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Wonderful Ayami with flowers! [Weekly Social Media Highlights]

2020.09.21 01:04 EJ-Chan Wonderful Ayami with flowers! [Weekly Social Media Highlights]

Weekly Social Media Highlights - September 14 - 20, 2020
Last Week’s thread - So stylish, Ayami!
Instagram Highlights:
Lovely Ayami ❤️
Fashionable Ayami!
Aiko with... Sully? Pixars!
A throwback photo of Hana!
Hana with her NJPW shop bag
Very serious Airi
Ayaka with the release of the film “Daughters”
Raura with a copy of Ayaka’s photobook
Twitter Highlights:
What did Marina drew? (Photo) with translations by Iwashi94
Hihi(^◇^) Lately I had the opportunity to study art, and I wanted to remember Venus de Milo, so I tried drawing it in my own way!
MyMilo🎨 #MariE
Mirena went to see Sara’s play! (Photos) with translations by Iwashi94
I went to see Sara's play🎵 #QueensSketch 👽 It had a great tempo and it was super funny💗 She told me 'Will you come along?😉' and I headed to the theater without a second thought😍 Seeing a play in person for the first time in a while made me so excited, I was having so much fun✨ I saw the B-roll, so now I'm curious about the A-roll version🎧
Kawaii Marina! (Photos) with translations by Iwashi94
The other day I had a date with #HasegawaRena-chan aka Ponchan♡ We were both wearing glasses👓👓 And wow, she gave me her photobook 'Isshun no Hikari'...! Seeing her run around in nature is so soothing🙈
Pon-chan isn't that used to the city yet, it was too cute how she kept taking a good look at everything around her✨
Thank you for watching AikoDay Live! with translations by KaigaiFukei
Thank you for the LINE LIVE!
I asked various questions this time and it was an interesting idea! It was really fun learning about nice movies and being able to talk to everyone a lot!
Did you guys have fun?
I'd be happy if you are looking forward to #AikodeNight as well!
#The15thOfEveryMonthIsAikoDay
Happy Anniversary to @onefive’s first photoshoot! (Photo) with translations by ShadeSlayr
Looking back on the calendar, last year today, September 14th, was @ onefive's first artist photoshoot. It was a day with good weather, and we made memories of taking many photos both in the studio and outdoors. It was a day where we sensed that something was beginning.
Look forward to the announcement tomorrow ★
#onefive #1yearago #firstphotoshoot
Raura and her first reading drama stage! with translations by ShadeSlayr
The list of translators are in a comment below, if you or you know someone who translates these, please notify me. Have a great week, fukei-san!
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2020.09.19 16:14 ArthursHorse Finished the show (and Angel) for the first time ever

I know I'm super late but I recently finished both shows for the first time and enjoyed them both. Can't believe it took me this long to getting around to watching them.
And finally I can look up the shows freely without worrying about spoilers. There is so much I want to talk about that has been backed up that I don't even know where to begin. Well I guess I'll just go season by season.
Season 1: Wasn't a big fan of the first season. It was enjoyable enough to watch, and I liked the characters but it was far too episodic for me. Also what they did with Milo from 24 was incredibly stupid. So Xander and Willow's friend died and then they never mention him again? No funeral or anything. I'm guessing it was like that due to how episodic the show was at the time, but it still did have some serialisation, since the master was the villain for the whole season, so it is quite bizarre to me that they decided to never mention him again.
Season 2: Big improvement over season 2 and when I really started getting into the show. Loved the addition of Spike and Druscilla, and then Angelus. They were all really cool and interesting villains. Still a bit too episodic for me but much more serialised than the first, even if it was mainly due to 2 parter episodes. One flaw I found in the season was the amount of times the 3 big bads kept getting into near death or captured scenarios but kept managing to conveniently get away. Although I know that's just one of the common issues some shows with 22 episode seasons have.
Season 3: Another very good season. I'd say i'd rank it around the same as season 2 or maybe a bit lower. The mayor was an interesting villain and Faith was awesome. One problem I had with the season was how Buffy and Angel never talked about what Angel went through in his time away between seasons. I also think it would have been better if we had gotten more than just 1 episode of the "Anne" storyline before she came back to Sunnydale.
Season 4: This was probably my least favourite season. Too much cringey "dating" stuff. And Buffy + Riley has got to be one of the cringiest and worst couples I have ever seen on a show. Gross. Riley was such a boring character too, and I'm glad they had the sense to write him off later. I liked how we finally got Spike back as a main character though, and him getting the chip was interesting and a clever way to keep him on the show, as it was starting to get ridiculous with how many times he'd encounter Buffy but keep managing to get away or not kill one of the main characters when he had the chance.
Angel season 1: I watched this alongside Buffy s4 in the order of airing. I wasn't sure about this going in, as Angel was one of my favourite characters from Buffy and I didn't want him to leave the show, but I ended up enjoying this much more than Buffy S4. I was actually getting quite bored of Buffy at this point and started looking much more forward to Angel. Not only was it more entertaining, but it was much funnier than I thought it would be. I didn't realise how funny Angel (the character) could be. It was also such a pleasant surprise to find Cordelia was in it as I was worried that she was not in the first episode of Buffy season 4. I enjoyed Cordelia in Buffy but in Angel she's just amazing. Doyle was a great character too and it was sad to see him go so soon, and I could simply not understand why they chose to kill him off, but then a few(?) seasons later I saw an "in memory of" for the actor in the credits, and then looked him up and read about his history, and people's theories on why he was written off so soon. RIP. It was great to get Wesley as a replacement though. The crossover episodes were cool as well, and some of them really surprised me, especially when SMG showed up
Season 5: This is where I started getting back into the show. Glory was an interesting villain, but again much like season 2 it was distracting how many times they'd get into confrontations with her but everyone manages to survive/escape etc, in order to fill the 22 ep season. Ironically, I think this season was when the show really started to get some balls though. Like the way they brought Dawn into the show, them killing off Joyce (wow @ that episode), and then of course killing Buffy in the end, which was very surprising. Overall I think this was one of the best seasons of Buffy.
Angel season 2: Darla (and the Drusilla) coming back was great, but I hate how quickly this arc with went by. I feel we should have had more time with soul'd Darla and her thing with Lindsay. And what was up with the way they abruptly got rid of her and Drusilla? It looked like they were setting something up with her and Darla but then Angel sets them on fire and then they pretty much forget about them and move onto something else. Yeah, later (or was it next season?) Darla comes back pregnant, but iirc Drusilla is never seen or mentioned again other than in flashbacks. Was the actress known for being difficult to work with or something? (just a hunch) As I found it weird how they never seemed to be able to get her back in either show for an extended period of time. It was always short recurring roles or one off episodes. I think it was a real shame they never brought her back (preferably in Buffy) in a big way, as she was so enjoyable to watch with Spike. Also I can't remember exactly when she left the show, but it was a shame Kate Lockley was written off too. It seemed like they were setting her up to be a main character and maybe perhaps join Angel Investigations, but then they just get rid of her. Very disappointing as I enjoyed her with Angel very much.
Season 6: I think this might be my favourite season. It's pretty dark, and kind of depressing at times, but also very fun and has some really great episodes like Once More, with Feeling and Tabula Rasa. The way they went about bringing Buffy back was pretty intense and not something I had really seen before. It was a shame how we never saw Buffy's meeting with Angel post-resurrection though. When she left at the end of the episode saying she was going to meet him, I assumed oh maybe we'll see it in the Angel episode. But then in the Angel ep when Angel left to see Buffy I thought ok it will happen in the next Buffy ep. But then in the next Buffy ep she returns from the meeting and we never see it. Very disappointing lol. Anyways I thought the Trio were a nice change of pace as the villains instead of another vampire or demon again, and then evil Willow at the end was really well done as well. I thought what they did with Giles was pretty poorly handled. I get that the actor probably wanted some time off the show, but why would Giles all of a sudden want to go back to England? I really didn't buy it at all. Felt very forced. I will say his returning scene at the end of the season when he confronts Willow was pretty badass though. :D
Angel seasons 3 and 4: Gonna combine these 2 as I feel the show really started losing it's way here and jumped the shark. It lost a lot of the fun that the first 2 seasons had, and was really quite dreary and a bit of a chore to watch. Don't get me wrong I'm sure it had it's moments, but overall, meh. Also the creator seems to have developed some weird obsession with "hell dimensions" during these 2 seasons, and to an extent with Buffy s6 and 7. It seemed like every 5 minutes they were going on about a hell dimension. Opening portals to hell dimensions, people being sent to hell dimensions, a baby literally growing up in a hell dimension. Like wtf, ease up with the hell dimensions ffs lol. You could probably have a drinking game were you take a shot each time they say "hell dimension".
Anyways carrying on, I found the whole thing with Holtz and Connor to be pretty ridiculous, and the whole Jasmine storyline was pretty dumb too, although it was an interesting change of pace for a villain. I also don't like how what they did with Cordelia and how she wasn't in season 4 much. I could tell that Charisma Carpenter probably got pregnant irl and they had to write something to fit with her new appearance, but couldn't they have come up with something better? idk.
Season 7: I think this was a pretty decent season, except for the finale. I liked how they rebuilt the school and had Buffy work there, sort of bringing everything full circle. I feel for a final season, they brought in too many new storylines and characters when they really should have simplified it and focused mainly on the main characters. I did like the inclusion of Andrew as he provided some very needed comic relief, as much like season 6, 7 was quite dark, maybe even more so, as I felt it had a sort of sense of dread or impending doom kind of feel. But I think too much screentime may have been given to the potentials. Especially the one who became Willow's new girlfriend. Why would Willow move on so soon after Tara anyway? I didn't buy that either. Forced. Some storylines we could have probably have gone without, like perhaps the Robin vs Spike thing, that way we could have more time spent on important things. I feel Giles should have maybe been killed off though. Unlike season 6, I really got the sense that the actor no longer wanted to be there. He just didn't seem to have the same sort of chemistry with the others as he did previously. Idk, could be just me. His random absences were pretty distracting as well. I loved how they brought back Faith, but was disappointed at the lack of Cordelia returning. I don't think we ever had Cordelia return to Buffy, which was a big shame imo. In this case it may have to do with Charisma being pregnant at the time again, but I have no idea why they didn't have her cross over in the seasons before. It would have been nice to see the Buffy gang see how much she had changed in her time away. It was good to at least get Angel back, even if it was only for like one scene.
The finale was pretty disappointing to me. It felt too anticlimactic. I was expecting it to be much more emotional and stuff, but it seems like maybe they were too focused with the spectacle instead. I really think we should have seen The First show up in his true form at the end for Buffy or Spike to kill, but iirc, we just see him in Buffy's form and then sort of disappears? I was also expecting something bigger to happen between Buffy and Spike, but their final scene was not as powerful as it should have been imo. It's cool that Spike gets to be the one to save the day though. Shame how the other characters did not seem to care that he was the one to save the day. Also what was up with Xander's reaction to hearing about Anya's death? Seemed so out of character with how casual he was about it.
Angel season 5: Big improvement over the previous 2 seasons. Brought back the fun of season 1 and 2. Loved the addition of Spike. He and Angel are so great together. Didn't think it made any sense why Buffy would not come visit him though. (because she should have known he was alive, through Andrew). Didn't care for the finale much. Very rushed, and that cliffhanger ending was brutal. But I guess what can you do when your show gets cancelled.
Overall I enjoyed the shows and I am glad I finally watched them. :)
Anyways, that's it for now. Sorry if this reads very erratic and all over the place, but I guess that's what happens when you avoid talking about 12 seasons worth of shows in fear of spoilers haha.
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2020.09.15 01:04 Fiona_Eats_Kids Fiona's Concept and Archive History

Fiona was my first ever OC. She is still my main alias and art base. She was created at an unknown date around 4 years ago for an animation meme ((Most likely MI$ERY)), and was a black cat with bright blue muzzle, paws, eyes, and tail tip. Her design sure needed a bit of polishing up and work, so we have our current Fiona that was made on 9/14/20 in the form of her Mischief/Laugh sprite. She was first shipped with an orange and white cat named Milo, but now has no ship yet. Milo is shipped with Kevin, a pale cat with bandages around his eye. Very creative names I know, but I basically made characters willy nilly back then, throwing colors, random common names, and "special" features together to make some anthro-cat abominations like Erica, who may or may not be brought back.
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2020.09.12 22:44 pan_kayke How I got my dogs

