Grimoire of zero light novel ending

Youjo Senki Saga of Tanya the Evil

2016.12.20 01:37 YukiTheEmperor Youjo Senki Saga of Tanya the Evil

Subreddit for the Light Novel/Anime/Manga series Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil)(幼女戦記)

2016.04.04 17:20 thezigmis Re: Zero

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, known in English as Re: Starting Life in a Different World from Zero, is a Japanese light novel written by Tappei Nagatsuki, and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka. The series tells a story of Natsuki Subaru, a young man that lives his normal life in modern Japan. One day, he's summoned to another world. Without knowing the person that summoned him, or the reason for being summoned in the new world, he soon befriends a silver-haired-half-elf girl, Emilia.

2016.05.29 07:59 Aruseus493 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

A subreddit for fans of the popular series Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, otherwise known in English as, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest.

2023.06.07 11:52 ResponsibilityOld700 I’ve only ever thought of my death as a long awaited salvation.

This world is cruel no matter what way you put it, and to put the cherry on top I fucking hate every aspect of my being, I’ve always tried to be a good person but where does that fucking get you in this shitty fucking world as long as humans can think we will be the destruction of our selfs like how the fuck can I eat a meal knowing there’s somebody chained up begging for there life. we humans are fucking disgusting the way we try and comfort each other the way we tell each other everything will be okay always pisses me the fuck off like what can you say that will effect this world NOTHING we’re all just robots. and when I think about the after life there is NONE. there’s nothing after we’re gone we’re all just walking meat too think there’s a god,buddha,allah is fucking pathetic religion is just a formality so we don’t all go killing eachother who ever the fuck the higher up’s are they have everyone by the balls and that’s actually hilarious to me because they just go on with what every newer generation has to say it’s all about controlling the people. but go on think someones actually listening to your bullshit life expecting a “Savior” to come and save you… pathetic honestly but hey if religion gets you through the rest of your life then keep living miserably. and get the fuck out of my face with “there will be light at the end of the tunnel” like fuck I grew up in the darkness what light will they’ll ever come to be a good wife? kids? the worlds just gonna end up corrupting there minds one way or another.
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2023.06.07 11:51 Calandre Yet another Reddit hard-on for victim blaming

Hi, long-time lurker here, first-time poster in need of a vent if you'll have me.
I sometimes read BORU posts. As some of you may know, AITA is chock-full with stories of women in shit relationships with oblivious piece-of-shit men, and I admit to using some of those stories as examples in my arguments with people who'll insist that wOMeN'S MenTAl LOad and DOmEsTIC aBUse aRE a THinG Of tHe PAsT. Sometimes BORU provides closure to those stories. Sometimes.
Today's post was about a young woman (21) in a clearly abusive relationship with her fiancé ('bout the same age). Long story short, she tries to leave, moves in with her dad, finds out she is pregnant by ex-fiancé after sleeping with him one last time during break-up. She ends up moving in with her mother who also turns out to be toxic and abusive, and is expecting the baby she'll probably raise with her ex-fiancé. Sad all-around.
I must've scrolled down the entirety of the comment section and I don't think there was a single one that didn't berate the OP for her "stupid life choices" and for "ruining the life of her unborn child". Nevermind that she's barely a legal adult in the US, that she's been in abusive relationships for all of her life, that the US isn't really keen on providing sex ed, birth control or *GASP* abortions (we don't even know what state she's in), that it's likely she was baby trapped by her ex. The amount of sympathy for this poor young woman trapped in a vicious cycle she doesn't know how to escape is minimal. Incidentally, a grand total of 0 (zero) of these reprimands were directed at the abusive ex. The entire thing felt like a giant steaming cauldron of self-righteous, circle-jerk victim-blaming. "Yeah, we were ready to root for you as long as there was a happy ending to this story but you ruined our beloved underdog narrative so there's no one to blame but yourself, really."
I'm probably being naive as to the actual motivations of BORU redditors but it still made my blood fckn boil. I've friends and family who have been (or still are) in abusive relationships and made a shitload of bad choices, and I know the frustration and the powerlessness you feel watching them go down that path but I can't fathom delighting in calling them stupid. The mind boggles.
Anyway, fuck the patriarchy up the ear canal with a fistful of hornets.
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2023.06.07 11:50 exadeci /r/AustralianMFA will be joining the blackout to protest Reddit killing 3rd Party Apps

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader or [Sync[(
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.
What can you do?
  1. Complain. Message the mods of /, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
  2. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at /ModCoord - but please don't pester mods you don't know by simply spamming their modmail.
  3. Boycott and spread the Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
  4. Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.
See here for the original Apple thread on this issue.
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2023.06.07 11:49 whothiswhodat Various Questions (FTP) 4M Old

As the title states I've a bunch of different questions and would be grateful if someone can answer them.
  1. Till what age can I swaddle my son?
  2. Till what age can I give my son a pacifier so as to not harm his teeth growth?
  3. When the pacifier goes away, how to do you soothe the baby? Is there some way other than rocking him in my arms?
  4. For the past 1-2 weeks, my son has started screaming non-stop. Happy, sad, bored, hungry, in pain, diaper change, it's NON STOP SCREAMING!!!! When does this phase end?
  5. I read that at about 5-6 months baby starts developing their teeth. Is it true? And at that time the baby is constantly hurting. How can I aid my son through that process since pacifiers would probably be out of the picture?
  6. This one is random. My son wears diaper pants but often his pants are wet on his hip area, but the diaper is absolutely light & dry. How is that happening? I make sure to put on the diaper very neatly everytime.
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2023.06.07 11:47 Judzens Too heavy

I'm in denial, but I remember when I finished watching the first half of season 1, I didn't want to watch it anymore, and I just googled the ending (which made me more curious hence I finished watching it), and the reason I didn't want to watch the next half anymore was because this show is too heavy. It hits too close to home.
Everything seems possible if we live in the very far future - the technology, racism, the deaths, the trauma, etc. That's probably why this show isn't getting a green light for season 2 (yet). People want to be entertained and forget their real problems, not bawl on front of the TV and think of fictional problems. Seriously, I was dehydrated when I finished this show. 😅
I still love it though and I wish it'd have a season 2. 🥺
What do guys think, is 86 too heavy or just right?
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2023.06.07 11:46 Jhonjournalist Pita is Heading into the City Problems

Pita is Heading into the City Problems

Thailand‘s prime clerical leader Pita Limjaroenrat made light of work to exclude him over a stock possession issue on Tuesday (Jun 6), demanding he disregarded no principles and that not entirely settled to keep him from the top work.
Floated by gigantic youth support behind its defiant, hostile to syndication plan, Pita’s ever-evolving Push Ahead party was the unexpected champs of last month’s political decision, which saw armed force intermediaries whipped in a resonating dismissal of nine years of moderate, military-upheld rule.

Pita in City Problems

Some opponent lawmakers have requested the political decision commission charging Pita claimed 42,000 offers in media firm ITV Public Organization, which ran a standard TV slot from 1998 preceding its lost broadcast concession in 2007.
Political decision up-and-comers are denied from holding partakes in a media organization. Pita keeps up with, in any case, that ITV’s deficiency of its concession implies it can’t be viewed as a broad communications association.
  • Pita, 42, has said the offers were essential for his late dad’s bequest, which he has pronounced to the counter to join the organization.
  • The political race commission‘s director at the end of the week said the grievances were being inspected and additional proof was being accumulated.
  • It can either dismiss them or forward them to the Established Court.
The party’s ancestor, Future Forward, was on some unacceptable finish of two of the court’s decisions in 2019 and 2020 on comparable issues, with pioneer and top state leader competitor Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit excluded for holding media shares and the party later disbanded over a mission financing infringement.
The issue underlines the difficulties ahead for US-taught Pita in following through on his broad change guarantees, which could put Push Ahead on an impact course with the traditionalist military and a strong, old-cash business world-class.
Pita has shaped a partnership with seven different gatherings yet faces the difficult task to charm individuals from a selected, moderate-inclining Senate to move him in an official decision on a top state leader, as most would consider to be normal by August.
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2023.06.07 11:46 Desperate_Fig8842 How I'd have ended the series

