Why do you never hear this?
- business: I can't afford to pay my employees a living wage.
- free market conservatives: Lazy! If you can't afford one of the basic expenses of running a business, you shouldn't be running a business. Go back to school and learn how to run a business! Get a better business model! Why should you expect the rest of us to prop up your failure by feeding and clothing the employees YOU can't pay for with our tax money?
day we lost count way too long ago and i still have the hots for raphael sbarge. oops.
Q:So. You've been at this a long time, I see. I'm a guy. Very straight, very masculine, and very proud of it. Always have been. The genderqueer community confuses THE FUCK out of me. I'd like to have a frank exchange of ideas, if you don't mind?
I’m not sure what I’ve “been at” for a long time, but okay, very-straight-very-masculine guy. I’ll bite, with a few perhaps obvious conditions. One, I’m going to publish this (obviously you will not see it until I have published it, at which point this first point will become apparent). Two, the second this conversation (if it becomes one) starts making me too uncomfortable or you insult me or whatever, I will end the conversation and block you. I don’t mean anything personally by either of these, it’s just for my own safety, which hopefully you understand. I hope you understand, also, that you’ve made me kind of nervous already, what with your empty blog and lack of icon and things. But, with those things stated out of the gate, ask away.
Also, I would like to point out that the genderqueer/gender variant community is not actually one giant monolith or hive mind, so I do not actually speak for all of us. And finally, I would also like to point out that I most often identify myself as non-binary these days, rather than genderqueer, though the label genderqueer is one that I still feel some connection to. All right, go.
You know what would be great? It would be great if my dad could be slightly less of an obnoxious, self-centered, unappreciative asshole.
FIVE DURMSTRANG HEADCANONS
1. Located well north of the Arctic circle in the fjords of Norwary, Durmstrang castle would probably be better described as a fortress. The school looks small from the outside, but is built into the surrounding mountain and is largely…
Man, I just fucking love it when the customer service guy, who does not fucking do packing and shipping, takes it upon himself to clean up the spare boxes we have (which we use to ship other shit) and throws away all the most useful boxes, leaving only the shitty ones that are worth fuckall for shipping behind. It’s just fucking great and I love it. /sarcasm
I’ve already screamed a LOT about how in all the time she spent restoring Gipsy Danger and watching Stacker try to keep the Jaeger Program alive, Mako probably built Raleigh up in her head as this insubordinate jackass whose recklessness hurt the program and destroyed a Jaeger. She probably resented the very idea of him before he showed up - she might never get a chance to pilot, but this dude whose mess she’s been cleaning up gets to come back and play hero? Please. And I love Raleigh, but she’s not totally wrong about him - “it’s not obedience, it’s respect” was something he actually needed to learn. Her picture’s not inaccurate, it’s just incomplete.
AND THEN HE STARTS PROVING HIMSELF TO HER LITERALLY FROM THE MOMENT THEY FIRST LAY EYES ON EACH OTHER. I love the way Mako is constantly evaluating and re-evaluating Raleigh in their early scenes, and it only gets better here.
Like, imagine you spent months (if not YEARS) of your life totally focused on rescuing a Jaeger from the scrap heap and pouring your heart and soul into making it the best it could be, and then the dude who totaled it shows up and you have to be his tour guide and show him to “his” Jaeger.
I love the way her eyes flick from Gipsy Danger to him in the first gif, like she’s waiting to see how he responds to seeing it again, if he’s even going to appreciate it and everything Mako did to restore it, and he does this full-body exhale like he’s been holding his breath for five years and four months and didn’t even know it.
And then the way they LOOK at each other in the last two gifs, like he’s realizing that she loves Gipsy Danger just as much as he does and feels just as connected to it as he does, and she’s realizing the same thing about him and thinking, for the tenth time in the hour since she met him, that she imagined him differently.