Hey, guys. So I’m working anywhere between 8 to 12 hours six days a week at the moment, so… don’t expect that I’m gonna be updating anytime soon. I’ll write when I can, but I’ll be lucky if I get my secret santa done at this rate, lol!
Thanks for your understanding, guys. Regular writing will probably commence probably more in March XD
The Women Working in NYC's Nail Salons Are Treated More Terribly Than You Can Imagine
About four years ago, I was at a 24-hour spa in Koreatown. It’s one of the Vogue top-secret best-bet salons—a really unusual place. It was my birthday, and I treated myself to a pedicure at 10 AM. And I said to the woman, “It’s so crazy that this is a 24-hour salon. Who works the night shift?” And she says, “I work the night shift.” And I said, “Well, it’s daytime. Who works the day shift? What do you mean?”
And she said, “I work six days a week, 24 hours a day, I live in a barracks above the salon, and on the seventh day, I go home to sleep in my bedroom in Flushing, and then I come right back to work.”
And I was like, This woman’s in prison. People had to shake her to keep her awake. And then she would do a treatment. I just thought it was crazy.
“Both my husband and I work in retail. I’ve worked for eighteen years at the Macy’s on 34th street. I wake up at 5:30 every morning, make the kids breakfast, and get them to school by 7:30. Then I go to work for six hours, then take my son to therapy, and pick up my daughter from dance practice. We catch the nineteen bus to the two train, and ride it to the last stop. We’re normally home by seven so I have time to eat dinner before going to sleep at nine. I’m busting my hump for these kids. My parents were from the Dominican Republic. My dad only finished the third grade. He’d always tell me to finish school, but it never really went beyond words. He never helped me with my homework. He was always working and he just didn’t know any better. So I’m making sure that I’m involved with everything. I go to the open houses, the meetings, and all the school functions. I’m busting my hump so they won’t have to.”
Revenge of the Sith | Behind the Scenes | The Jedi Training
In order to prepare for his stunts and the much-anticipated duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hayden Christensen was required to arrive in Sydney
back in 2003
three months prior to the Revenge of the Sith filming. He did six hours of sword fighting and another two hours of training
an hour solid of weights and an hour of cardiovascular work. He also had to eat six times a day to bulk up for his role of the fallen Jedi. In the end, he added 11 kilograms to his frame.
The main part of his training constituted of rehearsing his fight scenes with Kyle Rowling (Count Dooku’s stunt double) and Michael Byrne (Palpatine’s stunt double), with whom he practiced for his duel with Obi-Wan. Nick Gillard received his own small camera crew from George Lucas and filmed the entire process as test shoots for the stunts and lightsaber battles in Episode III, which means that Hayden Christensen not only filmed most of his stunts and swordfighting, but also participated in the test shoots and thus became an integral part of the creative process behind the choreography of his own fight scenes.
Agdar was growing impatient. It was parent-teacher conferences and he was one of the last appointments for the teacher, and then he had to go to the pharmacy and pick up his kids’ allergy pills, go to the store, and then make dinner before tucking his son and two year old daughter to bed.
After that, he had to do whatever else needed to be done at home before going to night school online and then take the dog out before getting a few hours sleep. He had to then get up, drop his daughter off at her day care, and then drop his son off at school, and then going to his minimum paying job to work for six and a half hours, pick them up and then redo everything. Well, that’s what happens when your ex-wife is a whore who refuses to see or even help out with her kids, leaving Agdar to care for them both in every way that a responsible parent can.
It didn’t leave much, if any, time for him. In any sense of the word. Some days he’d be so caught up in the pattern, he would forget to eat, change, shower, or shave or sleep. Today was the later, and he felt dead on his feet, but he was still here for his son.
Response Parody to @djsmell‘s sans Parody ‘Stronger Than You’.
HOLY CRAP this was so much fun to do! I discovered djsmell’s parody a week ago or so, but the idea to do a response to it didn’t hit me until late last night, while talking to Tekid. I was just singing along and started changing the lyrics, and realized it sounded a lot like Chara talking, and everything just took off from there. Then I spent about six hours working and reworking the harmony from this morning into the early afternoon, then added in the sound effects and fixed the balance between all the parts.
Fun fact: playing this alongside the original sans parody has some of the lines line up, and hearing them say ‘dirty brother killer’ at the same time gave me CHILLS. And I don’t mean to brag, but the crescendo and chord progression at ‘I’m made of fury, I’m made of anger, I am DETERMINATION’ absolutely KILLED me when I listened back to it the first time.
Anyways! Please enjoy! And thank you again to djsmell for the inspiration!
Vocals and SFX performed by EmilianModeMusic. Attack SFX courtesy of zeviox on YouTube.
Edit: I had more people than I expected trying to listen to both sans and Chara’s versions at the same time, and some people were having trouble synching them up, so I took the liberty of removing the harmonies from my version and messing with the balance a bit to make sure that both parts can be heard clearly against one another. You can find this version here!
As the nation’s founding fathers strut and fret upon the stage of Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, Jason Bassett plays an unseen role, perched on a snug triangular wooden platform about 10 feet above them.
While the cast of the smash-hit hip-hop musical “Hamilton” weaves through fast-paced raps and intricate wordplay, he follows them word for word, calling the show’s 856 lighting cues and 40 set cues with rapid-fire, split-second timing.
But overseeing the spectacle is just part of Mr. Bassett’s job as the musical’s production stage manager. Working six days a week, often 12 hours a day, he is responsible—with the help of two assistants—for managing the show’s behind-the-scenes aspects. That also includes organizing rehearsals, coordinating between creative and technical crews and solving problems, such as how to replace an ensemble member mid-show.