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Brazilian Big12 series, Episode 1/12: Flamengo

2020.07.13 11:59 majinmattossj2 Brazilian Big12 series, Episode 1/12: Flamengo

In this series I will present each of the 12 Brazilian teams that together compose the "Big 12". My point is to make them more knowledgeable to you, since each one of these teams have their share of the Brazil national team success and of Brazilian club football accomplishments as a whole. I'll try to be as smooth, efficient and non-boring as I can. If the feedback is positive, I'll keep bringing more to this series. So ok, let's do this!
Method: I'll present the teams in a chronological order, from the oldest foundation (Flamengo-1895) to the latest one (São Paulo-1930). The order will be: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Gremio, Botafogo, Atletico Mineiro, Internacional, Corinthians, Santos, Palmeiras, Cruzeiro, Sao Paulo. How many of these have you heard of?
Geographical reference: Before we start, I'd like to ask something very simple from you. I want you to keep in mind that these 12 teams are spread in 4 different States in Brazil. The club's State name is written below, next to the club's name. It has a direct link to Google Maps, so that you can check it out to make this experience more accurate.

Episode 1/12: Flamengo (State: Rio de Janeiro), founded in 1895

State rivals: Vasco, Fluminense and Botafogo

Stadium: Maracanã (Capacity: 78.838) Old Maracanã / New Maracanã

Mascot: Vulture

Major achievements: 1 Intercontinental Cup (1981), 2 Copa Libertadores (1981, 2019), 7 Brazilian Leagues (1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1992, 2009, 2019), 3 Copa do Brasil (1990, 2006, 2013), 1 Copa Mercosul (1999)

State League titles: 36 (Against Fluminense's 31, Vasco's 24, Botafogo's 21)

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Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana. Samba. Futebol. Flamengo.
Maybe no other team in Brazil has adopted so well their own city like Flamengo have. Their gigantic fanbase--the biggest in the country, in the continent, and how their fans like to brag, the biggest in the world--took football attendances in Brazil to another level. But how did Flamengo go from being just another recently-founded sports club to become this football power in Brazil, with a fanbase of 40 million supporters?
The first explanation people tend to give to this is Zico, the White Pelé, eternal idol of this club, who scored impressives 826 goals (516 official) in 23 years of his career as a midfielder. But long before Zico's arrival at Flamengo in 1971, the red-black team had been enjoying the status and alias of "most adored club in Brazil" for decades. If it wasn't Zico that made Flamengo so popular in a first time, who (or what) was it?
Flamengo was founded like any other sports club in the 1895 Rio de Janeiro, focused first in rowing, and later joining the country's new trend, football, in 1911, after a cission in Fluminense's football department made some players look for a new place to restart. As these former Fluminense footballers used to go quite much to Flamengo to watch rowing and had friends there, they decided it was the perfect place to start a new football department in the city. The Flamengo Football Department was created, aswell as their rivalry with Fluminense. They played in the State League (alias Carioca) for the first time the following year, in 1912.
It was later in the 1930s that Flamengo shifted from being a refined, elitist and exclusive club to become a popular and inclusive one, inspired by the rising of political populism and nationalism in Brazil that eventually resulted in a Coup d'État in 1930. Combined with the professionalization of the sport in Brazil in 1933 and the rising interest of the popular classes in the sport, the 1930s context favored Flamengo in standing for the popular urban workers, unlike their elitist rival Fluminense. This is the major factor at the core of Flamengo's huge fanbase growth in Rio de Janeiro, and later, across the country.
The firsts World Cup star players
It was also in the 1930s, in 1936, that Flamengo was joined by who would become their first star players, CB Domingos da Guia and FW Leonidas, both part of the Fifa World Cup All-Star Team of 1938. Leonidas was also elected best player of the World Cup, besides being the topscorer with 7 goals. Leonidas left Flamengo for Sao Paulo in 1941, and scored 545 goals in 616 matches in his entire career.
In 1939, another forthcoming World Cup Golden Ball winner joined Flamengo, his name was Zizinho. He played as a midfielder and is considered the successor of Leonidas and predecessor of Pelé. Zizinho spent 11 years in Flamengo, notably winning an unprecedented three consecutive Carioca League between 1942-1944. Due to a lack of a national tournament in Brazil until 1959, the State League was Rio de Janeiro's most important title, disputed by 4 big teams--Flamengo and their 3 rivals, namely Fluminense, Vasco and Botafogo. The State League also had traditional teams like America, Sao Cristovao and Bangu, all of them supplying Brazil in the 1930, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1962, 1966 World Cups--so, please, show some respect to the Brazilian State League, that was very far from being the farmer's league it is today. That being said, Zizinho left Flamengo for Bangu in 1950, at the age of 29 and before the World Cup, in the most controversial transfer of the decade.
After Zizinho's departure in 1950, Flamengo would struggle in the State League, until they managed to get once again a three consecutive title streak between 1953-1955. The great forward's Evaristo de Macedo arrival in 1953 was indeed of great help to Flamengo's roster, until he left in 1957 to shine for 5 seasons at Barcelona--therefore not being called ever again to the Brazil NT, for playing abroad.
But before Evaristo left Flamengo for Barcelona, he had the chance to play against one of the best teams in the world, the notable Budapest Honvéd:
Date Match Venue Scorers
19/01/1957 Flamengo 6-4 Honvéd Maracanã (Brazil) Evaristo and Puskas (2), Henrique, Paulinho, Dida, Duca, Szusza and Budai (1)
27/01/1957 Flamengo 4-6 Honvéd Pacaembu (Brazil) Puskas (4), Dida (2), Kocsis, Moacir, Henrique and Budai (1)
02/02/1957 Flamengo 2-3 Honvéd Maracanã (Brazil) Evaristo, Henrique, Budai, Kocsis and Szusza (1)
07/02/1957 Flamengo/Botafogo 6-2 Honvéd Maracanã (Brazil) Evaristo and Dida (2), Puskas, Kocsis, Garrincha and Didi (1)
16/02/1957 Flamengo 5-3 Honvéd Caracas (Venezuela) Evaristo (3), Budai (2), Puskas, Moacir and Dida (1)
19/02/1957 Flamengo 1-1 Honvéd Caracas (Venezuela) Puskas and Evaristo (1)
Highlights to the combined between Flamengo and Botafogo that made it possible for world class players of the caliber of Garrincha, Didi and Nilton Santos play on the same side as Evaristo and against the great Hungarians, also as a rematch of their duel at the 1954 World Cup QFs. A few months after these matches, both Flamengo and Honvéd teams were dissolved, with their players moving to Palmeiras, Corinthians, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
In 1961, Flamengo won the prestigious but now extinct Rio-Sao Paulo Tournament, where only the big teams from the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro were allowed. It was their first and only title in 26 editions of the tournament, that was a big deal until the 1960s (before the consolidation of Brazil's national league in the 1970s).
However, the 1960s were a relatively weak decade for Flamengo. With Santos and Palmeiras dominating the recently created National League%29), and Botafogo dominating the Rio de Janeiro State League (which would only qualify the Champion to the National League), Flamengo highlights were just 2 State Leagues, 1 Rio-Sao Paulo Tournament and the call-up of 3 of their players to the 1966 and 1970 World Cups, notably Brito, CB and starter in the 1970 World Cup.
The Zico Era (1971-1989)
The 1970s and the 1980s decade would nevertheless make up for any previous difficult time the red-black Flamengo had gone through in their history. The Zico Era lasted on the pitch from 1971 to 1989, but will last forever on the books, filmography and memories of this celebrated and gigantic club.
Arthur Antunes Coimbra, alias Zico, was born in 1953 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. As a matter of fact, it is not surprising that he was born in the biggest talent pool of Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro, also known as The Wonderful City. Most non-brazilian people probably don't know that the great majority of Brazil's football legends were born and raised in this same city of Rio de Janeiro. Before there was Zico, there were Leonidas, Zizinho, Nilton Santos, Didi, Garrincha, Gerson, Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto Torres.. and after the man, the same city of Rio brought to the world the talents of Romario, Ronaldo Nazario, Adriano, Marcelo.. I must say that some of these guys together would make a respectful State League 11.
Zico made his professional debut in 1971 at the age of 18. He played 18 seasons for Flamengo between 1971 and 1989, but also made a short move to Italian Serie A team Udinese from 1983 to 1985. In these 18 red-black years for Flamengo, the Little Rooster scored 589 goals in 826 matches, averaging 33 goals per season. He won Flamengo 7 State Leagues (Cariocas), 4 National Leagues, 1 Copa Libertadores and 1 Intercontinental Cup.
To be honest, of all these 13 titles Zico and Flamengo won through the 1970s/80s, the most "easy" was probably the 1981 Copa Libertadores. Brazilian players stayed in Brazil at that time, so our State and National Leagues were both at a very high level. Basically, almost every big team had their world class player, namely Zico's Flamengo, Rivellino's and Parreira's Fluminense, Da Guia's Palmeiras, Falcao's Internacional, Socrates' Corinthians, Cerezo's and Eder's Atletico Mineiro, Careca's Guarani/Sao Paulo, Romario's and Roberto Dinamite's Vasco, Piazza's Cruzeiro and also a very good Gremio team. I didn't even mention names like Bebeto, CA Torres, PC Caju, Junior, Leandro, Figueroa, Mazinho, Reinaldo... crazy days. Most of these guys just lacked the World Cup title to be remembered more often.
Pos. Brazilian League 1980s Italian Serie A 1980s
GK Waldir Peres, Taffarel, Leao Dino Zoff, Walter Zenga, Galli
RB Leandro, Nelinho Mauro Tassotti, Giuseppe Bergomi
CB Dario Pereyra, Edinho, Oscar Gaetano Scirea, Baresi, Claudio Gentile
LB Junior, Mazinho Maldini, Antonio Cabrini
DM Toninho Cerezo, Batista Tardelli, Falcao, Matthäus
AM Zico, Socrates, Paulo Isidoro Maradona, Platini, Baggio, Laudrup, Rijkaard
FW Romario, Bebeto, Roberto Dinamite, Careca, Éder, Müller Van Basten, Paolo Rossi, Careca, Rummenigge, Müller
In the comparison above between Brazil's and Italy's 1980s leagues, the Italian Serie A certainly had some of the best talents and a bit more depth overall, but Brazil's League firepower isn't far behind and would make an even adversary in a match dispute.
The point is that it was crazy how Zico stood out of this crazy crowd of world class players for almost two decades. He was elected to the Brazilian Serie A Best XI 5 times (1974/75/77/82/87), Best Player twice (1974/1982), and topscorer twice (1980/82). He was also topscorer of the State League 6 times and once of the 1981 Copa Libertadores.
Flamengo and Zico feats and records
Among Zico feats and records, we can highlight a few: he scored 89 goals/76 matches in 1979, he is the topscorer of the Maracanã stadium (333 goals), he is the world's topscorer as a midfielder (516 official goals), 3 times South American POTY and 5th highest topscorer of the all-time Brazilian Seleção.
Flamengo provided 7 players to the Brazilian NT in the World Cups during this Zico Era (1974/78/82/86). However, unlike Santos' and Botafogo's 1950s/60s generation, they failed to bring the thophy home, leaving at the SF in 1974/78 and at the QF in 1982/86. The 1982 generation (5mn46s video) would forever be remembered as a beautiful symbol of the Futebol-Arte that couldn't win.
However, Flamengo could indeed win the world title that the Brazil NT couldn't. In 1981, in what is considered Flamengo's greatest moment of all-time, they beat Liverpool 3-0 in Tokyo, for the Intercontinental Cup. It was just another master display from Flamengo's maestro number 10 Zico, that had been delighting the Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian and South American Leagues since 1974, being finally crowned with a world title. The English side had won 3 European Cups in the previous 5 years, but had yet to prove themselves against a team from South America in the Intercontinental Cup: they refused to play the Argentine side Boca Juniors in both 1977 and 1978. As expected, the English side had their confidence high, but it took Zico only 45 minutes to wrap the game up with 3 assists that set the game 3-0 in Flamengo's favor at half-time. The Liverpool team was helpless against Zico and were lucky enough not to leave with an even more embarassing score. Liverpool coach Bob Paisley admitted defeat, however, not without giving poor excuses. The truth is, in the 1980s the English teams played 4 times their South American counterparts in Tokyo, and lost all of them without scoring a single goal: Liverpool (twice), Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa were the victims.
Sidenote: Zico vs. Maradona
Before Maradona cemented himself as one of the GOAT, there was the debate over who was the best player of their generation (and also Platini). They played against each other 5 times, with 4 wins for Zico and 1 draw. Zico is, however, 7 years older than Maradona.
Year Match Tournament Goals+Assists
1979 Rest of the World 2-1 Argentina International Friendly Z:1+1, M:1+0
1979 Brazil 2-1 Argentina Copa America Z:1+1
1981 Flamengo 2-0 Boca Juniors Friendly Z:2+0
1982 Brazil 3-1 Argentina World Cup Z:1+2
1985 Udinese 2-2 Napoli Serie A M:2+0
Flamengo 1990-2018: Petković, Romario, Adriano, Ronaldinho, Diego Ribas..
After Zico's departure to Japanese football in 1989, Flamengo lived through ups and downs between 1990 and 2018. In this period, Flamengo won 2 international titles, 2 national leagues, 4 national cups and 12 state leagues. In a country with 12 big teams, it isn't that bad. Highlights to the 1992 Brazilian League title against rival Botafogo at the Maracanã with 122.001 spectators; to Romario's 204 goals in 5 seasons (1995-99) and his historical Elastico and goal against Corinthians in 1999; to their three consecutive State League titles 1999-2001 won against their now archrival Vasco that had world class players like Romario, Juninho Pernambucano, Juninho Paulista, Edmundo and Viola, with Serbian player Petković scoring the winning goal from a crazy free-kick at the last minute (52s video); to the 2009 Brazilian League title led by former Internazionale star Adriano, taking the lead of the tournament only 2 rounds to the end; to their first woman Patricia Amorim to be elected President in 2010; to Ronaldinho's 18 months long passage at the club, notably in 2011 staying 6 months undefeated with his team (38 matches, 31W-7D) and also scoring a hat-trick against Neymar's Santos in an incredible match (10mn37s video) with a Puskas-winning goal (32s video) from Neymar; and to the President Eduardo Bandeira de Mello (2013-2018) who restructured Flamengo's finance, signed players like Diego Ribas, Diego Alves, Everton Ribeiro, Paolo Guerrero, and finished 2nd in major tournaments like 2017 Copa Sudamericana, 2017 Copa do Brasil and 2018 Brazilian Serie A.
2019: the fire incident and the new era of Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus
In February 2019, a tragic fire incident killed ten U17/U15 players from Flamengo youth system at the club's dormitory. Flamengo was held responsible, given that they didn't have the required permits of the building.
Following this very sad episode, the team had to keep going, and in June 2019 they hired the Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus, who had the mission of making this very expensive team play better. After 56 matches to this day, Jorge Jesus collected 42 wins, 10 draws and only 4 defeats, with a win rate of 75%. He led Flamengo to win 4 out of 5 major titles they disputed, namely 2019 Brazilian Serie A, 2019 Copa Libertadores, 2020 Brazilian Supercup and 2020 Recopa Sudamericana, losing only to Liverpool 0-1 on extra time at the 2019 Club World Cup revenge of their 1981 Intercontinental Cup dispute, when Flamengo won 3-0.
Highlights to the epic 2019 Libertadores Final against Argentine side River Plate, who were winning it 1-0 until the 89th minute, when Gabigol scored the tie after a great play from Bruno Henrique (59s video). At the 92nd minute, Diego Ribas sent an air through ball from Flamengo's defensive side that reached the same Gabigol, who in middle of 2 River Plate's CB, found his way out to score Flamengo's second and trophy winning goal (46s video), after a 39-year wait for this continental title.
Welcome to Flamengo 2019/20 goals/skills/assists - DESPACITO - Line-up of this memorable team: Diego Alves, Rafinha, Rodrigo Caio, Pablo Marí, Filipe Luis; Willian Arao, Gerson, Arrascaeta; Everton Ribeiro, Bruno Henrique, Gabigol. Subs: César, Rodinei, Thuler, Rhodolfo, Rene, Piris da Motta, Diego Ribas, Vitinho, Vinicius, Reinier, Lincoln, Berrio.
Players out (2020): Reinier (Real Madrid), Pablo Marí (on loan, Arsenal), Rodinei (on loan, Internacional)
Players in (2020): Pedro (on loan, Fiorentina), Thiago Maia (on loan, Lille), Pedro Rocha (on loan, Spartak Moscow), Gustavo Henrique (Santos), Michael (Goias), Leo Pereira (Athletico)
To this day, Flamengo has the largest fanbase in South America, with 40 million supporters, and a stadium attendance average of 53.000, as of 2019.
If you have any questions about Brazilian football, feel free to join us at /futebol, where you'll be very welcomed!
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2019.12.19 08:25 bastardsheep AJIHL Round 04: Scores, table & discussion.

