general-knowledge

Tldr; couple scams us for $4, using a price tag from 2013

I’m so pissed off that this even happened. I was working self check and this couple says some dish detergent was the wrong price. It just escalates so quickly and unreasonably and they were just awful about it. They knew all our terminology, which was SUPER suspect. Like terms that aren’t exactly general knowledge unless you’ve worked here, which I assume they hadn’t considering the attitude. Basically they got cross with me and after a price check proved them wrong, went and miraculously found a price sticker that fit their narrative. Problem is, it was from 2013, but I had to honor it because the Bullseye won’t let me decline it. So they stole from us, and they absolutely knew it. And I knew it, and my manager knew it, and we couldn’t get AP up in time to stop it. And I’m honestly still angry about it. Ugh. The worst part is that they knew exactly the terms we couldn’t argue with. Like referring to themselves as “guests” and talking about encaps and DPCIs instead of using terms the general consumer would know. Hopefully AP puts them on a list, they were so manipulative I almost cried.

Fall In Love

Description: Prior to revealing your feelings to Rafael, he panics. Even though he feels the same.

••••••••••••••

You were just a perfect fit. There wasn’t much conflict between you two other than the occasional verbal abuse and a fib told to get out of trouble. You both had completely different occupations which could cause schedule issues, but nothing that couldn’t be solved.

The first three months of dating were so easy. Getting to know the other made you both so joyful. You contributed to each other’s lives equally with the same amount of love.

When he came home exhausted and drained from being in court all day, you were happy to listen to the horror of losing or the victory of winning. You had learned a lot about the law from him. It was all general knowledge to you now.

You would constantly come home tired from dressing actors/actresses in the finest designs. You were a personal stylist for actors and actresses who lived in New York City or when they were simply filming a movie. Working in this industry meant you were supplied with all the good designer clothes. He liked to hear about all the drama and the pushy directors.

Your jobs were very different…but that made it enjoyable. It was a breath of fresh air for the other.

It had been a normal day for the both of you. It was a non-busy week for you. You had spent the week sketching your own designs rather than picking them out.

You had spent the day at your office on probably the slowest Tuesday off your entire career. There wasn’t really anything going on and even your trainee was getting bored. She was sitting in the chair across from your desk. She was a young college student wanting to go into the fashion industry.

She had explained to you how as a kid she always loved picking out and piecing together full outfits for her friends. She had an amazing talent for it and you enjoyed training her. She was truthfully one of your best friends. She was 19 and had a heart of gold.

“So, (y/n), any special plans with Barba tonight?” She asked flipping through your sketches.

“Not particularly. Probably just going to stay in for the night. I’m guessing you’re staying in to watch Drag Race tonight?” You asked with a soft giggle.

She gasped and “oohed” at a sketch of a pair of maroon stilettos.

“Of course! What else? You should watch the next season with me!” She said still gawking at the shoes.

“Julie, as much as I would love to watch drag queens with you, I would much rather stay home.” You admitted.

Julie tossed her cherry-red hair over her shoulder. Julie was always experimenting with hair colors. The red was complimenting to her personality and it matched her dark brown eyebrows better than other colors.

Julie was always so eccentric and interested in things. She was constantly telling high-school stories and dreamed of having the same success that you had.

Julie was your sister in a way. Sure, you were a bit older but you enjoyed the same things. Julie was like most college students. She had a fake I.D. but you would never let her drink under your supervision. But that didn’t stop her from trying;

“What do you say you, Barba, and me go get a drink tonight? My treat.” She said raising an eyebrow.

You shot her a glance of annoyance. She was so cunningly intelligent and could be very persuasive to get what she wanted.

“You as an underage drinker, would take an ADA–who can put you away for life–to a bar and let him witness you drinking? No, I don’t think so.”

A growl bubbled up from the back of Julie’s throat;

“Don’t be such a buzzkill. Please?” She pleaded.

“No. I’m supposed to train you. Not get you arrested. You’ll still be under my wing in two years. I’ll take you for your first drink.” You promised with a smile.

Julie still looked disappointed but she nodded. The talk of a drink actually sounded appealing.

