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2023.06.02 03:59 Zauberin3477 Can anyone help me with my screwy 2014 Chevy Impala LTZ, this is a doozy.

I have been told that this is place to ask about car problems. I have yet to find a mechanic that has been able to figure out what is wrong with it, and my google searches have come up with nada. I really appreaciate you taking the time to read and help me out.
I own a 2014 Ceverolet Impala LTZ : https://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/impala/2014/review/
It was great until it didn't like to turn on normaly. It has been happening for more than 2 years at this point and nobody knows what is broken. It is an electrical issue. This is a list of the issue that I have cataloged: not turning on at all (usually unhooking the battery will reset something so the car can start), not turning on correctly: no radio, bluetooth not working, screen theme resets to the factory, AC not coming on, but it definatly DOES work, the temp is not displayed on the screen, center consol screen not coming on, cooling seats not working. The car also shuts down wrong sometimes having wierd lights pop up, or shuts off too fast without having the radio play music until I leave the car. I am certain that it is Not the battery(has been replaced), alternator(it would have given out by now), and starter. For the most part, if I unhook the battery for 10-30 minutes everything is fine, until after a few trips it will start acting wierd again. As far as I can tell, there is absolutly nothing wrong with my engine. This wierd problem never sets off a check engine light, and even when I have had the codes read, there is nothing explaining this issue.
I feel like these things make this issue more common: rainy weather, hot summer time weather, and trips that are less than 15 mins or 5 miles of driving.
I did at one point read something that sounded a lot like my issue, however, it had something to do with the physical ignition that a Keyed car would use. My car is a push button start.
Please and thank you for any help you can offer me. I have no idea at this point, and I realze that I would drive my car into the ground if I could reliably turn on and off without worring about if this problem is going to make make me late . Dude, my boss even sat with me one night after work, because he caught me taking my battery off. So embarassing.
I'll post an update if someone figures this one out.
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Thoughts? 1986 3500$
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2023.06.01 01:45 Moronibot 🌟2023-05-31: From Battlefields to Temple Grounds 🏯, Elder Stevenson's Brazilian Adventure 🇧🇷, and President Eyring's 90th Birthday Wisdom 🎂📘 Dive into today's Latter-day Saint news!

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The BYU Religious Education department shares a video about their newest publication, "Battlefields to Temple Grounds," which explores how World War II Pacific battlefields in Guam and Micronesia have become peaceful temple grounds. Watch the video here.
Geoff Steurer's blog post discusses the importance of formal disclosure as part of the healing process after betrayal, as it helps partners face reality, reduce shame, and work on rebuilding trust. Read more here.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reports that Elder Gary E. Stevenson recently visited Brazil and met with the mayor of São Paulo, a Catholic Cardinal, and the leaders of the largest mosque in Brazil. Read more here.
Dan Peterson reflects on a recent trip to Jerusalem and revisits the significance of the Six-Day War in Israel's history, highlighting the significance of the event for Zionist Jews around the world. Read more here.
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Charlotte North Carolina Temple, which was announced by Church President Russell M. Nelson during the April 2023 general conference. Read more here.
Jeff Teichert reassures readers of "Meridian Magazine" that they can find perfection in Christ, even if their family situation is not ideal or picture-perfect, and emphasizes that being made perfect in Christ means being made whole through Him. Read more here.
Cali Black encourages us to ask for help and rely on our Heavenly Father in difficult times, using Matthew 26:39 as a guide in her One Minute Scripture Study podcast. Read more here.
Breck England discusses the meaning and significance of the sixth seal in the Book of Revelation, and how it relates to our spiritual foundations. He discusses how Joseph Smith, Jr. was called upon to receive revelations at a time when people were experiencing despair, and how we can turn to the Lord for guidance during difficult times. Listen to the podcast to learn more. Read more here.
In his article "Discovering Atonement Theory", mdavidhuston describes his initial discovery of atonement theory through a Wikipedia search, discusses its various interpretations, and reflects on its implications for one's view of the world and others. He then delineates four atonement theories held by various Christian philosophers, including the penal substitution theory and the adoption theory. This article encourages Latter-day Saints to study, understand, and appreciate the method by which our sins are remitted. read more here.
The Church News shares an interview with President Henry B. Eyring in honor of his 90th birthday, reflecting on his life, lessons learned, and his 38 years of Church service including his remarkable wife Kathy and his calling as a counselor in the First Presidency. read more here.
Richard Ostler interviews Debra Oaks Coe, an active LDS mother of 5, and longtime LGBTQ ally on his podcast, where they discuss the latest research on Gen Z, their mental health, and what can be done to help them feel needed and a clear feeling of belonging. Coe also shares practical examples about creating belonging in family and ward congregations, as well as how her family and congregation handled her gay son coming out. If interested in learning more, the podcast contains links to her Deseret News Op-Ed, a sheep story, and an earlier related episode. Read more
The AML Online Book Club is set to discuss Mikayla Orton Thatcher's memoir Beehive Girl on June 25th, and Thatcher herself will be joining the discussion. Beehive Girl is a unique memoir that offers a window into a forgotten Young Women's program, and follows Thatcher as she documents her personal journey fulfilling the original Beehive Girls’ requirements as a modern adult. The book is part memoir, part project book, and includes Thatcher's account of skills such as making furniture, milking a goat, and caring for a hive of bees. The discussion will be held on Zoom, and readers can request a link by replying to the AML post. Read more here.
Jeff Lindsay reflects on the universal scope of the atonement and salvation of little children in the Book of Mormon and how it reveals God's fairness and mercy towards all His children. Lindsay notes that the Book of Mormon provides meaningful echoes of these doctrines that are later revealed in the Doctrine and Covenants. He highlights 2 Nephi 9:23-26 and Jacob's teachings concerning the mercies of the Holy One of Israel and how they are claimed through the atonement of Christ. Lindsay argues that these teachings demonstrate the universal scope of God's love and should give us hope and faith in a fair, merciful God. Read more here.
BYU researchers are developing a prescription-like system for chronic back pain that will prescribe patient-specific back pain remedies like doctors would prescribe medication, in efforts to help reduce opioid addiction. BYU is one of 10 major universities (along with Harvard, Ohio State, and the University of Utah) tapped to help with this $150 million effort by the Back Pain Consortium Research Program. The research team is collecting data on both biopsychosocial well-being and spinal motion. Preliminary results have been very promising and show that spinal motion phenotypes correlate with biopsychosocial well-being; patients in certain phenotypes experience much more severe pain than others. These findings support the practice of motion-based diagnostics, as well as the theory that patients who exhibit similar phenotypes will respond in like manner to similar treatments. Ongoing research by the BYU team and others is dedicated to identifying the optimal treatments for patients with chronic low back pain according to their individual needs. Read more here.
Trevor Holyoak reviews the latest installment of The Joseph Smith Papers, which covers the first four and a half months of 1844, including Joseph Smith's announcement of his presidential campaign, the formation of the Council of Fifty, the increasing hostility from various sources, and new doctrines being brought forth, among other things, including all seven known versions of the King Follett Discourse. Read more here.
The Interpreter Radio Show discusses New Testament lesson 24, "Continue Ye in My Love" covering John 14-17 in their May 14 segment of the New Testament in Context. Read more here.
Pam Peebles explores the topic of personal identity and how we choose to identify ourselves, sharing one man's own self-identification as a disciple of Christ on the Third Hour blog. Read more here.
Ted Gibbons writes about the significance of praying in the name of Jesus Christ, emphasizing the power and authority found in doing so as a family member and invoking our elder brother's name with reverence and gratitude. Read more here.
Geoff Steurer discusses the importance of formal disclosure in healing from betrayal, including how it helps both partners enter reality, reduces shame, and encourages self-reflection, in his blog post "Why Formal Disclosure Matters (Part 1)." Read more here.
John Claybaugh offers teaching and study aids for Lesson 24 of the Come, Follow Me New Testament curriculum, with a focus on John 14 and the teachings on the two Comforters that Jesus promised to send to His followers. Read more here.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Charlotte North Carolina Temple, which was revealed by Church President Russell M. Nelson during the April 2023 general conference. Read more here.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles meets with government and religious leaders, including the mayor of São Paulo, a Catholic Cardinal, and leaders of the largest mosque in Brazil, during his ministry tour in Recife and São Paulo, Brazil. Read more here.
Breck England, writing for Meridian Magazine, discusses the sixth seal and what it reveals about the last days, including a world haunted by war and despair. He also shares how the Lord provided guidance to help us navigate these troubled times. The article includes a podcast episode on this topic. Read more here.
In a recent blog post on The Interpreter Foundation, hosts Terry Hutchinson, John Gee, and Kevin Christensen discuss Lesson 24 in Come, Follow Me on John 14-17 in their New Testament in Context segment on the May 14 episode of Interpreter Radio. Read more here.
In his Listen, Learn, and Love podcast, Richard Ostler hosts Debra Oaks Coe, who shares the latest research on Gen Z, their mental health, the importance of belonging, and also talk about her experience as an active LDS mother of a gay son and shares her family love story. Read more here.
Cali Black reflects on a difficult time in her life and shares a lesson she learned through studying Matthew 26:39 in her latest blog post on the One Minute Scripture Study podcast. She encourages readers to ask for help when needed and reminds them that it is okay to do so. Read more here.
BYU Religious Education has released a new book titled "Battlefields to Temple Grounds," which shares the inspiring stories of how World War II Pacific battlefields in Guam and Micronesia became peaceful temple grounds. The book is edited by R. Devan Jensen and Rosalind Meno Ram and is available for purchase now. Learn more about the authors and get your copy on the RSC website. read more here.
In his blog on Patheos, Dan Peterson reflects on his experience attending a conference as a young graduate student in 1976 that featured prominent Latter-day Saint scholars such as Truman Madsen and Hugh Nibley, and how it impacted his scholarship and faith. He shares personal anecdotes and highlights the importance of intellectual rigor and spiritual sensitivity in the pursuit of truth. Read more here.
The Church News shares an interview with President Henry B. Eyring discussing the lessons he's learned in his 90 years of life, including the importance of serving the Lord in all things and how every good thing in his life has been a byproduct of that service, including meeting his wife. Read more here.
The AML Online Book Club will discuss Mikayla Orton Thatcher’s memoir, Beehive Girl, on June 25th with Thatcher herself joining the conversation, as former Mormon Young Women work is explored through a funny and heartfelt account of fulfilling the original Beehive Girls’ requirements. Read more here.
Jeff Teichert discusses in his article that being perfect in Christ starts with accepting that we are not perfect and being made perfect in Christ is not about being perfect in fact but borrowing from His perfection and allowing us to be made complete, which means being wholeness through Him. Teichert goes on to argue that we are strengthened by being perfected through Christ and can live an extraordinary and exemplary life no matter our circumstances. Read more here.
In his post "Cherishing the Book of Mormon’s Teachings on the Fairness of God, Including the Universal Scope of the Atonement and Salvation of Little Children" on the Arise from the Dust blog, Jeff Lindsay discusses how the Restored Gospel reveals a vastly more merciful God, who treats His children with fairness, and opens the gates of salvation to all who accept and follow Jesus Christ, including those who lived and died before Christ was born. He explores how doctrines related to the fairness of God can be found in the Book of Mormon, particularly in 2 Nephi, and provides insight on the universal scope of the atonement.
Trevor Holyoak reviews the latest volume of The Joseph Smith Papers, which covers the first four and a half months of 1844 and includes letters mostly to and from Joseph Smith, discourses, a revelation, a poem he wrote in an autograph book, and all known versions of the King Follett Discourse, among other documents, and notes how helpful the thorough notes and supplementary material are in contextualizing and understanding the documents. read more here.
mdavidhuston reflects on the discovery of 'atonement theory' and how it has expanded his understanding of the Atonement of Jesus. He calls the understanding of Jesus’ atoning work as a simple concept where being mortal meant that one was going to sin, resulting in necessary punishment, which Jesus took on to enable forgiveness, the “orthodox” view of atonement, which provides only one of the many ways atonement theory can be comprehended by Christians. He argues that the various ways of comprehending Jesus’ work of atoning can impact how Christians view and connect with the world around us. read more here.
The Back Pain Consortium Research Program, created by the NIH to find effective therapies for chronic low back pain, has tapped BYU, which is running clinical trials to find similarities between people for whom the same treatment is the most effective, developing a s system to prescribe patient-specific back pain remedies like doctors would prescribe medication, along with other key institutions in the program, to identify optimal treatment plans that can be shared among clinics and physical therapists, eliminating the current trial and error patients must go through, focusing on treatments including the medication Duloxetine, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and enhanced self-care, with a multidisciplinary group of BYU researchers and students, working to collect data on both biopsychosocial well-being and spinal motion, including offering a prescription-like system for chronic low back pain that uses wearable nanocomposite sensors and AI to create a “Phenotype-Driven Perscription” individually tailored to each patient's needs. read more here.
The Leading Saints podcast rebroadcasts an interview with Brent Daines and Jason Coombs about Daines' ministering to Coombs during his struggle with addiction, including how Daines saw him as Christ would see him, and how Coombs eventually became able to change. read more here.
The Interpreter Foundation posts an article titled "Conference Talks: 'A theory! A theory! We have already got a theory, and there cannot be any more theories!'", which discusses the three common views regarding the translation of the Book of Mormon that are still held by some. Read more here.
The Interpreter Foundation shares a post titled "Conference Talks: 'A theory! A theory! We have already got a theory, and there cannot be any more theories!'" discussing three common theories regarding the translation of the Book of Mormon and their flaws. Read more here.
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2023.05.30 15:04 Floodman11 Everything YOU need to know about the 2023 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans - Ask your questions here!

