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Bangkok. 18th November 2020.

“ขอเดชะฝ่าละอองธุลีพระบาทปกเกล้าปกกระหม่อม”,
“May the power of the dust under the dust under the dust under the soles of your royal feet protect my head and the top of my head.”

Pro democracy and monarchy reform graffiti outside the Royal Thai Police HQ, and paint thrown at the HQ wall and gates.

Some photographs have been set to private as self censorship in order to avoid the lese majeste and computer crime laws in Thailand.

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Prayut’s ‘lawfare’ risks blowing Thailand’s political divide wide open

Thai Public Broadcasting Service – November 20, 2020

Fear is growing that Thailand’s ongoing political conflict will intensify, with no visible way out, after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared that “all existing laws” would be wielded against anti-establishment protesters.

Critics voiced concern that the draconian lese majeste law, which has not been used for some time, may be deployed to shackle the youth-led movement.

Prayut’s statement, which was released on Thursday, said the current situation was not heading in a positive direction, with conflicts now escalating into violence.

If not dealt with, it could damage the country and the “beloved institution”, as well as the peace and safety of people and their property, he added.

“The government and security agencies find it necessary to enforce all existing laws and all articles to take action against protesters who violate the law or who trespass on other people’s rights, in accordance with international standards of justice,” the statement said.

Yuthaporn Issarachai, a political scientist from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, said Prayut’s announcement would make it more difficult to find a way out of the conflict, as protesters were bound to react strongly.

Although Prayut did not specifically refer to Article 112 – the lese majeste law which penalises criticism of the monarchy with jail terms of up to 15 years – Yuthaporn believes it may well be used to prosecute protesters.

Prayut had said in June that the King, out of clemency, gave instructions not to use Article 112 against people.

However, royalists on Thursday stepped up their demand that police invoke it against protesters after an offensive remark was spray-painted on the portrait of a Royal outside police headquarters during a protest on Wednesday night.

Following the premier’s statement, police announced they were ready to use the lese majeste law against any demonstrator who offends or insults the monarchy.

However, Metha Matkhao, secretary-general of the Campaign for Popular Democracy, commented that using Article 112 against pro-democracy protesters would contradict the King’s wishes.
“Enforcing it would be a direct violation of the King’s remark and cause damage to the monarchy,” Metha said in a Facebook post, adding that the lese majeste law had long been used as a weapon to destroy political opponents.

He said the government would only add fuel to the fire by issuing such a threat, because it will further polarise Thai society.
“It [the PM’s statement] is not a step towards restoring reconciliation efforts, but a counter-step using legal mechanisms,” the activist said.

Prayut’s statement came after lawmakers on Wednesday passed two draft amendment bills in the first reading that would pave the way for a new Constitution. However, they rejected the so-called “people’s draft” sponsored by rights group Internet Dialogue on Law Reform (iLaw) and supported by more than 100,000 people.

The rejection angered protesters, who supported the draft because it not only paves the way for a new Constitution, but would also reform the monarchy – one of their three core demands. Their other demands are for the removal of Prayut as PM and a more democratic Constitution.

The protesters have announced their next rally will be held on Wednesday (November 25) outside the Crown Property Bureau. Observers suggest Prayut’s statement was issued as a warning against this rally.
Early this month, young anti-establishment protesters took their boldest move so far by symbolically mailing letters to the King, calling for reform of the revered institution.

Free Youth, one of the movement’s allies, suggested Prayut’s statement was a declaration of “lawfare” on the peaceful protesters, in which the government would wield all legal “weapons” including Article 112.
“Is this a declaration of ‘war’ against the people? This is the last straw … Please be prepared to deal with a failed state,” the group posted on Twitter.

Posted by allyoursocks on 2020-11-20 11:41:14

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Initially Answered: Why does Red Dead Redemption 2 occupy so much plate room? Since circles got bigger and bigger – and less expensive, same goes for web in most created countries. No one thinks about sparing space any longer, they don’t try to pack surfaces and sound records.

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The notorious title was delivered in November 1998, and is broadly viewed as the best game ever constructed. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the main game in the best 10 that came out later than 2014.

