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2020.09.28 09:01 yomama6907 How to install a browser in Linux.

Alright guys Linus Sex Tips here today we’re going to browse Porn Flash Games dot net on Arch Linux. You know what else makes me cum? Today’s sponsor.
Glasswire is the network and fleet monitoring tool that puts you in control over your home or small business networking, allowing you to monitor both threats and faults at a glance as well as get notifications on your mobile device.
Intro plays
So the first thing we need to do is install Arch Linux, for that you’re going to want to set up a flash drive or maybe DVD with the installation media, but you need to be aware of your motherboard or laptops firmware, some older devices still use the classic IBM PC BIOS bootsector based boot process whereas most newer devices are going to use UEFI, we’re going to be doing this on an Acer Predator 21X which is fairly low end but it’ll do and it’s not new but its new enough that it still supports the newer UEFI style boot. We need to download the x86-64 and then just write that to a flash drive. To burn this image to a flash drive we’re going to use Win32 Disk Imager, really you can use any program, if you are on macOS you can do this from Disk Utility, if you are already on Linux or another UNIX-like you can use the dd utility. Alright so now we have this flash drive, and we’re rebooting the Predator. We need to go into the UEFI configuration menu because we need to disable Secure Boot else our Predator won’t accept the signature for the bootloader. You need to go into the Boot menu and set Secure Boot to Disabled. Alright now it’ll reboot, hit F12 repeatedly until you come up to this menu here, and then select an option labeled “UEFI”, your flash drives name, and ending in “PMAP”. Next we’re on the bootloader, just select that first “Boot Arch Linux (x86-64)” option. OK now the real fun begins. Now since we’re in Canada we’d normally go ahead and load a keymap but this is actually a US-layout Acer Predator 21x because Acer didn’t have any Canadian layout units available when we got this review unit so we can actually stick with the default US layout. Now here’s where some of you will be surprised if you’ve done this before in the past; we need to connect to Wi-Fi, but we won’t be using wifi-menu. Instead we’ll use the newer iwctl. Ok so watch...... first we list the devices...... scan for networks..... list em, there’s ours right there, now we just need to issue a connect, and... now it wants the password, get that in there... Cool. So now we should be connected, great. Alright now let’s test it so, type in “ping archlinux.org”. Oh that’s strange, we’re getting “network unreachable” error... ANTHONY!
cut to Anthony
Okay so I took a look with another machine and it looks like what happened was the access point Linus connected to had DHCP6 misconfigured to the wrong gateway and it wasn’t picking up DHCP4 at all, and so no packets were routing. After a couple hours of fidgeting with the Unifi configuration we just factory reset everything.
pan to Linus, unamused
Alright... so... at least now we can ping archlinux.org, the pings look fine, we can keep going. Now we want to synchronize the clocks. This might not seem important but it is actually very important because network protocols like TLS rely on the clock to be set properly and will not work correctly in some cases if it isn’t; and this is especially exacerbated by the fact that Windows sets the system time based on what it considers local time, whereas Linux sets the system clock based on UTC. If our dates mismatch, the TLS handshake will fail and we’ll get nowhere. So we need to run timedatectl set-ntp true... and just wait a few seconds, and it should be golden. OK. Now we need to partition the disks.... we’re just going to set up a simple LUKS encrypted root with an LVM2 group and throw some ext4 partitions under there, and then a separate LUKS partition for our swap, because we need that to be block aligned. LUKS is smart enough to reuse our passphrase for all of the other logical partitions so all we have to do is tell it which disks to mount and when the initrd is created we should be gucci. OK. Format those bad boys............ alright, now mounting.... (that’s what she said)..... oh right, lets not forget to turn the swap on as well, so that it gets properly saved later on. Alright now we want to run the command pacstrap to bootstrap our base packages, so we’re going to install linux, linux-firmware and base, that should be enough to get it all started. And while that’s going, I’m going to go refill my water (Psst, lttstore dot com.)
OK... all done, looking good, so we need to generate an “f stab” (Anthony in the distance:) “That’s F S tab, it stands for File System Table” OK .... we’re going to generate an F stab,
gen f stab dash U slash mnt, pipe appending to slash mnt slash etc slash f stab.
Now we’re going to “chroot”, using the special “arch-chroot” command.... need to symlink the desired timezone info file to slash etc slash localtime, remember, no slash mnt, we’re now inside of the installed system root. We’ll use hwclock to setup etc adjtime. Now we gotta edit etc locale gen.... oops, vim is not installed... ok pacman dash capital S vim.... what the heck? Oh, we need it to download the index. OK make that a dash Sy. Now we’re cooking. OK and we’ve uncommented the locale so we can now run locale gen. Lets set the hostname... generate initram.... set the root password.... install systemd boot and OK! Great.
Now we can reboot into our fresh Arch Linux install.... and we got login! Now, just enter “root” and the password... cool... now we need to install a desktop environment. Lets install GNOME for now. Pacman dash S.... gnome desktop..... oh. Oh god. So many errors. Hahaha, oh yeah, i need to connect to wifi; its just going through every mirror and failing because I’m not connected.
Ok so i just run iwctl... command not found? Oh no. We forgot to install the wireless networking programs! We need to reboot into the installation media, unlock the LUKS volunes, mount the LVM volumes, arch chroot in again and install the programs we need.
Alright guys that’s about all the time we have for part 1 of getting Porn Flash Games dot net running under Arch Linux, next time we’ll go off into a tangent about video card drivers, glvnd, video acceleration in X11 vs Wayland, and attempt to get Pepper Flash loading in a recent version of Chromium. If you want to see that be sure to subscribe and ring the bell, if you liked this video consider leaving a like, if you disliked it you know where that button is too, be sure to check out my Only Fans and I’ll see you next time.
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2020.09.28 06:58 Oolongmt Should I (25F) tell my bf (26M) about my past trauma that usually leads us to argue.

Previous background information. I used to be in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship for 1.5 years. A bad start to our relationship was that he asked to have the passwords to my social medias. With nothing to hide, I said fine, but in exchange for his. So toxic and unhealthy. Throughout the relationship I had to cut off my friends, girls and guys. He would get violent with me every time I didn't want to have sex and I had no one to tell. I felt so helpless and numb. Towards the end of our relationship, I found he was messaging girls but deleting the messages as soon as he responded (instagram). I for some reason felt that if I broke up with him I would have nothing left, so I let it continued. For weeks, I would get notification of girls sending him messages and I would not do anything about it. I felt numb and broken. The relationship ended because he left me for another girl. Afterwards, I didn't date for 5-6 years, focused on myself (after crawling myself out of a deep hole of depression) and swore I would never date again. I became extremely independent and did not look twice at any man that hit on me.
Eventually, I finally someone that made me feel so happy and safe. He's extremely driven, supportive, and the sweetest man. I really want this relationship to be my last. We have been dating for 5 months but talking for 8. But I do have to admit I have been causing strain on our relationship. I truly feel that I have fully grown from my past relationship. I want the both of us to stay independent while having the support of each other.
But since my last toxic relationship, I haven't experienced jealousy with anyone else besides my current boyfriend. I feel that since I haven't been put in a dating situation, I haven't specifically practiced not being paranoid of what he's doing on instagram. I cannot help but notice all the pictures of half naked girls he likes. Some girls he comments friendly things. I immediately do my best to drive my mind to the opposite direction and say its harmless and its nothing. Which I completely believe. I am trying to train myself to think more healthy. I honestly chalked it up to my previous relationship scarring me. I have caused strain on our relationship because sometimes I mention it and its kind of weird for him but he takes it. For example, if I notice he's all up in some girls IG and I see that they're talking in his DMs I would be like oh who's that? and ask almost like 10 follow up questions! It helps me feel safe and relieved of my worries, but I try so hard not to be creepy, invasive or noisy. I feel like these small pestering questions also causes arguments, which stresses him out. I don't want him to not feel safe around me because that is seriously the last thing I would want. I hate noticing these things and wish I didn't. Then, two days ago I broke.
We had a date night and I spent hours getting ready. I got in the car and he looked at me and said aw you look nice I was like just nice haha and he said I like your eyeshadow. To be honest, I have been looking at these girls with fake tits, fake eyelashes, fake nails, always in a bathing suit or a piece of cloth way too much and I just wanted to be called beautiful, or sexy or gorgeous. (Note, I am a nerd who is pursuing medicine) I broke when I said I'm not as pretty as the girls he looks at on instagram and started tearing up. We drove 40 mins in silence and we ended up arguing about it while waiting to be seated. He explained they're just friends (ofc I knew this I just let my subconscious speak) and I just said I'm insecure because of all the attention you give other girls. We ended up making up without explanation because we were at dinner. We had a good rest of the night and he threw in a few compliments that were sweeter just beautiful or gorgeous the rest of the night.
After that night, he never got an explanation why I said all those things or why I'm even looking at these girls profiles. I feel that I owe it to him that I tell him what my past consists of and that's why I have been acting that way that I do. Not just that night, but all those questions I've asked in the past. But the thing is that I don't want to put strain on him and make it feel as though he has to watch his every move. My whole intention with not telling him was because I wanted to unlearn this behavior myself and he will never have to learn this side of me. But after exploding, I think I owe him an explanation. But the thing is that he just started 3 business and they are taking off way faster than we expected. He's pretty stressed out but we mediate together and I love giving him massages whenever I spend the night. I know what happened the other night stressed him out, but I feel that if I tell him the whole story, he's going to be even more stressed and this relationship will have even more strain..

I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to tell him, but I'm leaning towards that I should. If I do, how should I tell him in a super gentle way that doesn't make it seem like he should change himself. I don't want to put more stress on him, thinking he has to do all this with me and keeping up with managing his businesses. He DOES make me feel safe and loved. I just have a fucked up mind. I wanted this relationship to flow, to be supportive and for us to just be happy. I want to explain it in a way that shows that he doesn't have to tip toe around me and that this is just my past that I am actively trying to unlearn how to not be so paranoid. That this is my task to work on and not his... This is something I have to work on regardless of who I am with, so I want to keep working with this one because I think we could really be something.
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2020.09.28 06:10 thesedreams13 Any Dating advice for a 24 year old girl who has never been on a proper date?