With only days separating us from the Centenary Edition of the 24 Heures du Mans, it's time again for the Le Mans Primer thread! This is the place if you’ve got any questions about the 2023 Le Mans event, no matter how small! There are no dumb questions about Le Mans!

CONTENTS

The Race

It all comes back to Le Mans. A century ago, people asked ‘Could a car continue to drive for 24 hours straight?’, an event was made to test that theory, and a legacy in racing, motorsport, and motoring was born. The 24 Heures du Mans is the holy grail of endurance motor racing, and brings up its Centenary edition this year. In its 100 year history, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is recognised as the most prestigious and gruelling test for innovations and improvements in motorsport technology. Technologies such as disk and air brakes, streamlined bodywork, fuel, oil, and lubricant improvements, improvements to engine efficiency and longevity, even things as simple as LED lighting and windscreen wiper blades have been trialled and tested at Le Mans. The normally hot conditions in the middle of June stretch the limits of reliability, with all the teams knowing that in order to beat their competitors, they must first beat the event. A variety of different engine configurations, displacements, positions, fuels, and hybrids have won over the history of the event. So far, petrol-fuelled traditional piston engines have been the most successful. Mazda managed to win using a Wankel Rotary engine in 1991 with the Mazda 787b (oh god listen to that sound!), while Audi was the first to win with an alternate fuel, taking victory in the diesel-powered R10 TDI in 2006. 2012 ushered in the era of the Hybrid, with Audi taking victory in the R18 e-tron Quattro, featuring a flywheel hybrid engine.

Qualifying

The Qualifying format for Le Mans is unique to the event, and called Hyperpole. In this format, all classes are permitted to use the track in the 1 hour qualifying session on Wednesday evening. The top 6 cars from each of the 4 classes then progress to the Hyperpole session on Thursday night, which sets the top of the grid for each class. This means that each class will be segregated on the final grid.

Session Times

  • Ligier European Series Practice 1 – Sunday June 4th, 08:00 Local, 06:00 UTC, 02:00 ET, 16:00 AEST – 45 Minutes
  • Ligier European Series Qualifying 1 – Sunday June 4th, 09:15 Local, 07:15 UTC, 03:15 ET, 17:15 AEST – 20 Minutes
  • Test Day Session 1 - Sunday June 4th, 10:00 Local, 08:00 UTC, 04:00 ET, 18:00 AEST – 3 Hours
  • Ligier European Series Race - Sunday June 4th, 14:00 Local, 12:00 UTC, 08:00 ET, 22:00 AEST – 60 Minutes
  • Test Day Session 2 - Sunday June 4th, 15:30 Local, 13:30 UTC, 09:30 ET, 23:30 AEST – 3 Hours
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Practice 1 – Wednesday June 7th, 09:00 Local, 07:00 UTC, 03:00 ET, 17:00 AEST – 45 Minutes
  • Ferrari Challenge Practice 1 – Wednesday June 7th, 10:15 Local, 08:15 UTC, 04:15 ET, 18:15 AEST - 45 Minutes
  • Road To Le Mans Practice 1 – Wednesday June 7th, 11:30 Local, 09:30 UTC, 05:30 ET, 19:30 AEST – 1 Hour
  • Free Practice 1 - Wednesday June 7th, 14:00 Local, 12:00 UTC, 08:00 ET, 22:00 AEST - 3 Hours
  • Qualifying Practice - Wednesday June 7th. 19:00 Local, 17:00 UTC, 13:00 ET, Thursday 03:00 AEST - 1 Hour
  • Road To Le Mans Practice 2 – Wednesday June 7th, 20:30 Local, 18:30 UTC, 14:30 ET, Thursday 04:30 AEST - 1 Hour
  • Free Practice 2 - Wednesday June 7th, 22:00 Local, 20:00 UTC, 16:00 ET, Thursday 06:00 AEST - 2 Hours
  • Ferrari Challenge Practice 2 – Thursday June 8th, 09:00 Local, 07:00 UTC, 03:00 ET, 17:00 AEST – 45 Minutes
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Practice 2 – Thursday June 8th, 10:55 Local, 08:55 UTC, 04:55 ET, 18:55 AEST – 45 Minutes
  • Road To Le Mans Qualifying Practice – Thursday June 8th, 12:55 Local, 10:55 UTC, 06:55 UTC, 20:55 AEST – 20 Minutes x 2 Classes
  • Free Practice 3 - Thursday June 8th, 15:00 Local, 13:00 UTC, 09:00 ET, 23:00 AEST - 3 Hours
  • Road To Le Mans Race 1 - Thursday June 8th, 18:30 Local, 16:30 UTC, 12:30 ET, Friday 02:30 AEST - 55 Minutes
  • HYPERPOLE - Thursday June 8th, 20:00 Local, 18:00 UTC, 14:00 ET, Friday 04:00 AEST - 30 Minutes
  • Free Practice 4 - Thursday June 8th, 22:00 Local, 20:00 UTC, 16:00 ET, Friday 06:00 AEST - 2 Hours
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Qualifying – Friday June 9th, 09:00 Local, 07:00 UTC, 03:00 ET, 17:00 AEST – 45 Minutes
  • Ferrari Challenge Qualifying – Friday June 9th, 10:15 Local, 08:15 UTC, 04:15 ET, 18:15 AEST – 45 Minutes
  • Road To Le Mans Race 2 - Friday June 9th, 11:30 Local, 09:30 UTC, 05:30 ET, 19:30 AEST – 55 Minutes
  • Ferrari Challenge Race 1 - Saturday June 10th, 09:30 Local, 07:30 UTC, 03:30 ET, 17:30 AEST - 45 Minutes
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Race 1 - Saturday June 10th, 10:45 Local, 08:45 UTC, 04:45 ET, 18:45 AEST - 45 Minutes
  • Warm Up - Saturday June 10th, 12:00 Local, 10:00 UTC, 06:00 ET, 20:00 AEST – 15 Minutes
  • RACE START - **Saturday June 11th, 16:00 Local, 14:00 UTC, 10:00 ET, Sunday 00:00 AEST

