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2023.06.03 13:14 Rick_And_Moranis The Degenerates of Hogwarts Dynasty Startup - 16-team Contract/Salary Cap League, Full IDP Rosters on Fleaflicker, $50 Buy-In (Leaguesafe), Harry Potter Themed

"Yer a Degenerate Harry"
Starting up a Harry Potter themed 16-team Dynasty Contract league. Here are some of the details:
Here's a link to the full Rules & Bylaws:
Here's a link to the google sheet with Contract Tracking:
Looking start Inaugural Draft as soon as league is filled. Comment below or DM me if interested!
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2023.06.03 12:35 Moonlight_Lilac Bridal party getting ready robe colours?

Not a big deal at all but just wanted some reassurance.
So for the morning of my wedding I bought myself and my two maid & matrons of honours, getting ready robes in my theme/favourite colour lilac. Their robes have just their name on the back and not their tittle as I want them to be able to reuse and wear them again. And mine has my name and “bride” on the back.
I then realised I should have gotten myself a white one so I can stand out in pics. And went into a spiral of googling getting ready pics and saw most of the time the bride is usually in white or a different style to stand out.
I have a button down pj set that is white and says bride on it that I could wear for photos so it’s not a big deal I guess. I just slightly feel like I did a dumb dumb, wasted money and should have gotten a white robe :(
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2023.06.03 12:03 chillypotahtoh 230603 BANGBANGCON 2023 Part 2 (8PM KST/ 11AM UTC)

Hello again lovelies!
Welcome to part 2 of BANGBANGCON 2023!
As a part of the 10th year anniversary of BTS, BigHit will be streaming past BTS concerts for free. This is part 2! To check out the reactions/discussion from part 1, head on over here!
Hope you were able to get some rest in between livestreams! Enjoy the show!


Where to watch:


BTS Map of the Soul ON:E

  • Map of the Soul ON:E (stylized in all caps) were two pay-per-view streaming concerts by BTS to promote their Map of the Soul series, including their sixth mini album, Map of the Soul: Persona and their fourth studio album, Map of the Soul: 7.
  • The concerts were held both on October 10, 2020 and October 11, 2020 online at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.
  • The concerts were originally planned to be held both in-person and online but due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, it was only held online.
  • The concerts had a record-breaking 993,000 paid viewers from a total of 191 regions.


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2023.06.03 11:23 HeOnceWas [online] [5e] DM looking to get back into playing, looking for chill People to join my game

Game system: Dungeons and Dragons 5e.
Style of play: Campaing, casual, preferably long.
Day/Time: Anything but the weekends, my time zone is EEST.
Session length: 3-4 hours preferably .
Platform: Discord and roll20.
Players: 3-6.
Experience required: None, I'd be more than happy to be your first DM but experience is always appreciated.
About me:
Hello, I'm kveb a 19 year old DM with a love for world building, I've been playing DND for almost 7 years on and off. I'm trying to get back into DND after taking a long break, I'm looking for a group of chill people I can play with once or twice a week and possibly be friends with if we click right. My style of play is casual, I'm not a rules demon and will occasionally bend the rules a bit to let you shine, I won't be trying to kill you at all times but I also won't go too easy to character deaths might occur, I like to have a balance of RP and COMBAT making sure to include at least one battle in each session but do tend to favor RP a bit. I do have an accent so if that bothers you I'd advise to keep scrolling. Also I'm part of the LGBTQ so no homophobes.
About the campaign:
The campaign will be low fantasy and somewhat seafaring as it will take place in a world where pirates, marines and treasure hunting are very prevalent, you won't be forced to partake in pirate like activities but you will have to occasionally use a boat to get from place to place.
If you have any questions about me or the campaign leave them in the comments and I'll reply as soon as I can.
Also complete this forum please.
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2023.06.03 11:05 Just_Juice85 Can someone guide me to speed up my wordpress site?

I’ll start by saying I’m not a developer. I don’t code either, I’d be about a 5/100 skill level there, so not a zero but still quite paltry.
I’ve made a site in Wordpress as a means to test a project and I’m finding it’s just loading slowly. It’s simple in that it’s two pages (front page and a second page that has the main bits on it) and both aren’t doing too well speed wise.
It’s not an intensive site with lots of features, page one is more like a splash page and page two has a map plugin where you can search for services using Google Maps. No logins, no accounts, no subscribers etc etc.
I use WP Rest Cache which has a regeneration interval set as twice daily (default setting).
I’ve just implemented Cloudflare on their pro subscription though I’m unable to properly setup their APO plugin on Wordpress so far due to an account verification issue. Without the APO plugin this has sped up the load time a bit but it’s still lacking.
I have my PHP memory limit sitting at 2048M with time limit and max input time both at 120.
I think the problem is with these two aspects on the front page though I’m speculating. The first being that I use a slider with a single slide – it’s just used as it’s the only thing I found that will let me put a particular animation on some text. The slider is Depicter and I get the feeling it has a slow initial load.
The second thing on the front page is that I’ve tried to put in a background video into the slider itself. I had a 15 second MP4 that was about 50mb but I couldn’t use it because I needed it to be a circular shape so the only way I could figure out to achieve that was to convert to a GIF which dropped the filesize to about 18mb which is better but still really big for a page yeah? The background image for the front page is 200kb.
So I’m hoping when I can get the cloudflare issue sorted and install their APO plugin it will help to speed things up even more but surely there would be things I should consider outside of that to be squeezing out the most performance I can get, I just don’t know what those things are.
I’ve noticed in the Site Health section I have two critical issues related to performance one being “An active PHP session was detected” and the second being “The REST API encountered an error”. Could these things be contributing to the page load speed issues? Sadly I don’t know what they relate to or how I would go about discovering that.
GTMetrix gives me a D grade with 59% Performance and 80% Structure. Largest Contentful Paint seems to fluctuate between 3.6 – 11 seconds depending on what time of day I check it.
Any suggestions for things I can do to improve this?
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2023.06.03 11:02 ShadesOfRomeo How can I earn money by selling photos online?

How can I earn money by selling photos online?
Droll Pics - Get cash for your Photos
Selling photos online can be a viable way to earn money, and there are several avenues you can explore to monetize your photography. Here are some steps you can take to get started:
Choose Your Niche: Determine the specific genre or subject of photography you want to focus on. It could be landscapes, portraits, nature, food, lifestyle, or any other category that interests you and has market demand.
Build a Portfolio: Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your best work. Select high-quality, visually appealing images that highlight your skills and unique style. Your portfolio will serve as a showcase to attract potential buyers.
Choose an Online Platform: Research and select an online platform where you can sell your photos. Some popular platforms include stock photography websites like Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, iStock, or specialized photography marketplaces like Etsy or 500px. Each platform has its own submission guidelines, pricing models, and terms, so choose the one that aligns with your goals.
Understand Licensing and Copyright: Familiarize yourself with licensing options for selling your photos. Common types include Royalty-Free (RF) and Rights-Managed (RM). Understand the terms and restrictions associated with each license and decide which one is suitable for your work. Additionally, ensure that you have a good understanding of copyright laws to protect your intellectual property.
Prepare and Submit Photos: Follow the guidelines provided by the chosen platform to prepare and submit your photos for review. Pay attention to technical requirements, file formats, metadata, and keywording to optimize the discoverability of your images.
Promote Your Work: Actively promote your photos to increase visibility and attract potential buyers. Utilize social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to showcase your work, engage with your audience, and drive traffic to your portfolio. Consider creating a website or blog to establish your online presence and showcase your portfolio.
Continuously Improve: Regularly assess the performance of your photos and adapt your strategy accordingly. Monitor sales, analyze customer feedback, and identify trends or popular themes to inform your future work. Keep learning and refining your skills to produce high-quality and marketable images.
Explore Other Revenue Streams: In addition to selling photos directly, you can also consider other avenues for monetizing your photography. This may include offering prints, creating photography courses or tutorials, conducting workshops, or providing photography services for clients.
Remember, building a successful photography business takes time, dedication, and continuous effort. It's important to research the market, understand customer needs, and consistently produce high-quality images that stand out. With persistence and a strong portfolio, you can increase your chances of earning money by selling photos online.
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2023.06.03 11:00 JamesBummed Neck/jaw related brain fog update

