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Welcome to /ArchaicCooking. This is a subreddit for those interested in learning to cook and discuss the food of the past. Subjects can range anywhere from ancient Roman cookery to the delights of 1700's London. Generally, nothing from the 1800's and above.
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2020.12.03 15:14 DBCMedia Record billions investment in London’s fintech enterprises – but what about the rest of the UK?

Economy experts predict the country’s huge debts from the pandemic might be aided by fintech business profits in the recovery years ahead.
It’s a fact – London is now the second most popular city for global investment in fintech, second only to San Francisco and ahead of New York. A recent report highlights the fact that the UK’s fintech industry has secured a glowing reputation among world leaders and, despite the pandemic, it continues to thrive.
It’s US investors who have shown the greatest confidence in the English nation’s capital of late. They’re responsible for ploughing in up to 60 percent of the current total London fintech funding which today amounts to nearly £3 billion. This good news break is reported on the DBC Media UK financial news website.
It was in the spring of 2020 and during the early coronavirus lockdown in the UK that recruitment firm Roger Walters and market analysis experts Vacancy Soft published some remarkable findings in a report entitled Fintech: Challenger to competitor. Part of the report is featured on the ComputerWeekly web platform.
According to the Walters report, in the first quarter of 2020, London fintech companies generated almost as much investment ($114m) as they did for the whole of 2017 ($148m). To date, London’s fintech firms have secured $3.6 billion (just over £2.733 billion) in venture capital.
As further reported at DBC Media, London secured 169 deals relating to fintech enterprises while Paris claimed the second spot in Europe with 40. London remains the number one attraction in Europe for fintech investors globally. Also earlier this year, joint data published by Dealroom and London & Partners had shown that London-based fintech companies secured 57 percent of European venture capital investment from abroad, especially the States.
Looking at total VC investment into London, 44 percent of all tech-related funding has gone to the fintech industry. The city is home to well over 2000 fintech firms, which means the capital has secured almost double the amount of US VC investment over the same period in 2019.
This is a major boost to the sector and the UK economy, particularly outstanding as it’s been achieved under the dark shadow of coronavirus-related uncertainty, the DBC Media article continues.
The Walters report highlights the fact that $2.2 billion of the total VC London investment was secured by just 50 firms. Among the largest was a $500 million Series D round for Revolut, funding coming from US firms Ribbit Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures, among others.
Further enhancing the reputation of London as an important fintech centre is the recent news that two overseas businesses, Plaid in the US and Clearbanc based in Canada, have selected the capital as the location for their new European offices as part of their expansion plans.
Plaid has opened a new office in Shoreditch, giving it access to everything it needs - investors, potential clients, world-class talent and fintech savvy customers. In its planned London launch, Clearbanc has already committed to a $500 million investment in e-commerce firms.
But what of the rest of the UK? The country’s fintech market currently remains firmly fixed in the city, despite the Walters report noting that tech roles in banking had increased 50 percent since 2017 in regional cities like Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds.
As an example, in 2018, 45 of the UK’s 50 fintech deals worth over £1m involved firms located in London. So while the UK’s total deals nearly doubled to 96 in 2019, bringing in $48bn (almost £46.2bn) investment, only eight of these related to regional businesses.
“In the past few years, we have seen regions outside the UK establish their own tech hubs and as a result, are holding onto talent. With the skills now existing in abundance in the regions, attention needs to turn towards getting fintechs to move or start-up here,” comments Ahsan Iqbal, Director of Technology at Robert Walters.
He adds: “Perhaps the most drastic change was the UK Government’s swift action to ‘shake up’ traditional lending and allow fintech companies to be an official loan provider for the Government’s Covid-19 bailout scheme, introducing fintechs to the masses. As fintechs creep into traditional banking territory, and financial services continue to embed technology into their processes, the sectors stand to become indistinguishable in the next year.”
The report also concluded that fintechs focused on lending are best placed to ride out the coronavirus crisis, because of their ability and capacity to work in ways that traditional banks could not.
As normal restrictions on lending are waived to enable companies to ride out the crisis, AI will play a significant role in enabling the financial services sector to provide simultaneous support to thousands of businesses. This at a rate far greater than the capacity of their current underwriting team. As a result, AI-driven fintech lenders will be the biggest ‘winners’.
Another consequence of the pandemic could be yet another significant increase in the UK’s use of online banking, which already has some of the highest customer user rates on the planet. These reached an all-time high of 73 percent last year, according to the Fintech: Challenger to competitor document.
The report concludes: ‘Lockdown and social distancing measures mean that banks have had no choice but to scale back their retail operations and instead push customers towards digital platforms.’
Overall, the report has shown that even amid a global pandemic and the widespread uncertainty it’s created, London’s fintech industry is a world-leader and can continue to attract investment and support. That’s not just a boost for the future of the fintech sector in the UK but the country’s economy. With soaring debts caused by Covid-19 to keep the UK afloat, it’s certainly sorely needed for general economic recovery in the years ahead.
You can read the whole DBC Media article at: https://dbcmedia.co.uk/2020/11/13/us-investors-plough-billions-into-uk-fintech/
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2020.12.02 21:48 TCUKF Surinder Singh route realistic with covid complications or should we just go the Family visa: Spouse route?

The background: (Me: US /Antigua&Barbuda passport, Him: UK born)
We met in January 2017, spent lots of time together off and on in person, then married November 2017 in NYC on his tourist visa then 3 weeks later he left to go backpacking in Guatemala.
Went on honeymoon to Mexico 8 days January 2018, thought it was great wondered about living there. I went back to NY, he stayed in Mexico and explored for a while then went back to London in February. In April I went to the UK for 10 days then we drove through Calais and did am EU road trip for 2 months. In June, we drove back to London where I stayed for 3 days then flew back home to NYC.
In October, we both decided that California would be cool to see and met there where we stayed for a month before buying a car and driving to Mexico. March 2019, we adopted two huskies. After staying nearly 6 months in Mexico just traveling and living in AirBnB's we decided to try to settle somewhere comfortable for our dogs, since we're both quite flexible. We drove back through the US in May searching for an affordable house with a lot of land for the dogs to run.
In July of 2019, we bought a house in Tennessee (big mistake) and attempted to get him residency as my spouse but new Trumpian rules made things more difficult than we cared to deal with (plus mental health professionals are far too expensive and my husband needs to see a psychiatrist at least monthly). Most importantly, my husband was refused entry when he left mid July and returned with a bit more time despite the fact that we had planned to leave again (just by land down to Mexico) and had proof (non-refundable tickets and such to events in a clear path from the border down to Mexico City).
In September 2019, I basically abandoned my house in Tennessee and found someone to drive me, my dogs and our most precious belongings in our car down to the border where he was waiting for me. While in Mexico, we realized it would just be easier to live in an EU country together than the US or the UK and since we both speak Spanish, (his C2 to my B1) and actually like Spain we decided to move there.
In December of 2019, we flew to Brussels, visited some family picked up his van in the UK and drove to Seville where we started all of our paperwork.
*I apologize in advanced for my American date format... but unfortunately, I am an American :) *
Main point
The issue is that while I would prefer to stay here in Spain and I do plan on giving it a few more months, coronavirus has made the people in my neighborhood a bit difficult to approach. Many people have lost their jobs and businesses are closing for good every week. The job market was dismal before all this and getting a job now seems unlikely considering the skills that we have. We realistically cannot live off of our savings forever (Maybe another 10 months before things get really concerning) and have a support system in the UK that we don't have here or in the US.
We cannot satisfy the financial requirement My husband has a few people he knows in London that are actually thriving due to covid and need extra help and can get a permanent job that meets the financial requirement but obviously that comes with the 6 month time limit which would leave me with two wild huskies that are near impossible to care for alone. We also don't have enough to pay two people's rents in expensive cities while separated. He also has issues with mental health that we've been working on together (with the help of his psychiatrist) and we worry that if forced into another stressful situation, his anxiety and depression might cause a breakdown.

Basically any advice of what you would do in my situation would be appreciated.
To reiterate the question after all that:
In the case that we do end up leaving, which is very likely at this point, Would Surinder Singh be reasonable to attempt a few months down the line? Or is the Spouse route a better option?

//thanks in advance :)
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2020.12.02 16:30 BalHanumanJi Copy-pasta for when idiots go "OMG BJP controlling Facebook for propaganda!"

Idiot

wasn't the facebook india head a bjp supporter?
https://www.opindia.com/2020/11/kapil-sibal-facebook-delhi-high-courtrahul-gandhi-ankhi-das-controversy/
After Rahul Gandhi claimed Facebook India was controlled by RSS, Kapil Sibal appears in Court for the social media giant.
In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, Facebook unilaterally took down over 700 pages, most of them sympathetic to a nationalist narrative. This trend of targeting large pages and groups run by volunteers and special interest groups, with communities running in millions, hasn’t stopped since. No reasons are assigned and appeals aren’t entertained either.
Just over a year ago, in the run-up to the 2019 general election, Congress party embarked on an all-out mission to give the ever-evasive online makeover to their scion Rahul Gandhi, who had hitherto been the subject of spontaneous mockery and ridicule by the people. In the process, they were caught red-handed, having engaged the now infamous and disgraced big-data manipulating digital firm, Cambridge Analytica, which had been in news for its dubious record of weaponizing Facebook data and algorithms to interfere in the electoral process of several countries.
Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica and a whistleblower, submitted to the UK Parliament on record in March 2018 that Cambridge Analytica had worked extensively in India for the Congress party, and he had documents to prove it. British writer, journalist and technology blogger Jamie Bartlett had publicly proclaimed with proof that he had physically visited the Cambridge Analytica office in London and saw a Congress banner posted in the Company CEO’s office as ‘one of its clients’ like a badge of honour!
Adding to the long and questionable list of such high-profile appointments is Ajit Mohan, MD of Facebook India, who used to work with the Planning Commission during UPA days. Sidharth Mazumdar, another employee in Facebook’s public policy team, previously worked for Sonia Gandhi’s strategist and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, is known to have uncharitable views about the Prime Minister and other senior ministers.
It is also well-known that Ankhi Das, the senior Facebook executive in Congress’s cross-hair currently, and head of Facebook’s public policy in India and South Asia has her family aligned to the Trinamool Congress. It doesn’t stop at that. Manish Khanduri, former head of news partnerships at Facebook, had left them to join the Congress party and even contested the 2019 general elections on a Congress ticket, unsuccessfully though.
Despite startling revelations about Congress being in cahoots with Cambridge Analytica, the disinformation giant and its disingenuous attempts to subvert the discourse on new media platforms, Facebook, in particular, Congress and the Left-leaning cabal, that had all along fed off the Nehruvian ecosystem, have the audacity to accuse the BJP of controlling the narrative on Facebook and on other social media platforms, by implication.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/voices/the-congress-charge-of-a-controlled-facebook-in-india-all-that-is-white-is-not-milk/
https://www.livemint.com/Politics/NUcyEwnY9btddSZe0Ujq1K/Cambridge-Analytica-worked-with-Congress-in-India-UK-whistl.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?next_url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fworld%2fasia_pacific%2fwhistleblower-claims-cambridge-analyticas-partners-in-india-worked-on-elections-raising-privacy-fears%2f2018%2f03%2f28%2f1168c04c-328a-11e8-b6bd-0084a1666987_story.html
Facebook Oversight Board, which controls content, has a Muslim Brotherhood figure: Details One of the members of the Facebook Oversight Board is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist outfit banned in multiple Arab and Western countries,
According to the report, Tawakkol Karman was formerly a member of the Islamist Yemeni Islah Party (YIP) that was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. She called the MB “one of the victims of official tyranny and terrorism in the region.”
“Karman was considered a symbol of the Yemeni revolution against the rule of Saleh, but over time she has become associated with intolerance, discrimination and lack of neutrality,” Hani Nasira, a terrorism and extremism expert, told Arab News. It was also reported that following her Nobel Peace Prize win, she was invited to Doha and personally congratulated by Muslim Brotherhood leader Yusuf-al-Qaradawi. The preacher is known to call for suicide bombs and praise Adolf Hitler for “punishing” the Jews.
“Karman’s loyalty to, and association with, governments that flout all norms of democracy, such as Qatar and Turkey, deprives her of any claim to neutrality and objectivity,” she stated further. “Her political rhetoric encourages extremism, divisiveness and shunning of those who disagree with her current loyalties.”
https://www.opindia.com/2020/11/facebook-oversight-board-tawakkol-karman-muslim-brotherhood-figure/
ANKHI DAS WHO SUPPOSEDLY WORKED ON BJP'S BEHALF
While the left-liberal jamaat has accused her of being a ‘BJP agent’, her old Facebook posts tell a different story. In December 2013, Ankhi Das had expressed open admiration for Mamata Banerjee’s political campaign of ‘poribortan (transformation)’ and the ‘Aam Aadmi (common man)‘ gimmick of Arvind Kejriwal. A number of her pro-AAP posts were shared by popular twitter user Ankur Singh.
In a Facebook post slamming ‘cynics’, the Facebook employee posted, “Poriborton – Mamata Banerjee walked to Writers and Arvind Kejriwal takes the metro. we will now see many leaders trying to be aam admi. as they say in Bengali – matite hathte sikhbe – they will learn to walk on mother earth. Of course, cynics may dub it as high on symbolic value meaning nothing in real terms. But anything which puts people at the centre needs to be applauded. I certainly do.”
In March Prior to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, she had organised a ‘Facebook Talkslive’ with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata Town Hall. The event was also graced by ‘journalist’ Madhu Trehan who runs the left-propaganda website, News Laundry.
Facebook controversy refuses to die down as people dig up senior management’s connections with the Congress, TMC, and AAP.
When the Aam Aadmi Party had shared a ‘Jhaadu Dance’ video prior to the Lok Sabha elections, Ankhi Das had dubbed it as a ‘cool campaign’.
Reiterating his Faith in the Congress, Vijay Moorthy- Facebook's PUBLIC POLICY MANAGER had tweeted in December 2013, “To the Congress – arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached! You are a party of deep ideology and resilience. Bring it on!” In another tweet dated October 2013, he wrote, “Rally Nama for Today: Rahul in Delhi and Modi in Patna: Forecast – The former will speak about what he does, the latter will speak about the former.”
Moreover, Moorthy had also made veiled accusations against PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. In one such tweet, he wrote, “What happens when two fascists meet, someone asked me. I shrugged. Said its happening in India’s capital today.”
According to his Linkedin profile, Moorthy is the public policy manager of Facebook India since 2019. At this point, it is clear that while the public policy manager of Facebook is a critic of the BJP, he holds admiration for the Congress party. Although his account is no longer available on Twitter, yet tweets mentioning his username still exist on the microblogging platform.
https://www.opindia.com/2020/08/facebook-links-ankhi-das-aap-tmc-congress-bjp-amit-malviya-allegations/
https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/facebook-political-bias-congress-tmc-aap-bjp-ankhi-das-parliamentary-committee/
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2020.11.29 18:48 thecambridgegeek Audio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - November 2020

I've got what I think is a mostly exhaustive list of the new audio drama series that came out in November, which may be of interest to those looking for new shows. See below. Anyone want to tell me any I've missed, and I'll update it? (Note, "new" here means that the Ep1 of the RSS feed was released, or a previously non-fiction feed started producing fiction.) Listened to any of them that you would recommend?
Previous months are available here:
https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/results.php?proof=Releases&tag1=Audio%20fiction
And the ongoing updates (just in case you don't want to wait for the end of the month) are available here:
https://twitter.com/AudioDramaDebut
And I do a weekly podcast collecting a few trailers here:
https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/archive/add/add.php

11/1: Reverie's Curse (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/reveriescurse
Synopsis: This podcast is a Fantasy Audio Drama with voice actors and sound fx. It is made to play like a show in your ears.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3091be48/podcast/rss

11/1: The Miseducation of John Mark (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: http://whoisjohnmark.com/
Synopsis: After an unarmed black man is killed by a local officer, an unassuming activist, John Mark, sets out to unite his divided city together and stop both sides from descending into chaos. Will he succeed or only make things worse? Find out in this gripping audio drama created and directed by Joshua Williams. Starring Trevon Foster, Adrian Justis, Christina Connerton, Justice Hall, and Jonathan Dauermann. Produced by Joshua Williams, Evan Carrington, and Michael R. Salas. The Miseducation of John Mark is a C-Space Media production.
RSS Feed: https://johnmark.libsyn.com/rss

11/1: The Stygian Chronicles (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://anchor.fm/stygian-chronicles
Synopsis: A collection of stories and tales of horror and fantasy that stretch the boundaries between the real, and unreal - releasing weekly from Halloween 2020.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/383389c4/podcast/rss

11/2: Getting Our Crit Together (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: http://getting-our-crit-together.castos.com/
Synopsis: A comedy D&D 5e podcast where our heroes are actually just interns at a local heroes guild working to fix their mistakes.
RSS Feed: https://getting-our-crit-together.castos.com/feed

11/2: The Call (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Site: https://claybodytheatre.com/the-call/
Synopsis: THE CALL is our brand new podcast drama which deals with the themes of connection and disconnection, timely for the world we find ourselves in today.

11/2: The Dragon's Mark (Fiction - Fantasy)
Site: https://tarynfrazier.com/
Synopsis: Do you believe in dragons? Michael and Brida don't, but that's about all they have in common. After all, he is coming to take the city she has sworn to protect. But a chance meeting leads to a secret friendship---one that will test Brida's resolve and Michael's loyalties. Welcome to a world where art has power, where a friend can be a deadly enemy, and where imaginary dragons are oddly important. There will be magic and monsters, fighting and romance, mystery and geometry, currant buns and pigeons.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1412434.rss

11/2: The Piper (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08wdsyt/episodes/downloads
Synopsis: When strange music makes a girl vanish, a detective and her daughter uncover a terrifying force.
RSS Feed: https://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p08wdsyt.rss

11/3: Astronomica (RPG - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1424833
Synopsis: Welcome to Astronomica, a Stars Without Number actual play podcast. Join Star Master Stan and regular players Colin, Cullen, Geoff, and Kristen as they crew the definitely-not-piloted-by-a-rogue-AI ship The Admiral Grace. From encounters with magnificent space whales to swashbuckling adventures across the galaxy, there is nothing this crew can't make way more complicated than it needs to be. Tag along every Wednesday and listen in as we learn that the true friends were the ones you decompressed and maybe accidentally spaced along the way.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1424833.rss

11/5: Adventure On, Everyone! (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://adventureonpod.buzzsprout.com/1310428
Synopsis: We are an actual play podcast! We plan on uploading on a roughly biweekly basis! Currently running a D and D 5e campaign! Follow us across the socials for any announcements or information we have to pass along to everyone! Hey, also never forget your A.o.E and Adventure On Everyone!!
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1310428.rss

11/5: Smothered (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Site: https://linktr.ee/capriciousproductions
Synopsis: Join two weary homicide detectives as they uncover the disturbing truth about a seemingly simple, open-and-shut murder case. In times of extreme stress and scrutiny, will they make the right choice?
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1225931.rss

11/5: Tabletop Tiddies (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://www.tabletoptiddies.com/
Synopsis: Tabletop Tiddies is a weekly Dungeons & Dragons 5e Actual Play podcast that’s run entirely by marginalized genders. Join Dungeon Master Char and players Amanda, Emily, Rachel, and Sara for their weekly adventures, released every Thursday! It’s our mission to provide a safe place at the table for everyone, and we are thrilled to invite you to join our fun, hilarious, queer, and feminist adventure!
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1348282.rss

11/7: Pod of Wonders (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://podofwonders.wordpress.com/
Synopsis: Role play gaming podcast generally focusing on Dungeons and Dragons.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3cb95960/podcast/rss

11/8: Lost Souls Monologues (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://lostsoulsmonologues.com/
Synopsis: Fictional monologues exploring the idea that we're all a little lost from time to time. Beautiful new writing, performed by an impressive cast including Maggie Wheeler (‘Friends’, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’), Tamla Kari (‘The Inbetweeners Movie’, ‘The Musketeers’) and voiceover superstar Rupert Degas (‘Red Dwarf X’, ‘Pope Joan’).
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1433002.rss

11/8: The Hidden Gate (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://thehiddengatepodcast.com/
Synopsis: A short stories podcast produced and hosted by narrator William Cook and author Eugene Chernett.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3be1b708/podcast/rss

11/9: A Bad Feeling Horror Podcast (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://thewodc.com/a-bad-feeling-horror-podcast
Synopsis: A Bad Feeling Horror Podcast is a WODC original horror anthology series. Each episode includes multiple creepy tales written by the WODC presented by ghoulish hosts.
RSS Feed: https://thewodc.com/a-bad-feeling-horror-podcast?format=rss

11/9: Adventure Check Podcast (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/adventurecheck
Synopsis: Adventure Check is an actual play TTRPG podcast that runs campaigns using Adventures in Middle-Earth and Dungeons and Dragons. With two main campaigns, join this group of friends as they adventure through fantastical worlds.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3a4d3a34/podcast/rss

11/9: Taverns, Travel & Tests (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://taverns-travel-and-tests.pinecast.co/
Synopsis: Taverns, Travel, & Tests is a meme and Food Network infused Actual Play podcast, taking inspiration from cooking shows, internet culture, and a genuine love of tabletop roleplaying games. If you like memes, Guy Fieri, or memes about Guy Fieri, you'll like this podcast. It's like a rib burn-off in a fantasy world.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/taverns-travel-and-tests

11/10: Arcane (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://sonderproductions.net/projects/
Synopsis: A man with no name investigates the supernatural.
RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4633235/episodes/feed

11/10: SPR - Superhuman Public Radio (Dramatised - Superhero)
Site: https://www.superhumanpublicradio.com/
Synopsis: A podcast on the lives and stories of superhumans like you.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/38e2556c/podcast/rss

