jewish men really broke their backs to make their place in the comics industry and make a powerful statement back in the 40´s/50′s and now comic companies use nazi imagery because they think it looks cool. real life nazis are making a comeback and they legit turned heroic symbols into nazi propaganda. marvel and dc really are doing that. wow
Lyrica’s oyajis! Daisuke’s quirk gives people an energy boost with contact from his padded palms (backslaps or high fives are the usual); Hibiki’s can calm people down with his singing voice (and make them happy to follow his orders to a degree if he sings them out). They combine to form Lyrica’s soothing+energizing vocal quirk!
Summary: Deciding to stay in for a date, Peter and the Reader are faced with annoying and embarrassing comments from the whole team, who are unaware of their relationship.
Word Count: 2,428
Warnings: language, fluff, annoying avengers (??), embarrassed!Peter, embarrassed!Reader, cuteness, LOTR trilogy. (Let me know if I missed any)
A/N: Alright homies, I apologize it has taken me so long to upload something. I’ve been reaally stressed. So hopefully this is okay? For the anon that requested this, I hope you like it. I’d love some feedback, as always. Enjoy reading!
Dark, gray clouds blocked any source of light from shining through the big, thick glass windows surrounding every inch of the building.
The entire tower was filled with a solemn mood that spread into every corner and room.
Most of the team dreaded days like these, since it put a damper on their mood, (especially Steve).
You, however, cherished days like these the most.
It’s where you find your peace and inner self, no matter how depressing that may sound.
It helps you relax and release any stresses that corrupt your thoughts.
But the best reason of all is that you don’t have to leave the house, even if you had a date with Peter tonight.
However, thinking that idea through, you realized something.
As an introvert, I did get off the sugaring sites, but it took me quite a while to get off the internet. I used Tinder to find the three gift daddies that I had. Last month, I went free styling for the first time.
There is a general horror around free styling that, trust me, I understand. If I didn’t have to leave my house, I wouldn’t. But I realized a few things. The sugar sites are not set up for you to succeed. We, as sugar babies, are the draw that is used to attract men with money and unrealistic dreams.
Do you want to have the perfect relationship? A young, beautiful, smart woman who will hang off your every word and, unlike escorts, will be with you and you alone for a fraction of the price that escorts are demanding? Sign up for a membership with our site at the low price of $39.99/month and become a sugar daddy tonight!
While this might not be the exact language the sites are using, I guarantee if you go on any of the sugar sites you will see something similar being touted to men. I also promise that the men that have the real potential to be amazing sugar daddies and give you things you didn’t believe that you could get aren’t on these sites.
And, honey, maybe you haven’t noticed but online dating-sugar or vanilla- is not set up for black women to succeed. I’ll say it once more. You’re far more likely to find the man you’re looking for when you let go of the sugar sites. So what happens next? Next, you change your mindset. There is one thing that needs adjustment, your attitude, in two different areas. The first is what a sugar daddy looks like. Maybe you don’t have this problem. But I do. I tend to find myself thinking that sugar daddies look a certain way. They’re white and in their 40’s-50’s. Most of them are married. But this isn’t what sugar daddies look like. They can be any age. They can be any race. They can be anywhere. When it’s time to free style, don’t think that if a Black man, an Asian man, a Martian, whatever, approaches you that because they don’t fit in with the idea of what you think an SD looks like you can’t pay any attention to them.
There will be three types of men that you’ll meet when you go out: cheap men that would like your time and attention for free, men that will simply ask how much you want or make it known that they have no problem paying you, and men that are willing to spend money on you but need some type of connection with you first. Ugh, connection. Don’t you hate that word? Men should just hand us money because we asked for it right? We’re young, we’re beautiful, we’re smart. Just fork over the coins.
But consider this. How often do you give money to complete strangers because they asked for it? How often have you walked up to an attractive or interesting looking person with $5 that you know you don’t need and said: “here this is for you just because you look cool or like you needed a little help”? Never right? If we were a society where that was the norm homelessness would not be an issue. No, we give our money to people we like, to people that have bettered our lives in some way, to people we trust. But, still. That word-connection. Months and months of dates. Maybe even putting out. That must be what I mean, right? Nope. Not what I mean at all. A connection can be made in 15 minutes or 15 months. It really just depends on how well your personality meshes with his.
How do you tell these men apart? Let’s build a scenario, shall we? Let’s say you meet a man at a bar. You each talk a bit about who you are and what you do for a living. His job sounds promising. You don’t know exactly how much he makes but when you google it in the bathroom after touching up your lipstick you see that it’s an acceptable amount. He buys you a drink to continue the conversation you’ve already started, but when the night ends, he doesn’t pick up the tab you had started before he sat down. Splenda! Salt! That’s what Tumblr will tell you. I say wait. You spend some time texting. He says he wants to take you out. This is when we find out what kind of man he is by analyzing a few things:
Where does he want to meet? TGIFridays or one of the best restaurants/bars in the city. Look at where he wants to take you and why. If he asks you where you want to eat and then shoots it down because it’s overpriced or “just not his scene” you have two options: dig your heels in or run. My first meeting with Bentley took some time to plan because he shot down the restaurants that I chose as not being good enough for a first date. It was a good first sign.