Initially, the expense of assembling and conveying the actual item may really be less expensive than conveying a download. Reports guarantee Red Dead Redemption tips the scales at over 100GB – truth be told, the game is so enormous it goes ahead two circles, which is something I’ve not found in some time.

Rdr2 story better than on the web
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Red Dead Redemption 1 so costly
Why Is the first Red Dead Redemption $99.99 on the PlayStation store? The CPU in the PS3 is significantly more mind boggling than the Xbox 360’s and a genuine annoyance to copy, and presumably inconceivable on the PS4 equipment. PS Now avoids this by letting you lease a PS3 distantly, which is the reason its costly.

Better to be positive or negative in Red Dead 2
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"Red Dead Redemption 2" is the principal direct spin-off that Rockstar has made, however it’s not really a continuation, but rather a prequel it happens in 1899, a long time before the occasions of "Red Dead Redemption." Instead of finding and taking out the Van der Linde pack, Arthur Morgan is a noticeable, steadfast individual from the group.

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Posted by mdalamin975454 on 2020-11-26 09:42:37

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Intel Sandy Bridge Single Core Re-shoot [JPG]

Re-shoot of a sandy bridge core. I have not taken a picture of this specific chip before, but I have taken pictures of sandy bridge cores in the past. This one has less scratches and I have removed the dust in post processing. I’m not sure why, but the stitching software just does not like sandy bridge chips and I can never stitch a full one without significant warping. I’m working on seeing if I can correct for it in Photoshop.

I’m not exactly sure which CPU this is but it is probably a Pentium G630 or something like that, it has 2 cores.

Camera: SONY A6000
Number of Images: 27? Cropped.
Panorama Y Axis: 3 Images
Panorama X Axis: 9 Images
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 2"
Light Source: LED Attached to Objective
DIC: No
Overlap: 50%
Microscope Objective: 5X
Microscope Eyepiece: DSLR Mount
Grid Used: 4×4 (Panning Movement Aid)
Capture Motion: ZigZag
Stitching Software: Autopano Giga
Other Software: Photoshop for sharpening, color correction and dust removal, gimp for scaling and JPG compression.
Image Type: JPG, 99% Quality.

Posted by cole8888 on 2020-11-25 00:14:01

Tagged: , intel , cpu , core , chip , die-shot , die-shots , SandyBridge

Intel Sandy Bridge Single Core Reshoot [PNG]

Re-shoot of a sandy bridge core. I have not taken a picture of this specific chip before, but I have taken pictures of sandy bridge cores in the past. This one has less scratches and I have removed the dust in post processing. I’m not sure why, but the stitching software just does not like sandy bridge chips and I can never stitch a full one without significant warping. I’m working on seeing if I can correct for it in Photoshop.

I’m not exactly sure which CPU this is but it is probably a Pentium G630 or something like that, it has 2 cores.

Camera: SONY A6000
Number of Images: 27? Cropped.
Panorama Y Axis: 3 Images
Panorama X Axis: 9 Images
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 2"
Light Source: Led Attached to Objective
DIC: No
Overlap: 50%
Microscope Objective: 5X
Microscope Eyepiece: DSLR Mount
Grid Used: 4×4 (Panning Movement Aid)
Capture Motion: ZigZag
Stitching Software: Autopano Giga
Other Software: Photoshop for sharpening, color correction and dust removal, gimp for scaling.
Image Type: PNG

