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2020.09.24 04:41 Zhanteimi A Tom Waits Primer

Disclaimer 1: This is not an attempt at scholarly analysis of the music or a comprehensive exploration of biographical information.
Disclaimer 2: I don't recommend listening to Waits' discography all at once.

Personal interaction with the artist

Tom Waits is one of the few artists whose entire discography appeals to me, and his music is, in my mind, anchored not only to the time of day but also the activity I'm engaged in: that time of day being evening/night, and that activity being reclining with a drink in hand. I know that might sound a little bit cliche, but the early albums at least definitely favor that treatment. As I move through Waits' discography, though, being upright and sober is also an acceptable way to listen. Waits was an instant like for me and my family. My wife and teenage daughters adore his music, too, especially the dark cabaret stuff.

Overview of the artist

I'm not here to rehash encyclopedia entries and biographies about the man. The links are below for anyone who wants to dive in. tl;dr, though, Waits' 70s stuff is of the piano blues singesongwriter variety. It all goes down easy. Pretty simple and easy to define, mainly because this was before he met his wife, Kathleen Brennan, whom he married in 1980. His "blood and guilt" Irish Catholic wife had a massive influence on his styles going forward, and in my opinion, it was a positive influence, one that helped Waits spread his creative wings. Of course that influence wouldn't have gone anywhere if Waits wasn't already leaning in that direction. He just needed someone to give him the confidence to take the leap.
In the 80s, he went experimental, especially with the rocking Swordfishtrombones. Rain Dogs continued his experimental rock exploration, and he closed the decade with Franks Wild Years, in which he embraced the dark cabaret he'd only dabbled in on the previous two albums. He tried to set aside what he called "the embarrassing baby photos" phase of his career.
Then came the 90s (and early 2000s). Keep in mind that Waits is singesongwriter throughout his career. He is just adding other genres to that folk-esque backbone style of his. Experimental rock continues to dominate his discography at this time, too, but let's throw in some blues rock, vocal jazz, and some more of that dark cabaret Waits just does so damn well. I mean, Alice and Blood Money are basically theater pieces anyway!
Speaking of theater, Waits was involved in many cinematic and stage projects, his most famous being The Black Rider, but he not only wrote and performed theater pieces and film soundtracks, he was also a prolific side actor in many films. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but he said it himself: "I'm not an actor. I'm just a guy who does some acting."
This is merely the briefest of overviews into the life of a somewhat private and aloof artist who was just as interested in spending time with his wife and three children as making music for public appreciation. If anything has caught your attention so far, and if you're not turned off by Waits' "hobo act", his "pastiche of poverty", Barney Hoskyns' Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits and Patrick Humphries' The Many Lives of Tom Waits might be a couple biographies you'll want to check out.
You might like him if...
  • you want something to soothe your soul while the whiskey burns your throat
  • you want the immediacy of singesongwriter
  • you want the confessional of the universal
  • you're an outcast
You might not like him if...
  • you don't like middle-class dudes playing a "hobo" act
  • you want something to easily sing along to
  • you want something innocuous in the background
  • you want something to pump you up

Similar artists and influences

When it comes to similar artists, perhaps it's better to look at the acts that had the biggest influence on Waits. First of all, when Waits was working at a restaurant, he would jot down notes of the diners' conversations, any snippet he found interesting, anything he could use for the everyman down on his luck feeling of his music. Men and women failing at life and yet still able to provide moments of piercing insight.
Waits said in an interview that his uncle's gravelly voice intially inspired him. He also rejected the hippie movement and adhered to the Beat movement of the 50s, finding solace in Kerouac's musings. In fact, he later collaborated with William S. Burroughs on a theater piece. Randy Newman and Dr. John were big musical influences on him, and after Brennan introduced Waits to Captain Beefheart, Van Vliet's style was huge. Of course, Bob Dylan's influence loomed large for Waits, as it did for many singesongwriters in the 70s, and Waits once said that if you want to know how to write a song, listen to Merle Haggard.
Last.fm attempts to provide a list of similar artists, but this is really just a matter of opinion. I strongly disagree with some of these picks, but here are the top ones: Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Captain Beefheart, Townes Van Zandt, Lou Reed, Tim Buckley, and Van Morrison. As far as I'm concerned, this is more a list of "if you like Waits, you'll like these" than "these artists are similar to Waits". I guess for me the one in that list the most similar is Lou Reed, not only because of his style but the sometimes sordid always ramshackle content of his music.
In a 2005 interview, Waits was asked to list his top twenty albums of all time. These were his choices, and perhaps there are some clear marks of influence herein:
  1. Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Hours
  2. Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk
  3. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
  4. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
  5. Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic
  6. Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
  7. The Lounge Lizards - Lounge Lizards
  8. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
  9. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
  10. Little Richard - The Explosive Little Richard
  11. James Brown - Star Time
  12. Various Artists - Texas-Czech Bands, 1929-1959
  13. Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark
  14. Various Artists - Aria: A Passion for Opera
  15. Bill Hicks - Rant in E-Minor
  16. Various Artists - Prison Songs (Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm 1947-48), Vol 1: Murderous Home
  17. Marc Ribot - The Prosthetic Cubans
  18. Houndog - Houndog
  19. The Les Claypool Frog Brigade - Purple Onion
  20. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Delivery Man _______________________________________________

The Albums

This album list does not include bootlegs or other recordings not approved by the ever-litigious Tom Waits.
The Asylum Years (label formed in 1971 in LA, founded by David Geffen and part of the Warner Music Group).
  • Closing Time (1973). How many times have I heard this album by this point? It's like seeing the face of an old friend, getting a bit misty-eyed, and enjoying a warm hug from him. This whole album is an embrace. And he's got stories for you... all the things that happened since last you met. Waits has got an eclectic style to his storytelling, too, one you never get tired of hearing. He's just as comfortable going acoustic guitar as he is at sitting behind the piano and plinking out the blues. But Waits is at his best once he's got a few drinks in him and his music turns slowly like an inebriated carousel. Album art zip file link.
  • The Heart of Saturday Night (1974). Man, Saturday night’s a bitch. Sometimes it’s me putting on a tie, you putting on a dress, and we go out and laugh at the bloodshot moon in the burgundy sky. Other times it’s us fighting like cats and dogs, but that’s all right, I guess, since it’s raining cats and dogs, anyway. While you’re out catching your death walking, I’m so lonesome I might as well be a sailor in the middle of nowhere. Both of us stumbling into the heart of all that revelry and heartbreak. Shiver me timbers, but Saturday night can be a real bitch! Album art zip file link.
  • Nighthawks at the Diner (1975). This is a weird one. Is it technically a live album or technically a studio album? It's both. Kinda. They wanted to do a live album because that's where Waits thrived. Got him in that rare jazz mood where he can rattle off the coolest one-liners you'll ever hear. But the venues around town were "toilets" in the 70s, so they decided to just invite some people into the studio for two nights to do a live show--but they recorded it using studio equipment in a studio environment. So some people criticize this recording for being fake. Bohemian coffeehouse cool oozes from this album, Waits standing there with a drink in one hand, a cigarette in the other, as he swaggers and stumbles around the microphone, doing what he does best: lowering the temperature of the room with the coolest anecdotes around. Some real laugh-out-loud moments sprinkled here. Album art zip file link.
  • Small Change (1976). They say that’s Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), and that those are her real tits. Okay. Cassandra says it’s not her. Whom to believe? Now that that’s out of the way, how about that sour whiskey music? This album gets better with every listen. And how to listen? Just lie back on the sofa, close your eyes, and listen, which isn’t something we often do with music. But that's the treatment this one needs, especially on a cool, rainy afternoon. Small Change seems to me to be a track by track play of a piano player working at a blues bar who likes to partake of the firewater along with the customers, so by the end of Side A, he’s had one too many, and he has to blame it on the piano. Apparently this is a common occurrence, though, because he alludes to his bad liver later on. But everything will be all right, because his shift is just about to come to an end, and he’s looking forward to getting off work and going home to see his girl. The on-album persona aside, Waits did have a real-life drinking problem. Early on he joked that his only drinking problem was when he couldn't get a drink, but later in life he finally enrolled in Alcholics Anonymous. It's all fun and games until the booze threatens to destroy your life. NSFW outtake cover art.
  • Foreign Affairs (1977). First, there's the album cover. Something critics of Waits might point to and say, "See see! This is what I'm talking about. The pretension." Waits definitely was going for a cover that would represent the film noir mood of his music up to this point. But it's all an act, right? I mean, he's just some guy who grew up in a normal family in a suburban California neighborhood. Right? My rebuttal is: And? Is there no place for theater, for adopting a persona, in music? Waits deliberately lived in neighborhoods that reflected not only the poverty but the bohemian cool that pervades his music. And he's not just a singer; he's an actor, too, so he's got that theatrical sense about him. That's why his live shows use props. Bette Midler guests on this album... perhaps Waits' first misstep. Like his other albums, this one swims in drink. Funny thing about the cover, though: the woman thought she was Waits' girlfiend, but she wasn't. She was just one of the Troubador slags. Album art zip file link.
  • Blue Valentine (1978). It's Thursday night and close enough to the weekend for a drink. Besides, a little fire in your belly might shake off this damp chill. All her usual bull and excuses and best intentions are scribbled on a rain-soaked postcard in your mailbox. You take it and climb the stairs on dreams, and after your drink, you think you might fall asleep if only the sirens would start. Cover art.
  • Heartattack and Vine (1980). When you're so far gone in the liquor you think even the rain is a beverage. Anyway, it doesn't take much imagination to understand the implications of the album title, an obvious reference to Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles, the very heart of the rise of cinema and all its attendant lures into the corruption of innocence. This album is certainly more blues guitar-driven than Waits' six previous recordings, bringing with it even sexier grit (that seems to be obsessed with prostitutes). Like pretty much all his other music, these songs are snapshots into the lives of seedy people who live in the quiet, dark, lonely hours between the closing of the bar and the opening of the circus. This is the final Asylum record, and Waits was contractually-obligated to write it since he owed the label seven albums. You might know Springsteen's cover of Waits' "Jersey Girl"... and I can't help but wonder if the "sha la la la la la las" are indicative of Waits' fatigue with his label. Album art zip file link.
Film Scores (I'm just going to knock them both out here, out of chronological order, since they're not initially connected to any of the label eras.)
  • One From the Heart (1982). Coppola lured Waits back to LA, taking him away from his newfound love for the NYC creative atmosphere, to write a soundtrack in the vein of Waits' earlier stuff, a sound the singer was trying to break away from. I like to think it was fate that brought him back to the West Coast, because if he'd not torn himself away from NYC, he never would've met his future wife (who worked in the film studio), and the latter part of his discography probably wouldn't have been as wonderful as it is. The beauty of that alone is, in my mind, worth the making of this overwrought, schmaltzy album. I'm sure Crystal Gayle is a fine singer, but her energy just doesn't work when mixed with Waits. There's just something about duets like this that drives me crazy. Like, the back and forth is just so cheesy? Don't think of this as a Waits album; it's a collaboration and as much a Gayle album, which, in my book, is a hard pass. This album is sanitized Tom Waits. Album art zip file link.
  • Night on Earth (1991). I feel that if people didn't realize this was a Waits album, they'd rate it higher. People bring baggage into a Waits listening experience, and if the expectations aren't met, well, there's bound to be some disappointment. First of all, Waits' voice is conspicuously absent througuhout most of this soundtrack, as the artist decided--unlike with One From the Heart--to focus on instrumentals. Thus this recording lacks the full Waits experience fans grew to love, providing more of an overall noir-jazz soundtrack feel than having anything specifically to do with the voice of the broken-down, boozing loner our itching ears want to hear. Album art zip file link.
The Island Years (label formed in 1959 in Jamaica [moved to London three years later], became part of the PolyGram group)
  • Swordfishtrombones (1983). Take an unshaven shuffle through the neon rain, with nothing but a pack of dirty playing cards and a lonely heart. Follow the slow parade drumming down some empty town street, remembering all the dirty details of the neighborhood. Dip into the desert a couple times while you’re at it and take in the snapshots of tragic lives, and if you’re thirsty, drink water from a swordfishtrombone. What the hell is it anyway, and is the water any good? Count the number of parties playing in the heads of people you pass every damn day. In Waits' real life, this is his big artistic break from the past, both creatively and professionally. He'd completed his Asylum contract, and this was as good a time as any to move away not only from his producer but his (swindling) manager. Waits and his wife took over managerial responsibilities themselves, and they seem to have done a better job with that side of the business as well. Brennan--his wife--also brings her influences to bear, including giants like Captain Beefheart. Asylum rejected this record, as it was a departure from his previous sound, so Waits took up Island's offer to release it. Album art zip file link.
  • Rain Dogs (1985). Take every undesirable yet attractive thing you read in a dime-store pulp novel and throw it into a pot stirred by an unshaven vagabond, and you get this bourbon-soaked album. Mad hatters and beat poets doing the polka on this postcard mailed from desolation row. Album art zip file link.
  • Franks Wild Years (1987). You’re a lonely, heartbroken truck driver going down a dark highway to drop off a load at an amusement park, but the park is abandoned with all the lights on and the rides operating. So you go wild, dragging your heels across the cracked pavement, looking up at the stars and growing ever more dizzy watching them wheel through their orbits. And the narrative of this album plays like a movie in his mind. Album art zip file link.
  • Big Time (1988). The recordings here were taken from two shows Waits did on separate days in November of 1987. Unlike Nighthawks, however, this is a true live album, part of the overall Franks Wild Years tour, not something contrived for a studio audience. Though Waits never goes full Bowie when it comes to on-stage roleplaying, the singer did adopt for a short time a kind of alter ego in Frank, referencing how he torched his house (in that short, spoken word track) before taking off for the big time. In keeping with the theatricality of the Frank concept, several dramatic audio effects were added in post-production, not only audience applause but also snapping fingers, boot stomping, train whistles, gunshots, and whatnot. Disregarding the post-production shenanigans, though, I find it interesting how some of these songs are re-imagined in a live setting. Waits was fascinated by the idea of the street preacher, and some of that comes out here. Can I get an "amen"?! Album art zip file link.
  • Bone Machine (1992). This album opens sounding like a bone machine, as if the percussion is being pounded out on the bones of people, the earth screaming like a mother forced to swallow her own increase, her children unable to escape the devouring dirt because we're all chained to her--all because one brother slew another, and the dust cried out for vengeance. Yet this is our home. For all its ugliness, it's beautiful. For all its grit and grime, it's smooth and clean. If you think of Earth as a hotel, you're gonna wanna complain to the manager. But if you think of Earth as a prison, it's pretty damn nice. This album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, and when Waits found out, he said to his friend, the filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, "Alternative to what?" Good question, Tom. Waits' wife co-wrote half the songs on this album, demonstrating Brennan's growing influence in the creative evolution of her husband. Album art zip file link.
  • Bone Machine: The Operator's Manual (1992). This is a long CMJ radio network interview with Tom Waits, featuring tracks from the album of the same name. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. This isn't an album, just an interview in which Waits explains what the album is about and the process of its creation and production. He says the albums started with the title, so in that sense, this is a concept. He wanted songs that would fit the title "Bone Machine", so songs that evoke a sense of horror, songs about the inevitability of death, since it is a fact that we all die screaming. And not only us, but everything. The earth first, and eventually the universe. There's no escape. One thing I love about this interview is how he describes songs like they're entities: he describes the creative process in such beautiful metaphorical terms, like when he talks about how a song is "sick", meaning a song isn't working in a certain context or a song is unfinished... it's "sick", and Waits, as a kind of doctor, has to diagnose the song's sickness and help it get better. He also talks about the listener's relationship to songs, saying that an individual song is like a bar of soap. You can hold it in your hand, and sometimes your relationship with the song lasts only as long as a bar of soap, and once it's gone, you move on to the next song. He discusses how his performance aesthetic is changing, too, going from a guy who sat at a piano to a more physical, animal show and how it's connected to the spirit of music that, in some ways, can work as a poltergeist. Perhaps this is connected to Waits getting older and getting angrier, which is why he thinks his percussion has improved. Because he gets to hit shit with more gusto. Waits mentions religion so many times in this interview, which I find interesting, as he's getting it from both his wife and his mother, and that influence finds its way onto the album in frightening clarity. Album art zip file link.
  • The Black Rider (1993). In some ways, this is like a lot of Waits' other work, but in other ways, it's completely different. It's got all his grit, of course, but as far as I know Waits doesn't have another operatic concept album like this. (He has the "Franks Wild Years" show, but it was never made into a concept album.) Also, this is the only time he strikes me as creepy (not throughout, just in spots). This album isn't as highly regarded as his giant albums, but I think it's worth anyone's time to give it a close listen. It'll make you wince until it goes down smooth and you're craving more. Basically, this is the creative result of a theatrical collaboration Waits had with a stage director and the famous Beat generation writer William S. Burroughs. This opera is a retelling of the German "Freischütz" myth, about a gunslinger who makes a deal with the Devil for a number of magic bullets that unerringly hit their targets. All but one. In a classic Faustian twist, there's one bullet that's under control of the Devil. In this story, a mild-mannered clerk makes the deal to win the hand of a huntsman's daughter. He must prove his worth as a hunter, and with the magic bullets he does, but on his wedding day, the final bullet under Satan's control kills the clerk's young bride. And in a Greek tragedy parallel, the clerk, like Orpheus in his inconsolable grief, disappears from society. Orpheus is driven to wandering and drink, and in the end he is torn apart by Dionysus' maenads. The clerk joins Satan's carnival, losing his heart, soul, and mind to the infernal pleasures of the circus. This work first appeared as a play in 1990 in Hamburg before being arranged into a concept album. Album art zip file link.
The Anti- Years (founded in 1999 in LA, a sub-label of the punk Epitaph, whose ethic is to treat artists like business partners, not slaves, a stance that clearly appealed to Waits)
  • Mule Variations (1999). Whenever I start a Waits album and try to write some of my thoughts down, I find it difficult to say much because I feel like I lack perspective. When you five-star pretty much an entire discography, you realize you're just a fanboy and therefore aren't sure you have anything useful to say. Here Waits is gritty once again, but it's like he's a hobo singing in some dirty alleyway, singing through a metal can, using whatever he's got within reach for percussion. (A connection to the bone machine?) This music sticks to me like hot summer, sticking to me like unshakable memory. Like most Waits albums, this one, too, is a cathartic experience, but unlike other Waits' recordings thus far, this one is "surrural", meaning the themes are about rural American life, but since they're stories told by Waits, they going to be a bit surreal, aren't they? Waits won a Folk Grammy for this one, having drawn heavily on blues field recordings as the main influence. Yeah, shows that the Grammys don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. Album art zip file link.
  • Alice (2002). Is there a greater opening track on any album ever, a truer poetic strike to the eyes that'll make you weep through the rest of the 48-minute journey? This entire album is wrapped in madness and death--is the narrator actually singing from beyond the grave (from beyond the rabbit hole)? Nothing creepier than a violin accompanying your soul on its descent into Hell, driven by suicide. Don't worry, though. They've got a jazz bar down there where you, being disembodied, will fit right in. Listen to the champagne laughs, gaze upon the strangled ebony curls, and know what it was once to be alive. This record's got history that goes beyond the mere studio production. Most of these songs were written for Waits' play, Alice, that he wrote with the same theater director who collaborated with him on The Black Rider. The stage Alice debuted in 1992, ten years before this album. So in a sense this album is more rooted in Waits' Island years, the little sister to Bone Machine and The Black Rider. Cover art.
  • Blood Money (2002). This album has one of my favorite Waits’ songs: “God’s Away on Business”. And if you’ve not seen the Cookie Monster fan video for this, do yourself a favor. I would kill to see one of these dark cabarets live, this one, incidentally, being songs from the Waits/Brennan theater piece, Woyzeck. I’d wear a cravat and a top hat to the affair. I’d put on eyeliner. One last thing: can anyone sing a lullaby like Tom Waits? He can tuck me in anytime he wants and tell me stories about how miserable everything and everyone is. Album art zip file link.
  • Real Gone (2004). Do you hear a keyboard (piano) anywhere on this album? Maybe I missed it somewhere, but I'm not hearing one. (Okay, I hear some now, but it's barely used.) This is all guitars, and percussion. Sounds like he's flirting with some of those popular indie rock sounds that swirled around the beginning of the century, yet this is typical Waits experimentation, so he makes whatever he's doing his own, transforming it through his dark meditations on sin. Brennan's influences are so strong here that she's basically become a co-songwriter at this point. Here, at the end of his career, the 70s Waits is finally, at last, dead. Some sinister, black ghost has risen in his place, grinning shamelessly. Though this is Waits' only studio album I don't gush over, I understand a little better what he was talking about in one of his interviews: about how he feels angrier as he ages, and how percussion sounds better because of it. If you follow the mule from Mule Variations, it'll lead you into the barn of Real Gone. And if you follow the mule, don't complain when you get dirty. Album art zip file link.
  • Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006). Imagine Waits being your dad and having him tell you a bedtime story where you're all alone on the planet, the moon is a piece of rotten wood, and the Earth is an overturned piss pot. Imagine Waits being your zoology professor, revealing the brutality and grittiness of slavery and copulation at all levels of the animal kingdom, including you and your neighbors. Imagine Waits doing an album of nothing but Child ballads...oh man, I'm gonna send him a letter! (Seriously, whom do I write for Waits to see this idea?) This is not some kind of greatest hits compilation. Quite the opposite: it's got rarities and unreleased tracks, those orphaned songs that "fell behind the stove while making dinner". You ever clean out the gunk that falls behind the stove? It's greasy, grimy, and probably full of flavor if you could just be brave enough to try it. Them. Not "it". Though these were released together as a three-disc set, they were consciously separated along lines of influence and style. Brawlers explores the blues and consequently rock, Bawlers sees Waits diving into heart-wrenching ballads, and Bastards focuses more on his megaphone-toting, carnivalesque experimentation. Waits excels at all three, of course, but you can pick what to listen to based on your mood or interest. Album art zip file link.
  • Glitter and Doom Live (2009). Ol' Tom was an indefatigable pursuer of miscreants in the music, film, TV, and commercial industries, and after having successfully sued, like, four major corporations/outlets for using his songs without permission, Waits developed quite the reputation as someone not to be fucked with. He would hunt your ass down if you tried any funny business. Same went for this tour. He had his people require ticket holders to produce valid ID at the entrance to the show, and if the name didn't match the ticket, the concert-goers were denied entry. This was a massive "fuck you" to scalpers. Surely with Tom's litigious history and his tireless pursuit of integrity, the touts should've known better. I'm glad Waits did one last tour at the end of his career so we can hear him revisit his classics across all his albums. Not only the songs but the spoken-word anecdotal parts are snippets taken from ten different shows during the tour. So when you get to disc 2, don't think that Tom just stood there telling stories for 35 minutes straight. Album art zip file link.
  • Bad as Me (2011). All aboard Waits’ latest (last) studio album! The man is a national treasure, that’s all there is to it. He succeeds at pretty much everything he tries, even here in his 60s, still kicking ass like he did at the beginning of his career, because he based his style on a timeless cool. As always, he’s sometimes smooth as hell, other times wacky and not giving a single fuck. I wonder if this album will end up being the last leaf on his tree. I feel like there's a little bit of everything from Waits' career on this album, from the gypsy rusty-accordion sounds to the growling mud-wrestling vocals to the lonely heartbroken crooning to the feeling of spinning around in circles while staring up into the night sky of a pitiless universe where you then fall down drunk not on wine but on the inevitability of death. Album art zip file link.
Once upon a time there was a man who saw the world from the gutter and walked a mile in the tattered shoes of the hopeless. Once upon a time he kissed the world, and it made us cry. For auld lang syne.
Sources:
RYM
Wikipedia
The Guardian
Last.fm
The Tom Waits Library
All Music
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2020.09.24 04:03 Zhanteimi A Tom Waits Primer

Disclaimer 1: This is not an attempt at scholarly analysis of the music or a comprehensive exploration of biographical information.
Disclaimer 2: I don't recommend listening to Waits' discography all at once.

Personal interaction with the artist

Tom Waits is one of the few artists whose entire discography appeals to me, and his music is, in my mind, anchored not only to the time of day but also the activity I'm engaged in: that time of day being evening/night, and that activity being reclining with a drink in hand. I know that might sound a little bit cliche, but the early albums at least definitely favor that treatment. As I move through Waits' discography, though, being upright and sober is also an acceptable way to listen. Waits was an instant like for me and my family. My wife and teenage daughters adore his music, too, especially the dark cabaret stuff.

Overview of the artist

I'm not here to rehash encyclopedia entries and biographies about the man. The links are below for anyone who wants to dive in. tl;dr, though, Waits' 70s stuff is of the piano blues singesongwriter variety. It all goes down easy. Pretty simple and easy to define, mainly because this was before he met his wife, Kathleen Brennan, whom he married in 1980. His "blood and guilt" Irish Catholic wife had a massive influence on his styles going forward, and in my opinion, it was a positive influence, one that helped Waits spread his creative wings. Of course that influence wouldn't have gone anywhere if Waits wasn't already leaning in that direction. He just needed someone to give him the confidence to take the leap.
In the 80s, he went experimental, especially with the rocking Swordfishtrombones. Rain Dogs continued his experimental rock exploration, and he closed the decade with Franks Wild Years, in which he embraced the dark cabaret he'd only dabbled in on the previous two albums. He tried to set aside what he called "the embarrassing baby photos" phase of his career.
Then came the 90s (and early 2000s). Keep in mind that Waits is singesongwriter throughout his career. He is just adding other genres to that folk-esque backbone style of his. Experimental rock continues to dominate his discography at this time, too, but let's throw in some blues rock, vocal jazz, and some more of that dark cabaret Waits just does so damn well. I mean, Alice and Blood Money are basically theater pieces anyway!
Speaking of theater, Waits was involved in many cinematic and stage projects, his most famous being The Black Rider, but he not only wrote and performed theater pieces and film soundtracks, he was also a prolific side actor in many films. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but he said it himself: "I'm not an actor. I'm just a guy who does some acting."
This is merely the briefest of overviews into the life of a somewhat private and aloof artist who was just as interested in spending time with his wife and three children as making music for public appreciation. If anything has caught your attention so far, and if you're not turned off by Waits' "hobo act", his "pastiche of poverty", Barney Hoskyns' Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits and Patrick Humphries' The Many Lives of Tom Waits might be a couple biographies you'll want to check out.
You might like him if...
  • you want something to soothe your soul while the whiskey burns your throat
  • you want the immediacy of singesongwriter
  • you want the confessional of the universal
  • you're an outcast
You might not like him if...
  • you don't like middle-class dudes playing a "hobo" act
  • you want something to easily sing along to
  • you want something innocuous in the background
  • you want something to pump you up

Similar artists and influences

When it comes to similar artists, perhaps it's better to look at the acts that had the biggest influence on Waits. First of all, when Waits was working at a restaurant, he would jot down notes of the diners' conversations, any snippet he found interesting, anything he could use for the everyman down on his luck feeling of his music. Men and women failing at life and yet still able to provide moments of piercing insight.
Waits said in an interview that his uncle's gravelly voice intially inspired him. He also rejected the hippie movement and adhered to the Beat movement of the 50s, finding solace in Kerouac's musings. In fact, he later collaborated with William S. Burroughs on a theater piece. Randy Newman and Dr. John were big musical influences on him, and after Brennan introduced Waits to Captain Beefheart, Van Vliet's style was huge. Of course, Bob Dylan's influence loomed large for Waits, as it did for many singesongwriters in the 70s, and Waits once said that if you want to know how to write a song, listen to Merle Haggard.
Last.fm attempts to provide a list of similar artists, but this is really just a matter of opinion. I strongly disagree with some of these picks, but here are the top ones: Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Captain Beefheart, Townes Van Zandt, Lou Reed, Tim Buckley, and Van Morrison. As far as I'm concerned, this is more a list of "if you like Waits, you'll like these" than "these artists are similar to Waits". I guess for me the one in that list the most similar is Lou Reed, not only because of his style but the sometimes sordid always ramshackle content of his music.
In a 2005 interview, Waits was asked to list his top twenty albums of all time. These were his choices, and perhaps there are some clear marks of influence herein:
  1. Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Hours
  2. Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk
  3. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
  4. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
  5. Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic
  6. Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
  7. The Lounge Lizards - Lounge Lizards
  8. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
  9. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
  10. Little Richard - The Explosive Little Richard
  11. James Brown - Star Time
  12. Various Artists - Texas-Czech Bands, 1929-1959
  13. Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark
  14. Various Artists - Aria: A Passion for Opera
  15. Bill Hicks - Rant in E-Minor
  16. Various Artists - Prison Songs (Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm 1947-48), Vol 1: Murderous Home
  17. Marc Ribot - The Prosthetic Cubans
  18. Houndog - Houndog
  19. The Les Claypool Frog Brigade - Purple Onion
  20. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Delivery Man _______________________________________________

The Albums

This album list does not include bootlegs or other recordings not approved by the ever-litigious Tom Waits.
The Asylum Years (label formed in 1971 in LA, founded by David Geffen and part of the Warner Music Group).
  • Closing Time (1973). How many times have I heard this album by this point? It's like seeing the face of an old friend, getting a bit misty-eyed, and enjoying a warm hug from him. This whole album is an embrace. And he's got stories for you... all the things that happened since last you met. Waits has got an eclectic style to his storytelling, too, one you never get tired of hearing. He's just as comfortable going acoustic guitar as he is at sitting behind the piano and plinking out the blues. But Waits is at his best once he's got a few drinks in him and his music turns slowly like an inebriated carousel. Album art zip file link.
  • The Heart of Saturday Night (1974). Man, Saturday night’s a bitch. Sometimes it’s me putting on a tie, you putting on a dress, and we go out and laugh at the bloodshot moon in the burgundy sky. Other times it’s us fighting like cats and dogs, but that’s all right, I guess, since it’s raining cats and dogs, anyway. While you’re out catching your death walking, I’m so lonesome I might as well be a sailor in the middle of nowhere. Both of us stumbling into the heart of all that revelry and heartbreak. Shiver me timbers, but Saturday night can be a real bitch! Album art zip file link.
  • Nighthawks at the Diner (1975). This is a weird one. Is it technically a live album or technically a studio album? It's both. Kinda. They wanted to do a live album because that's where Waits thrived. Got him in that rare jazz mood where he can rattle off the coolest one-liners you'll ever hear. But the venues around town were "toilets" in the 70s, so they decided to just invite some people into the studio for two nights to do a live show--but they recorded it using studio equipment in a studio environment. So some people criticize this recording for being fake. Bohemian coffeehouse cool oozes from this album, Waits standing there with a drink in one hand, a cigarette in the other, as he swaggers and stumbles around the microphone, doing what he does best: lowering the temperature of the room with the coolest anecdotes around. Some real laugh-out-loud moments sprinkled here. Album art zip file link.
  • Small Change (1976). They say that’s Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), and that those are her real tits. Okay. Cassandra says it’s not her. Whom to believe? Now that that’s out of the way, how about that sour whiskey music? This album gets better with every listen. And how to listen? Just lie back on the sofa, close your eyes, and listen, which isn’t something we often do with music. But that's the treatment this one needs, especially on a cool, rainy afternoon. Small Change seems to me to be a track by track play of a piano player working at a blues bar who likes to partake of the firewater along with the customers, so by the end of Side A, he’s had one too many, and he has to blame it on the piano. Apparently this is a common occurrence, though, because he alludes to his bad liver later on. But everything will be all right, because his shift is just about to come to an end, and he’s looking forward to getting off work and going home to see his girl. The on-album persona aside, Waits did have a real-life drinking problem. Early on he joked that his only drinking problem was when he couldn't get a drink, but later in life he finally enrolled in Alcholics Anonymous. It's all fun and games until the booze threatens to destroy your life. NSFW outtake cover art.
  • Foreign Affairs (1977). First, there's the album cover. Something critics of Waits might point to and say, "See see! This is what I'm talking about. The pretension." Waits definitely was going for a cover that would represent the film noir mood of his music up to this point. But it's all an act, right? I mean, he's just some guy who grew up in a normal family in a suburban California neighborhood. Right? My rebuttal is: And? Is there no place for theater, for adopting a persona, in music? Waits deliberately lived in neighborhoods that reflected not only the poverty but the bohemian cool that pervades his music. And he's not just a singer; he's an actor, too, so he's got that theatrical sense about him. That's why his live shows use props. Bette Midler guests on this album... perhaps Waits' first misstep. Like his other albums, this one swims in drink. Funny thing about the cover, though: the woman thought she was Waits' girlfiend, but she wasn't. She was just one of the Troubador slags. Album art zip file link.
  • Blue Valentine (1978). It's Thursday night and close enough to the weekend for a drink. Besides, a little fire in your belly might shake off this damp chill. All her usual bull and excuses and best intentions are scribbled on a rain-soaked postcard in your mailbox. You take it and climb the stairs on dreams, and after your drink, you think you might fall asleep if only the sirens would start. Cover art.
  • Heartattack and Vine (1980). When you're so far gone in the liquor you think even the rain is a beverage. Anyway, it doesn't take much imagination to understand the implications of the album title, an obvious reference to Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles, the very heart of the rise of cinema and all its attendant lures into the corruption of innocence. This album is certainly more blues guitar-driven than Waits' six previous recordings, bringing with it even sexier grit (that seems to be obsessed with prostitutes). Like pretty much all his other music, these songs are snapshots into the lives of seedy people who live in the quiet, dark, lonely hours between the closing of the bar and the opening of the circus. This is the final Asylum record, and Waits was contractually-obligated to write it since he owed the label seven albums. You might know Springsteen's cover of Waits' "Jersey Girl"... and I can't help but wonder if the "sha la la la la la las" are indicative of Waits' fatigue with his label. Album art zip file link.
Film Scores (I'm just going to knock them both out here, out of chronological order, since they're not initially connected to any of the label eras.)
  • One From the Heart (1982). Coppola lured Waits back to LA, taking him away from his newfound love for the NYC creative atmosphere, to write a soundtrack in the vein of Waits' earlier stuff, a sound the singer was trying to break away from. I like to think it was fate that brought him back to the West Coast, because if he'd not torn himself away from NYC, he never would've met his future wife (who worked in the film studio), and the latter part of his discography probably wouldn't have been as wonderful as it is. The beauty of that alone is, in my mind, worth the making of this overwrought, schmaltzy album. I'm sure Crystal Gayle is a fine singer, but her energy just doesn't work when mixed with Waits. There's just something about duets like this that drives me crazy. Like, the back and forth is just so cheesy? Don't think of this as a Waits album; it's a collaboration and as much a Gayle album, which, in my book, is a hard pass. This album is sanitized Tom Waits. Album art zip file link.
  • Night on Earth (1991). I feel that if people didn't realize this was a Waits album, they'd rate it higher. People bring baggage into a Waits listening experience, and if the expectations aren't met, well, there's bound to be some disappointment. First of all, Waits' voice is conspicuously absent througuhout most of this soundtrack, as the artist decided--unlike with One From the Heart--to focus on instrumentals. Thus this recording lacks the full Waits experience fans grew to love, providing more of an overall noir-jazz soundtrack feel than having anything specifically to do with the voice of the broken-down, boozing loner our itching ears want to hear. Album art zip file link.
The Island Years (label formed in 1959 in Jamaica [moved to London three years later], became part of the PolyGram group)
  • Swordfishtrombones (1983). Take an unshaven shuffle through the neon rain, with nothing but a pack of dirty playing cards and a lonely heart. Follow the slow parade drumming down some empty town street, remembering all the dirty details of the neighborhood. Dip into the desert a couple times while you’re at it and take in the snapshots of tragic lives, and if you’re thirsty, drink water from a swordfishtrombone. What the hell is it anyway, and is the water any good? Count the number of parties playing in the heads of people you pass every damn day. In Waits' real life, this is his big artistic break from the past, both creatively and professionally. He'd completed his Asylum contract, and this was as good a time as any to move away not only from his producer but his (swindling) manager. Waits and his wife took over managerial responsibilities themselves, and they seem to have done a better job with that side of the business as well. Brennan--his wife--also brings her influences to bear, including giants like Captain Beefheart. Asylum rejected this record, as it was a departure from his previous sound, so Waits took up Island's offer to release it. Album art zip file link.
  • Rain Dogs (1985). Take every undesirable yet attractive thing you read in a dime-store pulp novel and throw it into a pot stirred by an unshaven vagabond, and you get this bourbon-soaked album. Mad hatters and beat poets doing the polka on this postcard mailed from desolation row. Album art zip file link.
  • Franks Wild Years (1987). You’re a lonely, heartbroken truck driver going down a dark highway to drop off a load at an amusement park, but the park is abandoned with all the lights on and the rides operating. So you go wild, dragging your heels across the cracked pavement, looking up at the stars and growing ever more dizzy watching them wheel through their orbits. And the narrative of this album plays like a movie in his mind. Album art zip file link.
  • Big Time (1988). The recordings here were taken from two shows Waits did on separate days in November of 1987. Unlike Nighthawks, however, this is a true live album, part of the overall Franks Wild Years tour, not something contrived for a studio audience. Though Waits never goes full Bowie when it comes to on-stage roleplaying, the singer did adopt for a short time a kind of alter ego in Frank, referencing how he torched his house (in that short, spoken word track) before taking off for the big time. In keeping with the theatricality of the Frank concept, several dramatic audio effects were added in post-production, not only audience applause but also snapping fingers, boot stomping, train whistles, gunshots, and whatnot. Disregarding the post-production shenanigans, though, I find it interesting how some of these songs are re-imagined in a live setting. Waits was fascinated by the idea of the street preacher, and some of that comes out here. Can I get an "amen"?! Album art zip file link.
  • Bone Machine (1992). This album opens sounding like a bone machine, as if the percussion is being pounded out on the bones of people, the earth screaming like a mother forced to swallow her own increase, her children unable to escape the devouring dirt because we're all chained to her--all because one brother slew another, and the dust cried out for vengeance. Yet this is our home. For all its ugliness, it's beautiful. For all its grit and grime, it's smooth and clean. If you think of Earth as a hotel, you're gonna wanna complain to the manager. But if you think of Earth as a prison, it's pretty damn nice. This album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, and when Waits found out, he said to his friend, the filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, "Alternative to what?" Good question, Tom. Waits' wife co-wrote half the songs on this album, demonstrating Brennan's growing influence in the creative evolution of her husband. Album art zip file link.
  • Bone Machine: The Operator's Manual (1992). This is a long CMJ radio network interview with Tom Waits, featuring tracks from the album of the same name. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. This isn't an album, just an interview in which Waits explains what the album is about and the process of its creation and production. He says the albums started with the title, so in that sense, this is a concept. He wanted songs that would fit the title "Bone Machine", so songs that evoke a sense of horror, songs about the inevitability of death, since it is a fact that we all die screaming. And not only us, but everything. The earth first, and eventually the universe. There's no escape. One thing I love about this interview is how he describes songs like they're entities: he describes the creative process in such beautiful metaphorical terms, like when he talks about how a song is "sick", meaning a song isn't working in a certain context or a song is unfinished... it's "sick", and Waits, as a kind of doctor, has to diagnose the song's sickness and help it get better. He also talks about the listener's relationship to songs, saying that an individual song is like a bar of soap. You can hold it in your hand, and sometimes your relationship with the song lasts only as long as a bar of soap, and once it's gone, you move on to the next song. He discusses how his performance aesthetic is changing, too, going from a guy who sat at a piano to a more physical, animal show and how it's connected to the spirit of music that, in some ways, can work as a poltergeist. Perhaps this is connected to Waits getting older and getting angrier, which is why he thinks his percussion has improved. Because he gets to hit shit with more gusto. Waits mentions religion so many times in this interview, which I find interesting, as he's getting it from both his wife and his mother, and that influence finds its way onto the album in frightening clarity. Album art zip file link.
  • The Black Rider (1993). In some ways, this is like a lot of Waits' other work, but in other ways, it's completely different. It's got all his grit, of course, but as far as I know Waits doesn't have another operatic concept album like this. (He has the "Franks Wild Years" show, but it was never made into a concept album.) Also, this is the only time he strikes me as creepy (not throughout, just in spots). This album isn't as highly regarded as his giant albums, but I think it's worth anyone's time to give it a close listen. It'll make you wince until it goes down smooth and you're craving more. Basically, this is the creative result of a theatrical collaboration Waits had with a stage director and the famous Beat generation writer William S. Burroughs. This opera is a retelling of the German "Freischütz" myth, about a gunslinger who makes a deal with the Devil for a number of magic bullets that unerringly hit their targets. All but one. In a classic Faustian twist, there's one bullet that's under control of the Devil. In this story, a mild-mannered clerk makes the deal to win the hand of a huntsman's daughter. He must prove his worth as a hunter, and with the magic bullets he does, but on his wedding day, the final bullet under Satan's control kills the clerk's young bride. And in a Greek tragedy parallel, the clerk, like Orpheus in his inconsolable grief, disappears from society. Orpheus is driven to wandering and drink, and in the end he is torn apart by Dionysus' maenads. The clerk joins Satan's carnival, losing his heart, soul, and mind to the infernal pleasures of the circus. This work first appeared as a play in 1990 in Hamburg before being arranged into a concept album. Album art zip file link.
The Anti- Years (founded in 1999 in LA, a sub-label of the punk Epitaph, whose ethic is to treat artists like business partners, not slaves, a stance that clearly appealed to Waits)
  • Mule Variations (1999). Whenever I start a Waits album and try to write some of my thoughts down, I find it difficult to say much because I feel like I lack perspective. When you five-star pretty much an entire discography, you realize you're just a fanboy and therefore aren't sure you have anything useful to say. Here Waits is gritty once again, but it's like he's a hobo singing in some dirty alleyway, singing through a metal can, using whatever he's got within reach for percussion. (A connection to the bone machine?) This music sticks to me like hot summer, sticking to me like unshakable memory. Like most Waits albums, this one, too, is a cathartic experience, but unlike other Waits' recordings thus far, this one is "surrural", meaning the themes are about rural American life, but since they're stories told by Waits, they going to be a bit surreal, aren't they? Waits won a Folk Grammy for this one, having drawn heavily on blues field recordings as the main influence. Yeah, shows that the Grammys don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. Album art zip file link.
  • Alice (2002). Is there a greater opening track on any album ever, a truer poetic strike to the eyes that'll make you weep through the rest of the 48-minute journey? This entire album is wrapped in madness and death--is the narrator actually singing from beyond the grave (from beyond the rabbit hole)? Nothing creepier than a violin accompanying your soul on its descent into Hell, driven by suicide. Don't worry, though. They've got a jazz bar down there where you, being disembodied, will fit right in. Listen to the champagne laughs, gaze upon the strangled ebony curls, and know what it was once to be alive. This record's got history that goes beyond the mere studio production. Most of these songs were written for Waits' play, Alice, that he wrote with the same theater director who collaborated with him on The Black Rider. The stage Alice debuted in 1992, ten years before this album. So in a sense this album is more rooted in Waits' Island years, the little sister to Bone Machine and The Black Rider. Cover art.
  • Blood Money (2002). This album has one of my favorite Waits’ songs: “God’s Away on Business”. And if you’ve not seen the Cookie Monster fan video for this, do yourself a favor. I would kill to see one of these dark cabarets live, this one, incidentally, being songs from the Waits/Brennan theater piece, Woyzeck. I’d wear a cravat and a top hat to the affair. I’d put on eyeliner. One last thing: can anyone sing a lullaby like Tom Waits? He can tuck me in anytime he wants and tell me stories about how miserable everything and everyone is. Album art zip file link.
  • Real Gone (2004). Do you hear a keyboard (piano) anywhere on this album? Maybe I missed it somewhere, but I'm not hearing one. (Okay, I hear some now, but it's barely used.) This is all guitars, and percussion. Sounds like he's flirting with some of those popular indie rock sounds that swirled around the beginning of the century, yet this is typical Waits experimentation, so he makes whatever he's doing his own, transforming it through his dark meditations on sin. Brennan's influences are so strong here that she's basically become a co-songwriter at this point. Here, at the end of his career, the 70s Waits is finally, at last, dead. Some sinister, black ghost has risen in his place, grinning shamelessly. Though this is Waits' only studio album I don't gush over, I understand a little better what he was talking about in one of his interviews: about how he feels angrier as he ages, and how percussion sounds better because of it. If you follow the mule from Mule Variations, it'll lead you into the barn of Real Gone. And if you follow the mule, don't complain when you get dirty. Album art zip file link.
  • Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006). Imagine Waits being your dad and having him tell you a bedtime story where you're all alone on the planet, the moon is a piece of rotten wood, and the Earth is an overturned piss pot. Imagine Waits being your zoology professor, revealing the brutality and grittiness of slavery and copulation at all levels of the animal kingdom, including you and your neighbors. Imagine Waits doing an album of nothing but Child ballads...oh man, I'm gonna send him a letter! (Seriously, whom do I write for Waits to see this idea?) This is not some kind of greatest hits compilation. Quite the opposite: it's got rarities and unreleased tracks, those orphaned songs that "fell behind the stove while making dinner". You ever clean out the gunk that falls behind the stove? It's greasy, grimy, and probably full of flavor if you could just be brave enough to try it. Them. Not "it". Though these were released together as a three-disc set, they were consciously separated along lines of influence and style. Brawlers explores the blues and consequently rock, Bawlers sees Waits diving into heart-wrenching ballads, and Bastards focuses more on his megaphone-toting, carnivalesque experimentation. Waits excels at all three, of course, but you can pick what to listen to based on your mood or interest. Album art zip file link.
  • Glitter and Doom Live (2009). Ol' Tom was an indefatigable pursuer of miscreants in the music, film, TV, and commercial industries, and after having successfully sued, like, four major corporations/outlets for using his songs without permission, Waits developed quite the reputation as someone not to be fucked with. He would hunt your ass down if you tried any funny business. Same went for this tour. He had his people require ticket holders to produce valid ID at the entrance to the show, and if the name didn't match the ticket, the concert-goers were denied entry. This was a massive "fuck you" to scalpers. Surely with Tom's litigious history and his tireless pursuit of integrity, the touts should've known better. I'm glad Waits did one last tour at the end of his career so we can hear him revisit his classics across all his albums. Not only the songs but the spoken-word anecdotal parts are snippets taken from ten different shows during the tour. So when you get to disc 2, don't think that Tom just stood there telling stories for 35 minutes straight. Album art zip file link.
  • Bad as Me (2011). All aboard Waits’ latest (last) studio album! The man is a national treasure, that’s all there is to it. He succeeds at pretty much everything he tries, even here in his 60s, still kicking ass like he did at the beginning of his career, because he based his style on a timeless cool. As always, he’s sometimes smooth as hell, other times wacky and not giving a single fuck. I wonder if this album will end up being the last leaf on his tree. I feel like there's a little bit of everything from Waits' career on this album, from the gypsy rusty-accordion sounds to the growling mud-wrestling vocals to the lonely heartbroken crooning to the feeling of spinning around in circles while staring up into the night sky of a pitiless universe where you then fall down drunk not on wine but on the inevitability of death. Album art zip file link.
Once upon a time there was a man who saw the world from the gutter and walked a mile in the tattered shoes of the hopeless. Once upon a time he kissed the world, and it made us cry. For auld lang syne.
Sources:
RYM
Wikipedia
The Guardian
Last.fm
The Tom Waits Library
All Music
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2020.09.24 03:48 Bluntbitchforever199 Listening to a narration where a girl visited Thailand and thought it was a great idea to try and pet some wild dogs.

