wish customer service jobs operated w video game standards, so a customer would come up to me and i’d say “greetings traveler! looking to trade?” and they’d only had 4 options for their response
i’d just stand there wiping down the same part of the counter for 8 hours until my shift ended and then id drop everything and walk away and if you tried to interact with me i’d just keep running into you silently until you moved
Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house
Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies.
Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable.
Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around.
Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times.
Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience.
American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl.
Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle.
I recently had a “Fuck it, I’m confident in my shooting ability” moment and came out to a bunch of my semi-conservative co-workers at a BBQ (I work for a rural fire department), And one of them started to awkwardly scoot away from me, so I said “Don’t worry dude, you’re not my type, I’m only interested in attractive men”. All of my other coworkers started laughing at the dude I said it to and a couple of them complimented me on my comeback.
The moral of the story is, When you come out to a new group of People, target the first person to look uncomfortable and roast them into oblivion.
Maybe all the twentysomethings are obsessed with cartoons because all the “adult” shows show the same traumas, frustrations, and anxieties we already have to deal with 24/7.
Sometimes you just wanna watch a princess of power or a magical alien child do fancy magic stuff in a lower-stakes world where you can be reasonably sure you won’t be subjected to depictions of extreme violence, gore, assault, and sex without warning, ya dig?
It’s true and you should say it
so much adult media likes to pretend hopelessness and pessimism and cynicism are something profound instead of the same depressing nonsense that you can find self-righteous assholes spouting on any given corner of the internet
society acts like we’re supposed to outgrow hope somewhere between sixteen and twenty-two and it’s absolute bullshit
being an adult isn’t about giving up
hold on, let me repeat that
just in case y'all didn’t hear me in the back
being an adult isn’t about giving up
side note: during the 2016 election, i realized i had only watched Cartoon Network / DisneyXD / etc or Netflix and did not see a single fucking political or pharma ad
I used to love dystopian fiction, but living in a dystopia has made me want to watch escapist bullshit that makes me laugh and helps me forget that the world is on fire and the bad guys are winning.
most relatable melodramatic fox mulder moment was when scully walked in on him sitting in the dark and was like “what are you thinking about” and he said “oh, the usual. destiny, fate, how to throw a curve ball. the inextricable relationships in our lives that are neither accidental nor somehow in our control, either”…………. he gets it
i learned that there was an early 1900s act named “Sober Sue”, who’s draw was she never smiled. A theater offered $1000 to any one who could make her laugh, attracting big comedians. Crowds came out to watch them try, and fail, giving them a free show. Later it came out that Sue suffered from facial paralysis (x)
I also want to make it abundantly clear this is why people say “fuck cops” and why “Blue Lives Matter” is bullshit. It may only be a “handful” of corrupt cops (which is also bullshit) but it’s the entire institution behind them that enables them and refuses to take any form of accountability. Every single cop is complicit. Every single one.
see honestly i am the easiest person to impress because literally no one has ever really bought me flowers or taken me dancing or on a picnic or any of that romantic junk and i would just melt at any of it
Here’s the first set of glove gesture gifs we’ve created! Please feel free to save them and use them for all your reaction gif needs~ We watermarked them so you don’t have to worry so much about giving credit (just don’t try to say you made them lol)
Many many more coming in the future, as well as some fun behind-the-scenes footage :3