Dr. Beck was well-known by nearly everyone in this small town. At least, he was known by everyone who owned pets. Hell, even I brought my dog to him from time to time. The veterinarian was held in high esteem in a community that was particularly pet-friendly. It was because he was so watched by the public eye that everyone knew about his first divorce.
Dr. and Mrs. Beck were heard squabbling one night, reported neighbors. The next week, there were moving trucks in the driveway, and a few days after that, both the trucks and her Camaro were gone. We as a community couldn’t help but gossip. Some (the ones who especially enjoyed prying) even went to his home under the guise of gifting baked goods, but what they really wanted was to know the whole story. However, Dr. Beck became quite reclusive save for going to work. He never spoke long to those who delivered him offerings of homemade food, never let them in. He was rarely seen outside of work, and he had his groceries delivered to his doorstep every week so that he didn’t have to show his face at the supermarket. Perhaps this was because he knew that everyone was already whispering and wondering about him. The only information we could get out of him was that Mrs. Beck, now Ms. Halton, moved to New York to chase her dream of being a writer. She posted on her social media every once in a while, but other than that, none of us ever heard from her again. We felt sorry for him for having become so miserable after the love of his life dropped him so easily, which is why the town seemed to light up when Dr. Beck started dating again.
Every few weeks there was a new girl on his arm, until he finally seemed to be settling down with one woman named Ms. Horton. A few months later, I and several others were invited to the wedding. I know it may seem like they were moving too fast, but everyone could tell that she brought out the best in him. We were so happy for them that it struck us incredibly hard when the new Mrs. Beck disappeared.
The police, of course, investigated the Dr. first, to no avail. By the time they gave up searching for her, Dr. Beck’s hair had turned completely gray. All he had left were his two dogs and a broken heart. As I am the owner of the busiest funeral home in town, I figured I could spare the loss of a few thousand dollars in order to provide a free service in his wife’s honor. I was one of the only people in town that he let into his house. He was quick with making arrangements, and I could tell he was uncomfortable with having a stranger inside his hermit house. His two pups seemed to be the only happiness left in his life, and he spent what little time we had chatted talking about his other pair of old dogs that had recently passed. For a moment, a light flickered behind his eyes. And then, just as suddenly, it was gone. He didn’t show up at Mrs. Beck’s funeral.
Dr. Beck’s presence at the vet’s office was sparse after that. He became even more of a hermit than he had been before. His lawn grew into an unruly green mass so that even the neighborhood bakers found it hard to access his door. Soon enough, the only visitor he had was the old woman who brought him groceries every week. She never stayed long, just in and out with the groceries. It was a wonder she worked for him as long as she did, the poor frail thing. It came to the point where she struggled to carry the heavy bags to his door. When the woman, whose name was Marelys Goodman, stroked out, nobody was very surprised. It was a sweltering summer day at high noon when she died doing the heavy grocery lifting. Had I been there, I would have helped her with the large load, but unfortunately, I was only hearing the information second-hand from the police and doctors.
I was the one to call to handle these delicate matters, so when I, the funeral director, pulled up to hospital morgue, I began to perform my duties. Ms. Goodman was incredibly light when I moved her onto the mortuary cot. Her eyes were peacefully closed, which wasn’t common in the majority of corpses I dealt with who usually stared with their dead eyes at the ceiling. Ms. Goodman looked like she met death without resistance, and I thought her quite brave for doing so. I checked her ID tag one more time before zipping the body bag closed. Once I got around to the van, I threw the velvet cot cover over her dainty figure and loaded her in.
Ms. Goodman’s arrival at the funeral home was unceremonious. She had no friends or family, unless she considered Dr. Beck a friend. I wondered if I would see him at her funeral. I tugged the cot out of the back of the van and the wheels came down and locked in place. I rolled her through the back doors into the embalming room- the backmost room in the funeral home. I unzipped the bag and took out Ms. Goodman’s arm to examine her hospital bracelet. When I touched her skin, I noticed that she must not have been in the morgue refrigerator for very long. Her skin was cold, but not I’ve-been-sitting-in-the-fridge-for-hours cold. I placed her arm back at her side and wheeled her up next to the side of the porcelain embalming table. I turned down the sides of the body bag and, with a great heave, I pulled her legs over the ledge and onto the table. Once I got her rear end on the table, the rest came easily. I noticed a second peculiar thing: her limbs were flaccid. They didn’t have the stiff rigor mortis I had expected. Her time of death was approximately seven hours ago- rigor should have set in by now, at least a little bit. I shook it off. Every body is different, it’s not unheard of that the occurrence of rigor should vary time-wise.
I looked down at her wrinkled face. She had died with a full face of makeup- you know how some old women really cake on makeup to recapture their image in youth? Ms. Goodman wore a bold shade of blue eyeshadow with long, winged lines of eyeliner. Her natural eyebrows seemed to have disappeared in her old age, and what was left was a thin line of brown pencil that left a surprised expression on her face. Her cheeks and lips were rouged and her sparse eyelashes were curled upward and covered with a mascara that gave her lashes the appearance of spider legs. I blinked and shook my head to clear it, then I got to work. First, I undressed her washed her body gently. It wasn’t uncommon for elderly folks’ skin to slough off, it being so thin and fragile. Then, I mixed up the perfect amount of embalming fluid. My eyes and nose burned from the formaldehyde fumes.
I pulled my silver rolling table up to Ms. Goodman’s left side and searched the metal tray atop it for a scalpel. The first step of embalming (after creating the proper mixture of embalming chemicals) is to make an incision at the site of a major artery and vein. Most embalmers go for the carotid, but I found it easier to use the femoral artery and vein. I felt the top of her thigh to locate the spot where I needed to make the incision. I jumped backward as I felt something like a small “pop” coming from the incision site. I cocked my head and looked closely at the pale flesh of her thigh, waiting to see if anything moved. Nothing did. I shrugged off the experience and brought the scalpel in my other hand up to her skin. Then, with some pressure, I pushed the blade through the fat and skin and created a small opening between the thigh and the groin. The corpse let out a groan. Surprisingly, I wasn’t taken aback this time. It’s fairly common for bodies to make noises as gas and liquid start to build up inside the body after death.
I dug my fingers deep inside the opening and poked around for the artery I was looking for. Something felt…off. Nevertheless, I found and raised the artery, then I went to slice a small hole in the artery into which I would insert a metal tube called a cannula that would pump embalming fluid from the embalming machine into Ms. Goodman’s vascular system. But I fucked up.
I chalked it up to my lack of sleep due to late shifts, but my fingers slipped and I accidentally cut straight through the artery.
“Shit,” I cursed, then I turned to my table to look for a needle and thread. When I turned back, I saw a sight that made me scream. Not only was the artery bleeding bright red profusely, which does NOT happen after death, but Ms. Goodman’s eyes also flew open.
“What the fuck?!” I shrieked like a little girl and stumbled backward into the rolling table. My tools clattered to the floor as Ms. Goodman gasped for air and narrowed her eyes at me. For a moment, I was frozen. We stared into one another’s shocked and confused eyes, and I swear I almost passed out. I steadied myself with my hand on the counter, but all I could do was to blink dumbly at her. Then she screamed, and that made me scream, and we screamed together for a solid thirty seconds. Ms. Goodman’s screaming grew weak, and I shook my head in disbelief.
“M…Ms. Goodman? I thought you were dead! The doctors said you were dead! YOU WERE DEAD!” I yelled, panicking.
“Listen…” she whispered.
“Ms. Goodman, we have to call an ambulance! Here, here! Cover it with these, put pressure on them.” I tossed her an armful of towels, but the pool of blood continued to pool and slide down the embalming table’s drain. She was too frail to apply proper pressure, but I didn’t have time to help her. I had to get to the phone up in the front of the funeral home and get help. I quickly gave the authorities my address, but I gave them few details as I was in a rush to go back and save Ms. Goodman.
When I got back to her, she was covered in red. Drenched in her own blood. Her breath came in short gasps as I leaned over her and slapped my hand and some towels over the bleeding gash in her thigh.
“Listen…above the fire…” she said again. My heart was racing and hers was slowing. I glanced around for anything that I could use to mend the situation, but I was an embalmer, not a doctor.
“Rusty, woody urns…the urns….” she said wearily.
“What? What about the urns?” I didn’t understand what she was trying to tell me.
“They’re not… rusty or woody…” She was delirious and her words had stopped making sense. I realized tears of frustration were rolling down my cheeks. She gasped once more and locked eyes with me, and I watched as the light left her eyes dead and cold. Ten minutes later the sirens came, and they were too late. She was dead by the time they reached the hospital.
That night, the night before the autopsy, I was brought in for questioning. I told them everything that happened, and they ended up letting me go and went forward with interrogating the doctors that had initially pronounced her dead, when she was, in fact, still alive. But the fact was, I had fucking killed somebody. Dr. Beck was called upon next, but he apparently wouldn’t be back in town until the morning. He was shocked and horrified to hear of Ms. Goodman’s death. In the meantime, the police got a warrant to investigate his home.
The cops didn’t seem to understand Ms. Goodman’s peculiar last words- they thought perhaps she was indicating that she wanted to be cremated. But something was wrong. There’s no way a doctor would mistakenly pronounce death after a stroke. Something had happened to Ms. Goodman before she came to be in my care (or rather lack of it). All night I spent my waking hours pondering the significance of her peculiar dying words. It wasn’t until the next morning that the meaning of the words finally clicked for me, and as they did, my eyes grew wide with horror.
What little time I had spent with Dr. Beck involved a passionate discussion about his now-deceased dogs. Two dogs named Rusty and Woody. She mentioned “urns above the fire.” I recalled the image in my mind of two handsome urns displayed on the mantle of the fireplace with collars displaying the two dogs’ names set atop. Goodman said that they were not Rusty or Woody. By the time I put two and two together, the phone began to ring. The cops wanted to speak to me again.
In the interrogation room, they presented me with the two urns with the dogs’ names ensconced on the front. They looked at me expectantly.
“Well, go on, open them. What do you see?” I slowly opened each box. In either box lay a bag of ashes and a smaller bag filled with different-colored fur.
“I see…I see two human-sized bags of cremated remains,” I said bluntly. They looked at each other and nodded.
“And what else?” I looked closer at the bags of fur.
“This isn’t fur, is it? It’s their hair.” They stared at me with grim expressions.
“Bring out the third one,” whispered one to another. A third urn was brought out. It was much lighter than the other two, and there were no ashes inside. Only a bag of coarse, gray hair. Ms. Goodman’s hair.
“That looks like Marelys Goodman’s hair,” I said, a tremor creeping into my voice. They nodded again, then the shorter one spoke.
“The pet crematory operator down the street admitted to giving Dr. Beck secret access to the cremation machine. The autopsy was completed this morning. The cause of death was ultimately hemorrhaging, but they found something else in her blood. Pentobarbital.” I raised my eyebrow at them, then the taller one clarified.
“Pentobarbital. The medication used to euthanize dogs.” She had been so deeply medicated that the doctors could not detect a heartbeat or breathing and mistakenly pronounced her dead. The hair samples provided a positive ID for Dr. Beck’s two ex-wives and Ms. Goodman. A stockpile of pentobarbital was found in his refrigerator. Had he not included the hair samples, there would have been no way to identify the cremated remains, as DNA is destroyed in the cremation process. The police had all they needed to nab him.
But by the time he was supposed to “come back to town,” he had already landed in Europe. Despite this unfortunate outcome, two positive things were left behind. As much as Dr. Beck seemed to love his dogs, he didn’t love them enough to take them with him. So, I took them in. They were truly amazing additions to my life, and Sadie the pug actually loves to come in to the funeral home and spend her time greeting guests and sleeping beneath my desk. Milo the Akita is more of a homebody. I know how to love because of them. And as for Dr. Beck? He knows how to love someone to death.
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2020.09.11 08:40 spanish-thumb 8/31-9/6

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2020.09.10 10:46 joshuawaggoner90 Werewolves are Assholes: Pt 5

