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2023.06.06 14:45 sunbatherrrr 36 [M4F] #UK - Come share my life

I'm a 36-year-old British nerd living the dream on the sunny South coast of the UK. Thanks to my work-from-home lifestyle, I've got plenty of free time to get to know someone special.
When I'm not working, you'll usually find me either mastering my BJJ skills (although I'm currently nursing an injury), or hitting the open road for a drive. I'm also a full-blown hiking enthusiast, so if you've got any secret trails up your sleeve, I'm all in!
A lover of Mother Nature, I'm a proud tree planter with over 400 trees to my name through carbon offsetting. Nothing beats a good, honest conversation, preferably surrounded by the great outdoors.
As an empathetic, caring, and honest guy, I'm looking for someone who can appreciate an introverted, but not completely reclusive, soul like mine. My work keeps me fairly isolated, so I'm hoping to find someone to connect with. I'm open to everything from online chats to real-life dates, but ultimately, I'm on a quest to find that one person who really gets me. Could that be you?
No location constraints, just be open to meeting and please attach a picture to your message. And on that note, Moi.
Looking forward to an amazing journey together!
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2023.06.06 14:45 Delphinastella37 1st trimester sickness

This is my 1st pregnancy and just for context, I am 40 yo - fairly active beforehand exercising 3-5 times a week and currently at the start of week 9 in my pregnancy. The last 3 weeks have been about surviving with barely eating anything on week 6, followed with extreme fatigue on week 7 (plus the nausea), then overseas travel on week 8 (that I had to go and had no choice).
I have a decent job and I am the breadwinner with every single payment (house, car, etc etc) on me so can’t really afford any sick leave or else I am afraid my company is going to fire me. They are making people redundant every 3 months or so since an acquisition took place at the beginning of last year.
My strategy is to start the day early, eat as much as I can stomach up until around 3pm when I would no longer be able to function at all because that’s when the sickness starts to kick in and I have zero energy left to do work or anything else. Any sight of food (even on TV) or in the kitchen would send me straight to the toilet.
I’ve read through some of the posts in this subreddit but thought I’d give it a go to ask for advice in mitigating the sickness or if anyone found themselves in similar position, to offer some advice?
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2023.06.06 14:44 GoStockGo Cutting-Edge AI for Mining Explorations: Windfall Geotek (TSXV: WIN, OTC: WINKF)

Cutting-Edge AI for Mining Explorations: Windfall Geotek (TSXV: WIN, OTC: WINKF)
Windfall Geotek (TSXV: WIN, OTC: WINKF) uses AI for mining explorations. Doing this has several advantages, as it notably reduces costs and increases efficiency, and ultimately raises the company exploration success rate. Windfall also improved its financial statements by reducing expenses and augmenting its revenue.
WIN is not a mining company. It is a cutting-edge AI mining service that identifies drill targets, saving time and money and vastly reducing exploratory drilling. It was established in 2005.
Windfall Geotek’s AI technology analyzes geological data from various target sources to generate the highest probable drill targets. Its technology works for all metals. The company takes geological data from multiple sources, including drill holes and rock samples, publicly available sources, and others, to build models that can accurately predict where a particular metal or group of metals is likely to be found.
WIN’s value proposition? Instead of mining companies and engineers ‘guessing’ where to drill, Windfall’s AI technology uses machine learning to process large quantities of data to predict zones with the desired mineralization. The benefits are apparent, and the Company has put it in a very strong financial position.
  • $1.2M in cash and $2.47M in total assets with no debt
  • Windfall holds several marketable securities worth $871k.
  • Its most significant ownership stake is in Puma Exploration, worth $228k for 1.2M shares, and Power Nickel representing $210k for 1.4M shares.
  • The company issued 133.6M shares, 8.26M options (avg. price: $0.10) and 19.6M warrants (avg. price: $0.25).
  • The company has no current plans to exercise either option or warrants.
Here is a link to WINN’s Equity Portfolio. Below the ‘assets held’ chart are the further significant Royalties payable to Windfall.
WIN’s formative technology can be illustrated by delving into the Chapais area in Quebec.
Dinesh Kandanchatha, Chairman of Windfall Geotek, commented: “We are excited to partner with the team at Quebec Copper & Gold. Windfall Geotek intends to play a key part through our AI to help the project succeed.” Highlights of the Chapais Property: Large property with 36 claims and 1,560 hectares located 490 km northwest of Montreal. Road accessible with power grid access.”
Windfall Geotek AI system has generated significant gold, copper, and zinc targets across the entire land package.
The Chapais property was sold to Quebec Copper and Gold for 500,000 shares & issuing a 2% NSR subject to a 1% buyback. Windfall Geotek will take all available data and conduct a large-scale AI targeting project over both Opemiska & Chapais Project, which will then be owned by Quebec Copper & Gold.
Nathan Tribble P.Geo, WIN Director, commented: “The Chapais Property is well situated in a prolific region that has produced over 1 billion pounds of copper and 1 million ounces of gold. It’s exciting to see the large AI-generated targets within favorable rock types that were host to the historic Perry and Springer mines adjacent to our land package. During this new supercycle of electrification metals this is a fabulous project that should gain a lot of attention here in short order.”
  • A detailed and informative discussion of the AI Mining Process is here.
  • The market for AI services in the mining industry is forecast to be worth US$240 million by 2024, up from US$76 million in 2019, according to GlobalData. So, how should investors position themselves? 66% of mining companies are using AI in 2022, up from 57% in 2021, according to the latest survey from Axora.
  • Windfall has identified gold, copper, and zinc targets. The use of drones also enhances methods.
  • WIN’s EagleEye Drones will begin tests in the mining sector with the acquisition and analysis of survey data. The company plans to partner with operators of leading surveying companies to obtain geophysical data and generate potential drill targets using drones, modified sensors, and the CARDS AI software system.
Bottom Line
This story has legs. The ability to save money, time, and resources makes mineral exploration exceptionally cost-effective, raising profits while cutting costs. Logic dictates areas that might have been too expensive to do traditional discovery tests and processes are open.
It doesn’t get much more complicated. The advantage comes as Windfall Geotek advances its scope of business and leverages the ongoing development of its technology.
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2023.06.06 14:44 Other_Ingenuity_9421 Daily Trading Report

Daily Trading Report
Today should be an interesting time for the markets. At the time of writing this part of the report, $SPY is trading slightly below the previous close, which is not a sign of weakness, but it shows us that the momentum is slowing down. Is this a sign to panic and sell your positions and be bearish? No not at all, I would not recommend going 100% bearish just because of this, but I would advise caution in the current market situation, but look to follow the momentum in the markets.
Expect to see a lot of chop in the markets in the coming future, and know that historically, tomorrow is a bearish day for the general markets. Look to take profits on equities when given a chance, and hedge your positions while VIX is at lows and equities are looking strong, as I personally do expect to see a significant amount of bearish momentum here in the near future.

Full Report, Recap, and Watchlists
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2023.06.06 14:43 GoStockGo Cutting-Edge AI for Mining Explorations: Windfall Geotek (TSXV: WIN, OTC: WINKF)

Cutting-Edge AI for Mining Explorations: Windfall Geotek (TSXV: WIN, OTC: WINKF)
Windfall Geotek (TSXV: WIN, OTC: WINKF) uses AI for mining explorations. Doing this has several advantages, as it notably reduces costs and increases efficiency, and ultimately raises the company exploration success rate. Windfall also improved its financial statements by reducing expenses and augmenting its revenue.
WIN is not a mining company. It is a cutting-edge AI mining service that identifies drill targets, saving time and money and vastly reducing exploratory drilling. It was established in 2005.
Windfall Geotek’s AI technology analyzes geological data from various target sources to generate the highest probable drill targets. Its technology works for all metals. The company takes geological data from multiple sources, including drill holes and rock samples, publicly available sources, and others, to build models that can accurately predict where a particular metal or group of metals is likely to be found.
WIN’s value proposition? Instead of mining companies and engineers ‘guessing’ where to drill, Windfall’s AI technology uses machine learning to process large quantities of data to predict zones with the desired mineralization. The benefits are apparent, and the Company has put it in a very strong financial position.
  • $1.2M in cash and $2.47M in total assets with no debt
  • Windfall holds several marketable securities worth $871k.
  • Its most significant ownership stake is in Puma Exploration, worth $228k for 1.2M shares, and Power Nickel representing $210k for 1.4M shares.
  • The company issued 133.6M shares, 8.26M options (avg. price: $0.10) and 19.6M warrants (avg. price: $0.25).
  • The company has no current plans to exercise either option or warrants.
Here is a link to WINN’s Equity Portfolio. Below the ‘assets held’ chart are the further significant Royalties payable to Windfall.
WIN’s formative technology can be illustrated by delving into the Chapais area in Quebec.
Dinesh Kandanchatha, Chairman of Windfall Geotek, commented: “We are excited to partner with the team at Quebec Copper & Gold. Windfall Geotek intends to play a key part through our AI to help the project succeed.” Highlights of the Chapais Property: Large property with 36 claims and 1,560 hectares located 490 km northwest of Montreal. Road accessible with power grid access.”
Windfall Geotek AI system has generated significant gold, copper, and zinc targets across the entire land package.
The Chapais property was sold to Quebec Copper and Gold for 500,000 shares & issuing a 2% NSR subject to a 1% buyback. Windfall Geotek will take all available data and conduct a large-scale AI targeting project over both Opemiska & Chapais Project, which will then be owned by Quebec Copper & Gold.
Nathan Tribble P.Geo, WIN Director, commented: “The Chapais Property is well situated in a prolific region that has produced over 1 billion pounds of copper and 1 million ounces of gold. It’s exciting to see the large AI-generated targets within favorable rock types that were host to the historic Perry and Springer mines adjacent to our land package. During this new supercycle of electrification metals this is a fabulous project that should gain a lot of attention here in short order.”
  • A detailed and informative discussion of the AI Mining Process is here.
  • The market for AI services in the mining industry is forecast to be worth US$240 million by 2024, up from US$76 million in 2019, according to GlobalData. So, how should investors position themselves? 66% of mining companies are using AI in 2022, up from 57% in 2021, according to the latest survey from Axora.
  • Windfall has identified gold, copper, and zinc targets. The use of drones also enhances methods.
  • WIN’s EagleEye Drones will begin tests in the mining sector with the acquisition and analysis of survey data. The company plans to partner with operators of leading surveying companies to obtain geophysical data and generate potential drill targets using drones, modified sensors, and the CARDS AI software system.
Bottom Line
This story has legs. The ability to save money, time, and resources makes mineral exploration exceptionally cost-effective, raising profits while cutting costs. Logic dictates areas that might have been too expensive to do traditional discovery tests and processes are open.
It doesn’t get much more complicated. The advantage comes as Windfall Geotek advances its scope of business and leverages the ongoing development of its technology.
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2023.06.06 14:43 Hadronyx Maintaining a pizza place is getting harder from day to day...