Saturday: 2019-12-14
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 2 1 🦈 Perth Sharks Details. #AJIHL #BLIvSHA
💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 3 5 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack Details. #AJIHL #GENvSWP
🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 5(SO) 4 🦈 Perth Sharks Details. #AJIHL #BLIvSHA
Sunday: 2019-12-15
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 1 4 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack Details. #AJIHL #GENvSWP
🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 4 0 🦈 Perth Sharks Details. #AJIHL #BLIvSHA
💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 1 6 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack Details. #AJIHL #GENvSWP
Season Table:
Pos LW Team GP W L SOW SOL TP
1 2 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack 7 6 0 0 1 19
2 3 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 6 2 2 2 0 10
3 1 🐯 Sydney Sabres 4 3 1 0 0 9
4 4 🦈 Perth Sharks 3 2 0 0 1 1
5 4 💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 5 🏔 Melbourne Glaciers 3 0 3 0 0 0
(Legend: current Position - Last Week's position - Team name - Games Played - regulation Wins - regulation Losses - Shoot Out Wins - Shoot Out Losses - Total Points).
Points Structure
  • Regulation Win: 3
  • ShootOut Win: 2
  • ShootOut Loss: 1
  • Regulation Loss: 0
Scoring leaders Goalie leaders
AJIHL 2019/20 Extended Table AJIHL 2019/20 Season Points after Games AJIHL 2019/20 Season Points after Rounds AJIHL 2019/20 Season Points Percentage after Rounds
Next Week: Round 05.
Date Time Away Team Home Team Location Suggested Hashtags
2020-02-01 19:00 🦈 Perth Sharks 🐯 Sydney Sabres Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney #AJIHL #SHAvSAB
2020-02-02 09:00 🦈 Perth Sharks 🐯 Sydney Sabres Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney #AJIHL #SHAvSAB
2020-02-02 16:45 🦈 Perth Sharks 🐯 Sydney Sabres Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney #AJIHL #SHAvSAB
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2019.12.08 09:28 bastardsheep AJIHL Round 03: Scores, table & discussion.

Saturday: 2019-12-07
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack 2 3(SO) 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz Details. #AJIHL #SWPvBLI
Sunday: 2019-12-08
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack 4 3 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz Details. #AJIHL #SWPvBLI
🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack 4 2 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz Details. #AJIHL #SWPvBLI
Season Table:
Pos LW Team GP W L SOW SOL TP
1 1 🐯 Sydney Sabres 4 3 1 0 0 9
2 2 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 0 0 1 10
3 3 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 3 0 2 1 0 2
4 3 💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 3 🦈 Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 4 🏔 Melbourne Glaciers 3 0 3 0 0 0
(Legend: current Position - Last Week's position - Team name - Games Played - regulation Wins - regulation Losses - Shoot Out Wins - Shoot Out Losses - Total Points).
Points Structure
  • Regulation Win: 3
  • ShootOut Win: 2
  • ShootOut Loss: 1
  • Regulation Loss: 0
Scoring leaders Goalie leaders
AJIHL 2019/20 Extended Table AJIHL 2019/20 Season Points after Games AJIHL 2019/20 Season Points after Rounds AJIHL 2019/20 Season Points Percentage after Rounds
Next Week: Round 04.
Date Time Away Team Home Team Location Suggested Hashtags
2019-12-14 08:00 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 🦈 Perth Sharks Perth Ice Arena, Perth #AJIHL #BLIvSHA
2019-12-14 19:00 💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney #AJIHL #GENvSWP
2019-12-14 17:00 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 🦈 Perth Sharks Perth Ice Arena, Perth #AJIHL #BLIvSHA
2019-12-15 10:00 💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink, Sydney #AJIHL #GENvSWP
2019-12-15 08:00 🅱️ Brisbane Blitz 🦈 Perth Sharks Perth Ice Arena, Perth #AJIHL #BLIvSHA
2019-12-15 16:45 💂‍♂️ Adelaide Generals 🐺 Sydney Wolf Pack Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney #AJIHL #GENvSWP
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2019.12.08 05:36 bastardsheep AWIHL Round 07: Scores, table & discussion.

Saturday: 2019-12-07
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🔥 Perth Inferno 4 6 ❄️ Melbourne Ice Details. #AWIHL #INFvICE
🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 3 4(SO) 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush Details. #AWIHL #SIRvRUS
Sunday: 2019-12-01
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🔥 Perth Inferno 4 7 ❄️ Melbourne Ice Details. #AWIHL #INFvICE
🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 6(SO) 5 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush Details. #AWIHL #SIRvRUS
Season Table:
Pos LW Team GP W L SOW SOL TP
1 1 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 10 8 0 1 1 27
2 2 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 8 6 0 1 1 21
3 3 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 6 3 3 0 0 9
4 4 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 8 1 7 0 0 3
5 5 🔥 Perth Inferno 68 0 8 0 0 0
(Legend: current Position - Last Week's position - Team name - Games Played - regulation Wins - regulation Losses - Shoot Out Wins - Shoot Out Losses - Total Points).
Points Structure
  • Regulation Win: 3
  • Shootout Win: 2
  • Shootout Loss: 1
  • Regulation Loss: 0
Scoring leaders Goalie leaders
AWIHL 2019/20 Extended Table AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points at Game AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points at Round AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points Percentage at Round
Next Week: Round 08.
Date Time Away Team Home Team Location Live Stream Suggested Hashtags
2019-12-14 20:15 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Penrith Ice Palace, Sydney AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #ICEvSIR
2019-12-15 09:30 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #ICEvSIR
All games are streamed live (or close to) via the AWIHL YouTube channel (linked below). But I highly advise getting to a game live if it's in your neck of the woods. Nothing beats being there.
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2019.11.10 03:47 bastardsheep AWIHL Round 03: Scores, table & discussion.

Saturday: 2019-11-09
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 7 5 🔥 Perth Inferno Details. #AWIHL #RUSvINF
Sunday: 2019-11-10
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 4 3 🔥 Perth Inferno Details. #AWIHL #RUSvINF
Season Table:
Pos LW Team GP W L SOW SOL TP
1 2 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 4 4 0 0 0 12
2 1 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 2 2 0 0 0 6
3 3 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 1 1 0 0 0 3
3 3 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 1 1 0 0 0 3
5 5 🔥 Perth Inferno 6 0 6 0 0 0
(Legend: current Position - Last Week's position - Team name - Games Played - regulation Wins - regulation Losses - Shoot Out Wins - Shoot Out Losses - Total Points).
Points Structure
  • Regulation Win: 3
  • Shootout Win: 2
  • Shootout Loss: 1
  • Regulation Loss: 0
Scoring leaders Goalie leaders
AWIHL 2019/20 Extended Table AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points at Game AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points at Round AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points Percentage at Round
Next Week: Round 04.
Date Time Away Team Home Team Location Live Stream Suggested Hashtags
2019-11-16 15:00 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #GOAvSIR
2019-11-17 09:00 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #GOAvSIR
All games are streamed live (or close to) via the AWIHL YouTube channel (linked below). But I highly advise getting to a game live if it's in your neck of the woods. Nothing beats being there.
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2019.10.28 11:42 divvychugsbeer Thinking of purchasing a 1999 b5 s4 with a stage 3 kit. Any one have one? Advice? I've had fast cars, but nothing that could stop and turn like this. It was scarily amazing

1999 Audi B5 S4 Stage 3 - Nogaro Blue 152,000kms with log books. Purchased 2014 with 128,000km. Only ever run on 98 fuel. These engines are fully forged internals from factory (2.7TT V6) coupled with Audi’s Quattro AWD system. Stage 3 upgrades in October 2016 @141,000 km Gets off the mark from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds! Regularly Serviced - Engine Oil & Filter every 5000 kms Oil replaced in gearbox, transfer and rear diff Replaced Timing Belt, Water Pump, Tentioner Pullies, Aux Belt, Rocker Cover Gaskets, radiator temperature sensor, both rear cam oil caps, Cam gasket seals, Rear diff seal, Fuel Filter replaced A/C serviced & re-gassed 2016 - works great in Summer To date over $40K spent in servicing, engine performance, cooling and handling. The car has a solid feel, amazing acceleration and go-kart like handling with intense front-end grip. My next goal was to go the 4:1 centre diff upgrade & rear LSD to distribute more power to the rear for mid-corner acceleration. Incredibly hard decision to sell, but have nowhere to store it, a third child has arrived and a company car as my daily driver. Paint is unfortunately in poor condition (due to previous owner's cheap paint job just to sell the car looking great & then the clear coat peeled off in 12 months). Would suit someone wanting the ultimate sleeper or willing to respray or wrap. Body is pretty clean for the age except front right guard L-plater recently bumped into it & scuffed the mag wheel. Known mechanical issues with the car include the front CV’s nearing due for replacement, a few mm of tire tread left and the 1st & 2nd gear syncros need a service. 1-2 gear shifting is a known issue with these cars when they start making a lot of power as they don’t like to shift during wheel spin on boost & instead prefer short shifting. I was considering the JHM Performance Carbon synchros with 1-2 gear repair kit to allow cleaner high-rpm shifting. Will be sold as is, serious buyers only! DNA Tuning Stage 3 Tune Intake GFB 7 Stage EBC Replaced manifold gasket, F-Hose, Drivers Waste Gate pressure hose 034Motorsport - Throttle Body Intake Boot Intake Pipe 88mm (MAF to Y-Pipe) 034Motorsport X34 Cold Air Intake & Carbon Fiber Heat Shield AEM Dry-Flow Cone Air Filter 034Motorsport 85mm Billet MAF housings Franken F21 Hybrid Turbochargers x2 Wagner Tuning Audi RS4 Intercoolers & Carbon Fibre IC ducts 034Motorsport Stainless Steel Bi-Pipe Set Replacement Diverter Valves (Genuine 710P) Bi Turbo Silicone Boost hose Kit Belt driven engine fan delete - replaced with electronic fan (auto & manual switchable) Fuelling Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump Bosch 42lb Green Giant Fuel Injectors 440cc (520cc @ 4 bar) Ignition Coil Conversion and ICM Delete Kit (034 Motorsport), 2.7T to 2.0T FSI Coil Packs Exhaust Both EGT Sensor Banks replaced Custom quiet 3" exhaust by Liverpool Exhausts - 2 mufflers + 2 resonators Install PLX Wide Band O2 & link adapter SSAC XS Power TWIN 2 TURBOBACK 200 CELL 3" CATTED DOWNPIPES Mounts 034Motorsport - Engine & Transmission Mounts ECS Tuning Performance Snub & Rear Differential Mounts Control Arms & Steering SPC 81355 Front Upper Adjustable Multi Link Arms 6061-T6 forged aluminium with Steel spherical bushes 034Motorsport - High Density Front Control Arms & Solid Metal Tie Rod Ends Suspension & Sway Bars 034Motorsport - Solid Rear 25.4mm Adjustable Sway Bar + Billet Aluminium Rear Subframe Reinforcement Kit Powerflex - Performance Front Sway Bar Bushings 034Motorsport – Front & Rear Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Links BC Racing Coilovers - BR Adjustable Transmission & Differential JHM Stage 4 (hybrid Ceramic/Kevlar) JHM Lightweight Single Mass Aluminium Flywheel (14lbs versus 28lbs) Brakes Front & Rear ECS Performance Stainless Steel Brake Lines Torque RT700 racing brake fluid EBC Redstuff Brake pads Pagid RS-29 Endurance Brake pads Interior Ziza Overhead LED Lighting Kit 2800W sound system
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2019.10.27 02:34 bastardsheep AWIHL Round 01: Scores, table & discussion.

Saturday: 2019-10-26
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🔥 Perth Inferno 4 7 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush Details. #AWIHL #INFvRUS
Sunday: 2019-10-27
Away Team Score Score Home Team Game Sheet Suggested Hashtags
🔥 Perth Inferno 5 6 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush Details. #AWIHL #INFvRUS
Season Table:
Pos LW Team GP W L SOW SOL TP
1 0 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 2 2 0 0 0 6
2 0 🔥 Perth Inferno 2 0 2 0 0 0
0 0 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 0 0 0 0 0 0
(Legend: current Position - Last Week's position - Team name - Games Played - regulation Wins - regulation Losses - Shoot Out Wins - Shoot Out Losses - Total Points).
Points Structure
  • Regulation Win: 3
  • Shootout Win: 2
  • Shootout Loss: 1
  • Regulation Loss: 0
Scoring leaders Goalie leaders
AWIHL 2019/20 Extended Table AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points at Game AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points at Round AWIHL 2019/20 Season Points Percentage at Round
Next Week: Round 02.
Date Time Away Team Home Team Location Live Stream Suggested Hashtags
2019-11-02 17:00 🔥 Perth Inferno 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #INFvSIR
2019-11-02 16:00 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 🦎 Brisbane Goannas Ice World Boondall, Brisbane AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #ICEvGOA
2019-11-03 09:30 🔥 Perth Inferno 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #INFvSIR
2019-11-03 15:15 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 🦎 Brisbane Goannas Ice World Boondall, Brisbane AWIHLLive.com #AWIHL #ICEvGOA
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2019.07.22 22:17 cairo2liverpool [SERIOUS] The Media Attack On Man City Fans And The Rise of Rabin

It all started in the aftermath of the Premier League season. Manchester City had just beaten Brighton 4-1 at the AMEX Stadium to lift the Premier League trophy with 98 points, pipping Liverpool to the title by a point, having just embarked on a 14 game unbeaten run.
Within 24 hours, reports emerged from the New York Times about UEFA being ready to slap City with a Champions League ban, and it was reported that the results of this would be in the coming week. The report, from Rory Smith, was met with a lot of anger amongst Man City fans, who felt that the immediacy of the report, leaked to coincide with them winning the Premier League, and from a news organisation with previous ties to Liverpool, was an attempt to overshadow their achievement, and seen as an attempt by Liverpool based media to take the shine off the celebrations.
Rival fans lapped up the reports, with a ban from UEFA imminent. Man City issued a strongly worded statement accusing the process of being hostile and the leak to the media as being disappointing. UEFA had to follow up with their own statement, reflecting that they were not yet ready to announce anything with regards to the investigation, which centres around financial irregularities dating back to 2013/14, and widely reported in 2018 by Die Spiegel in a 4 part series of articles titled Manchester City Exposed using extracts from emails allegedly obtained by hacking into confidential systems. The hacker has since been arrested.
Immediately after this saga, which was a 24 hour whirlwind of hatred and vitriol, followed a social media post from a member of the Man City backroom staff, showing staff members singing chants from the terraces on their flight back to Manchester following their victory over Brighton. The song was a popular one sung that season by supporters poking fun at Liverpool's rendition of the Allez Allez Allez chant and featured some lines that some Liverpool fans misinterpreted or took offence to. Manchester City were forced to issue another statement, this time denying that the song had been sung by players, and that the song did not reference Hillsborough or attacks on Sean Cox, who was injured in violence in Liverpool before their Champions League tie against Roma the previous campaign.
The references to Liverpool, who had just finished runner up to Man City in the league, further fuelled the hatred between the two clubs which had been growing throughout a tough back and forth Premier League campaign. The proximity of the New York Times leak and the Liverpool media reaction to the social media post set up a fierce online battle between Liverpool fans, Manchester City fans, and anyone else who got in the way, backed up by media outlets lapping up the drama and dragging out the ordeal for clicks.
After 3-4 days the hatred subsided and normality began to resume. Things were to soon ramp back up again, however, as Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup final to cap off a domestic treble winning season. Rob Harris, a journalist for the Associated Press, an organisation that prides itself on independent journalism, asked Pep Guardiola a question about the source of his earnings from Manchester City. The question was asked because of an arrangement that Roberto Mancini had with Abu Dhabi, in which he was paid as a consultant, in addition to his salary at Manchester City. Rob Harris's question asked if Guardiola had received similar consultancy fees, without evidence. Pep did not like this question and these accusations form Rob, shouting at him for bringing up unfounded claims in the aftermath of his team achieving a domestic treble.
Rob Harris was forced to defend himself on Twitter, with some corners of the community questioning why he asked a question based on no evidence, and whether he was just trying to wade into the hatred that had been present all week.
In this same week, UEFA sent City's FFP irregularities case to the CFCB IC for investigation. City launched an appeal to CAS to block the process, citing ignoring of evidence, and an attempt to rush through a sanction. This is still ongoing. City accuse UEFA of cutting corners and trying to appease the media, rather than properly looking at the facts.