I [24F] haven't ever dated properly tbh. I met all my boyfriends through school and have only had one intimate relationship [for 3 years at 16-19 YOA] that basically crash landed in flames. I've never done the complete strangegetting to know one another dance before. I've never even really been on a proper date.
I'm 24. I am watching all my friends [granted this is a tiny pool of 3 people] get married or move in with their respective partners. I've never really felt bad about it as I am extraordinarily comfortable with being alone. I was the loner chick in school. However, it's got me thinking I don't want to be too much older before I start trying to find someone of my own- this has always been a goal but I just am a shut in who likes my alone time and my own head space too much.
Do any of you have any tips on what you like in a date? Or what to do/not to do as a girl trying to land a guy?
I am an INTJ (for those of you who know what that is or care) and I don't know if because of my personality type it will be harder for me to be attractive to the opposite sex? Do I need to work on being more bubbly? Or is it best advised to stay as basically a female version of Moriarty.
I also was wondering- I don't want to bombard who I date or potential partners with anything but I do have a rocky past in the form of some severe childhood trauma (sexually abused by a grandfather). Do I bring this up or don't mention it? I would lean towards not mentioning it and basically letting it die but I have some issues because of it. (Complex PTSD, anxiety & depression- and before any one says it- I am in therapy, have been for a LONG ASS time. I probably will always need some therapy- as I do well with the mental dump.)
Also, Men my own age I am fine with but I tend to be weird around older men I'm not talking 30s-40's. I'm talking generally anyone over the age of 55.
I'm not planning on dating in that age group but in social situations I've been known to almost, flee, become fearful/shrink in the presence of older men. I am working on this issue and have made tons of progress, before I couldn't even really function around someone older of the opposite sex, now I actually do pretty well unless they yell (worked in customer service). This is not a problem for dating but maybe in-laws might be an issue one day?
Any tips or help is much appreciated.
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2020.09.28 06:09 BananaBus43 Linus Sex Tips

Alright guys Linus Sex Tips here today we’re going to browse Porn Flash Games dot net on Arch Linux. You know what else makes me cum? Today’s sponsor.
Glasswire is the network and fleet monitoring tool that puts you in control over your home or small business networking, allowing you to monitor both threats and faults at a glance as well as get notifications on your mobile device.
Intro plays
So the first thing we need to do is install Arch Linux, for that you’re going to want to set up a flash drive or maybe DVD with the installation media, but you need to be aware of your motherboard or laptops firmware, some older devices still use the classic IBM PC BIOS bootsector based boot process whereas most newer devices are going to use UEFI, we’re going to be doing this on an Acer Predator 21X which is fairly low end but it’ll do and it’s not new but its new enough that it still supports the newer UEFI style boot. We need to download the x86-64 and then just write that to a flash drive. To burn this image to a flash drive we’re going to use Win32 Disk Imager, really you can use any program, if you are on macOS you can do this from Disk Utility, if you are already on Linux or another UNIX-like you can use the dd utility. Alright so now we have this flash drive, and we’re rebooting the Predator. We need to go into the UEFI configuration menu because we need to disable Secure Boot else our Predator won’t accept the signature for the bootloader. You need to go into the Boot menu and set Secure Boot to Disabled. Alright now it’ll reboot, hit F12 repeatedly until you come up to this menu here, and then select an option labeled “UEFI”, your flash drives name, and ending in “PMAP”. Next we’re on the bootloader, just select that first “Boot Arch Linux (x86-64)” option. OK now the real fun begins. Now since we’re in Canada we’d normally go ahead and load a keymap but this is actually a US-layout Acer Predator 21x because Acer didn’t have any Canadian layout units available when we got this review unit so we can actually stick with the default US layout. Now here’s where some of you will be surprised if you’ve done this before in the past; we need to connect to Wi-Fi, but we won’t be using wifi-menu. Instead we’ll use the newer iwctl. Ok so watch...... first we list the devices...... scan for networks..... list em, there’s ours right there, now we just need to issue a connect, and... now it wants the password, get that in there... Cool. So now we should be connected, great. Alright now let’s test it so, type in “ping archlinux.org”. Oh that’s strange, we’re getting “network unreachable” error... ANTHONY!
cut to Anthony
Okay so I took a look with another machine and it looks like what happened was the access point Linus connected to had DHCP6 misconfigured to the wrong gateway and it wasn’t picking up DHCP4 at all, and so no packets were routing. After a couple hours of fidgeting with the Unifi configuration we just factory reset everything.
pan to Linus, unamused
Alright... so... at least now we can ping archlinux.org, the pings look fine, we can keep going. Now we want to synchronize the clocks. This might not seem important but it is actually very important because network protocols like TLS rely on the clock to be set properly and will not work correctly in some cases if it isn’t; and this is especially exacerbated by the fact that Windows sets the system time based on what it considers local time, whereas Linux sets the system clock based on UTC. If our dates mismatch, the TLS handshake will fail and we’ll get nowhere. So we need to run timedatectl set-ntp true... and just wait a few seconds, and it should be golden. OK. Now we need to partition the disks.... we’re just going to set up a simple LUKS encrypted root with an LVM2 group and throw some ext4 partitions under there, and then a separate LUKS partition for our swap, because we need that to be block aligned. LUKS is smart enough to reuse our passphrase for all of the other logical partitions so all we have to do is tell it which disks to mount and when the initrd is created we should be gucci. OK. Format those bad boys............ alright, now mounting.... (that’s what she said)..... oh right, lets not forget to turn the swap on as well, so that it gets properly saved later on. Alright now we want to run the command pacstrap to bootstrap our base packages, so we’re going to install linux, linux-firmware and base, that should be enough to get it all started. And while that’s going, I’m going to go refill my water (Psst, lttstore dot com.)
OK... all done, looking good, so we need to generate an “f stab” (Anthony in the distance:) “That’s F S tab, it stands for File System Table” OK .... we’re going to generate an F stab,
gen f stab dash U slash mnt, pipe appending to slash mnt slash etc slash f stab.
Now we’re going to “chroot”, using the special “arch-chroot” command.... need to symlink the desired timezone info file to slash etc slash localtime, remember, no slash mnt, we’re now inside of the installed system root. We’ll use hwclock to setup etc adjtime. Now we gotta edit etc locale gen.... oops, vim is not installed... ok pacman dash capital S vim.... what the heck? Oh, we need it to download the index. OK make that a dash Sy. Now we’re cooking. OK and we’ve uncommented the locale so we can now run locale gen. Lets set the hostname... generate initram.... set the root password.... install systemd boot and OK! Great.
Now we can reboot into our fresh Arch Linux install.... and we got login! Now, just enter “root” and the password... cool... now we need to install a desktop environment. Lets install GNOME for now. Pacman dash S.... gnome desktop..... oh. Oh god. So many errors. Hahaha, oh yeah, i need to connect to wifi; its just going through every mirror and failing because I’m not connected.
Ok so i just run iwctl... command not found? Oh no. We forgot to install the wireless networking programs! We need to reboot into the installation media, unlock the LUKS volunes, mount the LVM volumes, arch chroot in again and install the programs we need.
Alright guys that’s about all the time we have for part 1 of getting Porn Flash Games dot net running under Arch Linux, next time we’ll go off into a tangent about video card drivers, glvnd, video acceleration in X11 vs Wayland, and attempt to get Pepper Flash loading in a recent version of Chromium. If you want to see that be sure to subscribe and ring the bell, if you liked this video consider leaving a like, if you disliked it you know where that button is too, be sure to check out my Only Fans and I’ll see you next time.
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2020.09.28 05:52 ONION666999 found on linux post on r/okbuddyretard

Alright guys Linus Sex Tips here today we’re going to browse Porn Flash Games dot net on Arch Linux. You know what else makes me cum? Today’s sponsor.
Glasswire is the network and fleet monitoring tool that puts you in control over your home or small business networking, allowing you to monitor both threats and faults at a glance as well as get notifications on your mobile device.
Intro plays
So the first thing we need to do is install Arch Linux, for that you’re going to want to set up a flash drive or maybe DVD with the installation media, but you need to be aware of your motherboard or laptops firmware, some older devices still use the classic IBM PC BIOS bootsector based boot process whereas most newer devices are going to use UEFI, we’re going to be doing this on an Acer Predator 21X which is fairly low end but it’ll do and it’s not new but its new enough that it still supports the newer UEFI style boot. We need to download the x86-64 and then just write that to a flash drive. To burn this image to a flash drive we’re going to use Win32 Disk Imager, really you can use any program, if you are on macOS you can do this from Disk Utility, if you are already on Linux or another UNIX-like you can use the dd utility. Alright so now we have this flash drive, and we’re rebooting the Predator. We need to go into the UEFI configuration menu because we need to disable Secure Boot else our Predator won’t accept the signature for the bootloader. You need to go into the Boot menu and set Secure Boot to Disabled. Alright now it’ll reboot, hit F12 repeatedly until you come up to this menu here, and then select an option labeled “UEFI”, your flash drives name, and ending in “PMAP”. Next we’re on the bootloader, just select that first “Boot Arch Linux (x86-64)” option. OK now the real fun begins. Now since we’re in Canada we’d normally go ahead and load a keymap but this is actually a US-layout Acer Predator 21x because Acer didn’t have any Canadian layout units available when we got this review unit so we can actually stick with the default US layout. Now here’s where some of you will be surprised if you’ve done this before in the past; we need to connect to Wi-Fi, but we won’t be using wifi-menu. Instead we’ll use the newer iwctl. Ok so watch...... first we list the devices...... scan for networks..... list em, there’s ours right there, now we just need to issue a connect, and... now it wants the password, get that in there... Cool. So now we should be connected, great. Alright now let’s test it so, type in “ping archlinux.org”. Oh that’s strange, we’re getting “network unreachable” error... ANTHONY!
cut to Anthony
Okay so I took a look with another machine and it looks like what happened was the access point Linus connected to had DHCP6 misconfigured to the wrong gateway and it wasn’t picking up DHCP4 at all, and so no packets were routing. After a couple hours of fidgeting with the Unifi configuration we just factory reset everything.
pan to Linus, unamused
Alright... so... at least now we can ping archlinux.org, the pings look fine, we can keep going. Now we want to synchronize the clocks. This might not seem important but it is actually very important because network protocols like TLS rely on the clock to be set properly and will not work correctly in some cases if it isn’t; and this is especially exacerbated by the fact that Windows sets the system time based on what it considers local time, whereas Linux sets the system clock based on UTC. If our dates mismatch, the TLS handshake will fail and we’ll get nowhere. So we need to run timedatectl set-ntp true... and just wait a few seconds, and it should be golden. OK. Now we need to partition the disks.... we’re just going to set up a simple LUKS encrypted root with an LVM2 group and throw some ext4 partitions under there, and then a separate LUKS partition for our swap, because we need that to be block aligned. LUKS is smart enough to reuse our passphrase for all of the other logical partitions so all we have to do is tell it which disks to mount and when the initrd is created we should be gucci. OK. Format those bad boys............ alright, now mounting.... (that’s what she said)..... oh right, lets not forget to turn the swap on as well, so that it gets properly saved later on. Alright now we want to run the command pacstrap to bootstrap our base packages, so we’re going to install linux, linux-firmware and base, that should be enough to get it all started. And while that’s going, I’m going to go refill my water (Psst, lttstore dot com.)
OK... all done, looking good, so we need to generate an “f stab” (Anthony in the distance:) “That’s F S tab, it stands for File System Table” OK .... we’re going to generate an F stab,
gen f stab dash U slash mnt, pipe appending to slash mnt slash etc slash f stab.
Now we’re going to “chroot”, using the special “arch-chroot” command.... need to symlink the desired timezone info file to slash etc slash localtime, remember, no slash mnt, we’re now inside of the installed system root. We’ll use hwclock to setup etc adjtime. Now we gotta edit etc locale gen.... oops, vim is not installed... ok pacman dash capital S vim.... what the heck? Oh, we need it to download the index. OK make that a dash Sy. Now we’re cooking. OK and we’ve uncommented the locale so we can now run locale gen. Lets set the hostname... generate initram.... set the root password.... install systemd boot and OK! Great.
Now we can reboot into our fresh Arch Linux install.... and we got login! Now, just enter “root” and the password... cool... now we need to install a desktop environment. Lets install GNOME for now. Pacman dash S.... gnome desktop..... oh. Oh god. So many errors. Hahaha, oh yeah, i need to connect to wifi; its just going through every mirror and failing because I’m not connected.
Ok so i just run iwctl... command not found? Oh no. We forgot to install the wireless networking programs! We need to reboot into the installation media, unlock the LUKS volunes, mount the LVM volumes, arch chroot in again and install the programs we need.
Alright guys that’s about all the time we have for part 1 of getting Porn Flash Games dot net running under Arch Linux, next time we’ll go off into a tangent about video card drivers, glvnd, video acceleration in X11 vs Wayland, and attempt to get Pepper Flash loading in a recent version of Chromium. If you want to see that be sure to subscribe and ring the bell, if you liked this video consider leaving a like, if you disliked it you know where that button is too, be sure to check out my Only Fans and I’ll see you next time.
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2020.09.28 05:40 jdali4829 How to browse Porn Flash Games on Arch Linux