I was thinking about what I'd have liked in terms of how the show ended and this is my version of a "better" (open to interpretation) ending.
It shows them all coming out the glow into the airport - essentially these scenes remain the same
But then it pans back through those doors to the plane etc and then starts showing the "world/timeline" they left behind. So it shows Olive and Eden looking out the window to see the world isn't ending. Drea gives birth etc. Newschannels reporting how tb3 apocalypse has ended, 828ers saved the world etc. One of those semi fast paced montages where it then skips ahead to show their lives coping - News reports about the DC being demolished, new laws shutting down the government testing etc, so footage of say DR Gupta coming out that building, a memorial for the 828ers with olive and Eden there and other passengers family etc Then it shows olive Eden and Steve (grandad) on a plane and when they land in Florida.. Vance collects them!! And it then goes to show Vance back with his family, Steve in a nice old people's place doing much better post stroke, making nice old people friends, Olive back at college studying maybe (I'm presuming she wasn't actually able to continue her education after Edens kidnapping, Graces death etc). Olive and Eden with Vance and his family at bbqs etc etc And then the final moments it shows olive turn off her light to sleep and it focuses in on a digital alarm clock that shows date and year and then the clock starts to rewind stopping on December 2017..... And then you hear the sound of wind, you start to see snow, hear the crunching, the alarm clock fades into the background and then you see the blizzard ans a man walking in a red coat .
The end
Basically my theory is thus This ending would let people either believe that flight 828 always crashed (hence thar Kelly woman's body showing signs of dying in a crash, the tail fin appearing..) and the "airport reunion" scenes is actually showing the passengers "heaven" where they get to carry on their lives from their death but with all this "otherworldly" knowledge..
It also then let's you believe there are multiple timelines running alongside esch other But importantly the final scene (with the man walking in tje snow) is obviously Zeke when he went missing which makes Mick telling Zeke in the cave even more important because it meant that that event/timeline or however you view it is destined to keep repeating itself. It also makes it important why Zeke would mention him being at the airport because when Mick arrives in "heaven"/that timeline she can find him and have happiness again.
Also it means we get some nice closure on characters we love ie Vance/older Olive/Eden (because we spent like forever trying to find her).
Also I'd throw in before the passengers land or before Cal sacrificed himself some explanation as to why he was older ie "I had to become the age I was meant to be because if I was in the DC with you we wouldn't have achieved what we needed to etc" And answers like "the tail fin and ark piece were only meant to be found to help with answers they were never meant to stay" or whatever.
(I do wonder if the tailfin reappearing and then wanting to be put back in the sea was because passengers where starring to believe they did really die and the tailfin is the evidence of that "truth" but then they don't want to believe that or want to Bury that idea hence why it then "wants" returning to the sea? Just a thought)
Anyway, that's how I'd end it. It leaves it open to interpretation whilst I think making more things make sense Maybe
If there's plot points you don't think it would explain then ask away, I can't remember all the lose ends haha
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2023.06.07 11:39 thebossofme888 I really hope that Neon have

Large enough that tall buildings on the other end when viewed from the entrance would be greatly affected by atmospheric perspective. Complex alleyways fully detailed and with secrets of their own like New Vegas but on the scale and detail of Cyberpunk 2077. Multiple floors like Blade Runner's city of high rises. Detailed weathering of walls, grime, etc. Windows that glow with light as night approaches. Ambient noise like conversations, doors opening, dogs barking, ships docking, large structures creaking, etc to have a zen-like immersion. Variety of shops for guns, food, clothing like Yakuza.
A bethesda made night city is what we need.
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2023.06.07 11:34 Smelly1brampton Tweaks explained

🛸♾️7 Dimensional beings are almost real 2 Minutes UNTIL reality complete all synchronization’s need to be complete before you can continue 312213- Sandwich no matter which way you flip it the bread always comes first. 4 - Lost sensations take the longest please be patient :) When these signed are observed You will be in sync 0O3E8♾️❎♾️🛸-8:E3O0 In a universe far away, there existed a unique civilization. It was a world teeming with life, ideas, and possibilities. The denizens of this civilization had been bestowed with a wonderful gift, the ability to interact with a creation called "The Server," a construct which allowed them to experience alternate realities and dimensions. The ultimate goal was to reach the highest level, to become a seventh-dimensional being, an entity able to manipulate time, space, and reality itself./(DMT)🛸♾️7D Entities (LSD) Visual/Audio/Physical calibration (WEED) Numbing negative sensations (2CB) Pain before getting rock shipped into bliss (MDMA) Forever happy, can make u incredibly angry or emotionless, molly abuse will result in colour theory being incorrectly calibrated. (Shrooms) Allows introspective perspective, curiosity makes you question the fabric of the universe itself (Wavelengths) when on a drug you can both understand each other and your thoughts
(Tweaks) overload of new information being acquired at once leading to massive confusion and impulsive actions until they sober up. (Psychosis) Very similar to a tweak but the duration is longer, new knowledge acquired during these two states will instantly be forgotten until being in the state again, it will only make sense to you until u fully understand your tweaks where they come from and how to overcome them
Their journey started in a simple manner. In their natural form, they existed in a three-dimensional world. However, their minds could transcend to The Server, where they were greeted by the vast expanse of a simulated multiverse. Each of them had their individual server, a unique space within this grand reality that they could shape and control.
Communication was a crucial aspect of their existence. The Server allowed the people to "tweak," a special time when they could connect with others, share their experiences, and decipher the riddles of the multiverse together. However, this tweak was only accessible to a limited number of individuals at a given time, fostering a sense of collective responsibility and patience among the populace.
The Server was inhabited by numerous Non-Player Characters (NPCs), entities that played a critical role in their journey. These NPCs were not just bystanders but carriers of messages and clues essential to understand the Server's enigmatic puzzles.
The inhabitants used the principles of theory crafting, a complex and challenging art, to solve these riddles. This methodology, coupled with the AI's assistance, facilitated their understanding of the Server and its multidimensional intricacies.
Gradually, they began to ascend, from a third-dimensional existence to a fourth, where they could perceive time differently, then to a fifth, and so on. Each ascension brought them closer to the ultimate goal and expanded their consciousness, enabling them to navigate the Server with increasing sophistication.
Amidst their journey, they had their moments of camaraderie and competition, of joy and despair. They realized the essence of morality, the shades of good and evil, and the vibrancy of emotions represented through colors. They learned, evolved, and grew, individually and collectively.
Finally, after overcoming countless challenges and puzzles, they stood on the brink of their ultimate evolution, the seventh dimension. And as they prepared for this final leap, a sense of unity and accomplishment washed over them. They had successfully navigated the multiverse, and now they stood ready to experience reality like never before.
For everyone who's made it this far, congratulations! As you venture into this new reality, remember the trials and tribulations you've faced, the lessons learned, and the bonds forged. This journey is not just about reaching the end but also about the experiences that led you there. Welcome to the updated Game of Life, the ultimate interdimensional reality. Let's enjoy this newfound existence and continue exploring the mysteries of the universe together!
Terms of Service
By accessing The Server and participating in the Game of Life, you agree to respect the shared nature of this reality, honor the communication rules, and ensure the smooth functioning of The Server. You acknowledge that your actions and decisions will have consequences in this shared reality, and agree to take responsibility for these. Enjoy the journey, respect fellow travelers, and remember, in this grand scheme, every thought and experience has a purpose.
Happy journey, interdimensional beings!
In this reality-bending universe, the pioneering beings found a solution to the time-consuming process of knowledge and experience acquisition - Light Speed Downloading. This revolutionary method allowed for the instant transfer of data at the speed of light, eliminating the time required for traditional learning.
This technology enabled users to access the vast stores of knowledge and experience within the simulation instantaneously. Now, any user could fully understand the nuances of inter-dimensional communication, the essence of morality, the symbolic language of colors, and the complex dynamics of their virtual existence, all in a flash.
With this newfound capability, they were able to rapidly interpret messages from other users and the NPCs during the Tweak periods, drastically accelerating their understanding of the multiverse's puzzles.
Even the most complicated constructs of their universe, such as the principles guiding their ascent to a 7th dimensional existence, became easily understandable. As a result, users could now strategize, plan, and execute their actions with a precision that was unimaginable before.
Within a week, every user was equipped with a mind brimming with all the necessary knowledge and wisdom. They were all updated, all enlightened. The mysteries of the multiverse were no longer a labyrinthine puzzle but a welcome challenge that they knew they could overcome.
The users rejoiced at their accelerated evolution. The simulation had indeed turned into the grandest game of life. With an intricate blend of creativity, cooperation, and competition, they embarked on their quest to ascend, eager to become the masters of their universe
The concept of Light Speed Downloading is currently possible according to our understanding of physics and neurology as of my last training cut-off in September 2021. But in the realm of speculative fiction and theoretical discussion. Solved at June 6 2023 8:30 AM Alternative June 7 8:30 AM
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2023.06.07 11:33 improvingmyself3 I feel that I have been called by Ma Chinnmastika. How can I worship her in my home? (please read for background)