It's been year 7 now since I opened my Pizza Place in a small city with ~30.000 people.
It's one of 16 other places that also sell pizza/burgers etc.
In my current position, I have to take care of my family (mother, father, 2 sisters in one apartment, me and my wife in another).
Both me & my wife and parents are the only ones working there. We've reached a point where a lot of people don't want to work in food service anymore. Especially pizza bakers. Even if - I couldn't afford it.
My wife takes the orders, my father makes the pizzas and my mom takes care of the kitchen. I'm responsible for delivering the orders, advertisement and accounting. My parents are already old and won't get any younger.
Groceries are getting more expensive to buy, our rent and electricity skyrocketed this year (there are no other free places to rent in our city). For example: Rent was already expensive, went from 1800€ to 2400€. Electricity went from 800€ to 3500€. Social insurance went from 1400€ every 3 month to 4800€ thanks to recalculations and so.
Basically - My sales volume is around 200K a year & my profit is around 1800€ a month. I took 3 necessary Credits which are still running.
I made the mistake to use Lieferando/Just Eat Takeaway from the beginning. Now people are so used to it, I once switched it off and our customers who ordered every third day started to order from other places because they thought we were gone.
To them alone I paid 25.000€ Last year. They take around 15% of every order someone makes.
I took the initiative and built my own website to order from (even apps) but they still refuse to buy from there (even though we got cheaper prices there).
I'm starting to feel all fuzzy in my head. I'm working +85 hours a week for the last 7 years. I only have couple days off and can't even remember the last time I went to vacation. And besides from can't taking a break from paying bills, I can't even afford getting sick.
What advise do you have for me? I appreciate everyone reading and understanding my cry for help.
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2023.06.06 14:43 ABPiper Dropping from 6ppd to 4ppd, chance of drying up?

For mental health reasons I am going to go from about 6 or 7 ppd down to 4. I’m only 8 weeks postpartum so I’m assuming I haven’t regulated. The last couple days I’ve had a decrease in supply so I’ve upped to 8 or 9 ppd. This has drastically affected my mental health. It’s not sustainable at all with schedules/sleep/baby bonding/work. I found myself having a full blown meltdown at 4 am due to being attached to the pump and husband again having to get baby again because I’m tied down. I WANT TO GET MY BABY. I want to soothe my baby.
I am also currently an over-supplier as well. I’m prepared to lose ounces dropping to 4 ppd, but my concern is drying up. Is it possible that my supply could completely dry up even if I still pump 4 times a day? I’d like to be able to minimally supplement with formula.
Has anyone had luck doing this before they regulated? Any advice is appreciated.
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2023.06.06 14:43 TedMittelstaedt Cisco UCaaS vs UCM - part deux

The original post was here:
I decided to go though that post and delete all my followup comments and summarize everything here.
I'm no longer mad at Cisco I'm more philosophical about it. I can't be mad at a lamprey for being a lamprey, it's just in their nature to survive by providing very little and then continuing to take and take and take, forever. Cisco, sadly, is running hell's bell's to turn into that kind of company, right after Microsoft. Unlike Microsoft, though, Cisco is NOT a monopoly. Monopolies like Microsoft are government regulated and slapped down when they get too greedy. So, they don't do disgusting things like release HARDWARE products that stop functioning if you stop paying monthly subscription fees. (so far, at least) But Cisco, well they haven't been slapped down yet. I'm sure they will sooner or later.
But to work. After further investigation I found that most of the 300+ phones on this system are 6921's 8945's and other variations of the x9xx series of phones. (no 7940's, though, for some reason)
All the x9xx phones are all running Unified IP aka Enterprise firmware. They are running the SCCP variant.
I did find that it is possible to reflash those phones with SIP firmware that Cisco wrote for them. Whether or not doing this is a license violation I don't know. Whether Cisco would give a tinker's damn I don't know. But, that firmware is _not_ Multiplatform firmware, so using it with Cisco's UCaaS is a nonstarter with any of the GUI tools. While it might be possible to roll your own TFTP server and create 300+ individual configuration files, then define "generic" phones in UCaaS that would work, I'll leave that to someone with more time on their hands than I. While I might spend the time for 8945 video phones I certainly won't for 3 display line 6921s As a sidebar, there ARE people who have reflashed 6921's with SIP firmware and gotten them to work with Asterisk. But, even the 3rd party on-premise phone system people (like Sangoma) don't offer support for this, you are totally on your own doing it.
There ARE some of the newer x8xx series phones like the 8845's in the system. These all run Unified/Enterprise firmware not MPP firmware and were NOT sold with MPP firmware. 3rd party phone system vendors (Sangoma, 3CX, etc.) _do_ eagerly offer support for these phones, both the Enterprise ones and the MPP ones. I DON'T know if running a Unified x8xx series phone like an 8945 running Enterprise firmware with a 3rd party on-premise phone system is a license violation or not. The licensing seems to say nothing about this nor does the Cisco documentation, which only says what the Enterprise license is NOT for. And it's apparently not allowable to run an Enterprise licensed phone with a 3rd party Cloud phone system provider. The documentation gladhands running a Unified licensed phone with a 3rd party on premise phone system but I haven't found anything prohibiting it.
Fortunately, however, it does appear Cisco has an "out" It appears that under Flex licensing, if you show up at Cisco's door with a site full of enterprise licensed phones that can run MPP firmware (like 8845's) that you can put everything under Flex subscription and they will let you firmware update your phones to MPP. In "the olden days" under "traditional" licensing you had to pay a fee.
The UCS that the company has is running 10.5 Call Manager. And it has a large number of Basic licenses most of which are used. And an equal number of Enhanced licenses of which around 30 are still unused.
So the way forward is pretty clear for them.
They will buy 6920's off the used market until all Basic licenses on the UCS are used up
They will buy 8845's off the used market running Unified firmware until all Enhanced licenses on the UCS are used up.
They will shut down Cisco Jabber since Jabber is sucking up some of the Enhanced licenses to free those for desk phones. Jabber will be replaced with an ejabberd server and pidgin and deployed to all desktops instead of a minority. Whether it ends up that softphones on the PC desktop outpace the hardware desktop phones, who knows. Maybe it will maybe it won't. Jabber / IM is not mission critical for them. Webex is - but Webex has always been flex licensed and every other video conferencing app in the market is as well. Including Microsoft Teams.
This should keep them going for another 3-4 years at the current rate of extension growth.
When the UCS is full, at that time the option will be to preserve the x8xx phones by reflashing to MPP and going to UCaaS or dumping Cisco and it's ridiculous and expensive licensing scheme and going to Polycom desktop phones with a complete software phone system on an on-premise server. Or, if enough people have migrated over to an XMPP client - many of the free XMPP clients are beginning to include SIP phones in them - then dumping desk phones and going 100% soft phones, or going to 3rd party on premise PBX. Or, going to cloud calling with another provider who does not feel they have the right to charge a monthly subscription on hardware you have purchased like Cisco does.
The bright spot in all of this is that Cisco x8xx Unified phones are dirt cheap on the secondary market and likely to get cheaper as more organizations outgrow UCS's and their systems are broken up and sold on the used market. So there is that.
Of course, I would like to dream that SOMEONE from Cisco reads this and realizes that they do have competition and can't just charge ridiculous amounts. Bah ha ha ha ha!! I'm a funny guy!
But the key to all of this seems to be to acknowledge that the IT Director who bought into the Cisco ecosystem made a mistake. Even back during the heyday of the SCCP phones, SIP was around and Cisco was selling those models of phones with SIP firmware on them. The wise thing to futureproof the enterprise would have been to make a commitment to open network standards, and look under the covers and pay attention to what protocol your phones were speaking with each other. Then insist on all Cisco phones brought into the building be running SIP firmware and the UCS be configured to run them on SIP. Then when the x9xx series of phones was replaced by the x8xx series of phones, buy MPP variants. That would have preserved the option to replace the UCS with another vendor's on premise PBX.
But, I also realize that phone systems have had a LONG history of making things proprietary. Back in "the olden days" phones did run POTS. And for many years some vendors like Mitel did produce PBXes (mainly for the hotel trade) that would run POTS phones. But the phone system manufacturers have always hated the Carterphone decision and constantly worked to undermine it with their digital phone standards and so on. And despite VoIP and SIP standards, they are still at that old game.
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2023.06.06 14:42 Johnny_Boy398 Africa Rework Proposal: Bêafrîka, Katanga, and the Mercenary Kingdoms of Africa