The Track

The Circuit de la Sarthe covers 13.6 kilometres of the French country side. It combines the permanent race components of the Ford Chicanes, the pit straight, under the Dunlop Bridge and through to Tertre Rouge as well as the normal everyday roads of the Mulsanne straight through to Indianapolis and Arnage. The track has gone through many iterations over the years; originally, the cars raced into the heart of the city, turning just before the river Sarthe, before hurtling down the 8.6 kilometre straight. In 1932, the circuit removed the journey into the city, and more closely resembled the track we see today. Here’s a video of Mike Hawthorn touring the circuit with a camera and microphone attached in 1956, one year after his involvement in the Le Mans disaster. The addition of the Porsche Curves and the Ford Chicanes in 1972 added an extra dimension to the high speed, fast flowing track. In the late 80’s, the Group C prototype cars would reach over 400km/h, achieving average speeds of almost 250km/h in qualifying for the entire lap. This is an onboard of Derek Bell’s Porsche 956 in 1983, showing the ridiculous speeds on this configuration of the circuit. This configuration remained relatively unchanged right up to 1990, until FIA mandations required that for the circuit to be sanctioned, it must not have a straight longer than 2km. The 6km Mulsanne straight was cut down into three relatively equal length portions by two chicanes, giving the iteration of the circuit used today. Allan McNish takes you on an onboard lap of the 2008 circuit in this video. McNish is one of the gods of the modern prototype era, winning Le Mans 3 times; once with Porsche and twice with Audi. For a more comprehensive focus on the track, John Hindhaugh’s track walk takes you on a 30 minute exploration of the track, with in depth focus on corners like the Dunlop Esses, Tertre Rouge, Mulsanne Corner, and the Ford Chicanes.
For some modern on boards, check out the fastest ever lap in the Circuit de la Sarthe: Kamui Kobayashi's 3:14.791 in 2017 Q2, and last year’s Hyperpole lap, by Brendon Hartley, setting a 3:24.408
The Dunlop Bridge
The iconic Dunlop Bridge has been a part of the Le Mans track since 1932, making it the oldest Dunlop Bridge at any track. This part of the track requires a good launch out of the first chicane before cresting the brow of the hill, and plunging through the esses out onto the Mulsanne straight. As the LMP cars are much more maneuverable, caution must be taken passing the slower GT traffic, as Allan McNish discovered in 2011.
Tertre Rouge
Tertre Rouge is the corner that launches the cars onto the long Mulsanne straight. Maintaining momentum through this corner as it opens on exit is imperative to ensure maximum straight line speed heading down the first part of the Mulsanne. The undulation in the road makes for fantastic viewing at night, with some magic images of the Porsches throwing up sparks on the exit in 2014. Finally, this was the location of Allan Simonsen’s fatal crash in mixed conditions in the 2013 Le Mans. The Danish flags will fly at the corner in his memory.
Mulsanne Corner
After the incredibly long Mulsanne straight, the Mulsanne corner nowadays features a subtle right hand kink before the tight 90 degree turn. Here, the cars decelerate from 340 km/h down to below 100 km/h, resulting in a brilliant opportunity to overtake. Again, care must be taken overtaking slower traffic; unaware drivers have caught out faster cars attempting to pass through the kink, such as Anthony Davidson’s spectacular crash in 2012 resulting in a broken vertebra for Davidson.
Indianapolis and Arnage
The Indanapolis and Arnage complex is one of the most committed areas of the track. Hurtling down the hill from the Mulsanne Corner, the road suddenly bends to the right, a corner which only the bravest prototype drivers take flat out, followed by a beautifully cambered open left hander taken in third gear. A short sprint leads the cars into Arnage, the slowest point on the track. The tight right hander was the scene of heartbreak for Toyota in 2014 when the leading #7 broke down and had to be retired after an FIA sensor melted and shut off the electronics. Kazuki Nakajiima was unable to make it to the pits, leaving him stranded on the circuit.
The Porsche Curves
At a terrifyingly high speed, the Porsche Curves is the most committed part of the lap. Getting caught behind GT traffic in this section can mean losing phenomenal amounts of time. This was the site of Loic Duval’s horrific crash in practice for the 2014 event. Keeping momentum through the flowing right-left-right handers that lead into Maison Blanche requires 100% commitment and ultimate precision, with severe punishment for getting it wrong. The exit of the Porsche Curves underwent significant change in 2020, with additional run-off added in the middle part of the section. This has turned the treacherous and claustrophobic sweeping left-hander into an open and sweeping corner, encouraging every little bit of road to be used on the exit. What it hasn’t changed is the terrific consequences for making a mistake
The Ford Chicanes
The final chapter in the 13.6km rollercoaster that is Le Mans is the Ford Chicanes. Two tight left-right handers with massive kerbs are all that separates the driver from the finish line. Watching the cars bounce over the kerbs in beautiful slow motion is certainly something to behold, but 24 hours of mistreatment can lead to suspension and steering issues. The drivers have to be attentive until the very end, lest they throw it all away in the last minutes of the race.
The Circuit de la Sarthe requires over 85% of the lap on full throttle, with the cars accelerating from less than 100km/h to over 300km/h five times each lap. The challenge of having a car finish Le Mans is in itself, an achievement.

The Classes

The WEC consists of three classes on track at once, resulting in three separate races on track each in their own battle for 24 Hours. The classes are split based on their car type, with LMH and LMDh machinery facing off in the Hypercar class, purpose built prototypes with a spec engine and gearbox battling in LMP2, and GT machinery racing in GTE. Each class has its own set of regulations, driver requirements, and relevance for the Le Mans event.

Hypercar

The current top class of endurance sportscars is Hypercar, combining cars built to Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) and Le Mans Daytona (LMDh) specifications. Fighting it out will be LMH machinery from Toyota, Ferrari, Peugeot, Glickenhaus and Vanwall, while Porsche and Cadillac will be racing in LMDh cars. The LMH cars are bespoke sportscars, designed to a strict set of requirements dictating maximum power, drag coefficient, and weight, amongst other parameters, intended to limit the cost of the category. LMDh machines on the other hand are based on the future LMP2 chassis offerings, with manufacturers able to develop their own engines and bodywork, aligning with the power and drag coefficients of LMH. As part of cost-cutting, the Hypercar class is also subject to a Balance of Performance (BoP) formula, to level the playing field and ensure good racing! Hypercars are a little slower than their LMP1 predecessors, with lap times around the 3:24 mark for the Circuit de la Sarthe, which is on par with the 2014 LMP1 cars.

LMP2

The second prototype class is LMP2, and provides an excellent platform for endurance racing on a budget. The LMP2 class features a spec drivetrain and gearbox, using a Gibson V8 producing 400kW, and a selection of three chassis to choose from, of which the Oreca 07 has been the chassis of choice. This ensures that the competition in the class is very tight, and often comes down to the drivers and the team’s performance instead of just having the best car. While LMP2 was capable of 3:25 lap times in years previous, part of the ‘stratification’ of classes with Hypercar’s inclusion, the LMP2 class has lost some power and had some weight added. This should put LMP2 at the heels of the Hypercar pace, but with laptimes outside the 3:28 mark.
LMP2 is the first class that must feature amateur rated (FIA Silver or Bronze) drivers. The Amateurs must drive for a minimum of 6 hours in the car over the course of the race. This means that there's an element of strategy of when to use your amateur driver throughout the race, as the amateur driver is generally slower than the Pros. The pro drivers in this class range from up and coming talent, former F1 drivers, and some of the best sportscar pilots in the world, and with 24 cars in this class, LMP2 is sure to be a hotbed of action over the 24 hours.

LMGTE-Am

GT class cars are cars that are derived from production models, and feature some of the most iconic cars and brands battling it out at the top of the field. The GTE cars are on the border of aero dependency, and can lap Le Mans in around 3:45 in a professional driver’s hands.
This year is the last year of the GTE class, and features 21 cars in a Pro-Am category, with cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, and Chevrolet on the grid. Despite the lack of a Pro category, the driver quality in GTE-Am is still incredibly high, with factory drivers, young stars, experienced champions and every level of experience in between on the grid, with each car featuring one Bronze and one further Bronze or Silver rated driver. With two amateur drivers, the strategy considerations multiply. While GTE-Am might be the class focussed on the least over the course of the race, the stories that come from this class are phenomenal, and it's well worth following.
The GT classes feature a range of different cars and configurations, and to equalise each of these against each other, the class goes through a process called 'Balance of Performance' or BoP. The organisers can adjust each individual car's weight, fuel tank, air restrictor, turbo boost pressures, and aero performance to alter performance levels to enable the different cars to race competitively. This can sometimes be contentious as every team will feel hard done by, but it is a necessary evil to having the variety of cars on the grid.

Innovative Car

Each year, there is the option for an Innovative Car, with untested or innovative technology, allowed to enter in it’s own category. In years past, this has allowed for entries from the Deltawing, or a modified LMP2 to allow amputees to race.
This year, the Innovative Car entry is a modified Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Next-Gen NASCAR, run by Hendrick Motorsports. The Next-Gen NASCAR features modifications to allow it to run safely on the Circuit de la Sarthe, and will be driven by multiple NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, and Le Mans Overall Winner Mike Rockenfeller.

