Belated Meta/Reviews for Episodes 4&5

May. 28th, 2017 06:27 pm
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I remain behind on everything so many of life's sundries at the minute, and am still time-shifting all viewing.

Fingers crossed I am getting back into the knack of meta/reviewing. As before, I am sticking these up on AO3. If you're interested they are here: Knock Knock & Oxygen.

Thank you.

Comments are always welcome. Replies to those may also be a tad belated.
Sorry.

YU-GI-OH!

May. 28th, 2017 01:33 pm
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Just Make That Your Uniform Response

May. 28th, 2017 05:00 pm
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Supermarket | Sheffield, England, UK

(I work part-time at a very large British supermarket chain and all employees have to wear a reasonably brightly coloured uniform that has the name of the supermarket written on it four times, and a name badge, also with the supermarket’s name as well as our own.)

Customer: “Do you work here?”

Me: *dies a little inside and puts on big fake smile* “…yes.”

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Calculated Imagery

May. 28th, 2017 04:30 pm
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High School | AL, USA

(During AP Calculus class I notice something odd about the logo on the front of the solutions manual and raise my hand:)

Me: “Why is there a guy riding a dolphin while blowing a trumpet on the cover of the solutions book?”

Teacher: “Isn’t that how you feel when you’re doing calculus? If you don’t feel like you’re riding a dolphin and blowing a trumpet while you’re doing calculus, then you’re doing something wrong!”

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Taking Meetings Like A Boss

May. 28th, 2017 04:00 pm
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(It’s 7:55 am on a Friday morning.)

Boss: “I have to go to a meeting.”

Coworker: “What kind of crazy person schedules an 8:00 am Friday meeting?”

Boss: “I did.”

Coworker: “Oh…”

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Paying For Your Laziness

May. 28th, 2017 03:00 pm
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Clothing Store, Mall | Ireland

(I work at a four-storey mall on the third floor. An elderly woman walks up to me, asking to double-check the price of the dress she is holding, which is on sale. I go to the cash register to check it.)

Me: “It costs [amount].”

Customer: “I don’t know if I have enough money on my credit card, but I want this dress.”

Me: “We have ATMs on the first floor; you can check your balance there. Meanwhile I can hold onto this dress so when you get back, it’ll still be here.”

Customer: “But I don’t want to go to the first floor. It’s so far away.”

Me: “Ma’am, the escalators are right around this corner. There are also elevators located there—” *I point to them* “—if you find that more convenient.”

Customer: “Can’t you check my credit card balance here?”

Me: “No, I can’t.”

Customer: “Isn’t there really any way?”

Me: “Well, if you try paying by card and don’t have enough funds, the transaction will be declined, but that’s not exactly checking the balance.”

Customer: “Let’s do that, then!”

(I see what kind of customer this is, so I try to avoid misunderstanding as much as possible.)

Me: “So you’ll try paying for the item?”

Customer: “Yes!”

(I take her to the cash register and scan the dress.)

Me: “It’ll be [amount]. Are you sure you’re going to pay now? You still have time to go to the first floor.”

Customer: “No, it’s fine. Let’s do this.”

(So she put in the card, inserts the PIN code, and presses the accept button. The transition goes well, I put her dress in a plastic bag, hand her the receipt, and thank her for the purchase. She just stands there with a blank stare.)

Me: “Umm, I’m sorry, ma’am. Is there a problem?”

Customer: “Did I… Did I just pay?”

Me: “Yes, you did.”

Customer: “But… I didn’t want to pay for it! I wanted to exchange my recently purchased dress for this one!”

(Our store doesn’t offer refunds. We only offer to change the items for something else of the same value, or to make a gift card for our store in the value of the item purchased.)

Me: “Sorry, but I warned you.” *I explained her our policy*

Customer: “So I won’t get my money back?”

Me: “No. No, you won’t.”

Customer: “Why didn’t you warn me I’m going to pay for the dress for real?!”