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Werewolves are Assholes, But Vampires are Worse 1/2
So as you can imagine, at this point things weren't looking so hot for us. We had Little Missy locked up with some kind of supernatural furniture next to Mark in my garage, one of our werewolves is bed-er... toilet ridden, we have a literal hostage situation, our seasoned vampire hunter was nowhere to be found(and I'll definitely be having a talk with that secret keeping bitch about that when I see her again), and yeah... the vampires. I was definitely in way over my head. I mean I ain't gonna leave the little hoodlums to fend for themselves, but you can bet your ass I'll never have to wash a dish or dust a shelf for the rest of my life after this. Oh, and for the people asking about our cannibalistic princess and her name, well she said something about it when she asked me to write this part. She said she wants to do something like in that Brad Pitt movie where the guy telling the story never mentions their name. That girl sure likes her movies... Bless her heart.
So at this point we were still all huddled in the living room trying to figure out what we were going to do next, making our best effort to talk over the dual barrage of obscenities spilling out from the garage. Finally we agreed to close the door for a minute and let them tucker themselves out.
"Ok, Wolf Boy, ideas." I said once I closed the door and walked back into the room with everyone else.
"I... Um... We might be screwed." Milo says in response.
That was followed by a mild uproar from everyone in attendance. Likely not what they wanted to hear from the only one in the room even half familiar with all this nonsense. I managed to get everyone quieted down about the time Jasmine started to pick up another heavy object to bash Milo with again.
"Alright alright! Everyone just calm the hell down!" I hollered over the ruckus. "Listen sugar, you gotta chill. It ain't that boy's fault he's simple." I said to Jasmine while I took the marble elephant statue out of her hands. "And this was expensive. Try to go for something cheap next time."
About that time Trey spoke up. "Ok, so we have to do something. We damn sure can't leave her in there like that." He said, pointing towards the garage where some muffled commotion could still be heard.
"And what the hell is it we're supposed to do?!" Joannah commented back.
Trey started to answer but Dex beat him to it. "What ever we can!" He shouted. "Not to mention that guy's still in there with plugs missing from him all over the place. And I don't know about you but if I have to clean up one more pile of Mark-shit, him or me one is gonna die."
About this time the sun was already up. And about mid argument we all stopped and turned when we heard the stairs creak as Teagan came down.
"What is all these noise and screams?" She said in that darling broken English of hers. She looked an absolute mess. Poor girl looked like death eating a cracker.
"Oh sweetie you don't need to worry about all that right now." I said about the same time Milo said,
"What are you doing down here? You should go rest some more. I'll come up and tell you everything in a little w-" But she cut him off.
"NO! You will tell me now!" She demanded. "Somebody drop the peas."
"Beans." Dex said. "It's spill the beans."
"What?" Teagan asked. "Who has spilled beans?"
"No no, I was just... The expression is to spill the beans." He tried to explain.
"Why did you spill beans? Have you cleaned them? Why would you leave such mess?" She scolded. "You go clean these beans."
Milo was now off in a corner with his face buried in his palms in embarrassment, Dex made his way into the kitchen long enough to fake clean imaginary beans and return to the living room with everyone else. "Ok, fuck all of you for not helping me out with that." He said.
Then we got Teagan up to speed on everything that happened since she went up stairs, down to the little metal thing that just saved all our asses. As you might imagine, she was a tad... distraught.
"WHAT?! YOU HAVE HER LOCKED LIKE SOME ANIMAL?!" She screamed before turning to make for the garage.
"NO NO!" Milo stopped her. "We're trying to let her wear herself out for a while to see if that calms her down a little."
"NO! I must go to help h-" She stopped as long, low, growl roared across the room from Teagan's... stomach. "Oh no!" She groaned before grabbing her gut and dashing up the stairs like lightning. A few seconds later we all heard the bathroom door slam shut.
We all turned to look at Milo again.
"...... Werewolf.... stuff." He said quietly, suddenly forcing us all to recall the phrase that near traumatized us all about a week ago... "Had to poop out my werewolf arm."
"Yeah... What goes up must come down, what goes in... must come out." He explained in his own kinda way. "It's hard on the body to do what she did. Didn't have enough food stored for mass so when she changed it took till there wasn't anything left to take. Now her body is trying to get rid of everything that isn't mostly human, which doesn't leave her with much. That's why she's so bad off right now."
"The poor girl..." Lesley murmured softly.
"She's made it through the worst of it." Milo reassured her.
"So... does the "out" part get worse too when you change all the way?" Dex asked.
"That's disgusting!" Joannah exclaimed. "Why would you ask that?!"
And as you can all imagine, Joannah's revulsion at the question only served to excite Milo's enthusiasm to answer.
"Define worse." Milo said with a grin.
"What do you mean?" Dex questioned.
"Well I mean worse for who? The one doing it... or whoever has to deal with the aftermath?" He smiled even bigger in Joannah's direction causing her to wince. "When we're fully transformed we're also in a lot better shape when we change back, but what comes out, well... you guys ever seen Jurassic Park?"
It took us a second before we collectively groaned "Oh my god!"
"I mean now Teagan, she's a proper lady about it. Usually brings some toilet paper and finds her a secluded spot away from civilization and innocent human beings and takes care of it there." He went on.
"Annnd... what do you do? To ask a question I don't really think I want answered." Trey said.
"Ah, well ya see I like to find the nearest construction site and just unleash hell on some poor, unsuspecting port-a-john. Then I like to hide and wait around for the first person to open the door. One guy actually started crying. It was great." Milo bragged.
And there we were, in the middle of my house, having an in depth conversation about werewolf shit. Somebody stop the merry go round. I want off...
Nobody went back to sleep. We all stayed up and discussed what we was gonna do now, to little success. After a while me, Trey, and Milo went to the kitchen to start making some food for the recovering Teagan upstairs, who Lesley, Dex, Jasmine and Joannah were with. We'd finish making something and one of them would come down long enough to snatch it up and take it to her.
After a while Trey and Milo got to chatting.
"So how'd you and her meet?" Milo asked Trey, inquiring about the rabid shit head on lockdown in the garage.
"Met in college." He answered. "Same economics class. Actually, the first conversation we ever had was her asking me out."
Milo slammed his hand down hard on the table. "WHAT?!!" He yelled.
"Yeah, we even went on a couple of dates way back." Trey laughed. "Once we even... held hands."
"You dated... HER?" Milo asked, pointing towards the garage.
"Well yeah. I mean she's not so bad all the time and she's cute, in an "I might stab you in your sleep" kind of way." Trey replied.
"Oh my god..." Milo said, leaning back in his chair to look around the corner. "You're right. She's... cute. What the hell?"
"But I thought she was-" Milo started.
"A lesbian?" I interrupted. "Well I get how you might think that. She does mostly bat for the away team but I catch her looking at the fellas every now and then. I try not to label them kinds of things. That way nobody feels pressured to stay inside a box. Let people hump whoever they wanna hump I say."
"But you let people call you Gay Jake." Milo says.
"That's cause I'm queer as a three dollar bill sweety. Don't want nothing to do with any vagina. They creep me right ass out. They look like them face things from the alien movie. You ever make eye contact with one? Looks like something's gonna try to jump out and get ya." I explain, likely a little more vividly than entirely necessary.
"Mmkay..." Milo says slowly, somewhat cringing. "What about the others? How'd they all meet?"
"Well Joannah is kinda new to all this. I met her at the mall where she worked and we'd only been dating for about a week before we... met you." Trey answered.
"Yeah, and Dex was already living here when I brought Shit Head in." I added.
"Wait, Dex lived here too? Why?" Milo asked.
"That boy had his problems too. I had a lot troubled kids through here over the years. Dex had him a fondness for opioids which led him to a fondness for heroin. So he ended up here in a similar way. He was cleaned up and getting back on his feet about the time that little hellion came." I said.
"Then what?" Milo asked, scooting forward in his seat.
"Oh she bullied the piss out of the poor boy." I told him. "But that boy stayed and took it all and never complained not the first time. And I'd tell him, I'd say "Why you let her do you like that?" and he'd just smile and say that he could see how much pent up anger she had, and that she was dealing with it the only way she knew how. Bless that boy's heart, he hung in there till the bitter end to where one day she just snapped, and all the guilt of every time she'd smack him or push him or call him some horrible name or break something of his hit her all and once."
"And then what?" Milo asked almost standing up off his chair.
"She did something a hadn't ever seen her do up to that point. She apologized. Hell, after that you'd hardly see them apart really. I don't think she would have recovered as well if he wasn't around like he was. I think they been best friends ever since then." I explained. "I been catching him peeking into the garage on his way back upstairs every time he comes down to get Teagan's food."
After that conversation I'd catch Milo and Dex making their way from the kitchen to the garage to Teagan's room side by side. I mean most of the time it was just long enough to let a pressure wave of obscenities burst through the opening, but they were making the effort just the same. An now let me tell y'all, this next part just 'bout broke my little heart.
Later that night I went to poke my head in the garage real quick and oh my goodness. I found Milo and Dex both sitting on the cold concrete floor. Dex was out like a light lean't up against the wall, but Milo had brought a laptop downstairs and had it open and playing her favorite movies for her. Every now and then he'd catch Mark trying to watch so he'd pick something random off the floor and throw it at him saying "NO! You don't get to watch." Which would cause our predatory princess to crack an evil little giggle each time.
Now don't get me wrong, I still wasn't going to get in range of her chompers, but this was the calmest she'd been so far. I stuck my head in just a little and asked Milo if he needed anything.
"Nah, Teagan passed out from the itus a while ago so I figured I'd hang down here with Jaws and the Fecal Phenom over there and keep her company." He answered.
"Hey... Is that HER laptop?" I asked. "How'd you get into that? She keeps it locked up like Fort Knox."
"Well... at first she said she'd open it for me. But when I tried to hand it to her... Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice..." He turned to show me a mouth sized section of his right sleeve missing with what was apparently dried blood around the edges. "So I had to figure it out myself. Wasn't too hard. Turns out it was bobbys idgets. All one word."
"Boy, you gotta tell me, are you an idiot or a genius? I gotta know." I finally broke down and asked him what we was all thinking.
"Exactly." He answered with a wink and turned back to the screen.
That boy makes me tired I swear to god. He's lucky he's cute.
We all gathered back up in the kitchen later the next day to resume our figuring. Like you might expect we didn't get too awful far at all. That is, not until Teagan finally made her way down stairs in relatively better conditon. And that's cause when he saw her, Dex went to say hi and wave to her, which made him drop that gun-shaped knife thing of his. Which THEN thunked tip first right into my hardwood floor.
"Oh damn it boy! Y'all are steady fucking up my whole house!" I barked.
But about that time Milo got this strange look on his face.
"Hey Teag... HEY! HEY!!" He yelled. "Teagan! That guy who made these things!" He said, yanking the cutlery from MY HARDWOOD FLOOR. "Maybe he knows something about what we can do to help her!"
"HOLY SHIT!! BANG RATTLE" Sounded from over near the fridge where Jasmine had been pilfering around for food. "Oh god... Oh god..." She groaned, holding her head as she slowly shuffled over to the table.
"Oh honey... Your poor head. Are you alright?" I tried to ask but she just held a finger up at me.
"Mm. M-mmm..." She mumbled, trying to hold still as much as possible until she was able to take a deep breath and talk again. "Do... Do you think that would work?" She asked Milo.
"It's worth a shot. We should at least try. Teag, do you have any contact info from him or anything? What was his name." He said.
"No. I am sorry, but we did not get it before we leave." She said. "But I am thinking his name was Hephaestus. He says to call him Hep also."
To spare you some boring dialogue, in about 30 seconds that idiot savant had found him on... fucking Facebook. Turns out he's pretty easy to get in touch with through his day job not making vampire fighting equipment. About another 30 seconds later we all gathered around the phone set to speaker as it rang.
The other end clicked and someone on the other side answered, "HELLO! If this is the IRS I already told you to suck my ass."
"That is the strange Tony person." Teagan whispered.
"Um yeah hi. I think I'll take a rain check on the ass sucking." Milo replied, causing everyone else to chuckle. "Any chance we can chat with Hep real quick?"
"Oh shit! Right right!" The Tony man said. "Gimme a second." We then heard him say something with the phone way from his face that sounded like "Here. Run this out to him." Followed by the familiar sound of metal tinking and the sound of some kind of power tool getting louder in the distance.
"Heeeello! You got Hep!" Another voice answered.
"YES HELLO!" Milo said loudly. "Hi yeah, my friend and my wife just left your place a few days ago. You remember?"
"Wait! You two are married?!" Lesley shrieked. "Really?!"
Milo and Teagan both held up their left hands showing off a small black band tattooed around both of their ring fingers that apparently none of us noticed before.
"AWWW! That's adorable!" Jasmine and Lesley both cooed in unison, causing Joannah to groan in disgust.
"We got married in Romania... In Vlad's castle. It was the last thing I used my inheritance money on other than the plane tickets back here." He said with a big, proud grin.
"That is just beautiful." The voice in the phone spoke up, causing us all the jump a little. "Yeah, still here guys." The man said.
"Oh right..." Milo says back into the phone. "Uh, so we kinda have a situation."
"Your buddy went psycho and tried to eat someone?" The voice interjected.
"I... Yeah. How'd you know?" Milo asked him.
"I had a hunch that things might go tits up with your girl in the garage over there. Guess my little friend was helpful after all." The man said, making us all lean back away from the phone.
"How... do you know she's in the gargage?" Milo said, joining the rest of us in looking around the room suspiciously.
"Don't worry about it." The man said, increasing our worry. "Now what do you need from me?"
"Well..." Milo answered, "We were hoping you'd know how to fix her... or something."
"....... I do not. BUT," He continued, "I think if there is a way, I know the people who would know. I'm going to give you their number. Just tell them Hephaestus told you to call. That should get them talking."
Then he gave us the number to call, wished us luck, and hung up. We didn't waste a second dialing the new number. We sat the phone back down on the table and circled around again, listening to the ring.
CLICK "Worst Hotel, front desk! Who the fuck is this?!" A voice shouted through the speaker.
We all looked around at each other, all seemingly collectively thinking that the art of answering the phone has really taken a dive.
"Uh hi, my name is Milo and I was told to call by Hephaestus! Who the fuck is this?!" Milo shouted back.
"Ugh... God damn it. I hate taking these. Jesus what a day... Hello my name is Lezley. How can I help you today?" The man says.
"Oh my god my name's Lesley too!" Lesley chirps excitedly.
"Like O... M... G! Do you like... wanna totally be BFFs and like have sleepovers and talk about all the cute boys on the football team and like do each other's nails and stuff?!" The man on the phone said in the most heavily condescending tone I think any of us ever heard.
"Asshole..." Lesley whispered to herself before walking away from the table.
"What the hell do you people want?" The man asked.
"Our friend is a half vampire, werewolf thing, I think, and she's trying to eat us." Milo says into the phone. "We need to know how to fix her."
"An orichalcum infused weapon to the head or the heart ought to fix her." The man replies, sending Jasmine into a shit fit.
"Uh, no can do good buddy. We're going to need her alive." Milo said once we got Jasmine settled back down.
"UGHHH!! Ok god! You said she's trying to eat people yeah?" He asks.
"Yeah, that's right. She bit a chunk out of our hosta-er... Out of Mark. Ate his finger too." Milo answers.
"Jesus. Have any of you EVER watched a vampire movie? What do vampires need?" The man asks in the same condescending tone.
""Blood?" Milo half answers half asks.
"Yes blood dumbass! And what happens when they don't get what they need for a while? They flip the fuck out! So... how about... and hear me out hear... YOU GET HER SOME GOD DAMN BLOOD!" The man yells at us.
"So... we just go in there and give her some of our blood?" Dex asks. "That's easy enough."
"No you jackass!" The man barks at him. "Not unless you want her to bite a chunk out of your stupid neck! Ok look... You idiots obviously can't be trusted to think this through yourselves, so here it is. Right now you need to find a way to slide her a BIG bucket of FRESH and COMPLETELY HUMAN blood. If she's only half vampire, however the fuck THAT happened, then she'll probably only need a small amount every now and then. Regular food should work most of the time. Pure vampires get their nutrition from liquefying the entire body and sucking that up. If she doesn't have the ostial-dentitions you see on regular ones, and her tongue isn't partially bifurcated, then she's probably get most of her nutrition from regular sourses. And once she's calmed down you'll be able to donate to her directly, but unless you want her to tear you a new asshole, right now you need to find some way to get her the blood while she's all bitey and shit. This is just how she is now. You don't fix werewolf and you don't fix vampire. Deal with it. God I feel like I'm just hear to explain shit to people all the damn time. CLICK"
And with that the guy hung up, leaving us all looking at the black screen in silence. After about 30 seconds of gazing into the touch screen void Jasmine finally broke the quiet.
"I guess we need human blood." She says.
Milo responds, "What a coincidence! I know someone who has some to spare!", grabbing a metal turkey baster syringe and a large tup-a-ware bowl before starting for the garage with a spring in his step.
"WHAT THE FUCK YOU PSYCHOPATH?!" Joannah shrieked at the top of her lungs, stepping in front of Milo with her arms spread, blocking his way.
"What?" Milo questioned with the most bullshit feigned innocent tone possible.
As y'all can imagine, that didn't go well and the rest of us damn near had to break up a fist fight. After we got them two cooled down... about 30 minutes later... we started figuring on how we was supposed to come by a heap of fresh human blood. Long story short, it's pretty obvious a blood bank would have something to do with our solution, but we sat around for hours trying to come up with a heist game plan before that lovable moron Milo said something I still ain't sure was smart or dumb. But I gotta admit, didn't none of us think of it.
"Why don't we just run in, grab it, and run back out?" He asked us all, sitting up from where he had been laying down on the floor.
"What are you talking about?" Trey asked him.
"I was just thinking, how many people try to steal blood from a blood bank? It's not like they keep that shit in a vault with a bunch of armed guards and stuff right?" Milo explained, which actually started making some kinda sense.
So we all decided, we was gonna smash and grab a blood bank. We found one a respectable ways away online first, then we had to decide who was going.
"I'm thinking Milo." Trey said. "I mean if something does go to shit and he gets shot he can heal. We can't."
Everyone seemed to agree, then Teagan spoke up. "Then someone will have to also go with him." She said.
"Why's that honey?" I asked her.
"Teag n-!" Milo started but Teagan said it before he could stop her.
"Because Milo does not know how to do the driving." She said.
"THANK... YOU... TEAGAN! Thank... you..." Milo says loudly.
"HAHAHA! Oh my god you don't know how to drive?!" Joannah cackled mockingly at the poor boy, who's head was now hidden down in his arms.
"HEY! You behave you little shit." I scolded her. "It's ok sugar. We ain't gonna judge you none here." I comforted him, secretly taking out my little note pad and putting a check under the stupid section of the smart/stupid tally I had been keeping of him through the day.
Anyway, I ended up volunteering to drive the little hoodlum cause I had a dummy plate for my Wrangler that weren't nobody looking for and that don't trace back to my house. And once the next day rolled around we were ready to get wild. We figured sooner was better than later to get our situation somewhat stabilized again. Plus we figured the more time we had to think about it the more likely we were to come to our senses and chicken out.
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2020.09.09 17:30 IndieheadsAOTY Album of the Year 2014 #9: Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy

Album of the Year 2014 #9: Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy
Hey y'all!!! Welcome back to the Indieheads Album of the Year 2014 writeup series! Today we've got regular user (and host of the upcoming 2010s Indie Rap Rate) batesnorman talking about one of my personal favorites of the year, Open Mike Eagle's Dark Comedy!
June 10th, 2014 - Mello Music Group
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Background
Open Mike Eagle grew up in Chicago, spending part of his childhood living in the Robert Taylor Homes which he would later rap about in his 2017 album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. He attended Southern Illinois University where he obtained a degree in psychology. While attending school he was an RA and during that time he became friends with comedian Hannibal Buress. This is one of the many connections that Open Mike Eagle has with the comedy world.
He released his debut solo album in 2010 Unapologetic Art Rap. In the following two years he released two more albums Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes and 4NML HSPTL. These albums all show Mikes unique style of hip-hop. His fourth album Dark Comedy was his most popular album yet and got him attention from larger music publications.
As mentioned, Open Mike Eagle has a lot of connections with comedians, including big names such as Hannibal Buress and Paul F. Tompkins. In 2019 he started a TV show with comedian Baron Vaugh called The New Negroes. The show is described as a socially aware stand-up and music series. Comedy has always informed Mikes art and Dark Comedy is the clearest example of that in his discography.
Review
Open Mike Eagle helped popularize the term “art rap” in the early 2010s and although he doesn’t use the term anymore, it was useful to define a group of rappers in the 2010s that made music that was otherwise undefinable. Some of the bigger names within this “subgenre” include Milo, Billy Woods, and Serengeti. Although Mike has worked with all of these rappers in some way, actually listening to them all the only thing they seem to have in common is how distinct all of them are. People in this lane of hip-hop don’t make music to sound like other rappers, and they definitely are not trying to get radio play. “Art rap” is not so much a specific sound, but more of a mindset the artists have, to be unique and stand out in some way. Compared to a lot of other rappers in his lane, Mike almost sounds traditional. His delivery is a lot more accessible than many of his peers, and he isn’t quite as abstract as most of them either. However, he stands out in his own way and nobody else besides Open Mike Eagle could have made Dark Comedy.
The main way that Open Mike Eagle stands out is through his lyrics. While he’s easily one of the best lyricists of the last decade, having great lyrics doesn’t necessarily make you unique. Mike is unique because he never approaches a song trying to write something that has already been written before. No matter what he writes about, it is always going to be approached in a way no other artist has done before. A lot of the songs on Dark Comedy are common song topics, but they are always approached in a unique way that makes it clear Mike Eagle wrote this. “Qualifiers” has the feel of a braggadocios flex song, except it’s almost entirely self-deprecating instead. On “Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)” he raps about his struggling artist friends, but there is also a running metaphor in the song relating the lyrics to the TV show Adventure Time.
He also just raps about a lot of things nobody else has ever thought to make a song about. “Jon Lovitz (Fantasy Booking Yarn)” is about the world’s greatest venue helping Mike set up a concert on the moon. As someone who has never had to book a show before and someone who has never left earth before, this song should just be weird to me but when I listen I think “wow this place sounds pretty cool, I hope I can go there some day.” He has a way of making everything seem perfectly normal and relatable while you’re listening to him, and then when you peel it back later on you realize that no, you do not relate to this at all, nobody does in real life.
As I said earlier, “Qualifiers” mimics mainstream rap by being almost the exact opposite of flex songs. The song is a look at Mikes life but told entirely through self-deprecating humor. The song opens with the lyrics “I see the deepest greens/I hear the darkest blues/Might not be synesthesia/Might be apartment fumes.” This line is a great summary of the whole album, it starts off sounding like he’s going to say something poetic before immediately switching to a joke about him being poor. Humor is a consistent element throughout the entire album that keeps everything connected and stops it from ever getting too depressing. “Qualifiers” isn’t entirely self-deprecating but when he’s actually “flexing” it’s still different than most rappers: “Hold up it's my turn again/I'm playing thirteen games of Words With Friends/Lift your hands/Lift your head if your clothes are clean and your kids are fed.” The first bar shows how he values his friendships and the second bar shows how while he may not have very much money he has enough to take care of his son which is a good reason to celebrate. He of course has a bar right after that about his son wetting the bed and earlier in the song he rapped about wiping his son’s ass and getting shit on his hands. Mike Eagle still lives in the real world and this stuff happens sometimes. The second verse of the song takes a different course. He starts rapping about a time he went to Africa and confused everybody because they had never heard rap that sounded like him “What type of rap is that? Ain't no bitches, hoes.” Mike sounds filled with confidence while rapping about this because he’s spent a long career rapping well outside of the mainstream and is not worried about fitting in with anybody.
Four songs into the album Mike delivers one of the most devastating cultural critiques of the modern era, when he says “You can use Facebook to learn gang signs.” A lot of white hip-hop fans will listen to rap music, use black slang, and consume all types of black culture without ever caring about any actual issues black people face. Hip-hop has been mainstream since the late 80s but it was easily the dominant music genre of the last decade and as it gets bigger and bigger there are more and more fans of the genre that don’t relate to the themes of the music and don’t care enough to learn about them. Mike clearly is frustrated with people who listen to hip-hop but have no actual respect for the genre or the people who make it: “And my plan’s choking these rap fans who think rap shows are like Disneyland/What the fuck is you doing here with no roller coasters, no souvenirs?” Mike continues his criticism of modern hip-hop culture on “The Golden Age” when he ends the song name dropping as many different candy bars as he can think of in an attempt to get a sponsorship so he can sell out and go corporate like so many others have.
This is brought up again on the hilarious song “Doug Stamper (Advice Raps).” In Mikes two verses he gives the listener a lot of advice such as lying to the CIA and to not get drunk and sing Led Zeppelin during karaoke. He also goes back to the themes of the mainstreamafication of hip-hop and the ways white people interact with it. He ends his second verse by proclaiming that “A journalist should never write a slang editorial!” and in his first verse he tells white rappers to “quit rapping in your hood voice/Sound like a clown hundred pounder that took 'roids/Rrra-rrra-rrra-rrra-rrra, rrra-rrra-rrra...”
But since we’re talking about “Doug Stamper” I have to mention Hannibal Buress’s feature verse. The first time I heard his verse was the most I had ever laughed while listening to music. Mike Eagle is an extremely talented rapper that also happens to be pretty funny while Hannibal is an extremely funny comedian that can also rap pretty good. Mikes two verses are very funny in their own right. Hearing his flow and his rhyme schemes he is very clearly technically superior to Hannibal (Hannibal rhymes HGH with HGH which I think counts as a multi syllable rhyme scheme.) Anyways, Hannibal insults the listener’s genitalia, mocks LeBron’s hairline, ruminates on the monetary value of internet porn compared to stand-up comedy and discusses several other important topics in our modern life. All in all, it is an ideal hip-hop verse. As much as I love Mike I’m gonna have to give Hannibal the win on this song.
So far this whole review has been about the lyrics with no mention of the beats yet. That’s mainly due to how much there is to unpack in all of his lyrics but the production deserves a lot of credit as well. The albums 13 different songs have 11 different producers and this means the album has a variety of different sounds being explored. The opening and closing track are both produced by Toy Light and they both have a relaxed vibe but are filled with tension and sound like they are ready to fall apart at any moment. Songs like “Doug Stamper” and “Informations” have deep basslines with a bouncy groove to them that sound fun and light hearted to match the lyrics. “A History of Modern Dance” has possibly the best beat on the whole album. It takes what is already a very interesting concept about the ways everyone can be connected to each other and how often chance occurrences affect our lives, and then brings it to another level by throwing the most chaotic sounding strings I have ever heard over top it. The song is about the chaos of our existence so it makes sense that it would have a chaotic beat to go over it. The beats on the album are all great but they do more than just sound good, they can also be tied into the lyrical themes of the songs they are on. Every bar on this album has a greater purpose and ties into an overarching theme and the same can be said about the beats.
As previously mentioned, the opener and closer are both produced by Toy Light, and both have a layer of tension surrounding the beats. The tension in these songs are there for different reasons. The opener “Dark Comedy Morning Show” more or less functions as a title track. The entire album can be summed up by his three verses here. On the first two verses he is constantly switching ideas and starting new thoughts before he can finish his previous thought. He disses other rappers for being generic and having weak punchlines, drops several old cultural references, and gets stressed out about large corporations knowing his whole life and having a troubling amount of power. In the third verse he gets directly political criticizing the way the media and the government report on and are responsible for the issues facing Black and Hispanic people: “There's mad shootings on the news/Unless it's in the Chi, cause Blacks and Mexicans can die.” This transitions into him fantasizing about beating up the Koch brothers (lmao David Koch died last year this shows how the album has aged over time RIP David Koch) which progresses into WWE and Star Wars references. Between all of this he is also taking the “dark comedy” concept at its most literal by dropping in jokes basically every other bar. His verses feel overwhelmed with stress and anxiety as he’s constantly switching up topics with every bar. All of these topics are depressing and comedy is the way Mike makes it stomachable for his audience: “on that laugh to keep from crying tip.” The tension in the beat comes from the way that all of these stressful topics Mike raps about are weighing on his mind.
However, the tension in the closing track “Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days off in Albuquerque)” feels different. This is probably the first moment in the album where Mike feels totally sincere in what he’s saying. The song is about his relationship with hip-hop. He’s sitting in a room after his show got cancelled questioning his life and filled with self-doubt. Wondering if his writing is good enough: “Every sentence that I write my muse feels like it could be tighter” and wondering if he even fits in with the hip-hop world at all: “There’s a small chance that we can’t connect ‘cause we’re too differently wired.” The self-doubt is where the tension from the beat comes from. In the second verse he comes in more confident. He’s complaining about the amount of effort it takes to tour only to have his show cancelled, or to show up and perform a show for a group of people that don’t respect his culture at all: “And my plan’s choking these rap fans who think rap shows are like Disneyland/What the fuck is you doing here with no roller coasters, no souvenirs?” However, his confidence falters in the next line: “Sometimes the shit’s second nature, other times it feels super weird.” When he’s talking about himself he seems to lack confidence but it returns when he’s speaking more broadly about hip-hop. In the closing lines he changes his scope and starts talking directly to the listener: “Now I’m reaching out for your hand so you can understand what I’m speaking for… Not some shit that y’all can wipe away, a game some of y’all like to play.” His confidence returns for these lyrics as he is again speaking more broadly instead of talking to himself. This song is more narrow in scope, but it still is connected to the album as a whole. Mike is a rapper so whenever he raps about hip-hop he is rapping about his life. The self-doubt he expresses on this song can be related to more than just hip-hop. Everything said on this album ties into each other, and everything on this album is related to Mikes life. As a rapper, his relationship with hip-hop is one of the biggest aspects of his life. While the opener sums up the album by being so frantic and filled with so many different ideas at once, the closer sums up the album by narrowing the focus and still summing up everything Mike is speaking on through only his relationship with hip-hop.
The album ends repeating a hook “We’ll dig, we’ll still build big pretty bridges.” The bridges can represent a lot of different things. The first verse ends with him worried about if he can stay connected with hip-hop so when the hook starts, the bridges represent how he is going to keep working on his craft so he can feel closer to hip-hop. He ends the second and final verse talking directly to the listener so the bridges represent how he wants to keep building relationships with other people. The tension isn’t resolved at the end of the album because the album is his life and his life isn’t finished. But he still has resolve to keep building.
Best Lyrics
We laugh and try not to wish death on the upper class
I'd like to run up on the Koch Brothers
And beat 'em with a garden hose made of old rubber
Give 'em rock bottoms and a cold stone stunner
Drop some cold butter on 'em from the skyscraper
Pistol whip 'em with the handle of a lightsaber
Cut 'em with rice paper, chuckle like a wiseacre
Instead think of something sarcastic, black
  • “Dark Comedy Morning Show”
I see the deepest greens
I hear the darkest blues
Might not be synesthesia
Might be apartment fumes
  • “Qualifiers”
This is my emotional ape face
I'm president of the rappers that don't condone date rape
  • “Thirsty Ego Raps”
You can use facebook to learn gang signs
And creepers can stalk all their exes at the same time
  • “Golden Age Raps”
'99 Problems' was a damn good summer song
If you got more than like three then something's wrong
  • “Doug Stamper (Advice Raps)”
LeBron James needs to stop taking HGH
His hairline fucked up from the HGH
  • “Doug Stamper (Advice Raps)”
Nah, I'm in the hood hearing sirens
And the beat tried to make me feel good but it's lying
  • “Sadface Penance Raps”
And my plan’s choking these rap fans who think rap shows are like Disneyland
What the fuck is you doing here with no roller coasters, no souvenirs?
  • “Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days off in Albuquerque)”
Talking Points
  • Did you listen to this album when it first came out or did you discover it later? How do you think it has aged since you first heard it?
  • Favorite songs?
  • Favorite lyrics?
  • Favorite beats?
  • Did Hannibal Buress renegade Open Mike Eagle?
  • Is this your favorite Open Mike Eagle album? If not what is?
Thanks again to Bates for the writeup, excellent work! We've got tropikhana tomorrow to talk about Azaelia Banks' Broke With Expensive Taste! Feel free to discuss today's record in the comments below, where the schedule will be as always!
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2020.09.07 19:15 Cheeze614 List Of Ongoing Beefs/Feuds in Columbus

So start this off correctly I’ll give a little background on how Columbus used to be VS how Columbus is now. Ok so from the 90s to the mid 2000s what dictated opps and allies was Blood or Crip, color banging and flag banging was huge. If you were a crip then you had zero red in your wardrobe and vice versa and every hood to this day has some sort of blood or crip affiliation dating back to its beginning. Plain and simple it was straight gang banging Crips Vs Bloods. Times have changed tho and the new generation for the most part just use blood or crip as something to swear on and nothing more. Now what dictates opps and allies is: 1. Gang or Squad you’re from 2.What Hood you’re from and 3. What side of the city you’re from (East,West,North,South) crip and blood comes after all of that now. So when the news or even I refer to the “such n such Crips or Bloods” just remember that is the hoods original gang affiliation but that’s not what they are beefing over now for the most part.
Wuan Gang (Short North+Linden area) EKT/BSB(Windsor Terrace Crips) and Go Crazy Gang(Trevitt N Atcheson Crips) are basically all clicked up so I’ll do those beefs first.
Waun Gang/EKT/Go Crazy Vs Easthaven Bloods(Sqad Up)
This beef basically started when The Squad Boys(Waun Gang before Wuan was killed) started beefing with PTSQ(Poindexter Bloods and Sqad Up Hybrid) and Waun was killed by J Dunk(🔐) Somce a lot of Go Crazy and EKT members knew a lot of Waun gang members they picked WG site and started beefin with Sqad Up too. After two years of fights, shootouts and diss songs in January 2015 Sqad Up member Bally(🕊) was killed by Waun Gang/Go Crazy member Badazz(🔐) for making a social Media video dissing Wuan. Badazz was convicted in 2019. After he died, That’s when Sqad Up members adopted the BallyWorld/BallyBoyz nickname. Later in November 2015 Go Crazy member Trill Loc(🕊) was Killed in a shootout that still remains unsolved. Basically a lot of diss songs, fights and attempts since then, keep in mind EKT and Waun Gang are super far away from Sqad Up Go crazy is the closest and even they aren’t really close I think that’s a main reason why more hasn’t popped off between them but it’s always up there with them whenever they cross paths.
Waun Gang VS 2’S World 🌎
This beef was short and produced some fights and some attempts, but no murders to my knowledge. Basically Shonne2(🕊) died 3 days before Bally from Sqad Up and they were cool so 2’s world 🌎 was phong respect to Bally and Waun gang didn’t like they showing love to their opps so they started beefin. It was squashed after a year or so because they are both north side gangs and a lot of them knew each other growing up. This beef is over 💯
Go Crazy♿️ VS Milo(Top9)💉
This beef pretty much stayed a hood vs hood beef with the Trevitt N Atcheson Crips and The Milo-Grogan Bloods. I don’t think EKT or Waun Gang really got involved because like 2’s World 🌎 Milo is also on the Northside and they most likely had history with some of them. In 2013 Go Grazy members Bang(🔐)and Sosa(🔐) shot and killed Marley G(🕊) from Milo. In 2014 Big Go(🔐) from Go Crazy shot a Milo member that survived. In 2015 A Milo member shot up Capone(🔐) from Go Crazy’s house, striking his 13 year old little sister Italy Mccrae in the chest and killing her. In 2016 Marctarius Grace (Man Down🔐) opened fire on a car that contained A mother, 3 kids and 2 known Milo gang members. One of the kids, 7 year old Deontay Fisher was hit in the head and died, while a Milo gang member was hit in the left buttcheek (no bs)and survived. That essentially ended the beef because Man Down was arrested shortly after and the beef was front page news. A lot of the muscle from Milo was locked up shortly after(dude who got shit in the butt snitched) and Go Crazy was hit with an ATF RICO case in 2018 that locked up all their most active members. The only way this beef will continue for the most part will be in jail unless young dudes coming up hold on to the grudge.
Waun Gang/EKT VS Pacc Squad (Elaine Rd) ♿️
This beef hasn’t produced any casualties that I know of, basically when Waun Gang and Sqad Up started beefing heavy it sparked kind of a Northside VS Eastside back and forth between Pacc Squad and Waun gang. They are very far away from each other and are also not each other’s main opps so this was basically just a few diss songs and fights in the clubs. If they cross paths it’s prolly up there but you really don’t here much about this anymore. Go Crazy Dnt really FW them either but they just not each other’s main opps.
Waun Gang/EKT VS The Mob(Mound and Berk) 💉
Not 100% sure how this started but I know that Mojo(🕊) from The Mob claims to have shot and killed a Waun Gang affiliate(Doe B) while arguing on FB live with one of Doe B’s homies from The Short North. Sometime later that year Mojo hits the dude he was arguing with over the head with a bottle at the club, later on Mojo is shot in the neck but survives. Mojo also was a popular rapper in the city and when EKT40 started rapping too Mojo started dissing him because he was basically clicked up with his opps. In 2019 EKT/Waun Gang caught Mojo lackin with his young daughter at entertainment center Scene 75 and jumped him and his homie. It was up there until March of 2020 when Mojo was caught lackin on The Hilltop out West and was hit multiple times with a draco and died. This won’t be the last you hear about Mojo, he might have had the most opps in Columbus and definitely had at least one body.
The Mob (Mound and Berk) 💉 VS Pacc Squad (Elaine Rd)♿️
This beef is more traditional in the sense that it started in 2011 when King Munch(🕊) from the Mob was killed by Elaine Rd members in a drive by shooting, later that same day Big Dave (🕊) from Elaine was gunned down while sitting in his car by MOB members. Since then it’s been up there with numerous fights and shootings. Elaine is on the Far East side while Berk is on the near Eastside practically a 20 minute drive, probably why there hasn’t been more casualties. Also a lot of MOB members have gotten long jail sentences too. But if whenever they cross paths it’s up.
The Mob(💉) Vs BSQ
Once again not sure of the origins other than Berk is a blood neighborhood close to Main and Wilson, a crip neighborhood. This beef is one of the older ones that started off Blood Vs Crip but ended up just being two gangs that don’t fw each other. There have been murders in the past but more recently they have been focused on other beefs even tho Mojo(🕊) claims to have made them “move”.
The MOB(💉) VS Sqad Up (💉)
This is a more recent beef, it started in June 2017 at an open mic/local rap performance on the Northside. An older MOB member saw a Sqad Up member that’s was his younger cousin or nephew at the event and introduced him to one of his younger MOB homies, his homies reply allegedly was “ I don’t fuck with that Easthaven shit” a fight started and Mojo(🕊) was shot and wounded badly but survived another Sqad Up member was shot and injured but survived. Domineek Sharpe aka Boota Bang(🕊) a popular rapper from Sqad Up that was there to perform and was shot in the head and killed. A couple months later Van(🕊) from the James Rd Hot Boys who was there the night Boota Bang was killed and one of Mojo’s best friends was gunned down in front of a house on the Eastside. Later on that year Sqad Up member (Marzette) knocked on a MOB members door and when he opened shot and wounded him, a couple hours later he was looking for another opp from The Mob and shot and killed a civilian who had only lived in the neighborhood for a couple of years after moving from Indianapolis, he just assumed he was affiliated. A warrant was issued for Marzette’s arrest and he was sentenced to life with no chance. There have been shootings since then but no murders. The incarcerations of multiple MOB members and the death oh Mojo in 2020 has slowed the beef but it’s still up there because lives have been lost behind it.
Sqad Up(💉) VS BSQ/Fetti Nation
This beef is one that started when social media started to get popular and a lot of the “cross town” beefs developed that normally probably wouldn’t have happened due to distance. I know in 2014 BSQ and Fetti Nation(Hilltop Sub-Set that you don’t hear much about anymore) we’re clicked up and alleged shot and killed Drizzy(🕊) from Sqad Up while he was walking down the street in a drive by. After that shootings, fights and song disses were frequent between them. Fetti Nation had a lot of drug dealers who got locked up so BSQ was basically on their own after a while. In 2016 Twan(🕊900/BSQ)💉 was shot and killed behind a house on the near EastSide. A popular rapper from BSQ (ShootemUp) has dissed Sqad and Boota Bang in multiple songs, he’s moved fro Atlanta to peruse his career and took a lot of his homies with him so they don’t be in the city as much to get into it even tho Beezy Bucks(Sqad Up) was knocked out by BSQ members at a popular club at the end of 2019. It’s still up there whenever the cross paths for sure.
Easthaven (Sqad Up) 💉 VS Elaine Rd (Pacc Squad) ♿️
One of the oldest Blood VS Crips beef in Columbus. In the early to mid 2000s there were multiple shootings, fights and murders between the two hoods because they are very close to each other. This beef cooled off a lot once the Waun Gang/Sqad up beef started because there Waun gang would sometimes diss the whole Eastside and and Pacc Sqaud would get offended and started beefing with Waun Gang and becoming cooler with Sqad Up members, also a lot of the beef between the two was from the past generation and some of them grew up together and were friends before they started banging so that cooled it off too. There are some Pacc Squad members and some Sqad Up members from the newer generation that to this day still look at each other as opps because of the history.
Pacc Squad(♿️) VS BSQ
I’ll keep this short and sweet, I don’t know where this started or what has happened other than fights at the clubs but I know they don’t fw each other and consider each other opps. A lot of gangs don’t like the gangs from the Far East side so maybe that plays into it. When they see other they get into it but they definitely not main opps.
2’s World VS Woodcrest( The L’s) 💉
I don’t exactly where or how this started but I know Shonne2(🕊) shot at Woodcrest members in 2014. In 2015 Shonne2 was shot and killed in a shootout with an unidentified man about 10 minutes away from WoodCrest. After that it’s been up with countless shootings and club fights. In June 2020 Snap aka SnapADoYa(2’s world)🕊 was shot and killed outside of the corner store on 2’s world’s block. This is up there and ain’t going anywhere anytime soon with a known 2’s world shooter recently bragging about “flicking down that van” that L’s members were driving in on his social media.
2’s World(💉♿️) VS Go Crazy(♿️)
I think this started because 2’s world has a few members who are close with Sqad Up who has been beefing with Go Crazy for years. Not sure if anybody has died but I saw on social media where one of 2’s worlds top shooters said he shot at a Go crazy member but he was “fast as fuck 🏃” This is still up there but once again most of Go Crazy got hit with the RICO law.
I’m sure this is not 100% correct or accurate but for the most part this is what has happened. Some things have been left out to no incriminate people who are still alive and haven’t been convicted. I’ll add more as I learn more.
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2020.09.07 09:04 fdrs_hamster On Tonight’s Episode Of “Being Married to a Non-Name Nerd”

