I met Bell a few months ago in Queen St mall, Brisbane. It was a Friday night and I was out with my wing Tommy. She looked half Asian, half Euro, tall and slim and with her t-shirt tucked into her shorts I could see her toned stomach. And I’m a sucker for a toned stomach.
I stopped her and she gave me a nice smile and I was to find out she was from Manila, but living in Dubai and working as an air-hostess. She looked like she liked me, but didn’t hook particularly strong. It was a number that I figure I would put through my “system”.
This is the first “long game” I have ever succeeded at. It is far from tight game, but I did enough to get the lay. I’m pretty sure if I hadn’t invested in the texts then I wouldn’t have gotten the lay. I found out later she had fucked only four other guys and they were all her long-term boyfriends. She broke up with the most recent one in Feb this year and I am the first guy she has fucked since. She wanted romance and to be seduced and was happy for that to start over text.
[7:24 PM, 5/5/2017] Micky: Micky
[10:21 PM, 5/5/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hey Micky
[7:54 PM, 5/10/2017] Micky: Mmmm just ate the biggest steak for dinner. How are you?
[2:40 AM, 5/11/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hi Micky. Im good, and you? Im just about to eat steak im here in johannesburg
[11:58 AM, 5/11/2017] Micky: Cool. Maybe we can share a steak one day 🙂
This was a bit enthusiastic. I should have asked how she likes her steak and then teased her with an invite by telling her I know this great steak house near my place.
And then if she bites tell her that if we have a drink and she is not one of those crazy girls I’ll take her for steak.
[2:26 PM, 5/11/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Sure, why not.
At least I didn’t jump on the acceptance to quick
[7:34 PM, 5/31/2017] Micky: I’m off to Sydney this weekend. What are you up to?
[7:41 PM, 5/31/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I’ll be flying tom morning to auckland. Just a 2-day layover
[7:51 PM, 5/31/2017] Micky: Getting closer to our steak dinner 🙂
[7:52 PM, 5/31/2017] Micky: Went here last night https://www.bigroddysribs.com/
[7:57 PM, 5/31/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Lol i know.
[7:57 PM, 5/31/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Oooh that looks yummy
[8:23 PM, 5/31/2017] Micky: I’ll take you there next time you are on Brisbane
[8:55 PM, 5/31/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I would love to
So I’m starting to build a relationship by a mutual love of steak and a vague invite.
[3:31 PM, 6/13/2017] Micky: Out for Greek last night [photo]
[7:40 PM, 6/14/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Wow awesome
[7:40 PM, 6/14/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Food must be great. Are you in brisbane now
[7:52 PM, 6/14/2017] Micky: Yep. You?
[8:02 PM, 6/14/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Im here in dubai. And it’s burning hot outside 😅
[8:03 PM, 6/14/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I have aussie flight this month but it’s melbourne
[8:13 PM, 6/14/2017] Micky: That will certainly be a break from the heat
[8:21 PM, 6/14/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Definitely!
Just some boring chit chat to show I am normal.
[2:36 PM, 6/17/2017] Micky: My new shop in [photo] …… Lots of work to do
[10:39 PM, 6/17/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Nice..new branch? What do you do again?
[4:21 PM, 6/20/2017] Micky: I will be selling ……
[4:22 PM, 6/20/2017] Micky: wwww……….com
[5:05 PM, 6/20/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Oohh that sounds great. I’ll try that some time on my next brisbane flight
[9:12 PM, 6/20/2017] Micky: I’ll give you a good price 🙂
Just a bit of DHV, giving her a look into my life and some cheeky banter
[10:47 AM, 7/14/2017] Micky: How was Melbourne?
[10:47 AM, 7/14/2017] Micky: I am off to Thailand next week.
[2:17 AM, 7/15/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hey nick how are ya? 🙂
[2:19 AM, 7/15/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Australia is getting colder eh. I just came back from sydney 2 days ago. Tomorrow im flying to china.
[2:19 AM, 7/15/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: What are you up to in Thailand?
