2021.12.07 00:52 KWood320 Why Perrin killing Laila was brilliant.
I've seen a few post claiming that her character and death was a weak plot device and, though I think it's down right asinine, a politically incorrect if not sexist issue. I completely disagree. The entire series revolves around women who are strong in character, ability, and fortitude. I digress. The death of Laila shows a man who has a monstrous side, much like in the books, who hates that part of him and desires nothing more than to be "a simple blacksmith." In the film, because we don't have the volume of description and character building that the novels are capable of, we need to see his duality in a visceral way that also creates his hesitancy in embracing the warrior, leader, and moral icon that he is to become. The killing of his heart's greatest love at his own hands is imperative in creating this duality. Is it a trope? Perhaps. Was it done insanely well? Absolutely. It was efficient, well shot, and his life is set on a path dictated by his actions and the danger his own strength. I could say a lot more... but I feel this needed to be said at the very least.
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2021.12.07 00:52 AntelopeChemical The Lost Smile
2021.12.07 00:52 MobileJackfruit8 Looking for a video of a kid who gets his hand bitten by a cow and then he says “umm”. Kid is about 4 years old.
2021.12.07 00:52 i_dont_exist3 Does anyone know when this is going to be back in stock?
2021.12.07 00:52 polska_perogi (GFM) ??? -> Indonesia -> Indochina
I wanted to try this run, but I couldn't find out which nation would be best to start as
Which nation would be best for maximizing accepted cultures?
Is it necessary to form Indonesia first before Indochina? Or would it be possible to try Indochina -> Indonesia?
Should I care about Religion?
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2021.12.07 00:52 floweringscoot Moeran Cello Concerto
I wanted to share my favorite cello concerto of all time: the Moeran Cello Concerto. I feel such a connection to this piece that it's hard to put into words. It's definitely one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. The sheet music only recently became available on IMSLP and it made me so happy. More people should know about and perform this piece - if you decide to try it I'd love to know!
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2021.12.07 00:52 Dimeh_H We Tech aks74un GBBR With a Fire Blaster
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2021.12.07 00:52 randomtinkerer City Slickers and Hayseeds, Chapter 26
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Levi carefully knelt next to Ol’ Bessy, grateful for the knee-pads he’d dug out of the back of Eli’s closet. Sitting on the milking stool was out of the question, and he was pretty sure he’d tear every scab on his lower half if he tried to squat. Kneeling with his thighs straight to his torso was awkward, but it was the least painful option.
The sweltering air of the barn had cooled when he’d opened the doors, but he could still feel his skin poised on the verge of sweating. He’d forgone his shirt, as it did little except cause discomfort in the house, but out in the heat he was doubly glad to be without it.
Drawing a breath, he patted the cow’s flank. “Work with me here, girl.” He murmured as he leaned his head into her side, directly in front of her knee.
The rhythm of milking was relaxing, but it was more than that. It was a needful thing. A necessary thing. It was something he could do to pull his weight. As long as the bucket came back full, it counted as a job well done.
And nobody was watching. No one would see if he failed.
He closed his eyes, milking by feel as his mind drifted back to… then.
He’d always thought of himself as strong. Not physically, though he was that, too. No, he’d thought he was tough. Durable. Able to take what life threw at him and just… keep going.
He’d been wrong.
They’d watched him break. The whole damn town, they’d seen it. All his stupid confidence? That idiotic smile that worked to piss off both Elijah and the Interior Agent so effectively? Gone, like a fart in the wind the moment that first stroke of the whip had landed.
And they knew it. He’d seen it on their faces. Everyone he’d ever known had watched as he’d gone from barely holding it together, to barely remembering how to breathe.
When you got right down to it, who the hell was he?! He wasn’t a hero! He barely mattered! Why had he ever thought he could make a difference?
Digging out the swimmin’ hole had to be the stupidest thing he’d ever done in his whole life of stupid things.
Without thinking, he shook his head against Ol’ Bessy’s side.