Hey folks,
It's been 8 months since my last post and I've been messaged a few times so I thought I owe an update. After Fall college semester last year, I used the winter break to get back on track of improvement-- daily jogs/workout/PT, eating healthier, limiting meaningless hedonism, reading and playing the guitar daily, and setting goals and aligning my activities towards achieving them. I had two of the best months I had in recent memory, where I was feeling energetic, my mind felt like it was working, and I was hardly thinking about my neck. Then comes Spring semester and internship, I go back to growing complacent and abandoning my daily routines, pain and inflammation coming back, getting disappointed in myself and being depressed, going back to bad habits and vices, etc. It's been a common theme in my life that a good momentum I worked hard for erodes slowly at first then collapses all at once, rinse and repeat. I'm not discouraged however, in fact hopeful, as I'm experiencing real, even some unexpected improvements:
Most of these plagued me most of my life, even before having brain fog symptoms. My neck isn't perfect, I still feel pinched/inflamed time to time especially when I'm stressed, but a short rest or icing would usually relieve, and in the worst case I can always visit my chiropractor. At this moment, my jaws are causing me more problems, as chewing sometimes becomes awfully painful and sometimes I get the dreadful, uncomfortable numb feeling that comes from my jaws being misplaced and pushing into muscles, etc. Thankfully they usually go away pretty quickly, but I worry if it means my neck/jaw's more prone to misplacement which can get worse as I start doing martial arts again. Regarding my jaws, I plan to visit a TMJ specialist/orthodontist for consultation.
I haven't been able to uphold my promise of attempting to eliminate sources of brain fog I do have control over, which includes diet, regular exercise, abstaining from vices and mindless consumption, and living a healthy happy life in general, so until my next post I will do my best to see how I feel once I get all the pieces of the puzzle together. I can't advise to do the same things I did, but the best advise I can give is to never give up, keep researching, observing your symptoms, and trying new things to heal. I was bed-ridden, suicidal, hopeless as to whether I'll ever get better as recently as last year. Now, while not perfect, I feel healthy enough to start building my life as I wish, and just this fact makes me so happy I'm alive.
Let me know if you have any questions I didn't get to cover in this post.
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2023.06.03 10:59 Traditional_Ear5237 My story: I was day trading for 9 months, then I wrote an AI trading bot…

After selling my business in 2021 I decided to take up day trading crypto full time. It was clear to me that technical skills are 20% and psychology is 80% of the day trading game. For 9 months I was studying and trading for a total of 15 hours per day. Went absolute psycho on my regiment. Being of a scientific mindset I studied my personal behavior as that of a lab rat. Some experiments involved collecting a lot of data. In one I was writing every single emotion and through I had for 5 days of trading and then analyzing the data to come up with more and more strategies. My eventual regiment consisted of an outloud read of 15 slide presentation with priming text setting the thinking patterns right, and combining it with 6 meditations per day. There were additional things I did during the trade but perhaps that would be too much for a single post.
My PnL looked like the following. I was losing money for the first 2 months in a downsloping curve. Then I stabilized for 3-4 months neither making nor losing. And for the remaining months I began upward sloping making 5-7% monthly. I continued to apply first principles thinking on everything and arrived at a lot of processed data, not only psychology but the market behavior as well.
At one point I noticed that I could quantify the components of a multi day or a multi hour breakout pattern. When you can quantify something and collect data there is always a prediction algorithm waiting to be written. That is exactly what I did. Collected the data on over 300 breakouts and wrote a small program attempting to predict the outcome of a breakout pattern. Is it going to break the prior high? or is it going to downward slope and die? After battle testing the algorithm in my trading I realized that it beat me like a 10 year old beats a 5 year old. It knew better than I did. I was even frustrated. 9 months of price watching and a thing I wrote in 3 weeks can do better? Great.
This marked the moment where I realized that a robot 🤖 is just better. The reason we do not have BNF level trading bots, or Grittani level trading bots, or Paul Tudor Jones level trading bots is the following - humans are great at pattern recognition and yet suck at trade management [emotions] and robots suck at pattern recognition but are excellent at trade management [hard coded]. So in order for us to have a trading bot that outperforms the best humans in trading we ought to have a bot that can pattern recognize better or at least on par with a human and the hard coded trade management will do the rest.
I don’t remember the next 3 months very well because I fell into a limbo of obsessive machine learning paper reading and training the predictor models for BTC/USDT pair. It was just daily failure and and expensive electricity bills. I collected computers from everyone in the family and wrote code to train different DNNs and tree based machine learning models 24/7 in hopes of finding an architecture that would work. By the way, most papers you can find on google scholar are absolute BS, they are not generalizing results on unseen market. Tried it, done it, does not work.
So yeah, nothing worked, algorithms sucked. It appears that writing an AI to predict the market is very difficult. At one point it seemed impossible. I was ready to leave the project be, but I gave myself a week before I would do that. By some f***ing miracle just when I was ready to hang the towel I arrived at the architecture that showed promise. And it got better, and better, and better and even better. Long story short 2 months after that I had a ready fully automated crypto trading bot that showed good results on the simulator. I stress test the system by giving it the hardest period to trade on, namely the BTC bear market. In my opinion the hardest test the system could do is try to trade only longs on a BTC bear market while it was diving 78% down and trying to make money.Only the models which pass this test are considered for further screening and optimization. I do not want to arrive at a random chance scenario here, the more challenging the testing conditions the more likely results will continue to generalize.
I launched it with real money and in 2 months it made 55% on my capital. It is trading BTC/USDT pair with x5 leverage. Trades only longs for now. Based on machine learning brains and hard coded trade management taking best practices from top traders. The machine is built to self reeducate periodically taking in new available data and learning from past behavior. Best thing about it is that it requires close to no supervision, I do look at how it is doing from time to time and whether the web connection had no flaws. But yeah. It works.
Already building the second more advanced version. Thinking of most likely turning it into a company as I want to load this one with as much cash as I possibly can.
I did not expect to arrive at this. I thought I will just be hand trading. But hey, life gave me this chance and this technology. Going to follow that and continue to innovate on the bot. AI truly is powerful
Thank you for completing this long read. Cheers!
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2023.06.03 10:52 theonlygeminice 🎤 AS8 Alternate Universe - Episode 5: "Snatch Game of Love - All Stars Season 8" (Challenge) 📸

🎤 AS8 Alternate Universe - Episode 5:

Episode 4: "Screen Queens"

Ladies, I have made my decision...
Asia O'Hara, you are a winner, baby! Shannel, thank you for the lipsync. You may join the other girls.
Asia, which queen have you chosen to get the chop?
Asia reveals the lipstick which is
As it is written, so it shall be done. April, you are and always be a star. Now, sashay away.
Later in the Werkroom, it is revealed that the majority of The Group also chose to send April home.

Episode 5: "Snatch Game of Love - All Stars Season 8"

Synopsis: Love is in the air as the queens serve up their flirtiest celebrity impersonations for guest judges Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers in the romantic and raucous “Snatch Game of Love.” But, before the queens hit the runway, the Werkroom is rocked by a game-changing shocker.
Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game of Love
Runway Theme: Ruveal Yourself


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2023.06.03 10:09 aakar-pools Why Investing in a Swimming Pool is Worth it for You and Your Family's

Why Investing in a Swimming Pool is Worth it for You and Your Family's
Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to beat the heat than by taking a refreshing dip in your very own swimming pool? Not only do pools provide an escape from the scorching sun, but they also offer numerous health benefits for you and your family. From physical fitness to mental well-being, investing in a swimming pool can bring happiness and relaxation into your daily routine. In this blog post, we'll explore why owning a pool is worth it for both your health and overall enjoyment of life. Plus, we'll give you tips on how to choose the right pool for your family's needs and how to maintain it properly. Let's dive in.

Benefits of Swimming Pools

Swimming pools offer a wide range of benefits to both adults and children, making them an excellent investment for your overall health and well-being. For starters, swimming is an effective form of exercise that can help improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and endurance. Not only does it work out the entire body without putting too much strain on any one area or joint, but it's also low-impact and easy on the joints. Owning a pool is also an excellent way to encourage family time together while enjoying some fresh air in the comfort of your backyard. Kids love playing in the water with parents or friends while parents appreciate being able to keep an eye on their kids at all times. Having access to your own personal pool means you don't have to deal with crowded public areas where social distancing may be challenging during peak season - giving you peace of mind when it comes to safety concerns!

1. Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is one of the most effective and low-impact exercises that can improve overall health and wellness. It's an excellent way to maintain cardiovascular fitness, tone muscles, and increase endurance without putting too much pressure on your joints. One of the main health benefits of swimming is that it can help reduce stress levels by promoting relaxation throughout the body. The repetitive motion of swimming combined with deep breathing techniques helps lower cortisol levels, which in turn decreases stress hormones in our bodies. In addition to reducing stress, swimming also helps decrease blood pressure levels. This is because regular exercise strengthens the heart muscle, allowing it to pump more efficiently while lowering resistance within our arteries. Swimming is a great form of exercise for those who suffer from joint pain or injuries as it doesn't put excessive strain on your joints compared to other high-impact activities such as running or weightlifting. Additionally, studies have shown that consistent swimming can help alleviate chronic pain symptoms associated with conditions like arthritis. Incorporating swimming into your weekly routine provides numerous physical and mental benefits for individuals at any age or fitness level.

