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Weekend Rundown of Events for those in/near Blacksburg (June 9th - June 11th)

2023.06.09 23:45 next3days Weekend Rundown of Events for those in/near Blacksburg (June 9th - June 11th)

Here's this weekend's rundown of fun events you can enjoy in Blacksburg and throughout the surrounding areas within the New River Valley. There's quite a few annual events occurring this weekend such as the Pearisburg Festival in the Park and Claytor Lake Festival if you have a caride and feel adventurous.
Weekend Rundown for June 9th - June 11th: 1. A Night To Fight Alzheimer’s with Boxing Sparring Sessions Blacksburg Boxing and Fitness, Blacksburg Friday, June 9, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Advance Tickets: $15.00, At the Door: $20.00 Enjoy live, local boxing with sparring sessions with 100% of the proceeds benefitting The Alzheimer’s Association and The Longest Day to raise money for Alzheimer's research. Please note: These are not sanctioned fights. Instead, they are USA Boxing approved Sparring sessions lead by USA Boxing Certified Coaches, amongst USA Boxing athletes, using USA Boxing Sparring rules. The intent is to put on a show, raise money for a great cause, and keep all participants safe. There will also be raffle tickets to win sweet prizes from local companies. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708170 2. 2023 Relay for Life Annual Event (Montgomery County, VA) Christiansburg Middle School, Christiansburg Friday, June 9, 2023, 6:00 - 11:00 PM Admission: Free Join Relay for Life of Montgomery County for their annual Relay for Life event. Celebrate survivors, remember those we have lost and fight back as a community to give cancer the boot. Enjoy live entertainment, children's fun, food, arts & crafts and small business vendors, silent auction, 50/50 Raffle and more. The event is free to attend, but please plan to bring payment for any food and vendors you wish to purchase from. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707517
3. 2023 Pearisburg Festival in the Park Pearisburg Community & Recreation Center, Pearisburg Friday, June 9, 2023, 6:00 - 11:00 PM and Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM Admission: Free The Pearisburg Festival in the Park celebrates its 38th anniversary in Giles County, Virginia. Enjoy carnival rides, two days of live entertainment, food vendors with all your favorite festival foods, special activities, vendors and crafters. Festival in the Park promises to be an awesome two days of community spirit, family fun, live music, and great food. There will be rides and games for the whole family. Friday is Unlimited Wristband night and Saturday features a full day of entertainment, the Cancer Kids and Christmas Car Show & Cruise along with headliner Chris Higbee and closing with a fireworks display. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/VenueEventListing.cfm?V=542
4. Root Down in Concert Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg Friday, June 9, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Root Down is a jazz trio based in the New River Valley area featuring musicians Justin Craig, Doug Norton and Nick Romantini. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708744
5. MLB / USA Baseball: Danville Otterbots vs. Pulaski River Turtles (Star Wars Night and Fireworks) Calfee Park, Pulaski Friday, June 9, 2023, 7:00 - 10:00 PM General Admission: $5.00, Seniors Ages 65 & Older: $1.00, Kids 6 & Under: Free Grandstand: $11.00, Reserved Seating: $12.00, Party Zone: $12.00, Club Seating: $15.00 The Pulaski River Turtles MLB / USA Baseball's Appalachian League team hosts the Danville Otterbots as they continue their 2023 season with Star Wars Night. Several characters will be on-site throughout the game to interact with fans and take photos. In addition, every Friday night game will end with a fireworks show for the fans. Tickets can be purchased at the gates on game day or online. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708693
6. Ripejive in Concert Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd Friday, June 9, 2023, 8:00 - 11:00 PM Admission: $8.00 Ripejive is a Blacksburg, Virginia based quartet that delivers original, hard-hitting funk. From retro grooves to jazz fusion, blazing guitar and soaring saxophone color tight pocket rhythms with sounds from New Orleans to New York that always bring a party. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708066
7. Summer Tea In Honor of Lucy Lancaster's Birthday (Reservation Deadline) Lancaster House, Blacksburg Saturday, June 17, 2023, 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 10, 2023 Admission: $25.00 The YMCA at Virginia Tech presents their 1st Annual Summer Tea in Honor of Lucy Lancaster's Birthday with two seatings on 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM with a reservation deadline of Saturday, June 10, 2023. Located in the beautiful, historic Lancaster House, mark Lucy Lee Lancaster’s birthday by enjoying a deliciously decadent celebration featuring tea and delicious homemade delicacies. The Tea will be catered by Carolyn Ansley, famous for her authentic and delicious teas in past years in Blacksburg. Proceeds from the Tea will directly benefit the Y Community Programs such as Meals On Main, International Programming and After School care. Deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday, June 10th. Lucy Lee lived in the Lancaster House built in 1913 by her parents William and Lucy Lee Sibold Lancaster until her death in 1989. She left the house to the YMCA at Virginia Tech. Lee was one of the first five women admitted to Virginia Tech in 1925. She majored in biology and worked in the library which was housed at that time in what had been the campus chapel. Her work in the library led to her decision to become a librarian, and she attended Columbia University Library School where she received her Masters of Library Science degree. She returned to Blacksburg and worked in the university library until her retirement in 1970. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708759
8. 2023 Native Plant Sale Price House Nature Center, Blacksburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Admission: Free The New River Valley Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will hold its Fifth Annual Native Plant Sale. The Native Plant Sale includes perennials, trees, shrubs, ferns and more. All plants in the sale are native to Virginia and do not include cultivars. Most are pollinator friendly. The native plant sale only uses sustainable non-peat potting mix. All proceeds from the sale go to support the activities of the New River Valley Chapter, including public education and outreach, improving habitat at local parks, removing invasive species and awarding grants to area youth for native plant garden projects. In addition to the many plants for sale, there will be activities for adults and children. There will be booths where you can ask how to create a pollinator garden or which plants are exotic invasives which kill off natives which the wildlife need to survive on. Tree tubes to protect trees and shrubs from deer will also be sold. Storytime with Joelle for children begins at 12:30 PM. You can also visit the Price House Nature Center which will be open from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Parking is one block away in the Blacksburg United Methodist Church. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708676
9. 2023 Claytor Lake Festival Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Parking is $20.00 per vehicle or $15.00 with five cans of food. The Claytor Lake Festival Committee presents the 24th Annual Claytor Lake Beach Festival. The festival kicks off the summer season at Claytor Lake State Park each year. Enjoy entertainment all day, fireworks at night, arts & crafts vendors, beach access included with admission, free children's activities, youth & adult fishing tournament, wine tasting and lots more. Registration for the annual Everett Lee Yearout, Jr. Adult and Youth Fishing Tournament will be held 7:00-10:00 AM. This year the tournament theme is "Fishing is the Best Hobby Because". The Car Show voting is done by the show participants who are completely registered by 10:30 AM. All entries will receive a dash plaque, goodie bag and category winners will receive trophies. There is no pre-registration fee. The fee is $20.00 to enter the car & motorcycle show and this is the only fee you pay to enter the festival. Swimming is included with admission. The event is rain or shine. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708202
10. Procession of Appalachian Species (Giant Puppet Parade) and Biodiversity Fair Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park, Floyd Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Admission: Free Springhouse presents the Procession of Appalachian Species and Biodiversity Fair with events centered around Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park. New River Valley residents are invited to participate in a giant puppet parade celebrating our region’s biodiversity. This event, dubbed, "The Procession of Appalachian Species," will start and end at Lineberry Park in downtown Floyd, VA. Participants are encouraged to bring homemade puppets and costumes that represent one of our region’s many spectacular species. Musicians and dancers are also encouraged to bring their crafts to this event. The parade starts at 11:00 AM. If you don't have a homemade puppet or costume please come and you can puppeteer one that we have made. After the parade, join the Biodiversity Fair featuring food, music and activities from 12:00-2:00 PM. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708682
11. June 2023 Used Book Sale Montgomery Museum of Art & History, Christiansburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday, June 9, 2023, 2:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mass-Market Paperback Books: $0.50, Large-Format Paperbacks: $1.00, Hardback Books: $1.50, Children’s Books: $0.50-$1.00 The Montgomery Museum of Art and History will be holding a two-day Used Book Sale featuring thousands of books including children’s books, adult fiction, and non-fiction. Genres include mystery, romance, science fiction, cooking, history, crafts, religion, self-help, and much, much more. The book sale will also feature puzzles, magazines, comic books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs.. On Saturday, June 10th from 1:00-4:00 PM, bring your own bag for a bag sale. All books that can fit will be offered at a total of $10.00 per bag. Brown paper bags and tote bags are perfect for the bag sale. Please, no plastic trash bags. Proceeds will be used to help the museum in areas such as educational programming, collection care, and exhibit preparation. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708149
12. 2023 Two-Day Floyd Artisan Trail Annual Tour Downtown Floyd, Floyd Saturday, June 10, 2023 and Sunday, June 11, 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Admission: Free The Floyd Center for the Arts hosts the 11th annual two-day Floyd Artisan Trail. Floyd County artisans, farms, galleries, and more will open their doors for this year’s Artisan Trail. Featuring over 30 different individuals and businesses, the Artisan Trail is a years-long tradition in Floyd to celebrate the abundant artistry available in this area. The Artisan Trail is a free to attend and invites locals and tourists alike to travel around the county to visit the open studios, see live demos, and purchase one-of-a-kind handmade art and goods in a self-guided tour across Floyd County, Virginia. The Trail happily hosts local farms and farm markets, offering tours and locally grown produce and farm goods. There may even be adorable farm animals to see. Maps and brochures with all participants’ information are available online and will be available at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708882
13. Balance and Brews Iron Tree Brewing Company, Christiansburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10:45 - 11:45 AM Admission: $20.00 Move through foundational yoga poses, gentle stretches, and experience the many restorative benefits that yoga has to offer. This one hour class is appropriate for all levels, including those who are totally new to yoga. The cost includes an Iron Tree beverage of your choice. No reservation required, just show up. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708760
14. Author Talk with Penny Blue Christiansburg Library, Christiansburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Admission: Free Christiansburg Library presents an Author Talk with Penny Blue about her first book "A Time to Protest: Leadership Lessons from My Father Who Survived the Segregated South for 99 Years". Historians have written about famous names in Black History, such as: Martin Luther King, Jr., Madam CJ Walker and Booker T. Washington. Penny Blue’s dad, Charles Edwards, Sr., is not famous, but the way he lived his life made an impact on his 10 children and the community in which he lived. The stories he told his children and grandchildren are the inspiration for Blue’s book. Penny says the main theme is standing up and speaking out for what is just and right. Books will be available for purchase for $25.00 through CashApp or with cash or check only. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708891
15. Sugar Magnolia 5th Anniversary Celebration Sugar Magnolia, Blacksburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 25% Off Storewide, $2.00 Ice Cream Scoops Sugar Magnolia presents their 5th Anniversary Celebration at their original location in Blacksburg, VA. There will be face painting and a balloon artist in store from 12:00-2:00 PM. Guests can also enjoy: 25% off storewide all day, $2.00 ice cream scoops all day, tasting stations, raffles, gifts with purchase and more. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708741
16. Fourth Birthday Party Celebration with Music from Cinémathèque Eastern Divide Brewing, Blacksburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 12:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Eastern Divide Brewing presents their Fourth Birthday Party Celebration with Music from Cinémathèque. Enjoy free ice cream and live music from 5:00-8:00 PM featuring the upbeat and unique rhythms of Cinematheque including surf rock, exotica, spaghetti westerns, Ethiopian jazz, and Afro-Beat. Eastern Divide will also have a vintage and artisan pop up market featuring Eden's Emporium, Broken Arrow Creations, Madigan Made and Tees Don't Grow on Trees. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708886
17. Music at the Villa with Parker's Pillbox Villa Appalaccia Winery, Floyd Saturday, June 10, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Admission: Free Relax and enjoy some great music along with great wine and food. Sprung from the western hills of Virginia, Parker's Pillbox is an on-the-rise power trio to watch. Parker's Pillbox is instantly recognizable by their unique, cohesive sound, which manages to be unto itself while drawing influences from a multitude of genres. Flavors of country, jazz, grunge, and good 'ol southern rock and roll blend together to create music which is truly an experience. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708181
18. Saturday Afternoon Music with Ball & Chain New River Vineyard & Winery, Fairlawn Saturday, June 10, 2023, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Admission: Free Join New River Vineyard & Winery on the patio for an afternoon enjoying their wine, frozen wine slushies, handcrafted beer and music from Ball & Chain. Ball & Chain is a stripped down acoustic rock duo. A girl from the mountains of Virginia and a boy from the Bronx. The regional musical influences of each coalesce into melodious tension. Passion, fun and sass pervades Jon & Lucinda’s blend of rock, R&B, and blues, resulting in vocals and harmonies that stroke your soul. Seating is first come, first served. Guests can bring a blanket and chair. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708884
19. Arc in the Park 2023 Nellie's Cave Park, Blacksburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 3:00 - 6:00 PM Admission: Free Enjoy the free food including an all-you-can-eat hot dog bar and pulled pork barbecue, outdoor field games, face painting, entertainment, snow cones and friendships. The Gift Card Raffle will help raise funds for the organization. Prizes include gift cards from Avellinos, PKs, The Maroon Door, Zeppoli’s, In Balance Yoga, The Cellar, The Lyric and lots more. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased online or in person at the event. The prize drawing will be held at the event at 5:00 PM. Participants do not have to be there in person to win. The event is handicap accessible. The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708881
20. Rockin' Main Street Concert Series with Travis Reigh and The Jared Stout Band Downtown Christiansburg, Christiansburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 5:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free The Town of Christiansburg and the Christiansburg Parks & Rec continues their Rockin' Main Street Concert Series featuring music from The Jared Stout Band and Travis Reigh. Attendees can purchase food and drinks from a selection of food trucks and wine and beer vendors. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the live performances. Travis Reigh is a singer-songwriter born and raised out of Southwest Virginia, bringing you original material with rock roots and a country sound that you don't want to miss. Get ready to experience the high-octane energy and soulful sound of the Jared Stout Band! This alt-country powerhouse hails from Southwestern Virginia and is known for their unique blend of Appalachian rhythm and blues. As runners-up for the "On-The-Rise" award at FloydFest 22, the Jared Stout Band delivers an unforgettable performance by bringing their own energetic and soulful original songs to the stage. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707447
21. Mount Tabor Ruritan Club June Fish Fry with The Blacksburg Community Band Slusser's Chapel Church of God, Blacksburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Adults: $12.00 Children Ages 3-11: $6.00 Children Under 3: Free Carry-Outs: $12.00 The Mount Tabor Ruritan Club presents their June Fish Fry with the Blacksburg Community Band performing. Enjoy a serving fish, fries, slaw, homemade desserts and beverage. The Blacksburg Community Band, Inc. is an all-volunteer community organization formed in 1989 under the auspices of the Department of Parks and Recreation in the Town of Blacksburg, Virginia. This is a fundraiser for the Ruritan Club's community service projects and scholarships. Held rain or shine under the picnic shelter below the lower church parking lot. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708078
22. 2023 Music on the Lawn Concert Series with Virginia Hollow Christiansburg Library, Christiansburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Admission: Free Virginia Hollow is a mixture of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Indie, and Rock. A singer-songwriter band that performs songs written by lead singer Carrie Hinkley, along with an occasional handpicked cover or two. Virginia Hollow is a band and a sound born from the hills, valleys and mountains of Appalachia. Their performances and music take you on a journey fraught with raw emotions and stories of love, trust, betrayal and longing. Each month, one talented local band will play a concert on the library's lawn after hours. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening under the stars. Feel free to bring a picnic as well. This concert is rain or shine. In case of rain, the concert will be moved inside. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=707890
23. Slushie Saturday with Music from Furious Jones Moon Hollow Brewing, Blacksburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Moon Hollow Brewing presents their first Slushie Saturday with Music from Furious Jones. This Summer every Saturday is now Slushie Saturday at Moon Hollow. This Saturday will have two slushies available one made with Ebb & Flow Prickly Pear and one non-alcoholic slushie, Prickly Pear Raspberry flavored. Singer and songwriter Furious Jones will perform a live acoustic solo show featuring Americana, Blues, Folk, and Rock with both originals and extensive covers. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708719
24. Mist on the Mountain in Concert Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg Saturday, June 10, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Mist on the Mountain is an Irish Traditional Music group based in the New River Valley of southwest Virginia. From lively jigs and reels to heartbreaking laments and rollicking ballads. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708745
25. Dean Trimble in Concert Long Way Brewing, Radford Saturday, June 10, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Dean Trimble is a musician playing 70s and 80s classic soft rock and classic country and he is based in the New River Valley. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708860
26. Cary Wimbish Band in Concert Brick House Pizza, Radford Saturday, June 10, 2023, 7:00 - 10:00 PM Admission: Free The Cary Wimbish Band makes its debut performance at Brick House Pizza. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Cary Wimbish has quickly earned a loyal following in the Richmond area since his debut in 2018. Combining powerful vocals with both acoustic and electric guitar, Cary’s repertoire includes covers of well known traditional country, bluegrass, classic rock and blues songs. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708866
27. June Blacksburg Vintage Market Market Square Park, Blacksburg Sunday, June 11, 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Admission: Free The Blacksburg Vintage Market hosts their June Vintage Market. Vendors will be selling all things vintage from clothes, jewelry, vinyl records, and more. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708681
28. Sunday Mountain Music Series with Indian Run Stringband Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke Sunday, June 11, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Admission: Free The Indian Run Stringband plays fiddle and banjo foot stomping dance tunes and sings traditional songs with old time harmonies perfect for dancing the two step. From dance tunes to the blues, the Indian Run Stringband plays with love and abandon. They make old-time music fresh and new. Stop by Salt Pond Pub every Sunday starting Memorial Day weekend through August for live music and delicious food & drinks. Perfect for relaxing with the whole family (furry friends welcome too). Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708136
29. Gearheads For A Cause for Ashley Ray Blue Ridge Church, Christiansburg Sunday, June 11, 2023, 5:00 - 9:00 PM Admission: Free Gearheads For A Cause is hosting a special cruise in in memory of Ashley Ray of Dublin, VA that was took from this world at the young age of 25. Ashley was a amazing mother of two sons and always happy and outgoing. The money raised will be for Ashley's family to help with her two boys and the family's needs. Vehicles of all type are invited to attend as well as spectators. Admission and entry are free. There will be a raffle, cake walk and vendors on site. Gearheads For a Cause hosts car shows to help raise spirits given all our community has undergone and bring together an otherwise separated community. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708892
30. Freddy Modad in Concert Palisades Restaurant, Eggleston Sunday, June 11, 2023, 5:00 - 7:30 PM Admission: Free Guitarist Freddie Modad performs classic rock and more. Reservations are not required, but recommended for dining area seating. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708893
31. MLB / USA Baseball: Burlington Sock Puppets vs. Pulaski River Turtles (Saddle-Up Sunday) Calfee Park, Pulaski Sunday, June 11, 2023, 7:00 - 10:00 PM General Admission: $5.00, Seniors Ages 65 & Older: $1.00, Kids 6 & Under: Free Grandstand: $11.00, Reserved Seating: $12.00, Party Zone: $12.00, Club Seating: $15.00 The Pulaski River Turtles MLB / USA Baseball's Appalachian League team hosts the Burlington Sock Puppets as they continue their 2023 season. Saddle-Up Sunday returns. Arrive early for free cowboy hat giveaways while supplies last and take a ride on the buckin’ mechanical bull. Rides are free of charge. It's also Sunday Savings featuring concession specials. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Link: http://www.nextthreedays.com/FeaturedEventDetails.cfm?E=708695
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2023.06.09 22:55 fitterniti TheRiseofSkywalker Rewrite

