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Lord help us (A Dadster X PTALinda story)

“So…” Came the slightly distorted voice of W.D Gaster, drawing the attention of two skeletons and young human, “How do I look?” The three turned a critical eye to the old scientist, taking in his change in attire. Instead of the usual all encompassing black robe, a rather sharp black suit adorned his form, displaying just how tall and lanky the usually amorphous skeleton could be. His eyes darted from face to face, hoping to get a gauge of their reactions, nervousness clear on his alabaster face.

Frisk, ever encouraging, gave a wide grin and two thumbs up, clearly showing their approval. Papyrus, by far the most vocal of the three, declared, “WOWIE GASTER! YOU LOOK ALMOST AS GOOD AS I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS! THAT IS NO EASY TASK I ASSURE YOU!”

Sans, lounging about on the couch, both hands tucked firmly into his pockets, simply flashed his constant grin before saying, “*yeah doc, you clean up good. so, what’s the occasion? you never were the kind of monster to wear the whole penguin suit.” A hint of orange came over the face of the lanky doctor, a single hand raising to rub the back of his skull.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Liz (Backstageleft) suggested I ask you about cruise line work! I've heard really mixed reviews of Disney and the like, so i'm wondering if you have any tips/advice! Thanks!

Oh! Thank you @backstageleft :)

I’ve worked for only Carnival Cruise Line, so I can’t really speak too much about others. But…this is going to be long.

Cruise ship work is quite rewarding, and also quite…not. It’s for SURE not for everyone. It also depends on what your specialties are. Lighting Technicians always seem to have more work than anyone else due to the sheer size of their rigs, and the laziness of those that came before them.

I would say that it is an EXCELLENT stepping stone in terms of launching or advancing your career.  I’ve worked with some very advanced technologies, such as scenic automation and almost entirely moving lighting rigs. But, I have also had to explain to entertainment staff how to turn on a CD player. 

I’ve met members of New Kids On The Block, REO Speedwagon, Martina McBride, and Chicago. I also did shows almost every night. I love running shows.

I have met people from all over the world, and learned so much from other cultures. If I went to Europe or Australia, I have a room to stay.

I’ve also seen some great things in the Caribbean. I got my SCUBA license, I’ve ziplined through Mexican jungle, and I’ve kissed a dolphin. Carnival mostly cruises the Caribbean, so I’ve seen that mostly.

Also, you get a cabin, so no rent! You most likely will get a roommate. And there’s a mess for all crew, so few food costs. There’s also a medical centre onboard that’s fully staffed with a doctor and nurses that’s free to consult for crew. (Fun Fact: the Doctor is the only person the ship cannot leave without! Even the Captain can be left behind if he gets drunk and passes out in a Mexican Brothel.)

So, in short, the PROs:

 - working shows every night
 - free room and board
 - the travel
 - advanced technologies
 - most of the people are great/new friends!
 - corporate, so they probably won’t go out of business any time soon.

However, six months (the average length of a contract) is a long time to be away from friends and family members. It can be frustrating to use the internet or phone when it needs a satellite connection and all the guests are using it too. I would suggest finding a restaurant in port with WiFi. And while you’re being away from the people you know you like, you’re with the people you work with almost 24/7: the mess, the bar, work, and maybe even your cabin (if you work with your roommate). 

Speaking of the mess, I am not a fan of the food. There are always staples like rice and chicken. And most of the time the entree is different every day and generally very culturally diverse, which is great, but I have IBS so :/

Then, if you’re a technician for CCL, you’re responsible for your area primarily. For example, my husband was the Audio technician, the only one. So he’s responsible for ALL the PAs around the ship. That gets a little exhausting after 6-8 months. Now, I’ve heard that Lines like Norwegian and Disney have several technicians per specialty, or a set for each theatre. 

This also gets exhausting when you have to run activities during the day that aren’t shows. A sea day, while you’re on duty can have 10 solid hours of shows and activities including load in and load out. That doesn’t include maintenance. Port days are usually used for maintenance, which cuts down on the time that you get to enjoy the port.

There is also a BUNCH of corporate red tape and waiting around for the Office to respond, meanwhile if you fuck up, the Office is on the phone with you or sending you an angry e-mail faster than you can say “I’m sorry”

CONs:

 - long contracts away from home
 - Crappy Wifi
 - food can be hit or miss
 - loooooong days (10hrs/day)
 - responsible for work all over the ship (especially when your predecessor did a crappy job)
 - corporate, so red tape and managerial bullshit

I will leave with this: I did six contracts, and when I applied to the university job, they told me that the first thing they said when they saw my resume was “After cruise ships, she can do anything.”

Please ask me to clarify or anything.

anonymous asked:

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