2. Mental Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is not only good for physical health, but it also has many mental health benefits. One of the most significant benefits is that swimming can reduce stress and anxiety levels. When we swim, our body releases endorphins which are natural feel-good chemicals that help to alleviate stress and promote relaxation. Additionally, swimming can also improve cognitive function as it requires a great deal of focus and coordination. By practicing these skills in the pool on a regular basis, individuals may see improvements in their overall mental clarity and ability to concentrate. Moreover, swimming can be an excellent way to boost self-confidence. Learning how to swim or improving upon existing skills can provide a sense of accomplishment and pride. This increased confidence can translate into other areas of life outside of the pool. Swimming provides an opportunity for socialization which is important for maintaining good mental health. Joining a local swim club or taking lessons with friends or family members allows individuals to connect with others who share similar interests while getting exercise at the same time.

3. Financial Benefits of Owning a Pool

Owning a swimming pool can be a significant investment, but it also comes with financial benefits. Firstly, having your own pool means you don't have to pay for expensive memberships or admission fees at public pools. Over time, these cost savings can add up and make owning a pool more economical in the long run. Another financial benefit of owning a swimming pool is that it can increase your property value. A well-maintained and attractive pool area adds appeal to your home, making it more desirable for potential buyers if you were ever to sell your property. Moreover, when compared to other outdoor entertainment options such as trips to water parks or theme parks which can be quite costly, especially during peak seasons; having access right in one's backyard is not only convenient but also provides cheaper alternatives that could last through several summers of fun.

How to Choose the Right Pool for Your Family

Choosing the right pool for your family is an important decision that requires careful consideration. The first thing to think about is the size of your backyard and how much space you have available for a pool. You will also want to consider what type of pool best suits your needs, such as an in-ground or above-ground pool. Another factor to consider when choosing the right pool for your family is the style and design of the pool itself. There are many different styles and designs to choose from, so it's important to pick one that fits with your overall aesthetic preferences. You'll also want to think about any additional features or accessories you might want to include with your new swimming pool, such as lighting, waterfalls, slides, or diving boards. These can add both functionality and entertainment value to your new investment. When selecting a skimmer-based pool builder or swimming pool manufacturer in Hyderabad or India-wide, make sure they provide warranties on their products and services. This ensures that any potential issues with installation or maintenance will be covered by these guarantees. Take some time when considering which type of swimming pool would be best suited for you and invest accordingly - this could ultimately result in a lifetime of happy memories spent around this fun-filled addition!

Tips for Maintaining and Caring for Your Pool

Maintaining and caring for your swimming pool is essential to ensure it lasts for years and continues to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips: 1. Keep the water chemistry balanced: Regularly check the pH level, chlorine levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness of your pool. Maintaining proper chemical balance will prevent algae growth, keep the water clear, and maintain equipment longevity. 2. Clean the Pool Regularly: Skim debris off the surface of your pool regularly using a skimmer net or automatic cleaner. Brush walls and tiles weekly to remove dirt buildup that can cause stains. 3. Check Your Equipment: Inspect all equipment frequently including filters, pumps, heaters, etc., for leaks or damage so they don’t cost extra money on repairs later. 4.Regular Maintenance Schedule: Set up a regular maintenance schedule to perform routine checks like backwashing filter sand once every month or two depending upon usage patterns 5.Cover Up: Consider investing in a cover when not using your pool as this prevents leaves from falling inside while also reducing evaporation during hotter months thus saving precious water By following these simple steps regularly - you can enjoy crystal-clear waters without any problems.


Investing in a swimming pool is undoubtedly worth it for you and your family's health and happiness. Apart from being an excellent source of exercise, swimming also offers significant mental health benefits that can help reduce stress levels. When choosing the right pool for your family, consider factors such as space availability, budget, safety features, maintenance requirements, and style preferences. Make sure to select a reputable manufacturer with experience in building high-quality pools that meet industry standards. Aakar Pools is Best Swimming Pool Builder in India that provides all types of pools in overall India at an affordable price.
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2023.06.03 09:36 RegentofArakko A Love Letter to the King of Slings (Or, How the Heimplanet Transit Sling Pocket 2L Stopped a Mugging)

A Love Letter to the King of Slings (Or, How the Heimplanet Transit Sling Pocket 2L Stopped a Mugging)

Heimplanet Transit Sling Pocket 2L
I was inundated with 1s and 2s of requests clamoring for me to expound a bit more on this sling bag in response to my updated packing list. This isn't a review so much as a look at why it's a dope-ass bag for my specific use cases, as well as how I've decided to pack it out after 3 years of use.
I sprung for a sling bag/fanny pack/bum bag in order to solve a few problems:
  • Avoid having to remove my main pack to get to specific items
  • Maintain quick access to my most commonly-used items
  • Keep things out of trouser pockets
After demoing ten sling bags in my home during the pandemic, I landed on the Heimplanet Transit Sling Pocket 2L based on its sleek appearance, reasonable capacity, and excellent quality and craftsmanship. (I also took a look at the XL version but passed on it because I had just downsized from the Farpoint 55 to the Osprey Nebula 34L to test drive for a couple of weeks in Colorado, and I didn't want to go bigger for fear of just filling the sling with my crap I didn't need.)
So, on that note, here are my sling bag essentials:
  • Wallet
  • Passport
  • Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Noise filters
  • Lip balm
  • Toothpicks
  • Hand cream
  • Ibuprofen
  • Mints
  • Mobile device
Let's start with arguably my favorite feature of the bag: The front pocket.
Front pocket
Doesn't look that big, right? It looks like there would only enough room for a pair of glasses as designed.
Front pocket w/ glasses
Upon further inspection, however...
Front pocket w/ glasses AND earbuds case turns out you can fit a deceiving amount of things here, including giant-ass earbuds cases like the Beats Fit Pro.
The reason this was a game-changer for me is because I used to keep my Jabra Elite 75t earbuds in one of the elastic pockets in the main compartment. However, in the back of a cab one day in Oaxaca, I happened to not zip up my sling all the way (which you'll find is a recurring theme in this post) and I'm sure it flung out at some point. (Luckily, as noted with some other items I lost or damaged on my travels in my packing list update, Amex Platimum's protection benefits helped me replace the Jabras with the Beats Fit Pro.) The fit with glasses is snug, but not too tight, and there is no threat of it falling out, even if you don't zip up the front pocket. Now, I just jam my earbuds here every time and I haven't had an incident since.
(Of course, if you're not occasionally careless like me, this is a non-issue.)
What the front looks with the glasses + earbuds case
The bulge isn't nearly as pronounced when unassisted by my fingers
Moving on, here's what the main compartment looks like when it's loaded out:
The goodies
Smushed together view for better view of the elastic side pockets
Please note that, most of the time, my passport stays put in the Zero Grid holder in the quick access pocket of my Patagonia Cragsmith 32L when not in use. I only travel with my passport in my sling while I'm in transit to somewhere where passport verification is required. The zippered pocket in the main compartment does not fit the Zero Grid Passport Holder, but I am not in the least bothered by this because it's one less thing I have to fuss about with when I'm quickly whipping out my passport at the airport.
Here's where my Google Pixel 7 Pro goes:
Quick aside: As mentioned in the previous post, I had a Pixel 6 Pro that I broke in Uruguay. I was leaving my host's flat in Punta del Este waiting for the elevator. I had my back turned, and when it opened, I put my phone in my sling and turned around quickly to enter the elevator. The phone flung completely out of my bag and landed screen first on the tile floor. I had a Spigen case on it with screen protector, but I had a bad habit of dropping the phone almost daily anyway, so the resultant 95% black screen was really only a matter of time. Note to the lazy: Please don't be like me, zip up your bag.
As a result of this carelessness, I picked up a lanyard for my new Pixel 7 Pro and Spigen case, and I happened to stumble upon another layer of security to guard against this in the future: Connecting the lanyard to a caribiner I affixed to the front loop of the bag.
Phone lanyard + caribiner attached to front loop
This has actually been quite a cool feature for me the last couple of months:
  • I can still zip up the bag
  • I can visually verify that I have my phone without getting into the main compartment
  • There's enough slack where I can quickly review walking or public transit instructions without disconnecting the lanyard from the caribiner
Here's the sling bag completely packed out:
Loaded out - top view