I swear to God, dog worship culture has made people so fucking stupid.
There's a Youtube channel I love listening to and in the second story he was narrating, it went like this:
Girl opens up gushing about how doggos are the gudest boys ever and she just loves them (typical idiot dogspeak).
She visited Thailand and while there, came across a pack of stray dogs. She said she squealed with delight and ran over because PuPpErS and wanted to take a fucking selfie.
Surprise, surprise, the dogs are aggressive and start growling and stalking her. This idiot actually said, "I was so shocked that such good boys and girls could be so aggressive".
Because she wasn't willing to hit the dogs in self defense, the dogs ended up chasing her and biting her pretty severely. She got the attention of a local and he proceeded to beat the dogs which got them to leave. Despite this guy saving her, she described his beating as "brutal". I get it, nobody wants to hurt an amimal but fucking a, where was her sense of self preservation?
She was lucky enough to not contract anything.
How. Fucking. STUPID. Can. You. Be.
This is why American tourists come across as such morons. Hell, I haven't traveled outside of the country but I'm well aware of stray dog populations in other countries and how problematic they can be. And in a lot of other countries, dogs aren't worshiped quite as much. They're often used to guard properties.
But that aside, how can a person be that incredibly dense? I'm so sick of people describing dogs as "good" or "bad". Dogs are amoral. They don't know right from wrong. Dogs can, however, be dangerous. And how this dumbass didn't perceive a pack of wild dogs to be dangerous mystfies me.
Dog worship culture is just ridiculous.
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2020.09.24 02:35 500scnds [Table] I’ve had a 71-year career in nuclear energy and have seen many setbacks but believe strongly that nuclear power can provide a clean, reliable, and relatively inexpensive source of energy to the world. AMA

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Can nuclear energy power cars and trucks? What’s your thoughts on that? And what do you think, how many years it takes roughly estimating if you it’s possible? Oh, ok. That's a good question! The answer is yes, but they do it by creating the energy in central stations and using it to charge batteries.
There is no question that electricity can drive vehicles. We already know that, we're doing it. It's the source! An electric-transported vehicle, broadly speaking, depends on the source! If you get the electricity from a gasoline engine that's mounted in the car, ultimately the energy is based upon gasoline. If you operate a car with a plug-in that allows you to go two or three hundred miles… it's the source of that electricity!
In DC we have 2 or 3 nuclear power plants that produce maybe 30% of the electricity. People that plug in their electric car are taking electricity from the grid and 30% of that in the DC area is nuclear.
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We have nuclear submarines, why do you think nuclear never caught on with the shipping industry? It seems like a lot of global emissions could be eliminated if we had nuclear shipping vessels. All of our aircraft carriers (which are surface ships) are nuclear powered. There was an attempt 50 year ago or so to establish a commercial surface ship with nuclear power, I think it was called the Savannah, which did a world tour. That particular ship showed off what could be done. But in terms of commercial applications, it never has become important in the US and throughout the world.
The surface ships (other than military ships) that do use nuclear power are very specialized. The nuclear-powered icebreakers of the Russian fleet, that’s a very specialized activity, and nuclear power is particularly useful there, because it can operate for a very long time without refueling.
I don’t know all the reasons why it hasn’t caught on in other surface shipping. It simply has not grown even though it’s technically feasible. That ultimately involves investment decisions by shipbuilders who persist in older technology using, in most cases, oil. So I’m as puzzled as you, and can’t give a logical answer.
With construction costs for large scale plants becoming prohibitive (at least in the U.S.), are small modular reactors the future of nuclear? Interesting question.
There is a large nuclear power plant being built today in spite of the so-called incredibly high prices (and I’m talking about in America). So I’m not convinced that it is priced out of reach.
Small reactors still have a higher cost per kilowatt hour. They are a more expensive source of energy than large reactors. However they have one virtue which really attracts people: They can be built in increments and get online sooner. Big reactors can get delayed and delayed and the whole time you’re paying ongoing construction costs. There’s no question that being able to get online and get some income while doing increments, that is an advantage. In the long run that may turn out to be an overwhelming advantage that gives small-scale reactors a better bet.
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What I've seen as a genuine advantage is the possibility of mass manufacturing these small reactors and delivering them pre-assembled to a prepared construction site on the back of a truck. Do you think that will help SMR's outcompete larger designs which must be assembled on site? Well, we have yet to build even one SMR (small module reactor). It's a vision for the future. Technically it's doable. But at the moment, economically, it's not a strong argument because the factories don't exist.
In the long run, it's an attractive concept. Any system where you create a design, where that specific design has been judged to be safe, and then reproduce the same design over and over, has big advantages.
Incidentally this is one of the attractive things about France's nuclear program. They have multiple nuclear power sites that all have basically the same design.
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Could small scale reactors become a better option if certain technology was improved? Is it a matter of time or is there some limit imposed by physics/chemistry? There's no limit that I know of imposed by physics, chemistry, or hydrodynamics.
It certainly can be improved, and there are interesting concept being discussed in terms of removal. There's a design involving a boiling fluid which would be transported some distance away for cooling, so you spread out the area in which the heat is being absorbed into the surrounding rock.
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Are you referring to Plant Vogel? If so it’s almost been shuttered so many times I’m surprised they’ve kept the project going! What are your thoughts on the project? Do you think it’s worth it to keep the project going? Yes, I was referring to plant Vogel. And you're right, it has been up and down, and I was surprised to learn that it was continuing. I hope that it will be completed, because last I heard it was in the final stages. That could be several years to completion. But many of the major components have finally been installed, and the final containment vessel has apparently been closed. So it's near completion, and I hope it is completed.
If it were put in a sort of cold storage, incomplete state, completing it in the future is much more difficult, because many things you need are no longer available. So if it's to be completed, it should be done with some continuity.
But it established a very bad reputation for being much longer than originally designed, and much more expensive. And that reputation has certainly handicapped future large plants. It becomes an even larger argument in favor of small plants that are being touted now.
In your opinion which country is leading the charge in nuclear energy and which country do you think will pull ahead in the future? The answer for both of these is China. China is definitely leading the charge at the moment -- they are leading the commitments to design, build, and operate reactors. And I see no slackening of interest in that country for continued expansion.
When my wife and I were there last, the air pollution problem in Shanghai was serious. And ultimately I think what China realizes is the sooner they can expand their nuclear power, the better the environment will be, especially in the larger cities.
Obviously their economy is growing rapidly, and any growing economy requires a growth in electrical energy. Most of China's power currently comes from coal, but nuclear can step in and take some of that burden.
How was the design of nuclear reactors changed through the years? Do you think it will ever be safe to use nuclear power where you might get an earthquake? Improved reactor containment is the most important change that has come about. Very, very good design of reactor containment systems, due to excellent independent analyses of the safety systems. I'm very impressed with the great care the Nuclear Regulatory Commission puts into making nuclear operations more broadly safe (whether it’s nuclear medicine, storing fuel safely, reviewing long-term safety of waste disposal, etc.).
These containment practices include the analysis associated with an earthquake. There was a devastating earthquake on the western shore of Japan that caused the shutdown of many reactors. And those reactors were safely shut down.
This was a good demonstration of the fact that if you design for such an occurrence, you can survive it.
Theoretically, how small do you imagine reactors could become? Well, there's some effort now to develop what is called a microreactor. It's principally for defense use, for locations that might require a power source that can operate several years without having to rely on external supplies like a power grid or flying in diesel fuel. That's under study at Idaho National Laboratory.
But what most intrigues me is the idea that you could provide power in a location and then remove it. There are plenty of places, particularly in Africa, that do not have electricity. It could be supplied nicely in a concept of a transportable system, but we’re looking at decades [for this to be developed].
In your opinion, what are the biggest downsides of nuclear energy? As a layperson I know it costs a ton, but what else? Costs a ton! Haha.
Until we actually demonstrate the will — and I won’t say what kind of will, I just mean the actual backbone — to actually dispose permanently (for the next thousand years) the nuclear waste in the country (we now have in excess of 70,000, probably 80,000 tons of spent/used fuel) — it’s the biggest drawback.
Until we have a functioning disposal system it’s going to continue to be a negative for nuclear power in America. Quite frankly the Yucca Mountain project was killed because of lack of political strength. It was said to be safe by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and yet at this point we have put off solving that problem.
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Thank you for answering! Regarding the waste problem, how viable is recycling? Recycling is, in the long run, a very interesting and attractive approach. It does *not* eliminate the waste — it concentrates it. It separates the fuel that remains in the waste from the fission products, mostly which simply need to be disposed of safely. But the recycling is something I’ve been interested in for decades. Ultimately, it allows virtually all of the uranium to be used (both U-235, and U-238).
Right now there are economic issues. In order to recycle economically you need to do it at a very large scale. France and Russia actually each have a plant that does at least one round of recycling. India has an experimental program around this. China is leading the pack in terms of future plans. The US does not currently do any recycling.
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I'm generally curious. Can't we package the waste and launch that shit off into space to never return? Having the nuclear waste in outer space is safe. But getting it into space is dangerous (for example if the rocket explodes). From a safety standpoint it is much more predictable to use deep geologic disposal.
Sending it into space is also expensive. The energy required to put it into space is close to, or more than, the original power generated by the waste!
Where do you see the future of nuclear energy going? It’s hard to tell. For example Germany has decided to abandon nuclear power even though they were one of the early adopters. But there are other countries — my favorite example is China — China thinks that nuclear power is going to be very important for them for a long time. They’re building more reactors than any other country in the world. And I think they’re building safe systems. Some parts of the world have essentially made a commitment that it’ll be an important part of their energy for a long time.
At the moment 75% of all power in France is nuclear. It’s an unusual situation. They don’t have as many reactors as the US but they decided decades ago to make that their primary source of energy. But it’s interesting that they’re shutting down old reactors, and have a commitment to REDUCE their dependence on nuclear power to 50%, whether it’s hydro or coal or natural gas. I don’t think they’re going to save money, and it doesn’t necessarily improve the environment, but much of their constituency feels 75% is just too high of an amount.
Do you have an solutions for nuclear waste? Yes, I worked for 16 years on the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada, which I’m convinced is a safe location to dispose of nuclear waste.
At the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) we did a site study and identified Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a site for nuclear waste disposal. This was right next to a nuclear test site where 900 nuclear tests had been done with no containment. So a well-contained waste disposal site should have been very safe.
Our research included a performance assessment showing it would handle waste safely for at least 50,000 years. Not only should that should be perfectly safe, but as a backup there could be test wells in the nearby land to monitor the aquifer (1000 feet below the repository site anyway) that would detect if there was any radioactivity present in the aquifer, and if it *were* detected, that could be removed using ion exchange.
But the most important thing about this site, from a long-term perspective, is that the aquifer drained into Death Valley. It didn’t drain into the Colorado River or any other water source that would cause any problems 100,000 years from now.
What happens to a nuclear plant in the event of no humans to maintain it? Would it meltdown and leak radiation like Chernobyl? When humans are gone will nuclear plants have long term, adverse effects on wildlife? In my judgment, no. But that requires some advance work. You have to plan for the cooling process to be done without humans.
Right now the plants we design do require maintenance after shutdown. But we do have plants, for example one I visited in Dresden, which have been shutdown and are safe, with no additional work required to keep them from melting. They still have guards to prevent anyone from tampering with it, but do not otherwise require additional maintenance.
Also, this is important! 1.8 billion years ago there was a natural nuclear reactor that operated in what is now the country of Gabon in Western Africa. It operated for hundreds of thousands of years, shut down itself, produced a ton of plutonium, and life has since done pretty well!
Are you one of those liquid thorium salt reactor guys? I am not a guy associated with any particular reactor design but I happen to know a little bit about liquid thorium. A long time ago, when I was at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, there was an effort to develop a molten salt reactor. A long time ago! I left there in 1972.
In these experimental efforts, the reactor actually operated successfully, and it actually involved thorium. But there are many problems to be solved, and it did not prove a commercial feasibility, and there is a lot of work to do improving materials of construction that will withstand the environment, and long-term stabilizing of the system. It’s a longer shot than other approaches, but is still feasible.
Did you considering leaving the field after Chernobyl, three mile island or fukushima? No, no! What I felt was chagrin and unhappiness that the design features of those reactors contributed to the accidents. For example, in the case of Fukushima, it saddened me that they lost their auxiliary power, when if they had put their auxiliary power up on a hill behind the plant, with simple wire connections, the disaster would have been prevented. But it was located in the basement, and there was a flood.
Japan now has an independent safety review organization, and have 50 shut down reactors that are very very slowly being put back online.
In the US, in 1975 it was decided the Atomic Energy Commission should NOT be both the developer and reviewer of nuclear power plants. And as a result, since then, there have been no deaths of any Americans as a result of our nuclear power grid. That includes all the power that has been generated on submarines and aircraft carriers.
I am 62 and am thinking of retiring later than my cohorts because retirement doesn't look all that interesting. I work in a newer field and know that opportunities will continue to present themselves for many years to come. What has helped you to continue and flourish both physically and mentally in a world that sometimes sees older people as bothersome as opposed to wise? Edit: should not matter but female, business continuity and resilience. I can only speak from experience. I found working increasingly interesting with age. New opportunities and new interesting topics kept emerging. Since the federal government, at least, has a policy of not discriminating on the basis of age, I elected to continue, and I was glad I did. Right up to my 92nd birthday, I was still enjoying going to work and working with others on new and interesting subject matter.
If this present work-from-home would continue indefinitely, I'm not sure I'd be quite as enthusiastic. Because it was the physical interaction with people of all ages and the sharing of their ideas that continued to make it so interesting and exciting.
So I'm hoping that that type of physical interaction will re-emerge, perhaps after the vaccine, and we can go back to things which I found most interesting, namely technical interaction with individuals and groups on a personal basis.
What were the obstacles you faced when Chernobyl happened? Also, were your own beliefs affected by Chernobyl? I was personally not impacted professionally. I was saddened because a preventable accident, and that particular reactor didn't have the kind of containment that *all* of our nuclear power plants have in the US (and that's true of almost everywhere, including Russia now).
What's the dumbest reason you've seen someone give for why we shouldn't go nuclear? Bonus points if it's not the standard mutants/wasteland/cancer shtick The argument that we don’t have a way of disposing of the waste.
People use the argument that we don’t have a good way of waste disposal to say “don’t go down that pathway.” But we do! It is being done today in Finland, and it is being done under conditions that are similar to ours.
It's an opinion and there are going to be other opinions. But that's mine.
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I'm curious about this, can you elaborate of the good way being used currently? I was in the impression that we were always stuck with useless waste for 100's of years, but I might just be uneducated, would love to know where I'm wrong. OK. In Finland, they're about to start deep geologic disposal. The question of "is deep geologic disposal safe?" has been argued for generations. The consensus of the scientific community is that it is safe. I talked more in another answer here about some of the safety details of that approach.
In the US there is a good deal of power in the hands of the states. So there's a question of whether you can do something safely in America, where there might be a national commitment but the states might be resistant, even to transport waste to the site. But that issue does not exist in Finland. They do not have provinces which have almost veto power (which is what really happened in Nevada, with the Yucca Mountain project I talked about in the link above).
Also, suppose a baby is born, and for their whole lifetime the only power they use is nuclear. It turns out the amount of nuclear waste they would generate over their entire lifetime is just two Coca-Cola cans! So the question is, can you safely dispose of something like that? The answer is, yes, with deep geologic disposal.
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There are very few sites that have the right conditions. In Germany we tried multiple salt mines as long-term storage, but there were always problems with water entering them. Another problem is geological activity. How will all countries be able to keep their nuclear waste safe for thousands of years? That's a very difficult question, particularly in cases of small countries with a limited amount of nuclear energy. The basic concept that every country with nuclear power needs to solve the disposal problem within its boundaries has led to a lot of interesting discussion that I've been involved in, such as regional repositories, in which a group of countries work together to select the best location within the group, so that the geology is the most favorable.
That's certainly a possible approach. It's not ever gone very far beyond the discussion level, but it has been discussed as a way of addressing the central issue, which is that it's very good to take advantage of favorable geology, but not all countries have it.
The other interesting concept is one where a country sells nuclear power plants to another, on the basis of accepting the waste as a part of that. That's offered commercially today, in the sense that there are recent examples of that being successfully negotiated. In that case, the country doing the successful export of both reactor and fuel has decided in advance they have the proper geology and can handle the waste.
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We know that coal power plants also produce radioactive waste. Can you comment on how a coal-powered life compares (in volume of radioactive waste produced) to a nuclear-powered life? In the normal operation of coal-fired plants, there is gaseous and liquid release which contain radioactive material simply because of the tradition associated with how those plants are designed and operated. There wasn't much attention paid to the fact that radioactivity was being released.
But it surprised many people to learn that nuclear and coal plants, when compared in terms of radioactivity being released, coal plants are much worse sources than nuclear. That's a quantitative fact.
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I think part of the problem is that people don't trust companies to dispose of the waste safely even if it is possible as most companies will cut corners to turn a profit as long as they know they wont get caught or if they do the fine will be less than the cost of safe disposal. So what would you change to ensure that companies do do the right thing in respects to disposal and safety? In the US, I would require that they get approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before they dispose of the waste. And I would require that nuclear waste be *routinely checked* by an independent organization.
And this exists today! Nobody handles nuclear waste today independently (and we have a lot -- we have 70,000 or 80,000 tons). The handling is all checked by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for whom I have a great deal of respect. And they not only *check* things, if there are errors, the companies pay for it!
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I am actually a fan of Nuclear energy, but to say fears over waste is the dumbest reason for opposing it makes absolutely no sense to me, it's the most valid. You say yourself in another answer one thing holding back nuclear energy is cost of disposal. While energy companies are driven by profit margins I don't see how you can be so full of faith that it's not a reason for concern. Just because a clean safe way to dispose it is possible, doesn't mean that is the way it will be done. In America we have over $30 billion in a nuclear waste fund to cover the cost of disposal. Companies must contribute $.001 per KWh of nuclear waste fund. That was built into the original law in 1982.
This is done in many other countries the same way. So the cost of disposal has been, in essence, figured into the system from the start. It is not what has stopped disposal in America. It's not a cost issue, but it is very much an issue of will, of resolve, of going ahead and doing what many people believe to be a very logical and safe way of handling the waste.
My original response still stands -- to say we don't know how to handle the waste, and use that as an argument against nuclear power, is in my judgment, silly. It's not a valid argument. But cost is not the issue.
Once the government decided to drop the work on the Yucca Mountain project around 2012, the nuclear power plant owners in America went to court and got a decision that let them stop putting money into the nuclear waste fund. So that provision is not currently being exercised.
Not just that, but the additional cost of [on-site] storage at site is being charged to the taxpayer. We're actually paying close to half a billion dollars per year out of our regular revenues from tax back to the utility companies to cover the cost of on-site storage. It's a terrible situation. We've lost the income to the waste fund, which pays for disposal, and we're paying extra because of the lack of will. It's not a pretty story but it's what's actually going on.
Most people I encounter are extremely antagonistic or terrified of nuclear power. What do you think can be done to improve public understanding and acceptance of it? I suppose in the long run it would help if the education system we had treated nuclear power in an objective manner. I think it'd be nice if even if the grade school or high school level there was better information available to allow people to understand what's involved in the generation of the power, what the safety issues are, and how to treat them as you do anything else.
Every bit of engineering we do in the country, in any field, involves an understanding of the hazards and a way to address them. It's possible to do that with nuclear.
It seems like the biggest obstacle to widespread nuclear power adoption is the public image after accidents, and we seemed to be doing better for a long stretch since Three Mike Island and Chernobyl… until Fukushima Daiichi. What needs to happen to reactor design or engineering to assure the public that nuclear power is safe, or is it really a matter of PR? What about issues surrounding spent fuel isolation and WIPP? I don't know what WIPP is. Regarding the engineering, current designs in America, France, and China are good, safe design. Take Three Mile Island. There was no significant release of radioactivity, and no one was hurt. It's because it was a good containment system.
The current design of reactors, which is *different* from Chernobyl, and *different* from Fukushima, is safe! I don't want to get involved in public relations issues, but I'm just telling you what the facts are today.
In my country, Italy, we chose to ban nuclear energy with a referendum, just after the Chernobyl disaster. Do you think energy, given the state of the world, should be managed by an entity that supersede governments and politics? Thank you. laughter Do I think that countries shouldn't be allowed to make a political decision like that? Of course not! That's a potato I would never pick up.
Some countries will make this decision and that's fine. That's a national decision. It's their decision to make.
How proud are your daughter and son-in-law of you as they do an AMA with you? (Daughter and son-in-law here) Very proud :)
What do you do with the nuclear waste? Can you dispose of it in a safe way? Yes. There's a technique called deep geologic disposal. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna has for years had seminars talking about safe disposal, and the consensus on those evaluations is that the best way to handle long term disposal of nuclear waste is in deep geologic disposal.
This means putting nuclear waste in a long-lasting metal container with a very, very long life expectancy and placing that container deep underground. It is then backfilled (re-covered with the material that was originally there).
I talked more about safe nuclear waste disposal here.
What can we (non-experts) say in a normal conversation without complicated language to persuade other non-experts that nuclear power isn't as dangerous or scary as its made out to be in media? Basically hoping for an explain like I'm 5 for considering nuclear as an option for world energy. Nuclear energy basically produces heat. No smoke. It boils water. The steam from the boiling water operates turbines. That technology is simple. It's been used for a lot longer than nuclear power. We've also learned how to design containers that keep all the nuclear material in it.
You put in water, and all that comes out is steam.
After highschool I am going into the Navy for the Naval Nuclear Engineering program. Do you have any tips for someone going into this field? There are nuclear power plants in our country that would love to have someone that comes out of the nuclear Navy as a staff member.
My advice is, take the opportunity, learn as much as you can, and look forward to the good possibility that you will be offered civilian employment in the nuclear industry as a result. Keep learning as much as possible about the current status of nuclear learning, and improve it if you can.
Do you think we could do fusion energy within the next 100 years or is it probably going to stay within the realm of science fiction? Fusion energy… it's famous for being always 20 years away.
A lot will depend on the success of the current project in France. We're going to learn an awful lot about long-term feasibility. I'm not enough of an expert to be able to really project. My interest and knowledge is fission, not fusion.
But I'm as interested as anybody in trying to be optimistic. It's a hoped-for technology. But it's obviously a difficult technology or it wouldn't be so slow coming. At 1958, at the second Conference on the Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy in Geneva, which I attended, the main feature was fusion energy, and there was overoptimism.
Why can’t wind and hydro work better than nuclear? In America, interestingly enough, hydro power is not a growth industry, and there are many cases where dams which have been used to produce power in the past have actually been removed in order to recreate wild rivers (rivers without the negative impacts of dams, in order to allow the original specsi to come back.)
And of course the major problem with wind is often the wind doesn't below. So it's not a reliable energy source. The same thing applies to solar -- the sun doesn't always shine.
But there are ways in which nuclear and other renewable energy technologies can work together, and that's increasingly the case. There are plenty of places in America where utility companies take advantage of the plusses of the various technologies that they have available to them and blend them together nicely. So it doesn't have to be an either-or.
Hi jhogan, thanks for your AMA and i fear i am late to the party, but.. how do you see the problem with nuclear reactors and higher cancer rates for people living near them? In Germany we have consistent higher cancer rates of peoples and villages living around nuclear reactors. what would be your proposal solving that? i really hope i get an answer :) because i think nuclear energy is still important, though green energy is also. but without nuclear energy we also loose so much knowledge. Let me just say that that statistic is not available to me, I haven't seen or heard it before. I can say that there is no comparable statistic in the US.
It would imply, though, that radiation levels around nuclear power plants are meaningfully higher than surrounding natural radiation, and that is not true in America.
I find the question difficult to answer because I am not aware of the phenomenon itself in Germany, and I am also convinced that it is not the case in the US.
Hello sir, thank you for doing an AMA about nuclear energy! Last month, a battery company named NDB published a concept for nano-diamond batteries that utilize leftover radioactive material from nuclear reactors to generate electrical energy. Do you think its possible that these batteries could be a long-term energy solution if successfully developed? I've read the news report. I've read no technical details on the subject. I'm skeptical… batteries based upon radioactive materials haven't been, broadly speaking, developed in any meaningful way that I know of. I'd need to know a lot more than what's in the news report. The news reports just say it's been developed but it's not available.
Until someone publishes a paper in which the details and source of energy are described in a meaningful way, it's nothing more right now than an advertising claim.
How many times has someone told you, "it's pronounced nucular"? laughter
President Eisenhower, who invited the "Atoms for Peace" program said "nucular". It's a very common mispronunciation.
What is your favorite Italian dish? (laughter)
[Facilitator comment: he's really thinking about this, and discussing with his wife]
I think eggplant parmesan. When it's well-prepared.
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2020.09.24 01:07 Grotesquette Episode 4, "Snatch Game in Hell" [POLL]

The queens return to the werk room without Pronouns. The competition feels virtually the same without her presence, so the girls aren't very affected.
"Well, that was the hardest fucking challenge so far..." Shasha whispers to herself as she takes off her heels and stumbles over to the mirror, which reads, "..."
"Three periods?" u/Frandiohh exclaims. "She couldn't even write out a full sentence!"
u/BtQw3 scoffs. "Ugh, let's stop focusing on the losers and start focusing on the winners. Namely, Pedro and Swish. Congratulations on the wins girlies!"
The other contestants clap and cheer for the two.
"Thanks guys!" Pedro smiles. "This was a super fun challenge for me, and it was really validating to get good feedback from the judges."
Swish nods in agreement. "I've been wanting a win for so long. And finally... FINALLY... I got what I deserved."
Starr rolls her eyes. "Finally? Girl, it's been three fucking episodes!"
Talking Head, u/Starrrupt, "Swish talks up a good game for a middle schooler with one barely deserved sympathy win. Wait, I'm working on something called 'trying to get people to like me'. What I meant to say was... Great work Swish? Ugh, is it supposed to burn coming up my throat?"
"And Micro, you were in the bottom two. How did that feel?" Starr smiles, eyes darting towards her fellow contestant.
Micro groans. "I'm feeling a lot of emotions right now. I don't think it was deserved. Point blank period. My Jujubee face took me hours to make, and I feel like it was all for nothing now."
"It wasn't for nothing girl!" Shasha smiles. "You got the opportunity to show to the judges what a fierce lip syncer you are!"
"Oh, and I should mention..." Fran begins to say. "BQ was leading a campaign to get you eliminated."
Micro stands up from her chair. "What?!"
BQ smiles. "That's right. You're my biggest competition, so I tried to get the other girls to vote you off of the metaphorical island, so to speak."
Pedro narrows her eyes in confusion. "Wait... But we're not even voting girls off this season, so that wouldn't have even worked. So all you did was... Piss everyone off?"
BQ slams her head against the wall. "GOD DAMMITT!!!" She screeches.
u/Micronesiarain, "These girls have no idea the kind of games that I can play. So, let's have some fun!"
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SPOILED DRAG RACE DRAG RACE
TONIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUEST, AVA MAX!!!
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The girls enter the werk room. u/Starrrupt and u/StrawPedro pose in front of the cameras and yell, "Team StarrrPedro!"
The other girls groan and roll their eyes as they sit at a werk room table.
"So Micro, how are you feeling?" Shasha inquires.
Micro smiles. "I'm feeling better. I'm glad I got my bottom out of the way sooner then later, and now I'm ready to continue obliterating the competition until I get my crown."
Talking Head, u/BtQw3, "I don't understand why everyone's coddling Micro's feelings. Her runway looks were terrible! Where was all this energy for my bottom? ALL BOTTOMS MATTER!!!"
V.O. YOU'VE GOT MOD MAIL!
The girls all scream, and run to go watch the video message. Sasha Velour appears on screen.
"Hey beauties! The hyperbolic nature of these impersonations, consistent with the culture and affective resonance of drag and camp, invites us to read them as performed caricatures. Caricature, like camp, can be critical and transgressive. It can also depend on gendered, classed, ableist or racialised stereotypes as part of its implied critique of its subject. This essay will consider how Snatch Game caricatures manifest this play of subversion and conservatism in relation to-"
The television runs out of battery and turns off.
"Thank God." Starr mutters.
"Well, I guess we're playing snatch game!" Shasha exclaims. "Let's get to work!"
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Grot enters the werk room dressed as a ninja because she doesn't want to make a big deal out of it. She sneaks over to Pedro's table, with none of the other contestants noticing her presence.
"Hey Pedro! Who are you planning on playing for snatch game?"
Pedro smiles. "Hi mysterious ninja woman! I plan on playing Ali Wong! I really wanted to choose an asian character so I could channel my own experiences and background into my impersonation."
Grot winces. "Hm. But aren't there other options? Because Ali Won is a comedian, and it's hard to do a caricature of someone who's already known for being funny."
"I understand your concerns, but I do not share the same concerns" Pedro laughs.
"Okay bitch! Good luck!" Grot laughs evilly, before throwing a smoke bomb and disappearing.
She re appears next to Micro's table.
"Hey Micro! Are you planning on eating up this challenge?"
Micro smirks. "I'm gonna eat this challenge like it's a white man's dick!"
Grot cringes. "Ugh. Why does it always have to be a race thing with you? Anywhore, I'm looking at the table and I'm seeing a brown wig styled into a ponytail, and extremely light makeup. Are you doing... Greta Thunberg?"
"Yes!" Micro exclaims.
Grot starts cracking up. "That's hilarious! There's so much material there, and I know you'll be able to make it funny! Alright, well I'll let you get back to it. Just remember to make Automod laugh!"
Talking Head, u/Micronesiarain "After a rough time during the ball, I really need to pull out all the stops for this snatch game. Failing isn't an option this time around."
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Snatch Game in Hell! 🔥

Click link to read!
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Lights... Cameras.... Action!!!
u/Grotesquette struts the runway
u/Grotesquette: Welcome to the mainstage of SDRDR Season 6! Rupertonian, are you ready to get your wig snatched... game?
u/Rupertonian: No.
u/Grotesquette: Spencerietta, are you ready to laugh your ass off?
u/Spencerietta: No.
u/Grotesquette: -_-whodat, are you expecting big things from our girls?
u/-_-whodat: No.
u/Grotesquette: And, extra special guest judge, Ava Max!
Ava Max: I'm Albanian.
u/Grotesquette: Okay? No one was asking. Anyways, the category for tonight is Fashion Subcultures!
Ava Max: My subculture is Albanian.
u/Grotesquette: Cool. Great. Awesome. Anyways, ladies and gentlemen start your engines. And may the best woman... WIN!!!
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🎶 We Don't Stop, Until Mascara's on the Dancefloor

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"First up, u/BtQw3!"
The school of sharpshooters is back in session. I am serving my best in this steampunk wild west fantasy. You don’t want to cross a bitch who could rip a gear off her corset and murder you with it. Don’t believe me, ask my ex boyfriend.
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"Next up, u/Micronesiarain!
If you ask Micro for subculture, you are getting true SUB culture. I am owning this runway in my fetish look. I may be a sub, but this week, I wanna be on top.
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"Coming up, u/Frandiohh!"
For my runway tonight I am serving steampunk fantasy. I am a huge final fantasy STAN, and my look is inspired by the merchant class in Bravely default. However, with this look I have added my own Frandiocan touch and modernized it with the glasses accessories and details. Everything matches to the tea and I know I look stunning
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"Next up, u/MaritessTrosper!
My subway surfers subculture! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!
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"Coming up, u/ShashaStan!"
Here i am giving you (american) raver girl realness. you dont wanna chuck your stella all over this gals fella or she'll whip the fuck outta you. Anyone that sees me just SCREAMS "holy fucking shirtballs"
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"Next, u/Starrrupt!"
Commentary: Cybergoth is what I relate to more than anything. Going for the gothic yet cute but still futuristic really is what I’ve known for. I’m feeling my technological oats, and I’ve got this in the back.
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"Sip it up! It's u/StrawPedro!"
This runway, I am serving you Lolita fashion but with an oriental twist. I incorporated a Japanese makeup technique called "Shironuri", which means painting my face white. These bitches better not accuse me for putting on a "whiteface" by bringing some Japanese culture to the table! I look like an androgenous winter fairy with this faux-fur muffler scarf situation, you can't clock the details of this outfit!
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"And finally, u/Swish_17!
i’m giving y’all a taste of blue, meets steampunk, meets fashion. y’all can’t handle this and i don’t blame y’all. touch this metal honey touch all of this metal
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🎶 Joan of Arc Is on the Dance Floor

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Grotesquette: Thank you ladies. Now when I call your names please step forward.