Alright guys Linus Sex Tips here today we’re going to browse Porn Flash Games dot net on Arch Linux. You know what else makes me cum? Today’s sponsor.
Glasswire is the network and fleet monitoring tool that puts you in control over your home or small business networking, allowing you to monitor both threats and faults at a glance as well as get notifications on your mobile device.
Intro plays
So the first thing we need to do is install Arch Linux, for that you’re going to want to set up a flash drive or maybe DVD with the installation media, but you need to be aware of your motherboard or laptops firmware, some older devices still use the classic IBM PC BIOS bootsector based boot process whereas most newer devices are going to use UEFI, we’re going to be doing this on an Acer Predator 21X which is fairly low end but it’ll do and it’s not new but its new enough that it still supports the newer UEFI style boot. We need to download the x86-64 and then just write that to a flash drive. To burn this image to a flash drive we’re going to use Win32 Disk Imager, really you can use any program, if you are on macOS you can do this from Disk Utility, if you are already on Linux or another UNIX-like you can use the dd utility. Alright so now we have this flash drive, and we’re rebooting the Predator. We need to go into the UEFI configuration menu because we need to disable Secure Boot else our Predator won’t accept the signature for the bootloader. You need to go into the Boot menu and set Secure Boot to Disabled. Alright now it’ll reboot, hit F12 repeatedly until you come up to this menu here, and then select an option labeled “UEFI”, your flash drives name, and ending in “PMAP”. Next we’re on the bootloader, just select that first “Boot Arch Linux (x86-64)” option. OK now the real fun begins. Now since we’re in Canada we’d normally go ahead and load a keymap but this is actually a US-layout Acer Predator 21x because Acer didn’t have any Canadian layout units available when we got this review unit so we can actually stick with the default US layout. Now here’s where some of you will be surprised if you’ve done this before in the past; we need to connect to Wi-Fi, but we won’t be using wifi-menu. Instead we’ll use the newer iwctl. Ok so watch...... first we list the devices...... scan for networks..... list em, there’s ours right there, now we just need to issue a connect, and... now it wants the password, get that in there... Cool. So now we should be connected, great. Alright now let’s test it so, type in “ping archlinux.org”. Oh that’s strange, we’re getting “network unreachable” error... ANTHONY!
cut to Anthony
Okay so I took a look with another machine and it looks like what happened was the access point Linus connected to had DHCP6 misconfigured to the wrong gateway and it wasn’t picking up DHCP4 at all, and so no packets were routing. After a couple hours of fidgeting with the Unifi configuration we just factory reset everything.
pan to Linus, unamused
Alright... so... at least now we can ping archlinux.org, the pings look fine, we can keep going. Now we want to synchronize the clocks. This might not seem important but it is actually very important because network protocols like TLS rely on the clock to be set properly and will not work correctly in some cases if it isn’t; and this is especially exacerbated by the fact that Windows sets the system time based on what it considers local time, whereas Linux sets the system clock based on UTC. If our dates mismatch, the TLS handshake will fail and we’ll get nowhere. So we need to run timedatectl set-ntp true... and just wait a few seconds, and it should be golden. OK. Now we need to partition the disks.... we’re just going to set up a simple LUKS encrypted root with an LVM2 group and throw some ext4 partitions under there, and then a separate LUKS partition for our swap, because we need that to be block aligned. LUKS is smart enough to reuse our passphrase for all of the other logical partitions so all we have to do is tell it which disks to mount and when the initrd is created we should be gucci. OK. Format those bad boys............ alright, now mounting.... (that’s what she said)..... oh right, lets not forget to turn the swap on as well, so that it gets properly saved later on. Alright now we want to run the command pacstrap to bootstrap our base packages, so we’re going to install linux, linux-firmware and base, that should be enough to get it all started. And while that’s going, I’m going to go refill my water (Psst, lttstore dot com.)
OK... all done, looking good, so we need to generate an “f stab” (Anthony in the distance:) “That’s F S tab, it stands for File System Table” OK .... we’re going to generate an F stab,
gen f stab dash U slash mnt, pipe appending to slash mnt slash etc slash f stab.
Now we’re going to “chroot”, using the special “arch-chroot” command.... need to symlink the desired timezone info file to slash etc slash localtime, remember, no slash mnt, we’re now inside of the installed system root. We’ll use hwclock to setup etc adjtime. Now we gotta edit etc locale gen.... oops, vim is not installed... ok pacman dash capital S vim.... what the heck? Oh, we need it to download the index. OK make that a dash Sy. Now we’re cooking. OK and we’ve uncommented the locale so we can now run locale gen. Lets set the hostname... generate initram.... set the root password.... install systemd boot and OK! Great.
Now we can reboot into our fresh Arch Linux install.... and we got login! Now, just enter “root” and the password... cool... now we need to install a desktop environment. Lets install GNOME for now. Pacman dash S.... gnome desktop..... oh. Oh god. So many errors. Hahaha, oh yeah, i need to connect to wifi; its just going through every mirror and failing because I’m not connected.
Ok so i just run iwctl... command not found? Oh no. We forgot to install the wireless networking programs! We need to reboot into the installation media, unlock the LUKS volunes, mount the LVM volumes, arch chroot in again and install the programs we need.
Alright guys that’s about all the time we have for part 1 of getting Porn Flash Games dot net running under Arch Linux, next time we’ll go off into a tangent about video card drivers, glvnd, video acceleration in X11 vs Wayland, and attempt to get Pepper Flash loading in a recent version of Chromium. If you want to see that be sure to subscribe and ring the bell, if you liked this video consider leaving a like, if you disliked it you know where that button is too, be sure to check out my Only Fans and I’ll see you next time.
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2020.09.28 05:30 TheBelowAverageLad Linus Sex Tips

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So the first thing we need to do is install Arch Linux, for that you’re going to want to set up a flash drive or maybe DVD with the installation media, but you need to be aware of your motherboard or laptops firmware, some older devices still use the classic IBM PC BIOS bootsector based boot process whereas most newer devices are going to use UEFI, we’re going to be doing this on an Acer Predator 21X which is fairly low end but it’ll do and it’s not new but its new enough that it still supports the newer UEFI style boot. We need to download the x86-64 and then just write that to a flash drive. To burn this image to a flash drive we’re going to use Win32 Disk Imager, really you can use any program, if you are on macOS you can do this from Disk Utility, if you are already on Linux or another UNIX-like you can use the dd utility. Alright so now we have this flash drive, and we’re rebooting the Predator. We need to go into the UEFI configuration menu because we need to disable Secure Boot else our Predator won’t accept the signature for the bootloader. You need to go into the Boot menu and set Secure Boot to Disabled. Alright now it’ll reboot, hit F12 repeatedly until you come up to this menu here, and then select an option labeled “UEFI”, your flash drives name, and ending in “PMAP”. Next we’re on the bootloader, just select that first “Boot Arch Linux (x86-64)” option. OK now the real fun begins. Now since we’re in Canada we’d normally go ahead and load a keymap but this is actually a US-layout Acer Predator 21x because Acer didn’t have any Canadian layout units available when we got this review unit so we can actually stick with the default US layout. Now here’s where some of you will be surprised if you’ve done this before in the past; we need to connect to Wi-Fi, but we won’t be using wifi-menu. Instead we’ll use the newer iwctl. Ok so watch...... first we list the devices...... scan for networks..... list em, there’s ours right there, now we just need to issue a connect, and... now it wants the password, get that in there... Cool. So now we should be connected, great. Alright now let’s test it so, type in “ping archlinux.org”. Oh that’s strange, we’re getting “network unreachable” error... ANTHONY!
cut to Anthony
Okay so I took a look with another machine and it looks like what happened was the access point Linus connected to had DHCP6 misconfigured to the wrong gateway and it wasn’t picking up DHCP4 at all, and so no packets were routing. After a couple hours of fidgeting with the Unifi configuration we just factory reset everything.
pan to Linus, unamused
Alright... so... at least now we can ping archlinux.org, the pings look fine, we can keep going. Now we want to synchronize the clocks. This might not seem important but it is actually very important because network protocols like TLS rely on the clock to be set properly and will not work correctly in some cases if it isn’t; and this is especially exacerbated by the fact that Windows sets the system time based on what it considers local time, whereas Linux sets the system clock based on UTC. If our dates mismatch, the TLS handshake will fail and we’ll get nowhere. So we need to run timedatectl set-ntp true... and just wait a few seconds, and it should be golden. OK. Now we need to partition the disks.... we’re just going to set up a simple LUKS encrypted root with an LVM2 group and throw some ext4 partitions under there, and then a separate LUKS partition for our swap, because we need that to be block aligned. LUKS is smart enough to reuse our passphrase for all of the other logical partitions so all we have to do is tell it which disks to mount and when the initrd is created we should be gucci. OK. Format those bad boys............ alright, now mounting.... (that’s what she said)..... oh right, lets not forget to turn the swap on as well, so that it gets properly saved later on. Alright now we want to run the command pacstrap to bootstrap our base packages, so we’re going to install linux, linux-firmware and base, that should be enough to get it all started. And while that’s going, I’m going to go refill my water (Psst, lttstore dot com.)
OK... all done, looking good, so we need to generate an “f stab” (Anthony in the distance:) “That’s F S tab, it stands for File System Table” OK .... we’re going to generate an F stab,
gen f stab dash U slash mnt, pipe appending to slash mnt slash etc slash f stab.
Now we’re going to “chroot”, using the special “arch-chroot” command.... need to symlink the desired timezone info file to slash etc slash localtime, remember, no slash mnt, we’re now inside of the installed system root. We’ll use hwclock to setup etc adjtime. Now we gotta edit etc locale gen.... oops, vim is not installed... ok pacman dash capital S vim.... what the heck? Oh, we need it to download the index. OK make that a dash Sy. Now we’re cooking. OK and we’ve uncommented the locale so we can now run locale gen. Lets set the hostname... generate initram.... set the root password.... install systemd boot and OK! Great.
Now we can reboot into our fresh Arch Linux install.... and we got login! Now, just enter “root” and the password... cool... now we need to install a desktop environment. Lets install GNOME for now. Pacman dash S.... gnome desktop..... oh. Oh god. So many errors. Hahaha, oh yeah, i need to connect to wifi; its just going through every mirror and failing because I’m not connected.
Ok so i just run iwctl... command not found? Oh no. We forgot to install the wireless networking programs! We need to reboot into the installation media, unlock the LUKS volunes, mount the LVM volumes, arch chroot in again and install the programs we need.
Alright guys that’s about all the time we have for part 1 of getting Porn Flash Games dot net running under Arch Linux, next time we’ll go off into a tangent about video card drivers, glvnd, video acceleration in X11 vs Wayland, and attempt to get Pepper Flash loading in a recent version of Chromium. If you want to see that be sure to subscribe and ring the bell, if you liked this video consider leaving a like, if you disliked it you know where that button is too, be sure to check out my Only Fans and I’ll see you next time.
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2020.09.28 05:09 CountingDownTheDays5 Here is some advice for women to be as safe as possible when it comes to online dating (OLD).