Loaded out - side view
Finally, let's look at the nylon straps:
Nylon strap - rear view
HPT = high pressure torsion, aka tough af
As you can see, there's a small gap in the hardware that connects the strap to the bag for ease of replacement and/or cleaning of the bag or strap.
Now that I've covered the lanyard + caribiner combo and strap, let's get into my click-baity title: How I was mugged in the Dominican Republic.
Before the inevitable victim-blaming comments pour in, I will admit that I put myself in a non-ideal situation. Of course, I know I didn't deserve it (no one does), but in hindsight there were a few mitigating steps I could have taken to minimize risk.
The story: I'm sitting at a bus stop alone on a busy street with one else around with my sling bag, Cragsmith, and earbuds in, trying to get back to my friend's flat. The sun is setting so it wasn't quite nightfall, but dark enough. I notice two guys walk by and cross the street. They look right at me, and then one of them at my phone. I promptly put my phone away, which is attached to the caribiner on the sling. Multiple vehicles, including three police trucks, drive by in a 5-min span. I checked my surroundings before I took out my phone again to double check bus ETA.
When I look up again, the same two guys suddenly reappear and are briskly walking across the straight right toward me. They aren't visibly armed with any weapons, but what is going to unfold is not left to question. I start shouting and cursing them out in Spanish to draw as much attention as possible as one guy lunges at me and grabs my phone and hoodie, while the other guy goes for my sling bag.
I hold onto everything as they drag me off the bus stop bench. I hit the back of my head on the bench on the way down and I was on my back. The guy on my phone almost rips my hoodie clean off but he can't dislodge my phone from my hand. He lets go of the phone and just focuses on my hoodie instead for some reason. The other guy is violently and furiously yanking on my sling bag, but it just will not break. I reach for my Hydroflask bottle out of my Cragsmith and whip it against the knees of one guy twice, and I start Spartan-kicking the other guy in the balls while still on my back. After what seems like an eternity, both guys seem to give up and let go. I take this chance to get up and I started swinging my water bottle + paracord sling wildly.
They finally run away when a taxi driver stops to help me out.
So, yeah. That happened. I was rattled for several days afterward, and it really impacted my ability to enjoy Puerto Rico initially. Lots of lessons learned, and I hope I never find myself in that situation ever again.
To bring the focus back to the sling bag, I reviewed its condition thoroughly when I finally got back to my friend's place. There was no indication that it had been in a struggle, and no sign of fraying, tearing, or damage to either the nylon strap, the loops that they connect to, or the aluminum hardware. As I said, the one guy was hellbent on ripping the bag off of me with several deliberate, measured pulls, as if he were taking deep breaths each time. He was pulling so hard, I ended up with strap burns and accompanying pain around my neck and under my left arm, neither of which I noticed until an hour after the assault.
This bag is amazing, 10/10, would recommend, everyone go get one.
And more importantly, I am super lucky it didn't end up worse. Thank god they weren't armed.
To lighten the mood, here's my real favorite feature of the bag: Personalizing it with an elephant charm I bought from a homeless guy in the US before I took off on my trip.
(I broke the elephant trunk moshing near the Obelisk in Buenos Aires while celebrating Argentina's World Cup quarterfinals win. Obviously worth it 🥳)
At this point it's obvious that I love this sling bag with all of my heart. On a normal day--especially with my new security best practices--I'm in and out of this bag, zipping and unzipping, likely a legit 100 times. It is built to withstand a staggering amount of abuse while looking super fly, and its utility is endless. This is, without a doubt, the most crucial purchase I've made to my onegear kit.
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2023.06.03 09:33 genieus /u/genieus presents: Strip Magic: The Gathering

Inspired by the great Booze Cube and this version of Strip Magic featuring all dead links, I embarked on a fool's errand to produce my own take on Strip Magic. Based on the duel decks and planeswalker decks of old, it consists of two themed decks of almost all custom cards, one blue and one black.
Here's the complete set for the blue deck, and here's the black one. Just slap those dot png images into Tabletop Simulator and you're good to go. There's also a Google Drive folder containing individual card image files, a .pdf for printing and Magic Set Editor files.
The following design maxims were used in the creation of this experience:
I'd like to eventually make decks for the other three colours for the full Game Night experience, and maybe add actual art so that I could post this in /custommagic. It turns out that AI art tools are completely incapable of making a Dominos Pizza™ logo.
If anyone is insane enough to actually play this, please tell me how it went in great detail, as believe it or not I haven't had many opportunities to playtest this.
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2023.06.03 09:28 BrownTown427 Booking Asuka's Current Raw Women's Title Reign

