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2020.09.07 19:54 RyanX1231I've gained a bit of weight over the past year and a half, especially during the pandemic, and I need to lose weight now before I relapse back into bulimia.
So, a little background. I'm 25 male; 5’ 6" and currently weigh almost 200 ibs. In late 2018, I weighed about 147 ibs. I'm not fat by any means now, but all the fat is in my stomach and I legit look pregnant. I need to get rid of this tummy. My weight has always fluctuated growing up. I was bony and skinny as a small child because I wouldn't eat anything, then gained a bunch of weight toward the end of elementary school and was overweight and fat throughout middle school due to stress eating. I got bullied so hard that it pushed me to lose weight by basically developing an eating disorder. I got skinny super fast and I struggled with bulimia from age 15 to age 22. After being hospitalized, I realized that I had to stop this. So I stopped purging and after I started working again (late 2018), which made me hungry more, so I slowly started gaining a bit of weight back. Which was good. That's when I realized that my eating disorder and body image issues were stemmed from gender dysphoria. So I started wearing girlier clothes and wearing makeup and growing my hair out, which improved my body image significantly. But now I've taken it a bit too far. I learned to enjoy food again, but that doesn't mean that I eat well because I don't. I basically lived off fast food and fried foods, and I drank a lot of Coke. I realize that I need to cut all of that out. I don't really eat a lot during the day: I usually start out by eating a small slice of lemon cake in the morning, then I snack on small things throughout the day and I cook dinneget food mid-afternoon or early evening. Then I don't eat anything else but drink a bit too much Coke because... the carbonation feels so good on my tongue after a hot meal. But I also drink sparkling water. I can't do the whole breakfast/lunch/dinner, three big meals a day thing. I'd feel too bloated and get sick. So I just eat one big meal a day, which is dinner. Regardless, I weigh 200 ibs now and I'm afraid of getting really fat again, and I'm afraid of relapsing into my eating disorder again. It turns out, I have no idea how to lose weight "the right way". What should I do? I don't want to build muscle, I just want a skinny and thin figure so that I can look like a sexy twink and wear crop tops. 😅 (I'm kind of a femboy.) I have a vague idea of what I should do to start: 1) I'm gonna start jogging at the park in about a month once the weather cools down. 2) I'm gonna start eating a lot of salads. I made the best chicken tender salad last week. 3) Cut out fast food, except maybe once a week. I can already cook, I just need to find more things to cook. Doesn't help that I'm a picky eater (it's an autistic thing). 4) Cut out Coke, except for a small glass before bed. Any other tips? Also, if you know any healthy recipes I can make using either chicken, fish, or bell peppers (legit the only veggie I like), then I'm all ears. It's just so frustrating because I'm always either too big or too thin. To quote Britney Spears: "I'm Ms. She's Too Big, Now She's Too Thin".
2020.09.07 19:49 RyanX1231I've gained a bit of weight over the past year and a half, especially during the pandemic, and I need to lose weight now before I relapse back into bulimia again.
So, a little background. I'm 25, 5’ 6" and currently weight almost 200 ibs. In late 2018, I weighed about 147 ibs. I'm not fat by any means now, but all the fat is in my stomach and I legit look pregnant. I need to get rid of this tummy. My weight has always fluctuated growing up. I was bony and skinny as a small child because I wouldn't eat anything, then gained a bunch of weight toward the end of elementary school and was overweight and fat throughout middle school. I got bullied so hard that it pushed me to lose weight by basically developing an eating disorder. I got skinny super fast and I struggled with bulimia from age 15 to age 22. After being hospitalized, I realized that I had to stop this. So I stopped purging and after I started working again (late 2018), which made me hungry more, so I slowly started gaining a bit of weight back. Which was good. That's when I realized that my eating disorder and body image issues were stemmed from gender dysphoria. So I started wearing girlier clothes and wearing makeup and growing my hair out, which improved my body image significantly. But now I've taken it a bit too far. I learned to enjoy food again, but that doesn't mean that I eat well because I don't. I basically lived off fast food and fried foods, and I drank a lot of Coke. I realize that I need to cut all of that out. I don't really eat a lot during the day: I usually start out by eating a small slice of lemon cake in the morning, then I snack on small things throughout the day and I cook dinneget food mid-afternoon or early evening. Then I don't eat anything else but drink a bit too much Coke because... the carbonation feels so good on my tongue after a hot meal. But I also drink sparkling water. I can't do the whole breakfast/lunch/dinner, three big meals a day thing. I'd feel too bloated and get sick. So I just eat one big meal a day, which is dinner. Regardless, I weigh 200 ibs now and I'm afraid of getting really fat again, and I'm afraid of relapsing into my eating disorder again. It turns out, I have no idea how to lose weight "the right way". What should I do? I don't want to build muscle, I just want a skinny and thin figure so that I can look like a sexy twink and wear crop tops. 😅 I have a vague idea of what I should do to start: 1) I'm gonna start jogging at the park in about a month once the weather cools down. 2) I'm gonna start eating a lot of salads. I made the best chicken tender salad last week. 3) Cut out fast food, except maybe once a week. I can already cook, I just need to find more things to cook. 4) Cut out Coke, except for a small glass before bed. Any other tips? Also, if you know any healthy recipes I can make using either chicken, fish, or bell peppers (legit the only veggie I like), then I'm all ears. It's just so frustrating because I'm always either too big or too thin. To quote Britney Spears: "I'm Ms. She's Too Big, Now She's Too Thin".
2020.09.01 13:55 RELFantasticMaize2My 18 year Generation Theory based on Cultural, Historical, and Technological Events
I decided to come back since this generation topic is just so interesting. Anyways, this is my generation theory. This will be my take on how I view each generation, based on 8 year pure cohorts and 10 year spectrums. Some of you may have seen a similar post like this in the past, as this is a repost, since I deleted the original post, with added notable people, and percentages of each generation. For those of you who have never seen the original post, in my opinion, I feel generations aren’t very clear cut and don’t evolve overnight. I don’t think people who are 15-17 years apart will share the exact same generation traits. I believe in 8 year solid cohorts, where the years that make up the quintessential part of the generation can be found. For Baby Boomers, it’s 1950-1957, for Gen X, its 1968-1975, for Millennials it’s 1986-1993, and for Gen Z, its 2004-2011. Everything else in between is a spectrum transitioning from one generation to the next. With these spectrums, every year, traits from the previous generation start to die off and new traits start to form, which would help lay the foundation for the next generation. With that out of the way, let’s begin: Soomer Spectrum 1940-1949Classes of 1958-1967 Last cohort to have any Silent traits, and the first to have any Boomer traits. They entered elementary school after World War II. They were all born after the introduction of the television. The first half were born during World War II and the last four years were born during the Baby Boom. They primarily spent most of their elementary school years and childhood during the post-war boom of the late 40s to mid 50s. The first half were born during World War II and the last four years were born during the Baby Boom. They are the 40s babies, were the pioneers of the Hippie Movement, and were the primary group drafted during the Vietnam War. They are the children of Greatests and Greatest Losts. Famous people*: John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Norris, Al Pacino, John Lewis, Bernie Sanders, Bob Dylan, Jesse Jackson, Kim Jong-Il, Muhammad Ali, Joe Biden, Stephen Hawking, Paul McCartney, Aretha Franklin, Robert De Niro, Mick Jagger, Danny DeVito, Jerry Springer, Herman Cain, Vince McMahon, Bob Marley, Donald Trump, Dolly Parton, Freddy Mercury, Sylvester Stallone, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Cher, David Bowie, Hilary Clinton, Arnold Schwarznegger, Elton John, Samuel L. Jackson, Prince Charles, Ozzy Osbourne, Meryl Streep, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Ric Flair, etc.\* Pure Boomers 1950-1957 Classes of 1968-1975 Only cohort to have full Boomer traits. They entered elementary school after the Vietnam War began, primarily grew up during the rise of standard television, and entered high school after the Kennedy Assassination. The oldest year came of age in the year 1968, one of the most polarizing years in US history. The first half played a role in the Hippie Movement, as there was still a draft age, while the last couple of years came of age afterwards, but primarily spent most of their high school years and adolescence before the Disco era began. They are the children of Greatest Silents and Greatests. Famous people: Dr. Phil, Bill Murray, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Ben Carson, Phil Collins, Kurt Russell, Vladimir Putin, Patrick Swayze, David Hasselhoff, Hulk Hogan, Tim Allen, Cyndi Lauper, Oprah Winfrey, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Roddy Piper, Walter Payton, Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Bill Gates, Kris Jenner, Steve Jobs, Bill Nye, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, Bob Saget, Larry Bird, Mel Gibson, Caroline Kennedy, Bret Hart, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, etc. Jones Spectrum 1958-1967Classes of 1976-1985 Last cohort to have any Boomer traits, and the first to have any X traits. They entered elementary school after MLK’s I have a dream speach, which ended segregation, and were the first to grow up with Saturday morning cartoons, and during the rise of color television. They graduated high school after the release of the Apple I, but before the Challenger Disaster. The first half played a big role in the 1980 election. The first seven years were primary demographic during the Disco/Punk Era, as most of the cohort spent their adolescence during that time, with the last three years spending most of their adolescence during the MTV Era. They are the children of Greatest Silents and Silents. Famous people*: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres Simon Cowell, Magic Johnson, Weird Al Yankovic, Ultimate Warrior, Sting, Charlie Murphy, Dave Coulier, Mike Pence, RuPaul, Jane Lynch, Damon Wayans, Kathy Griffin, Tim Cook, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sean Penn, John F. Kennedy Jr., Barack Obama, Princess Diana, Billy Ray Cyrus, George Clooney, Eddie Murphy, George Lopez, Ralph Macchio, Stephen Hillenburg, Michael J. Fox, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Steve Irwin, Michael Jordan, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Whitney Houston, John Stamos, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Chamberlain, Michelle Obama, Courteney Cox, Eazy E, Keanu Reaves, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Jeff Bezos, Robert Robert\ Downey, Jr., The Undertaker, J.K. Rowling, Dr. Dre, William Zabka, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Charlie Sheen, Shawn Michaels, Ben Stiller, Scottie Pippen, Mike Tyson, Adam Sandler, Gordon Ramsay, David Schwimmer, Halle Berry, Janet Jackson, Rick Astley, Vin Diesel, Matt LeBlanc, Kurt Cobain, Will Farell, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, Mark Ruffalo, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, LaVar Ball, , etc.* Pure X 1968-1975 Classes of 1986-1993 give or take late 1967 to mid 1975 Only cohort to have full X traits. They entered elementary school after Nixon’s second term election, which lead to his resignation. They were the first years to grow up with the first blockbusters such as Jaws, the first major gaming consoles such as the Atari 2600, and the first movie franchises such as Star Wars. They graduated high school after the Challenger Disaster, but before the launch of the World Wide Web, and primarily spent their adolescence before the USSR Collapse. They spent most of their high school years and adolescence in the MTV era and were the primary demographic. They are the children of Soomers and Silents. Famous people: Will Smith, Hugh Jackman, Celine Dion, Tony Hawk, Kurt Angle, Terry Crews, Owen Wilson, LL Cool J, Tracy Morgan, Gary Coleman, Phil Lewis, Molly Ringwald, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jay Z, Jennifer Aniston, Triple H, Paul Rudd, P Diddy, Matthew Perry, Mariah Carey, Melania Trump, Queen Latifah, Taraji P. Henson, Shane McMahon, Chris Jericho, Ted Cruz, DMX, Shawn Wayans, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Elon Musk, Mark Walhberg, Winona Ryder, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal, Sofia Vergara, Big Show, Ben Affleck, Marlon Wayans, Gabrielle Union, Paul Walker, Edge, Pharrell, Tyra Banks, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth McFarlane, Jim Parsons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Rey Mysterio Jr., Lil Kim, Derek Jeter, Nelly, Ryan Seacrest, Christian Bale, Boogie2988, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, 50 Cent, Fergie, will.i.am, Drew Barrymore, Tiger Woods, Tobey Maguire, etc. Xennial Spectrum 1976-1985Classes of 1994-2003 give or take late 1975 to mid 1985 Last cohort to have any X traits, and the first to have any Millennial traits. They entered elementary school after Reagan was elected, which made our society more right leaning, they primarily grew up with gaming post-1983 with consoles such as the NES and SEGA Master System. The first half spent most of high school during the Grunge Era, and the second half during the Y2K era. They all graduated high school after the release of the World Wide Web, but spent at least most of it before 9/11. The first half of this cohort were hit by the Dot-Com Bubble, while the second half was hit by the Great Recession. They were the first years to serve in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. They are the children of Soomers and Baby Boomers. Famous People:Sia, DJ Khaled, Tiger Woods, Chadwick Boseman (RIP), Will Friedle, Fred Savage, Ryan Reynolds, Candace Cameron-Bure, Reese Witherspoon, Peyton Manning, Rick Ross, Chester Bennington, Blake Shelton, John Cena, Kanye West, Shakira, Tom Brady, Psy, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Brock Lesnar, Donald Trump Jr., AJ Styles, Jason Earles, Jerry Trainor, Jeff Hardy, Steve Aoki, John Green, Kobe Bryant, Ashton Kutcher, James Corden, Kenan Thompson, Usher, John Legend, James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Zoe Saldana, CM Punk, Sheamus, Anthony Mackie, Manny Pacquiao, Kel Mitchell, Charlamagne Tha God, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Chris Pratt, Kourtney Kardashian, Pink, Aaliyah, Cooper Barnes, Heath Ledger, John Krasinski, Flo Rida, Rider Strong, Kim Kardashian, Channing Tatum, Ben Savage, Randy Orton, Macaulay Culkin, Gucci Mane, Ryan Gosling, TI, Christina Aguilera, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Swoozie, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Chris Evans, Pitbull, Meghan Markle, Ivanka Trump, Danielle Fishel, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Dwyane Wade, Tati Westbrook, Jodie Sweetin, Keemstar, Anne Hathaway, Kelly Clarkson, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Roman Atwood, Chris Hemsworth, Nicki Bella, Carrie Underwood, Future, Mila Kunis, Scott Disick, Brie Bella,Khloe Kardashian, Eric Trump, Lebron James, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Avril Lavigne, Prince Harry, Ben Shapiro, Aubrey Plaza, T-Pain, Carmelo Anthony, Mark Zuckerberg, Lauren London, Christiano Ronaldo, Ashley Tisdale, Roman Reigns, Nipsey Hussle, J Cole, Lana Del Rey, Dean Ambrose, Anna Kendrick,etc. Pure Millennials 1986-1993 Classes of 2004-2011 give or take late 1985 to mid 1993 Only cohort to have full Millennial traits. They all entered elementary school after the launch of the first Nickelodeon cartoons, which lead to the rise of cable kids programming, and grew up during the Disney Renaissance. They primarily spent their childhoods after the launch of the World Wide Web, and spent at least most of their adolescence and high school years in a post-9/11 world. They were the cohort hit the most by the Great Recession. They began high school after Y2K, and graduated after the release of MySpace and Facebook. They are the children of Baby Boomers and Generation Jones. Famous people: Drake, Lady Gaga, Jenna Marbles, Raven-Symoné, Jeffree Star, Bruno Mars, Josh Peck, Drake Bell, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Olson, Mary-Kate Olson, Seth Rollins, Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan, Lea Michele, Usain Bolt, Shia LaBeouf, Zac Efron, Lionel Messi, Blake Lively, Shay Mitchell, Michael B. Jordan, Naya Rivera, Anthony Padilla, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Kevin Jonas, Shane Dawson, Rihanna, Stephen Curry, Lilly Singh, Adele, Kevin Durant, Russel Westbrook, King Bach, Vanessa Hudgens, Blac Chyna, Lizzo, Pewdiepie, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Nina Dobrev, Daniel Radcliffe, Jason Derulo, Markiplier, Joe Jonas, Elizabeth Olson, James Harden, Carlos PenaVega, Logan Henderson, Corbin Bleu, Jennifer Lawrence, The Weeknd, Ryan Higa, Iggy Azalea, Machine Gun Kelly, Margot Robbie, Cash Nasty, Soulja Boy, Catherine Paiz, Sarah Hyland, Klay Thompson, James Maslow, Kendall Schmidt, Ninja, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Joey Graceffa, Amanda Cerny, Gabbie Hanna, Azzyland, Tyler the Creator, Fetty Wap, DaBaby, Quavo, Tyler Posey, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Lynn Spears, Emma Roberts, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Cole Sprouse, Miley Cyrus, Austin McBroom, SSSniperWolf, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Travis Scott, Dylan Sprouse, Mac Miller, Taylor Lautner, Ariana Grande, KSI, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Debby Ryan, Victoria Justice, Sofia Carson, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucas Cruikshank, etc. Zillennial Spectrum 1994-2003Classes of 2012-2021 give or take late 1993 to mid 2003 Last cohort to have any Millennial traits, and the first to have any Z traits. They entered elementary school after Columbine, which lead to kids becoming more sheltered. They primarily spent their childhoods in a post-9/11 world, witnessing our world becoming more mobilized. The first half were able to vote in the 2016 elections. They all spent most of their teens in the 2010s, which was half Millennial and half Gen Z culturally. They all graduated high school after smartphones surpassed flip phones in sales, but spent at least most of it before COVID-19. They are the cohort being hit the most by the COVID-19 Recession. They are the children of Generation Jones and Generation X. Famous people*: Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Lil Uzi Vert, Camila Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Halsey, Caspar Lee, Madelaine Petsch, Lil Baby, Logan Paul, Kendall Jenner, Ross Lynch, Timothée Chalamet, Post Malone, Gigi Hadid, Queen Naija, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, David Dobrik, Tom Holland, RiceGum, Lele Pons, Zendaya, Liza Koshy, Dove Cameron, Alissa Violet, 6IX9INE, Lili Reinhart, Noah Centineo, Kylie Jenner, Jake Paul, Lonzo Ball, Camila Cabello, Nash Grier, Bella Thorne, KJ Apa, Becky G, Jacob Elordi, DDG, Infinite, Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, Olivia Holt, Kira Kosarin, Simone Biles, Blueface, Shawn Mendez, XXXTentacion, Brent Rivera, Tana Mongeau, Juice WRLD, Peyton List, Mr Beast, Jaden Smith, Tfue, Liangelo Ball, China Anne McClain, Peyton Meyer, Bradley Steven Perry, Khalid, James Charles, Madison Beer, Karan Brar, Grayson Dolan, Ethan Dolan, Sabrina Carpenter, Cameron Boyce, NBA Youngboy, Lil Nas X, Joey King, Addison Rae, Baby Ariel, Lil Pump, Jace Norman, Woah Vicky, Joshua Bassett, Kiera Bridget, Noah Cyrus, Willow Smith, Haley Pham, Meg Donnelly, Griffin Gluck, Dixie D'Amelio, Billie Eilish, Noah Beck, Emma Chamberlain, Morgz, Chloe Lukasiak, Nia Sioux, Rowan Blanchard, Isabela Merced, Hannah Meloche, Caleb McLaughlin, Lamelo Ball, Jacob Sartorious, Chase Hudson, Loren Gray, Maddie Ziegler, Asher Angel, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Skai Jackson, Jenna Ortega, Malu Travejo, NLE CHOPPA, Lil Tecca, Cash Baker, Matty B, Johnny Orlando, Sophia Grace Brownlee, Lizzy Greene, BhadBhabie, Olivia Rodrigo,etc.