His eyes widened as she started to shift away from him, his body already too far forward to easily catch his balance.
Panicking, he grabbed for the bucket and tried to use it to recover.
Warm milk splashed across the floor of the barn as he fell, catching himself on his hands. Pain flared in his back as his torso twisted, and he ground his teeth to keep the shriek that threatened to escape his lips down to a loud growl.
He froze. That was Melody’s voice! What was she doing here?! He quickly set the bucket off to the side, crawling to the wall of the milking stall and tried to pull himself upright as running feet sounded inside the barn.
“Levi!” Melody appeared in the doorway with a gasp. “Are you alright? What happened?”
“I’m fine, just slipped.”
“You’re not fine, you’re hurt!” she hurried over, helping him to his feet. “What are you doing out here?! You’re supposed to be in bed!”
“I…” He swallowed, looking away. “...was bored.”
“What?!” Her voice rose an octave. “Levi, that’s…!”
Levi blinked as she froze, then covered her face with her hands.
“This is going to be harder than I thought.” She gave a long sigh before looking up at him. “Levi, I know you’re smarter than that. Am I…” She screwed her face up in a worried frown. “Have I done something to make it hard to talk to me?”
He’d opened his mouth to reply, but the words died on his tongue. The flush of embarrassment crept up his cheeks as she watched him.
“Oh… oh no. Oh Levi, I’m so sorry.” She stepped forward, arms outstretched.
Levi stiffened and braced for the pain.
“Levi?” Melody drew up short. “Are you…?”
“The bruises…” he shrugged, lamely.
“Oh! Of course!” She jerked back, tucking her arms to her chest. “God, what am I thinking?!”
“It’s okay, it’s fine!” Instinctively, he reached out to comfort her, but stopped with a pained grunt.
“No, it’s not fine! Just hold still.”
Levi obeyed, and she shuffled forward to stand directly in front of him, laying her head lightly on his chest. “I’m sorry, Levi. I… I have no idea what I’m doing.” She drew a deep breath, backing up slightly to meet his eyes. “I’ve been talking to my dad, and… I think there’s a lot that I’ve been missing. How some of my responses come across, for starters.”
Levi swallowed and closed his eyes. She was so close he could feel the warmth of her skin, smell her shampoo. He didn’t trust himself not to look down her top if he kept his eyes open, and his loose-fitting basketball shorts wouldn’t hide anything if there was an uprising south of the border. Putting on his best casual smile, he threw the first decoy that came to mind.
“You don’t have to worry about that. Everyone knows I’m kinda dumb, right? I’m sure it’s just me.”
Melody frowned. “Don’t talk about my friend like that.”
Levi blinked. “Uh… sorry, I... uh...”
“Never mind,” she waved her hands in frustration. “I’m getting distracted. Levi… why are you here? Out in the barn, trying to do chores, when you should be resting?”
“I felt… useless.”
“Useless?! That’s…!” She squeezed her eyes shut, taking another deep breath. “Right, sorry. Wow, yeah, okay… that’s not what I was expecting.”
“Melody, are you okay?”
“I’m learning things about myself. But that’s for later.” She looked up at him again, eyes filled with concern. “Okay, so you’re hurt, but you think it’s more important for you to do your chores than to rest. Because you feel useless. Do… do you not care that you’re hurting?”
“My back will heal. Other stuff doesn’t.”
He gave a sad smile and a careful shrug.
“Levi,” Melody’s brow creased with worry. “What’s going on? Are you okay?”
Levi was quiet for a moment. “Do remember when Buster died.”
“Buster?” She drew back slowly, frowning down at the ground. “Yes, I remember. You were pretty upset. I remember you hiding in the broom closet at church so that no one would know that you were crying. You snuck away from Sunday School and-” Her eyes widened as she looked back up at him. “Levi, are you hiding out here?”
Levi looked down at the floor. He didn’t trust his voice to stay steady through a reply.
