I saw this on Tiktok and thought it needed to be passed on. Pololū Valley is sacred land currently at risk of being developed into yet another “scenic tourist attraction” for profit. Activists like @/melemaikalanimakalapua on Tiktok are fighting to have this petition seen by as many people as possible in order to prevent the senseless destruction of this land.
Note that the petition says not to donate to change.org–donations to change.org do NOT protect Pololū Valley.
I hope that by spreading this to tumblr, I can help it reach more people. Please sign this and reblog it if you can!
A bit late to announce this, but today, Wednesday July 21 at 3pm EST, I’ll be reading a special Hi Nay short story entitled “Hunger”, centreing on the character of George Langford at the Short Story Salon!
Additionally, myself and Reg will be joining TWO OTHER panels this week, the previously announced Women At The Helm panel on July 23, Friday, at 4pm EST
And the Audio Drama-Rama on Sunday, July 25, at 5PM EST.
Come join usFOR FREE by registering for the event at podcastweek.live/storytelling and using the code HINAY at checkout.
Last one tomorrow! Join us with the AMAZING people from Night Vale, Rusty Quill, Look Up and Planet M!
Something of a graphics error, but it’ll be Motzie on the panel instead of Reg! Hope you all can make it, but if not, recordings of each session will go up the day after! We’ll be posting all three sessions here once storytelling podcast week concludes!
Remember if you’re out at a store and someone says “This is a robbery” you can say “no it’s not” and then the robber will leave because theyre a robber and this is no longer a robbery .
You can not just say this without dropping the whole story
My dads coworker is at the front and this man comes Up and hands him a document.
The coworker took a Look at the document and while he couldn’t read the things written by Hand, because he wasn’t wearing his glases, he did notice the Logo of a different Bank so he’s like:
“Oh, sorry sir you can’t do that here! You have to go to the other Bank for this :)”
The man, visibly confused leaves, but dosen’t take the document with him.
The coworker, now just as confused as the Guy actually Takes Out his glases and reads the hand written part:
This is a robbery
Can you imagine trying to rob a god damn bank and the teller just cheerfully tells you to go rob the competition instead
I worked as a bank teller for several years and a few things you should know, bank robberies happen far more frequently than you might think and they come in waves. When a bank gets robbed a notification with photos goes to all banks in the area to be on the lookout. And there are two kinds of robbery, the pass the note and the takeover (what you see in movies).
So our branch had had a big takeover robbery as well as a note one. We also had a teller that had transferred to our branch after having been through a robbery. She was sweet as apple pie, hair up to the ceiling, southern lady who had just been through multiple robberies.
A guy comes in and hands her a folded note. Her immediate thought was “this guy needs to learn you don’t hand bank tellers notes. I am just not going to read that.” So how the conversation goes:
Her: how can I help you today?
Him: I’m here to get money
Her: great *hands him a withdrawal slip*
Him: all the information is on the paper
Her: to process the transaction I need you to put it on my piece of paper
SO HE FILLS OUT A WITHDRAWAL SLIP. Meanwhile another coworker is looking at her latest robbery notification email thinking the guy at the window looks a lot like him but the teller is calm and seems to be following standard transaction.
Back at the window the teller notices his name on the withdrawal slip doesn’t match the name on the account so she asks for his ID. He once again tells her all the relevant info is on the folded note but also gives her his ID and says it is his dad’s account. She tells him he will need a check from his dad to get cash. He grabs the note and leaves.
ONE HOUR LATER
Two new robbery notifications hit our emails, both branches within a mile. It is our guy. Teller goes over to the manager and sheepishly informs them he was here and the time. Security department is notified as are local police and the FBI. The FBI comes over believing that these poor tellers had been robbed for the 3rd time in a month and take her statement. She is completely embarrassed telling them how everything went down and he kept signaling to the note and telling her to read it but she was just done.
To which this FBI agent of 40 years who has been to the scene of many bank robberies (several at this branch in recent weeks) says: Ok. Let me see if I got this right, he came in fully intending to rob you. He gave you the note and you just…refused to read it? So he left and went to the bank literally across the street, handed them the exact same note, and they just handed him five grand? Do I have that correct?”
Her: I am so embarrassed
FBI: this is best thing I have ever heard. He even handed you his ID! Holy-
Her: I feel so dumb!
FBI: don’t! This is the best thing I have ever heard. This is going to be in training courses. (He sat there giddy for at least 5 more minutes)
there weren’t enough abysses so they built a new one. it has an arcade
What in the fuck
it’s called the Deep Dive Dubai, and as of a few days ago it’s the deepest swimming pool in the world! (surpassing Deepspot)
It’s a horrifying abyss of calamity luxury diving center that breaks the world record at 60m (196 feet) deep. For reference, imagine like…a 20 story apartment building. Which is what its design is based on actually—an abandoned apartment building! Fun lifelike props simulate environments you will find naturally occurring on the ocean floor (in a few centuries anyway, when the flood times come) including:
a garage (car included)
bathrooms (use is strongly frowned upon)
an underwater library (well, it’s all underwater. nice magazine collection though)
graffiti (i like the puffer fish with the shocked pikachu expression)
i don’t actually remember drawing this comic, once i opened procreate i blacked out as the spirit of Shitposing possessed my mortal body once again
[ID: A two-panel comic of Peter and Elias. Peter, standing against a foggy turquoise background, says, “Elias, I… like your eyes.” The comic cuts to Elias, whose eyes are huge, gray, and shiny. He says, “Thanks, I stole them from Jonah Magnus <3.″ The words “I’m sorry” are written in all caps under the comic.
Character designs: Peter is pale-skinned, has white hair and a beard, and wears a sailor hat, navy coat, and blue scarf. Elias is thin and pale-skinned with short gray hair, a thin mustache, a dark tie, a white dress shirt, and a gray blazer. /end ID]