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2023.06.01 13:00 lesmarjan1 Stylish Single Twist Braids For Summer

Stylish Single Twist Braids For Summer

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Embrace the beauty of single-twist braids that effortlessly combine style and simplicity. Discover versatile and chic hairstyles that feature single twist braids, adding texture and dimension to your hair. This braided hairstyles are perfect for a casual day out or a glamorous night on the town.
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2023.06.01 08:05 lesmarjan1 4 Different Ways To Style Water Wave Lace Wig

4 Different Ways To Style Water Wave Lace Wig
Water Wave Human Hair Wig
After the era of heavily treated and styled hair, this is the era of natural hair movement! The popularity of wavy hairstyles is soaring like never before. Special occasions meant sleek hairstyles earlier, but bohemian hairstyles look equally glorious with the best outfits. Wet and wavy hairstyles from burgundy tresses to curly ombre, as well as brunette braided hair bobs, can be tried out interchangeably without damaging your hair, unlike a lot of hairstyles that need straightening or curling with hot tools.
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2023.06.01 05:31 laddiemawery [US] [Selling] 4k, Blu, Arrow Video, Steelbooks, Anime - Taking Offers

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2023.06.01 01:08 Omnipotent_Amoeba Hart Audio Standard Vs Braided Cables

Hey all,
Quick question... I love Hart Audio cables and I'm planning on getting one for my ZMF headphones. I noticed they have braided cables now, but they're a good deal pricier. What would be the benefit to getting a braided cable over their standard cable?
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2023.05.31 23:54 throwaway1145667 Taking care of hair after potentially damaging hair appointment?

I have been natural for about 4 years now and got my hair done today; it took everything in my power not to break down and cry. The women there were very nice and asked if my box braids were too tight, but I explicitly told my mother to verify that they would NOT apply heat on my head and she said yes.
Lo and behold, 5 minutes later my hair is being blow-dried and ripped out with a BRUSH. There was no heat protectant or any moisturizer either. My mother claims that there was no other way, but I know that stylists can braid using natural hair.
The style feels very tight/stiff, which I am hoping will loosen up, but I'm very sad. It feels as though 4 years have gone down the drain, and I was not prepared to get my hair done right away today (I would have added protectant, leave-in, etc). I am hoping that I can still grow out my hair and take care of it even after this fiasco. Can I get some advice?
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2023.05.31 23:52 throwaway1145667 Taking care of hair after potentially damaging salon experience?

I have been natural for about 4 years now and got my hair done today; it took everything in my power not to break down and cry. The women there were very nice and asked if my box braids were too tight, but I explicitly told my mother to verify that they would NOT apply heat on my head and she said yes.
Lo and behold, 5 minutes later my hair is being blow-dried and ripped out with a BRUSH. There was no heat protectant or any moisturizer either. My mother claims that there was no other way, but I know that stylists can braid using natural hair.
The style feels very tight/stiff, which I am hoping will loosen up, but I'm very sad. It feels as though 4 years have gone down the drain, and I was not prepared to get my hair done right away today (I would have added protectant, leave-in, etc). I am hoping that I can still grow out my hair and take care of it even after this fiasco. Can I get some advice?
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2023.05.31 23:26 throwaway1145667 How to deal with potential hair damage after a rough salon visit?

I have been natural for about 4 years now, and also have been fighting off constant discrimination towards my hair in my family (texturist comments). I just got my hair done today, and it took everything in my power not to break down and cry. The women there were very nice and asked if my box braids were too tight, but I explicitly told my mother to verify that they would NOT apply heat on my head and she said yes.
Lo and behold, 5 minutes later my hair is being blow-dried and ripped out with a BRUSH. There was no heat protectant or any moisturizer either. My mother claims that there was no other way, but I know that stylists can braid using natural hair.
The style feels very tight/stiff, which I am hoping will loosen up, but I'm very sad. It feels as though 4 years have gone down the drain, and I was not prepared to get my hair done right away today (I would have added protectant, leave-in, etc). I am hoping that I can still grow out my hair and take care of it even after this fiasco. Can I get some advice?
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2023.05.31 20:20 XLovelyXMessX I need doll hair advice!!

So I'm moving from FL to California in the end of July, I'm super excited (Especially because my new house is 25 minutes away from the new AG store where's currently I'm almost two hours from the one in Orlando)I have about 36 AG dolls, what I'm wondering is because I have to box all of them what should I do about their hair?
Should I braid them all? I was thinking of buying off Amazon kid sized hair nets, because I don't think I can braid the hair of my Melody, Purple haired street Chic and my CYO that has a similar hair style.
Would regular hair nets work or just braid the hair of the ones I can do it for?
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage their hair? It's a pretty long trip and I don't know how long they may be boxed up for and I don't want their hair to get tangled or frizzy.
Also should I take off their clothes so if they get hot their clothes don't leak and dye on their body parts?
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2023.05.31 19:00 MjolnirPants Gary and the Nightmare: Part 1

