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Book Review: Black Cranes (2020)

2020.09.05 00:21 ReedAlexandersHorror Book Review: Black Cranes (2020)

Black Cranes

Roots, bloody roots…

In order for me to consider an anthology good, it needs at least three solid stories that are worth the purchase. The only exception, my review of the Creeping Corruption Anthology, where I mentioned that The Being by J. M. Striker, was worth the cover price, alone!
And yes, the first three are worth the cover price. They’re not just good, they’re fantastic! Even the second, Kapre, which I had the most difficulty with as a critic, was marvelous in its own right and is arguably the best of the first three. Though, I favor the first story merely as a personal preference for its stylization of science fiction.
Importantly, there wasn’t one story I didn’t like. In fact, the whole collection is fantastic and I made every effort possible not to spoil them or even swear if I could help it. But fuck’s sake, I tend to swear even more when I like something this much, and I had to work it out of my system.
I absolutely recommend this anthology! In fact, I can’t recommend it enough. My few complaints are easily ignored and wholly irrelevant. Most importantly, this anthology has a power to it! Every story is a gut punch that’s hard to recover from!
Pick up a copy: Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women

SPOILERS!!! (While I did my best to avoid them, take care reading beyond this point.)

THE GENETIC ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Elaine Cuyegkeng
A sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clark
The depiction of this technologically advanced society sounds more like a work of fantasy, as well it should. We can grip to every detail with scientific plausibility, and yet it will sound like pure fantasy. It had a master-crafted setting that defines magnificent details but doesn’t labor on them.
The tense is a little jarring. It’s like someone reciting present tense from memory. Not a third person present tense, or a narrator describing it to the reader, but like a person describing a memory like it’s happening right now.
The premise is simple. What if you could correct independent and disobedient women with modified clones. Kinda like The Stepford Wives. No spoilers, it will leave you shooked!
KAPRE: A LOVE STORY by Rin Chupeco
The opening is difficult to digest and a bit rambling. I had to read it more than twice, and each attempt caused more confusion. Thus, it bucked me from my reader’s trance. Most of the first paragraph was a mess and didn’t flow naturally until the fourth sentence.
However, I will implore you to read on, as I did. After, I consumed each word no less eagerly than the previous story. It’s so rare to get a glimpse into the nightmarish tales of other cultures. Certainly rare enough to be able to immerse myself in those nightmarish machinations.
Outside of its initial hangups, this is a fantastic story.

A PET IS FOR LIFE by Geneve Flynn
A few word choice issues here. I know it’s difficult to stand out without being poetic, but you can lose the reader. Statements like “…prickled with recognition” made me tilt my head and caused me to stop reading. I know we mean goosebumps, and I know statements like “feeling eyes on you” are cliche’, but there’s nothing wrong with that, and no need to reinvent the wheel with words. Though, as a writer, I’m guilty of this, myself.
I’m also not sure if the perspective hopping worked. I didn’t struggle with it, but it did stumble at least once. However, neither this nor the prior mentioned word choices were reason enough for me to stop reading.
The rest of the story is quite compelling. It’s a creature feature of a sort that pits two mythological supernatural beings against each other, only one I’m particularly familiar with. Either way, it was a fun read.

PHOENIX CLAWS by Lee Murray
This touches me so deeply. Being married to a Filipina woman, I had to formally request her hand in marriage from the father. So much cultural significance went into this, my (eventual) wife was a nervous wreck. I remember the inward sigh I took when my (now) father smiled and asked me to tell his wife, my (now) mother. While I remained stoic, I wanted to faint!
I especially love this story’s focus on food. My father seemed especially excited about my generalist appetite and eagerness to try new things that would make most white guys turn green (like Balut… look it up)!
Is foodie horror a thing? Yeah, it works. Shows like Bizarre Foods International wouldn’t exist if it didn’t. This even has deep cultural significance and if horror is for anything, it’s calling out existing power structures. In fact, I found myself deeply offended when the character Fin turned his nose up at Luce’s culture. At one point, even pulling that reverse racism crap. Which I must flatly state, is not a real thing. Racism requires a power structure, a system to enforce it. Outside of that, it’s just white people being whiny.
I mean seriously, would eating one fucking claw have really killed him?

OF HUNGER AND FURY by Grace Chan
Writing you can feel on your skin. If you don’t feel sticky and icky after the first few pages, you ain’t human! It’s so assaulting on the mind, I swear I could taste it. That’s a solid form of body horror; making the reader’s body feel grimy. Every descriptor in this short is about texture. The kind that repulses, but penetrates primordially.
This story’s refusal to praise the male protagonist for “not being an asshole,” is just so right. He does the minimum and is even condescending about it. He doesn’t treat Fang like an equal and he certainly doesn’t treat her culture as equal. There is a lot of complicated layers here. The main character feels like she abandoned and was simultaneously abandoned by her culture. She’s so estranged from her family and her heritage, it seems that she doesn’t know her own father has died.
It’s hard to place the spirit that haunts her. Is it the spirit of a dead girl lost from an unsolved murder? Is it the spirit of the main character’s existential dread? Is it the spirit of her severed heritage yearning to be recognized? Maybe all of the above. Maybe the spirit of that dead girl felt so deeply for that existential dread, for the yearning to be recognized, it just became about that.

SKIN DOWDY by Angela Yuriko Smith
This reminds me of the YouTube short, Doll Face, and for context please watch it: Doll Face
I’m not against body modification. Quite the opposite. There is no better or more obvious way to show control over your own body. And through this, one can easily express how they feel, how they want to shine. However, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold. Often for the pleasure of men.
Absolutely brilliant how this story depicts that concept in such an interesting cyberpunk setting.

TRUTH IS ORDER AND ORDER IS TRUTH by Nadia Bulkin
Okay, don’t get me wrong, this is a FASCINATING exposition on a foreign, almost alien culture. It did become a bit of a slog, though. I felt like I should be taking notes. However, the slog seemed sort of understandable. This story does begin with an epic pilgrimage- a literal slog. Perhaps an exposition slog is perfect to depict the sensation of a literal slog.
My god, all I can say about this is that it’s a fascinating epic. It’s downright biblical. Much as the concepts are all foreign to me, they are all easily digestible in ways I can understand. Concepts I read for the first time flowed naturally when they should likely seem strange. A fantastic read!
One final note, I’m deeply happy the foreign cultures H. P. Lovecraft so dismissively pissed on, are taking their culture back from the blaggard. Don’t cancel… re-appropriate.

RITES OF PASSAGE by Gabriela Lee
The idea of ‘future tense’ is always a bit of a struggle, but I thought it was fun how this reads like a prophecy. It was a bit of a stumble when it landed in the now, and again when it further moved to past tense. It’s actually interesting as the tenses are reversed. The future tense depicting “when the child was born,” the present tense being “What the child did,” and the past tense being “what the child will do?”
While this is extremely experimental for English, it really worked well. When the future tense describes the past, I didn’t lose sight of that, even when the tense changed again. And while it made me tilt my head contemplatively, it didn’t stop me from reading, nor jar my reader’s trance.

THE NINTH TALE by Rena Mason
This story did seem to stagger on even though it felt like it was over. I kept reading, wondering what more there was to say, being pleasantly surprised that what was said next made needed to be said.
I’m a little familiar with the legends of fox spirits, though, this expanded on them beautifully. I love how well the myth is depicted as terrifying, even unforgiving, but somehow fair. It’s not good, but it’s not even evil, and though a little serendipitous, still seemingly natural and without malice. Like a fox eating a mouse for sustenance. It’s good that Xin and Zhang seem to deserve their fate, but even if they didn’t, it would still seem oddly appropriate.
I also love how this is a commentary on traditional Japanese foot binding. As mentioned initially about the story SKIN DOWDY, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold.

VANILLA RICE by Angela Yuriko Smith
Every moment of this story made my heart ache. This mother just wants her daughter to be loved and accepted. Unlike the first in the collection, which was about modifying women to control them, this is about how existing social controls already modify them. It’s like the Chinese practice of eye-widening so that women and men seem more ‘Caucasian.’ The prevalence of western domination has deeply scared these cultures where even levels of white supremacy psychologically affect them.
This woman was so psychologically sacred by cultural erasure, she seeks to erase it from her own daughter. I can think of no better name to spoof than Vanilla Ice, a white rapper who tried to appropriate black culture. White culture basically appropriated this woman’s daughter, after all.
An absolutely beautiful read with elements of body horror. Bravo!

FURY by Christina Sng
This one also starts off with a full paragraph of awkward sentences. This time it was almost enough to make me stop reading. Were it not for my duties as a critic, I would have. Importantly, I did not regret that I kept reading or I would have stopped, duties be damned (it might not be fair, but it’s honest).
Beyond the awkward opening is a somewhat generic zombie horror. However, it was still pretty good. It had all the right elements of survival, struggle, and a sense of sacrifice. It was good, and that is good enough.
This was a little long though fast-paced enough to keep me moving. A lot of it reminded me of 28 Days Later (2002) with the pulse-pounding stylization. The ending, which I won’t spoil, reminded me of I Am Legend by Richard Mathison.

THE MARK by Grace Chan
There’s a constant theme in this anthology about white men who ‘land’ Asian women, only to become bored and dismissive of them by the time the story opens. This must be a consistent issue with their culture, something I’ve had first-hand experience with. I married my wife because she was the perfect partner. Our personalities meshed well, we came from similar backgrounds, had similar likes, and a similar sense of humor. I felt it vain at the time that I was marrying the female version of myself. I was shocked to discover that even my more liberal friends were more preoccupied with the fact that I’d ‘landed an Asian.’ Enough so, over time I even systematically cut those friends out of my life. This is so pervasive, it still comes up to this day and I’m never sure how to address it. Though I’m sure I’m always visibly annoyed when it comes up. People (primarily men) often treat my wife as a fetish, when I see her as my best friend.
The protagonist in this book describes her husband as an imposter, and I think I know why. Far too often are women treated like trophies, conquests that the shine has faded from. I can’t imagine how this reflects on ‘exotic’ trophy wives. This woman’s husband was always an imposter. James was the fabrication, replaced by the robot that was always there.

FRANGIPANI WISHES by Lee Murray
This is like a poem, with emotions and meaning made visual through word. Actually, it’s a fantastic expression of emotions and visual things through word. This is broken by short little poems that separate each moment in the body of the work. The story flows beautifully. There is even a rhythm to it.
Here’s the thing, the story is fascinating, gripping in fact, but it’s not horror in the classical sense and isn’t my usual jam. However, the rhythm, flow, and illustration through the written word were so damn compelling, it hardly mattered. I didn’t just consume this story, I devoured it. I don’t even consider it the best of the anthology, but I clung to every word of it.
That being said… the ending. GOOD LORD that ending hits like a freight train. The rhythm builds up this force and when it finally stops, it’s like a bullet to the sternum.

LITTLE WORM by Geneve Flynn
I’m not sure if anyone reading my literary reviews is familiar with my movie reviews, but I’m kinda well known for one specific review… well, a rant really, about The Taking of Deborah Logan and how it missed the point of its own story. Deborah is succumbing to dementia and as her mind leaves, something else begins to take over. The problem is, the whole concept of isolation and loss is completely destroyed by un-fucking-watchable shakey camera. They had this beautiful thing, wrapped up in a compelling story, and ruined it with a silly gimmick.
This story gives me what The Taking of Deborah Logan, should have given me. It gives me the full blunt force trauma of that loss and the slow isolation of being robbed of one’s faculties.
But what’s eating this woman isn’t dementia or just some random demon. Its a spirit of all her deepest regrets, her hopes, and dreams that have been lost over the years, made manifest.

Closing

Once again -and seriously, I can not stress this enough- this collection is fantastic. It’s beyond worth the cover price, it’s an instant classic and I’d be damned shocked if we never hear from these writes again.
Please read these stories. If you have any regrets after doing so, you need to take a good hard look at your life.
~Reed Alexander
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2020.09.05 00:20 ReedAlexandersHorror Book Review: Black Cranes (2020)

Black Cranes

Roots, bloody roots…

In order for me to consider an anthology good, it needs at least three solid stories that are worth the purchase. The only exception, my review of the Creeping Corruption Anthology, where I mentioned that The Being by J. M. Striker, was worth the cover price, alone!
And yes, the first three are worth the cover price. They’re not just good, they’re fantastic! Even the second, Kapre, which I had the most difficulty with as a critic, was marvelous in its own right and is arguably the best of the first three. Though, I favor the first story merely as a personal preference for its stylization of science fiction.
Importantly, there wasn’t one story I didn’t like. In fact, the whole collection is fantastic and I made every effort possible not to spoil them or even swear if I could help it. But fuck’s sake, I tend to swear even more when I like something this much, and I had to work it out of my system.
I absolutely recommend this anthology! In fact, I can’t recommend it enough. My few complaints are easily ignored and wholly irrelevant. Most importantly, this anthology has a power to it! Every story is a gut punch that’s hard to recover from!
Pick up a copy: Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women

SPOILERS!!! (While I did my best to avoid them, take care reading beyond this point.)

THE GENETIC ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Elaine Cuyegkeng
A sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clark
The depiction of this technologically advanced society sounds more like a work of fantasy, as well it should. We can grip to every detail with scientific plausibility, and yet it will sound like pure fantasy. It had a master-crafted setting that defines magnificent details but doesn’t labor on them.
The tense is a little jarring. It’s like someone reciting present tense from memory. Not a third person present tense, or a narrator describing it to the reader, but like a person describing a memory like it’s happening right now.
The premise is simple. What if you could correct independent and disobedient women with modified clones. Kinda like The Stepford Wives. No spoilers, it will leave you shooked!
KAPRE: A LOVE STORY by Rin Chupeco
The opening is difficult to digest and a bit rambling. I had to read it more than twice, and each attempt caused more confusion. Thus, it bucked me from my reader’s trance. Most of the first paragraph was a mess and didn’t flow naturally until the fourth sentence.
However, I will implore you to read on, as I did. After, I consumed each word no less eagerly than the previous story. It’s so rare to get a glimpse into the nightmarish tales of other cultures. Certainly rare enough to be able to immerse myself in those nightmarish machinations.
Outside of its initial hangups, this is a fantastic story.

A PET IS FOR LIFE by Geneve Flynn
A few word choice issues here. I know it’s difficult to stand out without being poetic, but you can lose the reader. Statements like “…prickled with recognition” made me tilt my head and caused me to stop reading. I know we mean goosebumps, and I know statements like “feeling eyes on you” are cliche’, but there’s nothing wrong with that, and no need to reinvent the wheel with words. Though, as a writer, I’m guilty of this, myself.
I’m also not sure if the perspective hopping worked. I didn’t struggle with it, but it did stumble at least once. However, neither this nor the prior mentioned word choices were reason enough for me to stop reading.
The rest of the story is quite compelling. It’s a creature feature of a sort that pits two mythological supernatural beings against each other, only one I’m particularly familiar with. Either way, it was a fun read.

PHOENIX CLAWS by Lee Murray
This touches me so deeply. Being married to a Filipina woman, I had to formally request her hand in marriage from the father. So much cultural significance went into this, my (eventual) wife was a nervous wreck. I remember the inward sigh I took when my (now) father smiled and asked me to tell his wife, my (now) mother. While I remained stoic, I wanted to faint!
I especially love this story’s focus on food. My father seemed especially excited about my generalist appetite and eagerness to try new things that would make most white guys turn green (like Balut… look it up)!
Is foodie horror a thing? Yeah, it works. Shows like Bizarre Foods International wouldn’t exist if it didn’t. This even has deep cultural significance and if horror is for anything, it’s calling out existing power structures. In fact, I found myself deeply offended when the character Fin turned his nose up at Luce’s culture. At one point, even pulling that reverse racism crap. Which I must flatly state, is not a real thing. Racism requires a power structure, a system to enforce it. Outside of that, it’s just white people being whiny.
I mean seriously, would eating one fucking claw have really killed him?

OF HUNGER AND FURY by Grace Chan
Writing you can feel on your skin. If you don’t feel sticky and icky after the first few pages, you ain’t human! It’s so assaulting on the mind, I swear I could taste it. That’s a solid form of body horror; making the reader’s body feel grimy. Every descriptor in this short is about texture. The kind that repulses, but penetrates primordially.
This story’s refusal to praise the male protagonist for “not being an asshole,” is just so right. He does the minimum and is even condescending about it. He doesn’t treat Fang like an equal and he certainly doesn’t treat her culture as equal. There is a lot of complicated layers here. The main character feels like she abandoned and was simultaneously abandoned by her culture. She’s so estranged from her family and her heritage, it seems that she doesn’t know her own father has died.
It’s hard to place the spirit that haunts her. Is it the spirit of a dead girl lost from an unsolved murder? Is it the spirit of the main character’s existential dread? Is it the spirit of her severed heritage yearning to be recognized? Maybe all of the above. Maybe the spirit of that dead girl felt so deeply for that existential dread, for the yearning to be recognized, it just became about that.

SKIN DOWDY by Angela Yuriko Smith
This reminds me of the YouTube short, Doll Face, and for context please watch it: Doll Face
I’m not against body modification. Quite the opposite. There is no better or more obvious way to show control over your own body. And through this, one can easily express how they feel, how they want to shine. However, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold. Often for the pleasure of men.
Absolutely brilliant how this story depicts that concept in such an interesting cyberpunk setting.

TRUTH IS ORDER AND ORDER IS TRUTH by Nadia Bulkin
Okay, don’t get me wrong, this is a FASCINATING exposition on a foreign, almost alien culture. It did become a bit of a slog, though. I felt like I should be taking notes. However, the slog seemed sort of understandable. This story does begin with an epic pilgrimage- a literal slog. Perhaps an exposition slog is perfect to depict the sensation of a literal slog.
My god, all I can say about this is that it’s a fascinating epic. It’s downright biblical. Much as the concepts are all foreign to me, they are all easily digestible in ways I can understand. Concepts I read for the first time flowed naturally when they should likely seem strange. A fantastic read!
One final note, I’m deeply happy the foreign cultures H. P. Lovecraft so dismissively pissed on, are taking their culture back from the blaggard. Don’t cancel… re-appropriate.

RITES OF PASSAGE by Gabriela Lee
The idea of ‘future tense’ is always a bit of a struggle, but I thought it was fun how this reads like a prophecy. It was a bit of a stumble when it landed in the now, and again when it further moved to past tense. It’s actually interesting as the tenses are reversed. The future tense depicting “when the child was born,” the present tense being “What the child did,” and the past tense being “what the child will do?”
While this is extremely experimental for English, it really worked well. When the future tense describes the past, I didn’t lose sight of that, even when the tense changed again. And while it made me tilt my head contemplatively, it didn’t stop me from reading, nor jar my reader’s trance.

THE NINTH TALE by Rena Mason
This story did seem to stagger on even though it felt like it was over. I kept reading, wondering what more there was to say, being pleasantly surprised that what was said next made needed to be said.
I’m a little familiar with the legends of fox spirits, though, this expanded on them beautifully. I love how well the myth is depicted as terrifying, even unforgiving, but somehow fair. It’s not good, but it’s not even evil, and though a little serendipitous, still seemingly natural and without malice. Like a fox eating a mouse for sustenance. It’s good that Xin and Zhang seem to deserve their fate, but even if they didn’t, it would still seem oddly appropriate.
I also love how this is a commentary on traditional Japanese foot binding. As mentioned initially about the story SKIN DOWDY, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold.

VANILLA RICE by Angela Yuriko Smith
Every moment of this story made my heart ache. This mother just wants her daughter to be loved and accepted. Unlike the first in the collection, which was about modifying women to control them, this is about how existing social controls already modify them. It’s like the Chinese practice of eye-widening so that women and men seem more ‘Caucasian.’ The prevalence of western domination has deeply scared these cultures where even levels of white supremacy psychologically affect them.
This woman was so psychologically sacred by cultural erasure, she seeks to erase it from her own daughter. I can think of no better name to spoof than Vanilla Ice, a white rapper who tried to appropriate black culture. White culture basically appropriated this woman’s daughter, after all.
An absolutely beautiful read with elements of body horror. Bravo!

FURY by Christina Sng
This one also starts off with a full paragraph of awkward sentences. This time it was almost enough to make me stop reading. Were it not for my duties as a critic, I would have. Importantly, I did not regret that I kept reading or I would have stopped, duties be damned (it might not be fair, but it’s honest).
Beyond the awkward opening is a somewhat generic zombie horror. However, it was still pretty good. It had all the right elements of survival, struggle, and a sense of sacrifice. It was good, and that is good enough.
This was a little long though fast-paced enough to keep me moving. A lot of it reminded me of 28 Days Later (2002) with the pulse-pounding stylization. The ending, which I won’t spoil, reminded me of I Am Legend by Richard Mathison.

THE MARK by Grace Chan
There’s a constant theme in this anthology about white men who ‘land’ Asian women, only to become bored and dismissive of them by the time the story opens. This must be a consistent issue with their culture, something I’ve had first-hand experience with. I married my wife because she was the perfect partner. Our personalities meshed well, we came from similar backgrounds, had similar likes, and a similar sense of humor. I felt it vain at the time that I was marrying the female version of myself. I was shocked to discover that even my more liberal friends were more preoccupied with the fact that I’d ‘landed an Asian.’ Enough so, over time I even systematically cut those friends out of my life. This is so pervasive, it still comes up to this day and I’m never sure how to address it. Though I’m sure I’m always visibly annoyed when it comes up. People (primarily men) often treat my wife as a fetish, when I see her as my best friend.
The protagonist in this book describes her husband as an imposter, and I think I know why. Far too often are women treated like trophies, conquests that the shine has faded from. I can’t imagine how this reflects on ‘exotic’ trophy wives. This woman’s husband was always an imposter. James was the fabrication, replaced by the robot that was always there.

