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2020.11.26 01:09 500scnds [Table] Iama guy who has been living alone in an abandoned ‘ghost town’ for over 6 months. I bought the town just over two years ago. AMA! (pt 3/3 FINAL)

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I subscribe to your YouTube channel! Are you still seeing that one ghost? Have you gone back into that building? I completely redid that building because it creeped me out too much. It had dark carpet, dark walls, lace curtains. I ripped out the carpet, left it wood floors, painted the walls white, took out the curtains. Feels better in there, but I still don't really like being in there.
You mentioned opening it up for short time stays, would you market by leaning into the supernatural elements? Staying in a ghost town sounds perfect in my opinion. If you are a believer, then the history will make it exciting. If you are not a believer, then the absolute stillness sounds pleasantly perfect. I don't think we'll lean into it, but not lean away from it either. I won't have 'ghost tours' or anything like that, but if people want to come and look for ghosts, that's their issue. Cerro Gordo's history is what it is. It's very public. Some are 100% convinced there is paranormal history here, some think that's bogus. I don't want to push one way or the other. People can do what they want once here...
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I understand that. Not trying to tell you anything to do with your work but I really would think about marketing to some. At least think about a Halloween/October takeover that leans into it for a few weeks. If your ROI increases from some small adjustments to the town, it couldn't hurt. But you also may have zero interest in actually turning a profit, which is equally acceptable as it is your town. Prior marketing manager here so hard to turn off the ideas. Great work with the town so far! totally! Around certain holidays it would definitely be fun. I just don't want to use it as a crutch, you know? Some towns lean on that so much. I think Cerro Gordo is much bigger than just that one element, so don't want to be known for JUST that...
Hey! I was watching your 6 month update last night. Heck of a coincidence. I love your work. The trickle supply for the water out of the mine probably needs a tank somewhere, are you storing it further up the mountain? Or is it just trickle straight into the town? Thanks for checking it out! I have a few tanks. Two 2,500 gallon tanks a bit above town. That is where water is flowing right now. Then there is two 500 gallon tanks that sort of backup those two 2,500 gallon tanks. The water comes around 400 gallons per day. Although it stopped yesterday weirdly. So we're going back down this coming week to see why.
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Is it possible to rig up a cistern to catch rainwatesnow? Maybe some way to melt the snow, to supplement your water supply from underground and give you a backup in case of emergencies? My grandparents lived on Grand Cayman for a few years and they used a cistern for laundry and the like. I've been going over different options along these lines. There are some weird regulations about capturing water around here, but I think we may be able to do some variation of that long term.
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Good luck!! I look forward to seeing what you do with Cerro Gordo and how you solve these problems :) Thank you!
I just watched the 6 month update video on YT, and I think the only time I got nervous for you was when you were sitting on that cart and it started to shift! How are you preparing for this winter after spending the end of last years in the town? A lot of ways. That first winter was all new to me. I grew up in Florida and lived in Texas. My truck was 2WD with street tires.
I have already stocked up on wood, slowly stocking up on food, and have a 4WD Tacoma with chains ready.
I'm sure I'll learn a lot this winter too, but I'm in a much better place than last year...
I think I may be too late to the party. But I’m a unique age that allowed me to remember your first ama on here, and then also happened to follow the sam and Colby videos when they came to visit. I was like no way I know this place! I was so sorry to hear about the hotel. How was it working with Sam and Colby? Did their videos help raise some funds towards rebuilding the hotel? Was it interesting to host the group there when you’re usually more of a lone wolf? Sam & Colby are great. Really nice guys. We've stayed in touch. Their fans are amazing and really helped towards rebuilding the hotel. I hope S&C come back for the opening party!
As the owner of the town, can you just change the name? Or is there some kind of process that needs approval? I probably could, but I like the name, also the history of the town is why it's interesting to me, so I'd like to keep it the same...
Do you get many people drop by out of the blue? When it's good weather, yeah. It's a weird situation because the town is technically 'closed' because of the pandemic and I'm trying to do work on the town.
So if I'm in a remote part of the town and someone shows up to main area, it's weird to come back and find people basically waiting/looking around your house.
My email is public and there is a sign with a phone number at bottom of hill. I just wish people would arrange visits ahead of time...
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I guess Cerro Gordo Rd that runs through town is still a public easement, and you can't put up a gate? Technically a 'utility road' because DWP/ATT/FAA use it to access stuff.
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Ouch. No chance of getting it vacated then. Although it's probably less likely you'll get trapped for long by a rockslide or something. Congrats on living the dream, dude. I used to travel a ton around NM and southern CO when I lived in Texas, and always fantasized about buying something way abandoned, way out in the desert. Thanks for helping preserve a critical part of our history that many people overlook. Appreciate that!
Weren't you like trapped there last winter? Lol anyway are you gonna get that place up and running soon? I sure was. Not this winter! I'm much more prepared this time around.
I hope to have people coming to stay overnight by this time next year (pandemic allowing)...
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I for sure wanna go when you have it running! I remember that you got sick while trapped right? I'm so happy to hear you made it out and back in ok!!! I can't wait for you to open up. I'm not too far away (a couple states over). Better now! I had a few rounds of appendicitis. A few rounds because first time they treated it just with antibiotics because of pandemic. Then it came back again and I had to have surgery to get it removed. Not a lot of fun, but better now!
Have you thought about busting out a metal detector? I did a few weeks ago and found these badass Chinese coins. I need to use it more but there is so much scrap metal/nails around it is hard to find just the good stuff...
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Hi Brent - just started following you and the Cerro Gordo account on IG! You’ve said that the approach increases 6,000 feet in elevation in 7 miles. What’s it like driving up? I imagine it’s 7 miles of razor sharp switchbacks? What speed do you take it? You’re 32 - do you see yourself dating in the future? Last question: have you watched Schitt’s Creek? The road can be intimidating at first (and especially at night) but I'm used to it now. I've done it a bunch that now I just get to enjoy the view. At first I was so focused on road I couldn't see anything else haha. I used to go around 10MPH all the way up. Now I hover around 20 if I'm in my truck and maybe up to 30MPH if I'm in my Polaris side-by-side...
Need a brewery? Always. I thought the 'hoist house' could be a cool brewery one day.
Can I come visit? Let's let the pandemic die down a bit, then sure! why not
How do you cope with the isolation so well? Do you meditate or anything like that? Long walks. Introvert.
Reddit.
How do you know the silver there is really played out? That's what I've been told and fancy companies determined, but I hold out hope. You could be a few inches away from the vein and not know it. One day, maybe...
Hey I've seen your YouTube videos before! Any more ghost stories? I remember you telling one about seeing a little kid in a bunk house I believe. None as concerning to me as the bunkhouse story. I still don't like going in that building.
The other one recently involved my wallet. I came back from town one day and put it inside on top of some laundry I had just done. I came back in, and the wallet wasn't there. It wasn't ANYWHERE. To the point where I had to order new cards such. Then, months later, I brought in laundry, and my wallet was back on top of this new stack. So some mischief for sure being played...
This might be a dumb question but since you put 1.4m into it, how are you still making money to buy food and stuff while running ghost town? I have a 'day job' that luckily I can do from my computer.
How do you go on about getting basic necessities like toilet paper, food, etc.. I guess, what I'm asking is, how close is the nearest Walmart? Nearest walmart is maybe 2 hours away? 2.5 maybe? I usually get supplies every 2 weeks or so in a town called "Lone Pine" which is just over an hour from the town. The store is small and variety is limited, but gets the job done
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Can you get things delivered? I can’t see a UPS truck or a USPS mail cart making it anywhere near the town. And how is that handled if you decided to move there permanently? Do you have a registered address? How would you handle any 911 type situations? I can't. My PO Box is in Lone Pine. About an hour or so drive each way. I think that's my only option. I have to go there when I get groceries and pick up whatever is there...
911 is tough. A 7 mile steep dirt road isn't easy. Maybe helicopter if situation is bad enough?
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Obviously there’s heaps liability having this awesome destination with potential hazards (old mines, etc.).. on one hand I’d think the state and/or federal government would have to extend basic emergency services to the town, but since you own the whole town they may not have to actually offer any support. Do you know what the situation will be? Have you started any conversations about this with any government offices about what will be available once you’re commercially operating and open to the public? With the BLM and the FAA having interests close to your town, it seems feasible that the govt at least has the capacity to get to where you are regularly. This just signs interesting as hell, I can’t wait to go watch all of your videos! FAA will theoretically clear the road in the winter if I call in the favor. It isn't a set rule, but I'm supposed to look after their stuff a bit when they're not here, and they help when they can. That type of relationship for now. But I do know people at both BLM and FAA and probably should have convos around when we're fully open...
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As a fellow Texan I’d never been too keen on going back to Cali.. but your town has changed that. I’d love to road trip over with my husband and check your town out once you’re up and running. I’ll be following this over the next year or so and look forward to having the opportunity to eventually make it happen! Thanks for checking it out! Come on out
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I love lone pine and would love to come say hi one day Lone Pine is the best! Is that where you live?
Is this your website? https://store.cerrogordomines.com/ Correct
At what point will you start dressing up as the Miner Forty-Niner and scaring teenagers who drive through the town? Who's to say I don't already...
Oh wow I discovered your channel not too long ago, what was your main driving motive for all of this? Seems like an impossible project personally Gotta also ask, how are the kittens doing? Kittens are good! Eating soft food now, which makes my life easier haha.
The drive has changed over time. When I started, I think I was looking for a cool hospitality project. Now being here so much and learning all the history, there is this overwhelming sense of responsibility. Of duty. That I HAVE to get this town to a place where more people can experience it, and leave it for generations to come. Probably going a bit nuts
Do you live there by yourself? If not, what do others do? I'm here by myself. Some people visit occasionally to help work on town, but nobody else lives here full time.
I remember when you first posted about this. So glad you've kept it up. What has been the biggest surprise you've learned about yourself during the time you've spent in your town during quarantine? Hmmm. I think I've learned to slow down. I used to rush rush rush. Mainly to avoid doing important things or sitting with certain ideas. Now I'm comfortable just sitting in a chair looking at the mountain for an hour. And not being anxious that I need to be doing something else...
[deleted] I think it's slowed me down a lot. I used to run around doing all sorts of tasks that seemed so important. But they were just distracting from things I didn't want to sit with or think about or act on. I don't get those distractions here. It clarifies things for me...
What kind of camping is available in the area? There is surrounding BLM land in the area that is available for camping. I hope one day on the back of our property to offer camping options, but for now it would be too much to manage
I follow you on tiktok! One question that bugs me sorry if you've already answered is what can you do about all that unstable dynamite, is there not a way to get a bomb disposal or similar? I just leave it there. Not worth the hassle to try to remove and I'm the only one going in most these mines, so I keep a metal record of where it is...
Hey! Love the YouTube channel! found it a few weeks ago. Curious, have you slept in the mine lounge yet? I am sure you've answered this already. Thanks for sharing with us! Hope to visit some day. Take care mate! I haven't slept in the lounge, but I did sleep in the mine the other night. That's actually what my next video is about.
I took the hoist down into the main Union Mine and had them take up the hoist so I had to be down there from around 6pm-8am. It was QUITE the experience...
I’ve seen a few comments mentioning internet access, and your mention of the ATT hot spot that does the trick for you. Do you intend to maintain the atmosphere of a relatively internet free setting, or do you intend to bring in WiFi for visitors? You stated you want people to come see the town and experience the history, and I feel some of our modern comforts would greatly detract from that, especially WiFi. It also brings me to Edward Abbey -esque thoughts on paving the dirt roads that lead to special places in the desert (don’t do it) I'd never pave our dirt road. It's difficult, but it needs to be difficult. It takes a long time, but during that time you build anticipation. And RIGHT when you want to say 'fuck it' and turn around, the town reveals itself to you, and it takes your breath away. Then you feel like you've 'earned' the stay in a weird way. And you don't want to leave.
In terms of WIFI, I don't want super fast wifi. Something so people can communicate with world if they need to, but we're not a co-working space.
Have you met any famous people? Jeff Goldblum came to film something here. That was pretty cool. He's really nice. I guess that counts?
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Oh wow, that counts, what did he film? An episode of his show "World According to Jeff Goldblum" - it was about denim.
Hi! Just watched a couple of your videos - so cool. I love that you're filming all this! I gotta ask if you've got names for all the goats and kittens yet? I know you mentioned a couple names but not 11 names! :) OK! Here it goes. Goats - Tofu, Beretta, Bubba, Elon, Senorita Juanita.
Kittens - Gordo. The rest are still unnamed. Any suggestions?
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Reading through your other comments, Levi has to be one of their names for sure.. Excellent call!! I like that.
[deleted] The town has a very rich history. Biggest producer of silver in California, more gunfights that could be recorded, 'ghosts', hidden treasure, everything.
I never get bored here...
Do you experience any form of corporeal inequality or tension between you and the remaining ghost populace? I imagine living in a ghost town would give you a comprehensive insight into ghost culture and society, are they actively trying to involve you in the community or are they giving you the silent treatment? I know where they like to hang out. They know where I hang out. We respect each other's space
Have you thought of getting amateur astronomers up there to take some pics of the sky? It would be an awesome place to go for a weekend to get the stars. Stars are amazing. This winter that became my obsession - long exposure photos. I'd never taken any in my life but this place is prime for them. I've really enjoyed it.
I've watched hours of your youtube channel man you are so good at it! Fascinating story. I do think you are fuckin mental wondering around by yourself up there. On that note when you are exploring mines are you careful about gas build up? I've watched other exploration videos and sometimes they have a little device that alerts to harmful gases, which you might not be able to smell. Wow, thanks for checking them out! I'm glad you like them. I bring a 4-gas monitor with me into the mines
What a coincidence! I've been getting your vids in my recommeded for weeks and decided to give in yesterday, and now you show up on the front page of reddit. Nice. I absolutely love this kind of project. Maybe because I basically grew up in one myself, my parents bought a 19th-century french textile factory and we've been renovating it for the past 20 years to receive guests in it. Do your long-term plans include rebuilding some of the old buildings that weren't there? Some of the missing 478? Also, with tourism likely to increase, how are you planning on keeping it authentic? Definitely want to rebuild some buildings lost. I have a photo from 1890s that shows a TON of buildings that aren't here anymore. However, given the buildings that are here, I can piece together where they should be...
Hey Brent, I've been following your journey for a few weeks now, just want to let you know how much I enjoy your videos! It's obvious you put a lot of time and care into the content that you edit and release. I know you just got the kittens - have you considered getting a dog as well? Thank you for watching! It definitely takes a long time for each video. That isn't my background. I'd never made a video before April, so it's all new and I'm slow. But I enjoy it
How much of the original hotel that burned are you able to salvage? was anything found in the ashes that could be incorporated to the rebuild? How are you planning on getting water for the resort? Do you wear an oxygen mask when you go down into the mines? When do you expect people will be able to come and stay at Cerro Gordo as a resort? Thanks for the AMA! I don't think resort is the route we'll take anymore. It doesn't fit the place. It also isn't the type of place I like to stay. I think it will be more like a lodge or a bed/breakfast. I think it fits the vibe here much better.
We'll have to truck up water for now, unless we find a different solution.
Not much of the hotel was left, but some original floorboards will be incorporated into the new floor
Might be too late and have missed you, but i love the YT channel, thanks for sharing such great videos. My question: how's the feeling of freedom there? Do you ever just divert from what you were planning on doing, and...decide to walk/drive in a different direction and see what you see? I feel like that would be an amazing feeling. Totally. Almost everyday. I almost plan on getting 'lost' in the late afternoon.
I'll set out with a plan. See something interesting along the way. Hike there. See something else interesting. Hike there. See something interesting. Repeat that for a long time and get 'lost'
It is an amazing feeling for sure.
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I just watched a bunch of the videos. Two questions: 1. When you were exploring the mine where 30 people had died, where you a bit worried (or perhaps anticipating) to find them? They died in a collapse. Meaning dirt and rock fell on them in such amounts that others couldn't rescue them. So I don't think it's likely we'd stumble upon them. They'd still be under the collapse
Here is an article that mentions the collapse: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-oct-08-me-then8-story.html
"Cerro Gordo’s deadliest mine disaster struck in the early 1870s when a cave-in killed at least eight and as many as 35 Chinese miners. They were mining in limestone below the 200-foot level and failed to shore up the tunnel with timber, former Cerro Gordo mining foreman Fred Fisher told a Times reporter in 1950. Their bodies were never recovered."
2. Also, why are the mines full of jeans? Would people just run around butt naked when their jeans got teared? I've heard a few theories. First, they sh*t their pants and left them back there. Next, they had a pair of work pants and a pair of everyday pants and changed once they got there. Next, the pants were expensive and belonged to the mine not the miner so they stayed at the mine. Next, they ripped and they threw them in trash heaps back in the mine
Have you elected yourself mayor yet? Just for the heck of it. And do you allow tourists? Just now. Mayor Brent! Elected. Unanimously from all parties present :)
What’s the coolest thing you’ve dug up? I found some Chinese coins that are apparently 300 years old or so. I found some pocket-watches, old pants, dynamite boxes. All sorts of crazy stuff. Here is photos of some
Most of the tunnels (you use another term, I forget it now) look like walking while standing up straight might be an issue. How high is the ceiling in the easier to get to places? and how wide? I was watching the 'Most Dangerous' video so not thinking about that so much, but the places people might normally explore. It can be annoying. I'm 6'2" tall, so I have to hunch over in a lot of the mines. Hours of hunching over doesn't feel so good the next day! But I think it's worth it (obviously)...
What is your water access like there? You must have wells. No water! It's an ongoing issue, but I'm working on it...
What kind of temperature variation do you see at that altitude right next to Death Valley? And how are the night skies? I don't imagine you have much light pollution. So the other day it was 130 in Death Valley. A World Record I think. The Weather Channel somehow called me to ask how it was living in such inhospitable conditions. But when they called it was maybe 85 or 90 here. So I had to tell them I wasn't really in any danger.
The fact the town is at 8,500 ft really helps. It's crazy the difference, especially considering how close we are to Death Valley. The property is only 7 miles from the park's border...
Can you see Mt Whitney across the valley from Cerro Gordo Peak area or is it obscured? Yup! You can see Mt Whitney from almost all the buildings. Well, the wildfire smoke is impacting it right now, but usually. Also if you hike to the other side of the property, you have full views of Death Valley. An interesting high/low experience.
I know how to brew beer. Your town seems to be missing a brewery. Trade you brewing lessons for a stay? I'm listening...
Hello! What do you hate the most about living in the ghost town? Hmmm. I really think the positives outweigh the negatives, but lack of access to fresh vegetables and fruit is something that comes to mind. I miss my blackberries and spinach...
That video where the bar burnt down was super brutal. Were you able to salvage anything? Some things, but not that much.
The only 'silver lining' (outside the fact nobody was hurt), is that the icehouse next to the hotel was the original dump location for the hotel. So nobody has been under there in nearly 140 years. There are a lot of artifacts I hope to put in the new hotel that would have never been recovered otherwise...
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Do you think any of the metal items may be intact enough to be restored (eg. the stove, range etc)? I'm hoping the wood burning stove from the common area, as well as the cast iron stove from the kitchen. Both took a good beating, but I'm certainly going to try. Would really tie the place back together...
Have you met the people from Ghost Adventures? Yeah! Zack and crew came out and filmed here. I didn't interact with them much, but I was here when they were filming...
After reading resortdude's excellent advice and industry insight, it occurred to me that there is a flaw in his thinking: He is thinking like a resort operator. A resort operator is in the business of supplying luxury, convenience, and serving the whims of picky patrons. However, your enterprise doesn't have follow that path: In fact, it probably shouldn't. I believe you are targetting a very different, almost opposite market: What you have to offer is an authentic frontier-style experience. And that experience is far from luxurious! It's closer to camping. I wonder if a camping operator has to adhere to the same requirements as a luxury resort operator? I imagine you'd be leaning away from modern sewage systems, and toward long-drop toilets. Surely those are still legal? And rather than feeding your guests chef-made three-course-meals, you'd be feeding them baked beans, cowboy style. And who needs propane when you're cooking everything over an open fire! Or, if you want relative luxury, you could serve modern, military-style MREs. The one thing you can't escape though is the need for a large water supply. Also, I believe fire-suppression systems are not required in single-storey buildings below a certain size, provided they have multiple exits. Anyway, just some ideas. I may be way off-base, but I still think you should check out the regulations for outdoor camping operators, and see if they differ from those of luxury resort operators. Good luck! I hope to come and visit if ever I'm in the USA ; ) I think you're right. For a while we were considering a more 'resort' type thing. But it seems crazy now after being here. It will be closer to a lodge type atmosphere..
I followed you on Youtube recently and I'm a huge fan! Are you ever scared of finding a human skull in the mines? How high is the probability of finding one? Thanks for watching! I don't think it's too high of probability. If someone died back there, they probably died being collapsed by rock/dirt, so I wouldn't find their remains. If they didn't die in a collapsed, there probably was somebody with them to take them out. I can only see someone getting into some bad gas and passing out and nobody knowing where they were as an option to find someone...
Can I come up on the weekend and you can put me and my son to work? We’d bring our own tent and food etc. It would be a good trade. We get a weekend in the mountains and you get some extra hands. Shoot me an email! [email protected]
Youtube suggested me your videos and I liked them. Have you ever been in a situation of danger while exploring a mine ? Btw I have been very sad when your hotel burned down :( It was such a beautiful building. Good luck tho The closest to real danger I've had in the mines (that I'm aware of) was 2 times: 1) Early on, I wasn't paying enough attention and stepped on a board that cracked over a bit pit. Luckily not all my weight was on it and I corrected before falling. It taught me a big lesson about boards and pits. 2) recently I explored a collapsed level of the mine (the 200 level if you saw the video) getting in and out of that was really sketchy because the roof keep collapsing big rocks when trying to get out...
How's the local McDonalds? haha, far away! There is one in the town of Lone Pine. But that's about an hour away if you factor in the dirt road
I’ve been watching your videos on YouTube for a couple months now. I’ve always wondered, when you go down into the mines, (especially the recent video of the 200 level) how do you keep track of what passages you’ve gone into? Have you ever gotten lost? Thanks for watching! I haven't gotten really lost yet. I usually use a marker. For instance I'll follow the cart track if there is still track and if I leave the track, I'll leave something where I left the track. That way, I just find my way back to the track. Not a perfect system, but works for me
I follow you on tiktok! Have you found any denim yet? And also has any old dynamite gone off down there? Lastly, what is the weirdest thing you have found down there? I've found some denim, but not THE denim. As in, not Levi's jeans yet. No dynamite has gone off yet, or I wouldn't be typing this...
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The denim is in the cribbing! My friend and his mining partner discovered the oldest blouse known to exist and sold it to the Levi’s company. He had to free climb up the cribbing (stacked waist rock wall) about 80-100 feet. He saw a glimpse of blue from his light and reached his hand between the rocks. Pulled out the blouse but one of the sleeves ripped off. They sold it for a lot of money. Best of luck! Damn, getting this type of tip at this time of night. I feel like I need to abandoned this and get into the mines ASAP
Wait didn’t you show up on Sam & Colby? Indeed. They came out and explored. I like those guys
I was watching your video where you and a friend (I assume?) were exploring a certain floor of a mine that had collapsed where 4 miners died I believe you said. The entrance had collapsed but you found another way in? Where are those dead miners? Were they on the floor you managed to enter? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see if you could find them? I remember you said you will make sure nobody ever goes there again after you visited it The 200 level of the mine. It was probably closer to 30 miners. They died in a collapse, meaning under a bunch of rock and dirt. So I don't think we'd see the bodies. When the accident happened a lot of people tried to rescue them but couldn't, so I don't really want to go digging around to disturb them.
Here is an article that mentions it:
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-oct-08-me-then8-story.html
"Cerro Gordo’s deadliest mine disaster struck in the early 1870s when a cave-in killed at least eight and as many as 35 Chinese miners. They were mining in limestone below the 200-foot level and failed to shore up the tunnel with timber, former Cerro Gordo mining foreman Fred Fisher told a Times reporter in 1950. Their bodies were never recovered."
How are the goats doing? Love your videos! Goats are good! They're getting bigger and expanding their territory around the town. I'd like to train them to free roam and come back to a bell or something. But haven't nailed that yet...
Doubt he's still here but perhaps someone else can answer this: What is the legality regarding appointing yourself mayor, writing your own town constitution that allows you to hold the offices of mayor, secretary, etc etc, at the same time, and then create city wide ordinances that are favorable to your life style? You know? I'm still here! Where am I going? Not too much else going on Sunday in a ghost town haha. I think the county still has some jurisdiction over a lot of that, but I could try. I've also watched a documentary on 'sovereign nations' where they basically declare themselves their own nation within a different country. But you raise a good point and one I should look into more.
Do you ever hope to make money out of this town? i.e. maybe the bare minimum you'll need to survive? Or are you looking to live completely without money at some point (from the land etc.)? I hope eventually the town covers it's own expenses (and mine). But I didn't get into this to make tons of money.
Was your town ever on the show ghost adventures? If so do you think it’s haunted? It was! I actually sleep in the room they think is haunted by two children ghosts.
I don't think it's 'haunted'. Is there spirits or paranormal activity? Maybe. But if so, I think they're more curious than anything...
This is great! Good for you! I remember seeing this for sale at one point. Questions ( sorry if they have already been asked)... 1. Does Amazon deliver there/do you get mail? 2. What kind of wildlife is out there ( lizards? Snakes?) 3. Are you finding lots of photos to guide your restoration? Again...I’m so glad someone bought it who is interested in restoring it. I’m going to check out your videos. 1. No! I have a PO box in Lone Pine, which is a little over an hour away. 2. Bobcats, rabbits, birds. Not too many snakes because of elevation. 3. Yes, luckily there are quite a few photos of the town at its peak
How do the stars look at night? Insane. You can see the Milky Way, almsot every star.
This doesn't do it justice, but is a photo I took this winter...https://www.instagram.com/p/B-YQ7Tag39a/
Brent, huge fan and I’ve watched all the YouTube videos and can’t wait to see Cerro Gordo with my own eyes one day! What are your plans for exploring the mine? I saw you explored the 200 level but are there any other spots in the mine that people have not seen since the mine was active? Awesome, thank you for watching! There are a few areas that have been closed off for a long time. The one that is most interesting to me is called the "Omega Tunnel." It may actually connect to the 200 level from the outside. But the portal into it is collapsed big time. I've tried digging it out, and Robert even used 10 sticks of dynamite to try to open portal, but it's really collapsed. But it holds my imagination and I hope I can get into it one day...
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I can’t wait to see the day you get in there! If you’ve ever heard of or been familiar with FPV systems, that may be a way to send an RC truck through a small hole to explore ahead for you. (Finding the right radio frequency to propagate through the mine also helps) I’m out in Los Angeles and when I make my way up to Cerro Gordo one day I’ll bring some FPV camera stuff for you to check out. Keep chipping away at that portal though! (Pun intended) Will do! Thank you. I'll look into those more too.
What makes an abandoned town "an important part of history"? Cerro Gordo is the reason Los Angeles is what Los Angeles is today. It shaped California. It was the largest producer of silver for the state and an important part of mining history. It's just been overlooked for a long time.
Do people often come over from the back way into town? From the racecourse or teakettle junction in Death Valley? A decent amount. If weather is good, and the weekend, maybe 4 people a day?
The issue is when people come up the main road in a vehicle that barely made it up and think they're going to take the back road to Death Valley, or even worse, that they're going to take the Salt Tram road. Have you every taken that road? It's not a joke.
After getting a YouTube recommendation, I binge watched all your videos on Sunday and thought to myself "this guy should do an AMA". Synchronicity! Were you able to connect with the man who left a comment saying he was a previous caretaker in the 80s? It would be fun to hear what stories he has to offer! Oh wow, I've never seen that comment until now! Thank you for calling that out.
Are you looking to start a business like the Old west town in New Zealand had/has https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/old-west-replica-town-sale-scli-intl/index.html Is that your end game? how you raised the capital? or just for shits and giggles? EDIT: I just followed links in the CNN story I linked, and they link to YOU!! haha haha. Awesome
Will you have buzzfeed unsolved stay overnight there? I’d like to see more footage of what’s been caught on tape They had me do a little video earlier this year. I'd love to invite them up if they'd come...
Wow thats in the middle of no where. Any incentives to get people to move there? I suppose the silver is all gone if the town was ghosted? Silver vein apparently is lost. I don't necessarily want people to move here. Just visit for the weekend or so. I think the middle of nowhere nature will attract people to unwind for a bit and experience the history and natural beauty here...
Ever plan on trying to pull more gold out of any of the mines? You said in another comment you're always exploring them. *silver! Maybe, who knows. They apparently lost the vein and there isn't enough left to make it financially viable. But you never know
Have you thought about mining silver? Just for fun? I'd like to refine small batches of the ore still here to make jewelry or something for the town...
Are there tailings piles around the mines? Have you found any interesting mineral specimens in the mines or otherwise? Yeah! Huge tailing piles. I just went through them Friday for a while looking for rocks. Found a bunch of galena (which is what they were mining here), smithsonite, turquoise, and some other stuff...
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Awesome! Would love to see some over on rockhounds! Would you ever consider allowing access to the piles? I greatly appreciate the people who are generous to allow collecting on their property. (Though I can certainly understand why a lot of people do not, some folks just don't know how to behave) I live in NC and have not yet been west but I hope to some day soon! I let people come. There is a Gem & Mineral Society in Lone Pine and they did their 20th annual dig up here this past weekend. I have an appreciation for rocks that is growing now that I have the town...
Been loving the videos. Any sketchy things happen on the 200 level we didn’t see? My condolences to the american hotel. How big of a challenge will the delivery of rebuild materials be? The 200 was really weird. I filmed all that on my iPhone where usually I'd use my GoPro or Sony. Both of those were dead (I had just filmed a different video), so I used the iPhone. So whenever I saw something, I had to consciously think to take out phone and record. I didn't always do that because I was so in the moment taking everything in. There was a lot more dynamite in the area where I talk about dynamite. But just didn't think it was interesting to show 5 minutes of just dynamite.
Getting supplies up here is tough. That is the logistical challenge I'm thinking about right now. We need to get a loader and/or backhoe up here, but you can trailer it up. So we have to walk it up the mountain, which will take a whole day and who knows how much fuel...
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How’s the water situation? Pump back running? Really great for the towns people to help get that going for ya. I’d freak out in the elevator. And in the mine in general knowing there’s 32 souls down there. Every noise would have me on edge. Can’t wait to visit. Pump was running, but it stopped yesterday again. So we're going to go back down this week to see why that is happening. Hopefully it's something easy to fix...
The cage definitely is freaky. Even after being down it a few times...
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2020.11.20 11:05 AutumnGemstone Steal my fiance? Expect me to be a free babysitter for your affair child? Watch me emotionally annihilate her!