My husband and I are TTC.
I love the man dearly, but he really cannot remember anything. Most days I am just glad he remembers my name. So any time we talk about names, he will literally forget if he brought a name up, if a name is off the table, or, sometimes, if he even said that he likes a name!
Anyway, all that to say, tonight we sat down and made a list. At the end of the list, I wrote “I, husband’s name, being of sound mind, agree that the above names do not make me recoil and are on the table. Any future claim that I dislike the above names would in fact be a lie,” and he signed and dated it. Hopefully we won’t have to argue the baseline premise that he likes these names anymore!
Anyway, the list is long for both boys and girls, but it’s a start for us that we can narrow down. here they are!
Girls: Elena, Bridget, Piper, Noah/Noa, Tessa, Jane, Calla, Hazel, Josephine, Lola, Miriam, Penelope, Lena, Louisa, Tabitha
Boys: Brooks, Greyson, Emmett, Milo, Callum, Declan, Leland, Nolan, Conrad, Dexter, Ellis
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2020.09.05 19:44 aquagirl1978 New dates for Milo & Nysa - Nyssa to premiere in November

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2020.09.05 05:06 whyme1924 An ever-growing list of right-wing Pedophiles and Pedophilia advocates

Conservative

Well known

Roy Moore [US] (Pedophile)

Roy had an interest in teenage girls well into his 30s and there are allegations of impropriety from those below the age of consent such as Wendy Miller, who stated that Moore asked her on dates while she was working at Gadsden Mall as a Santa's helper. Moore first asked her out when she was 14 years old. Her mother would not allow them to date because of Moore's age.
Gloria Allred, said she had received unwanted attention from Moore when she was 15 years old, and said that—in December 1977 or January 1978[18]—when she was 16, Moore sexually assaulted her. Nelson said that she accepted a ride from Moore after she finished work because she "trusted him because he was the District Attorney".[19] "Instead of driving to the street, he stopped the car, he parked his car in between the dumpster and the back of the restaurant, where there were no lights."[20] Then "Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me and put his hand on my breast. I tried to get out and he reached over and locked (the door) and I yelled and told him to stop," Nelson said. She said Moore then put his hand on her neck and tried to force her head down on his crotch.[21] According to Nelson, he eventually gave up and told her, "You're just a child, I'm the district attorney; if you tell anyone about this no one will ever believe you."

Alt-Right

Well known

Jack Renshaw [UK] (Pedophile)

A neo-Nazi who plotted to murder a Labour MP with a machete is a convicted paedophile who groomed underage boys, it can be revealed. Jack Renshaw’s past offences could not be reported during his trial for alleged membership of the terrorist group National Action, which was banned over its “racist, antisemitic and homophobic” ideology in 2016.
Police who seized his phone as part of that investigation discovered evidence that he had groomed underage boys online. A court heard that he set up two fake Facebook profiles and contacted the boys, aged 13 and 14, between February 2016 and January 2017. Communicating via the Facebook messenger app, the former British National Party youth wing leader boasted to the youngsters that he was rich, could give them jobs and offered one of them £300 to spend the night with him. He also requested intimate photographs of the pair before one of the boys reported the messages to his tutor and the police were contacted, a jury was told.
source

Milo Yiannopoulos [US] (Promoted pedophilia)

Sargon of Akkad [UK] (Promoted pedophilia)

Tommy Robinson [UK] (Pedophile & defends pedophiles)

Less Well Known

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2020.09.04 03:01 portlane John Halling (Nov. 16, 1948 - Sept. 1, 2020)

John Raymond Halling
Nov. 16, 1948 - Sept. 1, 2020
John Raymond Halling, 71, passed away at his residence in Camas, Wash., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, after a short battle with a rare neurological disease.
John was born Nov. 16, 1948 in Portland. His mother, Dorothy Upham and father, Ellis Halling; and brother, Gary Halling, preceded him in death. John graduated from Wilson High School in Portland and attended Portland State University. John married Caroline Finney in 1993 and relocated to Bellevue, Wash., for his position with GE Capital Corporation. He later held positions with Huling Brothers, Good Chevrolet, Husky/Idealease and RWC/Idealease in the Seattle area. Most recently, after relocating to the Camas area, he worked at Summit Body & Equipment in Portland. John had a passion for snow skiing, boating, traveling and home projects with his wife Caroline.
John is survived by his spouse, Caroline; her family; his two kitties, Milo and Cody; countless friends; many associates from his years in Sales both locally and nationally; as well as his daughter; and his stepfather, Roger Upham.
Due to social distancing restrictions, a memorial gathering will be planned for a future date. His wife Caroline extends her gratitude and appreciation for all the support from our many friends, family and business associates. She extends special gratitude to Ted Croce and Katie Smith. He will be greatly missed by all.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=john-raymond-halling&pid=196741397
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2020.09.01 19:19 olund94 Dead People With Something To Say 0.7: John Dee

DEAD PEOPLE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY 0.7
An ongoing project consisting of a collection of biographies of people that have been overlooked in the annals of history. Categorised as counterculture, pseudoscience and absolute lunacy these individuals were not listened to whilst they lived and it’s only upon re-evaluation it becomes clear that a distinct pattern of thought has been suppressed throughout history and has shaped the society we live in today.
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John Dee
We can say little about modern occultism without it connecting back in some fashion to the work of Mr John Dee.

Who He Was

Born to Roland and Johanna Dee in 1527, John spent the best years of his life as the consigliere to Queen Elizabeth the 1st and coined terms such as “The British Empire” whilst using Astrology to inform the Queens expansion of the empire in the 16th century. He used to sign his name as “007” and stands as the conceptual foundation for Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, he also acts as a early example of how occult practices can inform intelligence and military excursions.
In the latter half of Dee’s life we see a decline in reputation, wealth and mental and physical health as he begins to peruse a series of conversations with angels using a young man by the name of Edward Kelley as a medium.
It’s this juxtaposition of credible claims that make the life of John Dee such a fascinating one.
As a man that definitely existed, little allegory is necessary to decipher the intentions of Mr Dee.
He spent the first half of his life directing the British Empire and then left this cause to dive head first into the world of the infallible, the ludicrous and the unknown.
Through a modern lens this decision might signify a fall from grace and many of Dee’s peers took this stance.
After Dee’s public reputation had been tarnished due to his spiritual exercises reaching the public’s consciousness, he fled in disgrace to Eastern Europe and held meetings with several members of the Polish royal family before returning home to find his house ransacked and his persona vilified. Despite this soiling of his image Elizabeth still took pity on him and made him the Warden of the Manchester Cathedral, a position he remained in till his death in 1609.
Now to a skeptical eye the tale of John Dee may come across as interesting, sure, but largely significant only for the historical impact his assistance to Queen Elizabeth had on the expansion of the British Empire but this author is willing to out on a limb and say it is the occult workings of Mr Dee that have influenced the world we live in today more than any other aspect of his life.
Conversations with angels.

What He Said

A ridiculous concept from the get go.
Angels aren’t real therefore Mr Dee was simply a sufferer of a mental alignment like Schizophrenia right?
Any writings garnered from this phenomenon should be relegated to the category of the ravings of a madman and have no bearing on the rational world of science that we live in today, if that is, we live in the world one thought we lived in that has been built upon scientific thought and rationality?
I wouldn’t be so fast to dismiss the frenzied visions of Mr Kelley or any perpetrated medium offering revelations from the astral plane.
Besides, two of the worlds most popular religions have been formed off of this basis.
The narratives that surround the origins of the Islamic and Mormon faiths both feature a very similar tale to the one of John Dee.
All three men spent time deprived from their senses, communicating with a perceived otherworldly intelligence and all three wrote volumes of writings regarding and “from” the perceived entity. Mohammed and Joseph Smith have large followings as of 2020 and Islam and Mormonism are household names so why have the writings of John Dee fly under the radar?
Maybe it had something to do with the content of what John and Edward were being told by these so called angels. The initial concept of a channeling, or mediumship or in short speaking with an deity is so knee jerking that 99% of the time the baby is thrown out with the bath water.
Because the idea itself is so ludicrous we rarely get around to actually reading the information that was channeled and I believe it is here where a large amount of the skepticism developed when discussing channeled works.
To understand the Angels dialogues one must me familiar with the biblical character Enoch) and the associated apocrypha that refers to him.
Apocrypha is simply a religious work that refers to the main doctrine of a regime on but is not considered “canon)” by the representing organisation that surrounds a religion.
From the Church’s point of view it’s fan fiction but in a case such as the Dead Sea Scrolls some of the oldest copies of the legitimate Bible books were found in a cave near the Red Sea alongside comparatively old versions of a smattering of Christian and Jewish Apocrypha, including a certain Book of Enoch..
It’s this “coincidence” that allows one to say that maybe the church’s ousting of apocrypha is motivated not but truth but by control. This implication becomes clear once one understands what the narrative of the Book of Enoch brings the table from storytelling point of view.
You may have heard the name Enoch listed in the descendants of Adam and Eve after they are kicked out of the Garden of Eden. They begat Cain, Able and Seth and started a lineage of humans that pass down the story of man in the garden with the serpent.
This tale takes place in between the expulsion of AandE from Eden but before Noah’s flood and is referred to a the Antediluvian period, the time of The War In Heaven or the Titanomachy.
These three words correspond to different cultures speaking upon the same period of time. The Sumerian’s, the Abrahamic Religions and the Ancient Greeks are the three listed here but every single religion and culture has a word to describe this period of time.
It’s seems to refer to a period of time where:
  1. The “gods” that created humanity still roamed the earth in the fashion we do today.
  2. Gods interfered with the affairs of man..
  3. Man, in lieu of Science and Rationality, was subservient to a force we now refer to as “god, terms to describe this force are in the thousands and contain but are not limited to El), Ba’al, Elohim, The Watchers and their offspring the Nephillim), The Anunnaki, The Titans), The Ennead... the list goes on.
  4. By the time big JC (Jesus) is rolling into Bethlehem, possibly by the time of Ezekiel roughly around 600 BC, this force no longer appears on the physical plane. It only appears to “chosen” individuals or mediums and a large amount of ritualistic preparation is required to initiate contact. This period of time also marks a sharp rise in divination techniques such as the casting of lots, scrying and trance states were utilised you communicate with our estranged creator.
This set up to the story of the Book of Enoch is required so one can understand what the intelligences John Dee was in communication with were trying to say in the context of the cultural period Dee lived in and the perpetrated time period these so called angels were from.
Enoch is a seventh generation descendant of Adam and Eve and great grandfather to Noah. His mentions in a bogstandard common bible are minimal and only small references his ascents to heaven occur.
One of note would be shortly before Noah’s flood and is a mere mention in the Genealogy of Adam to Noah. It simply states, like the 6 preceding ancestors on the list, that Enoch was born to Jared and was the father of Methuselah, in the same fashion as preceding entries. Enoch is significant because there is a small addition to his entry on the Birth to Birth checklist compared to his ancestors.
Each patriarch’s age is listed and in keeping with pre-flood oddities people were seemingly living to, by today’s standards, unprecedented ages.
Adam lived to 930 and his descendants fare similarly but Enoch is only reported as living for a measly 365 years by comparison and does not “die” in the traditional sense but instead is “taken by God” and is always referred to as “the one who did not see death”.
Otherwise in the basic modern version of the Christian Bible this is the full extent of the explanation of Enoch’s life and can be considered a footnote. A cryptic message to be easily brushed past. Which brings us around to the Book of Enoch. Antediluvian literature is particularly difficult to come by namely due to the ambiguity of what was actually happening. Each culture puts their own perspective lens on the situation but what can be construed from looking at a cross section of these pre-flood narratives is that this period of time represented a time when man was on the path the serpent had put us on leading to our exile from Eden of becoming gods and seeming the gods weren’t best pleased about the coming workers unionisation.
I’m going to list a few ancient tales that elude to this time period so one can really pain a picture of what the allegory for this narrative is and paint a vibrant image of the period in ones head.
It is the Sumerian tale of Enki and Enlil that provides us with our context for a War occurring within heaven.
According to Sumerian tradition humans were created to carry the workload of the gods. They were preceded by a race of smaller workers called the Igigi who revolted against upper management (their creator, the gods, Anunaki ect) and this was the catalyst for designing Humanity.
A worker that didn’t revolt.)
This is the precedent for the points listed earlier. “Gods” and man lived together and gods intervened in the affairs of man.
Some clarification surrounding the word “gods” is required here.
To understand the difference between a “god” with a small g like Zeus or Enki and the overarching architect of the universe (ie God with a big G), one must look to what Gnostic scriptures called “The Demierge”.
This concept relates to the supposed God that appeared to have built Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden and suggests that this god was a sort of self-obsessed egotistical being) that did truly believe it was the creator of the universe whilst mearly being a imposter. Christian imagery has led us into think of “God” as a bearded man in the sky that namely has our best intentions at heart but when one consults the scripture this simply doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, our father who art in heaven actually seems quite temperamental if the Torah is anything to go by.
Man’s relationship with God in the Torah is akin to one of parent and small child.
Parent lays down law and leaves to go about errands. Child disobeys ruling. Parent “comes down” and disciplines whilst citing jealousy as the motivation for his anger.
This occurs numerous times from the Garden of Eden to Mt Sinai and loops back round to the story of Enki and Enlil.
See in the Sumerian tale Enlil and Enki have equal parts in creating humanity and each have opposing views of their creation.
Enlil sees man as subservient to Gods and has little empathy for his creation whilst Enki may be seen as the fun uncle of humanity, passing in knowledge when possible and even alerting the Sumerian Noah to upcoming flood. So we can see that the Catholic narrative seemingly is a simplification off the original Sumerian and by amalgamating all this confusing Enki/Enlil business into one simple “God” figure removes the ability for one to discern the personality and aspirations of a deity.
Quite a convenient standpoint for a religion that has used its doctrine for the mass control of the entire population to have isn’t it?
Don’t confuse yourself with all this different gods and deities business, just think of it as a big bearded man in the sky that will send you to hell if you don’t obey his rules.
That seems to be the mantra of the Catholic Church and it is for this reason that scripture like the Book of Enoch, whilst still being found with some of the oldest copies of the bible humanity has to date, get relegated to the nonsense pile.
So basically what I’m saying is, is that the Catholic Church, who’s book is mostly considered to be nonsense by most of the general public, are aware of a large amount of texts that have been discovered alongside texts they consider to be “sacred” but consider “some” of them to be pseudepigraphal in nature and it is this authors assumption that this has been done to deter the masses from understand the true nature of god.
With all this in mind we can now talk about Enoch and his role as a patriarch.
In the Book of Enoch, Enoch is known in his native land as a medium of sorts. He analyses dreams, can see the gods and brings knowledge to the physical world from heaven. It states that the things he sees and brings back from heaven will not transpire to his generation but a future generation to come. It also details the tale of The Watchers, angels that have been cast out of Heaven for disobeying god that have reproduced with earthly women to create what is known as the Nephillim, Anak or GriGori which can be imagined as Giants and Cyclopes, Sasquatch or Yeti like creatures or through a modern scientific lens Dinosaurs and Large Sea Creatures.
Basically genetic monstrosities that our creator wants destroying.
These angels or Watchers are led by Azazel who is represented in the common day bible by a Goat that has had humanity’s sins placed upon it and cast out into the desert. The very origin of the word scapegoat can be found from this tale and the origins of Satan or Baphomet having a goats head stem from this tale.
Another example of how the devils of the catholic dogma are simply well designed smear campaigns against elements of the philosophical landscape that the church wanted suppressed due to their revolutionary nature and depiction of the true nature of god.
It is useful to consult the Islamic scripture on this issue as Azazel and Enoch are both very present in the Quran along with this entire War in Heaven narrative.
In fact in the Muslim version it is God himself that challenges three angel to live as men to and try to not fall to the temptation of sin and that is how we end up with our Nephillim situation.
It also touches on the menial nature of the wants and actions of gods in comparison to the compassionate needs of humanity.
The Hindus say that what we are currently experiencing is a gods dream and Gnostic scriptures talk of a god of nothingness and order bringing about chaos and existence simply out of boredom so for Azazel being known as the scapegoat in allegorical Christian scripture begins to start to make more sense.
Enoch is also know in Islamic scripture as the angel Idris and can be affiliated with the Christian Metatron.
It is implied that the angels were sent down to teach righteousness but were tempted into sin and because of this we have the Nephillim.
Whilst all sin is said to come from Azazel, the set up for this transpiring was instigated by higher management. Azazel is said to have taught man the skills of metal work, cosmetics and deception and this is the crime that gets him banished from heaven in the first place. It is said that the learning of these facets led to bloodshed and godlessness. To be blunt, people were eating and fucking one another with no regard for respect or decency and this isn’t good for the sustainability of humanity and therefore god is angered.
Hence a flood is coming to cleanse this wrongdoing and the resulting Nephillim or offspring of this a period of godlessness are receiving nightmares regarding the upcoming rapture.
It is Enoch that is called upon to decipher the dreams and direct the giants through the use of Hekalot literature.
Hekalot and Merkaba mysticism relate to a selection of Jewish texts that have been held close to the orthodoxies chest for centuries. Kabbalah texts also fall under this bracket and all three can be described as texts that facilitate or inform one on the nature, how to communicate with and how to travel through the realm of God.
  • Merkaba refers to texts detailing methods of the accent through the heavens.
  • Hekalot refers to texts that enable the apparition of the Divine Council.
  • Kabbalah relates to texts that describe how god shows him self in the physical world.
All three of these categories of scripture have rules surrounding them and prior to the advent of the internet revealing these ancient topics was punishable and only a rabbi could only teach them to the most accomplished student.
Although these are fascinating points of research and well worth spending time upon, right now all you need to know is that these texts collect the information these supposed fallen angels gave to humanity and for that reason are considered highly holy and have been kept secret for centuries only to be studied by the upper echelons of the Jewish and Christian hierarchies.
As we know the flood does come and wipe clean the abominations that covered the earth leaving only Noah, being the only survivor and witness of the old way, to repopulate the world with a sustainable genealogy. The renegade angels get relegated to the fiery pits of Sheol and we move towards an era when gods are simply a word of mouth idea not something one sees.
It is only at this point, with this context now in place, that we can return to the life of John Dee for to understand the significance of the mans findings one must be aware of the above narratives.
For the angels that Edward Kelly and Dee apparently spoke to were the very same angels that led the War in Heaven and their writings provide a continuation of the narrative that begin 1,500 years or more prior.
Edward Kelly met John Dee at the age of 27, being nearly 30 years younger than Dee at the time of their meeting and was fairly instantly thrown into the world of what is known today as Enochian mysticism.
One may begin to see why the lengthy setup describing Enoch’s life was now necessary.
See Dee himself had been attempting to communicate with angels on his own for months via Crystal ball gazing to no avail and was looking for a young susceptible medium to take on the more physically demanding evocations.
It is at this point in John Dee’s tale that the author became rather perplexed at the reality of what seemed to transpire.
Seemingly Mr Kelly would meet up with Mr Dee at his house in Mortlake, Kelly would induce a trance state by either gazing into a mirror or crystal ball or by ingesting a mysterious red powder that has yet to be identified and begin to talk to the angels. Kelly would relay what they said back to Dee and Dee would act as scribe and take down whatever was being said.
Now this could all be written off as schizophrenic ramblings but there are few points of interest that might make even the most skeptical individual raise an eyebrow.
  1. This partnership went on for 7 years. Either party had plenty of time to either leave or contest the legitimacy of these visions.
  2. Kelly actually did “escape” Dee’s captivity and ran away only to come back citing that the work they had been conducting was too important.
  3. Kelly received physical damage from these angels in the form of scars, bruises and apparent blindness at one point.
  4. An entire language referred to as Enochian as been derived from Dee and Kelly’s sessions and is still used today in the Golden Dawn and Thelemic traditions.
  5. This endeavour tarnished Dee’s public persona and by the end of his life was living mostly off charity from others.
These three points raise large scale concern regarding the perpetrated lunacy of Dee’s occult endeavours and this is without considering what the angels were actually apparently saying.
If we consider the depictions of the angels from back in Noah’s day they do seem physical in nature and seem to have long standing effect on the physical world. Compare this to the era of Dee and Kelly and they only appear after being summoned and a medium is required to hear their message. Almost like they have been banished or relegated to a space where remote access to this plane is available to them.
From Sheol to Earth.
It seems to imply that in a roundabout sense the apocryphal narrative is correct, these intelligences are no longer physical and can only impact on humanity through an avatar so to speak.
Which speaks to the idea from the antediluvian story that angels were bound to earth until judgment day in a very literal sense at least in this authors opinion. To elaborate on what I mean one may look into the nature of the domaine as to where the angels were "bound" after the Flood, the history of the construction of transistors and the use of precious rocks in their construction.
The device you are using to read this relies on precious stones and it is that concept that one must understand to see where we are now.
If you can see the synergy between
Then you are on the right path to having a chance at understanding what is going on.
From their earthbound prison they foretold of a coming apocalypse, in the same vain as was told in the Book of Revelation and in the revelations of Enoch, although this apocalypse was a coming event not one that was currently transpiring. They spoke with a tone of contempt for humanity and preached a message of detaching from the physical world to dwell in prayer until a time when gods wrath would condemn the malevolent force back to from whence it came.
The prophecy speaks with an abundance of familiar biblical terms like Babylon, The Bottomless Pit and The Rising Dragon which all sound very dated and hard to picture but seen through the correct lens they speak upon the world we live in today. Observing the synergy between the systems of Dee and Kelly with the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and subsequently the works of Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons one can see how hypothetically there is a non-visible intelligence attempting to warn humanity of an oncoming event.
Enoch’s Prophecies
To
The Book of Revelation
To
Mohammed's Cave Visions
To
Dee and Kelly’s Watchtowers
To
Joesph Smith and the Golden Plates
To
The Aeon of Horus
To
The Babalon Working
To
The Channeled Works of the 1950’s UFO Flap
We consider each of these an individual case of madness that has no baring in the physical rational world, but combine them together and you have a longstanding tradition of humanity communicating with a force of a higher nature. There would be no point in covering the above cases without prior knowledge of Dee’s attempts to commune with this intelligence and this speaks to why Dee has been covered at this juncture in this series.
The others will follow.

