staff lines

Based off of Kia’s 13daysofSasuHina

>Sauce workin at the local mall as a seasonal photographer because Naruto thought working part-time during the holidays would be fun

>Naruto unexpectedly calls in one day & Sauce is the only one who can fit into the Santa costume (he ends up not wearing it tho lol)

>Staff was worried at first thinking he’d scare the kids but ends up being popular 

>Rumor has it that if you can withstand the scary Santa your wish will come true

>Highest profit in years! 2 hour waiting line! Staff from other stores are forced to help out

>Once Nardo is back, he becomes reassigned as photographer instead of Santa (is okay with it because he enjoys seeing Sasuke say ho ho ho)

>Sasuke is initially agitated but the cute Santa helper is amused by it so he complies

Sigil Work:  Self & Compassion

It is of the utmost importance that we are compassionate towards others.  That kind of positive energy we put out into the world will only continue to make it thrive and become a better place.  But what about compassion for self?  I think a lot of the times, we forget to take care of the well-being of the individual as well.

This sigil is representative of Self and Compassion.  I am reminded of Kahlil Gibran’s written works on Self-Knowledge.  I leave you with my sigil (free to use, of course) and his amazing insights.

“The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.”

**This sigil was especially made for @orriculum, who I know has had a very tough day.  

I really want to see Jervis Tetch return and I want to see him interacting with Jerome in Arkham. Jervis has become a big name in there, ceasing power over the rest of the insane… then in walks Jerome after being attended to by the hospital staff, his face lined red and black with uneven stitches and takes one look at the man with the paper hat and cracks up laughing. “Get a load of this guy. Four score and seven years ago” - *flicks Jervis’s hat off* - “honestly mate, I had better fashion sense when I was dead.”

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(170212) shinee world japan plus staff blog update

today’s afternoon…🎶

this is in the midst of preparations for today’s stage, after entering the venue and rehearsal was over!
taemin’s face was…alright, everyone!! (laugh)

these members ate ramen before rehearsal at the snack cart that was prepared!! today’s custom is ‘shin shin’ again!! key, minho and taemin who turned towards the snack cart as soon as they arrived at the venue. 

they all amiably filed into a line with staff members in an orderly fashion and waited (laugh)
even while waiting, there was always a lot of happiness and they were smiling

this is when they picked their own toppings such as ginger, etc. 
they all carried it on a tray and to the waiting room…

together with ramen, they also had food that is prepared ordinarily. onew and jonghyun weren’t here but they properly took their meals too! thanks to the power of ramen they are all full of energy!

everyone who is going to come to fukuoka, please anticipate today too!!

translated by romanceboys — take out with full credit

I look so bad in the photo im not even gonna xD story timmee. Okay so i was waiting outside the room cuz the staff divided the lines so some people r in the photo op room & some are outside the room. When i got into the room i started to shake & freak out. Our Plan A pose was out cuz the photo op line was moving really fast. So we go with Plan B which is my sister goes on his back n i go in front. When it was our turn my sister said “Can I go on our back?” & he couldn’t hear so he was like “Whats that?” And he leaned in closer to my sister & she repeated what she said. And Jensen said “Well, of course you can go on my back but that is only because you are so cute” & he kneels down for my sister. Then i go in front of him & i said “can i stand in front of you” n he was like “yeah of course” n he pulled me into him n i died inside. Right after i turned around & said “thanks jensen” n he kneeled down for my sister n he said “no problem. Have a great day y'all” n i started to freak out n i cried when i left the room.

Peasant Railgun

This wasnt me, but my friend was playing a one shot of pathfinder and they came upon a castle that had to assault.

Chris - “okay i go to the nearby villages and hire all the people i can”

DM - “umm, okay you get about 1,000 but thats not enough to get through the walls”

Chris - “an turn takes place in roughly six seconds right?”

DM - “Yeah why?”

Chris “okay i line all of them up in a straight line perpendicular to the castle and give the last one a wooden staff while commanding them to all pass it forward to the next person spaced about 5 feet apart”

DM + Everyone while Chris does some math “….”