11/11: From Sad Shires (Dramatised - Historical)
Site: http://www.littlepixieproductions.co.uk/from_sad_shires_podcast.html
Synopsis: A Podcast Audio Drama to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. Harry Harmes and Maisie Merman fall in love in the East End of London in 1914 and marry. Then Harry takes the King's shilling to go off to war. Written by Clive Stubbings and produced by theatre company Little Pixie productions.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3c53fa98/podcast/rss

11/11: Sub-Class Act (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/sub-class-act
Synopsis: A clean 'Actual Play' podcast with a focus on storytelling, sure, but also the lulz.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2bc8aac/podcast/rss

11/12: From Beyond the Broadcast (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/1458391
Synopsis: From Beyond the Broadcast is a storytelling podcast that delivers unusual radio content from other dimensions and alternate whens. Loosely guided by our unwitting host Jamb Handee, each episode gives a glimpse and escape into another realm not unlike our own. Bonus! FBTB acquires talent exclusively rooted in BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and female artistry-- because let's face it; the realms of sci-fi and horror are sorely lacking.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1458391.rss

11/12: Margaret's Garden (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://midnightdisease.net/margarets-garden
Synopsis: Everton was the perfect American suburb, cookie-cutter homes full of every modern appliance imaginable, green grass, and shopping malls, but that was 70 years ago. Now the town sits, empty and rotting. Something beneath the suburbs stirs, and threatens to change everything.
RSS Feed: https://rss.acast.com/margarets-garden

11/12: The Zip Code Plays (Dramatised - Anthology)
Site: https://antaeus.org/plays-events/zipcode-plays/
Synopsis: Celebrate the culture and history of the diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles from the safety of your home. Antaeus Theatre Company presents The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles, a series of six original audio plays, each set in a different L.A. zip code.
RSS Feed: https://the-zip-code-plays.castos.com/feed

11/12: Vile Trials (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://anchor.fm/ghaall
Synopsis: Vile Trials is a story of a medical researcher who is forced to think about what it means to do good. In order for someone to make a difference, they need control and power. But at what point does their primary focus switch from doing good to securing control and power? What are they willing to sacrifice? We also explore the amazing world of (real) medical research on (fictional) gut bacteria strains and give it a nice twist of sci-fi horror.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/11bfd89c/podcast/rss

11/13: Adventuring for Dummies (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/adventuring-for-dummies
Synopsis: Welcome to Adventuring for Dummies! The DnD Actual Play Podcast in a world of no adventuring! Will the Dummies find there way through ancient runes and stacks of paperwork!?
RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:882362137/sounds.rss

11/13: Novice Kidnappers (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Site: https://altelchagla.wixsite.com/official/podcast
Synopsis: Will they achieve the goal?
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1485127.rss

11/13: The Oyster (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: http://oyster.libsyn.com/
Synopsis: In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on “usefulness” to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains?
RSS Feed: https://oyster.libsyn.com/rss

11/14: Recital (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://anchor.fm/ross-graham29/
Synopsis: A slick and surreal drama about ambition behind closed doors.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3f674a28/podcast/rss

11/14: The Far from the Tree Broadcast (Dramatised - Adaptation)
Site: www.farfromthetreeproductions.com
Synopsis: Far From the Tree Productions is a grassroots theatre company based in Vancouver, BC. The seedling of Far From the Tree grew from a desire to create theatre that looked all the way back to its origin, the sacred act of storytelling. Now, as we delve into the auditory landscape, we are excited at the prospect of reaching an audience far and wide. Where will we end up? Who really knows! Expect thrilling audio dramas, discussions on life and art making, complex examinations of simple things, maybe a little music, and much much more! Let's see where the wind takes us!
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3a373bbc/podcast/rss

11/15: The Reignition Theory (Fiction - Science fiction)
Site: https://attheendofthelinepodcast.squarespace.com/reignition-theory
Synopsis: The truth of the world’s most sinister conspiracy is finally revealed - how was the great city of Corraban really destroyed? An account of the final days of the city with interviews, diaries, letters and more. An audiofiction podcast full of espionage, adventure and zombies.
RSS Feed: https://attheendofthelinepodcast.squarespace.com/reignition-theory?format=rss

11/16: Id, Ego and Dice (RPG - Anthology)
Site: https://idegoanddice.libsyn.com/
Synopsis: Hey there and welcome to Id, Ego, and Dice. A weekly live play podcast where I get together with friends and loved ones to play tabletop roleplaying games. We play everything from Dungeons and Dragons to Mork Borg to King Arthur Pendragon. Why the name Id, Ego, and Dice? Well besides it being lazily evocative, and the only name suggested that wasn’t already taken, our game and stories always tend to focus on the player characters themselves. Personal conflicts. Their relationships with other players, the relationships with non player characters, or their relationship with the world itself.
RSS Feed: https://idegoanddice.libsyn.com/rss

11/16: The Gaia Miracles (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.thegaiamiracles.com/
Synopsis: Join me, Barry Orsen, a journalist with Nice Guise Media, as I investigate the Gaia Miracles more than a year after the catastrophic ending in Chicago and the disappearance of Elisa Garvey, my friend and the first reporter to witness one of the Miracles. With each interview, the established story unravels. Who is to blame? The industrial giant at the center of the Miracles, The Hydell Corporation, or the mysterious group who made them a target, Gaia Prime.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/35d8081c/podcast/rss

11/17: "Saint" Nick and the Big F*ck Up (Fiction - Comedy)
Site: https://www.saintnickandthebigeffup.com/
Synopsis: Nick is a part-time mall Santa, who really hates Christmas. And with good reason. But here he is, on Christmas Eve, wearing the red suit. He shouldn’t be working today, but he is. And he’s about to meet a terrible child who will ruin everything. This is not going to end well. But what’s about to happen, isn’t the worst thing he’s ever done...
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/snatbfu

11/17: Dark Tides (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://thedarktides.fireside.fm/
Synopsis: Dark Tides is a twice monthly improvised audio drama series, set in the Hookba Archipelago. The show follows Ernest Marsh, a newly commissioned Park Ranger arriving in the Archipelago. And Allister Stern, a local conspiracy theorist and aspiring cryptozoologist. Together these young investigators unravel a twisted mystery of disappearances and fatal encounters with the uncanny as they search for the truth. Can you trust the voices in your head? Can you survive the troubled waters? Beware the Dark Tides.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.fireside.fm/thedarktides/rss

11/17: Shadows (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://www.spreaker.com/show/shadows_2
Synopsis: New York City, 1983. A private investigator with paranormal ties receives a call from a stripper, whose mother was murdered. A crime lord’s sociopathic son inherits his father’s fortune... and position. And Bakuul, the dark god, grows stronger, as he prepares to enter this world... Shadows is a noir dark fantasy crime thriller, written and produced by Reuben Saffer-Meng. Starring Johnny Salazar, Anna Castiglioni, and Michael Driscal.
RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4630963/episodes/feed

11/17: The Non-Canonical Chronicles (RPG - Comedy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/stuart-holmes/
Synopsis: Prepare to hear chilling tales, mysterious mysteries and thrilling yet questionable battles between Heroes, Monsters and more in this Improvised Comedy Tabletop Podcast!
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/40822e78/podcast/rss

11/18: Fast Radio Burst! (Dramatised - Anthology)
Site: https://anchor.fm/fastradioburst
Synopsis: Contemporary audio dramas in quick, classic form.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3cc9ea00/podcast/rss

11/18: Script Sirens Presents: Siren Screams (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://scriptsirens.wordpress.com/blog-feed/
Synopsis: Script Sirens Presents...Siren Screams!! A six-part horror anthology series, performed as audio plays. These hair-raising tales are not for the faint-hearted. You have been warned. Who are the 'Script Sirens'? A powerful collective of female and non-binary scriptwriters situated in the West Midlands. What is 'Siren Screams'? A project supported (and made possible!) by the Arts Council England. Written, produced and released in 'social isolation' during the lockdown in 2020's extended spooky season of Halloween to Friday 13th of November. The series is an experiment in what new artists can create under these unusual conditions.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/script-sirens-presents-siren-screams

11/18: The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (Dramatised - Historical)
Site: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/womenshistory/the-agitators-podcast.htm
Synopsis: The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester, New York in the 1840s, they were full of hope and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. Follow these brilliant, flawed, and rebellious activists with host Ashley C. Ford. Their message still matters. This six-part podcast is based on the play The Agitators; playwright Mat Smart used historical documents to imagine Susan and Frederick’s conversations. The Agitators is brought to listeners by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and PRX.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.feedburner.com/TheAgitators

11/18: woe.begone (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/woe_begone
Synopsis: An investigation into an online ARG "game", with something mysterious going on in the background.

11/19: Spirit Box Radio (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://hangingslothstudios.wordpress.com/spirit-box-radio/
Synopsis: Spirit Box Radio's new host, the spiritually-challenged Sam Enfield, does his best to guide you through queries about contacting the otherside, advice for the magically inclined, and general guidance for those seeking to participate in the spookier side of life and death.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/5f6a0613185d024c7fd4bc8b

11/19: Tales From Your Mom's Basement (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://www.tfymb.com/
Synopsis: We are a group of Voice Actors, Writers, and Directors that have stories to tell and want you to come along for the ride.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/tfymb/feed.xml

11/20: Fireteam Wildcats (Dramatised - Fanfiction)
Site: https://twitter.com/FireteamW
Synopsis: Pasithea and the rest of Fireteam Wildcats work to overcome a solar system's obstacles in constant peril. Follow Fireteam Wildcats through their journey to become true Guardians. This Audio Drama is not made by Bungie and is a non-commercial fanmade work!
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/fireteam-wildcats

11/21: Hi Nay (Fiction - Horror)
Site: https://hinaypod.tumblr.com/
Synopsis: Hi Nay, literally translated to “Hi Mom”, is a supernatural horror fictional podcast about Filipina immigrant Mari Datuin, whose babaylan (shaman) family background accidentally gets her involved in stopping dangerous supernatural events in Toronto. Written, directed, produced, and created by Motzie Dapul and co-produced and co-created by Reg Geli.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/hinaypod/feed.xml

11/23: Doctor Who Journey Into Time (Dramatised - Fanfiction)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/doctor-whowho
Synopsis: A new full professional-cast, unlicensed, non-profit, and FREE reimagining of the lost Peter Cushing Dr. Who radio pilot!

11/23: Greenhouse (Fiction - Romance)
Site: https://www.atypicalartists.co/greenhouse
Synopsis: GREENHOUSE is an anxious audio love story about a recluse writer and a lonely florist who learn, letter by letter, that the world is a whole lot brighter when you have someone to share your story with. It was created by Lillian Holman and produced by Atypical Artists.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/greenhousepod/feed.xml

11/23: Jim and Jan (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: http://jimandjan.podbean.com/
Synopsis: Fed up of hearing about lockdown? In need of something full of frivolity? Join Jim and Jan in their Audio Drama. *Disclaimer* It is set in lockdown but it's fine because these two are having a blast! They love being confined together, they just love it. Jim, a 70 year old grump from the North of England lives with his wife Jan, a 69 year old alien from London who spends half her time away with the fairies. They're ever so happy so you will be too...nothing eventful happens on a daily basis don't worry. No one gets attacked by a cat. Jan doesn't tell unnecessary and terribly trivial stories that would send you to sleep...So come in for a cuppa as lockdown has brought Jim and Jan to the Irish countryside where they will reside and stay safe; safe in the knowledge that every sarcastic comment Jim makes will fly out of his mouth over Jan's head and hopefully into your ears, each Monday instead.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/jimandjan/feed.xml

11/23: Persona (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1499455/
Synopsis: Tales of phenomenal bodies.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1499455.rss

11/24: Rapture 518 (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://redcircle.com/shows/rapture518
Synopsis: Rapture 518 is a horropsychological thriller Audiodrama produced in Canada. Dr. Sarah Penn is a resident physician, but she has not been at work for a few weeks. Part of this is because of an imperative need to move from her rental house. Part of this is not yet known. And part of this is because of the unpredictable outbreak that’s turned mild mannered pedestrians into flesh-eating sociopaths.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.redcircle.com/08f1afe1-62ce-4253-bad4-657f5070400d

11/24: The Wizard of Bombs (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSqJY_hhbotvMbTDR9zGywA/
Synopsis: A Foundation agent must trek the wastes of a hostile reptilian wasteland to capture an evil sorcerer.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/the-wizard-of-bombs

11/25: Cold Storage (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.corvusaudio.net/cold-storage
Synopsis: Cold Storage is a sci-fi narrative podcast mini-series produced by Corvus Audio, an independent podcast production company based out of Dayton, Ohio, and created by sibling duo Savannah and Harrison Webb. The series follows two mechanics tasked with maintaining an underground doomsday bunker in the aftermath of nuclear war who stumble upon a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the last remnants of humanity.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/cold-storage/

11/26: History is about to misbehave (Dramatised - Historical)
Site: https://historymisbeahave.buzzsprout.com/1474990
Synopsis: A series of audio dramas, artistic creations and interviews inspired by the archive and local history collections relating to York. The city’s civic archive is one of the most significant outside London, covering over 800 years of York’s history as a self-governing authority. The collection is remarkable both for its continuity and its comprehensiveness, detailing all aspects of life in the city. Local organisations and individuals are also represented in the archive’s ‘community collections’ which date from 1529 onwards. Through our award-winning Explore Labs community arts project, we continue to challenge the imaginations of our archivists and artists to use the collections to reach new and diverse audiences of all abilities. History is about to misbehave...
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1474990.rss

11/26: Strangers in Paradise (Dramatised - Adaptation)
Site: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=70
Synopsis: Two True Freaks announces the audio drama adaptation of Terry Moore's STRANGERS IN PARADISE!
RSS Feed: http://twotruefreaks.com/media/podcasts/Strangers/rss.xml

11/27: Calls From A Friend (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://callsfromafriend.captivate.fm/
Synopsis: Calls From A Friend are 5-minutes-or-less short episodes centering around receiving a call from a friend. As the story progresses, the atmosphere gets more chilling and psychological.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/callsfromafriend/

11/27: Witness the Critness (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://linktr.ee/witnessthecritness
Synopsis: Witness the Critness are a group of gamers, artists, writers, and performing artists who happened to get into D'n'D. Now, they want to share their story with everyone else! Current campaign: The Dark of Exandria. Five adventurers take on a journey through the continent of Wildemount!
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3b13ec38/podcast/rss
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2020.11.29 02:00 TylerbioRodriguez The disappearance of Anne Bonny, legendary female pirate from the Golden Age of Piracy. Perhaps solved after 300 years?

Anne Bonny was a female pirate from the Golden Age of Piracy. She is a name you will almost always find in just about any book on the subject, academic or otherwise. A lot has been said and a lot has been written about her. There are minor questions, such as when she was born or why she became a pirate. But the most famous question, is what happened to her? She vanished after a trial on November 28th, 1720, 300 years ago as of today. Well since May I have been searching for an answer and I might have actually figured it out. This story was published in the South Carolina Post and Courier today, and mostly draws from a 71 minute video I wrote for my YouTube channel. The video and article are here but I have written a broad summary of the video if you would like to read it. Sources are all listed at the end.
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOiUgXyk0Fs)
Article (https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-22-year-old-youtuber-may-have-solved-anne-bonny-pirate-mystery-300-years-aftearticle_78fc0a2e-2914-11eb-a5f5-03b65f4d281a.html)

Anne Bonny was a violent lesbian sailor. Anne Bonny was a serial killer. Anne Bonny was a feminist hero. Anne Bonny was an inspirational LGBTQ icon. Anne Bonny was a mere child who didn't think her life through. Anne Bonny was a heroine of the people. All of these phrases have been said by someone. Historians, journalists, bloggers, all of these people saying something like this. None of this is true. She might be a famous icon of the Golden Age of Piracy, depicted in Black Flag, Black Sails, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and so on, but she isn't a well understood figure of history. She was treated as more an oddity by contemporary writers, in the vain of a carnival barker saying come see the freaks. She is a prism to the past, a cipher. Everyone sees something in her that reflects what they believe. So what is the truth? Who was she and what happened to her?
Its a difficult question to answer. Documents are hard to find, mostly kept in libraries across the Americas and the West Indies. Most come in the form of newspapers and short articles, a proclamation from a governor here and there, and court transcripts. Anything written years later is already unreliable, and details that come from the 20th century onward is almost always nonsense.
The Golden Age of Piracy is difficult to define, everyone has a different opinion on when it began and ended. I picked the longest timeframe, 1650 to 1730. An era defined by Henry Morgan, Henry Every, William Kidd, Edward Thatch, and Bartholomew Roberts. In this time period of legendary criminals came a woman named Anne Bonny. Said to be from Ireland, bastard daughter of an attorney and a maid. She moved to the Carolinas, lived a life that included stabbing a maid and almost killing a rapist, before running away with a sailor to Nassau, the Pirate Republic. She falls in love with Jack Rackham, quartermaster for Charles Vane. Rackham seizes power, Anne runs away from her husband and they plunder ship after ship. Eventually Anne falls for a sailor who is really Mary Read, becoming close friends. The British navy eventually captures them, Rackham is hanged but the two women avoid the noose by way of pregnancy. Mary dies in prison but Anne is never seen again.
This is the story as told in Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Pyrates. Who was Captain Charles Johnson? It was an alias, not his real name. Almost certainly taken from the playwright Charles Johnson, who wrote a play about pirate Henry Every. In the 1930s historians mostly agreed Johnson was Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. In the 1980s the general opinion changed to Nathaniel Mist, Defoes publisher. The popular suspect remains Mist, an opinion I agree with while fully admitting it could have been another writer under Mist. The mystery of who Captain Charles Johnson is cannot be solved beyond reasonable doubt, and its not the only problem with the book. Its full of claims without sources and when a source can be used to factcheck it, the facts don't add up. The book takes a true story and almost always twists it for more dramatic events or details almost certainly made up. Anne Bonny's story is the worst example, her chapter is mostly about her father's misunderstandings about silver spoons. It has quotes that were never said at her trial. It contradicts witness statements at the trial. In a book full of lies, Anne Bonny's chapter is perhaps the worst of the bunch.
So what is the truth? Well, Governor Woodes Rogers of the Bahamas first mentioned Anne in a proclamation recorded in the Boston Gazette. He said the pirate John Rackam, notice the spelling difference, stole a sloop called the William from the harbor. He did it with 14 people, 12 men and two women. He lists them as Ann Fulford, alias Bonny, and Mary Read. A key detail of Johnsons account is Mary dressing up as a man and not being discovered to be a woman until the trial. This makes it all very unlikely. There are some scattered papers of two female pirates on a sloop attacking fishing boats reported through September and October, no names are mentioned but we know who this is. The big document is the Tryials of John Rackam and other Pyrates. A pamphlet printed in Jamaica that functions like a transcript, its quite rare and very key to the story. The pamphlet mentions that they robbed several fishing boats, sloops and schooners until October 22 1720. On that day, Rackam was caught by the privateer Jonathan Barnet, who ironically had served as a pirate alongside Henry Jennings in 1715. He caught the pirate after a pathetically short battle and brought them to Jamaica. Rackam was hanged on the 18th. Anne and Mary faced the court and governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, on November 28th in the court house of Spanish Town. Anne Bonny was called Ann Bonny, alias Bonn. There several witnesses were brought forward, captains of vessels they stole, and witnesses to there crimes. They described them as constantly swearing, giving powder to cannons, and boarding vessels with cutlass and pistols drawn. They even tried to kill a female witness at one point. They wore sailors regalia while plundering but dressed in womens clothing when off duty. They were called spinsters of New Providence, and they never said a word to save themselves at trial.
At the end they were condemned to death not far from Henry Morgan's favorite town, Port Royal. But before sentencing was done they claimed quick with child. Following a newspaper in 1721 that referenced the trial and some other scattered reports, they were never heard from again.
So who was Anne Bonny? Well I don't think she was Irish. The name Anne is an English surname, it was popular due to Queen Anne of Great Britains reign but also well known due to Anne Boleyn. The spelling of Anne or Ann also usually denoted social rank at the time. Bonny is a French English name, it comes from the word bon, meaning good. It was mostly associated with Lancashire County but popular in all of England. Those other names, Fulford and Bonn, were also found in England and not Ireland. Fulford was a popular surname in Staffordshire and Bonn is just a fancier spelling of the French word. Nobody at her trial made mention of an accent or red hair, hell she probably had brown hair if she was from England.
She is perhaps the same Ann Bonny who was baptized in St. Giles In the Fields Church in St Giles London in 1690. This Ann Bonny had several siblings and likely lived in St Giles, which was infamously a terrible place of poverty. St Giles was also close to the Tyburn Tree and Execution Dock, so its possibly if this is Anne Bonny, she might have witnessed William Kidds death in 1701.
Its possible if this is the same woman, that she moved to Nassau around 1716. 1716 saw a rise in prostitution in Nassau and if Anne was an adult woman without a husband on that island, odds are likely she was a sex worker. Mary Read was also likely a working girl. In 1720 Governor Rogers started trying to stamp out prostitution because of his stern religious beliefs. Around the same time he was doing this, was when Anne and Mary fled on the William. Perhaps this was the cause of her short piracy career.
Now as to what happened to Anne, well there are many theories. Perhaps she was executed after all, would contradict all the documents mentioning executions, so I doubt it. I doubt she escaped that would have been quite a public sensation. Many believe she escaped after her father paid for her release. This is false, the name often used for her father is William Cormac. This comes from the 1964 romance novel Mistress of the Seas by John Carlova. He made up almost everything, even stealing details from the movie Anne of the Indies, but somehow historians ended up quoting this. David Cordingly quoted it. Colin Woodard quoted it. Kate Williams quoted it. It might be what shows up on Anne's wikipedia page but its not true. We don't truly know who her parents were, I suspect they were probably just poor folk in England, nobody rich or powerful.
This begs the question, where did she go? Anne Bonny's fate is mysterious, Mary Read's isn't. Everyone agrees she died in 1721, but no document is ever shown. Sure some historians say there was a document, coming from a 1989 Clinton V Black book, but I couldn't find it on the internet. The library of Jamaica flat out sent me listings for a childrens book but not a document. I nearly gave up until I found a parish registry on a genealogy website. Mary Read died in April of 1721, the document mentions a Mary Read Pirate buried April 28th. It left me at a crossroads because I felt if there was no document for Mary, then maybe Anne died and nobody reported it. As a joke I typed in Anne's name to the genealogy site. By sheer luck I found a document listed as Ann Bonny, buried December 29th 1733, St Catherines Jamaica. Its the right area, St Catherines is where Spanish Town is. Its only 13 years after the trial, no family is listed and the spelling is without the phantom E Captain Charles Johnson added. There are other Ann Bonny's buried in Jamaica but all are from either 1710 or a far off date like 1790.
If this is her, then what likely happened is, the Governor took pity on her and let her go. There is a precedent, Mary Critchett, the only other female pirate convicted in the Golden Age, was never hanged and probably let go due to her gender. If let go, Anne probably went back to prostitution, no paper trail or taxes or owning a house. The child she had probably died or was taken, Jamaica was a rough place to live. Its what probably killed her, disease like yellow fever or tuberculosis. But she managed to outlive Governor Rogers, who died in 1732, and basically every notable pirate of the era. If she could read, maybe she even read her own legend be born with General History. Regardless, she is indeed a pirate legend, still going strong 300 years later and dare I say probably will remain popular in 300 more years.
She might be a legend now, but she was real once upon a time. She perhaps lived an unremarkable life after a remarkable two month time period. But its not what has been recorded, and it never will be. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend, so says a John Ford classic. Aye, a legend it may be and always be, but the truth can be learned if one looks hard enough. Buried treasure may not be real, but finding the real story behind a nearly mythical woman is nearly as sweet.
Special Thanks to

