location identified


/pol/ analyzes a newly posted Ahrar al-Sham (Islamic Front) propaganda video originating out of the 15km wide Eastern Ghouta pocket of Damascus, a rebel strong hold.  Ahrar al-sham has killed and captured christians and shiite civilians in areas of their control.

The posters in the thread made a scavenger hunt of it and broke the entire territory up into a grid for participants to claim a quadrant and scour their respective area on satellite map programs to try and connect the surroundings in the video to it’s corresponding overhead view.

Eventually, someone successfully identifies the location and the coordinates are forwarded to Syrian loyalist forces for aerial bombardment.

>tfw 4chan is a faction in the Syrian Civil War

High-end models of Roomba, iRobot’s robotic vacuum, collect data as they clean, identifying the locations of your walls and furniture. This helps them avoid crashing into your couch, but it also creates a map of your home that iRobot is considering selling to Amazon, Apple or Google.

Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Sold

We need a law that requires companies which collect data like this to make it an opt-in service if they wish to sell or share or use our data for anything other than the primary operation of the device.

Humans are Space Orcs: Screaming

What if humanity is the only species that screams when it’s scared? Because honestly, what species in its right mind would make a loud, location-identifying noise when it’s threatened by a danger thing? It terrifies aliens–for them, screaming is only used as a battle cry or something to locate others. It’s rare that a species can do it at all. High-pitched sounds like that are actually unheard of in species without sonar capabilities.

Like, take this example. An alien and a human are walking through some kind of abandoned spacecraft, being stalked by some kind of beast thing. Suddenly, the beast goes running right past them into an adjacent hallway. It doesn’t see them, but it was close.

ALIEN: *starts making nervous, quiet clicking noise with its mandibles*
ALIEN: *jumps and looks over in concern* What… what was that?
HUMAN: What, why did I scream? Uh, it scared me?
ALIEN: Were you trying to scare it off with that… noise?
HUMAN: Uh, no. I was just scared.
ALIEN: But wouldn’t that… didn’t that tell it where we are?
HUMAN: I guess so? I don’t know. Jeez, it just took me off-guard.
ALIEN: But you don’t have sonar, how did you even make that sound?
HUMAN: *shrugs*
ALIEN: …never do that again, please.

Most aliens think that a screaming human is more frightening than any beast.

They don’t like to take humans on missions, because the most common reaction to hearing human scream for the first time is soiling oneself.

the reason water sun/air moons are such a strong combo is because it allows for a greater/intuitive/higher minded capacity for compassion/empathy without necessarily internalizing + (mis)projecting that charged emotion onto others… so long as the air moon maintains a level of personal accountability + finds a necessary outlet for personal emotions.

water sun/air moon people are quick thinkers able to apply lived experience of themselves + others for a bigger project. they are able to disseminate an emotion in front of them and rationally parse each side, easily locating the cause and identifying the effect. they can be master compartmentalizers w/o necessarily repressing or hyperfixating on the emotion. when used correctly, this intellectual project allows for greater awareness of self, which allows a cultivation of the water ego in a way that allows for positive growth and healthy emotional regulation (something that water-dominant people struggle with, esp water-moons)

the downside, though, is a while a Realized Air Moon can facilitate healthy ways to cope with emotion and avoid repression, this tactic in an unrealized air moon creates an environment of deeply held repression and insincere coping mechanisms. the water sun will always do what it is naturally good at: sensing, experiencing, observing. it needs an outlet. this can lead to confusion and self-loathing when they are able to “see all sides” / the point of view / engage diplomatically with an event but still have a nexus of intense emotions and no way of applying that to what it means for they themselves. air moons can have difficulty just feeling. 

How to Save the MIDDLE of Your Story

Here’s a comforting hug for any writer who’s had to suffer the pain of knowing the middle of your story is dragging.

If I’m going to use a hug gif, I’m using this one. 

For a writer, is there any experience worse than writing the middle of a story? Unless it’s knowing that the middle is dragging? Knowing it, yet not knowing how to fix it? This is the epitome of writer despair for me, so I’m guessing there are other people like me.

But after a while, you have to stop wasting time on writer tears, and start figuring out what to do to fix that dragging middle. So you ask yourself: “Why is it boring?” Then you ask yourself: “What’s the opposite of boring?” Then you answer yourself: “Action.” (Maybe only my train of thought takes that route …)

Yup, action. What is your main character DOING in the middle?

Main characters take a lot of actions to achieve their goals. And they take the majority of those actions in the middle of the story, the part that can either feel like riding a roller coaster, or feel like driving a golf cart through a peanut butter river. How do you keep readers from feeling like they’re stuck in the contents of a Reese’s cup?

Identify the MAIN ACTION of your story, and make sure it’s darn enjoyable. 

So what IS the Main Action? To identify it, locate the goal of the story. Like these:

Star Wars = Save Princess Leia. 

Hamilton = Be an integral part of the founding of a nation. 

Harry Potter = Defeat one of the most powerful wizards of all time.

Ratatouille = Become a great French chef. 

When you think about it, all main characters are like Disney princesses with “I Want” songs. 

Then after you’ve identified what they WANT,  figure out what that main character DOES to achieve that goal. For example:

Star Wars = He learns and uses the skills of a Jedi.

Hamilton = He writes and he fights.

Harry Potter = He goes to school to become a wizard.

Ratatouille = He goes to work at Gusteau’s (by using a human puppet) and works his way up through the ranks.

You need to figure out the lovely catch-all term that encapsulates ALL of your hero’s actions throughout the plot. Yeah, they’re going to take A LOT of actions, but every one of them is going to be a part of this wide overarching BIG action. It’s not enough to just figure out the goal, then figure out the obvious strategy a person would take to reach that goal, then call it a day. These work for two distinct reasons. 

Reason One: These actions are IRONIC. 

