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2020.10.22 05:14 Watchdogs66 Our "Drive to 245": The Twenty-Seventh Step (First Quarter)

The Drive To 245: Deprive the GOP In 25
 
In 2014 and with 234 House seats, the NRCC launched the “Drive to 245” campaign for the 2014 midterms, which focused on securing 245 seats for the 114th Congress. At the close of the midterms, they ended up picking up 13 seats, putting their new majority to 247 seats, 2 seats above the goal. For the majority of this election cycle, we had at least 234 House seats to start with, until a turncoat in disguise switched to the GOP in December 2019 (get fucked Jeff Van Drew) and we lost one of our districts in a May 2020 special election (get your act together Christy Smith). Despite these setbacks, getting to 245 seats in the next election is possible for us to achieve, if we are smart about it.
 
In late November 2018, I began by compiling an initial list of 25 potential districts that could give us the necessary gains for us to make the necessary net gain of 10 seats to fulfill our “Drive to 245” campaign goal. I then outlined the state representatives and state senators that we have on our side that live within (or at least represent a good portion of) the identified districts in the second step, which was split into parts one and two. These local officials are often our first line of offense when it comes to selecting appropriate candidates to flip GOP congressional districts, as these people often start out with significant amounts of name recognition (at least compared to most political novices), developed campaign infrastructures, and established donor networks to draw on. In the third step, I explored four different ways that these state representatives and state senators can help promising candidates build a solid platform to flip these 25 districts, even if we are not able to recruit any of these seasoned individuals themselves. I then proceeded to identify every individual local county Democratic organization within in each of these 25 districts to determine how much of a viable network exists towards flipping any of these districts, and whether any of them appear to be fledgling and underfunded, which was split into parts one, two, and three. I then proceeded to draw up rough battle plans to recruit the best candidates that are suitable towards making the necessary gains for the proposed 245 House seats, which I covered in parts one, two, and three. Since then, I updated my list of 25 districts to better reflect the developments that have occurred since November 2018, as well as the candidates from our end that have filed in those districts. After that, I covered updated game plans for the updated 25 districts, which was again split into parts one, two, and three. Another comprehensive update to the list was conducted in early July to account for the GOP retirements, lack of Democratic candidate recruitment for several districts, and other remarkable events that have occurred, all of which have been documented in said update. From there, more detailed plans were made that illustrated the overall status of the Democratic campaigns for each of these districts, which can be found in parts one, two, three, and four. These plans also highlighted which candidates appeared to have the most organized campaigns for each district, and which ones out of these strongest candidates needed the most assistance in terms of fundraising. Donation plans were also made that could sufficiently help out these struggling candidates, if every active user of this subreddit took part. After that, I provided a detailed plan for defending our 5 most endangered Democratic incumbents for this cycle. I next discussed the different methods that volunteers can help out a campaign, and what good campaigns should provide in such activities to optimize their voter outreach effectiveness, both of which can be found in parts one and two. In October 2019, I then provided another comprehensive review of the 25 districts that are the most likely to flip blue and the ideal strategies to accomplish that goal, which can be found in parts one, two, three, and four. After that, I provided an update on the overall status of our top 5 most endangered incumbents, and posted a rescue plan to help out the least financially stable campaigns, both of which can be found in this post. My next step provided day-by-day calendars highlighting volunteer events within the targeted 25 districts that helped participants develop vital Democratic infrastructure in those areas. These calendars, which ran from October 31 to January 15, can be found in parts one, two, three, and four. In late January, I gave a third update on the top 5 incumbents to defend this cycle. At the start of February 2020, I gave a fresh analysis of the 25 districts with the best chances of going blue, which are provided in parts one, two, three, and four. I then jumped to a day-by-day calendar of volunteer events of congressional campaigns operating throughout the 25 districts, which was originally planned to be released in four parts. However, the quickly deteriorating COVID-19 situation has forced this series to be suspended halfway through this step. The two calendars provided in this step, which ran from February 7 to March 19, can be found here and here. In April 2020, I provided an updated study of the 25 districts with the highest chances of flipping as well as the optimal strategies for each of these districts, which was delivered in parts one, two, three, and four. Later in May 2020, I provided another update on the top 5 incumbents to defend this cycle and their performances. I subsequently proceeded in June 2020 to provide a list of the competitive state house and state senate districts that overlapped one of the 30 congressional districts that this series targeted or defended, which was delivered in parts one, two, three, and four. Starting in late July 2020, I provided an updated perspective of the 25 districts with the highest chances of flipping as well as the optimal strategies for each of these districts, all of which were provided in parts one, two, three, and four. Shortly thereafter in August 2020, I provided a fresh update on the campaign status of the top 5 incumbents to defend this cycle. From there, I supplied a fresh view on the status of our campaigns in competitive state house and state senate districts that overlapped one of the 30 congressional districts that was targeted or defended by this series, which was given in parts one, two, three, and four. Next, I provided a calendar highlighting the important dates for the congressional campaigns operating within the 30 districts targeted and defended by this series. In October 2020, I provided a final comprehensive review of the 25 districts with the highest chances of flipping as well as the optimal strategies to pursue for each of these districts, which was delivered in parts one, two, three, and four. Shortly thereafter, I provided a final update on the general standing of the top 5 incumbents to defend this cycle.
 
This step will provide a final update on the competitive state house and state senate districts that lie within or near the 30 congressional districts that this series is either targeting or defending. These state legislative districts are grouped by state, and were then listed in the order of the related congressional districts’ overall priority, which is roughly based on factors such as whether there is an important up-ballot statewide race (Presidential or Senate) to support and the overall competitiveness of the congressional districts in question. Given the overall length of these strategies, this step will be split into four quarters. In the first quarter of this step, a list of competitive state legislative districts located in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York will be provided.
Every state legislative district listed in this post will include its current controlling party (D, R, or VACANT), incumbent’s name (or an OPEN indication if said incumbent is retiring), experimentally calculated Cook PVI, the CNalysis rating given at the time of this writing, and the congressional districts that it overlaps with. The Democratic nominee’s campaign website and latest fundraising numbers will also be provided, as well as the latest fundraising numbers of the GOP opponent. At the end of each state’s group of legislative districts, a summary of the status of our campaigns there will be delivered.
Some candidates are indicated with a minus or a plus, which indicates the overall quality of their campaign websites according to criteria that was listed in the twentieth step of this series.
 
Georgia:
SD-9 (R, P.K. Martin, R+11, Lean R): GA-07
Nikki Merritt (+): $99,413, https://merritt4georgia.com/ GOP: P.K. Martin: $248,431
SD-48 (D, OPEN, R+4, Tilt D): GA-07
Michelle Au (+): $328,712, https://auforga.com/ GOP: Matt Reeves: $277,445
HD-95 (D, Beth Moore, R+4, Lean D): GA-07
Beth Moore (+): $84,147, https://www.mooreforgeorgia.com/ GOP: Erica McCurdy: $78,489
HD-102 (D, Gregg Kennard, R+8, Tilt D): GA-07
Gregg Kennard (-): $33,731, https://www.rep-greggkennard.com/ GOP: Soo Hong: $126,468
HD-104 (R, Chuck Efstration, R+15, Lean R): GA-07
Nakita Hemingway (-): $91,419, https://nakitahemingway.com/ GOP: Chuck Efstration: $333,898
HD-106 (R, Brett Harrell, R+4, Lean D): GA-07
Rebecca Mitchell (+): $140,862, https://www.rebeccaforgeorgia.com/ GOP: Brett Harrell: $365,910
HD-108 (D, Jasmine Clark, R+7, Lean D): GA-07
Jasmine Clark: $104,528, https://www.jasmineclarkforgeorgia.com/ GOP: Johnny Crist: $55,730
Summary: There is nothing notable in the Georgia State Senate races. There are a couple of notable observations to be found in the State House races, though. Democratic nominees Rebecca Mitchell in HD-106 and Jasmine Clark in HD-108 have both broken the $100,000 fundraising benchmark, indicating that exceptionally strong campaigns are taking place in these districts. Rebecca Mitchell, however, is still being outraised by the GOP incumbent Brett Harrell. The races that should have our attention right now are SD-9 and HD-102, as the Democratic nominees in these races are currently being outraised by their opponents as of the September 2020 reports. However, the gaps in these two races are narrow enough to close if more donations were directed towards the corresponding Democratic campaigns. Also, these Democrats have posted modest overall fundraising amounts, meaning that any donations this late in the election cycle have enough of an impact to change the course of these races.
Michigan:
HD-61 (R, OPEN, EVEN, Tilt D): MI-06
Christine Morse (-): $235,215, https://www.vote4morse.com/ GOP: Bronwyn Haltom: $338,495
Summary: The post primary reports show Christine Morse, the Democratic nominee in the sole State House race listed for this state, raising extraordinary amounts for her campaign. However, she is still getting outraised by her GOP opponent, Bronwyn Haltom. Christine Morse could definitely use some additional volunteer support in the last weeks to help turn this State House district blue.
Pennsylvania:
SD-15 (R, John DiSanto, R+3, Tilt R): PA-10
George Scott (+): $470,562, https://www.georgescottpa15.com/ GOP: John DiSanto: $610,909
HD-18 (R, K.C. Tomlinson, D+5, Tossup): PA-01
Harold Hayes (+): $769,538, https://www.hayesforpa.com/ GOP: K.C. Tomlinson: $505,630
HD-29 (R, Meghan Schroeder, R+5, Tilt R): PA-01
Marlene Katz (-): $119,149, https://www.marlenekatzforpa.com/ GOP: Meghan Schroeder: $131,295
HD-53 (D, Steven Malagari, R+1, Lean D): PA-01
Steven Malagari (+): $155,227, https://www.votemalagari.com/ GOP: Miles Arnott: $8,823
HD-105 (R, Andrew Lewis, R+6, Tilt R): PA-10
Brittney Rodas (-): $85,528, https://rodasforpa.com/ GOP: Andrew Lewis: $270,037
HD-143 (D, Wendy Ullman, R+4, Tilt D): PA-01
Wendy Ullman (+): $186,829, https://www.wendyullman.com/ GOP: Shelby Labs: $7,070
HD-144 (R, F. Todd Polinchock, R+5, Tilt R): PA-01
Gary Spillane (+): $75,000, https://www.electgaryspillane.com/ GOP: F. Todd Polinchock: $47,095
HD-151 (R, Todd Stephens, D+3, Tilt D): PA-01
Jonathan Kassa (+): $94,061, https://kassaforstaterep.com/ GOP: Todd Stephens: $115,030
HD-178 (R, Wendi Thomas, R+6, Tilt R): PA-01
Ann Marie Mitchell (+): $89,061, https://voteannmariemitchell.com/ GOP: Wendi Thomas: $306,305
Summary: George Scott has posted excellent fundraising numbers in his State Senate run, but is still running behind the GOP incumbent, John DiSanto. There are also a couple of notable observations for the battleground State House races. The latest fundraising reports revealed that the Democratic nominees running in HD-18, HD-53, and HD-143 are significant outraising their GOP opponents by at least six figures. This is expected for the latter two districts, as the Democrats there are currently the incumbents. HD-18, however, is probably due in part to the Democrat unsuccessfully running in a special election in this district earlier this year. For this state, the key races that need additional support are located in HD-29 and HD-151. In both of these races, the Democratic nominees are currently being outraised by the districts’ GOP incumbents as of the 30-day post primary reports and the few 2nd Friday pre-election reports that are available. However, the fundraising gaps are narrow enough to close if both of our candidates received more donations very soon. The overall fundraising numbers of these Democrats are also medium-sized, which means that last minute donations can improve their chances of winning.
New York:
SD-1 (R, OPEN, R+3, Tilt R): NY-01
Laura Ahearn: $428,097, https://www.ahearnforstatesenate.com/ GOP: Anthony Palumbo: $156,273
SD-3 (D, Monica Martinez, EVEN, Lean D): NY-01, NY-02
Monica Martinez: $670,406, https://monicaforsenate.com/ GOP: Alexis Weik: $128,872
SD-4 (R, Philip Boyle, R+2, Lean R): NY-01, NY-02
Christine Pellegrino: $134,156, http://www.christinepellegrino.com/ GOP: Philip Boyle: $38,442
SD-50 (VACANT, OPEN, D+3, Tilt D): NY-24
John Mannion (+): $295,673, https://www.mannionforstatesenate.com/ GOP: Angi Renna: $108,878
AD-9 (R, OPEN, R+11, Lean R): NY-02
Ann Brancato (+): $15,662, https://www.annbrancato.com/ GOP: Michael Durso: $47,837
AD-12 (VACANT, OPEN, R+5, Lean R): NY-02
Michael Marcantonio (+): $212,035, https://www.michaelmarcantonio.com/ GOP: Keith Brown: $104,942
AD-15 (R, Michael Montesano, R+5, Lean R): NY-02
Joseph Sackman III (+): $28,028, https://joesackmanfornysassembly.com/ GOP: Michael Montesano: $31,755
AD-121 (R, John Salka, R+5, Tilt R): NY-22
Dan Buttermann (-): $34,358, https://www.buttermannforassembly.com/ GOP: John Salka: $17,238
Summary: The 32 day pre general reports highlight a couple of noticable observations in the New York state legislative races. In the State Senate races, Monica Martinez, the Democratic incumbent for SD-3, is posting a very strong fundraising amount and is vastly outraising her GOP opponent Alexis Weik. Over in the State Assembly races, Ann Brancato, the Democratic nominee in AD-9, is raising a rather low five-digit cumulative sum. A viable candidate needs to raise at least $21,000 in order to get a state assembly campaign off the ground, if past trends in New York races hold. AD-15 is the sole race to focus on for this state, as Democratic nominee Joseph Sackman III has posted a moderate fundraising amount and is being slightly outraised by his GOP opponent Michael Montesano, according to the 32 day pre general reports. This means that small dollar donations can considerably improve Joseph Sackman III’s chances of flipping the district if enough of them are directed to his campaign very soon.
 