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The Cat Caught Your Dog’s Tongue

May. 28th, 2017 02:30 pm
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Home | England, UK

(It’s summer. I’m upstairs; my family and dog are downstairs. When my sister opens the front door to bring in some bags, it takes about two minutes, and then my dog starts barking at the stairs.)

Mum: “What’s wrong?” *dog stares at the top step; my mum sees nothing* “Silly girl.”

(After about five minutes of this repeating, I head downstairs, when I spot green eyes staring at me from the landing window ledge as a walk down, I quickly walk back up.)

Me: “Mum, when did we get a cat?”

Mum: “We don’t have one?”

Me: “We do now!”

(The cat snuck in when no one was looking, except for the dog, which explained her barking. We took the cat outside and it still tries to sneak in years later.)

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Restaurant | Chicago, IL, USA

(I work part time at a to-go buffet where you weigh the customer’s plate.)

Customer: *whips the Styrofoam box at me* “I got fried chicken in there; you ain’t going to weigh them bones!”

Me: *goes to weigh box*

Customer: “You ain’t gunna weigh them bones! I ain’t gunna eat the chicken bones!”

Me: “It doesn’t matter. I have to charge you the weight of the box.”

Customer: “You gunna make me pay for the chicken bones? What am I supposed to do with the bones?”

Me: “You could make a necklace out of them.”

Customer: “Huh?!”

(I repeated it. She demanded a manager and since it was only my first week and the manager had already had a stern talk with me the day before about how I wasn’t smiling, I got fired.)

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Should Stick To 2D Printing

May. 28th, 2017 01:30 pm
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Home|Home | CA, USA

(I’m sitting on my computer talking to several friends over a group chat about the RPG we’re going to be soon playing, when as usual, the conversation derails when my best friend eerily knows exactly what I’m looking at on my computer. It’s important to note that this BFF was one of the groomsmen for my husband when we got married, flew out 3000 miles from where we grew up to be at the wedding, and he’s 6’2″.)

Me: “Get out of my computer, [BFF].”

BFF: “Don’t you know, [My Name], I’m always in your computer. You had to 3D print me for your wedding.”

Me: *without even thinking* “No, I didn’t. I would never use that much material.”

(A long pause, before BFF’s girlfriend and the other two in the chat burst into hysterical laughter.)

BFF: “RUDE!”

Me: “WHAT? NO I MEANT THAT YOU WERE TALL; NOT YOUR WEIGHT.”

(Cue all of us including BFF devolving into giggles.)

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Pound For Pound

May. 28th, 2017 12:30 pm
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Middle School | KY, USA

(We’re back in school after the summer break, and our teacher is one that we’ve had from a class the year before. I had a major growth spurt over the summer, and I’m now slightly taller than he is. At the same time, he’s lost a noticeable amount of weight.)

Teacher: “I would probably guess that [My Name] and I weigh about the same now. How much do you weigh?”

Me: “Umm… About 135 lbs.”

Teacher: *scowls* “Well, so much for THAT theory!”

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May. 28th, 2017 09:00 am
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Jr. High School|Jr. High School | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sometime when I was about 6 or 7, I was playing in the bathtub and I had a couple cups. I filled one with hot water from the tap and another with cold. Why? Why not? Think of all the things small children do to amuse themselves at bath-time. I decided to try an experiment in the tub with cups of water. Wow! Awesome! Junior Scientist files the results for later.

Later.

8th grade science class. I think I frustrated my teacher. I always asked the questions she couldn’t answer. One day, she had a question for the class.

Teacher: Ok, class, I need a volunteer. [volunteer goes to the front of class] I have two cups. One has hot water, and one has cold water. Polyanna here is going to dip one finger in the hot water and one finger of her other and in the cold water. After a minute , which finger will feel colder? Let’s see a show of hands. Is it the finger dipped in the cold water?

[all hands but mine go up]

Teacher: Will it be the finger dipped in hot water?

[my hand goes up]

Teacher: Oh, well, ok. Let’s keep going. Pollyanna, put your fingers in the cup and take them out.

