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How to Find the Right Hunter for Your Launch on Product Hunt.

2023.03.24 08:12 morgankung How to Find the Right Hunter for Your Launch on Product Hunt.

Hi, startups. 🤗 I’m Morgan Kung, a startup founder as well.
As a startup, we all know that Product Hunt is an influential product launch platform and I launched 3 apps there till now. A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about my experience of launching these 3 and be asked many times that how I found the right hunters and led over-expected launch results. So I decided to share why you need to find the right hunters to launch your products and how to find suitable hunters as well as how to invite them to publish your products.
Hope it's helpful to your product launch journey.
let’s get started. 🏹🎉
Benefits of getting a famous hunter to launch your product.
We have to admit that we are living in an era where traffic is king, which is why we better seek a famous hunter to help us launch our product instead of doing it ourselves.
Famous hunters are usually very nice, willing to help start-up teams showcase their work to the world, have a considerable number of followers, and are true technology enthusiasts. If a famous hunter launches your product,
What famous hunters can not do is make people like your product and become your users or clients, so makers should always note that spotlighting what specific issues your product can solve in your description box.
Now comes the question: how to find the right hunter for your product? There are a lot of factors to consider. Let me explain.
Find the Right Hunter 🎯
If we assume that every top hunter you contact agrees to launch, it’s not wise for a huntee without first determining if the hunter is a good fit for your product. Follow these steps to find the right hunter on Product Hunt:
Step 1. Searching for the Right Hunter 🕵️
An ideal hunter should fulfill the following 3 requirements:
  1. A high number of followers
  2. Several successful launches
  3. A few launches in your category
Where can you actually find them? You can do it manually or take advantage of hunter-searching tools.
Manually
  1. Click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Type 'Hunter' into the search bar and hit enter.
  3. You will see three tabs above the search results then. Select the 'People' tab.
  4. This will show you all users whose description of their profile includes the word 'hunter'.
  5. Then follow them and find their contact information on their profile pages, them reach out.
Hunter searching tools
Step 2. Make an Effective Pitch 📝
As you might already have guessed, this part is the trickiest and requires most of your time.
The famous hunters get tens of emails and DMs every day, and if your pitch is not attractive, the chances of them replying are close to zero. You need to prepare a well-prepared pitch that’s precise and gives an overall idea of what your product is all about.
You can follow the following tips to create a pitch to reach out to the Product Hunt hunters:
Please note that keep everything as simple as possible, and show your sincerity. At last, don’t forget to ask for ideas to improve your product at the end.
Also, the following picture shows 5 common pitching mistakes you should avoid:
Step 3. Prepare a Hunter Kit 📦
When goes to pitching, it is important to provide the hunter with all the necessary information in a clear and organized format. This not only makes the posting process easier for the hunter, but also ensures that your product is represented accurately to the community.
Some hunters will send you their customized webpage, you only need to submit all the information and materials mentioned on the page.
Key information that should be included in your hunter kit are:
Provide all necessary information to the hunter for a better chance at a successful launch. The more details you provide, the better the hunter can evaluate and share the product with the community. Be comprehensive and feel free to include all the details in your hunter kit.
Step 4. Reach out 📤
Once you’ve prepared your pitch and hunter kit, it’s time to reach out to hunters. Email is usually the best way to contact them, but if you can’t find their email, Twitter DMs can work too. In some cases, hunters may have created a page like Chris Messina’s here, which makes it easier to contact them. By the way, Chris is the 🏆#1 hunter at Product Hunt currently, he’s the hunter of well-known ChatGPT as well.
Based on my experience, it’s better to reach out to around 4 hunters at a time, which means you send messages or emails to 4 hunters at the first and don’t start to contact more before they reply to you saying no. Thus, my suggestion is to start the process 4-6 weeks before the launch.
If your pitch gets accepted by a hunter, be sure to immediately post the first comment as soon as the product goes live on the launch day. I’d also suggest having a press kit ready in case any journalist or blogger wants to feature you in their story.
Final words
To successfully attract a hunter, keep in mind that they appreciate:
The more you understand the hunter and their interests in launching products, the smoother the process will be.
That’s it, that’s how I found the right hunter, hope it can help you to do so.
If you have any related questions, feel free to ask in the comments. 💬👇
Originally posted here: https://gemoo.com/blog/find-the-right-hunters-on-producthunt.htm
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2023.03.24 07:33 Frame_Late The Conversation: An Interloper one shot

[February 3rd, 2137]
[Memory Article transcribed by artificial intelligence]
Isuf paced back and forth in his remote, private office, his talons clicking on the metal floor. He was ready and waiting; ready to speak to the most famous Arxur in the dominion, far more famous than any Prophet-Descendant. Dajur, Warmaster and Sovereign of House Koth. His name was spoken with fear and awe across the entirety of the Dominion, many countless Arxur seeing him as some near-mythical figure. It was hard for Isif to argue with those who saw him that way as well, since his achievements rivaled even the Slayer King himself: nine planets destroyed, tens of billions of prey enslaved, and over thirty thousand Federation warships turned to slag.
But that's not what Isif was worried about; he was worried as to why Dojur would even want a meeting. Isif was from a relatively inconsequential and insignificant clan, and his career was mostly quiet until humanity was discovered. Dojur, on the other hand, was… Well, he was Dojur of Koth. There was little more to be said about such an Arxur; his reputation preceded him.
Suddenly, he heard the thump sound of a skimmer craft docking onto the small station. There was arguing, then silence. Isif felt his heart leap into his throat, the idea of coming face to face with such a legendary figure filling his stomach with the icy-cold sensation of anxiety.
Pull yourself together Isif: this is the meeting of a lifetime. You need to make a good impression and find out precisely what such a famed Warmaster sees fit to bless you with their presence.
The arguing became louder, his guards obviously attempting to prevent Dojur from entering unimpeded. The fools couldn't possibly believe they could detain such a figure, could they?
Suddenly, the doors opened, revealing a massive Arxur clad in finely decorated powered armor, both eyes trained on Isif. He bared his teeth in a snarling smile, lips torn and scarred. He was old, older than Isif could imagine, and yet despite the visible signs of his age he was no less intimidating; to lice so long in the cruel and unforgiving world of Arxur politics and intergalactic war simply meant he was that much more dangerous. Next to him was a Gojid save holding what looked like a holo-pad, his eyes humorless and focused, his body thin but not malnourished. He wore a simple leather collar adorned with a holo-tag that simply read Karn, and two wristbands signifying his slave rank as being of an administrative caste. Most interestingly, the slave seemed to be gifted with cybernetics, most notably a small, almost unnoticeable scanner sitting just above the left eye, a small red dot blinking every few seconds. It was probably hooked up with multi-purpose software, but it was clearly also a recording device. Isif would have to hold his tongue.
"Warmaster Dojur, it is an honor to finally get you in person," Isif stated, mouth dry.
"Oh, but the honor is all mine, Chief Hunter. I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to humor me with such a… clandestine meeting."
Isif licked his saurian lips nervously before continuing. "So, how can one such as I work to further your plans, Warmaster; what could I provide you that others cannot?"
Dojur chuckled. "There is no need for such formalities, Isif; this meeting is much more personal in mature than you may have realized," Dojur scratched his chin absentmindedly, "That reminds me: Karn! Begin a recording session, and create several triple encrypted backups just in case."
The save nodded fully, his eyes almost glassy, but there was still some will left there that Dojur hadn't broken him of his individuality just yet. "As you command, my master," he stated, "Shall I send the encrypted copies to your private server on Vitruna?"
"An excellent suggestion, Karn; in fact, send a copy to Salralia as well."
The slave named Karn nodded and tapped away at his pad diligently before the cyber ware on his brow activated, the light switching from a flickering red to a constant magenta color, signaling that a recording began. The slave then stepped back and watched the two Arxur expectantly.
"Thank you Karn," Dojur said, his gratitude seemingly genuine. "Now, where was I? Ah, yes; business. I have a simple proposition."
Isif didn't respond, skeptical of anything that Donur could offer.
"I see you don't trust me: that's completely understandable. I wouldn't trust anyone either if I knew my time was so short."
Isif choked on his own saliva at that remark, bursting into a fit of surprised coughs. Dojur simply seemed amused. "What are you implying?" Isif asked, throat sore from coughing.
Dojur chuckled again. "I keep forgetting that you are not as experienced in the ways of treachery as someone like me would be. Since that isn't the case, I'll be frank with you; your story is about to come to a tragic end."
Isif reached for his blade but faster than he could even register it happening Dojur disarmed him by grabbing and twisting his wrist so that Isif's blade clattered to the ground. His guards surged forward, but Dojure unclipped the gun from his belt, a heavy eviscerator pistol, and aimed it at the guards. "Tell them to leave, or ill paint the walls with their blood."
Isif hesitated, but Dojur did not. He fired his gun, killing the first guard in a heartbeat, the depleted uranium slug turning his skull into mush. The second guard backed away, his halberd wavering. "I will not ask again, Isif; tell them to back down. I am perfectly capable of slaying the remaining seventeen Arxur guards on this station effortlessly."
"Leave us," Isif shouted to the other guard, who did not hesitate in leaving.
"Smart choice," Dojur responded. "Now, I am going to speak, and you are only to speak when spoken to. Is that clear, hatchling?"
Isif nodded, fear gripping at his heart. Dojur's grip softened, and eventually, it was relinquished from Isif's wrist.
"Good. Now, the first and most important topic to discuss; your life has been rendered forfeit thanks to Giznel. Three days ago, your death warrant was signed. I had planned on meeting with you before then, soon after your conversation with him, but that sped things up. If my agents are correct, then you have less than a day to live."
Isif swallowed. How could Giznel do such a thing? He had entrusted Isif with handicapping the humans after Shaza's failure at Sillis. Why would he suddenly turn around and backstab Isif?
Dojur snorted at Isif's clear and uncompromised shock and betrayal. "If you didn't know this was inevitable, then you are a fool. Giznel has no desire to keep capable Arxir on his roster of underlings, and your ability to work with the humans to some degree of success proved that you are indeed capable in your own way. That, along with your infatuation with these unpredictable primates makes you a threat to his rule. I don't know what he told you, or what he plans with the humans, but it will no doubt end with either the complete subjugation or extermination of humanity."
Isif's blood froze at that. "How do you know?"
At this question, Dojur laughed bitterly, his own shade of betrayal blooming in his reptilian eyes. "Because they challenge the status quo; they are some of the most proficient warriors in the galaxy, yet they are capable of empathy. They have no claws or fangs, but they dominated their planet. They single-handedly brought the ways of the galaxy to a screeching. Giznel fears them, that they'll rid him of his power. I understand your infatuation with them, Isif; in fact, I share it to an extent. Their ferocity and bravery are admirable, and they have more than proven themselves to be worthy allies."
Isif couldn't help but agree. These humans were a wildcard, but also potential game changers.
"Second of all, what did Giznel speak to you about?"
Under any other circumstances, Isif would've kept his mouth shut. But Giznel had signed his death warrant; there was no longer any reason for Isif to honor Giznel's word.
"He told me… He told me that the Northwest Bloc during the great war killed our planet's cattle, not the Federation. The Prophet and his descendants are the cause of our people's starvation."
Dojur's hulking jaws clenched, and his eyes dilated dangerously. "Truly? That damnable prophet is the one who reduced our kind to mindless beasts?"
To hear those words come from the mouth of Dojur was shocking. He was a direct product of betterment; the perfect Arxur. To see him scorn the very ideals that created him made no sense.
But then again, neither did Dojur's actions. Sure, the way that the many Houses functioned compared to the Clans could seem alien at times, but Dojur's unique and downright heretical philosophies were a step to far for many. He treated his slaves with some semblance of dignity, granted them privileges that most other clans and houses wouldn't dream of, and bred discipline into his soldiers beyond compare. When lined up against the average warrior from a clan, a warrior from House Koth was practically a demigod. Dojur's ways were both successful and oddly… Human in a barbaric way. He was like the brutal, militaristic Arxur of the past, and not the savage and animalistic Arxur of the present.
"It seems impossible to me, yet at the same time I am ashamed for not accepting such a truth. The idea that the prophet would do such a thing… It seems beyond the logic of his own teachings. It breaks the system that he claimed works."
Now that made no sense. "What? How? The Prophet was cunning in that instance."
Dojur laughed. "Don't start that nonsense with me, you hatchling! The fool failed to execute his plan in a meaningful way and was incredibly lucky in the end. No, if he was true to his words, he would've fought the Morvim charter fairly, as I do with my enemies. Yet he cowered behind his warriors and flung bioweapons at his own people like prey."
Isif hadn't thought about it like that. Dojur was right, in a way; to prove who is the perfect arxur, one would have to test every skill and ability, rather than just cunning, and in the end, even the cunning of the prophet was obviously lacking if he starved his own people.
"What else? That cannot be it, Isif."
Isif gulped. "He started that Betterment and the Koloshians and Farsuls have been working together to keep the war going on forever. Giznel stated that it was to keep the struggle going eternally so that the perfect Arxur could be created."
At this moment, Isif feared for his life more than ever before. In a shout of rage, in an act of herculean strength, Dojur picked up his seven-hundred-pound titanium desk and flung it across the room like it was made of cardboard. It slammed against the wall, creating a deep dent and bending the desk at an unnatural angle. Dojur then calmed himself, taking deep breaths and regaining his composure.
"Forgive my outburst, Isif; I'll reimburse you for the damages."
"Nonsense," Isif croaked, terrified. Dokur simply chuckled.
"It is natural to be fearful, Isif, but you have nothing to fear from me. Now Giznel, he will rue the day he emerged from his mother's disease-ridden cunt."
Isif didn't respond.
"You know what hurts the most, Isif?" Dojur asked, his back still turned from the terrified Chief Hunter. "Twenty-five years. I dedicated nearly a quarter of my life to fighting the Federation. I glassed entire planets, broke impenetrable defenses, and risked life and limb so that the Arxur could take their natural place in the universe as the Apex predators. And to find out that the game was rigged from the start; to know that Giznel was always working with the damnable prey, to know that it was all a ruse to maintain power… I feel like I just aged another twenty-five more."
Isif still remained quiet, waiting for Dojur to finish his speech. "I sacrificed beloved friends, lovers, even children because I trusted that Giznek believed the war was winnable. Now I know he simply seeks to starve those below him so that he can keep them too hungry to think critically."
Now Isif spoke. "But why? Why not make us stronger so that we may compete at our full potential?"
At this, Dojur snorted. "Because Giznel doesn't actually care about the prophet or his teachings; he cares about power. Giznel breaks all the rules by refusing to compete and rigging the game so that at the end of the day he will always end up as the one with the full belly and the comfortable life. The true Prophet is dead, his bloodline has been dirtied and disgraced for generations, and his teachings are empty and meaningless. Now it is our time to take up the mantle."
Before is if could speak, Donur interrupted him. "If you survive the assassination attempt, prepare for the worst. Fill the bellies of your soldiers, negotiate with the humans, and prepare for war. I shall fight my own war on my own front soon, and together we shall break Giznel and his lapdogs, and I will personally flay him alive. And you shall join me at my side, and I shall become Donur, Sovereign of All. I will build a great and terrible army and I shall assail a thousand worlds in my quest to bring down both the Federation and the Dominion alike, and I shall remake the galaxy in my image.”
Karn watched from the corner, his frown ever vigilant on his face, his eyes trained on Isif like those of a robot. He might’ve retained some will, but much of his original personality and beliefs were likely tortured and starved out of him, if not worse. Isif noticed the scars and carvings on his flesh and the branded symbol of the twin thorned hounds of Koth burnt deeply into his chest. He saw the collar on his neck and the fine jewels that adorn his body. Isif had heard that Dojur spoke about seeing the Gojids differently, but he didn't quite believe it: This Gojid was obviously favored by Dojur, and yet he still obviously went through untold suffering.
Isif clenched his jaws at the mental picture: Wriss being blasted to slag from orbit, armies of House Koth warriors storming hundreds of Federation and Arxur worlds, billions enslaved and shipped back to Vitruna and Salralia, and the downfall of the Federation and Dominion alike. But worst of all, he saw the last and final destruction of Earth: The humans he had grown to appreciate would not stand for Dojur and his ways. Yet if he were to succeed, then there would be no more know enemies to conquer; the galaxy would be under Dojur’s heel, and he would truly fulfill the prophecy of the Slayer King. Part of it elated him, knowing that Dojur was better than Giznel and The office of Betterment. But much more of his soul wept, knowing that what the galaxy might just lose would be much worse.
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Note written on April 17th, 2139
I never knew just how far Dojur was willing to go once he found out the truth of the Dominion’s pact with the Koloshians and the Farsul. His anger… I had never seen anything like it. Perhaps he truly was what he was rumored to be; the Slayer King reborn, an Arxur ascended to godhood after a lifetime of heroism and conquest.
But what concerns me more is that I cannot follow in his footsteps, even if he is the prophesized one. The UN will never put up with Dojur and House Koth; the humans see themselves as the beacon of hope in the galaxy, the one race that will correct everything, the suture to mend the seeping wound that separates the galaxy into two festering infections. Dojur will not allow them to treat many of the prey as equals; he might be more open-minded about the Gojids and the Harchens than betterment ever would be, and he shares my appreciation for humankind, but he will never be willing to extend that to the gentler races. They shall become subjects at best, and slaves at worst, and there may be nothing I can do about it.
Now I can only hope the rest of the galaxy is ready to counter him when he strikes. If not, I weep for what could have been.
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I found this nugget in the side of a limestone cliff, it scratches silver on a scratching stone, has an approximate density of 5g/cc and scratches glass and silver. I tested it with a silver test kit and it dissolves from the acid with an extremely slight yellowing affect after the test. What is it? submitted by Then_Marionberry_259 to MetalsOnReddit [link] [comments]