And thus we come the end of this step’s first quarter. The second quarter will go over target legislative districts situated in Oklahoma, Utah, South Carolina, and New Mexico. Then, the third quarter will identify key districts in Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, and Indiana. After that, the final quarter will cover competitive districts in California, Colorado, Nebraska, and Montana. So stay tuned! Any corrections or comments are welcome.
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2020.10.20 21:43 Playful_Concentrate9 Ranking the Characters

*My opinion don’t get mad
  1. Michael Scott, Michael is my favorite character because he’s just really funny and un-self aware. Some of the funniest times in the show is when he has to go do sales things with like Dwight for example and he narrates over them not getting the deal but instead says some sort of happy Situation and lies about what’s actually happening. Then he says some bs quote like “some times things don’t work out but that’s okay.” And idk why but it’s really funny. Like how he is convinced people like carol and Jan were the loves of his life well dating them. For example her purposed to Carol 4 dates into to dating her. Michael is really optimistic and makes seemingly boring things fun. Michael was kind of the heart and soul of the office and it became even more prevalent when he was gone. You could really feel that there was something missing.
  2. Dwight Schrute, I love Dwight. He’s so unaware. He’s so different from everyone and makes for great television. Just the stupid things he does are so funny! Like the fake fire drill for example, explaining it sounds terrible and Cruel but the entire scenes was so funny. It’s also hilarious how he makes references expecting us to get them but no normal person actually get it. For example when he says someone (I forgot who) would probably be a celery farmer. Because the worse farmers are celery farmers. Also the ridiculousness of his life with extremely unrealistic people like Mose who just make sense to him.
  3. Jim Halpert, Jim is an obvious choice. He so aware and that’s what makes it great. He’s viewing the situations like you. You understand exactly what he’s thinking everytime he looks at the camera because your thinking it to. Almost as if he says “you seeing this too?” He understands the absurdity of the palace he works he sees how ridiculous it is. It’s like when your hanging out with friends and one friend says something cringey or stupid and another friend looks at you like bruh wtf. That’s what makes it great he’s watching everything unravel along with us.
  4. Pam Beesly, Pams great. She’s nice and kind and loyal. She’s just puts up with things even when she doesn’t want to.
  5. Andy Bernard, okay I know this is controversial! But I don’t hate Andy Bernard, I actually like him. Most people especially here on Reddit don’t like Andy but I’m going to have to disagree. Andy started off really awful and annoying but once he came back from anger management, he was great. He slowly became better and better at his highest point, season 8. Season 9 started with Andy was on a 3 month boat trip. Andy went from being a funny and nice to a mean douche bag. It was really sad in my opinion that he didn’t end up with Erin. I liked them together. It made it useless that he had that big grand gesture to go get her in Florida but then they didn’t end up together. Him and Erin were so much better than Erin and Pete. However I like to think of only back from anger management to the end of season 8 Andy because I really did like Andy and it’s sad he had to become terrible in order Ed Helms to be able to leave and film The hangover 3. There were soo many ways for them to write in a reason for Andy to be gone other than him being a total Jerk to Erin and there relationship.
  6. Kevin Malone, it’s Kevin what can I say? How can anyone hate him. He’s just great, stupid he may be he still just great. One weird thing about Kevin is there were these little times where he become smarter than shown to be. For example he’s really good at gambling, something somebody with the intelligence of Kevin would usually be bad at. Or when he is playing Dallas and scammed them for money. One theory is that Kevin was faking being dumb to scam Duner Mifflin out of money. Which I wouldn’t put it past him.
  7. Creed Bratton, creed his so funny. He’s so mysterious. He’s a criminal, a cult leader, a cult follower, a flasher, and probably even a murder. It’s amazing.
  8. Angela Martin, The only reason Angela isn’t higher is because she’s really kind of mean and judgmental to the people around her however I love how soft she becomes around Dwight. Her and Dwight relationship was just amazing.
  9. Oscar Martinez, Oscars pretty great. He’s not perfect but it was really nice the way he treats Angela in the later seasons, when she moves in and etc.
  10. Darryl Philbin, Darryls good. I like Darryl he actually seems like a normal person. Darryl would be the best to just chill with.
  11. Erin Hannon, Erins fine. I liked her better in the earlier seasons. One thing I find really weird about Erin is when she started dating plop. They had no chemistry and nothing was really interesting about them. Her and Andy were soo much better together.
  12. Stanley Hudson
  13. Phyllis Vance
  14. Meredith Palmer
  15. Holly Flax
  16. Kelly Kapoor
  17. Jan Levinson
  18. Ryan Howard
  19. Toby Flenderson
  20. Nellie Bertram
  21. Clark
  22. Plop,
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2020.10.19 23:25 LadyCardinal An Alternate 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

After the Time fiasco (if a magazine article can be called a fiasco), I thought it might be fun to try and come up with my own top 100 list--not of my favorites, but of particularly influential books. I haven't actually read a significant portion of these books (though I have read quite a few), and I'm honestly not trying to pass this off as definitive; mostly I just want to throw it out there and see in what ways people agree or, more likely, vehemently disagree. I'll attach the rules I used to create this as a comment. In the meantime, here are the books:

  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh (oldest surviving version c. 1800 BCE)
  2. The Epics by Homer (c. 8th century BCE)
  3. The Theban Plays by Sophocles (429-401 BCE)
  4. The Aeneid by Virgil (29-19 BCE)
  5. Beowulf (c. 700-750 CE)
  6. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1320)
  7. Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485)
  8. Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en (1592)
  9. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (c. 1595-1596)
  10. Paradise Lost by John Milton (1667)
  11. One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian folktales, first published in French in 1717)
  12. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726)
  13. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (1812)
  14. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray (1854)
  15. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll (1865)
  16. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (1889)
  17. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
  18. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
  19. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900)
  20. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (1906)
  21. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison (1922)
  22. The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany (1924)
  23. Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirlees (1926)
  24. Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard (first story published 1932)
  25. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (1934-1988)
  26. At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft (1936)
  27. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber (1939-1988)
  28. Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges (1944)
  29. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake (1946-1956)
  30. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis (1950-1956)
  31. Dying Earth by Jack Vance (1950-1984)
  32. The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola (1952)
  33. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954-1955)
  34. The Condor Trilogy by Jin Yong (1957-1961)
  35. The Once and Future King by T. H. White (1958)
  36. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
  37. Elric of Melniboné books by Michael Moorcock (1961-1991)
  38. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1961)
  39. The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt (1962)
  40. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander (1964-1968)
  41. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper (1965-1977)
  42. The Wandering Unicorn by Manuel Mujica Láinez (1965)
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967)
  44. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey (1967-2012)
  45. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (1968)
  46. The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin (1968-2001)
  47. Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny (1970-1991)
  48. Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart (1970-1979)
  49. Watership Down by Richard Adams (1972)
  50. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (1973)
  51. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip (1974)
  52. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson (1977-2013)
  53. Tales From the Flat Earth by Tanith Lee (1978-1987)
  54. The Morgaine Stories by C. J. Cherryh (1978-1988)
  55. Kindred by Octavia Butler (1979)
  56. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (1979)
  57. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (1980-1983)
  58. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (1981)
  59. Imaro by Charles R. Saunders (1981-2017)
  60. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (1982)
  61. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1983)
  62. The Witches by Roald Dahl (1983)
  63. Tortall universe by Tamora Pierce (1983-present)
  64. Discworld by Terry Pratchett (1983-2015)
  65. The Black Company by Glen Cook (1984-present)
  66. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (1986)
  67. Redwall by Brian Jacques (1986-2011)
  68. Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)
  69. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner (1987)
  70. Valdemar books by Mercedes Lackey (1987-present)
  71. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (1990-2013)
  72. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (1990)
  73. The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (1991)
  74. Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts (1993-present)
  75. The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski (1993-2013)
  76. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (1994-1995)
  77. Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb (1995-2017)
  78. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman (1995-2000)
  79. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay (1995)
  80. Old Kingdom by Garth Nix (1995-present)
  81. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (1996-present)
  82. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (1997-2007)
  83. Crown of Stars by Kate Elliott (1997-2006)
  84. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (1998)
  85. Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson (1999-2011)
  86. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (2000)
  87. Bas-Lag books by China Miéville (2000-2004)
  88. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (2000-present)
  89. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2001)
  90. Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey (2001-2008)
  91. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (2001)
  92. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (2004)
  93. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (2004)
  94. Temeraire by Naomi Novik (2006-2016)
  95. The First Law by Joe Abercrombie (2006-present)
  96. Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch (2006)
  97. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (2009-2014)
  98. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (2010)
  99. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson (2010-present)
  100. Broken Earth by N. K. Jemisin (2015-2017)
(Edited to move Dragonriders of Pern, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Phantom Tollbooth, and Fahfrd and the Gray Mouser to their proper places chronologically, change The Lies of Locke Lamora to Gentleman Bastard, add a date next to The Wandering Unicorn, change Small Gods to Discworld, change The Odyssey to The Epics by Homer, Oedipus Rex to the Theban Plays, and Perdido Street Station to Bas-Lag, update the end date on Temeraire, and to fix a typo that survived all those other edits.)
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2020.10.17 16:08 Pbrisebois [Pre-Match Thread] MLS Match 19: Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United (Sunday 18 October)

Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United

Date: Sunday 18 October
Time: 7:30pm EDT
Location: Renstschler Field, East Hartford, CT
TV: TSN1/4
Referee: TBA
Toronto FC Recent Form: WWWWD
Atlanta Recent Form: LWDLD
Previous 5 Meetings: TFC 3W-1D-1W ATL
Suspensions: None
Toronto FC Injury Report: Ifunanyachi Achara (ACL), Jozy Altidore (Hamstring), Alex Bono (Hand), Justin Morrow (Unknown)
Atlanta United Injury Report: Edgar Castillo (Unknown), Josef Martinez (ACL)