FRANGIPANI WISHES by Lee Murray
This is like a poem, with emotions and meaning made visual through word. Actually, it’s a fantastic expression of emotions and visual things through word. This is broken by short little poems that separate each moment in the body of the work. The story flows beautifully. There is even a rhythm to it.
Here’s the thing, the story is fascinating, gripping in fact, but it’s not horror in the classical sense and isn’t my usual jam. However, the rhythm, flow, and illustration through the written word were so damn compelling, it hardly mattered. I didn’t just consume this story, I devoured it. I don’t even consider it the best of the anthology, but I clung to every word of it.
That being said… the ending. GOOD LORD that ending hits like a freight train. The rhythm builds up this force and when it finally stops, it’s like a bullet to the sternum.

LITTLE WORM by Geneve Flynn
I’m not sure if anyone reading my literary reviews is familiar with my movie reviews, but I’m kinda well known for one specific review… well, a rant really, about The Taking of Deborah Logan and how it missed the point of its own story. Deborah is succumbing to dementia and as her mind leaves, something else begins to take over. The problem is, the whole concept of isolation and loss is completely destroyed by un-fucking-watchable shakey camera. They had this beautiful thing, wrapped up in a compelling story, and ruined it with a silly gimmick.
This story gives me what The Taking of Deborah Logan, should have given me. It gives me the full blunt force trauma of that loss and the slow isolation of being robbed of one’s faculties.
But what’s eating this woman isn’t dementia or just some random demon. Its a spirit of all her deepest regrets, her hopes, and dreams that have been lost over the years, made manifest.

Closing

Once again -and seriously, I can not stress this enough- this collection is fantastic. It’s beyond worth the cover price, it’s an instant classic and I’d be damned shocked if we never hear from these writes again.
Please read these stories. If you have any regrets after doing so, you need to take a good hard look at your life.
~Reed Alexander
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2020.09.05 00:19 ReedAlexandersHorror Book Review: Black Cranes (2020)

Black Cranes

Roots, bloody roots…

In order for me to consider an anthology good, it needs at least three solid stories that are worth the purchase. The only exception, my review of the Creeping Corruption Anthology, where I mentioned that The Being by J. M. Striker, was worth the cover price, alone!
And yes, the first three are worth the cover price. They’re not just good, they’re fantastic! Even the second, Kapre, which I had the most difficulty with as a critic, was marvelous in its own right and is arguably the best of the first three. Though, I favor the first story merely as a personal preference for its stylization of science fiction.
Importantly, there wasn’t one story I didn’t like. In fact, the whole collection is fantastic and I made every effort possible not to spoil them or even swear if I could help it. But fuck’s sake, I tend to swear even more when I like something this much, and I had to work it out of my system.
I absolutely recommend this anthology! In fact, I can’t recommend it enough. My few complaints are easily ignored and wholly irrelevant. Most importantly, this anthology has a power to it! Every story is a gut punch that’s hard to recover from!
Pick up a copy: Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women

SPOILERS!!! (While I did my best to avoid them, take care reading beyond this point.)

THE GENETIC ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Elaine Cuyegkeng
A sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clark
The depiction of this technologically advanced society sounds more like a work of fantasy, as well it should. We can grip to every detail with scientific plausibility, and yet it will sound like pure fantasy. It had a master-crafted setting that defines magnificent details but doesn’t labor on them.
The tense is a little jarring. It’s like someone reciting present tense from memory. Not a third person present tense, or a narrator describing it to the reader, but like a person describing a memory like it’s happening right now.
The premise is simple. What if you could correct independent and disobedient women with modified clones. Kinda like The Stepford Wives. No spoilers, it will leave you shooked!
KAPRE: A LOVE STORY by Rin Chupeco
The opening is difficult to digest and a bit rambling. I had to read it more than twice, and each attempt caused more confusion. Thus, it bucked me from my reader’s trance. Most of the first paragraph was a mess and didn’t flow naturally until the fourth sentence.
However, I will implore you to read on, as I did. After, I consumed each word no less eagerly than the previous story. It’s so rare to get a glimpse into the nightmarish tales of other cultures. Certainly rare enough to be able to immerse myself in those nightmarish machinations.
Outside of its initial hangups, this is a fantastic story.

A PET IS FOR LIFE by Geneve Flynn
A few word choice issues here. I know it’s difficult to stand out without being poetic, but you can lose the reader. Statements like “…prickled with recognition” made me tilt my head and caused me to stop reading. I know we mean goosebumps, and I know statements like “feeling eyes on you” are cliche’, but there’s nothing wrong with that, and no need to reinvent the wheel with words. Though, as a writer, I’m guilty of this, myself.
I’m also not sure if the perspective hopping worked. I didn’t struggle with it, but it did stumble at least once. However, neither this nor the prior mentioned word choices were reason enough for me to stop reading.
The rest of the story is quite compelling. It’s a creature feature of a sort that pits two mythological supernatural beings against each other, only one I’m particularly familiar with. Either way, it was a fun read.

PHOENIX CLAWS by Lee Murray
This touches me so deeply. Being married to a Filipina woman, I had to formally request her hand in marriage from the father. So much cultural significance went into this, my (eventual) wife was a nervous wreck. I remember the inward sigh I took when my (now) father smiled and asked me to tell his wife, my (now) mother. While I remained stoic, I wanted to faint!
I especially love this story’s focus on food. My father seemed especially excited about my generalist appetite and eagerness to try new things that would make most white guys turn green (like Balut… look it up)!
Is foodie horror a thing? Yeah, it works. Shows like Bizarre Foods International wouldn’t exist if it didn’t. This even has deep cultural significance and if horror is for anything, it’s calling out existing power structures. In fact, I found myself deeply offended when the character Fin turned his nose up at Luce’s culture. At one point, even pulling that reverse racism crap. Which I must flatly state, is not a real thing. Racism requires a power structure, a system to enforce it. Outside of that, it’s just white people being whiny.
I mean seriously, would eating one fucking claw have really killed him?

OF HUNGER AND FURY by Grace Chan
Writing you can feel on your skin. If you don’t feel sticky and icky after the first few pages, you ain’t human! It’s so assaulting on the mind, I swear I could taste it. That’s a solid form of body horror; making the reader’s body feel grimy. Every descriptor in this short is about texture. The kind that repulses, but penetrates primordially.
This story’s refusal to praise the male protagonist for “not being an asshole,” is just so right. He does the minimum and is even condescending about it. He doesn’t treat Fang like an equal and he certainly doesn’t treat her culture as equal. There is a lot of complicated layers here. The main character feels like she abandoned and was simultaneously abandoned by her culture. She’s so estranged from her family and her heritage, it seems that she doesn’t know her own father has died.
It’s hard to place the spirit that haunts her. Is it the spirit of a dead girl lost from an unsolved murder? Is it the spirit of the main character’s existential dread? Is it the spirit of her severed heritage yearning to be recognized? Maybe all of the above. Maybe the spirit of that dead girl felt so deeply for that existential dread, for the yearning to be recognized, it just became about that.

SKIN DOWDY by Angela Yuriko Smith
This reminds me of the YouTube short, Doll Face, and for context please watch it: Doll Face
I’m not against body modification. Quite the opposite. There is no better or more obvious way to show control over your own body. And through this, one can easily express how they feel, how they want to shine. However, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold. Often for the pleasure of men.
Absolutely brilliant how this story depicts that concept in such an interesting cyberpunk setting.

TRUTH IS ORDER AND ORDER IS TRUTH by Nadia Bulkin
Okay, don’t get me wrong, this is a FASCINATING exposition on a foreign, almost alien culture. It did become a bit of a slog, though. I felt like I should be taking notes. However, the slog seemed sort of understandable. This story does begin with an epic pilgrimage- a literal slog. Perhaps an exposition slog is perfect to depict the sensation of a literal slog.
My god, all I can say about this is that it’s a fascinating epic. It’s downright biblical. Much as the concepts are all foreign to me, they are all easily digestible in ways I can understand. Concepts I read for the first time flowed naturally when they should likely seem strange. A fantastic read!
One final note, I’m deeply happy the foreign cultures H. P. Lovecraft so dismissively pissed on, are taking their culture back from the blaggard. Don’t cancel… re-appropriate.

RITES OF PASSAGE by Gabriela Lee
The idea of ‘future tense’ is always a bit of a struggle, but I thought it was fun how this reads like a prophecy. It was a bit of a stumble when it landed in the now, and again when it further moved to past tense. It’s actually interesting as the tenses are reversed. The future tense depicting “when the child was born,” the present tense being “What the child did,” and the past tense being “what the child will do?”
While this is extremely experimental for English, it really worked well. When the future tense describes the past, I didn’t lose sight of that, even when the tense changed again. And while it made me tilt my head contemplatively, it didn’t stop me from reading, nor jar my reader’s trance.

THE NINTH TALE by Rena Mason
This story did seem to stagger on even though it felt like it was over. I kept reading, wondering what more there was to say, being pleasantly surprised that what was said next made needed to be said.
I’m a little familiar with the legends of fox spirits, though, this expanded on them beautifully. I love how well the myth is depicted as terrifying, even unforgiving, but somehow fair. It’s not good, but it’s not even evil, and though a little serendipitous, still seemingly natural and without malice. Like a fox eating a mouse for sustenance. It’s good that Xin and Zhang seem to deserve their fate, but even if they didn’t, it would still seem oddly appropriate.
I also love how this is a commentary on traditional Japanese foot binding. As mentioned initially about the story SKIN DOWDY, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold.

VANILLA RICE by Angela Yuriko Smith
Every moment of this story made my heart ache. This mother just wants her daughter to be loved and accepted. Unlike the first in the collection, which was about modifying women to control them, this is about how existing social controls already modify them. It’s like the Chinese practice of eye-widening so that women and men seem more ‘Caucasian.’ The prevalence of western domination has deeply scared these cultures where even levels of white supremacy psychologically affect them.
This woman was so psychologically sacred by cultural erasure, she seeks to erase it from her own daughter. I can think of no better name to spoof than Vanilla Ice, a white rapper who tried to appropriate black culture. White culture basically appropriated this woman’s daughter, after all.
An absolutely beautiful read with elements of body horror. Bravo!

FURY by Christina Sng
This one also starts off with a full paragraph of awkward sentences. This time it was almost enough to make me stop reading. Were it not for my duties as a critic, I would have. Importantly, I did not regret that I kept reading or I would have stopped, duties be damned (it might not be fair, but it’s honest).
Beyond the awkward opening is a somewhat generic zombie horror. However, it was still pretty good. It had all the right elements of survival, struggle, and a sense of sacrifice. It was good, and that is good enough.
This was a little long though fast-paced enough to keep me moving. A lot of it reminded me of 28 Days Later (2002) with the pulse-pounding stylization. The ending, which I won’t spoil, reminded me of I Am Legend by Richard Mathison.

THE MARK by Grace Chan
There’s a constant theme in this anthology about white men who ‘land’ Asian women, only to become bored and dismissive of them by the time the story opens. This must be a consistent issue with their culture, something I’ve had first-hand experience with. I married my wife because she was the perfect partner. Our personalities meshed well, we came from similar backgrounds, had similar likes, and a similar sense of humor. I felt it vain at the time that I was marrying the female version of myself. I was shocked to discover that even my more liberal friends were more preoccupied with the fact that I’d ‘landed an Asian.’ Enough so, over time I even systematically cut those friends out of my life. This is so pervasive, it still comes up to this day and I’m never sure how to address it. Though I’m sure I’m always visibly annoyed when it comes up. People (primarily men) often treat my wife as a fetish, when I see her as my best friend.
The protagonist in this book describes her husband as an imposter, and I think I know why. Far too often are women treated like trophies, conquests that the shine has faded from. I can’t imagine how this reflects on ‘exotic’ trophy wives. This woman’s husband was always an imposter. James was the fabrication, replaced by the robot that was always there.

FRANGIPANI WISHES by Lee Murray
This is like a poem, with emotions and meaning made visual through word. Actually, it’s a fantastic expression of emotions and visual things through word. This is broken by short little poems that separate each moment in the body of the work. The story flows beautifully. There is even a rhythm to it.
Here’s the thing, the story is fascinating, gripping in fact, but it’s not horror in the classical sense and isn’t my usual jam. However, the rhythm, flow, and illustration through the written word were so damn compelling, it hardly mattered. I didn’t just consume this story, I devoured it. I don’t even consider it the best of the anthology, but I clung to every word of it.
That being said… the ending. GOOD LORD that ending hits like a freight train. The rhythm builds up this force and when it finally stops, it’s like a bullet to the sternum.

LITTLE WORM by Geneve Flynn
I’m not sure if anyone reading my literary reviews is familiar with my movie reviews, but I’m kinda well known for one specific review… well, a rant really, about The Taking of Deborah Logan and how it missed the point of its own story. Deborah is succumbing to dementia and as her mind leaves, something else begins to take over. The problem is, the whole concept of isolation and loss is completely destroyed by un-fucking-watchable shakey camera. They had this beautiful thing, wrapped up in a compelling story, and ruined it with a silly gimmick.
This story gives me what The Taking of Deborah Logan, should have given me. It gives me the full blunt force trauma of that loss and the slow isolation of being robbed of one’s faculties.
But what’s eating this woman isn’t dementia or just some random demon. Its a spirit of all her deepest regrets, her hopes, and dreams that have been lost over the years, made manifest.

Closing

Once again -and seriously, I can not stress this enough- this collection is fantastic. It’s beyond worth the cover price, it’s an instant classic and I’d be damned shocked if we never hear from these writes again.
Please read these stories. If you have any regrets after doing so, you need to take a good hard look at your life.
~Reed Alexander
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2020.09.05 00:17 ReedAlexandersHorror Black Cranes (2020) [Asian Horror Anthology]

Black Cranes

Roots, bloody roots…

In order for me to consider an anthology good, it needs at least three solid stories that are worth the purchase. The only exception, my review of the Creeping Corruption Anthology, where I mentioned that The Being by J. M. Striker, was worth the cover price, alone!
And yes, the first three are worth the cover price. They’re not just good, they’re fantastic! Even the second, Kapre, which I had the most difficulty with as a critic, was marvelous in its own right and is arguably the best of the first three. Though, I favor the first story merely as a personal preference for its stylization of science fiction.
Importantly, there wasn’t one story I didn’t like. In fact, the whole collection is fantastic and I made every effort possible not to spoil them or even swear if I could help it. But fuck’s sake, I tend to swear even more when I like something this much, and I had to work it out of my system.
I absolutely recommend this anthology! In fact, I can’t recommend it enough. My few complaints are easily ignored and wholly irrelevant. Most importantly, this anthology has a power to it! Every story is a gut punch that’s hard to recover from!
Pick up a copy: Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women

SPOILERS!!! (While I did my best to avoid them, take care reading beyond this point.)

THE GENETIC ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Elaine Cuyegkeng
A sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clark
The depiction of this technologically advanced society sounds more like a work of fantasy, as well it should. We can grip to every detail with scientific plausibility, and yet it will sound like pure fantasy. It had a master-crafted setting that defines magnificent details but doesn’t labor on them.
The tense is a little jarring. It’s like someone reciting present tense from memory. Not a third person present tense, or a narrator describing it to the reader, but like a person describing a memory like it’s happening right now.
The premise is simple. What if you could correct independent and disobedient women with modified clones. Kinda like The Stepford Wives. No spoilers, it will leave you shooked!
KAPRE: A LOVE STORY by Rin Chupeco
The opening is difficult to digest and a bit rambling. I had to read it more than twice, and each attempt caused more confusion. Thus, it bucked me from my reader’s trance. Most of the first paragraph was a mess and didn’t flow naturally until the fourth sentence.
However, I will implore you to read on, as I did. After, I consumed each word no less eagerly than the previous story. It’s so rare to get a glimpse into the nightmarish tales of other cultures. Certainly rare enough to be able to immerse myself in those nightmarish machinations.
Outside of its initial hangups, this is a fantastic story.

A PET IS FOR LIFE by Geneve Flynn
A few word choice issues here. I know it’s difficult to stand out without being poetic, but you can lose the reader. Statements like “…prickled with recognition” made me tilt my head and caused me to stop reading. I know we mean goosebumps, and I know statements like “feeling eyes on you” are cliche’, but there’s nothing wrong with that, and no need to reinvent the wheel with words. Though, as a writer, I’m guilty of this, myself.
I’m also not sure if the perspective hopping worked. I didn’t struggle with it, but it did stumble at least once. However, neither this nor the prior mentioned word choices were reason enough for me to stop reading.
The rest of the story is quite compelling. It’s a creature feature of a sort that pits two mythological supernatural beings against each other, only one I’m particularly familiar with. Either way, it was a fun read.

PHOENIX CLAWS by Lee Murray
This touches me so deeply. Being married to a Filipina woman, I had to formally request her hand in marriage from the father. So much cultural significance went into this, my (eventual) wife was a nervous wreck. I remember the inward sigh I took when my (now) father smiled and asked me to tell his wife, my (now) mother. While I remained stoic, I wanted to faint!
I especially love this story’s focus on food. My father seemed especially excited about my generalist appetite and eagerness to try new things that would make most white guys turn green (like Balut… look it up)!
Is foodie horror a thing? Yeah, it works. Shows like Bizarre Foods International wouldn’t exist if it didn’t. This even has deep cultural significance and if horror is for anything, it’s calling out existing power structures. In fact, I found myself deeply offended when the character Fin turned his nose up at Luce’s culture. At one point, even pulling that reverse racism crap. Which I must flatly state, is not a real thing. Racism requires a power structure, a system to enforce it. Outside of that, it’s just white people being whiny.
I mean seriously, would eating one fucking claw have really killed him?

OF HUNGER AND FURY by Grace Chan
Writing you can feel on your skin. If you don’t feel sticky and icky after the first few pages, you ain’t human! It’s so assaulting on the mind, I swear I could taste it. That’s a solid form of body horror; making the reader’s body feel grimy. Every descriptor in this short is about texture. The kind that repulses, but penetrates primordially.
This story’s refusal to praise the male protagonist for “not being an asshole,” is just so right. He does the minimum and is even condescending about it. He doesn’t treat Fang like an equal and he certainly doesn’t treat her culture as equal. There is a lot of complicated layers here. The main character feels like she abandoned and was simultaneously abandoned by her culture. She’s so estranged from her family and her heritage, it seems that she doesn’t know her own father has died.
It’s hard to place the spirit that haunts her. Is it the spirit of a dead girl lost from an unsolved murder? Is it the spirit of the main character’s existential dread? Is it the spirit of her severed heritage yearning to be recognized? Maybe all of the above. Maybe the spirit of that dead girl felt so deeply for that existential dread, for the yearning to be recognized, it just became about that.

SKIN DOWDY by Angela Yuriko Smith
This reminds me of the YouTube short, Doll Face, and for context please watch it: Doll Face
I’m not against body modification. Quite the opposite. There is no better or more obvious way to show control over your own body. And through this, one can easily express how they feel, how they want to shine. However, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold. Often for the pleasure of men.
Absolutely brilliant how this story depicts that concept in such an interesting cyberpunk setting.

TRUTH IS ORDER AND ORDER IS TRUTH by Nadia Bulkin
Okay, don’t get me wrong, this is a FASCINATING exposition on a foreign, almost alien culture. It did become a bit of a slog, though. I felt like I should be taking notes. However, the slog seemed sort of understandable. This story does begin with an epic pilgrimage- a literal slog. Perhaps an exposition slog is perfect to depict the sensation of a literal slog.
My god, all I can say about this is that it’s a fascinating epic. It’s downright biblical. Much as the concepts are all foreign to me, they are all easily digestible in ways I can understand. Concepts I read for the first time flowed naturally when they should likely seem strange. A fantastic read!
One final note, I’m deeply happy the foreign cultures H. P. Lovecraft so dismissively pissed on, are taking their culture back from the blaggard. Don’t cancel… re-appropriate.

RITES OF PASSAGE by Gabriela Lee
The idea of ‘future tense’ is always a bit of a struggle, but I thought it was fun how this reads like a prophecy. It was a bit of a stumble when it landed in the now, and again when it further moved to past tense. It’s actually interesting as the tenses are reversed. The future tense depicting “when the child was born,” the present tense being “What the child did,” and the past tense being “what the child will do?”
While this is extremely experimental for English, it really worked well. When the future tense describes the past, I didn’t lose sight of that, even when the tense changed again. And while it made me tilt my head contemplatively, it didn’t stop me from reading, nor jar my reader’s trance.

THE NINTH TALE by Rena Mason
This story did seem to stagger on even though it felt like it was over. I kept reading, wondering what more there was to say, being pleasantly surprised that what was said next made needed to be said.
I’m a little familiar with the legends of fox spirits, though, this expanded on them beautifully. I love how well the myth is depicted as terrifying, even unforgiving, but somehow fair. It’s not good, but it’s not even evil, and though a little serendipitous, still seemingly natural and without malice. Like a fox eating a mouse for sustenance. It’s good that Xin and Zhang seem to deserve their fate, but even if they didn’t, it would still seem oddly appropriate.
I also love how this is a commentary on traditional Japanese foot binding. As mentioned initially about the story SKIN DOWDY, it’s important to remember the heightened social standers women are systematically expected to hold.

VANILLA RICE by Angela Yuriko Smith
Every moment of this story made my heart ache. This mother just wants her daughter to be loved and accepted. Unlike the first in the collection, which was about modifying women to control them, this is about how existing social controls already modify them. It’s like the Chinese practice of eye-widening so that women and men seem more ‘Caucasian.’ The prevalence of western domination has deeply scared these cultures where even levels of white supremacy psychologically affect them.
This woman was so psychologically sacred by cultural erasure, she seeks to erase it from her own daughter. I can think of no better name to spoof than Vanilla Ice, a white rapper who tried to appropriate black culture. White culture basically appropriated this woman’s daughter, after all.
An absolutely beautiful read with elements of body horror. Bravo!

