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I think about this pre-series Yuuri a lot. 

He’s so, so beautiful. This costume is so beautiful (and he’s skating with his hair down which really fits it), and I want to know about this program!! There’s so much musicality in his expression and pose in just this low res image alone. It’s gorgeous. Tell us more. Give us pre-series Yuuri material. And give us high-res versions of the images on the JSF website, MAPPA!

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just a cute little kacchako valentine’s day comic <3333333

(Izuku and Iida helped Ochako buy and make the chocolates; normally she’d never make any b/c she has no money to buy the ingredients and she’s used to buying pre-made meals. but she wanted to try making some for once <3)

(Bakugou is not used to getting valentines lmao)

170918 BTS ‘LOVE YOURSELF: Her’ Press Conference - Compilation

- Rap Monster: “LOVE YOURSELF: Her is a series following after ‘Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa’ and ‘WINGS’. This album takes the role of ‘seung’ in ‘gi seung jeon gyeol’ and features 11 songs.” (TV Report) (seung: explanation, gi seung jeon gyeol: introduction - explanation - twist - conclusion)

- Rap Monster: “I think this album will become one of our turning points.” (TV Report)

- Jin: “Please love our song ‘DNA’ that contains our DNA.” (Mydaily)

- Suga: “I was greatly surprised when I heard the news about the number of pre-orders. It was 700,000 for the last album and we were very grateful to our fans and everyone who listened to our album then too. This time we thought we shall grow a little greedier and it would possibly reach 800,000 orders, we were greatly surprised seeing the news. I’m grateful that this many people love us. I think the pre-orders represent the trust and love for our music, I’m really grateful.” (Herald Pop)

- Rap Monster: “‘DNA’ contains our message of reconciliation and unite that we want to throw at the society.” (Mydaily)

- [About the meaning of ‘harmony’] Rap Monster: “I think love is an ability. If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love others. I often hear people saying that love is an illusional and vague thing these days. I thought about the method of loving. The time we spend looking into ourselves is getting lesser ad lesser because of smart phones and news media. I consider loving oneself to be the answer to many things. We don’t have the confidence to love ourselves completely, but we want to try and think about that answer. Starting from loving ourselves. That’s how it started. Although we haven’t been able to find that answer yet, we hope we can as we go along with the ‘gi seung jeon gyeol’ series.” (Mydaily, Joynews24)

- [About the whistle sound] Rap Monster: “I and Jungkook did the whistling together but I don’t know which one they used.” (News Inside)

- [About new goals] Suga: “Whenever we receive this question, we always said that our goal is to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Hot 100 chart actually requires having many albums sold, having songs streamed a lot and another important thing is radio play. This is not easy at all. We are holding expectation whether it will come true this time, but luckily US radio stations are giving us a lot of attention and select our songs often, so we’re carefully placing hope this time. Our album is being sold in the US this time and so many people are showing expectation and attention for us so we want to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart this time.” (Newsen)

- Jimin: “I really want us to top the digital music chart when the digital album is released. I hope many people will love all of our songs this time as well as give BTS who always attempt new things a lot of love.” (Newsen)

- ‘DNA’ is a song of an uncommonly seen music structure in K-pop, featuring the foreign trendy EDM pop genre and bold use of beat drop. The song contains the message ‘we are entwined by fate from the beginning, we are one from the DNA’. (Newsen)

- Suga: “BTS members and the company staff often hold meetings together. The album concepts are from our thoughts and the producers’ thoughts merged together. When we first debuted, we each were busy making our own music, but now we combine BTS’ thoughts and the company’s ones and come up with the concepts.” (Maeil Kyungje)

- Rap Monster: “I often have meetings and hang out with the company staff. I talk with the producers, including Bang Shihyuk PD. The company keeps an eye on what we think.” (Maeil Kyungje)

- Rap Monster: “I always want to give good influence socially. Whenever I see people who like us, I feel a sense of responsibility. It can be become their inspiration or be left as good impression to them, but I think even mere appreciation like enjoying listening to our music or feeling our dance to be cool can also give good influence. I’m feeling the responsibility to keep offering good influence.” (Newsen)

- Suga: “Music is an extraordinary act that can moves someone. I hope the world will eventually become a world where many people are happy.” (Maeil Kyungje)