MLS Eastern Conference Standings

Team GP Wins Draws Losses Points GD
1 x-Toronto FC 18 11 5 2 38 +12
2 x-Philadelphia Union 18 10 5 3 35 +16
3 Columbus Crew 17 9 4 4 31 +13
4 Orlando City 17 8 7 2 31 +12
5 New England Revolution 18 7 7 4 28 +7
x - Clinched Playoff Spot
As of Saturday 17 October 10:00am EDT
Notes
  • The draw on Wednesday wasn't what TFC fans wanted, but ultimately was a deserved result. The Red Bulls effectively dealt with Alejandro Pozuelo, and were rewarded with a very nice goal by youngster Caden Clark. The draw brings TFC's unbeaten streak to 8 games, and with other results around the league going in their favour, TFC remain at the top of the Shield standing with a 3 point cushion. Link
  • Toronto FC's captain Michael Bradley might be back in the squad Sunday. Greg Vanney told reporters that he has been training with the team this week, and barring any setbacks he should be available to the team. Jozy Altidore and Justin Morrow likely wont be available until the playoffs according to the manager. Finally he added that a few players have to be re-evaluated prior to Sunday's match. Link
  • Toronto FC's opponent on Sunday is perennial powerhouse Atlanta United. Unfortunately for the 5 stripes, this season has not gone to expectation. Failure to advance from the MLS is Back tournament meant the sacking of Frank DeBoer. Atlanta's reserve manager has taken over managerial duties, and as of today no permanent replacement has been announced. Another disappointment has to be the loss of DP playmaker Pity Martinez who was sold to Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. The former COMNEBOL player of the year never really lived up to expectations in Georgia. Link
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2020.10.14 22:42 dsut22 A background into Cassava/CMG

​A background into Cassava/CMG, Loughborough Junction, South London.​​
​Some drill fans will certainly have heard of the Cassava group in drill as it has been somewhat active in the drill scene, the fact that South London is pretty much one of the hottest vicinities for gang rivalry, the fact that they are one of if not the most successful drill group and its intense rivalry with certain other South London areas like Kennington, Clapham Park in Brixton and Walworth, I've not seen many other pages with talk about Cassava like the music they produce and more so about who they beef, but for people new to UK Drill (or who do not know some of the history of the Cassava gang) I trust you will find the background to Cassava, and its actual precursors intriguing. It took me a while to gather information on a group so widely known as other neighbouring London groups.​
Locale
​Based around the London Borough of Lambeth, located on the Loughborough Estate in Brixton including the Southern end of Angell Town, Loughborough Road, Rupert Gardens and St James Street within the SW9 postal district. Loughborough Junction is another name for the gang and they have mainly been seen in South London in Brixton Hill on the Loughborough Estate. They are a very active but lowkey gang and have been around for at least ten years dating back to the GAS Gang days where drug dealers from Brixton would offer people drugs to make money and at a time when now-defunct GAS Gang caused Brixton to be a massive no-go zone in accordance with the great rivalry with Peckham, they are very closely allies with fellow South London area Croydon and Angell Town in Brixton. Cassava also go by #LoughboroughJunction and #CMG. Brixton is known casually as ''Bricky'' by many gang members and by locals.​​
​The Brixton area borders Kennington (SE11), Tulse Hill (SW2) and Clapham (SW4). Many of their rivals are based in and around these areas, in particular Kennington and Brixton Hill.
Born from the ashes of old-school South London gang called GG or more commonly known as GAS Gang, Brixton and Brixton Hill then saw rap groups form more commonly though in the latter 2000s under the BHB and GAS labels and it quickly became a well known stomping ground for many of South London's well know and rising road rap/trap music talents, most notably Ard Adz, Sho Shallow, Stickz (credited with making the first drill song), Scribz/LD (who was one of the originals in the drill rap scene and vastly considered to be one of the best and some to be the best in the drill genre) and Dimzy. Working under the 150 and A-Town banner through the early 2010s, the gang quickly found a creative style of music on tunes like "Look Like You" gradually making their presence known into London's road rap/trap rap scene. As the sounds of London's road rap shifted, so did the rival gang 67's: their 2010s song ''Skengman'', saw the group delve into U.K.-style road rap/trap, while in the latter 2010's songs like ''Let's Lurk'' and ''Live Corn'', helped to establish 67's presence on the burgeoning drill scene. It was in the 2010's decade that gangs like 67 truly made their mark: working with producers from MKThePlug to M1OnTheBeat and especially Carns Hill whom 67 have been extremely successful with, 67 gradually built a following with their disses to rivals and creative synergy. Marking their songs with the tag #67/OSG, the gang founded their drill collective just as 674, an homage to the OSG initials when punching in the buttons on a trap line, where gang members will have been engaged with this sort of lifestyle and represent it. Alongside their allies 150, rivals 67 have been vastly credited as the pioneers of the UK drill music genre.
A number of past and current generations of gangs have existed in Lambeth and other London boroughs that associate with the colour red and blue, some of which in the past had also self-identified themselves as Bloods and Crips. One of the first of these was the short lived Cripset from Dorset Road which claimed affiliation to the Rollin 80's Crips in Los Angeles. The gang was most active throughout the mid 2000's and were rivals to 031 Bloods, now know simply as 031 (O-Tray One) based in the Patmore and Hartington estates. This is seen as a massive influence on London from the famous American rival gangs Bloods and Crips. Cassava themselves have never claimed Crips or Bloods like some of their rivals have and they have always affiliated with the colour green. There are a number of other gangs in London which have been linked with the colour red. The 031 Bloods from Stockwell have always used the colour red, whilst the former gang EvaStrap (now known as Reed Road) in the borough of Haringey in which they are located had asubset nicknamed 'Reed Road Cripz' and can still be seen using blue bandanas to this day, this is due to the ongoing American influence.
Some of Cassava's rivalries have identified with colours themselves such as Siraq who used to be known as just Murderzone (also once part of GAS gang collective), identify with the colour black and also Harlem Spartans who used to be known as Bang Your Mash, linked with the Somerleyton based Siraq, identify with the colour red.
Current beef and alliances
​The current generation of the mass rivalry in Lambeth has overtaken the old school rivalry that was between Brixton and Peckham.
Cassava/CMG allies: 150/AD (Armed and Dangerous) (SW9), 410 (SW9), CMB (SW9), UTH/UpTop (Upper Tulse Hill) (SW2), Cassava/Loughborough Junction/CMG (SW9), Worsopp Drive/CT/ClapTown (SW11, SW15, SW18 and SW19), 37/OJB/RPhilly/Block10 (SW11, SW15, SW18 and SW19), FudgeTown (SW17), 28s (CR0), ARs (Armed Response) (SE4), 17/WanoRd/TOG (Tape Off Gang) (SW4), China Walk (SE11), Roadside/Block 5 (SW4), 031/Team Trizzy (SW4) and 061 (SE1).
Cassava/CMG rivalries: KuKu/Black Prince (SE11), Harlem Spartans/HarlemO/Kennington Park (SE11), RP/Roupell Park (SW2), RS (SE1), 417 (SW17), 727/SIRU/Siraq (SW9), Mitcham (CR4), TeamRaw/M-Block/ABM (All Bout Money) (SW4, SW8 and SW9), 55 (SW16), 86/861/LTH (Lower Tulse Hill) (SW11), Pollards Hill (CR4), AY17 (SE17), Moscow17 (SE17) and Browning17 (SE17).
RP fellow Brixton gang: Blenheim Gardens (SW2)​
Before 2010
​Brixton/Brixton Hill had always had a multi-generational problem with gangs, with each generation taking on their own identity and name. Angell Town Estate, where GAS Gang was formed, has long had problems with gang violence and poverty, previously being home to the gang PDC. In a 2012 Lambeth government report, Angell Town Estate was characterized as "severely deprived in income, employment, heath and crime". By the early 2000s, PDC, which was the dominant gang in the area at the time, began to fragment due to many of its leaders being imprisoned. Various different groups emerged from this fragmentation, such as the Muslim Boys and Y28s (not to be confused with Y28s that preceded PDC). A member of the PDC Brats (a subset of PDC for the younger members) called Barfah Joof was involved in founding the new Y28s. The Y28s began to form friendships with neighbouring gangs in the area, such as Tiny OC based in Myatts Field, and Murder Zone based in Somerleyton Estate. Y28s and Tiny OC had formed a rivalry with Peckham-based gangs, and at one point gang members were caught unarmed by Peckham gang members, leading to one of their members being stabbed. For a time before the early 2010's GAS and BHB were seen making music together in a loose alliance. 674 initially associated with the colours black (inherited from BHB), although colour associations would begin to be irrelevant by the 2010s. BHB did not inherit any of GAS' rivalries with Stockwell and Peckham-based gangs. In 2009, a set of BHB/OSG tracks were released showing present day members of 674 and 86/LTH members such as a very young Scribz/LD and Dimzy. BHB also gained its first attention in the music media in 2009, when a road rap was really taking off and when they was a presence of gang-related lyrics in the road rap scene. GAS Gang's prolific activity led to parts of Brixton becoming a no-go area. By 2012, they were considered one of the most dangerous gangs in South London and outnumbered gangs based in Brixton Hill, with at least 3 murders being committed by GAS gang members from 2010-2012. The local council and police in 2012 believed the gang was responsible for three quarters of violent incidents involving young people in Brixton, with up to eight suspect members of the gang going to jail for attempted murder or murder. In 2010 several people in Lambeth were shot dead by a groups of gang members in estates, tower blocks and streets, on estates in Brixton, Loughborough Junction and Myatts Fields, South London. It was in reports that youths who committed some murders were members of GAS Gang. Police reported that Brixton gangs in 2011/2012 were coming together in order to fight back against incursions from Peckham-based gang members, leading to a sort of confederation amongst Brixton gangs while still Angell Town was still retaining the GAS Gang label. This even led to close affiliations between GAS and Murder Zone (MZ), a gang based in Somerleyton Estate who are now known as 727/Siraq. Another gang, Cassava based in Loughborough Junction, decided to merge with GAS Gang and form an alliance against 67/BHB. Younger generations of the 67/BHB gang came into conflict with the 031 Bloods, G-Street and RSG Blood gangs from Brixton and Stockwell from the late 2000's to early 2010s. It is not known what the exact ignition for the new rivalries was, however, some believe it related to inheriting rivalries from Stockwell allies ABM/Team Raw. Many of the newer and younger recruits to either gangs are unlikely to know why they are rivals with one another – it is just translated simply as “Bloods versus Crips” with most commentators and observers accepting that without probing for a more in depth explanation. 67 allies like ABM had come to identify with the colour blue. Like a number of London gangs who wear blue the motive was because their main rivals had adopted red and the Bloods identity but it was not an affirmation they were Crips and 67's BHB predecessor were not Crips. In London, the majority of gangs who identify with red are uncertified, unofficial, or in a sense fake Blood gangs. In contrast, a smaller proportion of gangs that identify with blue actually claim to be Crips.​
Before 2010:
Cassava and the Loughborough Estate were under control of the now defunct GAS Gang. GAS gang arose during 2007 and like their olders who had issues with Peckham they inherited this rivalry with the Peckham Young Gunners. This rivalry intensified in 2008 whilst in 2009 CCTV footage of the two gangs was leaked onto YouTube showing members of each gang travelling en masse to their rival area in a show of superiority. Nothing sinister or of note was really captured by the CCTV footage.
During the course of the rivalry between GAS and Peckham an innocent young man lost their life on Camberwell Road. In another incident there was an attempt to kidnap a 13-year-old boy outside a fast-food shop in Camberwell, the boy was stabbed five times.
In 2010 the rivalry between GAS and TN1 (Trust No-1) from Tulse Hill claimed the life of 15-year-old Zac Olumegbon. The pupil was chased and stabbed to death outside his school in Norwood by members of the GAS gang. He had just arrived at the school gates for morning lessons when four youths jumped out of a car brandishing knives. He was chased down before being stabbed in the heart, neck and buttock and then left to die in the back garden of a nearby house.
The stabbing was a revenge attack for the stabbing of a GAS member the previous month. Olumegbon was present during the earlier attack. On the morning of Friday 2nd July 2010 eye witnesses described seeing five youths pulling up in a green car and then chasing Olumegbon down the street armed with knives. The car drove alongside the attackers ready to pick them up and quickly escape once their purpose had been achieved.
This stabbing caused the intense rivalry we now have in Brixton today as Lil Zac was a much loved member by rappers like Mental K. It split Tulse Hill into Upper and Lower Tulse Hill with Cassava been linked to Upper Tulse Hill's UpTop gang.
Four youths were charged with murder.
2010-present
However, GAS Gang also began to fragment due to leaders of the gang receiving heavy prison sentences, leaving huge holes in their place. Independent factions developed, with some younger members of GAS Gang now referring to themselves as Rockblock 150, and later simply 150/Get Back Gang. whereas some GAS Gang members from Somerleyton Estate now referring to themselves as 727 or Siru/Siraq. The fragmenting also led to infighting between the two new factions. Another split-off occurred around Brixton Road, with a group of GAS Gang youngers forming a new group called Villa Road. 150 would develop a rivalry with Brixton Hill-based group 67. Allegedly a lot of the breakup in relations in Brixton, Tulse Hill, Brixton Hill were all caused by Sneakbo who was a member of GAS Gang, Sneakbo had allegedly snitched on Brixton gang members, especially 5Star who is now a member of Siraq. The murder of Lil Zac/Zac Olumegbon caused problems since he was loved by gang members and was liked by 67 affiliated Mental K and 86/LTH/TN1, Tulse Hill split into Upper and Lower Tulse Hill, those linked with GAS/150 were to become Upper Tulse Hill and those sided with Stockwell and Brixton Hill/67 were to become Lower Tulse hill. New Park Road has been a very active part of Brixton and gang activity dates back to the 2000s, with members of the estate being quite active in the 2011 London riots. While they did share a loose alliance with Angell Town and neighbouring estates, making up a faction of GAS Gang, recent years would see the two neighbourhoods split and actively beef. Brixton Hill is even considered different than Brixton which shows how truly split the once united Brixton is. 67 at one point were known to be ruthless, which is why they have been able to successfully battle against many rival gangs surrounding them. The Lil Zac stabbing was a revenge attack for the stabbing of a GAS member the previous month. Olumegbon was present during the earlier attack. On the morning of Friday 2nd July 2010 eye witnesses described seeing five youths pulling up in a green car and then chasing Olumegbon down the street armed with knives. The car drove alongside the attackers ready to pick them up and quickly escape once In 2011, five prominent members of GAS, Ricardo Giddings (aka Maggy), Helder Demorais (aka Mad H), Jamal Moore (aka JJ, Younger Sneaky, or J-Kid), Shaquille Haughton and Kyle Kinghorn (aka Clickz), were sentenced to a total of 76 years in prison for the murder of rival gang member, fifteen-year-old Zac Olumegbon (also known as Lil Zac) the year prior. This was the start of 150/GAS Gang's conflict with Stockwell-based gang, ABM (All Bout Money) who are down known as TeamRaw/MBlock. Zac was alleged to be a member of TN1 (Trust No-One), which had an allegiance with ABM. Well known drill artist ReekzMB is a member of TeamRaw and is currently serving a lengthy sentence. 67 overtook the BHB/OSG gang with the youngers and formed in Clapham Park Estate, Brixton Hill, South London, in 2014. They have been known for their 2015 track "Skengman" and ''Let's Lurk'' featuring Peckham-based former SN1/Peckham Boys gang member Giggs, which hit number 66 on the UK Singles Chart, and whose instrumental was used by Michael Dapaah in his 2017 parody track "Man's Not Hot". In 2014, Scribz was issued an Anti-Social Behavioural Order that banned him from making and performing music for two years. In 2016, Scribz's ASBO order came to an end and then he released a tune called Wicked and Bad in which he sent for opposing gangs 150,17 and CT who are all linked to each other. He also mentions in this song that him (Scribz) and LD are one and the same person. In 2017, he was jailed for possession of a knife. The group has been labelled a "criminal gang" by the police, and had their first UK tour shut down. In July 2018, Dimzy shared an open letter accusing the police and media of "scapegoating" their music. In 2019, R6 and others were arrested for running a county line; the group was sentenced to a combined 61 years. They are best known for their 2016 track "Lets Lurk". They were nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 MOBO Awards. A 674 member named Incy was today jailed for 12 years over the killing of a gang member and a student by the name of Dwayne Simpson whose road name was SQ, who was attacked in a fight as he tried to protect his friend. Incy who was 21 at the time, stabbed SQ in the heart after he intervened when he saw a friend being chased along Brixton Road. The Old Bailey heard Julienne-Clarke and Mr Simpson were involved in a "long-running dispute". - The Standard. This points to the beef between 67 and 150 which is known to many people including the police. SQ, 20 at the time of his killing, was a former student at Lambeth College, he followed Incy in his car on the afternoon of February 25 before getting out and confronting him. However Incy was jailed under a manslaughter charge for twelve years. ''Rhianna Addison, 19, from Brixton, was acquitted of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. Two other people - a 41-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man - remain on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Three other boys, all aged 16, were released with no further action following Mr Simpson's death.'' - The Standard ''Detective Inspector Nathan Eason, who led the investigation, said: "Dwayne senseless killing has caused immense suffering to his family and friends.'' - The Standard "This has been a difficult and complex investigation and officers wish to pass on their gratitude to those members of the community that provided assistance." - The Standard In the 2010's, many police officers and undercover police offers were involved in investigations on the homes and roads of 674 gang members across their territory. Leading to raids that were conducted in and around Clapham Park Estate, with 674 Gang being specifically targeted. It was known to police and locals that 674 had expanded their drug dealing operations across the UK with contacts in Basingstoke, Southampton, Bedfordshire, Reading and Bracknell. The gang was also linked to knife crime, gun crime, stabbings, and attempted attacks on neighbouring rivals. Dimzy had his arm broken by the police in around 2016/17. CRose, ASAP, LD, R6, SJ, Liquez, Incy, Giant and Monkey have all had charges either murder, firearms, county lines and knife charges put against them. The most recent drug charges against the group was in 2019. Giant killed a member of CT by the name of Stompz and received a life sentence. Liquez's brother was killed by Rondo and Squeezy in Clapham and both received life sentences. Roupell Park have been involved on the roads too, allegedly been involved in mashing work on rival members like Astar from rival group 150.
Cassava then broke of from the GAS label and independently became known as CMG.
Rishon Florant, known by his gang name as R1 and a member of former allies Siraq was convicted in 2019 of murder after killing Glendon Spence, known by his gang named, Thumpz, in a Brixton youth club not far from Cassava's territory. Along in the trial with R1 was a man called Chibuku Ukonu more commonly known as Chibz who was a member of Siraq too was convicted of manslaughter but passed information to the police about R1's involvement in the killing of Thumpz, which further led to his dismissal from the Siraq gang. The killing was done in front of children as young as 3 and 6 and was carried out allegedly in retaliation for the murder of Latwaan Griffiths, known as SA or Latz, in 2018, carried out by Jbandz of the 150 gang, Latz was a cousin of R1.
Songs:
Y.Twigz x Drose x Crose - Don't Get Exposed
S Face x D Loose - MHO
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2020.10.14 20:16 dsut22 A background into RP/Roupell Park