At Royal Rumble 2023, Asuka returned after a brief hiatus, sporting a deranged look reminiscent of her days as Kana. And since that point, the Empress of Tomorrow has solidified her powerful aura, winning the Elimination Chamber match and avenging her disappointing loss to Bianca at WrestleMania 39 by dethroning the EST at Night Of Champions. And while Asuka has been Raw Women’s Champion before, this time feels…different…
Monday Night Raw (5/29/23):
Following Night of Champions with the crowning of Asuka, it would appear the landscape of the women’s division has changed. While some individuals are surely eager to go after singles gold, this isn’t initially the case for the Way. In a backstage interview with Byron Saxton, Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell express their desire to go after the Women’s Tag Team Titles, only to be interrupted by the lunatic duo of Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville. Deville tries to get under the skin of the pairing, particularly LeRae, mocking her struggles to get victories as of late. However, Candice retorts that Sonya and Chelsea haven’t done anything either, their only actual success as a duo being making Adam Pearce question his own sanity. After a few more moments of bickering, Green tries to slap LeRae, but Hartwell blocks it for her, shoving Chelsea to the ground. Sonya shoves Indi back, and Candice in-turn attacks Deville, forcing several officials to have to separate things.
This results in a singles match later in the evening between Deville and LeRae, with Sonya trying to make an example out of the “Poison Pixie”. It’s a fairly back-and-forth encounter, with LeRae starting the match off hot, but Sonya is able to adapt, using her MMA background to her advantage with increasingly strong shots. However, as Sonya gains control, her emotions also start to fluctuate a bit. Rather than just go for the win at points, she decides to inflict further damage, regularly targeting the right arm in particular with a combination of stomps and armbars. However, the turning point of the match comes when Deville kneels down, once again looking to apply some type of submission hold…only for LeRae to transition it into the Garga-No Escape! While Sonya doesn’t submit, it gives her enough breathing room to mount a comeback, eventually hitting her signature springboard moonsault to finish things.
Candice LeRae def. Sonya Deville via pinfall
After the match, Candice and Indi take a moment to celebrate the win…BUT HERE COMES ASUKA! The Raw Women’s Champion is in the building, and she looks as maniacal as ever. She makes her way towards LeRae…and offers a handshake? Candice is definitely hesitant to accept, and for good reason, as when she starts moving her hand out…ASUKA HITS HER WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! Indi tries to avenge her downed partner, but Asuka takes her out with a spinning backfist. The Empress moves back towards LeRae, staring at the injured right arm…AND SHE APPLIES A VICIOUS ARMBAR, SNAPPING IT IN THE PROCESS! Asuka eventually lets go, with Johnny Gargano and a medical official coming out to tend to LeRae while Adam Pearce wants to know what’s wrong with Asuka…to which she merely replies with a sinister smile…
Monday Night Raw (6/5/23):
About half-way through the show, Johnny Gargano comes to the ring, ready to give an update on his wife Candice LeRae. He says that while LeRae is unable to compete, it’s only for a short period of time, and the fracture to her arm was small enough as to where she won’t require surgery. However, Gargano also says that LeRae wanted him to pass along a message…which is why he’s calling out Asuka to the ring! On cue, the Empress comes out, looking at Johnny Wrestling with a curious look. Gargano says that once upon a time, he and his wife both had respect for Asuka’s accomplishments, especially her record-setting run in NXT. However, with the actions of last week, they no longer have those sentiments, and when LeRae returns from this set-back, she’s challenging you for that Raw Women’s Title! As Gargano says this, Asuka just begins giving a deranged laugh. No one in the arena knows what to make of this…until Asuka picks up a mic…to simply say…bye bye…
As Asuka makes her way to the ring apron, Gargano is left staring in confusion at what transpired…but suddenly, the lights go out! When they turn back on…a trio of masked men are destroying Johnny Wrestling! He tries to fight back, but he’s just overpowered, and left to be stomped on as Asuka just watches on from ringside, enjoying the carnage. The biggest of the three hits Gargano with a top rope splash, before what appears to be the leader hits…a wheelbarrow neckbreaker. As the individual hits this, Asuka comes back into the ring, standing alongside the figures. She whispers something to them, and they move their hand to the top of the masks, pulling them off to reveal…IT’S SAnitY! Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, and Killian Dain are all back in WWE, and it appears they’ve aligned themselves with the Empress of Tomorrow. But the question left to be answered… Where is Nikki Cross in all of this?
Monday Night Raw (6/12/23):
In a backstage segment early in the show, the camera shows Nikki Cross backstage, alone and looking down, drowning in her own crazed thoughts…until Eric Young enters the shot. Cross raises her head, looking expressionless while a smile slowly creeps across the face of Young. He asks her…
“Won’t you join us?”
However, before Nikki can answer…HERE COMES JOHNNY GARGANO! He dives at Eric, looking to get revenge on one of the men who decimated him the week prior. He’s successful initially, but soon enough, Wolfe and Dain rush in, prying Johnny off Young and starting to beat him down. Luckily for Gargano, he came prepared, as he too has backup in the form of Dexter Lumis! SAnitY backs off as Dexter comes in with a steel chair, but not before Young mouths the words…This isn’t over…
Monday Night Raw (6/19/23): Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis vs. Eric Young and Killian Dain
With the tensions continuing to rise between the Way and SAnitY, it was inevitable they’d have to square off at some point, and Adam Pearce decides to see if a tag match can resolve this. The match starts off with Gargano and Young, Johnny Wrestling anxious to annihilate him while Young is more amused than scared. Johnny is able to get the upper hand initially, a superkick giving him the brief opportunity to then apply a Garga-No Escape. However, Killian Dain breaks up the hold by just hitting a Senton on Gargano’s back, a tactical maneuver to give Young the chance to gain control. However, Lumis enters the ring as well, grabbing Dain and trying to set him up for a side slam. However, Killian avoids it, and the pair move to the outside of the ring to brawl. By the end of the match, Gargano is weakened, but he’s still got the power of adrenaline on his side. He’s able to tag in for Lumis, getting in a flurry of offense against the big man Dain, including a pair of superkicks to knock him off his feet. However, as he goes for the One Final Beat, Young grabs his foot by the ring apron, preventing him from springboarding into the ring. Gargano’s able to kick him away, but when Johnny does go for the maneuver, Dain catches him, planting him in the center of the ring. He follows up on it with a splash from the top rope, with Young tagging in as he does so. And with Killian shoving Lumis off the apron, Young is able to hit the Wheelbarrow Neckbreaker to finish the match.
SAnitY def. Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis
After the match, Asuka makes her way to the ring, standing alongside SAnitY once again. She looks at the downed Gargano, now with a disgusted look on her face rather than an evil grin. She turns to Young, who nods and motions for Dain and Wolfe to pick Johnny up. But right before Asuka can seemingly hit him with the Mist…Here comes Nikki Cross! She rushes to the ring, sliding in and looking right at Asuka as she does so. Young walks up to her, asking her the question…
“Are you with us, Nikki?”
Cross stares at Young for a moment…then to Wolfe…then to Dain…then to Asuka. It’s to the Raw Women’s Champion that she gives the longest stare, Nikki’s eyes slowly growing wider and her expression becoming more intense. And with that, she mutters just a few words…
“You hurt my friends…she hurt my best friend… now she will pay.”
And with that, Cross dives onto Asuka, unleashing a flurry of strikes and catching everyone in the ring by surprise. However, Young pries Nikki off of the Empress, to which Cross responds by starting to attack him! However, it’s short lived, as Asuka runs up behind Nikki and drops her with a roundhouse kick. She quickly gets her locked in a crossface chickenwing as well, Nikki unable to escape and ultimately passing out. Before she fades, she’s left to only see the disappointed looks on the face of the SAnitY members…”You made the wrong choice Nikki”. But the attention soon shifts back to Gargano and Lumis now. They’ve slowly risen to their feet, and Gargano, looking directly at Young, demands another fight! Young sighs, seemingly bored at the prospect of SAnitY having to dismantle those two again…but it shall be done. However, before they can move in for the kill, we suddenly hear crashes echo throughout the arena. They happen for a few seconds, before the lights dim slightly. An unfamiliar melodic theme starts playing, sounding slightly reminiscent of that of a final boss, but as the lights turn back on, it changes back into the more recognizable song…
NO ONE WILL SURVIVE! IT’S TOMMASO CIAMPA! After being on the shelf for months, he’s finally back, and as he gets into the ring, he looks at Johnny Gargano…there’s no shortage of history here. And while there’s a momentary tension as to what he’s gonna do, he sides with his former DIY partner, making it a more fair fight! Unfortunately, he doesn’t get the chance to lay into any of SAnitY, as they decide to make their exit, already having made a statement with the victory and assault on Asuka, nothing more needed to be done…tonight, at least.
Monday Night Raw (6/26/23): Indi Hartwell vs. Asuka - Non-Title Match
In her first match since beating Bianca at Night of Champions, Asuka looks to prove why she’s the champion. She starts off the match well, not letting Indi get any momentum by just rocking her with a series of kicks to the chest. After dragging Hartwell to the outside, Asuka begins going after the arm, slamming it several times into the ring post before deciding to inflict some pain to the skull with a tiger suplex. This momentarily causes the ref to check on her, potentially looking to end the match…but Asuka isn’t willing to let that happen. She gets Indi back in the ring, lining her up for a running hip attack…BUT HARTWELL TRANSITIONS IT INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX! Despite having just been on the ropes, Indi managed to use what she had left in the tank to take down Asuka, and as she gets to her feet, she feels the crowd surging behind her. She starts taking it to the Empress, getting her backed into the corner and landing a few solid chops. However, she gets a bit overzealous, trying to get Asuka on the top rope for a potential suplex attempt, only for the former Kana to kick her away and land a knee directly to the back of Indi’s neck. And with that, Asuka remains in the power position, eventually locking on the same Armbar that injured Candice LeRae and forcing Hartwell to tap or get snapped.
Asuka def. Indi Hartwell via submission
But before Asuka really has a chance to even get up…HERE COMES NIKKI CROSS! She runs out with a kendo stick, furious as to what transpired the week prior, and gets in a few shots on Asuka before Alexander Wolfe attempts to pry the weapon away. In response, Nikki shoves it into his gut, before hitting him with a swinging neckbreaker and sending a message to Asuka that she’s just as much of a force to be reckoned with. And it’s later announced that this match has been declared official for Money In the Bank: let’s see if these two dangerous competitors can live up to their classic from NXT…
Money In The Bank (7/1/23): Nikki Cross vs. Asuka (c) - Raw Women’s Championship
Despite not having a stipulation like their Last Woman Standing Match in 2017, the match is still intense from start-to-finish. Cross runs at Asuka immediately, getting in some shots with the elbow to the side of the face. Asuka is forced to a sitting position, allowing Nikki to gather some steam from running along the ropes before landing a kick to Asuka’s jaw! Unfortunately for Cross, her frenzied nature ends up backfiring, as when the action shifts to the outside, Asuka dodges a running attack and sends Nikki nearly head first into the barricade! With Nikki instinctively grabbing her head after the missed maneuver, Asuka sees what to target, dragging Cross to the ring apron and repeatedly crushing her skull into the ring post. And as the action shifts back into the ring, it’s just more of the same, Asuka being momentarily hit by mini-bursts of offense, but the damage inflicted on the skull clearly affecting her. This is evidenced when Cross has Asuka lined up for the swinging neckbreaker, potentially able to get her the win…only to collapse before she can properly hit it. With that, Asuka is able to apply the Asuka Lock, and as happened a couple of weeks ago, Cross passes out in the hold.
Asuka def. Nikki Cross via submission pass-out to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
On the Raw after Money in the Bank, Candice LeRae would make her return from injury, calling out Asuka for a match…only to learn she isn’t in the building. But she decides to still issue a challenge, saying that while she wanted the Raw Women’s Title initially…now it’s about more than that. Asuka took out Candice’s friends and family, and left her away from the ring for too long…now, she wants to beat Asuka for vengeance first, gold later. And later on, it’s confirmed that the match will be taking place when Asuka returns…except it’ll be for the title as well! Pearce claims that the decision is due to Asuka’s recent actions, as after all, letting someone try to break someone’s limb after a match with no repercussions is a pretty bad look. But while this choice of action would normally upset some superstars…it might just put a smile on Asuka’s face…
Monday Night Raw (7/10/23): Candice LeRae vs. Asuka
Before making her entrance, Candice LeRae gets herself prepared with the rest of the Way, with Nikki Cross sitting in a corner nearby as well. Indi tells her to be cautious…Asuka’s a very dangerous competitor. LeRae of course knows this, but she’s caught off-guard by some words of wisdom from Nikki several feet away:
“Destroy her.”
Candice looks at Nikki, who’s staring back at her with something in her eyes…A look of needing something… wanting Candice to kill the Empress. LeRae nods, and she heads out to the ring, more confident than ever…And she truly gives it her all. LeRae’s strategy is simple: prevent Asuka from using her signature kicks. And for most of the match, she executes on her plan, moving herself back whenever she senses a roundhouse coming and catching Asuka off-balance. However, this was never going to last, and once Asuka lands a kick to the gut, she’s able to gather steam. And while this doesn’t finish LeRae, the “Poison Pixie” even managing to hit a springboard moonsault AND lock in a Garga-No Escape at various points, Asuka eventually locks in an Armbar on the previously-injured limb that Candice can’t overcome.
Asuka def. Candice LeRae via submission to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
After the match, the rest of the Way comes out, helping Candice to her feet. As they do so, Asuka stares at them, and then begins…counting them? The Way and the commentary team are confused, but as Asuka only counts four people…a maniacal expression overtakes her. She starts walking quickly to the back, and a few moments later, it becomes clear what her intentions were…
As the Way walks backstage, they’re horrified to discover a brutalized Nikki Cross! They rush over to her, asking who did this…and to no one’s surprise, she says it was Asuka. However, it soon becomes clear to Gargano…Ciampa might be next! While Indi and Candice stay with Nikki, Johnny (and Dexter to a lesser extent) start rushing through the halls, trying to get to the right locker room…but it’s too late, as SAnitY and Asuka are seen moving away from it! While Lumis stands guard, Gargano rushes inside, and finds Ciampa not just taken out…but also sprayed by Asuka’s mist! Johnny rushes over, giving Tommaso a towel, but as Tommaso wipes the mist off his face…there appears to be a dark look in his eyes, something not seen in him since when he destroyed DIY…
Remaining Build To SummerSlam:
While Ciampa, Gargano, and Lumis keep their attention towards SAnitY for a bit, Asuka shifts away from LeRae, Hartwell, and Cross, having beaten all three after all. With an open mic, she begins giving one of her standard energetic promos, seemingly wanting to know who her next challenger is gonna be…even though no one is ready for Asuka. It’s not long before someone interrupts though…and it’s someone who Asuka has grown familiar with in 2023…It’s Bianca Belair! The EST remained off television for several weeks following Night of Champions, but now, she’s back and angrier than ever. Bianca grabs the mic straight out of Asuka’s hand, and cuts a quick promo:
“Asuka… you say no one’s ready for you. But you’re wrong… because I’ve ALWAYS been ready for you. I proved that at WrestleMania 39, when I beat you clean in the center of this ring. And what did you do? You had to use that mist, that cursed, blinding mist. And you know what? Congratulations, it got you the title, but not for long. Because I say we have ONE MORE MATCH. But I think it’s time to have a match where no excuses can be made, and there are no rules to be broken. Asuka… At SummerSlam…I challenge you to HELL… IN A CELL!”
The crowd are clearly in favor of this stipulation…And it appears Asuka is too! She starts nodding repeatedly, and Bianca just stares on with a prepared look, perhaps fazed in the past by Asuka’s personality traits but now just ready to finally vanquish her and get the Raw Women’s Title back in her possession. In the remaining weeks, Bianca competes multiple times, getting the ring rust off with multiple victories, while Asuka is content with sitting at ringside for both contests…studying her competition…
SummerSlam (8/5/23): Bianca Belair vs. Asuka (c) - Hell in a Cell Match for the Raw Women’s Championship
We’ve finally made it to the Biggest Party of the Summer, and what better of a place to host it than in Detroit at Ford Field (definitely no bias as a Lions fan)! Once both Asuka and Belair are locked in the cage, the match starts at a feverish place, Bianca hitting a strong shoulder tackle only for Asuka to respond with a spinning backfist a few moments later! As the dust settles on the first fifteen seconds, the competitors look at each other, giving a momentary smirk and scoff apiece before continuing with the action. Bianca showcases her power, getting the Empress lifted in the Gorilla Press position and just hurling her at the cell wall! The several-foot fall to the floor certainly adds to the blow, and Bianca continues the assault outside the ring, slamming Asuka’s head repeatedly into the cage! However, she decides to look under the ring for a weapon, a table quickly catching her eye. She pushes it into the ring, but makes the mistake of turning her back to Asuka while doing so, the former Kana grabbing her from behind and hitting a Tiger Suplex onto the floor!
With Asuka now the lone woman standing, she follows up Bianca’s decision to look under the ring, pulling out a kendo stick. She feels it around in her grasp, getting a good feel for the damage she’s about to inflict. Once Bianca groggily gets to her feet, Asuka just decimates her back, hitting the stick ten times in immediate succession! However, Bianca’s able to dodge an eleventh shot targeted towards the throat, pulling the kendo stick to her and snapping it in half! Asuka looks briefly stunned, but not before she gives a condescending set of claps. In response, Belair grabs her, picking her up for a powerbomb and sending Asuka’s back to connect with the ring apron! Bianca then drags Asuka into the ring, proceeding to set up a table and initially primed to hit a K.O.D. through it. However, Asuka grabs Bianca’s hair, weakening her grip momentarily and presenting an opportunity to escape. Upon doing so, Asuka roundhouse kicks Belair, before getting her positioned on the table, climbing to the top rope…AND HITS A SPLASH ON BIANCA RIGHT THROUGH IT! 1-2-KICKOUT!
Despite the table spot being unable to put away Bianca, Asuka appears unfazed. She exits the ring, bringing a pair of steel steps back into the squared circle. Asuka picks Belair up, seemingly trying to hit a brainbuster on it…But Belair dodges, landing backwards on the steps before turning around and hitting a mini-elevated Spear! This leaves both women down for a few moments, but Bianca rises to her feet first. She gets in some of her signature offense, including a spinebuster on the steel steps! However, her attempt at a K.O.D. on the steps doesn’t work in her favor, with Asuka once again avoiding it. And unfortunately for Belair, Asuka is able to hit her with a suplex on the steps, this being the key factor for the rest of the match-up. With Bianca’s power lessened a bit AND Asuka’s submission hold targeting the back, she faces a tall task, and is ultimately unable to overcome it, the Asuka Lock resulting in a pass-out.
Asuka def. Bianca Belair via submission pass-out to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
After an impressive victory at SummerSlam, Asuka has definitely proven that she’s going to be difficult to beat. But soon enough, she finds herself confronted by a potentially harmful numbers game…
Monday Night Raw (8/7/23): Damage CTRL Promo
Despite recent events not going so well for Damage CTRL, with Dakota Kai tearing her ACL and neither Iyo Sky nor Bayley able to capture the Money in the Bank briefcase, they’re still determined to get momentum back on their side. Bayley makes the bold decision to call out Asuka, saying that if she were actually a fighting champion, she’d consider accepting a match for the title. Asuka comes out, grinning at Bayley trying to goad her into a title opportunity. Asuka looks at Bayley as just another poor soul to be destroyed, but Iyo…Iyo has potential. Asuka even tells Sky…”Bayley isn’t your friend…but I am…”
This seems to get in Iyo’s head, as she begins looking questioningly at Bayley, who attempts to diffuse the situation by just pointing out Asuka being a freak who gets in people’s heads. In response, Asuka kicks Bayley square in the gut, and when Iyo instinctively goes to fight, Asuka shakes her head…I don’t want to fight you… You don’t need to be part of this…
Remaining Build To Extreme Rules:
Over the coming weeks, Bayley becomes a little more sympathetic, her intentions appearing less out of pure arrogance and more about striving to win championship gold back and improve her honor. She goes on a winning streak, but when confronting Adam Pearce about getting a confirmed title shot, he says there’s one more person she has to beat…Iyo Sky.
At this same time, Iyo looks perturbed whenever she’s on television, still at Bayley’s side but signs pointing to her being less convinced than when Damage CTRL began. And after Bayley does defeat Iyo to earn the #1 Contendership, Sky is just left sitting in the ring, staring down at the mat whilst utterly disappointed. Bayley offers her a handshake, but Asuka stands at ringside, motioning her to come roll out of the ring and stand tall with her. In response, Iyo moves in neither woman’s direction, rolling out to the entrance ramp and walking away alone, uncertain of what her future holds.
But with Extreme Rules approaching, there must also be a stipulation, and after a set of assaults from Asuka leave Bayley staring at the lights, Bayley decides it’s in both of their best interest to settle on…A Last Woman Standing Match! Asuka can try to keep putting her down, but she’s gotten back up each time, and come the PPV…The reign of the Empress will be history.
Extreme Rules: Bayley vs. Asuka (c) - Last Woman Standing Match for the Raw Women’s Championship
In a rematch of their TakeOver: Dallas encounter, the feel of the match is similar to what it was several years ago. Bayley, despite having been around in WWE longer, is the underdog, looking to prove herself against a terrorizing monster who we’re unsure can truly be beaten. The action quickly spills out of the ring, with Bayley even managing to hit a quick Bayley-To-Belly Suplex. Unfortunately, Asuka gets up before even a count of 5, disturbing Bayley. The action spills into the crowd for a while, with Asuka suplexing Bayley on the staircase and the former “Hugger” sent tumbling down for a solid five seconds. But eventually, Bayley recaptures the momentum, finding a trash can with weapons and using a kendo stick to start wailing on Asuka. And as the action approaches a set-up table, Bayley is able to not just prop her up on it, but successfully hit an Elbow Drop from a ledge through it as well! Bayley gets up at a count of three, and while Asuka is left stunned by the move, she recovers at a count of 8, continuing the match-up.
From there, the match spills back closer to the ring, with Bayley putting Asuka in the ring before grabbing a table. She sets it up, but Asuka manages to recover in time to avoid a Bayley-To-Belly through it, instead tossing Bayley to the side momentarily before going at her with a running hip attack. Asuka keeps control for a bit, but as she looks to put Bayley through the table…Here comes Iyo Sky! She slowly walks to the ring, not attacking Asuka initially, but giving Bayley enough time to send Asuka off the top rope and to the floor. However, with the action back on the outside, Asuka looks to be a bit desperate, using her signature Mist to blind Bayley! After this happens, Iyo rushes over to Bayley to try and help…But Bayley shoves her down hard to the floor, thinking it was Asuka! Meanwhile, the real Asuka appears behind Bayley, dragging her back into the ring. Asuka decides to lock on the crossface chickenwing, attempting to pass out Bayley, but this seems to only increase the fire in her spirit, Bayley able to back her into a corner to break the hold. Bayley rubs her eyes, improving her vision, and she drags Asuka to the table, seemingly able to hit the Bayley-To-Belly through the table this time…
BUT IYO HITS BAYLEY IN THE BACK WITH A STEEL CHAIR FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! Bayley falls to her knees, slowly turning around with a look of heartbreak and pain on her face. Iyo returns the look with an icy cold stare, before Asuka pops-up behind Bayley, applying the Asuka Lock to pass the former “Role Model” out. But given this requires a ten count for Bayley to be down, and Asuka wanting to see what Iyo can do…she motions to the table. Iyo nods, getting Bayley set-up, climbing to the top rope, and hitting a Moonsault, crushing Bayley’s ribs, her friendship, and her hopes of winning the match in one fell swoop.
Asuka def. Bayley via KO to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
After the match, Sky raises Asuka’s hand, signifying the start of an absolutely lethal new duo in WWE…
With Iyo Sky now having made her allegiance clear, Asuka would appear set-up to remain dominating moving forward. However, the enemies she’s made over the past several months aren’t so quick to forget what transpired, which could potentially create problems…
Build To Survivor Series:
Despite having already made an impact to this point, Asuka and Iyo Sky aren’t just going to put away challengers…it’s time to take out everyone. After a singles win on Raw, Becky Lynch would be blindsided by Iyo, being laid out with several shots of the Steel Chair before a Moonsault to cap things off. The following week, Bayley expresses her dismay at being left alone, to which Asuka and Iyo interrupt, immediately kickstarting a brawl that would seem to favor them once again…Until out comes Becky Lynch! Despite having been bitter rivals earlier in the year, Becky makes the save for Bayley, the pair nodding at each other afterwards to signify a slight respect…We don’t have to like each other… but there’s a bigger threat to be stopped…
But soon enough, this action spills past just being a two-on-two situation. Zoey Stark, the former tag team partner of Iyo Sky in NXT, decides that Becky didn’t suffer enough during their rivalry after helping Trish at Night of Champions, and that it’s worth it for these veterans like her and Bayley to be ousted. Along with that, Asuka’s power and general craziness draws the interest of the Unholy Union known as Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn, the pair pledging loyalty to The Empress and perfectly willing to destroy Becky and Bayley. However, there are several other competitors backstage sick of seeing Asuka gaining an army, with Bianca Belair and the Way coming to the save to help even the odds. And of course, after a brawl featuring all of these competitors, William Regal comes out briefly to make his patented announcement:
To determine which team gets the advantage leading into Survivor Series, we get ourselves a strong match in Iyo Sky vs. Becky Lynch, really the catalyst of what’s led into a two-on-one situation into an upcoming 5v5 match inside a destructive steel structure. Becky more than holds their own, but Iyo Sky shines even brighter, a cheap shot by Stark eventually allowing Iyo to hit the Moonsault and give the “heels” the advantage.
Survivor Series: Bianca Belair, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Nikki Cross, and Candice LeRae vs. Asuka, Iyo Sky, Zoey Stark, Alba Fyre, and Isla Dawn - War Games Match
Kicking off the match is Zoey Stark and Becky Lynch, with Becky initially successful in getting Zoey downed, but Isla Dawn coming in presents a problem. She’s initially able to hold her off, but a chop block by Zoey Stark and a subsequent attack of the leg leaves Becky in a rough spot. She’s able to get some assistance, with Nikki Cross coming in with a trash can lid and just whacking Zoey and Isla around with ease. However, Alba Fyre is next to come out, and upon seeing Cross staring her down from inside the cage, she grabs a kendo stick, ready to defend herself. While Nikki initially gets the advantage, Stark and Dawn are able to pull Nikki back, sending her into the steel cage repeatedly. Bianca coming in next is a game changer however, the EST taking control of the match-up and getting a slight breather while awaiting the fourth competitor…which is Asuka!
But as the rest of the field comes in, with Asuka being the last entrant for her team and Bayley for the opposite side, the action starts to get more and more intense. With all of the competitors brawling in one ring, Iyo sees the chance to hit a Moonsault from the top of the cage, wiping out everybody (including herself)! However, a table being brought into the mix benefits the bayfaces, Bayley hitting Fyre with a Bayley-To-Belly through it (she finally got to hit it… just not on Asuka). However, the ending sequence comes down to Asuka and Iyo on their feet against Bayley and Becky, back where it essentially first started…AND IT ENDS WITH IO HITTING A MOONSAULT ON BAYLEY! 1-2-3!
Team Asuka def. Team Becky via pinfall
Just like that, Iyo Sky has once again proved her worth, defeating her former stablemate to win the match for her team and cementing herself as a force to be moving forward. And though a fairly small shot, we can see Asuka glance over at Iyo, a slight frown on her face for a moment before moving back to stand with the rest of her team. What could that mean…
Build To Royal Rumble:
Despite the result of the War Games Match, Becky Lynch isn’t through with either Asuka nor Iyo by a long shot. She fights off both of them over the coming weeks, along with picking up several singles victory, establishing herself as the next #1 Contender. And as Lynch points out, she and Asuka have history at Royal Rumble. Asuka beat her in singles action in 2019…before Lynch went on to win the Royal Rumble and headline Mania. But this isn’t about the Rumble match now…it’s time to put away the Empress.
As for Iyo, she also has a run of singles success, carrying a lot of momentum heading into the Royal Rumble Match. And soon, we learn that she requested training from one of the most respected female competitors in the locker room, a former NXT UK Champion…Meiko Satomura! While Satomura doesn’t intend to compete right away, she’s more than willing to help Iyo, with vignettes being shown of them together and Satomura even being at ringside for her matches. However, as this keeps happening, Asuka’s looks towards Iyo become more and more strained. Sky is abandoning me… after all I did for her… something’s going to change soon enough…
Royal Rumble: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka (c) - Raw Women’s Championship
Earlier in the night, Iyo Sky does indeed win the Royal Rumble match, punching her ticket to WrestleMania. This doesn’t seem to affect Asuka’s thoughts however, the Empress looking as ruthless and as calculated as ever en route to using an Armbar to submit Becky after a pretty back-and-forth encounter. And while Asuka proved herself the master of the Armbar between the pairing, Iyo Sky coming out with Meiko Satomura to acknowledge the title win seems to aggravate something in Asuka. Her grin has become a definite frown, and she stares an icy dagger through the pairing. Something isn’t right here…
Asuka def. Becky Lynch via submission to retain the Raw Women’s Title
Build To WrestleMania:
In a conversation between Meiko Satomura and Iyo Sky on an episode of Raw, Satomura asks if Sky would be willing to use her Rumble Victory position to challenge Asuka. Sky doesn’t look too convinced about doing that, which Satomura says is fine, but it’s advisable to weigh all her options. However, in the background, Asuka can be seen, carefully listening to the conversation.
A week later, Satomura addresses the WWE Universe. She’s made the announcement that she wants to have one last run before she retires, and wants to face some of the best names this women’s division has to offer…which is why she’s challenging Asuka for Elimination Chamber! Asuka comes out, her face paint being more red than usual…but while it looks like she’s having to contain herself, she shakes Satomura’s hand, seemingly paying respect to a legend.
Elimination Chamber: Meiko Satomura vs. Asuka (c) - Raw Women’s Championship
Unfortunately for Satomura, this retirement run of sorts looked to hit the ground before it could even get going. While she catches the Empress off guard at the beginning of the encounter, as time moves on, Asuka appears to be getting more and more angry. This comes to a boiling point when after one Tiger Suplex, Asuka hits another…then another…then another…then another! The ref pleads for Asuka to quit the assault, which she does…only to pull a Bryan Danielson and just start repeatedly kicking Satomura in the face! This goes on for disturbingly long, and when it’s become clear that Satomura is passed out, the ref calls for the bell, him having made the discretion for the match to end.
Asuka def. Meiko Satomura via ref stoppage
After the match, Iyo Sky rushes to the ring, checking on the woman who’s helped her out tremendously over the past couple of months. Asuka looks down at Iyo, a look of disgust on her face, before demanding to know who Sky is facing at WrestleMania. And it better be a specific answer…
The crowd roar in approval, Asuka somehow shocked initially…until a smile comes across her face. I’m not surprised you made that choice…but unfortunately, it’s the wrong’s a shame this has to happen Iyo…so much potential…
WrestleMania 40: Iyo Sky vs. Asuka (c) - Raw Women’s Championship
Despite that inner monologue running through Asuka’s head at Elimination Chamber, Sky proves why she’s not to be taken lightly. On the Grandest Stage of them All, Iyo just looks…better. Having been around Asuka for several months, she knows the mechanics of her offense, doing a good job at avoiding those signature kicks while also having the speed advantage. And at the end of the match, Sky proves herself superior over The Empress of Tomorrow, hitting the second Moonsault of the match to pin Asuka, and end a spectacular title run while opening a new chapter for another one.
Iyo Sky def. Asuka via pinfall to win the Raw Women’s Championship
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2023.06.03 09:14 onlinewebbloggerzz The Benefits of Using Blogger Websites for Your Blog

