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PART 2 - Me (32F) together with boyfriend (36M) for 1 year - feeling like Plan B

World News Reddit - 7 hours 14 min ago

PART 2 - Me (32F) together with boyfriend (36M) for 1 year - feeling like Plan B

Thanks to everyone for your assistance with my prior post. It really means a lot that there are so many kind strangers in this world. Also please forgive my Reddit nubness, I'm a long time Reddit lurker but not much a poster so still new at this.

Some things I wanted to add: People are pointing out I should be concerned with his level of forwardness upfront. A couple notes: a) he and his entire family are sugary sweet to everyone b) In my dating bio, I didn’t just have a picture, but a link to a longer about section that resonated a lot with his interests, beliefs, values, etc (we were also having pretty upfront indepth lengthy conversations from day one) and c) the forwardness wasn't and isn't a concern to me. Different strokes for different folks I suppose.

My concern isn’t even him messaging someone else before we met (that’s to be expected with online dating, nothing’s real til you meet in person) but rather the message he sent specifying he’s all about me alone and despite that, still sending a very affectionate letter to his ex.

For any newcomers, my prior post was as follows (edited to clarify prior misunderstandings). If there's any constructive feedback, I'd love to hear.
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About a year ago, boyfriend and I matched on Bumble. We talked for a week, met for dinner, and started dating shortly after. From the beginning he was laying it on thick - incredibly flirty and way over the top forward (almost too forward) about us getting together, dating, etc.

We've been together a year now and it's been the most fulfilling (least drama filled) relationship I've had. He drives 2 hours to see me every weekend and gets a hotel with no complaints and regularly tells me he can't wait to start a family and build a life together.

Recently, he applied for a job out closer to me and in anticipation of an interview follow up email we're extra excited about, we've been checking his emails frantically (we have an open phone policy). At one point I googled some keywords to see if maybe it'd gone to junk/spam and while searching stumbled across an email he sent to his ex (girl he dated right before me) the day right after we matched on Bumble:
"I miss you and think of you every single day. I love you with all my heart. My heart belongs to you. I hope you and the kids are doing great. I truly miss you all. I love you."

He sent this to her 11/11/17. We matched on 11/10/17. Earlier in the day 11/11/17 he wrote **me**:
"I want you to know if you end up wanting to be together, I am going to delete these accounts in a heartbeat! Because I want you and only you! There is no need to ever talk to anyone else. I am very old school in the sense that I talk to one woman and never would even begin to talk to someone else while I'm talking to someone."

So I'm like what the heck? How could you be messaging me you want only me and are willing to delete your online dating profiles - then hours later that day send such an affectionate letter to your ex?

Like, I realize it was a year ago. And I realize I have no right to feel this way considering technically we weren't exclusive at this point and hadn't even met face to face. Again, my concern isn’t even him messaging someone else before we met (that’s to be expected with online dating, nothing’s real til you meet in person) but rather the message he sent specifying he’s all about me alone and despite that, still sending a very affectionate letter to his ex.

(Some facts to consider about their prior relationship - they dated 2 months, she was pursuer, told him she wanted to marry and wanted him to move in with her and her 3 kids right away while she was moving her prior boyfriend out (her neighbor said she was like Baskin Robbins with a new flavor every week LOL). So he gets a job lined up and starts slowly moving his stuff in - she lived an hour away so he had to up and relocate.
The week before he's due to move in, she suddenly starts picking fights over the littlest things. The days before he's due to move in, she starts saying they should see less of each other, maybe every other weekend, he starts questioning what's changed? She then breaks it off altogether. He kept contacting her asking what happened? How'd this go from 100 to zero suddenly overnight?
He then gets a call from the cops telling him she has requested he no longer contact her and if he does, a restraining order will be filed. This came totally out of left field with zero explanation from her.
MY THEORY: she was on a "break" with the previous guy (who never knew her dating someone new - she hid it saying he was just a coworker and never introduced them), re-made up with him, and wanted to avoid the confrontation of having to explain things/be the bad guy. I'll also add boyfriend isn't the most experienced at dating as he married his first serious girlfriend, was cheated on after a decade, divorced, and this was his first serious relationship since that.)
He says he swears on his mother's life that when he sent this message he had zero intent on winning this girl back. But rather he was so desperate for answers, as to why she would've just up and left him out of nowhere with zero explanation. I said "Soooo...why not ask why she ended things instead of telling her you love her?"

He said, "Remember? I did that already and she had the cops call me. If I did that again she'd have me arrested." He said maybe if he sent an email tugging at her heartstrings, maybe that would prompt her to reply something that would clue him in on why she ended things (met someone else, you weren't abc enough, etc.).

It seems weird to me and every time I get down about it, he sees it and reminds me "Remember that I told you I swore on my mother's life. Let my mother go to hell when she dies if I'm lying about my intent. You know I would never say that if I was lying."

(I'll add I'm in therapy for relationship anxiety and past sabotaging tendencies - been going about 5 years now.)

Does anyone have any constructive insight on this? Or been in a similar situation and have advice? Am I the backup here?

TL;DR boyfriend messaged his ex the day after matching online with me (before meeting officially). I have self sabotaging tendencies and anxiety. I now feel like I was Plan B in that moment.

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Failed that Chem Exam...

World News Reddit - 7 hours 17 min ago

Alright y’all. Who’s about to take this damn class again with me! How was the final for y’all? I personally have never felt this pitiful about school.. royally F’d myself in the A this afternoon.. Not gonna lie though. It’s a solid way to get some perspective.. being obsessed with school was all I knew & it was hard to know if it was worth the energy I was investing. I think it most certainly was. However, I was always a little too competitive. Burnt myself out & decided to stop trying to try something new I guess. But yeah! Sucks! I screwed up! Tryin not to get super bummed out. Hmu if you wanna talk about ur first world problems <3

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$DNAX DNA Brands Acquires NEO High Alkalized Superwater (NEO)

World News Reddit - 7 hours 18 min ago

https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/DNAX/news/story?e&id=1241542

Fort Lauderdale FL, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- DNA Brands Inc. (OTC PINK: DNAX), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Betta4U Brands “DBA” NEO Superwater, as a wholly owned Subsidiary. Betta4U Brands Inc. (B4U) is a Delaware Corporation that has concluded the acquisition of NEO Superwater. Betta4U Brands is comprised of three members, of which Mr. Bernard Rubin is the Majority Shareholder. This acquisition is in the form of a Restricted Share Exchange with DNA Brands Inc.

http://neosuperwater.com/

As part of the transaction, Mr. Bernard Rubin, Founder of Betta4U Brands Inc., will be appointed to the board of DNA Brands Inc., and will serve as DNA Brands President, in charge of all beverage related matters. Mr. Rubin moved to the USA in 2010 from South Africa, where he started his business career with a Degree in Business Management, followed by an MBA from Bond University (Queensland, Australia). Mr. Rubin is a serial entrepreneur, whose international beverage resume spans multiple continents.