Why It Matters

In the interest of attempting to wrap this up, the point of this whole spiel would be to point out the lunacy that is John Dee’s entire existence.
Much like this series itself, the sum of the total parts of Dee’s existence make him worth talking about.
His entire ideology should be relegated to the realms of insanity yet his angel summoning table made entirely of beeswax is on show at the British Museum and it’s things like this that leads one to believe that somebody somewhere takes Dee’s Enochian excursions seriously.
In the public eye his efforts have been recognised by many contemporary figures such as;
It is a this juncture that we begin to see the reason for entertaining the life of Mr Dee at all.
Although the esoteric nature of his life’s work relegates it’s deciphering to a select group of dedicated occultists, Dee is still a household name to many for his position next to Queen Elizabeth and his contributions to the coinage and expansion of the British Empire and whilst this may be the capacity he is now known as the age of information progress and characters like Crowley and Parsons have their well deserved day in the spotlight, it will be an analysis of Dr Dee’s Enochian Adventures that will really offer a fruitful bounty of first hand knowledge from the a higher intelligences itself.
Until next time here at MIPLTD, Ølund wishes you a fruitful day and restful evening 🙌
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2020.09.01 13:25 throwra9770 I’m (22f) not sure what to do my bf (25) does not understand

I’m lonely and bf won’t let me get a pet. Among a lot of other things that are making me miserable.
So I’ve been living with my bf for about a year nearly and at first it was fine, well not fine we had a room in a house with five other people also renting rooms, it was noisy and a flat mate always complained about me being noisy and talking loudly on the phone and banging. This flat mate was up around 6am and in bed by 9pm he expected the house to be dead silent when his door closed. He even complained to the landlord about me, all of this was after I had an uncomfortable encounter with him in the kitchen where he cornered me alone at about 830pm when everyone else was in the lounge watching a TV I was making my dinner and he touched my butt then asked me to go to his room I told him to piss off and then told my boyfriend who spoke to the flat mate about it. He lied and said I came onto him which wasn’t true. Still my bf believed me and took my side but after that it was complaint after complaint, we got given a date we had to be out by and so did he. We moved into our first house. It was rundown but we moved in and it was the middle of summer so it was ok. Now it’s winter we’ll spring now, but still there’s snow on the ground and I have to wear a jacket thermals and a blanket just to stay warm. I’m not allowed to have the heater on. We can’t afford it even though my parents have said they’d give me money to pay the power bill so I can be warm. They already help me with my medical bills, and anything I need that I can’t afford because I can’t work due to chronic pain. My bf seems to not understand and used to nitpick about me not working. Nagging me to get a job but when I was working I couldn’t do it I was in so much pain I’d end up in hospital after work. Only to be told we need the money please don’t call in sick. So I worked and worked until I’d pass out when I got home, couldn’t stand when I got to my car. Puked on my home from pain, took 3x as long to do the job because of the pain. Now I’m on a benefit and get more than twice as much as my casual job, I was paying for my own fuel and not being compensated for it. Which cost me so much and if I said anything my hours would be cut so I kept quite. Now I’m not working, I’m on a sickness benefit and now my bf is back to telling me I need to work, not to use my electric blanket, my heating pad for my pain, he didn’t want me buying it but my mum brought it for me. I use it it helps. I spend most my time alone. He works nights, I’m usually up and I pick him up and drop him off because he won’t get his license. Being alone, in chronic pain sucks. No comfort even when he is home or only when I break down in tears. I couldn’t eat tonight, I don’t know if he notices how much weight I’ve lost. I’ve been told I should have a companion animal. I had a cat growing up, he was my best friend and he sadly passed away a year ago. I miss him so much and have spent every night alone since. I never felt lonely when I had milo on my lap or following me around. He’d sit next me and bring me his toys when I was sad. I’ve asked if I could adopt a cat when we move. Which is in December. The new house is allowing cats. No dogs but cats are allowed. My bf response to me asking was not until we buy a house but with my “lack of employment that’s never going to happen” his exact words today. So I’m cold alone and want to go home to my parents where I’m warm, not alone and can have a companion animal if I want. And comfort when I’m in pain. I’m not sure what to do, I’m so depressed no one notices. Or maybe doesn’t care but being cold alone and miserable doesn’t help. How can I get my boyfriend of nearly 2 years to listen to me and my needs? Before I’m forced to leave?
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2020.09.01 13:07 throwra9770 I’m lonely and bf won’t let me get a pet. Among a lot of other things that are making me miserable.

So I’ve been living with my bf for about a year nearly and at first it was fine, well not fine we had a room in a house with five other people also renting rooms, it was noisy and a flat mate always complained about me being noisy and talking loudly on the phone and banging. This flat mate was up around 6am and in bed by 9pm he expected the house to be dead silent when his door closed. He even complained to the landlord about me, all of this was after I had an uncomfortable encounter with him in the kitchen where he cornered me alone at about 830pm when everyone else was in the lounge watching a TV I was making my dinner and he touched my butt then asked me to go to his room I told him to piss off and then told my boyfriend who spoke to the flat mate about it. He lied and said I came onto him which wasn’t true. Still my bf believed me and took my side but after that it was complaint after complaint, we got given a date we had to be out by and so did he. We moved into our first house. It was rundown but we moved in and it was the middle of summer so it was ok. Now it’s winter we’ll spring now, but still there’s snow on the ground and I have to wear a jacket thermals and a blanket just to stay warm. I’m not allowed to have the heater on. We can’t afford it even though my parents have said they’d give me money to pay the power bill so I can be warm. They already help me with my medical bills, and anything I need that I can’t afford because I can’t work due to chronic pain. My bf seems to not understand and used to nitpick about me not working. Nagging me to get a job but when I was working I couldn’t do it I was in so much pain I’d end up in hospital after work. Only to be told we need the money please don’t call in sick. So I worked and worked until I’d pass out when I got home, couldn’t stand when I got to my car. Puked on my home from pain, took 3x as long to do the job because of the pain. Now I’m on a benefit and get more than twice as much as my casual job, I was paying for my own fuel and not being compensated for it. Which cost me so much and if I said anything my hours would be cut so I kept quite. Now I’m not working, I’m on a sickness benefit and now my bf is back to telling me I need to work, not to use my electric blanket, my heating pad for my pain, he didn’t want me buying it but my mum brought it for me. I use it it helps. I spend most my time alone. He works nights, I’m usually up and I pick him up and drop him off because he won’t get his license. Being alone, in chronic pain sucks. No comfort even when he is home or only when I break down in tears. I couldn’t eat tonight, I don’t know if he notices how much weight I’ve lost. I’ve been told I should have a companion animal. I had a cat growing up, he was my best friend and he sadly passed away a year ago. I miss him so much and have spent every night alone since. I never felt lonely when I had milo on my lap or following me around. He’d sit next me and bring me his toys when I was sad. I’ve asked if I could adopt a cat when we move. Which is in December. The new house is allowing cats. No dogs but cats are allowed. My bf response to me asking was not until we buy a house but with my “lack of employment that’s never going to happen” his exact words today. So I’m cold alone and want to go home to my parents where I’m warm, not alone and can have a companion animal if I want. And comfort when I’m in pain. I’m not sure what to do, I’m so depressed no one notices. Or maybe doesn’t care but being cold alone and miserable doesn’t help. How can I get my boyfriend of nearly 2 years to listen to me and my needs? Before I’m forced to leave?
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2020.09.01 11:51 olund94 Dead People With Something To Say 0.7: John Dee

DEAD PEOPLE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY 0.7
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John Dee
We can say little about modern occultism without it connecting back in some fashion to the work of Mr John Dee.

Who He Was

Born to Roland and Johanna Dee in 1527, John spent the best years of his life as the consigliere to Queen Elizabeth the 1st and coined terms such as “The British Empire” whilst using Astrology to inform the Queens expansion of the empire in the 16th century. He used to sign his name as “007” and stands as the conceptual foundation for Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, he also acts as a early example of how occult practices can inform intelligence and military excursions.
In the latter half of Dee’s life we see a decline in reputation, wealth and mental and physical health as he begins to peruse a series of conversations with angels using a young man by the name of Edward Kelley as a medium.
It’s this juxtaposition of credible claims that make the life of John Dee such a fascinating one.
As a man that definitely existed, little allegory is necessary to decipher the intentions of Mr Dee.
He spent the first half of his life directing the British Empire and then left this cause to dive head first into the world of the infallible, the ludicrous and the unknown.
Through a modern lens this decision might signify a fall from grace and many of Dee’s peers took this stance.
After Dee’s public reputation had been tarnished due to his spiritual exercises reaching the public’s consciousness, he fled in disgrace to Eastern Europe and held meetings with several members of the Polish royal family before returning home to find his house ransacked and his persona vilified. Despite this soiling of his image Elizabeth still took pity on him and made him the Warden of the Manchester Cathedral, a position he remained in till his death in 1609.
Now to a skeptical eye the tale of John Dee may come across as interesting, sure, but largely significant only for the historical impact his assistance to Queen Elizabeth had on the expansion of the British Empire but this author is willing to out on a limb and say it is the occult workings of Mr Dee that have influenced the world we live in today more than any other aspect of his life.
Conversations with angels.

