TF Reverse Bang 2014 Collection Post

ladydragon76:

TF Reverse Bang 2014 Collection Post


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First we want to thank everyone that joined us, signal boosted, cheered on the artists and writers, betas… Everyone! For a first round, this is a resounding success. Everyone did such awesome work! Thank you, just a million times over, thank you all!

I think we learned a few things for next year’s Reverse Bang, so here’s to hoping TF Reverse Bang 2015 will be even more epic, but until then, we hope you all have a wonderful time enjoying the art and reading the stories they inspired.

Your ecstatic MODs,
Ultharkitty & LadyDragon76

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imagegrimcognito - Frenzy, Rumble, Hand Holding Trouble

Meetings by Silvia_Blake
Continuity: G1
Rating: Mature
Characters/pairings: Rumble, Frenzy, Soundwave, Megatron, Lazerbeak, Ravage
Content advice/warnings: Implied Sexual Violence, Abuse, Slavery, Discussions of Death
Summary: Meeting someone for the first time can be fun, but meeting someone again after being apart for so long? That’s what the spark lives for.
Notes: Relies heavily on Five Faces of Darkness Part 4 explanation of Megatron’s creation.


Dirty Tapes by Eaten_by_Bears
Continuity: G1
Rating: NC-17
Characters/pairings: Rumble/Frenzy, Soundwave/Frenzy
Content advice/warnings: sticky, spanking, corner time, ageplay, humiliation, exhibitionism, bondage, enema, dubcon, facials, incest, size kink
Summary: Decepticon teams are run autocratically, even cruelly, and order is enforced according to the commander’s will instead of by any system of law or rule. However, this does make it easier to meet the needs of certain needy, submissive mechs who rely on their team to give them the discipline they crave. Such as Frenzy.
Notes: Dubcon because no one asks Frenzy’s permission, but it’s an open secret that he loves the rough treatment. Incest as far as Rumble and Frenzy are brothers.



Heavybomb - Galaxies

A Voice in the Dark by White Aster
Continuity: G1/IDW
Rating: NC-17
Characters/pairings: Cosmos/Blaster
Content advice/warnings: Sticky and tactile/wireplay sex. Relationship building, phone(comm)-sex, mutual masturbation, dirty talk, voyeurism/exhibitionism, sizekink, happy ending AU.
Summary: A long-range shuttle, a communications mech, and a very long-distance relationship.
Notes: This is based on what I could remember and google of the G1/IDW canonverse, but no doubt some things that are slightly off. The end is centered around a peaceful AU that isn’t related to anything in canon (in-joke notwithstanding). Or, I suppose you could assume it’s a-bit-future ongoing comicverse. Whatever floats your boat!

This goes along with the idea of Cosmos as actually-big-and-shuttle-sized, rather like he is in the ongoing IDW comics, rather than cute little minibot Cosmos from the cartoon. Because we liked it that way.

Many thanks to Heavybomb, Moogle, and Blue for beta-ing! :D


A Voice in the Stars by Eerian_Sadow
Continuity: G1
Rating: T
Characters/pairings: Blaster, Cosmos, Optimus Prime, Jazz, Eject, Rewind, Onslaught, Blast Off
Content advice/warnings: Mentions of mild violence, implied severe damage, friendship, lots of blended canon elements
Summary: After arriving on Earth, Blaster and Rewind discover an unusual communication signal.
Notes: I played fast and loose with the canon timeline, the way characters arrived on Earth (not that there’s a lot of hard canon behind how the season 2 characters got to Earth, but still), when certain characters appeared in the series and a lot of other elements. I tried something different initially, but it didn’t work for the story I wanted to tell. Thanks to heavybomb for making such a fun piece to work with, and to the reverse bang mod team for hosting this event!



imageshibara - Art by Shibara

Compliance by Dellessa
Continuity: IDW
Rating: M
Characters/pairings: Prowl/Bonecrusher/Hook/Longhaul/Mixmaste

r/Scavenger
Content advice/warnings: Dubious consent. Use of Drugs.
Summary: Prowl has a bad day and ends up being pampered, much to his chagrin.
Notes: Also inspired by this prompt.


