Since total solar eclipses appear to be rare occurance in and round the Fire Nation capital, given this really old scroll:
And the ominous sounding “Day of Black Sun,”
What can we assume about the nature of solar eclipses in the Avatar universe?
Would be safe to assume that because of this name given to it by the Fire Nation, that total solar eclipses usually occur either at sea, on the periphery of the Fire Nation, or in and around one of the other nations like the Earth Kingdom?
Does moon/planet size have any effect on solar eclipses?
So as a few of you caught, when I released the location of my store, I called it the store that I worked at. Not the store I work at.
I’m no longer working at the store in Bristol where this all began
But fear not!!! Target Retales lives on!!! I moved for school, and I’m officially transferred to the local Target!!! Expect all of the regularly scheduled stories of crazy kids and confounding one liners to continue!!!
also don’t try to go to my old store to see me like psa no
I understand you must have many many things going on but you seem like the best person to ask: do you think the Justice League is registered as a company and as such do you think they pay taxes?
… there’s not really any reason for them to incorporate, as a non-profit or otherwise? they do not participate in business activities. they are an international/intergalactic vigilante organization operating outside the law, who do so basically freely because no one wants to deal with the logistics of stopping them from doing so (if 2017 has taught us anything it’s that you can apparently just kind of do Whatever if the people who are supposed to stop you from doing that decide they don’t care enough to bother). if you don’t profit from a nation’s citizens or use their infrastructure, you don’t pay taxes to that nation, and the justice league is not a profitable enterprise (that is probably a grimdark au somewhere tho). they also don’t need to worry about separating themselves as individuals from the justice league as an entity for liability reasons (another reason to incorporate) because everything they are doing is technically illegal anyway. otherwise they’re just cops, and that’s a totally different grimdark au.
while generally large-scale construction projects are undertaken by corporations, they don’t need to be, so regardless of what you think their headquarters looks like (personally i think that putting it in space is dumb because it creates way more logistical problems and failure points than necessary while also increasing the likelihood of pissing off nations who were already barely tolerating your extralegal organization, you’re way better off with a Sealand-like structure in international waters that’s Themyscira/Atlantis adjacent to utilize their existing defense infrastructures) it’s likely to have been built using the private resources of various members and informally gifted to the group as a whole. they don’t really have a staff, i think it’s usually implied that maintenance is performed by robots. possibly alien robots, or else built by a genius superhero whose whole deal is robots. or it’s just roombas. noisy-ass bulk warehouse roombas knocking over all the potted plants, dragging charging cables and their attached devices all over the fucking place.
so mostly the only legal issues are around ownership and i’m not convinced the watchtower, etc, are actually legally owned by anyone, being outside the united states and not governed by any country’s property laws. being built outside of any country’s jurisdiction means they didn’t have to purchase property which means it doesn’t need to belong to anyone. i mean the general purpose of property laws is the ensure that randos can’t just take your shit and say “this is mine now” and if someone is trying to steal justice league headquarters they were probably never going to try to settle that issue in court. i guess some enterprising member of the league could try to be clever and plant a flag but everyone would probably just ignore them and go about their business. or else it would become a game of capture the flag with no meaningful consequences. “someone broke the window again, barry fix ur building” “it stopped being my building yesterday, i think it’s hal’s” “hal why are you such a slumlord”
if they’re headquartered inside of a country they’ll need to pay property taxes to that country, but why would they do that
if you’re going with a space station then you probably shouldn’t look too closely at the legal situation or other practical considerations anyway because it’s a goddamn mess
otherwise they are kind of just an informal club that hangs out in the weird clubhouse they all built
The first time they meet—in middle school, in a hallway next to the bathroom of the gymnasium—they don’t know each others’ names.
And they don’t learn them, not even after two quick games where neither of them really wins anything.
Not the King of the Court, who still can’t sense the widening rift between him and the team on his side of the net, because he’s too focused—on the game, on his tosses, on the other side’s smallest player, the one with so much wasted potential. So he thinks.
And the Small Giant hopeful, he doesn’t have enough time. Not time enough to stay on the court he’d always dreamed of, nor to learn the name of the one blocking his path.
They don’t understand one another. They move on.
They come back together.
Not by choice… when they see each other again at Karasuno, there is no feeling of kinship, only irritation. But the captains have the roster, and their names, and so they are finally introduced.
They really can’t stand each other.
Kageyama is dumb and oblivious, and wildly reassured of his own abilities. He has yet to learn that there are multiple people on a team for a reason. He’s a bastard, Hinata says, he’s my rival.
Hinata is less oblivious but just as dumb, and has no idea what to do with a volleyball, which puts an expression of permanent constipation on Kageyama’s face. Hinata wants to do everything right now. He’s a dumbass, Kageyama says, I won’t ever toss to him.
Then he does.
They remain rivals, but become partners, too.
They discover, much to their shock, that it’s occasionally very difficult not to become friends with the one person who knows them best.
It takes three years of high school for them to crumble and admit it during one incredibly embarrassing conversation shortly before Nationals that they will never tell anyone about, ever. They’re both fairly sure no one they know has ever had to make a dramatic friendship confession and would not understand. Really, this is why they are friends.
But in the interim, changes become a necessity. After spending so much time at the Hinata household, it becomes natural for Kageyama to call Shouyou by his first name… just because the alternative is confusing both him and his sister whenever Kageyama wants to talk to one of them. That’s the only reason.
And Hinata finds himself strangely obsessed with the way Kageyama’s ears and the back of his neck turn very pink when Hinata calls him by his first name, so he just keeps doing it, after the first time. Eventually, Kageyama gets used to it, and the blushing and stumbling over all his words for several minutes stops; but the fact that he is used to it becomes kind of nice, too. Only Hinata calls him Tobio.
Only Hinata has ever tried to hold Kageyama’s hand and kiss him on the walk home from school in their third year
They are friends, plus a little bit more.
Sometimes a little bit more becomes a lot.
Being on the same side of the net becomes being on the same side, always, even when they fight. Even when they make each other angry. Being rivals aiming for the world stage becomes a long journey in each others’ company. And being invincible becomes being in…
…bed together as late as possible on sleepy mornings when they don’t have practice, or aren’t traveling with the national team. Hinata always ends up taking up most of the space in the bed despite being so much smaller, unless he’s wrapped every possible limb around Kageyama, who has learned to accept his fate.
Sometimes, there is Hinata’s nose and then entire face smashed between Kageyama’s shoulder blades, rubbing insistently until Kageyama finally mumbles, “Shou… Shou, five more minutes…”
Hinata hugs him from behind, fingers splayed under Kageyama’s shirt over his chest and stomach. Kageyama is fairly sure he’s copping a feel.
“Tobi…” Hinata whines plaintively, and Kageyama’s perpetually low reserves of “resisting Shouyou” willpower evaporate. “Make me breakfast?”
The names they call each other may have gotten shorter over the years, but it seems a good exchange, for this life they have together.
I was talking to @mithen about Kenny and Kota and she pointed out that they’re kind of the opposite of Sami and Kevin. The Golden Lovers want to fight one more time and then never again. Kevin and Sami want to fight forever.
“They’re different ways of holding each other as precious, you know?” -mithen