forced retirement

Fears, love, Victuuri, and ep.12

This will be the longest and most complex meta I hammer out, but here it goes. I am going to discuss Yuuri’s insecurities and contradictory statements, and both him and Victor’s recurring fears and uncertain attitudes towards the future and how this is portrayed and resolved in ep. 12. 

Disclaimer: This meta is subjective. My interpretation is not the only interpretation.

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House Lannister Free

The State of House Lannister

Jaime, having previously been forced to retire as Lord Commander of the Kingsguard by King Tommen, and now commander of the Lannister army, returns to King’s Landing to discover that Cersei is now Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. During his absence, Cersei plotted with Qyburn to blow up the Great Sept of Baelor, killing the High Sparrow, the Faith Militant, Queen Margaery, Ser Loras Tyrell, Lord Mace Tyrell, and Kevan Lannister, the Hand of the King. King Tommen committed suicide in the wake of the destruction. Cersei’s coronation means that House Lannister is now the royal house of the Seven Kingdoms. Across the Narrow Sea, Tyrion Lannister is appointed Hand of the Queen by Daenerys Targaryen, and will follow Queen Daenerys in her attempt to take back the Seven Kingdoms. 

My mom’s new business

Hello all! I am bringing a little personal RL to my blog because I wanted to share this with y’all. As I think I mentioned on here (maybe?), during the six weeks of RL Hell (i.e. moving, motel living, plumbing nightmares in new house, finding out we should have died due to major gas leak in new house, etc.), my mother started having problems walking. She’s now on indefinite disability while in Physical Therapy, and we think she’s going to be forced into early retirement from her job because it’s a physical job that she’s no longer able to perform.

Over the past few weeks, we have thought about options and discussed possibilities for her to be able to subside early retirement until she can do social security and that stuff. She’s always loved baking & it’s something she’s able to do without risking her health, so I’ve helped her get licensed for a home-based baked goods business with the county, and we’ve been working out the details to get it going. The website is still under construction (because my brother is handling that) and my sister is going to do some social media promo for her, but the menu is set, and she’s now accepting orders. 

I’ve already had some coworkers ordering from her because she really is a great baker, and I thought I’d signal boost her business here because some of y’all might live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or have friends/family who do that you could share the info with because I’d really love if she could make this a success. Also, while she is only allowed to sell goods to people that she can deliver to or have pick up with face to face contact, I did a little research and found out that there’s nothing that holds her liable if her customers buy from her & choose to ship the products to family or friends elsewhere because she can’t control what other people do. 

SO, I wanted to make the offer to all of my friends/followers here that I would be happy to make some type of arrangement if you’d like to support her venture or have a craving for some delicious sweets. The flavors I’ve tried have been amazing, and there hasn’t been a single coworker who hasn’t enjoyed the samples she’s been sending to work, so I can vouch for the quality and taste! Below the cut is a menu and I’m going to share a link to the official menu for people in the Dallas-Fort Worth that you can use if you or someone you know live in the area! I appreciate you reading this far because I know it’s not fandom related. Keep your fingers crossed that this is a success, okay? She could really use something positive in the face of the health issues she’s endured the past few years!

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College Drop Out (Part Two)

Stiles x Reader


“Hey um (Y/N) right… your alarms going.” The friendly redhead hummed as you hurried into your shared room.

 

“Oh I’m sorry I have to go to this guy’s garage he’s looking over my car which is totally slowly dying on me and… sorry I’ll just…” You pointed and she smiled.

 

“It’s ok, Stiles is super friendly sometimes a little too friendly.” She grinned when you frowned.


“How’d you mean?” You were starting to feel more nervous than before as you shoved on some old clothes that could get dirty and she shrugged.

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 starring Keanu Reeves

“In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.”

  • Film premiered in Los Angeles on January 30, 2017 & was theatrically released in the United States on February 10, 2017
  • Rated R (strong violence throughout, some language & brief nudity)
  • 90% Tomatometer (7.3/10) -  93% Audience Score (4.5/5)
  • 3.5 stars out of 4 Roger Ebert
  • Filming Locations: principal photography becgan October 26, 2015 in New York City, NY, USA - Rome, Lazio, Italy - Montreal, Québec & Ontario, Canada

image: thunder road pictures / 87eleven productions / summit entertainment

PB&J

For anon who reqeusted:  Anonymous said to omgittybits: I’m having really bad cramps and I am suffering and if you want to can you please write something pb&j with trans bitty getting his period and his boys making sure he’s comfy and happy?

Set in my Greater Things universe- established pimbits with retired NHL Jack, NHL Kent, and Baker Bitty.  Part 1 isn’t necessary to read to understand this.  Important facts are- Jack went to Samwell to get his teaching degree after an injury forced him to retire from the NHL.  He and Kent have been together the entire time, Kent plays for the Falconers, Jack is demisexual.  Bitty still got checking practise help from Jack, and dated him whilst Jack was studying at Samwell.