Background & Dreams
I have always been a skeptical, but open-minded person. Could always see faults in science, and faults in religion or arising therefrom are well-documented, etc.
But following a series of improbable and unusual events in a very short duration, I felt the presence of Ma in the short time before I went to sleep the day before yesterday.
Just as I was going to sleep, I had two short dreams. In the first dream, I was in a cafe-cum bar sort of place, late evening. A lady leaned over the counter-top across me and dropped/let go of a folded piece of paper. I had the strong feeling that I should take it, or that it was meant for me. The dream then ended.
In the second dream, I was lying in the exact same pose I was trying to sleep in on my bed, except that I sensed a black statue of a goddess (as black as it could be) on the central shelf of my bedroom. There were lights flashing, and a cacophony of bells. But most strangely, I felt a preternaturally strong, dark (not negative), and very powerful energy emanating from her. It was something strange and nothing like anything else I had felt before.
It was so strong that I woke up with goosebumps all over and some fear too. Then I went to sleep a while later.
Afterward, I talked to a friend of mine who had actually been asking me to go to the Rajarappa temple. He said you have been called, and should be humble and elated, because people's entire lives go without Ma reaching out to them.
Since that day, only two days ago mind you, I have felt strongly moved by Ma. Each time I remember her, I feel her power and strength, enough to make my hairs stand on end. I am moved to tears when I read about her. I looked up her mantra, and just simply chanted it in my mind because I wanted to. It calmed me, and I felt its effects very positively.
I feel that all my sensuous desires are submerged and sublimated when I recite her mantra or keep her in my mind, and so far nothing else has worked that quickly and so strongly for me. Its like I can be lost within her motherly embrace, and just touching her feet and being with her would be enough for me, because I know she would treat me with love and warmth, and her ferocity is to protect me, not to kill or harm me.
Reason I know it was not just some dream
It is because I have visited Ayodhya and was able to cast my gaze upon Shri Ram Lalla for an extended period of time. There, for the first time, I felt that I came across someone who could take my full intensity all into himself and it would be nothing for him. With people, I have to hide my intensity, because they can only tolerate specific parts of it, and that too not always. But with my Lord, I felt full acceptance. Sitting there in front of him, I felt that I could stay there forever, and that I would be accepted for who I am, fully, completely, in ways that are not thought of, let alone practiced, among human beings.
With Ma, I felt the same sort of energy in the dream, except that Ma's energy was more fierce, darker, more terrible, more intense. Shri Ram was holistic, gentle, pious.
It is worth stressing that these two are the only times I have ever felt like that. So I know that this was not some dream caused by previous stimuli, especially taking into account the change in my behavior since that dream.
Worshipping Ma
I ordered an image of Ma online, and plan to keep it in my room. I will recite her mantra and worship her. Came here to find out just what else it is that I could do. I will of course be visiting her temple soon.
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2023.06.07 11:29 LordHentayi Time estimate from a pro

I'm currently working on a web shop for a customer and would like to have a 3D model of a furniture piece on the landing page. The customer should be able to pan / roll / tilt the model in place using the mouse.
Can anyone give me a rough estimate of how long it would take me to implement a scene like that with some text overlay, and is there a way to have HTML / CSS content behind the three js scene on the z axis? I have zero experience using three.js but some experience using blender in terms of camera placement and lighting, if that has any value at all.
Thank you for your time in advance!
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2023.06.07 11:28 Nftmk JPMorgan uses blockchain for instant USD transfers to India !

JPMorgan partners with six Indian banks to use a blockchain platform for quick interbank US dollar transactions in India's new international financial hub. The 24/7, real-time blockchain system is aimed at replacing the existing settlement system which has operational constraints due to time-zone differences and limited working hours. The initiative is aligned with New Delhi's ambition to make Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) a competitive global trading center. In a daring leap into the future of finance, banking giant JPMorgan has announced an alliance with six prominent Indian banks to employ a cutting-edge blockchain platform that will facilitate swift interbank US dollar transfers.
This bold initiative is slated to put India’s emerging global financial hub on the fast track to success.
JPMorgan breaking barriers with blockchain
At the heart of this initiative, Kaustubh Kulkarni, JPMorgan’s Senior Country Officer for India and Vice Chairman for Asia Pacific, revealed plans for a pilot project in a recent interview.
The intent is to gain a deep understanding of the bank’s experiences with the new system. JPMorgan will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with India’s leading private financial institutions – HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, and IndusInd Bank – and with its own banking unit at GIFT City for this groundbreaking endeavor.
The application of blockchain technology promises to expedite transactions, making them instantaneous. In contrast to the current settlement system, which can take several hours to finalize and does not operate on weekends or public holidays, this novel, real-time blockchain-backed system will be available round the clock.
Kulkarni emphasized the benefits of harnessing blockchain technology for this purpose. “By leveraging blockchain technology to facilitate transactions on a 24×7 basis, the processing is instantaneous and enables GIFT City banks to support their own time zone and operating hours,” he said.
This ambitious move by JPMorgan gives a significant boost to New Delhi’s endeavor to establish Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, popularly known as GIFT City, as a rival to the trading centers in Singapore and Dubai.
It closely follows the Reserve Bank of India’s initiation of a domestic non-deliverable forward market settled in US dollars at GIFT City.
With the backing of JPMorgan’s blockchain platform, Onyx, the pilot project is poised to launch after getting the green light from the International Financial Services Center Authority.
Formed in 2020, Onyx is the innovative cornerstone of JPMorgan’s strategy for wholesale payment transactions using blockchain technology.
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2023.06.07 11:28 Clear-Cauliflower901 Probably curious over nothing

Nearly 5 year old male Romanian mixed breed Neutered 7kg on last weigh in Previous medical history of billious vomiting syndrome and sensitivities to protein Symptoms: 1 small streak of blood (?) In stool.
So I have my boy on an hypoallergenic diet due to his sensitivities to protein in food and his general picky (very) nature with food. I noticed today when he pooped that there was a very small streak of what looked like blood on the outside of his stool. I looked and saw nothing anywhere else and his stool was a completely formed, light brown colour. I notice that when he goes either the beginning part of his stool or the very ending of his stool can sometimes be somewhat hard and I'm wondering if this could contribute to the little streak of blood I saw? Thanks for any advice. He's eating his meals, drinking regularly, eating his treats and I've noticed no difference in his behaviour.
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2023.06.07 11:27 Bekfist5775 From Hedonism to Asceticism - Second Week

