2021.09.19 09:49 GOTricked Do you guys DM women who’s IG is posted on their bio?
2021.09.19 09:49 UrOvensOn This is satire right?
2021.09.19 09:49 ChickenDragon123 I didn't enjoy Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (No Spoilers)
I wanted to like this book, I really did. It incorporated so many of the better trends I see in fantasy, but it just failed to get me invested. So let's start with the bad, and work our way to the good, because there is good, it's just frustrating to get there.
Let's start with Character. Narampah. Oh Narampah. Narampah could be a decent character. She could be. In a different context. But she isn't in a different context. She is like Aang if he were in Game of Thrones, if he lasts long, it's only because of divine intervention. Narampah is in a position of authority but doesn't understand how authority actually works, and shows no interest in learning. Her friend Iktan was a better more interesting character to me, because it's clear they did understand how power and authority works. I will grant that Narampah didn't have much time to learn, but she really didn't try that hard.
Xaila was ok. Her character was a bit foul mouthed world wise sailor for me and leaned into those tropes but she was fine. Like store bought Mac and Cheese. With the right seasonings it can be great, but mostly, it just gets the job done and tastes ok.
Serapio as a character was fantastic. Unfortunately he was the only one. His character walked the line between purpose and trauma that was fantastic, he offered a massive insight into the world and how it worked, any time I spent with him, I enjoyed.
Okoa, I liked him, but he never felt like an active character for me, I'm not sure why. He made decisions, but it felt to me like they were the only choice rather than like he had real option. Maybe that's just where my head was when I was reading his scenes.
Lets jump ahead to prose now. The prose is, there... Every review I have seen and read has said wonderful things about the prose, but I can't disagree more. It does the job and nothing else. It doesn't look pretty, it doesn't sound pretty, it was memorable to me largely by the fact of how little it did. That's harsh, but I enjoyed it more than I did Narampah as a character. So... Take that as you will.
Plot. This was actually pretty good. It's predictable, I had a rough idea of what was going to happen in the last 4-5 chapters pinned by about about the 1/3rd mark, but it is actually pretty good despite that. The built in Countdown helps the pacing, and keeps things moving at just the right pace.
World building, This is the part that most impressed me. This is what actually got me into the book in the first place. Black Sun takes place in a precolumbian south american (Mostly) analogue. It takes it's influences heavily from the ancient aztecs, and maya and boy does it show. The world is dark. If you read the first chapter you will understand, it's fantastic. The different political factions are both complex and have good motivations for what they do. I cannot praise the worldbuilding enough it's great. If I pick up this book again it will be because of the world building.
The problem is, that the worldbuilding can't carry the rest of the story. The plot can't carry the rest of the story. It's up to the characters to invest me in this story and this world, but they don't fit as they are. Serapio does, Xaila does to a lesser extent, but Narampah just falls short. She is the wrong character for this story. And maybe that's the point. Maybe book two comes out and we see her make some major changes. But I probably won't be reading it.
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2021.09.19 09:49 raidragun How can I get the settlement map to find a settlement on the planet I want??
The settlement chart isn't working as expected. I've reloaded an auto save 15+times, most times using the map either does nothing, consuming the chart, or does nothing and gives me a message, not consuming the map. I got it to point scan a few times, always pointing to a spot on another planet.
I've also tried doing nexus missions in-between, teleporting to another galaxy via my base, and being at different locations on the planet. The planet is a paradise planet, with trading posts and such, so it should have a settlement, right?
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2021.09.19 09:49 wiesbadenerdolores Does a planet in first house have the same Impact as the chart ruler and does for example moon in 1st house have cancer rising Qualities.
2021.09.19 09:49 Maleficent_Tennis560 Most underrated Socceroo career?
Sometimes we forget how truly epic our soccerrs were during the 90s-2010s, many aside from the Kewells, Vidukas and Cahills had awesome careers that are perhaps under appreciated by the fans.
A few that come to mind who we maybe underrate their impact:
2021.09.19 09:49 michyeo31 210919 cultwoshow Instagram Update
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2021.09.19 09:49 ToBeReadOutLoud US Rep Madison Cawthorn playing 3D language chess with his ΜΛΠΣΘ / MLPSTH tattoo
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2021.09.19 09:49 lotsoflim M32 looking for a girl to talk to. Good looking but going through some hardships. Message me if interested
2021.09.19 09:49 shhhedoesntknow_ Gift ideas?
Hello! I finally found a way to possibly send a care package to my very lovely bf but now I don't know what to put in it 😂 he's very sentimental and I feel like he'll love anything I stuff in it but.. what?! I need ideas! So far I definitely know that I'll put in handwritten love letters of me professing my love, my favourite shirt and gifts for his mom. I would love to send him snacks from my country but food isn't allowed sadly.
Any thoughts and suggestions please?
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2021.09.19 09:49 Lacotan Вот так выглядит выученная беспомощность.
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2021.09.19 09:49 ComprehensiveCow9128 Even if you are "just joking", it's not funny commenting that your team "should've" won or commenting that you don't care under a post about the legitimate winners.
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2021.09.19 09:49 Exact_Eye9828 Charli
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2021.09.19 09:49 rachrach3 Homemade sushi for dinner. Constructive criticism appreciated please :)
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2021.09.19 09:49 A_WirdoInTheGalaxy69 Made a new template!!!
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2021.09.19 09:49 lost_soul_519 Finally. Someone said it.
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2021.09.19 09:49 Kwiznix Where is the Peruvian passport number located?
quick question: I am in doubt what my passport number is..
I showed it to several instances, and some take the number above the passport number (1 letter + numbers) and other ones take the number below (only numbers)
I thought it’s the one below, but now I am not sure.. does anyone know which of them is the passport number, and what is the other one?
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2021.09.19 09:49 King_Cudder I caught a few Oshawatt today
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2021.09.19 09:49 hxudinidreams A small gif from The Wolverine
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2021.09.19 09:49 malwar3_1337 There was no India or Pakistan in world war one ye kya bakchodi hai?
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2021.09.19 09:49 Embarrassed-Ad-4390 Me: when I play with the legos. The legos: stop playing with me.
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2021.09.19 09:49 Igennem U.S. sanctions several Hong Kong-based Chinese entities over Iran -website | Another one for the litany of reasons why the US influence needs to be removed from HK
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2021.09.19 09:49 HellsAverageRig I wired up a 1950s television set to receive HDMI input. Video link in comments.
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2021.09.19 09:49 chuckstaton Weird Question: Anyone have any idea on how to get a protective plastic case/sleeve for this box? General Mills Family Size
2021.09.19 09:49 RandomHero66611 Like many other shenanigans over the last 9 months... I don't give a shit what you do regarding Computer Share, not my fucking business. I do care that you HODL however, in all fairness, that's also none of my fucking business.
I respect your right to be a grown ass Ape and do what you want regarding share registration, but if you could do me a solid and HODL? I'll definitely keep HODLING (and buying when I can, direct through NYSE of course) for you all. Very much appreciated, you fucking rock.
Splendid Sunday Apes.
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