​ A background into RP/RoupellPark, Brixton Hill, South London. ​ ​
​ Some drill fans will certainly have heard of the 55 group in drill as it has been somewhat active in the drill scene, the fact that South London is pretty much one of the hottest vicinities for gang rivalry, the fact that they are one of if not the most successful drill group and its intense rivalry with certain other South London areas like Clapham, Angell Town in Brixton and Croydon, I've not seen many other pages with talk about RP like the music they produce and more so about who they beef, but for people new to UK Drill (or who do not know some of the history of the RP gang) I trust you will find the background to RP, and its actual precursors intriguing. It took me a while to gather information on a group so widely known as other neighbouring London groups. ​
Locale
​ Based around the London Borough of Lambeth, located on the Roupell Park Estate in Brixton including Thursley House, New Park Road, Redlands Way, Deepdene Gardens within or near the SW2 postal district. RP is another name for the gang and they have mainly been seen in South London in Brixton Hill on the Roupell Park Estate. They are a very active but lowkey gang and have been around for at least ten years dating back to the BHB/Marga Lane days where drug dealers from Brixton/Brixton Hill would offer people drugs to make money and at a time when now-rivals GAS Gang caused Brixton to be a massive no-go zone in accordance with the great rivalry with Peckham, they are very closely allies with fellow South London area Lower Tulse Hill. RP also go by #RoupellPark and #BrixtonHill. Brixton is known casually as ''Bricky'' by many gang members and by locals. ​ ​
​ The Brixton Hill area borders Streatham Hill (SW2 and SW16), Tulse Hill (SW2), Clapham Common (SW4) and Kennington (SE11). Many of their rivals are based in and around these areas, in particular Angell Town in Brixton and Clapham.
Born from the ashes of old-school South London gang called Marga Road or more commonly known as Brixton Hill Bullies, Brixton and Brixton Hill then saw rap groups form more commonly though in the latter 2000s under the BHB and GAS labels and it quickly became a well known stomping ground for many of South London's well know and rising road rap/trap music talents, most notably Ard Adz, Sho Shallow, Stickz (credited with making the first drill song), Scribz/LD (who was one of the originals in the drill rap scene and vastly considered to be one of the best and some to be the best in the drill genre) and Dimzy. Working under the 67 and BHB/OSG banner through the early 2010s, the gang quickly found a creative style of music on tunes like "I'm OJ I Don't Play" gradually making their presence known into London's road rap/trap rap scene. As the sounds of London's road rap shifted, so did the 67's: their 2010s song ''Skengman'', saw the group delve into U.K.-style road rap/trap, while in the latter 2010's songs like ''Let's Lurk'' and ''Live Corn'', helped to establish 67's presence on the burgeoning drill scene. It was in the 2010's decade that gangs like 67 truly made their mark: working with producers from MKThePlug to M1OnTheBeat and especially Carns Hill whom 67 have been extremely successful with, 67 gradually built a following with their disses to rivals and creative synergy. Marking their songs with the tag #67/OSG, the gang founded their drill collective just as 674, an homage to the OSG initials when punching in the buttons on a trap line, where gang members will have been engaged with this sort of lifestyle and represent it. Alongside their rivals 150, 67 have been vastly credited as the pioneers of the UK drill music genre. A number of past and current generations of gangs have existed in Lambeth and other London boroughs that associate with the colour red and blue, some of which in the past had also self-identified themselves as Bloods and Crips. One of the first of these was the short lived Cripset from Dorset Road which claimed affiliation to the Rollin 80's Crips in Los Angeles. The gang was most active throughout the mid 2000's and were rivals to 031 Bloods, now know simply as 031 (O-Tray One) based in the Patmore and Hartington estates. This is seen as a massive influence on London from the famous American rival gangs Bloods and Crips. 67 themselves have never claimed Crips or Bloods like some of their rivals have and they have always affiliated with the colour black. There are a number of other gangs in London which have been linked with the colour red. The 031 Bloods from Stockwell have always used the colour red, whilst the former gang EvaStrap (now known as Reed Road) in the borough of Haringey in which they are located had asubset nicknamed 'Reed Road Cripz' and can still be seen using blue bandanas to this day, this is due to the ongoing American influence. Some of 674's rivalries have identified with colours themselves such as 150/AD who used to be known as just GAS Gang (Guns and Shanks), identify with the colour purple and also 410 who used to be known as OC/Organised Crime linked with the GAS Gang gang collective, identify with the colour green.
Current beef and alliances
​ The current generation of the mass rivalry in Lambeth has overtaken the old school rivalry that was between Brixton and Peckham.
RP allies: KuKu/Black Prince (SE11), Harlem Spartans/HarlemO/Kennington Park (SE11), RP/Roupell Park (SW2), RS (SE1), 417 (SW17), Mitcham (CR4), TeamRaw/M-Block/ABM (All Bout Money) (SW4, SW8 and SW9), 55 (SW16), 86/861/LTH (Lower Tulse Hill) (SW11), Pollards Hill (CR4) AY17 (SE17), Moscow17 (SE17) and Browning17 (SE17).
RP rivalries: 150/AD (Armed and Dangerous) (SW9), 410 (SW9), CMB (SW9), UTH/UpTop (Upper Tulse Hill) (SW2), Cassava/Loughborough Junction/CMG (SW9), 727/SIRU/Siraq (SW9), Worsopp Drive/CT/ClapTown (SW11, SW15, SW18 and SW19), 37/OJB/RPhilly/Block10 (SW11, SW15, SW18 and SW19), FudgeTown (SW17), 28s (CR0), ARs (Armed Response) (SE4), 17/WanoRd/TOG (Tape Off Gang) (SW4), China Walk (SE11), Roadside/Block 5 (SW4), 031/Team Trizzy (SW4) ( and 061 (SE1).
RP fellow Brixton gang: Blenheim Gardens (SW2) ​
Before 2010
​ Brixton/Brixton Hill had always had a multi-generational problem with gangs, with each generation taking on their own identity and name. Angell Town Estate, where GAS Gang was formed, has long had problems with gang violence and poverty, previously being home to the gang PDC. In a 2012 Lambeth government report, Angell Town Estate was characterized as "severely deprived in income, employment, heath and crime". By the early 2000s, PDC, which was the dominant gang in the area at the time, began to fragment due to many of its leaders being imprisoned. Various different groups emerged from this fragmentation, such as the Muslim Boys and Y28s (not to be confused with Y28s that preceded PDC). A member of the PDC Brats (a subset of PDC for the younger members) called Barfah Joof was involved in founding the new Y28s. The Y28s began to form friendships with neighbouring gangs in the area, such as Tiny OC based in Myatts Field, and Murder Zone based in Somerleyton Estate. Y28s and Tiny OC had formed a rivalry with Peckham-based gangs, and at one point gang members were caught unarmed by Peckham gang members, leading to one of their members being stabbed. For a time before the early 2010's GAS and BHB were seen making music together in a loose alliance. 674 initially associated with the colours black (inherited from BHB), although colour associations would begin to be irrelevant by the 2010s. BHB did not inherit any of GAS' rivalries with Stockwell and Peckham-based gangs. In 2009, a set of BHB/OSG tracks were released showing present day members of 674 and 86/LTH members such as a very young Scribz/LD and Dimzy. BHB also gained its first attention in the music media in 2009, when a road rap was really taking off and when they was a presence of gang-related lyrics in the road rap scene. GAS Gang's prolific activity led to parts of Brixton becoming a no-go area. By 2012, they were considered one of the most dangerous gangs in South London and outnumbered gangs based in Brixton Hill, with at least 3 murders being committed by GAS gang members from 2010-2012. The local council and police in 2012 believed the gang was responsible for three quarters of violent incidents involving young people in Brixton, with up to eight suspect members of the gang going to jail for attempted murder or murder. In 2010 several people in Lambeth were shot dead by a groups of gang members in estates, tower blocks and streets, on estates in Brixton, Loughborough Junction and Myatts Fields, South London. It was in reports that youths who committed some murders were members of GAS Gang. Police reported that Brixton gangs in 2011/2012 were coming together in order to fight back against incursions from Peckham-based gang members, leading to a sort of confederation amongst Brixton gangs while still Angell Town was still retaining the GAS Gang label. This even led to close affiliations between GAS and Murder Zone (MZ), a gang based in Somerleyton Estate who are now known as 727/Siraq. Another gang, Cassava based in Loughborough Junction, decided to merge with GAS Gang and form an alliance against 67/BHB. Younger generations of the 67/BHB gang came into conflict with the 031 Bloods, G-Street and RSG Blood gangs from Brixton and Stockwell from the late 2000's to early 2010s. It is not known what the exact ignition for the new rivalries was, however, some believe it related to inheriting rivalries from Stockwell allies ABM/Team Raw. Many of the newer and younger recruits to either gangs are unlikely to know why they are rivals with one another – it is just translated simply as “Bloods versus Crips” with most commentators and observers accepting that without probing for a more in depth explanation. 67 allies like ABM had come to identify with the colour blue. Like a number of London gangs who wear blue the motive was because their main rivals had adopted red and the Bloods identity but it was not an affirmation they were Crips and 67's BHB predecessor were not Crips. In London, the majority of gangs who identify with red are uncertified, unofficial, or in a sense fake Blood gangs. In contrast, a smaller proportion of gangs that identify with blue actually claim to be Crips. ​
2010-present
However, GAS Gang also began to fragment due to leaders of the gang receiving heavy prison sentences, leaving huge holes in their place. Independent factions developed, with some younger members of GAS Gang now referring to themselves as Rockblock 150, and later simply 150/Get Back Gang. whereas some GAS Gang members from Somerleyton Estate now referring to themselves as 727 or Siru/Siraq. The fragmenting also led to infighting between the two new factions. Another split-off occurred around Brixton Road, with a group of GAS Gang youngers forming a new group called Villa Road. 150 would develop a rivalry with Brixton Hill-based group 67. Allegedly a lot of the breakup in relations in Brixton, Tulse Hill, Brixton Hill were all caused by Sneakbo who was a member of GAS Gang, Sneakbo had allegedly snitched on Brixton gang members, especially 5Star who is now a member of Siraq. The murder of Lil Zac/Zac Olumegbon caused problems since he was loved by gang members and was liked by 67 affiliated Mental K and 86/LTH/TN1, Tulse Hill split into Upper and Lower Tulse Hill, those linked with GAS/150 were to become Upper Tulse Hill and those sided with Stockwell and Brixton Hill/67 were to become Lower Tulse hill. New Park Road has been a very active part of Brixton and gang activity dates back to the 2000s, with members of the estate being quite active in the 2011 London riots. While they did share a loose alliance with Angell Town and neighbouring estates, making up a faction of GAS Gang, recent years would see the two neighbourhoods split and actively beef. Brixton Hill is even considered different than Brixton which shows how truly split the once united Brixton is. 67 at one point were known to be ruthless, which is why they have been able to successfully battle against many rival gangs surrounding them. The Lil Zac stabbing was a revenge attack for the stabbing of a GAS member the previous month. Olumegbon was present during the earlier attack. On the morning of Friday 2nd July 2010 eye witnesses described seeing five youths pulling up in a green car and then chasing Olumegbon down the street armed with knives. The car drove alongside the attackers ready to pick them up and quickly escape once In 2011, five prominent members of GAS, Ricardo Giddings (aka Maggy), Helder Demorais (aka Mad H), Jamal Moore (aka JJ, Younger Sneaky, or J-Kid), Shaquille Haughton and Kyle Kinghorn (aka Clickz), were sentenced to a total of 76 years in prison for the murder of rival gang member, fifteen-year-old Zac Olumegbon (also known as Lil Zac) the year prior. This was the start of 150/GAS Gang's conflict with Stockwell-based gang, ABM (All Bout Money) who are down known as TeamRaw/MBlock. Zac was alleged to be a member of TN1 (Trust No-One), which had an allegiance with ABM. Well known drill artist ReekzMB is a member of TeamRaw and is currently serving a lengthy sentence. 67 overtook the BHB/OSG gang with the youngers and formed in Clapham Park Estate, Brixton Hill, South London, in 2014. They have been known for their 2015 track "Skengman" and ''Let's Lurk'' featuring Peckham-based former SN1/Peckham Boys gang member Giggs, which hit number 66 on the UK Singles Chart, and whose instrumental was used by Michael Dapaah in his 2017 parody track "Man's Not Hot". In 2014, Scribz was issued an Anti-Social Behavioural Order that banned him from making and performing music for two years. In 2016, Scribz's ASBO order came to an end and then he released a tune called Wicked and Bad in which he sent for opposing gangs 150,17 and CT who are all linked to each other. He also mentions in this song that him (Scribz) and LD are one and the same person. In 2017, he was jailed for possession of a knife. The group has been labelled a "criminal gang" by the police, and had their first UK tour shut down. In July 2018, Dimzy shared an open letter accusing the police and media of "scapegoating" their music. In 2019, R6 and others were arrested for running a county line; the group was sentenced to a combined 61 years. They are best known for their 2016 track "Lets Lurk". They were nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 MOBO Awards. A 674 member named Incy was today jailed for 12 years over the killing of a gang member and a student by the name of Dwayne Simpson whose road name was SQ, who was attacked in a fight as he tried to protect his friend. Incy who was 21 at the time, stabbed SQ in the heart after he intervened when he saw a friend being chased along Brixton Road. The Old Bailey heard Julienne-Clarke and Mr Simpson were involved in a "long-running dispute". - The Standard. This points to the beef between 67 and 150 which is known to many people including the police. SQ, 20 at the time of his killing, was a former student at Lambeth College, he followed Incy in his car on the afternoon of February 25 before getting out and confronting him. However Incy was jailed under a manslaughter charge for twelve years. ''Rhianna Addison, 19, from Brixton, was acquitted of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. Two other people - a 41-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man - remain on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Three other boys, all aged 16, were released with no further action following Mr Simpson's death.'' - The Standard ''Detective Inspector Nathan Eason, who led the investigation, said: "Dwayne senseless killing has caused immense suffering to his family and friends.'' - The Standard "This has been a difficult and complex investigation and officers wish to pass on their gratitude to those members of the community that provided assistance." - The Standard In the 2010's, many police officers and undercover police offers were involved in investigations on the homes and roads of 674 gang members across their territory. Leading to raids that were conducted in and around Clapham Park Estate, with 674 Gang being specifically targeted. It was known to police and locals that 674 had expanded their drug dealing operations across the UK with contacts in Basingstoke, Southampton, Bedfordshire, Reading and Bracknell. The gang was also linked to knife crime, gun crime, stabbings, and attempted attacks on neighbouring rivals. Dimzy had his arm broken by the police in around 2016/17. CRose, ASAP, LD, R6, SJ, Liquez, Incy, Giant and Monkey have all had charges either murder, firearms, county lines and knife charges put against them. The most recent drug charges against the group was in 2019. Giant killed a member of CT by the name of Stompz and received a life sentence. Liquez's brother was killed by Rondo and Squeezy in Clapham and both received life sentences.
Roupell Park have been involved on the roads too, allegedly been involved in mashing work on rival members like Astar from rival group 150.
Disclaimer: I mention some of 67 here because of how tight nit they are with Roupell Park and basically are the two main groups of Brixton Hill.
Songs:
Jmash x RD x TM x Lil S - He's Dead
VD X Dopey - Local Shops
Dripz x Rspeng - Jokers
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2020.10.14 07:54 nickmillerwallet Roswell (1999) is the best WB era show, its ridiculously good.