Something for the Headache by NHGVision
Continuity: IDW
Rating: PG-13
Characters/pairings: Prowl/Constructicons
Content advice/warnings: Drug use, dubious consent, mind alteration, violence.
Summary: Prowl gets trapped on a backwater planet with the Constructicons, and they only way off is if the Constructicons rebuild the ship. They’ll do it, but for a price Prowl is unsure of.
Notes: I, uh, I know I said I wasn’t going to make it too long, but, um…it just sort of…got away from me…Oops?



imagepl2363 - Untitled

X Amount of Words by DracoQueen22
Continuity: IDW
Rating: T
Characters/pairings: Sunstreaker, Bob, Rodimus, Rung, Ratchet, Lost Light crew
Content advice/warnings: Spoilers for MTMTE and Dark Cybertron, Angst and Fluff and Bob Cuteness, Unreliable Narrator, Canon-typical violence and canonical character death
Summary: The art of moving on is a journey earned in fits and bursts.
Notes: I tried to be as canon-accurate as possible, relying on tf-wiki for the volumes I don’t personally own (like all of Sunstreaker’s backstory). I may have missed some details. Special thanks to ladydragon76 for giving this the old look-see for me. :D


Fragment by Wicked3659
Continuity: IDW
Rating: NC-17
Characters/pairings: Sunstreaker, Rodimus
Content advice/warnings: Sticky interfacing, angst
Summary: Sunstreaker takes a long hard look at his life to date and comes to realise he can still make a difference.
Notes: Loved the challenge!




imagemasqueadrift - The Aftermath of the Battle for Elysium

Elysium by LadyDragon76
Continuity: IDW
Rating: R
Characters/pairings: Drift/Red Alert
Content advice/warnings: Violence, AU, Mild Robot Gore
Summary: It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Notes: I’ve used gender-neutral pronouns in this fic. The story itself is a bit rambling and goofy, but was fun to do. ^_^


A Difficult Task by Fuzipenguin
Continuity: G1/IDW, wildly AU
Rating: PG-13
Characters/pairings: Drift, Red Alert, Ratchet, Bluestreak
Content advice/warnings: I have very little knowledge of IDW events and characterizations so Drift could very well be OOC; having never written Red Alert, same warning applies. Headcanon also took several ideas and ran with them, including the fact that Prowl is Red Alert’s older brother
Summary: “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” – Isaac Watts. Will Red Alert ever be able to trust Drift?
Notes: This challenge was a lot of fun and it was an honor to write something for such a lovely piece of art!



Xenotechnophile - First Aid

When It All Goes to Hell by grimcognito
Continuity: IDW MTMTE
Rating: T
Characters/pairings: First Aid, Brainstorm, Overlord, Ratchet
Content advice/warnings: None listed
Summary: First Aid and Brainstorm make a terrifying team and Overlord is not prepared. Everyone lives, nobody dies, except Overlord AU
Notes: None listed



Specspectacle - First Use

First Recordings by Caius
Continuity: MTMTE (IDW)
Rating: T
Characters/pairings: Dominus Ambus/Rewind, Dominus Ambus, Rewind, Minimus Ambus
Content advice/warnings: Fuel sharing, fuel kink, brief references to sticky, snugging, size difference, class differences, power imbalance
Summary: Scenes from the early life of Rewind of the House of Ambus.
Notes: None listed



Specspectacle - After Hours

Kremzeek! by LadyDragon76
Continuity: IDW
Rating: PG
Characters/pairings: Crew of the Lost Light
Content advice/warnings: Crack, Canon? What canon?
Summary: Everyone, quick! Blame Brainstorm!
Notes: Special Thanks to Masqueadrift for rambling ideas at me until we landed on this one. I might have had a little too much fun writing this. ^_^



