Hooooomygod okay so I don’t even have the strength to make this coherent and articulate so bear with me. I work at this automotive place as a service writer, and on Sundays we’re open from 9-6
1. We have two mechanics in my shop. One of them is the laziest most childish piece of shit I’ve ever worked with. He’s a 22 year old boy like you literally come to work to get paid. You literally applied to work here so I’m confused as to why you don’t want to work??? See the thing about the mechanics is that they get paid a flat-rate for every completed hour of work they do. (Google flat-rate technician for a definition) so they complain when there aren’t customers who come in, and they complain when there ARE customers who come in. Like literally the only way they’ll make money is if there are customers who need work done. So this fucking Neanderthal comes in two hours late (around 11) and then says he’s going on lunch at 2:00!!!! Mind you there are about, and I shit you not, 20 customers who’s keys I have who need work done.
2. This one customer says he was going to sue me lmao y'all listen to this bs. He wanted to sue me because I told him I was booked for the rest of the day and had no more room/time to take in another customer. I was like???? Bruh you don’t even make sense. Then he wanted it in writing me saying I wasn’t going to accept his car for service. I typed it all up real pretty and handed it to him and he called me a liar and crumbled the paper up and threw it away. I was like okay??? I guess he thought because he was a delivery driver for a pizza place that I HAD to work on his car. No.
3. Oh my god THIS guy okay he comes in with a loose tire, and he’s like yeah my car is sitting on the side of the interstate I just need a new valve stem in the tire. I said to him okay that’s cool but I have about 15 people in front of you (I wasn’t exaggerating in the least like it’s a fucking weekend I’m busy) I can get to it when I can. So then we do the back and forth about how oh wow a new valve stem takes about five minutes why do I have to wait so long and me telling him there’s a line and I only have two mechanics so you’ll have to get in where you fit in etc etc … this one ended in screaming from him and it wasn’t a good day and I’m like okay it’s not my fault your car is on the fucking interstate you will wait just like everybody else
4. My assistant manager decided to leave at 12:00 to go to his nieces birthday party. He washed his hair in the shop sink, which … I worked the counter by myself basically all day anyway because he’s one of those managers who likes to disappear and not do work
4. I had about four people walk out of the store and say they didn’t wanna wait any longer, about two people who got free shit, four guys who screamed at me, and the one guy who said he’s gonna sue me
I honest to god could go on but I’ll spare y'all. Today was marvelous. I cannot wait for another job to come through because this place is in shambles. At any rate, I’m glad I’m well adjusted and know how to handle my shit mentally. I do have high blood pressure though lmao
Oh ya here’s that oops I mentioned in the tags of Lockersnaps’ art art <3
Somehow I slipped up and didn’t put this one in the bunch. It was drawn just after the first two in the set from the other night.
Also, I was going to do a little year recap thingy post-birthday and Blogversary combined but it’s been an eventful weekend and I’m beat haha! Thank you all for the birthday wishes and beautiful arts! <3
I’ll handle said post tomorrow when my thoughts are a bit more coherent!
Tbh like, I hate tumblr so much and I hate all the popular kids and the discourse but like, the lgbt/’queer’ organizations in the town I’m in still use the term “femme” as if it were a coherent class of oppressed folks and I keep pissing lgbt kinksters off when I say that kink is not a marginalized sexuality so tbh like I really can’t win anywhere can I?
Because I love this child and he needs more love, especially his relationship with Yuuri ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
While Phichit is an incredibly friendly lovable cinnamon roll, he won’t stand for anything threatening his best friend Yuuri, even if the threat happens to be someone Yuuri loves. Yuuri clearly adores the Victor he knows now (just as much as he idolized the distant figure in the past), but Phichit won’t forget how much Victor hurt Yuuri in the past, unintentional or not.
I headcanon that on top of being a skilled figure skater, Phichit is an academic genius who skipped grades and entered college in Detroit super early where he met Yuuri, which explains their long acquaintance despite the age difference. He is very, VERY protective of Yuuri. I’ll put up a more detailed headcanon post later (and if there’s interest, possibly prequel comic of pre-YOI anime Detroit college days).
okay so this post is wrong but what the heck it’s a Tumblr post, right, it’s mostly a joke, only it’s so perfectly echoing an idea I’ve seen elsewhere too, from actual paid critics and academic critiques, that Hugo “wasn’t writing for emotional teenagers”, that he’d be horrified by fandom, that he was too High and Erudite for the likes of screaming theater kids and emotional teenagers
Victor Hugo knew what fandom was. And he absolutely LOVED it.
being the Avatar basically gives you All-Speak, so Aang would sound a little antiquated but still perfectly understandable
as the chief’s kids, Katara and Sokka would have learned a few basic trade dialects/the one universal one, which pretty much everyone would be able to understand
Toph grew up in a high-profile family so she probably had formal language tutoring/lessons, likely in formal Earth Kingdom, common trade languages, and maybe even some Fire Nation for practicality
fighting in the Earth Rumbles would have taught her Earth Kingdom swears
Zuko would have learned High Court Fire Nation as a prince as well as formal Earth Kingdom, probably
post-exile, he would have learned the trade language as well as several regional dialects, but could get by with speaking low Fire Nation when traveling through Fire Nation-occupied parts of the Earth Kingdom
most of the Fire Nation soldiers are passably bilingual at this point, and between them and the townspeople they’ve probably evolved a whole new kind of language (in the same way that Yiddish evolved from German and Slavic influences along with Hebrew).
Suki and the Kyoshi Warriors would speak a really, really mutated form of archaic Earth Kingdom, since they sort of noped off of the mainland several hundred years back and have been doing the whole isolationism thing for an indeterminate period of time
the Northern and Southern Water Tribe probably shares some vague basal similarities, but differ as wildly as European French and Louisiana Creole
The southern tribe at this point probably has more similarity to the Earth Kingdom trade dialect in which they most frequently communicate than it does with the Northern tribe’s language. They’re still close enough to be mutually understandable, but different enough to essentially be two different languages.
While I understand that Yuri on Ice!!! is a sports anime first and foremost, I’d like to argue that it is way more than that. At this point in our lives, we’ve seen a fair amount of sports anime that just outright queerbaits you into thinking that just maybe this time it’s more than a bromance. Yes, I’m talking about Free! which gave us so many emotional scenes between high school boys that screamed more than friendship but just left it at that. You cling onto that hope every single time and it’s painful to not be able to see proper representation.
Production teams knows that they can sell the intense look into each others eyes, emotional proclamations of ‘friendship’ and skinship. They know us and know exactly how we’ll react as a fandom to this. We feed into it and let them continue to beat around the bush.
Yuuri is all of us. Yuuri’s anxiety at his past and not being able to live up to Viktor’s standards terrifies him. He is used to dragging himself down but the pure though of doing that to another person is horrifying. He’s never been the person to beat and all of this is so new to him that it’s bringing him to a breaking point. Viktor offers to “kiss him or something”. I think that in any other situation a kiss would have been the only move to make but they don’t kiss and that’s what’s important. They’re not your typical characters at all. This is a vital character development scene for Yuuri to express his innermost desires and be so selfish for the first time in his life.
What Skam Does Right: an essay by me because i’ve lost all chill
so there’s an infinate number of
“““teen””” shows and films that deal with “““teen””” problems that are aimed at The Youths to try and tell us how to deal with our own lives. and there’s some obvious issues that we all know and love like when it’s written by 40-somethings who think the way they experienced highschool in 1979 is how it works now and generally have no clue about modern teen culture, slang, fashion, life, everything, etc.
that said, there’s still a lot of media that manages to avoid being like that. but i still think skam takes it to another level, like yeah, by how it’s marketed and the use of social media and everything the fandom has already discussed at length, but also the way the narrative structures ignorance as a concept.
often a narrative focused on Teaching Life Lessons has a clear character representing the Bad Ideas and a clear character representing the Good Ideas. makes sense, we want these troubled teens to know right from wrong, and they’re not smart enough to understand anything thats not a totally black-and-white plot filled with
two-dimensional sterotypes right?? right. so say in a typical coming out narrative we have the Highschool Bully or the Shitty Parent or Religious Zealot or someone similar, and they spurt ALL the bad ideas, all the homophobia and ignorance, and the audience knows they’re wrong because they’re framed to be Evil and their beliefs Evil and everything they do is Evil. then we have the character, often a protagonist, who is Gay and Struggling and has Never Done Anything Wrong Ever. in the end, good overcomes evil and yay teenagers learn that queers are like people or something. then switch ‘gay’ for literally any other minority, make a different Teen Movie about sexism or racism or ableism, rinse, repeat.
like there isn’t anything really wrong with this formula it’s just wildly overdone and insanely simplistic, more of a fable than a representation of how life actually works. real life is messy and grey. there is no definitive light and dark side of the force kinda bullshit….. which finally brings me to skam.
in skam, everyone has a purposfully acknowledged percentage of sheer ignorance, things they understand and things they reeeeally don’t. think about magnus being a bit of a dunce about isak’s sexuality, but then turning around to school him on bipolar (this post explains it very well). this is how real life works. nobody is the ideologically flawless character, teaching the
backwards character that they are Wrong About Everything. everyone is pulling everyone up, everyone is making an idiot of themselves, everyone is learning.
i feel the dichotomous narrative often Specifically
Tells the audience which are the good ideas and which are the bad based on what character says them - the issue is this lesson can’t expand outward to anything that the narrative doesn’t directly deal with. a story saying “homophobia is bad” limits itself, it doesn’t leave the door open for people to consider maybe racism or transphobia is also bad unless those issues are directly acknowledged.
with skam, over and over again, communication is highlighted as the best way to solve any issue. it gives a range of examples, yeah, but in the end it teaches HOW to deal with new issues, not simply a list of behaviours not to emulate. it’s never “don’t be That Guy”, it’s “everyone can be That Guy sometimes, it’s gonna happen, you’re gonna be ignorant about something, but here is how you overcome and deal with it…” and i just really fucking love and respect that.
I honestly cannot for the life of me understand how you can throw away two successful, talented, powerhouse groups like that. 2NE1 and Winner deserved better, God they deserved better and this is just so messed up. This hurts. This hurts so much and I honestly hope other artists in YG take a look at this and consider their future. How is this man still allowed to be a CEO when he’s running it into the ground?
Been wanting to say this for a long time so here we go:
Can we please collectively stop making fun of the “meth fandom” or w/e the fuck nomenclature we’re using to describe real people who finally have a space and community to talk about their substance use? Like I’ve seen posts lump this part of tumblr in with literal fucking neo-nazis and if that doesn’t strike you as fucked up i don’t know what else i can fucking say to you.
I’ve even seen this shit from leftists. Like how can we recognize that capitalism is built on the exploitation of labor and mass disenfranchisement of working class people - and then turn around and mock people who use stimulants to cope with the godawful hardships of that life? If you can’t recognize meth users humanity, then what the fuck are you even fighting for?
I have adhd, but I still abuse my stimulants because my body literally cannot produce the amount of labor necessary for my survival. Thousands of others do the same. We’re not that different from the people on here using meth. Everywhere ~drug users~ turn, we’re denied the chance to talk about our own experiences in our own fucking language. We’re denied the chance to find our own community and engage with it on our own terms. Especially us women who use. Why propagate that shit here? What do you gain by mocking us and people like those in the ~meth fandom~? Who are you helping?
And i know this probably describes only a sliver of my followers, but I hope it’ll reach further. Because honestly? Some people on here need to step the fuck off.
I’ve never seen a post on my dash condemning this phenomenon (which is often treated like a joke, like it’s not about you know, real fucking people), and that’s fucking bullshit. I’m not saying no one’s said this before, but I sure as fuck haven’t seen it. We can do better. We must do better.
Any gifmakers who use Photoshop CC know that using the same sharpening technique as CS5 gifmakers doesn’t have the same effect on CC. When sharpening on CC, gifs can turn out “muddy”, or undersharpened, unlike the crisp CS5 sharpening. After many many months of fiddling with my actions and techniques, I finally found a way to better replicate the crisp CS5 sharpening look. I figured I would share what I learned for other people also struggling to make their gifs look better.