Benard Rubins experience in the beverage industry is as follows below

C-Level experienced beverage executive (C-level, also known as C-suite, is an adjective used to describe high-ranking executive titles within an organization. In this context, the letter C stands for chief).

- New market business development (USA and Global).

- P&L management and accountability.

- Strategic planning & execution.

- Franchising, distribution agreements & joint ventures.

- Innovation & new product development (cradle to shelf).

- Supply chain management through bottom-up forecasting, demand planning & budgeting.

- Engaged venture capital funds, fund raising, acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Entrepreneurial

- Experienced (20 yrs. plus) seasoned global beverage professional.

- Experienced in general management.

- Sales, distributor, retail and broker management.

- Online business development, strategy & execution (web, E-commerce & social media).

- Integrated marketing, business development & commercial expansion.

- International business and product development.

- Brand management and strategic sourcing.

- Procurement and global trading.

Mr. Rubin has launched several brands, managed and developed bottlers, distributors and retailers through the entire supply chain from inception to shelf.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernard-r-b540125

Throughout his career, he has managed and developed bottlers, distributors and retailers through the entire supply chain with several leading global beverage companies, such as Cott Beverages, Halewood International, Ice River Springs, and recently VP of International Business at New Age Beverage Inc.

Mr. Rubin’s specialty as highlighted above, is in the beverage and consumer goods industry. Betta4U Brands has combined its skills in business, consumer goods, and in the sports industry, to bring new products to diverse markets for long-term market presence. Betta4U/NEO Superwater specializes in the manufacture and distribution of high alkaline, electrolyte and antioxidant water.

Since its inception in late 2011/2012, NEO has consistently grown revenue to about One Million per year for the past 4 years (netting about $300-$400K profit annually). NEO also has direct wholesale customers which represent about 20% of the revenues. NEO’s gross margins are 45% plus, and the brands main competitors are Essentia Water and AquaHydrate.

http://neosuperwater.com/

Retailers

NEO High Alkaline Superwater can be found in most major natural food stores, grocers, convenience stores, nutritional stores, health & wellness stores, gyms and more across the country, predominantly on the West Coast. Expansion efforts will now concentrate on the East Coast.

National Distributors and NEO timeline is as follows below

2011 Secured UNFI West.

2012 Secured Natures Best + AMAZON.

2013 Secured UNFI East + 2 KEHE Warehouses.

2014 Secured All of KEHE Warehouses.

2016 Secured Supervalu.

UNFI WEST (ALL WAREHOUSES).

UNFI EAST (ALL WAREHOUSES). *

UNFI CURRENTLY HAS 31 DISTRIBUTION CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES.

KEHE / NATURES BEST (ALL WAREHOUSES).

AMAZON.COM (NATIONAL).

SUPERVALU (2 Warehouses).

Category Trends

Consumers are shifting towards healthier options, including premium waters and functional beverages. No calories are viewed as one of the healthiest beverages; consumers are drawn to more functional waters with added benefits. The Premium Water Market is worth $2.8 Billion.*

Forward Growth Strategies Ahead For DNA Brands

The growth strategy from this point is as follows:

  1. Increase distribution (USA, Canada & UK).
  2. Add new product lines (extending further into Functional Waters).
  3. Develop strategic partnerships with leading international beverage companies seeking to enter the US market, and adding unique products to the current distribution model.
  4. Pursue growth by acquisition of complimentary brands and value added partners.

New Products for 2019

First Quarter (Q1) 2019 - NEO plans to release an already developed oxygenated water, in one of the hottest drink sectors with a nationally known bottler/copacker. More details to follow.

DNA Energy & Coffee

DNA Energy, which was launched in 2007, was in the marketplace until 2014. During that period, it generated substantial revenue, won multiple awards and had sales in several states among many major retailers. Under Mr. Rubin’s leadership, guidance and direction, DNA Brands fully intends to revive DNA Energy Drinks, focusing primarily in select and niche markets, also tweaking the formula, geared towards Organic reformulations. To begin with, Mr. Rubin plans to do this by leveraging many high profile relationships and partners he has nurtured over the years.

Planned launch of products in the United Kingdom

“Through our partnership and shareholders of SRP Equipe Ltd., plans are well underway to launch NEO Superwater, and subsequently the company’s full line of products during 2019,” stated Rubin. SRP Equipe Ltd., consist of a group of retired and current professional soccer players, based in the United Kingdom, led by Lateef Elford-Alliyu, who have far reaching and long standing relationships across the UK, EU and Africa.

Lateef Elford-Alliyu

Saido Berahino

Romaine Sawyers

Rubin commented: “It is with great pleasure to jump on board with DNA Brands, and I’m really looking forward to building a range of world class beverages in the natural and better for you category. By utilizing the NEO Water Distribution Platform, we will expand distribution and introduce new lines with select distribution partners, globally. Carving out a niche in this highly competitive space will be a challenge that I am looking forward to, and together with the DNA team, building long-term sustainable growth to provide shareholder value.”

NEO Superwater is currently available in thousands of national retail stores (2500+), in natural food stores, grocers, C-stores, nutritional stores, health & wellness stores, gyms and more. National distributors include: UNFI West, UNFI East, Kehe/Tree of Life, Nature’s Best, Amazon.com, and 4 direct store delivery distributors.

“I am very pleased to welcome Bernard and the NEO Superwater Brand to DNA. NEO will shortly be audited by a PCAOB Auditor that I have previously selected to qualify us as a reporting company, enabling DNA Brands to uplist to a higher tiered exchange. The financials will also demonstrate about One Million dollars per year in revenues, for the past few years. NEO’s sales and revenue have been derived with minimal to no marketing and advertising whatsoever. I look forward to learning from and working with Bernard to grow DNA Brands to the next level,” stated CEO Adrian McKenzie.

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[EN] Ward - Arc 10 ~ Interlude 10.y

World News Reddit - 7 hours 18 min ago
Ward Parahumans 2 by Wildbow Arc 10: Polarize ~ Interlude 10.y ~ Discussion on Parahumans

REMEMBER, THE AUDIO FOR WARD IS AVAILABLE. LINK BELOW

Synopsis

The unwritten rules that govern the fights and outright wars between ‘capes’ have been amended: everyone gets their second chance. It’s an uneasy thing to come to terms with when notorious supervillains and even monsters are playing at being hero. The world ended two years ago, and as humanity straddles the old world and the new, there aren’t records, witnesses, or facilities to answer the villains’ past actions in the present. One of many compromises, uneasy truces and deceptions that are starting to splinter as humanity rebuilds.

None feel the injustice of this new status quo or the lack of established footing more than the past residents of the parahuman asylums. The facilities hosted parahumans and their victims, but the facilities are ruined or gone; one of many fragile ex-patients is left to find a place in a fractured world. She’s perhaps the person least suited to have anything to do with this tenuous peace or to stand alongside these false heroes. She’s put in a position to make the decision: will she compromise to help forge what they call, with dark sentiment, a second golden age? Or will she stand tall as a gilded dark age dawns?

This is part 2 for the novel Worm. It's imperative you read Worm before jumping into Ward. Link for Worm's free Audiobooks below.