If the Jedi council were holding auditions for new little Padawan’s, there’s a good chance this guy wouldn’t have gotten a callback:

In the beginning, Luke’s whiney, naive, kind of annoying, and a bunch of other adjectives you could apply to an obnoxious nine-year-old.

When it comes to Hamilton, honestly, at first glance he looks perfectly suited to the main action of “fighting and writing”; those are two of his greatest strengths. That is until you realize that he has zero self-restraint, impulse control, and pushes ALL of his strengths to such extremes they inevitably ruin his life and the lives of others. So, nah this action ISN’T actually perfect for him.

In the beginning of the story, Harry is completely ruled by his abusive Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin: he lives in a pest-infested closet, wears glasses held together with tape and a prayer, and a good day to him is not getting beaten up by Dudley’s gang. In other words, he is utterly powerless. 

And Remy … Remy’s a rat. Rat, plus food. Rat putting his little rat feet on food. 

Or in other words: Irony! The heroes are NOT SUITED to perform these actions. In fact, they’re the exact opposite of what would be easy for them to accomplish. And if the main action is exactly what they’re not suited to do, that action will apply pressure to their weaknesses. And what does pressure do to weaknesses? Forces you to confront and overcome them. Which makes things interesting. Which makes readers and audiences curious. Which are essentials to a good story.

And what’s the second reason these work? 

These main actions are fun. The main action – or the middle of your story – is also the fun and games of the thing. This is why we picked up the book! This is why we spent 14 dollars for a movie ticket! This is the stuff they put in the trailer! Which means it has to be fun. Fascinating. An answer to a longing that this world just can’t meet. Think of this C. S. Lewis quote: “If we find within ourselves a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” You’re a writer, you can CREATE other worlds. Do a good job.

So! To figure out the main action of your story, that will make or break the middle of your story, answer these questions:

1) What catch-all term can encapsulate all the actions my hero must take to achieve their goal? 

2) How is that action IRONIC? How is it exactly what my hero is NOT cut out for?

3) How is that main action FUN? Fascinating? Satisfying because none (or few) of us will ever get to experience it?


Remember when Reddit pol identified the location of Isis bases from their propaganda videos and the Russians bombed them? Crowd sourced investigation needs to be taken seriously, including pizzagate.

(It was reddit who fucked up the boston bomber witch hunt, someone pointed out it was pol that did that nailed the isis bases too, didn’t realize.  quite a track record.)  

anonymous asked:

you like langst so what about something where he self harms or smth? I don't know your triggers so don't write it if it might upset you

No, its not triggering at all! I can write about it, its fine. Though any readers out there who are triggered by this, scroll away as fast as you can! It’s only going to be minor, okay? Just mentioned, no actual injuries take place.
“Lance, I’ve noticed several interesting things from the healing pod logs.” Coran approached the subject carefully, while he and Lance were cleaning up part of the Castle storage bay. Lance hummed, unsuspecting. “Oh, what kind of weird stuff?” The Paladin asked, reaching to scrub a dusty corner.
“Well, the healing pods are also capable of locating past wounds and identifying the cause. I noticed it during the time after you got out of the pod during the whole Castle takeover incident, but I’ve never been able to bring it up lately.” Coran explained, noting the way Lance seemed to stiffen slightly.
“The pods registered that your upper arms and thighs had been slashed open several times, miniscule but deep enough to bleed. By small blades. The latest one is over a year old. Is there something you haven’t told the team?” Coran asked gently, eliciting a sigh from the Blue Paladin.
“I…… I used to self harm. I’m not exactly…..proud, of it, and nobody knows about what I did, but my last cut was way back when I heard about the Kerberos mission failure. When Shiro went missing. I’ve gotten better at not doing it anymore, but sometimes I still get the urge to just-” Lance explained, clearly distressed, and Coran stepped over to pull the young man into a hug.
“It’s alright lad, I won’t say a word. But if you do start again, tell someone. You don’t have to suffer alone, we’re all here for you, alright?” The old advisor explained softly, the Cuban teen nodding into his shoulder.
“Yeah, I got it. Thanks Coran.” Lance sniffles, and the mustached Altean smiled.
“Anytime, Lance.”
I’m a sucker for Lance and Coran being good pals okay?~ Space Uncle Coran is here to soothe all your worries and strife~ plus I kept hearing his voice while writing this for some reason O_O;;
Enjoy your angst anon!

Dylan Klebold’s autopsy report (FULL)

(Page 1) 


Dr. Galloway


1. Through and through close contact large calibre gunshot wound involving the left side of the head (region of the left temple) associated with:
A. Brain injuries - lacerations and contusions
B. Skull fractures
C. Subdural hemorrhage
2. Aspiration blood lower airway and lungs

COMMENT: The autopsy findings in this case reveal that the cause of death is due to brain injuries secondary to a close contact, large calibre, through and through gunshot wound involving the left side of the head. This gunshot wound is consistent with self-infliction.

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This autopsy is performed in the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office in Golden, Colorado on 04/22/99 at 10:30 a.m. This autopsy is done at the request of Dr. Nancy Bodelson, the Coroner of Jefferson County. The identification was made by fingerprints. Concerning location, this body is identified as #11. Members of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department attended the autopsy. I am assisted in the autopsy by Mr. Rob Kulbacki.

History: This is the case of a 17-year-old, white male who is allegedly a victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The decedent was found dead in the library at Columbine High School, and the death occurred on 04/22/99. No other history is available at the time of autopsy.

External Examination: The body is clothed in a black T-shirt with the inscription “Wrath” across the front; a black glove on the left hand with the fingers cut away; blue-green plaid boxer shorts; black pants with a black belt which have been partially cut away; white socks; and black boots. A large calibre, copper-jacketed bullet is present in the right boot. This is given to the Sheriff’s Officer along with the clothing. Present on the left boot was a red star medallion containing a sickle and a hammer. Black suspenders were in close proximity of the body. This is the unembalmed, well-developed, well-nourished, traumatized body of a white male appearing consistent with the stated age of 17. Height is measured at 74-½"; weight is 143 pounds. Rigor is minimal in the neck and the right lower extremity; absent in the other areas of the body. Faint reddish-purple livor is set over the dorsal aspects of the body with appropriate blanching of the pressure points.

Head: The scalp is covered by long, thick, blood-stained, brown hair which measures 6" in length at the apex. Present on the left side of the head, in the region of the temple, ¼" above and ¾" anterior to the left ear, is a circular, large calibre, entrance type of gunshot wound. The wound is surrounded by marginal abrasion, and what appears to be powder, although there is extensive drying artifact which makes this determination difficult. There are small irregular tears in the wound margins. The perforated area of the wound measures ¾" in diameter; the stippling associated with the wound. For identification purposes, this wound will be referred to as “A”. Present on the right lateral surface of the head, ½" anterior to the mid-portion of the right ear, is a generally circular exit type of gunshot wound showing irregular tearing of the margins. This wound measures ½" in diameter. No marginal abrasion or powder residue are observed. For identification purposes, this wound will be referred to as “B”. Ears - the ears are intact. Both ears are blood stained. Eyes - the eyebrows are brown. The sclerae are white. The irides are bluish-gray. The pupils are round, measure 7 mm, and are directed anteriorly. The conjunctivae are pale. Bilateral periorbital reddish-purple contusions are present. Nose - the nose is externally unremarkable. The nasal passages contain bloody fluid. The septum is in the midline. Mouth - the lips are reddish-purple with some drying artifact. There is a blonde mustache on the upper lip. The oral mucous membranes are tan and moist. The tongue is reddish-brown and finely granular without evidence of lacerations or contusions. The teeth are in a good state of dental repair. There is a small amount of hemorrhagic fluid in the oral cavity. Chin - a blond beard, fashioned in a goatee, involves the chin. Dried blood smears the forehead; there are dried blood flow patterns extending across both sides of the face in a predominantly horizontal plane.

Neck: The external surface of the neck reveals no evidence of injury. The neck organs are in the midline without palpable masses.

Chest: The chest demonstrates a normal anterior-posterior diameter. No external trauma is present. The breasts are normal male. Palpating the chest reveals no instability. The axillae are negative to observation and palpation. A moderate amount of brown hair is present in both axillae. 

Abdomen: The abdomen is flat. No external trauma is present. There is some green discoloration of the lower abdomen due to early decomposition. Present in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, is a linear, horizontal scar which measures 3" in length. Palpating the abdomen reveals no organomegaly or masses.

Genitalia: A normal appearing male, brown, genital hair pattern is present. The penis is of normal size, shape, and position; respective scrotal sacs without palpable masses. There is postmortem drying artifact on the anterior surface of the scrotum.

Back: The external surface of the back reveals no evidence of trauma. The anus is intact without any unusual dilatation or trauma.

Extremities: The upper extremities are intact. The nails are intact, short, and clean. A silver-colored ring with a black stone is present on the ring finger of the left hand. There is accentuated dark purple livor involving the portions of the fingers external to the glove on the left hand. Present on the lateral aspect of the left hand involving the thumb and middle finger are several small reddish-brown abrasions, measuring 1/8" in diameter. Present overlying the proximal knuckle of the index finger of the right hand is a purple contusion which also involves a portion of the hand, and measures 1-¼" in size. The forearms are unremarkable. The antecubital fossae reveal no evidence of recent needle puncture marks or scars. The upper arms are intact and unremarkable grossly. The lower extremities are intact. Present on the anterior aspect of the proximal portion of the right lower extremity are several tiny healing reddish-brown abrasions. There is a cluster of three yellow-brown contusions on the anterior-lateral aspect of the right lower leg, varying in size from ¼" to 1". Present on the lateral aspect of the left knee is a cluster of three yellow-brown contusions, varying in size from ¼" and 5/8". The soles of the feet are intact and unremarkable grossly.

Also present in close proximity to the body, in the body bag, were the following personal effects: a pierced earring, a silver-colored pocket watch, and a beaded cloth necklace.

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Internal Examination: Through the usual Y-shaped incision, a thin layer of yellow subcutaneous adipose tissue and reddish-brown musculature are revealed. The diaphragms are intact and arch to the level of the 5th left intercostal space and the 4th right intercostal space. The peritoneal cavity contains no unusual accumulation of fluid. The lining is smooth, gray and glistening. The viscera and omentum are normally disposed.

Pleural Spaces: The pleural spaces are without any unusual accumulation of fluid. The parietal pleurae are smooth, gray and glistening. The bony structures of the chest are intact and unremarkable grossly. The clavicles are intact. There is no soft tissue injury involving the chest wall. The pericardial sac is intact. The lumen contains 10 cc of clear fluid. The pericardium is smooth, gray and glistening.

Thymus: Eight (8) grams of pink, lobular, firm, thymic tissue is present in the anterior-superior mediastinal space.

Neck: The lumen of the upper esophagus and pharynx is patent. The mucosal surface is tan and wrinkled. The lumen of the upper respiratory tract contains blood. The mucosal surface is tan and smooth. The hyoid bone and cricothyroid cartilages are intact.

Thyroid: The thyroid is of normal size, shape, and position, and has a reddish-brown, lobular, firm, gross appearance. The cervical vertebrae are intact. There is no obstruction to the posterior nasopharynx or the posterior aspect of the oral cavity. The major vessels of the neck are intact and unremarkable grossly. There is no soft tissue hemorrhage in the neck.

Heart: The heart is intact and weighs 300 grams. The epicardial surface is reddish-brown, smooth, and glistening. Minimal amounts of epicardial yellow fat are present. The myocardium is reddish-brown and firm without gross evidence of fibrosis or softening. The ventricular walls are of normal thickness. The endocardial surface is reddish-brown, smooth, and glistening. Early subendocardial flame type hemorrhages are present in the left ventricle. The cardiac valves are intact. The valve leaflets are thin and fully pliable. The valve circumferences are normal for this size heart. The chordae tendineae are tan and delicate. The papillary muscles are intact. The foramen ovale is closed. The atrial septum is intact. The ventricular septum is intact. The coronary ostia are in a normal anatomic position and widely patent. The coronary arteries demonstrate a normal anatomic distribution with normal gross features.

Aorta: The aorta is intact and of normal course and calibre throughout. The intimal surface is tan and smooth. The wall is thin and elastic. The main abdominal tributaries are intact.

Respiratory System: The lumen of the lower respiratory tract contains blood. The mucosal surface is tan, smooth and blood stained. The lungs are mildly hyperaerated. The pleural surfaces are pink, reddish-purple, smooth and glistening. The lungs together weigh 850 grams. Serial sections reveal soft, spongy, mildly hyperaerated lung tissue showing evidence of vascular congestion, early pulmonary edema, and aspirated blood. The pulmonary arteries are intact without evidence of thromboembolic disease. The pulmonary veins empty into the left atrium in a normal fashion

Gastrointestinal System: The esophagus is of normal course and calibre throughout. The lumen is patent. The mucosal surface is tan with longitudinal furrowing. The wall is thin. The stomach is in a normal anatomic position. The lumen contains 160 cc of yellow-orange, liquid, gastric contents containing fragments of what appears to be potato skins. The mucosal surface is tan with intact rugae. No peptic ulcer disease or tumor are noted grossly. The small bowel demonstrates a normal anatomic distribution with normal gross features. The appendix is present and unremarkable grossly. The large bowel demonstrates a normal anatomic distribution with normal gross features.

Spleen: The spleen is intact and weighs 180 grams. The external surface is purple and smooth. Serial sections reveal a firm, reddish-purple, splenic paranchyma.

Liver: The liver is intact and weighs 1300 grams. The external surface is reddish-brown, smooth, and glistening. Serial sections reveal a firm, reddish-brown, lobular, normal appearing liver tissue.

Gallbladder: The gallbladder is intact. The lumen contains 12 cc of cloudy yellow-brown, liquid bile. The mucosal surface is smooth and bile stained. The cystic duct and common bile duct are intact and patent throughout. The portal vein, splenic vein, and superior mesenteric vein are intact and patent.

Pancreas: The pancreas is of normal size, shape, and position, and has a tan, lobular, soft, partially autolyzed, gross appearance.

Adrenals: Both adrenals are identified. Serial sections reveal a thin yellow cortex and gray medulla.

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Kidneys: Both kidneys are identified. The capsules strip easily. The left kidney weighs 160 grams; the right kidney weighs 150 grams. The cortical surfaces are reddish-brown and smooth. Bivalving of each kidney reveals a well-demarcated, reddish-brown cortex and medulla. The renal papillae are normal. There is no calyceal scarring. There is no unusual pelvic dilatation. Both ureters are present, patent, and uniform in diameter throughout.

Bladder: The bladder is intact. The lumen contains 20 cc of clear yellow urine. The bladder mucosa is tan and wrinkled. The prostate, seminal vesicles and testicles are intact and unremarkable grossly.

Musculoskeletal System: Other than the injuries to be described under the head, no other significant injuries are observed.

Lymphatics: No gross abnormality.

Venous System: There is no evidence of hepatic vein, renal vein, or portal vein thrombosis. The superior and inferior vena cavae are intact.

Central Nervous System: Reflection of the scalp reveals wound tracts in the soft tissues involving both the left and right side powder staining of the soft tissues comprimising the margin of the wound tract on the left side of the head. There is also a contusion measuring 1-½" on the apex of the scalp. There is a circular perforation which is beveled inward involving the left temporal bone. There is a circular perforation which is beveled outward involving the right temporal bone. Numerous fractures radiate from the circular perforations. Removal of a portion of the calvarium reveals no epidural hemorrhage. 40 cc of subdural hemorrhage overlies the right cerebral hemisphere and on the undersurface of this hemisphere. There is no subarachnoid hemorrhage. There are contusions on the undersurface of both temporal lobes. There is a wound tract across the undersurface of the brain, involving both cerebral hemispheres in the temporal and frortal areas. The brain demonstrates laceration and some pulverization of brain tissue involving the previously mentioned areas. The brain weighs 1500 grams. Serial sectioning the cerebral cortex, the midbrain, the pons, the medulla, the spinal cord, the cerebellum and the pituitary reveals internal injury to the brain involving the anterior aspects of both cerebral hemispheres involving the frontal and temporal areas; and there is injury to the midbrain with predominantly contusion. There is no evidence of any underlying disease of the brain. Examination of the base of the skull reveals a transverse basal skull fracture that involves both temporal fossa and interconnects across the sphenoid bone in the region of the sella turcica. C1 and C2 are intact. The odontoid ligament and odontoid processes are intact. Removal of the dural on the left side of the head reveals powder staining (soot) in the margins of the dura adjacent to the perforated area of skull.


Blood: I obtained two gray-stoppered test tubes of blood from the heart.

Urine: I obtained two gray-stoppered test tubes of urine

Gastric Contents: I obtained two gray-stoppered test tubes and one red-stoppered test tube of gastric contents.

Vitreous Humor: I obtained one gray-stoppered test tube of vitreous humor.

Bile: I obtained one gray-stoppered test tube of bile.

Approximately 100 grams of liver and kidney were also obtained and will be frozen. 

Trace Evidence:

Hair: I obtained random samples of scalp hair and pubic hair. I obtained scalp hair adjacent to the wounds involving the right and left sides of the head.

Nail Scrapings: I obtained nails scrapings of both hands.

Blood: I obtained one yellow, one purple and one red-stoppered test tube of blood from the heart.

All of the trace evidence, with the exception of the blood samples, are given to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Officers upon completion of the autopsy. The blood samples for any evidentiary need are going to be stored along with the toxicology specimens for up to a year.

X-ray Examination: Revealed no evidence of retained bullets.

Wound Summary: The wound of entrance is designated wound “A” in the region of the left temple. The projectile penetrated the cranium through the left temporal bone; extended across the undersurface of both cerebral hemispheres; exiting the head through the right temporal bone. The perforated area on the left side is beveled inward; the perforated area on the right side is beveled outward. Powder is associated with the wound on the left side of the head. The projectile traveled left to right slightly front to back and slightly downward. The characteristics of the wound are consistent with a large calibre weapon; with a close contact range of fire; consistent with self-infliction.

The wound is consistent with 9 mm ammunition.

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Heart: Normal histologic features. 

Lung: Sections reveal intra-alveolar edema. 

Liver: Sections reveal moderate autolysis. 

Kidney: Sections reveal moderate autolysis.  

Spleen: Normal histologic features. 

Adrenal: Normal histologic features.  

Thymus: Normal histologic features.  

Thyroid: Normal histologic features.

Stomach: Sections reveal early autolysis involving the gastric mucosa.

Brain: Sections reveal fragmentation and intraparenchymal hemorrhage.

Entrance Wound A: Sections are of skin revealing a central deeply penetrating wound associated with a few scattered fragments of powder residue in the deeper margins of the wound.

Dura: Sections reveal scattered foci of powder residue adhering to one side of the dural surface.


Blood Alcohol - Negative 

Blood Drug Screen  - Gas chromatography/Mase Spectroscopy

Acid Neutral Extract - No drugs detected 

Basic Extract - No drugs detected

Urine Drug Screen - Negative


The unearthed skeleton allegedly belonging to Teodulo Villanueva, a victim of mass murderer Ronald Baquiran Bae. While Bae is known for the Kawit Shooting, a mass shooting in the Philippines where he shot and killed at least 7 people, injuring a further 12 victims, he is also thought to have killed prior to this event - and the above skeletal remains are thought to belong to one of his earlier victims.

The shooting took place at 9am on the 4th of January 2014. It originated in a shop, where Bae shot and killed a seven year old child before continuing the shooting rampage out onto the street. The age of his victims ranged from 3 years old to 55 years old, and amongst the dead was the pet dog of one of the human victims.

The shooting ended when Bae returned to his home and police confronted him, asking him to surrender. Bae began to shoot at the police officers and during the exchange of gunfire was shot and killed. John Paul Lopez, a caretaker of Bae’s, was arrested and convicted for assisting Bae during the shooting, having helped him re-load his gun. It was from Lopez’s testimony that the earlier victim was located and identified.

The Pirate Cemetery of Madagascar

The World’s Only Pirate Graveyard?

In the 17th and 18th centuries, Ile Sainte-Marie (or St. Mary’s Island as it is known in English), a long, thin island off the eastern African coast, became a popular base for pirates. Up to 1,000 pirates reportedly called the rocky island home, including widely-feared brigands Adam Baldridge, William Kidd, Olivier Levasseur, Henry Every, Robert Culliford, Abraham Samuel and Thomas Tew. They lived in the île aux Forbans, an island located in the bay of Sainte Marie’s main town, Ambodifotatra.

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planning for NaNo, aka, hopefully plugging all the plot holes before November actually begins

The poisoned places on this map stretch from Warren, Pennsylvania, a town on the Allegheny River where 36 percent of children tested had high lead levels, to a zip code on Goat Island, Texas, where a quarter of tests showed poisoning. Source

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Desire pt.1

The outpost was well hidden, carved into the ice of a nameless moon. It was sheer luck they found it at all, and Ren knew they had little time to plan their attack. Time was not on their side, brute force and numbers prioritised over stealth and strategy.

Ren stormed through the jagged halls of the resistance base, his saber dragging across the walls in a primal show of power, the red blade radiating raw energy. His natural Alpha strength was heightened to terrifying levels as he searched for the Omega General, Hux’s mind worryingly silent as he reached out with the force.

It was the silence that worried him most. Hux’s mind was always loud; a smooth machine of ordered thoughts and controlled emotion. Ren had often reached out through the force for the Omega’s mind, finding its structure soothing and centering when mediation failed.

Even now, as he violently tore apart resistance fighters, drinking in their screams as he crushed their windpipes with a flick of his wrist, he desperately kept searching for Hux’s mind. Even with the animosity between the two of them, the thought of the General being tortured-or worse- fueled his anger to primal levels.

The last encounter he had with the Omega had not gone well, the General being stubborn and cold and Ren being abrasive and cruel. His instincts told him to dominate the other, put the Omega in his place and claim him. Hux, on the other hand, refused to back down in the face of Ren’s posturing, dishing out insults and quick wit unbecoming of his sexual designation.

It was infuriating and arousing at the same time, seeing someone so weak being so strong. He had never met an Omega so unwilling to fold in the face of an alpha. Any doubts Ren had of an Omega leading the Order were crushed at their first meeting; Hux thoroughly unimpressed by Ren’s powers and Designation.

It’s what made Ren so outraged and seething with anger as he maimed and sliced his way through the frozen halls of the base. That the pitiful resistance would think they could take Hux, use the Omega as leverage as if he was weak. Hux was far from weak, and Ren would show every being on this kriffing moon the mistake they made.

Ren stopped his rampage and finally used his head, fracturing the mind of a resistance pilot to identify the location of where Hux was held. It wasn’t far from where he was now, and Ren abandoned the Storm troopers and Phasma to continue alone.

Let the base burn; it would be a fitting message to the resistance of what happens when they cross the First Order.

It wasn’t until he was in front of the door to Hux’s cell that he could even feel the Omega’s mind; his thoughts disjoined and faint, fading in and out of consciousness.

The door’s lock gave way at a wave of his hand, and Ren could instantly smell the familiar scent that was Hux, laced with an undercurrent of distress. The Omega was laying unconscious on the floor, his normally slicked back hair an unruly mess of copper. His uniform had been replaced with a grey jumpsuit, and Ren growled at the thought of someone touching Hux, of undressing him.

Unlatching his helmet and tossing it aside, Ren kneeled down by the Omega and cradled him against his chest. Tentatively he brushed his gloved fingers over Hux’s forehead, the Omega’s skin burning to the touch. Hux let out a distressing whimper as Ren combed his hand through the Omega’s fiery hair, and Ren felt the desire to kill the resistance fighters twice over for causing Hux harm.

Through the force he tried to get a grasp of what happened, reading the Omega’s surface thoughts and emotions. It was a jumble of vague images and feelings, with an underlying sense of fear laced throughout.

“Hux.” Ren said softly, cupping the Omega’s jaw. Hux leaned into the touch, pressing his face against Ren’s robes and taking a shuddering breath.

Ren couldn’t help the blush creeping up his neck at the intimate gesture. Hux was scenting him, grounding himself on Ren’s Alpha smell. They weren’t mates, and were barely co-commanders. Yet Hux was using Ren as an anchor, nuzzling against him and finding comfort in the Alpha.

“Hux, wake up. Look at me.” Ren said, turning Hux’s face towards him. Hux’s ginger hair was sticking to his face, his cheeks flush as he slowly opened his eyes.

“Ren?” The Omega’s voice was slurred, and his pupils were heavily dilated as he tried to focus on Ren’s face.

“You’ve been drugged.” Ren said more to himself than to Hux. Hux didn’t respond, instead reaching up and wrapping his arms around the Alpha’s neck and pulling him close. Hux nuzzled against the exposed skin of Ren’s throat, letting out a contented sigh as he clung to the Alpha desperately.

It was what Ren always wanted, what he imagined as he jerked himself off alone in his quarters time and time again. Taming the proud Omega, making him writhe and moan for Ren and only Ren.

Yet it was off, wrong. The dream was tainted by Hux’s condition, the Omega barely awake enough to know what he was doing or why. It stained the dream instantly, and Ren grit his teeth in anger at what had been done to Hux, at the intimate moment being nothing more than a stolen embrace.

“Can you walk?” Ren asked, his arms hesitantly wrapping loosely around the Omega. Hux didn’t respond, instead moving his lips along Ren’s neck before licking a stripe down his skin.

Ren couldn’t stop the moan that escaped his lips, his hands gripping the Omega tighter and his eyes fluttering shut at the pleasant sensation. This close to Hux, with the Omega’s rich scent filling the air and desperate whimpers against his skin, Ren felt his cock responding despite the direness of the situation.

“Hux, I’m going to carry you.” He breathed, embarrassed by his body’s response. Hux was not in his right mind, unaware of what he was doing. Moving his arms behind Hux’s back and behind his knees, Ren lifted the Omega up bridal style in one smooth motion.

The Omega murmured something unintelligible against his chest, gripping tightly to the Alpha’s robes. It was jarring, how helpless and vulnerable Hux looked. Hux, who was always the model officer; stiff and uncaring, ruthless and cruel. Yet here he was, reduced to his base desire for comfort, clinging to Ren like he was his mate. If everything about the situation hadn’t been so wrong, so against Hux’s nature, Ren might have enjoyed the advances, Of finally having Hux how he only imagined possible.

Instead, Ren held the General close, shielding the Omega as he walked over the bodies of the Rebels he had killed only moments earlier. He needed to get Hux out of this hovel of a base, away from these other Alphas, and safe once again on the Finalizer.

Safe with Ren.

Nitpicking the video by Game Theory on Gman = Nihilanth

Why ? Because it’s fun, there’s nothing more to it.

That being said, let’s talk about the vid :

  • The video’s intro is a mix of cringe and actual sort-of nice love letter to the original’s intro. It’s a nice idea but it comes out weak in actual excecution, a pattern we should get used to when it comes to his videos. You really don’t need fidget spinner jokes, you made that joke already in previous videos of yours.
  • Showing Half Life Wikia - I know it’s a stretch but hey, if Mat Pat can do that, then why not do it too ? Combine Overwiki is the only source of info that has updated and confirmed info about the series. Most fans of HL DO know that fact.
  • Assuming that 18-19 year olds today never heard about the series outside of HL3 jokes…. that’s pretty sad, don’t you think ? I know a content creator has to focus on their audience but assuming things can be ALWAYS left out. Why not just say a sentence similar to “And if you don’t know the series, let me explain”. I know many people who heard about the series outside of the joke, many actually got to know about it thanks to countdowns & top tens, siblings or other family members, or on their own. I got to know about it thanks to Portal 2 being a game in its universe, and I’m 18. Generalizing is a good tool when trying to reach a bigger audience, but come on. Let’s just hope it was a joke, even if it was an unfunny one.
  • “Gordon [..] experienced the worst first day ever” - It was never stated it’s canon, it’s actually highly implied that it WASN’T his first day.
  • “Why is his face uglier than others ?” - Good job wasting an argument about gman’s appearance being different than other humans’s. Yep, it’s never really brought back again in the video. His apprearance is meant to be so to show he isn’t a human being. For all we could know he could be a human with superhuman abilities, which is why the choice of making his look, act and speak much different was made. It’s a rather obvious point, but at least I made it.
  • The way Mat behaves makes it seem as if he’s SUPER confident in what he is showing. “I know the answers”… except we then hear that it’s just a theory.
  • Sans comparison isn’t bad, but only works as a comparison and nothing more and thankfully it doesn’t come back in the video
  • HL2 happens around 15-20 years after HL1, not 20. There is no canonical date because of a narrative choice Valve made - Gordon wakes up knowing absolutely nothing and being in a completely different situation than the one he was previously in. The same thing is with the game’s location. We are identifying as him in the game, so we cannot know unless Gordon gets to know it himself.
  • Combine doesn’t have to adjust as much as most think - they brought many of their resources to Earth WHILE using Earth’s. Yes they were wrecking the planet in order to get them, but if they weren’t dependent on their technology more then destroying the Citadel and the Portal wouldn’t make that much sense. After all, the Portal was the only way to get to their homeworld and get support in case of a major rebel uprising
  • One thing I can agree on - Gman IS the chess master, and another thing I could agree with - Gman being RELATED to Nihilanth. It’s overall, an interesting skeleton of a theory that could be nicely build upon if there were good arguments for it.
  • That being said, no Gman couldn’t BE a Nihilanth and here’s the first reason why - how can we know if Gman is even the same species as Nihilanths ? Are there any higher, more evolved races that could fit Gman more ? Can Nihilanths shapeshift ? The examples used in the video could apply to many other alien species that we might not even know of yet.
  • Vorts were enslaved by Nihilanth, they do not remember him fondly. Because of Gordon freeing them from him, they see Freeman as a messaiah figure, a saviour.
  • “They are connected !” Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah, they are both “Nihil-anths” (Not men, aka humans). About that, don’t you remember that G ordon  FreeMAN = G MAN ?  This entire argument was a huge and desperate stretch
  • Another desperate stretch - Same voice actors doesn’t mean the same character. If we go by that logic, does that mean Barney (also voiced by Michael Shapiro) is a nihilanth too ?
  • “Comes another” is most likely about Gordon being another one trying to take him and his kind down, as other Nihilanths were murdered and or enslaved by Combine.
  • Third arm on alien’s bodies was on their stomachs, more or less around the chest area in the centre, not their necks.
  • And here’s the most insulting part to me - We should be thankful for a content creator making a video on a series that was abandoned by its creators. A sentence heavily implied in the video. Just because you’re popular and influencial doesn’t mean you have a right to say that with smugness to a fanbase you were scared to anger. No dude, you could easily not include this remark. What you just did only makes people think that your ego is messing with your head already, and only bad things happen when it’s done with that.

TL;DR - the theory itself is an interesting idea to think about, but the execution of the video is not great. Mat Pat should try to talk about himself less and his already overused jokes and focus on the topic itself.

PS: I never hated or hate MatPat, I’ve been subscribed to him and watching his videos for 3-4 years now. I can still criticise his videos, without doing that in the past. Also I’m not a native english speaker, I may misunderstand some things.

EDIT: Forgot & now added the “Comes Another” thing

Free apps for witches pt 1

Stop, Breathe, & Think is a guided meditation app. There is an ios and android version. After a recent update, you can also get messages via kik and slack. 

Skyview– This one is for my planetary and astrological witches. “ You don’t need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find popular constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate planets in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.” It’s available for ios and android. 

Best Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Guide– this one is only for ios but it is a comprehensive guide to essential oils, how to mix them for what purpose and how to use them. There is also a pro version but I wouldn’t actually spend money on it. But it’s your wallet, do what you want. 

PlantNet is available for ios and android. It is an app that lets you take pictures and share them of different plants. It’s like a plant resource on the go to catalog. 

Spellcaster– For ios and Android. This app comes with a spell book that is occasionally updated. The spells in this app include a blessed water recipe, a spell to increase psychic abilities, and a depression ward. You can also view your daily horoscope and visit the app creator’s blog.

I found God but it wasn’t supposed to be (malec ff)

Based on this prompt by @writing-prompt-s
Autocorrect changed your sentence from “I’m good” to “I’m God” an angel appears and says “There you are!”

Pairing: Malec
Rating: T

Words: ~4500

Summary: AU - After closing a particularly spectacular legal case Magnus sends Ragnor a celebratory text only to find himself the victim of autocorrect and having to explain to a very handsome angel (Alec) that he isn’t God, no matter how much he wishes he was right now.

Beta’d by the wonderful @ladymatt

“It remains our primary mission, above all else, to locate God. Remember, this incarnation may take any human form - irrespective of race, age, and gender.”

“Why are they so sure God’s back? There have been no confirmed reports of sightings, let alone actual meetings with God in centuries,” Izzy whispered to Alec as they sat through yet another briefing from the Archangel.

“She’s got a point,” Jace added from Alec’s other side, “seems like they’re just trying to keep us busy. We’re not allowed to smite people anymore but they know everyone’s itching to slip and make a “terrible mistake” on that sociopath who was sworn in a few weeks ago.”

Alec sighed, they’d been having the same damn discussion for weeks now and, privately, he agreed that the search wasn’t a good use of their time. They had much better things to do. They had demons to fight, the occasional miracle to deliver, not to mention endless prayers to listen to and all the people of New York to watch over. But, seeing as the last time the angels stopped searching for God and began delivering ‘justice’ according to their own beliefs had resulted in genocide and a world war, Alec was adamant that such an uprising would never occur on his watch.

“Humans are thanking God at rates that we’ve never seen before,” Alec said resignedly, “Raziel’s laws might be hard but they are the law. If God’s out there, we’ll find them.”

“Lighten up, Alec -“ Jace began, only to be interrupted by the Archangel who was glaring right at them now.

“You each have your duties. Remember, summons may call you to respond immediately if a lead on God’s location is identified,” she said, “so I suggest you get started. The devil and all his demons are only going to get more active as more and more humans allow themselves to succumb to greed and ignorance.”  


