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copperbadge:

HR Office: Dear Sam: due to your recent position/title change, you will need to update your profile in the database.
Sam: Are you sure this went to the right Sam? I haven’t had a position change since 2012.
HR Office: You should check with your manager.

Well, that’s not unsettling at all…

Boss: Sorry, HR got ahead of us! We’ll be meeting on Monday morning to talk about your new role. This shouldn’t be a complete surprise since we’ve talked about your goals for growth, and about the new business manager taking over some of your duties. It’s a good direction for you and the team. We’ll talk more on Monday!

Holy shit I just got a promotion. Like without applying for it or anything. Straight-up out of the blue promotion. 

Holy shit

charmedor:

copperbadge:

You’re also old school like him: you’re still updating your LJ when everyone else moved to tumblr!

Kickin’ it nonagenarian style, yo. *sips malted*

Coming back online after years of being out of fandom, Steve Rogers finds that LJ is no longer a thing. This is a story about bravery, love and acceptance.

"And this how you reblog, see what I did there?"

"Yeah, Tony, I think I can handle my dash."

"Great! Now, here is where you send the asks…"

"Wait. No Sent Mail Box? WHAT. That’s it, I’m going back to LJ."

You laugh, but that was basically my first four weeks on tumblr. I swear to god I ragequit this website like twice a week for a while. 

notmissmarple:

heidi8:

stagdogwolfandrat:





AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.


Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.Harry fiercely defending werewolves.And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.





Are there Harry Potter fanfic fans who haven’t read Copperbadge’s Stealing Harry? 
(Tho, imnsho, had Harry been raised by Draco’s cousin, Draco and Harry’s interactions would have been very different.)
#fic rec of the decade#seriously the decade#I read it in the summer of 2003#so it’s not just the decade#it’s the century#it’s why I stayed in the Harry Potter fandom#it’s why I kept reading fanfic#it saved my fannish experience#copperbadge#Always reblog Copperbadge#Stealing Harry

And then I developed my massive friend!crush on copperbadge which never really went away. (Good thing I’m awfully good at being stealth and figuring out good ways to kidnap people. Moohahaha. I’m playing the long game, man. He’ll never see me coming.)

At this point a nice friendly kidnapping would be a few relaxing days. All I ask is to split the ransom.
I was just thinking the other day that I actually wrote two where Sirius and Remus raised Harry. Stealing Harry, and of course The Uncle.  

notmissmarple:

heidi8:

stagdogwolfandrat:

AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.

Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.
Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.
Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.
Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.
Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.
Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.
Harry fiercely defending werewolves.
And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.

Are there Harry Potter fanfic fans who haven’t read Copperbadge’s Stealing Harry

(Tho, imnsho, had Harry been raised by Draco’s cousin, Draco and Harry’s interactions would have been very different.)

And then I developed my massive friend!crush on copperbadge which never really went away. (Good thing I’m awfully good at being stealth and figuring out good ways to kidnap people. Moohahaha. I’m playing the long game, man. He’ll never see me coming.)

At this point a nice friendly kidnapping would be a few relaxing days. All I ask is to split the ransom.

I was just thinking the other day that I actually wrote two where Sirius and Remus raised Harry. Stealing Harry, and of course The Uncle.  

You’re also old school like him: you’re still updating your LJ when everyone else moved to tumblr!

Kickin’ it nonagenarian style, yo. *sips malted*

Based on most things I’ve seen, I think it’s more likely that the brass plaque will say “Official Scapegoat”

No, that’s the plate on the other side of the sign, only visible to me :D

waitingforthet:

When it comes to superheroes, I’m less “who would win in a fight” and more “who would sing what on karoke night?”

Less “could x beat up y” and more “what would x cook if s/he knew y was coming over for dinner?”

Put the two together and you get SUPERHERO IRON CHEF. 

I would watch the hell out of Steve Rogers going head to head with Clark Kent in a cooking competition 

Answers About My Job

steverogersorbust replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

oh goodness. i hope it’s only good things, sam!

Me too! I genuinely think they got the wrong Sam. It’s happened before. Our HR office is…inefficient. One month they didn’t pay me because I didn’t turn in my timecard, back when we had paper timecards.