Script editor, Alexandros Chousakos aka Alexandros The Greek
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Cynical History Forum
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"Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CC2V-G2T2 : 28 February 2020), Mary Read, 1721.
Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Project. https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
The Tryals of Captain John Rackam and other Pirates, 1721 https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/89/68970990-ded9-11e8-be44-1b1f2868c03d/5bdcac97a7f1f.pdf.pdf
Ward, Ned. A Trip to Jamaica. 1698. https://grubstreetproject.net/works/R905?func=intro&display=text

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Appleby, John C. Women and English Piracy, 1540-1720: Partners and Victims of Crime. Boydell Press, 2015.
Black, Clinton V. Pirates of the West Indies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Bonny Last Name Origin. Surname Database. https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Bonny
British Hair Colour and Eye Colour Percentage. Theapricity.com
https://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?40683-British-Hair-Colour-and-Eye-Colour-Percentage
Brooks, Baylus C. "Peter Heywood." baylusbrooks.com, 2015. http://baylusbrooks.com/index_files/Page2093.htm.
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Child, Ben. Can Margot Robbie save Pirates of the Caribbean from irrelevance? The Guardian. July 2, 2020. https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2020/jul/02/can-margot-robbie-save-pirates-of-the-caribbeans-from-irrelevance
Cordingly, David. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life among the Pirates. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006.
Dolin, Eric Jay. Black Flags, Blue Waters, the Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates. Liveright, 2018.
Dunning, B. "Captain Kidd's Treasure." Skeptoid Podcast. Skeptoid Media, 25 Aug 2015. Web. 11 Aug 2020.https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4481
Eric W. Nye, Pounds Sterling to Dollars: Historical Conversion of Currency, accessed Thursday, September 10, 2020, https://www.uwyo.edu/numimage/currency.htm.
Estephe, St. "Unknown Gender History: Anne Bonny, Serial Killer Pirate – Caribbean, 1720." Unknown Gender History, September 20, 2016. http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2016/09/anne-bonny-serial-killer-pirate.html.
Famous Pirates, Mary Read. https://sites.google.com/a/tomlinsonfox.me.uk/famous-pirates/home/mary-read
Fictum, David. "Anne Bonny and Mary Read: Female Pirates and Maritime Women." Colonies, Ships, and Pirates, May 8, 2016. https://csphistorical.com/2016/05/08/anne-bonny-and-mary-read-female-pirates-and-maritime-women-page-one/.
Fictum, David. "The Strongest Man Carries the Day, Life in New Providence, 1716-1717."
Colonies, Ships, and Pirates, July 26, 2015.
https://csphistorical.com/2015/07/26/the-strongest-man-carries-the-day-life-in-new-providence-1716-1717/
Frook, Evan John. "Verhoeven exits Col's 'Mistress of the Sea's." Variety. Jul 13, 1993. https://variety.com/1993/film/news/verhoeven-exits-col-s-mistress-of-the-seas-108633/
Fulford Family History, Ancestry.com. https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=fulford#:~:text=English%3A%20habitational%20name%20from%20places,'%20%2B%20ford%20'ford'.
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2020.11.29 02:00 TylerbioRodriguez The Legend of Anne Bonny, 300 years later. (Full essay, video and article)

Well here it is everyone. It started on May 30th and it ends today, the evening of the 28th, 300 years to the day Anne Bonny was tried for piracy and never seen again. I would thank everyone here but those who helped are featured in the credits of the video and this post. This subject was covered in an article today in the Post and Courier, and I intend to send this to several newspapers and eventually publish it in a historical journal. The video is 71 minutes long so this post is more or less a written summary of the entire project. All sources are listed at the end.
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOiUgXyk0Fs)
Article (https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-22-year-old-youtuber-may-have-solved-anne-bonny-pirate-mystery-300-years-aftearticle_78fc0a2e-2914-11eb-a5f5-03b65f4d281a.html)

Anne Bonny was a violent lesbian sailor. Anne Bonny was a serial killer. Anne Bonny was a feminist hero. Anne Bonny was an inspirational LGBTQ icon. Anne Bonny was a mere child who didn't think her life through. Anne Bonny was a heroine of the people. All of these phrases have been said by someone. Marcus Rediker, Kate Williams, David Cordingly, reactionary bloggers, all of them. None of this is true. She might be a famous icon of the Golden Age of Piracy, depicted in Black Flag, Black Sails, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and so on, but she isn't a well understood figure of history. She was treated as more an oddity by contemporary writers, in the vain of a carnival barker saying come see the freaks. She is a prism to the past, a cipher. Everyone sees something in her that reflects what they believe. So what is the truth? Who was she and what happened to her?
Its a difficult question to answer. Documents are hard to find, mostly kept in libraries across the Americas and the West Indies. Most come in the form of newspapers and short articles, a proclamation from a governor here and there, and court transcripts. Anything written years later is already unreliable, and details that come from the 20th century onward is almost always nonsense.
The Golden Age of Piracy is difficult to define, everyone has a different opinion on when it began and ended. I picked the longest timeframe, 1650 to 1730. An era defined by Henry Morgan, Henry Every, William Kidd, Edward Thatch, and Bartholomew Roberts. In this time period of legendary criminals came a woman named Anne Bonny. Said to be from Ireland, bastard daughter of an attorney and a maid. She moved to the Carolinas, lived a life that included stabbing a maid and almost killing a rapist, before running away with a sailor to Nassau, the Pirate Republic. She falls in love with Jack Rackham, quartermaster for Charles Vane. Rackham seizes power, Anne runs away from her husband and they plunder ship after ship. Eventually Anne falls for a sailor who is really Mary Read, becoming close friends. The British navy eventually captures them, Rackham is hanged but the two women avoid the noose by way of pregnancy. Mary dies in prison but Anne is never seen again.
This is the story as told in Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Pyrates. Who was Captain Charles Johnson? It was an alias, not his real name. Almost certainly taken from the playwright Charles Johnson, who wrote a play about pirate Henry Every. In the 1930s historians mostly agreed Johnson was Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. In the 1980s the general opinion changed to Nathaniel Mist, Defoes publisher. The popular suspect remains Mist, an opinion I agree with while fully admitting it could have been another writer under Mist. The mystery of who Captain Charles Johnson is cannot be solved beyond reasonable doubt, and its not the only problem with the book. Its full of claims without sources and when a source can be used to factcheck it, the facts don't add up. The book takes a true story and almost always twists it for more dramatic events or details almost certainly made up. Anne Bonny's story is the worst example, her chapter is mostly about her father's misunderstandings about silver spoons. It has quotes that were never said at her trial. It contradicts witness statements at the trial. In a book full of lies, Anne Bonny's chapter is perhaps the worst of the bunch.
So what is the truth? Well, Governor Woodes Rogers of the Bahamas first mentioned Anne in a proclamation recorded in the Boston Gazette. He said the pirate John Rackam, notice the spelling difference, stole a sloop called the William from the harbor. He did it with 14 people, 12 men and two women. He lists them as Ann Fulford, alias Bonny, and Mary Read. A key detail of Johnsons account is Mary dressing up as a man and not being discovered to be a woman until the trial. This makes it all very unlikely. There are some scattered papers of two female pirates on a sloop attacking fishing boats reported through September and October, no names are mentioned but we know who this is. The big document is the Tryials of John Rackam and other Pyrates. A pamphlet printed in Jamaica that functions like a transcript, its quite rare and very key to the story. The pamphlet mentions that they robbed several fishing boats, sloops and schooners until October 22 1720. On that day, Rackam was caught by the privateer Jonathan Barnet, who ironically had served as a pirate alongside Henry Jennings in 1715. He caught the pirate after a pathetically short battle and brought them to Jamaica. Rackam was hanged on the 18th. Anne and Mary faced the court and governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, on November 28th in the court house of Spanish Town. Anne Bonny was called Ann Bonny, alias Bonn. There several witnesses were brought forward, captains of vessels they stole, and witnesses to there crimes. They described them as constantly swearing, giving powder to cannons, and boarding vessels with cutlass and pistols drawn. They even tried to kill a female witness at one point. They wore sailors regalia while plundering but dressed in womens clothing when off duty. They were called spinsters of New Providence, and they never said a word to save themselves at trial.
At the end they were condemned to death not far from Henry Morgan's favorite town, Port Royal. But before sentencing was done they claimed quick with child. Following a newspaper in 1721 that referenced the trial and some other scattered reports, they were never heard from again.
So who was Anne Bonny? Well I don't think she was Irish. The name Anne is an English surname, it was popular due to Queen Anne of Great Britains reign but also well known due to Anne Boleyn. The spelling of Anne or Ann also usually denoted social rank at the time. Bonny is a French English name, it comes from the word bon, meaning good. It was mostly associated with Lancashire County but popular in all of England. Those other names, Fulford and Bonn, were also found in England and not Ireland. Fulford was a popular surname in Staffordshire and Bonn is just a fancier spelling of the French word. Nobody at her trial made mention of an accent or red hair, hell she probably had brown hair if she was from England.
She is perhaps the same Ann Bonny who was baptized in St. Giles In the Fields Church in St Giles London in 1690. This Ann Bonny had several siblings and likely lived in St Giles, which was infamously a terrible place of poverty. St Giles was also close to the Tyburn Tree and Execution Dock, so its possibly if this is Anne Bonny, she might have witnessed William Kidds death in 1701.
Its possible if this is the same woman, that she moved to Nassau around 1716. 1716 saw a rise in prostitution in Nassau and if Anne was an adult woman without a husband on that island, odds are likely she was a sex worker. Mary Read was also likely a working girl. In 1720 Governor Rogers started trying to stamp out prostitution because of his stern religious beliefs. Around the same time he was doing this, was when Anne and Mary fled on the William. Perhaps this was the cause of her short piracy career.
Now as to what happened to Anne, well there are many theories. Perhaps she was executed after all, would contradict all the documents mentioning executions, so I doubt it. I doubt she escaped that would have been quite a public sensation. Many believe she escaped after her father paid for her release. This is false, the name often used for her father is William Cormac. This comes from the 1964 romance novel Mistress of the Seas by John Carlova. He made up almost everything, even stealing details from the movie Anne of the Indies, but somehow historians ended up quoting this. David Cordingly quoted it. Colin Woodard quoted it. Kate Williams quoted it. It might be what shows up on Anne's wikipedia page but its not true. We don't truly know who her parents were, I suspect they were probably just poor folk in England, nobody rich or powerful.
This begs the question, where did she go? Anne Bonny's fate is mysterious, Mary Read's isn't. Everyone agrees she died in 1721, but no document is ever shown. Sure some historians say there was a document, coming from a 1989 Clinton V Black book, but I couldn't find it on the internet. The library of Jamaica flat out sent me listings for a childrens book but not a document. I nearly gave up until I found a parish registry on a genealogy website. Mary Read died in April of 1721, the document mentions a Mary Read Pirate buried April 28th. It left me at a crossroads because I felt if there was no document for Mary, then maybe Anne died and nobody reported it. As a joke I typed in Anne's name to the genealogy site. By sheer luck I found a document listed as Ann Bonny, buried December 29th 1733, St Catherines Jamaica. Its the right area, St Catherines is where Spanish Town is. Its only 13 years after the trial, no family is listed and the spelling is without the phantom E Captain Charles Johnson added. There are other Ann Bonny's buried in Jamaica but all are from either 1710 or a far off date like 1790.
If this is her, then what likely happened is, the Governor took pity on her and let her go. There is a precedent, Mary Critchett, the only other female pirate convicted in the Golden Age, was never hanged and probably let go due to her gender. If let go, Anne probably went back to prostitution, no paper trail or taxes or owning a house. The child she had probably died or was taken, Jamaica was a rough place to live. Its what probably killed her, disease like yellow fever or tuberculosis. But she managed to outlive Governor Rogers, who died in 1732, and basically every notable pirate of the era. If she could read, maybe she even read her own legend be born with General History. Regardless, she is indeed a pirate legend, still going strong 300 years later and dare I say probably will remain popular in 300 more years.
She might be a legend now, but she was real once upon a time. She perhaps lived an unremarkable life after a remarkable two month time period. But its not what has been recorded, and it never will be. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend, so says a John Ford classic. Aye, a legend it may be and always be, but the truth can be learned if one looks hard enough. Buried treasure may not be real, but finding the real story behind a nearly mythical woman is nearly as sweet.
Special Thanks to

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Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. George Bonny document
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Boston Gazette, Woodes Rogers proclamation September 5th, 1720. October 10-17th 1720 https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/53/d53297f8-dd54-11e8-a5bb-f382533ea96d/5bda2070535b3.pdf.pdf
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"Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CC2V-G2T2 : 28 February 2020), Mary Read, 1721.
Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Project. https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
The Tryals of Captain John Rackam and other Pirates, 1721 https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/89/68970990-ded9-11e8-be44-1b1f2868c03d/5bdcac97a7f1f.pdf.pdf
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Appleby, John C. Women and English Piracy, 1540-1720: Partners and Victims of Crime. Boydell Press, 2015.
Black, Clinton V. Pirates of the West Indies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Bonny Last Name Origin. Surname Database. https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Bonny
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https://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?40683-British-Hair-Colour-and-Eye-Colour-Percentage
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Child, Ben. Can Margot Robbie save Pirates of the Caribbean from irrelevance? The Guardian. July 2, 2020. https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2020/jul/02/can-margot-robbie-save-pirates-of-the-caribbeans-from-irrelevance
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Dolin, Eric Jay. Black Flags, Blue Waters, the Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates. Liveright, 2018.
Dunning, B. "Captain Kidd's Treasure." Skeptoid Podcast. Skeptoid Media, 25 Aug 2015. Web. 11 Aug 2020.https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4481
Eric W. Nye, Pounds Sterling to Dollars: Historical Conversion of Currency, accessed Thursday, September 10, 2020, https://www.uwyo.edu/numimage/currency.htm.
Estephe, St. "Unknown Gender History: Anne Bonny, Serial Killer Pirate – Caribbean, 1720." Unknown Gender History, September 20, 2016. http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2016/09/anne-bonny-serial-killer-pirate.html.
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2020.11.24 23:42 PriamofTroy1997 Thinking of Taking a Four Month Break in Istanbul - Need Advice

I am currently living in London and am thinking of taking a short break in between jobs in Istanbul from August to December 2021 (if the covid situation improves).
I have begun to gain an idea of where I would like to live/what I would do during my time there. Having looked at the cost of living, I am pretty sure that I can save up enough money to simply relax and live comfortably during this period.
However, I still have a few questions and I would be really grateful if some people could answer them.

Background
Before that though, here's a bit about me.
I am a 23-year-old white-collar professional currently living in London. I don't speak any Turkish (I'll get to that) but love the history and culture and have always have wanted to go. Like many professionals my age, I feel that while I have a decent enough job, I am seeing my life rush past me and I am not getting any younger. I did the typical thing of graduate and then going straight into the workplace and I would therefore like a short break to slow down a little.
Just to be clear I do like my job and I am not 'fleeing' away from some sort of hard reality at home. I also have no romantic interpretation of what Istanbul would be like to live in. Yet compared to other places I have looked at for a sabbatical (namely Beirut and Tangiers), I think it would be a pretty cool place for me to live in for a short while.
I have no grand plans. Other than seeing all the sites, I mainly just want to go to restaurants, cafes and bars (nothing too fancy), learn the basics of a different language, maybe learn some new digital skills online in my free time, finish writing my short novel, get to know a new city and possibly make some friends before most likely heading back to the UK to start a new job.
The idea is very much for me to leave the stress of London for a while, finish some personal projects of mine and get to experience a new culture. Hopefully, someone will confirm that Istanbul would be the right place for me to do that.

Questions
So basically, having done some research on the internet, I have a number of questions:

  1. Where should I live?
From what I am looked at, I have narrowed down where I should like to three areas: Beyoğlu (Karaköy neighbourhood), Kadıköy (Kadıköy-Moda to be more precise) and the Kuzguncuk neighbourhood in Üsküdar. I have reservations about Karaköy and Kuzguncuk.
These reservations are :
a) That Beyoğlu would be busy all the time and always rammed with tourists. While I certainly would like to live in an area with bars, cafes etc., I do not want to be hearing loads of noise every day and every night of the week. I already experienced that in London two years ago living in zone 1 and disliked it heavily. Could someone therefore confirm what I could expect from living in the Karaköy neighbourhood of Beyoğlu?
b) With Kuzguncuk being in Üsküdar, I am concerned that it will be a bit too conservative for me (a young, foreign male who drinks at cafes and bars). That said, I like the look of the neighbourhood's architecture and greenery. However, would I be totally isolated from people like me? If so, I think it would have to be a no.
2. Which sites should I use to rent an apartment?
Initially, I was going to use Airbnb to get a one bed flat for £450 (approximately 4800 lira) a month . This seemed fine, and I would honestly prefer doing it as I am only planning to be in Istanbul for four months and do not speak enough Turkish to use local sites.
The only reason why I am asking if there are any sites which would suit my needs better is because I have not been able to find any suitable flats in Kadıköy-Moda on Airbnb. However, hopefully, this is just because of the pandemic.
*This may be a lot but please be in mind that I am used to London rents, where I share an apartment with a friend which costs me £800 (approximately 8500 lira) a month including bills.

3. Meeting New People

I know that like in all big cities, there are lots of scams in Istanbul directed at solo male travellers. I am therefore not entirely stupid as to just strike up conversation with complete strangers in the street.
However, I wouldn't mind getting to know some people my age during a short stay. Can I expect to strike up some conversation with genuine people outside cafes and restraunts? I know this is a difficult question to ask, but it is worth knowing - especially as people in London are notoriously unfriendly.
Of course, I could also revert to meeting people (primarily westerners) on your typical dating apps but honestly, I would prefer my own company to have to do that. I only really need to know out of expectation really, I would be perfectly satisfied being very much a solo traveller during the four-month period.