How and what do they order? We know what a man who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money looks like when he orders at a restaurant or bar. He asks if there are any discounts or deals. Asks what’s the best and cheapest drink or food item on the menu. Makes “jokes” about how expensive everything is.
How do they look when you order? A man that asks if you want anything else after you’ve decided what you want is a keeper. A man that asks what you want scans the menu and then asks if you’re sure you want those things or if you’d be happy with something cheaper presents you with two options: to dig your heels in or run.
What are they talking to you about? A man that talks about sex as soon as he meets you only wants you for one thing and it ain’t playing cards. Now, if he’s willing to compensate you for that time in a way that you find acceptable, fine. Get your money girl. If you want a man that cares about you as an individual but he can’t stop talking about how well he’s doing on Viagra, you have two options. Dig in or run. I suggest you run, but this is your life, not mine
When the date is over, look at this man’s behavior. You’ll know if he’s the type of man that you can keep in your life. If he isn’t, let him go. LET HIM GO! Don’t, please friend, don’t hang on to a man because you don’t think that you’ll be able to get another. This game isn’t for the desperate that need quick cash because their life is falling apart. This is going to take time. You’ll find yourself getting dressed up and going out quite a few times before you find a man that you’re willing to stick with. If you understand this from the beginning, that reaching any goal is going to take time, you’ll be far less likely to fail.
You do have one thing on your side. Men know that it is their responsibility to take care of the women in their lives. Vanilla men know this. They know. I’m going to say it one more time, best friend so it really sinks in. All men know that it is their responsibility to take care of the women in their lives. What’s more, they know that the younger and better looking a woman is, the more they will have to spend. Your job is not to convince a man to spend money on you. He already knows he should. Your job is to separate the men willing to spend from the men not willing to spend by opening up your mouth and talking about what you want. Talk about college and the class that you’re going to be taking, but god isn’t it crazy how expensive books are? Talk about how much you love to write, but your laptop broke. Talk about how you want to get into digital photography but don’t know what camera to get or if you can afford to buy one. Give it a couple weeks. The right man will show up with a laptop, or an iPad, or a book, or a camera or whatever it is you say you need. The wrong man won’t have made it past the first date.
Happy hunting, best friend.
Best friend, be honest, what did you think? Do you think you could ever get off the sugar sites? Go free styling? Do you think my approach makes any sense or is something that could work for you? Leave me a comment and let me know so we can talk about it.
Marilyn was the best read “dumb blonde” in movie history. Acutely conscious of her lack of official education, in adult life Marilyn was eager to read as much as widely as she could. As a starlet she was seen touting major classics onto the set, and she continued to take reading matter - “heavy books, not light and flight books,” as her stand-in Evelyn Moriarty once said - with her when shooting her last films.
Marilyn was eclectic in her literary tastes. When Marilyn first met Arthur Miller in 1951, they went together to a bookshop where she bought poetry by Frost, Whitman, and e.e. cummings. In his autobiography Timebends,Miller observes, “With no cultural pretensions to maintain, she felt no need to bother with anything that did not sweep her way. She could not suspend her disbelief toward fiction, wanting only the literal truth as though from a document.” He also notes, “With the possible exception of Colette’s Cheri and a few short stories, however, I had not known her to read any thing all the way through. There was no need to: she thought she could get the idea of a book - and often did - in a few pages.”
On her first publicity tour in 1949 for Love Happy Marilyn retired to her hotel room to read novels by Proust and Thomas Wolfe, as well as Freud’s writings on dreams. For entertainment she dipped into Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. During shooting she had often been seen intently studying a cop of De Humanis Corporis Fabrica, a sixteenth-century treatise on human anatomy.
Writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who worked with Marilyn on All About Eve, noticed her carrying around a copy of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet on the set. Marilyn told him, “Every now and then I go into the Pickwick [a Beverly Hills bookshop] and just look around. I leaf through some books, and when I read something that interests me, I buy the book. So last night I bought this one.” After the director agreed that this was the best way to buy books, she sent him a copy the very next day. A shocked Mankiewicz said he would have been “less taken aback to come upon Herr Rilke studying a Marilyn Monroe nude calendar.” There was more to come. Another book she was reading, The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens (1866 - 1936), earned her a word of friendly advice from Mr. Mankiewicz, that she would get into trouble if people saw her reading such radical material. Soon after, when asked by the studio publicity department to give a list of her ten greatest men in the world, she put Steffens at the top of the list, only for him to be omitted as too politically dangerous.