I just left a post where women said that upon rejecting a male he became violent, aggressive, and verbally attacked them. With more traffic coming to OLD it can be dangerous, remember more traffic also means more creeps. OLD can be extremely dangerous for women, and I wanted to give out some safety tips for women. So here is some advice for you all:

Ladies you can add other safety tips below. Men please do not come on this post trying to start a disagreement, I am simply trying to help women stay out of harms way. I wish someone would have gave me these safety tips.
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2020.09.28 02:29 anonymousprophet2020 Found out my(32M) ex(26F) had cheated on me 6 months prior to our break up.

Sorry if it's too long, English is not my first language and I just need to vent.
I'm not sure where to start, I frequent this sub and read up on so many stories it's heart breaking. I've been reluctant to share my story but I can't take it anymore. I act normal..I act like I'm past it but inside I'm screaming and hurt. Its been 4 days since I found out.
I've been married before with kids, my ex-wife had cheated on me. I thought I had that past behind me. It took me time and effort to get over it before I found myself in a better place. I dated a few after but nothing serious. I had no intention of being committed since my job requires me to travel and at times for long durations.
Fast forward 3 years later I was introduced to Jasmine by an old friend of mine Rebecca. When I first met her I came to know that she had just gotten out of a relationship with a married man, I know that should've been a major red flag but I wasn't looking for something serious. It was suppose to be just casual. We exchanged numbers and the rest is history. Things had gotten serious over time and she often brought up the topic of marriage. At times we would argue over the matter because I wasn't ready for that kind of commitment again. I still had obligations to my kids and considering I don't often see them I always use to worry a new marriage would mean not seeing them much. What free time I had I would try and spend it with them.
We use to constantly argue about trivial things, I tried to break up with her a few times but she had always tried to get back. Convincing me that I'm being irrational despite trying to explain why it wouldn't work and why I didn't want to waste her time if she wanted to take it further. But she kept trying to convince me that marriage was the right step to take. I'd stand my ground and still remained determined to not make that decision unless I was definetely sure.
A little back story about Jasmine. When we had met, her mother had passed away due to cancer few months prior. We use to talk about our past and in a few of those topics she had talked about how she dated multiple guys at the same time in her teenage years. About how her dad had left them behind and moved on. She would talk and I would listen. I told her everything about my failed marriage, how I had been cheated on and how much that had hurt and what it took me to come this far.
In Jan of 2020 I had to travel again for work and things were okay at that point. We said our good byes and we kept it long distance. We were still committed and talking about how we couldn't wait till I got back. But then the pandemic came, I couldn't fly back on time and I got stuck due to the lockdowns. Eventually we grew distant and the arguments became frequent. I could tell something was off but I wasn't sure. Everytime I'd try to ask her about something she'd come up with some excuse or the other. She wouldn't reply back on time like she'd use to; occasionally she would send nudes and I started noticing that she would always be shaved down there or she'd show me a new set of lingerie that she had bought. I'd ask her why the changes now as I remember she wouldn't go "clean" until I was about to be back. She'd say " I like to stay clean down there, the lingerie is for you when you get back" and I'd have my doubts but I wouldnt dwell on it. All these signs were sent back of the que in my head to be dealt with at a more convenient time.
Now let's talk about this other guy and let's call him Tim. Tim was her assigned manager and probably in his late 30's. A married man in what appears to be a happy marriage with kids. She would often bring him up and talk about how he's been helping her grow and sometimes complain about he would be strict on her. I did a background check on him and he seemed like one of those nice guys, friendly and well he's married with kids nothing could go wrong. Plus he looked much older than her so I saw him as more like a mentor to her. My instincts would kick in but I'd put that aside and think "rationally". Towards the end of our relationship we had a couple of arguments and the topic was related to her spending too much time chatting him up. Her discussing with him her private life even down the lack of sex since I've been away. And I thought that was going too far but of course she would try to gaslight me and pushing for an answer was useless. Eventually it wouldn't go anywhere and we would just stop talking.
One day I had decided it was enough. I've been ignoring my gut feeling for far too long. I've caught her lying to me before but didn't think much of it. And with being apart for so long it sort of helped make it easier. I had far too much guilt for "wasting her time" as she puts it but I'm not ready to be married to someone when I still had doubts not just about myself but about what she's been doing. I broke up with her on good terms or atleast that's how it appeared. The marriage was just not possible given the circumstances. I still had feelings for her but I'd learned my lesson of the past and it's just not meant to be. She would still text me front time to time. And even hint on getting back or if I had changed my mind and I'd tell her that it was over, there's no coming back but we could still be friends I owe her that much.
One day I had this feeling, I'm not sure how to describe it but I felt I should speak with my old friend Rebecca. One who had introduced us in the first place. We went over the pleasantries and I finally got down to what I had wanted to ask her. I said " you know Jasmine and I broke up recently. I just wanted to know if there was something you knew that you hadn't told me" I told her that I still felt guilt and I needed to know if I should remain friends with Jasmine as she keeps acting like we're still a thing.
And that's when Rebecca decided to tell me everything. She described to me how Jasmine had called her few months earlier asking for her advice on certain matters. About how she had been seeing her manager since December(we were still together at the time). Rebecca had asked if we had broken up and she said that we were still together but she was unhappy. And that one day it just happened with her manager, it was just sex but she caught feelings for him eventually, that he could "satisfy" her since I'm away alot. That he had promised to be together once he leaves his wife. Rebecca had told her that maybe she should break up with me if she's already seeing someone else but Jasmine was just greedy. She wanted to keep me as a back up plan incase it didn't work out.
I know we had broken up by this time but it didn't feel any better. The old familiar feeling that I'm sure you guys know all too well. The only difference is that I wasn't surprised but nevertheless it hurt. The feeling of betrayal wasn't any different, and yet again I had to experience it. My mind would try to deny it but I know better now. We lived together we shared so much, the guilt I experienced breaking up with her and how she could do this to me and still act like everything upto that point had been my fault. I stayed loyal to her till the very end because I knew the feeling of betrayal..worse than death or atleast that's how it felt the first time. I should've followed my instincts like I said i would.
It is what it is I still get the whys, the when's and the hows in my head. Am I doomed to find these type of people as partners just as she had said that she was " doomed to fall for married men and men with baggage"?
After I found out I sent her a message and said what I had to say then blocked her from all my social accounts. She sent tried to contact me and eventually sent me a lengthy email explaining why she did what she did. I'm not having any of it I didn't bother replying tho I was strongly tempted coz I knew it wouldn't end.
I managed to find Tim's wife and sent her an anonymous tip about the affair. Just enough details about the timeline of the affair and to start looking in the right places. I had thought about it alot and if I was doing the right thing or not. But I figured she deserves to know the truth.
I asked myself why this keeps happening to me and though I haven't figured it out yet I think to myself "what else should I expect if I keep digging through the trash?"
Thanks for reading and sorry again for the long post.
Edit : corrected the time line and some typos
TL;DR -got cheated on before, moved on, met someone else. Things didn't work out we broke up. Found out few months later than she was cheating on me too.
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2020.09.28 02:15 Puritykill Red flags while swiping through OLD profiles.

So I have been awhile on OLD. I stopped because it took to much energy and needed it to work on myself =) but I would like to discuss/tell what I think are red flag on OLD profiles.
  1. Only a few word or 1 á 2 phrases. This often means they are lvm or nvm. They take no time or energy to make a proper profile?
  2. Only one picture (or 2). I often see posts here people saying that he only had 1 photo. I personally see this as a big red flag. Why didn't he upload more? Does he has low self esteem? Is he lazy to upload others? Doesn't he have more photos because his gf/wife is in it?
  3. Only group photos. Again why doesn't he have any selfies? No self esteem? Also are you at an casino/gambling hall trying to quess who is who?
  4. If you get a first dm that includes nothing of you profile like: " Hey beautiful ❤💖 how was your day? You are really beautiful ❣ I am very romantic 🌹🌹 hope to speak with you 🌷⚘". These sound like copy paste to me. Who know to how many other girls he msg this?
  5. They take a day or longer to respond to you. Come on with what can he be so busy to not take 2 minutes the time to text you?
  6. The always online person. Some OLD apps you can see the online status. Some guys are online for very long times. With how many women is he chatting? Or is he so desperate that he searched for hours?
  7. On Okcupid for example you can see if someone likes monogamy or non monogamy. Most guys have open for monogamy or non monogamy. These guys are no relationship material.
  8. Conflicting things. Like on okcupid you can answer questions. Like: Do you hate apples? The fill in: no. A few questions later: do you hate fruit? They fill in yes! This is so weird. Mostly it happens with the question: is it acceptable to watch porn in relationships? They fill in no. In a later question: Do you watch porn if you are in a relationship? They fill in yes. Weird..
Okay I can write a few more but it is getting a bit late 😪 but I want to give a few more tips:
  1. Google search their photos. You never know if it is an catfish, or thanks to this way you often find all their social profiles.
  2. Don't text back to quickly. Otherwise it looks like you have nothing better to do. Or it looks desperate.
  3. Trust your feelings/gut. Really do it! You don't get a feeling for nothing. Most of the time it is because you don't see something clearly, but your feeling is really trying to warn you! Even if the feeling is low, trust it.
  4. Take your time with OLD. Don't ever rush it. If you are scared that he will go away if you don't date him in 2 weeks, than you are wrong. Well if he really likes you, he will have patience. If he only wants to hook up with you he will be impatience.
I hope this post kinda helped you! I would love to hear about what other red flags I didn't mention =) so what are some red flags you see in OLD profiles?
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2020.09.28 01:38 HUGE_duck_boots Why we can't have nice thinns- incident at Boscos on the square

I was at Boscos on the square today and had one of the craziest outing experiences during the pandemic. I went out with my family to Boscos and was sitting on the patio. These women were at the table next to us eating and drinking. At some point they asked for their tab while waiting on their calamari.
There was some sort of mix up and their calamari was running late, at the same time a guy they knew showed up and wanted to continue drinking. The guy had already been drinking heavily because I saw him a couple cars down from where I parked drinking out of Bayou cup 30 minutes before. The guy was super rude to the waiter and said "yeah get me two long islands." The waiter tried to explain they closed their tab but he was being belligerent and said "well the LTs are $9, go get me two and here's $18". No tip.
I'm not exactly sure what happened next and so I won't speak on it but the woman flipped out on the waiter. The waiter walked away to the door as she's LEANING over my table UNMASKED screaming at him that he's a "p*sy btch" and that she comes here all the time. They then started saying the waiter was racist and they should go try to get him in trouble so their drinks will be free.
I don't know if anyone knows people at Boscos but if you do please relay I'm sorry you had to deal with that. I've been multiple times to Boscos and never had a problem. I am not a minority but I have dated a couple who are. I've gone many times to Boscos with and without them and never heard/had a problem. We're in the middle of a pandemic, everyone is stressed but that behavior is unacceptable.
Edit: grammar
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2020.09.27 23:46 Limecherrry It's always the quiet ones you have to be worried about. Former HS friend never saw it coming.

