced to six years in prison. Yet, I still haven't got my 30$ frikkin Rubik's cube back.
Tl;Dr Karen tries to get a Rubik's cube solve from me, is outraged at the 2 1/2 dollar price, tries to steal my Rubik's cube, pulling the wrong race card, and gets sent to jail for 6 big ones.
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2020.08.15 23:00 Trofulds An unnecessarily long analysis as to why I think Ride or Die is the best written book in Pixelberry's library

Okay, I want to start this by saying that while Endless Summer is my favorite book due to emotional attachment, I still think that Ride or Die comfortably surpasses it and every other Choices story when it comes to writing quality. I've been consuming some truly kino media like Steins;Gate, The Last of Us Part II and Better Call Saul in the past few months but seeing that the tumblr side of the fandom was having a ROD Appreciation Week made me have the book constantly wrestling for time in my mind along all those other things that I greatly enjoyed (Obviously, I'm not trying to imply this is anywhere near the same level of quality as these other pieces, cause that'd just be stupid) but yeah, I've been wanting to talk in depth about why I hold Ride or Die in such high regard for a long time now, so this post is for me, for anyone else that might be big fans of the book or even for people that didn't like it and don't understand why it's a fan favorite. It's also my late, not proofread contribution to the appreciation week since I can't really draw for shit.
PREMISE AND THEMES
Quick summary, it’s a story about growing up and finding oneself that focuses on an 18 year old girl in her last weeks of high school that joins a criminal crew without even realizing it due to her sheltered life making her feel like she missed out on her teenage years for the past 5 years since, after her mother’s death, her dad became incredibly protective of her. As she grows attached to the crew she gets deeply immersed in their world until she realizes what the pursue of freedom, fast cars and bad boys/girls truly entails. Of course, you all know that.
So, themes. Most Choices stories don’t have any big, noticeable theme that encompasses the entire story they’re trying to tell, which is completely fine since you can still write a good, compelling story without it (Unless you’re David Benioff). Of course, while not necessary, overarching themes elevate a story a lot more in my eyes if executed properly and I feel like Ride or Die excels at it. And what are these themes? Well, obviously, it’s up to every individual’s interpretation but to me the three biggest stand outs are freedom, obviously; the choice between someone’s own past and future; and how the typical Bad Boy Romance is not always the cheesy, idealized life most of us are used to. I’ll explain how the story presents these themes in the following segments.
ELLIE WHEELER, aka THE MC
I’ve raved about her at almost every chance I get because I feel like I can make a pretty compelling argument as to why she’s the best MC and one of the best characters PB’s ever written, but it’s about time I finally sat down to properly explain this stance. I might refer to her as Ellie at times instead of MC since I just don’t like having an essay this big and introspective and just referring to her as MC, even if I didn’t actually keep her default name myself.
So, let’s start from what most of the ROD MC masterrace knows about, she’s different from 95% of the MCs. She has a clear goal, a clear personality and, one of the most rare traits in MCs, her dad’s an actual character and he has an actual relationship with her. She’s also far from perfect, she’s an incredibly smart young woman that lacks “street” knowledge and as she gets in deeper and deeper with the MPC, her previous and new relationships suffer because of it, because she doesn’t know how to juggle both sides of her life. The hardships Ellie has to face are both products of the environment she lives in and a product of her mistakes, which acts as a nice balance so that she doesn’t come of as a bumbling idiot that fucks up everything for everyone and an overly perfect protagonist who’s only flaw is that the world just plots against her so that there can be a story to tell.
Her goal is a pretty simple one, she wants to go to Langston university, her dream school. The thing that stands out to me is how she never betrays her dream and it’s always present in the back of her mind, well, technically you can choose to skip out on all of her classes but that always seemed really out of character to me, so I’m not really taking that into account, since she expresses that she loves to learn and she sees it as a challenge to be better than herself from yesterday. She manages to involve Logan into her school life so she isn’t fully distracted from her studies and even when she’s living on the Gramercy Garage, she still finds time to study for her finals. Even when everything goes to shit and she starts losing sight of who she is, Logan, Colt and Mona know that being a criminal is not the life she’s meant to live and it isn’t until after prom that she realizes who she really is. There’s so many choices throughout the story that, while ultimately not relevant to the outcome, I feel can add a lot of character to her if you’re willing to “headcanon” a bit, so minor things such as picking the color of her car due to it being the same as Logan’s or the one Colt or Mona suggested, choosing to listen to rap music as she’s driving the MPC around since it can be seen as a rebellious sort of music that her dad probably wouldn’t have approved of, treating Brent’s party invitation as something of no importance to her, getting a tattoo… wait this one’s supposed to be big, why does no one acknowledge it dammit? Then there’s also some bigger choices such as her being able to tell Riya that she’s most excited about being able to leave LA on the first chapter or being able to choose to stay with Logan and help him fight Salazar, choosing to focus on her studies even when living with the MPC, and so on.
