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Honor Games Summary

The Bloodbath
@official-lawbringer severely slices @lawbringer-unofficial with a sword.
@ninja-official and @rawbringer work together to drown @fem-warden-offical.

Day 1
@generaltozenoffical attempts to climb a tree, but falls to his death.
@kenseiayuofficial spears @kensei-official in the abdomen.

Night 1
@rawbringer catches @official-peacekeeper off guard and kills her.
@centurion–official dies from hunger.

Day 2
@kenseiayuofficial sets an explosive off, killing @valkyrie-official, @valkyrie-unofficial, @ninja-official and @SweatpantsGrampstheKensei .
@stab-pokepoke-official tracks down and kills @fem-orochi-official.

Night 2
@orochi-official overpowers @daubeny-official, killing him.

Day 3
@official-lawbringer sets an explosive off, killing @stab-pokepoke-official, @warden-official, @holden-cross and @apollyon-official.
@nobushi-official accidently detonates a land mine while trying to arm it.

Night 3
A sheep dies from thirst.

The Feast
No deaths occurred.

Day 4
No deaths occurred.

Night 4
No deaths occurred.

Day 5
No deaths occurred.

Night 5
No deaths occurred.

Day 6
@rawbringer shoots a poisonous blow dart into @official-conqueror’s neck, slowly killing him.

Night 6
No deaths occurred.

Day 7
@official-lawbringer ambushes @rawbringer and kills him.

Night 7
@official-lawbringer unknowingly eats toxic berries.

Day 8
No deaths occurred.

Arena Event
The arena turns pitch black and nobody can see a thing.
No deaths occurred.

Night 8
No deaths occurred.

Day 9
No deaths occurred.

Night 9
@orochi-official falls into a pit and dies.
@kenseiayuofficial is killed by @orochi-official
The winner is @peacekeeper-in-training from District 3!

Please let me know if you enjoyed this, sorry to all the tributes that died early, better luck next time! I plan on doing a round two #Honorgames sometime this or next week, if you want to be in it please let me know I will do my best to put you in. 

Also I just found out that you can have up to 48 tributes per match so the next #Honorgames will be a bloodbath! >:D

I also plan on improving the descriptions as the randomized dialogue can be a bit… lame. (Keep in mind the randomized results such as death, wounds. etc will stay the same, just the descriptions will be improved upon)

Thank you heros and may the odds be ever in your favor!

View of the battleship USS Arizona taken from Manhattan Bridge on the East River in New York City on its way back from sea trials. Note the Christmas trees on both lookouts atop cage masts, December 25, 1916. Photo by Robert Enrique Muller.

During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the Arizona was bombed. After a bomb detonated in a powder magazine, the battleship exploded violently and sank, with the loss of 1,177 officers and crewmen.

Tell us one favourite character from ten tv shows and tag ten people…

Not tagging but anyone who hasn’t done it can join in. 😝

Holby City - Bernie Wolfe
Last Tango in Halifax - Caroline McKenzie-Dawson
Unforgotten - DCI Cassie Stewart
Bad Girls - Nikki Wade
The Fall - Stella Gibson
Scott & Bailey - DCI Gil Murray
Happy Valley - Catherine Cawood
Doctor Who - Madame Vastra
Lip Service - Sam Murray
Broadchurch - Ellie Miller

Hmmmm. 6 of those characters are police officers, 1 private detective, 1 prisoner, 1 teacher and 1 doctor :)

Enlisted Ranks: Army

There’s nothing I hate more than a story that didn’t even try to get its ranks right. Why is a major giving orders to a colonel? Why is a first sergeant working with a bunch of fuzzies? Why the hell did you just call the sergeant major ‘sir’? 

Military ranks are different across the branches, but if your story features the U.S. Army, here’s a breakdown of enlisted ranks and rank etiquette. (other branches coming soon!)

Ranks in the army follow a numerical pattern, so if you’re ever not quite sure what the name of the rank higher is, you can reference them by nomenclature.
E-series: E stands for enlisted. This refers to soldiers from private to sergeant major. 
O-series: O stands for officer. This refers to soldiers from second lieutenant to general. O-series post coming soon!
W-series: W stands for warrant officer. This refers to soldiers from warrant officer 1 to chief warrant officer 5. W-series post coming soon!

In ACUs, (army combat uniform) the rank is worn in the center of the chest via a velcro patch. In class-A uniforms, the rank is worn on the shoulder.

