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Celebrities interested in BN contestants

2020.09.18 23:53 PenelopeShoots Celebrities interested in BN contestants

Someone mentioned Wells on another post today, so I googled him and found out he met Sarah Hyland after she said she thought he was cute on Twitter, prompting him to slide into her DMs. It made me start thinking about other times this happened, and I'm sure I missed a bunch.
Jennifer Love Hewitt said she thought Ben F was cute on twitter and they went on a date.
Apparently Lucy Hale (friends with Sarah Hyland) expressed her attraction to Colton, prompting that one second "relationship".
Gigi Hadid followed Tyler C, he followed back, and they started chatting and meeting up.
Justin Bieber slid into Danielle L's DMs and they hung out once.
January Jones and Nick Viall went out for a bit.
Demi Lovato and Mike Johnson for a bit.
I know there are contestants who dated or hooked up with celebrities before going on the show, but I'm going to skip those because 1. I think that is what got them on the show (they likely disclosed it in their questionnaires, and 2. I'm more interested in those who got together later because the show put them in front of interested celebrities (ie it's BECAUSE they were on the show).
I know the men of Hollywood are almost all players, so I'm thinking these women think BN guys would be more grateful to get a celebrity so less likely to cheat than a Hollywood partner, and they sort of feel like they have an idea about them after watching them on TV.
Who am I missing?
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2020.09.18 18:41 disturbed1117 I want to talk to my ex girlfriend again

So here's how it is, back in 2016 I was dating this woman who is 8 years older than I am. And I was working with another woman who was my age and one thing led to another and I cheated on my girlfriend with this woman I was working with. The woman I was working with who will go by the name of Susan we were seeing each other every weekend and having sex at smoking pot until around January when she found somebody who she really wanted to settle down with. Since then I have been hopelessly grasping at straws in the dating world I've gotten a couple one night stands and that's about it. The last time I had any form of stability in my love life is when I was dating the older woman, Jennifer. I am craving stability in my life again but since we broke up I have talked to her and then stopped talking to her two or three times now and I don't know if I could do that to her again I'm not certain that it will be any different than the other previous times that I've talked to her. But I do miss her and I am sorely tempted to message her and try again but I'm not sure if I should do that to her. now I don't expect anybody to read all of this it's just feels Good to get it off my chest I don't know.
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2020.09.18 08:42 BarneyBuckley History of Gamera

History of Gamera

Gamera
ガメラ
In this particular article I will be explaining the origins of Gamera as well as how he came to be. I will be talking about the company that first created Gamera and how it was sold to other companies all the way up to what is happening today.
Gamera is a gigantic flying Terrapin that was created by Daiei Motion Picture Company and now is owned by Kadokawa Pictures and Publishing Company. Gamera first made it on the screen in 1965 and was created simply because of the success of his counterpart and more popular monster they call Godzilla who has been on the screen a little bit low living Gamera. Godzilla started out in 1954. It was the 1960s when the “Monster Boom gained its popularity in Japan as both of these monsters are Japanese icons.
During the 1970s Gamera did attain some prominence on what is called UHF television stations that would feature these movies every Saturday morning as a Saturday matinee type movie. Gamera is a gigantic turtle that door in the Showa Series he stood at 60 m tall and door and the Heisei series he was 80 m tall. To describe Gamera even more Gamera possesses a pronounced sagittal crest on the top of his head and his mouth was filled with gigantic tea with two gigantic fangs protruding from his lower jaw or tusks.
Gamera in the Showa Series was a titanic, firebreathing, prehistoric species of tortoise or Terrapin. Gamera fed off of the petroleum-based materials that were on the planet at that time as he consumed it in order to breathe fire and fire at the Jets that would attack him. It is also known that Gamera has the capabilities of flying were Godzilla does not. By consuming the petroleum he is capable of extracting his legs in and they would ignite with flames coming out of all four legs as he propels himself spinning into the air.
Now we will talk about the original classic 1965 movie it begins showing bombers from the USSR or Russia as they are being intercepted by American fighters over the United States airspace in the Arctic. As we all know this sets off cataclysmic explosions that release Gamera from the ice and he goes on a rampage and at the end of the movie he is lured into this bay where the top of the bay is closed up it is a rocket and he is sent off into space.
Gamera has become a legacy as the Daiei Company who owned Gamera went on to create a lot of movies for the Showa Series. The next one after the original classic would be Gamera vs. Barugon which came out in 1966 and then Gamera vs. Gyaos in 1967, Gamera vs. Virus 1968, and Gamera vs. Guiron 1969, Gamera vs. Jiger 1970, Gamera vs. Zigra 1971, and finally the super cheesiest of all Gamera movies it is called “Gamera: Super Monster” which came out in 1980.
For me the movies were really good until after Gamera vs. Gyaos 1967 and then they got silly and super child friendly until Heisei Series. However that would all change for the company that created Gamera The Daiei Motion Picture Company would go bankrupt. This particular company was a product of government efforts to reorganize the film industry during World War II in order to rationalize its resources and increase control over the medium. It was then that the government plan to combine all the film studios into two companies, Masaichi Nagata, an executive at Shinkō Kinema, pressed hard for an alternative plan to create three studios. His efforts won out and Shinkō Kinema, Daito Eiga, and the production arm of Nikkatsu (the Nikkatsu theaters did not take part in the merger) were merged in 1942 to form the Dai Nippon Eiga Seisaku Kabushiki Kaisha, or Daiei for short. The novelist Kan Kikuchi served as the first president, with Nagata continuing as an executive. Daiei's studios were located in Chofu, Tokyo and in Uzumasa in Kyoto.
Nagata became president in 1947 and, apart from a brief period when he was purged by Occupation authorities, remained in that position until 1971. Under his reign, Daiei produced Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950) and entered it in the Venice Film Festival, where it won the grand prize and became the first Japanese film to win an international award, thus introducing Japanese cinema to the world. Daiei also produced Teinosuke Kinugasa's Gate of Hell (1953), the first Japanese color film to be shown abroad, earning both an honorary Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Daiei also produced such renowned films as Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954), as well as Jokyo (which was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival). On the popular front, Daiei was also known for such successful film series as the Zatoichi films starring Shintaro Katsu, the Sleepy Eyes of Death series featuring Raizō Ichikawa, the Gamera movies, and the Daimajin Trilogy. Daiei also produced many television series such as Shōnen Jet.
In its heyday, Daiei featured such talent as the actors Raizō Ichikawa, Shintaro Katsu, Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Machiko Kyō, and Ayako Wakao; the directors Kenji Mizoguchi, Kon Ichikawa, Yasuzo Masumura, and Kenji Misumi; and the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa.
Like some other film studios, Daiei had its own professional baseball team in the 1950s, the Daiei Stars, which later became the Daiei Unions. These teams eventually became the Chiba Lotte Marines.
Now let us talk about the bankruptcy of the Daiei Motion Picture Company it was back in 1971 when they tried to stay alive I teaming up with Nikkatsu and another motion picture company however with the combination of both motion picture companies it was just not enough. Because in 1971 they would declare bankruptcy and it would be the members of the union who however succeeded in getting Yasuyoshi Tokuma, the president of the publishing house, Tokuma Shoten, to revive the company in 1974.
This particular version of the Daiei motion picture company would go on to be making only a small number of films, some of which were big budget spectaculars like the international coproduction “The Go Masters” which came out in 1982 and the ever popular and ever loving “Shall We Dance?” Which came out in 1996 and later in the United States this movie would be re-created using Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon and a very popular cast. This movie turned out to be a very good movie both versions of this movie are very good in their own way. After all the films were produced it would soon be after the passing Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Daiei Film Co. He died on September 20, 2000 in Tokyo, Japan and the company was sold to the Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co.
In November 2002, Chairman Maihiko Kadokawa announced that Daiei Film Co. would merge with the company’s own film division, Kadokawa Pictures to form Kadokawa-Daiei Film Co. Ltd. it was during the time that when Yasuyoshi Tokuma, owned the Daiei company he would go on to create the three movie set of the Heisei Series Gamera movies as they are respectively titled “Gamera: Guardian of the Universe” (1995), “Gamera vs. Legion” (1996), and the last movie to speak of is “Gamera vs. Iris” (1999) and these particular movies were directed by Shesuke Kaneko who also directed the Godzilla film “GMK” which came out in 2001 for the Toho company. It is these three movies that puts Gamera back in the game with special effects as well as storyline and acting that surpasses any Godzilla film out there. It was these three movies that were critically acclaimed by the Japanese people.
In November 2002 when the company was purchased by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. they would create another Gamera movie however they would go back to the Showa Series and this particular movie is very kid friendly and altered in a way that it upset a lot of Gamera fans. This movie even though it was child friendly the Gamera in this movie did not look like any Gamera most people recognize. The worst part about it is that this Gamera did not have a signature roar. Another key note is they change the origins of Gamera as he is capable of exploding which to me did not make any sense however he has to consume a red rock in order to go through changes to become the Gamera that we all know he can be he cannot do this without that red rock. They tentatively name this new Gamera “Toto” he does in fact fight a monster they call “Zedus” this is a gigantic lizard like monster with a big long purple top. To me this monster is not really a worthy competitor to what Gamera has fallen in the past. However it is very accommodating that he fights a tiny Gamera which in this case he does. This movie failed in a lot of ways as it is coming from the triple threat they gave Gamera a dark and eerie presence to a child friendly presence. This particular point is what most fans did not care about the movie.
Here is some more interesting facts about Gamera and the company that created him. In 1966 the movie that was released in America as Gamera the invincible is the original 1965 classic that was directed by Noriaki Yuasa and this story was written by Nisan Takahashi it quickly became a favorite to the children who love watching Gamera fight monsters. Like I mentioned above there was a total of seven films that was produced from 1965 to 1971 and the eighth entry was slated for a 1972 release this is where the loss projects come into play and this is a movie that never came to be and this is because the company was in the bankruptcy stage before being picked back up in 1974 they had to scrap this movie because of it. The movie was called “Gamera vs. Garasharp” which would have come out in 1972 but was forced to cease production because of the bankruptcy. This particular movie would have been about Gamera fighting a snake like creature that had the hood of a cobra and the snake body with antennas on its head.
As I mentioned before the company would go on to produce the Heisei Series of Gamera movies but for all that they wanted to produce another movie that would actually come out in 1980 it was called “Gamera: Super Monster” the filmmakers at this time were forced to make this film simply because of the contracts for one more Gamera film that was owed to the original Daiei company. It was an unfortunate event that when creating this film it was mostly stock footage with new scenes of a brand-new Gamera flying. It was when the production of the film began that Yuasa saw how poorly Tokuma was handling things and knew that Gamera could have never come back from the film. So he had Takahashi rewrite the ending to where Gamera was killed at the end.
Last but not least let us talk about some upcoming and future films for Gamera fans. It was noted in that on March 2014 “Anime News Network reported that a new Gamera production is planned, with no date specified however it is planned to be released sometime in 2015. Some rumors and speculations have risen on the Internet and here are some in my humble opinion something that do not like to hear.
It is said they will change Gamera’s form now what that means is they might completely alter the look of Gamera and honestly I am not sure that is a smart thing unless they change his looks to the point that you still recognize him like they do with the Godzilla suits.
Another thing they are going to change is his origins and they did that in the last movie called “Gamera Little Brave” which came out in 2006 and that in my opinion was not a good thing for the way they portrayed Gamera in this movie it would have been okay for kids but I did not personally care for the way they handled it. Assuming they are going to change the origin in this movie I hope it has something interesting to which will not be a bad thing I think the worst thing that gets to me is a going to change the looks of Gamera I am not sure how to handle that, but we will have to wait and see.
The last keynote that I want to mention is I have heard rumors and speculations that Kadokawa Pictures are thinking about removing Gamera and the fact that he flies and I hope this is just a rumor because honestly in my opinion this would be the most stupid thing they have ever done. Keep in mind it is the 50th anniversary movie for Gamera so for them to create a film they need to completely alter the entire franchise of Gamera give us a completely different Gamera that we could be pleased with, and again we will have to wait and see how they do this!
Now this particular article is based on some trivial facts and understanding of what Gamera is and how he was created and what companies owned him and what the companies went through all the way up to today with also updates on the new Gamera movie for his 50th anniversary and I am hoping they will do this well. I hope you enjoy this article!
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2020.09.17 21:00 portlane William Gates (Nov. 30, 1925 - Sept. 14, 2020)

William Henry Gates II
Nov. 30, 1925 - Sept. 14, 2020
The Gates family mourns the passing of William H. Gates II, known to many as Bill Sr., who died peacefully at his beach home on Hood Canal Sept. 14, 2020 of Alzheimer's disease. In his 94 years, Bill created a towering legacy as a lawyer, philanthropist, and activist. To his family, he was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who was an example of what it means to be a model citizen and a profoundly decent man. To many in the community, he was an inspiring role model, trusted advisor, and loyal friend. His sincerity, humor, approachability, and thoughtfulness won him legions of admirers and made him highly effective in his work and his civic and philanthropic endeavors.
Bill was born Nov. 30, 1925 and grew up in the Navy town of Bremerton. His father owned a furniture store and neither of his parents went to high school. Bill went to Bremerton High School and was active in Boy Scouts, where his troop spent three summers building a log cabin from the ground up, and he learned his first lesson about the power of people working toward a common goal.
He completed one year at the University of Washington before reporting for duty in the U.S. Army. He completed officer candidate school and was en route to Japan when it surrendered. He spent a year in war-torn Tokyo, which provided him with one of his first opportunities to consider our shared humanity and its ability to unite people regardless of their backgrounds.
Gates returned to the U.S. to earn an undergraduate degree in 1949 and a law degree the next year. During that time, he gained a lifelong passion for the Husky Nation and met his first wife, Mary Maxwell. Bill and Mary raised two daughters and a son and developed a shared sense of civic duty. Volunteering and philanthropy were nightly topics of conversation around the Gates family dinner table.
Bill and Mary found great joy in nurturing friendships. They were prolific entertainers, and guests could count on meaningful conversation and friendly competition. They and eight other families spent more than 10 summers on Hood Canal at Cheerio resort, where Bill was fondly known as "the mayor." For several years, they held a holiday skating party where Bill, at 6'7", could be found wearing a Santa suit on roller skates. Their bridge club met for nearly 60 years.
Bill began his legal career working in private practice and serving part-time as City Attorney for Bremerton. He joined a Seattle law firm, and after 12 years, formed a new firm with two partners. As managing partner, Gates helped grow the firm and today it is known as K&L Gates, one of the world's largest law firms. His firm was involved early in the region's tech industry, and that involvement expanded over time. Gates retired from the firm, then known as Preston Gates & Ellis, in 1998 after 48 years in practice.
Bill believed in the power of the law to help people and make change for the better. His colleagues admired his integrity, trusted his intelligence, and sought his advice. He engaged in the law's professional associations, including serving as president of the local and state bar associations, holding leadership positions with the American Bar Association, participating in several court commissions, and other posts. Through these associations, he helped create law school scholarships for people of color and an approach to delivering legal services to the poor.
In addition to being one of Seattle's most respected lawyers, Bill became one of the city's most revered civic leaders. He served as an engaged trustee of numerous organizations, including the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the King County Chamber of Commerce, Planned Parenthood, and United Way of King County. He founded the Technology Alliance and helped boost technology employment in Washington. He chaired the Seattle Public Schools Levy and was a visible advocate for progressive taxation, including initiating a state income tax on the very wealthy, and maintaining an estate tax—reflections of his deep commitment to social and economic equity.
In Showing Up for Life, Bill wrote that "one way to sum up a lifetime quickly is to think of the right words to put on your tombstone." He thought his should read: "He Married Well." Despite the intense sorrow of losing Mary to cancer in 1994, he never took for granted how lucky he was to have nearly five decades with her. And then, after Mary passed, he was astonished to find that he could love fully again, when he met and married Mimi Gardner in 1996. Bill and Mimi spent more than 24 years traveling the world, learning, laughing, enjoying life, and simply being together. Mimi and Bill spent his final months at Hood Canal where they could enjoy beautiful views and time outside.
Bill also had a profound impact on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the people the foundation serves. He, more than anyone else, shaped the values of the foundation. He started the foundation's work in global health, created the Gates Cambridge Scholars Trust (2000), and guided the foundation's major investments in human services, education, and culture in the Pacific Northwest. He was quick to tear up when he saw suffering in the world and never let anyone forget the human beings behind the foundation's strategies. He saw the best in everyone, made everyone feel special, and upheld the foundation motto "All Lives Have Equal Value" in every way possible.
During his lifetime, Bill received innumerable awards including YMCA's A.K. Guy Award, the Seattle King County REALTORS First Citizen Award, the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, and the American Bar Association Medal. The University of Washington selected him UW's Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus in recognition of his service to and insatiable love for the University. He served as UW Regent for 15 years and directed Campaign UW, which raised $2.7 billion through 293,000 donors. A UW Regent resolution saluted Bill as "patriarch of the first family of the University." Even in the later stages of Alzheimer's, Bill could sing the lyrics to "Bow Down to Washington."
In his characteristically humble way, Bill never saw his actions as anything special—simply the right thing to do—though the community is filled with people and organizations who were changed for the better because of his involvement.
The family would like to thank the tremendously loving and caring people, affectionately named "Team Bill," who cared for him in the last years of his life. The quality of his life was greatly enhanced by their presence and consistent provision of hot (very hot) coffee, chocolate brownies, and bowl after bowl of chocolate ice cream.
In addition to Mimi, Bill is survived by his children, Kristianne "Kristi" Blake, William "Bill" H. Gates III and Elizabeth "Libby" MacPhee; their spouses, John Blake, Melinda French Gates, and Nicholas MacPhee; and his grandchildren, Kerry and Sully Blake, Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe Gates, and Emmy, Steve and Mary Armintrout. The family will carry on the traditions that have left a lasting imprint, including matching pajamas at Christmas, time on Hood Canal, and competition and games. His grandchildren will cherish memories of their individual "10-year-old trips" with Poppy and Mimi.
His son, Bill Gates III, once wrote: "The next time someone asks you if you're the real Bill Gates, tell them you're all the things the other one strives to be."
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Gates family will hold a memorial service at a later date. To honor Bill's lifetime of service and generosity, donations may be made to Landesa Rural Development Institute, University of Washington – Achievement Scholars Endowed Fund, the YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish, or to a charity of your choice.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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2020.09.15 07:39 Vyyvv Still feel the same way...

[BF2] Hey, DICE/EA: A thought from a long time series fan.
Knock it off.
As a long time fan (it's been about 15 years!) you’ve officially lost me. I can’t believe you’ve done this. After playing every single iteration you’ve fielded since BF2 on consoles and PC alike, I’m just disappointed. It feels like the girl you dated for years in your early twenties and always somehow knew it just wasn’t gonna work out. I even remember working at that big electronic chain store, in anticipation of playing 2142 and had the silly little 512mb flash drive dog tag. High school was lit. I kept that shit on my key chain. I knelt at that altar.
Why have you done what you’ve done? I haven’t and won’t even touch five.
Maybe I’m a minority here but you’ve lost me and I can’t follow you down this road anymore. You ditched the vet program. Fine. Introduced micro trannies. Fine. You completely left the modern battlefield... okay. I’m trying to be with you... I’m trying, Jennifer. But you’re stuck in a rut, babe.
What are you now? Have you looked in the mirror? I won't even bring up Battlefront. I know we've both been through a lot and that's a sensitive topic. It probably won't make either of us happy. Yet, I remember when Frostbite almost made me shit my pants. You did that to me. The times were real. The fucking chance to collapse buildings on someone?! Amazing. C4 a quad into a tank?! Fuck yeah, homie. But your appeal has worn, your edges have dulled and I feel like you’re just giving me the same old repackaged Banquet meal every couple of years. Where did you go love? When did you stop loving yourself? And I'm still fucking hungry. I even did the dishes and sat through One.
I won't give you my opinion on every release. You didn't ask. You didn't care to know. You've become selfish and in doing so, you've hurt me. I want to forgive you, but I don't know how you'll rebuild the bridges you've burned. Wherefore art thou, Dice? Why have you done not only myself but the rest of us series veterans as such?
As an anonymous fan, I hope you both find and remember how to love yourself. Because how can you love anyone else if you can’t do that?
Long time lover and friend... So long and thanks for all the dog tags.
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2020.09.15 07:33 Vyyvv I still feel the same...