Posted by cole8888 on 2020-11-25 00:14:01

Tagged: , intel , cpu , core , chip , die-shot , die-shots , SandyBridge

Robotic Vacuum

Product name: 2D Map Navigation & Memory Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Model No.: C30B
Special Features:
1. The robot can detect the entire environment around and then build up the map inside the CPU so that it do cleaning with plan from one room after another.
2. The robot is with memory to know where has cleaned while where hasn’t thus one-time sweeping coverage is more than 98%. The cleaning path repetition rate is about 1%.
3. Humanized design with voice reminder. The robot will remind you when charging, starts to do cleaning, full of dustbin or glitch,etc.
4. High efficient cleaning: the suction power is pretty strong. The design of primary filter combining with HEPA filter avoids the secondary air pollution. Besides, The suction power is adjustable so that we could choose a quieter mode.
5. WiFi app control,the WiFi connection is extremely swift, the app can show real time working route of the robot.
6. Electric control water tank ensures even water seepage. The water seepage stops automatically if robot stops working. The huge water volume of 350ml ensures continous wet mopping up to 100 minutes.
7. The design of interchangeable dustbin and water tank makes robot work more effectively and clean more thoroughly.
8. Modulized design is convenient for end users to maintain the robots by themselves.
9. Fully enclosed body design ensures that the dust can not enter into the mainboard, preventing the mainboard from being corroded.
Descriptions:
1.
bit.ly/3pZ7eFw

Posted by theshopavoo on 2020-11-24 09:42:00

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Robotic Vacuum

Product name: 2D Map Navigation & Memory Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Model No.: C30B
Special Features:
1. The robot can detect the entire environment around and then build up the map inside the CPU so that it do cleaning with plan from one room after another.
2. The robot is with memory to know where has cleaned while where hasn’t thus one-time sweeping coverage is more than 98%. The cleaning path repetition rate is about 1%.
3. Humanized design with voice reminder. The robot will remind you when charging, starts to do cleaning, full of dustbin or glitch,etc.
4. High efficient cleaning: the suction power is pretty strong. The design of primary filter combining with HEPA filter avoids the secondary air pollution. Besides, The suction power is adjustable so that we could choose a quieter mode.
5. WiFi app control,the WiFi connection is extremely swift, the app can show real time working route of the robot.
6. Electric control water tank ensures even water seepage. The water seepage stops automatically if robot stops working. The huge water volume of 350ml ensures continous wet mopping up to 100 minutes.
7. The design of interchangeable dustbin and water tank makes robot work more effectively and clean more thoroughly.
8. Modulized design is convenient for end users to maintain the robots by themselves.
9. Fully enclosed body design ensures that the dust can not enter into the mainboard, preventing the mainboard from being corroded.
Descriptions:
1.
bit.ly/3pZ7eFw

Posted by theshopavoo on 2020-11-24 09:58:25

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Messier 45 (Pleiades)

Constellation: Taurus.
Session: 21-22 Nov 2020.

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In astronomy, the Pleiades (/ˈplaɪədiːz/ or /ˈpliːədiːz/), or Seven Sisters (Messier 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. The celestial entity has several meanings in different cultures and traditions.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster (hence the alternative name Maia Nebula after the star Maia), but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium, through which the stars are currently passing. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades was probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.

Source: Wikipedia
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• Optics: Skywatcher 130/650 PDS.
• Mount: Skywatcher N-EQ6 Pro (mod).
• Filters: IDAS LPS D1 (2"); Astronomik LRGB (36 mm).
• Accessories: Baader MPCC Mark III 2" coma corrector.
• Camera: QHY163M mono camera.

• L: 40x180s | binning 1×1 | Gain 120 | Offset 80 | cooled – 10°c.

• R: 15x120s | binning 1×1 | Gain 120 | Offset 80 | cooled – 10°c.

• G: 14x120s | binning 1×1 | Gain 120 | Offset 80 | cooled – 10°c.

• B: 14x120s | binning 1×1 | Gain 120 | Offset 80 | cooled – 10°c.

• Integration: 3.43 hours.
• Correction: Darks, Flats, Bias, Dark Flats.

• Skies quality: Bortle 5/10, SQM 19.55.
• Resolution: 1,21"/pixel.
• Field of view: 1.56° x 1.18°.

• Notes: Light polluttion; clouds; haze; moonlight; mapped LRGB.

• Softwares: Pixinsight, Adobe Photoshop.