“Jules, I’m going to Rafael’s office. Can you give Carmen a call and let her know I’m coming? You can take the day afterwards.” You said adjusting the bottom of your royal-blue skirt.

Julie was comfortable around you to admit she didn’t want to do something. But she told you by flattering you.

“Ooh, is that a new skirt? What is that? Fendi?” She asked in attempt to get out of doing what you asked.

You smiled and laughed;

“Nice try, Jules. Call Carmen for me, please.” 

Julie snorted to herself and stood from her chair to ring Carmen. As you opened the door, you added;

“By the way, it’s Armani not Fendi.”

Julie chuckled softly as you exited the building. The New York streets were busy as always. The normal hustle of cars honking, people rushing, and store lights illuminating the avenues. Your black stilettos clicked as you walked towards your ADA lover’s office. 

As usual, you were greeted by Carmen who let you into Rafael’s office. He was sitting at his desk and you could have sworn that he actually looked bored. You smiled happily at the sight of him;

“Hi.” You said approaching the edge of his desk. 

He turned to face you and returned a smile;

“Hey, cariño.” He replied with a lustful gaze as you perched yourself on his desk.

Your beautiful, soft curls were resting on your shoulders loosely. You and Rafael looked at each other for a silent thirty seconds. That was the kind of thing that made your relationship work so well. You were sitting in silence, yet you felt like you knew what he was thinking. 

“I swear to you, I think the stars aligned. It’s already Tuesday…how the hell haven’t I had a case yet?” He questioned. 

You tugged your skirt down for the millionth time. That’s what you got for picking out an adorable skirt while intoxicated. You were bound to get the wrong size. You raised an eyebrow;

“Is that a bad thing?” 

“No…well, yes…I don’t know. It’s just weird.” He admitted. 

You shrugged and slipped your beige Burberry jacket off of your shoulders to reveal the black strapless top underneath. His hand traveled to your thigh were it rubbed gently. 

“I wouldn’t worry, Raf. I’ve had a slow week myself. I had one call for a movie being filmed at the end of next month. Not even anything coming up soon. That’s how you know if you’re attached to your work when you worry when you don’t have any work.” You said stealing a sip of Rafael’s coffee that was placed on your left. 

He sighed and pushed his files to the side with his other hand;

“Well, let’s not stick around here then. Let’s go get a drink. It’s getting late anyway.” He said getting up from his desk. 

You glanced at your watch and realized it was almost nine o’clock. 

So after a few drinks, you became a little buzzed. Not necessarily intoxicated, just enough to the point where your words were slurred.

He himself couldn’t help but laugh. Your drunken state was enough to make him happy for the rest of the night. For whatever reason, he began telling you about court things that you already knew. You just agreed with everything he said. Not really comprehending his words.

Once he realized your negligence to listen, he smiled even harder;

“Nine months together and I get happier every day.” He mumbled to himself.

Rafael led you into your shared apartment. You took, more liked tossed, your heels at the door. You were getting sleepier by the minute.

Your feet mindlessly carried you to your bedroom where you stripped your top off and your skirt. Rafael straggled in soon after, watching you struggled to pull your t-shirt down over your head.

Once you popped your head through, you burst into a fit of giggles at his amused face. The four glasses of wine was feeling really good right about now.

You approached him merrily and wrapped your arms around his neck. His hands stuck to your hips instantly. Your full, pink lips attached to his slowly. He eagerly kissed you back with equal excitement.

Rafael had this weird thing that you couldn’t quite figure out where he refused to make love to you if you were even slightly drunk.

You always figured it was because sometimes perps would rape a intoxicated woman because she wasn’t completely sure of what was going on. You just supposed it made him feel wrong.

“Hey, cariño, I know you’re sleepy. But I also know that wine sure won’t put you to bed. Why don’t we go downstairs and talk for awhile?” He said pushing a strand of hair behind your ear.

That meant he wasn’t remotely tired and wanted to wear himself out. And he wasn’t lying. Wine did not put you to sleep.

After taking a slight tumble down the stairs, you were sitting on the couch talking with Rafael.

“How’s Julie’s training going?” He asked curiously.