Now, how is she tied to the themes I mentioned above? Well, it’s clear that her desire for freedom and independence is what initially leads her to want to be a part of the MPC’s life, when Kaneko brought her to the garage for the first time she didn’t quite see them as criminals, but as people that lived as they wanted and were still, well, humans. She’s constantly seeking her own freedom from her dad’s overbearing presence and from her own boring life and she achieves it twice, one is the fake freedom she got when she ran away after her dad found out about her involvement with the MPC and the second one is what I like to think of as her true freedom. The definition of true freedom is tied to the second theme I mentioned, the choice between past and future, after the Brotherhood attacks her and her LI after prom she realizes that she can no longer try to keep on living both lives, the nerdy valedictorian girl and the criminal that gets a thrill by being behind the wheel, the inability to choose between one and the other is what initially landed her into that mess and it’s only by finally choosing that she’s able to get herself and everyone else from the MPC out. It’s a very unique way of showing a character being strong, she got herself out of the mess she herself helped cause and she did it without the conventional strengths of MCs such as being a warrior queen, a part of an alien entity that transcends time or a literal vampire.
Ultimately, she chose to embrace her future (And her past, in a roundabout way), her long time dream, which meant letting go of the life and people that once made her feel so free and alive and by doing so, she got the freedom she desired so much while also finding who she truly was and what she valued in life. That’s also tied to the third main theme I mentioned, in the end she couldn’t keep on living an idealized version of the bad boy romance where you get to keep a good life out of living on the wrong side of the law and while I could definitely go more in depth about how she embodies this theme, I’ll do that when I talk about other characters, since I’ve already talked about about Ellie a lot.
LOGAN
The cover boy, the boy with the car, the “bad boy”, the mandatory “good boi” LI, the only Love Interest that has managed to rival Quinn Kelly in terms of how much I love them. I feel like the love for all 3 LIs is mostly evenly distributed on this sub but I’ve definitely seen some people say that Logan is kinda boring compared to Colt and Mona and honestly, that just couldn’t be further from the truth in my mind. Prepare for another long ass analysis.
Being a fan of the anime/manga series Attack on Titan has made me gain a great, great appreciation for story recontextualization and that narrative element is exactly what Logan brings to the story at the end of Chapter 10 and boy, did Luke and the team knock that shit out of the park. ROD Ch. 10 is notorious for being the chapter that officially turned the book from an initially hated book that people were slowly warming up to, to a current fan favorite as far as online communities are concerned, seriously, you can look up the discussion for that chapter in the search bar and the first comment you’ll see if someone taking back everything negative they said about the book and then it’s just constant praising for the next 6 weeks. Why did all of that happen? Because of how much starts making sense or becoming clearer because of the reveal that Logan initially started dating (?) MC because he was trying to get whatever intel her dad had on them from her, seriously, everything becomes so clear after the end of the chapter, everything starts falling into place like a carefully crafted Lego build, be it for the stories’ themes or for characterization of characters like Colt, Mona, Kaneko, Jason and Logan himself.
Let’s focus on Logan for now though. A couple of chapters in, as we start learning more about his life, we can see that Logan is someone that’s never truly had someone in his life that could show him true human love and bonds, the closest he has to that prior to Ellie is his “cousin” Vaughn. Initially, it seems like a weak attempt at making the titular bad boy seem like a layered character, specially since he seemingly just fell for a random girl that literally stumbled upon him on a high school parking lot, but in reality the reason his fake interest in Ellie started to become reality was exactly because of the lack of proper, meaningful connections, which we couldn’t have known until after Colt reveals the truth. As we know, Logan always had the mentality that, no matter how good a crew might be, he should always be ready to bail when the heat was too much, that’s a philosophy that he adopted and he knows that any criminal that’s as good as him will share the same sentiment, which we get to see as being the case when the MPC immediately disbands after Kaneko’s death but Ellie isn’t a hardened, professional criminal, she’s a girl that, while certainly enamored by the allure of their life, still sees them as people, not as mere means to an end that are just fun to hang out with, which is why she doesn’t run away after the escape from the mall or the encounter with Salazar’s crew at the drive-in cinema, that’s not something Logan thinks people are capable of, why would such a saint of a girl not get away from them after things like that?
That’s when Logan’s guilt enters the scene and he tries to undo what he now considers to have been a great mistake since he’s slowly catching real feelings for the girl that was just supposed to spill all of Detective Wheeler’s info and leave them as soon as she realized how dangerous their life was, but how is he supposed to do that when doing so would mean losing this person that’s so incredibly unique in his world? We see how his guilt starts weighing on him more and more as the story progresses, until he almost does something very stupid by almost revealing the truth right before the stadium job so he probably wouldn’t have lasted much after that but, for better or worse, Colt was the one that revealed everything and once again Logan turns Ellie’s world upside down. For the rest of the book, he does everything in his power to show her that, while he was lying in the beginning, he actually did come to care for her a lot, even if his actions might’ve pushed her into the arms of Colt or Mona, or at least acted as the final push. Regardless of that, after the MPC disbanded there was only one person I could see appearing on Riya’s doorstep when I played through ROD during release and that was Logan, because it just made all the sense in the world in my mind. Backtracking a bit, we know from his two diamond scenes on the early chapters that Logan dropped out of high school but he always liked to learn about random stuff, hence him reading while on the road, and that he always toyed with the idea of going back (He also says that he’d probably be graduating that year if he hadn’t dropped out, which tells us that he’s the youngest of the 3 LIs, which is a neat detail), so I always saw that as him showing up not just for Ellie’s sake but also for himself in a way, since it’d be a good way to live out the life he never had, even if just for a few hours. Speaking of prom night, I absolutely adore how when he tells Ellie he loves her, she can reply with “Logan… no you don’t.” since it’s only natural she wouldn’t believe him 100% since not only did they get together through a web of lies spun by him and Kaneko, but because as far as she knows, Logan can’t possibly know what real love feels like.