Each pay grade earns slightly more per month than the one before it. Officers make significantly more money per month than enlisted. Time in service also affects pay, meaning a sergeant who’s been in six years will make more than a staff sergeant who’s been in three years.

E-1: Private
Most people who enlist come in at E-1 unless they were in JROTC, have a college degree, or performed some other feat with their recruiters prior to enlisting i.e. volunteer work, good P.T. scores, etc. This is the lowest pay grade and has no rank. Soldiers who are E-1s do not wear a rank. 
also known as: PV1, fuzzy (because they wear no velcro rank, there’s a patch of bare fuzz in the middle of their uniform. You can buy a patch to cover it.)
Title: Private, PV1

E-2: Private
Yes, there are two ranks by the name of private. You reach E-2 automatically after six months of enlistment. If you enroll in the Delayed Entry Program or have an acceptable P.T. card with your recruiter, you can enlist as an E-2 instead of an E-1. At E-2, you more or less have no more power than an E-1. 
also known as : PV2
Title: Private, PV2

E-3: Private First Class
The final “private” class. You reach E-3 automatically after 12 months of enlistment, assuming you’ve been an E-2 for at least four months. If you were in JROTC for four years, you enter automatically at this rank. This rank still doesn’t have much power, but may be put in charge of other privates and may assist their team leader with tasks, and on occasion may be a team leader themselves.
also known as : PFC
Title: Private, PFC.

E-4: Specialist/Corporal
The last “junior enlisted” class. You reach specialist automatically after 24 months of enlistment, assuming you’ve been a PFC for at least six months. If you enlist with a completed four year college degree, you can start out as an E-4 instead of an E-1. Specialists tend to be team leaders and may be in charge of other specialists and privates. When no NCOs are present, the senior specialist is in charge. 

Corporal, while technically the same pay grade as specialist, is actually an essentially higher rank. It’s a special rank only bestowed on those who are in leadership positions and are awaiting the appropriate time in service/time in grade to be promoted to sergeant. Corporals are considered NCOs while specialists are considered junior enlisted.  Strictly speaking corporals and specialists are the same rank, but in most situations, corporals out rank specialists.
also known as: shamshields, (specialist only) SPC, CPL
Title: Specialist, Corporal


Man, all of that text is boring. Let’s break it up a bit with some rank etiquette, shall we?

• Lower enlisted (E-1 thru E-4) tend to call each other by their surname regardless of rank. Even an E-1 will probably be calling a specialist just by their name. The exception is Corporals, who are considered NCOs and are referred to by rank.

• E-5 and above are referred to as “NCOs,” or non-commissioned officers. 

• NCOs with similar ranks might call each other by their surnames and will call lower enlisted by their surnames. When discussing another NCO with a lower enlisted, they will use that NCO’s proper rank. So a sergeant speaking to a PFC will say “Sergeant Smith needs you,” not “Smith needs you.” Freshly promoted sergeants who still hang out with lower enlisted might not mind their friends calling them their surnames in private, but formally and professionally they’re expected to address their senior properly. 

• Lower enlisted ranks are often called “joes,” especially when an NCO is addressing another NCO about their squad or platoon. “Have your joes had chow yet?” = “Have the soldiers directly under your command eaten yet?” 

• It’s considered inappropriate for lower enlisted to hang out with NCOs and it’s discouraged, especially in the work place. 

Are you all rested up? Great! Let’s get back to the ranks. 

E-5: Sergeant

Finally: the NCO ranks! Unlike the previous ranks, you cannot automatically rank up to sergeant. You must attend special courses and be seen by a promotion board where you’ll be expected to recite the NCO creed and have knowledge appropriate for an non-commissioned officer. From this rank on, lower-ranked soldiers will refer to you as “sergeant” and you will likely be a squad leader or in another leadership position. 

• Lower enlisted do NOT refer to sergeants by their surname unless it is paired with their rank. “Sergeant Smith,” not just “Smith,” or your private will be doing a lot of push-ups. 

• No one calls them “Sarge.” Like… just don’t do it friends. 

• Some pronounce sergeant in such a way it sounds as though the g is dropped entirely. Ser-eant, or phonetically, “saarnt.” 

also known as: SGT

Title: Sergeant

E-6: Staff Sergeant

Sergeant Plus. You probably will have similar responsibilities to an E-5, meaning probably a squad leader unless you need to fill in for a platoon sergeant. Don’t misunderstand; in lower enlisted ranks, private and private first class aren’t that much of a difference. E-5 and E-6 are a definite difference though. It is acceptable to call an E-6 either “sergeant” or “sergeant (name)” instead of staff sergeant. 

also known as: SSG

Title: Sergeant

E-7: Sergeant First Class

At this point the ranks become known as “senior NCO.” E-7 and above cannot be demoted by normal means. It actually requires a court martial or congressional approval to demote an E-7. Like, it’s surprisingly hard to demote people after this point. I once knew an E-7 who got busted with a DUI and STILL didn’t lose his rank.