- [About ‘GO Rather Than Worrying’] Suga: “These days the young generation uses words like ‘YOLO’ and ‘spendthrift’, and I can’t understand why they use those words that much. We interpreted it from the perspective of BTS (in the song), I hope you would think about why the young generation uses ‘YOLO’ and ‘spendthrift’ while listening.” (Mydaily)

- [About ‘DNA’ music video] Suga: “We emphasized on the fancy impression to portray the feeling of falling in love. I was amazed every time I see the music video filming set, because it was so beautiful. I feel good since the result will come out great.” (Sports Joseon)

- Jin: “‘Best Of Me’ is a great song to listen to with lyrical melodies. This song was mixed by a partner who works together with The Chainsmokers. I hope many people would listen to it.” (Sports Joseon)

- Rap Monster: “There’s a famous performance in which president Obama dropped his mic to wrap up the new year speech. It was one of the performances that hold the meaning ‘My speech was good, right?’. ‘MIC Drop’ is a track connected with it. It features a lot of our swag and ambitions and was inspired by president Obama’s speech.” (Seoul Kyungje)

- [About collaboration with Seo Taiji] V: “He gave us support and told us that it’s our era now. I can truly feel that it’s an honor to be able to perform together with such a legendary senior singer.” (Mydaily)

- Jin: “Seo Taiji-sunbaenim told me that I can call him ‘father’. I was grateful that he used the word ‘Seo Taiji and Sons’.” (Mydaily)

- Suga: “I call him ‘hyungnim’. He’s way younger than my father.” (Mydaily)

- [About why the start of the series is ‘seung’ (explanation) and not ‘gi’ (introduction)] Suga: “When we consider the process of falling in love as ‘gi seung jeon gyeol’, I think the stage where we are the most immersed in love would be ‘seung’, so the album started as ‘seung’. There will come a moment when you understand why ‘seung’ comes out now if you follow our album sequence in the future.” (Mydaily)

- Rap Monster: “I think a lot about where our goal should be. When we first debuted, I couldn’t even think of working together with The Chainsmokers. Performing at the Gymnastics Stadium was our goal before debut, but now all kinds of unimaginable proposals are coming from inside and outside of our company. I’m curious about how far we can go. Our abstract goal is to climb up to the top and leave a milestone in the history like how PSY-sunbaenim did.” (Mydaily, Joynews24)

- Suga: “We followed the path of the senior singers and now we too need to build that path and advance further. I hope we can build better paths with better sides of us.” (Joynews24)

- BTS: “Although figures are important, we want to show good music and good performance.” (Joynews24)

Best ending: Bethesda, humbled by Fallout 4′s heavy criticism from critics and fans alike, begins to understand their own shortcomings. Looking to fix this, they form a partnership with Obsidian Entertainment, to help provide new Fallout games. With this future Fallout games are universal for well written story, interesting game-play mechanics and overall amazing experiences. 

Good ending: Bethesda hoping to please Fallout veterans contracts Obsidian Entertainment to do multiple spin off titles of the Fallout IP. These games are seen as a new gold standard in terms of writing for the modern Fallout series. Bethesda taking notes of both fan backlash of Fallout 4 and the success of the new spin off’s tries to implement it’s teachings into their own new Fallout projects, for better or worse. 

Neutral ending: After so much fan outrage over the mediocrity of Fallout 4, Bethesda reluctantly hires Obsidian entertainment to do one spin off game using pre-existing Fallout 4 assets. This game is well loved by fans and Bethesda takes note, trying to implement them into their own upcoming Fallout games. But they do not understand the nuance behind Obsidian’s writing and the new project falls flat in the story department because of it. 

Bad ending: Despite pleads from fans of the series Bethesda decides to hoard the IP of Fallout for themselves. However they do listen to player feedback and try to fix these problems to make Fallout 5 just a little better. Yet ultimately Fallout 5′s story fails as a cohesive and a thought provoking piece of art. 