The Benefits of Using Blogger Websites for Your Blog
Blogging has become one of the most popular and effective ways to share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences with the world. And with the rise of blogger websites, it has become easier than ever to create and manage your own blog.
Whether you are looking to start a personal blog or a professional blog for your business, there are many platforms available to choose from. However, one of the most popular and user-friendly platforms is Blogger.
In this article, we will explore the benefits of using blogger websites for your blog and guide you through the steps of creating your own blog using this platform.
Why Choose Blogger Websites?
There are several reasons why blogger websites are an excellent choice for creating your blog. Here are some of the benefits of using this platform:
  1. Easy to Use: One of the main advantages of blogger websites is their simplicity. Even if you have no previous experience with blogging, you can easily create a blog using Blogger. The platform is user-friendly and offers a range of customization options that allow you to personalize your blog to suit your needs.( free Blog site)
  2. Free Platform: Another great advantage of Blogger is that it is a free platform. You can create and manage your blog without having to pay any fees. This makes it an excellent choice for bloggers who are just starting out or those who want to keep their expenses low.
  3. SEO-Friendly: Blogger is designed to be search engine friendly. This means that your blog is more likely to rank higher in search engine results, making it easier for people to find your content.
  4. Integrates with Google Services: Since Blogger is a Google product, it integrates seamlessly with other Google services, such as Google Analytics and AdSense. This makes it easier to track your blog’s performance and earn money from your blog through advertising.
Creating Your Blog Using Blogger Websites
Now that you know the benefits of using blogger websites, it’s time to create your own blog using this platform. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Sign up for a Blogger account
To create a blog using Blogger, you need to sign up for a free account. Go to the Blogger website and click on the “Create Your Blog” button. You will be prompted to sign in using your Google account or create a new Google account if you don’t have one.(blogging)
Step 2: Choose a name and theme for your blog
Once you have signed in, you need to choose a name and theme for your blog. Your blog’s name should be descriptive and catchy, and the theme should reflect the overall style and tone of your blog.
Blogger offers a range of free themes to choose from. You can also customize your theme by selecting different colors, fonts, and layouts.
Step 3: Customize your blog
After you have chosen your blog’s name and theme, it’s time to customize your blog. You can add pages, such as an “About” page, and customize the layout and design of your blog.
Step 4: Create your first blog post
Now that you have customized your blog, it’s time to create your first blog post. Click on the “New Post” button and start writing your post. You can add images, videos, and links to your post to make it more engaging.
Step 5: Publish your blog post
Once you have finished writing your post, you can publish it by clicking on the “Publish” button. Your post will be live on your blog for everyone to see.
Step 6: Promote your blog
Now that you have published your first blog post, it’s time to start promoting your blog. Share your blog on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, and engage with your readers by responding to comments and questions.
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2023.06.03 09:03 mirage_6 [TOMT] [Mobile Game] [2010s] Pokemon Minecraft Mobile Ripoff