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Kent gets the call just before he’s about to sit down for a quick post-practise interview.  He’s got his hand on the door, his press-face on, but because Bitty never calls during the day like this, he’s compelled to take it.

“Hey babes, you alright?  Aren’t you supposed to be working on that big cake thing?”

There’s a long pause before Bitty answers, which worries Kent.  “Um.  I’m at home.  I’m…It’s been years, Kenny.  Years, and I don’t know why it’s happening now.  I already called my doctor and the nurse said not to worry but made an appointment anyway but I don’t really know what to do and I’m freaking out and…”

“Babes,” Kent said in the voice he usually uses to keep Jack calm mid-panic attack, “you’re not making a lot of sense right now.  I want to help.  Tell me what you need me to do.”  In the brief silence before Bitty answers, Kent wonders how he manages to be calm in the face of a raging fear because something is apparently so wrong with his boyfriend he had to call a doctor and…

“I got my period.”

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Imagine James and Lily as an old couple

• James is absolutely horrified when his hair starts to turn gray.
• But than much to everyone’s annoyance he looks like a fricking anime character and his hair remains messy and full until the very end
• Lily makes this really horrible pranks like she doesn’t remember people or stories and practically kills James every time she does it
• James loves to tell anyone who will listen about their romance and how it started
• He goes into the most meaningless details and bores his grandchildren, shoppers, baristas, nursing stuff, doctors and even random people on the street
• but they all listen because he tells it with such an excitement and spark in his eyes
• they are both forced into retirement eventually because they won’t quit
• “ old?!?! What do you mean old?!?! Of course I can bloody go on a mission I just need a hand out of this chair”
• when they are finally retire they spend every possible moment with their grand children
• and are OF COURSE the best grand parents ever
• James spoils them waaay too much
• Lily just never says no to them
• they love to go to the park together with or without the kids
• they sit on a bench in the sun, Lily’s head on James’s shoulder as she reads him a story
• because he can’t see -let alone read- a bloody thing (but would never ever admit it)
• they also kiss a lot
• especially in public
• both of them are so proud to be “high school sweethearts” who are still very much in love
• James tells Lily everyday that she is only getting prettier with age
• Lily would brag about all of her family’s successes even the silliest things
• “oh how nice that your son is a healer BUT my grandson just burned down his house while discovering his magic!”
• Lily learns how to knit and loves it
• James loves watching her while she sits on the sofa with her little glasses at the edge of her little nose and just stair at her in awe
• she really did got only prettier with age
• they host a brunch almost every sunday
• and they invite EVERYONE over for every single holiday
• and James tells the same old lame dad jokes every year
• and Lily keeps on laughing even after over 70 holidays together
• Harry calls them every single day and still asks them for advice about everything
• Harry sings to his kids a lullaby that Lily used to sing to him
• which makes Lily so very happy because it’s a muggle lullaby that her father sang to her
• they have a competition to see which one can outlive the other one
• but inside both of them want to lose
• because after all these years they don’t even want to imagine life without the other

How My Mom Almost Got Me Suspended in 5th Grade

Okay story time, so today, I passed by my elementary school and I told my mom “Do you remember how you almost got me suspended because you so fucking dramatic” and she was playing it off and just laughed. 

So here is the story. 

So yo girl was into many shit in 5th grade, my ass was active as fuck. I was in Karate (forced to retire but thats another story), schools Broadcast, schools newspaper, and all that shit. So I lived in a ghetto neighborhood and we didn’t have all that fancy resources other elementary schools had. However, I was blessed with having 2 parents who came to this country working their assess off and they eventually ended up in the medical field. So they had some money and I had the nicest stationary, I was that bitch in school with nice ass erasers, pencils, twistable and other stuff. So my school was going to have its first ever student council, and my ass wanted secretary because my best friends were going to be President, the other was gonna be Vice President, and our clique wanted to be the student council. 😂 BUT OBVI we had people running against us so it was everyone for themselves. My opponent was this bitch name Jennifer Diaz. She hated me like she had beef with me. Anyways, I did my campaign and my mom bought cheap stationary and we put it in a bag and it had “Vote for *my name* for Student Council Secretary” and she had food. In my head I’m like please Jesus Christ let me win. 5 weeks later, I was the winner. She was hella salty and I mean hella salty. We were in the same class and everything it was awkward as fuck. 