My followers may have noticed I post a lot of revenge stories, both mine and secondhand accounts. I'll let ya'll in on a little secret whispers I LIKE revenge stories! I'm a very vengeful person! Anyways, my girlfriend knows this and gave me permission to upload this story about how her aunt took revenge on her cheating sister and her husband.
So when my aunt who we'll call Katherine (nobody's real name is used in this story) was in college, she fell in love with a guy we'll refer to as Henry. He was charming, handsome, and charismatic. Unlike most of her previous beaus, he got along swimmingly with her girlfriends. Enough so that theyd ask her to invite him on their girls night outs, and quickly grew to consider him their bestie as much as Katherine was. Her parents adored him and thought they couldn't ask for a better son in law! It was your typical Romcom University love story.
He eventually proposed to her in their favorite restaurant, she cried tears of joy, the works.. And if it was a movie, they would have tied the knot and rushed into a limo that took them off to Hawaii for their honeymoon. But unfortunately this ain't your typical romcom university love story.
After graduation, Henry moved in with Katherine's family. While she was spending the summer juggling her internship and meeting with the wedding planner, he got all chummy with her brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles (everybody lived in the same town), but especially her little sister we'll call Anne. It wasn't long before he was quickly cemented in all their hearts as part of the family.
Now like most little sisters, Anne had a nasty habit of mimicking her big sis, wanting to be just like her in every way, wanting to do all the same things she did.... but unlike most little sisters, Anne never really grew out of the phase. But Katherine, was so euphoric from the prospect of being married, she was completely blind to the stench of reality until it bashed her over the head like a pillowcase full of bricks.
About a week before the wedding, Katherine and Henry were hosting a small party with their closest friends and families (neither one really wanted to do a bacheloBachelorette party and thought this would be more meaningful). Henry stopped for a toast. Kathy thought he was going to tell everybody how much he loved her. Instead, he announced he was breaking off the engagement because "the heart wants what the heart wants". Which in this case was Anne, the mother of his unborn child.
At first Katherine thought he was pulling some kind of a joke on her, and laughingly quipped about what he intended to do about all their deposits. They were too close to the wedding day to cancel with a refund. Everything was already set in motion, and all that was really left to do was walk down the aisle. Henrys solution? Just swap her out with Anne! The wedding invitations had long since been sent out, people had rsvpd. "It'll all be just a pleasant prank when they arrive to see its really Anne!"
Katherine looked to the rest of the family to see if they were all in on this joke. To her growing suspicion, they all began to awkwardly avoid eye contact. After a lengthy silence, her dad cleared his throat and revealed that Henry had disclosed his intention to switch brides to everybody here and that this whole party was for the sake of springing the news on her. She was the only one who didn't know at this point.
When Katherine finally did register what was happening, she went completely numb with shock. Henry and Anne were kind enough to tell her that "she didn't have to come if she wasn't comfortable with it" and since her parents were the ones paying for the wedding (and they'd already given their blessing), it wasn't like she could cancel.
Katherine hoped everybody would side with her, but her dad (my uncle) shrugged and said there was no point in letting all their planning be for naught. The rest of the family told her Anne's unborn child needed Henry more than she did. She tried to notify the wedding guests about the switch, but all the ones on Henry's side of the family felt like they still needed to support him, and when he'd won over most of her own friends to the point where they felt the same. Even her own extended family refused to boycott the wedding because "It's your sister's big day"
In her desperation to find someone in her corner, she tearfully called Henry's parents (they were flying in for the wedding out of state) and told them what was happening. To her horror, she learned that they were also aware of the news and were still flying in to "meet their future grandbaby". She even tried to call the wedding planner, only for her to reassure her that Henry had already notified her about the switch, and kept it a secret from her at his request.
Katherine's only remaining scrap of dignity lay in her refusal to go to the wedding, but her parents strong armed her into going and told her not to ruin Anne's big day by making her feel guilty. They warned her that if she didn't come to the wedding, they'd expect her to be out of the house by the time they got back. She had to watch in absolute humiliation as her little sister walked down the aisle in her wedding down (she had it refitted for her) with all her "friends" as bridesmaids, marrying the love of her life.
In the end, she couldn't bear to watch Anne adopting the life that should have been hers, much less everybody in town congratulating the happy couple for being a match made in heaven. She reached out to one of her only friends who refused to come to the ceremony when she learned the news and begged to move in with her. Fortunately, the friend agreed (despite living in a studio apartment) and even paid for her ticket (she lived in a nearby city). Its honestly a good thing that this friend was there for her, because if she wasn't, I dont know how Katherine would have fared.
Katherine eventually got a job in the city and started a new life. Four years later and she got a call from Anne asking if she would visit. She told her that she wanted to "make things right", and Katherine thinking that she'd recieve the apology she'd always yearned for, and finally have her pain acknowledged, dropped everything to fly over. She still was angry at her sister, but missed her nonetheless and was genuinely excited to move forward from their rough patch. Anne invited her to stay with her and Henry, and Katherine was immensely excited to begin the healing process
Katherine arrived at Anne's house. Upon arriving, she was introduced to her daughter, Elizabeth. Katherine was cordial to the child, but was really more interested in talking things out with Anne. But to her frustration, every time she attempted to bring up Anne's betrayal, she'd return to the subject of her daughter, talking about things like her sleep schedule and dietary restrictions.
Katherine didn't want to be rude so she smiled and listened, but by the time she finally put her foot down and insisted that Anne hear what she had to say, Anne brushed her off and told her she'd hear it tomorrow morning.
To Katherine's dismay, she came down to breakfast to learn that Henry and Anne had planned a weekend long trip together. She was initially excited, thinking that it was a surprise trip for the three of them. Imagine her shock when she realized that Anne and Henry intended to go alone while she "got to spend bonding time with her neice".
As Katherine watched the couple speed away, she realized the truth of the situation- Anne had no intention of patching things up with her and was simply using her as a free babysitter. She was furious with herself for being so gullible, but then she realized she had been gift wrapped an opportunity for revenge. If Anne wanted her to be the "fun aunt" to her daughter, then she'd be the "fun aunt" alright.
When Anne and Henry came back that Sunday night, Katherine put on a big show about how much fun she had babysitting their daughter and urged them to call her any time they needed someone to watch her. The couple, thinking all was forgiven, smiled and readily agreed.
Over the course of ten years, Katherine took every opportunity she could to spend time with Elizabeth. It got to the point where she would pick her up after school, and invite her to spend the night in her apartment over weekends. Within no time, she had cemented her place as her favorite aunt, a confidant, and a "friend". At least, that's what Elizabeth may have thought.
In reality, Katherine made it her mission to subtley dismantle Elizabeth's self-esteem, ability to make friends, and her trust in the rest of the family. She quickly zeroes in on Elizabeth's insecurities and subtely learned to prey on them without her ever even realize it.
She was clever in that she exploited them in a way that didn't make the girl resent her for pointing them out, but rather appreciate her for her "honesty". She would tell her things like "who else in your family loves you enough to be this upfront with you?" "The reason why I remind you of your limitations is because I consider you my friend as well as my neice. And that's why I'll be honest with you in a way the rest of your family isnt".
Every time the girl came to her with any accomplishment, Katherine would give her backhanded praise that made her question herself, or undermine her with passive aggressive comments implying Elizabeth had no business being proud of something so trivial that made her feel ashamed of "bragging". She conditioned her to never accept any praise on the grounds that it was just a means of insincere flattery from people who wanted something out of her.
Katherine programmed Elizabeth to believe people like her, who would bluntly point out her shortcomings had the decency to be honest and were harsh because they knew that she had the potential to be better than what they currently saw from her. Elizabeth's self esteem was rendered completely non existent before it even got a chance to develop. By the time she reached her teens, she was constantly second-guessing herself, making self-deprecating remarks, and refusing to accept a compliment from anybody without perceiving it as an insult.
The second part of her phase was to isolate Elizabeth from the rest of her family. She made sure that nobody else got a chance to bond with the girl to the extent she did, including her own parents. Every chance she got, Katherine manipulated Henry and Anne into leaving her with their daughter, even when they intended to do something as a family. Whenever another family member offered to watch her, Katherine would assure them that they needn't trouble themselves and shed be happy to step in.
She also made sure that Elizabeth didn't build up a support system of friends with whom she could confide anything to. Whenever she picked up Elizabeth from school/day care and she told her about plans for a play date, Katherine would feign disappointment and say that she had a surprise planned for her that day- which Elizabeth would always choose over the play date, not wanting to hurt her aunts feelings.
When other kids moms would ask her to talk to Anne about setting up play dates, Katherine would "lose" their number and warn Elizabeth not to get too close to their friends due to fabricated "observations" she'd noticed about them whenever she came to pick her up. If she got wind of any child trying to strike up a friendship with Elizabeth, shed go to the teacher and say Anne asked that her daughter not interact with that kid anymore.
The next part of the plan involved actively turning Elizabeth against the rest of her family. As she grew older, Katherine would constantly work in ways to "accidentally" reveal unflattering secrets and drama about the rest of the family to Elizabeth that lowered them in her eyes.
If Elizabeth ever told her about how her mom yelled at her over a bad test score, she would say things like "its a bit rich of your mother to give your grief for that considering how she never passed a test she didn't cheat on", or if her dad scolded her for eating junk food in bed shed quip that "hes in no position to be shaming you for doing something at the wrong time, when he wasn't afraid to down entire bottles of wine in the morning back in the day".
She refrained from telling her the ultimate secret regarding how Anne stole her fiance, but every time she "let something slip", she'd beg Elizabeth not to tell anybody what she learned.
Elizabeth grew so disgusted, horrified, and disillusioned with what shed learned about everybody, she could barely stand any member of her family other than Katherine. She coldly rebuffed any attempt to get to know them better, in favor of spending time with her favorite aunt.
When Elizabeth turned 18, she insisted on spending her 18th birthday with Katherine, much to her parent's dismay. Katherine went on to ask her if she had any crushes. After pressing her about the subject, she learned that Elizabeth did in fact have a crush on a boy in her class. One trip to the bathroom, followed by a search on social media revealed him to also be 18 (important later). Katherine then returned from the little girls room and urged Elizabeth to ask him out.
With her aunt's encouragement, Elizabeth gained the courage to ask this boy (we'll call him Walter) out on a date. They quickly blossomed into a boyfriend/girlfriend romance, largely in part thanks to Katherine's advice which if it wasnt for, she probably would never have been able to sustain a relationship with anybody thanks to all her years of emotional abuse.
Unbeknownst to Elizabeth, Katherine began to secretly DM Walter. Initially, under the guise of being an overprotective aunt who just wanted to make sure her neice didn't "blow it" by doing something stupid, she began to appeal to his interests using what she learned about him from stalking his social media. She persuaded him not to tell Elizabeth about their communication, because it would embarrass her to know her aunt took such drastic measures to make sure she was doing OK. "But if I don't worry, who will?"
Walter, was immediately taken with this cool, witty older woman who was so savvy about all the things he liked and was far more outgoing and confident than his timid girlfriend. Eventually, Elizabeth revealed that Walter (like most teenage boys his age) asked her if she'd be interested In taking things to the next level. Katherine persuaded Elizabeth to rendezvous with Walter at her apartment for the deed. Elizabeth was so blindly trusting of her aunt that she agreed without question.
On the night of their big date, Katherine told Elizabeth that an accident in her apartment forced all the residents to evacuate, minutes before she arrived (Elizabeth had a car which she was driving to the city in). She told her that Walter had already arrived at the scene and that she had told him the bad news. Disappointed, Elizabeth returned home.
Moments later, Walter showed up to the apartment. Katherine sadly told him that Elizabeth had gotten sick on the way there and had asked her to relay this to Walter upon his arrival. Katherine offered to make up for her neice's absence by cooking him a home cooked meal.
The boy was a hormonal teenager whod gotten himself all revved up thinking he would get laid that night, was angry at his girlfriend for canceling on such short notice without telling him, and Katherine was wearing a faceful of makeup and a padded bra. I think you guys can guess what happened next.
After Walter left, she texted Elizabeth, bragging about how she'd successfully seduced her boyfriend. Shortly afterwards, she recieved a phone call from her neice tearfully demanding to know how she could betray her like that.
Katherine finally revealed how her mother and father screwed her over all those years ago and how Elizabeth was always the bane of her existence. She then went on to rub more salt In her wounds by highlighting the extent of just how alone she really was. The one person in her life who she thought she could count on hated her all along!
Shortly afterwards, Elizabeth fell into a deep depression from the realization. Her social skills were far too underdeveloped from years of emotional isolation to know how to go about making friends.
Despite having reason to doubt everything Katherine told her about the rest of her family, questioning her mom revealed that what Katherine told her was true in regards to the wedding. Even though she hated her aunt now, she was still horrified to learn how the whole family screwed her over and couldn't bring herself to build a relationship with any of them.
Over the years, Elizabeth's depression worsened to the point where she turned to abusing drugs in an effort to numb the pain. Eventually she ended up getting in a car crash under the influence that left her in need of several surgerys including a kidney transplant. Anne and Henry came to Katherine's apartment, begging her to see if she was a match and to help paying the medical bills.
Katherine willingly got tested, and found out she was in fact a match for Elizabeth. Then she told Henry and Anne that she wouldn't donate so much as an ounce of blood or pay so much as a single cent towards the medical bills. She warned them never to contact her again and went completely NC with everybody in her family, blocking them on every platform. She went back to her life like nothing had happened.
TLDR: My girlfriend's aunt had a fiance who cheated on her with her sister, before pushing her out of her own wedding. Aunt eagerly jumps at the chance to rekindle their relationship, expecting an apology only to learn her sister just wants a babysitter. Aunt then seduces her nieces boyfriend and reveals her dads infidelity which sends her on a massive downward spiral resulting in a car crash. Aunt refuses to donate her kidney/help with medical bills and goes completely NC with the whole family.
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0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-INTRO-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> You've probably come here after seeing Dream's door smashed in by a SWAT team on his MCC stream, please read the entire dox before making opinions. The only Dream doxes on doxbin rn are fake. And Dream, if you're reading this. I suggest you go cry to Chapter 286 of your retarded statutes:
Part 1 =Precursor=: Oh boy, am I ever about to start Drama for this... Dream aka Clayton Huff is an egotistical piece of human garbage who serves no purpose but to waste oxygen on this rapidly decaying planet. With that out of the way. We can get into the meat of this situation.
The first guy to dox Dream was "Generic Name", after he was dared to after being told Dream was "undoxable". Wanting to bolster his ego, he started working on a Dream dox.
According to DM's and Generic himself: The dox was leaked out to Dream, where he created a version with incorrect information to try and stop the spread of the dox: https://anonfiles.com/F5j8Mdidpd/holyfuckwhyisjapanesesuchabasedlanguageiliterallycannotwithyourpunsandetmolygies_jpg
He also proceeded to deny a lot of info, like numbers. Despite them supposedly being linked to his PayPal and numerous land records: https://anonfiles.com/96k1M8i0p4/isnortedgfuelthroughmyurethraandnowiminfertilepleasehelp_jpg https://anonfiles.com/7dkbMai9p0/skiddikscomehome_jpg
Scared, Dream offers to pay Generic in Bitcoin to help him take down the dox: https://anonfiles.com/7alaM1i4pe/genshinneedstolearnhowtoproperlyimplementandvalidatecaptcharesponseslmao_jpg https://anonfiles.com/5claMci0pc/imdyinginsideharderthanggfansubs_jpg
A Scared Dream stroking Generic's Ego: https://anonfiles.com/vdm2Mdiepa/evenfreddymercurydidntsuckmenoffthishard_jpg https://anonfiles.com/x3maM3i8p8/whenuforgettomuxfontsinurv2aftetimingthev1toawanakimaudiostreamnotrealisingitwasbitflipped_jpg https://anonfiles.com/zfm5M8ifpc/watchingbdremuxesofanimein2020whentherearemuchbetterencodesbecauseyoudontrealiseliveactionencodinglogicdoesntapplytoanimeftthebandingandhaloingcrew_jpg https://anonfiles.com/10maMbi9p7/doxingisntanimportantpartoftheswattingprocessanwayftherkz_jpg Really Dream, at the start. This was just some fun. But the more I looked into you, the worse of a person I found you to be. Part 1 Conclusion
Part 2 =Who is Dream?=: Who is Clayton Ray Huff? A rich YouTuber with over 10 Million subcribers who has never faced hardship in his life, living in a private, gated community (Wingfield North). Clay was born into a wealthy, upper-middle class American dream family. Never being told no or being disciplined as a child, he grew into a- spoiled brat who would wine and winge until he got his way.
The only hardship he ever faced was when his obese mother couldn't pay the mortgage on a home worth nearly a million dollars after the 2007 finacial recession, and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (6:08-bk-10204): https://anonfiles.com/F3Nez1c0p2/huhthatsweird_pdf
Dream started playing Minecraft under the IGN "Clayman13" on numerous servers. Later creating the account "DreamOnPvP" and then buying the account "Dream" after begging his obese mother for shekels.
During this time, Clayton also participated in systemic doxing and collaborated with many doxers: https://anonfiles.com/3fr1Mei1p4/Dream_if_you_were_smart_about_this_you_d_still_have_your_door_atm_jpg https://anonfiles.com/56reM9i8pb/doesanyoneelseslicetheirballsopenonacheesegraterwhentheygetitchy_jpg https://anonfiles.com/72r0Mai6pb/hypotheticallywherecouldisellajarofthicksmellydickcheeseformaximumprofitsimguessingonafetishsitebutidkaskingforafriendhahaha_jpg
Dream played on many servers, such as FaithfulMC, MunchyMC, Brawl, Minemen and more. All of which he sucked at. In fact, there are numerous videos of him getting walked like a dog across the map on Minemen and Faithful that you can find on YouTube. Dream's first YouTube channel is now wiped. "DreamOnPvP" contained numerous videos of him being an autist on many popular servers at the time, but was wiped after he started his new channel, "DreamTraps" Originally, "DreamTraps" was a channel dedicated to showing, well. Traps. Mainly in HCF and KitMap.
His channel wasn't that active for a while, but after years. He ended up finding success with more random, intricate and original videos. When Dream started playing minecraft- his ego got checked like a black person getting "checked" with a loaded shotgun to the head by police. As he started to grow, he started to slowly show more and more of his deplorable, selfish - egotistical side. Dream fans themselves are too braindead to see it, and haven't noticed the "slow descent" into Dream becoming a dickhead.
Fun Facts about Dream: Cheated on his girlfiend four times, causing her to cheat on him nine times whilst they were in a sexual relationship: https://web.archive.org/web/20200906025253/https://twitter.com/sqmglqm/status/1302439010724442118
There are also allegations of him sexually harassing women, cheating has pretty much been proved: https://twtext.com/article/1302454667054637056 (Dead Link)
Part 2 Conclusion
Part 3 = A Note on Other Doxes= Generic claims that an early version of his dox was leaked to Dream, and has provided Twitter screenshots proving that Dream deliberately faked Doxes to try and stop the spread of his info: https://anonfiles.com/F5j8Mdidpd/holyfuckwhyisjapanesesuchabasedlanguageiliterallycannotwithyourpunsandetmolygies_jpg
Dream claims to be "well respected" in the doxing community, and has said it lead to Generic's doxes being taken down in less than an hour by Doxbin: https://anonfiles.com/B2reM1i5p4/okgenuinequestionherearemykidneysnotworkingproperlyorisurinsupposedtosmellsimilartowhatyoujustatebecauseigenuinelydonotknowpleasedmmeifyouknowtheanswerbecauseimstartingtogetabitworried_jpg
The recent "Twitter Dox" was simply a fan who searched the public (fake) name "Clay Bryce" up on Instagram, see: https://web.archive.org/web/20200801033129/https://twitter.com/softysapnap/status/1289403310621958148
The shit about Sapnap getting "doxed" as well is legitimately just bullshit made up by fans with the IQ of a bathtub.
Currently, all doxes avaliable on Doxbin but this one (if you're viewing this paste on Doxbin) contain false information. Part 3 Conclusion
Dream, get fucked. Also, a note to anyone that's wondering. Generic is no longer involved, as he's gone off the project due to lack of time and interest. All information he has provided to us is legal under Florida Statutes Title XIX: Chapter 282: Part II
To your braindead lawyers: The information provided here is provided under good faith, and the majority is specifically legal under Florida Statutes Title XIX: Chapter 282: Part II. Emails and Passwords have been added from leads data (Legal under FTC Act Sec. 3, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 43) We believe the "SWATTING" as us and many others call it is covered by Florida Statutes TITLE XLV: Chapter 768: NEGLIGENCE: Part 1 (GENERAL PROVISIONS): 768.13-768.135 We believe this as our intentions were based off concern and good faith, as we had very serious concerns Plaintiff Clayton Ray Huff had kidnapped and was storing multiple children in his basement to repeatedly molest, torture, and rape over 9000 times. We were so concerned that we claimed the house was rigged with bombs and full of hostages. To prompt an increased call-out of the appropriate authorities.
RIP Dream Door 2020-2020
Credits: Generic, original dox and info base, QC and cross-reference. GG, Commie, Herkz, Skiddiks and Generic: Memes Team Rooted (Current Dox) CZeDB (SWAT)
Keep an eye on what you're doing Techno, or else your head will be going off your neck like Dream's door went off its hinges. :) ^ A death threat, the only illegal thing in this dox. Ohhhh - and the SSN, maybe we went a bit too far with that one. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
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Full Name: Clayton Ray Huff (6'2) Age: 21 - August 12th 1999 (Arnold Palmer Hospital) IRL: SoonTM Aliases: DreamOnPvP/DreamTraps/DreamAF/DreamXD/DeltaKnight/DreamSkilful/Clayman23/Clayman2323 SSN: Read the notes at the end of the dox Voter ID: N/A Registered to Vote: N/A
Address(s): Current / 2710 English Ivy Ct, Longwood FL 32779 $$++$$ I love how his community is gated, yet you can jump his picket fence off a main road and gain access to his house easily. - Mortgage: https://anonfiles.com/Fcv2tdi4pd/Clayton_Ray_Huff_Mortgage_pdf - Deed: https://anonfiles.com/Ldwct9i6pb/Clayton_Ray_Huff_Deed_pdf - Taxes: https://anonfiles.com/FfTb2fcbpd/countycum_pdf {$8,658.15 (2018)}
Old / 3925 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo, FL 32765 Old / 667 Lamoka Ct, Winter Springs, FL 32708 Old / 662 San Pablo Ave, Casselberry, FL 32707 Old / 2882 Willow Bay Ter, Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone Number: - +1 (407) 725-1400 -_- Verizon Wireless // Changing and unlisting your phone number won't stop Team Rooted from ez'ing you...
Education: Casselberry Elementary School Lyman High School Seminole County Virtual School
Email Address(s): / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Passwords: / ilikepie / ilikepie23 / ilikepie2323
IP Address(s): / 97.100.189.17 - Old (Dynamic) / 72.238.109.76 - Old (Dynamic) / 72.189.157.219 - Old (Dynamic) / 142.196.47.92 - Old (Dynamic) / 67.8.96.84 - Old (Dynamic)
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Twitter - https://twitter.com/DreamWasTaken 2nd Twitter - https://twitter.com/DreamWasTaken2 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dreamwastaken/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/Dreamm/ Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/dreamwastaken 2nd YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dH4hzyiqDdnsywTVscmQA 3rd YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/DreamTeamYT Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DreamWasTaken/ Old YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/useDreamOnPVP/videos Old Spigot - https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/authors/dreamonpvp.211614/ Old Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/DreamOnPvP Old Brawl - https://www.brawl.com/members/24154/ Old Munchy - https://www.munchymc.com/forumsDreamXD/summary Discord: Dream#3827 Snapchat: dreampublic
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Full Name: Stephanie Schechter Huff (5'9) Age: 49 - February 8th 1971 IRL: https://anonfiles.com/P4l5Qci8p0/dontstickyourdickinmrsforeheadhere_png Job: Senior Recruitment Specialist at Avant Healthcare - Registered Nurse SSN: 261-73-6485 Drivers License ID: H100-797-71-548-0 Voter ID: 107694470 Registered to Vote: 10/11/2000
Address(s): Current / 667 Lamoka Ct, Winter Springs, FL 32708 - Mortgage: https://anonfiles.com/Fdzbtfi9p8/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Mortgage_pdf - Deed: https://anonfiles.com/B813tbi8pa/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Deed_pdf - Mortgage Release (Double Mortgage to pay off the first one): https://anonfiles.com/573etfi3p0/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Mortgage_Release_pdf - Taxes: https://anonfiles.com/r46ft6ibp4/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Taxes_2019_pdf {$4,849.43 (2019)}
Old / 662 San Pablo Ave, Casselberry, FL 32707 Old / 2882 Willow Bay Ter, Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone Number: - +1 (407) 790-8056 -_- Verizon Wireless
Education: Satellite High School (1986-1989) American University - Kogod School of Business (1989-1993) Macquarie University (1993-1994) $$++$$ Get the fuck out of my beautiful immigrant hating country u negroid - Generic Orlando Tech [Nursing] (2009-2010)
Email Address(s): / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Passwords: / 232323
IP Address(s): / 97.100.189.17 - Old (Dynamic) / 72.238.109.76 - Old (Dynamic) / 72.189.157.219 - Old (Dynamic) / 142.196.47.92 - Old (Dynamic) / 67.8.96.84 - Old (Dynamic)
Bonus: Car - 2001 Gray Nissan- License Plate: Y14QFM
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.s.huff.12 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-huff-241b903
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$399,610 in Debt Moment: https://anonfiles.com/T6F0Bai5p6/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Credit_Report_pdf
Wells Fargo Home Loan $378,666 balance Next Payment: $3,176 Estimated Pay Off Date: October 2030
Chrysler Capital Car Loan $19,990 balance Next Payment: $763 Estimated Pay Off Date: August 2022
Wells Fargo Credit Card $884 balance Next Payment: $188 Estimated Pay Off Date: February 2021
Citibank Credit Card $70 balance Next Payment: $71 Estimated Pay Off Date: November 2020
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Full Name: Stuart Ray Huff (6'0) Age: 49 - August 20th 1971 IRL: https://anonfiles.com/hb4fD3i8p4/stuart_huff_jpg Job: Senior Software Developer at SunGard Public Sector - Soccer Director at Class Athlete SSN: Read the notes at the end of the dox Drivers License ID: H100-796-71-300-0 Voter ID: 107687982 Registered to Vote: 9/25/2000
Address(s): Current / 667 Lamoka Ct, Winter Springs, FL 32708 - Mortgage: https://anonfiles.com/Fdzbtfi9p8/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Mortgage_pdf - Deed: https://anonfiles.com/B813tbi8pa/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Deed_pdf - Mortgage Release (Double Mortgage to pay off the first one): https://anonfiles.com/573etfi3p0/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Mortgage_Release_pdf - Taxes: https://anonfiles.com/r46ft6ibp4/Stephanie_Schechter_Huff_Stuart_Ray_Huff_Taxes_2019_pdf {$4,849.43 (2019)}
Old / 662 San Pablo Ave, Casselberry, FL 32707 Old / 2882 Willow Bay Ter, Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone Number: - +1 (407) 409-6580 -_- AT&T Wireless
Education: American University [Business] (1989-1993) Macquarie University [Comp-sci Work Study Abroad] (1993) $$++$$ So Dream's parents met studying abroad in Australia. Time for the Coce man to commit honorable suicide - Generic
Email Address(s): / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Passwords: / two323
IP Address(s): / 97.100.189.17 - Old (Dynamic) / 72.238.109.76 - Old (Dynamic) / 72.189.157.219 - Old (Dynamic) / 142.196.47.92 - Old (Dynamic) / 67.8.96.84 - Old (Dynamic)
Bonus: Car - 2005 Red Toyota - License Plate: IEK022
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LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuarthuff
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Dream's parents like fucking - they fuck a lot. Those dirty whores need to convert to Islam.
Consider this a bonus speed round for the rest of our obese friend's family:
Dream's Oldest Sister: Sydney Rei Huff - Age 23 (June 23rd 1997) - 667 Lamoka Ct, Winter Springs, FL 32708 - (321) 279-9308 - Bachelor's of Science - Attended College and University unlike Dream - Registered Nurse - Genuinely impressive experience, educations and qualifications - only one in the family with an IQ above room temp. Notes: Loves fem-domming her little beta soy-boy brother Clayton like muh Onee-chan hentai manga :DDDDD
Dream's Younger Sister: Savannah Rei Huff - Age 14 (September 30th 2006) - 667 Lamoka Ct, Winter Springs, FL 32708 - Attends Lyman High School Notes: Has a massive ego due to her "famous" brother. Here's an IRL to make up for the lack of info (doxing minors is hard and I'm lazy D:): https://anonfiles.com/l9Y9G9icp0/DristaIsActuallyAMister_jpg
Dream's Younger Brother: Coleton Ray Huff - Age 18 (May 30th 2002) - same info, I'm getting bored of this Coleton Graduate OMG!!!!: https://anonfiles.com/RageHai8p8/OMGGUYSICRYANDSHITPANTOMGGGG_jpg Notes: Basic white boy, lost every football game he ever played in Highschool (not a joke) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-FUCK INTERPOL LET ME TAP DRISTAS FAT ASS-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
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Well, this dox has been fun. We'd say "don't bother changing your shit", but if you do. It makes us look like bigger hacky men for finding the new info. So please do, I need clout D:
Clayton, tone down your ego and stop acting like an ass-clown. Also, you should probably give your parents some of that YT money to help pay off their crippling debt lmao. Contact us via our provided email(s) if you'd like this to stop.
Your mothers SSN and credit report have been provided as proof that we have access to all of your information. If you do not comply in due time, we will be releasing the rest of the information.
$$ TEAM ROOTED SOCIALS $$
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2020.10.30 13:40 UberHansen Game Matchups Preview #8: Bills vs. Patriots