Any further comments/advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks a lot :)

EDIT: I can handle noise - where I lived in zone one was actually across the street from one of the busiest stations in London (London Bridge). It was also across the road from a very busy tourist market, where literally thousands of people visit a day - so it's just that level of noise I don't want to experience again!
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2020.11.24 01:34 chocolatespeckle Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Megathread part 2

With Black Friday sales ramping up, here is a fresh sale megathread as the cyber weekend nears. A HUGE thank you to Octoember for getting the BF festivities started with the Black Fri-Yay 2020 Sales Masterlist. Octoember opted for the mod team to post and maintain BF megathread pt 2, but a huge portion of the info here is taken from their post and collated by them - thank you!
This will be the dedicated thread for all Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales happening from now until next Tuesday. Please share any sale deals that you come across (including sale dates if possible) and let us know what you’re buying!
This post will be regularly updated to add deals shared within the comments. But please sort by “new” as well to see all the latest comments. :)
Thank you to everyone who has shared sale info with us so far! Other deals were also found on /MUAontheCheap, Temptalia, 9Honey, and OzBargain!
Apologies in advance for any errors - please be sure to check sites for exclusions, T&Cs etc., and do your research before purchasing. Again, please comment if you notice anything wrong and we'll fix it!
Multi-brand Stores
  • Adore Beauty (AU): Up to 40% off selected brands. 40% off Essie, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline, Mirenesse, and theBalm. 30% off Iconic London, Cremorlab, Blinc, and Barry M. 25% off Cinch Skin, Face Halo, Heir Atelier, Garbo & Kelly, Nioxin, OPI, Pai Skincare, Real Techniques, Sebastian, and Wella SP. 20% off Alterna Haircare, Anitpodes, Avene, Biolage, Burt's Bees, Christophe Robin, Circa Home, Dermalist, Elizabeth Arden, Intraceuticals, Jane Iredale, Jurlique, Klorane, La Roche Posay, Lancome, MUFE, Nude by Nature, Redken, SALT by Hendrix, Sand & Sky, & more. 15% off Alpha-H, Benefit, Bioderma, Eye of Horus, Giorgio Armani, IT Cosmetics, Sachajuan, SkinCeuticals, YSL, & more. 10% off asap skin, Clarins, Dr Bronner's, innisfree, Kerastase, Medik8, ORIBE, & more. Full details here. Starts 27/11 12am AEDT and ends 30/11 11:59pm AEDT. Thanks to u/Kimmyonepilots for this info! See Coles "The Her Card" gift card deal at the bottom of this thread for extra savings. Also, CommBank is offering $10 cashback when you spend $50 at Adore Beauty (must activate via CommBank app), ends 02/12. Thank wherestherice!
  • Amuse Beauty (AU): Up to 50% off selected products. Buy 2 get 1 free on full-priced items with code B2G1F. End date unknown. Thanks u/Bargain-shoppee!
  • BeautyBay (UK): Up to 30% off. Discounts include: 30% off all Sample Beauty, By Beauty Bay, Revolution, Zoeva, bPerfect, BH Cosmetics, Melt Cosmetics, Ofra, Yes To, and Dose of Colours, and 20% off NYX. End date unknown.
  • Beautylish (US): Up to 50% off, free GWP, and some limited edition new releases from 50+ brands incl. Charlotte Tilbury, Wayne Goss, Natasha Denona, Oribe, and Good Molecules. Full details & info on GWP here. Starts 26/11 at 12pm PST (27/11 7am AEDT) and ends 30/11 11:59pm PST (1/12 6:59pm AEDT). Free shipping to Aus on $35+ orders. Up to 40% off Jeffree Star Cosmetics, starts 25/11 6pm PST.
  • Beserk (AU): 15-70% off everything. Ends midnight 30/11. Incl. brands such as Lethal Cosmetics, Lime Crime, Sugarpill, Lunatick, & Glamlite. Thanks u/thajane!
  • Black Swallow (AU): 50% off Jeffree Star, up to 40% off Revolution, up to 30% off PLouise, 20% off Olaplex and hair colour products, 10% off electricals, and up to 50% off fragrance. End date unknown. Thanks u/kel-w76!
  • Chemist Warehouse (AU/NZ): Extra 10% off storewide, valid online and in-store. Starts 27/11 and ends 29/11.
  • Coles (AU): 50% off cosmetics. Excludes Mode, Every Day, and clearance. Starts 25/11 and ends 1/12. See also Coles "The Her Card" gift card deal at the bottom of this thread.
  • Cult Beauty (UK): 20% off when you spend £20+ with code SPREE20. 25% off when you spend £100+ with code SPREE25. Thanks u/Visual_Responsible & u/poke-monica!
  • David Jones (AU): BEAUTY: 20% off Estée Lauder (ends 29/11), Lancôme, Clinique (27/11 only), Kiehl's (27/11 only), Tom Ford (27/11 only), M·A·C (excludes 'Viva Glam' Lipsticks, ends 28/11), Elizabeth Arden, Bobbi Brown (ends 29/11), Napoleon Perdis (excludes holiday gift sets), Makeup Forever. 40% off theBalm. 30% off Blinc. 30% off selected Givenchy. 20% off Giorgio Armani and YSL gift sets. 15% off beauty & fragrance from Giorgio Armani and YSL. 10% off Clarins (excludes gift sets). SKINCARE: 30-50% off on limited selection of L'Occitane products. Free gift with $90+ spend on full-priced L'Occitane. 30% off Natio, Philosophy, & Foreo (excludes UFO 2, Bear, and Bear Mini). 25% off Lano. 20% off Weleda (excludes packs and oral care), Vita Liberata, & Dr Bronner's. Buy 1 save 10%, buy 2 save 15% or buy 3 save 20% on Dermalogica. HAIR: 20% off Christophe Robin, Rock & Ruddle, and Aveda. 15% off Sachajuan, R+Co, and Louvelle. NAILS: 20% off OPI (excludes gift packs). FRAGRANCE: 40% off Kenzo (27/11 only), CK, & Davidoff. 30% off MOR, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Mont Blanc, & Coach (all 27/11 only). 30% off selected fragrances & sets from Versace, Dunhill, Missoni, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, & Roberto Cavalli. 20% off Creed, Penhaligons, Amouage, & Clive Christian (all 27/11 only). 20% off DKNY, Zegna, Aramis, Michael Kors. 20% off selected Marc Jacobs, Guerlain, Narciso Rodriguez, Bvlgari, Issey Miyake, Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana, Paco Rabanne, Jean Paul Gaultier & more. Use code BEAUTYEVENT, all offers valid on full-priced product only, exclusions apply. $150 off the Supersonic Hair dryer. Unless otherwise stated, offers should end midnight 30/11 AEDT. Full details & GWP info here. Thanks u/TheDefectiveAgency & u/da-n!
  • Discount Beauty Boutique (AU): Up to 30% off storewide: spend $50+ get 15% off with code BLK15, spend $199+ get 30% off with code BLK30. End date unknown.
  • FeelUnique (UK): Up to 33% off Black Friday Preview. Also 3 for 2 offers, daily deals and free gifts. End date unknown.
  • Flora & Fauna (AU): 20% off Ere Perez and Viva La Body. Up to 40% off Elate. Ends 30/11.
  • Glam Raider (AU): Up to 30% off selected products (incl. 30% off Made by Mitchell). Ends 30/11 midnight AEDT. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • Hikoco (NZ): Up to 50% off. Ends 30/11. Free NZ shipping for orders over $50. Free AU shipping for orders over $150. Thanks u/HalfJapaneseDoll!
  • iHerb (Int): 12% off with code BFSALE12. Exclusions apply. Cannot be combined with other offers. Ends 1/12 at 10am PT.
  • Life Pharmacy (NZ): At least 15% off beauty & fragrance. 20% off Shiseido, Clinique, Benefit, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Versace, Azzaro, Mugler, Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier. 40% off Maybelline & L’Oréal. Free shipping and sample bag with every order. Ends 30/11. Thanks u/HalfJapaneseDoll!
  • Look Fantastic (AU): Up to 50% off. Offers include 40% off asap & Skinstitut, 30% off Dermalogica & Christophe Robin, 25% off Foreo, up to 25% off selected Olaplex, and up to $60 off ghd. End date unknown. Thanks u/Visual_Responsibleo!
  • Mecca (AU): 6 x exclusive Mecca sets curated for Black Friday. Mystery boxes launching on 27/11: AU$76/NZ$85 for AU$152/$170 value. more info/discussion here. Thanks to u/kel-w76 for this info! Mecca may also be offering a free lipgloss GWP with purchases over a certain value (please check with store staff for details!) - thanks u/Veterinarian-Worried! Cyber Monday offer: 3 deluxe samples with every order, and free express shipping on $25+ orders. Ends 30/11 11:59pm AEDT. Thanks u/Makeuplife179!
  • Myer (AU): 20% off Estee Lauder, Clinique, Tom Ford, Benefit, MAC, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden and more, including gift sets.
  • Net-A-Porter (Int): Up to 50% off selected beauty. End date unknown. Thanks u/Makeuplife179!
  • Nourished Life (AU): Up to 40% off. 50% off selected Black Chick Remedies. 25% off Pai Skincare. 20% off Ethique, Eco Minerals, and Foreo. 15% off Weleda and Acure. 10% off Dr Bronner's. List of all offers here. Ends 1/12 9am AEDT.
  • Oz Hair & Beauty (AU): Further 10% off with code BFCM. Excludes hair appliances. 15% off skincare with code 15BFCM. 25% off Kerastase with code KERA25. 20% off Kevin Murphy with code KEV20. Codes do not stack. Ends 1/12. Thanks u/aromatic_writing !
  • Priceline (AU): 50% off most makeup including Maybelline, L'Oreal, NYX, Rimmel, Revlon, Models Prefer, and Thin Lizzy. Excludes Essence, Luma and Opallac starter kit. 30% off Revolution, Milani, TheBalm, The Quick Flick, Barry M, ELF and Shea Moisture. 40% off Real Techniques, Freezeframe, and John Frieda. 50% off selected skincare, haircare and fragrance. Starts 26/11 and ends 30/11. Thanks u/kel-w76!
  • RY (AU): Extra 10% off with code CYBER10. Free Black Friday gift set with $115 spends (contents unknown). End date unknown. Thanks to u/aromatic_writing & u/Kimmyonepilotso!
  • Selfridges (UK): Up to 20% off with code SELFCCE. Ends 29/11. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • Sephora (AU/NZ): 15% off purchases <$120. 20% off purchases $120+. Excludes Dyson and sale items. Ends 27/11 instore and 28/11 12pm AEDT online. Thanks to u/Makeuplife179 and u/ravenled for this info! Online end date extended due to technical issues at launch. See also: Woolworths $100 Swap Celebration card tip at the bottom of this post. Cyber Monday sale: Up to 50% off selected items, incl. Pat McGrath , Natasha Denona and ABH. 15% off Dyson Corrale. Online only. Starts 29/11 and ends 30/11. Thanks u/Makeuplife179!
  • Space NK (UK): Spend £100 get £25 off, £200 get £50, and so on. Starts 27/11 and ends 30/11. Free shipping to Aus on orders over £40. Early access from 11:59pm GMT 24/11 for Space NK’s N.dulge loyalty programme members. Receive up to three complimentary Charlotte Tilbury products when you spend £80+ on CT. Spend £80+: free CT Darling Easy Eye Palette. Spend £110+ free CT Darling Easy Eye Palette and CT Collagen Lip Bath in Peachy Plump. Spend £150+: free CT Darling Easy Eye Palette, CT Collagen Lip Bath in Peachy Plump, & Brightening Youth Glow. While stocks last. May be more worthwhile than purchasing direct from CT website. Note: Space NK removes 15% VAT at checkout, but shipping time is ~4 weeks. Thanks u/Makeuplife179, u/Margot_10enbaum & u/elpippi!
  • StyleVana (HK): 15% off $49+ orders or 18% off $140+ orders with code SVBF2020. Also doing % off brand offers, incl. 30% off Iunik & Sulwhasoo. Free shipping on $55+ orders. Thanks u/elpippi!
  • The Brand Outlet (NZ): Up to 70% off makeup and up to 40% off fragrances. End date unknown. Thanks u/yellowkittt!
  • YesStyle (HK): 15% off everything with code 2020BLACKFRI. Minimum spend US$35. Ends 28/11 11:59pm PST (6:59pm 29/11 AEDT).
Cosmetics
  • Ace Beaute (US): 45% off everything with code THANKS20. End date unknown. Thanks u/Octoember!
  • Adorn Cosmetics (AU): 15% off $99+ orders with code BFCM20. Ends 30/11. Thanks u/aromatic_writing!
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills (US): 30% off brow, palettes, blush & bronzer. 50% off lip, glow, contour, stick foundation & eyeshadow singles. Free glitter vault with purchase of any two 30% off palettes. Free shipping over US$50. Ends 6:59pm AEST on 30/11. Cyber Monday: 40% off Norvina collection, 24 hours only (exact end time unknown).
  • Armani Beauty (AU): 15% off sitewide, 20% off sitewide for members. Use code CYBER. Minimum spend $80 and excludes Prive purchases. Members who spend $250+ will receive a free full-size lipstick. Ends 11:59pm 1/12 AEDT. Thanks u/secondpea!
  • Australis (AU): 40% off everything. Excludes sale items and gift cards. Ends midnight 30/11.
  • Beauty Bakerie (US): 40% off sitewide. End date unknown.
  • Becca (US): 50% off holiday glow, up to 50% off selected items, free best-sellers kit with $65+ orders. End date unknown. Also, 25% off most items with code BECCAXOCTOLY25. Please note this is not a specifically BF sale, and Octoly may earn a commission on sales made using this code. Thanks u/anna_vee!
  • BH Cosmetics (US): Up to 75% off sitewide, some exclusions apply. End date unknown. Black Friday GWP: free beauty sponge with all purchases, & a free mini Stellar Lash mascara with $50+ orders.
  • Black Moon Cosmetics (US): Up to 40% off all single items and up to 25% off bundles and gift sets. No code is required. Ends 11.59pm 30/11 PST (6:59pm 1/12 AEDT). Thanks u/TheRealDrKak!
  • Bobbi Brown (AU): 20% off sitewide. On Cyber Monday all orders $80+ receive a free 3-piece ‘Prep Your Pretty Set’. Starts 27/11 and ends 29/11.
  • Charlotte Tilbury (UK): 40% off selected items and 2 of the same 12-shade eye palette for the price of one. 3 Black Friday mystery boxes available. Cyber Monday mystery item for $40. Full details here. Ends 30/11 11:59pm GMT. Free Pillow Talk Palette of Pops Palette when you spend over $180. Ends 28/11 6:59am GMT. Thanks u/emimillie, u/coldfrz & u/ThatFireAlchemist!
  • Clinique (AU): 20% off sitewide and a free 4-piece gift set with orders $100+. Starts 27/11 and ends 29/11.
  • Coloured Raine (US): 30-90% off sitewide. Free shipping on $100+. Ends 30/11. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • Colourpop (US): 30% off sitewide + holiday vaults launch. Starts 5am AEST 24/11. Thanks to u/Octoember for this info! Offer changes to spend $30+, get 25% off your next order on 30/11.
  • Devinah (US): 35% off with code BLACKFRIDAY20. Excludes empty palettes/Aurorae Flare products. Starts 26/11 12pm PST and ends 30/11. New Star Chaser collection releasing on BF. It will be 50% off. Thanks u/CHarroJ23!
  • Dose of Colours (US): Daily offers -- 24/11 PST (25/11 Aus): BOGO Free single beauty sponges, foundations, concealers, highlighters, and face brushes. 25/11 PST (26/11 Aus): BOGO Free single eyeshadows, 5-pan eyeshadow palettes, Eyedeal Duos, eye brushes, eyeliners, and lashes. 26/11 PST (27/11 Aus): BOGO Free single liquid matte lipsticks, lip glosses, lip liners, and satin lipsticks. 27/11 to 30/11: 50% off sitewide including sale items, free Sunset Eyedeal Duo with $40+ USD purchase. Discount excludes bundles, sets & skincare. Full details here. Free international shipping for orders $60+. No promo codes required. Thanks u/kindrex89!
  • Elcie Cosmetics (US): 25% off $30+ orders, starts 25/11 and ends 30/11.
  • Em Cosmetics (US): Black Friday (27/11) - one-day only 20% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY. Excludes new Faded Clementine products. Cyber Monday (30/11) - 15% off your purchase with the same exclusions - but exclusive lip bundles will be available. Thanks u/thiccbaobei!
  • Emme Cosmetics (CA): 20% off sitewide. Starts 26/11 and ends 30/11. Thanks u/CHarroJ23!
  • Enchanted Lustre Cosmetics (AU): 3 Mystery Prisms for $25, 5 Mystery Prisms for $35. Discounted grab bags will also be available. Starts 27/11 12am AEDT and ends 30/11 11:59pm AEDT. Thanks u/Octoember!
  • Estee Lauder (AU): 20% off sitewide, starts 27/11 and ends 29/11.
  • Eye of Horus (AU): 25% off storewide with code GODDESS25. Ends 30/11. Thanks u/aromatic_writing!
  • Fenty Beauty (US): 30% off Fenty Beauty, excludes CLF. Get a free Fenty Skin bag with any $75+ Fenty Skin order. Ends 30/11 11:59pm PT.
  • Give Me Glow Cosmetics (US): Juicy Olive Palette $24, Vintage Rose Palette: $26.80, Christmas Morning Palette: $26.80, Extra Spicy Palette: $30, Grunge Palette: $30, 9X Glow: $60, Summer Vibes Palette: $43.20 (all other palettes will be full price), all singles $5, loose highlighters $6, pressed highlighters/setting powders $12, 50% off magnetic palettes, lip products $5, Foil Primer $5, makeup bags $3 and 4pc brush set $1. Starts 28/11 at 8am EST. End date unknown. Thanks u/Octoember!
  • Glamvice (US): 40% off everything with code BFCM. Exclusions apply. Ends 30/11 11:59pm EST.
  • Haus Labs (US): Up to 50% off sitewide through 1/12. Free Glam Attack Liquid Shimmer Powder in Biker with any purchase, Black Friday weekend only. Free shipping to Aus with AU$100+ orders (pre GST). Thanks u/Samtown_!
  • Huda Beauty (UAE): Up to 50% off storewide. Deals include: 50% off eyeshadow palettes, highlighter palettes & more. 40% off liquid foundation, lips, lashes, KAYALI & more. 30% off melted shadows, complexion, brushes & more. 20% off wishful skincare. Four BF bundles will also be available. Full details here. Starts 24/11 PST (25/11 AEDT) and ends 27/11 (28/11 7am AEDT). Thanks u/thatderncoreytyler!
  • Illamasqua (UK): Up to 50% off deals + select a free mini on $50+ orders, starts 24/11 and ends 2/12. Flash daily deals on their Instagram also.
  • Inglot (AU): 30% off storewide with code BW30. Ends 29/11. Thanks to u/aromatic_writing, who also notes that Ingot often does 30% off sales!
  • Innisfree (AU): (Instore Only) - Up to 50% off selected products. Member early access 25/11 to 26/11. All customers 27/11 to 2/12. Full details here.
  • Innoxa (AU): 40% off sitewide, starts 24/11 and ends 30/11
  • JD Glow (US): 40% off storewide (excludes multichromes & palettes) with code PINKFRIDAY40. 20% off multichromes & palettes with code SPECIALEDITION. Start 26/11 12am CST (26/11 7pm AEDT) and ends 27/11 11:59pm CST. Thanks u/CHarroJ23 and u/Octoember!
  • Juvia's Place (US): 45% off all lip products, up to 50% off everything. Ships within 24 hours. Discount codes may also stack on top of this. End date unknown. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • Juno & Co (US): Buy one, get one for US$1. Free international shipping on orders US$50+. Spend $40, get a $5 gift card. Ends 30/11. Thanks u/Sleepisbetter!
  • Kaleidos Makeup (CN): 25% off everything (except bundles). 40% off Cyber Broze palette and Kaleidos Lippies. All orders over $70 get a free hair bow. All orders over $180 get a free Fresh Fantasy Suitcase and Hair Bow, the Original Mars Melter, and a Kaleidos Sport Towel. Ends 30/11. Thanks u/Octoember!
  • Kevyn Aucoin (US): 35% off sitewide with code CYBER35. Ends 30/11 US time.
  • KKW Beauty (US): 30% off sitewide, some exclusions apply. Ends 30/11 11:59pm PT. Thanks u/Riiseandshine!
  • KVD Vegan Beauty (US): 30% off, starts 25/11 and ends 30/11.
  • Kylie Cosmetics (US): 40% off lips, 30% off eyes & face. 30% off Kylie Skin. Starts 25/11 12pm PST and ends 29/11 9:59am PST. Exclusions apply. Free international shipping on orders over $60. Thanks u/Riiseandshine!
  • Lancome (AU): Buy 2, get 3rd free. Lowest priced item free. Ends 30/11.
  • Lethal Cosmetics (EU): Up to 40% off selected items. €20 shipping to Aus, free for orders over €150. Ends 30/11 midnight CET. Thanks u/thajane!
  • Lime Crime (US): 30% off sitewide, 50% off holiday collection. Free shipping with orders US$50+. Free Remix Mini Lip Set with orders US$50+ (limited time only). End date unknown.
  • MAC (AU): 20% off sitewide. Free bronzer with orders over $100, offer ends midnight 27/11. Cyber Monday offer: 20% off sitewide, online orders $65+ will receive a free five-piece gift set with code PINK20 or RED20 (for the lipstick shade option). Starts 29/11 and ends 30/11. See Coles "The Her Card" gift card deal at the bottom of this thread for extra savings.
  • Makeup by Mario (US): 25% off sitewide (includes limited edition sets), with code 25OFF. Exclude Master Eye Collection & gift cards. Free shipping to Aus with spends $129+. Ends date unknown. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • MCo Beauty (AU): Up to 50% off selected products, starts 20/11 and ends 27/11.
  • Melt Cosmetics (US): Up to 70% off selected items, excludes new collections. End date unknown.
  • Model Rock Lashes (AU): Various offers on selected products, up to 90% off. Ends 30/11.
  • Morphe (AU): 40% off Morphe with code FAB40. Excludes third-party products & bundles, sale items, and Lisa Frank. Online at morphe.com and at Morphe stores. Starts 26/11 and ends 29/11. On 30/11 Cyber Monday, 30% off almost everything. Free shipping on orders over $30. Thanks u/da-n!
  • Muse Beauty Pro (US): 20% off sitewide (some exclusions apply), starts 26/11, ends 30/11.
  • Natasha Denona (US): Buy one get one free on selected base products & accessories. Up to 50% off selected eye & cheek products. Up to 30% off selected lip products. Free shipping on orders over $150. Starts 26/11 8am EST (27/11 12am AEDT). End date unknown.
  • Natio (AU): 30% off sitewide. Starts 27/11 00:01am AEST and ends 30/11 11:59pm AEST. Thanks u/Tokatoya!
  • Nikkia Joy Cosmetics (AU): 30% off storewide with code BF30. Excludes brushes and pigments. End date unknown. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • Nomad Cosmetics (US): 4/11 to 23/11: 60% off Around the World Palette. 24/11 to 26/11: Pre-BF Sale Buy More Get More off ($30/30% off - $90/50% off). 27/11: Black Friday 50% off Orient Express Palette. 28/11: Small Biz Saturday - 70% off 4 pack of highlighters. 30/11: Cyber Monday 40% off site wide. Thanks u/CHarroJ23!
  • Nude by Nature (AU): 50% off with code BEAUTYDAY. Excludes sale and kids. Receive a free LED mirror with purchases $100+. Ends midnight 30/11.
  • Nudestix (US): 40% off sitewide with code CYBER40, excludes hand sanitiser, kits & sale items. End date unknown. Thanks u/ofavonlea
  • Oden's Eye (HK/SG): 40% off all products from 27/11 to 29/11 (European time). Also believed to have free shipping for spending over €50. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • OFRA (US): $15 international shipping, 40% off sitewide, starts 11/26 and ends 11/26, $15 highlighters/blushes/bronzers, starts 11/27 and ends 11/27, ⁠$5 skincare, starts 11/28 and ends 11/28, 50% off palettes, starts 11/29 and ends 11/29, Super beauty busters, starts 11/30 and ends 11/30. Cyber Monday: 40% off everything with code BFCM20.
  • Pat McGrath (US): 25% off purchases u/da-n, u/nesswabbit & u/daisyduke92!
  • PLouise (UK): Up to 70% off everything. End date unknown.
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  • Scott Barnes (US): 30% off sitewide "all week long". Flat rate US$15 shipping. Thanks u/coldfrz!
  • Scotty's Makeup (AU): 20% off storewide with code BFCM20. Valid instore & online. Ends 30/11 11:59pm AEDT.
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  • Sigma Beauty (US): 40% off sitewide + up to 60% off selected items with code HOLIDAY2020. Free worldwide shipping no minimum ends 29/11 11:59pm AEDT. Spend $30+ and choose a free gift. More you spend, more free gifts you get in multiples of $30. 50% off Black Friday sets. Ends 1/12 at 11:59PM CST. Thanks u/Mostly-Relevant & u/iolanth!
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  • Tarte (US): 30% off sitewide and 50% off holiday steals with code CYBER. End date unknown. Cyber Monday: 40% off selected items (incl. Shape Tape range) with code OMG. Ends at approx 7pm AEDT 1/12. Free shipping on orders $80+. Free mascara & blush duo with purchase of 3+ items automatically applied at checkout. Thanks u/wherestherice & u/neuphss!
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  • Thin Lizzy (AU): 50% off sitewide. Excludes bundles. Ends 30/11.
  • Touch of Glam Beauty (US): 40% off foiled eyeshadows, highlighters, multidimensional eyeshadows. 20% off selected items incl. new iridescent shapeshifters, pastel & jewelled multichromes, and shifting glitters. Use code: TOGB. 20% off bundles (already marked down). Starts 25/11 and ends 1/12. Thanks coldfrz!
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  • YSL (AU): 20% off for members with code MEMBER20, and bonus Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in shade 80 when you spend $200+. 15% off for non-members with code CYBER15. Only valid on $50+ spends. Ends 2/12.
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  • Paula's Choice (AU): 20% off sitewide with code BESTSKIN. Free 4-piece gift on $125+ spends, bonus full-size gift on $150+. End date unknown. 27/11 only: 30% off Black Friday Kit.
  • Skin Republic (AU): 40% off sitewide (excluding value bundles), starts 24/11 and ends 30/11.
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  • The Body Shop (AU): Up to 60% off on selected products. Offers include $5 shower gels and sheet masks, $2 bath lilies, $20 EDTs, $9 liquid lips, 3 for $40 jumbo haircare. Ends midnight 29/11. Black Friday offers extended, and free shipping on all orders until midnight 30/11. Thanks u/aromatic_writing!
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  • KKW Fragrance (US): 20% off sitewide, exclusions apply. Ends 30/11 11:59pm PT. Thanks u/Riiseandshine!
  • Libertine Parfumerie (AU): 20% off storewide with code FRIDAY20. Includes Amouage, Cire Trudon, Costume National, Creed, Frapin, Goldfield & Banks, Juliette Has A Gun, L'Artisan, Lubin, Memo, Penhaligons, etc. Excudes Fragonard, Nasomatto, Santa Maria Novella & masterclasses. Ends 30/11 midnight AEDT. Thanks u/da-n!
Please leave a comment with any other deals you come across and we’ll get this post updated asap!
Beside each brand/store name you'll notice a location (in brackets). u/aromatic_writing suggested below that we include where each store is located and shipping from so that users can better judge where to shop from, and how long shipping might take. If a brand is marked (Int)ernational it may be because the company has distribution centres in a number of countries, or we know it's not Aus, but aren't sure exactly which country it is! If this info is important to you please double-check or contact the brand before purchasing as it may not be totally correct!
OTHER MONEY-SAVING TIPS & OFFERS
  • You may be able to access discounted e-gift cards ranging from 3-10% for Myer, Sephora, DJs, Priceline and more through your union, insurance, or bank rewards platforms. Please see this table at Ozbargain for more info. Thanks to u/da-n for this tip!
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  • Check CashRewards and ShopBack for cash back offers and other deals while you do your Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping. Thanks coldfrz for this info!
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2020.11.22 17:41 pojian Best places to live in the UK for dating as an east Asian male?