"Shit!" Chris shouted, causing Gary to spin. Boss held a spotting scope up to his eye.
"No way they didn't see us," he said. Gary marked the two running figures in the distance. He didn't think about it. He didn't register that they seemed small. He only knew that if the Taliban got wind of them moving through this pass they'd start mortaring the area and send out spotters. It would just be a matter of time before they were all dead.
He put his eye against the magnified optics. He placed the crosshairs at the top of one figure's neck and fired. It stumbled and fell. The other one angled off, getting some lateral motion, which would have been a smart move if Gary weren't such a good shot. He got the left arm of the crosshairs lined up on the same spot, the vertical bars just in front of the figure and fired again. The second one dropped.
"Checking," he said as he rose from the crouch he'd shot from and ran towards the closest. It took a minute or two to reach him, and when Gary flipped him over, his breath caught in his throat.
Blood soaked the front of his tunic and the lower half of his face. He was gasping for breath, his windpipe and probably one of his lungs destroyed by the intense cavitation of the 5.56mm round.
"I was..." the boy gasped. Because that's what he was, just a boy. A boy with thin, delicate features. A bow-tie, soaked in blood and clinging to his neck was below the tunic, and Gary could just make out the top of a familiar Star Wars patterned vest below it.
"I was going to save the world," the boy gasped.
"You were," Gary agreed. "You were gon' marry a goddess and have the sweetest kids. And you were going to save the world, more'n once."
"Found the second!" Rog called. Gary turned away from the boy who would now never grow into the man he'd meet in a safehouse in Kabul after getting discharged and taking up work for the Company.
He walked over, ignoring the uneasy feeling in his stomach.
This one was a girl. Earth-brown skin and tightly braided cornrows greeted him. Gary collapsed when he saw her.
"Why'd you shoot me, daddy?" she asked.
"I had to, baby," Gary sobbed. "You was gonna call the Taliban."
"No I... No I wasn't... I was gonna tell... Dad," She reached up as Chris jogged up. Rog looked at them, scowling.
"Dad and Daddy? What are you, a couple of fags?"
Gary ignored him. He cradled his daughter in his arms as she bled out into the dust and dirt of a fallow field.
He awoke with a start, the old familiar panic already fading. Chris sat up smoothly, awoken by his movements and wrapped his arms around Gary. His smooth skin pressed against Gary's back and helped ground him in the moment.
He was in bed, naked, with his husband. Natalia was asleep in her room, peaceful and calm and happy and loved. Gary reminded himself that he didn't need to check on her. That she was a light sleeper, and she'd wake up and then all three of them would be up until four in the morning, and they'd all be bleary-eyed and exhausted all day tomorrow.
"Same dream?" Chris asked. He nuzzled Gary's neck, then kissed his shoulder. Gary reached up to stroke his arm.
"Yeah," he said, his voice raw. "A little different, this time."
"In what way?"
"The first one was Jerry. But as a kid, you know? Like, ten, twelve years old. He was wearing one of his little bow-ties and his Star Wars vest under the tunic. The second one..." Gary took a deep breath to steady himself. "It was Nat."
"Ouch," Chris said with a wince. Gary nodded.
"I won't lecture you about how we had no choice again. I think you know. I think your brain has made your peace with it, and this is just your conscience, refusing to let go."
"Ayup," Gary said.
"Hey," Chris grabbed his chin and turned his head to kiss him tenderly on the lips. "That conscience is a part of what makes you so beautiful."
Gary smiled into the kiss.
"Come on now," he said when they pulled apart. "We both know you only want me for my body."
Chris slipped a hand down Gary's stomach and let it drift lower and lower.
"Well, how about that," he said when he found something interesting. "I think we both know that it's my body that somebody wants right now." Gary reached back.
"I'd say the feeling's mutual," he said. Chris moved around as Gary stretched his legs out to let the beautiful man straddle his lap. Their lips met as they intertwined the fingers of their hands. All thoughts of the nightmare fled Gary's mind as the blood rushed out to do other things.
As was usually the case when they woke up in the middle of the night for some hanky panky, Gary awoke with a sore neck and back. He stretched out, toes seeking the sheets and finding nothing but Chris' body, pressed to his side.
He opened his eyes to see that Chris was already looking at him. "You slept in," Chris said. "You're getting lazy in your dotage, old man." Gary turned to glance at the clock. 0527 hours.
"Seventeen minutes," he grumbled, sitting up and pushing his feet off the bed. There were the sheets, crumbled on the floor. Gary rolled his neck to work the stiffness out, then stretched his back.
He felt the bed jerk as Chris hopped out.
"Who's on KP this morning?" Chis asked, opening the underwear drawer and digging through. Both men were about the same size and shape, close enough to wear the same size clothes, so they'd long since combined their wardrobes into one. Chris found two pairs and tossed one to Gary, who caught it and stood to pull them on.
"It's your turn." Gary said, "But I think I'd like to get breakfast if you're okay with that."
"Grandma's?" Chris asked, referring to Gary's favorite greasy spoon.
"We can do something else if ya don't want that," Gary said. He opened the closet and found jeans for both of them, spinning suddenly and whipping one pair at Chris' head. Chris got a hand up, but not quite in time, and the legs wrapped around his head. Gary grinned at him as he got untangled.
"Well," Chris said primly as he extricated himself. "If that's how you're going to thank me for last night, I guess I can go back to pretending I still have a gag reflex."
"Let's not be too hasty now..." Gary said, but before he could go on, Chris whipped the jeans at him like a wet towel. The hem of one leg smacked into his back, just above his ass with a stinging crack, making Gary yelp and Chris grin.
"Truce!" Gary declared before his husband could fire again. Chris lowered the jeans and began to pull them on. Gary did the same with his pair, and then went digging into the closet again.
"Wanna coordinate today?"
"Get the long-sleeves. The two identical gray ones," Chris said. "Our pants already match, might as well match the tops, too."
"I take it you wanna wear the black boots, then?" Gary asked as he took the two gray shirts off the hangers and handed one to Chris.
"They're the only pairs we have that match."
Gary chuckled as he pulled his shirt on and tucked it into his pants. Chris tossed him socks and they sat down and pulled on their boots. When they were done, they admired each other for a moment.
"Twinsies," Chris said in an artificially cheerful, artificially high-pitched voice. Gary chuckled.
"Let's take Nat to IHOP," he said as he opened the door to get their daughter. "We ain't been in a bit."
"Works for me," Chris replied.
They hadn't quite finished their pancakes when Gary's phone rang. He looked at the number, then sighed and showed it to Chris.
"That's probably your first case," Chris said. Gary nodded. "Ayup. So I should take it." He pressed the accept button and held the phone up to his ear.
"Johnson," he said.
"Hey Gary," Inanna's voice said. "Hey, Anna," he responded.
"How's Chris and Nat doing?"
"They're good. We're just eating breakfast now, at IHOP."
"I'm jealous. Jerry's with the little ones today and I'm stuck in the office, running on coffee and a blueberry muffin from the break room."
"Figured you'd take the day off," Gary said. "What with it being the first day of summer break."
The waitress approached their table then. "Anyone need a refill? Anything to go? Or just the check?"
Gary held up a hand. "Am I gonna need to come into the office soon?"
"Uh... Probably. I've got a case for you, and you'll need to be briefed. And I think I might come with you. Mind magic might be useful here, and I know that's not really your thing."
"Want me to bring you breakfast?"
"Fuck yes," Inanna said with gusto. Gary chuckled and pressed the phone to his chest. "Can I get a menu? I'm gonna get a meal to go."
The waitress smiled and promised to be right back.
"What you want? Pancakes? French toast? Crepes? A big, hearty plate of eggs and potatoes and bacon?"
"Yes," Inanna said with a chuckle. "I'm famished."
"I'll do you one of the samplers and add some french toast, then," Gary said.
"Thank you, Gary."
"No problem. So give me the bird's-eye view."
Inanna sighed. "It's kids, Gary. I wouldn't have put something this heavy on you, except we don't have anyone else. Jack and Glenda are working another case up in the Rockies, John's up in New Jersey helping out with a kidnapping and both Clarence and Regina are on those killings up in Oregon."
She sighed again. "We've got three dead in a group foster home in the Baltimore suburbs, Franklin Green, to be specific. All three died in the middle of the night, one each night for the past three nights. The police reports said that each one woke up in a sweat, screamed the air out of their lungs and collapsed, dead. Preliminary autopsy results on the first showed tearing in the heart tissue, significant internal bleeding. The cops said the beds were soaked in blood."
Gary sighed. The waitress returned with the menu, and Gary used it to order Inanna's food. When he was done, she took off, promising to have it out shortly.
"Ayup. That sounds mighty weird."
"Cops called us when they got the third this morning. They're freaked out. The rest of the kids in that home and the caretakers are beside themselves."
"I'll tell ya what. I can be in Franklin Green in twenty minutes if I leave here. Why don't ya send me the address and we'll meet there. You can pass on the details to me as ya eat, I think I got enough to start with."
"Okay," Inanna said. "I'll leave the office in, say, fifteen minutes. How much for the food?"
"Don't worry about it," Gary said. Chris put a hand on Gary's arm. "I got it," he mouthed. Gary smiled at him.
"Okay, I'll see you there."
"Twenty minutes," Gary said and hung up.
"We'll take an Uber up to Gunpowder and have a nice hike," Chris said. "Maybe we'll stop by the safeway and pick up some supplies for a picnic." He looked at Nat. "Would you like that?"
"Hell yeah!" Nat said, kicking her legs happily and wiggling her butt back and forth as she shoved the last piece of pancake in her mouth." She grinned as she chewed.
Gary chuckled. The waitress returned with a pair of boxes and the check. Chris took it and muttered. "Military discount?"
"My dad was in the Army," the waitress explained. "You two wear it like a neon sign, no need to check IDs."
"Thank you, darlin'," Chris said, handing her the check back, along with his card. She took it to ring them up and Chris told Nat, "Say goodbye to Daddy. He's gotta go work."
"Bye Daddy!" Nat said, hopping up to come wrap her skinny arms around Gary's neck. He kissed her on the cheek and squeezed her back gently.
"Now, you heed your Dad, y'hear?"
"Yes, sir," Nat said. Gary smiled at her and booped her nose, eliciting a giggle. "That's my girl," he said.
"That ain't a lot to go on," Gary said as he and Inanna sat in Old Bess outside the group home. Inanna stuffed the last of her french toast into her mouth, dripping syrup on her lap.
"Shit," she muttered, grabbing a napkin and soaking up the condensation on the bottle of iced coffee she'd brought with her. She dabbed at the stain.
"I know," she said as soon as she swallowed. "But it's all we got."
