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Fresh update on "ashley" discussed on Is It Transphobic Podcast
"For Me I. Think if they can learning reason, you know Kinda showing audience learning know learning with. Happy. So no it's not transphobic. You know even know in it scripted to being at times. Yeah. I think I think when a piece uses transphobia. In a way that isn't exploitative, not necessarily. That the pieces transphobic. But yeah, it shows and it flips and it really like creates a whole new dimension of understanding a lot of trans issues by utilizing it. So it's so you can't necessarily say like, Oh, the pieces transport because transport except being shown and it's like, yeah, but it's not doing it to exploit its doing it a way that's like very real, but not furthering the oppression of trans folks. So I say I say, no, it is not transphobic. But Yeah, look into the elements that they explore just to make sure that you're ready for it. Definitely awesome. All right, anything that we didn't get to talk about the. You absolutely want to talk about I. Think I mean like? Yes. Could there's so many things in every episode, but. But. Not another tidbit leaning another hour or two. So. The Lot. It's a lot. Yeah. It's great. Great. So tell people, what are you? What are you promoting these days? How can people find you if you want them to We'll right now. I am actually starting to distribute queer content because. I think that. I could be very good at that. So I. Ask doing my I'm doing my. kind of self distributing thing right now, Films. Both. Particularly neon boys right now, you can really watch almost all my films you go to Ti Video. DOT, com and type in AJ manually. They have a bunch of my stuff and they are a owned and operated. So it's money within the community, which is always important ferry. Awesome. Yeah and for us over here, obviously bit dot L. Y. is transphobic. You can also find us on twitter at. Is it transphobic? Feel free to join our Patriot patriotic dot com slash transphobic I'm terrible at updating. The patriotic has not been updated but boy do I really appreciate everything that you do and I do take a look every now and again when I'm. it really. It really does help. It's It's a small little thing. But again, like just every little bit helps so that we can keep doing these ads and yeah. Awesome So yeah. So an if you are looking for a a really interesting queer pro wrestling show the parsnips ship just released the last ring, which is a play that I wrote all about a trans Japanese pro wrestler in a totally not wwe environment. and. Honestly. It's one of my favorite places I've never been able to visit. So complicated, but I really want to something. Yeah. So those are the things you can do. Great. Thank you all so much for listening checkout work in progress. It is on showtime. It's totally worth. Honestly. Thank you guys so much so much listening actually as always thinking. Yeah, absolutely. Is it transphobic was produced, edited and coordinated by Ashley Lauren Rogers. The transfer was created by Phoenix swimming and you can see more of their work at tiny lion warns dot get hot got. The original music you heard all created by Vivian. You can find on camp at Vivian Allergen Dot, Van dot com..
"ashley" Discussed on Supernatural with Ashley Flowers
"Getting worse in fact, just a month later in May of nineteen, sixty one he threw out. Out His back during a tree planting ceremony. I mean, so bad that he couldn't even walk. This was a problem because in a couple of weeks, he was supposed to fly to Europe to meet the Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in the Cold War perception was everything. He couldn't show up hobbling around on crutches. He'd look like a weakling in front of the whole world press. So he decided to call this guy doctor, Max? Jacobsen. Doctor Jacobson was sort of a mad scientists slash doctor to the stars. He treated everyone who's anyone and he had this miracle shot that gave his patients so much energy and euphoria that the actually cold him. Dr Feelgood, which just as an aside, maybe never go to someone called Dr. feelgood. So with this summit coming up Jack Invites Dr Feelgood to the White House without consulting any of his regular doctors after one injection Jack is practically leaping across the room without his crutches heels on top of the world clear-headed. No pain. So he even ask Dr Jacobson to come with him to Europe. In case he needs another fix. So you're probably asking what was actually in these magic injections mostly amphetamines. So. If you're keeping score, the president is now shooting up speed. He's on Royds, downers narcotics, and whatever else was in Dr Jacobson's shots because even today no one is totally sure what the full recipe was. But Jack said I don't care if it's horse pass, it works. The thing about amphetamines though is when they stop working, you are in a world of trouble especially if you're trying to negotiate a peace treaty with the Soviet premier. Jack arrived in Vienna for the summit. Doctor. Jacobson gave him a quick injection, and then he was off to the races. I mean, he was even described as bounding down the steps of the embassy. He looked like he could run laps around the sixty seven year old Khrushchev. But as soon as they got to talking Jack was clearly not functioning at one hundred percent. He bumbled his way through the whole afternoon without accomplishing really anything by dinnertime. Even reporters who saw Jack leading the building could tell that his energy was crashing. And by the end of the second day, well, it's To assume that he was going through withdraws because the only other explanation is that he just stripped lost his mind during their very last meeting Khrushchev threatened is up to the US to decide whether there'll be war or peace and Jack replied then Mr Chairman, there will be war, it will be a cold winter her. Now, this was the exact opposite of what the US was hoping to get out of this event. Jack. said it best himself in an interview immediately after the meeting? Worst thing in my life, he savaged me. For a minute, it looked like Khrushchev might have rhetorically beaten him to death a week or two after he gets back to the White House on June Sixteenth Jack comes down with a fever I mean he can't even get out of bed. He has to cancel all of his appointments, his doctors on red alert because when you have Addison's disease, any small infection can potentially be life threatening. So they decide to pump him full of antibiotics and steroids and narcotics even. Even more than usual, but his condition just keeps getting worse for a whole week by June, twenty second, he nearly dies all the while the press is being told that he has a mild viral infection. The public has no idea that the commander in chief is basically on his deathbed. Miraculously, Jacks health finally starts to turn around. He makes a slow but steady recovery and when the test comeback back, they all finally find out what caused this near fatal infection. Arab actor, clohessy a bacteria that outside of a hospital setting is usually sexually transmitted. So the president just almost died of an S. T. D. and the burning question pun intended is who gave it to him? Well, it's a little hard to narrow down because in his downtime between Ding international crises and shooting up enough drugs to kill racehorse. JFK was sleeping with just about every woman.
Fresh update on "ashley" discussed on Pivot
"Andrew Win and fails now, I'd love to hear yours. I think my fail was historian the time say about talks face in article reported how employees own therapy and mental health issues have been used against them within the company. It was really disturbing article. By Kashmir Hill and forget the other reporter was working on it, but it was really quite a quite a thing about these sort of mental health apps that are meant to help us whether they're meditation or whatever at being being abused. So. That was my faith. Is a political for me to say the my fail was trump's executive order now, MR, go right ahead, which one, which one of the many all of their unconstitutional ones. Yeah. All of them, you want to stack, rank them, you WANNA stack, rank them, forensic constitutionality, I. Think know trying to get rid of social security under the name of payroll taxes, sort of mood unique approach to life. Yeah. Okay. That's that's at the top of my list at the moment. And do you think that that Zeros out it doesn't happen or is it just what? He's just sort of flailing around a? Let me say it I. I'm sure we'll get a flame for this. There's some genius to this. There is some there was some genius to it in that. For, those are not paying attention. There's something clever about it because he's GonNa. Force, the Democrats to potentially there the come to the table or to look bad or something really I do I think that there are people out there that look at this and and think to themselves that he's trying to do something that the Democrats are not. Obviously, that's not the kings. It's not true, but there was something clever about it though i. I ask. All right. Wow. That's not very Canadian of you. Ashley Parker Ashley Parker was was wrote a piece about how he's just flailing and yelling and tweeting and making noise and nobody's paying attention at nobody is I remember been crazy every time he tweeted nobody's doing that anymore like. I think this is just so much noise. No world over it were over it but that, but if you're watching Fox News, you're not over it. Well, that's another thing you're right. You're right. You're right. That's fair. But I still think I still think it's people find him confusing now, my mom watches Fox News all the time. As you know, who is my I know my tire non anecdotal study group here, but the fact that is she's like what? What is he talking about? Like? She's sort of confused by all of it, and of course, all she hears Democrats. Suck. That's really with the message that gets through. But I think that I think there's too much I was using either there's too much trump too much trump just too much of it like he needs to go in the basement with with maybe a vice president Biden, but there's a lot of trump and I think he's GonNa get us. All right. So when what's your win or a big win? We will not know whether he's a winner or not, but I'm putting him in the winter category call. We'll do the show again, five years to find out Barry diller today I a see buying twelve percent of MGM Resorts. I don't know if you saw him do this today. Dowse innovating decision tell me more barry bars twelve percent of MGM resorts today with the hope of helping them become an online gambling platform around the world. He's buying it at basically fifty percent off from pre cova days and the argument that either will do the digital piece and take over the online gambling world, and even if we don't, we'll still win because he can. His time horizon is going to be longer than everybody else's and he imagines. Beg Us back seeking any OH. Wow. I've hours unique. Those unique. To buy into a usually, they're all digital is a digital play on top of. Bricks and mortar operation fast. He's always you know he's always been a, he doesn't always take advantage of being ahead like he was early to home shopping early to online stuff. He doesn't always take the most advantage, but he's certainly in place and that's interesting move that is really an from him. Especially, he knows that world and he gets I think the issues online gambling and legality in all that. Much more difficult by the way. Some things like stockbroker stuff like Robin Hood Is. Become a one hundred percent. In that way, but I gambling gambling another thing, that's a good win I like that win. That's a really good win. Give a win to Sheldon. Adelson getting. Yelled at. Trump's I guess I have to prison trump I just like when he yells at people who given him, sixty million dollars, I think that's kind of. Moves back to Vegas Vegas Baby. That's what made me think of is actually I do think I do think what Bill Gates doing around this vaccine especially in the face of so many memes about him being the George Soros at the vaccine world out these sort of negative conspiracy to about this by the way not knowing what I learned. No. I'll tell you something I have watched George Soros, who got got. You know all these conspiracies out and I think he's reputation around the world has never been. Fully recover from it and I think that there's a tipping point going on here with bill and I worry about it because I actually have a huge amount of operation for Bill Gates and what he's done. Especially these last twenty years in with cove and everything else. I mean it by the way before twenty years ago, Ukraine Microsoft, of course, but I wonder whether you know. The what these conspiracy theories they're not real, but because the it feels so real that and so visceral all the time that I wonder whether permeates new generations of people's braves, I. Don't know I i. feel like a lot more people are getting attacked in this way there by Cunanan or or these memes or means that are generated by China or Russia or whoever at the time I think in this case, it's not just it's one the anti vaccine, but they're they're linked. They're all closely linked with each other in a way. I don't I. Think this has been around forever this kind of thing, and whether it was, you know the Elders of Zion or whatever. There's always been this happening because. I just think it's gotten amplified and weaponized with these tools by Bill Gates certainly does not deserve kind of taxis getting in the conspiracy area and what he's doing. So I do think the foundation is doing a lot to distribute the covert vaccine it, but I do think a lot of people will take. There's a whole bunch of anti vaccine. Thirsk big issue. As Scott Gallery says, Darwin rules. That's how I look at it anyway Andrew. This is so great. Thank you so much. You, know Scott is listening wherever he is. What should we say about? We should I just WANNA. Thank God. I've got the opportunity. Sit In for him has been privileged. So Thank. Your hair is so much better, but Andrew, what kind of question are you looking for from a listener this week? Stephanie? Rule asked. What topic would you be interested in hearing about an answering a question about I want to know whether people actually feel comfortable going back to work, and actually I'm going to make it more difficult. I want people I want to know whether people actually like working from home. Better good question. I got the question. I want to talk to people who who are like. You know what this whole thing is going to be. You know I wanted to be different. I liked this better. All right. Okay. We're not or why they hate it or the. Why? Not? Why not? Anyway, email us at pivot at vox. Media. Dot Com to feature on the show and please answer Andrews plaintive question also,.