Fast forward to the final chapter and it’s time for the MPC to go their own ways, for real this time to avoid getting entangled with the FBI and, even if Logan wasn’t your actual LI he still gets to show not that he’s completely accepting of the fact that he isn’t the one Ellie loves, and on both cases he shows that he also grew to truly love her by deciding to not be a part of her life any more, because it just isn’t feasible for her to pursue her dreams while also being involved with potential suspects on the FBI watch list, so he chooses her future over his because he can’t and he won’t let her risk her future for something as small as a space rock lucky enough to burn up in her atmosphere for a moment and with that, a request for Troublemaker to give ‘em hell and a brief but tense showdown with Detective Wheeler, he speeds off into the night.
COLT KANEKO
The actual leather wearing bad boy of the story that sauntered his way into the hearts of many fans, both as a character and a love interest, he’s sarcastic, he’s funny, he’s soft only with the MC and he’s also a multilayered character, how could he not be liked? I want to preface this section by saying that, just like with really popular LIs such as Jake Mackenzie, Damien Nazario or Ethan Ramsey, I could never bring myself to like Colt in a romantic way, even though I can certainly see the appeal of their route but even then, just like the aforementioned gentlemen, he’s still one of my favorite characters of the series regardless of that, simply because of how much he brings to the table. So without further ado, let’s get started with Mr. “Christ, who caaares?” Kaneko’s unnecessarily long essay.
The thing I love about him the most is how the most important aspect of his character are his personal relationships. Right off the bat we can see that Colt has a bone to pick with Logan due to their relationship with Kaneko, he’s always butting heads with Logan and Kaneko at the beginning because he resents both, the latter for sending him away to college and not being willing to let him in on the family business and the former for, in his eyes, being the son Kaneko always wanted, not knowing that the only reason his dad kept him away from the business and seemingly replaced him with Logan was because if Jason actually harmed the MPC he could live with the loss of Logan on his conscience, but not Colt’s. As time goes on Colt finds himself slowly warming up to Ellie, even if he initially just thinks of her as one of his dad’s mistakes waiting to blow up in their faces, and even if he does relentlessly teases/annoys her it’s very obvious that he can connect with her because of her complicated relationship with her dad and she can understand him, they both love their dads immensely but they severely disagree on the view they have of their respective child. And against Colt’s predictions, Ellie proves herself as a valuable asset to the crew (Not knowing until later on just how deep that rang true) and he eventually starts falling for her as well, which is what sets the Chapter 10 plot twist in motion.
After the MPC manages to steal the super cars for the Brotherhood, Kaneko opens up to the idea of letting Colt into the business, since it’s clear he won’t just pack up and leave for college anymore, especially after Kaneko is shot and threatened by the Brotherhood and he has to rely on Colt’s plan of kidnapping one of their members and at some point he reveals the truth about their current situation to his son, where Colt finds out about the truth behind Logan and Ellie but it isn’t until after the stadium heist that he makes shit hit the fan by starting a fight with Logan and spilling his secret. That always seemed to me that it came from a place that’s equal parts being mad at Logan for using Ellie like that but also him seeing it as a petty opportunity to sow discord between them, which is why she later has the choice to unload on Colt for deliberately keeping the truth to himself until the right moment. This also marks the moment where the somewhat toxic, somewhat supportive, somewhat wholesome and entirely complicated romantic relationship between them can start to flourish, since Ellie obviously doesn’t see Logan in the exact same way she did 24 hours before and depending on the player, she could’ve actually started to develop her relationship with Colt (Or Mona) prior to the reveal.
Something I haven’t seen being mentioned about Colt’s arc is how him being misjudged by both Ellie and Kaneko plays a huge role in it. After Ellie leaves the MPC, he decides to put the rest of his plan in motion, luring The Brotherhood into a illegal casino’s vault using the member they kidnapped and kill them via toxic gas. Toby completely disagrees with their actions and decides to recruit Ellie to help him stop the crew from crossing a line that they seemingly haven’t crossed yet, yes they’re criminals but much like Ellie’s initial impression of them, they’re not psychos and much less murderers, they’re people; so she sets out to stop them with the help of Toby and a Logan that’s desperate for atonement but her biggest mistake was assuming that Colt isn’t the kind of person that can kill another person if it means protecting those he cares about. This is where it gets incredibly interesting and compelling, since not only does her misjudge of character ruin Colt’s entire plan but there’s also the possibility that she had been working for Jason and the Brotherhood the whole time, so in some cases they might’ve actually escaped the trap directly because of her and not indirectly and it doesn’t stop there, since as a result the MPC lose their entire advantage and are once again being targeted by The Brotherhood and that directly leads to not only another huge reveal from Kaneko’s part but also his death, him sacrificing himself so that the crew could escape as he let’s Colt know that he wishes for him to just let go of this life and do something better for himself. Before the rest of the MPC reunites at Gramercy Park, Colt tells Ellie about how he’ll kill them all, he’ll rebuild the garage and kill them all before finally breaking down on her arms as his loss catches up to him, right before the Mercy Park Crew splits up once again.