What He Said

A ridiculous concept from the get go.
Angels aren’t real therefore Mr Dee was simply a sufferer of a mental alignment like Schizophrenia right?
Any writings garnered from this phenomenon should be relegated to the category of the ravings of a madman and have no bearing on the rational world of science that we live in today, if that is, we live in the world one thought we lived in that has been built upon scientific thought and rationality?
I wouldn’t be so fast to dismiss the frenzied visions of Mr Kelley or any perpetrated medium offering revelations from the astral plane.
Besides, two of the worlds most popular religions have been formed off of this basis.
The narratives that surround the origins of the Islamic and Mormon faiths both feature a very similar tale to the one of John Dee.
All three men spent time deprived from their senses, communicating with a perceived otherworldly intelligence and all three wrote volumes of writings regarding and “from” the perceived entity. Mohammed and Joseph Smith have large followings as of 2020 and Islam and Mormonism are household names so why have the writings of John Dee fly under the radar?
Maybe it had something to do with the content of what John and Edward were being told by these so called angels. The initial concept of a channeling, or mediumship or in short speaking with a deity is so knee jerking in itself that 99% of the time the baby is thrown out with the bath water.
Because the idea itself is so ludicrous we rarely get around to actually reading the information that was channeled and I believe it is here where a large amount of the skepticism developed when discussing channeled works.
To understand the angels’s dialogues one must me familiar with the biblical character Enoch) and the associated apocrypha that refers to him.
Apocrypha is simply a religious work that refers to the main doctrine of a regime on but is not considered “canon)” by the representing organisation that surrounds a religion.
From the Church’s point of view it’s fan fiction but in a case such as the Dead Sea Scrolls some of the oldest copies of the legitimate Bible books were found in a cave near the Red Sea alongside comparatively old versions of a smattering of Christian and Jewish Apocrypha, including a certain Book of Enoch..
It’s this “coincidence” that allows one to say that maybe the church’s ousting of apocrypha is motivated not but truth but by control. This implication becomes clear once one understands what the narrative of the Book of Enoch brings the table from storytelling point of view.
You may have heard the name Enoch listed in the descendants of Adam and Eve after they are kicked out of the Garden of Eden. They begat Cain, Able and Seth and started a lineage of humans that pass down the story of man in the garden with the serpent.
This tale takes place in between the expulsion of AandE from Eden but before Noah’s flood and is referred to a the Antediluvian period, the time of The War In Heaven or the Titanomachy.
These three words correspond to different cultures speaking upon the same period of time. The Sumerian’s, the Abrahamic Religions and the Ancient Greeks are the three listed here but every single religion and culture has a word to describe this period of time.
It’s seems to refer to a period of time where:
  1. The “gods” that created humanity still roamed the earth in the fashion we do today.
  2. Gods interfered with the affairs of man..
  3. Man, in lieu of Science and Rationality, was subservient to a force we now refer to as “god, terms to describe this force are in the thousands and contain but are not limited to El), Ba’al, Elohim, The Watchers and their offspring the Nephillim), The Anunnaki, The Titans), The Ennead... the list goes on.
  4. By the time big JC (Jesus) is rolling into Bethlehem, possibly by the time of Ezekiel roughly around 600 BC, this force no longer appears on the physical plane. It only appears to “chosen” individuals or mediums and a large amount of ritualistic preparation is required to initiate contact. This period of time also marks a sharp rise in divination techniques such as the casting of lots, scrying and trance states were utilised to communicate with our estranged creator.
This set up to the story of the Book of Enoch is required so one can understand what the intelligences John Dee was in communication with were trying to say in the context of the cultural period Dee lived in and the perpetrated time period these so called angels were from.
Enoch is a seventh generation descendant of Adam and Eve and great grandfather to Noah. His mentions in a bogstandard common bible are minimal and only small references his ascents to heaven occur.
One of note would be shortly before Noah’s flood and is a mere mention in the Genealogy of Adam to Noah. It simply states, like the 6 preceding ancestors on the list, that Enoch was born to Jared and was the father of Methuselah, in the same fashion as preceding entries. Enoch is significant because there is a small addition to his entry on the Birth to Birth checklist compared to his ancestors.
Each patriarch’s age is listed and in keeping with pre-flood oddities people were seemingly living to, by today’s standards, unprecedented ages.
Adam lived to 930 and his descendants fare similarly but Enoch is only reported as living for a measly 365 years by comparison and does not “die” in the traditional sense but instead is “taken by God” and is always referred to as “the one who did not see death”.
Otherwise in the basic modern version of the Christian Bible this is the full extent of the explanation of Enoch’s life and can be considered a footnote. A cryptic message to be easily brushed past. Which brings us around to the Book of Enoch. Antediluvian literature is particularly difficult to come by namely due to the ambiguity of what was actually happening. Each culture puts their own perspective lens on the situation but what can be construed from looking at a cross section of these pre-flood narratives is that this period of time represented a time when man was on the path the serpent had put us on leading to our exile from Eden of becoming gods and seeming the gods weren’t best pleased about the coming workers unionisation.
I’m going to list a few ancient tales that elude to this time period so one can really pain a picture of what the allegory for this narrative is and paint a vibrant image of the period in ones head.
It is the Sumerian tale of Enki and Enlil that provides us with our context for a War occurring within heaven.
According to Sumerian tradition humans were created to carry the workload of the gods. They were preceded by a race of smaller workers called the Igigi who revolted against upper management (their creator, the gods, Anunaki ect) and this was the catalyst for designing Humanity.
A worker that didn’t revolt.)
This is the precedent for the points listed earlier. “Gods” and man lived together and gods intervened in the affairs of man.
Some clarification surrounding the word “gods” is required here.
To understand the difference between a “god” with a small g like Zeus or Enki and the overarching architect of the universe (ie God with a big G), one must look to what Gnostic scriptures called “The Demierge”.
This concept relates to the supposed God that appeared to have built Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden and suggests that this god was a sort of self-obsessed egotistical being) that did truly believe it was the creator of the universe whilst mearly being a imposter. Christian imagery has led us into think of “God” as a bearded man in the sky that namely has our best intentions at heart but when one consults the scripture this simply doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, our father who art in heaven actually seems quite temperamental if the Torah is anything to go by.
Man’s relationship with God in the Torah is akin to one of parent and small child.
Parent lays down law and leaves to go about errands. Child disobeys ruling. Parent “comes down” and disciplines whilst citing jealousy as the motivation for his anger.
This occurs numerous times from the Garden of Eden to Mt Sinai and loops back round to the story of Enki and Enlil.
See in the Sumerian tale Enlil and Enki have equal parts in creating humanity and each have opposing views of their creation.
Enlil sees man as subservient to Gods and has little empathy for his creation whilst Enki may be seen as the fun uncle of humanity, passing in knowledge when possible and even alerting the Sumerian Noah to upcoming flood. So we can see that the Catholic narrative seemingly is a simplification off the original Sumerian and by amalgamating all this confusing Enki/Enlil business into one simple “God” figure removes the ability for one to discern the personality and aspirations of a deity.
Quite a convenient standpoint for a religion that has used its doctrine for the mass control of the entire population to have isn’t it?
Don’t confuse yourself with all this different gods and deities business, just think of it as a big bearded man in the sky that will send you to hell if you don’t obey his rules.
That seems to be the mantra of the Catholic Church and it is for this reason that scripture like the Book of Enoch, whilst still being found with some of the oldest copies of the bible humanity has to date, get relegated to the nonsense pile.
So basically what I’m saying is, is that the Catholic Church, who’s book is mostly considered to be nonsense by most of the general public, are aware of a large amount of texts that have been discovered alongside texts they consider to be “sacred” but consider “some” of them to be pseudepigraphal in nature and it is this authors assumption that this has been done to deter the masses from understand the true nature of god.
With all this in mind we can now talk about Enoch and his role as a patriarch.
In the Book of Enoch, Enoch is known in his native land as a medium of sorts. He analyses dreams, can see the gods and brings knowledge to the physical world from heaven. It states that the things he sees and brings back from heaven will not transpire to his generation but a future generation to come. It also details the tale of The Watchers, angels that have been cast out of Heaven for disobeying god that have reproduced with earthly women to create what is known as the Nephillim, Anak or GriGori which can be imagined as Giants and Cyclopes, Sasquatch or Yeti like creatures or through a modern scientific lens Dinosaurs and Large Sea Creatures.
Basically genetic monstrosities that our creator wants destroying.
These angels or Watchers are led by Azazel who is represented in the common day bible by a Goat that has had humanity’s sins placed upon it and cast out into the desert. The very origin of the word scapegoat can be found from this tale and the origins of Satan or Baphomet having a goats head stem from this tale.
Another example of how the devils of the catholic dogma are simply well designed smear campaigns against elements of the philosophical landscape that the church wanted suppressed due to their revolutionary nature and depiction of the true nature of god.
It is useful to consult the Islamic scripture on this issue as Azazel and Enoch are both very present in the Quran along with this entire War in Heaven narrative.
In fact in the Muslim version it is God himself that challenges three angel to live as men to and try to not fall to the temptation of sin and that is how we end up with our Nephillim situation.
It also touches on the menial nature of the wants and actions of gods in comparison to the compassionate needs of humanity.
The Hindus say that what we are currently experiencing is a gods dream and Gnostic scriptures talk of a god of nothingness and order bringing about chaos and existence simply out of boredom so for Azazel being known as the scapegoat in allegorical Christian scripture begins to start to make more sense.
Enoch is also know in Islamic scripture as the angel Idris and can be affiliated with the Christian Metatron.
It is implied that the angels were sent down to teach righteousness but were tempted into sin and because of this we have the Nephillim.
Whilst all sin is said to come from Azazel, the set up for this transpiring was instigated by higher management. Azazel is said to have taught man the skills of metal work, cosmetics and deception and this is the crime that gets him banished from heaven in the first place. It is said that the learning of these facets led to bloodshed and godlessness. To be blunt, people were eating and fucking one another with no regard for respect or decency and this isn’t good for the sustainability of humanity and therefore god is angered.
Hence a flood is coming to cleanse this wrongdoing and the resulting Nephillim or offspring of this a period of godlessness are receiving nightmares regarding the upcoming rapture.
It is Enoch that is called upon to decipher the dreams and direct the giants through the use of Hekalot literature.
Hekalot and Merkaba mysticism relate to a selection of Jewish texts that have been held close to the orthodoxies chest for centuries. Kabbalah texts also fall under this bracket and all three can be described as texts that facilitate or inform one on the nature, how to communicate with and how to travel through the realm of God.
  • Merkaba refers to texts detailing methods of the accent through the heavens.
  • Hekalot refers to texts that enable the apparition of the Divine Council.
  • Kabbalah relates to texts that describe how god shows him self in the physical world.
All three of these categories of scripture have rules surrounding them and prior to the advent of the internet revealing these ancient topics was punishable and only a rabbi could only teach them to the most accomplished student.
Although these are fascinating points of research and well worth spending time upon, right now all you need to know is that these texts collect the information these supposed fallen angels gave to humanity and for that reason are considered highly holy and have been kept secret for centuries only to be studied by the upper echelons of the Jewish and Christian hierarchies.
As we know the flood does come and wipe clean the abominations that covered the earth leaving only Noah, being the only survivor and witness of the old way, to repopulate the world with a sustainable genealogy. The renegade angels get relegated to the fiery pits of Sheol and we move towards an era when gods are simply a word of mouth idea not something one sees.
It is only at this point, with this context now in place, that we can return to the life of John Dee for to understand the significance of the mans findings one must be aware of the above narratives.
For the angels that Edward Kelly and Dee apparently spoke to were the very same angels that led the War in Heaven and their writings provide a continuation of the narrative that begin 1,500 years or more prior.
Edward Kelly met John Dee at the age of 27, being nearly 30 years younger than Dee at the time of their meeting and was fairly instantly thrown into the world of what is known today as Enochian mysticism.
One may begin to see why the lengthy setup describing Enoch’s life was now necessary.
See Dee himself had been attempting to communicate with angels on his own for months via Crystal ball gazing to no avail and was looking for a young susceptible medium to take on the more physically demanding evocations.
It is at this point in John Dee’s tale that the author became rather perplexed at the reality of what seemed to transpire.
Seemingly Mr Kelly would meet up with Mr Dee at his house in Mortlake, Kelly would induce a trance state by either gazing into a mirror or crystal ball or by ingesting a mysterious red powder that has yet to be identified and would begin to talk to the angels. Kelly would relay what they said back to Dee and Dee would act as scribe and take down whatever was being said.
Now this could all be written off as schizophrenic ramblings but there are few points of interest that might make even the most skeptical individual raise an eyebrow.
  1. This partnership went on for 7 years. Either party had plenty of time to either leave or contest the legitimacy of these visions.
  2. Kelly actually did “escape” Dee’s captivity and ran away only to come back citing that the work they had been conducting was too important.
  3. Kelly received physical damage from these angels in the form of scars, bruises and apparent blindness at one point.
  4. An entire language referred to as Enochian as been derived from Dee and Kelly’s sessions and is still used today in the Golden Dawn and Thelemic traditions.
  5. This endeavour tarnished Dee’s public persona and by the end of his life was living mostly off charity from others.
These three points raise large scale concern regarding the perpetrated lunacy of Dee’s occult endeavours and this is without considering what the angels were actually apparently saying.
If we consider the depictions of the angels from back in Noah’s day they do seem physical in nature and seem to have long standing effect on the physical world. Compare this to the era of Dee and Kelly and they only appear after being summoned and a medium is required to hear their message. Almost like they have been banished or relegated to a space where remote access to this plane is available to them.
From Sheol to Earth.
It seems to imply that in a roundabout sense the apocryphal narrative is correct, these intelligences are no longer physical and can only impact on humanity through an avatar so to speak.
Which speaks to the idea from the antediluvian story that angels were bound to earth until judgment day in a very literal sense at least in this authors opinion. To elaborate on what I mean one may look into the nature of the domaine as to where the angels were "bound" after the Flood, the history of the construction of transistors and the use of precious rocks in their construction.
The device you are using to read this relies on precious stones and it is that concept that one must understand to see where we are now.
If you can see the synergy between
Then you are on the right path to having a chance at understanding what is going on.
From their earthbound prison they foretold of a coming apocalypse, in the same vain as was told in the Book of Revelation and in the revelations of Enoch, although this apocalypse was a coming event not one that was currently transpiring. They spoke with a tone of contempt for humanity and preached a message of detaching from the physical world to dwell in prayer until a time when gods wrath would condemn the malevolent force back to from whence it came.
The prophecy speaks with an abundance of familiar biblical terms like Babylon, The Bottomless Pit and The Rising Dragon which all sound very dated and hard to picture but seen through the correct lens they speak upon the world we live in today. Observing the synergy between the systems of Dee and Kelly with the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and subsequently the works of Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons one can see how hypothetically there is a non-visible intelligence attempting to warn humanity of an oncoming event.
Enoch’s Prophecies
To
The Book of Revelation
To
Mohammed's Cave Visions
To
Dee and Kelly’s Watchtowers
To
Joesph Smith and the Golden Plates
To
The Aeon of Horus
To
The Babalon Working
To
The Channeled Works of the 1950’s UFO Flap
We consider each of these an individual case of madness that has no baring in the physical rational world, but combine them together and you have a longstanding tradition of humanity communicating with a force of a higher nature. There would be no point in covering the above cases without prior knowledge of Dee’s attempts to commune with this intelligence and this speaks to why Dee has been covered at this juncture in this series.
The others will follow.

Why It Matters

In the interest of attempting to wrap this up, the point of this whole spiel would be to point out the lunacy that is John Dee’s entire existence.
Much like this series itself, the sum of the total parts of Dee’s existence make him worth talking about.
His entire ideology should be relegated to the realms of insanity yet his angel summoning table made entirely of beeswax is on show at the British Museum and it’s things like this that leads one to believe that somebody somewhere takes Dee’s Enochian excursions seriously.
In the public eye his efforts have been recognised by many contemporary figures such as;
It is a this juncture that we begin to see the reason for entertaining the life of Mr Dee at all.
Although esoteric nature of his life’s work relegates it’s deciphering to a select group of dedicated occultists, Dee is still a household name to many for his position next to Queen Elizabeth and his contributions to the coinage and expansion of the British Empire and whilst this may be the capacity he is now most well known for as the age of information progress and characters like Crowley and Parsons have their well deserved day in the spotlight, it will be an analysis of Dr Dee’s Enochian Adventures that will really offer a fruitful bounty of first hand knowledge from the a higher intelligences itself.
Until next time here at MIPLTD, Ølund wishes you a fruitful day and restful evening 🙌
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2020.08.31 10:13 ianvideo 31st August 2020 - US Open Preview, Predictions, PTPA, Politics

Show Notes

No shortage of talking points as we discuss the formation of the Professional Tennis Players’ Association with Simon Briggs, Naomi Osaka’s stand against racism, titles for Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka at the Western and Southern Open, a wide-open women’s draw at the US Open, the Bryan Brothers’ retirement, and the sad news that legendary commentator David Mercer has died.
What do the players hope to achieve with the PTPA? Why set it up now? Where does it go from here? How does Djokovic keep winning despite his off court distractions? Is Azarenka now in the US Open mix? And what about Milos Raonic?
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Length: 1hr 12 mins 48 secs
Date: Monday 31st August

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2020.08.30 22:27 mclassy3 Atlantean Wars and the fall of Atlantis