Gary sighed. "Well, if you're done, let's go check the site. I'll interview, you scan for magic."
Inanna nodded and opened the door. "Mind if I leave this here for now?" she asked, gesturing at the empty food containers. "S'fine," Gary said. He climbed out and they both walked to the front door. He noticed that Inanna had a small handgun on her belt. He approved. It matched his G2C, which reminded him...
He produced his troll doll and clicked it to a belt loop using the small metal carabiner he'd had to replace the original plastic clip with. It was his good luck charm, his favorite of the collection that occupied a display cabinet in his living room. It had been with him through thick and thin, and it would make a good conversation starter with the kids, he thought.
Inanna knocked on the door, which was answered by a stressed-looking black man with a neat, short beard and a bald head. Gary felt the man magically. Patronly love, grief and stress came off of him.
Inanna and the man exchanged a few words and then she gestured to him.
"This is my partner, Gary Johnson. He's an Army vet as well." Gary stepped forward and offered the man a hand.
"Percy Washington," the man said in a deep, resonant voice. "Wrench monkey, oh-three to twenty-three."
"Pleasure to meet ya, Percy. I was a shooter, ninety-two to oh-twelve."
Percy chuffed a short laugh. "Couple of pensioners, then. Infantry?"
"Something like that," Gary said. Percy nodded, understanding what he was getting at.
"So Percy, can ya take me to one of the kids what saw what happened?"
"Yeah. Suzanne's still here. I had the others sent away, you know, for their protection, but Suzanne wouldn't stand for it. She flat refused to leave me and Beth."
Gary nodded. "Family's family, even if you had to find it."
Percy led him inside the large house, down a hall and to a small den with a TV on one wall and a thickly-upholstered couch on the other. A girl, about the same age as Nat, sat there. She had bright red curls and a smattering of freckles across her face. The TV was playing a re-run of The Legend of Jimmy, from the first season. Suzanne was staring at it with haunted eyes. Gary blinked as he recognized the scene.
"Mighty strange coincidence," he said as he sat down next to the girl. She slowly turned her head to regard him.
"That's me," he said, as his counterpart on the screen tossed a grenade through a dilapidated factory door, waited for it to go off, then rushed in.
"Glenn Jackson?" the girl whispered.
"Gary Johnson, actually. They changed all our names for the show. The creator -my friend, Sookie- she wanted to give us the option of avoiding a lot of media attention."
She turned back to the television and watched as Glenn gunned down six men with ruthless efficiency.
"Is that how it really happened?" Suzanne asked.
"Sort of," Gary said. "Gunfire in a small space makes more smoke than you're seeing there. It's louder than the TV makes it sound, too. And I don't think there were any fellers in that particular room."
"But you rescued the girl?"
"Ayup. Found her hiding behind a couch, just like in the show. She was hurt, real scared, too. I got her out of there and back to our group."
"This is my favorite part," she said. Gary glanced over at Percy who nodded, then shook his head. Gary understood. Someone had hurt Suzanne before she came here. He sneered unconsciously and hoped his beard hid the expression. People who hurt kids... He called them and a few other types 'orcs'. Because they filled a role in his life that orcs did in fantasy books. People that the hero could kill in spades without ever having to feel guilty about it.
Gary and Suzanne sat in silence for a bit and watched the dramatic moment that Glenn found the naked Karen behind the couch. He watched as his counterpart put a large gun in her hands and she turned it on the greaser, bleeding out on the floor. He'd been dead in real life, but in the show, his eyes widened as he realized the girl he'd hurt would have her revenge.
The camera cut to a close-up on Karen's face as the flash of the shot lit it up. Three more flashes came in rapid succession, and then she gave the gun back and vomited on the floor.
Glenn held her hair back and rubbed her back as she convulsed, then pulled a large t-shirt from his pack and handed it to her. He stripped the shoes off the dead greaser and got Karen dressed.
The scene faded to black, and then expanded upon the meeting with Ishtar.
"You know, Inanna's here with me," he said.
"Ishtar?" Suzanne asked, not taking her eyes off the television. "Ayup. She's walking around, feeling out the magic in the house, right now. We can say hi, if you want. Maybe get some autographs before we go."
The people on screen chatted for a moment, then Ishtar ripped the head off the greaser she'd been holding hostage. Gary winced. Now that he thought about it, this was a little bit too violent for a child her age. He hadn't let Nat watch the show, yet. But Percy seemed like a good guy, and he clearly cared about his kids. Gary wouldn't second-guess his parenting.
Gary watched the characters vanish in the smokey heat-illusion visual effect that Sookie had picked to represent teleportation in the series, and then the credits rolled.
"Did you guys come here just to meet me?" Suzanne asked.
"Sort of," Gary said. "I need to talk to you, ask you some questions about what happened."
Suzanne nodded.
"Can you tell me? Just tell me the whole story of what happened to the others."
"I only saw Jerry die," Suzanne said in a small voice. A flash of the dream that had woken Gary up last night went through his head, but he dismissed the mental image. Jerry was a common enough name.
"I had a nightmare that night. A dark man came. He chased me through the house, but I hid in the attic and he couldn't find me for a while. I woke up when he opened the attic door.
"I was sitting in bed when Jerry woke up. He looked at me and said 'the dark man', then he started screaming. It woke everybody up. He screamed so loud his voice broke, and then he started bleeding out of his mouth and he fell over in bed."
Her voice had cracked worse with each word, and she sobbed the last few. Gary tried to gauge the girl, feeling her emotional state. She was afraid and sad of course. But she felt alone, too. She'd been an only child for a while, living with parents, real or foster, who didn't care about her. Until she'd come here, Gary guessed. He could feel where the wounds had started to heal, here in the group home with Percy and Beth and the other children. But then this happened, tearing the old wounds open.
Gary went for it. He wrapped the girl in his arms and pulled her into his torso, letting his shirt soak up her tears.
"I know, darlin'," he said gently. His own voice cracked with remembered pain. "I seen my friends die, too. I know what you're feeling."
She clung to him and cried for a long moment. Percy still stood in the doorway, his face a mask of sympathetic pain, blended with his own pain.
After a good while, Suzanne began to calm down.
"I wanna go lay down," she said.
"That's fine, honey," Percy told her. "You can go lay in me and Missus Beth's bed, if you want."
She stood and turned to walk through the door, but stopped.
"Are you here to kill the dark man?" she asked Gary.
"I think I might be, darlin'," he told her.
"When you do... Will you give me the gun? Like in the show?" Gary winced. This girl was too young for that, he was sure.
"We'll see," he told her. She nodded, accepting that, then turned and left.
"Jesus," Gary breathed.
"She's been through a lot," Percy said. "Her mother was one of those cultists from the show. So was her father, most likely, but nobody knows who that is. CFA found her when she was four, living in a roach-infested trailer with her mom, who was strung out on meth at the time. She had scars from cigarette burns on her arms."
Percy sighed. "The first foster family that took her turned out to be... A bad fit. They couldn't deal with a child who had trauma like that. They ended up locking her in her room and going out together a few times before the case worker found out and brought her to us instead."
"I hope them two ain't fostering any more kids," Gary said.
"They won't tell us what happened, but I heard through the grapevine they've been blacklisted," Percy confirmed. Gary nodded in satisfaction.
"She tell you what happened?" he asked. Percy shrugged.
"Same thing she told you."
"You notice the two parts about the 'dark man'?" Gary asked. Percy nodded. "I did, but I don't know anything about this stuff. I told the detective about it. I think it was her that called you guys."
"That sounds about right," Gary said. "Which one was Jerry? I mean, what order did the three pass in?"
Percy sighed again. "First, it was Candy. Then Jerry, then Martin."
"Did Candy say anything about a dark man? Or was there something else that could have inspired Suzanne's nightmare?"
"You think it was a coincidence?" Percy asked with a frown. Gary shrugged. "Maybe. I'm trying to rule that out."
Percy raised his hands in a helpless gesture. "Okay," he said. "Candy, right before she died..." He sniffed and angrily rubbed his eyes. "I made it into her room, because she was sleeping with Lacy, and woke her up when she sat up in bed. Lacy called us, probably tattling on Candy, she's like that, you know? Anyways, I went to see what was the matter, and I caught what Candy said. She said 'he's coming', right before she started screaming."
"Hmm. What about the last one, Martin?"
"I don't know. Martin had his own room. He might have said something, we didn't hear him until he started screaming."
Gary nodded.
"Thank you," he said. He walked up and put a hand on Percy's shoulder and spoke in a quiet voice. "I got a little girl of my own. I can't imagine what you're going through, right now."
Percy nodded and scowled at the floor. When he turned his face up to meet Gary's eyes, his were steely and angry.
"I just want this to stop," he said. "And if there's someone or something behind it, I want that person or thing or whatever... I want it dead."
Gary nodded. He patted Percy's shoulder. "Let me go check on my partner," he said. Percy turned with him. "Beth should be showing her the rooms where it happened. Come on. This place is a maze."
Percy led him through three halls to a stairwell, then up it and through two more halls until Gary could hear Inanna's voice.
"...not sure. I'm just gathering information right now. But it does look like that."
Gary stepped into the room the voices were coming from to find Inanna and a middle-aged, redheaded woman with long, straight hair, wearing a heavy metal T-shirt. The redhead turned to him as soon as she spotted him and held out a hand.
"Beth Washington," she said, her voice choked and raw.
"Gary Johnson," he said, shaking her hand. Beth nodded and let his hand go to stare at a bloodstained bed that had been stripped of sheets. Two more beds filled the room.
Gary turned to Inanna. "What'cha got?" he asked.
"There's something here," Inanna said. "A spirit or a deva, maybe. Not an asura, I don't think. It doesn't feel powerful enough for that. This is a tricky creature."
Gary nodded. "What can ya tell about it?"
Inanna shrugged. "Not much. I caught a glimpse of it, though. It looked like a tall man, perpetually cloaked in shadows."
"The dark man," Gary muttered. He felt the air as best he could. Even though he was nowhere near as proficient as Inanna, he could feel it. A dark, sinister presence, waiting to strike again.
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2023.05.31 17:58 StardropScavenger [USA] [H] Various Games for N64, GameCube, Wii, Switch, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, DS, 3DS, PS1, PS2 Switch Consoles, GBA SP Consoles Switch Cases, Game Guides [W] Cashapp, Venmo or Zelle