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2023.03.24 06:43 aviator94 A friendly reminder that you should keep medical supplies on hand regardless of the situation.

TL;DR: the medical supplies we talk about are good for more than a shootout. Have them on hand all the time.
This sub focuses a lot on what medical you’re running, where do you keep it on your kit, getting training for things like GSWs, but I just wanted to remind everyone that guns aren’t the only way people get hurt. I keep an IFAK on my belt, on both my PCs, in the closet at home, in my gun bag, and in my car. Today was the first time I ended up using one.
Story time. I’m riding the bench for my teams hockey game tonight due to a leg injury. Beer league, low level, nothing serious. One of our players wears glasses and no cage. He ended up getting hit in the face and his glasses shattered, resulting in some pretty gnarly lacerations. Being the only person not in skates I ran for the rinks first aid supplies, conveniently hidden in a back office and generally inaccessible to the public. Inside: bandaids, tweezers, hand sanitizer, and a single sterile gauze pad. Very useful for a place with people riding around on blades, smacking each other with sticks, and falling on the hardest surface known to man. No TQ, no splint, no brace, no packing gauze, no shears.
I got back to the locker room where they had moved my teammate and they’re trying to stop the bleeding with paper towels from the bathroom. Far from sterile. Fortunately, despite some very nasty cuts (parts hanging off) the bleeding isn’t too bad. So I gave them the single gauze pad and ran to the truck to grab my IFAK. When I returned I realized I was also bleeding (unrelated, cracked hands) so I gloved up and took a look at his face. The bleeding had slowed considerably and everything had been pushed more or less back in place. I wrapped the worst of it with a 4” pressure bandage and drove him off to the ER for stitches, where I am now.
Ultimately, the injuries are minor, and the tools I had on hand weren’t exactly ideal for the situation. But the important thing is they were a damn sight better than what was available at the rink. There was no replacement gauze for the first one once it was removed to check/clean/replace, there was no way to hold a piece of gauze in place or bandage, and there certainly wasn’t anything for a more serious injury. Was the stuff I had or did the things I did save a life? Fuck no, he’ll be fine either way, albeit with a much higher risk of infection and maybe an uglier scare. It was ultimately minor but it was a good reminder to keep your medical supplies with you everywhere, you never know when you might need them.
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I found this nugget in the side of a limestone cliff, it scratches silver on a scratching stone, has an approximate density of 5g/cc and scratches glass and silver. I tested it with a silver test kit and it dissolves from the acid with an extremely slight yellowing affect after the test. What is it? submitted by swag2634 to geology [link] [comments]


2023.03.24 05:42 cliffordcampbell I'm not much of a writer, and I haven't played puck for a solid 15 years or so. But this was always my favourite part of the week.

What I play for.
Being the first one to arrive at the rink for an early morning practice. You know there’s nobody there to tell you to wait for a coach to be let on the ice, so you race to get suited up to enjoy that rare couple minutes of alone time in the rink. Coach isn’t there with the bucket of pucks yet, but you always keep a couple in your bag. You taped your stick up the night before to save time in the morning.
You feel that last brush of cold morning air before you hop through the gate. You’ve got three beat up pucks with you and you toss them on the ice. You tee up the first puck at the blue line, and fire it over the net, hitting the glass. You reevaluate your shot, and tee up the second. With less energy, and more precision, you shoot it top shelf, but you’re still not satisfied. You wanna hear a post. So you tee up the third, and hear it nail the middle bar in the back of the net.
Now you’re satisfied, and you can collect your three pucks again and move on. You gather the pucks in front of your imaginary goalies net in the defensive zone, and envision an empty net on the opposing side. You take three hard strides away from the net and fire a snapshot down the middle of the ice. You nearly score, but realize its unlikely that you would get a puck through the crowd that way in a real game. So the next shot, your shot goes high over the crowd, but also high over the net. It then becomes clear that you’re alone on the ice, so you take your last puck around your net, three crossovers, look up and soar a wrist shot over the neutral zone into the net.
You skate to the other net to collect your pucks again, and a teammate enters the ice. You never speak, you just toss a puck over for them to enjoy their own first shot of the day. You make eye contact and send him another one. You skate your last puck in towards him, feed him a pass, wind up for a one timer and wait for his pass back.
I know my team mates short a few warm up shots of myself, so I collect the pucks and feed him a few one timers of his own. Hockey players have a nack for imagination. We’re both able to visualize the same players, in the same spots around the ice as we run plays together. A favourite play always being one of us scrambling out of the corner, while the other races for the opposing net. Trying to time the pass to avoid an off side, while keeping the puck clear of opposing players. After years of real situations, with real opposing players, we both know where those players are.
One by one, more teammates enter the ice. Our imaginary opposing team is beginning to become outnumbered, and outpowered, as we all get our first three shots before we continue onto running plays against the other team. Eventually, a defensemen from the team decides to play real defence against us. Its an unrealistic and nightmare 4 on 1 for him, but he holds his own. We play like his has a partner, to give him more of a chance, but we don’t neglect to capitalize on perfect plays.
As enough teammates show up, we split to two ends. Most of us on on the one end practicing our favourite plays and game situations, while our back up goalie, and sniper defensemen work alone in the other end. Once and a while someone from our side will skate in for a quick 2 on none, and then a breakout back into our zone. But we mostly keep to our own sides.
You can see everyone working on something specific based on the last game we lost. The goalie needs to work on staying on his feet, the sniper defensemen wants to keep his snapshot low, I need to work on heads up plays, my other winger needs to work on finding open ice, and so on. The last game is on everyones mind, and you can almost hear the voices in our heads. Sometimes it’s coach, sometimes its mom and dad, sometimes it’s a teammate. But the commentary from last game is clear in the air.
The energy of our pre practice warm up slows down as coach arrives, and we meet at centre ice to stretch. That meeting at centre ice closes one games failures and success, and begins a new dialogue. I collect my three pucks, and head to centre ice to join the team.
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2023.03.24 05:37 craftynudesquirrel Build Plate Adhesion Issue Fixed

