if you’re a writer i wish u a very plot/story/character epiphany
i hate the tech industry so much. FUCK apple. i hate minimalism and sleekness. oooohhh we made this computer the thickness and weight of a piece of construction paper. you cant plug anything into it and it has 2 gb of storage space. ooooh it has no power button isnt that conceptual? look at how sleek it is. its battery lasts 5 minutes and if you touch it with any more force than the gentlest whisper of a rose petal it will shatter and we intentionally designed it to be impossible to repair on your own. it will break on its own in a year tops. ooh its so sleek and efficient
Okay but there are several reasons that are kinda interesting
1) fast food restaurants cannot advertise to children anymore, so that means no more bright colors and child friendly mascots
2) McDonalds and the like have been loosing ground to “fresh fast food” chains like Chipotle for the better part of two decades, and this style is meant to emulate that more clean, “mature” style.
3) Resale on property. See, fast food isn’t doing as well as it did in the 90s-early 2000s, and where it used to be fairly rare to have a fast food place close, now a days you might have a location close, and good luck selling the old, branded building to a completely different business. You know those closed Pizza Huts that just sorta sit there forever, very clearly having been a Pizza Hut? Well as it turns out, most businesses don’t want to buy a building that is recognizably from a different brand. You’d basically have to tear down the building and start over, a costly decision when there are plenty of plain looking spaces that you can buy/rent and put a lot less cost into renovations. So for a fast food chain now, it’s far better to have a plain “this could be any sort of counter service place, just change the signs!” In case you have to close that location and sell the building.
Basically fast food places look like this now because fast food is an industry that is well past it’s peak profits, and businesses must plan for their eventual closure and for their building to simply be absorbed into the next trend or monopoly.
This makes sense but also there’s an urgent care in my area that has the pizza hut roof
Hospitals are struggling for nurses right now because people are leaving the profession entirely or leaving for temporary travel contract positions that pay well. They have been treated poorly, underpaid for the work they do, and inadequately protected this year, and they’re done.
My brother in law said they’re advertising for a position in his normal unit, offering twice his salary. But they won’t offer him extra to stay after risking his life working in the COVID unit for months, so he’s out. It’s absolutely insulting, and so many industries are going to have a major reckoning coming up.
My father retired early because they refused to hire just one person to help with the work load. They had to hire 5 people to replace him.
This is a common occurrence amongst his retired coffee group.
One lady was a head nurse that ran two floor at her hospital. They wanted her to take on more work. She agreed to do so oy if they gave her a small raise and hired an assistant for her. They refused so she retired early. They had to replace her with 20 people.
You are NOT replaceable!!! They tell you this to make you complacent to their exploration of you.
I hate the whole backlash like ‘you say touch starved but you actually just mean horny’ NO I mean when I was getting my hair cut there was a moment where the hairdresser tilted my head to the side and the top of my head brushed his chest and my brain short circuited with endorphins because it thought I was being held
Because casual, platonic affection is so taboo in our society that whenever anyone wants to hold a friend’s hand or snuggle on the couch, it is automatically assumed they must be after sex. This is especially true if the person in question was socialized as a man.
relating all physical affection to sex really messes with people’s need for physical contact with others. it teaches us to isolate ourselves and deny ourselves critical interactions lest we be mistaken for pursuing sex. this is really isolating for people who are sex-indifferent, sex-repulsed, or asexual, but it affects everyone.
Does anyone else always write more than they expect/intend to?
me on the first chapter of the fic: this should be about three chapters total :)
me on chapter seventeen, still not done: it appears that i have made a grave mistake
me on chapter sixty-five, still not done: (┛ಠ_ಠ)┛彡┻━┻
listen I’m just dreading the day when they’re gonna screw us over and close this site for lack of use. you already see people talking like “oh I miss Tumblr” all the time like we’re not still RIGHT FREAKING HERE enjoying our fandom shenanigans in real time…like half the memes on Twitter and Insta are just reposted from here??? uh?? what is that saying???
like I KNOW that Tumblr usage has plummeted and half the blogs that follow me are probably dormant by now. I know that. but if other social media outlets aren’t gonna learn a thing or two about hiding follower counts or allowing tag-based organization or ACTUALLY SHOWING POSTS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER FOR ONCE, then I don’t want them touching this one
seriously what on EARTH are you talking about
Speaking of lack of use… Guys, please reblog stuff. That is how this website works - unlike something like instagram, which has all sorts of metrics that influence how a post disseminates based on likes, the only way for someone to see a post here on tumblr, other than from the tags, is if someone else reblogs it. Not just in an “it helps the artist” way (although that too), but in a, “this participation is how we keep this website alive” way. Likes make the poster feel good (do them too, if you want!), but the great thing about Tumblr is that is it not (is less?) beholden to those algorithmic metrics that ru(i)n all the other sites, and the only way we have that is because we reblog posts, so tumblr doesn’t have to do it.