[6:42 PM, 7/15/2017] Micky: Just escaping the cold for a week
[7:04 PM, 7/17/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I’ll also be in bangkok next month. Then brisbane as well
[8:44 PM, 7/17/2017] Micky: Cool. Hopefully we will be in Brisbane at the same time
More lifestyle DHV and not being needy
[12:31 PM, 7/30/2017] Micky: How was bangkok? I’m back in Brisbane now
[2:12 PM, 7/30/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I’ll be in bangkok on the 4th. Im in sydney now hehe. Hows your bangkok trip?
[9:37 PM, 7/30/2017] Micky: I had a fun trip thanks. When you in Brisbane?
[5:41 AM, 7/31/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: 9th and 10th 🙂
I knew I was going to be in Brisbane, but left a vacuum to not appear too enthusiastic
[3:29 PM, 8/2/2017] Micky: Did you keep out of trouble in Sydney?
[3:39 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hehe yeah..im safely back in dubai. And enjoying my 2days off before my bangkok flight:)
[3:57 PM, 8/2/2017] Micky: Haha. It’s like we keep following each other to the same cities at different times
[4:02 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I know right lol
[4:02 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: we keep missing each other
[4:10 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I wont be surprised of you will be in dubai anytime soon
[5:28 PM, 8/2/2017] Micky: Not likely
[5:29 PM, 8/2/2017] Micky: I have to go away on the 10th but I will be in Brisbane on Wednesday 9th
[5:31 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Aww where you going?
[5:35 PM, 8/2/2017] Micky: Not far. Just the Sunshine Coast
[5:35 PM, 8/2/2017] Micky: What time you arrive on the 9th
[5:39 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: We’ll arrive there at 7am maybe..
[5:56 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Then 10th i’ll be in auckland, then 11th back in brisbane
[7:54 PM, 8/2/2017] Micky: I have family commitments on 11th. But I will make time for you on the 9th. Maybe 3 in afternoon?
Sorted logistics without being needy. Made her feel like I was doing her a favour haha – she knew this was bullshit, but played along, as after I fucked he she said ”thanks for making time for me” with a cheeky smile
[8:20 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Appreciate it
[8:20 PM, 8/2/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Yup 3 is fine
[8:02 AM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Sweet. I’ll take you on a Brisbane adventure 🙂
[3:52 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Exciting..what’s with brisbane adventure tell me😃
[5:19 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Haha. You will have to wait
[5:24 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Fine hahah lol
[5:24 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Now you’ll make me wonder for almost a week
[5:24 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Give me clue atleast hahah
[5:33 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Some walking. Some sitting. Nice views. And best of all – you get to hang out with a charming and handsome Aussie guy that thinks you are very cute
Decided to amp up the sexual frame and filter her out if she wanted to friend-zone me, or heat her up if she fancied me. We were only going to have one night together so I wanted to fuck.
[5:40 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hahah really huh too much adjectives for an aussie guy lol.
[5:41 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hmm brisbane adventure sounds good to me though☺
[5:54 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: I haven’t even started on the adjectives yet. I haven’t mentioned intelligent, funny…..
[5:54 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Give me two adjectives that describe you
[5:55 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Btw. Princess is not an adjective
Here I have decided that I need to build a stronger connection before we meet to increase the likelihood of the lay, but also push the dominant frame.
[6:00 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Queen is not an adjective as well huh
[6:00 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hahaha
[6:02 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hmm kidding aside.. Im just very simple.
[6:02 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Simple
[6:02 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: But complicated lol
[6:05 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Haha like all girls. Pretend to be simple but are really complicated
I know women
[6:05 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: I pretend to be complicated but are really just simple 🙂
[6:08 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: What’s your dream? What do you want to do if you didn’t have to work?
Get to her emotions – Show the paradox of brute and romantic.
[6:28 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Well me, im just simple coz i really am just simple😋
[6:30 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: My dream is just to travel all the time. Same as my job actually
[7:48 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: We are like twins
[7:49 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Not identical 🙂
[7:52 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Obviously not..blue eyed aussie guy [8:37 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: You can remember my eyes?
[8:39 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Yah that’s why i noticed when you first talked to me
[8:42 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Do you want to know the first thing I noticed about you?
