The Tide

2021.12.02 20:07 Tashdacat The Tide

They’re in the parliament building. I can hear them in the distance, shouting and screaming as they swarm through the last of our defenses. This swarm of creatures we invited into our home with our actions knows no fear or mercy, no kindness or rage. They simply kill to achieve their objective and they’ve achieved every single one they set out to do.
I look out the window next to me into the courtyard and streets below, and I see them. I see them but not the ground beneath them, such is their number, such is their strength. For every one we killed another five took their place, for every squad we wiped out a dozen more stood behind them, for each planet we occupied a score of worlds were hollowed out for resources to throw into this war.
Our ultimate mistake however, was glassing their worlds. The first one we did saw a ripple sent through the galaxy, a ripple we almost felt. The first few days afterwards they didn’t fight us, running when we got near, ceding planets without issue. If we had only known, if we had only suspected.
The moment news got out of what we had done all borders were closed to us. Diplomatic communication after diplomatic communication came so close as to create a tide of their own.
“…unconscionable action.”
“…how dare you do that to an empire so weak!”
“…utterly contemptible practice.”
“…slaughtered new minds so eager to explore the galaxy!”
On and on it went, but we pushed on heedless of the cost, heedless of what was coming. For how could we have known what monster we had just unleashed?
As we glassed more worlds, including several important economic centers, we assumed them broken. We assumed them beaten, but we were wrong.
Oh Goddesses, were we wrong.
The signs were there, looking back now they were so obvious, so clear. Why didn’t we see them? Why couldn’t we see them?
They took Rakton in five days, landing untold numbers. The footage from the world is a horror show, they covered the ground in such numbers as to turn the orange fields black with death. So many of their dead did we create they had no choice but to fill entire lakes with the carcasses. But still they came, they suffered horrific losses but still they came.
Still, we were convinced it was a fluke, and changed nothing about how we fought them.
But then Meledor Prime fell, and Junger, and then Lilligant 3 and finally we saw what was in front of us the entire time. These creatures had stopped caring about their deaths, faced with genocide or a death that would kill us too they took death every time. Every squad we killed was simply stepped over by the ones behind them, the wall of weapons and armour never stopping, never tiring.
World after world, system after system they pushed us back. The losses they were taking so immense as to be unimaginable. But we had turned their entire species to war, every single being in it had become a hardened warrior willing to die for the cause of their existence.
And slowly, ever so slowly, they were gaining ground, and as the decades went on, we realised we were going to lose this war.
We had turned a newly discovered species into naught but a hivemind bent on our destruction. Their weapons were mass produced garbage, but still they were effective. Their armour was so weak it was like paper, even their vehicles and spacecraft fell to light volleys, but there was so many of them they blotted out the suns.
We had every advantage, and still we have lost this war. A war of extermination has been turned around on us, and it is us who will be wiped from the face of the galaxy. If our conquerors deign to keep our memory alive it will be the only victory we can hope for, for they have not given us a painless death.
I look down to the streets and I see none of my own people anymore, they’ve all been swallowed up by the incoming swarm. The ones in the building are getting close, I can hear them in the nearby corridors and rooms, hear the screams of panic and pain as they tear the others apart in a killing frenzy.
Three hundred years of fighting these invaders. Three hundred years of slaughter and death.
At least with mine, it’ll be over. I hope the Humans will be merciful to the civilians, because Goddesses know we were not merciful to theirs.
The door behind them bursts open and a dark tide of armours beings screaming and shouting for death floods into the room, dozens and dozens of them as the Rigourdan Prime Minister pulls out a sidearm and takes their own life.
This video was sent to all active stellar nations in the galaxy, along with a short message.
“We came to Andromeda with naught but peace filling our hearts and curiosity filling our minds. We were welcomed with open arms by many of you, eager and happy to teach us all you knew. We came as explorers and scientists, but now we’ve been hardened into naught but killers. Those who closed borders and stayed out of the fighting have nothing to fear, those who assisted in any way had better start planning mass funerals.”
Thank you so much for reading!
I really loved the idea of exploring humans as this horrifying monstrosity to fight, as an endless horde like how we tend to view insectoid empires. I know it's a bit of a strange take but man it was fun to write!
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it, and I hope you have a wonderful day! :D
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2021.12.02 20:07 -en- @Reuters: Wall Street rebounds in broad rally as Omicron jitters abate