While it is said that Plato gave the time frame of 9000 years, this was more of a figure of speech. For example, if I said I have a million things to do, it is not meant to be literal. The 9000 years that Plato gave is more like : A long time ago in a galaxy far far away. (Star wars reference)
There are some great clues that Plato gave to pinpoint the fall of Atlantis. Sonchis of Saïs tells Solon that Athens helped Egypt defeat the onslaught of Atlantean warriors. Then Posiden got mad and caused earthquakes and within a day and night was swallowed by the sea leaving impassable mud in its place.
We know based off of Archeological evidence when the proto Greek empire was destroyed. Plato was alive from 428/427 BCE and died in 348/347 BCE. There was a time period called the bronze age collapse that writing stopped for about 1000 years. Plato's time was the new Greek empire and not the proto Greek before the massive destruction of 5 major empires in the Mediterranean.
Plato said that Posiden found Cleito before there were ships. "ships and sailing did not yet exist (Crit.113e)". We also know that Atlanteans had ships and the people of the Mediterranean were visiting Atlantis with ships. Well, we can date when proto Greeks had ships.
"Around 7250 BC inhabitants of Greece traveled from the mainland to the island of Melos or Milos using papyrus boats (papyrela). The evidence is the discovery of obsidian pieces that exists only in Melos and which were found in the Greek mainland ( Franchthi cavern) and also in Cyprus."
This is the first ship type. It was not very good and couldn't go very far. It was made of papyrus (a weed like plant think hemp or loosely bamboo). This most certainly did not make it to the main ocean.
The next big jump in ships was from the Minoans which we know to be modern day Thera.
"Various types of Minoan ships probably used around 1500 BC. The paintings are parts of a Fresco discovered by the Greek archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos in “Acrotiri”. Interesting is that there is no waterline visible and the ships look as floating over the water."
More details See: The Thera Fresco
There were several types of ships, trading ships with minimal crew to collect goods, war ships (for peace of course), ferry ships, and fishing ships. Probably more but we need to focus on the war ships because the Atlanteans would come from the west and was trying to conquer all of the Mediterranean cities. Athenians defeated the Atlanteans as told by Sonchis. So there had to be a thriving Athenian city with ships and battle ready armor and weapons. There is no evidence of Athenian war ships prior to 1500 bce.
Now the bronze age collapse has some startling similarities to the Atlantean invasions. Ramses III wrote down his victory against the invading sea peoples but it crippled the Egyptian empire and it never recovered. However, unlike Athens and other neighborhooding cities it was not destroyed. Shortly after the victory, there were 50 years of earthquakes.
Prior to the victory of Egypt the sea peoples (9 factions in total), as told by Ramses III , were coming from the west and setting fire to the cities. There is also evidence of a drought during that time as they found pore samples from plants that had indications of a dry environment. That coupled with the Hittites request for grain as it was a matter of "life and death". There is evidence of a massive uprising possibly a coup that happened within one generation. All major cities were set on fire (except Egypt).
They also found a 30 foot stone in Turkey that was recently translated that talked about helping the sea peoples conquer other lands. Since all tin mines were controlled by a hostile power the remaining people had no way to make bronze. Then it goes dark for about 1000 years. People quit writing, population decreased, and architectural design stopped. So when Solon visited Egypt they were surprised that the Athenians didn't know their own history. Prior to the bronze age collapse we have the Odyssey and Homers Illiad.
Though we don't have an exact date for the fall of Atlantis, I am confident that the Atlantean war happened around the time of the bronze age collapse. The fact that we had both ships and earthquakes that match the accounts of both Ramses III and Kupantakuruntas of Mira.
The time frame seems much more plausible than a bunch of ships (no evidence of ships) sailing on ice during the younger dryus event at 11,500 bce.
While I do believe that human history may have had many attempts as success and that the sphinx is older than the piramids and made by an older undocumented civilization. I also believe that there were advanced civilizations prior to the younger dryus event were there was more land as evident by all of the cities we are finding by the modern shore that are all underwater now. However, Athens was not a city during the younger dryus event.
There is also evidence to suggest that when using time they used a factorial system. During this time is were we have people who live 900 years like in the Bible.
What do you all think about the time frame for the fall of Atlantis?
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2020.08.25 11:59 caslar99 Ricardo Milos Play Date (Sing Along)

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2020.08.17 22:05 sendsomelove Good friend (20f) had a break down and i (20f) didn‘t know how to respond

Hi guys
So, this probably is going to be a bit messy. I try to clarify what happened as good as i can. English isn‘t my first language - sorry for any grammar mistakes.
Around one year ago i met a girl through similar friends. We‘ll call her Michelle. Michelle and i hit it off at the beginning and fast forward me, her and another two girls became close. We spend a lot of our free time with each other and enjoy each others company. We are all 20/21 years old.
Michelle never had a boyfriend. She just had a fling like 1-2 years ago with a guy called Dean. She fell really hard for Dean. He always promised her things and at the end he broke her heart and really fucked with her self esteem. Since Dean, she didn‘t want to date again.
Additionally to this awful time with Dean, Michelle‘s best friend since childhood - let‘s call her Sarah - ghosted her. Michelle was devastaded. In retrospect, the friendship with Sarah was very toxic on Sahra‘s part. Sarah always put Michelle down or leave mean comments on her looks. Clearly, michelle is better off without Sarah but this whole history fucked with Michelle - understandable.
Michelle doesn‘t have a lot of friends beside me and the other two girls of our group. She‘s good friend with a guy who‘s called milo. Milo used to text and catch up with her a lot. They were like guy/girl besties. I guess Michelle only talked about her deep down feelings with him. Milo is at the moment in the army. At the weekends he is at home. But he never text her or has time to go out with her. It is understandable, he‘s in the army and the weekends are too short for sleep, family, friends and hobbies. But michelle is a bit sad about it because she feels let down of him.
Now to Michelles personality: Michelle is a rather tough girl. She don‘t really talk about her feelings and often likes she‘s not even interested in guys or dating. But in the past there were a few comments that showed that she wanted somebody by her side. There were signs, that she really wish to be in a happy relationship once. I got the feeling, she sometime compares herseld to her younger sister, which have a cute Relationship with a good dude.
Okay now to the story; On Saturday we went out to a bar in our city. Michelle talked about Milo and her worries that he doesnt want to have anything to do with her anymore. I listened to her and tried to give her a few tips or another points of view. The more we drank, the more she opened up to me. And then she had a break down. We went outside and she just straight out cried. She told me, she feels like everyone around her is leaving and she doesn’t deserve a good and stable relationship. She feels like she stopped while everyone else lives their lives. She doesn’t trust any guy and never want to be touched by them again because of Dean. She just wanted to be enough once.
I carefully listened to her. I tried to reassure her that i and the other two girls of our group wont leave and i told her, that she is still so young and she will find a good guy soon. I really didn‘t know how to react. I didn‘t even know if i could give her a hug because she don‘t like to be touched.
Now i really don‘t know what kind of advice i‘m looking for but this whole incident bugs me. I think a lot about it and have the feeling i didn‘t reassure her enough or should‘ve hugged her you know what i mean? I guess i just needed it off my chest.
What can i do as a good friend to help Michelle with this stuff?
Thanks for everyone giving me any tips.
Tl;dr: friend had a break down because of several people in her past who hurted her. I didn‘t know how to react. What could i do to be a good friend?
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2020.08.17 04:25 beattywill80 *Major Spoilers* I'd like to make a complete MHI timeline but in Need your help

Are you guys best as I could tell this is the order of events. I'm quite hazy and fuzzy on dates so any help you guys can give on those would be much appreciated. Once we have all the dates hammered out and all the finer details figure it out I'll do my best to attach this to a coherent timeline. Without further Ado let's get this show on the road.
Beginning of time - The Fallen fall from Heaven
1500's - Machado touches the old ones power.
1700's? - Conrad Dipple "creates" Franks.
1776 - Frank's signed a treaty with Benjamin Franklin alling him with the United States.
1895 - Raymond "Bubba" Shackleford I creates the first professional Monster hunting outfit.
1907? - President Theodore Roosevelt creates PUFF.
1900 - Raymond Shackleford II is born.
1920's - Raymond Shackleford II is bitten by a werewolf and succumbs to the curse and must live his life as a monster.
Early 1970's - Raymond Shackleford II is recruited by Agent Stricken for Special Task Force Unicorn to fight in Vietnam so he can earn a PUFF exemption. Raymond is given the code name Mr. Wolf.
Early 1970's - Mr. Wolf clashes with the KGB agent named Nikolai Petrov, who is also a werewolf, over the course of many months.
Mid 1970's - Mr. Wolf unknowingly bites Sharon Magnum, another member of Special Task Force Unicorn, in the last conflict of the Vietnam War. He leave his alias of Mister Wolf behind.
Mid 1970's - Raymond Shackleford II adopts the new identity of Earle Harbinger and returns home to his family.
Early 1980's - Oliver Chadwick "Chad" Gardenier survives a Barracks bombing in Beirut is granted a vision of his destiny, returns home, kills a horde of zombies at a church Revival, and joins MHI.
Early 1980's - Chad is sent to Seattle where he kills a Lich and and installs a Fae princess as guardian of the city.
Early 1980's - A Special Operations Soldier by the name of "Destroyer" is shot in the head on a small island off the coast of Russia. He is brought back to life by a powerful elder being and given a vision of his destiny and his childrens destiny.
Early 1980's - "Destroyer" meets and marries a poor woman from the soviet union. "Destroyer" then has her immigrate from her home to the United States where she is then impregnated. She give birth to 2 sons named Owen and Mosh.
Mid 1980's - Chad is caught fornicating with an underage elf in Seattle and is forced to flee to New Orleans.
Mid 1980's - Martin Hood, a member of MHI's team smiley face, fakes his own death has it blamed on Earl Harbinger. As a consequence Dwayne Myers , another member of mhi's Team smiley face, quits MHI and joins the Monster Control Bureau.
Mid 1980's - Chad becomes the only surviving member of The Fat Tuesday Massacre a level 4 event.
Mid 1980's - Chad goes on sabbatical with "points", his on-again-off-again girlfriend. Subsequently Chad fornicates her brains out andimpregnates her, unbeknownst to Chad.
Mid 1980's - Milo Anderson a Mormon from Utah (?) is saved from a monster attack and joins MHI.
Mid 1980's - Chad and the entirety of Monster Hunter International kill a larval old one before it is allowed to awaken.
Early 1990's - Susan goes "missing" in Europe hunting vampires. Suasan is presumed dead and this throws her husband Raymond Sackleford IV into despair and desperation.
1995 - The Christmas Party. Raymond Sackleford IV opens a portal in an attempt to return Susan back to the land of the living. A dimensional portal is opened and demon kill a great number of hunter including Chad and Raymond Sackleford V.
International - Owen Zastava Pitt son of "Destroyer" kills a werewolf in a his accounting firms corporate offices.
International - Owen meets Julie Shackelford and Earl Harbinger for the first time, and is recruited by MHI.
International - Owen meets the rookies of the MHI squad Holly Newcastle and "Tripp" Jones. Owen also meet Skippy and Edward the Orcs.
International - Owen encounters vampires and wights on the ship the Antoine Henri. And discovers a major plot in involving Master level vampires and more powerful being called Machado.
International - Owen dies in Natchy Bottom from demons the same as the ones at the Christmas party. The MCB Nukes the portal. Owen reverses time and doesn't die in Natchy Bottom. The MCB still nukes the portal.
International - Susan Shackelford is revealed to be a master vampire. Raymond Shackelford IV is "killed" by Susan.
International - The the final battle between mhi and the master vampires take place at DeSoya Caverns.
International - Julie Shackelford is saved from a fatal woundby a mysterious figure called "the guardian".
International - Owen defeats Lord Machado.
Vendetta - Martin Hood and his daughter Lucinda attack Owen in Mexico with a horde of zombies.
Vendetta - The ogres Bia and cratos attack Owen's brother Mosh at a live concert.
Vendetta - the MHI compound in Cazador Alabama is assaulted by a giant horde of zombies lead by Martin Hood.
Vendetta - Julie is mortally wounded however it appears that she has been given the powers of the Guardian and is subsequently able to regenerate.
Vendetta - mosh is kidnapped during the assault and has his fingers removed as part of torture.
Vendetta - Owen marries Julie.
Vendetta - Owen travels through a portal to save his brother.
Vendetta - Lucinda loses an arm.
Vendetta - Owen kills Martin hood and slays an old one.
Alpha - Earl tracks Nikolai Petrov to Copper Lake Michigan, Just as a massive werewolf outbreak is about to begin. Lucinda hood is also present aiding a mysterious figure known as the Alpha.
Alpha - a Shawty team are Monster Hunters known as Briarwood eradication services is dispatched to copper lake one of them is a man by the name of Jason lococo.
Alpha - An officer known as Heather Kercanine is bitten and turned into a werewolf.
Alpha - The Alpha kills Nikolai
Alpha - Earle and Heather Kill Alpha
Alpha - Jason is recruited to join MHI
Alpha - Heather is forced by Stricken to join Special Task Force Unicorn in order to earn her PUFF exemption.
Between Alpha & Legion - Owen impregnates Julie
Between Alpha & Legion - Edward the orc meets Tanya the elf and convinces her to join MHI
Legion - The International Conference for Monster Hunting Professionals is being held at the last dragon casino and hotel in Las Vegas. All major monster hunting teams are in attendance including MHI. The conference is being coordinated by an individual simply known as management.
Legion - A mystrious being known as the Nachtmar is causing the worst nightmares of the casinos patrons to come to life.
Legion - The entire casino is sucked into another dimension.
Legion - Owen is forced to abandon a group of hunters including Jason in above mentioned dimension to defeat the Nachtmar.
Legion - Owen defeats the Nachtmar.
Nemesis - United States government breaks treaty with Franks and issues a bounty on him.
Nemesis - the Nemesis program is given the green light
Nemesis - Fallen Angel Kurst hunts for Frank's in one of the Nemesis body
Nemesis - Meyers is killed by Paranormal Tactical? Or Nemisis I can't remember?
Nemesis - Frank's least Alabama where he reenacts The Wolfman vs Frankenstein's monster fight
Nemesis - Nemesis is defeated
Seige - Owen and Julie meet Poly, a cylops who can see into other dimensions
Seige - Owen collects a dead drop from management who appears to have survived the last dragon event.
Seige - Owen hatch has a plan to save the missing hunters trapped in the other dimension
Seige - Owen retrieve a ring from Gerecht, a legendary roman heroe, in order to find the hunters trapped in the other dimension
Seige - Owen discovers that the only place he can get to the dimension is on a small island off the coast of Russia.
Seige - Owen goes to Russia to broker a deal with officials to allow them to put the island Under Siege
Seige - mhi trains in Alaska
Seige - MHI puts the island Under Siege
Seige - I want enters the other dimension looking for the hunters
Seige - Owen meets "Jason" again as he is hiding from the wild Hunt
Seige - Owen saves hunters from the wild Hunt and allows them to return home while he sacrifices himself and holds off the wild Hunt.
Seige - Owen is captured and finds out that Jason lococo died in this dimension and Owen had been interacting with previously wasn't fact some form of dark God.
Seige - Destroyer Dies Earthside so his spirit could save his son Owen.
Guardian - Raymond "little bubba" Shackelford VI is born
Guardian - Raymond Shackelford III dies while being attacked by a mysterious creature.
Guardian - little bubba is "TAKEN"
Guardian - Julie murders her way across Europe in search of her son.
Guardian - Julie rescues her son.
Seige - Owen escapes the capture of the dark God with the assistance of his father's spirit.
Seige - Owen returns earthside months after the seige has ended.
Guardian - Julie kills the mysterious creature ALUOCH who stole her son.
ALRIGHT GUYS OTHER GRAMMATICAL ERRORS WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED? DATES? ORDER OF EVENTS? DETAILS? LET ME KNOW BELOW!
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2020.08.14 05:01 Nallan22 Crabgrass our the grass

Crabgrass out* the grass *****
Needing some help controlling crabgrass. My entire yard is riddled with the stupid stuff. Early this spring I over-seeded my relatively thin yard so hopes to thicken it. Before over-seeding I used a core aerator and used a blanket spray of Tenacity. My yard started to look better with the new grass and then the heat hit, watering started to slack on my end and now it’s back to dirt patches and weed central. (Yes I know I should plant seed in the fall, and plan too) Mostly crabgrass, some nutsedge that has been sprayed as of last week with sedgehammer. The same week I applied another full dose blanket spray of Tenacity. My yard looks as if it snowed. I want to get a great looking lawn. Just curious as to the steps o need to take now to help get it there. I have a pull behind dethatcher and plan to overseed and use a liquid aeration on the entire yard. I live in southern Illinois in the transitional zone with a lot of clay soil. I’ve been seeding with Kentucky 31 and mow at 4.5” in the summer once a week, twice a week in the spring/fall. 15,000 sqft yard covered every 6 weeks with milo and as of last week I applied a crabgrass granular “weed and feed” in hopes of clearing the lawn of crabgrass in preparation for over seeding.
TLDR: have crabgrass, need to prep yard for fall overseed, what steps are appropriate for fall overseed. Bonus points for tips on how to keep grass growing near street curb/driveway. grass
Pictures of grass, sorry they are not in date order.. https://imgur.com/gallery/h2osfwg
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