TL;DR: Should be titled rewriting the whole new trilogy. Basically felt I could do a better narrative job of the trilogy after watching a few in depth critiques on YouTube. Focus was on doing justice to new characters while giving. Epic send-offs to Legacy characters. With a healthy dose of action and wtf moments sprinkled in.
Huge Star Wars Fan as that's one of my fondest memories of my late Grandfather. That and Godzilla. We never missed a showing of any of the films. I wish he were here to watch the new trilogy with me but given how disjointed and incoherent the new films turned out to be, I'm glad he's happy in heaven. Anyhoo. Honestly, I don't think we need to even rewrite these movies too much because they had all the ingredients to begin with. However, here's my painstakingly thought out Re-Write. This took a good part of two hours to write folks. Off the top of my head on a Friday midnight with bare minimum effort. I cannot fathom how a billion dollar studio couldn't afford writers who did not even understand basic setup and payoff, consequences to actions and building suspense and grand setpieces. What an incredibly wasted opportunity. Let me know what you think of my re-write of the plot. Aight. I'm a go cool off my aching fingers in some ice now while you peruse my rambling poorly structured sentences. 😂
PART ONE: This remains largely the same. But Rey and Finn fall hard for each other eventually. Kylo is split between the dark and light and genuinely believes the Jedi were the ones in the wrong and wants to bring about balance by destroying both the Jedi and the Sith. Snoke is a major influence. Let him be present and not just a shadow. Good vs Evil yada yada. Kylo hesitates on the bridge scene with Han but something flashes in his mind and makes him grasp a Ruby bracelet on his wrist. Memories of a past he had suppressed. Han notices the turmoil in his son and says "Ben. . ". As he reaches out to embrace his son, the turbulent memories trigger the saber to ignite, killing Han Solo. Kylo accepts his journey to the darkness and gets shot by Chewie. Rey and Kylo stand-off near the end. Except Rey doesn't nearly win. Finn loses a leg or arm in his blinded rage for Kylo killing Han Solo. Kylo is freakishly strong. Rey and Finn are saved by the skin of their teeth as Poe saves their asses instead of some natural calamity. This cements their friendship further. Luke's history is detailed. How he retired. Blah blah. Rey then goes and finds Luke. The end. Oh and btw, Finn has a better relationship with Poe and deeper bond with Han Solo while Rey gravitates intensely towards Leia and is good friends with Poe (but only after Poe's skepticism that she can be a Jedi fades near the end of the plot) This will have a solid pay off later.
PART TWO: Luke begrudgingly allows Rey into his personal space. He also doesn't chuck the light saber but takes it back to his hut and begins to dismantle it. Rey fights him and in the tussle he breaks down and confesses about why he quit. The Jedi had to make a terrible choice in the past. To save younglings and mother's in a distant home base or protect the few hundred fighters they had remaining. The Jedi are left in this tough spot when facing the tyranny of the new order - something they presumed was a remnant of the Emperor's reign but in reality, was a slowly rising menace new to this time in the galaxy. Stuck in between a rock and a hard place, they chose wisely not emotionally. Which is what the Jedi are. They're pragmatic. Not the heroes. Kylo was a Jedi master at this time and not a trainee. He couldn't stand by the orders of the Jedi as his friends and padawans were being mercilessly slaughtered. They saved the future but at the cost of the present. Cue heart wrenching scenes of Kylo disobeying the Jedi, breaking off to save the kids etc., while the Jedi stand their ground defending the military locations. Luke chases after Kylo after feeling that the threat has been handled. He reaches the home base to find a Kylo kneeling in the ruins, ashen remains of younglings around and his padawan in his arms. Luke approaches Kylo as he's giving a monologue about how they had to make the tough choice and Kylo is seething in rage. He crushes the bones of the ashen body, his sadness turning to anger while the Ruby bracelet his padawan used to wear is left behind as the only memory of his closest friend in his hands. He blames the Jedi for this tragedy, calls them monsters and as Luke tries to stop him, a battle ensues between them with Luke almost killing him. This cements both of their positions. Luke, withdrawn and head held down, apologizes to Kylo and tells him that he hopes he understands someday. That great sacrifices are needed sometimes. And that you cannot always save Everyone. In fact. It's only the sith that think along those lines. Luke retires. Realising that this time, they've gone too far. The Jedi have paid a price that cannot be justified in the name of the greater good. He quits and exiles himself while Kylo, seeking answers from the dark side is eventually led to Snoke. Po and Finn (with his new arm/leg) go on more buddy adventures replacing the whole Rose animal saving arc. Snoke wants Rey really bad so we keep that arc and Kylo boards Leia's ship instead of flying around to capture Rey and bring her in. Po and Finn aren't on board so it's free game for Kylo. A standoff ensues with a big fight which ends with Kylo raging about and losing control of his force powers. Blowing everyone in the room out into space. . the shields come on but not fully and Rey is stuck near the edge holding on to Leia with her dear life stopping her from flying off into space. Kylo is climbing up towards Rey and about to put the restraints to capture her. That's when he notices Leia and she looks him in the eyes. She let's go to Rey's horror and as Kylo strikes down in anguish, Rey dodges but he's too fast and slaps on the restraints. Kylo immediately jumps through into space after his mom while calling in ships to rescue them and bring Rey in. Cue scene like the Guardians of the Galaxy Part Two where Quill fails to save Yondu at the end. Leia uses her hidden force powers: NOT to shield herself and Marry Poppins her way into the ship. But to save her beloved son, despite everything. Kylo sheds tears breaking down as he holds his mother, feeling her last breaths through the force. He mutters "Not you. . Not you too". . She whispers "There's still some good in you. . And I see it in her too. . Ben. . Save her, she's . ... .." . . Silence. . as Leia's hand freezes while caressing Kylo's face and she dies. Kylo gets saved by the troopers and they depart to Snoke's lair, letting Leia's body float away into the deep dark nothingness of space. Entombed forever. Rey is tortured by a Kylo who is slowly losing his cool but she resists and puts up a force fight against his mind. Both end up in Snoke's room and the SAME shenanigans ensue. Snoke senses the confusion in Kylo and goes about treating him like a child. Snoke CHIDING Kylo and punishing him now makes more sense. While Rey tries her best to be the good guy and take on Snoke to only be mocked and thrown about. Snoke starts killing the resistance ships in space one by one. His minions have also captured a few of the rebels and brings them to knee in front of them - shock and awe as part of the folks kneeling are Finn and Poe. Here comes a major change and I feel Oscar Isaac would personally love this one. Poe gets a brutal ass fucking death with limb dismemberment etc. while everyone else tries to stop it but gets fucked up by Snoke and his incredible powers. Similar to that Negan scene from The Walking Dead and also makes more sense here as Poe's death in Part One as per Disney's initial plans would've been pointless (insufficient character growth to justify a meaningful death) Even Kylo is not cool with this and tries to intervene because this is too violent and too much but gets ragdolled like a bitch. Snoke even claims that HE was the one who put that distractiom in Kylo's memory, making him pull the trigger on the saber that killed Han. He gave Kylo the perfect memory at the perfect time to give him that one push over the edge. He influenced Kylo's rage, blinding him and making him take his own father's life. Snoke jeers and Kylo and Rey, claiming they're far more pathetic than he thought and they're unworthy of his teachings and presence. Poe is almost done for but being the badass that he is, musters what little strength he has to wink to Rey as she force pushes the blaster into his hands. Born out of pure fucking desperation to save his friends, Poe focuses his last ounce of strength and shoots Snoke straight in the face, blinding him in one eye. Buying just enough time for both Kylo and Rey to reach for the sabers, however, Rey gets hers first and absolutely wrecks Snoke as Finn rushes to Poe Dameron, holding him as he breathes his last. Kylo fends off an entire room of the Red guys 1v6. Rey vs Snoke is going on. Rey taps into the dark side. Juices up. Chops up Snoke and blows him up and as he's dying she still keeps going apeshit on him while Kylo has to step in and restrain her. Even he has a difficult time but manages to reign her in. Snoke dies. So does Poe. Kylo apologizes, saying this isn't how he envisioned things. As he's about to walk off, a sinister voice rises from the darkness beyond Snoke's corpse. Laughter echoing in the chambers as Snoke's remains, a lifelesss mangled corpse floats into the air with electricity arcing from his fingers and eyes. . And the ICONIC DIALOGUE is whispered in a booming growl "Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the dark side". . It's fucking Palpatine as a floaty ghosty mother frocker, grinning from ear to ear while Snoke's corpse collapses to the floor and this OMINOUS DEATH looking bastard rises into full frame. . movie ends. . Cut to black 🙄 Palpatine was the one controlling Snoke all along and he somehow survived the atomization and explosions. However, at least here, he is in Ethereal form and not Corporeal so it's easier to digest the fact that a Sith so fricking hungry with immortality and power would manage to continue his existence. . somehow. It's palatable. It's also palpable. It's also. . Wait for it. . Palpa-TINE. . Badum Dish. . Drumroll please. . I got puns for days 🤣
PART THREE: Movie starts off like The Two Towers. Zooming shots throughout Snoke's Palace while the sound bytes of the Part Two's climax play through with camera panning into the Throne room as the final moments of Part two play out all over again. Sheer panic and dread has set in. Poe is gone. Snoke is but a puppet in the true sense. Emperor looms over Rey, Finn and a befuddled Kylo who's now questioning everything he ever fought for. Emperor plays with them like they're little ants, frying them, flinging them and ripping off Finn's fake (arm/leg). He's toying with them and torturing them. And just as he's about to do finish them, the massive ass heavy doors to the throne room are flung apart like paper. Standing in the corridor backlit by green is a cloaked figure that whispers "I thought I threw you into the abyss". . As the lightsaber ignites in Glorious Green and the green light cascades onto an incredibly PISSSED OFF Luke Skywalker. "It can't be. You were in exile!" mutters a grumpy Emperor. A ridiculously immense "feat of strength" battle ensues similar to that of Dumbledore vs Voldemort. Both parties pulling out force powers out of their ass in magnitudes that are ripping the ships internals to shreds and endangering everyone else. It becomes a stalemate and they escape with their lives. And now, the "Somehow Palpatine returned" dialogue makes sense, especially when it comes from LUKE's mouth and not frickin Meriadoc Brandybuck. Luke explains to everyone else how Palpatine was an ancient evil he once fought and destroyed with his father Anakin. Everyone's shitting bricks because the Emperor clearly never died in the true sense of the word and has remained busy in the shadows as Snoke, rebuilding his empire, pulling all the strings. That's also WHY EVERYTHING LOOKS AND FEELS THE SAME WITH THE VILLAINS. MOTIFS, VEHICLES, DEATH STARS. BECAUSE ITS THE SAME BAD GUY ALL ALONG. 😅 Cue a final desperate adventure where Kylo comes to terms with his failures and how he was being misled all along. Sombre scene between him and Luke. He tells Luke "I don't know what to do. I cannot seek forgiveness. I allowed all this to happen. So many lives. I thought I was doing this for the greater good. For the balance. I knew there would be no coming back from this for me. But others could thrive in a new world". . Luke replies.."The greater good. Some of the worst things in the world were started with the best intentions. The Jedi were noble but they were also human. .and flawed.".... ... "All those lives I've taken .. " says an absolutely shattered Kylo Ren.. ..Luke replies. . "Lives that can never be brought back. But you can pay for theirs with the life you own now..We can put an end to it. It's not too late to see it through to the end. .".. ..Luke locks eyes with Kylo "Your mother and father loved you more than anything Ben. As do I". . Luke also tells Ben about how his grandfather, Darth Vader chose to be a father in the end and helped destroy the Emperor, eventually dying as Anakin Skywalker instead. This can lead to the scene where Ben breaks the Darth Vader helmet memento to bits and sheds his own helmet too. Tearjerker scene can follow where Ben Solo has a Skype call with mom and dad force ghosts who also give a cryptic message that he should talk to Luke because Luke has something incredibly important to tell him) - instead of the dumb scene with Han where he's a "memory"?. . Self forgiveness FTW? 😅 Rey comes to terms with Luke's warning about giving in to the dark side and TRAINS HARDER while Finn baby takes over Poe's mantle and fills in the Ace Pilot spot, wearing Poe Dameron's jacket and colors. Macguffin adventure with Luke Skywalker ensues.
THE GRAND FINALE. Finn leads the way to fight in space and stop the death destroyers. Rey, Ben and Luke go to the ground game to finish the emperor, once and for all. While enroute, Luke sits the kids down and tells them why The Emperor wanted both of them and their powers. They're brother and sister, born as a dyad, a strong bond in the force that was so United, it posed a threat to the fabric of the force itself. This happens once every few generations and they had to separate them during childhood once they figured out that Snoke had sent assassins to capture them. This also makes INCREDIBLE SENSE as to why Han and Leia could not be seen together and why Rey had been hidden away on a desert planet somewhere. Rey's parent is a LITERAL SKYWALKER. Someone she's been talking to all this time and only now finds out that it's her actual mom. Fuck me in the heartstrings. They both break down, mend their differences and get ready for the final fight. The Emperor has grown way stronger. The battle does not go easy. Ben's own soldiers, the Knights of Ren are a menace and nearly bring both Rey and Kylo to their knees. Except. Kylo calms himself down and in a moment of PURE CHEER WORTHY AWESOMENESS, he focuses himself to the point where his SPUTTERING LIGHT SABER BECOMES SOLID STATE LIGHT. A true saber but in all of its red glory. The brother sister duo tap into the force and start fighting together, blending their styles instead of doing their own thing while Luke faces off against the Emperor again. The knights are finished eventually but Luke is not winning at all. The Emperor uses some cheap tricks and tries to one shot Kylo and Rey but Luke gets in front of them taking the full brunt of the hit. As Luke is unable to stop the massive force lighting and starts to disintegrate, he looks back at his niece and nephew, smiles and tells them to look into the force, "You will always find us there". . Luke disappears, the Emperor falters, and his force lightning fades for a brief second. And that's all the siblings needed to make full use of Luke Skywalker's noble sacrifice. They attack with everything they have, exchange banter in between and just as the Emperor launches another Salvo of Force Lightning saying "I am ALL the Sith", Ben and Rey cross their sabers together and block the lightning. While they struggle to keep the lightning at bay, all of the force ghosts appear together as a result of the Dyad fusion, supporting them from behind. The force ghosts light sabers materialise into reality and the duo join them to their own sabers and reflect the lightning back to the Emperor, while saying this quote in return "And we are ALL THE JEDI". Emperor destroyed for good now 😤 . . SOMEHOW. . NO. NO SOMEHOW. HE'S DEAD FOR GOOD.
No awkward, out of the blue cringe fucking kiss scene like between Ron & Hermione after killing the Basilisk. All those ReyLo fans can weep in a dustbin. And the Dyad now makes sense. Every legacy character's death makes sense and has meaning. Each death also is in sequence. Han goes first. Leia follows. And Luke is the last to kick the bucket. Emperor's comeback also makes sense. Somewhat. The ending makes even more sense. Kylo (Ben). Rey. Finn. Reunited. They re-build the Resistance. And also teach a new philosophy of Balanced approach. Neither giving in to the dark side. Nor being blinded only by the light side. A new way forward. Led by the Skywalker genes through the combination of an Organa and a Solo in a new temple. Finn and Rey profess love for one another. And the last scene is her burying the force ghost's sabers in the ground until they're needed.
Years pass. Dry af desert planet. Rey and Finn are building their home. Random ass desert camel lady passes by asking "I've not seen you around here". . Rey replies "We're new here", as she looks down at her pregnant tummy and Finn working on their home in the distance. "What's your name, my dear?" asks the dry as a stick camel lady. . "Rey. . " comes a quick reply . . "Rey who?" Asks the annoying dust bag old lady. . "Rey Organa" . . Says Rey in a contemplative low voice. . Taking a look back at Finn, she smiles and says with a slight tremble . . "and that's my husband, Finn Solo".. "Rey Organa and Finn Solo, from the Skywalker Clan" . . Says Rey with Utmost confidence now in her voice.. The screen fades to black on a sunkissed Rey's face as she is now looking into the future, sure of the legacy she wants to carry ahead.
FADE TO BLACK on the Two Suns of Tattooine.
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2023.06.09 22:50 ModernWarMexicn [H] A bunch of steam keys [W] offers