Worst ending: Bethesda, drunk off of the financial success that was Fallout 4, hoards the IP of Fallout for themselves, secretly working on Fallout 5 for another seven years without so much as an official announcement. They pass those seven years by selling remasters of Fallout 4, and Skyrim on new platforms. Gamers buy these releases because they are sheep, and with each copy sold Bethesda’s ego grows larger. When Fallout 5 is finally released it is a buggy unpolished mess. All pretenses of Fallout being a story driven RPG are gone, replaced with solid shooting mechanics, RNG styled dungeon crawling quests, and a new gimmick of the week. Some quests are ripped wholesale from successful mods, and any continuity of Fallout 1, 2 and New Vegas; are completely gone. Replaced with a continuity centering around Fallout 3 and 4. The previous identity of Fallout, that of a gallows humor based nuclear odyssey drenched in tragedy and human emotion, is scrubbed away. All that remains is that of sarcasm and wacky post apocalyptic shenanigans. Fallout as a thought provoking piece of art is dead. And people around the world merely know Fallout as “That post-apocalypse game where you can shoot mini-nukes.” 

Ramen hacks 101

Hey does anyone else have a lot of trouble getting out of bed and feeding themselves sometimes? Yeah me too. BUT I’ve basically gotten the cheap, easy, fast ramen thing down to a T by this point and thought I’d share it with you guys. It can be made very easily for any type of diet, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian. 

Time: Will vary depending on your ingredients, but at minimum it’ll take about 5-10 minutes. 

For just a soup base+noodles, you will need:

  • A package of cheap-ass ramen noodles - throw away the seasoning packet or save it to use with something else. Buy in bulk if you don’t want to go to the store every time you want noodles. If you’re gluten-free, get rice noodles or another gluten-free option. 
  • Miso paste - I got mine for about $3, and it lasts for a very long time in the fridge. Pro tip: it’s cheaper at an Asian grocery store or market if you have access to one.
  • Stock cube/paste - around $2 at my local grocery store. I went for low-sodium chicken stock cubes, but you use your preferred type.
  • Water - about 2-3 cups for one portion depending on how big your bowl is. Remember, if you’re adding in extras, the liquid level will rise. I’ve made that mistake way too many times.

If you want extras, some good options to mix and match at your preference/budget/convenience are

Vegetables:

  • Bean sprouts - super cheap at the grocery store. Just throw a handful in and call it a day. I like mine to still be a little crunchy so I do it in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Snow peas - ditto to the bean sprouts. Extras can be frozen.
  • Onion - I typically use half or a quarter of a white onion cut into thin slices, and tossed in the broth asap because I like it a bit more tender. Freeze the rest if you’re not going to be using it within the next few days.
  • Green onion/scallions - 1-2 will be good for one portion. Slice in thin disks, or on an angle if you’re fancy. Also you can use both the tops (green) and the bottoms (white), but that’s to your preference. I typically use these as a garnish, but you can add them in whenever you’d like.
  • Bok/pak choi - one of my favorite vegetables in the entire world. It can be found in most grocery stores nowadays, but is much cheaper at an Asian market if you have access to one. Cut off the very bottom part and then cut the pieces in half length-wise. Throw them in at the beginning if you like them softer, or in the last 3 minutes if you still want them a bit crunchy.
  • Spinach - just chuck in a handful whenever. Spinach can also be used frozen and is often cheaper to either buy it already frozen, or buy fresh in bulk and store it in your freezer to have forever. Get those vitamins!
  • Shredded carrot - you may not have the time/energy to shred carrots. Buy the pre-shredded kind and freeze whatever you have left over.
  • Corn - use frozen.
  • Mushrooms - slice thinly or buy pre-sliced. Add to broth toward the beginning.

Protein:

  • Tofu - silken tofu is usually the best option for this, but use whatever it is you have/can afford. Cut into small cubes and add whenever you’d like.
  • Soft-boiled egg - how to boil an egg or whatever your favorite method is.
  • Chicken - use leftover cooked chicken to add to your soup or slice a raw chicken breast thinly and poach it at a gentle simmer in the broth for 7-10 minutes or until it is white and opaque. It does take a little extra time, but you don’t actually have to do anything while it cooks and this will add extra flavor. Pre-marinated chicken is good for this as well (look for “Asian” flavors like soy, sesame, ginger, garlic, chili, etc.). Again, more expensive or time-consuming if you’re marinating it yourself, but it’s up to you. 
  • Shrimp - use pre-cooked frozen shrimp to save time and just dump in a handful. Buy the frozen stuff in bulk. Or, like with the chicken, poach raw shrimp in the broth until they are pink and opaque. 