"ashley" Discussed on Supernatural with Ashley Flowers
"Hi, guys, I'm Ashley Flowers, and if you've heard my podcast crime junkie or supernatural, you might know me as a true crime lover. But there's another interest of mine that I'm excited to share with you guys and depending on who were talking about. There's even a little true crime esque in there too. If you grew up in the US, you probably grew up with this image of the former presidents as these serious dignified, insanely boring old who never had any fun in their lives and there's a reason. This is all the history books. Tell us because the truth is, well, it's embarrassing for the country and almost too wild to believe the White House has been full of scandals. Drama an even a little bit of true crime from the very beginning and the more you learn about what was really going on in the Oval Office. The more you'll have to wonder how did we make it this far? welcomed. Very presidential, apar- cast original in this podcast, I'm going to be looking at fifteen presidents who would be on the Mount Rushmore of bad behavior and today I'm starting off with one of the most beloved presidents in American History John. Fitzgerald Kennedy in less than three years. JFK was involved in more scandals than most people can hope for a lifetime. He basically turned the. The White House into the playboy mansion accidentally slept with not one. But two spies met with foreign leaders in a drug addled Hayes and nearly started a nuclear war because he wanted to look good in the press for decades. The public didn't have a clue about any of this. But the facts we have now call into question everything we thought we knew about the Kennedys. John. F. Kennedy, was a Rockstar at forty, three years old. He was the youngest president ever elected and arguably the hottest. Every woman in America was swooning over his boyish good looks. Toss alled hair and casual self confidence, and even though the Kennedys are one of the richest families in America, he was seen as sort of an underdog, he was the first. President ever elected, which was a big deal for the Irish Catholic community more than anything Jack as his friends called, him was a breath of fresh air. He was young energetic, a family man, his wife Jackie was already becoming a fashion icon. His brother Bobby was appointed as the new attorney general, which let's say was a bit of a controversial choice, but love them or hate them. The Kennedys were America's new royalty. Of course, though that image was carefully crafted. Even, after his death, the Kennedy family went to extreme lengths to hide anything that might compromise Jack's reputation. And there was a lot lot. Let's start with that youthful vigor. That was one of his main selling points. Just fifteen years before in nineteen forty-five, FDR had died in office after a long period of illness. So. was worried that the same thing might happen again, which is why throughout the nineteen sixty campaign jack insisted that he was in perfect health, but this was a complete lie JFK's health problems are no longer a big secret today, but most historians till kind of tend to skim over how serious they actually were and what he did to cope with them. It's literally a miracle that Jack was still alive to be president at age forty, three, I mean he'd been extremely deathly ill, his entire life he'd actually been so close to dying that he had his last rites administered on four separate occasions. He was eventually diagnosed with Colitis, which is this chronic disease of the large intestine, and he also had Addison's disease which causes hormone deficiencies, and as a side effect of the steroids that he had to take. He had back problems that caused him to be in constant pain. Now, none of this sounds too serious in terms of how it affects someone's decision making I, mean shirts distracting to be in pain all the time, but he was still mentally sound, right. Well. He would have been. But to deal his pain, Jack was taking basically every drug known to Pharmacology I. Mean, we're talking morphine sedatives, barbiturates, narcotics. He was even on four kinds of steroids daily including anabolic steroids, and that's the same kind athletes use for muscle building, and they're known to cause paranoia mania an aggression after long term use. Essentially, if Jack had to take a drug test, he would have been fired from any government job and. And probably referred to a Rehab Center and yet here he was with his finger on the nuclear button making decisions that would affect the entire glow. Now, a lot of biographers insists that Jack's health problems and medications didn't have any effect on his leadership, but psychiatrist Naseer Gami. Who Review Jacks medical files said that claim was hard to accept biologically especially when you look at his actual behavior in office, which was an endless parade of disasters. On Day three in the white. House. Before he even had time to settle in, Jack, got a visit from the director. There was one little thing that needed the president's attention. The CIA had been training a guerilla army to invade Cuba and overthrow the government. The US wasn't a fan of Cuba's prime, minister. Fidel. Castro because he was a socialist and this was the Cold War. But Jack, wasn't totally convinced that staging a coup was the best answer mostly because if anyone tied it back to the US, it'd be a whole. Whole, international crisis, but the CIA says listen don't worry about it. We're going to invade. Yes. But it's not gonna look like an invasion. We've recruited over a thousand Cuban rebel fighters for the job. So we play our cards, right? No one had any idea that the US was ever involved. So Jack says, okay, fine. Let's let's do it. But just to be extra sure that it doesn't fall back on. US. US, forces are not allowed to participate in the invasion at all in any way shape or form ever the end. But. The fifteen hundred Cuban guerrillas send him on their own with no backup and let's just see what happens, and of course, what happens is a complete disaster. When the invasion takes place on April seventeenth guerrilla fighters barely make it onto shore a hundred and eighteen of them or killed over three hundred or wounded, and the rest are all captured and not only does the bay. Of Pigs invasion fail miserably. But it's obvious that the US was behind it. The biggest consequence for Jack is he kind of looks like a bumbling idiot both at home and abroad, everyone's worst fears were confirmed. Maybe JFK is just a pretty face and he's too young and too inexperienced to actually lead. The next Jack is meeting with a couple advisors in the Oval Office when he suddenly breaks off mid-sentence and walks out into the Rose Garden, he spends an hour just walking around silently by himself. The next morning, his press secretary finds him crying in his bedroom, and then over the next few days, he keeps muttering to himself. How could I have been so stupid. Of course, it might have had something to do with the FBI storage lockers, worth of drugs that he was taking, and despite all the meds, his underlying conditions were only.
Atlanta - Clayton County suspends high school sports for 2 weeks
"On it. Will Clayton County public schools announcing a two week freeze for all sports, Because Corona virus concerns here's WSB Cheryl Castro. The Clayton County School district says it made the decision in light of the potential impact that high school sporting events could have on the spread of the Corona virus. The school system says it considered recent athletic programs in Clayton County, experiencing Cove in 19 cases with one as recent as
A new TV network aims to lure a generation brought up on video games
"Presented by e sports network you might have seen then it's the latest attempt at making Studio Gaming Shows Twenty, four, seven cable TV, and it's backed by some pretty big people among the founding partners are area horn the mastermind behind League of legends broadcast saw dragon descend into the bird's nest a feat that won him sports. Emmy. Twenty eighteen. On launched, the premier show seems to be the download five hosts including former cheddar host Aaron Ashley Simon Bring on celebrities to talk gaming. Other shows include guesthouse gray area and then arcade live premium gaming TV content is making a comeback. Then is one notable example but vice sports also announced a partnership today with the Gaming Agency to create studio shows and g four the longtime leader in this space is making a comeback in
"Years after I took the monastic vows trading all my worldly possessions for a pair of monk's robes I moved into a monastery that was off the grid remote and blissfully quiet one day. My friend Kim sent me a letter saying timber I. Understand why you love living there I mean who wouldn't but how can you honor your vows to be of service to others if you cut yourself off from the rest of the world and keep yourself tucked away in the mountain somewhere Kim didn't point out my hypocrisy because she's cruel or judgmental. She did it to shed light on what I couldn't see from where I was sitting that. My actions were not congruent with my words. There was no reason for me to get defensive because Kim wasn't on the offensive and fact Kim's comment had nothing to do with her personal needs or opinions it was about me saying one thing and doing another don't get me wrong I don't regret moving to the monastery in the first place. But after Kim's intervention, a couldn't justify staying envy see non violent communication considers unsolicited advice a form of bullying and judgment but Kim's comment wasn't unsolicited I have an understanding with all my friends that being supportive of one. Another does not mean blindly cheering each other on, for instance, if any of. US are about to repeat a harmful cycle that we swore. We wanted to break the drinking to excess getting into another dysfunctional relationship or deviating from a path. We have previously claimed we wished to follow we welcome intervention I. Mean I wouldn't tell my buddy John to stop smoking because never claimed he wanted to stop but I would definitely urge my friend Ashley to spend less money if she had previously told me that getting out of debt was her top priority. You see it's not about pushing my opinions on anyone. It's about supporting their decisions regardless of what I think and Buddhism we take refuge and what are called the three. Jewels, the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha the teacher, the teachings and other students on the path. My friends are my Sanga or my congregation if you prefer, and since you are my friend in your on this path with me, this month's intervention is similar to what Kim offered me many years ago. It's an invitation to reflect on areas in our lives where we are being hypocrites areas where we are not behaving in ways that are congruent with who we wish to be, and sometimes we even publicly claimed to be. We aren't always honest with ourselves because we often have too much shame or guilt around the decisions we make other. Times we are oblivious that we are out of alignment today. I urge you not to look back on your past behavior and wonder why you've done what you've done before but to decide how you can live from this moment forward. So that what you think what you say and what you do are all in harmony I warn you though something's going to have to shift to because you will either have to change what you think what you say or what you do before. You can live a congruent life and other words do your decisions reflect your values peck? Do you even know what your values are many of us never take? The time to write them down. For example, do we actually value being considerate or do we just like to think of ourselves as considerate neighbors even though we regularly run the dishwasher at one am in our third floor apartment with no consideration to our downstairs neighbors these little things make a big difference because the way we do one thing is the way we do all things. So let's do it all mindfully congruence consistency and transparency require us to be vulnerable and honest with ourselves about our strengths and our shortcomings. So go ahead and write down the kind of person you wish to be as well as the kind of person you. Currently are, and you will see for yourself where you have some work to do consider this your own intervention, which is defined as the action of becoming intentionally involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or to prevent it from getting worse interventions like black lives matter and the metoo movement have forced all of us to examine where we have unknowingly unintentionally or unconsciously racist or failed to demand equality even while we claimed to believe in it and just like simply wearing amongst rove's does not make a monk or wearing a cross necklace does not make you a Christian in the words of Tyler durden sticking feathers up your. But does not make you a chicken. What we're talking about is having a strong conviction to live in line with our values so that we stay in our integrity and avoid all unnecessary suffering or battling with internal struggles. Suzuki row she said there are no enlightened beings. There's only enlightened activity. The people we consider enlightened are just like you and me they simply make enlightened activity part of their daily lives that is to say they walk the talk I think it's why my own teachers asked me one day. Why do you need the robes? Why can't you just be the guy in town with the bright is indeed why can't we all?