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2021.12.02 20:07 Electrical-Orange-27 i2p browser configuration confusion

I'm running Debian Buster (10.10).
Synaptic Package Manager only has version 1.5.0 of i2p.
So I installed "i2pinstall_1.6.1.jar," and can successfully activate it using "/home/usei2p/i2pouter start"
BUT I don't know how to set up the network settings of Firefox 94.0.2 or LibreWolf 94.0.2-2 or Brave 1.32.113.
The old port number was 7654. But now it's evidently either 7657 or 4444.
I've tried both - no go.
There are also a few other specified configurations which either don't exist in these browsers (SSL),
or exist but have no apparent effect one way or the other (in about:config).
Has anyone out there gotten any of these browsers properly configured for i2p 1.6.1?
What do your Network Settings look like?
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2021.12.02 20:07 ButterscotchDirect10 Over- revving concern

Today I went to the Honda dealership for a repurchase inspection with good/ bad findings.
A/C not blowing cold air, dirty brake fluid, misalignment, dirty cabin air filter, and an improperly installed skid plate that came apart while I was driving and dragged (luckily I found a bread tie in my gym bag and was able to Jerry rig it until repairs can be made). All of which is an easy fix covered by the dealer.
They also found a code for over revving on a cold start, 8389rpms at 41mph from the previous owner. Im guessing they must have accidentally downshifted too low or trying to race. The service dude said it could have done some damage but for now it's operating as designed. He explained that if it did damage, it might require them to tear apart the engine to fix the problem if it does come to that.
Should I be concerned? Is this a deal-breaker?
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2021.12.02 20:07 DYNNON Meste - Mother Earth (Orchestral Mix)

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2021.12.02 20:07 Direct-Task-4163 Band Aid Then and Now

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2021.12.02 20:07 Valert1 In Home Alone (1990) the police officer guarding the McCallister’s home is also revealed to be Harry, one of the two cat burglars. This is revealed after Harry finds ‘ACAB’ written in Peter McCallister’s Twitter bio, which inspires him to take out revenge on Peter by attempting to burgle his home.

In Home Alone (1990) the police officer guarding the McCallister’s home is also revealed to be Harry, one of the two cat burglars. This is revealed after Harry finds ‘ACAB’ written in Peter McCallister’s Twitter bio, which inspires him to take out revenge on Peter by attempting to burgle his home. submitted by Valert1 to shittymoviedetails [link] [comments]

2021.12.02 20:07 batatadoce24 Tive um caso gay com meu ex-chefe. Ele confessou tudo pra esposa e ela me ameaçou. Depois de me jogar na fogueira, agora ele está me procurando e traindo ela novamente. Conto pra ela?

O resumo é o título. O que vocês fariam? Aqui os detalhes:
Eu tinha 19 anos, virgem, do interior, poucos homens disponíveis. Encontrei um cara no chat, algo como “Gostoso Safado”, 45 anos. Ele não revelou a identidade, mas eu revelei a minha com fotos.
Um tempo depois, certo dia meu chefe pediu pra eu esperar no final do expediente, todos foram embora. Ficamos só nós dois... Ele abriu o computador e me mostrou seu perfil do Skype: GOSTOSO SAFADO! Era ele o cara do chat!!!! Fiquei em choque, me tremendo. Não cabe revelar detalhes aqui, mas imaginem o que ele fez comigo... foi cena de filme mesmo. Repetimos várias vezes.
Ficamos confidentes, ele me contava todas as histórias dele... Ele passava muito tempo caçando homens, múltiplos parceiros, viagens a clubes de sexo, etc.
Anos depois - eu já havia saído da empresa e não tinha mais nada com ele - a mulher dele foi viajar… quando voltou, descobriu pelas câmeras de segurança do prédio ele trazendo um homem em casa. Ele não teve saída e confessou tudo!