people make a lot of touch-starved gay jokes about Lush but the truth is it’s not a gay experience, it’s a human experience. no one is safe, no one is immune.
you walk in there for the first time thinkin’ I’m gonna buy some hand soap today and then some dude who smells like something impossible, like he’s being described by a YA author, he smells like lavender, leather, and the steam coming from hot pavement after a short summer rain,
That guy. He comes up to you and he asks if he can help you sample something. He leads you to a small, metal basin of water. It’s so pastoral, it’s so quaint. You can imagine it sitting beside your bed with a porcelain pitcher in your farm cottage for you to use to wash your face in the morning.
He rolls up your sleeve a bit, and you awkwardly apologize for not doing it yourself, and he says it’s fine.
Sir LeatherRain gently rinses your hand in the warm water, and then he dries it off attentively. Then he massages some of the product into your palm. It’s the cinnamon bean massage bar. He says “don’t you love how it feels warm as you rub it in?”
He’s making more direct eye contact with you than you’ve ever made in your entire life.
As he finishes, a woman who smells like coffee beans and pink-skied winter sunrises approaches and says “oh I LOVE that product.”
You know it’s about the sell. It’s transactional, but you’re in love. You can’t help it.
You’re also More uncomfortable than you’ve ever been in your entire life.
As you walk away to the register, you clench your hand and unclench it like Mr. Darcy when he touches Elizabeth Bennet’s hand to help her out of a coach.
As someone who’s worked at Lush I assure you it’s just as weirdly intimate to be the one rubbing lotions into other people’s skin
oh thank god
Lush has some bizarro magic going on i once wore a hat i’d knitted into a lush shop and one of the staff members casually complimented it and i went home and i got half way through knitting them one to take into the shop as a gift before i realised how fucking whacked out a thing that would be to do like i was ensorcelled there was spell work upon me
obsessed with this
Really happy to see this at my local library
OOOOH. *happy YA librarian dance*
I want this in every library, everywhere. After all, some kids won’t even google this stuff because they don’t want parents/siblings checking their browser history.
This is really awesome. And if you’re not familiar with how the Dewey Decimal system works - the numbers subject-based, which means these numbers are applicable in EVERY library. So if you see something you want to research on this list - look for those same numbers in any of your local libraries.
This is wonderful.
Reblogging to possibly save a life
Emphasis for Dewey Decimal System:
if you’re not familiar with how the Dewey Decimal system works - the numbers subject-based, which means these numbers are applicable in EVERY library
No matter where you are in the world, this will work.
My husband has informed me that around 2-3am he woke up to muffled screaming and discovered that the cat had pulled open the Tupperware drawer and crawled inside, but her weight had closed the drawer and she was stuck inside and needed rescuing.
Permission to laugh?
I mean I definitely laughed
how does a cat open a cupboard drawer?
With her little criminal paws
can we see the little criminal?
^^^ This cat is a delinquent
her only crime is being more beautiful than everyone else
False she also knocks over trash cans
TerpTheatre @TerpTheatre 3d
We’re sorry, there won’t be interpreters at the event where you are presenting about Deaf things, sign language, and interpreting.
No problem, I’ll present in ASL without interpretation. Hearing people will have to get by.
TerpTheatre @TerpTheatre. 2d
I presented for 25 minutes, and opened with a couple of slides in written English that explained the situation. Told them to stay, so that they could “learn a lesson they didn’t come here for.” They all did.
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Suzanne Collins read about Roman history, which inspired her to write her successful book series The Hunger Games, which was later adapted to a movie series, which inspired a successful pvp mod in Minecraft called Hunger Games, which sparked interest in the ‘battle royale’ genre in video games leading to games like DayZ and PUBG, which inspired Epic Games to retool their builder-shooter game Fortnite into a battle royale game which became so successful that Epic Games decided to pick a fight with Apple.
Person: “What’s your favorite song?”
Me with no object permanence: “UhHhHhh, it’s hard to choose.”
Person: “So, what hobbies do you have?”
My mind: *goes blank*
Some guy: what’s your favourite film?
Me: I have never seen a film in my life
little used fantasy trope i love: when two people are playing cards in a shady bar and it’s the tense moment where they show their hand but it’s a fantasy so they can’t say things like “full house” or “royal flush” so they same some nonsense like “three crowns and a dead crow” and the crowd is like “oooOOHH” so we know that’s good
Other character smirks: “Well, I’ve got a castle on four omens.”
The crowd “oohs” louder, so we know that it’s Much Better™️
thats how i feel watching scenes with regular cards