In the end, the two people Colt cared about the most failed at truly understanding him, his dad kept him at an arm’s length for a long time, missing out on time with his son because he never considered the fact that what he wanted for Colt was not what he wanted for himself, despite of all the risks it might entail, and Ellie played a part in Kaneko’s death by not realizing that Colt would be willing to cross such a fucked up line if it meant protecting the people and legacy he cared about so much. Those two factors play a huge role in the rest of the book since they’re the reasons why Colt is pushed dangerously close to a downward spiral that will most definitely only bring him more pain at the end of the book. After Jason is dealt with, he laments the fact that he and Ellie met under such circumstances and not in a classroom where they could annoy each other and become friends and/or significant others but he doesn’t lament his current situation, he’s dead set on becoming the king of LA, on carrying on his father’s legacy, now more than ever. I’d argue Colt Kaneko is the biggest cautionary tale in this book about the dangers of the often glorified life of the bad boys and fast cars and how it can consume you, he was very special to Ellie and Kaneko but they didn’t fully understand who he was, how he was shaped by his ideal future and they couldn’t see how the most important thing for him was his past, his legacy and as a result, he’s alone against a dangerous world, but that’s a danger that he very much welcomes.
If any of you have done Colt’s romance route and feel like I missed out on anything, do let me know in the comments, I feel like my appreciation for him only grew more as I wrote his section.
MONA
The bad girl, the loner, what even is her real name? I’m also going to dedicate an analysis to her but I also want to direct you to a post from a few months ago by user u/elbenji who has reviewed ROD from a WLW perspective that I think you should also check out if you’ve got the time. Anyway, Mona’s turn.
So, who’s Mona? Well, she’s kind of the Drake Walker of the book, which is a role that you don’t usually see being filled by a female LI. She doesn’t seem to like anyone, she’s pessimistic, she rarely misses the chance to mock people, she’s damn good at her job and she’s loyal to no one but herself, to some she might actually be the worse person of the 3 LIs during the early chapters but as everything else in this book, the layers to her start to show the more the story advances. She shares Logan’s worldview of everyone only being out for themselves but unlike Logan, she knows that not everyone is necessarily like that but in her eyes those people are in for a rude awakening from the world at some point for being dumb enough to think that they can count on someone else and that’s why she’s borderline condescending towards Ellie when the topic of interpersonal relationships comes up between them.
If Colt is shaped by his future, Mona is shaped by her past. Once upon a time she used to be little Miss Perfect like Ellie, honor roll, on the path to valedictorian, the whole thing, until she met a girl that she fell in love with, a criminal that made her enjoy life to its fullest and ended up becoming her whole world until one day they got caught and were taken to interrogation separately where Mona, fully trusting of her partner, lied about their involvement but was still arrested because her girlfriend ended up giving her up in exchange of freedom. That event shaped Mona’s entire philosophy, when it came down to it, people would always put themselves above everyone else and after Kaneko gave her back her freedom that’s the only code she stuck by, her own personal freedom and survival became the most important thing in Mona’s life, even when the man that saved her was in danger she considered multiple times to just leave the MPC to their luck. That is, until she met Ellie Wheeler.
Obviously, in typical Pixelberry fashion, Mona doesn’t have as much screen time as her male counterparts but what she lacks in screen time she more than makes up in both narrative and thematic relevancy. As mentioned previously, Mona’s always reminding Ellie how out of her depth she is and treating her like a dumb girl that doesn’t know what she’s doing (Which, to a certain extent, is true) but when shit goes south after the stadium heist it turns out that she’s the only LI that never actually played with Ellie’s feelings and was always straight (Heh) with her, it’s things like this that I love immensely about ROD, the 3 love interests have so many layers to them, they do good and bad things and they feel like actual people that exist in this fictional Los Angeles, their actions are a product of what’s established as their characters, not just as stuff that happens because the plot needs it to. Back on track, just like with Colt, this is the point where Ellie and Mona’s relationship really takes off if the player chooses to and unlike Colt, her going after Ellie feels like it comes off from a place of actual concern since she understands what she’s going through, regardless of whether their relationship is platonic or not at that point, she still sees a girl that feels like she’s got no one left that she can trust in, so she takes it upon herself to be there for her, slowly shedding her walls that she’s put up for so long, probably without even realizing it. After the failed job at the casino, Mona once again contemplates leaving the MPC in the middle of the shit storm but Ellie manages to get her to help since she owes Kaneko that much at the very least, only for her to find out a few minutes later that Kaneko knew The Brotherhood were corrupt cops from the beginning and never confided in them with that information and, in another cruel twist of fate, Kaneko ends up sacrificing himself so that Ellie, Logan, Colt and Mona could run away, once again, giving Mona her freedom. As the MPC discuss their course of action after that, she breaks and let’s out what’s probably my favorite quote in Choices: ”You wanted freedom? The fast cars, the bad boy, that whole life? This is it… and it’s not for you. Go home, for everyone’s sake.”, in that moment she let’s the entire pressure of the situation get to her and unleashes on Ellie, the main reason why they’re all in that whole mess. It’s an incredibly cathartic quote that perfectly encapsulates what ROD is all about, the criminal life is not something one can just juggle as if it were a part time job that’s there for the thrills, it can only lead to a life that most people, if presented with the choice, would never want for themselves. When I read that for the first time I completely forgot that I was just reading a story on a Visual Novel app where you’d never expect to find writing of such quality. I can perfectly feel Mona’s anguish and anger in that quote, the whole weight of the events of the book finally come crashing down on us after we read those words and it’s just such a great feeling that I’ll never stop praising.
