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TalesFromRetail: I did not steal, I ate some nachos.

When I was working in <insert thrift store here> someone had donated – no lying here – 75 brand new - $300 price tag still attached football jerseys to us.

I have no clue why or how, but I was lucky enough to find them and tag them. I put the price at $75 each, and all 75 went on a rack close to the registers. Now by the registers, we have very high-def cameras, mostly to watch the employees to make sure they weren’t mishandling money, but other times to stop shop lifters.

We had one camera facing the front of the store, which is where this story begins.

We had 75 jerseys hanging on the front rack right by the camera in front of the store. In walks thin lady. Thin lady notices the rack, takes about ~10 off the rack, goes into the dressing room, stuffs her shirt with all 10, and walks out.

She came back the next day and did the same thing. By this time, we noticed the missing jerseys and checked the cameras to where we saw her walk into the dressing room, come out looking 9 months pregnant, and leave the store.

At this point we printed out her pictures and placed them at all 3 registers and at the door in front of the store.

In walks the lady again a few days later. The jerseys were now moved to the glass showcase where only employees could get into.

As she was looking, she had looked up and noticed her picture was posted on all 3 registers. She had asked why her picture was there, to which our head manager was called.

Head manager explained that she was caught shop lifting those jerseys, and if she did not get out that she’d call the police. The lady was stunned, and asked to see a close up of the picture. My manager obliged, and shows her how she walked in very thin, and walked out looking pregnant.

Her response?

She said that she took some nachos into the dressing room while she was trying on the jerseys and it must have made her bloated.

The lady had nothing more with her than her wallet.

In all honestly, I laughed when I heard this story.

By: Alexistexas33

@lances-legs mentioned something about needing a Klance selfie? But it seems it didn’t go so well.

12x12 Coda fic

Not beta-read and ridiculously late. 

This fic would probably have never seen the light of day without @thevioletcaptain​. It’s still not perfect, but it is the best I can make it for now :)

Title: Unending

Rating: G


I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…

In life after life, in age after age, forever.

My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,

That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,

In life after life, in age after age, forever.

(Tagore, Unending Love)

“I don’t think you should be driving, Cas.” Sam’s voice is gentle as he opens the door, gesturing for Castiel to sit.

Castiel hesitates, but nods in agreement, fumbling for the keys of his truck. There’s a clanging noise from behind them as Dean tosses the pieces of Michael’s lance into the boot before slamming it shut.

“I’ll drive it back,” Dean says stiffly, snatching them from Castiel’s hands. He hands the Impala’s keys to Sam, striding toward the truck without so much as a backward glance.

Sam lets out an irritated huff, chivying Castiel into the car before heading towards Mary. The Impala is cold, and Castiel shivers a little as he slumps in his seat, his forehead resting on the glass. The numbness is creeping as he watches Dean disappear in a cloud of dust - the enormity of what had just happened, of what he had just said out loud slowly hitting him.

No wonder Dean couldn’t wait to leave.

He watches Sam hug Mary briefly before she heads toward her own car. She waves at Castiel and Sam as she’s pulling away, her smile strained.

“You okay Cas?” Sam asks him, as he turns the key in the ignition. He sounds distracted, the corners of his mouth turned down as he waves back at his mother.  

Castiel closes his eyes.

“I’m fine.”

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So, on April 4th our beloved show turns 4 Years Old…

And as ever a little celebration is due because it’s definitely that kind of party!

I think it’s important to make things as inclusive as possible so two different events!

First, A Competition! #BakeACake4Hannibal

Proposed by the lovely @the-winnowing-wind, it’s very simple, over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of April, prepare and photograph a cake Hannibal would be proud of, post a photo to twitter or tumblr with the hashtag and make sure we can contact you!

To the prize! The winner will receive a Cards Against Hannibal set, designed by myself and not available to buy. You’ll receive the main set plus the Season 3 Expansion Pack. (Word to the wise, this game is for horrible adult fannibals. It has bad words. So if you’re under 18 please double check with guardians and if you win and don’t want the deck, I’m sure we can think of something else from my store.)

If you have any questions about the competition or prize, please ask!

Second, lets get posting! #Happy4thBirthdayHannibal

I think it’s important to spread the word of Hannibal as much as celebrating ourselves, so along with the usual posts we get everyday I think it’s fab to give the tags a boost with brand new content!