© www.infinitalavita.com • Cristian Cestaro

Posted by infinitalavita on 2020-11-21 22:00:00

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Paper Trail (1/3): Night and Day

===GCPD. Holding Cells.===

The cell door opened; the iron gate dragging along the concrete floor. Sitting alone on a cold metal bench, was a dishevelled looking Leonard Fiasco; his hair damp from a leaky pipe dripping above his head, his facial hair overgrown from three days in captivity. Standing in the doorway, a middle aged police officer; a set of keys in one hand, a cardboard box in the other.

"Mr Fiasco, your bail’s been posted. You’re free to go," he announced.

Fiasco tilted his head upwards, and rubbed his eyes wearily. "I don’t understand… I confessed."

The cop shrugged, as he dumped the box, full of Len’s belongings, at his feet. "Hey, welcome to Gotham."

Fiasco grabbed his jacket from the box, dusted the dirt off of his shoulders, and got to his feet. ‘Must’ve been one helluva check,’ he thought to himself, as he walked out the door. As he walked down the hall, he felt his hair stand on end, as all around him, police officers glared at him. ‘Fuck ’em,’ he thought bitterly, as he flung the front door open and walked down the stairs to freedom. Reaching into his pocket, he grabbed another cigarette, and lit it angrily. For a few moments, he just stood outside the precinct, taking in deeper breathes with each puff. And then, a voice called out; a voice colder than any autumnal breeze.

"Hello Leonard."

~

Down the hall, in a disused storage room, Montgomery Sharpe sat adjacent from David Li. Sharpe, was staring glumly at his plastic cup of water. "Don’t suppose you’ve got anything stronger?" he asked.

"I never drink on the job," Li said.

"Bummer," Sharpe scoffed, as he ran a hand across his bruised skin.

"Quite," Li said, adjusting his glasses. "My apologies, Mr Sharpe, my client is currently embroiled in a family affair- but he sent me in his stead. I was hoping to meet with your employer instead, but I couldn’t reach him," he said disappointedly.

"Nah, you wouldn’t," Sharpe grinned, revealing several cracked teeth. "He’s taken something of a sabbatical."

"I see," Li noted, as he drew a pen from his pocket, and began writing. "Do you have any idea where he is now?"

"Eh, some school in Colorado," Sharpe drawled. "I think. Never been big on exposition," he added bashfully.

"Well, that certainly narrows things down," Li said loftily, as he closed his briefcase. "Thank you."

~

Fiasco spun around- standing behind him, a pair of coffee cups held in his hands, was Julian Day- a thin layer of make-up applied to his forehead in an effort to mask his scars. Without warning, Fiasco swung his fist forward, and cracked it across Day’s face. Blood dribbled down Julian’s chin, but he remained otherwise unhurt.
"Careful-" he winced, as he raised a defensive palm up. "You’ll spill the coffee."

"The hell do you want?" Fiasco snarled.

Day placed the cups on the step, and dabbed his bloodied face with a black hankerchief. "You looked hungry," he noted, as he reached into his messenger bag. Fiasco took a cautious step back, his hand tucked behind his jacket.

"Oh, please," Julian smiled. "If I wanted to shoot you, I would have. It’s pastrami on rye. Your favourite, if memory serves."

Fiasco snatched the sandwich and turned his head away, as he bit into it hungrily. "So-" he chewed, "what the hell are you doing here?"

"I saw a friend in need, that’s all. So I paid your, uh, "bail," and ensured you got out safely," Day explained calmly.

"Oh, that was you, was it?" Fiasco glowered suspiciously. "Why? Out of the goodness of your heart, I guess? Because it sure as hell wouldn’t have been cheap."

Day flashed a sly smile. "You have no idea. Fortunately, Ted Barson has a substantial bank account, and an easy to guess PIN number. He’s also an idiot."

"You hired him," Fiasco chewed.

Day shook his head. "Leonard, do you truly think so little of me. He approached me. Of course, I said no- I gave him some advice that he didn’t heed, and sent him on his way. My partners however were insistent that I salvage something out of that Gotham General debacle, and so- here we are," Day finished, frowning slightly.

"Partners!" Fiasco said snidely. "You’re not in charge, are you? You’re as much a lap dog as Carson is."

"I’m a team player," Day said coldly. "That’s all."