\* Pure Z 2004-2011 Classes of 2022-2029 give or take late 2003 to mid 2011 Only cohort to have full Z traits. They all entered elementary school after Obama was elected, which made our society more left leaning, and after the Great Recession ended, but before Trump was elected. They spent at least most of their childhood and elementary school years after smartphones surpassed flip phones in sales, but before COVID-19, and they will be spending at least most of their high school years and adolescence in the COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world of the 2020s, and will all likely graduate high school after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. They are the children of Generation X and Xennials. Famous people: Aidan Gallagher, Charli D'Amelio, Annie LeBlanc, Mackenzie Ziegler, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Lauren Orlando, Grace VanderWaal, Ellie Zeiler, Lebron James Jr., Sky Katz, Casey Simpson, Francesca Capaldi, Sofia Wylie, Addison Riecke, Mace Coronel, EvanTubeHD, Honey Boo Boo, Ella Anderson, Isaac Ryan Brown, Gianna Bryant, Rosie McClelland, Ruby Rube, Barron Trump, McKenna Grace, Ava Kolker, Adelia Rose, Mason Ramsey, Trinitee Stokes, Ariana Greenblatt, August Maturo, Elias Harger, Malachi Barton, Jason Maybaum, Hayley LeBlanc, Mia Talerico, JillianTubeHD, Gavin Thomas, Christiano Ronaldo Jr., etc, Zalpha Spectrum 2012-2021Classes of 2030-2039 give or take late 2011 to mid 2021 Last cohort to have any Z traits and the first to have Alpha traits. They entered elementary school after Trump was elected and will primarily spend their childhoods in a post-COVID-19 world. They will graduate high school in the 2030s. They are the children of Xennials and Millennials. Famous people*: Ryan’s Toy Reviews, Riley Curry, Blue Ivy Carter, North West, etc.\* There is also a 18 year patterns between Soomers, Jones, Xennials, and Zillennials. These spectrums first come of age during a tech boom, then an election, then a crisis, then a culture shift, then a major historic crisis. The first three years tend to come of age after, or spend most of their adolescence after a technology boom. 1940: graduated high school after the first digital phone line is developed. 1958: graduated high school after the release of the Apple I. 1976: graduated high school after the launch of the World Wide Web. 1994: graduated high school after smartphones surpassed feature phones in sales. 1941: graduated high school after the first automatic camera is released. 1959: graduated high school after the release of the PET. 1977: graduated high school the year Windows 95 was released. 1995: graduated high school the year tablets surpassed PCs in sales. 1942: graduated high school after the first laser is built. 1960: graduated high school after the world‘s first cellular network. 1978: graduated high school after the release of the Motorola StarTac. 1996: graduated high school after the release of the Samsung Gear. The fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh years tend to come of age before an election, during a major crisis, or before the next generation’s culture is in full swing. 1943: graduated high school after Kennedy was elected. 1961: graduated high school before the Iran Hostage Crisis. 1979: graduated high school before Clinton’s Impeachment. 1997: graduated high school after the rise of ISIS and before gay marriage was federally legalized. 1944: graduated high school before the Cuban Missile Crisis. 1962: graduated high school before Reagan was elected. 1980: graduated high school before the debut of TRL and Columbine. 1998: graduated high school before Trump was elected. 1945: graduated high school before MLK’s I Have a Dream Speech and the Kennedy Assassination. 1963: graduated high school before the debut of MTV. 1981: graduated high school before Y2K. 1999: graduated high school before the US-China Trade War began and Parkland. 1946: graduated high school after the Beetles arrived in America. 1964: graduated high school after AIDS started. 1982: graduated high school before Bush was elected. 2000: graduated high school before the release of TikTok. The last three years tend to either spend most of their adolescence after a new president is elected, during another election, before a crisis, or come of age before or after a major crisis. 1947: graduated high school after the first American combat troops arrive in Vietnam. 1965: spent most of high school after Reagan was elected. 1983: graduated high school before 9/11. 2001: spent most of high school after Trump was elected, and graduated before COVID-19. 1948: spent most of high school after the Kennedy Assassination. 1966: graduated high school after the NCI announced they found the cause of AIDS. 1984: graduated high school after 9/11 happened. 2002: graduated high school after COVID-19 started, and after Trump’s impeachment. 1949: graduated high school before the MLK Assassination. 1967: graduated high school before the Challenger Disaster, but after the 1984 election. 1985: spent most of high school after Bush was elected, but before 9/11, graduated after the Iraq Invasion. 2003: spent most of high school before COVID-19, will graduate after the upcoming 2020 election, and could possibly be the last to graduate before the pandemic ends. How Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z each year is: Late Silents1940 (Class of 1958): 10% BB, 90% S1941 (Class of 1959): 20% BB, 80% S1942 (Class of 1960): 30% BB, 70% S Prime Soomers1943 (Class of 1961): 40% BB, 60% S1944 (Class of 1962): 45% BB, 55% S1945 (Class of 1963): 55% BB, 45% S1946 (Class of 1964): 60% BB, 40% S Early Boomers1947 (Class of 1965): 70% BB, 30% S1948 (Class of 1966): 80% BB, 20% S1949 (Class of 1967): 90% BB, 10% S Core Boomers 1950 (Class of 1968): 100% BB 1951 (Class of 1969): 100% BB 1952 (Class of 1970): 100% BB 1953 (Class of 1971): 100% BB 1954 (Class of 1972): 100% BB 1955 (Class of 1973): 100% BB 1956 (Class of 1974): 100% BB 1957 (Class of 1975): 100% BB Late Boomers1958 (Class of 1976): 10% X, 90% BB1959 (Class of 1977): 20% X, 80% BB1960 (Class of 1978): 30% X, 70% BB Prime Jones1961 (Class of 1979): 40% X, 60% BB1962 (Class of 1980): 45% X, 55% BB1963 (Class of 1981): 55% X, 45% BB1964 (Class of 1982): 60% X, 40% BB Early X1965 (Class of 1983): 70% X, 30% BB1966 (Class of 1984): 80% X, 20% BB1967 (Class of 1985): 90% X, 10% BB Core X 1968 (Class of 1986/give or take late 1967-mid 1968): 100% X 1969 (Class of 1987/give or take late 1968-mid 1969): 100% X 1970 (Class of 1988/give or take late 1969-mid 1970): 100% X 1971 (Class of 1989/give or take late 1970-mid 1971): 100% X 1972 (Class of 1990/give or take late 1971-mid 1972): 100% X 1973 (Class of 1991/give or take late 1972-mid 1973): 100% X 1974 (Class of 1992/give or take late 1973-mid 1974): 100% X 1975 (Class of 1993/give or take late 1974-mid 1975): 100% X Late X1976 (Class of 1994/give or take late 1975-mid 1976): 10% Y, 90% X1977 (Class of 1995/give or take late 1976-mid 1977): 20% Y, 80% X1978 (Class of 1996/give or take late 1977-mid 1978): 30% Y, 70% X Prime Xennials1979 (Class of 1997/give or take late 1978-mid 1979): 40% Y, 60% X1980 (Class of 1998/give or take late 1979-mid 1980): 45% Y, 55% X1981 (Class of 1999/give or take late 1980-mid 1981): 55% Y, 45% X1982 (Class of 2000/give or take late 1981-mid 1982): 60% Y, 40% X Early Millennials1983 (Class of 2001/give or take late 1982-mid 1983): 70% Y, 30% X1984 (Class of 2002/give or take late 1983-mid 1984): 80% Y, 20% X1985 (Class of 2003/give or take late 1984-mid 1985): 90% Y, 10% X Core Millennials 1986 (Class of 2004/give or take late 1985-mid 1986): 100% Y 1987 (Class of 2005/give or take late 1986-mid 1987): 100% Y 1988 (Class of 2006/give or take late 1987-mid 1988): 100% Y 1989 (Class of 2007/give or take late 1988-mid 1989): 100% Y 1990 (Class of 2008/give or take late 1989-mid 1990): 100% Y 1991 (Class of 2009/give or take late 1990-mid 1991): 100% Y 1992 (Class of 2010/give or take late 1991-mid 1992): 100% Y 1993 (Class of 2011/give or take late 1992-mid 1993): 100% Y Late Millennials1994 (Class of 2012/give or take late 1993-mid 1994): 10% Z, 90% Y1995 (Class of 2013/give or take late 1994-mid 1995): 20% Z, 80% Y1996 (Class of 2014/give or take late 1995-mid 1996): 30% Z, 70% Y Prime Zillennials1997 (Class of 2015/give or take late 1996-mid 1997): 40% Z, 60% Y1998 (Class of 2016/give or take late 1997-mid 1998): 45% Z, 55% Y1999 (Class of 2017/give or take late 1998-mid 1999): 55% Z, 45% Y2000 (Class of 2018/give or take late 1999-mid 2000): 60% Z, 40% Y Early Z2001 (Class of 2019/ give or take late 2000-mid 2001): 70% Z, 30% Y2002 (Class of 2020/give or take late 2001-mid 2002): 80% Z, 20% Y2003 (Class of 2021/give or take late 2002-mid 2003): 90% Z, 10% Y Core Z 2004 (Class of 2022/give or take late 2003-mid 2004): 100% Z 2005 (Class of 2023/give or take late 2004-mid 2005): 100% Z 2006 (Class of 2024/give or take late 2005-mid 2006): 100% Z 2007 (Class of 2025/give or take late 2006-mid 2007): 100% Z 2008 (Class of 2026/give or take late 2007-mid 2008): 100% Z 2009 (Class of 2027/give or take late 2008-mid 2009): 100% Z 2010 (Class of 2028/give or take late 2009-mid 2010): 100% Z 2011 (Class of 2029/give or take late 2010-mid 2011): 100% Z Late Z2012 (Class of 2030/give or take late 2011-mid 2012): 90% Z, 10% A2013 (Class of 2031/give or take late 2012-mid 2013): 80% Z, 20% A2014 (Class of 2032/give or take late 2013-mid 2014): 70% Z, 30% A Prime Zalphas2015 (Class of 2033/give or take late 2014-mid 2015): 60% Z, 40% A2016 (Class of 2034/give or take late 2015-mid 2016): 55% Z, 45% A2017 (Class of 2035/give or take late 2016-mid 2017): 45% Z, 55% A2018 (Class of 2036/give or take late 2017-mid 2018): 40% Z, 60% A Early Alpha2019 (Class of 2037/give or take late 2018-mid 2019): 30% Z, 70% A2020 (Class of 2038/give or take late 2019-mid 2020): 20% Z, 80% A2021 (Class of 2039/give or take late 2020-mid 2021): 10% Z, 90% A And finally, here’s how this theory would work well with the early, core, and late model: Soomer Spectrum 1940-1949 (Classes of 1958-1967) Baby Boomers: 1945-1962 (Classes of 1963-1980) Early Boomers: 1945-1949 (Classes of 1963-1967) Core Boomers: 1950-1957 (Classes of 1968-1975) Late Boomers: 1958-1962 (Classes of 1976-1980) Jones Spectrum: 1958-1967 (Classes of 1976-1985 give or take to mid 1967) Generation X: 1963-1980 (Classes of 1981-1998 give or take to mid 1980) Early X: 1963-1967 (Classes of 1981-1985 give or take to mid 1967) Core X: 1968-1975 (Classes of 1986-1993 give or take late 1967-mid 1975) Late X: 1976-1980 (Classes of 1994-1998 give or take late 1975-mid 1980) Xennial Spectrum: 1976-1985 (Classes of 1994-2003 give or take late 1975-mid 1985) Millennials: 1981-1998 (Classes of 1999-2016 give or take late 1980-mid 1998) Early Millennials: 1981-1985 (Classes of 1999-2003 give or take late 1980-mid 1985) Core Millennials: 1986-1993 (Classes of 2004-2011 give or take late 1985-mid 1993) Late Millennials: 1994-1998 (Classes of 2012-2016 give or take late 1993-mid 1998) Zillennial Spectrum: 1994-2003 (Classes of 2012-2021 give or take late 1993-mid 2003) Generation Z: 1999-2016 (Classes of 2017-2034 give or take late 98-mid 16) Early Z: 1999-2003 (Classes of 2017-2021 give or take late 1998-mid 2003) Core Z: 2004-2011 (Classes of 2022-2029 give or take late 2003-mid 2011) Late Z: 2012-2016 (Classes of 2030-2034 give or take late 2011-mid 2016) Zalpha Spectrum: 2012-2021 (Classes of 2030-2039 give or take late 2011-mid 2021)
2020.08.26 02:07 Struggling_hurtingDoes anyone else have trouble separating the actor from the character?
I feel like this is kind of embarrassing to admit and hard to explain without offending someone. For those of you that write fanfictions of media with actual actors such as movies and tv shows especially anything that is dark, tortuous, traumatic, and sexually explicit, does it almost feel like you are writing RPF? For a long time, I avoided any news regarding celebrities because I felt like knowing even a little about them would ruin my enjoyment of movies and shows as well as my ability to write fanfiction. I almost want to ignore that they are people as strange as it sounds. That they just sort of exist as larger than life entities like Greek Gods, except they are not. They are rich and beautiful but are vulnerable to disease, grow old, and die just like the rest of us mortals. Anyways, the impetus for this came when I googled Natalie Portman because Jane Foster is a character I'm focusing on one of my WIPs. I thought I might try to do one of those cover images I see on tumblr because there has been a lot of talk about using social media to promote stuff lately on this sub, but instead I fell into a rabbit hole of celeb trivia and found this CNN article from two years ago. https://www.vox.com/2018/1/21/16917130/natalie-portman-womens-march She talks about being 12 when her first movie comes out and the unwanted attention she got that was downright scary. Her first fan mail was a detailed rape fantasy involving her and a local radio station set a countdown to her 18th birthday, which was very creepy. This happened not just to her, but the Olsen twins, Britney Spears. Another example is that I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and have never been able to separate Emma Watson from Hermione Granger cause they're very similar. Both are intelligent, determined women, and Watson is more of an activist these days than an actress, which is very Hermione. It also reminded me of all the fanfiction I've come across with Harry and Co as underage on FF.net prior to Ao3 like Snape/Hermione or Snape/Harry(I'm old). And tbh I never thought much about it anyways because it was fiction. Until I saw the link I posted and subsequently found the reddit discussion thread related to it, and now I feel weird. Maybe I'm overthinking this. I'm just writing a story. I have a hard time writing smut sometimes because I feel like I'm needlessly sexualizing a character that has a real human face attached to it. I also feel guilty reading smut sometimes too like I'm a voyeur. It's just that a lot of fics will even have covers showing the actors. I've seen tumblrs with fancasts. And sometimes I come up with an OC and because of my lack of imagination I would be like hmmm...long blonde hair, tall, female, scowls a lot, looks kinda like Brie Larson. Then I'll just imagine Brie Larson as the character. Is this weird? Am I the only one that does this? I feel silly even writing this out because I can't even articulate what it is that is bothering me. Maybe I feel guilty for fantasizing Chris Hemsworth as Thor boinking Tom Hiddleston's Loki when I read Thorki stuff. Maybe I'm scared that these real people would somehow find my smutfic on the internet and feel unsafe. Maybe I should try to move into anime or video games. I've played over 1000 hours of animal crossing at this point...Help me out here, I don't know if I can explain this to my psychiatrist without coming off more unhinged than usual.
2020.08.23 20:53 tutetibiimperesNugu Roundup #53 - Fanatic Idols and Where to Find Them - 200823 + Album Giveaway
Hello and welcome to the latest Nugu Roundup! What is this?: This is a weekly feature designed to highlight the unknown/underappreciated groups and soloists working hard in the Kpop world that often fall under the radar. Please share your own information, favorite performance videos, fanmeet stories, or anything else relevant below! Last week we spent some time in the swamp with BLACK6IX. This week let's check out a girl group that's easy to be a fan of, let's get to know Fanatics! Look at the first comment below for the winner of the eighth Nugu Roundup Album Giveaway, plus details on this week's album up for grabs! What is Nugu?: While in Korean it literally means 'Who' in the broader Kpop context it refers to groups that are generally unknown amongst the greater public. It doesn't have to mean they're extremely new, though it can, and there are of course varying degrees of 'unknown' which some groups having very strong niche fandoms and others being almost invisible. I take a fairly broad view and will include groups that may be known to some, but who don't have widespread name recognition. Let's get on with the show... ________________________________________________________ Fanatics Who are they?: Fanatics are an 8 member girl group under FENT. Their group name represents their desire for people to become very passionate fanatics about their music. They're somewhat unique in that they've had three title releases thus far but each has had a different member lineup. Company: FENT, short for Fascino Entertainment, is primarily an acting agency, with Fanatics being their only music group. The agency was founded by Yoon Tae-joon, a former member of the 1st-gen boy group Eagle 5 (High School's company RichWorld was also founded by a former Eagle 5 member). Group Interviews
Facts: She joined the group after the soft-debut with the Flavor subunit. She is the oldest member and the company originally instructed her to hide her age, but she argued that she didn't want hide it and that idols older than her had debuted so they eventually relented. She was previously a member of an unnamed pre-debut girl group but the company failed and the group didn't debut. She majored in acting in college, can play the piano and the guitar, and is a talented painter. Her parents bought 100 copies of the group's debut album (5% of the total sales) and 140 copies of the second (10% of the total sales). She is said to be the best cook in the group, and especially likes samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) and soups.
