certain blacks

Healthy reminder to not be a complete cunt nugget while you’re out shopping for Black Friday.

Certain things not being on sale (including the thing you want) is not their fault. At certain stores, newer items are not affected by Black Friday Clearance. I have personally checked this myself as I wanted a Nintendo Switch and a new phone.

Coupons have expiration dates and terms/conditions for use. Check yours before you get to the register. Some require you to purchase two things for the price to come off. Some require certain items of a brand. Some require a certain amount of money to be spent. Don’t bring your booklet of collected coupons and expect to always be right while the cashier wastes time picking out every single one that does not apply.

Some stores limit the amount a person can purchase at a time. Others require identification to make certain purchases. These are called Store Policies and to keep their job the cashier AND management is required to follow these policies. There is no “breaking the policy for customer service” unless in extreme or rare cases such as a person who is only shopping there once ever. Have your ID ready and don’t scoff when the cashier asks for it. Don’t bulk up on shit then get pissed when you can’t buy all 45 boxes of poptarts. Just don’t.

Your bank credit card will decline if you make multiple large purchases at any store location no matter what the store you shop at. Especially if it’s multiple purchases in a row. This is not the cashier’s fault. This is not the machine’s fault. It’s your fault. In case you didn’t know, Credit and Debit cards are tracked by the banks they come from. If your card is detected to have made multiple large purchases within the past 24-48 hours, certain banks will put an automatic stop on your card to prevent fraud. For debit cards, it happens more often the LESS you have in your checking account. Chase Bank (my bank) is well known for this. And it’s annoying but it’s there to protect you. If you get stopped, just step to the side and call your bank. If you have emails and texts set up like I do, you will get a message asking to to verify all attempted and successful purchases. Simply verify, wait like five to ten minutes then try again.

Also just because you’re having a shit day doesn’t mean you have to take it out on the employees. They are literally not allowed to retaliate against you. Not even verbally. So I’d like you all to consider exactly how many employees have stared at you and weighed your public execution against their own job because you were being a complete dip shit.

Sincerely, a very tired manager who is very close to murdering someone on the sales floor.

anonymous asked:

Hey Minato! What do you think of your son's friends? Especially a certain bespectacled, black haired boy???? He is a bit of a... Wild card.

Minato: Yuuki seems to really admire him. That bespectacled kid. Akira Kusuru right?

Just like Slughorn, Albus Dumbledore collects people. Only, instead of focusing on those with influence, he looks to the outcasts.

The expelled half-giant.
The young werewolf.
The repentant Death Eater.

He protects them and gives them a second chance. All he asks in return is their loyalty.

And, if on occasion he requests that they undertake a certain task, invoking their debt of gratitude - well, that is no more than he is owed.

He once thought to add a certain disowned Black to his collection, but quickly realised his mistake.

Sirius is not an outcast, but a rebel. He knowingly chose his path, and chooses what price he is willing to pay for it. He refuses to be used.

So Albus Dumbledore abandons him.

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Young justice version! Spoiler: Bart’s in Jamie’s room

  • Gryffindor: *storming in, skidding over the floor on their knees, doing five flick flacks, tossing confetti everywhere* OI M8 LET'S PARTAYYYYY
  • Slytherin: ...
  • Gryffindor:
  • Gryffindor: *impressed* HOW ON EARTH did you say that out LOUD
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“I’m Zimbabwean American. For me, I grew up knowing the special power of the African. And their powerful expression of self, and how that is not backward. It’s just different from what mainstream shows us. So to see it on this sort of scale, to me, it’s just so ready and so overdue to me. Because that, to me, is what the African is - we’re very underestimated and we’re also underrepresented.”

[Danai Gurira on “How Black Panther is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen”]

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What’s been going on in this house isn’t just some affair. No. No, it isn’t.

Alright, so a couple weeks ago I made this post about how Lance could become the Black paladin. So why don’t we get into some more sad stuff for what could happen after he was accepted by Black. 

Well what if the whole crew is shocked that the black lion would choose him, but eventually they run with it. Can you really fight with the giant sentient lion machine that has the power to choose who can pilot it? 

No, no you can’t. But here’s the thing, just because Black chose him doesn’t necessarily mean the others are automatically going to change how they treat Lance.

So imagine that they’ve finally caught up with another Robeast, Galran fleet now directed by Lotor, or a planet that needs saving from an active threat, and the whole group collectively has decided to pull together as Voltron. 

Lance has been thinking up strategies and after they’ve tried a few tactics from previous battles and failed, he notices a way that could work to defeat it. And as the new leader the others would have to listen to him for commands, right? 

So Lance is glad he can actually contribute to the team now, but he thinks it’s bittersweet that he finally has a chance to relay his ideas and it’s only because Shiro isn’t here to shoot him down.

So he tries to tell them his new plan.

However, the others are too busy referring to Pidge asking her what to do. Because while Shiro was with them, as he was shooting down Lance, he always used Pidge for ideas and listened to her input. The rest of the crew have just automatically continued this trend. 

He is tuned out, shushed or just not allowed to get a word in as Pidge is coming up with and relaying her idea. One that Lance knows would be much more dangerous even if it does work. Honestly Pidge, Keith and Allura are all pretty impulsive plan-wise, so the chances that a plan between the 3 of them being risky, with only Hunk being given the role as voice of reason, would probably be pretty high.

Lance isn’t given the chance to tell them why this plan was too Hazardous, or about his better plan because the rest of the paladins have already agreed and started to move, yelling as one to get into the action.

And what can a head do if it’s limbs have taken over?

In the end Pidge’s idea works, but everyone has taken a beating, just as Lance knew would happen. They all sound off that they’re conscious but that’s not much to reassure the new black paladin that they’re okay.

Once they get to the castle he takes stock of the cuts, bruises, and (unfortunately in Hunk’s case) broken bones and the sight causes such guilt in him. He had the ideas that could have helped his team, his new responsibility, to stay safe, but he’d failed as a leader. 

At least he is allowed to do the other half of his job. After they make a wormhole jump away from the scene he ushers those who needed a med pod, medical aid and medicine in the right directions, and treats them all before sending them off to heal up. 

Eventually all that’s left is attending to himself.

When left alone he’s given time to think about what happened out in the field and he just breaks down. He realizes that it doesn’t matter that he was picked as a leader by Black, he’s still seen as the guy who doesn’t have anything to add to Voltron and he’s just filling another role, like there doesn’t need to be a leader. 

And by the time he’s taken care of himself Lance is just crushed and left just as insecure as he was before, because if no one else could see him as a leader, then why would he?

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100 days of laurel lance: day fifteen

On my world, you’ve been dead for 10 years now. I moved to Central City for a fresh start. That’s where this happened, and from then, it was just one bad choice after another, and I guess once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out. (insp.)

anonymous asked:

I love the purple gradient on the line art thing you do! Is it something you add after you finish the drawing?

Yep, I add it after the sketch is 100% done otherwise:

Original ^

Drawing over the sketch with a darkish purple (note: this color must be lighter than the original color used for lineart) w/ mode set to lighten ^

Same step, again, with a lighter purple-red.

Then redraw (w/ normal mode on) certain areas in black to make em pop.

Ffs Dishonored Fandom

So you don’t want to kill the Outsider. That’s great. Nobody does.

But shitting on Billie Lurk as a character is fucking gross and uncalled for.

The Outsider is an awesome character but I am so fucking keenly aware of the number of you who mainly like him for all the shallow “attractive white male character” reasons and don’t understand him OR the narrative.

Billie is a *great* character, and if that’s lost on you because she’s not pretty, male, or white enough, please shut the fuck up forever

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That moment you remember certain ideas about Black Hat and this takes on a whole new meaning

Porcelain and Window Panes

Prompt: Dan sees a a beautiful man doodling on a foggy window in a cafe and can’t get him out of his head. He comes everyday at the same time to see the beautiful stranger.
Word Count: 3671
Warnings: Cussing, light angst
A/N: Thank you to @philestergifs for this amazing prompt! It took so long to write this for some reason (I’ve been writing it since October???) and I’m so happy I could finally get it out! Special thanks to @theinsanityplays as well for giving me some feedback for this fic ^-^ I also didn’t have a beta so sorry for any errors but I hope everyone likes it!
Read it on AO3!

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To say Dan was having a terrible day was an understatement.

He woke up late, having forgotten to set an alarm for work, so he had to rush through his morning routine. This meant he wasn’t able to take an hour long shower like he was used to and he couldn’t straighten his hair. Thanks to genetics, his hair dried in curly ringlets that stuck out in every direction.

He also had to skip breakfast, which is bad in itself, but he soon found out that his coffee machine had stopped working as well. Dan with curly hair and no morning caffeine? Not a good idea.

So he went for the best option of going to the nearest coffee shop and ordering a french vanilla latte to go.

The wait was nearly impossible to sit through, especially with Dan’s habit of being too impatient for his own good. He was bouncing on the balls of his feet, practically quivering in his shoes at each name that was called. His eyes were frantic while he tried to distract himself from the inevitable doom that was this horrible morning.

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