Good morning , everyone! I have quite a bit of things for sale today, ALL prices include shipping via the payment methods mentioned above. Happy to provide photos upon request, and all orders will be going out within 24-48 business hours!
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom OLED Switch BNIB + Tears of the Kingdom Carrying Case BNIB $390
Nintendo Switch HAC-001 Red/Blue Joycon Console w/ Box, includes animal crossing (powerA controller, and Mario Kart Case) $225
Pink Gameboy Advance SP Pearl 101's (both consoles have scratches on them. Screens are both fine.) $90 each
IPS Famicom Custom Gameboy Advance SP (overall condition is good.) $150
Paper Mario BOX/MANUAL/INSERTS ONLY! (Notes: The box has several creases, it has been kept in a box protector to prevent further creasing, the inserts do have a "wrinkle" to them. Manual looks good $200
Goldeneye 007 $25
Mario Party w/ manual (manual does have wear) $50
Diddy Kong Racing w/ manual $30
Animal Crossing [Disc only; resurfaced] $35
GameCube Start-Up Disc (the disc only; no case or player.) $130
Go! Go Hypergrind (Includes case, manual and disc. The artwork has like a "wrinkle" to it, shows wear. The manual has a bend on the bottom right corner, and the disc has some white residue on the ring.) $375
Fire Emblem Path of Radiance CIB #1 (Very good condition, disc has little to no wear. Manual/inserts look good also.) $265
Fire Emblem Path of Radiance CIB #2 (Very good condition, disc has little wear. Manual/inserts are nice.) $260
Fire Emblem Path of Radiance #3 (Missing insert, includes the case, manual and disc. Very good condition as well.) $250
Rune Factory Frontier CIB $35
Love Esquire [New] $40
Octopath Traveler $50
Trails of Cold Steel III Extracurricular Edition $60
Liar Princess and Blind Prince [New] $55
Fire Emblem Engage Divine Edition + [New] Tarot Cards (no STEELBOOK OR GAME INCLUDED!) $70
Dr. Mario Classic NES Series $15
Final Fantasy Tactics $25
Final Fantasy Legend [Includes Worn Box, Manual and Map] $80
Fire Emblem $70
Fire Emblem Sacred Stones $65
Gameboy Camera [Color: Blue] $40
Golden Sun: The Lost Age $40
Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire $15
Lord of the Rings The Third Age $15
Lufia The Legend Returns (Part of label missing) $35
Mario vs Donkey Kong [Game and Box only] $30
Mario vs Donkey Kong $15
Mario Kart Super Circuit [Player's Choice] CIB $50
Mega Man Battle Network $60
Mega Man Battle Network 3 White $20
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon $25
Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team Protoman $25
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon $60
Shining Soul $60
Random Games Bundle - Includes: Dora, Frogger (not working), Final Fantasy IV (loads, then doesn't work), Star Wars Jedi Battles (loads, then doesn't work), Sonic Advance, Incredibles, Finding Nemo, DBZ: Legacy of Goku, Cartoon Network Speedway, Star Wars Flight of the Falcon, Side Pocket, I Spy Challenge, Top Gear Rally (2 copies), Dungeons & Dragons Eye of the Beholder, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Tetris Worlds, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary, Simpson's Road Rage - $85
Nintendo DS/3DS
999 [loose] $40
Cooking Mama 5 [loose] $35
Etrian Mystery Dungeon [Soundtrack Bundle, Sealed] $200
Fantasy Life [loose] $40
Final Fantasy Fables Chocobo's Tales [CIB] $25
Fire Emblem Awakening [World Edition] $35
Fire Emblem Fates [Special Edition] #1 [CIB] $500
Heroes of Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes [CIB] $30
Kingdom Hearts RE:Coded [loose] $15
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance [loose] $15
Legacy of YS Books I & II [Has outer box, case, manual and game. No soundtrack] $125
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D [loose] $20
Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask Skull Kid Figure [No Game] $80
Mario Kart 7 [CIB] $15
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney & Ace Attorney Justice For All [both loose] $35
Pokemon Sun and Moon Steelbook [No games] $60
Pokemon Sun [Loose] $15 each [1 sold]
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire [loose] $30
Pokemon X [Loose] $30
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity [Loose] $25
Pokemon Soul Silver #1 [loose, placed into new shell; old one broken but included.] $75
Pokemon Soul Silver #2 [loose, has some stuff on the back of it.] $100
Pokemon Soul Silver #3 [CIB] $160
Pokemon Black 2 [Loose] $120
Pokemon Rumble Blast [in rough condition] $15
Project X Zone 2 [CIB] $90
Resident Evil 3D The Mercenaries [CIB] $25
Senran Kagura Double D Edition [Soundtrack Sealed] $70
Super Princess Peach [CIB, wear to cartridge] $105
Suikoden II [Loose, has wear to disc and some scratching] $100
Harvest Moon Back to Nature [CIB] $50
MS Saga: A New Dawn [CIB] $125
Dragon Quest V Guide $100
Dragon Quest I-VIII Symphonic Suite Collection $70
Harvest Moon Animal Parade Guide (tear on front cover, very minor.) $110
SWITCH CASES ONLY NO GAMES AT ALL FOR $120 [List: Carrion, Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo, Pokemon Shield, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Lego DC Super Villians[Steelbook], Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Zelda Skyward Sword, NEO The World Ends With You, Super Mario Party, Wolfenstein II, Mitopia, The Mummy Demastered, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Ninja Saviors, No More Heroes 1 2 3, Travis Strikes Back]
Zelda Feather DS Stylus $30
Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Soundtrack $30
Avalon Code [Case,Manual, NO GAME] $40
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2023.05.31 09:20 dv7steel [US-CA] [H] Some Price Drops [W] PayPal