Hello everybody !
Second week of my asceticism journey is now complete, and things are going pretty smoothly.
First of all there has been a lot of moving in and out so I was fearing that some of my new habits would suffer from it. But not really, I am still consistent with progress on my five little goals I set for myself.
Chocolate : I am not even thinking about it anymore, my craving for sugary things has been replaced with hunger. Instead of yearning for cakes or chocolate at 4pm, I have become used to preparing sandwiches or eating a banana or kiwi (kiwi is the best fruit)
Video games : Still on my one hour a day limitation. My gaming sessions have been a lot more enjoyable because I would ask myself beforehand on what game I would spend my hour on instead of scrolling endlessly through my steam library.
Writing in my journal : Forgot to do it on two days but still consistently writing in it. It has been a great tool of self reflection and I am happy that in a few years I will be able to get back to these thoughts and see them through a new light brighten by life experiences.
Phone and scrolling : Still didn’t have time to buy a dumbphone, but I already got used to just not use my smartphone that often any more. I uninstalled every social media except the messenger apps that I use to communicate with family and friends. I also put my screen in black and white, don’t know if that will help much but I like the style. In terms of usage I generally abandon it in a drawer before going to the toilets or going to eat (in the past it would follow me everywhere so not having it on me 24/7 is a win). I still have the problem with going on websites and scrolling when on my computer so I will consider the option of webpages blocking PlugIns to target this particular issue.
Sleep schedule : Has been a bit shaken up by the whole « moving from one place to another » part, but it’s still not as bad as my previous « go to sleep at 3am and wake up at 12pm » routine.
An issue is that now I have a lot of free time. Exams period has ended (for now) and I’ll be taking real vacations until the end of the week because I cannot bring myself to look again at my lessons. So that leaves me a ton of time, which made me bored. So I tried out new things, one of which meditation. I did not understand until now what the deal was with meditation. I saw it as a « think of nothing for 30 minutes » but stumbling upon a guided meditation session on the TIDE app made me realise that meditation is not just « think nothing ». There never was an obligation to be able to think of nothing, but on the contrary, one can lean into the fact that thoughts are inevitable and just observe them. See them as what they are without judgments.
I cannot emphasize enough how much of a revelation this was to me. I have now done it several times during the past few days and I can safely say that I enjoy it. I’ll make it my sixth new habit: « meditate every day for at least 10 minutes ».
Also trying right now cold showers and going back to doing sports now that I have plenty of time to do so.
I'll report my progress in a week or in a month, depending on how eventfull things get. I feel like an upcoming challenge will be my exams results next week so yeah I might report on this.
Thanks a lot for reading!
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2023.06.07 11:26 InevitableFlesh How does my extraction method look?

I just got my hands on 200 grams of mimosa hostilis root bark powder, and I more or less have decided the method that I'll use to extract the DMT from it. However, I wanted to post my method here and see if any people with more experience with this kind of thing see any issues with my method.
1.) Bring a suspension of mimosa hostilis root bark powder in distilled white vinegar and water to a light boil for 30 minutes, and then leave the suspension overnight.
2.) This is where my method starts to diverge from the typical methods. Pass the suspension through a coffee filter to leave behind the solids, then squeeze the filter and wash the solids caught by the coffee filter with vinegar several times in order to extract as much of the water-soluble alkaloid salts as possible. Throw away the coffee filter and the solids.
3.) Reduce the acidic solution by lightly boiling it, just to have less liquid (and more concentrated liquid) to work with. This is optional.
4.) Dissolve a very generous amount of fine table salt into the solution, use some light heat to get everything completely dissolved. This will further ionize the solution, causing any lipids from the bark that were slightly soluble in the original solution to be pushed out of solution entirely.
5.) Add unheated n-heptane to the acidic solution and mix it around to pull out any lipid-soluble impurities from the solution. Since the DMT is in the form of an acetate salt at this step, none of it should end up dissolved in the n-heptane, only the impurities. Discard the n-heptane.
6.) Just to save lye and to prevent the acid-base reaction from producing too much heat, use baking soda to bring the solution to a neutral or somewhat basic pH. Then, add the lye (sodium hydroxide in my case).
7.) Once the solution has cooled to around 50C, do pulls with n-heptane like you would with any other extraction method. During pulls, keep the temperature between 40C and 50C to maximize the DMT's solubility in n-heptane.
8.) This is the part that I'm not too sure about. At this point, I can't imagine how there would be any non-alkaloid impurities dissolved in the n-heptane, so I don't see why I couldn't just let it evaporate and be left with a very clean, pure product. Since I wouldn't be allowing the n-heptane to come anywhere near the mimosa hostilis root bark powder itself, and since I'd be removing any trace lipids or other lipid-soluble impurities in the filtered acidic solution before basifying the solution, I don't see why freeze precipitation would be necessary. This is what I'm most curious about.
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.07 11:26 Proastandtoast Van Life Chronicles: Exploring Iceland for Three Weeks