[BF2] Hey, DICE/EA: A thought from a long time series fan.
Knock it off.
As a long time fan (it's been about 15 years!) you’ve officially lost me. I can’t believe you’ve done this. After playing every single iteration you’ve fielded since BF2 on consoles and PC alike, I’m just disappointed. It feels like the girl you dated for years in your early twenties and always somehow knew it just wasn’t gonna work out. I even remember working at that big electronic chain store, in anticipation of playing 2142 and had the silly little 512mb flash drive dog tag. High school was lit. I kept that shit on my key chain. I knelt at that altar.
Why have you done what you’ve done? I haven’t and won’t even touch five.
Maybe I’m a minority here but you’ve lost me and I can’t follow you down this road anymore. You ditched the vet program. Fine. Introduced micro trannies. Fine. You completely left the modern battlefield... okay. I’m trying to be with you... I’m trying, Jennifer. But you’re stuck in a rut, babe.
What are you now? Have you looked in the mirror? I won't even bring up Battlefront. I know we've both been through a lot and that's a sensitive topic. It probably won't make either of us happy. Yet, I remember when Frostbite almost made me shit my pants. You did that to me. The times were real. The fucking chance to collapse buildings on someone?! Amazing. C4 a quad into a tank?! Fuck yeah, homie. But your appeal has worn, your edges have dulled and I feel like you’re just giving me the same old repackaged Banquet meal every couple of years. Where did you go love? When did you stop loving yourself? And I'm still fucking hungry. I even did the dishes and sat through One.
I won't give you my opinion on every release. You didn't ask. You didn't care to know. You've become selfish and in doing so, you've hurt me. I want to forgive you, but I don't know how you'll rebuild the bridges you've burned. Wherefore art thou, Dice? Why have you done not only myself but the rest of us series veterans as such?
As an anonymous fan, I hope you both find and remember how to love yourself. Because how can you love anyone else if you can’t do that?
Long time lover and friend... So long and thanks for all the dog tags.
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2020.09.12 15:52 ALiddleBiddle Human trafficking exploits vulnerable populations

Human trafficking exploits vulnerable populations
Human trafficking exploits vulnerable populations
Posted on September 11, 2020 by Leslie Boyd
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Angela Bradley was 10 the first time she was paid to have sex.

LINE IN THE SAND: At last year's Anti-Trafficking Summit, held at Mars Hill University, participants explored the Red Sand Project, a collaborative installation which creates \"opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation,\" according to the project’s website. Photo by Jennifer Wilson
A neighbor who was a gang member introduced her and became her “manager,” and when he paid her $100 after the act, she thought it was an incredibly easy way to make money.
“I had already been molested by an older man who gave me candy and presents, so this was nothing new, really,” says Bradley, who today works for Legacy of Hope International, a South Carolina-based nonprofit. The group is organizing the second annual Anti-Trafficking Summit, slated for Tuesday-Saturday, Sept. 15-19. Co-sponsored by Mars Hill University and Life 107 Ministries, this year’s summit will be online only due to COVID-19.
Bradley’s mother had a psychiatric illness and was addicted, so the young girl had no strong advocate at home. “I was trying to look older, and they wanted me to look younger,” she recalls. “And when they gave me $100, I thought it was great.”
But by age 17, she was pregnant and in jail.
“I gave birth to my daughter with one hand cuffed to the bed and one leg shackled to the bed,” she says. “That’s the moment I knew I had to turn my life around. It was a survival thing.”

A complex picture

Trafficking takes many forms. According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [fact sheet](http://(https//www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/orfact_sheet_child_victims_of_human_trafficking.pdf), it can include not only sex for money involving coercion or fraud but also any kind of involuntary servitude. And while most folks associate trafficking with children, two-thirds of the more than 200 North Carolina cases reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline last year were adults. Still, the average age of children when they’re first trafficked is 15, says Bradley. According to the hotline, about 80% of trafficking cases nationally involve sex trafficking, and 90% of the victims are female.
Although trafficking can happen to anyone, certain groups are more vulnerable: people who’ve recently migrated or moved; those with substance use issues and/or mental illness; those who’ve been in the child welfare system; someone who’s LGBTQ, a runaway or a homeless youth.
Perpetrators also come from every race, ethnicity, and gender demographic, the hotline reports. They may be business owners, members of a gang or network, parents or family members of victims, intimate partners — even corporate executives and government representatives. Some leverage their privilege, wealth, and position to control their victims.
In a high-profile 2019 case, financier Jeffrey Epstein allegedly procured girls for himself and his powerful friends. Epstein, a registered sex offender, died in custody while awaiting trial. Other perpetrators, however, come from more modest backgrounds.

The second annual Anti-Trafficking Summit

The free online event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15; Thursday, Sept. 17; and Saturday, Sept. 19. The suggested donation for training is $10, and tickets are available online.
Traffickers use various tactics to control their victims, including physical and emotional abuse and threats, isolation from friends and family, and economic manipulation. Initially, they often promise to address their target’s needs; victims then become afraid to leave for reasons including psychological trauma, shame, emotional attachment or physical threats to themselves or their loved ones.

Sugar dating

Asheville resident Jennifer Wilson, who’s organizing the upcoming summit, works for Legacy of Hope International. “With COVID-19 and what it’s doing to the economy, even more people are becoming desperate,” she points out. “Sex can be used as an exchange for necessities like rent and food, not just drugs.”
Amid widespread pandemicrelated unemployment and the impending end of federal, state, and local protections, some economists are predicting 30 million to 40 million evictions in the coming months.
All these factors increase the risk of being trafficked, says Demetria Gilliam-Williams of Life 107. The faith-based organization works to eliminate sex trafficking and empower survivors. “We have to talk about familial trafficking right here in rural North Carolina,” she says. “These children are not being kidnapped; that’s not what it looks like here.”
Traffickers, she explains, approach their targets the same way a child molester does — first grooming them by offering forbidden items such as alcohol or small amounts of money and telling them to keep the “gifts” secret. But when those “treats” become the payment for sexual acts with someone under age 18, the law calls it trafficking.
Even a teenager dating an older partner may be at risk, says Gilliam-Williams. “It’s called sugar dating,” she explains. “If a young girl is dating an older male, and he asks her to perform a sex act with him or with someone else in exchange for gifts or money, that’s trafficking. Unfortunately, too many victims are very attached to their traffickers.”

Blaming the victim

Many victims aren’t even aware they’re being trafficked, says Angelica Reza Wind of Our VOICE. “They’ll call and say someone is making them do things,” she explains. “They may not even know there’s a name for it, and they’re unaware there are resources to help them.” The Asheville nonprofit works to eliminate sexual violence.
Despite the widespread belief that kidnapping must be involved for the law to consider it trafficking, that’s not true, stresses Wind. Any exchange of anything of value for sex with a minor, and any use of force, fraud or coercion in the case of an adult, is trafficking. Like Bradley, most people who are trafficked knew the perpetrator beforehand, and 80% are survivors of child abuse.

Getting help

If you’re being trafficked or know someone who is, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888, text 233733 or visit humantraffickinghotline.org.
To reach Our VOICE, call the 24-hour crisis line (828-255-7576) or visit ourvoicenc.org.
Wind believes part of the reason people think most trafficking victims are abducted and spirited across the border is that the #SaveTheChildren hashtag has been appropriated by anti-immigration activists on the political right.
Another major problem, she notes, is blaming the victim instead of the perpetrator. “When we read the story, it too often says that Jane Doe was trafficked, not that John Smith was charged with trafficking,” Wind points out. “We ask why didn’t she leave, report him sooner, avoid being trafficked.”

Legal protections

In July 2019, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a law based on recommendations by the state’s Human Trafficking Commission. Among other things, it expands the definition of “sexual servitude,” prohibits the promotion or sale of “sex tourism” services, creates a mechanism for victims to recover damages from traffickers or those who benefited financially from it, and makes it easier for victims to expunge convictions for nonviolent crimes committed as a direct result of being trafficked.
The law also funds education, says Wind. In October, Our VOICE will launch a project in the Asheville City Schools to help youths understand what trafficking is and how to avoid getting caught up in it.
“Education is key,” says Wind. “Having information helps prevent trafficking.”
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2020.09.11 17:42 ianvideo 11th September 2020 - US Open Day 11 - Wonder Women

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On the day when tennis celebrated the trailblazing Original 9, it felt right that Naomi Osaka, Jennifer Brady, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams produced one of the greatest semi-final nights of all time. We break down both matches and discuss the breathtaking quality of Osaka vs Brady, Osaka's final game nerves, Serena's blistering start, Azarenka's extraordinary comeback and how this defeat for Serena compares to her recent setbacks in her quest for No.24.
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2020.09.11 17:14 Sanity0004 First time viewing The Challenge as a Big Brother/Survivor fan, Part 10(Battle of the Bloodlines)