You shrugged;

“It’s going well. She’s a natural…when I can get her to focus. She has the attention span of a squirrel. I got a call about a movie with Tom Cruise being filmed in the fall. I agreed and I might let Jules come with me.”

Rafael hid a smirk behind his hand;

“What?” You asked.

“It’s just interesting that you accepted a job that early. Normally you tell them to call back a month before they begin filming. It’s February and you accepted a fall job.” He said hiding a laugh with a cough.

“What’s your point, Raf?” You questioned.

“I also realized that it’s a Tom Cruise movie.” He said trying his hardest not to laugh.

Your eyes widened and your jaw dropped at his accusation;

“Excuse me, Mr. Barba. Are you accusing me of having a crush on Tom Cruise?” You asked appalled.

Rafael finally burst into giggles;

“Look, I don’t blame you! Tom is a handsome fellow. Loaded with money. He’s s charming guy.” He said through laughter.

“You’re insane. He’s been married like ten times!” You screeched.

Rafael let out one more deep chuckle before he pulled you to his chest. Now, you would’ve thought that such a perfect pair would have said ‘I love you’ pretty early on. Nope. Nine months and the words had yet to be said.

You were so caught up in his scotch and coffee scent that they slipped right from you.

“I love you, Rafael.” You said softly.

The next couple of seconds were silent and still. You meant the words. You did love Rafael with all your heart. But you didn’t want to rush anything at all. This was your worst nightmare.

Rafael stayed deadly silent. So silent that you thought he had fallen asleep. But when you had the courage to look at him, his emerald eyes were shining down at you.

Rafael slid out from underneath you. He stood up in the middle of the living room with your heart racing with anticipation. He looked like he wanted to cry, scream, and kiss you all at the same time. You weren’t even sure what he was feeling. He finally broke the silence;

“You…you w-what?” He asked shakily.

You feared to repeat yourself. You were afraid of his reaction. The fear of overwhelming and scaring him off. Your heart was thumping. You could hear it in your ears and the blood was rushing beyond fast. Your body temperature felt like it was going up with each second that went by.

“Rafael…I didn’t mean to scare you.” You said truthfully.

He just looked at you with his hands behind his neck like he wanted you to keep talking;

“But I mean it. I love you.”

He began to pace the hardwood floors. He swallowed sharply before speaking softly;

“No…no, cariño, listen to me. You can’t do that.” He said in a panicky tone.

Your rapidly beating heart seemed to stop. His words rang in your head over and over.

“Mi amor, you can’t fall in love with an ADA. You just can’t. What kind of future do you have with me?” He asked with his last sentence being a whisper.

You stood up quickly and spoke;

“What are you talking about? Rafael, I have just as bright of a future with you like I always imagined I would! You being an ADA? That doesn’t affect the way I love you.”

He looked relieved a little. Like he didn’t know that to begin with. What was wrong with him? He knew you cared about him and that you didn’t mind him being an ADA. Then the inevitable crossed your mind;

“Rafael, honey…if you don’t love me…just tell me. You know I get attached quicker than most people.” You said feeling your heart sting at the words.

His eyes widened a little more. His hands cupped your face;

“No…oh, cariño-”

You were suddenly angry. You snatched away from him;

“Well, what then? If it isn’t because you don’t love me back, what is it? Is my occupation not professional enough? Do I have to work with the law for you to love me?” You said feeling the threat of tears.

Rafael looked guilt-ridden. Why weren’t you “allowed” to love him? He tried to explain himself before trailing off;

“Baby, listen. I’m just afraid…”

You finished his sentence even though it wasn’t what he was trying to say;

“You’re afraid of what people will think if you try to love me? Because I’m not the typical partner of an ADA. Well, I don’t have to be around if it’s that humiliating.” You said heading for the door.

He tried to follow you to the heavy apartment door but you quickly put your heels back on and you left him standing there. Regretful of what he didn’t say.