FURY by Christina Sng
This one also starts off with a full paragraph of awkward sentences. This time it was almost enough to make me stop reading. Were it not for my duties as a critic, I would have. Importantly, I did not regret that I kept reading or I would have stopped, duties be damned (it might not be fair, but it’s honest).
Beyond the awkward opening is a somewhat generic zombie horror. However, it was still pretty good. It had all the right elements of survival, struggle, and a sense of sacrifice. It was good, and that is good enough.
This was a little long though fast-paced enough to keep me moving. A lot of it reminded me of 28 Days Later (2002) with the pulse-pounding stylization. The ending, which I won’t spoil, reminded me of I Am Legend by Richard Mathison.

THE MARK by Grace Chan
There’s a constant theme in this anthology about white men who ‘land’ Asian women, only to become bored and dismissive of them by the time the story opens. This must be a consistent issue with their culture, something I’ve had first-hand experience with. I married my wife because she was the perfect partner. Our personalities meshed well, we came from similar backgrounds, had similar likes, and a similar sense of humor. I felt it vain at the time that I was marrying the female version of myself. I was shocked to discover that even my more liberal friends were more preoccupied with the fact that I’d ‘landed an Asian.’ Enough so, over time I even systematically cut those friends out of my life. This is so pervasive, it still comes up to this day and I’m never sure how to address it. Though I’m sure I’m always visibly annoyed when it comes up. People (primarily men) often treat my wife as a fetish, when I see her as my best friend.
The protagonist in this book describes her husband as an imposter, and I think I know why. Far too often are women treated like trophies, conquests that the shine has faded from. I can’t imagine how this reflects on ‘exotic’ trophy wives. This woman’s husband was always an imposter. James was the fabrication, replaced by the robot that was always there.

FRANGIPANI WISHES by Lee Murray
This is like a poem, with emotions and meaning made visual through word. Actually, it’s a fantastic expression of emotions and visual things through word. This is broken by short little poems that separate each moment in the body of the work. The story flows beautifully. There is even a rhythm to it.
Here’s the thing, the story is fascinating, gripping in fact, but it’s not horror in the classical sense and isn’t my usual jam. However, the rhythm, flow, and illustration through the written word were so damn compelling, it hardly mattered. I didn’t just consume this story, I devoured it. I don’t even consider it the best of the anthology, but I clung to every word of it.
That being said… the ending. GOOD LORD that ending hits like a freight train. The rhythm builds up this force and when it finally stops, it’s like a bullet to the sternum.

LITTLE WORM by Geneve Flynn
I’m not sure if anyone reading my literary reviews is familiar with my movie reviews, but I’m kinda well known for one specific review… well, a rant really, about The Taking of Deborah Logan and how it missed the point of its own story. Deborah is succumbing to dementia and as her mind leaves, something else begins to take over. The problem is, the whole concept of isolation and loss is completely destroyed by un-fucking-watchable shakey camera. They had this beautiful thing, wrapped up in a compelling story, and ruined it with a silly gimmick.
This story gives me what The Taking of Deborah Logan, should have given me. It gives me the full blunt force trauma of that loss and the slow isolation of being robbed of one’s faculties.
But what’s eating this woman isn’t dementia or just some random demon. Its a spirit of all her deepest regrets, her hopes, and dreams that have been lost over the years, made manifest.

Closing

Once again -and seriously, I can not stress this enough- this collection is fantastic. It’s beyond worth the cover price, it’s an instant classic and I’d be damned shocked if we never hear from these writes again.
Please read these stories. If you have any regrets after doing so, you need to take a good hard look at your life.
~Reed Alexander
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2020.05.29 22:25 jamesfcimino I finally translated to English my essay about Westworld published on the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo (the Brazilian New York Times). Curious about your opinions.

Why do we root for the robots and against the humans in HBO’s “Westworld”?
By James Cimino and Gabriela Canale
“I told you, Bernard, to not to place your trust in us. We're just human after all. Eventually we're going to disappoint you.” This is how the nihilistic Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) describes the humankind to his right-hand man Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) in one of the episodes of “Westworld". The third installment of the HBO series comes to an end this Sunday and, again, leaves with a dilema: why do we root for the hosts?
By the end of season one, we found out Bernard is one of the almost human robots who inhabit the eponymous theme park, in which visitors go to live their most twisted fantasies in western style. By twisted fantasies we mean murder, torture and rape. The victims are obviously the robots, especially the two leading ladies: Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Maeve (Thandie Newton).
The show is inspired by the 1973 film of the same name, based on the novel by Michael Crichton, author of "Jurassic Park". The difference between both is while the film and the series have completely different characters and narratives, they both begin at the same point. What would happen if these creatures came to remember their stories and began to disobey their ultimate guideline of never attacking a living being?
Today, the robots are called hosts and have the memories of the physical and sexual violence they suffer relocated every time the narrative resumes, so that they forget the pain and sorrow they just experienced. Also the park is a place where only very wealthy people can afford the luxury of living their sins and perversions without judgment. It could be compared to a live action version of the game that yielded more than $15 billion "Call of a Duty": a nonlinear narrative about a dystopian future in which science fiction, westerns and martial arts films mix. It’s like paying to live your own film, in which you are the hero and villain can never hurt you. Until they can.
The hosts look the same as humans. Their bodies are printed on 3D printers, their behavior and intelligence are programmed, turned code, and recorded into a spherical super processor placed inside their heads. The rest of the organs and tissues are synthetic, but mimic all human physiological functions. The difference is that they are under the control of the park's management, always being programmed and reprogrammed to repeat ad infinitum the bloodthirsty narratives that are proposed to the delight of their rich visitors. After they “die”, the robots are sanitized by the company’s staff (the butchers) and returned to the park in a loop of deletions.
However, as memories remain hidden in a kind of subconscious, not only because it takes a long time to "format" the processors, but also because, according to the conception of the series, it is their memories, mistakes and tragedies what give them the verisimilitude that visitors seek.
The premise of the series is that robots are "alive" because they bleed like us, suffer like us and feel like us, but have no (at least at first) consciousness. When they start to rebel, it is by acquiring this awareness of who they are and what is their role in this world created by the mind of Dr. Ford and his late partner Arnold. This name obviously reminds us of Henry Ford and his serial car production line. Like him, ”Westworld” creates lives in series, in a cycle of violence.
The role of the robots in that system is to serve. Empathy, rights, listening, access to memory are denied to them. Even the right to die is usurped. They are colonized at all scales —they are the metaphor of the radical denial of the other. For billionaires, for the Delos Corporation and for Dr. Ford robots are the part to be sacrificed in order to keep their profits and luxuries.
The series also puts us before the current pseudo-dilemma originated by the Covid-19 pandemics. Like in the show, the big corporations, the state, the wealthy, the banks, the politicians make us have to choose between life and economy, gaping the cruelest limits of the concentration of power and lack of empathy. "Westworld" presents us with an allegory about the ruin of this complex model. There, we see with magnifying lenses the dark side of colonialism. We follow the violence committed against those who produce wealth, entertainment, pleasure, citizenship. The hosts remind us of Peruvian researcher Anibal Quijano's questioning about the people who suffered the impact of colonization: “You don't ask who they are. You wonder what they are. Are they human or are they not human?”
I, overwhelmed
The film "Westworld" was released just five years after Stanley Kubrick's feature film, "2001 — A Space Odyssey”. Also based on a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, the film is about the conflict man versus machine or creator versus creature. In that context, the hero was the human being and the machine was the villain. Both the black cowboy played by Yul Brynner and HAL 9000, the supercomputer with megalomaniacal delusions, are representations of a Frankenstein from the post-space race era.
At that time, technology made humanity feel threatened on its supremacy: the terrifying idea of an artificial intelligence capable not only of subjugating us but also control us. Later we would see robots occupying several social roles in cinema —most of them submissive to humans, such as the fun R2-D2 and C-3PO of "Star Wars." Even in "Matrix" (1999), in which the machines are clearly the villain personified in the figure of Mr. Smith (Hugo Weaving), himself an allegory of fascism, the story begins when these same machines rebel against humanity.
The adaptation of Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan subverts this logic by making us not only have sympathy for robots but also makes us root against our own species. Especially through Dr. Ford, who among other catchphrases says that the human mind is a pestilence and that robots are free, because they have neither consciousness nor suffer from their pre-programmed fate.
The truth is, you don't know where the man starts anymore and where the machine ends. When the mysterious character William (Jimmy Simpson) arrives at the park and meets the hostess who is leading him he asks if she is "real". She then replies, "If you can't say, does it matter?" That host is, in fact, the one that is nothing but a projection of our own self. The unweimlich that another doctor, Freud, once told us about.
This means that the other is the one who is strange and familiar to me, because it is the one who is not me and the one that's me, at the same time. The unexpected thing about these projected creatures is that they are more human than humans. The other in the mirror – the creature, the robot, the host – the one who keeps the lost humanism. The one that reminds us of the project that gave us the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the democratic states, our constitutions, these narratives so well elaborated in that fiction we call modernity.
I, robot
The theorist Collin Wilson, in his essay "An Escape to Reality", also brings light to this debate when he affirms there is another contemporary aspect that also brings us closer to the robots. "Seeing mechanized humans and humanized machines leads us to see ourselves cheering against our own nature," says part of the essay he posted in a scholar magazine called "Imaginations" (2018). But that is not exactly the point. When we see the hosts in the series, we remember the slaves in any film about slavery. Most of us —or at least all of us who don't identify as racist— will watch "12 Years of Slavery" wishing the worst to the slave master played by Michael Fassbender and hope the character Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) rediscover his freedom, right? Or, in the words of the Brazilian abolitionist and public defender Luis Gama: "Every slave who kills his master, under whatever circumstances, does so in self-defense."
The hosts are the slaves of the park owners. They're the oppressed class. That's why it's easy to like them and think the villain is the human being. But when it comes to season three, two human characters enter the narrative to deconstruct this cliché.
The first of these is Caleb (Aaron Paul), a war veteran who works as a robot's assistant in a building. To be able to pay for his schizophrenic mother's medical treatment, he uses an application that selects "freelancers" willing to commit crimes for money. Caleb is always trying to get another job. But he never does. That happens because, like in the park, the game is rigged. He will never find another job. Until he finds Dolores, "the most real thing" that's happened to him lately. She will bring him to the center of his maze she tells him that everything he ever experienced lately was predicted and determined by a super computer.
Through probability calculations and algorithms this computer called Rehobohan, predicts and modifies the future of all individuals who are in its database. We realize that in 2058 humans are also stuck to a narrative defined by a corporation commanded by the billionaire Engerraund Sérac (Vincent Cassel), the great villain who will pit two the heroines against each other: Maeve and Dolores.
Lisa Joy explained during an interview that when defining this season narrative arc, she and Christopher Nolan wanted to present a new perspective on humans to the vengeful Dolores. Those people she met in the park are not the average human. The truth is that most people are trapped in a corrupt system designed to favor a small group of billionaires.
Using a Marxist perspective, "Westworld" is a show about class warfare (ruling class versus working class). And the same way we root for minorities against authoritarians, we root for the hosts, once the enemy in this shows seems to be the patriarchy and capital.
But like all entertainment product, "Westworld" has numberless interpretations. The series can also be analyzed as a series on absolute control, colonialismo and the insidious perversity of the unique narrative, which leads society to practice the erasure of peoples and cultures.
I, colonized
As in every western movie, the series will overflow clichés about gender and cultures. And the role of the original people within this narrative will be investigated in the eighth episode of the second season entitled "Kiksuya". In Lakota, the language of the Sioux, this word means “to remember”. Memory in this series is the key to the consciousness of hosts as individuals, which also serves to map "Westworld".
We find out where the footprints that lead into the center of the maze (the first season enigma) come from following the saga of a park host called Akecheta (Zahn McClarnon). He is part of the Ghost Nation, a group that represents the original peoples who lived in the region to which we now give the name of United States of America. A lot has been discussed about how the clichés of the Western genre helped to justify, systematize, exploit, assassinate and marginalize these groups in one of the harshest genocides of our kind.
At first, the members of the Ghost Nation use a different language from that of other hosts speak, living isolated in small groups. As soon as the park was opened they lived "as one", in harmony with each other and with the nature, performing the stereotype of the “good-wild”. Some of these androids, however, were reprogrammed to be more violent, so that visitors would feel less remorse when they murdered them and more challenged to do it. It makes us think about the “savages” being hunted during the American expansion towards west. Or the Portuguese Jesuits converting the indigenous to the Catholic faith in South America. Or today’s indigenous peoples murdered so that biodiversity and their home would make way for agribusiness. To get to do this savagery, the natives needed to pose a threat, even if virtual. And the threat itself justifies the murder.
But the character of Aketcheta gives us relief, because he makes us see the resilience of these peoples, those living on the margins of our societies, who have resisted centuries of expropriations. They make us question where the insistence on creating a distinction from other animals led the humanity. Author native Brazilian Ailton Krenak, during a live in this quarantine, reminds us that we are not separated from nature, but we are nature. Krenak makes a clear reflection that also makes sense within "Westworld": "all the technique gave us were toys" and that "we want to justify with some trophy the trail we left behind”.
I, cyborg
Our identification with the robot also stems from a change in our relationships with machines since the 1970s. And the explanation for this is found in the book “Cyborg Athropology" (2009). Written by Donna Haraway and Hari Kunzru, this work first defines what a cyborg would be. For Hunzru, this term is derivative from a dialectic between man and machine, known as cybernetics. "On the one hand, the mechanization and electrification of the human; on the other hand, humanization of the machine. From the combination of these processes a post-human creature is born, we call it cyborg."
But who actually is the cyborg? You, all of us, since about the 1990s more or less. Haraway argues that being a cyborg doesn't necessarily have to do with how many bits of silicon or how many titanium prostheses you've inserted into your body, but with going to the gym: "looking at an energy food shelf for bodybuilding, looking at the machines for workout, and realizing that you're in a place that wouldn't exist without the idea of the body as a high-performance machine."
Self-labeled as a cyborg woman, the University of California professor says she prefers this to being "a goddess," thus making a counterpoint to the feminist ideology that sees science and technology as plagues of patriarchy, whose only escape is the reconnection with what we are: part of nature.
In her manifesto, Haraway argues that the cyborg – a fusion of animal and machine – is the denial of an opposition between nature and culture, because when, for example, someone describes something as "natural", he is saying that "this is how the world is, we cannot change it".
“For generations, women have been told that they are 'naturally' weak, submissive, extremely emotional, and incapable of abstract thinking. That it was 'in their nature' to be mothers rather than executives, that they preferred to entertain visitors at home than to study particle physics. If all these things are natural it means that they cannot be changed. End of story. Go back to the kitchen. Don’t go forward."
The materialization of this theory in the series are obviously Dolores and Maeve. Especially Maeve, who not only rewrites all her code, but also develops the ability to control other robots only with the mind (probably through a super bluetooth). Dolores also, upon regaining her consciousness, decides to rewrite her story and go from damsel in distress to murderous and cold avenger.
So if women (and men) are built as a cyborg, they can also be rebuilt. "Everything can be chosen, from washing dishes to legislating on the Constitution. Basic assumptions, such as deciding whether it is natural for a society based on violence and colonization of one group over another, suddenly become questioned. "Perhaps humans are biologically destined to wage war and pollute the environment. Maybe not."
Gabriela Canale is a PhD in Literature from University of São Paulo. She is a researcher and professor of Arts at Federal University of Latin American Integration where she coordinates the research project "Art and Nature: Poetics and Pedagogies of Mother Earth".
James Cimino is a journalist graduated by the State University of Londrina. Multilingual, he has been living in the USA for five years and writes about films and series for various media outlets in Brazil, having interviewed the most emblematic personalities in the world of entertainment.
Ilustration: Vinicius Ribeiro
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2020.05.24 17:57 andpeggy76 Names of European Monarchs and their Immediate Families

I thought it would be fun to discuss the full names of modern European royalty. I find it to be really interesting (especially in how long some of these are!). Maybe you’ll come across some new names and be inspired. I’ve listed each country that has a royal family (except Liechtenstein). In cases where there is a former monarch that is still living (Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain) I have included them as well. Each generation is listed under their parents names with bullet points. Birth/death years and original countries of birth (if they are from outside their respective countries) are included for reference. If they assumed a new version of their name once they married, the new name is in parentheses. If someone goes by their middle name or more than one name, that is in parentheses as well. All of this information is public.
Belgium
Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Christian Eugène Marie (1934) m. Paola Margherita Giuseppina Maria Antonia Consiglia (Italy)(1937) * Philippe Léopold Louis Marie (1960) m. Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine (1973) * Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène (2001) * Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie (2003) * Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie (2005) * Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie (2008) * Astrid Joséphine-Charlotte Fabrizia Elisabeth Paola Marie (1962) m. Lorenz Otto Carl Amadeus Thadeus Maria Pius Andreas Marcus d’Aviano (Austria) (1955) * Amedeo Marie Joseph Carl Pierre Philippe Paola Marcus d’Aviano (1986) m. Elisabetta Maria (Italy) (1987) * Anna Astrid (2016) * Maximilian (2019) * Maria (Laura) Zita Beatrix Gerhard (1988) * Joachim Karl-Maria Nikolaus Isabelle Marcus d’Aviano (1991) * Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar (1995) * Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita (2003) * Laurent Benoît Baudouin Marie (1963) m. Claire Louise (UK) (1974) * Louise Sophie Mary (2004) * Nicolas Casimir Marie (2005) * Aymeric Auguste Marie (2005) * (with Sybille (1941)) Delphine Michèle Anne Marie Ghislaine (1968) partnered with James * Joséphine (2003) * Oscar (2008)
Denmark
Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid (1940) m. Henri (Henrik) Marie Jean André (France) (1934-2018) * Frederik André Henrik Christian (1968) m. Mary Elizabeth (Australia) (1972) * Christian Valdemar Henri John (2005) * Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe (2007) * Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander (2011) * Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda (2011) * Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian (1969) m. 1st Alexandra Christina (Hong Kong) (1964), m. 2nd Marie Agathe Odile (France) (1976) * Nikolai William Alexander Frederik (1999) * Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian (2002) * Henrik Carl Joachim Alain (2009) * Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie (2012)
Luxembourg
Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume (1955) m. María Teresa (Cuba) (1956) * Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie (1981) m. Stéphanie Marie Claudine Christine (Belgium) (1984) * Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume (2020) * Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume (1984) m. Claire Margareta (Germany) (1985) * Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa (2014) * Liam Henri Hartmut (2016) * Louis Xavier Marie Guillaume (1986) m. Tessy (1985) * Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny (2006) * Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier (2007) * Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine (1991) * Sébastien Henri Marie Guillaume (1992)
Monaco
Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre (1958) m. Charlene Lynette (South Africa) (1978) * (with Tamara Jean (USA) (1961)) Jazmin Grace (1992) * (with Nicole (Togo) (1971)) Éric (Alexandre) Stéphane (2003) * Gabriella Thérèse Marie (2014) * Jacques Honoré Rainier (2014)
Netherlands
Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard (1938) m. Klaus-Georg (Claus) Wilhelm Otto Friedrich Gerd (Germany) (1926-2002) * Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand (1967) m. Máxima (Argentina) (1971) * Catharina-(Amalia) Beatrix Carmen Victoria (2003) * Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien (2005) * Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés (2007) * Johan (Friso) Bernhard Christiaan David (1968-2013) m. Mabel Martine (1968) * Emma (Luana) Ninette Sophie (2005) * Joanna (Zaria) Nicoline Milou (2006) * Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin (1969) m. Petra (Laurentien) (1966) * Eloise Beatrix Sophie Laurence (2002) * Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max (2004) * Leonore Marie Irene Enrica (2006)
Norway
Harald (1937) m. Sonja (1937) * (Märtha Louise) (1971) m. Ari Mikael (1972-2019) * Maud Angelica (2003) * Leah Isadora (2005) * Emma Tallulah (2008) * Haakon Magnus (1973) m. Mette-Marit (1973) * Ingrid Alexandra (2004) * Sverre (Magnus) (2005)
Spain
(Juan Carlos) Alfonso Víctor María (1938) m. Sophia (Sofía) (Greece) (1938) * Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos (1963) m. Jaime (1963) * Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos (1998) * Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos (2000) * Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad (1965) m. Iñaki (1968) * Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos (1999) * Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos (2000) * Miguel de Todos los Santos (2002) * Irene de Todos los Santos (2005) * Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos (1968) m. Letizia (1972) * Leonor de Todos los Santos (2005) * Sofía de Todos los Santos (2007)
Sweden
(Carl Gustaf) Folke Hubertus (1946) m. Silvia Renate (Germany) (1943) * Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée (1977) m. Olof (Daniel) (1973) * Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary (2012) * Oscar Carl Olof (2016) * (Carl Philip) Edmund Bertil (1979) m. Sofia Kristina (1984) * Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil (2016) * Gabriel Carl Walther (2017) * Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine (1982) m. Christopher Paul (UK) (1974) * Leonore Lilian Maria (2014) * Nicolas Paul Gustaf (2015) * Adrienne Josephine Alice (2018)
United Kingdom
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (1926) m. Philip (Greece) (1921) * Charles Philip Arthur George (1948) m. 1st Diana Frances (1961-1997) m. 2nd Camilla Rosemary (1947) * William Arthur Philip Louis (1982) m. Catherine Elizabeth (1982) * George Alexander Louis (2013) * Charlotte Elizabeth Diana (2015) * Louis Arthur Charles (2018) * Henry Charles Albert David (1984) m. Rachel (Meghan) (USA) (1981) * Archie Harrison (2019) * Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise (1950) m. 1st Mark Anthony Peter (1948) m. 2nd Timothy James Hamilton (1955) * Peter Mark Andrew (1977) m. Autumn Patricia (Canada) (1978) * Savannah Anne Kathleen (2010) * Isla Elizabeth (2012) * Zara Anne Elizabeth (1981) m. Michael James (1978) * Mia Grace (2014) * Lena Elizabeth (2018) * Andrew Albert Christian Edward (1960) m. Sarah Margaret (1959) * Beatrice Elizabeth Mary (1988) engaged to Edoardo Alessandro (1983) * Eugenie Victoria Helena (1990) m. Jack Christopher Stamp (1986) * Edward Antony Richard Louis (1964) m. Sophie Helen (1965) * Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary (2003) * James Alexander Philip Theo (2007)
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2020.04.01 12:08 longhigy Selling all the released Masterclass classes: Kelly Wearstler Teaches Interior Design, Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana TEACH MIXOLOGY, RUPAUL SELF-EXPRESSION AND AUTHENTICITY, Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, GABRIELA CÁMARA MEXICAN COOKING, etc.

