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2020.11.19 04:05 anonymous_object [USA-IN][H]Variety of consoles and games [W] Paypal

I have some consoles, controllers, and games and for sale. I tried to price most of the items at least a few bucks below recent Ebay sales. Open to discounts for bundles. Shipping is based on weight and location, but I usually split the cost.
Consoles (https://i.imgur.com/rTeeCG6.jpg)
Item Price Notes
Nintendo 64 $60 Console, AV, power, 1 OEM controller
Nintendo 64 $60 Console, AV, power, 1 OEM controller
Sega Saturn $100 Console, RF, power, 1 third party controller
Wii $60 Console (with GC ports), AV, IR sensor, power, 1 remote & nunchuck
Gamecube $55 Console, AV, power, 1 controller, mem card
Gamecube $55 Console, AV, power, 1 controller, mem card
Non-TMSS Genesis Model 1 ((https://imgur.com/a/MITRly9)) $35 Console only, early model non-TMSS Genesis in good condition
Gensis Model 1 (https://imgur.com/a/9jVLJrb) $50 Console, AV, power, 3 games: Mortal Kombat 3, Separation Anxiety, Vectorman
NES $45 Console, AV, power, 2 OEM controllers, some yellowing
NES $45 Console, AV, power, 2 OEM controllers, some yellowing
SNES $50 Console, AV, power, 1 OEM controller
SNES $50 Console, AV, power, 1 OEM controller, some yellowing
SNES $45 Console, AV, power, 1 OEM controller, more yellowing
Gameboy Color Teal $25 Works, yellowing on front, missing battery cover
Misc items
Item Price Notes
Toad Wii Remote (https://imgur.com/a/4e3boIS) $23
Bowser Wii Remote (https://i.imgur.com/4mjQMMD.jpg) $40
Sega Genesis Fighter Stick SG-6 $10
N64 Rumble Pak (missing battery cover) $8
N64 Rumble Pak (missing battery cover) $8
N64 Transfer Pak $12
N64 Tremor Pak Plus $8
N64 Memory Card + Memory Card Plus + Case $25
N64 Expansion Pak $35
N64 OEM mem card $8
N64 Third party 4x mem card $8
Nintendo 64 Games (https://i.imgur.com/8QKYmu6.jpg)
Item Price Notes
South Park $12
Army Men $9
Kobe Bryant NBA Courtside $5
Perfect Dark $15 Some marker on top
WWF No Mercy $25
Mortal Kombat Trilogy $22
NFL Blitz $12
Wave Race 64 $10
Pokemon Snap $15
Army Men 2 $12
WCW vs NWO Revenge $8
Zelda Ocarina of Time Collector's Edition $65
Glover $10
Turok $8
SNES Games (https://imgur.com/a/VPzBVx7)
Item Price Notes
Ultraman $5
Ultraman $5
Darius Twin $15
Donkey Kong Country $15
Donkey Kong Country 2 $15
NBA Jam TE $10
Mario Paint $8
Top Gear $9
Top Gear $9
Super Mario Kart $30
Super Mario World $15
Super Mario World $15
Mario Time Machine $8
Final Fantasy II $23
Killer Instinct $10
Killer Instinct $10
Killer Instinct $10
Super Mario Kart $30
Super Mario Kart $30
Super Mario Kart $30
Super Metroid $45
Yoshi's Island $30
Sunset Riders $60
Turtles IV Turtles in Time $35
StarFox $10
Super Mario World $15
Paperboy 2 $8
X-Men Mutant Apocalypse $12
Willams Arcade's Greatest Hits $5
MTV's Beavis and Butthead $10
Space Invaders $8
Secret of Evermore $25
Zelda Link to the Past $30
Super Metroid $45
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts $15
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts $15
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts $15
Championship Pool CIB (https://imgur.com/N4cphvV) $8 Some wear
Vegas Stakes CIB (https://imgur.com/orGvqk8) $9
Game Genies (https://i.imgur.com/3Bdtevk.jpg)
Item Price Notes
Genesis $10
NES $18
SNES $18
SNES $18
SNES $18
NES Games (https://imgur.com/a/FOBFe0j)
Item Price Notes
Zelda $23
Mike Tyson's Punch Out $25
Castlevania II $10
Castlevania $23
Super Mario Bros / Duck Hunt $5
TMNT $5
Star Force $5
Double Dribble free with $20 purchase
Golgo 13 $4
Bases Loaded free with $20 purchase
Super Mario Bros / Duck Hunt $5
Super C $14
Ice Hockey $3
Super Mario Bros 3 $14
Zelda $23
Zelda II Adventures of Link $13
Mike Tyson's Punch Out $25
TMNT Arcade Game $10
Bayou Billy $3
Tetris $7
Castlevania II $10
Super Mario Bros 3 $14
John Elway's Quarterback free with $20 purchase
Ice Hockey $3
Top Gun $3
Sega Games(https://i.imgur.com/78OylX9.jpg)
Item Price Notes
Alien Storm $40 CIB
Gain Ground $50 CIB, has wear
Wonder Boy III The Dragon's Trap $55 CIB
PS1 Games (https://imgur.com/nKh8hZY)
Item Price Notes
Final Fantasy 7 GH (https://imgur.com/a/6xK0H55) $12 CIB, manual is missing a page and also has some loose pages
Vagrant Story (https://imgur.com/a/SKoNnko) $45 CIB with bonus disc
Chrono Cross (https://imgur.com/a/AxNBnhY) $15 CIB
Final Fantasy 9 (https://imgur.com/a/ZyfqBFV) $14 Case hinge is cracked and missing manual
Final Fantasy 9 GH (https://imgur.com/a/4JhOXKg) $10 CIB
Final Fantasy 8 GH (https://imgur.com/a/AxNBnhY) $12 CIB
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (https://imgur.com/a/kQBbxlr) $11 Manual has loose pages
Tomb Raider 3 (https://imgur.com/a/kQBbxlr) $5 CIB
Riven $7 Discs are in generic case
Threads of Fate $18 Disc is in generic case
Japanese PS1 Games (https://imgur.com/6nKCG6f) Selling these as a lot for $65. Includes: * Rittai Ninja Katsugeki Tenchu * Legend of Mana * SIMPLE 1500 SERIES VOL.005 - THE IGO * SIMPLE CHARACTERS 2000 SERIES VOL.02 - AFRO INU - THE PUZZLE * Zipangu Jima - Unmei wa Saikoro ga Kimeru!? * LODE RUNNER The Legend Returns * ARKANOID R 2000 * Ace Combat 3 * Moritaka Chisato Safari Tokyo * Ranma 1/2 Battle Renaissance * XI Jumbo * SIMPLE 1500 SERIES VOL.014 - THE BLOCK KUZUSHI * Nihon Sumo Kyokai Kounin NIHON OHZUMO * I.Q. Final
GBA Games
Item Price Notes
Castlevania Circle of the Moon (https://imgur.com/YsaVxeZ) $15 Some label damage
Castlevania Aria of Sorrow $170 CIB, Some box wear, overall good condition
Manuals
Item Price
Final Fantasy 3 (https://imgur.com/ekLJJzl) $15
Championship Pool $2
Super Mario World $4
Super Ceasars Palace $2
Brunswick Tournament Champions $2
Yoshi's Island $7
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2020.11.13 21:21 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 10 - Philadelphia Eagles(3-4-1) @ New York Giants (2-5)

Philadelphia Eagles (3-4-1) vs New York Giants (2-7)
I don’t know what to say about the NFC East Matchups. The entire division is struggling with major injuries to key players and the division is by far the worst in the NFL, but the divisional games have all been competitive with the last matchup between these two being decided by a single point. The Eagles will show up to this matchup a little bit healthier especially in weapons for Carson who will have Miles Sanders, Dallas Goedert, Alshon Jeffrey and Jalen Raegor for this matchup, all of whom were out last game. Carson was able to throw for 300+ yards last game, he should be able to build on that number with an added number of weapons. The Giants were able to put up points last week vs the Football Team and pull out their second W of the season. The Eagles will need to pressure Jones and force him into turning the ball over like the first matchup and the Eagles need to be able to take advantage of those turnovers. Carson said he reviewed his turnovers in the first half of the season and said he knows he needs to protect the ball better, he needs to prove it this week coming off the bye. If Carson protects the football, the Eagles should be able to move the ball against the bewildered Giants and cruise to an easy win, but if he continues to turn the ball over like the first half, I predict another sloppy NFCE matchup that goes down to the wire. Go Birds!
General Information
Posting Rules and Guidelines
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Score Prediction Contest
Date
Sunday, November 15th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern MetLife Stadium
12:00 PM - Central 1 MetLife Stadium Drive
11:00 AM - Mountain East Rutherford, NJ 07073
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Fieldturf
Temperature: 54°F
Feels Like: 54°F
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy. Rain in the afternoon and evening.
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 79%
Wind: South 12 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Eagles -3.5
OveUnder: 44.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 3-5, New York 6-3
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kevin Kugler will handle the play-by-play duties and Chris Spielman will provide analysis. Laura Okmin will report from the sidelines.
TV Map - Week 10 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Giants Radio
Giants Radio Bob Papa season to handle play-by-play duties for the broadcast. Former Giant Carl Banks will provide color and analysis during the game and former Giant Howard Coss will report from the sidelines.
National Radio
Sports USA will broadcast the game nationally with Josh Appel handling the play by play and Brandon Noble will provide analysis.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Giants Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83 (Streaming 825) SIRI 81 (Streaming 823)
XM Radio XM 225 (Streaming 825) XM 226 (Streaming 823)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 225 (Streaming 825) SXM 226 (Streaming 823)
Eagles Social Media Giants Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: newyorkgiants
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 3-4-1 .438 2-2-1 1-2 2-1 3-2 186 205 -19 2W
Football Team 2-6 .250 2-3 0-3 2-4 1-3 153 188 -35 1L
Cowboys 2-7 .222 2-3 0-4 1-2 2-5 204 290 -86 4L
Giants 2-7 .222 1-3 1-4 2-2 2-6 168 219 -51 1W
Series Information
Philadelphia Eagles lead the New York Giants series (89-86-2)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 15th, 1933 at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, New York, NY. New York Giants 56 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The New York Giants lead the Philadelphia Eagles (3449-3389)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 8-1 vs. the New York Giants
Joe Judge: 0-1 vs. the Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs. Joe Judge: Pederson leads 1-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Giants: 7-1
Daniel Jones: Against Eagles: 0-2
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Daniel Jones: Wentz leads 2-0.
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Giants: 12-6
Record @ MetLife Stadium: Eagles lead the Giants: 7-2
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 19 - Giants No. 28
Record
Eagles: 3-4-1
Giants: 2-7
Last Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Eagles 22 - Giants 21
The Eagles faced off against the division rival Giants who were coming off their first win of the season and were looking for a 2nd for first year coach Joe Judge. The Eagles have moved to 2-4-1 on the season after rallying to defeat the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, 22-21. After New York gave its best punch of the night a 97-yard touchdown drive headlined by Daniel Jones to go up 21-10 with just over six minutes to play, Philadelphia scored 12 unanswered points to earn the win. Carson Wentz led a 71-yard touchdown drive to give the Eagles the lead with just 40 seconds to play after connecting with running back Boston Scott on an 18-yard reception. Along with the comeback, he finished his night with 359 yards passing, two touchdowns and one interception while completing passes to eight different Eagles receivers. He also ran for 15 yards and a touchdown. As for the Giants, they mustered just 325 yards of offense and struggle to protect Daniel Jones throughout the contest.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Eagles 34 - Giants 17
Wentz led to his fourth straight must-win game and the team finished an elimination game without seven starters on offense. Already missing three starting wide receivers for the fourth straight game, the Eagles also began the game without Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz and right tackle Lane Johnson. Then they lost running back Miles Sanders and three-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks in the first half. But Scott, Josh Perkins, Greg Ward, Deontay Burnett and Robert Davis combined for 16 catches on 25 targets, 225 yards receiving, 54 yards rushing and four TDs. The five players were cut a combined eight times by four teams since Aug. 31. Carson Wentz threw for 289 yards, including a 24-yard TD pass to Perkins, who was promoted from the practice squad on Nov. 30. It was the Eagles’ 7th straight win vs the Giants and clinched the NFCE. Giants coach Pat Shurmur was fired the following Monday.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
10/22/20 Eagles Giants 22-21
12/29/19 Eagles Giants 34-17
12/9/19 Eagles Giants 23-17
11/25/18 Eagles Giants 25-23
10/11/18 Eagles Giants 34-13
12/30/17 Eagles Giants 34-29
09/24/17 Eagles Giants 27-24
12/22/16 Eagles Giants 24-19
11/06/16 Giants Eagles 28-23
01/03/16 Eagles Giants 35-30
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Giants Giants
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 10 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Giants Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 178 305 58.4% 1883 12 12 73.2
Jones 191 306 62.4% 1878 8 9 76.1
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 71 434 86.5 6.1 3
Jones 40 320 35.6 8.0 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Fulgham 29 435 87.0 15.0 4
Slayton 33 491 54.6 14.9 3
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 7.0 28
Williams 5.0 22
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 57 32 25 1.0
Martinez 92 54 38 2.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Singleton/McLeod/Mills 1 3
Bradberry 3 8
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 34 1713 66 50.4 44.3 12 3 0
Dixon 32 1378 62 43.1 40.0 17 2 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 12 8 66.7% 54 12/12
Gano 20 19 95.0% 55 13/13
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Scott 9 167 18.6 25 0
Ballentine 9 191 21.2 28 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Ward 11 72 6.5 11 0 11
Peppers 6 75 12.5 20 0 4
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Giants Stat Giants Rank
Total Offense 330.0 27th 298.2 31st
Rush Offense 118.6 13th 106.0 21st
Pass Offense 211.4 27th 192.2 30th
Points Per Game 23.3 24th 18.7 31st
3rd-Down Offense 43.0% 15th 41.4% 19th
4th-Down Offense 28.6% 30th 72.7% 8th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 64.0% 13th 45.8% 31st
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Giants Stat Giants Rank
Total Defense 340.1 10th 360.0 15th
Rush Defense 130.8 24th 94.8 6th
Pass Defense 209.4 4th 265.2 25th
Points Per Game 25.6 17th 24.3 12th
3rd-Down Defense 39.6% 10th 47.8% 26th
4th-Down Defense 50.0% T-12th 87.5% 30th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 69.2% T-24th 52.8% 4th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Giants Stat Giants Rank
Turnover Diff. -7 T-30th 0 T-15th
Penalties/Game 5.6 18th 5.3 23rd
Penalty Yards/Game 46.9 21st 41.0 24th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Eagles were on bye Week 9.
Giants - For the second time in four weeks, New York beat Washington on Sunday, holding on for a 23-20 victory at FedEx Field. It was another close win for the Giants over their NFC East rival, after earning a 20-19 victory in the first meeting between the two teams in Week 6. New York built a 17-point lead by halftime, and although Washington made things interesting in the second half, it wasn't enough to come back against the Giants, who relied on early success from their offense and big plays from their defense.
Connections
Eagles Special assistant to the general manager Connor Barwin played 1 season with the Giants in 2018.
Giants coach Joe Judge is from Philadelphia, PA.
Giants Defensive Backs coach Jerome Henderson played one season for the Eagles in 1995.
Giants RB Dion Lewis was drafted by the Eagles in the 5th round of the 2011 draft and played 2 seasons for them before being traded to the Browns
Giants WR Golden Tate played half a season with the Eagles in 2018 after being traded by the Lions.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Giants
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter)
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Clay Martin
The Eagles have won 8 consecutive games against the Giants (in-cluding the 22-21 victory at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 7), as well as 12 of the previous 13 games in the series. Philadelphia is 89-86-2 (.508) all-time vs. N.Y. Giants (since 1933).
Since being promoted to the Eagles’ active roster in Week 4, Tra-vis Fulgham ranks 5th among NFL WRs with 87.0 receiving yards per game, trailing only Davante Adams (120.8), DK Metcalf (98.2), Julio Jones (91.4) and Stefon Diggs (87.5) (min. 4 games).
Brandon Graham, who ranks 4th on the Eagles’ all-time sacks list with 58.0 career sacks, is tied for the 4th-most sacks (7.0 - 4.0 in his last 3 games) in the NFL this season, behind Aaron Donald(9.0), Myles Garrett (9.0) and Trey Hendrickson (7.5).
The Eagles defense ranks 3rd in the NFL in sacks (28.0), trailing only Pittsburgh (32.0) and Tampa Bay (29.0).
Additionally, Philadelphia ranks 4th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (209.4) as well as 10th in both total defense (340.1 ypg) and opponent third-down efficiency (39.6%).
Draft Picks
Eagles Giants
WR Jalen Raegor OT Andrew Thomas
QB Jalen Hurts S Xavier McKinney
LB Davion Taylor OT Matt Peart
S K’Von Wallace CB Darney Holmes
OT Jack Driscoll G Shane Lemieux
WR John Hightower LB Cam Brown
LB Shaun Bradley LB Carter Coughlin
WR Quez Watkins T.J. Brunson
OT Prince Tega Wanogho CB Chris Williamson
LB/DE Casey Toohill LB Tae Crowder
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Giants
S Will Parks CB James Bradberry
DT Javon Hargrave LB Blake Martinez
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman TE Levine Toilolo
CB Darius Slay LB Kyler Fackell
OT Cameron Fleming
SS Nate Ebner
QB Colt McCoy
RB Dion Lewis
DB Dravon Askew-Henry
DT Austin Johnson
TE Eric Tomlinson
LS Casey Kreiter
CB Logan Ryan
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Giants
S Malcom Jenkins QB Eli Manning
CB Ronald Darby S Michael Thomas
RB Jordan Howard WR Cody Latimer
WR Nelson Agholor LB Deone Buccanon
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai OL Mike Remmers
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill CB Antonio Hamilton
RB Darren Sproles
DT Timmy Jernigan
LB Nigel Bradham
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (109) needs 3 passing TDs to move up to 4th on the Eagles all-time passing yards list moving ahead of QB Norm Snead.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (987) needs 13 yards for 1000 career rushing yards.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (50.5) needs 4 sacks to move up to 5th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (28.5) needs 1 sacks to move up to 18th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DT Jerome Brown
Giants QB Daniel Jones (4905) needs 95 passing yards for 5000 career passing yards.
Stats to Know
Shane Lemieux’s Education
Rookie OG Shane Lemieux has facial hair. Fletcher Cox has a mustache. And that’s about as much as RG Shane Lemieux will be able to mirror DT Fletcher Cox. Due to Will Hernandez’s injury, Monsieur Lemieux is in at Guard and this week will prove challenging for him, to say the least. According to PFF, the greatest NFL player evaluation service in the history of evaluation services, not a single other OLman with appreciable snaps has offered a lower Pass Block grade than him, at 12.1. For him to achieve that, while still only allowing 8 pressures (over 2 weeks: 5 & 3 pressures), is impressive. To do that you have to be monumentally bad and he can’t afford that sort of game against the Eagles’ Defensive Line.
Matchups to Watch
Carson Wentz vs. Competency
The biggest issue facing the Eagles in the short term isn't the injuries - it is the QB. That's my QB, a guy I've long defended and still believe in, but BAE has me wavering. The simple fact is Carson Wentz is a bottom 3 QB in the NFL this year and that's his fault. From accuracy, to turnovers, to shit pocket management, etc, Wentz has been trailer trash in 2020 aside from like 2, maybe 3 games. Yes, the roster has been decimated. Yes, coaching has been wildly unimpressive. However, Wentz can't take care of business irrespective of the situation around him. Backup receivers don't cause inaccurate passes. Backup offensive linemen don't make him hold onto the ball too long to where he gets hit and fumbles. No one is making him skip back and forth over the line of self-destruction and aggression. Wentz is doing that on his own. He obviously isn't taking his own advice when he says he has to take care of the ball and whatever coaching points are given to him during the week are going in one ear and out of the other. He's a 5th year pro playing worse than his rookie year. That's on him. There needs to be a come to Jesus moment with Wentz where he gets right. The Eagles can be competitive in every game they play when the QB is playing at a competent - forget high - level. Carson Wentz has shown all of us this year that his ceiling is still quite high at its peaks: the first game against the Giants on their last two drives. He's also shown his league-worst floor: SNF against Dallas. Long term and short term, Wentz must raise his floor. He doesn't need to be a hero and save the team from their sins each and every play like he seemingly tries to. FEW QBs CAN. And most don't. Steady play from him will go a long way. Right now, the coaches are calling an offensive game plan that is weak and scared of their QB. Why would they do anything different? How can anyone trust this guy not to continue to blow games? The fact is the Eagles will win this game with a clean game from their QB. It's just a crapshoot if he does.
Eagles Offensive Line vs. Giants Army of Defensive Tackles
The Giants have a really good group of interior defensive lineman and we would know since they kicked our ass in the first matchup this season. The Eagles were absent Isaac Seumalo and Brandon Brooks in that one and it showed. There is a possibility we'll have Seumalo back for this one and that would be a huge addition to an overmatched offensive line. I don't want to belittle the work of the Eagles backups and Jeff Stoutland especially since they've done an admiral job given all of the injuries; it's just undeniable the Eagles are overmatched in the trenches here, especially on the interior. Every healthy body helps. As we've seen with Wentz this year, he is a mess under pressure and navigating a muddy pocket. He'll still likely have these issues on Sunday but hopefully less so than the first matchup. The return of Seumalo and possibly Lane Johnson will also go a long way to helping the run game provide any sort of production for the offense. The Eagles prefer winning with their OL and DL; this year has been a struggle for the OL but not a complete disaster that we expected. We just need the talent to return in order to improve.
Eagles Weapons vs Giants Secondary
Perhaps I was more bearish on the Giants secondary outside of Bradberry in the first match up; I still don't think it is a very good unit, but the defensive side of the ball for the Giants is far from the biggest issue with this team. The Eagles will have Miles Sanders, Jalen Reagor, and Dallas Goedert for this game when all three were unavailable in the first contest. All three pair well with Giant-killer Boston Scott. The Eagles have enough weapons to really attack the Giants defense if they get quality play out of their QB. This Giants defense still struggles in coverage outside of Bradberry, especially in the middle of the field, which leads to a favorable outlook for Goedert. A functioning offense will take a lot of pressure off the defense and put the Eagles in the rare position of having a favorable game script.
Eagles Defensive Line vs Giants Offensive Line
This is always something to monitor for the Eagles as they only have one good cover guy on defense in Darius Slay. The Eagles struggle to match up against defenses in man coverage because they don't have the personnel to cover anyone other than Darius Slay. They struggle in zone as they don't have smart, instinctive players with awareness in zone. The LBs and Safeties are all bad in coverage. Competent offenses and QBs always expose this weakness for the Eagles and that won't change until the talent and coaching changes on the defense. This week the Eagles have another favorable matchup for their defense in Daniel Jones. Jones is a one read, timing QB, that struggles at the one thing he is supposed to be good at. Like Wentz, he is a turnover machine and holds his offense back mightily. The only difference between the two is Jones was at no point considered a top 10 QB. Even without Barkley and possibly Golden Tate, the Giants have more than enough weapons to cook the Eagles defense. Slay played a really good game in their first matchup locking down Slayton, but we saw Sterling Shepard obliterate Jalen Mills. Shepard is a good receiver, so it wasn't a high bar for him to clear in that matchup, but they can make you pay. The Eagles defensive MVP in that contest was Evan Engram; he had a tipped pass that led to an Eagles INT and a killer drop that likely would have ended the game, preventing the comeback. For all of the Giants struggles, the Eagles coverage unit simply doesn't offer enough resistance against the Giants weapons. It comes down to how much disruption the Eagles defensive line can cause, which is par for the course. The Giants offensive line has been an absolute mess this season but is coming off a great game against the Redskins vaunted defensive front. Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox continue to play at high levels. Josh Sweat has been pretty good this year. Derek Barnett is the same as usual. Lastly, Malik Jackson will return to the line up and he has been an under-the-radar stud for the Eagles this year. They also need to have their marquee free agent acquisition, Javon Hargrave, make an impact. They'll need all of these guys to play well to ensure they keep the Giants weapons in line since we know the Eagles secondary struggles stopping nosebleeds.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.11.11 22:51 Craft_Bandicoot An ode to "The Triple Threat" Era of ECW

I’ve been watching ECW since the beginning of the pandemic, taking short breaks after the lapse of each subscription month and then starting the hardcore binge again. I’m calling this period The Triple Threat Era (June 97-January 99). Here are my posts from the Eastern Championship, Birth of Extreme, and Feel My Pain eras. In this post, I’ll be discussing the stretch of ECW that took place from Wrestlepalooza 1997 to Guilty as Charged 1999, bookended by the departure of Raven and Taz’s first world title victory. This era was dominated by Shane Douglas title reigns, made possible only with tons of assistance from his Triple Threat running mates: Chris Candido, Bam Bam Bigelow, and Francine. Read on for a deep dive.
Shane Douglas truly was The Franchise.
The Rick Rude Challenge
Injured Shane may have been more entertaining than regular Shane.
The 1.5 year build for the Shane vs. Taz feud was truly special.
The Miserable Fucking Workhorse- Taz.
Taz vs. Sabu might be ECW’s greatest ever feud.
The Triple Threat vs. New Triple Threat (RVD, Sabu, and Taz) feud was so hype.
Bam Bam Bigelow really ECW-established himself in 1998.
Chris Candido vs./with Lance Storm was fun as hell.
Candido/Storm vs. RVD and Sabu: a four-way dance of competitiveness.
The quintessential studmuffin, Joel Gertner.
Beulah and Fonzie put on an all-time show at As Good As It Gets 1997.
Little Spike Dudley gets crowd surfed.
Spike Dudley Giant Killer.
Sabu vs. Sandman just looked like if fucking hurt.
The genesis of the Whole Fuckin’ Show.
The Van Dam Lift
Speaking of guys with great build-ups: Justin Credible.
The Louie Spicolli Tribute was so sad, man.
There was no need for ‘crooked referee’ Jeff Jones.
Jack Victory looked like a bum.
The Lawler-Dreamer feud that kicked off this era in Summer 97 was very enjoyable
The 6 month phenomenon of Al Snow.
The WWF/ECW talent exchange,
Wow was Masato Tanaka impressive.
The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks were a really great, face tag team.
What the fuck happened to Stevie Richards.
Sandman’s departure was abrupt, but not sad.
Heading into 1999.
TL;DR: This period of ECW is especially great because of the dominance of The Triple Threat, Taz defeating an empire, and the rise of The Whole Fuckin' Show, Rob Van Dam.
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2020.11.03 21:37 1trance_org Trance OCTOBER Megapack (1054 releases)

Trance OCTOBER Megapack (1054 releases over 44 GB)

