Bad, Energy, and Fae: m4ge
iwalk into starbucks and order a pumpkin spice
latte with 13 shots of espresso. i tell the barista that
i intend to transcend humanity and become a god.
i ask for no whip creanm
you say this jokingly but i had a customer actually
order a pumpkin spice latte with 9 shots of espresso
(also no whip) and when i asked her to verify that she
did indeed want 9 shots of espresso she looked me
dead in the eyes and said "i have 5 kids"
Ionce had a woman come in and ordered an
Americano with 19 shots of espresso. The drink
took ages. It held up the line. I asked her why, and
she shrugged and said "I just don't care". We still talk
about that woman. We never saw her again.
new cryptid: exhausted woman at starbucks
Actual conversation I had at register
Hi, welcome to [Starbucks! What can I
get you, today?"
How much is it to fill a Venti with Espresso?"
A venti cup. How much to fill it with Espresso?"
Oh. uh. Well, it'd be l suppose.. only have a button
for a Quad. I don't have special pricing for twenty
ounces of espresso in a single... drink.
Price is the furthest thing from my mind right now
How many 'add shots' is that?"
deep breath of fear* "t'd be a quad with clears
throat* "uh, sixteen additional shots of espresso.
But, ma'am, I should tell you that the shots will start
to get really bitter if they have to sit and wait for us
to pull twenty of them-
Taste means nothing to me."
At this point I am truly fearing for my very existence in
the presence of what must clearly be an eldritch being.
Oh. Well, okay." I put on my absolute best customer
service smile to hide my terror and accept that I must
face this dragon, fae, or demon with dignity. "We carn
certainly get that for you! The price will be
She begins to pay, I shit thee not, with golden dollar
coins. We are a block from Wall Street, and this eldritch
demi-being is paying for an unholy elixer with golden
coins. My life will end soon, I am sure of it.
"Do you still have the 'Add Energy' packets?"
My heart began to race at this request. Yes ma am."
How many can I add?
Futile though it is, at least I know the rote response to
this. "For health reasons, we won't add more than one
per drink and we cannot sell the packets individually
alter the order and tell her the new price. She pays,
dumps the change and five golden dollars into the
tip box. I write the order on the venti cup and pass it
silently to the girl working the hot beverage station.
Normally we called and pass, but this was not
something to be spoken aloud.
My fellow takes the cup, not thinking anything of the
minor break with protocol, until she sees the order.
She stares at me. "No."
The woman, which I call her for no other greater
insight into her terrifying being is within my grasp,
simply stands on the other side and says, calmly
but with a commanding tone I expect of Admirals
in bad movies, "Yes
My fellow barista pales before her task. But we are
dutiful, we are true to our task, great though it may be.
She sets about clearing the two brand new Matrena's
of all distraction, and sets two tall cups in the ready
position. The energy packet is emptied into the venti
cup, and the shots begin pouring
The barista was damn near shaking. This woman's
gaze felt like the fires of the sun. Finally, the shots are
pulled, the cup is filled, and the hand off takes place.
ta was damn near shaking. This woman's
gaze felt like the fires of the sun. Finally, the shots are
pulled, the cup is filled, and the hand off takes place.
Our visiting Incomprehensible takes it to our milk bar
and adds a dollop of cream. Satisfied, she proceeds to
down what must have been half the damn cup.
Then she smiled at us, like a benediction and I was
honestly filled with joy. And horror. She left, and we
knew nothing more of her after that.
When I talk with other former employees, we quickly
begin talking about "The Company" as if we'd never
I, perhaps knowing that part of our soul still powers
that awesome and terrible corporate machine. And
when I share this stroy, other Baristas at first act
shocked but quickly settle and comes the chorus,
"Yeah, I had one like that."
Okay, Starbucks lore is my new favorite genre
of literature. Please collect all these and
more into a book.
..I thought Venti Espresso Cryptid was a fever dream
my manager had. Good lord.
When an elder one visits Starbucks.