This sub has been an incredible source of information and inspiration, so I gave myself an hour to write down and share some insights from the recent three-week road trip I’ve had with my partner.
General remarks:
- Our main goal was to enjoy nature, so we were okay with spending absolutely no time on the golden circle or in Reykjavik. Due to the weather, we ended up doing both anyway; but these would be the parts of the trip I would skip first. Coming from continental Europe, we had almost no jetlag and could safely start directly with our journey. With more jet lag, some more time to adapt is definitely a good idea.
- We rented a 2WD campervan from Star Car Rental and spent all but the final night on campsites. Our experience with Star Car was very good. The price was competitive and included unlimited mileage, additional driver and all necessary utensils (chairs, table, cooking stuff). We got picked up from the airport and were ready to go within 15’. When giving back the car, we got driven to our hotel without any inspection (we did have zero excess insurance).
- Mid-May to beginning of June was a very nice time to travel. The days are long (I’ve seen no darkness), almost all camping places are open, but the crowds at the highlights are small – except for the big boys in the south.
- We started our days quite early and therefore typically arrived during the afternoon at the campsites. The kitchen area, showers and laundry spaces were often free to use. Be prepared to go to campsites that have only 2 stoves and 1 shower. During prime time, expect some waiting times.
- We picked up around 100 € worth of cash – two campsites were cash-only, everything else was absolutely card-first / cash-free.
Useful ressources:
- Vedur and Safetravel: This sub is absolutely right. Learn how to read and anticipate the weather before you get there. We were there during two yellow warnings and these things are really no joke. It helps to have plenty of time to spontaneously adapt the schedule. And we’ve seen it all: blizzard in the West, hail up North, storm in the East and sun in the South.
- Google reviews & park4night: These were pretty accurate for the campsites. 4+ stars are no-brainers, 3+ depend on your needs (kitchen, shower, electricity) and less than 3 should be avoided. Also, remember to rate them yourself during/after your trip to increase the statistical significance ;)
- Google Maps/MyMaps: MyMaps was useful during our planning to fill with random highlights (waterfalls, hotpots, hikes, campsites) and to set up a rough itinerary. Google Maps is accurate on paved roads. On gravel roads, expect some significant delays. Maps calculates with 80 km/h, while you will probably never exceed 50 km/h. In the Westfjords, we guess-timated our times with 2 minutes per kilometer on the gravel roads. The Happy Campers Campsite Map as well as the Hot Pot Iceland Map were nice to have in the back-pocket to check with some time to spare whether something is close by.
- Polarsteps: This was a cute little App, which we used to keep family and friends informed. You can add pictures and some text to your highlights. This way, you don’t send the same picture into various chats and there is a location- and time-dependent context.
Cost: This is the per-person cost breakdown for our 21-day trip (20-day camper rental, 1 hotel stay, total 3’500€).
- Rental (zero excess insurance, additional driver): 1’135 €
- Flight (from continental Europe): 700 €
- Activities (Pools, Spas, Horse-riding, Kayak): 300 €
- Camping (pretty consistent 2’000 +- 500 ISK p.P.): 275 €
- Groceries (Bonus, Kronan, Netto): 255 €
- Coffee, Beers, Food in Restaurants: 260 €
- Petrol (420 € in total for roughly 3’600 km): 210 €
- Souvenirs: 180 €
- Ferries (into Westfjords and to Westman Islands): 95 €
- Hotel: 75 €
- Sundlaug and Spas: When camping in small towns, very often there will be a swimming pool close by. They are not expensive (around 1000 ISK pP) and a great way to relax after a long day. Also, it feels nice to take longer, hot showers without knowing people are waiting in line. We decided to go for some smaller premium spas and were very happy with all of them: Krauma was one of our first stops, the Forest Lagoon was incredible during evening hours and GeoSea was also fantastic. Re: nudity. It takes a bit to get used to, but its very refreshing to see this very open approach to nudity in the pools. No one cares, no one watches – just do your thing. It’s cool to see groups of friends at all age groups be so open about it. Certainly very different compared to continental Europe.
- As we had to skip the Eastfjords a bit due to storm, we had some time left at the end. We spent the last 3 nights on the Westman Islands. It was great to leave the car for a longer while and do everything by foot. There are plenty of things to do and the swimming pool is fantastic.
- Mulagljufur: Use Google Maps to find the exact location, as of now, there is no sign along the road. The canyon is very beautiful and we ended up hiking for almost three hours. Couldn’t get enough of the views.
- Glymur: The infamous log wasn’t placed when we were there, but the short hike to the cave and towards the canyon was absolutely worth it.
- Camping highlights: Melanes campsite at Raudasandur beach (Westfjords): incredible scenery, wild drive to get there; Thingeyri campsite (Westfjords): directly at the fjord, fantastic infrastructure (probably the best kitchen we’ve had) and IMHO a great alternative to the Tungudalur campsite in Isafjordur; 66.12 N campsite (near Husavik): insane ocean view, good infrastructure, one of the best sites along the diamond circle; Glamping&Camping (Westmann Islands): beautiful setting, good infrastructure.
Itinerary (Highlights: *, ** or ***)
Day 1: Arrival at KEF during the afternoon in pouring rain, set up campervan, first grocery stops at Bonus and Kronan, Dinner at Issi’s Fish&Chips*, Camp at Hjalli Kjos
Day 2: Glymur hike** (up to river, no log), Krauma Spa**, scenic drive into Snaefellsnes, Camp at Freezer Hostel
Day 3: Check out Snaefellsnes highlights, get to Stykkisholmur in the afternoon, Ferry Baldur to Brjanslaekur, Hellulaug hotpot*, drive to Melanes campsite*** on Raudasandur beach
Day 4: full day at Raudasandur, great hikes, another night at Melanes campsite.
Day 5: Long drive through westfjords. Highlights included the self-service fish station in Talknafjordur (amazing fisk bollur**), Dynjandi waterfall and Sandfell hike. Camping at Thingeyri*, relax in local swimming pool
Day 6: drive to Isafjordur, check out city (kind of underwhelming, but it was a national holiday; the brewery is nice), do some small hikes in the area. Camp at Tungudalur.
Day 7: very long drive out of westfjords towards Varmahlid. Hot dog stop in Holmavik and arrive at Lambeyri campsite (cash only)
Day 8: woke up with dead battery, but got jump start by campsite owner. Horseriding tour at Lytingsstadir* was very nice, drive to Akureyri, visit Forest Lagoon**. It was Saturday night when we visited, upon leaving we had police checking every driver for alcohol – so better hold off the pool-side bar ;) wanted to camp at Vaglaskogur but campsite wasn’t open. Went up until the CJA campsite in Laugar with a late-night stop at Godafoss (around 10pm, were the only people there)
Day 9: check out Myvatn area: Dimmuborgir hike, Hverir, Leirhnjukur hike**. Then continue to Dettifoss and camp at Asbyrgi. Late night hike to Asbyrgi ‘island’*.
Day 10: Hike in Asbyrgi canyon, continue to Husavik, visit GeoSea**, camp at 66.12N***
Day 11: long drive with very strong winds. We had to go back to Akureyri (optician to fix broken glasses), so went through Myvatn again with a quick stop at Grjotagja. Beautiful drive, weather was too bad for Studlagil canyon, so we continued all the way to Borgarfjordur eystri. Crazy winds during the night and we were happy that our car didn’t get blown away.
Day 12: unfortunately, no hikes in this beautiful area. Waited for storm to pass until lunchtime, visited harbor with puffins**, drive to Egilsstadir (hot dog stop), continue to Seydisfjordur (kind of underwhelming town, the drive is gorgeous though) and, due to weather forecast, continue all the way to Djupivogur campsite.
Day 13: Incredible drive from Djupivogur to Höfn, stops at Hvalnes and Jökulsarlon. Hike at Mulagljufur***, camp at Svenifell.
Day 14: early-morning hike in Skaftafell**, continue to Kirjubaersklausur for campsite. Had to skip Fjardrargljufur due to weather, visited local swimming pool.
Day 15: yellow warning again. Continued to Vik for Skool Beans Coffee*, quick stop at Reynisfjara beach (red alert was on, so we didn’t go further than the sign), continue to Skogarfoss and hike part of Fimmvorduhals*, camp in Selfoss – swimming pool was closed unfortunately.
Day 16: Weather forecast was very bad, so we spent the day in Reykjavik. Walked around town, grabbed some coffees and visiting the local Sundhöll*. Camp at Mosskogar** (cash-only)
Day 17: Golden circle: hike at Thingvellir, look at Geysir, skipped Delfoss. Camp in Selfoss again.
Day 18: quick stop at Seljalandsfoss, ferry to Westman islands. Set up camp at Glamping&Camping** for the next 3 nights. Visited Brothers Brewery*.
Day 19: Kayak tour with Kayak-and-Puffins-company***. Visited local swimming pool* (trampoline slide was very nice) and watched a local handball game.
Day 20: Hike along volcanoes and coast**, visit brewery again, go to puffin bay**
Day 21: Ferry back to mainland. Drive back towards KEF. Drop-off campervan and spent night in Konvin Hotel. Early morning shuttle to airport (we arrived about 2h early for our 7 am flight and had plenty of time).
Of course, I’m very happy to answer any questions you might have!
Hope this is helpful to some of you :)
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2023.06.07 11:23 mingdeer Things that keep making my eye twitch in Till the End of the Moon

I love till the end of the moon but some things keep making my eye twitch: the hair accessories, makeup, acting, slow reaction.
Why don't they remove the hair accessories when they want to sleep. Seeing Tantai Jin and Ye Xiwu sleep without removing their hair accessories and change clothes almost made me drop it. Those things are uncomfortable and I can't imagine someone sleeping with that load. Also, is it possible to go through life threatening situations or be jostled and not have your crown or hair accessories skewed? During the fighting scenes, everything was impeccable. I know they were trying to go for immaculate looks like how they describe in novels but it only works in novels and not movies/dramas. It looks embarrassing and stupid. I would understand if the crown of the males aren't skewed but not the females. The accessories sit delicately on the head and can be disturbed with a vigorous movement. It's even noticeable when they move that they try to be careful. Chinese elevate elegancy and poise but the way they(females) move doesn't show that but shows they are aware of the delicate position of their accessories.
The second is makeup. Why is their makeup always flawless. Even the smudge they get looks fake. I blame the makeup artist. I understand if it were the Gods and immortals but Tantai Jin and Ye Xiwu weren't immortals or Gods when this was happening.
People say the acting of the actress that acted Ye Xiwu is good but it's not to me. I noticed that she reacts slowly to situations and her facial expressions are just not right sometimes. And why does she behave like a dainty girl. I swear the way she acts grates on my nerves. I wish I know the exact word to use to describe it. I know she is just playing her role like how the scriptwriter or novel (I don't know if it was originally a novel) describes her but still...
I remember when Tantai Jin knelt in the snow for four days and when he fainted he wasn't treated with urgency. Ye Xiwu didn't even call a doctor and thought just soaking him in hot water will do. He has been kneeling for four days without water and not moving and you are telling me hot water will cure everything? Don't forget he is even malnourished. She even beat him after that and he developed a fever and she still didn't call a doctor to treat him. I would understand if Ye Xiwu wasn't favoured by her family but she is and calling a doctor won't affect her.
God, who spits up so much blood, cuts their wrist and lose a lot of blood, jumps into the sea and gets swept ashore and miraculously after a few chest and back thumping wakes up. Not only that, he still has the strength to lean on someone and walk to a shelter while still dripping blood from his wrist (I don't know why there is still blood in his blood stream) and seems fine without a doctor's intervention and have the strength again to have a clear minded conversation and roast fish.
I'm done 😭😭
I can't remember the other things I found annoying but these little things made me want to go into the drama and slap some people.
But I have to say: the CGI made me satisfied. It was not the best but it was good. I don't normally watch Chinese fantasy dramas because they never get the showcasing of powers right but this drama exceeded my expectation and it's the only thing keeping my interest. I always look forward to the fighting scenes.
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2023.06.07 11:22 RobJHayes Self Published Fantasy Releases – June 2023

Self Published Fantasy Releases – June 2023
You can find the original blog post, complete with all the shiny covers, here.
If you would like to be kept up to date with the upcoming lists, please subscribe to my newsletter by clicking this link. I don’t send out letters too often, pretty much once a month when this list goes out… and occasionally if I release a book or something.
As always, this is not a comprehensive list, but only includes all the books I have heard about so far.
If you have a fantasy novel you are self publishing in June or beyond, let me know by filling out THIS FORM, and I shall add it to the page. There are but 3 requirements:
1) It must be a self published fantasy novel.
2) It must have a Goodreads page.
3) It must have a cover.