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DJ_Buzz_and_Suspicious_-_The_Dream-(PTLC070)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz DJ_Centaury_and_Wavetraxx-Lazarus_(Wavetraxx_Remixes)-(HTE093)-READNFO-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Dj_Deraven-For_A_Dream-(XZA058)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN_INT DJ_Geri-Lift-(AZR130)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Dj_Kosmic-Sunrise-(195598932908)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN DJ_Mystic-Viktoria-(SDR392)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT DJ_Orate_and_iThur-Marlene-(ASPROG109)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT DJ_Panda-Overstate-(TRUE142A)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT DJ_Pawel_C-Orion-(HTE098)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT DJ_Sakin-Underwater_(Extended_Version)-(10180287)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT DJ_Stress_(M.C.P)-Depth_Of_Reason-(EER697)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Dj_Sunkeeperz-Black_Panther-(29TRANCE00019)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN DJ_T.H.-Leonie_(Beatsole_Remix)-(AVA338)-WEB-2020-AFO DJ_T.H._and_Natalie_Gioia-Euphoria-(ITP125)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT DJ_T.H._and_Natalie_Gioia-Euphoria-(ITP125E)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO DJ_Xquizit_and_OSITO-Set_Yourself_Free-(ARD075)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Dmitriy_Chelnokov-Divine_Trance-(TRNCA385)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN_INT Dmitry_Cooper-Relict-(RDXF047)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Dmitry_Ershov_-_Hologram-(WSR0002)-WEB-2020-ZzZz Dmitry_Ershov_-_Let_Your_Soul_Glow-(WSR0003)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Dmpv_and_Anveld-Amalgam-(NRG041)-WEB-2020-AFO Dmpv_and_Anveld-Twenty-Four_Hours-(BT280)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Dory_Badawi-High_on_Trance-(RDX409)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Dream_Travel_-_2020-(DB140)-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY Dribble_And_Rugrats-Dribbling_Rats-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Drival_and_Andromeda-Fade_Into_Darkness-(TRUE140A)-WEB-2020-AFO Dsigual--Back_Order-(PRE197)-WEB-2020-OMA DT8_Project-Broken__Silhouette-(MND323)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Dual_Insanix-Chama-(REG082)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Dumday-Lifted_With_You-(RDS047)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Durs-Fractals-(SPN1DIGI617)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Eamonn_Fevah-Lockdown_Hard_Session-WEB-2020-XTC_iNT Ecliptic_Herd_-_Warrioraes_Breath-(YV117)-WEB-2020-ZzZz Eco_and_Mike_Saint-Jules-Azure_2020-(ITWT7600)-WEB-2020-AFO Ectima-Foothold-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Ectima-Last_Room-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Eddie_Bitar-Oriental_Ignition-(BTRDR797)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Edoga_Pub-T4-(637371616531025917)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Edvard_Hunger-Energy_Soul-(WATR060)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Ehren_Stowers-Fade_Out_(Extended_Mix)-(MPURE117)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Elastica_Presents_Jesus_Elices_-_The_Test_(Remastered)-(PRE195)-WEB-2020-ZzZz Electric_Clouds-Today-(YV132)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Elepho-The_Greatest_Of_Mysteries_Redit_2020-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Elevven-One_Last_Time_(The_Remixes)-(STM323)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Elijix-Stay-(CAT423566)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Elrawen-Your_Destiny-(195598191909)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN EMEREX-Icarus-(SCR377)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Emotion_Love-Where_Are_You-(WATR059)-WEB-2020-AFO Enarxis-Dystopia-(ART122)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Encount3r-Jackal-(SCR376)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT EnerLift-Ascension-(BTSR356)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Epidemika_ft_Summer_Hazelwood-Tell_Me_Why-(BT279)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Erebus-Adelayla-(LWTRA06)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Erian_White_-_My_Spirit_Lives_On-(YR1367)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Eric_Zimmer_and_David_McQuiston-Skye-(HG046)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Escea-Beyond_The_Stars-(BTSR350)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Eternal_Wonder-After_The_Storm_2020_Version-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Eugenio_Tokarev-Inefable-(ALWAYSA347E)-WEB-2020-AFO Eugenio_Tokarev-Resonator-(MNEOS010)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Evebe-Anima_Mea-(10178949)-WEB-2020-AFO Evgeny_Venge_-_Seeing_Off_The_Summer_(Anthem)-(VRC038)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Ex-Driver_and_Sound-X-Monster-Revelation-(EGMSIN300)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Eximinds-Etude-(EA085)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Eximinds-Sonata-(SND236A)-WEB-2020-AFO Eximinds-Take_My_Hand-(VOICE095A)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Eximinds_and_Farhad_Zohdabady-Step_Into_The_Heaven-(ITP124E)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Eximinds_and_Farhad_Zohdabady-Step_Into_The_Heaven-(ITP124E)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Exit_59_and_Oren_Nizri_-_Lost_Time-(CAT424593)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Exolight-One_Last_Time-(ALWAYSA355)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Exolt-Noise_No_Sleep-(SENCD049)-WEB-2020-KLIN F._Massif-Understatement-(CLHR424)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT F._Massif-Understatement-SINGLE-CLHR424-WEB-2020-TraX F.G._Noise_and_Axel_Walters-Midnight-(RGEN049)-WEB-2020-AFO Fabio_Fusco_And_Joicey-Darkside-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Fabio_Solazzo_-_Flowing_On-(ASPROG103)-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY Fake_Time-Things_I_Like-(BUR090)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN FallenSkies-Svaha_EP-(DMAXDR072)-WEB-2020-AFO Fancy_Power-Andromeda-(195597801250)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Fancy_Power-Meridian-(195597483753)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Fantazm_-_Exciting_Depths-(GRVV1094)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Fantazma-Forma_Viva-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Farid-Isoreflection-(FSOEP117)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Farius-Forever_(Myon_Summer_Of_Love_Mix)-(ENPROG396R1)-WEB-2020-AFO Farius-From_The_Start_(The_Remixes)-(ENPROG398R)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Farius_ft_Clara_Sofie-Cloud_9_(Andy_Duguid_Remix)-(ENPROG393R1)-WEB-2020-AFO FatKid-Start_Over_EP-(DMAX649)-WEB-2020-AFO Fatum-Kensho-(ARMD1564)-REPACK-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Fatum-Kensho-WEB-2020-AFO_INT FAWZY_and_Hotze-World_Of_Falsehoods-(ENTRM188)-WEB-2020-AFO FAWZY_and_Issam_Boufhigua-Fenna_s_Theme-(NRG042)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Ferry_Corsten_ft._Lovlee-Our_Moon-(FLASH218)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Ferry_Corsten_ft_Lovlee-A_Burning_Inner_Flame-(FLASH218)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Ferry_Corsten_ft_Lovlee-Our_Moon-(FLASH218)-REPACK-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Fiction-Adria-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Final_Flight-Gods_Realm-(TMM127)-WEB-2020-AFO Fisical_Project_and_Aylin-Sahara-(DIGISOC382)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT FKN_ft_Jahala-Why_(Rene_Ablaze_Remix)-(NKR009)-WEB-2020-AFO Flowjob-Dmtv_Cosmic_Flow_Remix-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Flowjob-Highland_Meadows-WEB-2020-FALCON Fonzerelli-Hope-(CLHR426)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Fonzerelli-Hope-(CLHR426)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Frainbreeze_and_CC-Lost_and_Found-(RNMR200)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Fran_London_-_Come_Back_To_Me-(LSR003)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY Franck_Ftc-Falling_To_The_Skies-(NOSTRA068)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-wAx Franck_FTC_-_Falling_To_The_Skies_(Original_Mix)-(NOSTRA068)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Frank_Waanders-Projections-(ALWAYSA351)-WEB-2020-AFO Frazer_Russell_ft_Amy_West-Sticky_Wicket-(KSX455)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Freakaholics-Tripping-(ARC508)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Fredix-Moto_Racing-(NSM380)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Freedom_Fighters_And_Outsiders-Sticklights_Modus_Remix-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Fullspektor-Love_Of_The_Gods-(NS933)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Gabriele_De_Santis-Cambodia-(WATR054)-WEB-2020-AFO Gadolan_-_Minus_Acid-(5059580449643)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz GAR_and_Deidian-SantaCruz-(HIA090)-WEB-2020-AFO Gardenstate-Surreal-(ANJ656BD)-WEB-2020-KLIN Gareth_Emery_-_THE_LASERS_(Remixes_04)-(GE012B)-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY_iNT Gary_Leroy-Unexpected-(ABL013)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Gayax-Hypernova-(UA106)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT GCMN_-_Prone_Power-(3616408756882)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Gee_Tee_Age_-_New_Retro_Trance-(AM6089)-WEB-2020-ZzZz Genuim-Memorabilia-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Genzuru-Artemis-(PLRP011)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Ghost_Etiquette_ft._Aza_Nabuko-Needed_You-(AVA337)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Ghost_Etiquette_ft_Aza_Nabuko-Needed_You-(AVA337)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Giako_In_Trance_-_Tsuki_(Original_Mix)-(BR455)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Giuseppe_Ottaviani-Morpheus-(DREAMSTATE19B)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Giuseppe_Ottaviani-Morpheus_(Original_Mix)-(DREAMSTATE19B)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AOV Glacial_Storm_and_Speed_DJ-Odyssey-(NIX178)-WEB-2020-AFO Goabel_And_Infinite_Connection-Key_To_Victory-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Goasia_-_Landed_On_Wrong_Planet-2020-gEm GoC-Fireball-(EGMSIN297)-WEB-2020-AFO Golden_Drop-We_Are_The_Future-(OVNIEP427)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Gregory_Torres-A_Summer_Moon-(UPLY125)-WEB-2020-KLIN Greyon-Synaptic_Spacetravel-(195597303686)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Groundbass-Lost_Paradise-(X7M234)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Guerrilla-Boom-(NUEP203)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN GXD_and_Elle_Vee-Sail-(AVA340)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT GXD_and_Elle_Vee-Sail-WEB-2020-AFO_INT H.x.e.-Transcend_Dimensions-(BTSR349)-WEB-2020-AFO HALIENE-Walk_Through_Walls_(Markus_Schulz_Remix)-WEB-2020-AFO HALIENE-Walk_Through_Walls_(Markus_Schulz_Remix)-WEB-2020-AOV HALIENE-Walk_Through_Walls_(Markus_Schulz_Remix)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Han_Beukers-Aglaea-(ENTRMR101)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Har-El_Prusky_-_Yesterday_Parties-(GEOEP348)-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY Hazmat_Haze-You_And_Me-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Henry_Caster-Dynasty-(CMS013)-WEB-2020-KLIN Henry_Caster_-_Violet_Flame-(YV112)-WEB-2020-ZzZz Henry_Moe-Ethereal-(BTSR358)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Henry_Moe-Ethereal-(BTSR358)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Henry_Moe-Timelapse-(SCR375)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Henry_Moe_-_Timelapse-(SCR375)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Heppy-Rocking_With_The_Best-(FE316)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN High_Code-Out_In_Space-(STRDW159)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Hinap-Orbit-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Hushrov_Bhesania-Isolated-(OZR044)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN HyperPhysics-New_Awakening-(UPLFT061)-WEB-2020-AFO Hyperphysics-New_Awakening-(UPLFT061)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Hypersia_and_TH3_ONE-Epic_Of_Kings-(ITP120E)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Hypnoise_And_Hypatia-Be_Quiet-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT iamMTN_and_Nobexx-Ether-(AEP418)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Iant_-_Welcome_To_My_World-(YV124)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Iberian-Rebeca-(SDR387)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Iklr_-_Always_In_My_Heart-(YR1349)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Iklr_-_Escape_From_Reality-(YR1350)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz IKON-Sunshine_Lovers-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Ikon_And_Hinap-Cause_And_Effect-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Imaddict-Senta_O_Dedo-(SSM2097)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Imaddict-Tome_Consciencia-(SSM2115)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Imaginarium-Aether-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Imagine_Mars-Sacred_Space_Remixes_Part_2-WEB-2020-FALCON Impulse_Wave-Beat_The_System-(ADR064)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Indecent_Noise-Everything_Is_Connected-(BHCD205)-CD-2020-OTTS Indecent_Noise-Everything_Is_Connected-(BHCD205)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Indecent_Noise_and_onTune-Visions_of_the_Dreamer-WEB-2020-AFO Inigo_Rave_-_Soothsayer-(TRZ001)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Inner_Heart-3Am-(GRVV1048)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Inner_Heart-Silent-(GRVV1049)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Inner_Heart_-_Aiva-(YV129)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz Inoblivion-Predator_Overtake-(KSX450)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Inside_Mind-Purple_Essence-(SOLM113)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Interactive_Noise-A_Scanner_Darkly-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Interium-Mother_Earth-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Interium_Vs._Ilai-Elements-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Inversed-Class_A-(BSR006)-WEB-2020-AFO Inversity_and_Material_Condition_-_Lifted-(5059580553982)-WEB-2020-ZzZz INVIRON-45-(TM155)-WEB-2020-AFO Invisible_Reality-Another_Planet-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Iona_Coast-Tuvalu-(CLHR420)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Iona_Coast-Tuvalu-SINGLE-CLHR420-WEB-2020-TraX Ital-Global_Transformation-WEB-2020-FALCON_INT Ital_And_Gizma-Cognitive_Liberty-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON Ital_Vs._Quasars-Natural_Forces-SINGLE-WEB-2020-FALCON iThur-Dreams-(AURALSN175)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO J4Cko-Abduction-(OUR011)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Jacktus-Pagoda-(CKR20018)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Jacob_Ireng_-_Demon_Ritual-(NH19489)-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY Jak_Aggas-Greyson-(FSOE477B)-WEB-2020-AFO Jake_and_Almo_feat_Linnea_Handberg_-_Patience-(YR1359)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-ZzZz James_Cottle_and_Spy-Fearless-(VAN2408)-WEB-2020-AFO James_De_Torres-Mind_Crisis-(UN124)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT James_De_Torres-Mind_Crisis-(UN124)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT James_Dymond_and_Susana-Is_It_Too_Late-(AMSTR355)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT James_Williams-Over_Again-(637368377092313742)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Jamieson_and_Lamb-Looking_At_The_Moon_(Remixes)-(TF065)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Jarvith_Bhaut_Perz-No_Way_Out-(TMM130)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Jayface-Last_Minute-(AURALSN178)-WEB-2020-AFO Jean_Lostebien_and_Franck_FTC_-_New_Mission-(NOSTRA065)-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY JES-Two_Souls_(Andy_Moor_Remix)-WEB-2020-AOV Jilax-Isla_Mujeres-(BTRDR800)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Jimmy_Chou-Arrival-(EDGE125)-WEB-2020-AFO Jkl-Cold_Outside-(637341149548461904)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Joe_Fares-Far_From_Home-(AS1380108)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Joe_Fares-Obsession-(SSR381)-WEB-2020-AFO Joe_Fares-The_Ocean_-_Remixes-(AURALSN168)-WEB-2020-AFO Joe_Meils-Mendora-(AZR131)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT John_Hayak-Imagine-(4061798746576)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN John_OCallaghan_-_Complex_Solution-SINGLE-WEB-2020-JUSTiFY Jon_Bourne-Copernicus-(OHMM087)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Jordan_Tobias-Your_Destiny-(TRUE141A)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Jordan_Tobias-Your_Destiny-(TRUE141A)-WEB-2020-AOV_INT Jose_Palacios-Enigmatic_Room-(TAROAS042)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Joss_Langdon-Revival-(RDX138166)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Journeyom-Limitless_Remixes_Part_2-WEB-2020-FALCON Joyvegas-Desertone-(637370510854832946)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN_INT Jue-Alone-(SDR381)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-AFO Kachi-Kellner_Contracted_The_Virus-(EUIL125)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN Karanda_and_Sarah_Russell-Still_Got_Time_(The_Remixes)-(AMSTR353)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Kataploks-Hwarang_EP-(INFRAP188)-WEB-2020-AFO_INT Kayl-The_Jungle-(PRX024)-SINGLE-WEB-2020-KLIN 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2020.10.19 08:00 Jrubas Rugaru: Chapter One

First chapter of a longer story.