So my run through of the seasons continues, this time with Battle of the Bloodlines. I put a TL:DR or overall thoughts down at the bottom if you don't want to go through each episode. Check my posting history if you want to check out the past seasons I've been through so far.
Thanks for reading these, they're fun to make and make going through the seasons more enjoyable.
EP 1:
I thought Camila was short, but she seems a head taller than her sister. Damn
Not surprised Jenna is back.
I feel like if they were going for a season of bloodlines they could have tried for more vets or big names from the challenge to at least use it as an excuse to get some people back. It seems like they went the easiest route possible and got half of the previous season and some rookies and a whole bunch of pointless add ons.
I'm really worried I'm not going to like how this show changes moving forward... lol
Fucking Johnny and his god damn speeches
Oh, I didn't even recognize Kellyanne.
Damn, the son is coming up and they're still just drinking and hanging out
"Expect the most maniacal twists" after literally the first thing resembling a twist ever happens
Why were we robbed of Cohutta and Kellyanne, or even Nany on Exes 2, rather than fucking Bananas
Caught a weird angle on Christina and really thought they snuck Casey on the season for a second.
I really never understand the people that come on here and literally think they can openly cheat. Like God damn, how do you have anyone trust you if you think you can get away with it on a show let alone real life?
Guy who is cheating says they didn't hook up, girl who doesn't care says they did lol
Coming in and throwing out shit like "typical woman move" is definitely the way to come in as rookies lol
He literally has nothing to say
Angry drunk casting strikes again
Imagine coming in this game with a family member as a teammate and going out for fighting with the same family member lmao
Wait...is this the house from Seasons? Or another season? I recognize those stairs that Sam got pushed down right beside of!
He didn't hit you Shane, but I'm preeeetty sure you hit him a few times.
THEY get the clear? Pffft production is so damn wishy washy
So you thought Jenna being worthless was so entertaining you thought it a great idea to bring her just as useless cousin on with her. Great.
Rules must be stopping them from collecting water from the moat that has collected around the hill lol Just fall over and go "Oops, I must have picked up a little extra."
Leroy even mad at his damn sibling!
God damn, Johnny is murdering this.
Oh no people may be trying to come for Johnny? Unfair! lol
I seriously can't take the cartoon drawing on Nicole that she calls makeup.
Seems weird to have male and female days when there is multiple teams with both male or both female. If it's a female day do the all guy teams not even try because it doesn't matter? I'm confused? This seems dumb.
Having the rookie make a speech about putting someone up because they're a rookie? lol seems smart
Vince starting shit lol
EP 2:
I'm only just starting episode 2 and I think I hate this season. This may be my least favorite cast from the jump.
Uhhhh, did Cara just give a Hand Job to some RUTO random, WHILE SHE'S DATING ABRAM?!?! What in the shit Cara?!?! Cara just plummeted in my mind. Eeeesh
Every time I see Jenna and Brianna I suddenly get struck with a wave disgruntlement.
I hate this cast.
Starting off early with the eating challenges. I'm ok with this.
Interesting that they chose to do this role/position aspect randomly. Doesn't usually seem like their thing.
It'd be weird to have the snake cuddling around with you, but I honestly can't see being all that freaked out about it. The bugs definitely has the worst end of the bargain.
How are they possibly going to determine the worse out of this lmao first to give up?
Eh, some people didn't do near as bad as I thought. Kellyanne seemed to struggle going in but looked to blow it away.
Jenna and Brianna continue to prove their worthlessness.
Again, don't understand the discrepency between the girl/guy days. Could the girls literally have just not tried because they assumed it was a guy's day? This seems so dumb.
Wow, Kelleyanne looked like she killed it. Shocked she was at the bottom of guy teams.
With the way Cara was orchestrating the helping of Cohutta last episode I'm assuming Johnny is going in against Cohutta? Maybe I shouldn't get my hopes up.
Oh, I guess she's just going to Cohutta and seeing who they want.
Ugh, I hate this fuckin' cast. These twins just seem like all talk. Notice they get all snappy with Cara, but even though it was Cohutta that called them out they don't go to him at all?
Awe, Cara has Diem on her arm.
Nany just blowing up Cara's spot. So I'm assuming Cara was thinking there was no cameras in the bus and then suddenly Johnny has a gopro and suddenly Thomas needs to go?
God damn. Nany's sister looks like a damn cartoon character with her makeup.
I feel like Aneesa is trying to get Jenna/Brianna to quit lol "She's not even cute!"
Again, why. Why the fuck was Jenna brought back and why the fuck did they think her trainwreck cousin was worth bringing on with her?
I agree with Cohutta, these people are insanely crazy. Fucking hell.
I feel like Cohutta is doing terribely with this Elim. He's not even trying for the ball. Once he tackles him he just wraps him up and sits there.
Wait wait wait wait. Someone just talked about wanting to quit and only staying for their cousin and you're going to switch up teams to where she has no motivation to stay? What?!
EP 3:
Ok, so they're doing Survivor style swaps. Teams of two now swapping to two big teams. I'm ok with this.
As much as I hate Johnny, Cara is smart to grab Johnny first.
Cara's cousin is looking at this much smarter. It's more about saddling your team with the worse people than it is about picking the best.
Cara's team is getting fucked right now with these picks lmao Candice, Brianna, AND Aneesa's family member. That team is fucked. Was Johnny not trying to help with the picks at all? I can't imagine he'd be quiet.
I'm loving the recycling of challenges from the last couple seasons.
I was about to ask why Cara looked like the least secure person to jump but then I remembered she has a height fear.
Did they literally get Candice to walk off the challenge and directly in to a confessional? lol They wanted to get the shot with the blood.
I like this voting mechanic. That's gonna be rough.
Nany just randomly voting Aneesa just to be a bitch lol
Camila don't fuck around with her politics. You wanna throw out her name you better
Nany, you didn't vote for Larissa, but you also threw away your vote instead of voting for Jenna. I feel like you took some notes from Johnny. Also, I again bring up the fact that Nany and Johnny were kissing Jenna's ass at the last reunion.
These fuckin' throwaway votes lol Aneesa and Nany are playing bitchy. Not voting against Camila doesn't do shit if you could have voted for the next closest person.
Ok, at least the team came around to their senses. I don't know what they were thinking.
The way it was being determined I thought maybe they were done with the representing aspect in the elim, but calling Camila and Briana up makes me wonder if it will be Camila vs Jenna.
Jenna wins one elimination and wants to be cocky lmao
Hope this Tony dude is ok, but I'm perfectly fine with Shane/Tony going. Bye.
EP 4:
Shocked by Candice and Leroy. The big toe stops you from competing?! I would think it'd be more out of fear of the lip busting open again and getting worse.
Guess I was wrong about the representation aspect in the Elims. Makes it a lot easier to get rid of strong players with just voting in their weaker partner.
I really wish they didn't make so many elims dependant on body weight and size.
Bye Camila. You got screwed. I would have actually liked seeing Camila vs Jenna in the same elim.
"We're going to be here to the final." "Yup, probably." Good enthusiasm Brianna lmao
Oh no, Johnny lost two of his numbers in one night. :c
Eeeeeeesh, Every time I see this Cara/Thomas shit I just cringe super fucking hard. Jesus.
So many damn people cheating on this show. God damn!
I love when people are completely opposite what they show from their confessionals lmao Cory, all over Aneesa, gets told by his partner to shape up. Gets in confessional "She's showing me she's more childish then I thought. I'm gonna put an end to that." -Jennifer Lawrence ok.gif
Nany and Johnny are definitely the cheifs of hooking up and not really letting it effect their games lol
Damn, another pair gone.
Oh shit. Oh SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT Huge fucking eye emoji. HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
Abram, coming in to this house right now is fucking hilarious. Cara, just straight awkward.... Oh fuck hahaha
This season JUST GOT INTERSTING!
Oh god the awkwardness. I love it!
Johnny and Nany fucking loving it!
Abram doesn't look like he's in the best of shape though...
Cara shockingly doesn't look happy or excited.
AND Trivia? Best episode ever?!
I feel like they've asked this 60/60/60 angle questions multiple times now. I wonder if it's a trivia staple. I also don't think anyone's gotten it right.
God, I hate so much of this cast. But hey Abram is here and I am so ready for this drama.
5 sides on a stop sign? What?!
Fake face girl of all people winning it for the red team? Shocked.
Damn, I thought trivia was going long but that's the end of the episode?
EP 5:
What a weird place to pick up on an episode. It's like the old half hour episode days.
"I wouldn't lose a day of sleep if Banana's fell off a cliff." I knew I liked Abram.
What....just happened? Did Abram's brother volunteer to go in to Elim? Like...why? The crazy gene is strong with this family.
Cara STILL hanging around with Thomas. What is in this chick's head?!
Kellyanne...
"I don't want to talk to that bitch(aneesa) either." Cory going downhill fast.
You think Aneesa is dumb enough to fall for this obvious politicking kiss ass? You dumb rookies.
Aneesa, don't be stupid.
I'd usually be all for newbies coming in and fucking shit up, but most of these rookies are just annoying as hell.
"You're showing your true colors." Cory, you literally only even talked to Aneesa to get a vote. Who's true colors were seen?
"Nobodies afraid ladies." These twins are nothing but mouth.
I don't even know who this Anthony guy is... lol
Mitch looks like he's about to cry when this Anthony guy votes for him.
It sucks that so many people went home so quicky because I feel like the format didn't get to play out as well as it could have. They're basically forced now to vote for alliances rather than trying to weaken or strengthen teams. Which I think is the best part of the teams/pair aspect of this system.
Johnny is a douchebag, but Dario and Raphy are really not ones to talk lol
TJ just smiling and nodding watching it all. I love TJ lmao
Throwing off his mic. Isn't that like a big no no? I remember everyone jumping in and trying to help Jasmine when she almost did that. Like they didn't care before that, but as soon as she went for her mic everyone jumped on her to stop her.
Them being mad at Aneesa is fucking hilarious. You guys basically dogged her and only talked to her for her vote. Ya'll are idiots.
They're saying the vote was in Aneesas hands, but are they going on the assumption that Mike would have voted for himself? Because even with Aneesa's vote the decision was off by 2?
"Did they ask you if you saw them come out of the bathroom?" God damn Cara. What the shit. This isn't even like the Paula situation, where Yes Paula was shit for what she did, but Ty was pressing that shit constantly and it was weeks of it. Cara was hooking up with this dude like a week in. God damn chick.
I remember thinking early on that Kellyanne seemed more mature and stable than a lot of people on the cast, from seasons like The Island or Ruins, but I feel like she's just gotten more childish and insecure as seasons go on? Aneesa's acting just as stupid in this episode, but Kellyanne just seems kind of like the desperate girl trying to get attention from all the popular guys or something. It's a weird energy.
Jenna not considering things racist? Color me shocked.
"2020's in hindsight." That's definitely not the saying, but god do I wish Kellyanne.
I can't express how hilarious it would be for the twins to lose this lmao
Using only his arms lol, what a dumbass
Oh fuck. His damn foot slips! He fucking had it!
Hahahahaha the bitch twins gave up and tried to wine about the yellow hitting the line lmao
What idiots. All mouth, and then they're mouths get them the loss. Wow
Aneesa, wise the fuck up. Cory just wants your vote at this point.
EP 6:
Oh shit, A Dirty little secret. Ominous episode title!!!!!
Johnny at yoga is pretty funny, not gonna lie
I love Abram's hate for Johnny. He calls it true! "False friendships, selling people up river, just false to your face." So true!
Love the Johnny hate Abram, but you're definitely letting emotion effect the game my dude.
People can't stop talking about Cara/Thom. lol How is she not walking around this house with an ulser with worry of who's going to say something.
I would love nothign more than the guys get to a challenge and TJ just saying "First thing first, Cara we have to address something." I would love nothing more than for TJ just to put the drama out there RIGHT before a challenge.
Its challenges like this that really shows the benefit of vets and experience.
Kellyanne offering to go in? Saves time I guess.
Johnny, I understand not wasting the time in fighting for Nany in deliberations, but to vote for her is just stupid and pointless. You're not gaining any face with people already gunning for you by voting for someone who everyone knows you're aligned with. You're doing yourself a diservice voting for Nany. You're just being stupid.
Like Nany says, throwing his vote away would just back up what he's said for years. He's so loyal isn't he?!
I had genuinely no idea who Anthony was lol
"No matter what I do is the wrong thing." Well yeah, when you do shit that makes no sense but is some weird veiled attempt at supporting your team or garnering favor. You're a dumbass and just as much talk as Raphy and Dario
Who the hell is Cara talking to? Who is Jamie?!?
It's been two seasons of Nany crying over Johnny, yes she still has feelings for him.
He didn't want to make his girlfriend mad hahahahahahaha Johnny's been the one to talk up in the reunions how people hide from cameras to fuck and all this shit. Not voting for a friend is the most hilarious copout that is so empty.
Fuuuuuck, 50 times?! This is a better test of endurance. Damn. I think Nany has this one easily.
Oh god, AND Kellyanne has some kind of chest cold? Good luck chick.
Kellyanne actually won. I'm shocked. The comp having a bell on each side actually made it easier than I thought. I was thinking it was only on one end.
I'm happy to have Nany's sister out of the house lol
Hahaha I love Johnny basically saying "come at me" with this Cara secret. Let this alliance see if it can stick shit out. You have a crazy guy on your house just waiting to blow up lol It's dirty, but I love it.
EP 7:
Cara continuing to just call it flirtation is great.
Wait wait wait. Is Johnny really just having his Cousin go out there and blow it up? You giant pussy! Johnny wanting to keep his hands clean and leaving it up to someone with no fucking sense of even how to talk.
Cara, you suck ass.
Cara just trying to pass it off as trying to get further in the game is really a shit way to handle this lol What a way to try and pass your shitty behavior off as "gameplay"
"I did say that, Johnny." "It's cool Abe!" Johnny not in power is so much better than Johnny in power.
Abram is straight chaos and I love it. It has saved this season.
Aneesa how the hell long have you done these. What weak shit.
Cara needing stuff to be easier for her is hilariously sad.
Abram is insane, and I fucking love it.
I feel like Abram came in with the entire mindset of wanting Cara to win. Him and his partner wanting to go in to elim as soon as they got there, him wanting to get Johnny out and not wanting Cara to team with him. I think his whole mindset was to go in and just help Cara.
Of all the things to NOT have Abram himself being in the elim?! Destroying shit! That would have been hilarious to see.
Fucking "Home wrecker" Wooooooooooow
This elim is fucking awesome.
Abram causes himself to get a bloody nose lmao
Can we just talk about Abram barking like a dog and quietly in the back ground Jenna and Briana are spinning in circles? What?!
Stephen literally can't even get through the tiniest table hahaha
This is not even close. This is so damn sad.
Motivational crazy Abram is my favorite Abram
Oh Cara, come on. You're just now going to talk all about this breaking up shit and saying Abram there is harder for you in the game. Just be real, you're upset your new cuddle buddy left and you're upset Abram came in to make it awkward for you on tv. That being said though, why were you even still with him? lol dude is crazy. But you don't cheat on the dude!
EP 8:
Throwing it for Kellyanne? Johnny wouldn't even talk during deliberation for Nany lmao
At least everyone is clearly talking about how shitty Johnny is with his game. He's dirty, but he talks like he's a damn saint lol
I am continually shocked everytime this Jamie dude shows up on the screen lmao
Wait wait wait wait. CT and Diem's sister are joining the game? I'm about to fucking cry! It seems stupid late in the game to impliment a new team, but it's CT! I don't care!
No colored shirts, probably just an audible on the specific challenge.
I'm going to cry! "Do it for D!" I love CT!
Faith seems more interesting and has more screen presence in like one confessional than half this bloodlines cast lol
I'm pretty sure they just gave Aneesa the "Complete" but she looked like she fell a whole square before the yellow line...
Johnny "helping" lol This is my issue with Johnny. He can't just do shit in the open. He talks so much shit about Wes throwing shit, but he had a reason to and he owned it. You couldn't even talk during deliberations to help Nany and pass it off as saving face with a team, then not wanting to upset your girlfriend. But here you are throwing a competition and sabotaging other players to help a different girl. You're fake as hell and you just hide from it so plainly. It's disgusting.
I never remember who this Jamie guy is but at least he's calling Kellyanne rightfully out.
Hahahah Johnny's face when they get announced the winner. I love it.
Kellyanne fucked up talking shit lol
There's only 3 people that can go in and only one is going to be safe. There's no real reason to be angry at this point.
Jenna and Brianna getting screwed by Johnny too haha Only now realizing it. Johnny promises everyone everything and just watches as they all go out one by one.
Vince out of nowhere with "I have to go by performance today" haha yeah that sounds like Johnny, not owning up to the reason behind their choices. Had an alliance from the jump with Aneesa/Jenna/Nany and basically two of those are getting screwed over and Kellyanne is moved up the pecking order over everyone because of Anthony lmao You people are so damn dumb.
Kellyanne literally can't even defend Anthony hahaha
Oh here we go, Johnny voting against his alliance people to "save face" haha
I'm happy to see everything is finally coming to head for Johnny. Just wish these people weren't so stupid to believe it in the first place.
CT and Faith!!!!!
Kellyanne came back on the show because of Diem passing? That's actually really sweet. Not sure how true it actually is but I'd give her the benefit of the doubt and find it really touching. Kellyanne comes off more authentic than Cara does with her writing Diem on her arm and saying Diem for a trivia answer.
Vince wanting to start shit with CT? lol Dumbass
"I heard me and you would have been competition in the past." "In the past you would have already been knocked out." I love CT
Please tell me Jenna and Brianna are finally gone.
What in the holy hell is Kellyanne doing? lol She blows a huge lead by trying to flip the blocks and worry about their sizes? Jenna just comes in and throws them all up like it's nothing.
Anyone falling for Johnny and his bullshit has no one to blame but themselves. Kellyanne and Anthony just watched Johnny fuck over Nany, why did you think you'd be any different?
EP 9:
Of course Johnny wouldn't like Abram. He's too honest and not willing to believe his bullshit.
"Creepy uncle Vince" This show has a weird track record with Vince's
This is a cool scary challenge lol
Brianna didn't even try. Jesus.
Oh my god these people. Four in a row not trying! What in the hell?! You can't go under fucking water?! Did I miss the description of the task? Were people throwing it to have the fastest swimmers do it?
Abe getting in the box and cracking up. Abram is insane and amazing tv.
Everyone joking about Abram taking the chance to kill Johnny is reallllllly weird?
Some of these comps, I wonder if TJ hates that he even has to be there for them lol They're under water the whole time and TJ just announces when they're out. I'm surprised he's not sitting in a chair under shade having to be reminded to blow the horn.
If you told me at the drawing of teams that Red team would not lose a challenge I would seriously not believe you.
Vince saying he's not worried about it when he's been letting the team down constantly lol Of course he isn't.
Yes! Get rid of Johnny before it goes back to pairs!
Johnny running off to shore up his easy votes like easy. Doesn't give a shit about them, throws them in, but oh wait I can get their vote!
"I just hope you're not just sweet talking me." Jenna, you're a dumbass. He's only talking to you when it comes down to your vote lol Good thing it's Brianna with the vote and not you. She seems to buy less of Johnny's shit.
It's funny how Johnny doesn't play the "rookie" card and "earning stripes" when the rookie and person who's been terrible is tied to his fate.
Fucking Brianna and Jenna. Ya'll are so dumb. You are going to instantly get screwed right after this.
Call em out Abram! Call em out!
I have a feeling Mike is just going to throw this for Cara. Like I said, Abram just seems like he's had the mentality of helping Cara along since he's gotten here.
I get CT again, he was already there....but why Zach? Is it just to show off that he cut his hair off?
Comparing Zach and CT is laughable.
Could you imagine if Johnny was in the pit and was taken out by CT again?!
CT looked like he came in to kill someone in Cutthroat. He looks a lot more relaxed coming in here.
Hahaha Jamie looks like a child in this competition. His head just constantly being pulled against the wall.
Jamie, no matter how often being told, just refuses to use his legs.
"I think I'm nicer than CT" Oh Zach... that's funny. You have two full seasons of screaming at your female team members.
I'm with Aneesa. Hearing "Cuz" and "cousin" this often is just weird.
Of all the eliminations to bring in ringers for, this is kind of a boring one.
There was basically the only real risk left for Cara. I would say they're chalked in for the final at this point if not the win.
EP 10:
(With absolutely zero people paying attention) Vince: "Stupid bar tricks." and tries to blow a ping pong ball in the air, for no apparent reason or directed at anyone? What even is this dude?
Yes, a mini final! I hope this is a new trend of having a mini final every season.
This basically is a final with only 3 teams having any kind of chance at this lmao Aneesa and Jenna and their pairs have jack shit of a chance.
Brianna carrying this weight that looks bigger and heavier than she is! Lmao
"There's rocks on the ground!" Jenna... You say some of the funniest shit unintentionally.
I really wouldn't call struggling with the first leg "gassing out" it's more like they're suddenly struck with the struggle and just need to adjust and get on track. It's not like they're to the point of not being able to walk. They just aren't used to climbing an incline with a bag of weight on their backs.
I'm actually shocked by Cory and Mitch being so far behind everyone.
Ok, I spoke too soon. Vince legit looks gassed lmao
The two teams I didn't think even had a chance are leading hahahha
If I was in some kind of pool or betting for this show Cory would have me so pissed. He is being pathetic for how much you would just be looking at him and thinking he'd be better.
This monkey bar checkpoint would be terrible if you can't do it on first try. If you can't do it the first time, why would you be able to do it a second or third time?
Weird spot to have a girl/guy differential in the comp.
Cara just fucking booking past Bananas lol
The puzzle going to be the equalizer? Aneesa going from first to last?
It's a credit to editing that they somehow turned 15 minutes of Aneesa and Rianna struggling on the monkey bars in to like two whole segments.
Last to first? Holy shit! Wow
The challenge was actually surprising as hell in just about every way. Wow
"It's going to be a hard decision to make." What? How?!
Johnny just doing anything to keep himself out of Elim lol "Jamie sucks, he'd be easy to beat." Definitely not Vince, who's been terrible throughout the season. Not at all!
Good god, if Bananas and Vince scraped by again I would have flipped my shit.
"Knock these egos down." Vince, I didn't expect you to be so self aware...oh you weren't talking about yourself. Nevermind, carry on.
Johnny saying "If I go in and beat Cara, this could be considered one of my best wins I've every had." rings to me like Bananas trying to excuse a coming loss after the fact. Like he loses this elim and then wants to preemptively talk about the competition of Cara as being some huge win knowing damn well he loses. Fucking Johnny, I hate you if this happens. This is such a fucking Johnny move to belittle his loss like it was a big competitor. If you lose it will one hundred percent be because Vince is godawful at everything.
STOP SAYING COUSIN!!!!
It sounds like Johnny is thinking this is a color related puzzle, but I think it's more about the pattern of the lines. I don't think they have it.
Johnny is gone!
The Challenge is starting to get that Survivor problem where some big competitor leaves just short of the final and they started to put in the fire making challenge. Stuff like CT leaving before Free Agents, Johnny/Nany in Exes 2. There's an aspect of lesser competition getting to the end simply because the two big competitors face off leading to the end. Cara vs Johnny in the final would be more interesting than Jenna being in another damn final, or Aneesa and her partner having no chance.
EP 11:
Location change! This seems like a standard at this point...
Oh we checked off someone having to ask where it is. Even for Berlin.
Aneesa talking about getting this far and then failing, and then immediately sabotaging and tearing down her cousin.
They walk in to this hotel and it looks like it'd be the location of an older Real World season lol the weird furniture and colors everywhere.
Aneesa seems completely uninterested in even trying to care about her family member she brought in to this lol
Aneesa's like I'm just here for the money, and Rianna actually seemed to want to get to know her family member and have a good time.
All Aneesa talks about in these confessionals is needing Rianna in the game and to get her head in to it. Rianna's just talking about Aneesa being standoffish and rude. Maybe one of those things would kind of help the other? Like, give Rianna a reason to care to help you win money, or want to work harder for you. You might as well be Zach screaming at the girl.
Another cool competition. This season's cast has been lackluster, but the challenges have been on point.
Aneesa just seems so angry and bitter at this point.
Cory/Mitch blowing it away.
Aneesa sees her final fall away before her eyes.
Oh god. Cara says "Fustrated"...
"Then go to another country!" Aneesa says as if she has a choice...
Wait wait...it's come full circle. Now Aneesa is yelling at someone else to figure out who they are and who they wanna be. I've heard that argument thrown at Aneesa way too much.
Is..Is Aneesa talking about Cara right in front of her, like she's not there and not even a human? lol Aneesa, are you getting to Robin and Katie levels at this point? My brunette crazy drunk crush squad is closed up, sorry.
I definitely think there is a quality of fakeness to Cara, but Aneesa, I think you're a bit off the mark with her accent and how she approaches the game.
Bar Wrestle back, if there was anything Cara could come up short on.
I love that they try to act like an elbow or knee during the bar wrestle is dirty, but continue to keep bar wrestle in the game because of this exact aspect of it.
Saying Jamie won against CT is definitely stretching it lol
Jenna two for two in finals? Underrated great competitor? lol yeah right.
EP 12:
Jenna being the one to talk shit about being in a final... What reality is this?
Franz! A tailor?
City Final!!!!
A part of me would actually love Jenna and Brianna winning this lol
Oh yeah predictions: Cara/Jamie > Cory/Mitch > Jenna/Brianna
Cory and Mitch having to sit on only the second lap lol
Only the guys seem to have issues with this. Maybe 120 is a little much compared to the girls' 60?
"Janky carnival games"
Oh Cara come on. Literally crying from just fake beer?
Cara, you have rookies talking shit about your whining! THIS is how you handle drinking liquid?
Jenna and Brianna are just killing this.
At this point I purely think Aneesa lost her mind with Cara because of how much she had to hear "Cus" and "Cousin".
Jenna and Brianna blowing it away, just waiting for them to blow it away just in time to hear it's only day 1.
Part 1 ughhh. I miss marathon one day style finals. I don't care if it makes the final less suspenseful, or if one team blows it out of the water. I'd rather see people have to fight to not give up entirely.
Oh, is it still one day, just two parts?
EP 13:
I hope they have to swim in these suits.
You can just not eat them and get a 5 minute pinulty? Is that enough time?
Oh no Cara's worst enemy! Liquid!
Good god, Jamie seems like he's about to fill up that damn bucket.
Oh I see, it seems you have to eat everything, there is just a time limit for how long you have to get them done.
Jenna, also with no gag reflex. Zach seems to have a type.
TJ, amazing actor.
This city final has been a complete disappointment.
Just a random 2 mile jog around a track to end it. Did they just run out of ideas for finals?
These number puzzles and tangrams are again just like fire making in survivor. If you come in to these games not practicing these puzzles and learning basic strategies for them, then what are you even doing here? They come up just about every single season. Especially with the likelihood of people coming back multiple times. There's players of Survivor that will practice every single TYPE of puzzle they use and they have a much lower chance of ever even coming back let alone seeing the puzzle again. This show you're likely to come back on and likely to see these puzzle types. Do your damn homework!
I came around on Jenna/Brianna a lot. Happy to see them finish it.
Cara winning just seems tainted lol Like, I wasn't necessarily rooting for her so much as rooting against Johnny and then against the rookies and Jenna.
Reunion:
I hate when any show or episode starts with random teasers for the episode. Just get to it.
Vince starting the episode looking like an idiot.
Nicole looks less like a cartoon character.
At least Jenna is looking at all the elim's positively. Saying she had to make up for the previous season and never going in.
Bananas kissing ass of Jenna again, she must be coming back again...
Rianna looking good on this reunion. She looks a lot different than she was on the show.
Zach has a way of just cutting people off... geesh. Seems like a child that doesn't know how to handle a break up and just cuts, runs and hides.
Cara already crying, and they haven't even gotten to her yet.
Ugh...watching Abram's face while watching this. Ugh this is hard to watch.
Cara sit there and try to be mad or cry. You made your bed.
Abram about to cry.
Quit giving the fucking out that she did this because she was caught up in wanting to win. Fuck that noise.
At least she owns up and goes straight to Abram and says something.
Abram's tattoos just get worse and worse.
What the fuck is she trying to talk about with this being seven seasons about Abram and wanting the season. Way to take a fucking nose dive after starting off great.
This is just gross. Cara started off great, but damn it took a dive.
It just sounds a lot like fucking up and trying to find a lot of reasons to excuse it.
Didn't Thom himself say there was a handjob? lmao Cara, now you're just lying.
I hate Johnny, but I'm with him. Fuck this trying to bring up other peoples shit. Just be honest.
Quit giving her the fucking out that this has any fucking thing to do with the game.
Cara, wow. "Let me count my money. Who sent you home?" Well, that is definitely the way to address it lol
I loathe Johnny, but I agree with him when he says Cara saw she had an added number to her alliance and that was a huge factor of not telling him. She evne said it herself that she knew how he would react. She didn't want him to get DQ'd or possibly get Thom DQ'd. That's why she was upset when Abram wanted her to vote Thom in elim. At that point I do think she was just thinking about numbers and was trying to not talk about it. I don't think her getting with Thom had anything to do with thinking about the game, I hate that that is even suggested, but it definitely changed how she handled her decisions.
Can we literally not even talk about the fact that Johnny wasn't even willing to TRY to talk his team out of voting in Nany, but he was willing to throw an entire challenge to save Anthony/Kellyanne. Seriously not going to talk about that?
It was a game vote, what were you gaining? Everyone knew you were in an alliance with her and no one would care? You gained nothing, quit trying to squirm your way out of it.
Literally holding a trailer hostage to get a hashtag trending lmao
I feel like these reunions completely ignore the more pressing or interesting questions to just go for the direct and simple questions that might spark the most drama. Like not bringing up that Johnny tried to throw a challenge for Kellyanne and didn't mind not saying her name, but wouldn't even speak in defense of Nany at fucking all.
At least we're bringing up how god awful Vince was. Jesus. I'll just say it, Vince is more of a hindrance to the team than Big Easy.
"He purposely threw half of those." Fuuuuuuck out of here Johnny lmao
Good god, don't curse us with that Johnny, I never want to see Vince again. Cory is probably the only person from this season I could bet we see again. Maybe Jamie, but I doubt it.
Johnny, who has won finals with two other partners "This is the best partner I've ever had" haha this dude will literally say anything.
Why torture me at this point with hearing "cousin" more. Why?!
Overall thoughts:
I ended up coming around on this season quite a bit. The first two episodes I had absolutely zero investment. It brought in the worst parts of the previous season and then added half the cast being pointless or throwaways. The season ended up coming around, I think, due to the editing and the building of stories and drama. There wasn't a ton, but what was there was put together pretty well. Not only just the Cara and Abram situation, but also the individual elims, even though I never cared about any of these people, actually had interest and swings. I think the biggest disappointment of the season was the final. I was actually coming along and enjoying the season finally, you give me a "city" final and then it's so boring and bland and has almost nothing to do with the city other than kayaking down a river in the middle of the city and one part being in an abandoned subway. This final was an absolute bummer. It could have had the most interesting and athletic players in it and it would have still been a stail boring ass final. It's sad that the last couple seasons the mini final that they have within the season has been a better race or show of endurance than the actual finals have been.
I miss the long marathon exhaustion inducing finals. These finals are getting really lame. Fuck the winners coming down to times on the combined parts. Make the shit a race. Between the casting as of late, the group of players to continuously return, and the final going more and more down hill I'm really worried my interest and trust in the show is waning. I really hope it isn't so. I know I've heard some good about some seasons coming up, but I just don't see some issues being all that addressed.
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2020.09.10 18:35 JennMems Wondering who I would've been if I wasn't queer, or was at least cis