"Oho, is that why you sold us out to Bolton?" Len spat.

"I sold you out to Bolton, because you’d become sloppy and complacent. And, I see not much has changed…"

Fiasco’s jaw clenched.

"Doesn’t it bother you?" Julian asked. "Living under Drury’s shadow? Losing your bar, getting arrested, losing friends and customers in his wake?" He swallowed, as his eyes locked with Len’s. "My… partners have given me the opportunity to free the Misfits- Charles, Joseph, Lynns- from their moral shackles. From your insipid dependence on that showboating insect. To accept themselves for what they truly are. But if I can’t, they’ll be left at Barson’s mercy. And you know what he’ll do then."

"You said it yourself, he’s an idiot."

"Yes," Julian lamented. "An idiot with The Psycho Pirate and The Polka Dot Man on speed dial. With my partners’ oversight, they could trick the Misfits into ripping each other apart, or do the job themselves with a well placed portal… I wonder, what exactly do you think they’ll do to you, when Barson learns what you did to Ant Man?"

Fiasco got up and placed his sandwich wrapper in the bin. "Thanks for breakfast. Now, piss off."

~

Li placed his hat on his head, and walked down the stairs briskly, and gasped; Just a few metres away, clambering into a yellow taxi, was the Calendar Man. For a moment, both men stood there staring at the other, and then- Day was gone. Li looked down at his phone, wondering whether he should inform Sionis or not, and sighed, before sliding the phone back into his overcoat. If the Calendar Man was indeed hunting Janus officials, then Li was very keen not to make his hitlist. ‘Who knows, maybe he’ll kill Ferris next,’ he hoped to himself.

==The Road==

The Misfits sat in the truck, tiredly; Chuck was still on the wheel, Drury’s head was rested on Reardon’s shoulders, and Rigger was peering excitedly out the window. In the trailer, the remaining members had put together some makeshift bedding and furniture, and were huddled around a steel drum, playing some sort of card game. Gar, sat a few metres away from them, a laptop resting on his lap. Beside him, their radio blasted Stereophonics loudly:

"Superman on an aeroplane
Sitting next to Lois Lane
You got that woman but you want her gone
So you can sleep with a teenage blonde"

"Well, that’s just disrespectful," Blake noted.

"You know, I heard John Corben used to do backing vocals for them," Mayo said casually. "Just thought that might explain it."

Chuck looked over at the clock, and nudged Walker’s shoulder. "Drury, I was thinking now might be a good time to get some rest, stretch our legs for a while. Saw a sign for a truck stop a few miles back. Then we can think about maybe finding a hotel for the night? What d’you think?"

"Huh, oh yeah, sure," Drury said, distracted.

Chuck nodded, as he turned off the interstate. "Just stepping out for a quick bite," he said, addressing the trailer. "You guys want anything?"

"Cheese!" Otis’ voice yelled out.

"Cheese," Brown repeated blankly. "Of course."

Gar looked into his computer monitor, his daughter, Josie, reached out a chubby hand towards the screen. "Daddy, when are you coming home?" she asked.

Gar’s face softened. "I- uh, don’t know Fireball. Soon, I hope."

"Well, don’t lie to the poor child, Garfield," Clair’s voice called from off-screen.

"Soon," Gar confirmed. "Just be good to your momma, and eat your vegetables, alright?"

"Bye daddy! Love you!" Josie called out, as the screen went black, as the vehicle came to a stop.

"Gar, we’re heading out," Chuck said, tapping him on the shoulder. "You wanna come with?"

Gar looked over at his travelling companions, and jumped to his feet. "God yes," he said, as he picked a black rucksack up from off the ground, and slung it onto his back. "You think I can ride in front during the next stretch?"

"I think that can be arranged, Chuck smiled in understanding. "Joe, do you think you can takeover for the next shift?" he called into his Walkie Talkie.

"Aye, aye Captain," Rigger replied cheekily.

"Don’t worry, we’ll man the fort, Charlie," Blake chuckled.

Chuck raised an apprehensive eyebrow, then jumped out the back.

===The Coffee Shop. Truck Stop==

"Hey, Drury, you didn’t say anything about a detour," Chuck said, as he examined the map. "Did you leave something behind in Keystone, or what?"

"Something like that," Drury said glumly.

"Right…" Chuck nodded uneasily, as he folded the map back up, as a young waitress approached their table.

"What can I get for you?" she asked the trio.

"One black coffee, and a tea please" Gar said, ordering for Drury. "And you?" he said, tilting his head towards Brown.

"Yeah, hi, do you have any like low fat options?" Chuck asked, looking at a now fuming Lynns.

"We have water?" the waitress offered.

"Water it is, thank you," Chuck said with an embarrassed smile.

The Waitress marked down their orders into a small notebook. "Anything else?"

"Apple Danish please," Drury said softly.

"Raspberry, thanks," Gar said.

"That’s it thanks," Chuck nodded, as she disappeared into the back. "She seems nice," he said to Drury. "I’m just saying," he added hastily.

"I, need a smoke break," Gar declared, as he pulled the stool out.

"Thought you quit?" Chuck queried.

"Old habits," Gar muttered. Any excuse to escape the inevitable awkwardness.

"She’s a waitress, Chuck, they get paid to be nice," Drury murmured.

Brown tutted. "Cynicism isn’t healthy, y’know," he winked.

"Oh? And I suppose doe-eyed optimism is?"

"You would know…" Chuck muttered under his breath. "Wait, Drury-"

"I’m going back to the van," Walker said harshly, as he rose to his feet, and slammed the door behind him.

"So, I suppose I’m paying…" Chuck groaned.

Outside, the Misfits had gathered a stack of deck chairs around the truck- Blake, Mayo and Flannegan each lay shirtless, sunbathing. Dressed in a neatly ironed sweater, Reardon was ironically left as the sole guard.

"Nice ride!" a voice called out.

Blake turned over, his eyes bulging- a woman, in her mid thirties had approached the Bat-Truck, and was now placing her hand on the bat logo. Concerned, Tom looked to his partners for guidance.

Mayo, cleared his throat. "We’re actually an Alt-Rock Batman tribute band. We’ve had a few gigs in Minnesota, nothing too big, but we’re really hoping our luck’ll change with this next bit."

"Yeah, that," Blake nodded.

"Alt rock?" Reardon hissed, pulling his partners towards him. "We don’t know any songs!"

Blake smirked. "Yes, we do."

Ten shook his head, aghast. "No, please," he begged tiredly.

~

Half an hour later, Chuck re-entered the trailer, a plastic bag of full shopping in his hand.
"Yellow American!" he announced, as he reached into the bag and handed Flannegan the packet of cheese. Otis held it in his hand suspiciously, and promptly struck him across the face with it.

"I hate Yellow American," he complained.

"What happened to you?" Chuck said, nursing his bruised cheek, as he turned his head to Blake- a dark purple bruise beneath his right eye.

"He tried to serenade some girl," Reardon lamented.

"Oh, god, you didn’t sing did you?" Chuck said anxiously.

"Wouldn’t be much of a serenade if he didn’t," Mayo sniggered.

~

As night fell, the truck finally arrived in Keystone City. Drury looked out the window, and nudged Rigger’s arm. "Stop here," he said.

Confused, Rigger took a glance outside; nothing but a dense forest, and a single, long abandoned house. "What, why?" he asked curiously.

"Just… Please," Drury moaned.

Joe nodded, and drove into the side. As the door swing open and Drury stepped out, Gar’s eyes flashed open, and he looked out towards his surroundings. "I am not sleeping in there," he said firmly.

Drury walked around the muddy path, and finding a good spot, opened his bag, placing Suit’s silver gauntlets on the ground. Smiling softly, he began digging a hole beneath a large oak tree.
His work done, he wrapped the gauntlets in a red cloth, and buried them beneath the tree, delivering a brief eulogy before returning to the truck.

"Goodbye, Dell," he said softly. "Thank you. For being there for me when no one else was "

Posted by Duncan C. Young on 2020-11-15 23:50:24

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