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04 June 2018 @ 11:05 pm
Workplace woes  
I promised myself I'd post more often and wouldn't wait until I had things to complain about, but I have something big to complain about, lol. I'm going to talk about fandom after, if that helps.

Here in Michigan, you can return plastic bottles, aluminum cans, or glass bottles for 10 cents. We always get busier after holidays - like Memorial Day - because people party and drink and then want to return their shit. They insert the bottles into the machine, which sorts them by type, and drops them into these huge black bins. The company that provides the black bins keeps shorting us. We've been insanely busy this entire week - the bottle room has been going nonstop. Can you see where this is going?

That's right, we ran out of black bins.

This doesn't mean the bottle room shuts down, of course. No, instead, we have to pull the black bins out, shovel the bottles/cans into SHOPPING CARTS, and then slide the black bin back in so the customers can continue to return bottles. This is the result. What do you do with all those carts Popkin, you may ask. Let me tell you: tomorrow, when we get more black bins delivered, we have to lift those carts up and dump them into the giant bins. There are about 30 carts in that video. Tomorrow is also shaping up to be an absolutely shitty day. And my back already hurts.

In more cheerful fandom news, I have finished Liminal. It was wonderfully done, and I love how the author touches on all characters - Teyla, Elizabeth, and Ronon - though of course the focus is on John and Rodney. I've read that fic only once, long ago. I think I'm going to declare this year, "Reread all the stuff you've only read once" year. I'm still crazy in love with McShep, but I'm starting to crave new, long fic with all the tropes and stuff that I love LOL. Most of the fic that I haven't read yet have a reason for it, though there are a couple I'm not sure why I haven't read yet...

I've stopped making random forays into odd fandoms, but I haven't been reading much fic lately. I'm doing a beta read, and a couple weeks ago I started the latest Murderbot book which I'd really love to finish. Once I'm all caught up there, I think I might reread the Two Body Problem series. It's one of my absolute favorite fics posted in recent years, and though the series doesn't end with everything completely resolved, the author published an earlier version of the fic for McShep_Match, which DOES have a happy ending.

What is everyone reading?

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timespirt on June 5th, 2018 05:51 am (UTC)
The series starts in this order:
Author: Cassandra Clare

This also has a show that is on TV called Shadowhunters based on the Mortal Instruments books

The Infernal Devices 3 books
The mortal instruments 6 books
Dark Artifices 2 books and one on the way
This series starts in this order:
Author: Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book series

Heroes of Olympus (5 Book Series)
popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on June 8th, 2018 09:07 pm (UTC)
OH. I've heard of these two series! I'm not sure why I didn't connect them lol. I'll definitely have to check them out now :D I know my friend ADORES the Shadowhunters series and wants to watch it with me...
timespirt on June 9th, 2018 04:32 am (UTC)
I just found out they canceled it. They will bring it back in January for what was supposed to be the summer run of it's 3rd season and will make a 2 hour finally for the show. I'm so bummed! Not renewed for a 4th season. Netflix was supposed to be helping to pay for half the costs for it to run on the freeform (Disney)network but backed out of the deal. Disney won't pay the costs for the whole thing so it's canceled. It was doing well too.

You'll love the books.
popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on July 1st, 2018 02:30 am (UTC)
There is a HUUUUUGE movement to save Shadowhunters - I don't know if you've seen it. I've mostly noticed it on twitter. And I do think they could have some measure of success - they've tweeted over 2 million times on the subject, have raised money for the Trevor Project, bought billboards about their campaign. But Freeform, who makes Shadowhunters, has been making some SUUUUPER shady decisions regarding the show. Like pushing back the rest of season 3 until 2019, when the "SaveShadowhunters" movement has died down, and thus Netflix/Hulu/Whomever won't feel they have a reason to pick it up.

My friend is super into the movement, which is how I know all this stuff. The good news is, however, that I've started watching the show :D Magnus and Alec are AMAZING, and I will be honest I'm watching the show for them lol.
timespirt on July 1st, 2018 05:31 am (UTC)
I hope it gets saved. I really like the show. They call Magnus and Alec Malek. I like them too.