Amongst all of this, there have been questions from some City fans, particularly on social media, Twitter being the primary candidate, that some journalists are not being neutral in their viewpoints with regards to the reporting on the matters at hand. An anonymous Twitter user, using the handle city_rabin has tasked themselves with highlighting hipocracy and irregularities in the reporting of City's FFP battle with UEFA, and of reporting on alleged Sportswashing from state ownership of Manchester City from the UAE.
The accusations on Twitter centre around Miguel Delaney, a journalist at the Independent, who posted a preview of Man City's victory over Watford which focused more on how their achievements this season should be drawn into question and put in the context of a war in Yemen involving Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Rabin questioned how Miguel was able to accuse City fans of defending their club against UAE ownership, when he himself is employed by a company owned by a middle eastern state. He has also discussed in detail the CFCB IC UEFA referral , Barney Ronay's hit pieces on the club, and Rob Harris's FA Cup Final incident.

Most of this has been bubbling away throughout the summer. At one point a Man City fan vlog threatened to expose Rabin, and Rabin was forced to take time off Twitter, fed up with defending himself. A campaign against Rabin, and a group of City fans, appears to have struck a chord with some journalists who keep popping up with an opinion on the matter. Miguel Delaney in particular has been insistent on finding out Rabin's identity, and has refused to answer questions put to him. Most individuals involved appear to be dead set on their opinions, and any debate descends into claims of conspiracy or accusations that Rabin is paid by the football club to try and bring down the media who are against them, despite no evidence being provided to back up these claims.
This week a hit piece has been published by Nicholas McGeehan, another journalist who has been critical of the club, named Trollerball, in which he quickly details some of the accusations against City, before descending into personal attacks on City fans on social media, and particularly singling out Rabin. McGeehan has previously posted the 2017 piece on Man City's owners, and claims to be a human rights investigative journalist. There have been fiery exchanges on Twitter in the time since the piece was published, as McGeehan has tried to discredit Rabin once more.
It appears that the Rabin account has successfully rattled some journalists, who have continued the arguing on their social media platform of choice. The level of conspiracy over the indentity of the Rabin Twitter account and the accusations of it being funded by Man City have been an unusual turn of events for a group of individuals whose careers are built on the foundation of sourcing facts and evidence. Some are questioning the impartial nature of these journalists to be able to write football stories, particularly those relating to Manchester City, and their obsessive nature with regards to finding out the identity of an anonymous Twitter account with less than 8,000 followers.

It will be fascninating to see how this develops in the future. We have the prospect of UEFA's findings on the FFP investigation still to come, and the outcome from that. It is a strongly held belief by some factions of the football world that City should be punished heavily for this, with many calling for a Champions League ban (this would not be possible for the 19/20 season, so would be deferred). Contrastly, some argue that nothing will come of this, and the club appear to be resolute in their message that there are no problems with their accounting. It is widely believed that City will take UEFA to court if anything is sanctioned.
Part of the problem is that some journalists are taken at face value with what they right, but when questioned, can't hold up to scrutiny and debate. The minute they are being questioned they resort to petty remarks.
I do emplore you to read up on City_rabin's findings on their Twitter account. Some of the discoveries are enlightening and ask important questions of the media, which they are refusing to answer or offer up any accountability. Decide for yourself which side of the fence you sit on, but we cannot allow the level of personal attacks on Manchester City fans from journalists who should be conducting themselves better on social media platforms. And that is somethign that should be spoken about.
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2019.07.22 15:23 NumerousExamination The Media Attack On Man City Fans And The Rise of Rabin

It all started in the aftermath of the Premier League season. Manchester City had just beaten Brighton 4-1 at the AMEX Stadium to lift the Premier League trophy with 98 points, pipping Liverpool to the title by a point, having just embarked on a 14 game unbeaten run.
Within 24 hours, reports emerged from the New York Times about UEFA being ready to slap City with a Champions League ban, and it was reported that the results of this would be in the coming week. The report, from Rory Smith, was met with a lot of anger amongst Man City fans, who felt that the immediacy of the report, leaked to coincide with them winning the Premier League, and from a news organisation with previous ties to Liverpool, was an attempt to overshadow their achievement, and seen as an attempt by Liverpool based media to take the shine off the celebrations.
Rival fans lapped up the reports, with a ban from UEFA imminent. Man City issued a strongly worded statement accusing the process of being hostile and the leak to the media as being disappointing. UEFA had to follow up with their own statement, reflecting that they were not yet ready to announce anything with regards to the investigation, which centres around financial irregularities dating back to 2013/14, and widely reported in 2018 by Die Spiegel in a 4 part series of articles titled Manchester City Exposed using extracts from emails allegedly obtained by hacking into confidential systems. The hacker has since been arrested.
Immediately after this saga, which was a 24 hour whirlwind of hatred and vitriol, followed a social media post from a member of the Man City backroom staff, showing staff members singing chants from the terraces on their flight back to Manchester following their victory over Brighton. The song was a popular one sung that season by supporters poking fun at Liverpool's rendition of the Allez Allez Allez chant and featured some lines that some Liverpool fans misinterpreted or took offence to. Manchester City were forced to issue another statement, this time denying that the song had been sung by players, and that the song did not reference Hillsborough or attacks on Sean Cox, who was injured in violence in Liverpool before their Champions League tie against Roma the previous campaign.
The references to Liverpool, who had just finished runner up to Man City in the league, further fuelled the hatred between the two clubs which had been growing throughout a tough back and forth Premier League campaign. The proximity of the New York Times leak and the Liverpool media reaction to the social media post set up a fierce online battle between Liverpool fans, Manchester City fans, and anyone else who got in the way, backed up by media outlets lapping up the drama and dragging out the ordeal for clicks.
After 3-4 days the hatred subsided and normality began to resume. Things were to soon ramp back up again, however, as Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup final to cap off a domestic treble winning season. Rob Harris, a journalist for the Associated Press, an organisation that prides itself on independent journalism, asked Pep Guardiola a question about the source of his earnings from Manchester City. The question was asked because of an arrangement that Roberto Mancini had with Abu Dhabi, in which he was paid as a consultant, in addition to his salary at Manchester City. Rob Harris's question asked if Guardiola had received similar consultancy fees, without evidence. Pep did not like this question and these accusations form Rob, shouting at him for bringing up unfounded claims in the aftermath of his team achieving a domestic treble.
Rob Harris was forced to defend himself on Twitter, with some corners of the community questioning why he asked a question based on no evidence, and whether he was just trying to wade into the hatred that had been present all week.
In this same week, UEFA sent City's FFP irregularities case to the CFCB IC for investigation. City launched an appeal to CAS to block the process, citing ignoring of evidence, and an attempt to rush through a sanction. This is still ongoing. City accuse UEFA of cutting corners and trying to appease the media, rather than properly looking at the facts.

Amongst all of this, there have been questions from some City fans, particularly on social media, Twitter being the primary candidate, that some journalists are not being neutral in their viewpoints with regards to the reporting on the matters at hand. An anonymous Twitter user, using the handle city_rabin has tasked themselves with highlighting hipocracy and irregularities in the reporting of City's FFP battle with UEFA, and of reporting on alleged Sportswashing from state ownership of Manchester City from the UAE.
The accusations on Twitter centre around Miguel Delaney, a journalist at the Independent, who posted a preview of Man City's victory over Watford which focused more on how their achievements this season should be drawn into question and put in the context of a war in Yemen involving Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Rabin questioned how Miguel was able to accuse City fans of defending their club against UAE ownership, when he himself is employed by a company owned by a middle eastern state. He has also discussed in detail the CFCB IC UEFA referral , Barney Ronay's hit pieces on the club, and Rob Harris's FA Cup Final incident.

Most of this has been bubbling away throughout the summer. At one point a Man City fan vlog threatened to expose Rabin, and Rabin was forced to take time off Twitter, fed up with defending himself. A campaign against Rabin, and a group of City fans, appears to have struck a chord with some journalists who keep popping up with an opinion on the matter. Miguel Delaney in particular has been insistent on finding out Rabin's identity, and has refused to answer questions put to him. Most individuals involved appear to be dead set on their opinions, and any debate descends into claims of conspiracy or accusations that Rabin is paid by the football club to try and bring down the media who are against them, despite no evidence being provided to back up these claims.
This week a hit piece has been published by Nicholas McGeehan, another journalist who has been critical of the club, named Trollerball, in which he quickly details some of the accusations against City, before descending into personal attacks on City fans on social media, and particularly singling out Rabin. McGeehan has previously posted the 2017 piece on Man City's owners, and claims to be a human rights investigative journalist. There have been fiery exchanges on Twitter in the time since the piece was published, as McGeehan has tried to discredit Rabin once more.
It appears that the Rabin account has successfully rattled some journalists, who have continued the arguing on their social media platform of choice. The level of conspiracy over the indentity of the Rabin Twitter account and the accusations of it being funded by Man City have been an unusual turn of events for a group of individuals whose careers are built on the foundation of sourcing facts and evidence. Some are questioning the impartial nature of these journalists to be able to write football stories, particularly those relating to Manchester City, and their obsessive nature with regards to finding out the identity of an anonymous Twitter account with less than 8,000 followers.

It will be fascninating to see how this develops in the future. We have the prospect of UEFA's findings on the FFP investigation still to come, and the outcome from that. It is a strongly held belief by some factions of the football world that City should be punished heavily for this, with many calling for a Champions League ban (this would not be possible for the 19/20 season, so would be deferred). Contrastly, some argue that nothing will come of this, and the club appear to be resolute in their message that there are no problems with their accounting. It is widely believed that City will take UEFA to court if anything is sanctioned.
Part of the problem is that some journalists are taken at face value with what they right, but when questioned, can't hold up to scrutiny and debate. The minute they are being questioned they resort to petty remarks.
I do emplore you to read up on City_rabin's findings on their Twitter account. Some of the discoveries are enlightening and ask important questions of the media, which they are refusing to answer or offer up any accountability. Decide for yourself which side of the fence you sit on, but we cannot allow the level of personal attacks on Manchester City fans from journalists who should be conducting themselves better on social media platforms. And that is somethign that should be spoken about.
Here is the latest on the current shitstorm



Edit: Jeez Louise, this blew up. I wrote this as a summary of events from the past summer because a few people have been mentioning not having a clue about what all the drama has been this summer on Twitter and who the Rabin bloke was. I didn't expect to be gilded (thanks for that guys!), and I definitely didn't want angry Liverpool fans calling me names and giving me grief in my DMs for what is basically a summary of events, properly laid out with sources and as much info as I could cobble together, and not some sort of biased club mouthpiece like I have been accused. Some of the comments I've had are no different to the ones being thrown Rabin's way on Twitter. Are people not self aware? Thanks to all who have taken the time to read up and now feel like they have better knowledge. To all those smart arses who think that they know best (/soccer thread is an absolute cesspit), then move along! Your opinion is no more worthy than if it was coated in gold.

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2019.02.11 16:28 ShadeMir Raw - February 11, 2019

Raw
Dallas, Texas
February 11, 2019
Raw starts with a recap of the main event of last week, the Nick Aldis and Matt Taven match to determine who will face Seth Rollins at Elimination Chamber.
Raw starts with Nick Aldis in the ring with Kamilla Kaine.
Aldis cuts a promo on his match this Sunday at the Elimination Chamber with Seth Rollins. He introduces Kamilla Kaine as his business associate. He says that Seth Rollins and he have a date with destiny at Elimination Chamber. Rollins is going to find out why Aldis is the Dealer.
Rollins comes out and says that Nick Aldis is a formidable foe. But he has to win at the Elimination Chamber. His crusade is to make the WWE the best company in the world and that’s why he stayed. He has to win to keep that dream alive. Nick Aldis will be a tough test, but Rollins has beaten bigger.
He’s known as the man who committed the Heist of the Century at Wrestlemania 31, but everyone will remember him as the man who won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestlemania.
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
After a promo video for Elimination Chamber, SCU comes out as Scorpio has a match with Drago. Aero Star and Drago come out with the Raw Tag Team Titles.
Scorpio Sky defeats Drago with a 450 splash in 13:19.
Kazarian gets in the ring after the match and there’s a stare down between the two teams. Both teams look ready for their tag title match this Sunday.
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
EC3 is walking backstage when Gedo walks up to him. He tells him that Jay White is ready and waiting for this Sunday at Elimination Chamber. EC3 tells Gedo that he hopes Jay White is ready and that he meant what he said last week. He cockily tells Gedo that the air is amazing in the top one percent.
Gedo just smirks and tells him that Jay White will show the world what he is about at Elimination Chamber.
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
The Usos are out for a match with War Machine.
War Machine defeats the Usos after a Fallout to Jey Uso in 14:29.
After the match, both teams are attacked by the Kingdom. Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan leave the two teams laying.
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Backstage, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan are celebrating backstage with Matt Taven when Jason Michaels comes up and demands an explanation for what just happened. Taven says that the Kingdom is tired of sitting on the sidelines and if Michaels isn’t going to give them opportunities, they’re going to take them.
Michaels make a tag team triple threat elimination match for Elimination Chamber. The Kingdom will face War Machine and the Usos. The winner will be the number one contender to the Raw Tag Team championship.
=-=-=-=-=-=-=
The Second Hour starts with a gauntlet match with the five challengers of Christopher Daniels’ Intercontinental Championship. The winner will earn the right to be the last pod opened. Zack Gibson is out first with Fenix the second. These two have had a rivalry going since Fenix beat Gibson to qualify for the Fatal Four Way at the Rumble.
After about 9 minutes, Gibson uses a dirty pin to eliminate Fenix.
Gibson grabs a microphone and reminds everyone he’s Liverpool’s Number One and he can’t wait to see who the next victim will be.
Matt Taven comes out with a wicked smile and the fight is on. We cut to Commercial.
After 10 minutes, Matt Taven hits a lucky Climax on Gibson after reversing a suplex, and pins him. Taven kicks Gibson out of the ring and waits as Darby Allin comes out.
Darby Allin is sneak attacked by the Kingdom before he can get to the ring. TK and Vinny lay into Allin, beating him up over and over and over. They roll him into the ring for Taven’s easy pickings.
Taven goes for the cover, but Allin kicks out just in time. Taven can’t believe it. Allin struggles to his feet and holds his hands up, begging for Taven to come at him. Taven charges at him and Allin fights back. It looks like he’s out of it but he keeps finding ways to sneak out and away from Matt Taven.
The Kingdom stay ringside, shouting support to Taven and trying to interfere where they can. We cut to Commercial.
After another 9 minutes, Darby Allin is up on the top rope. He turns to hit a coffin drop and Vinny gets into the ring, taking the hit in order to save Taven. Taven tries to roll up Allin, but he reverses the pin and pins Matt Taven!
The Kingdom is stunned, but they start ganging up on Darby Allin all over again.
Joey Janela comes out. He’s got a shit eating grin on his face. He knows he’s got light work ahead of him to get the final spot.
The Kingdom leave the ring, though there’s a stare down between the the Heel Taven and the Heel Janela.
Janela goes for the easy pin, but Allin refuses to go down without a fight. We cut to Commercial
There’s a solid back and forth and Janela keeps trying to get the better of Allin, but the scrappy underdog refuses to go down. Darby’s face paint is almost gone due to the match. He’s been in the ring now for almost 20 minutes.
Janela hit the Package Piledriver and is going for the pin when Scorpio and Kazarian hit the ring. The ref is out of position and Janela gets up, frustrated. The ref starts getting Scorpio and Kazarian out of the ring. As he does, Christopher Daniels sneaks in and drops Janela with the Angel’s Wings. Darby sees this as he’s gotten up. He’s confused, not sure why Daniels would help him, until he realizes it’s more about getting back at Janela for his attack on him two weeks ago.
Daniels rolls out of the ring.
Darby hits the Coffin Drop and goes for the pin.
Darby Allin def Joey Janela, Zack Gibson, Fenix, and Matt Taven in 40:05 to earn the right to be released last in the Elimination Chamber.
Raw goes off the air as Allin stares at Janela who is on the floor in front of the ring and is staring up on the ramp, where Christopher Daniels and SCU are standing. Daniels holds the IC title up for all to see.
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2019.02.03 07:50 bastardsheep AWIHL Round 10: Scores, table & discussion.