Atlanta - At least 3 Gwinnett County schools employees test positive for COVID-19 ahead of school start
"Three employees at Gwinnett County Public schools testing positive for Corona Here's WSB. Cheryl Castro. Gwinnett County School District has not said whether the employees were teachers or staff for it, which schools they worked. But Channel two action news is reporting. It was Nesbitt Elementary Elementary School School and and Tucker. Tucker. The The district district has has asked asked anyone anyone who who came came in in contact contact with with those those employees employees to to quarantine. quarantine. The The school school year year starts starts August August 12th 12th in in Gwinnett Gwinnett County, County, and and we'll we'll be be all all virtual virtual for for students. students. A A new new
Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Claim Against Harvey Weinstein Revived by Appeals Court - Billboard
"Judd cannot pursue a sexual harassment claim against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and appeals court yesterday, reversing the lower court's decision, which had thrown out the claim because Judd was not Weinsteins employee at the time of the meeting, which happened in April of 2018. Judge sued Weinstein, claiming he had lured her to his hotel room and the actress suit for defamation and retaliation, saying that after she refused his advances, Weinstein blacklisted her in the film industry.
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"Ashley Judd can now pursue a sexual harassment claim against disgrace, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Appeals court reversing a lower court decision, which had thrown out the claim because Judd was not Weinsteins employee at the time of the meeting back in April of 2018 Judd suit Weinstein claiming he had lured her to his hotel room. The actress sued for defamation and retaliation, saying that after she refused his advances, Weinstein blacklisted her in the film industry,
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"Has reinstated actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment case against former movie producer Harvey Weinstein. NPR's Mandali del Barco Reports. The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision that had dismissed Ashley Judd's harassment lawsuit. The actress claims movie producer Harvey Weinstein blocked her career after she rejected his sexual advances. The lower court had dismissed the lawsuit because Weinstein was not her employer. But the appeals court cited a California law that says she didn't have to be a direct employees. The ruling said the relationship consisted of quote an inherent power imbalanced, wherein Weinstein was uniquely situated to exercise coercion or leverage over Judd. She's also suing Weinstein for defamation. Now both lawsuits Khun move forward. Weinstein is currently serving a 23 year criminal sentence for rape and other sex crimes. Handle it. Del Barco NPR news At the close
Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage
"A a major popular religious comedian been handed actor down is in getting a high profile a divorce lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein Tracy Morgan and his wife an appeals are going court their in Los separate Angeles ways a rule after that five Ashley years Judd of marriage can go a forward rep for the former with one Saturday of her main Night allegations Live and against thirty Harvey rock Weinstein star has she emailed wants to sue a statement him saying under that the Morgan terms of and the sexual Megan harassment wollover laws in California have filed for under divorce rules in which a the person statement could quotes be legally the actor considered as saying to have it is power a challenging time over for another's all involved career and asked the law for applies privacy to people like for his teachers family professors the couple and has landlords a seven who are year not old considered daughter employers the two married after Morgan but recovered can wield power from the twenty over another fourteen judge highway claims after crash she rejected in New Jersey Weinstein's one sexual of Murphy's advances friends and he fellow smacked comedian her in was Hollywood killed as being Morgan a nightmare and two other friends to work were with seriously I'm Oscar injured wells Gabriel I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"A major religious been handed down in a high profile lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein an appeals court in Los Angeles a rule that Ashley Judd can go forward with one of her main allegations against Harvey Weinstein she wants to sue him under the terms of the sexual harassment laws in California under rules in which a person could be legally considered to have power over another's career the law applies to people like teachers professors and landlords who are not considered employers but can wield power over another judge claims after she rejected Weinstein's sexual advances he smacked her in Hollywood as being a nightmare to work with I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"For for Ashley Ashley Judd Judd in in her her legal legal battle battle against against Harvey Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein. Pasadena Pasadena Appeals Appeals court court ruling ruling that that the the actress actress is is sexual sexual harassment harassment claim claim against against the the imprisoned imprisoned former former film film producer producer can go forward. A Los Angeles judge tossed out the claim in 2018 finding that a state law covering sexual harassment did not apply in Judd's case. She maintains that because she sexually rejected Weinstein after a meeting at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, he torpedoed her career opportunities, telling producers and directors that judge was a nightmare to work with and should be avoided. At all costs.
Tiny Weddings work during COVID-19
"Couples whose nuptials were put on hold by covert nineteen are turning to a fresh trend in the bridal industry micro weddings couples who don't want to wait until the pandemic is over might want to listen to bride Ashley Butterfield we found out about the tiny weddings actually through a Google search in a panic of our December wedding has been canceled what do we do so they decided on a tiny wedding package offered by a farm in dexter Michigan there were family members that definitely wanted to be here and didn't understand when we say tiny wedding we mean a tiny wedding the price tag at two thousand dollars was also tiny compared to what the wedding planning site but not dot com says is the average price of a pre pandemic wedding one hundred and thirty four thousand dollars actually after
interview with Maurice Ashley
"Hello Boys and girls, ladies and germs. This is Tim Ferriss. Welcome to another episode of the Tim Ferriss Show where it is my job as always to deconstruct world class performers to tease out the habits routines, influences, favorite books, and so on. The you can apply to your own life. My guest today is a friend Maurice Ashley. Maurice Ashley is incredibly impressive human being on so many levels and we get to really dig into a number of facets of his life story and lessons learned Maurice Ashley is the first African American international grandmaster in the annals of the game of chess, and he is translated his love to others as a three time national championship coach published author Espn commentator iphone APP designer puzzle inventor, and Motivational Speaker in recognition for his immense contribution to the Game Maurice was inducted into the US chess hall of fame in. Two. Thousand Sixteen his book chess for success subtitle using an old game to build new strengths in children and teens shows the many benefits of chess particularly for at. Risk youth his tax talk working backward to solve problems has more than a million views. He's also appeared with me in the Brazilian Jujitsu episode, which has some chests of the Tim Ferriss Experiment TV series way back in the day joined by our mutual friend, Josh Wade Skin Maurice is very well known for providing dynamic live tournament coverage of world class chess competitions, and matches his high energy unapologetic and irreverent commentary combines Brooklyn Street smarts, which we talk about quite a bit with professional espn style sports analysis his covered every class of elite event including the World Chess. Championships the US chess championship, the grand chess tour and the legendary man versus machine matches between Garry Kasparov whereas Kasparov. and IBM's deep blue traveling the world as a spokesperson for the many character-building effects of chess where he's consulted with universities schools chess clubs executive in celebrities on chest principles and strategies can be applied to improve business practices and accelerate personal growth. You can find him online Maurice, Ashley Dot Com on twitter at Ashley and on Facebook Grandmaster Maurice. On instagram Maurice, Ashley Chess Without further ADO. Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with none other than Maurice Ashley. Maurice Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me I've been looking forward to this and hoping to have you on the show for so many years now, and we've had many different points of connection. But of course, it began with our mutual friend and also popular PODCAST Gas Josh. Wait, skin who is known you for a very long time. Indeed, he has a quote in fact that is Impreza praise of your book chess for success and it goes as follows Maurice Ashley. Has Been like a brother to me since I was twelve years old I know the man I know the competitor I know the artist no, the teacher there's a lot of train for us to cover a lot of Nixon crannies to explore but I thought we would begin with Maurice the Jamaican and I was hoping you could describe for us your beginnings and we could start with the with the genesis while yes I was born in Jamaica. Island. Not the area of Quaid's and I grew up there. I was there until I was twelve years old before I came to this country. But probably, the most significantly got happened for me in. Jamaica. Was the fact that my mother left Jamaica to come to the United. States, when I was two years old, my brother was ten. My sister was seven months old and. Opportunity to come to the US, she couldn't bring all of us at the same time. Cheech only bring herself. And her leaving was really quite an event in our lives. My father wasn't with us but living with us at the time. So we grew with our grandmother. and My mother would send. down. Stuff supplies to Jamaica Whether v Foodstuffs Flour and rice she sent him in a barrel and she said, well, she said notebooks in armor sending like a softball and a glove, and of course Jamaica. Nobody played softball baseball nothing. So I threw the glove to the site, not knowing what to do with it and use the softball as a soccer ball. Got Pretty warned down already quickly a really turn into a softball very quickly to that. But. We just being raised by my grandmother she was a teacher by training. And so she would teach us so much as young people. So we were really well prepared educationally because of my grandmother and she was sixty four years old at the time of my mother left the imagined a sixty, four year old having had seven children for own. Now suddenly taking on the care of her daughter's children at that age when thinking about maybe slowing down and retiring enjoying herself. But for the next year, she took care of us and I was really a hugely significant part of growing up living there. Until finally my mother got the resources in the paperwork through green and finally bring us to the United States.