Kelly Wearstler Teaches Interior Design
Eclectic and experiential, Kelly Wearstler’s style helped redefine modern American design and influenced the rise of designer hotels. Now the award-winning designer takes you behind the scenes to demystify interior design. Make any space feel larger, and choose colors, materials, and textures with confidence. Curate collections of art and objects, cultivate your own distinct style, and create spaces that tell a story.
Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana TEACH MIXOLOGY
Meet Your Instructors: Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana A leader in the New York City–based craft cocktail movement, Lynnette Marrero is the bar director at the Llama Inn in Brooklyn. Nicknamed “Mr Lyan,” Ryan Chetiyawardana has opened award-winning bars around the world.
RUPAUL TEACHES SELF-EXPRESSION AND AUTHENTICITY RuPaul has transformed drag subculture into a mainstream phenomenon with devoted fans across the world. Now the Emmy-winning host, performer, and drag icon is sharing an intimate look at his personal journey to self-realization. From finding your inner truth to owning the room, RuPaul teaches you how to present your best self to the world. It’s your life’s work to shine—RuPaul shows you how. JEFF GOODBY & RICH SILVERSTEIN TEACH ADVERTISING AND CREATIVITY Meet Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of the legendary advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Jeff and Rich introduce themselves and set the stage for their class.
Gabriela Camara MEXICAN COOKING Meet your new instructor: internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Gabriela Cámara. Gabriela shares how she became a chef, the origin story of her famed restaurant Contramar in Mexico City, and her philosophy on food and hospitality.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication
With a hit talk show and bestselling books, Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most popular figures in modern science. Now the influential astrophysicist teaches you how his mind works and how he connects with audiences. Learn to think like a skeptic, open your own mind through scientific literacy, distill data, and navigate bias to discover objective truths—and deliver your ideas in ways that engage, excite, and inspire.
CHRIS VOSSTEACHES THE ART OF NEGOTIATION
Meet your new instructor: former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss. While many believe that negotiation is a battle, Chris sees successful negotiation as a collaboration rooted in empathy.
MISTY COPELAND TEACHES BALLET TECHNIQUE AND ARTISTRY
American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland teaches you how to build your technique, embrace your story, and own your movement.
Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History and Leadership
Meet your instructor: Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin. She talks about why she’s excited to teach this class, how she came to love history, and her path to becoming a presidential historian.
BOBBI BROWN TEACHES MAKEUP AND BEAUTY Bobbi Brown teaches you the tips, tricks, and techniques for applying simple, natural makeup that makes you feel beautiful in your own skin.
BOB IGER TEACHES BUSINESS STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP
Meet your new instructor: chairman and CEO Bob Iger. In his introduction, Bob talks about what he’s learned from great teachers and what he wants to share with you.
THOMAS KELLER TEACHES COOKING TECHNIQUES III: SEAFOOD, SOUS VIDE, AND DESSERTS
In his third MasterClass, Chef Thomas Keller focuses on preparing fresh seafood like lobster and salmon, making classic desserts such as apple pie and lemon tart, and showing how sous vide cooking can be done at home to enhance flavor and texture. Whether you’re a beginning or advanced cook, you’ll learn the techniques and principles that will give you the understanding and skills to get the most delicious results.
DANNY ELFMAN TEACHES MUSIC FOR FILM
From The Simpsons theme to the soundtracks of Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman’s compositions are original, memorable, and exuberantly weird. Now the Oingo Boingo founder and four-time Oscar nominee shares his unconventional (and uncensored) creative process. Step into Danny’s studio and learn his techniques for evoking emotion and elevating a story through music.
SARA BLAKELY TEACHES SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Meet your instructor: self-made billionaire and founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely. Sara talks about her journey as an inventor and entrepreneur, sharing that her purpose is to serve women and make products for women better.
From now i'll sell a cooking pack for $10 which includes
Aaron Franklin - Teaches Texas-Style BBQ Alice Waters - Home Cooking Dominique Ansel teaches french pastry fundamentals Gordon Ramsay - Cooking Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation Massimo Bottura teaches Italian cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, Sauces THOMAS KELLER TEACHES COOKING TECHNIQUES III: SEAFOOD, SOUS VIDE, AND DESSERTS Wolfgang Puck - Cooking
For $15 you'll get EVERYTHING
Aaron Franklin - Teaches Texas-Style BBQ Aaron Sorkin – Screenwriting Alice Waters - Home Cooking Annie Leibovitz - Photography Armin Van Buuren - Dance Music Billy Collins - Teaches Reading and Writing Poetry Bob Woodward - Investigative Journalism Carlos Santana Teaches The Art And Soul Of Guitar Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration Christina Aguilera - Teaches Singing Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers Daniel Negreanu Teaches Poker David Axelrod and Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy David Lynch - Teaches Creativity and Film David Mamet - Dramatic Writing Deadmau5 - Electronic Music Production Diane von Furstenberg - Building a Fashion Brand Dominique Ansel teaches french pastry fundamentals Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation Dustin Hoffman - Acting Frank Gehry - Design and Architecture Garry Kasparov - Chess Gordon Ramsay - Cooking Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home Hans Zimmer - Film Scoring Helen Mirren - Acting Herbie Hancock - Jazz Howard Schultz about leading a values-based business Itzhak Perlman teches violin James Patterson - Writing James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation Jane Goodall - Conservation Jimmy Chin Photography Jodie Foster teaches filmmaking Joyce Carol Oates Teaches the Art of the Short Story Judd Apatow Teaches Comedy Judy Blume Teaches Writing Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking Kevin Spacey - Acting Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing Marc Jacobs - Fashion Design Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing Martin Scorsese - Filmmaking Massimo Bottura teaches Italian cooking Mira Nair Teaches Independent Filmmaking Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling PAUL KRUGMAN TEACHES ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY Penn and Teller - Teach the Art of Magic PHIL IVEY TEACHES POKER STRATEGY Reba McEntire - Country Music Reba McEntire Teaches Country Music Ron Howard - Directing Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting Serena Williams - Tennis Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing for Television Spike Lee Teaches Independent Filmmaking Stephen Curry Teaches Basketball Steve Martin - Comedy Stine teaches Writing for young Audiences Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, Sauces Timbaland - Teaches Producing and Beatmaking Tom Morello Teaches Electric Guitar Usher - The Art of Performance Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking Will Wright Teaches Game Design and Theory Wolfgang Puck - Cooking
After payment you'll get a google drive link with the selected class/es !
I have lots of other interesting stuff you might need(audiobooks, courses, fitness programs, business stuff, rare shows etc I have HQ courses from Jordan Belfort , Ezra Firestone, Iman Gadzhi, Wall street stuff, photography courses, musicmaking samples VST's DAW's plugins sample banks etc, almost anything you can imagine!
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2020.03.06 14:04 longhigy Selling all the released Masterclass classes: Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana TEACH MIXOLOGY, RUPAUL SELF-EXPRESSION AND AUTHENTICITY, Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, GABRIELA CÁMARA MEXICAN COOKING, etc. for $20 paypal

https://www.masterclass.com/
Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana TEACH MIXOLOGY
Meet Your Instructors: Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana A leader in the New York City–based craft cocktail movement, Lynnette Marrero is the bar director at the Llama Inn in Brooklyn. Nicknamed “Mr Lyan,” Ryan Chetiyawardana has opened award-winning bars around the world.
RUPAUL TEACHES SELF-EXPRESSION AND AUTHENTICITY RuPaul has transformed drag subculture into a mainstream phenomenon with devoted fans across the world. Now the Emmy-winning host, performer, and drag icon is sharing an intimate look at his personal journey to self-realization. From finding your inner truth to owning the room, RuPaul teaches you how to present your best self to the world. It’s your life’s work to shine—RuPaul shows you how. JEFF GOODBY & RICH SILVERSTEIN TEACH ADVERTISING AND CREATIVITY Meet Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of the legendary advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Jeff and Rich introduce themselves and set the stage for their class.
Gabriela Camara MEXICAN COOKING Meet your new instructor: internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Gabriela Cámara. Gabriela shares how she became a chef, the origin story of her famed restaurant Contramar in Mexico City, and her philosophy on food and hospitality.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication
With a hit talk show and bestselling books, Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most popular figures in modern science. Now the influential astrophysicist teaches you how his mind works and how he connects with audiences. Learn to think like a skeptic, open your own mind through scientific literacy, distill data, and navigate bias to discover objective truths—and deliver your ideas in ways that engage, excite, and inspire.
CHRIS VOSSTEACHES THE ART OF NEGOTIATION
Meet your new instructor: former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss. While many believe that negotiation is a battle, Chris sees successful negotiation as a collaboration rooted in empathy.
MISTY COPELAND TEACHES BALLET TECHNIQUE AND ARTISTRY
American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland teaches you how to build your technique, embrace your story, and own your movement.
Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History and Leadership
Meet your instructor: Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin. She talks about why she’s excited to teach this class, how she came to love history, and her path to becoming a presidential historian.
BOBBI BROWN TEACHES MAKEUP AND BEAUTY Bobbi Brown teaches you the tips, tricks, and techniques for applying simple, natural makeup that makes you feel beautiful in your own skin.
BOB IGER TEACHES BUSINESS STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP
Meet your new instructor: chairman and CEO Bob Iger. In his introduction, Bob talks about what he’s learned from great teachers and what he wants to share with you.
THOMAS KELLER TEACHES COOKING TECHNIQUES III: SEAFOOD, SOUS VIDE, AND DESSERTS
In his third MasterClass, Chef Thomas Keller focuses on preparing fresh seafood like lobster and salmon, making classic desserts such as apple pie and lemon tart, and showing how sous vide cooking can be done at home to enhance flavor and texture. Whether you’re a beginning or advanced cook, you’ll learn the techniques and principles that will give you the understanding and skills to get the most delicious results.
DANNY ELFMAN TEACHES MUSIC FOR FILM
From The Simpsons theme to the soundtracks of Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman’s compositions are original, memorable, and exuberantly weird. Now the Oingo Boingo founder and four-time Oscar nominee shares his unconventional (and uncensored) creative process. Step into Danny’s studio and learn his techniques for evoking emotion and elevating a story through music.
SARA BLAKELY TEACHES SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Meet your instructor: self-made billionaire and founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely. Sara talks about her journey as an inventor and entrepreneur, sharing that her purpose is to serve women and make products for women better.
From now i'll sell a cooking pack for $15 which includes
Aaron Franklin - Teaches Texas-Style BBQ Alice Waters - Home Cooking Dominique Ansel teaches french pastry fundamentals Gordon Ramsay - Cooking Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation Massimo Bottura teaches Italian cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, Sauces THOMAS KELLER TEACHES COOKING TECHNIQUES III: SEAFOOD, SOUS VIDE, AND DESSERTS Wolfgang Puck - Cooking
For $20 you'll get EVERYTHING
Aaron Franklin - Teaches Texas-Style BBQ Aaron Sorkin – Screenwriting Alice Waters - Home Cooking Annie Leibovitz - Photography Armin Van Buuren - Dance Music Billy Collins - Teaches Reading and Writing Poetry Bob Woodward - Investigative Journalism Carlos Santana Teaches The Art And Soul Of Guitar Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration Christina Aguilera - Teaches Singing Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers Daniel Negreanu Teaches Poker David Axelrod and Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy David Lynch - Teaches Creativity and Film David Mamet - Dramatic Writing Deadmau5 - Electronic Music Production Diane von Furstenberg - Building a Fashion Brand Dominique Ansel teaches french pastry fundamentals Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation Dustin Hoffman - Acting Frank Gehry - Design and Architecture Garry Kasparov - Chess Gordon Ramsay - Cooking Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home Hans Zimmer - Film Scoring Helen Mirren - Acting Herbie Hancock - Jazz Howard Schultz about leading a values-based business Itzhak Perlman teches violin James Patterson - Writing James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation Jane Goodall - Conservation Jimmy Chin Photography Jodie Foster teaches filmmaking Joyce Carol Oates Teaches the Art of the Short Story Judd Apatow Teaches Comedy Judy Blume Teaches Writing Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking Kevin Spacey - Acting Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing Marc Jacobs - Fashion Design Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing Martin Scorsese - Filmmaking Massimo Bottura teaches Italian cooking Mira Nair Teaches Independent Filmmaking Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling PAUL KRUGMAN TEACHES ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY Penn and Teller - Teach the Art of Magic PHIL IVEY TEACHES POKER STRATEGY Reba McEntire - Country Music Reba McEntire Teaches Country Music Ron Howard - Directing Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting Serena Williams - Tennis Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing for Television Spike Lee Teaches Independent Filmmaking Stephen Curry Teaches Basketball Steve Martin - Comedy Stine teaches Writing for young Audiences Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, Sauces Timbaland - Teaches Producing and Beatmaking Tom Morello Teaches Electric Guitar Usher - The Art of Performance Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking Will Wright Teaches Game Design and Theory Wolfgang Puck - Cooking
After payment you'll get a google drive link with the selected class/es !
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2020.02.24 12:50 longhigy [H]All the released Masterclass classes: RUPAUL SELF-EXPRESSION AND AUTHENTICITY, Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, GABRIELA CÁMARA MEXICAN COOKING, Neil deGrasse Tyson Scientific Thinking, Chriss Voss Negotiation etc. [W] $2 Paypal each, $15 for EVERYTHING or Dark souls remastered steam key

Please check my post history for other interesting stuff you might need(audiobooks, courses, fitness programs, business stuff, rare shows etc I have HQ courses from Jordan Belfort , Ezra Firestone, Iman Gadzhi, Wall street stuff, photography courses, musicmaking samples VST's DAW's plugins sample banks etc, almost anything you can imagine!
RUPAUL TEACHES SELF-EXPRESSION AND AUTHENTICITY RuPaul has transformed drag subculture into a mainstream phenomenon with devoted fans across the world. Now the Emmy-winning host, performer, and drag icon is sharing an intimate look at his personal journey to self-realization. From finding your inner truth to owning the room, RuPaul teaches you how to present your best self to the world. It’s your life’s work to shine—RuPaul shows you how. JEFF GOODBY & RICH SILVERSTEIN TEACH ADVERTISING AND CREATIVITY Meet Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of the legendary advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Jeff and Rich introduce themselves and set the stage for their class.
Gabriela Camara MEXICAN COOKING Meet your new instructor: internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Gabriela Cámara. Gabriela shares how she became a chef, the origin story of her famed restaurant Contramar in Mexico City, and her philosophy on food and hospitality.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication
With a hit talk show and bestselling books, Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most popular figures in modern science. Now the influential astrophysicist teaches you how his mind works and how he connects with audiences. Learn to think like a skeptic, open your own mind through scientific literacy, distill data, and navigate bias to discover objective truths—and deliver your ideas in ways that engage, excite, and inspire.
CHRIS VOSSTEACHES THE ART OF NEGOTIATION
Meet your new instructor: former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss. While many believe that negotiation is a battle, Chris sees successful negotiation as a collaboration rooted in empathy.
MISTY COPELAND TEACHES BALLET TECHNIQUE AND ARTISTRY
American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland teaches you how to build your technique, embrace your story, and own your movement.
Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History and Leadership
Meet your instructor: Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin. She talks about why she’s excited to teach this class, how she came to love history, and her path to becoming a presidential historian.
BOBBI BROWN TEACHES MAKEUP AND BEAUTY Bobbi Brown teaches you the tips, tricks, and techniques for applying simple, natural makeup that makes you feel beautiful in your own skin.
BOB IGER TEACHES BUSINESS STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP
Meet your new instructor: chairman and CEO Bob Iger. In his introduction, Bob talks about what he’s learned from great teachers and what he wants to share with you.
THOMAS KELLER TEACHES COOKING TECHNIQUES III: SEAFOOD, SOUS VIDE, AND DESSERTS
In his third MasterClass, Chef Thomas Keller focuses on preparing fresh seafood like lobster and salmon, making classic desserts such as apple pie and lemon tart, and showing how sous vide cooking can be done at home to enhance flavor and texture. Whether you’re a beginning or advanced cook, you’ll learn the techniques and principles that will give you the understanding and skills to get the most delicious results.
DANNY ELFMAN TEACHES MUSIC FOR FILM
From The Simpsons theme to the soundtracks of Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman’s compositions are original, memorable, and exuberantly weird. Now the Oingo Boingo founder and four-time Oscar nominee shares his unconventional (and uncensored) creative process. Step into Danny’s studio and learn his techniques for evoking emotion and elevating a story through music.
SARA BLAKELY TEACHES SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Meet your instructor: self-made billionaire and founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely. Sara talks about her journey as an inventor and entrepreneur, sharing that her purpose is to serve women and make products for women better.
From now i'll sell a cooking pack for $10 which includes
Aaron Franklin - Teaches Texas-Style BBQ Alice Waters - Home Cooking Dominique Ansel teaches french pastry fundamentals Gordon Ramsay - Cooking Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation Massimo Bottura teaches Italian cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, Sauces THOMAS KELLER TEACHES COOKING TECHNIQUES III: SEAFOOD, SOUS VIDE, AND DESSERTS Wolfgang Puck - Cooking
For $15 you'll get EVERYTHING
Aaron Franklin - Teaches Texas-Style BBQ Aaron Sorkin – Screenwriting Alice Waters - Home Cooking Annie Leibovitz - Photography Armin Van Buuren - Dance Music Billy Collins - Teaches Reading and Writing Poetry Bob Woodward - Investigative Journalism Carlos Santana Teaches The Art And Soul Of Guitar Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration Christina Aguilera - Teaches Singing Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers Daniel Negreanu Teaches Poker David Axelrod and Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy David Lynch - Teaches Creativity and Film David Mamet - Dramatic Writing Deadmau5 - Electronic Music Production Diane von Furstenberg - Building a Fashion Brand Dominique Ansel teaches french pastry fundamentals Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation Dustin Hoffman - Acting Frank Gehry - Design and Architecture Garry Kasparov - Chess Gordon Ramsay - Cooking Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home Hans Zimmer - Film Scoring Helen Mirren - Acting Herbie Hancock - Jazz Howard Schultz about leading a values-based business Itzhak Perlman teches violin James Patterson - Writing James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation Jane Goodall - Conservation Jimmy Chin Photography Jodie Foster teaches filmmaking Joyce Carol Oates Teaches the Art of the Short Story Judd Apatow Teaches Comedy Judy Blume Teaches Writing Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking Kevin Spacey - Acting Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing Marc Jacobs - Fashion Design Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing Martin Scorsese - Filmmaking Massimo Bottura teaches Italian cooking Mira Nair Teaches Independent Filmmaking Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling PAUL KRUGMAN TEACHES ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY Penn and Teller - Teach the Art of Magic PHIL IVEY TEACHES POKER STRATEGY Reba McEntire - Country Music Reba McEntire Teaches Country Music Ron Howard - Directing Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting Serena Williams - Tennis Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing for Television Spike Lee Teaches Independent Filmmaking Stephen Curry Teaches Basketball Steve Martin - Comedy Stine teaches Writing for young Audiences Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, Sauces Timbaland - Teaches Producing and Beatmaking Tom Morello Teaches Electric Guitar Usher - The Art of Performance Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking Will Wright Teaches Game Design and Theory Wolfgang Puck - Cooking
After payment you'll get a google drive link with the selected class/es !
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2020.01.01 10:12 isaacbonyuet Resumen del 2019 en este pequeño subreddit: top 20 redditores con más publicaciones, top 50 que más comentaron. Y las top 10 publicaciones y top 10 comentarios

Period: 360.83 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 34006
Rate (per day) 2.77 93.45
Unique Redditors 455 4097
Combined Score 127181 161883