Interested in UK members' experiences of dating in various parts of the UK.
I'm an east Asian male living in the UK. I've had interracial relationships while living in Manchester and in London. I'm currently in the South West which is maybe more difficult for dating as an east Asian.
I'm thinking of relocating to another part of the UK and having the opportunity to enjoy dating girls of all races. I'll probably use a combination of online dating and chatting to girls when I'm out and about.
What areas of the UK have you found to be particularly good for dating as an east Asian male?
Are multicultural areas better than predominantly white areas for dating as an east Asian male?
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2020.11.20 02:02 canadiangoose9595 My (28F) flatmate (26F) is slowly developing financial problems and it is becoming a problem

Hi all,
I currently live with two people: flatmate 1 (26F) and flatmate 2 (26M). In the recent months flatmate 1 developed some kind of questionable behaviours. She quit her stable but quite stressful job admits the pandemic and went travelling to find herself again (yes, admits the pandemic). In the meantime we had a temporary flatmate over to cover her rent basically & sort of finance her trip. She kept changing her return date while travelling, which put quite some stress on flatmate 2 and me because we kept trying have someone in the room for her so rent is covered. When she eventually returned, she decided not to take a Covid test (it is free in our country) because she was "extra careful" (I am autoimmune compromised, so this one really made me upset) . She did not start looking for a job. And the now occurring visa-issues (because of her quitting her job & leaving the country for several months), are also not her mistake, but the mistake of the authorities. (We live in the UK and she is not from here actually.) On top of that she tried to switch banks while travelling (because of some dubious credit score), which completely messed up everything for her and now she doesn't have any credit card at all as of right now, which hopefully will be resolved by the end of the month.

Now, she keeps talking about redeveloping herself, looking for a new career without looking for jobs. Just staying at home and complaining how negative she feels. How messed up the government and their decisions are and how screwed this world is. She is refusing to actively look for jobs, because no one is hiring at the moment (I know it is hard, but she used to work in a fin-tech company, so it is not hard with her qualifications, especially not in London) and wants to postpone it until the beginning of the new year. You get the vibe.
Now something slowly is happening what I have already feared. Money is becoming an issue on her side. She kept asking flatmate 2 to borrow her some money for some of her subscriptions and ordering some non-essential things online. This kind of escalated a few days ago. Flatmate 2 then took me aside and we almost talked for two hours. Apparently flatmate 1 is struggling with money, so they are trying to come up with something. One idea is that she moves into his room with him and we are looking for are temporary fourth flatmate until she has her sh*t together. That being said, he has the biggest room so that shouldn't be an issue, and honestly, I don't really care about their relationship or what they are up to. But I do care about my sanity. I am currently only working from home, I can't go to the office (office completely shut down ever since Covid hit us) and I can't really see my friends either, go the gym - just like everyone in the world. Flatmate 2 is a developer and can also work from home without any issues. But I fear with 4 people in the house that it puts quite a lot of stress on my mental health when I am not able to actually leave the place. I know I am an introvert and having an additional person constantly around me is quite exhausting for me.

I also fear that this will not be resolved anytime soon. I feel that flatmate 2 might regret this decision at some point by allowing flatmate 1 more and more to overstep his boundaries (they already talked about reducing her rent by him paying some of her rent, so I am already fearing the worst for the foreseeable future). I also fear that she will not seriously look for jobs.

Flatmate 2 said he is ok with all that, but wanted me to give him a clear sign if it is ok or not. He said he won't mention to flatmate 1 who made the decision. But I already know that I will stand there like an a** by not being ok with all that.

I just don't know how to feel about all this, and I am already slowly panicking by the thought of having an additional person in the house all the time. On the other hand side I don't want her to be kicked out or anything like that. I know that I will struggle with my conscience with the rest of my life.
I'd be more than appreciative for any experience on that or advice. Thank you so much for reading all this.

TL;DR: one of my flatmates didn't plan ahead, quit her job and is now struggling to make ends meet, is trying to convince my other flatmate to help her out financially + getting an additional person to move in until she has a job again.
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2020.11.19 01:03 MalachiConstant7 Americans moving to the UK in February for 6 months for a course. Do we need to apply for a study visa if we're there less than 6 months?

Here are the basic facts:
- I am a dual-citizen (UK/USA) and have a UK passport. Wife is American.
- Wife is taking a 6-month short course in London from February-August. We know that it will likely be postponed or go online due to Covid, but we're planning in case things change or we just have to push it a few months.
- From my understanding, a study visa is needed for her, but not for me since I have a UK passport. However, without a visa she can stay for up to 6 months.
- We are tentatively planning Feb.12th - Aug. 10th. If it is 6 months max, would these dates work, or is it actually exactly 180 days she can stay, and therefore we should shorten it a few days?
- Is it worth it for her to apply for a visa anyway even if she doesn't need one?
Thanks for any input/advice!
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2020.11.18 15:43 kerry_lusignan How One Expat Couple’s Marriage Has Survived 25 Moves in 50 Years

How One Expat Couple’s Marriage Has Survived 25 Moves in 50 Years

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Psychologists Drs. John and Julie Gottman of The Gottman Institute separate couples into two major groups: the “masters” and the “disasters.” Masters remain happily together, while disasters either break up or are chronically unhappy. In Masters of Love, couples share thoughts about marriage and tell us what they have learned along the way.
Dan from Seattle, Washington met Nancy from Fort Worth, Texas in the fall of 1971 on Orientation Day at Richmond College in a suburb of London, England, where the two were studying abroad. They were married two years later.
After living in the Pacific Northwest for 26 years, they joined the State Department, which took them to nine separate tours of duty across five continents in 18 years. Today, Dan (69) and Nancy (69) are retired and live in Seattle, WA. They have two adult sons, Robert (31) and Michael (29).
We asked them about how they met, how they decided to live abroad, what the most rewarding and challenging aspects were, and their best advice for couples living overseas.
On their first meeting
Dan: We met on Orientation Day at Richmond College in a suburb of London, England, in the fall of 1971. We were both enrolled in a Junior-year-abroad program that had students from throughout the United States. We were both working part time. Nancy was going to work for a family as an au-pair in central London, and my roommate, Jim, and I were the program's mini-bus drivers. We asked Nancy and another young woman from Texas to join us at a riverside pub that evening. It didn't take long into the conversation before Nancy and I connected as if we were long-lost friends.
We connected at a basic value level that allowed me to feel completely safe in our conversation, and I was sharing feelings, hopes, and fears that I had never shared with anyone. We were together from that evening, although I tried to put up walls to avoid a commitment to her (and my own feelings). We continued to fall deeper in love the more we discovered about each other.
As a right-brain person and introvert, I love leading groups, but keep individuals at a distance. Nancy has a full spectrum of left-brain skills including math and science, organization, and planning. She is very extroverted, has no fear of mixing in new groups, and develops close friendships. We have found that we are an amazing, decisive team when we respect our different "lanes" in getting things done together.
Nancy: Dan was very talkative and sharp. We were immediately comfortable with each other and on our first date and we shared our secrets openly. We bonded and trusted each other immediately. We came together with core values in common, but our interests, skills, and abilities could not have been more different.
I believe opposites do attract. The Gottmans talks about how it’s not who you are or what you do that will help you find “the one.” Rather, it’s how you speak to each other, how well you get along, and how you move through time together. After 50 years together, we couldn’t agree more.
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On deciding to live abroad
Dan: We met overseas, each with the intention to live and study in London for the school year. Nancy then returned home to live with her parents for the summer and work in her parent's church. I stayed and worked for the college in London and made money to allow me to spend three weeks in the Soviet Union with a small British student group (I had taken Russian in high school). We each returned to school in the United States in the fall—me in Seattle and Nancy in Green Bay.
Our relationship endured the distance and the time apart, but after the first term back at school, I asked Nancy to come to Seattle and marry me. I was nervous and fumbled the proposal badly over the phone, but she said yes and I drove to her parent's home to meet them at Christmas and brought her back to Seattle.
We were married 10 weeks later and three months after that accepted an offer to move back to London for a year and work for the college we attended. We saw this offer as an opportunity to travel more in the UK and on the European continent while having a place to live and flexible jobs to support ourselves financially. We loved the couple that we would be working for.
After this second year in London, we continued to travel overseas on vacations, but lived in apartments and houses in Washington State and Oregon that were close to various schools we attended and jobs we held. After 15 years of marriage, we decided to start a family. We had two boys a few years apart and they became part of our overseas travel adventures.
When they were both in elementary school, the state of Oregon passed a massive property tax rollback that slashed school funding. Nancy was doing her student teaching, having completed coursework for a Master's Degree in teaching. At the same time, the business we had owned for 15 years was in the middle of a technology shift and we had decided to sell the assets. We agreed it was time to leave Oregon.
We went to London where Nancy interviewed for teaching jobs in International Schools, and I sat for the State Department Foreign Service Officer Exam. The process was long and involved, but when offered a position with the State Department that required relocating to Washington, D.C. in six weeks, we said yes, then went to work to get it done.
Nancy: I remember as a middle school student in Fort Worth, Texas dreaming of living in other countries and of working in different jobs for a year or so. My father was an armchair traveler who read and watched TV specials about other countries, music, and art. My High School French Teacher led a group of students to France and I went with her when I was 16.
Dan and I lived in London for two years at the beginning of our relationship and traveled around the world many years before joining the State Department after 26 years of marriage. We joined the State Department after deciding to sell our business and I had finished a Master’s Degree in teaching.
We were at a turning point of looking at new opportunities and breaking away from our life in Portland, Oregon. We decided that we wanted to show our two sons a larger world than Portland offered us. We have moved 25 times in almost 50 years together, including nine times in 18 years with the State Department.
On the rewards of living abroad
Dan: As a couple, there are huge rewards to be gained by stepping outside your comfort zone and learning new things, not only about the local culture and people, but about yourself and each other as you face new challenges. Tourists never get the chance to burrow into local peoples' lives, compare differences in the way we look at the world.
For our sons, it was a chance for them to begin to realize all the things we have at home that we take for granted as normal: clean drinking water, electricity that runs all day, schools for all kids, good hospitals, ambulances, fire hydrants and fire trucks, flush toilets, and toilet paper (and what it was like to do without some of those things). For Nancy and I, rewards included learning to cook and eat new foods, attending ceremonies like weddings, church services, funerals, and local holiday celebrations, listening to local music and dances. Looking back at the US from abroad, through local eyes—discussing world events through a local lens.
Finally, sharing these experiences with each other, encouraging each other to keep learning, because at the same time it is exciting, it could also be exhausting.
Nancy: The most rewarding aspect to me was the interesting people and cultures that we learned about and the relationships that we developed. I love to learn new things and living abroad gave me that opportunity constantly.
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On the challenges of living abroad
Dan: Managing the stress of constantly adjusting to new ways of getting things done. Each home leave we would disembark and welcome each other back "to the land where things work." As much as we complain, the United States works. Customer service, efficiency, product quality, endless public services, fire departments, and ambulances that take you on good roads to a decent hospital.
In so many countries, life is just much harder. Expats living abroad typically have the resources to secure items they need or want through the mail if they are not available locally, but in many countries basic services are lacking or simply don't exist. Government corruption can lead to many services being available only to those that pay a bribe. Public safety on the streets, safe construction of buildings, roads and electrical systems can be sketchy at best. The challenge is to get to know your complete environment and all its limitations. Always be prepared for the unexpected.
Always be prepared for the unexpected. When the unexpected happens, and it will, that is when the trust, mutual respect, and good communication skills you have built as a couple is a lifesaver. The challenges will test your bond as a couple. Having the right tools to fall back on will help turn the challenging times to ones of growth for your relationship.
Nancy: Keeping our family and work life balanced and making sure that all of us had the resources and support that we needed through the constant changing environment.
There can also be a lack of support of family and friends when you need them. The guilt and sadness weighs on you when you miss important events at home, like weddings and birthdays of loved ones, or worse, funerals and memorial services. I lost my mom when we were on our first overseas tour. Dan lost two of his three brothers and a sister-in-law while in Okinawa, a brother-in-law while in Geneva, and a sister while in Kigali. Those losses were so much harder when not surrounded by loved ones.
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Their advice for couples living abroad
Dan: Our relationship faced different pressures in Geneva than it did in Abidjan or Kabul, and still different in Okinawa. In every environment, however, what we learned from the work of John Gottman was the importance of “fighting fair” as a multitude of stresses affected our day-to-day lives.
Ultimately, it comes down to treating each other with love and respect, even when we disagree. We had to learn the skills to resist the defensive reactions and simply listen, and to not discount each other’s feelings. We’re always on the same team.
Nancy: Constant change can be exhausting, but can build on the bonds in a marriage if you work on every transition together—always looking for solutions that meet each of your needs. The effort itself strengthens the lines of communication and builds trust and mutual respect, both elements that allow love in a relationship to thrive.
When two people have very different ways of approaching problems, you each have to respect and allow the other person’s approach. And even the best laid out plans can have different results than expected. You have to continue to work together without judgement and blame when things don’t turn out.
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2020.11.17 16:32 charmhope1 Chanel Black Jumbo Caviar Silver Hardware from TS Alisa 🖤🔗

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A lesson in buying the one that “makes your heart sing”. The Jumbo has been my holy grail ever since the idea of owning a Chanel was vaguely possible, so a couple of years ago when I actually purchased my authentic Chanel jumbo I ventured to to nearest store to try it on I asked for gold hardware because for me this was the “classic combination”. For some reason I always noticed gold hardware on the resale market, and was conscious of resale value for such an expensive purchase. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for me that day, they only had the silver in stock. I tried it on and immediately fell in love. The sales associate pointed out that it really suited me and went with the jewellery I was wearing as I mainly wear silver and white gold. I didn’t buy the bag that day as I was torn.
Fast forward, a few months later on a business trip to Paris I decided to pick up the Jumbo as the exchange rate in Euro made it slightly cheaper ~ £200, however, most of the Paris stores were sold out! I had dreamed of picking it up at the flagship and getting the famous white box but it wasn’t meant to be and the only store that had it in stock only had silver! So I took it as a sign that I was meant to have the silver and got it. When I got back to the UK a few days later I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had made the wrong choice! It’s a pricey bag, something I planned to hold on to, and pass on, or sell later down the line and I was concerned about the resale value of the silver hardware. I checked Chanel’s return policy and was still within the period I could exchange. I called around and there was a gold available in one of the London flagships so I went along and they exchanged it for me. I also loved the gold but it just didn’t look as good as the silver imo.
In my mind I thought I would buy another bag in silver later (when I could justify the price) but given the price increases and the amazing reviews I’ve seen here on God factory’s Chanels I thought I would give one a try!
I added Alisa a while back on Wechat but had never ordered anything, one day I noticed in her stories that she had a beautiful Chanel medium flap, I asked which factory it was from and she said OF, I asked if she had the same in the jumbo size and she gave me the price with the new customer discount. I then asked if she could source it from God Factory and she said yes and her price with the discount was very similar to Mins. I had tried to buy from Min as she was having an 11.11 promotion but communication was super slow and trying to get payment details was like pulling teeth! On the other hand Alisa was super fast and responsive so I went with her.
The Review
Chanel Classic Flap Jumbo Size with SHW
Factory: God Factory
Seller: TS Alisa
Incentives for review: None
Price: Total 3510CNY ~ $498 ~ £385 (November 2011 Prices and included Repladies 10% discount) Factory Price: 3900CNY Commission: n/a Domestic Shipping: EMS 380CNY ~ $54 ~ £41 Payment Method:Paypal FF £2 fee
Timeline: (FYI I’m in the UK so dates are day/month/year)
13/11/19 and 14/11/19 Inquired and asked many questions 15/11- Paid 19/11 *- Received PSP and GL *20/11- Received tracking info and bag shipped 25/11- Inbound into customs 25/11- Cleared customs 26/11- Delivered (oh the good old days before Covid-19)
Photos
My Photos 📷
THE BAG. COMPARISON WITH AUTHENTIC. THE LEATHER. THE HARDWARE.
PSP. Factory Photos. Authentic
Quality - 9.5/10
When I opened this bag I was amazed as everything looked to be exactly like other Chanel items I own. This is a mirror replica, and subject to the minor issues I point out in the “Accuracy” rating below it felt like I had bought a bag from the boutique. The materials are high quality and the bag is well made. Alisa had packed it well and there were no dents or damage. I had been a bit worried as she was not providing full packaging, but she assured me that it would arrive safely, and she was correct.
The leather and hardware feel just like my authentic, the jumbo is quite a heavy bag and they have copied the dimensions and weight accurately. The only thing I would point out is the turn lock is not as secure as my authentic. It’s hard to explain but when I turn the lock it feels quite loose, however I’ve used the bag on numerous occasions and it has never opened by itself so I don’t think it’s an issue, but I would prefer it was tighter as it would feel more secure. I’ve deducted 0.5 for this. The stamping is neat and looks similar to my authentic, but to be honest I don’t really pay much attention to the stamping and serial numbers etc as long as it looks ok...who is really looking at that anyway? Anyone that would call you out over a serial number should be called out as a weirdo imo. Also, it may not be a popular opinion but I don’t think serial numbers and inside stamping should be completely accurate to stop people from passing on these bags as authentic to unsuspecting people.
Accuracy 9.25/10
This bag is spot on and I can’t tell the difference with my authentic jumbo on first glance.
Leather: The caviar pebbles are bigger but I understand that this varies, and actually matches the caviar of my authentic gst. I know it varies batch to batch so I haven’t deducted a point for this. See the picture I tagged about the leather.
Shape: The shape is accurate and proportions such as the strap and tabs are accurate.
Quilts: The puffiness is accurate and I can’t tell the difference with my authentic Jumbo Chanel.
Hardware: I have a WOC with silver hardware and the silver tone is the very similar. The authentic chain is smaller so in pictures it looks more muted but in real life they look the same. I have deducted 0.25 as the only thing that is off for me and if I’m being picky is the “Chanel Paris” on the button closure is upside down. I have searched online for other examples but the ones I can find all have the Chanel on top and Paris at the bottom like my authentic. This is not an issue and not something someone would notice but I thought it worth pointing out of it would bother someone. Feel free to correct me if you have an authentic that is the same.
The grommets: The authentic measures approx 23mm from the grommet to the edge of the bag, whereas the replica measures 28mm. I’ve deducted 0.5 for this as I don’t think it’s noticeable but have pointed it out if it bothers someone. See the picture in the authentic comparison.
The quilting alignment and back pocket alignment are all accurate in my opinion and I can’t detect anything different from the authentic. If I were being very picky the internal logo stamp is actually more vivid on the rep, the leather tends to peek through on the authentic, also the font is slightly different. I haven’t deducted any marks for this as personally I’ve seen this vary with authentics so I don’t think it’s a callout.
Seller Communication and Service 9.5/10
Alisa is very responsive, does she sleep? She is not chatty and straight to the point. She doesn’t speak English so simple sentences are best that can be translated using the wechat translate feature. Min had told me the bag was out of stock in silver so I was surprised when Alisa said it was in stock. I was expecting her to turn around and say that I would need a custom order so was pleasantly surprised when she sent through the PSP 4 days after payment. The only reason I deducted 0.5 is because I had asked for the box but she asked me to pay a price without the box and as I had understood she would include the box if she could within that price but if she couldn’t I would pay the difference. When the bag arrived from the factory I asked again for the box and she point blank stated that the box would not be included as it was too heavy even though I was willing to pay the extra shipping. The experience was pleasant overall and I would buy from her again.
Satisfaction- 10/10 I am pleased with the bag and the overall experience. I have had it for a while now and it’s still in excellent condition and I have no issue wearing it into a Chanel store. I have several authentics and it’s my only rep Chanel that I use (I have a beige jumbo that I purchased years ago) but it feels no different to my others. I actually get more wear out of this bag and should have gone with the silver hardware initially, but you live and you learn!
Hope this review helps someone!
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2020.11.17 04:16 Mister_reindeer (Very Lengthy) Thoughts from a First-Time Miracleman Reader