Before every Bills’ game I spend some time, probably too much time, digging into how the Bills roster stacks up against their opponent’s. While doing this I specifically look at 5 matchups; Bills’ Pass Offense vs. Opponent’s Pass Defense, Bills’ Rush Offense vs. Opponent’s Rush Defense, Bills’ Pass Defense vs. Opponent’s Pass Offense, Bills’ Rush Defense vs. Opponent’s Rush Offense, Bills’ Special Teams vs. Opponent’s Special Teams. After doing all of this I try to come up with reasons “Why We Will Lose” and “Why We Will Win” ultimately leading to a prediction. Below I present 2020’s 8th iteration of this analysis for the Bills upcoming home game against the Patriots. Included is a scale to rank the advantage in each matchup from 👏👏👏👏👏 (Massive Advantage) to 👏 (Minimal Advantage).
Bills’ Passing Offense vs. Patriots’ Passing Defense
It isn’t hyperbole to say that Sunday’s game against the Patriots is the single most significant of Josh Allen’s career. Of course you could argue other games like the “Leap Heard Round the World”, or Turkey Day 2019, or the “Renegade” Game, or even the “Common Sense” Bowl were integral to the story of JA’s career but something just hits different about Sunday. Sunday presents an opportunity for Josh Allen that a Bills’ QB has not seen this millennium, an opportunity to bury the Patriots. Win this game and the excitement in Western New York may reach levels not seen since the early 90s. Lose this game and the resounding sentiment will be “Same Old Bills”. The fate of this team seemingly rests on a 24 year old QB’s shoulder, so to him, and the rest of the Bills’ roster, are you the “Same Old Bills”?
But passing the ball won’t be easy Sunday. The Patriots are just a year removed from being the #1 DVOA Pass Defense in the NFL and while they come into Sunday ranked 23rd the talent still exists. 2019 DPOY, Stephon Gilmore, headlines this unit and, assuming he plays, will likely be glued to Stefon Diggs for the entirety of Sunday. Outside of Gilmore the now 33 year-old McCourty twins will parole the secondary where they have built solid careers off of their coverage abilities combining for 46 interceptions, 193 passes defended, and even 5 touchdowns. The secondary is rounded out by Jonathan Jones and J.C. Jackson who since 2018 have a combined 312 targets against and are only giving up a 56.1 Cmp%. J.C. Jackson sneakily may be the best DB on the roster right now but regardless talent is strewn about this secondary.
And to counter that talent the Bills NEED John Brown. Since his injury the Bills have not been the same on offense, most notably their inability to hit the deep pass. Brown and Diggs feed off each other with each possessing the moniker of “Deep Threat”. This results in teams being forced to play 2-deep safeties instead of moving one forward and having the other shade to Diggs’ side. Forcing teams into these formations provides the Bills more cushion underneath and with the way that Cole Beasley is playing right now teams will have to pick their poison when it comes to stopping the Bills. If healthy the receiving corps feeds off of each other unlike any unit in the NFL, and if that is the case Sunday it could be a big game for this air attack.
EDGE: Bills 👏 👏
Bills’ Rushing Offense vs. Patriots’ Rushing Defense
This game will be won or lost in the trenches. For the Bills part they are getting a massive boost on Sunday with the return of Jon Feliciano who outside of Mitch Morse is arguably the most important player on the Bills’ OL. Feliciano seems to be the key to unlocking the Bills run game, which has struggled in 2020, as a player who excels in run blocking by mauling defenders in his gaps. If he is as advertised expect a heavy dose of runs to the A and B gap on the right side of the line with both Devin Singletary and Zack Moss getting carries this week. The Bills can seize an opportunity here against a Patriots team which currently ranks 27th in rushing yards against per game.
This Patriots front seven is not as talented as years past, but there are still some good players in this group. Starting LB Ja’Whaun Bentley is a career backup thrust into a starting role by star LB Dont’a Hightower opting out due to COVID. Bentley excels against the run, but struggles against the pass, as a wide bodied upfield LB. Outside of Bentley there is no other LBs of note so the focus shifts to the DL. Here the Patriots have journeymen defenders like DE John Simon and DT Lawrence Guy who have built careers as run first defenders capable of challenging RBs in the backfield. The only other player of note is Chase Winovich who hasn’t lived up to the hype that most Patriots fans’ placed on him after he was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 draft, but the Michigan standout (43 TFL in 41 Games) does possess all of the physical skills to put out a dominant performance.
The Bills have a chance to make some noise on the ground here especially if they are able to move the ball at all through the air. This game screams Zack Moss as a downhill runner seems more likely to do damage against a secondary which is often in nickel or dime formations. Look for the Bills to pull Mitch Morse often, to the right, in an attempt to get an RB to the edge with an OL in front. And while it isn’t technically a pass the Isaiah McKenzie push pass this week looks to be a massive weapon against an LB group that lacks speed and a defensive line which struggles setting the edge.
EDGE: Patriots 👏
Bills’ Passing Defense vs. Patriots’ Passing Offense
It is looking like the Bills could be without key players in the secondary with Levi Wallace (CB), Josh Norman (CB), and Micah Hyde (S) all nursing injuries. Missing all of these players are hits to a defense which has struggled through 2020 but the loss of Hyde could leave a massive void in the Bills secondary. Last week I broke down a play where the Bills’ Palms Zone scheme collapsed and the loss of Hyde makes this significantly more likely to happen on a consistent basis. Hyde is the figurative straw that stirs the drink and while his stats may seem bare this year he is one of the few players that consistently does his 1/11th. It will be interesting to see how the Bills play without their Center Fielder Sunday and is something Bills’ fans should be wary of if they see the Patriots attempt a deep pass.
But in all honesty who would the Patriots attempt said deep pass to? The Patriots top-2 receivers, Edelman and Harry, are unlikely to suit up Sunday meaning the Patriots are left with a top-3 (Based on targets) of Damiere Byrd (WR), Ryan Izzo (TE), and Jakobi Meyers (WR). Byrd has spent the majority of his career on practice Squads or the IR but could compete for fastest player in the NFL as he ran a 4.28, on grass, at his Pro Day in 2015. Ryan Izzo isn’t much more than a 6th lineman at this early stage in his career as he only has 21 targets for 13 catches in 12 games played up until now. And second year WR Jakobi Meyers flashed a bit in 2019 with 6 games of 35+ yards receiving, in a reserve role, but is more well known for breaking Torry Holt’s NC State single season reception record than anything he has done in the NFL. Fact: This is the worst group of receivers the Bills have faced in 2020.
If the Bills struggle to cover this group, even with the injuries their secondary is dealing with, then nothing can be assumed or expected of them moving forward. What Bills’ fans should expect is that the Bills defense leaves Sunday with more interception than they came in with, assuming the Patriots throw the ball once. So far the Patriots’ 3 QBs have combined for 11 Interceptions, better known as more interceptions than Josh Allen has in his last 21 games. Frankly, Newton looks completely lost throwing the ball. When his receivers are able to get separation, though rare, he is often completely missing in wildly different locations. His deep ball looks weak, his accuracy has been poor, his reads have been off, and he is turning the ball over at an alarming clip. The Bills have a massive advantage here and should be expected to dominate this matchup.
EDGE: Bills 👏 👏 👏
Bills’ Rushing Defense vs. Patriots’ Rushing Offense
This is where the Bills win or lose this game. The defensive headlines against the Jets hyped up a team which gave up only 220 yards with 4 of those coming in the second half. Those are great statistics to get excited about but what stood out to me most is Frank Gore’s YPC of 5.5 with runs of; 8, 11, 7, 2, 7, 0, 2, 9, 13, -1, 2. A 37 year old Frank Gore rushing behind a weak OL was consistently producing chunk yardage against this Bills’ team. That’s not good. The problem still seems to be across the board with the DL often getting blown back and the LBs failing to come forward and make plays. But Bills’ fans rejoice, it is looking more and more likely Matt Milano should be full-tilt Sunday, which is a huge boost for this team.
Do any of these names scream STUD to you? Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris, J.J. Taylor, James White. The answer is no. But still, these RBs respectively are putting up Y/C of 3.9, 5.4, 4.4, 4.3, all of which are solid numbers that make up a rushing attack which is putting up 155.0 yards per game, ranked 4th in the NFL. Each of them is under 6’0” and under 220lbs but outside of Burkhead, who is built to run downhill, the other 3 have the ability to take one to the house with sub 4.62 speed. But the highlight of the rushing attack isn’t the RBs, it’s Cam Newton. On the ground Newton may not be his 2015 MVP-self but he is still a threat and used as one. Outside of last week’s game against SF he has 9+ carries in every game and to date has 244 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs, and is averaging 4.9 Y/C. The Patriots like to get Newton to the edge and this week a heavy dose of that should be expected via Power-Read Options.
So this is it, can the Bills stop the run? I will intently be watching Ed Oliver this week who may still feel slighted by Cam Newton’s comments to him at training camp in 2019. Oliver needs to push the pocket this week and allow the LBs and DEs to focus contain. He will need to do this against solid 5th year starter David Andrews, who could be exposed this week with both flanking guards, Shaq Mason (RG) & Joe Thuney (LG), dealing with injuries. If neither of them, or only one of them play Ed Oliver has the ability to wreck this game. If both of them do play they produce one of the best interior OLs in the entire NFL, which would be bad news for a Bills’ team that has been continually gashed up the middle in 2020.
EDGE: Patriots 👏 👏 👏 👏
Bills’ Special Teams vs. Patriots’ Special Teams
Another game, another set of flashes by the Bills’ return man Andre Roberts. Against the Jets he averaged 40.0 Y/KR and 7.7 Y/PR. Roberts continues to be a game changing weapon that has the ability to flip the field, which will come in use Sunday. Bojo didn’t have a punt but at least this week did a much better job than Dan Marino of holding on kicks. Then there is Bass. Six FGs is an incredible game for a kicker but it’s the 45 and 37 yard miss that still have me concerned. As of now I need to cover my eyes every time he kicks, here is to hoping that changes. One unsung note about Bass, his kickoffs seems to be by design high arching kicks short of the endzone. This is a big reason why the Bills rank 11th in the league for opponents starting field position.
Gunner Olszewski is the main return man for the Patriots but has just 1 PR and 9 KRs on the season. In his two year career he is averaging a solid 9.1 Y/PR and 25.8 Y/KR. At Punter is Jake Bailey who is having a stellar season with in incredible -1.1 difference between Punt Avg. and Net Punt Avg. while dropping 11 of his 15 punts inside the 20 and 0 TBs. At kicker is Nick Folk who is 9 of 11 on FGs with misses from 45 and 51 as well as an XP miss.
EDGE: Bills 👏
Why We Will Lose
The weather report for Sunday plays right into the Patriots hand. Rain and winds of 25-50 MPH will make throwing the ball extremely difficult, which incredibly is the strength of the Bills and weakness of the Patriots. On offense this means that a Patriots’ team that is averaging 31 rushing attempts per game is likely to surpass their season high of 42 (Week 1) on Sunday. Historically the Patriots have beaten up the Bills via running back by committee and this week presents the same challenge. Add in a running QB and the Bills will have their hands full with one of the better rushing attacks they have played in years.
On defense the Patriots’ strength, their secondary, combats the Bills’ strength, their passing game. Of course this assumes the Bills are able to affectively throw the ball in the on-field weather conditions Sunday. If they can’t throw the ball the Bills will be forced to run it which has been a mixed bag for Buffalo this season. Make no mistake, Bill Belichick is well aware of Josh Allen’s fumble issues and has surely coached up his team to attack a wet ball all game in an effort to force multiple turnovers. If this happens, the Bills could fall behind early and struggle to find their way back into this game.
Why We Will Win
When is the last time the Bills clearly had more talent on their roster than the Patriots? Across the board the Bills seem to be better with their biggest advantage at QB. One of the main reasons Josh Allen was drafted was for games like this where his arm strength is able to combat the conditions unlike anyone else in the NFL. Even if he struggles through the air expect JA to use his legs more this week than he has the majority of the season as there should be a slew of running lanes available to him all game. JA, Singletary, and Moss should be able to pick up yards on the ground, and if they can the Bills offense should roll.
On defense the Bills must do the opposite of what they did against the Chiefs, bail out on the run by neglecting the pass. If the Bills can force Newton to beat them through the air this is a winnable game for Buffalo. This means the Bills are likely to be in their base defense with Edmunds, Milano, and Klein together on the field more often this week than at any point this season. You couple that with an injured interior OL and Buffalo has a chance to dominate the run and do something similar to what SF did to NE last week.
Prediction: Bills 21 – Patriots 17
I’ve never flip-flopped so much on a pick. Coming into writing this post I was 90% sure I would pick the Patriots to win this game. They matchup so well with Buffalo and have the innate ability to attack the Bills weaknesses while defending their strengths. Still, something feels different and I have an odd amount of confidence in Josh Allen this week. In games past against the Patriots he has been a wide eyed young QB trying to prove himself against his idol. This week I expect him to take what is given to him, playing a solid game, and lead the Bills to a massive victory against the Patriots. Folks, this isn’t your “Same Old Bills”.
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2020.10.20 21:54 LisaDeegs Research Community: Advancing the Diagnosis and Prognosis of ALS