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Written by Wildbow

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Jeremy (The Blvck Tape Collections)

World News Reddit - 7 hours 19 min ago

I was putting my 5 year old daughter Amanda in the bath one night, and it was just the two of us in the house. I suddenly felt really creeped out, like you do when you're home alone and you feel like you're being watched. I felt like someone was out in the hallway, when suddenly she looks at me very innocently and says 'Who said that?' The hair on the back of my neck stood up, and I put on my best poker face and asked her what she was talking about. She said: 'Somebody's whispering. Like this...' and proceeds to make a kid version of an inaudible whisper. I was stone-faced as my blood ran cold and I couldn't think of a single thing to say. After a moment of silence she just turned around and kept playing in the tub. My heart was still racing but I didn’t want to show any fear. I got her bathed, out of the tub and ready for bed. We both never mentioned anything else about the whisper that night. I tucked her into her bed and kissed her goodnight before turning on the night light and closing the door behind me. I tried forgetting about what happened as I started to relax on the couch.

It was probably around 10:30pm when I started to doze off to another late night rerun of Full House. My eyes were heavy, and my breathing began to slow down. Just like that I was out. Hours had past as I laid there motionless, TV now playing infomercials that illuminate the dark living room around me. I was sound asleep, probably snoring like usual, when I was woken by the most bone chilling experience of my life. I heard a very low tone cracked voice whisper into my ear. “KILLED AMANDA...” My eyes opened immediately as I sat up from the couch. I was extremely freaked out. I know I wasn’t dreaming that voice was way too real. I checked the whole house, every room and every closet but nobody was there. “It had to be my dream” I thought to myself. I turned off the TV and headed to my bedroom, where I just laid there, starring at the ceiling above. I was still a little freaked out but I finally managed to get fall back asleep.

2 weeks had past and still nothing out of the ordinary. By this point I had started to forget about the night on the couch. That was until this one particular Saturday afternoon. I was in the kitchen making some lunch for Amanda, grilled cheese and tomato soup I believe it was. I walked to the sliding glass door that leads out to our backyard to call Amanda in for lunch. She was out on her swing set going up and down, but she seemed to be talking to someone. She would look to the empty swing next to hers and seem to be having an actual conversation with herself. I walked out there to her swing set. She saw me coming and she instantly stopped talking. “Who are you talking to sweetie?” I asked. She just looked down at her feet for a moment and then looked to the empty swing next to hers before replying. “My new friend Jeremy” she said softly. I thought it was strange that she had an imaginary friend all of a sudden that she has named Jeremy. “Well tell Jeremy you have to go eat lunch” I said jokingly. So she looked at the empty swing next to her again and told Jeremy she would be right back and then ran towards the house. She ate her lunch and asked if she could watch TV after she was done. I got her all settled into the living room, and I headed back to the kitchen to wash up the bowls which we had used for soup. I was standing at the sink, looking down towards the dishes when I noticed something that caught my attention outside. I looked out at the swing set, and what I saw next stopped me in my tracks. The swing that Amanda kept talking to was now swinging back and forth. At first I thought the wind was blowing the swing but only that one was going back and forth. The swing Amanda had been on was still and motionless, the leaves of the trees were not moving a single inch. The moving swing would just get higher and higher, like someone was trying to jump off high up in the air, then all of a sudden it stopped. Not like it slowed down then stopped, like it actually came to a complete stop, like someone had grabbed it. I dropped the bowl I was washing before hitting the ground and shattering at my feet. I quickly ran into the living room, scooped up Amanda into my arms and ran out to the car, leaving everything behind me on. We drove to a hotel where we spent the rest of the weekend.

I remember the nights at the hotel weren’t easy. I was scared out of my mind but I didn’t want Amanda to know that. I called my mother and told her what had happened. As always she didn’t really believe me. She said I was overreacting, and that it had to been the wind that pushed the swing. But what did she know; she didn’t see what I saw. After a few hours on the phone with my mother, she had finally convinced me to stay a couple of nights at the hotel and she and my father would meet us at our place when we head back home. I was still freaked out but I couldn’t just live in the hotel forever. The last night at the hotel was a good night. Amanda and I went out to get dinner, and stopped at a toy store before heading back to the hotel. Amanda finally fell asleep around 8:30 or so while playing with her new doll. I turned down the volume on the TV and flipped through the channels trying not to wake her. I watched TV for a few hours before falling asleep. I remember having a really weird dream, only bits and pieces of it though. There was a figure standing in the shadows. It had large black eyes, larger than any human’s eyes I have ever seen. Its skin was a pale grey color. It had patches of dark, greasy hair covering the top of its head, but what stood out the most was its demonic smile. I mean I guess you couldn’t even call it a smile. It stretched from one of its ears to the next with teeth as sharp as kitchen knives. It just stood there looking at me from the shadows, smiling and taunting me before charging full speed at me, instantly waking me up. I jumped up from the bed in a cold sweat, and rapid breathing. I was standing at the side of the bed trying to regain myself when I noticed the TV had been shut off and the room was now pitch black. I crawled back into bed next to Amanda, and turned to make sure she was still asleep. I reached out my hand to find her side of the bed was empty. Panicking again, I jumped up from the bed a second time. I walked over to the bathroom. The door was closed but I could see the light was on in there from underneath the door. I was getting ready to knock on the door but then heard Amanda inside whispering. She was whispering really softly, and I wasn’t able to make out what she was saying. I put my ear on the door and tried to listen in. As soon as my ear touched the door I heard Amanda whisper “What’s wrong Jeremy?” before the door swung open. I just stood there motionless, staring into the bathroom occupied by only Amanda. She just looked down at her feet before smiling at me and skipping back towards the bed. I wanted to ask her so bad who she was talking to but I was too afraid to know. I turned the TV back on, waited for Amanda to go back to sleep and I just sat there and waited for the sun to come up.

After leaving the hotel we drove back out to our house where my Mother and Father were waiting. We made it home and I got Amanda all settled playing in her room upstairs while I talked with my parents in the kitchen. My father was sweeping up the remains of the shattered bowl I had dropped before frantically running out. I tried telling them about the night before with Amanda whispering but they blew it off like always, and said things like “kids will be kids” or “You are just overreacting”. They tried blaming the experience on the nightmare I had that night. I wanted to prove to them I wasn’t losing my shit so I asked them to quietly follow me to Amanda’s room. After fighting my dad to go with me, we crept up the stairs and slowly made our way to Amanda’s bedroom. Her door was cracked enough for us to peek in. She was sitting on her bed with her dolls all aligned in front of her. She was whispering again, but this time a little louder than last night. She just kept repeating herself. “Go away Jeremy, go away”. My father looked at me for a moment and then proceeded to head downstairs where we would argue for the next hour about how he thinks this is perfectly normal. Finally after we had dinner my parents had left. Amanda looked very upset, so I asked her what was wrong thinking she was upset her grandparents had left. She sat there quietly for a moment staring at the floor before looking into my eyes. “Jeremy is a bad man mama”. My heart dropped into my stomach. I wanted to know what she meant so I begged her to talk to me. “He doesn’t like you mama” she told me. I asked her where Jeremy is now and she said she told him to go away so he did. I was terrified and confused all at the same time. I held her in my arms and rocked her until she fell asleep. After a couple of hours I took her into her bedroom and tucked her in, then headed to bed myself.

