There’s one quote in the movie that just hits like a sledgehammer: "Satisfaction is not in my nature." Do you find that true for you in your career? xIs he even noticing that that’s exactly how Loki is ?
Harry finds a letter written by his mum addressed to Sirius that updates him on their lives while they’re hiding from Voldemort.
Okay, dear imperfectlychaotic I have read and re read your message and thought about it, so to answer some of your questions and ask some of mine. (I loved your message. Man I totally LOVED it, I love discussing things, and I love that you have a different view on this than what I am used to. So here we go.)
An excellent essay on the issues in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; the analysis of Ward’s situation was particularly on point and chilling, and bears emphasising:
[Ward is] a victim of life long abuse (at his home it was probably emotional, physical, some people theorized even sexual, although he doesn’t read like a childhood sexual abuse victim to me). After that he was kidnapped by Garrett, isolated, indoctrinated and forced to do things he really didn’t like (starting with the order to shoot his dog). He was raped on screen, he was punched for being raped while having his own control taken from him … [May] used a nail handgun on him, and their entire fight from the finale has been revenge on her part. … Then she crushed his larynx and physically did to him what abuse does to victims - took away his voice. … he’s tried committing suicide three times … Latest, Skye has called him a psycho, and before she has labeled him with terms “nazi” and “serial killer” (and neither applies imo, I can pull out forensic diagnostics and dsm v and whatnot) and the latter belongs to forensics, and it’s used incorrectly. … My point is, people have wronged Ward his entire life. He’s been hurt and betrayed by everyone that mattered. Is there going to be some kind of justice for Ward the victim? That is my huge, huge issue.
herrcolonel, you asked about Ward and why I find it abhorrent when fans claim he’s a Nazi and deserve being tortured; this is why. I just might have to join the Stand With Ward movement after all. :/
I love AUs. SO. MUCH. And because I was looking at Tron stuff earlier and remembered the discs/frisbees and then the shield and then HEY Captain America Tron AU. Why not.
I hate trying to design those suits, though. Even more so when I have to work an existing suit into the design. Don’t even get me started on Bucky’s damn Winter Soldier suit, oh man. This is by no means a final design for Steve’s little Grid outfit, I just really wanted to fiddle around with the frisbee/shield thing. The lines are uneven because they were supposed to follow the points of the star that’s usually at the center there but I think it just looks wonky. Ah well, there’s always next time.
There was an attempt.
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In French, the words deja reve literally translate into “already dream(ed)” and the words deja vu translate into “already seen”
Anonymous said: I hear you are the all knowing being of acing interviews... I have an interview at Lowe's Friday and I was wondering if you could possibly give me a few pointers?
Okay so here’s what I got for you Anon. (Also, I’m not THAT great, jeez.)
- Dress one step over the dress code, at least. I mean a full suit and tie at Lowe’s would be weird, but a nice button-down and tie and slacks can never go wrong. Or whatever the hell the female-coded equivalent is. I don’t know, man. I have to ask for help from more feminine friends all the time because men’s clothing just makes so much more sense to me and I don’t know how to dress myself. I do, however, own a lot of really nice silk ties…
- Bring a few copies of your resume and cover letter. I DO HOPE YOU HAVE ONE OF THOSE. And I don’t mean like, copies that are actually photocopied, naw. I mean like, send them to your nearest Kinko’s or whatever you have, and get them done on some killer nice paper. For like, four or six sheets, just throw the few extra cents at the problem and get some like 100% cotton good stuff. Put them in a real tidy folder. Bring a fresh notepad and pen. It’s worth the impression it will make, even if you literally never need any of this.
- When you get to the end and they ask you if you want to ask them something, ask them something.
- ASK THEM SOMETHING.
- ＡＳＫ ＴＨＥＭ ＳＯＭＥＴＨＩＮＧ．
- NO REALLY, I MEAN IT, ASK THEM SOMETHING.
(And I mean, something other than “What’s the pay” or whatever. You can hash this out later, and if the pay blows, you can still say no, thanks, you appreciate the opportunity but maybe this isn’t the best fit right now. And you still got the experience interviewing.)
- No seriously, I’m devoting all these numbers to it, because it’s basically the one biggest thing you can do to make yourself stand out head and shoulders over every other interviewee. Have a few really intelligent-sounding questions ready. And by this I mean anything they ask you: that’s fair game to ask them, within reason. Ask them what their favorite part of the job is. Ask them what the biggest challenges are. (Don’t say “hardest.” Say “most challenging.” You always want to sound like you eat difficulty for breakfast.) Ask them how they measure success at wherever you’re applying. And to follow up, if you’re really feeling ballsy, ask them if they have any hesitations about your qualifications. To you, this might sound like, “Hey, tell me straight up, do I suck or what?” But! To them, this sounds like, “Hey, I’m not even hired yet and I am already invested in finding my weaknesses and fixing them.” They want that kind of person on the team.
So there you go, Anon. I hope that helps! Seven pointers. …five of which are me repeating the same thing for emphasis, but look, that one pointer is totally worth five, you have no idea.
The core thing is to remember that you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. You are just as entitled to say, “Well, thank you for your time, but I don’t think you’re an ideal employer for me right now,” as they are to tell you, “Thanks for your interest, but you don’t quite have the skills we’re searching for.” I know it doesn’t feel that way. Money is tight. The economy blows. But keep it that way at least inside your head and in your behavior, and they will be shit-pants impressed, even if you’re secretly shit-pants terrified. Everyone gets to go home with full pants. Everyone is a winner.
Of shit, evidently?
Okay, well, anyway, best of luck!
I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.
Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.
In the old days, NFL owners were rich men who accepted the risk of losing money as the cost of doing business. Thanks to the popularity of the game, the NFL and its owners—with the collusion of politicians—have created what amounts to a risk-free business environment. According to Long’s data, a dozen teams received more public money than they needed to build their facilities. Rather than going into debt, they turned a profit.
The perfect example: Seven of every ten dollars spent to build CenturyLink Field in Seattle came from the taxpayers of Washington State, $390 million total. The owner, Paul Allen, pays the state $1 million per year in “rent” and collects most of the $200 million generated. If you are wondering how to become, like Allen, one of the richest humans on earth, negotiating such a lease would be a good start.
In New Orleans, taxpayers have bankrolled roughly a billion dollars to build then renovate the Superdome, which we are now supposed to call the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Guess who gets nearly all the revenues generated by Saints games played in this building? If you guessed all those hard-working stiffs who paid a billion dollars, you would be wrong. If you guessed billionaire owner Tom Benson, you would be right. He also receives $6 million per annum from the state as an “inducement payment” to keep him from moving the team.
That’s the same amount Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would pay each year in property taxes to Arlington, Texas, where his fancy new stadium is located. Except that Jones doesn’t pay property taxes because, like many of his fellow plutocrats, he’s cut a sweetheart deal with the local authorities.