u/Micronesiarain

u/Starrrupt

You're safe. Please step to the back of the stage.
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The rest of you represent the tops and bottoms of the week. Now let's begin with the judges' critiques, starting with... u/Frandiohh!
Spencerietta: Hello Fran! For a bad performance, I usually like to start off with the good and work my way down but tonight there's just simply nothing good to start with. Meghan McCain is such a great choice for Snatch Game but you fumbled it so hard. It was painfully one note and most of the game was just you screaming over the questions instead of answering them, which could be really funny with a character like Meghan, but girl... I was stonefaced the whole time. And then moving on to your runway, I only have one question: did you look in a mirror before coming out here tonight? I mean, the idea is cute I suppose, but this execution is just horribly ugly. Just a huge miss overall tonight. If you survive tonight I wanna see you absolutely STOMP on these girls next week. Because this is the fourth week in a row of you serving a disappointing performance.
Grotesquette: Yeah, I'm not gonna lie this snatch game really didn't do it for me. It was reminiscent of u/DeletaText's Monet X Change snatch game but a less layered and less entertaining version of it. The snatch game character that's just a racist homophobe is getting really old, and I really wish you had been more out of the box this time around. Your runway look is cute, but it seems like everyone had the same idea as you. Overall, this week was kind of cringe bro.
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Thank you Fran. Moving onto u/ShashaStan!
Rupertonian: I cannot begin to explain how proud you made me with your performance. I told you snatch game would be your make or break and I cannot for the likes of me believe you broke through. Janet was a tricky choice. But, every nuance, every Janet essentially, made sense. The joke about Violet. The costume changes. The "not a girl" just perfect. Tonight is, I think, one of your best performances and you should be so proud of that. Runway, not up to par, I know you and you can do spectacular, but it's still a solid runway. Thank you for getting your redemption moment and showing that you in fact can do funny on Snatch Game
Grotesquette: THIS IS HOW YOU MOTHER FUCKING DO SNATCH GAME!!! I honestly wasn't expecting you to do as well as you did, but it was hilarious!!! You perfectly incorporated the quirks of Janet as a character with SDRDR and RPDR references. The button bit was hilarious. Your runway isn't really my favorite tonight, as it's a bit pedestrian. But your performance more then made up for it. Keep up the momentum Shasha!
Ava Max: Your Janet reminded me a little of myself. Because she's sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho you know? And so am I. Yeah. Yeah.
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Up next, u/BtQw3!
-_-whodat: This was a tough one for me BQ, I didn’t hate anything you did for snatch game but I just didn’t really care either way. It was fun at points but sadly just didn’t compare to the stronger ones of the week for me. I did enjoy your take on the runway tonight though! But I’d say although you didn’t bomb you just... didn’t wow me.
Rupertonian: Hmmm, BQ. Your snatch game wasn't bad. It just. Was eh? Like it just felt like BQ playing BQ but with a Southern accent. It was funny but like, most of your funny came from the interactions and not the actual questions themselves. That's what made it kinda meh. Tonight, there's a lot of steampunk out there so congrats on standing out. Tonight wasn't your worst night, but it just wasn't your best either
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Next, u/MaritessTrosper!
Spencerietta: Maritess girl, welcome back to the competition. Going back to that first week, you gave us such a strong presentation and while you haven't been doing bad in the slightest, it's so nice to see you back at that level you came in at. Lohanthony was such a fun choice and I was cracking up with your Snatch Game tonight. And on the runway, being iJustine with that selfie stick and camping up that gorgeous dress was so stupid.... and I loved it! Miss Trosper, it's so nice to see you prosper again. This is momentum and I need you to keep riding it.
-_-whodat: Another strong week for you miss mari! I thought the snatch game was overall funny and just entertaining to watch, I will say it slipped into doing the same jokes over and over and joke homophobia has been seen a lot. However it was fun to watch and that’s what it’s about at the end of the day. I also really enjoyed your runway tonight so I am definitely impressed overall!
Ava Max: I watch the show a lot and it sort of reminded me of Erika's Millie Bobby Brown? That took away some of the enjoyment for me. Sorry if I'm being a little annoying. I'm like a tattoo that's over your heart. 'Cause once I put my love on you it never comes off.
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Moving onto u/StrawPedro!
Spencerietta: I have one thing to say to you tonight, Straw. Bravo! When I found out you were doing Ali Wong, someone I'm not familiar with in the slightest, that had me worried for you. But you showed up and definitely made us laugh tonight. You seem to get Snatch Game, and it's a difficult format to "get" for SDRDR, so for that I commend you. As far as your runway goes, I think I would've enjoyed it more with a different bottom half. It just feels very top heavy and then boring once your eyes meet the bottom. Overall, you're proving yourself in this competition and to that I say: keep going. Great work, girl.
Rupertonian: Whew comedian. Bad choice. Or at least that's what I thought, because you shut me the fuck up about that. You had blocks of texts which is scary on snatch game, but there was not a single off moment in those monologues. I didn't know her personality but you brought her to life and made all of us laugh and for that 10/10. Well actually, 9/10, I will say that you were one note here and there, but to make a comedian funny, on snatch game, a job well done. Your runway. STRAW PEDRO. This is the best runway you've stepped out on and the fact that you stand out from every single one of these bitches, shows that you came to win. Great job with the upwards trajectory.
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Last but not least, u/Swish_17!
Grotesquette: I'm going to be honest Swish, your Abby Lee Miller just wasn't landing. The jokes were heavily reliant on someone having already watched Dance Moms. The point of snatch game is to choose a character who's funny even without context. Pedro chose a character many people might've not been familiar with, but the jokes were still hilarious. The images didn't add much either. The judges know you're hilarious, so we had super high expectations for you tonight and I just don't feel like you met them.
-_-whodat: Im so sad to see you in this position this challenge swish, but I just didn’t enjoy your snatch game. Other than being an angry woman it didn’t read Abby lee miller to me and more importantly it just ... didn’t make me laugh. I will say I enjoyed your take on the runway theme but , it wasn’t enough for me sadly.
Ava Max: I really wanted to love your snatch game because I'm obsessed with Dance Mom's right now, but it was probably my least favorite of the night. Right now baby I'm torn. Trapped between Heaven and Hell. Which is now available on Spotify and iTunes.
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Grotesquette: Alright. And before you girls go backstage and untuck, I'd like to hear from each of you. Who should go home tonight.... And why?
BtQw3: Fran. I feel like most of the work she has shown this season has been half-assed. She has been given critiques a bout starting strong then getting lazy and fizzling out multiple times and to me it doesn’t seem like she has tried to listen to them, especially when it comes to her runways.
Frandiohh: Who should go home? I am so happy you asked me that question. Let me preface by saying that I love and respect each and every one of my sisters but I am going to give you my honest opinion IRRESPECTIVE of judges placements because I have not agreed with any but two of them. In my opinion I think BQ has been the weakest so far. For someone that has already competed, I just don't understand why her performances have not lived up. Besides the first challenge, where I think she had some of the easiest lyrics to write, its almost felt like she was being pushed when I personally thought she had been flopping. But I respect her art and love her.
Maritess: I think the weakest link should go home, so I would say BQ.
Pedro: I'm going to base it on who's my strongest competition since I'm a believer in rudemption storylines: Just because she's my strongest competition. I'm saying Maritess. I can't say Swish because we are haus sisters, can't say Starr because we have a ship running, and can't say Micro because... well, she was in the bottom last episode Don't hate me Maritess, I still love you and know that you're not going anywhere just yet.
Shasha: I Picked Fran to go home because I will absolutely refuse to let anyone have the same winner TR as mine. The end.
Swish: BQ. We came into this competition as strong rivals, but I guess those things only work when you’re on the same level. she’s treated me like garbage, acts like i don’t exist, devaluing me, ignoring my texts etc. etc. she’s a lovely 3rd out her looks have been sub par, her performances have been lacking, and the comedy just hasn’t been there for her. if you’re gonna be a bitch, atleast have the skill and talent to back it up.
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Grotesquette: Damn, you girls didn't hold back! Well, the judges and I have made a few decisions based off of the feedback we've received.

u/StrawPedro, you're Ali snatch game was so right, and it couldn't be Wong.

u/ShashaStan, your Janet brought the judges to the good place.

...

u/ShashaStan, condragulations you are the winner of this week's maxi challenge.

Pedro, great job. You are safe and may step to the back of the stage.

u/MaritessTrosper, you also really impressed us. You're safe.

u/Swish_17, you're Abby Lee Miller deserves to be in prison. I'm sorry my dear but you are up for elimination.

u/BtQw3, your Lady Miss Jacqueline went south.

u/Frandiohh, your Meghan McCain was bad, and the judges want an X Change.

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u/BtQw3, you're safe. You may join the other girls.

u/Frandiohh and u/Swish_17, I'm sorry my dears but you are up for elimination. Tonight, you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance for Ava Max's "Who's Laughing Now", because your snatch games failed to make anyone laugh.

The time has come for you to lip sync for your life!!! Good luck, and don't fuck it up!

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Who should win the lip sync? Vote here! Voting closes soon!

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2020.09.23 23:45 Logerith12 Random

NPCs
[100] 30% DL
ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 10 [0]; HT 12 [10].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-1/1d+1; BL 34; HP 12 [2]; Will 11 [0]; Per 11 [5]; FP 12 [0]; Basic Speed 5.75 [-5]; Basic Move 5 [0].
Advantages: Acute Detect 1 [2]; Dwarf (Fantasy) [35]; Resistance (Disease; +3) [3].
Disadvantages: Incurious (12) [-5]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Status -1 [-5]; Wealth (Struggling) [-10].
Skills: Axe/Mace [4]; Combat Sport (Axe/Mace) [12]; Prospecting/TL3 [8]; Swimming [4].
Starting Wealth: $100
Attributes: ST 9 [-10]; DX 10 [0]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 11 [0].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-2/1d-1; BL 24; HP 9 [0]; Will 12 [0]; Per 10 [-5]; FP 11 [0]; Basic Speed 5.25 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0].
Advantages: Dwarf (Fantasy) [35]; Voice [10].
Disadvantages: Attentive [-1]; Easy to Kill 1 [-2]; Humble [-1]; Incompetence (Teaching) [-1]; Sense of Duty (Comrades) [-5]; Unfit [-5].
Skills: Brawling 10 [1]; Diplomacy 11 [4]; Fast-Talk 10 [2]; Public Speaking 14 [8]; Singing 13 [4]; Smith/TL3 (Iron) 10 [1].
Cleric [150]
Advantages: Clerical Investment [5]; Patron (9 or less; Extraordinary Powers +100%) [?]; Power Investiture 2 (???) [20]; Religious Rank 3 [15]; Status 1 [0]; True Faith [15].
Disadvantages: Disciplines of Faith (Monasticism) [-10]; Duty (To Church; 9 or less) [-5]; Wealth (Struggling) [-10].
Starting Wealth: $100
Elf (Magery 1)
Attributes: IQ 11 [20]; HT 9 [-10].
Advantages: Elf (Fantasy) [70]; Status 2 (+1 for Wealth) [5]; Wealth (Wealthy) [20].
Disadvantages: Bad Sight [-25]; Gluttony (12) [-5]; Klutz [-5]; Low Pain Threshold [-10]; Phobia (Entomophobia) (9) [-15].
Skills: [30]
Starting Wealth $1000
Insectoid monster Ant-Like ST 14 [36]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 1 [-180]; HT 13 [30]. HP 14 [0] Will 12 [55]; Per 14 [65]; FP 13 [0]; SM +1 Advantages: Damage Resistance 5 (Flexible -20%) [20]; Extra Legs 4 [10]; Telesend (Biological +0%; Increased Range 5x +100%; Racial -20%; Sense-Based (Smell) -50%) [39]; Striker (Pinsers) [5]; Vibration Sense [10]; Ultravision [0]. Automaton (No Hidebound) [-80]; Horizontal [-10]; Very Ham-Fisted [-10]; Wild Animal [-30].
Bandits for Fantasy Campaign.
[50]
Attributes
Bandit captain.
Write this as a campaign.
Iron Golem Golem + Body of Metal (?)
BBEG Demon [450]
Attributes: ST 17 [0]; IQ 13 [60].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 2d-1/3d+1; BL 58;
Advantages: Demon [200]; Magery 3 [30].
TL2 Greek Myth
CR 2-4
Starting Wealth: $750
100 points 50% DL
Templates
Bard
ST 11 [10]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 12 [40]; HT 11 [10].
HP 12 [2]; Will 12 [0]; Per 12 [0]; FP 12 [3]; Basic Speed 5.75 [5]; Basic Move 5 [0].
Charisma 1 [5], Voice [10] and 30 points in
Disadvantages: Chummy [-5];
Cleric
ST 10 [0]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 12 [40]; HT 12 [20].
Clerical Investment [5], Power Investiture 1 [10], Religious Rank 2 [10], and 20 points Chosen from
Disadvantages: Disciplines of Faith (Ritualism) [-5]; and
Outdoorsman
ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [20]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 11 [10].
Per 12 [10].
Absolute Direction [5], Flexibility [5], Talent (Outdoorsman) [10], and 25 points in
Warrior
ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 11 [10].
HP 12 [2]; Will 12 [5]; Per 11 [0]; FP 12 [3]; Basic Speed 5.50 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0]
High Pain Threshold [10], and 35 points in
Don’t be afraid to use exotic advantages for the purpose of cinematics
This is going great!
NPCs
Hero DX 11 [20]; IQ 11 [20] FP 11 [3] Animal Empathy [5]; Talent (Animal Friend) [5]; Talent (Artificer) 1 [10]. Language (Greek Native Spoken/None Written) [-3]; Indecisive (15) [-5]; Innumerate [-5]; Status -1 [-5]; Vow (Lacto-Vegetarianism) [-5]; Wealth (Strugging) [-10]. Skills: Axe/Mace 11 [2]; Carousing 12 [4]; Naturalist 11 [4]; Smith/TL2 12 [2]; Stealth 12 [4]; Teaching 12 [4]. Mace (Good) $50 Pouch (2) $20 Personal Basics $5
Centaur Mage
Attributes: ST 17 [-10]; DX 10 [0]; IQ 10 [20]; HT 11 [10].
Advantages: Acute Mana Sense 1 [2]; Centaur [90]; Charisma 1 [5]; Magery 2 [25].
Disadvantages: Gregarious [-10]; Honesty (6) [-20]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Sense of Duty (His Friends) [-5].
Skills: Alchemy 11 [12]; Games (Chess) 10 [1]; Hiking 10 [1]; Mount 11 [4]; Staff 11 [4]; Thaumatology 12 [12].
Spells: Foolishness 10 [1]; Forgetfulness 10 [1]; Itch 11 [2]; Lend Energy 10 [1]; Lend Vitality 10 [1]; Pain 11 [2]; Recover Energy 12 [4]; Spasm 10 [1].
Larger-Than-Life Fantasy
Starting Wealth $2000
200 Points 50% DL
Templates
Jack-of-all-trades
ST 11 [10] DX 12 [40] IQ 12 [40] HT 11 [10].
Knight
ST 11 [10] DX 13 [60] IQ 11 [20] HT 11 [10].
Wizard
ST 11 [10] DX 11 [20] IQ 13 [60] HT 11 [10].
Runescape Magic
TL4
CR 4
NPCs
Sven (NPC)
300 points
Attributes: ST 13 [30]; DX 13 [60]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 12 [20].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d/2d-1; BL 34; HP 14 [4]; Will 12 [5]; Per 11 [0]; FP 13 [3]; Basic Speed 6.25 [0]; Basic Move 6 [0].
Advantages: Ambidexterity [5]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Common Sense (Pact Trademark: -5%) [10]; Courtesy Military Rank 2 [2]; Extraordinary Luck (Active -40%; Pact Trademark: -5%) [17]; Fearlessness 2 [4]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Legal Immunity [10]; Regeneration (Fast) (Pact: Trademark -5%) [48]; Reputation (For Heroics; 10 or less) 2 [5]; Status 3 [10]; Very Fit [15]; Wealth (Wealthy) [20].
Disadvantages: Bad Temper (12) [-10]; Enemy (50%; 12 or less; Rival) [-5]; Flashbacks (Severe) [-10]; Hidebound [-5]; Overconfidence (6) [-10]; Pacifism (Cannot Kill) [-15]; Trademark (Simple: Leaves a Stick) [-5].
Skills: Crossbow 17 [12]; Savoir-Faire (Military) 15 [12]; SoldieTL4 14 [12]; Armoury/TL4 (Missile Weapons) 13 [8]; Brawing 16 [8]; Hiking 14 [8]; Intimidation 13 [8]; Tactics 12 [8]; Administration 10 [1]; Carousing 12 [1]; Climbing 12 [1]; Gambling 10 [1]; Shortsword 12 [1]; Riding (Equine) 12 [1].
Starting Wealth: $2000 Saddle Horse (Ida) $1200 Crossbow (ST 13) (Good) $150 Bolts (15) $18 Hip Quiver $15 Scale Armor $420 Mail Leggings $110 Small Backpack $60 Dagger (Good) $20 Ceramic Bottle (Water) $3 Traveler's Rations (2) $4
(His name is an inside joke.)
Herr doctor
TL 2+2
CR 4
Starting Wealth: $2000
Attributes: ST 12 [20]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 10 [0]; HT 11 [10].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-1/1d+2; BL 29; HP 12 [0]; Will 10 [0]; Per 10 [0]; FP 12 [3]; Basic Speed 5.75 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0].
Advantages: Animal Empathy [5]; Patron (Small Nation; 12 or less; Extensive Political Power +50%) [75]; Status 3 [15]; Talent (Animal Friend) 1 [5]; Very Wealthy [30].
Disadvantages: Duty (To Kingdom 9 or less) [-5]; Dependants (2: 25%; 12 or less; Loved one) [-80]; Selflessness (9) [-7]; Vow (Never Use Leather) [-1]; Vow (Vegetarian) [-5].
Skills: Diplomacy 14 [12]; Riding (Equine) 15 [12]; Savoir-Faire (High Society) 14 [12]; Shortsword 15 [12]; Bow 14 [8]; Escape 13 [8]; Heraldry (Coat of Arms) 12 [8]; Staff 14 [8]; Animal Handling (Dog) 10 [1]; Animal Handling (Equine) 10 [1]; Cooking (Lacto-Vegetarian) 9 [1]; Housekeeping 10 [1]; Shield 11 [1]; Survival (Plains) 9 [1]; Swimming 11 [1].
Starting Wealth: $8000 Shortsword (Fine) $1600 Longbow (Good) $200 Arrows (16) $32 Heavy Steel Corselet $2300 Legionary Helmet $150 Large Shield $90 Hip Quiver $15 Scale Sleeves $210 Scale Leggings $250 Boots (Hardened Cloth) $80 Saddle Horse $1200 Trained Mongrel $200 Horseshoes (1 set) $50 Saddle and Tack (Hardened Cloth) $150 Group Basics $50 Frame Backpack $100 Full Mail Barding $670 Spurs $25 4-Man Tent $150 5' Pole (2) $10 Sleeping Fur $50 Nagitana (Fine) $400 Personal Basics $5 Cloth Cap $5
Barbarian
Attributes [40]: ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 10 [0]; HT 11 [10].
Secondary Characteristics [7]: HP [2]; Per [5]
Advantages [21]: Human [0]; Hard to Kill 1 [2]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Less Sleep 2 [4]; Reduced Consumption 1 [2]; Resistance to Disease (+3) [3].
Disadvantages [-45]: Fearfulness 1 [-2]; Innumerate [-5]; Language (Native/None) [-3]; Status -2 [-10]: Wealth (Poor) [-15].
Skills [32]: Brawling 14 [4]; Bow [4]; Broadsword [2]; Knife [1]; Naturalist [1]; Tracking [8]; Sling [4]; Survival (Grasslands) [8].
Attributes: ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 12 [20].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24; HP 12 [2]; Will 13 [0]; Per 12 [-5]; FP 14 [6]; Basic Speed 6.00 [0]; Basic Move 5 [-5].
Advantages: Contact Group (Inexpensive & Nonhazardous; Effective Skill 15; 12 or less; Usually Reliable) [40]; Language (Magi: Native) [6]; Intuition [15]; Magery 3 [35]; Patron (10000x Assets; 9 or less) [15]; Tenure [5]; Versatile [5].
Disadvantages: Appearance (Ugly) [-8]; Enemies (Formidable individuals; Hunter; 9 or Less) [-40]; Gregarious [-10]; Honesty (12) [-10]; Insomniac (Mild) [-10]; Miserliness (15) [-5]; Selfish (9) [-7]; Sense of Duty (College) [-15]; Unfit [-5].
Skills: Counterspell 17 [8]; Hinder 17 [8]; Minor Healing 17 [8]; Recover Energy 17 [8]; Shield 17 [8]; Alchemy/TL4 12 [2]; Expert Skill (Natural Philosophy) 12 [2]; Haste 15 [2]; Hiking 11 [2]; Lend Energy 14 [2]; Lend Vitality 14 [2]; Staff 12 [2]; Thaumatology 14 [2]; Housekeeping 13 [1]; Esoteric Medicine 11 [1]; Knife 12 [1]; Research/TL4 12 [1]; Riding (Equine) 11 [1].
Starting Wealth: $400 Group Basics $50 Small Backpack $60 Magic Staff (Fine) $60 Wineskin $10 Personal Basics $5 Cloth Cap $5 Pouch $10
TL2 Survival Fantasy
CR 0 Anarchy
Starting Wealth: $0
Minecraft Alchemy, no magic.
Revise these into TEMPLATES
75 Points 40% DL
Required Disadvantages: Wealth (Dead Broke) [-25].
Alchemist
ST 10 [0]; DX 10 [0]; IQ 12 [40]; HT 10 [0].
Per 13 [5]; FP 11 [3]
Acute Smell 1 [2]; Versatile [5].
Wealth (Dead Broke) [-25].
Alchemy/TL2 [12]; Expert Skill (Natural Philosophy) [12]; Farming/TL2 [2]; Mathematics/TL2 (Applied) [2]; Teaching [2].
Outdoorsman
ST 10 [0]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 11 [10].
Dmg 1d-2/1d; BL 20; HP 10 [0]; Will 11 [0]; Per 11 [0]; FP 11 [0]; Basic Speed 5.50 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0].
Advantages: Absolute Direction [5]; Talent (Outdoorsman) 1 [10].
Wealth (Dead Broke) [-25].
Bow [2]; Naturalist [1]; Navigation/TL2 (Land) [12]; Pharmacy/TL2 (Herbal) [1]; Tracking [2]; Survival (Any) [12].
Tinkerer
ST 10 [0]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 10 [0].
DMG 1d-2/1d; BL 20; HP 10 [0]; Will 11 [0]; Per 11 [0]; FP 11 [3]; Basic Speed 5.25 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0].
Talent (Artificer) 1 [10].
Wealth (Dead Broke) [-25].
Armoury/TL2 (Melee) [4]; EngineeTL2 (Mining) [2]; Metallurgy/TL2 [2]; JeweleTL2 [2]; Prospecting/TL2 [8]; Scrounging [12]; Smith/TL2 (Iron) [12].
Miners vs pirates in space,
(MVPIS)
TL10^
CR 3-5
Starting Wealth: $50000
75 (50% DL) Stats 9-12 Skills cannot exceed Relative Level: Attribute+2. Cinematic Skills and "Realistic" gadgeteer: Yes. Gadgeteer requires Weird Science at 10 or greater. Required Traits: Patron, Martian (Written: Accented), Duty, Enemy, Beam Weapon, Prospecting, & Spacer. Pirates are space pirates who want to have a monopoly on the ore industry.
Templates:
Administratior
Linguist
Mechanic
Pilot
Soldier
Racial Templates
Martians
Rock Giants
TL5 Wild West Campaign
CR 1-3
Starting Wealth: $5000
Villains
Bandits
Run the Gauntlet
Kidnap Victim is forced to run a gauntlet for freedom.
ARG with an RPG system running "behind the screen".
Carnes Attributes: ST 10 [0]; DX 10 [0]; IQ 10 [0]; HT 11 [10].
Dmg 1d-2/1d; BL 20; HP 10 [0]; Will 10 [0]; Per 10 [0]; FP 11 [0]; Basic Speed 5.25 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0].
Disadvantages: Compulsive Spending (15) [-2]; Congenial [-1]; Dull [-1]; Lecherousness (15) [-7]; Staid [-1].
Skills: Breath Control 11 [8]; Combat Sport (Boxing) 12 [8]; Computer Operation/TL8 10 [1]; Running 12 [8]; Teaching 10 [2].
TL8 Mundane Hera Latina-American [100] 50% DL
Attributes: ST 10 [0]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 11 [10].
Secondary Characteristics: Basic Move 4 [-5].
Advantages: Appearance (Beautiful) [12]; Talent (Artificer) 1 [10]; Voice [10].
Disadvantages: Compulsive Tinkering (-1 reaction penalty for every -15 Points & the cost of living modifier from Compulsive Spending) (15) [-7]; Dislikes Embroidered Clothing [-1]; Enemy (150%; Rival; 12 or Less) [-15]; Fearfulness 1 [-2]; Honesty (15) [-5]; Pacifism (Cannot Kill) [-15].
Skills: Diplomacy 14 [8]; Electronics RepaiTL8 (Communication) 14 [4]; Mechanic/TL8 (Automobile) 14 [8]; Mechanic/TL8 (Motorcycle) 14 [8]; Driving/TL8 (Motorcycle) 12 [4]; Mechanic/TL8 (Lawnmower) 13 [4]; Combat Art (Shortsword) 12 [4]; Armory/TL3 (Melee) 11 [1]; Hobby Skill (Comic Books) 11 [1]; Hobby Skill (Shonen Anime) 11 [1]; Hobby Skill (Shoujo Anime) 11 [1].
Starting Wealth: $4000 Cost of living: $660 Mechanic Kit $600 Shortsword (Cheap) $80 Electronics Repair Kit $1200 Small Backpack $60 Transistor Radio $15 Batteries (10) $10 Heavy Bike $1500 10 Gallons of Gas $15 (I can't find anything on the tank volume of vehicles). Trained Mongrel (Goku) $200 $320
Aryn
DX 11 [20]; IQ 11 [20] HT 11 [10].
Per 10 [-5].
Appearance (Handsome) [12]; Clairsentience (Mana-Sensitive -10%) [45]; Oracle (Mana-Sensitive -10%) [14]; Pitiable [5].
Gluttony (6) [-10]; Status -2 [-10]; Wealth (Dead Broke) [-25].
Skills: Brawling 12 [2]; Diplomacy 11 [4]; Fast-Talk 11 [2]; Fortune Telling (Crystal Ball) 15 [16]; Panhandling 13 [4].
Mana-sensitive in place of psion talents. Essentially mana-powered psions.
Starting Wealth: $0
Backstory: I
Mage [50]
IQ 11 [20]
HP 11 [2]; FP 12 [6]
Less Sleep 2 [4]; Magery 1 [15]; Reduced Consumption 1 [2].
Greed (12) [-15]; Miserliness (12) [-10].
Alchemy 11 [4]; Heraldry (Coat of Arms) 11 [1]; Research/TL3 12 [4]; Savoir-Faire (High Society) 11 [1]; Thaumatology 12 [8].
Create Fire 10 [1]; Ignite Fire 10 [1]; Lend Energy 10 [1]; Lend Vitality 10 [1]; Recover Energy 10 [1]; Shape Fire 10 [1].
Bard/Sage
Attributes: ST 9 [-10]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 10 [0].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-2/1d-1; BL 16; HP 10 [2]; Will 11 [0]; Per 11 [0]; FP 10 [0]; Basic Speed 5.25 [0]; Basic Move 4 [-5].
Advantages: Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Common Sense [10]; Intuition [15]; Language (Accented/Native) [3]; Language Talent [10]; Longevity [2]; Voice [10].
Disadvantages: Enemies (1000 individuals; 6 or Less; Hunter) [-10]; Gregarious [-10]; Honesty (12) [-10]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5].
Skills: Combat Art (Staff) 11 [4]; Climbing 11 [4]; Cooking 10 [1]; Current Affairs/TL? (Headline News) [4]; Current Affairs/TL? (Popular Culture) 14 [12]; First Aid/TL? 11 [4]; Literature 12 [12]; Mathematics/TL? (Pure) 8 [1]; Performance [1]; Poetry [8]; Professional Skill (Librarian) 12 [8]; Sex Appeal 10 [1]; Singing [2]; Swimming 11 [4].
Dr Farmer [75] 60% DL
Attributes [10]:
ST 9 [-10] HP 10/10 [2] DX 10 [0] Will 11 [0] IQ 11 [20] Per 11 [0] HT 10 [0] FP 11/11 [3] BL 16; 1d-2/1d-1; Basic Speed 4.75 [-5]; Basic Move 4 [0].
Advantages [52]: Acute Vision 1 [2]; Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Common Sense [10]; Eidetic Memory [5]; Hard to Subdue 1 [2]; Honest Face [1]; Patron (University; 6 or less; Minimal Intervention -50%) [3]; Status 1 [5]; Talent (Green Thumb) [5]; Tenure [5]; Wealth (Comfortable) [10].
Disadvantages [-30]: Addiction (Tobacco) [-1]; Code of Honor (Professionalism) [-5]; Delusion (Believes in Young-Earth Creationism) [-1]; Devout Catholic [-1]; Duty (To University; 12 or Less; Nonhazardous) [-5]; Pacifism (Self-Defense Only) [-15]; Responsive [-1]; Speaks with a South-Eastern USA (Southern) Accent [-1].
Skills [43]: Biology/TL7+ (Botany) 14 [16]; Computer Operation/TL7+ 12 [2]; Current Affairs/TL7+ (Headline News) 11 [1]; Chemistry/TL7+ 12 [8]; Combat Sport (Boxing) 11 [4]; Farming/TL7+ 12 [2]; Gardening 13 [4]; Research/TL7+ 11 [2]; Teaching 12 [4].
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2020.09.23 14:48 SuperHotUKDeals Movie List This Week eg The Great Escape (4K) £3.99, Rocky (4K) £3.99 Creed (4K) £3.99, Gandhi (4K) £3.99, Resident Evil (4K) £4.99 @ iTunes

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2020.09.23 11:58 Touwmats A Graphic Novel Collection List - By Touwmats

Hi Guys! So I've seen different kinds of questions coming through this sub about: "What to read?" or "Where to begin?".
So I've made a list with fan favourites and some favourites of my own. If I forgot some novels sorry in advance, but I wil update and modernize this list. By the end of the year I will have a list with linked wikipedia artikels about the novels. So you could read what the series is about.
The Scott Snyder Batman Saga:
  1. Batman: Court of Owls
  2. Batman: The City of Owls
  3. Batman: Death of the Family
  4. Batman: Zero Year: Secret City
  5. Batman: Zero Year: Dark City
  6. Batman: Graveyard Shift
  7. Batman: Endgame
  8. Batman: Superheavy
  9. Batman: Bloom
  10. Batman: Epilogue
Batman Knightfall Saga:
  1. Batman: Knightfall
  2. Batman: Knightfall: Knightquest
  3. Batman: Knightfall: KnightsEnd
  4. Batman: Knightfall: Aftermath
Batman Must Reads:
  1. Batman: Hush
  2. Batman: R.I.P
  3. Batman: The Long Halloween
  4. Batman: Earth One
  5. Batman: Earth One Vol. 2
  6. Joker: The Killing Joke
  7. Batman: Year One
  8. Batman: Man Who Laughs
  9. Batman: DAMNED
  10. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  11. Dark Knight: the Joker
  12. Batman: Under the Red Hood Vol 1 & 2
The Sandman Saga:
  1. Preludes and Nocturnes
  2. The Doll’s House
  3. Dream Country
  4. Season of Mists
  5. A Game of You
  6. Fables and Reflections
  7. Brief Lives
  8. World’s End
  9. The Kindly Ones
  10. The Wake
Hellblazer Series:
  1. Hellblazer: Orgininal Sins
  2. Hellblazer: The Devil You Know
  3. Hellblazer: The Fear Machine
  4. Hellblazer: The Family Man
  5. Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits
  6. Hellblazer: Bloodlines
  7. Hellblazer: Tainted Love
  8. Hellblazer: Rake at the Gates of Hell
  9. Hellblazer: Critical Mass
  10. Hellblazer: In the Line of Fire
  11. Hellblazer: Last Man Standing
  12. Hellblazer: How to Play With Fire
  13. Hellblazer: Haunted
  14. Hellblazer: Good Intentions
  15. Hellblazer: Highwater
  16. Hellblazer: The Wild Card
  17. Hellblazer: Out of Season
  18. Hellblazer: The Gift
  19. Hellblazer: Red Right Hand
  20. Hellblazer: Systems of Control
  21. Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician
  22. Hellblazer: Regeneration
  23. Hellblazer: No Future
  24. Hellblazer: Sectioned
Green Lantern Starter Series:
  1. The Green Lantern: Intergalactic Lawmen
  2. The Green Lantern: The Day the Stars Fell
  3. Green Lantern: Earth One
  4. Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 2
V for Vendetta:
• V for Vendetta
Watchmen:
• Watchmen
From Hell
• From Hell
Maus:
  1. Maus 1
  2. Maus 2
Y! The Last Man:
  1. Unmanned
  2. Cycles
  3. One Small Step
  4. Safeword
  5. Ring of Truth
  6. Girl on Girl
  7. Paper Dolls
  8. Kimono Dragons
  9. Motherland
  10. Whys and Wherefores
Saga:
  1. Saga Volume: 1
  2. Saga Volume: 2
  3. Saga Volume: 3
  4. Saga Volume: 4
  5. Saga Volume: 5
  6. Saga Volume: 6
  7. Saga Volume: 7
  8. Saga Volume: 8
  9. Saga Volume: 9
Preacher:
  1. Preacher: Gone to Texas
  2. Preacher: Until the End of the World
  3. Preacher: Proud Americans
  4. Preacher: Ancient History
  5. Preacher: Dixie Fried
  6. Preacher: War in the Sun
  7. Preacher: Salvation
  8. Preacher: All Hell’s A-Coming
  9. Preacher: Alamo
The Swamp Thing:
· 1970s material
  1. Dark Genesis, House of Secrets (also available as Secret of the Swamp
  2. Roots of the Swamp Thing, House of Secrets
  3. Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Omnibus HC, House of Secrets
  4. Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Vol. 1, House of Secrets
  5. Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Vol. 2
  6. Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Vol. 3
· 1980s material
  1. Saga of the Swamp Thing
  2. Love and Death
  3. The Curse
  4. A Murder of Crows
  5. Earth to Earth
  6. Reunion
  7. Regenesis
  8. Spontaneous Generation
  9. Infernal Triangles
  10. Swamp Thing by Nancy A. Collins Omnibus
  11. The Root of All Evil
  12. Darker Genesis
  13. Trial By Fire
· 2000s material
  1. Swamp Thing Vol. 1
  2. Swamp Thing Vol. 2
  3. Bad Seed
  4. Love in Vain
  5. Healing the Breach
· The New 52 series
  1. Vol. 1: Raise Them Bones
  2. Vol. 2: Family Tree
  3. Vol. 3: Rotworld: The Green Kingdom
  4. Vol. 4: Seeder
  5. Vol. 5: The Killing Field
  6. Vol. 6: The Sureen
  7. Vol. 7: Season's End
  8. Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder Deluxe Edition
  9. Swamp Thing: Protector of the Green
· 2016 miniseries
  1. Swamp Thing: The Dead Don’t Sleep

Love you guys and happy reading/collecting.
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2020.09.23 06:06 steveharringt0n Rolling Stone Top 500 2020 LIST