“Oh Levi,” she gently took his face in her hands, careful to avoid the red line that stretched back across his ear from his left cheekbone. “You don’t have to carry this alone.”
Tears rolled down his cheeks as relief rushed through him. Though it wasn’t relief, exactly. A sense of being seen, perhaps, or sought out and accepted after so long spent hiding. Of being acknowledged.
Of being valid.
As he staggered under the torrent of emotion, he felt her nose brush against his.
“Wait!” He drew a shuddering breath and scrubbed at his cheeks. “Wait…”
Melody recoiled with a wounded expression. “I-I’m sorry, I didn’t-”
“No no no, shhh… I’m not upset. I just… I can’t.” He scrubbed his face with his hands, giving a low growl of frustration. “Rhe’alla and I are kind of… well, it’s not exactly dating, but it’s not not dating, I guess? We haven’t actually been on a date, but I told her I’d try?” He looked down at the floor, and gave a cautious shrug. “I can’t just… I mean, I already turned down a kiss from her. It would kind of be a betrayal to… you know?” He braced himself for what he would see as he looked up to meet her eyes. “I’m sorry.”
Melody blinked. “Oh, well that’s… huh.” She looked over her shoulder towards the front of the barn. “She actually knows I’m here. In fact…” She vanished around the door of the milking stall, and Levi heard her footsteps lead out the front of the barn, followed a moment later by two sets of footsteps returning.
Rhe’alla rounded the corner, trailing Melody. “I thought you two might want a moment of- oop!” She froze, mouth hanging open, her eyes locked on Levi’s chest. “Oh wow! Hi! Um, I’m sorry, I can, uh, come back if-”
“Rhe’alla,” Levi held up his hand with a wry smile. “I don’t care. It’s fine. You can look. Just don’t be weird, okay?”
“Okay…” The Shil’vati girl squirmed, her eyes bouncing between his face and his chest. “How should I not be weird?”
His brow furrowed in thought. “I… huh. Can you focus enough to talk in here, or do you need to talk from around the corner? Because I can’t really wear a shirt until this mess heals a bit more.” He turned, bringing his back into her line of sight.
“Empress!” Rhe’alla gasped. “I didn’t realize it was that bad! Levi, what are you doing out here? You should be resting!”
He raised an eyebrow at Melody, who was nodding in agreement. “There’s a bit of an echo in here.”
“I said the same thing earlier.” Melody’s face grew concerned. “We were talking about… things, and then Levi stopped me from…” she swallowed, her cheeks flushing pink. “...kissing him.”
Rhe’alla’s eyes widened.
“Wait,” Levi frowned, looking between the two of them. “What’s going on? Last I heard, you two weren’t exactly on great terms with each other.”
Rhe’alla turned a surprised expression on Melody. “You haven’t told him?”
Melody’s blush deepened.
“Tell me what?” Levi looked from one girl to the other.
Rhe’alla glanced at Melody, then cleared her throat. “Mr. Levi McClendon, I, Rhe’alla Ibras, and my kho-leeb’haberin, Melody Hawthorn, wish to humbly ask your consideration in the formation of a…” she paused with a frown. “...a household of three.”
Levi blinked. “...what?”
“L-Levi,” Melody began slowly, eyes wide and hands clasped together so tightly that her knuckles had turned white. “We want to be with you. Both of us. T-together.”
Levi’s eyebrows rose. “What?!”
“What do you mean, ‘what’?” Rhe’alla canted her head to the side. “I like you, she likes you, and you seem to like both of us, right? Once I explained to Melody that I wasn’t trying to clam-jam her, the answer was obvious!”
Melody buried her face in her hands as it went scarlet. “It’s not a clam!”
“Fine, what do you want me to call it?”
“Wait!” Levi held up his hands. “‘Household’? Are you two proposing?!”
Melody swallowed. “...yes?”
“Not quite, actually.” Rhe’alla winced. “It doesn’t translate well, but it’s close. It’s more of a formal declaration of intent to pursue a marriage.”