Saturday: 2019-02-02
Away Team Score Score Home Team Suggested Hashtags
🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 6 7 ❄️ Melbourne Ice #AWIHL #SSvMI
🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 2 10 🔥 Perth Inferno #AWIHL #ARvPI
Sunday: 2019-02-03
Away Team Score Score Home Team Suggested Hashtags
🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 3 10 🔥 Perth Inferno #AWIHL #ARvPI
🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 4(SO) 3 ❄️ Melbourne Ice #AWIHL #SSvMI
Season Table:
Pos LW Team GP W L SOW SOL TP
1 1 ❄️ Melbourne Ice 10 8 1 0 1 25
2 2 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens 10 5 3 2 0 19
3 3 🔥 Perth Inferno 10 5 5 0 0 15
4 4 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 8 2 5 0 1 7
5 5 🏃‍♀️ Adelaide Rush 10 2 8 0 0 6
(Legend: current Position - Last Week's position - Team name - Games Played - regulation Wins - regulation Losses - Shoot Out Wins - Shoot Out Losses - Total Points).
Points Structure
  • Regulation Win: 3
  • Shootout Win: 2
  • Shootout Loss: 1
  • Regulation Loss: 0
AWIHL 2018/19 Season Points Per Game.
Next Week: Round 11.
Date Time Away Team Home Team Location Suggested Hashtags
2019-02-16 17:00 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney #AWIHL #BGvSS
2019-02-17 09:15 🦎 Brisbane Goannas 🧜‍♀️ Sydney Sirens Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink, Sydney #AWIHL #BGvSS
Don't forget, all games can be streamed live via the AWIHL YouTube channel (linked below). But I highly advise getting to a game live if it's in your neck of the woods. Nothing beats being there.
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2017.02.28 16:29 Facu474 The most distant Kitsune - Tokyo Dome Trip - Part 6 - The Metal Resistance Continues

WALL OF DEATH… ehh I mean Text
 
Hello again! This is a continuation of my story Here you can find Part 1 (the rest in the comments). This part is all about TOKYO DOME - Black Night and the end of my trip.
 
I am sorry, but this part is by far the longest (I stopped because I reached Reddit's 40000 character limit), but I figured not to put another part with my conclusions alone. Also, I think I should publish this, lol, 28.000 words, 45 pages, and counting.
 
I am sorry for the long wait. We’ve had the absolute worst heat wave. 42C every single day for the past week, and a terrible storm on Tuesday did nothing to help. It actually made things worse, this was my highway (yes, highway) offramp, here is a video. Some poor people decided to take the surface road, needless to say, it didn’t end well. All of this has lead to long blackouts. So I couldn’t do anything. Thankfully, the weekend arrived and power is now stable (still hot though), Monday and Tuesday are holidays, os it gives me extra time for this. We also got an eclipse on Sunday! But please, now, enjoy…
 
Tuesday - 20th (Black Night): I woke up to see that there were several videos from last night, I wanted to watch them all, and the the dresses from the night before (I hadn’t even seen them, I only saw ants move across a stage), but I had to leave early to go to see a family member of mine. He lives near Shibuya. He’s been living in Japan for over 50 years, and I hadn’t seen him since I was a kid. So I went (very difficult to find the platform for his train line in Shibuya Station, its at the very end). I got off and it was a pretty small Station, a lot of people my age, though, because there was a university nearby. I loved that I came to see him because I was able to walk through some very Anime-like neighborhoods, crossing the train tracks, and everything. I found the house (at the very end of his complex). I brought him some food from Argentina, and we spoke for awhile, it was a nice experience.
After leaving, I went back to Akihabara, where some redditors (shackonthetarget, zarcka_metal, bogdogger, and... I don’t know the username of you other, sorry, if you see this please tell me) were in a Maid Cafe, I decided to join them. When trying to find the building, I saw a maid outside giving out fliers, I asked her (she spoke better English than my hotel staff, lol) she directed me into the building behind her. It was floors and floors of games, and I just could, t find where I had to go. Turns out, you had to get on the elevator on the first floor :/ I finally got there, and saw them. I really can’t speak perfectly about this, it was a really weird experience, especially since I haven’t seen any Anime. I knew none of the phrases they were saying, but… its something I think everyone should do in Japan. The food was adorable, and so were the maids. We were able to keep the bunny/cat ears. Can’t say I have put them to any use. lol. The coolest part was that they were playing BABYMETAL over the speakers for us (we didn’t even ask), and one of them went on stage and sang Headbanger!!! She knew all the moves! That was seriously a really cool part of the trip, Thanks to shackonthetarget for the idea!
After eating, we then headed just half a block over to… Trio :) Well, in reality, we kinda did more in the rest of the building (Akihabara Radio Kaikan). Mostly in the rest of the Anime shops. Shackonthetarget was very excited at all the things sold. Now that I have seen some Anime, I understand, and know some characters. But at the time, I didn’t really know any. But it was still super funny the NSFW positions some Anime girls were put in, like, not even subtle.
 
Tokyo Dome
After that, we headed to Tokyo Dome. It didn’t stop raining (thanks typhoon). I went with some to a 7/11 (like I didn’t know enough of them already), because they had to take out cash (The Maid Cafe was not cheap). Everyone went to their hotels, and I waited there for like half an hour. I saw a billboard in the middle of the “mall” in Tokyo Dome City, it was Himeka!!! I am sad to say I can’t find the picture I KNOW I took… Oh well… I waited until shackonthetarget and zarcka_metal came back, and we went to an English pub there (called The HUB). They had this on the wall, which I couldn’t stop laughing about (technically, Celtic does use it from time to time, but that chant is associated way more with Liverpool, lol). They were playing BABYMETAL too, and with reason, since it was full of kitsunes. We spent like and hour or two talking, and drinking. An hour before the show was going to start we headed to the Dome. I was laughing because of the amount of people who had an extra ticket for the show,. They were trying to give them away for free (they were all gate 41, my section, lol), if only I had known. Some were exchanging them in the Tokyo dome Hotel lobby. One person in the group (was it BigBobby2016?) couldn’t find the hotel. We were laughing our asses off because this is what you see from the Tokyo Dome, there are no towers even close to the height in the area, and the name is on the top, lol.
We separated at this point, I stood at the entrance for a few minutes, maybe I could see a famous BM fan, or the ones I knew. I did get to meet the girls from the video circulating at the time (no picture, I didn’t want to put them, or their parents in a tight spot, they are young after all. I did catch them in a video I took, though (only briefly).
No line this time, since we entered much after the gates opened. This seat was much better than yesterdays, I would say one of the best seats, I had the middle (front) of the stage directly in front of me. I was high up, but this meant I had a great view of the entire stadium, especially considering I was just before the veranda, and next to the aisle. And as I waited for the show to start, I saw a familiar face, gardiguy, he got one of the free tickets, and was a few seats behind me, so I went over to him and talked a bit. He was actually supposed to be at the Sumo championship, he said he had fun, but that he got bored (the presentations take ages for a 5 second fight). I had told him he would prefer BM over that. Then, maron-metal ’s wife appeared, Eriko. She had the other seat next to gardiguy, we talked a little more, but I left as the “owners” of the seat came, not before taking a picture! Sorry Eriko, got you with your eyes closed :/ We were also sending pictures of our views (on the Line group), and look at the terrible seat sho-taBlue got, poor guy.
As you can see in the picture, I wore the Argentina jersey. I had actually wanted to take the flag I had, but I didn’t want to get into any trouble, or bother any one around me. This was a great compromise. Plus, I knew I would be easily spotted. And, I was, I can see myself in the ProShot!!!
 

Black Night

VIDEO SHOWING HOW BM GOT HERE
So, I sat in my spot, put on my corset, and had the Onedari Dollars, and Awadama Balloons in my pocket; since they weren’t played the day before, I knew they would be played today. So… the lights started dimming down again… Ohh the excitement filled the air…
Show Start: Koba appeared again… I can’t remember, but I’m sure at least 99% of what was said was the same as Red Night. Then, another video started… with the BABYMETAL DEATH Intro. Fuck Yes!!! The best song to start a show with!!! Every time I hear it, I get goosebumps. The video started explaining how the whole world joined here this night, I felt so good being a part of this. The woman in the video asked if we were ready to headbang? “Yeah!!!” Then again: “the Fox God can’t here you. Are you ready to Headbang?!” “YEEEAHHHH!!!!” Everyone screamed!
Song 1: I can’t explain how loud I shouted every single letter: “B” “A” “B” “Y” then, the “M” that the Japanese pronounce more like an “L-O”, that ones kinda tricky. And so on… In my section, most people didn’t jump, but I wasn’t about to let that change me, I jumped like I was in THE ONE section, almost hitting the person next to me each time. Then came “Death” (desu) ”Death” “Death”… I love it with that long outro with the lights behind the girls.
Song 2: Awadama Fever, all I can say about this song is: “AHH… YEAH! Tondeke, ba ba baburu gamu!” (I don’t care its a Su part, I sang anyway!) Plus, I really enjoy the middle break, and the “1, 2, 3, 4 !” ..n “Hii fuu mii yoo!” I love this song because since most movements are with the arms, and not too complicated, Su can join in the choreography with Yui & Moa, more-so than usual. (I just noticed in the second video almost at the end the little dance Yui does… Love it!]
Song 3: Ohh yeah… I could hear a “motorcycle” (at least, thats what I think of when I hear it). One of my favorites is coming, and I think supremely underrated… Uki Uki Midnight!!! I love electro-pop, plus some added Metal in the background, you get a masterpiece. Again… I thought I was going to lose my voice completely… only 3 songs in, and they were some of my favorites… I knew the Ainote perfectly, and shouted every, single, one. “You and ME”! Plus that end segment is one of my favorite BM moments… (I hope they add a little more of the wide shot with the lights in the Delorean) This is turning in to an awesome show!
Song 4: We could hear drums… that means its META time. I gotta say, at this point I was thinking “great, a “slow” song” (one I particularly never got the feeling for). Ohhh, boy, was I wrong. I the only choreography was the slow walk back and forth, but these little “jiggles” by Yui and Moa… they caught me. And the deal was finally closed wth the “oooohhhh… oooohhh…. “ chant. (THAT I APPEAR IN!!!) That part was just too impressive, I did not expect anything like it. By FAR one of my favorite moments of the shows. I wasn’t too fond of Meta Taro, but when you heard all the stadium singing in unison, it gave a new meaning to song, I will never forget that.
Song 5: Sis Anger Another one I couldn’t really “get”, sadly… I still can’t get it. To me they removed from this song the reason I listen to BM… Kawaii + Metal, Pop + Metal. I am not saying I dislike the metal portion… I love it, but I don’t like how they changed the girls’ tone of voice. I do love the intro though… I’ll get it at some point… It did give us this gorgeous Yui silhouette…
Song 6: Another amazing intro… (I LOVE INTROS!!!!) They really hype the song more than if it were just played… I think context is as important as the main subject. It was Mischiefs of the Metal Gods. Boy… are their mischiefs good. The Kami band (to me) has become such an essential part of BM. I can’t imagine BM without them… Boh is just…. The best. His part with everyone clapping is just freaking amazing! It makes a guy shed a tear how he can play with both hands. But don’t think I don’t share any love for the rest. Ohmura always goes crazy, even when not in the spotlight. LEDA is methodical, he is always 100% concentrated on what he is doing, throwing a face every now and then.
Song 7: Obviously… after a Kami solo… comes Su solo. Another INTRO!!! This time its a slow piano + orchestra intro. It really is music to present the queen. Yui and Moa get some hijinks stories, a perfect fir. While the Queen gets proper Royal entry music. I am conflicted, but if someone asks me my favorite song, its either Akatsuki, or Kimi to Anime ga Mitai (I know, completely different). One wasn’t (and might never again be) played. So Akatsuki definitely was going to be my favorite. The thing with Su solos is the lack of participation. Black BM songs are essentially 50% crowd participation (4 no Uta is like 90%). But this seems like I say it is bad… NO! We are watching a spectacle. With MoiMoi, we have fun WITH them. With Su… I would see we watch her have an inner battle… could be anything, only she knows, but we do see her get better and better at it. Every time she gets on the stage she immediately steals the spotlight, and doesn’t waste it one bit.
Song 8: Onedari Daisakusen. My favorite Black BM song. I love this song, but with the lack of fancams and it not being in the WOWOW broadcast… I can’t seem to remember much. I can tell you my favorite part is the break in the middle with: “One for the money, two for the money…, money, money, money…” and then the “Katte! Katte! Katte! … Chodai! Chodai! Chodai!…”
Song 9: No Rain No Rainbow. Another song I had underestimated. Note, I loved this song. Its the only BM song my family can listen to, I have played the Budokan Live for the past year, can’t wait to be able to switch to the Tokyo Dome version; of they liked Budokan, they will love Tokyo Dome’s version. When I say I underestimated it, its because I didn’t believe it could be THAT much more impactful live, since its a slower, less loud, song. But I was entirely wrong, I would say its one of the songs that most improves in the live version. You can feel Suzuka put all her strength into the vocals of this song, killing every note. The same goes for the Kami, they seem to be involved emotionally into the song as well, the guitar duets really shine in this one. Since it wasn’t released in WOWOW, I did a little “Remaster”; adding the Intro, and using the best video I found, with the bootleg audio. I am truly sorry for those that were saluted by the Queen at the start of the song, we know that is impossible to survive, RIP.
Song 10: Doki Doki Morning. The one that started it all some 6 and odd years ago. Amazing they can still play it with such spirit after all these years. You can (obviously) see a huge improvement. Moa now remembers when to start, lol The three girls reappeared, all on the upper stage! How are they gonna dance up there? Its so small! Somehow, they found the same to do so.This song was so fun, after a very emotional No Rain No Rainbow, it brought everyone back up!
Song 11: “Kitsuneeee…” Ohh shit…. Here comes the fan favorite (at least, under my understanding). By far… no other song is close… Megitsune. This song was even more powerful given we visited the shrine where they filmed the MV the night before. As soon as it started with just the first “SORE!” I immediately knew it was everyones favorite, far louder than anything else I had heard up to then, everyone was putting all their strength here. The best part: I didn’t expect a C&R at all… but we got one! Just after the slow part of the song: “Are you Ready? Are you ready TOKYO DOME!?!!” I don’t even know what Yui or Moa said, but I shouted with everyone anyway! “Soiya Soiya Soiya Soiya….” “SORE!” (X2!!!) I expect the doubled “sore” part even less… But I’m so glad we had it… it really helps.
Song 12: Gothic Music? You better bet its some Head Banger!… “but I had head banged too much, how can this song live up to its name now?” Ohh… if only I could have shut my mouth… I barely knew what was about to come. The first part… completely standard. Same callbacks as always (only louder because there was so much more people than always. Then… the longest headbanger in history. My arm hadn’t even been able to rest from the night before… I really thought my arm was going to literally fall off. I had to switch arms… I just couldn’t continue with both. I knew at this point how much THE ONE must train their heads and arms for this. I was doing some major amateur work. I also noticed the Kami was into it too… the 3 (Ohmura, LEDA, and Boh) were on the floor (must be really hard to play). Again, no idea what Yui or Moa were saying… lol. Even Su got some talk in! Sadly (or thankfully, at least) a guy who was on the floor bowing down over and over was shown only a second on the WOWOW broadcast. But I remember clearly from the show, he was shown on the big screen for a VERY long time, must have been well over 30 seconds. There was also smoke, but I was surprised MoiMoi didn’t get an upgrade and get some cannons by this point… (Note for Koba next time ;).
Song 13: The “oh so famous”piano Intro (with Sus voiceover) started. First I thought it was odd it was in English, though the whole show was like that. But more importantly, I clearly saw they changed what was usually said to include the lighting of the corsets. (Talking about “linking our hearts together”) Actually, the whole thing was mostly changed. At this moment the corsets lit up (with RED this time!!). Sadly, I have to say my corset didn’t work this time :( Its difficult to see with it on, so I took it off for a second, and saw the light was NOT working… Oh well, nothing I can do now. Then, Su appeared, and Yui and Moa on the end of the coffin platforms! At this moment I looked at the crowd, to see if thy would maybe move the chairs to the side and MOSH! Nope. Yui and Moa started their run, and the whole stage was “set on fire”. Actually, small fires remained through the whole song.
Encore: A sad part, to see the end of the shows. But the crowd was as wild as ever, and the Kami and the girls were really loose now. I clearly remember (and am helped by the pro-shot) Su’s face after the first set of “We are BM!” First she. Had the biggest grin on her face, and she immediately turned into a “your damn right we are” face. You could see her through the entire thing, she was ecstatic. I talk more about Su, because even during the songs (especially Black BM) you get to see Yui and Moa act more. But thats not to say they (and even the Kami) weren’t letting all the energy left out! I was in awe looking at the entire stadium, everyone shouting in unison “We Are BM!!!” Ever since I first saw the Budokan Blurays this had been a dream, to be in Japan shouting the famous phrase. I was so into it, that I missed the, now incredibly famous moment; Su’s slip. I did see her on the floor, though, since the whole stadium shouted: “Oooohh” as soon as it happened. Then Yui almost slipped as well! MoiMoi grabbed each other, and trying not to slip themselves. They got to the end, hugging each other. This is, by far, the most memorable moment of the trip. And then Su giving Yui and Moa a moment with the Mic. They seemed thrilled she would offer it. And add some confusion with Moa. They then went to the center stage, did a “We are BM!” Again, and disappeared! But we were not alone, for the Kami came out, poor LEDA slipping in the same spot as Su.
 
