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Turns out if you take nortriptyline, tizanidine, and 10 mg of melatonin all in one go, you get weird dreams.

Some of these make more sense than others.

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On top of a wooded hill, under a starry sky, group of faeries were saying a blessing to the elements.

They got fire, water, wood, wind, and earth, and then they looked at me smugly.

I said they forgot one, and the black night dragon broke out of the valley for the first time in millennia. He was so dark, the only way we could see him was to see his black outline against the sky where the stars were blotted out.

He thanked me for remembering him, then said he was going to eat the entire world, but he owed me a gift first.

I asked if he could be made an egg again so that I could hatch him and raise him properly so he wouldn't want to kill everyone.

He agreed.

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The city was made from towering sky scrapers that caught the light, but only…

The Ever Given is an Ultra Large Container Vessel, one size up from New Panamax; the manufacturer calls it a Golden-class container ship, and there are currently only five container ships larger than it in the world (is also has 10 siblings of comparable size). It is 400 meters long, can carry 20,000 cargo containers, and is outfitted with a scrubber on its exhaust system, making it comparatively clean to run. It's a pretty cool ship, by any standard.

Also, it blocked the…

During the age of cannon, captured guns would sometimes be disabled, so that if the enemy retook the position they could no longer defend it. Likewise, if you had to abandon a position, you might spike your own guns as you fled, so that the enemy couldn't use your own guns against you. A common way of doing this was to drive a metal spike into the cannon's touchhole. Once the touchhole was blocked, the cannon could no longer be fused and lit, and was useless in the short term. The cannon might…

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