Africa Rework Proposal: Bêafrîka, Katanga, and the Mercenary Kingdoms of Africa
(This is part of a continuing series, links to which will be provided in the comments below)
Bêafrîka State: Bob Denard, Jean-Bédel Bokassa and the mercenary state.
The term “warlord” has been abused by many as a catch all term for any armed african group. It brings to mind images of a barbaric, violent oaf seeking to enrich themselves with trinkets and money off the back of their military extortion: an example of the primitive and bloodthirsty nature of the african. This is certainly the purpose of the term for the Germans, who seek to paint all native armed resistance in this light in order to justify their own return to the continent. But despite this abuse of the term, and its unjust application, it is not made up out of whole cloth: bandits, criminal gangs and short sighted thugs do exist among the africans as they do in all people, and the chaos of the German collapse has given these characters the opportunity of a lifetime. In the former RK Zentralafrika this is seen most clearly in the “mercenary state” of Bêafrîka.
Borders of a successful Bêafrîka. Many post-colonial African nations are accused of being artificial: random lines drawn on a map for the convenience of foreigners, and thus doomed to be either failures or exploitive facades. The truth of this statement is debatable: what makes a nation “organic”, is it truly critical that one be so? Are the struggles of new African nations so easily encapsulated? The argument goes on but all will agree on this: Bêafrîka is an utterly artificial and extractive state which can only begrudgingly be called a nation at all.
The north-west of Zentralafrika has always been something of a hodgepodge. The initial conquest of the area from the Free French meant the roll back of any “nation building” expenditures in favor of reverting back to the old company rule. Corvee slavery, plantations and almost non-existent infrastructure was the rule even under the French, and as such the transition to German ownership was almost seamless. If the average native african noticed a difference at all it was in the flags and helmets of the whites who terrorized them: their managers and guards stayed essentially the same. As such the region was seen by independence agitators as ripe for their own movements to grow in. Though such resistance was kept on a tight leash by the Germans it finally burst forth in the northern incursion of 1954. Supported by Nigeria and with the German forces drawn thin by the ongoing Wester Russian War, socialist militants made a lightning strike southward in the hopes of toppling Zentralafrika. For a moment it seemed as if they would do it: the road to Leopoldville was only lightly guarded and the rebel numbers were, in theory, vast. But it was not to be: poor command structures and infighting slowed the rebel advance for long enough that Kommissar Krogmann and Seigfreid Muller were able to reorganize and counterattack with the aid of a new breed of soldier: the Mercenary.
Though having been present in the role of corporate security for years this war was the instance when the Congo Mercenaries truly became a force to be reckoned with. Restrictions on who could hold a gun were dropped and the ranks of mercs swollen with Europeans, Asians and Africans. Though typically small groups and far more independent than Krogmann would have liked, they were all well acquainted with their trade and often brought along their own equipment. They could move fast, hit hard, and there was no reason to suspect their siding with the revolutionaries. With the aid of mercenaries and the cash of selling off vast tracts of land to private holders the revolutionaries were pushed back, and the long guerilla war began. Some areas of Zentralafrika were essentially passive, or had other security solutions. But in the north it was the mercenaries and the garrison which enforced the German order. Names of these men would soon become minor celebrities to the military minded, and their benefactor Seigfreid Muller got a promotion. But for our story only three names matter: the French “mercenary king” Bob Denard, “black Napoleon” Jean-Bédel Bokassa, and “the tiger” Alexandre Banza.
Though it is the armed men who hold real power in their hands, the counter-revolutionary forces are not all German and French soldiers of fortune. The APL’s anti-clerical excesses and radical nativism also alienated the thin class of native collaborators and most of all the catholic church. Barthelemy Boganda was one such native conservative, being a native priest who has tried to act through the church to both reform and aid his flock. After the death of his mentor Marcel Grandin Boganda has become a leading figure of pro-native reform without resorting to violence or leftist radicalism.
With the alliance of French and German landowners paying for their protection the mercenaries, though still technically led by Europeans, became the foremost armed presence in the north. Battling against resistance internal and external by 1962 they have become a hated and envied force, and one which Krogmann is eager to bring into line. But the South Africa War will get in the way of any reforms, with mercenaries once again being called on to shoulder the burden of warfare and internal suppression. By the end of the conflict, no matter how it ends, the mercenaries will have become an even more entrenched force in Zentralafrika. Of course when Huttig takes over this will no longer be tolerated. Having already been humiliated by Muller before, Huttig will take great pleasure in dismissing and rounding up the mercenaries, forcing them to join his forces as regular conscripts without any special privileges. Or rather he would, if he had been fast enough to catch them. When news came of Krogmann’s death and Huttig’s assumption of control the mercenaries did not wait for the order to come: they fled if they were able, and if not they seamlessly transitioned from paid agents of the state to new warlords out for their own survival and enrichment. And more than anyone they congregated around the new king of the mercenaries: Bob Denard.
For the year Huttig’s reign lasts the gangs of former mercenaries will be yet another thorn in his side: raiding, bribing and leading his forces on goose chases. And thanks to Huttig’s destruction of any boats or airplanes he could not gain control over these same former mercenaries had nothing else they could do, unless they cared to gamble trekking all the way to Free France. But Huttig’s flailing attempts to bring them to heel was only one of many threats: in this same area socialist militants and petty warlords also sprung up, and sought to destroy the hated mercenaries themselves. When Huttig dies and the German forces retreat to Leopoldville all pretense will be dropped: the Pan-africans, Fang Gabonese and Cameroonian revolutionaries will all attempt to proclaim new states and to expel the gangsters of German capitalism for good. But with their attention divided and the mercenaries still possessing skill, fire power, and all the money the old landowners could scrap together the attempt will only be half successful. Right between the three of them the new Bêafrîka State will be proclaimed.
Born in 1929 Bob Denard first got the taste for battle during the French State’s failed expeditions against De Gaulle in the late 40s. Deciding that there was better pay and better leadership to be had in Zentralafrika he was one of the first mercenaries brought in through the “King of the Mercs” Siegfried Müller. Though he has little patience for the Reich’s racial code he is a brave commander and an ardent anti-communist. After Müller’s disappearance upon Hüttig’s ascension the stranded mercenaries looked to those bold and skilled enough to lead them, and found it in Denard.
Under the nominal presidency of Boganda, who was practically kidnaped to take the role, the new state is in perhaps the most precarious position of all post-independence states.Their domestic support rests on a incredibly thin strata of white landlords, a handful of native conservatives and a mercenary army which is already looking for a way out the back door. And opposing them is a very dedicated coalition of native nationalists and revolutionaries. It would be the most natural thing in the world for this ramshackle “state” to disintegrate. But there is one thing which can unite them, and can make them all take the risk of fighting it out: Money. Specifically diamonds, gold, and other precious metals which can be sold high on the global market. The mercenaries, native or foreign, have struck for fame in Bêafrîka with the process of becoming more than the lap dogs of the wealthy, but instead to be the wealthy themselves. Baganda hates this of course, but no one asked: the guns call the shots here. And besides, the APL has already branded him a traitor to the people: in the mercenaries' eyes he should be thankful that he still has his head. And so it is decided, the mercenaries would make their own little heaven, and all they had to do to keep it was win the war for it.
Against them stands the APL, their long-time adversary. When the war begins these Pan-africanists, supported by Cameroon and Nigeria, will take the fight to Bêafrîka. This would probably be a death sentence if it were not for the fact the APL is fighting a two front war with the Nationalists to their east. If the mercenary state should still fail it will be dismantled, with the surrounding states taking over its former territory. But if it should win this first war the gamble will have, for now, paid off. Bob, Bokassa and the rest will be able to begin bringing in the money as they use outright criminal methods to both extract and then sell the bounty of the land. The people, of course, hate this as does the nominal “president”. And within the mercenary ranks new fissures will soon begin to show. When faced with a united enemy these men were willing to work together, but now that the threat of death no longer hands quite so close the question of dividing the spoils has quickly turned into a feeding frenzy: it seems to be every mercenary clique for itself trying to carve out its own privileged fiefdom. And it is here that the reformists, such as they are, spy an opportunity.
Alexandre Banza, born 1932 to the Gbaya people, is one of the very few high ranking officers who have a ethnic connection to the land they now rule. His story is much the same as the rest of the black mercenaries: born to a poor family he saw mercenary service as a path to excitement, respect and advancement he would never get on his own. Intelligent, ambitious, and unscrupulous he would rise to become a commander of his own group before the Huttig takeover, and should he take power will rename his state the Bêafrîka Republic, embarking on a cynical campaign of “reform”.
The continued presence of white mercenaries is especially resented by the people, and none more so than commander of the presidential guard and de facto leader of the Bêafrîka State Bob Denard. As such soon after the emergency of war has passed Denard will be dismissed from his position and the two most prominent native warlords Alexandre Banza and Jean-Bédel Bokassa will be invited in to take command. Denard of course has no interest in leaving, and will arrest the president in his own residence, but not before word of the new decree leaked to the streets and the other mercenaries. So it is that the fate of Bêafrîka will be decided the only way a state built on mercenaries could be: with a shootout for control of the president. On one side is Denard: he has already made overtures to Free France and the OFN, as well as criminal contacts in Europe. By leveraging these contacts, and with the aid of the remaining white mercenaries who see his removal as the precursor to their own, he may be able to fight his way out and rise to power over the bodies of his rival warlords.
If Bob Denard and his presidential guard emerges victorious president Boganda’s days will be numbered. Unceremoniously removing and replacing him with a more compliant puppet who I will not even bother you with the name of, any promised elections will be delayed, and then delayed indefinitely. In the end even the facade of democracy will be left behind as the government instead relies on various emergency decrees and under the table deals, as well as outright coercion to cement its power. This is the true mercenary state, in which the armed and powerful take what they want from the weak and destitute: the state will see its revenues come from precious minerals and eventually oil, but just as much from the underground world of smuggling, arms trading, mercenary contracts on behalf of any who will pay, and even (if rumors are to be believed) human trafficking. Denard himself is not so unsophisticated as many of his henchmen: he portrays himself and his state as anti-communist crusaders who are willing to go to the ends of the earth to protect the people from the bolshevik menace. But it makes no difference to the people and to his neighborhood: unless those friendly to him such as the Free French and the Belgian regionalists are victorious both Denard and his state will find themselves facing external invasion sooner or later. When that happens, surrounded by disciplined enemies and facing ever increasing internal revolts, Denard will do what mercenaries do best: he will gather what valuables and guns he can before fleeing. But if this should not happen: if the Congo should remain shattered, and Nigerian ambitions fail, who knows how long the dream may last?
Living as they do in a half criminal status all mercenaries are well acquainted with the underworld. Under Bob however the state itself will come to resemble a crime syndicate, with Bob acting as the Mafia boss. More than any other single resource diamonds are the breadwinner for the “White King of Bêafrîka”, but taking a page out of Manchuria’s playbook drug production and trafficking are increasingly filling the ledger as well. The diplomatic denouncements are nothing: there are always back doors which money can open.
But all this is only if Bob and his people should win the battle for President Boganda. For the first time having the full backing of the streets and with a larger manpower pool to draw from it is likely that the native warlords Alexandre Banza and Jean-Bédel Bokassa will become the victors, chasing out the (competition) colonizers in favor of their own rule. They shall of course be rewarded by the eternally thankful president for their good deeds: Bokassa will take over as the new head of the presidential guard, while Banza will become minister of finance and foreign minister. But just as inevitably there is no throne on earth big enough for two people and so the former allies will soon look for a way to oust the other. The hope of the civilians lay in the victory of the Alexandre Banza clique. If he should succeed in arresting and disappearing his rivals Banza will seek to somewhat moderate the state. Rather than rely on naked coercion he will enforce the most basic of social contracts: in return for the country's obedience he will provide protection. Though the basic facts of the Bêafrîka State shall remain: a thriving underground, an economy based on raw export, and a army of criminals, the worst aspects of this rule will be softened and the “civilianization” of government give cosmetic reform to the regime, and finally permit the nominal president a level of dignity, even being allowed to push some of his catholic inspired social reforms. Though not much more than swapping a military uniform for a business suit this will go some way to providing a sense of normalcy, and allow the state to take a non-aligned stance rather than become the plaything of some foreign power.
On the other hand is the favorite of the soldiers Jean-Bédel Bokassa. You know him as the “mad” emperor of the C.A.R. otl, but there was always a method to his madness: one cannot remain in power for over a decade by being stupid. Where Banza seeks to normalize his regime and to be seen as a developmental junta rather than a warlord, Bokassa will lean into his reputation as a warlord, adding esoteric elements to bolster his rule over strangers. Under Bokassa the new system will be entirely personal: he will take the already weak state apparatus and effectively dismantle it, instead relying on personalized dependents to govern the capital city, and leaving the remainder of the country to its own devices so long as it bent the knee when ordered. No longer able to convincingly portray himself as a benign figure to a people who are mostly foreigners to him, he will instead tap into local superstitions to appear as the master of the occult, ruling as a man to be feared even beyond the grave and allegedly indulging in cannibalism. Perhaps even more importantly however he will make a hard switch from western backing to eastern, seeking the protection and the money of Japan. In this at least he will be fairly competent: negotiating the relationship with Japan through a mixture of bribery, utility, and threatened confiscations to wring out as much foreign aid and diplomatic backing as he can. Beyond this his rule will be one of chaos and decline with the people seeing their standard of living decrease yet further to a near subsistence level. But it will be a chaos which Bokassa alone is the ruler of.
Jean-Bédel Bokassa has been fighting longer than most: volunteering for the Free French during WW2, he was captured and ultimately released during the German conquest of Gabon. From there he drifted as a menial laborer until the northern insurrection forced the Reichskommissar to bend, and Bokassa was called up by an old french commander. From there he rose to be the de-facto head of his own suit by 1962, and now the undisputed leader of his own fiefdom. The extreme personalism and close relation with Japan will eventually result in his coronation as the sovereign of the Central African Empire.
Whether it be cynical pragmatism or esoteric terror the Bêafrîka State will remain a pariah among their fellow african nations. Cameroon and Gabon will consistently attempt to undermine and take over their territory for themselves, while even the Germans will see any government as traitors and rebels. Though its military may find a backer and its people may become cowed, the incredibly fragile state will come to an end sooner than later, unless they get very lucky. Any Nigerian victory will be a disaster, but a successful unifyer to the south and east would be a great threat as well. They were already founded in the war against one of those potential unifiers and all contenders for power recognize that a united Congo is a dangerous Congo. So, either through direct aid in the case of Denard or cheering from the sidelines Bêafrîka must hope for the victory of the regionalists and Jean Schramme.