“And... you’re both okay with this?” He looked incredulously from one girl to the other.
Levi stood, his mind a whirl of emotions. He’d never considered the possibility of marrying more than one woman. In fact, marrying a single woman seemed as though it might be beyond his reach, on occasion. He wasn’t ready for this! How would it work?! How would any of this work?!
In a daze, he slowly sank down onto the milking stool.
“OW!” His eyes widened as his posterior brought him crashing back down to earth with a flare of pain. “Ow, ow ow ow!”
Rhe’alla stepped forward and took his hands, gently lifting Levi to his feet.
“Thank you,” He looked up into her face. “That was… um, Rhe’alla?”
“Yeah?” She breathed, slowly drifting closer.
“You’re making kissy eyes at me again.”
Her face flushed indigo, and she recoiled slightly. “Yes, but I’d be doing that even if you had a shirt on.”
Levi glanced over at Melody, who was watching them both intently despite her crimson cheeks.
“God, this is weird!” He squeezed his eyes shut, holding up a preemptive finger. “Okay, yes, my answer is yes, but there is going to be a lot of weird conversations that have to happen. Like, for instance, who gets the first kiss.” He opened his eyes and looked each of them in the eye in turn. “Because if we don’t have those conversations, there is way too much room for mistakes and hurt feelings.”
Rhe’alla whirled to face Melody. “You can have the first kiss if I can have sex first!”
Her expression suggested that her blush should have deepened, but she was already redder than Levi had ever seen. “I-I-I-I-I-”
“Wait, wait, hold on,” Levi swallowed as he tried to look Melody in the eye. “Do you… um, do you even like sex?”
“I don’t know!” She squeaked, squeezing her eyes shut.
“How could anyone not like sex?!” Rhe’alla gasped.
“I’ve never had sex!” Melody shot back defiantly.
“Whoa, whoa, fine, fair point,” Levi waved his hands frantically. “But, like… orgasms?” His heart hammered and he felt warmth shoot from his neck to his hairline. “D-Do you even… m-masturbate?”
Melody covered her face in her hands. “Do we have to talk about this?”
“Why would we not talk about this?!” Rhe’alla demanded. “Orgasms are the best! If I could have them more than one or two times a day, I would!”
“You... can only get off twice a day?” Levi gave her a worried frown.
“Well, if I want to do anything productive, yeah.”
“Oh!” He gave a sigh of relief. “I was worried I might give you a stroke or something!”
She canted her head to the side. “How many times a day can you go?”
“Depends on the day.” He shrugged.
She narrowed her eyes. “...what’s the high end?”
Melody let out a squeak, her eyes bulging behind her fingers.
“Really?!” Rhe’alla’s jaw dropped. “Ooooh Empress, this is awesome!” She bounced on her toes, vibrating with glee. “So when do we get to fuck?!”
“Ahh… about that.” He hesitated. “You know how I said I wanted to wait on the kiss?”
She frowned. “Yes…?”
“Would you hate me if I said I wanted to wait on the sex, too?” He winced, holding his breath.
“What?!” Her eyes went wide. “Why?! What about Eli?”
“What about Eli?”
“He and Solanna have been having sex for weeks!” She threw up her hands with a growl of frustration. “She’s been bragging about it to all of our cousins, though she’s had the good sense to keep it confined to the datanet. Papa found out about it the day before the Festival of colors, and I’m pretty sure she’s grounded until the day after she dies.” She suppressed a snort of laughter.
Levi and Melody looked at each other, mouths hanging open in stunned silence.
Rhe’alla’s face creased into a worried frown as she looked back and forth between the two humans. “Is that not… normal?”
Levi shook himself. “It can be, but it has more to do with what someone wants.” He heaved a heavy sigh, running a hand through his hair. “It’s complicated. I want to have a love like my parents do. I’ve watched a lot of people treat sex carelessly, and I just…” he shrugged. “It seems like you get better results if you treat it with… gravitas, I guess?”