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Jeffery Morgan stared absently out the wet back window of his Uncle Tim’s station wagon, his mind in turmoil. His delicate chin rested in his upturned palm and his clear hazel eyes swirled with secret worry. A green rucksack containing all of his most important possessions sat on his lap, its weight comforting, like a hug.
Fifteen and bookish with lank brown hair and clad in a maroon zip-up hoodie, Jeff liked to think he was smarter than the average kid...because that was the only advantage he had. He was tall and willowy, limbs too long, and the polar opposite of athletic. He didn’t like sports or roughhousing, and video games failed to hold his interest for very long. He wasn’t like his peers and both he and they knew it: Some picked on him, but most left him alone...totally and soul-crushingly alone.
He didn’t have any real life friends, but he did have friends online. He sometimes wrote fan fiction for a cartoon show that he no longer watched but once loved, and through that he met a group of guys on Discord that he really got along with. They were slightly older and edgy - they laughed about Nazis in voice chat and called everyone they didn’t like the N-word or the F-word. Jeff didn’t really like that, but it’s not like they were really racist or anything. Like one of them once pointed out to him, they were teenagers rebelling against their middle class liberal parents, so what else were they going to be but dumb and racist?
Even with them, though, he sometimes got lonely. If he wasn’t reading or writing, he’d start to feel his isolation the way one might feel the flu or a toothache.
It was all the worse because he couldn’t just go out and meet people if he wanted; he was shy and self-conscious, which made meeting people hard.
He sighed.
Next to him, his sister Kelsy folded her arms over her chest and fixed the back of Aunt Margaret’s headrest with a petulant expression. Twelve and bratty, she wore a sleeveless dress and sandals despite the November chill and her dirty blonde hair in a sideways ponytail that she thought made her look fashionable but actually made her look like something from the nineties. Like him, her features were soft and her eyes light. Her pert nose was different from his pug, and her lips were just a little poutier, as they should have been.
Up front, Uncle Tim fiddled with the radio and Aunt Margaret endlessly scrolled through her iPhone.
They were currently making their way through downtown Keyser, a working class community perched on the muddy banks of the Potomac River separating West Virginia and Maryland. Antiquated brick structures dating back to the 1880s lined the slanted streets and the spires of the stately Potomac State College building loomed high over town. Rain hissed on the pavements and traffic moved at a crawl. Jeff craned his neck to see, and spotted a crumbling concrete bridge spanning the gap between states. A confused tangle of train tracks followed the shore, old tankers and rail cars sitting motionless along its length, their bodies rusting like unburied skeletons in the rain.
Westernport, Maryland, their final destination, lay ten miles downstream, a collection of comfortable houses, narrow lanes, and shady trees edging one of the many bends in the Potomac’s course. Jeff’s grandparents lived there, and now, after the accident, that’s where he and Kelsy would live too.
Thinking of the wreck that killed his parents turned Jeff’s stomach. They were out celebrating Dad’s Big Promotion at work. It started to rain, much like it was now, and on their way home, Dad lost control of the car. Jeff’s morbid curiosity - a longstanding trait that had never served him well - got the better of him and he looked up news reports online. The car skidded, struck the retaining wall, flipped, then burst into flames. The police said they died instantly, but Jeff wondered if they did, or if that was just another empty platitude meant to lessen the sting, like they’re in a better place.
Most words of consolation are. Grown ups tell you and each other whatever they can to ease the pain, whether they actually believe it themselves or not. People, Jeff had already learned, almost always prefer pretty lies to ugly truths, and if you give them a choice, like that guy in The Matrix with a red pill in one hand and a blue in the other, they’ll go for the lie and clutch it like a scared little kid with a teddy bear.
He was no different when you got right down to it.
Uncle Tim settled for a station playing Taylor Swift and Jeff grimaced. He didn’t like Taylor Swift, or most music for that matter.
On the other side of the bridge, the highway curved up and out of sight. Uncle Tim turned left and followed another road matching the swollen river bend-for-bend. Kelsey glared at Aunt Margaret’s seat and impatiently tapped her foot. She didn’t want to move to Westernport. Unlike Jeff, she had friends back home in Franklin. Her life couldn’t be picked up and moved as easily as his. Sometimes, Jeff envied her.
“You guys excited?” Uncle Tim asked. He was a pair of limpid brown eyes in the rearview mirror.
“No,” Kelsey said before Jeff could reply.
Uncle Tim shrugged one shoulder, at a loss for how to reply. He and Aunt Margaret didn’t have kids and they always struck Jeff as uncomfortable around them. “You gotta give it time,” he said. “You’ll settle in, make new friends, and before you know it, you’ll love it there.”
“No I won’t,” she said sullenly.
Jeff didn’t think he would either, but he didn’t like Franklin, and if his memory was correct, he didn’t like Parkersburg before it.
They lapsed into silence and Jeff vacantly regarded the river, flashes of brown and white peeking through gnarled trees. A sheer rock-face loomed over the highway on the right, putting Jeff in mind of ancient ruins, and the blacktop angled up with the terrain. Now the river was below and the misty, time worn mountains of West Virginia directly across. From here, Jeff could just make out Westernport in the distance, white clapboard buildings clustered among dense stands of trees. He picked out the green roofed steeple of the Methodist church on Front Street, named (presumably) because it fronts the river.
A mile outside of town, a foul smell crept into the car, and Jeff’s nose wrinkled.
Kelsey sniffed the air and threw her head back with an exasperated groan.
The highway wound out of the hills and hit a straightaway. A brown sign with gold writing stood on the right. WELCOME TO WESTERNPORT, MD. The smell was stronger now, burning the insides of Jeff’s nose and sending his stomach rocking like the pitching deck of a ship in rough swells. He looked off to the left, and there, screened behind barren trees and a chain-link fence, was the source.
The sewage treatment facility.
Big, boxy, and drab, like a prison, it sat on a rounded peninsula jutting into the river, thick white smoke billowing from its single funnel. Kelsey pinched her nose and Jeff breathed through his mouth. The stench produced by the plant - which treated wastewater and sewage from Westernport, Luke, and Piedmont - permeated every inch of town, as inescapable as sand in the desert; shutting windows didn’t help, spraying Fabreeze didn’t help, nothing helped except for getting far, far away. No matter where you went, no matter what you did, the cloying whiff of shit would forever haunt the inside of your nose.
“I don’t wanna live here,” Kelsey whined. She sounded like she was going to break down crying.
Uncle Tim chuckled knowingly. He and Dad grew up here, so he understood. Even so, Jeff detected a mocking inflection - he, at least, got to go back home to Moorefield. “It’s not like this all the time,” he said. “Only certain parts of the day.”
“That’s still too much,” Aunt Margaret said and waved her hand in front of her face as if to dispel the odor.
“It’s bracing,” Uncle Tim said dismissively, “puts some hair on your chest.”
Aunt Maragret sneered in distaste, and he erupted in hearty, not entirely good-natured laughter.
In town, Westernport Road turns into Church Street. A gas station, a McDonald’s, and a Dollar General crowded the left flank and a gentle hill topped will houses fell back from the right. Near the river, tumbledown row houses with dirty siding overlooked 1st Street, and closer, Westernport Elementary, an archaic two story brick deal with big windows, huddled where it had since the twenties. Because of the village’s cramped layout, the houses on Church Street were virtually on top of the road, front yards consisting of cracked sidewalk or, if you were really lucky, a sliver of grass just wide enough to attract fallen leaves.
A diner, a bank, a barber shop, and a hardware store gathered around a four way intersection comprised Downtown. Ahead, Church Street crossed over George’s Creek, which bisects Westernport before filtering into the Potomac, and slithered off into the highlands to the north. On the left, Victory Post Road entered the neighboring town of Piedmont, West Virginia, by way of a bridge with no name.
Uncle Tim turned right, taking them deeper into town, and Jeff took a deep, calming breath. The sooner they got there, the sooner he’d have to start school, and of all the things he wasn’t looking forward to in the coming weeks and months, that was number one. On the very first day, he would walk in there an outsider, and everyone would know he didn’t belong, that he wasn’t one of them.
He didn’t want that.
He wanted to be invisible.
Victory Post Road weaved through the rest of Westernport. Jeff spotted the library, a Lutheran church, an auto shop - big roll-top doors open to reveal the shadowy interior of a garage - and the American Legion Post 155.
Just across the town limits, Uncle Tim turned into a dirt driveway wedged between two hillocks. At the top, Grandma and Grandpa’s house, a squat American Foursquare with red siding and a pitched roof over the porch, occupied a wide clearing ringed by woodland. Smoke drifted from the chimney and warm, inviting light shone in the first floor windows, lending the place a rustic charm that put Jeff at ease...even if only a little.
The tires spun and squelched in the sodden yard, and Uncle Tim gunned the engine to keep from getting stuck. “Every time it rains or snows, this place turns into a swamp,” he commented as he killed the engine.
“Didn’t your dad say he was going to put gravel down or something?” Aunt Maragret asked.
Uncle Tim snorted. “He’s been saying that for twenty years.” He opened the door and climbed out, and Aunt Margaret followed.
Jeff lingered a moment, delaying the inevitable, then got out himself; thin drops of cold rain beat down on his head and shoulders, dampening his hair and hoodie. Kelsey, arms still defiantly crossed, sat where she was, brows furrowed stormily. His first instinct was to leave her alone, but now that Mom and Dad were gone, he was sort of responsible for her. “You coming?” he asked.
“No,” she spat.
The venom in her voice was strong enough to kill a grown man ten times over. Jeff’s resolve wavered and he almost walked away. “You have to,” he said.
Uncle Tim and Aunt Margaret stood by the trunk, Aunt Margaret with her head ducked against the rain and Uncle Tim grabbing Kelsey’s bags.
“I don’t want to,” she said, “I wanna go back to Franklin.”
He couldn’t believe he was saying this - well, thinking it - but he did too. “I know, but you can’t.”
She drew a deep breath and pushed it back out again in a savage rush.
Jeff opened his mouth, then reconsidered what he was going to say. Uncle Tim doesn’t want us so it’s this or an orphanage. He glanced at his uncle through the rear window, then leaned in. “We don’t have a choice,” he said, “we can’t stay with Uncle Tim.”
“I could have stayed with Kendall.”
Kendall Kramer was Kelsey’s best friend. They did everything together, from putting on make-up to talking back to the teacher, and leaving her behind hurt Kelsey more than she would ever admit.
Jeff was starting to get annoyed, but forced himself to be patient. Losing Mom and Dad was just as hard on her as it was on him, if not harder. “No, you couldn’t have. Her parents didn’t want you living with them, no one wants you living with them but Grandma and Grandpa.”
That came out much, much harsher than he meant, and Kelsey flinched. Great job. You should be a councillor one day. Why yes, little Susie, your mommy probably does hate your guts. “Me too,” he quickly added. “We just have to make the best of it. I don’t want to either but…what else am I going to do?”
She turned her head pointedly away, and Jeff rolled his eyes. Whatever.
Slinging his bag over his shoulder, he slammed the door and went around to the trunk. The mud sucked at his Vans and he almost stepped out of them.
Grandpa had come outside and stood on the porch, a cup of coffee clutched in one hand. Tall and lanky with white hair and a Wayatt Earp mustache, he wore a thermal undershirt tucked into dark brown trousers. His face was rugged and weatherbeaten, but unlined, and his blue eyes were sharp and crystal clear. He was sixty-six but if he dyed his hair, he could pass for fifty, maybe even forty-five.
He flashed a tight smile and nodded, and Jeff nodded back. Grandpa was what the books might call a salt-of-the-earth type. He worked at the paper mill in Lucas for thirty years, voted Democrat until they got too far left, and raised chickens and pigs out back (today only a few hens and a single rooster remain). He looked tough because he was, and he looked mean but wasn’t.
Uncle Tim slammed the trunk lid and, with a bulging bag in each hand, he struggled to the porch, Aunt Margaret trailing behind. Jeff glanced at the car to see if Kelsey was going to get out, and when she didn’t, he went on without her. Fine, he thought, be that way.
“What’cha got in there?” Grandpa asked and nodded to the bags.
With a grunt of exertion, Uncle Tim sat them on the top step and leaned back as if to crack a troublesome muscle. “Kelsey’s stuff,” he said. “She brought everything we could fit.”
Because Uncle Tim only had the car, Jeff and Kelsey couldn’t bring much. Grandpa was going to hire a moving truck to get the rest and bring it out. Kelsey, laboring under the delusion that whatever she didn’t pack was going to be thrown in the garbage (or worse, given to charity) stuffed every single outfit, plush teddy bear, shoe, and keepsake into her bag that she could.
Jeff came up the stairs to get out of the rain and Grandpa looked at him. “That all you got?” he asked.
“Yeah, I don’t bring anything else.”
The corners of Granda’s mouth turned slightly up in one of his muted quarter-smiles that you’d be forgiven for mistaking for gas. “There you go,” he said, “a real man travels light.”
“A real man helps his uncle with heavy things,” Uncle Tim put in. “Grab one of these bags, will you?”
Jeff picked one up, and his arm nearly came out of his socket. Uncle Tim wasn’t lying, it was heavy.
Grandpa scurried ahead, opened the door, and stepped aside. Jeff stopped, got a better grip, and fought the bag across the threshold.
The living room was a pit of gloom, lit only by the blue glow of an ancient TV and the light falling in from the kitchen. The local news was on, a weatherman standing before a map of the area and chattering about low pressure systems and umbrellas, and metal clanging sounded from the kitchen. Jeff took a deep breath through his nose then coughed. Moth balls, old people, and rump roast.
To his left, an armchair and a canned rocker bookended a wing-back loveseat with an Afhgan draped over the back. Framed photos dotted the green-papered walls. Knick-knacks, doilies, and ornamental plates packed a scarred oak-wood hutch that looked as old as Grandpa, if not older.
A broad set of oaken stairs to Jeff’s right provided access to the second floor. Being careful not to knock any of the pictures down or trip on the runner, Jeff carried the bag to the top. The hall was pitch black and he stopped to feel along the wall for the lightswitch. He’d been coming here every summer since he was a kid and still had trouble finding it.
When he got it, dim yellow light filled the hall, chasing the shadows to the corners, where they nested and plotted their return. Up here, the walls were split in two by brown chair rail molding, beige paper with a floral pattern on top and wood paneling below. A vase full of artificial flowers stood on an end table in a little alcove, and scuffed wood flooring creaked under Jeff’s weight. The spicy scent of age seasoned the warm air and black and white photos of relatives Jeff had never met stared down at him as he passed.
There were three rooms up here. Grandma and Grandpa’s was at the end of the hall and Jeff and Kelsey’s on either side. At Kelsey’s door, he turned the knob and went inside.
Back home, Kelsey had a TV and a computer in her room, ditto Jeff, but here the accommodations were little more Spartan: A single neatly made bed, a dresser, and a rocking chair by the window. Wan light fell through lacy white curtains and suffused the darkness. A florid landscape panting hung above the bed and a full length mirror took up one dusty corner.
With only her phone to keep her occupied, Kelsey was going to be bored.
And when Kelsey was bored, she bellyached.
Leaving the bag on the bed, he went downstairs. Uncle Tim and Aunt Maragret stood in the foyer with Grandpa, and Grandma doted on Kelsey, who finally decided to join them. Grandma brushed her fingers through the little girl’s hair and cooed like she was the most adorable thing ever. “It’s so good to see you,” Grandma said.
“You too,” Kelsey said, partly to be polite and partly honest.
Grandma unhanded her and turned to Jeff. “You get taller every time I see you,” she said and held out her arms.
A short, rotund woman with long, messy hair the color of burnished steel and a pleasant face, she wore a red flannel shirt over a billowy black T-shirt that rustled with her movements. She believed in comfort over style and preferred men’s clothing to women’s because they fit better. Her hands were calloused and mannish from years of carpentry and tending the land, and her arms, when she wrapped them around Jeff’s lithe frame, thrummed with power like high tension wires. All those decades of chopping wood really paid off, he guessed.
“I’m only six,” Jeff demurred.
“Almost as tall as your grandfather,” she said.
“6’2,” Grandpa said. He looked at Uncle Tim, who barely reached 5’7. “It skips a generation.”
Uncle Tim snorted. “At least I don’t have to duck under everything.”
“You have to stretch,” Grandpa said. He patted Uncle Tim’s belly. “Think you’d have less of this.”
‘I’m saving up for the winter,” Uncle Tim said.
“Must gonna be a long winter,” Grandpa said.
After Uncle Tim and Aunt Margaret left, Jeff took his own bag to his room and sat heavily on the edge of the bed. Like Kelsey’s, it was sparsely furnished with a bed, a dresser, a high boy, a wardrobe, and a desk and chair set. Jeff drew a deep breath and looked around, taking in every detail. He loved his grandparents and their house was a place of good feelings and good memories, but he didn't want to live there.
As filled with love as it might be, it wasn’t home.
Home was his parents, home was his room in Franklin, home was the lax rules and minimal oversight Mom and Dad employed. His grandparents weren’t overbearing, but they were different, older, and their ways weren’t his parents’.
He’d just have to get used to it, though.
Because his parents were dead and from now on, this place, this town, was his life.
Like he told Kelsey in the car, they just had to make the best of it.
And he honestly believed that.
But the question was: Could he?
And for that, he had no answer.
***
Robert Dunham, chief of the Westernport Police Department, started Thursday morning as he did any other: With whiskey, coffee, and a visit to Faye’s Diner.
A tall, lank man with black hair beginning to gray at the temples and icy blue eyes that belied his genuine warmth, Dunham had lived his entire forty-three years in Westernport, and had been eating breakfast at Faye’s every day since he was fifteen. It was a ritual for him, and if Dunham was anything, it was a creature of habit. He woke at the same time every morning, went to bed at the same time each night, and did the same things he’d been doing for twenty years in exactly the same way.
His philosophy was this: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Change isn’t a bad thing, but too many people these days just aren’t happy with consistency. With all the computers, Facebook, and iPhones, the human attention span had shrunk and now everyone had ADHD and just can’t sit still. Dunham’s parents, like many of the old timers inhabiting the hills around Westernport, were livestock farmers, simple people with simple ways and conservative values. They went to bed at the same time every night, had dinner at the same time every evening, and watched the same TV programs every week. They rarely deviated from course, and alterations came few and far between. For example, Dunham’s folks had the same living room set for forty years. It was plaid, threadbare, and ugly, but comforting too, because while everything outside changed, it - and everything else in the house - remained the same, an island of stability in the shifting sands of time.
He didn’t always feel that way. When he was younger, Westernport bored him to tears; outside of mudding, swimming in the river, and watching the mountains erode, there wasn’t much to do. If you had a car, you could drive the twenty miles to Cumberland where there were restaurants, a movie theater, the YMCA, and the mall, but if not, you were pretty much out of luck. As a kid, he wanted action, adventure, big cities, all the things you’d expect a rural farm boy to pine for.
But he never got them. He stayed right here in town, married, joined the department, divorced, and passed his days doing his best Andy Griffith - which was pretty good, if he said so himself.
Like the fabled town of Mayberry, Westernport was clean, polite, and safe. No one left their doors unlocked - even Aunt Bea wouldn’t do that - but if they forgot to before turning in, well, chances are nothing would happen anyway.
Unfortunately, that was beginning to change. Meth production (and consumption) was quickly becoming a popular pastime in the area just like it was in small towns across the nation. Last year, the state police raided a house on Pine Street and seized enough meth to power a fleet of truckers for a month, and the year before that, a tweaker attacked someone at Dell’s Tavern and nearly killed him. Dunham likened it to cancer. Right now, they were in the early stages, but give it time and it would spread.
Another sign of the times, he supposed.
Whether change was good or not, it was beginning to creep in like the rising tide, and sometimes, it left him feeling lost.
That made his daily visits to Faye’s all the sweeter.
Situated on the corner of Church Street and Victory Post Road, Faye’s was housed in a converted rail car, long and narrow with big plate-glass windows and a chrome finish. Neon letters spelled DINER across the roof like a beacon to the hungry, and a special board by the door listed all of the things you could buy inside...which wasn’t much. Faye kept the menu simple and cheap. It wasn’t fancy food, but it was good, stuck to your ribs, and didn’t break your wallet.
Just past eight, Dunham pulled into the gravel parking lot and frowned at the pick-up truck in his usual spot. Such a small thing and inconsequential, but it still nagged him as he drew alongside it and parked. His greatest flaw, his ex-wife Jeni said, was being “OCD.” He liked things done a certain way and when something wasn’t the way it ought to be, it bothered him, like a loose pebble in his shoe. He didn’t see that as a flaw, but he could admit that he took it a little too far sometimes.
Obviously, or else Jeni wouldn’t have left him.
Shoving those thoughts away lest they sour his mood, he killed the engine and got out. Cold drops of rain pelted his green canvas coat and mud squelched beneath his meticulously polished boots. Inside, a lunch counter flanked the back wall and booths with red vinyl upholstery lined the front. A Pac-Man cabinet that hadn’t worked in twenty years sat next to the bathrooms, and the warm smells of sizzling bacon, frying eggs, and hashbrowns drifted from the order window. A fat man in a green vest and a John Deere cap with a mesh back took up one of the stools, his hairy ass crack bared to the world, and a waitress in a pink uniform refilled his coffee, then went to the window, where a plateful of pancakes waited.
Dunham unzipped his coat, brushed the hem behind his gun, and sat, leaving two spaces between him and the trucker. “What’d you say, Curt?” he asked.
Curt Fields glanced at him, then grinned when he realized who it was. “Hey, Bobby,” he said, “cleaning up the streets?”
Another lifer - one who had grown up in Westernport and was fated to die there as well - Curt drove for P.H. Anderson Trucking out of Cumberland. He and Dunham went to school together and were good friends in seventh and eighth grade. They drifted apart in high school. There was no reason...no bad blood, no umbridge...it just happened. “Not on an empty stomach,” Dunham said archly.
The waitress came back, grabbed a mug, and sat it in front of Dunham in one fluid motion, as though she had been doing this for thirty-five years. To be fair, she had. Tall with bushy blonde hair streaked through with gray, Maud Anson was like Faye’s itself: A permanent fixture by which you could set your watch. Deep lines radiated from the corners of her mouth and eyes and her skin had gradually taken the appearance of cracked leather. She had to be in her sixties, but Dunham didn’t know and had never asked: It’s not polite to ask a woman her age.
“Mornin’, Bob,” she said and filled the cup.
“Morning, Maud.”
“Usual?”
Dunham mulled that over a moment. Creature of habit though he may be, he did enjoy occasionally mixing things up. Normally, he had an egg (sunny side up), two strips of bacon, two sausage links, and a piece of white toast, lightly burned. It was good, it filled him up, and that’s all that mattered to him. These days, he was starting to think Jeni was right.
You’re too predictable, she huffed once, it’s irritating.
In his defense, Jeni was one of those people who fetishize leaving their small town. When they first started dating in high school, they both wanted to get the hell out of Westernport, and some evenings, they’d park on Prospect Hill, lay in the bed of Dunham’s battered hand-me-down Ford, and gaze up at the stars while talking about all the places they wanted to go. Dunham eventually grew up and got practical, Jeni didn’t; she was a near forty-year-old woman with stars in her eyes and still dreaming of New York City, as though it weren’t an overtaxed, anti-cop hell hole.
She hated the mundane and the predictable...and unfortunately, he was both of those things.
Maud was looking at him funny, and he sighed. “Switch out the sausage for grits,” he said.
Nodding, she jotted his order down in her notepad, ripped it out, and stuck it to the wheel.
While he waited, Dunham sipped coffee and went through his mental to-do list. The dining room filled by degrees until every seat was taken and the roaring din of three dozen voices talking at once choked the air. Willey Harper, Westernport’s resident drunk, sat on Curt’s left and conversed with Dan Strode, the minister. Tall and willowy with a shock of white hair, an unkempt beard, and perpetually bleary eyes, Willey was the janitor at the high school before he hurt his back and went on disability. For nearly ten years, he’d been cashing other people’s tax dollars and drinking himself stupid. Dan, short and pudgy with glasses and a combover, had conducted every burial, marriage, and Baptism in Westernport since George Bush Sr. was president.
After eating, Dunham laid a twenty down on the counter and left. The rain had slackened and a chilly breeze washed over him. He zipped his jacket up, ducked his head, and went to the car. Behind the wheel, he started the engine, backed up, and swung right. A truck hauling timber blasted by on Victory Post Road, and Dunham’s eyes went to the rusted chains keeping the logs together. Ever since Final Destination 2, those trucks made him nervous. All it took was one weak link and BAM, Armageddon in downtown Westernport.
Turning left, he drove the three blocks to the police station, a modern brick-and-glass building on Church Street with a blue awning over the door. He parked in the side lot, cut the engine, and got out.
In the lobby, he wiped his feet on the carpet and shook himself dry like a fussy dog. Tammy Reid, the secretary/dispatcher, sat behind a counter shielded from the public by durable plexiglass, her plain face buried in paperwork. A man-sized door to its right provided access to the squad room, and Durham went through.
Cluttered desks dotted a wide, tile-floored room, and metal filing cabinets stood sentry against dingy white walls. Billy Norton, the station rookie, got up from his terminal and carried a sheet of paper over to the fax machine. Tall and thin with blonde hair, his brown uniform fit him perfectly, but still seemed somehow too big, as though he were a kid playing dress up and not a real cop at all. The illusion was strongest when he laughed.
Mike Van Scoy came out of the break room with a styrofoam cup of coffee and took a long, languid sip, looking for all the world like a man who wasn’t on the clock. A ten year veteran of the force, he was Billy’s opposite in every way: Short, olive complexioned, and cynical to the point of parody. Crime wasn’t ubitious to Westernport the way it was to larger towns, but listening to Mike talk, you’d think he’d seen everything from serial killers to terrorism. In actuality, the worst thing he ever saw was -
Dunham’s lips settled into a sour frown.
“Morning, Chief,” Mike said.
“Morning,” Dunham said. Mike fell in next to him. “Anything exciting happen?”
Mike worked the overnight shift along with Gavin Holmes. “Just Craig Donner beating his girlfriend up again.”
Dunham made a disgusted noise in the back of his throat. Every town over a certain size has its designated Bad Boy, and Craig Donner had been Westernport’s since he was fifteen. A few years older than Dunham, he started small, egging windows and fighting, then graduated to theft, assault, and manufacture and sale of meth. Willey Harper might be the town drunk, but Craig Donner wasn’t far behind, and whereas Willey was a happy drunk who didn’t bother anyone, Craig got mean. In the nearly twenty years Dunham had been with the department, he ran Craig in on thirteen different occasions, five of them for slapping his girlfriend, Candy, around.
“Is he in a cell?” Dunham asked. There were ten holding cells in the basement, all of them empty as of yesterday afternoon.
Mike shook his head. “Nah, Candy begged me not to so I left him.”
That was Candy alright. When Craig got liquored up and started hitting her, she called, then when it came time to put him in the back of the car, she went to pieces. Dunham didn’t believe in victim blaming, but Candy had every opportunity to get away from Craig and be done with it, but she never took it.
Hard to feel sorry for someone being bitten by a rabid dog when they refuse to leave its kennel.
“Anything else?” Dunham asked.
“No, sir,” Mike said and took a sip.
“Alright, you can go home.”
Mike nodded and rushed off, and Dunham went into his office. A small but tidy space with blue carpet, white walls, and a large oak desk that gleamed in the overhead lights, it was an oasis of order and stability and here, surrounded by plaques, certificates, and commendations from the state (some signed by the governor himself), Dunham found the peace that he had long missed at home.
Sitting, he powered on his computer, then slipped a glossy photograph from the desk’s center drawer. A pretty girl about sixteen smiled up at him, her blonde hair spilling over her shoulder like waves of wheat and her crystal blue eyes still like mountain lakes. The atmosphere darkened with tension and Dunham’s lips screwed up in a puckered grimace.
Veronica Nicely was three weeks shy of her seventeenth birthday when someone killed her in September. Her body was found in a farmer’s field west of town. She was fully clothed and face down, arms and legs splayed like the broken appendages of a discarded mannequin. Her chest and stomach had been slashed with razor sharp talons and her entrails fell onto the ground with a sickening wet plop when the medical examiner turned her over. Shedded fur salted her tacky skin and the ground around her.
Dunham concluded that she was attacked by either a large dog or by the wolves who lived in the surrounding hills.
Then the M.E. found the bite marks on her legs and inner thighs.
They were human.
Later on, the M.E. ascertained that the other wounds were made with a razor, not claws. They’re too clean, he said and traced one with his gloved pointer finger. Claw marks are messy, they tear the flesh. These are clean and precise.
The killer wanted to make it look like an animal attack and did such a good job it fooled Dunham. If it weren’t for modern forensics, they might have gotten away with it.
In the near two months since, Dunham had been following leads, asking questions, and compiling evidence...of which there wasn’t much. Veronica was pretty, popular, and kind; she never got into trouble, didn’t have a boyfriend, and didn’t drink or use drugs. At first, Dunham surmised that she was known to the killer, but by now, he had to admit that it was probably random, the work of an itinerant killer just passing through, here and gone like a shadow in the night.
That nagged him. Having a cold case on his hands triggered his OCD and left him feeling restless. Thinking of her...a bright and vivacious girl with a promising future snatched rudely away...pissed him off. Her killer was out there right this very second while she lay under six feet of dirt in Mount Carmel. The unfairness of it all weighed down on Dunham’s shoulders and if he wasn’t careful, it would start to consume him.
“We’ll find him,” he promised, and the croak of his voice in the silence disturbed him. This was one of his daily rituals, soothing in its monotony. At this point, he didn’t know if they’d catch her killer or not, but as long as he was out there, Dunham had hope.
Returning the photo to the drawer, Dunham logged onto his computer and started his day.
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2020.10.18 18:28 NegativePiglet8 Hush (2016) [Slasher] [Home Invasion]

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5022702/
In less than a decade, Mike Flanagan has already had a very impressive career, starting with a crowd-funded feature with Abstentia until eventually making a sequel to one of the greatest horror films of all time with his 2019 film Doctor Sleep. He’s made seven feature length movies and directed all ten episodes of the phenomenal The Haunting of Hill House, showing he can adapt more than just Stephen King. In the middle of all of this he made a very simple and effective little slasher called Hush.
Hush stars Kate Siegel as Maddie Young, a novelist who suffered from Meningitis at a young age, and is permanently deaf and mute. While working on the ending of her next book, Maddie is placed in an very unlucky path or a masked serial killer, and is forced to try to outsmart the man and attempt to escape her remote home.
Overall, very simple premise. We have our final girl being perused by a masked killer with no way to call for help. And while it’s simple, and, for many, could be seen as overdone, I think what makes Hush standout among the countless slasher affair is its very methodical nature. The pacing, the way characters attack and retreat, the change of dynamic within the narrative all feels very deliberate and thoughtful. Our main character is already placed in a massive disadvantage because of her disability, but watching take the situation at hand and slowly formulate a plan to try and survive. It does remind me some of You’re Next by having a pretty competent final girl, but unlike You’re Next, Maddie doesn’t have to be a survivalist to act intelligently. And while not every choice she makes is perfect, it almost always makes sense with the information she has and the urgency of the situation.
Speaking of urgency, I’d say the ramping up of that aspect might be the strongest part of the film. The killer figures out very early on that Maddie is deaf, and uses that to his advantage to begin a sort of game. He starts by sneaking her phone away, and when she understands the situation is quick to kill the power, in turn her internet access, critical in her situation without the phone. It’s a very believable way to keep the character isolated and avoids making it convoluted. From there, each character takes turns, almost like a chess board, taking hits on the other.
Overall, Hush is an tremendously tense 81 minutes that really shows what a master of his genre can do with a tired formula.
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2020.10.15 20:39 The_Big_Willy [WTT] A Ton of DVD's and Books!! Will Consider ALL Offers!

Huge DVD and Book Sale!
I won a metric shit ton of DVD's and Books at auction and wanted to give y'all first dibs on my goodies!! It took me over 10 total hours to sort and catalog these. I hope it was worth it lmao. These are the prices I'm going to list them for on eBay, so...
You all get 20% off whatever price is listed!
I will entertain ALL trades. Specifically I’d like some wheat pennies, pre-1982 pennies, or junk silver, but I’m open to literally ANYTHING.
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Trades:
I will entertain all trades!
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Shipping:
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I am willing to add insurance to any package upon request at the buyer's expense.
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2020.10.14 11:56 jensyao [Thread] What other songs/artists would you recommend that are similar to Nas?