I was asleep a few hours when I was woken by the same dream as the night before. This time it was more vivid. I remember the figure standing in the shadows. He just stood there looking at me with his giant black soulless eyes towering down on me. Then again like last time, he charged at me and I awoke in a cold sweat. I couldn’t keep doing this. I was losing so much sleep because every time I closed my eyes the figure was there watching me. I put on my robe and went to go check on Amanda. I walked to her room and tried opening the door but it was locked. I started to panic and tried busting down the door. On my fourth attempt, I ran into the door with my shoulder and finally it swung open. It was pitch black dark in her room, even the night light she refuses to sleep without was off. I took a step into her room and was quickly hit with a very unfamiliar smell, kind of like an iron type smell. I reached over and felt for the light switch before flipping it on. I screamed and dropped to my knees at the sight of what I had just witnessed.

There was blood throughout the entire room. There was blood on the carpet, the walls, and even some on the ceiling. By this point my eyes were full of tears and I could hardly breathe through each scream that left my mouth. I ran over to Amanda’s bed where I found her body, laying their motionless. It was the hardest thing I ever had to look at. The blood was pooled up on the bed and running down onto the floor around my feet. She was mutilated. Like a wild bear was trapped in there with her. I sat there screaming for my baby to come back. How could this have happened? How could my little girl be asleep one moment and then fed on a next? I sat there holding what remained of my daughter when I heard her closet door slowly creek open from behind me. I quickly jumped up and looked over my shoulder to see the same figure from my dream standing there. I could tell now it was a very tall looking man. His skin was pale and grey; his hands were wrinkly and dry with long sharp nails, his mouth covered in the blood of my daughter. He took a step out of the closet; his deep black eyes never left mine. I froze in my tracks, I tried to run but it’s like he had a hold of me. He opened his bloody mouth revealing Amanda’s flesh still in between his razor sharp teeth. He began to whisper over and over... “KILLED AMANDA, KILLED AMANDA”. His whispers quickly turning into blood curling screams “KILLED AMANDA, KILLED AMANDA”. He just stood there across the room from me and began to laugh whenever he looked over at her. His laughs were very deep, and seemed to echo throughout the house. His eyes panned back to me instantly and he let out a terrifying screech before charging at me with his mouth wide open. I still couldn’t move so I was determined I would die. But as he charged me I felt nothing but a cold breeze through my body. I opened my eyes and he was gone. All that was left was me and what remained of Amanda. I sat on her bed and cried until the authorities showed up.

It has been a little over 10 years since that fateful night. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think about my sweet baby. Today is actually Amanda’s birthday; she would have been 15 today. You may be wondering why I’m telling you this story, but the world must know. I am innocent; I did not kill my daughter and eat her like the papers said. I’ve been in this cell for 10 years now and not a single person believes me, not even my own parents who I haven’t been in contact with in years. I just needed to tell my story in hopes that somewhere, somebody will believe me about Jeremy. I still see him most nights. He just stands in the shadows of the prison facility, taunting me with his low demonic laugh. It will all be over soon though. I am scheduled for execution by the state tomorrow morning. So go get out of here and enjoy your family while you still can because Jeremy’s soulless black eyes aren’t watching my every move anymore, he’s watching you. Sweet dreams.

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Peter Griffin for Smash

World News Reddit - 7 hours 19 min ago

Hello, I am freebiesaregreat and this is my first Reddit post. I wanna talk about my most requested character for Smash Ultimate, which is Peter Griffin. It feels like whenever I legitimately say “I want Peter Griffin in Smash Bros”, people always assume I’m memeing or joking, but that certainly isn’t the case. Family Guy is one of my favourite shows, and Smash Bros is definitely one of my favourite video game series, so naturally I thought a combo of the two would be nice.

Why he deserves to be in the game:

Family Guy is an old show, starting all the way back in 1999, and the show is still running today. Family Guy is one of the largest faces of the adult cartoon community, and to add on to that the show has received some pretty great ratings over the year. Because of this it’s safe to say that Peter is somewhat of an icon in the world of adult cartoons. On the show, we have learned that Peter Griffin can definitely hold his own in a fight. Not only this, but other Nintendo characters have appeared or have had references on the show as well. For example, we’ve seen Mario and Luigi appear in the show a few times, as well as Mario, Peach and Bowser having their own little short. Other games have been referenced that appeared on Nintendo consoles, such as Punch Out and Street Fighter. Finally, Peter and his friends have also used an NES console to play some sports games featured on the console. This proves the fact that Peter has had at least minimal interactions of Nintendo characters.

Moveset:

I even managed to think of a pretty good moveset for Peter. His aerials and smash attacks could be anything, so I will only share my ideas for the specials.

Neural B- Meg projectile Origin: Meg is generally known as the punching bag of Family Guy, and her being used as a projectile for Peter would be no surprise considering he constantly bullies her.

Side B- Roadhouse Kick Origin: Peter is known to do a special roundhouse kick that he got from a movie. This kick is called roadhouse. In the episode it appears in, Peter constantly uses this kick to utterly destroy others who defy him or others.

Down B: Fart Blast Origin: Peter farts a lot. This could simply be a different version of Warios fart blast, except maybe with less knockback, but more height and damage.

Up B: Petercopter Origin: Peter has had many special vehicles overtime, one of which was the Petercopter. I really didn’t have too many ideas for Up B, but I feel like this could work.

Final Smash: Bird is the word dance Origin: Peter finds his new favourite song in an episode, in which he constantly plays that song along with a dance he created, annoying everyone around him.

Skins: I’d imagine for Peters skins it would just be a basic palette swap for his clothing. Here are some characters they could be based on: -Quagmire -Lois -Stewie -Joe -Retep -Meg -Sexy Peter distracting the guards

Conclusion: So, in conclusion, I feel that Peter would be a fine addition to Smash, factoring in popularity, moveset potential and reasonable points to put him in the game. I really hope Peter can make it in, but let me know what you think, and what you want Peter Griffin in Smash Bros :)

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Peter Griffin for Smash

World News Reddit - 7 hours 21 min ago

Hello, I am /u/freebiesaregreat and this is my first Reddit post. I wanna talk about my most requested character for Smash Ultimate, which is Peter Griffin. It feels like whenever I legitimately say “I want Peter Griffin in Smash Bros”, people always assume I’m memeing or joking, but that certainly isn’t the case. Family Guy is one of my favourite shows, and Smash Bros is definitely one of my favourite video game series, so naturally I thought a combo of the two would be nice.