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)
"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that
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Mark Angelucci was shot by somebody disguised as a FedEx delivery man, the same M O that was used in the killing of the judge's son, Daniel, and dairy and the wounding of her husband, Mark and dearie. Neighbor, Marion Costanza, says Daniel, who was 20 years old was a hero. I'm thinking making another kid would hide in the closet. I mean, you had gunshot. You get scared. You don't know what to do. This kid just ran to help his dad. I really can't believe that they were very close. Investigators say Roy Dan Hollander may have been hunting down enemies after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had once argued a case before Judge Solace he was found dead. From a self inflicted gunshot wound in his car in Liberty, New York yesterday. A deadly collision at a marina in the Bronx. Last night, two Jet skis collided, killing two men. The victims were rushed to Jacoby Medical Center but could not be saved. Officer is still working on identifying the men who were not carrying ID. New York City's and face for every opening, then supposed to be the final phase. But as you may have noticed, a lot of stuff still isn't open, notably bars and restaurants, at least for indoor purposes. The governor says the city is just not ready for that, even if many of the people who live in the city already As evidenced by crowds gathering outside restaurants and bars to the parties who come out. I understand the frustration. I understand you've been inside for a long time. I understand it's your young. I understand people like to socialize. I get that It's the summer I get that. Has to stop. He says. Cops need to enforce the law. The mayor and the governor are in a court of least on that one with the blonde CEO, saying troubling overcrowding at restaurants will not be tolerated. New Jersey governor, Murphy says parents will have the option to keep their kids out of school this fall. The Department of Education will be releasing guidance, allowing for parents to choose all remote learning. For their Children. The details will be coming out later this week, but we wanted everyone to know that we will allow for the step. Open a Murphy, adding It's just not possible for school to resume on a normal schedule this fall. Long Beach is now banning non residents not just from the beach on the weekends, but also banning everyone from the boardwalk residents to at night. This after lots of young people crowded onto the boardwalk last Saturday night. It was insanity there. There was no way they can put it under control Long Beach resident in favor of the nightly boardwalk shut down, which will begin nine PM Thursday. The move comes after Governor Cuomo said that revelers flouting his executive orders mandating social distancing. Are behaving in ways that could undo the state's progress against the pandemic. This gentleman, however, disagrees reaches for everybody, and they should all enjoy it. Long Beach Boardwalk will reopen at dawn. Sadie. Degrees mostly sunny. We're going up to 92 Yankee, whether real field 85 Alvez Geico, 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. Is a wedding coming up in a few weeks and you are invited. We're going to hold it right here on sense and wins. As John Montalbano is here to explain this morning, John. Theirs is a love in the time of Cove it Ashley Isaacs is a nurse at New York Presbyterian Israel Wretches played in a band. She liked them, but he was not the type of guy to commit. Until I met the girl. I met the girl and I felt I felt differently about it. Every time I spoke to her, I had butterflies. Every time he saw her. I had butterflies, Then two punches to the gut. He was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin's lymphoma. And she was caring for Corona virus patients. I'm putting myself in danger. I'm goingto possibly put my fiance in danger and you kind of have this fight with yourself and it's hard. It's definitely hard at the end of the day. Takes a toll on you. Israel is in remission. But as to their big wedding plans crazy to say the
Don't @ Me: This CS:GO Player Faked His Own Death
"Sunday. June, fourteenth at twitter account with the handle. Handle CS rough, tweeted out quote, rip me Ho. He was a good kid. It really sucks. What happened and quote the person he was talking about was his friend who goes by the name Mi-ho a see us go player with a long history applying playing on ESPN now. If you guys aren't Cisco, heads, ESPN is basically a platform that for a price gives you access to better servers in a more robust anti cheat system. Also has its own amateur league system. Where you in a five stack can sign up to play organized. Go well rubs. Tweet was pretty low key in me. Ho is by no means well known in the go seen. This news quickly spiraled out of control. Because the reality is me, Ho wasn't dead Yep me Ho faked his death, but why he did. It is a little more complicated than it seems, and we'll get to that in just a second I promise now I've deemed back and forth with rough and to be clear. He did not know this news fake when he originally tweeted, he legitimately thought his friend had died and was told this news by. By people he trusted eventually. The news caught the attention of Oso. Dank on top of having a fantastic handle works a support staff for rank s for Ese a and if you guys didn't know, rank s is basically as highest level of competition, a ton of pros past and present got their start there and I actually talked. Dank was sad to hear the news about me. Hope passing especially because he just talked two hours before he got the news, and then around two thirty is when I saw the first tweet from his teammate Ashley from his friend, or whatever it was saying that he died. Was You know in a car accident etcetera? So I'm shocked him on twitter and ask them like you know. What like you know what happened in like? I'm sorry you're that etc and told me that his. Cousin said he got hit by a drunk driver in the in any died. So that's all I had to go on. So I made that tweet of mine, just 'cause. It sucks to see people you know. Pass away in the community, and it's like you know it's. Never a thing to see soon after that people notice that me, Ho was playing ceus. Go on, ESPN A and well. Yeah, he wasn't dead and once Oh. Dang found fat out. He tweeted out that he was disappointed. Such news was played for laughs. Now here's where the why he did. It comes back into play, and it is a little confusing. After people found out that me wasn't debt and was playing ESPN. League matches with his friends multiple East sports news outlets broke above the situation and the article state that me Ho allegedly faked his death in order to get a thirty day. Ban on his. Account and they attributed this fact to him, but that's not true, and here's why first off after the story blew up me. Ho tweeted out that he didn't do it to get around the thirty day ban, but because him and his friends thought it would be funny on top of that. That's not how the sea community guidelines work. Basically me, hope is given the thirty day ban for threatening another player while competing in rank. Rank s qualifier match. This was his fourth banned for threatening another player in his eighth GSA band since two thousand seventeen, and it was this latest thirty day offense that also Dang was talking to me Ho about hours before he died, he reached out to me through discord, and like asking me about the ban, and like asked me about multiple things like I'm not like I'm not gonNA. Sit there and argue with somebody like. I didn't really talk much more after that I just I told them like why he was and what he said. And what you know, the reason is now. If you banned ESPN qualifier, you are still allowed to compete at the league with the team that you signed up with and I know that sounds confusing, but basically why does it this way comes down to a matter of scheduling? It only applies really severe. Bans like Dan Abrasion you can't play league batches, but with like community conduct violations where like you get banned from a Pug or saints on a platform like we still allow us to play league matches or does because. There would there would be a lot of scheduling problems if if that wasn't allowed so the idea that me faked his own death in order to get around thirty day, ban on his account makes no sense because under Ese community guidelines me, hope was still allowed to play an as league, which is exactly what he did, which ultimately how he got caught, and now we've ended up here. Okay, so we've gone this far, and we haven't heard from me. Ho yet well DMZ him. Asking how this all started UAE, he decided to fake his own death, and basically he told me that he was peer pressured into it by A. Teammate, and yeah, he apparently signed to Valentim, called trillium, and he's making racks so good for him I guess now according to Oso Dank he doesn't think me. Hosts going to get another fan because this happened on twitter and had nothing to do with the sea, so as me, weights out his latest band, continuing to play CS, Goer Valor and it's safe to say that this story is pretty
Will virtual dates stick around after the pandemic?