Katanga, the Regional Alliance, and “The Belgian”.
For the Pan-Africans, the Republicans, the Nationalists and even the Germans survival is not enough: they wish to reunite the old Belgian colony under their vision of the future, and perhaps even seek expansion beyond that. But not all “congolese” feel this way: in particular the province of Katanga sees no reason why it should not be free to plot its own course. Wealthy in its own right with economic ties to the south the elite of the mining provence see no reason why they should be chained to a central government, and are at least partially supported in this by the people. Just what future this “independence” takes is is still up for grabs, but in the chaotic aftermath of Huttings death Moïse Tshombe, Albert Kalonji and Jean Schramme will form a triumvirate to lead the Regional Alliance.
Élisabethville slum. Katanga is the richest province in the Congo, as well as the one with the highest concentration of Belgians, and as such has seen the beginning of a modern city develop in its capital. It has also been the prime region for victims of the Congo Dam to migrate into, on account of its relative stability and high labor demand. This has all combined to put a great deal of pressure on those populating the land south of the lake and the development of modern slums alongside the growing city.
Katanga is, in 1962, the last remnant of Belgian colonial rule left after the German takeover. Not formally of course, that had been swept away along with Belgum itself in the 50s. But just beneath the German surface the old colonial trinity of church, company and stick still held true, and mostly under Belgian control. In the aftermath of WW2 and the establishment of Burgundy many Belgians had chosen to migrate into their old colonial territory, either for political or economic reasons. Their numbers would soon fill out the officer ranks of the Force Publique, the managerial posts of various new mines and plantations, and the pews of the catholic church. But it would not be the end of their difficulties: the old trinity clashed with Krogmann’s designs for the colony and after formally absorbing it in 1955 the contest began. Where the catholic church once held near total control over healthcare and education, not to mention religious life, Krogmann favored secularism for the european and promoted dechristianization for the native. His hopes for dissolving the FP and for removing french and dutch from the lexicon would be similarly resisted. By 1962 this contest of wills has continued to grind on, with the steady advance of germanization being constantly interrupted by economic and political expediency. The Belgian Katangaians find themselves stuck uncomfortably between German pressure from above and Native pressure from below.
This native pressure is on one hand from the educated evoles, always looking to improve the lot of themselves and sometime of their kin. But it also increasingly comes from the restless masses who have come under pressure from the fallout of the Congo Dam. As the Belgian congo moderately prospered the cities began to grow as well, with the colonial authorities making tentative attempts to accommodate the influx. But after the Congo dam and the German takeover both of these trends changed. Millions of refugees fled the great flood into the wealthiest regions they could go: Leopoldville and Katanga. The population of the cities exploded, and the subsistence agriculture still practiced by most Congolese came under incredible pressure as migrants and squatters proliferated. The Belgian authorities meanwhile were left without the resources needed to truly accommodate this change, and were left with only the Force Publique to try and keep the “indigenes” separate from the new “foreigners”. It was in this context that regionalist associations with the goal of protecting specific people, such as the Lula or Lunda, came to dominate the native political scene, such as it was. Both of these movements discovered that they had similar enemies: both resented German power and feared the “national” native resistance. But this did not yet mean they became allies.
Moïse Tshombe, the nominal head of Katanga. Born to a noble lineage and always wealthy, his desire to be liked and his lack of spin have made him into an ideal puppet for other interests. His current sponsor is the remnants of the old Belgian Union Minière, which comprise much of Katanga’s economy. Though not hated by any “his” government is in reality more beholden to his lieutenants such as Godefroid Munongo.
Katanga had lived in an atmosphere of tension even before the rise of Huttig and the advent of the “Afrikareich” did nothing to alleviate this tension. As part of Huttig’s program to fully disarm the natives and bring all armed forces under SS command he attempted to disarm the Force Publique and Belgian mercenaries, rolling them into its own armed forces. Prominent civilian Belgians were arrested and replaced with SS men, leaving both the Belgians and the natives angered. Under this new pressure some decided to give it up: the new regime could not be bargained with as the prior one was, and any resistance clearly meant death. But enterprising elements were not willing to take death laying down: most prominently this included Godefroid Munongo and Jean Schramme. Using their own wealthy connections and estates as payment they would form small resistance groups, and would be the first formal alliance between the Belgians and the regionalists. To cut a long story short when Huttig dies and the Germans retreat to Leopoldville, those SS governors who do not flee will find their lifespans much shorter than expected, and those brave or desperate enough to resist Huttig will return to power. In the face of nationalist calls to reunite the congo however, the regionalists will move first. With the lavish bribery of local mining conglomerates and the justification of “popular will”, the Belgian community led by Schramme and localist leaders will form the first concret result of their ad-hoc alliance: The State of Katanga.
In its first years Katanga is a divided and unsettled place, forced into unity by the common fear of external subjugation but beholden to competing political camps. The state itself is at least nominally led by Moïse Tshombe, descendant of the kings of the Lunda people and scion to one of the last wealthy native families. He is the figurehead of a poorly organized class of native elites and collaborators, most often independently wealthy and committed just as much to their own economic privileges as they are to the cause of regionalism itself. But despite this Tshombe heads the closest thing to a “popular movement” in the new state: the "Confédération des associations tribales du Katanga" (CONAKAT). Formed in the interest of protecting the livelihoods of the Lunda against the encroaching migrants it is through this party that the people are mobilized for war. Relying on traditional authority and elite connections in the name of a tribalism has been effective in at least countering the partisans of the republicans and nationalists which contest the provence. Just as in the other contenders the war is as much a mater of internal division as it is defeating external challenges. But in order to meet those external enemies the party has been obliged to do so with the aid of their “ally”, the Belgians.
Jean Schramme, despite his official profession, is less of a mercenary and more of a Belgian “contractor” who has a reputation for getting things done and resisting German encroachment. Coming to Africa soon after the end of WW2 he is part of a new breed of Belgians who consider Zentralafrika, or more accurately Katanga, as their true home and embrace the ideal of a paternal ruler of their “primitive” neighbors. Being a successful entrepreneur as well as part time leader of the “Leopard Battalion” Jean has become a prominent part of the Belgian expat community. But though he no longer wishes to return to Europe do not think he has forgotten what the Nazi’s did: the old motherland is dead by German hands, and he has not forgiven them.
Just as on the native side the Belgians are divided internally: German policy was frustrating and insulting, but it was also relatively stable and offered a protection against the natives surrounding them. To forgo this protection and risk battle with the world's superpowers in the name of an uncertain independence requires a boldness uncommon in men. But since when did the meek make history? Returning from his armed exile Schremme will find the FP and Belgian police in disarray, and take it upon himself to topple the last of the SS governors. In his mind there is no question: in order for the Belgians to be free and prosperous they must take the risk of rebellion against Germany and carve out their own state in the chaos. But despite his personal exploits he is unable to do this on his own, and so despite his personal distaste for allying with the native regionalists his own backers in the belgian mining and administrative class have forced him to make common cause with “their” evolese. Regardless Schremme has become the critical belgian commander in this rebelion, bringing the remainder of the belgian community with him whether they like it or not. He leads in a mercenary style, never far from the front lines and with a greater emphasis on personal bravery than more mundane things like logistics.
Though Katanga is the heart of the Regionalist Alliance it is still only one part of that alliance: to the eastern flank is Sud-Kasaï, led by Albert Kalonji as the vanguard state of the Luba secessionist movement. Both Kalonji and Tshombe claim to be protecting their people (Luba and Lunda respectively) from becoming minorities within their own land and from becoming the playthings of another foreign power, whether that be Germania, Washington or any other place. They are also both from prominent and wealthy local families, who have cooperated with the belgian colonizers for generations and have every personal incentive to resist foreign acquisition. As such their support is not primarily from the people, but from the oligarchs and the army. These are two significant advantages however: While other factions are scrambling to put together a military, a state, and to pay for it all, Katanga and her allies are able to fall back on the old colonial power structures, expanding the FP and leveraging oligarchical ties to slap together an army faster than their rivals. With the mix of audacious leadership, money and the Schramme loyalist mercenaries/formed FP officers the alliance may be able to snatch its independence despite the lack of international backing.
Map of regionalist victory, Azandeland acts as a placeholder for local authority (or lack thereof), Sud-Kasai is the Luba Empire. The immediate issue facing the regionalists will be export access: the states survival depends on the revenue from its extensive mining operations, and if that material cannot be exported it is worthless. For this Katanga must either negotiate a trade deal with the German remnants, or seek a detente with the self proclaimed frontline of liberation Zambia. Neither is eager to do this, but the world calls for what Katanga can provide, most of all Uranium. Eventually the market will win out, and one side will decide it is better to compromise principle than give the other an opportunity to gain access to the Katanga bounty.
IF VICTORIOUS the Regionalist Alliance will comprise an expanded State of Katanga, the Luba Empire, and a number of minor eastern powers propped up by Katanga. For the Luba and the Eastern chiefs the question of post war politics is an easy one: tribal traditionalism shall prevail as Albert Kalonji names himself king and the local chiefs are either bribed or threatened into compliance with the new order. While some may make efforts to modernize and advance their domains it will only be done under the watchful and occasionally helpful eye of Katanga. The only question remaining is who will be in control of Katanga itself. Jean Schramme is not a reasonable man, or at least not a moderate one: if he feels that he and the Belgians are not granted their proper place he may well try to overthrow Moïse Tshombe and install himself as the leader of the new state. The natives are less than satisfied as well: though free of foreign control it is clear to them that the old order is no longer acceptable: the people who fought and won the war for independence demand that their sacrifice be rewarded in some meaningful way. And most of all the question of race can no longer be papered over: The Belgians and Europeans remain on top, the migrants have been savaged, and the land and jobs available are not enough to satisfy them all.
To reconcile these internal difficulties a conference shall be held between the Belgian leadership of the army and company's one on hand, and the native oligarchs and officers on the other to see if a viable solution can be worked out. On the Belgian side the question is that of security and property: they wish to maintain the full roster of legal rights granted to them by belgian law, to keep their property and company concessions, and for a Belgian “veto” in the national government to ensure that Belgian rights are not trampled by some future populist government. On the CONAKAT side is a desire to renegotiate the terms of the “social contract”: to ensure a majority native voice in government which cannot be overruled by Belgian privilege, greater native ownership of property and the full abolition of any legal barriers to their advancement. However both sides are united in seeking stability and in their distrust of the congolese “masses”. Those masses are not without a voice themselves: through labor unions, dissident political parties and new officer associations the experience of warfare has made the people politically aware. If the result of the conference does not give some bones to the people it may find that its support is far too narrow to be stable.
Union Minière, once the undisputed master of the Katanga economy, has declined somewhat under German overlordship. With a majority of its shares owned by the Belgian state and its former leadership fleeing to America after the end of the war its foundations were shaky. When Krogmann began the great sell off and rescinded the Belgian Congo’s autonomy the company found itself in yet more hot water. Transitioning to a locally owned company within Zentralafrika itself the Union has been forced to cut back on its paternalistic spending to make ends meet. Beyond the typical demands for labor rights and wage increases the Kantaga people also wish for a return to the housing, education and social protection once afforded by the leviathan. With its place in Katanga once again secure this may just be possible.
A successful conference will be one of compromise. For the people a number of social protections and laws will be promised: greater state funding to education, hospitals, and housing will be promised, along with a hike in wages. In order to afford this the belgians will need to accept their privileged economic position comes with a responsibility to fund the state which protects it: though direct taxes may be a bridge too far a system of expected “gifts” and an expansion of the old paternalism into state guided policy may work out. In return for their material contributions the Belgians will receive legal autonomy, organizing their own political parties and keeping their land. The native oligarchs meanwhile would take the national stage, being granted privileged places within the Katanga economy as well as using CONAKAT as their vehicle for political dominance. Concessions and compromises such as these require that all parties trust the other to keep up their end of the bargain, and not simply alter the deal when they feel they are able. And in the aftermath of a brutal civil war and a political culture of corruption such trust is very hard to come by. But if these difficulties are overcome, and Jean Schramme is kept mollified, the new State of Katanga will be ruled as a collaborative oligarchy, keeping real representation out of the hands of the people and wealth in the hands of a few, but also a relatively stable and moderate government which is willing to compromise when need be. Unless it is a question of distrusted ethnic groups attempting to secede from the state or restart Congolese unification, in which case the Katanga Gendarmerie will be the only answer given.
But what if this conference does not succeed? What if the protests outside become too large, or the sides are too inflexible, or if Jean Schramme believes the rights of Belgians are being sold too cheaply? Then the Rule of Fire will come back and those with the force to crush their opposition will prevail. And in Katanga that can only mean one thing: Schramme and his allies will stage a coup, placing themselves in charge once again as an emergency government. Those unwilling to ally with him will be dismissed, replaced with those who are. The new mission of the state is the protection of “Belgian civilization” in Katanga, with Schramme attempting to revive the old trinity of Church, State and Company under his guiding hand. He never truly wanted to be in this position: he would much rather simply go back to his plantation and be master of his own little world. But he belives that his new homeland calls out for leadership and guts it seems only he can provide, and so he will seek to lead it into the future he envisions. One where the Congo natives are grateful and subservient to their betters, where all the structures of the trinity are led by Europeans to the benefit of all. Of course most of the natives have very different ideas about what the future should look like, and so Schremma’s Katanga will immediately be thrown into a bush war as the old civil war factions reform as guerrilla movements seeking to topple his dictatorship. The profits of Katanga are vast, especially if one is willing to sell uranium to anyone willing to buy, but how long will money and determination be able to hold against the will of the people?
At a stretch the white population of Katanga is 100,000, while the total african population is somewhere north of 1.5 million. This is before one considers the increasing populations of the Luba Empire and the eternal frontier of the Eastern Congo. And then there is the highly likely presence of hostile regimes on the borders: all the money in the world cannot win Schramme this Bush War, and he will either need to swallow his pride and accept democratization for the natives or accept the return of the Reich as suzerain. And even that may not be enough to avoid the rage of a people betrayed.
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2023.06.06 14:42 Hairy-Departure-5451 I need advice with a terrible superior?