Sorry this isn't formatted [artist - album] consistently, I found a random .json file (https://a8d9382kd.s3.amazonaws.com/best_500.json) but it was temperamental. Below is the best I could do.
Rank Album 1 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 2 Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys 3 Joni Mitchell - Blue 4 Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life 5 The Beatles - Abbey Road 6 Nevermind - Nirvana 7 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac 8 Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain 9 Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan 10 Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 11 Revolver - The Beatles 12 Michael Jackson - Thriller 13 I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin 14 The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street 15 Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 16 London Calling - The Clash 17 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 18 Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited 19 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 20 Radiohead - Kid A 21 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen 22 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die 23 The Velvet Underground and Nico - The Velvet Underground 24 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles 25 Tapestry - Carole King 26 Patti Smith - Horses 27 Enter the Wu-Tang - Wu-Tang Clan 28 Voodoo - D’Angelo 29 White Album - The Beatles 30 Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? 31 Kind of Blue - Miles Davis 32 Lemonade - Beyoncé 33 Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 34 Innervisions - Stevie Wonder 35 The Beatles - Rubber Soul 36 Michael Jackson - Off the Wall 37 Dr. Dre - The Chronic 38 Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde 39 Talking Heads - Remain in Light 40 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust... - David Bowie 41 Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones 42 OK Computer - Radiohead 43 The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest 44 Nas - Illmatic 45 Sign O' the Times - Prince 46 Paul Simon - Graceland 47 Ramones - Ramones 48 Legend - Bob Marley and the Wailers 49 OutKast - Aquemini 50 The Blueprint - Jay-Z 51 The Great Twenty-Eight - Chuck Berry 52 David Bowie - Station to Station 53 Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland 54 Star Time - James Brown 55 The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd 56 Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville 57 The Band - The Band 58 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV 59 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book 60 Van Morrison - Astral Weeks 61 Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full 62 Guns N’ Roses - Appetite for Destruction 63 Aja - Steely Dan 64 OutKast - Stankonia 65 Live at the Apollo - James Brown 66 A Love Supreme - John Coltrane 67 Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt 68 Hounds of Love - Kate Bush 69 Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill 70 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A 71 Exodus - Bob Marley and the Wailers 72 Neil Young - Harvest 73 Loveless - My Bloody Valentine 74 The College Dropout - Kanye West 75 Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul 76 Curtis Mayfield - Superfly 77 The Who - Who's Next 78 The Sun Sessions - Elvis Presley 79 Frank Ocean - Blonde 80 The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 81 Beyoncé - Beyoncé 82 There’s a Riot Goin’ On - Sly and the Family Stone 83 Dusty in Memphis - Dusty Springfield 84 Back in Black - AC/DC 85 Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon 86 The Doors - The Doors 87 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew 88 Hunky Dory - David Bowie 89 Erykah Badu - Baduizm 90 After the Gold Rush - Neil Young 91 Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town 92 Axis: Bold as Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 93 Supa Dupa Fly - Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott 94 The Stooges - Fun House 95 Drake - Take Care 96 Automatic for the People - R.E.M. 97 Master of Puppets - Metallica 98 Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams 99 Taylor Swift - Red 100 The Band - Music From Big Pink 101 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 102 The Clash - The Clash 103 De La Soul - Three Feet High And Rising 104 Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones 105 At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers 106 Live Through This - Hole 107 Marquee Moon - Television 108 When the Pawn... - Fiona Apple 109 Lou Reed - Transformer 110 Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark 111 Control - Janet Jackson 112 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John 113 The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 114 The Strokes - Is This It 115 good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar 116 Disintegration - The Cure 117 Late Registration - Kanye West 118 Hotel California - The Eagles 119 Sly and the Family Stone - Stand! 120 Van Morrison - Moondance 121 This Year’s Model - Elvis Costello 122 Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral 123 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II 124 Achtung Baby - U2 125 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique 126 My Life - Mary J. Blige 127 Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 128 Queen - A Night at the Opera 129 Pink Floyd - The Wall 130 1999 - Prince 131 Portishead - Dummy 132 40 Greatest Hits - Hank Williams 133 Joni Mitchell - Hejira 134 Fugees - The Score 135 U2 - The Joshua Tree 136 Funkadelic - Maggot Brain 137 21 - Adele 138 Madonna - The Immaculate Collection 139 Black Sabbath - Paranoid 140 Bob Marley and the Wailers - Catch a Fire 141 Pixies - Doolittle 142 Born in the US.A. - Bruce Springsteen 143 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground 144 Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti 145 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 146 Parallel Lines - Blondie 147 Jeff Buckley - Grace 148 Channel Orange - Frank Ocean 149 John Prine - John Prine 150 Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska 151 Faith - George Michael 152 The Pretenders - Pretenders 153 PJ Harvey - Rid of Me 154 Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace 155 The Black Album - Jay-Z 156 Let it Be - The Replacements 157 Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? 158 Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun 159 Synchronicity - The Police 160 Pearl Jam - Ten 161 Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash 162 Different Class - Pulp 163 Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever 164 Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison 165 R.E.M. - Murmur 166 Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats 167 Depeche Mode - Violator 168 Can’t Buy a Thrill - Steely Dan 169 Billy Joel - The Stranger 170 Cream - Disraeli Gears 171 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation 172 Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 173 In Utero - Nirvana 174 Jimmy Cliff and Various Artists - The Harder They Come: Original Soundtrack 175 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. 176 Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet 177 Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story 178 Otis Blue - Otis Redding 179 Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death 180 Love - Forever Changes 181 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan 182 James Taylor - Sweet Baby James 183 Brown Sugar - D'Angelo 184 She’s So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper 185 Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones 186 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik 187 Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted 188 Electric Warrior - T. Rex 189 Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney 190 Tommy - The Who 191 Etta James - At Last! 192 Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys 193 Willy and the Poor Boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival 194 Bad - Michael Jackson 195 Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen 196 Robyn - Body Talk 197 The Beatles - Meet the Beatles! 198 The B-52's - The B-52's 199 Slanted and Enchanted - Pavement 200 Sade - Diamond Life 201 Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest 202 Björk - Homogenic 203 Pink Moon - Nick Drake 204 Kanye West - Graduation 205 Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman 206 David Bowie - Low 207 Eagles - Eagles 208 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III 209 Run-DMC - Raising Hell 210 Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul 211 Joy Divison - Unknown Pleasures 212 Wild Is the Wind - Nina Simone 213 Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel 214 Wildflowers - Tom Petty 215 American Beauty - Grateful Dead 216 EitheOr - Elliott Smith 217 Oasis - Definitely Maybe 218 TLC - CrazySexyCool 219 Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 220 Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Déjà Vu 221 Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine 222 Ray Of Light - Madonna 223 Imagine - John Lennon 224 Dixie Chicks - Fly 225 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 226 Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 227 Here’s Little Richard - Little Richard 228 De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead 229 Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection 230 Anti - Rihanna 231 Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 232 Giant Steps - John Coltrane 233 Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes 234 Black Sabbath - Master of Reality 235 Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) 236 Discovery - Daft Punk 237 Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger 238 Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk 239 Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions 240 Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 - Sam Cooke 241 Massive Attack - Blue Lines 242 Loaded - The Velvet Underground 243 The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle 244 808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West 245 Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas 246 LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out 247 Love Deluxe - Sade 248 Green Day - American Idiot 249 Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston 250 Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady 251 Elton John - Honky Château 252 Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! - Devo 253 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd 254 Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters 255 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan 256 Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman 257 Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton 258 Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns 259 Janis Joplin - Pearl 260 The Slits - Cut 261 Beastie Boys - Check Your Head 262 Power, Corruption & Lies - New Order 263 The Beatles - Hard Day's Night 264 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd 265 Pavement - Wowee Zowee 266 The Beatles - Help! 267 Double Nickels on the Dime - Minutemen 268 Sail Away - Randy Newman 269 Kanye West - Yeezus 270 Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour 271 Mary J. Blige - What’s the 411? 272 The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat 273 Entertainment! - Gang of Four 274 Sweetheart of the Rodeo - The Byrds 275 Curtis - Curtis Mayfield 276 The Bends - Radiohead 277 The Diary of Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys 278 Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy 279 MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana 280 Get Rich or Die Tryin' - 50 Cent 281 Nilsson Schmilsson - Harry Nilsson 282 In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra 283 Donna Summer - Bad Girls 284 Down Every Road 1962-1994 - Merle Haggard 285 Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers 286 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers 287 The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man 288 The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers 289 Björk - Post 290 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - OutKast 291 Destiny's Child - The Writing’s on The Wall 292 Van Halen - Van Halen 293 The Breeders - Last Splash 294 Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album) 295 Random Access Memories - Daft Punk 296 Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young 297 Peter Gabriel - So 298 Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty 299 B.B. King - Live at the Regal 300 Come on Over - Shania Twain 301 New York Dolls - New York Dolls 302 Neil Young - Tonight's the Night 303 ABBA - The Definitive Collection 304 Just As I Am - Bill Withers 305 Alive! - Kiss 306 Al Green - I'm Still in Love With You 307 Portrait of a Legend - Sam Cooke 308 Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets 309 Closer - Joy Divison 310 Wire - Pink Flag 311 Neil Young - On the Beach 312 Solange - A Seat at the Table 313 PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea 314 Aaliyah - One In A Million 315 El Mal Querer - Rosalía 316 The Who Sell Out - The Who 317 Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin 318 The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson 319 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses 320 X - Los Angeles 321 Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell! 322 From Elvis in Memphis - Elvis Presley 323 The Clash - Sandinista! 324 Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head 325 Jerry Lee Lewis - All Killer No Filler! 326 Prince - Dirty Mind 327 The Who - Live at Leeds 328 Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend 329 DJ Shadow - Entroducing..... 330 The Rolling Stones - Aftermath 331 Madonna - Like a Prayer 332 Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley 333 Bill Withers - Still Bill 334 Abraxas - Santana 335 Bob Dylan and the Band - The Basement Tapes 336 Avalon - Roxy Music 337 Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding 338 Another Green World - Brian Eno 339 Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson 340 Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg 341 Siamese Dream - The Smashing Pumpkins 342 The Beatles - Let It Be 343 Greatest Hits - Sly and the Family Stone 344 Toots and the Maytals - Funky Kingston 345 Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 346 AM - Arctic Monkeys 347 GZA - Liquid Swords 348 Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch 349 Kick Out the Jams - MC5 350 Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind 351 For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music 352 Eminem - The Slim Shady LP 353 The Cars - The Cars 354 Germfree Adolescents - X-Ray Spex 355 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath 356 Gris-Gris - Dr. John 357 Tom Waits - Rain Dogs 358 Sonic Youth - Goo 359 Big Star - Radio City 360 Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove 361 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance 362 Luther Vandross - Never Too Much 363 The Mothership Connection - Parliament 364 More Songs About Buildings and Food - Talking Heads 365 Madvillain - Madvillainy 366 Rocks - Aerosmith 367 If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Drake 368 George Harrison - All Things Must Pass 369 Mobb Deep - The Infamous 370 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II 371 Anthology - The Temptations 372 Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills 373 Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul 374 Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers 375 Green Day - Dookie 376 Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 377 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell 378 Run-D.M.C. - Run-DMC 379 Moving Pictures - Rush 380 Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus 381 (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd 382 Currents - Tame Impala 383 Massive Attack - Mezzanine 384 The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 385 Ramones - Rocket to Russia 386 J Dilla - Donuts 387 Radiohead - In Rainbows 388 Young, Gifted and Black - Aretha Franklin 389 The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey 390 Pixies - Surfer Rosa 391 Kelis - Kaleidoscope 392 Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner - Ike and Tina Turner 393 Taylor Swift - 1989 394 Diana - Diana Ross 395 Black Messiah - D’Angelo and the Vanguard 396 Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything? 397 Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 398 The Raincoats - The Raincoats 399 Brian Wilson - Smile 400 The Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat 401 Blondie - Blondie 402 Expensive Shit - Fela Kuti and Africa 70 403 Supreme Clientele - Ghostface Killah 404 Anita Baker - Rapture 405 Various - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 406 Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs 407 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young 408 Motörhead - Ace of Spades 409 Grateful Dead - Workingman’s Dead 410 Wild Honey - The Beach Boys 411 Love and Theft - Bob Dylan 412 Smokey Robinson - Going to a Go Go 413 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory 414 Chic - Risqué 415 The Meters - Looka Py Py 416 Things Fall Apart - The Roots 417 Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come 418 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits 419 Eric Church - Chief 420 That’s the Way of the World - Earth, Wind and Fire 421 Arular - M.I.A. 422 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye 423 Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One 424 Odelay - Beck 425 Paul Simon - Paul Simon 426 Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams 427 Call Me - Al Green 428 New Day Rising - Hüsker Dü 429 Reach Out - The Four Tops 430 My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello 431 How Will the Wolf Survive? - Los Lobos 432 Usher - Confessions 433 Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem 434 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement 435 Actually - Pet Shop Boys 436 All Eyez on Me - 2Pac 437 Screamadelica - Primal Scream 438 Parklife - Blur 439 Sex Machine - James Brown 440 Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter 441 Britney Spears - Blackout 442 Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd 443 David Bowie - Scary Monsters 444 Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple 445 Close to the Edge - Yes 446 Journey in Satchidanada - Alice Coltrane 447 Bad Bunny - X 100pre 448 Dictionary of Soul - Otis Redding 449 Elephant - The White Stripes 450 Ram - Paul and Linda McCartney 451 First Take - Roberta Flack 452 Diana Ross and the Supremes - Anthology 453 Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails 454 Can - Ege Bamyasi 455 Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley 456 Al Green - Greatest Hits 457 I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got - Sinéad O’Connor 458 Southeastern - Jason Isbell 459 Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of the Day 460 Melodrama - Lorde 461 For Emma - Bon Iver 462 The Gilded Palace of Sin - The Flying Burrito Brothers 463 Eli & the 13th Confession - Laura Nyro 464 3x3 - The Isley Brothers 465 King Sunny Adé - The Best of the Classic Years 466 The Beach Boys Today! - The Beach Boys 467 Maxwell - BLACKsummers’night 468 Some Girls - The Rolling Stones 469 Clandestino - Manu Chao 470 400 Degreez - Juvenile 471 Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow 472 SZA - Ctrl 473 Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino 474 #1 Record - Big Star 475 Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow 476 Sparks - Kimono My House 477 Moanin' in the Moonlight - Howlin’ Wolf 478 The Kinks - Something Else By the Kinks 479 Selena - Amor Prohibido 480 Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings 481 Belle and Sebastian - If You’re Feeling Sinister 482 The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 483 The Anthology - Muddy Waters 484 Lady Gaga - Born This Way 485 I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight - Richard and Linda Thompson 486 Continuum - John Mayer 487 Damaged - Black Flag 488 The Stooges - The Stooges 489 Phil Spector and Various Artists - Back to Mono (1958-1969) 490 Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel 491 Harry Styles - Fine Line 492 Nick of Time - Bonnie Raitt 493 Here, My Dear - Marvin Gaye 494 Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes - The Ronettes 495 Boyz II Men - II 496 Shakira - Dónde Están los Ladrones 497 Various Artists - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto 498 Suicide - Suicide 499 Rufus, Chaka Khan - Ask Rufus 500 Arcade Fire - Funeral
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Batman Beyond Complete Series HDX

Black Hawk Down 4k

Brides Maids Itunes Ports HDX Untested

Braveheart 4k Vudu or 4k Itunes

The Finest Hours MA SPLIT No Points

The Finest Hours GP Split Ports

Gemini Man HDX VUDU or Itunes Untested Split

Gladiator 4k Vudu or Itunes

Godzilla King of Monsters HDX

Gotham Season 1 HDX

Gotham Season 2 HDX

Gotham Season 3 HDX

Gotham Season 4 HDX

Happy Death Day HDX

Hobbs and Shaw HDX

The Hurricane Heist HDX

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift HDX MA

The Imitation Game HDX

The Incredible Hulk 4k (2008)

Jaws 4k

Jaws HDX

Justice League Doom HDX

The Martian HDX (4k Itunes Ports)

A Most Violent Year (A24) HDX Vudu

The Other Woman HDX MA

Pacific Rim Uprising 4k MA

Pet Sematary 2019 4k (Vudu or Itunes)

A Prayer Before Dawn HDX A24

Prometheus HDX MA (Maybe 4k itunes ports)

Promised Land 2012 Itunes HDX Ports Untested

Rambo First Blood Part 1 4k

Rampage 4k

Robin Hood 1973 GP Split HDX Ports

Robin Hood 1973 MA Split No Points

The Spectacular Now SD (A24)

Sex and the City 1 and 2 Movie Bundle SD

Shivers HDX

Skyscraper 4k

Slederman SD

Son of Batman HDX MA

Spotlight HDX MA Itunes Untested

Thor Dark World 4k FULL with Points

Wild 2014 HDX MA (4k Itunes Ports)

X-Men Dark Phoenix HDX

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The Big Short HDX

The Dictator HDX

Katy Perry The Movie Part of Me HDX

Pet Semetary 1989 HDX

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Allied Itunes Only HDX No Port

America: Imagine the World Without Her SD Vudu

American Reunion Unrated HDX Itunes Untested Ports (You Try first)

Bad Moms HDX (Itunes Untested Ports)

Ballers Season 2 HDX ITUNES ONLY Does not port

Ballers Season 3 HDX ITUNES ONLY Does not port

Barbie Videogame Hero HDX MA

Batman the Killing Joke HDX

Breaking Dawn Part 2 VUDU HDX

Bullet to the Head HDX

Bumblebee 4k (Vudu or Itunes)

The Campaign HDX

Captain Marvel HDX GP Split

Captain Underpants Movie HDX

The Choice Vudu HDX and Itunes Untested

Columbiana HDX Unrated MA

Crazy Stupid Love HDX

Courageous 2011 HDX

The Dark Knight Rises HDX

Deadpool HDX (Ports 4k in itunes)

Death Race 3 Unrated HDX MA

Despicable Me 3 Itunes only Should port to MA) HDX

The Dictator (Itunes only does not Port) Untested so you try first

Disneynature: Bears HDX GP Split Ports

Doctor Strange Live Action GP Split

Don't Breath SD

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse HDX

Drive 2011 HDX MA

Empire State HDX 2013

Enough Said HDX MA

Epic HDX MA

Fate of the Furious 4K MA or Itunes 4k (Ports)

Fate of the furious extended director's Cut 4k itunes (Ports to MA)

Fifty Shades of Gray HDX Unrated

Footloose 2011 SD Vudu

Force Awakens HDX GP

Furious 7 Extended Edition HDX

Fury 2014 HDX MA

The Dark Knight Rises HDX

Fences HDX

Fifty Shades Darker 4k

Game of Thrones Season 7 VUDU HDX

Gangster Squad HDX MA

Ghostbusters 1984 HDX

G.I. Joe Retaliation HDX vudu

Goosebumps 1 (2015) SD

Hop HDX MA

Hugo (From DVD) Assume SD

Inception HDX

Inside Out MA Split No Points

Into the Woods GP Split

Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit 4K Itunes Only DOES NOT PORT

J.Edgar 2011 HDX MA

Jingle All the Way 2 HDX

Joe 2014 (From DVD) Likely redeems SD

John Wick Chapter 1 4k Vudu or Itunes (No Port)

John Wick Chapter 2 4k Itunes NO PORT

Jurassic World 1 HDX

Katy Perry Part of Me Vudu HDX

Katy Perry Part of Me Itunes Only (Unverified and no way to test)

Knock Knock 2015 SD (From DVD might upgrade HD) Vudu

Labor Day Vudu HDX (or Itunes untested No port)

Last Jedi GP split HDX

Kung Fu Panda 3 HDX

The Last Witch Hunter HDX

Life of Pi HDX

Maggie 2015 SD (From DVD might upgrade HD) Vudu

Mamma Mia!: The Movie Untested Itunes Ports

The Meg 4k

Miss Peregrines's Home for Peculiar Children HDX

Monster High Electrified HDX MA AND ITUNES

Monster High Great Scarrier Reef HDX MA AND ITUNES

Mud HDX Vudu

Mud 2017 (Likely SD code from DVD)

Noah HDX 2014 Vudu (possible Itunes)

Oz the Great and Powerful MA SPLIT no points

Pacific Rim HDX

Parental Guidance HDX VUDU

Parker 2013 HDX MA

Pet Sematary(2019) Itunes 4k (Untested, you try first)

Philomena SD Vudu

Pitch Perfect HDX

The Pirates! Band of Misfits HDX

The Pirates! Band of Misfits SD

Quiet Place 4k Itunes Untested No Port

Redemption 2013 SD (From DVD might upgrade HD) Vudu

Rogue One GP HDX

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows HDX

Sinister Prob SD from DVD

Snitch HDX

Son of God HDX MA

Spiderman Homecoming HDX

Suicide Squad/SS Extended Cut HDX

Taken 2 HDX

Teen Titans the Judas Contract HDX

Terminator Dark Fate HDX ITUNES (NO PORT)

That Awkward Moment SD MA

Transformers the Last Knight HDX

True Detective Season 1 Maybe SD Itunes UNTESTED You try first

Unknown 2011 HDX

The Walking Dead Season 4 HDX

Warcraft 2016 4K MA (and 4k itunes untested ports)

Warm Bodies Vudu (Might redeem SD from DVD)

The Wizard of Lies Itunes Only No Port HDX (Untested you try first)

Zero Dark Thirty HDX





XML: ASSUME SD, KNOW THE WORKAROUND


Clash of the Titans XML Ports Untested
The Hangover (Ports)
Unknown (2011 Liam Neeson) (Ports)
Unstoppable (Ports)
Abduction XML (Or itunes redeem, not sure) CANADA ONLY Assume SD
Crank 2 High Voltage (No Port)
Wall-E (Ports)
Horton Hears a Who XML SD Untested (Ports)
Green Zone XML (Ports)
Night at the Museum Smithsonian XML Untested Ports
Wanted XML Untested Ports
Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked XML Untested Ports
Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel XML Untested Ports

***Many codes need to be verified before I can confirm trade*



ISO: Castle Rock S2, Full Metal Jacket 4k, His Dark Materials S1, The Grudge 2020, The Hunt, Fantasy Island, Waterworld 4k, Into the Badlands S1 S3, The Current War, The Deuce S3, Salt, The Raid 2, Chef, True Story, A24 Movies, Fear the Walking Dead s3-5, Scooby Doo Movies, DC Animated Movies, VUDU Anime Codes TV/Movies, and anything I dont have already. I NEED VERY FEW DISNEY, SEE EXTRA ISO:

Disney ISO:
Alice In Wonderland Animated Cartoon
Dumbo Animated Cartoon
Little Mermaid 2
Willow
Mickey Christmas Carol
Lady and the Tramp 2
Some Working Disney XMLs



DC Animated ISO:
Batman Under the Red Hood
Superman Batman Public Enemies
Green Lantern First Flight
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2020.09.23 02:48 normancrane Iris [1/3]

Part 1 <-- You are here.
Part 2 [soon]
Part 3 [soon]

Iris

The first person to ever tell me the theory was Iris. It was nighttime in 2015, and we were lying on an old mattress on the roof of a four-storey apartment building in a university town in southern Ontario. A party was going on downstairs to which we’d both been invited and from whose monotony we’d helped each other escape through an ordinary white door that said “No entrance”. It was summer. I remember the heat waves and the radiating warmth of the asphalt. Our semester was over and we had started existing until the next one started in the way all students exist when they don’t spend their months off at home or touring Europe. I could feel the bass thumping from below. I could see the infinite stars in the cloudless sky. The sound seemed so disconnected from the image. Iris and I weren’t dating, we were just friends, but she leaned toward me on the mattress that night until I could feel her breathing on my neck, and, with my eyes pointed spaceward, she began: “What if…”
Back then it was pure speculation, a wild fantasy inspired by the THC from the joint we were passing back and forth and uninhibited by the beer we’d already drunk. There was nothing scientific or even philosophical about Iris’ telling of it. The theory was a flight of imagination influenced by her name and personalized by the genetic defect of her eyes, which her doctors had said would render her blind by fifty. Even thirty-five seemed far away. It’s heartbreaking now to know that Iris never did live to experience her blindness—her own genetic fate interrupted by the genetic fate of the world—but that night, imagination, the quality Einstein called more important than knowledge, lit up both our brains in synapses of neon as we shared our joint, sucking it into glowing nothingness, Iris paranoid that she’d wake up one morning in eternal darkness despite the doctors’ assurances that her blindness would occur gradually, and me fearing that I would never find love, never share my life with anyone, but soothed at least by Iris’ words and her impossible ideas because Einstein was right, and imagination is magical enough to cure anything.

2025, Pre-

I graduated with a degree in one field, found a low paying job in another, got married, worked my way to slightly better pay, wanted to have a child, bought a Beagle named Pillow as a temporary substitute, lived in an apartment overlooking a green garbage bin that was always full of beer cans and pizza boxes, and held my wife, crying, when we found out that we couldn’t have children. Somewhere along the way my parents died and Kurt Schwaller, a physicist from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, proved a grand theory of everything that rather than being based on the vibrations of strings, was based on a property of particles called viscous time force. I never understood the details. To me they lacked imagination. The overriding point, the experts on television told us, was that given enough data and computing power we could now predict the outcome of anything. The effect was that no one wanted to study theoretical physics and everyone wanted to make breakthroughs in data collection systems and biological hardware. Hackers created a version of Linux that ran from DNA. Western Digital released the first working holographic storage drive. The NSA, FSB, BND and other agencies rushed to put their suddenly valuable mass of unprocessed raw spy data to prognostic use. A Chinese bookmaker known only by the nick ##!! wrote a piece of Python code that could predict the outcomes of hockey games. Within a month, the NHL and KHL were scrambling to come up with ways of saving their leagues by making them more unpredictable. They introduced elements of chance: power plays without penalties, a tilting ice surface, fluctuating rules that sometimes allowed for icings and offsides and sometimes not, and, finally, a pre-game lottery by which the names of the players on both teams were put into a pot and randomly drawn into two squads. Given enough variables, the strategy did thwart the code, but the inherent unfairness of the innovations alienated the players, the draft made owners question why they were paying the salaries of superstars who played against them half of the time, and the fans simply stopped paying attention to a league full of teams for which their already dwindling loyalty had bottomed out. Besides, the code was basic. ##!! had room to expand. The KHL folded first, followed by the NHL, and then the other sports leagues, preemptively. They didn’t bother to wait until their own codes were broken. I remember seeing an interview with ##!! while this was still front page news. The reporter, a perpetually smiling big-breasted blonde with blindingly white teeth, asked him if he thought that hockey could be rescued by the creation of roving blue lines that would continually alter the relative sizes of both offensive zones and the neutral zone. ##!! answered that he didn’t know what a blue line was because he’d never watched a hockey game in his life. His voice was cold, objective, and there was something terrifyingly inhuman about the idea that a person with no knowledge of a subject could nevertheless understand it so completely. Content had become a mere input of form.
By 2025, mainstream interest in the theory of everything faded, not because the theory was wrong but because it was too right and too abstract and now there weren’t any young theoretical physicists to help explain it using cute graphics on YouTube. We consumed what we understood and passively accepted the fallout while going on with our daily lives. The people who did understand made money, but for the rest of us the consequences were less than their potential, because even with enough time, memory and microprocessors the most we could know was the what and the when, not the why. For the governments and corporations pouring taxes and tax-free earnings into complex models of world domination, that didn’t matter. They weren’t interested in cause. They were in the business of exploiting certainty to gain power. As long as they could predict lightning, they were satisfied. If they could make it, all the better. Away from the cutting edge, however, like ants or ancients, what we craved to know was where the lightning came from, what it meant, and on that issue the theory was silent. As Kurt Schwaller put it in a speech to the United Nations, “All I’ve given you is a tool—a microscope to magnify the minutes, so to speak—with which to investigate in perfect detail the entirety of our interrelations. But the investigations still have to made, ladies and gentlemen. Have a hay stack, look for the needle. Know there might not be one.”
In January, my wife and I began a fertility treatment for which we’d been saving for years. It was undoubtedly the reason we became so emotionally involved in the media attention around Aiko, the lovely, black-haired and fashionable Crown Princess of Japan, who along with her husband was going through the same ordeal that we were. For a few months, it seemed as if the whole world sat on the edges of its seat, wishing for this beautiful royal couple to conceive. And we sat on two, our own and one somewhere in an exotic Japan updated by the royal Twitter feed. It strikes me now that royalty has always fascinated the proles, a feeling that historically went in tandem with hatred, respect or awe, but it was the Japanese who held our attentions the longest and the most genuinely in the twenty-first century, when equality had more or less rendered a hereditary ruling class obsolete. The British declared themselves post-Christian in 2014 and post-Royal in 2021, the European Court of Justice ruled all other European royals invalid in 2022, and the Muslim monarchs pompously degraded themselves one-by-one into their own exiles and executions. Only the Japanese line survived, adapting to the times by refusing to take itself seriously on anything but the most superficial level. They dressed nicely, acted politely and observed a social protocol that we admired without wanting to follow it ourselves. Before he died, my father had often marvelled that the Second World War began with Japan being led by an emperor god, and ended with the American occupation forcing him to renounce his divinity. The Japanese god had died because MacArthur willed it and Hirohito spoke it. Godhood was like plaque. If your mother told you to brush your teeth, off it went, provided you used the right flavour of Colgate. Kings had once ruled by divine right. By 2025, the Crown Princess of Japan ruled our hearts merely by popular approval. She was our special friend, with whom we were all on intimate and imaginary terms. Indeed, on the day she died—on the day they all died—Princess Aiko’s was the most friended account on Facebook.
That’s why March 27, 2025, was such a joyous occasion for us. In hindsight, it’s utterly sick to associate the date with happiness of any kind, but history must always be understood in context, and the context of the announcement was a wirelessly connected world whose collective hopes came suddenly true to the jingle of a breaking news story on the BBC. I was in the kitchen sauteing onions when I heard it. Cutting them had made me cry and my eyes were still red. Then the announcer’s voice broke as he was setting up his intro, and in a video clip that was subsequently rebroadcast, downloaded and parodied close to a billion times in the one hundred thirty-two days that followed, he said: “The Crown Princess of Japan is pregnant!”
I ran to the living room and hugged my wife, who’d fallen to her knees in front of the wall-mounted monitor. Pillow was doing laps on and off the sofa. The BBC cut away from the announcer’s joyful face to a live feed from Japan. As I held my wife, her body felt warm and full of life. The top of her jeans cut into her waist. Her tears wetted the top of my shirt sleeve. Both of our phones started to buzz—emails and Twitter notifications streaming in. On the monitor, Aiko and her husband, both of their angular faces larger than life in 110” 16K, waved to the crowd in Tokyo and the billions watching around the world. They spoke in Japanese and a woman on the BBC translated, but we hardly needed to know her exact words to understand the emotions. If them, why not also us? I knew my wife was having the same thought. We, too, could have a family. Then I smelled burning oil and the pungency of onions and I remembered my sauteing. I gently removed my arms from around my wife’s shoulders and ran back to the kitchen, still listening to Aiko’s voice and its polite English echo, and my hands must have been shaking, or else my whole body was shaking, because after I had turned down the heat I reached for the handle of the frying pan, knocked the pan off the stove top instead, and burned myself while stupidly trying to catch it before it fell, clattering, to the floor. The burned onions splattered. I’d cracked one of the kitchen tiles. My hand turned pale and I felt a numbness before my skin started to overflow with the warmth of pain. Without turning off the broadcast, my wife shooed me downstairs to the garage where we kept our car and drove me to the hospital.
The Toronto streets were raucous. Horns honked. J-pop blared. In the commotion we nearly hit a pedestrian, a middle-aged white woman pushing a baby carriage, who’d cut across Lake Shore without looking both ways. She had appeared suddenly from behind a parked transport—and my wife instinctively jerked the car from the left lane to the right, scraping our side mirror against the truck but saving two lives. The woman barely noticed. She disappeared into a crowd of Asian kids on the other side of street who were dancing to electronica and waving half a dozen Japanese flags, one of which was the Rising Sun Flag, the military flag of Imperial Japan. Clutching my wrist in the hope it would dull the pain in my hand, I wondered how many of them knew about the suffering Japanese soldiers had inflicted on countless Chinese in the name of that flag. To the right, Lake Ontario shone and sparkled in the late afternoon light. A passenger jet took off from Toronto Island Airport and climbed into the sky.
In the hospital waiting room, I sat next to a woman who was reading a movie magazine with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s face on the cover. The Cannes film festival was coming up. My wife checked me in at the reception desk. The woman beside me put down her magazine and told me that she was there with her son, as if needing to justify her presence. I affirmed by nodding. He’d hurt his leg playing soccer for a local Armenian junior boys team, she went on. I said I’d hurt myself frying onions and that I was here with my wife. She said my wife was pretty and asked if I liked movies. Without meaning to do it, I tried to guess her age—unsuccessfully—and proceeded to imagine having doggy style sex with her. She had dark eyes that barely blinked and plump thighs. When I started to feel guilty, I answered her question: sometimes I watched movies at home, but I hadn’t been to a theatre in a decade. When my wife sat down, I let the two of them talk about the woman’s son. I was having trouble concentrating. I took my phone out of my pocket and read all the new emails about the royal conception, then stared at the seconds hand going slowly around its digital clock face on my home screen, wondering why we so often emulated the limitations of analogue machines on devices that were no longer bound by them. I switched my clock type to a digital readout. Now the seconds no longer rotated but flickered away. They called my name over the crackling intercom and a nurse led me to one of the empty rooms. “How about that baby,” he said while we walked. I didn’t see his face, only the shaved back of his head. “The things they can do these days, even for infertile couples.”
I waited for over thirty minutes for a doctor. When one came in, she inspected my hand for less than ten seconds before telling me that I was fine and hinting that I shouldn’t have wasted her time by coming to the emergency room. She had high cheek bones, thin lips and bony wrists. Her tablet had a faux clipboard wallpaper. Maybe I had only misinterpreted her tone. “How about that baby,” I said.
“It’s not a baby yet,” she answered.
This time her tone was impossible to misinterpret. I was only repeating what the nurse had said, I told myself. But I didn’t say that to her. Instead, I imagined her coming home at night to an empty apartment, furnished possibly in a minimalistic Japanese or Swedish style, brewing a cup of black coffee and settling into an armchair to re-read a Simone de Beauvoir novel. I was about to imagine having sex with her when I caught hold of myself and wondered what was up with me today.
When I got back to the waiting room, my wife was no longer there—but the Armenian woman was. She pointed down the hall and told me a room number. She said that sometime after I left, my wife had gotten a cramp and started to vomit all over the floor. Someone was still mopping up. The other people in the waiting room, which was filling up, gave me tactfully dirty looks, either because I was with the vomiter or because I’d shirked my responsible by being away during the vomiting. Irrationally, I wiped my own mouth and fled down the hall.
Inside the numbered room, my wife was sitting hunched over on an observation bed, slowly kicking her feet back and forth. “Are you OK?” I asked.
“Come here,” she said.
I did, and sat beside her on the bed. I repeated my question. She still smelled a little of vomit, but she looked up at me like the world’s luckiest puppy, her eyes big and glassy, and said, “Norman, I’m pregnant.”
That’s all she could say—
That’s all either of us could say for a while.
We just sat there on the examination bed like a pair of best friends on a swing set after dark, dangling our feet and taking turns pulling each other closer. “Are you sure?” I finally asked. My voice was hoarse. I sounded like a frog.
“Yes.” She kicked the heel of my shoe with the rubber toe of hers. “We’re going to have a baby.”
It was beautiful. The most wonderful moment of my life. I remembered the day we met and our little marriage ceremony. I thought about being a father, and felt positively terrified, and about being a better husband, and felt absolutely determined, and as I kissed my wife there in the little hospital room with its sterile green walls, I imagined making love to her. I kept imagining it as we drove back to the apartment through partying Toronto streets. “Not since the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup!” the radio announcer proclaimed—before I turned him off. I also turned off my phone and my wife’s phone. No more buzzing. In the underground parking lot, I leaned over and licked her soft neck. I pushed her through the open apartment door and straight into the living room, onto the sofa, and wished I could be the cushions beneath her thighs and the air invading her lungs. Pillow barked a greeting and wagged her tail. The monitor on the wall showed talking heads and fertility experts. I unbuttoned my wife’s blouse. She unbuckled my belt. The picture on the monitor dissolved to a close-up of Aiko’s smiling face. My wife and I took turns sliding off each other’s jeans. I kissed her bare stomach. She ran her hands through my hair. I dimmed the lights. We made love.
When we were done it was starry nighttime. My wife bandaged my hand. We turned off the television. The silence was refreshing because people on television too often talk like they’re trying to push you off a ledge. My wife excused me from the duty of making supper because of my ineptness with the frying pan, and handed me a leash instead. I hooked it up to Pillow’s collar and took her outside. While she peed, I gazed up at the sky and identified the Big Dipper. It and the Little Dipper were the only constellations I could identify without using a smartphone app. After Pillow finished, we ducked into a nook and I peed, too. The March sky was amazingly clear of smog. My urine splashed on the concrete and I felt embarrassingly primal. I breathed in, shook out the last drops and zipped up.
In the apartment, we ate grilled portabella mushrooms topped with parmesan and parsley and drank brown rice tea. My wife had changed into fresh clothes. I had changed into fresh skin. Every time she said “mom” and “dad”, the words discharged trickles of electricity up and down my peripheral nervous system. We were happy; we were going to have a baby. The whole world was happy; the Crown Princess of Japan of was going to have a baby. The sounds of drunken urban celebrations drifted in through our bedroom window all night like fog, and we barely slept.

2025, Post-

Gold is precious because it’s rare. Now close your eyes and imagine that the next time you open them, everything in your world will be golden: your kitchen table, the bananas you bought on the way home from work yesterday, your bottle of shampoo, even your teeth. Now blink. You’re not alone. The market’s flooded. Gold isn’t rare anymore. It’s everywhere. Which means that it’s worth about as much as its weight in mud, because there’s nothing intrinsically good about gold. Can you write on your gold table? It scratches. Surely you can’t eat your golden fruit. Your shampoo’s not a liquid anymore, so your hair’s already starting to get greasy. And if you do find something to eat that’s not made of metal, how long will those gold teeth last before you grind them into finely polished nubs?
For two days the Earth glittered.
For two days we lived in a daze of perfection.
And then, on March 29, a researcher working with lab mice at Stanford University noticed something odd. All of his female mice were pregnant. He contacted several of his colleagues who were also working with mice, rats, and monkeys. All their female animals were pregnant, too. Some of the colleagues had wives and girlfriends. They took innocent-seeming trips to their local pharmacies and bought up all the available pregnancy tests. At home, women took test after test and all of them showed positive. By midnight, the researchers had drafted a joint letter and sent copies of it to the major newspapers in their countries. On the morning of March 30, the news hit.
When I checked my Twitter feed after breakfast, #impregtoo was already trending. Throughout the day, Reddit lit up with increasingly bizarre accounts of pregnancies that physically couldn’t be but, apparently, were. Post-menopausal women, celibate women, prepubescent girls, women who’d had their uteruses removed only to discover that their reproductive systems had spontaneously regenerated like the severed tales of lizards. Existing early stage pregnancies aborted themselves and re-fertilized, like a system rebooting. Later term pregnancies developed Matryoshka-like pregnancies nested within pregnancies. After a while, I stopped reading, choosing to spend time with my wife instead. As night fell, we reclined on the sofa, her head on my chest, Pillow curled up in our tangle of feet, the television off, and the streets of Toronto eerily quiet save for the intermittent blaring of far off sirens, as any lingering doubts about the reality of the situation melted away like the brief, late season snow that floated gently down from the sky, blackening the streets.
On March 30, the World Health Organization issued a communique confirming that based on the available data it was reasonable to assume that all female mammals were pregnant. No cause was identified. It urged any woman who was not pregnant to step forward immediately. Otherwise, the communique offered no guidance. It indicated merely that the organization was already working with governments around the world to prepare for a massive influx of human population in approximately nine months’ time. Most places, including Toronto, reacted with stunned panic. Non-essential workplaces and schools were decried closed. People were urged to stay indoors. Hospitals prepared for possible complications. A few supermarkets ran out of canned food and there were several bank runs, but nothing happened that the existing systems couldn’t handle. Populations kept their nerve. Highway and air traffic increased slightly as people rushed to be with their friends, families and gynaecologists. We spent the entire day in our apartment and let Pillow pee in the tub. Except for the conspiracy theorists, who believed that the Earth was being cosmically pollinated by aliens, most of us weren’t scared to go outside, but we were scared of the unknown, and we preferred to process that fear in the comfort of our own dens.
The New York Times ran a front page editorial arguing for an evaluation of the situation using Kurt Schwaller’s theory of everything. In conjunction with The Washington Post, The Guardian and The Wikipedia Foundation, a website was set up asking users for technical help, monetary donations and the sharing of any surplus computing power.
The project quickly ran into problems. To accurately predict anything, the theory of everything needed sufficient data, and, on April 2, cryptome.org published a series of leaked emails between the French Minister of Health and a high-ranking member of World Health Organization that proved the latter’s communique had been disingenuous at best. Externally, the World Health Organization had concluded that all female mammals were pregnant. That remained true. However, it had failed to admit an even more baffling development: the wombs of all female mammals had inexplicably become impenetrable to all rays and materials that had so far been tried against them. For all intents and purposes, there was no way to see inside the womb, or to destroy it. The only way to revert the body to its natural form, to terminate the pregnancy, was to kill the woman—an experiment that, according to the high-ranking member of the World Health Organization, the French government had helped conduct on unwilling women in Mali. Both parties issued repeated denials until a video surfaced showing the murders. I couldn’t bring myself to watch it. They spun their denials into arguments about the necessity of sacrificing lives for the greater good.
Reminded once again of the deception inherent in politics, many turned to religion, but the mainstream religions were hesitant to react. They offered few opinions and no answers. The fringe religions split into two camps. Some leaders welcomed this development, the greatest of all known miracles, while others denounced the same as a universal and unnatural punishment for our collective sins of hedonism, egoism and pride. The most successful of all was the Tribe of Akna, a vaguely mystical Maya revival cult that sprang up seemingly overnight and was led by a Guatemalan freelance programmer named Salvador Abaroa. Although it originated in Mexico City, the Tribe spread as quickly across the world as the computer viruses that Abaroa was notorious for creating. On the Tribe’s homepage, Abaroa could be seen striking an antique brass gong and saying in Spanish-tinged English, “Like energy, life is never destroyed. Every one of us plays an integral part of the cosmic ecosystem. Every man, woman and virus.” Elsewhere on the website, you could buy self-published theological textbooks, listen to scratchy recordings of speeches by Alan Watts and read about the hypothesis that Maya thought was deeply connected to Buddhism because the Mayans had crossed the Pacific Ocean and colonized Asia.
But despite the apparent international cooperation happening at the highest levels, the first week of April was an atomizing period for the so-called people on the ground. We hunkered down. Most personal communication was digital. My wife and I exchanged emails with her parents and sister, but we met no one face-to-face, not even on Skype. We neither invited our neighbours to dinner nor were invited by them, despite how easy it was to walk down the hall and knock. I read far more than I wrote, and even when I did write, responding to a blog post or news story, I found it easier to relate to strangers than to the people I knew. My wife said I had a high tolerance for solitude. “Who do you know in the city?” she asked. Although we’d been living here together for three years, she still considered Toronto mine. She was the stranger, I was the native. I said that I knew a few people from work. She told me to call one of them I’d never called before. I did, and the next day’s sky was cloudless and sunny and there were five of us in the apartment: my wife and I, my friend Bakshi and his wife Jacinda, and their daughter, Greta. Greta drank apple juice while the rest of us drank wine, and all five of us gorged ourselves on freshly baked peach cobbler, laughing at silly faces and cracking immature jokes. It hardly registered for me that the majority of the room was unstoppably pregnant, but wasn’t that the point: to forget—if only for a few hours? Instead of watching the BBC, we streamed BDRips of Hayao Miyazaki movies from The Pirate Bay. Porco Rosso ruled the skies, castles flew, a Catbus arrived at its magical stop. Then Bakshi’s phone rang, and he excused himself from the table to take the call. When he returned, his face was grey. “What’s the matter?” Jacinda asked him. He was still holding the phone to his ear. “It’s Kurt Schwaller,” he said. “They just found his body. They think he killed himself.”
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2020.09.23 02:35 Kris_Movies (Selling) NEWLY ADDED TITLES... including Back to the Future, Hobbit and Mission Impossible trilogies, 007, Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, lots of Disney and Marvel, and a bunch of other 4K iTunes and VUDU titles.