Specspectacle - Date Night

Found Lacking by Wicked3659
Continuity: IDW
Rating: PG-13
Characters/pairings: Chromedome, Rewind, Tailgate, Swerve, Cyclonus, Rung
Content advice/warnings: angst fluff
Summary: Chromedome messes up date night.
Notes: None listed

Wheee, lookit us go!  \o/

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scinote:

Mars Madness

NASA’s latest and greatest nuclear-powered, laser-shooting Curiosity rover has arrived at its target destination, Mount Sharp, two years after it landed on Mars last August. Its primary scientific objective was to find out whether or not Mars could have supported life as we know it. In its first year of operation, the Curiosity rover had already confirmed that it found strong evidence that, yes, ancient Mars may have been able to support life.  
By examining the grounds of Gale Crater, where it landed, the rover discovered that Mars was a lot warmer and wetter in the past. Curiosity even found evidence of a rushing river and life-supporting chemicals!  And all of this was before the rover reached its intended location to research.  
Curiosity’s work is especially fascinating because it represents the epitome of technology, exemplifying our uniquely human ability to create tools to reach heights that our humanness would otherwise have limited. As Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, commented, Curiosity now begins “a new chapter from an already outstanding introduction to the world”, and we can’t wait to read this new chapter.
Click the picture above to read more about the Curiosity rover at NASA.gov.

Submitted by Aram H., Discoverer
Edited by Peggy K. and Yi Z.

dragovianknight - Pahrump Hills!  :D

scinote:

Mars Madness

NASA’s latest and greatest nuclear-powered, laser-shooting Curiosity rover has arrived at its target destination, Mount Sharp, two years after it landed on Mars last August. Its primary scientific objective was to find out whether or not Mars could have supported life as we know it. In its first year of operation, the Curiosity rover had already confirmed that it found strong evidence that, yes, ancient Mars may have been able to support life.  

By examining the grounds of Gale Crater, where it landed, the rover discovered that Mars was a lot warmer and wetter in the past. Curiosity even found evidence of a rushing river and life-supporting chemicals!  And all of this was before the rover reached its intended location to research.  

Curiosity’s work is especially fascinating because it represents the epitome of technology, exemplifying our uniquely human ability to create tools to reach heights that our humanness would otherwise have limited. As Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, commented, Curiosity now begins “a new chapter from an already outstanding introduction to the world”, and we can’t wait to read this new chapter.

Click the picture above to read more about the Curiosity rover at NASA.gov.

Submitted by Aram H., Discoverer

Edited by Peggy K. and Yi Z.

dragovianknight - Pahrump Hills!  :D

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unclefather:

this horse ate my icecream

And then got brainfreeze, looks like.  :D

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sixpenceee:

JOINTS IN MOTION

As said by IFL science

Cameron Drake of San Francisco has created a collection of magnificent images showing joints in motion. He was aided by orthopedic physician Dr. Noah Weiss and the finished product is completely amazing. If you’d like to know more about the project, please check out Drake’s blog.

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dragovianknight:

wow-images:

Know that feel.

Aww, falling off Thunder Bluff was my second death as a baby player. (My first was getting stuck in a tree while running from mobs. Both were because I could not figure out how to adjust the flipping camera.)

Jazz:  *has flashbacks and facepalms a lot*

dragovianknight:

wow-images:

Know that feel.

Aww, falling off Thunder Bluff was my second death as a baby player. (My first was getting stuck in a tree while running from mobs. Both were because I could not figure out how to adjust the flipping camera.)

Jazz:  *has flashbacks and facepalms a lot*

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tumblrfolk, we are so much more skilled than we think

elodieunderglass:

one thing I want to say today relates to my current job. (As you guys know, I’ve left off working in science labs to work an office job in sci comm. My role is kind of … nebulous and involves a lot of “oh, Elodie can help you with that, she does weird stuff. Train Elodie on that.”)