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Real Name: Lian Si Jia (Chinese) / Ren Sika (Japanese)
Facts: She is half Japanese and half Chinese, was born in Japan but grew up in Dalian China, a major port city in Northeast China that has changed hands between the Chinese, Russians, Japanese, and British throughout history and is now important in the Chinese/Russian/Japanese trade. She was a trainee at JYP and trained extensively with Momo, Sana, and Mina of Twice. She is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean and can also speak English. Her favorites foods are malatang (hot and numbing hot pot), tteobbokki, and spring rolls.
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Real Name: Lee Chae Lin
Age: 20 (IA)
Facts: She was born in Japan but is Korean. She joined Fanatics for their first full-group EP The Six, but went on hiatus for their second EP Plus Two. She participated in Produce 101 and made it into the 5th round. She was a backup-dancer and backup-vocalist for The East Light when they appeared on Immortal Songs 2 (link). She was previously a trainee under MIDAS Entertainment with Chaebin of Nature. She dropped out of high school so that she could spend more time training and practicing.
Facts: She is from Taiwan and is fluent in Chinese and Korean. She debuted with the group as part of the Fanatics Flavor sub-unit with Milkshake. She is a big fan of Girl's Generation and said listening to their music inspired her be a singer. She went to the same school in Taiwan as G-IDLE's Shuhua and though they didn't know each other then they've become close since both moving to Korea. She has been practicing dance for over 11 years including Traditional Chinese Dance, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, and Acrobatics. She ran into a scout for FENT after leaving a dance practice in Taiwan and was recruited into the group. Her favorite foods are pig's feet, chocolate, honey rice cake, carrot cake, and sweet potato.
Facts: She is from Busan and grew up there, originally dreaming of becoming a choreographer. She particularly likes the dance style known as Waacking and after seeing Chungha perform a Waacking routine decided to move to Seoul to attend a dance academy. She joined the group for their most recent EP Plus Two. She was nicknamed Piglet by Sika because she often wears light pink make-up. She's been described as the most 'girly girl' member of the group. When she was a kid she was fascinated with the pop-out cash box at retail POS terminals and always asked her parents for one, which they finally gave her as a gift for her 20th birthday.
Facts: She joined the group for the Fanatics Flavor sub-unit and took a hiatus for the group's 2nd EP Plus Two, using the time to focus on her studies at the Seoul National University of the Arts (department of Theater and Film). She was a church youth leader and a student body president when she was younger. She is one of the tallest idols, at 5'8" (173 cm) the same height as GFriend's Sowon and Weki Meki's Doyeon, and was already 5'6" when she was in 6th grade. She has trained in dance for 10 years specializing in Traditional Korean Dance, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. She can play the guitar and piano and knows how to set up MIDI synthesizers, playing around writing music with her younger brother when she visits home. She is also good at writing lyrics. She loves Jokbal (Korean stewed pig's feet) so much that she often thinks about it.
Facts: She is originally from Gwangju but grew up and went to middle and high school in China. She can speak Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese and is currently learning Japanese. She joined the group for the 2nd EP Plus Two. Her vocal tone is said to be similar to Park Bom's and she can turn any song into an R&B song. She auditioned and was accepted by Wellmade Yedang Entertainment (which is now Imagine Asia) but chose not to accept the offer. She is a big fan of tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and Chinese hot pot.
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Facts: She joined the group for the Fanatics Flavor sub-unit. She participated in Produce 48 and made it all of the way to 23rd place. She had had CFs with Etude House, a makeup brand, Roem, a clothing brand, and School Looks. She has also appeared in the web dramas Not a Robot, Girl's World, and Real Time Love Part III. She was street-cast by FENT. She is a fan of the Korean baseball team the Doosan Bears. She prefers using a flip-phone. She tries to read at least one new book per month. She is friends with Juri from Produce. She has been nicknamed Doca-Cola because of her effervescent personality. She is allergic to cats. She says what immediately attracts her to a guy is how he smells.
Debut (Flavor sub-unit): November 26th, 2018 with Milkshake (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link) Chinese Version (MV)
Debut (full group): August 6th, 2019 with Sunday (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Song: Described as an emotionally healing tropical EDM song, this was the lead single for the first full-group EP The Six (representing that the group debuted with six members). The song is about wishing every day was a Sunday and a day off. The choreography was designed by famous Kpop choreography Bae Yoon Jung.
Most Recent Comeback: May 4th, 2020 with Vavi Girl (MV) Live Stage (Link) Choreography Video (Link)
Song: The lead single from the group's 2nd EP Plus Two, this saw members Chaelin and Yoonhye take a temporary hiatus and the addition of members Via and Rayeon. The song itself is a romanization of the Korean word for 'Barbie' which is played up in the MV and is also a backronym for 'Variety, Adorable, Versatile, Independent'.
Composers/Producers:MADEWELL (no other credits found), YOSKE (Momoland - Pinky Love, Nature - Bing Bing, Ailee/Jiwoo/Hyoyeon - GG), John East (no other credits found)
Trivia: SangA of Pink Fantasy was a pre-debut member of the group but transferred to MyDoll Entertainment before debut. Their company doesn't place restriction on them for mobile phone use and while they set goals for them for weight before comebacks they let the members manage their own diets to hit their goals. All of the members are fond of jokbal (braised pig's feet) and gamjatang (pork spine soup). The concept of the group is that the members taking part in each comeback will change and vary based on the concept of the album. The group doesn't all live in a dorm together but does live close to one another. Doi has her own apartment, Via, Rayeon, and Doah live in an apartment below in the same building, Sika and Chiayi live together in another building, and Chaelin and Yoonhye live together. The group's composition is similar to G-IDLE with Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese members. ________________________________________________________ Soloist of the Week Jung Dae Hyun/Daehyun/Baby Hyun Who is he?: A male soloist under STX Lion Heart Entertainment. He was the former main vocalist of the boy band B.A.P, leaving TS Entertainment after his contract expired. Company: STX Lion Heart Entertainment is a relatively new company, founded in 2017. They represent a variety of actors, actresses, and solo musicians including Jung Joon Ho, Rang Yeon, JJANGYOU, and more. Real Name: Jung Dae Hyun Age: 27 (IA) Solo Debut: December 1st, 2018 with Baby (MV) Live Performance (Link)
Song: Released while he was still under TS Entertainment in the twilight of B.A.P, this is a tender and emotional ballad, released as his first solo digital single.
Composers/Producers:Jung Dae Hyun (original artist), W.E (no other credits found)
Most Recent Comeback: October 10th, 2019 with Aight (MV) Live Stage (Link)
Song: An upbeat Pop-Funk song almost reminiscent of Michael Jackson, a funky bassline and some fun synth work drive this one with some silky-smooth vocals completing the experience. This was his first Single Album.
Trivia: Daehyun was born in Gwangju but grew up in Busan. He has mostly assimilated into the Seoul dialect but still slips in to the Busan dialect on occasion. He has played the role of Lucian in the Korean adaptation of the musical Napoleon and has also acted in the Korean adaptation of Grease. His favorite food is cheesecake, and he dislikes bubble tea. He has composed a number of songs for B.A.P and written two of his solo songs as well. He says he is happiest when he is on stage singing, and is known to become very emotional while on stage. ________________________________________________________ IN MEMORIAM AxisB Who were they?: A five member boy group under AXB Entertainment and RB Entertainment. Their name came from combining 'Axis' meaning 'the center around which things revolve' and 'B' for Boys, representing their desire to be a group at the center of Kpop. Releases
Song: Their debut song, no MV or music show productions, but they appear to have promoted in the festival and club scene with it. The song itself is nice and fun with a funky-R&B sound. Strangely, there's an 'MV Making' video on their website, but no evidence of there ever having been an MV for the song seems to exist.
ComposeProducer: Jinjja Sanai (no other credits found)
Song: An upbeat love song with bouncy synths and a fun beach-themed MV. Strangely though this is listed has having been a Korean release (with a Japanese release later on) only a Japanese Version MV seems to exist.
Composers/Producers:Urban Hz (no other credits found), Jiae (지애) (Ailee (feat. Yoon Mirae) - Home), StreetWriter (no other credits found)
Active Between: September 28th, 2016 - Sometime in later 2017 Reasons for Disbanding: While there's precious little information available out there about them, it appears as it the group failed due to lack of money. Neither of the companies associated with the group seem to exist any longer, and the group was never able to promote on any of the music shows. Random Stuff
Trivia: Leader Jung Hoon was previously a member of late-2nd gen co-ed group F1rst (along with fellow member DoA) (who had a great bop with I Love You, You Love Me (MV)) as well as short-lived boy group FameUS (along with fellow members DoA and Dae Young). He has appeared in the Mr. Trot competition this year. ________________________________________________________ That's it for today, let's get the discussion on! As always, if you have any suggestions for groups, content, or things you'd like to see, please let me know in the comments below. Also as always, a big shout-out to u/not-named-in-credits for founding nugutown and u/sharnaranwan for continuing the work over there.
2020.08.18 01:45 Expert-SpendI’ve “sucked it up and moved on” for far too long—have I walked into my own trap door?
As you read this, keep in mind that I am the byproduct of three codependent families. My mother has Munchausen’s by proxy & is also a narcissist, on top of having MSBP. She has admitted my father (whom she was married to for sixteen years, and had three children with—of which I’m the only one who survived—and I’m the youngest on my dad’s side) was “a pathological liar”, “a narcissist”, “a wannabe h*” and “a sociopath”. And keep in mind that my twenty fourth birthday is next Monday. The events I’ve written are from about 2013 until today’s time, not in chronological order—just written, in simplest form, while I wrote this. My love life seemed so hopeful and was looking up, when a week ago, a close friend of mine from Arizona (who offered to see me in person and never did), said “I have a reservation. I’ll be taking my life by the end of this year.” I wanted to be brutal with him through text; I stopped myself from sending the vicious text I wrote. I just ended up asking him “Take me back a little bit. What caused you to feel this way?” He replied, “I always have, but it was controlled, in the back of my mind. Now I’m just fed up with life.” So I replied, in turn, “Break it down. Take it one problem at a time. Be candid and leave nothing hidden.” And after my last text to him, about candor, I received no response. He did say to me, about his recent suicide attempt, “I did try it, not gonna lie. It wasn’t that bad.” He’s the only platonic friend I have right now. I’ve had others over the years, who just leave my life one by one, in a very cold, short and angry way. And Matthew (my friend from Arizona) is the only empath just like me, who’s never left my life. 4 friends of mine have passed away in the last 3 years, where I wasn’t even invited to their funerals because their family didn’t know anything about me. And I simply had to suck it up and move on—because it wasn’t my responsibility to force their families to allow me to be there with them. I think I just need to learn to stay inside my house so that I don’t end up letting someone in for many years who either moves out of state, where they can’t protect me if something’s wrong, or they pass away, and I never get to see them again. I don’t want anything to happen to Matthew. But if he wants to depart, who am I to judge him? I’ll just have to suck it up and move on. I’m a YouTuber and have been for eleven years now. I have accolades, celebrities who support my work from afar, and all of that. And nothing in this world will ever replace the devotion my best friends showed me before they passed away. I was at a completely different stage in my life back then, and I’ve transformed in ways I could’ve never imagined. It just always sticks with me, how much loss has affected me. Anyone I develop romantic or even platonic feelings for, they either move out of state or end up dying, and I am never informed of it until either after they move or just never informed of their deaths until I find out on social media. There are so many things I wish I’d done differently, said to make up for how I acted back then, and even loved them differently than I did. And it’s almost traumatic—I don’t know though. All my life, loyalty and defense have been two massive traits I look for in friends—due to my upbringing as the only empath, in three narcissistic families (through both my mom’s parents, and my paternal grandmother’s side as well). So, in an effort to not become like them, I decided to chart my own territory for my life, by simply being myself and not letting anyone change who I was. Four friendships, one near walk down the aisle, five abusive relationships and three domestic violence incidents later, I’m contemplating if “being myself” was the right move to make at age thirteen. I’ve been called a warrior for overcoming so much. I helped a best friend of mine from New York overcome her own battle with alcoholism and drug addiction, when she personally asked me for support—and she’s been sober ever since. I helped a former friend of mine overcome her issues with self mutilation in 2018, just by my own loyalty and devotion to her. And at the end of the day, I wanted (and still want) a sense of community. “If I’m ever at rock bottom in my life, who can I turn to in my friendship community for help and strength?”, is my guideline for picking friends of mine. I end up being berated for picking the friends I’ve chosen, when in reality, I just wanted to be their friend; and all of a sudden, I’m being manipulated into losing my virginity (by the friend who I helped overcome self harm), having my shoes thrown across the room of the psych ward we were in, at three in the morning (that’s the second of three domestic violence incidents I’ve been through—from a man I was madly in love with, and actually still haven’t been able to move on from, and it’s been seven years since we met and two years since he moved across the country), and even left on the street, when I needed to escape an abusive upbringing, by a man who claimed to be my best friend (which ended four days later when my family hatched a plan to immediately bring me back into it, and have me basically like Britney Spears). And on top of that, my former boyfriend of five years, confessed that he’d fainted a few days ago, and does not know what caused it. I’m just at a loss for words. I usually just “suck it up and move on”, after crying for twenty minutes only once, but life as an empath is extremely draining and feels like I’m the person who deserves any and all detriment. When it came to those five relationships, I was the problem, because I manifested them. In terms of my friendships that went south, I also was the issue. I’ve since come out to my immediate family and close friends as pansexual; only my mother and close friends know I’m polyamorous. My mother always says “I’m not homophobic!” and will then—days later—make different innuendos to suggest that she personally thinks I’m gay, under the guise of “Are you a baby gay?” if a gay guy refers to their teenage selves as “a baby gay”—and I’m turning twenty four years old next week. I just want to know how to attract the right friends and romantic lovers, so that I don’t have to endure loss again. I am open to leaving reviews for any reader who is accurate, professional and kind.
I'm out of shelf space so gotta let some records go to free up space for new stuff coming. Some of these I haven't really looked around for prices and just went off what I paid for them so just let me know/make an offer if anything is expensive. Prices do not include shipping, which would be $5 for up to 3 records within the US, then an extra $1 for each additional. Grading is media/sleeve. Offers are welcome. ____________________ Japanese LP Pressings:
Chet Atkins - Stay Tuned EX/VG+. Still has the original shrink wrap on, though the shrink isn't whole. Jacket shows some foxing in the area that's not covered by the shrink. Has obi and insert. - $15
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1982 Mono on red wax) EX/EX. With obi and insert - $100.
Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now VG+/VG+. Has obi and insert, but obi is split at the bottom. - $25
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome EX/VG+. Includes insert and obi. Obi has a tiny nick about 1/4". Gatefold jacket shows a bit of wear and aging with a few light blemishes but great condition overall. - $20.
SOLD Joe Hisaishi - はるかな地へ… 風の谷のナウシカ・サウンドトラック盤 (Nausicaa of The Valley of The Wind, original 1984 pressing) EX/EX. With Obi and insert - $50
Janet Jackson - Control NM/NM. Amazing condition but just upgraded so willing to let this go. With obi and original printed inner sleeve - $40
Whitney Houston - Whitney NM/NM. With obi and insert - $25
Talking Heads - Little Creatures NM/NM. With obi and insert - $40
Zubin Mehta Conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - Suites From Star Wars And Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. VG+/VG+. Some dirt/stain on the front cover that doesn't look too hard to clean if you wanna try. Includes obi and insert. - $10
SOLD John Lennon & Yoko Ono -Double Fantasy(first pressing before Lennon's death) EX/EX. Has obi and insert. - $15
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run (1975 reissue) VG+/EX. Has obi, printed inner sleeve, and inserts but not the poster. - $20
The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue (1979 reissue) - EX/EX. Include obi and both inserts. - $35
John Williams - Jaws - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack EX/VG. Shows a little bit of aging and great shape in general except for a 2.5" top seam split, which actually looks rather innocuous. Includes obi and insert. - $40
John Williams - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) VG+/VG+. Has obi and insert, but obi is torn/split both top and bottom. - $10
SOLD Björk - Medúlla (2xLP, 45RPM, 2015 Reissue, Maroon) NM/NM - Just got a Japanese first pressing so willing to let this go but curious how it would compare. - $25
Billy Cobham - Life & Times VG+/VG+ - $5
Holy Hive - Float Back To You (VMP clear with splatter) NM/VG+. Apparently this sold out and I can't find any listing for it except for one on discogs for over $60 so just putting down a price - $50
Madonna - Ray Of Light (Europe 2018 black reissue) NM/VG+. Matrix on the first record matches that of the 2018 clear reissue; the second matches the 2003 German reissue. Great reissue tbh. Got the OG promo recently and compared to reissues of other albums that I also have the first pressing, this is the only one that can kinda hold a candle to the OG. - $25
Hizuru - 飛鶴 (S/T) (HHV exclusive, sealed) - $30
Mura Masa - Mura Masa (S/T) (Signed, sealed) - $40.
2020.07.10 17:01 brazilian_alienHelp me find an edit!
