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Newsies College AU - Davey
  • Davey is an English and Poly-Sci double major. Fight me on this. I dare you.
  • Obviously, he’s roommates with Jack, who is basically always with Katherine, so he practically has the room to himself 24/7. 
  • Even when Jack is there, their room is so clean. Like, so clean. And it even smells good? Like, if you’ve ever been into a men’s dorm in college, it just smells so strange, but Davey has this little lavender diffuser that his mom sent in a care package that he keeps on the windowsill and it makes the room just smell so fresh and nice.
  • Loves blankets? He has like 17 super fluffy blankets either on his bed, in his closet, or lying around the room. The boy likes to be comfortable and warm.
  • He takes a lot of really random classes that he finds interesting because he believes in a well-rounded education, and you never know when you’re going to need all this knowledge about American comedic films, shut up, Albert.
  • Poor bab tried to join all the clubs freshman year. Like, he walked into the Student Union on club fair day and got pamphlets for everything, and he succeeded in going to club meetings for the first few weeks, but eventually he learned that there was not enough time to be in drama club, the student government association, residence association, and the campus activities board on top of literally every other club he wanted to help with.
    • Eventually, he just sticks mainly to SGA and CAB, and he helps Jack and some of the other guys with distributing the student newspaper across campus and the town.
  • Calls home every other day to talk to his parents. He misses home, but he’s really glad that he didn’t go to the local college. He really loves all the opportunities he’s been afforded by going away to college (even though “away to college” is literally just a 45-minute drive).
  • Will FaceTime Les every time he needs help with homework. Davey knows that his parents stopped being a help with homework after the sixth grade, so he does what he can when Les needs help. And if he doesn’t know the answer, he writes the question down and takes it to one of the tutors in the Library or one of his professors.
  • Davey is friends with every professor in the English department, and he doesn’t care if people look down on him for it. The English faculty is super cool and totally chill and they have A LOT of life knowledge he respects. And besides, they’re people. Why wouldn’t he try to make friends with them?

x reader headcanons below because I love Davey as a college student

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Nous, hommes et femmes de gauche par conviction, que nos cultures soient socialistes, écologistes, citoyennes, communistes, insoumises, hommes et femmes sincèrement désireux de faire gagner la gauche, il nous appartient de surmonter les antagonismes des partis, les vieilles rancunes, les sectarismes et les stratégies de démolition. Il faut un maximum de candidatures d'union à gauche pour les élections législatives. J'y suis prêt. Dès ce soir. Je soutiendrai par delà les étiquettes les femmes et les hommes sincèrement engagés dans cette démarche de rassemblement, première étape d'une renaissance et d'une reconstruction de la gauche française. 


Nous avons fait barrage au pire. À nous de construire le meilleur.

Fidèlement, 

Benoît Hamon

—  Courriel de Benoît Hamon, le 7 mai 2017.

Fandom thinks they’ve seen the worst of the oh-poor-me how-dare-you-accuse-me-of-this-I’m-a-good-person I’m-oppressed-I-can-never-do-anything-wrong-ever showboating off fic authors called problematic

but let me tell you, that is as nothing compared the the CEO of a nonprofit faced with her employees, unionized and demanding fair wages and a healthy work environment.

(Not, thank god, my nonprofit–which, refreshingly, appears to have provided those already, and have adequate checks and balances within management; but I work out of a lot of offices these days, and see a lot of bullshit.)

anonymous asked:

I'm starting to get really salty...I got the job at my local supermarket a week and a half ago (6/15) and they said they'd call to put me in on Monday. I assumed they meant the coming Monday but I haven't gotten a call or been put on the schedule. It's now been a week (6/26) and if I don't get a call soon I'm calling to politely (but with a little salt) ask them what's up. Or join the union early and then complain to them

Your supermarket gets a union?!?! No fair!

-Rodney

Mr. Burns: We don’t have to be adversaries, Homer. We both want a fair union contract.

Homer’s Brain: Why is Mr. Burns being so nice to me?

Mr. Burns: And if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.

Homer’s Brain: Wait a minute. Is he coming on to me?

Mr. Burns: I mean, if I should slip something into your pocket, what’s the harm?

Homer’s Brain: Oh my God! He is coming on to me.

Mr. Burns: After all, negotiations make strange bedfellows. [chuckles, winks, clicks tongue]

Homer’s Brain: Ahh!

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Managed to get Cyberdimension Neptunia several days early, so here’s the opening bits, with English voice acting!

On the subject of Noire’s replacement voice actress here in FGO:

While I’m of course deeply disappointed Erin Fitzgerald does not reprise her role as Noire in FGO, I understand why and fully support her in her painful decision to refuse the role in protest of Idea Factory’s studio partner Bang Zoom Entertainment not offering a Screen Actor’s Guild contract for this game, where there had been a SAG contract for all of the others.

The SAG union ensures fair, ethical treatment of voice actors and they rely on it for their very livelihood. The good news is that the situation is resolved now, so future Neptunia games should see Fitzgerald reprise the role she adores playing.

With all of this said, I am keeping an open mind about the replacement Noire voice for this game. It isn’t her fault for the situation and we shouldn’t hate on her voice simply because it isn’t Fitzgerald’s.