So what I’ve done previously is asked people to sign up to create a gif set or art for an episode or character, this year I’m opening it up to ANYTHING, whether it’s new meta, new fic, gifs, edits, art, expressive dance. If you have something to say about an episode, LET IT BE KNOWN! (We’ll begin with episodes and then if enough people sign up we’ll move onto characters, maybe double up, I’ll let you know.)

Message me with which episode you’d be up for creating new content for, the episodes will be first come first serve, so feel free to send me a couple if you’d like. And then on April 4th you just need to post your brand new content with the tag #Hannibal and #Happy4thBirthdayHannibal.

I’m gunna nab one of my favourite episodes, Primavera, to get us started!

If you have any Q’s about any of these projects, feel free to message me anytime, I’ll get back to you ASAP.

I hope you like the ideas and want to get involved! Good Luck! And here’s to another wonderful year!

arovlturi  asked:

Okay I just HAVE to ask: Do you have any Volturi OCs? Perhaps a minor guard member, or someone with relations to the Volturi coven? I'm so intrigued by people's Volturi OC's, I would love to hear if you had any, or even a fleeting concept of one. :3

This took an age to answer, and I apologize for the delay! Before I begin, here’s a link to my headcanons re: the coven’s personal guards and Marcus’ guard specifically.

  • The Volturi have a guard who makes all of their forged paperwork. (Somebody else does all the requisite hacking to give those identities paper-trails). 

    Anyway, this guard was a 16th-century Italian woman. She desperately wanted to be an artist, but being female, she had no opportunity to apprentice at any workshops and build her career from there. So, she followed the time-honoured tradition of dressing up as a boy, perfecting her craft, and eventually catching the eye of the shadowy aristocracy. (In this case, it was Sulpicia). Given this young woman’s fear of being caught, she readily consented when she was offered immortality and a job. In the past, she mostly worked in portraiture and with counterfeit seals/letters. These days, she’s upgraded her game and she’s busy and sneaky and happy. 

  • These days, the closest thing Aro has to a clairvoyant is a guard originally from the Ural Mountains. When he arrives at a particular location, he can sense what happened there recently. He’s limited by geography and time; his radius of perception is no more than a kilometre and a month, respectively. Still, it’s a pretty cool ability. 

    (This guard has a contract position. His reason? Really, really hating the Italian climate. Sunlight and rolling hills just don’t do it for him, so Aro relented, got him a really good satellite phone, and allows him to hang out in eastern Russia.)

  • Finally, I’m fascinated with guards who are or become threats to the Volturi. I like to think that, sometime in the 13th century, Aro found a young woman with a Bella-like shielding ability. Of course he decided to keep her. In time, it became clear that her gift was broader than Bella’s; she could at least partially block physical and mental gifts. As a result, there was no good way to monitor or influence her loyalty. 

    Unbeknownst to the Volturi, this guard was originally from a coven wiped out during their persecution of the Immortal Children, and she wanted vengeance. Little by little, and under the cover of her gift, she plotted a rebellion. By the time she’d spread her shield too thin and Aro caught a glimpse of it another guard’s mind, somewhere between 25-33% of the Volturi’s followers were compromised. The purge that resulted was probably the darkest, most violent moment within the Volturi’s internal structure. 


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The point is to continue to spread the Strange Magic love throughout the Tumblr land. I will pick my top 5 favorites and share them on my page.

There will be 3 prize winners!

1st Prize: The official Strange Magic Crew picnic blanket we all got at the wrap party. The one in the photo is my personal one and has been used (and dirtied lol) but I have a BRAND NEW one with tags on it for the lucky winner! It’s a super cute foldable blanket with a shoulder strap that has fleece on one side and a protective tarp on the other so you can use it at the beach, park, wet ground etc. (basically it’s awesome and I keep it in my car and use it all the time) :)

2nd Place: Lucasfilm official tote bag. (Will post pic later) The bag was given to us the same night as the blanket. It does not say Strange Magic on it, but it’s a beautiful totebag with Lucasfilm embroidered on it that came directly from Skywalker Ranch.

3rd Place: Strange Magic DVD <OR> Soundtrack - YOUR CHOICE! (I can sign it for you if you’d like)

Contest begins now and will close next Sunday at 11:59 PST - 4/30/17

Have fun!!!