Because it’s an office job, the mentality is for everyone to present their workflows as incredibly difficult and skilled, requiring a lot of training and experience to do properly. Which is fair enough! These skills are difficult!

"Elodie, today we are going to train you to use… A HIGHLY COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT WEBSITE INTERFACE. You will need to take a lot of notes and pay careful attention, because it is extremely advanced. ARE YOU READY"

"… This is Wordpress."

"…No it isn’t! it says something different at the top. And it’s very complicated, it’s not something you can just know already."

"Nah son, don’t worry, it’s Wordpress. I mean, God knows I don’t blog much, but I can manage me a bit of Wordpress, it’s cool."

"No. You can’t. Don’t worry, it’s very difficult. Now sit still and be trained on how to upload a photo to Wordpress."

"All right."

—-

"Elodie, do you think that you can MANAGE SOCIAL MEDIA? It is INCREDIBLY HARD and may involve THE HASHTAGS"

"… I think I’ll manage."

—-

"Elodie, can you put a HYPERLINK in a thing? Think about it before you answer."

"Is it like a BBCode kind of thing, with the boxy bracket things, or do you want it in HTML, with like angley bracket things?"

"It is a button that you press that says HYPERLINK."

"I can do this thing for you."

—-

"Elodie, can you write a punchy summary that will make people want to click on a special link that says "read more" to read all of the text?"

"Probably?"

—-

"Elodie, this is how to use TAGS on CONTENT. TAGS on CONTENT are important because - because of THINGS. Things that are too arcane and mysterious for anyone below the level of Manager to know."

"Cool, I can tag stuff for you."

—-

"Elodie, this is obviously a ridiculous question, but can you edit videos?"

"Not very well, and only if you want to make it look like there is sexual tension between characters from different forms of visual media, or perhaps to make a trailer for a fanfiction? Which is not necessarily a good use of my time and I’m not sure why I felt it was so cool to do to begin with…"

"What?"

"Actually, upon further reflection: no. No. Nope. I can’t edit videos. They’re completely beyond me. Not in my wheelhouse. Hate videos. Hate them. No innate skill whatsoever."

"That’s what we thought"

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"Elodie?! You can use PHOTOSHOP?!"

"Yeah, I mean, I usually just use Pixlr. It’s free, it’s online, it’s powerful, you don’t have to download anything…"

"but you are not a GRAPHIC DESIGNER!!"

"Er… no."

"Next you’ll be telling us you can MAKE AN ANIMATED PICTURE."

"I mean, I haven’t really done a lot of it since Livejournal, and they weren’t that good anyway, but yeah… I can do you reaction images."

"THAT IS WITCHCRAFT"

"Yes. Definitely."

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What I’m trying to say is: a lot of people talk a lot of crap about what we Millenials do on the Internet, because there is NO CAPITALISTIC VALUE in the screwing around we do with our friends. “Ughh why are you ALWAYS on the computer?” our parents whined.

"How did you make the text go all slanty like that?" our bosses wonder.

We have decades of experience in Photoshop. We know how to communicate; we can make people across the planet care about our problems. We know how to edit media to make two characters look like they’re having the sexual tensions. We can make people read our posts, follow us, share our content. We run and manage our own websites - and make them pretty. We moderate conversations, enforce commenting policies, manage compromises, lead battles, encourage peace, defend ourselves from attack, inspire others, and foster incredible levels of communication.

We produce our art. We advertise our art. We engage with others through our art. We accept constructive criticism and dismiss destructive trolling of our art. We improve our art. Our art gets better.

We narrate our stories.

All by ourselves. Our pretty blog backgrounds, custom-edited themes, tasteful graphics, punchy content, clever gifs, our snappy putdowns and smart-ass text posts, even our familiarity with fonts and composition - all of these skills we’ve casually accumulated for fun/approval are MINDBLOWING LEVELS OF COMPETENCE IN THE WORKFORCE.