New games:
Signs of the times- Mafia 3 DLC
Monster crown
Strange brigade
Hollow knight (2)
Lone fungus
Space com
Conan chop chop
Quantum Break
Sonic & Sega: All-Stars Racing
Honey I joined a cult
Get in the car, loser
Superhot: mind control delete
Crying suns
Bendy and the dark revival
The surge 2
Colt canyon
Song of horror: complete edition
Is Simon there? (Steam gift)
Post void
Out of the box
Slain: back from hell
Kingdom rush
Borderlands 3 directors cut
Metro exodus
Spec ops the line
Life is Strange 2: Complete Season
The invisible hand
Metro redux bundle
Double kick Heros
Between the stars
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
The ambassador: fractured timelines
Death Stranding Directors Cut
The life and suffering of sir Brante
The long dark: survival edition
Kerbal space program
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2023.06.09 22:30 dreamingofstarlight what your fav stereotypically trans video game/game genre says about you!

Minecraft: You're either a 15-year-old halfway-closeted zoomer or an openly trans 30-year-old computer programmer. Either way, you have highly advanced technical knowledge of obscure Minecraft mods and routinely spend dozens of hours building elaborate contraptions to grind for resources marginally more efficiently. You've been sad ever since your favorite trans-centric Minecraft server with around 2 active users imploded due to internal drama, and - if transfemme - are statistically proven to be responsible for at least 75% of "skirt go spinny" and programming sock memes on traa.
Celeste: To you, every conversation is an opportunity to recommend Celeste. No discussion of platformers, video games in general, trans people, mental health, or mountain-climbing is complete without at least one reference to Celeste. You have at least one houseplant, and you're still struggling with your mental health - but are steadily getting better, and enjoy helping others who are less well-off than you. Someday, you wish to see an actual mountain in real life.
Fallout New Vegas: You've spent countless hours reading through obscure video game lore and arguing with edgelords on internet forums over whether or not a fascist Roman-empire cosplayer would be bad, actually, and even more hours finding obscure mods to add to your already-bloated game. You have Hbomberguy's video essay "Fallout: New Vegas is Genius, and Here's Why" playing on loop 24/7, and your NCR flag hangs proudly unironed next to your trans flag, lesbian flag, and leftist ideology flag.
Stardew Valley: You're a generally chill and relaxed person, although you're incredibly passionate about memorizing and cross-referencing extensive charts of item drops and gifts for you favorite characters. Sometimes, you feel the urge to start a real-life gay farming commune with your online polycule, before remembering all of them live several hundred miles away from you and none of you know how to farm.
Fallen London/Sunless Sea/Sunless Skies: You generally spend far too much time on elaborate worldbuilding, character backstories, and sick lines of prose for various tabletop role-playing games; despite this, you don't actually have much experience in ttrpgs, and you're much too anxious to talk to strangers and find a party in real life (you've been searching for a play-by-post group online, to no avail.) You have a rather unique fashion sense, and like to imagine yourself as a Victorian academic-stroke-bohemian from time to time.
Guilty Gear: brisket.
VNs: You utilize gay romance-centric visual novels to distract from your feelings of loneliness and apathy and temporarily fill the void in your heart. Unlocking cute new CGs never fails to make you "d'aww", until the realization sets in that you're still lonely and you'll never have what the protagonist has. Despite being extremely socially awkward, you've picked up on the art of choosing the best dialogue option in-game (although you always select the others too, for the sake of completionism.) You're extremely indecisive, and regularly wish you had access to a real dialogue-select menu and save system when communicating and making decisions.
Map Games: You were an obnoxious pseudo-intellectual conservative in your youth before you rapidly pivoted to obscure far-left ideologies over the course of your transition. You're a firm believer in fully automated luxury gay space communism, and will spend days planning and perfecting every detail of your custom space empires and colonies before giving up on them after around half an hour of actual play. You spend much of your time utilizing your surface-level understanding of history, politics, cartography, and vexillology debating people on Reddit over HOI4 mods. Secretly, you wish you had a less time-consuming and more fun hobby, but it's a habit for you now and you're too depressed to change.
Indie Art Games: You have a tendency to read far too much into things, and have incredibly elaborate daydreams that you can never quite seem to put to paper whenever you try creating art. Most of your favorite games are decades-old, and nobody outside of niche internet fan communities and video essay enthusiasts have heard of them. You will defend to the death the theory that Madotsuki from Yume Nikki is trans, and enjoy the psychological nature and social commentary of horror - but most definitely not the jumpscares. You've considered starting a video essay channel yourself, but ultimately concluded that cementing your personal interpretation of a work into the public consciousness would erase alternate perspectives of that same work.
/uj i know ultrakill and hollow knight are also stereotypical trans games but i'm not familiar with them at all, feel free to add in comments. i died like 200 times in the free demo for ultrakill im not adding that shit
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2023.06.09 22:11 DueMacaron7789 Two to three date rule

So I’m thinking about entering back into being a sugar baby. However the whole experience was kind of traumatizing. I would go on dates with men and they all seemed to have in their mind that you would sleep with them right away or at least by date three. And I was part of another sugar dating subreddit and the sugar daddies on there would claim that sugar dating is different and that there are implied rules and if I can’t handle it to get out “the bowl”. Couple this with the hook up culture where women are having casual sex for free , it makes it seem like a woman couldn’t possibly have a different standard of a timeline she would feel comfortable having sex other than by date 3.
However I also saw plenty of posts where women agreed to have sex by date 2 or three and men ended up doing fucked up things to them, raping them etc. It was no surprise to me because this type of dating /sex work/ whatever you want to call it attracts some real weirdos. Like if the guys on the sites are so wealthy and charming etc why do they have to pay women for relationships ? 🤔. Yet some of the men would say that it was because they wanted to date women so much younger than them, but they saw it as real “dating”, and had feelings for their sugar babies. I started telling these sugar babies on the subreddit that men are just telling them this in my opinion, and truly just see them as escorts. If they didn’t see them as escorts , then there wouldn’t be this three date rule to have sex especially since that is very unsafe for women since you can’t possibly know a persons character before three dates . The sugar daddies also make a fuss about things being transactional yet they create this standard that allowance doesn’t start until sex commences. But they have feelings for us? Yea right. I ended up getting banned from that subreddit for saying this.
I went on to inform people on the subreddit that after all the dates I went on with men from seeking arrangement , a large percentage of men used terms like PPM which in my mind is very escortish. If men were really on the site for a relationship they would use terms such as allowance . Yet the sugar daddies on the subreddit had an explanation for this, claiming they had been burned by women before who would take the allowance and ghost them . Ok, that makes sense. But couple that with everything else they say I don’t find it believable .
It just seems like all of these men want to lie to themselves and us that they are looking for a prostitute. They want to seem like they are too high class to pay a prostitute , and want us to think they are too. Some dates I went on with men where I agreed to have sex with them by the third date would ghost me after. I explained this on the subreddit and said I think they just wanted a prostitute and I was a pump and dump/notch on their belt and I read responses from sugar daddies telling me that maybe I was boring or we weren’t sexually compatible and the guy realized it . Sorry, but I’ve never had bad luck with this type of stuff in vanilla dating with high status men . Granted, I usually ignore all of this three date rule nonsense in vanilla dating and like to know who I’m having sex with before I have sex with them .
And who came up with the rule that allowance or ppm doesn’t start until the sex starts ? That is a thing too with this and it doesn’t make sense if what the sugar daddies are claiming is true, that they don’t view us as prostitutes /sex objects and are interested in a relationship . If you are interested in a relationship with me then helping me with bills shouldn’t be dependent on how soon I have sex with you . There should also be understanding and compassion that women face a huge risk of violence from men and we need time to know who we are having sex with and so not every woman is going to feel comfortable having sex by the third date. I am contemplating getting back into this but wondering if it’s even with my time anymore. Unless women push back against these stupid ideas I don’t see it working for me . Thoughts ?
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2023.06.09 21:54 ZookeepergameThin350 Car Hire in Lichfield: Exploring the Convenience of Rental Cars

Car Hire in Lichfield: Exploring the Convenience of Rental Cars

Car hire services in Lichfield provide a convenient and flexible transportation option for both locals and tourists. Whether you need a vehicle for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a longer journey, renting a car allows you to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. In this article, we will delve into the benefits of car hire in Lichfield, the types of rental cars available, tips for choosing the right service, and essential considerations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable car rental experience.

Introduction to Car Hire in Lichfield

Car hire, also known as car rental, offers individuals the opportunity to temporarily use a vehicle for personal or business purposes. In Lichfield, car hire services provide a range of vehicles to suit different needs, from compact cars for city exploration to spacious SUVs for family trips. Renting a car eliminates the reliance on public transportation schedules and allows you to have the freedom to travel wherever and whenever you desire.

The Benefits of Car Hire in Lichfield

Freedom and Flexibility

One of the primary advantages of car hire in Lichfield is the freedom and flexibility it provides. With a rental car, you have the flexibility to create your own itinerary, explore hidden gems, and deviate from the typical tourist routes. You can conveniently visit multiple attractions in a day, take spontaneous detours, and travel at your own pace without being restricted by public transportation schedules.

Convenience and Comfort

Renting a car offers unparalleled convenience and comfort, especially when compared to crowded buses or trains. You can enjoy a private and comfortable journey, with control over the temperature, music, and overall ambiance of the vehicle. Additionally, car rental allows you to store your belongings securely and have easy access to them throughout your trip.


Car hire in Lichfield can be a cost-effective option, especially for group travel or longer stays. Splitting the rental cost among several passengers can significantly reduce individual expenses compared to purchasing multiple train or bus tickets. Furthermore, car hire eliminates the need to rely on expensive taxis or ride-sharing services for every trip, providing potential savings in transportation costs.

Accessibility to Remote Locations

Lichfield is surrounded by picturesque countryside and charming villages that may not be easily accessible by public transportation. By renting a car, you can effortlessly reach these remote locations, explore scenic routes, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the region. Car hire opens up a world of possibilities for exploring the lesser-known attractions and hidden treasures of Lichfield and its surroundings.

Types of Rental Cars Available in Lichfield

Car hire services in Lichfield offer a diverse range of vehicles to cater to different preferences and requirements. Some of the common types of rental cars available include:

Economy Cars

Economy cars are compact and fuel-efficient, making them an excellent choice for city driving and short trips. They are budget-friendly and suitable for individuals or small groups.


Sedans provide a balance of comfort, space, and fuel efficiency. They are ideal for both city driving and longer journeys, offering ample legroom and storage capacity.


SUVs are spacious and versatile, perfect for families or groups traveling with luggage or equipment. They provide a comfortable ride and are suitable for off-road adventures or exploring rugged terrain.

Luxury Cars

For those seeking a touch of elegance and luxury, car hire services in Lichfield also offer a selection of high-end vehicles. Luxury cars provide superior comfort, advanced features, and a prestigious driving experience.

Tips for Choosing the Right Car Hire Service in Lichfield

To ensure a satisfactory car rental experience in Lichfield, consider the following tips when choosing a car hire service:

Research and Compare

Research multiple car hire in Lichfield to compare their offerings, prices, and customer reviews. Look for reputable companies with positive feedback regarding their vehicle quality, customer service, and overall experience.

Determine Your Needs

Evaluate your specific needs and preferences before selecting a rental car. Consider factors such as the number of passengers, luggage requirements, the type of terrain you plan to navigate, and any special features you may desire. Choose a car that best suits your needs and enhances your travel experience.

Check Rental Terms and Conditions

Thoroughly review the terms and conditions of the car hire service before making a reservation. Pay attention to details such as rental duration, mileage limits, fuel policy, insurance coverage, and additional fees or surcharges. Ensure that you understand and agree to all the terms before finalizing the booking.

Book in Advance

To secure the best selection of vehicles and competitive prices, it is recommended to book your rental car in advance, especially during peak travel seasons or busy periods. Early booking increases the chances of getting the desired vehicle and ensures a smooth pickup process.

Inspect the Vehicle

Before accepting the rental car, carefully inspect its condition and note any existing damages or issues. Bring any concerns to the attention of the rental company to avoid being held responsible for pre-existing damage. It is also advisable to take photographs of the car from different angles as evidence.

Making the Most Out of Your Car Hire Experience

To make the most out of your car hire experience in Lichfield, consider the following recommendations:

Plan Your Itinerary

Plan your itinerary in advance to make the most efficient use of your rental car. Research attractions, scenic routes, and parking facilities in Lichfield and its surrounding areas. Having a well-thought-out plan allows you to optimize your time and ensure a fulfilling travel experience.

Follow Traffic Rules and Regulations

Familiarize yourself with the local traffic rules and regulations in Lichfield. Adhere to speed limits, parking regulations, and any specific driving requirements to avoid fines or penalties. Stay updated on any road closures or construction that may affect your journey.

Keep Important Contact Information

Save the contact information of the car hire service and any emergency contacts in your phone or on a printed document. In case of any issues or emergencies during your rental period, you can easily reach out for assistance or guidance.