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2020.10.20 19:30 FinderOfE Looking to upgrade my current PC

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Mainly general computer work, photoshop/lightroom work and light gaming but I would like to branch out into more AAA titles or FPS
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
I would prefer to stay under $1000 USD
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Just looking for general information on what should be changed but I could see myself ordering parts during Black Friday/Cyber Monday time frame
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Just the replacement parts, I would like to reuse as much as possible.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
NC, no microcenter
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Dell S2716DG
Mouse, keyboard, SSDs, case (Tho I can't remember the exact Fractal Design that I have.)
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
No
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
N/A
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Reusing the case
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Sticking with Windows 10
Extra info or particulars:
Current build
https://pcpartpicker.com/useCamach/saved/ywMd99

[UserBenchmarks: Game 37%, Desk 84%, Work 29%](https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/34373029)

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**CPU**[Intel Core i5-4590](https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Intel-Core-i5-4590/Rating/2604)79.2%
**GPU**[Nvidia GTX 1070](https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Nvidia-GTX-1070/Rating/3609)41.6%
**SSD**[Crucial M550 128GB](https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Crucial-M550-128GB/Rating/3485)83.1%
**SSD**[Samsung 860 Evo 1TB](https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/423831/Samsung-SSD-860-EVO-1TB)102.7%
**HDD**[Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 8TB](https://hdd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/196526/Seagate-Backup--Hub-BK)102.9%
**RAM**[G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB](https://ram.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/89402/GSKILL-F3-12800CL9-4GBSR-2x4GB)56.2%
**MBD**[Asrock H97M Anniversary](https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Asrock-H97M-Anniversary/8894)
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2020.10.20 06:42 InternetFreedomIn Read IFF's Comments on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Broadband Access and Connectivity

Read IFF's Comments on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Broadband Access and Connectivity

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tl;dr

IFF has submitted comments pursuant to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation Paper on Roadmap to Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband Speed. In our comments, we highlighted the need to revamp the policy and regulatory initiatives surrounding the broadband infrastructure in the country to ensure that every citizen has access to the internet irrespective of their geographical location or social and economic status.

Access to Internet is Essential

The right to access the internet has not yet been recognized as a fundamental right. However, in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India it was held that the internet is a medium to exercise fundamental rights provided by the Constitution of India. The judgement states that expressing one’s views or conducting one’s business through the internet are protected under Articles 19(1)(a) and 19(1)(g) of the Constitution respectively. However, does the Government have a positive obligation to provide access to the internet?
The National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP), 2018 seeks to unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks - to achieve the goal of digital empowerment and improved well-being of the people of India. To this end the NDCP attempts to outline a set of goals, initiatives, strategies and intended policy outcomes. This policy has three missions, the first of which is “Connect India: Creating Robust Digital Communications Infrastructure”. The aim of this mission is to promote Broadband for All as a tool for socio-economic development, while ensuring service quality and environmental sustainability.
To achieve this, we need to ensure that broadband infrastructure caters not only to needs based on connectivity and geography but also serves to alleviate sections of the society who have traditionally not been able to enjoy the benefits of access to the internet. Focused efforts need to be made by the Authority to ensure that special measures are taken to account for social conditions which have acted as a deterrent to access such as gender, caste or economic status.

Our submissions

The paper touches upon various issues pertaining to broadband access and connectivity. Below we have summarized two of our main submissions.

1. Need for updation of current definition

In our submissions, we highlight the lacuna that exists in the current framing of the definition of the term “broadband” and suggest necessary changes to ensure that it covers all of “Bharat”. Revision of the current definition is needed acutely and moving forward a process of constant revision should be put in place to ensure that the definition keeps pace with developments across the world.
Presently, the definition of broadband talks only about download speed which leaves much to be desired in terms of setting adequate standards which would help India achieve the goals of the NDCP-2018. India has a large digital economy which relies on synchronous digital communication. Upload speeds are vital to economic growth, cultural production and IOT devices. We have noticed that ISPs restrict and throttle upload speeds which impedes innovation and growth. To account for a fuller, complete advancement of the rights of users our recommendations is for broadband speeds to be a definition inclusive of upload speeds as well. Additionally, the definition should include download as well as upload speed to correspond to the dynamic use of the internet in the present scenario wherein the internet is used not only to consume information (download) but also to connect with peers and share information (upload).
Therefore, we suggested that “broadband” can be defined as: “Broadband is a data connection that is able to support interactive services including Internet access and has the capability of providing download and upload speeds which fall into one of the four categories mentioned herein to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide Broadband service. The four categories of broadband speed are:
  1. Normal - 512 KBp/s to 2 MBp/s download speed , 256 KBp/s to 1 MBp/s upload speed
  2. Good - 2 MBp/s to 20 MBp/s download speed , 1 MBp/s to 10 MBp/s upload speed
  3. Fast - 20 MBp/s to 50 MBp/s download speed , 10 MBp/s to 25 MBp/s upload speed
  4. Superfast - 50 MBp/s download speed and above, 25 MBp/s upload speed and above.

2. Need for development of broadband infrastructure

We also highlight the need to ensure that not only policy but also the accompanying infrastructure is developed in a way that constant updation is made possible. The Authority needs to envisage a way in which the development of infrastructure is done keeping in mind a public and private sector partnership. Therefore, we submitted that the government adopts the “Dig Smart” approach for broadband infrastructure creation and highlight the multiple possibilities for cross-sector infrastructure development and sharing.
The “Dig Smart” approach has been developed by the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Council in the United States of America in their paper titled ‘FTTH Council Dig Smart: Best Practices for Cities and States Adopting Dig Once Policies’. The Dig Smart policy entails the “governments installing conduit whenever there is underground construction in the public right of way -- whether that construction is for installing new utility equipment, repairs, or road work. The government then has the opportunity to lease that conduit to broadband providers that are interested in deploying fiber networks to the community. This approach benefits the community by facilitating broadband entry and by giving the government an ongoing revenue source. In fact, as (they) will show, these revenues can more than make up for the initial capital expense. While some governments may be hesitant to pay for conduit themselves because of its short-term budget impact, they can recoup that investment over time while also creating significant benefits from the community.”
These comments were drafted by IFF staff with the help of software engineer Gargi Sharma.

Important Documents

  1. IFF’s comments on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Roadmap to Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband Speed dated October 19, 2020 (link)
  2. TRAI’s Consultation Paper on Roadmap to Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband Speed dated August 20, 2020 (link)
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2020.10.19 23:28 cerebrum45 surprised i got reckless driving - wanton disregard

Hey gang,
I got in an accident the other night - I was the only car involved, was going the speed limit and was sober as a judge. I was sleepy however and had looked down to check a notification on my phone and look at the time, I was not engaged in a texting convo or looking at social media or anything. My phone was locked. I was going around 55 (speed limit 55), as I look up I am heading toward the ditch. I was driving in the right lane of a four lane highway separated by a grass median. So I try to get back in the lane, overcorrect and end up going all the way across the median and into the other lanes and my car stops perpendicular to the lane. I'm stopped sideways basically in the right lane with my tail-end sticking out into the left lane a little bit on the opposite side of the road that I started. So the fire dept and cops come etc etc. I am ok, shaky and crying but ok - no other cars involved as it was around midnight. At the end of it all I get a ticket for reckless driving with wanton disregard. I was so shook up I didn't really process it or know at the time that it's a misdemeanor (this is in NC).
I have no criminal record. Driving wise I got a speeding ticked back in 2005, I think it was dropped, can't remember. Then I rear-ended someone at a stoplight going like 10 mph about two years ago. No charges were filed in that incident.
The state trooper told me to get a copy of my certified driving record (it's otw) and I've reached out to a friend that's an attorney. The state trooper said my driving record was 'pretty good' and he's seen charges lowered/lessened (can't think of the right word). Just thought I'd throw this out to the reddit fam. Do any of you have an idea of what I'm facing if I'm convicted? Fees/Jail!!????? anyone in a similar situation have it dropped? Is there anything I can do leading up to the court date to help my chances ie go to a driving class, go talk to the ADA?
Thanks y'all,
CB
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2020.10.17 23:13 FockerXC Race Report: Fall Benchmark 5K

Race Information

- Name: 5K Time Trial
- Date: October 17, 2020
- Distance: 5000 meters
- Time: 16:30

Goals


Goal Completed
Personal Best (under 17:07) Yes (still surreal, was stuck for 5 years)
Sub-17 Yes
Sub-16:40 Yes (bit of a surprise, but I'm a poor judge of my own fitness)

Splits (Get ready for these, they're a little silly)

Mile 1: 5:10
Mile 2: 5:15
Mile 3: 5:25
Mile 3.1: 4:59 (pace)

Training

I come from more of a mid-distance background. In high school, track was my main season, and I ran cross country "to get in shape for track." I've always struggled with longer races, and honestly until recently the thought that I would ever be able to hold sub-6 mile pace (sub 3:43 kilometer pace) for longer than a 5K seemed too big a reach.
Last fall I learned how to increase mileage without injury (mostly by actually running easy runs easy, also some work on cadence). Went from a 32 minute 8K to low 28s. I showed myself that I could do more than I was capable of. Later that season in a tempo run I ran a low 36 minute 10K, and actually held that pace for a hair over 7 miles. This year, and especially during quarantine, I wanted to attack my old 5K PR. It had held for 5 years now, and after being dreadfully out of shape freshman and sophomore year of college I never thought I would get near it again. This past summer I put in 60 mile weeks for as long as I could (heat here in central NC is awful no matter how early you get up), then started peppering in lactate threshold workouts (another trick I learned last fall that really improved my endurance). I've been historically weak aerobically, and wanted to challenge the hell out of those systems.
Last couple weeks I started adding in a little bit of speed work, mostly VO2max because I didn't really know what sort of 5K shape I was in to know what goal pace to look for. Again, with my speed background I wasn't sure that mile or 1K repeats were going to be totally accurate. Some of you lovely folks suggested that the best way to know what 5K shape you're in is to run a 5K. So I did it. I figured given my mileage and general fitness level (accidental half marathon PR a couple weeks ago during a long run, surprised myself and cranked out a bunch of 6:30s like they were nothing) that I should be able to PR, and given a couple of my 1K repeat workouts, I assumed I was in the 16:30-16:40 range. Only way to find out was to test.

Race

A buddy of mine also wanted to join and get a 5K benchmark of his own, so we set a time to meet at a local track. We are at very different levels in our progress as runners so it wasn't so much for pacing or anything, just that we both agreed it's easier not to DNF if there's someone there with you to hold you accountable. Got up at 5:30 to eat breakfast, then watched the half marathon championships on mute while I listened to my pre-race jams, then hit the road to knock this sucker out. I opted to run it in my trainers (Nike Pegasus 37s) because it was a benchmark time trial, not a peak race.
Mile 1. I have a history of going out too fast. Part of this is long legs and itchy quick-twitch fibers. I tried to judge effort and go for around 80 seconds per lap, but quickly saw that I blew past that pace. Felt fairly comfortable though, so I held on to see what I could do. It was cool and only slightly breezy, so I settled into the pace and let myself run.
Mile 2. Started to feel a little burn here. Not in my legs though, but my arms. Tried shaking them out a few times, but they were a consistent nag the rest of the race. Breathing and legs felt fine, plowed through 2 miles in a 2 mile PR (again, was never very good at anything longer than a mile on the track back in the day) of 10:25.
Mile 3. Breeze started to pick up a little, so the back stretch was a fight. Legs were starting to feel it a bit, but honestly I lost focus more than anything. I let the headwind get to me, and my cadence dropped significantly. I was still fairly smooth, but I wasn't clicking by laps quite like I had been. Saw 15:50 at 3 miles and knew I was safely within PR range, but dug into the pace just a little more to try and see how low I could go. Finished at 16:30 on the dot, a nice round number to kick off my more intensive fall training.