The Legends

Part of the allure of the Le Mans 24 Hours is the history, and the legends steeped in history over the course of its 88 previous editions. The race has had many headline battles in its history - periods of time where two or three teams went toe to toe for years, with the drivers, cars, and brands embroiled in these battles given the chance to elevate themselves above the rest, and show their prowess.
In 2019, we at /WEC, took our normal Le Mans Legends celebrations to a new level; each week, members of the community have been writing reviews on some of the closest, most fascinating finishes in Le Mans history! You can check out these reports below!
Bonus CookieMonsterFL Write-Ups
For a bite-sized history lesson on every Le Mans event, check out this post by u/JohannesMeanAd2, describing every Le Mans in a single sentence!
The early races were dominated by the Bentley company in their Speed 6, who won 5 of the first 7 races. Cars were separated into classes by their engine displacement, and the overall winner was based on distance covered. If two cars had finished with the same number of laps, the car with the smaller displacement was declared the winner. The race wasn't run during the second world war, and comparatively very little information is available on the stories of the early days of Le Mans.
After the second world war, teams such as Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes, and Aston Martin became the dominant teams. This era featured the legendary Jaguar D type, the Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, and the Aston Martin DBR1. Jaguar won 5 times between 1951 and 1957, followed by an era of Ferrari dominance. Drivers such as Mike Hawthorn, Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, and John Fitch became household names as Le Mans became a battle between German engineering and British "garagistas".
Ferrari and Ford was the story of the 60's, with Ferrari winning 6 times straight before Ford won four in a row with the GT40 Mk II, taking their first win in 1966. The story of their rivalry is legendary in it's own right - Henry Ford had almost successfully bought out the Ferrari motor company, only to be knocked back by Enzo himself at the 11th hour. In retaliation, Ford planned to hurt Ferrari where it mattered most; on the track. The Ford GT40 was so comprehensively dominant that it won the 1966 edition 21 laps ahead of the next car back - a Porsche 906/6. None of the Ferrari 330P3's finished the race. This battle gave drivers like Bruce Mclaren, Dan Gurney, and Jacky Ickx their first Le Mans victories, and propelled them to the forefront of motorsport stardom at the height of motorsport's popularity.
The 1970's saw the dawn of Porsche, with the 917k taking the brand's first win in 1970, with the same car winning the following year in the hands of Helmut Marko (yes, that Helmut Marko). It would be 5 years before Porsche would win again, with Matra taking 3 victories in the interim, each at the hands of Henri Pescarolo. Porsche returned with the 936 and the 956/962c dominating the race for the next 20 years. In fact, from 1970, Porsche won 12 times in 18 events, including 7 in a row, and they miiight have been a bit cheeky about it. Amongst these 12 wins, there were 4 for both Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell, and two for IMSA legend Hurley Haywood, as well as the first win for the Joest team in 1984. This era coincided with the introduction, and subsequent destruction of the Group C sportscar formula, widely regarded as the best Sportscar championship regulations of all time. Porsche’s dominance was eventually ended by Jaguar in the XJR-9LM, at the height of Group C’s magic. Ickx's 6 wins at this stage had earned him the nickname 'Mr Le Mans', a fitting title for one of the best drivers in the world at the time.
GT cars became a force to be reckoned with at the end of the Group C era, with classes being split into LMGTP and LMP. McLaren and Porsche had wins in GTP cars, in the F1 GTR and the 911 GT1 respectively, while Porsche, BMW and Peugeot scored LMP wins. 1997 saw the first win for Tom Kristensen, while the following year Allan McNish took his first victory, starting their journeys into the legend books of Le Mans.
The 2000’s ushered in the era of Audi, with all 13 of their wins coming since the turn of the century. GTP was disbanded due to safety issues, being replaced by GT1 and GT2. Audi picked up wins in the R8, the R10, the R15, and the R18, often dominating the might of the Peugeot 908. Audi's dominance elevated not only their drivers to legend status, but also their team managers, car designers, and race engineers. People like Reinhold Joest (team manager), Dr Wolfgang Ullrich (Audisport director), Ulrich Baretzky (engine designer), Leena Gade, Howden Haynes (race engineers) behind the wall and Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello, Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer have become household names in the sport not only for their wins, but their longevity and domination. Audi's dominance was only broken by a win for Bentley in 2003, running basically an Audi under a British racing green skin, and Peugeot in 2009, before being ended for good by Porsche in 2015. After both Porsche and Audi left the top class, Toyota rose to dominance, taking the last 3 Le Mans events in a row!
Between 2015 and 2017, Porsche added to their victories, now holding a record 19 overall victories at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Audi trail with 13, with Ferrari, Jaguar and Bentley holding the next three positions. Toyota finally took their first overall victory in 2018, and have won every year since. Tom Kristensen is has the most victories at Le Mans, with 9 overall victories over his career with Porsche, Audi and Bentley, inheriting the title of Mr Le Mans.

Videos and Documentaries

Entry List

Spotters Guide to be added when released!

Once again, /WEC will have a community spotters guide thanks to the efforts of Ziombel_444! The planned release date is the 6th of June, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Check out Ziombel_444's other work at Spotters.Guide, and support this great effort!

Endurance Chat

/WEC's podcast, Endurance Chat, will have four episodes in the lead up to Le Mans, as well as a Pre-Pre-Race show in the hours before the event. Watch this space for updates!
  • Endurance Chat S8E11 – The Centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans Preview - History, context, and insight into this year’s edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours
  • Endurance Chat S8E12 - The 2023 Le Mans 24 Hour Hypercar Class Guide – COMING SOON
  • Endurance Chat S8E13 - The 2023 Le Mans 24 Hour LMP2 Class Guide – COMING SOON
  • Endurance Chat S8E14 – The 2023 Le Mans 24 Hour LMGTE-Am Class Guide – COMING SOON
In addition, Endurance Chat made a series of features detailing the history of sportscars in the late 60’s and early 70’s, at the transition point of GT and Prototype machinery. The series details some of the machinery, events, and drivers in one of the fastest and most dangerous periods in racing history. You can find a playlist to these features here!

Streaming and Television

In the past, the FIAWEC Broadcast has started from Qualifying Practice. We are awaiting confirmation if that is the case this year – Streams for non-FIAWEC sessions after that point will be subject to the organisers of those series broadcasting those sessions.

  • Official stream OUTSIDE US ONLY - The Le Mans package gives you access to all WEC sessions (Practice, Qualifying, Warm Up and the Race) with a choice of on boards, cross platform compatibility, and up to 5 devices connected at once. Additionally, replays of the event are free after the event. Official comms headed by Martin Haven, Anthony Davidson, and Graham Goodwin, who in my personal opinion properly nail the tone of the event. Has been known to get overloaded and crash however
  • Eurosport will likely be broadcasting the event in a variety of locales throughout Europe. This will be updated when confirmed
  • Radio Le Mans will be streaming live radio for every session
For American audiences, unfortunately the Official stream is geoblocked for your area. American and English-speaking Canadian audiences can access coverage through Motortrend On Demand
  • [Official TV Broadcast distribution](COMING SOON) Find out how to watch in your region!
Any further updates on TV or Streaming distribution will be added as they are released!

Social Media

If you're looking for more interaction, you can find most of the teams, drivers and commentators on Twitter, giving you instant interaction with those in the midst of the event.

If someone wants to make a twitter list for the teams/driveetc for this year, that would be greatly appreciated!

Live timing

Be sure to join the discord for alternate timing solutions!

Get Involved!

By far the most fun you can have watching an endurance race is watching it with the official /WEC Discord! It's a lot of fun and a really great atmosphere to watch the race in!
If you want to have a go at picking who you think will be winning in each class, jump into mwclarkson's Fantasy Endurance Contest! It's free to enter, and if you win, you'll get the satisfaction and achievement of being right!
If there's anything you'd like us to add, or need clarification on, please comment below and we'll add it in!`
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2023.05.30 10:00 ivychen300 Impact Sprinkler Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2023

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2023.05.29 04:12 warrjos93 I wish I could look up my longest clean game on chess.com. It's easy to look up your highest rated win but longest game with no mistakes or blunders would be cooler.

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2023.05.29 01:42 Ok_Shirt_1574 I found something out about TDWT Deluxe from Danicus… yeah, perhaps we treated him too harshly

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2023.05.28 06:25 Immediate-Level792 Anyone using these? Curious to see how they ride? Please advise

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2023.05.27 22:06 jeepluv1 Is this correct for new car insurance?

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2023.05.26 18:34 EmmalynRenato SFF books coming in June 2023

SFF here means all speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, horror, alternate history, magical realism etc).
The following SFF books will be published in the U.S. in June 2023. Other countries may differ. They are mostly new releases, but occasionally there is a re-release or a new edition of a previously published book.
If you know of others, please add them as comments below. If I've made any mistakes, just let me know, and I'll fix them up.
If you are using the Chrome browser, you might find the Goodreads Right Click extension useful, to find out more information on books that you are interested in:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/goodreads-right-click/fbicpmopjallgdpklipffmihodimmcbe?hl=en


June 1
June 2
June 4
June 6
June 8
June 9
June 12
June 13
June 16
June 17
June 18
June 20
June 22
June 26
June 27
June 29
June 30

Edit1: Added in books from Rob J. Hayes' June 2023 list of self-published fantasy books (tag #rjhspb).
Edit2: Added in books from the June 2023 io9 SF/Fantasy list that I'd missed (tag #io9).

Archive
Previous "SFF books coming ..." posts have been collected here. (Thank you mods).

Main Sources
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2023.05.26 18:30 treesnpaper Issue found in Battery Conditioning System

Issue found in Battery Conditioning System
Volt 2017, 71k miles - is in the collision repair shop for damage to the passenger mirror, door scuff, & the rear passenger bumper was chipped. Reviewed the myChevrolet app to find this error while it’s still in the shop today. This error was not occurring prior to bringing it to their shop.
Any information would be helpful - last information I had was this would be resolved today.
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2023.05.26 14:09 Yvngbvll Rear wheel conversion

Rear wheel conversion
I want to do disk brakes in stead of drum and of course I want wilwood buuuut this is the only one I saw and I thought it’d be like 800 bucks but this kit is 2100 any suggestions or different kits?
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2023.05.25 05:18 Icy-Appointment1673 Kristopher Maddigan's Linear Notes Translated Part 2