I have been using an Ender 3 S1 for a little over a year now. The one thing I struggled with was good bed adhesion.
TL;DR - Tempered Glass Composite surface build plate + Adhesive backed magnetic sheet + Glue Stick from the Dollar Store = Excellent part adhesion and ease of removal. Also, what I thought was critical wasn't.
The spring steel build plate they sent with the printer was fine until it wasn't. Basically after a month of constant use, and miss use (I am new at this) part adhesion became an issue. And to quantify constant use I love this hobby and basically keep my printer busy 24/7 (no joke).
Next I bought an off brand spring steel build plate. Again it worked until it didn't. After a month parts wouldn't stick to it. To extend the life I lightly took sand paper to it which worked for a couple more weeks. But soon enough the inevitable occurred.
After some reading I decided to give a tempered glass plate a try. I purchased a Comgrow composite coated tempered glass bed cover. It worked amazingly for about a week. Then once more the parts wouldn't adhere. I tried cleaning like the interwebs said and still no joy. They were also bulky and having two did me little good because of having to use clips to hold them down. So I moved on, the proud owner of two worthless tempered glass beds (or I thought).
After that I decided to try the flexible bed plates made by Ender. They were great and cheap (11 dollars each on Amazon). I could get one to last for a decent time (1 week to 4 weeks) depending on the mistakes I made. Each came with a sheet magnet that I didn't need and after 6 months I had quite a few. The build plates worst quality was that they would actually stick too much if my z-offset was too close to the bed, leading to the covers premature failure but, they were very forgiving when the gap was too much.
I decided to try adhesive on the glass plates. Couldn't hurt right. Searched the interwebs once more looking for the right adhesive. Everyone has an opinion and I seriously doubt they have tried anything but the adhesive they first tried. I say this because of my experience. I got the cheapest glue sticks I could find at General Dollar.
Here is my might as well try it formula.
Comgrow Composite Covered Tempered Glass Bed - twenty dollars.
Generic Stick Glue - 3 dollars for eight sticks
One magnet sheet with adheasive on the back
One bed clamp tightened hand tight (and I only did this just incase after about 10 prints. I probably don't need it.
Directions:
  1. Remove the adhesive backing from the magnetic plate and install it on the back of the tempered glass plate. Try to minimize air bubbles. But if you get some it doesn't affect it at all. BTW the interwebs told me that this wouldn't work. Sometimes the interwebs are wrong.
  2. Put the plate on the printer and add one bed clamp, hand tightened, for good measure.
  3. Coat the bed plate with the glue stick. You can do this cold or hot. Not critical either way.
  4. Print-win.
You won't need to reapply after every print. As a matter of fact when you start having bed adhesion issues you can, touch up the areas with the glue stick. I haven't had to clean the plate yet, using soap and water (the glue is water soluble) but there is a bit of maintenance that I do.
As you reapply a few times you will find that the glue builds up and can actually slightly affect the levelness of the surface. It is minor and I only saw it because of a octoprint bed visualizer plug-in. But this has a simple fix that is actually pretty cool. I use my scraper on the bed to take off the excess glue. After scraping you will notice that the composite surface, which which is made up of a tiny grid pattern, will have held on to the glue in its spaces. Amazingly you can get a few prints after that with no issues and start the whole process over again.
I haven't seen any difference in the adhesion surface on my print either. They have actually improved if anything. With the flexible plates I was getting discoloring on the part even if my z-offset was right.
I have been doing this for a few days now without any major issues. I am still on my first glue stick after many parts (well over 25) and I have only used a quarter of the glue stick.
At first I didn't use a bed clip and the magnet held it in place perfectly. Then I added one to the front. Not to secure the bed during printing, but to secure it when I use the scraper to remove the harder parts.
The parts mostly come off with your hands. The larger ones I have printed needed a little convincing with a scraper to get a corner up. But after that they came right off with just hand pressure. I actually am peeling off the skirt around my print easily with my fingers. In other words, no more scraper battels resulting in plate failure.
https://www.amazon.com/Creality-Upgraded-3D-Platform-235x235x3mm/dp/B07DS2LZF1 - I use the 220mm version but couldn't find it.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Elmer-s-Disappearing-Purple-School-Glue-Sticks-Washable-7g-0-24-oz-4-Count/25862849 - Not exactly what I use but the point is that it isn't really that critical. I went for cheap and water washable.
May all your prints stick and your camels have many babies...
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2023.03.24 05:35 craftynudesquirrel They told me not to do it but I did and it worked, Build Plate system that works.

I have been using an Ender 3 S1 for a little over a year now. The one thing I struggled with was good bed adhesion.
TL;DR - Tempered Glass Composite surface build plate + Adhesive backed magnetic sheet + Glue Stick from the Dollar Store = Excellent part adhesion and ease of removal. Also, what I thought was critical wasn't.
The spring steel build plate they sent with the printer was fine until it wasn't. Basically after a month of constant use, and miss use (I am new at this) part adhesion became an issue. And to quantify constant use I love this hobby and basically keep my printer busy 24/7 (no joke).
Next I bought an off brand spring steel build plate. Again it worked until it didn't. After a month parts wouldn't stick to it. To extend the life I lightly took sand paper to it which worked for a couple more weeks. But soon enough the inevitable occurred.
After some reading I decided to give a tempered glass plate a try. I purchased a Comgrow composite coated tempered glass bed cover. It worked amazingly for about a week. Then once more the parts wouldn't adhere. I tried cleaning like the interwebs said and still no joy. They were also bulky and having two did me little good because of having to use clips to hold them down. So I moved on, the proud owner of two worthless tempered glass beds (or I thought).
After that I decided to try the flexible bed plates made by Ender. They were great and cheap (11 dollars each on Amazon). I could get one to last for a decent time (1 week to 4 weeks) depending on the mistakes I made. Each came with a sheet magnet that I didn't need and after 6 months I had quite a few. The build plates worst quality was that they would actually stick too much if my z-offset was too close to the bed, leading to the covers premature failure but, they were very forgiving when the gap was too much.
I decided to try adhesive on the glass plates. Couldn't hurt right. Searched the interwebs once more looking for the right adhesive. Everyone has an opinion and I seriously doubt they have tried anything but the adhesive they first tried. I say this because of my experience. I got the cheapest glue sticks I could find at General Dollar.
Here is my might as well try it formula.
Comgrow Composite Covered Tempered Glass Bed - twenty dollars.
Generic Stick Glue - 3 dollars for eight sticks
One magnet sheet with adheasive on the back
One bed clamp tightened hand tight (and I only did this just incase after about 10 prints. I probably don't need it.
Directions:
  1. Remove the adhesive backing from the magnetic plate and install it on the back of the tempered glass plate. Try to minimize air bubbles. But if you get some it doesn't affect it at all. BTW the interwebs told me that this wouldn't work. Sometimes the interwebs are wrong.
  2. Put the plate on the printer and add one bed clamp, hand tightened, for good measure.
  3. Coat the bed plate with the glue stick. You can do this cold or hot. Not critical either way.
  4. Print-win.
You won't need to reapply after every print. As a matter of fact when you start having bed adhesion issues you can, touch up the areas with the glue stick. I haven't had to clean the plate yet, using soap and water (the glue is water soluble) but there is a bit of maintenance that I do.
As you reapply a few times you will find that the glue builds up and can actually slightly affect the levelness of the surface. It is minor and I only saw it because of a octoprint bed visualizer plug-in. But this has a simple fix that is actually pretty cool. I use my scraper on the bed to take off the excess glue. After scraping you will notice that the composite surface, which which is made up of a tiny grid pattern, will have held on to the glue in its spaces. Amazingly you can get a few prints after that with no issues and start the whole process over again.
I haven't seen any difference in the adhesion surface on my print either. They have actually improved if anything. With the flexible plates I was getting discoloring on the part even if my z-offset was right.
I have been doing this for a few days now without any major issues. I am still on my first glue stick after many parts (well over 25) and I have only used a quarter of the glue stick.
At first I didn't use a bed clip and the magnet held it in place perfectly. Then I added one to the front. Not to secure the bed during printing, but to secure it when I use the scraper to remove the harder parts.
The parts mostly come off with your hands. The larger ones I have printed needed a little convincing with a scraper to get a corner up. But after that they came right off with just hand pressure. I actually am peeling off the skirt around my print easily with my fingers. In other words, no more scraper battels resulting in plate failure.
https://www.amazon.com/Creality-Upgraded-3D-Platform-235x235x3mm/dp/B07DS2LZF1 - I use the 220mm version but couldn't find it.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Elmer-s-Disappearing-Purple-School-Glue-Sticks-Washable-7g-0-24-oz-4-Count/25862849 - Not exactly what I use but the point is that it isn't really that critical. I went for cheap and water washable.
May all your prints stick and your camels have many babies...
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2023.03.24 05:34 burningbun Dust proofing cabinet doors?

I used to use those double tape weather strips on 4 sides of the cabinet so the door seals when closed. however i find that overtime the tape dries up and it also takes alot of time and adjustment to ensure a good seal without restricting the door from opening.
recently i was thinking of those clear silicone clamp ons designed for shower glass works. they can be clamped on withon minute amd can be easily adjusted but of course they wont work on thicker doors but should fit on glass doors.
however there are about 10 designs, anyone know which design is suitable especially on the swivel side of the door? there are some rounded type design to fit at the swivel side but not sure if it will resteict the opening.
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2023.03.24 05:33 craftynudesquirrel Finally Found a Build Plate System that Works