PayPal preferred but can do CashApp.
Titles will port to Movies Anywhere unless noted with a "*". All HD unless noted otherwise.
Collections 
Band of Brothers (iTunes)* - $8.50
Daniel Craig: Quadrilogy (VUDU HD) - $17.50
The Hobbit Theatrical Trilogy (GP) - $12
The Wire: Complete Series (GP)* - $20

VUDU/MA - $3 unless marked otherwise 
A Quiet Place*
American Sniper
Arrival\*
Ballers: S3* - $4
Barbie: Starlight Adventure
Big Little Lies* - $4
Bumblebee*
Cloverfield (4K)* - $6
Crawl\*
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Daniel Craig: Quadrilogy* - $16
Dark Knight Rises
Dead In Tombstone (Unrated)
Death Race 3: Unrated
Despicable Me 2 - $4
Dying of the Light\*
Fate of the Furious - Theatrical - $2
Fate of the Furious - Ext. Ed.
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7: Ext. Ed. (4K) - $4
Gemini Man* - $4
Get Out
G.I. Joe: Retaliation*
Girls: Season 5*
Ghost in the Shell/Aeon Flux* - $4
A Good Day to Die Hard (Ex. Ed.)
The Grudge Match
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix - $4.50
Her
Hercules (2014)*
Hugo* (SD/HD?)
Inception - $4
Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack Reacher* - $4
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit*
Jason Bourne
Jurassic World
Les Miserables - $4
Looking: Season 1*
Mission Impossible: Fallout*
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation\*
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol*
Monster High Electrified
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
My Dinner with Herve* - $5
Neighbors
Overlord (4K)* - $5 (HD) - $4
Paranormal Activity 2*
Parental Guidance
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - $4
Pet Semetary (2019)\*
Pitch Perfect - $4
Pitch Perfect 2 (4K) - $4.50
Rango*
R.I.P.D.
Run All Night
Secret Life of Pets - $4
Sherlock Holmes (HD) - $4
Sing Street* - $4
Slap Shot
Skyfall* - $4
Snow White & the Huntsman: Ext. Ed.
Snow White & the Huntsman: Ext. Ed. (4K) - $4.50
Spongebob:: Sponge Out of Water* - $4
Star Trek: Into Darkness*
Star Trek Beyond*
Ted: Unrated
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 2014\*
Terminator: Dark Fate* - $4
Transcendence
Transformers: Age of Extinction* - $2.50
Transformers: Age of Extinction* (4K) - $4
Transformers: Dark of the Moon*
Unbroken
Warcraft - $4
Winter's Tale - $4
World War Z* - $4
Sony Movie Buff Code - $6.50 Choice of: 4K - Escape Room, Brightburn, Alpha, Slender man, MIB: International, Hotel Transylvania 3, All the money in the world, The star, Spider-man Far From Home, The Angry Birds 2, White Boy Rick, The Night Before or HD - Surfs up, The 6th Day, Anger Management
Universal Rewards Code - $3 Choice of: Contraband, American Pie (Unrated), Ed, Leave it to Beaver, Soul to Take

iTunes - $3 unless marked otherwise 
10 Cloverfield Lane (4K)* - $5.50
A Dog's Purpose
A Quiet Place (4K)* - $4
Action Point*
Adrift*
Alien Covenant (4K) - $4.50
American Girl: Lea to the Rescue*
Bad Grandpa*
Ballers: S3* - $4
Band of Brothers (HBO Series)* - $8.50
Battleship (4K) - $4
Ben-Hur (2016)*
Big Little Lies* - $4
Boss Baby
Bumblebee (4K)* - $4
Captain Underpants
Cloverfield (4K)* - $5.50
Crawl (4K)* - $4
Crimson Peak - $4
Deadpool (4K) - $4.50
Despicable Me 2 (4K) - $4
Dragonheart #3
Fast & Furious 6 (4K) - $4
Fifty Shades Darker (4K)
Finest Hours - $4.50
Fast & Furious 4 (4K) - $4.50
Furious 7: Ext. Ed. (4K) - $4
Gemini Man (4K)* - $4.50
Ghost in the Shell (4K) - $4.50
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (4K)* - $4
Girls: Season 5*
The Gunman
Hercules (2014) (4K)* - $4
Hidden Figures - $4
Ice Age - $4
Jack Reacher (4K)* - $4
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (4K)* - $4
Justice (2017)*
Logan (4K) - $4.50
The Longest Ride - $2
Madagascar 3 (SD) - $2.50
Minions (4K) - $4
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children (4K) - $4.50
Mission Impossible 1 (4K)* - $6
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (4K)* - $4.50
Mission Impossible: Fallout (4K)*
Monster High Electrified
My Dinner with Herve* - $4.50
Neighbors
Noah*
The Other Woman - $4
Overlord (4K)* - $4.50
Paranormal Activity 2: Unrated*
paul - $4
The Peanuts Movie (4K) - $4
Pet Semetary (1989) (4K)* - $4.50
Pet Semetary (2019) (4K)* - $4
Playing with Fire - $4
Pitch Perfect
Rings*
R.I.P.D.
Rocketman (4K)* - $4.50
Safe House
Sing (4K) - $4
Slap Shot
Snow White & The Huntsman: Ext. Ed. (4K) - $4
Split (4K) - $4.50
Star Trek (4K)* - $4.50
Star Trek: Into Darkness (4K)* - $4
Taken 3
Ted - $4
Terminator: Dark Fate (4K)* - $4.50
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (4K)* - $4.50
Transformers: Age of Extinction (4K)* - $4
Unbroken
War for the Planet of the Apes (4K) - $4.50
Wolf of Wall Street* - $4.50
World War Z* - $4
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (4K)*

iTunes (SD) - $2.50 unless marked otherwise. 
Not sure which ones will port to MA.
The Croods
Epic
Family Guy: Blue Harvest
A Good Day to Die Hard
The Heat
Jake and the Neverland Pirate's: Peter Pan Returns - $3
Kick Ass
Life of Pi
Miss March
New Years Eve
Parental Guidance
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The Rocker
Sex & the City 2
Skyfall
Taken
Turbo
Transporter 3

GOOGLE PLAY (HD) - $3 unless marked otherwise 
Big Little Lies: S1* - $4
Fehrenheit 451* - $2.50
Game of Thrones Season 1*
Game of Thrones Season 2*
Game of Thrones: Season 7*
Logan - $2
Looking: Season 1*
My Dinner with Herve\*
Silicon Valley: Season 4* - $4.50
The Wire: Complete Series* - $18
Big list of $3-4 Canadian GP's here (many of which port to MA)

Disney/Marvel/Star Wars 
101 Dalmatians (iTunes) - $5
Aladdin: animated (MA) - $5
Aladdin - live action (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $4
Alice through the looking glass (iTunes) - $4.50
Ant Man (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Ant Man & the Wasp (iTunes) - $4.50
Avengers: Age of Ultron (iTunes) - $4
Avengers: Endgame (iTunes) - $3 (GP) - $3
Avengers Infinity War (iTunes) - $3 (GP) - $3
Beauty & The Beast - Enchanted Christmas (MA) - $4.50
Beauty & The Beast - live action (iTunes) - $3.50
Big Hero 6 (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $3
The BFG (iTunes) - $4 (MA) - $4.50
Black Panther (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $3.50
Call of the Wild (GP) - $3.50
Captain Marvel (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $4
Christopher Robin (iTunes) - $4.50 (GP) - $4.50
Cinderella - animated (iTunes) - $4.50
Cinderella - live action (4K MA) - $5.50 (GP) - $4.50
Coco (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Disneynature's: Bears (MA) - $5 (GP) - $4.50
Disneynature's: Born in China (iTunes) - $4
Doctor Strange (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $3.50
Dumbo: live action (MA) - $4.50 (iTunes) - $4
Finding Dory (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Fox and the Hound 2 (iTunes) - $4
Frozen (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Frozen 2 (GP) - $4
Frozen: Sing-along Edition (MA) - $3.50 (GP) - $3
The Good Dinosaur (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $4
Guardians of the Galaxy (GP) - $4.50
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $3
The Incredibles 2 (iTunes) - $4.50
Inside Out (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Iron Man 3 (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
The Jungle Book - live action (iTunes) - $3.50
The Jungle Book 2 (iTunes) - $5
Lion King - animated (GP) - $4.50
The Lion King - 1 1/2 (iTunes) - $5
Lion King - Live action (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $4
The Little Mermaid (iTunes) - $5
Maleficent (iTunes) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Mary Poppins (MA) - $4.50
Moana (MA) - $4.50 (iTunes) - $4
The Nightmare Before Christmas (iTunes SD) - $2.50
Nutcracker & the 4 Realms (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $4
Pete's Dragon (iTunes) - $4
Peter Pan (iTunes) - $4.50
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (MA) - $3.50 (GP) - $3
The Pirate Fairy: Tinkerbell (MA) - $3.50 (GP) - $3
Planes (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Pocahontas 2 (iTunes) - $4
Princess & the Frog (iTunes) - $4
Ralph Breaks the Internet (MA) - $4 (GP) - $3.50
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (iTunes) - $4 (GP) - $4
The Santa Clause 2 (GP) - $3
The Santa Clause 3 (GP) - $3
Sleeping Beauty (MA) - $4.50 (iTunes) - $4
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (iTunes) - $4
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (MA) - $3 (GP) - $2.50
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (MA) - $4.50 (GP) - $4
Super Buddies (iTunes) - $3
Thor: Ragnarok (MA) - $4 (GP) - $3.50
Toy Story 4 (GP) - $4 (iTunes) - $4
Wrinkle in Time (MA) - $4 (GP) - $3.50
Zootopia (GP) - $4
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2020.09.23 01:51 GreenAwareness What *song* makes you think of you Sun sign the most?

I would love to hear what song reflects your sun sign the most in your opinion... As an Aries, my current favorite is Taylor Swift’s “The Last Great American Dynasty” about Aries homie (April 17th, 1915) Rebekah Harkness. But, if I had to choose one for my sign, I think I’d go with “The Sound of Music” classic “Maria”. I think it just captures the vibrancy and childlike charming energy of an Aries with perfection.
“Maria” by Richard Rodgers .
She climbs a tree and scrapes her knee
Her dress has got a tear
She waltzes on her way to Mass
And whistles on the stair
And underneath her wimple
She has curlers in her hair
I even heard her singing in the abbey .
She's always late for chapel
But her penitence is real
She's always late for everything
Except for every meal
I hate to have to say it
But I very firmly feel
Maria's not an asset to the abbey
.
I'd like to say a word in her behalf:
Maria makes me laugh
.
How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!
.
Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her
Many a thing she ought to understand
But how do you make her stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand
.
Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?
.
When I'm with her I'm confused
Out of focus and bemused
And I never know exactly where I am
Unpredictable as weather
She's as flighty as a feather
She's a darling! She's a demon! She's a lamb!
.
She'd outpester any pest
Drive a hornet from its nest
She could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl
She is gentle! She is wild!
She's a riddle! She's a child!
She's a headache! She's an angel!
She's a girl!
.
How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!
.
Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her
Many a thing she ought to understand
But how do you make her stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand
.
Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?
source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/soundtracks/s/thesoundofmusiclyrics/marialyrics.html
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2020.09.22 23:12 pandasparkle [SELL/SWAP US only] Makeup, skincare, haircare, body care, nails, brushes, and sets. Includes Limited Editions Items! Mostly Brand New w/box! Highend and drugstore. Free gifts with purchase & free makeup bags! ABH, Benefit, Colourpop, Clinique, Ofra, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay & more!

Welcome! :D
BN = Brand new, BNIB = Brand new in box, SU = Slightly used

Makeup

Primers:
Becca Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer BNIB $21
Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer BNIB $21
Benefit The PoreFessional Pore Smoothing Face Primer Full Size 0.75 oz BNIB $20 each x4
Elf Poreless Putty Primer BNIB $6 each x2
Smashbox Photo Finish Minimize Pores Primer Full Size 1 oz BNIB $16
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Color Correcting Adjust Travel Size 0.50 BN $9
Too Faced Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer 1.35 oz BNIB $20 each x2
Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer 1.35 oz BNIB $20
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Water Drop Primer 0.68 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Foundations, Concealers, Powders:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation 1 oz BNIB $20
Benefit Boing Brightening Concealer NO. 2 0 Full Size 0.15 oz BNIB $15
Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops “130 MF-G” BNIB $12
Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer + Eraser “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $16
Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 BNIB $16
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup “27 Alasbaster N” Used $5
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder “Cool Beige” 1 oz BNIB $10
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti Aging Waterproof Concealer “Medium” BNIB $18
It Cosmetics CC Cream “Medium” Used (50% left) $4
Nyx Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation 1.01 oz SU $6
Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation 1 oz BNIB $23
Tarte Creaseless Concealer “Light Medium Neutral” BNIB $13
Tarte Rainforest of Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette SU (W/ Box) $25
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Light Neutral x2”, “Light Medium Sand” BNIB $13 each
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation 1 oz: “Natural Beige” BNIB $27
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation 1 oz: “Warm Beige”SU $15
Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder “Translucent” BNIB $20 each x2
Ulta Beauty Youthful Glow Foundation 1.1 oz BNIB $6
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer 0.16 oz “Light Warm” BNIB $15
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid 0.21 oz “Green” SU $9
Setting Sprays:
Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Hydrating Setting Spray Dewy Finish 3.04 oz BN $7
Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Long Lasting Setting Spray Matte Finish 3.04 oz BN $7
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 3.04 oz BN $26 x2
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray Full Size 3.4 oz BNIB $16 x5 x4
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray Full Size Limited Edition “Cherry Blossom” 3.4 oz BNIB (has a chip above the nozzle but doesn’t affect the spray” $17
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray Full Size “Coconut” 3.4 oz BNIB $16
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray Goldlite Full Size 3.4 oz SU $13
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray Pinklite Full Size 3.4 oz SU $13
Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Full Size 2.03 oz BN $6 each x7
Pixi Skintreats Sprays “Glow Mist”, “Hydrating Milky Mist”, “Makeup Fixing Mist”, “Vitamin Makeup Mist” 2.7 oz BN $7 each
Smashbox Primer Water Limited Edition “Centering Citrus”, “So Chill Coconut” BN $20 each
Tarte Ready Set Radiant Skin Mist 2.5 oz BN $15
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 4.0 oz BNIB $19 x2 x1
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 4.0 oz (Older Packaging) BNIB $14
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus 3-in-1 Primer Water 1.52 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Eyebrows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x14), Dark Brown (x6 x3), Ebony (x6), Medium Brown (x14 x13), Soft Brown (x12) BNIB $12 each
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Triangular Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x2), Dark Brown (x1), Ebony (x1), Medium Brown (x4), Soft Brown (x2) BNIB $13 each
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill Full Size: Shades 3 (x2), 3.5 (x3), 4 (x3), 4.5 (x3), 5 (x1) Full Size BNIB $14 each
Benefit KaBrow Cream Gel Eyebrow Color Full Size: Shade “3” BN no box, “4” BNIB, “5” Swatched a little w/ box $12 each
Benefit Gimme Brow + Shade “4”, “4.5” BNIB $12 each
Benefit Soft & Natural Brows Kit Shade 6 Includes Full Size Goof Proof Brow Pencil, High Brow Pencil, mini 24hr Brow Setter, and Shaping Stencils BNIB $20
Eyes:
Benefit They’re Real Mascara Full Size BNIB $16
Burt’s Bees Nourishing Eyeliner “Soft Black” $2
Clinique High Impact Mascara “01 Black” Full Size $16
Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadow Single “143” BNIB $3
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow “Muse” BNIB $4
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara “Intense Black” BN $5 x3
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara “Very Black” BN $5
Covergirl Clean Fresh Mascara “Extreme Black” BN $5
It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara Full Size BN $12
Laura Geller Glamlash Dramatic Volumizing Mascara “Black” BN $10
NYX Glitter “Blue (Sealed)”, “Bronze”, “Crystal”, “Gold”, “Red”, “Style Star”, “Teal” SU $2 each or $10 for all
Nyx Glitter Primer BN $3
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “Milk” BN $3 each x 4
Ofra Eyeshadow Single “Gold Rush” BNIB $4
Tarte Tarteteist Metallic Shadow “Shake Down” BNIB $5 each
TheBalm Overshadow The Sexpots Loose Eyeshadow “No Money, No Honey” BN $5
Ulta Beauty Glitter Eye Top Coat “Born To Shine” BN $2
Ulta Beauty Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Duo Includes “Petite” and “Beauty Junkie” BNIB $6
Ulta Beauty Eyeliner Pencil “Blackout” BN $3
Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil “Blackout” BN $3 x2
Ulta Beauty Matte Eye Primer “Nude” BN $5
Ulta Beauty Plush Drama Volumizing Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Bold Ambition Volumizing & Conditioning Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Limitless Lashes Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara BN $4 x3
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Waterproof Eye Pencil Full Size “Perversion” BNIB $15 each x3
Cheeks (Highlighters, Blushes, Bronzers):
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Highlighter “Peach Fizz” BNIB $15
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Rose Gold” Mini size 0.085 oz BNIB $9
Benefit Galifornia Blush Mini Size 0.08 oz BN $9
Benefit Hoola Bronzer Full Size BN $16
Colourpop Pressed Powder Cheek Highlighter Holiday 2017 “Taffy” BNIB $10
Colourpop x Disney Villains Super Shock Highlighter “Mistress of All Evil (Maleficent)” BNIB $12
Cover fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” BNIB $27
Covergirl Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick “400 So Gilty” BN $4
Flesh Touch Flesh Highlighting Balm “110 Pinky” BNIB $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer “Beach” BNIB $20
KVD Shade & Light Contour Palette BNIB $25
Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Stick “Peach Lightening” BN $2 each x2
Makeup Revolution The One Sculpt Contour Stick “Contour” x2 BNIB $2 each
Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palette “Fierce Mind” BN $8
Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Stick “Incandescent 03” BNIB $3
NYX Whipped Wonderland Liquid Highlighter Limited Edition “LH001 Flight of the Fairy” BNIB $7
NYX Away We Glow Illuminating Powder “Brick Road” BN $5
NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette BN $10
Ofra Highlighter “Rodeo Drive” Full Size BNIB $25
Ofra Eyeshadow/Highlighter Single “Bliss” BN $9 each x2
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer “Bronzer” BNIB $8 each x2
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow Boosting Pressed Bronzer “Medium to Dark” Swatched $4
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush “Plum Rose” SU $4
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Pearl” BN $8
PUR Skin Perfecting Powder Blushing Act “Pretty in Peach” Slightly chipped but never used $15
Tarte Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Bronzer Full size BNIB $20
Too Faced Chocolate Gold Soleil Long Wear Gilded Bronzer “Luminous” BNIB $20
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo “Plumagranate” BNIB $18
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Palm Beach Ready” BN $4
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Ticket to Brazil” BN $4
Wet n Wild Megaglo Loose Highlighting Powder Limited edition “Moon Tears”, “Written in the Stars” BN $15 each
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Bar Limited edition “Earth” BN $15
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Gold Bar “Holly Gold Head” BN $4
Wet n Wild Megoglo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter “Halo, Goodbye” BN $3
Ulta Beauty Duo Chrome Illuminator “Prismatic Mermaid” x2 BN $8
Palettes:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Alyssa Edwards Palette BNIB $30
BH Cosmetics Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Eyeshadow Palette SU $5
Colourpop Baby Got Peach Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $9
Colourpop Blue Moon Eyeshadow Palette SU $7
Colourpop It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette Swatched one shade $8
Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Friendcation Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $30
Dose of Colors Hidden Treasures Palette BNIB $30
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $17
Juvia’s Place The Douce Eyeshadow Palette SU $10
Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $12
KVD Shade & Light Eyeshadow Palette Slightly Swatched $28
Laura Geller Montauk Escape Eye and Face Palette SU $15
Makeup Revolution Reload Eyeshadow Palette “Vitality”, “Newtrals 3” BN $5 each
Makeup Revolution Love Conquers All Eyeshadow Palette BN $5
Makeup Revolution #Selfie Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $5
Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette “05 Earthy Elements” SU $3
Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette “Bling Boss”, “Ring the Alarm” BNIB $9 each
Lorac Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (No mini eyeshadow primer) SU $17
Smashbox Cover Shot Golden Hour Eye Palette BNIB $15
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $38
Ulta Eyeshadow Palette and Blush & Bronzer Duo BN $4
Ulta Eyeshadow Palette and Highlighter & Bronzer Duo BN $4
Ulta Eyeshadow Quad “Natural” BN $1
Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow Palette Swatched $10
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad Limited Edition “Secret Garden Rendezvous” BN $6
Magnetic Palettes: Ofra (includes blush) BN $10 each x2 , Colourpop $10 each x2
Lips (Highend)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss “Luna” BNIB $10
BareMinerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss “Cosmic”, “Fancy”, “Flirt”, “Tantalize” BNIB $8 each
BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick “Icon”, “XYZ” SU w/ box $5 each
BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick “Petal” BNIB $9
Becca Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss “Champagne Dream x Bellini” BNIB $9
Buxom Full On Lip Polish Full Size BNIB “Debbie” (x3, one w/ no box), “Hailey”, “Maddy” (no box), “Sarah”, “Trixie”, “White Russian” (no box) $9 each
Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick “Bare With Me” BNIB $10 each x2
Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato “Red Door Crush 15” BN $10
Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments Liquid Lip “18 Gwyneth” BNIB $10
Lime Crime Diamond Crusher “Lit”, “Trip”, “Unicorn” BNIB $10 each
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “Bleached” BNIB $12 each x2
Lipstick Queen “Morning Sunshine” Lipstick BNIB $19 each x2
Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner BNIB $9 each x2
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Hey Boy, Hey” BN $19
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Mamastarrr” Never used but has dried spots from lipstick sweating (still in good condition) $15
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Mamastarrr” BNIB $20
MAC Frost Lipstick “Costa Chic” Never used but has a chip $7
MAC Matte Lipstick “Russian Red” BNIB $10
MAC Very Valuable Lipglass Mini Kit 1 BNIB $10
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment “American Woman (SU)” $10, “Starwoman (BNIB)” $15
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick “Laguna Beach (x2)” BNIB $12, “Las Olas (SU)” $9, “Mina (x2 one w/out box) $12, “Monaco (x3 one w/out box) BNIB $12
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick “Spoiler Alert” BNIB $12
Stila Shine Fever Lip Vinyl “Speedway” BNIB $15
Stila Lip Glaze “Ruby Grapefruit DW” BN $9
Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon “Blackout” BNIB $6
TheBalm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss “Exaggerate” BNIB $9
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze “Who Gives A Fig?” BNIB $6
Urban Decay Kristen Leanne Liquid Lipstick “Forget” BNIB $10
Urban Decay Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss “Shadowheart” BNIB $8
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat “Copycat” BNIB $5
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick “Bang (Cream)” BNIB $10
Woosh Beauty Spin-On Lip Gloss “Glam Peach” BNIB $9
Lips (Drugstore):
Colourpop Disney Villains Lux Lipstick “Dr. Facilier (Creme)” BNIB $10
Colourpop Disney Villains Ultra Glossy Lip “Puppies!!! (Prismatic)” BNIB $10
Elf Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick “Touch of Berry” BNIB $3 each x3
Elf Gotta Glow Lip Tint “Perfect Berry” BNIB $3
Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss “Behind the Scenes (Clear)” $2 each x2
Fizz & Bubble Lip Scrub “Cherry Slush x2”, “Sugar Tart” BN $5 each “Watermelon (not sealed but not used)” $2
Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub “Peach Popsicle” BNIB $6
LA Girl Glitter Magic Shimmer Shifting Lip Color “Champagne Fizz” x2 BN $4 each
Loreal Limited Edition Balmain Lipstick “Fever” BN $8
Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer “The One For All” BNIB $3
Makeup Revolution Lipstick “Chauffuer” BN $2
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm “Beam of Blush (Crystal)“, “Cherry Me” BN $2 each
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick “379 Fuchsia For Me x3”, “565 Almond Rose” BN $3 each
Milani Color Statement Lipstick “17 Plumrose” BN $2
NYX Lip Lingerie Gloss “Euro Trash” & NYX Lip Lingerie Matte Liquid Lipstick “Exotic” BN $4
each
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Copenhagen”, “Paris”, “Prague” BN $3 each
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner “Subversive Socialite” BN $3 each x2
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner “Stockholm” BN $3
Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner “063 Eastend Snob” BN $3
Skinfix Lip Coconut Mint “Natural Coconut Mint”, “Natural Lemon Mint”, “Natural Watermelon Mint x2” BN $4
Sleek Major Matte Lip Cream “Rioja Red” BN $1
Sleek Shattered Glass Lip Topper “Bad Moon”, “Hoax” BN $2 each
Soap & Glory Poutstanding Lip Contouring Crayon “No Candy Do” BNIB $5 x2 each
Sunbum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 “Banana”, “Coconut” BN $2 each
Ulta Beauty Juice Infused Lip Oil “Coconut” “Sweet Rose x2” BN $5 each
Ulta Beauty Tinted Juice Infused Lip Oil “Passionate Peach” BN $5 each x2
Ulta Beauty Luxe Lipstick “Mischievous”, “Social Status (x3)” BN $3 each
Ulta Beauty Lip Plumping Transforming Top Coat “Ethereal” BN $4
Ulta Beauty Shiny Sheer Lip Gloss “Pink” BN $4
Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm BN $2
Ulta Beauty Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 “Punchy Pomegranate Lip Balm”, “Tropical Coconut Lip Balm” $1 each
Victoria's Secret Lip Silk Sheer Gloss “Glowing”, “Flawless”, “Irresistible” BN $1 each
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Nudist Peach” “Ride on My Copper x3 (Metallic)” BN $2 each
Wet N Wild PerfectPout Lip Scrub Limited Edition “Citrus Elixir” Not sealed but not used $2

Skincare:

BareMineral Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Protective Veil SPF 30 1.7 oz BNIB $29
Clinique ID Cartridge for Pores & Uneven Texture 0.34 oz BNIB $10
Clinique ID Dramatically different hydrating jelly 3.9 oz BNIB $19
Clinique 3 Step Skincare System Dry Combination Skin Type 2 includes Dramatically different moisturizing lotion (0.5 oz), Liquid Facial Soap Mild (1 oz), Clarifying Lotion 2 (1 oz) $8
Clinique Dewy Delights Set: Includes Moisture Surge 72 Hr Auto Replenishing Hydrator 0.5 oz, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 1 oz, Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief 1 oz, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm “Woppin’ Watermelon” BNIB $19
Crepe Erase Flaw-Fix Eye Cream 0.5 oz BNIB $35
DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant SU $37
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance 1.7 oz BNIB $29 each
Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum BNIB (Retail Price $145) $95
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream Sunscreen SPF 15 BNIB $40
Foreo Day Cleanser Awakening Radiance Yogurt 2 oz BNIB $17
Foreo Night Cleanser Celestial Melting Gel 2 oz BNIB $17
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser 5.0 oz x4 $12 each
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 2 oz SU $9
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 6 oz: “Honeysuckle” BN $34
H20 + Rapids Probiotic Sorbet Moisturizer 1.7 oz BNIB $15
IT Cosmetic Confidence In An Eye Cream 0.5 oz BNIB $25
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment 1 oz BNIB $18
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 2 oz BN $75
Kiwi Botanicals Purifying Honey Melt Facial Cleanser 3.1 oz
Kopari Coconut Face Cream 2.5 oz BNIB $25
Kopari Coconut Rose Toner 5.1 oz BNIB $19
Kopari Coconut TLC Kit: Includes Coconut melt (2.5 oz), and Lip glossy (0.35 oz) BNIB $19
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion 1 oz BN $10 each x4
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum 1 oz BN $30
Murad Age Reform Hydo-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture 1.7 oz BNIB $39
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 1.0 oz BNIB (Retail Price $89) $65
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 BN 2 pack $10, one $6
No 7 Early Defense Glow Activating Serum 1 oz BN $18
Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Stick 0.5 oz BNIB $10
OLAY Complete Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Combination/Oily 6 oz BNIB $6
Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads Super Size 90 Pads BNIB $46
ProactivMD Blackhead Dissolving Gel 1 oz BNIB $15
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Drying Lotion BN $7
Skinfood Watermelon Mask BN $9
Soap & Glory Scrub Atomic Daily Face Polish 3.3 oz BNIB $6
Ulta Beauty 24k Magic Metallic Peel Off Mask Rose Gold 3.4 oz BN $9
Ulta Beauty Hydraburst Leave On Mask 1.7 oz BN $9
Ulta Beauty Watermelon Sleeping Mask 2 oz BNIB $6

Body Care:

Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream 1.3 oz BN $4 each x3
Ahava Smoothing Body Lotion Superfood Kale & Turmeric 1.3 oz
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion “Into The Wild” 8 oz SU $3
H20+ Beauty Oasis Body Gel Moisturizer (2 oz) & Sea Green Body Butter (1 oz) BN $2 each
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 2.25 oz “Star Jasmine & Vanilla” (Limited Edition) BN $8
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Cinnamon Sugar & Vanilla Butter Creme (Limited Edition)” BN $20
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Mandarin Orange & Key Lime (Limited Edition)” BN $20
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 21 oz: “Original” BN $30
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz” “Blood Orange” SU $5
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz: “Pineapple Flower” SU $5
Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter 5 oz: “Blood Orange” SU $5
Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 2.3 oz “Organic Rice Milk &Cherry Blossom” x4 BN $5 each
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist 3.04 oz SU $9
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Exotic Bloom” 8 oz BN $8
Victoria’s Secret Pink Body Mist and Lotion Mini “Warm &; Cozy” 2.5 oz BN $3 each
(Free Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm 0.33 oz “Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil” BN x2 w/ $10 body care purchase, while supplies last)

Haircare:

Bed Head Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray 10.2 oz BN $8
Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray 8.5 oz SU $10
Matrix Biolage Thermal Active Repair Gloss Lightweight Serum 3.0 oz SU $2
Pravana The Perfect Blonde Seal & Protect Leave In 10.1 oz BN $12
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer 5.7 oz $10 each x2 or $16 for both (defective bottle will come free w/ purchase of one or both x1)
Redken Set Includes deluxe size: All Soft shampoo and conditioner, One United, Triple Take 32 hairspray BNIB $8 each x5

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EcoTools Fan Favorites Beauty Kit BNIB $15
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It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Buffing Foundation No 301 BNIB $30
It Brushes for Ulta Limited Edition You’re a Star Multitasking Foundation Brush 2019 BNIB $30
Lime Crime Hot Stuff Brush Set BNIB $20
Real Techniques Brush Crush Cosmic Sponge Duo BNIB $10
Tangle Teezer On the Go Detangling Hairbrush Hello Kitty BNIB $19

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OPI Nail Lacquer “Have A Grape Summer”, “N-Iceland” BN $5 each
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Set “131 Coral Carnival” BNIB $10
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2020.09.22 23:00 AustralianChrono Virtual Drag Race Season 11: The Premiere Episode 1- Lip Syncing With A Bang, Baby!