Anyway, it’s still appropriate to call an E-7 “sergeant” or “sergeant (name)” instead of sergeant first class. SFCs may be platoon sergeants or in some circumstances may hold a first sergeant position. While positioned as a first sergeant, they should be referred to as “first sergeant.” Unless you work at battalion level or higher, this is probably the highest NCO rank you’ll interact with regularly, and in some cases interacting with an E-7 can be as big a deal as interacting with an E-8. 

also known as: SFC

Title: Sergeant

E-8: First Sergeant/Master Sergeant

Another dual-rank. First sergeants are the NCO in charge of a company and are usually the highest ranking NCO soldiers will interact with regularly. They run the company alongside the company commander. All NCOs answer to them and most beginning of the day and end of the day formations will be initiated and ended with them. It is only appropriate to refer to a first sergeant as “first sergeant” or “first sergeant (name).” Do not just call them “sergeant.”

Master sergeants are E-8s who are not in a first sergeant position. Typically these people wind up working in offices in battalion or brigade. It’s only appropriate to refer to a master sergeant as “master sergeant” or “master sergeant (name).”

also known as: 1SG, FSG, (first sergeant only) MSG (master sergeant only)

Titles: First Sergeant, Master Sergeant.

E-9: Sergeant Major or Command Sergeant Major

We finally reach the end of the list: Sergeant Major, the highest ranking NCO. Sergeant Majors will be found at battalion level and higher. Command Sergeant Majors are those that hold a leadership position in a battalion, brigade, etc, like first sergeant vs master sergeant. It is appropriate to refer to E-9s as “sergeant major” or “sergeant major (name).” Typically, a command sergeant major will be referred to AS command sergeant major.

In the U.S., the plural form of sergeant major is “sergeants major.” Outside the U.S., “sergeant majors” can be correct. 

also known as: SGM, CSM

Title: Sergeant Major

Now, for the most important announcement:

Soldiers NEVER, and I mean NEVER, refer to an NCO as “sir” or “ma’am.” Forget what the movies tell you; if your first sergeant is chewing you out, you do not say “ma’am, yes ma’am!” You’ll earn yourself some push-ups and some cleaning duty and probably a counseling. Do you see how under every rank I’ve provided a “title” section? That’s how your soldiers address that rank. Period. The only people who get called “sir” and “ma’am” are civilians and officers. Cannot tell you how many movies I’ve rolled my eyes into my skull because some snot-nosed private is calling their squad leader “sir.” Please cease this immediately. Thank you.

That’s all for scriptsoldier’s rank breakdown of enlisted ranks! Stay tuned for our breakdown of officers, warrant officers, and how your rank affects your standing in your unit!

I am So Done with these criticisms I keep seeing like “It was good and all but Diego Luna didn’t work for me casting-wise, he was too wiry and soft-spoken, not action-movie enough” and I’m like??? SPY???? That’s the point???? Honestly people need to stop forcing the Hypermasculine Jason Statham Aesthetic bullshit irrelevantly onto characters that bear literally no comparison.

Originally posted by lunadiego

Law Enforcement Practices You Might Not Know : Sugar babies and escorts

1. Officers will bait you to talk about sex. No, this is not entrapment on their part and they are allowed to do it.

2. They will contact you again if you flaked on an appointment or denied them all together.

3. They may stand you up on an appointment and contact you later.

4. They will get completely naked. They may even take a shower.

5. They will set up fake businesses.

6. They will let you massage and touch them, but most likely not in the genital area.

You have a website or ad where information regarding money is posted. You have not asked for money in person because you looked for it to be laid out.

If you get caught: The common bail for solicitation is $1k. It could be more or less depending on your location. This should be stashed away in an emergency fund. No matter what the charge, hire a lawyer. They can often reduce the charge to a misdemeanor such as loitering or running a business without a license. It is well worth your time to get assistance in the matter. Credit: The Courtesan Handbook

If you bring up money with the officer, it is solicitation. This is why negotiating “allowance” is more dangerous than escorting when it comes to legal ramifications.