Marilyn was particularly enamored of Russian literature, an interest she developed during her early years in the film business, partly through her early professional exposure to the Actors Lab, partly as a reflection of the interests of her drama coach Natasha Lytess. She read Tolstoy and Chekhov short stories, Dostoevsky and Turgenev novels, and poetry by Pushkin and Andreyev.
In 1952 photographer Philippe Halsman went to Marilyn’s modest L.A. apartment on an assignment for Marilyn’s first Life cover. He was struck by “the obvious striving for self-improvement,” and a stack of books that included the history of Fabian socialism, as well as works by Dostoevsky and Freud, Shaw, Steinbeck, Ibsen, Wilde, Zola and her collection of Russian novels. He also found a number of books of art criticism, dealing with Goya, Botticelly, and Leonardo da Vinci.
During shooting of Niagara, Marilyn told photographer Jock Carroll what she had been reading recently: The Thinking Body by Mabel Ellsworth Todd (recommended to her by drama coach Michael Chekhov), Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, and The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. She also told him that she was a great fan of Whitman and Thomas Wolfe. On the set between takes she was seen scribbling down notes of passages she felt were particularly salient.
Marilyn treasured Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince. When married to Joe DiMaggio, she gave him a gold medal with a maxim from this book engraved on it: “True love is visible not to the eyes, but to the heart, for eyes may be deceived.” DiMaggio’s reported response was “What the hell does that mean?”
In the course of her studies with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio Marilyn read widely, from Shakespeare sonnets to Colette. After one shopping trip in March 1955 she returned home with half a library, including Ulysses by James Joyce, Fallen Angels by Noel Coward, Shaw’s Letters to Ellen Terry and Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, and Richard Aldrich’s biography of his wife Gertrude Lawrence.
With British poet Edith Sitwell, Marilyn discussed the book she was reading at the time they first met, Rudolph Steiner’s Course of My Life, and then, when Marilyn went to visit Dame Edith in England, they talked of Dylan Thomas and Gerard Manley Hopkins, a poet whose work Marilyn knew well enough to recite some lines.
Perhaps one of the most original excuses Marilyn ever came up with for her lateness was during shooting of Some Like It Hot, when she was so engrossed reading Paine’s The Rights of Man that she reputedly told the assistant director, who had come to pick her up, to “fuck off.”
In 1961 Marilyn was still avidly reading up on psychiatry and psychoanalysis. During her three-week stay in the hospital that February, she spent sleepless nights reading the letters of Sigmund Freud. She also read Sean O’Casey’s autobiography.
To help Marilyn through her extreme nerves at having to sing to President Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, Joan Greenson, daughter of her psychiatrist, gave her the children’s book The Little Engine That Could to take along.
Let me tell you about my customer service experience today..
this woman, probably in her 40’s or 50’s walks up to my counter, ignoring my questions asking how she was doing and if she found everything okay. She then slaps her stuff down on the counter.
I start ringing her out and she’s like
“These are for Christmas.”
Now I kind of give a little chuckle because it’s not even October and this lady is buying Christmas presents.
She immediately says “Is something funny?!?” And I’m like.. oh…
“No ma'am, sorry.”
“DO YOU NEED TO MARK THESE??”
And I’m like ?? Mark them?
“I’m sorry, I don’t underst-”
“CAN I SPEAK TO YOUR MANAGER!”
And so I’m like uhhh yeah? And call Sam (my coordinator at the time) over. She then proceeds to ask Sam about marking the items so she can return them. Sam says that we can give her a gift receipt and that will be sufficient to return it.
Sam walks away and I explain that with a gift receipt it’s going to be store credit.
“THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!” Is the woman’s response.
So I’m like,
“Ma'am that’s store policy. That’s how it goes. Even with the original receipt, by time Christmas rolls around, we will only be able to give you store credit because we have a 30-day return policy.”
She grumbles to herself for a second and then says:
“Well I’m just going to come back in 30 days and return it and repurchase it. I’ll work the system I DONT CARE.”
I just look at her and give a slight nod. I finish ringing her items and she goes:
“WELL WHERE ARE MY GIFT RECEIPTS???”
“Oh.. sorry ma'am I must have misunderstood.”
I printed out her gift receipts and she walks, not responding to me telling her in a EXTRA nice tone to have a nice afternoon.
Please please please remember that when you’re acting crazy or do something like this to a cashier or anyone who serviceyou in any way,
1) you’re talking to a real human who cannot control the policies of the store and must abide by the rules set in place
2) You will be made fun of. We will go tell our friends, coworkers, parents, bosses, etc. We will tell the story over and over as a way to prove that customer service is HARD.
This woman in particular would have gotten what she wanted regardless of the way she acted. It was a simple request. It just shows that some people seemingly go out of their way to make those who service them miserable.