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 3119 points, 24 submissions: AlexxLopaztico02
    1. Guacamayas (369 points, 38 comments)
    2. Tanqueta atropellando a manifestantes, a lo Tiananmen Square. (NSFW/L) (302 points, 128 comments)
    3. Maduro metió preso al diseñador gráfico de la ONG de DDHH #Provea por esta caratula de álbum que iban a sacar. Lo metieron preso por "material subversivo". No dejemos pasar esto por alto. (234 points, 25 comments)
    4. Un grupo de aficionados japoneses está haciendo ilustraciones de como serían los samuráis de cada país para las olimpiadas 2020 - este es Venezuela! (229 points, 88 comments)
    5. In light of recent events (212 points, 12 comments)
    6. Recuerda: inhalar, exhalar. (186 points, 70 comments)
    7. No meen fuera del perol, muchachos. (168 points, 46 comments)
    8. Se cumplió mi predicción, ya me pongo el flair de vidente. (167 points, 38 comments)
    9. Éste post que encontré en /Colombia (144 points, 12 comments)
    10. Top 10 anime comebacks (108 points, 3 comments)
  2. 3080 points, 22 submissions: On_The_Warpath
    1. Ironic... (552 points, 48 comments)
    2. Kind letter to all the socialists out there who back Maduro (396 points, 185 comments)
    3. Communism intensifies (205 points, 10 comments)
    4. Venezuelans who have just emigrated to Buenos Aires (167 points, 16 comments)
    5. When there's a power outage after a normal day with electricity (167 points, 3 comments)
    6. Estoy reuniendo un equipo... Para una emisión monetaria (158 points, 13 comments)
    7. The National Guard deserting Maduro be like (143 points, 3 comments)
    8. Bodegones en Black Friday (139 points, 6 comments)
    9. Todas las opciones están sobre la mesa (132 points, 62 comments)
    10. El paralelo se está transformando en el Politigato (122 points, 18 comments)
  3. 2699 points, 20 submissions: isaacbonyuet
    1. Guacamaya (291 points, 22 comments)
    2. you'll need to sit down for this... (245 points, 52 comments)
    3. Presidente de Venezuela, Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez (244 points, 34 comments)
    4. No, U.S. Sanctions Are Not Killing Venezuela. Maduro Is (242 points, 56 comments)
    5. Bernie Sanders needs to calm down (240 points, 52 comments)
    6. next phase (207 points, 27 comments)
    7. Los Roques (162 points, 26 comments)
    8. Experience Real Socialism (142 points, 18 comments)
    9. A demonstrator is struck by a Venezuelan national guard vehicle on a street in Caracas. Photo by Ueslei Marcelino, part of The Guardian agency photographer of the year – 2019 shortlist (120 points, 39 comments)
    10. Luis Carlos Díaz (periodismodepaz) declarándole a Michelle Bachelet, alta comisionada de derechos humanos de la ONU, junto a otras víctimas de graves violaciones de DDHH en Venezuela (100 points, 23 comments)
  4. 2178 points, 13 submissions: pozzowon
    1. A wild ejército bolivariano appears (288 points, 34 comments)
    2. Hablando de Adobe (274 points, 24 comments)
    3. Gente cuyos planes fracasan siempre (272 points, 47 comments)
    4. Hasta donde hemos llegado..... Pornhub (212 points, 27 comments)
    5. Una más (182 points, 21 comments)
    6. Cortesía de Michelle Bachelet (169 points, 8 comments)
    7. I simple man. I see Venezuela I upvote (148 points, 24 comments)
    8. Memes en historymemes (132 points, 2 comments)
    9. Cosas que vemos en el imperio (126 points, 8 comments)
    10. We live in a world (112 points, 9 comments)
  5. 2096 points, 21 submissions: geeeorge15
    1. “Seguid el ejemplo que Caracas dió” (229 points, 34 comments)
    2. Marco Rubio: After several conversations in the last few days I am optimistic that the @Europarl_EN will pass a resolution tomorrow recognizing @jguaido as the legitimate President of #Venezuela. This will be an enormous step forward in bringing the Maduro crime family to its overdue end. (142 points, 23 comments)
    3. Av. Principal Las Mercedes por Román Camacho. (132 points, 12 comments)
    4. General reconoce a @jguaido como presidente y llama a desconocer a Maduro Se trata del General de División Francisco Esteban Yánez Rodríguez (7.101.984) Presidente de la Junta Permanente de Evaluación de la Comandancia General de la Aviación Militar Bolivariana. (126 points, 42 comments)
    5. Mano mande teléfono (123 points, 12 comments)
    6. #ÚLTIMAHORA EEUU anuncia sanciones contra la petrolera estatal de Venezuela PDVSA #AFP (115 points, 140 comments)
    7. AFP: #BREAKING Maduro shuts Venezuela's border with Brazil (115 points, 53 comments)
    8. Manifestantes derribaron estatua de Hugo Chávez durante protestas la noche del lunes por el presunto fraude en Bolivia (110 points, 42 comments)
    9. 10:00pm Bolívar En #SanFélix reportan incendio de la estatua de Hugo Chávez en la avenida Dalla Costa #22Ene Foto: Reporte Guayana (105 points, 23 comments)
    10. Toma aérea de la marcha del 23E. (88 points, 10 comments)
  6. 1802 points, 18 submissions: Fiftyshadesofbruh
    1. Dear pacifists, I regret to inform you that if you pretend to avoid a bloodbath, you have arrived years late to the situation. Under Maduro’s regime, more than 330,000 Venezuelans have been killed by gangs. About 100 Venezuelans starve to death every day. (223 points, 68 comments)
    2. The #HandsOffVenezuela / Venezuelasplaining Starter Pack (190 points, 69 comments)
    3. Deport Maria Gabriela Chavez, and send her back to Venezuela. Petition the White House (173 points, 25 comments)
    4. This Venezuelan man was rescued 30 miles offshore Trinidad, fighting for his life. He was in the water for 19 hours. His boat sunk the night before with 20 other people on board, so far no other survivors found. They were heading to Trinidad from Margarita to buy food (132 points, 17 comments)
    5. Complete interview of Jorge Ramos to Nicolás Maduro, subtitled in English (121 points, 27 comments)
    6. "They revived him.. and I just heard him say, 'my God, mom, please' and I never heard him again." Wendy Gonzalez describes the last words from her 8-year-old son. He died awaiting a bone marrow transplant at Caracas children's hospital. (117 points, 49 comments)
    7. En el 2003 los chavistas apoyaron el control de cambios. No porque sabían de economía, pero porque eran chavistas. Ahora, el mismo gobierno elimina parcialmente esos controles y los chavistas apoyan la medida. No porque hayan aprendido de economía, pero porque son chavistas (116 points, 11 comments)
    8. Small clip from the Jorge Ramos interview with Maduro in February that Maduro’s government tried to confiscate, subtitles in English provided. Jorge Ramos was detained and deported after this interview. The full interview will be broadcast on Univision on June 2nd. (82 points, 22 comments)
    9. This is a good account of how chavismo cancelled whatever was left of Venezuelan democracy. Do share with friends and foes. (79 points, 4 comments)
    10. The United States Revokes U.S. Entry of Maduro-Aligned Individuals and Family (77 points, 17 comments)
  7. 1782 points, 9 submissions: pianogirl282
    1. Las cosas como son (328 points, 41 comments)
    2. Vivir en Venezuela be like (256 points, 12 comments)
    3. La mayonesa no es un instrumento, Patricio, es un mes del año... (234 points, 19 comments)
    4. Recordemos los logros de Marx (224 points, 38 comments)
    5. Guía para explicar a extranjeros la situación país (179 points, 15 comments)
    6. Larga vida al rey (151 points, 30 comments)
    7. Quién lo diría... Diablos, señoritas! (149 points, 115 comments)
    8. Somos innovadores de la economía global (147 points, 33 comments)
    9. Lo único bueno que hice durante mis seis horas sin luz... (114 points, 17 comments)
  8. 1774 points, 1 submission: callado
    1. Want to know how why Venezuela has an interim president that is not Maduro? (1774 points, 375 comments)
  9. 1761 points, 11 submissions: Azureik
    1. This was worth of sharing. (293 points, 59 comments)
    2. Just dankargentina being dank. (270 points, 34 comments)
    3. "What can a Venezuelan know about true socialism?" (256 points, 53 comments)
    4. English History of Memezuela, Vol. 1: tHaT iS nOt TRue SOcIaLisM (185 points, 28 comments)
    5. "You won't get any pumpkin spice lattes under socialism, kiddo". (181 points, 43 comments)
    6. Quality Shitposting - Vol.4: "I'm the true president version". (149 points, 16 comments)
    7. Typical portrait of a Maduro supporter abroad. [Credits to: @Tavarcio] (109 points, 43 comments)
    8. Última Cena Izquierdista. Noten bien que la mesa no tiene comida, lol. (95 points, 24 comments)
    9. Nivel de creatividad: Protestante venezolano. (91 points, 2 comments)
    10. ¿El mundo se está volviendo socialista y estúpido, o es solo una tendencia que sucede en Reddit? (76 points, 113 comments)
  10. 1659 points, 12 submissions: C--A--R--A--C--A--S
    1. President Juan Guadó is the most popular president in the country's history, leading the fight against an authoritarian socialist regime. Popularity is above 80% (290 points, 89 comments)
    2. 24 hours without electricity, water. Local media reports about the nation-wide blackout are almost inexistent. Russian troops entered the country two days ago (263 points, 43 comments)
    3. You are not going to understand it, and I not going to explain it to you neither (248 points, 34 comments)
    4. First-world communists always end up being racists with a colonial worldview trying to impose to us their understanding of the crisis as they feel they know better than venezuelans themselves, as if we are unable to rationalize because we live in a third-world country where most people is black (227 points, 42 comments)
    5. People is dying from dehydration. Hospitals in my city is full of corpses of babies and their mothers after the blackout (168 points, 48 comments)
    6. Death squads murdered two indigenous, warao, sisters, one pregnant. The last week, the father of the women and the chieftain of the community were arrested after making the complaint. Today the indigenous people of the Delta Amacuro fear death squads will plant false evidence to justify the horror (80 points, 11 comments)
    7. Protestors in La Victoria, Aragua, carry their partner's corpse on their shoulders to take him to the morgue, after being kidnapped and killed by Maduro's death squads (72 points, 4 comments)
    8. Erick Altuve, 11, dies while waiting for a bone marrow transplant. He's the fourth children who has died this week waiting for a bone marrow transplant, while the regime refuses to accept humanitarian aid. The number of preventable deaths is growing as dozens of thousands of patients die every year (67 points, 4 comments)
    9. Yonder Villasmil, 15 years-old, murdered by Maduro's security forces during protests in Merida (64 points, 1 comment)
    10. A 17 year old girl named Jurubith Rausseo has died in hospital. She had been shot during a protest in Altamira earlier today (62 points, 11 comments)
  11. 1647 points, 12 submissions: _hhhh_
    1. (+77692) Rally against the dictatorship. Venezuela 12/02/19 (291 points, 40 comments)
    2. [/argentina] Que empiecen los memes (222 points, 4 comments)
    3. Meme de bajo esfuerzo (180 points, 17 comments)
    4. [/neoliberal] "But I know better than actual Venezuelans!" (167 points, 12 comments)
    5. wtf (158 points, 33 comments)
    6. "Build the (liberty) wall" (138 points, 26 comments)
    7. [Shitpost] Meanwhile in Venezuela (123 points, 4 comments)
    8. [/rage] Nicolas Maduro's soldiers use their vehicles to chase down a cargo truck carrying humanitarian aid before they shot and killed the driver in Santa Elena de Uairén, Venezuela (102 points, 8 comments)
    9. Russia Ready To Seize Control Of The World's Largest Oil Reserves- The Venezuelan government is readying to hand over control over state oil company PDVSA to Russia’s Rosneft, a local newspaper has reported, citing sources from the industry. (81 points, 19 comments)
    10. US Senator Calls for Grenada-like Invasion of Venezuela: “I would give Cuba the ultimatum to get out of Venezuela. If they don’t, I would let the Venezuelan military know, you’ve got to choose between democracy and Maduro. And if you choose Maduro and Cuba, we’re coming after you.” (67 points, 15 comments)
  12. 1568 points, 9 submissions: Esies
    1. Venezuela es el tercer género. (318 points, 28 comments)
    2. No aplica para venezolanos en España (240 points, 87 comments)
    3. Venezuela is like it is because of SaNCtiOns (220 points, 30 comments)
    4. "Ríe para no llorar" debería ser el lema debajo del escudo nacional. (167 points, 13 comments)
    5. What's happening in Venezuela?: Just the facts - Joanna Haussman (144 points, 35 comments)
    6. Oil Mexico (141 points, 33 comments)
    7. Comida Maracucha > Comida Americana (140 points, 24 comments)
    8. Tamaño de Venezuela comparada con Europa (136 points, 56 comments)
    9. Tomar Toddy tres veces al día te hace fuerte (62 points, 32 comments)
  13. 1518 points, 8 submissions: redrogooo
    1. If you have not lived the peo, shut your jeta. (411 points, 53 comments)
    2. yOu ArE eItHeR rIcH oR tHe CiA pAyS yOu (347 points, 65 comments)
    3. wtf (326 points, 13 comments)
    4. The only people who defend socialism are the ones who have never lived it. (196 points, 42 comments)
    5. d o c r a c k (71 points, 10 comments)
    6. Se les viene encima, cuerda e lambuceos (60 points, 0 comments)
    7. Chávez te habla, Nicolás (55 points, 12 comments)
    8. Mapa que muestra las zonas en las que el gobierno ha tumbado el internet las últimas horas https://netblocks.org/reports/venezuela-total-internet-blackouts-qr8VeYy5 (52 points, 14 comments)
  14. 1510 points, 8 submissions: Jedv19
    1. Novatos... (390 points, 34 comments)
    2. Hasta cuando viejo... hasta cuando!!! (265 points, 45 comments)
    3. OkOkOk (241 points, 34 comments)
    4. Misu Misu Misu... (207 points, 30 comments)
    5. Por lo menos ganamos en algo... (178 points, 25 comments)
    6. Donde he escuchado eso antes? (96 points, 91 comments)
    7. El Ministerio de Salud “prestó” 1 millón 600 mil dólares para comprar un apartamento al hijo de la exministra Sad (71 points, 19 comments)
    8. Doble moral nivel... (62 points, 9 comments)
  15. 1467 points, 10 submissions: ibaRRaVzLa
    1. Lo que le falta comprender a los gringos (297 points, 79 comments)
    2. me🇻🇪irl (274 points, 11 comments)
    3. The First-World Commie Starter Pack (199 points, 207 comments)
    4. El verdadero objetivo del video de Maduro (168 points, 35 comments)
    5. Reddit es el sitio más hipócrita del planeta (130 points, 78 comments)
    6. MFW I just got here three weeks ago (105 points, 17 comments)
    7. "Primer Choque en Caracas", la hoy curiosa noticia de El Universal publicada en 1913 (79 points, 35 comments)
    8. Estados Unidos 0 - [1] Venezuela (Salomón Rondón) (78 points, 11 comments)
    9. Lo que queda dela moto de la GNB Chavista, frente al CCCT. 10:57 am (73 points, 5 comments)
    10. Estados Unidos 0 - [3] Venezuela (Salomón Rondón) (64 points, 12 comments)
  16. 1422 points, 15 submissions: bhq_T5
    1. We're winning this battle, bois (198 points, 10 comments)
    2. Japón reconoció a Guaidó como presidente encargado (187 points, 77 comments)
    3. Los mejores médicos del mundo (125 points, 84 comments)
    4. Habla Senador Marco Rubio: Maduro has no authority to expel U.S. diplomats or end diplomatic relations. The legitimate President @jguaido has asked U.S. diplomats to stay in #Venezuela. Our diplomats leaving would be tacit acceptance of Maduro legitimacy. Under no circumstances should we leave. (120 points, 25 comments)
    5. Presidente Guaidó manda a Uruguay y a México a que se vayan a lavar ese culo... Sort of (90 points, 64 comments)
    6. Los containers en la frontera son nuestro Muro de Berlín. Tenemos una oportunidad de oro para demostrarle al mundo lo que queremos. (86 points, 16 comments)
    7. SEBIN allanó sus casas y detuvo a SERGIO VERGARA y ROBERTO MARRERO. Este último es Jefe de Despacho del Presidente Guaidó. Marrero, al ser arrestado, afirmó que le sombraron dos fusiles y una granada. (84 points, 52 comments)
    8. ÚLTIMA HORA Hugo “El Pollo” Carvajal llama a la FANB a permitir ingreso de ayuda humanitaria y reconoce a Guaidó como Presidente (84 points, 52 comments)
    9. Imágen exclusiva de las delegaciones reunidas en Barbados (77 points, 23 comments)
    10. Detenido primer Vicepresidente de la Asamblea Nacional. Ahora sí, se prendió esta mierda. Esperemos ansiosos la declaración del Grupo de Lima dentro de 2 semanas reachazando profunda, fuerte y extra categoricamente este nuevo atropello de la Dictadura. (75 points, 16 comments)
  17. 1407 points, 10 submissions: vth2
    1. dankmemes crosspost (213 points, 22 comments)
    2. Todo es culpa del capitalismo (210 points, 45 comments)
    3. capitalism bad (209 points, 12 comments)
    4. Cuba bad (182 points, 5 comments)
    5. dankmemes crosspost: Post Oil Market Crash (148 points, 10 comments)
    6. Creo que nadie más ha hecho esto (128 points, 4 comments)
    7. Basado en hechos reales (100 points, 32 comments)
    8. San Cristóbal Cabildo Abierto 17 de Enero 2019 (80 points, 15 comments)
    9. GTA VENEZUELA: ¿Cuáles son tus experiencias en venezuela que parecen una partida de GTA San Andreas? (72 points, 31 comments)
    10. title (65 points, 4 comments)
  18. 1374 points, 11 submissions: In_der_Tat
    1. Some politicians and folks on the left in US, Europe and Latam wonder if what is happening in Venezuela is a coup against de facto President Nicolas Maduro. Let’s use an analogy that might help. (305 points, 54 comments)
    2. (London) Hands off Venezuela! Long live Maduro... (262 points, 33 comments)
    3. El presidente de la Asamblea Nacional Juan Guaidó exhorta al pueblo de Venezuela a participar a la gran concentración del próximo 23 de enero (142 points, 84 comments)
    4. Venezuelan migrants in Chile struggle to understand what the protesters there are complaining about (112 points, 321 comments)
    5. Trump Is Wrong on Everything Except Venezuela, Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Says (107 points, 12 comments)
    6. Gunmen in helicopter open fire at protesters in Venezuela (103 points, 43 comments)
    7. Diez falacias de la izquierda reaccionaria frente a Venezuela (81 points, 19 comments)
    8. Venezuela presidency recognition map - Bloomberg (68 points, 41 comments)
    9. GOT bananero - Edoilustrado (66 points, 16 comments)
    10. Guaidó, Not Maduro, Is the De Jure President of Venezuela (64 points, 24 comments)
  19. 1221 points, 5 submissions: Lvl100Magikarp
    1. Non-venezuelans on Twitter, STOP using posts about Venezuela to SHOEHORN your anti-trump, anti-usa, pro-socialist, anti-interventionist agenda. This is NOT about you! Do not speak on OUR behalf! (753 points, 265 comments)
    2. My hope levels for this country over the years (234 points, 43 comments)
    3. Caliweba is beginning to spread (98 points, 18 comments)
    4. Rise up crab people (78 points, 24 comments)
    5. Los ciudadanos comunes de Rusia, China y Turkia NO apoyan a Maduro. (58 points, 22 comments)
  20. 1214 points, 9 submissions: MaoGo
    1. Starbucks socialism (356 points, 28 comments)
    2. The international community on Venezuela (174 points, 47 comments)
    3. The fear of ending up like Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua is what is pushing Bolivians to fight. (146 points, 36 comments)
    4. xD (118 points, 2 comments)
    5. Alguien que añada venezuelanalysis a la foto (110 points, 5 comments)
    6. Y luego dicen que no tenemos tanta influencia italiana (90 points, 95 comments)
    7. Washington Post Time for the left to join Michelle Bachelet in condemning Venezuela’s abuses (87 points, 24 comments)
    8. Trump, el nuevo presidente de Venezuela (75 points, 34 comments)
    9. Not only Venezuela: Cuba reintroduces the dollar (58 points, 5 comments)

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  6. DulceEtDecorumEst (1667 points, 206 comments)
  7. Quo210 (1543 points, 226 comments)
  8. AlexxLopaztico02 (1495 points, 170 comments)
  9. TryHardFapHarder (1474 points, 184 comments)
  10. jesuskater (1462 points, 303 comments)
  11. Azureik (1381 points, 197 comments)
  12. ibaRRaVzLa (1340 points, 133 comments)
  13. pachecogeorge (1283 points, 238 comments)
  14. isaacbonyuet (1077 points, 247 comments)
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  48. endospores (586 points, 102 comments)
  49. necromax13 (560 points, 90 comments)
  50. dave3218 (558 points, 120 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Want to know how why Venezuela has an interim president that is not Maduro? by callado (1774 points, 375 comments)
  2. Found on Tumblr by DreamDraconis42 (1114 points, 235 comments)
  3. Non-venezuelans on Twitter, STOP using posts about Venezuela to SHOEHORN your anti-trump, anti-usa, pro-socialist, anti-interventionist agenda. This is NOT about you! Do not speak on OUR behalf! by Lvl100Magikarp (753 points, 265 comments)
  4. Why would the US do this? by EnoughGunControl (657 points, 31 comments)
  5. Venezuela Dorifto!?!?!? by YangZD (609 points, 65 comments)
  6. Maduro triggered by pedroaro (581 points, 23 comments)
  7. Ironic... by On_The_Warpath (552 points, 48 comments)
  8. Cinco grados de separación by Norik_ (551 points, 20 comments)
  9. Maldito Chávez y su combo. by alvesrivas (488 points, 145 comments)
  10. Venezuela: 10 años Challenge by neptuniana2929 (481 points, 29 comments)

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2020.01.01 09:59 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: vzla top posts from 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-28 00:25 PDT

Period: 360.83 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 34006
Rate (per day) 2.77 93.45
Unique Redditors 455 4097
Combined Score 127181 161883