Additional flavorings:

  • Garlic - either use a garlic crusher if you have it or just toss in thin slices into the pan with a little bit of veg or sesame oil for about 2 minutes, before you add your liquid. I buy pre-crushed frozen garlic that comes in little cubes and just pop them straight into whatever I’m cooking. There’s also that pre-crushed/chopped garlic in a paste or little jars. The pre-prepared stuff is more expensive than just buying bulbs of garlic BUT it will last you a while and saves a lot of time and energy.
  • Ginger - same as the garlic.
  • Chilis - chopped into thin disks. Take out the seeds and white part inside the chili if you don’t like it too spicy. Add as a garnish or into the broth if you like it a little spicier.
  • Hot sauce - use your favorite brand.
  • Chili oil - I got mine for about $1.50 and it’s a must-have for me in my soup. I drizzle a couple teaspoons on top when my soup is all done.
  • Soy sauce - light or dark soy is fine. Add as much or as little as you like.
  • Sesame oil - this is quite strong, so a little goes a long way. Use about a teaspoon.
  • Fish sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine/mirin/sake - these are great flavors but may be a bit harder to find and tend to be a little more expensive. Use about 1-2 teaspoons if you have it.
  • Cilantro - throw the stalks into your broth and strain them out afterward or just use the leaves as a garnish.
  • Lemon or lime - a squeeze to taste.
  • Sesame seeds - sprinkle on top.

Like I said, all the above ingredients are simply suggestions. It’s up to you to decide what you want, what you have the time and energy for, and what you can afford. This is just to show you the range of options.

Method:

  1. Prep whatever ingredients you’re using (slice/chop/take out of freezer). If you’re not using any, just go to step 2.
  2. Bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil. If you have an electric kettle, this will make the process much quicker.
  3. Add in your stock cube and miso paste and cook for about 2 minutes until they dissolve. You may want to stir a couple times just to help it along. 
  4. Add in whatever vegetables/protein/additional flavorings above suit your fancy and cook to your liking. 
  5. Add noodles and cook for 3 minutes. 
  6. Put food in bowl. Don’t worry about making it pretty. Garnish as you like.
  7. Put food in mouth. 

Done!

Put any leftover soup you may have into a tupperware or thermos and take it to work/school the next day. Or save it for 3-4 days in the fridge and heat it up when you’re hungry. 

Another pro tip: you can make the soup base in bulk and freeze whatever you don’t use. when you want soup but don’t want to go through the whole process again, stick the frozen soup in the microwave/melt in a pot on the stove, bring to a boil, add in your noodles/extras and you’re good to go.

Enjoy!

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How long did it take before Toshinori Yagi wasn’t fazed by coughing up blood…?

Some head-canons on All Might’s recovery from his fight (thinking it was a pretty slow recovery…) with Toxic Chainsaw (even though we all know who he really fought with, but spoilers pls).

Headcanons below <3

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Bitty doing the “My Boyfriend Does My Voice Over” tag on YouTube with Jack narrating him baking a pretty basic pie and Jack still manages to fumble most of it like:

  • “Okay, now I’m just throwing in some…salt?…NO, SUGAR! Sugar! You don’t put salt in pies.“
  • “You’ve got to cut this doughy bit into strips so that you can…weave a basket cover for the pie…I don’t know, it’s called the crust, eh.”
  • “I don’t…I don’t know what I’m doing…”

And then there’s him just gently chirping Bittle throughout.

  • “I never use pre-canned fruits even though that would save me loads of time and I could actually leave some cherries in the house for Jack to eat…”
  • “Oh I’m dancing now…probably to Beyonce.”
  • “I don’t like these pans I’m using. I complain about them all the time but I think I’m being slick.”

But mostly it’s just him being totally gone on Bitty

  • “That’s not my shirt. That’s Jack’s shirt that he’s been looking for for three weeks…it looks better on me though.”
  • “I think I’ll be really excited that Jack got me the new pan set I’ve been talking about for my birthday…but it’s a surprise.”
  • “I look really good in the light in our kitchen. That’s why Jack has so many pictures of me in here…cause I’m beautiful.”