Why he deserves to be in the game:

Family Guy is an old show, starting all the way back in 1999, and the show is still running today. Family Guy is one of the largest faces of the adult cartoon community, and to add on to that the show has received some pretty great ratings over the year. Because of this it’s safe to say that Peter is somewhat of an icon in the world of adult cartoons. On the show, we have learned that Peter Griffin can definitely hold his own in a fight. Not only this, but other Nintendo characters have appeared or have had references on the show as well. For example, we’ve seen Mario and Luigi appear in the show a few times, as well as Mario, Peach and Bowser having their own little short. Other games have been referenced that appeared on Nintendo consoles, such as Punch Out and Street Fighter. Finally, Peter and his friends have also used an NES console to play some sports games featured on the console. This proves the fact that Peter has had at least minimal interactions of Nintendo characters.

Moveset:

I even managed to think of a pretty good moveset for Peter. His aerials and smash attacks could be anything, so I will only share my ideas for the specials.

Neural B- Meg projectile Origin: Meg is generally known as the punching bag of Family Guy, and her being used as a projectile for Peter would be no surprise considering he constantly bullies her.

Side B- Roadhouse Kick Origin: Peter is known to do a special roundhouse kick that he got from a movie. This kick is called roadhouse. In the episode it appears in, Peter constantly uses this kick to utterly destroy others who defy him or others.

Down B: Fart Blast Origin: Peter farts a lot. This could simply be a different version of Warios fart blast, except maybe with less knockback, but more height and damage.

Up B: Petercopter Origin: Peter has had many special vehicles overtime, one of which was the Petercopter. I really didn’t have too many ideas for Up B, but I feel like this could work.

Final Smash: Bird is the word dance Origin: Peter finds his new favourite song in an episode, in which he constantly plays that song along with a dance he created, annoying everyone around him.

Skins: I’d imagine for Peters skins it would just be a basic palette swap for his clothing. Here are some characters they could be based on: -Quagmire -Lois -Stewie -Joe -Retep -Meg -Sexy Peter distracting the guards

Conclusion: So, in conclusion, I feel that Peter would be a fine addition to Smash, factoring in popularity, moveset potential and reasonable points to put him in the game. I really hope Peter can make it in, but let me know what you think, and what you want Peter Griffin in Smash Bros :)

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[ECONOMIC] Republic of Tajikistan, 2024

World News Reddit - 7 hours 23 min ago
REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон

DUSHANBE

2024

After five years of great efforts, our great infrastructure projects are ready!

Tajikistan is dramatically increasing its aluminum production; our now modernized and expanded mills will produce about 600,000 tons starting in 2025 - double the total capacity in 2020. With this, the regional market will be completely dominated and our economy will be able to advance even further.

Two of the largest thermoelectric power plants in the world were also opened in Gorno-Badakhshan. Operated entirely by locals, these plants more than doubled our current energy output. Combined with power lines that have been fully repaired in previous years, our industries will now be able to operate at any time of the day without any fear of blackout.

All this, however, is irrelevant at the moment. While the projects do not yet demonstrate all of their benefits to our economy, we can only thank Vladimir Putin for allowing a military coup to happen.

Thanks, Putin.

Category Info GDP $12,003,503,867.92 GDP Growth Rate 6% Percent Spent 38% Budget $4,561,331,470 Population last year 9,957,165 Population growth rate 1.017 New Population 10,130,049 GDP/Capita $1,185 Expenditure Percentage Funds in millions Social Services 27.00% $1,232 Welfare/Social Security 5.00% $228 Healthcare 11.00% $502 Education 11.00% $502 Government 27.90% $1,273 Defense 14.00% $639 Black Budget 0.90% $41 Ministry of Finance 2.00% $91 Ministry of Labour 2.50% $114 Foreign Affairs 2.00% $91 Internal Affairs 2.50% $114 Other Government Affairs 2.00% $91 Debt Interest/Repayment 2.00% $91 Science 19.10% $871 Agriculture 5.00% $228 Research 8.10% $369 Energy 6.00% $274 Infrastructure 26.00% $1,186 Infrastructure 13.00% $593 Transportation 6.00% $274 Utilities 7.00% $319 Total 100.00% $4,561 submitted by /u/Raznq to r/worldpowers
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Government Network project offers a unique idea in the cryptocurrency market and blockchain technology, to decentralize everything related to politics, elections and the Constitution.

World News Reddit - 7 hours 23 min ago

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The project offers a unique idea in the cryptocurrency market and blockchain technology, to decentralize everything related to politics, elections and the Constitution.

The step to create the project was the situation that has developed around the world in the field of politics. Constant lies, the purchase of votes in the elections and all the dirt in which the political system of the world drowned to the ears.

The project wants to implement a new methodology of governance around the world, and to teach other governments. Government Network project aims to build a new nation of people who are able to achieve their goal by honest work.

The project builds the first decentralized boundless country based on blockchain technology and operating from a decentralized Autonomous organization. Government Network will use different blockchain registers to increase security, scale and efficiency. And each chain is optimized for this task. Specialized block chain include leaves identity management, statement management and basic book.

The ecosystem will include existing block chains adapted for their role in Government Network integration by third-party block chains and potentially new chains.

https://thegovernment.network/

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Pewdiepie vs T-Series Subs-Challenge is one of the most ridiculously moronic trends that have occurred since a long time and it perfectly shows how brainwashed, senseless and pliable people (especially the young ones) nowadays have become.

World News Reddit - 7 hours 23 min ago

I would not even be surprised, if it later came out that this whole drama was just a plan made by both channels. Because not only do both of them get free advertisement on every social media platform out there, but they also make a ton of profit from the new millions of subs and views.

And the thing that annoys me the most is the amount of people who are falling for this trick and wasting their time on following this shit-show, watching videos from both channels and giving them free likes and/or subscriptions as if it will make the world finally a better place, if one of the both morons has more subs than the other.

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GSCPlatform - Solutions for the Flight Sector

World News Reddit - 7 hours 23 min ago

Genesis Supply Chain Platform is a company based in France. We are developing supply chain solutions to improve flight security and streamline the process for the Aviation Industry.

We will focus first on the Aviation industry and then launch our platform to the Automotive and Railroad sectors.

The purpose of GSCP is to simplify the processes involved in managing the supply chain and improve flight safety with end to end tracking parts from manufacturing to installation using blockchain. We will provide suppliers and buyers with efficient and powerful technical tools that will enable them to streamline and secure their internal processes. GSCP will expand the reach of buyers and sellers through our global market. By combining blockchain we will be able to take advantage of security and speed in transactions and to keep a lasting record for lifetime parts.

Initially, our platform users were buyers and suppliers in the field of aeronautics or suppliers that offered goods and services for indirect purchases for this industry. The organization responsible for monitoring airworthiness (CAMO), MRO, and airlines that controls and monitors the chips installed on the aircraft and wants to anticipate their supply and subcontracting and increase their clients' safety flights.

Finally aviation authorities around the world can confirm information via Blockchain using the GSC Platform to eliminate doubts after an audit for example.

The launch of the GSC Aviation platform will be effective in 2019 Q1 after passing all tests by aeronautical professionals. This will be done in partnership with Christophe Costes (FlyDynamics CEO) so that it can match the client's expectations.