I'm going to caveat this by saying I just finished season 2 (there is one more season to go) but even now I think the opinion holds, I just loved the ending of season 2 so much I had to write about it. So please don't spoil season 3.
Lately, i've been watching shows I missed out on for whatever reason. The WB era in particular. I finished Felicity earlier in the year.
I vaguely knew about Roswell (1999) because of the intro, which I've always liked - i love that Dido song "Here With Me"
I wanted to watch it now as it was the last of the major WB shows I hadn't seen yet. I watched one episode, and I was hooked.
IMO, its the best WB era show by far.
  1. All of the characters feel authentic - even though they still look too old to be high school students - but for that era of show, they sound like regular people. They're not the cliche verbose people who got thesauruses for their birthdays like most shows of that era. Nor are they melodramatic. Its odd that a show about half humans-half aliens would feel the most authentic.
  2. I have a soft spot for Smallville - its still one of my guilty pleasure favorite shows - but Roswell completely outclasses it in terms of an interesting plot involving aliens living on Earth. Smallville always handled that pretty sloppily, but Roswell seems so much more structured and the mythos more intriguing.
  3. The premise of the show is pretty cool and the best story of any WB era show- 4 members of royalty on a far away planet were murdered during a coup and their essence/dna was spliced together with human dna. They were sent to Earth to bide time until they could return and take back power. And they were assigned a protector ........who turns out had other plans. The whole mythos is a fantastic idea.
  4. It has the best romance of any WB era show. I know others got more attention (Joey-Pacey, Felicity's triangle with Ben and Noel, even Clark and Lana/Lois) but the best couple by far IMO is Michael and Maria. Michael reminds me of a grouchier Nick Miller and Maria is just cool and funny. They have a great chemistry that isn't saddled with melodrama. Their banter feels authentic.
  5. The main female lead Liz Parker isn't a doormat like many of the other WB female leads tend to be at times (Joey Potter, Lana Lang, Felicity Porter, etc). Even though when we first meet her, I thought she would be the typical WB lead female - petite , passive, etc. But she takes initiative , doesn't do what she's told, has her own ideas, etc. Best of all, she has conviction. That comes across most in season 2 spoiler
  6. I love how they turn one of the show's antagonists in season 1 (sheriff valenti) into an ally towards the end of season who becomes invaluable in season 2. He's a great actor too, he reminds me of William Dafoe a little bit. I like how the show even calls out how others start to find it suspicious that he spends so much time with the kids. I also like Kyle Valenti - they could've easily made him the dumb school jock who bullies Max, etc. But they made him so much more interesting, having a really funny sense of humor as far as his break up with Liz , turning to Buddhism, etc.
  7. As I said i just finished season 2 and the mind blowing twist compelled me to write this appreciation post. spoiler
The show isn't perfect by any means. There are plenty of continuity errors, like a major development will happen, but the next episode acts as if nothing happened, but then the following episode picks up the story again. It happens twice in season 2 - the christmas episode feels like a weird filler episode that forgot about what just happened when Max was in NYC. The second time was spoiler
spoiler
The major negative, is that Max Evans himself really isn't terribly interesting or fun to root for. But thankfully, while he is the king, the show feels more like an ensemble.
Anyway, i hope season 3 finishes the series strong, but even if it doesn't (i am apprehensive as season 3 was when it went to UPN) - season 1 and 2 are IMO, the best tv from the WB era.
I'd rank the top 3 as :
  1. Roswell
  2. Smallville
  3. Felicity
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2020.10.13 15:17 Pbrisebois [Pre-Match Thread] MLS Match 18: Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls (14 October)

Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls

Date: Wednesday 14 October
Time: 7:30pm EDT
Location: Renstschler Field, East Hartford, CT
TV: TSN1/3/4
Referee: TBA
Toronto FC Recent Form: WWWWW
New York Recent Form: WWLLW
Previous 5 Meetings: TFC 1W-0D-4W NYRB
Suspensions: None
Toronto FC Injury Report: Ifunanyachi Achara (ACL), Jozy Altidore (Hamstring), Alex Bono (Hand), Michael Bradley (Knee), Justin Morrow (Unknown)
New York Red Bulls Injury Report: Patrick Seagrist (Groin)

MLS Eastern Conference Standings

Team GP Wins Draws Losses Points GD
1 x-Toronto FC 17 11 4 2 37 +12
2 Philadelphia Union 17 10 4 3 34 +16
3 Columbus Crew 16 9 4 3 31 14
4 Orlando City 16 8 6 2 30 +12
5 New York City FC 17 8 2 7 26 +7
x - Clinched Playoff Spot
As of Saturday 13 October 9:00am EDT
Notes
  • Toronto FC's win on Sunday clinched a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs. TFC are the first team in MLS to have done so. Link
  • Patrick Mullins' goal on Sunday was his first (regular season) goal since September of 2019, when he scored...you guessed it, away to Cincinnati. (Mullins did score in the MLS is Back Tournament round of 16 vs. NYC) Link
  • TFC will be without 'keeper Alex Bono for a little while. He dislocated a finger in training in the buildup to the Cincinnati match. The injury required surgery to repair, and according to the club the procedure went without issue. Hopefully the recovery is quick and full. Good luck Bones. His spot will be filled by Kevin Silva, who was the TFC2 'keeper in 2019. Link
  • Do the Red Bulls have a new threat? On Sunday morning the Red Bulls signed 17-year old Caden Clark to a first team contract. The Minnesota-native had been playing for Red Bulls 2 in the USL, but had his homegrown rights held by Minnesota United, even though the Loons have no active academy, and he never played for them. The Red Bulls traded $75k GAM for his rights, and immediately signed him to a MLS contract. In his debut later that day, the youngster scored the only goal in a 1-0 win away to Atlanta. Link
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2020.10.12 20:42 jonisantucho Oscar Watch - Post Venice/TIFF/NYFF Edition