Overall

Given the effort, it feels kinda surreal. That 17:07 back in the day left me gasping on the ground. This 16:30 I walked off in under a minute, and felt like I had a lot more in the tank on my cooldown. I think I defeated myself mentally on mile 3 more than physical fitness was a barrier, and I'm actually really curious to see what I could do in a competitive race. Based on what I've read (and personal experience) I know that this time would have been faster if I'd worn spikes, so that's a fun little thing I can add on my next time trial in November. Combined with some 5K- specific speed work, I honestly think my 2020 reach goal of breaking 16 minutes isn't all that far out of reach.
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2020.10.13 14:01 Tea-Ok Day 5 NC... its a little better

I was dumped. If I'm honest with myself overall he was not good to me or for me. It's still on my mind and I dream every night about something to do with the relationship. I deleted all trace of his contact info and I'm off social media. So i really can't contact him but the urges are still there. I remember the first day and thinking I couldn't do it and now it's been 5.
The initial hopes of reconciliation are already fading. I haven't let go of all hope but I'm def getting there. We set an ambiguous date to exchange stuff in a month or so but agreed NC until then..... I am starting to think that might not be a good idea.
In the relationship I was in the habit of thinking about him so I try and just be patient with myself since it's normal I'm not just instantly over it. Just wish time would speed up a little. Hopefully as I keep doing things for me my mind will slowly start to forget.
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2020.10.12 15:42 Bisen_14 First PC Build and looking for suggestions. AMD processor and RTX 3070 GPU please!!

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Primarily gaming, but I also like to continually learn new skills. So maybe some coding, or other programming, but my focus is on gaming. I currently game on an XB1 and this would be my first build. I play mostly AAA game titles, FPS (Mostly play COD right now), and single play games. Looking forward to playing Valorant, and CyberPunk! I am upgrading my monitor to 1440p 144hz, which is what I would like to play most of my games at.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

$800-$1000 USD. Not including the price of the GPU, see below.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

In the next couple of weeks. I would like to have the PC built by the time CyberPunk releases on Nov 19. I would like to start looking for deals on SSD and RAM, wifi/bluetooth card, etc., over the next couple of weeks.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**

I currently have nothing. Cheap peripherals will do for now.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

USA, NC. My brother will be camping out at a Micro Center in Maryland at the end of the month to try and secure the RTX 3070. If I can have him purchase anything else a that time, that would be great!

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

I currently have nothing, cheap peripherals will do for now, I would like to use my Xbox Elite S2 Controller, and Turtle Beach Stealth 700 for the time being.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

First PC build so probably not.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

Looking at the Ryzen 7 3700x from micro center. If there is a good combo deal with MOBO, I'll probably go with that. Trying to secure 3070 at the end of the month, but if thats not possible I might try to utilize the EVGA Step-up program. For the tower, I was thinking the Lian Li Lancool II Mesh, unless anyone else has other suggestions.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

I would like a sleek black build if possible. I have a high priority on performance rather than aesthetic. I might consider some RGB if it fits in my budget.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

I will need a copy of windows 10. I am ok will downloading the driver off Microsoft website and using it without a product key until I decide to change this down the road.

>**Extra info or particulars:**
500 gb SSD M.2 NVMe for OS.
1tb SSD M.2 NVMe or Hard Drive for games and other, whatever is recommended.
32gb Ram at speeds of at least 3200 mhz.
I will be hard wired but I would like to add Bluetooth to use my current controller and headset.
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2020.09.29 20:31 Subtlegi {NF] A Technical Investigation of Citizen Kane

I wrote this some time back as a term paper for a College Film Class. The reference pics have been removed to save space
A Technical Investigation of Citizen Kane
It’s Not All Black and White
📷 Citizen Kane is considered perhaps the best film ever produced. What does it contain that so many of others missed? I believe it is the imagination and technical expertise of Orson Welles and Greg Toland’s talent cocktail that forged this memorable work. To the right, notice both men on the floor setting up a low angle shot. Welles did very little alone, he was intelligent enough to use “OPB” other people’s brains. The screenplay alone does not stand up well against many other “Great Films,” it is the audio/visual experience created by the use of great techniques in lighting, photography and sound recording which make this film a masterpiece.
Over a period of twenty-five years, I have acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience in the Visual Arts. During this time I worked professionally in film, sound, and video while also enjoying the wonderful art of amateur black and white photography. My resume’ qualifies me to present a case for my thesis and in doing so I will cite technical information which is a part of my knowledge base. This combined with my research, meld into a comprehensive report on the behind the scenes wizardry of an ultra talented group of filmmakers.
📷Like most humans, I experience film through my eyes and ears, always looking deeper, beyond the dialog alone, into the complete experience. Although I hear the famous word “Rosebud” spoken by Kane, it is the atmosphere of the room, and the close up of his mouth, which amplifies the moment.
📷 Orson Welles wrote, directed, and acted in many productions of which Citizen Kane, being his best known, is the film he’ll be remembered. The following is a sampling of other productions Welles wrote, directed and more, except for this first two, written by William Shakespeare. MACBETH, described by Welles as "a violently sketched charcoal drawing of a great play," The magnificent photography by John L. Russel (Psycho) Directed by Orson Welles, and acted by Welles, Jeanette Nolan, DanO'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall, 1948. OTHELLO (production spanned three years) it won the Grand Prize at Cannes. Directed by Orson Welles, With: Welles, Suzanne Cloutier, Micheàl MacLiammoir, Robert Coote, 1952, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, Rita Hayworth plays a sultry wife, and includes the legendary hall-of-mirrors shootout finale. Directed and written by Orson Welles, 1947. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, Directed and written by Orson Welles, 1942. TOUCH OF EVIL, Directed and written by Orson Welles, With: Heston, Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Dietrich, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Weaver, 1958 (Starlight News).
After reading the above, it is impossible to overlook Welles as the original film multi-tasker. This man did it all. As a fine actor, writer, and director, it can be argued Welles has a bit of a control issue, but perhaps when you’re as talented as he, it’s not to unusual to not want to place your work or self in another’s hands.
The conductor of light, director of photography Greg Toland was hired from Samuel Goldwym Studios at $700.00 per week (Carringer 69). While at Goldwyn Studios Toland became regarded as one of the most creative cinematographer of the 1930.
His ‘acknowledged brilliance,’ as “American Cinematographer” magazine argued in 1942, placed him in the most nearly ideal position any Director of Photography has since the halcyon days when D.W. Griffith and Billy Blitzer were between them creating the basic techniques of the screen (American Cinematographer).
These accolades and of course the films themselves placed Toland in a position of power when negotiating with producers. Here are some items he requested and received from the producers of Citizen Kane. “RKO was obliged to employ Toland’s regular crew and rent his camera equipment from Goldwyn” (Carringer 69). He demanded these guarantees as an artist, for he had personalized his equipment, his brush, so to speak, to accommodate the style in which he shot. The crew consisting of grips, camera assistants, and gaffes were all a part of Toland’s creative bag of tricks that worked together as a one organism to accomplish the monumental task of producing a film of this caliber. Above all Toland insisted on creative control. This he had become accustomed to at Goldwyn Studios. After much success in his early career, Toland remarked, "I want to work with someone who's never made a movie. That's the only way to learn anything from someone who doesn't known anything”(Walling). He got his chance in 1941 with Citizen Kane on Orson Welles first movie. This team of Toland, and Welles became a creative partnership unsurpassed in movie making history.
There is light and the absence of light, there is shadow, created by infringing on the path of a light. These elements are the two ends of the visual spectrum. White (light), Black (shadow) and by the expected use of them, every lighting situation (in B/W) can be resolved. Mind pictures like these become possible in the right hands. Powerful light driven through small spaces cut like knives on the floor and walls. Soft light pushed through a window or down a hall washes the area like a softly driven snow. The power of this technique is obvious in the shot captured of the Walter Thatcher Library. (right) Nothing is resolved here (can be seen clearly), but it’s not the dialog or the face of the actors the filmmakers are interested in, but the mood set by the absence of light and the rod of
light coming from above. Reminiscent of a spiritual setting, the beam of light representing the entrance of the Almighty into the room.
Film is the medium that followed and in some ways took the place of paint, brush, and canvas, first with the snapshot, followed by moving pictures. In 1940 film had its limitations, even today it’s requires an informed photographer to photograph in a variety of settings with equally satisfactory results. Much of what makes an artist great is the length to which they are able to stretch the medium in which they work. This is where Welles and Toland excelled; they stretched the ability of the camera and film to lengths never before attained.
The tone of Citizen Kane is created with light, shadow, and darkness. Photography and light go hand in hand, in fact photography, as we know it, cannot exist without a light source. The way a scene is lit directly affects the resulting print. Film stocks of the late thirties, early forties were “slow” meaning the amount of exposure time (to light) with respect to the quality and resolution of the resulting print is high (long). A “fast” film with a speed of 800ASA or higher can capture an image indoors without a flash or extra lighting in a normally lit room. In 1940 a 100ASA film was considered fast, this film used in daylight would be capable of good exposure, but anything less than daylight would require lights, for a stills, a flash, for moving pictures, stage/motion picture lighting …Big, Hot, sometime noisy lights.
The film used to shoot Citizen Kane was Kodak Super XX, 100ASA which was an “off the shelf” product, that fortunately for Toland had just recently been released. Double X was “Four Times Faster” than its immediate predecessor. Without this timely release Citizen Kane may never have been made. The other variable is the amount of light needed and available, and how much one chooses to expose the film. Exposure time and aperture settings are two variables that determine, to a great extent, whether a scene will appear as bright as a 📷sunny day or full of shadows with the blackest blacks, but only grayish whites. Proper contrast presents itself as balanced if upon examination the black & white negative it exhibits the two extremes represented on the gray scale, black and white. This bias manifests in a photo that is too dark or too light and lacks contrast.
The manipulation of exposure can be seen and studied early in this film. In the scene shot in the projection room, Toland under exposed the film by not using an “average” light setting, (balanced) instead he resolved the streams of light pouring from the projection windows and placed the actors in the shadows. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, it is exactly what they wanted. The average person taking snapshots of their children would not appreciate their photos turning out in this fashion, but the professional is an artist, and artists create moods and settings with the tools of their art. In film, what we don’t see sometimes makes the shot
📷 “Camera derives from the Latin word for room or chamber. The camera pre-dates film. The Camera Obscura or “Dark Room,” occasionally seen at scenic locations was, in its original form, a pinhole camera.
The “pinhole’ in the roof could scan the countryside by means of a rotating mirror. The image was focused on a white table in the center if the room and viewed by observers inside the “camera” (Di Guilio).
📷”The Mitchell Camera Corporation began in 1919 as a camera repair and modification shop in Hollywood, as The National Motion Picture Repair Company (Roberts 141). The film was shot with Mitchell BNC cameras (BNC stands for Blimped News reel Camera). The BNC was introduced in 1934 and the first two cameras were sold to Goldwyn Studios in 1934 and 1935. "The first important picture on which they were used was Citizen Kane" (Roberts148) In 1934, this camera made the recording of sound for film feasible. At around 35 dB, the NC was quiet enough for unblimped use in exterior sound filming, as long as the microphone was not near the camera. Later that year the BNC was introduced, the B stood for Blimped. The Blimp is a sound proof housing which surrounded the camera bringing the sound level to a very quiet 21dB! To the average person these numbers mean nothing, even with an explanation of these levels may continue to seem irrelevant. But, take it from a man who spent years on sound stages, in recordings and television studios, the difference is huge; 35dB “decibels” is the sound level in an average home, 21dB is the sound level of a whisper, or rustling leaves. These are logarithmic numbers and the difference is demonstrated by taking the next step up. 70dB is the sound level of freeway traffic and of a vacuum cleaner. The change the “blimped” camera had on motion pictures is immense! (Noise)
The camera’s angle and length of lens create perspective. A long lens creates a voyeuristic feel as if looking in from afar a good example being Hitchock’s Rear Window. A short or wide lens brings the viewer into the scene. Angles are simple to understand.
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Considered how you appear to a small child from its playpen? Put yourself in the it’s place, think of its perspective “low” looking up, “wide” larger than life, and somewhat distorted view. This is not a pleasant picture. The baby looking up sees a huge, distorted thing; fortunately babies are innocent and cannot put the ominous nature of their vulnerable scene in perspective. Conversely, the perspective of an adult looking down at a child is like a king from his throne, a feeling of power, not vulnerability. Perspective makes the difference. Even in a situation where those involved are adults as in a courtroom setting, perspective plays a role. In a courtroom, the judge sits up high upon their judgement seat, which forces the defendant to look up. The judge appears large and powerful, while the defendant feels small, powerless, and vulnerable. Above, strong and in control, below, weak and suppliant. Orson, digs holes (right) in floors, through walls, and flies his cameras in the air shooting from different angles, creating different perspectives. A film shot at one level is flat, without flavor and as bland as an unseasoned potato.
📷 Next we explore the topic of “depth of field” (the distance from the object nearest to the camera and the farthest that are in continuous focus) also know as “Deep Focus” The first notable example is from the footage shot in the parlor of Mrs. Kane’s boarding house. In the foreground, mother, father, and Mr.Thatcher
discuss the boy’s future while in the background young Kane is seen through the window, all in perfect focus. Another example is the scene where Kane and his wife are sitting at either end of a long dining table in the huge Xanadu, big headed Kane intimidating and distorted (not out of focus) in the foreground, his bored wife, small and insignificant in the distance, both presented in sharp detail.
📷This next frame combines two techniques, “tight composition,” and “deep focus.” Tight composition meaning a quantity of images in a relatively small frame, and deep focus, all the images in frame are in focus. The scene is when Kane walks in on Susan’s singing lesson only to hear “the Maestro,” frustrated and disgusted with Susan’s ineptness, screaming a laundry list of insults at her. Bad timing. Kane in anger reprimands “the Maestro.”
After a few critical viewings, and a quick look at my camera’s dept of field indicator, I estimate the field covered in “the Maestro” frame was approximately 18 inches to 30 feet. Probably an 18mm or 25mm lens was used which has great depth of field when stopped down to F/11 or F/16, these two numbers are aperture setting or f-stops, indicate the size of the hole the camera looks through. The larger the number the smaller the hole, and the great dept of field.
A standard photographers table supplies the following values: for an 18.5mm lens at F/8: 1' 6" to Infinity and for 25mm: 2’ 9" to Infinity. To shoot at these apertures, a 100 ASA film requires 1280-foot candles of light, which is quite high by today’s standards. (A foot-candle is equal to the light ‘one candle’ would illuminate a surface at the distance of one foot.)
The definition of Deep Focus is applicable as a frame of reference in defining Shallow Focus, in which one part of the screen is in focus and the rest blurred, thus directing the viewer's attention to the key element of the action. This was a useful technique, but not an innovation in the1930s, having been used since the early days of film, although much of it’s use was dictated by the limitations of the cameras and films of the time.
An unknown Internet author describes a fancy focus technique.
📷Toland found that extra means were needed to maintain sharpness in certain extremely deep shots. Split-focus lenses and carefully controlled double exposures sometimes turned the trick, but were difficult to set up. One example is in the sequence in which Kane's wife attempts suicide: a glass, spoon and medicine bottle in sharp focus dominate the foreground; the bed is in the middle ground; and figures enter the door in the background. Here the foreground was lighted and photographed first, with the rest of the scene in darkness. Then the foreground was silhouetted and the background was lighted and shot in focus on the same film. (Sharp Practice)
Film is the medium that in some ways followed and took the place of paint, brush, and canvas. First came the snapshot, followed by moving pictures. To this day film has limitations, but in 1940, they were manifold. Much of what makes an artist great is the length to which they stretch the medium in which they work. This is where Welles and Toland excelled; they stretched the ability of camera, film, and light to lengths never before attained.
📷Before the making of Citizen Kane sound stages and film sets were open ceiling. A lot went on just above the frame, all of it unseemly, and needed to be hid, things such as; microphones, (big ugly microphones on booms with cables hanging) and other equipment that hung from the usually high ceiling sets. This open ceiling arrangement prohibited the camera from tilting (a vertical pan) any higher than the top of a room’s wall. Toland and Welles had no desire to repeat the same old shots seen hundreds of times before. They figured a way to work around this problem. They created ceilings with muslin, now microphones and the like were hidden above this “new ceiling.” This permitted Toland to shoot from the floor, (right) actually from a hole in the floor without thought of running out of wall. Note all that ceiling showing.
📷This took the bit from Toland’s mouth, freeing him to point the camera wherever his heart desired. The frame pictured to the left is an extraordinary example for three innovations are demonstrated in one shot: covered ceilings, a low angled perspective and deep focus. Fantastic!
Who says you have to be high tech to be innovative? Artists dislike restraints, when set free, they fly high. Freedom brought us this wonderful film.
The sound on Citizen Kane encompasses dialog, sound effects, and the musical score. In reverse order, Bernard Herrman scored the film, and later went on to compose the music for other great movies, including Psycho and Taxi Driver (who can forget that sax?). Welles brought with him from radio a keen ear and an understanding of sound effects. These effects augmented the film, but were not overpowering as in some films today. One example of his subtle usage is noted by Robert Carringer. “. . . such as the typewriter heard in extreme close-up when Kane is finishing the opera review and the musical accompaniment to the light bulb that dims to signal the faltering of Susan’s singing career”(100). I’ve recorded many sound tracks for video and television and I don’t envy the task assigned to the engineers in charge of this film. Even when recording a simple spot, I used more and better equipment than the entire sound crew of Citizen Kane.
In their process . .
. . . there are two separate and distinct sound operations, each presided over by a different sound engineer. One engineer is in charge of the sound recorded during the production. His chief assistant is the operator of the boom – a microphone slung from a long metal rod and suspended above the actors’ heads (Carringer 102).
Considering the task of a “boom operator” under ordinary circumstances was difficult, on Welles’ set there were times it must have been close to impossible. Because of the muslin ceilings the operator had a much more difficult time properly placing the microphones above the actors.
Once recorded, then it went into post production, and into the hands of James G. Stewart, a sound contractor who work on some of the most famous theaters in America, including Radio City Music Hall, before moving to California and joining RKO. He was in charge of post production, in those days called “rerecording,” today mixing and overdubs.
📷In the late thirties one could not go to a local sound store and buy whatever your budget allowed, these sound engineers, were just that, “engineers,” and if they needed something they’d design and build it. The crude two-man mixing console shown here is a “one off,” built for RKO under Stewart’s direction. Prior to this point in the process, the audio is dry (no effects, or processing) it’s during the “re-recording” process that echo, reverb, effects, and overdubs are inserted and mixed. Sound persons rarely get much glory, but without them, the public might still be watching silent films (Carringer 102-3).
In closing, Citizen Kane is a technical milestone in movie making, although I find the screenplay depressing. This tale of a boy removed from his family, given an education and all the money he could ever need (so one would think). Who grows into an idealistic, generous, and kind man, who had plans to change the world, but instead the world changed him, and for that, he hates the world and himself in return. The final scene, reveals his true heart, one, once so soft, now, hardened and broke. Calling to the heavens, spoke his final word “Rosebud” the name of a sleigh he once owned, so long ago, before fate stepped in and killed the boy. When Kane spoke, “Rosebud” he was not only calling out the name of a child’s toy, no, he was calling out to the life he left behind which contained that sleigh. The life he never had the chance to live.
📷📷📷📷📷”Rosebud” “Rosebud” “Rosebud” “Rosebud” “Rosebud”
Sources Cited
American Cinematographer, “Greg Toland.” 1942. http://www.cinematographer.com (1999)
Carringer, Robert. The Making of Citizen Kane. University of California Press, Berkeley
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Di Giulo, Edmund. “An Historical Survey of the Professional Motion-Picture Camera.”
SMPTE Journal, NY, 1967
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Noise Levels In Decibels. “The Sound Level Chart”
http://www.temple.edu/CEPT/temp/dcblevel.html (Nov. 2000)
Roberts, Laurence. “The Mitchell Camera: The Machine and Its Makers”
SMPTE Journal, NY. Oct. 1981: 141, 147, 148.
Star Light News. “Orson Wells.” http://starlightnews.cjb.net/orson.htm (Nov. 2000)
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http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/archive/innovators/toland.html (Oct.2000)
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http://www.pathfinder.com/photo/essay/kane/toland.htm (Oct. 2000)
Images: Peter Stackpole, LIFE, Welles and Toland on floor, 1.
RKO Radio Picture**:** Projection Room, 4. Mother in the Boarding House, Kane outside, 7. Tight Composition, 8. Low Ceilings, 10. Low Angle, 10.
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http://brightbytes.com/cosite/what.html (Nov. 2000)
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2020.09.29 06:11 BestGarbagePerson I didn't get my License until I was 24. Not because I didn't want to...my parents actively sabotaged me. [warning long]