Hello ProRevenge enthusiasts, I was given permission to post this story on behalf of my good friend as she knows I can protect their identity and change details enough not to trace it back to them. I witnessed the aftermath and never suspected it was my friends doing.
Cast of Characters:
Lily = My good friend, protagonist of story, known her since HS. Quiet, classic introvert but friendly and kindhearted. Grew up with older brothers and a survivalist military father who instilled in her an her siblings to fend for themselves (important for later).
Beth = BF of Lily since grade school. They were close until the summer of Fresh-Soph where Beth went off to camp and got close to Jill. For 2 years, Beth has been friendly, but only hangs out if Jill is around.
Jill = Classic extrovert personality. Cool to be Not-cool chick. Beth is her crony while Lily is an annoying fly on the wall some days and occasionally fun on others. She has other social friends she hangs out with and its important to know that Jill has backup.
John = New Junior student to their school. Military Brat like Lily, Youngest of 3 older older sisters. Friendly with Lily until the incident.
Note: This story has parts where an underaged girl took polaroid's of herself for personal use. So for the sake of this reddit post, she was clothed and absolutely not showing anything inappropriate an underaged minor should be showing legally. There is your legal disclaimer.
The Incident
John had just moved with his family and started attending our local HS. He had a hard time making friends as he moved a lot being a military brat and all. Turns out He had 2 classes with Lily their Junior year including P.E. Even more, they semi knew each other from their father's military service and he was looking for a friendly face and Lily was it. Lily and John were seen at the local Mall together, hanging out food places and the rumors of them going out/dating started to spread. The Junior girls were fawning over this guy like no other Junior existed. But John started talking to quiet Lily to everyone's surprise.
Lily liked John but they weren't dating, but the thought had crossed her mind. Beth on the other hand, grew jealous of her long time best friend and the attention she was getting from John and the rest of the school. She was soaking up all the lies and conspiracy's of Jill, telling her that she deserved John and Lily stole him from her. They hatched a plan to frame Lily as this slut and ho, no good for John.
Beth and Jill invited Lily to a girls day out that weekend and she accepted. The two girls brought their polaroid's (before digital cameras and Cell phone cameras) and said they wanted to get shots for their memories board. It was a thing back then, just go with it. Jill had a BF at the time the other two knew she and him had sex fairly frequently. Jill wanted to stop in a ConRev store (or the equivalent at the time) to pick up some sexytime fun toys. Beth encouraged Lily who was reluctant but caved anyways. The 3 browsed the aisles, picked up sex toys, giggled at others and Jill and Beth went in for the kill. They got Lily to hold up some sex toys and took some polaroid shots of her smiling and laughing with them.
A few weeks later, John is now Ghosting Lily and being distant with her when they do talk. Lily is confused but chalks it up to issues at home. Beth and Jill are playing super friendly with Lily ever since the girls day out and she is none-the-wiser. As part of an inclusion pact/ritual thing, Jill suggests that each of them wear a super sexy lacy thong to school the next day. Lily is uncomfortable, but she went along with it. Went to the store that evening, bought some of the skimpiest lacy thong type panties she could find and blushed as she bought them.
The next day Lily is flushed all day realizing that it was P.E. day and she would have to change. Yes, Jill and Beth had the same class as her but it was embarrassing as hell. She opted to change in one of the bathroom stalls and headed out to the field. The class does it's laps, the teacher dismisses them for the showers and Jill, Beth and Lily walk back together last as usual. John stuck around to clean up the relay cones as this was his task. So I'll paint you a mental picture. Our HS's PE field was far to the little tip of our "L" shaped school grounds with Trees and a hill providing a natural barrier on the inner side and the back of the gym and lockers providing the other visual barrier.
It was just those 4 still on the main field with the majority of the class already around the main locker-room heading to side entrances. Beth and Jill are eyeballing on either side of Lily, as she gets a weary feeling that something is about to go down. It happens within an instant. Jill and Beth grabbed the side of her gym shorts and pull them down while at the same time pulling Lily's shirt up and over her head. Lily's lacy thong is exposed as she screams and falls over. Jill and Beth are cackling like mad women everyone who is still within eyesight turns around to see what happened.
Lily is mortified and quickly tries to hide her exposed body. To the students in front, they don't see much, just Lily pulling her shirt down and shorts back up from the confines of the dirt field. But John gets a full view of everything. The lacy panties, the two girls pulling a mean prank, etc. John doesn't come over to help but instead finishes his task and walks away.
The Aftermath
Word spread fast that Lily was pantsed at PE and was wearing a sexy thong. Rumors then spread it was for John. Then rumors took a mind of their own and suddenly Lily was seen giving John BJ's around the gym lockers after school. That they had sex often. Lily was mortified by these rumors and Jill and Beth were eager to tell the story to anyone who asked to confirm what happened.
Christmas season came and went and 2nd semester started. John distanced himself from Lily as much as he could and they rarely talked more than a simple hello and simple greeting. Beth and Lily stopped hanging out with Lily entirely and thankfully they had no classes with her from Feb onward.
Lily's circle of new friends began to grow and piece by piece Lily began to find out the full story of what happened. John was shown those polaroid shots, led to believe Lily was a slut, not whom she seemed to be (untrustworthy. a HUGE thing with John) and the day of the Pantsing confirmed it for him. Lily wore sexy undies all the time. Proof she was a slut/ho. Not someone to be trusted. Beth and Jill planned all of this because Beth liked John. They were now dating. Lily was beside herself with disgust and that feeling of betrayal.
The Revenge (Planning/Setup/Execution)
Lily's plan for revenge began by letting all her friends know that she was just saddened to hear all this. That she trusted them and they did this too her. Sowing the seeds of "I forgive them" in her friends minds. Lily spent a few weeks stalking Jill's house until she caught the one night she left her car door unlocked in her driveway (something Jill frequently did). The hidden envelope in the same spot she remembered Jill saying it was and left everything else exactly as it was.
The next part of Lily's plan took timing and carefully worded notes in Beth's hand writing. Hinting that Beth wanted to through a surprise party for Jill's 17th coming up that May. She dropped these notes through the vents in Jill's BF's locker while she asked to use the restroom during class. Jill's BF dropped the replies off at what he thought was Beth's locker, but was in fact Lily's locker that she never used except now. At first, it was just basic communication. Then Lily used secret communication to come onto Jill's BF as if Beth was interested.
At the same time this was happening, Lily's plan was separate Beth and John by doing the same thing in reverse. John was the enemy according to Lily by not coming to her defense, not asking her anything and just believing the lies told about her. She refused to involve anyone else in her plan (for fear of getting caught) but she knew she had to get help. She asked her friend to talk to John about Jill's surprise Birthday Party coming up in May and if he was willing to contributing anything or help. Lily took the opportunity to slip a padded envelope that said "<3 Jill" and a sticker of a birthday cake on it into his backpack. At the same time, Lily's friend handed him a similar Padded envelope that had a picture of a birthday cake on it.
Lily is not stupid and knew how guys think. She knew he would just throw the envelope in his backpack and never open it. Even if he did, it would start the surprise early and nothing more.
The final part of the plan was a Two-Parter as she needed to set Beth up for the fall. Lily had no problems slipping the final original empty envelope that came from Jill's car into Beth's bag. She never kept an eye on it and it was easy to do. The problem was timing Jill's BF's messages to the final led up of damning evidence. Jill's BF was increasingly confused as all he saw was these short messages increase in steamy talk and then include a polaroid closeup of what he assumed was Beth's [bra covered] boob. Jill's BF, not waiting to be in the middle of a setup, came clean to Jill about "Beth's" note behavior. Then showed her the polaroid of the [bra covered] boob. For that what was in the envelope in Jill's car that Lily had stolen weeks earlier. Private stash of Jill she kept for herself and her BF that she knew where she stashed them.
Jill goes LIVID knowing full well that is her picture. She rushes to her car and checks her private stash. It's gone. Jill panics and is confused as hell as to why Beth would suddenly do this to her. Wanting to know more information, She waits until the next day to confront her.
Lily's plan is in full swing and couldn't have planned it better than what happened next. Word leaks out to Beth that Jill is super pissed at her regarding something being stolen and something about her BF. Beth is panicking wondering what the hell is going on. She knows she didn't steal anything but knows John has been known to do so in the past. She meets with John during class break and asks him point blank if she has anything of Jill's. He is clueless as to what she is talking about. Not believing him, Beth opens up Johns backpack to look for something and notices the "<3 Jill" envelope and takes it. Jealousy instantly rears its head as she opens it to find dozens of poloroid's of Jill's [bikini clad] body in various poses. John is completely stunned, feigning ignorance not knowing what the hell is going on.
The Entire school is hearing Beth and John fight over something and Teachers have to get involved. The Principle is involved, parents are called, etc. Beth is sobbing tears and Jill is beyond livid. Jill makes accusations that Beth stole her envelope and a search is conducted on Beth's possessions. Sure enough, an empty ripped envelope is discovered at the bottom of Beth's Gym bag that had clearly been there for a while. Jill identifies it and Beth gets expelled.
John and Beth break up because John can't trust Beth anymore. Jill doesn't want to hear anything from Beth and Beth eventually has to change schools her Senior year but doesn't do much good as the rumors follow her there as well. Jill and her BF break up the end of their Junior year and John ends up moving away at the start of his senior year.
Lily never told anyone this story for fear of police involvement, distribution of [clothed] photos of a minor, etc. It was only just recently she shared this full account of what happened all those years ago over Virtual Happy hour. I couldn't stop laughing at how I never knew, never suspected she orchestrated the whole thing and framed Beth.
Goes to show you, do not mess with the quiet ones.
TL:DR Friend gets humiliated in front of guy as he was fed lies and misled. She plans her revenge a half year later by framing her former BF, breaking up their friendship. Ending the relationship of her former BF and the guy she liked and forced her to change schools. Nobody suspected it was sweet innocent victim friend who wouldn't harm a fly.
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2020.09.27 22:29 Dark_Lord_Rej WOMAN HUNT

in these dark times of corona virus, where do you fellers find women? I hate social media like instagram, facebook and I hate dating apps like tinder, its like a big cover up on those apps, people showing there best pictures and moments, so fake. So where's a good place? I've tried the gym too many guys there, I dont drink or do any drugs so a environment of those features won't help, any tips ?
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2020.09.27 21:03 peenafour If you've ever been remotely curious about swallowing but scared about the taste or texture, I recommend trying it out at least a few times.