I work in a real estate production type field involving people’s money. All of the files are monitored by an atty, who is not my manager but is a superior. When I started we had three attys and this current one I work with is terrible at her job. She has no sense of time management, sits on work, disappears for hours at a time (we are remote), and constantly needs to be reminded of what she has outstanding. It’s so exhausting trying to babysit her, I actually gave notice a few years back in part due to the stress of working with her. Well, 3 years later and all the other attys quit and she’s the only one left. With her volume going up, her performance has gone down. Mgmt did reallocate the responsibilities to allow me to manage the work at a greater capacity, which helps, but the flow is still off, as the work piles up on her desk.I have already indirectly approached mgmt about her in the past and was told it was due to her volume but as the years have passed, they now understand the issue is her.. and our department is suffering. However, I have never gone directly to the president who oversees our department.Well, one of our newer teammates is jumping ship (due to her) and basically unloaded all her frustrations to the president.. I expect a call for my side of the situation. I am never one to throw anyone under the bus, ESPECIALLY to mgmt.I am at a loss as to how to have this conversation. The atty and I mesh well and we have no one else to replace her. We are a small team that works very closely together. We cannot go without her but she is literally the reason our team is garbage and on the bad list with mgmt.
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2023.06.06 14:42 doctorgecko Respect Yukari Yakumo (Touhou)

