a stapler

Does anyone else have these weird moments where it’s like your brain has lost all organization? Like ten minutes ago, I was suddenly misspelling everything, lost my keys, couldn’t find my stapler on my desk, couldn’t figure out which letter I needed to print again and ended up printing the wrong one. All of this just suddenly happened in like, a span of 10 minutes. It’s like I can’t get myself together right now and this is always frustrating when it happens. I don’t know what it is. Because I don’t feel confused (just irritated), but everything I tried, I got mixed up somehow.

Angel

The ongoing saga of Harker and the stapler

My ball python, Harker, is really scared of this one stapler.

Every time he sees it, he balls up.

I was grading today and sure enough, the stapler was still scary.

However, for the first time, I introduced a second stapler!


He was nervous at first… 

But it didn’t take him long to warm up to it.

Pretty soon it became his best friend!

There was nothing the new stapler couldn’t do!

Including protecting him from the other stapler.

The moral of the story?

My snake is a weirdo.

Was chatting with my co-workers in the breakroom today about stuff and I mentioned the one time that I got fired for being gay. 

“What? They can’t do that, can they? Really?”

“They can. I mean, they shouldn’t- but they can. I came out to a co-worker and then the next day I was booted.”

“If they’d done that to me, I would have just stolen something out of spite. Like… a stapler or something,” says the janitor. 

“Well… I was working for the zoo.”

She paused for a moment and her eyes glossed over. “I woulda stolen so many tigers.”

this podcast was a mistake -griffin probably
  • “No, this is one of those moments where you learn to take care of your shit.”
  • “ It’s a very tense situation" “That’s true. It’s almost like I’ve designed it to be like that.”
  • “Oh, a minus one. Then you die. God, Travis. In trying to discern his fanciness your nose just starts bleeding and you fall over-”
  • “You and the box both drink POSION. And you survive but the box has died.”
  • “There’s a stapler in here- does anyone want the fucking stapler?”
  • “You run up and tear the box open. It explodes. You die.”
  • “I can’t believe you all went with the red shirts, but fine- You’re all wearing different shades of red.”
  • “Now, Griffin, I need you to describe both scenes simultaneously.” “I won’t do that. I’m very very tired.”
  • “So the end of that sentence that you cut off was ‘and so I won’t be putting up with any shit today,’ but the problem is that I already have.”
  • “okay you give them the medicine of not being on fire anymore”
  • “i don’t remember giving you a GUN.”
  • *drops dice* *has a meltdown*
  • the total helpless exhaustion when justin texts him a descriptor of taako’s t-rex transmutation
  • the whole bit about the pillow exoskeleton suit
  • infinite bag of boys
voltron workplace au

it’s like the office but bad 

  • lance: “hey can i have some water?” shiro: “it’s not water”
    • lance: “ooh, vodka ;) i like your style” shiro: “it’s vinegar” 
    • lance: “what-” shiro: “it’s vinegar
  • lance is the public relations manager 
  • he shows all potential business partners his tattoo that he got at 16 on a dare. it’s a badly drawn melted pizza slice that says ‘sizling!’ underneath. the typo is deliberate 
  • pidge works in IT nobody knows how old she is or how she got this job
  • pidge: “shiro do you dare me to eat these pencil shavings?” shiro: “no”
    • pidge in tears, crunching on pencil shavings: “are you happy now?!!?!” shiro looking into the camera: “….”
  • keith is the receptionist and when people try to talk to him he slowly slides under the desk until he’s out of sight
    • but they can still see the fluffy tuft of hair at the top of his head bouncing as he silent-laughs 
  • shiro: “ok allura from HR is coming today to inspect things. keith get your arm out of the fish tank”
    • keith: “but it feels nice” shiro: “for god’s sake”
  • building security: “mr garrett i’m here to tell you that you parked your car in two parking spots and that’s against the rules” hunk: “shh can you hear that?”
    • security: “…hear what?” hunk: “can you hear how little i care?” 
  • nobody knows pidge works there cos it’s technically illegal but they sometimes see a small green child out of the corner of their eye like an office ghost
  • shiro: “ok team how will we hide pidge when HR visits?” lance looking up at the vents: “i have an idea”
  • lance: “oh hey keith. fancy finding you here” keith: “this is my desk?”
    • lance: “so i was thinking…i mean….are you free on friday? you wanna grab a drink with me?” keith: “but i have drinks at home in my fridge i don’t need any more”
    • lance: -__- 
  • pidge throwing a stapler at the wall: “SOMEBODY BROKE THAT”
  • hunk: “everyone in this office suffers and takes the stairs but i found a secret tunnel on my second day and it takes me only 5 minutes”
    • pidge: “it’s a broken elevator shaft you could die”
    • hunk: “live fast die young bad girls do it well”
  • lance: “i have a date this weekend”
    • keith: “GOD I HATE EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE NOTHING EVER WORKS OUT I’M-”  
    • lance: “they cancelled” keith lowering the fire extinguisher: “oh that’s ok then”
  • allura: “wow your office is impeccable!” allura opening the fridge door and it breaks and hangs off its hinges: “wow never mind!” 