When these skills are sold to you - when they’re packaged and marketed, and when you pay to consume them and have the Elders rate you on them - they are incredibly valuable. They are Media and Communications degrees. They are marketing internships. They are leadership workshops. They are graphics design modules. They are web design courses. They are programming courses. We are good at this shit; we have it nailed down.

You can’t put “fandom” or “blogging” on your CV, but you deserve to. You should get this credit. You should claim this power and authority.

Claim these skills. They are valuable. They are important.

Everything you have ever done is a part of your powerful makings.

(via dragovian)

Anyone who applies for any sort of job about communications and doesn’t put “X years experience with social media including That Site, This Site, and ok wow, This Really Old Site” on their resume is leaving money on the table.

In grad school, I performed witchcraft on my advisor’s computer by using html tags to italicize words in the abstract he was submitting.

I just helped a nice older gentleman in my office figure out how to make two charts sit side by side in powerpoint and then take a screencap of them to use as a mockup for a figure.  He was talking about giving it to our contractor graphic designer to “clean up” for the real thing.  I am pretty sure I could get this thing cleaned up in about five minutes of playing.  Half-hour if something’s being fidgety.  Purty shure.  

I once earned all the sparkly eyes from a coworker because I suggested that instead of copying and pasting all her Word documents into one and then saving as a PDF that she could feed all the files into Acrobat and it would spit out a combined PDF of it all.

I love helping folks in my office with computer stuff, because inevitably I earn so many brownie points and this reputation as a MIRACLE WORKER.  :D

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dreamychocolateprincess:

cubebreaker:

E-Nabling the Future is an organization of volunteers who produce 3D-printed prosthetic superhero arms for kids in need.

i smiled so hard

(via dragovianknight)

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"

I have learned over the years how essential gentleness towards oneself is. When you are having a bad moment, bad day, bad year, or a seemingly bad life you owe it to yourself to be kind, to be patient, and to be loving.

Beating yourself up over mistakes of the past or present doesn’t help you in anyway to do better. It’s an act of abuse against yourself, and it will only make you hurt more.

Don’t break apart your own soul. Don’t crush your heart into pieces. Please don’t destroy yourself from the inside out. Be gentle with yourself every single second of every moment of every single day. You are learning, you are growing — you will fumble and stumble but I know you can and will rise again.

You are worthy of your own attention, care, and forgiveness. If you’ve been treating yourself badly today I really hope that you’ll take this opportunity to no longer speak hate into your life but rather love, hope, healing, and joy.

You are not a bad person.
You are not a failure.
You are not meaningless.
You are not born to suffer.
You are not fated for misery.

You are a precious human being. Sweetheart, YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING. A bad moment doesn’t change that. A mistake doesn’t undo your worth. You are a magnificent treasure, and I hope that today you would begin the process of restoring your soul.

I needed this today. Maybe one of you need this too."

With a whole lot of love,

Dele

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rin-matsuokas-hips:

conductoroftardislight:

heartofalifer:

SOMETIMES I GET SO FUCKING ANGRY WHEN I REMEMBER THAT I AM A GIRL BECAUSE MY MONEY HAS TO GO TO BUYING BRAS FOR THESE STUPID ORGANIC MILK BAGS AND PADS FOR MONTHLY UNWANTED SUBSCRIPTION OF LUCIFER’S WATERFALL LIKE WTF MAN WHY DONT THESE THINGS COME FREE WHEN MY UNWANTED PACKAGE IS GIVEN TO ME SERIOUSLY THO

organic milk bags

monthly subscription to lucifer’s waterfall

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10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

Really awesome discussion about, well, what’s on the tin. Also interesting things for writers who want to write a revolution, including:

9. The Top Guy Isn’t Always the Problem

6. Never Neglect the Practicalities (or, why starving people have started quite a few revolutions)

4. Revolutions Take Place on a World Stage (or, why another country might be arming your rebels)

2. Fear Alone Can Precipitate the Explosion (or why it sometimes doesn’t matter what you do, but rather what the other side THINKS you’re going to do.)