So one day, school was over but I realized I forgot my pencil pouch. So my ass waddled back to my classroom and I saw Jennifer looking through my cubby and I’m like “What are you doing” and she just looked at me and smiled. Im like okay…. and she left the room and I went to my cubby and she fucked up my cubby bih. she fucked it up so bad!! SO my ass organized it again and I found my pencil pouch and went home and I told my mom about Jennifer but she didn’t pay much attention 

The next day I was told to stay after school and I saw my Broadcast teacher, my journalist teacher, the vice principle and everything and Jennifer ass was there crying. They called my mom and I was there with my backpack and shit waiting to see what happened. My mom came in worried and she sat down and the vice principle was saying Jennifer saw me stealing other peoples pencils and when she walked in on me stealing supposedly I cut her with the pencil sharpener blade. My ass was shook. Like is this bitch serious. She removed her long sleeve and showed the cut marks and my mom fucking flipped. She told the girl “Sweetie you did that to yourself don’t be that pathetic to pin it against someone else, I can refer you to places that can help you. Anyways Ms. Espineda did you even heard my daughters side in the story” and she said no because she believed Jennifer and my mom was pist because no one was hearing me out. My broadcast teacher and my journalist teacher was like we should hear the whole situation and then Jennifer bitch ass was like “always taking the stars student side” and I think my teacher had Vietnam flashbacks of her childhood or some shit because she told me “You are guilty you must be Jennifers servant for one week” and YOOO MY MOMMA GOT PIST. She was like “Are you a stupid fucking bitch this aint no slavery up in this shit y'all got me fucked up I didn’t move to this country got my citizenship, went to school to learn English and medical terminology, just for you to say that. I RATHER YOU SUSPEND HER ASS FOR SOMETHING SHE DIDNT DO”and everyone was shook. So no one moved and my mom got the printer paper from the ladies office and wrote “*my name* is suspended for a week for something she didn’t do because this school doesn’t like hearing two sides of a fucking story” and my mom got the paper and gave it to the principal. Shit was a scandal for a whole 2 hours lmao. Until they decided to check my cubby and backpacks and they didn’t find evidence. I was able to continue my activities and lord my mom kept pushing for suspension. 😂

This is one of those underdog stories that seem destined to get turned into an Academy Award-winning film (starring, say, Julia Roberts). Joyce Hatto had been a concert pianist for years, but was never able to rise above her largely mediocre reviews … until she was finally forced to retire after being diagnosed with cancer. Then, in the face of tragedy, Joyce Hatto blossomed into the outstanding classical musician she’d always wanted to be.

From then until her death in 2006, she hit the studio like Tupac, recording a daunting amount that resulted in over 100 CDs of piano music, showing a shocking range of style. The critics raved, lauding her incredible versatility. She was heralded as “the greatest living pianist that almost no one has ever heard of,” a title we suppose is immediately nullified by the word “heralded.”

A classical-music aficionado named Brian Ventura popped one of Hatto’s CDs into iTunes, which then obligingly informed him that he’d actually bought a CD of the relatively unknown Laszlo Simon. Stunned by what seemed to be the most random mix-up of all time, he sent a note to a music reviewer named Jed Distler. Distler and some colleagues did some digging and discovered that Joyce Hatto had played on virtually none of the CDs attributed to her.

Her “performances” were cobbled together from the work of at least 91 other pianists to create a Super-Skrull of musical talent. In fact, of Hatto’s hundred-plus CD catalog, only one has been confirmed as authentically hers. The rest are blatant, crudely manipulated forgeries created by Hatto and her husband. They even invented an orchestra to credit in the fraudulent recordings, led by a Holocaust-survivor conductor who never existed.

5 Ridiculous Lies That Fooled The Whole World

I want to write you a symphony,
but why try when you are already a well orchestrated choir.
Your heart rings out louder than the crack in the bell ever has.
Your laughter is the sweetest of sounds pianos can only dream of imitating and has forced the songbird into retirement.

I want to create you a masterpiece,
but why try when you are already the brush and the palette.
Your body - how it reminds the moon of her former glory - could never be captured in marble by Michaelangelo.
Your eyes are the clear blue that Picasso always longed for,
and now he turns enviously beneath the earth.

I want to show you that I will be here to chase away the clouds when they block the sunlight,
and I should have begun trying harder a long time ago.
You see,
you trust me enough to open your chest,
lay your heart in my hands and allow me to do anything.
You trust me to touch it,
to not break it.
And although I promise you I will not break it,
I have dropped it one too many times already.
And I know it should have been like this from the start,
but I will hold on tighter,
I will print a vinyl with your heartbeat on it,
and I will play it on repeat so when the pin jumps behind your ribs I’ll be there before the beat kicks in again.
I will hold your hand
and your heart,
you will be alright love,
you will be alright.

- s.o.c

The Office AU

5 Times Dean Smith called Castiel Novak into his office and 1 time he didn’t

1. Hiring

Dean Smith was nothing if not professional. His suits, top of the line, were always neatly pressed. His meals, healthy, were stacked neatly in a mini-fridge in his office. He regularly worked late, tirelessly skipped breaks and did whatever was necessary to keep the company’s numbers looking good. This machinelike devotion had earned him a management position in a matter of years and he fully intended to climb the corporate ladder at a similar pace. To match his increased responsibilities and pace, he’d been offered a personal assistant, screened and hired by his boss, Zachariah.

But the file he was looking at showed a man who seemed to be his exact opposite.

Castiel Novak had almost zero experience working in a corporate setting. Up until a few years ago, he’d been a firefighter, until one particularly bad fire cost him his healthy lungs and forced him to retire. He’d been unemployed since then, evidently ‘traveling’ and 'helping others,’ whatever those vague accomplishments were.

The only reason the man had been hired was because he was Zachariah’s second cousin. Typical. Probably meant the man was a total ass, if he was anything like Zachariah. Needless to say, Dean was not looking forwards to meeting him, much less actually utilizing him as a personal assistant. Perhaps if he assigned him enough work, he’d crack under pressure….

Dean’s scheming was cut short by a knock at his door. “Come in.”

The door opened. The man who walked in was tall, his dark hair shaggy, and he sported scruff that was several days past a five o'clock shadow. His eyes caught Dean off guard, a shining bright blue. When he finally managed to drag his eyes away, it was to notice that Novak’s shirt was untucked and he was barefoot, of all things.

Castiel caught him looking at his feet. “Is this gonna be a problem?”

His voice. Deep and more than a little gravely. Dean was so fucked.

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Here’s a fantastic looking trailer for Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, a documentary exploring the life of Disney animator Floyd Norman.

An intimate journey through the celebrated life and career of the ‘Forrest Gump’ of the animation industry: Disney legend Floyd Norman. Hired as the first African-American at Disney in 1956, Floyd worked on such classics as SLEEPING BEAUTY and 101 DALMATIANS before being handpicked by Walt Disney to join the story team on THE JUNGLE BOOK. After Walt Disney’s death in 1966, Norman left Disney to found Vignette Films, where he developed the original FAT ALBERT TV special and produced segments for SESAME STREET. He would later work at Hanna-Barbera on many classic cartoons, including SCOOBY DOO.  After Hanna-Barbera, Floyd’s talents took him to Pixar to work on TOY STORY 2 and MONSTERS INC. On Mr. Norman’s 65th birthday in 2000, Disney HR forced Floyd to retire. Refusing to leave his “home,” Floyd has “hijacked” a cubicle at Disney Publishing, unpaid, for the past 16 years, picking up freelance work when he can.  At 81 he continues to have an impact as both an artist and a mentor. Mr. Norman plans to “die at the drawing board.”

Ambition is such bullshit. Seriously, it’s just chasing vapor, like…
Whatever it is that you think that you need like that job or that gold star, blue ribbon,fancy desk, nice office, like it doesn’t… like once you get that, you’re gonna be confused because you’re not gonna be as happy as you thought you were going to be. Then you’re going to be sitting there being like, "why aren’t I happy? I have this… I got the desk.“ Because, man, there's another desk. Like there’s always going to be something more that your ambition is telling you that you need so it’s the next thing, and then when you get that, there’s another thing.
It’s an endless cycle. You’re forced into retirement. You’re kicking and screaming. The next thing you know, you’re in a big house, you’ve got four-and-a-half bathrooms, you don’t even have a ping-pong table and you’re dead.
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Alec (Two Night Stand, 2014) 

This was a line from the movie that I really liked, it’s not on tumblr, so I thought I would post it. 

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The mutts that kickstarted the soviet space dogs program: Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”), the first dogs launched on the R-1 rocket during the initial sub-orbital flights, reaching an altitude of 110 km and returning unharmed on 22 July 1951.

Sadly, Dezik died on her second flight alongside another dog named Lisa, forcing the retirement of Tsygan which was adopted by Soviet physicist Anatoli Blagonravov.

Kid Fics!

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End Where I Begun by ashavahishta (10k)

Louis takes the kids to visit Harry on tour. [+]

both your hands in the holes of my sweater by hilourry (15k)

After ten years together, Harry gets injured on the football field, forcing him to retire, and Louis and their kids are there to help him out.

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Vertical Magnetic Garden - By Urbio

If you don’t have enough room in your home to grow plants horizontally and are forced to retire your green thumb, why not go vertically with a lovely product called URBIO – Vertical Magnetic Garden?! URBIO magnetic garden is both a planter, and a storage facility, composed of eco-plastic pots and big neodymium magnets that can hold just about anything to the wall or any rigid surface for that matter.