Back in 2018, I created a folder on google drive where I had some Mystic Messenger edits and fanart, but, being the dumb btch I am, I accidentally DELETED that folder and lost it all. I want help on finding an edit of the song Womanizer,by Britney Spears; I found it on instagram in 2018, it was around 8-10 seconds long and Jumin and Zen were on it. If you know please tell me and send the link or video! T_T
2020.07.05 20:18 LearningIsListeningA not-so-brief rundown of letters D-F in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'
Below is a rundown of letters D-F of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this. I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf D-F d’abo, Henri & Tatiana: John Henry Erland d’Abo is the grandson of the 9th Duke of Rutland (more info on what these titles all mean can be found here: https://www.debretts.com/expertise/essential-guide-to-the-peerage/what-is-the-peerage/). Tatjana is his wife. Henry is the chairman of Wilton Payments Ltd, a private company that helps with financial intermediation. He and Christopher O’Neill are the primary shareholders of the company. O’Neill is Tatjana’s half-brother, a British-American financier, and husband to Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, a daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. d’abo, Mrs. Jennifer: British entrepreneur who passed away in 2003. d’Abo was once married to Peter Cadbury from the family of the famous chocolate company. Peter did not work for the company, but he and Jennifer d’Abo had a son together. Their son, Joel Cadbury, became owner of the Groucho Club, a watering hole often frequented by famous people. Three years after Cadbury sold the club, their website became the center of a child pornography scandal (link to story:https://www.sott.net/article/242698-Groucho-Clubs-website-forum-hit-by-child-pornography-scandal) D’Alessie, Carman: This name turned up no results, however, we can safely assume that this is actually Carmen D’Alessio, the international nightlife guru who helped spawn Studio 54 and other famous clubs. She is a party legend with countless celebrity ties. d’Arenberg, Prince Pierre: Family lineage can be traced back 1000 years. European royalty. Extremely wealthy not because of his ties to nobility, but because his mother, Margaret Bedford, was an heiress to Standard Oil (Exxon). d’Uzes, Jacques De crussol: The 17th Duke of Uzes. Not much else found on him. Margaret Bedford married into his family shortly after her divorce with Prince Charles Auguste Armand d’Arenberg, father of Prince Pierre d’Arenberg. Dabbagh, Amr A.: A wealthy businessman/investor from Saudi Arabia. Dabbagh recently faced corruption charges but settled with the Saudi Arabian government. Has ties all around the world, as he is a member of and/or serves/served on the boards of the World Economic Forum, London Business School, Cleveland Clinic, Jeddah Economic Forum, Harvard Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, etc. Dahl, Sophie: ‘90s-’00s model-turned-author and maternal granddaughter of famous author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, etc.) Dahl has been seen in photos with Ghislaine Maxwell. Darrin, Drake: Not much information found. Darrin runs an investment group out of Greenwich, Connecticut. Lived about a mile away from Epstein in NYC. Dartmouth, William: The 10th Earl of Dartmouth. Member of the European Parliament from 2009-2019. Became a stepbrother of Princess Diana when his mother embarked on a 2nd marriage with Diana’s father, John Spencer. Davies, Jeff: Most likely refers to the current CFO for Legal & General Group. Davies was once a senior partner at Ernst & Young. Davies, David & Linda: Sir David Davies is a wealthy banker and businessman with deep connections. A family friend introduced him to David Rockefeller back in the ‘60s, which helped him get his start. Linda, daughter of a Chinese-Malaysian tycoon, is his second wife. They were married for over 20 years but are now divorced. Davis, Michael: A current partner at N3 Media, Davis has had many jobs. He started out working at CAA, one of the top agencies in the world. Check out this list of celebrities and athletes that they represent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Creative_Artists_Agency_clients). Davis then went on to produce movies and TV shows before transitioning to digital media. Day, Nick and Heather: Not much to be found on these two. There are several articles that speak of their ranch in Kenya. Apparently, it is a fairly popular spot where people stay to get some rest and solitude. de Andrade, Marcelo: An international banker (not the serial killer) who lives within one mile of Epstein’s mansion in NYC. de Andrade was married to Lisa Bjornson, a successful banker and higher-up at J.P. Morgan Securities back in the ‘90s. de Baecque, Patrick: de Baecque has his hands in online news media (lefigaro.fr) in France. de Baecque was named Director of Sales and Operations at Dolead in 2017. Dolead is a company that is involved with online marketing. de Cabrol, Milly: A high-end interior designer based out of NYC. De Cadenet, Alen: Alain de Cadenet is one of Epstein’s many Formula One contacts. Someone here probably knows more about de Cadenet, but he used to be a racecar driver and now works for ESPN and the Speed Channel as a host. de Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine: A French princess who used to have a penchant for partying. The only daughter of Charles Henri, 11th Duke of Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine was one of 500 guests invited to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday back in 2000. Hermine got in a motorcycle crash a month ago that put her in a coma. De Georgiou, Anouska: A former British Playboy model who claims that Epstein groomed and raped her as a teenager when she met him in the 1990s. Her experience with Epstein is detailed in this article (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9974171/anouska-de-georgiou-jeffrey-epstein-rape-claims-nbc-playboy/). She speaks about how Epstein was able to lure her into the life as a young girl. De Soto, Fernando: Very difficult to pinpoint. Best guess is that this is the Head of Real Estate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Madrid, Spain. I could be wrong, but this is the one that made the most sense. Dedieu, Jean & Paulette: Nothing found. Del Bono, Luca: Co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism. Dell, Adam: Brother of Michael Dell (Founder of Dell Technologies and 27th ranked richest person in the world in Forbes’s BS rankings that discount the elite families). Adam is a venture capitalist who has a baby with Padma Lakshmi. Deluca Dina & Fouard Chartuuni: Fouad Chartouni is the president of Kensico Properties, a real-estate holding company in New York. Chartouni and his brother own the Lowell Hotel in New York. The Lowell is a high-end 5 star hotel that caters largely to film executives, fashion design CEOs, publishing CEOs, and financial CEOs. Madonna lived there for nearly a year after breaking up with Sean Penn. Dina Deluca is Chartouni’s wife. She used to work as an assistant in film and television, but now focuses on her DDC28 brand of bath and beauty products. Derby Earl / Cntess Cass & Ted: Edward Stanley (known informally as Teddy) is the 19th Earl of Derby. Caroline Stanley is Ted’s wife. She was a socialite during the ‘90s and is the daughter of Robin Neville, the 10th Baron Braybrooke. Derby, Ros & Jonathan: No info found. Di Vita, Charlotte: Best known for her handcrafted teapots, di Vita started off as a volunteer who helped raise funds to help poor people, most notably in Kenya, Thailand, and Brazil. She helped locals grow food and even helped build 3 schools (37 teachers, 1100 students) through a charity, Trade plus Aid, in Bawku, Ghana, in 1995. Dickenson, Debbie: Supermodel and actress. Sister of the more famous Janice Dickinson. Dickinson, Janice: One of the most successful models of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dickinson has been occasionally labeled as the first ever supermodel. Opened her own modeling agency in 2005. Ironically, she accused Bill Cosby of raping her back in 1982 and wrote about it in her memoir. When called to the stand during Cosby’s trial, Cosby’s lawyer pointed out the differences between Dickinson’s testimony and her account of the incident in her memoir. Dickinson said that her accusations of Cosby raping her while under oath were the absolute truth, while she took “poetic license” with some of the details in her memoir. Dietrich Marc Antoine and Cath: Baron Marc-Antoine de Dietrich is a businessman. He resigned as director of Vossloh Cogifer in 2011. Dietrich, Paul & Laura: Paul is Chief Investment Officer of Fairfax Global Markets LLC. They manage investments for private investors, retirement funds, and private institutions. Dimbelby, Johnathan: Jonathan Dimbleby is a famous British reporter, political radio and television show host, and author. Diniz, Pedro: Former Formula One driver and businessman. Now runs a large scale organic farm in Brazil. Dixon, Alexandra: No info found. Djerassi, Dale: Film producer and private investor who was married to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister, Isabel, from 1984-1989. Dolbey, Alex & Suzie: Suzie Dolbey (nee Murray-Philipson) is the daughter of the recently deceased Robin Murray-Philipson, who was the descendant of the Viscounts Elibank. Alex Dolbey has been the director of several management and investment companies. Donne, Alegra: Couldn’t find much except a bunch of pictures of her hobnobbing at fancy parties. Actual name is Maria Allegra Donn. Dori: Dori Cooperman is a socialite blogger who is friends with Alex von Furstenberg, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, among others. Daughter of Edwin Cooperman, former Chairman of Travelers Bank Group. Used to work for the famous publicist, Lizzie Grubman, who has represented Jay-Z, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys. Cooperman is known for getting into trouble due to issues with drugs and alcohol. Dorrit: Dorrit Moussaieff is an Israeli jewellery designer, editor, and businesswoman who married into royalty. Dorrit was the First Lady of Iceland from 2003-2016 after marrying President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson in 2000. Although Moussaieff claims that Epstein only had her phone number because they “lived on the same street in London sometime between 1978 and 1983,” the Daily Mail published a picture of her and her husband, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, with Ghislaine Maxwell. Doss, David & Christy Prunier: David Doss has worked as producer and/or executive producer on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Oprah in Africa, Primetime (with Diane Sawyer), Anderson Cooper 360, and Live PD. Doss now serves as senior VP of news programming for Al Jazeera America. Christy Prunier is a former Hollywood exec and founder of the Willa brand of beauty products. Douglas, Diandra: Actor Michael Douglas’s first wife. Dr. Eli Wiesel: Most likely Elie Wiesel, the famous Holocaust survivor and Jewish author ofNight**. Wiesel was accused of sexual assault in 2017 (source:** https://www.newsweek.com/elie-wiesel-me-too-account-690891) Drax, Jeremy: Founder of Parham Holdings, a London property operation. Dreesmann, Bernard: Executive Chairman of Morleys department stores in London. Driver, Minnie: Famous movie and television actress. Dubb, Anthony V.: Dub is an investment banker and founder of Indigo Capital, LLC. Dubbens, Peter: Peter Dubens is a British Internet entrepreneur and investor. Founder of Oakley Capital. Dubin, Glen: Glenn Dubin is a billionaire hedge fund manager. There is a great article detailing Dubin and his wife’s relationship with Epstein here:https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/glenn-dubin-epstein-questions). Summary of the article: Dubin was the first one accused by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. Rinaldo Rizzo, Dubin’s chef, testified that sexual activities occurred between Dubin and a 15-year-old girl, which led to him and his wife quitting as personal chefs of the Dubins. Dubin’s wife, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, dated Epstein for a long time before she married Dubin. The couple was so close with Epstein that even after Epstein was convicted in 2008 and officially a registered sex offender, they invited him to Thanksgiving dinner and wrote a letter to his probation officer that they trusted him around their children, who were all minors at the time. Multiple sources say Epstein was actually their children’s Godfather, but a spokesman for the couple denies it. Glen Dubin and Epstein helped each other with their business ties, as well. Dubin also had other ties with Epstein (personal friends with Les Wexner and others). Dubin and his wife are definitely major players in the Epstein saga. Dubin, Louis & Tiffany: Louis Dubin is a real estate developer specializing in upper-middle class condominiums. Has sold luxury condominiums to the likes of Charles Bronfman, who has ties to the Clintons, Wexner, and whose family were in the NXIUM cult. Tiffany Dubin is the stepdaughter of the now deceased billionaire, A. Alfred Taubman, the owner of Sotheby’s, a famous auction house in NYC that often hosts parties for the rich and famous. Dubin, Peter: Epstein is/was a moron. This is the same Peter Dubens listed just above. Duchess of York: Former wife of Prince Andrew. Mother of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. God knows the stories she could tell. Rumor has it her toes still look like prunes to this day. Ducrey-Giordano, Francisco: Likely the owner of General Vegetables out of Italy. No further info found. Duesing, Paul: An interior architectural designer who has worked on luxury and personal resorts all around the world. Duesing claims Epstein tried to hire him to work on Epstein’s home on Epstein’s private island back in 2002, but Duesing declined because he didn’t like Epstein. Says he doesn’t even know how Epstein got his number in the first place. Perhaps it was Duesing’s ties with the royal family. He tells stories of getting the Queen Mother drunk, being close with Lord and Lady Lloyd, working on the home of Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi, Princess Diana’s boyfriend who died in the car crash with her. Duke of York: Prince Andrew, the toe-sucking pedophile (allegedly), himself. Photographed with victims, Epstein, and Maxwell many times over. His reputation has been completely crushed. Dunbar Johnson Miranda & Steph: Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is the president, International of the New York Times Company. He oversees the strategic development of the Times Company’s international businesses. He also spent 12 years working at The Financial Times. Miranda Dunbar-Johnson is Stephen’s wife. She serves on The Paris Committee, which “plays a crucial role in increasing Human Rights Watch’s visibility in France.” David de Rothschild is on the honorary committee. Dunne, Griffin: An actor, producer, and director best known for his role as Jack in An American Werewolf in London (1981). Dunne, Philip & Dominice: Philip Dunne is a Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament since 2005. Domenica is his wife. Duong, Anh: An artist, actress, and model best known for her self-portraits and her portraits of art collectors and influencers. As a model, Duong has worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfield, Moschino, Yohji Yamamoto, and others. Durso Luigi: Luigi d’Urso was a noble and Italian railroad executive who died in 2006. His grandfather was the 9th Duke di Cassano. His mother was the great-granddaughter of George Clymer, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and signee of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. d’Urso was also married to French designer and model Ines de la Fressange. Duthie, John & Charlotte: John is primarily a television director based out of London. Duthie also won some poker tournaments against some of the world’s best players in the early 2000s. His wife, Charlotte played a big role in Sir James Goldsmith’s political career as a member of the Referendum Party back in 1997. Goldsmith received 3.5% of the vote in Putney, a constituency located in London. Dzhabrailou, Umar: Umar Dzhabrailov is a Russian politician and advisor to Sergei Prikhodko, the current First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Office and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Dmitry Medvedev’s Cabinet. Dzhabrailov was rumored to be romantically linked to Naomi Campbell, supermodel and one of the main suspects in Epstein’s underage sex scandal, in the early 2000s. Dzhabrailov, a supremely wealthy businessman, ran for president in 2000, garnering 0.1% of the vote as an Independent. Dzhabrailov was a partner in Russia’s Radisson Hotel along with American entrepreneur Paul Tatum. After their falling out in 1996, Tatum was shot and killed. Some think Dzhabrailov was responsible while others think he was set up. Ecclestone, Bernie: A billionaire British business magnate and former chief executive of Formula One Group. Ecclestone has faced some minimal controversies for tax evasion, bribery, and saying that Hitler was a man who was “able to get things done.” Disgustingly enough, Ecclestone, at the age of 89, became a father to his first son, Ace, on July 1, 2020. Eckon, Paul: Paul Ekon is an international investor and venture capitalist who allegedly fled South Africa in the mid-90s because he was being investigated for links to a gold-smuggling syndicate. Has strong ties to South Africa, including being a personal friend of former president, Thabo Mbeki. Edsel, Lucinda: No info found. Edwards, Andrew & Tracy: Unsure. There was an Andrew Edwards and Tracy Edwards on linkedin who have a background in finance, but it is not conclusive whether or not they are the ones listed here or if they are even married. There is also a Tracy Edwards who is a former British sailor who used to work as a Project Manager for Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and now teaches children of Internet safety and online reputation. This would be a far more interesting connection, but I cannot find anyone by the name of Andrew with a relevant relationship to her. Ellan, Johnathan: No info found. Given his email, likely an employee of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm that is widely known for their luxury hotels. Starwood also specializes in real estate and energy. Elias, Brian: A Miami Beach attorney. Eliasch, Johan & Amanda: Johan is a Swedish billionaire businessman whose company, Gethal, was fined for alleged deforestation of the Amazon in 2008. The charges were dropped. Amanda is his ex-wife. Elingworth, Charlie & Amanda: Charles Ellingworth is an author, businessman, and director of several real estate companies, most notably Cadogan Group, which owns most of the property in Chelsea, an affluent area in Central London. Elizabeth: Not enough info. Ellenbogen, Eric: An entertainment exec of Classic Media (a subsidiary of Dreamworks) and former CEO of Marvel Enterprises. Ellingworth, Mr. & Mrs.: Charlie and Amanda listed just above. Elliot, Ben: Current Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in the UK and nephew of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s current wife). Elliot is also co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism. Epstein has several ties to this group. Elliot’s spokesman has said that Elliot never met Epstein. However, Elliot has been a dinner guest of Ghislaine Maxwell in New York. Elliott, Gail & Joe Coffey: Gail Elliott is an English fashion designer and former model. Joe Coffey is her husband and co-owner of their fashion brand, Little Joe Woman. Ellison, Mandy & Ralph: Ralph Ellison is a pharmaceutical executive and investor. He was CEO of DOR BioPharma Inc., now known as Soligenix Inc. a company focused on treating rare diseases. Soligenix came under scrutiny two years ago when they were accused of ripping off stockholders. Elwes, Anabel: Not much information to be found on Annabel Elwes, although it is clear that she runs in elite circles. Back in 1997, Elwes organized the Hong Kong handover party in order to aid the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Guests included Anthony de Rothschild (eldest son of Evelyn de Rothschild); James Hewitt (former cavalry officer who revealed that he had an affair with Princess Diana while she was with Prince Charles. Possibly the biological father of Prince Harry, if rumors are to be believed); actress Isla Fisher of Wedding Crashers fame; socialite Tamara Beckwith; and Bassam Debs (listed in the Panama Papers). Epstein, Ed: An investigative journalist and friend of Epstein. Denies any knowledge of Epstein’s penchant for underage girls. Erba Noona: Noona Smith-Petersen is a public relations executive who has worked for Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Tod’s. She now owns her own PR firm. Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani. Espirito, Santo, Manuel and Ros: Manuel Espirito Santo is likely an heiemployee of the Portuguese banking cartel, Espirito Santo, which received a major bailout in 2014. Estlin, Jean-Marc: Jean-Marc Etlin is a banker and current partner in CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s largest private equity and investment advisory firms. Estrada, Juffali, Christina: Christina Estrada is a former Pirelli Calendar model and ex-wife (2001-2014) of Saudi billionaire heir and businessman, Walid Juffali. She received a £75 million settlement after their divorce. Evans, Chris: Not the Captain America Chris Evans, but the UK television host and radio DJ. Evans has been rumored to often “flash” people at work (source:https://www.insider.com/police-build-case-on-chris-evans-sexual-assault-claim-2016-7). The BBC has also refused to investigate claims from an ex-Top Gear presenter that Evans “grabbed her breasts and touched himself.” When Evans was 35, he married 18-year-old pop star Billie Piper. They eventually separated and divorced years later. Eveheart, Angie: Angie Everheart was one of the most well-known models of the 1990s. She has accused Harvey Weinstein of masturbating in front of her. Faber, David: Due to the London area phone number listed, this is likely the former Conservative member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. His maternal grandfather, Harold Macmillan, was Prime Minister of the UK from 1957-1963. As of 2010, Faber was to become head of Summer Fields, his former prep school. Summer Fields, an exclusive all-boys prep school, has come under scrutiny in the past. Tom Parker Bowles, son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s wife), has claimed that Summer Fields was “a hotbed of the sorts of things that are coming out now,” according to this article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812235/Tom-Parker-Bowles-former-headmaster-dismisses-food-writer-s-claims-old-primary-school-hotbed-impropriety-complete-rubbish.html) from the Daily Mail published in 2014. Parker Bowles went on to claim that one master would join naked boys in the shower. Faber, Sally & Brook Johnson: Charles “Brook” Johnson is a millionaire UK businessman and polo player. His wife, Sally Faber was a weather girl in the 1980s and former wife of former David Faber (listed above). They live next door to Prince Charles in Highgrove. Faibairn, Charlotte: Charlotte Fairbairn is an author who has worked in the arts, politics, and journalism. Most importantly, she is the eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (1933-1995), a Scottish politician and former legal adviser to Margaret Thatcher, who was posthumously accused of child molestation and sexual assault against an adult female. Sir Nicholas’s name was allegedly on a list of VIPs who attended parties at an underage boys brothel in the 1980s with Cyril Smith, another British government official and alleged serial sex offender. More info can be found on both here:https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/sir-nicholas-fairbairn-child-abuse-scandal-link-1531718and here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Smith Fairfax, The Hon Rupert: Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax is the son of Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord of Fairfax of Cameron. Rupert is currently Managing Director of Fairfax Saddles, which was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018. This is the highest business award in the UK. Fairweather, Natasha: A well-known literary agent who was the literary editor of The Moscow Times and writereviewer for the London Times and The Economist. Fairweather, Ms. Catherine: Former travel editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Porter. Married to photojournalist Don McCullin. McCullin co-wrote The Palestinians with Jonathan Dimbleby, another Epstein associate listed above. Fairweather, Ambassador & Lady: Sir Patrick Fairweather is a retired British diplomat. He worked as Ambassador to Angola (1985-1987), Italy (1992-1996), and Albania (1992-1996). Lady Maria Fairweather was a linguist and professional interpreter who once helped out Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin when the official interpreter disappeared at a crucial moment just before the commencement of the G7 Summit. Fakhre, Armado & Jasmine: Amado Fakhre is the British-Argentinian Founder and former CEO of Coral Capital, a Havana-based investment group best known for its joint venture partner in Havana’s upscale Saratoga Hotel. Fakhre was arrested for corruption and Coral Capital was forced to shut its doors in Havana. Fakhre was interrogated for 20 months in a Cuban safe house and eventually got sentenced to 5-7 years for bribery, but did not have to serve any time. No explanation has been given. Jasmine is his wife. Fakhre, Danny & Christine: Danny Fakhre is the Chairman of Kochii Oil out of Australia. Christiane is his wife. Fall, Meredith: No info found. Fallah, Mrs: Likely Gina Fallah, mother of Christina Fallah. Gina’s father was Reza Fallah, an Iranian businessman and political advisor. Fallah, Ms. Christina & Jon Robe: Christina Fallah is an interior designer and owner of Christina Fallah designs. Falletans, Olivier de: Managing partner at Bryan, Olivier, & Co., a mid-market investment bank in Technology. Olivier comes from a family of nobility dating back to at least the 13th century. Fanjul, Pepe: Jose “Pepe” Fanjul is a billionaire businessman involved in sugar and real estate. Vice Chairman and President of Flo-Sun. “Pepe” is a Republican. He was one of the largest contributors to George W. Bush’s campaign, is an ardent supporter of Marco Rubio, and co-hosted a large fundraiser for Donald Trump. His older brother, Alfonso Fanjul Jr., is a Democrat and was a co-chair of Bill Clinton’s Florida campaign, further proving that POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP IS A CROCK OF SHIT. Faulkner, Terence & Cornelia: Terence Faulkner is Chairman of Leathams PLC, a London-based food distributor. Cornelia is Terence’s wife. She is Director of Leathams and a specialist decorator. Feeley, Fiona: An interior designer at Atelier Designs. Fekkai, Frederic: A French celebrity hairstylist. Feldman, Andrew: Orthopaedic surgeon in New York City. Felix, Helena: Not much to be found on Helena. She was possibly the director of an investment firm called Edenhaven Limited. Her husband, Peter, was an oral surgeon. He passed away in 2011. Fell, David & Anne: Nothing much found here. After a lot of digging, it turns out that David Fell lives in an apartment at 1177 Avenue of the Americas, a real estate holding of Larry Silverstein, owner of the World Trade Center who (allegedly) took out insurance on the WTC just before 9/11. Ferragamo, Leonardo & Beatrice: Leonardo is the son of Salvatore Ferragamo, the creator of Salvatore Ferragamo, S.p.A., an Italian luxury goods company specializing in shoes, leather goods, and watches. Ferranti, Hugo: Hugo de Ferranti is an art dealer. He is also a Director for Action on Addiction, a UK-based charity for people with drug and alcohol addiction issues. Kate Middleton has served as patron of Action on Addiction since 2012. Ferry, Brian: Bryan Ferry is a singesongwriter and the owner of Studio One recording studio in London. In the 1970s, he was the frontman for the British rock band, Roxy Music. Fiennes, Martin: The heir apparent to the Baron Saye and Sele, a title of peerage in England. Lives in Broughton Castle. Cousin of actor Ralph Fiennes. Fiennes, Martin: Same person. Fiennes, Ralph: Famous actor. Cousin of Martin Fiennes. The fact that Epstein knows so many people in this family is troubling. Fiennes, Suzzana: A British artist who works exclusively with Prince Charles. Susannah is the twin sister of Martin Fiennes and cousin of actor Ralph. Fifer, Chuck: Not positive, but could be actor Chuck Pfeiffer, who is a close friend of Oliver Stone and was in Wall Street with Michael Douglas. However, it could be someone else. Pfeiffer didn’t have much of an acting career. Figg, Christopher & Charlotte: Christopher Figg is a movie producer and CEO of Piccadilly Pictures. Figg is best known for producing the first 3 Hellraiser movies, Trainspotting, Dog Soldiers, Heidi, Coriolanus (directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes), We Need to Talk About Kevin, and many others. Charlotte is his wife. Finch Charles:A failed director who became a talent agent for William Morris. Oversees a private equity finance unit called Finch Asia and is Chairman of Dean & Deluca (66 stores nationwide). Most notably, Charles Finch is known to host extravagant, A-list laden parties at Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival, pre-Oscar parties, and pre-BAFTA parties. There is an in-depth article from the Hollywood Reporter about Finch and his Cannes parties here (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meet-charles-finch-ultimate-cannes-party-host-you-need-know-1001847). Regulaoccasional guests of his Cannes parties included: Harvey Weinstein, Rush Hour director Brett Ratner (accused of sexual abuse by 6 women, including actress Olivia Munn and actress/model Natasha Henstridge), Mick Jagger, and Netflix bigwig Ted Sarandos. Finch’s pre-Oscar and pre-BAFTA parties have attracted the likes of Jeff Bezos, Robert De Niro, Sofia Coppola, Pedro Almodovar, Margot Robbie, Rashida Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones, music mogul who has been accused of nefarious sexual endeavors), Tracee Ellis Ross, and others Finch is the son of famous actor Peter Finch (A-list actor from the 1960s-1970s, best known for his role in the movie Network, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor) and Yolande Turner (actress). A deeper look into Finch’s parties and connections would definitely prove interesting. Finklestein, Howard: Finkelstein is a public defender in Broward County, Florida. In Florida (and some other states), public defenders are elected, not appointed. Firyal Princess: Jerusalem-born Jordanian princess who was once married to Prince Muhammad bin Talal. Firyal was named an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1992. Princess Firyal launched the International Hope Foundation in 1994 for the benefit of homeless and street children. Firyal holds positions with several museums (The Louvre, The Tate, MOMA, and Guggenheim), as well as positions with Columbia University, New York Public Library, United Nation Association, and International Rescue Committee. Fisher, Dan: Given the address listed (Trump Tower), it is possible that this is a former lobbyist (https://www.citizen.org/news/36-former-lobbyists-working-trump-clear-conflicts-interest/) and current Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Visitors Office, however I am unable to confirm this information with 100% certainty. Flick Mook: Likely Friedrich Christian Flick, known as Mick Flick. The Flick family was a billionaire coal and steel conglomerate that was accused of war crimes during the Holocaust. Flick’s grandfather financially supported the Nazi Party and used 48,000 forced laborers from the concentration camps, many of whom died due to the conditions. Grandfather Flick was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg and served 3 years of his 7-year sentence. Mick (Mook) sold most of his holdings in the ‘80s and retired a billionaire. Foman, Bobby & Jeanette: Robert Q. Fomon currently works as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley. He specializes in wealth management. He used to be an Assistant Director at Bear Stearns (owned by Chase), one of the investment banks that went under as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. His father is. Robert M. Fomon, Jeanette is his wife. D-F continued below....
2020.06.23 13:04 darkking1029the entire Wikipedia page for Tame Impala copy pasted
Tame Impala From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Tame Impala Tame Impala performing in 2014 Tame Impala performing in 2014 Background information Origin Perth, Western Australia, Australia Genres Psychedelic poppsychedelic rockneo-psychedelia Years active 2007–present Labels ModularInterscopeFiction Associated acts PondGumMelody's Echo ChamberTheophilus London Website official.tameimpala.com Members Kevin Parker Tame Impala is a psychedelic music project of Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. In the recording studio, Parker writes, records, performs, and produces all of the project's music. As a touring act, Tame Impala consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). The group has a close affiliation with fellow Australian psychedelic rock band Pond, sharing members and collaborators, including Nick Allbrook, formerly a live member of Tame Impala. Originally signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is now signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK. Parker originally conceived the project in Perth in 2007. After a series of singles and EPs, Tame Impala's debut studio album, Innerspeaker, was released in 2010; it was certified gold in Australia and well received by critics. Parker's 2012 follow-up, Lonerism, was also acclaimed, reaching platinum status in Australia and receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. Tame Impala's third album, Currents, was released in July 2015, and like its predecessor, it won ARIA Awards for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year. Parker won the APRA Award for Song of the Year 2016 for Currents' first track, "Let It Happen". The fourth and most recent studio album, The Slow Rush, was released 14 February 2020. Contents 1 History 1.1 2007–2008: Early career 1.2 2008–2009: Tame Impala EP 1.3 2009–2010: "Sundown Syndrome" 1.4 2010: Innerspeaker 1.5 2011–2014: Lonerism 1.6 2015–2017: Currents 1.7 2018: Other projects 1.8 2019–present: The Slow Rush 2 Musical style 2.1 Influences 3 Members 3.1 Studio 3.2 Live 3.2.1 Former live members 3.3 Live band timeline 4 Discography 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links History 2007–2008: Early career The origins of the act can be found in the Perth music scene. Parker played in a number of bands, one being the Dee Dee Dums, a rock duo that consisted of Parker (guitar) and Luke Epstein (drums). Tame Impala emerged in 2007 as a Kevin Parker home-recording project in this period and he posted a number of tracks on Myspace. This brought interest from a number of labels and eventually, he signed a worldwide deal with the independent Modular Recordings in July 2008. To transfer these recordings to a live-stage, Parker enlisted the help of Dominic Simper (bass) and Jay Watson (drums) and began playing at some local gigs. 2008–2009: Tame Impala EP Tame Impala performing at the 2009 V Festival in Perth, Western Australia The signing was soon followed by the release of their self-titled EP in September 2008. It reached the number 1 position on the Australian Independent Record Labels (AIR) Chart and number 10 on the ARIA Physical Singles Chart, with three songs, "Desire Be, Desire Go", "Half Full Glass of Wine" and "Skeleton Tiger" receiving national radio airplay on the Triple J radio station. Tours in 2008 included supports for You Am I, The Black Keys, Yeasayer and MGMT, as well as performances at Southbound Festival, Meredith Music Festival and Falls Festival, and national headline tours in support of their EP. Tours in 2009 included a sold-out six-date "Skeleton Tiger" national headline tour and a five-date UK tour (including Nevereverland UK), as well as performances at V Festival and Groovin The Moo, and a stadium tour with The Living End and Gyroscope. Tame Impala appeared on Triple J's Hottest 100 list in 2008—their first appearance on the list—with "Half Full Glass of Wine" at number 75. The song is also on the Hottest 100 compilation album. 2009–2010: "Sundown Syndrome" Parker in April 2009 during a performance at Somerville Auditorium Tame Impala's first single, "Sundown Syndrome", was recorded at Toerag Studios in London, UK, with recording engineer Liam Watson, while the band was in the UK in March 2009. "Sundown Syndrome" was premiered by Richard Kingsmill on his "2009" show on Triple J on Sunday 10 May 2009. The song was released in July 2009 on vinyl, and digitally with a cover of "Remember Me" by DJ Blue Boy. The band then headlined the inaugural "Rottofest" in August 2009, an annual comedy, film and music festival held on Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia. Following Rottofest, they embarked on a national tour through September and October 2009 in support of the single. "Remember Me" appeared at number 78 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2009. "Sundown Syndrome" was included on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right. "Half Full Glass of Wine" was used in HBO's popular television series Entourage as the closing song for an episode. Tame Impala appeared at the Australian/New Zealand Big Day Out festival in early 2010, performing alongside bands such as Muse, The Mars Volta, Kasabian and Rise Against. 