End
Just so you know why things might get a bit moody from here on out, while I wrote this, I was listening to X Japan’s Tears, Say Anything and Art of Life, a deadly combination.
X Japan has a HUGE role in BM existence; if you can, please go see them at Wembley on March 4th.
 
When it ended, this time I wasn’t as… pensive, as last time. I didn’t have ANY type of BM blues, like the day before, because this time, I had something to do. With the meet up group, we were set to meet outside the stadium. Before leaving my seat, I (having nothing to “lose” now), I took 3 pictures (I don’t know why I didn’t just take an F***ing Panorama). So, I started While trying to get outside, the pressure from inside and the wind pushed you out, lol. As I got down to the bottom of the stairs, some guys saw my t-shirt and shouted: “Vamos Argentina!!!” I was laughing so much, and answered with a fist in the air:”Asi me gusta! Vamos Japon, tambien!” Everyone around us had a horror look on their face, like I was shouting like some demented preacher. Too bad I didn’t stop and take a picture, I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss my group. I got to the entrance, and waited 2 minutes before aunthor appeared. He told me he had seen me in the stadium, that he was just a couple (couple much) seats behind me. Too bad I didn’t know at the time. We were set to go to the HUB pub. We went there (just a few hundred meters away), still raining. The place was packed, with no sign of our group. They sent a message, they were looking around the Suidobashi station for somewhere to eat, so we headed there. The station was packed, again. While we waited I went over to a guy selling sets of printed pictures of some BM shows. Koba would have probably gone livid if he saw this (remember Mexico).
We got a message. They had found a restaurant, on the other side of the station from Tokyo Dome. They sent a picture of the front so we could spot it. We walked towards it, trying too find it, and we spotted Kentosdad, who had came outside to signal us, in case we missed it. Bless him, he was waiting in the heavy rain; he even stayed outside for others that were coming. We went upstairs, again, you had to remove your shoes before going inside. We entered and found our group, we took up an entire section (4 tables) of the restaurant. AS I was sitting down, I realized I hadn’t used any of nabazul s gifts :/ * Yelp . Ehhh…. Better not say anything. *:()** Everyone was trying to get everything they saw during the night out at the same time, it was impossible, but we finally could talk slowly about each part of the show. I remember xacto_knife talking about how everyone was off-sync in the Megitsune “wave”. I had noticed it too while we were doing it, everyone was moving off-beat. Everyone was shouting when they had their arm behind their head, when it should be in front of their head. At the time I thought it had to do with the time it took for the sound to move across the stadium, but if you see in the video, even the people some rows back were doing it wrong (while the front row was doing it right). We talked about why the baseball net was still up? It kinda blocked the view for some. When everyone had arrived we finally started ordering. Poor kentosdad had to order everything from this tablet on the table, there were so many orders! Looking around us, most of the tables (if not all) were BM fans. Some were getting quite drunk, from what one could hear (shouting) lol. A couple (a man and a woman) in a table next to us were curious. They asked some questions, where we were from, and whatnot. Some from our group gave them their fan creations. I think pepcok s chains, and DaemonSD s pins/keychains? After this they wanted a picture with all of us, we obviously obliged. I can’t remember why, but we took another picture without the guy, but with the girl. Not that I’m complaining. I can’t even remember what we ate that night, had so many thoughts crossing through my mind.
We stayed there talking about the shows until like 12, when some of us had to leave (because trains stop at like 1 AM, don’t want to be left stranded). We all said our goodbyes, and those who didn’t stay in this area headed to the station. I went on the train with Kentosdad, and someone else (who was it?). This other person got off at the first station. And I continued with Kentosdad to Akihabara (2nd station). Knowing this was the end of my journey, I thanked him, and we waved goodbye. I got to the hotel around 1:30AM. I got a picture of an almost deserted Akihabara Station. I kinda stayed there for a minute watching, knowing this was my last night. When the trains stopped passing, I decided it was time, and went to bed.
 
Wednesday (9/21) I woke up to see this. Busted… lol (look who is in the background). Lets just say… someone * cough * kentosdad * cough * had called in sick for Tuesday… Needless to say, I don’t think BM fever is an acceptable condition to leave work. I knew I would return home in the afternoon, so I packed my things, checked out, and left my bag in the lobby. Before I left, I had to do one last stop in Trio. I went over, and I happened to meet two foreigners there. It just so happened they were suzukayuimoa and fukei-metal. The funny thing is, we didn’t know each other were redditors! We only found out when I recognized suzukayuimoa in his post, and fukei-metal happned to appear in the comments! What a small BM world. I ended up buying the Land of the Rising Sun T-shirt. I really liked it, ever since I saw the Japan map in the back. But I was really still searching for the Doodle sweatshirt, I didn’t find it anywhere :( ( However, I just bought it last week on Buyee :).) We went together a little, around Akihabara, entering a few shops with some BM things. I forgot to take pictures this time :/ We ended up separating when we entered a shop, I decided to stay for a while longer to buy friends any family gifts. As soon as I got everything I wanted, I left back to my hotel. But, I just couldn’t, I had something in the back of my mind controlling me, saying: “You must buy something else.” Sigh… I went back to Trio… Thankfully, I had the mindset to buy something cheap, so I ended up getting this Yui SG “signed” postcard. Ironically its something I am very grateful to have purchased, I love the little postcard.
At this point, I didn’t have time for any more detours. I went back to my hotel, and got my bag from the lobby. Before leaving I noticed that the Halloween decorations were already up (over a month before October 31st), quite off for me for it to be so early. I took the train from Akihabara (Yamanote Loop), to Tokyo Station. There I went down to the Narita Express (its direct to the terminals, and its made to take bags, unlike regular trains). As it went by the buildings, I got my last sight of a landmark, the gigantic Tokyo Skytree. I watched as it went by, it seemed to never want to go away…
I forgot to mention that, the 19th, I had sent one of my bags to the airport (full of new clothes and gifts). First thing I did at the airport was go and get it. They are really fast, and cheap, what an amazing service. I found the JAL check-in area, and as soon as the staff member started checking me in, he was like: “Argentina?! You have a long way to go, I do not envy you” Lol.
Before going through passport control, I explored the shops a bit. I went into the Pokemon shop, and played a bit with this… odd game. I then tried to find a place to eat. I found this restaurant with a beautiful view over the airplanes. This cost less than $10 at the airport!!! How is this possible?!?! I went inside the Terminal, passing passport control, and passed a shop which had tons of people going nuts in it for some reason…??? I finally got to my gate, and saw this beautiful JAL 777, next to our plane (booked from our view). I was a little early, so I watched a bit of news, and even the Sumo wrestling gardiguy had seen the day before!
But, it was finally here, time to board. I can’t say I was amused getting on a 787 this time… I did carry something with me, though, the Wembley memorial T-shirt. By this point the shirt was completely sweaty, and I did bing a spare shirt, but I did not want to take it off, I wanted to keep it on, forever. Then, the moment had to come at some point, we took off. I watched, with tears in my eyes, as this magical place, where I had met incredible people, and had the time of my life, was being left behind me.
I was reanimated by watching some of my favorite shows to distract me, I just couldn’t listen to BM at this moment, it would not brighten up my day, and I never want BM to be associated with any negative thoughts. The amazing Japanese food from JAL lightened my mood up again, as a final Japanese farewell. Then, we crossed the International Date Line, I was once again back in my side of the world. Finally arriving in New York 14 hours after we took off. I did have a bright point here, I always love saying this: I left Tokyo at 6:30PM, and arrived in New York at 6PM, the SAME DAY. (mint-flavored time machine, maybe?)
This time, I was in no rush, I had plenty of time to get to my gate, and the excitement obviously isn’t there anymore. I did get this beautiful picture of the sunset I had seen twice, now. I was sadly reminded why I viewed Japan so highly. Since I had to change terminals, I had to do TSA again. I can not describe the disgusting attitude these specific “staff” members (more like bullies to me) had towards people. There were quite a few foreigners who didn’t speak English there (yeah, I know, how dare they? at an AIRPORT?!?!? Who do they think they are?) /s I had to translate to some Spanish speakers, since the staff made no attempt to help them. Too much on that, lets continue.
Since my sense of time was screwed (it was currently the evening, but for me it was the morning), I went over to a store and got a Strawberry milk (my favorite every time I go to the US), and a chocolate bar. I spoke to my dad, and he was telling me not to eat fats. I was like: “I have no idea what time it is, and barely recognize where I am, I’m gonna eat whatever I want, haha” (he understood I was mostly joking). I waited for my plane, and heard some commotion in the gate entrance, I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years who it was. I heard someone say “Macri, sos un capo!” This can’t be?!? (Macri is Argentina’s current president). Since I didn’t see him, and I was in coach, I didn’t know if it was truly him, or just some celebrity with security and someone got confused.
I hadn’t even realized, but as soon as the flight took off, I crashed, this had never happened to me before, much less on a flight. I ended up waking up very close to reaching Argentina. I was waken up by the breakfast service (I was thinking of dinner, lol). As soon as I got the food, I knew I had come back to reality hahahah Watching the map this time didn’t help, either. Getting ever closer to home. When we landed, and got to the gate. It ended up being true, the president WAS on the flight! A cool anecdote to end this incredible trip on.
When I arrived back home, first thing I did was go into YouTube and look at the Shibuya Crossing live broadcast I must have stared at the feed for a good hour before I realized I had stuff to do.
The BM blues are real people, and I had to add to that Japan blues. They both hit hard once I returned. I watched every single fancy I could to relive those memories. I kept watching all the pictures I had taken and remembered every beautiful moment. Thankfully, to soften the blow, I also stayed in contact with the amazing people I met at the meet ups, and they shared great pictures of the amazing time they were having in Japan. We actually continued speaking, remembering the important parts of the trip. I also got to keep the amazing “toys” Koba let us keep! And brought some snacks (I still have a lot, I just can’t get myself to eat them!).
 
Conclusions: The trip was something I needed, I needed that culture shock. No culture is perfect, and I know its 100% different living than just being there. A few days to have fun. But there are some things that don’t change: being able to walk through the streets with a phone in my hand, no matter the hour, or if the street didn’t have any lights, it didn’t matter. People acting “civilized” on public transportation (I will never forget the songs at train stations, I even downloaded them!), as if other people mattered. People treating you like a human being at shops and restaurants, trains/buses not arriving 40 minutes late, and then going slower than 40km/h. This was a different world altogether. I mean, I noticed this before I even came back. In the New York Airport (JFK), I went to a store, and the prices were absurd, remember what I ate in Narita for less than $10, well, here they were selling a 300ml coke bottle for $5 (I won’t even tell you what it costs in Argentina, because I already showed you in part 2). When a customer complained about this, the clerk told the customer, and I quote: “Fuck off, if you don’t like it, don’t buy.”. But, even better, the second landed, I am not kidding, the baggage handling union started a strike, the only reason I got my bag that day, was because I happened to be flying on the same plane as the president!
So, apart from giving me an amazing time and memories, it was really a life lesson. I had often questioned the “need” to break my ass off studying, and at work, I was kinda lost. But this trip really opened my eyes. If I ever want to actually improve my quality of life and reduce my stress with the most basic things, I have to work as hard as I can to get the hell out of here. It doesn’t need to be Japan, but I really can’t live here for another 20 years, I just… can’t. Sorry to lay that on you guys, I got into a little rant.
I was a bit sad that I didn’t go to the afterparty on Red Night, or that I didn’t meet anyone outside the stadium. But I still love all the people I met in the meet ups!
When I left for Japan, to me, this subreddit was a community, people who helped each other in their time of need, and always there, to discuss a (probably at times not healthy) love for a band. Not just any band. A unique kind of band. A band that moves people enough to change their entire lifestyles, to make any accommodations possible for the sake of even getting a mere glimpse of the members. However, when returning, I realized I was wrong. We are more than that, we are a big family, that traverses “generations, boundaries, time and space itself”. Its not just that. I take all of you as part of tightly nit family. You guys did everything possible for me to have an amazing time at Tokyo. Thanks to every single person who helped me!
Honestly, just being able to be with the community is a major part of why I want to go see a BABYMETAL show again. I don’t think any other band has this type of community. I am waiting for them to come down here so I can meet the local BM community. I have met some though Facebook and WhatsApp groups, but I hope to see them in person. I have started a Spanish subreddit (/BABYMETALespanol), though I have just started with the Wiki for now, and this is the first time I mentioned it publicly. I also want to see everybody again, and hopefully new kitsunes whenever my next trip is.
 
I think I speak in name of everyone when I say: I need the Blu-rays, right NOW!!!
 
Here is an album with all the pictures of this post.
 
Thank You for reading this post. And special thanks to all those who read the entire 6 posts. Lets hope my next trip is not that far away. But, until then; Put Your Kitsune Up! 🤘
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2016.10.02 22:46 Rocknocker Attack of the killer lists...500+ global Geological society URLs, many with job & internships links, etc.