I think you can guess what I figured out in my bathtub when I was little. Yup. Now I’m a science geek. And if you missed this science experiment, the hot water evaporates faster and somewhat paradoxically cools the wet finger faster than does the cold water.

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May. 28th, 2017 08:00 am
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Retail|Retail | Chicago

We have a back room where customers can watch preselected movies, in a little booth, for a $3 fee. I was in the middle of my shift when a customer approached the counter.)

Customer: “Hey, what’s the deal with the back room?”

Me: “We have movies back there. You pay $3, and get ten minutes to watch one if the movies.”

Customer: *horrified/disgusted look* “Are you kidding me? Guys just sit back there, watch porn, and touch themselves! That’s completely disgusting!”

(He leaves the counter, and circless the store a few times. All the while, looking at the back rooms and muttering to himself about how disgusting the floors must be. A short time later, he approaches the counter again.)

Customer: *drops a $5 bill onto the counter* “I’ll take $3 for the back.”

Me: “……..”

Me

Me: “

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Theme Park|Theme Park | Toronto, ON, Canada

I work at the biggest theme park in Canada who pride themselves on giving guests “the best day ever!”

I am Jewish and do not have much experience with other cultures and religions.

Two women come up to the cash at my store.

Me: Your total is $16.66. How would you like to pay?

The two women gasp.

Woman #1: *angrily* What did you say?!

Me: *thinking their upset at the expensive amount* I know it’s expensive but I actually own some of these toys and their very good quality.

Woman #2: Get me your manager! How dare you say that wicked number to us!

I look at my atheist coworker next to me who shrugs so I run and get my Team Lead.

Team Lead: *after I explain to her what happened* [My Name] did they have crosses on their necks?

Me: Why? Is this some kinda Christian thing?

Team lead: *laughs* how can you possibly not know 666 is the devils number.

Me: There’s probably a lot of Jewish stuff that I think is common knowledge but you don’t know about.

Team Lead: *pauses* Oh…you’re probably right.

Me: Remember when I asked for Shavuot off. Did I laugh when you and the area supervisor had to google Shavuot to even know it was a holiday?

Team Lead: Alright, alright I get it. You’re “woke” or whatever.

She walks away to deal with the Christian women and I throw my hands in their air in frustration.

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Fandom: Captain America, MCU
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes
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Medium: digital painting
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(lethal-desires own works are I think mostly here)
Why this piece is awesome: Really dramatic portraits of Steve as Nomad and Bucky in the Cap role. Gorgeously rendered, with great background details and rich colors.
Link: Captain-America-Nomad

The Pyramid at the End of the World

May. 28th, 2017 10:23 am
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I really didn't like that. If you've a strong stomach for swearing, my ranty "review" is here.

But what did you guys think?

Poll #18422 The Pyramid at the End of the World
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 22

The Pyramid at the End of the World?

YAY!
4 (20.0%)

nay :(
12 (60.0%)

Other; please specify
4 (20.0%)

Erica?

YAY!
21 (95.5%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

Other; please specify
1 (4.5%)

Are you looking forward to next week?

YAY!
16 (80.0%)

nay :(
2 (10.0%)

Other; please specify
2 (10.0%)

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OK, so I didn't like the last couple of weeks very much, but that? That has actively made me angry. Anyone who has been in an abusive relationship? Do not watch this episode.

What kind of cut for spoilers and lots of swearing ). And that's without even getting into the fact that more spoilers ).

So yeah, I am angry. I am especially angry given how good the first few episodes this series were. If it had all been crap I could have just shrugged and carried on. But this is... ugh. It feels like such a waste. A waste of Bill, and a waste of Erica, who was an awesome new character.

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May. 27th, 2017 08:32 pm
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May. 27th, 2017 08:30 pm
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Artslam

May. 27th, 2017 06:03 pm
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I hope this would be alright to advertise in the community since it's art related, and it might be fun for some of you seeing this.