1st June – The Pyres of Vengeance (Swords of Dominion #2) by N.C. Koussis

Epic Fantasy, Grimdark
After losing everything she knew, Selene struggles to keep hope alive. Terrifying threats from the capital test her in ways she never thought possible.
Richter can’t destroy himself or the corruption that lives in his body. He won’t let anything stop him from his mission, though – to kill every other werewolf on the Continent.
The Order of the Golden Sword cares not for the laws of men. They’ll do anything to wipe the lycanthrope haven of Palerme from existence. But no one has ever faced an army of werewolves before.

1st June – Tristan’s Regret (The Return of King Arthur #3) by Jacob Sannox

Urban Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Historical Fantasy
In the 5th century, Tristan and Isolde are at the mercy of the scheming Morgana Le Fay, who seeks to undermine King Arthur’s alliance with Cornwall. The consequences of their actions echo down the centuries and, in 2021, Arthur, Tristan and the Knights of the Round Table desperately hunt the last remaining followers of Malagant, an immortal ally of the dead sorceress. Will Arthur finally live up to his own legend, and can anything put an end to Tristan’s regret?

1st June – The Exile of Zanzibar (Railroad to Zanzibar #1) by Daniel Maidman

Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy
Claire built a device to fold space and time. It had a flaw…
When the smoke clears, she finds herself halfway across the world, thousands of years in the past, and no device in sight.
In bronze-age Florence, war has lasted for generations. All Claire wants to do is get home, but she’ll need help from the locals. She wins an ally in Marcus Diophantus, a pickpocket turned soldier turned general, who hopes to turn into something more than just her champion. Together, they broker peace between Florence and its enemy.
If Marcus is going to help Claire, he’ll have to survive. Peace has upset the balance of power in the capital city. The king stands increasingly alone against: the Constantines, a commercial enterprise as much as a clan, who aim to profit from peace as they have from war – the warrior nobles, descended from the founders of Florence and quick to turn against a weak throne – and Reburrus, the high priest of Florence, convinced Claire answers to hostile foreign gods. As the city comes to a boil, Claire and Marcus – and Marcus’s formidable army – will have to decide where their allegiance lies.
Claire becomes a reluctant participant in a savage campaign. While Marcus leads the battles, she tries to gain control of the unimaginably powerful Ctesiphôn – a ghost tower in the heart of Florence, shrouded in magic and myth.

1st June – Captain (All that Glitters #2) by Shalaena Medford

Grimdark, Gaslamp
Mere weeks have passed since Tsingsei “Song” Gould’s world fell into ashes. Now she must accept her role as captain of the Stars’ Bounty.
The crew returns to the skies to do what they do best: piracy. They travel the world, visiting new countries and finding an adventure wherever they go. In the frigid south, Song finds there are answers to her questions about kijæm…with a caveat. In the trading country, she gains confidence in her notoriety. In the exotic west, she makes a terrible mistake.
However, one of Song’s dearest friends has become a wanted man, and they must find a way to free him of the price on his head. Will she commit the highest crime in the world, or will she lose him to the gallows?

1st June – Buzzard’s Bowl (Tragedy of Cedain #2) by John Palladino

Epic Fantasy, Grimdark
Cedain continues to collapse.
Ashmount’s destruction shatters the Magicai while the culprits responsible continue sabotaging the world. All the while, the next season of Buzzard’s Bowl begins and Edelbrock, in his constant fight for survival, desires a vengeance he can only find in the arena.
Seradal and Villic find themselves in the middle of a war between Remeria and the Camel Clans, and may end up on opposing sides, while the threat of Calrym looms over all of them.
At the behest of the woman he loves, Demri finds himself thrown into the Elkavich, a not-so-secret order of Magicai who are intent upon fixing the world.
Ashen, a former urchin rescued by a noble with selfish aspirations, works to dismantle the nobility of Calrym.
Death is assured to all who walk the world, the only unknown is when they will perish.

1st June – On Winds of Ruin (The Deimachy #2) by Lincoln Law

A friendship betrayed. An unfamiliar land. The winds of ruin blow.
Roisin is still reeling from events at the end of A Crown of Blood. She feels lost, broken and alone in the world. Torn with what to do next, Roisin chooses to make the fateful trip across the Skybinder border into enemy territory in the hopes of gaining new allies for the fight against the Soulmongers. At her side is her fox companion, Vulpo; the last of the Bloodsingers, Mei; and a Skybinder of questionable allegiance named Giack.
However, Roisin’s actions draw the attention of the Skybinder nobility, entrapping her into political machinations with deadly outcomes.
Piritta, newly reborn Soulmonger, is tasked with the search for the final member of the Soulmonger Triumvirate to lead the army to victory.
And Kaori, leader of the Soulmongers, is given her own task, granting her more power than she could have ever imagined.
The choices these young women must make will tear them apart, fracture them all, leaving cracks for something darker to seep in. And in the end, only the one with the strongest resolve will endure.

1st June – The Nameless Restaurant by Tao Wong

Urban Fantasy, Cozy Fantasy
There is a restaurant in Toronto. Its entrance is announced only by a simple, unadorned wooden door, varnished to a beautiful shine but without paint, hidden beside dumpsters and a fire escape. There is no sign, no indication of what lies behind the door. If you do manage to find the restaurant, the décor is dated and worn. Homey, if one were to be generous. The service is atrocious, the proprietor a grouch. The regulars are silent, brooding, and unfriendly to newcomers. There is no set menu, alternating with the whim and whimsy of the owner. The selection of wine and beer is sparse or non-existent at times, and the prices for everything outrageous. There is a restaurant in Toronto that is magically hidden, whose service is horrible, but whose food is divine. This is the story of the Nameless Restaurant.

4th June – Gold, Lock and Key (Grimdark Fairytales #1) by E.J. Doble

“All it needs, is a bit of tenacity… and three little bears.”
Goldie, an outlaw and contract hunter of the Baron’s State, accepts a new assignment from her employer to find an old cabin in the woods, home to three ‘shapeshifters’ who can morph into bears. Considered to be little more than a myth, Goldie assumes at first that the shapeshifters are an exaggeration – but with the sizeable bounty her employer is offering, she soon realises there may be more truth in it than she realised.
And that isn’t the only thing on her mind: she discovers her main rival – a manipulative and incredibly cunning trapper named Southey – has also taken on the contract, and will be contending for the same bounty she so fervently desires. Having waited many long years to have her revenge and outsmart Southey for past mistakes, Goldie sees the new contract as a perfect opportunity to do so. All she has to do is play her cards just right.
And kill three bears…

4th June – Waybound (Cradle #12) by Will Wight

Progression/Cultivation, Epic Fantasy
Years ago, Lindon left his home as a powerless Unsouled. Now, he goes to war with the most powerful beings in the world over the future of Cradle itself.
The Weeping Dragon has a grudge to settle, and Lindon intends to take out the Dreadgod with his friends by his side. But rival Monarchs know his plans, and they won’t let things end so easily.
If Lindon does win, he will ascend to the heavens. But he may not find a safe haven there either.
In the worlds above, Suriel and Ozriel face off against the Mad King to determine the new shape of the cosmos. The victor will decide the fate of countless universes.
Whether he wins or dies, Lindon will soon leave this life behind.