,and a good point that in any war, it’s usually the poor who are actually doing the fighting, on both sides.

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asylum-art:

10 Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers

The garden or back-yard is one of the best places in a home for the home-owner to express their creative side. Why surround all those beautiful plants with an ugly path when you can create a creative stone garden path that looks like a work of art? We collected this list to show you what a well-done pebble garden path can look like.

River stones and pebbles worked really well for the projects in these pictures, but just about any stone can work as long as you can think of a cool design with it and turn it into a stable path.

  1. Judy White
  2. unknown
  3.  Claire Ashman
  4. Francesca Gallo
  5.  sarako
  6. pebbleandcomosaics.com
  7. Sarah Garner
  8. lorifeger.hubpages.com
  9. Chuck Domitrovich
  10. Jeffrey Bale

Yes. All of this.

I need all of them.

These kinds of paths are really great too because they feel good on your feet. = v=

OK, so first the fireplace and now this?  IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY?

YES YES THIS IS NECESSARY *MAKES GRABBY HANDS*

(via darthrose)

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infinityfishbowl:

white-aster:

5ummit:

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0

I really appreciated all the little nods to Clint’s deafness in this issue. I’m glad other writers are acknowledging it and it’s not just a temporary thing in Fraction’s run. I also enjoy the fact that Wade apparently knows sign language.

Did Deadpool even pull up his mask so that Clint could read his lips?  :DD

I haven’t read the issue yet but from what I can tell yes he did.

^____^  I have to read Deadpool at some point.  

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princess-passion-flower:

chocohawlic:

cho-yu:

klefaeries:

green-witch-uprooted:

goingtonamek:

i got angry and made a thing.

Important

As a cashier who deals with this shit every day, it’s nice to see that some people actually care about us.

I had no idea about the speed score thing :O

But if I can add on about being a cashier for a Pharmacy:

1) We’re required to have your name and birthday every time you come up. Don’t roll your eyes and expect us to remember you

2) Don’t mumble your name and birthday. It might be obvious to you, but it’s our first time hearing it so please speak clearly

3) The computers we use at the cash register are very basic and only tell us what prescription you’re getting. If you want to know your insurance info or change your info, you have to go down to the other end

4) When you’re dropping off your prescription, STAY. THERE.

There’s a LOT of information we have to go through, including your insurance, and we don’t want you yelling at us later when you come to pick it up and it turns out your insurance didn’t cover it and we couldn’t tell you because you were gone

5) Just please be patient with us.

Also if I may add a few universal ones for all cashier jobs

1) Hand us your money like you’ve paid for shit before. I’m talking bills flat, stacked upon one another, and usually in some kind of order. Please stop this crumbled, folded shit that’s all over the place. YOU might know you have exactly $25 in your pocket but we have to count that shit and you standing there getting pissy because I have to unfold your shitty sweaty ones BEFORE I count them is annoying everyone.

2) HAND US YOUR GODDAMN CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS. I’m sorry that it’s such an inconvenience that you sometimes have to hand us your cards but in what world does throwing it, placing it on the counter, or sliding it across the counter help? I’ve had to pick up a shit ton of cards, reach over people’s giant mounds of shit, or search through giant mounds of shit because “May I please see your card?” has turned into a mess of a transaction because you for some reason thought that throwing your card at me was appropriate.