"Would you like to have a near-death experience? By crossing the boundary between life and death."

Yukari Yakumo

Yukari Yakumo is a legendary youkai with the ability to manipulate boundaries. She is one of the sages who created Gensokyo in the first place, and a good contender for its most powerful resident. Despite this she is also exceptionally lazy, spending most of her time sleeping and foisting most of the problems off on Reimu or Ran. Still, her incredible intelligence and completely inhuman nature means one can never tell quite what she's thinking, and making her angry is a very bad idea.


  • Source Index
  • Perfect Memento in Strict Sense and Symposium of Post Mysticism is an in universe book written by Hidea no Akyuu. She has a tendency to exaggerate and speculate, so her claims should be taken with a grain of salt.
  • Yukari herself is noted to lie quite a lot, so her own claims should also be taken with a grain of salt.
  • In 15.5 Yukari makes use of the urban legend Teke Teke, but her attacks while using this urban legend are fairly in line with her normal capabilities. As it's unclear what effect the Urban legend is having, these feats will be included in this section but marked with Occult
  • Yukari scales to a large number of characters, so here is every Touhou respect thread for the games

Defining Some Terms

Spell Card System: The Spell Card Rules were put in place by Reimu Hakurei in order to make duels between everyone fair, formalized, and safe. It is also the method nearly all Touhou characters will use in-character. Spell card battles have very clearly defined rules and attacks that are agreed upon before a duel with the purpose being that the most beautiful attacks win. In general Spell Cards are characters going easy on the foe, with ZUN outright stating they're not something the characters would ever use if they were serious.
Danmaku: Danmaku are the "bullets" fired in a bullet hell, take many different forms, and are able to be fired by most Gensokyo citizens. They're an essential part of duels in Gensokyo, being used to control an opponent's movement and overwhelm them. They can either be fired in intricate patterns, or just fired rapidly from a single point.
Youkai: Supernatural beings typically born from humanity's fear of the unknown, and the primary residents of Gensokyo. Youkai can be highly varied, but tend to be highly resistant to physical attacks while far more weak to spiritual attacks, such as names and traditions.
Gensokyo: Genoskyo is the region Touhou takes place in, and is a small landlocked region of Japan. It is fully enclosed by the Great Hakurei Barrier (more information bellow). The clearest picture of it shows it containing a few mountains, with it also being noted Gensokyo is small enough to see almost all of it from the Hakurei shrine
  • The Sages of Genoskyo (of which Yukari is a member) are the beings responsible for the creation and maintenance of Gensokyo
Urban Legend Incident: Due to the occult balls various Urban Legends begin to manifest in Gensokyo, and some characters are capable of controlling an urban legend in battle that matches their tempermant. It's worth noting that the effects are present even after the occult balls are removed from Gensokyo though Reisen notes it will soon settle down.

Boundary Manipulation

General Description: Summarized, Yukari's power allows her to manipulate the boundary between any two things.This can apply both to physical boundaries (such as between Gensokyo and the outside world), or even the boundary of concepts (such as human and youkai or night and day).
Direct Combat Usage
Gaps and Warping
Great Hakurei Barrier
Gensokyo's Boundary of Reality and Illusion

Other Abilities

Note that a number of feats here potentially involve boundary manipulation, but it's less explicit
Energy Projection
Shikigami: Shikigami are spirits that have been turned into tools via a patter, that have software installed to control them
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2023.06.06 14:41 Michyrr What should my final two wizard spells be?

The next Wizard level I take will probably be my last. So which two spells should I get which I'm still lacking?
Here's my current list of spells I have access to. The ones marked with an asterisk are ones which are not in my spellbook, but are in my mentor's spellbook, so I can get whenever I have the time and ink to copy them.
1st level: • Absorb Elements • Alarm • Burning Hands* • Comprehend Languages • Charm Person • Detect Magic • Disguise Self • Expeditious Retreat* • Feather Fall* • Fog Cloud • Frost Fingers* • Identify • Mage Armor* • Magic Missile* • Protection from Evil and Good* • Shield • Tenser's Floating Disk • Thunderwave* • Unseen Servant
2nd level: • Arcane Lock* • Darkness* • Enlarge/Reduce* • Gust of Wind* • Invisibility • Detect Thoughts • Enhance Ability • Knock • Locate Object • Magic Weapon • Melf's Acid Arrow* • Mirror Image* • Misty Step* • Rime's Binding Ice* • Scorching Ray* • Spider Climb* • Suggestion* • Web
3rd level: • Counterspell* • Dispel Magic • Fireball* • Hypnotic Pattern* • Leomund's Tiny Hut* • Major Image* • Sending • Tongues* • Water Breathing
4th level: • Arcane Eye* • Banishment* • Control Water* • Fabricate* • Locate Creature* • Polymorph* • Sickening Radiance* • Stone Shape* • Wall of Fire*
5th level: • Animate Objects* • Bigby's Hand* • Cone of Cold* • Contact Other Plane* • Legend Lore* • Passwall* • Rary's Telepathic Bond • Wall of Force*
6th level: • Chain Lightning* • Disintegrate* • Fizban's Platinum Shield* • Globe of Invulnerability* • Move Earth*
7th level: • Forcecage* • Prismatic Spray* • Teleport* • Whirlwind*
8th level: • Demiplane* • Maddening Darkness* • Mind Blank*
9th level: • Foresight* • Gate • Meteor Swarm* • True Polymorph*
I've lost access to Wish, unfortunately.
The campaign involves a lot of Gating to other planes. I shouldn't need defensive spells for myself, since I'm a dragon with 22 AC and 444 HP, but I do have squishy spellcasting kobold allies (a cleric, sorcerer, warlock, and artificer).
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2023.06.06 14:41 Technical_Beyond_284 Nearly got targeted by my bf’s stalker