2010: Innerspeaker Main article: Innerspeaker Tame Impala performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in June 2010 Tame Impala's debut album Innerspeaker was released on 21 May 2010. In the UK the official release date was 28 June, but iTunes accidentally made it available for purchase on 12 May. The album was released in the United States on 8 June to general and critical acclaim. Pitchfork named it Best New Music. In an interview with Triple J talking about the album's nomination for the J Award, Parker stated that they had secretly been recording a new album. "Jay and I have been recording pretty compulsively and album number two is nearing potential completion already and I'm so excited about it that I'm having trouble keeping myself from telling you all about it". This came only months after Innerspeaker was released. The group toured in mid-2010, commencing the Innerspeaker album tour on 13 May 2010 as the opening act for MGMT's 2010 American tour. The band returned to Australia to play at Splendour in the Grass festival, which was followed by a European Tour in July (including an appearance at the Reading Festival) and a national Australian tour in October. In November they returned to the UK and Europe for a fifteen date tour, including their largest London headline show to date which was attended by Noel Gallagher, Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno, Noel Fielding, Alexa Chung and Alison Mosshart, the band then went on to the United States and Canada for twenty headline dates including sold-out shows in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. They also received four 2010 ARIA Music Awards nominations which include, "Album of the Year" and "Best Rock Album" for Innerspeaker, "Best Group" and also "Breakthrough Artist". On 29 November 2010, Innerspeaker won Australian youth-oriented radio network Triple J's highest honour, winning the J Award for Album of the Year. 2011–2014: Lonerism Main article: Lonerism Parker performing with Tame Impala in March 2011 Tame Impala's second album, Lonerism was released in 2012 and was produced by Dave Fridmann. Parker said that Lonerism "represents a departure from his previous work by incorporating an expanded sonic palette, more emotional song writing, and a more pronounced narrative perspective". It was created in a similar set up as Innerspeaker, whereby Parker wrote and recorded the majority of the album by himself at his girlfriend, Jivani Duke's, home in Perth, Australia. Parts of the recording also occurred in Parker's home studio in France. While in France, Parker produced and played on the self-titled dream pop album by Melody's Echo Chamber, the project of French singer Melody Prochet. As a result, one of the tracks on Lonerism is titled "Endors Toi", which roughly translates from French to English as "fall asleep". The album cover is a photo taken by Parker of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, France, with additional editing by Leif Podhajsky, a graphic designer who created the album art for Innerspeaker. The image ties into the themes of isolation of Lonerism, with a metal gate separating the viewer from the people in the Gardens. The band released the song "Apocalypse Dreams" for free download on 7 July 2012. The first single "Elephant" was released in July 2012. The album was released on 5 October in Australia, 8 October in the United Kingdom and 9 October in the United States. StillinRock described it as the best album of the year. The album features the songs "Apocalypse Dreams" and "Elephant", which are some of the first songs that Parker has co-written with Watson. "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" was released as the second single. Tame Impala in October 2012 In November 2012, Lonerism won the 2012 J Award for Australian Album of the Year. It was the second time Tame Impala had won the award, after also winning it for their debut album Innerspeaker in 2010. They are the first band to win the J Award more than once. In January 2013, Lonerism was selected by Rolling Stone for the 2012 Album of the Year award after the band also won the award in 2011 for Innerspeaker. It was also announced as album of the year by UK magazine NME. Additionally, Lonerism was voted number one overall in Rolling Stone, Triple J, NME, Filter, Urban Outfitters, FasterLouder and Obscure Sound's 2012 Album of the Year polls. Lonerism became the first Australian album to win NME's album of the year. "Elephant" and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" appeared at number 7 and 9 respectively in Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2012. The band began an international tour in 2012 through 2013, supported by The Growl. During this tour, they played major festivals, such as Coachella, Sasquatch Festival, and appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. For this tour Watson switched from drums to keyboards and Parker recruited Julien Barbagallo on drums. In September 2012, Tame Impala's first U.S. feature appeared on the cover of the publication The FADER, in its 82nd issue. On 18 May 2013, it was announced via Facebook that Allbrook would leave the band to focus on other musical endeavours, and that Cam Avery of Pond and The Growl would take his place. Allbrook played his final gig with the band on their last Australian tour date of 2013 at Perth's Belvoir Amphitheatre, the same venue that Allbrook played his first gig with the band at in 2008. As a farewell gesture, the band played a cover of Outkast's "Prototype". Lonerism received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination in December 2013 in the Best Alternative Music Album category. 2015–2017: Currents Main article: Currents Cam Avery and Kevin Parker, performing with Tame Impala in June 2014 It is believed that Parker started recording the follow-up album to Lonerism at the beginning of 2014, due to various Instagram posts that showed recording taking place at Wave House in Western Australia, where the debut album Innerspeaker was recorded. Prior to this, Parker had been touring with Tame Impala and working on other musical projects, including his disco-funk band, AAA Aardvark Getdown Services. Parker said in May 2013: Right now, doing another album doesn't excite me. There's something narrow-minded about thinking an album is the only way you can put out music, especially in the world we’re in at the moment. Anything is possible. There's so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it. It's 2013 and you can make music anywhere ... There are so many possibilities, my brain is overloading on them all. I just need to wait, think about things a bit more. Then I’ll know what to do next. In May 2014, Parker spoke of his growing inclination toward the recording of another album in a triple J radio interview, explaining that: "I'm getting more and more sucked into the world of making an album. It's weird how it happens naturally, it's almost feels like a seasonal thing. I've started to think about tracklistings and all the things that come with an album." Describing the sound of the new album, Parker said "I'm gonna try to make it a bit more minimal this time; only use what's needed ... instead of a supreme pizza, where you just throw everything on". Watson added: "[It’s] probably gonna be less rock again and more electronic again, even more than the last one". Parker later stated that the inspiration behind the new polished sound of Tame Impala's third album came from listening to a Fleetwood Mac song. He said that the pureness and cleanness of Fleetwood Mac's song prompted him to attempt to create a more streamlined musical style within Currents. Tame Impala performing at Lollapalooza in September 2015 On 6 January 2015, Spinning Top Music announced that a new Tame Impala album will be released in 2015. During the same month, it was announced that the band would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015. On 11 March 2015, a new song entitled "Let It Happen" was released as a free download. On 5 April 2015, Tame Impala announced and released the album cover for Currents in a Facebook post. A few hours later the band released the first official single from the upcoming album on Facebook called "'Cause I'm a Man". Later that month, on 22 April 2015, Tame Impala officially released "Let it Happen" as the second single from the album. One week later, on 29 April 2015, Kevin Parker held an AMA on reddit, where he provoked fans to ask him to release a new song, then responding with "Disciples", which became the first promotion single for the upcoming album Currents. On 7 May 2015, the band announced that the album would be released in 17 July 2015 and released the third official single, "Eventually". During the same 30 April 2015 reddit AMA, Parker said, "Up until recently, from all of Tame Impala's record sales outside of Australia I had received.... zero dollars. Someone high up spent the money before it got to me. I may never get that money." Tame Impala performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in August 2016 In October 2017, a Collector's Edition of Currents was announced. Released on 17 November, it included three B-sides and two remixes. 2018: Other projects By the end of 2017, Tame Impala announced that they agreed to play the 2018 Mad Cool musical concert in Spain, which would be the first live music show the band agreed to play in 2018. Tame Impala also played a headline set at London's Citadel Festival in July 2018. In July 2018, during an interview with Beats 1 anchor host Matt Wilkinson, Parker confirmed for the first time that he had begun working on a new Tame Impala album, adding that he was "ready to play some other songs live" and expressing an interest to headline a stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2019. He also stated that he would be "very disappointed" if the new record by Tame Impala wasn't released by summer 2019. On 1 July 2018, Tame Impala teamed up with artist ZHU to create the single "My Life". In October 2018, Parker played bass for rapper Travis Scott for a performance of "Skeletons/Astrothunder" on Saturday Night Live, with singer-songwriter John Mayer also part of the backing band. On 10 October, the band was scheduled to headline the first night of the annual Desert Daze festival in its new location in Moreno Beach, but had to cut their set short after three songs due to inclement weather. On 14 October, female R&B singer SZA released the single "Together" on YouTube, which is billed as "SZA featuring Tame Impala." Later that month, on 31 October, rapper Theophilus London released a new single in collaboration with Tame Impala under the moniker of Theo Impala. 2019–present: The Slow Rush Main article: The Slow Rush Tame Impala performing at Primavera Sound 2019 On 2 January 2019, Tame Impala was announced as a headliner for the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They also headlined the 2020 Primavera Sound festival, making them only the second Australian act to do so. Around the same time, Parker announced that he expected to release a new album during that summer. The 2020 album is named The Slow Rush and features 12 tracks recorded in Los Angeles and in Parker's hometown of Fremantle, Australia. On 21 March, Tame Impala released the single "Patience", and has teased new music on Instagram for the forthcoming album. They were the musical guest for Saturday Night Live on 30 March, with host Sandra Oh. On the show, the band performed "Patience" and a new song, "Borderline", which was released 12 April. On 25 October, Tame Impala revealed the title of their fourth studio album, The Slow Rush. Three days later on 28 October, they released the song "It Might Be Time". On 3 December, Tame Impala released the single "Posthumous Forgiveness". The album was released on 14 February 2020. Josh Terry of Vice named Tame Impala his "Artist of the Decade" for the 2010s, writing, "No artist captured how genres cross-pollinated throughout the 2010s better than Tame Impala". He added: "In the age of streaming and the big-box festival bubble, Parker's discography seems factory-made for both a crowd of thousands and a chill night alone with a vibe-heavy playlist" and that "his music embodies the technology-driven sense of loneliness of this decade better than any of his peers". "The Less I Know the Better" was voted number one in Triple J's Hottest 100 of the Decade on 14 March 2020. This was the highest ranking for Tame Impala in a Hottest 100 Countdown and the first the project had attained number one in any Hottest 100 (the same song had previously placed fourth in the 2015 Hottest 100). On 20 March 2020, Parker appeared on The Weeknd's album After Hours, producing and providing background vocals on a track called "Repeat After Me (Interlude)". Musical style Parker's decision to make the music for Tame Impala in the studio by himself is a result of Parker liking "the kind of music that is the result of one person constructing an awesome symphony of sound. You can layer your own voice 700 times for half a second if you want, and I just love that kind of music". However, Parker has to translate his music to a live setting with the band, and the band doesn't play the songs until they have been recorded. "The only jamming that's done as a band is done a long time after the song is recorded for the sake of the live environment. It's good for us, because we can take a song that's been recorded and do what we want to it: slow it down, speed it up, make it 10 seconds or 10 minutes long. It gives us a lot of freedom." Some favoured and often-used effects by Parker include phasing, delay, reverb and fuzz. Experimentation with different effects pedals such as Roland RE-20 Space Echo, has led to Parker creating new and unique sounds. "If you make an effort to not put the pedals in the order you're meant to, then you'll end up with something new sounding. We don't have any things that we got from another planet or anything, it's the same things everyone else has used." "People have a distortion pedal and then a reverb pedal. A reverb is meant to make it sound like it's in a cathedral or something. If you put it the other way around, it won't sound like a guitar being played in a church, it'll sound like a church being stuffed inside a shoebox and then exploded. You can do different things just by treating things differently." Parker's process for making music is "I’ll have a sudden, spontaneous vision of a song, have all the parts mapped out in mind, and do my best to record it as quick as I can. I’ll find my eight-track and do a quick demo of just the riff, or a verse or a chorus. The song will go for like 30 seconds. I’ll have a whole bunch of them [demos] and then I’ll just choose which ones to make into full songs". Parker has a strong sense of melody in his music, having composed "excessively melodic music from about the age of 12 to 15". For Parker, the music comes before the lyrics, "I usually write the lyrics after the melody and its timing have been decided. But the words have to be meaningful. I try to synchronise certain words with the best parts of the melody, but it can be really difficult and does my head in. I like to keep the meaning pretty open and ambiguous so that it's not just me that gets something out of the lyrics. I usually write lyrics from a persona rather than tell a specific story." Parker also said "Usually I am sufficiently motivated to think of new songs everyday, but I usually forget them. I seem to get an emotional kick out of sensing feelings of general desperation or hopelessness, whether it's me or someone near me or someone in a movie or anything. It's really difficult to sit down and force yourself to write a song, and that forced nature usually comes out in the song so I just have to wait until they come to me." Influences Tame Impala's music and live visuals are heavily influenced by psychedelic music. Parker's music is heavily influenced by late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic rock, which is achieved through various production methods. Parker said that he has a "fetish for extremely sugary pop music" from artists like Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. Parker also loves "fucked-up explosive cosmic music" in the vein of The Flaming Lips, with whom Parker collaborated on the track "Children of the Moon" in 2012, for the release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. Combining these two things, My Bloody Valentine have influenced Parker's music with their contrasting combination of loud guitars and ethereal melodies. Parker has "always been in love with the wall of sound as employed by My Bloody Valentine" and he tries to capture that "melancholy dreamy feel". Parker tries to incorporate this balance into his own music. "If I was singing, I wouldn't be able to match the tone of the instruments, which is really crunchy. The instruments are quite sonically brutal, but the voice is really soft, and I think that kind of resonates with people. It's kind of like My Bloody Valentine, where it's really brutal sounding, but kind of beautiful at the same time". Tame Impala live drummer Jay Watson has described Parker's music as containing "shoegazey guitar sound, but not played in a shoegazey manner". Electronic music is another influence. Parker has used rock instrumentation in an electronic manner, saying "The way we do music, it's organic, but it's meant to be quite repetitive and hypnotic, almost in a kind of electronic nature. Using our playing as though it was a living sample". A heavy feature on Innerspeaker is a pitch-shifted guitar tone that many mistook for a synth. Parker mentioned this by saying "I had a few obsessions when recording Innerspeaker. One was to make the guitars sound like synths and drums sound like drum samples and pretty much anything except guitars and drums. I'm obsessed with confusing people as to the origin of a sound." Parker was inspired to take up various creative endeavours at a young age, "I used to draw a lot when I was very young, and I used to get the most immense feeling of satisfaction from finishing a picture and looking back at it, even though I wasn't actually that good. When I started playing music I got the same feeling from making a song, even if it was just a few noises or drum patterns put together. It was all about the buzz from making something from nothing. Music always affected me greatly as a listener anyway, usually from listening to music in my dad's car or listening to him play guitar." Lo-fi music is also a favourite of Parker's, and he incorporated it heavily in the early days of Tame Impala, heard prominently on the Tame Impala EP. With the release of Innerspeaker, Parker went for a different approach to a lo-fi sound, aiming more for a more cosmic and sonic wall of sound, helped by mixer Dave Fridmann. Parker explained "It sounds more cohesive, like an organism. It has a different emotion to it, it brings out a different feeling when it's absolutely blaring at you. I love that sound." Parker has also stated that Supertramp, one of his favourite bands, are a major influence on the musical style of Tame Impala. Despite their difference in sound, he feels he is always somewhat "channeling Supertramp". He has said that listening to the Bee Gees on mushrooms inspired him to change the sound of the music he was making on Currents. Members Studio Kevin Parker – all vocals and instruments, production (2007–present) Live Kevin Parker – vocals, guitar (2007–present) Jay Watson – drums (2007–2012); synthesiser, guitar, backing vocals (2012–present) Dominic Simper – bass guitar (2007–2013); guitar, synthesiser, keyboards (2009–present) Julien Barbagallo – drums, backing vocals (2012–present) Cam Avery – bass guitar, backing vocals (2013–present), synthesizer (2019–present) Former live members Nick Allbrook – guitar, synthesiser, bass guitar (2009–2013) Loren Humphrey – drums (2019) Live band timeline Discography Main article: Tame Impala discography Innerspeaker (2010) Lonerism (2012) Currents (2015) The Slow Rush (2020) Awards and nominations APRA Awards The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters". Tame Impala have won one award from three nominations. Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2011 Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year Kevin Parker Nominated  2013 APRA Song of the Year "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" Won  "Elephant" Nominated ARIA Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2010 Best Group Tame Impala Nominated  Breakthrough Artist Nominated Album of the Year Innerspeaker Nominated Best Rock Album Nominated Best Cover Art Nominated 2013 Best Group Tame Impala Won  Best Australian Live Act Nominated Album of the Year Lonerism Won Best Rock Album Won Best Cover Art Nominated Engineer of the Year Kevin Parker Nominated Producer of the Year Nominated 2014 Best Australian Live Act Tame Impala Nominated  2015 Album of the Year Currents Won  Best Rock Album Won Best Pop Release "Let It Happen" Nominated Best Group Tame Impala Won Engineer of the Year Kevin Parker Won Producer of the Year Won 2016 Best Australian Live Act Tame Impala Nominated Brit Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2016 Best International Group Tame Impala Won EG Music Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2012 Best Song "Elephant" Won  Grammy Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2014 Best Alternative Music Album Lonerism Nominated 2016 Currents Nominated J Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2010 Australian Album of the Year Innerspeaker Won  2012 Lonerism Won  2015 Currents Nominated  MTV Europe Music Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2016 Best Alternative Act Tame Impala Nominated Best Video "The Less I Know the Better" Nominated MTV Video Music Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2016 Best Direction "The Less I Know the Better" Nominated NME Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2016 Best International Band Tame Impala Nominated Best Album Currents Nominated Best Music Video "The Less I Know the Better" Nominated Rolling Stone Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2011 Album of the Year Innerspeaker Won  2012 Lonerism Won  WAMI Awards Year Category Nominated work Result Ref. 2009 Most Popular Act Tame Impala Nominated  Most Popular Live Act Nominated Favourite Newcomer Won Most Promising New Act Won Best Rock Act Nominated Most Popular Single/EP Tame Impala EP Won Most Popular Music Video "Half Full Glass of Wine" Nominated Best Male Vocalist Kevin Parker Nominated Best Bassist Dominic Simper Nominated Best Drummer Jay Watson Nominated 2010 Best Rock Act Tame Impala Nominated  2011 Most Popular Act Won  Most Popular Live Act Won Best Rock Act Won Most Popular Album Innerspeaker Nominated Best Guitarist Kevin Parker Won 2013 Group of the Year Tame Impala Won  Single of the Year "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" Won Album of the Year Lonerism Won Music Video of the Year "Elephant" Won 2015 Best Rock Act Tame Impala Nominated  Most Popular Act Won Most Popular Live Act Won Best Album Currents Won Best Single "Let It Happen" Nominated Most Popular Music Video Won
2020.06.18 08:20 Tandango-Haunted House or Haunted Person?