I posted this on the Miracleman subreddit a few days ago, and it was suggested by one user that I repost it here, so I am doing so!
Long-time Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman fan, first-time Miracleman reader here. I recently read through all the 1980s and 1990s material, as well as George Khoury’s excellent Kimota! and Pádraig Ó Méalóid’s Poisoned Chalice. I’ve long been fascinated by the behind-the-scenes history of the character, and it was about time I got around to actually reading it. I loved it even more than I thought I would. Such wonderful characterizations, such a cool and dense mythology. It’s almost impossible to choose a favorite artist on the series. I didn’t think anyone would top Garry Leach for me, but I think Totleben must be the best. What he and Moore inspired one another to create in Olympus is a masterwork. Buckingham is tough to even compare to the other guys because he’s such a chameleon, but The Golden Age is such a visual feast that he deserves a shout-out too.
Having said that, I have so many things about the series I want to talk about. Some of them are questions (albeit ones that I fear are unanswerable), some are nitpicky critiques / minor things that bugged me (I previously made a nitpicky post about the MM Family’s ages, so I won’t bring that up again). I hope that it isn’t bad form to drop such a wordy post, but things seem understandably pretty slow here and I hope maybe a few people will be interested in some discussion about something I mention below. I’m just so excited to talk about this series. I also hope the below doesn’t sound too critical, because as I said, I loved the comic, but certain things stood out precisely because Moore and Gaiman’s writing is typically so airtight. Anyway, here are some random points I jotted down while I was reading…
In “The Approaching Light”: Why on Earth do Miracleman and Evelyn Cream spend the night in a hotel sleeping and wait a full day before rescuing Liz? It seems like a completely unnecessary delay when she’s in potentially imminent danger, on top of the already dubious storytelling stall that Miracleman has to take a plane (!) to Paraguay because the wind-chill would freeze Cream if he flew (okay, that’s a nice realistic twist on the usual “superhero carrying a normal mortal human” cliché, but why does he even need Cream to come with him?).
In my opinion, that Book 2 period gets unfairly criticized for being “uneven” (even by Moore himself). Changes in artist aside, Book 2 is actually a more unified story overall than Book 1 (which is not to say that the writing is better than Book 1 necessarily, just that it holds together better as a “book”). That being said, there are some uncharacteristically dicey storytelling choices Moore makes. Why would Gargunza just sit around biding his time in Paraguay as he grows older and closer to death, hoping for the off-chance that Mike will someday remember his post-hypnotic keyword? Why not make an anonymous phone call or send a letter that just says “Kimota” to trigger Mike’s memory? Why does he give Mike and Cream a three-minute head-start from Miracledog? This is such a cliché comic book villain gimmick of the type that would make Adrian Veidt cringe. Why wouldn’t he just have the dog tear them apart then and there in the living room? Finally, Gargunza saying Miracledog’s post-hypnotic keyword “Steppenwolf” in front of Mike is such a bad plan. He essentially hands him the disarming mechanism.
Despite having read two wonderful books on the history of Miracleman replete with interviews with all the relevant parties, I still can’t find a single good explanation for why Marvelman stopped appearing in Warrior after #21. Moore exasperatingly keeps blaming his falling-out with Dez Skinn, and neither Khoury nor Ó Méalóid ever calls him out on the fact that this makes no sense since he continued submitting V for Vendetta scripts to Warrior for another five issues after Marvelman disappeared, up until the very end of the magazine (Skinn himself, slippery and self-serving as most of his quotes are, is the only one who actually points this out). It also makes no sense that Moore specifically traces the moment of no return to a censorship argument over a story that appeared in Warrior #7, when he kept submitting Marvelman scripts for another 14 issues after that! Skinn, and Khoury, convincingly argue that it was the Moore/Davis rift that killed the strip, but a quote from Davis in Poisoned Chalice indicates that they were still on decent terms several months later, with Moore and Jamie Delano visiting Davis’s house round the time Delano took over Captain Britain. Skinn himself has admitted that Marvel UK’s legal threats weren’t the real reason he stopped publishing Marvelman but were subterfuge for whatever else was going on (the first letter from Marvel is dated 9/21, whereas Marvelman’s final appearance in Warrior had been cover dated August, presumably on sale earlier than that). There just doesn’t seem to be any particularly good reason for the strip to disappear at that particular moment.
I have to say, and I guess this will probably be a so-called hot take, I don’t think Chuck Beckum’s art on the series is the worst. It’s competent, stiff and completely uninspired, but not bad—just not on the level of most of the other amazing series artists. Rick Veitch’s art on #9, however, is wildly uneven, and in my opinion way worse than Beckum’s in many spots. Some stuff is beautiful (much of the birth scene), but some is downright ugly. In particular, Liz’s face barely looks like a human face in a lot of panels (it really kills that two-page flying truck sequence, which should be beautiful, but every single drawing of her is just so sketchy and off-model it detracts from what should be the joy and wonder). It’s strange, because his work on the following issue is pretty consistently solid. This isn’t even down to the change in inker (although Ridgway is of course wonderful). If you compare the pencils for #9 and #10, the difference in quality is jarring. I wonder if he was rushed to get #9 out in a hurry due to the flood-related delay at Eclipse? (#10 notably was released five months after #9, so perhaps he took more time with it.)
I know I said I wouldn’t harp on the MM Family’s ages again, but…Miraclewoman’s backstory in “Aphrodite” says Miracledog was already around in the 1950s-60s, which would make him quite old in 1982, unless this was a different dog (a dog who looks quite a bit like Pluto can be seen in one panel when Gargunza shoots his assistant). Or I guess if he spent a good deal of those two decades in Miracledog form, Pluto would have aged less. Answered my own question there!
Again harping on Miraclewoman’s backstory in “Aphrodite,” isn’t it a little weird that the Spookshow confuses Young Nastyman’s body for Young Miracleman’s? YN is in a volcano in Iceland whereas YM was supposed to be quite a ways away over the North Sea when he encountered the bomb.
Did Young Nastyman not have a failsafe word? It seems odd that he wakes up and overpowers Gargunza, when Gargunza predicted this exact type of occurrence two years earlier and put a mechanism in place to prevent it in the others.
It’s somewhat surprising that Winter is the first super-offspring, given that Young Nastyman seems to go on quite the tear for a bit, Miraclewoman seem to have a pretty healthy sexual appetite, and Kid Miracleman was presumably doing heaven knows what for the better part of two decades. I guess KM probably killed all his conquests immediately after, though.
In “Hermes,” rather prophetically predicting our own 2020 reality, Miracleman says that due to screens allowing people to work from home, there are “no cities” as of 1987. But London still appears to be very densely populated, and we later see in Gaiman’s run (#24) that NYC is also still very much a thing.
In “Hermes,” the Qys Kingqueen says Earth is the first “new world in intelligent space” since the Qys and the Gulf World/Warpsmiths first met, yet one issue later, in “Pantheon,” Phon Mooda claims to have seen “a dozen” new worlds. Given that the two empires first met 11,000 Earth years ago (again, per “Hermes”), this presumably makes Phon Mooda quite old!
I have to say, I wasn’t thrilled with Liz’s characterization as it evolved throughout the series. She started out as a strong, witty, smart character, by far a stronger character than Mike: she is carrying them financially, and she is the one who investigates and figures out a lot about Miracleman’s powers (as Winter points out, Mike/Miracleman himself is surprisingly incurious about his own powers). Liz correctly guesses that he has a force field (whereas Miracleman incorrectly first thinks he has “tough skin” and Liz points out why this is absurd). She correctly guesses that the basis of his strength is his mind, and guesses not only that Miracleman’s body is separate from Mike’s but even manages to deduce the existence of underspace/infra-space! But as the story progresses, she goes through the rather unfortunate damsel in distress phase, then basically ceases to be an independent character at all as Winter manipulates her. I do like the closure and strength Moore gives her in that short final scene (Moore essentially allows her to voice the moral of the entire Olympus storyline), but it was sad to see her go from a fully fleshed-out character to almost a non-entity. Given that she was basically the main supporting character at the start of the strip, I would have liked to see her continue as a subplot in Gaiman’s run (just as Johnny Bates would periodically pop up for a page in Moore’s installments here and there), tracking her perspective on MM’s brave new world. There’s no reason she had to disappear from the story entirely just because she is no longer with Miracleman.
The only flaw in all of John Totleben’s incredible art for this series: during Mike’s “suicide,” he clearly has the two missing fingers that were bitten off by Miracledog (a shot of him climbing the mountain unfortunately puts his right hand, and the fingers at issue, into the very clear foreground).
As brilliant as “Nemesis” is, I do have some issues with it: it’s annoying, from both a plot and a character standpoint, that Phon Mooda disappears from the London battle without any explanation. One also has to wonder why one of the Warpsmiths doesn’t warp Kid Miracleman into the sun or some equally deadly environment—or at least to some star system far from civilization where he couldn’t do damage. Miracleman makes the (frankly silly) excuse that Aza Chorn keeps warping KM within London because he doesn’t know many locations on Earth, but in the Warpsmith solo stories, they seem to have the ability to warp across large distances of the universe in a moment. There doesn’t seem to be any basis for their warping being restricted to Earth. Finally—and I can’t take credit for this one, I saw it in a blog post comment—why wouldn’t Miracleman have tried yelling “Abraxas” to turn KM back to Johnny Bates? It’s possible that Gargunza gave each subject a different failsafe word, of course, but it would certainly be worth at least trying.
Based on what I’ve read online, this will probably also be an unpopular opinion, but...I’m fine with the censorship of the N-word. I hate to call out any particular person, but there was a message board post I read that seems to me to be emblematic of the sentiment I’ve seen expressed, and I present it in that spirit: “If I've opened a polybag to read a story about a naked black man imagining himself running naked through a Carribean mythological nightmare, or a massacred London full of assorted, dismembered body parts, I think I can handle the N-word.” I think the missing part of this equation is that, for a certain group of people, that particular word has a long, hurtful history, and can be highly triggering. They likely aren’t expecting to encounter it in a book like this, which doesn’t deal with race in any meaningful way, and quite frankly, I don’t think the word adds anything artistically. The Evelyn Cream monologues, with the weird fixation about voodoo and the jungle, are rather problematic to begin with IMO, and I don’t know that Kid Miracleman using a racial slur really contributes much of value to the story to justify using the term (I think we understand he’s evil by this point without using such potentially hurtful language). In contrast, I think the use of the word in Watchmen is much stronger from an artistic standpoint, as it depicts a poor black man using it ingratiatingly as a term of solidarity to a wealthy black man who believes he has moved beyond such labels. In Watchmen, it feels both natural and necessary to the moment/character arc, and therefore printing the word itself adds to the power of its use. In Miracleman, in both instances, it feels like a young Moore is trying to do something (with good intentions, I’m sure) that doesn’t really gel to justify the use of such divisive language, and so I’m fine with the censorship. (Now, we can discuss the hypocrisy of Marvel leaving the equally misguided use of the N-word uncensored in reprints of Chris Claremont’s run on X-Men, but that doesn’t mean they were wrong to censor it on Miracleman—just that they have an inconsistent editorial standard.) That being said, I am a tad upset that “f----t” (censorship my own) was changed to “fairy” in “Notes from the Underground.” Again, for me, it comes down to balancing how hurtful the word is against the value to the story. In this case, Gargunza going for the jugular in attacking Warhol’s sexuality was the entire emotional turning-point of the story (contrasting this with, say, Kid Miracleman calling Huey Moon the N-word when the two have no history whatsoever and there is no emotional resonance). Changing this to Gargunza calling him a “fairy” softens the blow so much, and really removes a lot of the punch. Context matters, and I feel that this was a moment that did justify using the hurtful language because it made a point, although I’m assuming Gaiman approved the change.
That scene of Miracleman and Miraclewoman having sex in the sky is horrifying, in terms of them just casually throwing their clothes off. She drops her stiletto shoes down over London! Those could kill someone!
Any theories on why Miracledog becomes much much smaller when Miracleman retrieves him from underspace to become “Fenris”? It seems to be the same body story-wise.
Any thoughts on why Miracleman in particular seems to become the figurehead Zeus/Abrahamic God figure in the pantheon? It seems Miraclewoman is equally qualified if not moreso (same for Winter, for that matter, although she probably can’t be bothered with petty human concerns). It seems a little sexist that she’s relegated to the role of “goddess of love” when she’s generally presented as more intelligent, sensitive, resourceful, and competent than MM.
I wonder, why did Buckingham revert to the older Garry Leach costume design for Miracleman, when Moore made the “evolving uniform” thing a plot point going all the way back to Warrior #4 (and Gaiman/Buckingham themselves eventually referenced this in #24 when they drop the “MM” logo altogether)? Did he just stylistically prefer the original Leach design, I guess? Bucky does finally draw the “evolved” version of the Olympus-era costume in #24 during the flashback to “Nemesis,” but even there he gets it wrong—MM correctly has the 1985-era collar (as seen in “The Yesterday Gambit” and “Nemesis”), but he also appears to have the more jagged “MM” chest logo he didn’t develop until ca. 1987.
Not sure how many people catch this, but in “Notes from the Underground,” Warhol references Divine hanging out with “Glenn.” This presumably references Divine’s “real” name, Glenn Milstead. Presumably, Mors cloned two bodies, in a neat parallel to Miracleman/Mike Moran and co.’s dual identities/bodies.
Any thoughts on the oblique Spaceman predictions in “Carnival” and “When Titans Clash!”? The one in “Carnival” keeps talking about “old friends from the future,” which seems not to bode well for what Young Miracleman’s return portends.
Are all the background characters in “Carnival” cameos/references, or are some just fun designs? I spotted someone dressed as a “rainbow ghost” (a Qys form Winter takes in “Winter’s Tale”), a guy dressed as Captain Britain, and of course, guys dressed as Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and Golden Age Flash. I’m assuming the big white thing with a lower-case “a” on its chest (in the same panel as the rainbow ghost) is a reference to something, but I’m having trouble placing it.
What’s the deal with the clock gears motif on all Dave McKean’s covers for The Golden Age? It reminds me of Dr. Manhattan, but it doesn’t seem to really have anything to do with The Golden Age storyline.
I found the final pages of the Apocrypha issues really funny, where they basically read as Gaiman (pretty accurately) criticizing what the other writers got wrong about Miracleman. I doubt that he meant it in a cruel way (by all accounts, he loved the idea of letting other writers play in his sandbox writing “imaginary” stories), but it does come across as a bit bitchy in a charming way. (I also have to quickly gripe that Fred Schiller’s story, “A Bright and Sunny Day,” makes no sense. The Apocrypha stories are generally silly and easy to ignore, but this one really gave me a headache. KM is able to speed up to the professor’s pace, but then when he leaves the professor for twelve minutes the professor inexplicably ages twelve years, and then KM spends 57 years with him but inexplicably doesn’t age even though the professor does?)
Gaiman generally does an excellent job of keeping track of Moore’s continuity and obviously has an encyclopedic of the earlier stories/issues. However, one weird thing I noticed. In the framing story for Apocrypha #1, Miracleman mocks the “Scrapbook” story because Miraclewoman calls MM “Mike” in the story—the implication being that he and MW no longer use their “human” names. However, in “Hermes,” Miraclewoman sort of gently teases MM for calling her “Miraclewoman,” and suggests it would be easier if he called her Avril. For the rest of Olympus, up to and including the “present day” 1987 stuff, they call each other “Mike” and “Avril.” It seems odd that Gaiman inexplicably flipped this.
Another small, nitpicky point: The comic books we see in the framing sequence for Apocrypha #3 have prices on the cover, and the envelope they were sent in has postage. This seems to be a continuity error, since Miracleman banished money very soon after making himself known to the public.
I know Bucky redid all the background paintings for the sky/fireworks display at the end of “Carnival,” leading to the final page being totally different between the Eclipse printing and the Marvel editions. He also almost completely redrew the bulk of “Retrieval,” which he had expressed unhappiness with in George Khoury’s book. He has also said that he was in the process of completely redrawing #23, #24 and the unpublished #25 for Marvel, to bring them in line with the new art style he has developed for The Silver Age (I’m very excited for this…the original #23 and #24 are kind of stiff and really not Bucky’s best work, and he has really grown as an artist since). I’m generally not a fan of this kind of revisionism (George Lucas removing Sebastian Shaw’s eyebrows, etc.), but for some reason I don’t so much mind Bucky improving on his old stuff (the new “fire” display is so much more beautiful). My question is, did Bucky (or any other artist) redraw any other old material, aside from the examples I already mentioned?
I have to imagine that the redrawn #23 will also remove all references to destroying the World Trade Center. The opening of #23 is rather odd, insofar as it’s the exact thing Moore was fighting against in “Nemesis” (big dumb superhero battle with massive property damage and no human casualties). I at first assumed NYC was now uninhabited (since Miracleman says in Olympus that there are no more cities), and had been converted into a superhero playground. But we then see in the very next issue that NYC is still very much populated. So is what we see in #23 a dummy version constructed as a training ground, or what?
The Kay we meet in The Silver Age (who wants to have sex with everyone) is presumably the same Kay Mist mentions in “Winter’s Tale” (she says Kay is the only Miraclebaby besides Winter who can warp, because she is “glonzo”).
Any thoughts on the wallpaper design in #24? It pops up throughout the issue, also appearing on both Jordan’s vest and the Spaceman’s clothes. Strange little motif.
What is the general consensus on whether or not Young Miracleman is actually in love with Miracleman? Is he closeted and in denial, or is Miraclewoman wrong? Or (given that she’s generally portrayed as nigh-infallible, especially when it comes to matters of the heart) is it possible that she deliberately lied to Miracleman for some reason? The end of that issue is rather ominous. Why does Miracleman tell her they need to talk? Note that he calls her “Avril” here, for the only time in the Gaiman issues, like a person calling their spouse by their full given name when angry.
Dez Skinn generally comes across as a slippery bloke with a selective memory, but his description of Grant Morrison’s story in George Khoury’s Kimota! is particularly infuriating: “a discussion between Kid Marvelman and a Catholic priest, and it was quite fascinating because Kid Marvelman argued a very good case against organized religion. Nobody was flying, no beams from anybody’s eyes, but a bloody clever script…” I like some of Morrison’s stuff and I’d been excited to get to that story for awhile based off of Skinn’s description. Imagine my disappointment when the story was LITERALLY the exact opposite of what Skinn described! What the hell, Dez.
A few more random thoughts: I also reread V for Vendetta alongside Miracleman, and it was interesting to track some parallels that popped up in the evolution of the two stories. For instance, in Warrior #11, both Marvelman and V conclude their “Book 1” with a story that reveals the source of their powers comes from secret government experiments. Also, this is probably common knowledge, but an interesting piece of trivia: It’s a regular source of debate who might have built the Fate computer in V for Vendetta, with many theorizing it might have been V (I personally don’t subscribe to this). The only truly definitive answer is in Moore’s “Quality Universe” timeline, which reveals that Gargunza in fact built it! I’m assuming Moore scrapped this “head canon” as the V story progressed (for one, the computer in the finished story seems to have been built much later than the 1960s), but fun piece of trivia.
Does anyone have any idea what is happening in the Miracleman: Triumphant pages that cropped up online? I know the story involved Miracleman going to see a fortune teller, and it appears from the illustrations (sadly with no dialogue written in) that this gimmick rather unsurprisingly becomes a framing story for something (an imaginary tale? The future?). The main story seems to show a dark-haired woman (Liz?) yelling at Miraclewoman, Gargunza and the Warhols (!) seemingly leading some sort of uprising in Olympus along with Miracledog (and possibly aligned with Winter and the Miraclebabies?), and maybe-Liz knocking Gargunza unconscious with one of the Warhols’ oversized Campbell’s soup cans (groan). The art by Mike Deodato is slick, nothing incredible but certainly easy on the eyes; the credited writer Fred Burke seems to have done very little in the industry (he edited the Total Eclipse crossover, which doesn’t bode well). Overall, I hate to pass judgment without being able to read the full thing, but what is available looks pretty dumb, and it’s probably for the best that this never saw the light of day.
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2020.11.15 19:40 0verjoyed The Mysterious 'Joy' EP & Other Unreleased Things