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To be continued…

anonymous asked:

ok this is really awkward to ask and i know it's a stupid question but what is louden swain? the only thing i know is that rob and richard speight jr are involved and that's it

no no no it’s FINE i was BORN TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION

ok. ok. so this is louden swain:

it’s a band that was formed in the mid-90s by rob benedict and mike borja. within the band you’ll find:

  • ^ the youngest member and lead guitar player, billy! he’s self-taught, soft-spoken, and a super super funny dude. he also does visual design for their albums, and he’s composed a number of songs as well. you won’t catch him leaving his house without his calculator watch
  • ^ next up is drum player and Committed Cat Dad, stephen! he handles a lot of scheduling, logistics, and merch stuff. if you’re at a con, he’ll be the one you see speed-walking the most back and forth from the the vendor room to the greenroom. he’s a world traveler and pretty outspoken about politics. he is also 100% aware that he looks intimidating in-person. he’s fine with this.
  • ^ and, to top it all off, we have bass/keys player and infamous robot, mike!! this man is pure sunshine and smiles. there’s a theory that he was murdered years ago, and was replaced by an exact robot replica commissioned by the band. i believe this was all spawned because his phone sent random coordinates to a starbucks to the band one day. he has another job outside of the band, and no one knows what it is. the people at his job-away-from-band also have no idea what he does other than “they think he’s in a band” 

they travel across the country with the SPN con circuit and play throughout the entire weekend. they also stay on stage with J2 during their panel, so if you’re at a con and can’t really see j2 but you can see the band, i suggest watching stephen. i can almost guarantee you, at some point during the panel, he will find food. however, on-stage at cons they don’t speak other than mike making the occasional robot noise. they will also shake their heads “no” at generally any remarks rich makes. 

(rich, by the way, isn’t actually involved other than on stage he will occasionally sing and perform with them. he will also harass them. it just happens to be his best friend’s band!)

along with that, they also had music they’ve done featured in spn. they are played in bars in season 7 and season 11. 

robbie thompson had actually thrown the idea around to have the entire band playing in the bar where chuck reveals once and for all that he’s god. in the end i think this was just too complicated to do, but i love knowing that someone else was also including them in the fabric of the show.

and now that you know this,

you know why i created The Swaingels:

the band is so deeply involved in the show–to me, they’re like…the foreground of the background. if that makes sense.

i’ve been a big fan of their music for years, and they’re just so dang great it was impossible for me to resist not actually giving them their own parts to play ;u;

(i suggest following them on twitter! : Louden Swain, Billy, Stephen, Mike)

Introverted Intuition (NI) Problems

*Your brain is a web of context and patterns, and it’s too easy to get tangled. All it takes is one weird thought, and the next thing you know, you’ve been staring into space contemplating the inevitable heat death of the universe for the past 45 minutes

*Speaking of context, you can only view things in relation to other things, including yourself. Who are you when you’re removed from your hobbies and loved ones? Who knows!

*You’re really good at remembering general concepts, and can recall vaguely how to do just about anything. This would be super useful, except you can’t remember the details to save your fucking life, so good luck applying it in any remotely practical way.

*“Wow you’re really smart you know a lot about this thing” “Thanks I’ve never studied it a day in my life I literally pulled everything I just said out of my ass based on general knowledge about similar subjects”

*When left to your own devices, you generally retreat inside yourself and start using the information you’ve gathered to predict how events will unfold next. In other words, hello naughty children welcome to o v e r t h i n k i n g H E L L t i m e

*You see an interesting connection between two unrelated things. You point it out to your friends, and everybody laughs at how weird and unexpected it is. You laugh along with them, but you’re crying inside because it wasn’t supposed to be funny, you just thought it was neat.

*Somebody asks you to explain your reasoning. Half an hour later, you’re halfway through your train of thought, and all you’ve managed to do is confuse both the other person and yourself.

*Based on your Superior Web of Previous Experience, you are very confident you can predict The Thing with great accuracy. You fail to predict The Thing with great accuracy. Now you’re forced to re-arrange your entire Superior Web of Previous Experience, plus you also look lame in front of your friends.