Due to an acute attack of Listomania (and a soggy weekend) here's over 500 links to geological societies the world over. Many of these carry job links (in their own particular specialty) plus links to more detailed information on activities of the society, articles and 'drill deep downable' information. The list is global, more or less alphabetical, and pan-geological.
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Aargauische Naturforschende Gesellschaft www.naturwissenschaftench/organisations/ang
AASP - The Palynological Society www.palynology.org/
Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society www.afes.org.uk/
Aberdeen Geological Society www.aberdeengeolsoc.co.uk/
Akademie der Geowissenschaften zu Hannover www.aberdeengeolsoc.co.uk/
Alaska Geological Society www.alaskageology.org/
Albanian Geophysical Society www.balkangeophysoc.org/albania/index.html
Amateur Geological Society (N. London) amgeosoc.wordpress.com
American Association for the Advancement of Science www.aaas.org/
American Association of Geographers www.americangeosciences.org/society/american-association-geographers
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) www.aapg.org/
American Geosciences Institute (AGI) www.americangeosciences.org/
American Geophysical Union (AGU) www.agu.org/
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) www.aipg.org/
American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) www.amqua.org/
Association of American State Geologists (AASG) www.stategeologists.org/
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists(AEG) www.aegweb.org/
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) www.awg.org/
American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Inc (AASP) www.palynology.org/
American Avalanche Association www.americanavalancheassociation.org/
American Ceramic Society www.acers.org/
American Chemical Society - Geochemistry Division membership.acs.org/G/GEOC/default.htm
American Crystallographic Association ACA www.hwi.buffalo.edu/ACA/
American Exploration & Mining Association (formerly Northwest Mining Association) www.miningamerica.org/
American Geological Institute www.agiweb.org/
American Geophysical Union (AGU) www.agu.org/
American Geosciences Institute (AGI) www.agiweb.org/
American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) www.aihydro.org/
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) www.aimeny.org/
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) www.aipg.org/
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) www.ansi.org/
American Petroleum Institute API api-ec.api.org/intro/index_noflash.htm
American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) www.amqua.org/
American Rock Mechanics Association www.americangeosciences.org/society/american-rock-mechanics-association
American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) aslo.org/
American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) www.asmr.us/
American Water Resources Association (AWRA) www.awra.org/
Appalachian Geologic Society www.appgeosoc.org/
Asociación Argentina de la Ciencia del Suelo www.suelos.org.a
Asociación Argentina de Sedimentología www.sedimentologia.org.a
Asociación Cordobesa de Mineralogía y Paleontología members.tripod.com/~acmipa1/
Asociación Española para la Enseñanza de las Ciencias de la Tierra www.aepect.org/
Asociación Geológica Argentina (AGA) www.geologica.org.a
Asociacíon Latinoamericana de Ciencias de la Terra www.alacit.org/
Asociacíon Latinoamericana de Paleobotanica y Palinología www.concytec.gob.pe/alpp/index.htm
Asociacíon Mexicana de Geofisicos de Exploración www.amge.org.mx/
Asociación Venezolana de Sedimentólogos www.avs.org.ve/
Association des Étudiants en Sciences de la Terre (PANGEA LausanneCH) www-sst.unil.ch/pangea/
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) www.aslo.org/
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) www.awg.org/
Association Française de Microminéralogie (AFM) www.micromineral.org/
Association of American State Geologists www.americangeosciences.org/society/association-american-state-geologists
Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG) www.appliedgeochemists.org/
Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) www.aese.org/
Association of Engineering Geologists www.aegweb.org/indexf.html
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) www.aegweb.org/
Association of European Geological Societies www.aegs.org/aegs.html
Association of Exploration Geochemists (AEG) www.aeg.org/
Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID) www.bgs.ac.uk/agid/AGID_Index.html
Association of Hungarian Geophysicists www.ggki.hu/MGE/mge.html
Association of Polish Geomorphologists hum.amu.edu.pl/~sgp/wel.htm
Association Suisse des Géologues CHGEOL www.chgeol.ch/
Associazione Italiana di Geologia Applicata e Ambiente (AIGA) www.aigaa.it/
Associazione Italiana di Oceanologia e Limnologia (AIOL) www.aiol.info/
Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Quaternario aiqua.irtr.rm.cnr.it/
Austin Geological Society www.austingeosoc.org/
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy www.ausimm.com.au/
Australian Clay Minerals Society www.clays.org.au/
Australian Geoscience Information Association www.agia.asn.au/
Australian Institute of Geoscientists www.aig.asn.au/
Australian Institute of Petroleum www.aip.com.au/
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) www.appea.com.au/
Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists www.aseg.org.au/
Avon RIGS www.avonrigs.org.uk
Balkan Geophysical Society www.balkangeophysoc.org/
Bath Geological Society www.bathgeolsoc.org.uk
Baton Rouge Geological Society www.brgs-la.org/
Bay Area Geophysical Society sepwww.stanford.edu/bags/
Belfast Geologists’ Society www.belfastgeologists.org.uk
Belgian Structural Geology Study Group www.kuleuven.ac.be/facdep/geo/hsg/bsgsg.htm
Belgische Vereniging voor Paleontologie www.paleontologie.be/
Berkshire Geoconservation Group www.berksgeoconservation.org.uk
Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler www.geoberuf.de/
Black Country Geological Society www.bcgs.info
Blueprint Earth (BE) blueprintearth.org/
Brighton & Hove Geological Society www.bhgs.org
Bristol Naturalists Society (Geology Section) www.bristolnats.org.uk/geology
British Cave Research Association www.bcra.org.uk/
British Geomorphological Research Group www.bgrg.org/
British Geophysical Association www.geophysics.org.uk/
British Hydrological Society www.hydrology.org.uk/
British Micromount Society britishmicromountsociety.homestead.com/index.html
British Micropalaeontological Society www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tms/
British Sedimentological Research Group www.bsrg.org.uk/
Bucks Earth Heritage Group www.bucksgeology.org.uk
Bulgarian Geological Society www.bgd.bg/
Bulgarian Geophysical Society www.geophys.bas.bg/BgGS/index.html
Bulgarian Mineralogical Society minsoc.hit.bg/
Cambridgeshire Geological Society www.cambsgeology.org
Canadian Association of Palynologists www.scirpus.ca/cap/cap.shtml
Canadian Geomorphology Research Group cgrg.geog.uvic.ca/
Canadian Geophysical Union - Union Géophysique Canadienne www.cgu-ugc.ca/
Canadian Geotechnical Society - Société canadienne de Géotechnique www.cgs.ca/
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM) www.cim.org/
Canadian Quaternary Association www.science.uwaterloo.ca/earth/cgc/canqua.html
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists www.cseg.org/
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists www.cspg.org/
Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG) craton.geol.brocku.ca/ctg.html
Canadian Well Logging Society www.cwls.org/
Canon City Geology Club www.canoncitygeologyclub.com/
Carn Brea Mining Society www.carnbreaminingsociety.co.uk
Cheltenham Mineral & Geological Society cmgs.yolasite.com/
Carolina Geological Society carolinageologicalsociety.org/
Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey (CGET) www.jeofizik.org.t
Clay Minerals Society www.clays.org/
Colegio de Geólogos de Costa Rica www.geologos.or.c
Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum www.nrm.se/pl/cps.html.en
Colorado Mineral Society www.coloradomineralsociety.org/
Colorado Mining Association www.coloradomining.org/
Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) www.coga.org/
Colorado Scientific Society (CSS) www.coloscisoc.org/
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society www.csms-web.org/drupal/
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society www.rockaholics.org/
Computer Oriented Geological Society www.cogsnet.org/
Council on Undergraduate Research Geosciences Division (CUR) www.cur.org/
Council on Undergraduate Research www.americangeosciences.org/society/council-undergraduate-research
Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society www.greig51.freeserve.co.uk/cnhss/
Cumberland Geological Society www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/
Cushman Foundation (CF) www.cushmanfoundation.org/
Dallas Geological Society dgs.org/
Dallas Geophysical Society dgs.seg.org/
Dansk Geologisk Forening www.2dgf.dk/
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) www.dfi.org/
Denver Coal Club www.denvercoalclub.org/
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild www.denvergem.org/
Denver Geophysical Society www.denvergeo.org/
Denver Mining Club www.denverminingclub.org/
Denver Region Exploration Geologists’ Society (DREGS) www.dregs.org/index.html
Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft www.dbges.de/
Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft www.dgemg.de/
Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft (DGG) www.dgg.de/
Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft (DGG) www.gfz-potsdam.de/pb2/dgg/
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik www.dggt.de/
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallographie (DGK) pal.kristall.uni-frankfurt.de/DGK/
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallwachstum und Kristallzüchtung www.dgkk.de/
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM) www.meeresforschung.de/DGM/
Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft www.dmg.uni-koeln.de/
Deutsche Quartärvereinigung (DEUQUA) www.deuqua.de/
Deutsche Ton- und Tonmineralgruppe www.dttg.ethz.ch/
Deutsche wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle (DGMK) www.dgmk.de/
Deutscher Dachverband für Geoinformation www.ddgi.de/ddgi/index.html
Devon RIGS Group www.devonrigs.org.uk
Devonshire Association, Geology Section www.devonassoc.org.uk
Dharan Geoscience Society (DGS) dgsonline.org/
Dinosaur Society www.dinosaursociety.com/
Dorset Geologists' Association Group dorsetgeologistsassociation.com
Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
Dresdner Grundwasserforschungszentrum eV www.dgfz.de/
Drilling Engineering Association www.dea.main.com/
Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust (DOSECC) www.dosecc.org/
Dutch Association for Engineering Geology (INGEOKRING) www.ingeokring.nl/
Dutch Petrophysical Society (DPS) wwwtg.mp.tudelft.nl/~dps/
Earth Science 2000 (ESK2) www.habitas.org.uk/es2k
Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) www.esta-uk.org/
Earth Science Teachers Association www.esta-uk.net
East Herts Geology Club www.ehgc.org.uk
East Midlands Geological Society www.emgs.org.uk
Ecological Society of America (ESA) www.esa.org/
Edinburgh Geological Society www.edinburghgeolsoc.org
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) www.eegs.org/
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society European Section (EEGS-ES) www.eegs-es.org/
Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov/
Essex Rock and Mineral Society www.erms.org
European Association for Geochemistry (EAG) www.reading.ac.uk/soil/EAG/index.html
European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage (ProGEO) www.sgu.se/hotell/progeo/
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) www.eage.nl/
European Ceramic Society www.chem.tue.nl/ecers/
European Drilling Engineering Association (DEA) www.dea-europe.com/
European Federation of Geologists (EFG) www.eurogeologists.de/
European Geophysical Society (EGS) www.copernicus.org/EGS/EGS.html
European Geosciences Union (EGU) www.egu.eu/
European Mineralogical Union (EMU) www.univie.ac.at/Mineralogie/EMU/
European Union of Geosciences (EUG) eost.u-strasbg.fEUG/
Everglades Geological Society (EGS) www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/1356/
Farnham Geological Society www.farnhamgeosoc.org.uk
Fédération Européenne des Géologues (EFG) www.eurogeologists.de/
Federazione Italiana di Scienze della Terra (FIST) www.dst.unipi.it/fist/
Flatirons Mineral Club flatironsmineralclub.org/
Fort Collins Rockhounds Club www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org/
Four Corners Geological Society www.fourcornersgeologicalsociety.org/
Friends of Mineralogy www.americangeosciences.org/society/friends-mineralogy
Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/
Friends of the Sedgwick Museum www.sedgwickmuseum.org
GEA Stichting Geologische Aktiviteiten www.gea-geologie.nl/
Geochemical Society (GS) www.geochemsoc.org/
GeoConservation Kent www.kentrigs.org.uk
GEOForum CH www.geoforum.ethz.ch/
Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers www.americangeosciences.org/society/geo-institute-american-society-civil-engineers
Geolancashire incorporating Lancashire Local Group of the GA www.geolancashire.org.uk
Geologica Belgica (GB) www.geologicabelgica.be/
Geological Association of Canada (GAC) www.gac.ca/
Geological Society of Africa (GSAF) www.geologicalsocietyofafrica.org/
Geological Society of America (GSA) www.geosociety.org/
Geological Society of Australia (GSAus) www.gsa.org.au/
Geological Society of China (GSC) www.geosociety.org.cn/
Geological Society of Denmark - Dansk Geologisk Forening www.2dgf.dk/
Geological Society of France - Societé géologique de France www.sgfr.org/
Geological Society of Glasgow www.geologyglasgow.org.uk
Geological Society of India www.bestindia.com/jgsi/
Geological Society of Japan www.geosociety.jp/
Geological Society of London (GSL) www.geolsoc.org.uk/
Geological Society of Malaysia www.angelfire.com/la/gsm/
Geological Society of Nevada www.gsnv.org/
Geological Society of New Zealand www.gsnz.org.nz/
Geological Society of Norfolk www.norfolkgeology.co.uk
Geological Society of Oman www.gso-oman.org/
Geological Society of Puerto Rico sociedadgeologicapr.org/
Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) www.gssa.org.za/
Geological Society of Sweden - Geologiska Föreningen www.geologiskaforeningen.nu/
Geological Society of the Isle of Wight www.gsiw.co.uk
Geologisch Kollege Miölnir (Utrecht NL) www.geof.ruu.nl/~miolnir
Geologische Gesellschaft in Zürich www.ggzh.ch/
Geologische Kring GEOS (Leuven BE) www.geol.student.kuleuven.ac.be/
Geologische Kring Tellus (Leuven BE) www.5stars.be/tellus/
Geologische Vereinigung www.g-v.de/
Geologists' Association www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/GA/
Geologists’ Association www.geologistsassociation.org.uk
Geophysical Society of Houston www.gshtx.org/
Geophysical Society of Yugoslavia www.gsy.org.yu/
Georgia Geological Society www.westga.edu/~ggsweb/
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/grss/
Geoscience Australia Joint Action Group (GeoJAG) www.agso.gov.au/geojag/
Geoscience Information Group (GIG) www.gig-uk.org/
Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) www.geoinfo.org/
Geoscience Society of New Zealand (GSNZ) www.gsnz.org.nz/
GeoVUsie (Amsterdam) www.geovusie.nl/
German Geological Society (GV) www.dggv.de/
German-Austrian-Swiss Clay Group Association www.dttg.ethz.ch/
Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften www.ggw-geowissen.de/
Gesellschaft für UmweltGeowissenschaften www.gug.org/
Grand Junction Geological Society www.gjgs.org/
Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA) www.grac.org/
Groupement suisse de la géologie de l'ingénieur www.sfig-gsgi.ch/index.html
Gruppo Mineralogico Cremonese www.dinet.it/mineral-gmc/ITA/GMC_Ita.htm
Gruppo Nationale di Petrografia (GNP) www.unipg.it/~diegop/gnp/
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies www.gcags.org/
Gwynedd & Mon RIGS (AWRG) [email protected]
Harrow & Hillingdon Geological Society www.hhgs.org.uk
Hastings & District Geological Society hastingsgeology.btck.co.uk/
Hellenic Geophysical Union www.balkangeophysoc.org/helenic/index.html
Hertfordshire Geological Society www.hertsgeolsoc.ology.org.uk
History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS) www.americangeosciences.org/society/history-earth-sciences-society
Horsham Geological Field Club www.hgfc.org.uk
Houston Geological Society www.hgs.org/
Huddersfield Geology Group www.huddersfieldgeology.org.uk
Hull Geological Society www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk
Hungarian Geological Society www.foldtan.hu/
Illinois Geological Society www.isgs.uiuc.edu/isgsroot/oilgas/igs.html
Illustre Colegio Oficial de Géologos www.icog.es/
Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia www.iogawv.com/
Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI) www.iagi.or.id/
Indonesian Association of Petroleum Engineers (IATMI) www.iatmi.org/
International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) www.theiagd.org/
International Association for Mathematical Geology (IAMG) www.iamg.org/
International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) www.geoethics.org/
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) www.iaem.com/
International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry (IAGC) www.cevl.msu.edu/~long/IAGC/
International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC) www.iagc-society.org/
International Association of Geodesy www.iag-aig.org/
International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy www.iugg.org/IAGA/
International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) www.iah.org/
International Association of Hydrogeologists/US National Chapter www.americangeosciences.org/society/international-association-hydrogeologistsus-national-chapter
International Association of Hydrological Sciences www.wlu.ca/~wwwiahs/index.html
International Association of Sedimentologists www.iasnet.org/
International Association of Structural/Tectonic Geologists (IASTG) www.man.ac.uk/Geology/IASTG/
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) www.iavcei.org/
International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) www.stratigraphy.org/
International Federation of Palynological Societies geo.arizona.edu/palynology/ifps.html
International Fossil Algae Association www.ku.edu/~ifaa/index.html
International Geoscience Education Organization www.geoscied.org/
International Geothermal Association iga.igg.cnr.it/index.php
International Marine Minerals Society www.soest.hawaii.edu/HURL/IMMS/
International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) www.medicalgeology.org/
International Mineralogical Association wwwobs.univ-bpclermont.fima/
International Organisation of Paleobotany iop.biodiversity.org.uk/
International Research Group on Ostracoda www.uh.edu/~rmaddock/IRGO/irgohome.html
International Society for Aeolian Research (ISAR) www.aeolianresearch.org/
International Society for Rock Mechanics www-ext.lnec.pt/ISRM/
International Subcommission on Paleogene Stratigraphy www.uni-tuebingen.de/geo/isps/
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) inqua.nlh.no/
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) www.us.iucr.org/
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) www.agu.org/iugg/internat.html
International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) www.iugs.org/
International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) www.iuss.org/
Irish Association for Quarternary Studies www.tcd.ie/Geography/IQUA/Index.htm
Irish Geological Association www.ucd.ie/geology/IGA/
Israel Geological Society (IGS) www.igs.org.il/
Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology www.japt.org/
Jugoslovensko geofizicko drustvo www.gsy.org.yu/
Jurassic Microfossil Group JMG www.tu-darmstadt.de/fb/geo/jmg/jmg.htm
Karst Waters Institute (KWI) www.karstwaters.org/
Kent Geologists' Group www.kgg.org.uk
Kentucky Oil & Gas Association www.kyoilgas.org/
Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists www.kspg.org/
Kingston Lapidary Gem & Mineral Society [email protected]
Koninklijk Nederlands Geologisch Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap (KNGMG) www.kngmg.nl/
Korean Society of Exploration Geophysicists www.seg.or.k
Lake George Gem and Mineral Club lggmclub.org/
Leeds Geological Association www.leedsga.org.uk
Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society – Geology Section (C) www.charnia.org.uk
Lithos (Harelbeke) www.lithos-harelbeke.org/
Littleton Gem & Mineral Club littletongemandmineralclub.com/
Liverpool Geological Society www.liverpoolgeologicalsociety.org/index.htm
London Petrophysical Society www.lps.org.uk/
Lunar and Planetary Institute www.lpi.usra.edu/
Manchester Geological Association www.mangeolassoc.org.uk
Marburger Geowissenschaftliche Vereinigung www.uni-marburg.de/geowissenschaften/MGEOV.html
Materials Research Society www.mrs.org/
Medway Fossil & Mineral Society [email protected]
Metamorphic Studies Group (MSG) msg.gly.bris.ac.uk/default.html
Meteoritical Society www.meteoriticalsociety.org/
Microanalysis Society (MAS) www.microbeamanalysis.org/
Microscopy Society of America www.msa.microscopy.com/
Mid Wales Geology Club www.midwalesgeology.org.uk
Mid Week Geology Group in Yorkshire mwggyorkshire.webspace.virginmedia.com/
Midland Geotechnical Society www.bham.ac.uk/CivEng/mgs/
Midlands Microanalysis Users Group www.nottingham.ac.uk/school4m/research/amat/MatChaLink/MMUG/mmughome.htm
Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies wwwamfedorg/mwf/
Mijnbouwkundige Vereeniging (DelftNL) www.mv.tudelft.nl/
Mile High Rock and Mineral Society (RAMS) www.milehirams.com/
Milton Keynes Geological Society www.mkgeosoc.org
Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) www.minsocam.org/
Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland www.americangeosciences.org/society/mineralogical-society-great-britain-and-ireland
Mineralogical Society of Poland uranos.cto.us.edu.pl/~ptmin/
Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen - Mineralogy Club of Antwerp www.minerant.org/
Minerals and geotechnical Logging Society www.mgls.org/
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS-Online) www.tms.org/
Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA) www.mgwa.org/
Mole Valley Geological Society www.mvgs.org.uk/
NASA www.nasa.gov/
National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG) www.nabg-us.org/
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) www.nagt.org/
National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) www.asbog.org/
National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) www.nckri.org/
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) www.nestanet.org/
National Ground Water Association (NGWA) www.ngwa.org/
National Park Service, Geological Resources www.nature.nps.gov/grd/
National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov/
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) www.nsta.org/
National Speleological Society www.americangeosciences.org/society/national-speleological-society
Naturforschende Gesellschaft des Kantons Glarus (NGG) www.glariosa.ch/ngg/default.htm
Naturforschende Gesselschaft in Basel www.ngib.ch/
Naturforschende Gesselschaft in Zürich (NGZH) www.ngzh.ch/
Naturforschende Gesselschaft Luzern www.ngl.ch/
Natur-Historische Gesellschaft Nürnberg www.nhg-nuernberg.de/
Nautilus-Gent Vereniging voor Mineralogie en Paleontologie www.nautilusgent.be/
Nederlandse Geologische en Mijnbouwkundige Studenten Organisatie (NGMSO) www.ngmso.nl/
Nederlandse Geologische Vereniging (NGV) www.geologischevereniging.nl/
Nepal Geological Society (NGS) www.ngs.org.np/ngs/
Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (NOGEPA) www.nogepa.nl/
Nevada Petroleum Society www.nbmg.unr.edu/nps/
New Orleans Geological Society www.nogs.org/
New York State Geological Association www.nysgaonline.org/
New Zealand Geophysical Society nzgs.rsnz.org/
New Zealand Hydrological Society www.hydrologynz.org.nz/
Newbury Geological Study Group www.ngsg.org.uk
Norfolk Mineral & Lapidary Society norfolkminandlapsoc.homestead.com/
Norsk Geologisk Forening www.geologi.no/
North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature www.americangeosciences.org/society/north-american-commission-stratigraphic-nomenclature
North American Micropaleontology Section SEPM www.ig.utexas.edu/nams/nams.html
North East Wales RIGS [email protected]
North Eastern Geological Society www.negs.org.uk
North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club www.peaktopeak.com/njeffco/
North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association www.esci.keele.ac.uk/nsgga
North Wales Geology Association (Cymdeithas Daeareg Gogledd Cymru) www.ampyx.org.uk/cdgc
Northwest Geological Society (NWGS) www.scn.org/tech/nwgs/index.htm
Norwegian Formation Evaluation Society www.nfes.org/
Norwegian Petroleum Society - Norsk Petroleumforening (NPF) www.npf.no/
Oberrheinischer Geologischer Verein www.ogv-online.de/
Ocean Drilling Program Janus Database www-odp.tamu.edu/database/
Ocean Drilling Program Science Operator www-odp.tamu.edu/
Oceanography Society www.tos.org/
Ohio Geological Society www.ohgeosoc.org/
Ohio Oil and Gas Association www.ooga.org/
Ontario Petroleum Institute www.ontpet.com/index.html
Open University Geological Society www.OUGS.org
Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft www.geol-ges.at/
Österreichische Mineralogische Gesellschaft www.univie.ac.at/Mineralogie/Oemg.htm
Oxford Clay Working Group also in Eastern Region [email protected]
Oxford Geology Group www.oxgg.org.uk
Oxfordshire Geology Trust www.oxfordshiregeologytrust.org.uk
Palaeontographical Society quercus.ge.man.ac.uk/PalSoc.html
Palaeontological Association palass.org/
Palaeontological Society of Japan ammo.kueps.kyoto-u.ac.jp/palaeont/english/index-e.shtml
Paläontologische Gesellschaft www.palaeo.de/palges/index.html
Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America www.americangeosciences.org/society/paleobotanical-section-botanical-society-america
Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) www.priweb.org/
Paleontological Society (PS) www.paleosoc.org/
Pander Society - International Conodont Research www.le.ac.uk/geology/map2/pandeindex.html
Peak Lapidary & Mineral Society web.onetel.net.uk/~thedannatts/PLMS/Index.html
Permian Basin Geophysical Society pbgs.seg.org/
Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) www.pesa.com.au/
Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) www.pesgb.org.uk/
Petroleum Geologische Kring (PGK) (Delft NL) www.pgknet.nl/
Petroleum History Institute www.americangeosciences.org/society/petroleum-history-institute
Plymouth Mineral & Mining Club www.denul.net/pmmc
Production Engineering Association (PEA) www.peajip.org/
Pueblo Rockhounds www.pueblorockhounds.org/
Quaternary Research Association qra.org.uk/
Reading Geological Society www.readinggeology.org.uk
Real sociedad Espanola de historia natural www.ucm.es/info/rsehn/
Rockwatch (the Junior Club of the GA) www.rockwatch.org.uk
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) www.rmag.org/
Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association www.rocky-mountain-micromineral-association.com/
Rocky Mountain Section-Society for Sedimentary Geology rmssepm.org/
Romanian Society of Geophysics www.balkangeophysoc.org/romanian/index.html
Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (KNGMG) www.kngmg.nl/
Royal Geological Society of Cornwall www.geologycornwall.com
Ussher Society www.ussher.org.uk
Royal Society, The UK academy of science www.royalsoc.ac.uk/
Russian Mineralogical Society www.mineral.ras.ru/
Sankt-Gallische Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft www.nwgsg.ch/
Schweizer Geologen Verband CHGEOL www.chgeol.ch/
SchweizerGoldwäschervereinigung www.goldwaschen.ch/index.html
Schweizerische Fachgruppe für Ingenieurgeologie (SFIG) www.sfig-gsgi.ch/index.html
Schweizerische Geologische Gesellschaft www.geolsoc.ch/
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für historische Bergbauforschung www.sghb.ch/
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Hydrogeologie www.hydrogeo.ch/
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kirstallographie www.sgk-sscr.ch/
Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrologische Gesellschaft titan.minpet.unibas.ch/aliens/smpg/default.html
Schweizerische Vereinigung von Petroleum-Geologen und Ingenieuren www.vsp-asp.ch/
Seismological Society of America (SSA) www.seismosoc.org/
Seismological Society of Japan wwwsoc.nacsis.ac.jp/ssj/index.html
Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft www.senckenberg.uni-frankfurt.de/
SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) www.americangeosciences.org/society/sepm-society-sedimentary-geology
Serbian Geological Society drustvo.freeyellow.com/drustvoe.html
Shropshire Geological Society www.shropshiregeology.org.uk
Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society also in South East Region www.sidcuplapminsoc.org.uk
Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE) www.sigmagammaepsilon.com/
Slovenian Geological Society / Slovensko Geolosko Drustvo www.zrc-sazu.si/www/piisgd/sgd-a.htm
Sociedad Española de Mineralogía www.ehu.es/sem/
Sociedad Geológica de España www.sociedadgeologica.es/
Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, AC (SGM) www.sociedadgeologica.org.mx/
Sociedad Venezolana de Geólogos www.socvengeo.org/
Sociedade Brasileira de Geofísica www.sbgf.org.b
Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia (Nucleo de Minas Gerais) www.sbg-mg.org.b
Societá Geochimica Italiana (SoGeI) www.cq.rm.cnr.it/GIG.html
Societá Geologica Italiana (SGI) www.socgeol.it/
Societá Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia (SIMP) simp.dst.unipi.it/
Societé géologique de France www.sgfr.org/
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) www.saa.org/
Society for Applied Spectroscopy www.s-a-s.org/
Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH) www.segh.net/
Society for Geology applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) www.e-sga.org/
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc (SME) www.smenet.org/
Society for Organic Petrology www.tsop.org/
Society for Sedimentary Geology www.sepm.org/
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) www.spnhc.org/
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) www.segweb.org/
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) www.seg.org/seg
Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) www.sipes.org/
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals www.americangeosciences.org/society/society-mineral-museum-professionals
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) www.spe.org/
Society of Petrophysicists & Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) www.spwla.org/
Society of Rheology www.rheology.org/so
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) www.vertpaleo.org/
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) www.soils.org/
South African Association for Geotechnology www.saag.co.za/
South African Geophysical Association (SAPIA) www.sagaonline.co.za/
South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAGA) www.mbendi.co.za/sapia/index.htm
South Texas Geological Society www.stgs.org/
South Wales Geologists’ Association www.swga.org.uk
Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society www.sotonminfoss.org.uk
Southern California Paleontological Society members.aol.com/scpaleo/index.htm
Southwest Louisiana Geophysical Society swlgs.seg.org/
Stamford & District Geological Society www.stamfordgeolsoc.org.uk
Stichting Geologische Kring Den Bosch www.geokring.nl/
Swiss Association of Geologists CHGEOL www.chgeol.ch/
Swiss Association of Petroleum Geologists www.vsp-asp.ch/
Swiss Geological Society www.geolsoc.ch/
Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology titan.minpet.unibas.ch/aliens/smpg/default.html
Tectonic Research Group of Japan www.soc.nii.ac.jp/trgjp/index-e.html
Tectonic Studies Group (TSG) www.geolsoc.org.uk/template.cfm?name=geogroup25
Tertiary Research Group www.trg.org
The Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG) www.appliedgeochemists.org/
The Clay Minerals Society (CMS) www.clays.org/
The Dinosaur Society www.dinosaursociety.com
The Jurassic Coast www.jurassiccoast.com
The Kirkaldy Society [email protected]
The Meteoritical Society www.meteoriticalsociety.org/
The Mineralogical Society (MS) www.minersoc.org/
The Palynological Society (AASP) www.palynology.org/
The Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA) www.canqua.com/
The Clay Minerals Society www.clays.org/
The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research www.cushmanfoundation.org/
The Dinosaur Society www.dinosaursociety.com/
Geological Society of America Home Page (GSA) www.geosociety.org/
Geological Society of Maine (GSM) www.gsmmaine.org/
The Geological Society (London) www.geolsoc.org.uk/
Geoscience Information Society www.geoinfo.org/
International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) www.geomorph.org/main.html
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) www.inqua.org/
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) www.minsocam.org/
National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG) nabg-us.org/
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) www.nagt.org/
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) www.nestanet.org/
New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC) w3.salemstate.edu/~lhanson/NEIGC/
The Palaeontological Association (UK) www.palass.org/
The Paleontological Research Institution/Museum of the Earth www.museumoftheearth.org/
The Paleontological Society www.paleosoc.org/
Seismological Society of America (SSA) www.seismosoc.org/
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) www.sepm.org/
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) www.segweb.org/
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) www.vertpaleo.org/
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) www.soils.org/
The Russell Society www.russellsoc.org
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) www.smenet.org/
The Society for Organic Petrology www.americangeosciences.org/society/society-organic-petrology
The Tertiary Research Group www.trg.org/
Thurgauische Naturforschende Gesellschaft www.tngweb.ch/
UK Volcanologists' Home Page exodus.open.ac.uk/volcano/volc_index.html
United States Permafrost Association www.americangeosciences.org/society/united-states-permafrost-association
US Geological Survey info.er.usgs.gov/
USGS Govt Indicator locator service www.gils.net/index.html
Utrechtse Geologen Vereniging (UGV) www.geof.ruu.nl/~ugv/
Verband Schweizer Geologen CHGEOL www.chgeol.org/
Verein der Geologie-Studenten in Münster eV www.uni-muenster.de/GeoPalaeontologie/Muefo/Muefo.html
Vereinigung der Freunde der Mineralogie und Geologie (VFMG) www.vfmg.de/
Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~majcp/
Volcanological Society of Japan hakone.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/kazan/VSJ1E.html
Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group www.wgcg.co.uk
Welsh Stone Forum [email protected]
Werkgroep voor tertiaire en kwartaire geologie www.wtkg.org/index1.htm
West of England Group of the Geologists’ Association www.wega.org.uk
West Sussex Geological Society www.wsgs.org.uk
West Texas Geological Society www.wtgs.org/
West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association www.wvonga.com/
Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) www.westernpaleo.org/
Westmorland Geological Society www.westmorlandgeolsoc.co.uk
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy www.ostp.gov/
Winchester Geology Society [email protected]
Wisconsin Geological Society www.wisgeologicalsociety.com/
Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Geology Section www.woolhopeclub.org.uk
Yorkshire Geological Society www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk
[Pre-apologies for any dupes or dead links...though I think most are accurate, working and up to date.]
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2015.11.17 16:16 SamiTheKillerWhale [RETURN!] ICW Farewell Tour '16: Start Me Up & Sympathy For The Devil - Back an' Fuckin' Better Than Ever!