"Hello and welcome to wide you push that button a show where Caitlin tiffany. And Ashley Carmen that's me examine all the choices. Technology forces us to make. We are back sort of just for now just for today. Yeah, a little one off for all of you who have stuck with us for this Os year since we last released episode I have absolutely no sense of whether that's accurate because I no longer have any idea of the use of calendars. Yeah, so! Pandemic Kate. How how have you been doing? Let's give the listeners a little bit of a sense of our mental state. These days yeah I, think I'm getting into the swing of it. When a couple of months ago. When we started talking about doing this episode, it was chaos here in the tiffany home I had recently broken a mirror a window to wine glasses. It was basically like I was just kind of crunching around like a floor covered in glass being like I. Wonder if I'll ever see my friends or family. so that was a dark time. I, am but. Things are picking up in new. York a little bit were allowed to go to the beach crucial. Yeah, allowed to look at each other outside. If not touch each other, so things are on the on the up. Yeah, we've. We've seen each other. which is really great I think I've sort of settled into a routine of sorts I've done. Pandemic Bingo I've done polygon workouts. I've made various foods and baked I've done. Done a puzzle. I hate to admit out loud I learned tiktok dances in had jello shots. Right birthday that you made me. Yes, anyway, so we wanted to do this episode where you know of course. Why'd you push that button? We are always curious about how dating affected. What's changing dating these days? So we wanted to episode about how cove nineteen in the pandemic has forced us to make a ton of. Of decisions about how we live work, relax etc, and how he date. Everyone's been staying at home. As you all know, and so that means they have been able to Columbia date and virtual dating has become a thing and we want to know. Is this thing that's going to last forever, or is this a pandemic phenomenon at? We're going all forget ever happened. Repress. It maybe mentioned it to our therapist once and. And that's it. Yes, so virgil dating I guess the first half of virtual dating is a concept that was already part of normal dating interest, swiping on tinder or okay. Cupid or hinge, which I guess is more of a scroll type action, but you know whatever, and then the virtual component is that because we have been understood home orders, and because people have been encouraged not to hang out in close proximity with. With people who don't live with them, you just don't do the whole thing where you meet up in a bar. Who would you can't do You don't do the whole kissing thing. You don't do any of that. You just like facetime or zoom or SKYPE OR INSERT alternative secure video conferencing software here to see if you have a connection, which all of that I think makes sense. We're kind of interested in. In what happens after the first time you facetime with somebody, win, you know. How do you build momentum? Can you build momentum? Is it actually dating and will there be like remnants of virtual dating in post? Pandemic, Romance Yeah like how effective is virtual dating really? I think broadly geographic location has become increasingly less important like when you're doing remote work. It doesn't matter where you are I could be doing an forest. Forest or beach or in the city, and it really does not matter as long as I have an Internet connection, but you know dating these dating. APPs have kind of made. It seem like maybe geographic location doesn't matter for that either, so we WANNA know how effective it really is to date from afar, and so here's here's stats. We're just throw some numbers at everybody. Okay. Cupid said that sixty two percent increase. Increase in daters on okay, but going on virtual dates in April, compared to March and it started including covid nineteen questions in people's profiles, they could talk about how they feel about. The pandemic e harmony reported a twenty seven percent increase in messages in April match, said that daily swipes read an all time high during its last earnings report, which was mid pandemic, so obviously, all of these stats are a little bit. But they are from the peak of the pandemic, which is, we would expect most people to be using their APPs video calls the most so presumably while the pandemic kind of wanes and then comes back during the year. We'll see people stay on the APPs the probably changed how much they're using them depending on the state of lockdown in their state or country,
How to Live Single - Single Moms in Brooklyn
"Kristen last episode we talked about how expensive single hood can be and rent is one of the worst money pits for example like me, having to move back in with my parents after my last breakup before having to find a roommate, but if you're single and a mom like our guest Ashley, simple figuring out whether and where to live single gets way more complicated I couldn't just get up and leave, even even though eventually, that was like my bottom of the line. Last resort, just go back to California and live with my mom, but that wasn't really a viable option. I had to figure something out and I think unfortunately I think for a lot of women that option would have been to stay in an undesirable situation and impossibly abusive one and it happens a lot. When Ashley in her ex boyfriend ended things a few years ago, she had to find a place for herself and her then five year old son to live in Brooklyn where the median rent is three thousand dollars. It was like me after work, going to look at apartments and you know being told sometimes by landlords, and not a very direct way that they don't want to rent to a mom because you know. I've heard comments like well. It's a really quiet building, and we have a lot of single people who live year lots of couples, no kids, you know a lot of discouraging language, and it was really kind of gross so yeah, unfunny to say the least it was. Ashley's friend of ten years named Tia was going through a similar shit storm. Tia had just gotten divorced, and her two sons were three and thirteen at the time. Both women were commiserating about how hard it is to find affordable living situation as single moms like Ashley could have moved to a cheaper side of town, but her son was already enrolled in the neighborhood school. She felt invested in the community around her at the same time though she knew there is no way she could afford a place there on her own Tia meanwhile was still living in her pre-divorce apartment, but no longer had two incomes to cover the rent, so the ladies got to talking. And so literally to. Newly single moms with children all boys by the way talking about the same problem, so it was a very like it was like a light bulb moment where we were like well, what about because she had an extra room in her apartment three bedroom apartment, so it was also just it made sense like space, wise to and I will say honestly I mean. Both of us were kind of in desperate situation so even if that wasn't like. The first thing that we would do normally it seemed like the obvious. It seemed like the obvious to do. They decided that Ashley and her son would move into tears apartment they would divvy up the rent and expenses in childcare duties, and it seemed like a no brainer, even though Ashley said she'd never seen similar setups if you could have a roommate. Then why you have a roommate as a parent, if you're a single parent, especially like I, said an expensive city. It's Kinda weird like I. Don't know why that's not more common, but I do know that women and mothers have always been prone to Sharon resources and being communal when it comes to raising their kids I think maybe our generation has distanced from that a little bit, but you know I saw my mom and my grandmother and my aunts, sharing resources and helping each other out which is of the same vein, really so there was a loud checking in and letting each other know what was going on. There were times where you know. If she had a meeting that ran long, I went and got her youngest from daycare, or if I need groceries and she was going to the grocery store, I would give her my list and she would get the things that I needed. Although we shared a lot of groceries, you know different diets? There's different things on the list.
Philadelphia woman charged in connection with unintentional shooting of 6-year-old
"Woman is charged in the shooting death of a secured in the Northeast last weekend. Story from K Y W crime INJUSTICE. Reporter Kristen Giants law enforcement sources say 33 year old Ashley McLachlan had the six year old at our house to play with other kids at the party. She was throwing. And, according to a toddler who was there another child shot. The six year old detectives scoured the neighborhood for camera footage and save video shows. People running from the home on Kendrick Street where this happened, but Lachlan rushed the board of the hospital, but not in time to save him. That's where he died. Eventually, officers went through the home the gun sources. Say was gone, and now detectives want to speak with two men who were inside the home. MacLachlan has has now now been been charged charged with with conspiracy, conspiracy, unsworn unsworn falsification falsification to to authorities authorities and and tampering tampering with with evidence evidence and and remains remains behind behind bars. bars.
"ashley" Discussed on Sports? with Katie Nolan
"Baseball. Yeah Baseball's number eight. Okay which one? What's the highest were missing four, four, six seven, and the other tied for number nine. Okay What about? I mean the gender equality wants. Throw me off focusing on it too much. which I mean it's. My career. Just focusing on the gender equality too much. Because I was GonNa, say hockey, but it's not I don't think women's hockey in Russia is a as supported I. Don't know much about it. I'm an idiot I'm GonNa just gas now Let's say let's go ahead. Let's take a real risk here and you know because of its history and trying to think of a sport out loud Let's go with. Let's just say hockey. Hockey's reform. Ounce can be the next one that I took. was going to be really upset if Jay to get out three did I was absolutely going to take? I guess I mean this is maybe a different considered. I'm hoping that I get points for. This is like UFC slash. Is that one of them, it is not on. They're crazy. I would have thought that it would be fight sport you know. Boxing probably more than MMA like I think him as more of a domestic. And the ramp shocked the boxing. On their. okay. What about right interesting? There's going to be ones on here that you're like. L. Dull, but I completely forgot about. Really is obviously. A. I mean it can't be football, so don't look at me like that. She basically just gave you that I was. GonNa Guess they have. American football number nine not says little greasy. That was one of the first one Steve Guests in her practice round. You know all right the bit. You'd protested the big edge Ashley. Ashley are. You kidding me I've literally never done anything. Saddam to left number six and number seven. Number six and number seven. Yes okay. Jomie recap what we? Can I ask a question? Sure is like more Olympic sports. He asked that question. That's Tuesday certainly cannot ask that one okay. Why don't you go through what we've named in? Then? I will have more time to think okay so far at number one. We have soccer number, two cricket number, three basketball number, four hockey number, five tennis number, six and seven blink number, eight baseball number nine tied for number nine rugby, in American football in a row eleven Gulf going to do a quick tally of the points that we're at. Beating I took to else. Thank you get to canal. I'm about to take a third L. With this one. Here Dan hi Dan. Cackling. This is a real.
"ashley" Discussed on The First Degree
"And none of these articles of clothing look to be disturbed the killer had incapacitated Ashley but no rape or sexual assault was evident Paul New- lapd because they needed help tracking Mike down in order to collect DNA from him to test him they wanted to swap him so whether you want to call it Mike Carr Gelo told them that he was a professional boxer but had to quit after being electrocuted while fixing an air conditioning unit at this point Mike was twenty five and already fixing. AC units he gave Ashley's Info in case she ever needed anything fixed sometime later Ashley's boiler broke and needed fixing so they decided to call him and how much time later is not that information is not readily available her friend I'm Chris was coming over to pick her up at the house and had parked outside and then when they came out 'cause he has he had a flat tire on his car and then the sky appeared and and said he could help change the tire and they start and he was you know they thought he was good looking funny and you know wasn't as funny that the I was GONNA help him change a tire and then they chatted with him and he gave them his card heating and air conditioning and then a couple days later for her Hitler broke and they decided to call him originally when I heard those facts I thought this was totally random and and you know this all could have been avoided if Chris had taken care of his tires better you know I sort of like that sounds absurd now but I thought was at random that he just happened to enter her life by chance and and because of tire but Kris that Kris told me later when he took his tire to be repaired urged he saw they told him it had been slashed and I started to learn that actually he was a like real deal psychopath walker killer that had been per serving her for weeks maybe months and had he created that entire choreographed scene to enter her life he had already chosen her as a target he had already monitored her coming and going he slashed the tires he probably broke the boiler knowing that she would call him like this she was all she had been targeted and trapped for a long time so for her desk oh my God so so this is huge information and terrifying information and when the police here this this tells them that not only has this guy killed before but he will kill again somebody this deliberate somebody's willing to choreograph really a scene too to insert himself in someone's life this is a dangerous dangerous Predator at a double insertion to first doing the car and then knowing knowing uh-huh can jump in and help right then and then he gives the card so he he knows the steps so he's got he's got the card then he then he breaks in you know alleged okay but it sounds Shannon what what are the odds at a couple of days later her boiler breaks how often does that boiler breaks well it's really scary because he's pretty much like playing God in this situation and he finds his prey he's like creating this whole story line almost for himself where he's controlling everything what's scary is that he's really good it India and probably acted are your Ganic Louis and sweet and I'm a good-looking safe guy street good at it attention true crime lovers the hit Real's channel show autopsy is coming to podcast one with all new episodes join Dr Michael Hunter and those involved in the he says as they examined the autopsy report for some of the most famous celebrity deaths of our time including Patrick swayze Chris Farley and natalie wood download new episodes of autopsy every week on apple podcasts and podcast one so at the time that Ashley had met Mike She was living with roommate and all of them were around the same age as Mike was so mike started coming around and everybody was kind of friendly with each other they started doing neighborly favors for one another and apparently Mike even had his friend that was a doctor write a prescription for Ashley's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome so who's just doing nice normal favors and actually didn't really think much about him choose friendly back to him and some of Ashley's friends however thought that he gave.