SOMEONE PLEASE WRITE THIS!!!

mob psycho 100/ hp au - TEACHERS

ekubo: an unregistered and mysterious magical creature that feeds on other people’s magic. he’s the head of slytherin and teaches defense against the dark arts, although he seems to know more about how to conjure curses than how to protect one’s self against them.
he’ll fight alongside whoever he thinks is the most likely to win. because reigen know what he is, he’ll occasionally help him with random shenanigans. may or may not have attempted to kill mob a couple of times. somehow always gets away with it and puts the blame on reigen.

reigen: a muggle who managed to not only get into the wizarding world but also to study at hogwarts, graduate from it and get a teaching job there without being outed as a fake wizard. he’s excellent at magic theory and teaches potion making. he uses pre-enchanted gloves to do some things that obligatorily require magic, but he’s found a muggle way around many things in the wizarding world.
he uses mob to test out new spells to make enchanted objects that can be used by squibs and muggles, under the pretense of helping him control his wild magic. thankfully, it actually does help. 
despite what his robes may suggest (he just likes yellow, really), he was sorted in slytherin back when he was a student. having the nerve and cunning to get into hogwarts as a muggle impressed the sorting hat!

serizawa: an undercover death eater who works for toichiro suzuki. he was gifted with immensely powerful magic but as he is afraid of his own power, he put his wand inside an umbrella that apparently (?) restrains his powers.
he’s initially convinced he’s fighting for the right ideals but as his time spent teaching transfiguration to young wizards increases, he finds himself questioning everything he’s ever worked for. he was sorted in hufflepuff. he always manages to put any suspicion of him being a death eater on reigen.


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Bath Magic: Where to Begin

Hey y'all, C here. Today we’ll be talking in depth about the practice of bath magic. 

If you look around most traditional parts of the magical community, you’ll notice that bathing for ritual work or spell work is a fairly common practice. So what do I mean when I say that I specialize in bath magic? For me, bathing and witchcraft go hand in hand, and I do a ritual in the bath once a month at the very least. I’ve always loved the serenity and focus (not to mention complete selfishness) of taking baths, and so as I’ve grown into my craft it seemed like a natural place to draw magical energy. I find that the hot temperature of the water makes it very easy for me to get to a trance-like state (if not outright do trance work) and being naked in the water gives me a great place of vulnerability and rawness to begin any kind of spell work. T and I also use bathing in our shared craft to begin most of our major rituals, and that entails doing a cleansing bath with a special kind of locally made bath salts that we have been using since the very beginning. 

So what do my bath spells usually look like? To be honest, they vary a lot based on my resources at any given moment and the purpose of the spell. There are some things that I do every time such as: 

 • dedicating the bath for myself by placing a talisman or crystal (or other object I carry a lot/feel represents me) on the rim of the tub  

 • placing candles (often in corresponding magical colors and scents) around the tub and bathroom to add to the magical energy of the space 

 • making sure the water drawn is hot enough to remain warm for 40+ minutes and get me to a trancing state but not too hot as to burn my skin or make it uncomfortable for me to be in the water 

I also put something into the water every time I do bath magic, and in fact that is where I believe most of the magical intent is decided. This also widely varies with the type of spell. Some things I’ve done are: 

 • just throw in a handful of Epsom salts for a super basic cleansing. I also use these (in addition to some other ingredients) when I’m doing a real trance or astral travel or trying to communicate with a deity because they make me feel floatier in the water and therefore easier to forget my body

 • put in a few drops of different kinds of essential oils based on their magical associations

 • drop in some tea bags (like mint or chamomile or bags I’ve already used first for drinking) while the water is running to get a good infusion 

 • use bath salts that already have essential oils or herbs (or even glitter!) in the mixture. I use bath salts that I make myself, that T makes for me, and store bought and locally made mixtures, all with good results. It all depends on what I’m feeling at the time. 

 • use pre-made bath bombs, melts, and bubblers from Lush (although I’m sure one could use stuff like this from anywhere) based on the ingredients and names of the products. I’ve used Sex Bomb for a glamour and sex spell, Space Girl for glamour and deity exploration (I do a lot of glamours), etc. 