Return the Car on Time

Respect the agreed-upon return time for the rental car. Returning the car late may result in additional charges or inconvenience for the next renter. Plan your schedule accordingly to ensure a timely return.

Leave the Car in Clean Condition

Return the rental car in a clean and tidy condition. Dispose of any trash and remove personal belongings from the vehicle. Taking care of the rental car demonstrates your responsibility and consideration for the next customer.

Testimonials from Satisfied Customers

Here are some testimonials from customers who have enjoyed the convenience of car hire in Lichfield:
  • “Renting a car in Lichfield made our family trip so much more enjoyable. We had the freedom to explore the beautiful countryside and visit off-the-beaten-path attractions. It was a fantastic experience.” — Sarah G.
  • “I needed a reliable transportation option for my business trip in Lichfield, and car hire was the perfect choice. The convenience and comfort of having my own vehicle allowed me to navigate the city and attend meetings with ease. Highly recommended!” — James P.
  • “As a tourist visiting Lichfield, renting a car was a game-changer. I was able to visit multiple attractions in a day and explore the surrounding areas at my own pace. It made my trip much more memorable and convenient.” — Emma L.


Car hire in Lichfield offers the convenience, flexibility, and freedom to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. Whether for leisure or business purposes, renting a car allows you to create your own itinerary, discover hidden gems, and enjoy a comfortable journey. By following the tips provided and making the most out of your car hire experience, you can maximize your enjoyment and create lasting memories in Lichfield.


  1. What documents are required to rent a car in Lichfield?Generally, you will need a valid driver’s license, a credit card in the driver’s name for payment and security purposes, and proof of identification such as a passport or ID card. It is advisable to check with the specific car hire service for their requirements.
  2. Is there an age restriction for renting a car in Lichfield?The age restrictions for renting a car may vary among car hire services. In most cases, the minimum age requirement is 21 years old, and additional fees may apply for drivers under 25. It is best to check the age requirements and any associated fees with the rental company.
  3. Can I rent a car in Lichfield if I am a foreign visitor?Yes, foreign visitors can rent cars in Lichfield. You will need a valid driver’s license from your home country, an international driving permit (if required), and other necessary identification documents. It is recommended to confirm the specific requirements with the car hire service beforehand.
  4. Are there any additional fees or charges when renting a car in Lichfield?Additional fees or charges may apply, depending on factors such as additional drivers, young driver fees, insurance coverage options, fuel policies, and equipment rentals (e.g., GPS). It is essential to review the terms and conditions and ask the car hire service about any potential additional charges before finalizing your reservation.
  5. How can I extend the duration of my car rental in Lichfield?If you need to extend your car rental period, contact the car hire service as soon as possible to make arrangements. Keep in mind that extending the rental duration is subject to vehicle availability and may incur additional charges.
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2023.06.09 21:42 bnoonan037 [H] Humble keys [W] paypal, offers

Entire june bundle (not looking to separate right now)
Must-Play Metroidvanias
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Haiku, the Robot
Hollow Knight
Rain World
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2023.06.09 21:41 stlatos Too Laconic to Pronounce L

Over the years Krzysztof Witczak has written many papers about ancient Greek dialects. Besides the historical interest based only on linguistics, this occasionally provides some evidence for contact in the past, or a new interpretation that provides support for one theory vs. another. I’m especially interested in his work on Cretan dialects and their sound changes that might provide new insight into languages spoken on Crete, even Linear A (since looking for some of these changes might be needed to understand if it was Greek). I also saw his work on Laconian l-loss in https://journals.phil.muni.cz/graeco-latina-brunensia/article/view/26785 . This was the area around Sparta and Lákōn might mean ‘screaming’ from lak-, and another name for them was Lakedaímones (Screaming Spirits?). Modern Tsakonian deletes most -l- between vowels and even many l- can be lost in one dialect. This difference must go back over 2,000 years since l- > 0- is also found in the Lexicon of Hesychius (most copied from much older sources). It is odd enough that one dialect retained this feature (apparently continuing even in new loans) for so long, let alone that a modern dialect difference could remain in such a small area for so long. It also affected l- from d- (dáphnē \ láphnē ‘laurel’, Tsa. (l)afría https://www.reddit.com/etymology/comments/10a9qpf/etymology_of_daphne_laura/ ), which has no regular explanation but is also seen on Crete (dáptēs ‘eater / bloodsucker (of gnats)’, Cretan thápta, Polyrrhenian látta ‘fly’ https://www.reddit.com/mythology/comments/12bxbg8/minoan_sacrifice_fake_men_and_baskets/ ).

Since Laconian was located between Arcadia and Crete the change of l > w in both of those must have been behind l > 0 ( -l- > -w- > in G. genéthlios ‘giving birth / generative’, Arc. Genéswa-; *sh2al- >> G. hálmē, Cr. haûma ‘brine’; thélgō, Cr. theug- ‘charm/enchant/cheat/deceive’; Thes. zakeltís ‘bottle gourd’, Cret. zakauthíd- https://www.reddit.com/mythology/comments/12pxqf5/sacrifice_of_first_hair_and_first_fruits/ ). Since old *w > v in Laconian (usually written with b in ancient works), this shows the timing well. The loss of w in Ionic might be related to this, so two areal features met in Laconian at different times. Cretan also shows some -l- > 0 (Tálōn > Tā́n, which might allow tálanton ‘balance / talent (of weight/gold)’ > Linear A (a-)ta-na-te https://www.reddit.com/mythology/comments/13hw1ln/arcadian_gods/ ). Linear A makes no distinction for r / l and modern Cretan Greek shows evidence of l > r (Doric dī́lax ‘holm-oak’, Cretan azílakos / azírakos). Old evidence for r / l in G. from unknown source(s) seen in *sputharízō > spurthízō / pudarízō / pudalízō / podarízō ‘to kick-dance, step-dance (like the Highland Fling)’.

I also feel that Witczak missed some evidence that supports the age of l > 0. In *kald- \ *klad- > OIr claideb ‘sword’, OCS klada ‘beam/block’, G. kládos ‘branch’, kádmos ‘speacrest/shield’, it is likely that *kládmos > kádmos in Boeotian (Cadmus was the founder of Thebes). Also in Hesychius is Lac. maatrón : mōrón ‘stupid’, which seems to be a loan from Hittite marlatar ‘foolishness/stupidity’. This would be marlatar forming an adj. *marlatros > *malatros (r-r > 0-r) then > maatrós with Laconian l-loss. It’s not known how old this contact was, and another Anatolian language might have had a very similar word. Also, the word móthax \ móthōn ‘class of non-citizens raised as foster-brothers of Spartans / impudent fellow / licentious dance / kind of tune for the flute’ has no apparent source, but might be explained from a word with -l-. G. malthakós ‘soft/weak/gentle’ begins with mol- in Aeolic and seems to be related to G. blāk- ‘stolid/stupid’, Skt. mūrkhá- ‘stupid/foolish/silly/dull’. A change of malthak- \ *molthak- > móthak- would fit all this, with ‘stupid / blockhead’ > ‘impudent’ or ‘stupid / silly’ > ‘silly dance’, etc.

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2023.06.09 21:23 dogglesnake ChocoPro 315 🍫 Chie’s Road to Super Asia, Shin Suzuki & Choun Shiryu VS Sayaka Obihiro & Baliyan Akki. Tonight at 11 pm EDT, Live & Free on YouTube

ChocoPro 315: New Champs This weekend is a chaotic but important one for ChocoPro! In the first of two episodes, tonight we’ll see the stories of the championships igniting. Chie seeks to prove her championship worth against goblin & powerhouse, Sayaka desires revenge on Masa, and the new champs Choun & Shin take on Obi & Akki! Let’s Go, ChocoPro!
🍫 CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK! ChocoPro 315 🍫 Miya Yotsuba VS Chie Koishikawa VS Mei Suruga, Masa Takanashi VS Sayaka, Shin Suzuki & Choun Shiryu VS Sayaka Obihiro & Baliyan Akki. It airs TONIGHT at 11 pm EDT / 8 pm PDT (Tomorrow at 4 am BST, 12 pm JST). Live and Free on YouTube!
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Change the stage, escape the normal! ChocoPro is built different. Find out why wrestlers like it so much: Find a new home on the bleeding edge. (This is not your regular wrestling show.) Join us for this episode, or check out the back catalog of 17 wonderful Seasons on the Gatoh Move ChocoPro YouTube channel...260+ episodes with stories and pro-wrestling like you've never seen. New to the promotion? It features a roster of skilled veterans, rising stars, and wonderful guests fighting in the ChocoPro Arena: Ichigaya Chocolate Square. Subscribe for more content than just the live matches! (AEW Watch Alongs, Discussions, Interviews, Food Challenges, etc) Even if you can't catch it live, don't sweat it! It will still be available on the channel.

Three Way Match: Miya Yotsuba 🍀 VS Chie Koishikawa 🏵️ VS Mei Suruga 🍎

Energy Overload

Ichigaya’s Lucky Charm, Miya Yotsuba, is looking for a fight! The fan favorite student of the goblin is known for her mint-green gear and her overwhelming spirit. Miya brings a strength focused style that is surprisingly flashy (especially that Miya Hammer)! Our new powerhouse impressed at every task set before her, growing in skill and showing more raw talent with each outing. While she will need to deal with the goblin tactics of her teacher, she’ll also need to watch out for Challenger Chie’s fury! Good luck, Miya.
“Say Hello”, because Chie Koishikawa has arrived to dish out some of her signature speed chops! The Frantic Fencer is known for having "Too Much Energy" and an intense move set that compliments her boundless charisma. This time the standard bearer of the Fourth Generation is preparing for her Super Asia title match in the next episode! Will she be ready to prove to Hagane she is more than just “the protected”? ChocoPro’s orange geared knight will be giving her all to this last difficult quest before she takes on the Icy champ she knows all too well...
Mei Suruga is a vast sea of charisma. The Red Fairy of Ichigaya tends to convert new viewers into her “dummies” quite quickly, even the coldest heart finding it hard to resist her charm and explosive wrestling ability...despite her being such a Goblin most of the time! She will enjoy punishing her frequent tag partner and her student just as much as anyone else. Though she prefers tags and singles, triple threats are a rare tasty treat for her: Mei loves to get into dangerous situations to test herself, as is tradition for the Big Apple Girl!

Masa Takanashi 🍶


Sayaka 👗

Drunken Violence

Drunken Monkey Masa Takanashi is ready for anything! The president of Gatoh Move is known for racking up wins as much as he does bar tabs, with a swagger and slick technique that will have you questioning just how tipsy he is! The Counter Fighter of ChocoPro baits his opponents into reversals and trickery that will have them staring at the lights or tapping out in quick fashion. He’s got a lot of tricks up his sleeve, but will he be able to handle overwhelming power once more? Takanashi had better keep up that fancy footwork or he’ll find himself hammered into oblivion!
“I'm gonna kill you! Yayyyyy!” While she has become infamous for her unsettling cheerfulness and grim quotes, “Smiling Violence” Sayaka is known more for her ungodly brutal striking power. Those explosion like forearms stagger even the toughest opponents in Ichigaya! Add in Sayaka’s pin point dropkicking ability and her growing talent in pins and submissions, and Masa might find that the rising Twitch star is just too much to handle. Don't forget, Sayaka hangs out around Minoru Suzuki and survives to tell the tale! After all, she’s “happy to beat someone”!

Shin Suzuki 🍙 & Choun Shiryu 🐉


Sayaka Obihiro 💙 & Baliyan Akki ♠️

New Champs

An unfortunate twist of fate may have brought the “Utility Players” the belts, but Choun Shiryu & Shin Suzuki are the Asia Dream Tag Champs all the same! These two mesh well with just about any pairing, it makes sense that they sync together with machine precision. The Dragon of ChocoPro is a Wuxia hero (having done some of the most spectacular acts in Ichigaya) with his own fantastic flair! He is one of the most legitimate forces in the promotion. This Kung Fu master boasts a truly unique fighting style, pulling off action movie stunts you’ll not find elsewhere. His technically talented partner Shin is no slouch either! His warm personality and intense athleticism fit well with the general vibe of Ichigaya...and honestly, his knack for dealing with kids (as a proud father) comes in handy in this den of goblins and monsters! Shin’s strong grasp of fundamentals and Choun’s unorthodox approach combine to form an incredible pair of champions.
Another twist in this story: Sayaka Obihiro & Baliyan Akki are back on the same team! Any time we get more “Obi magic” on the screen, it is a good day. Her boundless charisma and eye catching maneuvers are some of the best in Ichigaya, it is always a pleasure to have her in a match. Between her heavy chops, throat thrusts, and her pin specialization, Obi is an all around danger in the ring (and the square). She'll be working with the Ace of the promotion, Baliyan Akki! Akki is a sight to see in Best Bros, but his energy is much more aggressive without Mei as his partner. The “Zephyr of Ichigaya” will need all of his arsenal (smooth transitions, combo striking, high flying, and even flash pins of his own) for this one, as these are two of his fated rivals from the past...who now hold the very belts he once proudly did! Fear not, because Akki defines quality in ChocoPro! The Ace will be looking for weakness in the new champs to exploit, because it won’t be too long until he holds a belt again...
Welcome to ChocoPro!
Come and see the wild creativity that produced Two of the Seven AEW Women's World Champions! (Both of which have appeared on ChocoPro!) You'll be wondering if you're seeing future champs, as well. ChocoPro is the Frontier of Pro Wrestling! Match after match of hard hitting, chaotic, fun bouts with a friendly online audience. We're quickly growing, and you're welcome to come along!
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

“What is this?”

ChocoPro is a free online promotion run by AEW's Emi Sakura, that takes place in the legendary Ichigaya Chocolate Square! It features a steady pace of live Episode releases, fan interaction, season long story arcs, and much more! A place where the turnbuckles are replaced with 14th floor windows, the ropes are often replaced with fans, unforgiving walls provide creative avenues for skills otherwise unthinkable, and you can take solace in knowing that the referees usually do nothing. While it might be a shocking change at first, the intensity and storytelling will leave you wanting more.

“Why are they fighting in ____?”

Short answer is that it is a cost effective, unique venue with a better availability schedule and allows the roster access for training. Emi Sakura has been using this place for a long time, and you might be surprised at some of the names that have used it (even outside of ChocoPro!). There are a few in-ring Episodes and Gatoh Move has in ring shows with crowds on the YouTube channel. Think of it like the Hart Dungeon but as a promotion, if that helps!

”What are the rules?”

While special match stipulations will usually be explained before the respective matches, the general rules of ChocoPro are simple. Pins only count on the Chocolate Mat and are not broken by the edge or Wall. Submissions usually only count on the Chocolate Mat, and ARE broken by reaching the edge or wall (sometimes ceiling...). Double pins and Double submissions are legal (and encouraged) in ChocoPro Tag matches, meaning cohesive teams will always have the advantage! Count Outs only exist if specified, since many matches stray from the comfort of the Chocolate Square into the streets (and the rest of the building itself!) There is a Time Limit for each bout (based on card placement and importance) and the Referee has discretion (even if they tend to do nothing most of the time!). Every Ref is different, some have different levels of bias and speed.

“How can I support them?”

Watch the show! Even if you can't see it live, the views matter! Like & Subscribe! You can join the Channel's membership for different tiers of perks...but also, you can buy single episode Sponsorship, Digital autographed photos, and more on their shop site as well as purchase shirts from PWTees (which features some great options!) If you'd like to donate or purchase a main wall sponsorship, you can via Paypal or Patreon...and don't forget to cheer for your favorites! (especially if you want to do a superchat!)

”How come there aren’t a lot of comments on the threads?”

ChocoPro is a YouTube show, meaning the discourse happens live...in the chat! Those that comment in the threads on here tend to do so in order to help new viewers that might be intimidated by the fast moving chat. Don’t be afraid to just dive in though, the community is friendly.

“Why are you posting this here? / Are you paid for this?”

