rambles maybe

I had a pretty damned good day, y’all. Well, most of it was pretty standard work stuff, but then there was this conversation with my boss.

Boss: Good news, your promotion finally went through HR, it should be officially done this pay period.

Me: Excellent, thank you!

Boss: Your salary will now be [number WAY higher than I expected to hear].

Me: *gapes*

Boss: And you’ll be getting back pay to the time I originally requested the promotion.

Me: Um. Thank you?

Me: *leaves office and freaks out*

So that happened.

I finished Bioshock 2 today - it’s been sitting in my steam inventory for years because I was told by many people that it wasn’t very good. And sure it didn’t stack up to the first game but I still enjoyed it. Captured that same Rapture atmosphere, even if it lacked the same mystery. I didn’t really like playing as a Big Daddy though - too slow and clunky for my favoured playstyle. But I liked Eleanor. Wish we could have played as her instead.

Yesterday, our cat creeped the shit out of both of us.

Now, if you remember, a little while back I made a post about my cat being a little…weird sometimes. I mean, cats do wierd things. That’s why we love them. But yesterday she just…really creeped us out.

So we were sitting on the couch after getting home from work. At first I didn’t pay much attention, I noticed my cat just staring. But then I noticed she was staring up, at the stairs. She was absolutely transfixed. For some background, I feel like she’s been most wierd upstairs, and has this wierd obsession with the upstairs. But last night, she just stared. I waved my hand in front of her, trying to catch her attention and break her out of her trance…but nope. She just stared. Eventually, I said, “Cali, you are creeping me out.”.

So my SO was also creeped out (which usually doesn’t happen)…and upstairs we went, flashlight in hand. Cats following. We checked both rooms, and see nothing. (Go figure, right?) Honestly, it got me a little frazzled so I was cautiously looking about. Of course we find nothing, and head back downstairs, telling Cali to stop freaking us out. She continues to be a little strange, acting like there was something around. Eventually we settled in for the night.

Anyway. A few things I suppose.

1. She was being annoying because she was trying to irritate us, because she didn’t get her soft cat food that she expected to get.
2. She kept hearing things because we had the dishwasher and just thought there was something in here.
3. There’s something in my fucking house.

I have taken photos a number of months back (like maybe I’d capture something) but saw nothing. So. I dunno.

I know I’m. A girl. I’m not yet comfy with saying woman. I know I will be, and I know I’m not transgender. Yet I get more and more uncomfortable with my body developing more and more. My thighs like, touch now. That’s a thing that happens when I walk they rub and it’s uncomfortable. And I have boobs. I feel so uncomfortable. I think it’s just a teen thing, but yea. I wish I was like, kinda genderless? Skinnier and no boobs yet still menstruating.

Tropes that are totally overused and cheesy that I can’t get enough of:

-everyone, even all the nameless crowd people, pulling together to overcome huge, seemingly impossible to fight threat, forgetting all their past conflicts to achieve one common goal while epic music plays in the background

I just wonder…why don’t people believe in astrology. Astrology is literally the study of stars and how the planets intertwine. Us humans are made of the same materials as stars. It wouldn’t be a mere coincidence if we somehow develop traits based off the alignment of stars and planets. It’s a science for a reason. It involves logic and critical thinking. Astrology should be used as a guide. We are the same as stars.

Sometimes when I am editing, I have to wonder if other Brits go through the same disconnect that happens when a US writer refers to women’s underwear as “panties”. 

It’s especially jarring when I read it in fic meant to be set in the UK, and I just know the words “take your panties off” just wouldn’t fly, especially in Scots. Knickers, yes, and even briefs and drawers. But panties, not so much.

Like I know it’s in our vernacular too, and maybe I’m just showing my age (what do I know what the kids are saying these days, old thing that I apparently am), but panties just has such a juvenile and patronizing quality to it that the word just makes me want to shrink in on myself. I dunno, maybe it’s just me being to finicky. Which I suppose is kind of the point when you hire me to make accurate cultural edits like Brit Eye for the Yankie but whatever, I feel certain in telling you the word “panties” would not have been used in 17th century Scotland.

Although if you want to tell someone not to get their pantaloons in a twist, I’m 100% here for this.

Why do people always assume Prompto was a bad influence on Noctis? Maybe it was the other way around? Maybe Noctis was the one who wanted to stay out late or go to the arcade. If he didn’t go home, he didn’t have to take the responsibilities he didn’t want in the first place. Maybe he just wanted to be a normal high school boy doing normal high school boy things and here comes this sunshine child who just wants to be friends with Noctis and treats him like an actual normal high school boy. Not saying Prompto is entirely innocent himself but come on guys, look at that sunshine child. He just wants Noctis to be happy. You can’t tell me he didn’t easily give in to Noctis’s rebellious whims.

it’s so sad how there’s essentially no big fandom for the musical fun home on tumblr when be more chill and deh and those musicals get a ton of attention cause like…. fun home is an amazing show with great music and songs and a female lesbian protagonist and her sexuality is like a major plot point, and yet people would rather ship boys together when they’re not even explicitly stated as gay idk i wish it would get as much recognition as them

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I broke my foot doing the dance, the musical episode…..and it’s still broken …

 - Colin O’Donoghue at D23 Expo 2017

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Happy 34th Birthday, Ninomiya Kazunari! ♥

Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?
—  Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star