The practice of bath magic is great because we live in a society where bathing itself is so culturally charged to be reflective and purposeful. For that reason, it is also a great way to practice your craft that is not suspicious, or questioned by people you may live with. Even at their worst, taking long baths appears only over-indulgent. But I can live with that.

-C

Locker Room*

Pairing: Chris Evans x Reader
Rating: Explicit - 18+ only
Summary: There’s no real plot, maybe Reader wants to fool around in a locker room. Once again, this poor summary does not reflect my writing in general, I hope. Bear with me, please.
Word Count: 2.7k
Genre: NSFW/SMUT
Warnings: swearing, dirty talking, oral sex (both receiving), Chris being a butt guy [?], fingering and protected sex in a locker room, I guess.

Gifs used below aren’t mine, credit to the rightful owners.

    “Seriously Chris, why would you work out so late?” You whined, throwing your gym bag at the back of the car as you popped in, sitting next to him.

    “Listen, we both like this gym and this hour is the best time slot.” Your boyfriend huffed out a laugh, pecking your cheek and you buckled up the passenger seat belt.

    “There are other interesting ways to do exercises,” you wiggled your eyebrows, wandering your fingertips along his thigh and he rolled his eyes, starting the car. “If you do this to preserve your privacy then think about wearing something else than a cap. This became so obvious it’s Chris Evans hiding under.”

    “Always hilarious, Y/N,” he looked at the road, driving through Los  Angeles and you leaned your head against the seat, setting your running shoes on the dash. “You know it’s the job, I’m starting to film Infinity War in a couple of months now.”

    “Really, I had no idea… Captain Fucking Obvious.” Your eyes stared straight through the window as he glanced at you with his eyebrows furrowed, giving you his special look he used whenever you used sarcasm and a small laugh slipped through your lips.

    Once you’d finally reached the gym club opened at night, you both headed towards the different locker rooms and you got rid of your bag and jacket. You finally joined your boyfriend in the room - with some other people - and you saw him already working out as he focused on the upper part of his body.

    You smiled and as Chris sent you a wink, you tried to leave this glorious sight of him flexing his biceps, grunting lightly or tensing his back so much that you could’ve drawn the muscles through his T-shirt. You couldn’t help but internally gush over how very handsome he looked like this and how sexy his athletic outfit embraced all his muscles tightening then relaxing.

    Shaking your head slightly, you chose to concentrate the hard work on your legs for the night and you climbed on your favorite device, trying to forget the thoughts flying above your mind.

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    Cost a horrible boss all the profits from selling his company.

    I met an amazing mentor while doing my masters in the US who hired me to work for a company where he was the COO after I graduated. I’m an immigrant to the US, so my visa is conditioned upon being employed: get fired, and I would quickly get deported back to the Middle East.

    The CEO of that company was planning on selling the company to a much larger British firm, so he wanted to maximize revenue in the short term so that he could get a better price for it. He also had a huge ego, and so did the sales VP. She was convinced that I was too young and inexperienced for my job and tried to sabotage me quite often.

    Part of my job was ensuring that we respected out terms of use for the data we bought from our suppliers: I would make sure that our customers used it in the pre-approved way, that the engineers used and encrypted the right data for each product, and that we reported usage and sales accurately so that the suppliers could bill us.

    Well the sales VP and the CEO had approved a bunch of deals where they allowed a customer to use the data in a way that breached our supplier contracts and underreported sales to the supplier, so that they could pad the company’s revenue and get a bigger payout once they sold it. I brought it up to them because I thought they might have gotten the contract terms wrong at first but they threatened to fire me and have me deported if I didn’t go along. Whistleblowing would’ve just gotten me deported anyway since the suppliers were not based in the US.

    One of the suppliers asked to audit our reported sales data, but the CEO kept delaying the audit and hid it from the British firm who was going to buy us.

    I kept track of every single transaction they made in that way, however. After the British firm bought that company, I was one of the people they kept on because I was managing the product lines really well at the time. I got along with the new owners quite well.

    So when they decided to review the contracts and discovered the audit, I gave them every single file I had on those fraudulent transactions. The company had been in breach of contract with several suppliers and I had the paper trail to prove it.