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 3119 points, 24 submissions: AlexxLopaztico02
    1. Guacamayas (369 points, 38 comments)
    2. Tanqueta atropellando a manifestantes, a lo Tiananmen Square. (NSFW/L) (302 points, 128 comments)
    3. Maduro metió preso al diseñador gráfico de la ONG de DDHH #Provea por esta caratula de álbum que iban a sacar. Lo metieron preso por "material subversivo". No dejemos pasar esto por alto. (234 points, 25 comments)
    4. Un grupo de aficionados japoneses está haciendo ilustraciones de como serían los samuráis de cada país para las olimpiadas 2020 - este es Venezuela! (229 points, 88 comments)
    5. In light of recent events (212 points, 12 comments)
    6. Recuerda: inhalar, exhalar. (186 points, 70 comments)
    7. No meen fuera del perol, muchachos. (168 points, 46 comments)
    8. Se cumplió mi predicción, ya me pongo el flair de vidente. (167 points, 38 comments)
    9. Éste post que encontré en /Colombia (144 points, 12 comments)
    10. Top 10 anime comebacks (108 points, 3 comments)
  2. 3080 points, 22 submissions: On_The_Warpath
    1. Ironic... (552 points, 48 comments)
    2. Kind letter to all the socialists out there who back Maduro (396 points, 185 comments)
    3. Communism intensifies (205 points, 10 comments)
    4. Venezuelans who have just emigrated to Buenos Aires (167 points, 16 comments)
    5. When there's a power outage after a normal day with electricity (167 points, 3 comments)
    6. Estoy reuniendo un equipo... Para una emisión monetaria (158 points, 13 comments)
    7. The National Guard deserting Maduro be like (143 points, 3 comments)
    8. Bodegones en Black Friday (139 points, 6 comments)
    9. Todas las opciones están sobre la mesa (132 points, 62 comments)
    10. El paralelo se está transformando en el Politigato (122 points, 18 comments)
  3. 2699 points, 20 submissions: isaacbonyuet
    1. Guacamaya (291 points, 22 comments)
    2. you'll need to sit down for this... (245 points, 52 comments)
    3. Presidente de Venezuela, Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez (244 points, 34 comments)
    4. No, U.S. Sanctions Are Not Killing Venezuela. Maduro Is (242 points, 56 comments)
    5. Bernie Sanders needs to calm down (240 points, 52 comments)
    6. next phase (207 points, 27 comments)
    7. Los Roques (162 points, 26 comments)
    8. Experience Real Socialism (142 points, 18 comments)
    9. A demonstrator is struck by a Venezuelan national guard vehicle on a street in Caracas. Photo by Ueslei Marcelino, part of The Guardian agency photographer of the year – 2019 shortlist (120 points, 39 comments)
    10. Luis Carlos Díaz (periodismodepaz) declarándole a Michelle Bachelet, alta comisionada de derechos humanos de la ONU, junto a otras víctimas de graves violaciones de DDHH en Venezuela (100 points, 23 comments)
  4. 2178 points, 13 submissions: pozzowon
    1. A wild ejército bolivariano appears (288 points, 34 comments)
    2. Hablando de Adobe (274 points, 24 comments)
    3. Gente cuyos planes fracasan siempre (272 points, 47 comments)
    4. Hasta donde hemos llegado..... Pornhub (212 points, 27 comments)
    5. Una más (182 points, 21 comments)
    6. Cortesía de Michelle Bachelet (169 points, 8 comments)
    7. I simple man. I see Venezuela I upvote (148 points, 24 comments)
    8. Memes en historymemes (132 points, 2 comments)
    9. Cosas que vemos en el imperio (126 points, 8 comments)
    10. We live in a world (112 points, 9 comments)
  5. 2096 points, 21 submissions: geeeorge15
    1. “Seguid el ejemplo que Caracas dió” (229 points, 34 comments)
    2. Marco Rubio: After several conversations in the last few days I am optimistic that the @Europarl_EN will pass a resolution tomorrow recognizing @jguaido as the legitimate President of #Venezuela. This will be an enormous step forward in bringing the Maduro crime family to its overdue end. (142 points, 23 comments)
    3. Av. Principal Las Mercedes por Román Camacho. (132 points, 12 comments)
    4. General reconoce a @jguaido como presidente y llama a desconocer a Maduro Se trata del General de División Francisco Esteban Yánez Rodríguez (7.101.984) Presidente de la Junta Permanente de Evaluación de la Comandancia General de la Aviación Militar Bolivariana. (126 points, 42 comments)
    5. Mano mande teléfono (123 points, 12 comments)
    6. #ÚLTIMAHORA EEUU anuncia sanciones contra la petrolera estatal de Venezuela PDVSA #AFP (115 points, 140 comments)
    7. AFP: #BREAKING Maduro shuts Venezuela's border with Brazil (115 points, 53 comments)
    8. Manifestantes derribaron estatua de Hugo Chávez durante protestas la noche del lunes por el presunto fraude en Bolivia (110 points, 42 comments)
    9. 10:00pm Bolívar En #SanFélix reportan incendio de la estatua de Hugo Chávez en la avenida Dalla Costa #22Ene Foto: Reporte Guayana (105 points, 23 comments)
    10. Toma aérea de la marcha del 23E. (88 points, 10 comments)
  6. 1802 points, 18 submissions: Fiftyshadesofbruh
    1. Dear pacifists, I regret to inform you that if you pretend to avoid a bloodbath, you have arrived years late to the situation. Under Maduro’s regime, more than 330,000 Venezuelans have been killed by gangs. About 100 Venezuelans starve to death every day. (223 points, 68 comments)
    2. The #HandsOffVenezuela / Venezuelasplaining Starter Pack (190 points, 69 comments)
    3. Deport Maria Gabriela Chavez, and send her back to Venezuela. Petition the White House (173 points, 25 comments)
    4. This Venezuelan man was rescued 30 miles offshore Trinidad, fighting for his life. He was in the water for 19 hours. His boat sunk the night before with 20 other people on board, so far no other survivors found. They were heading to Trinidad from Margarita to buy food (132 points, 17 comments)
    5. Complete interview of Jorge Ramos to Nicolás Maduro, subtitled in English (121 points, 27 comments)
    6. "They revived him.. and I just heard him say, 'my God, mom, please' and I never heard him again." Wendy Gonzalez describes the last words from her 8-year-old son. He died awaiting a bone marrow transplant at Caracas children's hospital. (117 points, 49 comments)
    7. En el 2003 los chavistas apoyaron el control de cambios. No porque sabían de economía, pero porque eran chavistas. Ahora, el mismo gobierno elimina parcialmente esos controles y los chavistas apoyan la medida. No porque hayan aprendido de economía, pero porque son chavistas (116 points, 11 comments)
    8. Small clip from the Jorge Ramos interview with Maduro in February that Maduro’s government tried to confiscate, subtitles in English provided. Jorge Ramos was detained and deported after this interview. The full interview will be broadcast on Univision on June 2nd. (82 points, 22 comments)
    9. This is a good account of how chavismo cancelled whatever was left of Venezuelan democracy. Do share with friends and foes. (79 points, 4 comments)
    10. The United States Revokes U.S. Entry of Maduro-Aligned Individuals and Family (77 points, 17 comments)
  7. 1782 points, 9 submissions: pianogirl282
    1. Las cosas como son (328 points, 41 comments)
    2. Vivir en Venezuela be like (256 points, 12 comments)
    3. La mayonesa no es un instrumento, Patricio, es un mes del año... (234 points, 19 comments)
    4. Recordemos los logros de Marx (224 points, 38 comments)
    5. Guía para explicar a extranjeros la situación país (179 points, 15 comments)
    6. Larga vida al rey (151 points, 30 comments)
    7. Quién lo diría... Diablos, señoritas! (149 points, 115 comments)
    8. Somos innovadores de la economía global (147 points, 33 comments)
    9. Lo único bueno que hice durante mis seis horas sin luz... (114 points, 17 comments)
  8. 1774 points, 1 submission: callado
    1. Want to know how why Venezuela has an interim president that is not Maduro? (1774 points, 375 comments)
  9. 1761 points, 11 submissions: Azureik
    1. This was worth of sharing. (293 points, 59 comments)
    2. Just dankargentina being dank. (270 points, 34 comments)
    3. "What can a Venezuelan know about true socialism?" (256 points, 53 comments)
    4. English History of Memezuela, Vol. 1: tHaT iS nOt TRue SOcIaLisM (185 points, 28 comments)
    5. "You won't get any pumpkin spice lattes under socialism, kiddo". (181 points, 43 comments)
    6. Quality Shitposting - Vol.4: "I'm the true president version". (149 points, 16 comments)
    7. Typical portrait of a Maduro supporter abroad. [Credits to: @Tavarcio] (109 points, 43 comments)
    8. Última Cena Izquierdista. Noten bien que la mesa no tiene comida, lol. (95 points, 24 comments)
    9. Nivel de creatividad: Protestante venezolano. (91 points, 2 comments)
    10. ¿El mundo se está volviendo socialista y estúpido, o es solo una tendencia que sucede en Reddit? (76 points, 113 comments)
  10. 1659 points, 12 submissions: C--A--R--A--C--A--S
    1. President Juan Guadó is the most popular president in the country's history, leading the fight against an authoritarian socialist regime. Popularity is above 80% (290 points, 89 comments)
    2. 24 hours without electricity, water. Local media reports about the nation-wide blackout are almost inexistent. Russian troops entered the country two days ago (263 points, 43 comments)
    3. You are not going to understand it, and I not going to explain it to you neither (248 points, 34 comments)
    4. First-world communists always end up being racists with a colonial worldview trying to impose to us their understanding of the crisis as they feel they know better than venezuelans themselves, as if we are unable to rationalize because we live in a third-world country where most people is black (227 points, 42 comments)
    5. People is dying from dehydration. Hospitals in my city is full of corpses of babies and their mothers after the blackout (168 points, 48 comments)
    6. Death squads murdered two indigenous, warao, sisters, one pregnant. The last week, the father of the women and the chieftain of the community were arrested after making the complaint. Today the indigenous people of the Delta Amacuro fear death squads will plant false evidence to justify the horror (80 points, 11 comments)
    7. Protestors in La Victoria, Aragua, carry their partner's corpse on their shoulders to take him to the morgue, after being kidnapped and killed by Maduro's death squads (72 points, 4 comments)
    8. Erick Altuve, 11, dies while waiting for a bone marrow transplant. He's the fourth children who has died this week waiting for a bone marrow transplant, while the regime refuses to accept humanitarian aid. The number of preventable deaths is growing as dozens of thousands of patients die every year (67 points, 4 comments)
    9. Yonder Villasmil, 15 years-old, murdered by Maduro's security forces during protests in Merida (64 points, 1 comment)
    10. A 17 year old girl named Jurubith Rausseo has died in hospital. She had been shot during a protest in Altamira earlier today (62 points, 11 comments)
  11. 1647 points, 12 submissions: _hhhh_
    1. (+77692) Rally against the dictatorship. Venezuela 12/02/19 (291 points, 40 comments)
    2. [/argentina] Que empiecen los memes (222 points, 4 comments)
    3. Meme de bajo esfuerzo (180 points, 17 comments)
    4. [/neoliberal] "But I know better than actual Venezuelans!" (167 points, 12 comments)
    5. wtf (158 points, 33 comments)
    6. "Build the (liberty) wall" (138 points, 26 comments)
    7. [Shitpost] Meanwhile in Venezuela (123 points, 4 comments)
    8. [/rage] Nicolas Maduro's soldiers use their vehicles to chase down a cargo truck carrying humanitarian aid before they shot and killed the driver in Santa Elena de Uairén, Venezuela (102 points, 8 comments)
    9. Russia Ready To Seize Control Of The World's Largest Oil Reserves- The Venezuelan government is readying to hand over control over state oil company PDVSA to Russia’s Rosneft, a local newspaper has reported, citing sources from the industry. (81 points, 19 comments)
    10. US Senator Calls for Grenada-like Invasion of Venezuela: “I would give Cuba the ultimatum to get out of Venezuela. If they don’t, I would let the Venezuelan military know, you’ve got to choose between democracy and Maduro. And if you choose Maduro and Cuba, we’re coming after you.” (67 points, 15 comments)
  12. 1568 points, 9 submissions: Esies
    1. Venezuela es el tercer género. (318 points, 28 comments)
    2. No aplica para venezolanos en España (240 points, 87 comments)
    3. Venezuela is like it is because of SaNCtiOns (220 points, 30 comments)
    4. "Ríe para no llorar" debería ser el lema debajo del escudo nacional. (167 points, 13 comments)
    5. What's happening in Venezuela?: Just the facts - Joanna Haussman (144 points, 35 comments)
    6. Oil Mexico (141 points, 33 comments)
    7. Comida Maracucha > Comida Americana (140 points, 24 comments)
    8. Tamaño de Venezuela comparada con Europa (136 points, 56 comments)
    9. Tomar Toddy tres veces al día te hace fuerte (62 points, 32 comments)
  13. 1518 points, 8 submissions: redrogooo
    1. If you have not lived the peo, shut your jeta. (411 points, 53 comments)
    2. yOu ArE eItHeR rIcH oR tHe CiA pAyS yOu (347 points, 65 comments)
    3. wtf (326 points, 13 comments)
    4. The only people who defend socialism are the ones who have never lived it. (196 points, 42 comments)
    5. d o c r a c k (71 points, 10 comments)
    6. Se les viene encima, cuerda e lambuceos (60 points, 0 comments)
    7. Chávez te habla, Nicolás (55 points, 12 comments)
    8. Mapa que muestra las zonas en las que el gobierno ha tumbado el internet las últimas horas https://netblocks.org/reports/venezuela-total-internet-blackouts-qr8VeYy5 (52 points, 14 comments)
  14. 1510 points, 8 submissions: Jedv19
    1. Novatos... (390 points, 34 comments)
    2. Hasta cuando viejo... hasta cuando!!! (265 points, 45 comments)
    3. OkOkOk (241 points, 34 comments)
    4. Misu Misu Misu... (207 points, 30 comments)
    5. Por lo menos ganamos en algo... (178 points, 25 comments)
    6. Donde he escuchado eso antes? (96 points, 91 comments)
    7. El Ministerio de Salud “prestó” 1 millón 600 mil dólares para comprar un apartamento al hijo de la exministra Sad (71 points, 19 comments)
    8. Doble moral nivel... (62 points, 9 comments)
  15. 1467 points, 10 submissions: ibaRRaVzLa
    1. Lo que le falta comprender a los gringos (297 points, 79 comments)
    2. me🇻🇪irl (274 points, 11 comments)
    3. The First-World Commie Starter Pack (199 points, 207 comments)
    4. El verdadero objetivo del video de Maduro (168 points, 35 comments)
    5. Reddit es el sitio más hipócrita del planeta (130 points, 78 comments)
    6. MFW I just got here three weeks ago (105 points, 17 comments)
    7. "Primer Choque en Caracas", la hoy curiosa noticia de El Universal publicada en 1913 (79 points, 35 comments)
    8. Estados Unidos 0 - [1] Venezuela (Salomón Rondón) (78 points, 11 comments)
    9. Lo que queda dela moto de la GNB Chavista, frente al CCCT. 10:57 am (73 points, 5 comments)
    10. Estados Unidos 0 - [3] Venezuela (Salomón Rondón) (64 points, 12 comments)
  16. 1422 points, 15 submissions: bhq_T5
    1. We're winning this battle, bois (198 points, 10 comments)
    2. Japón reconoció a Guaidó como presidente encargado (187 points, 77 comments)
    3. Los mejores médicos del mundo (125 points, 84 comments)
    4. Habla Senador Marco Rubio: Maduro has no authority to expel U.S. diplomats or end diplomatic relations. The legitimate President @jguaido has asked U.S. diplomats to stay in #Venezuela. Our diplomats leaving would be tacit acceptance of Maduro legitimacy. Under no circumstances should we leave. (120 points, 25 comments)
    5. Presidente Guaidó manda a Uruguay y a México a que se vayan a lavar ese culo... Sort of (90 points, 64 comments)
    6. Los containers en la frontera son nuestro Muro de Berlín. Tenemos una oportunidad de oro para demostrarle al mundo lo que queremos. (86 points, 16 comments)
    7. SEBIN allanó sus casas y detuvo a SERGIO VERGARA y ROBERTO MARRERO. Este último es Jefe de Despacho del Presidente Guaidó. Marrero, al ser arrestado, afirmó que le sombraron dos fusiles y una granada. (84 points, 52 comments)
    8. ÚLTIMA HORA Hugo “El Pollo” Carvajal llama a la FANB a permitir ingreso de ayuda humanitaria y reconoce a Guaidó como Presidente (84 points, 52 comments)
    9. Imágen exclusiva de las delegaciones reunidas en Barbados (77 points, 23 comments)
    10. Detenido primer Vicepresidente de la Asamblea Nacional. Ahora sí, se prendió esta mierda. Esperemos ansiosos la declaración del Grupo de Lima dentro de 2 semanas reachazando profunda, fuerte y extra categoricamente este nuevo atropello de la Dictadura. (75 points, 16 comments)
  17. 1407 points, 10 submissions: vth2
    1. dankmemes crosspost (213 points, 22 comments)
    2. Todo es culpa del capitalismo (210 points, 45 comments)
    3. capitalism bad (209 points, 12 comments)
    4. Cuba bad (182 points, 5 comments)
    5. dankmemes crosspost: Post Oil Market Crash (148 points, 10 comments)
    6. Creo que nadie más ha hecho esto (128 points, 4 comments)
    7. Basado en hechos reales (100 points, 32 comments)
    8. San Cristóbal Cabildo Abierto 17 de Enero 2019 (80 points, 15 comments)
    9. GTA VENEZUELA: ¿Cuáles son tus experiencias en venezuela que parecen una partida de GTA San Andreas? (72 points, 31 comments)
    10. title (65 points, 4 comments)
  18. 1374 points, 11 submissions: In_der_Tat
    1. Some politicians and folks on the left in US, Europe and Latam wonder if what is happening in Venezuela is a coup against de facto President Nicolas Maduro. Let’s use an analogy that might help. (305 points, 54 comments)
    2. (London) Hands off Venezuela! Long live Maduro... (262 points, 33 comments)
    3. El presidente de la Asamblea Nacional Juan Guaidó exhorta al pueblo de Venezuela a participar a la gran concentración del próximo 23 de enero (142 points, 84 comments)
    4. Venezuelan migrants in Chile struggle to understand what the protesters there are complaining about (112 points, 321 comments)
    5. Trump Is Wrong on Everything Except Venezuela, Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Says (107 points, 12 comments)
    6. Gunmen in helicopter open fire at protesters in Venezuela (103 points, 43 comments)
    7. Diez falacias de la izquierda reaccionaria frente a Venezuela (81 points, 19 comments)
    8. Venezuela presidency recognition map - Bloomberg (68 points, 41 comments)
    9. GOT bananero - Edoilustrado (66 points, 16 comments)
    10. Guaidó, Not Maduro, Is the De Jure President of Venezuela (64 points, 24 comments)
  19. 1221 points, 5 submissions: Lvl100Magikarp
    1. Non-venezuelans on Twitter, STOP using posts about Venezuela to SHOEHORN your anti-trump, anti-usa, pro-socialist, anti-interventionist agenda. This is NOT about you! Do not speak on OUR behalf! (753 points, 265 comments)
    2. My hope levels for this country over the years (234 points, 43 comments)
    3. Caliweba is beginning to spread (98 points, 18 comments)
    4. Rise up crab people (78 points, 24 comments)
    5. Los ciudadanos comunes de Rusia, China y Turkia NO apoyan a Maduro. (58 points, 22 comments)
  20. 1214 points, 9 submissions: MaoGo
    1. Starbucks socialism (356 points, 28 comments)
    2. The international community on Venezuela (174 points, 47 comments)
    3. The fear of ending up like Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua is what is pushing Bolivians to fight. (146 points, 36 comments)
    4. xD (118 points, 2 comments)
    5. Alguien que añada venezuelanalysis a la foto (110 points, 5 comments)
    6. Y luego dicen que no tenemos tanta influencia italiana (90 points, 95 comments)
    7. Washington Post Time for the left to join Michelle Bachelet in condemning Venezuela’s abuses (87 points, 24 comments)
    8. Trump, el nuevo presidente de Venezuela (75 points, 34 comments)
    9. Not only Venezuela: Cuba reintroduces the dollar (58 points, 5 comments)

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2019.10.24 19:26 thefrenchflo [IIL] 2019 Post-Rock, Progressive Rock & Related, [WEWIL?]

Here is the list of all the 2019 albums I listened so far, and my appreciation of them.

Which album out in 2019 have I missed, that would make it to my 4-stars session?
(please note that when I rate an album only 1 star, It's not a judgement about the value of the artist. I admire all artist. It's just that I can't love everything and I wish them to find a big audience elsewhere).

5 stars:
  1. Devin Townsend - Empath (PROGRESSIVE METAL)
  2. Monkey3 - Sphere (PSYCHEDELIC ROCK)
  3. Tool - Fear Inoculum (POST METAL)
  4. Cheeto's Magazine - Amazingous (CROSSOVER PROG)

4 1/2 stars:

4 stars:

3 1/2 stars:

3 stars:

2 1/2 stars:

2 stars:
1 1/2 stars:

1 star:

1/2 star:
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2019.10.11 07:03 alwshunter Oscar Winner Alfonso Cuarón Inks Overall TV Deal With Apple

Apple has finalized a multi-year overall deal with Alfonso Cuarón, the Oscar-winning Roma and Gravity filmmaker. Under the pact, which has been in the works for some time, Cuarón through his production company Esperanto Filmoj will develop TV projects exclusively for Apple TV+, the tech giant’s new streaming service that is prepping for its November 1 launch. No other details have been made available, but we hear the pact spans five years and is a state-of-the-art deal.
Cuarón’s TV development will be exclusive to Apple+. On some of it, he is expected to collaborate with longtime partner Anonymous Content where the filmmaker has a non-exclusive deal. He also plans to team up with other creative collaborators. Cuarón’s longtime producing partner Gabriela Rodriguez will run Esperanto Filmoj’s day-to-day operations out of its London headquarters.
The Mexican filmmaker is coming off two individual Oscar wins for his Netflix film Roma, for Best Director and Best Cinematographer. The film also won Best Foreign Language film. He also won Best Director and Best Editor Oscars for Gravity. His credits include Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
In May, Cuarón reconnected and re-signed with his with previous agency WME, where he was based before leaving in 2017 shortly after he had signed with Anonymous Content for management, based on his long relationship with principal and producer Steve Golin. Golin passed away in April but the Anonymous Content tie continues.
Apple TV+ has been signing overall deals with creators as it steps up its streaming ambitions to challenge the likes of Netflix and Amazon. Cuarón joins a roster that includes Kerry Ehrin, Jason Katims and Justin Lin.
https://deadline.com/2019/10/alfonso-cuaron-apple-tv-overall-deal-1202757021/
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2019.10.10 23:31 honeybadger808 Apple signs Alfonso Cuarón to a multi-year deal for Apple TV+


What you need to know

Apple continues to sign people up for future Apple TV+ content.
Apple continues to sign talent for future Apple TV+ shows. This time it's director, screenwriter, and producer Alfonso Cuarón.
Veriety reports that a multi-year overall television deal has been signed, giving Apple access to anything Cuarón produces. It doesn't sound like Apple has bought the rights to anything in particular, but rather signed Cuarón up as talent who will work on projects in the future.
Veriety doesn't say how long the overall deal will run for, but they apparently tend to run for anything up to five years at a time. We also don't know how much money changed hands to make this deal happen but considering Apple's deep pockets and intention of making Apple TV+ a success it's unlikely to be a small amount.
Under the deal, the multi-hyphenate will develop television projects exclusively for Apple's upcoming streaming service, Apple TV Plus. Cuarón's long-time producing partner, Gabriela Rodriguez, will run day to day operations at his London-based production company, Esperanto Filmoj. He will still maintain his deal with Anonymous Content and will partner with them on certain projects in addition to continuing to work with other collaborators.
While Apple TV+ goes live on November 1st, it's unlikely anything will come of this deal until well into 2020. Not to worry though, there's plenty to get excited about long before then.
When Apple TV+ does kick into gear it will set viewers back $4.99 per month. All the family gets access and new device buyers also get a free year, too. Eligible devices include iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, iPod touch, and Mac.
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2019.09.01 03:59 Wandering-Tiger [S] Tiger Island: Heroes vs. Villains CAST REVEAL!