I have always hated coming-of-age stories, along with anything nostalgia driven, because my adolescence was so different from the people who make those stories that I can't relate to them, and I don't have nostagia for the same things they do.
Yesterday, I started wondering what it would have been like to be able to listen to boy band music as a teenager. I spent a lot of yesterday listening to music from boy bands, and they were really not that bad. I can definitely see why they were popular. The message of each song is simple and overblown to the point of obsurdity, yes, but it's supposed to be a song about expressing powerful emotions while, usually, having fun doing it. The same reason Blink 182's Enema of the State was popular, or Guns 'n Roses' Paradise City, or Love the One You're With by Crosby, Stills & Nash is the reason why people also like the boy bands and pop princesses. (Yes, I went there. Fight me.) I'm dissappointed, and frustrated, and angry that I never did that as a teenager, and instead spent my time listening to Tool and System of a Down because they were weird, or listening to fucking Papa Roach because I misheard some lyrics and thought their songs had some real depth. (Papa Roach is as shallow as any boy band, but they're no fun. I went there, too. Fight me.)
I also started to wonder what it would have been like to have a crush on a celebrity. I knew several girls who had celebrity crushes and were quite open about it, but boys weren't allowed to have crushes beyond wanting to fuck the curvy women with thin waists. I think I had a crush on Jennifer Lopez in the song Waiting for Tonight, but I know that I at least identified very strongly with its idea of being sexually frustrated by ones own refusal to try to find someone until a certain date. I had been forbidden by my parents from dating until I reached 16, lest I hurt someone due to my immaturity, and required to dance with girls I was not attracted to at school dances, lest I be shallow and judgemental.
Mind you, I was taught to shoot a gun and ride an ATV at 12, and was allowed to do those things and start fires while camping. I was given a CD player at 13, along with a CD of a band that I liked. I was a middle class kid. It's not like I was neglected or anything. It's just, like, I wish I'd been able to feel things, and I wonder what I would be like today if I'd had a more normal childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.
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2020.09.09 08:42 ianvideo 9th September 2020 - US Open Day 9 - Brady transformation complete, Osaka next; Zverev squeezes through

Show Notes

On the first day of quarter-final matches at the US Open, we discuss Jennifer Brady's dominance so far this tournament, her transformation as a tennis player, how she might match up against Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals, and the way in which Osaka's development as a person is helping her tennis. On the men's side, we reflect on the ordeal that was Zverev vs. Coric, debate whether or not it was compelling, and try to figure out the reasons for his erratic serving.
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
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Stats

Length: 49 mins 33 secs
Date: Wednesday 9th September

Podcast Episode Link

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2020.09.07 08:37 ianvideo 7th September 2020 - US Open Day 7 - Djokovic Defaulted. Our Reaction.

Show Notes

In one of the biggest stories in Grand Slam history, Novak Djokovic's unbeaten streak came to a dramatic end on Sunday as he was defaulted from the US Open for hitting a line judge with a ball.
We discuss the incident, place it in the context of his career, react to his statement, consider his decision not to attend a post-match press conference, and debate who the new favourite is in the men's draw. Catherine also talks about what it was like to be presenting live TV coverage at the time of Djokovic's default.
There's also chat about impressive wins for Jennifer Brady and Shelby Rogers, and a preview of Day 8 which includes Serena vs. Sakkari and Thiem vs. Auger-Aliassime.
Approximate episode timecodes:
0.00 - 30.00 - Djokovic default reaction
30.00 to end - Everything else.
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
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Stats

Length: 52 mins 16 secs
Date: Monday 7th September

Podcast Episode Link

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2020.09.07 07:01 BifocaledBeast I (28M) fucked up by including my gf (F21) on IG..

Got a nasty divorce less than 2 years ago. Had no intention on dating but girl came into my life and against all odds she turned out to be absolutely perfect in every way shape and form. With her I could be my complete self and everything seemed amazing to say the least. We dated for close to a year and even celebrated our 1 yearr anniversary recently! For the longest time I was completely against social media, but everyone at work left talking about Instagram lately so I figured why not. Fast forward to this past Friday, I made an Instagram account and being a proud boyfriend I uploaded pictures of my life and ours. Woke up yesterday morning to mt GF best friend messaging me asking me, "Y'all are still together???" Apparently my absolutley perfect GF of over a year has been telling everyone we broke up in April and went even as far as telling her best friend that I supposed hacked her Snapchat to say she was in Washington back in May. We literally celebrated our 1 year anniversary and we spend a lot of time with each orhers families every weekend. I was completely blind sided by all of this and still am. I'm hurt, I'm confused, and down right just upset over it all. Somehow I'm getting all the blame saying I fucked up her relationships with her best friend because her perfect lies all of a sudden don't make sense. I truly and absolutely loved this girl, but at this point idk how I should even be feeling. But fuck you Jennifer Smith! Rant over.
TLDR: Made an IG account, my perfect GF lied about us this whole time to everyone and won't come clean to anyone.
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2020.09.07 06:11 coolghostboy Series and standalone books categorized by author 7/9

Jordan Lynde Series: 1. Inject Me Sweetly 2. The Resurrected Prince
Standalone:
Jenn LeBlanc Series: 1. The Rake And The Recluse 2. The Duke And The Domina
Karpov Kinrade Series: 1. Vamprire Girl 2. Vampire Girl 2: Midnight Star 3. Vampire Girl 3
Standalone:
Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: Lux 1: Obsidian Lux 2: Onyx
Standalone:
Kate SeRine Series: 1. Red 2. The Better To See You With
Mira Lyn Kelley Series: 1. Truth Or Dare 2. Touch And Go 3. Now And Then
Standalone:
Lauren Layne Series 1: 1. After The Kiss 2. Love The One You’re With 3. Just One Night 4. The Trouble With Love 5. I Wish You Were Mine 6. Irresistibly Yours 7. Someone Like You 8. I Knew You Were Trouble
Series 2: 1. Only With You 2. Made For You
Series 3: 0.5. Isn’t She Lovely 1. Broken
Series 4: 1. Blurred Lines 2. Good Girl 3. Walk Of Shame 4. An Ex For Christmas
Standalone:
Gina L. Maxwell Series: 1. Seducing Cinderella 2.. Rules Of Entanglement
Jessica Lemmon Series 1: 1. Eye Candy 2. Arm Candy 3. America’s Sweetheart
Series 2: 1. The Billionaire Bachelor 2. The Billionaire Next Door 3. The Bastard Billionaire
Series 3: 1: Tempting The Billionaire 2: The Billionaire Affair
Jerilee Kaye Series: 1. All The Wrong Reasons 2. All The Wrong Places
Standalone:
Virginia Nelson Series: 1. Penthouse Prince 2. Billionaire Daddy
Tessa Bailey Series 1: 1. Chase Me 2. Seducing My Professor 3. Make Me
Series 2: 1. Protecting What’s His 2. Asking For Trouble
Series 3: 1. Too Hot To Handle 2. Too Beautiful To Break
Series 4: 1. Getaway Girl 2. The Runaway Girl
Standalone:
Kate Meader Series: 1. Flirting With Fire 2. Playing With Fire
Standalone:
HelenKay Dimon Standalone:
Sandra Grayson Standalone:
Yuriko Hime Standalone:
Katherine Vine Standalone:
Cecy Robson Standalone:
Caitlin Willis Standalone:
Sparrow Beckett Series: 1. Finding Master Right 2. Playing Hard To Master 3. To Have And To Master
Jeaniene Frost Series: Night Prince 1: Once Burned Night Prince 2: Twice Tempted Night Prince 3: Bound By Flames
Jade Lee Series: 1. 50 Ways To Ruin A Rake 2. One Rogue At A Time Jade Lee
Ashlee Mallory Series: 1. My Backup Boyfriend 2. My Accidental Husband 3. The Playboy’s Proposal
Katee Robert Series: 1. A Worthy Opponent 2. The Beast
Chapters originals:
Authors with one book on the app:
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2020.09.06 14:33 TessaBissolli A close examination of the story. Part 53: CONCLUSIONS (2 of 2)

I started the series three months ago examining how the apparent narrative of the show's mythology crumbles under examination. This is the final post on the series but for post #27, to be published later which examines the stories told by the show.
We looked at each aspect, as well as the subtler connecting details and symbols that emerge. The story that becomes apparent is a far more interesting one. A history of a giant charade, the long shadows of bilocation, the identity issues that comes with being a covert spy, and what happens to families of all kinds of those spies.
The prior part had conclusions about all the characters, except Red. Ilya, Dom and Katarina were pretending to be KGB. Fakerina knew them as KGB. Lena may be KGB. Liz may not have been born as Masha Rostova, and in fact there may be no such person ever born as such. It is possible that Katarina was not Liz's bio mother. The woman we met as Naomi had been hiding under false pretenses, and Jennifer seemed to have created a storm to solve the only question she really asked of Red: "why am I here?".
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We examined what Kate's motivations were in digging the bones, and how she created contingencies. We looked at the Hargraves, and how Scottie appeared to have achieved a closure that Howard did not have, likely, because she had been told her son was dead by someone she trusted. We examine how Tom's box and Liz's scar were connected, and concluded that the object which was nested in the carving, or an identical one, was present the night of the fire, resulting in Liz's burn.
The identity of the bones, however many may want to believe is a closed matter, is far from it. A bit of critical examination of the story makes that abundantly clear, especially the reactions of those involved with them. Red was identified by fingerprints and the DNA of RR was not on file.' The ID of them point to a point of convergence of Carla Reddington and "Katarina Rostova".
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That leaves us with a central question: Who Is Red, the man using the name Raymond Reddington now??

We analyzed how "Reddington" seemed to have been an assumed one, even for the mythical officer who was in the Navy, because it seems nobody had been born such. We deduced the bones could NOT have been identified as RR's. We question why would Red continue to use the Reddington identity, as have Liz and Ressler questioned, when he could have got a new face and a new name?
Why chose to continue to be a man destined to be hunted as a traitor? And concluded it only had one visible effect: It kept the possibility of a trial as a traitor alive, and it kept Naomi Hyland in WITSEC. If this was done out of protection or out of spite is not known. I will assume he is protecting her.
But who is he? Is he Raymond Reddington? Is he an impostor? A supplanter? Could he be both? Who is he REALLY?
We have a number of anecdotes told to Liz and others, including Dembe about Red's life and childhood.
I have collected Red, in his own words in seven posts, for those interested in them: The darkness; The Ascent from darkness; Why is he like fried butter? His worldview; His stories; Red loves the arts & Miscellaneous
But what can we say in regards to where the narrative crumbles? It crumbles on his taking the identity for the first time in October of 1991, as we are told in Rassvet, and apparently in Ilya's memories in Orion. Let us shelve what SEEMS to be going on in Orion for now, as it will be the subject of my next series into the mythology episodes.
Let us delve into the rest:
His father excommunicated him as a child or teen, for being difficult. His idolizing outlaws. Boys and girls he was friends with: Marnie Petersen, Gary Goddard, Bob Yoshimura, Patty Sutton, Melanie Reichman, BJ Simpson, Steven Bash, Bergita Olofson, Sarah Ellen Winstead, Rosie Cavendish, Marlin Trout. Other people in his past: Smokey, the high school janitor; Trudy Svoboda, the baker's wife; Brenda Gilroy, his babysitter; Old Man Quimby, his fencing instructor; Mrs. Beerman, saved by him from a pool; Petty Officer Virginia Sherman, etc.
We know of two Summer jobs, both in Michigan. We know he calls carbonated beverages pops, or soda pops, and has an affinity for foods popular in the Midwest of the US. We know his mother likely had Russians origins and his father was moralistic and a disciplinarian, a man who taught him to be true to his word, to value loyalty.
We know Red is a childhood friend of Ilya, and a long time friend of Sam, whom he says he loved, and has known most of his life. We also know he admits to having had another identity, prior to becoming Reddington.
And we have what seems like an admission that it was Koehler who gave him the face and the identity for the first time, right?
I knew it was you as soon as I found out you were looking for Dr. Koehler's nurse.... One day I'm captured, the next, you're looking for someone who knows I was once someone else? I knew that wasn't a coincidence, but I let my hopes convince me that - you'd never betray me like that.
seems cut and dry, except, for context. This is fine example of point of view. One in which we are not delving into the truth, but into what Red wanted Liz to believe. Red's maneuver, turning against himself.

What did Red do at the beginning of season 6?

Red begins the season by robbing a bank to get box #604
Charlie, would you please escort Lucinda to her desk where she keeps the master key to the safe-deposit room? I need box 604 post-haste.
He then returns the box which now contains a stolen masterpiece, one stolen by Grayson Blaise, so that is likely a story given to the bank manager to insure he does not say anything:
RED: I come bearing gifts... It's exchanged hands a couple of times over the years, but it came to my attention that the current owner was holding it here at your bank. Not to worry. I'm sure you had no idea. But I do think it's time for the flowers to go back home again..... it's your obligation to see that it's returned to its rightful owner. My God, I hope they can manage to hold onto it this time around. Please don't mention my name. I'd prefer it to be an anonymous donation.
And following that incident, he is happy. He is losing weight and exercising. And he wants to find Koehler, a surgeon who Katarina procured for a surgery that Jennifer said was in October of 1991. But when Liz asked him about the list of clients, which Red wanted once Koehler died, this is what he wanted Liz to believe: that the file was his. He did not confirm it was, but led her to believe it was:
LIZ: This isn't the complete list, is it?
RED: No, it's not. One file has been deleted.
Liz says : "Yours." But Red does not say yes, or no, the clear mark he is telling the truth. He says:
I prefer to keep my nips and tucks to myself. Forgive an old man his vanity.
He led Liz to believe Koeher did surgery on him. Why allow Liz to believe it was his and yet does not say a clear yes or no? Why subterfuge there? Why not say it was of someone he had promised to keep a secret. In the absence of a "yes" or "no" I am always suspicious of Red's evasion tactics. He does not lie about having deleted a record so why is he misleading Liz? Why not say to Liz he got injured and needed surgery?
More intriguing as we had seen in Rassvet an image of the surgery, and that featured a woman's shape under the surgical sheet, not a man's. I do not take Rassvet as gospel, but I believe the majority of scenes have some truth in them, even if the order or placement of scenes might not hold to scrutiny.
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But it does not stop there. He gives Liz clues he was someone else before, and that he re-invented himself:
RED: I'm a great fan of reinvention.
LIZ: Of keeping your true self hidden.
RED: Or of becoming your true self, even if you have to take on a new identity to achieve it.
He does not know what Liz knows at that point, (POV) but he knows what he led Liz to believe: that he had a surgery with Koehler. And then told her that he is a fan of reinvention, of taking a new identity to become who he really was.
So, he has to know that Liz must believe that Koehler helped him become Raymond Reddington. But Red does not know anything about the ID of the bones, which he believes he took away before she learned everything.
Red is a techno moron by his own admission. Did he believe the file would be completely erased? Probably. Did he know about the dates in the index? Likely not.
Until she is looking for Renard and he connect the dots that she believes Renard can tell her something about what he led her to believe, that Koehler made him into RR. And he MIGHT have. Just when would he have done that is the question to ask.
When asked why he REMAINED Reddington after getting the money, he told Liz he is what he is:
LIZ: I mean, you became Reddington, but then, you stayed Reddington. And I don't understand why.
RED: I am what I am. Popeye the Sailor Man.
forget the quote of Popeye. He is what he is. He is Reddington because he is Reddington, basically the same thing he told Cooper:

What about being a more interesting Reddington that Reddington ever was? Is that an indication that there was another Reddington?

We have another character whose name was an assumed name, and who became a better version of the name: Tom Keen.
I know I wasn't the best husband. But I-I can be. I can be. I don't wanna be anyone else.
Tom Keen was an assumed name of Christopher Hargrave, who went by the name of Jacob Phelps (although he knew that was not his real name, because the Phelps were foster parents or adoptive parents). Then he tried abandoning the name and asking Liz to call him Jacob. He left, after burning all his documents as Tom Keen, when the Major was looking for him. He comes back to help Liz, as Tom Keen,
And I'm gonna do everything I can.
Listen, Tom, you don't have to do this.
I do have to do this.
And then remains Tom Keen because he does not want to be anyone else. Even after learning who he really is, he remains Tom Keen, the identity under which he had made his life: he became the best operative the Major had, he ran missions for the CIA (Leland Bray), he met and marry Liz, he became a father, and he tried to protect his wife and daughter.
He remained Tom Keen because it was who he became. Who he was
RED TO RESSLER: We become who we are. We can't judge a book by its cover. But you can by its first few chapters and, most certainly, by its last.
Tom came back to it to protect the woman he loved and his family.
Red is who he is:
Even Liz knew in her heart of hearts, that Reddington is Reddington as she tells Jennifer:
LIZ TO JENNIFER: We do know who he is. Raymond Reddington. Not the real one, the reinvented one. The one who's been Raymond Reddington for 30 years, longer than anyone else, and whatever we find out, it's not gonna change that. This man, the one we know, is the concierge of crime. A very bad man capable of an incredible amount of good.
not the real one, the re-invented one. But the real one was not real either, or Liz would not be surprised Ressler found Reddington Sr, the father of RR:
You found Reddington's father?
So when Red tells Cooper
I'm a far more interesting Raymond Reddington than Raymond Reddington ever was.
Is he telling Cooper, he is a better version of the first incarnation of RR? Considering that Reddington was not likely to have been the real last name of the first Raymond either.
He is aware why is Cooper questioning this, because Dom told Liz he was Ilya Koslov. Obviously a lie, but he does not tell Liz or Cooper this. WHY?

WHY DOES RED NOT TELL LIZ THAT WAS A LIE TOLD TO HER BY DOM?