Rhe’alla looked over at Melody with a frown. “And you? Are you willing to wait?”
Melody gave a silent nod, face still glowing bright red.
“Well fuck…” Rhe’alla’s shoulders slumped.
“Don’t you worry,” Levi stepped forward with an impish smile. Taking her hands in his own, he placed one of them on his bare chest. “I’m sure I can find ways to help you with your frustration.” Eyes twinkling, he brought her other hand to his lips, and lightly bit her finger.
Rhe’alla’s knees buckled.
“Haaaa, yeah, okay, I like that!” She wheezed, eyes unfocussed.
Levi grinned up at her, then glanced over to where Melody was still glowing bright red. “Hey,” he stepped up to her, taking her hands in his. “I’m sorry about earlier. I… misunderstood.” He tried to smile, but a tiny thread of foreboding was worming its way through his chest. He dropped his chin, looking up at her from beneath his furrowed brow. “Do you… still want that kiss?”
Melody swallowed as she looked up at him. Her wide eyes flicked rapidly back and forth between his own, and she glanced over at Rhe’alla. Her voice was small and unsteady when she spoke. “Can I… wait?”
Relief brought a smile to his face.
Disappointment made it a sad one.
“Of course you can.” He brought her fingers to his lips and kissed the backs of them. “You can wait as long as you need.”
She closed her eyes and gave a jerky nod. “Thank you, Levi.”
“You’re welcome, Melody.” He brushed his lips across her forehead, inhaling the scent of her hair. Ignoring the ten-ton butterflies that were crashing around in his stomach, he braced himself and took a leap:
“I love you.”
He heard her gasp before the breathless reply. “I love you, too.”
He took another deep breath and stepped back. “Well… I need to get what milk is left to the kitchen, and then I guess I should be resting.” He heaved a sigh and looked over at Rhe’alla. “If you like, you can…”
He trailed off at her wide eyed expression. She was staring, enthralled, at the floor behind him.
No, not at the floor.
Frowning, he followed her gaze down to his shorts.
His shorts, made of rather thin material.
And the very obvious outline that was impressed upon them.
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2021.12.07 00:52 all_of_a_sudden_fam What if I install the stem backwards on my road bike to achieve a smaller sizing?
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2021.12.07 00:52 Kirbyclaimspoyo I need advice with map making
So with the new update, and a lot of the new blocks and stuff that were added, I had decided that I wanted to create a new adventure map! A parkour map specifically. While getting ready to build I was coming up with all of these ideas, these things that I could do to make the map absolutely amazing, the beginning and ending and everything in between…
And… then when I started building… I blanked. I got the skeleton of two structures done and that’s about it. None of the actual building, decorating, designing, etc, nothing. When I think about making it, it seems in my reach, but when I actually load up what game, the goal seems impossible to reach. I’ve ran into the problem before, and I’ve never really been able to fix it. Of all of the maps I have started to design, I’ve finished, and they are both, frankly, horrible.
Is there a method to making and designing maps? A way to keep your head held high while chipping away at a seemingly impossible task? From a person desperate to create to the experienced, please, I need your help.
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2021.12.07 00:52 gnocchimush LAX flight carpool?
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2021.12.07 00:52 A_new_random_being Who is better? Aloy or Diona?
I main Diona on my team, but I heard that Aloy is good. Diona can make a shield and heal, then for Aloy.. well.. I haven’t tried out her skills yet.
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2021.12.07 00:52 SnooPandas6343 I like to flip his ears back when he sleeps.
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2021.12.07 00:52 vhrossi1 Used an AI painting app (stealing u/Maschenni 's idea, hope they don't mind); i present you: the Actual Mountain of Smiling Bodies™
2021.12.07 00:52 -KamSC- Any release date for the lian li SL 120 infinity fans??
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2021.12.07 00:52 smithyallen Cyclops gets cool new sunglasses for fun holiday gift! (One eye status edition)
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2021.12.07 00:52 WatcherRoue It's a Winner
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