This is a wrestling forum, and I'm trying to broaden the horizons of others! There is a lot of good wrestling out there...Plus growing the fan base means more people for me to joke around with! I honestly do believe this is what a lot of fans are looking for, even if it is too different for some! But different tastes are good. Variety is the spice of life. This is a labor of love (it really doesn't take that long) considering how much work they do to put on so many shows...for free!
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me on here or on Twitter, where I’m probably still sick! ChocoPro is for everyone!
Season Tracker: We're 15/18 into Season 18! (Each Season is usually around 18 episodes)
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2023.06.09 21:10 Jockxtarino Dark Souls Archetypes List

Greetings fellow hollow, Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you wanted to start a new playthrough in a Souls game for the twentieth time, only to find yourself out of ideas as to what type of character you should play next? Fret not my friend, for I have created a compendium of archetypes to help you make your next character.
But, what do I mean by "archetype"? You may ask. An archetype defines a playstyle by narrowing down the options available for weapons, spells and even the stats distribution. They are not meant as strict guidelines to follow, but rather to offer some help at trying out builds you might be unfamiliar with. So, basically, use them with as much flexibility as you want; the goal will always be to have the most fun possible.
You can check the list of archetypes here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IS83Fgc6M75nPhK--mSjzFDC1oVYK2dZzA-5FowAnNs/edit?usp=sharing
Let me explain a few of the terms that I use in this list.
The archetypes are grouped in four different Types: - Tanks: Archetypes that tend to use heavy armors and heavy weapons. Their playstyle focuses on getting “close and personal” with the enemies. Very straightforward and simple. - Warriors: They can’t sustain as much damage as tank archetypes, but they are played very similarly since they also focus on direct combat. They have more variety in weapons and spells though. - Rogues: These archetypes are the complete opposite, they try to avoid direct combat in favour of more unorthodox strategies, like applying debuffs (bleed, poison, etc.), high-risk high-reward attacks like parries and backstabs, or simply attacking with ranged weapons from a safe distance. Some of the most unique playstyles are among this group. - Mages: Archetypes that focus on spellcasting, although not exclusively. They require good resource management but feel more unique than other archetypes.
In the Weapons column you can check which types of weapons, shields and spells will be available to your character. I recommend only changing equipped weapons when near a bonfire, similar to the ‘Allocating spells’ option in the bonfire menu, this way there is more weight to which weapons you choose for each section of the game. Sometimes you will see something like ‘Weapon 1/Weapon 2’. This means that you can’t equip weapons of both types simultaneously, although you can still equip multiple weapons of the same type. If you see something like ‘Weapon 1+Weapon2’, that means that you can equip both weapon types simultaneously. It’s written like that simply because of how the table is styled. Of course, you can dual-wield any of the weapons available to your archetype as long as you respect the rules mentioned above. Spells are separated in different categories, if you have any doubts as to which spells pertain to which category, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.
The Equip Load column determines the average weight that you can carry, which means that you will have to change your gear (weapons, armor and rings) accordingly.
The Attibutes column indicates the importance of each attribute for every archetype, ‘1’ being the most important and ‘3’ the least. Names for attributes are from Dark Souls 3. For other games, adapt them as you see fit. These numbers also establish the limit you can upgrade each attribute. This limit can be surpassed if you want to meet the requirements for a specific weapon or spell that’s included in the ‘Weapons’ column; or completely ignore it if you don’t like it. 1: Max 40 (60 for Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and Faith if you want even more damage) 2: Max 30 3: Max 20 If an attribute is not listed, you should never upgrade it (with the only exception being ‘adaptability’ in Dark Souls 2).
In the Description column you will find a brief explanation of what is the ideal playstyle for each archetype. Read these carefully before deciding which archetype you want to try in order to make a better decision.
I’m not the biggest expert in Souls’ games, therefore any comment with ideas or doubts will be very welcome; as long as they are written respectfully of course. If you have an interesting proposition for a new archetype that is not already included in the list, please don’t hesitate to comment it, as long as it complies with the following rules: The names of the archetypes cannot reference a specific creature from the games or the lore (enemy, character, monster, etc.), nor to places. For example, “Thorn knight”, “Lord of Cinder” and “Millwood knight” are not adequate names. Archetypes define playstyles, not specific builds, consequently it’s essential that they are not reduced to a single weapon and/or spell type. For the same reason, archetypes are not meant for roleplaying nor for gimmicky builds. If you want a specific build like these, you can check the lists that already exist in the different wikis or in this very reddit. No archetype can repeat the weaponry of another one, there must always be at least 3 differences; although there can be exceptions if the playstyles truly are different. If you want to propose a new archetype, please make sure to include a clear description of its playstyle, as I won’t have time to test them to do so myself.
Thanks you so much for reading through all of this, and I hope this list can help you renew your love for the Souls games as it did for me.
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2023.06.09 21:02 nocturnavi VALORANT Challengers 2023 — North America / Playoffs / Live Discussion Thread

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2023.06.09 21:00 Shadoremi64 Would have Sonic Frontiers been more 'fun' if the progression was more open-ended?

This is something that I've been thinking about in relation to the island skips and launching glitches. I know I've mentioned on here before that it makes a lot of the game's objectives feel skippable and optional, but when I look at it from the other angle, it makes me wonder if future Sonic games could benefit from this kind of thing.
An example is my experience with Kronos Island. Me knowing that I could immediately access Giganto as soon as I reached the Blue Emerald, there was a sense of liberation in the gameplay when I first decided that I should try and farm as much EXP, Koco, and seeds as possible. There wasn't any mandatory cutscenes or events in the way, I could just freely run around Kronos, and when I felt like it could just tackle him when I was ready. A similar thing applies to Ares and Ouranos.
Then Chaos Island hit, and this is one map that I think requires that you fully complete it all. The Koco mini-games, the pinball, the hacking mini-game, etc. I couldn't just immediately go right to Knight, and admittedly it didn't feel as freeing because I was now having to work my way towards Knight through a series of mini-games and Emerald grinding.
It did make me wonder, what if the whole philosophy was set up this way? As in, instead of the game demanding that I work my way towards the zone's boss, that it has the boss accessible at all times and waits for me when I'm ready to go in? Something similar to Breath of the Wild's final boss with how it was accessible right away, but it was a really good idea to explore and complete a decent chunk of the rest of the game too.
There would need to be incentive to explore the rest of the zone, though, and in this case it's the power-ups. With Kronos, I could go in right away, but if I leveled up my strength and whatnot first, I could destroy him much faster and potentially have even more abilities.
With that said, I don't think I'd object to at least a few locks here and there. Perhaps a great middle ground for this game would be to still have the traditional vault and key system, but have it set up this way:
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2023.06.09 20:45 pdxscout Golf course suggestions for some tourists?

Hello Boisean golfers! If you could play two courses in your beautiful area, which two would you suggest?
We're looking for good views and exciting rounds. We're coming from Oregon, so we're used to trees and hills.
Right now, I'm looking at Quail Hollow and possibly Banburry or Shadow Valley. Am I on the right track?
Thanks so much for answering.
Edit: This is too funny. Portland and Ashland downvotes every golf-related thread, too. We truly are neighbors! Thank you so much for all of your recommendations. Y'all are top notch.
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2023.06.09 20:24 Mean-Classic-7739 Something in the blizzard pt.2