Virtual Drag Race Season 11: The Premiere Episode 1- Lip Syncing With A Bang, Baby!
Sophie Srs smiles.
Hey Ladies, Gentlemen, and Everyone In Between...
I'm Sophie Srs.
And...
I am the Host of Virtual Drag Race.
Sophie screeches.
AHH! That feels so GOOD to say!
Welcome to the new Era.
We're starting off...
With a BANG.
Let's meet our next Monarch's...
I wonder if there are any old surprises along the way...
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Melodrama walks out in a huge ballgown that looks as if it is made of stars. Her hair is huge, glittering and her makeup, upon closer notice... appears to have stars detailed among her face.
"Oh, the drama!" She gasps. "Oh, my... no one here but meeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
Melordrama: "My name is Melodrama, and I dare say I am the most dramatic Queen in the WOOOOOOOOORLD!" Lightning crack effects go on in the background. Melodrama smiles. "I'm a Drag Queen who is obsessed with extravagance. Big, Dramatic, Over The Top... I'm every theatre kid meeting Opera Singer in 1891. I'm known for my looks, the theatrics, and... that mug." Melodrama smiles. "Never anything basic because if you don't catch anyone's eye... why are you a drag Queen?!"
Melodrama sits carefully upon her seat. "NEXT!"
Frida Tits walks out in a big pink showgirl outfit. Feathers everywhere, big blonde hair and glamour galore, she grins. "Let it all in, baby!"
Frida Tits: "I'm Frida, and I'm the Tits!" Frida shakes her chest around smiling. "I'm 21, and from Calabasas...." The screen changes to reveal her age of 23, and that she's based in Vegas... "Whoops." She laughs. "I'm 23... and I'm a Showgirl. I'm known for being one of the best Dancing Diva's of Vegas, and the people KNOW my name. I'm iconic."
"A Drag Queen's Drag Queen!" Melodrama yells and extends her arm. "Melodrama."
"I'm just drama." Frida winks. "Love the gown."
"Love the headdress!"
"It's 1000 Plucked Ostrich Feathers. I hand pulled them myself." Frida smiles.
Melodrama: "Now... I don't know... if she's serious. But I love the theatrics!"
Rita Buk walks in dressed straight out of the 18th Century, in a gorgeous Vintage dress. "Why wait for Mr Darcy..." She smirks. "When you can be him AND Elizabeth!"
"Love a reference." Melodrama smiles.
Rita Buk: "My name is Rita Buk, and I love... to read books!" Rita grins. "I'm 26 and I am the Camp Queen of NYC. My Drag is obsessed with references- fashion forward, but polished, referential and campy... all in one. I'm a comedy Queen, and yes, I love to roast and read to filth. But I do so much more as well. I raise money for causes, I perform my butt off and in quiet times... I write my book, something I've been doing for... the last 10 years?" Rita laughs. "I'm doing this to distract myself from writing."
"Come on Pride and Prejudice!" Melodrama smiles.
"Wah?" Frida looks confused.
"Classic Literary Book..." Rita smiles. "Rita Buk."
"Melodrama." Melodrama smiles.
"FRIDA TITS!" Frida yells.
Rita's face drops. "Oh my!" She laughs.
In a huge latex Tan hat, and Gucci inspired bodysuit, Fame Fontaine struts in with BIG heels. "I'm here to Slay... not Just Play."
Fame Fontaine: "Remember my Name, children!" Fame smiles. "I'm Fame Fontaine, and yes, I'm dancing DIVA. I'm a Gay Man raised in an half African-American, half Italian family.... so yup, GURL." Fame laughs. "My Drag is a love letter to my Momma, 90s RnB inspired, dancing and funky. I love to look good, move well... and bite back like a fierce bitch when attacked." Fame winks.
"Oh, she's serving us VA VA VROOM!" Frida smiles.
"Always, baby." Fame winks.
"I'm Rita.." Rita smiles. "You are?"
"Remember the name. I'm... Fame." Fame winks.
"Love. It." Melodrama yells.
Hangry walks out in a huge, repetillian-esque meets Alien look. "I'm..." Suddenly, a monster bursts from her chest, and Frida yelps. "Here!" She smirks.
Hangry: "I'm Hangry, but some people just call me delicious." Hangry laughs. "I'm Hangry, and I'm a Drag Superstar. My Drag is all about playing with gender and innovation. I'm very dedicated to looks and I live for performing. I'm here because... well, it's time!"
"Welcome welcome!" Frida smiles.
Hangry: "There's some decent looking Queens here... but no one like me."
"It feels good to be here..."Hangry smiles.
"Oh, it's amazing." Melodrama smiles.
Avah Xtreme walks up in a suit made of huge, moving parts. A fishtank appears to go into her skin... it's weird, and it's cool. "They say i'm fishy, but I don't see it."
Avah Extreme: "My name is Avah Extreme, and I am a Club Kid Queen with a Modern Twist. I am 31, and I live in Houston, Texas. My drag is about iconic club kid influences but with a modern twist. I love the visual, because that's where my skills last. Standing still showcasing a look that transforms is just as exciting as lip syncer for your life, I truly believe."
"Momma!" Fame smiles and hugs Avah.
"Darling." Avah smiles.
Avah Extreme: "Oh, I love little Fame. Such a bright spark. She makes me feel old."
"There's some weird Queens this season... I LIVE for it!" Melodrama yells.
Fame Fontaine: "Ms Melodrama is SURE DRAMATIC, chile... It's cute, but a little bit down a notch."
Vebera Ahida walks out in a pair of lingerie, with fishnets on each of her (three!) legs. She touches her beard. "Hmm... Freaky."
"YES!" Hangry yells.
Vebera Ahida: "My name is Vebera Ahida, and I'm a freak, and proud." Vebera smiles. "I am 26 years old, but I've been travelling for years, so my hometown... is Delaware, but really, the road. I suffer from Polymelia, which means... I have an extra leg, and arm. So, you can see the freaky side.." Vebera smiles. "My drag is dramatic, theatrical, performance based, sexy, and always there to trigger reactions. I'm not no ordinary drag Queen."
"Hello friends." Vebera smiles.
"Welcome, welcome!" Frida yells. "You're here!"
"It feels phenomenal to be." Vebera smiles.
"I love the extra arm prop." Frida smiles. "I have one of those too!"
"Oh... it's all real." Vebera laughs.
Frida's face goes bright red. "Oh my..."
Vebera Ahida: "I knew i'd be seen as a bit... weird. Even among drag Queens, i'm the odd one out, I often feel."
Dame Gloria Devereaux walks out in a long shining gold gown, feather boa and a (faux) cigarette around her lips. "Frankly, my dears... I don't give a damn." She looks firmly around the room, looking as if she will transition to a smile... but it never happens.
Rita smiles.
Dame Gloria Devereaux: "My name is Gloria Devereaux, and for exactly forty three years, i've been involved in the drag scene in one way, shape, or form." Gloria smirks. "I am known for my Immaculate Looks, and Dedication to the Golden Age. I am a Master of the Classical forms of Drag. I've thrown my hat in the ring to show when a master of the classical styles of drag enters the competition, they will inevitably find themselves superior to the "lesser" forms of drag."
Rita smiles. "Hi Gloria!"
Gloria looks around, startled at some of the other Monarch's
"Oh, lovely!" Gloria smiles. "A normal one I know."
Rita Buk: "I know Gloria from NYC, she's a legend. She scares the crap out of me, but slowly... I worked out with her. I'd say she tolerates me, even if she's not a fan of my modern literary references.."
"Normal?" Vebera looks puzzled.
"There's just a few of you that... a bit Gauche." Gloria nods.
"Proud freak." Hangry sticks her tongue out.
"Eurgh." Gloria steps back.
Lola Scarlett shows up in a similar showgirl esque look- huge feathers, jewels everywhere... and big brown here. "Let's get lucky... and PLAY IT BIG!"
Lola Scarlett: "I'm Lola, and you're about to get LUCKY." Lola winks. "I'm a Vegas Showgirl who's always DOWN TO HAVE A GOOD TIME!" Lola smiles. "My drag is just... gorgeous. A lot of these Queens are pretty... but I'm prettier. A lot of those Queens are sexy... but I'm sexier. And a lot of these Queens are good... but I'm better."
"Another Classic Showgirl." Gloria nods. "Good to see."
Lola and Frida lock eyes with each other as Lola walks in. "HI!" Frida yells.
"Oooh, so you too know each other?" Melodrama smiles.
"Oh, I sure do know Frida." Lola smirks. "How's it going?"
"Oh, fabulous! I've missed you, Lola!" Frida smiles.
"Little Miss Frida, let's not lie here, in this competition." Lola smiles.
Lola Scarlett: "I know little Frida. She's notorious for being messy, and... thinking she's better than reality. I'm not afraid to call it out... starting with that tacky copy of my outfit."
Sally Bishop enters the werkroom in a gem-incrusted Apostolnik, and smiles and looks up to the roof. "Holy Queens do it better." Sally winks.
Sally Bishop: "My name is Sally, and I'm the Bishop of Drag!" Sally smiles. "I am a Devout Catholic Lesbian Bio Queen." Sally smiles. "I am a performer, inspired by the aesthetics of religious iconography. I love to look sharp, and unlike a lot of expectations of... older ladies like myself, I can MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!"
"Oh, the religious dramatics!" Melodrama gasps.
"What's your name, Miss Glittery Jesus?" Lola smiles.
"Sally Bishop." Sally smiles.
"I love that name!" Rita grins.
"It's actually my birth name." Sally nods.
Gloria scrunches her face.
Gloria: "I just see... a woman wearing makeup now. It's not Drag."
Tribeca Sundance walks out in a gorgeous snake like dress, wrapped like a gorgeous toga. "Darling, I'm here."
Gloria grins.
Tribeca Sundance: "My name is Tribeca Sundance, and I am the Queen of the Theatre." Tribeca smiles. "Tribeca is all about elegance and poise. I'm inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, but I love to put in my culture, and have the Japanese Twist with it. I want to be one of the biggest actors in the world, and to me, Tribeca is the key. She is the Starlet on the Rise... and she's ready."
"Darling... welcome." Gloria smiles.
"Thank you." Tribeca grins.
"I know a theatre Queen when I see one..." Melodrama smiles.
"Marvellous." Tribeca takes out a black fan.
"Oooh, she's just as dramatic as ME!" Melodrama yells.
"Not quite... as much, girl!" Fame laughs.
"DU DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNN!" Fraggot The Clown walks in with long red hair, and a tight bodysuit that shows off all her ass-ets... along with a huge breastplate. She raises a massive sword out of her wig, and turns around... revealing a beard and clown face paint. "SHE'S A CLOWNIN' AROUND TODAY... what's TOMORROW?!"
Melodrama yelps in joy.
Frida grins.
Yet again... Gloria gives stank face.
Fraggot The Clown: "Hi, My name is Fraggot, and today, I'm The Clown. I've been doing drag for... far too long in New York City. Fraggot is a character, first and foremost, and I live for playing that up. I'm a costume designer who loves to transform myself, and Fraggot is reflective of that. Some days, I'm the Clown, others, I'm the Hooker... I love to transform. I can be anything... but at it's core, Fraggot is ALWAYS Comedic. I'd say my best form of Drag is 80s Hevay Metal Clown with Sword. I love a sword."
"Oh, hey Ms Grandma!" Fraggot walks over to Gloria and extends her hand.
"I don't want to shake your hand." Gloria turns her face the other way.
"Oh." Melodrama gasps.
"I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE." Fraggot jumps to the ground. "Wah..." She starts to fake cry. "Oh no..." She turns around. "Where am I?"
"You're on Virtual Drag Race, baby!" Fame smiles.
"Wow." Fraggot gasps. "Wow..."
"I'm just going to sit back and watch..." Tribeca laughs.
Oh, Sophie!
"Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh...." Fame grins.
Hello my Gorgeous People!
Sophie Srs struts out.
Tribeca: "I see Sophie walk out, and I go.... UGH... the BEAUTY."
It feels amazing to be here, right now, looking at 12 of the best Drag Monarch's in America in front of me. We're starting with a bang. For your first mini challenge... it's time for a photoshoot with... me!
Everyone grins.
~
Lola Scarlett... darling, you work well with me. You're the winner of this week's mini challenge.
"I'd love to say I'm suprised, but i'm not!" Lola laughs.
My Lucky 12...
For this week's maxi challenge, we're going BIG. It's time for a Lip Sync Bonanza! Every single Monarch here... will lip sync against each other.
"Gasp." Melodrama says.
Each person will pair up and lip sync against one of SIX catergories. R&B Baby, Dance Pop, 80s Classic, Musical Queen, Rockin' Wild and... Country Charmer! Each person will lip sync against someone in a catergory. The Monarchs who win will be safe... and the bottom SIX will lip sync for their LIFE... and TWO will go home.
Frida Tits: "As the Winner of Ms Superstar Eleganza Lipsynka, I have no fear! The stars have foretold... I will win." Frida winks.
Lola... as the winner of this week's mini challenge, you get to choose your opponent.
Lola Scarlett: "Oh, I'm ready. I'm going to pick the old one. She's not a threat. Easy win!"
Gloria... as the chosen Queen... you get to pick the catergory, and who chooses their partner next.
Gloria smirks. "Musical Queen."
You get... 'My Favourite Things' from The Sound Of Music!
"Marvelous..." Gloria smiles.
Lola's face drops. "What is that choice..."
Who do you pick to choose their lip sync oppontent?
"I shall pick one of the nicest dressed Queens... someone I feel like deserves a choice. Miss Buk." Gloria nods.
"I want to pick someone who... looks like me, but for movies! Tribeca...?" Rita smiles.
Tribeca... what catergory do you pick... and who get's to choose next?
"I love a throwback. 80s Classic... and Melodrama, just because I want to see what she does!"
You both get... Gloria, by Laura Branigan.
Both smile.
Melodrama... who do you pick?
"Oh, she has the THEATRICS!" Melodrama raises her hands in the air. "AVAH!"
"Fun fun fun..." Avah nods. "Hmm... Let me go back to my roots. Country Charmer."
You both get... 'Man, I feel like a Woman!' by Shania Twain.
"Yeeeeee Haw!" Melodrama yells.
"I also pick my Country Family, Fame Fontaine." Avah grins.
"I love yeeeee!" Fame smiles. "Who's the fiercest performer? Who loves a show?"
"I love a show." Frida smirks.
"Frida it is then." Fame shrugs.
Frida... your choice?
"Dance Pop, Duh." Frida grins.
You both get... 100% Pure Love, By Crystal Waters.
"Let's do it." Fame smiles at Frida.
Who chooses next, Frida?
"I'm Hangry." Frida laughs. "Now THAT'S a good one."
Hangry...
"I love Clowns, and Fraggot looks fun." Hangry smiles.
"Call me Fraggot the Rockstar!" Fraggot winks. "I choose 'Rockin Wild, baby."
You get, 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' by Def Leppard.
"I need my guitar." Fraggot smiles.
That leaves Vebera Ahida and Sally Bishop.... you both get 'Ungodly Hour' by Chloe X Halle.
"Cute!" Vebera smiles.
"I love Gods." Sally grins.
Now... good luck my Monarch's... and Go Wild!
~
As they prepare for the challenge, Sophie comes to visit the werkroom.
Miss Tits...
"Sophie!" Frida smiles.
How do you feel about this challenge?
"I perform for a living. I know how to do this... in, out and over. I'm honestly feeling like... wow, I'm winning this."
Really?
"Like, I haven't told many people. But my mother received a premonition... when she conceived me." Frida looks at Sophie.
Oh...
"I... fully believe that this week is mine." Frida smiles.
And Miss Fame, your competition...?
"She's going to easily be one of the biggest performance threats. BUT...." Frida smiles. "I feel fine!"
Well, let's hope you meet the mark. I'm excited to see your skills darling.
"Thank you!" Frida smiles.
~
As they get ready for the main stage lip syncs, Gloria, Rita & Tribeca chat.
"So, Tribeca... may I ask where you achieved such..." Gloria turns to Tribeca. "Classical references."
"I was raised on Vintage Films. I acted in traditional kabuki and Noh drama at the Bellevue Japan Fair and doing local theater... my parents were obsessed with the days of old. Golden Age..." Tribeca smiles. "True aspects of Japanese Culture." Tribeca smiles. "We aren't all... POP CULTURE BAM Queens..." Tribeca rolls her eyes.
"I've actually read a book on the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Really exciting stuff... I might have it in my diary actually..." Rita turns to her desk.
"Your book?" Gloria looks at Rita.
"I journal. Every day, preemptively, and following. Manifest the positivity-"
"Oh, that manifesting stuff is nonsense, dear." Gloria shakes her head.
"I'd love to hear about it." Tribeca looks at Rita.
"I look at everything. Create my worlds. Reflect. Plan... manifest. Always pictures. It's kinda my cheat sheet to this... journey, here!" Rita laughs. "It's silly."
"If it does you well, it's not." Tribeca nods.
"I must say... upon hearing more details. It's quite smart. I had... a lover who loved to journal." Gloria powders her face. "Anywhom... let's prepare."
"Are you doing a Julie Andrews illusion?" Tribeca turns to Gloria.
"God, no. I would never lower myself to impersonating a celebrity for a profession." Gloria scoffs.
~
Sophie Struts the runway in a Gold Gown.
Hi, I'm Sophie Srs.. and I'm the Host of Virtual Drag Race.
She grins.
This week, our Monarch's will be gagging us in a lip syncing Extravaganza. And by side is an OG... lip sync diva, JUICE!
"The Juice is Loose!" Juice smiles.
Why were you not a lip sync assassin?
"Honestly, I have no idea."
Sophie laughs.
Let's watch. May the best Monarch... win!
~
Hello, my lip syncing Monarch's...
You all look ready to lip sync your butts off.
BUT FIRST...
It's not Drag Race without a little twist, hey?
Sophie smirks.
Bring back my Monarch's.
Our Final 4 Monarch's to be Ru-Vealed of The Season!
Suddenly, Robin Steele in a tight leather harness and short shorts, Mary Handy Tuck in a huge, delicately crafted perfeclty-ready for a Ru-Veal dress, Terri Toris in a beige jumpsuit, and Dr Daina Sora Drag Queen in a Black Inflatable Dinosaur suit all appear.
"Oh. My. GOD!" Melodrama yells.
My Final 4... Introduce yourself.
Robin smirks. "Hey babies. I'm Robin, last placed King of Season 8... Unfortunately."
Robin Steele: "I'm Robin Steele, and i'm the Daddy of Drag. My..." Robin ponders. "Grandmother died around the time of Season 8, and the reality was... I didn't meet the mark. But Daddy's back, and he's here to give a show. Always looking good, always moving... let's do this."
Mary waves. "Hello Children!"
Mary Handy-Tuck: "I'm Mary Handy Tuck, and I am ever so excited to be back! I'm a Queen who at her heart, loves how drag... brings people together. I've grown my roots since my season, and my family has allowed me to shine. I've returned to show the world... Mary is a force."
Terri smiles. "Hiiiii..."
Terri Toris: "I'm Terri! You'd know me from season 10 of Virtual Drag Race. On my season I... let my nerves get in the way. I know I had the talents, it was hard to just... show people. I think I've had time to reflect... work on myself... and now, I'm ready."
"RAWR!" Daina yells.
Dr Daina Sora Drag Queen: "The Doctor... is in! I'm the DINO QUEEN! And I now have a PHD!" Daina smiles. "On the season 9 premiere, I found.. not knowing to sew is a bad idea. I am here with a sewing needle in hand, and the spirit of the dinosaur, ready to take the crown."
I lied. They'll be 8 LIP SYNCS this episode.
Starting with our returning Monarch's... where one of them won't even get to the Bottom 6 Lip Sync.
"3... Eliminations." Lola smirks. "Sure."
We missed a category...
Rap. It. Up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QroUDtpnjn4&ab_channel=DeDeDon
Mary Handy-Tuck, Dr Daina Sora Drag Queen, Robin Steele and Terri Toris.
Prior to tonight, you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance to 'WAP' by Cardi B.
The time has come...
For you to lip sync. FOR YOU LIFE!
Good luck... and don't fuck it up!
THE LIP SYNC EXTRAVAGANZA BEGINS!
Terri Toris: "It's.... so scary to be back here. Lip syncing again... but I'm giving my all."
Dr Daina Sora Drag Queen: "I may not have won my last lip sync... but NEVER again! It's the season of the DINO!"
Mary Handy Tuck: "I know this isn't the song we expect... but... my oh my, this is going to be so much fun! I am going to give the funniest performance in my life. This is ever so fun!"
Robin Steele: "Daddy's here. I know how to give sexy."
~
Who wins our lip sync extravaganza lip syncs?
Spreadsheet
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2020.09.22 22:36 ConorCulture Rebookiversary Pt. 4 - Slammiversary 2008

Petey Williams © defeats Shark Boy to retain the X Division Championship
After Slammiversary, Jay Lethal has a successful run with the X Division Championship, but his reign comes to end at No Surrender where Chris Sabin dethrones him and enters his fifth reign with the coveted title. Jay Lethal wins it back on Impact in late January, but drops it to Petey Williams in April. Petey is still under the wing of Scott Steiner and is flourishing as a champion. Meanwhile however, Shark Boy has woken up from his coma thinking he’s Stone Cold. This clam juice downing hellraiser gets immense fan support to the point he manages to get a match with The Canadian Destroyer at Slammiversary, one on one for the X Division Championship. Petey Williams is insulted that this is his challenger for the second biggest show of the year, but sees it as an easy win. Shark Boy however has never had a greater test.
The glass shatters for the man of the deep sea and with the crowd at their most awake, the first music being Shark Boy’s makes them ecstatic. They hang on his every move and burst of offence, lapping it up and praying Petey doesn’t shut him down. He keeps doing it though, and just before the fans get tired, Shark Boy makes his comeback with a Stunner! KICKOUT! Now they’re at their most hot as Petey and Shark Boy fight on the outside after a ref bump. Sharky downs some clam juice and smashes it over the head of Williams, ANOTHER STUNNER! The ref is down and can’t make the count. Shark Boy goes for a chair shot but Petey ducks and hits a Canadian Destroyer! The ref is still down. Scott Steiner comes out to stack the odds, but he’s hit with a Pointed Elbow Drop and Lou Thesz Press from Shark Boy! He tries for a Piledriver but Petey gets out, and locks in a Sharpshooter. Shark Boy flips him over and escapes, and tries a Canadian Destroyer himself, but Petey counters into a Go To Sleep! CANADIAN DESTROYER!! Petey Williams retains his title.
Gail Kim and ODB defeat The Beautiful People in a #1 Contenders Knockouts Championship Tag Team Match
Awesome Kong’s reign of dominance over the Knockouts division is ever present, with Saed constantly reminding every TNA knockout that there are eight million ways to die, and she is one of them. Some new girl on the block steps up to the challenge, but more on her later. The Beautiful People are the exact plastic princesses Kong would crush, and she does so in a Triple Threat on Impact. they still think they can win it though. Jim Cornette then makes it so that they will both team up to earn a shot at the Knockouts title in a Tag Team Match at Slammiversary. They’re delighted with this, and think this will be a walk in the park when they hear of their opponents: the makeshift tag team of Gail Kim and ODB. But the kicker is, whoever gets the pinfall will earn a shot at the Knockouts Championship. In the match ODB and Kim can’t co-exist meanwhile The Beautiful People work well with their natural chemistry. Velvet has a spot where she can’t wrestle ODB due to how much she stinks. She has to though because Angelina doesn’t want to either. ODB then embraces this by shoving Velvet into her bosom so she can really get a whiff. ODB then goes on a rampage, hitting a finisher on Gail Kim too, so that she can get the pin.
Sonjay Dutt defeats Jay Lethal with SoCal Val as special guest referee
Dutt and Lethal are good friends, but they’re separated by one cause: SoCal Val. Lethal has the hots for her big time, but Dutt secretly does too. At Lethal and Val’s wedding on Impact, the groomsmen Dutt attacks the husband to be and ends the show in chaos. They are fighting over Val’s love heading into Slammiversary, with Val firmly stating in the pre-match interview she loves Jay Lethal only. She then gets told by Jeremy Borash that she has been made special guest referee for the match. Sonjay dives to the outside during Lethal’s entrance to start it off hot, and this is the pace they stick to for most the match. Near the end of the match, Jay looks to end it with the Lethal Injection, but the pinfall is stopped by Val before 3. Lethal gets up and shouts at her, but is kicked in the dick by Val! SWERVE! We thought she fell for Jay’s heart, but she fell for Sonjay Dutt’s wallet. She places him over Lethal and fast counts it. They are the new power couple of the X Division, and Jay Lethal is fuming.
Awesome Kong © defeats Taylor Wilde to retain the Knockouts Championship
The new girl we spoke of earlier is Taylor Wilde, debuting only a couple weeks before Slammiversary and being able to last 10 minutes with Awesome Kong, earning her a Knockouts Championship match. the 18-year-old sensation is over the moon and TNA is shocked. She’s set to have her big match at Slammiversary. She manages to still put up a fight against the monster of Kong, but she just isn’t able to get the 3 count. She goes further than anyone thought she would though, and in the words of Don West: “Chick’s got something.”
Team 3D defeats Eric Young and Kaz ©, The Latin American Xchange and The Motor City Machine Guns to win the TNA World Tag Team Championships
Team 3D would lose the tag titles shortly after Slammiversary to A.J. Styles and Tomko of Christian’s Coalition, only for them to lose and then regain and then lose again the titles to LAX until February. LAX would hold the titles into Lockdown where they’d defend in a Cuffed in the Cage Match. With Eric Young taken out by Rellik and Black Reign prior to the match, Kaz has to go solo. When it looks like he’s done for, Super Eric comes to the rescue and dives off the cage roof. They then win the tag titles. Afterwards, Jim Cornette and the new champs are seen in his office together later in the show, and Jim forces them to vacate the titles after Young refuses to admit he is Super Eric. Super Eric and Kaz would then regain the vacant titles next week on Impact, defeating LAX. They would then keep hold of the belts up to this point. The match is wild and frenetic between the best teams in TNA, ending with Team 3D, for the first time in over a year, winning the TNA World Tag Team Championships.
Abyss defeats Rhino in a Monster’s Ball Match
After losing a Barbed Wire Massacre at Against All Odds, Abyss takes off his mask and leaves through the tunnel. It is then revealed via segments that Abyss is locked in a mental asylum due to him getting out of hand with his danger levels. He beats up every therapist who tries to help him, and on the go home Impact is seen escaping from the institute. Rhino then comes out for a promo complaining about losing his qualification match for King of the Mountain. He then reveals though that he hasn’t eaten, slept, or seen sunlight in 24 hours, as he’s been in a cage for a Monster’s Ball Match. He then demands Abyss come out and fight him in a Monster’s Ball Match. He then makes his big return in physical form, coming out in a white asylum jumpsuit with “Park” on the back and a new grey and black mask. They go to war with weapons and Abyss’s violence levels being off the charts since he’s basically been doing what you do for a Monster’s Ball Match for 3 months. He wins with a Black Hole Slam, and slams every TNA official who try and detain him afterwards.
A.J. Styles defeats Kurt Angle
Samoa Joe © defeats Booker T, Christian Cage, Matt Morgan and Tomko in a King of the Mountain Match to retain the TNA World Championship
Kurt Angle has the first proper TNA World Championship reign after dethroning Christian from his 5 week long inaugural title run. Him and Cage would feud for the rest of the Summer, and Angle would continue his dominance until losing the title to Sting at Genesis in November, after he has been sick of Kurt and all his cheating, driving Samoa Joe out of the company after being screwed by Cornette at Bound for Glory 2007. Sting would hold the belt up until the first Impact of the year on the January 4th show. He breaks his ankle after the match, sending him out of action for the next 6 months. Samoa Joe would then make his return from the company after finishing his stint back at Ring of Honor, and it all builds to Lockdown 2008, a Six Sides of Steel Match between Joe and Angle. The buyrates for this show would be some of TNA’s greatest ever, a dream match that has been building for 18 months with a lot of heat behind it coming to a conclusion.
Joe would then face Angle and Booker T (the replacement for Scott Steiner, his mathematic ability would be too much to handle) at Sacrifice, and this would start the same feud with Booker T that happened in real life. Booker earns his spot in the match as Angle took the pin instead of him, which is seen as unfair by Joe. Christian and Tomko then are in a deeply personal feud and Cornette wants to see them take part in the main event of Slammiversary, leaving just Matt Morgan vs. Rhino as the sole qualifying match. Rhino losing makes him as frustrated as he was. Morgan is being positioned as TNA’s version of Brock Lesnar, “The Blueprint” being their “Next Big Thing.”
When the match comes Christian and Tomko go straight for each other, taking out Booker and Matt Morgan to become eligible. Joe would then take out Tomko after Booker is realised. Tomko and Morgan form an alliance while in the penalty box. This makes Cage mad as Morgan teamed with him at Lockdown to take on Tomko’s team in the Lethal Lockdown Match. Meanwhile Booker T and Samoa Joe go at it. Once Morgan and Tomko are out, they clean house together. Morgan then hits Tomko with a Carbon Footprint into the side of a ladder, then pinning him. Christian Cage is pinned by Samoa Joe and then Joe and Matt have a hoss fight. Tomko and Christian fight in the penalty box. Booker comes in and takes out Morgan with a Harlem Hangover off the side of the ladder. It’s once again down to Booker and Joe, meanwhile Christian and Tomko keep fighting outside the penalty box. Joe knocks Booker off the ladder after passing him out using the title belt, leaving Booker to fall off. Joe then wins and retains the title. However, Sting is in the rafters. The closing shot is Sting and Joe staring at each other from the opposite sides of the arena. This match sets up Christian/Tomko
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2020.09.22 21:28 gentleman_bronco Dallas Stars Scouting Report (From a Stars Fan)

Ahoy Bolts fans! Stars fan here with the obligatory "coming in peace"! For real though, a really dope Bolts fan made a fantastic post on the Stars sub like this and I would like to return the favor because life is too rough right now to keep adding negativity to our lives.
First off: Congrats on making it to the Stanley Cup!!
As mentioned, u/emotoaster (bro) made a cool post breaking down Tampa's roster on something of a scouting report because like most fan bases, you don't know as much as you probably should about your opposing team and what better way than to get it from an opposing fan!? I really apprecaited the post and he did a great job (and I'll try to keep with the same format that they used over on the other side). I am going to try to return the favor here but I admittedly am not a pro-fan and I don't know all the details that some other super-fans will know but I'm going to do my best to be a self-appointed ambassador for the green dudes y'all are playing against.
Overall System/Style of Play
We are a defensive club in and out. Yes, there are some dudes who have histories of great goal scoring and high point seasons but pushing the pace on offense leaves for an open defense. Our system is to shut down from the back end and push the opportunities forward. No need to score a bunch if 1 will do the trick.
We can have a very solid neutral zone trap when facing teams that rely on a north-south approach. It was very effective in game 1 of our series and against Vegas as well.
At our best, we will trap the neutral zone and then jump forward with a clean entry with some tick-tack-toe passing or crash the net. At our worst, we can't get the puck out of our defensive zone cleanly. Most of the time, we will have a mixture of both depending on the line combination and matchups and will revert to a chip & chase method which leads to some decent forechecking pressure in the corners. We have a few guys who do this really well and a couple that are still getting there. Like you, we got here because of our depth and un-sung heroes.
Head Coach
Rick "Bones" Bowness: Well, technically not even the head coach. He is the interim HC. He started the year working under the system of Jim Montgomery who was dismissed on 10 December 2019 for "unprofessional conduct". Since then Bowness was activated as the interim Head Coach. A legacy of sorts with a coaching career that goes back to 1982 where he was a player-coach with the Sherbrooke Jets of the AHL. Since then he's been up & down, in & out, all around the game of hockey in one capacity or another. A career assistant coach who enjoys development and working with individual players mostly, which has probably contributed to his checkered career as a head coach. Nevertheless, he put on the suit & tie in Dallas to become the oldest coach in the NHL after Monty's departure and it's been a rollercoaster. Some say that Bones doesn't want to stay on as HC next year, and others seem to think that he needs to. But that is for Bones & Jim Nill (Dallas GM) to figure out. Personally, I think he will want to go back to assistant and keep working on player's individual development. But that is just my homer opinion. "Losing sucks but losing to such a great person in Rick makes it a little bit easier." Nathan MacKinnon. Apparently Mac & Bones live on the same lake back in Nova Scotia. Other teams that he has been part of in the NHL as HC: Winnipeg, Boston, Ottawa, New York Islanders, & Phoenix. As Assistant: Vancouver & Tampa Bay (2013-2018).
General Stats:
Again, we are a defensive based team and this reflects in the statistics. Before the shutdown, 37-24-8 Record. We had a whopping 178 Goals For this past year (3rd lowest in the league) with a mere 174 Goals Against (Second lowest in the league behind Boston). This equates to a game average of 2.58 - 2.52 per game. It isn't good for your blood pressure to be a Stars fan. In case you didn't know...y'all are at a league high of 3.47-2.77. As far as Special Teams are concerned, we finished the abbreviated season with a (somewhat) rock hard PP of 21.1% conversion rate and a rather ugly PK of 79.7%, which I think you thoroughly enjoyed last night. For faceoffs, we've got a slight statistical superiority on the dot, finishing the season at 51.8% against your 50.5%.
Offense Lines:
(With Monty as HC, there was always fluctuations in lines. He would perpetually throw out different combinations and different looks, so this is the "traditional layout" if you were ask a casual Stars fan on a "usual game")
1st Line - Alexander Radulov - Tyler Seguin Point - Jamie Benn
The "big boys" (read: big contracts, lol). In reality Seggs usually is the "playmaker" of the group and will usually have a good FO%. Rads is the hustle of the group who can generate sloppy looking chances from a great forecheck. He often gets overly aggressive and takes thoughtless penalties. In the Monty days, he occasionally would be a healthy scratch if he was being a dumbass on the ice. And he would typically come back to net a Hatty. Benn is our C. He is a big dude who enjoys playing physically in front of the net. He has been the leader on and off the ice for Dallas for the past seven seasons. He is heavily criticized from all sides as not doing "enough" for the team but in reality the guy can be a monster. I really feel as if he missed his calling on a traditional checking line but his offensive skill is what pushed him to the top. He won the Art Ross in '14/'15 and a gold medal with Canada in '14.
2nd Line - Mattias Janmark - Joe Pavelski - Denis Gurianov
It's going to be tough to put the "traditional lines" up here because they jump around so much.
Janmark: Swedish. Scored on you last night. Janny has a great forecheck and will always be in the mix. He doesn't translate very well on the offensive scoresheet but man, does he hustle on the ice. He frequently is on the PK and doesn't get much praise in the Stars subreddit due to his "inability to finish". Frequently we joke that...Stars on a breakaway, fuck - it's Janny. I don't think it's a confidence thing or a drought thing. He's got a great game, just doesn't translate well to the system offensively. He's a UFA after this season and probably won't get resigned. Which sucks, because he's one of my favorites.
Joe Pavelski: Huge lottery win in the Free Agent Market got us Captain America. Great presence on the dot. Fantastic in front of the net. Unfortunately, we don't seem to put him there too often. He is leading our team in playoff goals right now and is #3 of all time for American born players in the playoffs. He is a real leader for the club and brings a ton of experience on the PP.
Denis Gurianov: Or Scorianov. Rooke. Leading goalscorer for the regular season (20). Wicked slapshot. Wicket wristshot. Wicked snapshot. Really fast skater and what has surprised most Stars fans this postseason is how physical he can play. He has been getting in the mix and throwing the body fairly well.
3rd Line - Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faska - Blake Comeau
Grind time! The FCC line was the complete jobber this entire season. We matched the Av's top line with this group in the last series. This is clearly my favorite offensive line. They don't generate much on the scoresheet but damnit if they earn their paychecks!
Cogliano: Veteran from around the league. He is the smallest dude on the bench at 5'11, 177. Has 1K+ games recorded and notched a 20 goal season once. The guy is always on the PK, always on the forecheck and always giving is best. He came over from Anaheim last year in a super rare one-for-one swap for Devin Shore. Cogs is a real ironman, which is ironic because it was a rare injury to him that made him a healthy scratch to give JFK a chance (we'll get to him later). Radek Faksa - Our top two-way center. He will be Dallas' Marian Hossa. He has a great presence on the ice and plays really good hockey. He is an RFA this season and I highly suspect Dallas will pay a pretty penny to keep him.
Blake Comeau: Fuck, he's probably my favorite forward. 34 year old veteran has been wearing the A recently and he owns it. Always giving his best and really playing his heart out. Is the best? Prettiest? Fastest? Hell no! Is he going to play in your face, throw the body all night and fire off some wild clapper from the top of the circle? Yup! He's got one year left on his contract and he'll probably hang 'em up afterwards (I hope as i don't think Dallas will resign a 36 year old third line grinder and I would never want him to wear another jersey).
4th Line - Corey Perry - Jason Dickinson - Roope Hintz
I guess this is the third line, or second...IDK.
Corey Perry: Y'all, Imma be up front with you. It's weird. He was the bane of so much. In your face. Pest. Pesky. All those reasons ~we~ you hate him. Ask any Stars fan and they'll tell you how weird it is cheering for him. But here is the skinny - He's wearing victory green. He's being a pest for us (not against us). Yeah, he's done some stupid shit (see his ~six seconds of winter classic ice time) but he signed for a bottom of the basement level contract ($1.5M) riddled with potential bonuses that don't hit the cap. Excellent signing for our GM. I doubt he'll resign in Dallas but this was his "rebound year".
Jason Dickskin er...Dickinson (Letterkenny fans?? I know it doesn't fit, but it's close enough for the drunk version of me on game night): Young kid on his first contract. He's an RFA next year and we'll want to keep him around. I believe management believes he could be the next version of Jamie Benn. Strong, scrappy forward who has a good net presence. He still has a lot of development to do but at 25 years old - he is gonna get there.
Roope Hintz - Fuck this kid can fly. 23 years old. He's 6'3, 220 (same exact measurements as Jamie Benn) and can sake like the fucking wind. Grinds out lots of minutes on the PK and has a bunch of development to do. He was given a chance last year on some injuries and earned the permanent spot in the lineup after firing off a few wicked slapshots. He's an RFA this year and I really hope we can resign him.
Others in the lineup:
Joel "Fucking" Kiviranta: So there has recently been a ton to say about this guy. The Finnish announcer calling his goal is delightful. He was a healthy scratch coming into the bubble as he is a solid two way wing. Depending how the series goes, you'll probably hear the usual anecdotes on him: "undrafted, recommended by Jere Lehtinen (who is now the Finnish team's GM) to the Stars organization as a solid two way forward with a good hockey IQ. But let me give you my anecdote. I went to the Stars' development camp before this season started. It was right after the draft and I got to watch everybody in the development pipeline practice, scrimmage, and just get to know each other. I remember Kivi out there. He wasn't the smallest guy (even though he's only 5'10, 180). He wasn't the fastest or had the best shot (Jason Robertson has the best shot in the pipeline BY FAR). But I wanted to pay attention to Kivi as he was the only Finn in the camp. The guy skated so much better laterally than anybody else. His stickhandling wasn't great but his passes were the speed of some other guys' slapshot. The sound when his pass connects was on another level. I like this kid. It's hard not to when his statement following a hatty in his first postseason game is: "I hope they play me again". Kivi came in with an unusual injury to Andrew Cogliano and has stayed in the lineup with the injury from Radek Faksa.
Jason Robertson - as mentioned earlier, JRob had the best shot in the Stars' development camp. I watched him shoot the shit with other guys at the top of the circle between drills. He casually rang post after post after post wrist shots from the top of the circle like a fucking sniper. He was so casual and so clean with his follow-through. The speed of each shot was phenomenal. The only reason I mention him is because I want to believe that he will probably be the next-one-up in the event Roope is out.
Justin Dowling - One year left on his contract until he is an UFA. He may be re-signed depending on the outlook. He is fairly ready for a permanent spot on the lineup but hasn't gotten much. He played in 29 games this season with the boys and registered 3 goals and 3 assists. He may get the callup if somebody is injured, depending on the need. He usually fits a one way winger role and not so much of a stick handling playmaker. The NHL is really pushing the "Baby in the bubble" story as a human interest piece. His family lives quite close to Edmonton his wife and newborn baby were the first to pass through quarantine to be reunited. Thankfully the baby looks nothing like Justin.
Defense
Transparency: I always played defense growing up and still do on rec teams. I love playing D and really love the Dallas blue liners. I think it is what drew me to be a Stars fan (was a Blackhawks/Habs fan as a kid).
1st Pair - Esa Lindell - Jon Klingberg
Lindell: The quietest unsung hero of the D-Core. He will most likely log the most minutes each game and will anchor a PK. Deceptively strong with a 6'3" Finnish frame (skinny) and has legs like a fucking Clydesdale horse. He is my favorite player as he seems to make very smart defensive moves, doesn't appear to chirp that much and has recently shown to make some smart offensive zone entries. My favorite part of Lindell? His contract. Very team friendly and will stay with Dallas (hopefully) through 2025.
Klingberg: When Klinger signed his contract in 2015 it was called "risky" as he wasn't nearly developed as he is today. He was always an offensively minded defenseman. And even now, his mind is faster than his ability. We will see him fumble and miss opportunities but he is 28 years old and will keep growing each year. He is slick and can dangle with the best of them. Watch out for him on PP1 at the blue line making a lane to fire off a wrist shot. It's essentially a floating pass to be tipped.
2nd Pair - Miro - Jamie Oleksiak
Miro: The "generational talent". Even if Dallas had the number 1 pick in 2018, they would have gone with Miro. He is such a smart defenseman with a great offensive ability. Deceptively strong Finnish frame who positions himself very well. He will be Dallas' franchise guy for the foreseeable future.
Oleksiak: Big Rig. He went back and forth with Dallas & Pittsburg (who seemed to fix him up well, thanks Pens!). He really came into his own this season. He was on the bubble all of last year and getting an occasional chance due to injury or ability. He is our biggest guy (6'7") and he has really matured this year in his role pairing with Miro.
3rd Pair - Andrej Skera - Roman Polak - Stephen Johns - Taylor Fedun - Joel Hanley
So this "pairing" is going to be the odds & ends as our 3rd was never really hammered out and I'm not too sure where to start.
Polak: He opted out of the bubble on his last year with the Stars. He won't be coming back. I liked Polak last year and when he played this year but apparently he was quite disgruntled how the season played out. He sustained a broken sternum on the first game of the season against the Bruins. After his return, he never got to his full potential. Bowness decided to alternate Polak & Skera with who was playing each night.
Skera: Another "rebound year" coming off a horrendous ACL injury for a basement ($1.5M) contract. The 34 year old veteran was frequently the butt of jokes on the Dallas GDT's. And I am just as guilty as anybody. But since the Flames series, he has been doing so much better. There are still the chances to fumble in the defensive zone and to have a target-less pass in front of our own goalies. But here is the reality: Sekera has never had a firm defensive partner. He is currently playing with his third partner since the re-start! Finaly with Fedun he seems to be getting some kind of trust and chemistry going. Knowing how to read each other's minds is so important on defense and Sekera really hasn't gotten much of a chance to do that, whether it was filling in for Polak, sitting out or having an AHL'r come up for a night or anythign else that would come up. But in the past few series (Avs & Vegas) he has been much better. But if your offense is going to pressure anybody into a mistake, it'll be Sekera.
Joel Hanley - currently in the lineup with a non-roster minor league contract. Scored his first goal ever against y'all in game 1. He has more maturity than the other D's who came with the team to the bubble and is the latest one up.
Taylor Fedun - Can be opted as a forward in a pinch but has been Unfit to play for a while.
Stephen Johns - Oh where to begin. He was our Masterton trophy nominee. He came to Dallas in the trade that also brought Patrick Sharp from Chicago. According to Stars Legend, the trade was always about Johns. He was assigned to the AHL affiliate for development. Big and physical defensemen with an incredible slapshot. His last game before this year was in the 2017/18 season. He suffered from Post-traumatic headaches and depression. He has since spoken openly regarding his mental health and recovery. Unfortuantely he has remained unfit to play since August 11th when he played for 10 minutes against the Flames. I really hope Johns is okay. He seems like such a good guy and his dog is really adorable (he occasionally posts on instagram).
Other in the bubble:
Thomas Harley - or is it Harley Thomas? LOL. He was our first round draft choice this past year and was in the OHL all season. If anybody else goes down, he'll be the next one in. He's a playmaking blue liner.
Goaltending
1A: Ben Bishop - Used to play for you. NBC only seems to know how tall he is but because he has been unfit to play for the majority of the playoffs, I seem to have forgotten...was it 6'7'' or 7'6''? Not sure what is going on, but I have a feeling that he has had a back injury all year stemming from some stuff in the playoffs last year. I remember seeing him take an awkward fall while covering up and was really slow to get back up. But anyway, he has been unfit to play for a while. He came to the coaching staff and was like "im good coach, put me in" and then he let 4 goals go by him in the first period of the Avs game. No good.
1B: Anton Khudobin - Dobby. The Kazak Scorpion. The track suit wearing, crawfish eating, journeyman backup turned 1B goaltender. He is a delight of a human being. His instagram is great. This past season he posted a 16-8 record with a 2.22 GAA & .930 SV%. This year, Dobby is a free elf and gets to choose where he goes. I hope he chooses to stay at Hogwarts to work in the kitchens as a free elf. But either way, I will ALWAYS cheer for Dobby (fuck, I hope fate doesn't make me do this), even if he ends up on the Blues.
Backup - Jake Oettinger. He will be our guy in the future. He's 21, and has won a bunch of medals with USA in the world Juniors. He got his first NHL saves on September 8th against Vegas in relief.
Intangibles:
Goal song: Puck Off by Panera
Goal horn: Cool as fuck
Macot: Victor E Green - weird alien dude with a big belly. My seven year old daughter hates him.
Bolts & Stars connections: Not only Bowness, Bishop but also Dallas goaltending coach, Jeff Reese played in 19 games for y'all in 1995 posting a 7-7-1 record. After his retirement as a player, he joined the Tampa organization as a goalie coach during your Cup year in 2004!
TL;DR: We have two very different teams during a very different year. I am happy that we have this distraction. Finally, this post is intended to be about sportsmanship and shit like that. It's a game. We're fans. We cheer. We boo. We sulk. We chirp. And we both have fans that take it all a little too far. But at the end of the day, I hope we can have a good series and nobody hates each other afterwards. And most importantly nobody gets hurt. We've got a salt-free handshake thread over on our sub for post-series best wishes and congratulations and shit like that. Feel free to drop on by if you're in the mood.
Good luck Bolts Bros
Edit: holy smokes, thank you for the awards bros!!
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2020.09.22 19:53 Ephezius A Comprehensive (?) Guide to Universalism Apologetics