The Delicious Last Course
The main soundtrack of Cuphead was centered on the big band style, but I wanted to add more different sounds and genres to the DLC's BGM to make it richer in variety. In particular, I wanted a sound reminiscent of early Disney and Hollywood films, by composers such as Max Stiener and Erich Korngold, who were active in Hollywood at the time, and Disney's Leigh Harline and Frank Churchill. It's a style that has become widely known (esspesially the classic score of Snow White by Frank Churchill). Many movies from that era used brilliant tones with strings, harps, and often a celeste at the beginning, and even now, when you hear it, you instantly feel the "golden age" of Hollywood. This song, and a few that follow, contain all the main themes heard in this DLC. Chalice's theme triplet arpeggio, appears in "Baking the Wondertart", "Triumphant Trio", and "Delicious Last Course". In the first few seconds, the Chef Saltbaker theme also makes an appearance. I wanted to include the Boswell Sisters-style female chorus trio used in the announcement trailer for Cuphead on the Switch back in 2019, so Heather Bambrick, Shannon Butcher, and Rique Franks all returned for the DLC's soundtrack. There is also a behind the scenes video on Studio MDHR's YouTube channel, so be sure to check that out.
Lyrics:
Cuphead Mugman and Chalice make a deal As a team Adventuring To help make Chalice real It's the Delicious Last Course Oh the Delicious Last Course One can eat their fill and still stay until the Delicious Last Course It's the Delicious Last Course Oh that Delicious Last Course There's tarts, cakes and pies a dozen scones 'oh my!' for that Delicious Last Course Oh Ms. Chalice just wants to be just as real as real can be With the Wondertart she can then take heart it's off to the bakery Chef Saltbaker has a plan The best tart maker in the land If they're expedient with the ingredients then he might just lend a hand With that Delicious Last Course Oh that Delicious Last Course If there's a single meal to help make Chalice real It's the Delicious Last Course Oh the Delicious Last Course Oh the Delicious Last Course Searching à la carte To bake the Wondertart For the Delicious Last Course Using recipes to get necessities for the Delicious Last Course With a wink and a song as long as nothing goes wrong... With that Delicious Last Course
A Far Off Isle
Most of the backround music for this DLC was produced in a "reverse engineering" manner. When it came to writing A Far Off Isle, I pulled out various themes used in Baking the Wondertart. From there, I changed the time signature and arranged the dark and scary melody of the original song into a bright and joyful one. The violin and organ make an appearance, two very important instruments in the DLC soundtrack. Like the trilogy of songs that play in Saltbaker's final scenes, the main theme of this song is also a variation of the Inkwell Theme, a common four note leitmotif I used a lot in the main game.
Chef Saltbaker
A song inspired by the wonderful recordings left by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. String jazz like the Hot Club of France wasn't covered in Cuphead's original soundtrack, so it was a genre I really wanted to include this time. This is also a song that was created in the manner of reverse engineering. The descending minor scale section from Baking the Wondertart is also used here.
Recipe for Ms. Chalice
Instruments played with mallets, such as the xylophone and marimba, were very popular in the 1920's and 30's. Thanks to the great performances of the famous musicians such as George Hamilton Green/The Joe Green Brothers, Clair Omar Musser, and Teddy Brown, this song was able to take shape. The rising arpeggios phrase at the beginning of this song was conscious of the song "Great Fairy's Fountain" from The Legend of Zelda series, and was also included in "Legendary Ghost from the first Cuphead soundtrack. The female chorus trio from the DLC opening song also appear here. A fun behind the scenes video for this song is also available online, showing Micheal Murphy playing the xylophone brilliantly. Please take a look.
Lyrics:
Oh Chalice Oh Chalice It's time to go adventuring Chalice Oh Chalice Always use the Reci- Always use the Reci- Always use the Recipe Yeah!
Inkwell Isle Four
This is a song strongly influenced by the Hot Club of France. Each solo part features Vern Dorge on clarinet, Chris Bezant on guitar, and Drew Jurecka on violin. All the band members who are good at playing in this style have done a great job. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.
Gnome Way Out
I wanted to include at least one 2-feel jug band style song in this soundtrack, and Glumstone the Giant's stage was just perfect. Ted Warren, who played the drums on this song, is not only capable of playing with a standard drum set, but also a technique called "double drumming." Playing the bass drum with the right hand and the snare drum with the opposite hand. (The pedal was later invented for the bass drum, pre-dating today's common drum sets) I also added a washboard sound for a more vintage finish. Jeff McLeod on piano, peter Hysen on tuba, Jason Logue and Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, Al Kay on trombone, and Vern Dorge on clarinet. At the request of Chad from Studio MDHR, I also included a tribute to Golden Axe.
Porkrind's Provisions
The DLC uses a lot of violins and guitars throughout the story, so I wanted to update Porkrind's theme to include those instruments. By the way, if you play both versions at the same time, the two songs overlap beautifully. The accordion was masterfully played by Jeff McLeod.
Prelude and Proclamation/King of Games' Castle
I wanted the King of Games' castle to feel particularly unique and special in the world of Cuphead. These two songs are inspired by Disney's animated short film series "Silly Symphony." (Such as 1933's Fairytale Kingdom) Most cartoons at the time had a separate main theme and an overture which played loudly at the title card. Following that style, we gave our own take on that formula. The music of Don't Deal with the Devil was created with the intention of paying tribute to the big bands that were active in the past, but in this DLC, I wanted to show respect for the soundtracks of past classic games. For example, these two songs use the "flat six, flat seven, one" chord progression, which is famous for being used in the BGM for "Super Mario Bros." and the "Final Fantasy" series. I use it for all the King of Games songs to keep it cohesive.
Lyrics:
Thee King of Games greets you with pomp and much ado 'To thine's own game play true or thus thou fate shall rue'
Bouree on the Board
I fused the sound baroque music with jazzy improvisation, and it turned out like this. Various versions are played depending on which boss you fight in the game, but this album contains the original soundtrack version. Sharron Lee on violin, Rob Piltch on lute, Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, and Micheal Murphy on xylophone.
Bootlegger Boogie
The main riff of this song was one of many scrapped ideas written for the main game. It was a good call on my part to keep the melody in my back pocket for the DLC because it fits the Moonshine Mob like a glove. The Gertrude Baby Cox-esque scatting is performed by Alana Bridgewater, who is known for the voice of King Dice. The saxophone heard in the beginning is also a C melody saxophone, a very unique and rare instrument that hasn't been used much since the 1930's. It can be said that this song is like a distant relative of "Shootin' n' Lootin'" from the main story, since both have the same progression and overall structure. Vern Dorge on C melody saxophone, Al Kay on trombone, and Mike Murley on the tenor saxophone.
King of Games' Castle (Rococo)
I thought I should prepare at least one different arrangement for King of Games' Castle, so I changed it into a relaxed version using the styles of baroque and rococo music that played once you beat all of the mini-bosses. Allison Melville on recorder, Laura Chambers on alto Flute, and Melissa Scott on oboe.
The Queen's Riguadon
Instead of using Bouree on the Board, I decided to write a new song for the queen since she is the final boss of that area. It follows the rhythm of a riguadon, (a baroque sub-genre) and uses the "flat six, flat seven, one" chord progression abundantly. Allison Melville on recorder, Rob Weymouth on trumpet, Stephen Boda on harpsichord, and Andrew Rasmus on timpani.
High-Noon Hoopla
This is the result of combining traditional big band with "western swing," popularized by artists such as Gene Autry, Merl Lindsay, and Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. The violin, electric guitar, lap steel, and blue yodel really do give this track an authentic feel. Blue yodeling is a singing technique that was popularized by country singer Jimmie Rodgers, and Russel De Carle provides a beautiful singing voice on this song. Drew Jurecka on violin, Burke Carol on lap steel, Jason Louge on trumpet, and Jen Stephen on tuba. Of all the boss songs in Cuphead, this is the only one that is mostly in the major key.
Chef Saltbaker (Piano)
I don't have much to say about this song. John Herberman did a wonderful and mischievous piano arrangement.
Doggone Dogfight
Like Bootlegger Boogie, this was another scrapped idea for the main story. This song, as well as "Murine Corps" from the base game, were inspired by the music from the famous "Lindy Hop" dance scene in the movie "Hellzapoppin'." (Which also features jazz musician Slim Gallard!) The guitar in this song is heavily inspired by the works of Charlie Christian. This song is based on several riffs, and had a slightly different approach than the usual composition process. Ben Bishop on guitar, Jeff McLeod on piano, Mark Duggan on vibraphone, Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, and Mike Murley on tenor sax.
Inkwell Isle Four (Piano)
Performed by the great Canadian pianist Jeff McLeod, this version departs from the "Hot Club of France" approach, and instead goes for a finish reminiscent of great stride piano players like James P. Johnson and Art Tatum.
One Hell of a Dream
This is one of my favorite songs in this album. The main riff came to me first, and I developed it from there. I was heavily inspired by the beautiful score of Joby Talbot's ballet "The Winter's Tale." The harp section was decided by Sanya Eng. Phrases with a lot of semitone shifts would be difficult to pull off in one shot. I thought it would be impossible, but Sanya really surprised me when she pulled it off in less than a few tries. In this song, I was able to incorporate various ideas into the arrangement. For example, one day I happened to be at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, and on the same day Colin Maier was recording a musical saw for another project, and I was like, 'Oh, by all means, I need you to play on this song.' He gladly obliged. Christina Faye on piano and celeste, with Colleen Cook on clarinet. Special thanks to Peter Smith for arranging it to loop seamlessly in-game.
An Ominous Stroll
This piece is the result of an attempt to compose a song (almost) strictly using the twelve-tone technique, invented by Arnold Schoenberg. Using this technique while writing this song was a fun exercise to express myself freely, while still having constraints. The first sequence of notes that show up in this song appear briefly in "One Hell of a Dream," but I originally wasn't going to add that here as the intro, as it seemed arbitrary to me in hindsight, but I ended up doing it anyway because it added a link between the two songs, plus I just thought it sounded cool. A good call on my part. It was a worthwhile challenge to create another version of the Inkwell Theme using the twelve-tone techniques. Both the melody and chords follow the twelve-tone technique, using retrograde, as well as antigrade. The synth-like sound comes from the novachord, an organ-type instrument manufactured by Hammond and sold briefly from 1939 to 1942. I really wanted to use it this time, specifically as a tribute to "The Blue Fairy" (composed by Leigh Harline) from Disney's Pinnochio. The composition of this song itself, combined with the sounds of the nova chord and musical saw, results in a finish that expresses the feeling of being "possessed." Colin Maier plays the musical saw, and I play the novachord.
Joyous Promenade
In response to Studio MDHR's request (We want a fanfare-like song that plays on the world map while the Devine Relic is equipped) I decided to use my favorite song from my personal favorite game as a starting point. Cid's theme from Final Fantasy 7 heavily influenced this piece, thanks to the loud drums and relaxed theme with a celebratory mood. Nothing is more uplifting than the sound of a brass band and organ blaring in a church, and I wanted to recreate that feeling with this song. The melody is triumphant, but at the same time, it has a melancholic tone that makes you feel like you still have some regrets. I wanted to save the highest moments of joy for the ending, so I kept it low-key here. The organ is played by Stephen Boda, and the trumpet is played by Rob Weymouth.
An Ominous Stroll/Joyous Promenade (Piano)
Two piano arrangements featuring John Herberman's brilliant performance. Listening to it like this, you can clearly see how high his musicality is and how diverse his styles are. Even with the same material, just changing the instruments played brings out unexpected elements of the song, which makes it fun to compare the two versions. Without the skill of an arranger who carefully reviews the material, strips away what is unimportant, and leaves only what is necessary, it's difficult to achieve such a finish.
Delicious Last Course Release Date Trailer
This song was prepared for the trailer that was unveiled at "The Game Awards 2021." It was a real treat to create the music for this amazing puppet-style trailer produced by Screen Novelties. I wanted to cram as many nods to the bosses shown in the trailer as possible the introductory scene of Mortimer Freeze uses the same instruments as Snow Cult Scuffle. For the Sherrif Winchester scene, I included a galloping coconut sound for a western motif. The deadline was very short, and there was sadly no time to call the band members for the Glumstone the Giant section. Working out the structure of the song so that it fit perfectly with the video was like solving a puzzle, it was a lot of fun.
Caute Cave Mortem
The title for this song is Latin for "Caution, beware death." Just from that alone, you can imagine what lies ahead. Initially, we planned to play this song in the basement hallway of the bakery, and The Finishing Touch was for Saltbaker's first phase, but we decided that The Finishing Touch best suited the hallway scene, and so this song was cut. Even so, I wanted to include this song, The Finishing Touch, and Baking the Wondertart as part of a trilogy, with the intention of listening to them continuously. The eerie organ was played by Stephen Boda.
The Finishing Touch
Reusing existing material is important for both efficiency and keeping the whole soundtrack cohesive. That's why this song and Caute Cave Mortem are based almost entirely on the minor 7 chord of Saltbaker's theme, or the four notes that appear in the Inkwell Theme. I used Saltbaker's chords for the low organ clusters, clarinet passages reminiscent of the ballet "Daphnis and Chloe," and descending phrases played by various instruments. Even the flute melody and chord progression are variations on the theme of Inkwell. The reason I started this sequence in C minor was because I wanted to make effective use of the lowest possible register of the organ. Colleen Cook and Anthony Thompson on clarinet, Laura Chambers and Amelia Lyon on flute, and Conrad Glutch on the superb double bass clarinet. The strings represent the unlucky soul about to be trapped in the Wondertart. And the familiar violin and guitar sounds that symbolize Saltbaker's conscience (and Inkwell Isle Four as a whole) also begin to be heard in this song.
Baking the Wondertart
This was the first song that I began working on for the Delicious Last Course. I wanted to have a majestic Bach-esque pipe organ leading two big bands. This song is a tribute to the final boss fights of video games heard throughout the ages, in every way possible. The Latin chorus, the organ, the odd time signature... These are all typical tension-building techniques used repeatedly in a fight against a game's biggest villian. The section featured around 1:56 is reminiscent of the end of Holst's "Mars," and Mahler's 1st symphony, "Titan." I created this section first, and later reconstructed it for the opening song of this album. (I changed it into a major key and made it sound more spectacular than scary) Shortly afterwards, the melody of "A Far Off Isle" reappears. Like most of the BGM for this DLC, this song came first, and the melody and rhythm of A Far Off Isle was made through reverse engineering. My personal favorite section at 2:20 features the two bands playing the same phrase together beautifully. If at 3:24 you hear a variation of the Inkwell Theme, and if the battles of the five island's come to life in your mind, then you've done exactly what the composer intended. Throughout the song, the two big bands huddle and separate, shooting instrumental cannons at each other, much like a personal favorite Silly Symphony of mine, "Music Land." For this track, I wanted to create a piece where all 110+ musicians who took part in the project would play at the same time. Please listen with high quality headphones to catch every instrument possible. Drew Jurecka on violin, Mark Duggan on vibraphone, Stephan Boda on organ, Tedd warren and Davide DiRenzo on drums, and Paul Novotny on double bass.
Lyrics:
Cave (Beware) Mortem (Death) Calix (Chalice) Poculum (Cup) Caput (Head) Olla (Mug) Homo (Man) Cave (Beware) Mortem (Death)
Triumphant Trio
One of the hardest things about recording during the pandemic was that we couldn't do it whenever we wanted to, so we had to record whenever we could. As a result, most of the soundtrack was recorded long before the game's release, (About a full year ahead of time!) and this song ended up with more sections than needed for the ending cutscene. It's definitely better to have more than to realize there's not enough when you can't record more. It's hard to write a song that covers all dialogue needed for each scene, but also has "pause points" so that the music can be paused until the player manually advances to the next scene. It was worth the challenge. Thanks to the talented programmers at Studio MDHR, this song fits seamlessly into the game and flows naturally with the scenes.
A Chef's Coda
This song was a lot of fun to make. I esspesially enjoyed working out the lyrics. Thanks to Peter McGillivray for providing the voice of Chef Saltbaker, who is a exquisitely pathetic character. He's not really a villian, he just went astray somewhere. Another thing to point out is that this contains some familiar tutorial themes from both the main game, and this DLC. Christina Faye on piano, Ben Bishop on guitar, and Drew Jurecka foes the whistling.
Lyrics:
I am Chef Saltbaker I have been a naughty crook The recipe was in my book The recipe was overcooked
I should not have let all of that power go to my head Now I'll bake for good Now I'll bake my bread
I have learned my lesson I have learned my lesson well It's better to bake in heaven than to cook in hell
I'm still the best tart maker best tart maker in the land My baking will bring cheer to my new friends whom I hold dear
The Key Ingredients
Like the opening song of this album, this is also a gorgeous orchestral piece in the style of 1930's film music. I am particularly conscious of the ending of the movie "Singing in the Rain," which was composed mainly by George Stroll and Nacio Herb Brown. I wanted to finish off the DLC the way I started the main story, so I used the same melody as "Don't Deal with the Devil," and rearranged it in the style of jazz pianist Count Basie. I brought back Shoptimus Prime to do their barbershop quartet, with Kelsey Grant on the trombone.
Lyrics:
Well Cuphead and his pal Mugman their new friend Chalice too By chance they stopped into a Bakeshop mischief was on the menu Now the debts are paid the pastries are baked There is one thing left to say The Delicious Last Course Delicious Last Course Delicious Last Course
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2023.05.25 04:11 FatCh3z How does this look for a crew cab truck?