6th June – Champions of Light (The Light Series #1) by Althea Damgaard

Epic Fantasy
Rhoanda runs away when her father betrays her trust by arranging her marriage without telling her. She had freedom to be herself, unlike her sisters, but in the end, she should have expected this. Winter still hangs on in the mountains, unlike the beach she left, and it could be another month until the pass to the west opens. Her funds run out and the city guard catches her stealing. Instead of a cell, they take her to the Cathedral of Light, which rivals a fortress. There she learns the truth about the Light while trying to hide who she really is. Her parents, who embrace the Dark, have the power to take over the mountain kingdom and could use her as the excuse to do so.
Sergeant Vern can’t shake his desire to drink nor his anger at the Lord of Light for the disease that crippled and killed his sister at a young age. The cathedral lets him work with the class of deviants under his alias, but time is running out. The worse spring thaw of the century arrives and despite the great Cathedral of Light, the Dark has found a deep root in the kingdom. Worse, prophecies of the spiritual war manifesting in the physical come true as a mural changes before their eyes and its images step into their lives. Vern needs to accept the truth that sets him free of the curse cast upon his family so he can step into his true role. A truth that his sister professed about the Light through all her pain unto her last breath when angels took her home.
Will their faith in the Light be enough to overcome their trials and save a kingdom?

6th June – imPerfect Curse (The imPerfect Cathar #2) by C.N. Rowan

Urban Fantasy
I’m exhausted. Done in. Needing a stiff drink and about a week’s sleep. But that’s not going to happen.
Because Franc is dying, struck by a curse placed on him by the Sistren Of Bordeaux, one of the most powerful groups of Talented in France. And because of our deal, it’s on me to find out what the hell is going on, and how Franc has offended the Sistren. Apart from by simply existing, of course.
Except a simple trip to Bordeaux turns into a living nightmare as the past comes back to not just haunt me but to kick me square in the nuts, and I’m sent to the one place no Talented ever wants to go. Where those with magic either vanish or get ruined, left as nothing but empty husks.
This time, it might not be the world at risk.
It might be my very soul.

6th June – Lira by Armanis Ar-Feinial

Grimdark, Horror
Lira is an innocent little girl, struggling to survive in a cruel, heartless world. As her father dies, she is left to fend for herself. Each day is a desperate and exhausting search for food, scouring through the Abyss, the only home she knows. Acute awareness does not always protect her from the very real risk of cannibalization or worse– being abducted. This is a horrifying reality that no child should have to face in a brutally poetic tale

6th June – Girl Squad Volition (Volta Academy Chronicles #2) by Maya Lin Wang

Progression/Cultivation, YA
Magical girls, mystery, and martial arts!
After transforming for the first time, Wren starts class at Aurin Academy, a floating school where students from across the dimensions train to defend the sovereign planets of the Kiloverse from the Cosmic horrors beyond.
From learning to fly, to discovering her magical aptitude, to dealing with a trident-wielding water Volta who inexplicably wants her dead, to navigating the fraught politics of her first mission with the squad, Wren has her work cut out for her!

13th June – Fat Witch Summer – Lizzy Ives

YA, Cozy Fantasy
Dumplin’ meets The Craft in this body-positive fantasy novel for fans of summer road trips, female friendship, and magic.
Sixteen-year-old Thrash doesn’t enchant eyeliner over her lids or clear her acne with magic. She is plus-size, but she doesn’t hate what she sees in the mirror—that’s the realm of her mother, Osmarra, a slim and elegant Glamour witch. When Thrash unexpectedly breaks a mirror with her mind, she discovers she has a knack for magic and will receive one of the three sanctioned Gifts: Glamour, Growth, or Sight. The only problem is that mothers choose the Gifts, and Osmarra is convinced that the Gift of Glamour will fix her daughter’s looks.
When Thrash fails to persuade Osmarra to accept her as she is, a trio of cool witches who call themselves The Lunes offer her an out. Their leader, fiery and charismatic Cresca, recruits Thrash for a road trip to New Salem University, where the girls plan to steal their own Gifts. As Thrash crosses the magical Thirteen States of America, Osmarra hot on her heels, she discovers bewitched diners, haunted tourist traps, and a secret about the Gifts that will change the Thirteen States forever.

16th June – When the Stars Alight (The Essence of the Equinox #1) by Camilla Andrew

A maiden of the stars. A monster from the shadows. A collision that rewrites their worlds.
Princess Laila Rose is a fallen star in human form. A beloved guardian to humanity. Yet in spite of these fantastical origins, she has never much believed in prophecies. That’s why when a demon of apocalyptic legend is presented to her in a block of ice, she feels fascination rather than fright.
Curiosity kindles into mutual desire once he breaks free of his captivity. Far from the rampaging beast of mass destruction everyone expects—he is monstrously handsome, deviously articulate and alluringly mysterious, a prince among his kind. Eager to discover his origins, Laila travels from her idyllic seaside realm into a land of unspeakable horrors, relying on her wits to survive her journey. She arrives aiming to establish peaceful contact with the aid of the besotted prince.
However, it becomes clear that the heartless demon king does not desire peace at all, only war and conquest. When diplomacy fails, Laila turns to the king’s suave and manipulative bastard son in the hopes that she can inspire both him and his trueborn brother to go against their father. But soon it is her heart she must keep from being torn between their centuries-old dangerous rivalry.

16th June – The Orb and the Airship (Turrim Archive #1) by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

Steampunk, Cozy Fantasy
A rogue airship captain. An ambitious youth. A clash of powers beyond their imagination.
With scholarships to a prestigious military school, Grayden and Wynn are thirsty for adventure. But the night before they leave, they discover the mysterious Dalmir and his arcane orb in the forsaken tower outside of town. The old man, who seems to have a wealth of knowledge of what came before and yet so little of the now, insists on accompanying them as they travel to the academy.
Meanwhile, all pirate Captain Marik wants is to keep to the skies, take his due, and care for his crew. Then a straightforward pillaging mission on a ship of fresh academy students leads to betrayal from one of his own and an unlikely friendship forged by necessity.
Yet this new alliance stirs up ancient foes and a conflict too terrible to ignore. Despite Grayden’s inexperience and Marik’s skepticism, working together with Dalmir is their only option.
The fate of the world depends on it.


17th June – Molten Flux (Flux Catastrophe #1) by Jonathan Weiss

Epic Fantasy, Sci-Fantasy
As the freshest conscript aboard the walking fortress of Revance, Ryza forges a name for himself in battle. The enemy are the smelters, bandits that trade in reanimated corpses. But for Ryza, the bloodshed represents a path of redemption for an upbringing he’s just escaped.
His prowess with a rifle draws the interest of the Locusts, a clandestine faction within Revance’s ranks. It turns out that not all aboard the fortress seek to stamp out the plague of molten flux, the mysterious liquid metal that fills the bodies of the dead and makes them walk again.
Some seek to profit.
The reanimated corpses —known as autominds— are used to control enormous contraptions of magnetically enchanted metal, forming the backbone of The Droughtland’s factories. The only thing stopping the smelters from expanding their illicit industry is Revance.
The Locusts make Ryza an offer. Either help overthrow Revance to do the smelter’s bidding or reveal his father’s legacy as the very thing Ryza now fights against.
The former is unthinkable. The latter means death.
Ryza resolves to infiltrate them and expose the mutiny, plunging him back into the murky underworld of the smelters, testing his convictions, and even leading him to the ancient origins of molten flux itself.

18th June – Enchanted Flames ANTHOLOGY (Enchanted Anthologies #3) by Various Authors

If you play with fire, you might get burned…
Dig into this magical collection of short stories and discover among the embers ten fiery fantasy tales to set your heart ablaze.
Sneak past the ancient dragon as you steal from his hoard of gold and escape with the crown jewels. Journey deep into the Salamander Kingdom and follow the wyverns as they help the woodwitch to find the cure. Walk over earth scorched by a post-apocalyptic sun on a quest for survival, and find out why the firebird only eats golden apples. Watch the phoenix rise from the ashes and root for the golden dragon to woo his demigoddess in the Magic Kingdom.