By increasing the efficiency of the supply chain process, this platform allows buyers to save valuable time and focus on strategic purchases and added value for the company. GSC, a solution that is durable, inexpensive and easily manageable. This allows you to realize economies of scale in the long run.

Blockchain technology provides perfect search capabilities of all equipment available in the GSC Aviation database. Secured, cannot be forgiven, and immediately available. This reliable and accurate information will guarantee total security for all MROs and airlines. In this way flight accidents due to human error will greatly decrease. In addition, the use of blockchain by GSC Aviation will allow access to all pieces and documents of equipment through its life cycle, from creation to retirement.

The eternal growth of the Aeronautics Sector is combined with traditional approaches to managing supply chains, hindering industry players. There are new technology solutions that can secure the supply chain and streamline the company's processes.

We believe in the evolutionary potential that blockchain can provide to the buyer, tracking and process parts. The GSC platform will improve safety and reduce costs in the Aeronautical supply chain sector.

Our aim is to improve flight safety and enable economies of scale for aerospace industry players by optimizing the overall supply chain.

GSC Aviation Platform

Immediate embarkation for an optimized supply chain

Quick Search

Thanks to the search module, the GSC flight platform allows you to find suppliers close to you. Thanks to a rating system indexed by search engines, the top ranking vendor appears first in your results.

Optimized Discovery

Detailed identity cards stored in the database allow you to quickly access each supplier's information.

Centralization Tender

According to the needs of goods and services, select suppliers and criteria that determine your choice and submit bids for tenders in a few clicks.

Tracking of Ordinary and Efficient Suppliers

The GSCplatform gives each buyer dashboard list information about suppliers and their previous collaboration. Technical tools and easy to use for buyers allow them to save time and concentrate on strategic purchases and higher value-added tasks for their companies.

GSC Aviation Blockchain

Control & Track

To manage planned equipment obsolescence, information is stored and secured on the GSC Aviation Blockchain. Blockchain is able to remind customers of MRO, Airlines and CAMO for inspections and tests to be carried out on each section. The visibility of this information also allows to anticipate ordering parts at the end of the potential and thus to reach an effective source with optimal buying conditions.

GSC Aviation Blockchain technology is used to store and secure the entire life cycle of aeronautical components. From manufacturing to aircraft installation, through a general inspection, repair or repair in the workshop, it is possible to consult all procedures performed. Thanks to Blockchain technology and perfect traceability of aerospace parts, aircraft are safer and passengers and crew crew safety is improved.

WEBSITE :https://gscplatform.io/

WHITEPAPER & LIGHTPAPER :https://gscplatform.io/whitepaper-light-paper/

Bounty0x ID: ecamli

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All of my arguments against God.

World News Reddit - 7 hours 23 min ago

People have probably thought of these before, but to my knowledge I have thought of these all myself. Please read these through because I spent a long time on thinking of these and writing this.

1: People say that god knows what is best for you, but they also claim that humans have free will. How can god know what the future of your life is when you have free will and can change it? My mother says my dad didn’t get so many jobs because of the better job he got later. But if god can’t control the free will of the people hiring him is god essentially gambling with his life?

2: Why does god let people die? Christians are like “Oh it is because of Adam and Eve blah blah blah”. Essentially does that mean that Adam and Eve are responsible for all deaths in the world and have murdered billions of people and should go to hell?

3: Why did Jesus need to die to free us from our sins? If God can do anything why does his only son NEED to die to free us from our sins. That would mean that he preferred his son dying than not to die since he could do it without him dying anyways.

4: If you pray for someone to be safe and then they die, does it mean God doesn’t listen to you, he wants them to die, or he can’t control it. All of those things directly contradict the Christian religion. If god could stop the Holocaust, why didn’t he do it? The only obvious answer is that he wanted the Jews to die. (I do not support Nazis and do not think the Jews should have died. This is only an example.)

5: If you are born in, for example, Japan, and you are never exposed to Christianity so therefore you are not Christian, will you go to hell for not believing in God? You have no opportunity to believe in God so why would you be punished for something you can’t control? Say you cure cancer, solve world hunger, and singlehandedly maintain world peace but you are Hindu, would you go to hell despite all of the good things you have done?

6: God obviously wanted us to not die, but because of Adam and Eve we do. But even if he could not stop us from dying couldn’t he give us cures for diseases, give us as much food as water as people needed, give us advanced technology, etc? He could have easily combatted death and at least prolonged our lifespan.

7: Why is God a male? Why is Jesus his son and not his daughter? Why were the apostles all male? Since men and women are equal, why didn’t he tell us that before? Either he still doesn’t believe men and women are equal, or he knew but didn’t bother to tell us and even actively promoted that ideology.

8: Out of all the things God could do, why does he not show himself? It seems an all powerful being would at least have some presence in our world. Oh you just need to believe in him, have faith, blah blah blah. That’s bull. I see no reason to do that if he truly loves us. If you never saw one of your parents your whole life, but your other parent kept insisting that that parent still loved you, would you believe them? You wouldn’t because that parent probably abandoned you.

9: Why does God allow rapists to become priests? Even though he can’t control free will, he can still influence our decisions and guide us, so why doesn’t he help them not hire the priests, or help the priests not rape? It doesn’t add up and anybody should see these flaws.

10: This is personally my favorite argument. The Bible says Satan used to be an angel but chose to go on a path against God. But mathematically, after an infinite amount of time in heaven all possibilities of reality will happen, every choice will be made, you will eventually do everything there is to be done. So during that infinite time, wouldn’t all of the angels turn against God? If Satan decided not to go against got anymore God would still keep him in hell as once you are in hell you are there forever, as it is an eternal punishment. So even if the angels turn against God JUST ONCE they will eternally be in hell. We know angels can go to hell because that’s what happened to Satan. So eventually all the angels will be in hell. But people can go to hell too, so would all people too go to hell eventually? If you did that would open up a whole new world of flaws.

11: Why is killing people bad if they can just go to heaven quicker? Why does the church not support abortion if those babies just get to go straight to heaven and skip the sadness and pain of this world? The garden of Eden was essentially heaven so god intended for people not to suffer on Earth at first. If god wanted humans to go on Earth and suffer for some reason, then god WANTED Eve to eat the apple from the forbidden tree. (Also why did god even put a tree there if they should eat from it it’s so stupid.) And that would mean that the Original sin wasn’t a sin, and Satan helped god, and humans were unfairly punished.

12: If Adam and Eve ate the apple so therefore we die, isn’t it unfair that we need to die too? African Americans were enslaved in America for things they couldn’t control, their ethnicity. They were punished for something they couldn’t control unfairly, for no reason. If Adam and Eve did something, why do we need to die for it?

Those are all of my arguments for now. I have been thinking of these all for years and perfecting them. My whole family is Christian and I try to tell them these things and they use the classic “God works in mysterious ways” excuse. It’s basically the “Because I told you so” thing some parents say. Hopefully you can convince people that god does not exist with these. I’m posting this truly to help people, because the more the human race is blinded by lies the less we can learn and achieve together.