    The new owners immediately worked with the supplier to address the issue and reimburse them. They then claimed that this additional expense had been incurred before the purchase (since the audit predated it), deduced it and the revenue based on it from the company’s total value, and then took that out of the payout that they were supposed to give the CEO and VP. Those two assholes didn’t make a single cent off of selling their company, and that’s after they had worked on it for 6 years.

    It’s not “stupid” for anyone to be named anything. There are no rules saying you can only use the boring, pre existing ~name words~. There’s nothing wrong with using anything as a name or making up your own name.

    I’m seeing healthy, class privileged people who should know better telling people to calm down about what just happened in the US House.

    What is a pre-existing condition? It’s anything an insurer can use to claim you pose a higher risk to their profitability. It’s class transformed into calculus, basically. The more status you have, the less you’ll pay. Now, the US right wing will claim is that, as things stand, healthy people will be forced to pay more because they are paying for the care of sicker people. (Of course, this is the original objective of insurance: shared risk.) Why should healthy people pay more? is the question being asked. The question is grotesque individualist garbage. The rhetoric behind it is the class warfare wedge capitalists (owners and bureaucrats who support them) will use to get ordinary Americans to support high-risk pools for people who have had health (mental and physical) problems. This means a woman who has had a C-section birth should pay more for her maternity care than a woman who has been able to deliver “naturally”. Or, it means a bipolar person or an assault victim, both who require special considerations while they receive any care, should pay more for the same care other people receive. Because they pose more of a financial risk to the insurer not because they pose more of a health risk to anybody else. Being healthy and able-bodied becomes yet another tool, like whiteness or wealth, to solidify class hierarchy.

    The MacArthur Amendment that passed is not about kicking people off healthcare directly. It’s about giving people the choice to pay more or not to pay at all. It’s disgusting. And it’s ridiculous for elitists, in order to compose a quiet peace for their privileged lives (because you care more about peace than equity), to insist people stop worrying about something that is a very serious problem.

    Sure, people won’t be kicked off insurance. They’ll be coerced into choosing not to be insured. I have no doubt that should the Democrats bargain with Republicans, they will make room for negotiations about risk that will injure poor people. Nancy Pelosi has already forecasted Democrats do not support healthcare as a right. American liberals see healthcare as a consumer issue, not as a human right.

    When your neighbor needs help, you should help cover the costs of the help they seek and any care they receive. That’s the truth. That’s the right thing. And if we did this, all of us, everyday, the need for corporate interference in care would be greatly diminished, even in capitalism. Care would be cheap and it would be good.

    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a terrifying neurological condition characterised by migraines, hallucinations, and especially the sufferer’s perception that one is bigger or smaller than they actually are.

    While poorly understood, the condition is linked to hallucinogenic drug use and pre-existing conditions. AiWS can also be caused by abnormal amounts of electrical activity causing abnormal blood flow in the parts of the brain that process visual perception and texture. To put the illness into perspective, a 17-year-old male, Michael Huang, described his odd symptoms: “quite suddenly objects appear small and distant or large and close. I feel as I am getting shorter and smaller ‘shrinking’ and also the size of persons are not longer than my index finger. Sometimes I see the blind in the window or the television getting up and down, or my leg or arm is swinging. I may hear the voices of people quite loud and close or faint and far.