How does this look for a crew cab truck?
How does this item list look? 2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Crutchfield put together my cart. I'm torn on compact powered sub and an additional 4 channel amp vs a 5 channel amp for my 4 door speakers and a sub. Also torn on JL C1 vs Kicker KS. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
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2023.05.25 01:00 GeometryDash_Gamer Ranking the Disventure Camp Characters: Season Review

I’ve gone over my thoughts on the cast for two of the fanseasons now. And while there were some duds as far as characters and moments go, I had an overall very positive outlook on the cast. Though the question is, what do I think of Disventure Camp in general?
Not gonna lie, I got into Disventure Camp rather late. It wasn’t until they were on episode 9 that I started watching it. I watched the first episode, and I was like “Ok not bad”, but I wasn’t too impressed either (which is usually expected for a Pilot episode). Though one night, I just decided to binge-watch up to the current episode that was out (episode 9). And I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, my very hindsight reaction was…“WOW! This is a masterpiece!”. Now keep in mind, I was staying up at night to binge-watch these episodes when I should’ve been sleeping💀. Needless to say, after analyzing a bit more, my initial reaction does not hold up well. While it’s pretty impressive that people managed to write and animate it in the first place, it definitely has quite more flaws than I picked up on at first. And even when I watched through it in hindsight, there were a couple or few moments I found wack. Especially not helping is that the general overarching plot is just all-over-the-place and a pretty giant mess (I’ll definitely have a lot to say about it down the line). But…goddammit if I don’t still find this to be a great production overall. I think it has quite a bit of especially amazing highs. And I find myself more attached to it than Adventure Camp. So buckle up your seatbelts as I talk about my thoughts on Disventure Camp as a whole. Because this is going to be a lot longer than my Adventure Camp review