It's that time, but before Heroes vs. Villains, I'll announce the cast! I can't wait to see how these 20 All-Stars measure up in our biggest and most dramatic season yet!
Heroes:
Rayna Bean, 10th place on Tiger Island: Borneo and runner-up of Tiger Island: All-Stars: A merge boot who fell on the wrong side of the numbers in her first season, yet became a fan favorite, Rayna put on a dominant, cutthroat performance in All-Stars that cemented her as the queen of the season. Ultimately, however, her ruthlessness earned her the ire of the jury and she finished runner-up to her ally, Casey. Can she once again use her charms to dominate the game and this time translate it into a win, her velvet lips ready to pull everyone in?
Shane Sjolund, 7th place on Tiger Island: Marquesas and 17th place on Tiger Island: All-Stars: A fan favorite and social threat, Shane was the hottest commodity in both of his seasons but saw the cards fall the wrong way both times despite his likability. Can he cage the elephant in the room of his social prowess and overcome the target on his back to make it far once again?
Batbayar the Sage, winner of Tiger Island: Thailand and 18th place on Tiger Island: All-Stars: One of the most dominant winners Tiger Island has ever seen and its first-ever unanimous winner, as well as one of its most likable winners, Batbayar’s Thailand game is still one of the most impressive performances the series has ever seen. However, this put a huge target on his back for All-Stars and led to him shockingly being the first boot. Years later, can Batbayar overcome the target on his back and remind everyone why he’s one of the series’s best victors of all time?
Kerri Calder-Bechtold, 9th place on Tiger Island: Guatemala and winner of Tiger Island: Micronesia: Kerri first cemented her place in Tiger Island history in Guatemala when she found the series’s first-ever immunity idol, but then had the dubious honor of getting voted out with it in her possession. Returning in Micronesia for a chance at redemption, Kerri went above and beyond and spearheaded the dominant Favorites alliance into the merge, where they picked off the remaining Fans and other outsiders on their way to victory. She ultimately faced off against Tamara in the final two, and became the first-ever winner to win after an unprecedented tied jury vote. A local legend through and through, can Kerri pull out victory once again and send her doubts about her controversial victory south?
Jasoi Brookdale, 4th place on Tiger Island: Cook Islands: A key member of the dominant Bhai alliance, Jasoi contributed to her tribe’s physical dominance before the merge and then steamrolling afterwards. A dark horse for the victory, Jasoi made a shocking play against front-runner Dante when she convinced the other girls, Gabriela and Em, to turn on him at the final four. It was all for nought, however, as Dante pulled out the idol and sent Jasoi out of the game on Day 38 with only his vote. Reunited with Dante, can she finally take revenge and clinch the win for herself?
Aiden Gonzalez, winner of Tiger Island: Fiji: One of the series’s most unlikely winners thus far, Aiden surrounded himself with one of the most unlikable alliances in history in Pablo, Nicholas, Greta, and Trey. He shocked the viewers by isolating himself from them at the final five, yet surviving by convincing them to turn on Trey and then convincing Pablo to force a tie against Greta, where he won the firemaking challenge and ultimately the entire game against some of the biggest goats in the show’s history. Can Aiden replicate his shocking victory and defy expectations once again?
Bobert “The Chosen One” Edninao, 6th place on Tiger Island: Micronesia: One of only two Fans to make merge, The Chosen One survived a slaughter on his swapped tribe with a mixture of luck and skill, even winning a surprise individual immunity just before the merge to keep himself safe. At the merge, he managed to keep the target off himself for three rounds as the Favorites cannibalized their own outsiders, but ran out of time at the final seven when they then turned on his Fan partner, Bob, and then him. Still the most successful Fan on the season and a true underdog, can The Chosen One have better luck this time now that he’s ascended from a Fan to a true All-Star?
Kristen “Kris” Santos, 3rd place on Tiger Island: Tocantins: One of the most chaotic and unforgettable players in all of Tiger Island, Kris made one of the most shocking moves in the show’s history by mutinying to and infiltrating the other tribe, only to idol out one of their physically strongest players before mutinying back to her original tribe. Once there, she formed a tight alliance with her son figure Otis and ran the merge along with him, seemingly destined to be the final two. Her game came up short, however, when Otis realized her threat level and voted her out on Day 38 after winning the final immunity. Can Kris finish what she started this time around and throw yet another season into a whirlwind in the process?
Wolfgang “Lugosi” Lugosi, 10th place on Tiger Island: Samoa: A shy outsider throughout the pre-merge, Lugosi became a surprise power player come the merge when his former Atua tribe attempted to blindside him, only for him to pull out an idol and take out one of their most powerful players in Ashton. He miraculously survived yet another vote right afterwards when he reunited the Atua tribe, only to falter when eventual winner Jess refused to go to rocks on his behalf. Can Lugosi finish what he started on Heroes vs. Villains and crush the bugs who plagued him before, including Jess?
Jessica Rose “Jess” Jewart, winner of Tiger Island: Samoa: A notoriously treacherous member of Atua, Jess sold her tribe out twice by flipping on Lugosi and Gordon rather than drawing rocks for them. Despite this, she ultimately became their hero and champion by winning a total of five immunity challenges, including two against the Fono majority that allowed her to make the final three and secure the ultimate victory for Atua. Can her delicate petals deliver her another consecutive win or will linking with larger players such as Shane leave her outmatched?
Villains:
Randy “Rango” Boomer, 5th place on Tiger Island: Borneo and 15th place on Tiger Island: All-Stars: The series’s original villain, Rango received the most votes out of anyone on Tiger Island’s inaugural season and drew suspicion and distrust from the entire rest of the cast. Even so, he had a guffawing, smug sense of the game and only went out after a failed attempt to take out eventual winner, Jonathan. His legacy came back to haunt him in the first All-Stars when he only made it four rounds before promptly being eliminated. Can he once again replicate his long run from Borneo or will he suffer another goddamn loss again?
Maddy Broode, winner of Tiger Island: The Amazon and 9th place on Tiger Island: All-Stars: Still one of the series’s most dominant winners, Maddy’s gameplay horrified yet glorified viewers on her way to a unanimous victory in the first ever battle of the sexes, overcoming a seemingly disastrous swap in the process and convincing Sam and Kiall to turn against their fellow men. Returning for All-Stars with perhaps the biggest target on her back of anybody, she made a miraculous run deep into the game after convincing her tribe to turn against heroes Batbayar and Shane, making it all the way to merge before narrowly going home. Can Maddy live up to and overcome her own legacy this time around and demonstrate why she remains one of the series’s best-ever players or will someone manage to wipe that grin off her face?
Abby Jacobs, 9th place on Tiger Island: Vanuatu: One of the series’s most notorious villainesses, Abby led the women’s tribe to dominance during the pre-swap of Vanuatu and helped them sweep the men’s tribe in immunity before the tribes swapped. After the swap, rather than pick off the men, she alienated and turned against the outsider women, leading her dominant alliance against Kara and Jozie into the merge, where she narrowly survived the first vote after Jack flipped on the men. The next vote, however, she attempted to flip on long-time pariah Alanna and paid the price when the underdog turned it around on her and sent her out as the first member of the jury. Can Abby redeem herself and prove she’s not a villain or will her reign of terror continue and translate into a win?
Yubaba “Yu” Chihiro, 3rd place on Tiger Island: Panama: Easily sliding through to the merge, Yu linked up with original older women Angela and Clara to rule the entire game, simultaneously plotting against them and working with the older men led by Belfast and Smoothie Guy but truly loyal to neither. She ultimately turned against the men and went to the final three with Angela and Clara, where her ally Clara surprisingly turned on her, allowing Angela to take the title of Sole Survivor. One of the most shocking upsets and one of the most sinister villains, can Yu take the title this time and enact revenge on Angela?
Angela Bechtold-Sinema, winner of Tiger Island: Panama: Outnumbered by the men after the swap, Angela became the first person in Tiger Island ever to play an idol correctly, blindsiding Laurel and securing her place in the merge in the process. At the merge, she found herself on the rocks virtually on all sides, but managed to find the native idol and played the men and women against one another, first staving off a blindside by working with the men and then educating them in the art of the blindside by taking them out right after. In the final three, she managed to convince Clara to betray her closest ally, Yu, and take her to the finals, where she narrowly won the title of Sole Survivor. Can she replicate her feat on Heroes vs. Villains and continue her reign as one of the most unlikely villains the show has seen?
Kaoru “K” Suteki, 9th place on Tiger Island: Cook Islands: One of the biggest pariahs in Tiger Island history, K was seen as irritating by nearly everyone he was on a tribe with, yet managed to constantly survive in the game. After escaping the doomed Asian-American tribe, K was interred into the dominant post-swap Bhai, where their physical dominance prevented him from visiting Tribal Council. The only two times that they did, K stayed strong and picked off Bree and then managed to switch the target to Pearl by picking a fight with her, using his belligerent nature to his advantage. His empire came to an end, however, at the merge when the remaining Waititis managed to scrape by and take him out in a unanimous vote. Can he redeem his dubious reputation or will his unlikability prove an unlikely asset once again?
Dante Vargas, runner-up of Tiger Island: Cook Islands and 8th place on Tiger Island: Micronesia: Dante dominated Cook Islands throughout the entire game, leading his tribe to dominate the tribal immunities and get his core Hispanic group all the way to the final four, where he idoled out Jasoi and counteracted her attempted blindside on him. Unfortunately for him, his abusive gameplay led him to lose to his closest ally, Gabriela, in front of the jury. Returning for Micronesia, Dante was an integral part of the Favorites’ majority up until the merge when he just couldn’t shake the target on his back and found himself blindsided at the final eight. On his third outing, can Dante redeem himself and finally find victory, confessing his sins to his allies in the process?
Sara Floorlipp, 7th place on Tiger Island: China: China’s charming femme fatale, Sara served as a key yet untrustworthy member of Laohu’s majority, foiling Heilong’s plans to take her out after the swap by winning the immunity challenge all by herself, demonstrating her ability to swallow gross food. She then spearheaded the alliance’s blindside of Mila, but only two rounds after saw her house of cards come tumbling down when she herself was blindsided. Can Sara exclaim her treachery yet again and cement her place as one of Tiger Island’s most illustrious seductresses?
Conner Berto, 4th place on Tiger Island: China and Tiger Island: Micronesia: One of the biggest characters of two consecutive seasons, Conner Traveled from majority to majority throughout China and was the final nail in Heilong’s coffin when he flipped on his Kin at the merge, even though they had All Loved Him Once. This led him Nowhere however, as the Laohu trio turned on him on Day 38 and sent him out of the game as the final member of the jury. Upon returning just one season later, Conner found himself a power player on the Favorites tribe and easily said Salutations to merge after decimating the Fans to only two remaining with his Berto Napalm. He managed to make it all the way to the final four once again, where it seemed he’d get the opportunity to make fire against eventual winner Kerri and secure himself and Belfast a spot in the final two, only for Belfast to shockingly betray him. Will he turn his close calls into a win on his third time out or is he not going to win Anytime Soon?
Ramsey Peris, winner of Tiger Island: Gabon: One of Tiger Island’s most dominant yet villainous winners all at once, Ramsey’s Puru tribe seemed doomed to remain on the bottom before the swap, but then took control once their Shira rivals collapsed in on themselves, allowing Ramsey and his goons to dominate come the merge. No matter what came his way, Ramsey easily slayed threats among his ranks such as Martha and Andrew on his way to easily make the final three and defeat Nellie and Roddi in a landslide. Can he replicate his dominant, powerful game against some of Tiger Island’s best ever?
See you soon for Tiger Island: Heroes vs. Villains!
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2019.07.28 18:27 StreakThunderstorm [Rev-Share] Origin of Storms - A fighting game made in UE4

Hello!
My name is Jaime Silva, I’m an enlightened game developer at ArcForged, where we build gamer communities around compelling characters, stories and experiences.
I have created more than a dozen video games over half my life, with the biggest one on its way! There’s a huge backlash in the industry regarding the poor value of microtransactions, as well as an epic failure rate for indie dev teams. And, let’s face it, all the GTA and CoD games have given non-gamers a bad impression about what the industry is about.
We solve these problems by producing highly polished games upon release, with DLC that will add true value to the gaming experience, and games that are suitable for nearly everyone. To do that, we’ve partnered with the world’s largest game incubator, Burnout Game Ventures, who specializes in good project management. We know we’ll achieve our goals.
Our current project, a fighting game called “Origin of Storms”, has gained international attention in just five months. It’s only in Alpha. We’re already in discussions with major eSports purveyors, and are planning on a year-end release.
We do this because we believe the industry needs to change, to provide quality products from the start, great game experiences, and not ripoff or alienate our customers. We won’t settle for anything less.
Origin of Storms made its first debut as my senior thesis at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I made a short film about the two main characters fighting one another. After that, my film was showcased in one of Unreal's sizzle reels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduxbdZ5DYQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMubGDqjth8&feature=youtu.be
A year later, I decided to make a proof of concept for a fighting game involving these characters. We debuted that proof of concept at an event called PlayNYC and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Word of mouth about our game was spreading through the event to the point where we had half hour long waits at our single booth to play the game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G21s658hWAk
In 2019, I moved to Florida and reached out to Burnout Game Ventures, who decided to pick ArcForged and Origin of Storms up to help with development marketing, and sustainability. On July 5th and 6th, we showed an updated proof of concept at GuardianCon in Orlando and we couldn't have dreamed of how it actually went down. Word started buzzing about Origin of Storms at the event and that word reached Alex Jebailey, CEO of CEOgaming and one of the largest fighting game tournaments in the world. He came by our booth and played 4 rounds of the game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l6Scn-OZIc
We have many events in which we'll be showing the game but we'd like to move the game out of proof of concept and into a more refined position. Our first goal is to have an Alpha by CEOTaku so we can show the game in a better light than it is now. We're aiming for early access by Thanksgiving-Christmas. Right now we have a team of 5 including myself.
Jaime Silva - Main Director
Gabriela Borregales - Art Direction
Emanuel Miglio - Lead programmer
Hyein Go - Character Concept Artist
Hermann Kayode - Environment Concept Artist
We are in need of:
If you are or anyone you know are interested in any of these positions, please email [email protected] If you wish to follow us on social media, please feel free to check out out twitter, facebook, instagram or join our discord where you can speak to me directly.
https://www.twitter.com/_originofstorms
https://www.facebook.com/originofstormsgame
https://www.instagram.com/_originofstorms
https://discord.gg/32kFtJy
Thank you for your time!
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2019.07.14 22:00 ieatcows Hsieh Su-wei is women's doubles champion at Wimbledon 2019!

Along with partner Barbora Strycova, Taiwan's golden girl defeats Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan to take home her second Wimbledon women's doubles title! Even if you don't care about tennis, I figured it's still noteworthy enough to share.
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2019.06.07 17:14 riskyrofl 2019 Women's World Cup Group D Preview: England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan

ENGLAND , via u/ArmandoPayne

About

Nicknames: Three Lionesses, The Lionesses
Women's World Cup Appearances: 5
Best Result: Third (2015)
FIFA Ranking: 3
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FA Logo:

Introduction

The England Women's Soccer Team are hoping to improve upon their previous finish of third in the last World Cup. This is their first main tournament under the management of Phil Neville after they fired the previous manager due to him mistreating certain squad members. They are currently in the best form of their lives after reaching the semi finals of the last World Cup and European Championships and after winning the SheBelieves Cup for the first time in their history earlier this year. They've also got some history with each of the teams in their group after previously beating Scotland 6-0 during the 2017 European Championship, losing 2-1 to Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup semi finals after an own goal in the last minute and beating Argentina 6-1 in the 2007 World Cup Group Stage. In fact this is the second time they've shared the same group as Argentina and Japan. England should be reaching the Semi Finals of the 2019 World Cup.

Manager and Squad

Manager: Phil Neville (England)
Squad
Goalkeepers:
Karen Bardsley (75 Caps, 0 Goals), Carly Telford (16, 0) and Mary Earps (5,0)
Defenders:
Lucy Bronze (66,7), Alex Greenwood (35, 2), Steph Houghton (104,12), Millie Bright (26, 0), Demi Stokes (49, 1), Leah Williamson (6, 0), Abbie McManus (12, 0) and Rachel Daly (21, 3)
Midfielders:
Keira Walsh (14, 0), Jill Scott (134, 22), Jade Moore (45,1), Georgia Stanway (6, 1), Karen Carney (138, 32) and Lucy Staniforth (8, 2)
Forwards:
Nikita Parris (32, 11), Jodie Taylor (39, 17), Fran Kirby (37, 12), Toni Duggan (71, 22), Ellen White (80, 28) and Beth Mead (12, 5)
POTENTIAL STARTING XI
(Taken from their last match against New Zealand)
Telford; Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Greenwood; Staniforth, Walsh, Parris; Kirby, Duggan, Taylor

Players to Watch

Fran Kirby
One of the best players in the world as of this moment in time. Will be one of two main attacking threats for England alongside...
Toni Duggan
Another main attacking threat. Helped Barcelona reach the Champions League final this year. Will hopefully be wanting to go one step further with England.
Lucy Bronze
England's main defensive threat. Has already won the Champions League with Lyon and the SheBelieves Cup with England this year. One of the best defenders in the game today. As long as she's at the top of her game England should be unbeatable.

Points of Discussion

Can they go one step beyond?
England have so far managed to only reach the final four before faltering and have almost won but almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Will they have the mental fortitude to reach the final or will they stick to being the nearly men?
Will they be able to sort out any defensive foibles?
Even though they do have one of the best defenders they do have a tendency of losing via fluke (see their semi final against Japan) or a mistake (see their latest match against New Zealand.)

SCOTLAND , via u/loser0001

About

  • Women's World Cup Appearances: Debut
  • FIFA Ranking: 20
  • FLAG
  • F.A. LOGO

Introduction

It's not every decade that Scotland qualifies for a World Cup, and every Scot knows what an arduous and ultimately depressing journey the qualification process is. However, there is a sliver of light poking through the clouds of Scotland's 20-year winter of being a bit shit, because it turns out the fairer sex is actually good at football.
This is Scotland's first trip to the World Cup. 2 years ago they qualified for their first ever Euros. Back then, Scotland were drawn in Group D with England, who in sharp contrast to their men's team are actually very very good. Scotland's debut Euros match was against England, and... er... they lost 6-0. Despite this small setback, Scotland finished level on points with Spain and Portugal but ultimately did not progress from the group.

Very early history and the shame of Scotland

Women's football got off to a pretty good start in Scotland. In their very first international match in 1881 they won 3-0 against England, and in a rematch two weeks later the game was abandoned due to a pitch invasion - always a good sign. However in 1921 the Scottish FA followed the English FA's lead in banning women's football, it is suspected due to crowds and interest in women's games frequently exceededing that of the top men's teams (the world record attendance for a club game was set in 1920 at 53,000 at Goodison Park and was only surpassed this year), but under the claim that football damaged women's bodies. It wasn't until 1971 that the ban was lifted, as ordered by UEFA - the motion was passed 31-1. Can you guess the only member to vote against it?
The SFA's continued opposition to the women's game meant the SWFA (now SWF) was formed, rather than the SFA taking control. The SWFA was finally recognised by the SFA in 1974.
The 70's were obviously dark days, and led to a number of Scottish players simply going elsewhere - Rose Reilly went to play club football in Italy, and switched her allegiance to Italy, winning an 'unofficial' World Cup with them in the 80's. In a round-about way, she could lay a claim as being the only Scot to win a World Cup.
I like to think of Scotland as a fairly progressive nation, so finding out about this history was certainly a surprise. Thankfully things have improved coming into the modern era.

Route to the 2019 World Cup

Onto more positive things, and relevant to this World Cup - Scotland's qualification.
To top their group and guarantee a place in the World Cup, Scotland would have to overcome group favourites Switzerland. Switzerland had started strongly, winning their first 5 games, including 1-0 against Scotland at home. Scotland were chasing them, although not always comfortably winning. When hosting Poland, it was still 0-0 after 75 mins, and then they scored late to win 3-0. When visiting Poland, Scotland were 2-0 down after 75 mins, and then scored late to win 3-2.
In the penultimate game, Scotland hosted Switzerland, and were practically assured of topping the group if they could win by at least 2 goals. After 7 mins played, it was 2-1 to Scotland, and that's the way it stayed. Seen as a missed opportunity, Scotland were dejected despite likely having secured a play-off spot as one of the best group runners-up.
In the last round of group games, Scotland did their job by beating Albania. Switzerland travelled to Poland, who seemed determined to screw them over - despite having long missed out on qualification, the group's highest attendance turned up to watch their team hold the Swiss to a 0-0 draw. Switzerland had fallen at the last hurdle, and as Scotland topped the group, it was the Swiss that faced the play-offs, ultimately losing out to Euro 2017 winners the Netherlands.