Howdy. I thought of something else so I am back here again. When I was playing old mobile games for old times sake I remembered this one Pokemon themed Minecraft ripoff on the Google Play Store. If I remember correctly there was only a survival mode. There were aggressive Pokemon (I remember there being Charmander) that attacked you as well. I think I played this game around 2016 or some year around that time. Now, I really do not remember a whole lot about this game honestly, but I do remember that the reviews were absolutely terrible. Like, I think the game had an overall rating of 1-2.5 stars. Some things I remember from the reviews was one person complaining that the graphics were terrible and the character you were playing as looked like their hand was a stick (or just wooden I don't remember exactly what they said). I also remember a review complaining about either how you couldn't catch the pokemon or that there were no legendaries (I think Lugia was mentioned? And yeah what's up with that? Lugia's awesome!), along with a reply saying that you could and you just needed to search. In case you're wondering I could never find a way to catch a pokemon or find a legendary sadly. Unfortunately when I look on the app store for this game I can't find it, I only see pixelmon mods for Minecraft Pocket Edition. Maybe the reviews were so bad that it led to it being taken down idk. Although maybe it could still be up, I just do not remember the name so if you have an idea of what I might be thinking of I would really appreciate it if you leave a comment. Even if it doesn't help me at all I'd appreciate the fact that you tried to help me. Although maybe it would have been better if I posted this on some other subreddit but this doesn't seem like a bad option either.
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2023.06.03 08:35 Think_Function7886 What's with the running back to slot receiver pipeline