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Today I had the pleasure of spinning with the Midcoast Spinners at the Union Fair! Also a pleasure to spin with other people and make new spinning friends like @bookishbitch! #ontheround #yarn #yarnlove #dandelionsanddaisies #maine #unionfair #spinnersofinstagram (at Union Fair / The Maine Wild Blueberry Festival)

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SKIRT MAN

He was waiting on a corner in Union Square. I asked him about the skirt and whether he gets any strange comments - “not really” he said. I tried to get a bit more about his motives/desires for wearing a skirt (fashion? comfort?) and he explained that he just “likes the way it looks!” Fair enough!

Union Square | NYC | 5/10/14

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In support of US fast food workers and their right to a fair wage AND to protest, here’s some McDonalds illos. 

“Heil Ronald,” illo for NYPress, July1996, art direction by Michael Gentile.

Cover for SCREW #1425, June 1996, art direction by Kevin Hein.

“McRib Has No Bones,” illo for The ONION, Feb 2009, art direction by Josh Modell.

“Fast Food Wig Out” illo for BLACK EYE #2, Nov 2012, edited by Ryan Standfest. 

“Third World Ronald,” illo for NYPress, November 1996, art direction by Michael Gentile.

“Radioactive Ronald,” illo for NYPress, December 1996, art direction by Michael Gentile.

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#VerizonStrike #StandUpToVerizon: Thousands of Verizon workers have gone on strike after failing to reach a new labor agreement with the CWA Union. The union members argue that Verizon has outsourced thousands of jobs and continue to cut costs, while executives reward themselves with big bonuses and payouts. Strikes are happening all over the City of New York – these photos were taken in Financial District outside 100 Wall Street. 

So on top of tax payers subsidizing billions of dollars for public assistance because Walmart pays their workers poverty wages, Walmart also avoids paying a billion dollars of U.S. taxes through loopholes each year??!! #endcorporatewelfare

anonymous asked:

If Canadian animators start demanding higher (fairer) pay and/or we get a union formed won't that create a collapse in the amount of animation jobs sent here? I would love to have wages reflect the cost of living in a city like Vancouver but if we lose a huge chunk of jobs then we are equally as screwed, are we not? I dunno, I feel like we're between a rock and a hard place.

This is a common refrain. The most difficult thing about it is you can’t prove a negative. Could our industry collapse if we demand fair wages or unionize? Maybe. But it also could not.

We can, however, present some compelling evidence that the industry will most likely not collapse. All of live action in Vancouver is unionized, and they had to fight hard for that. They thought their industry would collapse as well, but they risked it and guess what? It didn’t. Not only did it not, but it has grown since unionization into one of the top industries in our province. It employs thousands of workers, all union. They have fair pay, long term collective agreements with the production companies and overtime compensation.

Additionally, even with unionization and potential wage increases, Vancouver is still the most cost effective option for animation. BC tax credits pay back huge portions of our wages, our dollar is low, we are on the same time zone as Los Angeles and a plane ride here is two hours. Anyone who has worked in a shop with outsourced animation knows that there are major pitfalls to that model - the time difference alone creates huge costs for studios.

Right now we are the cheapest option in the English speaking world, and that’s important. Studios can’t have storyboards done in countries with significant cultural differences. Same with animation, the language barrier is a major issue.

No one seems to be discussing how fair pay and unions actually create stability in our industry, and make us more attractive. If we can produce better quality work because we are staying at studios, are healthy, and have a good work/life balance, our employers and their clients benefit far more than getting a shoddy product done for no money. Their shows will be more attractive to audiences, more creative, and better executed. Instead of constantly being hustled through the pipeline based on what studios need right now, we would have an opportunity to become experts in our particular area, be it key layout, backgrounds, character animation, designs or storyboards. It can take the boom we are in and make this a long term foundation from which generations of artists will be brought up in.

Sometimes people worry the work will go to Toronto or Halifax. Our thoughts on that have been made a reality with the wage share. Toronto and Halifax are not far behind us in terms of organization. They see what happens here, and we doubt that they will remain ignorant if we organize and push for fair pay and overtime compensation. Media unions are international, and there are labour laws in Ontario that studios have to follow as well.

Moving a production, in particular when that production has several seasons, is extremely expensive. It’s doubtful the additional cost of our wages will make up that cost.

If they move animation from Vancouver, where are they going to get the talent? Who is going to make their productions? We are. They will move us all out to Toronto or Halifax and we will just organize there. We don’t think artists understand - you make up a TINY portion of the population. There are so few people in the world that can do what we do that studios have to recruit internationally to staff their Netflix or Amazon or Dreamworks or Hasbro shows.

Lastly, all of our jobs could disappear anyways. They did in 2001 and again in 2008. At least if we have fair wages and a union, we will be protected during those downturns. Unions often have provisions for extending health benefits while artists aren’t working and provide training and upgrading during dry spells. We will be able to save more money through our pay and OT compensation to carry us through a crash. We are really confused as to how the threat of job loss justifies the continued exploitation of a workforce. If we are all employed badly is that better than most of us being employed well? If artists can bank savings, does that not mean that they may be able to start studios themselves, thus hiring more artists? Is it not better to build our industry with a solid brick foundation of mutual respect instead of the quicksand of exploitative worker practices? Honestly, if we continue to allow ourselves to be exploited, we may contribute to the major downfall of our industry, instead of a potential (but very unlikely) temporary blip.