I was like you. I absolutely hated it. The thought itself made me retch. But it's been a year now since I've been regularly swallowing with my bf and looking back here are some of the things that I figured along the way.
So here's some tips if you care! Give it a try a few times and see what happens. Your tolerance might go up and you might be surprised by the results you get from your guy. It's pretty much #1 in the bucket list of all the guys I've dated.
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2020.09.27 20:01 black2213 Talking to someone with Depression and Anxiety

Hi guys,
I (30 F) just recently started talking to a guy (26 M) who just disclosed he has depression and anxiety (and the only reason he disclosed it was due to an argument)
I have never dated/talked to someone with both so I wanted to gain insight and feedback: For anyone dating someone with depression and anxiety, or one of them, how do you make it work? What are some tips and things to look out for?
My concern right now is he likes me more than I like him, and now with this information, I worry with his mental illness how he will take things if it doesn't work out.
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2020.09.27 17:49 shutterlove18 All I want to do is kiss him

And I’m angry that I can’t. I panic and 85% of the time, I have to run to the bathroom to throw up and lie on the cold tiles, hyperventilating, to calm me down. I want them to hold me, but I can’t handle being touched. And I’m angry at every guy that made it so I react like this. I’m angry at the pimp for lying to me, I’m angry at my two rapists in college. I’m angry at every ex that ended up admitting they just wanted sex months into dating. I’m angry that something so intimate that I always wanted to be between someone I cared about became something used to make a guy money. I’m angry that now I have to battle my head and convince my brain that I’m safe every time I want to be close to someone. I’m angry that I can’t enjoy it and be in the moment. Last time I kissed someone, I couldn’t even think about him because i was focusing on not throwing up. He knows just one thing about my past. I told him my dad was abusive, but I didn’t go in to any detail. We’ve had classes together, so he’s seen me run out of the room mid-panic attack. He actually called one time during a panic attack, and he was so good at helping me.
I asked him last night if he’s ever dated a girl with PTSD (I didn’t want to go near the “C” yet). He hadn’t, but he talked about what he could do to make her feel safe. I’m amazed that didn’t tip him off, but as soon as we hung up, I started crying. What he said was so beautiful. I feel safer with him than I have with any ex. I hate face time with every fiber of my being, but he and I have sat on a call for hours- most of it being in silence while he plays video games and I do homework. We’re in the same major, and I love listening to him talk about his work. He’s so confident, and I’m in awe of that. He makes me smile constantly and laugh so hard. I can be 100% me with him- which I honestly can’t even do with my girl friends. He’s grown and matured just in the last year (which was part of the reason I decided that dating wasn’t the right move back when we talked), and it’s incredible to see. He’s coming over Tuesday because he knows I’ve been dying to play a video game but I don’t have the console. He downloaded it and he’s bringing it over so we can play. We haven’t seen each other since spring break, and I can’t wait to see him. I would love if he kissed me, but I know he won’t because he doesn’t want to push me or trigger me. I want to kiss him so badly, but I’m hoping to just talk first and go from there.
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2020.09.27 17:46 MusicDrafts Fantasy Music Drafts - An Explanation...

I figured that I'd share something with this group that my friends and I started in late 2016...
We are all big sports fans, and naturally we like fantasy sports. Our group is also REALLY into music. Real junkies.
I, myself, always used to take my iTunes library and work to pare down "greatest hits" albums for each of my favorite artists. What would an album look like? Single/Double Album? How many songs should be included? What was the order? Catalog sequential or more topical?
One night, two of us were having a beer watching a game and we started arguing about Smashing Pumpkins songs and which ones were the best. And it got us thinking...
As everyone knows, the best part of the fantasy season is the draft. You get the chance to craft your team with the best players available. You feel like a real GM.
That's when I had the stupid idea to "draft" 10 songs each and see who's was better.
We shared the two lists and they voted on which was better, and slowly this morphed into us starting a FANTASY MUSIC DRAFT LEAGUE.
Yes, we are a bunch of junkies and losers.
But...
We also follow through with an idea.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here's the basic logistics of how this works...
We have 5 guys in the league, and we started a group chat on our iPhones.
For season 1, I created a group of 10 bands to draft (subsequent "seasons" we would have a "band" pre-draft...)
We create a random draft order using a fantasy draft randomizer online, then we have a 10-round snake draft picking songs along the way.
We then have a short drop/add time to round out our 10 songs, then work to reorder those songs to make the 10-song playlist.
We create the playlist on Spotify and then share with the rest of the group. All of the picks and playlists are saved on shared Google Docs file to keep us organized.
Then, we each score the playlists with two criteria: "Draft Performance & Song Quality" and "Playlist Construction & Theme Quality". (By the way, this is the inherent flaw in our league, as music is incredibly subjective. We've refined the scoring system several times, still not sold on our methodology...)
The scores from the individual weeks add up over the course of the season and we declare a winner.
We are now in the middle of season 8. To date, we've done 87 official drafts, and probably another 10 side drafts. As you could imagine, our wives think this is the dumbest thing ever, but we persist...
Here are the bands that we have done thus far...
SEASON 1 Week 1 - Radiohead Week 2 - Incubus Week 3 - Coldplay Week 4 - Pearl Jam Week 5 - Pink Floyd Week 6 - Kings of Leon Week 7 - Red Hot Chili Peppers Week 8 - Led Zeppelin Week 9 - Smashing Pumpkins Week 10 - Beatles - Double Album
SEASON 2 Week 1 - Bob Marley Week 2 - G-Funk Era Week 3 - Dispatch Week 4 - Billy Joel Week 5 - Outkast Week 6 - Michael Jackson Week 7 - U2 Week 8 - Motown's Greatest Week 9 - The Who Week 10 - Dave Matthews Band - Double Album
SEASON 3 Week 1 - Eagles Week 2 - Jack Johnson Week 3 - Rush Week 4 - 2004 Week 5 - Allman Brothers Band Week 6 - Seattle Scene Week 7 - Death Cab For Cutie Week 8 - Eminem Week 9 - Weezer Week 10 - 1982 Week 11 - The Police Week 12 - Hair Metal Week 13 - 2017 Austin City Limits - Double Album
SEASON 4 Week 1 - War On Drugs/Kurt Vile Week 2 - Rolling Stones Week 3 - Black Crowes Week 4 - 1986 Week 5 - Tribe/Q-Tip/Busta Week 6 - Kanye West Week 7 - Beck Week 8 - Everything Jack White Week 9 - Tom Petty Week 10 - 1994 Week 11 - Elton John Week 12 - Rage Medley Week 13 - 2011 Mountain Jam Festival - Double Album
SEASON 5 Week 1 - Boy Bands Week 2 - Ben Harper Week 3 - Green Day Week 4 - 1981 Week 5 - My Morning Jacket Week 6 - Tame Impala/Mac Demarco/MGMT Week 7 - The Roots Week 8 - WuTang Clan Week 9 - Blink-182 Week 10 - 1998 Week 11 - Stevie Wonder Week 12 - Lil Wayne Week 13 - Woodstock Festivals - Double Album
SEASON 6 Week 1 - Beach/Chill Summer Medley Week 2 - John Mayer Week 3 - 311 Week 4 - 1974 Week 5 - Bob Seger Week 6 - Nas Week 7 - Beach House Week 8 - Chon/Ronald Jenkees/Tauk Week 9 - Kendrick Lamar Week 10 - 2005 Week 11 - Genesis Medley Week 12 - Grateful Dead Week 13 - 2004 NOLA Jazz Festival - Double Album
I'd like to start sharing the results of the already completed drafts somewhere here in the community. Maybe post them week by week, with links to the Spotify lists, and let the group at large vote on the playlists.
Wanted to get feedback from this group to see how to best make that happen.
Thought you'd appreciate the music nerd-dom...
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2020.09.27 17:43 MusicDrafts Fantasy Music Drafts - An Explanation...

I figured that I'd share something with this group that my friends and I started in late 2016...
We are all big sports fans, and naturally we like fantasy sports. Our group is also REALLY into music. Real junkies.
I, myself, always used to take my iTunes library and work to pare down "greatest hits" albums for each of my favorite artists. What would an album look like? Single/Double Album? How many songs should be included? What was the order? Catalog sequential or more topical?
One night, two of us were having a beer watching a game and we started arguing about Smashing Pumpkins songs and which ones were the best. And it got us thinking...
As everyone knows, the best part of the fantasy season is the draft. You get the chance to craft your team with the best players available. You feel like a real GM.
That's when I had the stupid idea to "draft" 10 songs each and see who's was better.
We shared the two lists and they voted on which was better, and slowly this morphed into us starting a FANTASY MUSIC DRAFT LEAGUE.
Yes, we are a bunch of junkies and losers.
But...
We also follow through with an idea.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here's the basic logistics of how this works...
We have 5 guys in the league, and we started a group chat on our iPhones.
For season 1, I created a group of 10 bands to draft (subsequent "seasons" we would have a "band" pre-draft...)
We create a random draft order using a fantasy draft randomizer online, then we have a 10-round snake draft picking songs along the way.
We then have a short drop/add time to round out our 10 songs, then work to reorder those songs to make the 10-song playlist.
We create the playlist on Spotify and then share with the rest of the group. All of the picks and playlists are saved on shared Google Docs file to keep us organized.
Then, we each score the playlists with two criteria: "Draft Performance & Song Quality" and "Playlist Construction & Theme Quality". (By the way, this is the inherent flaw in our league, as music is incredibly subjective. We've refined the scoring system several times, still not sold on our methodology...)
The scores from the individual weeks add up over the course of the season and we declare a winner.
We are now in the middle of season 8. To date, we've done 87 official drafts, and probably another 10 side drafts. As you could imagine, our wives think this is the dumbest thing ever, but we persist...
Here are the bands that we have done thus far...
SEASON 1 Week 1 - Radiohead Week 2 - Incubus Week 3 - Coldplay Week 4 - Pearl Jam Week 5 - Pink Floyd Week 6 - Kings of Leon Week 7 - Red Hot Chili Peppers Week 8 - Led Zeppelin Week 9 - Smashing Pumpkins Week 10 - Beatles - Double Album
SEASON 2 Week 1 - Bob Marley Week 2 - G-Funk Era Week 3 - Dispatch Week 4 - Billy Joel Week 5 - Outkast Week 6 - Michael Jackson Week 7 - U2 Week 8 - Motown's Greatest Week 9 - The Who Week 10 - Dave Matthews Band - Double Album
SEASON 3 Week 1 - Eagles Week 2 - Jack Johnson Week 3 - Rush Week 4 - 2004 Week 5 - Allman Brothers Band Week 6 - Seattle Scene Week 7 - Death Cab For Cutie Week 8 - Eminem Week 9 - Weezer Week 10 - 1982 Week 11 - The Police Week 12 - Hair Metal Week 13 - 2017 Austin City Limits - Double Album
SEASON 4 Week 1 - War On Drugs/Kurt Vile Week 2 - Rolling Stones Week 3 - Black Crowes Week 4 - 1986 Week 5 - Tribe/Q-Tip/Busta Week 6 - Kanye West Week 7 - Beck Week 8 - Everything Jack White Week 9 - Tom Petty Week 10 - 1994 Week 11 - Elton John Week 12 - Rage Medley Week 13 - 2011 Mountain Jam Festival - Double Album
SEASON 5 Week 1 - Boy Bands Week 2 - Ben Harper Week 3 - Green Day Week 4 - 1981 Week 5 - My Morning Jacket Week 6 - Tame Impala/Mac Demarco/MGMT Week 7 - The Roots Week 8 - WuTang Clan Week 9 - Blink-182 Week 10 - 1998 Week 11 - Stevie Wonder Week 12 - Lil Wayne Week 13 - Woodstock Festivals - Double Album
SEASON 6 Week 1 - Beach/Chill Summer Medley Week 2 - John Mayer Week 3 - 311 Week 4 - 1974 Week 5 - Bob Seger Week 6 - Nas Week 7 - Beach House Week 8 - Chon/Ronald Jenkees/Tauk Week 9 - Kendrick Lamar Week 10 - 2005 Week 11 - Genesis Medley Week 12 - Grateful Dead Week 13 - 2004 NOLA Jazz Festival - Double Album
I'd like to start sharing the results of the already completed drafts somewhere here in the community. Maybe post them week by week, with links to the Spotify lists, and let the group at large vote on the playlists.
Wanted to get feedback from this group to see how to best make that happen.
Thought you'd appreciate the music nerd-dom...
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2020.09.27 16:43 HopelessRomantics_ Six years of league and my experience