The Mysterious 'Joy' EP & Other Unreleased Things
Howdy, Cultists. Today I want to discuss the supposedly unreleased "Joy" EP, as well as a few other unreleased titles, remixes, and such. A little over a week ago, I posted a document with a list of unreleased Bastille songs with their respective work IDs and repertoire entries; you can find the full post about it here. One repertory that I left off of the document was PPL, or Phonographic Performance Limited. According to PPL, the repertory is "designed for use primarily by PPL's licensees to search PPL's repertoire database for track information."
So, instinctively, I searched up Bastille as the artist to see what would come up. I discovered a multitude of registered titles, some of which are not actually songs but rather commentary or various live versions. One of the things that caught my eye was the entries for "Joy." Of course there was the album/single version of "Joy," but there was also the One Eyed Jack's Session version and a remix by Future Humans. The OEJ version's release date was for some reason listed as 2018, even though the original version's date was 2019, so I'm assuming that may have been done in error. (These were also listed in the IRSC database, by the way.)
PPL Results
Now, we had never heard the Future Humans remix. It was not officially released on the main platforms like Spotify or Apple Music, and neither was the OEJ session, which was released only on vinyl. After doing some further research and with some additional digging from u/bloody_shirt, we found out that the Future Humans remix was indeed released somehow. An Austrian radio station posted this tweet, which is presumably an automated tweet about what song they were playing at the moment. We assumed that the remix must have been sent out to radio stations as promotional copies and not meant for public sale.
But then we discovered that a Joy EP existed and was set for release on September 6th, 2019. This website and this website show the EP, the second site having the track durations (which matched up with the durations listed on the PPL repertory). As for the first site, they had the EP available for purchase, but you can't purchase the individual tracks, only the EP as a whole. However, when we attempted to purchase the EP, we were presented with an error message saying that the pricing was somehow incorrect. "Errors from server: Medianet Transaction Failed (order failed - error code Price for item 466886301 is invalid, Price must be greater than or equal to wholesale price., 200)."
The EP artwork
So unfortunately, we weren't able to download the songs. That site is powered by Broadtime Tunesportal, and every retailer that uses Broadtime for their website has the same inventory available (at least in terms of digital content). I tried a bunch of other sites, but they all presented me with the same error message. (Also, all the sites listed in the "unlikely" category on my Google Doc for the All This Bad Blood vinyl are powered by Broadtime, in case you're wondering.) So it was ultimately a bust.
However, I was able to download the audio previews from the page's developer tools if you'd like to download the files. You can also just listen to the preview snippet on the site. (I chose Oz Music as the example because its store is close to where I live lol.) Since the only recordings we have of the OEJ session are vinyl recordings, they come with pops and crackles and background noise, so having a digital version would have been fantastic.
Here's the preview for the One Eyed Jack's Session and here's the preview of the Future Humans remix, and you can directly download them too. (Note: those links won't work on mobile, only desktop.) I also added them to Dropbox if you're on mobile or if you'd rather download the previews there: OEJ & remix. Also, both of them show up on Shazam, but they unfortunately don't have the audio or links either. Here's the page for the OEJ session and here's the page for the FH remix. The remix is also on last.fm here), but there are zero scrobbles. The OEJ session on last.fm here) does have 24 scrobbles though... Hm.
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Now what about those other "unreleased" things in the PPL database I mentioned? Well, some of them were released at one point but are no longer available, i.e. the songs show up on Spotify but they aren't playable or were only released on promo CDs. And some of them are snippets or commentaries that were officially released, more than likely in YouTube videos and such. Some of these are also just obscure remixes and extended versions, most of which are on promo CDs and not online.
I'm going to just list these entries off and add comments here and there for further explanation. There are no songs on this list that we have never entirely heard of. Sorry if I got your hopes up! These are only renditions, extended remixes, random snippets, or other tidbits of audio that we don't 100% have in our possession or are only available on YouTube. Some of these are from Doom Nights. Some of these are crossfaded versions from VS. that I thought I'd include anyway.
In order of how they are listed on the PPL repertory, except for ones which are listed in parts:
  1. Weapon (Bastille Vs. Angel Haze Vs. F*U*G*Z Vs. Braque) [Crossfaded Version]
  2. Bad Blood [Alternate Instrumental] - There was an instrumental version released in the UK, but I'm not sure if that is the "alternate" instrumental
  3. Bad Blood [Fred Falke Instrumental] - I have the complete audio for this here, and it's on Soundcloud here
  4. Bad Blood [Fred Falke Radio Edit]
  5. Bad Blood [Live From the Roundhouse, London, U.K./2012] - Was there ever a Roundhouse release? There are a few other songs with the same stamp on it, but I can't remember
  6. Dan’s Question #1
  7. Dan’s Question #2
  8. Doom Nights, Pt. 1 [Commentary]
  9. Doom Nights, Pt. 2 [Commentary]
  10. Doom Nights, Pt. 3 [Commentary]
  11. Doom Nights, Pt. 4 [Commentary]
  12. Doom Nights, Pt. 5 [Commentary]
  13. Doom Nights, Pt. 6 [Commentary]
  14. Doom Nights, Pt. 7 [Commentary]
  15. Doom Nights, Pt. 8 [Commentary]
  16. Doom Nights, Pt. 9 [Commentary]
  17. Doom Nights, Pt. 10 [Commentary]
  18. Doom Nights, Pt. 11 [Commentary]
  19. Flaws [Alternate Instrumental] - This could possibly be the Russ Chimes instrumental that was released on this CD. Not sure
  20. Flaws [Live At MNM (Acoustic)] - This is on the Belgian version of ATBB, so I guess it shouldn't really be on this list haha
  21. Flaws [Snippet] - This is 6 seconds long
  22. Glory [Franky Rizardo Extended Mix]
  23. Icarus [Choral Version / Snippet] - I'm fairly certain this is that choir snippet of Icarus from OPH2
  24. Icarus [Live From the Roundhouse, London, U.K./2012]
  25. Joy [Future Humans Remix]
  26. Joy [One Eyed Jack's Session]
  27. Laura Palmer [Other People's Heartache Version (Snippet)] - I'm assuming this is a snippet from Falling on OPH1
  28. Laura Palmer [Other People's Heartache Version] - Probably the full-length version of Falling?
  29. Meet Bastille!
  30. Million Pieces [M-22 Extended Mix]
  31. Of The Night [Snippet] - This is 5 seconds long
  32. Overjoyed [Live From the Roundhouse, London, U.K./2012]
  33. Part One Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  34. Part Two Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  35. Part Three Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  36. Part Four Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  37. Part Five Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  38. Part Six Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  39. Part Seven Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  40. Part Eight Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  41. Part Nine Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  42. Part Ten Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  43. The End Of Doom Nights [Commentary]
  44. Pompeii [Audien Remix / Soft Edit / DJ Havana Brown - Crave, Vol. 9]
  45. Pompeii [Kat Krazy Remix / DJ Soft Edit] - This one is actually on Spotify, just not playable (here)
  46. Pompeii [Kat Krazy Remix / Soft Edit / Sessions 10] - This one is also on Spotify, just not playable (here)
  47. Pompeii [Other People's Heartache Version (Snippet)] - This is 2 seconds long (??)
  48. Pompeii [Other People's Heartache Version] - Probably from Sweet Pompeii
  49. Previously On Other People's Heartache... [Snippet] - This is 4 seconds long, sooo not sure
  50. Quarter Past Midnight [John Gibbons Extended Mix] - Released on this CD
  51. Quarter Past Midnight [Nathan C Extended Mix] - Released on the same CD
  52. Skulls [Snippet] - This is 28 seconds long
  53. The Driver [Crossfaded Version]
  54. What Would You Do [Live] - If I'm not mistaken, this is the live performance from the Belgian exclusive version of ATBB
  55. What Would You Do [Snippet] - This is 4 seconds long
  56. Will’s Question #3
  57. World Gone Mad [King Arthur Remix Extended Version] - This was released on this CD
  58. Pompeii / Waiting All Night (w/ Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre) [Live at the Brits 2014] - We DO have a video of this (here's the best quality audio) since it was performed/broadcasted on TV, but it was never "officially" released
  59. Torn Apart (Bastille Vs. GRADES) [Crossfaded Version]
  60. Torn Apart [Crossfaded Version / Vocal Up]
  61. Torn Apart [Extended Mix / Crossfaded Version]
  62. Torn Apart, Pt II (Bastille Vs. GRADES Vs. Lizzo) [Crossfaded Version]
  63. Bite Down (Bastille Vs. HAIM) [Crossfaded Version]
  64. bad_news (Bastille Vs. MNEK) [Crossfaded Version]
  65. Remains (Bastille Vs. Rag’N’Bone Man Vs. Skunk Anansie) [Crossfaded Version]
  66. Axe To Grind (Bastille Vs. Tyde Vs. Rationale) [Crossfaded Version]
  67. Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille Vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet) [Crossfaded Version]
  68. Thinkin Bout You [Snippet] - This is 7 seconds long
  69. IDGAF (Dua Lipa) (NB:Craig David only on cover, small portion of Eamonn *ck You and lyrics to IDGAF have been changed) - This is legitimately what the site says lmao It has Bastille and Craig David registered on it, but apparently only Craig is actually on the cover
  70. Happier [Extended Version]
  71. Happier [Breathe Carolina Extended Remix] - Released on this CD
So there you have it! A big ol' list of registered titles. Of course we're aware of most of these things, like Doom Nights and such, and the others are not too far off from what we know, like extended versions, instrumentals, snippets, crossfaded versions, etc.
Sometime soon, I'd like to talk about a possible unreleased song, so stick around for that. But that's all I got for now! I'll keep you updated on whether or not we get our hands on that pesky Joy EP...
P.S. I added the Joy EP to Discogs here if you're a nerd like me and care about that kind of stuff lol
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2020.11.15 00:45 Mister_reindeer Thoughts From a First-Time Reader

Long-time Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman fan, first-time Miracleman reader here. I recently read through all the 1980s and 1990s material, as well as George Khoury’s excellent Kimota! and Pádraig Ó Méalóid’s Poisoned Chalice. I’ve long been fascinated by the behind-the-scenes history of the character, and it was about time I got around to actually reading it. I loved it even more than I thought I would. Such wonderful characterizations, such a cool and dense mythology. It’s almost impossible to choose a favorite artist on the series. I didn’t think anyone would top Garry Leach for me, but I think Totleben must be the best. What he and Moore inspired one another to create in Olympus is a masterwork. Buckingham is tough to even compare to the other guys because he’s such a chameleon, but The Golden Age is such a visual feast that he deserves a shout-out too.
Having said that, I have so many things about the series I want to talk about. Some of them are questions (albeit ones that I fear are unanswerable), some are nitpicky critiques / minor things that bugged me (I previously made a nitpicky post about the MM Family’s ages, so I won’t bring that up again). I hope that it isn’t bad form to drop such a wordy post, but things seem understandably pretty slow here and I hope maybe a few people will be interested in some discussion about something I mention below. I’m just so excited to talk about this series. I also hope the below doesn’t sound too critical, because as I said, I loved the comic, but certain things stood out precisely because Moore and Gaiman’s writing is typically so airtight. Anyway, here are some random points I jotted down while I was reading…
In “The Approaching Light”: Why on Earth do Miracleman and Evelyn Cream spend the night in a hotel sleeping and wait a full day before rescuing Liz? It seems like a completely unnecessary delay when she’s in potentially imminent danger, on top of the already dubious storytelling stall that Miracleman has to take a plane (!) to Paraguay because the wind-chill would freeze Cream if he flew (okay, that’s a nice realistic twist on the usual “superhero carrying a normal mortal human” cliché, but why does he even need Cream to come with him?).
In my opinion, that Book 2 period gets unfairly criticized for being “uneven” (even by Moore himself). Changes in artist aside, Book 2 is actually a more unified story overall than Book 1 (which is not to say that the writing is better than Book 1 necessarily, just that it holds together better as a “book”). That being said, there are some uncharacteristically dicey storytelling choices Moore makes. Why would Gargunza just sit around biding his time in Paraguay as he grows older and closer to death, hoping for the off-chance that Mike will someday remember his post-hypnotic keyword? Why not make an anonymous phone call or send a letter that just says “Kimota” to trigger Mike’s memory? Why does he give Mike and Cream a three-minute head-start from Miracledog? This is such a cliché comic book villain gimmick of the type that would make Adrian Veidt cringe. Why wouldn’t he just have the dog tear them apart then and there in the living room? Finally, Gargunza saying Miracledog’s post-hypnotic keyword “Steppenwolf” in front of Mike is such a bad plan. He essentially hands him the disarming mechanism.
Despite having read two wonderful books on the history of Miracleman replete with interviews with all the relevant parties, I still can’t find a single good explanation for why Marvelman stopped appearing in Warrior after #21. Moore exasperatingly keeps blaming his falling-out with Dez Skinn, and neither Khoury nor Ó Méalóid ever calls him out on the fact that this makes no sense since he continued submitting V for Vendetta scripts to Warrior for another five issues after Marvelman disappeared, up until the very end of the magazine (Skinn himself, slippery and self-serving as most of his quotes are, is the only one who actually points this out). It also makes no sense that Moore specifically traces the moment of no return to a censorship argument over a story that appeared in Warrior #7, when he kept submitting Marvelman scripts for another 14 issues after that! Skinn, and Khoury, convincingly argue that it was the Moore/Davis rift that killed the strip, but a quote from Davis in Poisoned Chalice indicates that they were still on decent terms several months later, with Moore and Jamie Delano visiting Davis’s house round the time Delano took over Captain Britain. Skinn himself has admitted that Marvel UK’s legal threats weren’t the real reason he stopped publishing Marvelman but were subterfuge for whatever else was going on (the first letter from Marvel is dated 9/21, whereas Marvelman’s final appearance in Warrior had been cover dated August, presumably on sale earlier than that). There just doesn’t seem to be any particularly good reason for the strip to disappear at that particular moment.
I have to say, and I guess this will probably be a so-called hot take, I don’t think Chuck Beckum’s art on the series is the worst. It’s competent, stiff and completely uninspired, but not bad—just not on the level of most of the other amazing series artists. Rick Veitch’s art on #9, however, is wildly uneven, and in my opinion way worse than Beckum’s in many spots. Some stuff is beautiful (much of the birth scene), but some is downright ugly. In particular, Liz’s face barely looks like a human face in a lot of panels (it really kills that two-page flying truck sequence, which should be beautiful, but every single drawing of her is just so sketchy and off-model it detracts from what should be the joy and wonder). It’s strange, because his work on the following issue is pretty consistently solid. This isn’t even down to the change in inker (although Ridgway is of course wonderful). If you compare the pencils for #9 and #10, the difference in quality is jarring. I wonder if he was rushed to get #9 out in a hurry due to the flood-related delay at Eclipse? (#10 notably was released five months after #9, so perhaps he took more time with it.)
I know I said I wouldn’t harp on the MM Family’s ages again, but…Miraclewoman’s backstory in “Aphrodite” says Miracledog was already around in the 1950s-60s, which would make him quite old in 1982, unless this was a different dog (a dog who looks quite a bit like Pluto can be seen in one panel when Gargunza shoots his assistant). Or I guess if he spent a good deal of those two decades in Miracledog form, Pluto would have aged less. Answered my own question there!
Again harping on Miraclewoman’s backstory in “Aphrodite,” isn’t it a little weird that the Spookshow confuses Young Nastyman’s body for Young Miracleman’s? YN is in a volcano in Iceland whereas YM was supposed to be quite a ways away over the North Sea when he encountered the bomb.
Did Young Nastyman not have a failsafe word? It seems odd that he wakes up and overpowers Gargunza, when Gargunza predicted this exact type of occurrence two years earlier and put a mechanism in place to prevent it in the others.
It’s somewhat surprising that Winter is the first super-offspring, given that Young Nastyman seems to go on quite the tear for a bit, Miraclewoman seem to have a pretty healthy sexual appetite, and Kid Miracleman was presumably doing heaven knows what for the better part of two decades. I guess KM probably killed all his conquests immediately after, though.
In “Hermes,” rather prophetically predicting our own 2020 reality, Miracleman says that due to screens allowing people to work from home, there are “no cities” as of 1987. But London still appears to be very densely populated, and we later see in Gaiman’s run (#24) that NYC is also still very much a thing.
In “Hermes,” the Qys Kingqueen says Earth is the first “new world in intelligent space” since the Qys and the Gulf World/Warpsmiths first met, yet one issue later, in “Pantheon,” Phon Mooda claims to have seen “a dozen” new worlds. Given that the two empires first met 11,000 Earth years ago (again, per “Hermes”), this presumably makes Phon Mooda quite old!
I have to say, I wasn’t thrilled with Liz’s characterization as it evolved throughout the series. She started out as a strong, witty, smart character, by far a stronger character than Mike: she is carrying them financially, and she is the one who investigates and figures out a lot about Miracleman’s powers (as Winter points out, Mike/Miracleman himself is surprisingly incurious about his own powers). Liz correctly guesses that he has a force field (whereas Miracleman incorrectly first thinks he has “tough skin” and Liz points out why this is absurd). She correctly guesses that the basis of his strength is his mind, and guesses not only that Miracleman’s body is separate from Mike’s but even manages to deduce the existence of underspace/infra-space! But as the story progresses, she goes through the rather unfortunate damsel in distress phase, then basically ceases to be an independent character at all as Winter manipulates her. I do like the closure and strength Moore gives her in that short final scene (Moore essentially allows her to voice the moral of the entire Olympus storyline), but it was sad to see her go from a fully fleshed-out character to almost a non-entity. Given that she was basically the main supporting character at the start of the strip, I would have liked to see her continue as a subplot in Gaiman’s run (just as Johnny Bates would periodically pop up for a page in Moore’s installments here and there), tracking her perspective on MM’s brave new world. There’s no reason she had to disappear from the story entirely just because she is no longer with Miracleman.
The only flaw in all of John Totleben’s incredible art for this series: during Mike’s “suicide,” he clearly has the two missing fingers that were bitten off by Miracledog (a shot of him climbing the mountain unfortunately puts his right hand, and the fingers at issue, into the very clear foreground).
As brilliant as “Nemesis” is, I do have some issues with it: it’s annoying, from both a plot and a character standpoint, that Phon Mooda disappears from the London battle without any explanation. One also has to wonder why one of the Warpsmiths doesn’t warp Kid Miracleman into the sun or some equally deadly environment—or at least to some star system far from civilization where he couldn’t do damage. Miracleman makes the (frankly silly) excuse that Aza Chorn keeps warping KM within London because he doesn’t know many locations on Earth, but in the Warpsmith solo stories, they seem to have the ability to warp across large distances of the universe in a moment. There doesn’t seem to be any basis for their warping being restricted to Earth. Finally—and I can’t take credit for this one, I saw it in a blog post comment—why wouldn’t Miracleman have tried yelling “Abraxas” to turn KM back to Johnny Bates? It’s possible that Gargunza gave each subject a different failsafe word, of course, but it would certainly be worth at least trying.
Based on what I’ve read online, this will probably also be an unpopular opinion, but...I’m fine with the censorship of the N-word. I hate to call out any particular person, but there was a message board post I read that seems to me to be emblematic of the sentiment I’ve seen expressed, and I present it in that spirit: “If I've opened a polybag to read a story about a naked black man imagining himself running naked through a Carribean mythological nightmare, or a massacred London full of assorted, dismembered body parts, I think I can handle the N-word.” I think the missing part of this equation is that, for a certain group of people, that particular word has a long, hurtful history, and can be highly triggering. They likely aren’t expecting to encounter it in a book like this, which doesn’t deal with race in any meaningful way, and quite frankly, I don’t think the word adds anything artistically. The Evelyn Cream monologues, with the weird fixation about voodoo and the jungle, are rather problematic to begin with IMO, and I don’t know that Kid Miracleman using a racial slur really contributes much of value to the story to justify using the term (I think we understand he’s evil by this point without using such potentially hurtful language). In contrast, I think the use of the word in Watchmen is much stronger from an artistic standpoint, as it depicts a poor black man using it ingratiatingly as a term of solidarity to a wealthy black man who believes he has moved beyond such labels. In Watchmen, it feels both natural and necessary to the moment/character arc, and therefore printing the word itself adds to the power of its use. In Miracleman, in both instances, it feels like a young Moore is trying to do something (with good intentions, I’m sure) that doesn’t really gel to justify the use of such divisive language, and so I’m fine with the censorship. (Now, we can discuss the hypocrisy of Marvel leaving the equally misguided use of the N-word uncensored in reprints of Chris Claremont’s run on X-Men, but that doesn’t mean they were wrong to censor it on Miracleman—just that they have an inconsistent editorial standard.) That being said, I am a tad upset that “f----t” (censorship my own) was changed to “fairy” in “Notes from the Underground.” Again, for me, it comes down to balancing how hurtful the word is against the value to the story. In this case, Gargunza going for the jugular in attacking Warhol’s sexuality was the entire emotional turning-point of the story (contrasting this with, say, Kid Miracleman calling Huey Moon the N-word when the two have no history whatsoever and there is no emotional resonance). Changing this to Gargunza calling him a “fairy” softens the blow so much, and really removes a lot of the punch. Context matters, and I feel that this was a moment that did justify using the hurtful language because it made a point, although I’m assuming Gaiman approved the change.
That scene of Miracleman and Miraclewoman having sex in the sky is horrifying, in terms of them just casually throwing their clothes off. She drops her stiletto shoes down over London! Those could kill someone!
Any theories on why Miracledog becomes much much smaller when Miracleman retrieves him from underspace to become “Fenris”? It seems to be the same body story-wise.
Any thoughts on why Miracleman in particular seems to become the figurehead Zeus/Abrahamic God figure in the pantheon? It seems Miraclewoman is equally qualified if not moreso (same for Winter, for that matter, although she probably can’t be bothered with petty human concerns). It seems a little sexist that she’s relegated to the role of “goddess of love” when she’s generally presented as more intelligent, sensitive, resourceful, and competent than MM.
I wonder, why did Buckingham revert to the older Garry Leach costume design for Miracleman, when Moore made the “evolving uniform” thing a plot point going all the way back to Warrior #4 (and Gaiman/Buckingham themselves eventually referenced this in #24 when they drop the “MM” logo altogether)? Did he just stylistically prefer the original Leach design, I guess? Bucky does finally draw the “evolved” version of the Olympus-era costume in #24 during the flashback to “Nemesis,” but even there he gets it wrong—MM correctly has the 1985-era collar (as seen in “The Yesterday Gambit” and “Nemesis”), but he also appears to have the more jagged “MM” chest logo he didn’t develop until ca. 1987.
Not sure how many people catch this, but in “Notes from the Underground,” Warhol references Divine hanging out with “Glenn.” This presumably references Divine’s “real” name, Glenn Milstead. Presumably, Mors cloned two bodies, in a neat parallel to Miracleman/Mike Moran and co.’s dual identities/bodies.
Any thoughts on the oblique Spaceman predictions in “Carnival” and “When Titans Clash!”? The one in “Carnival” keeps talking about “old friends from the future,” which seems not to bode well for what Young Miracleman’s return portends.
Are all the background characters in “Carnival” cameos/references, or are some just fun designs? I spotted someone dressed as a “rainbow ghost” (a Qys form Winter takes in “Winter’s Tale”), a guy dressed as Captain Britain, and of course, guys dressed as Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and Golden Age Flash. I’m assuming the big white thing with a lower-case “a” on its chest (in the same panel as the rainbow ghost) is a reference to something, but I’m having trouble placing it.
What’s the deal with the clock gears motif on all Dave McKean’s covers for The Golden Age? It reminds me of Dr. Manhattan, but it doesn’t seem to really have anything to do with The Golden Age storyline.
I found the final pages of the Apocrypha issues really funny, where they basically read as Gaiman (pretty accurately) criticizing what the other writers got wrong about Miracleman. I doubt that he meant it in a cruel way (by all accounts, he loved the idea of letting other writers play in his sandbox writing “imaginary” stories), but it does come across as a bit bitchy in a charming way. (I also have to quickly gripe that Fred Schiller’s story, “A Bright and Sunny Day,” makes no sense. The Apocrypha stories are generally silly and easy to ignore, but this one really gave me a headache. KM is able to speed up to the professor’s pace, but then when he leaves the professor for twelve minutes the professor inexplicably ages twelve years, and then KM spends 57 years with him but inexplicably doesn’t age even though the professor does?)
Gaiman generally does an excellent job of keeping track of Moore’s continuity and obviously has an encyclopedic of the earlier stories/issues. However, one weird thing I noticed. In the framing story for Apocrypha #1, Miracleman mocks the “Scrapbook” story because Miraclewoman calls MM “Mike” in the story—the implication being that he and MW no longer use their “human” names. However, in “Hermes,” Miraclewoman sort of gently teases MM for calling her “Miraclewoman,” and suggests it would be easier if he called her Avril. For the rest of Olympus, up to and including the “present day” 1987 stuff, they call each other “Mike” and “Avril.” It seems odd that Gaiman inexplicably flipped this.
Another small, nitpicky point: The comic books we see in the framing sequence for Apocrypha #3 have prices on the cover, and the envelope they were sent in has postage. This seems to be a continuity error, since Miracleman banished money very soon after making himself known to the public.
I know Bucky redid all the background paintings for the sky/fireworks display at the end of “Carnival,” leading to the final page being totally different between the Eclipse printing and the Marvel editions. He also almost completely redrew the bulk of “Retrieval,” which he had expressed unhappiness with in George Khoury’s book. He has also said that he was in the process of completely redrawing #23, #24 and the unpublished #25 for Marvel, to bring them in line with the new art style he has developed for The Silver Age (I’m very excited for this…the original #23 and #24 are kind of stiff and really not Bucky’s best work, and he has really grown as an artist since). I’m generally not a fan of this kind of revisionism (George Lucas removing Sebastian Shaw’s eyebrows, etc.), but for some reason I don’t so much mind Bucky improving on his old stuff (the new “fire” display is so much more beautiful). My question is, did Bucky (or any other artist) redraw any other old material, aside from the examples I already mentioned?
I have to imagine that the redrawn #23 will also remove all references to destroying the World Trade Center. The opening of #23 is rather odd, insofar as it’s the exact thing Moore was fighting against in “Nemesis” (big dumb superhero battle with massive property damage and no human casualties). I at first assumed NYC was now uninhabited (since Miracleman says in Olympus that there are no more cities), and had been converted into a superhero playground. But we then see in the very next issue that NYC is still very much populated. So is what we see in #23 a dummy version constructed as a training ground, or what?
The Kay we meet in The Silver Age (who wants to have sex with everyone) is presumably the same Kay Mist mentions in “Winter’s Tale” (she says Kay is the only Miraclebaby besides Winter who can warp, because she is “glonzo”).
Any thoughts on the wallpaper design in #24? It pops up throughout the issue, also appearing on both Jordan’s vest and the Spaceman’s clothes. Strange little motif.
What is the general consensus on whether or not Young Miracleman is actually in love with Miracleman? Is he closeted and in denial, or is Miraclewoman wrong? Or (given that she’s generally portrayed as nigh-infallible, especially when it comes to matters of the heart) is it possible that she deliberately lied to Miracleman for some reason? The end of that issue is rather ominous. Why does Miracleman tell her they need to talk? Note that he calls her “Avril” here, for the only time in the Gaiman issues, like a person calling their spouse by their full given name when angry.
Dez Skinn generally comes across as a slippery bloke with a selective memory, but his description of Grant Morrison’s story in George Khoury’s Kimota! is particularly infuriating: “a discussion between Kid Marvelman and a Catholic priest, and it was quite fascinating because Kid Marvelman argued a very good case against organized religion. Nobody was flying, no beams from anybody’s eyes, but a bloody clever script…” I like some of Morrison’s stuff and I’d been excited to get to that story for awhile based off of Skinn’s description. Imagine my disappointment when the story was LITERALLY the exact opposite of what Skinn described! What the hell, Dez.
A few more random thoughts: I also reread V for Vendetta alongside Miracleman, and it was interesting to track some parallels that popped up in the evolution of the two stories. For instance, in Warrior #11, both Marvelman and V conclude their “Book 1” with a story that reveals the source of their powers comes from secret government experiments. Also, this is probably common knowledge, but an interesting piece of trivia: It’s a regular source of debate who might have built the Fate computer in V for Vendetta, with many theorizing it might have been V (I personally don’t subscribe to this). The only truly definitive answer is in Moore’s “Quality Universe” timeline, which reveals that Gargunza in fact built it! I’m assuming Moore scrapped this “head canon” as the V story progressed (for one, the computer in the finished story seems to have been built much later than the 1960s), but fun piece of trivia.
Does anyone have any idea what is happening in the Miracleman: Triumphant pages that cropped up online? I know the story involved Miracleman going to see a fortune teller, and it appears from the illustrations (sadly with no dialogue written in) that this gimmick rather unsurprisingly becomes a framing story for something (an imaginary tale? The future?). The main story seems to show a dark-haired woman (Liz?) yelling at Miraclewoman, Gargunza and the Warhols (!) seemingly leading some sort of uprising in Olympus along with Miracledog (and possibly aligned with Winter and the Miraclebabies?), and maybe-Liz knocking Gargunza unconscious with one of the Warhols’ oversized Campbell’s soup cans (groan). The art by Mike Deodato is slick, nothing incredible but certainly easy on the eyes; the credited writer Fred Burke seems to have done very little in the industry (he edited the Total Eclipse crossover, which doesn’t bode well). Overall, I hate to pass judgment without being able to read the full thing, but what is available looks pretty dumb, and it’s probably for the best that this never saw the light of day.
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2020.11.14 19:55 AnnieIWillKnow [MATCH THREAD] Arsenal Women vs Chelsea FC Women - Sunday 15th November, 14:30 GMT (WSL)

Welcome to the /chelsealadiesfc match thread for our WSL fixture against Arsenal, away at Meadow Park!
Date: 15th November 2020
KO: 14:30 GMT
Competition: WSL
Venue: Meadow Park

MATCH PREVIEW

This year's Women's Football Weekend sees Chelsea travel away to Arsenal in the WSL, in a massive fixture in our season. With men's domestic football having paused for international fixtures, the FA seeks to use this weekend to shine a spotlight in the women's game in Egnaldn. This year’s edition will be the first time ever that all WSL fixtures in a single match week will be shown live on UK television – with kick off times spread out so that each game gets its chance in the spotlight. A bumper set of fixtures includes this London derby, the Manchester derby, and a West Midlands derby, with Birmingham facing newly-promoted Aston Villa.
With only 12 teams in the WSL, each fixtures carries extra significance – and any dropped points can cost a team chasing the title dearly. This means the matches between the title contenders are even more highly-pressured, and generally decide who is crowned champions at the end of the season. Chelsea won the title last season (through points-per-game, after the season was ended early) by virtue of a league double over Sunday’s opponents Arsenal, and a home win and away draw against eventual runners-up Manchester City.
This year, things may be slightly different in the WSL, after something of a shake-up – Manchester United and Everton have both made impressive starts to the season, with Man United currently sitting top of the WSL. It used to be the case that Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City would seldom drop points to teams outside of the ‘Big 3’ – but this season has seen Chelsea draw away at Man United, and Arsenal lose to Man United last weekend, in what was their first dropped points to a team outside the Big 3 in nearly two seasons. Everton’s strong start sees them sit third in the table, and they defeated Chelsea in an FA Cup quarter-final in September (of last season’s competition) on their way to November’s final, which they lost to Man City.
With more teams taking points off of each other, that may mean that a bad result in the matches between the Big 3 may not be as damaging – but they are nonetheless still huge fixtures, with Sunday a must-win game for both side. This is especially the case for Arsenal, after their loss last weekend – and with the pressure of being the home team.
Since the international break at the start of October, Chelsea have won both games in November – a straightforward 2-0 win over Spurs in the Conti Cup group stage (women’s League Cup), and an impressive 4-0 win over upstarts Everton, with summer signing Pernille Harder scoring a great goal.
Chelsea's stand-out player so far this season, Fran Kirby, will miss out on Sunday with an injury picked up on the international break. Fortunately, Chelsea can call on the likes of Harder, Sam Kerr and last season’s top scorer Bethany England – amongst others – in Kirby’s absence.
Arsenal’s recent form has been more mixed – as mentioned they lost 1-0 to Man United last weekend, in a game which felt seismic in terms of the established order in the WSL. Prior to that they had won comfortably in the Conti Cup against second-tier opposition London City Lionesses.
Arsenal are a team known for scoring a lot of a goals, and they have had their typically free-flowing start to the season, with 29 goals in just 6 league games. This is in thanks in no small part to the forward Vivienne Miedema, who has recently become the all-time top goal scorer in the WSL at the age of just 24, and already has 10 goals this season in league play. Miedema has not scored in her past 5 games against Chelsea, though – with the Blues defence appearing to know how to keep her at bay.
A key weakness of this Arsenal side is their vulnerability to high-pressing teams – this was apparent in their loss to Man United last weekend, and also in their 4-1 loss in the Conti Cup in October to this Chelsea side. Arsenal did not name a full strength team that day, but nonetheless were blown away by the intensity of the Chelsea performance. The way to beat Arsenal is clear – and what manager Joe Montemurro can do about that will be on show tomorrow. Arsenal have also had their injury issues this season, and with their squad not as deep as Chelsea’s, that may play a big role in the outcome of the league title this season.
Chelsea currently sit fourth in the WSL, but with two games in hand with the teams above us – and if we win tomorrow we will be one point off the top, with one game still in hand.

A full preview of today's game can be found over on /chelseafc

HOW TO FOLLOW

The match will be shown live on UK television on BT Sport, at 14:30 GMT.
For non-UK viewers, the match will also be streamed on the WSL’s free online streaming platform, the FA Player.
As always, the Chelsea FC Twitter feed will also provide live updates

Up the Chels!

LINE UPS:
Arsenal: Zinzberger, Maier, Williamson, Wubben-Moy, McCabe, Walti, Little (C), Roord, Mead, Miedema, Foord (Subs: Williams, Mace, Evans, Gut, Pearse, Garrad, Van de Donk)
Chelsea: Berger, Andersson, Bright, Eriksson (C), Mjelde, Ingle, Leupolz, Ji, Cuthbert, Harder, England (Subs: Telford, Thorisdottir, Carter, Reiten, J. Fleming, C. Fleming, Kerr, Charles)

MATCH EVENTS:

  • KICK OFF! We are underway at Meadow Park
  • 5' - Arsenal started brightly but Chelsea have dominated possession since. Arsenal captain Kim Little has been off the pitch for several minutes with a cut lip.
  • 8' - Little is back with us and threads Miedema through, but Berger is first to it
  • 10' - Nice cross from Andersson but England can't get her header on target
  • 17' - Harder wins Chelsea a free kick, about 35 yards from goal
  • 18' - Ji lays it off to Cuthbert, whose strike is charged down
  • 22' - Berger does well to sweep clear a slightly errant back pass, and her clearance nearly puts England in at the other end
  • 23' - Cuthbert is done and receiving treatment after a clash with Foord, but is fine to continue
  • 25' - Walti goes down in the Chelsea box, but the ref isn't interested
  • 28' - Miedema is now down and receiving treatment, she'd been limping...
  • 31' - Meier booked for a late challenge on Eriksson, who is okay
  • 39' - A nice move from Arsenal, which ends with Miedema on the ball in the box, but Chelsea snuff it out
  • 43' - OH MY GOD THIS GAME JUST SPARKED INTO LIFE. Ingle gives the ball away and Foord capitalises, then hits the bar with her strike! The drama isn't over as the ball bounces again onto the bar, before Berger scrambles a punch away and Chelsea clear. Palpitations!
  • 44' - Arsenal corner after some frenetic Chelsea defending
  • HALF TIME! Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea. Balanced half, with little to report apart from a late Arsenal chance which struck the bar, but nothing in it to separate either side.
  • SECOND HALF. Hayes makes an attacking change, bringing on forward Sam Kerr for midfielder Melanie Leupolz.
  • 46' - First chance of the second half to Chelsea, as Harder sets up England - who blazes her shot over the bar
  • 53' - Chelsea have been the better team so far in this second half, and Beth England puts a cross in that Harder glances a header on, before Cuthbert's eventual shot is charged down by the Arsenal defence. Chance.
  • 60' - Oh my! Arsenal give the ball away, but England completely fluffs her lines, and mis-kicks it!
  • 63' - Arsenal have a free kick after Ji fouls McCabe, with Ji going in the book
  • 66' - Reiten now comes on for Chelsea, to replace England. Still no changes from Arsenal.
  • 72' - Great tackle by McCabe to rob Kerr as the Aussie runs in on the Arsenal goal
  • 74' - Ah!! Ji puts a great cross into the Arsenal box which eventually falls to Harder, but she can't put it away!
  • 81' - The ball falls to Miedema in the Chelsea box for her first real chance of the game, but she can't find the target! Arsenal have a corner. Not like Miedema, that.
  • 86' - GOAL! Gutting. Miedema beats Millie Bright for pace and puts in a great ball for Beth Mead, who finishes with a first time volley to put Arsenal 1-0 up.
  • 90' GET IN!!! GOALLLLL!!!! Chelsea are back on level terms!! It's an own goal from Wubben-Moy and an absolute freak deflection, but who cares!
  • 90+3' - Oh my!! Kerr has a tricky chance to win it, but can't quite find the target - tough angle
  • 90+5' - A final chance for Chelsea, as the Blues look to counter, but Kerr can't quite find the ball through!
  • FULL TIME!

Final score: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea! A game of little incident until the last few minutes when Arsenal thought they'd found the winner before a very late equaliser from Chelsea, in a match which deserved to be a draw

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2020.11.14 11:19 ianvideo 14th November 2020 - Silence broken, ATP Finals preview, Catherine in the bubble

Show Notes

In this episode we look ahead to the ATP Finals – the final event of this strange tennis season and the final time it will be staged in London. Catherine details her experience inside the O2 bubble so far, as well as the dental emergency which almost scuppered her plans. We also analyse the two singles groups, discuss what we learned on media day, and make some predictions.
Just how motivated will Djokovic be to win the title? Is Nadal better suited to indoor tennis than ever? Does Medvedev have a point to prove? Can Rublev raise his game against the top players? Will Schwartzman do more than make up the numbers? And how are Thiem and Tsitsipas’ injuries?
We also react to the latest developments involving the allegations against Alexander Zverev, including some new comments from him in his press conference and a long overdue statement from the ATP.
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Date: Saturday 14th November
Length: 57 mins 42 secs

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2020.11.11 20:14 LT80216 Divorce Experience During Quarantine - (27M)

This is my first time posting on Reddit, and I thought I'd share my divorce experience. Hopefully everything I share here can help fellow Redditors that are going through divorce. I feel that sharing everything here online helps greatly with the healing process.
So I'm a 27 year old male, and I was married for 8 years. I met my ex-wife in London when I was 19 (super young). I'm from the UK, born and raised, and moved to the US to be with my wife back in 2012. We travelled the world together, and spent most of our free time together.
So when COVID-19 hit the US back in February 2020, we both ended up working from home since our offices were closed. After several months of working from home, I think spending too much time together in the house, and not getting any social interaction started to interfere with our relationship. We started to get easily agitated with each other, and we started to drift apart as a couple. I think for many years we also hid our differences and things we didn't like about each other, and our daily routines kind of covered up those issues.
So skipping a few months ahead to June 2020, we decided that it was best if we separated and divorced, the decision was mutual. So we went to the courthouse and filed all of the paperwork to get divorced. Then the next few months after filing for divorce were tough, I was in a constant limbo where I kept changing my mind on everything. One day I wanted to stay, the next I was sure I wanted to leave, the whole experience was emotionally draining. We also went on vacation in August which was good, but we could still feel the issues and tension between us.
Finally in September 2020, I decided that I can't keep going back and forth, and I finally pulled the trigger. I found a new apartment, I purchased new furniture and other household items. This was the hardest part of the divorce for me, the week running up to moving out was awful. I couldn't sleep much at night, I was suffering from insomnia, and a constant state of sadness. To respect my ex-wife, I slept in the spare bedroom with an air mattress to get used to sleeping on my own. Sleeping on my own was really hard, I'd basically cry myself to sleep every night, and the worst part was waking up in the morning, around 4am I'd wake up, and then everything would hit me, and the sadness was unbearable.
Finally the day came when I was moving out, that was definitely one of the hardest days of my life. I remember telling my close friend that, that day felt like my own funeral. Seeing all of your belongings and furniture getting moved away to your new apartment, that was tough.
One of the biggest challenges I'm facing now is trying to stay grounded and focused. When I first moved out, I was just so excited to go out and party, meet new people, and just have a good time. At the time I thought this was a good approach to deal with my pain, but now that I look back, I was doing all of this to hide my pain.
I was also quick to jump into the dating scene, which looking back was wrong. I think I just missed having someone in my life to spend time with and enjoy life with. I quickly noticed that dating that early on was not healthy, or right. Whenever I would meet women and go out, I would feel a lot of anxiety, and I didn't feel 100% myself.
Now I'm trying to focus on myself by going to the gym, eating healthy, reading books, and just being honest with myself.
Despite everything initially being very hard and sad, things do get better. It's now been about 9 weeks since I moved out, and the final divorce decree arrived in the mail 2 weeks ago. When I received the decree it did hit me quite hard, especially since we were together for nearly a whole decade. I still carry a lot of guilt for divorcing and leaving the women I thought I'd have a future with forever, but as the weeks go by, it becomes clearer that I made the right decision.
All I can say is things get better, you'll feel numb and emotionless in the beginning, but as the days and weeks go by, you'll start to feel more like yourself. I know this whole process will take a long time, but I'm hopeful of the future, and I know better days will come. I know there's a woman out there that's more suited for me, and when I'm in a right place emotionally, everything that is meant to be will be.
So that's pretty much my story so far, feel free to ask any questions.
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