Chris - “now if i did my math right using F=MA, in order to pass along this staff across the entire line in 6 seconds it has to travel a couple hundred miles per hour, so the when the last peasant passes it forward it’ll apply enough force to destroy the wall, around 12-16,000 pounds of force”

DM - “well in fact it would never be able to be thrown by the last peasant”

Chris is grinning at this point “Actually, the force is so great that even if the last one were to mess up, it would go through him and destroy the wall”

Needless to say it worked, they took the castle and managed to get a DM to never play with chris as a player again.

anonymous asked:

Hey John :) I started a drawing for my art class today- it's a violin with some random swirly bits of music notes on a line staff- hard to describe but it makes me think of you two when I work on it! The music I'll draw on the staff lines won't be super accurate so I know Sherlock won't be overly pleased by this but it made me think of you two nonetheless. 😊 I hope you feel better, I find your tenacity very inspiring.

i feel much better today and did even before we got to the airport bar ;)

that sounds like a fun drawing anyhow but you are right, sherlock is always one to be annoyed when they put inaccurate music on things or use important pieces for ad spots, etc

“Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams…

Seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather 'I have found a truth.’
Say not, 'I have found the path of the soul.’ Say rather, 'I have met the soul walking upon my path.’
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”

~Kahlil Gibran

 Artwork by Antonio Mora

Just look at that staff all lined up and ready to serve you! Well, except for the manager back there on her phone. I’m sure she’s just checking the restaurant’s Simstagram page…

I’ve decided to call the place Goldy’s Griddle (with a credit to my sister for helping out). No relation to the real world chain of restaurants called Golden Griddle, heh. Thank you to everyone who suggested names! As much as “Sausage Shack” made me LOL, I just couldn’t do it. XD 

A general THANK YOU to the lovely people who left comments - @gladlypants, @bluebellsims, @endlesstales16, @mamabearssims, @zauglom, @w-sims, @krazyangelkat81, @thosefuckingsims, @pixelsbyjenny, @buckleysims, @murilala, @kates-hideout, @plumboasis, @martinessimblr, @allisas, @purzelsims, @starlightdiner, @publicwoohoo, @peanutbutterjay, @simsinwonderland, @ohhiplumbob, @furiouslydecaffinated, and @cqsims. Your encouragement means a lot! <3


  • BTS has arrived yet TGM staff has not????????
  • Line is moving smoothly as well wristbands are being given out by venue staff 
  • Armies are also helping in helping the line move smoothly
  • WHERE IS TGM?????????????
  • Apparently venue staff asked fans if they knew where TGM was like wut


 You guys are all the MVPs tbh

Character Development: Lovable Arses

bsidesthepoint asked:

I love your stuff! My wife just read my first novel and she hated the main character. I tried to write a loveable arse-hole and she read him as straight psychopath. Any pointers on writing a protagonist you’re kind of supposed to love AND hate?

Thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. :)

I think the key to making a lovable arse type character is to make sure you show their tender underbelly now and then. Maybe this guy has a soft spot for kittens, or he spends his Friday nights working in a soup kitchen. Case in point: the TV show M*A*S*H had an episode called Death Takes a Holiday, where the nearby orphanage loses out on its Christmas feast thanks to cut supply lines. The staff of the 4077th decides to donate their Christmas care packages–tins of fudge, macadamia nuts, cookies, and all sorts of goodies–but Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (a classic lovable arse) refuses to donate anything more than a small tin of oysters. This looks particularly bad for him, because everyone knows he’s wealthy and has lately received numerous packages stamped with the word “perishable.” So, they assume he’s probably hoarding his own Christmas feast and is refusing to share, because that’s just the kind of guy he is. However, in the middle of the night we see him sneaking the packages to the orphanage, and it turns out they’re boxes full of chocolate, and that the anonymous gift is actually part of a Winchester family tradition. It doesn’t change who Charles is–he’s still snooty, cocky, and sometimes snarky– but it’s little glimpses like his delivery to the orphanage that remind us he’s actually not a bad guy.

When it comes to characters who do bad things, it’s important that the reader understands their motivation, and there should be something benevolent about that motivation, even if the character is a bit misguided for having it. And, when bad things are done, it’s also helpful to give them redemption in some way. Let’s say a character is an assassin for a powerful king, and her targets are generally terrible people, but it’s still awful that she’s a killer. But then she’s sent to kill someone who obviously isn’t terrible, so if she spares that person despite the great risk to herself, that serves to redeem her a little bit.

I hope that helps! :)

I’ve never worked retail, but I’ve spent a lot of time watching how retail workers interact with customers, and it strikes me that the only reason it’s stereotypically women who demand to speak to a manager is because the front-line staff often bend over backwards to avoid giving men an excuse to flip out in the first place. Have you ever seen a middle-aged white dude throwing a temper tantrum in a Best Buy? It ain’t a pretty picture.