    The Real Top 100 NHL players of all time
    1. Wayne Gretzky
    2. Bobby Orr
    3. Alex Ovechkin
    4. Sidney Crosby
    5. PK Subban
    6. the amount of people annoyed by the fans of a stanley cup winning team
    7. Alex Trebek
    8. All of Me by John Legend
    9. Fifth Harmony
    10. Marntin
    11. When players use their water bottles upside down
    12. refs who swear at players
    13. Brad marchand’s nose
    14. the worm lawson crouse ate on a boat
    15. “Hanifin, That’s gotta be a battle win”
    16. Nate Mac’s OT winner against Sweden
    17. JAHNNY HACKEYY 
    18. johnny hockey ™
    19. the faces mitch marner made when they were reviewing his shootout goal
    20. henrik lundqvist sucking this year
    21. Las Vegas Golden Knights
    22. the bear that roars when the bruins get a power play
    23. oscar klefboms nickname being sexbomb
    24. taylor hall going from being cheered to booed in his return to edmonton
    25. I once was a kid with the other little kids Now I’m whippin’ up shows and ‘em fans goin’ wild with us Tell mommy I’m sorry This life is a party, i’m never growing up.
    26. John Scott
    27. Auston Matthews four goals in his first ever NHL game
    28. The Oilers being tied for top of the pacific in January
    29. the atlantic being an absolute mess
    30. totinos pizza rolls
    31. brad marchand calling himself “best player”
    32. martin jones and cam talbot being basically the same person
    33. Zdeno Chara breaking the hardest shot record every time he made it to the NHL All Star Game
    34. Evgeny Kuznetsov at one point being the highest scorer on the Washington Capitals
    35. People who say “every team has bad fans” slowly realizing it always seems to be flyers fans
    36. some old guy who makes “They have ice joke” about a southern team
    37. Tom “Daddy” Wilson 
    38. all the WAGs
    39. Sidney crosby’s tim horton’s commercials with Nate Mac
    40. The Merry Christmas banner i still have hanging in my apartment
    41. All the pet names Andre Burakovsky comes up for his teammates
    42. teams with star wars nights
    43. Paul Pierce
    44. the habs cwhl affiliate Les Canadiennes being 100x better than them
    45. nature documentaries
    46. people who cry at alarming noises (me)
    47. all the cats in the whole world
    48. some cool birds
    49. Jack Eichel trying to politely say the evergaldes tour was the worst thing he has ever done in his life
    50. connor becoming a daddy
    51. People who really want Nuge to shave
    52. the ship name McNugget in general
    53. Team USA beating Team Canada in the shootout at world juniors and canadians acting like it didn’t count because it was the shootout.
    54. Babcock having to buy wine for underage in his own country auston matthews
    55. self love the size of alex ovechkin’s
    56. boys wearing nail polish
    57. when you have “hey Siri” turned on and she just starts randomly talking to you.
    58. NHL Combine pictures
    59. the fact that the NFL fucking added dodge ball to the probowl
    60. the NHL taking away the brakaway challenge and then using almost exclusively breakaway challenge footage for their “best all star moments” montages.
    61. Jaromir Jagr breaking Gordie Howe’s age record
    62. Zdeno Chara being three kids in a trench coach
    63. Mitch marner being carded for a rated R movie
    64. Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE
    65. just guys bein dudes
    66. People who have to make their bed before they get back into it
    67. Connor Mcdavid (20) getting 100 points the same year Shawn Thornton (39) does as well.
    68. matt martin high sticking his own teammate and proceeding to yell at the other team about it anyway
    69. Jazzy Kadri
    70. Jake Gardiner’s rivalry with Jazzy Kadri
    71. Jake Gardiner’s sister being significantly hotter than him
    72. The lost look Jake Gardiner always has on his face
    73. Braden Holtby’s just all around style
    74. “why would i be the one to get the ring?”
    75. Zdeno Chara threatening to eat sidney crosby as a chirp. 
    76. Moana
    77. Wayne Simmonds finally making it to the NHL all star game
    78. steve dangles tweet about tim thomas shooting a tv in a chik fil a
    79. Geno’s terrible flip phone he used to film pres obama
    80. mixing up the “dad” contact and the “daddy” contact in your phone.
    81. only using snapchats for the filters
    82. Nicki Minaj’s masterpiece “Get On Your Knees” featuring Ariana Grande
    83. finnish draco malfoy valtteri filppula
    84. the count down clock on Claude Julien’s career while Therrien remains unthreatened.
    85. Carey Price not resigning with the habs when his contract runs out
    86. the fact that no one knows who Lupul is anymore
    87. Roman Josi not being the hottest Pred since the Subban trade
    88. adam mcquaid actually scored???
    89. that time Jaromir Jagr hooked evgeni malkin so noticably and the bruins scored in OT because of it
    90. bill clinton mispronouncing yzerman really bad
    91. saad not being that good 
    92. the fact that bobrovsky is literally going to win torts the jack adams
    93. nikita zaitsev actually having a son
    94. kitty sneezes
    95. kazoos
    96. all star by Smashmouth but every word is somebody
    97. Connor McDavid (97 get it)
    98. the oh mama don’t you cry usa hockey chant
    99. drake
    100. the fact that i came up with 100 things