I have been using an Ender 3 S1 for a little over a year now. The one thing I struggled with was good bed adhesion.
TL;DR - Tempered Glass Composite surface build plate + Adhesive backed magnetic sheet + Glue Stick from the Dollar Store = Excellent part adhesion and ease of removal. Also, what I thought was critical wasn't.
The spring steel build plate they sent with the printer was fine until it wasn't. Basically after a month of constant use, and miss use (I am new at this) part adhesion became an issue. And to quantify constant use I love this hobby and basically keep my printer busy 24/7 (no joke).
Next I bought an off brand spring steel build plate. Again it worked until it didn't. After a month parts wouldn't stick to it. To extend the life I lightly took sand paper to it which worked for a couple more weeks. But soon enough the inevitable occurred.
After some reading I decided to give a tempered glass plate a try. I purchased a Comgrow composite coated tempered glass bed cover. It worked amazingly for about a week. Then once more the parts wouldn't adhere. I tried cleaning like the interwebs said and still no joy. They were also bulky and having two did me little good because of having to use clips to hold them down. So I moved on, the proud owner of two worthless tempered glass beds (or I thought).
After that I decided to try the flexible bed plates made by Ender. They were great and cheap (11 dollars each on Amazon). I could get one to last for a decent time (1 week to 4 weeks) depending on the mistakes I made. Each came with a sheet magnet that I didn't need and after 6 months I had quite a few. The build plates worst quality was that they would actually stick too much if my z-offset was too close to the bed, leading to the covers premature failure but, they were very forgiving when the gap was too much.
I decided to try adhesive on the glass plates. Couldn't hurt right. Searched the interwebs once more looking for the right adhesive. Everyone has an opinion and I seriously doubt they have tried anything but the adhesive they first tried. I say this because of my experience. I got the cheapest glue sticks I could find at General Dollar.
Here is my might as well try it formula.
Comgrow Composite Covered Tempered Glass Bed - twenty dollars.
Generic Stick Glue - 3 dollars for eight sticks
One magnet sheet with adheasive on the back
One bed clamp tightened hand tight (and I only did this just incase after about 10 prints. I probably don't need it.
Directions:
  1. Remove the adhesive backing from the magnetic plate and install it on the back of the tempered glass plate. Try to minimize air bubbles. But if you get some it doesn't affect it at all. BTW the interwebs told me that this wouldn't work. Sometimes the interwebs are wrong.
  2. Put the plate on the printer and add one bed clamp, hand tightened, for good measure.
  3. Coat the bed plate with the glue stick. You can do this cold or hot. Not critical either way.
  4. Print-win.
You won't need to reapply after every print. As a matter of fact when you start having bed adhesion issues you can, touch up the areas with the glue stick. I haven't had to clean the plate yet, using soap and water (the glue is water soluble) but there is a bit of maintenance that I do.
As you reapply a few times you will find that the glue builds up and can actually slightly affect the levelness of the surface. It is minor and I only saw it because of a octoprint bed visualizer plug-in. But this has a simple fix that is actually pretty cool. I use my scraper on the bed to take off the excess glue. After scraping you will notice that the composite surface, which which is made up of a tiny grid pattern, will have held on to the glue in its spaces. Amazingly you can get a few prints after that with no issues and start the whole process over again.
I haven't seen any difference in the adhesion surface on my print either. They have actually improved if anything. With the flexible plates I was getting discoloring on the part even if my z-offset was right.
I have been doing this for a few days now without any major issues. I am still on my first glue stick after many parts (well over 25) and I have only used a quarter of the glue stick.
At first I didn't use a bed clip and the magnet held it in place perfectly. Then I added one to the front. Not to secure the bed during printing, but to secure it when I use the scraper to remove the harder parts.
The parts mostly come off with your hands. The larger ones I have printed needed a little convincing with a scraper to get a corner up. But after that they came right off with just hand pressure. I actually am peeling off the skirt around my print easily with my fingers. In other words, no more scraper battels resulting in plate failure.
https://www.amazon.com/Creality-Upgraded-3D-Platform-235x235x3mm/dp/B07DS2LZF1 - I use the 220mm version but couldn't find it.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Elmer-s-Disappearing-Purple-School-Glue-Sticks-Washable-7g-0-24-oz-4-Count/25862849 - Not exactly what I use but the point is that it isn't really that critical. I went for cheap and water washable.
May all your prints stick and your camels have many babies...
submitted by craftynudesquirrel to functionalprint [link] [comments]


2023.03.24 05:31 craftynudesquirrel Comgrow Tempered Glass Build Plate with Composite surface (I use the 220mm version)

I have been using an Ender 3 S1 for a little over a year now. The one thing I struggled with was good bed adhesion.
TL;DR - Tempered Glass Composite surface build plate + Adhesive backed magnetic sheet + Glue Stick from the Dollar Store = Excellent part adhesion and ease of removal. Also, what I thought was critical wasn't.
The spring steel build plate they sent with the printer was fine until it wasn't. Basically after a month of constant use, and miss use (I am new at this) part adhesion became an issue. And to quantify constant use I love this hobby and basically keep my printer busy 24/7 (no joke).
Next I bought an off brand spring steel build plate. Again it worked until it didn't. After a month parts wouldn't stick to it. To extend the life I lightly took sand paper to it which worked for a couple more weeks. But soon enough the inevitable occurred.
After some reading I decided to give a tempered glass plate a try. I purchased a Comgrow composite coated tempered glass bed cover. It worked amazingly for about a week. Then once more the parts wouldn't adhere. I tried cleaning like the interwebs said and still no joy. They were also bulky and having two did me little good because of having to use clips to hold them down. So I moved on, the proud owner of two worthless tempered glass beds (or I thought).
After that I decided to try the flexible bed plates made by Ender. They were great and cheap (11 dollars each on Amazon). I could get one to last for a decent time (1 week to 4 weeks) depending on the mistakes I made. Each came with a sheet magnet that I didn't need and after 6 months I had quite a few. The build plates worst quality was that they would actually stick too much if my z-offset was too close to the bed, leading to the covers premature failure but, they were very forgiving when the gap was too much.
I decided to try adhesive on the glass plates. Couldn't hurt right. Searched the interwebs once more looking for the right adhesive. Everyone has an opinion and I seriously doubt they have tried anything but the adhesive they first tried. I say this because of my experience. I got the cheapest glue sticks I could find at General Dollar.
Here is my might as well try it formula.
Comgrow Composite Covered Tempered Glass Bed - twenty dollars.
Generic Stick Glue - 3 dollars for eight sticks
One magnet sheet with adheasive on the back
One bed clamp tightened hand tight (and I only did this just incase after about 10 prints. I probably don't need it.
Directions:
  1. Remove the adhesive backing from the magnetic plate and install it on the back of the tempered glass plate. Try to minimize air bubbles. But if you get some it doesn't affect it at all. BTW the interwebs told me that this wouldn't work. Sometimes the interwebs are wrong.
  2. Put the plate on the printer and add one bed clamp, hand tightened, for good measure.
  3. Coat the bed plate with the glue stick. You can do this cold or hot. Not critical either way.
  4. Print-win.
You won't need to reapply after every print. As a matter of fact when you start having bed adhesion issues you can, touch up the areas with the glue stick. I haven't had to clean the plate yet, using soap and water (the glue is water soluble) but there is a bit of maintenance that I do.
As you reapply a few times you will find that the glue builds up and can actually slightly affect the levelness of the surface. It is minor and I only saw it because of a octoprint bed visualizer plug-in. But this has a simple fix that is actually pretty cool. I use my scraper on the bed to take off the excess glue. After scraping you will notice that the composite surface, which which is made up of a tiny grid pattern, will have held on to the glue in its spaces. Amazingly you can get a few prints after that with no issues and start the whole process over again.
I haven't seen any difference in the adhesion surface on my print either. They have actually improved if anything. With the flexible plates I was getting discoloring on the part even if my z-offset was right.
I have been doing this for a few days now without any major issues. I am still on my first glue stick after many parts (well over 25) and I have only used a quarter of the glue stick.
At first I didn't use a bed clip and the magnet held it in place perfectly. Then I added one to the front. Not to secure the bed during printing, but to secure it when I use the scraper to remove the harder parts.
The parts mostly come off with your hands. The larger ones I have printed needed a little convincing with a scraper to get a corner up. But after that they came right off with just hand pressure. I actually am peeling off the skirt around my print easily with my fingers. In other words, no more scraper battels resulting in plate failure.
https://www.amazon.com/Creality-Upgraded-3D-Platform-235x235x3mm/dp/B07DS2LZF1 - I use the 220mm version but couldn't find it.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Elmer-s-Disappearing-Purple-School-Glue-Sticks-Washable-7g-0-24-oz-4-Count/25862849 - Not exactly what I use but the point is that it isn't really that critical. I went for cheap and water washable.
May all your prints stick and your camels have many babies...
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2023.03.24 05:27 Darunkie [Len in the Outlands] - Port Jona Arc - Chapter 17