In response to a request from u/jatecaom, I have listed my thoughts around how I defend my Universalist viewpoints with my Christian brothers and sisters who disagree with me. I thought I’d post it here instead of in the original post, in case anyone else finds this valuable.
I apologize upfront for the length of this post, but I wanted to be as comprehensive as possible. To help you read through it all, I have broken this out into sections. Just find the section you need and go for it. Also, I'm certainly not the authority on this topic, so add something if I have any glaring omissions!
SECTIONS
1.) Approach, intentionality, and being selectively definitive
2.) Assumptions
3.) Apologetics is Chess
4.) Going on the offensive
a. Philosophy and Reason
b. Verses
5.) Defend yourself!
a. Common pushback
b. Verses that seem to contradict
6.) Supporting verses
SECTION 1: APPROACH, INTENTIONALITY, AND BEING SELECTIVELY DEFINITIVE
This probably goes without saying, but I think the most important thing here is to approach anyone with an attitude of love. Imagine if they actually start to believe what you’re saying. The amount of hope they will experience is immeasurable, as you probably know if you’re reading this. Just knowing that everything really will be alright in the end is the truest “good news” we can share. I believe this message can be incredibly edifying to the church, so my encouragement to you is to shy away from an, “I am right and you are wrong” conversation. Everyone innately believes that they are right; seldom few are able to have an open heart to consider a different belief system. Only the Holy Spirit can prepare a heart for a change of this magnitude, as most Christians haven’t even heard of Christian Universalism.
I’d also add that you need to be strong in your faith before you engage in apologetics. If you are easily swayed, or if you don’t yet know why you believe Universalism, then it’s probably best to walk away from the conversation.
Finally, be okay with saying “I don’t know.” None of us – regardless of belief system – every have all the answers. Only be definitive when you know in your heart that something is true. If someone asks you if Judas is in Hell and you aren’t sure… say that you aren’t sure. That’s okay. Only say something if you can prove it through reason or text.
In today’s polarizing environment, it’s important to remember that having differing opinions is a wonderful thing. It can be fun to engage in these debates! As long as you respect people for what they believe and that they have a right to believe it, they will probably reciprocate.
Okay… enough preamble. Let’s get into it!
SECTION 2: ASSUMPTIONS
Let me start by putting out the assumptions I’m operating under. This topic is apologetics vs. witnessing to someone who may be an atheist, agnostic, or from another religion, so I am assuming that the audience to whom we are defending our faith is Christian.
Second, I assume that they have some level of believing in the authority of scripture, though I do have several reason-based arguments if they do not.
Next, I’m operating under the assumption that the Bible is infallible, but not necessarily literal. A lot of people immediately conclude that you don’t believe in the authority of the scripture if you believe in Universalism. That’s just not true.
Finally, my personal opinions on some specific aspects of Universalism are likely different from others on this channel. I’m sure you’ll disagree with some of my responses, but hopefully some of this will help.
SECTION 3: APOLOGETICS IS A GAME OF CHESS
When you’ve had enough of these debates, you come to realize that there is always a pattern. You must be ready in and out of season, as it were (II Tim 4:2) – you never know when one of these topics will come up.
I’ve found most often that when you pronounce your faith in Universalism, the audience tends to bombard you with questions about this verse and that verse. You’ll find yourself very quickly in a defensive posture. I follow a few rules:
1.) I never bring it up unless I’m asked
2.) I always let them ask the first question, which is usually “why do you believe this?”
3.) I typically answer with a “why do you not believe in Universalism?”
4.) If asked earnestly, they will enumerate all of the issues you’re going to have to address. This is your roadmap
5.) I never assume I’m going to convince anyone. You can give the best, most eloquent defense of your position and – at best – you’ll give someone pause
6.) Always be thinking 3-4 questions in advance. If they are on a certain line of questioning, then you can probably anticipate what’s coming next. Be ready to give them some thought-provoking questions of your own
7.) Generally, I usually answer a question with another question
SECTION 4: GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE
Philosophy and Reason
As I said in a previous response, I typically open with this logic:
Only two of the following three statements can be true:
1.) God is Love 2.) God is omnipotent 3.) Some people go to Hell for eternal torment
So in other words, if people will end up in hell, that means that He is either not Love or He does not have the ability to save all. Anyone with a slight belief in the Bible will know that it specifically declares that God is Love and that He is all powerful.
Beyond that, I like to start with philosophical questions:
1.) How can you reconcile the statement “God is Love” with “eternal torment”? Especially for benign individuals like American Indians living in 1,000 AD who never heard of Christ?
Why would God resurrect unbelievers to everlasting torment if He could just let them ‘sleep’?
Why would God create someone when He knew they were destined for eternal torment? Even if it’s their choice, wouldn’t a loving God see that non-creation is a better alternative?
2.) If through the sin of Adam – a created being – all men were doomed to eternal torment, how is the sacrifice of Christ – God himself – not enough to save everyone?
3.) How can we be happy in heaven knowing that those we love – and those God still loves – are being tormented beyond comprehension during every moment for the rest of all eternity? God did say that He will “wipe away our tears” (Rev. 21:4).
4.) Is God not powerful enough to stop eternal torment? If He is powerful enough, does He just not want to? Is Satan God’s equal in this matter?
5.) What do you do with the term “all” in the litany of verses in the Bible that explicitly say all will be saved? If you look to the original languages ‘all’ actually means ‘all’. In fact, the term ‘the many’ means ‘all’ as well (Matt. 20:28  I Tim. 2:6, Rom. 5:18).
6.) If man is helpless to save himself (Rom. 5:6), dead in sin (Eph. 2:1), and can’t understand spiritual things in the first place (I Cor. 2:14), then faith is a gift from God and not of man (Eph. 2:8-9, Phil. 1:29). How then is eternal torment fair? Is God a God of fairness?
7.) Did Jesus do all of the work of salvation, or did He leave us to do some of it? In other words, how are we saved?
Is it belief alone (Eph. 2:8-9)? Is it belief and confession (Rom. 10:9)? Do we have to apologize for our sins (Mark 1:15)? Must we be baptized as well (Mark 16:16)? Do we have to be fruitful (Matt. 7:16)? Do we have to make Jesus our Lord? It’s either works or it’s not. Baptism is a work. Confession is a work. Belief is a response (see the last question), but everything else is effort. The point: how do you reconcile faith and works?
8.) Here on Earth, if someone can save a person from death, but they choose not to, they go to jail for negligent homicide. Why do we hold people to a higher standard than God?
Most of these are questions we asked as a child, but we repress them and lean instead on the traditional beliefs of our ancestors. It’s time to ask those questions again!
Verses
There are more verses than I could possibly list here, so I added most of them to the last section. Here are some great ones with which to challenge your audience. There are astounding implications to most of these, but I’ll trust in the intelligence of my reader and limit my exposition.
I Timothy 4:10 – “In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.”
Romans 11:32 – “For God has imprisoned all in disobedience, so that He may have mercy on all.”
I Corinthians 3:13-15 – “13 …each one’s work will become obvious, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test the quality of each one’s work. 14 If anyone’s work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, it will be lost, but he will be saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire.”
Romans 17:17-20 – “17Since by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. 18 So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is life-giving justification for everyone. 19 For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so also through the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more.”
Romans 5:15 – “But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift overflowed to the many by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ.” John 12:32 – “32 As for Me, if I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all people to Myself.” Pair this with John 6:44 – “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.” Colossians 1:20 – “…and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross—whether things on earth or things in heaven.”
In Luke 23:34, Jesus said of His murderers, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” Did God answer His Son’s prayer? Hint: John 12:49 – “For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak.”
Romans 11:25-26, 30-32 – “25 So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel will be saved…” “30 As you once disobeyed God, but now have received mercy through their disobedience, 31 so they too have now disobeyed, resulting in mercy to you, so that they also now may receive mercy. 32 For God has imprisoned all in disobedience, so that He may have mercy on all.”
SECTION 5: DEFEND YOURSELF!
This won’t be an exhaustive list of verses that people bring up, but I thought I’d give some common questions and answers I have come across. Again, I’ll start with the reason-based questions and go on to verses.
Common Responses
*1.) What about belief? *
A: Where in the Bible does it say that belief cannot happen after death? Show me that verse. You can’t because there is no such verse. Tradition says that this life is our only opportunity to believe; the Bible does not. (Philippians 2:8-11, Romans 14:11, Rev 5:13, Isa 45:23)
As a side note, I’m actually getting to the point where I’m seeing that belief is merely a response vs. a choice. I don’t believe it’s a prerequisite to salvation, but rather a result of it. That’s probably a bit too deep for the purposes of this line of reasoning, though.
2.) What about God’s justice?
A: I Corinthians 3:13-15 says that there will be great loss for many. There will be a great judgement and all of us will be tested and salted with fire (Mark 9:49). But read the verse in I Cor – none of this means loss of salvation! I would refer you to what judgment and fire mean virtually everywhere in the Bible. The theme of fire is an oft-used metaphor in the text and it is always with a view to purification and completion. We are judged with a view to purification.
Think about how Saul became Paul. He was the test case for what Christ will do for us! Paul was shown Christ and then he believed. If God gave the worst of the sinners (I Tim 1:15) this opportunity, don’t you think it’s unfair if even one person who ever lived didn’t have the same chance?
3.) If we preach this, then people will sin even more. What do they have to lose?
A: Paul ran into this exact issue with many of his churches (Romans 6:15). We need to remember that true Christianity is not about behavior modification; it’s about a relationship with God. What happens when someone shows you true love? Do you take advantage of it? Maybe… but that says more about you than that person. If you are truly loved and cared for by someone, then you want to be better for them. The closer we get to Christ, the more we emulate him. Otherwise, Christianity is just a fear-based system of beliefs. Our God has not given us a spirit of fear (2 Tim 1:7).
People who believe that you can’t lose your salvation have contended with this for centuries.
4.) What about hell?
A: refer to #2. Hell is never mentioned in the Old Testament (Hades refers to the unseen realm; see verse section below for Tartarus). In the New Testament, our translation of the word Hell is actually the word Gehenna (with a couple of exceptions). Gehenna was a trash heap/dump in Jerusalem and was used as a metaphor for the coming judgement in AD 70. It has nothing to do with eternal life.
Matt 23:36 - Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation
Jesus goes as far as literally telling people that most of them will be alive when this stuff comes to past.
Read about AD 70 and read Josephus’ historical accounts of the events. You’ll be amazed at how many things were prophesied.
See below for a more in-depth explanation.
5.) Why does no one else believe in Universalism? A: In the words of u/CmndrCuddj,
“…people like Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria, Origen Adamantius; All are within the first 300 years, all spoke native Greek(new testament was written in Greek) and all universalists. Then I turn to St. Augustine who spoke Latin, and confessed to not knowing Greek. Who’s word is more trustworthy?”
6.) God would not allow so many to believe the wrong thing A: On the contrary, God has given us great freedom to believe whatever we want. Look no further than Jesus’ contemporaries. They all believed that there would be a warrior-like savior. They thought the Messiah would come and defeat all of their enemies (e.g., Rome, etc.). They looked for a lion and instead they found the Lamb.
Specific Verses
This isn’t exhaustive, but here are the most common ones I hear. If you don’t want to read through these, you can skip to Section 6.
1.) Matthew 5:22 - …anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.
This verse is used to demonstrate that Jesus mentions Hell in the first place and thereby showing that people are destined for it. The word for Hell here is Gahenna.
Gahenna is rooted in an Old Testament locale. It was a valley southwest of Jerusalem (you can see a picture of it right now on Google) and it belonged to a man named Hinnom; it has a very long history and all of it is bad. In 2 Chron. 28, King Ahaz burnt his children there (as did King Manasseh in 2 Chron. 33:6). In Jer. 7 and 19, Jeremiah prophesied of calamity and destruction coming upon the Jews there. From these verses, you will plainly see that Gahenna (a.k.a. the Valley of Hinnom, until God renamed it in Jer. 7:32) came to mean a place of burning, a valley of slaughter, and a place of fiery judgment. The Jews so hated this place that they cast all manner of refuse, deceased animals, and executed criminals into it after King Josiah came on the scene; it became a trash heap. That trash heap was always on fire, with worms, decomposition, the whole bit. A lot of Christians take this as symbolism for eternal punishment, but it’s symbolic of something else entirely: 70 A.D.
You can look at all of the uses of Gahenna in the Bible and see that none of these passages say that anyone of our day can go to ‘hell’. None of them associate hell with Satan. None of them say that Satan’s domain is hell. They speak of men being killed and destroyed in Gahenna, but none of them speak of them being tormented there. (You can see it for yourself. Here are all the mentions of Gahenna: Matt. 5:21-22, 29-30; 10:28; Luke 12:4-5; Matt. 18:9 and Mark 9:43-45; Matt. 23:15, 33; James 3:6).
So the use of Gahenna here is a fact. The history and understanding of what Gahenna was is a fact. The events of 70 A.D. are factual. But the interpretation of any verse (including Matt. 5:22) is up to the reader or teacher. Tradition dating back to the middle ages tells us that Gahenna is a metaphor for a place of eternal punishment, but I come down on the side of most of the early church fathers who interpreted this passage literally (the O.G.s like Irenaeus, Melito, Andreas, Tertullian, Athanasius, Chrysostom, etc.).
2.) Matthew 20:28 – “…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Didn't Jesus pay a ransom to Satan for us?
The ransom was paid to Sin and Death itself. Let’s say that today you make chocolate chip cookies. What would happen if you accidentally dropped a cup of white vinegar into the batter while your mixer stirred it in immediately? The chemical nature of the dough would change. Where you once had something delicious, you would end up with something gross. The key to all of this is to understand what sin really is: Sin is not just a moral failing or an offense to the divine honor… sin is the introduction of corruption and demonic slavery into man’s entire being in the cosmos (Gen. 6:5, 12; II Peter 2:19; Psalm 14:1; Hosea 9:9; Eph. 4:22; Isa. 64:6; Romans 3:9-18… especially 3:10). And we know also that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Death does not affect just man’s body, but his entire being. Apart from Christ, death is eternal and hopeless. Death is supreme separation from God (Isaiah 38:18).
The work of salvation is vastly more than the satisfaction of God’s offended honor. It addresses every aspect of man’s separation from God. From the first chapter of Genesis, God’s goal in our creation was the full and inexpressibly rich union of man with God. Adam and Eve were prototypes of that life (to a lesser extent than what we will have). They did not start as sinners, but as sharers in the Life of God. This reflects the goal of redemption, which is man’s participation in the divine nature... in other words, our participation in the Life of God. But alas, we were separated from God.
We are separated from God in three ways: through our nature (i.e., flesh), through sin, and through death (Rom. 6:21, 23; 8:2, 6, 38). This separation was overcome in three ways –
a. Through the Son’s Incarnation, whereby He opened a path for man’s return to union with God (Isaiah 7:14; 9:1-2,6-7;11:1-5); b. His sacrificial death on the Cross, by which He vanquished the reign of sin (Isaiah 50:4-9;52:13-15;53:1-12) – this was the ransom paid; c. And His Resurrection from the dead, by which He delivered us from that final enemy (Isaiah 56:6-8; 59:15-20; 60:1-22; 61:1-3; 62:1-5; 63:1-6).
Man’s repentance from sin is not sufficient to restore him to a relationship with God because sin is not merely a moral offense. Sin isn’t a spiritual state that can be altered by a spiritual adjustment and it’s not the sort of affront that’s remedied by an apology. According to the Bible, the state of sin is bondage to death and corruption. Death and corruption are not punishments imposed on sin -- they are a part of sin itself. They are the embodiment of sin (Romans 5:21). To deal with sin, it was necessary to deal with death (Luke 3:4-6, Heb. 2:14-16, I Cor. 15:42, 49).
Now back to the first question: from what did Christ save us? You might think He saved us from eternal torment and suffering in Hell, but I hope you can see that He did so much more than that. He restored (and then some) our “chemical structure” to become like Him and thereby able to share in His life, in His fellowship, in His righteousness, Peace, and Joy in the Holy Spirit! He saved us from eternal separation from Him by eternal death.
3.) Luke 16:19-31 – v.23 – In Hades, where he was in torment… v.24 I am in agony in this fire… v.26 – a great chasm has been set in place… v.28 warn them, so that they will not come to this place of torment
You can do a Google search to find that this parable was actually already a well-known Egyptian folk-tale about Si-Osiris when Jesus told it (Howard Marshall’s The Gospel of Luke, p. 634, Josephus’ A Discourse to Greeks Concerning Hades). In other words, the Pharisees knew this story, yet Jesus puts his own creative genius and spin behind a well-known fable to call out the Pharisees. Before we get to that, here are the biblical proofs of how we know for sure that it’s a parable:
a.) Jesus the Messiah never accuses the rich man of any sin. He is simply portrayed as a wealthy man who lived the good life. b.) Furthermore, Lazarus is never proclaimed to be a righteous man. He is just one who had the misfortune to be poor and unable to care for himself. c.) If this story is literal, then the logical implication is that all the rich are destined to burn in hell, while all the homeless and destitute will be saved. d.) Abraham’s bosom is not heaven (Heb. 11:8-10, 16… 16 being the key verse) e.) People in hell can’t talk to those in heaven (Isa. 65:17) f.) People are rewarded at Christ’s second coming, not at death (Revelation 22:12) g.) “The lost are punished in hell at the end of the world, not when they die (Matthew 13:40–42). Luke 16:31, the last verse of the story, contains a spiritual lesson, showing that the story is actually a parable. Parables cannot be taken literally. If we took parables literally, then we must believe that trees talk! (See this parable in Judges 9:8–15).”
(CREDIT: https://sites.google.com/site/theword4peace/home/lazarus-and-the-rich-man)
In Romans 11:1 Paul rhetorically asks if God has cast away His people, Israel. He answers his own question emphatically by saying "Certainly not!" He tells us that God has not cast away Israel. Paul writes that there is currently a remnant of Israel, analogous to the seven thousand reserved to God in Elijah's time (I Kings 19:18), that God has elected by grace. The rest God hardened, that the Gentiles might also be included in salvation through grace. He gives the resolution of the situation in verse 26.
Read Romans 11:25
The same God that blinded Israel unto disobedience will have mercy on all that have been rebellious due to that blindness. To quote Paul once again, "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!" Praised be the Eternal Creator of all things!
4.) Revelation 20:13-15 - 13 Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead; all were judged according to their works. 14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
II Peter 2:17 – “These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them.”
Jude 1:13 – “wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is reserved forever!”
Daniel 12:2 – “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, and some to shame and eternal contempt.”
This is the big one! There are many, many more verses like this and they all have one or both of the following in common:
a.) Fiery Imagery (i.e., Lake of Fire) or Darkness (i.e., the Second Death)
b.) Phrases like ‘Eternal Torment’ or ‘Eternal Contempt’ But there are a couple of common motifs that will unify these into one answer. But I want to start with a singular verse: Revelation 20:13-15. Let’s break it down verse by verse.
v.13 - Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead; all were judged according to their works. Death and Hades hand over the dead to the One on the great white throne (v. 11), Christ Himself. Christ has conquered Death and Hell and these last enemies have been placed under His feet (I Cor. 15:25).
v.14 - Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. What goes into the Lake of Fire? Death and Hades. Hell and Death, as we know it, are destroyed.
v.15a - And anyone not found written in the book of life… Let’s circle back to this after the second part of the verse.
v. 15b - …was thrown into the lake of fire. So wait a minute… Christ just claimed the dead back from the clutches of Death and Hell just to judge them and throw them into the Lake of Fire to be forever tormented? How does that reconcile with John 10:10 – “The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly.” Jesus is a life-giver and redeemer, not a destroyer.
The ‘second death' and the ‘lake of fire ' is about finally putting to death of all creaturely identities in order to bring them into conformity with the identity of the Christ, the Lamb, Who is the Image of God (2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15).
Now let’s circle back to the first part of this verse:
v.15a - And anyone not found written in the book of life… Let me set the stage here: recall Abram becoming Abraham for me; Jacob became Israel; Saul became Paul; Serai became Sarah; Simon became Peter… and the list goes on. Now read 2 Cor. 3:17 – “So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away--look, what is new has come!”
Paul, Israel, and Abraham with their God-given names were all symbolic of that new creation being lived in time. In Romans 7:20 Paul says, “Now if I do what I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but it is the sin that lives in me.” So while some people theorize that Jesus’ name is the only name in the book of life and, by proxy, all of our names are in there…, others theorize that Death and Hades are the only things thrown in. While both may end up being true, that’s not the ultimate point I’m making here: throughout scripture, we are told that our old sin natures will “burn up” when thrown in so that sin might be done away with once and for all (I Cor. 15:57, Romans 6:6, Colossians 3:9, Romans 8:8, Ecclesiastes 7:20, 1 John 1:8). And guess what?! We will be given a new name:
Revelation 2:17 – “I will also give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name is inscribed that no one knows except the one who receives it.”
See also Isa. 56:5, Isa. 62:2, Isa. 65:15, and Rev 3:12. That’s what is in the Book of Life, meaning our old names (i.e., natures) are not. Believers in time have already been crucified with Christ, so they are safe from that judgement (Rev 2:11). So we know that every knee bows and every tongue confesses and with that belief, we’re given a new name – we are new creations (II Cor. 5:17). The "old man" will not enter through the ever-open gates of the New Jerusalem -- his "inheritance" is in the lake of fire. BUT THE PERSON OVER WHOM THE OLD MAN ONCE RULED, THE PERSON MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, WILL BE SAVED (see Ephesians 4:22-24 and especially Colossians 3:9-10). And then God will be All in All (I Cor. 15:28).
Once they have been purified in the lake of fire, even the kings of the earth, those most vile of all men who had stood with the beast and the false prophet (Rev 19:19), will be free to enter the New Jerusalem through gates that never close and never shut anyone out (Rev. 21:24-26). It says it right there in Revelation.
So there is judgment. There are and people will experience unfathomable loss. There will be judgment for unbelievers (John 20:29 – “Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me.”). Where you see retributive judgement, however, I see restorative judgement. Remember, that a running theme in the Bible – especially the Old Testament – is fire as a means of purification. This is overwhelmingly the case as you can see in many, many verses (Zech. 13:9, I Peter 1:7, Isa. 48:10, Job 23:10, Prov. 17:3, Mal. 3:3, Heb. 12:29, etc.). How do we know that this is refiner’s fire and not tormenting fire? For one thing, I Corinthians confirms it for us:
1 Cor. 3:13-15 – “Each one’s work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done. If anyone’s work which he has built on the foundation endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss. But he himself will be saved, still going through the fire.”
Paul seems to be applying this universal truth to the particular group of men who are communicators of the Bible in (1 Corinthians 3:10-15). Blessed indeed are the victors who are not only not thrown into the lake of fire to experience loss but those who are not even hurt by the second death (Rev 2:11). Blessed are those who believe without seeing (John 20:29). The Lord himself is the fire of judgment that transforms us, conforming us to his glorified body (Rom 8:29; Phil. 3:21).
So now, let’s talk about the other verses here. The German theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg puts it best:
“The judgment that is put in Christ's hands is no longer destruction but a fire purging and cleansing. What it effects is the change to which Paul refers in 1 Cor. 15:50, the transforming of the mortal into immortality. Here is the solution to the apparent contradiction between the statements in 2 Cor. 5:10 and 1 Cor. 15:50: the transformation takes place by the fire of judgment. It involves the completing of penitence, but only as a moment in integration into the new life in fellowship with Jesus Christ. Thus the fire of judgment is purifying not destructive, fire.”
Daniel 12:2 - "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, but others to shame and everlasting contempt.”
In Jude 1:13, “forever” and “everlasting” is from the Greek word aiōna, which is the root word of – you guessed it – aionios. It means age-abiding, not forever and ever – it’s where we get the word ‘eon’. Again, do not take my word for it – it’s there for you to find in lexicons. Aionios only has implications of eternity when it describes something of God Himself. Aidios is the word used for 'absolute eternity' or for 'absolutely eternal', describing for instance "God's eternal (aidios) power and nature" in Romans 1:20 and in Jude 1:6 to describe the eternal power of God that keeps.
As for Daniel 12:2, there is plenty of evidence that this also points to 70 A.D. due to the language throughout chapter 11 and the parallels it has with several verses in Revelation. I’m pretty convinced of it myself and I could make that case here with another page of explanation, but let’s just say for the sake of argument that this verse is speaking eschatologically (P.S. - If you want to read about why it probably belongs in 70 A.D., I’ve got several books that go through all of Daniel + Revelation + Matthew 24, but Matthew 24 Fulfilled by John Bray is the best). Even if that is true, 12:2 uses the same word in the Septuagint translation (referred to as the LXX, it is the Greek translation of the Old Testament) and Jesus quotes it often, verbatim. Aionios is used here as well, but even the Hebrew word, owlam, often means the same thing (as in Jonah 2 when it’s used to refer to Jonah being in the belly of the whale for an age, or a set amount of time).
So what’s the conclusion? When every eye sees Him there will certainly be many who will be struck with grief at the sight of the Crucified Savior-especially those who pierced Him! But it will be God "striking in order to heal.” It will be a sorrow in the hands of God who is Love, producing repentance that does not coerce free will, leading to an irrevocable salvation, a salvation that no one will ever regret. The painful grief through an epistle of Paul led some people in Corinth to a repentance that led to salvation. This will happen on a larger scale when all flesh sees the salvation of the Lord (Isaiah 40:5; Luke 3:6; Isaiah 45:22), when every eye sees (Zechariah 12:10 Rev 1:7) the Son of Man who came with the clouds (Daniel 7:13-14, 27). Why, Saul of Tarsus on the Road to Damascus is a perfect example of what will happen to unbelievers on that day.
SECTION 6: SUPPORTING VERSES
This certainly isn’t all of the verses that supports our universalistic beliefs, but if you are still interested, here are several more (including some you’ve seen above) that further support the idea that Christ saved all.
Genesis 12:3 --- All peoples on earth will be blessed through Abraham.
Genesis 22:18 --- All nations on earth will be blessed through Abraham’s offspring.
Psalms 22:27 --- All the ends of the earth and all the families of the nations will acknowledge God.
Psalms 65:2 --- All men will come to God.
Psalms 86:9 --- All nations will worship and glorify God.
Psalms 103:8-9 --- God is compassionate, will not always accuse and will not be angry forever.
Psalms 145:9-10 --- The Lord has compassion on all His creation and all He has made will praise Him.
Psalms 145:13 --- The Lord loves all His creation.
Psalms 145:14 --- The Lord upholds all who fall.
Isaiah 25:6-8 --- God will prepare a feast for all people, He will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers up all nations. He will eliminate death, wipe away the tears from all faces and remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.
Isaiah 45:22-23 --- God has sworn an oath that every knee will bow before Him and every tongue will swear by Him.
Isaiah 49:6 --- God’s salvation will be brought to the ends of the earth.
Isaiah 54:8 --- Although God will hide His face in a surge of anger, He will also have compassion with everlasting kindness.
Isaiah 57:16-18 --- God’s anger is not permanent. Although He punishes man, He will heal, guide and restore comfort to him.
Jeremiah 31:33-34 --- All men will know God, from the greatest to the least.
Lamentations 3:31-33 --- The Lord does not cast off forever. Although He brings grief, he will also be compassionate.
Ezekiah 18:21 --- God does not any pleasure in the death of the wicked. Rather, He is pleased when they repent.
Micah 7:18 --- God does not stay angry forever.
Matthew 18:13 --- Like the man who owes a hundred sheep and is not willing to lose even one, God is not willing that any one be lost.
Luke 2:10 --- The birth of Jesus is good news for all the people.
Luke 3: 5, 6 --- John the Baptist quotes Isaiah’s words that all mankind will see God’s salvation.
John 1:29 --- Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
John 3:35 --- God sent Jesus to save the world.
John 4:42 --- God has committed all things to Christ.
John 5:25 --- Even the dead will hear the sound of Christ and all who hear will live.
John 6:37 --- Everything that God has given to Christ will come to him.
John 12:32 --- When Jesus is lifted up from the earth, he will draw all men to himself.
John 12:47 --- Jesus came to save the world.
John 17:2 --- God granted Christ authority over all people so that Christ may give eternal life to all that God has given him.
Acts 3:20-21 --- Jesus must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything.
Romans 3:3-4 --- The unbelief of some will not nullify God’s faithfulness.
Romans 5:18 --- The act of obedience of one man (Jesus) will bring life for all men.
Romans 8:19-21 --- Creation itself will be liberated and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
Romans 8:38-39 --- Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ.
Romans 11:32 --- God made all people imprisoned by disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
1 Corinthians 15:22-28 --- All will be made alive in Christ, but each in his own turn and ultimately Christ will subdue all his enemies, eliminate death and God will be all in all.
2 Corinthians 5:15 --- Christ died for all.
2 Corinthians 5:19 --- Through Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself.
Ephesians 1:11 --- God will bring all things under heaven and on earth under Christ.
Ephesians 4:10 --- Christ ascended higher then all the heavens to fill the whole universe.
Philippians. 2:9-11 --- Every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord (In 1 Corinthians 12:3, Paul writes that no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit)
Colossians 1: 19-20 --- God was pleased to reconcile to Himself, all things on earth and in heaven through the blood of Christ.
1 Timothy 2:4-6 --- God wants all men to be saved and to know the truth. Can God’s desire be thwarted?
1 Timothy 4:10 --- God is the Saviour of all men, especially (not exclusively) those who believe.
Titus 2:11-12 --- God’s grace, which brings salvation has appeared to all men.
Hebrews 2:9 --- Jesus tasted death for everyone.
1 John 2:2 --- Christ is the atoning sacrifice of the sins of the whole world.
1 John 3:8 --- Christ appeared to destroy the devil’s works. The doctrine of eternal damnation denies the victory of Christ!
1 John 4:14 --- Christ is the Saviour of the world.
Revelations 5:13 --- Every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and on the sea will sing praises to him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb (Christ).
Revelations 21:4-5 --- God will dwell with men and he will wipe every tear from their eyes, death, mourning, crying, pain and the old order of things will pass and everything will be made new.
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2020.09.22 18:47 Psychedellio Third Eye and Crown: Cannabis Indica

Sorry folks for delay! I was experiencing some psychic attacks and emotional issues, wasn't feeling well, hence couldn't really write at all.
Today we will talk about Cannabis Indica.
I feel everyone should have the free will, to choose how they want to achieve spiritual awakening and enlightenment. One can use herbs, use mantras, crystals, drugs, yoga, reiki, sound healing, religion, whatever. Everyone should have the free will to choose their path to enlightenment. But above all, the easiest way to achieve spiritual awakening and enlightenment or to even raise the vibrations, is by Cannabis. Especially Indica strains. Indica is grounding. Indica is peace. Indica is calmness. Indica is stability. Indica is internal psychedelic. Sativa is external psychedelic.
http://www.reddit.com/psychicdevelopment/comments/ixqzjd/third_eyecrown_and_herbs_external_perception_of/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
Now, coming back to the freewill to achieve spiritual awakening and enlightenment. So we, as humans, should have the free will to achieve awakening by any means and should have access to the easiest way, that's meditations on Cannabis. But once we are spiritual awakened, who will be at loss? The authority! The governments, the religious institutions, the business organizations, etc. The major reason is when we are spiritually awakened, we get more intuitive, we can see through propaganda, we can see through hidden motives, we realise that we are infinite human beings, we can achieve anything by thoughts alone, our priorities change... That's very harmful to the authority. That means they can't exploit us.
So what do they do? The ban Cannabis, they ban psychedelics, they demonize the psychonauts(term used for psychedelics users), they demonize spiritual practices like yoga, (Watch Wild Wild Country on Netflix, check reactions by americans on Rajneesh a.k.a. OSHO and also, I don't condone Rajneesh's actions and his accomplices' too haha.), Taichi, Qi Gong, etc. Infact, if you don't know, Meditation was and still is demonised by the church as a demonic practice. I have heard people say that crystals are the bones of demons, when they are honestly the bones of Gaia, etc.
I am an Indigo, I have never appreciated authority, neither my parents, nor my teacher and not even my govt. They can't tell me what to do, I have always made choices based on information I have gathered, my intuition, my heart.
And Cannabis plays a major role in the spiritual awakening! A lot of people of the spiritual community, comment that's like being spiritual with crutches! But I say, when our spiritual feet are already broken, we need to plaster it with new knowledge about spirituality and use crutches like cannabis, crystals, mugwort, chamomile, lavender, their essential oils, to walk on the path of spiritual awakening.
Before I dive into how do we use Cannabis Indica, I would like to bifurcate between Sativa and Indica, spiritually. Sativa is about being external, being creative, being all over the place, seeing with eyes, it works by externalising your senses, all 5 senses. That's why it's so good for developing Psychic abilities, because it helps you externalise your senses, be alert, if you are old on this subreddit, you may have read importance of external meditation shared by our head moderator u/SuperfriendsK. Also, if you remember in my first introduction of this series, I had said, its not only about working on Psychic Abilities, i.e. Third Eye(Clairvoyance,Remote Viewing, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Precognition, some say Clairaudience too) Crown(Claircognizant, some say solar plexus but I always got download from no where, I had no feeling in my gut), Throat(Clairaudience,clairgustance, clairalience) and Heart(Clairsentience, and Clairtangency, because Palm-Heart Chakra connection) but also about the lower Chakras, being grounded, being present, being aware of whats going on inside of you, being stable, calm and composed. I'll tell you, tomorrow you got a premonition, that you will break your leg, what will be your first reaction?... Fear? Anxiety? Fear of expenses? Fear of not being able to earn? Some of you may have a breakdown, if you have a mortgage to pay, bill to pay, if you live hand to mouth. You will be trying to look for solution but when you won't, you will wait for the inevitable in constant fear. When we operate from Fear, Doubt, Anger, Depression, Pride, our Psychic abilities go for a toss, but amongst all, fear and secondly doubt are the major reason for shutting of Psychic abilities, so it's best to work on grounding(Lower Chakras like Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus). For that one needs to calm and stable down his mind, needs to ground himself, needs to be aware of his internal universe, and hence we use Indica for internal meditation, for closed eye meditation, for internal stillness bringing more grounding, and stability and hence helping the lower chakras energies along with the upper psychic ones.
Check this link out for the nature of the Cannabis Indica Vs. Cannabis Sativa its the same link as above
https://www.reddit.com/psychicdevelopment/comments/ixqzjd/third_eyecrown_and_herbs_external_perception_of/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
Enough with the introduction and understanding of World, Cannabis and spiritual practices and its condemnation. Let's see how do we use Cannabis and integrate it in our spiritual practices.
How do we use Cannabis Indica:
Generally I use it at night, due it's stilling properties as it stills your mind from the whole days chaos. Indica also plays a major role in increasing the production of melatonin(a major sleep hormone produced by pineal gland). I remember, I had gone to a friend's place to get stoned haha on some edibles made from Afghan Kush(An Indica landrace strain), after an hour of it kicking in, I passed out at his place, was having trippy dreams, and woke up having a great sleep.
Generally, I smoke a nice joint, if I am lazy, I use a bong(gets you a hit high to let you see the stars).Also make sure you are eaten before you consume indica strains, they have a tendency to give you munchies(they are hunger enhancers). After getting high, play some mantra (stream or buy it online), and sit in Sukhasana(way of Sitting Asana) for closed eye meditation. Generally I use AUM(ॐ) as the mantra for mediation and repeat along with it. Aum is the seed mantra of third eye activation. While you have closed your eyes, focus on its sounds as you chant it, repeat it till you feel that you are falling into oblivion of trance. Also Keep some crystals to help your meditation too(I use Celestite, Lapiz lazuli and Amethyst) preferably in contact with your skin. After chanting, start doing breathe-work, take deep breathes, and sink into the oblivion, observe the closed eye visuals and just go deeper and deeper. Enjoy the oblivion and peaceful abyss of your mind.
In this state, especially on indica, you can give yourself commands for subsconcious reprogramming too, weed makes you extra sensitive to them. I have observed it, and they work like magic.
I use these affirmations of grounding and even psychic abilities:
•I am safe and secure
•I am positive and joyous
•My vibrations are very high!
•I am fearless and courageous
•I see auras, I see angels, I see spirits.
•I hear my spirit guides and angels.
•I am very Intuitive.
I also use certain switch words:
•Together Divine Pure Crystal On Now
•Together Listen Between Crystals On now
•Together Elohim Divine Guards now
→Together is a master switchword, which means alignment of all the elements for manifestation, also alignment of conscious, subconscious and super-conscious minds to work in harmony.
→Divine means Divine energy
→Elohim means God
→Crystal is used for Clairvoyance and Clarity
→Pure is Highest Potency
→On means start(like switch ON)
→Now means now
→Between is for intution
→Listen is for Clairaudience.
→Guard is for grounding and feeling protected.
For any queries about this, post it in the comments.
Love and Care. U.L.
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2020.09.22 16:16 ReelStats These are the statistical top 500 movies of all time, according to 23 different websites