Wars, that's all it's been. In January 2016 at the Square Go, Drew Galloway lost the ICW World Heavyweight Championship after a remarkable and destructive 27 defense reign, after he was confronted by the returning psychotic Mikey Whiplash who almost killed Galloway. Just before, Jimmy Havoc won the annual Square Go giving him a title match anytime, and he has been gone since.
The NAK (now of BT Gunn, Chris Renfrew, Drew Galloway & Wolfgang) have run havoc across the land of Insanity, after a long and hard fought war with Noam Dar, Galloway turned and went with The NAK, who to be frank are the biggest cunts in ICW. The NAK have been hunting and attacking The Bucky Boys for a year now, every time The Bucky Boys (Davey Boy, Kay Lee Ray, Stevie Boy and now "Party" Marty Scurll) have fought to rid ICW of The NAK but haven't had luck yet. We've seen The NAK breaking The Bucky Boys (after Gunn broke Kay Lee Ray's wrist, yet she fought on and have Renfrew & Gunn wreck Stevie Boy's knee and take him out for almost 9 months), but The Buckys have not given up!
How will this go?
  • Farewell Tour '16: Start Me Up
  • Date: Thursday Week 2 March 2016
  • Venue: 02 Academy Liverpool
  • Attendance: 686
DCT vs. Lewis Garvin vs. Lou King Sharp
In an awful match that was completely devoid of heat, Lewis Girvan defeated DCT and Lou King Sharp in 10:22 when Lewis Girvan defeated Lou King Sharp by pinfall. Rated E+
Zero-G Title Match: Martin Kirby vs. Kenny Williams (c)
In an extremely poor match, Kenny Williams defeated Martin Kirby in 6:59 by submission with a Hoverboard Lock. Kenny Williams makes defence number 1 of his ICW Zero-G title.
Kenny Williams is celebrating his victory in the ring. Lewis Girvan runs in and attacks, beating Kenny Williams down into the mat.
Grado vs. Mark Coffey
In an extremely short match, Grado defeated Mark Coffey in 5:13 when Mark Coffey was disqualified when Jackie Polo ran in and attacked Grado. Rated F
*Grado grabs the mic, he states that he'll face them both in a tag match with HIS BEST FRIEND!
IRN JEW vs. Polo Promotions
In a bout that had a good crowd but featured terrible wrestling, IRN JEW defeated Polo Promotions in 8:45 when Grado defeated Jackie Polo by pinfall. Rated F+
The 55 (Sha & Bram) vs. Joe Hendry & Joe Coffey
In a bout that had a good crowd and some decent in-ring action, Bram and Sha Samuels defeated Joe Hendry and Joe Coffey in 13:08 when Bram defeated Joe Hendry by pinfall with a Velvet Noise. Rated D-
Will Ospreay vs. Lionheart
In a bout that had a good crowd and some decent in-ring action, Will Ospreay defeated Lionheart in 6:47 by pinfall with an Inverted 450. Rated D-
ICW World Heavyweight Title Match: Mikey Whiplash (c) vs. Wolfgang
In a match that had an average crowd reaction but featured terrible wrestling, Mikey Whiplash defeated Wolfgang in 8:55 by pinfall with a Cradle Brainbuster. Mikey Whiplash makes defence number 3 of his ICW World Heavyweight title. Rated F
The match between Mikey Whiplash and Billy Kirkwood has barely ended when Jackie Polo climbs out of his seat at the announce table and dives into the ring to assault an already fatigued Mikey Whiplash. After getting enough cheapshots in to send an effective message, Jackie Polo heads to the back, leaving Mikey Whiplash laid out in the ring.
Jackie Polo will face Mikey Whiplash for the Championship tomorrow!
Main Event: The NAK (Galloway/Gunn/Renfrew) vs. The Bucky Boys (Party Marty/Kay Lee/Davey Boy)
In a bout that had a good crowd and some decent in-ring action, Drew Galloway and New Age Kliq defeated Kay Lee Ray and Marty Scurll & Davey Boy in 10:01 when Drew Galloway defeated Davey Boy by pinfall with a Future Shock DDT. Rated D+ ____________________________________________-
  • **Farewell Tour: Sympathy For The Devil
  • Friday Week 2 March 2016
  • Venue: The KOKO, London.
  • Attendance: 893
Will Ospreay vs. Bram vs. Lionheart
In a match that had some good action and average heat, Bram defeated Will Ospreay and Lionheart in 10:06 when Bram defeated Will Ospreay by pinfall with a Velvet Noise. Rated C-
Michael Dante vs. Chris Renfrew
In a match that had an average crowd reaction and some decent in-ring action, Michael Dante defeated Chris Renfrew in 10:28 by submission. Rated D+
Colt Cabana vs. BT Gunn
In a match that had some good action and average heat, BT Gunn defeated Colt Cabana in 7:51 by pinfall after a X-Factor. Rated D+
Joe Hendry & The Bucky Boys vs. The 55
In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Joe Hendry and Marty Scurll & Davey Boy defeated Sha Samuels, Martin Kirby and Timm Wylie in 10:12 when Davey Boy defeated Timm Wylie by submission with a Camel Clutch. Rated D-
Drew Galloway vs. Tommy End
In a bout that had great heat and good action, Drew Galloway defeated Tommy End in 16:58 by pinfall with a Future Shock DDT. Rated C
Galloway starts beating down Tommy, STEVIE BOY rushes out and smacks Drew with his crutch! "Hey Drewy, We're all fuckin' sick of you fucking walking and breathing, so even with my casts on, I'm gonna fucking break your face! So, I'ma propose a match between us, a fucking war not a match, at BarraMania II!" the crowd goes wild as Galloway stares Stevie down!
Grado vs. Damo vs. Joe Coffey vs. Noam Dar
In a bout that had a good crowd and good action, Damo defeated Grado, Noam Dar and Joe Coffey in 11:12 when Damo defeated Noam Dar by pinfall. Rated C-
Dar states that he has unfinished business with a guy many do, one day he will battle Drew Galloway again. One Day soon.
ICW Heavyweight Title Match: Mikey Whiplash (c) vs. Jackie Polo
In a match that had an average crowd reaction and some decent in-ring action, Mikey Whiplash defeated Jackie Polo in 6:38 by pinfall with a Cradle Brainbuster. Mikey Whiplash makes defence number 4 of his ICW World Heavyweight title. Rated D-
Note: Yes, I've returned my well-known ICW series to it's former glory. Hopefully this will continue. I want to quickly thank Mildly-Amusing for his recent database which I've converted into a similar world which once homed ICW. This game will be slightly different, but I can't help that since it's a new DB.
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2015.09.11 13:20 HeavyDayzeCollective Strain History Pt 3