I've noticed every so often that a highly touted RB recruit will switch to playing the slot as a last ditch effort to save their careers and be more impactful players for their team when being a running back doesn't pan out on the next level. But where did this start from, who is the coach (or coaches) that popularized this trend and who are some notable players who have made the switch and seen success? It's such a reoccurring theme in college football in particular yet I can't seem to find too much information aboht where the trend atarted through a quick google search.
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2023.06.03 08:34 DARK_GO-NYANG Next to Specialist, the class where Hanbok suits you best

Next to Specialist, the class where Hanbok suits you best
This article was written using Google Translate
grammar may not be correct

Specialists basically look like children dressed in hanbok.
artist hanbok + launch head avatar
Unless it's a specific hanbok
It is a special list that suits all types of hanbok.
Among the hanbok, even if you wear a hanbok that would be used by an assassin or a chaser

weather list + Launch Avatar Bottoms + assassin hanbok top
If a specialist wears it, it becomes a cute hanbok

Well, depending on the color, the atmosphere looks different, but
Still, it's cute when a specialist wears it.

It is a hanbok that looks cute when a specialist wears it

The atmosphere changes when the assassin class wears it

Based on Korea, the improved hanbok avatar that appeared in the Lunar New Year event last year
The improved hanbok top is the avatar that suits the assassin class best among female characters.
In particular, the weapon avatar sold along with the improved hanbok avatar
is a really well-made skin.
The reason is that during the last Lunar New Year event in Korea, Hanbok was sold.

It was an amazingly good fit.
Unfortunately, the weapon doesn't come with the selfie.
Korean assassin hanbok that really suits the assassin class

If you have a blade weapon avatar
You better wait until this assassin hanbok comes out
This is a slayer dressed in an assassin hanbok avatar
Unfortunately, this year's hanbok avatar is
The weapon avatar did not come together
When dyeing, spring or awning stripes are recommended for patterns.

bard hanbok top

whispering island
Depending on how you dye your hanbok, it goes well with any place.
It is recommended to research the places where you can wear hanbok and take pictures.

Avatar dressed as a rabbit doll received today, The max level rabbit in the back is me
Next time I'll bring some male hanbok avatars
Male character hanbok avatars have very different tastes, so I have few, but I'll try to narrow it down somehow.

It seems that the picture is not enough to just hang up
I'll put up a picture of the Slayer launch avatar dyed and finish it.

The concept is dyed red dragon female feeling

Slayer Launch Plate Armor Avatar
Dark red + real black dye that reminds me of fire ants
Slayer Launch Avatar + Assassin Hanbok's Mask Avatar

My slayer is a mermaid princess concept of the fallen sea kingdom in the cold winter sea
I almost forgot to tell you
Assassin Hanbok Avatar's bottom is only fishnet stockings, shoes, and panties.
Later, this hanbok avatar will come out and try combining it with the avatar from
the Neria Avatar Shop.
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2023.06.03 08:27 Melnight_Music Low-Effort En Passant Meme #7910

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2023.06.03 08:16 SubstanceLive8620 (Online)(Modded 5e)(Mst)(Friday)

I am looking to run a Marvel themed DND campaign. In this campaign the PCs will be canon Marvel heros To join fill out form
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2023.06.03 08:07 Agent101g Anybody know how to get the full-body felt Blanka suit for your Custom Character?

I've seen several people wearing it in the Battle Hub, but I can't find anything about it on Google yet. It totally covers your character and is a low-quality theme park character costume that makes you look like Blanka.
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2023.06.03 07:44 RedShinyArchen First time guardsman painter, showing my Zadrexan 541st troop

First time guardsman painter, showing my Zadrexan 541st troop
I first fell in love with the guard while playing Dawn of War. The idea of overwhelming firepower coming from thousands of lasguns and final stands of outposts really sold me. So after nearly 2 years of being in the hobby, I decided to finally try my hand at painting my favorite imperial faction. This is my homebrew winter guard theme for the Armoury World, Zadrex. Hope you guys like it as much as I liked painting it! Thank you!
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