Back on livejournal we had a community called ArtSlam and I've since made a mirror of the community on dreamwidth. [community profile] artslam. As for what it is, here's the general idea:

"ArtSlam runs from June 1st to August 31st, providing a summer-long challenge that is simple on the surface: draw something every day. For this community, we prefer that you pick a concept and stick with it for at least one month. If you have a world that you want to explore with art, or a set of characters, this is a great place to do it! If you're shaky with perspective, background art, anatomy, or just really want to draw 30 pandas, you can hone your focus that-a-way, too."

So if you're looking for an active community this summer with feedback on your progress or world building and want to dive into it, please join us!

Sign Ups are here: http://artslam.dreamwidth.org/1942.html

Girls + Witches

May. 27th, 2017 04:30 pm

Parenting Is A Vicious Merry-Go-Round

May. 27th, 2017 05:00 pm
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Museum | MI, USA

(My local museum has a refurbished antique carousel patrons can ride on, which is manned by volunteers. Before admitting any riders, the volunteer has a small speech they have to give — a short summary of the carousel’s history, followed by a warning that, because it’s an antique, there are several horses that no longer “jump,” and then moving on to the rules and whatnot. My friends and I are there and decide to take a ride, so we go to the carousel pavilion. The volunteer begins to speak, and it is obvious she is on the verge of losing her voice. My friends, and several other museum patrons, are trying to listen to her talking about the history of the carousel when a four-to-five-year-old boy runs over, grabs at the rope divider, and begins shaking it while loudly jabbering about the horse he is going to ride. I get his attention, put my finger to my lips, and point to the volunteer, who has started to explain the safety procedures as loud as she can, which, again, isn’t very loud at all. All of a sudden I feel a hand grab my arm. I turn and there is an irate woman glaring daggers at me.)

Mother: “Did you just tell my son to shut up? How dare you try to parent my child!”

Me: “I’m sorry; I just figured that letting this poor girl tell us the carousel rules, so that we can ride the carousel, was really important, and I didn’t want her to have to strain her voice doing it.”

(The operator thanked me afterwards; I gave her a couple of throat lozenges and told her to hang in there.)

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Choir | USA

(Our choir director has lost most of her accent, but English isn’t her first language and sometimes it shows. We have an “Earth Day”-themed concert coming up.)

Director: “I still haven’t decided on the name for next month’s concert yet. Something about the Earth. ‘Earth Music,’ maybe? Send me your ideas if you have any. Oh, how about ‘The Call of Nature?’ That could work…”

(Finally someone managed to stop giggling long enough to explain why we wouldn’t want that particular title — although it would probably get more people to look at our flyers!)

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Offering Some Charitable Advice

May. 27th, 2017 04:00 pm
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(While I don’t mind giving to charity, I don’t like how nowadays, callers will not identify themselves or use my first name. As a result, I tend to be very short with them.)

Caller: “Hello, [My Name]?”

Me: “Who is this?”

Caller: “I’m [Caller] with the [Charity].”

Me: “Okay, so next time, try starting with your name and organization; that’s basic phone etiquette. Also, use a title of address, such as ‘Ms.’ or ‘Miss’ and my last name. I don’t know you, so why should you greet me like a friend?” *hangs up*

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Three ‘Noes’ Could Be A Yes

May. 27th, 2017 03:30 pm
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(I work at a well-known company helping to diagnose and troubleshoot devices when things go wrong. While I often have to face challenging, upset, and sometimes downright disrespectful customers, this one today was a bit overenthusiastic. This occurs after I begin to help a customer who has come in with his friend. Both of them are drenched in cologne and are almost 10 years younger than me.)

Guy’s Friend: “Hey, do you know any nice restaurants in this neighborhood?”

Me: *honestly* “No.” *goes back to helping out customer with his issues*

Guy’s Friend: “Oh, because I wanted to take you out.”

Me: “No.”

Guy’s Friend: “Are you sure?”

Me: “I have a boyfriend.”

Guy’s Friend: “But not a husband, so I still have a shot.”

Me: “No.”

Guy’s Friend: “So when we fix this phone, the first number that’s going in is yours.”

Me: “…No.”