Kartho awoke at 9am the next morning. When he finally got dressed and went downstairs, he checked the job board and saw that three jobs had already been claimed by his younger companions.
“These kids waking up early,” he muttered snarkily. “Who are they trying to impress?”
After wolfing down a quick breakfast of eggs and some kind of mystery meat that appeared to have been from a reptilian animal of some sort, he walked back to the board and perused it for his first big solo job. A lot of them were typical “go here and slay this” sort of thing, but one near the bottom caught his interest. He leaned down and carefully read the job’s background:
Forest spirit sword stolen.
A tribe of forest spirits attempting to locate a ceremonial wooden sword used in their rites of passage have tracked it to a wealthy aristocrat right here in Port Jona. Archibald Falcon, CEO of the Falcon Merchant Guild, was recently featured in a photo in the Port Jona Times, showing the sword encased in glass in his mansion on the north side of the city.
Enclosed was the picture in question. Falcon was a tall, thin man with round glasses and slicked-back black hair. He had a smug look on his face as he stood in front of a series of shelves lined with treasure. On one of the shelves was the sword in question. It was smaller, like it was designed for one-handed use. Despite being wooden, it didn’t look like a child’s toy. It was intricately carved with many curves and curls. Set near the crossguard was a citrine gem.
“Time to rip off a rich fellow,” Kartho said, tearing the flyer off the board and signing his name on the blank sheet of paper behind it, signifying he had claimed a job.
After leaving the Meadowbirds’ headquarters, Kartho made a beeline for the district where Falcon’s mansion was. It was a residential district near several merchants’ districts, all of which sold high-end items. When he got there he was almost disgusted by how decadent the homes were. The houses were enormous. Each of them were made up of multiple wings and towers. The grounds for each home were wide and sprawling, each of them gated. Guest houses and servants’ quarters were also present. Many of the homes, though not all of them, had private guards stationed at the main gates. Falcon’s home was one that was guarded.
“Paranoid son of a gun,” Kartho said as he observed it from the opposite street corner. The guards briefly glanced at him, but he moved away before they could get suspicious. A block away, he paced, thinking of how he could get in. His grounds were somewhat lacking in thick vegetation, which meant less cover. He was also sure that all entrances and even most windows would be guarded.
“-think the event will be a smash hit.”
A voice spoke from around the corner. Kartho barely heard half the sentence before he turned his attention toward it. Two human men in fine clothing were walking together down the street.
“Ah yes,” said the other man. “Old Archibald hasn’t hosted a party of this caliber in several months. I hear everyone who’s anyone is going to be there.”
“Will Falenias have the gall to show his face?” asked the first man. “His business took a tanking recently. If he had any decency he’d stay away from this.”
“He is certainly not coming,” the second man replied. “I spoke to him yesterday when he came begging to me to help bail him out. He said something about sequestering himself in his office for the next week to find a solution to his financial problems.”
“As well he should,” said the first man. “If he has any desire to remain in high society-“
But Kartho was no longer listening. He dashed down the street and away from the two men. He had an in to Falcon’s house. He was going to impersonate Falenias and crash the party.
It didn’t take long to find out who Falenias was. Kartho visited the nearby merchant districts asking about him. He was the leader of a guild that was falling on hard times due to corrupt business practices. His face was featured in the Port Jona Times a handful of times in the last month alone. Kartho returned to his room at headquarters and stood in front of his mirror along with a photo of his mark. He spent the next hour or so applying illusion magic to himself. He grew his hair so it fell to his shoulders and changed it from black to bright flaming red. His skin reddened slightly, and his irises changed to bright amber. He pulled on his ears until they elongated and pointed, looking perfectly elven. He even managed to increase his height a few inches. He estimated Falenias at six feet, two inches. He then finalized his facial features and transformed his clothing into finery befitting the event. Once he was sure he was done, he twirled around once.
“Mr. Falenias, I presume?” he asked his reflection. He wasn’t sure what Falenias sounded like, so he hoped others wouldn’t notice. He also hoped that the elf’s status as a disgraced businessman would mean nobody would want to be seen with him, so nobody would approach him for a conversation.
When the time for the party had approached, Kartho wandered into the wealthy district and approached the main gate of Falcon’s mansion. Already a large crowd of partygoers was walking past the guards. When it was Kartho’s turn, one of the guards approached and put his hand up.
“Name?” he asked.
“Falenias,” Kartho uttered, trying to sound as self-important as possible.
The guard muttered and looked at a sheaf of parchment he was holding.
“Says here you declined your invitation.”
Kartho scoffed. “So I’m not allowed to change my mind?” he asked condescendingly. “Do you know who I am? I make more in a day than you do in a year. Now let me through!!”
He shouted the last part. The guard, taken aback, jumped a bit and gestured for Kartho to enter the grounds. He smugly turned his nose up at the guard and walked in.
The grounds were well-lit, with large electric streetlights dotting the landscape. As he saw from outside the gate, Falcon’s lawn was flat and featureless. There were several benches, walkways, and reflecting pools, but other than the odd shrub here and there, there was nothing in the way of cover. Partygoers mingled about, munching on tiny hors-d’oeuvres and drinking expensive drinks through tall thin flutes that looked like you couldn’t even get a buzz from one.
“This party sucks,” Kartho muttered under his breath. That didn’t stop him from grabbing three drinks and a handful of snacks when the servers came by him.
“Loading up on free stuff now so you don’t starve later?” asked one of the guests. Kartho just snorted and glared at him before chugging his drinks.
After a while, Kartho meandered into the mansion itself. The entryway was as obscenely huge as he imagined it would be. A grand staircase was in front of him. Below it was a massive bronze statue of a falcon, easily the size of a full-grown Amazonian. The floor and pillars in the room looked to be made of solid jade and marble, respectively. Above him was the most intricate chandelier he had ever seen. More guests were crammed in here with even more servers laden with countless items.
In the brighter light, many guests turned toward him and sneered. Kartho thought to himself that people really hated Falenias right now. After a few minutes the sneers subsided. It seems nobody wanted to even associate with him, as he predicted. Anyone he approached turned away or even walked away. This was good, he thought. Nobody would think to follow him or distract him.
Finally, he had thought it was time to slip away. He walked to the nearest server and cleared his throat.
“Excuse me,” he asked. “Where’s the little elf’s room? I do feel I’ve had a bit much to drink.”
“Right this way, sir,” said the server, gesturing for Kartho to accompany him.
The server led him away from the crowd and down an empty hallway to a closed door.
“This is the powder room, sir,” the server said. “I’ll wait out here to escort you back to the party when you’re finished.”
Kartho thanked him and entered the room, shutting the door. He waited about thirty seconds before knocking.
“Excuse me,” he said, “but I think this toilet might be broken.”
He opened the door for the server, who walked in. Kartho closed the door behind them and stood behind the server as he walked to the toilet.
“Looks fine to m-“ the server began. He couldn’t finish, as Kartho hit him over the head, knocking him out.
“Sorry, buddy,” he said, “but I need your face.”
Kartho muttered an incantation and the features of Falenias melted away, returning him to normal. He examined the server for a few seconds and applied another spell, transforming him into the server, clothing and all. After locking the door behind him, Kartho stepped out into the hallway. It was empty as before.
Kartho strode confidently down the hallway, looking around for the room in the newspaper photo. He opened a few random doors but couldn’t find the room in question. He read that Falcon was a bachelor, having only servants and guards in the house with him, so there was no risk of stumbling across a family member. He did encounter a few other people, but none of them paid him any heed, assuming he was just part of the staff.
He was going down a corridor on the second floor of the main wing when he could hear someone yelling behind him.
“Berriss!!” called the voice.
Kartho turned to see another server walking quickly towards him.
“Where the heck were you?” he asked. “I need you back outside serving drinks. You don’t get paid to take a stroll through the house.”
“Sorry,” Kartho replied. “Mr. Falcon just said he needed me to go get his, um, spyglass, from his treasure room. But I got lost.”
The other server shook his head. “A year here and still getting lost? You know I only hired you as a favor to your parents, right? Keep doing this and I’ll have no choice but to let you go. Third floor, east wing. Get it and get your sorry self back to the party. You’ve got five minutes.”
The server bounded away. Kartho went the opposite direction, back to the east wing and up the stairs.
Once he got there, the room was easy enough to find. It was bigger than he thought, with every wall covered in shelves stocked full of every item Falcon had collected over the years, save for one which had a giant set of glass double doors opening to a balcony. The items ranged from simple things like wooden figurines to solid gold magical contraptions. Sure enough, the sword was right where it was in the photo. Kartho opened the glass case and hid it away in a pocket in his clothes.
“What are you doing here?” yelled a voice.
Kartho turned around. Falcon was standing in the threshold of the doorway, a venomous look on his face.
“This,” Kartho said, pulling out a small pellet and slamming it to the ground.
The room was instantly filled with pitch black smoke. Having memorized the layout of the room beforehand, Kartho made a beeline for the double doors and slammed through them. He quickly bounded up the roof, running across it until he was away from the treasure room.
The guards must have seen the glass shatter, because all of a sudden they were scattering across the grounds like ants at a picnic. Kartho removed his disguise and crouched on the edge of the roof, looking at them, his vantablack clothing keeping him safer.
“Crap,” he spat. “Can’t do an unnoticeability spell either. Not while they’re actively looking for someone.”
He scanned the grounds looking for an opening, but the guards were too well-dispersed and it was too well-lit for him to get away without being seen.
“Guess we’re doing things the sloppy way tonight,” he said, and plummeted off the roof onto the ground. He sprinted full-on for the edge of the grounds, heading straight for the fence. He could already hear voices yelling behind him. He ducked as he heard a whistle, a crossbow bolt missing his head by less than an inch. When he got to the fence he pulled himself up and over in one motion. Quickly he bounded into the street, turning random corners and hoping the guards wouldn’t chase him beyond the grounds. He managed to make it back to the merchants’ districts without incident. Thanking his lucky stars, he took the long way back to headquarters in case he was being tailed.
Kartho entered the main doors of Meadowbirds HQ and slammed the sword down in front of the guild member in charge of job progress that day.
“Got the sword,” he said, doing a two-finger salute. “The spirits can rest easy.”
The guild member took the sword and handed Kartho his payment of fifty gold. He pocketed it and walked away. He joined his party, each of them enjoying a large mug of ale and a huge plate of food. They cheered and raised their mugs to him when they saw him.
“All successful jobs today then?” Kartho asked.
The rest of them nodded and smiled. Kartho recanted the events to them, and they stared, wide-eyed. They chuckled at a few of the parts.
“Sounds like a fun time,” Shade replied. “A bit less messy than my job.”
“Why?” asked Kartho. “What happened on your job?”
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2023.03.24 05:23 ughflower first time with a boa & i need some help.

she is a baby. small, still growing. but recently she’s been checking out the glass a lot. i have only had this snake for a few days. the guy i got her from was about to abandon her if i didn’t take her, so i did. her setup he gave me was pretty shitty so i created a new one. temporarily, she is in a 30 gallon. i plan to move her bigger when she gets bigger. her substrate is coconut fiber, and she has two lights. one is a basking light for the day, and an infrared for the night. there is a temperature gradient (warm & cool side) and her temperature & humidity is regulated hourly. she has a very big hide, leaf litter, a water bowl she can submerge in, and lots of climbing opportunities. a mesh top on the tank, the lights pan down on it. i will be feeding her small frozen mice come this sunday.
but she’s been trying to escape lately. why? she is super interested in the glass and the mesh top. she isn’t frantic about it which i assume she’s good and sometimes she quits and sits on her branch or in a corner. she isn’t pacing, but is it something to worry about? i have handled her before and she does really good. loves being out.
any advice?
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2023.03.24 04:39 East-Bed-9460 Best Window Cleaning London

Best Window Cleaning London
Keeping your windows clean is an important part of maintaining the aesthetics and health of both residential and commercial properties. In London, window cleaning services are in high demand, as the city's unique climate can cause dirt, grime, and staining to accumulate quickly. Whether you're looking for a professional window cleaner or trying to do it yourself, this article will provide you with all the information you need to keep your windows sparkling. Here we'll explore the different types of window cleaning services available in London, the cost associated with them, and tips on how you can get that streak-free shine without hiring a professional.

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Different Types of Cleaning Services Available in London

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When hiring a professional window cleaner in London, there are a few things to keep in mind when considering their rates. Firstly, check what type of equipment they use – some companies may use specialised tools or techniques that could reduce your costs overall. Secondly, look at any specific training they have had – this can help ensure you get a high-quality standard of service and avoid any untrained amateurs who may not do a good job. Finally, make sure you understand what’s included in the price quoted – some companies might offer packages that include more than just window cleaning such as gutter cleaning or repairs which can add to the final bill.
Comparing different companies and their rates is also essential when looking for a professional window cleaner in London. It can be helpful to ask around for recommendations from friends or family who’ve used these services before. Alternatively you can look online at customer reviews and ratings on sites like Trustpilot or Google Reviews to get an idea of how reliable each company is and whether they provide good value for money.
Getting a detailed quote before agreeing to any service is also important so that there are no surprises once you receive your bill. This should include information about the time frame involved (how long will it take them to clean all your windows?), details about any specialist tools that might be needed (such as ladders) and an explanation of any extra fees (like travel expenses). By taking these steps and researching different providers thoroughly, you can ensure that you find the best possible deal for your needs.

Tips for Making Your Windows Shine Without Professional Help

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Newspaper is another tool that works well for creating a streak-free finish on windows. The ink in newspaper helps leave behind an even and polished look after you’ve wiped the window down with a wet cloth. Just be sure to use plain black-and-white newspaper as colored newsprint may contain dyes that could damage your windows over time if left on too long.
If you’re dealing with hard-to-reach spots or corners, an old toothbrush will come in handy for scrubbing them clean. Simply dip the toothbrush into some soapy water and scrub away until all of the dirt has been removed before wiping dry with your microfiber cloth for a perfect finish!
Finally, don’t forget about regular cleaning of the window frames themselves – this will help prevent build up which can be difficult to remove if left unchecked! Use mild detergent mixed with warm water and wipe down frames using a damp cloth every couple of months, paying special attention to corners where dust tends to accumulate more quickly than other areas of the frame. With these simple tips and tricks you can easily make your windows shine without having to hire professional help – good luck!
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2023.03.24 04:31 Trash_Tia Three years ago, I was a research student working on a remote island. We were out of lab rats, so our professor used us instead (Part 2)