To preface this probably wouldn't have been a problem if I was living in a European city with good public transport, but I lived in the US in the suburbs with terrible public transit.
Also to preface: I was a classic "never can be good enough' scapegoat, in that I was not a delinquint at all (actually the opposite), but was constantly under fire (accused of things I didn't do, but if I objected I was called a liar, aka the classic no-win scenario) and never good enough for my parents (both have personality disorders co-morbid with other issues). I was verbally abused constanty, occationally physically abused (not every day), and always treated like whatever I did was wrong and needed to be shut down, even just being "too happy." I am the oldest in my family btw.
So, to the point:
My n-rents refused to teach me how to drive, multiple times, even though I knew I would need to learn in order to get away from them in the suburbs. And boy did I want to.
Basically as a result I had no proper teenage years at all, as all my peers became increasingly independent (I also was not allowed to go out to visit friends), nor proper college years (without a car in a tiny town? lol), and was very very disadvanged in my life for a long time.
Here are some key moments in the battle I had with my parents to teach me how to drive:
...1. On my 16th Birthday, my dad bought himself a brand new car, then showed it off to me, and let me know because it is a stick shift he will not ever teach me how to drive it. It took me years to figure out how fucked up this was, although it hurt ofc when I was a teen I was so abused I couldn't even register it.
...2. Because my parents would not let me learn how to drive in their other (automatic) car, I took a summer job when I was 16, so I could afford private lessons with a driving teacher who would let me drive his car. My parents initially agreed they would sign off on my learners permit if I did this with my own money. At the end of my very last lesson (many dollars spent on this, for a teenager it was all my hard earned minimum wage dollars, I never had an allowance), they refused to sign the permit and refused to take me to the driving test. I was crushed. This was one of the first of many "rug pulling" betrayals I had from my horrifically fucked up parents.
...3. My dad selected the college that I was supposed to go to (otherwise he would not financially support me.) The college was BYU, if you don't know it, this is the Mormon college with extremely strict rules even for non-Mormons who attend at they time they also would expell anyone who was gay, just for being gay (I'm bisexual). I am not Mormon and never was and neither were my parents. If you also don't know, the college is in the middle of a no-where town with even shittier public transit (Utah after all.) I begged my dad for my safety and mental health to teach me how to drive before I went. He refused. .....To continue with this incident 3, I never understood why he wanted me to go to this college. I didn't find out until I was 30 years old from a distant cousin, that he wanted me to go there because he was cheating on my mom with another woman living in Provo, Utah. So it would be a cover for him. ..........Long story short, I was told to move out of the dorms at BYU because policy there is no one above a freshman can live in dorms. I was also told (by my father , as I ran out of money for food and for my phone, I was paying everything except tuition out of my pocket, which my dad paid $2000 dollars for and the rest I earned via scholarship) that I had to get a job and pay my way on my own. Without a car, in Utah, in the dead of winter, while I also was a full time student, and full time cross country athlete, and not Mormon, this was basically impossible. I was basically forced to drop out because I was literally starving and couldn't pay my rent, and couldn't even get to a job interview at all. Ofc, my dad gave me endless shit for this.
....4. So after quitting this college (which I later learned not long after I started attending his mistress dumped him, which was probably why he started withdrawing support and yelling at me all the time, it was his way of being a narcissist and shifting blame.) I had to move back in with my dad. He promised me (I basically had to haggle and argue with him for everything) that if I signed up again to any college, and saved up my own money for a car myself, that he would put the first 6th months insurance on the car (so I could walk it off the lot) and teach me how to drive.
I got a job immediately upon moving in with my father, and was working at a used car dealership at the time, while I applied and got into, the very very good local community college (I intended to transfer after getting an Associates.) After 6 months of busting my ass, I got the car I wanted to get. My dad literally drived it off the lot with me, using his insurance to cover me. Interestingly he never praised me for my hard work, and in fact, was unhappy and critical of me the whole purchasing experience.
However, he took me off his insurance in 24 hours, and refused to cover for the first 6th months, and refused to teach me how to drive, because in his words "you aren't going back to BYU like we promised."
HE CHANGED THE RULES FAM.
ETA: Thinking back on this, I honestly think he decided to fuck me up after seeing how happy the car made me as we came home with it. He decided to crush my dreams because he got off on it. He will never, ever, ever admit that this is what he did, he will lie to his grave that the original agreement was that I return to BYU, not just return to any college. Anyway, who would punish their daughter like this? For NOTHING?
My car at the time had to be parked on the street, so it was without insurance and in violation of the law. I was so scared! I did not have the money (nor did I even have a credit card) to buy 6 months insurance and what's the point? He refused to teach me how to drive anyway.
So while I freaked out on what to do, I had a boyfriend (later ex, he was actually pretty awful for me) that lived exactly 2 miles away who had a spot in their driveway I could park the car. So, in the dead of night, on back streets, I very slowly drove the car and parked it there (my boyfriend refused to drive it for me, he was very much like my dad in this way, and never lifted more than finger to help me with anything). OFC my dad found out somehow, and proceeded to threaten to turn me in to the cops etc etc etc, screaming 24 hour fight and basically told me to move out in 2 months (which I was planning anyway but he ruined my earning plans.)
I waited 3 days, crying every day, and was forced to sell back the dream car I had bought to the same dealership I worked for. (I had to get my dad to drive it back to the lot for me too..) I cannot explain to you all the humiliation that was for me. I still am upset about it, over 10 years later. I had to use that money on a deposit for a new place. I couldn't afford a car of my own until I was 28, but that's jumping ahead.
...5. In the meantime, my father and mother taught all my other siblings how to drive at age appropriate times and even taught one of them stick shift. Because I was the SC they were the GC. And although I have no proof, I think my mother or father either helped my siblings purchase their own cars or their insurances or both. They also co-signed my siblings student loans as well (never did so for me.) which got them much more money than I did.
As a result, one of my sisters had a car...However, while she was finishing college, she didn't need it where she was living and after she finished she was moving out of the country so she didn't really need it. So she "gave" it to me (she took it back, she was a chronic indian giver) when she was 21-22 (last year of college) and I was 24, and convinced my mom somehow to teach me how to drive with her car.
Now we are to the last incident.
....6. My mother promises to teach me how to drive, if I do an exchange with her of a combination of house cleaning and yard work. Ofc I have to pay my own insurance etc etc, which I was prepared to do.
I should explain this to you all too, when you ask "didn't you have any friends who could help you?" No. Due to the extreme abuse I suffered growing up (I was treated like a prisoner and a pariah in my own home) I had no friends from high school, and very shitty (underdeveloped) social skills. And what time did I have for friends? I was working 2 jobs and going to school right from when I was 18, as a woman. I had no time for fun, like the other girls in college. BYU ofc, was full of freakish LDS, and me as a bisexual non-mormon tomboy - that was right out. And then I joined a very abusive cult that my father introduced me to (long story) while finishing school which was very similarly "pull yourself up by your bootstraps". (Think like SeaOrg in Scientology, except less like a prison.)
So, my mom promises to teach me, but keeps pushing the dates, "forgetting" and arguing with me that she doesn't have time to do it. My living situation is getting really bad, and I am this close to being homeless.
So how did I finally get my license? I had this feeling I was about to be homeless in my sisters car, so I drove illegally in the dead of night like a snail, around and around the neighborhood with the DMV (where they will do the test) memorizing every single intersection, parking lot, sign and speed limit. I even memorized the map. Ofc, I was terrified I'd be caught. My SC instincts were so over-wrought that I even beat myself up for doing this for years after.
In the end, I never even told my mom that I was doing the test. I drove myself there, parked there, pretended to the DMV tester that my mom just took off to the nearby starbucks, and finished the exam. At 24.
However, did I mention my sister was an indian giver? Even though I said I'd pay her for the car (and she declined) and she was sure if she decided to come back to the US she wouldn't want it or need it, she ended up wanting the car back when she returned from abroad.
When she wanted the car back, I was already NC with my parents and my other siblings. So, when she took it back, from the ages of 25 to 28, again I did not have a car (but I had a license.)
Because I was in the cult, I was making pennies and all the money was being taken by the cult. I was only able to afford (when I got out of the cult) an extremely shit car.
And then a shit car (that was shit but it wasn't extremely shit) that I have driven for the past 5 years.
I'm 35 and I have finally purchased a car that is not over 10 years old, not salvage or leaking from every hole. My credit it still fucked up from the things that my parents did to me (financial situations they put me in, promises made but then not kept, refusing to treat medical issues as a child, etc.) but yeah, I got a car now that doesn't make me feel humiliated every time I get in it.
Edit: Grammar, spelling, formatting. Sorry....
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2020.09.28 03:40 Subtlegi Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane
This was my term paper for a college film class I took some years back. I did much research, spoke with Kodak, a cameraman from the shoot, as well as being a camera buff and videographer. I took out the all of photos referenced to save space here, but if anyone likes it and wants the complete piece I'd be happy to send it to you, just let me know. gabriel
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A Technical Investigation of Citizen Kane
It’s Not All Black and White
📷 Citizen Kane is considered perhaps the best film ever produced. What does it contain that so many of others missed? I believe it is the imagination and technical expertise of Orson Welles and Greg Toland’s talent cocktail that forged this memorable work. To the right, notice both men on the floor setting up a low angle shot. Welles did very little alone, he was intelligent enough to use “OPB” other people’s brains. The screenplay alone does not stand up well against many other “Great Films,” it is the audio/visual experience created by the use of great techniques in lighting, photography and sound recording which make this film a masterpiece.
Over a period of twenty-five years, I have acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience in the Visual Arts. During this time I worked professionally in film, sound, and video while also enjoying the wonderful art of amateur black and white photography. My resume’ qualifies me to present a case for my thesis and in doing so I will cite technical information which is a part of my knowledge base. This combined with my research, meld into a comprehensive report on the behind the scenes wizardry of an ultra talented group of filmmakers.
📷Like most humans, I experience film through my eyes and ears, always looking deeper, beyond the dialog alone, into the complete experience. Although I hear the famous word “Rosebud” spoken by Kane, it is the atmosphere of the room, and the close up of his mouth, which amplifies the moment.
📷 Orson Welles wrote, directed, and acted in many productions of which Citizen Kane, being his best known, is the film he’ll be remembered. The following is a sampling of other productions Welles wrote, directed and more, except for this first two, written by William Shakespeare. MACBETH, described by Welles as "a violently sketched charcoal drawing of a great play," The magnificent photography by John L. Russel (Psycho) Directed by Orson Welles, and acted by Welles, Jeanette Nolan, DanO'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall, 1948. OTHELLO (production spanned three years) it won the Grand Prize at Cannes. Directed by Orson Welles, With: Welles, Suzanne Cloutier, Micheàl MacLiammoir, Robert Coote, 1952, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, Rita Hayworth plays a sultry wife, and includes the legendary hall-of-mirrors shootout finale. Directed and written by Orson Welles, 1947. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, Directed and written by Orson Welles, 1942. TOUCH OF EVIL, Directed and written by Orson Welles, With: Heston, Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Dietrich, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Weaver, 1958 (Starlight News).
After reading the above, it is impossible to overlook Welles as the original film multi-tasker. This man did it all. As a fine actor, writer, and director, it can be argued Welles has a bit of a control issue, but perhaps when you’re as talented as he, it’s not to unusual to not want to place your work or self in another’s hands.
The conductor of light, director of photography Greg Toland was hired from Samuel Goldwym Studios at $700.00 per week (Carringer 69). While at Goldwyn Studios Toland became regarded as one of the most creative cinematographer of the 1930.
His ‘acknowledged brilliance,’ as “American Cinematographer” magazine argued in 1942, placed him in the most nearly ideal position any Director of Photography has since the halcyon days when D.W. Griffith and Billy Blitzer were between them creating the basic techniques of the screen (American Cinematographer).
These accolades and of course the films themselves placed Toland in a position of power when negotiating with producers. Here are some items he requested and received from the producers of Citizen Kane. “RKO was obliged to employ Toland’s regular crew and rent his camera equipment from Goldwyn” (Carringer 69). He demanded these guarantees as an artist, for he had personalized his equipment, his brush, so to speak, to accommodate the style in which he shot. The crew consisting of grips, camera assistants, and gaffes were all a part of Toland’s creative bag of tricks that worked together as a one organism to accomplish the monumental task of producing a film of this caliber. Above all Toland insisted on creative control. This he had become accustomed to at Goldwyn Studios. After much success in his early career, Toland remarked, "I want to work with someone who's never made a movie. That's the only way to learn anything from someone who doesn't known anything”(Walling). He got his chance in 1941 with Citizen Kane on Orson Welles first movie. This team of Toland, and Welles became a creative partnership unsurpassed in movie making history.
There is light and the absence of light, there is shadow, created by infringing on the path of a light. These elements are the two ends of the visual spectrum. White (light), Black (shadow) and by the expected use of them, every lighting situation (in B/W) can be resolved. Mind pictures like these become possible in the right hands. Powerful light driven through small spaces cut like knives on the floor and walls. Soft light pushed through a window or down a hall washes the area like a softly driven snow. The power of this technique is obvious in the shot captured of the Walter Thatcher Library. (right) Nothing is resolved here (can be seen clearly), but it’s not the dialog or the face of the actors the filmmakers are interested in, but the mood set by the absence of light and the rod of light coming from above. Reminiscent of a spiritual setting, the beam of light representing the entrance of the Almighty into the room.
Film is the medium that followed and in some ways took the place of paint, brush, and canvas, first with the snapshot, followed by moving pictures. In 1940 film had its limitations, even today it’s requires an informed photographer to photograph in a variety of settings with equally satisfactory results. Much of what makes an artist great is the length to which they are able to stretch the medium in which they work. This is where Welles and Toland excelled; they stretched the ability of the camera and film to lengths never before attained.
The tone of Citizen Kane is created with light, shadow, and darkness. Photography and light go hand in hand, in fact photography, as we know it, cannot exist without a light source. The way a scene is lit directly affects the resulting print. Film stocks of the late thirties, early forties were “slow” meaning the amount of exposure time (to light) with respect to the quality and resolution of the resulting print is high (long). A “fast” film with a speed of 800ASA or higher can capture an image indoors without a flash or extra lighting in a normally lit room. In 1940 a 100ASA film was considered fast, this film used in daylight would be capable of good exposure, but anything less than daylight would require lights, for a stills, a flash, for moving pictures, stage/motion picture lighting …Big, Hot, sometime noisy lights.
The film used to shoot Citizen Kane was Kodak Super XX, 100ASA which was an “off the shelf” product, that fortunately for Toland had just recently been released. Double X was “Four Times Faster” than its immediate predecessor. Without this timely release Citizen Kane may never have been made. The other variable is the amount of light needed and available, and how much one chooses to expose the film. Exposure time and aperture settings are two variables that determine, to a great extent, whether a scene will appear as bright as a 📷sunny day or full of shadows with the blackest blacks, but only grayish whites. Proper contrast presents itself as balanced if upon examination the black & white negative it exhibits the two extremes represented on the gray scale, black and white. This bias manifests in a photo that is too dark or too light and lacks contrast.
The manipulation of exposure can be seen and studied early in this film. In the scene shot in the projection room, Toland under exposed the film by not using an “average” light setting, (balanced) instead he resolved the streams of light pouring from the projection windows and placed the actors in the shadows. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, it is exactly what they wanted. The average person taking snapshots of their children would not appreciate their photos turning out in this fashion, but the professional is an artist, and artists create moods and settings with the tools of their art. In film, what we don’t see sometimes makes the shot.
📷 “Camera derives from the Latin word for room or chamber. The camera pre-dates film. The Camera Obscura or “Dark Room,” occasionally seen at scenic locations was, in its original form, a pinhole camera.
The “pinhole’ in the roof could scan the countryside by means of a rotating mirror. The image was focused on a white table in the center if the room and viewed by observers inside the “camera” (Di Guilio).
📷”The Mitchell Camera Corporation began in 1919 as a camera repair and modification shop in Hollywood, as The National Motion Picture Repair Company (Roberts 141). The film was shot with Mitchell BNC cameras (BNC stands for Blimped News reel Camera). The BNC was introduced in 1934 and the first two cameras were sold to Goldwyn Studios in 1934 and 1935. "The first important picture on which they were used was Citizen Kane" (Roberts148) In 1934, this camera made the recording of sound for film feasible. At around 35 dB, the NC was quiet enough for unblimped use in exterior sound filming, as long as the microphone was not near the camera. Later that year the BNC was introduced, the B stood for Blimped. The Blimp is a sound proof housing which surrounded the camera bringing the sound level to a very quiet 21dB! To the average person these numbers mean nothing, even with an explanation of these levels may continue to seem irrelevant. But, take it from a man who spent years on sound stages, in recordings and television studios, the difference is huge; 35dB “decibels” is the sound level in an average home, 21dB is the sound level of a whisper, or rustling leaves. These are logarithmic numbers and the difference is demonstrated by taking the next step up. 70dB is the sound level of freeway traffic and of a vacuum cleaner. The change the “blimped” camera had on motion pictures is immense! (Noise)
The camera’s angle and length of lens create perspective. A long lens creates a voyeuristic feel as if looking in from afar a good example being Hitchock’s Rear Window. A short or wide lens brings the viewer into the scene. Angles are simple to understand.
Considered how you appear to a small child from its playpen? Put yourself in the it’s place, think of its perspective “low” looking up, “wide” larger than life, and somewhat distorted view. This is not a pleasant picture. The baby looking up sees a huge, distorted thing; fortunately babies are innocent and cannot put the ominous nature of their vulnerable scene in perspective. Conversely, the perspective of an adult looking down at a child is like a king from his throne, a feeling of power, not vulnerability. Perspective makes the difference. Even in a situation where those involved are adults as in a courtroom setting, perspective plays a role. In a courtroom, the judge sits up high upon their judgement seat, which forces the defendant to look up. The judge appears large and powerful, while the defendant feels small, powerless, and vulnerable. Above, strong and in control, below, weak and suppliant. Orson, digs holes (right) in floors, through walls, and flies his cameras in the air shooting from different angles, creating different perspectives. A film shot at one level is flat, without flavor and as bland as an unseasoned potato.
📷 Next we explore the topic of “depth of field” (the distance from the object nearest to the camera and the farthest that are in continuous focus) also know as “Deep Focus” The first notable example is from the footage shot in the parlor of Mrs. Kane’s boarding house. In the foreground, mother, father, and Mr.Thatcher
discuss the boy’s future while in the background young Kane is seen through the window, all in perfect focus. Another example is the scene where Kane and his wife are sitting at either end of a long dining table in the huge Xanadu, bigheaded Kane intimidating and distorted (not out of focus) in the foreground, his bored wife, small and insignificant in the distance, both presented in sharp detail.
📷This next frame combines two techniques, “tight composition,” and “deep focus.” Tight composition meaning a quantity of images in a relatively small frame, and deep focus, all the images in frame are in focus. The scene is when Kane walks in on Susan’s singing lesson only to hear “the Maestro,” frustrated and disgusted with Susan’s ineptness, screaming a laundry list of insults at her. Bad timing. Kane in anger reprimands “the Maestro.”
After a few critical viewings, and a quick look at my camera’s dept of field indicator, I estimate the field covered in “the Maestro” frame was approximately 18 inches to 30 feet. Probably an 18mm or 25mm lens was used which has great depth of field when stopped down to F/11 or F/16, these two numbers are aperture setting or f-stops, indicate the size of the hole the camera looks through. The larger the number the smaller the hole, and the great dept of field.
A standard photographers table supplies the following values: for an 18.5mm lens at F/8: 1' 6" to Infinity and for 25mm: 2’ 9" to Infinity. To shoot at these apertures, a 100 ASA film requires 1280-foot candles of light, which is quite high by today’s standards. (A foot-candle is equal to the light ‘one candle’ would illuminate a surface at the distance of one foot.)
The definition of Deep Focus is applicable as a frame of reference in defining Shallow Focus, in which one part of the screen is in focus and the rest blurred, thus directing the viewer's attention to the key element of the action. This was a useful technique, but not an innovation in the1930s, having been used since the early days of film, although much of it’s use was dictated by the limitations of the cameras and films of the time.
An unknown Internet author describes a fancy focus technique.
📷Toland found that extra means were needed to maintain sharpness in certain extremely deep shots. Split-focus lenses and carefully controlled double exposures sometimes turned the trick, but were difficult to set up. One example is in the sequence in which Kane's wife attempts suicide: a glass, spoon and medicine bottle in sharp focus dominate the foreground; the bed is in the middle ground; and figures enter the door in the background. Here the foreground was lighted and photographed first, with the rest of the scene in darkness. Then the foreground was silhouetted and the background was lighted and shot in focus on the same film. (Sharp Practice)
Film is the medium that in some ways followed and took the place of paint, brush, and canvas. First came the snapshot, followed by moving pictures. To this day film has limitations, but in 1940, they were manifold. Much of what makes an artist great is the length to which they stretch the medium in which they work. This is where Welles and Toland excelled; they stretched the ability of camera, film, and light to lengths never before attained.
📷Before the making of Citizen Kane sound stages and film sets were open ceiling. A lot went on just above the frame, all of it unseemly, and needed to be hid, things such as; microphones, (big ugly microphones on booms with cables hanging) and other equipment that hung from the usually high ceiling sets. This open ceiling arrangement prohibited the camera from tilting (a vertical pan) any higher than the top of a room’s wall. Toland and Welles had no desire to repeat the same old shots seen hundreds of times before. They figured a way to work around this problem. They created ceilings with muslin, now microphones and the like were hidden above this “new ceiling.” This permitted Toland to shoot from the floor, (right) actually from a hole in the floor without thought of running out of wall. Note all that ceiling showing.
📷This took the bit from Toland’s mouth, freeing him to point the camera wherever his heart desired. The frame pictured to the left is an extraordinary example for three innovations are demonstrated in one shot: covered ceilings, a low angled perspective and deep focus. Fantastic!
Who says you have to be high tech to be innovative? Artists dislike restraints, when set free, they fly high. Freedom brought us this wonderful film.
The sound on Citizen Kane encompasses dialog, sound effects, and the musical score. In reverse order, Bernard Herrman scored the film, and later went on to compose the music for other great movies, including Psycho and Taxi Driver (who can forget that sax?). Welles brought with him from radio a keen ear and an understanding of sound effects. These effects augmented the film, but were not overpowering as in some films today. One example of his subtle usage is noted by Robert Carringer. “. . . such as the typewriter heard in extreme close-up when Kane is finishing the opera review and the musical accompaniment to the light bulb that dims to signal the faltering of Susan’s singing career”(100). I’ve recorded many sound tracks for video and television and I don’t envy the task assigned to the engineers in charge of this film. Even when recording a simple spot, I used more and better equipment than the entire sound crew of Citizen Kane.
In their process . .
. . . there are two separate and distinct sound operations, each presided over by a different sound engineer. One engineer is in charge of the sound recorded during the production. His chief assistant is the operator of the boom – a microphone slung from a long metal rod and suspended above the actors’ heads (Carringer 102).
Considering the task of a “boom operator” under ordinary circumstances was difficult, on Welles’ set there were times it must have been close to impossible. Because of the muslin ceilings the operator had a much more difficult time properly placing the microphones above the actors.
Once recorded, then it went into post production, and into the hands of James G. Stewart, a sound contractor who work on some of the most famous theaters in America, including Radio City Music Hall, before moving to California and joining RKO. He was in charge of postproduction, in those days called “rerecording,” today mixing and overdubs.
📷In the late thirties one could not go to a local sound store and buy whatever your budget allowed, these sound engineers, were just that, “engineers,” and if they needed something they’d design and build it. The crude two-man mixing console shown here is a “one off,” built for RKO under Stewart’s direction. Prior to this point in the process, the audio is dry (no effects, or processing) it’s during the “rerecording” process that echo, reverb, effects, and overdubs are inserted and mixed. Sound persons rarely get much glory, but without them, the public might still be watching silent films (Carringer 102-3).
In closing, Citizen Kane is a technical milestone in movie making, although I find the screenplay depressing. This tale of a boy removed from his family, given an education and all the money he could ever need (so one would think). Who grows into an idealistic, generous, and kind man, who had plans to change the world, but instead the world changed him, and for that, he hates the world and himself in return. The final scene, reveals his true heart, one, once so soft, now, hardened and broke. Calling to the heavens, spoke his final word “Rosebud” the name of a sleigh he once owned, so long ago, before fate stepped in and killed the boy. When Kane spoke, “Rosebud” he was not only calling out the name of a child’s toy, no, he was calling out to the life he left behind which contained that sleigh. The life he never had the chance to live.
📷📷📷📷📷”Rosebud” “Rosebud” “Rosebud” “Rosebud” “Rosebud”
Sources Cited
American Cinematographer, “Greg Toland.” 1942. http://www.cinematographer.com (1999)
Carringer, Robert. The Making of Citizen Kane. University of California Press, Berkeley
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Di Giulo, Edmund. “An Historical Survey of the Professional Motion-Picture Camera.”
SMPTE Journal, NY, 1967
Forzano’s Studio Stock “Gray Scale Chart” NY, 1979.
Noise Levels In Decibels. “The Sound Level Chart”
http://www.temple.edu/CEPT/temp/dcblevel.html (Nov. 2000)
Roberts, Laurence. “The Mitchell Camera: The Machine and Its Makers”
SMPTE Journal, NY. Oct. 1981: 141, 147, 148.
Star Light News. “Orson Wells.” http://starlightnews.cjb.net/orson.htm (Nov. 2000)
The British Film Institute “Gregg Toland -Sharp Practice”
http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/archive/innovators/toland.html (Oct.2000)
Time Life “Citizen Kane Cinematography Notes”
http://www.pathfinder.com/photo/essay/kane/toland.htm (Oct. 2000)
Images: Peter Stackpole, LIFE, Welles and Toland on floor, 1.
RKO Radio Picture: Projection Room, 4. Mother in the Boarding House, Kane outside, 7. Tight Composition, 8. Low Ceilings, 10. Low Angle, 10.
Walling, Christopher “Cinematographer Gregg Toland”
http://www.christopherwalling.com/Pages/S&L\~GreggToland.html (Nov. 2000)
Wilgus, Jack and Beverly. “A Search for Camera Obscura.” The Magic Mirror of Life.
http://brightbytes.com/cosite/what.html (Nov. 2000)
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2020.09.25 21:10 DustinReturns LATENCY ISSUES (100k+ PING)