(At this point, I just stopped responding to him completely and just focused on my job. It’s amazing how many people don’t care enough to respect personal boundaries to accept a “no” stated so plainly and simply.)

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Old Age Is No Reason

May. 27th, 2017 03:00 pm
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Florist | Oslo, Norway

Customer: “I want to return this plant. It suddenly died for no reason. I want my money back.”

Manager: “I’m sorry about that. Do you have a receipt?”

Customer: “No, but I know I bought it here.”

Manager: “Okay, when did you buy it?”

Customer: “Eight years ago.”

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Mommed To Death

May. 27th, 2017 02:30 pm
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Outside | MN, USA

(Every year, my family spends a weekend at a cabin with my parents’ college roommates and their families. My mom’s roommate married my dad’s roommate, so everyone is close. Having grown up doing this and seeing them at other events as well, everyone is like aunts/uncles/cousins to me. I am the second youngest of the children, and one year, the only one of my generation to come to the cabin. While everyone is walking up a hill, I trip over a tree root and send my glasses flying. Everyone starts talking at once.)

Aunt #1: “[My Name]! are you okay?”

Uncle #2: “Here are your glasses? Or do you want me to clean them? They fell in the dirt.”

Mom: “I have bandages in my purse back at the cabin. Did you get a scrape?”

Aunt #2: “Do you need to go back in and get cleaned up? Do you need to sit down?”

Aunt #3: “Did you twist your ankle? I bet if you put your foot in the lake you’ll feel better; it’s very cold!”

Uncle #1: *roughly helps me to my feet and brushes dirt off of my pants legs*

Me: “This is what happens when you have eight parents and one kid! I’m being mommed to death!”

(After seeing I was okay, everyone burst out laughing.)

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Tall Order With A Fat Chance

May. 27th, 2017 02:00 pm
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Fast Food | Denmark

(I have worked at a fast food joint for over a year consecutively and I’ve been trying to get more hours unsuccessfully since the beginning. I do, however, have the responsibility for the store room because being 1.90 meters I can reach the top shelves. One day my boss informs me that ‘Arbejdstilsynet’ (the government’s office for working conditions) had come by while I was off.)

Boss: “So, yeah, they told us you are not allowed to stack the boxes above shoulder height.”

Me: “But I do stack them up shoulder height and no further.”

Boss: “Yeah, but the guy from ‘Arbejdstilsynet’ still complained.”

Me: “If you get in trouble over that again, just tell them I am 1.90.”

Boss: “I did; I told them ‘the storeroom manager is two meters tall.’ Shut them up.”

Me: “Hah, great… Wait, ‘storeroom manager’? Does this mean I am getting promoted?”

Boss: “Hah! Fat chance!”

Me: “Aww…”

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Theme Park|Theme Park | Orlando, FL, USA

(I am at a big theme park with my family. We go every once in a while and are waiting in line for a kiddie coaster to relive some nostalgia. The line’s backed up to the point that they’ve set up extra outside the constructed line and it gets a little wide and crowded so you have to be aware of where you are in the order. I notice I’m faced with a gaudy leopard print shirt that wasn’t there five minutes ago. I like to people watch and this woman was definitely not in front of us before.)

Brother: *softly* “I think that woman just cut in front of us when we weren’t paying attention.”

Me: “Yeah, I thought something was up but I didn’t wanna say anything.”

Brother: “Should we just… slip back in front of her at a wide turn to avoid an altercation?”

(I am nervous about it, but we do, since she has an obnoxious air about her. We are young teens, and we decide between the two of us that she was DEFINITELY not there before. Her son notices. Yikes.)

Son: “Were those people in front of us before?”

Woman: *easily loud enough for us and probably a few people in front and behind the four of us as well to hear* “No, they were not. People like that just like to cut in line because they don’t care about anyone but themselves, honey.”

(She went on for about five minutes about what horrible, selfish line-cutters we were and never to be like us when SHE cut in front of US! I couldn’t believe the nerve this woman had. I kinda hope she wandered in front of us without realizing so that kid isn’t being raised by such a hypocrite.)

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