Part 2
Day 11
The pain was excruciating and all over my body. A thousand knives seemed to dig into me. I lay there for a minute with the dead creature still on top of me. I was trying to muster enough strength to get up and move this horrible thing off me, but I couldn’t. Finally, after what seemed like lying there for an hour Chloe came over and helped me move its dead body off me.
She froze when she saw me. I must’ve looked horrible so much had happened to me in the last 10 minutes. I saw her eyes move to my left hand. I found my tired eyes looking over, and what I saw was horrifying. My left hand was a bloody broken mess, fingers were missing, bones were sticking out in odd places, and a huge chunk of my palm was completely gone. I puked all over myself. Chloe looked like she was trying so hard to keep herself together.
The next few minutes were tense. Chloe tied one of her layers to my arm as a makeshift tourniquet. Then we slowly made our way home with Chloe practically dragging me.
They had to stitch my wounds while I was still conscious due to us not having anesthetics, and those were the most painful moments of my life. I felt the needle go in and out of my skin, I felt the small string pull my muscle and skin back together, and I felt when they had to cut one of my fingers off. It was absolutely excruciating and after it was done I passed out.
Chloe sat on the couch feeling awful and tired. She’d just spent an hour trying to get the food that had been in the fridge into coolers, but her mind was so busy she hardly cared. She felt awful about everything. There was so much she could’ve done, so many ways she could’ve helped me. So many ways that led to me still having a hand. If only I hadn’t been a coward, she thought, if I just hadn’t stood there maybe he would still have his hand. If only she’d just shot it again. She wiped her face trying not to cry. She had to be the strong one now, she had to be brave.
She was very curious, she wanted to know what exactly had happened to Carl. Joey hadn’t had the time to tell her whether or not the man was dead. She assumed he was due to the blood and the creature, but there was a small chance. She told Gretchen and Ronda (my mom) what her plan was. They agreed and she went to get ready.
She brought two guns, the sniper and the semi-automatic. She also found an old motorcycle helmet and decided to use that as a makeshift helmet. She knew if I had been awake I wouldn’t have not in a million years let her go, so she made her process quick just in case I did wake up.
Crunch! The snow had melted slightly the night before so now it felt more like walking across huge ice sheets. As she walked she realized she didn’t even have to use the GPS because of the blood trail. She followed it for a while, the snow constantly attacking her. After a couple of minutes, she found it. Lying in the middle of the street now with a fresh layer of snow on it was the creature, the hound as she’d begun to refer to it in her head. She hadn’t gotten a good look at it like I had so her eyes went wide when she saw the body. She was struck by how much its exoskeleton looked like big chunks of rocks. She also noticed the now frozen yellow-greenish blood around the body. Chloe leaned down to examine what was left of the head. What was left was a hollow shell of the exoskeleton; the gunshot in the mouth had practically liquefied everything in its head. She remembered how everything had exploded from the mouth and eye holes. The image of the eyes getting blown out from behind disgusted her.
She found herself examining the rest of the body and she couldn’t help but keep looking at the four legs. They looked so out of place on the body. They looked so mammalian for such an insect-like creature. They literally looked like stretched-out bald dog legs. She had a feeling of deja vu as she looked at the legs, she couldn’t help but think of the black dog they’d seen the other day. She made a note in her head that she wanted to take the body with her on the way back.
Finally, she stood up and started making her way towards the store. Like before she just followed the blood. She remembered when Joey ran into her he was covered in blood, like he’d slipped into the trail. She dreaded to think what he’d found in the showers. Her trek was slow and eerie. Then as she got closer the dead silence was cut by a ticking sound. She vaguely recognized it as something those spiders had made. Specifically the stinger ones. She kept the semi-automatic raised and got ready for a fight, but the ticking sounds slowly faded and she kept moving.
The store was just as she had left it early that morning. It was still a complete wreck. She hurried past the shattered glass and toppled shelves, through the small break room, and into the bunk room. It looked even worse than before. It looked like the creature had destroyed a few more things after it caught the headlamp. She specifically noticed a new deep gash in the bunk they’d hid behind.
As she walked into the shower room she heard a faint dripping sound. She started going one stall at a time to find it. First empty, second empty, but the third she wanted to throw up. Carl lay in the back of the stall, his body a bloody mess. His torso was almost gone. Everything inside of it had been ripped out along with most of his flesh. His ribs were shattered and lying on the floor. His spine was cracked and twisted. It looked like it had been broken. She threw up and stepped away from the sight, making her start to sob. Pull yourself together, she thought to herself, now isn’t the time. She wiped the tears off her face and continued. He had a daughter and a wife. She had to know what happened to them. So with much hesitance, she continued.
Fourth room empty, fifth empty, sixth empty, seventh empty, she stood next to the eighth stall dreading what she’d find inside. She didn’t want to see what was in there, but she would never forgive herself for not looking.
Two cocoon-looking things lay in the stall. They were white and pulsating slightly. They looked like the web cocoon the stingers had wrapped around the dog, but these were too big to be dogs. Instantly she knew what had happened to his wife and daughter. Chloe stepped away so she didn’t have to see it anymore, and then she had a thought. They wouldn’t leave them unattended, would they? She became much more nervous and started cautiously making her way from the room. She started to hear the ticking noises outside again and her hands started to shake. She took a deep breath and kept walking.
She walked into the main part of the store and saw a dozen or so stingers crawling in through one of the broken windows. She gasped, then in a hurry ducked back into the breakroom. Her whole body was shaking as she stood there listening to them scurrying around the store. Then after a minute one walked into the breakroom didn’t see her and disappeared into the bunk room. Then another went through, then another, then another, then another, and soon all but one had passed through. Her whole body was trembling when finally it walked through. This one was walking more slowly and looking around much more than the others, and suddenly its small beady eyes met hers. Scre… Rat-a-tatata! Four quick bullets cut through the stinger. All four hit it right in the head. She had a small feeling of triumph then Screech! The other stingers started running into the room. She hurried out in such a rush she didn’t watch where she was stepping and slipped on a piece of glass.
Smack! Her helmet slammed into the ground and then the rest of her. She watched them hurriedly crawl towards her. She tried to get a shot but they were just too fast. Then she felt a sharp pain in her leg. One of the stingers had sunk their stinger into her calf. Another was about to sting before she made her move. She grabbed a large piece of glass and stabbed it into the one on her leg, and then quickly stuck the shard into the other one that was about to sting her. Then she quickly stood up. Her body was starting to feel heavy and she was getting a little loopy. The other stingers were screeching and running toward her. Rat-a-tatatatata! She shot 10 rounds into the remaining nine stingers. Seven exploded when the bullet made contact, another got three legs blown off, the last wasn’t hit, and before she could shoot again it had lodged its stinger in her boot. She stopped for a second realizing that the stinger hadn’t actually pierced her foot then Rat-a-tat! She shot two bullets into the thing and then pulled it off her foot.
Her adrenaline was wearing off and the venom was doing its work fast. Her eyes were starting to close and she had to concentrate just to keep them open. I need to get somewhere safe, she thought looking around, and then her eyes fell on an intact door.
She locked the door to the women's restroom and then slumped against it as she felt her consciousness begin to slip. All she could think of was me hoping that I was okay, and hoping that she’d be able to see me again. Then finally she blacked out.
Her eyes fluttered open to see she was in the same place she’d passed out. There was a small puddle of blood around her calf. She weakly reached over and touched the wound. It wasn’t bleeding any more. I must’ve been out for a while. She thought, gingerly beginning to put weight on her leg. It hurt but she could walk. Click, she unlocked the bathroom door, raised the gun, and opened the door. She was nervous, worried that maybe more of them had come while she was out. It didn’t look like too much time had passed, and even more importantly there were no stingers. She looked over and saw her footprints were still visible through the heavily falling snow. Good not much time must have passed, she thought. Then she pulled out the phone and called Gretchen.
“Gretchen, I got stung and passed out. What time is it?” She asked.
Gretchen’s relieved voice cut through the phone: “Oh Chloe thank goodness, it’s 2:42. You left around 12.”
Day 13
I woke up to giggling and laughter. I sat up and looked at the doorway and on the other side I could hear the boys quietly playing together. I moved the covers and tried to move my legs, but instantly daggers of pain went up my right leg. I wanted to do it more slowly but nothing seemed to help.
“Chloe!” I called and immediately heard something clatter upstairs followed by fast footsteps into the basement.
In a second Chloe had sprinted into the room and was on top of me giving me a huge hug. She pulled away and gave me one of her pretty little smiles.
“How are you feeling?” She asked.
My stomach growled and that answered her question.
“You’ve been asleep for almost two days, no wonder you’re hungry.” She said, I froze and looked over at the clock, but nothing showed on it. It was just a blank black screen.
“When did the power go out?” I asked, turning back toward her.
“Not long after you fell asleep.” She said, “We put as much food as we could into coolers, but most of what was in the fridge and freezer has gone bad.”
Her face was sad and grim. I reached for her hand with my good hand and squeezed it.
“We’ll get through this just like everything else. We’ll make it through if we stick together.” I told her starting to realize how hoarse I sounded.
She smiled then looked up at me again: “I’ll go get you some food… and a water bottle.” She said walking back out of the room.
I lay there in deep thought when Alan poked his head in.
“Uncle, are you okay?” He asked, sitting down on the foot of the bed.
“I’ll be fine,” I said, smiling at him.
He smiled back, “Uncle you’ve got a Lego hand now.” He yelled pointing to my left hand.
I looked at my hand and saw the way they wrapped it did look like a Lego hand.
“Ha… yeah I suppose so.” I chuckled, Alan nodded and disappeared into the hallway.
A few minutes later Chloe appeared in the doorway with a plate and Mom and Gretchen tailed her.
“Sweety, are you ok?” My mom asked, walking over to the bedside and putting her hand on my forehead.
“Yes Mom I’m ok, I’m as ok as I can be right now,” I told her.
“Well I’m glad you’re ok,” She said, hugging me.
“Me too,” Gretchen added, hugging me.
After a minute they broke away and Chloe gave me my plate. It was some dry cereal and a piece of toast.
“Sorry… that’s all I could scrape together.” She said her expression was sad.
“How much is left?” I asked her.
“A few days maybe, the water situation is even worse though,” She said grimly.
I felt a crushing sense of defeat at that.
“We’re going to need to do something now,” Gretchen said, “Before we can’t do anything.”
“Agreed, but what? There is no chance of leaving without a snow plow.” I grumbled, becoming more disheartened.
“What if we had a snow plow?” Chloe asked.
“What?” Me and Gretchen asked.
“I mean, they keep it at the tractor place just a mile away. We could get the snow plow.” She suggested a hint of hope in her eyes.
“I don’t think we’ll all fit. Let alone supplies.” I told her.
“So then we bring two vehicles,” She said, “One or two of us go to the place, get the snow plow, and come back to the others in the other vehicle and follow behind.”
It was actually a pretty good plan, but it was still wishful thinking. They had a lot of variables on that.
“That might work, but it will take time and we don’t exactly have time,” I said.
“Well then let's get some more time. We might be able to find more food in other homes,” My mom said.
“Yes, in theory, that would work, but we don’t have two people to go,” I said.
“I’m out of commission, Gretchen isn’t leaving her boys, and not in a million years am I letting you go, Mom,” I argued.
“She can handle herself, she did the other day,” Mom argued back.
“What?... no I was with her…” I turned toward Chloe in confusion.
I saw a guilty look on her face and she told me that she’d gone to the store on the 11th day after they were done treating me.
I pulled her into a tight hug and whispered in her ear: “If you do that again I will use whatever force necessary to make your stay here.”
She looked at me, her eyes darkening: “Joey if I don’t go, we will starve. I’m terrified too but if that is what needs to be done I’ll do it.”
“I… I… I don’t want to lose you.” I sputtered out.
Her face turned red before she said: “I don’t want to lose you either, or any of you guys and that's why I need to go.”
I finally relented, Gretchen and my mom left the room, and Chloe sat and chatted with me while I ate my mediocre breakfast.
She perked up and said, “Joey I need to show you something.”
She got up and helped me get out of bed. Getting out wasn’t that hard unless I had to move my left leg or arm. Once I was standing she helped me over to the restroom and then helped me sit down.
“What am I supposed to be looking at?” I asked, looking around the bathroom.
“This,” She said, pulling the shower curtain open and revealing what was inside.
Lying inside the tub was the body of the dog bug creature.
“Why the heck did you bring that in?” I asked.
“Aren’t you curious what it is?” She asked, an almost crazed look in her eyes.
“Fair, I am curious,” I said. “Found anything out so far?” I then asked.
“Well a no, not yet,” She said looking disappointed now, “I just know it isn’t anything science knows of.”
“Nothing, nothing interesting?” I inquired.
“Well yes there are interesting things,” She said, “Like look at this.”
She grabbed a knife covered in yellowish-green blood and used it to open a previously cut incision into the body. I looked inside and saw something quite strange. This thing still had an endoskeleton.
“Nothing that we know of on earth has an endo and exoskeleton, and I honestly don’t know why an animal would have both.” She said looking up at me.
“Hmm… mind if I take a look?” I asked.
She nodded and I moved over and took the knife with my right hand. I used the knife to hold open the incision and I looked at the bone. It looked normal but I was suspicious so I set the knife down, reached in, and yanked the femur I’d been looking at out. The femur was the size it should’ve been for a normal dog, but for this creature, it was extremely undersized.
“Just as I thought,” I said, looking over at her.
“Can you explain to me what it is that you just figured out?” She asked, very confused.
“Look how small this femur is, it should be double the size for this creature, but it is the adequate size for a normal dog. The way I figure this is that during the metamorphosis that changed the dog into this thing the bones were not destroyed or changed. That’s why they are still there but not the right size.” I explained holding the bone up to her.
“I suppose that your theory makes sense,” She said after a short pause.
Day 14
Chloe sat on the bed strapping on the extra gear I was making her take. I knew I couldn’t stop her from going so I decided I would make her as safe as possible. I dug through old boxes and found my dad's old Kevlar vests. There were two so I cut one up to make guards for her arms and legs. Then I made her put on an extra coat to add one more layer of protection, as for other parts I agreed that the motorcycle helmet was the best helmet we had so she put that on.
Now she was sitting on the bed with the helmet sitting next to her while she was loading her weapons. She was bringing the semi-automatic and the sniper rifle with extra ammo for each. She also had a hunting knife strapped to her belt saying it would’ve come in handy last time. I looked at her and gave her a tight hug.
“If you don’t come back I’ll find you and teach you a lesson.” I jokingly threatened her.
She let out a giggle, “I’ll try my best.”
Again she made her outside into the blizzard. It raged on around her as it had been for days. She had to climb the almost four-foot-tall pile of snow before she could really start exploring. They’d assumed that the people who had left town wouldn’t have much food in their homes, so she planned to hit Carl’s house and the Garrison’s house today. Then check out a few other houses the next day, but right now she had to focus on simply taking the next step because anytime she stepped wrong she’d sink further into the snow. Slowly through the whipping wind and freezing snow, she walked. It was exhausting especially with her still being sore from a couple of days ago, but she continued despite the pain and weather. Despite it all she kept taking step after step after step, and the whole time the blizzard's icy claws were digging into her.
Eventually, she saw the destroyed store and walked past it, her eyes eyeing the shattered windows for any movement but nothing happened. She continued onward knowing that Carl’s house was now only a block away. She walked carefully and precisely trying not to step in the wrong place. Then she saw it. Carl’s house was a small colonial-style two-story home with a big wrap-around porch, but now it looked horrible. The door was ripped out of its hinges and two or three windows were shattered. She slid down a short snowy slope and onto the porch. Crack! One of the wooden planks that made the porch broke from under her foot and her foot slipped down. She pulled it out of the hole and slowly walked into his house.
There was a trail of snow leading in from the fallen door almost like a carpet leading her into this place. It was horrible on the inside. It reminded her of the store. Furniture was thrown every which way, some bearing deep gashes. The closest door to her had a hole going straight through it. She walked over a vast sea of shattered glass and turned into the kitchen. The granite countertops had been ripped from their places and shattered on the tiled floor. A large gash was in the door of the now fallen fridge. She walked over and kneeled down near the fridge, ripping open one of the doors. As she suspected, everything in there was frozen solid. Sitting in there was cheese, deli meat, assorted fruits and vegetables, shattered glasses of condiments, and two steaks. She grabbed everything and stuffed it all into one of the duffel bags she’d brought. Then she saw a loaf of bread lying on the ground near her and grabbed that too. She stood up and looked around the kitchen. She noticed a box of pasta sitting next to a pot on the stove. The box was full, so she grabbed it. The pot was partly melted onto the stove and frozen tomato sauce sat inside.
The picture of what had happened began to emerge in her head. Carl had likely been walking home from the store when it attacked. It chased him inside, breaking down the door and destroying everything in its path. His wife, Greta, had been making spaghetti for dinner when it happened. He ran into the kitchen and grabbed his wife with the beast following him. It destroyed the kitchen as it chased them.
Chloe pushed those thoughts from her head and opened their pantry to see if there was more food. There were lots of boxes but her eyes fell on the cans that lined the bottom of the pantry. There were dozens of them, probably a hundred or two cans. She kneeled and started eagerly grabbing the cans and putting them in the duffel bag. She even took out the cheese and pasta to make for more room.
She stopped her eager collecting when she heard a slight ticking noise. Stingers she thought and then pulled her knife from her belt in preparation. The ticking was slight and distant. It probably just walked in, she thought. With the ticking, she heard the slight creaking of the wood floor in the hall as it approached the kitchen. Then a scraping tapping sound as it began walking on the tiles. She gripped the knife tightly and got ready to stab the thing. Scr…! The stinger managed to give off a faint screech before the sharp hunting knife pierced its windpipe. She yanked the knife out of its neck severing the head from the body. Then she resheathed the knife and quietly got back to what she’d been doing. She didn’t stop until the bag was bulging then she zipped it closed and heaved it under her arm. It was heavy but she wasn’t weak.
She walked over to the front door and set the duffel bag next to it. She wanted to check out the rest of the house before she left.
She crept down the hall and into the master bedroom. It was intact, everything looked right and nothing was broken. She walked over to the dresser and started going through the drawers. Darn, just clothes. She thought as she dug her hands in shuffling the clothes around. She opened the drawer and start thrashing around the clothes when she felt something hard. She pulled a box of ammo out of the drawer. It was for the revolver she looked to see how much but it was empty.
Almost every stair on the way upstairs bore scratches and one or two were cracked. They creaked so loud she began to worry that the noise would get the stinger’s attention but nothing came. Then finally she arrived upstairs. The second floor of their house was composed of two rooms, a restroom, and his daughter Lacy’s bedroom. The bedroom door and a dresser lay on the room floor scratched and broken. The rest of the room was torn apart. The bed was shredded and a mirror lay shattered on the ground. Her eyes fell to the window which was propped open.
The rest of their story seemed to fall into place. Carl and Greta ran upstairs chased by the hound, and into Lacy’s room. They barricaded the door as the creature tried to get it, and then they all quickly slipped out of the window onto the porch roof and then to the ground. They ran to the store and bunkered there. The creature searched the whole shop but couldn’t find them. Then later the hound came back and Carl went to fight it. He told Greta and Lacy to hide in a stall and made his way to the main part of the shop. There he was killed and then dragged into the shower stall to be eaten, and at some point during that time the stingers and slugs got to Lacy and Greta.
She shivered, they’d tried so hard but it still got to them. Maybe if he’d had more bullets he could’ve survived. Thinking of the empty box and the two shots that had woken them that night.
She walked out of the bedroom and back downstairs. She found her eyes wandering around the destroyed first floor again, and it struck her that something bigger had to have done this. There was no way the deer-sized hound would have destroyed this much. She hurried over into the kitchen again and looked at the gash in the fridge. That’s too big. Way too big! She thought looking at the huge gash. She started to think about the store and the same inconsistencies began to appear in the memories. All the damage, the claw marks, the strength, it was all too much, too big, there was no way the hound had done this.
As she was thinking she noticed a doorway she hadn’t been through. Next to her was the doorway to the basement stairs with the door wide open. She peaked down and saw light down there, not much probably from a window, but it was something.
Creak! Her first step of descent was loud and made her worry again that something would hear her. She stopped and listened, but nothing. So as carefully as she could she continued. Every step was as loud as the first and every step made her jump in her skin and wait for something to happen. But after what seemed like ages she arrived at the bottom.
The basement was large with two spare bedrooms and a large storage room. She slowly walked down the hall looking into the bedrooms on both sides of her. They were bare with nothing much more than beds, so she walked forward and into the main storage room.
The storage room had large shelving units across the whole room. The shelves were partially filled with labeled boxes. She walked over to one shelf and started reading the labels. Christmas, no, I don't need that. Halloween, not that. Games, nope. Sports could be useful. She thought as she grabbed the heavy crate and set it out in front of her. She grabbed the latches on either side, undoing them and popping the lid off.
Suddenly a ripping sound erupted from another part of the basement. The ripping had a sort of wet sound to it. Chloe started to walk over to the sound far too curious not to. Screech! It came from the same direction as the ripping sound. She got the gun ready and then jumped from around a shelf not facing what was making the sound. She watched one of those hound things fully emerge from a cocoon and look over at her. A chill ran down her spine as its four eyes met hers; the two to the left were icy blue and the two to the right were dark brown. This one was also slightly smaller but much stockier than the other. Rat-a-tatatata! She released a quick barrage of bullets hoping to stop the disgusting thing, but it just started charging for her. Quickly she moved to the other side of the shelving and pushed it down. Her whole body was shaking, but she had to keep calm and keep fighting. The hound howled in pain and started cracking through the wooden shelf to get to her. She took this time to aim a good shot at its face. Rat-a-tat! She shot two quick bullets into its face. One sunk into its exoskeleton the other buried itself into one of its eyes. SCREECH!!!!! It broke through the shelf and made a quick dive toward her. It pinned her to the ground, knocking her gun away in the process. It sunk its jaws into the helmet and it started to break and crack. She started to cry. This thing was going to eat through her helmet then her face, but during this moment of panic she remembered something. She pulled the knife from her belt and stabbed it into the hound's semi-exposed underbelly. It screeched again in pain so she stabbed again. She then shoved the hurt thing off of her and dove for the gun. She felt one of its praying mantis talons slash her vest and then her upper leg, so she turned around and fired. Rat-a-tatata! She shot it four more times, one hitting its forehead, the second hitting its mouth, the third mouth as well, and the fourth badly damaged its lower jaw. Its face was covered in yellow-greenish blood and it was throwing up blood onto the floor. Just as she thought it might be dying it made a quick sprint toward her. It bit her right knee, its teeth sinking in and actually managing to make her bleed. But then crash! It shoved forward and caused her to fall on top of it. Not having a good shot she grabbed the knife and started stabbing anywhere she could until it finally stopped fighting.
She lay there catching her breath until finally she stood up. Her vision was disrupted by the cracks in the helmet’s visor. She tore the helmet off and threw it down onto the dying hound. Even as it lay there it still tried to get toward her and attack her. She thought about executing it but decided that would just be a waste of a bullet and in a weird way she found its attempts to attack entertaining.
The sports crate she’d opened earlier didn’t have much use. It contained a few balls and two or three different types of rackets. She continued looking through the shelves until she found a box labeled camping. She slid it off the shelf and onto the floor, undid the latches, and popped the lid off. Inside the box were all sorts of goodies. At the top of the box were two big mummy sleeping bags. She pulled those out to see fire starters, water purifiers, bug spray, sunscreen, a small tent, utensils, pots and pans, and a large hatchet. Excitedly she grabbed her other duffel bag and moved everything from the crate into it.
She heaved the duffel bag under her arm and carried it back upstairs. She set it next to the other and turned around. She wanted to check one more place before she left the house. She walked across the house and to the backdoor pushing it open and looking outside. In their backyard half buried in snow was a shed. She hurried over to the shed through the deep snow. The doors were almost completely covered in snow and she knew she wouldn't be spending the whole day shoveling. Luckily there was a small window near the top of the shed. She gave it one good kick and the window popped open. She slid through the hole and dropped down into the shed.
The shed was small with very little inside. There was a lawn mower and a few tools but that was it. The one thing that did catch her eye was a small wooden sled with a rope tied to the front. She picked it up thinking how much easier it would make carrying the bags.
Chloe carefully shoved the sled through the window frame and then squeezed through herself. She carried the sled into the house, used tape to keep the bags secure on it, and then started pulling the sled back towards home. Carl’s house was near the top of a small hill, so for a short couple of seconds, she rode the sled as it slid down the icy slope. It made her feel like a little kid and she wished it would have lasted longer.
After a long walk through the blizzard she arrived home tired and her face feeling like it was freezing off. Gretchen hugged her the moment she walked in.
“Are you ok? We thought we heard gunshots.” She said a little worried.
“You did… I had to kill another hound thing. Just like the one in the tub. The armor worked like a charm though, I hardly felt its bite.” Chloe said motioning to the rip in her pants around the knee.
“Oh shoot you bleeding,” Gretchen said looking at her leg.
Chloe looked down to see a cut on her thigh and a few small nicks on her knee.
I sat in bed. I'd just heard Chloe come in and I waited patiently for her to come down. After a couple of minutes, I heard footsteps come downstairs and start creeping down the hall. Then I saw her face poke in from around the door. She smiled and walked in when she saw I was awake.
“Hi babe, how are you feeling?” She asked, taking a seat next to me.
“I mean my hand still hurts like heck, but yeah I’m fine.” I joked.
She smiled, “Seriously though, are you feeling alright?” She asked.
“I’m feeling fine,” I lied trying to get her to stop worrying.
“I want to hear about everything that happened,” I said sitting up.
So she told me everything that happened, even her theory on what exactly happened to Carl and his family.
“Did they have a dog?” She asked me after finishing her story.
“Yeah… a pitbull I think,” I replied, trying my best to remember the odd times when Carl talked about his dog.
“That explains it, that hound was a lot stockier than the one you shot.” She said, “Also it destroyed the helmet so I need a new one before I go to the Garrison’s house.”
I gave her a worried look, “Do you need to go?” I asked.
“YES!” She insisted, “We don’t know what happened to them, and I’d like to find a little more food.”
“But do we need more food?” I asked, “You got a lot of cans.”
“Joey, this has already been going on for two weeks. Who knows how long it will last? More preparation never hurts.” She argued, sounding a little angry now.
“Ok… Ok… Just be safe,” I told her and gave her a big hug.
Gretchen found an arguably better helmet in the garage, a big metal welding helmet. It fit Chloe almost perfectly, and as a backup, she wore two thick hoods to protect the back of her head. She had a very bad feeling this time, as she stood there by the door she couldn’t help but shake. She wanted someone to come with her, and as big Herman came over to say his goodbyes she had an idea.
She marched through the deep snow with Herman atop the sled she pulled. She’d try to have him follow on foot, but the snow was just too high and he kept getting stuck. But she didn’t care that he was just extra weight because she was just happy that she wasn’t facing this alone. She slowly made her way down the street, the blizzard more relentless than ever. It seemed to her the longer the blizzard continued the stronger it was becoming. The snow continued to pound down on top of her slowly wearing down her will to continue, but it didn’t stop her. She took one step after another after another. She was starting to tire and the pain of the injuries was beginning to wear on her. But every time she seemed to slow Herman would give a little woof, and she would keep on going.
The snow had become so hard to see through that more than an outstretched hand was invisible to her. Her vision was so bad she didn’t know the group of crawlers and slugs were there until she was practically right on top of them
“Hey, we should probably start clearing the driveway now,” Gretchen said suddenly to her mom while they both sat at the kitchen table.
“That’s probably a wise idea,” Our mother said with a smile.
Gretchen and Mom began their efforts with large snow shovels. Gretchen did most of the work as Mom had to take frequent breaks. They shoveled and shoveled as the day wore on going over their work with salt so as to not let more snow accumulate. Gretchen was exhausted from the work, but she continued nonetheless. She kept digging ad digging until she heard the shovel scrape concrete then she moved to the next section. Despite the cold, they were both dripping with sweat.
I sat by the window watching them work while the boys played. I so wanted to go help but knew I couldn’t. I couldn’t do anything but sit and watch them work. I felt horrible as I watched, and then my mind started thinking of Chloe. I pulled out the walkie and pressed the button to talk.
The first thing Chloe heard was Screech! The stinger was right in front of her clearly just as surprised by her as she was of it. But it wasn’t alone from her restricted view; it looked like there were about 10 stingers and 3 or so slugs.
She tried to raise her gun but they were scattering around far too quickly. Then she heard a ripping noise as one of them drove a stinger into her boot. She pulled out the hunting knife and made quick work of the stinger. Two more stingers were charging straight for her and one was coming from her left. Before she could do anything the snow under the two erupted and they were dragged down into it. She wasn’t able to see what it was and she began to shake as it did the same thing to the one coming from her left. In a sudden panic, she turned around to see the sled empty with a hole in the snow right next to it. She let out a small cry whatever was under the snow had gotten Herman and the stingers, but there was no time for mourning as more of the stingers began coming for her. Again the snow erupted under them but this time she got a better look. Whatever was under the snow was big and white. She got the gun as the thing took out the rest of the slugs and stingers. She assumed it was coming for her next. She hurried and jumped atop the sled so it couldn’t take her down easily. She stood there ready to fight whatever monster thing had gotten everything. Horrible images of twisted spider mole creatures flew through her head. Suddenly the snow next to the sled exploded open and she saw the large white beast jump out of the snow and on top of her. She closed her eyes expecting to feel teeth begin to sink down, but after a second she heard a lapping sound. She opened her eyes to see Herman on top of her licking her helmet. She smiled and let out a laugh.
“Good boy!” She said encouragingly.
Herman was completely covered in snow; he looked more like a polar bear than a dog. She brushed some of it off but didn’t bother to do much. She helped the big dog back onto the sled and continued forward. She walked another block before she finally saw her destination to her right was the Garrison’s large house broken and beaten from obvious attacks. It stood there somehow feeling more eerie than the surrounding houses. She stepped onto the wooden porch and there was a loud creak. Ever so more carefully she and Herman crept across the porch and into the house. If only they’d known what they were about to walk into.
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2023.06.09 20:08 rtkbob I haven't posted anything on this site in a long time. I want to talk about game concepts I have in my head.