Pra que isso? Não tinha a menor necessidade de entrar em detalhes e muito menos falar de mim. Só serviu para torturá-la psicologicamente e jogá-la contra mim.
De alguma forma ele a convenceu que eu era o culpado, que eu o seduzi… E ela passou a me ameaçar. Disse que viria na minha casa fazer escândalo pra toda minha família, iria no meu trabalho, que eu não poderia mais caminhar em paz pelas ruas… Se eu precisasse de alguma coisa da empresa, algum documento, referência, etc. eu podia esquecer (e de fato a gente sempre precisa dessas coisas trabalhistas). Mas eles continuaram juntos!
Ele nunca me explicou por que revelou tantos detalhes de forma a machucá-la tanto e me prejudicar. Por último ele disse pra eu nunca mais procurá-los, que ele não iria mais sair com homens e iria ter uma vida feliz com ela, sem segredos - e eu mesmo a convenci a ficar com ele, eu disse: “Quem sabe agora, sem máscaras, você pode dar uma chance pra serem felizes!” Depois vi as fotos deles juntos nas redes sociais.
Três anos se passaram… resolvi reabrir uma antiga conta Skype… e lá estavam as mensagens do Gostoso Safado procurando sexo. Resolvi responder pra ver até aonde ele iria. Agora mesmo, ele topou ir para o motel. Não sei se ele sabe que sou eu, ele tinha dezenas de contatos anônimos para sexo. Agora vejo que ele está online todos os dias procurando homens.
E a pobre coitada da esposa acreditou que ele não iria mais sair com homens.
Me passou pela cabeça mandar uma mensagem anônima pra ela dizendo que ele continua traindo. Não sou de vingança, mas não acho certo o que ele fez com ela, em revelar tudo e torturá-la, e nem o que fez comigo, me jogar na fogueira de forma desnecessária.
Confesso que também me passou pela cabeça sair com ele e só gozar, porque ele é muito gostoso (deve ser por isso que ela aguenta... come bem, mas tem que dividir).
O que vocês fariam?
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2021.12.02 20:07 Popular_Stop9827 5.6 inches non bone pressed

Length 5.6 inches nbp girth is 5.1 inches when I measure it on the middle but on start of the penis it’s 5.5 inches girth so my question is how do y’all think i will get reaction from women I try to have sex with. it feel small especially when I look down on it bone pressed it’s almost 5.9 inches but I measure none bone pressed never pressed it into the pubic bone help me out I’m also black so that just make things worst and how are some things I can make sex good with a size like this help me out man thanks
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2021.12.02 20:07 iloveadventcalendars How to stop being kicked around by friends? How to learn which friends to chose, how to spot when people are mistreating me? How do I learn to have my back and maybe even step up for myself? (long post)