LOTS of fun facts that you always wanted to know .......
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
  • The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods. Try it!
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself
  • Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.
  • Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.
  • The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  • A cockroach will live nine days without it’s head, before it starves to death.
  • The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Elephants are the only mamals that can’t jump.
  • Starfish don’t have brains.
  • Polar bears are left handed.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger that it’s brain.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  • Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating
  • Porcupines float in water.
  • Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  • Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into to shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  • Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/two communications)
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”.
  • Stewardesses’ is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
  • “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • If you spell out consecutive numbers, you have to go up to one thousand until you would find the letter “a”
  • Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men.
  • Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
  • The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  • The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the “American Pie.” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
  • If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth.Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach’s contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
  • If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.
  • Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building, it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in aircrashes.
  • Certain frogs can be frozen solid, then thawed, and survive.
  • Cat’s urine glows under a black light.
  • A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.
  • If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times,but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  • The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • Coca Cola was originally green.
  • 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
  • Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  • Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson”.
  • In “Casablanca”, Humphrey Bogart never said “Play it again, Sam”.
  • A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.
  • First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
  • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original film “Halloween” was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  • James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.
  • All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.
  • Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
  • During the chariot scene in ‘Ben Hur’ a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  • Every day more money is printed for monopoly than the US Treasury.
  • The city with the most Roll Royces per capita: Hong Kong
  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
  • Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
  • Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of 11: £4000
  • Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression “to get fired.”
  • The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, G.P.
  • The term “whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the “whole 9 yards.”
  • The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • The US Interstate road system was designed so that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
  • The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel that it burns.
  • A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.
  • The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear trousers.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine
  • You can tell from the statue of a mounted horseman how the rider died. If all four of the horse’s feet are on the ground, he died of natural causes. One foot raised means he died from wounds suffered in battle. Two legs raised means he died in action.

anonymous asked:

Hey, sorry to be really dumb, but I just had a question! For strength (like the value next to the sword icon? I assume that's strength?), how come the value changes when you go into battle? Like out of battle my Marluxia is mega weak and like 7200, but in battle it says the strength is 12000 (aroundabout) and he does more damage than shared medals which outside of battle said they had higher strength? I hope that makes sense :( Thanks :)

Great question!  This confused me for a long time.

The in-battle sword icon is your attack value, or what damage you’d do ignoring the defense of your enemy.  It’s actually a combination of your medal strength, your Chips on that medal, and the multiplier slot it’s in.  

For instance, my Terra is 7338 +1000, in a multiplier slot of x2.35 on Three Wishes. In battle his attack value is 19,594, which is just 8338 times 2.35.  It’s a handy measurement, so you know how much damage each medal is likely to do in-battle.

Friend medals are a little more complicated.  There’s no on-screen representation of a multiplier slot for a friend medal, which is why they are often thought of as less powerful.  But there is a multiplier for each Friend medal factored in based on keyblade level.  Roughly, a level 2 keyblade has about a x1.04 friend slot, while a level 20 keyblade has about a x1.30 friend slot.

My friend’s TVA+1000 is as follows on different keyblades:
MoG +5: 9050 ~ x1.13
SL +22: 11076 ~ x1.38
LL +25: 13198 ~ x1.64
DR +26: 13487 ~ x1.68

Special Attack Bonus and guilt are not factored into any of these, since it’s an optional multiplier in battle.

I hope this helps! (I actually learned a little bit on Friend medals while confirming this!)

<3 KCM

P.S. Anything above 7000 base strength is very very good.  Often base strength is what makes a medal better or worse than another.

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And we stand corrected. Our fellow Indian brother and sisters don’t actually know about us. How more tragic could it be? Maybe, they will wake up when the entire region is taken by China? Maybe then they will talk of unity in diversity and brotherhood?

And yes, Sikkim is a part of North East too. Together we are the 7 sisters and the little brother. :)

WAKE UP, INDIA!!! Wake up before it’s too late! Learn to accept your own people and don’t keep us aside just because we look different than the general population or because we share affinities with our further Asian cousins. We, the people of North East India are as much as Indians as our fellow countrymen. Don’t make us feel alienated in our OWN country.

We strive for peace, love and harmony!! <3

I guess this is a thing that white people just don’t understand but like, no amount of knowledge about the history, language, and culture of poc will ever grant an understanding of what it’s like to be a poc.

I don’t doubt that there are probably white people who speak better Japanese than I do, know more Japanese and Okinawan history than I do, have a better understanding of Okinawan culture than I do, and just in general have more factual knowledge about Japanese and Okinawan history and culture than I do. But none of that will ever give them an understanding of what it’s like to be Japanese, Okinawan, and Japanese/Okinawan. No amount of knowledge of the history of Japanese-Americans and Okinawan-Americans will give them an understanding of what it’s like to be Japanese-American or Okinawan-American.