This post is going to be long. I started listening to your narrations on youtube while working recently, and I have been telling myself to finally make a reddit account to submit my stories. I wasnt going to do it until the light in my daughters room turned off a few nights ago. While this was happening, I would post in a facebook group updates every 6 months to a year as a way to get out whats going on, typing it up and reading it out loud helped make me realize this crap was happening, and how crazy it sounded. Im going to copy/paste all that over here and wind it all up in the end to whats going on now and possibly new revelations I've had. This all begins back in December of 2014 and ended around December of 2018. Ill include as much detail as I can remember and will also change the names of people since events and stories like this are often met with doubt or ridicule. In 2014, my pregnant wife, our son, my wife's niece (whom we gained temporary custody of for a year so she could finish high school), her son and I all moved to an area close to where I grew up in central Texas. It was a growing suburb with good schools and a good community that was located close to where i was working. To the east is a large safe city, and to every other direction is ranching land, hill country, and old creeks. We found a house to rent in a subdivision that started being build in the late 90's and finished around 2010 that has a nice creek running through it. It was once a Texas Ranger Fort before the Civil War. There were many skirmishes that occurred in this area between the Rangers and Natives, some of them are pretty well known if you know the history of the area. There are a few locations a few miles away were the Natives massacred settlers traveling between towns in the early to mid 1800's. Also, there is a location not too far from here where they found remains of a 14,000 or so year old neanderthal, which at the time, was one of the oldest ever found in this region. I guess I'm saying this area is old and has some history. Anyway, after the civil war started, the Texas Rangers abandoned the Fort and it was almost immediately set on fire by the Natives. We rented this house during the summer. There was nothing special about it, it was one of possibly 10 home models what were built in that section of the subdivision. Every house had 2 trees in the front yard, a two car driveway, and around 20ft of HOA approved grass between each house. We lived so close to the elementary school that we could hear the bell for school every day. One afternoon I wanted to show everyone the areas I remembered growing up. We drove by the house I grew up in, my old high school, and a few other areas I remembered running around and causing the same minor trouble you did growing up in what was once a small town of 2000. We passed the old burnt down house that was said to be haunted by the meth heads that everyone talked about but no one ever saw, the woods that was said to have giant shadow dogs running around at night, and finally the cemetery that the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre opening scene was shot at. Our niece was fascinated with the cemetery because even though there area was build up, you could still tell it was (most likely) filmed there. Since she liked it so much, I thought I'd give her a scare by driving everyone by the old cemetery on the other side of town. It was a private cemetery that was located off one of the FM roads and said to have some of the settlers that were killed by the Natives there. This place probably hasn't had any "new arrivals" in about 70 years. It was getting dark by the time we got there so i decided to pull off the road to try and shine my headlights on it so everyone could see. As soon as I did I felt off, like I shouldn't have been there. The area was in the middle of a drought, and because of that all the ground had massive cracks in it. Some of the markers and headstones had fallen over, and the ones that were still standing were leaning over pretty bad. The picket fence surrounding the markers was barely standing and discolored, and even though no one did maintenance on the grounds, it looked like the grass wasn't wild, instead it was oddly bare compared to the surrounding area with only a few tuffs of tall weeds scattered about. Just then, the sun set behind the cedar and oak trees that covered the horizon. "That looks creepy" my wife said jokingly. "Yeah, with the way the headlights hit those rocks over there, it looks like dolls sitting on the ground" i said trying to scare our niece. Only, when I looked harder, there were... old dolls sitting upright in the middle of the cemetery. Old, sun bleached dolls. They could've been there for a few days or a few months. It had been so hot and dry in that area for so long, you coudnt tell. Everyone in the car got quiet. Just staring and trying to figure out if we should laugh or be freaked out. The wind blew a little and something caught my eye. There was a lone dead tree off in the distance. This tree was an old post oak about 40ft tall, completely bare of leafs. Originally what I thought were branches small branches were actually what looked like chicken bones hanging, a lot of them. And yes, there were dolls hanging too "Alright, who wants to get some snow cones?" I said as cheerfully as I could in an attempt to disrupt everyones gaze before they saw what I did. The mood quickly changed as our son, our niece and her son all hollered "me!" And just like that, everyone put our previous stop in the back of their minds as they went through all the difference flavors they wanted on their snow cones. About a week later our son, who was about 6 at the time, started telling us he was seeing shadows in the halls and eyes looking down at him from the AC vents in the house. Our niece started complaining of shadows in the house and a feeling like she was being watched, while her son who was 2 would walk, point to walls and start jabbering to them, then would suddenly get upset and start crying. My wife and I never saw, felt, or experienced anything and didnt really think much about it other than it was a new house for us, and the kids did like to watch scary movies. One night I had to go drive past the old cemetery for one reason or another. While passing it, I thought I saw a deer out of the corner of my eye. I immediately slowed down, except it wasnt a deer. It was some kind of large shadow, that moved across the treeline, and smoothly into the cemetery then vanished. "Well, shit". i said to myself in disbelief. This is where it all began for me. On the way home, I felt like I was being followed. I kept looking in all my mirrors, taking side streets, going through subdivisions, going through parking lots, but there was no cars following me. I jumped on the toll road and floored it, turned around, got back on it and went home. When I got home the kids were watching a movie and my wife was in the kitchen, making herself a hot-cheeto-sour pickle covered in koolaid with lime juice and a warhead in the middle. Yeah. I dont get it either, but she was about 4 months pregnant at the time and finally starting to show. I rubbed her belly and gave her a kiss and told her I was going to lay down for a few minutes. It was dark, but still only about 8:45, 3-4 hours before everyone went to bed on a weekend. At the time, we had a headboard that had curved decorative steel bars spaced about 18 inches apart, so you could see and touch the wall and if you reached far enough, you could feel the carpet on the floor. I was laying down on my stomach, trying to clear my mind and had just closed my eyes when I had this feeling of dread. After about 10 seconds of this I finally opened my eyes, expecting to see the wall. What I saw instead I will never forget. It was a face grinning back at me from less than 6 inches away. It had red and black skin, no hair, black eyes and bright yellow teeth. Imagine a mix between Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1 and the demon from Insidious. My brain said "stay calm, dont show fear", but my mouth said "f this shit". My mind started screaming "GET OUT OF HERE" but with every ounce of self restraint I could muster up, I rolled out of bed, turned my back to this thing I just saw, and walked away down the hall and back into the living room. "I thought you were going to lay down for a while?" my wife said with a sour look on her face as she took a bite from the sour science experiment that was on her plate. "yeah, I think I'm going to lay down in here instead, i thought I saw something" i replied calmly trying not to freak out my family. I don't know how I did it. I've been in combat situations and different scenarios where my life and lives of people around me were on the line and I dont think i've felt more physical and emotional fear than I did in those 10 seconds. Not only did I see what at the time felt like the pure incarnation of evil, but it was in my house where my pregnant wife slept, where my son played, where my nieces son liked to hide. This thing was in my house, and it was playing games with us. Over the next week or so things were got worse. I was having nightmares and hearing footsteps in the house, my son was having night terrors, our niece couldnt fall asleep and her son was always crying. I was new to my section, and had recently changed jobs when I reenlisted. So it was a new situation for me, I worked along many civilian contractors. Most of them were retired Sargents Major, a few of them were lower enlisted guys that just happened to be at the right place at the right time for a job opening when their contract was up. Mrs.Z. was somewhere in between. She was one of the only contractors I spoke to regularly, so when I came into work one monday looking like something was wrong she asked me if everything was okay. I was trying to test how she would respond, "My son is saying he is seeing shadows in the house and its keeping him up at night, and last night was a rough night" i said. "Really? Is your house haunted?" she said totally serious. Boom, question answered. I looked around, "Well...." I proceeded to tell her everything that had happened. She explained to me her family were strong Catholics and from Brazil. Her mother was able to sense things, could see auras, and would end up giving me some tips that might be helpful. Well, nothing helped. Then finally she said her family was going to go to South Texas to see some friends this coming weekend and while they were there were going to stop by this "Miracle Church" to pick up some Holy Water, and would pick some up for me as well. That next monday could not come fast enough. At work she handed me the Holy Water. I looked at it, was in an old Ozarka water bottle, odd, but who am I to say what type of container such a gift should be held in. She told me what to do. "Put it in a spray bottle. Spray every corner of ever room of the house, every closet, bathroom, pantry, up high and down low. Spray above every door and every window, every AC vent. Do this all while saying this bible verse. Start in the front rooms of the house, leave the back door open, and slowly work your way to the back door so anything in there is forced to leave the house." She handed me a slip of paper. I looked at it. It read, "Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of their shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them. For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawareness: and let his net that he hath hid catch himself into that very destruction let him fall. And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation." "After you are finished, keep it in your wallet for as long as you can so it'll always be with you" she said with a smile. As soon as i got home, i did exactly as she said, twice. That evening, there was a noticeable change in the house, Everyone was laughing and having a good time in a way we havent in months. When it was time for bed no one had any complaints and all the kids went to bed without any problems, including myself. I woke up in the middle of the night, unable to talk, unable to move. I was completely paralyzed. I dont know if it was from fear or sleep paralysis. Something was in the room, I could sense it, I could feel its hate towards me, feeling ice cold like death while burning up from the pure disgust. It was watching me, and it was angry. You know how I said seeing that demon thing was the most frightened i had ever been? Naw. This, this is it. I could feel my death, I could feel the hatred this thing had for me. I was fighting to move, fighting to tilt my head, even a bit so I could at least look at what was going to end my life. Then suddenly i remembered. My pregnant wife and the little baby girl that was growing in her belly were laying right next to me. I stopped fighting it. What if it moved and woke her up, what if her being asleep is the only thing that is keeping her from experiencing the fear I am feeling. What if her sleeping happily right next to me is what is keeping her safe. What if i wake her up and it kills all 3 of us? I accepted my fate, if me dying silently in the night means she is safe, fine. So i closed my eyes, I relaxed, and started praying, "God please protect my wife and children. Please let me fall back asleep. Please keep them safe, if I die tonight, please let me die in my sleep". I mustve said it a thousand times in my head. I wake up to my alarm going off. I... I made it. I'm alive. I lean over to look at my wife and suddenly her eyes pop open, "I gotta pee!" and she hobbles quickly to the bathroom. I get ready for work and that was the last I ever saw of the demon creature. But it isn't the end. Over the next three years, my beautiful daughter was born. My wife started working again, I got a promotion, everything was going amazing. Then I developed heart problems. Pericarditis at first, then I was diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome. Which is very serious. The doctor said that I could "Drop dead at any moment and its amazing you haven't already". Thanks doc. A month later I had a defibrillator implanted in my chest and 8 months later I was medically discharged from the military. I was 27. Our niece and her son moved out. Then, in June of 2017 my sister passed away from a seizure suddenly. She had some serious medical problems but was working through them and for the first time in a few years had a positive outlook on life, making plans for the future and was back to being the beautiful person she always had been. It hit the family hard. One night in August of 2017, I was unable to sleep. My new job had me working nights so on my days off I'd go to sleep around 3am. My wife was already in bed. I went to lay down but kept hearing noises, creeks, chirps and what sounded like footsteps. You know, the kind of stuff that you write off as the house setting, the wind blowing outside, or the AC kicking on or off. I kept my eyes closed mainly to not alarm myself and try to force myself to fall asleep. Then, I got this feeling that something was in my room. It wasn't like the feeling I had previously. I was just uncomfortable, like something was off. I opened my eyes and as soon as i did, a shadow bolted around the corner in the room. I thought it was my wife, "babe? you okay? My daughter moved around in her crib a little and I looked over to her only to see my wife asleep next to me. This happened a few more times. But things were starting up again, slowly. It started with my oldest son sleep walking. He had never done it before, we would wake up with him staring at a wall in our bedroom. It completely frightened my wife the first time, and I'm not going to lie I thought he was possessed or something the first time. He was just standing there in the corner of the room, breathing hard, and would quietly say "haa, haa. haa". really creepy, but after the 3rd or 4th time we found him doing that, or found him walking around the house, we would just gently guide him back to his room and everything would be okay. He never remembered it in the morning. Then about 3 months later the sleepwalking stopped. I kept hearing the footsteps though. Light bulbs would go out faster than usual, different rooms of the house would always be extreme temperatures. One room would be uncomfortably warm while another room, that was along the same exterior wall, would be really cold. The insulation in the attic seemed to be the same, the were no outside factors like a tree blocking one room and not the other, and the AC vents were never clogged or bent. My wife would mention all of these things to me, but she never really wanted to discuss anything that was going on. It freaked her out, but she didn't want anyone to know how badly. Whenever I would talk to her about it she would just nod her head, and agree with any solution i thought would fix it or explain it. She did ask to place crosses above the exterior doors and in each room, that's about it. One night my wife took the kids to one of her friends house about an hour away, which left me alone. This doesn't happen often at all, especially at night. I'm used to kids running around, babies crying, dog running into things and barking at the squirrels that constantly pester him outside the window. So i used this opportunity to, as any parent could guess, sleep. I like to sleep in the living room on the couch. Something about my back being to a wall, in the center of the house, my wife doesn't understand it, but this is my time, she isn't here to pester me and try to convince me to sleep in the empty bed while she is away. So i turn on netflix, put on a planet earth documentary, and slowly drift to sleep to the narrators calm voice and whale mating calls, or something like that. I'm suddenly awaken by a loud scream. I look towards the TV, netflix is already in its "are you still there" mode. I look at the clock - a little after 3am. Did I scream in my sleep and wake myself up? I jump up, if it wasnt me, that means there is someone outside my house, again. I forgot to mention, we have had a problem recently with high school kids throwing parties like they do, getting busted by the cops, and running away through peoples backyards trying to get away. Annoying, but nothing too major, we've all been there before, just be prepared to get yelled at if anyone catches you. There was also a break in on the other side of the neighborhood a few weeks prior the events are unrelated. I jump up to get my gun i have hidden away in a drop down shelf behind the couch. A recent purchase that I was quite happy with. I run to the door, look through the peep hole, see no one is there so I open the door. I walk around the outside of the house as quietly as possible. I dont want to startle my neighbors, they already dont like me too much because of my new work hours. The wind blows and my dog goes absolutely crazy inside the house. I take off, adrenaline pumping like crazy, I though for sure someone was inside the house. The door had closed slightly so i shouldered it, it flung open, nothing. I was fully expecting someone to be in my house. Instead I see my dog slowly raise his head and look at me like I disturbed his sleep, then turn his head and go back to sleep. I checked every room in the house, under in every bed, moved all the clothes hanging in every closet, everything. The house was empty and I was unable to fall back asleep until my family got back the next morning. Everything got quiet again after that. My wife had our youngest son June of 2018. In September of 2018 I began going through confirmation classed through the Catholic Church. And this is when things started happening, again. The footsteps, shadows, all of it. I would hear scratching on the exterior door about 4 times a week. Whenever I got up to look out the peephole, there would be no one there. My father in law had a job up near we lived and instead of staying in a hotel, he said he would pay us what his company gave him for a hotel if he could stay with us. We thought that was a good idea. He quickly began to see things, shadows. He said he is seeing shadows pass by his door, what looks like a person walking pass the bathroom door when is he shaving. He started hearing footsteps walking down the hall to the room he was staying in was located. He jokingly asked me about it and I gave him a brief rundown of what had happened over the past few years, without getting into too much detail. He said he believed me and that he never felt anger just annoyance from whatever it was. One night while I was working, my oldest son had his friend over. I get a call at around 11pm from him crying his eyes out, and barely understandable. My wife grabs the phone, "hey, you get that?" "what? no, what happened, is he okay?" "He said he saw your sister in the hallway" I started to tear up, my oldest son and my sister were very close. She worked in a comic book store which hosted different card game tournaments, and even got opening night tickets to many of the new Marvel and DC movies that were coming out. What more could a boy want in an Aunt? "Wh.. what? My sister? What do you mean?" She handed the phone back to him. "Dad, I saw her. She was just... standing there." I wave of emotion came over me, followed by a wave of questions. "What did she look like? Was she happy? Sad? Did she move at all? How did you feel when you saw her?" These were all the questions I could think of. What I would tell my family to do next depended solely on the answers to these questions. "She looked happy" his 10 year old voice broke a little. "She smiled and waved at me, I felt happy when I saw her" he finally said. "Well good, she wanted to just let you know she was doing okay and she missed you" i said trying to calm him down. If it was anything else I would have come home and we would have stayed in a hotel for the night. Its been about 8 months since that happened. Since then nothing creepy has happened in my house. Absolutely everything stopped. I am thoroughly convinced that my sister made everything leave, and that was her way of letting everyone know my family was safe. I told one person about my story, they wanted to know more about the first time I felt the "demon" in my room and I felt I was going to die. They tried to relate it to my heart problems. A symptom of brugada syndrome is a racing heart, like 300 beats per minute, which causes blood to not flow properly to my brain, which leads to blacking out. Without immediate medical treatment, the person will die within minutes. They said that experience could be the result of being awoken because my heart was literally about to beat out of my chest and everything else was my brain trying to understand what was happening. I dont know, im not ruling it out but the doctors said that if my heart begins to show the symptoms there is literally a 0% chance of pulling out of it without getting resuscitated. The scream I heard when I was alone may have been someone outside and when I went to check they may have tried to come inside only to be met by my intimidating 40 pound Britney Spaniel, not very likely since I would have probably seen them run away from the house, and my dog is lazy, but not lazy enough to fall back asleep immediately after barking at potential intruder. Those are all the explanations i can come up with. We move out of the house in a few months to a new construction on a few acres out in the country. Hopefully nothing follows us, or nothing is already there, angry people are disturbing their final resting place. My sister has already saved my family once, I dont want her to have to do it again. And now here I am, in a newly built house at 1am. Its June, 2020 and 3 days ago the lights on my daughters room turned off. I was in the room next to my now almost 5 years old daughter, my wife was in the kitchen, my youngest son was asleep and my oldest was playing xbox in the play room. I say this because there is no way someone could have turned the light off without me seeing them. I even heard the "click" of the switch. My daughter has been terrified of her room since we moved in. We thought it was because her room is far away from us and big, but now that all this has happened again, im starting to question things. It made me sit down and think about all the times i thought I felt things touch my arms or legs ad just blew it off thinking it was a mussel spasm or twitch of the skin. Sometimes I see shadows out of the corner of my eye. That got me thinking about the first time I thought I saw a ghost, how I felt there was evil in my childhood house, the times I almost died, the times i shouldve died. Recently my oldest son told me a story about walking around in the storm drains of the hold neighborhood which led me to conclude what him and his friend saw was a skinwalker. Ill post those stories if this one goes well, possibly a few of my friends from overseas stories as well, and answer questions if you have them. thank for reading.