Hey everyone,
I apologize for the long post in advance! I've put a TLDR is at the bottom and the main questions are mostly close to the end.
For Context: The last months, I've started to realize that, to put it slightly more dramatic, I am not the root of all evil and that I deserve to be treated like a human being. I am 25 if that matters.
Realizing this has been very painful. I've violently cried so much and I feel like I am reliving my entire life again and again as I am breaking through every layer of feeling worthless. My thoughts have gone from "oh, maybe one could potentially say it wasn't so nice in that moment of X to do that to me" to "maybe that wasn't so nice what they did to me" to "it was maybe a bit unfriendly of them to act that way" to "hm, I think I did not really like what they did to me"... ecetera until I finally reached where I am at now, which is "Why the fuck would a human being do that to another human being, that person has not one bit of regard for me, she's manipulative, and I can't believe she holds the power to hurt me!". Right now I am frustrated and angry at a lot of people in my life, for the first time. It's been exhausting going through every life experience again and reevaluating what I think of it as I gain self worth.
To be honest, it feels similarly to PTSD in some ways, only that I don't have a big traumatic experience, so that's not it.
This brings me to today, where this video popped up in my YT feed: ("toxic friend check tiktoks")
And I think I could spot those types behaviors as toxic now too and hopefully not rationalize them to myself. I think maybe I would be brave to really try to think about what I think about behaviors like that and hopefully be able to pull away.
But, in my life, the friends, some of my family, my partners that have kicked me around, they weren't this obvious. They were either more subtle or going about it smarter. I am manipulated very easily, I have a big tendency to give people fifth chances, and I always give people the benefit of the doubt, whilst never providing me with that luxury. And I think that that has often simply attracted a certain type of person who is looking for somebody who is an easy target.
So, while I think that I could act on the examples in the video, I feel helpless about the subtle and smart people in my real world. I have no idea how to protect myself from people manipulating me, and I don't know if I could trust myself to spot it, since I haven't been able to in the past.
My question to you, women who can relate to that or have gone through similar things, how did you do it? How did you come out at the other end of this cycle, accept the past, move on and become a whole person with real friends and stop being afraid of anyone who could be your friend?
I lost most of my friends earlier this year, before this internal episode happened, but there are some outside of that friendgroup that I would like to hold on. I feel like they are kind and good to me. But I don't know, how can I know! In the last half year, I haven't been reaching out to any of the couple friends that I would like to keep because the others have broken me down so much. I've gosted them and I can't bring myself to text them back, because I am so afraid that firstly, I won't be able to spot any malice if I am mistaken and they don't have my best interest at heart either, or secondly, that I have hurt them terribly by being a bad friend who cannot even do the respectful thing and say "Hey, I am having a very hard time with my mental health right now. I can't be a friend to anyone right now, but I want to come back and I am trying to work on it, but I cannot tell you when that will be. But I promise I will come back, and then, if you'll still be up for it, we can continue our friendship?" I don't want to hurt anyone, I love the friends I still have, as I've loved the friends that have treated me badly, and I feel so horrible for being such a horrible person to others right now!
How do you know which friends to trust?
How do you spot, how did you learn to spot, who is not good for you when they are subtle about it? I've always been told not to judge people, but I am starting to think that judging people is actually quite important to keep yourself from harm. I almost feel as if that phrase has been used more often as ammunition by people trying to justify doing bad things, rather than as a phrase of love and acceptance it is meant to be.
Those women who have been bullied or mistreated by other women, how did you learn to stop being afraid of women?
How did you learn to trust yourself to be able to trust yourself, trust yourself to stand up for yourself, to have "mean" thoughts about other people when they do something wrong, trust yourself to have your own back, trust yourself not to fight against your own self?
I don't mean to sound whiney and self-pittying. I probably do anyway, but that's the way it flowed right out of me. I have finally been able to start seeing a therapist just last week. But it will take so long until I trust her, until she has heard all my stuff, and until we'll get anywhere with therapy stuff. For now, I think, maybe I'm just looking for some hope and the knowledge that someone else has been able to overcome similar...
TLDR: Right now I feel like I have become so painfully aware of all the ways people have mistreated me, my parents didn't look out for me, and some partners used me, but I haven't got the key to stop that from happening! I feel helpless and I am looking for advice.
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2021.12.02 20:07 -en- @Reuters: Factbox: U.S. Omicron plan: boosters, free at-home tests, tighter travel rules

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2021.12.02 20:07 collinstrevor12 Looks like Producer Ben’s newest addition to his fashion line.

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2021.12.02 20:07 the_real_houseplant Well, I think my spiders are overdue for new pots.

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2021.12.02 20:07 -en- @Reuters: British drugmaker GSK said the laboratory analysis of the antibody-based COVID-19 therapy it is developing with U.S. partner Vir has indicated the drug is effective against the new Omicron variant

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2021.12.02 20:07 Krela123 What happend here? We went hg an suddenly the whole team got disconected

Me and a friend was playing ranked, we went high ground and suddenly our whole team got disconected. The other team was unafected. This led us to lose the game.
The other 3 on our team are not in our party
Anywhere i can report this?
Match id: 6302639550 Happend around 43:40
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2021.12.02 20:07 scottlottle How do you genuinely have as an adult without drugs or alcohol?

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2021.12.02 20:07 theCL804 Dynasty 1QB. Missed the playoffs this year but could contend next year

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2021.12.02 20:07 Beautiful-Ad3093 [Academic] What do you think about the labor shortage? What motivates you in the workplace? (ALL)

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2021.12.02 20:07 roryperrodin Legendary raid!!!!!!

6719 4732 2589 adding first 10
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2021.12.02 20:07 tree__D (sand bad)

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2021.12.02 20:07 tieredmasks What time do you think downtime will end

As the title says I’ve heard from leaks that it could be Sunday but that sounds a bit short for a new chapter and updates are normally on a Tuesday so I think downtime will end in Tuesday
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2021.12.02 20:07 svanapps r/CryptoMarkets - The father of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin, will be joining Polygon’s ZK Summit

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2021.12.02 20:07 Ampliers AITA for telling my boss "no" to working weekends, when my coworkers don't?

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