Try to aim for obscure, non-mainstream, or slept on songs (Almost as if hiphopheads' overposted songs rules apply (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qpbd-fHbMyfWXlWPRA_XfgzYayc8cIjn8J9CuL-aNpE/ )) we're trying to find some underground gems here:
The artist should be obscure or if you search the artist name on youtube, that song should not be one of top 10-20 results ..These are some sampler songs for you to continue the research
Artist Title link
Papoose ft busta rhymes Guns of Mines https://youtu.be/KH-eJODRWZI reminds me of I Gave You Power. special mention: Papoose is known for remaking classic songs like Jay-Z's Kingdom Come https://youtu.be/b8U-CZ6YiyI
Papoose 50 Shots (Sean Bell Tribute) https://youtu.be/eIw1z-QOInI still wished Nas rhymed on the Sam Cooke Sample on the intro to It Was Written
Papoose Sharades https://youtu.be/B5864i3jNMU check out his law library series
Jay Electronica My World (Nas Salute) https://youtu.be/KX9WvOjKFuM he remade The world is yours. listen to his whole discography
Jay Electronica Dimethyltryptamine https://youtu.be/SThOdYGRmI8
Rakim 18th Letter https://youtu.be/FkBJPV3-eCM Nas is the 2nd coming of Rakim. Rakim's solo projects are overlooked
Rakim Holy Are You https://youtu.be/f_h0rS6LP1c Rakim has new releases once in a while
Rakim Run remix https://youtu.be/ggL1fW2ea_g
Slick Rick Can't Dance To A Track That Ain't Got No Soul/Midas Touch https://youtu.be/KiA0MtZ_okI listen to his first album as well
Slick Rick ft Outkast Street Talkin https://youtu.be/6u1Ps6ZlDxA classic
Artist Title link
2 Chainz ft Bun B & Big KRIT Pimps https://youtu.be/o1HEN3t3SIc
2 Chainz ft Marsha Ambrosius Forgiven https://youtu.be/nOIOouttJfw
2Pac & Snoop Dogg If There's A Cure https://youtu.be/rh0K_Nd1NFA
2Pac Never Call You Bitch Again (Live) https://youtu.be/fQtcd-oESYc 2Pac's work ethic was so ridiculous that his vocals sometimes end up on OG beats or then end up on some overproduced remixed beat, but his flow, storytelling, and lyricism shines here in the live version
2Pac ft Bun B & Brooklyn me against the world https://youtu.be/QghCVUBL3vE the entire rap phenomenon II mixtape is fire
2Pac ft Storm & Marvelous Never Be Peace OG https://youtu.be/IzjkPXzuXQE
2Pac ft Storm 4 My Niggaz OG https://youtu.be/8hccnakjhPA
50 Cent ft Schoolboy Q Can I Speak To You https://youtu.be/x8tsQ77_TUw
8Ball & MJG ft Bun B The Streets https://youtu.be/JWyVqnHAeFw
8Ball & MJG ft Ludacris Shot Off https://youtu.be/Es1KX4qtjzI
A Tribe Called Quest The Pressure https://youtu.be/mn8-_ntBtqM
A Tribe Called Quest ft Punchline, Wordsworth, Jane Doe, Mos Def Rock Rock Y'all/Hydro https://youtu.be/sr9WSafFso4
Aaliyah ft Danja Mowf, Mad Skillz & Lonnie B Are You That Somebody? (Supafriendz Remix) https://youtu.be/3qacIiB7mUg
Ab-Soul ft Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko Terrorist Threats https://youtu.be/m_71q5lVEjc
Antipop Consortium What Am I? https://youtu.be/B8oAh6hdIwA?t=61
AZ Animal https://youtu.be/hvC8Ti5grIM whole album was fire and overlooked
AZ ft half a mil and begetz street life https://youtu.be/sgblD_fVujw
AZ, 38 Spesh Honest Truth https://youtu.be/KfGoD7bRXtk
Big Daddy Kane Any Type of Way https://youtu.be/0V3-AiOWUgA
Big Daddy Kane ft Kool G Rap Raw (Original 8 Minute Version) https://youtu.be/neOGoliSk-Q
Big K.R.I.T. Energy https://youtu.be/y7fU2pY962E
Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. HERE https://youtu.be/rtIj3hwTax0 KRIT and J Cole are like the Nas of the south, but they also make their own beats
Big K.R.I.T. Mt. Olympus (Original Version) https://youtu.be/3s-w-zSbTu8
Big L Doo Wop Freestyle https://youtu.be/yTHCF2dAw78
Big L ft 2Pac & Biggie Smalls Deadly Combination Remix https://youtu.be/u5hEWtgUSzo
Big Pun & Big L Where You At? https://youtu.be/vkIIFtkdIyc
Big Pun Wishful Thinking https://youtu.be/3NQMRYk5fDY
Big Pun You Ain't a Killer https://youtu.be/c8rfpda1s-o
Binary Star Reality Check https://youtu.be/__Z4jDgOFTA
Biz Markie Biz Is Goin' Off https://youtu.be/u-S5LJ-HciE
Bizzie Boyz Droppin' It https://youtu.be/S8P70-df6h8
Black Thought 9th vs. Thought https://youtu.be/EDQmPS57KRc
Black Thought Twofifteen https://youtu.be/k2rPCqWObRs
Blackstar Definition https://youtu.be/BYfXmW-s3UY
Bun B I Git Down 4 Mine https://youtu.be/emXKwVQSWhE
Busta Rhymes Salute Da Gods https://youtu.be/wiWuFXAzPQk album is fire
Busta Rhymes ft DMX & Jay Z Why We Die https://youtu.be/LPTJWCY0LlU
Cam'ron & juelz santana long time coming https://youtu.be/j0xGU4E7otc the original version of Lord You Know https://youtu.be/4fN5_pwjbQM
Canibus Poet Laureate II https://youtu.be/vuXrT03lyGo
Canibus and Papoose Guerrilla Monsoon https://youtu.be/2ymilJ0kzQ0
Canibus ft Jedi Mind Tricks Liberal Arts https://youtu.be/xLKF1ydRwro
Cee lo The wakeup Show freestyle https://youtu.be/-o6ia5Mg9ls
Cee Lo Green ft Jazze Pha & TI The One https://youtu.be/-h5YX5NFCnM
Children of the Corn Biscuits And Bangers https://youtu.be/cFlUSfxlz-I the whole mixtape/album is fire
Chino xl ft common & royce Enough Beef https://youtu.be/cV0A60DiH7k
Chip Tha Ripper Like That https://youtu.be/MBuJQSKYXfQ samples take it in blood
Chubb Rock Treat 'Em Right https://youtu.be/UL68eMRTIHI
Clipse Freedom https://youtu.be/5hLYTnlrSIE
Co$$ ft Sene & Aloe Blacc Only When I Dream https://youtu.be/2O9ASJZ9G_M
Company Flow 89.9 Detrimental https://youtu.be/u90UqOchRvE
Cormega ft Mobb Deep Killaz Theme https://youtu.be/sTgwcR6zBPs
Cormega ft Red Alert Parrish Smith Grand Puba Krs One and Big Daddy Kane Mega Fresh X https://youtu.be/FnvP1DiDexY this whole album was a masterpiece
Crooked I Can I Talk To You https://youtu.be/iSnhcZDIpG8 check out his hip hop weekly series
Cunninlynguists ft Masta Ace Seasons https://youtu.be/vrPIcIYV6ao
Cunninlynguists Ft Tonedeff Love Ain't https://youtu.be/s8-CYULVdDg
Curren$y ft Jay Electronica & Mos Def The day https://youtu.be/amS-GMSjsCw
Cyhi The Prince Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 https://youtu.be/KXXJdn8upRM
Cyhi The Prince Bury White https://youtu.be/WmKLk3332n0
D.I.T.C. ft Big L, A.G., Lord Finesse, & O.C. Day One https://youtu.be/rjsUyeR6t4E
D.O.C. Portrait of a Master Piece https://youtu.be/1i4nlPf14cM
Das EFX Baknaffek https://youtu.be/rGA6shXdb_M
Das EFX Diggy Das https://youtu.be/wpLBh318wDw
D-Block ft Styles P Cocaine Spitter https://youtu.be/naAIDTY_Llg
De La Soul ft MF Doom Rock Co.Kane Flow https://youtu.be/72QkFJgjFyg
De La Soul Plug Tunin' Original https://youtu.be/87BFgfvLZzE
Dead Prez Hip Hop https://youtu.be/oiusDE0KND8 this song blew up but it's still fire
DMX ft Mary J. Blige Coming From https://youtu.be/ycT2gDm6TiA
Drag-On Dirty Funk https://youtu.be/kHtypDf4TsE
Drunken Master ft Lola Damone 50 Players Deep https://youtu.be/cuVS1P5HtzM
Eazy-E BNK (solo joint) https://youtu.be/vTYSDS65eGM
Eminem microphone https://youtu.be/O9o0eNp_U_0 that song is too fire not to mention, he was rhyming like Nas and AZ on Infinite
EPMD ft Redman, Method Man, Lady Luck Symphony 2000 https://youtu.be/xp09snLms5E
Evidence ft Raekwon & Ras Kass The Red Carpet https://youtu.be/wIyUa7l7RvM
Fabolous Oh Let's Do It https://youtu.be/8SsPuINBDt0
Fabolous ft Mary J. Blige My Life https://youtu.be/jvBt3wkk1BQ
Fabolous ft Paul Cain Renegade https://youtu.be/EpDjsEyHCFA
Fabolous ft pusha t Life is so exciting https://youtu.be/s4d8YB99qU8 his whole friday night freestyles, no competition, soul tapes mixtape are fire
Fabolous Pachanga https://youtu.be/6BQBsU4waFk uses Nas line from The Message
Fat Joe and Mysonne #FREESTYLE103 Funk Flex https://youtu.be/A2DBzRkiLF8
Fat Joe ft Big Pun & Big L Bring 'Em Back https://youtu.be/b9pNhSSqVHA
Fat Joe ft Big Pun, Armageddon, Raekwon Firewater https://youtu.be/ezGnTe_JJ5E
Fugees Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Global Mix) https://youtu.be/jHFHlk1mGYg
Fugees Ready or Not (Clark Kent / Django Remix) https://youtu.be/M9nq3a40YXw
Fugees ft A Tribe Called Quest & Busta Rhymes Rumble In The Jungle https://youtu.be/Ok6fmRt6MvU
Game Gutter https://youtu.be/RuCM0fnhwF0 rhymes on Nas' War (DJ Clue version)
Game infrared https://youtu.be/yYLVS-cuwvg
Game Let us live https://youtu.be/-7mBKmN3jAk Game did whole song with a Nas flow"Voice Raspy, who I sound like? Don't ask me"
Game ft Common Angel https://youtu.be/Mh4AsyxeKG4
Game ft Nu Jerzey Devil & Phylissia my life https://youtu.be/ICyvSwW5NR0
Game ft Pusha T Name Me King https://youtu.be/nN2b7oJvfZM
Gang Starr All 4 Tha Cash https://youtu.be/6OVR9f8xWd0 got through their greatest hits to start
Geto Boys Yes Yes Ya'll https://youtu.be/ezqVPrm6ZUo
Ghostface killah ABC https://youtu.be/wefi_nlM8ho
Ghostface Killah Charlie Brown (Original Version) https://youtu.be/o7MPZbCX7gI
Ghostface killah ft Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Raekwon, Freeway Run (Remix) https://youtu.be/Mg-bInzAJk8
Ghostface Killah ft Notorious B.I.G. & Raekwon Three Bricks https://youtu.be/CClZTxwUzjE so slept on
Ghostface Killah ft Raekwon Flowers (Original) https://youtu.be/Mk4jfehnJb4
Grouch & Eligh Lake Release https://youtu.be/OluUx7z80qE
G-Unit The Mechanic https://youtu.be/ucEOnWkC0nk prodigy also rhymed on this beat https://youtu.be/u-_wM_4jHEY?t=64
High & Mighty ft Mos Def & Mad Skillz B-Boy Document '99 https://youtu.be/QmoCPz5p938
Hi-Tek ft Raekwon, Dion & Ghostface Killah My Piano https://youtu.be/on92fMlhEns
Holocaust Silkworm https://youtu.be/cIHAu3pum2o
Immortal Technique & Diabolic Hidden Track https://youtu.be/imNXJItVQ2M
Immortal Technique The 4th Branch https://youtu.be/m9OUhaalT3U His first 2 mixtapes has no skips
Immortal Technique ft Diabolic & Ras Kass Payback https://youtu.be/yTZqwJFA47o
Inspectah Deck ft Kool G Rap & Killa Sin Framed https://youtu.be/555cdokPNa0
J. Cole ft Aaliyah & Missy Elliott Best Friend https://youtu.be/WL2tp9aXzaQ
J. Cole ft Missy Elliott Nobody's Perfect https://youtu.be/c_EDbmqw7HE
Jadakiss & Styles P The People https://youtu.be/6-cvgEGDPGk
Jadakiss big dog status https://youtu.be/J924_7Iymdo
Jadakiss Ft Swizz Beatz ASAP Rocky Street Knock https://youtu.be/49q0rIhwjk4
Jay-Z I Can't Get With Dat https://youtu.be/UpWB9Lhaxvc
Jay-Z ft Memphis Bleek & Sauce Money Marcy To Hollywood https://youtu.be/Ox0pO6KqfsE
Jaz-O Ft The Game Gangstas Ride https://youtu.be/BYdg6dlSZk8
Jedi Mind Tricks ft Kool G Rap Animal Rap https://youtu.be/2Xh-6rwXsU4
Jim Jones ft The Game, Cam'ron, Lil' Flip & Bezel Certified Gangstas (Remix) https://youtu.be/A0ZfZttQYhI
Joell Ortiz & Novel Duffle Bag Boy https://youtu.be/MK4eQ8QoutE
Joell Ortiz ft Bun B & Tech N9ne Night Train (remix) https://youtu.be/yjnqVFt3ahY
Joyner Lucas Bank Account (Remix) https://youtu.be/ZFy7RdZWwj8 all his freestyle covers are fire, when he started listing rappers he looked up to, that was fire
JR Writer ft Lil' Wayne & Cam'ron Bird Call https://youtu.be/JKpJCxsCpfI
Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, The Game, Bezel round here (remix) https://youtu.be/2XN3Sduaxdw
Kanye West ft Beyonce, Charlie Wilson, and Big Sean See Me Now https://youtu.be/-5pIEDvec0g
Kanye West ft Ludacris and The Game Whole City Behind Us https://youtu.be/n1FYoLpVRHY
Kendrick Lamar LOOK OUT FOR DETOX https://youtu.be/B5eT6TaEtPI
Killer Mike Burn https://youtu.be/33bgUSxbfqY
Killer Mike That's Life https://youtu.be/kiJ5B1xMJio
King Geedorah/MF Doom f Lil' Sci, ID 4 Winds & Stahhr Next levels https://youtu.be/p6XSZ4WtxuM
King Los Calm Dat https://youtu.be/oqdCPJB02yE
King Los Mo Money Mo Problems https://youtu.be/xH02tftlyiM ghostwriter for P. Diddy after Royce
King T ft Dr Dre Money https://youtu.be/ot4puiIfumQ
Kool G Rap It's a shame https://youtu.be/G6gYkC-SLic
Kool G Rap One Dark Night https://youtu.be/uZt9Vweniak
Kool G Rap Real Life https://youtu.be/tmsjg6RBZvU
KRS-One Step into a World (Rapture's Delight) https://youtu.be/_J14G986iK8
L.O.X. & Made Men Tommy's Theme https://youtu.be/-3ZLly264L0
Lauryn Hill Motives and Thoughts https://youtu.be/p4TFZ98Q7mY
LL Cool J Rock the Bells (original 7 minute version) https://youtu.be/VGabHGJAHfc
Logic Midnight Marauder https://youtu.be/4uGN96G_vdU?t=92
Logic ft Dria Stainless https://youtu.be/dTkC2r4YOXM
Lone Catalysts ft Talib Kweli Due Process https://youtu.be/teySfA6OWiw
Lost Boyz Renee https://youtu.be/L6vEjdyCZKM
Ludacris Southern Fried Intro https://youtu.be/q8zKT3A2Ezc
Lupe Fiasco deliver https://youtu.be/Lva9QlecMX4
Lupe Fiasco Kings https://youtu.be/xV7m5l6H4Gk
Lupe Fiasco mural https://youtu.be/XR84Yo41DxI
Lushlife through the wire (remix) https://youtu.be/wlun8LOGL48
Mary J. Blige ft Smif n Wessun I Love You https://youtu.be/wuw6Xu9ZARU
Mase All I Ever Wanted https://youtu.be/7egxPbCGOMU probably the first 90s rapper to rap maturely his age
Mase Gotta Survive https://youtu.be/9RPJddGbyt4 Mase on some God's Son shit
Mase My Harlem Lullaby https://youtu.be/dc-EXZnCx9U
Masta Ace ft Jean Grae Soda & Soap https://youtu.be/1CfVD8u7dM4
Masta Killa ft Raekwon & Ghostface Killah D.T.D. https://youtu.be/t8P2oolRZkE
Mathematics ft Inspektah Deck, Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah Four Horsemen https://youtu.be/vnYhvhjJwec
Meek Mill ft Rick Ross & Jay Z What's Free https://youtu.be/FpNWvxE9nXY on some woke shit
Method Man ft Ol' Dirty Bastard Synthetic Substitution https://youtu.be/Xf5eZwgu8rI
MF Doom & MF Grimm 1000 Degrees https://youtu.be/jJpJo521Lxk
MF Doom That's that https://youtu.be/vw99ZCUsqrI
Mic Geronimo ft DMX, Ja Rule, Tragedy & The LOX Usual Suspects https://youtu.be/saAFrBI0e84
Missy Elliott ft Jay-Z Back in the Day https://youtu.be/eDsoap7l4Fk
Mobb Deep ft Big Noyd The Learning (Burn) https://youtu.be/_KybBiBie6U
Mos Def ft busta rhymes Do It Now https://youtu.be/10WgCJKSJhI
Mos Def ft Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg Oh No https://youtu.be/hCz0NFZABiI
Mos Def ft Talib Kweli Know That https://youtu.be/JIHZqFju58g
Mystikal Not That Nigga (Remix) https://youtu.be/rSfPBdF0h5Q
Nappy Roots ft Jazze Pha, Cam'ron & Twista Awnaw (remix) https://youtu.be/eMjSyx9ooTc
Notorious BIG Queen Bitch (demo for Lil Kim) https://youtu.be/pRGtREP6IG8
Notorious BIG ft Junior Mafia Oh My Lord https://youtu.be/wAWb-gxU8jY whole biggie duets album is fire
Notorious BIG, Coolio, Redman, Ill Al Skratch, Big Mike, Busta Rhymes, Buckshot & Bone Thugs Points https://youtu.be/_vroLokIrCo
Novel ft Joell Ortiz & Papoose So Much More https://youtu.be/VaNgpmTnsXM
Ol 'dirty Bastard Wasted Time https://youtu.be/GQ0HiZ5LEQw
Original Flavor ft Jay-Z Can I Get Open? https://youtu.be/npYPPvgVzZQ
Outkast 13th Floor / Growing Old https://youtu.be/9OvDuXM7_Bs super creative
Outkast Aquemini https://youtu.be/M4fwLA1_ARM
Papoose Shoot Em Up Bang Bang https://youtu.be/BcilFVyon4U
Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun ft Buckshot Night Time https://youtu.be/YkltIOTQ43E album was slept on
Pharrell ft Fam-Lay This is My Life https://youtu.be/HsWv-qr8gXY
Pitch Black It's All Real https://youtu.be/f7hzPJ2SgKw
PRhyme ft Jay Electronica To Me, To You https://youtu.be/p_g0ruf5nhM
PSK-13 Ft UGK Like Yesterday https://youtu.be/C_XnJ3yhF9s
Pusha T cook it down https://youtu.be/spkk4GdSyHQ
Pusha T King Push https://youtu.be/YAFVu_A4OwQ his mixtapes are fire
Pusha T my god https://youtu.be/en9LHgMgN0U
Raekwon Big Spender https://youtu.be/GfrqHtNrzOk
Raekwon Incarcerated Scarfaces https://youtu.be/pbSUCjMAyII I gotta get paid ft ghostface, the non-screwed version
Rapsody ft Big Daddy Kane Young, Black With A Gift https://youtu.be/NU5byLwZ5eU
Rapsody ft Raekwon Black Diamonds https://youtu.be/4r44pGugb8k
Ras Kass Nature of the threat https://youtu.be/pKUrQMYMv04
Reflection Eternal ft Jay Electronica, J. Cole and Mos Def Just Begun https://youtu.be/T7APxBRUMeY
REKS This or That https://youtu.be/mhBMcBrLUBA
Rick Ross Mafia Music https://youtu.be/gUqbt64jruw this song alone basically resurrected his career when 50 exposed him
Rick Ross Money And Powder https://youtu.be/rPRaWc807sM
Rick Ross ft Raphael Saadiq All The Money In The World https://youtu.be/GvCi4eU1C8o
Roots A Clock With No Hands https://youtu.be/wZ7QcYvwrnk
Roots Meiso (Wrekonized REMIX) https://youtu.be/PPw8SNlTwN4
Roots ft Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap Boom https://youtu.be/9LHyeuo0toQ
Roots, Mos Def & Common Hurricane https://youtu.be/TXS0c8BBqwQ
Royce da 5'9 & Eminem Renegades (ORIGINAL) https://youtu.be/K_O_-URLgIM
Royce da 5'9 I Got The Keys (Freestyle) https://youtu.be/Wx4hWeSwOlM
Royce da 5'9 Life Goes on https://youtu.be/JDZkyyG1lXk
Royce da 5'9", Canibus, and Chino XL I Wish You Would https://youtu.be/sG7g_Xr9t30
RZA A Day To God Is 1000 Years https://youtu.be/AF6j_ezwdFI
RZA, Pusha T tick tock https://youtu.be/plISj2ZXlkw
Saigon Let a nigga know https://youtu.be/ra86pihuyF4 whole mixtape is fire
Saukrates fine line https://youtu.be/yhwRyF10AWc look up the How High Soundtrack
Scarface Now I Feel Ya (7 minute version) https://youtu.be/mqKhPSbXgFI
Scarface ft Ice Cube Hand of the Dead Body https://youtu.be/GF4OuDPp3f4
Shad Compromise https://youtu.be/1TaFqPYLjZw
Shad Rose Garden https://youtu.be/q-mAMH5S6VA
Showbiz & A.G. Next Level https://youtu.be/OWRbehsSHkM
Shyne commission https://youtu.be/SR1LSlaB9z8
Skee-Lo I Wish https://youtu.be/cmXZOI7cM0M
Smif-N-Wessun Wrekonize (Remix Vocal) https://youtu.be/6s6xySf9PaE
Smoothe Da Hustler ft Trigga The Gambler Broken Language https://youtu.be/Aqe666WIoYU
Snoop Dogg The Bidness https://youtu.be/QXTTUXhPdio
Snoop doggy Dogg ft DJ Glaze, MNMsta, T-Dub, Waniac, Tripp Loc Let'Em Understand https://youtu.be/Ra56UCEatlA
Sound Providers ft Asheru For Old Time's Sake https://youtu.be/nBFVO2JBJ6s
Sound Providers ft Grap Luva Who Am I? https://youtu.be/2Yh-O9eg_n0
Styles P ft Jadakiss & Nino Man Deadman https://youtu.be/3ksvQHPAec0
T.I. I'm Back https://youtu.be/w8z_5ZtPzWI
Talib Kweli ft Black Thought & Pharaohe Monch Guerrilla Monsoon Rap https://youtu.be/EDGtRo-O1Mg
Talib Kweli ft Mary J. Blige I Try https://youtu.be/RUMvqAtAFL4
Twista & Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Destroy You https://youtu.be/wVIgyXAdzp8
Twista Get It How You Live https://youtu.be/Dd4t2irldDg
Twista ft Faith Evans Hope https://youtu.be/i0XOCs86om0
UGK Pinky Ring https://youtu.be/0pztxn5-Pj0
UGK The Game Belongs To Me https://youtu.be/32epQgWiGJo
U-God, Buddah Bless, Masta Killa & Salomon Childs King Toast Queen https://youtu.be/oQgIsiKsImg
Untouchables ft Benzino untouchable https://youtu.be/ecj7Xd3NvUU
Westside connection Call 9-1-1 https://youtu.be/ctz0bE3gktk
Wu-Tang Clan ft O.D.B. & Bad Luck Early grave https://youtu.be/P4R8HbELNbs
Wu-Tang ft Aesop Rock & Del The Funky Homosapien Preservation https://youtu.be/VbVxADow4WI
Wu-Tang ft Ghostface, RZA & Havoc Evil Deeds https://youtu.be/8qDD-OV-Km0
Xzibit & Mobb Deep Eyes May Shine https://youtu.be/qfrVBg4F-tg
Xzibit Break Yourself https://youtu.be/29XrQJIpnUM
Xzibit Scent of a Woman https://youtu.be/R-w_j2aVH8c
Xzibit What U See Is What U Get https://youtu.be/gddQhQnwZIY
Young Buck Do It Like Me https://youtu.be/Q7cy_xYNrvk
Young Gunz ft Jay-Z Never Take Me Alive https://youtu.be/0KCAefECJ7w
Young Jeezy ft Jay-Z Seen It All https://youtu.be/JXuVlPq_5Pg
Z-Ro & Chill I Miss My Homie https://youtu.be/bpBvlUvyn0o
Z-Ro T.H.U.G. True Hero Under God https://youtu.be/TDGjb4-I8_A
Try to aim for obscure, non-mainstream, or slept on songs (Almost as if hiphopheads' overposted songs rules apply (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qpbd-fHbMyfWXlWPRA_XfgzYayc8cIjn8J9CuL-aNpE/ )) we're trying to find some underground gems here:
The artist should be obscure or if you search the artist name on youtube, that song should not be one of top 10-20 results ..These are some sampler songs for you to continue the research
...these are just samplers to get started...dig some more and list them below, thanks
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2020.10.03 05:31 abdulmalik1989 The Case for Kendrick Lamar Being the Greatest of All Time

The Case for Kendrick Lamar Being the Greatest of All Time
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The Case for Kendrick Lamar Being the Greatest of All Time Let’s start really quick here by saying that I am a hip hop fan. Not a super fan, not a scholar, a fan. Have been a fan for most of my life. I am also not a journalist or a writer so don’t expect copious amounts of citations. That said, here’s my case for why Kendrick Lamar may be considered the greatest rapper of all time.
Criteria
In my estimation, you can judge the greatness of an emcee by three general criteria; one; charisma, two; technicality and three; narrative ability. Lets dive into the meaning of each.
Charisma
This is everything that the emcee is capable of communicating outside of the actual words they’re saying. It’s their bravado, their conviction, their confidence, authenticity, even vulnerability. It’s something that’s difficult to define acutely, but you know it when you hear it. Examples of Emcees who are top of this list would be the likes of Tupac, Ice Cube Jay-Z, Big L, Biggie, Prodigy, Killer Mike, Phonte, Mos Def, Andre 3000, Pimp C, Mac Dre, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Snoop Dogg. I’ll even throw Drake and Quavo in there though that might upset some of you. In short, is this someone who you are drawn to? This is certainly the most important quality when thinking about the emcees' ability to be commercially successful. If only for the fact that so many rappers manage to become very successful based on this quality alone.
Technicality
This is the emcees' ability in the nuanced and highly challenging craft of rhyme, rhythm, word-play, double entendre and syntax. Some rappers can fit a mind-boggling amount of rhyme, double entendre, and alliteration within two bars let alone a verse or a song. Top of mind for greats under this category are the likes of Nas, Big Pun, Kool G Rap, Elzhi, Royce Da 5’9, Lupe Fiasco (who has a sort of superhuman capability in this category), Eminem, Lil Wayne, Crooked I, R.A. the Rugged Man, MF Doom, Tech N9ne, Earl Sweatshirt, Inspectah Deck. A subset of hip hop fans and rappers would likely argue that this is the one and only criteria for judging an emcee. Which, in a certain sense, may be true.
Narrative Ability
This isn’t just the emcees' ability to tell a linear story, though that is most definitely a part of it. It’s more than that. Can this emcee explore an idea? Can they follow that idea to its logical conclusion? Can they share a unique perspective and provide a depth of meaning that penetrates the hearts and minds of their audience? Can they do this over the course of a track? Can they do this over the course of an album? Can they do this over the course of a body of work? If charisma is the key to commercial success, narrative ability is the key to true greatness. This applies not just to rappers, but to all artists regardless of medium.
Additional possible categories:
Musicality
Certainly the ability to simply make good music is a part of all of this but that should be a given, hip hop music is after all… music. Picking beats would fall under this category but again I think that this really is just a given, if the music isn’t good none of the rest really matters.
Output
This is another component I think is really just a given and should be considered as more of an asterisk than a category. It’s pretty simple, how do you judge the above categories without having much to judge?
The Greats
If we take a look at the rappers who are consistently in the GOAT conversation we see that they all are easily between a 7 or 10 in each of the categories above.
Tupac: Easily a 10 in charisma and 9 in narrative ability. His technicality is where he’s lower, he’s likely a 7 in that area. Tupac’s primary concern was with his message and he coated that message in one of the greatest on mic personalities the world has ever seen.
Jay-Z: An easy 10 in charisma. More of an 8 in technicality but I don’t think for lack of ability. Rather, more likely because highly technical rappers very rarely see the kind of mass appeal Jay Z was and is interested in. Last, I'd say about an 8.5 in narrative ability. He’s certainly able to carry a linear story over a single track but in terms of real deep contemplative insightful perspective, he’s great, but not the best.
Biggie: If Pac and Jay are a 10 in charisma then Biggie is probably an 11. He's arguably the most charismatic emcee of all time) followed by a 9 in technicality and 8 in narrative ability. He’s plagued unfortunately but a very very short career stopped tragically.
Nas: In technicality he’s a pioneer and really beyond any scoring system for that reason, most of the other highly technical emcees don’t exist without his influence. That said, for the sake of this essay, we’ll say in technicality he’s a 10. He’s about a 9.5 in narrative ability. In charisma he’s probably a 7. His charisma really is mostly wrapped up in his ability in the other two categories.
Eminem: Eminem often ends up at the top of the GOAT list. And it’s difficult to argue. He’s easily a 9 in charisma, 10 in technicality and 8.5 in narrative. Eminem is hurt by his hit or miss body or work. That said, he will likely always remain in the GOAT conversation for his unbelievable technicality and often raw vulnerability which caused him to be one of the most influential emcees of all time. He falls slightly in narrative simply because while he is capable of telling a great and compelling story, the stories he tells often provide little in the way of introspection or insight.
Andre 3000: Andre is often brought up in this conversation as a sort of dark horse. And when we really look at it objectively, it’s hard to argue his dominance in all three categories. How is he less than a 10 in charisma? How is he less than a 10 in technicality? How in God's name is he less than a 10 in narrative ability? How? The thing that hurts Andre, and I would sadly argue in reality puts him at a 9.5 in all three categories is his output. You could apply this also to Biggie, but really I think his absolute undisputed dominance in the charisma category prevents him from ever being out of the GOAT conversation. That said, Outkast has given us many of the greatest albums in history and Andre many of the greatest verses, but there really just isn’t enough material to make him the undisputed GOAT.
GOATS of Obscurity: There are definitely some emcees who many have at the top of their GOAT list and in reality there are strong arguments to be made for many of them. The only real argument against them is their appeal, which in and of itself is a weak argument. These are the MF Dooms, Tech N9nes, Myka 9s, Aesop Rocks, there are a lot. Now, appeal is a weak argument on it’s own but impact is not. Many of the GOATs of obscurity see their impact in the generations of rappers who take what they’ve done and manage to package it in a more accessible way. Or in the case of these obscure emcees being too ahead of their time, their influencees manage to reach the world when it’s ready. Kendrick Lamar has noted before the influence of the freestyle fellowship collective on his style and it’s pretty obvious how much he really was influenced by those rappers, while Most Hip Hop fans probably couldn’t name you a single member of that collective. So, simply pu,t their direct influence isn’t felt in the masses of Hip Hop fans and that hurts them. The reality regarding the GOATs of obscurity is this; they’ll never be in the GOAT conversations because Hip Hop music as it stands today and has been for, at this point the majority of its existence, is a mass market genre. But, that said, among elite Hip Hop fans and among rappers themselves these obscure GOATS will always be a part of the conversation.
Kendrick Lamar:
I remember the first Kendrick song I heard. I can’t remember the year but it was maybe 6-9 months before Section 80 was released. The song was called ‘Ignorance is Bliss’. If you’re a K Dot fan and have never heard this song, do yourself a favor and pull it up. I remember hearing the way he rode the beat, the technicality of his rhyme schemes, the message of the song and ideas he was exploring. I immediately knew, like many at the time, that this was something different, something really really special. From there I was hooked, I listened to 'overly dedicated' on repeat for months. When section 80 was released I was on the floor with my headphones, laying down listening the day it came out. And such has been my ritual as each new installment in Kendrick’s body of work has been released.
Let’s state at the outset that we’re still in the relatively early stage of K Dot's career when compared to Nas, Jay-Z, Pac etc. That said, what he’s already managed to accomplish in his short tenure is nothing short of incredible. Let’s look at the stats.
Charisma: Kendrick is an Easy 10. From his deep sincere confidence, willingness to battle, and deep profound vulnerability that is unmatched, he cannot be less than a 10.
Technicality: In this category he’s an easy 9. If technicality was just creativity as it relates to cadences he would be an 11. And I believe he sacrifices some of his technical ability in order to be more accessible. I think he places more importance on his ability to impact his audience through his message than through wowing them with his technical prowess.
Narrative Ability: This is where the meat of the argument for his GOAT status lays. With regard to narrative ability, he’s not a 10, he’s in a league of his own. With regard to deep and profound contemplation of his experience and the experience of those around him and mining those mountains for gems of wisdom he stands with the great rappers and also the great songwriters of all genres. And with the great authors, great poets, great painters, indeed all of the great artists of the world. Kendrick Lamar doesn’t carry a single idea or story over a song, which many rappers have done before him, he carries it over an album and arguably over his entire body of work to date.
Section 80 could have been a collection of made-for-radio songs, his first studio offering. It was instead a deep and profound reflection on himself and people around him. Each of the characters in his world drawn with love, concern, understanding and frightening precision.
On good kid m.A.A.d. City, Kendrick could have simply told a linear narrative of he and his friends spending a night out causing mayhem but he didn’t do that. Each piece of the story he broke apart and asked the hardest possible questions of all the people involved, most of which himself.
On TPAB, he may have taken time to discuss his life after finally escaping his maad city. Instead, he individually unwrapped each part of that experience, of being pushed, being pulled, forgetting, being reminded. Exploring who he is, who he was, where he went and who he left behind. And in each and every part of that story he is as raw and vulnerable as possible but not for the sake of vulnerability, for the sake of meaning.
Finally, on DAMN, for which he won a Pulitzer prize, he explores the idea that he’s not really in control. That everything is determined. By ancestry? By experience? By choices? By God? He doesn’t give us an answer, he presents us with frightening, ear ringing questions.
Kendrick is interested in fate. He’s interested in what causes us to be who we are and how we are. Is it the generation we’re born into? Is it the environment in which we are raised? Is it the experience and choices of our predecessors? The ethos of our greater cultures and nations? Or is it predetermined? With little diversion, nearly every track on every album of Kendrick Lamar seeks to answer and give insight to these questions. We’ve rarely seen an artist who, with such deftness and precision, identifies the core of each and every one of his experiences and then communicates it to us, his audience, in a way that not only is a gift to himself and his soul, but a gift to anyone willing to listen. A great Sufi sage once wrote that the entire world is meaning set up in images. What makes Kendrick great is this, he takes images and excavates them for meaning.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Kendrick Lamar is the greatest of all time.
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2020.09.20 20:16 SteveMcQueen36 Playing through the WWF - Part 2 (1987 to 1988 Wrestlemania III - Wrestlemania IV)

I am using games like WWE2k19, 2k20, and Fire Pro Wrestling World to simulate and play through the WWF's PPV's and other events. The outcomes will be different thus forcing me to change story lines. Let me know what you think. This issue covers Wrestlemania III (I know the title is messed up on the last post) to Wrestlemania IV. The Hogan versus Andre feud.