Think about this. Why would he not tell Liz he is not Ilya Koslov? He even told Liz he was NOT born Raymond Reddington:
One day I'm captured, the next, you're looking for someone who knows I was once someone else?
Yes, he made her believe the surgery was his. It may have been, but what he gave her is NOT a real answer. Not a conclusive, simple and unambiguous answer: a yes or a no. It was an evasion, as he told Dom:
RED: I haven't ever been totally forthright about myself.
DOM: What does she know?
RED: She’s been looking and thought she’d have a better chance of finding out more if I was in prison and couldn’t interfere.
and to Dembe:
Elizabeth knows. She knows I was once someone else
The truth is that Red is keeping two secrets from Liz: One is who he really is, the identity he had been born as, and the second is where is Katarina, a secret Dom is happy to help him keep.
Dom also gave Liz an identity for Red because she asked:
LIZ: You know his identity.
DOM: I do.
LIZ: Who is he? And how is it connected to my mother? I know she didn't drown in Cape May. I know that, 6 months later, she helped whoever's pretending to be Reddington become Reddington.
And Red does not tell Liz is a lie, despite our knowing it was. Liz does not know what we do. Our point of view is different from hers. We should question why does he not tell her that was a lie. Why does he wait for Liz to tell Cooper:
COOPER: You're one to talk about facts. Aren't you, Mr. Koslov?
RED: Ah! So Elizabeth finally told you. She took longer than I thought she would. Once word was out, I figured I was on borrowed time. And I'm sure, knowing you as I do, that you'll feel an obligation to report this to the powers that be.
why does he NOT deny this? especially something that would be easy to find out, because Red must know that the Koslov identity has been scrubbed, and that Liz investigating it, or Cooper reporting the name, will lead to opening up that can of worms and bringing danger to his friend Ilya.
Because it gives him time to complete whatever it is he is doing. Because it buys him time about revealing his real identity and whatever he is doing to protect Katarina, to neutralize the Townsend Directive which he may suspect has been reactivated, and to protect Katarina, who he is trying to find by trying to find Koehler, a surgeon which, regardless of any surgery Koehler may have done in Red, might have been the one who changed Katarina's face, which we know happened:
LIZ: I had the photo enhanced. It's a rough extrapolation of features since the face was almost entirely blown out. I ran it through every FBI database from facial recognition, mug shots, surveillance feeds... Do you know how many images are in the NGI database? ... 51 million. And not a single one of her.
So Katarina is either dead, or she changed her face. Considering how many people are out to get her, changing her face and name is a given. She has a different face and a different name.
Koehler was a surgeon Katarina knew, as she is the one who arranged the surgery. Who may have changed her face again.
Liz eventually will find out Reds not Koslov, as she does when Fakerina tells him Ilya is Ilya Koslov. Liz knows Ilya is a dear friend of Red:
The man she's taken, he's like a brother to me.
And Dom told her that Ilya was besotted with Katarina, with a ridiculous tale of a promise made when they were six. Besides that loaf of bread hitting the Rederina fans, we know Ilya protected Katarina, but his friendship and trust is to Red, as they talk about their childhood.
Ilya's relationship to Dom is less than friendly when we see Ilya's side, although in Rassvet he was subservient to Dom. In reality we do not know how Ilya and Katarina knew one another or what was the real relationship between Dom and Ilya, because Dom asks, not orders Ilya to help, so he was not a superior officer as Rassvet would have us believe.
So, what we know is that even those who know the secrets (who is Red and where is Katarina) call him Raymond: Dom, Ilya, Naomi. We know that regardless of the things Jennifer made Liz believe in that report, she talks to Red and in occasions to Liz, as u/jen5225 says, as if Red is Raymond Reddington:
I spent my whole life running from Reddington because I didn't want his world bleeding into mine.... I was always so afraid of what he might do to me and my mother, and now I'm equally afraid of what he's making me want to do to him.
She makes no difference in who was she running from and Red. She pretended to Liz she was afraid of Red, but in reality she was not. She was afraid Liz will find out she had talked to Red with no fear, because in her narrative to Liz, Red was a supplanter, and Jennifer was terrified of him, Liz believed he would have killed her. If Liz had learned of their restaurant meeting that narrative would have crumbled:
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Even Fakerina slips, and tells Liz that Red was once important to her:
FAKERINA TO LIZ: because he was once important to me.
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THE ILLUSIONIST: He means a great deal to you.
FAKERINA: He did. Once.
TO RED: You pretended to help me. You were never on my side.
Acting as what she knows to be true: Red is the same Raymond Reddington who once meant a lot to her. The father of Elizabeth:
you're familiar with - the name Raymond Reddington.... Have you heard of him? ...He's a wanted fugitive. He's also Keen's father.
It says here her name is Masha Rostova.
It also says she's the daughter of a KGB agent. A notorious KGB agent named Katarina Rostova. The agent out front, he's not looking for Reddington. He's looking for her. As bad as he is, Rostova's worse. The child you're being asked to care for is their granddaughter.
And even Kate does the same, making no difference between the man Katarina should have walk away from, and the one Liz should:
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And finally as Dembe made absolutely clear in the conversation he has with Red about Ross's intentions, even as he knows Ross blames Raymond Reddington for his misfortunes, as u/jen5225 realized:
DEMBE: Ross wants blood. He thinks you (RED) ruined his life.
RED: I didn't give Sutton Ross bogus plans for the Grayscape Seventeen.
DEMBE: But he (ROSS) thinks you (RED) did, and because of that, he wants to world to know what's inside the duffel. (OBVIOUSLY NOT RR who is who Ross blames for his misfortune)
So the question we should be asking ourselves is:

Could Red be both an impostor AND RR?

Yes. Because Reddington was never his real name. We have explored that is likely NOBODY was born Raymond Reddington, because Liz was surprised Ressler may have found RR:
RESSLER: I don't know who he was, but I think I found someone who might. Your grandfather.
LIZ: You found Reddington's father?
So, if Reddington was a created last name, and the man who fathered Liz took it and his name was Raymond, and Red's first name seems to BE Raymond, and he admits he was someone else before, what are the chances he is THE Raymond known to the US Navy as Raymond Reddigngon, a created identity for the man who worked counterintelligence?
I say big. What about the contention that Red TOLD Liz she killed her father, as some fans say?It did not happen. He let her believe it, but never said it.
What he told her is that her father died the night of the fire:
LIZ: Tom told me something right before he died.... "Your father's alive.”
RED: Lizzy, look at me. I'm telling you, with no uncertainty, your father is dead. He died in that fire.
that could be the death of the man or a figurative death of the role of father, I guess because when he was angry at Tom, he was careless:
TOM: I don't know what I'm gonna say to my wife. I've been sitting here for I don't know how long trying to figure out how to tell her. My wife and her dad, they had something…. He took her in when she was and raised her as a single parent. She's gonna be heartbroken.
RED: Yes. It'll undoubtedly take some time. But I'm sure she'll be fine. He'll always be there with her, standing in the shadows to keep her safe. Laughing with her in the light. Watching through her eyes all those who get close. He'll always be there. She will be fine.
I hope you're right.
I know I am.
He basically let Tom know he IS Liz's father, and then Tom told Liz that her father is alive. Not who he is, but he was alive. Which is why Red acts the way he does with Tom when he is alone:
RED: You are never to see her again.
TOM: Yeah. I got it.
I don't think you do. Look at me. You are never to see her again.
and
RED: You will not marry her.
TOM: Why? Because I didn't ask daddy's permission? Is that really why you called me here? Or did you just want someone to play go fish?
You married her over my objection once. It will not happen again.
and in that deleted scene between Red and Tom:
RED: Just know that if you’re gone, I’ll be watching your daughter.
TOM: I do know that.
and why Tom, while not telling Liz what he cannot prove, still acts as such:
Why Tom stays to help protect Red from the cabal assault in season 1,
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and why he helps Dembe get Lucille Books to save Red in season 4.
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He knows Red is Liz's father, but it is not his place to say anything, nor he can prove it. He likely told Liz in 1.22 because he thought he was dying, and then forgot about it in the aftermath of the shooting.
Red, on his part, denied being Liz's father ONCE:
LIZ: Growing up, Sam He raised me like his own. He was my whole world. But he wasn't my father.
RED: What is the question, Lizzy?
Are you my father?
[Pause] No.
Why would he do so, if he is Liz's biological father? Because he had JUST made a solemn promise on Sam's death bed when he would kill Sam, and a promise on a death bed carries weight, especially for a man whose word means something:
You will always be her father, Sam. I can only hope to love her and protect her as you would have.
From the moment Red left Liz with Sam, instead of raising her himself :
He was no longer a father. A man consumed by anger, intent on revenge, who derived power from knowing it did not matter if he lived or die, because he was not a father anymore, a man who promised the man who raised Liz that his role as father, was always his, CANNOT tell Liz he is her father. Red cannot tell anyone he is Liz's father. But he can say Liz is his daughter. A distinction with a difference in THIS case.
The SECOND time Liz asks, Red declines to answer because he killed Sam to prevent her from knowing:
knowing his identity would put you in grave danger.
Why? Because he's a fugitive on the "Most Wanted" list?
I loved Sam, Lizzy. Taking his life was of all the difficult things that I've done that may may be the most. But I did it to keep you from learning the name of your real father, to protect you. And you must understand-- having done that, I'm certainly not going to tell you who he was now.
Red is not going to tell Liz who her father WAS because her father's identity is a secret. Who he WAS, not who he IS. His REAL identity.
And in fact when Liz remembers the fire, he even tries telling her that her memories were not reliable:
What I remember is leaving my father dying on the floor of a burning house. There's no way he could have survived that.
Lizzy, the memories of a four-year-old are unreliable.
and uses the example of her memories of the event as a prime example of a manipulation:
Dr. Bogdan Ivanovich Krilov. One of the few people who have mastered the science of memory manipulation.
Science or science fiction?
You of all people should know the answer to that
I understand suppressing memories, helping someone to mute out a traumatic experience, but manipulating them?
The memory of an accident, a tragedy, a fire in which a 4-year-old girl killed her father.
Liz remembering she killed her father, is an example of a manipulation of memories done by Krilov.
And while Sam told her her father was a criminal who abandoned her, when Liz asks him what role Sam played, Red talks about " the way Sam told a story", which gives leeway to basically say anything and not be a lie:
The way Sam told the story was that one night, an old friend showed up at his door scared. The friend told Sam he was leaving town, that he was in danger and that he needed someone to care for a little girl, that her father had died that night in a fire. So Sam took the little girl in, and he raised her as his own always sheltering her from the truth about her biological father.
But since we NOW know it was Katarina who send Liz in to Sam, and it seemed Katarina believed he was dead for a while, as we see what Liz asked how could her mother give her up, finding the same decisions difficult to do herself:
I found a couple to take the baby. Thinking about it is one thing, but actually doing it... How did she do it-- my mother?
And this includes an answer that is what Red believes Katarina believed (POV) AT THE TIME OF SENDING HER TO SAM:
The man she loved killed by the child she adored-- it was just too much. Two months later, she went to Cape May and left her clothes on the beach, walked into the ocean, and was never seen again.
HERE is where he lets her believe it. But he may thinks she is talking about a figurative death, given he had already told her it was a manipulation, and her memories are not reliable.
So, that night, I killed both my parents.
You were a child. There should never have been a gun for you to grab.
I think it is pretty clear. But do not take it from me. Look at the words, think about point of view, what a character knows and when and how they learned it, and think about motivations and confirmations.

Red had told Liz about or we have seen him say:

His reasons to change his identity as a teen or young adult: I was a difficult child. People saw me one way I saw myself another. I felt misunderstood acted out. My father fancied himself a disciplinarian. Very moralistic. Instead of trying to understand me, he excommunicated me.
How he reinvented himself: I'm a great fan of reinvention.... of becoming your true self, even if you have to take on a new identity to achieve it.
What he lost: it may be hard for you to imagine, but I once had a relatively normal life-- bills to pay, playdates, family, some friends, people to care about. Lost all that.
Where he raised his family: raised my family in this house. (Takoma Park) . But IF he is the RR known to the US Navy, only until 1989. Because in 1990, Carla Reddington was already living somewhere different, hiding likely, somewhere Lord Baltimore could not find: he's looking for someone who lived in D.C. before 1990.
Something happened to that family, and he only knew pieces of it:
DIANE: I know the truth, Red about that night about what happened to your family. Do you want to know the truth?
RED: More than anything in the world. But if you know the truth, Diane, then somebody else does, too.
A truth that Diane, as part of the Justice Department could know (approving placement in WITSEC). Perhaps that Carla with Jennifer had been placed in WITSEC, with new names, perhaps a crime scene had been set to fake one or both of their deaths: Garvey was a U.S. Marshal. He put people in witness protection. Made them disappear or appear to be dead.
Red recognizes Carla Reddington, but had to read her new name, and believed she was in protective custody: "You need to get a unit to her right now. She's in protective custody... She was my wife."
As was his legal daughter, Jennifer: "I confirmed your daughter was placed in Protective Custody with her mother in 1990. The Marshal Service lost contact seven years ago. She is unaccounted for."
RR took his child in 1990: "The Cold War was hard-- too hard for your father. When the Soviet Union was collapsing, he took you from her."
But after the fire, when Katarina believed he was dead: "Your mother was never the same after that. The man she loved killed by the child she adored-- it was just too much."
Katarina fakes her death, but for a while Red believed it was true: "That's every suicide. Every single one. An act of terror perpetrated against everyone who's ever known you. Everyone who's ever loved you. The people closest to you, the ones who cherish you are the ones who suffer the most pain, the most damage. Why would you do that? Why would you do that to people who love you?
Red went down a dark path of revenge:
Which left him unable to be a parent:
A man in darkness, angry, alone: "[DEMBE} saw me for the man I really was a man surrounded by darkness. No friends who could be trusted, no faith that loyalty or love could ever truly exist. I was… Well, I was younger then. Angrier."
Until he had to go back to his old name, to protect the very woman who had framed him and the family he had to abandon:
Answering the question Liz and Ressler wisely asked:
LIZ: I mean, you became Reddington, but then, you stayed Reddington. And I don't understand why.
RED: I am what I am. Popeye the Sailor Man.
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RESSLER: I mean, before today, everyone thought Reddington was a traitor. The government, the press, and, still, the imposter chose to take his identity. I mean, he went to a surgeon who could have given him the identity of anyone in the world. He could have been anyone. And yet he chose to be a pariah. He chose the life of a wanted fugitive. Why? Why would anyone do that?
He is who he is: RR. The man known as Raymond Reddington, who went BACK to the identity (like Tom Keen did) to get the money to protect Katarina, and kept it to protect his family:
And anyone close to a target of theirs becomes a target themselves... Especially family. Unless they're abandoned on the side of a road on Christmas Eve.... An effective, albeit excruciatingly painful solution.
Because he is a protector, a sin eater. A charade architect
A charade that involved creating a myth, Katarina Rostova, an illusion inhabited by several women, fake KGB agents, convincing Rostov to become a spy under threat of revealing his wife was a KGB agent when she likely was not, fathering a child with one of the women, one he only knew as KR, taking his child from Russia:
moving stolen children is difficult. There's copious amounts of paperwork.
eventually falling for Katarina. Taking his child from her, unaware she was in the cabal, and the aftermath of the fire. A man who abandoned the identity,
focus on what Ilya is really saying.
and like Tom, came back to protect the woman he loved, and kept it to protect his wife.
A man who discovered that "The concept of bilocation is appealing even if not without consequence."
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2020.09.04 23:03 CognitivelyPositive The "Real" Reason For Your Breakup

"Why did my ex REALLY leave me?" A question that kept rattling my head in the aftermath of my breakup.
Because the reason she gave was bullshit. She said, "I am just very negative right now, and my family is going through a rough time......" The all-time classic 'It's not you, it's me' excuse.
Why would she throw everything we had just because of that? We planned our wedding only a few weeks ago.
It didn't make sense. If she was feeling negative, I could help her be positive. If her family was going through some shit, I could help them go through that shit! Why wouldn't she take my help? Isn't that more logical than breaking up?
At the time, I failed to realize that logic had no place when people made decisions like this. It was an emotional decision. So it doesn't really matter if her choice was logical or not.
(Excluding toxic and abusive relationships, that's when its logical to leave. And even when it's logical to leave, a lot of people stay because of their emotions, which further proves that point)
Humans aren't rational (Kahneman, 2015). We are 'rationalizing.' We make decisions based on our emotions (Lerner, 2014). Then rationalize it with reasons later. That's why the most successful ads were the ones that catered to your emotions, not logic.
World-renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio's findings nail this theory. He found that people who had hampered limbic systems (the source of our emotions) could not make simple decisions. They scored high in logic and memory tests but could not decide what colour pen to use.
We even pick one detergent over another just because it 'looks' right. After we make an emotional decision to buy that particular detergent (based on looks), we make logical reasons to justify that decision. Such as 'I saw it on TV,' 'It says it's effective,' 'It's environmentally friendly' etc.
All this happens so instantaneously that we don't even realize what actually caused our decision. Thus, we end up thinking that we bought the detergent because of our superb logic instead of our feelings.
This is especially true when it comes to the decisions we make in our love lives. Its where 100% of our decisions are emotional. You often come across couples you don't think belong together: "Katie is so smart, successful and pretty, why is she dating this loser Josh? It doesn't make sense." It does not make LOGICAL sense because it was not a LOGICAL decision. It was an emotional one.
When your ex broke up with you. I am sure he or she gave you some legitimate sounding reasons, but these reasons were not really why they chose to leave. They left because they FELT like it. Something happened that made them feel that. It could be anything: Poor communication, lack of romance, external circumstances, boring sex life, too many fights, etc.
Even they can't tell you for sure what caused them to feel that. So they make rational sounding reasons why they want to break up. They need to do that for you and, more importantly, themselves. Nobody wants to admit, "I want to break up cause I feel like it." Even though that's the truth.
So don't try to make sense of the reasons your ex gave you for the breakup. It's pointless. And please, for the love of god! Don't bother debating your ex about how illogical their reasons are. You can't use logic to refute an emotional choice. That's like trying to console a crying baby by reading him an essay on "Effective emotional regulation."
I get it. You want closure. You want to know what brought on this doom. What caused the love of your life to abandon you. Guess what? Even if your ex wrote a 12-page thesis on why she left, it still wouldn't satisfy you. The only person that can give you closure is you.
Ask your heart, "Why did he/she leave?" Accept whatever answer your heart gives and carry on.
At the end of the day, there is no point in finding the 'real' reason because it won't change the fact that they left. Their choice to leave should tell you everything you need to know.
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Kahneman, D. (2015). Thinking, fast and slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Lerner, Jennifer & Li, Ye & Valdesolo, Piercarlo & Kassam, Karim. (2014). Emotion and Decision Making. Annual review of psychology. 66. 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115043.
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2020.09.04 23:01 CognitivelyPositive The "Real" Reason For Your Breakup

"Why did my ex REALLY leave me?" A question that kept rattling my head in the aftermath of my breakup.
Because the reason she gave was bullshit. She said, "I am just very negative right now, and my family is going through a rough time......" The all-time classic 'It's not you, it's me' excuse.
Why would she throw everything we had just because of that? We planned our wedding only a few weeks ago. It didn't make sense. If she was feeling negative, I could help her be positive. If her family was going through some shit, I could help them go through that shit! Why wouldn't she take my help? Isn't that more logical than breaking up?
At the time, I failed to realize that logic had no place when people made decisions like this. It was an emotional decision. So it doesn't really matter if her choice was logical or not.
(Excluding toxic and abusive relationships, that's when its logical to leave. And even when it's logical to leave, a lot of people stay because of their emotions, which further proves that point)
Humans aren't rational (Kahneman, 2015). We are 'rationalizing.' We make decisions based on our emotions (Lerner, 2014). Then rationalize it with reasons later. That's why the most successful ads were the ones that catered to your emotions, not logic.
World-renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio's findings nail this theory. He found that people who had hampered limbic systems (the source of our emotions) could not make simple decisions. They scored high in logic and memory tests but could not decide what colour pen to use.
We even pick one detergent over another just because it 'looks' right. After we make an emotional decision to buy that particular detergent (based on looks), we make logical reasons to justify that decision. Such as 'I saw it on TV,' 'It says it's effective,' 'It's environmentally friendly' etc. All this happens so instantaneously that we don't even realize what actually caused our decision. Thus, we end up thinking that we bought the detergent because of our superb logic instead of our feelings.
This is especially true when it comes to the decisions we make in our love lives. Its where 100% of our decisions are emotional. You often come across couples you don't think belong together: "Katie is so smart, successful and pretty, why is she dating this loser Josh? It doesn't make sense." It does not make LOGICAL sense because it was not a LOGICAL decision. It was an emotional one.
When your ex broke up with you. I am sure he or she gave you some legitimate sounding reasons, but these reasons were not really why they chose to leave. They left because they FELT like it. Something happened that made them feel that. It could be anything: Poor communication, lack of romance, external circumstances, boring sex life, too many fights, etc. Even they can't tell you for sure what caused them to feel that. So they make rational sounding reasons why they want to break up. They need to do that for you and, more importantly, themselves. Nobody wants to admit, "I want to break up cause I feel like it." Even though that's the truth.
So don't try to make sense of the reasons your ex gave you for the breakup. It's pointless. And please, for the love of god! Don't bother debating your ex about how illogical their reasons are. You can't use logic to refute an emotional choice. That's like trying to console a crying baby by reading him an essay on "Effective emotional regulation."
I get it. You want closure. You want to know what brought on this doom. What caused the love of your life to abandon you. Guess what? Even if your ex wrote a 12-page thesis on why she left, it still wouldn't satisfy you. The only person that can give you closure is you.
Ask your heart, "Why did he/she leave?" Accept whatever answer your heart gives and carry on.
At the end of the day, there is no point in finding the 'real' reason because it won't change the fact that they left. Their choice to leave should tell you everything you need to know.
Like my post? Then you will love the podcast episode based on this post where I share more information about the Topic and include many personal stories, case studies and tips.
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OxwlzKiqiJMf400SV4kkt
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/harry-house3/episodes/7-The-Real-Reason-For-Your-Breakup-ej51h5/a-a34i2cg
For More Posts like these. Give me a follow so you don't miss out when I post again :)
I also wrote a post where I summarize all 27 parts of dealing with your heartbreak and getting your Ex Back. Which is also, my most popular post to date. I still get messages of how much it helped people! So it will help you too!
https://www.reddit.com/BreakUps/comments/heo8p0/how_to_actually_get_over_a_breakup_and_get_you
If you like. You can also listen to my 2-hour long podcast where I discuss LITERALLY EVERYTHING (ALL 27 Parts) you need to know when you are going through a breakup. I recorded it 10 months ago and I still get people emailing me that this episode changed their lives. And YES, it's FREE TOO!
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7zJEZ8VG2Bdz2gDfRY7x61
Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/broken-heart-club-podcast/id1479810240
Youtube: https://youtu.be/BAm58NkS1Ck
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/harry-house3/episodes/1--How-To-Get-Over-A-Breakup-and-Get-Your-Ex-Back-Everything-you-need-to-know-e5bglu
References:
Kahneman, D. (2015). Thinking, fast and slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Lerner, Jennifer & Li, Ye & Valdesolo, Piercarlo & Kassam, Karim. (2014). Emotion and Decision Making. Annual review of psychology. 66. 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115043.
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2020.09.04 23:00 CognitivelyPositive The "Real" Reason For Your Breakup