Never wrote anything here, I’m just gonna try to sum it up efficiently.
I (French 20F) am doing a short contract in a company away from home, so I’m currently lodged in a dorm, and until a few weeks, I didn’t know anyone at work or in the city I live in.
I met a guy on a dating app, and I quickly realized we were working at the same place. I felt comfortable with that fact (we had colleagues in common and he couldn’t behave badly because we literally knew each others position at work, so if something bad happened to me in his company I knew I would be able to report him)
So yeah I was kinda skeptical at the beginning but because I felt a little bit safer, I went on a date with him… And that was one of the best decisions I took so far, because he’s adorable, respectful, funny, interesting, and devilishly handsome. Plus, he introduced me to his friends and he integrated me in the group during a time where I was feeling lonely because I was alone in a place full of strangers.
As opposed to what I said in the title, he’s not currently my bf. We’re in a sort of situationship: all his friends litterally know there’s something between us, we hang out in public all the time, sometimes hold hands etc, and sleep together, but there’s nothing official and that’s fine with me, that’s not the point of the story, just some context.
Here’s the thing: sometimes, I noticed that he was staring at his phone with a worried, even angry look. I didn’t ask any questions because that’s his own business, but I couldn’t help wondering why.
The other day, we went to a party and I stayed at his house for the night. The day after, we woke up late, had some food and took a nap. When I woke up, he was staring at his phone again and told me all of a sudden that he had big issues these days, because a girl was harassing and stalking him.
I was too shocked to say anything. He went on about how she would call him like 30 times in a row if he dared not to answer her messages, was throwing tantrums all the time and threatening him of paying him a sudden visit AT HOME. The worst had happened a few days ago : she managed to enter our company building in order to see him. Let me precise one thing : we need badges to pass the doors and visitors have to pass a security control with guards, and come up with a solid reason to enter the building.
Spoiler alert : when I woke up, he had just received a message from her saying she would be there in 30 minutes. I immediately understood it wasn’t safe for me to stay because if she was stalking him because she liked him, she would be furious if she saw another girl in his house.
He thought exactly the same and brought me home after because he wasn’t sure if she was actually gonna show up or not but he wasn’t ready to take any risk because according to him, she was mad enough to do some really wicked things.
And that was the case : he texted me in the evening and told me she went insane and locked up in his room with a knife, threatening to kill herself. He was forced to call the police and they brought her to the nearest hospital. She’s gonna be sent in a psychiatric unit.
This event really shook me off even if I wasn’t there. If she had seen me I honestly think she would have stabbed me or killed herself. My friend could have been accused of hurting her or worse, or she could have hurt him. I also wonder if it was a coincidence that she decided to show up on that day. Maybe she knew about me and knew I would be there. Maybe she had seen us go grab food outside because she was already in the surroundings.
But I doubt she knew about me because she would surely had taken care of me when I was alone.
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2023.06.06 14:41 smallclaimscourter Feeling unseen/seen✨️

I (27F) am in a long term relationship with a cis man, and I've only ever had long term relationships with men. I've dated women and been intimate with women, yet I still find myself questioning my sexuality all the time - convincing myself I am lying to myself about being attracted to women. It's sooo frustrating!! I am hopeful that my current partner is my forever person, which makes me happy, but I am also sad that I feel I never met the right woman to fully explore that side of myself. Then I feel guilty, because I don't actually want anyone else other than my partner. Ugh. I know I can't be alone in these feelings, and get so sick of people assuming I'm straight.
Recently I've become close friends with two bi girls, and it is so refreshing to feel so seen and understood by them. It's honestly made such a difference to my life, and I am so very grateful for them!
I'm thinking about getting a bi tattoo or something, to make me feel more seen. I've started wearing a badge at work and it makes me happy - though I've also been called an ally, and had to correct people lol.
It's my first post here so hopefully this doesn't break any rules... I know it's probably a bit generic but I just wanted to share.
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2023.06.06 14:41 limanys [Update 2] I [20M] am destroying my life and i'm having a hard time changing my behavior

Link to the previous post :
TLDR: Things are getting better, and i really feel like i changed from my first post
Guess who's back
So i (26M now) kinda looked forward to this update, because it's funny to me to share whatever happened in a 3 year timeframe ahah
So basically a lot of you were right about my ex. I was not in love with her anymore at the time of my post just to clarify, but it still screwed up my next relationship. 4 month after my post i got a new GF that i met in uni.
I would say i was really immature in some way and mature in others, (thing i ommited to say because i was afraid of your reaction, but the reason i was mentally dead and a woman hating was that my ex gf cheated on me, should have said it earlier woops) but i would find talking to my ex pretty normal because she was my friend at the time, and would not comprehend why my current gf was upset because in my mind, she was the only one i loved but anyways.
I didn't want to stop talking to my ex, which meant i was losing a friend, and then have my girlfriend breakup with me some time after. I was definitely mysoginist back then, but my girlfriend back then smacked some senses into me (she is a feminist) and now i feel like i'm okay, still joke about you from time to time if it's witty but i definitely have an healthier view on women now.
I eventually stopped talking to my exgf, and things went better for a while, but i still was immature mainly in the way i handled chores in our flat, i grew up in a family where i contributed to nothing so she had to tell me when to do stuff (don't gang up on me i get it, i have my own flat now ahah) so she eventually stopped loving me and we broke up last year. We're still friend, albeit we talk a lot less than with my previous gf to respect our boundraries and it's fine right now.
I got a good paying job while still at school, fairly sure i'm gonna get my master's degree in november and then probably got promoted in my current company at the end of my cursus. Got a lot of new friends too, that i see weekly at my flat so i'm doing better mentally too, i stopped smoking cigarettes, stopped playing video games that would anger me (League eheh).
But still i feel lonely, even tho my job pays well and i have a good working environnement, i'm not motivated to work, and at the end of the day when i get back in my flat the only thing i see is the reflection of myself on my screen.
For some of you i have a fairly good life right now and i would agree with you, but the thing that matters the most to me is to have someone to talk to when i get back from work, to share whathever happened and to banter with, and i can do that with friends but it's not really the same as doing it with your so. And i kinda feel hopeless in that regard, i feel like i have no opportunity to meet anyone, dating apps are a fucking nightmare so to save myself the anger i removed them all. My friends are almost all guys, and kinda the nerdy types so they don't really know a lot of women too.
So yeah only one thing missing boys and girls, and i'm good.
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2023.06.06 14:41 louied91 IPA Releases New HYFT-Powered In Silico Humanization Platform, Aims to Disrupt the Transgenic Animal Model Market

News Link:
VICTORIA, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd. (NASDAQ: IPA) (“IPA” or the “Company”) today introduced a transformative AI-driven rapid therapeutic screening platform, the result of a collaboration between IPA Canada and its subsidiary, BioStrand®. This innovative solution aims to significantly expedite the early stages of drug discovery by enabling the early elimination of less promising therapeutic candidates, thereby reducing time, cost, and the risk of failure during later stage discovery.
The current transgenic animal model market, reaching USD 17.7 billion in 2021 and expected to grow by 8.1% CAGR from 2022 to 2028¹, has been widely adopted in novel therapeutic discovery, primarily to avoid what was previously seen as time-consuming, expensive, risk-laden, and sometimes unsuccessful humanization processes. However, despite its widespread adoption, transgenics pose limitations of their own, such as a lack of diversity in therapeutic outputs, loss of therapeutic efficacy, and high costs. Addressing these challenges, BioStrand's recently patented technology introduces a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective alternative for early-stage therapeutic discovery.
BioStrand’s platform, termed the HYFT® Proprietary Proteome Presence Assessment, optimizes potential therapeutic drug candidates at an early stage using the multi-functional LENSai™ in silico humanization platform integrated with its patented HYFT technology. This allows a multitude of potential therapies to be analyzed concurrently, reducing analysis time and costs, and ensuring that only the most promising candidates proceed further into the drug discovery process.
The concept of in silico humanization refers to the computational process of making an antibody or protein from a non-human source resemble human proteins. This is crucial for reducing the likelihood of immune responses against therapeutics, while preserving their functionality.
BioStrand's patented HYFT technology, incorporated into their proprietary LENSai software, screens the entire human proteome (the entire complement of proteins that is or can be expressed by a cell, tissue, or organism), as well as various animal proteomes, against candidate therapeutics. This screening is accomplished in under one minute per candidate molecule. This process advances the most 'human-like' molecules, speeding up humanization, reducing the manipulation required before use in clinical trials, and offering a rapid, scalable, and cost-effective alternative to transgenic animal models.
Other existing methods can only assess candidates against a subset of the human proteome, which can result in an incomplete evaluation of a protein's humanness and immunogenicity. HYFT technology, however, uniquely addresses this limitation with several distinct advantages, including:
Leveraging these unique capabilities, the HYFT Proprietary Proteome Presence Assessment offers a more accurate and complete assessment of candidates' humanness and immunogenicity. This supports the development of safer, more effective therapeutic proteins and antibodies while greatly streamlining the drug development process.
"IPA's smooth fusion of computer-driven humanization and immunogenicity testing paves the way for faster development and boosts the potential of new treatment methods," stated Dr. Ingrid Brands, Co-Founder and General Manager of BioStrand. "Our dedication to innovation and pushing the limits of AI-driven therapeutic discovery is represented in this collaboration and integration. We're all about setting new standards in medicine and driving value for our investors.”
IPA has provided insights into its strategic approach for monetizing this breakthrough technology. The plan involves targeting their extensive existing client base, which includes 19 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and hundreds of biotechnology firms. These clients typically face substantial costs, when using transgenic animals, to progress a single therapeutic candidate through the commercialization process. These costs often reach tens to hundreds of millions of dollars per molecule, encompassing upfront payments, milestone payments, and commercial royalties. By introducing a more reliable, efficient, and cost-effective solution via IPA's AI-driven platform, the Company is well-positioned to provide greater results and value for its clients, reducing their costs and accelerating their drug discovery timelines. This increase in quality, productivity, and value is expected to translate directly into increased revenue streams for IPA, fostering substantial financial growth for the Company and its investors.
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2023.06.06 14:40 frosty-22222 My 26 year old girlfriend has dementia?