Good opportunity to sexualize
[8:47 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Tell me..
[8:52 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: You were wearing tight white jeans and I thought you had a nice arse
[8:53 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Omg
[8:53 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: That was not me
[9:01 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Haha. I think I just made you blush
[9:22 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: That was my first time in Brisbane and when you saw me i was so hungry and just woke up that time
[9:27 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: You fly to bkk tomorrow?
[9:29 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: They changed my roster. Im flying to manchester instead
[9:34 PM, 8/3/2017] Micky: Hope they don’t change your roster next week – you will miss out of your surprise Brisbane adventure
Fueling the dream in her head
[9:44 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hope so too. But I dont think they will. They just removed me from bangkok flight coz they changed aircraft they said. I dunno whatever
[9:45 PM, 8/3/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I wont let miss our brisbane adventure
Left a vacuum after she showed how keen she was.
[6:02 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: You in Manchester now?
[6:12 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I was there yesterday. Im back in dubai again
[6:16 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Did you get to sight see?
[6:17 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Not really. Not this time. I just stayed in the hotel the whole time😅
[6:19 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Netflix?
[6:20 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I spent a couple weeks in London and south west of London a few years ago
[6:22 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Netflix and chill haha
I just went at the gym actually thats what i do if i’ve been to a place for few times already
[6:23 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Really, you’ve been everywhere ah
[6:28 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: The gym. That’s not very Philippino of you
[6:31 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Why? People go to the gym filipino or not lol
[6:31 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: And i have to, coz i eat alot😛
[6:37 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: There is only one problem with going to the gym
[6:39 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: What is it
[6:43 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: You will have strange guys stop you in the street because they think you have a nice bum
[6:45 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hahaha you are so creepy!!
[6:45 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: You didnt even see my back. You were just walking towards me duhhh
[6:55 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Is that your attempt at humility?
I didn’t defend myself, but turned it back on her rejecting my compliment
[6:56 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I bet you check out your own bum in the mirror the whole time you are in the gym
[7:00 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Wth lol of course not 😼
[7:10 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I don’t believe you
I should have just left it here but I pushed a bit far and almost lost it
[7:11 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Or are you too busy looking at the guys?
[7:11 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Only the ones with blue eyes of course
[7:29 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: my goodness..the confidence level of this blue-eyed aussie guy is too high
It turned out ok, but I realized I needed to snip the thread and go super comfort
[7:39 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: So today is your day off?
[7:39 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Netflix. Gym. And eating
[7:44 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Yeah 2 days off
[7:44 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I dunno i just wanna sleep the whole day haha
[8:13 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I suppose with your job you have to be pretty flexible when you can sleep
[8:14 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I’m not so good with jet lag
[9:09 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: That’s the hardest part actually. It really demands flexibility.
[9:10 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Im already used to it. Already accepted that lifestyle hehe
[9:13 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: The gym would help
[9:16 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Yes it really helps
[9:16 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: But sometimes im too stubborn lol
[9:22 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: What do you mean?
[9:27 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: I mean sometimes im too lazy to go to the gym. Like i’d rather just do nothing at all
[9:29 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Haha same
[9:33 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: It’s weird for some people right but im actually having fun by just not doing anything at all 😂
[9:36 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Human being instead of human doing
[9:37 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I like it
[9:42 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Exactly.. 🙂
[9:47 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I enjoy listening to the audio book by ekhart tolle called. A new earth
[9:47 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: It’s about being rather than thinking
Showing a completely different side to the confident brute
[9:58 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Sounds interesting.. So thats what you do on your free days?
[10:08 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I do read a lot. But right now I’m watching UFC on my laptop
Back to the brute lol
[10:08 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Bed soon
[10:13 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Ooooh the bloody ufc. I like watching that too
[10:13 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Oh yeh already 10 pm there
[10:38 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: Mmmm UFC fan. 2 points
[10:38 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: 2 points for the nice bum too
[10:39 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: But you lost a point for the false modesty
[10:39 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: So + 3. Pretty good so far
Enough comfort, back to a spike to end the chat
[10:41 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Hahaha you’re crazy!!!
