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2012 Con schedule

(subject to randomly change)

New York Comic Con - October 11 ~ 14


I need suggestions!

So. Decided I'll do a bit of cosplaying ay NYCC this year. And I need some opinions. I'm debating if I want to do Mad Moxxi from Borderlands, or some random Neo Victorian/Steampunk version of a comic heroine, or even the SH Nurses.

Actually, I may take a stab at doing a NV!Nurse, since it's something I'm somewhat comofrtable with doing myself. But the other two choices? I'd definitely have to tap a more seasoned hand for that.

I predict future drama.

Got a new manager at the store. So yay no more over working me. And what with how the company handles commissions, I won't see a big change in my paychecks.

The downside? The manager's gf is a clingy, spineless mess of a woman. That is a former acquaintance. Not to mention our DM can't stand her. Chick has a nasty habit of just lingering around the store and making customers uncomfortable. Add in the fact that the Target managers don't care for the new manager or his sweetie... and I'm damn skeptical with how long he'll last here.

But if it gives me some down time, I'll just ignore Lady Stalker and continue to save like woah for NYCC. Plus a month of not having to deal with the paperwork and conference calls will be nice.

Time to double down.

Well, it's almost June. So It's about that time I start the Serious Convention Savings Plan™. After I buy that Loki action figure.

I'm still debating if I'm going to do DragonCon. A friend invited me..aaand Patrick Stewart is a guest there. And it's oh-do-tempting. Especially with NYCC only having two guests named so far (I'm still going to NYCC regardless, just be nice to know who's coming so I can schedule fannish stalking appropriately.) But, depending on what the special ticket packages NYCC is offering, will really determine whether DragonCon is a possibility. All I need is one Marvel/Avengers-themed pack, and all my paychecks are spoken for. All of them.

And I still haven't decided if I'll be cosplaying this year. And if I do, what the fuck would I do? Fuuuuuuuuu.

Gearing up for some fighting at work.

So. Either I'm going to start seriously looking for a new job, or I'll be throwing down with my DM. Again. Because the level of incompetent people she hires for the district is getting ridonkulous. A manager should not be pissing off customers that dropped $1500 in a sale because he doesn't want to return $40 in merchandise that they didn't want a day later.

A drop in the motherfucking bucket, ja?

And she wonders why I refuse a promotion. I saw what happened with the last good manager: she got worked like a fucking mule and was still getting written up because her sales per hour weren't high enough. Yea. No. Managing 3 stores is not conducive to having high sales numbers when the stores you're overseeing are in low traffic areas. But heaven forbid corporate use their fucking brains.

....huh. Think I just convinced myself to just give up on this clusterfuck company. Good job me!



Anyone else playing this gorgeous game? It's to the point where I can't even play other MMOs because the playstyle is just that drastically different.

Fucking love it. Boss fights are EPIC. Like running around action rolling, explosive jumping type of epic. 'Tank & Spank' is not a valid strategy. You will have to run around. You will have to dodge. And I'm saying this after rolling a Priest - a class notorious for just sitting around and watching HP bars.

And the tanking in this game? Is magical. Lancers get a nifty skill where they literally dig their shields into the ground and just deflect damage like it ain't shit. It's impressive when a group of them do it to protect the squishes from a turrible AoE.

Shakespeare in the Park.

If you haven't seen Avengers yet... WHAT IN THE HOLY FUCKS IS WRONG WITH YOU?! How are you ignoring the most amazing action movie of the year?! WHY DO YOU HATE GOOD THINGS?!?

Please. Seriously. Go see it. Multiple times. Just to be on the safe side. AND STAY FOR ALL THE CREDITS. ALL OF THEM.

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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I hate micro-managing. Like with a burning passion. Doubly so when it serves no purpose than to add more (unnecessary) work for me to do.

And fucking forced inventory transfers are killing the store. It's bad enough we're already in a shit area for cells, but now we have to get rid of damn near all of our decent phones (But it's okay, we've got 1 iPhone 4s, so we're golden)? But somehow, we'll make goal. Makes perfect sense!

This was a pretty fun job up until the District Manager went full stop stupid and decided to do fuck all to help the stores. I need this BFA to be done ASAP, or I need a sweet internship to open up.



If I didn't have a con to be saving for, games I'm super excited for (and, oh yea, bills), I would gleefully tell my District Manager to kiss my ass. Ten times.

Because this broad sucks at her job, she's been shuffling me between multiple stores. Not because I'm a problematic employee. Not because I have issues with my store managers. No, I get moved around because I'm doing a good job.

Allow me to regale you with a story of stupid office politics!Collapse )