*Laughs loudly at the customers who expect quick turnarounds on orders that are not even up yet in the store.*
No, you live in a different country. Expecting a shipment to arrive in less than seven business days according to your timeline will a) cost you way more money than you would want to pay, and b) will still likely be delayed by customs, because that’s what they do. Also, we’re at a convention this weekend, so it will only have 5 business days anyways.
I would love to be able to fulfill all orders all the time; however, we are a company of two and it’s all hand-cut. And I’m so exhausted.
Toronto School Board trustee Sam Sotiropoulos has come under fire after saying in a tweet he “reserves the right not to believe” in transgendered people.
Another reminder that Canada’s as fucked up and bigoted as America.
This is unbelievable. TDSB has a document written in 2011 by the TDSB Equitable and Inclusive Schools team entitled “Challenging Homophobia and Heterosexism: a K-12 Curriculum Resource Guide” that a number of other boards use as a basis for creating their own regional documents. It was created to further Bill 13: Creating Safe and Accepting Schools, which is a variation on the anti-bullying acts that came before. It advocates tougher consequences for students who bully on the basis of prejudice, discrimination, or hate. Funny how someone elected to a board that created a far-reaching anti-discrimination document “reserves the right not to believe” in transgender people. You know what you can reserve the right not to believe in? The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. You cannot deny the existence of people.
This guy needs to be removed from his post. He is in violation of the Ontario Safe Schools Code of Conduct. Get the hell out with your poisonous vitriol.
Freedom is the right of ALL sentient beings
Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, Namecheap, Foursquare, imgur, and reddit.
Will you join too?
Oh, but that’s not all that happened this morning. Just a few hours ago I got a phone call from a number in Washington, DC. The person on the other end tried to ask some questions without identifying themselves, but when I asked outright they told me they were from NCTA — yep, as in the National Cable Television Association, aka Comcast’s lobbying army.
They wanted to know when we would be announcing the names of the companies participating in the September 10th net neutrality protest. I suggested they take a look at the front page of The Guardian, or at this op-ed by the CEO of Etsy in Wired, and mentioned they may want to check out this TIME Magazine article. Then I hung up.
After the call, I couldn’t stop smiling. I’ve been organizing for many years and one thing I’ve learned is that powerful enemies only start contacting you when they’re scared. If they don’t think you’re being effective, they ignore you.
Friends, we are giving some of the most powerful interests in the world a run for their money. And they have tons of money. We’ve got Comcast & company shaken up and scared. This is our chance to to drive the message home and win this once and for all.
All the tools you need for the battle are here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
If you’ve got a website, blog, or Tumblr run the “slowdown” widget on your site to symbolically show your users a “loading” message and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. If you don’t have a site, change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this email to everyone you know to spread the word.
The truth is, unlike Comcast and their cronies, we have nothing to hide. A report from the Sunlight Foundation yesterday showed that 99% of comments the FCC has received are in support of net neutrality. The public agrees, and hell hath no fury like the Internet scorned. As I write this email, I’m feeling more hopeful about our chances of victory in the battle for net neutrality than I have since we started this fight.
We can win this, and when we do, it’s a victory we can put in the history books.
For the Internet,
-Evan Greer at Fight for the Future
P.S. Our friends at Namecheap are really throwing down in the fight for net neutrality. Check out the awesome video they just put up at NetNeutrality.com (nice URL right?), wait til you get to the part where people are riding on toilets chasing wall street bankers up a bike ramp.
P.P.S. There’s still time to get your very own #TeamInternet t-shirt or hoodie. Go here and reserve yours before they’re gone! http://teespring.com/stores/team-internet
The difficult part of running your own business is dealing with suppliers. When the suppliers don’t have your supplies for whatever reason, it makes it really hard to manufacture your product. When three suppliers screw you over for not having your supplies, two of which have been paid for, then you’re completely fucked.
We are still out of tumblers, with the expected delivery date moved again to September 23; the 36 dozen were ordered and paid for at the end of July. Our missing case of flasks is mostly being replaced, but the order for that and the other three cases aren’t going to be fulfilled until the 8th at the earliest because they are on vacation, then they have to be shipped from overseas. I have camo green and pink flasks, and that’s basically it. We simply can’t get the steins because they’re not being shipped to the store, and we can’t order directly from the company which is bollocks. And we have 11 dozen highballs, which is nothing and won’t replace what we need from Fan Expo and Montreal.
Basically, we have two conventions this month for which we won’t have much product, therefore can’t sell much, therefore are scrambling to make expenses and have some to spare to cover bills and things. Thank the gods I have an actual paycheque coming in, otherwise food might be an issue. I’d pick up another job (ha, like I can get one), but the hours I put into the business and school combined mean I already work 50-60 hours a week as it is. I’m not compensated like it, mind, but that’s the nature of a creative home business. Financially and time management-wise, it sucks.
If you see me and I look tired or out of it, this is why. Too much work, lots of worry, not enough sleep, and caffeine abuse. Add to that the ridiculousness of my ongoing mental and physical health, and it’s a wonder I can stand some days.
I am alive, I do exist, if in a form that is recovering from con plague. I learned that my body can only take so much, and after sleeping only 8-9 hours in four days, it went on strike in the form of a head cold complete with fever. This was particularly fun as it struck on my first day back at work. I’m teaching part-time Core French again, and it’s passable. It’s the first week and the first week means nothing, and I think the kids felt sorry for me because I was a disgusting wretch with very little voice. The staff is small and supportive, though, and it’s a huge change from my last school of awful.
That said, being around so many people, between the conventions and school, is exhausting. I am relishing this time to myself where no one is even in the house and it’s quiet. I like the quiet. I miss it. I can breathe here. It’s a delicate balance I need to strike, especially since there are still two conventions this month, another next month, and I have to make product and do schoolwork and marking and have to interact with people on a professional level, which means it is Frowned Upon to sit on the floor and throw one’s hands in the air, whining pitifully. I sometimes do it anyway. And get Frowned At.
So I exist. I may possibly exist in a social manner outside that which is mandated by work. Just give me time to breathe.
WIP of PRim in Venture Bros. “style”, more like…not…I’m trying
Cause oh my god Pacific Rim is getting an animated series and even though it looks like it’s going to be produced by a Japanese studio(?), Venture Bros. style would be hella fun.
tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest.
wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres
powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minaj
zatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu
black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé
someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.
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