PayPal F&F. Shipped media mail, packaged with care. US only.
300 1-Click Box (HDZETA) (Like New) $35
American Made (Black Barons) (Like New) $68
Ant-Man Lenti (Blufans) (Very Good, Imperfections) $90
Birds Of Prey Full Slip (4K) (Manta Lab) (New) $78
Black Mass W Lenti Magnet (Filmarena) (Like New) $45
Black Panther Lenti B1 4K (Weet Collection) (Like New) $78
Bumblebee 4K Lenti A (HDZETA) (Like New) $80
Bumblebee 4K Lenti B (HDZETA) (Like New) $70
Captain America: Civil War Double Lenti (Cap/Blufans) (Very Good, Slip Has Damage) $105
Captain America: Civil War Double Lenti (Iron Man/Blufans) (Like New) $98
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Lenti (Blufans) (Very Good, Imperfections) $68
Captain Marvel 4K Lenti (Weet Collection) (Like New) $78
Deadpool W Lenti Magnet (Manta Lab) (Like New) $85
Doctor Strange Double Lenti (Blufans) (Like New) $230
Godzilla Vs. Kong 4K Manta Lab Single Lenti (New) $85
Guardians Of The Galaxy Double Lenti (Blufans) (Like New, Top Slip Crease) $90
Guardians Of The Galaxy (Novamedia) (Like New, 2 Tiny Marks) $55
Lone Survivor W Lenti Magnet (Novamedia) (Like New) $72
Midway Lenti (4K) (Kimchidvd) (Like New) $70
Midway Fullslip A2 (4K) (Kimchidvd) (New) $75
Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation Slip B W Lenti Magnet W Maniacs Box + Gift (Filmarena) (Like New) $90
Saving Private Ryan PET Slipcase (HDZETA) (Like New) $95
Shazam! Double Lenti (3D/2D) (Filmarena) (Like New) $55
Skyscraper 4K Double Lenti (Black Barons) (Like New) $68
Spider-Man: Homecoming 4K W Lenti Magnet (Filmarena) (Very Good, Light Marks) $65
Spider-Man: Far From Home 4K W Lenti Magnet (Filmarena) (Very Good, Small Imperfections) $60
Tenet Manta Lab Single Lenti (4K) (New) $85
The Jungle Book Lenti (Live Action) (Blufans) (Like New) $70
The Suicide Squad 4K Double Lenti (Manta Lab) (New) $105
The Suicide Squad 4K Fullslip (Manta Lab (New) $105
Venom 4K (Blufans) (Like New) $60
Zootopia Fullslip (Blufans) (New) $140
2 Guns (Like New) $25
31 (Very Good, Light Scratches/Imperfections) $10
A Bug's Life 4K (Very Good, Dent) $34
A Clockwork Orange 4K (Zavvi) (Like New) $45
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Like New) $35
Alice In Wonderland (Like New, Tiny Ding) $65
Aladdin (Animated) (Like New) Tiny Bump $60
Bad Boys For Life 4K (Like New) $21
Batman 4K (TOC) (Like New) $44
Batman Ninja (Like New, Ding) $13
Beauty And The Beast 4K (Live Action) (Like New, Tiny Scratch) $28
Big Hero 6 4K (Very Good, Imperfections) $28
Black Panther 4K (Very Good, Imperfections) $38
Blade 4K (Like New) $45
Blue Planet II 4K (Like New) $44
Brave 4K (Very Good, Dents/Dings) $28
Braveheart 4K (Like New, Hairline Scratch) $19
Brazil (Like New) $55
Castle In The Sky (Like New, Ding) $14
Chaos Walking 4K (Like New) $19
Cinderella 4K (Like New) $28
Coco (Like New) $34
Dances With Wolves (Like New) $17
Deadpool 4K (Like New) $40
Desperado (Very Good, Ding/Shelfwear) $9
Dumbo 4K (Live Action) (Good, Dents) $17
Dune 4K (New) $60
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 4K (Like New) $28
Eternals 4K (Like New) $34
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Like New, Spine Slash) $12
Finding Dory 4K (Good, Dents/Shelfwear) $11
Finding Nemo 4K (Like New) $64
Free Guy (Very Good, Ding) $28
Friday The 13th: Part II (Like New) $12
Frozen 4K (Like New, 2 Tiny Scratches) $14
Galaxy Quest (New) $39
Gattaca 4K (Like New) $38
Grave Of The Fireflies (New, 2 Marks On Corners) $225
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (Like New) $28
It's A Wonderful Life 4K (Very Good, Dent, Hairline Scratch) $16
Iron Man Trilogy 4K (Like New) $130
Jack Reacher 1 (Like New) & 2 (Very Good Dent/Hairline Scratch) $18
Jungle Cruise 4K (Like New) $38
Justice League (Like New) $15
Kick-Ass 2 (Like New) $45
Lady And The Tramp (Like New) $40
Luca 4K (Like New, Small Dent) $42
Lupin III: The First (Like New) $21
Maleficent 4K (Very Good, 2 Corners) $19
Mandy (Like New) $21
Mary Poppins Returns 4K (Like New, Tiny Dent) $26
Mission Impossible: Fallout (Good, Dent/Dings) $7
Mortal Engines 4K (Like New, Dent) $17
Mulan (Animated/Zavvi) (Very Good) $60
My Bloody Valentine (Very Good,Scuff/Micro Scratches) $16
Old 4K (Like New, Tiny Ding) $21
Pacific Rim 4K (TOC) (Like New) $44
Pain & Gain (Like New) $21
Phantasm (Like New) $13
Planes, Trains And Automobiles (Like New) $15
Rad (Like New) $50
Raya And The Last Dragon 4K (Like New) $60
Red Sparrow 4K Steelbook (Very Good, Shelf Wear) $18
Romeo Is Bleeding (Very Good, 2 Dings) $20
Scarface (1983 + 1932) (Like New, Ding) $13
Scream (2022) 4K (Like New) $29
Southpaw (Like New, Ding) $12
Spider-Man: No Way Home 4K (Like New) $30
Spies In Disguise 4K (Like New) $22
Spiral 4K (Like New) $19
Star Wars 7 2D, 8 4K, 9 4K (Very Good, Very Good, Like New) $60
Suicide Squad (Like New, Dent) $28
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (New) $45
The Batman 4K (Like New) $36
The Bourne Supremacy (Very Good, Shlef Wear, Ding) $6
The Dark Tower 4K (Like New) $20
The Dictator (Like New) $38
The Good Dinosaur 4K (Good, Dents/Dings) $15
The Green Mile 4K (Like New, Small Imperfections) $38
The Grinch (Very Good, Dent/Ding) $12
The Hills Have Eyes (Like New) $21
The Hitman's Bodyguard & Wife's Bodyguard (Like New) $50
The Incredibles 2 4K (Like New) $30
The Invisible Man 4K (Like New) $30
The Karate Kid (Very Good, Dent/Shelfwear) $9
The Last Stand (New) $43
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Like New) $13
The Lion King 4K (Live Action) (Like New, Small Dent) $21
The Nutcracker And The Four Realms 4K (Like New) $16
The Suicide Squad 4K (Very Good, Dent) $40
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Very Good, Imperfections) $12
Tommy Boy (Very Good, Shelf WeaScuff) $15
Toy Story 4-Movie Collection 4K (Good, Like New, Very Good, Very Good) $95
Tremors (New) $15
True Romance 4K Arrow (Like New) $44
Turning Red 4K (Like New, Ding) $27
Twilight Saga (New) $90
Uncle Drew (Good, Spine Slash/Small Imperfections) $11
Underworld Collection (Like New) $180
V For Vendetta (Like New) $60
World War Z (Like New) $35
Zack Snyder's Justice League 4K (New) $60
Zoolander (New) $14
Harry Potter 8-Film Collection (4K) (Like New Steels, Case Has Damage) $250
The Hunger Games 4-Movie Collection (4K) (Target) (Very Good, Tiny Scratches) $55
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2023.05.31 07:21 Past_Cost2170 What Are the Best Lace Front Wigs for Summer Wear? Top 5 Picks