Your factual knowledge base about the historical and socio-cultural aspects of poc will never, ever, ever give you “more authority” over actual poc about the experiences of poc. You will never know more than we do about our experiences, because you never have and never will experience what we do.

Friendly reminder to those who roleplay on Cherubplay, Tumblr, Facebook, or wherever else:

  • You are roleplaying with another living, breathing person. A person who may have obligations outside of their computer such as family, school/college, a job, relationships, or whatever else.
  • Most roleplayers whom have a job/college/whatever balance out times and section off a time when they come online to respond. They are not online 24/7. 
  • I can guarantee if someone has a report for a class due, exams to study for, or a review sheet that needs to be faxed mid-week to their boss or they could be fired: your roleplay is probably not the highest thing on their to-do list.
  • A lot of people may have sudden medical/family issues, meetings, or doctor’s appointments. Usually, I try to swing by and say hey, I won’t be on; I’ve gotta run a meeting all day on x date of x month. Heads up, ya know? But sometimes, I cannot.
  • Do not get pissy if I don’t respond for a day or so. Sometimes, I am just utterly drained and not wanting to roleplay. Or, I only respond to a select few that have been going the longest and I feel like they are more deserving of my time, as they have put up with me longer.
  • Nobody has to roleplay with you. If someone says they don’t want to keep it up because of your expectations, that’s their choice.
  • Sometimes, their responses may come when you are asleep or away yourself. That’s okay. Timezones are different, they may have a day/night job in their area. That is not something to get upset at the other player with.
  • Internet goes out sometimes due to bad weather conditions in an area. I’ve had it go out on me for a week, alongside no power. Fun times.
  • Don’t be a butt-bugel.
Dirty Thoughts

A/n : This is my first smut ever. Also I am Indian and we don’t actually get sex ed in general so all my knowledge comes from smut fics and porn( which i find scary af cause god that looks painful). 

Thanks to @the-resident-wallflower for encouraging me to do this <3

Also credits go to @reidbyers aka the queen of nsfw head cannons. Thanks for being kind enough to let me elaborate on this idea. 

Also @sassygeek77 who was a darling and edited it <3

Pairing : Luke Alvez x reader

POV: Third but it shifts occasionally

Word count : 1104 words of hotness and sin

WARNING :  Sexual themes and well sex.

Originally posted by sensualkisses

All he wanted to do was sleep. He was gonna take his shower, and sleep. Simple plan, right? It would have been if he hadn’t heard her voice. It was when he stepped out  of the shower. Wet and half naked, nothing but a towel wrapped around his waist.

It was only then could he hear her moaning : sweet soft and breathy. He could tell she was trying to be quiet. His face heated up and he backed into the bathroom, slamming the door shut and turning the sink on to let the water run. He rubbed his hand over his face and paced the floor.

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phoenixtcm  asked:

Do you think that, in a post-apocalyptic scenario, you could become a sort of human doctor using your vet knowledge?

A human is just another animal.

Sometimes I do have to treat species I’m not familiar with (there are so many different types of lizards). All I need is a guide to their anatomy, a guide to which medications can be used and at what doses, and I can usually find my way along from there. There are a few species-specific illnesses that exist, which would be a challenge if you’re not already aware of them, but the advantage of learning humans is that I am one, so already have a bunch of general knowledge about human-specific diseases and first aid.

I think most vets have considered how they would treat themselves in an emergency, even if it was just a passing daydream.

So if I could find the right text books (and I already know where to find at least one copy of each of them) I could make a decent attempt. I might not be as practiced as a human emergency doctor, but I can make a decent attempt.

Human doctors and associated medical professionals tend to have deeper knowledge in their field, and often specialise, whereas vets usually have a broader knowledge base. I can spend a day at work where I do wellness consults, diagnostic imaging, soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics, whereas in human medicine practitioners are not usually exposed to as much daily variety.

I mean, it’s a post apocalyptic wasteland. How fussy are you going to be?