July, 2020.
Ever since my colleagues and I became unwilling test subjects in my psychotic professor’s experiments into awakening the supernatural, we have had multiple people trying to hunt us down. Whether they were renowned scientists desperate for the serum for themselves or random people obsessed with cutting us open and seeing how we ticked, these assholes didn’t care that we were human beings, that we were ex researchers ourselves.
They wanted us dead or alive, in pieces, or splattered across concrete. As long as they got that precious serum dripping from our frontal lobe, they didn’t give a fuck. There were varieties of hunters. Some of them tried to play nice with their own nefarious agenda, while others were completely fucking insane. Like the ones who saw us as a mistake; a curse sent from god to end humanity as we know it.
Yeah. They thought we were the next coming of the Antichrist.
Have you ever been stripped completely naked and forced to bathe in salt water for three days without food and water?
That is when I lost my will to fight.
I still remember the sensation of flames licking at my feet, rope wrapped around my wrists pinning me to a tree. They wanted me to admit I was a monster. That I was a curse from the devil and belonged in hellfire. I’ll spend this post elaborating on what exactly our professor did to us, and the burden forced onto our backs—but I will say it saved us at points. For example, the freaks who tried to cleanse us in salt water (and then burn us under a full moon) got their comeuppance. 2020 is probably a year in your lives which didn’t feel real.
You were locked inside and you probably compared what was happening to a movie. We had a similar problem. But while you were struggling through lockdown, trying to fight a wave spreading globally, we found ourselves with bounty’s on our heads. Because we were no longer human to these bastards, and to them? Anything went. Which was bad news for our professor who had fought to keep his research as private as possible, choosing to show only a select group with shiny money bags for eyes. It turns out, no matter how much you think you’re hiding something, it will always be leaked. And people will find out.
Bad people.
The kinds of people in all of my favorite movies as a kid. You know, the evil trigger-happy British guy obsessed with finding buried treasure? Him. But tenfold. I might have felt special about the multi-billion price-tag on me, but knowing all they wanted me for was to dissect and slice me apart like meat to the slaughter—yeah. I can’t say I was thrilled to have so many people after our little group. 2020 was the year when people stopped being human. Stopped trying to be human. All morality down the drain.
Of these certain groups trying to capture us, there was a specific one which I will always remember. Seth’s gang. I’ll remember them because it was the first time I realised my colleagues and I weren’t human anymore, and maybe the freaks trying to label us as The Devil’s Children were right. There were a lot of people after us, as I said. But Seth and his gang, however, just wanted us for the sake of gloating. After hearing of our professor’s experiments, these guys decided they didn’t want the serum, or the research.
They just wanted us. For what, I still don’t know. They weren’t scientists, or in the medical field. They definitely weren’t at the auction, I would have seen them. I’m pretty sure these were just ordinary guys seeing us as nothing but trophies to parade around. I don’t think they knew the significance of the serum, or the danger of it. They saw something shiny and thought to hell with it. Which, I guess looking back, was why we were always two steps ahead despite having 9mm Glock’s shoved in our faces. The hotel room we were being held in was a step up from the cage I had been trapped inside in the lab for the last several months.
It actually had air-con.
Sitting blindfolded on the edge of a queen sized bed wearing the same clothes which were practically glued to my flesh, the graze of cool air brushing the back of my neck and relieving blistering skin was euphoric. I hadn’t had a proper shower in weeks. Maybe months.
It was the first time in a long while I actually felt human. Even when my wrists were pinned behind my back, a slab of ductape suffocating my mouth and nose. Now, I wasn’t completely sure, but I wondered if there was a duct tape shortage on the island. After being kidnapped and held in multiple places, I had never been gagged with duct tape. It was always filthy clothing fashioned into a makeshift gag, or ties and shoelaces. I will never forget some asshole stuffing a pair of panties in my mouth.
Seth’s gang were the first to actually have duct tape and proper blindfolds. I sensed the front-man’s footsteps as he paced in front of us. Despite being blindfolded, I knew he had a gun tucked into his belt, a dagger strapped to his ankle, and a grenade for emergencies. I wasn’t sure what emergencies would justify blowing up a fancy hotel room. Next to me, Riss was practically vibrating with fury. She knew not to act on her fear, because when we did, bad shit happened.
But Riss was a different breed. She didn’t listen to me when we were human, and definitely didn’t listen to me when we were freakish experiments contorted into something resembling a human. No matter how many times I nudged her with reassurance, she inched away from me like I had the plague. “Project Mildew, huh?” The front-man had one hell of an aussie accent. Without my sight, the rest of my senses were expanding, igniting.
Smell. I could smell the stink of myself, body odour and filth caked into my skin. Taste. There was copper in my throat and coating my teeth and tongue. Every step the man made, I felt it prickling in my bones. I sensed him crouching in front of Kaian, who thankfully didn’t move. I was waiting for him to. If I concentrated, I could feel the air crackling with electricity, the hairs on the back of my neck and arms standing up. Just being shoulder to shoulder with my colleague allowed me to feel exactly what he was feeling.
And like Riss, the guy was dangerously close to blowing a fuse. Kaian wasn’t stupid though. If we did something, he knew the consequences of that something. And none of us wanted that. So, staying quiet and submissive it was.
“Alex Quincy’s diamonds!” The front-man flicked me in the forehead, and I had to squeeze my eyes shut to avoid going into sensory overload. He continued in a sing-song voice, his steps becoming playful, like he was dancing. Every so often I sensed his fingers wrapping around his 9mm. Maybe he wasn’t as stupid as I initially thought. “Project Mildew.” He repeated. “You looked better on camera.”
Riss scoffed under her gag. I don’t think this asshole understood that on camera we were still human. It’s not like I was planning on going to a fashion show, but the shorts and t-shirt combo I had been wearing for weeks were comfortable.
Another step. Holding my breath, I gripped the ropes entangling my wrists and prayed they were physical enough to be an anchor.
“The testers who became the tested!” He continued. “Ohhh, man. I’ve heard about you. You’re famous here. Professor Quincy’s human lab rats! And successful ones too! You’ve got a lot of eyes on ya, ain’t cha? Too bad we gotcha first. Yeah, that’s right. We got here first.”
The guy laughed, and I felt both Riss and Kaian start to tremble. Fuck. Not now. I had to keep them at bay, even when my methods weren’t exactly stellar. I had to keep them from plunging. The rope around my wrists wasn’t too tight, and I knew I’d be able to get out of it easily. But that would require strength and energy which was for sure a trigger. There were a lot of triggers. Anger and pain. Sometimes even happiness.
It turned out basic human emotions was what this thing thrived off, so to avoid us going nuclear I had to stay stoic. No matter how much I wanted to tear off this asshole’s face, I had to keep myself together. It only took one slip up before things got really fucking brutal, really fucking fast. I wasn’t surprised my colleagues were losing control. Seth was quite the character, almost like a cartoon villain.
“Damn. I’ve been looking for guard dogs, but I think we’ve found something better, aye.” His palmy fingers wandered where they shouldn’t have, grazing over my left breast and delving under my shirt, causing my body to seize up, and then relaxing slightly when he pulled off my blindfold.
Blinking rapidly, I found myself eye-to-eye with the guy who had snatched us from the lab and thrown us into the back of his truck. I only got glimpses of him during our kidnapping, thanks to the ski-mask covering his face. Now I was looking at a man who was maybe in his early thirties with a balding head and a vicious cartoon smile twisted with mania. His eyes glinted when I found myself shuffling back, my gaze flashing to the Glock strapped to his side. Seth pulled off the other’s blindfolds.
“Now, I don’t want any funny business, alright? I watched that conference, and I know what you can do.” He stuck the barrel of his 9mm into my right temple, and next to me, Kaian ducked his head. “I’m watching you sweetheart.” Seth’s smile widened into a sickening grin. “If you start any weird shit, I’ll blow your brains out.”
I did my best to nod, and he ripped the tape off of our mouths too.
“Alright!” Seth straightened up, eyeing us like we were hunks of meat. “Nice to meet cha! I’ll be looking after you guys from now on.”
“Looking after us?” I spoke up, my voice gravelly. “You mean you’ll be cutting into us and selling our brains on the black market.”
Seth laughed like a fucking hyena. “What?” He scratched the back of his head with his gun. “Nah, that’s fucked up. We just want dogs.”
The man’s smile dampened, however, when his gaze settled on Kaian. Gesturing to my colleague with his gun, he scowled. “What’s wrong with him? Did Quincy rip out the guy’s tongue?” Before I could answer, Seth crouched in front of Kaian with narrowed eyes. “You all spoke at the conference,” he murmured. “Sure, your professor forced you, but you introduced yourselves. All of you did, even your fourth."
His smile curled. "All except him."
Fuck.
A shiver ripped its way down my spine when Seth shot out a finger and pointed at my colleague, and my mouth started to dry up.
Kaian was perfectly reading his lips, every word curled under his tongue, his eyes flicking back and forth to drink in each one, and each word brought more heat, brought more goosebumps pricking on my arms and legs. Kaian’s body pressed against mine was overheating.
I could feel the sensation coming over my body, like a wave of pressure. Riss made a squeaking noise, and I concentrated on Seth—who didn’t seem to notice it. I’ve come to realise, whether you are a human, an animal, or a badly fucked up experiment created in a lab, it doesn’t matter what you are capable of. If you initially appear weak and powerless, the stronger will single you out. Seth was enjoying himself so much he didn’t realise the skin in his cheeks start to crack from all the moisture being sucked from the air. Kaian didn’t move or speak, and that seemed to thrill him even more.
“Speak.” Seth snarled, leaning closer until he was inches from my colleagues face.
“Speak!”
“He’s deaf.” I gritted out.
Seth’s eyes darkened. “Deaf, huh? He better be worth it.” Kaian didn’t flinch when the man grabbed him by the hair and yanked his head back. He was completely stoic, like a puppet severed from his strings, allowing the asshole to stick his Glock between his eyes. I noticed the air move slightly around us, blurring and then coming together. It was a blink and you’ll miss it moment, and I had spent months being taught how to notice it. “Three and a half million dollars each, hmm?” Seth said in a breath, dragging the butt of his gun down my colleagues face, grazing it across the flesh of his neck. “I don’t remember paying for a fucking mute. You can learn to talk, kid."
Again, Kaian didn’t even acknowledge the man, and that infuriated him even more. “Hey!” Seth grabbed his jaw, forcing Kaian to look at him. “Are you fucking listening to me? Open your mouth. You either speak or you die. Like I said, I didn’t pay half a million each for a mute.”
Riss must have noticed the significant change in the air and temperature. Between the two of us, it was our job to stop Kaian from plunging.
“You didn’t spend shit on us.” She spoke up with a hiss. Riss was already panicked, and that wasn’t good. “You took us from the lab while everyone else was at the auction because you couldn’t afford us. Which makes me wonder how you afforded this fancy five star hotel."
I had to swallow a yell. I wanted her to stall, not give the guy a reason to start going trigger-happy.
Seth’s narrowed eyes found Riss’s. “Your professor and I had an agreement, sweetheart,” he said. "How 'bout I blow your brains out, huh? Since you like speaking out of turn. And I don’t like my doggies speaking out of turn.”
As Seth moved closer to her, I sensed Riss freaking out. It was too early for her to start the plunge, but she was the most unpredictable out of the four of us. Just like when she was human, her emotions were all over the place. Still though, she maintained a scowl and refused to move when Seth was practically eye to eye with her, hot breath grazing her cheeks. The man prodded her in her right temple. “I bet you’re filled to the brim with all that fancy ass Quincy serum." He dragged his filthy finger down her cheek, and she squeaked. “I’m pretty sure I can just crack you open and take it for myself.”
“Then…” Riss swallowed, choking on her words. I nudged her again, this time enough to shake the bed. But she wasn’t looking at me, her eyes starting to lose vacancy. Next to me, I knew the same thing was happening to Kaian.
But I wouldn’t look at him yet. If I did, I would lose it myself. “Then you’ll be losing valuable cargo.” I was surprised when her lips broke out into an equally psychotic grin. I had no doubt the plunge was taking hold of her. She leaned back almost casually, and the air seemed to move around her, seeping into her skin and taking an unyielding hold. "Considering the crazy lengths you took to capture all of us, I doubt you want that. You're all bark with no bite, asshole."
“Riss.” I said through my teeth, at the exact same time as the air-con behind us blew a fuse and crashed to the ground. “Shut up.”
The plunge started slow, but even when it was barely a prickle in the air it was already beginning its slow purging of every particle.
I watched a mosquito that had been in mid-flight towards the fancy looking lamp on the nightstand bleed into invisible folds of energy which were becoming progressively more visible to the naked eye the more my friends plunged. I could see it perfectly. Like the world around us was beginning to splinter apart. Ignoring Riss, who could stand up for herself, Seth’s attention went back to Kaian, who couldn’t. Or at least that was his façade. Kaian had been labelled the most dangerous out of all of Quincy’s experiments. But it wasn’t just because of the plunge.
“I’m talking to you!” Seth prodded my colleague’s chest, and a wave of heat slammed into me, stealing my breath away. I watched, knowing it was all going to be over in matter of seconds. The front-man grabbed my colleague by the collar of his shirt and yanked him violently to his feet. “You’ve got two seconds to speak,” He spat, before slamming the butt of his gun into Kaian’s head. “Speak, or I give you a frontal lobotomy.” Seth continued in seething breaths, and got closer and closer, failing to notice he was already losing. But so were we.
His lips split into a grin. “Speak, or I start asking questions. Like why I bought four of you— and there are three of you.” He poked the metal prongs sticking from Kaian’s head. I liked to call them horns to make them sound cooler. But in reality, they were agonising when I was human—two pieces of metal drilled directly into the top of my skull. They had been a part of me for a while, but I wasn’t going to forget how they had been forcefully inserted into my skull. While I screamed. “Three. Little. Freaks.” Seth’s lips were practically kissing my colleague's temple.
He prodded the metal horns, and Kaian’s lip twitched. “Without their fourth.”
That struck a chord in both of them—and I knew if I didn’t do something, like right then, a fate worse than death awaited all of us.
"Leave him alone.” I found my voice tangled in my throat. But I could barely bring myself to speak. I felt like I was being fucking suffocated by two separate energy’s around me slowly but surely ripping atoms apart. In the corner of my eye, things were starting to melt into the ground, disappearing completely. The carpet in the room was suddenly singed black, and the wave continued, slicing off the tips of my hair I had only just managed to grow back. “He can’t hear you, asshole.” I said through lingering breaths. “Professor Quincy said he was deaf.”
"Deaf?” Seth let out a belly laugh. “He's my new guard dog and he's expected to fucking bark.” His lip curled,” Now. Speak.”
A second went by.
Then another.
Absent-mindedly, I licked the taste of rusty coins from the corner of my lip.
“I said speak!” Seth slammed the butt of his gun into my colleagues face again, but this time his words broke apart in his throat. I sensed every individual letter shattering into pieces when his body was flung back by an invisible force. I knew that invisible force. I knew the phantom fingers wrapping around his throat and slamming the man into the wall until he was screaming, begging, his feet hovering several feet from the ground. Kaian didn’t even have to pull apart his restraints.
Riss was already screaming, turning to my colleague. Her hands were free, and she was signing desperately. Don’t. Her eyes were wide, lips twisted. Because she knew exactly what would follow. Seth, somehow, managed a spluttered laugh between broken teeth like tiny yellow chicklets sticking from his mouth. “Oh, you don’t like that do you?” More brilliant red spurted like a fountain, and yet the asshole kept laughing. “Look at you! Quincy didn’t hold back on you did he?”
I’m not saying my colleague enjoyed crushing Seth’s windpipe without even lifting a finger—but that is exactly what I am saying.
With a simple incline of Kaian’s head, the front-man was rupturing from the inside, choking on organs erupting into his throat.
And like it thrilled him, the idea of death, the idea of dying at the hands of a supernatural force, Seth continued to roar with laughter.
My colleague was pressing pressure points which shouldn’t be pressed. Especially pressure points in a genetically fucked up man whose trauma had turned him into the wildcard of our group. The amount of shit we had all gone through inside Quincy’s lab was enough to send us into insanity. Except my colleague, according to Quincy, hadn’t responded correctly at the beginning. And being a researcher myself with rabbits before I became a lab rat, I knew the only way to get results was to cause pain.
I never initiated that pain in the rabbits, but I was an enabler. I watched my professor torture these subjects to make sure they were prepped and ready for the serum. Maybe our karma was that the exact same happened to us. But to Kaian, it was on a much larger scale. I was never briefed on what exactly happened to him during the months from March to June. Though it was obvious he had had it the worst. I didn’t know why. I didn’t understand why his brain was different, or maybe he was more resilient. He had been better at fighting it.
Kaian hated two things. Being kidnapped and said kidnappers mentioning our fourth member. And it was those things which made him plunge. Which made him lose all sense of humanity and morality and emotion, essentially turning him into a mindless beast. That was one half of the plunge. “Do you want me to say his name?” Seth coughed up spattered scarlet, and I could already see what was happening to him. Kaian had done enough damage externally. Internally, however? That was another story.
Internally, I sensed every organ starting to peel apart and splinter, bursting into nothing. It started with pressure on his heart which was slow and dragged so he felt everything. Then the brain began to expand. When blood ran in sharp rivulets from every orifice, and Seth screamed, howling like an animal, I looked away, just in time for the rest of the man’s body to pop like a balloon, and a chunk of his skull to land right in front of me. Riss started screaming, and I was half aware of a slight taint of warm blood like paint splattering the side of my face.
When I twisted back to look at him, his body was still hovering without a head, a skeletal hand lifting and waving at us.
Riss dropped to her knees, her head in her hands, trembling, and I followed her, trying to get some semblance of control.
“It’s been a week.” Riss whispered, sobbing, swiping at her eyes with bloody hands, making them worse. “Oh god, what if… what if I was right? What if we’re too late? I knew this was… this was a bad idea. But nobody listens to Riss. I knew he wouldn’t come. Fuck. I knew it.”
“Calm down.” I said. “Concentrate on happy birthday, okay? Do you want me to sing it with you?”
Riss spluttered. “We’re going to dieeee,” she sang. “Can you feel it? I’m plunging, Wren. God, it feels so fucking good.”
She knocked her head into the wall with crazy eyes.
It took exactly half a second for our brains to decide whether we were going to fight it or give in to it.
“Hey. Riss.” I spoke in reassuring hisses, grasping her shoulders and forcing her to look at me. “Happy birthday.” I choked out. “Three times. It has to be three times.” When she didn’t respond, I shook her until her cloudy found mine. Riss was plunging. Like Kaian. The blood vessels in her eyes had popped, her lips cracking apart. If I concentrated, I could see her bare knees starting to melt into air, wisps of her hair starting to disintegrate. “Do it, now!”
I shrieked when Kaian finally let go of the man’s body, and it hit the ground in front of us like a bad joke. “Happy birthday.” I said the mantra over and over again, shaking my colleague until she was responding. “Three times, Riss. Right now.” When she shook her head, screeching, I grabbed her hands and entangled her fingers with mine. “I’ll start, okay? And you follow me.”
To my surprise, Riss nodded—and for the fraction of a second, my colleague, or what was left of her, stopped bleeding into visible particles which were now around us, like a glistening wave of ocean water enveloping us. “Happy birthday to you…” I whispered, squeezing her hands tighter, relieved when she repeated the verse. When I was sure Riss was anchoring herself, I turned to Kaian who was sitting cross legged in front of the mutilated body.
My gaze went to the door. It would only be matter of time before Seth’s goons figured out something was wrong, and the last thing I wanted was them to walk in mid-plunge. “Happy birthday to…” I continued, allowing Riss to fill in a name—before focusing on my other colleague. I’m not exaggerating when I say Kaian was covered head to toe in blood, like it was his canvas, like he belonged in it. It was too late for him. I could already see that in his vacant and foggy eyes and playful smile that he had accepted the plunge.
Willingly.
“Gross.” Kaian signed, pulling a face. He turned his nose up at mutilated flesh and bone, and I had a hard time looking him in the eye.
I exhaled out a breath.
“Kaian.” I spoke and signed calmly, but my skin was prickling and scalding. I could feel the flesh on the backs of my hands peeling off. “Happy birthday.” I made sure to emphasize every word clearly, even when I knew he could read every word from my mouth without even trying.
He started to shake his head, and I glimpsed that panic, the trauma of the last several months starting to bloom behind his eyes.
“No, you have to do it.” I hissed out. “Look around you.” I signed. “If you don’t do it, we’re going to plunge.”
I was practically slamming my hands together with frustration, but he shook his head, his gaze going elsewhere.
“What if I…” He paused signing, his lip curling, “Like it?”
Do you know when you know something is wrong but you keep shoving it to the back of your head until you can’t ignore it anymore?
Yeah, this was one of those moments.
I loved Kaian. I loved him like a brother. But there was something about his face, the way he delved his fingers into startling red pooling on the carpet, that made me want to get as far away from him as possible. Swallowing hard, I shook away the thought and grabbed hold of his hand.
Once I did, the air around us wavered, and flesh on his cheeks started to flake. “Happy birthday…” Riss, who was sitting with what was left of her knees pressed to her chest, choked out a sob, “This isn’t working… Wren. This isn’t fucking working. I can’t.. I can’t fucking do this.” When she beat the floor with crumbling fists, the whole room jolted. The ground beneath us shook, and Kaian shot me a panicked look. Even plunging, he was still scared.
And I didn’t blame him.
After telling Riss to continue, I managed a smile and signed, “Earthquake.”
My colleague’s lips split into an unusual grin, and he mouthed the words, “Yeah right.”
With steely eyes, Kaian’s smile faded and for once he actually looked serious. “Jem.” He signed. “I don’t think he’s coming for us.”
Ignoring a conversation I really didn’t want to have, I focused on the body. “Check his pockets,” I signed back. “We don’t have much time.”
I pulled out a passport, some Indonesian currency, and an old plane ticket.
Checking his phone didn’t help. I was just reminded the boarders were still shut, and this asshole had a whole group chat gloating about his so-called guard dogs.
“Wren!”
When I lifted my head, Riss’s wild eyes were flickering around the room, drinking in parts of reality being sucked away.
Her mouth became lopsided, lips drooping like my colleague was having a stroke from the pressure building around her.
See, I describe this in a lot of detail like this lasted around five to minutes long. But no, all of this happened in the space of around two minutes. When footsteps sounded outside, and Kaian’s head snapped to the door, his eyes darkening, a sour paste crept up my throat.
Professor Quincy didn’t just take away our humanity. He twisted us into something resembling an animal inside a human body.
We spoke and acted and felt like humans. But once a stranger was nearby, or footsteps on territory we had unknowingly snatched as our own, we turned feral. I already knew Kaian was a whole new level of unpredictable and unhinged after what the experiments had done to his brain—but seeing what he was capable of even before the plunge, I froze.
The world was coming apart around me and I was plunging, but I couldn’t move. I watched him get to his feet, his fingers curling into fists at his sides. The footsteps were closing in on us getting louder and louder, and Kaian could sense every vibration. I could tell with the way his lips twitched, a whole new darkness clouding his eyes and stripping away what was left of his humanity. I had seconds.
There was no use in happy birthday
I remember jumping to my feet and diving on my colleagues back, bringing him to the floor like a lion would a deer. When the two of us hit the ground, I watched Riss rupture in front of me, her face glitching, becoming moving static, before her body followed. “Seth?” The voice caused Kaian to attempt to wrench out of my grasp, but I had a firm hold of him. The first three weeks of being inhuman, I was taught how to kill people. Kill my fellow subjects.
Apologising profusely into hair which smelled of blood and dirt and Quincy’s lab, I struggled to keep myself from plunging, knowing the room was already half gone, and I was going to get caught in it anyway. “I’m sorry. Fuck. I’ll make it up to you, okay? You should have sang happy fucking birthday, but you are so goddamn stubborn,” I sobbed with what I hoped was reassurance. I knew he and Riss and Jem would do exactly the same to me.
“So fucking stubborn.” I couldn’t help myself, nestling my face into his hair and heaving in breaths while my skin started to peel away.
“Just take a deep breath and close your eyes, okay?” I whispered into his flushed skin. “We’ll find him, Kaian. I promise you.”
He stopped struggling, and for a moment I thought my colleague was actually listening to me before the ceiling began to crack apart.
The ground rumbled again, and I lost my grip on the guy before forcing him onto his back and straddling his legs. Just when his free arm was flying out with intention to send me crashing into the back wall and ending all reality in that room, encompassing us, I snapped Kaian’s neck.
And with the last of my energy, I fucking screamed while my own flesh melted from my face while the plunge enveloped us both.