Manager and Squad

The team mainly play their club football in Scotland and England, although some play further afield.
For some context on the club football scene, in Scotland's top flight (SWPL1), Glasgow City have won the last 12 league titles, but Hibs have risen again in recent years to beat Glasgow to the last few Cups and League Cups. However, since last July Hibs have lost 8 players to English clubs, although Scotland head coach Shelly Kerr says this is not necessarily a bad thing.
South of the border, the top clubs are Arsenal, Chelsea, and Man City, although power can shift fairly rapidly - for example Man United re-founded their women's team last year and although they started in the second tier, they got to the semi-final of the league cup and have won promotion to the top flight WSL.
Manager: Shelley Kerr (Scotland)
Position Player Club
GK Lee Alexander 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Glasgow City
GK Jenna Fife 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Hibernian
GK Shannon Lynn 🇸🇪 Vittsjö
DF Chloe Arthur 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Birmingham City
DF Jennifer Beattie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Arsenal
DF Rachel Corsie 🇺🇸 Utah Royals
DF Nicola Docherty 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Glasgow City
DF Sophie Howard 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Reading
DF Hayley Lauder 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Glasgow City
DF Joelle Murray 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Hibernian
DF Kirsty Smith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Man Utd
MF Lizzie Arnot 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Man Utd
MF Leanne Crichton 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Glasgow City
MF Kim Little 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Arsenal
MF Joanne Love 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Glasgow City
MF Christie Murray 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Liverpool
MF Caroline Weir 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Man City
FW Fiona Brown 🇸🇪 Rosengård
FW Lana Clelland 🇮🇹 Fiorentina
FW Erin Cuthbert 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Chelsea
FW Claire Emslie 🇺🇸 Orlando Pride
FW Lisa Evans 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Arsenal
FW Jane Ross 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 West Ham

POTENTIAL STARTING XI

Players to Watch

Kim Little
A world-class player that many neutral fans are looking forward to finally seeing her at a World Cup. I'm not sure I can do her justice, so instead here's some quotes from other reddit users:
"She was arguably the best player in the world during her time in the NWSL [USA league] and it's absolutely criminal she never won a FIFA World Player of the Year award, nevermind never even getting voted into the top three."
 
"[The above reddit user is] 100% right about Kim Little"
Erin Cuthbert
The 20-year-old is coming off the back of an excellent season with Chelsea during which she scored in the CL semi-final against Lyon, and was named Chelsea's player of the season. Has a great energy about her when she plays. All-round top lass.

Points of Discussion

  • Can Scotland progress from the group?
In their debut Euro match, Scotland lost 6-0 to England. Now in their debut World Cup match, they face England. How much has changed in 2 years? Scotland are poised to take 3rd place in the group, but with some of the best 3rd-placed finishers progressing to the knockout rounds, will Scotland be able to pick up points against either England or Japan, possibly nicking 2nd place in the process?
Some of their performances in friendlies since qualifying give hope to that idea - losing narrowly to USA and Canada and more recently beating Brazil 1-0. On the other hand, those were just friendlies, and after the loss to Scotland that made it 9 losses on the trot for Brazil.
  • The first and last of Kim Little?
Scotland are much more than just one player, and aren't particularly wanting for midfield and attacking talent, but Kim Little is now 28 and there is a chance this will be her first and only appearance on the world stage. She missed out on Euro 2017 due to injury, so this is her first major tournament.

ARGENTINA , via u/crusaruis28

About

WWC Appearances: 3
Best Finish: Group Stage
Fifa Ranking: 37

Introduction

Finishing 3rd in the Copa America Feminina and beating Panama has brought Argentina to France for their third appearance at the World Cup. It's been a dismal 12 years for Argentina, the team is grossly underfunded and haven't played games for three years before their participation in the 2018 Copa America. Another group stage exit seems likely.

Manager and Squad

Coach: Carlos Borrello (Argentina)
GK: Vanina Correa, Gabriela Garton, Solan Pereyra
DF: Agustina Barooso, Eliana Stabile, Adriana Sachs, Aldana Cometti, Virginia Gomez, Gabriela Chavez, Natalie Juncos
MF: Vanesa Santana, Ruth Bravo, estefania Banini, Florencia Bonsegundo, Miriam Mayorga, Lorena Benitez, Mariela coronel, mariana Larroquette, Dalila Ippolito
FW: Yael Oviedo, Sole Jaimes, Belen Potassa, Milagros Menendez

Player to Watch

Estafania Banini
The right footed midfielder has a wicked shot that can be dangerous from almost any distance or angle. She's played in Argentina, Chile, USA, and currently Spain and uses her wealth of knowledge to lead her team. Banini is very creative but will need assistance from her forwards to help give her space to work with.

Points of Discussion

2 year break
Rebuilding a team that hasn't played in almost 3 years is a tough job. Barrello has done a good job in qualifying Argentina to the World Cup but the level of play and the amount of time that these ladies have been apart will make for some rough edges. Getting third place in a group with 3 difficult team will be a big ask for Argentina.
Unfortunately with the small amount of games that they've played and no professional league to speak of, there's not much info to go of off.

JAPAN , via u/User4-8-15-16-23-42

About

FIFA Women's World Cup Appearances: 8 (1991-2019)
Best Finish: Winners (2011)
FIFA Ranking: 7th
Flag
F.A. Logo

Introduction

Japan have qualified for every iteration of this tournament, but for most of women's football history have not been considered among the elite sides, usually exiting the tournament at the group stage. This changed very suddenly at the 2011 World Cup, when they wrote one of the great underdog stories in international football, defeating hosts and defending champions Germany and the #1 ranked USA on their way to an unexpected first World Cup title, the first Asian side to ever win a senior World Cup. They followed this with more strong showings, ending the 2012 Olympics with a Silver medal, winning their first Asian Cup title in 2014, and finishing runners up in the 2015 World Cup. This period of success ended as abruptly as it started, with the side unable to even qualify for the 2016 Olympics, resulting in coach Norio Sasaki being sacked.
New coach Asako Takakura set about rebuilding the team, and this first required a clearout of players from the most successful Japan side ever, before auditioning dozens of younger players over the past few years. The new look Japan team has been quite inconsistent as a result of all this changing, only occasionally looking capable of producing the results of the golden generation at their peak. When Takakura led the side into the 2018 Asian Cup they were no longer the highest ranked side in the Asian Football Confederation, having been overtaken by Australia, however in a strong showing Japan proved their quality winning the tournament and only conceding 2 goals along the way. Since that triumph results have been inconsistent again, their record this year stands at 1 win, 2 draws, and 2 defeats, albeit against very strong opposition, and with the coach continuing to tinker with lineups favouring trying as many options out as possible rather than showcasing her best 11.

Manager and Squad

Manager: Asako Takakura
Goalkeepers: Ayaka Yamashita (Nippon TV Beleza), Chika Hirao (Albirex Niigata), Sakiko Ikeda (Urawa Red Diamonds)
Defenders: Saki Kumagai (Olympique Lyonnais), Aya Sameshima (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Rumi Utsugi (Reign FC), Shiori Miyake (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Risa Shimizu (Nippon TV Beleza), Asato Miyagawa (Nippon TV Beleza), Nana Ichise (Vegalta Sendai), Moeka Minami (Urawa Red Diamonds)
Midfielders: Emi Nakajima (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Hina Sugita (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Mizuho Sakaguchi (Nippon TV Beleza), Yui Hasegawa (Nippon TV Beleza), Yuka Momiki (Nippon TV Beleza), Narumi Miura (Nippon TV Beleza)
Forwards: Mana Iwabuchi (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Kumi Yokoyama (AC Nagano Parceiro), Yuika Sugasawa (Urawa Red Diamonds), Rikako Kobayashi (Nippon TV Beleza), Riko Ueki (Nippon TV Beleza), Jun Endo (Nippon TV Beleza)
Possible starting lineup

Players to Watch

Saki Kumagai
The captain and leader of this team. At Lyon she is often deployed as a defensive midfielder to make use of her great range of passing, but for Japan she will be at the heart of the defence. She is one of the few players with physical presence in this Japan team, and is likely to be deployed alongside a very inexperienced centre back partner, so there will be a big responsibility on her to perform. In addition to her passing and defensive skills she is also a great penalty taker, having scored the winning penalty in the shootouts of both the 2011 Women's World Cup Final and the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final.
Emi Nakajima
A wide midfielder with great technique when striking a ball. She is normally deployed on the right of the Japanese midfield, but could play on either wing. She's very two footed, capable of either cutting in to shoot with her left, or bending a cross in with her right. Having missed out on the previous two World Cups I'm sure she will want to prove her quality on the world stage. Also likely to be in charge of Free Kicks and Corners.
Yui Hasegawa
A graduate of the very successful Japanese youth sides, she won the U17 World Cup in 2014, leaving with the Silver Ball as the tournaments second best player. She made her debut in the senior side back in 2017, and immediately made the left wing position her own, she has already amassed 35 caps in those two years. She is full of energy and will work up and down the line all game long, has the pace to burst past players that gives Japan a real threat on the break, and has shown herself to have composure and quality in the big moments bagging assists/goals against Australia, Brazil, USA, and Germany already.
Hina Sugita
Another graduate of the Japanese youth setup, this one with even more impressive awards. She was the Golden Ball winner as best player in both the 2014 U17 World Cup and the 2016 U20 World Cup, she only needs to add a senior one to complete the set. Her debut in 2018 was very overdue, and her first start only came this year in February against the USA, she looked immediately comfortable though and was one of Japan's best players on the day, with her technical ability and vision looking impressive even when sharing a pitch with some of the top players in the world.
Mana Iwabuchi
8 years ago she was the youngest player in the 2011 World Cup winning squad, 4 years ago in Canada she was still seen as a player for the future, injuries derailed her club career in Europe, but now she is the star attacking player on this team. Her talent has been obvious from the start, she won the Golden Ball as best player in the 2008 U17 World Cup, despite having just turned 15 at the time, beating the likes of Marozsan, Popp, Nobbs, and Ji to the award. She has great ball control and skill, her small stature and great agility allows her to turn past defenders with ease, and she is capable of scoring incredible goals. If Iwabuchi can deliver on the promise she's previously shown, she could be very difficult to stop.
Kumi Yokoyama
Another diminutive striker (5'1 to Iwabuchi's 5'1.5), she shares many of the same qualities as Iwabuchi, but with a better record in front of goal. Despite being the most clinical striker Japan have, expect her to appear from the bench in most games, with the greater physical presence of Sugasawa preferred alongside Iwabuchi. Don't be fooled into thinking that means she won't have an impact this tournament though, coming from the bench she scored the winning goals against China and Australia in the 2018 Asian Women's Cup semi final and final.

Points of Discussion

Topping the group could be vital
Given how the uneven bracket is likely to work out, Japan will definitely be looking to try and win this group. Finishing 2nd will give an immediate round of 16 showdown against the winner of Group E (likely Netherlands or Canada), followed by a possible quarter final game against the winner of Group C (likely Australia), whereas finishing 1st will ensure that they don't play another group winner until the semi finals making the route far easier. Finishing top may be difficult though, with England a very serious contender this year, and Scotland a side that mustn't be underestimated.
Between generations
After the heavy defeat in the 2015 World Cup final, and the subsequent failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, Japan began a total rebuild. The golden generation were almost all cut, with numerous young talents tried out in the years since to replace them. Given the very impressive performances at youth level there may be another golden generation just around the corner, but right now this squad is very young and inexperienced. With an average age of just 24, and 17 World Cup debutants in the squad, they might be a greater force in 4 years time.
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2019.05.17 17:49 taiboo The Study of the Confounding Crying Phoenix Villa - Section 6

Cinema Builders

**\*

Mashu:
Everyone, that was a wonderful performance!
Especially you, Tristan-san! That cliffhanger at the end was really heartpounding!

Tristan:
Haha… as a representative of the Round Table, I should be able to do this much… dialogue skills of that level are bread-and-butter to me…

Jeanne Alter:
Don’t get too impressed, Mashu. That strumming guy just got too carried away.
What do you mean, the culprit is amongst us! Hey! If a new character appears then it’s all ruined, isn’t it!?

Tristan:
The truth is as you say. I am sad…
Yes. I got carried away.

Guda:
Tristan really is Tristan…

Tristan:
Even though I’ve been complimented, I am painfully sad…

Ryouma:
Everything just fit together, so I guess it worked out alright.

Arash:
Hahaha! Sorry! Once I caught a whiff of that smell I started running my mouth about some weird things.

Ozymandias:
No, with this we have found one of the methods we can use! Find the Portrayer, and pass judgement on them.

Shakespeare:
But it’s still not enough. We have to boil it a little more.

Jeanne Alter:
What do you mean?

Shakespeare:
Indeed, the mystery has been presented. With this, the story’s direction has been clearly indicated.
However, you have yet to clearly indicate to the audience just what sort of characters you are playing.
Wait, did Lady Shikibu not explain this to you?

Guda:
Not that I can think of…

Andersen:
Seriously? That woman’s incompetence in speaking is far too much.

Shakespeare:
Hmm. If we had the notes for the character backgrounds that would help, but…

Andersen:
Since there is no point-of-view character, we can’t insert any monologues that would strengthen the portrayal of their respective psyches.
If this continues, you will just be wooden puppets jerked around by the plot.

Salazar:
That’s quite harsh…

Shakespeare:
With that in mind, you should begin to act separately starting from the next scene, for a reason.

Mashu:
Could that perhaps be…
[We can’t stay together with the culprit], [Let’s all go back to our own rooms]
A development like that, right!

Guda:
You’re enjoying yourself, Mashu.

Shakespeare:
Of course, that would be a natural reaction to this situation. However, the justification for such a development is still lacking!
As suspicions deepen, and people are blighted with the cowardice that turns them away from trusting others, they retreat to the fortress of their lonesome self.
However, from what I can see of everyone’s acting thus far, there are none amongst the cast who would act out such a trope.
For example, Sir Salieri, what would you do after this?

Salieri:
HOW MEANINGLESS!
Ooooooh why am I, whyfor am I in such a place! Moooooozaaaarrrtt----!!

Arash:
Ah ahem. Cough cough! (glance)

Salieri:
Uooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
!!
Oh… Oooh… that’s right… I am…
I have yet to fully grasp the role of Antonio... but…
…If I am innocent, I would try to obstruct the culprit from reaching their goal, all the while keeping my own goals in mind.
On the other hand, if I am the culprit…
I would pretend to assist the others, while plotting my next move.
After all, the attempt on Gabriela’s life is not yet complete. At least, the choice of hiding out in my own room is unthinkable.

Jeanne Alter:
What a coincidence, my dear uncle. I too think the same.

Salieri:
….Please don’t call me that outside of the script, girl.

Shakespeare:
No, no, there’s nothing bad about fully getting into your role while you’re in this place!

Tristant:
I see, since we do not know who is the actual culprit, the next natural step would be to investigate each other.

Shakespeare:
That is correct. And when you investigate each other seriously, chemistry will arise in the story.

Andersen:
It’s a situation in which the characters are moving as they will. Well, right now you have no choice but to do so.

Salazar:
Hm. But I’m not particularly convinced if I can say some witty and smart things right now.

Shakespeare:
What about words of praise for Lady Mashu?

Salazar:
If it’s about her eyes and hair, I would not get tired even I had to lavish ten thousand words upon it!

Guda:
Eyes… hair… just where…

Jeanne Alter:
…Right…
Just where… did this stupid topic appear before…

Mashu:
?

Shakespeare:
Anyway, please do become your characters, as much as you can.
That is the only way you can correct this singularity now!

Holmes:
…..

Ozymandias:
In the first place, why are you and I working as hunters?

Arash:
Hm, let’s see… a prince and his servant, prince and servant…
How about this, we’re fugitives with a bounty on our head. We live our life on the run as vagrant hunters.

Ozymandias:
Hm. Haha, hahahahahahahahahaha! I, as a fugitive!
Amusing!

Guda:
You’re standing out a bit too much for a fugitive.

Arash:
Then, how about this? You’re the young man who hides his identity, embarking on a journey to make the world a better place.
Though the country is destroyed, its mountains and rivers remain. Even if all is lost, the people continue to live on.
You are the one who seeks to protect them. And I am your partner. How’s that?

Ozymandias:
………………….Fumu.

Arash:
Hm?
You don’t like that? Or---

Ozymandias:
Not bad!
Hahahaha, that’s not bad at all, it is amusing, more amusing than being a fugitive! A journey to reform the world!
Very well, then let us resume the filming immediately! Let us go forth, Garcia!

Arash:
Yeah!

***

Andersen: (…tch, it’s not here)
(I thought there’d be some notes left behind)
(Well, if she couldn’t even turn it into a script, there was no time for her to leave notes behind)
(I heard that she didn’t even get three hours since Roman’s request. This was too reckless, seriously.)

Holmes:
You are here, as per my expectations.

Andersen:
Sherlock Holmes?
You are working like a busy bee, for someone who didn’t even show his face in London.

Holmes:
Why, this is merely an elementary deduction, Mister Andersen.
You, who wishes to respect Miss Shikibu’s intent, would undoubtedly search for clues to that end.

Andersen:
Correct, detective. However, I couldn’t find anything of the sort, unfortunately.
Well, they’re already moving as they wish on-site.
There is nothing that can be done now, but I had hoped to get some hints as to the ending, at least.

Holmes:
I see. You do not want Miss Shikibu’s debut screenplay to be terrible.

Andersen:
Hmph. Chaldes’s magical energy resources are at stake. This might be a play, but it’s not playing around. Am I wrong?

Holmes:
That’s right. However, Mister Andersen, do you have any hypothesis in mind?
You spoke of a [bad end] just now. That means---
You have predicted such a development in the plot, have you not?

Andersen:
……..

Holmes:
Just what sort of tale did Miss Shikibu weave…
If you do not mind, I would like to hear your opinion as a writer.

Andersen:
…I guess my mouth slipped. Indeed, someone in that cast will die.
Whether it will end as a tragedy or as a comedy is something I don’t know… but well.
This is merely my personal opinion, so keep that in mind as you listen.
If you are a writer, you will have ten or twenty stories in your heart that you will want to write, whether or not you actually write them down.
Well, ten or twenty might be overstating it, but Shikibu certainly had some ideas.

Holmes:
Oh. Then this script would be one of those ideas that she had?

Andersen:
...Well. It was a sudden request, so it would only be natural to use something from the stock.
However, there are too many restrictions this time around. Limited cast. Debut screenplay. Short filming time.
Half of the concept would have already been stewing in her head for a long time, while the other half had to be forced out of necessity, wouldn’t it?
There is already a sense of exhaustion from the backstory and the arrangement of the characters. Although the ending is decided, the process of getting there is a fragile one.

Holmes:
Hm, you speak as if you already know of the concept she had in mind---

Andersen:
It is just a hypothesis, so there’s nothing to clinch it. It would be nice to at least have a hint.

Holmes:
Then let us approach this from another angle of attack.

Andersen:
….Hm, have you any other leads in mind?

Holmes:
In truth, I am interested in that portrait.

Andersen:
I thought it was a portrait of Moriarty and Shikibu that was retouched…

Holmes:
In the show, Garcia said that he smelt paint, didn’t he?
As they were ad-libbing, I do not think it was a line he had trouble saying.

Andersen:
Paints…
I see, Hokusai!

Holmes:
Correct. Miss Shikibu undoubtedly ordered the portrait as a prop from Miss Hokusai.

Andersen:
Katsushika Hokusai would’ve been able to finish a single portrait such as this in a short period of time.
However, nothing could’ve been done about the time that it took to dry.
Could it be that you plan to send Hokusai over there to act as the mastermind Portrayer?

Holmes:
No. I merely wish to hear what she has to say, though it is uncertain if she is in a state to tell us anything in the first place.

Andersen:
…I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Let’s hurry to Hokusai’s atelier.

***

Katsushika Hokusai:
Getting thanked for painting a good man and a good woman, Karudia really is a good place, Toto-sama!
Oil paintings are also pretty deep. Now that I’ve dabbled in it, I feel like wanting to try painting something different.
Ah, it’s no good. My head’s a spinning just from standing in front of the canvas.
Maybe I’ve been painting for a bit too long?
There’s this medicine which Shikibu brought around here… heard that it’d just blow away any tiredness like a fresh breeze!
Like the wind bag of the wind god!

Andersen:
Hahahaha! Nice, we’re too late!

Katsushika Hokusai:
What’s this, coming in out of the blue. Have you also come for a parent and child portrait?

Andersen:
If you’re going to paint anything, at least let it be the cover of a fairy tale! No, there’s no time for that now. Hurry, Holmes!

Holmes:
I was planning on doing just that.
My apologies, Miss Hokusai. I have an inquiry regarding the portrait that you painted.

Katsushika Hokusai:
Ah, that painting? Pretty good job, ain’t it?
Getting to look at a good man and good woman that up close made it all worth it.

Holmes:
There is no room to doubt your skills. That was a genuine work which would not pale even when placed amongst other pieces of art.
However, I was more curious if your client, Miss Shikibu, had any strange requests.
For example… yes, if she asked you to redo it.

Katsushika Hokusai:
Redoing it…?
Come to think of it, while looking at the rough sketch, she said [it looks too much like husband and wife].
Couldn’t be helped, so I had to tweak it… fuhaa… no good… I’m sleepy.

Andersen:
Hey, you can’t sleep now! Wake up!
…Damn, this is it.

Holmes:
It was inevitable. We should be pleased to have come away with something of value.

Andersen:
By the way, you seem to be having a frightful amount of fun, Holmes.

Holmes:
Am I? Well, to be frank---
A case developing in such a manner is not too bad once in a while. Haha.
You see, no matter how difficult the case is, a resolution is assured once I am involved.

Andersen:
Hm. This time, rather than an incident, it’s more of “an incident that has yet to become an incident”.
Even a famous detective would be out of his element here. ----Oh well. Let’s get back to the control room, Holmes.
I’m concerned about what is going on at the location. Guda might not be able to handle it alone.
After all, the cast can’t think about anything other than themselves… no, they weren’t even informed about that!

***

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
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Section 5

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