2020.06.12 17:10 Dohainwonderland[TOMT][SONG][VERY BRITNEY SPEARS LIKE] I'M looking for a song I heard on Instagram in a dance video
Please bear with me i know this lacks a lot of details and isn't very clear but maybe someone can recognize it ? So one day (in 2018 or 2019)the Turkish Actress Hande Elçel posted a story of her dancing on a song that sounded SOOOO MUCH like Britney Spears, I dmed her but no response. Anyways, i wanted to post the video here but unfortunately she deleted it.. so now i have no other way .. I don't remember the lyrics nor the exact beat so i can't vocaroo.. But i know for sure it sounded like britney spears and the beat was very similar to Break the Ice and Circus (if these two little details can help).. It could be britney spears I'm not sure but i couldn't find it in her songs.. So if any of you has seen the story, or just maybe recognizes this please i will appreciate it
2020.05.27 04:06 yaboyanuSYTYCD Where Are They Now: Season 5
I’m back with my- quite possibly in my mind only- long awaited fifth installment! It has taken me a truly obscene amount of time to get around to writing this post and half of the previous ones probably need an update by now. The past year has been insane in terms of my schedule and I have spent what little energy I had shitposting on /popheads and /fundiesnark. Now that people are steppingonmyterrorityPS if ur reading I’m available, I decided to kick my hiney into gear. In fact, I literally took a day off of work Friday to do research for this post and because I’m so tired of my job, but I once again put it off and ended up playing Sims for three solid days. HOWEVER on the fourth day I rose, put on my little detective hat, and scurried over to my burner Instagram account to stalk some ex-contestants. Alright, on to Season 5! I consider this to be the tail end of SYTYCD’s Golden Age. I really do think the success of the show was in part tied to that iconic Sydney Opera House-eque stage. After coming short in Season 4, the Ashley quota was once again filled, Debbie Allen made her way back to her rightful place on the judging panel, and who could forget “IV Real’s” less successful younger sibling, “5 Alive”? (Actually probably most of us could forget; I’m still not sure it wasn’t a fever dream.) Despite all of this glitz and glam, the season was not without a truly horrendous edit that Wikipedia will remind us of for years to come. Top 20 Paris Torres It’s rather unfortunate because this couple, along with most of the other Top 20 eliminees, really never had a chance. I don’t recall them getting any air time whatsoever prior to the Top 20 show. Like were they even in the Green Mile? And that said we have the top Google result. According to LinkedIn she is a director at Turning Pointe Dance Center in Seattle and prior to that she toured with Pulse dance convention. Apparently she was also a pageant girl, which is interesting, but I think happened before SYTYCD. Her Instagram hasn’t been updated since 2018 and most of the posts are about teaching/choreographing. Tony Bellissimo Okay I really thought he had no air time, but I’m wrong and now I kind of wish we got to see more of his personality. According to IMBD Tony has appeared on film in Rock of Ages, La La Land, the Step Up franchise, and numerous episodes of Glee. He also performed at the Super Bowl and The Oscars with Justin Timberlake and when on tour with Rihanna. He is also on the faculty of Tremain Dance Competition with fellow SYTYCD alum Tiffany Maher. On a personal note, it looks like he is about to have a son with his fiance (or wife now?) and owns TheHubNoho, a recording and rehearsal space, with SYTYCD alum Ivan Koumaev and Matt Aylward. Top 18 Ashley Valerio Wow I really should have popped in the bootleg set of DVDs from the sketchy knock-off Ebay site I forced my mom to buy me for Christmas one year because I do not remember the majority of this season. Ashley is listed on the staff at Downtown Dance Factory in NYC and according to her bio, she has been working commercially and “has been featured in national and international commercials, music videos and has served as a principal dancer in the hit television shows Glee & Monk. Ashley started her own production company two years ago and is now directing and choreographing music videos for artists seen on The Voice and American Idol.” The company is @affinitydancecompany on Instagram. It seems cool, but I’ll honestly never know because the website crashed my computer twice. Maksim "Max" Kapitannikov Ah yes, nothing screams "SYTYCD" like an early ballroom elimination! (Ahem, Stanislav & Faina Savich, Jamie Bayard, Susie Garcia, Max, Christina Santana, Iveta Lukosiute, Nick Bloxsom-Carter, Brittany Cherry, Nick Garcia, Malene Ostergaard, Daniela Avanzini, Sydney Tormey.) The stage and the format may change, but it's nice to see some consistency through the seasons. It seems like Max is still competing as of last year. Not much on his social media or on the internet in general. Sorry Max- this update is short and sweet, just like your time on the show. Top 16 Asuka Kondoh It looks like Asuka continued to dance professionally following SYTYCD up until at least 2017 and also taught for a classical (ballet/contemporary) dance company in California for a while, although she is not currently listed as faculty. I believe she also toured with Ballroom with a Twist based on a 2015 article. Not sure if I’m losing my touch, but there does not seem to be a ton of information on her in recent years. Jonathan Platero One night, two more ballroom eliminations. I really wished I remember this season better because I remember some mild drama about Nigel thinking he was cocky? Or am I confusing him with that shirtless guy with the white pants that did a bunch of flares in his audition? Anyway he has been seen on television on Happily Divorced, Glee, the Apprentice (???), ¡Mira quién baila!, and on SYTYCD as a choreographer. He was also on To the Pointe, so if you want actual info it’s probably better to watch that as opposed to these crumbs I’m leaving you here. He is also married to Oksana Dmytrenko (DWTS/Strictly Come Dancing) who has choreographed with him on SYTYCD. Apparently their wedding was featured on WE’s David Tutera's CELEBrations. Top 14 Karla Garcia Karla is currently listed as faculty at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and her bio there is quite extensive. She has done a lot of Broadway including productions such as Hot Feet, West Side Story, Gigi, and most recently Hamilton, and toured with Wicked, The Addam’s Family and Bad Boys of Dance. She was also a principal dancer in the show SMASH and works on a lot of her own choreography including a short film and a musical. According to Instagram she teaches a BDC Zoom class Mondays at 4 and an Instagram Live class Fridays at 4. Vitolio Jeune Vitolio is listed as a principal dancer at Garth Fagan Dance in Rocheter, NY. He has been there since at least 2011 and his bio there says he was “recently” on SYTYCD so I’m not sure how up to date that website is. The bio also mentions he has toured nationally and internationally, was formerly a principal dancer with the Ayikodans Dance Company, and was a guest artist Trilogie in LA. His Instagram is private, but it looks like he is married and has a son. Top 12 Caitlin Kinney According to Caitlin’s talent profile, following SYTYCD she moved to LA working as a commercial dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and apparently has even done stunt work. Her resume includes several televised awards shows and commercials. She also performed/toured with Paula Abdul, Kanye West, and David Archuletta and is currently listed as faculty with Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention. Her Instagram shows that she is now married and had a baby girl in late 2019. In irrelevant news, she looks a little bit like Krystal from The Bachelor in some pics. Phillip Chbeeb Phillip has a very cool Instagram and a ton of choreography videos on YouTube that everyone should check out. There are also several movement focused short films that he has directed and he collabs with Season 3’s Hok often. I saw someone post about him on /dance a few weeks ago and I was really blown away. He also has numerous IMBD credits, notably as a dancer in the ABDC Season 6 championship winning I.aM.mE dance crew and as choreographer for the shows Making Moves, and of course, SYTYCD. I haven’t had a chance to listen yet, but earlier this year he was a guest on The Hollywood Dance podcast. Top 10 Randi Evans (now Strong) Was Randi eliminated in part due to the wig they made her wear for her Paso Doble with Kupono? I think it’s possible. According to her Instagram bio, she is now a Public Figure. In addition to being a Public Figure, she is on the faculty at Revel Dance Convention and has a production company called now Strong Productions which lists DWTS, ABC, Fox, Radio City Music Hall, and none other than our very own SYTYCD as clients. At some point she also toured with Ballroom With a Twist. Evidently she got into ballroom a little more after the show and has taught and choreographed in several styles. Randi has gotten divorced since her time on the show and now goes by her maiden name. Her hair is even shorter now, and I say rightly so, because despite having no basis for it, I take it to be an indication that she was equally traumatized by the long wig as I was. Kūpono Aweau Kupono is based in LA and has toured with Ricky Martin and Madonna for several years. He’s weirdly not coming up as being listed as faculty on any companies or conventions like most of the SYTYCD alums do, so it does seem like his main focus might be touring. He’s pretty active on Instagram, but his recent posts seem to mostly be family-centric rather than about his dance gigs. Top 8 Janette Manrara Ok, Phillip and Janette are really leading the Instagram follower count so far! She has appeared on seven seasons of Strictly Come Ballroom (2013-2019), Glee, Burn the Floor, and returned to SYTYCD as an All-Star briefly in Season 8. She also has a huge social media presence, so it is easy to keep up to date if you head over to her Instagram. She married SCB’s Aljaž Škorjanec in 2017 and they created and toured a Fred Astaire inspired show together beginning in 2019, though now it seems to be on hiatus until 2021. Jason Glover IMBD credits include video shorts for P!nk, Florence + the Machine, and Christina Aguilera. Other television credits include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Little Mermaid Live with fellow Alum Alex Wong, and, most recently, Penny Dreadful. He might have been on tour with Ariana Grande? My only clue to this is deluded Ariana Grande fans in the comments of his pictures. Okay, I scrolled more and yes he has been on tour with her as well as P!nk. On a more somber note, it looks like he danced in Ariana’s Manchester show. 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This is the Brandon who tried to sneak onto the show at the age of 15 in Season One. I think we all need to take a moment to remember this, because it deserves to be preserved in whatever the SYTYCD equivalent of /MuseumOfReddit is. He then went on to have one of the best runs on the show to date. Aside from appearing as a SYTYCD All Star, like many others, he was in Glee. Unlike many others, he also has a line of T-shirts street dancewear. Interesting gigs include DWTS and dancing for Britney Spears in her Las Vegas residency. According to an old convention bio (seriously do any of these sites ever update anything?) he "choreographed and danced with Sweden’s hit artist Agnes in Cologne, Germany for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics." I’m a little confused by this as the last time Germany hosted the Olympics was 1972. I know these sites are out of date, but I don’t think they are that out of date. He’s pretty active on Instagram and is currently offering some virtual dance classes. Winner Jeanine Mason Jeanine has maybe done the most mainstream acting of any SYTYCD alum to date. Her break-out role was probably Sam Bello in Grey’s Anatomy and she then went on to star as Liz Ortecho in The CW's Roswell, New Mexico, which is currently on its third season. Previously she had roles in The Bling Ring, Bunheads, Criminal Minds, You’re the Worst, Secret Life, and Awkward to name a few. She was also recently on Whose Line is it Anyway. Dance-wise there is not as much listed, but she did perform with Mark Ballas on DWTS shortly after SYTYCD. I think she is also one of the few contestants to earn a college degree after the show. She graduated with a degree in dance and a minor in film from UCLA in 2014 and said in an interview she might want to get into film production one day.
2020.05.27 01:19 DisprovingIslamHere is the answer to your answer to the flat earth.
I simply think this is the deepest hole you can go down on, and I hope anyone other can supplement it with because it literally takes out all of your energy.
Now to easily respond to to this is to say you can spread a carpet around a ball.
Normally it is as clear written in the Quran that it is spread out, and even uses the "bed" as an example. A bed is as flat as it can be. What I find really annoying is that apologists really cannot fit the pieces together with all the other Quranic verses and come to one conclusion, and the only conclusion. Fine, let's go by with this, and test it with the other ones:
I knewthat you'd take quotesfrom either that Islam issue website or Wiki-Islam quoting the commentaries of several scholars some from antiquity to make it out like every single one of them saw the earth as being flat in their interpretations of the Qur'an.
I actually got very annoyed with this one (and others too later). WHO CARES if it is from theislamissue or WikiIslam.net, as long as it is historically correct, and they did write it and those original books are available. Does it even matter? You can find those tafsirs elsewhere too!
they were humans, and they were wrong if they indeed believed in it.
He literally forgot the most important tafsirs anyway, and that is Ibn Kathir. He literally quotes "The heaven is like a dome over the Earth". A dome loooks like this: http://cocreateconstruction.dk/images/2013/03/tech_forside.jpg If the heaven is like a dome, then there is only one answer: THE EARTH IS FLAT. In the next comment he will say "he only quoted it". Look buddy, if it wasn't correct, he wouldn't have quoted it in the first place! Let's say that Ibn Kathir is also a human being. So when killing people, Ibn Kathir was correct, but when it is about the flat earth, no? The point is that they were humans, fine, let's see the next one:
Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī[1149 AD - 1210 AD]said:If it is said: Do the words “And the earth We spread out” indicate that it is flat?We would respond: Yes, because the earth, even though it is round, is an enormous sphere, and each little part of this enormous sphere, when it is looked at, appears to be flat. As that is the case, this will dispel what they mentioned of confusion. The evidence for that is the verse in which Allah, may He be exalted, says(interpretation of the meaning): “And the mountains as pegs”[An-Naba’ 78:7]. He called them awtaad(pegs)even though these mountains may have large flat surfaces. And the same is true in this case.
Shah Waliullah Dehlawi said:Some may understand words such as “made the earth as a bed”[An-Naba’ 78:6], “He spread the earth”[an-Naazi‘aat 79:30]and “…how it is spread out…”[Al-Ghaashiyah 88: 20]as meaning that it[the Earth]is flat, whereas the scholars affirm that it is round on the basis of sound evidence, so it is thought that there is a conflict. That may be refuted by the fact that the visible part of it(for a person standing on it)appears flat, because the larger a circle is, the more spread out it is, so we may say that it is flat on the basis of that part of it that is visible to us, and it is round in its totality, on the basis of rational thinking.
Fakhr lived in 1149-1210 and Shah lived in 1703- 1762. Do you see any problem? These tafsirs were written after people started to begin to realize that the Earth is actually round. al-biruni calculated the circumference of the Earth (not precisely) and he did that in 1000-1100, and Fakhr lived in 1100-1200. Not to forget that Shah lived in 1700 AFTER Tycho Brahe, AFTER Copernicus, AFTER Kepler! Funny how the latest "tafsirs" coincide with the latest knowledge of the earth, but in regard to the killing it is the earlier ones. The second problem of his comment? I thought they were only humans?
As for the claim of their being 1 earth, you reject it by putting 7 in brackets as you'd know it would go against your fake claim.The mere FACT there is mention of seven earths and seven heavens is enough to prove the entire picture you're making out falls flat(pun intended)on its face.
I really have no idea what he is writing here. Whether it is 1 earth, whether it is 7 earth, WHO CARES. Our solar system alone has 9 planets total, and so far there has been detected 4000 exoplanets (planets with the right size, and distance to the sun in order for liquid water to exists). Photo of Pluto here, and photo of Jupiter here. Not to forget that there are TRILLIONS of planets. Notice that he walks away from this point. THIS POINT IS VITAL to debunk the science in the Quran. Does the Quran mention more than 7 planets (for example 8 planets)? No! Therefore the Quran is false.
Dude, there was no need to directly mention America or Australia. Were they even called by that name during this revelation? Use your, common-sense, man.
Seriously, does it even matter with the name as long it exists? It was called because Amerigo Vespucci was one of the first encountering the continent. If I with this pen name had found the continent, it would had been called Edgarica. Seriously, how deep can a person go down. IT'S JUST A NAME.
I could prove to you that the Qur'an indirectly references them when it mentions that Allah has sent every nation messengers in Qur'an 16:36 but it does not fit your agenda, therefore you will reject it
Timeline: https://imgur.com/fqrKx9t Oral transmission + C14: https://imgur.com/nKSGCZs Give me one complete 114 surah Quran from the 600s or 700s. We all know that Islam didn't exist before 661 AD, and the only evidence you have to support it does, are the C-14 tests, which you cannot use.
And smoking? What has that got to do with anything? LOL. But it so funny like, out of all the things in the world, you had to mention that the Qur'an does not mention smoking in your image trying to prove the Qur'an says the shape of the Earth is flat... Like, why? That made me laugh.
This is the entire point! It has to do with everything! It only mentions the plants, animals, nations which are around Middle-East and Africa (or nearby), NEVER the continent of America, NEVER Australia, NEVER Antarctica. It NEVER mentions the animals, the plants and specific nations in America, Australia and Antarctica - which you cannot find in Middle-East, which proves that HUMANS wrote the Quran! Why? They did not had fly-machines or ships to reach those continents, and experience them for themselves.
The Qur'an mentions not to harm yourselves by your own hands throwing itself into destruction in Qur'an 2:195 which had nothing to do with smoking in the context of the verse but in of itself is clear-cut anti-smoking as well as the following hadith:‘Ubadah ibn al-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, issued a decree, “Do not cause harm or return harm.”
This is literally going too far. Okay, I have had sex with a girl. This is a general statement as not to harm yourself. So did I had sex with Britney Spears? Firstly, it is a hadith, which were written after 800 AD, second of all it is just "not harm yourself". IT CAN MEAN ANYTHING! It still doesn't mention smoking! If Allah knew something about the world (and the universe), he could had seen those Native Indians smoke, and you would have written about it. But no, he only mentions wine, which already existed Middle-east. Seriously, please stop going to the general points, this is the very reason why Islamic societies will never progess. Details matter.
That verse does not say the earth and the heavens are the same widths. What are you on about? It says for the righteous in the after-life, their awaits gardens that are wide as the heavens and the earth(together).
Oh my Goodness. Did you even read what I wrote in the photo? It can mean the approximately the same size or together. BOTH ARE WRONG. Look here:https://youtu.be/MkRSmynqonM Do you see? Why the hell would Allah compare a useless Earth here with the entire Universe? If you go and find 1 grain of sand and compared it to the entire earth (The Universe), the EARTH is smaller than that grain of sand. That's how small the Earth is! It literally has no impact on the universe, absolutely NONE! Why the hell would Allah say that the "Gardan" is as wide as the Earth and Heaven (together)? It only makes sense with ALLLLL the previous points that the earth is flat with a dome over the Earth, while still only mentioning max 7 worlds, while there are 9 in our solar system alone.
As for the claim about the big-bang not being mentioned in the Qur'an, I agree. I do not jump to a single interpretation as I am not one to claim the Qur'an is a science booklet. But I'll have to say to disregard the interpretation of expanding is wrong, it is a possible interpretation of this timeless and divine book, which is not wrong hence why it had been adopted in today's time in almost all translations.
Exactly the point. The expanding universe happened before the Earth was created.
As for separating the heavens and the earth after it was one entity. It does not mean they existed at the same time.
Again, this is just going too deep. Seriously, one of the most important points, you just jump that? Now that I have noticed, you even jumped the one with the images! They both connect with each other. He created the earth in 2 DAYS. Fine, can it mean our Earth or matter as general? Then he put mountains on this same earth and blessed it. WHAT? Then he created the heavens with the sun etc. DO YOU SEE A PROBLEM HERE? He literally created this one little earth in 2 days. Did you watch the video above? I'll post it again: https://youtu.be/MkRSmynqonM THAT SMALL LITTLE EARTH TOOK 2 DAYS? Then he put mountains on this earth. SERIOUSLY? What about all the other mountains on trillions of other planets? Then he made the heavens. Oh my God.
A point about aliens LOL! Even if I were to entertain this point. And I will do for the laughs. I can counter this easily. The Qur'an says it is for mankind and jinn. Aliens, should they exist, will probably have their own guidance for all we know. The Qur'an is not for every form of species hence why there is no claim the Qur'an is for animals; so why make it out to be that it is problematic should aliens exist?
Oh my goodness. Do you know ribose, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, glycine has been found in space? Precursors, components and results of DNA? Do you know that 4000 exoplanets has been found so far? Do you even know what that means? Read this u/DavidMoyes
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