[10:43 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I think your starting to like me
[10:44 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: My gosh nick are you in a hurry?
[10:44 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Lol
[10:44 PM, 8/6/2017] Micky: I’m going to sleep now. Let’s continue this foolishness later
Stolen from Krauser
[10:45 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Just your foolishness
[10:46 PM, 8/6/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Arayt good nighty
Vacuumed again to let her message me first when she got to Brisbane.
[9:28 AM, 8/9/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Im here in brisbane now. So tired gonna sleep first
[9:28 AM, 8/9/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Are we going later?
[9:54 AM, 8/9/2017] Micky: Welcome
[9:55 AM, 8/9/2017] Micky: Get some sleep and plan to see me about 3
[9:55 AM, 8/9/2017] Micky: Message me when you wake up
[2:23 PM, 8/9/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Cool. See you later..
[2:23 PM, 8/9/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Just woke up hehe
[2:24 PM, 8/9/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Are you just nearby here in queen street?
[2:49 PM, 8/9/2017] Micky: Hey
[2:49 PM, 8/9/2017] Micky: Yes. I can meet you in queen st
recognized her nervousness and wanted me to come to her.
[2:50 PM, 8/9/2017] Micky: 3.30 ok?
[2:50 PM, 8/9/2017] Bell Phil Dubai: Sure
I didn’t want to fuck this date up and knew how much she liked me and had probably even fantasized about us fucking. I knew it was mine to fuck up. My sticking points are over-escalating and getting in a love bubble too early. I don’t seem normal enough and give too much attention. It might be ok for gutter game, or even Thailand game, but not day 2’s in Brisbane. I went back to Daygame Mastery and skimmed the dating section. Four venues; meeting spot, very public café, semi secluded bar, very romantic bar, bedroom.
I wasn’t sure if she was allowed to drink with working the next day or what time she had to start work. I knew cabin crew need zero blood alcohol and often leave Brisbane at 5am, so I was going to have contingency plans for non-drinking and an early night.
I decided open café bar in Queen very close to our meeting spot that served both alcohol and coffee. There I was going to sit opposite her so we could have eye contact, but I wasn’t going to escalate or sexualize the conversation, I was just going to be normal, as hard as that is for me. Lol.
Then I was going to take her to South Bank so we could sit on the grass river bank and get much closer lying next to each other, then I had a number of options of bars or cafes leading ever closer to my house.
We met and I gave her a kiss on the cheek and walked her to the café, sitting opposite I leaned back and relaxed and played it cool. I told her about the first 2 stages of our Brisbane adventure and showed her the picnic blanket in my bag so we could sit by the river. She looked genuinely happy I had taken the effort to do this, as do most girls when I do this.
I confirmed logistics and she was allowed to have a few drinks, but had a 4am start and wanted to be back to her hotel by about 9pm. I told her that I didn’t really know her and wasn’t sure if she was crazy yet so brought her to this very public place to see if she was ok. She laughed with a little shock, but I smiled and she relaxed. We asked the normal, boring getting to know you questions and I just rambled about my life in Brisbane and we vibed. I realized I was doing a bit too much talking so asked her a few questions and shut up to let her talk.
We finished our coffees within 20 minutes so I went and paid and placed my hand on her back when I came back, my first kino to show any sexual intent. We walked over the bridge to Southbank and I did start to spike things a little when she opened the door by commenting I liked Asian women in reference to my trips to Thailand. I told her I liked women of a lot of races, but Asian women seemed to like me. “What sort of a man do you like?” I asked. She was very vague in her answer and said it was more about connection than looks. I challenged her and said. “There must be a bench mark of attractiveness, or it is hard to even form a connection. That connection requires the endorphins and hormones to activate.” As I said this I touched the back of her neck and said. “Just here”. She agreed and I said “ok. Do you like short or tall?”
“Do you like light or dark skin?”
“Do you like big and stocky or more slim and athletic?”
“Haha, you just described me. It’s ok I like you too.”
“Your too confident” She said.