Let’s get to prom night though, much like Mona going after Ellie on Chapter 11, I feel like her showing up for her prom is still really fitting and the diamond scene that follows after is arguably the best wlw dirty thirty in the app, the dialogue during it is just top tier to be honest. But even better than it to me is the scene after that, where she decides to join The Brotherhood if it means Ellie gets to run away from them since they’re obviously looking to tie up lose ends, it is especially hard hitting if she’s your LI but the version with Colt or Logan is still amazing and I especially love how she uses the hot wiring skills Mona taught her to run away. After the Mercy Park Crew’s last ride together, Mona ends up taking a bullet for the girl that reminded her so much of herself and as Ellie drives her to the hospital she talks about how hard she’s going to be to forget, before reaching the hospital and walking herself inside, knowing that she’d be imprisoned once again by the end of the day. I’ve seen a fair share of people that were unhappy with Mona having to deal with such harsh consequences but I personally love, lover the end of her route since Mona’s always been about self preservation and only being there for herself but meeting Ellie gets her to slip, she starts caring for her and in the end chooses to give up on her freedom if it means Ellie gets to walk away with hers, in a way being the complete opposite of what her ex-girlfriend was to her all those years ago (The dramatic irony can be turned to 11 if you choose the options that show her slowly adopting Mona’s philosophy during the final chapters, so she can slowly become more cynical as Mona slowly sheds hers). In the end, Mona might not be free but she’s still on her element, she’ll be on a place where she’d have to count only on herself and while she’ll definitely have to face some time for her crimes, I’m pretty sure she’d thrive in prison.
End of Part 1
Okay, I initially wanted to talk about the supporting characters as well but this shit is truly living up to its title at almost 5K words, that’s already a decently sized one shot, so I’ll stop here since I still want to post it close to the appreciation week, though I might make some edits here and there as I reread it later on but I'm too lazy to do that right now. If I see there’s a good reception for a stupidly long post like I’ll probably get to work on the second part where I talk about Kaneko, Jason, Detective Wheeler, Toby, Ximena and Riya and Darius, as well as maybe analysis for other books that I hold in really high regard such as the Endless Summer trilogy, Open Heart or It Lives Beneath. If you actually made it all the way here, I just want to thank you for taking the time of your day for reading my semi-coherent thoughts and definitely let me know what you think, if you agree, if you disagree, if you think I should go outside, etc. Thanks for your attention.
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2020.08.15 09:38 SecondTakenUsername The wheel of nerfs has turned again - the new update is a THICK coat of paint over a long dysfunctional game.

Greetings, fellow Foxhole players, old and new alike. We are here one year after one of the worst updates in Foxhole history, the infamous 0.26, and it is clear that a lesson has been learned – if you drop cool toys in the same update, no one will notice that the core system of the game keeps rotting away.
We must not repeat the same mistake. We cannot look past the reality of these changes.
Since we have a lot of new blood here after the sale, let us begin with the basics. Anyone playing Foxhole knows that Foxhole has an EVE-like economy, where, not counting the spawn kits, 100% of equipment is farmed, produced, and distributed by real Logistics players. But of the three pillars of the game - Logistics, Construction, and Combat - Logistics has always been the one with the most wide-reaching, punishing nerfs that drove the Logistics experience further and further down, year after year, without fail.
And despite the devs claiming that the Logistics system is designed to accommodate their dream vision of a massive war, it immediately begins falling apart as soon as more than the usual 200-300 players start playing. Hasty, temporary fixes are being brought down as we speak:
[ Hotfix 0.37.31.1 Rolling Out ]
- Hospitals, Ambulances, and Landing Ships will be unlocked automatically - New Factories will be spawned in at Tempest Island and Oarbreaker Isles 
[ Hotfix 0.37.31.3 Rolling Out ]
- New Factories will be spawned in at Allod's Bight, Great March, Stonecradle, and Reaching Trail 
You might say, "That can't be real, you're probably just a salty vet that's angry about some minor nerf to your favourite vehicle or something."
But boy, as a player that has been in the thick of the surreal, soul-destroying, logic-defying shitfest that Logistics has been for the last 4 years and pre-alpha, DO I have a story for you.
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Our tale begins with Update 0.10 - World Conquest, on March 14, 2018. Foxhole was blooming that spring - the dawn of a new golden age for the game. It matured from being a small-scale tactical combat game to a persistent strategy in a large world. Players were no longer playing on 1 map - they were playing on a grid of 9, with a unified global tech tree system. The beginnings of the game mode we still play to this day.
The tech tree was in its first iteration - players would sometimes get a rare tech part drop from farming, and bring it home to add to the tech progress. You needed a large number of those parts, and since the wars became long, some structures started dying to decay, but because it was fresh and Logistics was strong and numerous back then, we powered through it happily.
It was just a small omen of the things to come.
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The next half a year is relatively uneventful. The balance is in flux until we reach...
Update 0.17 - Industry of War. The first of the grand nerfs to the Logistics system. It hit so fast and so hard that barely anyone even understood what happened, and hardly even believed when told about it afterwards.
Before Industry of War, Logistics buildings were functional from the start; after Industry of War,
Needless to say, this update was a disaster that Foxhole has never fully recovered from. Highly experienced Logistics players threw themselves at the challenge, and heavily optimised the update placements and workflows to ensure that Construction and Combat players' experience would not suffer, hoping to hold out until a patch would come to pull those nerfs back.
The golden age was decisively over.
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Update 0.20 - Foundation of War, aka the Battle Tank and Rocket update brings no relief, and instead adds new expensive items for Logistics players to grind towards. The resulting war is intense enough to erupt in the largest player-borne controversy in Foxhole history to date - the Jade Cove incident, which is covered extensively in a documentary by PressCorps.
