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Offline BlackSwan317Topic starter

Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2011, 07:59:55 PM »
Omg she loves it. Lol. It's got huge inflatable sides to it, so I bought it under the thought of "it's safer than her jumping on the couch, which she does every time my back is turned. And it seems to have wore her out. She definitely crawled out of it about 10 minutes ago curled up on my lap with her blanket. By the time I got her into her pj's and laid her down her eyes were barely open. Sleepy babe :-) I think I may grow to love this thing.

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2011, 09:05:43 PM »
I used to do do college radio, and one summer night at an end-of-term party the head of the station was given just that: an inflatable trampoline, with pumpable "fences" on the sides, just like the one your friend got. He loved it, and as far as I know it's still with him. ;)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2011, 09:07:20 PM by gaggedLouise »

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2011, 11:28:21 PM »
Aww that's awesome :-p

Shey is actually my daughter, but I guess that makes her my friend too :-p

Ho hum. Another night at work.

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2011, 03:06:25 AM »
If it makes the kid sleep faster and it isn't a teaspoon of nyquil, then I'm not about to doubt the magic of the inflatable trampoline.

Offline BlackSwan317Topic starter

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« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2011, 04:15:30 AM »
*nods* Indeed

Yay! Training a new girl tonight that's NOT MAKING ME WANT TO KILL MYSELF! WOOOOOT! And she's actually decent to talk to!

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2011, 04:36:47 AM »
Oh thank GOD! I was honestly worried that you wouldn't find someone else willing to work third shift that wasn't out of their mind. I mean... if the folk like us, who usually work thirds, is any indication... additionally the variety that I work with personally... >>

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2011, 05:19:36 AM »
You and me both! I think this shift makes you crazier if you aren't already comfortable in your questionable sanity

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« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2011, 01:50:04 PM »
Well, now I know that I CAN work third shift. But I also know that I can't work at Walmart.

Offline BlackSwan317Topic starter

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« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2011, 04:51:39 PM »
I used to love working third shift till the little one came, and I'm sure I can be fine with it again once she's in day care so I can actually get consistent sleep during the day without having to rely on the x husband for it. No one should have to work at walmart. *shutters*

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« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2011, 02:23:41 AM »
Unfortunately, I had to. But then I realized that I had to quit because that strain of flu hit me harder than anyone. Hallucinations and muscle spasms are usually a sign of a VERY weak immune system. And  that would have been fixed if they would CHANGE THE GODDAMN FILTER.

-twitch-

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2011, 03:50:20 AM »
I can to this conclusion today:

Tall man with a hooked nose and horrible posture?

Tattoo on his left arm indicating membership of a group of hoodlums?

Feisty little red-head with a tendency to look past appearances and stick up for the little guy?

If I draw these two as canon... I could easily be mistaken for Snape/Lily fanfiction.

Offline BlackSwan317Topic starter

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« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2011, 04:21:20 AM »
Snape/Lily?

Offline Hy3na

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« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2011, 04:43:40 AM »
Lily Evans. Harry Potter's dead mom. Vella is obsessed with the series. ^^;;

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« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2011, 07:11:32 AM »
Ahhh! Right! Gotcha ^_^

Haha that is rather funny honestly

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2011, 10:16:03 AM »
Depends - it could be read as Snape/Hermione if there's any sort of age difference (and I've seen such fanfiction running around).

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« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2011, 04:08:24 PM »
If we're looking past the fact that Lixi is immortal and Martin is in his late 20's... I wouldn't really say there's much of an age difference.

Also, Snape/Hermione can be very well written. But like everything in the HP universe,  it takes a considerable amount of digging.

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« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2011, 05:18:41 PM »
I may be a bit frightened by the concept of the latter.

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« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2011, 06:19:12 PM »
Usually they age Hermione up to her mid-twenties. The good ones do, anyway. >>

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« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2011, 06:41:47 PM »
*nods*  I'd actually extrapolate it from the HP universe to fanfic in general:  There is well-written stuff out there, but you really have to dig for it.

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« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2011, 07:18:19 PM »
Occasionally you have a fandom that isn't 98% crap. Hetalia seems to have a fairly intelligent fanbase, as does the new Sherlock Holmes miniseries. Most of the fanfiction seems to be old enough to know how to make a proper historical reference.

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« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2011, 07:18:33 PM »
Occasionally you have a fandom that isn't 98% crap. Hetalia seems to have a fairly intelligent fanbase, as does the new Sherlock Holmes miniseries. Most of the fanfiction seems to be old enough to know how to make a proper historical reference.

I loved Sherlock, it was hands down the best crime tv series I've seen for some time. Wonderful, stylish scripts, very good acting and the photography and sets, though 21st century, seamlessly fit into Conan Doyle's universe (the slightly washed-out images, echoing old sepia photos, unobtrusively helped make you feel the series was close to "old London"). Technically it's fanfic, but the resources they could put into it were far removed from normal fanfic productions.

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2011, 08:10:37 PM »
I'll confess a certain fangirlish thrill when they start getting ambiguous about Holmes's sexuality - especially with such a vibrant Holmes.

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« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2011, 06:19:21 PM »
ADmittedly, I've only seen a bit of the series over my fiance's shoulder. But what I saw was fantastic. I like how they did a good job of showing that he's not this amazing charismatic genius that's good at everything. He really is kind of a jerk. That's something that I've been noticing in TV lately: a tendency towards the anti-hero. =D

I could have that wrong, though. I might be using the wrong term. I haven't eaten anything substantial yet and its past 7 pm... >>

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Re: The Lonely Life of a Hotel Desk
« Reply #73 on: April 02, 2011, 07:00:24 PM »
Completely socially inept.  There's this bit where he comments on the fact that the girl at the M.E.'s office has put on makeup, that he doesn't like it, and (later on), that she's taken it off.  Never once does it seem to occur to him that she's trying to make herself attractive to him.

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« Reply #74 on: April 02, 2011, 07:10:59 PM »
I'm thinking of a particular scene where he's speculating that (probably the same girl's) new beau is gay, speaking with her on the evidence that supports his theory. He just seemed very proud of himself for pissing her off. xD