So I have been playing league for almost six years now, and Throughout my six years of gameplay, I strongly believe I may be the unluckiest player to date. My skills are exceptional peaking plat 3 with a 75% win rate and holding myself to a high standard when it comes to improving I would say that overall I am a great player. Unfortunately, the only thing I cannot keep consistent is not getting permabanned. Over my six years of playing, I have accumulated almost 20 or 30 permabanned accounts for toxic behavior. Now I can understand you probably think "There is no excuse to be toxic, This guy probably deserved those bans" well at some point I did but at some points, I didn't. When I first began playing I was a kid with anger issues and Leauge did not help that. going into the game better than average I always had high expectations for my teammates and when they did not live up to those expectations I flamed them. "Why would you walk there" " are you a fucking idiot" see for me what I thought was common sense apparently wasn't. now at that time I definitely believe I deserved my bans and over time I grew as a person and after taking a short break I started to understand everyone has different starting points and became a lot nicer. In fact, I focused on helping people improve by dropping tips like " Hey scuttle spawns at 3:15 let's make sure we have priority for our jungle" or " if we don't have lane priority we shouldn't go for that objective" even if someone made a mistake I had no problem helping them realize it because that's the only way we can improve as players. But now this game has turned into a playground for trolls, players can Intentionally feed, soft int, grief games with 0 repercussions. It has gotten so bad that even while streaming players have 0 fears of ruining the game for others & I personally feel that I have suffered the most from it. It's not fun going into a game and only having the thought "if I don't carry we are going to lose" no matter how much I try to spread my lead or help my teammates at some point I won't be able to keep up. Today I was permabanned again for being toxic but I simply just had enough. the whole week I had been getting matched with people who AFK or intentionally fed or just gave up. I mean I had a draven who ran down my lane (which I was winning) because his senna did not take heal as he wanted instead she took barrier and guess what 0 repercussions in fact I got a leaver buster for leaving that game because I did not want to waste 30 minutes with an AFK senna and an intentional feeder. The game I was banned for today well I went 23/7, and you're probably wondering why I would be upset with a score like that. Well, when you have a yummi support who gets upset at her ADC and decides to leave her lane and come to yours refusing to get off of your player putting you behind in experience even while you beg them to just go back to their lane and play the game out eventually you break. being pissed off I said "I cannot do this shit anymore" "every single game I play I get a fucking teammate who trolls me" "fuck you yummi" and guess what the end of the game came and yummi goes "Enjoy your ban lol". The best part of all of this is, I already know nothing will happen to yummi, nothing will happen to the draven nothing will happen to any troll because riot has 0 control over the griefing aspect in league and it is truly ruining this game to sum this up fuck all trolls and anyone who condones or defends the behavior.

(and just an FYI this is high plat elo)
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2020.09.27 16:41 Substantial-Tune6233 I’m FINALLY going on my first ever date and I need HELP

I’ve (19F) been asked out a few times before by a few different guys but never chatted to them enough to think I’d like to go on a date with them.
But there’s something about this guy (20) and I can’t quite put my finger on it but he just seems like a really good different to what I’m used to. So when he asked me out to go for coffee this Thursday I said yes. I know I’m not marrying the boy or anything and we might end up not being into each other at all but I would love if it went well and we both had a good time.
So everyone hit me with your best tips and no nos or even cute stories you have of any dates you’ve been on both guys and girls - pls also note I’ve never met him in person I met him on tinder (I know about the safety aspect and we have a mutual friend so don’t worry about giving me a heads up on this) all advice is welcome thanks!
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2020.09.27 14:04 MikeJesus The Improvised Tale of Gabi The Clown