"ashley" Discussed on The First Degree
"Different kinds of C. B. Brands out there some are good and some are not so good and even though CBD's federally legal to buy online it's not regulated by the FDA so half the time Vegas you know she talks about yeah what the experience is like and how you sort of manipulate guys you know what kind of how you need a pedicure and a manager every week because it's you and I remember feeling like she has she had it all figured out like she seems to be kind of enjoying herself a lot more than I asked it was the little house that she shared with her friend but when she got to the door she realized that she had left or keys at her boyfriend's house but she hoped that as she was home so she knocked on the door for two minutes to be let in Ashley didn't answer uh which was odd because her car was parked out front and the lights were on but Jennifer didn't think much of it because Ashley was one to leave the lights on maybe somebody had picked her up she thought to herself so Jennifer eventually gave up and went back to her boyfriend's where she slept that night right in at around the in time ten PM Ashen called Ashley twice to let her know that he was on the way to pick her up there was no answer he figured it was either because he had bad reception in the Hollywood hills or maybe Ashley was in the shower blow drying her hair and couldn't hear a phone a combination of all of these things so we drove over to her place to get Kurt anyway he arrived at her house at around ten forty five Ashley's bungalow was lit up from the street with all the interior lights on her Maroon B w was in the driveway it appeared from the outside that she was home ashes was expecting her to be he walked up to the door and knocked on it several times yeah he was starting to get the creeping suspicion that maybe Ashley was angry with him that he didn't invite her to that Grammy Party that she called him about earlier he knocked on the door again and he knocked on the door again but he was only met with more silence so we looked into the front window inside there was no sign of Ashley but what he did notice fat Red Weinstein's appeared to be on the floor in the hallway of the house he didn't really think much of it figured that she was trying to make a point maybe she'd gone out with someone else maybe she was just blowing him off so he gave up he walked back to his car and he drove away and the next morning at around nine am Ashley's roommate Jennifer Return Back to the bungalow and now she had her keys she walked in the door and everything's seemed pretty normal until something appears in her view that she cannot compute Ashley was lying on the carpet and the stretch of the hallway between the living room and the bedrooms and I split second Jennifer thought the Ashley might have been joking around she was really funny and maybe would have pulled a prank like that but she approached there so much blood and it was so read that she I thought it was paint but when she came close to Ashley's face it was blue the lifeless form in front of her was really Ashley and Ashley Was Dad Jennifer ran out of the house and called nine one one car when the police arrive they enter the apartment and saw Ashley she was wearing a turquoise robe she was lying on her back and a pool of blood wounds to her neck were so severe it seemed to the police that someone had tried it to capitated her and there was a v. shape wound around the back of her neck to she was pronounced dead at nine twenty eight am and the police noted the position of Ashley's body her legs were slightly apart one sort of twisted in a strange way it didn't appear to be natural and perhaps she'd been moved right and the scene itself was truly a thing of nightmares L. E. Detective Tom Small who is working out of the LAPD's Hollywood division said of the scene there's a lot of anger a lot of ridge somebody had isolated Ashley Eller.
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"So here's how the game's gonna work, we're giving. Ashley, and Jarrod a groom cowboy hat and ride white hat. Need to sit back to back. You cannot see each other. Please draw my cowboy hat or no, please sit back to back. So they're sitting back to back right now for their listening. We're going to ask him a few questions, and they're going to raise which one listen this is how the game works Ashish says he's there saying the says groom. No, no. I don't eat to Cowboys. Yes. So I'm gonna ask a question and they're going to raise the hat that they think. It relates to the most K. So, for example, the two of you can't be looking each other Jerry, please look towards the wall are lift up the hat of the Messier person in your relationship. They both said bride. Yeah. Good job. Ashley. Not messing epi. I do like I like how Jared filled that in there just in case he cleans up throughout the day. I clean up like at the end of the day, okay? When there's nothing else to learn to agree. There is nothing. Okay who spends more money? Pause. Ashley with the wind Lauren degree. They don't spend much money, the only differences, she buys, beauty progress. I buy dove, I've talked about in the podcast beats dump soap. Yeah. My dove is to ninety nine her lavar is a little bit more expensive. The you'd actually be I mean, I think it's a little shocking to people that, that actually is not a big spender except on beauty products, which the very first time ever, met Ashley, it's still to this day. My first impression of her and I've gotten to know her so much better since then, but she rolls in with something she still has his as it's like chest full of mak- like it's a massive chest with lights, and it looks like it costs, two thousand dollars. It was to fifty. Oh, well, it's still expensive, a lot more expensive than dub Soave. So Ashley, you went with that one who is the better driver auto. Auto Jared wins on the driving. I have actually a couple of times scary experience. It's all right. I mean, from the moment that I, I was in a car that Jared drove, I was like, wow. This guy drives, like my dad. That's a good sign. And that was like a turn on for. It's kind of weird. My dad is a very safe driver, my mom's a better driver. I'll say that. My mom's a better driver. My dad caution Ashley's. Mom's in the audience tonight looking beautiful smiling. Super thank me here. So this is a question. I thinks that we're all very proud about overnight heart who is the biggest baby when they get sick. Oh, Ashley says Ashley, Jared says, Jerry, I will explain. Jared really hasn't been sick. Now me he really hasn't been sick Rummy. I haven't like how a bad cold or flu or anything like that, since we've lived together in the past year, but I have thrown up in front of him. You haven't been too much of a baby. The only reason I said, this is because one night I wasn't feeling well and you made me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and like liquid Ivy. I know it wasn't. But that's the only time I really remember living on who is better cooking into that yet. Do you guys not cook on? Just give me a second. Ben, let me think about this makes you look to cheating, the better cook sh. Jared says Jared Ashley says, both. Oh. Okay. That wasn't so bad. So Jared doesn't consider like making pasta or sandwiches. Oh, I never said anything. Well, she made me a Turkey sandwich..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"She's just like so confidently literally ever since Jared. Kind of admitted her feelings, nothing makes her nervous, civilities a great word though. 'cause I always keep saying, like in my head. I'm like, switch more emotionally stable, so she doesn't cry anymore because being what you're kinda sucks. So boring. The question might like if I've more boring now. Like, that's one of my biggest securities, we did this. I don't get it podcast about like what we're most insecure about now. And I actually said that I feel like I could be boring to my audience because vibes so emotionally stable. It's not boring. Just good. People should be happy for working right? And that's nutrition jeered. Let's back check and then have some direct questions for you. But what happened leading up to that moment where you wanted to express your feelings? Ashley. Well, we did to forty five minutes video on him tones, you'll say it again. You guys just got a glimpse into our lives. Get asked the question and Ashley answer. Yeah. I mean obviously we talked about it before. But it was more like you said, I mean, I think for a long time. Nick can attest to this because he knows. We pretty well. I'm very. Looks thrill. House me. I man of comfort I like kinda like my little place in this world. And. Ashley's the complete opposite of that. And Ben like you were saying earlier. If Ashley and I were to ever date after our first season of paradise, it would have gone, one of two ways, either complete happiness or complete sadness. And I think that was always kind of terrifying, for me because I was always confused about my feelings, and so I never really was willing to dive in. And then, of course, we were best friends, and we would talk all the time. So life was good and nothing ever needed to be changed. And then all of a sudden something changed. And she started dating someone else, and I kind of look, you know, I was living in Rhode Island while I was actually living with Nick at the time. And but I was in Rhode Island when I was kind of finding everything about winter games. And I mean I heard rumors that she was engaged. And I was like, just, you know, obviously in my room in my own head trying to think of what I should do. How much of an idiot, I've been how I've haven't said anything in the past three years haven't done anything, I haven't said anything, you know, you just all of a sudden you blink, you know, you go on this craze. The adventure of the bachelor and bachelorette paradise, and you kind of just like roll with everything that happens from, and all of a sudden, you blink in three years of your life goes by, and you're like holy have I said anything that I've truly meant. And so, and then, you know, we were in Saint Lucia we had a preplanned trip with our friends Tanner, and Jade, and in palm Kate, and, and Lauren was there to nationally. And, and, and so I decided I had to go down there and say something, and then that was when everything changed. And now we sit here today getting prepped for the biggest day of your lies Ashley injured. This is all came full circle. Your couple just like the world intended to be, what are you most excited for, for this wedding day? What are you most excited about? I think I'm most excited. I'm most excited. Okay. Never mind while I was gonna say, I'm most excited about to be in one room with people that I care most about in this world. To celebrate the state's friends and family and to celebrate our love and just to have that moment with everybody together. I think that's one of the most excited about I'm the I am more excited about something specific. And I guess that's just like the doors open to the church and seeing Jared. And then being next my dad Jarrod, you think you'll cry on the wedding day. I don't know. That's a great question. I cried at my sister's wedding. So you're a goner, man when I never thought I'd cry. And then I saw my sister's wedding. They had a, a carriage. I was in I was in the and party and they had two million of us here for moment..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"Ashley, and I talked about it, and we decided to give it a shot. So we go on her games. And she dives headfirst, because she is in that season of live with a lot of things that are open to her. And she ends up exploring a relationship with Kevin. And they ended up breaking up and we're going on a car. I just Ashley, and I right after this whole scenario, and we start talking, and I actually was going to ask you a question. I said, yeah. She was Jerry just told me that he has feelings for me. And I don't know what to do about it. And I said, what do you want to do about it? She's like, I think I wanna see if it could work and at that moment, like I almost tried to talk you out of it. I remember I sat on, I was just going to call you out on that. I, I was like, wait. You can't see the reason I was like, I don't want you to set up for disappointment. Yeah. Like you definitely really defensive about it. I felt like you didn't fully believe it or he thought I was exaggerated. Di- did, I think I made like, are you over like analyzing the situation does he really care about you, because I know how fragile you are in Alec. Are you actually willing to dive into this in his he willing to dive into this, because once you do there's there's, there's to pass to complete happiness or a lot of emotion a lot of sorrow and a lot of sentence. I don't wanna see that again. Before I know they're diving back in and look at them the day, and I'll say this about Ashley today, and then this is going to be about Jared and Ashley as a couple and Jere. This is a compliment to you, and I want to know if you've seen this as well. There's been this like transformation. That is so tangible. Ashley where there's a confidence and there's a steadfastness, and there's a clarity and a quality of life where she isn't a nervous wreck walking into the studio anymore. She's confident she's at peace. Even when things are swirling around her..