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PART 2 - Me (32F) together with boyfriend (36M) for 1 year - feeling like Plan B

World News Reddit - 7 hours 24 min ago

PART 2 - Me (32F) together with boyfriend (36M) for 1 year - feeling like Plan B

Thanks to everyone for your assistance with my prior post. It really means a lot that there are so many kind strangers in this world. Also please forgive my Reddit nubness, I'm a long time Reddit lurker but not much a poster so still new at this.

Some things I wanted to add: People are pointing out I should be concerned with his level of forwardness upfront. A couple notes: a) he and his entire family are sugary sweet to everyone b) In my dating bio, I didn’t just have a picture, but a link to a longer about section that resonated a lot with his interests, beliefs, values, etc (we were also having pretty upfront indepth lengthy conversations from day one) and c) the forwardness wasn't and isn't a concern to me. Different strokes for different folks I suppose.

My concern isn’t even him messaging someone else before we met (that’s to be expected with online dating, nothing’s real til you meet in person) but rather the message he sent specifying he’s all about me alone and despite that, still sending a very affectionate letter to his ex.

For any newcomers, my prior post was as follows (edited to clarify prior misunderstandings). If there's any constructive feedback, I'd love to hear.
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About a year ago, boyfriend and I matched on Bumble. We talked for a week, met for dinner, and started dating shortly after. From the beginning he was laying it on thick - incredibly flirty and way over the top forward (almost too forward) about us getting together, dating, etc.

We've been together a year now and it's been the most fulfilling (least drama filled) relationship I've had. He drives 2 hours to see me every weekend and gets a hotel with no complaints and regularly tells me he can't wait to start a family and build a life together.

Recently, he applied for a job out closer to me and in anticipation of an interview follow up email we're extra excited about, we've been checking his emails frantically (we have an open phone policy). At one point I googled some keywords to see if maybe it'd gone to junk/spam and while searching stumbled across an email he sent to his ex (girl he dated right before me) the day right after we matched on Bumble:
"I miss you and think of you every single day. I love you with all my heart. My heart belongs to you. I hope you and the kids are doing great. I truly miss you all. I love you."

He sent this to her 11/11/17. We matched on 11/10/17. Earlier in the day 11/11/17 he wrote **me**:
"I want you to know if you end up wanting to be together, I am going to delete these accounts in a heartbeat! Because I want you and only you! There is no need to ever talk to anyone else. I am very old school in the sense that I talk to one woman and never would even begin to talk to someone else while I'm talking to someone."

So I'm like what the heck? How could you be messaging me you want only me and are willing to delete your online dating profiles - then hours later that day send such an affectionate letter to your ex?

Like, I realize it was a year ago. And I realize I have no right to feel this way considering technically we weren't exclusive at this point and hadn't even met face to face. Again, my concern isn’t even him messaging someone else before we met (that’s to be expected with online dating, nothing’s real til you meet in person) but rather the message he sent specifying he’s all about me alone and despite that, still sending a very affectionate letter to his ex.

(Some facts to consider about their prior relationship - they dated 2 months, she was pursuer, told him she wanted to marry and wanted him to move in with her and her 3 kids right away while she was moving her prior boyfriend out (her neighbor said she was like Baskin Robbins with a new flavor every week LOL). So he gets a job lined up and starts slowly moving his stuff in - she lived an hour away so he had to up and relocate.
The week before he's due to move in, she suddenly starts picking fights over the littlest things. The days before he's due to move in, she starts saying they should see less of each other, maybe every other weekend, he starts questioning what's changed? She then breaks it off altogether. He kept contacting her asking what happened? How'd this go from 100 to zero suddenly overnight?
He then gets a call from the cops telling him she has requested he no longer contact her and if he does, a restraining order will be filed. This came totally out of left field with zero explanation from her. MY THEORY: she was on a "break" with the previous guy (who never knew her dating someone new - she hid it saying he was just a coworker and never introducted them), re-made up with him, and wanted to avoid the confrontation of having to explain things/be the bad guy. I'll also add boyfriend isn't the most experienced at dating as he married his first serious girlfriend, was cheated on, divorced, and this was his first serious relationship since that.)
He says he swears on his mother's life that when he sent this message he had zero intent on winning this girl back. But rather he was so desperate for answers, as to why she would've just up and left him out of nowhere with zero explanation. I said "Soooo...why not ask why she ended things instead of telling her you love her?"

He said, "Remember? I did that already and she had the cops call me. If I did that again she'd have me arrested." He said maybe if he sent an email tugging at her heartstrings, maybe that would prompt her to reply something that would clue him in on why she ended things (met someone else, you weren't abc enough, etc.).

It seems weird to me and every time I get down about it, he sees it and reminds me "Remember that I told you I swore on my mother's life. Let my mother go to hell when she dies if I'm lying about my intent. You know I would never say that if I was lying."

(I'll add I'm in therapy for relationship anxiety and past sabotaging tendencies - been going about 5 years now.)

Does anyone have any constructive insight on this? Or been in a similar situation and have advice? Am I the backup here?

TL;DR boyfriend messaged his ex the day after matching online with me (before meeting officially). I have self sabotaging tendencies and anxiety. I now feel like I was Plan B in that moment.

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Calling POST HTTP requests from C# or SQL, which is more efficient? (Trello API)

World News Reddit - 7 hours 24 min ago

Just beginning to delve into the API world.. I have a series of Trello API POST requests that I am wanting to call which fully decorate a Trello Kanban board, i.e. Create board, list, card, checklist, comments, attachments etc. I will be using a series of database tables and stored procedures and I am wondering whether its more efficient to execute the POST requests within the Stored procedures or create a .net library and send the POST requests/call the SP's all from there.

Brand new to this so suggestions are very welcome.

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My PUBG EU Qualifier cheat sheet

World News Reddit - 7 hours 25 min ago

My estimates about the following week. Thought I might as well post it here, since I make them anyway. Feel free to discuss and please don't forget to tell me where I'm totally wrong.

GROUP A

Fenerbace

Former Griffins, former Sangal. Finished second in the MEA qualifiers. The team played a strong GLL 2 season, coming in second in the CIS Division, making it to the Grand Finals in Stockholm and getting signed by Sangal. The LAN itself turned out to be pretty disastrous, starting with being forced to use a sub, as MarcoDelvecchio's apply for a Visa in Sweden got denied. In total, the performance at LAN was pretty disappointing. Even though the team did enhance in the second day of the tournament, it couldn't rectify the mistakes, that were already made and the team finished at the 16th place. Now being signed again by no other than Fenerbace, one of the most well-known sport clubs in Turkey, they have to even more show their skills, making clear that the GLL desaster was a one-off fail. On the positive side, they at least have a LAN experience, which could be quite useful. 50% chance of succeding.