I tried to do a post like this yesterday but it was so long that I doubt people would have read the whole thing. The last post I made was 3 months ago on the btd6 subreddit, and I want to use this place to talk about my game thoughts.
I have a LOT of concepts of games in my head, all of which I plan to make into actual games sometime in the future. I want a starter project, but don't know which one to choose. There's a few I am confident I will not do for my first project, but others I am not so sure. So instead of scratching at my head trying to figure this out, I will just look to see which metroidvania concepts you guys are most interested in. Karma farming? I haven't posted in 3 months and I honestly don't care either way.
In my previous attempt at this post, I went into extreme detail about the concept and a lot of the facets of it. That's not going to work because nobody has all day to read one reddit post. So I will quickly explain them and any gimmick they may have.
The eternal war is one of my more standard metroidvania concepts. It's a ultra high polish game with a massive world and a masterclass in exploration. Yes it's inspired by hollow knight. I do not plan to have this be my starter project.
World transfer has a gimmick of being able to swap between the 3 different perspectives at will as part of the exploration, with unique worlds to traverse once you swap between them. This will not be my starter project.
The soul of sound is a more linear game with lots of customization to your character and his combat capabilities, a very engaging story heavily inspired by Celeste's story, combat that follows the flow of the music, and amazing platforming. It's possible for this to be my starter project.
Two sides is a 3d cooperative metroidvania inspired by the 3d metroid games and fire boy and water girl series, with many areas puzzles locking key areas and items, and challenging bosses requiring a couple to work together to defeat it. The main characters are a male dual wielding pistols or guns and a female with double bladed melee weapons. It can be my first project, but it's not ideal.
Cannon fire is a metroidvania that has you playing as a guy literally stuck on a cannon. It takes heavy inspiration from the platforming of Celeste, like it wears that inspiration on its sleeve. The entire premise of the game is overcoming the massive disadvantage you have as a guy stuck on a cannon, because the character physics actually should match the character itself. The platforming should be just as tough as its main inspiration, I need to say that as Celeste's difficulty has turned many people away. It can be my first project.
Time world is a live service Roguelite metroidvania game that has a very unique mechanic. You die and get sent to a different period of time. Each period of time has a different progression from each other and has a theme to it. Futuristic has everything vertical, and it's very non linear. Post Apocalyptic is also vertical, but this is very linear. You get the idea. I mentioned that it's live service. I couldn't in due conscience say tell you its gameplay without telling that its also meant to make lots of money. This is not going to be my starter project.
I still have a few other concepts, but I haven't gotten names for them yet. Some of these actually have in depth concepts, others not so much. I will just tell you the ones that don't have fully fledged concepts yet and move on to the ones that do.
Unnamed mmo metroidvania game Unnamed block game metroidvania Unnamed roblox metroidvania game
There's 2 concepts left, an unnamed sidescroller metroidvania and an unnamed vr metroidvania. To get it out of the way, vr is a probably not. The sidescroller is more promising. They both have issues, but the issues with the vr is something a person who never developed a game before shouldn't be able to figure out.
The unnamed sidescroller metroidvania is again inspired by Celeste. I was watching a YouTube video of someone creating a Roguelite sidescroller game and my brain created yet another concept. A sidescroller has the screen moving all the time, and your character is static in the middle of the screen. There's many ways to create a sidescroller, but for this concept it makes a lot of sense to lock the camera on the character, have him always be moving in the direction he is facing, and make it so the world is one giant room. The one problem with this is the combat. You have to fight the enemies when the camera is following you at all times. You'd be fighting against the camera more than the enemies. What would a sidescroller metroidvania even do? You would lose your freedom to move horizontally. So in order to move in the direction you want, you have to change the direction the dude is facing. You can still jump which is much more important now. As for my fix for the camera issue in combat, I might just expand out the camera to avoid locking it in the center of the screen. This can be my starter project.
There has been a few metroidvania games on vr from recent research, but my problem is the controls are so weird. Like you are the controller technically, so creating a metroidvania where the person is the controller is a challenge I don't want to deal with. This will not be my starter project.
Edit: forgot to mention another concept I made a while back. It's an unnamed tower defense metroidvania game. It's inspired by bloons tower defense 6, kingdom rush and hollow Knight currently. It's more developed than the mmo and block game concepts, so I thought it was worth mentioning, but not as developed as the vr and sidescroller concepts. This one can be my starter project.
This is still pretty long, but it's around half the length of my previous attempt at this post.
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2023.06.09 20:01 FoodieLoverForver Where’s the best grilled steak you’ve ever had in San jose?

There are several highly regarded steakhouses in San Jose where you can find delicious grilled steaks. Here are a few popular options based on reviews and recommendations:
Arcadia: Located in downtown San Jose, Arcadia is known for its high-quality steaks and elegant dining experience. They offer a variety of cuts, including prime ribeye, filet mignon, and New York strip, prepared to perfection on their wood-fired grill.
Forbes Mill Steakhouse: Situated in Los Gatos, Forbes Mill Steakhouse is a classic steakhouse that focuses on serving top-quality steaks. Their menu features USDA Prime and American Wagyu beef, cooked to your desired level of doneness and accompanied by delicious sides.
LB Steak: Located in Santana Row, LB Steak offers a modern and upscale dining experience with a focus on prime steaks. They feature a variety of cuts, including bone-in ribeye, filet mignon, and porterhouse, all prepared with expert precision and served with flavorful sauces and accompaniments.
Henry's World Famous Hi-Life: This iconic San Jose institution has been serving steaks since 1960. Known for its old-school charm, Henry's Hi-Life is famous for its prime rib and grilled steaks cooked over an open flame.
Morton's The Steakhouse: With a prime location in downtown San Jose, Morton's is a well-known steakhouse chain that consistently delivers high-quality steaks. They offer a range of cuts, from ribeye and filet mignon to porterhouse, along with an array of delicious sides and appetizers.
These are just a few notable steakhouses in the San Jose area.
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2023.06.09 19:50 commercialprojects12 SCO Plots for Sale in Gurgaon

Gurgaon is one of the most popular cities in India and it is also one of the most expensive ones. The city is known for its high-end lifestyle and luxury. This is the reason why a lot of people are looking for SCO plots for sale in Gurgaon.
The city has a lot to offer in terms of luxury and lifestyle. It is home to some of the best shopping malls, restaurants, and clubs in the country. The city also has a very vibrant nightlife. You can find a lot of nightclubs and bars in Gurgaon.
If you are looking for a place to live in Gurgaon, then you should definitely consider buying a SCO plot. These plots are available in different sizes and you can choose the one that suits your needs. You can also find a lot of options in terms of location.
There are a lot of benefits of buying a SCO plot in Gurgaon. The most important benefit is that you will be able to get a very good price for the plot. This is because the demand for SCO plots is very high in Gurgaon.
Another benefit of buying a SCO plot in Gurgaon is that you will be able to get a lot of amenities. There are a lot of luxury amenities that are available in Gurgaon. You can find a lot of options in terms of schools, hospitals, and other facilities.

The Benefits of Owning an SCO Plot in Gurgaon

Are you planning to buy a commercial property in Gurgaon? If yes, then you must be aware of the benefits of owning an SCO plot in Gurgaon. Let us have a look at some of the benefits:
  1. Excellent Location
Gurgaon is one of the most prime locations in the National Capital Region (NCR). It is well-connected to the national capital, Delhi, and is also home to a number of multinational companies and top-notch educational institutions. Owning an SCO plot in Gurgaon gives you the opportunity to be a part of this fast-growing city.
  1. High Appreciation Potential
SCO plots in Gurgaon are in high demand due to the city's rapid growth. This makes them a great investment option as they are likely to appreciate in value over time.
  1. Rental Income
Owning an SCO plot in Gurgaon can also be a source of rental income. There is a high demand for commercial space in Gurgaon, making it a lucrative option for investors looking to generate income from their investment.
  1. Flexibility
SCO plots offer flexibility in terms of usage. They can be used for a variety of purposes such as setting up a shop, office, or storage space.
  1. Amenities
SCO plots in Gurgaon are usually located in well-developed areas with all the necessary amenities such as water, electricity, and transport. This makes them a convenient option for businesses.

The Process of Buying an SCO Plot in Gurgaon

The process of buying an SCO plot in Gurgaon is not as complicated as one might think. In fact, it is quite simple and straightforward. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to buy an SCO plot in Gurgaon:
  1. The first step is to find a good real estate agent who specializes in SCO plots. There are many such agents in Gurgaon and you can easily find them by doing a search online or by asking around for recommendations.
  2. Once you have found a good agent, the next step is to get in touch with him or her and discuss your requirements. The agent will then show you a list of SCO plots that are available for sale in Gurgaon.
  3. Once you have shortlisted a few plots, the next step is to visit each one of them and take a look around. This will help you get a better idea of the location and the surroundings.
  4. After you have visited the plots, the next step is to negotiation the price with the seller. This is where your real estate agent will be able to help you get the best deal possible.
  5. Once the price has been agreed upon, the next step is to get the paperwork done. This includes the registration of the plot and the transfer of ownership.
  6. The final step is to pay the agreed upon price and get the keys to your new SCO plot in Gurgaon.
Other Real Estate Projects:
M3M Paragon 57 Gurgaon
32 Avenue Gurugram
Commercial Projects in Gurgaon
Commercial property on dwarka expressway
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2023.06.09 19:30 ZookeepergameThin350 Luxury Chauffeurs Coventry: Experience Unparalleled Comfort and Convenience

Luxury Chauffeurs Coventry: Experience Unparalleled Comfort and Convenience

Luxury chauffeurs in Coventry offer a premier transportation experience that combines elegance, comfort, and reliability. Whether you’re a busy executive, a tourist exploring the city, or someone attending a special event, hiring a luxury chauffeur can enhance your travel experience in numerous ways. In this article, we will explore the benefits of hiring luxury chauffeurs in Coventry, the range of services they provide, how to choose the right service for your needs, and essential tips for making the most out of your chauffeur experience.

Introduction to Luxury Chauffeurs

In today’s fast-paced world, time is of the essence, and luxury chauffeurs understand the importance of efficient and comfortable travel. Unlike conventional taxi services, luxury chauffeurs provide a higher level of service and professionalism. They go above and beyond to ensure their clients’ needs are met, offering a seamless and luxurious travel experience.

The Benefits of Hiring Luxury Chauffeurs in Coventry

Comfort and Convenience

One of the primary advantages of hiring luxury chauffeurs in Coventry is the unmatched comfort and convenience they provide. Instead of dealing with the hassle of driving through traffic or navigating unfamiliar roads, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the luxurious interior of a high-end vehicle. Luxury chauffeurs prioritize your comfort, allowing you to travel in style and arrive at your destination feeling refreshed.

Professional and Reliable Service

Luxury chauffeurs are trained professionals who excel in providing top-notch service to their clients. They undergo rigorous training to ensure they possess excellent driving skills, knowledge of the local area, and impeccable customer service. When you hire a luxury chauffeur in Coventry, you can trust that you will receive a reliable and punctual service, allowing you to reach your destination on time, every time.

Time-Saving and Efficient

Time is a valuable commodity, and luxury chauffeurs understand the need to make the most out of it. By hiring a luxury chauffeur in Coventry, you can optimize your time and increase your productivity. Instead of focusing on driving, you can utilize the travel time to catch up on work, make important phone calls, or simply relax and prepare for your upcoming engagement.

Safety and Security

Safety is paramount when it comes to transportation, and luxury chauffeurs prioritize the well-being of their clients. These professionals are trained in defensive driving techniques and adhere to strict safety standards. They are familiar with the local traffic regulations and ensure that you reach your destination safely. Luxury chauffeurs also provide an added layer of security, giving you peace of mind during your journey.

The Range of Services Provided by Luxury Chauffeurs in Coventry

Luxury chauffeurs in Coventry offer a comprehensive range of services to cater to various transportation needs. Whether you require airport transfers, corporate transportation, assistance during special occasions, or personalized sightseeing tours, they have got you covered.

Airport Transfers

Arriving or departing from an airport can be a stressful experience, especially when dealing with heavy luggage and time constraints. Luxury chauffeurs provide a seamless airport transfer service, ensuring that you reach your destination or catch your flight without any hassle. They monitor flight schedules, handle your luggage, and ensure a smooth transition between the airport and your desired location.

Corporate Transportation

For business professionals, maintaining a high level of professionalism and efficiency is crucial. Luxury chauffeurs understand the demands of corporate travel and offer tailored transportation solutions. They provide a sophisticated and comfortable environment, allowing you to focus on your work or prepare for important meetings while on the move.

Special Occasions and Events

Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, prom night, or any other special occasion, luxury chauffeurs can add a touch of elegance and glamour to your event. They ensure a grand entrance and provide a memorable experience for you and your guests. From luxurious vehicles to impeccable service, luxury chauffeurs create an atmosphere of sophistication and style.

Sightseeing Tours

Exploring Coventry and its surrounding areas becomes a pleasurable experience with luxury chauffeurs. They offer personalized sightseeing tours, taking you to the city’s iconic landmarks, historical sites, and hidden gems. With their extensive knowledge of the area, luxury chauffeurs can provide insightful commentary, making your tour informative and engaging.

Choosing the Right Luxury Chauffeur Service in Coventry

When selecting a luxury chauffeur service in Coventry, several factors should be taken into consideration to ensure you receive the best possible experience.

Reputation and Reviews

Research the reputation of different luxury chauffeur services in Coventry by reading online reviews and testimonials. Look for consistently positive feedback from past clients, as it indicates the service’s reliability and customer satisfaction.

Fleet of Vehicles

Check the available fleet of vehicles offered by the chauffeur service. They should have a diverse range of luxury vehicles to cater to different needs and preferences. Whether you prefer a classic sedan, a spacious SUV, or a luxurious limousine, the chauffeur service should have options that suit your requirements.

Experienced Chauffeurs

The chauffeur’s experience and professionalism play a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey. Choose a service that employs experienced chauffeurs who are well-versed in providing exceptional customer service and have a thorough understanding of Coventry’s roads and traffic conditions.

Customization and Flexibility

Every client has unique preferences and requirements, and a good luxury chauffeur service should be willing to accommodate them. Whether you need specific amenities in the vehicle, a particular route, or additional stops along the way, the chauffeur service should be flexible and capable of customizing the experience to your liking.

Tips for Hiring Luxury Chauffeurs in Coventry

To make the most out of your luxury chauffeur experience, consider the following tips when hiring their services:

Plan in Advance

To secure the availability of your preferred luxury chauffeur service, make your booking well in advance, especially during peak travel seasons or for special events. Planning ahead ensures that you have peace of mind and guarantees a seamless experience.

Compare Prices and Services

Don’t settle for the first luxury chauffeur service you come across. Take the time to compare prices, services, and vehicles offered by different providers. This will help you make an informed decision and find the best value for your money.

Check for Hidden Charges

Before finalizing your booking, ensure that you are aware of all the charges involved. Some luxury chauffeur services may have hidden fees, such as fuel surcharges, tolls, or waiting time charges. Clarify all the costs upfront to avoid any surprises.

Read the Terms and Conditions

Carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of the luxury chauffeur service. Pay attention to cancellation policies, refund procedures, and any restrictions or additional charges that may apply. Being informed will help you avoid any misunderstandings later on.

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2023.06.09 19:15 adiyogamyoga Best Yoga Training in Goa

Best Yoga Training in Goa
Yoga training in goa

Introduction to Yoga Training in Goa

Welcome to the enchanting world of yoga training in Goa, a tropical paradise nestled on the western coast of India. Goa, with its pristine beaches, lush greenery, and tranquil atmosphere, has emerged as a sought-after destination for yoga enthusiasts from around the globe. This introduction sets the stage for an exploration of the transformative journey that awaits those who embark on yoga training in this idyllic location.
In this section, we will delve into the essence of yoga training in Goa, highlighting the unique aspects that make it an ideal destination for aspiring yogis. From the rich spiritual heritage to the fusion of Eastern and Western influences, Goa’s vibrant yoga culture provides a nurturing environment for deepening one’s practice.
We will also discuss the diverse range of yoga styles and traditions that flourish in Goa, catering to practitioners of all levels. Whether you are drawn to Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Kundalini yoga, Goa offers a plethora of options to explore and expand your yoga journey.
Moreover, we will touch upon the significance of satsang (community gatherings) and spiritual discourses, which play a vital role in the Goan yoga community. These gatherings provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, share insights, and gain a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy.
So, get ready to immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Goa as we embark on a captivating exploration of yoga training in this picturesque destination. Discover the transformative power of yoga, the nurturing environment, experienced instructors, and the spiritual essence that make Goa an extraordinary place to embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being.

Courses for Yoga Training in Goa:

Goa, a serene and picturesque destination on the western coast of India, is renowned for its vibrant yoga scene and attracts yoga enthusiasts from around the world. If you’re considering yoga training in Goa, you’ll find a wide range of courses catering to different levels and interests. Here are some popular courses offered in Goa:
  1. 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT):
The 200-hour YTT is a foundational course for individuals aspiring to become certified yoga teachers. It covers essential aspects of yoga, including asanas (postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology, and more. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of yoga principles and prepares you to teach yoga confidently.
  1. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training:
Advanced YTT courses are designed for those who have completed the 200-hour YTT and wish to deepen their practice and expand their knowledge. These courses delve into advanced asanas, sequencing, adjustments, therapeutic applications of yoga, philosophy, and anatomy. They provide an opportunity to refine teaching skills and explore specialized areas of interest.
  1. Yoga Retreats and Immersion Programs:
Goa is a popular destination for yoga retreats and immersion programs, offering a holistic experience for individuals looking to deepen their practice and rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul. These programs usually include daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, workshops, Ayurvedic treatments, healthy meals, and opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals.
  1. Specialized Yoga Workshops:
Goa hosts various specialized yoga workshops focusing on specific styles, techniques, or aspects of yoga. These workshops might include topics such as Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga for Stress Relief, Yoga for Back Care, or Yoga Philosophy. They offer a chance to delve deeper into specific areas of interest or refine specific skills.
  1. Yoga and Wellness Retreats:
Combining yoga with wellness, these retreats in Goa provide a holistic approach to health and well-being. Along with daily yoga classes, they may offer Ayurvedic treatments, spa therapies, nutrition workshops, mindfulness practices, and opportunities for relaxation and self-care. These retreats promote balance, rejuvenation, and overall wellness.
  1. Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers:
For certified yoga teachers seeking to expand their knowledge and enhance their teaching skills, there are continuing education courses available in Goa. These courses focus on advanced teaching methodologies, specialized areas of yoga, anatomy, philosophy, ethics, and business aspects of yoga. They allow teachers to stay updated and grow professionally.
Whether you’re a beginner starting your yoga journey or an experienced practitioner aiming to deepen your practice or become a certified teacher, the courses available in Goa cater to various needs and interests. The serene natural surroundings, experienced instructors, and the vibrant yoga community make Goa an ideal destination for yoga training, self-discovery, and personal growth.

The Benefits of Yoga Training in Goa’s Natural Surroundings

One of the major draws of yoga training in Goa is the breathtaking natural surroundings that provide an ideal backdrop for deepening your practice. In this section, we will explore the numerous benefits of practicing yoga amidst Goa’s pristine beaches, lush greenery, and serene atmosphere.
  • Connection with Nature:
The natural beauty of Goa creates a harmonious environment that fosters a deep sense of connection with nature. Practicing yoga outdoors, whether it’s on the beach or in lush gardens, allows you to align your practice with the rhythms of the natural world and enhances your overall experience.
  • Tranquility and Serenity:
Goa is known for its peaceful and serene atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This tranquility provides a conducive environment for mindfulness, relaxation, and inner reflection during your yoga training. The calming sounds of the ocean waves or the rustling of palm trees create a soothing ambiance that enhances your practice.
  • Fresh Air and Prana:
Goa’s coastal location ensures a constant supply of fresh, clean air that invigorates the body and mind. Breathing in the salty sea breeze or the fragrant scent of flowers and vegetation revitalizes the respiratory system and enhances the flow of prana (life force energy) in the body.
  • Vitamin D and Sunlight:
Goa’s sunny climate offers ample opportunities to practice yoga under the nourishing rays of the sun. Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for bone health, immune function, and overall well-being. Practicing yoga in natural sunlight can enhance your mood, boost energy levels, and promote the synthesis of vitamin D in your body.
  • Grounding and Earthing:
Yoga training in Goa’s natural surroundings allows for the practice of grounding and earthing techniques. Walking barefoot on sandy beaches or practicing asanas on the earth’s surface helps to reconnect with the Earth’s energy and promotes a sense of grounding and stability.
  • Inspiration and Creativity:
Goa’s artistic and vibrant culture, coupled with its natural beauty, serves as a wellspring of inspiration and creativity. The combination of yoga and the artistic atmosphere can ignite your creative spark, helping you explore new dimensions in your practice and self-expression.
By practicing yoga in Goa’s natural surroundings, you can experience a deep connection with nature, find inner peace, and enhance your overall well-being. The tranquil environment, fresh air, sunlight, and grounding experiences create an ideal setting for self-discovery, rejuvenation, and transformation during your yoga training journey.

Planning Yoga Training in Goa: Tips and Recommendations

If you’re considering yoga training in Goa, congratulations on taking this exciting step towards deepening your practice and embarking on a transformative journey. Goa offers a vibrant yoga scene and a serene natural environment, making it an ideal destination for yoga enthusiasts. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you plan your yoga training in Goa:
  • Research Yoga Schools and Retreat Centers:
Take the time to research and explore different yoga schools and retreat centers in Goa. Look for reputable establishments that offer Yoga Alliance certified courses, experienced instructors, positive reviews, and a curriculum that aligns with your interests and goals. Consider factors such as location, accommodation options, facilities, and the overall ambiance.
  • Choose the Right Course:
Determine the type of yoga course that suits your needs and level of experience. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced practitioner, there are courses designed to cater to different levels. Consider factors such as the duration of the course, the focus of the curriculum, and any specific requirements or prerequisites.
  • Check the Course Schedule and Dates:
Ensure that the course dates align with your availability and travel plans. Check the course schedule to understand the daily routine, including yoga classes, meditation sessions, lectures, and free time. It’s essential to have a schedule that allows for a balance between learning, practice, rest, and exploration.
  • Consider the Location:
Goa offers a variety of locations for yoga training, ranging from beachfront settings to lush tropical surroundings. Consider the ambiance you prefer and whether you want to be close to the beach or nestled in nature. Each location has its own charm and offers a different atmosphere, so choose one that resonates with you.
  • Plan Accommodation and Logistics:
Once you’ve selected a yoga school or retreat center, make sure to plan your accommodation and logistics in advance. Many schools offer on-site accommodation options, while others may provide recommendations for nearby guesthouses or hotels. Consider factors such as proximity to the yoga center, facilities, and budget.
  • Prepare Physically and Mentally:
Prior to your yoga training, focus on preparing yourself physically and mentally. Engage in regular yoga practice to build strength and flexibility. Incorporate meditation and mindfulness into your routine to cultivate a calm and focused mindset. Take care of your overall well-being by eating nourishing meals and getting enough rest.
  • Pack Essentials:
When packing for your yoga training in Goa, consider essentials such as comfortable yoga clothing, a yoga mat, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and any personal items you may need. Pack lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for the tropical climate of Goa.
  • Embrace the Experience:
Approach your yoga training in Goa with an open mind and heart. Embrace the opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with yourself and others. Immerse yourself in the practice, explore the local culture, and take time for self-reflection and relaxation.
Remember to consult with your healthcare provider before engaging in any intense physical activities, especially if you have any underlying health conditions. Enjoy your yoga training in Goa, and may it be a transformative and enriching experience that brings you closer to your yoga journey and personal growth.

How to choose experienced Yoga Instructors in Goa to experience best Yoga Training in Goa

When planning your yoga training in Goa, selecting experienced yoga instructors is crucial to ensure a rewarding and transformative experience. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing experienced yoga instructors in Goa:
  • Qualifications and Certifications:
Look for yoga instructors who have obtained relevant certifications and have completed comprehensive training programs. Consider certifications such as Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) or advanced level certifications. These indicate that the instructors have met specific standards and have undergone extensive training.
  • Teaching Experience:
Consider the teaching experience of the yoga instructors. Find out how long they have been teaching and if they have experience in guiding students at different levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Experienced instructors have had the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, adapt to different student needs, and provide effective guidance.
  • Specializations and Expertise:
Determine if the yoga instructors have specific specializations or expertise in certain yoga styles or areas of focus. Some instructors may specialize in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, or other styles. If you have a particular interest or goal, choosing an instructor with expertise in that area can greatly enhance your learning and practice.
  • Reputation and Reviews:
Research the reputation of the yoga instructors and the yoga schools they are associated with. Read reviews and testimonials from past students to get insights into their teaching style, communication, and overall experience. Positive feedback and recommendations from others can give you confidence in their abilities as instructors.
  • Personal Compatibility:
Consider your personal compatibility with the yoga instructors. Attend their classes or workshops if possible, or watch their instructional videos online, to get a sense of their teaching style and personality. It’s important to feel comfortable, inspired, and connected to the instructor, as this can greatly enhance your learning and motivation.
  • Connection and Communication:
Look for instructors who are attentive, approachable, and responsive to student needs. They should be able to provide clear instructions, offer modifications or adjustments when necessary, and be open to answering questions and providing guidance. Effective communication and a positive connection with the instructor can create a supportive learning environment.
  • Recommendations and Referrals:
Seek recommendations from fellow yoga practitioners, friends, or trusted sources who have previously attended yoga training in Goa. They can provide valuable insights and refer you to experienced instructors they have had positive experiences with.
  • Alignment with Your Goals and Values:
Consider how well the teaching style and approach of the instructors align with your personal goals, values, and aspirations in yoga. Reflect on what you hope to achieve from your yoga training in Goa and choose instructors who can support and guide you in that direction.
Remember that selecting experienced yoga instructors is just one aspect of creating the best yoga training experience in Goa. Other factors such as the curriculum, location, facilities, and overall ambiance of the yoga school or retreat center also play important roles. Take the time to research and make an informed decision to ensure a fulfilling and enriching yoga training journey in Goa.

Conclusion to Yoga training in Goa

Yoga training in Goa offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the practice, surrounded by the serene beauty of this coastal paradise. As you explore the vibrant yoga scene and connect with experienced instructors, you’ll embark on a transformative journey that nurtures your mind, body, and soul.
In this blog, we have discussed the benefits of yoga training in Goa, the various courses available, tips for planning your trip, and the significance of experienced yoga instructors. Goa provides an ideal setting to deepen your practice, with its natural surroundings and a rich yoga culture.
By choosing the right yoga school, connecting with experienced instructors, and preparing yourself physically and mentally, you can make the most of your yoga training in Goa. Embrace the opportunity to learn from skilled teachers, engage in daily practice, and explore the profound teachings of yoga.
Whether you’re a beginner seeking a strong foundation or an experienced practitioner aiming to refine your skills, Goa offers a wide range of courses to suit your needs. From Hatha to Ashtanga, Vinyasa to Yin, there’s something for everyone.
Moreover, the beauty of Goa extends beyond yoga practice. Take time to immerse yourself in the local culture, enjoy the stunning beaches, indulge in delicious cuisine, and connect with like-minded individuals on the same yoga path.
As you conclude your yoga training in Goa, you’ll carry with you not only a deeper understanding of yoga but also a renewed sense of self and a refreshed perspective on life. The transformative power of yoga combined with the magical energy of Goa creates an experience that goes beyond the physical practice on the mat.
So, whether you’re planning a short yoga retreat or a comprehensive teacher training program, Goa is waiting to welcome you with open arms. Embrace the journey, let go of expectations, and allow yourself to be guided by experienced instructors who will support and inspire you along the way.
Embark on this transformative yoga journey in Goa, and let the practice guide you towards self-discovery, inner peace, and holistic well-being. Get ready to experience the magic of Goa, where yoga meets the ocean, and a profound connection with yourself awaits. Namaste!
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