March 2020.
It was on the 17th day of captivity inside a cell made of glass panes meant to keep in rabbits, when I met an unlikely visitor. There comes a time when giving up is better than screaming until you have lost all of the breath in your lungs, and your throat feels like sandpaper. I hadn’t eaten in days, and what was left of my meals, curry and mash potatoes, painted my cell walls—a real work of art if I concentrated and imagined carving shapes inside congealing potato and day-old curry.
So far, I had tests. I had tests which were an invasion of privacy which I will not expand upon. I had tests where my professor’s gloved fingers ran over my scalp and marked places where he was going to insert the same headset on the rabbits. He didn’t listen to my cries.
He didn’t tell me where my colleagues were. I was nothing to him. I was a subject stripped of my rights. So, I was doing the little I could to protest. Even if it was small, I was refusing to eat. I knew subjects had to eat to stay healthy—to get results. The piece of shit wasn’t going to get much further if I died of starvation after days of no eating. How sad. I was on my second day of refusing to eat, and my gut felt like it was folding in on itself. To combat this, I sat against clinical white walls with my knees pressed to my chest, and my head buried in my lap. I ignored the rumbling of my stomach and my aching joints, the weird squiggly lines in my vision when I bothered lifting my head.
It’s weird. In that cage, I was the coldest I’ve ever felt on an Indonesian island. I didn’t remember the temperature affecting the outcome of the rabbit subjects, but maybe it was different for humans. Still though, I had my solace. I imagined standing in glittering water, bioluminescent plankton washing over my bare toes. I imagined the full moon bathing the sky in warm light, and it was enough to make me feel safe— even so far from home. Far from normality. If I squeezed my eyes shut, and envisioned wading deeper into the shallows, until the water was lapping my thighs, I could calm myself and tell myself to breathe.
Then the water was at my waist, the panic subsiding. Neck deep, ice cold water filling my mouth and suffocating my nose. But if I thought past it, if I plunged myself into the deep, I could trick my brain into imagining that I was escaping, swimming across the wide expanse of ocean. All the way back home to my family.
I was brought out of my imagination when a scratching noise pulled me back to my senses, and I was back inside my cage.
Lifting my head, I searched for someone. But there was nobody there.
“Over here, genius.”
The voice startled me. It wasn’t quite a voice, more of an attempt. Though I could definitely make out the language bursting out. When my eyes swivelled, I found myself staring at a blur of white. I squinted.
No, not just a blur of white. It was Subject Fifteen. The rabbit which had stolen Jem’s heart, and possibly taken control of his mind.
For a moment I tried to blink myself awake, but no matter how many times I pinched myself, the rabbit was still there, pressing its tiny face against glass, and I can see blood staining its fur. Initially, I thought he was a hallucination until I blinked, and he was still very much there.
He was part of reality, lightly smushing its bloody mouth against glass panes. The sight of dark red tainting its fur twisted my gut, and I had a thought which suddenly wouldn’t leave me alone. If the serum did that to the rabbits, what exactly would it do to us? “Well.” Fifteen’s beady eyes found mine, and I swore its rabbit mouth twisted into a grin. It's voice mimicked both me and my colleagues, the perfect imitation of us. I could hear all of us, even the professor, in every curl of its words.
It wasn’t just intelligent, it was something else—something fucking monstrous. Which should have been put down.
No. It never should have been a subject at all.
I slowly crawled towards it and held my breath. I must have looked pretty fucking funny to Fifteen. I was the tester who had become the tested. The one who wore the lab-coat, to the rat forced into light blue scrub like clothes sticking to me. I can’t say I wasn’t curious, though. Baffled.
I was inches from a fucking talking rabbit, and the last time I checked rabbits weren't supposed to talk. Their mouths haven't evolved to form words. But somehow it was figuring out speech. Fifteen was learning fast. That terrified me. After several attempts at speech, it had almost fully mimicked a human’s expression. It cocked its head, and in Jem’s voice, asked,
“Well? How does it feel to be the one in the cage?"
“You’re not real.” I told the rabbit which sounded like Jem.
To my shock, it laughed, and its bloody mouth almost formed a snarl. “Are you sure about that?”
I crawled over to the screen, pressing my hands against glass. “How does…” I licked my lips. “How does what feel?”
The rabbit’s eyes followed me and I shuffled back, a sour paste creeping its way up my throat. “You were always my least favorite,” it murmured. Its nose twitched. “I think you humans call it karma—- and whether you believe in it or not, every action must have an equal reaction.” It moved closer, pressing its face against the glass. I noticed the fur around it’s mouth was stained red. “You drilled into my head, Wren. You hurt me day after day and hid behind a sense of morality that you were a good person because it was for the good of the human race.” Fifteen edged closer. “I wish I could feel sorry for you. I wish I could feel the sympathy you humans use as a pathetic fucking barrier. But aren’t you just… the cutest?”
The thing was mimicking my own words from the start of the experiments. I had pressed my face against the plastic cage, peering at Subject Fifteen, who was hiding in the corner. Quincy told me to turn off my humanity, but that didn’t stop me as seeing them as cute little fury bunnies. It never crossed my mind that Fifteen could hear exactly what we had been saying.
I thought back to a few months back when I had picked it up from its cage and nuzzled its fur. “Aww! Isn’t he just the cutest?”
Fifteen knew the exact moment I gave up, my hands slipping from the glass. It gestured to the band aid uncomfortably sticking to my scalp.
“Nice horns.”
“You have intelligence.” I whispered through a sob. I leaned closer. “Quincy. You need to tell me what he’s doing to the others.”
“You already know what he’s planning to do, Wren.” The rabbit chuckled, lifting a paw in a mocking wave. “Why are you asking me, hmm? What if I am in fact an illusion? You’re not eating. Your mind has been played with. Are you sure you are really speaking to a talking rabbit?”
It cocked its head. “How do you know I’m not Jem?”
“Or Riss.” It’s voice twisted into hers, and then the professor’s.
“I’m losing my mind.” I whispered, pinching the flesh on my bare thighs. “I’m losing my fucking mind.”
“Maybe.” It said, “or you’re witnessing the consequences of your actions. You did this to me if you remember. I told you to stop hurting me, but you didn’t hear me, Wren. You never heard me. Only him. And when I was strong enough, I made him force you to finally listen to me.”
Jem, I thought hysterically.
“You little—“ I slammed my hands into the glass, unable to resist a snarl when it turned to hop away. “Hey! Wait! What did you do to Jem?”
“I didn’t do anything,” the rabbit responded in a scoff. “Your professor, however… have you ever heard of teleportation?”
I stared at it blinking rapidly, until it laughed. “No, not that kind! I mean the new kind. I’m talking about what Quincy is trying to perfect.”
“What do you mean?”
“Think about it.” The rabbit’s nose twitched, “What you have been working on and researching—what if it was possible in humans?”
I shook my head. There was no way. If professor Quincy wanted to test on us, it would likely be psychokinesis which was possible in rabbits.
“That’s impossible.” I managed to grit out. “With rabbits it’s one thing, and it’s barely even stable! With humans… it’s...”
It’s barbaric.
The rabbits which went through that procedure and survived… their brains were drastically altered. They were never the same.
That’s what I wanted to say.
I trailed off at the thought of forcing a living and breathing human to shatter apart into atoms and forcefully moved from one place to another. I remembered Subject 12. The tiny little thing coming apart slowly, piece by piece, a mixture of fur, blood and bones filling its cage.
No way.
There was no way my psycho professor would attempt it in humans.
The rabbit hopped away. “Huh. Well, you’re dumber than I thought. I guess I’ll be going if you’re just going to look at me like that.”
When I thought it was going to leave me, the furry little shit twisted its head. “Do you want to know a secret?”
It hopped right over to the glass. “Come closer, and I’ll tell you. I want you to get really close so I can see how adorable you are.”
Too desperate to feel humiliated, I swallowed a shriek and pressed my ear to the glass.
“Jem was the first.” The rabbit started to say but was cut off by the speaker above me crackling, a familiar voice slicing into my ears.
“Good morning. I will be with you shortly. I would like you to raise your hands above your head. I will be administering a gas.”
At the corner of my eye, Fifteen was disappearing behind the corner, and I let out a frustrated hiss. “Professor Quincy.” I managed to force my voice into professional, despite the rabbits voice in my mind. Jem was the first to what? I hadn’t seen either of my colleagues in weeks— or heard from them. I swallowed hard. “Professor Quincy, Subject Fifteen is on the premises and is showing signs of heightened intelligence!”
The rabbit tskked. “And to think I was going to help you. Good luck with the experiments. I will have a front row seat.”
Before it left me in puddling static however, the rabbit didn’t hesitate to drop a bombshell which sent me crumpling to my knees.
“Oh, yeah! I forgot to say.” Subject Fifteen’s words slammed into me as I was choked once again with gas filling my mouth and nose.
“Jem was the first to die.” It said in a sing-song symphony of all of our voices, “And you don’t even know the best part!”
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2023.03.24 04:18 AasimarX Having an issue with fan screws