Crew Esports

This turkish team came in first in the MEA qualifiers. I haven't seen them play any place else than the qualifiers, but their sub/analyst/coach stated on reddit, that they are surely the best turkish team in group A. We'll have to wait and see. 25%

Team Alpochinki

This lucky team replaces X04Y_FNCTAWEK which can't attend at the qualifiers for VISA reasons. It's interesting to see if this team did improve over the year. Keep in mind that they came in last place at CIS PGI qualifiers LAN and in GLL season 2 they dropped to Bravo Division quite regularly and ended up 30th overall. Not sure if cannon fodder, or not. 25%

Jokers

Formerly known as Never Give Up. On the sheet a fearsome roster. Only 4th place in the qualifiers, but 25 kills in 4 games speaks for itself. Pretty sure they'll make it through. 75%

Se7en Esports

Mumino's new squad. Premier squad in the qualifiers. Possible candidate for the next big team award. They frag, they position themselves good and they have a good timing. Safe candidat for the next round. 75%

Zoekt een naam

So what to say about Zoekt een Naam. Well known players, diverging performances. Making it to the final qualifiers could give them the impetus they need to make it to the big league. Still, I'm a bit skeptic and give them a 50%

eSuba

The striving czech team. People talked about their stellar performances. They can dominate a game from start to end. Unsure if they will keep it up, but anything below 8th place would be a disapointment to me. 75%

Team Gamer Legion

The Loot Goblins, They're around since the dawn of competitive Pubg. On and off, switching to other teams and reforming the team again (at least bjorN and t1mber). It's so nice to see that staying at it and keep grinding can get you eventually somewhere, some time. Now they got sponsored and take part in the pro league qualifiers LAN. I'm glad that they made it to Minsk and I would like to see the tale of TGL going on. 50%

Sans Domicile Fixe

Ex- Millenium. Seeing Millenium drop out of Pubg comp made me a little sad, since they were around like forever (October 2017). I assumed that the Broadcaster Royale win of THZ would've given a bit more exposure to the team. Potential candidate for the top 8. 50%

Oyun Hizmetleri

Not the same roster as in PGI. Controversial figure Jusse0. Not my pick for the first 8 in this group. 25%

G2 Esports

This just warms my heart. G2 is a org that didn't change the roster like mad and gave the team (all of them early alpha leaderboard grinders) the time to evolve. They've never really shown that they belong to the top, making unforgiving mistakes like taking fights way too early in the game, losing members unnescessarily etc., but if they manage to iron out the flaws, I could see them making their way to the next round. 50%

Penta

My personal favorite in this group. Adding ItzzChrizzz to the roster made this squad is even more brutal. Also they play very smart. If I had to chose, I'd give Penta a direct invite and let Vitality or NiP play qualifiers. (On a second thought, I'm not so sure anymore, but I don't think there is much space between those three). 75%

Alliance

Alliance is another squad of OG's. Each and every player has already participated at 2017 Gamescom iirc. Another team that would've deserved a direct invite. I think they'll make it anyway. 75%

TSM

TSM is a team I'm really looking forward to watch. The one time I saw the new roster play (I can't remember when and where and I really tried to look it up, but the internet is not my friend sometimes) has been old, unkucky, unsuccesful TSM all over again, just with different players. I wonder if they will adapt their strategy for this one. 50% (in all sincerity, I don't want to have a pro league without them. 100%)

Avangar

It wasn't that good of a LAN for Avangar at GLL finals. Now is the real deal. On sheet probably the best Team from Eastern Europe in this qualifiers. Trouble is so many Eastern teams seem to be the best Eastern team at the moment. OSL win was nice, but I refuse the idea that that tournament meant anything in regards to the pro league. 50%

Tornado Energy Battle

I should know more about them, but unfortunately, I don't. They were Katana at some point and I know that azverin was once in this squad, but beyond that, not much. 25%

GROUP B

Team Ready

So... Team Ready. There's probably enough talking about them and especially Iroh. Positioning at GLL finals was good, rotations below average (did they even scout at all?), fragging ability is good plus the team seemed like they could handle the pressure quite well. 50 %

Raise Your Edge

The most recent signed team (I think) in this competitor field. All of them well known players with a huge amount of experience, even PGI Lan experience, in the case of Fastrail. 75 %,

forZe

Former Team Huge Potential. They didn't really catch my eye so far, which is strange since they finished 2nd in the Eastern EU qualifiers. I was actually rooting for Vega (yeah,well...) and Uniq (so close!) while watching the games, so it's my bad I missed out on them, I guess. 50 %

ToxicPlayers

I've seen them at Legends Arena games, although the only remaining player is Welles. A 6th place over all in the Eastern qualifiers,with a 9th, two 7th and a 4th place finish is not the best recommendation. ToxicPlayers had to rearrange the roster due to the disqualification of dangerousPelmen, who got caught cheating in previous games on a alternate account. Not good for the team moral, I imagine. I'd say they only have a outside chance. 25 %

Personal Courageux

Haven't seen this team a lot either, I can't even tell in which teams these players played before they formed this roster. 4th Place in the CIS qualifiers with only 13 kills. 25%

Saunabois (ex Havu)

The chemistry in this team shouldn't be a problem. They're playing as a team for ages. I can't even tell when Tiikzu joined and bikini_modell got replaced. Must've been early this year. On a good day a serious contender for the top 8. 50%

Team Chargers

4th place in the MEA qualifiers. Never seen them play before that, so I can't tell much about them. ArmutTV is a set sub for this turkish team. 25%

Odense Esports

Absolute top team. They'll be everyones dark horse, once they made it to the next round. 75%.

Red Diamonds

Everyone how saw them at GLL Finals might agree that RD are probably a frontrunner for the qualification, even in this top class competition. As for me, RD is the proof that CIS Region, at least in my eyes, made the biggest progress in 2018. Top team. 75%

Moonwolf

Moonwolf is a team that suddenly came out of nowhere, maybe similar to Exalt/Penta. They stayed in the upper bracket of EU teams. A serious candidate for a top 3 placements, if they don't choke hard or die to a single snake. 75%

Team Reciprocity

What a big reputation this team has. No need to talk about any of the players in particular. The expectations about this team are all about with how many points in the lead they will win their group. Could be a downside to that if they can't stand the enormous pressure. But I doubt it. They have shown their ability to manoeuver themselves out of impossible situations, which in my humble opinion makes the difference between a good and a world class team. 75%

M19

I could just copy the text about Reciprocity, but that doesn't feel right. I'm actually a bit worried about M19's recent performances. The main problem I see, is that M19 is already a known Top Tier team. They already won a LAN and at this point, things could potentially only get worse. In other words, if M19 fails to qualify, I wouldn't be too surprised. 50%

Excelarate Gaming

It's time for Excelarate to step up the ladder. They have the tactical and mechanical skills to enter the circle of the best teams in EU /top 10. So far the only LAN they qualified for is Leicester, if I'm not totally wrong. A place in the top 8 in this group seems doable. 50%

Besiktas

Besiktas/Moon Dogs, may be a sort of a dark horse or even a ugly duckling throughout this year, but they assured me with their consistency in GLL, that this hurdle in Minsk will be taken by them, bringing them a step closer to where I think they belong. 75%

Method

I don't want to imagine a pro league without Method. 100%

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