WWF Wrestlemania III - March 29, 1987 - Detroit, Michigan - Pontiac Silverdome

No. Matches Stips Quality Time Notes
1 The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) def. The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) Tag team match 80.00% 22:05 The Can-Am Connection and The Rougeau Brothers are making an impact with their high-flying moves. The crowd loved this opener. Tom Zenk won with a Sunset Flip pin.
2 Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules (w/Bobby Heenan) Singles match 57.00% 12:34 This was an okay match that went far too long to end in a double-count out. But guess what? It ended in a double count-out. Billy Jack didn't turn many heads. Maybe he will be back.
3 King Kong Bundy (w/Bobby Heenan) def. Hillbilly Jim Singles Match 77.00% 13:33 Thus continues King Kong Bundy's quest to be the greatest big man of all time. This time he is going up against Hilllbilly Jim, a big redneck looking guy that pals around a lot with Hogan. Jim didn't fare too well here. Bundy destroys him. It was uncomfortable. King Kong wins with a running splash.
4 Loser Must Bow: Wendi Richter (c) def. Fabulous Moolah (w/Velvet McIntyre) WWF Women's Title 76.00% 13:01 Wendi Richter came into this match expecting a hard battle. And she got one. Moolah is a crafty veteran that wanted to keep that gold. But it's well past her time. Instead of bowing, Moolah quit the WWF and left. McIntyre tried to lay in a beatdown but it didn't really do much. This was awkward and odd.
5 The American Express (Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey) (w/Lou Albano) def. The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine) (w/Johnny Valiant) Tag team match 88.00% 11:14 Another amazing tag-team match that saw Mike Rotondo comeback from a vicious beating at the hands of the Dream Team. The Dream Team had a few issues after the bell and they came to blows in the middle of the ring. Spelling the end for the Dream Team. Mike Rotundo won with a Shoulder Block.
6 "Rowdy" Roddy Piper def. Adrian Adonis (w/Jimmy Hart) Hair vs. Hair match 100.00% 21:50 Roddy Piper took some time away from the WWF and came back right before WMIII as a face. The crowd loved him. This is considered the greatest Wrestlemania match of all-time. Adonis and Piper was a good, long match that saw Adonis get his head shaved. Roddy Piper wins with a Piledriver.
8 Butch Reed (w/Slick) def. Koko B. Ware Singles match 100.00% 11:19 Butch Reed has been playing coy for months. He has been cutting promos calling himself the Natural, but only now, showcases that talent. This match was ★★★★★ all day. The crowd loved it too. Butch Reed and Koko work so well together. What a great follow-up to PipeAdonis. Butch put the WWF on notice! Butch Reed nailed Koko with a huge right hand for the win.
7 Tito Santana and The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) (w/Jimmy Hart) def. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) and Junkyard Dog Six-man tag team match 77.00% 7:16 Bret Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart showed their dominance over the WWF Tag Team Champions. Hart kept grabbing at the title belts in the Bulldog's corner. Bret and Davey exchanged some really good fists a lot. JYD was cheered heavy and Tito Santana got booed. No one likes Tito. The match was won when Bret Hart locked in the Sharpshooter on Bulldog.
9 Randy Savage (c) (w/Miss Elizabeth) def. Ricky Steamboat (w/George Steele) WWF Intercontinental Title 80.00% 16:11 This match has been in the making for years. Ricky Steamboat wants that IC belt and can taste it. But Randy Savage might be too good. This match was great. Randy showed why he is the champion. Savage put Steamboat away after two flying elbows.
11 The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell) def. The Red Scare (The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff) (w/Slick) Tag Team Match 85.00% 15:47 The Killer Bees put The Red Scare to sleep when B. Brian Blair pinned The Iron Sheik following a Running Knee. The Killer Bees looked amazing. This match really contrasted the generations here.
10 The Honky Tonk Man (w/Jimmy Hart) def. Jake Roberts (w/Alice Cooper) Singles Match 93.00% 18:37 The Honky Tonk Man wanted to put on a good show. He was playing music, badly. And using colorful language in front of the crowd. Jake Roberts came out to shut him up. But he ended up losing instead. Roberts just couldn't secure him for the DDT. Honky Tonk Man won after a Piledriver.
Main Event André the Giant (w/Bobby Heenan) def. Hulk Hogan (c) 82.00% 9:19 Hogan and Andre had been building ever since the end of last year ('86). And before that Hogan and Andre were the best of friends. Andre introduced Mr. T to Hogan on MTV back in 1985. Andre and Heenan left Hogan laying bloody in Boston in November of 86 in a shocking turn. Hogan vowed to defeat Andre, but Andre is still undefeated in the WWF. This match was okay. Nothing too special. Andre pinned Hogan after a Big Elbow Drop.
85.80% 138:07
Total Time: 2:18:07
Wrestlemania III was a landmark event that had drawn a record number of fans. The feud between Hogan and Andre is widely considered one of the best in the WWF's history. This was also seen as Vince McMahon paying homage to Andre the Giant as the big man was winding down and retiring from wrestling soon. The Heenan Family goes home happy this evening.

Survivor Series - November 26th, 1987 - Richfield Township, Ohio - Richfield Coliseum

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Brutus Beefcake, Jake Roberts, Billy Jack Haynes, and Randy Savage def. King Kong Bundy, Hercules, The Honky Tonk Man, and Harley Race (w/Bobby Heenan) 4-on-4 Survivor Series Match 85% 22:27 Billy Jack Haynes and Randy Savage were the survivors. The Heenan Family was very strong, and looked great, but they ultimately couldn't best Randy's Savage's. Randy Savage won with an elbow drop onto The Honky Tonk Man for the win.
2 Dawn Marie, The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin) and Sensational Sherri def. The Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki and Noriyo Tateno), Wendi Richter and Velvet McIntyre 4-on-4 Survivor Series Match 80% 32:42 Sensational Sherri was the final survivor. She eliminated Velvet McIntyre and then immediately went into a huge, long fight with Wendi Richter. After the match, Sherri made the belt motion to Wendi Richter. Sherri won after a German Suplex to Richter.
3 The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) and Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) def. The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) and The American Express (Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey) 4-on-4 Survivor Series Match 80% 35:43 The Rougeaus were the only survivors. Raymond and Jacques worked like a well oiled machine, putting away good guy after good guy. One of two matches that focus on the amazing tag-team division. Raymond pinned Rotundo after a flying splash.
4 The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid) and The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) def. Demolition (Ax & Smash) and The Islanders (Haku & Tama) 4-on-4 Survivor Series Match 82% 21:19 Mr. Fuji has been antagonizing the Bulldogs and Bees for weeks. It didn't work out very well for Fuji. The Bulldogs and Bees made short work of Fuji's team. Davey Boy Smith wins after a running powerslam on Tama.
Main Event André the Giant, Butch Reed, One Man Gang and Rick Rude def. Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff, and Hillbilly Jim 4-on-4 Survivor Series Match 87% 26:32 Andre the Giant was the sole survivor. It came down to an exhausted Hogan and a barely tagged in Andre the Giant. After Hogan and Hillbilly Jim took out Andre's lackys. Andre beat Hogan with an Elbow Drop pin.
83% 138:43
Total Time: 2:18:43
Bobby Heenan has been riding high with Andre as the WWF Champion. The Heenan Family has never been so large and winning. It's clear that Heenan is focused on running Hulkamania out of the WWF. But Hogan's popularity is hotter than ever. The fan's can't wait for a one-on-one rematch between Hogan and Andre.

WWF Royal Rumble - January 24, 1988 - Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Stadium

No. Results Stipulations Quality % Times
1 Rick Rude (w/Bobby Heenan) def. Ricky Steamboat Singles match 94% 14:10 Rick Rude actually attacked Steamboat at a MSG show and gyrated his hips in Steamboat's wife's face. That kind of disrespect won't stand! Rude took Steamboat to task and had an answer for every maneuver Steamboat could dish out. Great match. Rick Rude hits the Rude Awakening for the win. The crowd hates him.
2 Best 2 of 3 Falls: The Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyo Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki) def. The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai) (c) (w/Jimmy Hart) WWF Women's Tag Team Championship 68% 45:51 The Jumping Bomb Angels and the Glamour Girls are amazing. And this match killed it. Judy Martin and Itsuki Yamazaki tore it up with Martin getting the first fall, following a power-bomb pin. Leilani Kai then mixed it up with Yamazaki before getting taken to the limit by Tateno and being pinned putting both teams at 1 - 1. The last fall came when Yamazaki hit a running knee strike to a downed Leilani Kai.
3 "Macho Man" Randy Savage (c) (w/Miss Elizabeth) def. The Honky Tonk Man (w/Jimmy Hart & Peggy Sue) WWF Intercontinental Title 98% 17:48 Randy Savage beat Honky Tonk all around the ring. They traded blows a lot and at one point, just exchanged piledrivers. It was nuts. But after two flying elbows, Honky was beat. After the match, Randy Savage was celebrating and was taken out from behind by an enraged Honky Tonk Man. Randy got a big guitar shot to the head that looked really nasty. Honky Tonk Man and Jimmy Hart leave, but Randy needs to be stretchered out.
4 "Rowdy" Roddy Piper won the Royal Rumble match 20 Man Royal Rumble Match 92% 32:34 Final 4 are Roddy Piper, Hercules, Jim Duggan, One Man Gang. Roddy threw out two of the final four, Jim Duggan and One Man Gang. After the match, Roddy Piper had celebrated in the ring with the crowd chanting for him.
Main Event Andre the Giant & King Kong Bundy (w/Bobby Heenan) vs. Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake Tag Team Match 90% 20:00 No Contest: This match is thrown out after Hogan takes a beating from Andre and Bundy in the corner. Beefcake tries to break it up but he can't. So he decides to get a chair and the whole match is thrown out. Hogan and Beefcake are beaten down. The crowd hates Andre.
88% 130:23
Total Time: 2:10:23
This was the very first Royal Rumble match and only had 20 Men. Although the rules were the same. The winner was not guaranteed a title shot. The inaugural winner was "Hot Rod" Roddy Piper who looked amazing in the match. He tossed Jim Duggan out to win the match. Hogan & Beefcake had a war with Andre & Bundy. Heenan got involved too hitting Hogan with a cane before Andre busted Hogan open and wiped his blood on the ring mat.
The Intercontinental Title was vacated after Honky Tonk Man's horrendous attack on "Macho Man" Randy Savage. The Title will be on the line in a one night tournament at Wrestlemania IV. Randy Savage is injured for a few weeks on television. He vows to be back for Wrestlemania.

WWF Wrestlemania IV - March 27, 1988 - Atlantic City, New Jersey - Dump Tower

No. Results Stipulations Quality % Times
1 Rick Martel won a Battle Royal Battle Royal 84% 23:38 Jim Duggan, Koko B. Ware, Brutus Beefcake, Butch Reed, Bret Hart, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Rick Martel Rick Martel threw out King Kong Bundy to win.
2 Ted DiBiase (w/Bobby Heenan) def. Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) First Round - Intercontinental Title Tournament Match 72% 13:31 Ted DiBiase has his WWF debut here at Wrestlemania IV. He looked amazing in this match and took Muraco to the limit. DiBiase won after the Million Dollar Dream.
3 Greg Valentine (w/Jimmy Hart) def. Ricky Steamboat First Round - Intercontinental Title Tournament Match 78% 14:25 The crowd wasn't really that excited for Valentine. But they went nuts for Steamboat. Unfortunately, Valentine would cheat his way to a victory. Even using some brass knucks at one point. Valentine wins after a heelish pin.
4 The Ultimate Warrior def. Hercules (w/Bobby Heenan) First Round - Intercontinental Title Tournament Match 87% 23:31 The Ultimate Warrior made his Wrestle Mania debut in fantastic fashion! The Ultimate Warrior tossed Hercules around like a child. They battled in epic fashion. But Herc couldn't do it. The Ultimate Warrior won with a Big Splash.
5 Jake Roberts def. Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Slick) First Round - Intercontinental Title Tournament Match 74% 11:24 There were a lot of debuts in this WM, this was one of those. Bam Bam came out like a house on fire. But Jake Roberts was just too savvy for the big-man. Jake Roberts wins after a DDT.
6 Randy Savage (w/Miss Elizabeth) def. Honky Tonk Man (w/Jimmy Hart) Grudge Match 95% 11:47 Randy Savage was looking to get revenge and he did. He put a beating on Honky Tonk Man. Tossing him all over ringside and landing numerous flying elbow drops. Interestingly enough, Honky busted Savage open again and the match turned into a bit of a bloodbath. The fans loved it. Randy came away with the win after four consecutive Elbow Drops. Honky left to a sea of boos.
7 Wendi Richter (c) def. Velvet McIntyre 91% 18:56 Wendi Richter comes out to a huge ovation. The crowd loves her. Velvet McIntyre gets a smaller but positive pop. The match was a technical showcase. Another top match for Meltzer. Richter wins after the Muscle Bomb Press.
8 The Ultimate Warrior def. Greg Valentine (w/Jimmy Hart) Semi-final - Intercontinental Title Tournament Match 77% 18:06 The Ultimate Warrior destroys Greg Valentine in an awesome contest between the two. Warrior won the match with a deeply cinched in Bear Hug.
9 The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) (w/Dino Bravo) def. The Islanders (Haku and Tama) (w/Mr. Fuji) Tag Team Match 84% 29:42 Almost going to the 30 Minute Time Limit. The Rougeau Brothers looked amazing going toe-to-toe with the Islanders, one of the most dangerous teams in the WWF. Raymond Rougeau put Tama in a headlock until he didn't answer.
10 Jake Roberts def. Ted DiBiase Semi-final - Intercontinental Title Tournament Match 83% 15:21 The Million Dollar Man tries to offer money to Roberts before the match to forfeit. But Roberts just goes right to fighting. These two duke it out all over the ring area. Then it's one DDT that puts DiBiase down for the 1 2 3.
11 Demolition (Ax & Smash) (w/Mr. Fuji) def. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid) (c) WWF Tag Team Titles 77% 26:25 Demolition did what almost no team in the WWF could do before. They brought down the British Bulldogs. It was a great match that went the distance. Ax won the match after a DDT.
12 The Ultimate Warrior def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts Final - WWF Intercontinental Title Tournament Match 77% 11:15 The Ultimate Warrior and Jake Roberts put on a great match considering they fought so much tonight. It went back and forth with Warrior coming out on top following a Gorilla Press Slam. Ultimate Warrior takes home the Intercontinental Title!
Main Event Hulk Hogan def. Andre the Giant (c) (w/Bobby Heenan) WWF World Heavyweight Title 90% 20:00 Andre can't move so well and that has been apparent for months now. This was a great match that people still talk about to this day. Andre got slammed by Hogan who hit a leg drop and won. Andre the Giant pushes Bobby Heenan aside and awards the title to Hogan. A true "Slam Me Boss" moment. The crowd erupts for Andre and gives him a huge applause. It gets misty as Andre waves goodbye. This is his retirement match.
82% 218:01
Total Time: 3:38:01
Andre the Giant went out on top as the crowd and everyone stood and applauded the big man. Heenan was booed and laughed out of the arena as Hogan and Andre embraced and Andre held Hogan's hand high in the air. The crowd chanted for Hogan.
This night also showcased some amazing talent in the mid-card. Talent like the new WWF Intercontinental champion, The Ultimate Warrior, but also, Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ricky Steamboat, and Greg Valentine. Some people, like Randy Savage, will be boosted up to Main Event status following the reception they had received. WMIV is truely one of the most iconic nights in Pro Wrestling.

WWF World Heavyweight Title - History

No. Champion Championship change Event Name Location Reign statistics Total Days Notes
1 Hulk Hogan 3/31/1984 WWF on MSG Network New York City, NY 1 1093 Hogan is the first WWF champion according to this title history. He won the WWF title in a single night tournament at MSG from The Iron Sheik. Hogan did well promoting the title and defended it quite a bit. However, it was a double-cross from his friend Andre the Giant that dethroned this king.
2 Andre the Giant 3/29/1987 Wrestlemania III Pontiac, MI 1 368 Andre the Giant had been best friends with Hulk Hogan for years before turning on him and joining Bobby Heenan. This partnership would be lucrative since Andre would beat Hogan for the WWF Championship at Wrestlemania III. Thus striking a blow to Hulkamania and weakening the iconic one. Andre would also defend the title quite a bit. He was undefeated until Wrestlemania IV.
3 Hulk Hogan 3/27/1988 Wrestlemania IV Atlantic City, NJ 2 Hulk Hogan regained his title from Andre the Giant in front of over 100,000 people in Atlantic City, New Jersey! It was a decent match that also served as Andre's retirement match.

WWF Intercontinental Title

No. Champion Championship change Show Location Reign statistics Days Notes
1 Greg Valentine 1/17/1985 WWF on PRISM Philadelphia, PA 1 273 Greg Valentine was the first IC champion that I started the game with. He defeated Pat Patterson for the title, technically making him the second champion. But again, I started my game with him as IC champ. He would lose the title in a very bloody match with JYD.
2 Junkyard Dog 3/31/1985 Wrestlemania I New York, NY 1 258 JYD was one of the most beloved and most punishing champions. His battles were always bloody and always crowd favorites. He dropped the belt to Randy Savage on Saturday Night's Main Event at MSG.
3 Randy Savage 12/14/1985 WWF at MSG New York, NY 1 771 Randy Savage held the WWF Intercontinental Title for an unprecedented amount of time. He was one of the best champions of the eighties. Defeating opponents like Ivan Karloff, Harley Race, Brutus Beefcake, Rick Rude among others.
- Vacant 1/24/1988 WWF Royal Rumble Hamilton, ON - CAN 1 63 Randy had to vacate the title following an injury at the hands of the Honky Tonk Man's guitar shot.
4 The Ultimate Warrior 3/27/1988 Wrestlemania IV Atlantic City, NJ 1 The Ultimate Warrior won the Intercontinental Title Tournament at Wrestlemania IV. He vs. Jake Roberts in the final match.

WWF Tag Team Title

No. Champion Championship change Show Location Reign statistics Days Notes
1 The U.S. Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo) 3/31/1984 WWF on MSG Network New York City, NY 1 586 The U.S. Express was a great tag team that started the game as Tag Champs. They would lose them to the British Bulldogs at the Wrestling Classic.
2 The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith) 11/7/1985 The Wrestling Classic Rosemont, IL 1 871 The British Bulldogs vs. The U.S. Express in a fantastic bout. Dynamite and Rotundo were meant to do battle. They have defended against Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff, The American Express, The Hart Foundation, The Islanders, and many more during their impressive multi-year run.
3 Demolition (Ax & Smash) 3/27/1988 Wrestlemania IV Atlantic City, NJ 1 While the British Bulldogs were the most popular team in the WWF. No team were turning heads faster than the big, angry, Demolition. Ax and Smash along with their manager, Mr. Fuji, have been running rough-shot over the WWF. They had their eyes set on gold. The Bulldogs are good, but they couldn't best the beasts.

WWF Women's Title

No. Champion Championship change Show Location Reign statistics Days Notes
1 Wendi Richter 3/31/1985 Wrestlemania I New York, NY 1 Wendi Richter beat Leilani Kai for the WWF Women's Title at Wrestlemania I in 1985 and has held the title for many years.

WWF Women's Tag Title

No. Champion Championship change Show Location Reign statistics Days Notes
1 The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai) 3/16/1985 WWF on PRISM Philadelphia, PA 1 1,044 Judy Martin and Leilani Kai are one of the greatest teams in Women's Professional Wrestling. Their work around the world is unrenound.
2 The Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyo Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki) 1/24/1988 Royal Rumble Hamilton, ON - CAN 1 632 The Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyo Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki) were one of the coolest teams the WWF ever let slip though their fingers. Much like the duo of Io Shrai and Kairi Sane.

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2020.08.10 19:27 atlacoya An effortpost directory of 36 New Zealand fantasy authors with links to samples, free chapters, and free books

Good morning /fantasy, I’m atlacoya aka Casey Lucas, author and mostly-lurker. You might know me from my greatest hits such as “asks questions in AMAs sometimes” and my web serial, Into the Mire, which has gotten some attention on here in the past.
If you don’t follow the con scene news much, a crop of New Zealand authors nominated for our national science fiction and fantasy awards, the Sir Julius Vogels, were recently on the receiving end of some rather rough treatment from WorldCon. Our awards ceremony aired in a competing time slot against the Guests of Honour talk and then we discovered our voter packet of free books was not even sent out to con attendees. I wrote about it for the news here, but that TL;DR is enough, really.
The lovely mod team at /fantasy have given me this opportunity to highlight some New Zealand authors who have kindly offered links to free works, excerpts, or downloads of their books for you all. Thirty-six authors contributed to this directory, and I’m thrilled to be able to share their work with you!
This is a huge list to navigate in alphabetical order, so I’ve asked the authors to tag their work, so that you can control+f and search in page to find authors who write your fave subgenres of fantasy. We’ve got everything here from YA to sword and sorcery to gamelit to romance–I hope you find a new author to love!
Here’s a list of the most common tags authors are using to highlight their works: children’s, comics, cozy fantasy, dark fantasy, epic fantasy, fairy tale, fantasy comedy, gothic, grimdark, high fantasy, historical fantasy, humour, LitRPG, LGBTQIA, low fantasy, magical realism, manga, paranormal, political fantasy, sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, fantasy romance, weird fiction, witches, mythology, SJV nominee, SJV winner
Enough from me, enjoy exploring the list!

AJ FITZWATER - One thousand unicorns pedaling furiously inside a meat suit from Christchurch, New Zealand. Clarion 2014. Winner of two SJV Awards. Author of No Man’s Land, and The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper about a lesbian capybara pirate and her found fam.
Tags: Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, historical fantasy, SJV Nominee, SJV Winner
Highlighted Work: No Man’s Land, Paper Road Press No Man’s Land is a WW2 historical fantasy novella about the land girls of Aotearoa New Zealand, intertwining self discovery, shapeshifting, and love.
Other Links: Author Website Twitter

AJ LANCASTER
Tags: fantasy romance, cozy fantasy, fae, SPFBO5 semi-finalist, SJV nominee
Highlighted Work: The Lord of Stariel - think Downton Abbey with fae and magic.
Returning home for her father’s funeral after a long exile, Hetta plans to leave again as soon as her family’s magical estate chooses its new lord. But danger lurks in the faerie realm, and whoever Stariel chooses will have bigger problems than eccentric relatives to deal with. The Lord of Stariel is FREE on Kindle 10 Aug-14 Aug only.
Other Links: https://ajlancaster.com/

A.J. PONDER - A.J’s notable and award winning stories are from multiple genres, and include: The Sylvalla Chronicles (epic fantasy humour); Dying for the Record (futuristic science fiction); Ahi Kā (Prose and interwoven sonnet); and Frankie and the Netball Clone (children’s science fiction).
Tags: SJV winner, SJV nominee, Epic Fantasy, YA, children’s, humour, science fiction, horror, short stories
Highlighted work: The Secret Story. Discover the secret story of Amarinda, a not-quite Cinderella, whose closest thing to a Fairy godmother is, alas, old Granny Earwax. The Secret Story is free here A.J. can be found at ponderbooks.com

ANDI C. BUCHANAN - writer, editor, part-time space lobster. Powered by coffee. Winner of this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Award (novella/novelette category) for From a Shadow Grave from Paper Road Press, a story of possible futures and ghosts, based on Wellington’s history.
Tags: fantasy, cozy fantasy, paranormal, historical fantasy, weird fiction, LGBTQIA+, found families, imagining accessible spaces, succulents, SJV winner, SJV nominee
Highlighted Work: Invisible City
After a daring escape from a brutal regime, Persson built a new life for himself and raised a family. But unlike his comrades, he chose not to forget what had happened. And now one of them has come looking for him. Invisible City is a novelette about trauma, memory, and one last chance to change the future. It is available for free on Kindle from August 10 to 14 PDT.
Other Links: Author website Twitter Free to read short story: “Even the Clearest Water” Free to read extract from From a Shadow Grave

ANNA KIRTLAN - Anna Kirtlan is a writer who lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her fiction is a mixture of fantasy, paranormal, horror and humour, often with a nautical bent. Her non-fiction work focuses on mental health advocacy and attempting to sail.
Tags: fantasy, paranormal, horror, humour, urban fantasy, nautical fantasy
Highlighted Work: Ghost Bus - Tales from Wellington’s Dark Side is a collection of paranormal short stories featuring ghosts, sea monsters and a rest home for troublesome witches. You can read a sample story for free here: The Oriental Bay Piranhas
Other Links: Author website, Anna Kirtlan Writes Facebook, @Seamunchkin on twitter, @Seamunchkin on Instagram

BARBARA HOWE - A fantasy writer with a day job as a software developer in the film industry, I live in Wellington, New Zealand in a house overflowing with books, games, and puzzles.
Tags: epic fantasy, YA fantasy, noblebright, hopepunk, SJV nominee
Highlighted work: Reflections on a World was my contest entry for GeyserCon, New Zealand’s Nation Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention held in Rotorua in 2019.
Other links: Author website Facebook

CASEY LUCAS - Winner of the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Short Story, Casey is an author, game developer, and voice actor who splits her time between writing fiction and working on award-winning games Mini Metro and Mini Motorways with Dinosaur Polo Club. She also localises manga for English publication.
Tags: adventure, fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, low fantasy, sword and sorcery, occasional grimdark, LGBTQIA+, SJV winner, SJV nominee, web serial, comics, manga
Highlighted Work: Consisting of one finished novel, one in-progress novel, one novella, and various short stories, the web serial Into the Mire was a 2020 Sir Julius Vogel finalist and is available free to read online. Into the Mire follows a crew of mercenaries who journey into a cursed eldritch swamp where the only thing more dangerous than the plant life is the secrets they’ve kept from one another. One of them sabotaged the mission. One is a practitioner of forbidden blood sorcery. And one of them isn’t even human. When trust breaks down, crew leader Riss must choose between allying with the abominations in her midst or fending for herself against the ones in the wild.
Other Links: A Shriek Across the Sky - SJV Best Short Story Winner (audio available too)
She’s @CaseyLucasQuaid on twitter and has a mailing list which updates very infrequently.
In 2021, she will be localising DAI DARK, the new speculative horror manga from Dorohedoro creator Hayashida Q, for Seven Seas Entertainment.

CHRISTOPHER KEENE - LitRPG, Fantasy and Sci-fi writer. Published in NZ and in America under Future House Publishing. Known for the Dream State Saga and War of Kings and Monsters.
Tags: LitRPG, epic fantasy, grimdark, cyber thriller, gamelit, board games.
Highlighted Work: Chapter 1 of my LitRPG book, Stuck in the Game, was published in Flash Frontier under ‘Dream State Drug’ and also in audiobook form here. The 1st chapter of my epic fantasy, Gods of the Mountain, can be found as an audiobook here. Full versions can be found on Amazon (or contact me for a freebee).
Other links: Amazon, blog, and @lazarinth on Twitter.

DAN RABARTS – Dark fantasy novelist and short story writer, works include the Children of Bane fantasy series and the Path of Ra crime-noir supernatural thriller series (co-written with Lee Murray), winner of the Australian Shadows Award and New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel Award.
Tags: Dark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Grimdark, Fantasy Comedy, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Horror, Science Fiction
Highlighted work: Brothers of the Knife, Book 1 in the Children of Bane series
Blurb: “Akmenos only ever wanted to bake a perfect soufflé, but the murder of an elvish prince at his banquet table sweeps him into a spiral of intrigue, deception and betrayal which is bigger than even his biggest casserole dish. Caught in a desperate struggle between warring nations and shadowy organisations, Akmenos must stay one step ahead of the sinister figures intent on hunting him down ‒ his own brothers among them ‒ while he tries to clear his name, unmask the true killer, and find a decent cup of tea. Stumbling from one misadventure to another across continents and planes as the world and his family crumble around him, Akmenos will need to be stronger than he ever thought he could be ‒ stronger even than the blue cheese down the bottom of the larder that should’ve been thrown out months ago. “ Read the opening chapters and subscribe to my newsletter at my website.
Other links: Brothers of the Knife
Author website
Facebook
@rabarts on Twitter

DEB E. HOWELL - Fantasy stories that grab you by the feels.
Tags: Wild West, Fantasy Romance, SJV nominee
Highlighted Work: The Guardian, a short story from the SJV 2020 nominated “Beyond The City Limits”. Ekon is a Lycan, destined to lead his pack as Alpha. But when he refuses to leave his playboy antics behind, he is cursed to remain in wolf form until the day he falls in love with a human woman–something that will never happen. His pack is destroyed, Ekon alone. And then he meets Anais, the new source of all magic in the realm, and she needs a Guardian.
Link to free work: https://deberelene.com/the-guardian-free-read/

DENIKA MEAD - 16 year old NZ author of fantasy books for children aged 7-14. Her first book was released in 2019. Denika has won and been a finalist in several youth writing competitions, and was also a finalist in the Best New Talent category for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards in 2020.
Tags: fantasy, high fantasy, dragon, magic, adventure, SJV nominee
Highlighted work: Royal Orchid, Into the Flames, a prequel Frantic to save the young Crystal Kingdom princess from the clutches of the dragon, King Leor and Queen Charlotte embark on a rescue mission. But Leor has other enemies, and they have finally caught up with him. Charlotte must make a choice: save her husband from a terrible fate in the desolate Dark Plain, or rescue their child. With the help of a Mystic Wolf and a few unexpected allies, the separated monarchs navigate an unfamiliar wasteland and fight the battle of their lives to save their family. However the dangers are far from over. Within the Kingdom hides a threat no one anticipated, one perhaps, even greater than the dragon. What price will they have to pay to ensure their daughter’s safety?
Read more here.
Other links: https://www.denikameadauthor.com

EILEEN MUELLER is a multi-award-winning author of heart-pounding fantasy novels that will keep you turning the page. Multi Sir Julius Vogel winner, Storylines Notable Book Awards — Ezaara and Dragon Hero, 2019 Epic Fantasy Fanatics Readers Choice Awards Semifinalist
Tags: fantasy, dragons, epic fantasy, YA, SJV nominee, SJV winner
Highlighted Work: Bronze Dragon: A routine hunting trip turns into a nightmare when Hans discovers a dead dragon rider and strange beasts in the forest. Then his family goes missing. When he tracks the dangerous beasts to find his mother and sister, everything goes wrong. What must he sacrifice to save his kin? Join thousands of readers on the Riders of Fire adrenaline ride with strong heroes & heroines, nail-biting action, sword & sorcery and dragons. Read Bronze Dragon, the free prequel in this best-selling fantasy series on Amazon or get Silver Dragon and Bronze Dragon free on Eileen’s website.
If you love dragon related fun, please join keen the dragon riders in Eileen’s Riders of Fire Facebook Group.

GARETH WARD a.k.a. The Great Wardini is a magician, hypnotist, storyteller, bookseller and author.
Tags: steampunk, YA, SJV nominee, SJV winner
Highlighted Work - The Clockill and the Thief - SJV Winner - Sin is dying, poisoned by his blue blood. His troubles deepen when the traitor who poisoned him escapes from the custody of the Covert Operations Group and sets out for revenge. COG tasks Sin, his friend Zonda Chubb and their frenemy Velvet Von Darque with recapturing the traitor, whatever the cost. Taking to the air in pursuit, they must battle skypirates and the terrifying Clockill to complete their mission. But with his condition worsening, can Sin survive long enough to save his friends, himself and the day? Buy links on http://garethwardauthor.com/
Other links: https://garethwardauthor.com/tales-of-bravery-by-tarquin-the-honest/
https://www.facebook.com/GarethWardAuthor
Instagram: garethwardauthor

GRACE BRIDGES - President of genre writers’ association @SpecFicNZ, novelist, editoco-editor of 7 NZ and international anthologies, writing community activist, chair of @Geyser_Con2019, actual cat herder, volcano aficionado, professional fiction editor and linguist.
Tags: Urban fantasy, NZ settings and mythology, young adult, ace, noblebright, SJV winner, SJV nominee
Highlighted Work: EARTHCORE is a NZ fantasy adventure series. Legendary hot-springs guardians give mystical powers to an all-ages Kiwi cast, who fight eco-terrorists and supernatural anomalies. Scooby-Doo meets X-Men in the real Middle Earth. Free short story on the front page at www.gracebridges.kiwi. Newsletter signup = read Book 1 for free.
Twitter: @gracebridges / FB & Insta: @gracebridgesbooks
SJV winning titles 2018 & 2019
Acceptance speech for 2020 SJV Award for Services to Fandom: https://youtu.be/uSqmPgMoAzs (includes link to a free NZ themed anthology)

HELEN VIVIENNE FLETCHER Children’s and young-adult author, playwright, spoken-word poet and creative writing tutor. Known for her award-winning play, How to Catch a Grim Reaper, and YA thriller novel, Broken Silence.
Tags: fantasy, urban fantasy, supernatural, suspense, LGBTQIA+, disability representation, SJV nominee Highlighted Work: A prophecy… A new student… A pot plant growing out of control… One of these things could save Toby. The trouble is, which one?
When Toby arrived at this school six months ago, learning magic seemed like a dream come true. Now he’ll be happy if he and his classmates just get out of here alive.
With teachers, other students and their own spells against them, will Toby save his friends from the dangers they face? Or is he the one they should really fear?
Download Reactive from BookFunnel for free (for a limited time).
Other Links: Helen’s website, Facebook Page, Brain Bunny Creative Writing Classes, Goodreads

ISA PEARL RITCHIE - Isa has a PhD in social science and is a complex systems geek. She writes novels for adults and young people. Her recent Dreamweavers series is a middle grade fantasy set in New Zealand themes around lucid dreaming and coping with anxiety. The first book, Awa and the Dreamrealm was nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award. Read the first couple of chapters here.
Isa’s website Facebook Twitter Instagram

J. RACKHAM - Writer of Fantasy - Comic artist, illustrator, gamer and taiko drummer.
Tags: Fantasy, Young Adult, Epistolary, Adventure, SJV nominee, Comics
Highlighted Work:
From A Dash of Belladonna (SJV nominee) - A collection of letters of a young Potion Master to be about her lessons and dangers she faces in New Zealand.
I looked up at her. Her black hair covered half her face but I’m sure I saw a smile there.
“Thank… you,” I said, I think. If I had any other words to say or ask her, they were eaten away by the rain.
She pinched at her flaring dress of black and bowed gracefully. I wondered if this was what you call star-struck. Amidst the raining death, crashing beams, and the raging cyclone of air that billowed my hair about, I could only stare at her and think how beautiful she was.
Download a free sample chapter here: http://jennrackham.com/a-dash-of-belladonna
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J.A. GATES - New Zealand epic fantasy author.
Tags: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy.
Highlighted Work: J.A. Gates’ debut novel Legacy of Power, a dark fantasy containing assassins, elves and warlords. Available exclusively here for free for this week only! No email required.
Other links: Website Twitter: @gatestobooks Facebook: @jagateswrites

JAMES ROWLAND is a short fiction writer with stories in a variety of places, including Aurealis, Andromeda Spaceways and Compelling Science Fiction.
Tags: literary fantasy, magical realism, slipstream, comedy, mythology, SJV nominee
Highlighted Work: On a Quiet Street, free to read on James's website, is a story of a man’s annual pilgrimage to his abandoned home on a night he has come to think of as being the Danse Macabre. The story is a snapshot of the type of fantasy James likes to write. It is fantasy that is fond of strong imagery and characters living in a magical world, without being too concerned as to the exact nature of how the magic works.
Link to free-to-read work: https://www.jamesrowland.net/on-a-quiet-street
Link to more published works: https://www.jamesrowland.net/published-works

JANNA RUTH - German import baptized by NZ earthquakes, quit geology to build her own worlds, writes Buffy-inspired urban fantasy, modern fairy tale retellings, and dark fantasy with a high focus on mental health and environmental issues.
Tags: fantasy, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, fairy tales, science fantasy, mental health, fantasy maps, SERAPH winner
Highlighted Work: There was nothing petite about Valerie Latendresse. She was close to being 1.85 m tall and refused to avoid high heeled shoes, strutting around the coffee shop like the fashion model she could’ve easily been with her looks. Her head was covered in a cascade of blond ringlets straight out of a German fairy tale. Large blue eyes with thick black eyelashes were enough to make any man swoon. Paired with an outgoing nature, a strong environmental and social conscience, and more magic than Harper could ever dream off, Valerie was truly larger than life. Read a free sample of “Witching with Dolphins” here. The book comes out on Oct 12.
Other Links: Author website Facebook Twitter Kiwiberry Editing

JEAN GILBERT – Award-winning Author and screenwriter.
Tags: YA Fantasy, SJV nominee, SJV winner
Light in My Dark - 2017 SJV winner
Highlighted Work:
Two boys love her. Two worlds need her. Only she can save them both.
Light In My Dark is an action-packed modern YA fantasy, filled with dark forces, love, and self-discovery.
https://www.jeangilbert.com/books
Twitter: @jean_gilbert
FB: @jeangilbert.writer

KIM JACKWAYS - Writer of speculative and historical fiction inspired by her background in Psychology and Linguistics. Known for her flash fiction chosen for The Best Small Fictions 2019 and nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2020.
Tags: fantasy, historical fantasy, cozy fantasy, SJV nominee, flash fiction, short stories
Highlighted Work: Brand of Magic (comes out September 22nd)
An empath witch should be able to keep everyone happy, right? Hazel has put magic behind her. She is busy enough at her job promoting the city of Dunedin. And no-one has to know about the ghost in the attic. Her neighbour needs her expertise to save his woodworking business and keep his beloved property. Even though he doesn’t want her help, Hazel can’t resist getting involved. But her meddling puts the Redferne witches in danger. When her powerful aunt ends up in hospital, Hazel needs to find a way to get through to her and find out who is behind the attack. She has to tear down the walls she has so carefully built and let the magical world in - and perhaps a little love too.
Read a free chapter of Brand of Magic here.
Other Links: Author website Facebook Twitter Newsletter

KURA CARPENTER - Carpenter’s debut urban fantasy novel, The Kingfisher’s Debt, a funny, fast-paced urban fantasy full of dark humour and darker magic won the 2019 SJV special award for Best New Talent.
Tags: urban fantasy, SJV winner, SJV nominee, short stories Beyond the City Limits: Fantasy and Science Fiction Anthology was nominated for the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards in the category of Best Collected Work.12 Fantasy and Science-fiction short stories from Dunedin authors, Lara M Hewn, Kura Carpenter, Deb E. Howell, Daniel Stride, Justin Elliott, R. L. Stedman, and L. Wilma McKay.
FREE to read for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082S853N9
Author website: Kura Carpenter - Dunedin Fantasy Author
Twitter @kura.carpenter

LEE MURRAY is a multi-award-winning NZ speculative author, editor, and anthologist from Aotearoa-NZ, with twelve Sir Julius Vogel Awards, including three for Best Novel. Three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee.
Tags: military sci-fi fantasy, urban fantasy noir, fantasy horror, YA, middle grade
Lee’s titles include the Taine McKenna adventures, Path of Ra series, Grotesque: Monster Stories, and several books for children. Subscribe to Lee’s website for Penny Divers & Other Stories (five FREE collected dark fantasy tales, including two Sir Julius Vogel Award winners), or check out Into the Darkness (A Taine McKenna short story). “Lee Murray serves up a nail-biter of a weird-science action adventure. Brava!” — Jonathan Maberry, NYT best-selling author of DEEP SILENCE and V-WARS. Find her at leemurray.info @leemurraywriter FB Monster Readers

MADS MACKENZIE - historic-, Gothic-, and comic-fantasy writer and game developer, primarily making visual novels and other text-based games.
Tags: fantasy, fantasy comedy, historical fantasy, gothic, LGBTQIA, visual novel
Highlighted Work: Catacomb Prince - Find love. Find your murderer. Or die again trying.
She points to a mirror set at the foot of the bed, clouded with the lab’s detritus. Mother, tired. Father, sick. A skeleton on the bed — a preparation table, really — wired with gold filament and every cavity rimmed with stones, as if sapphire and pearls can replace eyes or a fist-sized ruby can function as a heart. I point to it, and the skeleton points to me. Like my tutors tried to teach me: ‘tu fui, ego eris’. As I am, you will be. We already are.
Other Links: Inverness Nights, @kitsubasa on Twitter

MARK JOHNSON - Writes Epic Fantasy because it’s the best way of telling the truth without telling the truth. He’s obsessed with old things and old stories. ‘Dual Heritage’ - Prequel and Free Novella. An investigator reluctantly picks up a rival’s abandoned case after her mysterious disappearance. Immortals with unclear motives grow interested in the case.
Read more here!

MATTHEW J. WILLS - A Wellington, New Zealand based cartoonist and gamedev. Winner of the 2020 SJV Award for Best Professional Publication, for the webcomic Swords.
Tags: fantasy comedy, humour, cozy fantasy, dark fantasy, SJV Nominee, SJV Winner
Highlighted Work: Swords, /SwordsComic
Swords is a comedic fantasy webcomic about a world with magic swords left lying around every dungeon corner and the hilarious consequences of wielding them. Between light-hearted side-stories, a battle for the fate of creation is brewing between the Gods and Demons of this Sword-shaped Universe.
Other Links: http://SwordsComic.com Twitter Twitter /SwordsComic

MELANIE HARDING-SHAW - Speculative fiction writer, policy geek, and mother-of-three known for her flash fiction and shorts across a range of genres. Special Award for Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror at the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
Tags: fantasy, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, SJV winner, SJV nominee
Highlighted Work: Free-to-read short stories include her SJV finalist kaleidoscopic kiwi slipstream short-in-flash ‘The Fisher’ (reprinted in Best of British Fantasy 2019 and Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 2), the podcasted contemporary immortal fantasy ‘Strands of Our Tomorrows’, and the story of a rebellious goblin classical pianist in ‘Unrequited Sonata’.
Other Links: Author Website Twitter Amazon

MIKE REEVES-MCMILLAN - Mike Reeves-McMillan lives in Auckland, New Zealand, the setting of his Auckland Allies contemporary urban fantasy series; and also in his head, where the weather is more reliable, and there are a lot more wizards.
Tags: contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, magepunk, sword and sorcery, comedy “Good Neighbours” is set in a (usually) quiet back street far from the big events of the Gryphon Clerks series, but it shows how those events impact very ordinary people, and how those people can be quiet heroes.
Samples of other work can be found here.

NIKKY LEE - An author of dark fantasy stories who secretly moonlights in comedic fantasy when she thinks no one is looking. Her debut novel, The Rarkyn’s Familiar, is due out in 2022 from The Parliament House.
Tags: fantasy, dark fantasy, epic fantasy, humorous fantasy.
Highlighted work: Discover Nikky’s silly streak in her two flash pieces NAFF and Soup, both of which were shortlisted in the Australian Writers’ Centre Furious Fiction Competition.
Other links: Website and blog Twitter Instagram

OCTAVIA CADE has a PhD in science communication and likes using speculative fiction to talk about science in interesting ways; she is the 2020 writer-in-residence at Massey University.
Tags: contemporary fantasy, historical fantasy, science fantasy, SJV winner, SJV nominee, climate fiction, magical realism
Highlighted work: The August Birds is a short fantasy novel that mashes up science history with Norse mythology. Time-travelling ravens Muninn and Huginn visit a dying boy to grant him his final wish. August desperately wants to be a scientist, and the ravens take him on a journey through history to see science… the science that happened in the month he was named after. But although August doesn’t know it, Muninn has her own reason for helping him… I have popped it up free on Smashwords.
Website link: https://ojcade.com/

REM WIGMORE - Writer of things, including urban fantasy The Wind City. Upcoming projects include a witchy novella, a trans Tam Lin retelling, and bug necromancy.
Tags: fantasy, urban fantasy, LGBTQIA+, fae, SJV nominee, witches, short stories
Highlighted Work: Grow Green
Grow Green was published in the Capricious Gender Diverse Pronouns Issue, which placed on the 2019 Otherwise Award Honor List. Grow Green is a quiet story about fae, friendship and things that can’t be healed.
Sometimes Nederene was childish and felt young as a flower barely into blooming, like fresh new shoots. Or in the winter like a mad and merry thing, cracking ice and flexing fingers. Sometimes pry felt like how it felt to stand beside an old boulder, or at the bottom of a cliff, by the trees that eight people linking hands couldn’t form a circle around: the comforting, alarming feeling of being near something larger and older than yourself, a tangible ancient thing.
Grow Green is free to read on the Capricious website!
Other Links: @faewriter on Twitter

ROBINNE WEISS - Educator and entomologist who has never been able to control her writing habit. She writes speculative fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children and adults.
Tags: fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, juvenile fantasy, middle grade, poetry, non-fiction
Highlighted Work: Free-to-read work can be found on my blog under Saturday Stories, and you can have a peek at any of my books using the Look Inside feature of Amazon.
Website: robinneweiss.com. Facebook: AuthorRobinneWeiss. Twitter: @RobinneWeiss

SASCHA STRONACH – dark fantasy/mycopunk author, part-time cryptid.
Tags: fantasy, dark fantasy, LGBTQIA, SJV Winner, SJV Nominee, short stories
Highlighted Work: The Dawnhounds.
Winner of Best Novel at the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
“a wonderful queer noir fever dream” –Tamsyn Muir, author Gideon the Ninth
You can buy it (or read the whole book for free on Kindle Unlimited) here. It is on countdown sale for the next seven days. Please leave me a review if you liked it; I base my entire self worth on whether I’m above a 4.0 on Goodreads or not.
Other Links: @understatesmen, theunderstatesmen.com/

STEPHEN BROUGH – Writer, roleplayer, programmer, moonkin enthusiast.
Tags: urban fantasy, wizards, YA, web serial
Highlighted work: New Horizons, a young adult urban fantasy web serial. New Horizons is the story of Eric, a high school student in a small New Zealand city, who discovers the existence of magic by being dragged into a nightmarish alternate dimension where he and his friends are tirelessly hunted by impossible creatures.
New Horizons is updated weekly at http://lostarcana.net/nameless.html
Other links: http://lostarcana.net, @KiaOraBrough on Twitter.

TABATHA WOOD - Cat lover. Coffee Drinker. Antisocial butterfly. Lives in the Land of the Long White Cloud and writes weird, dark Spec Fic and satirical Horror.
Tags: Dark fantasy, weird fiction, Gothic horror, urban fantasy, satirical horror, SJV nominee, SJV finalist
Highlighted Work: Dark Winds Over Wellington.
Strange creatures lurk in the shadows of the Beehive, while a beast From the Deep is determined to destroy us all. Being Neighbourly might just change your life, and if you listen closely you can hear demonic Whispers in the wind. So sit back, take a sip of A Good Cup of Coffee and question all The Things You See. In the city, there are no Second Chances and every chapter might be your last. These thirteen short stories, and other works, can be read for free here.
Other Links: Author Website Twitter

Pardon if the formatting is inconsistent and/or wonky, each author typed up their own blurb so they’re all a little different. This is just proof that this is an artisanal handmade post. :P
Once it’s a little later in the day, you may find some of these authors wandering in to say hello, so feel free to ask questions if you have them.
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2020.08.09 19:01 zombie_wonderland Some strong fantasy mystery books

Some say that mysteries are popular because people like puzzles. Well, I like a certain kind of mystery, but I’ve never been a puzzle person.
I like Raymond Chandler mysteries, the hard-boiled detective who fights to stay alive while prowling dark alleys and darker minds. Often, I don’t care that much about the final reveal of who the real criminal is. It’s the journey, the tortuous path that I like.
In fantasy especially, the who-dunnit can easily become a what-dunnit.

23. White Cat by Holly Black – 2010

Book 1 of 3 in The Curse Workers series
In this YA story, Cassel comes from a shady, magical family of con artists and grifters. He doesn’t fit in at home or at school, so he’s used to feeling like an outsider. He’s also used to feeling guilty—he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago.
But when Cassel begins to have strange dreams about a white cat, and people around him are losing their memories, he starts to wonder what really happened to Lila. In his search for answers, he discovers a wicked plot for power that seems certain to succeed. But Cassel has other ideas—and a plan to con the conmen.
“Fans of the author will revel in the sophisticated and slightly-more-realistic-than-usual approach. . . fascinating and carefully developed characters, and lush setting descriptions.”
—BCCB (starred review)

22. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris – 2005

Book 1 of 4 in the Harper Connelly Series
Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment. Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver are experts at getting in, getting paid, and then getting out of town fast, because the people who hire Harper have a funny habit of not really wanting to know what she has to tell them.
At first, the little Ozarks town of Sarne seems like no exception. A teenage girl has gone missing, but the secrets of her death—and the secrets of the town—are deep enough that even Harper’s special ability can’t uncover them. With hostility welling up all around them, she and Tolliver would like nothing better than to be on their way. But then another woman is murdered. And the killer’s not finished yet…
“A spooky but sweet amateur detective mystery full of interesting characters.”
—Locus

21. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire – 2009

Book 1 of 10 in the October Daye series
The world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born.
Outsiders from birth, these half-human, half-fae children spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October “Toby” Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas…
The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening’s dying curse, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery…before the curse catches up with her.
“Well researched, sharply told, highly atmospheric and as brutal as any pulp detective tale.”
—Publishers Weekly

20. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews – 2007

Book 1 of 10 in the Kate Daniels series
Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way our of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way.
“Kate is a great kick-ass heroine.”
—Locus

19. Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy – 1983

Book 1 of 2 in the Black Dragon series
Martha Macnamara knows that her daughter, Elizabeth, is in trouble—she just doesn’t know what kind. Mysterious phone calls from San Francisco at odd hours of the night are the only contact they’ve had for years. Now, Elizabeth has sent her mother a plane ticket and reserved a room for her at the city’s most luxurious hotel. Yet, since Martha checked in, she still hasn’t been contacted by her daughter, and is feeling lonely, confused, and a little bit worried.
But Martha meets someone else at the hotel: Mayland Long, a distinguished-looking and wealthy Chinese man who is drawn to Martha’s good character and ability to pinpoint the truth of a matter. They become close quickly, and he promises to help her find Elizabeth. Before he can solve the mystery, though, Martha herself disappears—and Mayland realizes that he’s in love with her.
Now, a man whose true nature and identity is unknown to those around him will embark on a potentially dangerous adventure in a city on the verge of exploding with its own sort of magic as technology spreads through the region that will become known as Silicon Valley.
“A small masterpiece, setting a fantasy story against a contemporary background.”
—Booklist

18. Terrier by Tamora Pierce – 2006

Book 1 of 3 in the Beka Cooper series
Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost’s Guard, and she’s been assigned to the Lower City. It’s a tough beat that’s about to get tougher, as Beka’s limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka is using dark magic to profit from the Lower City’s criminal enterprises, and the result is a crime wave the likes of which the Provost’s Guard has never seen before.
“With its rollicking adventures [and] appealing characters . . . Terrier… will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”
—School Library Journal (starred review)

17. The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells – 1998

Nicholas Valiarde is a passionate, embittered nobleman with an enigmatic past. Consumed by thoughts of vengeance, he is consoled only by thoughts of the beautiful, dangerous Madeline. He is also the greatest thief in all of Ile-Rien. Under cover of darkness on the streets of the gaslit city, he assumes the guise of a master criminal, stealing jewels from wealthy nobles to finance his quest for vengeance: the murder of Count Montesq. Montesq orchestrated the wrongful execution of Nicholas’s beloved godfather Edouard on false charges of necromancy, the art of divination through communion with spirits of the dead, a practice long outlawed in the kingdom of Ile-Rien.
But now Nicholas’s murderous mission is being interrupted by a series of eerie, unexplainable, and fatal events. Someone with tremendous magical powers is opposing him, and traces of a necromantic power that hasn’t been used for centuries appear.
“Wells… continues to demonstrate an impressive gift for creating finely detailed fantasy worlds rife with many-layered intrigues and immensely personable characters.”
—Publishers Weekly

16. Finch by Jeff VanderMeer – 2009

Book 3 of 3 in the Ambergris series
This is the third book in the series. It can be read by itself, but you’ll get more out of it by reading the first two books (City of Saints and Madmen and Shriek: An Afterward) first.
Mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They have disbanded House Hoegbotton and are controlling the human inhabitants with strange addictive drugs, internment camps, and random acts of terror. The rebel resistance is scattered, and the gray caps are using human labor to build two strange towers.
Against this backdrop, John Finch, who lives alone with a cat and a lizard, must solve an impossible double murder for his gray cap masters while trying to make contact with the rebels. Nothing is as it seems as Finch and his disintegrating partner Wyte negotiate their way through a landscape of spies, rebels, and deception.
Trapped by his job and the city, Finch is about to come face to face with a series of mysteries that will change him and Ambergris forever.
“VanderMeer’s third book set in the fungus-laden city of Ambergris is an engrossing recasting of the hard-boiled detective novel… Though the book stands well on its own, fans of the earlier Ambergris novels will appreciate it even more.”
—Publishers Weekly

15. Low Town by Daniel Polansky – 2011

Book 1 of 3 in the Low Town series
In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen Lands, you will find Low Town. It is an ugly place, and its cham­pion is an ugly man: disgraced intelligence agent, forgotten war hero, and independent drug dealer. After a fall from grace five years ago, a man known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs. Every day is a constant hustle to find new customers and protect his turf from low-life competition like Tancred the Harelip and Ling Chi, the enigmatic crime lord of the heathens.
The Warden’s life of drugged iniquity is shaken by his dis­covery of a murdered child down a dead-end street, set­ting him on a collision course with the life he left behind. As a former agent with Black House—the secret police—he knows better than anyone that murder in Low Town is an everyday thing, the kind of crime that doesn’t get investi­gated. To protect his home, he will take part in a dangerous game of deception between underworld bosses and the psy­chotic head of Black House, but the truth is far darker than he imagines.
“[A]n assured, roaring, and rollicking hybrid, a cross-genre free-for-all that relishes its tropes while spitting out their bones. And he does it all while spinning one hell of a gripping mystery.”
—The A.V. Club

14. Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale – 2007

If you think you’re ready for a murder mystery about a fetishist inquisitor and his gay demon-spawn lover, well, buckle up.
Belimai Sykes is many things: a Prodigal, the descendant of ancient demons, a creature of dark temptations and rare powers. He is also a man with a brutal past and a dangerous addiction. He’s also the only man Captain William Harper can turn to when faced with a series of grisly murders. But Mr. Sykes does not work for free, and the price of Belimai’s company will cost Captain Harper far more than his reputation.
From the ornate mansions of noblemen, where vivisection and sorcery are hidden beneath a veneer of gold, to the steaming slums of Hells Below, Captain Harper must fight for justice and for his life.
His enemies are many and his only ally is a devil he knows too well. Such are the dangers of dealing with the wicked.
“This ingenious fantasy romance continues to resonate in my imagination.”
—Lambda Literary Report

13. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch – 2011

Book 1 of 8 in the Rivers of London series
Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost.
Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny.
Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.
“The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.”
—io9

12. Blood Price by Tanya Huff – 1991

Book 1 of 5 in the Blood series
Vicki Nelson, formerly of Toronto’s homicide unit and now a private detective, witnesses the first of many vicious attacks plaguing the city of Toronto. As death follows unspeakable death, Vicki is forced to renew her tempestuous relationship with her former partner, Mike Celluci, to stop these forces of dark magic, along with another, unexpected ally…
Henry Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, has learned over the course of his long life how to blend with humans, how to deny the call for blood in his veins. Without him, Vicki and Mike would not survive the ancient force of chaos that has been unleashed upon the world—but in doing so, his identity may be exposed, and his life forfeit.
“Explores the borders of death and beyond with an intensity that is only partially lightened by touches of ironic humor.”
—Library Journal

11. Nightingale’s Lament by Simon R. Green – 2004

Book 3 of 12 in the Nightside series
The name’s John Taylor. I work the garish streets of the Nightside—the hidden heart of London where it’s always three A.M., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side by side in the endless darkness of the soul.
I have a talent for finding things. People…property…no problem. But now I’m after something different.
A local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends, and I’ve been hired to find out the reason. I’m also wondering why her suicide-prone fans think she has a voice to die for. Literally.
To get the truth, I’ll have to lend an ear to the most enticingly beautiful and deadly voice in all of the Nightside—and survive.
“[A] delight—exciting, action packed, truly suspenseful.”
—Booklist

10. Murder and Magic by Randall Garrett – 1979

Book 1 of 4 in the Lord Darcy Collections series
This alternate history series starring detective Lord Darcy and his sorcerer sidekick, Sean O Lochlainn, takes us into a reality where Richard the Lionheart’s descendants rule the Anglo-French Empire and the laws of magic have developed in place of the laws of physics. Murder and Magic, comprised of the first four stories of the acclaimed Lord Darcy series, finds Lord Darcy solving murders using his wits, a keen eye for observation, and a few choice magic tricks.
“If you are looking for something different in the way of mysteries a few hours with Lord Darcy is a fun way to go.”
—Daily Kos

9. You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister – 2004

Book 1 of 4 in the Aisling Grey, Guardian series
Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she’s a Guardian. That’s a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don’t know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who’s scrumptiously sexy—at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.
“Graced with MacAlister’s signature sharp wit and fabulously fun characters, this paranormal romance is wickedly sensual and irresistibly amusing.”
—Booklist

8. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin – 2002

Book 1 of 2 in the Eddie Bear series
Once upon a time, Jack set out to find his fortune in the big city. But the big city is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town, and it has grown considerably since the good old days and isn’t all that jolly any more. And there is a serial killer loose on the streets. The old, rich nursery rhyme characters are being slaughtered one by one, and the Toy City police are getting nowhere in their investigations. Meanwhile, Private Eye Bill Winkie has gone missing, leaving behind his sidekick Eddie Bear to take care of things.
Eddie may be a battered teddy with an identity crisis, but someone’s got to stop the killer. When he teams up with Jack, the two are ready for the challenge. Not to mention the heavy drinking, bad behavior, car chases, gratuitous sex and violence, toy fetishism, and all-round grossness along the way.
“[A] mad toymaker’s fever dream… Although substantially darker and edgier than the Hitchhiker’s series, this gem will appeal to Douglas Adams fans, as well as lovers of British humor in general.”
—Publishers Weekly

7. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison – 2005

Book 2 of 14 in The Hollows series
To save herself and her vampire roommate, former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan must confront six feet of sheer supernatural seduction—the vampire master—and dark secrets she’s hidden even from herself.
“Action packed … chick-lit with a supernatural twist.”
—The Times

6. Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris – 2001

Book 1 of 14 in the Sookie Stackhouse series
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She’s quiet, doesn’t get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life…
But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.
“Vivid, subtle, and funny in her portrayal of southern life.”
—Entertainment Weekly

5. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – 2001

Book 1 of 7 in the Thursday Next series
Great Britain, circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense.
All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Brontë’s novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career.
“This novel might be called ‘James Bond Meets Harry Potter in the Twilight Zone.'”
—Publishers Weekly

4. Soulless by Gail Carriger – 2009

Book 1 of 5 in the Parasol Protectorate series
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and a werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
“Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history. . . . This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans.”
―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

3. Storm Front by Jim Butcher – 2000

Book 1 of 17 in the Dresden Files series
As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do, enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the only at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly—stinks.
So when the Chicago P.D. brings him in to consult on a double homicide committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name…
“One of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves.”
—Cinescape

2. Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett – 1993

Book 15 of 40 in the Discworld series
I’m a huge fan of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels and can’t recommend them enough.
The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they’ve got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving!
These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they’ve been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.

1. The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes – 2019

This is a criminally underrated book.
Most ideas fade away when we’re done with them. Some we love enough to become Real. But what about the ones we love, and walk away from?
Tippy the triceratops was once a little girl’s imaginary friend, a dinosaur detective who could help her make sense of the world. But when her father died, Tippy fell into the Stillreal, the underbelly of the Imagination, where discarded ideas go when they’re too Real to disappear.
Now, he passes time doing detective work for other unwanted ideas–until Tippy runs into The Man in the Coat, a nightmare monster who can do the impossible: kill an idea permanently. Now Tippy must overcome his own trauma and solve the case, before there’s nothing left but imaginary corpses.
“A strong psychological thread weaves through the story as characters confront the trauma of being imaginary and forgotten, adding depth to what at first may seem a silly concept. Readers will revel in this strange, fully realized world.”
—Publishers Weekly
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2020.07.14 17:27 Muzak_For_A_Nurse Your Favorite Prog Artist Tournament: Round 2.6

After all of that madness, we've made it to the second round. In this round there are 64 artists scattered into sixteen groups of four. Half of the artists will be eliminated in this round. There will be two rounds a day, so look for the other poll once you've voted. Also, please upvote so more people can see the poll and vote.
This matchup is the 6th of sixteen groups in the second round. The top two highest vote-getters will advance to the next round.
In this tournament, it's ok to vote against artists you haven't heard. But I encourage you to check out a song or two of an artist that grabs your attention! Or just add albums that appeal to you to your list and check them out whenever you have time!
Here are the introductions for today's artists:
Jethro Tull
Subgenre: Progressive Folk/Blues Rock
"I know who my vote will be for: Jethro Tull. Known for their eccentric frontman Ian Anderson and his flute skills, these guys have more than two decades of excellent albums, and most people only know them for their two big ones, Aqualung and Thick As A Brick. Aqualung and TAAB are both masterpieces, but personally not my favorites. It is hard to pick a favorite when they released a perfect album every year of the 70s. I'll try to name some good ones, though.
The Folk Trilogy - 1977-79
In these three years, Tull released arguably their best three albums: Songs From the Wood, Heavy Horses, and Stormwatch. These albums feature heavy folk influences, and classics like Heavy Horses, Hunting Girl, Dark Ages, Old Ghosts.... oh who am I kidding, everything off these albums are amazing!
The "Concept Albums" - Early-Mid 1970s
In the early 70s, Tull released their first big hit albums, namely the classics Aqualung and TAAB. After these two, they went on to release another concept album: A Passion Play. While not liked by everyone, A Passion Play features a ton of great intrumental parts and their magnum opus, The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles. Later, they would release another great album, Minstrel In the Gallery, which features the eponymous hit title track and a bunch of other amazing songs. Definitely give these albums a listen, they are spectacular.
Other Albums - 1970-80s
Some other great albums to mention are Benefit, Living In the Past, WarChild, Too Old To Rock And Roll, A, Broadsword and the Beast, and Crest of A Knave. These albums, while not very proggy, have a lot of amazing songs on them, do give them a listen!
I hope a lot of people will vote for them, as they are such a great band and are often overshadowed by the big name prog bands. If you have never listened to them, please take a look at some of the above albums."
from u/CommissarVorchevsky
Queen
Subgenre: you've already heard of them, and I can't think of an appropriate subgenre anyway
"Of course you’ve all heard the name before. How could you have not? And from the last tournament I can tell that some people on this sub hate them and are sick of hearing Bohemian Rhapsody. But the fact is, you can’t deny the amazingness of their music.
When they came out with their self-titled debut in 1973, their sound combined the heavy riffs and energy of bands such as Black Sabbath and Deep Purple with the fantasy and folky elements of bands like Genesis and Jethro Tull, creating a great heavy prog album that was described at the time as “Led Zeppelin meets Yes.” However, their sophomore effort in 1974, appropriately titled Queen II, is the true greatest masterpiece of their catalogue and one of my favorite albums of all time. It has a similar heavy prog sound as their debut, only the songs are better and even proggier, and there is more of an emphasis on theatricality. That same year they released Sheer Heart Attack, which was a more simplified yet fantastic hard rock album that still contained some elements of prog. In 1975, they released their most well known album, A Night at the Opera. It is their most popular for good reason, as it is extremely diverse, almost every song is a different genre, ranging from hard rock to music hall, pop, prog, folk, and metal. Their 1976 album A Day at the Races was similar to its predecessor in that it blended many different genres and styles.
Starting in 1977, Queen became a much more radio-friendly band. They still made good albums in the late 70s and 80s, but for me, those first five albums are the reason why Queen gets my vote tomorrow and the reason why they are one of my all time favorite bands.
Just a few of their best songs: My Fairy King, Liar, Father to Son, White Queen (As it Began), Ogre Battle, The March of the Black Queen, Brighton Rock, Killer Queen, Flick of the Wrist, Now I’m Here, Death on Two Legs, The Prophet’s Song, Love of My Life, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, White Man"
from u/PinkHeno
"If no Queen has been taken as talk of the band then I'd be glad to take part!
Not a prog band per say, Queen is, to me, a band that wanted its own identity when classic prog-rock/any 70s movement started (pink floyd, yes, genesis..). They started as a small band who emphasised in an opera/movement/classic styled based. Their 1st album wasn't as successful but their 2nd (queen 2) whith 7 seas of rhye started making their name. They then started their long lasting pinacle with night at the opera (bohemian rhapsody) album and day at races (somebody to love).. We all know they where great. What made them different was their unique singer and music. Very talented musicians (Brian may invented his own "style" we acknowledge nourdays) and an idea of how to earn audience. Of course their later works aren't prog at all. Radio gaga, T7 though brilliant, is pure pop. Nonetheless their 70s albums are defo prog. The songs to listen to? (not including hits like bohemian rhapsody)
Ogre battle Progish songs to listen to : March of the Black queen( my fav) Seven seas of rhye '39 Prophet's song You and I Sail away sweet sister Teo torriatte Brighton rock Killer queen
The early albums should be listened to more in a whole. They really tried to create that concept type album and their early stuff was truly progrock written (imo). Anyway don't regard them as the we will rock you, bohemian, radio gaga band, but rather as a new styled rock band (with Mercury touch) who decided to go for singles and public liked songs, that remain great and true to their sound /image"
from u/RdClarke
Liquid Tension Experiment
Subgenre: Instrumental Progressive Metal
"Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental progressive metal band that puts its focus on virtuoso playing. It is most closely connected with Dream Theater, and it sounds something like them without any vocals. It was founded by Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. He recruited Jordan Rudess on keyboards and Tony Levin on bass. Although he initially wanted to keep the group separate from Dream Theater, he ended up recruiting John Petrucci of Dream Theater on guitar. Based on his work with LTE, Rudess later joined Dream Theater. Since I haven't listened to much Dream Theater, the main member I knew was Tony Levin, the Chapman stick player from King Crimson. The music tends to be very intense and complicated, and it should appeal to fans of Levin's work with King Crimson."
from u/fduniho
"I love Dream Theater and will even admit to liking (at least old) LaBrie. But that is easily the biggest criticism most people have about DT. So instrumental DT is a godsend so people will stop complaining about LaBrie and just enjoy it. I would wager that they are the most known instrumental prog metal band; they are a genre classic. With only two albums and perhaps a reunion on the album, they are still quite popular. They take DT’s extreme virtuosity, add in Tony Levin on bass instead of Myung, and then they do instrumental jams. Most of their writing is less writing and more improv based. So if jazz is your thing, this is still worth a listen. Recommended highly for all prog metal fans and instrumental fans. Recommended tracks: when the water breaks (a little overly long, but top 5 instrumental song in prog), universal mind (that intro chord progression is hot), acid rain (my fav track for driving fast)
from u/notyourlandlord
Plini
Subgenre: Instrumental GuitaProgressive Metal
"In the prog metal community, he is a rising star in the instrumental scene. Writing instrumental jazz fusion metal songs is hard to do, but Plini nails it with a nice mix of theory and sounding great. Despite being near the top of a scene notorious for instrumental show-offs, he is actually quite restrained with his insane skill, rather focusing on writing good songs. If you like LTE or jazz fusion of any kind, please check him out. Oh, and he has probably a top 3 guitar tone ever at this point, probably even with peak Petrucci and other guitar gods. Look out for when he becomes even bigger. Recommended tracks: electric sunrise, selenium forest"
from u/notyourlandlord
Tomorrow's artists without an introduction, or one that I wrote:
Tomorrow's artists that have an introduction already:
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2020.07.14 16:00 2th Ghost of Tsushima - Review Megathread

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Game Title: Ghost of Tsushima
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Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Playstation
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 85 average - 88% recommended - 79 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7.5 / 10
A decent open-world game with gorgeous art direction and some unfortunate missteps which become more and more apparent the more you play. Whatever you are doing here, almost every mission ends up with two or even three fights with mongolian soldiers. And even engaging stories during these quests can't fix the repetitiveness.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"An absolute pleasure to play"
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
If you need to get lost in over 30 hours of heroic gameplay right now, in a single-player adventure with no online connectivity gimmicks or content locked away as DLC, Sucker Punch has you covered with an instant contender for 2020's game of the year.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a masterclass on how to make a palatable and focused open world experience
AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t perfect, not even close. But neither is Jin Sakai, and his journey from Samurai to Ghost is one worth savouring, and a Legendary Tale all its own.
COGconnected - James Paley - 90 / 100
I can think of no better game to be the swan song for the PS4.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima often loses itself in visual details and is missing endgame challenges but still offers enough gameplay variety and content to even get classic open world RPG Fans on board. For fans of the world of samurais and katanas this game is definitely the best one in years.
Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9 / 10
A melancholic tale of war and a fitting epilogue to a current-gen era, Sucker Punch's latest effort is a slick showcase for the PlayStation 4 that draws you into a world that never fails to impress. Ghost of Tsushima is a masterpiece of precise gameplay, emotional turmoil and powerful world design.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be the last big gun on the PS4, but it’s also one of the best, albeit for a slightly disengaging main plot.
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 4 / 5 stars
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Daily Star - George Yang - 5 / 5 stars
The gameplay is fun, the narrative and its characters are great, and the art direction is absolutely beautiful. The pros here vastly outweigh the cons. Ghost of Tsushima is a breathtaking adventure.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica. If this generation is to wrap up soon, it's fitting that it'll end with Tsushima: one of its most beautiful games thus far.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a narrative-driven game that has unique combat, a plethora of exploration, and enough heart to keep gamers coming back for more even after the game is beaten. The lack of a combat camera locking system will certainly cause some frustrations, but that is small potatoes when compared to the rest of the experience. This is the game Sucker Punch said it would be, and you won't be disappointed.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 3 / 5 stars
A wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 8.5 / 10
Review copy provided by PlayStation. Ghost of Tsushima is a captivating journey through ancient Japan with fluid swordplay and a gorgeous world to explore.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
Despite some minor flaws, Ghost of Tsushima is trully a love letter to samurai cinema.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.
Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - 7.5 / 10
In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.
GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 89 / 100
Sucker Punch combines an epic, profound story about honor and the will of freedom with versatile action in an atmospheric setting in pre-industrial Japan. The diverse game world with all its cultural references offers a worthwhile and vast proposition, never becomming an annoying obligation.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls a bit short. The narrative blocks and storytelling are too straightforward. To add to that, the side-quest bloat seeps the narrative of its pacing
Game Informer - Matt Miller - 9.5 / 10
At turns both melancholy and thrilling, Ghost of Tsushima is the open-world action formula at its most mature and immersive. Deep, rewarding, and hard to put down
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 4.5 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch Productions builds on its open-world expertise with Ghost of Tsushima, putting players in control of a deadly samurai.
Game Revolution - Mack Ashworth - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the roster of must-play PS4 exclusives that have kept players loyal to the console.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima offers an open world that is fun to experience but is let down by its missions. If you can look past that though you will love it.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a stunning mix of Assassin's Creed and The Witcher 3, based on samurai films and traditional Japanese contemplation of nature. At the same time, this is the best Assassin's Creed ever created. There are no emasculated positive heroes and unambiguous villains, the tasks are exciting and interesting. And this is currently the most fascinating and visually impressive game on the PlayStation 4.
GamePro - Dennis Michel - German - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima with its wonderful world, great characters and a massive combat system is the last highlight of the PS4 era.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
It is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has some dull edges, but strikes a lot of highs with its cinematic stylings.
GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
As the sun sets on the PS4, Sucker Punch has given the console a noble send-off with Ghost of Tsushima. Although it takes some time to feel engaged by its beautifully tragic narrative, its brutal yet eloquent gameplay and picture-esque world never fail to capture you.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the last great game PS4 deserved. It's a fantastic open world game, visually stunning, incredibly fun to play, whether you choose to progress as a noble warrior or a stealthy ninja, a very immersive representation of feudal Japan and a truly admirable love letter to the samurai movie genre. If you own a PS4, you MUST play Ghost of Tsushima.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a great experience, telling the tale of a lone individual that’s trying to hold together the idea and honor of what it means to be a Samurai despite the odds requiring new methods of engagement.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.5 / 10
The beautiful sightseeings, intense samurai combat, and fascinating side-missions of Ghost of Tsushima are appealing for me. But the dull and repetitive open-world makes the exploration experience boring.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai Assassin's Creed Ubisoft will wish it had made
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima is easily the biggest and most ambitious game Sucker Punch has ever undertaken. It's also the best game they've ever made. Akira Kurosawa would be proud.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A fitting PlayStation first-party exclusive to arrive for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is an epic adventure that has all the right ingredients for major success.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10
The game is an extraordinary combination of great storytelling and combat set in a remarkable world.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the few games this generation that left a momentous impression on me.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 91 / 100
Ghost of Tsushime is a beautiful game. This samurai open world has a great combat system and it is technically flawless, but its gameplay is too conservative and it often feels too generic.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent action game and its open world is one of the most gorgeous yet.
IGN Italy - Italian - 7.5 / 10
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IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Sucker Punch has successfully solved the challenge of creating such an extremely Japanese game by an occidental studio. Despite being essentially a blueprinted open world game, its historical setting and combat with katana are extremely satisfying to have enjoyed the more than 20 hours of game it has to offer.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
At its core, it’s just another open-world game.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 75 / 100
If the game was developed a little more it might have turned out to be a classic, but with this current state Ghost of Tsushima is only a good action game.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A competent but shallow and overfamiliar attempt to replicate Assassin's Creed style open world adventure in the world of 13th century samurai.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistically creative game that often feels like a realistic Zelda game. The minimal UI, clever use of wind and beautiful environmental details make exploration rewarding on its own. When it comes to combat, the game falls flat. With a huge number of combat games to draw inspiration from, it is a shame this game is more like Dynasty Warriors than it is Ninja Gaiden. Endless button mashing with no way to ever pull off slick combos will have you feeling bored very quickly. You never feel like the powerful warrior the story tries to make you believe you are. Combat feels like you are trying to beat a screw into a piece of wood using a hammer.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 84 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.
Next Gen Base - Andrew Beeken - 9 / 10
A game full of meaningful moments, of quiet contemplation and brutal, savage combat. A game about family, tradition, honour and change that comes at a significant point of change in Sony’s videogame strategy. A more hopeful and less alienating experience than The Last of Us Part II and a step back to a more gentle and inviting form of open world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima is both a celebration of the past and a look towards the future, and is a fitting first party swansong for the PS4.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a fitting swan song for the PS4, and ends this generation of PlayStation on a triumphant note. Sucker Punch have to be applauded for once again creating a jaw-dropping open world with strong visual fidelity and some of the best art direction they've ever achieved.
Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima just wants you to play a game you’ve basically already played many times, while also telling you about that cool old samurai movie it watched the other day. Which one sounds more interesting to you?
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima elevates the existing open world adventure template with a fantasy-free Samurai adventure that deftly pays loving homage to the Samurai cinema of old. While your mileage may vary according to your level of open world fatigue, Ghost of Tsushima undoubtedly remains not only one of the best open world romps money can buy and a stunning PlayStation 4 exclusive, but also Sucker Punch Productions finest effort to date.
Player2.net.au - Paul James - A-
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Polygon - Carolyn Petit - Unscored
Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is indisputably indebted to Assassin’s Creed (and, to a lesser degree, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption games), but it does just enough to establish a personality of its own. And it’s fun.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn't perfect but, like a summoned objective on your touchpad, it's a breath of fresh air that'll send a warm chill down the spine of any Samurai aficionado.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be built from the same stuff as its AAA, open world contemporaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best open world experiences of the generation.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a joy to play and a joy to behold. Sucker Punch has crafted one of the most memorable open world games of this generation, buoyed by an immensely satisfying combat system and an engaging, dramatic story.
SECTOR.sk - Ondrej Džurdženík - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima provides us with an awesome trip to feudal Japan that only lacks a bit of story depth.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
The island of Tsushima is the star of the game, with its variety and beauty, and myriad of secrets and stories. Coupled with all the interlocking systems and varied options, though making the game somewhat bloated, makes this one of the most well rounded experiences I've experienced.
Screen Rant - Christopher Teuton - 5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the best Assassin's Creed game there is, and likely the closest many users will ever get to experiencing what it's like to be a samurai in 11th century Japan.
Shacknews - Blake Morse - 9 / 10
Perhaps Ghost of Tsushima isn’t a perfect cherry blossom, but it is pretty damn close as far as I’m concerned.
Sirus Gaming - Erickson Melchor - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the pantheon of games under the care of Sucker Punch Productions. This honestly feels like a true return to form from a studio that wavered ever so slightly at the beginning of this generation. Sucker Punch may have stumbled a little at the gates, but with a game like this, they finish strong at the twilight year of this console generation. A full understanding of the system's strengths and a creative vision that would not compromise for anything, that's what made the samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima, possible.
Skill Up - Ralph Panebianco - Unscored

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Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is probably the best game about Japan, but the story is too simple and the complex combat system can be tricked by evasive actions that transform it into an easy game.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an enjoyable but muddled experience: its strong gameplay fundamentals are hampered by a lack of originality and weak storytelling.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 3 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's PS4 tribute to Akira Kurosawa is gorgeous to behold but its sparse open-world and bloated mechanics has it falling short
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is greater than the sum of its parts: it does not reinvent the wheel in any of its aspects, but offers an experience that will thoroughly entertain lovers of open world and oriental settings.
TheSixthAxis - Aran Suddi - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
Too Much Gaming - Matthew Arcilla - 7 / 10
As an earnest, respectful tribute to jidaigeki dramas and the films of Akira Kurosawa, Ghost of Tsushima fares well enough. It creates a fictionalized account of the Mongol Invasion and weaves the tale into the most videogamey of videogame things – an open-world sandbox filled with straw-hat wearing ronin, mischievous foxes, hot springs, and meditative haiku. It’s easily the most ambitious output from Sucker Punch Productions to date.
TrueGaming - محمد البسيمي - Arabic - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic experience packed with an engaging adventure that bring us many wonderful and thrilling storytelling moments.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent open-world adventure from Sucker Punch Productions which adds some innovative ideas to a fairly stagnant genre. The game's depiction of the time period is generic and inoffensive, but that doesn't prevent it from being a stunning visual showcase and a worthwhile swan song for the PS4
Twinfinite - Alex Gibson - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima features a level of charm that gives it a soul and personality lacking from so many AAA games lack these days. Even if it ultimately suffers from repetition by the game’s end, and despite a lack of variety in its quest, the magic of that initial exploration and the beauty of its world will stick with me for a very long time.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's first stab at a stealth action adventure hits the mark. The island of Tsushima is a beautiful backdrop for this tale of revenge and honor and the environmental art is a visual treat. Combat and stealth are largely solid, though there are issues with the camera and hitting the right targets. The biggest stumble comes with the Japanese vocal track, which isn't synced correctly with the character's lips, a shame for a game like this. Ghost of Tsushima isn't the most innovative way to end a generation, but it is a fun one.
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 3 / 5 stars
Like the samurai, Ghost of Tsushima feels like a relic of a bygone era.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9.6 / 10
Undoubtedly, Ghost of Tsushima is the greatest game of the generation. With perfect storytelling, supremely satisfying combat, and an astounding world that's packed with content and gorgeous sights, it raises the bar for open world games.
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 10 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima perfectly balance an exquisite combat system that is easy to learn but hard to master, a complex and rich narrative ripped from the reels of Kurosawa and a free flowing picturesque world that matches the depth and mutability of story and combat.
Simply put - Ghost of Tsushima is a perfect open world experience.
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 8 / 10
The game may never have been as sweet as it was in the first of the three main areas, but, to its credit, that’s because I was swept along by the story.
Wccftech - Alessio Palumbo - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is Sucker Punch's best game yet and a great open world title capable of measuring to some of the biggest names in the genre. The excellent rendition of feudal Japan, along with its well-written characters and story, make Ghost of Tsushima stand out as the last must-have PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 9.4 / 10
When the credits rolled after the final scene, I felt like I was in a movie theater and ready to applaud. I got to binge-watch and play the samurai story of my dreams. For anyone else who's ever picked up a long, empty wrapping-paper tube, held it with two hands a few inches apart, and swung it like a samurai, I have good news: We found it. We've got our game.
ZTGD - 10 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is one of my favorite games of the generation and a must play for anyone who loves open world adventures and Samurai lore.
(Done using OpenCritic export)
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2020.07.09 09:03 Justwonderinif Gilliverse II

<<< Timeline I
2002, Continued
Timeline III >>>
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2020.07.08 08:41 hablomuchoingles A short history of the Marble Rally

While marble racing has existed since the time of Marblius Claymius in Ancient Rome, it didn't really become hugely popular until the 1870s when Argyle Aggie burst on the scene. Argyle Aggie truly left his competitors in the dust, and later took over as commissioner. He did have brief rivalries with Marbre Grand, Chuandan, and He Mapara, but most years they were not a threat.
With his retirement in 1886, and promotion to commissioner, came a slew of young marble looking to fill the gap. Young Dandy, Snowfly, Dogmouse, ElDeeBee, Haberdash, Kurzerstapel, just to name a few. They had limited success, but none really popped out as the next great.
Motor Mike debuted in 1897, and by 1901 was winning more races than most could count. He was considered a tactical genius and a mad man. A wreck in 1913 at. Drumblairny ended his life.
The races were halted when the guns began firing, and only restarted in 1919. In the rolling 20s, the best was Clayless Jim who was taken down in the Gray Wax Scandal of 1928, along with 17 other superb competitors, Marblemeter, The Sulphide Baron, Larry-Cakes, Rotundo, Firing Squad, Skidoobabeboo, The Talker, Szuply, Crazy Eighty, Spazzatura, Aunty Anserine, Bee's Knees, Morzh, Moeilijk, Apopatos, Adriaticus, and Nux. All but The Talker, Marblemeter, Bee's Knees, Apopatos, and Rotundo were allowed to compete once again in 1934, but many had lost their luster.
Between 1928 amd 1933, the races were complete chaos as new competitors were brought in off the streets. Only one marble, Boxcar Baby, won more than one championship during this time period.
Smokestack was an amazing competitor starting in the mid 40s and competing until the early 60s. His glory days were in the 40s and early to mid 50s before his battle hardened body began giving in, and he became a perennial loser.
SR-71 was the best the 60s had to offer, only beaten a couple times by SaturnFive, who mysteriously disappeared. Lackluster Soviet competitor Marilo claimed his superiors were responsible for the disappearance, but denied any responsibility.
Steelie Daniel was a hit in the mid 70s to early 80s before an unfortunate injury ended his career.
After Daniel's untimely departure, Diablo Marbledona became the 80s sensation, although there were extensive accusations of cheating, which he used doublespeak to not actually deny.
Kriller Killer is often left off these lists, but was causing a media storm in the marble sports world from 1999 to 2002, before he was killed in a brutal ganglamd style execution, allegedly over gambling debts.
Marmar was a huge threat in the early 00s, and some say he could've been the greatest. However, he volunteered for military service, and was killed in a terrible incident of friendly fire.
Those are the highlights as far as I'm aware, but let me know if I forgot anyone notable.
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2020.07.02 05:33 StumptownRetro [USA][H] 90% of my Game Collection [W] PayPal

Hey everyone, hope this is formatted correctly. I have over 400 games for sale as my wife and I have been trying to catch up on bills with COVID and save for a home. These prices are without shipping and I will only ship within the USA. I am in the Portland, OR area.
CONSOLES/HANDHELDS AVAILABLE In Box Price
PSOne FALSE $25.00
PS2 FALSE $50.00
Sega 32X (non functional, missing cardboard/foam) TRUE $80.00
FALSE
ACCESSORIES In Box
SEGA ACTIVATOR TRUE $40.00
GAMEBOY PRINTER FALSE $20.00
DREAMCAST KEYBOARD TRUE $35.00
SYSTEM In Box
Atari 2600
Combat TRUE $8.00
Space Invaders TRUE $12.00
Warlords TRUE $7.00
Donkey Kong TRUE $20.00
Journey Escape TRUE $15.00
KABOOM! TRUE $13.00
Combat FALSE $3.00
Combat FALSE $3.00
Defender FALSE $4.00
Donkey Kong Jr FALSE $6.00
Donkey Kong FALSE $6.00
Raiders of the Lost Arc FALSE $7.00
Breakout FALSE $7.00
Chopper Command FALSE $4.00
Yar's Revenge FALSE $5.00
Asteroids FALSE $4.00
Mario Bros FALSE $16.00
Pitfall! FALSE $6.00
Atari 7800
Xevious TRUE $8.00
Dig Dug TRUE $8.00
Joust TRUE $15.00
Galaga TRUE $12.00
Robotron: 2084 TRUE $13.00
Pole Position FALSE $3.00
Xevoius FALSE $6.00
Choplifter FALSE $5.00
Ms. Pac-Man FALSE $6.00
Food Fight FALSE $8.00
Centipede FALSE $5.00
NES
Blades of Steel FALSE $6.00
Castlevania FALSE $22.00
Castlevania II FALSE $10.00
Castlevania III FALSE $30.00
Blaster Master FALSE $8.00
Battletoads FALSE $20.00
Batman FALSE $10.00
Dr. Mario FALSE $6.00
TMNT III (Messed Up Label) FALSE $15.00
Dragon Power FALSE $6.00
Strider FALSE $10.00
Solar Jetman FALSE $6.00
Milon's Secret Castle FALSE $4.00
Mike Tyson's Punch Out FALSE $25.00
Metroid FALSE $15.00
Excitebike FALSE $6.00
X-Men FALSE $8.00
Double Dribble (Label Damage) FALSE $2.00
Tetris FALSE $9.00
The Legend of Zelda (Gold) FALSE $21.00
Zelda II: The Adeventure of Link (Gold) FALSE $16.00
8-Bit Xmas 2015 (Retro-Bit LIGHTS UP) FALSE $90.00
The Clash at Demonhead TRUE $35.00
Game Genie FALSE $15.00
NES Cartridge Slot Cleaner FALSE $5.00
Elminator Cartridge Slot Cleaner FALSE $2.00
Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt FALSE $5.00
Super Mario Bros 2 FALSE $13.00
FAMICOM
Dragonball Z FALSE $5.00
Dragonball Z II FALSE $1.00
Dragonball Z III FALSE $2.00
SNES
Disney's Aladdin FALSE $13.00
Castlevania IV FALSE $35.00
Contra III: The Alien Wars FALSE $35.00
Game Genie FALSE $20.00
Secret of Mana FALSE $40.00
Donkey Kong Country FALSE $15.00
Donkey Kong Country 2 FALSE $20.00
Goof Troop TRUE $40.00
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past FALSE $22.00
Super Mario World FALSE $15.00
Super Mario World FALSE $15.00
Super Metroid FALSE $50.00
Final Fantasy III FALSE $45.00
Madden 94 FALSE $3.00
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island FALSE $35.00
The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse FALSE $15.00
SNES Cartridge Slot Cleaner FALSE $5.00
Starfox FALSE $12.00
Super Famicom
Jikkyo Powerful Pro Baseball 2 TRUE $6.00
Dragonball Z (Super Butoden) TRUE $20.00
Dragonball Z 2 (Super Butoden 2) TRUE $16.00
Dragonball Z 3 (Super Butoden 3) TRUE $8.00
Front Mission TRUE $9.00
Final Fantasy VI TRUE $30.00
Seiken Densetsu 2 TRUE $16.00
N64
Super Mario 64 TRUE $100.00
Wave Race 64 FALSE $8.00
Excitebike 64 FALSE $10.00
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Grey Cart) FALSE $30.00
Pokemon Stadium FALSE $22.00
Mickeys Speedway USA FALSE $15.00
Beetle Adventure Racing (missing front label) FALSE $10.00
Robotron 64 FALSE $12.00
Star Wars: Episode I Racer FALSE $7.00
Starfox 64 FALSE $20.00
Star Wars: Rouge Squadron FALSE $10.00
Diddy Kong Racing FALSE $25.00
Gamecube
Beach Spikers TRUE $10.00
F-Zero GX (Player's Choice) TRUE $35.00
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup TRUE $9.00
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters TRUE $25.00
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour TRUE $20.00
Mario Kart: Double Dash (Reprinted Cover) TRUE $45.00
Mega Man X Collection TRUE $22.00
Metroid Prime (Player's Choice) TRUE $15.00
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes TRUE $35.00
One Piece: Grand Adventure TRUE $20.00
Pac-Man VS - Pac Man World 2 (Player's Choice) TRUE $15.00
Ribbit King TRUE $100.00
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle TRUE $35.00
Sonic Heroes TRUE $20.00
Sonice Gems Collection TRUE $35.00
Soul Calibur II (Player's Choice) TRUE $15.00
Spider-Man 2 TRUE $12.00
SSX On Tour TRUE $12.00
Star Wars: Rouge Squadron II: Rouge Leader TRUE $18.00
Star Wars: Rouge Squadron III: Rebel Strike TRUE $18.00
Super Smash Bros Melee TRUE $55.00
The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords Adventure (Player's Choice) TRUE $25.00
Wii
Sega Arcade Hits: Gunblade NY/LA Machineguns TRUE $50.00
Battalion Wars 2 TRUE $8.00
Bust-a-Move Bash TRUE $5.00
Donkey Kong Country Returns TRUE $15.00
House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return TRUE $20.00
Kirby's Epic Yarn TRUE $11.00
Mario Kart Wii TRUE $25.00
Mario Party 8 TRUE $25.00
Metroid: Other M TRUE $7.00
Nights: Journey of Dreams TRUE $8.00
Punch-Out TRUE $17.00
Resident Evil 4 TRUE $8.00
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles TRUE $10.00
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor TRUE $18.00
Sonic Colors TRUE $12.00
SNK Arcade Classics Vol 1 TRUE $16.00
Speed Racer: The Video Game TRUE $5.00
New Super Mario Bros Wii TRUE $18.00
Super Mario Galaxy TRUE $17.00
Super Mario History TRUE $6.00
Super Smash Bros Brawl TRUE $17.00
Disney's Tangled TRUE $6.00
Toy Story Mania TRUE $11.00
Wario Land: Shake It! TRUE $10.00
WarioWare: Smooth Moves TRUE $17.00
Wii Fit TRUE $5.00
Wii Play TRUE $6.00
Xenoblade Chronicles TRUE $35.00
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure TRUE $10.00
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess TRUE $13.00
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword TRUE $32.00
Wii U
Bayonetta 2 TRUE $16.00
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze TRUE $14.00
Hyrule Warriors TRUE $11.00
Mario Kart 8 TRUE $19.00
Mario Party 10 TRUE $23.00
NES Remix Pack TRUE $17.00
Nintendo Land TRUE $8.00
Rayman Legends TRUE $11.00
Game & Wario TRUE $55.00
Rodea: The Sky Soldier TRUE $15.00
Shovel Knight (Sealed) TRUE $15.00
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed TRUE $11.00
StarFox Zero/StarFox Guard TRUE $6.00
Super Mario 3D World TRUE $18.00
New Super Mario Bros U TRUE $20.00
Super Mario Maker TRUE $15.00
Super Smash Bros for Wii U TRUE $15.00
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition TRUE $18.00
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD TRUE $25.00
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Sealed) TRUE $38.00
Switch
Super Bomberman R TRUE $15.00
Sega Master System
Afterburner (Custom Case and Art) FALSE $8.00
Choplifter (Custom Case and Art) FALSE $7.00
Double Dragon TRUE $20.00
Ghostbusters TRUE $20.00
Gangster Town TRUE $12.00
Hang On/Safari Hunt TRUE $7.00
F-16 Fighting Falcon (Sega Card) TRUE $13.00
OutRun TRUE $16.00
Rambo First Blood Part II TRUE $17.00
Rambo III (Custom Case and Art) FALSE $11.00
Shinobi TRUE $25.00
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? TRUE $14.00
Wonder Boy (Custom Case and Art) FALSE $28.00
Sega Genesis
Alien Soldier (Repro) TRUE $40.00
Aladdin TRUE $11.00
Asterix and the Great Rescue TRUE $11.00
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Printed Cover) FALSE $20.00
Batman Forever TRUE $8.00
Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast TRUE $15.00
Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse TRUE $40.00
Decap Attack TRUE $30.00
Dr Robotniks Mean Bean Machine TRUE $19.00
Earthworm Jim (Printed Cover) FALSE $25.00
Earthworm Jim 2 (Printed Cover) FALSE $26.00
Ecco the Dolphin TRUE $16.00
Ecco the Tides of Time TRUE $12.00
Eternal Champions TRUE $7.00
The Great Circus Mystery: Starring Mickey and Minnie TRUE $25.00
Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude TRUE $12.00
Dynamite Headdy FALSE $17.00
Cool Spot FALSE $10.00
Sports Talk Football FALSE $2.00
Mario Lemieux Hockey FALSE $5.00
Maximum Carnage FALSE $20.00
Tinhead FALSE $7.00
Outrun 2019 FALSE $11.00
The Lion King TRUE $12.00
Mega Man The Wily Wars (Repro) TRUE $35.00
Madden 94 (Limited Edition) TRUE $7.00
Math Blaster Episode 1 TRUE $15.00
Mortal Kombat TRUE $13.00
Mortal Kombat II (Printed Cover) FALSE $10.00
Mutant League Football TRUE $35.00
NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Printed Cover) FALSE $10.00
NHL 94 (Printed Cover) FALSE $10.00
Pulseman (Repro) TRUE $40.00
Rocket Knight Adventures FALSE $25.00
Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition TRUE $9.00
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 TRUE $10.00
Sonic Spinball TRUE $10.00
Sonic Classics (Printed Cover) FALSE $8.00
Sports Talk Baseball TRUE $9.00
Strider TRUE $25.00
Super Street Fighter II TRUE $20.00
Taz-Mania TRUE $11.00
Toy Story (Printed Cover) FALSE $7.00
Vectorman (Printed Cover) FALSE $9.00
World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck TRUE $25.00
Sega CD (All With Custom DVD Case)
After Burner III FALSE $15.00
Mortal Kombat FALSE $28.00
Rise of the Dragon FALSE $21.00
Sega Classics Arcade Collection FALSE $15.00
Sewer Shark FALSE $9.00
Sherlock Holmes FALSE $15.00
Sonic CD FALSE $50.00
Sega 32x
Cosmic Carnage (Custom Case and Art) FALSE $11.00
Doom (Custom Case and Art) FALSE $12.00
Mortal Kombat II (Custom Case and Art) FALSE $30.00
Star Wars Arcade TRUE $20.00
Farenheit (Requires Sega CD) FALSE $16.00
Sega Saturn (All NA Region With Custom DVD Case)
Saturn Bomberman FALSE $125.00
Daytona USA FALSE $7.00
Nights: Into Dreams FALSE $28.00
Virtua Cop FALSE $6.00
Virtua Fighter Remix FALSE $10.00
Sega Ages: Space Harrier (JPN) TRUE $35.00
Sega Ages: After Burner II (JPN) TRUE $37.00
Panzer Dragoon (JPN) TRUE $28.00
Vampire Hunter: Darkstalker's Revenge (JPN) TRUE $40.00
Lunar: Silver Star Story (JPN) TRUE $22.00
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue (JPN) TRUE $9.00
Sega Dreamcast
GUNLORD TRUE $70.00
Neo XYX TRUE $100.00
Playstation (With Custom DVD Case unless Checked)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night TRUE $98.00
Wheel of Fortune TRUE $3.00
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 TRUE $13.00
Crash Bandicoot: Warped FALSE $8.00
Crash Team Racing FALSE $9.00
Final Fantasy VII TRUE $55.00
Final Fantasy VIII FALSE $17.00
Final Fantasy IX FALSE $8.00
Final Fantasy Anthology (V/VI) TRUE $14.00
Gran Turismo FALSE $5.00
Final Fantasy Chronicles (IV/Chrono Trigger) TRUE $25.00
Grand Theft Auto (Collector's Edition) FALSE $13.00
Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 (Collector's Edition) FALSE $13.00
Grand Theft Auto 2 (Collector's Edition) FALSE $13.00
Legend of Dragoon TRUE $35.00
Mega Man Legends FALSE $22.00
Mega Man X4 FALSE $8.00
Um Jammer Lammy TRUE $12.00
Crash Bash FALSE $9.00
Metal Gear Solid TRUE $22.00
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee FALSE $8.00
Toy Story 2 FALSE $12.00
Pocket Fighter TRUE $40.00
Shadow Madness FALSE $8.00
Tekken 2 FALSE $6.00
Tekken 3 FALSE $9.00
Tomb Raider FALSE $7.00
Tony Hawk Pro Skater FALSE $10.00
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 FALSE $10.00
Warcraft II Dark Saga FALSE $25.00
Xenogears TRUE $90.00
Playstation 2
Wheel of Fortune TRUE $6.00
Activision Anthology TRUE $8.00
Astro Boy TRUE $10.00
Burnout 3: Takedown TRUE $15.00
Secret Weapons Over Normandy TRUE $6.00
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith TRUE $8.00
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection TRUE $9.00
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology TRUE $10.00
Super Bust-A-Move 2 TRUE $7.00
Tekken Tag Tournament (Greatest Hits) TRUE $7.00
Spongebob Squarepants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom (Greatest Hits) TRUE $21.00
Sega Classics Collection TRUE $10.00
FRIENDS: The One with All The Trivia TRUE $6.00
Final Fantasy X-2 TRUE $6.00
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec TRUE $5.00
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories TRUE $12.00
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas TRUE $10.00
InuYasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask TRUE $30.00
Jak and Daxter TRUE $8.00
Jak II TRUE $8.00
Manhunt TRUE $18.00
Ultimate Spider-Man TRUE $15.00
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 TRUE $15.00
Rayman Arena TRUE $6.00
Resident Evil Code: Veronica TRUE $9.00
MDK 2 Armageddon TRUE $8.00
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance TRUE $20.00
Neo Geo Battle Coliseum TRUE $10.00
Okage: Shadow King TRUE $16.00
X-Men: Legends FALSE $6.00
Metal Gear Solid The Essential Collection (MGS 1, 2, 3) TRUE $38.00
Katamari Damacy TRUE $12.00
TimeSplitters FALSE $10.00
Devil May Cry FALSE $4.00
Dragonball Z Budokai 3 TRUE $20.00
Dragonball Z 3 (JPN) TRUE $20.00
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence Limited Edition TRUE $70.00
Playstation 3
Killer Is Dead Limited Edition TRUE $20.00
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition TRUE $25.00
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection TRUE $25.00
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 TRUE $18.00
Dishonored TRUE $5.00
Farcry 3 TRUE $6.00
God of War III TRUE $7.00
Grand Theft Auto IV TRUE $8.00
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch TRUE $10.00
Inustice: Gods Among Us TRUE $6.00
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time TRUE $12.00
Valkyria Chronicles TRUE $6.00
The Last of Us TRUE $12.00
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance TRUE $8.00
Mortal Kombat (9) TRUE $11.00
Ratchet and Clank Collection TRUE $30.00
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction TRUE $9.00
3D Dot Game Heroes TRUE $25.00
Assassin's Creed TRUE $6.00
Assassin's Creed II TRUE $5.00
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood TRUE $4.00
Assassin's Creed Revelations TRUE $4.00
Assassin's Creed III TRUE $4.00
Assassin's Creed Rogue Limited Edition (Sealed) TRUE $8.00
Brutal Legend TRUE $8.00
Bulletstorm Limited Edition TRUE $5.00
Playstation 4
River City Melee Battle Royal SP TRUE $21.00
Titanfall 2 TRUE $5.00
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster TRUE $13.00
Borderlands The Handsome Collection TRUE $8.00
Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor TRUE $7.00
Final Fantasy XV Day One Ediiton TRUE $8.00
Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy TRUE $20.00
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition TRUE $10.00
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes TRUE $10.00
Ratchet and Clank TRUE $8.00
Guilty Gear Xrd Sign Limited Edition TRUE $30.00
Xbox
Amped TRUE $4.00
Blood Omen 2 TRUE $9.00
Fable The Lost Chapters TRUE $6.00
Forza Motorsport TRUE $5.00
Grabbed By The Ghoulies TRUE $10.00
Guilty Gear X2 TRUE $8.00
Halo TRUE $8.00
Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup TRUE $6.00
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee TRUE $7.00
Panzer Dragoon Orta TRUE $35.00
Panzer Dragoon Orta DEMO DISC TRUE $10.00
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Platinum Hits) TRUE $10.00
RollerCoaster Tycoon TRUE $15.00
Jet Set Raido Future/Sega GT 2002 TRUE $11.00
Shemue II (Printed Cover) TRUE $11.00
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory TRUE $7.00
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2X TRUE $20.00
Conker Live and Reloaded DEMO DISCS TRUE $10.00
Conker Live and Reloaded TRUE $40.00
Dead or Alive Ultimate TRUE $12.00
Knights of the Old Republic (Printed Cover) TRUE $10.00
Xbox 360
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare TRUE $7.00
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 TRUE $8.00
Otomedius Excellent TRUE $15.00
Saints Row TRUE $12.00
Blue Dragon TRUE $13.00
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja TRUE $15.00
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Halo Reach TRUE $7.00
Mass Effect TRUE $6.00
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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga TRUE $13.00
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Fable II TRUE $10.00
Fable III TRUE $5.00
Game of Thrones (Sealed) TRUE $12.00
Naruto: The Broken Bond TRUE $21.00
Game Boy
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Castlevania: The Adventure FALSE $10.00
ZEN: Intergalactic Ninja FALSE $35.00
R-TYPE DX FALSE $14.00
Pokemon Red FALSE $18.00
Conker's Pocket Tales FALSE $13.00
Game Boy Color
Harry Potter and the Sorcerors Stone FALSE $7.00
Sabrina: The Animated Series ZAPPED FALSE $3.00
Mega Man Xtreme 2 FALSE $20.00
Game Boy Advance
Lilo & Stitch 2 FALSE $4.00
Dora the Explorer: The Search for Pirate Pig's Treasure FALSE $4.00
Mario Kart Super Circuit FALSE $10.00
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World FALSE $12.00
The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo A Go Go FALSE $3.00
Game Gear
Battletoads FALSE $20.00
Sonic the Hedgehog FALSE $8.00
Sonic Chaos FALSE $7.00
The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck FALSE $10.00
Jurassic Park FALSE $7.00
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2020.06.30 12:57 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: Bounty Punter by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (06/29/20)

"See, well, Kagan." - Justice Elena Kagan, citing the work of, well, Kagan

Russian Gall

Pour one out for President Trump, whose peaceful weekend of golfing and ignoring record-setting coronavirus numbers was interrupted by the revelation that he also ignored Russia paying cash rewards for dead American soldiers.
Undeterred by the conversation about his unacceptable deference to Russia, Trump seamlessly pivoted to flagrant racism.
The Russian military intelligence unit offering bounties in Afghanistan, GRU, was also the unit implicated in election interference in 2016. Trump deferred to Putin over U.S. intelligence when that interference came to light, and Russia’s subsequent targeting of American troops has done nothing to change his stance.

Look No Further Than The Crooked Media

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Under The Radar

The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana abortion law that would have closed nearly every clinic in the state, in the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices, but gave future litigants a roadmap for rolling back abortion rights: The Louisiana law was almost identical to a Texas law that the Court struck down four years ago. Roberts emphasized that his decision today was bound by that precedent, while signaling that he’s totally open to gutting or even overturning Roe v. Wade on other grounds. So, a huge relief for abortion access advocates, but a temporary one.
In another major decision, the Court ruled that the president can fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for any reason. The good news: The justices rejected the Trump administration’s argument that the bureau should be shut down altogether, and the ruling will allow Joe Biden, if he wins, to replace the current director with someone committed to protecting consumers. The bad news: The CFPB will now be less independent, and it’s not immediately clear if the decision is a first step towards freeing up an array of independent agencies for Trump to politicize.

What Else?

One person was fatally shot in Louisville, KY, on Saturday when a gunman opened fire at a protest against the police killing of Breonna Taylor. A day later, a white couple in St. Louis, MO pointed guns at protesters outside their home.
A federal judge has ordered ICE to release immigrant children held at family-detention centers by July 17, after an independent monitor reported that 11 immigrants had tested positive for coronavirus at a Texas facility.
Texas’s largest hospital complex announced that it had reached ICU capacity, then removed ICU metrics from its website. Okay! Meanwhile, Florida, which just reported over 8,500 new cases three days in a row, hasn’t been reporting statewide hospitalization data at all.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Trump over the drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani. Trump hasn’t included that development in his wanted poster tweetstorm, for some reason.
Jacksonville, FL, announced that all residents and visitors must wear masks indoors and in public spaces, ahead of the RNC convention there in August. That should go over well with Trump, who moved the convention to Florida to avoid public-health restrictions, and whose campaign made the arena he spoke at in Tulsa remove thousands of social-distancing stickers before his rally.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) ordered bars closed in seven California counties, including Los Angeles, and Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) has hit pause on New Jersey’s plan to reopen indoor dining.
Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder in Sacramento, CA. DeAngelo will avoid the death sentence, under the terms of his plea deal.
Reddit banned a forum for Trump supporters as part of its crackdown on hate speech, Twitch temporary suspended Trump’s channel, and YouTube shut down white supremacist channels belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. Facebook did not realize this assignment was due today and is hiding in the bathroom.
Sacha Baron Cohen pranked a far-right militia, getting some rally attendees to sing along with him about injecting Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci with the “Wuhan flu.” This deflates, but does not altogether destroy, our last-ditch hope that the year 2020 is one elaborate Sacha Baron Cohen prank.

What In The World?

The Chinese government has forced birth control on Uighurs and other minorities in an effort to suppress the country’s Muslim population. An Associated Press investigation found that China regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces IUDs, sterilization, and abortion on hundreds of thousands. The government uses mass detention to enforce those population control measures, both as a threat and a punishment for those who don’t comply. Having too many children is one of the major reasons ethnic minorities are sent to detention camps. The result of those policies is a climate of terror around having children, and birth rates in predominantly Uighur regions plunged by more than 60 percent from 2015 to 2018. President Trump is complicit here: He endorsed China’s detention camps, as John Bolton’s book revealed, and his policies have created a global leadership vacuum that an increasingly genocidal regime is all too happy to fill.

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Is That Hope I Feel?

Mississippi lawmakers voted to change the state flag, the last one in the nation to feature the Confederate battle emblem.
Starbucks, Coca Cola, and Hershey’s, among other companies, have joined the Facebook advertiser boycott.
Eleven mayors have formed a coalition committed to advocating for guaranteed-income programs.
The Stonewall Inn will remain open thanks to a $250,000 donation from the Gill Foundation.

Enjoy

Joe 😷 Hanson on Twitter: "One of the greatest things that has happened as a result of this pandemic is these black bears wrasslin' on the patio of Big Bend National Park basin lodge because all the humans are gone"
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2020.06.16 14:12 HockeyHero53 [USA-MN] [H] Tons of games across many platforms such as Xbox, ps 1-4, Wii, GB/C/A, 50 assorted loose games, old pc games, NES Manuals [W] PayPal

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