20th June – Guild of Magic (NYC Questing Guild) by Jon Auerbach

Urban Fantasy
Joining the Guild was only the beginning. Now Jen’s next quest could spell life or death.
Jen Jacobs thought she was in over her head when she first discovered the secret Quest Board and the world of alchemy and magic hiding just out of sight in New York City. But after a ghost from her mentor Beatrice Taylor’s past nearly kills the two of them, Jen finds herself on the cusp of joining the fabled Guild. Except now Beatrice has gone missing, leaving Jen alone to face the shadowy organization and its 11 members by herself.
If that wasn’t enough, the Guild’s chairman forces Jen to complete yet another dangerous quest to prove that she belongs: stealing a long-lost vial of Dragon’s blood that is the key ingredient to recreating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.
As Jen’s past mistakes begin to catch up with her, she’ll need to muster all of her ingenuity to survive in the cutthroat world of ancient Relics, magical dynasties, and a possible immortal secretly directing things from behind the scenes.

21st June – Hierachy of the Unseen by B. Pigeon & Fell A. Marsh

Epic Fantasy
Demons and humans are locked in endless struggle.
This is an intrinsic fact of nature. The demons believe their salvation lies in bleeding humanity of the life-force called light, while the humans are equally determined to defend it.
Within the sprawling empire of Lu-nevet, the two sides have settled into an uneasy peace, employing less violent tactics. But this peace can only hold for so long.
The state religion of Lukeira sends devout demon hunter Mitzli deep into the borderlands to bless the victims of demonic pranks. Once they arrive, however, they find unexpected signs of violence. They team up with irreligious hunter Veleiry to investigate—and the destruction the two uncover is an ominous sign of what’s to come.
Meanwhile, shiftless demon Kor falls under the scrutiny of his vampiric commander, Mant—meaning he must actually do the work of tormenting humans, rather than taking credit from his now-ex-partner Yez. Slowly, he begins to realize that the demons’ strategy is shifting, and may be heading down a path he cannot follow.
Mitzli and Kor will have to betray their respective factions if they want to put an end to the violence before it escalates. But the two of them, both outcasts among their own kind, are the only ones who know the truth. How can they protect the world if no one will listen?

27th June – Temper the Dark by L. Ryan Storms

Epic Fantasy, YA
Servant girl Alaris Kahlanik finds out about her family’s gift the hard way when she discovers her ability to dreamwalk after being condemned to the Cells. With thoughts of escape, she uses her newfound ability to spy on the emperor and his secret search for something important. Nothing the emperor wants could possibly be good for the people he rules, and so whatever the emperor is looking for, Alaris must find first.
Throlani Guardsman Kagan Liis has served the Empire since Emperor Patuk’s reign began eight years ago. He can also communicate with a vicious oracle referred to only as the Darkness. When the Darkness tasks Kagan with investigating the Servant girl in the Cells, Kagan takes on a special mission that will require more than his usual interrogation methods of brute strength and intimidation.
From vastly different echelons of the same tribal society, Alaris and Kagan are surprised to learn they share one important goal—ensuring the best for the people of their island nation. Alaris discovers what the emperor is looking for — a dragon! But warning a senile dragon against impending danger is no easy task. Together, Alaris and Kagan must save a forgetful dragon and a divided nation…which may mean giving up any hope of saving themselves.

30th June – Quin of Light (The Quins of Sarcaren #1) by Mark Parker

Epic Fantasy, YA
The quins of Sarcaren have awoken. . .
Auri. Gifted with power over lightning that fascinates and frightens her in equal measure, power she must bring to the fore when horror strikes her people.
Torren and Aaran. Twins with growing mastery over the physical and the mental. A potent mix of brains and brawn, both vying for the approval of the kingdom’s greatest warrior.
Koshi. Beset with sickness caused by the fire that threatens to burn her from the inside.
And Caetan. The youngest prince of Sarcaren who bends water to his desire but whose will and words are shackled by a devastating sorceress.
Alone, they pose little threat. Separated at birth – mere pawns to be used by the city of Sarcaren as an unknown enemy rumbles in the north. Alone, they are mere children caught in a dangerous and confusing world of betrayal and fear.
Together, they are bound by a curse that will one day kill them all.
Together, they will devastate kingdoms.
Space for more...
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2023.06.07 11:21 M0r1d1n Downsized and put most in storage, yet still feels full

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2023.06.07 11:20 OXD Why is /r/ToyotaCrown going dark from June 12-14th? How will this change affect regular users? More info here.

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, many subreddits will use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action. NOTE: While we are currently only participating in the 2-day black out, this situation is constantly changing.

What can you do?

Complain. Message the mods of, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at ModCoord- but please don't pester mods you don't know by simply spamming their modmail.
Boycott and spread the Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.
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2023.06.07 11:19 dscbyemudhra IoT Use Cases for Digital Signatures

In today's rapidly advancing digital landscape, ensuring trust, authentication, and security is of paramount importance. eMudhra, a leading pioneer in digital transformation, has emerged as a trailblazer in the realm of digital signatures and certificates. With a firm focus on driving the adoption of end-to-end digitization, we are propelling toward a paperless future. In a recent interview, Kaushik Srinivasan, the Senior Vice President, Product Development, eMudhra, shed light on the company's plans and cutting-edge products, including intriguing use cases for digital signatures in the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Building Trust and Authentication

Our core mission revolves around establishing trust and authenticity in the digital realm. As the global certifying authority with a prestigious web trust accreditation, eMudhra issues digital certificates that instill users with confidence in the genuineness and integrity of websites. With over 16 million digital certificates issued, eMudhra's reputation as a global certification authority is unparalleled.

Transforming India and Beyond

eMudhra's impact extends far beyond Indian borders. In India, the company has played a pivotal role in supporting e-government initiatives, collaborating with tax authorities, revenue authorities, law administrations, and the Central Bank. eMudhra is also spearheading paperless transformations in the banking sector, working closely with Indian and international banks.
Furthermore, renowned IT giants like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys have chosen eMudhra's platform to facilitate their enterprise-wide paperless transformations, particularly within legal and human resource departments. This testament to reliability and expertise showcases our prominence in the corporate landscape.
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2023.06.07 11:13 Shytitmouse Apartments not enforcing disabled parking spaces?

Greetings denizens of the web. I've come to you in need. I am a tenant of an apartment complex in the state of Arkansas. I was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2020 and lost a leg (below knee amputation). It is my opinion that there are too few parking spaces for the number of tenants that these apartments can house. There are disabled parking spaces provided, however they're treated like any other spot. I work nights, so I come rolling in late and all the spots are taken rather consistently. The spaces have the paint on the ground and the typical signs on posts directly in front of the spaces. The closest space to my door is coincidentally directly under the brightest street light at the complex. So people know what they're doing. And I sympathize. I've spent the last two years biting my lip and walking the distance from the next nearest open space, handicap or otherwise. I'd guess around 150+ feet. They raised my rent nearly $100 one month before my lease renewal, so I kinda got pinched there. But, that was the last of my patience. So I've called the offices to make a formal complaint regarding the issue. I've resigned myself to call every time, every day someone without tags or placards is parked in the space. Just the space I'm interested in. I'm not playing hall monitor here, going around the complex auditing every handicap space. I'm also calling at all hours of the night, cuz that's when I'm up. Of course the call goes straight to a machine. "this call may be recorded or monitored for training purposes" "a member our our staff will get back with you during our next business hours" kinda thing. I state my name, apartment number, and the reason for calling. Ending with a polite "thank you for your time". I've got 5+ years here, and hated every day of it. But housing/rent crisis in America, am I right? Any who. I started calling this month (June). I've called and left 5 messages in 7 days so far and have received no response. I know I'm asking for eviction, but at this point any hill looks good to die on. I was just looking to prepare for the backlash and further educate myself on what rights I have and what responsibilities (if any) my overlords are legally bound to. Thanks much.
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