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"I want to ask you, though, so to get serious for second. What have you seen about their love story kind of play out over last year? And I want to ask every person that comes up here because everybody knows them personally, what have you witnessed? And what have you seen that's inspired, you or also that you've learned from ear gonna make me cry in, I cry every time Lauren can't talk about their there? I know it's like so cliche, but their best friends, but they also push each other to be better and it's kind of, like they just lift each other up every day, rather than than, you know, tearing them down and they're just. Really cute together. There's, there's an story. I want to tell why you're up here. I wanna talk about. I was outside doing an interview and the and the reporter asked when was it that you recognize that this could be something again for Ashley injured? And I thought back, there's a I know this exact moment, so we are in Carmel, California. We had gotten off a winter games. Actually, you know what a lot of people don't know is I really met. Ashley from the podcast. We had known each other off and on before the podcast. But when we really started to get to know, each other personally was really our first time doing this. And for me, this podcast is super special because we had planned it for two months. I didn't know Ashley I was nervous about this. Whole new venture Amy our producer was just getting this thing started. It was an experiment, and it just so happened that the week that Lorne I broke up was the week that we recorded our first episode. Yeah, we dated for a little bit. And so we dive into this whole podcast world where it's meant to be intimate, and it's you're really meant to share content. That's voluble in real. And I was in the most real place in my life ever. And then I meet Ashley who is also in the most replace of her life because at that point, her injured really good friends, but there were friends and I kept asking, I've always loved Jared. We met on our season of the bachelorette, and I've always had a lot of respect for him as a man as a person as a couple works like why isn't it working? I would always ask I mess with Ashley to the point where I almost felt like I was offending her. Like why aren't you in Jared dating? She's like we're just friends and he would sleep on her couch and stuff. And it was weird. I never got it here. They always defended. Jared, when you would ask me those questions I don't bring it up because I know that he sat sensitive. It was it was weird. But here's what it was on. But here's what happened. And so I see Ashley in this season of life that all explain for distancing that she was questioning a lot. She didn't know where life was taking her. She's getting ready turned thirty. There are a lot of big obstacles and away, and she was super emotional, and emotional Ashley that we loved. But we also felt for often because her motions were real and true. And you'd sit there and you see her share these things about life in these big questions that she have in kind of breakdown, and as her friend, at that point, and somebody that had already kind of gone through rough season in my life with her, there, isn't a really good response. Other than sit in it. So then we decide to do winter games together, which was a wild deal. For me. I had not expect to go back on a show..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"This is Ashley in Jerod wedding, shower and everybody out there listening, including the audience, that's here is going to be able to participate. We've got a big night ahead of us love this. We want to give a special thank you to crate and barrel for putting this on. They've been a huge sponsor, the podcast months. Now. And this event is going to be nothing but special Ashley injured, I've a special gift for you. But before I give it to you, I want to ask the two of you. Why did you choose crate and barrel for your registry? What I love about grand barrel, is that I feel like it's dealt furniture. In the best way, I say that because Jared deny well he moved into an apartment with my sister. It was my sister in my apartment. And we were only there for like a month until we realized that it was probably the smartest decision to move in together. He didn't. You know, we would have been logistically really weird if we did live apart. Anyway, the bottom line here is that we have, like a really girly apartment, we had a decorator come in and like make all these crystal chandeliers and everything had, like shade of pink attached to it. So what we're really excited about is when we are married couple, too. Totally redecorate the place. Make it a little bit more masculine, but definitely timeless and classic and crate and barrel has everything for every room. And you know that it's going to be well made it's gonna last so long and it's just going, it's going to be quality classic timeless style for a lifetime. Jared, everything Ashley. No green barrels awesome. Then like every time you go in there. I just want to spend a lot a lot of money. So it's really nice to have cream barrel. Be our wedding registry. Because then other people can buy stuff that we really like that. Yeah. Best partly registering, he was, like I feel like this is just for free free stuff. It's shopping. It's free for us. I yes again, me it was just you went around and scanning it was like, yeah. Like those wine glasses click. I like those tiles, click the price tag on this, click, you know, my never thought I'd be so excited over something that came in the mail from actually podcast fans. It's been amazing how many people listened to the podcast, our Instagram, and we don't even know them, but they send us give similar crate and barrel registry. This weekly got a dual curate and coffee makers you can make pot or coffee Cup was very exciting for us. What your favorite coffee? Doc. I only drink Dunkin..
"ashley" Discussed on Unsolicited Advice with Ashley and Taryne
"And don't forget to follow unsolicited advice. Once you're there. I kind of nervous. It's our first podcast. I've always wanted to do this. I feel like I'm not quite sure how to talk right now. Just talk normally sent to talk. Normally, I know. But like do you ever over think something like the other day? I was thinking about how I'm breathing. Like, I'm not I'm not telling myself about what you're thinking about how your breathing. Yeah. I was thinking about like how does your body just know how to breathe, and then I started thinking about it so much that I started. I couldn't breath. You know what I'm talking about? I haven't experienced that specifically but walking across the street now. Oh my God. You guys this is Ashley, and that's Terron. And and we're doing our very first podcast. This is something we've always wanted to do. And we're doing it yet. When did we do this is I mean, they I mean, you know, you guys know, I know, but we officially decided to call it, shall we say together to do it at the same time. She'll be countdown or is that too much at an hour like a non okay? No, no. I mean, I'm gonna count three to one on the listening. We'll get better. Yeah. We have a new podcast now called unsolicited advice with that girl over there. Her name's Taryn. I'm I'm nodding as if they can see me when the can't that's gonna take a minute. We're gonna wanna come that. We usually film each other very true for those of you that don't know us. We've log a lot. And normally I would just like pan to the camera and then texts on would show up on the bottom and be like, that's Terron Rene. But we can't do that here. We can't we gotta like if you start to like explain what you're doing. Yeah. We in both you that for each other. Yeah. Okay. We are steering deeply. Okay. Well, unsolicited advice. So we were talking about what we should do. And we were like we both have this obsession with people, and we love telling each other stories like all the oh, my gosh this girl at work told me today, and we both get fascinated by it. And I feel like we both are the type of people that people come to us, and our like have never told anyone this. But like this is going on. What should I do? Not. I don't know. Is it something like something with our do? We look like comforting. How we look or is it like I what it is. But my entire life. I'm talking like elementary school through today. Same all my friends come with stories and situations guys on it have you ever taken like a strengths tasks 'cause I always score like super, high, and empathy me too. Okay. Maybe that's it because people can feel that we actually care. I guess so would. I would assume so because they come in. They tell us like, yeah, I'm gonna say that they unload, and I'm just like, okay. Well, that was a lot. But yeah. Try to help you through it. Yeah. I feel like I've always dealt with that. Yeah. So that's why we decided to do this. Our goal is that you guys send in stuff. And then we are gonna push our opinions about your lives and tell you what we think you should do. I mean, I don't want to brag. But I do have a minor in counseling. Okay. I usually listen to everything I say a little bit of professionalism happening here, obviously with the minor. But now usually. I've got no professional experience whatsoever. Just a lot of friends that Cy advice. I think I'm good at it. I think I'm good. I think I'm good on a lot. What you ask very good questions? Like, I'll tell you something and you'll be like, okay? But like have you thought of this? And I'm like, no, I figured it out for those of you that don't know or have not heard of it before the India Graham is like a personality test that you should tiny. You're going to talk about this is you guys don't even know..
"ashley" Discussed on Sip on This with Ashley Nicole Black
"And get those returns back with your young. If you're if you're older you wanna have less risk. It'll get you a lower return typically, but you don't want to run the risk of retiring, you know, on a Thursday and Wednesday, the market goes down. Okay. So you wanna have that diversified portfolio and you wanna be investing regularly? You don't typically you don't wanna and nobody can by the way, just invest on one day. If you do that, you do leave yourself the risk of what if there's Bala Tila me in the market. He won invest a bit out of every paycheck. And what that means is if the market goes up, you're buying the stock higher stocks higher the next week in the next week. If it goes down, you're buying it on sale and typically it evens out when you make. Habit of it like that even if the market declines, you're buying it lower. It's called dollar cost averaging but you're buying it lower. So you're actually evening out getting those market like return. So the trick really is diversified portfolio. Of course, keep costs low keep the fees you pay low as we work to do it. Ella vast and invest a bit over time. And which will really be surprised about is the returns that you can get and particularly if you start your twenties bright investing dollar new twenties is worth so much more than in your thirties. Your forties or fifties or sixties because it has the opportunity in the room to grow and men are doing this and the guys are doing this. Ashley, we women leave the majority of our money in the Bank in cash and men leave the majority had the majority of their money invested and the difference has been hundreds of thousands, or for some women even a million dollars more over the course of their lives. The guys are doing. Doing it. And we have it. It's not our fault. You mentioned financial advisor to mostly male the messages from the investing industry tend to be very competition-related, very male, the industry symbol is a bull. That's a phallic symbol. We have been given messages. This is not for us when we've gone to find a financial advisor, we've been greeted by a wall of white males. And so it's felt unapproachable to us in. So we have not been doing this. And it's hurt us. I think also men are. I think this is true men are more confident, and they're often that what makes you. That they should be because they're confident that if something goes wrong, if I invest this money, and I lose it all there's going to be another opportunity. I'm always going to get another job, my friend. Steve I went to Harvard with owns his own business. There's that that kind of confidence and for women, I think were afraid because we're like, I know at some point I'm going to be on my own. And maybe I have these kids to take care of her. I'm thinking of the future, and I want that money to be sitting in the Bank waiting for me if something happens. But with the confidence comes the the risk. Yes. But also the reward how many thoughts I have so many thoughts on what you just said. So I there's a piece of research that says both men and women think about money in terms of water believe it or not for men. It is a river and money comes in and money goes out and the level of the river or the money goes up. It goes down with his always more money women think of money as a pond, which is I got this amount. And this is it and the only direction it goes. Downs. That's number one. Number two. You hit on. You know guy loses job, I've got friends and I'll get another job. And so on there's actually, you know, if guys tend to be more successful, if their friends are more successful. And we all know him. We all know that guy who you like he is so dumb yet. How Faso like how the hell is he so successful? And it's like, oh, yeah. Because he was a fraternity brother was. So what does he do all day? What the hell? How can that be women? That is not the case that we women don't tend to be more successful because our friends are more successful..