So i'm building my rig, and i'm trying to install the fans (a trio of corsair LL120) on the bottom in a pull config, (o11 dynamic) none of the screws seem to fit. I bought a kit of screws meant for attaching my radiator and said fans in the top, and had no issues, but i'm struggling with the bottom screws, the obvious mounting points seem to be really wide, and the points that seem to be the right ones are so close to the glass panel, that the fans won't mount due to the vibration dampners.
This is getting seriously irritating as it's held me up for a minute.
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CZ75-Auto Emerald Quartz MW, B/O: $61

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2023.03.24 04:08 sultrysoftness My husband thinks I do all the cleaning but I hired a maid…

So I’m a new mom, my baby is 3 months old and my husband works 11am-9pm 6 days/week. I told him that I didn’t want him to do any cleaning or laundry since he’s working so much. Every time he starts cleaning I stop him and tell him to enjoy his time home with our baby and that I’ll take care of the cleaning. Which I do! I do dishes every day, I do everyone’s laundry, fold it and put it away, I still do it all! BUT I absolutely hate doing our washroom because we have a massive walk-in glass shower and it’s a lot for me! So I recently hired a maid to come once a month to do a deep clean of the house! I still haven’t told my husband.. I don’t really want to tell him. I do so much, I kinda don’t want him to think that I’m getting help all the time because she only comes once a month! Is it bad that I don’t want to tell him? I love being a house wife while I’m in maternity leave! But getting that extra help has been a blessing! Also I use my own money to pay her.
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