Several months ago, right after the last Academy Awards, I posted a long, long, long list of possible contenders that had prospects to fight for the next Oscars. It was a time of hope, of looking forward, and of positivity.
Then, COVID-19 happened.
And now, we find ourselves in a year that may change the movie industry forever, with the lack of safety of theaters in times of a pandemic accelerating the switch of mainstream audiences to streaming and VOD. These are times where some people are beginning to wonder, even after they pushed the eligibility date for two more months, why the Academy doesn’t cancel next year’s Oscars. And in this rocky terrain, we lost many contenders. Fire up the Hunger Games cannons, because these are some casualties of the season (so far).
Launched to 2021: Annette, Benedetta, Deep Water, Dune, In the Heights, King Richard, Last Night in Soho, Memoria, Nightmare Alley, Passing, Red, White and Water, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Last Duel, The Power of the Dog, Tick, Tick… Boom!, West Side Story.
Unknown status / missing in action: After Yang, Blonde, Breaking News in Yuba County, C’mon C’mon, Next Goal Wins, Stillwater, The French Dispatch, The Humans, The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Those Who Wish Me Dead.
But even if this year isn’t as loaded with clear awards candidates, there are plenty of movies that are already drawing buzz for an Oscar season that started brewing a month ago, with the kickoff of the Venice Film Festival, and will go on for six and a half more months, when the Academy Awards take place on April 25, 2021. It’s gonna be a long, weird and rocky season, which is gonna be great to see in terms of the narratives that are coming up.
-Ammonite (trailer): When people were betting on the likelier contenders of this year, many people pointed in the direction of Francis Lee’s period drama, with previous Best Actress winner Kate Winslet and constant nominee Saoirse Ronan. Going into the premiere at Toronto, people had their eyes set in this queer romance between a paleontologist and a young wife in the coasts of England during the 19th century. But then, some things happened. First, Winslet started her promotion of the movie by talking about her regret for working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski that sounded unconvincing to the ominous Film Twitter. Then, another queer period drama, Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come, started to take the attention away at Venice. And finally, the movie premiered. The reaction? Cold. Critics came out mixed with the movie, with many of them comparing it negatively to last year’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and saying that it’s too dull and alienating. Does that mean that all is lost? Not exactly. While the movie (which, considering the genre, really needs critics' support to get into the Best Picture category) has been dismissed, the acting by Winslet and Ronan has been received positively. Now that so many other contenders have been dropping out of the year, they might get some room to campaign from a (social) distance.
-Another Round (trailer): Speaking of TIFF premieres, a film that had a better time at the Canadian festival was the reunion between director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen, who reunited years after making the stirring drama The Hunt (not the one with Betty Gilpin carrying a bad political satire, the one about a Danish teacher wrongly accused of sexual abuse). This time, the material is lighter, being a dramedy about four teachers who decide to test out a theory about how people can live and work a little better if they increase the level of alcohol in their blood. Critics really liked the way the movie dealt with alcoholism, and Toronto audiences made it a runner up for the People’s Choice Award of the festival. In a year without so much exposure from other festivals, this Cannes 2020 selection could make a candidate for the Best International Film category.
-Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (trailer): Surprise, new Borat film! While Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines several times this year because of stunts that people assumed were about a second season of Who is America?, the Internet was shocked when, in early September, it was confirmed that it was actually a very niiiiice return from the journalist character that made him famous, shot during quarantine. In a matter of weeks after the reveal, the sequel got sold to Amazon Prime and got a release date for October 23. Why so soon? Well, apparently the movie, which got him in trouble with Rudy Giuliani and other people, is about Borat taking his daughter on a road trip to give her as a bride to VP Mike Pence. Even if this movie doesn’t manage to achieve the feats of the 2006 movie (which got a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, let’s remember), it will help Baron Cohen’s image a lot, because it will come a week after his big Oscar play.
-Cherry: While everybody knows them mostly because of their contributions to the MCU, directors Joe and Anthony Russo and actor Tom Holland are trying to branch out together. Now Apple has bought into their efforts, paying more than 40 million dollars to acquire their new crime drama, about the life of former Army medic Nico Walker, who started robbing banks after his days in Iraq left him with PTSD and a pill addiction. Will Holland manage this time to escape from the shadow of “oh, jeez, Mr. Stark” Spider-Man before Chaos Walking or the Uncharted movie come out? That’s a question for another day.
-Da 5 Bloods (trailer): Talk about timing. Merely days after the country was mobilized by the police brutality that continues to divide the United States, Spike Lee premiered his new war drama on Netflix. In a vibrant, disjointed but passionate portrait of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam to search for their fallen leader and some treasure, Lee struck gold yet again with his usual fans, even though the moving of the Oscar ceremony threatened to make it harder to remind Academy voters about this movie. However, with an astounding performance from Delroy Lindo (who is confirmed to be campaigned in the Best Actor category) and a supporting turn from Chadwick Boseman which got reframed with the news of his bravery in life and death, this has what it takes to fight for a spot in the Best Picture lineup.
-Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (trailer): When it became clear that quarantine wasn’t gonna be a breeze, the first movie in consideration wise enough to move a little further ahead in the calendar was this adaptation of the hit West End production about a gay British teenager who dreams of becoming a drag queen and get his family and schoolmates to accept his sexuality. With a release date on February 26, 20th Century Studios (man, it’s weird to not use Fox in that name) hopes to strike gold, with a cast that mixes young unknowns, familiar names (Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire and my boy Ralph Ineson) and the previously nominated legend that is Richard E. Grant (who is playing a former drag queen named Loco Chanelle), now taking advantage of the move of other musicals like Annette, In The Heights and West Side Story. I mean, this has at the very least some Golden Globes nods in the bag.
-French Exit: Before its premiere as the closing film of the NYFF, many pundits were expecting this surreal comedy to be somewhat of a comeback for past Best Actress nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, who here plays a close to penniless widow who moves to Paris with her son (Lucas Hedges) and cat, who also happens to be her reincarnated husband (Tracy Letts). However, the first reactions for the film adaptation of the Patrick deWitt novel were all over the place, with some people feeling cold by the execution of the weirdness and others being won over. Still, everybody had good things to say about Michelle Pfeiffer’s performance, but after the mixed reception to the rest of Azazel Jacobs’ film she really would need a lot of critics support to get anywhere near the Best Actress category. With a release date on February 12, it seems that Sony Pictures Classics is skipping the critics awards, and the distributor has a couple of big competitors above this one.
-Good Joe Bell: Every year, there are movies with big stars that go to festivals full of hope for praises and awards. Some of them work and go on, others don’t and get forgotten about. Mark Wahlberg tried to remind people that he occasionally is a good actor with a true life drama where he plays a father who decides to walk across America to raise awareness about bullying after his son, tormented for being gay, commits suicide. The film by Reinaldo Marcus Green premiered at TIFF, and the reaction was… not great. Some critics defended it, but most saw it as a flawed, baity product starring a man with a history of hate. Still, it got bought by a distributor: Solstice Studios, a new player in the game which just released its first movie, Unhinged (yup, the one about Russell Crowe road raging). While they paid 20 million dollars for Good Joe Bell, it’s clear that this won’t get near the Oscar telecast.
-Hillbilly Elegy: While many movies this year have some level of anticipation, Film Twitter is bracing for this movie in the “is this gonna be the next Green Book?” way. Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir about his low income life in a poor rural community in Ohio has many fearing about the overuse of tropes involving what’s called white trash porn, but rarely, Netflix has kept silent about this release. Even though it has Oscar bridesmaids Glenn Close (7 nominations) and Amy Adams (6 nominations), the streamer has not even released a photo of the movie, which supposedly will come out in November. And if you want another bad omen, take a look at the lower levels of this list by a familiar voice.
-I’m Thinking of Ending Things (trailer): Speaking of Netflix, did you know that there is a new Charlie Kaufman there, right now? While his adaptation of the dark novel by Iain Reid, seemingly about a woman (Jessie Buckley) who is taken by her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents (Toni Collette and David Thewlis), got the usual reception of confusion and praise that follows his movies, the release was followed for what befalls most of the Netflix original movies: a couple of days in the Top 10, and then it fell into the void. While Buckley and Plemons deliver great work in this demented, melancholic story, it’s hard to see this movie getting anything else than a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Charlie. And that’s a long shot.
-I’m Your Woman: Following the little seen but critically acclaimed Miss Stevens and Fast Color, Julia Hart started 2020 with a Disney+ adaptation of the YA book Stargirl, and now she follows it with a drama for Amazon that will have its world premiere as the opening film of the AFI fest on October 15. In this movie, Rachel Brosnahan hopes to translate her TV success with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the big screen, playing a woman in the ‘70s that has to go on the run with her kid due to her husband’s crimes.
-Judas and the Black Messiah (trailer): Even if this doesn’t end up winning any awards, it has a real shot at being the best trailer of 2020. Formerly titled Jesus Was My Homeboy, this biographical drama by Shaka King tells the tale of two men: Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), an activist and Black Panther leader, and William O’Neal (Stanfield), the FBI agent sent to infiltrate the party and arrest him. While the trailer for this movie promised a release “only in theaters”, we shall see if Warner Bros backs down from that fight.
-Let Them All Talk: While we’re on the subject of Warner Bros, we have to mention what’s happening with HBO Max. While the start of the streaming service hasn’t been good (I mean, there are still people confused about that name) and it lead to some people assume will cause many firings, it has begun to make some buzzed titles on TV, like Close Enough, Raised by Wolves and the remains of the DC Universe failed streaming service. Now, to make a mark in the movie business, the streamer has a new Steven Soderbergh movie, a comedy that stars Meryl Streep as a celebrated author that takes her friends (Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest) and her nephew (Lucas Hedges) in a cruise to find fun and come to terms with the past, while he flirts with a literary agent (Gemma Chan). While it doesn’t have a date yet, it’s confirmed to release in 2020, and at least we know that it can’t be worse than The Laundromat.
-Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: While the expectations for the next film adaptation of an August Wilson acclaimed play were already high, the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman made this Netflix release one of the most anticipated movies of the season, considering this is his final movie. While past Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis takes the lead playing blues singer Ma Rainey in this tale of a heated recording session with her bandmates, her agent and her producer in 1927, Chadwick Boseman has a turn as the trumpeter Levee that was already being considered for awards, and now has even more people waiting to see. The thing is that one of the biggest competitions for Boseman this year will be Boseman himself, for his already acclaimed supporting turn on Da 5 Bloods, also released by Netflix. While the streamer will have to decide which of Chadwick’s performances will get the bigger campaign, this film by director George C. Wolfe has a cushy date set for December 18, and Viola is gunning hard for this movie to win.
-Mank (trailer): As you may have noticed by now, Netflix has a lot of plates spinning around this season, and this is the big one. After befriending the service with House of Cards and Mindhunter, David Fincher is going black and white to tackle a script by his late father Jack, about the making of the classic of classics, Citizen Kane. More specifically, the making of the script, with previous Oscar winner Gary Oldman playing the lead role of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, while accompanied by Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Charles Dance and Tom Burke. After watching the first trailer of his satire of 1930’s Hollywood (that will release on streaming on December 4), it’s clear that this is gonna be catnip to old Academy voters, and it would be really hard for this to miss the Best Picture line up. Unless it’s a complete cinematic disaster, Mank is bank.
-Minari (trailer): While the last edition of Sundance took place in January, quarantine makes you feel like it took place two years ago. This year, the big winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition was a dramedy by Lee Isaac Chung, about a Korean family in the ‘80s who suddenly gets moved by their father (Steven Yeun) to Arkansas, to start a farm. Even though the reviews have been great, distributor A24 hasn’t really had a big, Oscar nominated hit for the last couple of years, and the COVID-19 crisis made them delay all their releases. But when we were ready to write this off, a new trailer for the movie came out, confirming that it’s in the game of this awards season. Maybe the pandemic will be of help to A24, considering that one of the reasons they haven’t had success is that they divided their attention into too many releases, and ended up getting not much. This time, they are betting all on Lee who, even if this doesn’t go anywhere, also has a new gig coming up as the director of the live action remake of Your Name.
-News of the World (sneak peek): So much of this year has felt like a game of chicken between a virus and movie studios. While many movies chose to skip this year altogether, Universal remains firm (for now) with its plans to open a wide movie on Christmas Day, with a Western that reunites Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks in an enticing premise. In this drama based on Paulette Jiles’ novel, Hanks plays a traveling newsreader in the aftermath of the American Civil War, who is tasked with reuniting an orphaned girl with her living relatives. While the first sneak peek of the movie looks promising, the future is still in the air.
-Nomadland (trailer): While the world burns around Hollywood, Searchlight is betting big on Chloe Zhao’s new film. Using the strategy of taking the spotlight while the rest of the contenders is uncertain about how or when to be released, the indie drama began its journey at Venice, with critics raving about the story of a woman (two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand) who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. At the end of the fest, the movie won the coveted Golden Lion. To put that into perspective, the last three winners of the award were past Best Picture nominees The Shape of Water, Roma and Joker, with The Shape of Water (also distributed by Searchlight) also winning the big prize. After drawing critical acclaim following its virtual showing on TIFF and NYFF, Nomadland seems like the first lock in the Best Picture line up. Still, there are obstacles ahead. Will Zhao break the disappointment of the last few years, when deserving candidates for Best Director got blocked by the likes of Adam McKay and Todd Phillips? And will McDormand manage to get near a third Oscar, following a recent win for Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri? Time will tell.
-On the Rocks (trailer): While she hasn’t been near the Oscars for a while, Sofia Coppola is still a name that draws attention. This time, she opened the NYFF with a dramedy about a young mother (Rashida Jones) who reunites with her playboy father (Bill Murray, also reuniting with Sofia after Lost in Translation) on an adventure through New York to find out if her husband (Marlon Wayans) is cheating on her. The consensus seems to be that, while light and not near her best work, it’s still a fun and breezy movie, with a very good turn by Murray. While many would assume that this A24 production will disappear into the abyss when it releases on Apple TV+ on October 23, the dropping out of many candidates gives the movie a chance to, at least, fight for some Golden Globes.
-One Night in Miami (sneak peek): Following her recent Oscar and Emmy wins for If Beale Street Could Talk and Watchmen, Regina King is still striking hard, and this time, she’s doing it as a director. For her big screen debut as a filmmaker, she chose to adapt Kemp Powers’ play that dramatizes a real meeting on February 25, 1964, when Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree) followed an iconic win with a hangout session with Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). Opening at Venice, the film received glowing reviews, with many praising King (even though some said that the movie doesn’t fully translate the play to the film medium) and the actors’ performances, especially Ben-Adir and Odom Jr. (who, it should be said, also wrote an original song for the end credits of the movie, which could help his Oscar chances). Amazon Prime is hoping that this is their big contender this year, with plans of a theatrical release on Christmas and a streaming release on January 15. Judging by the praise this got at festival season, it has a chance to go a long way.
-Over the Moon (trailer): In a year with not that many contenders for Best Animated Feature, Netflix is betting on a musical adventure directed by the legendary Glen Keane, a classic Disney animator who recently won an Oscar for Best Animated Short for co-directing Dear Basketball. While our expectations were lowered by the first trailer for the movie, centered around a Chinese girl who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the Moon in hopes of meeting a legendary Goddess, it’s still safe to assume that it has a shot at being nominated for something. Netflix also hopes that you like its big candidate for Best Original Song, which really, really sounds like a Disney ballad.
-Pieces of a Woman: While this year doesn’t have the amount of surprise contenders that a regular Oscar season usually has, we still have some movies that sneaked through festival season. The first one was the new, somber drama by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó, known for the doggy uprising pic White God, and the not-so-well-received sci-fi Jupiter’s Moon. This time, we follow a woman (Vanessa Kirby) whose life is torn apart after a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife (Molly Parker) ends in tragedy, and then leads to a court battle that also makes her confront her husband (Shia LaBeouf) and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn). While the movie had mixed reactions, Kirby had plenty of raves in her direction, particularly concerning her performance during a 25-minute birth sequence that is said to be brutal. That brutality paid off, though, because Kirby ended up winning Best Actress at Venice, and Netflix bought the movie, which also has Martin Scorsese as an executive producer. If the Academy wants to crown a new face in the scene, Kirby is the one who will be targeted, following her acclaimed turn in The Crown and her supporting roles in blockbusters like Mission Impossible: Fallout and Hobbs & Shaw.
-Promising Young Woman (trailer): When theaters started to close because of the pandemic, Universal started the push of their movies going straight to VOD, with titles including Trolls World Tour and Never Rarely Sometimes Always. However, there was a title that was supposed to premiere in April, and then suddenly disappeared from existence. It was the directorial debut of actress Emerald Fennell, who wrote a black comedy with touches of a thriller, centered on a woman in her thirties (Carey Mulligan) whose bright future was derailed by a traumatic event, and who’s now looking for revenge. While the reaction to its premiere at Sundance wasn’t enough to consider a Best Picture run, the twisted performance by Mulligan earned her the best praise since the last time she was nominated for an Oscar, a decade ago for An Education. Now, Focus Features is planning to open the movie at Christmas, and are positioning Carey for a run at Best Actress.
-Rebecca (trailer): When the news came out saying that Ben Wheatley would adapt Daphne du Maurier’s psychological thriller novel for Netflix, many were shocked. Some people considered the chance that this was an awards play by the cult director, who is doing the same work that earned Alfred Hitchcock his only Best Picture win. But seeing the trailer for this new version, with Lily James playing the newly married young woman who finds herself battling the shadow of her husband's (Armie Hammer) dead first wife Rebecca, we have to wonder if there’s a point to the existence of this remake. We will find out if there’s any awards chances for this movie on October 21, when it releases on streaming. Let’s hope that Kristin Scott Thomas has something to play with as Mrs. Danvers.
-Respect (trailer): Every year, there’s one or two actors who announce to the world “I want an Oscar” and campaign like their lives depended on it. Last time, it was Taron Egerton (accompanied by Elton John, who actually ended up winning another Oscar). This year, it is the turn of Jennifer Hudson, who is playing Aretha Franklin in a biopic directed by first timer Liesl Tommy, and who’s hoping that this attempt at awards ends up more like Dreamgirls than like Cats. She has been doing announcement trailers (a year in advance), quarantine tributes, award show tributes, and every possible thing to get the industry to notice that she’s playing Aretha. Hey, Rami Malek and Renee Zellweger did it in the last few years, why can’t she. With a release date of January 15, Hudson wants that gold.
-Soul (trailer): Disney may be the studio that suffered the biggest hit because of the pandemic. Their parks are a loss, most of their big productions had to stop because of quarantine, and theaters in many parts of the world are closed. After the failure of Tenet for Warner Bros. and the experiment of the mouse house of charging people 30 dollars to see Mulan (which didn’t work at all), many wondered if Disney was gonna delay the new production by Pixar, written and directed by Pete Docter, who brought Oscar gold to his home with Up and Inside Out. The movie, which centers on a teacher (Jamie Foxx) who dreams of becoming a jazz musician and, just as he’s about to get his big break, ends up getting into an accident that separates his soul from his body, had a lot of promise, but the speculation of lost money was also a concern. Finally, Disney decided to release the movie on Christmas, but only on Disney Plus, causing another failure for theaters, but assuring that Disney at least can get more subscribers to its streaming service. And the movie? Well, it just premiered at the London Film Festival, and the critics are saying it’s Pixar at its best, with praises going from the look, to the script by co-director Kemp Powers (who also wrote the play of One Night in Miami, so he has many chances for a nod), to the score by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste. That means that it’s already a top contender to win Best Animated Feature, and this may not be the only category in which the movie is gonna get nominated.
-Supernova (trailer): If there’s a theme this year in terms of Oscar contenders, it might be dementia. One of the examples of this is a small road movie directed by Hairy Macqueen, which premiered to good reviews at the San Sebastian festival. This drama centers on a trip taken by Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners for 20 years, who travel across England reuniting with friends and family, because Tusker was diagnosed with early onset dementia. While usually the big awards role is usually the one of the person who suffers the illnesses, some reviewers are calling Firth’s work as the supporting companion some of the best of his career. With Bleecker Street buying the rights for a US release, this is a little film that could still make some moves.
-Tenet (trailer): For the first five months of quarantine, the big narrative in the world of film was “Christopher Nolan is gonna save cinemas”. But after postponing the release of the mind bending actioner for months on end, creating big demands and expectations to theater owners, and finally releasing as the sacrificial lamb of Hollywood, Warner Bros ended up seeing the opposite effect. Even though Tom Cruise loved to be back at the movies, critics didn’t share enough excitement to make a spy movie that goes backwards worth the possibility of dying of coronavirus. The audiences didn’t show up as much, and those who did attend, mostly complained about the sound mixing and the plot. After all the sacrifice, it’s highly unlikely that Tenet goes beyond technical awards. Let’s start the “Travis Scott for Best Original Song” campaign now, before it’s too late.
-The Boys in the Band (trailer): The Ryan Murphy blank check for Netflix has been interesting to follow. On the one hand, we have his new TV shows, which go from not existing (The Politician), to alternate movie history that doesn’t know how alternate history works (Hollywood), to a challenge of how much TV will you stomach if Sarah Paulson and other middle aged actresses are campy in it (Ratched). And now, we are seeing his producing hand over the movie side, which starts with the new film adaptation of the cult play from 1968, which was already a movie in 1970 and recently jumped to Broadway in 2018. The cast from the recent Broadway production (which includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells) stars in Joe Mantello’s movie, telling the story of a group of gay friends in pre-Stonewall New York who reunite for a birthday party and end up revealing a lot of open wounds. While this movie got good reviews from critics, it kinda disappeared without a sound after beginning to stream on Netflix at the end of September. Unless the service wants to campaign for Golden Globes, this film is lost in the algorithm.
-The Devil All the Time (trailer): Another September release on Netflix was the new psychological thriller by Antonio Campos (Simon Killer, Christine) who didn’t manage to continue his streak of intense and terrifying character dramas with his messy adaptation of the dark novel by Donald Ray Pollock. Wasting a cast that includes Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen, Bill Skarsgard, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough, this twisted period piece managed to stay for a while in the Top 10, but the reactions from critics were mixed, and audiences were busy asking what was happening with Pattinson’s Southern accent (which with The King makes two years in a row, baby). The many prognosticators who had hopes for an awards play moved on a while ago.
-The Father (trailer): It’s safe to say at this point that Anthony Hopkins is a lock for a Best Actor nomination at the next Oscars. After its premiere in Sundance, every prognosticator pointed in his direction, and for the next few months he swept praise for his harrowing portrayal of an old man grappling with his age as he develops dementia, causing pain to his beleaguered daughter (recent winner Olivia Colman, who also got praised). Sony Pictures Classics will make Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his acclaimed play its big contender of the season, using Hopkins (who this year got a nom for The Two Popes) as a starter to also get Colman, Zeller and the movie nominated.
-The Human Voice (trailer): And speaking of Sony Pictures Classics, it’s almost safe to say that they have another Oscar in the bag this year. That’s because they just bought Pedro Almodóvar’s short film, his English-speaking debut that is an adaptation of the play by Jean Cocteau. In his version (that was acclaimed by critics after premiering in Venice), Tilda Swinton plays the woman waiting at the end of a phone, expecting to hear from his ex-lover who abandoned her. Considering how the competition for Best Live Action Short Film has become somewhat lacking in the last few years (I mean, have you seen Skin), this should be an easy award to win, especially considering how beloved Almodóvar is in the Academy, which nominated him this year for the great Pain and Glory.
-The Life Ahead: While we’re talking about legends, it’s time to talk about Sophia Loren. 16 years after her last leading role in a movie, the Italian icon returns with a drama that was bought by Netflix, who plans to campaign for her as Best Actress and for the movie in the Best International Film category. Directed by Edoardo Ponti (who is also Sophia’s son), this movie centers on a Holocaust survivor who takes in a 12-year-old boy who recently robbed her, in a contemporary adaptation of Romain Gary’s novel The Life Before Us. Netflix has set a date for November 13 to release this movie, and the campaign seems to be about the narrative of seeing Loren winning another Oscar 60 years after she won her first one for Two Women, by Vittorio De Sica.
-The Midnight Sky: Based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight, this collaboration between George Clooney and Netflix is once again making us ask one thing. Are we gonna get the director Clooney of Good Night and Good Luck, or are we gonna get the director Clooney of Leatherheads, The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon? Let’s hope he breaks his streak of blandness with this sci-fi story, which makes us think a little bit of Gravity: A lonely scientist in the Arctic (Clooney) races to stop a group of astronauts led by Felicity Jones from returning to a devastated Earth. With a release set for December, we have to hope that this is more than some Top 10 filler that will evaporate from existence in a week’s time.
-The Prom: In probably the biggest blank check of the Ryan Murphy deal with Netflix, this musical he’ll direct is based on the Tony-nominated show about a group of Broadway losers (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells and James “boo” Corden) who try to find a viral story to get back in the spotlight, and end up going to a town in Indiana to help a lesbian high school student who has been banned from bringing her girlfriend to the prom. While it’s clear that this December 11 release is gonna sweep the Golden Globes, the emptiness of this year compared to others could clear the way for some Oscar nominations, including Meryl and the obligatory original song added to a preexisting musical for easy clout.
-The Trial of the Chicago 7 (trailer): When it was announced that Paramount was selling Aaron Sorkin’s new movie to Netflix, some people saw it as a studio dumping a failed awards vehicle to be forgotten. However, the excuse that Sorkin wanted to release this movie before the US presidential elections seems to be true, because critics really enjoyed his old school courtroom drama, centered around the trial on counter cultural activists in the late ‘60s. Everybody praised uniformly the huge cast, that includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton and Mark Rylance, which guarantees a SAG awards nomination (but makes it difficult to decide which actors will actually get nominated for Oscars). With a reaction that brings to mind the days of A Few Good Men and is the best reception he got since his Oscar winning script for The Social Network, the film faces a couple of hurdles. First of all, it got positioned as the frontrunner in the Best Picture race by some people, which instantly puts a target on its back. Then, we have to consider that the movie releases on Netflix this Friday, October 16, which makes it the first big contender this year to face the world, and which in these times of lockdown will probably make the reception to Marriage Story and The Irishman from last year look like a walk in the park. I mean, there are some people who aren’t swayed by Sorkin, and for good reason.
-The United States vs. Billie Holiday: While Paramount was quick to hand The Trial of the Chicago 7 to Netflix, there’s another movie that the studio kept to play in the upcoming awards season. This biographical drama follows the life of another famous musician, Billie Holiday (Andra Day), and we see the journey of her career in jazz as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes), with whom she had a tumultuous affair. While the movie counts with a screenplay credit by Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks, the big question mark is the film’s director, Lee Daniels, who hit it big with Precious and then had results that were disastrous (The Paperboy) or financially successful, but not awards-wise (Lee Daniels’ The Butler). However, Paramount trusts in this movie, and with a release date on February 12, they want to make a splash.
-Wolfwalkers (trailer): While the attempts by Apple TV+ to establish themselves as a player in the TV world go from trainwrecks (See) to forgettable (The Morning Show) to eventually great (see Ted Lasso, everybody, this is not a joke), their plans to make a name in the film business have something to do with this year’s Oscars. While Cherry can come or go, they have a solid contender for the Best Feature Documentary with Boys State, but their big dog this year is the new movie by Cartoon Saloon, an Irish studio responsible for the acclaimed The Secret of Kells, The Song of the Sea, and The Breadwinner, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Feature. This time, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart direct a story about a young apprentice hunter who journeys with her father to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night. After getting critically acclaimed following its premiere at TIFF, this is a surefire contender for this year’s Best Animated Feature category, and Apple is gonna parade it before its streaming release on December 11. Also, while you watch that, you could watch a couple of episodes of Ted Lasso, too. It’s a really good show, it’s all I’m saying.
Anyways, that’s all the news from the last few months of festivals. No matter what happens next, this is gonna be a long, long, long race.
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2020.10.08 15:28 coolghostboy Series and standalone books categorized by author (As of 9/10/2020)