Headcanon that Lena realizes Kara is Supergirl slowly over a period of time simply because she keeps throwing stuff at her and it just escalates to the point of there’s no other explanation as to why she can catch all these things

Like it starts off innocent enough with like pens and keys but after a couple weeks she’s chucking three staplers at a time and watching Kara catch all of them at once and she knows, she knows her theory is right. If Kara doesn’t fess up by the end of the week the desk chair is next

stationery-themed asks!!

gel pen: when are you most comfortable?
ballpoint pen: tell me about the day you’ve just had
fineliner: what’s your greatest achievement?
highlighter: what are your best qualities?
greylead: what is something you want to try for the first time?
felt-tip: describe your aesthetic
crayon: your earliest childhood memory
scrapbook: something from your childhood that makes you smile
sketching pad: describe yourself from a stranger’s point of view
notebook: what’s your favourite quote?
paper: what kind of book would you write?
stapler: out of all the people you know, who do you think you are closest to?
glue stick: what do you look for in a lasting relationship/friendship?
tape: tell me about your longest friendship
ruler: what line will you never cross?
eraser: what do you consider to be your biggest mistake?
scissors: ever had a bad break-up?
calculator: list fifteen things that make you happy
protractor: an unpopular opinion/angle you have on an issue
sticky note: something about yourself you’d like to change
stamp: a date that’s special for you and why
bookmark: a book that means a lot to you and why
folder: describe your family
whiteboard: tell me your plans for tomorrow
blackboard: tell me about a memory that has affected who you are today
pinboard: what are you focusing on in your life right now?
tablet: tell me your plans for the future
stencil: who are your role models?
envelope: tell me a secret

PJO Reminders

-The main trio were all middle-schoolers when the series began

-Reyna used to work for Circe

-Blackbeard is still alive & messing crap up somewhere in the Sea of Monsters

-Reyna has an equally-badass sister

-Luke was technically the hero the whole time

-Artemis inspired Santa Claus

-When the world was being destroyed, Dionysus was busy playing Pac-Man

-Drew went to school with Sadie Kane

-Jason took a stapler to the mouth as a baby

-One of the Big Three kids is related to Adolf Hitler 

-No one likes Octavian

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March 19 2017

A long time ago I got an ask asking if I could show what’s in my pencil case and I really put it off for the longest and might have forgotten about it too lol. 

Anyways here it is! I use Copic markers in place of things like Mildliners or whatever your preferred highlighter is, but someday I plan on getting a pack of Mildliners because the colors are similar to my Copics but they don’t bleed through pages :|

I also use .38mm Muji pens and a .5 Muji mechanical pencil, and look at how small the stapler and tape are! I got those in a little pack from Daiso Japan. 

Studying for my Chemistry final on Tuesday! :L

Ellee.  