When it comes to summer, finding a wig that not only looks fabulous but also feels comfortable is essential. Lace front wigs are a popular choice for their natural-looking hairline and breathability. If you're in search of the best lace front wigs for summer wear, ExpressBeautyOnline has got you covered. With their wide range of high-quality lace front wigs, you can find the perfect options to keep you looking stylish and feeling cool.

Here are the top five picks that will elevate your summer style game-

The Natural Straight Lace Front Wig

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The Loose Wave Lace Front Wig

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The Curly Lace Front Wig

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The Bob Cut Lace Front Wig

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The Braided Lace Front Wig

Braided hairstyles are not only stylish but also offer the benefit of protecting your natural hair during the summer months. ExpressBeautyOnline offers braided lace front wigs that allow you to achieve intricate and trendy braided looks without the hassle of sitting in a salon for hours. From cornrows to box braids, these wigs provide a convenient and fashionable option for summer wear.
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2023.05.31 07:10 Top-Plane-2569 What Are the Best Protective Wig Styles for Summer? Top 5 Recommendations

Summer is a time to enjoy the sun and outdoor activities, but it can also take a toll on your natural hair. If you're looking to protect your hair from the heat, humidity, and sun damage while still looking fabulous, protective wig styles are the way to go. ExpressBeautyOnline offers a wide range of protective wigs that not only shield your hair from the elements but also allow you to experiment with different looks.