I didn’t turn in a timecard because they didn’t send me one. 

hobosoldier replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

oh no! I’m sure its a promotion or something you’re AWESOME

HAHAHA THANK YOU At the very least I can’t possibly have been fired, they need me too much for the next two months, and also they would have given me a box and 30 minutes to clean out my desk. 

justalurkr replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

I guessing promotion, but they usually tell you.

You would think. I’m 99% sure it’s a mixup but that 1% is hoping…

notmissmarple replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

Poof! Your salary’s been doubled!

I COULD WISH. Man, if that happened the sweet apartment I could rent, you all don’t even know. 

lannamichaels replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

they want to know what you had for breakfast.

*dead of lol* BEST. 

mooseman13579 replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

And somewhere in the background, softly so as not to be noticed until it’s too late, the horror movie soundtrack begins.

jono74656 replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

*Rains of Castamere starts playing in the background*

YOU TWO ARE CREEPIN ME OUT HERE

i-louvre-art replied to your post: HR Office: Dear Sam: 

It’s just a brass plaque that says “in charge of Everything”.

I will accept that sobriquet and put it on my business cards. 

notmissmarple:

camwyn:

queendread:

I don’t understand the USA, all your roads are straight and all your cities look like they were planned using Excel.

Everyone knows the only way to build a city is to wait until a bunch of tiny villages merge together over centuries and create a sprawling clusterfuck of winding roads that make no sense and have no street signs and are impossible to navigate unless you’ve lived there all your life.

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Boston humbly begs to differ.

 (via trailofdesire)

There are actually really good reasons for the fact that our mid-west and western cities are like that, and our eastern cities aren’t, and maybe some time when it’s later in the day and I don’t have a pile of shit I need to be going through I’ll write about it. /thinks boring things are FASCINATING

Well, Chicago is that way because back in the day we burned the fuck down, and the ruling class were like THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A GRID.

With, you know, just like, five or six diagonal roads that will fuck everything up.

Many many asks ago, you said you related to Steve a lot. Do you mind elaborating?
Anonymous

Well, it may have been a somewhat contextual situation when I said that, but yeah, I do identify/relate. I’m also fascinated by characters who have suffered the kind of massive loss that Steve has (Ianto Jones, Remus Lupin, Marcus Cole) and the fascination is certainly part of it.

While I’m not, you know, a superhuman super-patriot or anything, there are common identifiers. Social awkwardness, particularly in one-on-one situations, and a certain sense of responsibility for things that aren’t really mine to be responsible for. I spent my teen years very out of place because I was part of a conservative, private family in a liberal area, like this weird little pocket of 1950 in the middle of 1990, so Steve’s displacement resonates with me (all arguments about how liberal his upbringing may have been aside). More generally, I have an interest in the history of WWII, particularly the history of art looting during the war, which ties into the artistic associations Steve usually carries along. 

It always depends, of course, on how you define the personality of the character, and with Marvel characters there’s a great deal of leeway because they are so old, in most cases, as to be archetypes rather than deeply specific personalities. There are a lot of spins you can put on Captain America. So perhaps a lot of it is projection, but I like him, I like reading about him, I like his movies, I feel a connection. I’m probably vocalising it badly, but it’s something that’s hard to put into words. 

HR Office: Dear Sam: due to your recent position/title change, you will need to update your profile in the database.
Sam: Are you sure this went to the right Sam? I haven’t had a position change since 2012.
HR Office: You should check with your manager.

Well, that’s not unsettling at all…

queenofthedorks:

100donofficial:

jace-strigoi:

Alright Persephone, time with the hubbie is up get your ass out of the Underworld so we can have spring.

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I’ve never seen a more accurate representation of current weather patterns in North America.

tehnakki:

copperbadge replied to your post: I just inserted a gif into my answer t…

But which gif? :D

I mic dropped in the middle of a paragraph…

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…and then kept typing. 

Approved.

Papa, Where Do Bad Books Come From?

In my last article about the power and ego of newspaper critics, I talked a little bit about a brutal review of a “bad” book. I don’t actually know the book is bad; I haven’t read it. But I have read bad books in my day.

I wanted to do a piece on bad books and how they get published — but I don’t work in the publishing industry, and I actually have a very superficial understanding of how publishers select books for publication or the pipeline process those books undergo.

When you research a question like this (and by “research” I mean “google”) there is one predominating answer: that “bad” is subjective, and that whether or not they’re good isn’t as relevant as whether or not they sell.

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theboywholikesfire:

I sorta did a thing.