3) ID RULES FOR CREDIT CARDS ARE THERE FOR YOU NOT FOR US. MOST businesses require some form of checking ID if your card is not signed, if the transaction is over a certain amount, or just in general. We have non say over which it is or why but it is often against our policies and can lead to termination if we don’t check. So if you don’t have your card signed, please stop acting like it’s a big deal to show your shitty ID when the back of it itself says that it only has authorized use if signed. This goes double for you people that have “See ID” or whatever on there. The amount of times I’ve had people lose their shit over my asking for ID when THEY LITERALLY HAVE INSTRUCTIONS TELLING ME TO CHECK THEIR ID’S. Also, I know that a shit ton of couples use the same bank account and thus have the same set of cards. But please, either get your name added to the card or get your own. Just because you have the same last name as someone doesn’t mean that we can always authorize the use and if your husband/wife doesn’t sign the card and we need ID we HAVE to make sure the names check out. If the card says Dave Smith and you’re Mary Smith I’m sorry, we still can’t approve it. The same goes for using parents’ cards. I used to work at Gamestop and trust me, it wasn’ wild for a teenager to get their Mom’s card so they could buy a new controller or whatever only to have the parent come back pissed demanding refunds so when Billy Boy comes in wanting Madden with no proof that his card is his, yes we will refuse and I’m sorry you had to get out of the car in your PJ’s but you literally wrote SEE ID on the back of the card.

As someone who works at a convenience store

1) GET THE FUCK OFF THE PHONE

If you’re gonna want me to assist you as best as I can, you need to be focused on whats happening in front of you. I can’t dissect what you need or how to process your transaction when you’re on the phone.

2) Don’t throw your money on the counter and mumble what pump youre on for gas whilst leaving. Fucking look at me, articulate your needs FULLY, and hand me the fucking cash.

3) Stop telling cashiers they can “keep the receipt.”  Ask us to throw it away for you, but the “you can keep the receipt” doesn’t help if it’s already been printed and I am trying to hand it to you. Its not a fucking gift to me.

4) Stop asking us to ring things for you that you don’t physically have at the register. That bar code? WE HAVE TO FUCKING SCAN IT.

5) Don’t wait until you’re at the front of a long line to dissect what kind of cigarettes, lottery, or gas you want. You should fucking know this before you hold up the line.

6) Yes, I like talking to my customers, but not when there is a whole line there.

7) STOP FLIRTING WITH ME ON THE FUCKING JOB I AM REQUIRED TO BE NICE TO YOU.

8) Buying alcohol, cigarettes, and lottery? Under 35? I HAVE TO SEE YOUR ID. I don’t give a fuck if you come here everyday, its policy and if I don’t ask you and  management finds out I am suspended for 7 days. If you have a problem taking 2 seconds to get your ID out then stop coming to the fucking store.

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Think about that. The only reason why we don’t do something is because we are afraid. Not saying that sometimes that fear isn’t justified but the only reason why we don’t do something is because we are afraid. If we could get past the fear, what could we do? What could we experience? What could we accomplish? Don’t let your fears be the thing that hinder you, for God sake. [x]

I took a creative writing class in undergraduate.  During a freewrite, I was going on about something that was happening.  Probably contemplating the future, whatever it was, but I remember just going on about why I was afraid, and it came down to “I am afraid I will not get a job and will die poor in a ditch.”  And I followed it down and realized that really, being poor isn’t a terrible thing and that you can be perfectly happy being poor, and so that, obviously wasn’t what I was afraid of.  No, what I was afraid of was the picture of being poor in my head, of being helpless and unable to buy the things I needed, and HOW THAT WOULD FEEL.  I could deal with the hardship, but mostly I was afraid of my state of mind as I did so.  

I remember staring at my pen and finishing the freewrite with “…I am afraid of being afraid.  That is RIDICULOUS.”

Years later, I still struggle with that, with the fear switch in my head, with controlling my feelings and realizing what is coming from outside me and what is coming from myself.

But at least I know that it exists.  That I don’t HAVE to be a prisoner of my emotions.  That’s worth a lot.

(Source: sarabeaarr, via byyourleave)

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