X18
This strain is a homage to the tribesman of Pakistan and the surrounding areas of the Khyber pass. The history of this strain dates back to our friend Tom Hill and his mentor The Chemist (TC). The name itself is actually not derived from anything other than scientific notation. TC gained all his seeds from a time before the hippy trail even existed (pre 60s), and in doing so was able to acquire the most pristine, untouched genetics on earth. TC decided that all of his lines (many many variations of land races back in the day before they were hybridized, ie) several different afghan land race lines) named simply by scientific notation of X1, X2, X3… and so on. Tom has remained fairly secretive about most of the unreleased strains however we know that Pine Tar Kush (a fabled discontinued Tom Hill strain) was originally labelled X16 and Deep chunk is rumored to stem from x19. All of this only adds to the mystery of what are all these mystery other lines that haven’t been released in my opinion. X18 is only going to get more and more special from here as it posses some of the most counter-intuitive characteristics of almost any strain I have come across. Firstly it’s a thin Leafed Pakistani indica, meaning its similar to Hindu kush except looks and grows like a sativa with a decent amount of stretch. This is fantastic from a breeding point of view as you can add more stretch to short inter nodal plants and avoid bud rot and achieving a better overall plant size, without necessarily adding any sativa genetics (normally what is required to do such a goal). Furthermore X18 has a natural THC:CBD ratio of 10%. This has never been accomplished by any modern CBD breeding program, as currently the highest tested CBD strain with a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC (most therapeutically beneficial) is 8:8%, even with modern breeding techniques and science. This is nothing but a tribute to both mother nature, and the tribesman of Pakistan who for recognized the medicinal value of this mutation in the plant thousands of years ago, and specifically safe guarded and inbreed the line for thousands of generations. The icing on the cake for this strain is that it has some of the most unique flavotypes (phenotypically equivalent of flavour). There are 4 major flavours that X18 can yield, Sour apple, Pear, Skunk/cheese, Chorizo /skunk. As funny as it sounds there is a pheno that smells like chorizo and its actually a pretty well documented cut called ‘RACO XVIII’ (https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=153075) – It eventually ended up being stolen by DNA which they ended up using to reverse and sell feminized seeds of X18 without toms permission, and trying to miss represent a whole genetic masterpiece as only 1/4th of what it actually is (only 1 pheno represented -http://dnagenetics.com/reserva-privada/x18-pure-pakistani).
salmon creek big bud
Salmon Creek big bud is a name that might sound familiar but it probably isn’t. Well everyone has heard of big bud but the truth is there are millions of big bud cuts out there, as well as the fact that several breeders have released their own version, some without any genetics similarity what so ever. Ultimately this leads to there being a huge variation in big bud and generally a bad reputation follows any strain that this is said for. However I want to take you back to the days of Sensi seeds and the seed bank, to a time before internet existed, there was a monster of a plant called the salmon creek big bud (https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=11347&pictureid=222509 , https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=11347&pictureid=233554). This plant has no rival in terms of yield. It’s a quick flowering strain that flowered in 9 weeks and was simply unbeatable in yield. The killer part about this plant that differentiates it from every other (peasant) cut of big bud is that it was actually killer potent and tasty as well with strong notes of hash and sandalwood. The real heritage of this strain begins to shine when its revealed that its actually the father of the infamous Grandaddy purple cutting! The genetics are Salmon Creek big bud x Original Purple Urkle. The reason the strain itself (Salmon Big Bud) is so relatively unknown is because the breeders did such a good job of keeping the parent stock under lock and key. This in many respects was a key aspect to ensuring granddaddy purples success and at the same time made their cash crops worth all the more. Really great business skills. Take a seat and listen to a god chimes in on the subject https://youtu.be/f0SQrHi44xs?t=3m4s
Skunk # 1 – Cheese / Blues (livers)
Skunk number one has yielded some of the great strains over the years among all crosses and more importantly it provided a fundamental building block for most other strains. Having done the history of skunk before I'm not going to go into it however we will go specifically into the history of some of the strains to be born directly from packets of skunk #1. the first strain we will examine is the world wide known
UK Cheese
The exact origin of cheese is hotly debated by cheese fanatics as some suggest that it is dependent from a packet of Skunk#1 by sensi-seeds others indicate that it came from a packet of skunk#1 from sacred seeds. All do agree however that cheese is a clone of skunk#1 from the 1980’s.
During the late 80s Sam the skunk-man who is accredited as the original breeder of skunk#1 (but as we know is most definitely not) moved from California to Holland to grow weed. Here Sam was still breeding his Skunk#1 line. Sam’s skunk was called skunk because it omitted a strong pungent smell when grown or smoked. Similar to that given off by a skunk. Growers in Holland loved Sam’s skunk because it yielded more and finished sooner than other strains at the time. The only problem was the smell!! Landlords were reporting growers and people were busted all over. He intentionally bred out the smell in favour of a sweeter smell Over the next few generations the skunk smell was intentionally lost. The Exodus collective which was a counter culture / anti-drug war collective obtained a packet of seeds before these changes took place. The seeds were sown out and cuttings were taken. The clones were freely distributed among the collective.On flowering out one of the plants the collective discovered it had a very special smell. For many years after cheese clones were distributed freely as gifts from the exodus collective. Grateful home growers still distribute the original cheese to home growers for free.
Pyschosis
Special mentions to the Exodus collective for also contributing Pyschosis along with cheese – Pyschosis is a NL5/Haze hybrid that also went onto become a mainstay in the UK cannabis community, similarly maintained and distributed by the exodus community / UK underground movement though out the late 80s/early 90s.
LIVES/BLUES
Next mention goes to a strain originating from a packet of skunk #1 post breeding changes Sam made to the line. The clone Livers / blues was discovered in the UK in the Liverpool area (hence the name) but was notable for its blue hued appearance on the leafs upon maturation. The smell of the plant was known to be incredibly potent and it also has a killer blueberry taste that even rivals DJs. This clone is another one that’s widely circulated around the UK and fairly easily able to get. (http://forum.hempflax.com/uploads/74849/DSCF6212.jpg)
Charlie sheen
What a fucking joke. This is the perfect example of a breeder trying to cash in on a fad. This strain is a combination of OG kush, Blue dream and Green Crack. This is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with the breeding community in that it was released mysteriously a few weeks after Charlie sheen lost his mind and went nuts on TV a few years back. (http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/874/930/7e7.jpg)
Blueberry
This story will need to be limited as I'm doing a whole write up on DJ for a feature piece coming up however blueberry is a legend in its own right. Developed originally for dutch passion DJ was refining his skills (already pro however) while being paid shitty wages by the Netherlands breeders who lead the way at the time. After 10 years or so and countless strains being produced completely by himself (blueberry, blue velvet, blue moonshine, flo ect) had all been created by DJ at this point and dutch passion was on its way out of the community. Blueberry was already a hit success but after leaving to start his own seed bank DJ reworked the blueberry line (and almost all other lines for that matter) by going back to landrace material and reworking the strains back out with more preference to certain characteristics he preferred over the dutch passion version, the whole time maintaining blueberries remarkable sedating and relaxing characteristics. Blueberry has since worked its way a cross the world in various forms and DJ has even been gracious enough to give out ‘mother cuts’ of the original BB to friends and fans who he meets. Blueberry continues to be the premier blueberry strain that offers what I consider to be a ‘cookie cutter’ in that everyone finds it to be both enjoyable and very therapeutic - especially its anti-anxiety / relaxing properties.
(Old Version -http://buymarijuanaseeds.com/community/attachments/dscn3221-jpg.309493/ New Version- https://www.opengrow.com/gallery/image/140280-bb-stock-001/ , https://www.opengrow.com/gallery/image/140282-bb-stock-003/)
Kyle Kushmans Strawberry Cough
This is a fairly well known strain that’s a cross of haze and strawberry fields. The biggest misconception about this strain is that it was actually created by Kyle Kushman! The strain was made famous by Kyle as he is undoubtedly the worlds best grower (grower only) however the cross was originally done by an amateur breeder he meet in Oregon who gifted him the clone. Kyle originally said the breeder was actually bugging him to take it because he honestly didn’t want to at first, but to be polite he eventually accepted and agreed to grow it out. After this Kyle came to some kind of agreement with the breeder and the strain essentially transferred hands to his at that point. This does look like a bit of a northern lights / skunk / haze situation where the wrongful person is getting credit for the breeding creation, however the more you dig into the cannabis world and its history, you will find that seems to be the norm sadly.
Pt 4 coming soon.
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2014.05.28 02:02 cmmn518redux 5/27/14: Send-off series Match 1: USA v Azerbaijan Match Thread

WELCOME, EVERYONE! ITS THE BATTLE OF THE EURO-ATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL. ITS THE USA. ITS AZERBAIJAN. ITS SEND-OFF SERIES MATCH 1. AND. ITS. LIVE. at 10pm

Match Information

Category Information
Kick off May 27th, 2014 10:00PM EDT
Competition International Friendly 15 days til Brazil
Venue Candlestick Park San Francisco, CA
Referee Henry Bejarano Costa Rica

Viewing

TV: ESPN2
Online: WatchESPN
Streams: wiziwig

Form

United States of America (FIFA RANKING: 14)
Date Home Away
4/2/14 USA 2 Mexico 2
3/5/14 Ukraine 2 USA 0
2/1/14 USA 2 Korea Republic 0
11/19/13 Austria 1 USA 0
11/15/13 Scotland 0 USA 0
Azerbaijan (FIFA RANKING: 85)
Date Home Away
5/3/14 Azerbaijan 1 Philippines 0
11/19/13 Kyrgyzstan 0 Azerbaijan 0
11/15/13 Estonia 2 Azerbaijan 1
10/14/13 Azerbaijan 1 Russia 1
10/11/13 Azerbaijan 2 Northern Ireland 0

Previous Meetings

NEVER

Starting Lineups

USA: Howard; Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley; Jones, Zusi, Bedoya, Bradley; Dempsey Wondolowski, Altidore

Fun Facts

Match Previews

Drinking Game

Semi-live match commentary

0:00 US Soccer just shared this vine of the players arriving
0:00 No Green, No Beckerman in the starting lineup. Is this the lineup we'll see against Ghana?
0:00 Really looking forward to Jon Champion tonight. I'll never forgive him for this but he's fantastic otherwise.
0:00 OOOh. Dempsey Scratch. Wondo in. Yikes. Get well really fucking soon Clint.
0:00 WELL FUCKING DONE AO.
1:00 AND WE'RE OFF. LETS GO FELLAS.
4:00 Early freekick- Zusi from the right. Fantastic cross- Wondolowski heads at the goalkeeper- he was wide open.
7:00 Besler giveaway in a dangerous position- Azerbaijan with a nice shot on target which Howard does well to save out for a corner. Nothing comes of the corner.
9:00 Another freekick for the US- this time on the left side of the Azerbaijan box. Zusi taking it again. This time we aren't able to get anything on it.
15:00 Wondo with another header on goal. Saved for another corner.
23:00 Twellman and Champion was some lovely banter.
36:00 Fucking analysts corner bleh.
37:00 Nice swerving shot by Bedoya.
45:00 Altidore is brought down and one final freekick for the half from the left... which comes to nothing.
Halftime.
46:00 triple change (Davis, Chandler, and Gonzalez on- Beasley, Zusi, and Davis off). And we're off.
48:00 And we should have a penalty, but the referee fucking sucks. Bradley to take... and it goes over.
49:00 In case you were wondering- Henry Bejarano will not be going to Brazil.
61:00 Wondo off- Johannsson on/ Johnson off- Yedlin On.
70:00 Mix on! Bedoya off. I wish we'd score.
75:00 DISKERUD!!! Bradley's Shot cleared off the line and Mix finishes from close. SUPERSUB.
81:00 Johannsson heads in from Brad Davis' Corner! He's left alone and finishes with a strong header from the edge of the six yard box. 2-0!
83:00 Johannsson, Diskerud, and Davis have all looked great so far this half.
90:00 2 minutes of stoppage time.
92:00 And that's it.
Thanks for joining everyone. Here's to a better match against Turkey. Well done to Johannsson and Diskerud. Lets go US.
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