"Why did my ex REALLY leave me?" A question that kept rattling my head in the aftermath of my breakup.
Because the reason she gave was bullshit. She said, "I am just very negative right now, and my family is going through a rough time......" The all-time classic 'It's not you, it's me' excuse.
Why would she throw everything we had just because of that? We planned our wedding only a few weeks ago. It didn't make sense.
If she was feeling negative, I could help her be positive. If her family was going through some shit, I could help them go through that shit! Why wouldn't she take my help? Isn't that more logical than breaking up?
At the time, I failed to realize that logic had no place when people made decisions like this. It was an emotional decision. So it doesn't really matter if her choice was logical or not.
(Excluding toxic and abusive relationships, that's when its logical to leave. And even when it's logical to leave, a lot of people stay because of their emotions, which further proves that point)
Humans aren't rational (Kahneman, 2015). We are 'rationalizing.' We make decisions based on our emotions (Lerner, 2014). Then rationalize it with reasons later. That's why the most successful ads were the ones that catered to your emotions, not logic.
World-renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio's findings nail this theory. He found that people who had hampered limbic systems (the source of our emotions) could not make simple decisions. They scored high in logic and memory tests but could not decide what colour pen to use.
We even pick one detergent over another just because it 'looks' right. After we make an emotional decision to buy that particular detergent (based on looks), we make logical reasons to justify that decision. Such as 'I saw it on TV,' 'It says it's effective,' 'It's environmentally friendly' etc. All this happens so instantaneously that we don't even realize what actually caused our decision. Thus, we end up thinking that we bought the detergent because of our superb logic instead of our feelings.
This is especially true when it comes to the decisions we make in our love lives. Its where 100% of our decisions are emotional. You often come across couples you don't think belong together: "Katie is so smart, successful and pretty, why is she dating this loser Josh? It doesn't make sense." It does not make LOGICAL sense because it was not a LOGICAL decision. It was an emotional one.
When your ex broke up with you. I am sure he or she gave you some legitimate sounding reasons, but these reasons were not really why they chose to leave. They left because they FELT like it. Something happened that made them feel that. It could be anything: Poor communication, lack of romance, external circumstances, boring sex life, too many fights, etc.
Even they can't tell you for sure what caused them to feel that. So they make rational sounding reasons why they want to break up. They need to do that for you and, more importantly, themselves. Nobody wants to admit, "I want to break up cause I feel like it." Even though that's the truth.
So don't try to make sense of the reasons your ex gave you for the breakup. It's pointless. And please, for the love of god! Don't bother debating your ex about how illogical their reasons are. You can't use logic to refute an emotional choice. That's like trying to console a crying baby by reading him an essay on "Effective emotional regulation."
I get it. You want closure. You want to know what brought on this doom. What caused the love of your life to abandon you. Guess what? Even if your ex wrote a 12-page thesis on why she left, it still wouldn't satisfy you. The only person that can give you closure is you.
Ask your heart, "Why did he/she leave?" Accept whatever answer your heart gives and carry on.
At the end of the day, there is no point in finding the 'real' reason because it won't change the fact that they left. Their choice to leave should tell you everything you need to know.
Like my post? Then you will love the podcast episode based on this post where I share more information about the Topic and include many personal stories, case studies and tips.
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OxwlzKiqiJMf400SV4kkt
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/harry-house3/episodes/7-The-Real-Reason-For-Your-Breakup-ej51h5/a-a34i2cg
For More Posts like these. Give me a follow so you don't miss out when I post again :)
I also wrote a post where I summarize all 27 parts of dealing with your heartbreak and getting your Ex Back. Which is also, my most popular post to date. I still get messages of how much it helped people! So it will help you too!
https://www.reddit.com/BreakUps/comments/heo8p0/how_to_actually_get_over_a_breakup_and_get_you
If you like. You can also listen to my 2-hour long podcast where I discuss LITERALLY EVERYTHING (ALL 27 Parts) you need to know when you are going through a breakup. I recorded it 10 months ago and I still get people emailing me that this episode changed their lives. And YES, it's FREE TOO!
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7zJEZ8VG2Bdz2gDfRY7x61
Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/broken-heart-club-podcast/id1479810240
Youtube: https://youtu.be/BAm58NkS1Ck
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/harry-house3/episodes/1--How-To-Get-Over-A-Breakup-and-Get-Your-Ex-Back-Everything-you-need-to-know-e5bglu
References:
Kahneman, D. (2015). Thinking, fast and slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Lerner, Jennifer & Li, Ye & Valdesolo, Piercarlo & Kassam, Karim. (2014). Emotion and Decision Making. Annual review of psychology. 66. 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115043.
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2020.09.04 22:58 CognitivelyPositive The "Real" Reason For Your Breakup (How To Get Over Your Breakup and Get Your Ex Back Part 7 of 27)

"Why did my ex REALLY leave me?" A question that kept rattling my head in the aftermath of my breakup.
Because the reason she gave was bullshit. She said, "I am just very negative right now, and my family is going through a rough time......" The all-time classic 'It's not you, it's me' excuse.
Why would she throw everything we had just because of that? We planned our wedding only a few weeks ago. It didn't make sense.
If she was feeling negative, I could help her be positive. If her family was going through some shit, I could help them go through that shit! Why wouldn't she take my help? Isn't that more logical than breaking up?
At the time, I failed to realize that logic had no place when people made decisions like this. It was an emotional decision. So it doesn't really matter if her choice was logical or not.
(Excluding toxic and abusive relationships, that's when its logical to leave. And even when it's logical to leave, a lot of people stay because of their emotions, which further proves that point)
Humans aren't rational (Kahneman, 2015). We are 'rationalizing.' We make decisions based on our emotions (Lerner, 2014). Then rationalize it with reasons later. That's why the most successful ads were the ones that catered to your emotions, not logic.
World-renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio's findings nail this theory. He found that people who had hampered limbic systems (the source of our emotions) could not make simple decisions. They scored high in logic and memory tests but could not decide what colour pen to use.
We even pick one detergent over another just because it 'looks' right. After we make an emotional decision to buy that particular detergent (based on looks), we make logical reasons to justify that decision. Such as 'I saw it on TV,' 'It says it's effective,' 'It's environmentally friendly' etc. All this happens so instantaneously that we don't even realize what actually caused our decision. Thus, we end up thinking that we bought the detergent because of our superb logic instead of our feelings.
This is especially true when it comes to the decisions we make in our love lives. Its where 100% of our decisions are emotional. You often come across couples you don't think belong together: "Katie is so smart, successful and pretty, why is she dating this loser Josh? It doesn't make sense." It does not make LOGICAL sense because it was not a LOGICAL decision. It was an emotional one.
When your ex broke up with you. I am sure he or she gave you some legitimate sounding reasons, but these reasons were not really why they chose to leave. They left because they FELT like it. Something happened that made them feel that. It could be anything: Poor communication, lack of romance, external circumstances, boring sex life, too many fights, etc. Even they can't tell you for sure what caused them to feel that.
So they make rational sounding reasons why they want to break up. They need to do that for you and, more importantly, themselves. Nobody wants to admit, "I want to break up cause I feel like it." Even though that's the truth.
So don't try to make sense of the reasons your ex gave you for the breakup. It's pointless. And please, for the love of god! Don't bother debating your ex about how illogical their reasons are. You can't use logic to refute an emotional choice. That's like trying to console a crying baby by reading him an essay on "Effective emotional regulation."
I get it. You want closure. You want to know what brought on this doom. What caused the love of your life to abandon you. Guess what? Even if your ex wrote a 12-page thesis on why she left, it still wouldn't satisfy you. The only person that can give you closure is you.
Ask your heart, "Why did he/she leave?" Accept whatever answer your heart gives and carry on.
At the end of the day, there is no point in finding the 'real' reason because it won't change the fact that they left. Their choice to leave should tell you everything you need to know.
Like my post? Then you will love the podcast episode based on this post where I share more information about the Topic and include many personal stories, case studies and tips.
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OxwlzKiqiJMf400SV4kkt
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/harry-house3/episodes/7-The-Real-Reason-For-Your-Breakup-ej51h5/a-a34i2cg
For More Posts like these. Give me a follow so you don't miss out when I post again :)
I also wrote a post where I summarize all 27 parts of dealing with your heartbreak and getting your Ex Back. Which is also, my most popular post to date. I still get messages of how much it helped people! So it will help you too!
https://www.reddit.com/BreakUps/comments/heo8p0/how_to_actually_get_over_a_breakup_and_get_you
If you like. You can also listen to my 2-hour long podcast where I discuss LITERALLY EVERYTHING (ALL 27 Parts) you need to know when you are going through a breakup. I recorded it 10 months ago and I still get people emailing me that this episode changed their lives. And YES, it's FREE TOO!
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7zJEZ8VG2Bdz2gDfRY7x61
Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/broken-heart-club-podcast/id1479810240
Youtube: https://youtu.be/BAm58NkS1Ck
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/harry-house3/episodes/1--How-To-Get-Over-A-Breakup-and-Get-Your-Ex-Back-Everything-you-need-to-know-e5bglu
References:
Kahneman, D. (2015). Thinking, fast and slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Lerner, Jennifer & Li, Ye & Valdesolo, Piercarlo & Kassam, Karim. (2014). Emotion and Decision Making. Annual review of psychology. 66. 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115043.
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2020.09.03 15:40 TessaBissolli A close examination of the story. Part 52: CONCLUSIONS (1 of 2)