Problem:
So I'm experiencing latency issues with a ping that goes above 100k+.
Details:
The Support gave up on me and I talked to it for about 2 months already. (http://prntscr.com/unxfd8) In Territorial Wars I'm not experiencing the issue at all even if there's a 15v15 siege situation. Yes, I tried out every single solution they've sent me and ask many discord moderators. AND NO, they couldn't help me sadly but I appreciate that they don't give me copy paste answers and actually try to help me. YES I TRIED TURNING MY GAME ON AND OFF ALREADY FOR THE CLOWNS IN THIS REDDIT. No, my PC doesn't suck. At my other PC that I use when I'm away from home it works way better than on my main pc even though my main pc has better specs. No, it can't be the internet connection because I can do everything else smoothly without any problems WHILE I'm playing. Yes, I already tried to play it with a clean boot. In Field Battles it only lags on the desert map/s. My Windows and everything else is up to date, in the Open World I don't experience any ping problems and I can play many other games with a ping between 20-30. No, it can't be because my GPU is incompatible with my CPU simply because it didn't work with my 1060 as well and in the first days I played it I had no ping problems at all.
PC Specs:
RAM: 16GB DDR3 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER CPU: i7-4770k @ 3.50GHz SSD (where the game is installed): Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB, there's more than enough space on it. OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Mainboard: ASUS Z87-PRO V Edition
My LAN cable can take 1 Gigabit and my current upload rate is at 100MBit/s (MBit/s equal 12 Mbp/s to download). 1 Gigabit would be a download speed of around 125Mbp/s. Additional note: I can play other games like Red Dead Redemption: 2 or Rainbow Six Siege without any problems with my PC specs so don't tell me "yOuR pC sPeCs ArE iNcOmPaTiBlE wItH eAcHoThEr).
If you are actually willing to help go ahead, thank you for reading this I really appreciate that you took your time to do it and please understand that I'm pissed because I'm already waiting 2 months to be able to play the game without any issues and I wasted already 2 months of premium.
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2020.09.14 20:03 crush-Survivor-123 Discovered my wife’s (now ex) affair the day she was admitted into hospital , now years later she can’t accept my engagement to my fiancé.

If ever there was a prize for thee most horrible way to learn of your significant other’s affair I would probably win it and be in its hall of fame, like so many people in this sub I suddenly found myself as a member of a club that no body ever wants to be part of.
I will never forget the sound of my ex- sister- in- law’s voice as she kept saying “ I’m sorry, I’m sorry “ over and over on the phone while I drove home from a week long business trip. I was confused and had absolutely no idea what she meant but only after I managed to calm her down somewhat did she inform me that my wife was in hospital and that I needed to hurry home , my mind went into overdrive as I tried to get more information as well as not crash while I began speeding to get there faster. The only thing she told me is that it was an assault then cut the call and wouldn’t answer when I tried to call her again.
A bit of background
My ex and I met in our mid 20s , it was through a mutual friend at a barbecue. At first she seemed almost too good to be true, not only was she incredibly beautiful but she was also shy and introverted. It took a while for us to officially date but once it happened I was over the moon , when we first tried to get intimate she suddenly started crying( should of taken this as a bad sign) . I freaked out and thought it was something I did but she apologized the next day and told me she was triggered, as it turns out two years before meeting me she was in a longterm relationship and a guy that was abusive both emotionally ,physically as well as mentally. He would degrade her during their moments of intimacy then apologize after ward , she had a Flashback but reassured me it had nothing to do with me so we took things slow as she was still in therapy. It was tough but because I loved her I believed once we got over this it would make our relationship stronger and for a while it honestly appeared that way. Fast forward another year and we’d gotten engaged ( first time intimacy also happened during this stage) , I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a house for us courtesy of inheritance from my late uncle . Things were going great and I half seriously suggested we plant a peach tree ( important for later on) to signify new beginnings and she was all for it.
We were wedded not long after that and quite frankly it was absolutely amazing. Of course we had our normal ups and downs like every married couple but I considered us more lucky because she always made it a point to never go to bed upset with each other and she would always point out gently if I did anything to upset her . Sometime later life basically happened and I was promoted at my job, it meant more pay but it also meant I would be traveling more for work conferences and business meetings. I noticed she had been getting down a lot more and wasn’t being as intimate as before , she would keep her phone close to her and even stopped gently addressing things that upset her. I tried to talk to her about it but she assured me that she was fine and this was a phase she was going through and having no reason to not trust her I let it go. She would sometimes go to her sister’s place and spend the night telling me she just needed a bit of girl time with her sister, the day I got that fateful phone call was the day she was meant to be keeping her sister company again.
I remember rushing into the hospital barely breathing and frantically asking about my wife when world’s most understanding and patient police officer sat me down to explain what happened. He told me he was a friend of my SIL and he happened to respond to a domestic disturbance call , he arrived on the scene to find a couple fighting. The supposed boyfriend was on top of the female punching her and she was screaming trying to scratch him , this didn’t make any sense to me because 1.) this had nothing to do with my wife because we’re married and 2.) literally every one who knew my wife knew she wouldn’t do that. He gave me a knowing look and placed his hand on my shoulder than told me to be very calm because said girlfriend was actually my wife. If it weren’t for the severity of the situation I would’ve laughed in his face but something in the way he said everything made me believe him , I then was ushered in by a nurse to see my wife and what greeted me to this day I still can hardly find the words to describe it. I just stood there for what seemed like an eternity then a doctor came it and explained her injuries to me . The jaw was slightly fractured , her left eye was completely swollen shut and had massive bruising covering half of her face aswell as 3 broken ribs . Then the doctor dropped another bomb and told me she was pregnant , I still couldn’t understand how this happened then I caught sight of her sister. She at first tried to avoid me but at the persuasion of her police officer friend she told her what she knew, it turns out my wife’s ex had gotten in contact with her five months ago, he was doing this redemption pyramid step thing where he would apologize to people he has wronged in order to clear his karma ( anyone else B.S meter going crazy right now). They began talking more then he convinced her to meet up for coffee and show her he was a changed man .
Obviously old feelings resurfaced coupled with the fact that he appeared changed now it soon developed into an emotional affair, my wife approached her sister for advice who told her to takes things slow and just get it out of her system if she needed to ,which then lead to a physical affair three months later.She actually told my wife that she should at least make peace with her ex in whatever form it may be and even offered to cover for my wife once in while. My SIL was in tears at this point and kept apologizing to me saying that she didn’t know about the abuse as my wife never told anyone other then me and her therapist at the time about it. I was numb , I just couldn’t feel anything and was absolutely dumbfounded by my wife’s actions. When my wife finally woke up I was there and she burst into tears upon seeing me. I spent the following months in zombie flight mode , there was individual counseling for her as well as marriage counseling for us at the strong urging of her family. In counseling she was surprisingly forthcoming about how it happened and how she absolutely hated herself for causing me pain, she mentioned how at one point on her way home from his place she actually fantasized about driving into the river because she smelt like him and didn’t want his scent to “ corrupt me” (however that made sense) , she said she the tried to end it but was too weak and only after learning that she was pregnant that it actually woke her up and made her realize that any further contact with this man was toxic to not only her but the unborn child aswell hence went to end things in person for good when he snapped on her. She became a shell of herself and developed a phobia for any other males but me, she one point she couldn’t even use the bathroom at night unless I was holding her hand ( sad right).
After the baby was born (son by the way) we got a paternity test and he was mine, but the more time I spent with her the more I realize I didn’t hate my wife , I actually loathed her . I couldn’t see the woman I married but instead saw his left overs each time I looked at her , I decided to leave because I was afraid I’d do something I’d regret and be exactly like her abusive ex. She bagged me not to leave and even made the ridiculous offer of giving me a “hall pass” as well as slapping her if I wanted to, I knew at this point I had to get out. She was actually very generous during the divorce , she moved back into her parents and signed a very well thought out co parenting plan issued by the courts.
Moving forward three years later and I meet my now fiancé by chance , I was in a book store with a buddy of mine and we were discussing Egyptian mythology when this beautiful woman approached me to correct me on my pronunciations of the Egyptian gods and cities. Needless to say immensely impressed by not only her understanding but also by the fact that she is Egyptian herself. We exchanged numbers which eventually lead us to dating, when I finally proposed to her it was actually in front of the preach tree I had plant years ago. I got down on one knee but before I got my answer she ran into the house then came out with a ring aswell. Turns out she was actually planning on proposing herself because she was madly in love with me and she just didn’t want any other woman to have me , my son in all his sweet child like innocence told his mother what happened because he was present when it happened. My ex literally showed up that night in the rain yelling about how could I propose to her ( my fiancé) in front of our tree and that this isn’t the end of us..
I am completely exhausted at this point, I cannot go NC because she is the mother of my child but she is basically harassing me and my fiancé. How do I convince her to move on , to get over her fear of men and not force me to get a restraining order.
Sorry it was long but I am really desperate.
Edit : Wanted to ask a question to the insightful women of reddit , something that still bugs me to this day is the fact that she even made time for her ex who took pleasure in destroying her only for her to suffer a much worse fate. Is it normal for the abused to want the attention of the abuser even if she might hate him ( something my ex said once)
Edit 2 : Forget to add this in the original post , when my fiancé presented me with the ring which she was gonna use to propose to me she had an engraving on the inner band which states “ to my pharaoh “ .Damn I love this woman.
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2020.09.14 18:35 CFB_Referee Hurricane Sally

Sally remains a hurricane and is moving slowly.

From the latest public advisory (as of 9/16 11:30 AM ET) Sally is likely to cause issues with rainfall, storm surge, surf, wind tornados, and flooding - including potential inland flooding.
Check your local weather or emergency management agency for more specific information where you are.
 
Please look to local news, local weather, and local and state emergency management agencies to find out more about how you may be affected, if you need to evacuate, and steps on getting prepared. Please everyone stay safe.
 
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Tulsa Preparedness & Planning
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Useful links on: hurricane preparedness, emergency kits, emergency supplies for your car.
 
Louisburg Other things worth thinking about or getting:
  • General: A cooler. Fun/mental health stuff - books, games, etc. Cash. Weather radio and batteries. Flashlights > candles. Backup cell phone, laptop, or other batteries. Extra water. Hand sanitizer. Comfort items (a toddler's blankie, the puppy's favorite toy, your grandpa's watch you can't imagine losing).
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  • Cars: Gas. Window breakeseatbelt cutter.
 
Gattaca Florida Safety:
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  • If your home floods and you need to go up, head for the roof. Keep an ax in your attic to get out that way if you need it.
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  • Evacuate! If you can, check on people you know to see if they need help evacuating if you can offer it or put them in touch with someone who can.
 
Hertfordshire Documentation:
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  • Store it in a plastic bag to they are together and stay dry.
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  • Insurance information (home, car, renters, medical, flood).
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/CFB Ball Alabama
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Bishop State Community College All remote learning on Monday and Tuesday. All events cancelled Monday and Tuesday. 7
Coastal Alabama Community College Closses at 2 PM on Monday. In person classes closed through Wendesday. Online classes continue to meet. 5
Spring Hill College Classes cancelled after 1:30 PM on Monday. Classes online on Tuesday. 5
University of Mobile Move to all online instruction as of 1:30 PM Monday. Normal classes resume Wendesday. 5
South Alabama University of South Alabama Classes, events, and activities canceled Tuesday and Wednesday. 16
 
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Gulf Coast State College All campuses closed Tuesday. 11
Northwest Florida State College Closed through Tuesday. 13
Pensacola State College All campuses closed Monday and Tuesday. 7, 17
West Florida University of West Florida All classes - in person and online - cancelled through Thursday. 18
 
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Delgado Community College Online classes only on Monday and Tuesday. 8, 19
Loyola Operating normally until 4 PM on Monday. Classes canceled Tuesday. Classes resume Wednesday. 2, 20
New Orleans Theological Seminary/Leavell College Closed Monday-Wednesday. 8
Nicholls Nicholls State All classes online Monday-Wednesday. 4
Northshore Technical Community College Online on Monday. Closed on Tuesday. Decision on Wednesday pending. 8, 21
Nunez College Online classes continue. In person classes cancelled Monday and Tuesday. 8
Southeastern Louisiana Southeastern University All classes online on Monday. All classes cancelled on Tuesday. 14
Southern Southern University Normal operations on Tuesday. 9, 22
Tulane Tulane In person and online classes canceled after noon on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday classes TBD. 1
Holy Cross University of Holy Cross Closed Monday and Tuesday. 8
University of New Orleans Classes all online on Monday. In person, online, and hybrid classes canceled on Tuesday. 3
Xavier University Classes online after 5 PM Monday. Classes cancelled Tuesday. 8
 
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Jones County JC Jones College All classes online through Wednesday. 12
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College All classes online starting Monday at noon and Tuesday. 10
Southern Miss University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast Locations All classes and events moved online starting at noon on Monday. 15
 
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We'll be updating this list as we get information.
This list includes all games played with teams in affected states. Many may not be affected, but given the ripple effects of things like travel and the particular complications of scheduling this season, we've listed them all here for reference.
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9/18 7:30 PM ET Coastal Carolina Campbell Conway, SC
9/19 12:00 PM ET Georgia State Louisiana Atlanta, GA
9/19 12:00 PM ET Tulane Navy New Orleans, LA
9/19 12:00 PM ET Duke Boston College Durham, NC
9/19 2:30 PM ET Notre Dame USF South Bend, IN
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9/19 3:30 PM ET Georgia Southern FAU Statesboro, GA
9/19 3:30 PM ET UNC Charlotte Chapel Hill, NC
9/19 4:00 PM ET Middle Tennessee Troy Murfreesboro, TN
9/19 4:00 PM ET Clemson The Citadel Clemson, SC
9/19 7:30 PM ET ULM Texas State Monroe, LA
9/19 7:30 PM ET Louisville Miami (FL) Louisville, KY
9/19 7:30 PM ET Southern Miss Louisiana Tech Hattiesburg, MS
9/19 8:00 PM ET NC State Wake Forest Raleigh, NC
 
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2020.09.13 22:35 crush-Survivor-123 Discovered my wife’s (now ex) affair the day she was admitted into hospital , now years later she can’t accept my engagement to my fiancé.

If ever there was a prize for thee most horrible way to learn of your significant other’s affair I would probably win it and be in its hall of fame, like so many people in this sub I suddenly found myself as a member of a club that no body ever wants to be part of.
I will never forget the sound of my ex- sister- in- law’s voice as she kept saying “ I’m sorry, I’m sorry “ over and over on the phone while I drove home from a week long business trip. I was confused and had absolutely no idea what she meant but only after I managed to calm her down somewhat did she inform me that my wife was in hospital and that I needed to hurry home , my mind went into overdrive as I tried to get more information as well as not crash while I began speeding to get there faster. The only thing she told me is that it was an assault then cut the call and wouldn’t answer when I tried to call her again.
A bit of background
My ex and I met in our mid 20s , it was through a mutual friend at a barbecue. At first she seemed almost too good to be true, not only was she incredibly beautiful but she was also shy and introverted. It took a while for us to officially date but once it happened I was over the moon , when we first tried to get intimate she suddenly started crying( should of taken this as a bad sign) . I freaked out and thought it was something I did but she apologized the next day and told me she was triggered, as it turns out two years before meeting me she was in a longterm relationship and a guy that was abusive both emotionally ,physically as well as mentally. He would degrade her during their moments of intimacy then apologize after ward , she had a Flashback but reassured me it had nothing to do with me so we took things slow as she was still in therapy. It was tough but because I loved her I believed once we got over this it would make our relationship stronger and for a while it honestly appeared that way. Fast forward another year and we’d gotten engaged ( first time intimacy also happened during this stage) , I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a house for us courtesy of inheritance from my late uncle . Things were going great and I half seriously suggested we plant a peach tree ( important for later on) to signify new beginnings and she was all for it.
We were wedded not long after that and quite frankly it was absolutely amazing. Of course we had our normal ups and downs like every married couple but I considered us more lucky because she always made it a point to never go to bed upset with each other and she would always point out gently if I did anything to upset her . Sometime later life basically happened and I was promoted at my job, it meant more pay but it also meant I would be traveling more for work conferences and business meetings. I noticed she had been getting down a lot more and wasn’t being as intimate as before , she would keep her phone close to her and even stopped gently addressing things that upset her. I tried to talk to her about it but she assured me that she was fine and this was a phase she was going through and having no reason to not trust her I let it go. She would sometimes go to her sister’s place and spend the night telling me she just needed a bit of girl time with her sister, the day I got that fateful phone call was the day she was meant to be keeping her sister company again.
I remember rushing into the hospital barely breathing and frantically asking about my wife when world’s most understanding and patient police officer sat me down to explain what happened. He told me he was a friend of my SIL and he happened to respond to a domestic disturbance call , he arrived on the scene to find a couple fighting. The supposed boyfriend was on top of the female punching her and she was screaming trying to scratch him , this didn’t make any sense to me because 1.) this had nothing to do with my wife because we’re married and 2.) literally every one who knew my wife knew she wouldn’t do that. He gave me a knowing look and placed his hand on my shoulder than told me to be very calm because said girlfriend was actually my wife. If it weren’t for the severity of the situation I would’ve laughed in his face but something in the way he said everything made me believe him , I then was ushered in by a nurse to see my wife and what greeted me to this day I still can hardly find the words to describe it. I just stood there for what seemed like an eternity then a doctor came it and explained her injuries to me . The jaw was slightly fractured , her left eye was completely swollen shut and had massive bruising covering half of her face aswell as 3 broken ribs . Then the doctor dropped another bomb and told me she was pregnant , I still couldn’t understand how this happened then I caught sight of her sister. She at first tried to avoid me but at the persuasion of her police officer friend she told her what she knew, it turns out my wife’s ex had gotten in contact with her five months ago, he was doing this redemption pyramid step thing where he would apologize to people he has wronged in order to clear his karma ( anyone else B.S meter going crazy right now). They began talking more then he convinced her to meet up for coffee and show her he was a changed man .
Obviously old feelings resurfaced coupled with the fact that he appeared changed now it soon developed into an emotional affair, my wife approached her sister for advice who told her to takes things slow and just get it out of her system if she needed to ,which then lead to a physical affair three months later.She actually told my wife that she should at least make peace with her ex in whatever form it may be and even offered to cover for my wife once in while. My SIL was in tears at this point and kept apologizing to me saying that she didn’t know about the abuse as my wife never told anyone other then me and her therapist at the time about it. I was numb , I just couldn’t feel anything and was absolutely dumbfounded by my wife’s actions. When my wife finally woke up I was there and she burst into tears upon seeing me. I spent the following months in zombie flight mode , there was individual counseling for her as well as marriage counseling for us at the strong urging of her family. In counseling she was surprisingly forthcoming about how it happened and how she absolutely hated herself for causing me pain, she mentioned how at one point on her way home from his place she actually fantasized about driving into the river because she smelt like him and didn’t want his scent to “ corrupt me” (however that made sense) , she said she the tried to end it but was too weak and only after learning that she was pregnant that it actually woke her up and made her realize that any further contact with this man was toxic to not only her but the unborn child aswell hence went to end things in person for good when he snapped on her. She became a shell of herself and developed a phobia for any other males but me, she one point she couldn’t even use the bathroom at night unless I was holding her hand ( sad right).
After the baby was born (son by the way) we got a paternity test and he was mine, but the more time I spent with her the more I realize I didn’t hate my wife , I actually loathed her . I couldn’t see the woman I married but instead saw his left overs each time I looked at her , I decided to leave because I was afraid I’d do something I’d regret and be exactly like her abusive ex. She bagged me not to leave and even made the ridiculous offer of giving me a “hall pass” as well as slapping her if I wanted to, I knew at this point I had to get out. She was actually very generous during the divorce , she moved back into her parents and signed a very well thought out co parenting plan issued by the courts.
Moving forward three years later and I meet my now fiancé by chance , I was in a book store with a buddy of mine and we were discussing Egyptian mythology when this beautiful woman approached me to correct me on my pronunciations of the Egyptian gods and cities. Needless to say immensely impressed by not only her understanding but also by the fact that she is Egyptian herself. We exchanged numbers which eventually lead us to dating, when I finally proposed to her it was actually in front of the preach tree I had plant years ago. I got down on one knee but before I got my answer she ran into the house then came out with a ring aswell. Turns out she was actually planning on proposing herself because she was madly in love with me and she just didn’t want any other woman to have me , my son in all his sweet child like innocence told his mother what happened because he was present when it happened. My ex literally showed up that night in the rain yelling about how could I propose to her ( my fiancé) in front of our tree and that this isn’t the end of us..
I am completely exhausted at this point, I cannot go NC because she is the mother of my child but she is basically harassing me and my fiancé. How do I convince her to move on , to get over her fear of men and not force me to get a restraining order.
Sorry it was long but I am really desperate.
Edit : Wanted to ask a question to the insightful women of reddit , something that still bugs me to this day is the fact that she even made time for her ex who took pleasure in destroying her only for her to suffer a much worse fate. Is it normal for the abused to want the attention of the abuser even if she might hate him ( something my ex said once)
Edit 2 : Forget to add this in the original post , when my fiancé presented me with the ring which she was gonna use to propose to me she had an engraving on the inner band which states “ to my pharaoh “ .Damn I love this woman.
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2020.09.10 13:34 StupidFatHobbit StupidFatHobbit's Filter v3.11.5 - Death of a Chaos Recipe