Anime, Apparently, and Asian: ISNE PIXAR
<p><a href="http://unicornempire.tumblr.com/post/158417777914/rifa-dasakuryo-ahsoka-oldworldblues" class="tumblr_blog">unicornempire</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://rifa.tumblr.com/post/158413457157/dasakuryo-ahsoka-oldworldblues" class="tumblr_blog">rifa</a>:</p>
<p><a href="http://dasakuryo.tumblr.com/post/158241340980/ahsoka-oldworldblues-musicalhog-new-coco" class="tumblr_blog">dasakuryo</a>:</p>
<p><a href="http://ahsoka.tumblr.com/post/158239817503/musicalhog-new-coco-poster-and-a-new-trailer-is" class="tumblr_blog">ahsoka</a>:</p>
<p><a href="http://old--worldblues.tumblr.com/post/158238906397/musicalhog-new-coco-poster-and-a-new-trailer-is" class="tumblr_blog">old–worldblues</a>:</p>
<p><a href="http://musicalhog.tumblr.com/post/158235108899/new-coco-poster-and-a-new-trailer-is-coming-next" class="tumblr_blog">musicalhog</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p><a href="https://twitter.com/leeunkrich/status/840245282373689344/photo/1">New Coco poster!</a> And a new trailer is coming next week.</p></blockquote>
<p>Lmao anyway fuck disney for refusing to do the book of life because of racism and then doing a movie exactly like it</p>
<p>And fuck them, an American company, for having the audacity to try and copyright Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican cultural holiday. It’s sickening.</p>
<p>The plot of Coco is literally the plot of The Book of Life with some minor changes so the plagiarism isn’t that blatantly obvious.</p>
<p>Boycot this movie. Disney didn’t want to make The Book of Life because it would not interest USAmerican (ahem gringo ahem) audiences. And now they are basically plagiarising TBL.</p>
<p>Disney made it abundantly clear they only care about using Latin American cultures, Mexican in this case, for money, but actually don’t care about Latinxs/Latin Americans and respectful and authentic rep. If not, look at The Emperor’s New Groove and that wtf thing they did with Elena of Avalor.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="lifetimetv:Vb5yITZrN-SkOBpIM_syCg:ZtKMan1d5El48" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fcbc54e84c9541ddefd987b4127e0291/tumblr_njkv6cwo3s1tb8iyko1_500.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fcbc54e84c9541ddefd987b4127e0291/tumblr_inline_op5axmDlvi1rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fcbc54e84c9541ddefd987b4127e0291/tumblr_njkv6cwo3s1tb8iyko1_500.gif"/></figure><p>Ah yes, boycotting a racially and culturally diverse film will really show Disney that they should……… stick to…….. white movies? That doing anything besides a ‘safe’ film will end in boycotts and rage on the internet? </p>
“The day John Lasseter gave the thumbs up for this movie, I immediately felt this huge weight drop onto my shoulders because I knew that we were doing something different than we had ever made at the studio and that for the first time, we were going to have this enormous responsibility to do right by this culture and not lapse into stereotype or cliché,”
The result is that Unkrich secured an all-Latino voice cast (including Gael Garcia Bernal as a skeleton named Hector who helps Miguel on his journey in the Land of the Dead) and sought authenticity via numerous story consultants, key crew members and filmmakers (like co-director Adrian Molina), and musical talent culled from artists down in Mexico. Unkrich, Molina, and producer Darla K. Anderson made frequent trips south of the border (in fact, Lasseter approved the film just three weeks before one Dia de Muertos fell, spurring a first-time scramble to not miss out) and soon sent his story artists, production designers, and even sound crew down to take the aesthetic pulse of villages.
<p>From <a href="http://ew.com/movies/2016/12/25/coco-first-look-pixar/">x</a></p>
<p>Also looks like this was in pre production in 2013 so thats probably part of why they didnt want to pick up BoL? It could have been for any reason tbh</p>
<p>Anyways like, if you dont wanna support it don’t but y’all are always clamoring for more varied representation in dinsey and pixar so maybe don’t boycott a film they are using to test to waters? Like if they make another Scandinavian fantasy film after this and you all rage Im gonna remember this, put your money where your mouth is :/</p>
<p>Also like, am I crazy or has Disney not been actively including latin@ representation? Or is Elena Princess of Avalore a fever dream Ive been having</p>
<p>Remember don’t get on the hate bandwagon with no proof; you claim that the story is a rip-off but you don’t go into any detail about either plot. We’re supposed to just believe your interpretation? I’d definitely need to know a lot more about Coco before casting judgment. </p>
<p>And Book of Life came out in 2014, if Coco was in pre-production at 2013 it could easily have been passed over for the fact that they already had an in house story to represent that market, and we all know full well that Disney likes to go through a different cultural story/background for each feature film as part of their longstanding tradition. </p>
<p>Even if you want to assume the worst and that their motives were bad and that they’re some evil megacorporation, which you can surely be entitled to think I’m not going to say Disney is amazing and doesn’t have a horrible history- at the very least they are finally making non-white movies. Boycotting the very content we have been begging for for ages isn’t going to get us anywhere, it’s just going to make that content that we asked for unable to turn a profit and therefore impossible to create and sustain a business with. We can’t expect people to make content and not support themselves on it as well, they need to make money to be viable sources of income to sustain the business. If this film doesn’t make money all Disney is going to know is that they can’t make feature films about Latino stories/cultures/etc because it won’t sell.</p>
<p>Why are y'all always doing this shit? Seriously why? I’m beginning to think that you secretly don’t want any diversity at all because any attempt at it is never enough for you. You boycott The Great Wall because it had ONE white dude on the poster. Never mind the primarily Asian cast. Never mind the CHINESE director. You made it clear that you weren’t the least bit interested in Asian made films with Asian actors as long as there was a white guy anywhere within 5000 feet of it. Then you flip shit about TGITS. Never mind the fact that Major isn’t even a freaking human. Since it was from an anime she had to be Japanese. Never mind the fact that plenty of animes are actually depicting white people. Never mind the fact that TGITS fans from Japan loved the idea of Scarlet Johansen playing the lead. Never mind the fact that it brought attention to a well-made anime classic. Just wah wah boycott because we know what Japanese people should be offended by better than they do. Maui was too big, something something Polynesian stereotypes. Honey Lemon can’t be Latino! She’s not brown enough and she doesn’t run around making tacos and screaming “ay dios mio!” all the time! The Princess and the Frog girl was going to be named Maddie but no we can’t have that because it sounds vaguely like the word “Mammie” if you have absolutely no idea how English works.</p><p>You claim you want diversity and then you absolutely dissect and destroy anything that attempts it. You refuse to be satisfied with anything because any attempt at diversity will not be quite right for you. You claim to speak on behalf of other cultures because apparently you don’t think that they are smart enough to speak for themselves.</p><p>Well speaking as a female minority, stop it. I’m sick of this crap. I don’t need you to speak for me and tell me what I need to be offended by. I don’t need you to stop people from enjoying every damn thing because you love being bitter so much. You are destroying the hard work of minority creators and great strides in cultural sensitivity and awareness because you’re happier if everyone stays separate and hating each other. You’re as disgusting with your stereotypes as the racists you claim to hate.</p>