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"Okay. Wow. Actually take away one of the takeaways. Yeah. And I think we're seeing it today, no matter and actually Spivey spoke on it. I know there's a lot of criticism out there on, you know, we've d. Sacred is the metoo movement too many people are claiming it. There's too many false accusations, and I just have a hard time believing that I just think there's a lot more victims than anybody ever realized. I think a lot of people have been affected by sexual assault, and I think it's shocking right now to the public when so many people are coming out and saying, I've been hurt, but I also think there's an important lesson there and one that Ashley Spivey and I have spoken about is the metoo movement is sacred. We have to hold it up and say, when you when you make claim carries an impact in, it carries a weight to it. Right. And so in this day and age, as we communicate with each other as we throw accusations at each other, we have to make sure that we're doing it in truth and Ashley Spivey spoke on that this she wants to be a messenger of truth. And I think one of the hardest things that for me in this was I was being compared to people that I know I don't ever want to be compared with her. I know that are not on my team and that guy scary for me. And it was also. I really dig it scary for me because I felt like there was something that was so near and dear to my heart, a topic that affected me closely. That I was now being associated with and I couldn't have a chance to control. So I think what I'm trying to say is for anybody out there, listening speak up, talk about it, share this truth, but make sure you're communicating in truth and make sure you're hearing people's stories sport. I, there's an empathy level that needs to be brought into this to listen to trust into. No. And so, yeah. I appreciate actually spy. I really do. I didn't last week. Like her too, because I think she's trying an I respect anybody that's making an effort. I think what she's experiencing as is learning as she goes on how to do that in the right way, and I, she makes missteps all the time won't remember all this is definitely a step in the right direction though. It was so different. Yeah, yeah. So different hearing her talk to you vocally not throw a computer screen. Agree. I think I completely agree. It's just a lot an honestly, it's a lot less intimidating. It's it feels a lot less uncontrollable because as we're pouting back and forth at each other on Twitter, explanations really aren't getting heard. Stories are not getting heard. I think there's a a lot of lessons to be learned here, but I was angry at Ashley last week. I mean, she was my worst enemy about a week and a half ago. And now she somebody that I'm, I'm just. I'm going to always learn from. So again, please donate to rain. I will be donating to rain. The hotline is eight hundred, six, five, six dot hope. Also..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"The more we expose ourselves to these situations and listening to people's stories, the better we can serve them. I think you're spot on. One of the things I've learned from this is Ashley again, has been quick to tell me there's a lot of things I don't understand. As somebody that's not a victim myself, there's a lot of things I don't understand and I have to admit that, right. So somebody, Ashley, it's out there that doesn't understand, but knows it's wrong that maybe has been around somebody that's closely benefited by sexual assault. What can I do? How can I help? How can I relate? How can I make sure that when I do send a message out there to say, hey, let's all be better, but it doesn't come from a place of of not understanding or unrelated -bility, but it comes from a place of for people like yourself to say, there's there's an ally. He's on my team. He's part of the good ones. I think your first statement was kind of the first step in all of that. I think it's wonderful to hear a guy say that he doesn't understand and he'll never know what that feels like. But he he wants to try. I really do feel like that. The first step I think that we all have to step out of our our situations of not knowing how things go and wanting to immediately judge or form an opinion and just saying, you know what? I don't get this. Please tell me more about it really is a first step. I think you've already kind of had experience with this, but just listening to their story and wanting to help them heal through the trauma. I think that's all you can do the. There's obviously a thousand things here actually in this interview that I mean, we could talk about. Hours and. There's there's some big lessons learned. I think through our scenario in this Twitter exchange in how both of us were unable to fully comprehend each other stories just by using Twitter, something we talk about all the time on this podcast is the the beauty, the pros to social media, but also the cons. For you in this kind of Twitter exchange with me, and I don't just want to make this about me because you and I have seen hopefully that, but we are on the same team. What are some of the lessons that you've learned and how you approach these situations from a distance. I think that in in terms of this situation, I've learned that I, I don't always have to be so aggressive. I'm definitely someone who has never been scared, bring an uncomfortable element in to my conversation just because I do feel like a lot of time chain does getting uncomfortable and really digging in beat. But I, I know that I could be a little more aggressive than I would be and for us to really have these types of conversations where people can learn a lot and ten hill allot my my isn't always as useful as it could be if I'm just so aggressive out the gate. So I'm definitely going to work on that. I, I do want. Want to be able to be as optimistic as you. So that's something that I'm definitely taking from yours. My conversation are mini conversations that we've had Trump best. So I mean, thank you at least for inspiring me to try to be better at will in, you know, we can patch back here because I want to thank you. And that's the final question before I let actually. 'cause I know she probably has some stuff that she's holding onto that. She wants to ask you and I know our producer hasn't made a couple of questions as well, and I want to open up the form to that. I also want to make the second to say that anybody out there listening. If you have any questions, if you need someone to talk to you, if you need somebody relate with please Email us at been a nationally iheartmedia dot com. I think we would love to take it in your emails and your stories..
"ashley" Discussed on Sip on This with Ashley Nicole Black
"I'm Ashley Nicole black. And this is a preview for my new advice, podcasts sip on this with Ashley Nicole black. Back in April. I tweeted that I wanted to write an advice column and editor at day magazine got in touch, and by may I had a call. Now. It's a podcast. So I'm basically Oprah and the secret Israel, how do you stay happy? I don't know. I was bullied so very bad. Really? You're sold all night. God those children tried to kill me. And I thought every day I was like well one day I won't have to go to school, and I'll be able to do whatever I want. I know. This sounds crazy. But I'm still it was just so bad that I'm just like thrilled every day don't have to wake up and go to fucking elementary school is joy, there's organizing that needs to be done. There is canvassing. There is the stuff of making political change and anger has historically been wildly catalytic for mass movements to take shape. And so and you should not just think like, oh my God. It's not doing anything. No. That is the thing that is doing something. It's just a reality that impacting into the moment that I'm doing my job to do my job. Then I go, home and. Continue parenting and do all that other stuff. So there's no real option does no opt out for any of it. Really? I bring on all sorts of smart people who I love to get advice from to amber Ruffin, Rebecca trae, Stor my boss Samantha b and a lot more, including my mom, welcome to sip on this..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"I've been trying to think of like the right words, but sometimes you you have to do what's right for you. Yeah. Even if other people don't think it's quote right now because it took you where you were going. Yeah, and it's not like it was some frivolous kiss. It was a very dramatic moment of like passion that happened once in with my now fiance's. So it's like, oh, so. Listeners out there. These are the cool moments for me and Ashley, I know that this is the moments that transcend the show. We've talked about many times before the show is super fun to watch. It's super fun to make fun of the people in. It's super fun to to live life AKC through them, and it's super fun to get to know them personally and then laugh with him about their crazy antics in their failures at dating. It's the beauty of this show, but there's moments that transcend the show and become reality in Ashley's engaged, the man that she loves and she cares about and the she'll spend a life with, and I feel similar sentiments until the show becomes very personal at times, not all the time, but at times it becomes very personal to me because it has has defined and marked a huge moment in a huge part of my story in. So for anybody out there listening, I wanna close this first segment with simply this, you watch this show with a light heart, watch it for fun. Watch it for entertainment, watch it because you wanna watch crazy people. Crazy things date, tons of people at once and see how they do it, but also along the way, realize that true love can exist through injury. Love can exist for you out there listening and it doesn't have to come through crazy avenues like the bachelor. But if it does the know that it's real and Ashley's love story is real and she's allowed us to watch it and listen to it and feel it. And nowadays, Ashley is preparing for a wedding. I n that is an incredibly beautiful, beautiful thing. And I want to transition in the most serious way because I do take this personally. I love Ashley, Jared, a ton and Kevin's a great guy, but they're about to start their lives together in relationships are hard in marriages are hard in their difficult and they need our support. And so I take this personally in saying, let support Ashley and Jarrod as a couple. Let's let's lift them up as saying success story in bachelor nation. Let's think them for allowing us to watch the story along the way. And let's wish. Kevin the best and say, Kevin, I hope you find the most loved possible in bachelor impaired eyesight. And with that, we got a transition, Ashley, I'm dying over here because bachelor in paradise. The first episode of bachelor in paradise is one of the craziest things I've ever seen. I mean, it was here inner Tehmina. There is a statue cast. It's like an a. list bachelor cast anybody. Why? Who's day listeners? Well, we got, we got caught in to you. We at grocery store, Joe who was such a big deal for somebody who only had a night one appearance, but he's so adorable and everybody likes him. Everybody in this cast would pro every girl in this cast would rabidly make out with horses, George? Oh, he's just adorable. And then we have KENDALL of course runner third place in our season. We have Chris are the Jarama clean of Becca season. We have Kenny king. The most. Loveable warm dad that we know from Rachel season. And then we have, of course, chicken and former chicken and David. I mean, for which is David and his arch nemesis or so. He was back in back season which is shortage in who showed up in golden underpants and. You're spot on Ashley, and that's the crazy part about bachelor in paradise. It's I'm watching this episode and I come in. I come with my judgments, right? I remember crystal as being crystal from our season, the crazy one..
"ashley" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"And then all of a sudden he makes a move on you and you find yourself making out with him and five years later, you're marrying him and then you're like the happiest person. It'd be a really good husband, you know, like he's, he probably be obsessed with you and like just like, really, really care. I agree, Ashley, Amy, everybody out there. This is the end of another season almost famous podcast, a beca. You know what? As a bachelorette she, she completed, she found love. We appreciate her letting her love story be displayed on TV for us all to watch to criticize to be entertained by into explore and everybody out there listening at. I know we joke a lot in, I know that this becomes fun and lighthearted, and we sometimes kind of stray away from the show itself. But we really appreciate you listening share with your friends. We want to continue to do this podcast for years and years to come. We just have fun talking to you. We have fun listening to your calls. We have fun reading your e mails. We have fun when you come up to us at random places and say, just loved the podcast. We really. Do love you. This is a big deal to us. And so with that, I want to say thank you to all the listeners, Amy, thank you for all the work you've put on in eastern. Thank you for the work you put in Erica and Mark back in studio, Ashley eras. Thank you again. This has been another season of almost famous podcast. We're not taking a break. There were starting right back over with bachelor in paradise out. We'll see tomorrow, but let's take a second to celebrate. So tomorrow after bachelor in paradise, we'll have a special podcast with Kinney, Eric, kindle Annelies, and we'll play the who the heck are you again with Angela? We're right back at it with bachelor in paradise. Starting tomorrow. We love you. We appreciate you, Ashley. You're the best the best co host. I could think even Paget. So, hey, you're the best I could ever have now come on now age during the season. This is a big season garett. Congratulations, Becca. Congratulations. Blake, we'll have fun watching you day. Twenty six dollars very soon. That I've been been. I've been Ashley. Bye. Follow the Ben and Ashley, I almost famous podcasts on iheartradio or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts..