Pairing: Barista!Bucky x Waitress!Reader x Artist!Steve Summary: You and Bucky work in a coffee shop and are intrigued by a certain customer A/N: Okay so the coffee shop AU won the vote, I hope you guys like it. Let us know what you think! Word count : 812 Author:@bucky-plums-barnes
The first time you saw him he was sketching furiously hunched over a notebook. His blonde hair was messy from his hand running through it so often, his black framed glasses had smudges after the amount of times pushed them up the bridge of his nose. He ordered a black coffee, with plenty of sugar. When you set it down at his table, he nodded a thank you. Making your way back to the counter, Bucky shot you a curious glance when you pass him at the coffee machine.
I use this phrase whenever I need someone to reach something for me when I’m at a store and it works every time and always gets me the reaction I’m looking for: the person smiles, hands me the thing I need, and then moves on. No awkward comments or stares. I absolutely love it.
I think it works so well because it’s a perfect mix of humor and clarity and causes the person I’m asking to immediately focus on what needs to be done and not be distracted by my appearance.
It even works at a distance. I can say this phrase to someone half way down the aisle from me and they seem to immediately know what needs to be done. It’s amazing.
So, next time you’re in a store and need a random stranger to help you and then immediately leave you alone, try saying:
Carl the Animator: “…um… what’s this a setup for?”
Ted the Animator: “Have you ever seen a shopping cart before, Carl?”
Carl the Animator: “…yes?”
Ted the Animator: “Evidentially not.”
Carl the Animator: “You’re exaggerating, it’s not that weird.”
Ted the Animator: “Yes. YES IT IS.”
Carl the Animator: “Ok, so, I might have artistic license’d myself up a stylistic re-interpretation of a shopping cart.”
Ted the Animator: “The rest of the movie doesn’t look like that!”
Carl the Animator: “Immersion, Ted. Immersion.”
Ted the Animator: “It looks like how an alien would draw a shopping cart if it spied on a Walmart through its little space telescope, and then got drunk and tried to re-create it from memory a week later.”
Carl the Animator: “…I’d watch a movie about that, actually.”
I was commissioned by Mixc World, a shopping center in Shenzhen China. to create a billboard image celebrating their launch in September 2017.
Mixc World is a community comprises of a dozen buildings, hundreds of shops and restaurants and public areas including art installations and historical sites. The main inspiration of this piece was drawn from the Chinese name of Mixc World - “萬象天地”, which has the meaning of “a place with everything and all things” but can also be literally translated to “Elephant World”.
With this image, I want to create a whimsical carnival-like world that is filled with fun and curiosity. I like to sneak in visual signs for the viewers to figure out, clues which would allow people to connect dots into line, whether consciously or subconsciously. For example, we see the Cosmic Elephant presents a flower to the little girl. The interior of the flower corresponds to the cosmic pattern on the elephant, while the external stripes related to the stripes on the elephant, the girl’s skirt, the building, the clouds in the sky, and so on.
We get a sense that everything is related and all is one, the flower being gifted opens up the possibility of the entire world, similar to the experience Mixc World is offering to its shoppers.
On the twenty-third day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places…