Hey everyone, great to be back again. Some of you might remember a similar title from a post I made back in April, where I made a list of the top 250 movies with 13 sources, or a preview of this list I made last month.
I want to emphasize that this is NOT an official ranking nor my personal ranking; it is just a statistical and, personally, interesting look at 500 amazing movies. These rankings reflect the opinions of thousands of critics and millions of people around the world. And I am glad that this list is able to cover a wide range of genres, decades, and countries. So before I get bombarded with "Why isn't X on here?" or "How is X above Y?" comments, I wanted to clear that up.
I sourced my data from Sight & Sound (both critic and director lists), TSPDT, iCheckMovies, 11 domestic websites (Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, IMDb, Letterboxd, TMDb, Trakt, Blu-Ray, MovieLens, RateYourMusic, Criticker, and Critics Choice), and 9 international audience sites (FilmAffinity, Douban, Naver, MUBI, Filmweb, Kinopoisk, CSFD, Moviemeter, and Senscritique). This balance of domestic/international ratings made the list more well-rounded and internationally representative (sites from Spain, China, Korea, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, and France).
As for my algorithm, I weighted websites according to both their Alexa ranking and their number of votes compared to other sites. For example, since The Godfather has hundreds of thousands of votes on Letterboxd but only a couple thousand on Metacritic, Letterboxd would be weighted more heavily. After obtaining the weighted averages, I then added the movie's iCheckMovies' favs/checks ratio and TSPDT ranking, if applicable. Regarding TSPDT, I included the top 2000 movies; as an example of my calculations, Rear Window's ranking of #41 would add (2000-41)/2000=0.9795 points to its weighted average. I removed movies that had <7-8K votes on IMDb, as these mostly had low ratings and numbers of votes across different sites as well. For both Sight & Sound lists, I added between 0.5 and 1 point to a movie's score based on its ranking, which I thought was an adequate reflection of how difficult it is to be included on these lists. As examples, a #21 movie would have 0.9 points added while a #63 would have 0.69 points.
So without further ado, the statistical top 500 movies ever made. I separated the scores into overall, critics, domestic, and international columns to make comparisons easier. This list on Letterboxd.
Ranking Title Overall Score Critics Domestic International Year Director
1 The Godfather 93.89 97.73 90.50 89.36 1972 Francis Ford Coppola
2 The Godfather: Part II 91.93 93.30 89.04 88.06 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
3 Seven Samurai 91.05 97.38 87.63 85.90 1954 Akira Kurosawa
4 12 Angry Men 90.45 95.45 88.74 88.62 1957 Sidney Lumet
5 City Lights 89.94 96.75 85.67 85.93 1931 Charlie Chaplin
6 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 89.45 91.20 87.81 86.59 1966 Sergio Leone
7 The Shawshank Redemption 89.41 82.95 89.49 89.18 1994 Frank Darabont
8 Psycho 89.29 95.23 85.70 85.01 1960 Alfred Hitchcock
9 Modern Times 89.28 95.55 85.21 85.37 1936 Charlie Chaplin
10 Schindler's List 89.08 93.80 87.22 87.29 1993 Steven Spielberg
11 Pulp Fiction 88.85 92.60 87.69 86.42 1994 Quentin Tarantino
12 Rear Window 88.63 97.65 85.40 83.33 1954 Alfred Hitchcock
13 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 88.55 87.38 86.28 86.97 1975 Miloš Forman
14 Apocalypse Now 88.54 93.85 85.24 83.48 1979 Francis Ford Coppola
15 Tokyo Story 88.49 98.30 85.16 83.76 1953 Yasujirō Ozu
16 Spirited Away 88.34 93.78 86.80 85.91 2001 Hayao Miyazaki
17 GoodFellas 88.03 91.48 87.00 84.03 1990 Martin Scorsese
18 Vertigo 88.02 95.60 84.05 82.76 1958 Alfred Hitchcock
19 Singin' in the Rain 88.01 97.65 83.95 83.13 1952 Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
20 Sunset Boulevard 88.00 95.45 85.44 84.22 1950 Billy Wilder
21 Citizen Kane 87.83 99.03 83.06 82.22 1941 Orson Welles
22 Harakiri 87.79 85.83 88.00 86.29 1962 Masaki Kobayashi
23 Rashomon 87.74 96.55 83.52 82.73 1950 Akira Kurosawa
24 Once Upon a Time in the West 87.71 86.65 85.48 84.62 1968 Sergio Leone
25 Fanny and Alexander 87.54 97.30 83.15 83.00 1982 Ingmar Bergman
26 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 87.40 92.59 86.06 85.38 2003 Peter Jackson
27 Andrei Rublev 87.39 91.90 83.80 83.94 1966 Andrei Tarkovsky
28 The Passion of Joan of Arc 87.39 94.65 83.88 83.57 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer
29 Sherlock Jr. 87.36 96.45 83.64 85.60 1924 Buster Keaton
30 Bicycle Thieves 87.35 94.70 83.91 83.46 1948 Vittorio De Sica
31 Casablanca 87.35 98.00 85.25 82.62 1942 Michael Curtiz
32 Some Like It Hot 87.28 95.30 82.11 83.73 1959 Billy Wilder
33 Persona 87.22 88.20 84.28 83.07 1966 Ingmar Bergman
34 Children of Paradise 87.21 95.33 84.81 83.27 1945 Marcel Carné
35 Taxi Driver 87.14 93.88 83.60 82.06 1976 Martin Scorsese
36 The Dark Knight 87.08 88.81 86.96 84.80 2008 Christopher Nolan
37 Metropolis 87.03 96.00 82.92 84.01 1927 Fritz Lang
38 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 87.02 93.95 82.23 84.02 1927 F. W. Murnau
39 Stalker 87.02 92.30 83.86 83.29 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky
40 Pather Panchali 86.96 94.35 84.40 82.80 1955 Satyajit Ray
41 Lawrence of Arabia 86.95 97.65 83.76 81.49 1962 David Lean
42 M 86.91 96.20 84.34 82.92 1931 Fritz Lang
43 Ordet 86.82 98.10 83.08 82.55 1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer
44 It's a Wonderful Life 86.77 90.45 85.17 84.90 1946 Frank Capra
45 Satantango 86.76 90.45 84.58 84.21 1994 Béla Tarr
46 Parasite 86.72 96.34 86.55 83.15 2019 Bong Joon-ho
47 The 400 Blows 86.70 96.70 83.14 82.60 1959 François Truffaut
48 Ikiru 86.56 93.80 85.48 84.29 1952 Akira Kurosawa
49 Mirror 86.50 95.60 82.75 82.34 1975 Andrei Tarkovsky
50 Come and See 86.50 90.50 85.22 83.13 1985 Elem Klimov
51 The Apartment 86.48 92.00 84.09 82.99 1960 Billy Wilder
52 The General 86.45 91.45 82.59 83.87 1926 Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
53 Grave of the Fireflies 86.43 95.13 85.85 82.97 1988 Isao Takahata
54 Le Trou 86.41 89.95 85.46 85.14 1960 Jacques Becker
55 The Battle of Algiers 86.37 95.40 82.64 81.24 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo
56 A Man Escaped 86.34 96.50 83.67 82.03 1956 Robert Bresson
57 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 86.34 95.85 84.37 83.03 1964 Stanley Kubrick
58 Paths of Glory 86.25 92.30 84.97 84.48 1957 Stanley Kubrick
59 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 86.24 88.75 85.61 84.31 2001 Peter Jackson
60 All About Eve 86.23 96.95 83.69 83.20 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
61 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 86.21 86.93 87.05 83.29 1980 Irvin Kershner
62 High and Low 86.16 86.55 86.08 84.26 1963 Akira Kurosawa
63 The Great Dictator 86.15 91.10 84.25 85.03 1940 Charlie Chaplin
64 The Silence of the Lambs 86.12 88.68 85.29 84.17 1991 Jonathan Demme
65 2001: A Space Odyssey 86.06 88.35 82.93 81.54 1968 Stanley Kubrick
66 North by Northwest 86.03 96.38 83.17 81.74 1959 Alfred Hitchcock
67 Double Indemnity 85.91 94.38 83.84 83.12 1944 Billy Wilder
68 Ugetsu 85.91 97.25 82.69 81.91 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi
69 Woman in the Dunes 85.91 93.95 84.71 83.77 1964 Hiroshi Teshigahara
70 Sansho the Bailiff 85.88 95.50 84.24 82.21 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi
71 Once Upon a Time in America 85.87 86.10 83.84 85.53 1984 Sergio Leone
72 City of God 85.86 84.08 86.39 84.00 2002 Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
73 Late Spring 85.81 94.75 83.74 82.27 1949 Yasujirō Ozu
74 Barry Lyndon 85.80 87.95 82.44 82.30 1975 Stanley Kubrick
75 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 85.78 88.78 85.00 84.29 2002 Peter Jackson
76 Raging Bull 85.77 90.48 82.01 81.80 1980 Martin Scorsese
77 Chinatown 85.72 94.08 83.32 80.69 1974 Roman Polanski
78 Alien 85.69 91.73 84.76 82.62 1979 Ridley Scott
79 Ran 85.68 94.70 83.93 82.52 1985 Akira Kurosawa
80 The Seventh Seal 85.67 92.10 83.52 82.13 1957 Ingmar Bergman
81 The Kid 85.61 92.85 82.91 84.94 1921 Charlie Chaplin
82 Wild Strawberries 85.51 90.05 83.38 82.24 1957 Ingmar Bergman
83 A Brighter Summer Day 85.50 93.38 84.07 81.01 1991 Edward Yang
84 85.48 91.20 82.59 81.09 1963 Federico Fellini
85 The Pianist 85.38 88.69 83.31 84.80 2002 Roman Polanski
86 The World of Apu 85.38 93.20 84.38 83.09 1959 Satyajit Ray
87 La Dolce Vita 85.37 94.38 81.40 80.48 1960 Federico Fellini
88 Star Wars 85.33 90.03 85.22 81.92 1977 George Lucas
89 The Best of Youth 85.31 88.78 85.31 83.64 2003 Marco Tullio Giordana
90 The Gold Rush 85.29 94.55 81.93 83.59 1925 Charlie Chaplin
91 The Third Man 85.26 96.50 82.91 80.21 1949 Carol Reed
92 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 85.20 96.68 82.77 81.81 1948 John Huston
93 I Am Cuba 85.18 93.60 82.00 83.44 1964 Mikhail Kalatozov
94 The Lives of Others 85.14 89.03 84.12 82.73 2006 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
95 Witness for the Prosecution 85.13 92.65 83.67 84.99 1957 Billy Wilder
96 Touch of Evil 85.11 95.70 81.36 79.65 1958 Orson Welles
97 WALL-E 85.10 92.09 82.82 82.64 2008 Andrew Stanton
98 Scenes from a Marriage 85.02 86.85 84.80 83.06 1974 Ingmar Bergman
99 To Be or Not to Be 84.99 89.58 82.52 83.39 1942 Ernst Lubitsch
100 A Separation 84.92 94.24 83.34 80.90 2011 Asghar Farhadi
101 The Night of the Hunter 84.91 96.93 81.17 79.06 1955 Charles Laughton
102 Three Colors: Red 84.87 96.78 83.32 80.78 1994 Krzysztof Kieślowski
103 Yojimbo 84.87 91.55 83.85 82.99 1961 Akira Kurosawa
104 Back to the Future 84.85 89.38 84.47 81.94 1985 Robert Zemeckis
105 My Neighbor Totoro 84.84 87.53 83.44 83.17 1988 Hayao Miyazaki
106 In the Mood for Love 84.84 83.87 82.55 81.20 2000 Wong Kar-wai
107 Princess Mononoke 84.83 81.18 85.02 84.24 1999 Hayao Miyazaki
108 Saving Private Ryan 84.82 90.35 83.94 82.50 1998 Steven Spielberg
109 Cinema Paradiso 84.78 82.30 84.73 83.43 1988 Giuseppe Tornatore
110 La Jetée 84.75 89.25 83.27 81.80 1962 Chris Marker
111 The Wages of Fear 84.71 94.60 82.99 82.80 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot
112 Das Boot 84.68 90.13 83.62 82.71 1981 Wolfgang Petersen
113 Fight Club 84.65 71.18 86.39 84.95 1999 David Fincher
114 Nights of Cabiria 84.64 92.25 82.72 83.13 1957 Federico Fellini
115 La Strada 84.61 92.60 80.79 82.78 1954 Federico Fellini
116 Amadeus 84.53 89.55 82.88 82.59 1984 Miloš Forman
117 Forrest Gump 84.50 76.90 83.06 86.12 1994 Robert Zemeckis
118 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 84.49 90.41 85.03 81.69 2018 Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti
119 The Lion King 84.45 88.28 77.22 84.09 1994 Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
120 Inception 84.43 82.07 84.18 84.17 2010 Christopher Nolan
121 Whiplash 84.42 89.53 84.87 81.96 2014 Damien Chazelle
122 The Shop Around the Corner 84.40 94.43 80.85 82.37 1940 Ernst Lubitsch
123 Rififi 84.38 92.00 83.03 81.58 1955 Jules Dassin
124 Umberto D. 84.38 92.63 82.20 81.75 1952 Vittorio De Sica
125 Army of Shadows 84.37 95.30 82.98 80.50 1969 Jean-Pierre Melville
126 Blade Runner 84.34 85.85 82.57 80.29 1982 Ridley Scott
127 Samurai Rebellion 84.33 89.05 82.85 83.84 1967 Masaki Kobayashi
128 Close-Up 84.31 85.70 81.99 80.69 1990 Abbas Kiarostami
129 The Circus 84.29 90.35 81.69 83.14 1928 Charlie Chaplin
130 Raiders of the Lost Ark 84.19 89.33 84.31 80.57 1981 Steven Spielberg
131 Grand Illusion 84.18 95.35 81.85 79.78 1937 Jean Renoir
132 A Clockwork Orange 84.18 82.78 82.37 82.51 1971 Stanley Kubrick
133 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 84.07 89.37 83.36 80.57 2004 Michel Gondry
134 A Woman Under the Influence 84.01 87.40 82.51 80.40 1974 John Cassavetes
135 The Cranes Are Flying 84.00 89.30 82.76 82.40 1957 Mikhail Kalatozov
136 Yi Yi 83.91 91.25 82.48 79.64 2000 Edward Yang
137 To Kill a Mockingbird 83.91 89.13 81.98 82.20 1962 Robert Mulligan
138 The Matrix 83.90 77.78 84.54 83.06 1999 Wachowski Sisters
139 The Sting 83.90 85.73 82.71 83.36 1973 George Roy Hill
140 The Mother and the Whore 83.87 94.55 81.24 79.82 1973 Jean Eustache
141 Se7en 83.86 72.15 84.91 84.48 1995 David Fincher
142 Early Summer 83.85 94.45 82.19 82.01 1951 Yasujirō Ozu
143 Werckmeister Harmonies 83.80 91.73 80.89 81.93 2000 Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
144 Coco 83.80 86.21 82.73 83.66 2017 Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich
145 Toy Story 83.76 95.03 82.30 80.15 1995 John Lasseter
146 It Happened One Night 83.76 90.83 81.46 81.76 1934 Frank Capra
147 Reservoir Dogs 83.74 84.68 83.12 81.99 1992 Quentin Tarantino
148 Unforgiven 83.73 88.55 82.24 81.59 1992 Clint Eastwood
149 The Deer Hunter 83.73 87.68 80.57 82.06 1978 Michael Cimino
150 The Young and the Damned 83.72 87.10 82.58 80.82 1950 Luis Buñuel
151 The Best Years of Our Lives 83.68 92.63 81.19 81.20 1946 William Wyler
152 The Leopard 83.66 97.30 79.56 79.57 1963 Luchino Visconti
153 Time of the Gypsies 83.65 86.05 83.31 82.29 1988 Emir Kusturica
154 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 83.61 96.70 80.51 79.97 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
155 Raise the Red Lantern 83.57 90.25 82.37 81.81 1991 Zhang Yimou
156 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 83.57 82.00 84.11 81.83 1991 James Cameron
157 The Shining 83.55 75.35 84.08 81.80 1980 Stanley Kubrick
158 Viridiana 83.54 92.95 80.68 80.81 1961 Luis Buñuel
159 Portrait of a Lady on Fire 83.52 93.59 83.08 80.02 2019 Céline Sciamma
160 Greed 83.51 97.05 80.65 80.64 1924 Erich von Stroheim
161 Gone with the Wind 83.48 92.90 80.01 81.68 1939 Victor Fleming
162 There Will Be Blood 83.48 89.65 81.91 79.02 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson
163 L.A. Confidential 83.46 91.63 82.08 80.81 1997 Curtis Hanson
164 Paris, Texas 83.46 83.95 82.89 81.66 1984 Wim Wenders
165 Throne of Blood 83.45 91.30 82.18 81.49 1957 Akira Kurosawa
166 Toy Story 3 83.43 93.55 81.61 80.32 2010 Lee Unkrich
167 Memento 83.43 85.20 83.78 80.76 2000 Christopher Nolan
168 On the Waterfront 83.37 93.00 82.23 79.52 1954 Elia Kazan
169 Trip to the Moon 83.37 94.70 79.96 82.83 1902 Georges Méliès
170 The Rules of the Game 83.33 96.55 80.45 78.02 1939 Jean Renoir
171 Red Beard 83.32 74.15 83.41 83.27 1965 Akira Kurosawa
172 The Grapes of Wrath 83.32 95.45 80.42 80.34 1940 John Ford
173 Au Hasard Balthazar 83.29 98.08 77.93 77.54 1966 Robert Bresson
174 Autumn Sonata 83.29 84.85 83.09 82.66 1978 Ingmar Bergman
175 Annie Hall 83.28 93.18 80.58 80.58 1977 Woody Allen
176 The Conformist 83.27 96.68 79.92 78.58 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci
177 Rocco and His Brothers 83.24 84.73 81.95 81.68 1960 Luchino Visconti
178 Dersu Uzala 83.23 74.75 82.35 83.37 1975 Akira Kurosawa
179 Cool Hand Luke 83.21 93.05 82.22 79.83 1967 Stuart Rosenberg
180 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 83.18 91.98 82.96 79.30 1975 Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
181 Le Samouraï 83.18 92.35 82.45 79.40 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville
182 Aliens 83.18 88.73 83.29 79.61 1986 James Cameron
183 PlayTime 83.16 93.50 80.22 78.80 1967 Jacques Tati
184 The Bridge on the River Kwai 83.14 90.58 81.93 80.24 1957 David Lean
185 The Red Shoes 83.13 93.15 82.82 79.96 1948 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
186 American Beauty 83.10 87.15 81.93 81.13 1999 Sam Mendes
187 To Live 83.10 84.00 82.16 82.46 1994 Zhang Yimou
188 Battleship Potemkin 83.10 95.85 77.81 80.41 1925 Sergei Eisenstein
189 Day of Wrath 83.09 93.40 81.07 81.29 1943 Carl Theodor Dreyer
190 All Quiet on the Western Front 83.07 92.85 80.05 81.48 1930 Lewis Milestone
191 It's Such a Beautiful Day 83.07 91.25 83.62 79.77 2012 Don Hertzfeldt
192 Full Metal Jacket 83.06 81.53 82.21 82.54 1987 Stanley Kubrick
193 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 83.05 96.40 79.84 81.83 1920 Robert Wiene
194 Kes 83.03 97.80 79.59 80.55 1969 Ken Loach
195 The Usual Suspects 83.02 80.23 84.08 81.48 1995 Bryan Singer
196 The Cameraman 83.00 93.90 80.77 81.57 1928 Edward Segdwick, Buster Keaton
197 Aparajito 83.00 90.90 81.81 81.20 1956 Satyajit Ray
198 The Elephant Man 83.00 83.00 82.10 81.87 1980 David Lynch
199 Rebecca 82.98 90.08 81.08 80.93 1940 Alfred Hitchcock
200 Make Way for Tomorrow 82.97 95.80 81.72 80.14 1937 Leo McCarey
201 The Great Escape 82.97 87.68 82.29 80.66 1963 John Sturges
202 Your Name 82.97 84.55 84.07 81.29 2016 Makoto Shinkai
203 Limelight 82.92 88.00 79.85 83.02 1952 Charlie Chaplin
204 Breathless 82.92 91.95 78.88 79.10 1960 Jean-Luc Godard
205 Underground 82.91 80.75 81.26 82.64 1995 Emir Kusturica
206 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 82.88 91.90 81.08 79.53 1962 John Ford
207 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 82.87 94.55 80.46 78.62 1972 Werner Herzog
208 Oldboy 82.86 78.98 84.00 81.27 2003 Park Chan-wook
209 Up 82.84 90.28 81.32 80.86 2009 Pete Docter
210 Anatomy of a Murder 82.84 94.00 80.57 80.02 1959 Otto Preminger
211 The Wild Bunch 82.84 90.35 79.45 80.12 1969 Sam Peckinpah
212 The Hunt 82.75 82.08 82.79 82.62 2012 Thomas Vinterberg
213 Il Sorpasso 82.74 95.75 82.84 79.57 1962 Dino Risi
214 The Last Laugh 82.74 95.25 79.47 81.61 1924 F. W. Murnau
215 A Streetcar Named Desire 82.73 94.60 79.89 80.26 1951 Elia Kazan
216 Life Is Beautiful 82.73 68.45 83.60 85.57 1997 Roberto Benigni
217 A Short Film About Love 82.71 87.10 81.90 81.89 1988 Krzysztof Kieślowski
218 The Shop on Main Street 82.71 94.45 82.15 80.43 1965 Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos
219 Rio Bravo 82.71 92.10 80.46 79.80 1959 Howard Hawks
220 Roman Holiday 82.70 84.55 80.74 82.42 1953 William Wyler
221 Ivan's Childhood 82.69 94.80 81.25 80.37 1962 Andrei Tarkovsky
222 The Exterminating Angel 82.68 91.10 81.66 80.17 1962 Luis Buñuel
223 Trainspotting 82.68 85.20 81.57 81.21 1996 Danny Boyle
224 The Last Picture Show 82.67 94.15 79.90 79.56 1971 Peter Bogdanovich
225 The Truman Show 82.64 89.63 79.70 82.15 1998 Peter Weir
226 Memories of Murder 82.64 82.88 82.68 80.94 2003 Bong Joon-ho
227 Faust 82.62 89.70 80.23 81.94 1926 F. W. Murnau
228 Sans Soleil 82.62 83.90 79.45 80.51 1983 Chris Marker
229 Song of the Sea 82.57 87.63 80.59 82.23 2014 Tomm Moore
230 Léon: The Professional 82.55 67.38 84.05 84.07 1994 Luc Besson
231 Fargo 82.54 87.45 82.36 79.19 1996 Coen Brothers
232 Solaris 82.54 89.95 80.91 79.69 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky
233 Sweet Smell of Success 82.52 96.53 80.81 77.62 1957 Alexander Mackendrick
234 For a Few Dollars More 82.52 79.28 82.38 83.15 1965 Sergio Leone
235 White Heat 82.51 90.65 80.77 81.24 1949 Raoul Walsh
236 Brief Encounter 82.50 88.35 80.81 81.03 1945 David Lean
237 Wings of Desire 82.49 85.70 81.30 80.42 1987 Wim Wenders
238 Diabolique 82.47 90.70 81.27 80.73 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot
239 An Autumn Afternoon 82.45 91.95 81.68 79.85 1962 Yasujirō Ozu
240 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 82.44 90.63 81.16 80.43 2013 Isao Takahata
241 Amarcord 82.41 85.95 79.26 80.73 1973 Federico Fellini
242 Heat 82.40 79.08 82.03 81.73 1995 Michael Mann
243 L'Atalante 82.40 95.60 78.32 78.10 1934 Jean Vigo
244 Django Unchained 82.39 83.44 82.23 81.94 2012 Quentin Tarantino
245 Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels 82.38 95.50 78.73 79.69 1975 Chantal Akerman
246 Kind Hearts and Coronets 82.38 95.60 80.80 79.72 1949 Robert Hamer
247 Dog Day Afternoon 82.37 88.40 81.11 79.80 1975 Sidney Lumet
248 Forbidden Games 82.37 93.75 80.36 80.99 1952 René Clément
249 The Crowd 82.35 93.35 79.21 81.23 1928 King Vidor
250 Notorious 82.35 96.78 79.96 78.21 1946 Alfred Hitchcock
251 Mary and Max 82.35 88.05 80.95 82.42 2009 Adam Elliot
252 Persepolis 82.34 88.95 80.09 80.77 2007 Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
253 Howl's Moving Castle 82.33 78.71 82.63 83.10 2004 Hayao Miyazaki
254 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 82.33 85.10 81.54 82.03 1984 Hayao Miyazaki
255 Safety Last! 82.33 92.25 80.95 81.10 1923 Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
256 Rosemary's Baby 82.32 94.78 79.99 78.69 1968 Roman Polanski
257 L'Avventura 82.32 92.10 79.08 78.03 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni
258 The Searchers 82.32 93.90 78.16 76.66 1956 John Ford
259 La Haine 82.30 90.60 82.38 79.56 1995 Mathieu Kassovitz
260 Three Colors: Blue 82.30 88.28 81.55 79.23 1993 Krzysztof Kieślowski
261 Chungking Express 82.30 79.95 82.29 80.73 1994 Wong Kar-wai
262 Inside Out 82.29 93.66 80.27 79.85 2015 Pete Docter
263 Where is the Friend's Home? 82.28 89.25 81.22 80.21 1987 Abbas Kiarostami
264 Cries and Whispers 82.27 85.45 81.02 80.80 1972 Ingmar Bergman
265 Napoleon 82.22 93.25 81.89 78.99 1927 Abel Gance
266 Paper Moon 82.19 83.08 81.37 81.29 1973 Peter Bogdanovich
267 The Spirit of the Beehive 82.17 89.83 79.31 78.91 1973 Víctor Erice
268 A Special Day 82.16 90.20 81.11 81.25 1977 Ettore Scola
269 Nostalghia 82.15 83.00 80.91 81.23 1983 Andrei Tarkovsky
270 Network 82.13 85.45 82.36 79.08 1976 Sidney Lumet
271 L'Eclisse 82.11 84.70 79.78 78.81 1962 Michelangelo Antonioni
272 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 82.09 80.83 81.78 81.15 1939 Frank Capra
273 Sanjuro 82.09 91.90 81.67 80.85 1962 Akira Kurosawa
274 Badlands 82.06 93.38 79.77 77.21 1973 Terrence Malick
275 Vivre Sa Vie 82.06 85.20 80.12 79.83 1962 Jean-Luc Godard
276 Nobody Knows 82.06 87.18 81.12 81.15 2004 Hirokazu Koreeda
277 No Country for Old Men 82.05 90.68 80.56 78.47 2007 Coen Brothers
278 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 82.05 86.05 80.76 80.62 2003 Kim Ki-duk
279 La Notte 82.04 78.35 81.45 81.11 1961 Michelangelo Antonioni
280 The Celebration 82.04 84.23 81.34 80.08 1998 Thomas Vinterberg
281 In the Name of the Father 82.04 84.90 81.14 81.85 1993 Jim Sheridan
282 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 82.02 89.55 80.18 81.56 1932 Mervyn LeRoy
283 Shoplifters 82.01 92.39 80.60 79.31 2018 Hirokazu Koreeda
284 Finding Nemo 82.01 92.60 80.13 78.76 2003 Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
285 Z 81.98 87.55 82.21 79.59 1969 Costa-Gavras
286 The Phantom Carriage 81.96 95.00 80.01 80.32 1921 Victor Sjöström
287 Manhattan 81.95 86.23 80.50 79.81 1979 Woody Allen
288 Rome, Open City 81.94 95.40 80.45 79.27 1945 Robert Rossellini
289 Children of Heaven 81.93 80.15 81.24 82.01 1997 Majid Majidi
290 The Green Mile 81.92 71.93 82.95 84.38 1999 Frank Darabont
291 The Iron Giant 81.91 86.61 80.88 79.95 1999 Brad Bird
292 The Sacrifice 81.90 80.30 80.47 81.37 1986 Andrei Tarkovsky
293 The Philadelphia Story 81.90 94.95 79.79 77.86 1940 George Cukor
294 The Twilight Samurai 81.90 86.10 81.07 81.13 2002 Yôji Yamada
295 Before Sunset 81.88 87.79 81.42 78.41 2004 Richard Linklater
296 Before Sunrise 81.86 84.40 82.24 79.44 1995 Richard Linklater
297 Castle in the Sky 81.85 81.63 81.49 82.06 1986 Hayao Miyazaki
298 The Departed 81.84 86.92 82.82 79.04 2006 Martin Scorsese
299 Brazil 81.83 90.23 80.61 78.37 1985 Terry Gilliam
300 Incendies 81.81 83.85 81.88 80.74 2011 Denis Villenueve
301 The Maltese Falcon 81.81 95.65 80.24 77.28 1941 John Huston
302 The Wizard of Oz 81.77 98.03 79.38 77.17 1939 Victor Fleming
303 Le Cercle Rouge 81.76 90.03 80.81 78.54 1970 Jean-Pierre Melville
304 Monsieur Verdoux 81.76 89.80 78.55 81.34 1947 Charlie Chaplin
305 The Return 81.72 84.85 80.02 80.96 2003 Andrey Zvyagintsev
306 Secrets & Lies 81.71 90.73 80.29 78.66 1996 Mike Leigh
307 The Hidden Fortress 81.70 91.25 80.79 80.72 1958 Akira Kurosawa
308 Pan's Labyrinth 81.69 92.59 81.60 76.08 2006 Guillermo del Toro
309 Amélie 81.69 79.64 81.96 80.27 2004 Jean-Pierre Jeunet
310 Ben-Hur 81.67 86.93 79.86 80.22 1959 William Wyler
311 Fitzcarraldo 81.67 75.80 81.06 81.21 1982 Werner Herzog
312 American History X 81.63 70.13 83.58 83.00 1998 Tony Kaye
313 Ace in the Hole 81.62 79.10 80.88 81.36 1951 Billy Wilder
314 Capernaum 81.62 81.83 80.52 82.18 2018 Nadine Labaki
315 Still Walking 81.61 90.30 80.92 79.48 2008 Hirokazu Koreeda
316 All About My Mother 81.61 88.77 79.56 78.80 1999 Pedro Almodóvar
317 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 81.60 92.28 78.82 78.83 1972 Luis Buñuel
318 Platoon 81.60 88.70 79.52 80.45 1986 Oliver Stone
319 Farewell My Concubine 81.60 80.50 80.49 81.04 1993 Chen Kaige
320 Letter from an Unknown Woman 81.59 93.10 79.84 79.31 1948 Max Ophüls
321 The Grand Budapest Hotel 81.58 87.64 80.72 79.19 2014 Wes Anderson
322 The Virgin Spring 81.58 82.45 80.70 80.66 1960 Ingmar Bergman
323 The Red Balloon 81.57 90.20 79.93 80.30 1956 Albert Lamorisse
324 Stagecoach 81.57 94.58 77.69 78.94 1939 John Ford
325 Mulholland Drive 81.56 80.61 79.60 77.87 2001 David Lynch
326 A Matter of Life and Death 81.49 92.60 81.91 76.27 1946 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
327 High Noon 81.48 90.58 79.27 78.94 1952 Fred Zinnemann
328 Orpheus 81.48 96.20 79.88 78.90 1950 Jean Cocteau
329 Life of Brian 81.47 82.98 80.78 79.81 1979 Terry Jones
330 Casino 81.46 74.23 81.54 81.75 1995 Martin Scorsese
331 Kagemusha 81.44 82.93 80.01 80.43 1980 Akira Kurosawa
332 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 81.43 76.08 80.53 81.85 1969 George Roy Hill
333 In a Lonely Place 81.43 92.45 80.42 78.77 1950 Nicholas Ray
334 Scarface 81.43 71.30 81.97 82.18 1983 Brian De Palma
335 A Short Film About Killing 81.42 87.35 79.89 80.38 1988 Krzysztof Kieślowski
336 Beauty and the Beast 81.41 92.05 79.28 78.32 1946 Jean Cocteau
337 The Hustler 81.39 92.45 80.43 78.97 1961 Robert Rossen
338 Cléo from 5 to 7 81.38 91.65 80.03 79.11 1962 Agnès Varda
339 Fireworks 81.37 90.15 80.01 79.63 1997 Takeshi Kitano
340 Room 81.36 88.41 80.43 79.48 2015 Lenny Abrahamson
341 Mad Max: Fury Road 81.35 90.39 79.76 77.80 2015 George Miller
342 Steamboat Bill, Jr. 81.32 95.75 79.30 79.23 1928 Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton
343 Judgment at Nuremberg 81.31 71.58 82.24 83.03 1961 Stanley Kramer
344 The Straight Story 81.30 87.15 79.64 79.88 1999 David Lynch
345 Meshes of the Afternoon 81.29 96.25 77.91 79.99 1943 Maya Deren, Alexandr Hackenschmied
346 Alice in the Cities 81.28 86.70 79.60 80.20 1974 Wim Wenders
347 Akira 81.28 80.90 81.12 79.98 1988 Katsuhiro Otomo
348 Good Will Hunting 81.27 79.38 81.97 81.05 1997 Gus Van Sant
349 The Miracle Worker 81.25 85.15 78.88 81.55 1962 Arthur Penn
350 Talk to Her 81.25 87.48 79.33 78.71 2002 Pedro Almodóvar
351 The Graduate 81.24 85.58 78.91 79.97 1967 Mike Nichols
352 Beauty and the Beast 81.22 92.28 79.20 78.77 1991 Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
353 The Heiress 81.19 94.45 80.20 79.76 1949 William Wyler
354 Fantasia 81.18 93.03 76.76 79.95 1940 Samuel Armstrong, James Algar
355 Au Revoir les Enfants 81.18 94.25 80.14 78.92 1987 Louis Malle
356 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 81.18 88.62 79.36 79.90 2017 Martin McDonagh
357 Inglourious Basterds 81.17 79.05 81.06 80.51 2009 Quentin Tarantino
358 Elevator to the Gallows 81.16 90.45 79.31 78.56 1958 Louis Malle
359 Gladiator 81.16 75.39 81.69 81.52 2000 Ridley Scott
360 Through a Glass Darkly 81.15 93.60 81.11 78.86 1961 Ingmar Bergman
361 Million Dollar Baby 81.15 87.41 77.43 80.72 2004 Clint Eastwood
362 Days of Heaven 81.15 90.75 80.19 77.08 1978 Terrence Malick
363 Do the Right Thing 81.15 90.78 80.26 77.04 1989 Spike Lee
364 Out of the Past 81.14 91.40 80.73 77.92 1947 Jacques Tourneur
365 Strangers on a Train 81.11 93.30 80.01 78.68 1951 Alfred Hitchcock
366 Blue Velvet 81.11 83.48 78.98 77.09 1986 David Lynch
367 That Obscure Object of Desire 81.09 89.40 79.59 78.11 1977 Luis Buñuel
368 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 81.08 80.23 80.74 80.75 1962 Robert Aldrich
369 My Night at Maud's 81.07 88.15 79.51 79.42 1969 Éric Rohmer
370 The Earrings of Madame de… 81.07 92.15 80.36 77.05 1953 Max Ophüls
371 The Conversation 81.04 89.23 80.03 77.44 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
372 The Killing 81.03 91.50 79.51 79.21 1956 Stanley Kubrick
373 The Servant 81.03 87.83 79.45 78.57 1963 Joseph Losey
374 The Intouchables 81.03 67.15 82.13 84.70 2011 Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
375 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 81.01 94.15 81.57 75.44 1943 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
376 Jaws 81.01 90.98 79.91 75.70 1975 Steven Spielberg
377 Winter Light 81.01 73.55 81.51 79.95 1963 Ingmar Bergman
378 Love Exposure 81.01 80.88 82.23 79.55 2008 Sion Sono
379 Hiroshima Mon Amour 81.00 92.95 80.13 77.99 1959 Alain Resnais
380 Day for Night 80.98 92.55 80.21 78.27 1973 François Truffaut
381 Ratatouille 80.97 92.73 78.72 78.68 2007 Brad Bird
382 Ghost in the Shell 80.97 81.43 79.98 81.15 1995 Mamoru Oshii
383 Germany Year Zero 80.95 92.00 77.80 80.03 1948 Roberto Rossellini
384 Spotlight 80.93 93.00 79.75 77.55 2015 Tom McCarthy
385 Die Hard 80.93 79.58 81.11 79.43 1988 John McTiernan
386 Laura 80.93 93.80 79.70 78.47 1944 Otto Preminger
387 Sleuth 80.93 89.95 79.16 80.87 1972 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
388 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 80.92 88.64 79.69 77.84 2007 Julian Schnabel
389 The Handmaiden 80.92 85.99 82.55 77.41 2016 Park Chan-wook
390 Stand by Me 80.90 80.20 81.28 79.54 1986 Rob Reiner
391 Wolf Children 80.90 80.15 80.40 81.27 2012 Mamoru Hosoda
392 Marriage Story 80.88 92.86 79.40 77.75 2019 Noam Baumbach
393 Shoeshine 80.87 93.75 79.02 79.38 1946 Vittorio De Sica
394 Freaks 80.85 84.70 77.66 80.31 1932 Tod Browning
395 Nosferatu 80.85 93.75 78.29 79.14 1922 F. W. Murnau
396 Dial M for Murder 80.84 77.60 81.17 81.31 1954 Alfred Hitchcock
397 Amour 80.81 90.90 77.74 78.19 2012 Michael Haneke
398 12 Years a Slave 80.80 94.00 79.74 76.94 2013 Steve McQueen
399 The Nightmare Before Christmas 80.77 85.38 79.26 79.69 1993 Henry Selick
400 Cabaret 80.77 84.68 77.34 80.69 1972 Bob Fosse
401 Central Station 80.77 83.28 80.91 78.52 1998 Walter Salles
402 Landscape in the Mist 80.74 71.35 80.76 80.28 1988 Theo Angelopoulos
403 1917 80.73 84.37 80.65 79.33 2019 Sam Mendes
404 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 80.71 93.98 75.69 78.01 1916 D. W. Griffith
405 Call Me by Your Name 80.71 91.25 79.43 77.87 2017 Luca Guadagnino
406 Midnight Cowboy 80.71 82.98 79.10 79.50 1969 John Schlesinger
407 Shadow of a Doubt 80.70 94.38 79.31 76.04 1943 Alfred Hitchcock
408 Interstellar 80.70 74.16 81.30 82.25 2014 Christopher Nolan
409 Hannah and Her Sisters 80.69 88.95 79.15 77.98 1986 Woody Allen
410 Monsters, Inc. 80.68 85.29 79.37 80.08 2001 Pete Docter, David Silverman
411 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse 80.65 85.85 79.40 79.38 1933 Fritz Lang
412 Downfall 80.64 83.53 81.54 78.55 2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel
413 Being There 80.64 87.30 79.42 78.06 1979 Hal Ashby
414 The Killer 80.63 92.60 79.27 78.66 1989 John Woo
415 My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown 80.63 93.23 78.13 79.15 1989 Jim Sheridan
416 Jean de Florette 80.60 88.40 80.18 79.69 1986 Claude Berri
417 The Big Lebowski 80.57 74.80 82.28 78.57 1998 Coen Brothers
418 The King's Speech 80.57 90.86 78.50 78.59 2010 Tom Hooper
419 Whisper of the Heart 80.55 79.98 80.80 80.31 1995 Yoshifumi Kondō
420 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 80.54 93.08 77.22 77.82 1982 Steven Spielberg
421 Infernal Affairs 80.54 79.83 79.92 80.22 2002 Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
422 The Prestige 80.54 72.22 82.71 81.38 2006 Christopher Nolan
423 Our Hospitality 80.54 92.85 77.72 79.58 1923 Buster Keaton, John G. Blystone
424 Zootopia 80.53 85.22 78.84 80.18 2016 Byron Howard, Rich Moore
425 Toy Story 2 80.49 92.59 78.51 77.05 1999 John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich
426 Klaus 80.48 75.00 81.07 81.41 2019 Sergio Pablos
427 The Big Sleep 80.45 92.10 79.74 77.58 1946 Howard Hawks
428 Ford v Ferrari 80.45 83.94 79.37 80.01 2019 James Mangold
429 Dead Poets Society 80.44 78.70 79.43 80.75 1989 Peter Weir
430 The Terminator 80.43 89.08 78.26 78.13 1984 James Cameron
431 Naked 80.43 84.48 80.39 77.34 1993 Mike Leigh
432 Dangal 80.41 83.00 79.68 80.56 2016 Nitesh Tiwari
433 Kwaidan 80.40 81.80 79.75 79.42 1964 Masaki Kobayashi
434 The Man Who Would Be King 80.40 90.55 78.24 77.79 1975 John Huston
435 Wild Tales 80.38 82.57 80.48 79.22 2014 Damián Szifron
436 Groundhog Day 80.38 80.08 79.31 79.35 1993 Harold Ramis
437 Catch Me If You Can 80.38 83.44 78.74 80.57 2002 Steven Spielberg
438 I Vitelloni 80.36 90.28 77.64 78.06 1953 Federico Fellini
439 The Big Heat 80.35 92.90 79.27 77.87 1953 Fritz Lang
440 The Double Life of Véronique 80.35 82.63 80.19 77.87 1991 Krzysztof Kieślowski
441 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 80.35 82.58 80.19 78.43 1966 Mike Nichols
442 Requiem for a Dream 80.33 71.39 81.39 80.93 2000 Darren Aronofsky
443 Rope 80.33 79.20 80.31 79.30 1948 Alfred Hitchcock
444 Love and Death 80.33 89.83 77.55 78.50 1975 Woody Allen
445 The Remains of the Day 80.29 86.88 78.75 78.80 1993 James Ivory
446 Jules and Jim 80.28 93.70 78.30 77.94 1962 François Truffaut
447 The Gospel According to Matthew 80.28 88.30 76.50 78.52 1964 Pier Paolo Pasolini
448 How to Train Your Dragon 80.27 81.97 79.45 80.24 2010 Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
449 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 80.27 88.50 78.81 78.53 2011 David Yates
450 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 80.26 87.05 79.46 79.79 1958 Richard Brooks
451 The French Connection 80.26 93.35 78.04 76.89 1971 William Friedkin
452 Opening Night 80.25 78.05 80.50 79.25 1977 John Cassavetes
453 Hotel Rwanda 80.24 84.54 79.34 79.40 2004 Terry George
454 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 80.22 92.51 77.76 76.22 2007 Cristian Mungiu
455 Tampopo 80.22 92.40 81.20 77.01 1985 Juzo Itami
456 Scarface 80.22 93.50 76.43 79.55 1932 Howard Hawks, Howard Hughes
457 The Face of Another 80.21 87.50 79.61 79.34 1966 Hiroshi Teshigahara
458 The Roaring Twenties 80.21 86.20 77.79 80.68 1939 Raoul Walsh
459 Pickpocket 80.20 93.80 76.41 76.47 1959 Robert Bresson
460 Kiki's Delivery Service 80.20 85.45 79.87 78.84 1989 Hayao Miyazaki
461 A Prophet 80.19 89.61 79.53 76.14 2009 Jacques Audiard
462 Zelig 80.19 90.00 76.50 80.29 1983 Woody Allen
463 Trouble in Paradise 80.18 88.20 79.35 77.62 1932 Ernst Lubitsch
464 Gran Torino 80.17 76.27 78.57 82.36 2008 Clint Eastwood
465 Last Year at Marienbad 80.16 88.25 78.29 77.37 1961 Alain Resnais
466 All the President's Men 80.15 85.95 80.48 76.46 1976 Alan J. Pakula
467 Breaking the Waves 80.15 79.85 78.46 79.55 1996 Lars von Trier
468 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 80.14 74.28 81.44 80.57 1989 Steven Spielberg
469 Divorce Italian Style 80.12 91.00 79.28 78.26 1961 Pietro Germi
470 Edward Scissorhands 80.12 78.65 78.09 80.73 1990 Tim Burton
471 The Thing 80.12 67.98 82.60 79.34 1982 John Carpenter
472 Perfect Blue 80.11 74.05 80.91 80.09 1997 Satoshi Kon
473 Down by Law 80.10 79.03 78.98 79.61 1986 Jim Jarmusch
474 Bringing Up Baby 80.10 90.75 78.25 76.45 1938 Howard Hawks
475 The Phantom of Liberty 80.09 85.10 78.89 78.66 1974 Luis Buñuel
476 Bonnie and Clyde 80.07 85.38 78.16 78.23 1967 Arthur Penn
477 The Incredibles 80.07 89.69 79.77 75.78 2004 Brad Bird
478 Rocky 80.04 79.73 79.17 79.29 1976 John G. Avildsen
479 His Girl Friday 80.03 94.15 79.24 76.72 1940 Howard Hawks
480 Mommy 80.03 80.79 80.39 79.13 2014 Xavier Dolan
481 Mon Oncle 80.03 88.00 78.03 78.76 1958 Jacques Tati
482 My Fair Lady 79.99 91.85 77.53 78.00 1964 George Cukor
483 Charade 79.98 85.55 79.37 78.72 1963 Stanley Donen
484 Stalag 17 79.95 87.13 79.62 77.79 1953 Billy Wilder
485 Boyhood 79.95 97.08 76.08 75.95 2014 Richard Linklater
486 The Secret in Their Eyes 79.95 82.49 81.27 77.67 2009 Juan José Campanella
487 Ninotchka 79.95 90.15 77.99 78.50 1939 Ernst Lubitsch
488 Pierrot le Fou 79.94 81.75 77.84 76.65 1965 Jean-Luc Godard
489 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 79.94 89.10 78.30 78.27 1974 Werner Herzog
490 Stroszek 79.94 88.40 79.50 77.77 1977 Werner Herzog
491 A Hard Day's Night 79.93 93.73 76.82 77.08 1964 Richard Lester
492 Onibaba 79.90 74.75 79.42 79.96 1964 Kaneto Shindo
493 Repulsion 79.85 92.68 77.29 76.57 1965 Roman Polanski
494 Like Stars on Earth 79.85 80.50 79.54 79.86 2007 Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte
495 Duck Soup 79.84 92.33 79.01 74.92 1933 Leo McCarey
496 Carlito's Way 79.83 70.28 79.16 82.01 1993 Brian De Palma
497 Nashville 79.82 93.23 76.89 74.92 1975 Robert Altman
498 The Triplets of Belleville 79.82 88.97 76.57 78.66 2003 Sylvain Chomet
499 Dr. Mabuse the Gambler 79.81 85.10 76.88 79.98 1922 Fritz Lang
500 Gone Girl 79.79 83.03 79.32 78.87 2014 David Fincher
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