Here are the top five protective wig styles for summer that will keep your hair healthy and stylish-

The Box Braids Wig

Box braids are a classic and timeless protective style that never goes out of fashion. ExpressBeautyOnline offers box braids wigs in various lengths and colors, allowing you to achieve a stunning and low-maintenance look instantly. These wigs are perfect for protecting your natural hair from the summer heat and humidity. With their versatility, you can style them in different ways, from updos to half-up, half-down styles, to suit any occasion.

The Faux Locs Wig

Faux locs are a popular protective style that gives you the look of real dreadlocks without the commitment. ExpressBeautyOnline offers a range of faux locs wigs in different lengths and thicknesses, allowing you to achieve your desired look effortlessly. These wigs provide a great option for protecting your hair during the summer months, as they keep your natural hair tucked away and shielded from the elements. Whether you prefer short or long locs, you can rock this trendy style while keeping your hair safe.

The Kinky Curly Wig

If you're looking to embrace your natural texture and protect your curls during the summer, a kinky curly wig is an excellent choice. ExpressBeautyOnline offers a variety of kinky curly wigs that mimic the look and feel of natural afro-textured hair. These wigs allow you to achieve a voluminous and stylish look while keeping your natural hair protected from humidity and heat damage. Whether you prefer tight coils or loose curls, the kinky curly wig will keep you looking fabulous throughout the summer.

The Crochet Braids Wig

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2023.05.31 07:04 Secret-Access9909 Kingston Cloud 2 vs HP Cloud 2

I'm writing this detailed review for myself and fellow Redditors, aiming to put an end to the ongoing debate of "Kingston HyperX Cloud 2s are better than the HP HyperX Cloud 2s." and so forth. I recently purchased for myself the new HP HyperX Cloud 2s, although I haven't yet owned the Kingston variant. However, after gathering information from various online reviews and having extensive experience with other popular headphones, I can provide a trustworthy review. Please note that all information about the Kingston variant is based on multiple reviews from sources like YouTube, Reddit, and review sites, and that the model type that I'm referring to is the Wired variant. If I've gotten something wrong in my review or am missing something please feel free to respond on my post. Now, let's dive in.
Let's begin with the build quality:
Kingston: - Features a possibly real leather, headband with the Hyperx logo braided onto it. - Rubberized plastic on the ear cups. - Striped metal design on the ear cups and archway. - Metal audio driver inside. - Rubber tip on the microphone. - Softer leather on the ear cups and headband. - The headband and ear cups are less plush compared to the new version.
HP: - The headband and ear cups are more plush. - The microphone is smaller and sounds better. - The design of the DAC was updated (uncertain about the internal hardware). - The striped metal design was changed to a grainy feel/look. - The microphone no longer has a rubberized tip. - The headband switched from possibly real leather to fake leather, and from the braided logo to an ingrained logo. When pressed, there's a noticeable space, potentially due to extension or improved flexibility (at maximum headphone extension length). - The ear cups feel artificial when touching them, but it's not noticeable when wearing, and they're still very comfortable. - Audio drivers were changed to plastic.
So far, Kingston leads in build quality, with the only drawback being the less plush headband and ear cups.
Moving on to comfort:
The Kingston HyperX Cloud 2, despite having slightly less plushness compared to the HP version, is still very comfortable for extended periods.
The HP HyperX Cloud 2 is also very comfortable and can be worn with glasses without discomfort. Initially, I experienced some discomfort, but it disappeared as I continued wearing the headphones, which is typical with most headphones.
Both headphones provide the signature HyperX comfort feel, so comfort is tied between the two.
Next, let's discuss the highly anticipated aspect—sound:
Kingston: Based on available information, I will assume that the Kingston pair was reviewed using the included DAC, as I couldn't find reviews mentioning that the DAC was not used during their review. - The Kingston headphones have a fairly neutral sound profile, with a dip in low treble and a rise in mid treble. This profile is similar to the Beyerdynamic series. In gaming, you'll be able to locate and differentiate each sound with precision. When it comes to music, you can confidently listen to various genres like classical, dubstep, rap, phonk, etc., as the sound profile is very neutral, offering a balanced mix of bass, mids, and more.
HP: - The HP headphones also have a neutral sound profile, nearly identical to the Kingstons. One significant note is that without the DAC, you may experience a loss in bass and mids, and the quality depends on the sound card you plug the jack into. It can range from sounding like a "coca cola can" (as mentioned in a Reddit comment from a review) to having decent audio. Initially, I considered returning them for this reason. However, when I decided to use the included DAC, the bass improved noticeably, highs were no longer overwhelming, and the mids became clearer.
Both headphones have very similar sound profiles, and whether you use the DAC or not will determine your experience.
Let's touch on packaging:
Kingston: - Includes foam protection, a travel bag, and an airplane adapter, headphones themselves, the DAC (which is stored in a box), some manuals/fliers and extra velour ear cups.
HP: - Comes with plastic protection, headphones themselves, the DAC (which is stored in a box), some manuals/fliers and extra velour ear cups.
Kingston has better packaging with additional accessories, but considering how lightweight HP headphones are, and the sturdy box, the use of plastic protection seems reasonable. They are unlikely to be damaged unless subjected to extreme force. Also, the travel bag and Airplane adapter in my opinion didn't make sense from a gaming perspective, as you wouldn't be travelling and using gaming headphones, so I can understand why those were also deducted from the package.
Lastly, the price:
Kingston: - Following HP's acquisition of HyperX, the remaining Kingston Cloud 2 headphones are being sold on eBay for exorbitant prices, reaching up to $120. The average price is around $89.99, and with taxes, it may reach $100.
HP: - As HP now owns HyperX and continues to produce the headphones, the price is significantly lower. The HP Cloud 2 is priced at $60, a considerable reduction compared to the Kingston variant.
In my honest opinion, I believe that these headphones are still a good choice if you're in the market for a new pair. I've had experiences with other headphones like Steelseries Arctis Pro, A50 Gen 4, Koss KSC75 and the HP HyperX Cloud Core.
The HP HyperX Cloud 2s offer great comfort and sound quality.
So stop being paranoid and get them, because sound wise and comfort wise, the Kingston and HP variant are the same.
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2023.05.31 04:29 chuck1127 [USA-AL] [H] EVGA Supernova G6 1000W w/ Cablemod Kit [W] PayPal, Local Cash

SOLD TO u/OhPleaseMeToo for $150
The PSU is currently in my system but I am swapping it with another 1000W that has a 12VHPWR plug (after work on June, 1st 2023). It works perfectly fine with my 4090 and 7900X. I am also including a Custom set of CableMod cables with it ($100 value) that are solid black, braided cables. You will get the original box and original cables as well. I also have a Cablemod 12VHPWR cable I can include for an extra $10 if you want it. I will sell this cable for $20 separate from the PSU. It's the 4 x 8 pin to 12Vhpwr variant. PSU and cable kit are $160 shipped OBO.
I actually have this in an ITX case since it is one of the smallest ATX PSUs that is high on the tier list.
Local is 35040
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2023.05.30 23:33 Thick-Strategy8717 I have 2 1/2 inch hair, what protective style should I choose?

Hello guys I have a 4b 4c hair type and my hair is around 2 inches and close to 3. Since summer is coming and I want to grow my hair out what protective style should I get? Short box braids, Starter Locks, or Cornrows? And is my hair long enough for two strand twist?
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2023.05.30 23:04 girl_from_the_crypt Stuck on earth and looking for a job: I sat in a shopping cart for most of this...