Disventure Camp

When I look at Disventure Camp in terms of overall quality, I see it as an inverse of Adventure Camp in some ways. Up till the finale, Adventure Camp doesn't have much flaws (at least that I can think of), and the vast majority of the plots are handled well. Plus both finalists are highly worthy from a story and gameplay standpoint. But on the other hand, the finale just completely flops and has an especially god-awful ending to boot. And the season closes off just leaving a rotten taste in your mouth. Disventure Camp on the other hand sticks out more in terms of flaws and bad writing decisions throughout. And the finalists are actually one of the weakest parts of the season. But the finale itself is actually really good overall, especially if you don’t take into consideration the very poor setup for it throughout the episodes before. And it gives all the characters good closure and has a really wholesome ending
This is far more personal, but if there is one aspect of Disventure Camp I prefer over regular Total Drama, it's the more grounded challenges. TD sometimes has challenges that are too over the top, that could realistically kill you, which makes it unsettling sometimes. On top of that, I feel like TD isn't the most consistent with their tone or cartoon logic, which makes it pretty confusing in how to feel sometimes. Disventure Camp has more grounded challenges that aren't too over-the-top which is something I like more from a personal standpoint. Even the kissing challenge (that gets a lot of flack), I don't find that bad. Sure it's uncomfortable and awkward, but I just feel like that was the point of the challenge. I also feel like Total Drama has had grosser or more problematic challenges before ("I Triple Dog Dare You", and pretty much any challenge that could kill or severely injure you if you make just one misstep). Plus it led to some very funny moments and served as a good catalyst to Kai blowing up at Yul. The one challenge I genuinely dislike overall is episode 10, AKA the balloon popping challenge. There's just multiple moments that feel weird when you take the challenge mechanics into consideration. One more major example is how the challenge raises the question of "How many darts do they have??". And it also feels like multiple scenes happened off-screen for the others to run out of darts before Hunter. Also on a lesser note, his 'underdog' win was something even I saw coming a mile away. The episode 4 challenge is also a bit wacky, mainly in that a lot of the revelations have me questioning "Wait, how is this actually embarrassing?". Like sure, it was personal information, but some of these revelations are just a lot more sad than "embarrassing". Then there's also Lake's especially bullshit loss in episode 7, and the fact no one remotely cares or acknowledges it (one moment I genuinely hated even in hindsight). But nonetheless, I really appreciate that none of the challenges were too over-the-top (although I think this also actually applies to Adventure Camp or some of the other fanseasons)
Another one of the reasons I especially liked Disventure Camp so much in hindsight is that it has a lot of especially cool and original ideas. For example, we got a girl who has an arc about branching away from her strict parents. Then we even got two different influencer characters, as well as some brief social media references, as well as some other characters with very interesting backgrounds. And even the characters who mirror some past characters from Total Drama, have a lot of original things done with them that prevent them from being a carbon copy. The most notable example is Kai, who instead of just being like Dawn, has a lot of nuanced dialogue and shares similar mannerisms to Jude from 6teen. While him blowing up at Yul is like Lindsay blowing up at Heather, it still feels different enough. Connor also mirrors Dwayne in some ways, but this time, he’s a lot less goofy. And this time, the show takes him more in the angle of helping give others advice once he becomes more adult-like (also let’s just take a second to appreciate his especially clever label, “The Adultescent”). And we also come to know he is really successful financially, and he also helps others out in that department later on. Watching the content of the plots play out in hindsight, it didn't take long before I absolutely fell in love with the show (“fell in love” being a bit of an exaggeration, but). Hell, they even utilized the first boot well. Sure his elimination felt wack in hindsight. But I think given what's established about him, it at least makes sense for his character. Plus they actually give him more of a role afterwards instead of just clowning on him. They even get Karol who is the second boot to return later on, which…uhh yeah nah💀. Though the point is, almost every character gets utilized in some way. Another thing Disventure Camp absolutely excels at IMO are the character interactions. Now part of why I’m saying this could just be that it contains the Huntesally Love Triangle, which may just be one of my favorite interactions of all time. But even aside from that, there are many other friendships that were also really wholesome and had various cool things done with them. The girl friendship trio, and Connor and Riya are just a couple of other friendships I can think of that I thoroughly enjoyed
Throughout the season, there is also a lot of cool subversion with the cast. In fact, during all of my top 4 entries, I went into depth on how the characters also subvert and destigmatize various negative tropes surrounding characters like them. But even Karol and James, despite being my two least favorite characters, serve as other examples. Karol seems like a karen at first, but we see a more human side of her down the line. And we find out that she bonds with animals really well, and has an easier time with them than fitting in with other people. Even though she’s still bossy and has a temper, she proves to be more than just a one-dimensional Karen. James is a big influencer on TikTok, an app that rightfully has an especially negative reputation. But throughout his time on the show, he mellows out, becomes a bit nicer and starts caring about people in the real world more than just having a ton of followers…an arc that is really cool in theory, even though the execution is a different story. On that topic, Disventure unfortunately doesn’t always handle the idea of subverting our expectations well. Aside from the characters, one other thing I noticed about Disventure is its tendency to bank on being unpredictable, with hit-or-miss results. Personally, I wouldn’t see any difference if they gave more build-up towards various things happening instead of just trying to surprise us. But there are some plot-twists that feel like they don’t have enough build-up as a result, one of the biggest examples being Riya’s infamous villainous turn (more on that later). And some of the other plot twists are just completely stupid or don’t make sense, the most noteworthy example being…almost every writing decision in the conflict between James, Aiden and Karol. Another thing I noticed is that the show tends to leave a lot of things to interpretation. One example is Tess in which we don’t actually get much capitalized details on the things she has been through in the past. But rather, the show gives a lot of good subtext that implies she has been through an awful betrayal before. While I think this works very well sometimes, there were also some moments where I would’ve liked to have more explanation behind. For one example, I wish there was a bit more explanation for some of Riya’s plans during her time as a villain, though again, I have a lot to say about her villainous turn very soon
Now it’s time I talk about easily the two weakest points of Disventure Camp IMO. First of all, the drama. It’s better earlier on, with Yul being a red herring. And he has a handful of versatile interactions with other characters who bounce off of his thoroughly hateable personality well. But after Yul gets eliminated, the show drops the ball as far as antagonistic forces go. The closest to an antagonistic force is Kristal. But even then that doesn’t last long as she starts to redeem herself. Then a few episodes after, Karol returns and has a good setup to be an antagonistic force until…IG she isn't since she gets eliminated in one of the most brain-dead ways imaginable, and JUST after she returns too. Speaking of which, there's also the existence of Jaiden vs. Karol, which may just be down there as one of the worst conflicts I’ve ever seen in fiction. There are just so many mind-numbingly god-awful and infuriating writing decisions condensed in the two episodes it plagues our screens, all being the result of utterly stupid and pathetic attempts to make it “uNPr3d1Ct4blE”. Seriously, watching Amy Schumer while listening to Baby Shark for over an hour would make you lose less brain cells than watching even 30 seconds of this dogshit play out. Then lastly, we got Riya, who had a super powerful arc in theory. But the execution is a pretty different story. And this leads me to a character I have a lot of things to touch on about
When it comes to Riya's villain twist, it's something you either love or hate. When you see it play out in hindsight, there are mainly two different kinds of reactions: A) "Ohh wow, I did not expect that, but taking everything I’ve seen into consideration, it makes sense. Cool twist!", or B) "WTF DID I JUST WATCH??". As I might have said before, I didn't find Riya's villainous turn jarring in hindsight. But even then, I had other problems, one of them being how awkwardly late in the game it happens. Though despite happening so late, it still somehow manages to be rushed as well, which speaks volumes of how terribly paced it was. But another especially big issue I want to touch on more is how extreme and over-the-top her personality change is. For starters, she remorselessly betrays her best friend (the one person remaining in the competition who really made her feel like she actually matters) in an extremely nasty way. Then add insult to injury, she somehow expects Rosa to be ok with it just because it “happened inside the game”, which is legit SMS Courtney levels of stupid🤦‍♂️. And throughout episode 11, she becomes more openly bitchy, acts so smug and has absolutely no hint of remorse for how she acts. Sure, her lack of subtlety wasn't bad strategically given she had the totem. But from what was established about her before, you would think she would at least be more hesitant or show some semblances of guilt throughout. Her characterization throughout her heel-turn and episode 11 is very over-the-top and presents her as more of a one-dimensional bully as opposed to the complex and sympathetic fallen hero she is theoretically. And it's a good thing the finale actually humanizes her a bit more, even if the first part of the finale still interlaces it with her being incredibly bitchy and competitive. With that said, if there’s one praise I’ll give Riya’s villainous turn, it wasn’t bad in the strategic department whatsoever (putting aside the glaring plot-holes and inconsistencies with how her schemes are played out). Sure, her eliminating her especially close ally Rosa, is a completely brain-dead move in hindsight. But I think her keeping Jaiden makes a lot more sense once episode 11 comes around. And looking back, I can even understand why she eliminated Rosa in episode 10 as opposed to Hunter. I think she knew Hunter would likely win the challenge. Plus it was easier for her to put the things she stole in Rosa’s backpack given she was actually with her. But on top of this, I think her framing Rosa and getting her eliminated served as a backup plan should Hunter be the one who wins the challenge. With that said, I wish she actually explained that in episode 10 during her confessional. Thankfully though, her arc actually has a good conclusion to it that further humanizes her, and even has a good message behind it. Plus during her stint as a villain, even though the transition to her villainy is terribly handled, she has some surprisingly entertaining moments to where I can at least sorta enjoy her ironically at times. But as of canon, her villain arc leaves a lot to be desired. With that said, despite her villainous turn being poorly written, at least her gameplay is great overall, making her still a worthy finalist. It’s too bad the same cannot be said for the main protagonists. And this brings me to Jaiden
I will say, their dynamic was sometimes fun earlier on back when Aiden was mad at James. And even when they started warming up to each other in episode 6, I actually really liked them that episode. But as the episodes went on, they really started to lose their appeal as I gradually realized how little substance and chemistry they actually have. They both do contrast each other in some ways with Aiden having more of a moral compass and James having no problem pulling strategic moves even if it means being a dick. So in theory, they have potential to have some cool development of Aiden starting to play the game more, but James also mellowing out morally. Granted, it wouldn’t do them favors in terms of personal depth, but it would still give them an actual engaging plot, right? Though too bad it doesn’t actually get utilized much. And when it does, it mostly ranges from unremarkable to downright terrible, with only a couple exceptions at most. The one time they become more interesting is the whole plot twist of James using Aiden for clout. But as far as drama goes, it wasn’t anything that special. And given how they make up not long after, it just feels like filler drama for the sake of actually giving Jaiden something. And honestly, after the whole twist, I was very against Jaiden reconciling romantically. I’m not saying I don’t want them to get back on better terms at all, but I feel like it would've been a far more mature route for them to be like Nick x Lill from AC, where Aiden forgives James but makes it clear he doesn't trust him enough to take things to the next level. I feel like generally speaking, entering a relationship (romantic or platonic) with someone with just the intentions of using them is not something to be taken lightly, and is not something that can be patched up within just an episode or two. But James ultimately gets what he wants. And the show tries to superficially resolve their drama through an incredibly cliché and predictable moment where he saves Aiden from danger, followed up with him explaining to Aiden that he actually “dEVeL0p3d r3aL F3el1ngS” (a trope I find so dumb). Fuck, I’ll even add shoe-horned into the mix. James saving Aiden is somehow supposed to imply how much he has grown to genuinely care about him, even though I think almost anyone with basic human decency would save someone from falling off a cliff if they could (even putting aside how Aiden wasn’t actually in danger given he had his wing-suit on). It’s almost like if James still didn’t actually care about Aiden, he would just let him fall💀. Doesn’t help that their reconciliation scene itself is also cheesy and melodramatic. Fuck, just when I think the scene can't get any more cringy, Aiden APOLOGIZES TO JAMES afterwards as if he was somehow wrong to be mad at and not trust James for using him like he did. One thing I didn’t predict on the other hand was that Aiden would let James duke it out with Riya in the final 2. But regardless of who won, both of them are lackluster winners, making it kind of a lose-lose situation. As opposed to James, I actually like Aiden as a character. But even I won’t pretend he actually did enough to warrant being a finalist. Though at least with Aiden, it’s acknowledged that he isn’t interesting or cut to be in the final 2 (even if he has his episode 9 sabotage going for him in the strategy department). I think Aiden’s main role in the story overall was to coast along with James all the while having some brief mini-development of becoming a bit more competition-driven, and also bounce off of him (and some others) with his schtick of being an “average Joe”. But it’s too bad James’ side of things especially leaves a lot to be desired execution-wise. Like Aiden, he rarely actually does anything notable gameplay-wise. He also becomes incredibly unremarkable throughout the merge as far as character substance goes. And his most noteworthy big move just completely flops. In hindsight, I actually liked his characterization in the last few episodes. But after looking back through his time in Disventure Camp in general, even that falls flat. Sure you can argue his personality kind of shifted beforehand. But even then, it was completely tied to him developing feelings for Aiden rather than him becoming a genuinely better person outside of that (the whole Jaiden vs. Karol situation in episode 9 especially proves this). And his actual development is very half-baked and happens “too little too late”, his painfully mediocre last-minute backstory really not doing anything to help. But enough of me rambling. All in all, I don’t like Jaiden. Even then, I somehow don’t find it HORRIBLE. But it is a poorly handled relationship with both characters involved being underwhelming main protagonists
And since I just rambled about the members of the final 3, this brings me to the other weakest part of the season besides the drama, the finalists. Out of the three, Riya was the only finalist I actually found worthy. But even then, her villainous turn was pretty poorly written. And on top of that, we all knew after her villainous turn, she wouldn't win anymore. So it just leaves us with one of Jaiden as the winner, both of whom sucked. In fact, if I compare my overall rating of the finalists here to any season from Total Drama, this is my least preferred set of finalists. Personally, I still dislike Mike and MacArthur as finalists more than James. But at least the seasons that had a really bad finalist for me, also had a good or great finalist to make up for it. With Disventure Camp, Riya isn't all that bad of a finalist. But her poorly written villain twist drags her down narratively, combined with the fact that her winning is not even feasible because of it. With that aside, my personal preferred final 3 would've been Lake, Hunter and Riya (though admittedly, I have yet to figure out exactly how I'd execute it). But as is, the endgame was pretty poorly handled, and just not a good setup for the finale
However, one big plus side is the finale itself. Watching it in hindsight, I genuinely enjoyed it a lot. For starters, the challenge was pretty epic, but at the same time, not too over-the-top. There were also a handful of good interactions between the finalists and their respective helpers. I also like Riya throughout here marginally more than episodes 10 and 11. And if there's one thing I especially appreciate, it's that the way the winner is chosen isn't anti-climactic, but at the same time, it's not forced or shoe-horned either. The final part of the challenge was designed so that almost either character could win. But then James ultimately secures the dub thanks to some quick thinking on Aiden's part. It's not unfair in any way since both of the final 2 members were fair game in terms of the outside forces sabotaging them. But at the same time, it still added tension and made it so that either character could win (even if we knew Riya would very likely lose ultimately). Another thing I especially appreciate is that it gives every character good closure, and has a wholesome ending. We are given a lot more insight on how the characters plan to do after the show. It just resolves the plots that happened throughout and doesn't try to pull some last-minute plot-twist drama that ends with an "edgy" bitter ending. On top of this, the external plot surrounding the hosts is handled far better. Compare this to Adventure Camp where the hosts were mostly unremarkable and forgettable throughout. But then the finale tries to pull this last-minute external plot that is very poorly written and doesn't get expanded on much, but also takes away from giving the contestants much closure. Granted, there was a bit of hints pointing towards it, but the finale tries to treat it like it was the main plot, even though it really never was up till then. The lore with Kristal gets touched on far more throughout. But at the same time, it doesn't take up too much time throughout the ending of the finale, and also gets good closure, pointing towards the next season. However, it isn't without its flaws. I think I've already expressed my distaste for the Jaiden reconciliation, and Aiden's especially disappointing characterization in the first part of the finale. Aside from this, I think there could've been more done to actually showcase Jaiden's emotional turmoil affecting their challenge-performance. In fact, that could've been the factor in making James fall behind instead of Rosa apparently being bad at operating vehicles, despite episode 8 establishing that she knows how to hot-wire vehicles. Aside from this, I also wasn't a fan of James' freudian excuse. On top of being last-minute, it's very vague and just felt like a very cheap attempt to give James a bit of "brownie points" in the sympathy department. That and obviously, I don't like him winning whatsoever, but then again, that's more of an L on the finalist picks rather than the finale itself. On that topic, I think other issues stem from the fact that the setup for the finale was not good. Like when you take some the past episodes into consideration, it also drags the quality of the finale down in a way. But even despite this, I still genuinely really liked the finale, and I think it executed many things about as well as it could've, despite the poor setup to it
All in all, I really enjoyed Disventure Camp overall. Sure it’s far from perfect and has an especially messy overarching plot. But it has a lot of REALLY good highs, such as amazing character interactions, to most characters being utilized in some way, to a lot of cool subversion, and a very well-handled finale. Plus I don’t think any TD season or TD-style production has ever had FIVE different characters I find top-tier, out of less than 20 at least (RR is another cast who I have 5 characters in my S tier, but that’s out of 36). With that said, calling its highs really good is subjective to a degree given it also has one of my favorite interactions of all time (but even then, I know it’s not something almost everyone necessarily likes or finds good). But overall, I think Disventure’s positives outweigh its negatives a lot, and I’m proud to call myself a very big fan of it overall