The increasing grind and scarcity combined with the highly expensive equipment is starting to force players towards being protective of their expensive gear, and another major issue rears its head - the devs and moderation team silently declare a hands-off policy towards the Jade Cove incident, not punishing the group that orchestrated it, but those that called them out instead.
The rift between the devs and playerbase starts to grow.
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Half a year later, we arrive at Update 0.25 on May 7 of 2019, and Logistics still has not received any buffs to compensate for the disaster that Industry of War was. Despite the QoL improvements - logistics map intelligence and better inventory sizes for logistics facilities, Logistics is still grinding away at the massively overpriced facilities every war, and the number of dedicated players dwindles as no relief is in sight. 0.25 decreases the cost of victory point upgrades from 350 to 20, but it doesn't affect the logistics experience whatsoever as victory conditions are always fulfilled after the war outcome is decided.
All hopes are pinned on the massive Summer Update which the devs are hyping up - it's meant to be a massive overhaul of the Logistics experience, bringing new, better vehicles that would enable Logistics to finally lift the load which has only kept increasing since World Conquest was introduced, and effectively produce all of the new gear and vehicles.
The closed player testing group in direct contact with Clapfoot sees one of its last tests before being dissolved down the line, cutting off yet another line of feedback.
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Enter Update 0.26 - War Machine. Aflush with all new vehicles - Cranes, Flatbed Trucks, Containers, and with a massive Steam Sale, it brings record numbers of players and veterans to the game, which breathe life into the war... until the hype dies down, and people take a step back to look at what happened.
At that point it becomes abundantly clear that the devs are heavily unaware of how the Logistics system that they themselves have created, functions, or what it needs to improve.
The reasons for this are unknown, but can be largely attributed to the decreasing connection of the developers to their playerbase - as the moderation of communication channels grew heavy-handed, feedback channels were closed, players close to the moderation team and yet with completely no experience in Logistics became the loud majority. Their claim was that the heavily optimised Logistics workflow developed in response to the disaster of 0.17 was making the Logistics game boring, created a false image of hyperabundance, and unfortunately they were the ones the devs had listened to.
And thus, the power of Logistics has dwindled yet again, covered up by shiny new toys and mechanics which were not even close to compensating for the growing scarcity. Already on a downward slope, even the most dedicated Logistics playerbase started burning out, including major clan players with thousands of hours; and without a Logistics backbone, many clans could no longer exist and faded away in that summer and following months.
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One year has passed since that dark summer. A couple improvements and Quality of Live changes have been made to Logistics in that time; but neither the Harvesters, nor the MPF, nor the auto-tech-tree additions have been enough to fill the enormous holes left by 0.17 and 0.26 - Logistics was still several orders of magnitude beneath what it used to be. But more importantly, the numerous veterans and clans and their accumulated knowledge and ability to teach new players were an irreplaceable loss.
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And now, we stand at Update 0.37 - Arms Race. This time, we must not allow flashy new additions blind our judgement, and face the truth while it's still hot.
But the show goes on! We have fancy new vehicles! We got a Steam Sale! Our player numbers are soaring, this war feels great! It's just like last summer, absolutely lovely vibes with a thousand players filling all of the cracks! It's a great update, just like 0.26, am I right?..
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This update is a thick coat of paint over a long dysfunctional game. Foxhole's path forward seems to be just burning through dedicated Logistics players, hoping that more new ones can appear to replace them - but for a game in a niche market, that resource is not infinite, and it has been running out for a long time now.
Just like us last summer, as soon as the sale hype dies down and the dust clears after the update, you too, will look back and try to understand, when did it all go so wrong.
Why could we not just have pre-0.17 Logistics, with all of the excellent QoL changes, new vehicles, yet with none of the devastating nerfs and grinding that have been the theme for the last 2 years?
As long as the developers refuse to acknowledge that Logistics needs a hard numbers buff to pull it out of the massive hole left by 0.17 and 0.26 instead of some brand new 200IQ redesign with more new vehicles, mechanics, resources, and systems... As long as players that don't play Logistics, or worse, partisans that actively hunt Logistics, keep being the main source of feedback for balancing Logistics...
...Logistics in Foxhole will forever remain the masochist's choice, for those that wish to sacrifice days of their lives just to allow other players to play the game and enjoy it without worrying about anything.
Isn't that the only way to enjoy Foxhole?
Pretending that the pillar of Logistics doesn't exist and playing the shooty pew pew game with not a care in the world?
Pretending that the pillar of Construction got their big building update in Trench Warfare, even though it didn't actually make building any faster, simpler, or easier to maintain through the decay?
Pretending that the pillar of Combat is not on a downward slope, with progressive changes towards overarching RNG and numbers advantage, towards curbing skill-based play, which have now, with this very update, also reached the tank game?
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If you are new to Foxhole...
Do not ever touch the can of worms that is Logistics if you wish to stay sane.
Do not ever look deep into Foxhole's mechanics or changelogs, for you will find only despair at the truth.
And absolutely do not ever try to make a change or take a stand against its inevitable, unstoppable, merciless downwards direction - the last person to do that is now sitting on a 1400 day ban.
But if you are brave enough to do it anyway, knowing what you're signing up for - give it hell.
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2020.08.14 23:49 HughEhhoule Why I Can't Watch Britcoms-Finale

That Saturday I was greeted with not just the 3 horrors from beyond that I had come to know, but a fourth entity that was nightmare fuel from the same pump.
It was a 6 foot tall man dressed in mottled blue formal wear that looked about 30 years out of date. All across his body were embedded fishhooks and when I focused I could see tiny filiments of wire extending upward seemingly going through the ceiling without doing any damage. Each point where one would need to move there was a hook, hundreds working in tandem to give this thing a gait and demeanor that was just the tiniest bit south of properly alive.
It focused on me the second that it laid eyes on me, and no matter where I went it's head followed me, it's somewhat deflated dead eyes never moving or blinking.
"Hope you don't mind little fella, but I brought a new friend, you can call him Mario , not that he will be talking much. He is the strong silent type, you could say. " Trenchcoat says as we all make our way to the living room .
Something about his tone is off. I can't put my finger on it, but it sets my heart beating faster.
"We had such a rough time last week I thought I'd get you a little present" Trenchcoat says with just a hint of menace.
Him and Mario sit on either side of me, on the wall to my right death mantis, still in its hipster shell (though the signs of rot and incidental damage are showing quite a bit. ) sits closest with Maw on the far end of the leather sectional couch.
Trenchcoat flips the chanel and we are greeted by a home shopping network esque show.
At first the woman on the screen appears to be nothing more that a beautiful 30 something female. But after a moment, I realize what I thought was a bouffant or maybe beehive hairdo is actually a boney tumorous growth.
"Hello all you shoppers out there in the void and beyond. Boy do we have some great deals for you today.
Tell me sweethearts, have you ever had a problem with an entity that was a lot higher up on the totem pole than you?
Some figure of myth and legend been making you their punching bag?
Well fret no more, for today only we are having a special on authentic anathema straight from the forges of the Rax in the cloven city.
These wonderfully compact little bundles will fit whatever style of combat the user prefers, and are 100% money back guaranteed to wound even the strongest of entities. " the woman said this as she showed off a small smooth obsidian looking stone.
As she talked she flicked her wrist turning it from a knife to a sword to a rifle and then back again.
"Is that something you'd like little fella? Would you feel a little bit safer around me if you were packing some heat like that? " Trenchcoat draws this sentence out letting a pregnant silence infuse the conversation.
I find myself wishing I'd had a few drinks before this debacle. I'm sweating, literally and in great quantity.
"No, like you said , you're going to be gone in a bit , I've got no plans for revenge. I will say this though I'll be glad when you guys are gone ." I say trying to inject just the right amount of anger without setting him off.
"So you say." He says, but does not act. I think he is fishing for guilt, so I try to stay calm, though I can feel my hair beginning to mat to my head with nervous perspiration.
"Next we have a product I own, I love and I'm sure you will too.
Are you tired of spending half your time terrorising humans just so you can have strong emotions to feed on when things get messy? Couldn't you think of more productive ways of using your time ?
Well get ready to celebrate with the Doomba automated terror golem.
Best used on humans with children this charming contraption will mimic a toy owned by one of the children. Over the course of the next month's, years or decades it will terrorize the child and it's family to whatever standards the owner desires.
Simply swoop in for the clean up when your meal is properly emotionally charge and savor that sweet energizing nectar of fear, anxiety and new in 193 models and later dread at no extra cost. " the woman continues but Trenchcoat mutes the television.
"You probably would have much use for that.
Tell you what, how about I get you a tennis racket?" Trenchcoat says simply.
Mario has moved centimeters away from my face without me realising it. I make eye contact with maw for a moment and the look in his still partially bruised eyes begs me not to crack.
"You looked at me? Do I look like i play a lot of tennis?" I say with a forced laugh.
"No , you don't. " he says sharply.
He changes the chanel and I see two people tied up in chairs. They look like they have been beaten and abused a bit but the video has a blurred filter over it so I can't make out facial features at all.
There is a third person in the room, but like the others is purposely blurred.
"I gave you a chance little guy. An honest chance.
You know I was kind of hoping you lovingly embrace this lifestyle. Sure I want to milk you for your emotion, but someday maybe you could have been a forth member to our group.
But you had to want to be the hero. To go behind my back, hatch some little scheme to try and rid the world of me like I'm some kind of R.L. Stein creation.
Oh little fella. Your suffering is going to be long, but before we get to that, you remember what I said would happen if you pissed me off again? " Trenchcoat snaps his fingers and suddenly he is no longer beside me. At the same moment the television screen clarifies.
The third man in the room is Trenchcoat, the other two, as I'm sure you've guessed are my parents.
I recognize the location as the Holme asbestos plant, closed down long before I was born it was still a hotpot for teenagers to go do the stupid shit they are known for.
I don't give any time for him to start giving a villain speech, I pull the revolver out of my pants and lunge toward hell mantis. Luck gets me there and I find the barrel of the pistol an inch from where I know it's head is. I might just piss it off but if anything I could do would hurt it , point blank to the face would be it.
Does anyone know the difference between single and double action revolvers? I most certainly did not.
I squeeze the trigger to no effect, I confirm the safety is off and try harder, still to no effect. I had no time to even consider pulling back the hammer first before hell mantis exploded into its full form and I went flying into the far wall.
I feel blood coming down my face and my vision in my right eye is not focusing right. I get to my feet feeling like I may have broken a few ribs and try to steady myself to figure out what was wrong with the pistol.
Any doubt I had as to if maw was on my side or not vanished in a second. Before I can get more than halfway to my feet he has launched himself at death mantis, two swipes of his massive clawed hands digging thick furrows through the chitin.
The mantis flutters backward slicing with its scything claws . Maw stands there and weathers the cuts, a smile growing on his oversized face as they fail to draw blood from his thick boiled leather esque hide.
The mantis starts to change tactics, stabbing as it hovers around maw. The stabs seem to be making maw react a little but he is still grinning that gap toothed menacing smile. With a spin he jumps in the air, extending his jaw larger than his body, he doesn't manage to swallow the mantis, but does shear off its wings with a spurt of grey ichor.
It screams , but as maw cheers it pulls out a surprise.
It's head splits open in a burst of red and white, a demonic looking skull on a wickedly segmented spine spews forth from the ragged stump and hits Maw faster than I can register .
One massive eye is splattered , and Maw seems dazed. Obviously this is the point where Mario feels the need to get in on the fight.
I steel myself and realise the only thing I haven't tried. I cock back the hammer of the gun and feel a satisfying click .
I aim for Mario's head, fight through the pain and pull the trigger.
My shot hits the ceiling but the psychotic puppet turns his attention toward me.
I can see Maw and hell mantis locked in a grapple , he has no way to back me up, my vision in my right eye is getting worse and now I'm fumbling with the hammer on the pistol.
Maw sees Mario within 2 feet of me and breaks free of hell mantis , it costs him a massive chunk of flesh and the dirty insect buries one claw a foot into Maw and snaps it off before it retreats.
Maw slams into the corpse looking entity and screams " Run!". I need no further prodding, I make a b line for the back door.
I fall down the stairs but to only minor injuries. I catch my breath for a moment and see something above the house. Some kind of bulbous mass about the size of a vouch cushion with hundreds of thin tentacles waving around. It's face was a disgusting mix of cephalopod and human and it appeared to be concentrating.
I put two and two together , and was proven right when the light from a streetlamp gave me the briefest of glimpses of thin wires coming from the tentacles.
I stand, I steady myself, cock the hammer and try to learn from my previous mistake. Problem is no one is going to learn how to fire a handgun, in combat at age 12 . My shot goes low but kicks up a rain of steel fragments at the thing. It screeches and turns to face me. It's hurt but not damaged. I think about taking another shot but then the window explodes outward the torn flopping mess that was Mario hitting the ground as the fishhooks ripped out of the corpse, leaving it a rapidly putrifying pile of gore.
I've done my best , I don't know how long I have but I start to run towards the plant. The last time I look at my house it is to see a harshly lit Maw roaring a challenge to hell mantis, as the puppet master thing joined the fight directly now.
I get there in a half hour and find the gate ripped open. Which is a good thing as I wasn't so sure I was going to make it over the fence.
I wanted to see Trenchcoat just about to kill my parents, I wanted to see a barrel of industrial acid right beside him, I wanted to shoot it and watch the son of a bitch melt for laying a hand on my parents.
But life doesn't work like that. It was a half hour, not a half minute , and this bastard had been killing parents since thatch roofs were fashionable.
My parents were obviously dead. I couldn't even begin to guess what he did to them, there were so many joints in the wrong places , gaping wounds and scorched spots it was hard to tell which one was which let alone how they died.
Trenchcoat was walking toward me, hands low and out to the side as if to show he was unarmed.
"So little fella, everything you dreamed of? Are you the big hero? Do you have entities above your station at your beckon call? " Trenchcoat rages.
I point the gun in the air , I fire four times and toss it away. We are close enough to people that someone had to hear it.
I start to think of something to say to buy some time , but before I can think of anything a blur slams into Trenchcoat .
The two creatures tumble like cats, for a moment before getting to their feet. Maw is looking horrible, I see whatever passes for skull clearly beside his right shoulder, his teeth are down to scattered broken nubs, and one hand is missing completely.
Trenchcoat smiles as he charges in, he dodges Maw's strikes and effortlessly slips the fae's attempts to grapple him.
He starts throwing blows of his own , each that connects shattering bone. I need more time or we are both dead.
I charge in , myself , bare hands, broken ribs and with a max speed to match a zamboni . He turns to face me and laughs, casually back handing maw and grabbing me by the throat.
"It's going to be so fucking satisfying playing with you till the light from your sad excuse for a star fades away. " Trenchcoat grins , but somehow Maw is up, and throwing himself in harms way again.
I am dropped, and in an instant Trenchcoat spins , driving his fist through the top of Maw's skull, he rips back his hand and is holding a ridged football shaped chunk. Maw hits the ground and starts to turn into a stinking green liquid within a matter if minutes.
Trenchcoat drops the piece of maw, the only thing that is not turning to liquid and stalks toward me.
He cocks his head as the sound of sirens in the distance Herald the arrival of plenty of men with plenty of guns.
"You little coward. No matter, I'll be seeing you soon enough." Were the last words that he said to me.
Here I am 20 something years later, and through a shitty life of petty crime and abuse of every drug known to man, I'd managed to convince myself those 2 months never happened.
I kept the chunk, and the book, but never put much thought into either. Which is why I'm breaking out in a cold sweat right now. I never played the game, I never did anything Maw told me to, I'm still no warrior, unless you count about 2 dozen lost barfights.
But when I turned on my stolen laptop yesterday , I didn't see YouTube as my homepage, I saw a similar site called [email protected] , and as I scrolled through the videos , I was faced with the fact that those 2 months did happen.
I don't know if I'm going to read the book, or eat a bullet at this point. But I thought I'd put this out there in case anyone can get some use out of the information.
The supernatural is not what you think it is, and it certainly isn't what you want it to be. If there is one piece of advice I'd give? It'd be that.
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