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Please pray for Japan

1 missile dropped 200 km from mainland Japan. Japan’s government says one of the ballistic missiles launched by North Korea on Monday likely came the closest ever to the country’s coast.

The government had said the four missiles fell into the Sea of Japan between 300 and 350 kilometers west of Oga Peninsula, northern Japan. 3 fell within Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

A detailed analysis after sharing data with the United States and South Korea projected that one missile fell into waters 200 kilometers north-northwest of Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan.

The analysis has also determined that the 4 missiles likely went down some 80 kilometers apart from one another to form a straight line stretching north to south.

The findings pointing to the North’s improved missile technology have heightened the state of alert among members of the Japanese government.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch brought a new level of threat to the country.

The government plans to strengthen its missile defense system and study ways to promptly provide information to the people.

(Received as is in an email from the Apostolics Of Japan)
Essays in Existentialism: Ice and Fire

Winter came.

The dead would not die and stay dead, the world was at war with itself, and to compound the misery, winter came with a wrath that was a distant memory for most who lived. It did not creep in, nor did it apologize for its untimely birth. Instead, it just rattled the doors and ravaged the land in a different kind of war.

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Game of Snobbery 05x05: A Book Reader’s Recap

For Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 5: “Kill the Boy

It was a sad day in Weisseroff: Carol was benched. But it’s okay, because things opened up with our two other decidedly main characters: Missandei and Greyworm. With the amount of screentime they got, I’m starting to suspect Greyworm might be Azor Ahai reborn? It’d explain why he donned his plot armor when the finest knight in Westeros seemed to have forgotten his. Still, this gender-bent Sleeping Beauty is the closest thing we’ll actually get to female empowerment in the series, so lap it up.

Speaking of female empowerment, our marketed poster-child for it, Deadpan Stormborn, decided it was a really good day for a barbecue, clearly honoring the memory of her advisor who always cautioned her against violence. It’s a really good thing her two dragons that were last seen snapping and scaring the shit out of her are randomly so well trained that they will sit quietly chained up until she gives an order. But hey, what’s consistency, amirite? Missandei must have had the same thought as me, because she decided to call attention to Deadpan’s game of characterization musical chairs. So Deadpan realized she needed to trust her gut by reinstating a barbaric tradition and forcing a prisoner to marry her. Seems she’s keeping up the theme of the season: women can be sexual predators too!

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This is the starting gun. This was it. It’s going to be a wild year. I hope everyone brought their big girl/boy/non-binary pants and straps in. It won’t be smooth sailing from here. But we finally left the fucking dock and I am ready to RUN. 

My money is on the scrappy Northern kids who fell in love at 16/18.