Rankings and Stats

Total: 508 + 35 = 543/700 => 78/100
Note: Back when I was figuring out my rankings of the TD seasons when wrapping up my long rewatch series, I had a couple criteria that would add or subtract some points from the actual average:
While comparing Disventure Camp to Total Drama is weird, I think the existence of Ally makes DC qualify for the second category, which is why I added 35 points (out of 700). On a side note, this could potentially apply to Hunter, but I won’t add another 35 points. Anyways, now onto to some more stats

Final Character Rankings

#14: Karol (TDI Eva 2.0)
#13: James (Average TikTok Influencer)
#12: Maggy (Female DJ)
#11: Oliver (From Humble Beginnings)
#10: Aiden (A Pretty Good Nothing Burger)
#9: Riya (A Taste of the Dark Side)
#8: Kai (Dawn and Jude's Love Child)
#7: Lake (From a Good Girl to a Badass)
#6: Yul (Jerk with a Heart of Funny)
#5: Connor (Midlife Identity Crisis)
#4: Rosa (A Team Mom Figuratively and Literally)
#3: Tess (The Legendary Love Triangle Trilogy Part I - Unlike the "Not Like Other Girls")
#2: Hunter (The Legendary Love Triangle Trilogy Part II - The Supreme Giga-Chad)
#1: Ally (The Legendary Love Triangle Trilogy Finale - A Wholesome Female Twitch Streamer)

Tier List

I feel like the S tier is a bit too generous, but I ultimately decided to stick with it
Disventure Camp Character Rankings

Ranking Chart

Episode-by-episode Character Rankings and Episode Rankings
And that officially wraps up my thoughts on Disventure Camp and its characters. However, I do have one more brief post to make. Thinking about it more, there were some factors I forgot to take into consideration when determining my final ranking of Adventure Camp. Plus a couple of my opinions have shifted. So I need to make a post updating my opinions there. Though on top of this, I will also post a tier list of both the Adventure and Disventure Camp characters ranked alongside. I’m not 100% sure how I’ll title or structure the post as of yet, but stay tuned for that. And once again, thanks to everyone who has supported me and participated in this series (I will also very likely do shout-outs in this upcoming post👀)
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2023.05.22 20:54 watersportsotter Anyone have recommendations for Mexican YouTube video essayists/movie reviewers?

Looking for video essays/film reviews in Spanish (preferably Mexican Spanish/not from Spain). Love channels like YMS, Red letter media, Mike’s Mic, Chris Stuckman, Lindsay Ellis, and Jenny Nicholson.
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2023.05.22 11:26 DocWatson42 Dragons

My lists are always being updated and expanded when new information comes in—what did I miss or am I unaware of (even if the thread predates my membership in Reddit), and what needs correction? Even (especially) if I get a subreddit or date wrong. (Note that, other than the quotation marks, the thread titles are "sic". I only change the quotation marks to match the standard usage (double to single, etc.) when I add my own quotation marks around the threads' titles.)
The lists are in absolute ascending chronological order by the posting date, and if need be the time of the initial post, down to the minute (or second, if required—there's at least one example of this, somewhere). The dates are in DD MMMM YYYY format per personal preference, and times are in US Eastern Time ("ET") since that's how they appear to me, and I'm not going to go to the trouble of converting to another time zone. They are also in twenty-four hour format, as that's what I prefer, and it saves the trouble and confusion of a.m. and p.m. Where the same user posts the same request to different subreddits, I note the user's name in order to indicate that I am aware of the duplication.
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2023.05.22 09:04 Twistedticketz Does anyone know how many of each drivers series grand sports Chevy made in 2019?

Does anyone know how many of each drivers series grand sports Chevy made in 2019? submitted by Twistedticketz to Chevy [link] [comments]


2023.05.22 08:44 Twistedticketz Does anyone know how many of each driver series grand sports they made?

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