The afternoon of my fifth grade graduation I organized a séance.
That might sound odd, or offbeat, but where I come from circles of children trying to speak to the dead is pretty common phenomenon. The affinity towards conversing with spirits that Czech kids of the 90s had is most likely a by-product of the nation’s status as the second most atheist country in the world. Much like our parents, we would still categorically deny the existence of higher power, but when it came to life after death my generation was a bit more loosey-goosey with its beliefs.
The concept of life after death is an attractive prospect for any creature that is aware of its own mortality and the idea of ghosts trapped in our realm has its own spooky appeal, but there’s something else that drove crowds of kids to sit in candle-lit circles when I was growing up.
Séances gave us a chance to hold girl’s hands without drawing any unwanted attention.
So, with the hopes of getting some “experience” before entering my teens and finally feeling Katherine Novaková’s palms, I organized a séance on the afternoon of my fifth grade graduation.
I thought that in the basement of my Soviet-era apartment block I would find a semblance of romance, but instead, in those musty dark halls, I discovered a dark power beyond my comprehension.
There were six of us sitting in the basement, preparing for the ritual. A summer thunderstorm was prefacing its arrival with a quiet drizzle on the windows that revealed the feet of the outside world. As me and Katherine drew the pentagram, the rest of the group intermittently chatted about other séances they had attended and tips and tricks on how to make a Tomagotchi live forever.
Every time the elevator would groan to life, all conversation would cease. In retrospect I don’t think any adults would have had an issue with us trying to commune with the dead, but in that moment it felt like we were doing something that would get us punished if we got caught.
The mood in the basement was electric, partially because of the dark ritual we were about to organize and partially from the pop-rocks that Mrs. Novaková had given to our little rag-tag group of ghost chasers. The sugar high mixed with the excitement of the forbidden was palpable.
After we finished drawing the pentagram and lighting the candles our group fell into hushed anticipation.
All that was needed was the sacrifice.
“I got your stupid fish,” Honza Hejduk announced as he entered the basement. His blonde locks and glasses were wet from the bad weather outside. As soon as he saw me sitting next to Katherine, trying to re-draw a wonky side of the pentagram, his eyes lit up with jealousy.
Hejduk poured out the bag of frozen minnows that were meant to be his turtle’s lunch into the center of the pentagram and started to strut around the basement like he owned the place.
“Wow, you have a really shitty basement Alex. Didn’t know your parents were this poor.”
Hejduk and me used to be friends. The previous summer our parents had signed us up for a summer camp that was obviously for babies. For two weeks Hejduk and me were trapped out in the Beskydy Mountains with a bunch of nine-year-olds filling up stupid coloring books. With nothing better to do, we shared secrets, secrets that strengthened our relationship from acquaintance status to best-friend territory. Those secrets brought us together while we were at camp, but by the time we were back in Prague they became weapons.
Any semblance of camaraderie disappeared the moment Katherine Novaková grabbed both of our hearts with her soft palms.
“Man, there’s rust everywhere, does anyone in this apartment have a new bike?” Hejduk examined the bike-rack with the gusto of a food-inspector who’s about to shut down a restaurant. “Actually, Alex, where’s your bike?”
“At my grandparents,” I lied.
“Huh. Just starting to realize that I have never actually seen you ride a bike. Weird.” Hejduk turned around and looked straight in my eyes. He was sending a message. “Well, if you guys want to go riding bikes after this dumb ghost stuff, I can lend Alex my old bike. My parents got me a new one for how well my report card turned out.”
“We’re not going to ride bikes, Honza,” Katherine said, “It’s raining outside. Plus, this ghost stuff isn’t stupid, it’s actually pretty cool.
Katherine shot me a smile. She was on my side. I did my best to smile back, but deep inside I knew that she wouldn’t be defending me if she knew the truth.
I didn’t know how to ride a bike.
“Whatever,” Hejduk said, forcing his way into our circle so that he could sit on the other side of Katherine, “What dumb ghost are we annoying today?”
“Yeah Alex, what sort of spirit are we communicating with?” Katherine asked, still smiling in a way that made my heart beat faster.
“Well, first we have to hold hands so that there is a complete circle of energy-“ A lump manifested in my throat. As I spoke Katherine put her hand into mine. We were basically kissing, or at least, that’s what I told my cousins later, “-a complete circle of energy so that the spirit doesn’t leave.”
The rest of the circle joined hands around the pentagram and frozen fish of the basement floor.
My knowledge of séances was limited to a three-paragraph article I had read from the bathroom literature at my aunt’s house, but I had enough imagination in me to wing the ceremony.
“And now everyone repeat after me- Dear spirit, we have come here to talk with you, please do not get angry with us.”
The other kids repeated the chant with sudden reverence. Setting up the ceremony was all fun and games but as soon as we were actually communicating with the nether realm, as soon as there was a chance that we might make a ghost angry, everyone wanted to make sure to proceed with caution.
The musty basement had turned spooky.
Everyone was listening to me, Katherine’s hands oozed with anticipation. “Oh spirits, help us contact the man who is buried beneath the basement, the famed Nazi commander, the one and only-“
There was a painting of him on the stairway that led up to the computer labs. It wasn’t really a painting, it was a print-out of a painting that someone had put into a nice frame with the hopes of making our school look classier. Regardless of the medium through which his face was portrayed, every day, as we walked up those stairs, I saw those tired evil eyes.
“…The one and only, Jan Amos Komenský!”
The elevator groaned in understanding. For a split second the whole group was caught in breathless anticipation about ghosts, but then Katherine’s hand fell out of mine.
The circle was broken. Hejduk had his arms firmly crossed.
“Did I hear you correctly? Did you say Jan Amos Komenský is a Nazi that is buried beneath your apartment?” His voice was filled with venom. “You know my parents didn’t just buy me the new bike because I’m a cool dude, right? They bought me the bike because I aced all of our history quizzes. Everyone knows that Jan Amos Komenský is buried at the Prague Castle and that he lived two thousand years ago and that he invented homework.”
“Hejduk, come on, stop being a jerk,” Katherine defended me again.
My mind reeled back to history class. Komenský being buried beneath my apartment was made-up set dressing for the séance but I could have sworn that he had some tie to the Nazis. My young mind must have had trouble differentiating between totalitarian systems and achievements in education. Either way, Hejduk had called me out on my bullshit.
“I’m just saying that Alex knows just about as much about Jan Amos Komenský as he does about riding bikes.”
Everyone’s eyes focused on me. Hejduk had burnt my secret. Everyone knew.
I could see Katherine’s smile dim. She couldn’t love a boy who still used training wheels. We could never be. Hejduk had taken away my one shot at true love.
A sudden rage boiled in my brain.
I wasn’t the only one in the circle with secrets.
“Okay Hejduk, you caught me, I tried to pull a fast one on ya. And you’re right, I don’t know how to ride a bike.” My admission wiped the grin off his face. He no longer had any sway. But I still did.
“But you know who does know how to ride a bike? The real ghost that we have all gathered here to talk to. The ghost of a man scorned by life itself, a spirit that has had everything that he cared for burnt to a crisp because of a flimsy bicycle, a shell of a once happy person – Gabi the clown.”
“Dude, no, come on.” Hejduk’s voice took on the audacity of a kitten stuck in a drainpipe. “Come on man, let’s not.”
“Dear spirit, we have come here to talk with you, please do not get angry with us.”
At first he refused to take part in the ritual, but as the rest of the group obediently chanted along, his arms uncrossed. Hejduk became a part of the circle.
As he mumbled along the final words of the incantation it was hard to hide the smile from my face. I was going to hurt him for hurting me.
I was going to reveal his secret in front of everyone.
“Oh Gabi,” I started, with as much spooky gusto as my tween voice would allow me, “We know that you are trapped between our world and the circuses of heaven. Your clown make up must be smudged from the rain outside, your long clown feet must be tired from walking our realm. Come sit with us for a spell. Come bring us some joy as we leave the world of children and enter the domain of teens. It is a sorrow filled time for all of us, and we could really use a clown.”
“This is so dumb and fake,” Hejduk said with a shiver in his voice that did little to mask his fear. Everyone in that basement knew something was up, yet as terrified as the kid was, he didn’t let go of Katherine’s hand.
“Alex, is Gabi the clown real?” Katherine asked.
“Of course he’s not!” Hejduk yelled, “Alex is just making stuff up trying to be scary. But you know what? It’s not working. Only an idiot would be scared of… cl- clo- Only an idiot would be scared of dumb shit like this!”
Water from the thawing minnows was starting to spread out through the basement floor. In the dim light of the candles I could see Hejduk watch the stream advance towards him. His eyes blazed with fear.
“Of course he’s real Katherine, he was a clown who lived back in the 1800s,” I said, making my voice as deep as I could, “Have you never heard the story of Gabi the clown?”
The basement shook with the dark whines of metal rope as the elevator moved above us. Hejduk let out a strained wheeze, trying to keep his shit together. It was time for some narrative laxatives.
I closed my eyes and started to weave a story out of the ether.
“Gabi the clown used to be a happy clown. His job was his life. For years he would travel with the circus and entertain children all over the country. Oh how he adored putting on his clown make-up, oh what a spring to his step the clown shoes provided, Gabi was a man who lived a life of unadulterated joy that he shared with the world. He loved his job, he loved being a clown, but there was something else he loved even more –
“Katya, his wife, a trapeze artist who had joined the circus after running away from an orphanage. It’s in her soft hands that he found the true beauty of life, it’s in her smile that he found the joy that made his act such a show of pure bliss and laughter. The two of them lived happily, but one day, as the traveling circus set up on a field in the countryside, everything changed.
“No one knows how the fire started, it was as if it came out of nowhere, but by the time the flames were noticed it was already too late. The audience was screaming in fear and Katya was trapped at the top of the tent as the flames ate away at the scaffolding.
“There wasn’t nearly enough water in the circus to put out the fire. There was chaos everywhere. Gabi watched as the circus burned, as his wife screamed from the high top, and he knew, that if no one acted soon, if no one went to get help, everything that he ever cared about would end up in flames.
“There was a town near by, surely the fire brigade there would be able to put out the fire. Gabi the clown ran outside and jumped on the nearest form of transportation he could find: a wood-framed bicycle.
“He pedaled down the uneven country roads with the speed of a trained athlete. Gabi’s long clown feet worked as hard as they could to get help swiftly, but the faster he went the more the frame of the bicycle groaned. In a sharp turn, with the lights of the nearest town burning in the distance, the bicycle fell apart. The clown flew off his bike and cracked his head into a tree.”
“W-what, that’s it?” There was a twinge of bravery in Hejduk’s voice, “Some stupid cl… clown with a dead wife who can’t ride bikes? This is stupid.”
An expression of utter delight spread over his face as soon as he stuttered the word out.
My eyes narrowed. “He didn’t die that night. No, Gabi the clown woke up on the side of the road to the rumble of horses. The fire at the circus had gotten so big that the fire brigade became aware of it on their own. They tried to put it out, but they were too late. By the time Gabi arrived at the circus there was nothing left but the charred remains of the life he once loved.”
“He was no longer a happy clown,” I said, “Now he was a depressed clown.”
The elevator groaned again. A bolt of lightning cut through the panel houses; our little window to the outside world shook with force. The fear was back in Hejduk’s eyes.
“It didn’t take him long to find her burnt body. As Gabi looked upon the charred remains of the only person he had ever loved he knew he couldn’t go on without her. How could he possibly make children laugh with the knowledge that he would be coming back home to an empty bed? How could he live without her tender caress? Without her smile?”
The wind outside howled hard enough to make the candles flicker. Hejduk’s eyes were closed, he was gently rocking back and forth, whatever fear I was forcing him to confront was carved deep into his mind. For a split flick of the flame I felt bad for him but then-
“What happened next?” Katherine asked. A reflection of the candle-lit pentagram danced in her fiery eyes. Our sweat was mixing between our clasped hands; I could feel a faint echo of a racing heartbeat. Whatever empathy I had for Hejduk was overtaken by my need to make Katherine love me.
“He went mad. Gabi started putting his clown make-up on his burnt, dead wife’s face.” A soft groan came from Hejduk, a groan that told me he was near his breaking point, “He painted the same face that he would wear in front of the children on the face of his dead wife and then… Then he ripped off his own face and sowed her face onto his. That way they would be together forever.”
“No…” Hejduk whispered.
“But that’s not all. Gabi also chopped off his own hands and replaced them with his wife’s hands. That way he would never miss her gentle touch.”
“No!” Hejduk screamed, breaking the circle, “You’re making all of this up! You’re just some idiot who can’t ride a bike! None of this happened! Cl… Clo… None of this is real!”
Hejduk was on his feet now, raving, making an ass of himself.
“Clowns aren’t real?” I asked.
“Gabi the cl- Gabi isn’t real! You’re lying! No one would survive having their face ripped off!”
“That’s why he’s a ghost,” Katherine whispered. She still had my back.
“Exactly! He died right after he finished attaching his dead wife’s hands to his hands. And do you know where they buried him?”
“No! You’re lying! You’re a liar! Gabi isn’t real!” Tears were streaming down his face. With Hejduk’s embarrassing performance no one cared if I could ride a bike anymore.
The smell of fish was permeating from the center of our circle to the rest of the basement. A horrid storm raged outside. The candles were starting to go out one by one. The atmosphere for the killing blow was set.
In the dying light I tapped the center of the circle.
“Liar! You’re a liar Alex! This is stupid! This is all so stupid!” Hejduk’s face was red with rage. His hands were curled up into fists and he was coming straight for me.
“He’s gonna get you Hejduk,” I said, still sitting in my spot in the circle.
Hejduk stopped dead in his tracks.
“W-why? Why would he want to get me?”
“Because you have a new bike, and Gabi the clown loves new bikes. And also…” I gestured to his feet. “You broke the circle.”
“Ghosts hate that,” Katherine whispered. Suddenly, her grip on my hand tightened. “What’s that smell?”
A séance-worth of tween noses twitched. We all looked towards the minnows at center of the pentagram. Even in the faint light of the remaining candles, we could see wisps of gentle smoke emanating from the fish that Hejduk had brought. It smelt like we were in the middle of a canned tuna factory.
“You’re a liar Alex. You’ve made all this up. Admit it! Admit that you’re a liar!” Tears were streaming down his face. The smoke coming from the mound of fish pushed him over the edge.
The suddenly putrid pile of minnows unnerved me as much as the rest of the group, but I still had to finish off my bout of psychological terrorism.
“No, Hejduk,” I said as the air in the room dropped to a sea-side stillness, “Gabi the clown is real… and he’s coming for yo-“
SNAP!
A flash of light went off from the center of the circle before plunging the basement into complete darkness. Giblets of hot minnow guts sprayed over our little séance. We all ran and never turned back.
The afternoon of my fifth grade graduation I held a séance and it ended with a bang.
The basement group split up after the séance. Everyone was off to different middle schools across the city and I was whisked out of the country when my mom’s job took us abroad.
The memories of that afternoon lasted for a couple of traumatic nights, but as I got older, as things more pressing than dead bike riding clowns entered my world, the memory of that night was safely filed away beneath childhood hyperbole. The explosion of fish bothered me for a while, but I eventually convinced myself that someone must have snuck a firecracker into the pile of minnows while I was terrorizing Hejduk.
Once a Facebook account became a requirement for modern life I ended up seeing glimpses of the lives that the other people from the basement group were living. Some of them had kids, some of them had pseudo-successful businesses, Hejduk ended up becoming a police officer. I didn’t really care. The only person who I properly kept tabs on was Katherine.
My affection towards her has definitely diminished since the days of pop-rocks, but somewhere in the back of my head I still had a thing for the first girl that I ever had a thing for. Whenever the two of us were in-between relationships we’d hit each other up and chat, but the planets never aligned for long enough to actually have the two of us sit down for a drink.
Until tonight.
I found myself at the tail end of a series of unsatisfying relationships and Katherine had just moved back in with her parents after getting un-engaged. We figured we would kick back a couple of beers in the old neighborhood and check notes on how our lives turned out.
The Gabi the clown conversation came up almost instantly. Neither of us knew exactly what transpired that stormy afternoon. I floated my firecracker theory but Katherine said there was no way that someone could have snuck anything into the center of the circle without at least one of us noticing. She also mentioned that she heard rumors that someone had stolen Hejduk’s new bike within a week of our séance.
There was mystery in the air. But a single mystery can’t hold up an entire date. After two beers Katherine changed her stance on the firecracker theory and after three we agreed that the story of the bike theft was probably just a product of the schoolyard rumor mill.
Turns out the two of us had very little chemistry outside of talking about made up ghost-clowns. Katherine’s voice strained whenever she talked about her fiancé and by the time I was halfway through my forth beer I started to miss my latest ex.
After I walked Katherine home I decided to take a little stroll around the neighborhood and visit my old tween stomping ground. I would have hit up my fourth-beer ex, like I usually do, but the light drizzle on my touch screen made it difficult to tap out a message that would be worth replying to.
In a gathering storm I walked alone, thoughts of childhood and lost loves churning through my brain.
That’s when I saw him.
He was standing in the dim light of one of the street lamps. Rags hung from his sickly body. They might have been a clown costume once upon a time but now they were far too dirty and worn to look like anything but a potato sack. His hands were the jet-black color of long-dead skin. His foreign feminine face peeled from his skull revealing bits of rotted muscle and yellowed bone beneath. The only thing that truly made him look like a clown was his bulbous red nose.
He rode his bike towards me. I was too terrified to move.
“Huy-huy!” Gabi laughed his clown laugh but there was no joy beneath the sounds coming out of his mouth. “Why did do this to me?”
If I had any answers to give they were pushed back by the staggering smell of burnt minnows. I was frozen in place by fear. The only concrete thought in my head was my need to vomit.
“Huy-huy! Why must I suffer? Why must I live without my Katya?”
It wasn’t until the coarse tips of his burnt ladyfingers brushed up against my arm that I snapped out of my shock. I pushed the dead clown off his bike and ran for my life.
His words echoed with me well past the subway ride back home.
“Huy-huy! Why must I suffer? Why? Huy-huy! Answer me! Why?”
I can’t sleep. Whenever I close my eyes all I can see is that horrible rotting face, those thin black hands, all I can think about is Gabi the clown. Whatever theories Katherine and me developed about fireworks and the playground rumor mill have scattered in the fish-scented wind. I made up Gabi the clown, but whatever happened in that basement on that one story afternoon made him real.
The clown’s suffering is my fault. I am the one who brought him to life. I am the one who burnt down his circus and killed his wife. I am the reason why he rides through the night on his bicycle searching for answers he will never find.
My mind is filled with guilt, and fear, and confusion, but beneath it all there is something else. Beneath it all, there’s a part of me, a cruel part of me which I would like to pretend doesn’t exist but it still does, beneath it all I wonder whether Hejduk’s squad car has ever gone to my old neighborhood and passed by Gabi the clown.
As terrified as I am of my own creation, I would pay good money to see Hejduk’s face when he would find out I’m not a liar.
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