Detail reminders for drawing pjo/hoo:

  • all demigods have scars, draw them
  • there’s a difference between trade scars which can be added per drawing and by how much combat the character is likely to have seen (ie Nico has tons of scars, Clarisse and Annabeth have a fair few, where as Drew and Will probably don’t have as many), and distinctive scars which are noted in the books and can help identify a character. distinctive scars include:
    • Jason has a scar on his lip (from trying to eat a stapler when he was a baby)
    • Hylla has a scar across her forehead (from dueling for her and Reyna’s freedom from the pirates)
    • as of boo Nico has claw scars across his upper arms, probably starting at his shoulders (from killing Lycaon)
    • Luke has a scar down the side of his face (from a quest to get an apple I think, I don’t remember)
  • Other injuries that probably left scars:
    • it’s possible both Percy and Sally have scars from Gabe
    • Percy’s encounter with the pit scorpion at the end of tlt, on his palm
    • the ship exploding in som probably gave Tyson quite a few scars
    • the poisoned blade Annabeth took for Percy in tlo, on her upper arm
    • anyone in the battle of manhattan probably got a few scars from it
    • Gwen getting stabbed through the chest with a pilum during the war games in son, probably on her upper chest with a matching scar slightly lower on her back
    • Hazel’s death, though oil killed her she did die in a cave in and even though she got a new body her scars may have carried over
    • Nico’s trek through tartarus
    • when Cupid shot Nico in the shoulder with one of his arrows
    • Percy and Annabeth’s trek through tartarus
    • Percy and Annabeth’s encounter with the Arai (the curses of their enemies)
    • when Jason got stabbed from behind at the beginning of boo, on his abdomen both front and back
    • the gash on the side of Annabeth’s neck at the end of boo
    • Leo’s faked death at the end of boo
  • Jason has a gap in his hair from a bullet as of hoh
  • Frank is chubby up until hoh when Mars (unfortunately) decides to “fix” him by making him taller and more muscular
  • for at least the first four books Annabeth is taller than Percy
  • Percy has a tooth gap
  • Piper braids feathers from spoils of war into her hair
  • Hazel is African American
  • Piper is Native American
  • Leo is Latino
  • Reyna and Hylla are Latina (from Puerto Rico)
  • Frank is Chinese Canadian
  • Drew and Ethan are Japanese (assumed from their last names)
  • Nico’s skin colour is never stated, only that he has an olive undertone and that from botl onward he gets steadily more sickly pale (though as of the end of boo it looks like he’s beginning to lead a healthier lifestyle)
  • Percy’s camp necklace has six beads as of the end of boo
  • Annabeth’s has at least ten beads and her father’s college ring
  • Clarisse, Will, the Stolls, and other campers who are assumed to have been there before Percy probably have a similar amount
  • Jason, Piper, and Leo’s necklaces all have one bead
  • Nico’s necklace has anywhere from one to three beads on it, depending on whether or not they gave him ones for his aid in the battle of the labyrinth (probably not) and the battle of manhattan (more likely since he stayed for a while after)
  • both Nico and Reyna have rings that they twist when they’re anxious/thinking, Nico’s is the shape of a skull and Reyna’s has the symbol of Bellona and is most likely a seal ring
  • Frank’s bow and quiver can turn into a backpack
  • Frank spends the majority of their journey in pants that are too small for him because Leo’s an asshole (he loses his extra pants to Leo’s bullying in moa and they go clothes shopping for him in boo)
  • added onto that, Frank spends a while after his transformation in hoh in clothes that don’t fit until they get him new ones in boo
  • Leo has pointy elfish ears
  • both Percy and Leo are described as having lopsided, troublemaker grins
  • Nico is described as having dark bags under his eyes and looking sickly, and post moa is described as extremely malnourished (though this seems to be slowly getting better by the end of boo)
  • the longer the books go on the tanner Jason gets and the lighter his hair gets
  • Jason grew up on the coast of CA and probably can’t handle weather or anything under 68° F without many layers
  • Reyna’s cape is purple and glimmers gold in the light as of Athena’s blessing near the end of boo
  • Percy’s eyes are sea green
  • Hazel’s eyes are gold
  • Piper’s eyes change colour
  • Annabeth’s eyes are stormy gray
  • Jason and Thalia’s eyes are electric blue
  • don’t let the official art constrain your character designs

This is all I can think of right now, if I missed anything or got anything wrong feel free to add to the list/correct me, I’m a little shaky on what happened in what book…