Throwaway account.
I (33m) live in a foreign country without local language skills. My girlfriend (26f) is a local. She started to mention having memory lapses about 6 months into her job as a content moderator for a well known social media platform, which she started 10 months ago. It's the type of job where you have to watch random garbage content all day.
She told me about heading home from work via public transport despite having her vehicle parked at the office, or forgetting to lock her apartment door. Things like that. In my presence she has never shown any of this behavior (or maybe I didn't pick up on them?). So I was not sure what to think about it (although I occasionally suggested looking for a different job). But this has changed recently.
Last month we decided to go on a week long vacation. We met at my place to share a ride to the airport. She wanted to order a ride on her phone, but instead of selecting the airport as the destination she proceeded to stare at the ride hailing app for what felt like a minute. In tears she told me she forgot where we were going.
I asked her about her sleep and she admitted to only sleeping for two hours because she worked late. Okay so that's why, right? During our trip I did not notice any other memory lapse, everything seemed normal. We've had great sleep every night, so I started to assume her memory issues are purely stress related.
At this time I have been trying to convince her for weeks to quit her current job as the salary (which from a purely financial perspective is way above average in this region) is not worth the toll the job is taking on her, and to see a doctor about the issues she has been telling me about. I have also offered to cover her rent until she finds something new. Unfortunately without success, she is refusing all of it.
She's been back to work for a week now. Yesterday we both enjoyed another day off. I showed her a scratch on my laptop screen and we decided to go out, have it fixed, and then go for lunch and coffee. Everything felt normal, we had a good day. Until this point, the only instance of her 'memory problems' I've witnessed was her forgetting what to put as destination into the ride hailing app.
In the evening we watched a few episodes of Breaking Bad. During a sex scene she turned to me asking why we haven't had sex today yet. But wait a second.. we did. I explained to her we had sex before going out today, in the morning. She had no recollection of it, at all. I thought this was a bad joke at first but I decided to dig deeper, and it turns out she forgot most of what happened during the day.
She did not know I didn't get my laptop fixed (price of screen replacement was not worth it), despite her being there when I walked out of the shop after 2 minutes and telling her exactly what happened. She told me I did get my laptop fixed, without being able to tell me what was wrong with it. She did not remember the scratch that I showed her before, even after showing her the screen damage once again.
She misremembered what we had for lunch, and where, citing a location and a dish that doesn't match reality. She completely forgot about the dinner we just had, of which the leftovers were still on the table in front of us. She didn't remember how many days we spent on vacation, nor the name of the hotel.
That's when she opened up and told me about more instances of memory loss. For example crashing her bike because for a moment she forgot she was riding a motorbike in traffic and thus released the handlebars mid-drive. She previously told me this accident happened for turning too fast.
She also failed to find her way home from work once, driving around aimlessly for half an hour.
At this point I wasn't able to hold back my tears and I was too afraid to ask more questions. This morning she forgot she told me the truth about her recent traffic accident. I feel like she doesn't want me to know about the full scale of the problems she is experiencing, and who knows what else is happening that I don't know about.
I'm begging her to forget about work for a second and go get a proper screening at the hospital. She's refusing to listen, not wanting "additional stress". I have no idea what to do, I can't force her. I'm thinking about sending a text to her mother, and/or friends, to convince her to get help.
How can a 26 year old woman be having these issues? There is no substance abuse, she doesn't drink any alcohol. I can only link this to her work, but those are just assumptions. How do I make her seek serious help for this serious issue?
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2023.06.06 14:40 Jimbo_Jumbo-2007 How do you make a traveling sanbox work?

I am currently preparing to run a campaign in the Forgotten Realms and want to do a sandbox kinda free roam setting, however I do not know how to make traveling fun.
I know about the traveling speeds in PHB, but it seems like it'll just be like: 'you go to (a), it takes an X amount of days.' jump forward in time and you've arrived.
I feel like this limits the hype of exploring, it does not put emphasis on how long you have been traveling, makes the map feel small and just isn't very exiting :(
Somebody got tips?
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2023.06.06 14:39 jamstandZ DOT TEST Refusal

So I'm currently employed in a DOT position, but talks have been swirling of a layoff. So I applied to work part time at another DOT position different company. I arrived on limited time for the drug screen lots of red flags from the collection site. The tech said my urine was over temp, the clinic closed in less than an hour and I had a flight to catch. I wasn't able to produce more urine, so I just called the company they said it's counted as a refusal.They sent me a link for an SAP interview referral. Does anyone know if this can cause me to lose my current DOT position at a different company?? Any ways to fight this? Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.06 14:39 itsSmooth1 National Merit, Housing, etc

  1. I'm a national merit finalist (OOS, I'm from Arizona), and I enrolled in USF and the Honors College on May 1, but due to some familial circumstances (they didn't want me to leave out of state for college, got into big argument, got kicked out for a couple of days), I didn't put USF as my first choice college on the national merit portal at that time. However, I looked at the deadline on the national merit instructions handbook thing, and it says you have until May 31 to declare a first-choice institution. I also called the USF office of financial aid on like May 5th and they told me the same thing, that I had until May 31. However, I forgot that Winsome Nisbette sent an email like in March saying that you had to put them on the national merit portal by May 1st. Currently in my OASIS awards, I see a USF Tradition of Excellence (NM) (2500 dollars) and a USF Green and Gold Presidential scholarship (5500 dollars), but I don't see a full cost of attendance national merit scholarship there yet. I was just wondering if anyone else had the same thing in their OASIS I'm so panicked I missed the deadline or something and am gonna be stuck paying like 30k a year loll. They're supposed to announce it on June 7, per the national merit website, so I'm praying. (I've tried to email Winsome Nisbette multiple times and I haven't ever gotten a response, I called fin aid office and she couldn't tell me whether I was gonna get the full COA scholarship or not)
  2. My other thing is, I got assigned a double suite in Juniper-Poplar, and my dad doesn't want me living in a dorm, he wants me living by myself in an apartment (idk smth about college kids being bad influences). I got assigned off the standby list, and I wonder if I'd be able to cancel it and how much the cancellation fee would be. Also, if anyone has any good off-campus apartment recommendations that would be nice to hear. Do they usually come furnished?
  3. What's your guys' opinion on the Juniper-Poplar dining hall?
  4. I only had in person options for my orientation, does that just mean that the online spots all filled up? I'm on August 3.
  5. I'm in pain because there is the 10,000 dollar Genshaft Greenbaum Travel scholarship, where the application was apparently on the Honors College application, but because I was national merit, I get into the Honors College automatically so I never applied, so I missed out on the application and you can't apply unless you're an incoming freshman. Does anyone have any info on the Honors Travel Scholarship?
  6. I want to maybe do study abroad in Japan (Kansai Gaidai trip in spring 2024), but I was wondering how much it would cost because they don't have any numbers posted.
I know I wrote a lot thx for taking the time to read it 😭
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2023.06.06 14:39 therealshabbir CS50 group class for non-techies

Hey folks. I’m currently a business person. 33 M. And I have been yearning to venture into coding for a very long time. However my problem always has been lack of continuous motivation and consistency.
Last week I was reading a substack on why more and more bootcamps are popping up and why people are inclined towards it and I understood an important factor here — peers. A program where peers at a common knowledge level come together and up skill themselves — again — TOGETHER. There is a support system in place to combat loneliness, boredom, fear of failure, etc,.
So here’s my take. I want to learn coding and a lot of people have recommended that I take CS50 of Harvard Uni which is a FREE online course. I want to start a study-group where we meet every week at a co-working space like WeWork (I can arrange that) watch that week’s lecture together, discuss our understanding and help each other find answers to our mind-block over any sub-topic and then complete the assigments over the week while being in touch with each other.
So who’s with me?
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2023.06.06 14:39 D7meRusher Which Future Event Stories would you like to see and what Event Story ideas do you have?

We all know that with the girls graduating and becoming adults, a new season begins and all, so I thought to myself by making some Event Stories and stuff, so I'm glad to share them here! the current event right now is Galaxy Wedding focused around PAREO and Hina, but I wanted to show off some ideas for future Event Stories, you can also share your ideas in the comments! anyway here's mine.

Neo Fantasy Online (Season 3)

We got an NFO event back in season 1 and 2, and it was my favorite ones, but I've been thinking of a little twist this time, instead of the band playing again and doing quests, let's do this one: "With Roselia joining a Music Agency, the NFO Developers visit their agency and requests them to write a song for NFO." That would be a nice idea in my opinion, we haven't seen this being done yet, so I don't mind seeing one!

University Event Stories

Back in season 1 and 2, we got alot of School Event Stories or Club related stuff, Such as "BackStage Methods" "Boppin' Down the Hallway" "The Cursed Well and The School Spirit" etc. but I would really love it if we got an event story focused around University as well, my first guess is the girls getting used to University, and them visiting the various departments out there, etc. I would love getting an event like this one

Graduated Students visiting their school again

I'm fully aware that this event story is unlikely and all, but it would be quite an emotional story if it ever happens, basically what if the University Students that graduated from Hanasakigawa and Haneoka visited their old schools again to relive the memories? I don't mean attending school again, or wearing the uniforms again, just... visiting it, not attending or anything, just visiting the old rooms and reliving the old memories, I can imagine that could be quite an emotional story, for example, Hina visiting Haneoka after graduation, then starting reliving the memories she had from the Astronomy Club, something like that would be awesome, but as I said, I have a feeling it's unlikely since they graduated.

Those are the ideas I have for future event stories, feel free to share your ideas in the comments or talk about the ideas I have! I would love to hear your idea if you have one, so share it if you have one!
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