Nettie Peterson has known me at my best and at my worst, and after everything that's happened lately, I think I can finally say the same. I'm admittedly not very good at comforting her, though. I haven't had much practice, is all. Historically speaking, she's always been the one to take care of me. My introduction to earth was a confusing, horrifying time for me, and she had dealt with all of it. She'd handled every panic attack, brought me back from every low. When I woke up one night to a drilling pain in my stomach and blood soaking my panties, she managed to keep me calm while explaining that this would now happen every month.
What I'm saying is that the woman is insanely skilled.
Me, not so much. After we had gotten out of the cave, I tried to provide emotional support by petting her hair and talking soothingly. Seeing as I was also distressed, she was doing the same to me, so we were basically sitting on the beach holding each other. To the outside observer, we must have looked rather strange. I was relieved to finally get back to her house. We sat down in front of the TV and ate cupcakes. We have a special system for eating cupcakes. I peel off the frosting and give her rest. It's messy and I have to keep hand wipes nearby everytime, but it's how we do it. We both eat cupcakes whole when we're by ourselves, so it doesn't make much sense either, but when we share, it's always like this.
Once I was sure she was alright, I left her to go off to bed while I made my way back to the hotel, bracing myself for what I expected to be an extremely uncomfortable conversation.
The lobby was dim and quiet. The large, bright ceiling lights had been turned off with only a couple floor lamps illuminating the hall. I walked past the unmanned reception desk and up the stairs, then rapped my knuckles against the door to Frankie's room. After a couple seconds, he opened up. Upon meeting my gaze, he let out a soft gasp, but it wasn't followed by a smile this time. He made way for me to step inside, wordlessly, and I entered without breaking the silence. I sat down on the sofa where he joined me after placing a glass of coconut water in front of me.
For a beat, we both stared at the drink. I didn't take it.
"What you did felt really off earlier," I began. "You were trying to embarrass Nettie. If you were testing your boundaries, if you were trying to see how I'd react, you got your answer. Don't ever make me choose between you two. You'll lose."
"Yes," he said quietly.
"If you don't get along with Nettie, that's one thing. You don't need to. But she was needling you and you made a real effort to be cruel." I paused. "You act so strange sometimes. All bossy and cagey."
"Yes," he repeated, briefly falling silent as he worked away on his gum in slow, contemplative motions. "I'm sorry. I don't know why I did it. I wanted to unsettle her. It's not that I don't like her, she's fine, but at that moment, I simply loathed her. I couldn't tell you why. But I wish I'd kept quiet. I feel gross for spouting off like that."
"Then… why?"
"I don't know! There's this weird feeling, it comes over me and makes me remember stuff that's in the past… Then I get caught up and confused. I run my mouth, but I don't want to make you upset. I swear I won't do it again. I'll rein myself in."
"Will you? This doesn't seem right." I took a deep breath. "Frankie, I have no idea what you are. Even though you know everything about me."
"Not everything," he argued. "You never said a thing about what life was like where you're from. Or who you were before. Yes, that's not what this is about, but I'm just speaking technically."
"You shouldn't have to rely on technicalities to make a point."
"No. Look, I keep wondering what I'm even doing here. I like you a lot. But I haven't thought this through and by now, I'm scared to."
"Stop talking in riddles," I implored him.
He huffed out a chuckle. "I'd have to stop thinking in them first." Before he could add anything else, his phone started vibrating on the TV table. "Oh, dammit," he muttered. Shooting me an uncertain gaze, he reached out for it, his hand hovering above the screen. "Can I?"
"Sure." I let go of a long breath, snatched up the glass and leaned back in my seat as Frankie answered the call. I pick up on a woman's voice talking on the other end.
He kept glancing over at me almost sheepishly as he mumbled words of affirmation into the phone. "Yes… Yeah, I remember… Well, it's not a good time, but I'll do it. Bye." Dropping the device into his lap, he gave me a twist of the mouth. "That was Mae-Lynn. She works at—"
"The diner with you," I cut him off. "I do take note of the other staff there, for your information." I took a sip of my water. "Occasionally."
"I promised to do some shopping for her. She's come down with the flu. Store's closing soon, though, so I'll have to go now."
"Well, that's convenient."
"I was going to ask you to come along."
I agreed. Having lost track of the conversation, the drive was a grim, quiet affair. Frankie took us to one of the more expensive stores in the area, saying that he wanted to treat Mae-Lynn.
"Take a cart," I ordered, and once he had acquired one, I had him hold it still while I climbed inside. He regarded me with a bemused expression but refrained from commenting as he began to roll me down the aisles.
Grocery shopping at night is something else. Eighties music was playing over the radio at a low volume, but the otherwise quiet space made it sound decidedly louder. There was almost the hint of an echo. Safe for two of three singular, tired-looking individuals, Frankie and I were the only people in the store. I had nestled against the back of the cart, my head tipped back to watch Fran's face from below as his eyes roamed the shelves. Occasionally, he'd stop to check the list Mae-Lynn had texted him on his phone.
"If you want anything, speak up," he told me.
"I'm out of cereal," I said, just as we passed the respective aisle. He turned the cart back around, let me pick out a carton of cornflakes and took up walking again. After five minutes of stoically regarding him from my mobile vantage point, I piped up again. "Go back. Wrong ones."
"Well, which ones do you want? I'll get them, it's faster than pushing this thing around."
I shook my head. "No, no, I have to look at them. Go back."
He shook his head to himself but obediently maneuvered the cart back to the shelf with the breakfast items. I took my time picking out a different box, then settled back down.
"Happy?" Fran asked.
After fifteen minutes, we were getting close to finishing Mae-Lynn's list. Frankie was starting to move towards the cash register, only for me to tug on his arm. "Turn back," I told him, holding up the box. "I don't want them after all. I need different ones."
He stifled a groan. "Sure, Sunshine." I let him roll me all the way back to the cereal aisle where I studied the colorful boxes intensely. "Nevermind," I said, turning back to him. "Let's go."
He started making his way over to the register again when I cleared my throat. "Actually, I think I might have another look."
"Are you kidding me?" he squeaked, only for me to hold his gaze with a smile. "You are," he choked out. "I oughta send you rolling right into that stack of cans."
"You wouldn't dare."
"Is that a challenge?" He glanced about himself, finding that we were alone. Then, he pushed the cart, and it swerved, sliding across the shiny floor. The thrill of the launch washed over me and I started laughing. He lunged for it, grabbing it just in time to prevent the collision.
"Do it again!" I demanded.
He indulged me, sending me swerving and spinning a couple more times. Eventually, he took a running start and pushed me down a long, empty aisle at a breakneck speed. The giggles died in my throat when, seemingly out of thin air, someone appeared at the end of the aisle. My jaw dropped and I reflexively gripped the sides of the cart to protect myself from the impending crash, but the person simply reached out and caught the cart by its edges. Within the blink of an eye, they had managed to steady it. My vehicle had come to a standstill. It all happened incredibly fast, and for a moment, I found myself unable to react. One of the other person's hands had come to rest over mine in the process. Still at a loss for words, I raised my head to meet their gaze.
Those eyes.
My heart, already thundering in my chest, dropped entirely into my stomach. There were pupils filling the void in that formerly uninterrupted pale vastness this time, but I recognized them either way. Seeing them sit in an actual face instead of behind a nondescript black mask was strange, but there was not a doubt in my mind. It was them.
The cultist had jarringly pleasant features that struck me as neither overtly feminine nor masculine. Their tawny skin had an almost bronze sheen to it and short locks of platinum blond hair stuck to their smooth forehead, slick with the same sweat that formed stains beneath the armpits of their light gray t-shirt.
It was like time stood still. The interaction could not have been longer than two seconds in total, but it felt like a full hour. From me staring at our linked hands, to locking eyes with them, to the cold, raw realization, it seemed to me as though forty minutes or more had gone by, followed by another twenty when I watched the crude smile forming on their lips. Their fingers clamped down on my own, and before I knew it, it had happened.
The lights in the store had changed color, taking on a dimmer, sickly green tint. The shelves around us had emptied and the gentle, melodic hum of the radio had been replaced by a deep, droning buzz of static. I was still sitting in the shopping cart, and the cultist was still leaning over me, but their expression had morphed into one of shocked disbelief. Seeing fear on the face of the person who'd stabbed me might have been a great satisfaction to me in any other situation, but right then and there, I was equally as terrified.
I had switched dimensions and was now alone with my attempted murderer.
The thought took a while to sink in, but the clearer it became, the more I felt the need to scream. And yet, not a sound left my lips. My own saliva had turned sour, filling my mouth with an acidic taste. Dread pooled in the pit of my stomach like icy, chilled water and tears were stringing the corners of my eyes. I blinked them away in a hurry, redirecting my gaze at the cultist. They were staring past me in a daze, taking in our changed surroundings before fixing me with a sharp glare.
"What?" The word somehow slipped past the lump in my throat.
The cultist made a sweeping gesture at our surroundings. "Where are we? What the hell is this? You don't even have your dimension hopping under control? Not gonna lie, I had higher expectations of you."
"What?" I repeated eloquently.
"You just switched dimensions on my ass. And seeing as you literally crashed into me, I don't think you planned on doing that."
"I didn't," I confirmed.
"That's what I'm talking about."
"You know about dimensions?"
The cultist palmed their face, emitting a deep, low groan. "Clearly."
I scrambled back in the cart, trying to bring some distance between the two of us. I bared my teeth at them, both rows elongating and curving outward. At least I was getting the hang of my physical transformation. "If you come any closer, I'll rip your hand off," I hissed, spittle flying out between my fangs.
"I believe you," they replied, narrowing their eyes at me. "I'm not gonna hurt you."
"That's hard for me to believe."
"Yes, sure. I did and I would again, but not here. Not now. You understand?" they asked pointedly, their voice cutting like a razor blade.
"I'm not sure I do."
"Well, without you, I won't get out of here, and I've stuff to do on the other side." They stepped behind the cart and grabbed onto the handle.
I hastily twisted around to face them. "You know about the finer details of dimension hopping but you can't do it yourself?"
They let out a soft sigh as they began pushing the cart, with me inside, down the empty aisle. "I managed to do it once. Just once. Never again. It's not a great surprise to me that you should be able to switch to the other sides, but I'd thought you'd be able to control it. I think I have your number. I'm pretty sure I know what you are, and we have more in common than you could have probably guessed. That boy you were with on the other hand… I won't lie, he freaks me out. He's got the strangest face and he didn't react to my eyes at all."
"What are you?" I queried, quick to steer him away from the topic of Frankie Preston even though I didn't really expect an honest answer. "How'd you do that the other night? Your… your eye thing?"
"That unsettled you, didn't it? It's not anything I do per se." They shrugged leisurely. "I could just as well ask you where you're hiding your tentacles."
"So you're not human. I didn't think you were," I stated. "What's your business with the Collective? What are you after? Are any of you normal people?"
"As far as I know, I'm the only one who's not." They steered the cart around the corner with a swift, forcible yank and I bumped painfully against the side of the cart. Stifling a yelp, I kept my face straight, looking over the shelves as we passed them. I noticed that some of them weren't entirely empty—there were a couple jars, cans and bags of various goods standing scattered throughout. They looked almost lonely. The cultist, registering my wandering gaze, stopped and grabbed a random plastic jar that looked like it could be containing peanut butter or something of the sort. The label was faded and partially peeled off. They inspected it from all sides before thrusting it into my hands. "Here, open it," they commanded.
"I certainly won't," I replied, a mix of rage and apprehension bubbling in my chest.
"Aren't you curious?"
"No. But if you are, go on and open it yourself."
They grunted, grabbing the jar and unscrewing the red lid. They dropped it to the floor where it bounced off once and rolled away into the darkness. Peering in, their expression remained unchanged. "Nothing. Look." They held it out to me and sure enough, it was empty. I let them hand it to me, intrigue winning me over as I started examining the small container. It was completely unremarkable. I reached two of my fingers inside only for the digits to suddenly be stricken with a searing pain. It flashed through my bones like lightning and I cried out, withdrawing my hand. Suddenly, the floor seemed to quiver. The lights in the store flickered, seeming startlingly bright for a split second only to turn dimly green once more. The cultist let out an involuntary shriek, staggering back before managing to steady themself as everything went back to its former solid state.
"What the fuck was that?" they wheezed.
"An earthquake?" I suggested, not quite knowing what else to say. My pulse was thrumming in my ears, hard enough to split my head in half. It took me a minute to regain a relative state of calm.
"An earthquake? In another dimension? You're messing with me."
"I don't know! Maybe it was… maybe I was nearly jumping back, I have no idea." I shook my head, ignoring the throbbing pain shooting through my temples. "I don't have it all figured out yet, but it's an emotional response. Whenever my flight instinct gets triggered, these dimension switches happen. It was the jar. The jar is painful inside."
"What do you mean?" they asked, eagerly reaching for the jar and sticking their pinky finger into it. They pulled it back out with a howl, letting the jar drop to the floor. "What the hell is up with this place?"
"How would I know?" I argued hotly.
"Yeah, well. Anyways." All of a sudden, their hand was in my hair, tugging on my braid. They yanked my head to the side, and before I could break out my tentacles or try to snap my jaws at them, I could feel their hot breath on my nape. A scream died in my throat, equal parts painful and shocked. My eyes burned, my vision swimming when the cultist dragged their teeth across my skin, leaving a trail of warm saliva. And then, fast and without mercy, they bit down.
The lights turned bright white. The static buzzing that had been hanging in the stale air changed to the familiar eighties music tunes. Squinting into the sudden brightness, the colors of the countless types of packaged products filling the shelves almost seemed to be screaming at me.
We were back.
The cultist disentangled themself, quickly stepping away from me. I looked up, still dazed, to see why. Frankie Preston had come up behind us, snatching the cart away from the other person and pulling it out of their reach. I immediately scrambled up to wrap my arms around him. "That's them," I breathed. "From the Collective."
"I know," he said tonelessly. His eyes, trained on the blonde, spelled murder. "You should get out of here," he added, addressing them. "The shelves here are rickety, they might fall on you."
The cultist's expression was a frozen mix of suppressed uncertainty and confusion. Still, they held the server's gaze. "You should maybe not… do anything stupid," they uttered, their voice almost equally as flat as his.
"I'm all about stupid."
"Then I guess I ought to leave. See you guys soon. It was a pleasure." They threw us a smile that was faker than Frankie's when he waited tables before marching off, leaving the two of us alone in the aisle.
"Are you alright?" Fran asked, running a hand over my mussed braid. "What happened? I'm so… one minute you were here and the next…"
"We switched dimensions."
"I pieced that together. You weren't gone for long… just a couple minutes." He nervously twisted his wet bubble gum around the tip of his finger, drawing nervous strings.
"Were you worried?"
"Out of my mind," he said in a low voice, not meeting my gaze. "I mean, I knew you'd be okay on your own, I wasn't saying that—"
"I wasn't. I'm not," I interrupted him. "I got out alright, sure I did, but I'm not okay right now." I swallowed. My throat was bone dry. "I need to call Mary Markov. She should hear about this."
Frankie nodded along. "Do you want me to do it for you? I'm certain I can give her an accurate description."
I declined and sat back in the cart. Per my request, Fran brought me home after we'd paid for everything. I needed some time alone to relax and pretend everything was normal. I cleaned my room and then looked through job listings, which I admittedly haven't done in a little while. When I couldn't find any other way to procrastinate, I made the call to Mary Markov, which went about as well as could be expected. She wants to see me tomorrow, though. I wish she'd told me about what. For a newsreader, she's really not very forward with her information.
2: deadbeat roommate
3: creepy crush
4: relocation
5: beach concert
6: First date
7: Temp work
8: roommate talk
9: a dismal worldview
10: warehouse
11: staircase
12: explanation
13: hurt
14: hospital
15: ocean
16: diner
17: government work
18: something in the caves
20: olms and Jewels
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2023.05.30 21:45 katazo [USA-MA][H]Zelda Wood Plaque, Shadow man, New 3ds BF, Darkwoods,Krazy Racers, Lady Sia, Arcade Card DUO, Worse Than Death, Inside, Dracula Densetsu II, Cotton Fantasy, Shantae, SoR4 CE, Dark Devotion, River City girls, Ape Escape 3, Dangun Feveron, Furi, Turok CE, etc[W] PP

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