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:
  1. Truth Or Dare
  2. Touch And Go
  3. Now And Then
Series 2:
  1. May The Best Man Win
  2. The Boyfriend Contract
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 Night Prince 4: Into The Fire
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
Vi Keeland Standalone:
Chapters originals:
Authors with one book on the app:
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2020.10.08 11:19 Ranzo_ The Suffering: An unsung classic

Since it is October everyone is drawn here to ask about the latest and greatest horror game but I'm here to talk about a little known gem called the Suffering. In my opinion I think it is one of the best horror video games out there. It is also one of those horror games that is never really brought up. The Suffering was made by Midway (while they were still solvent) on the original xbox and ps2.
It is set on a prison called Abbott State Penitentiary on Carnate Island and you play a inmate named Torque who happens to be on death row. He's on death row for supposedly killing his wife and two children.(He claims that he has no memory of it) He has a stay of execution due to an earthquake that unleashes monstrosities on the guards and inmates alike. Now Torque has to escape the island and find out the truth about his supposed crime. (This all happens in like the ten minutes of the game so I'm not spoiling anything here)
Now the thing the Suffering does insanely well is nail down the atmosphere. It really feels like you are in a haunted prison. The prison is dark and dismal, the music is oppressive and harsh, and now, let's talk about the creatures themselves. These abominations are the physical manifestations of various forms of execution. Beheading, lethal injection, gassing, electrocution,firing squad, hanging, even buried alive, all are featured here. They are brought to life by the late great Stan Winston. (Same guy who worked on the effects found in Alien, Jurassic Park, Terminator)
Carnate Island itself is something of an antagonist as the island has a terrible history filled with witch burnings, insane asylums, slave ships and p.o.w camps. There's so much history to it which I find fascinating. Now to the people who wish to play it I have one big potential negative. It looks incredibly dated. It came out in 2004 and man does it really look the part. Some other little negatives are the voice acting though really substantial for the time might not sound great for new players. (Though I think there are some really good performances.)
Other than that it is a really great action survival horror game that I think every true fan of horror should play at least once. If you end up loving it I would suggest you play its sequel The Suffering: Ties That Bind. Now it is a lot lesser than the first game in terms of scares it has a good story that takes up right where the original left off and has a great performance by the late Michael Clarke Duncan.
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2020.10.07 20:38 mr_tyler_durden Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update October 7, 2020

Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update October 7, 2020
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Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update October 6, 2020
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