I started the series three months ago examining how the apparent narrative of the show's mythology crumbles under examination:
RR was a married Naval Officer, who was seduced by KR, and the affair of over 4 years produced a child. She had been siphoning information off him, including a submarine that was sunk. But when she decided to end it, RR took Masha because she would not let him see her, and went to hide in the closed Rehoboth Beach house he rented every year. Katarina followed, they fought, her goons arrived, Masha shot her father and he died, and Katarina hid his body. She left Masha with Kate, tried to kill herself in Cape May, survived, stumbled into a Church, went to a shelter, killed a Russian guy, and took his wallet, then contacted Ilya, who helped her get her mother to safety, then go to Moscow to talk to her father. But on the way back, posing as Americans, Katarina tries to jump from a balcony, Ilya stops her, and they come up with the idea that someone would become RR to take money left by the KGB in banks to incriminate him and be able to run away. Katarina was really working for Alan Fitch and the cabal. Red, whoever he is, went in for surgery with Koehler and it worked, albeit not as they thought it would. Katarina disappeared, and Red started to rise as a criminal. In 2013, he surrendered, and worked with Liz, until he was exposed by Kate as a supplanter. Now her mother, turned enemy of both Red and her father, Dom, is working with Liz to find the Sikorsky Archive.
Throughout this entire series, u/jen5225 my partner in crime has been invaluable, she even authored one of the posts.
We started this journey questioning one of the main characters of the show: Elizabeth Keen and who she really is.
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Was she really Masha Rostova, as opposed to be KNOWN and had lived as such? Is Katarina, Dom's daughter REALLY her biological mother? And what can her abduction from the Summer Palace, in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia tell us about who she is.
The answer is that while we know that Elizabeth's biological father is the man known to the US Navy as Raymond Reddington, the other thing we might know is that she was NOT born as Masha Rostova. In fact we can deduce that nobody was born alive, in Moscow, or anywhere else, as Masha (or Maria) Rostova , or that there was any record of a child born to anyone using the name Katarina Rostova, because otherwise the Russians (or the Americans) would know she existed (even under another name) because she was born in Moscow . But that is not the case:
ANTON VELOV: I said, "All I know is they say she had a daughter.”
Peter Kotsiopoluos had to send Connolly's people to find out about a child from one of the few KGBs who had been involved with Katarina. A man who had been in charge of chasing her for the KGB, but who never met her personally. And this man did not KNOW she had a daughter. Yes, he found a photo, but no evidence Katarina had a daughter.
So Liz was born in Moscow, under a different name, from a woman who Red KNEW AS "Katarina Rostova", but who must have used a different name in Moscow to give birth to Liz, perhaps her real name. Remember that Red knows who Dom is, so Red knows Katarina's real last name. This woman he KNEW AS "Katarina Rostova", is not Katarina.
I have made the case that Red, while referring to Liz as Masha to the people who know Liz as Masha (Dom, Ilya), has never told Liz she IS Masha, or in fact told anyone that Liz IS Masha:
Red says about Liz and the name Masha:
So, while we KNOW RR is Liz's bio- father, we also can DEDUCE, from what we have been told, who is very likely NOT her bio-mother: Katarina. Yet we saw Red tell Liz about her mother:
What was her name?
Mmmh I knew her as Katarina Rostova. One of her many names. She was a KGB agent.
So, we know her biological mother is NOT Katarina, but is a woman who gave birth to her in Moscow, who USED the name Katarina Rostova to have an affair with RR (Or steal sperm?), who WAS a KGB agent, and whose real name is not known to Red.
Yet Liz was living with her REAL non-bio mother, Katarina, the woman who took her in, passed her as her own under the name Masha Rostova, and even produced a DNA test that convinced her cover husband, Constantin Rostov, that Masha was his biological child, when in reality no child had been born as such anywhere of Katarina or of any other woman under those names (Katarina Rostova or Masha Rostova).
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Which tell us likely why Rostov, a man of wealth and power did not pursue the matter of his abducted child and disappeared wife: likely, because he could not even prove, past photos of Masha, that there was a child of his named Masha (or Maria) Rostova. We do not even know if those cops we saw at the Summer Palace were real, as someone astutely noted.
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It is also likely that Constantin soon found himself the object of unwanted KGB interest in the matter of his missing wife, and likely had to go into hiding. We know he emerged as Alexander Kirk after the fall of the USSR in December of 1991 and bought cheap energy outfits.
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What can we tell then about Raymond Reddington (RR) then? For starters that there was no man born as such, either. Why? Because we know Liz had been investigating her past. She suspected Reddington to be her father, even getting a DNA test done, to throw it out, afraid of the results. Liz had taken positive steps to find information about her past.
Liz went asking the OREA agents about her mother, she asked Velov twice, she collected information about the night of the fire. She has notebooks, researched Oleander, had the photo in the swing enhanced and search in facial recognition databases for her mother, researched "Ilya Koslov", and even found a motel stay in Dover. It makes sense that Liz, a federal agent, has access to all kinds of official information including the drowning in Cape May, which was in newspapers, and likely had official reports.
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One Liz learned her father was RR, and then saw a report telling her RR was dead, she would have tried finding her paternal blood relatives. Grandparents, unless and aunts, cousins. Anyone with a blood relation to her, because finding her biological relatives is immensely important to her.
She found nothing. Nobody, alive or dead under the name. We never heard of ANY relative either. No parents interrogated. No siblings mortified in shame. Nobody changing their name. And we know this out of a single question Liz made of Ressler:
LIZ: You didn't stop, did you, trying to find his (RED'S) real identity ?
RESSLER: No, I didn't. I don't know who he (RED) was, but I think I found someone who might. Your grandfather. (That would be RR's father or Katarina Rostova's father, Liz's biological grandfathers)
LIZ: You found Reddington's father? (RR'S FATHER, NOT RED'S FATHER)
And this tells us that Liz had never found a blood relative under that name. As an FBI agent she has access to birth, death, marriage, tax, census and financial records. Fingerprints and facial recognition databases, etc. and she had never found her paternal grandfather under the name Reddington, or under any name. She was surprised Ressler found her paternal grandfather:
This means nobody was born under that name, which means that Reddington was an assumed name of the man who graduated from the Naval Academy and became her biological father.
Matters get even more complicated when we look at Katarina, the woman who likely did not give birth to Liz in Moscow, but became her mother, the only real mother Liz had.
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The Russians seem to know Katarina as "Katarina Rostova", know Dom as Oleander and know he is her father. There is no subterfuge on their part. They sent Anton Velov after her:
Velov was the agent assigned to find her.
and then the Osterman Umbrella Company:
Your mother loved that photograph. Represented everything she wanted but couldn't have. Not after she betrayed the KGB. After that, she was a hunted woman.... Hunted by the Osterman Umbrella Company.
But when it comes to the Americans, they acted as if "Katarina Rostova" did not exist, just like they do with Brian Osterman, or Leonard Caul, and anyone with a burn notice, or whose existence needs to be kept a secret.
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Yet Peter Kotsiopolus, who in 2015 was the head of the Clandestine Services (covert agents) knew Liz's mother (either one) well enough to see a resemblance with Liz. If this was in appearance or in attitude we do not know. We do not know what job did Peter had before 1991, but likely he would have been a handler of covert agents, not the head of Clandestine Services.
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In short, the CIA acted exactly as they do about an agent who had a burn order: deny their existence.
The Agency (or the FBI) make no effort whatsoever in finding her, or tracking her mother or father. They even tell Ressler than because Rostova did not make a reservation in her name, then she did not board the ferry. 😂 Liz tried finding her face in facial recognition databases to no effect in season 2. So likely, Katarina has a new face, or she is dead.
But what the CIA agent tell Liz is in fact more truth than not:
CIA'S OREA SECTION AGENT MASIK: I don't think there are any photographs of Katarina Rostova.... She's a myth. Tall tales late at night over vodka shots. Probably an amalgamation of a half-a-dozen unknown female Soviet operatives-- the Pinko Mata Hari.
because Red says a very similar thing about "Katarina Rostova", that "Katarina Rostova" was a myth, a figment, an illusion:
RED: You said you prefer illusion to reality.... I may have seemed like an illusion, but she is one... she's someone you can never find.... I may not have told you what you want, but I told you all you need. You'll never find Rostova..... She's a figment of the collective imagination.
And if we look carefully we see how Red refers to Liz's mother in a normal way "your mother", and in a bizarre way, "Katarina Rostova", not "Katarina", as he does to Dembe, Kate, Dom, or Ilya. So, there are times when Red is using a subterfuge, in her entire name, which then might be about the identity, or might refer to two women: one of them, Katarina, whom he knew well and knows her real name, and another one, whom he did not know really, and only as "Katarina Rostova", one of her many names.
So, we have two women at least, using the name Katarina, and both women are, in different ways, mothers to Liz. One, her biological mother, was a woman he only knew as "Katarina Rostova", and the other is Katarina, Dom's daughter. But we also know that Fakerina said she does not know why they chose her. That means that Fakerina believed there were at least three of them, because otherwise, if they were two and Dom wanted to save his daughter, it would be evident why her. So we might have three women pretending to be "Katarina Rostova".
FAKERINA TO ILYA: I've thought a lot about why you chose me as the lamb you could take to slaughter. You thought I was weak the prey and not the predator.
We have then confirmation on two sides that Katarina was not Liz's biological mother, but was her real mother. A woman who took her in and loved her, raised her until she had to give her up because she was being chased by the CIA and the KGB.
But we also know that Katarina existed, and yet, "Katarina Rostova", legendary KGB seductress was a myth, like Agent Masik told Liz, an amalgamation of a few Soviet operatives, using the same name to create a mythic agent. Just like Red created "Edgar Legate", a mythic assassin that nobody had seen, but in reality was just a name used by a lot of people. Trying to find a name inhabited by many people is nearly impossible. Each person gives contradictory clues.
It is even likely that the flaming red hair and light eyes was part of the identity, because the woman in the swing was blond, and the photo of Katarina's mother' estranged daughter had dark hair, which be Katarina or not, makes it highly likely Katarina too had dark hair.
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We have one more aspect to consider, and that is what two contradictory statements made by Katarina to her parents mean in term of Katarina's real allegiance:
Since the KGB considered Katarina a traitor, then it means that Katarina's mother, Lena Volkova (as she appears credited), was KGB, while her father, Dom, was not KGB, but then likely CIA, or MI-6 or something of the sort, so that she tells him she was not a traitor. While the CIA may have believed for a while she was a traitor, ultimately Alan Fitch was her boss, and what he was doing may have been sectioned, if illegal. Remember the CIA is actively trying NOT to find her.
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Katarina was then pretending to be KGB, or had been recruited by the KGB, but in reality she was CIA, and given a burn notice. They first deny she exist, and do not try to find her, just like Brian Osterman, who was in reality even after being "dismissed" and records eliminated, but who was running a secret mission for his boss, Director Wilcox (new Clandestine Service chief), like Katarina was doing for Fitch (remember that Fitch in 2014 was the Assistant Director of National Intelligence, but we have no idea what job he had in 1990).
And that helps explain a lot of what is happening around her supposed KGB "comrades", Ilya and her father Dom. Both are described as ghosts, neither prints nor face can be identified.
Dom had supposedly been investigated as Oleander by the CIA, yet his prints and face are not in the databases, and Ressler cannot find him. So that investigation was either a sham, or was quickly shuttered from above.
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While if "Ilya Koslov" had really been a Soviet citizen working for an embassy in the US during the Cold War, he would have been vetted multiple times (by the FBI among others) and spied on. The FBI, however, have nothing on him, which means the Koslov identity was a made up identity and Ilya's name is not Koslov, and he was not really KGB. Even under a different name, his prints and face would be on file had he really been a USSR diplomat.
So what we have is a massive charade in which Dom as Oleander, Ilya as "Ilya Koslov" and Katarina as "Katarina Rostova" are pretending to BE KGB (or recruited as such while being agents for the other side. Their identities had been scrubbed once the "job" was done. The Russians tell Ressler who Dom was (Katarina Rostova's father), and a British agent, Skip Sutherland, digs up a file on "Ilya Koslov," just like Mossad knew who Leonard Caul was when the US had no record of him.
DOM TO RED: You were the architect of this charade.
What we know is that "Ilya" is his real first name, he is a childhood friend of Red, has been using the name Frank Bloom, and he retired in 1991.
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We know that "Dominic" is Dom's real first name, and that he has something identifiable in him that would signal him as a Rostov, if he goes to a hospital. This might point to his being Constantin's distant uncle who contracted the Ribowski virus and lived longer than any other Rostov with a disease inherited through the paternal line.
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But that does not mean his real last name is Rostov, because he could have been adopted by a step father, or the family may have changed their name. We know Dom, before falling into a coma as a product of Fakerina's attack, was 81 and took a lot of medication.
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Both Dom and Lena have ties to New York: Lena, having met Katarina in the Cross Sound Ferry terminal, and Dom having a cabin that closely resembles one child's drawing kept with Katarina's childhood mementos and American toys, which suggests that Dom had that cabin when Katarina was growing up.
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This suggests that Katarina grew up in the US, Dom lived in the US when she was growing up, and that Lena story of coming to the US in the 1970s after breaking up with her husband in Russia is balderdash, yet we have indications she might have been KGB. A sleeper agent? Or that husband was not Dom.
When we looked at Alan Fitch, Katarina's real boss, what stands out is what he was really doing, especially in regards to the cabal and Red.
Regardless of what he told the cabal, and even what he and Red talked in public places, what Fitch was doing was protecting Red, telling the others Red had a death switch he knew well was a lie, because the fulcrum had 4 parts, and he was still holding one of them.
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Fitch and Katarina, then, are likely to have recorded that incriminating tape found at Minister D to exonerate Red if needed, something Red called a Pyrrhic victory, one in which the cost is higher than the outcome. Everything about that tape should be taken with a grain of salt, or likely, a few: from the date on the tape, to the contents of it, and even who caused that fire at Minister D's.
So Fitch and Katarina were involved in the cabal, but Red (and RR) did not know anything about it.
So far, we have Katarina and RR, who are not who they say they are. Reddington seems to be an assumed last name, and Katarina, whatever her real last name really is, is pretending to be a KGB agent.
We have Liz, who is not who she thinks she is (Masha Rostova), daughter of bio-father, RR, and her bio-mother, a KGB agent whose real name name is not known to Red, and having an adopted, real mother, Katarina.
We have Ilya and Dom who are ghosts, using fake last names, pretending to be KGB operatives.
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We have Katarina's mother, who seemed to have been really KGB, based on what Katarina tells her, telling her new husband Ted King a ludicrous story:
She told me she was from Saint Petersburg, uh, that she'd split with her husband in her 40s, came to America to start over, and spent the rest of her life here.
and who has a hidden photo who she tells Ted was a estranged daughter. Ressler assumed that was Katarina, but we do not know that. Put together with another drawing found among Katarina's childhood things, of a man with two dark haired girls, and the photo Scottie has of a dark haired woman blowing bubbles with a girl, and it seems that we have at least some clues that point to:
  1. Lena may have had two daughters,
  2. Katarina may have been a brunette, and
  3. Scottie may be a sister, a half sister, or a cousin to Katarina, which also goes to what Red tell Dom:
The tense (" always had") tells us this is not about the new born baby. Dom has always had other family members other than Liz (who they think is dead), and Katarina, who Dom cannot see.
More so, we have Scottie and Liz sharing a middle name, Scott, which might be Scottie's maiden name and Liz's mother maiden name. And if so, were Katarina and Scottie sisters, half sisters or cousins? And is then Scott Dom's real last name?
Scottie's is another character whose actions are shrouded in secrecy. Red says "people like us", establishing a connection to her that we still do not know what it means precisely, because Red and Scottie do not share much that is apparent, other than being strategists.
When we looked at the abduction of young Christopher Hargrave, we deduced that Howard, his father, was an innocent party, his actions being logical for the father of a missing child, and he was not swayed by the fake confession that stopped the official investigation. He continued looking, and he found his son, likely when Tom's DNA hit CODIS as part of unknown DNA in the crime scene of Fake Berlin in 1.22 (2014). Red may have provided the missing details about the Major, because we know between 1.22 and 2.08 Red went from being ready to kill Tom, to just warn him not to see Liz again.
While we deduced that Scottie likely knew who had taken him, and/or had to do something to get him back, which is likely she did, at least partly, and then may have hidden her son with someone she trusted, and was told the child had died, because she undergoes a big change about six months after the abduction, after a car accident. It is likely Scottie was who arranged the fake confession (or knew who did) in order to protect who had taken him first, and/or what she had done to get him back, where and with whom she had hidden him, and what had really happened to young Christopher.
It is likely that IF Scottie is Lena's daughter, it is she who she is protecting, for Lena's curious locations, and the date she found Ted King to marry, coincide when Tom's. Where he was, and when he disappeared again, this time by being recruited by the Major. If so, it is likely Lena never told Scottie she had found her son, or that he had lost him again, in 1998.
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We also examined the man who became Liz's only real father, Sam Milhoan. A man whose connections to Katarina where not known at all, so IF they happened, it was under Katarina's real identity, or under Sam's real identity, if Milhoan is not his real name. We know Sam knew Katarina, but we also know that it is likely his real connection was RR, for he seems to want Katarina to come back for her kid, and he seems indignant about what is being said about Reddington. Sam is also someone Red loves, and knows for most of his life. What is notorious is that while Katarina asked Sam to take care of her child, Sam in reality follows Red's directives to raise Liz, joining Dom, who follows what Red wants in what to tell Liz, and Naomi, who also ASKS Red when is Red going to tell Liz something.
Now let us turn to Liz's other parent, RR only known, non-blood relatives, his wife and daughter of record. The hapless, forever cheated on Naomi, and her sad daughter Jennifer, hiding in utter fear.
Of course the narrative on Naomi Hyland AKA Carla Reddington does not hold up any better to scrutiny.
For one, she was in WITSEC, which is not for scared wives, but for witness who provide evidence or testimony. So we have supposedly fake evidence fabricated by the lover, Katarina, but is the wife who seems to have provided it. Naomi also seem to have instilled in her daughter Jennifer a genuine fear of Reddington, but we know she was not scared of Red at all. If her father had died, it would have been easier to tell so to her daughter, rather than letting her live in fear?
Naomi also uses strange words to refer to what she left behind, "one life", not "her life". She inquires how much Liz knows, seems to take his cues of what to say to Liz from Red, but recognizes in Agent Elizabeth Keen little Masha Rostova. She marvels at Red "pulling it off" working with Liz. She also emphasizes that Jennifer is HER daughter.
Naomi's 2014 kidnapping by Berlin ends with Red giving her a new identity with her husband, but when he looks for her in 2019 because of the bones, he cannot find her or any news of a violent death.
Naomi held to dismemberment without providing Berlin with any information, attempted a daring and difficult attack to escape, and has a temper shown in the punch to the face she gives Red, drawing blood. Yet their goodbye remains a tender affair. She also told Red that Jennifer left because she was scared of him, which is not what Jennifer tells Red.
And talking about Jennifer Reddington, nothing does any better in the matter of holding the narrative. While she appears a sad woman working in a bar for minimum wage when we meet her, we know she has a college education, it is likely that the identity Lillian Roth was given to her in 2017 (no trace of college or any prior life events, like she appeared in 2017) and she may have recognized Liz, because if she was scared of her father, she likely followed news about him, and Liz was attached to Reddington's name while she was a fugitive. She also knows Liz is remembering things said about the beach house. "20 steps to the sand".
If RR saw his daughter Masha, then it makes sense she would spend time with him, and likely his wife and daughter, since they both recognize her.

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Jennifer tells Liz that she is Jennifer Reddington, which makes no sense because she is hiding from him, and Liz has been linked to him. But not only that, when she comes into possession of the bones, instead of going to Liz (she had been to her apartment), Ross has this elaborate plan where he takes Liz fake-hostage and Red exchanges himself for her life, and Liz is beaten up voluntarily, all to have Red tell them the secret of the bones, which supposedly they have, because there is a report shown to Liz by Jennifer, which states the bones had been identified as the remains of RR. If she really wanted Liz's help, was calling her for a chat too simple a deal? Or was that high stakes charade necessary to sell that ludicrous report?
Later, the sister join forces, with Jennifer supposedly scared to death Red would see her, but meeting with him with no fear in a restaurant, unbeknown to Liz, to take him to "Naomi's" (not her mother's) tombstone in exchange for honest answers about the only real question she asked of Red: "Why am I here?"
The bones's identification as RR's remains does not hold any better to scrutiny than the rest of the narrative has. Liz undoubtedly saw a report which told her that the remains were of her bio-father, RR. But the actions of all the others who look at the report, or interact with or about the bones makes no sense if that is their ID.
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DEMBE: Ross wants blood. He thinks you (RED=RR) ruined his life. (BY TRICKING ROSS TO SELL BOGUS PLANS)
RED: I didn't give Sutton Ross bogus plans for the Grayscape Seventeen. (IT WAS A US NAVY COUNTERINTELLIGENCE OPERATION)
DEMBE: But he thinks you (RED=RR) did, and because of that, he wants to world to know what's inside the duffel. (A SECRET RED WANTS TO KEEP, NOT THE BONES OF RR, ON WHOM ROSS WANTS REVENGE)
So, if, as it seems, the bones could not have really been identified as the remains of RR, Liz's bio-father, how on earth did Liz see a report that said just that? It seems likely Jennifer made a fake DNA test, as Red warned Liz not to be fooled by such a thing:
Honestly, Elizabeth, it astounds me that you could be hornswoggled by something as simple to fabricate as a DNA profile.
And if she did this, then her objective was to fool Liz into believing Red was a supplanter, not their father (Biological father for Liz, and if we trust the emphasis Naomi put on Jennifer being HER daughter, Jennifer's legal father), but not bio-father.)
At the first opportunity available, Jennifer convinced Liz to send Red to jail, where he would stand trial for treason, thus answering what was Jennifer first real question to Red: "Why am I here?", meaning why was she in WITSEC, a question Red answered by telling Jennifer:
You weren't abandoned. You were protected.... In 1990, the KGB and the CIA had almost nothing in common except the mutual determination to hunt down one individual.... Being a fugitive from American law enforcement is a lot easier than being a fugitive from the two most powerful nations on Earth. And anyone close to a target of theirs becomes a target themselves....Especially family.
Jennifer seemed to believe that individual was Red, but we know it was katarina, chased by the CIA and the KGB. And when Red is put on trial for treason, the evidence which landed him indicted of it surfaces: evidence that he was framed by Katarina Rostova, working with Fitch. And if his wife was in witness protection for providing the evidence, the trail of money to the accounts, as it seems, then it exposed for those in the know, who had framed him. Red gave Jennifer the why.
Why were Naomi and Jennifer hiding, and who was to blame.
As well as why was RR still using the name Reddington, instead of changing his face and using a different name: it maintained Naomi in WITSEC awaiting a trial that for 30 years had not happened, as long as he appeared to be alive. Sure, his being a criminal protected Liz, but it was not remaining Raymond Reddington that did it, because nobody knew the relationship between them, one he takes pains not to reveal. So, the only reason why Red, regardless of who he was before, remained Raymond Reddington past getting money from the banks, was for the benefit of one person: The woman we met as Naomi Hyland.
When we get to the framing of RR for the Gideon, again we run into a while bunch of nonsense trying to uphold the apparent narrative. For example, If RR was truly the ONLY officer who knew the coordinates, how come he was not a suspect? Even before Katarina framed him, he would have been a suspect, he should have been investigated. But he was not, he was a respected officer going around his business.
We then have the communique expressing Lamprey indicated new coordinates. It HAD to have been found contemporary to the events, or shortly thereafter, or a frame up would be suspected. So, who was Lamprey? And who indicated Lamprey was RR? Because whoever Lamprey was, he/she was a valuable asset for the KGB, while RR was considered the KBG's biggest enemy.
The money part, those $6 million, that was easy to do and backdate. Fingerprints and a password. But it seems to me that Katarina simply found a way to convey that Lamprey was Reddington, which was a nice sleight of hand. And so we have to consider that Lamprey was a traitor, likely in the CIA or the US Navy and that by framing Reddington, Katarina also protected him/her.
And that takes us to the fire. RR (bio-father) takes his child because Katarina (adoptive-mother) would not let him see her. This the early Fall of 1991, given how Kate and the cops are dressed. So, we know NOTHING of what was happening and where were:
  1. RR with a small child,
  2. Katarina looking for him,
  3. Carla Reddington, who was no longer living in the DC area,
  4. The Russians who seem to have lost an agent?
  5. What is Constantin Rostov doing?
  6. Where was Kate waiting?
That narrative does not hold up at all, especially because as Red says, Katarina wanted to be a family with RR. So, is Katarina the woman playing with Liz and RR in a Christmas tree lot, so before December 24th? Is she the woman heard saying "catch me" while Liz and who could be another child, dressed identically, are trying to find "him", before a man calls Liz "Lizzy and the girl runs to him, happily. Or is this woman heard there Carla Reddington, and RR took Liz to his wife and child in an undisclosed location?
Then we addressed the memories of the fire, and the arguments, concluding that we have two sets of arguments, one between RR and Katarina, and another between Katarina and some other man.
We have 2 locations, one a live in house, from which Liz is abducted after the house was on fire. The place where Liz sees Hat Man outside, down but trying to get up, and unless Liz remembers her hair in different ways, we might have a curly hair girl and a wavy hair girl, which, if Liz does not remember having a sister, and the girls looked similar, she might think is her. Then we have an extraction, in which Katarina seems to be distracting the man, while there is a rescue until the man realizes there are people in the house, who are then directed to search for a small object. This is where the fights happened, and where Liz shoots her father, or who she thinks is her father.
So what we see as one long argument may be two occasions, even if there are on the same night. The questions remain: we have two months to account for, between the abduction from Cape Breton Island, and the fire, as we know RR is reported missing by his wife Carla circa December 27th.
When did the KGB realize she was not coming back? Did they get to Rostov to asking him questions? Is this when he hid, changed his name? Lost his investments in Russia? And how come nobody realizes this Kirk dude is Rostov? Is it because they never met the real Constantin Rostov? Who did they think was Rostov? And what exactly was Katarina really doing for the KGB?
Was she the one seducing targets? Or was that another one of the women using the name, such as Fakerina? A woman who said:
With all the stories of women forced to marry or to have children (1.13 The Cyprus Agency, 2.12 The Kenyon Family, 4.13 Alistair Pitt, 4.15 The Apothecary, 6.17 Ana Grazia Duerte, 7.07 Hanna Hayes), six storylines featuring women forced by various means to marry, or to have children, we have to wonder, did someone forced Fakerina to have a child she did not want? Or was it part of her job to get kompromat?
We even have men having children they did not even know they had, basically because they were dead in Nyle Hatcher. Because one thing we have learn about what Red knows about Fakerina (or blond Kat) is that they do not know what's her real name:
She doesn't have a name. She's a ghost. Think of a name, any name, and that could be it.
and
Mmmh I knew her as Katarina Rostova. One of her many names. She was a KGB agent**.**
So it is possible that Fakerina, or another one of the women playing "Katarina Rostova" is Liz's bio-mother. Was she the one assigned to seduce RR? A sleeper agent, seducing a young Naval officer?
35 years ago, a Naval intelligence officer working for the US government fell fell into a relationship with a beautiful Russian woman. Unbeknownst to his superiors, that relationship, which started as guarded attraction, quickly evolved into passion, which resulted in pregnancy.
They had the child. A girl, whom they both loved.
What the Naval officer didn't know, but certainly should have suspected, was that the Russian woman was a KGB officer, that Katarina Rostova had been assigned to get close to Raymond Reddington and steal classified information from him.
And having children with targets was sometimes a technique used to enhance the control on the targets. Did the bio-mother really love Liz? We do not know. What we know is that the woman raising her is not the bio-mother, but Katarina.
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2020.09.03 06:19 shapoopanater Changing Your Wedding Plans During a Pandemic