[From Ragnor 18:45 Even for you, getting John Thorn to admit to being the only one to have ever fired his custom revolver and thus, admitting to murder at his own trial, was a coup.]

Magnus smirked as he read Ragnor’s message, surprised that his friend was even still awake let alone following his court case, given it was almost midnight in London. Even if taking down the head of a new White Supremacy group for murder had hit the international press hard when the trial had wrapped up so spectacularly this evening. Pausing just long enough to set down his black martini, Magnus quickly typed out a reply which he knew would likely rile Ragnor further. They had a competition each year to see who could prosecute the biggest criminal and this victory pretty much sealed the deal in Magnus’ favour, for the third year in a row. It wasn’t his fault he really was that good. But as he hit send he saw a bubble pop up above his final word and knew he was about to be the victim of autocorrect. Resigned to his fate, Magnus took a sip of his drink before looking back at his phone to see what the damage was:

[From Magnus 18:46 What can I say, unlike other mere mortals, I’m God.]

Nearly choking on his martini with laughter as he saw that for once autocorrect had actually improved his message, changing ‘I’m Good’ to ‘I’m God’. That really would incite Ragnor. But before he had a chance to properly indulge in thinking about Ragnor’s ire, a man appeared before him in a sudden glow of almost blinding light. As the light receded Magnus saw that it was not an ordinary man, but one that looked like some kind of avenging angel. His black, military-style clothes and tall, warrior’s body were paired with glorious snow white wings that looked like they’d been dipped in liquid emerald, the last row of feathers were a green so deep and dark they were almost black. Even though his expression was serious, Magnus could have sworn he saw a flare of interest in those hazel eyes that went so well with his wings.   

“There you are! God, we’ve been looking for you everywhere!” the angel said as though he’d been searching for Magnus forever, even though that didn’t make any sense.

“Were you looking for me?” Magnus asked intrigued, as he got up and walked toward the angel, deciding he may as well get a good look at him from up close before whatever kind of illusion this was shattered and he lost the chance, “I don’t believe we’ve been formally introduced, I’m Magnus,”

“Alec,” the Angel replied, a shy smile transforming his face as if he’s just as captivated by Magnus as Magnus was by him.

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Charming: A Kol Mikaelson Imagine

Request from Anon: I can’t wait until these fics are up! They look so good! I hope that you can add this one to your list too: using the spell to find out where Klaus’s enemies are, Freya uses it to find the enemies of Rebekah, Elijah, and Kol. The most surprising one is Kol’s and not because of what you think, it’s because he only has like one enemy, while his siblings have dozens around the world. When asked how, it’s because he made more friends than enemies when he wasn’t daggered.

Sorry this has taken so long, lovely. Hope you like it, enjoy x

“That’s not possible. How, out of all of us, do you have the least amount of people wanting to kill you?”

The Mikaelson siblings were currently gathered around Freya’s map identifying the locations of their enemies. Naturally, Klaus had many. He was perhaps the most famous out of all of them, his reputation known and loathed by many. Elijah had been next, having ever so slightly fewer enemies than his hybrid brother, but nonetheless it could be said a price was on his head. Staying by his younger brother’s side these past centuries had no doubt contributed to that. 

Rebekah had been next. Her numerous enemies had been expected. After all, with her looks, her attitude and her older brothers, it wasn’t like she was the most popular of all them. But it had been Kol’s turn that caused such surprise among the siblings. 

With only a few red dots scattered across the map, Freya had concluded that out of all of her vampire siblings, the youngest brother was perhaps the one in the least amount of danger. 

Of course, the surprise was formed from the Mikaelsons’ knowledge of their brother. He had a reputation of his own; sadistic, murderous, cocky, arrogant, the list could continue for pages. 

However, before Kol could answer his brother’s question, he was interrupted by their own speculative thoughts. 

“It’s probably to do with the fact he was daggered for centuries. Not enough time to cause trouble.”

“Or the fact that he’s died twice. I mean, the first time, his entire sire line died with him. That eliminates a hell of a lot of vampires with grudges.”

Kol listened to his siblings debate about all the possible reasons as to why he was safer than the rest of them. A cheeky yet knowing smile graced his face, enjoying the attention. 

Freya stomping on his foot soon wiped that off. His older sister gave him a look that others would have run from, obviously warning him to tell them the truth. 

He coughed, a hint of that smile still present on his face.

“Maybe it’s because I chose to actually be nice to people from time to time.”

His siblings stared at him, their eyes wide. Kol had the urge to smile again, however, the warning look from Freya made him think it would be better not to. 

“That’s utter nonsense,” Klaus was the first to respond, “Little brother, you have a highly negative reputation about you. You don’t get that just from making friends.”

Kol scoffed. It was just like his brother to doubt him, but then again, what brother didn’t criticise their siblings from time to time? He knew he’d definitely done it in the past millennium. 

“I actually believe our dear brother is telling the truth, Niklaus,” Elijah’s words were the ones to cause shock this time, “His reputation may paint him as a psychotic maniac, but it also paints him as charming.”

Kol’s smile widened. Charming

Klaus looked his brothers up and down, still chewing on the fact that Kol, Kol of all people, had chosen to be friendly during the time he was actually conscious. He had to admit, it was a wise decision. It certainly would’ve benefited the rest of the family given the situation. 

Of course, he’d never tell Kol that. 

What kind of big brother would he be if he let his little brother think he’d actually had a good idea?

“Fine. You made friends. Well done,” Klaus looked at the smile on Kol’s face, hiding how proud he felt, “What are we going to do about the rest of them?”

The Mikaelson family resumed discussing their battle plan. Kol, being fluent in his brother’s emotions, smiled to himself. 

He’d finally done something right.