9/10/20 - v3.11.5 - Harvest League Update V - Death of a Chaos Recipe

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Update Notes:

Normally I would never release an update four days before the league end and just roll these changes into the next leaguestart update but after what happened with Harvest's launch I want to go back to keeping the league launch updates as asbolutely minimal as possible. A large number of sections have been rewritten so I'm releasing this now to ensure there are no issues with Heist's launch. For those who want to start editing this filter feel free, I'll be making the Heist edits as small as possible so that they can easily be copied over without redownloading the entire fitler.
The most significant change of this update is the killing of the chaos recipe in General. This is going to be a controversial decision but at the end of the day the chaos recipe has been holding the General filter back by causing a massive amount of clutter in early maps and during any loot-intensive league content. Shrinking and fading out rares just isn't good enough. I haven't done it (outside of challenges) in years and I can't recommend it ever, even to new players. It's an utter waste of time outside of extremely specific scenarios, such as trying to get more chaos for Legion in SSF. From now on it will be disabled by default although I've made it quite easy to re-enable and given it it's own section to make it easy to find (22). Hopefully this will further the design goal of having General usable until red maps start (or at least early/mid yellow) instead of switching to Strict almost immediately upon getting to maps.
Major Changes and New Features:
  • General filter no longer shows chaos recipe rares by default. Toggle located in Section 22 (read the notes and delete the appropriate blocks) for those who still want to do it in currentyear. Note that this has replaced the General+ extension blocks which are no longer necessary.
  • Drastically reduced the number of 84+ bases that show by default, cutting about a third of the total. Previously I always tried to show at least one top base from every item class/archetype but this has resulted in too many "never pick up, ever" items showing. The total number has been reduced by roughly a third - for example all staves have been removed. A full list of cut bases is included in the comments by the main filtering blocks in section 10 for easy reference.
  • Completely rewrote flask levelling section, now uses arealevel instead of ilvl. Redid life/mana flask highlighting - more or less the same total amount of flasks still show except now only the current best tier of flasks have borders as well as now having icons (previously: best and 2nd best tier had borders, no icons). All flasks now use raindrops for icons instead of triangles. Defensive utility flasks have different minimap icons (pink) than from speed (purple) and offensive (yellow).
  • Moved all weapon and jewellery levelling sections from ilvl to arealevel. This more or less necessitated a rewrite of each section so I took the time to further modularize everything for easier deletion of unwanted sections i.e. caster is now split between wands and sceptres, melee axes and swords have been separated (with swords disabled by default). Due to the change there should be a lot less "item bleed" at transition levels - if you see the border that means it's currently the best. Remember that the intention, now more than ever, is that you delete the sections that aren't relevant to you. Things will be VERY spammy if you leave all archetypes enabled while levelling with General.
  • Strict levelling now has the most meta of each archetype enabled by default. Chaos dot and bleed for bows, 1h/2h axes, generic and spellslinger casters, pagan wands for summoners. Reminder that Strict levelling is designed for those levelling with tabula/goldrim/lochtonial/wanderlust where you will want to replace your weapons and eventually your gloves/boots. Use Uberstrict if you absolutely do not want to see anything other than flasks and rare jewellery while levelling.
Other Levelling Changes:
  • Bleed bow progression added, slightly different than phys bow. Delete the main phys bow blocks (and the chaos and ele bow blocks, obviously) if you're levelling bleed.
  • Changed how levelling weapon blocks handle early maps. Instead of top few bases being shown until 70, they all stop at 67 unless the base doesn't start dropping until 70 at which case it'll show for one arealevel only. Armor still goes to 70 for now but that section is next on the rewrite list (and also has not been converted to arealevel yet).
  • Caster daggers no longer show while levelling at all (unless caught by another block). Caster shields are now shown by default in strict levelling.
  • Extended 1-stat amulet extra highlighting level range through a3 and 2-stat through a5
  • Minimap icons on small chromes now shows through the entire levelling phase and stops at quarry
  • Magic items in general now stop showing at start of quarry instead of at start of maps
  • General and Strict now show white two-stone and amethyst rings in quarry, white/blue amethysts now show while levelling
  • Leather Belt and Coral Ring now retain minimap icon up through quarry in levelling phase
  • Extended minimap icons on rare jewellery during levelling phase up to 67 in gen, added same blocks to strict
  • Uber stops showing basic flasks when maps start instead of at t3 maps
  • Bismuth and all resist flasks (ruby/topaz/sapphire/amethyst) are now considered bottom tier util flasks
All Other Changes:
  • More corrupted items in the filter now use the very dark red solid bg (same styling as used by vaal gems). The only things that aren't on this yet are corrupted armor drops, I'll hopefully get that done soon. Adjusted various corrupted highlights.
  • All non-unique mentions of Harbinger Bow in the filter have been removed. Spine and Assassin bow are considered the top phys attack basetypes with Citadel being top for bleed.
  • Significantly reduced the number of atlas bases that have sound (only high droplevel ones do now)
  • Added "borderline" value for div cards that need sound in gen/strict but not Uber (basically just Loyalty for now). Considering simply disabling sound on basic div card tier next update
  • Divine Vessels and Offerings now use the wedge icon which is more or less supposed to represent quest/progression related items now
Minor Changes/Fixes:
  • Fixed matatl boots having a text color change instead of a border color change
  • Cut coral/paua amulets from guat, added Amethyst for Xopec and Guat
  • Large number of minor highlighting and base adjustments
  • Adjusted influenced highlighting to be more in tune with the current meta
  • A few minor div/unique tiering changes
As usual, the best way to stay up to date on the filter is to follow the forum thread or to add me ingame. With the filter's increasing popularity, the best way to ask me questions about it is over my stream twitch.tv/sfhobbit as I simply cannot type while playing. Any lengthy inquiries will always be directed to the stream if it is online. Since I keep getting asked I have also finally set up a donation link for those who want to support the filter.
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2020.09.10 11:34 Nontimebomala98 "The Tempest" a mystical experience with Salvia 20x from an autistic, intermediary experienced user.

"What seest thou else in the dark backwards and abysm of time?
Drug(s) taken: Salvia 20x extract, 5g Kratom, 1mg Alprazolam. Dose: 18mg (+/-2mg) via bowl and a blowtorch lighter Weight: 120 lbs Date of experience: September 3rd, 4:40AM.
Diagnosis: let me first start of by saying that I have Aspergers (AKA high functionin autism), PTSD (though not officially diagnosed). I've experienced some horrible shit that still haunts me to this day and even my own therapist told me PTSD in my case could be very likely. I will admit i was not always a good person as well and I did hurt people and did things that still haunt me as well.I also have ADHD, and I find it interesting that for me? Salvia is euphoric even at lower doses and I've almost always had good experiences . Most of my lower dose experimentation had actually produced euphoria too. In the past I had severe issues with depersonalizion and derealization as a method of dealing with trauma, so I didn't touch dissos of ANY kind for a long time until I was sure I could handle it and i slowly worked my way up with cannabis (i used to have bad psychosis like hallucinations, freak outs and green outs even on seemingly lower doses with a low tolerance), Amanita Muscaria and Pantherina, lower doses of DXM for chronic pain management (I also have Scleroderma, a super rare autoimmune disease), and then when I went down to South Carolina where it was legal (I live in NC), I decided "screw it...what do I have to lose?" Its safe, nontoxic, and unlike deliriants, where almost every trip is overwhelmingly bad/unpleasant at best and pure nightmare fuel with spiders and shadow people, though I know of rare instances of mystical Datura/DPH experience. But unlike those drugs? Salvia on account of being both an atypical dissociative and atypical psychdelic, IS actually more than capable of producing a powerful, profound, beautiful, meaningful experience if dose, set, setting and mental mindset are all proper. Though I will admit it is strange my experience lines up with trip reports that are from powerful psychedelic tryptamines, notably 5-MeO-DMT, but also DMT, and its potent psychdelic sister, DPT. It seemed to have more in common with those drugs rather than the traditional "mind-fuckery" of Salvia. Perhaps that was a result of Aspergers too?
About two weeks ago or so I had been struggling with anxiety, pain, and bad memories. it progressively was getting worse and worse, up to the point where i tried to fall asleep and had horrible PTSD flashbacks for what felt like an eternity. I had already taken a Xanax prior to this, to try to calm my mind down, and I took a huge risk/gamble. I didn't wanna take more Xanax because of how addictive that stuff is, but I needed to clear my mind so I can go to sleep and I had nothing else that would do that. So I tried to shut it down with Salvia, but with a lower dose. I went outside on a very nice night with clear stars and a truly beautiful full moon, and measured exactly 18 milligrams on my scale (so about a +/-2mg margin of error). I loaded the bowl up, and reached for the torch lighter, took some deep calming breaths before embarking on my journey, and when i was ready, I brought the torch down to the plant material, and smoked it all in one big hit. I set the pipe down, and within ten seconds, I felt sharp but not necessarily unpleasant vibrations going up my legs until they reached my neck. After this point? Anything below my head ceased to exist and I felt a profound sense of "salvia gravity" pulling me upwards, like some kind of alien tractor beam. I closed my eyes, realizing that I had lost contact with my own body. It was difficult to recognize it as my own. But then i felt this sensation of being stretched and morphed into the visual objects and geometry that i had been seeing behind closed eyes. I saw my body transform into looked like a five of six pointed star, which would erupt and explode into a starburst of colors like fireworks. After each explosion? more points were added to the star over and over, this process happened extremely fast, so fast that it seemed to be constantly evolving as one image, like a minigun (a six barrel rotating gatling gun used by the US military known for it's extreme rate of fire, you've likely seen it in films such as Terminator and Predator, and video games such as Call of Duty and Fallout) Basically the rate of fire is so high it sounds like a single rip of shots to the human ear, these exploding popping fireworks and additional points added to the star occurred so fast that it appeared as one constant movement faster than the eyes can see, almost like a single image that was changing so fast that it was difficult to keep up with, but amazingly, I could keep up with it somewhat! Afterwards the stars had so many points they were no longer stars but complex, beautiful, geometric, intricate patterns, like a bunch of gears turning all in unison not dissimilar to that of a fine mechanical wristwatch. These patterns kept self multiplying like the points on the star at first it was nonsensical, but then I realize these patterns were the form my body had taken on, I had shed my "physical" body and transcended into something much higher, much more mystical. I turned into raw energy, atoms, eons, dark matter, the atoms being split as fast as they were created, like i was watching "the big bang" unfold before my very eyes. It was like i had been pulled through a relay that left my body behind, stripped all the energy out of it, and shot it into space at incalculable speeds.
Then I saw these patterns were spiraling upwards, in a rotational manner like a tornado, and then I realized....my body took on the form of a double helix...these beautiful patterns that crackled like exploding fireworks. On every beat of the song I was listening to (Evigt Mörker-Hogre) these helixes kept splitting and multiplying simultaneously and gave off a dazzling array of colors. Reds, greens, yellows, purples, all manner of colors, as well as a color that I cannot describe, like a mixture of pink and blue being the most simplistic way to put it but it was like all the colors merged into one, and then colors that don't have a name being present as well. Heh...male and female. My body turned into a giant helical strand of DNA that kept self multiplying rapidly and constantly generated new mutations and alleles. 2, 4, 16, 64....until it became uncountable, my body literally had been broken down to the atomic level, in the form of DNA strands, as if I had just seen the evolution of how mankind came to be, this combined with the sensation of watching the big bang go down? I felt all of these things weren't random at all, it felt like everything is tied together by forces we cannot even begin to understand...ironically I've witnessed Chaos Theory in my own life, and I believe that Chaos Theory is more than theory, but a scientific law, and here i am watching this chain reaction of DNA being replicated over and over again, one strand of human DNA that successfully "swims across" can completely determine the outcome of the child's life, race, color, personality, mental health everything, and its all one big chain reaction. I felt as if I became the universe, and the universe became myself. I did feel the presence of something or someone else there with me. Unfortunately i didn't get to meet the machine elves/aliens/entities, but that's absolutely fine. Perhaps some things are better left unexplored, I was laughing my ass off during the last minute or so I had in "Sally Land", but it felt like an eternity. I left this reality behind with my eyes closed, and ill admit I did have significant memory loss of what i experienced for about a minute or two here, but when I opened my eyes in the last few minutes? I saw some fantastic morphing, recursion, the entire environment connecting together and becoming one, depth ceasing to exist and everything became 2D and somewhat reminiscent of 8-bit, like the old Mario games, not unlike my prior experiences. I could see faces, black and white elaborate patterns in the trees, the bushes and the hills with my eyes open and the trees provided an illusion of the environment being overgrown with leaves, like a jungle that is constantly growing and consuming everything around it. I've experienced these similar OEV effects on Salvia before but this trip was far stronger and far more profound. Either way my body ceased to exist. When i started to come back? It felt like the alien tractor beam that pulled me up, had flipped the switch, and I felt like i had been thrown from the great beyond, free falling back into my own body. The sensation of free falling was every bit as intense as feeling like i had been pulled from my body in some kind of cosmic tornado. When i looked up at the moon? There was a cloud above it that eerily looked like a hand, and when i was tripping? I swear it was the hand of God, or whatever you want to call it, had released his grip dropping my spirit into my body. All this occurred within about ten minutes, it felt like i had been up there for days. But seeing myself deconstructed to the subatomic level like that? And witnessing what can be only described as the greatest firework show I've ever seen? It almost made me cry it was so beautiful, just calmly sitting out there and staring at the moon. I walked back inside and slept like a baby. After the trip? I really needed that and I was so happy. I even went as far as to pick up the bag of Salvia and said "I can't believe I'm saying this, but thank you. I'm glad you showed me a beautiful thing rather than terror and disorientation". Some say plants, especially entheogenic botanicals, have spirits of their own. It felt like it was a respectful thing to do afterwards. I had a great next day, and I'm still experiencing some antidepressant effects that are still present as i type this. I plan on going easy with the Salvia, if not at all, because I dont wanna ruin such a wonderful, magnificent experience with a hasty decision to visit Sally Land and instead visit "Sally Hell". Even days after, listing to Högre by Evigt Mörker reminded me of my trip, especially when I smoked weed to go lay down and relax. I still got chills listening to that song and I could close my eyes and remember my trip like it was yesterday, even getting some mild CEVs. A quote from Shakespeare's "The Tempest" came to mind when I got those chills . "What seest thou else in the dark backwards and abysm of time?", recalling the fondness of my experience, and also...no longer experiencing flashbacks since that day, with rather potent antidepressant effects have lasted for nearly a week.
I may be one of the few people who have had a truly mystical and beautiful Salvia trip, as I know many find it confusing, unpleasant, terrifying or just plain bizarre. Perhaps autistics DO react to KOR agonists differently after all. But by God I am grateful i had this trip and I experienced these long lasting antidepressant and shorter lasting, but still lasting longer than the drug itself, analgesic effects for my horrible neuropathic pain. I hope you all enjoyed this! Feel free to ask any questions and give me feedback and I'll try to remember as best I can. Also, if you guys are interested I can put a photo of the hand shaped cloud over the moon on Imagr or Photobucket or something like that. This was a rare, mystical Salvia experience that honestly? I had been looking for since the first time I got my hands on the stuff. And now that these powerful effects still remain to a lesser degree? I think I just had one of the most profound, stunning, otherworldly experiences of my life! Even if it was not a breakthrough? I WAS ripped out of my body and was literally inches away from one! Thank you for reading!
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2020.09.08 06:12 spraypraythrowaway A 31 year old incel spills his guts. I just want to be loved.

I am a 31 year old white American male. I came from an ordinary upper-middle class suburban background and got a bachelor's degree at a large state university, after which I served for 6 years in the Marine Corps. I was an outside sales rep/account manager for a large chemical company in the Los Angeles area. Currently, I'm employed earning $84K/year at a small, but highly-regarded management consulting firm. I am physically fit and well-presented. I have a good relationship with my family who lives less than an hour away. I've neither hit nor threatened nor stalked any woman in any way. My criminal record is negligible (underage drinking, speeding tickets, etfc). Besides being generally "quirky", I suffer from ADD & mild depression, both of which are well managed through prescribed medication.
I live on my own in a spacious 2-bedroom apartment near a major American city. I'm really into scuba diving, and spend many a weekend exploring the various shipwrecks off NJ. I've also gone as far as NC and the Red Sea in the Middle East in search of shipwrecks. Wreck diving is just kind of my thing. I also train 3-4 days a week in Thai Boxing at a local gym, which I love not only for the exercise but also as the social outlet.
I have a pretty closely knit group of friends in my immediate area. I also have two other, non-overlapping groups of friends related to diving and Muay Thai. Beyond these friend groups, I am involved in a couple of local charity efforts which require several hours per month each. So I have no shortage of connections to my community. I might lay at home out of boredom on any given Saturday but, when I do, it's not for lack of anyone to hang out with.
And yet, I am 31 years old, and I have only had one girlfriend. It lasted 2 months, while I was living in Los Angeles (2015-2017). That is literally it. Years upon years of trying to be somebody's boyfriend, leveraging everything from PUA systems to "just be yourself" and everything in between, this is all I've attained. And so briefly, too. She was lovely, and beautiful, but after two months she simply couldn't stand me anymore (too much being myself, of that I'm sure). I have not known a woman's touch, of any sort, since.
And so I am alone. Very alone. It's been 3 years this month since the last time I had sex...but sex barely interests me anymore. What I want is intimacy. Fortunately, however, being alone this long has rendered me exceedingly numb. I am ossified, of sorts: the pangs of 'feels' that used to hit me right the chest seldomdo, anymore. It's like an emotional armor I've developed. I am grateful for this, otherwise every wedding or "bring the spouses and kids" company event would be a veritable minefield of feels. But this armor does not at a; allay my desire for that very human need: that of a partner.
I'm sad, folks. I'm really, really, sad. I feel like I've done everything a man is supposed to do in life up to this point. I found a professional path for myself, served my country both inside America and overseas, I'm a smart guy who pursues intellectual hobbies while also helping mentor younger kids. Shit, I even foster cats....I have 2-3 cats living at my apartment at any given time. Not to mention my reserves to a local fast water rescue / dive recovery unit, which helps people caught in cash running waters or recovering those who have drowned.
After all this, at age 31, I can't get a date. I've poured hundreds of dollars into all these dating apps and I have nothing but tears to show for it. Most, never want to meet. Of those that to (and of which I am frequently, but not always, smitten) they inevitably ghost. These various apps have become toxic to me, just as they are increasingly seen as my only asset.
I'm lost and alone, friends. I'm so tired of being like this. I want a girlfriend, and eventually a wife and a family. I honestly do not how much farther I can go on.
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