Changing Your Wedding Plans During a Pandemic
Due to COVID-19, Jennifer Willner and her now husband found out five weeks before their wedding that they'd have to postpone. Rather than completely cancelling, they held a small ceremony and switched up their guest list, florals, and everything in between.
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How did you and your husband meet?
David and I met at college. We attended Stony Brook University and were placed in the same dorm, our suites were next to each other so we would cross paths all the time. Half way through the last semester we exchanged numbers and began talking. When the summer came around dave lived in upstate New York and I lived in Long Island so we decided to see how things would go but not put a label on our relationship.
It took one week before I purchased a plane ticket and went to visit him and the rest is history!
How did COVID-19 change your wedding plans?
Due to COVID-19 our wedding plans were crushed, we had no choice but to postpone to a later date in September. We went back and forth with all our options and very quickly realized it wasn’t about the party being canceled that we were upset about, it was all the moments we felt we would be robbed of.
At the end of the day it isn’t about the wedding, it’s about the marriage and so we chose to elope! We loved our church and our priest said he would still marry us in a small private ceremony as long as we could get a marriage license.
Due to the pandemic our town hall would not see us and we had an extremely difficult time getting our marriage license. Two weeks before our hopeful April 25th wedding, our town agreed to see us as a courtesy since I work on the frontlines of one of the biggest hospitals on Long Island as a radiology tech.
Tell us about your special day!
On April 25th with 10 our closet friends and family (all 6 feet apart) we tied the knot at our dream church and celebrated in our backyard with immediate family, some catered food from our favorite restaurant and champagne! It was intimate, romantic and perfect.
Dave and I were able to enjoy every second of the beautiful day together and now we get to look forward to celebrating with the rest of our guests hopefully in September.
What made you choose UrbanStems for your wedding bouquet?
After reaching out to several local florists it became clear I was not going to be able to have the wedding bouquet I had my heart set on. Most were only able to provide silk flowers or limited roses and colors. I began my search online to try and find something beautiful but was very weary to order from a site I’ve never used, I searched for several days and kept going back to UrbanStems because they had the best reviews and a beautiful selection.
Any advice for other couples facing the same predicament as you two?
There were so many great aspects of our day but the best part of our wedding day was standing at the alter together and saying our vows to one another. My heart goes out to all the other couples whose weddings have been altered due to the current pandemic.
Everyone is different and most of us want our dream day the way we had planned it but my advice is if you can, still get married! It’s all about the love you and your partner share and making a commitment to one another, nothing should be able to get in the way of your moment. Plus, one day it will be a great story to tell your kids!
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2020.09.03 00:23 haircombsnightmare An in depth analysis of LOONA and the LOONAVERSE

The LOOΠΔVERSE is the fictional universe in which the members of LOOΠΔ live in. LOOΠΔ is a group full of lore and secret symbolism, which can be interpreted in many different ways. Orbits have created a lot of different theories on what each music video reveals, and how each member's story intertwines with one another.
The first thing you need to know is that the LOOΠΔVERSE is a universe that exists on a möbius strip. Don’t worry, nobody knows what that is either – so I will explain like you’re five and I’m seven.
A möbius strip, band or loop is a scientific term to define a surface with only one side. The best way to understand it is by making one yourself. You’ll need three things:
- A string of paper
- Tape
- A pencil, or a pen (optional)
Here is a video on how to make a möbius strip.
Something that you will notice, if you grab a pen and start tracing a path in one direction, is that you will loop until you find yourself at the starting point – meaning that the möbius strip has an infinite loop.
If you still don’t understand it – imagine you’re an ant. You start walking forward in a möbius strip. You’d keep walking, and walking, and walking because the loop never ends. From a strip of paper that had two separate sides, you’ve suddenly created an infinite object that has only one side – it never ends.
And how does this tie with LOOΠΔ? To understand better, you will need to read more below about the different dimensions the members live in – but to simplify it, one of the the objectives of LOOΠΔ is to become one – to all exist in the same plane as a group to form the final group. The fate of LOONA is also to complete the moon we repeatedly see in their MVs - which only happens once they all reunite in the same plane.
Anyway. As you can tell, the LOOΠΔVERSE is already more complicated and intricate than you would have thought. It involves multiverses, quantum physics, different planes of dimensions… so let’s take a deep dive.
-- THE THREE DIMENSIONS --
LOONA is split into three sub-units – LOOΠΔ 1/3, ODD EYE CIRCLE, and yyxy. There are certain characteristics unique to each sub-unit. Colors, animals and even fruits play a very important role in LOONA. You can find more about what color, animal and fruit belongs to each member in our Appreciation post.
LOOΠΔ 1/3 is the first unit, with four official members (Heejin, Hyunjin, Haseul and ViVi), and one unofficial member (YeoJin). The sub-unit is said to have a "purity" concept, centered around the theme of love. They live on earth, and created the structure for the rest of the LOONAVERSE.
ODD EYE CIRCLE is made up of three current members (Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry) and one former member (Hyunjin). They are between light and darkness, and therefore interact with both. They live in the middle earth. The abbreviation of their name, ODD represents 3 moons.
yyxy are the mirror image to LOONA 1/3. They represent the darkness in the LOOΠΔVERSE, and they live in the dimension called Eden. There are four official members – Yves, Chuu, Go Won and Olivia Hye.
These three dimensions exist in the previously mentioned “möbius strip.” LOOΠΔ 1/3 is in the “normal” part of the strip, ODD EYE CIRCLE is at the flip (hence why they can travel back and forth), and yyxy is on the flipped side, where everything is reversed. The dimensions each have some specific characteristics. To travel between worlds, there are specific requirements the girls need to meet. Each world requires a certain “key” to travel.
-- LOONA 1/3 --
LOOΠΔ 1/3 is a combination of girls present on planet earth. These girls portray the most realistic and practical sceneries that can easily be found on the streets or in school. HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul, and ViVi start their stories in France, Japan, Iceland, and Hong Kong respectively to become unified as one.
Something to note if you watch their debut sub-unit video "Love&Live" is the fact that Yeojin, the fifth member, is not present. However, in later interviews and information provided by BBC, it's confirmed that Yeojin is part of LOONA1/3 and her story starts in Taiwan.
Yeojin is also not present in any of the other sub-unit debuts - and is always considered an extra apart from the sub-units. Part of the reason why is because Yeojin needed to focus on her studies during promotion, and wasn't able to be part of the videos. However, she is considered to be the / in LOONA 1/3.
Interesting fact: it is said that Haseul and Yeojin are very close friends in the LOONAVERSE.
-- Odd Eye Circle --
OEC is the key in connecting the members since their world is in between Earth and Eden. The members in this dimension possess “ODD” eyes, as seen in this image – or, one eye is a different color from the other.
The girls currently residing in this dimension were previously from Earth, as seen in the Music Video “Sweet Crazy Love.” Around the end of this MV, Kim Lip and Jinsoul acquire their “ODD eye” making them able to travel between dimensions.
Choerry, the third member, is a bit different from the other two. If you watch her music video “Love Cherry Motion,” you will notice around minute 01:25 that after eating the cherry, we suddenly jump back to the members of OEC and Choerry wakes up in what is assumed to be the “middle Earth”. Thus, it’s eating the cherry which allows her to travel between dimensions.
Another important detail to note is that Kim Lip leads Choerry into an open field full of mirrors. In one of these mirros, Choerry sees her reflection who handles her a cherry. This is called "the other Choerry," and the explanation Orbits have found for this is that the middle Earth, being between worlds, also has a flipped side or upside down. The Choerry in the mirror is from the upside down. At the end of this music video, Choerry's ODD EYE is activated.
The music video for OEC "Girl Front" tells us a bit more about how the LOONAVERSE works. First of all, the LOONAVERSE is on a loop in which events continue to repeat themselves. An example of this is Kim Lip being able to look at herself in this scene. Right after this scene, we see the casette player stop and go back. This represents the time loop.
Another thing shown in the "Girl Front" MV is that the girls are looking for each other. For example, in this scene we see Choerry holding a map with marked locations - on the top right corner, you can see the animals of each of the LOONA 1/3 members. You can also see the two Choerrys again, the one from the flipped world helping the other find the rest of the sub-unit members. Closer to the end of the video, we can see Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry finally finding each other - and unfolding a map to look for the rest of the members, further reinforcing the theory that they are looking for one another.
Another thing to note which will be an important detail later, is that in the Music Video we also see a mysterious girl running around, which adds another twist to the story that will later be explained.
Interesting fact: the girls of Odd Eye Circle also have superpowers. Kim Lip has superspeed, Jinsoul can teleport and Choerry can travel through dimensions.
-- yyxy --
As mentioned above, this sub-unit is located in the dimension known as "Eden." Eden is considered an utopia similar to the biblical Garden of Eden, and a lot of references about Adam & Eve can be seen in LOONA's music videos. This dimension, first introduced in the MV "love4eva," portrays a world that is seemingly paradise - but it is actually not. The girls have to choose whether they want to stay in this paradise, or reject it to find the other members.
Each of the members of yyxy has their own fruit, which play a big role in their story. Just like the ODD eyes are the key to travelling to a dimension, in this Universe, the key are the fruits. In order to travel from Eden to Earth, the girls have to eat their "forbidden fruit". A scary fact - if a girl tries to leave Eden without using their fruit, it can have dire consequences.
This is the story of ViVi - who was originally from Eden, and by coming to Earth she becomes an Android. It could also be the reason why, despite being on Earth, she has an ODD eye - she tried to travel to the Middle Earth without the correct key to enter the dimension.
If you watch at each of the solos of the yyxy members - you will notice that after eating their forbidden fruits, they each meet their counterpart member from Earth (or LOONA1/3). However, this doesn't happen to Go Won - because her fruit is not from the same family of fruits as that of the rest. Here is where Choerry and Yves come in to help.
In the MV "new," we see Yves dropping an apple to Choerry. Then we see Choerry visit Eden in "One&Only" and drop her apple. This allows Go Won to have her fruit which she can use to travel dimensions. This also allows Go Won to find her Earth counterpart - Hyunjin. Once all of the members eat their fruit, they finally are able to meet and create LOOΠΔ - which we see together for the first time in their debut MV "Hi High"
In "Hi High", the members are reunited in the same world (Earth). One more detail to add, before we move onto the complete storyline as compiled by Orbits - is that you will see the girls constantly running during the Hi High MV. This is because, in order to break the "möbius strip" loop the LOONAVERSE is in, they need to all run together at the same time.
-- TIMELINE OF THE CREATION OF THE LOONAVERSE --
There is no official timeline of the LOONAVERSE that Blockberry Creative has confirmed, but instead we are given clues through member reveals, music videos, and teasers about the sequence of events in this world. Many different people have begun to theorize what events in the LOONAVERSE impacted what, and how every bit of lore fits together.
Below is the story of LOONA I compiled based on the Music Videos/other lore released to date and the dedicated analysis of Orbits.
The music video for "ViViD" starts out in black and white, without color. In the first few seconds the music video creates the effect of an eye opening, almost like HeeJin is opening her eyes for the first time. This symbolism shows that the LOONAVERSE starts with her, and what she sees is a black and white canvas. Heejin wants to fill it with color.
The LOONAVERSE is vast and she needs help filling it with color. So she first creates the primary colors; red (Kim Lip), blue (JinSoul) and yellow (HyunJin). She then creates a separate dimension from Earth, where she resides, for the primary colors where they can overlook the LOONAVERSE. She names this dimension the middle earth (sometimes refered to as Cosmos).
HeeJin first instructs the primary colors to make the color green. So HyunJin and JinSoul combine their colors of yellow and blue to create green (HaSeul). HeeJin then instructs the primary colors to make the color orange. So HyunJin and Kim Lip combine yellow and red to create orange (YeoJin), sending her to Earth.
During the ViViD MV, we see seven rabbits. It's theorized that HeeJin actually only wanted to create seven girls, and never planned for yyxy or the Eden dimension to exist. Darkness joins the LOONAVERSE as HeeJin creates it, and while she was focusing on her seven girls the darkness festered to create yyxy. Specifically Olivia Hye (Heejin's shadow in Eden), who then created yyxy, meaning HeeJin accidentally created Olivia while building the LOONAVERSE.
The next released MV, "Around You", introduces us to Hyunjin, who is living in the middle Earth. We first meet HyunJin from the perspective of a cat. We hear "You and Me Together" playing in the background, which is said to symbolize that HyunJin misses HeeJin and wants to get back to her. In order to do so, since LOONAVERSE follows several biblical rules, she needs to "sin to fall from heaven". So HyunJin must sin in order to get back to HeeJin, but she doesn't know how to do it alone.
In the MV, we hear the sound of something breaking from another room and HyunJin seems startled. She follows the sound to a broken vase, with thistles and water strewn across the floor. This shows us that HyunJin isn't alone, someone has arrived - later confirmed to be Go Won.
We see HyunJin slowly opening a door, to find a bracelet on the other side. By the clues we have seen, we know that this is what Go Won left HyunJin. She smiles, showing us that that she's happy to have the key to let her fall from heaven and meet HeeJin on earth. It's also not a coincidence that the tag on the bracelet is bright pink, HeeJin's color.
We then see HyunJin leave her home wearing dark colored clothing, confirming that Go Won took her color in exchange for leaving the Cosmos. But now all alone, HyunJin is lost. She carries the letters with her, which are used as a symbol to show that now she's left ODD EYE CIRCLE and she's trying to reach out to HeeJin.
HyunJin then wears a cat head, and theories say this means that she has become enlightened. This idea of enlightenment and understanding the world "around you" is an essential idea of the LOONAVERSE. As she sees the world through these new lens and with this new knowledge, she's gained an understanding of the möbius strip, as we can see the same scenes repeating over again, this time with HyunJin wearing the cat head.
At the very end of the music video we see HyunJin turning toward the camera and seven cats behind her; with her included, symbolizing the first eight girls or the original members before yyxy. It's also important to note that she's once again showing her enlightenment and understanding of the world around her by turning towards the viewer. She's smiling knowingly, like she's aware of what she's done and what lies ahead, but she's happy to be where she is.
Later on, in the MV "I'll be there", we see Heejin and HyunJin become close friends on Earth.
The next MV in the timeline, "Let me in", shows us HyunJin (the yellow truck, which is her color) taking HaSeul to the edge of the LOONAVERSE, where she must choose between truth and peace in order to reach her full potential as a member of LOONA 1/3. HaSeul chooses truth, killing the dove.
As we see when the truck stops, the door opens for HaSeul, who doesn't look excited to leave the warmth of the truck. This represents HyunJin opening the door for HaSeul and pushing her out into the cold, in order for her to discover herself and grow. And since HaSeul has arrived in an icy, cold dull place without color, she must expand it and fill with her color, green.
We can assume that the entire LOONAVERSE looked like this before HeeJin brought color, a bleak, dull, cold place. It also represents HaSeul's heart, which is an iced over and uncomfortable, lonely place. Which is why HaSeul is forced to be in the icy tundra, in order for her to find herself and melt the ice.
After that, we are introduced to ViVi in the first sub-unit MV of LOONA 1/3, "Love&Live". The theory behind this MV is that after ViVi's death from leaving the Eden, HeeJin manages to turn her into an android, allowing her to live. But as a result she feels alone and isolated from the rest of 1/3. She tries to run away, but is held back by the powers of the möbius.
The next video in the timeline is "Everyday I love You". The story of the music video was created by restoring ViVi’s memories as a human, before she was converted into an Android. Afterwards, in the MV for "Everyday I need You", we see ViVi rescue a girl from the basement (Jinsoul) who has somehow ended up on Earth for an unknown reason. She returns back to the middle Earth in order to help Kim Lip restore the lost balance created by Hyunjin leaving.
Kim Lip awaits for JinSoul‘s return back to the Cosmos to help her replace HyunJin and restore the balance. During this time, Kim Lip awakens her ability of super speed, as shown in the MV for "Sweet Crazy Love". JinSoul also awakens her ability of teleportation, as shown in the MV "Girl Front".
Under HeeJin’s guidance, the two begin their plan to restore the balance, combining red and blue to create purple (Choerry). But as Choerry was created in HyunJin’s place, she has ended up on Earth, where HyunJin resides. Kim Lip and JinSoul lure Choerry out of Earth and into the Cosmos, where she can fulfill her true destiny as a primary color. Choerry awakens her ability of dimensional travel, as previously mentioned, in the MV "Love Cherry Motion"
Now that balance has been restored, something begins to shift in the LOONAVERSE. Their abilities begin to intensify, uniting as the ODD EYE CIRCLE. These abilities are manifested in their Odd Eyes. Kim Lip and JinSoul both have their Odd Eyes on their right eye, while Choerry's Odd Eye is on her left eye, symbolizing how she isn't actually an original primary color.
We then learn that the person who trapped JinSoul in a basement in Hong Kong has now tainted JinSoul with evil. Realizing something isn’t right with JinSoul, Kim Lip and Choerry attempt to track down HyunJin for help on Earth. While doing so, they keep seeing a strange shadow taunting them from afar.
We are then introduced to Yves in her music video "new", who resides in the third dimension called Eden. This is our first introduction to what will become yyxy. Yves willingly gave into temptation and became tainted with evil by eating the forbidden fruit; an apple. We then learn that Yves was the strange shadow taunting the members of ODD EYE CIRCLE in the search for HyunJin.
We then learn of Chuu, who also resides in Eden and idolizes Yves. Yves simply ignores her and refuses to give her attention, as shown in the MV "Heart Attack". But if Chuu decides to rebel against HeeJin just like she did, she thinks Yves will accept her. Chuu then eats her forbidden fruit; a strawberry, disobeying HeeJin. As Yves and Chuu flee from Eden and escape to Earth, they encounter HaSeul. As HaSeul sacrificed peace for the truth, she knows that Yves and Chuu disobeyed HeeJin. HaSeul goes to notify HeeJin about this.
Back in Eden, Go Won lives shut out from the rest of the world. But with the help of Choerry, Yves and Chuu decide to return back to Eden and and taint her. Though Go Won initially tries to run and hide from the three, they manage to catch her, tempting her to disobey HeeJin. She finally gives in and eats her forbidden fruit; the pineapple. We see Go Won become enlightened and sit with Chuu and Yves at a table with one single empty chair in the MV "One&Only". Who could that empty chair be for?
We are then introduced to Olivia Hye, who came into existence as HeeJin’s shadow. We learn that Olivia Hye was in fact the one who created Yves, Chuu, and Go Won. But why? Seeing LOONA 1/3 living together, Olivia Hye became jealous. So she created Yves as an angel. But as she herself was created tainted with evil, Yves was also automatically tainted.
But Olivia Hye never intended anyone to get hurt when creating the girls. When she learns of ViVi becoming a cyborg due to her leaving Eden, apparently tainted by Yves, this fills Olivia Hye with anger making her want revenge. This can be seen in the music video "Egoist", in which she burns a Swan (Yves' animal). She wants justice for ViVi's death and doesn't want Yves to continue trying to ruin the LOONAVERSE.
HeeJin knows about this and meets Olivia Hye face to face for the first time, feelin sympathetic towards her. Olivia Hye never meant for all of this to happen, but it doesn’t change the fact that she acted out of jealousy. HeeJin then decides to give Olivia Hye her a test. If she succeeds, she’ll be able to win back HeeJin’s trust.
HeeJin returns them to Eden, where they can't do any more damage to her the world. Still, Yves begins to rebel against HeeJin once more. Chuu soon follows suit, and shortly afterwards Yves convinces Go Won to join her as well. But Olivia Hye isn't fazed. She knows that if she joins the other girls, she will just be betrayed again. This explains why, in the music video "Hi High", Olivia looks angry and reluctant to go back to Earth.
The other members of yyxy eventually escape Eden and run off into the LOONAVERSE, but Olivia Hye doesn't follow them, as shown in the MV "love4eva". Though she feels tempted, she decides to trust HeeJin and successfully completes the test. Olivia Hye is able to gain back HeeJin's trust and become accepted as the twelfth member of LOONA.
And this finalizes the story of the creation of LOONA, up to when they become one and get together on Earth.
Fascinating, isn't it? Keep in mind this is only a theory out of many others. While some lore has been confirmed by BBC, most of it it's the work of fans putting pieces together, which is what makes every LOONA MV so interesting and unique. Every frame can contain a clue to the story that they are trying to unveil, and it's definitely one of my favorite things about this group.
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