We walked down to the river bank and I laid out the blanket and we lay next to each other, she was keeping her distance a bit, but we were having good eye contact and getting into a bit of a bubble. I was trying hard to fractionate and look at the river and just shut up and let her fill the silences. I felt everything was going well. I wanted to escalate more, but had promised myself to hold back.
The reason I like escalating so hard and fast is I like the feelings. The love chemicals are like a drug to me and relax me and make further escalation very easy, the problem is I do it too early without building enough comfort. I didn’t want to make this mistake, so I thought if I bounce her to another venue I can escalate without the risk of over-cooking her too early. I said, “Do you want to get a drink at a bar just up the road” She agreed and off we walked.
The bar was only semi-romantic, we had a couch, but it was open and not too dark. I bought her a beer and she sat on the chair opposite the couch. I pointed for her to sit on the couch and said. “I want to sit next to you”. She complied and moved and we were sitting together, not close enough so we were touching, but close. Within a few sips of her beer she relaxed and got a glow to her face. I started to play the questions game and we were getting progressively more sexual.
The bubble was growing and she wasn’t resisting any of my kino. I lent in to rest my head on her shoulder and she moved her head closer to enable a kiss. A minute or two later I moved my mouth to nuzzle her neck and she turned again to kiss me, so I gave a brief, but passionate, kiss. We were now sitting with out legs touching and I tried to back off a bit and look around the bar, leaning into her, but fractionating my attention.
I seeded a drink at my place by saying something about having the ingredients for black Russians that I offer my guests. I was starting to get hungry so I suggested dinner, but she didn’t seem too keen, so I said. “Well how about I make you one of my black Russians at my place and we can chill and listen to some music and then go out for dinner”. She agreed so I thought it was pretty on. I also thought I better get her home and fuck her rather than risk breaking the momentum of taking her out for dinner.
We got home, I showed her the house, added some ice and milk to a glass for her and then led her to my bedroom where I keep the Kahlua and vodka. She walked in my room, took her shoes off and sat on my bed. All too easy, I thought. I mixed her drink, put on some tunes and sat back on my bed and let her drink with a good amount of space between us. We had powerful eye contact with not much talking so I moved in and we kissed passionately. I moved back to where I was sitting to let her finish her drink. We just talked nonsense, and it was all pretty easy, she downed her drink quickly and then handed me the empty glass, with the look to say. OK, I have finished now, you can fuck me.
I put the glass down and grabbed her and pulled her back on the bed so we were both lying down. I put my thigh in her crouch and we grinded and kissed. As we got pretty hot she said. “I’ve got my period, so sorry, but it’s bad luck” I said the famous lines. “It’s ok, I understand”. Clothes started to come off and as we were getting more and more passionate I said “I think it’s time I get a towel and a condom”. She didn’t say anything, and we went back to kissing.
We made out for another minute and then I got up, took my undies off, the last remaining item of clothes I had on, grabbed the towel, laid it under her, reached over to the drawer and pulled out a condom, laid that on the bed next to us, and then took her undies off too. With her lying on the bed I moved in on top of her and started kissing her, feeling our naked bodies together I grabbed her hand and put in on my cock. With her holding my cock I pushed closer to her and started rubbing it on the outside of her pussy. Before long she guided my cock into her while the condom stayed unopened on the bed next to us.
She took her hand away and I only let her have the tip while I teased her for a couple minutes before pushing all the way in and fucking her as hard as I could. She came pretty quick and then I fucked her in all sorts of positions in my bed, pulling her hair, choking her, pushing her head against the wall and then the mattress. I got back in missionary and said. “I’m going to cum soon. Is it ok I come inside?”. “Come inside?” She asked with glee like I was giving her a beautiful gift. “Well you are on you period so it’s safe” I replied and then smashed her as hard as I could until I nutted in this beautiful 25 year old fertile pussy while thinking to myself. I love daygame. I saw her on the street, and because I had the balls and skill I was able to stop her and now I am blowing my load in her.
There was a little bit of blood but not much so we both had showers and then went out for dinner. She was a fun and smart girl I hope to have a few more adventures with.