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Ass, Bad, and Disappointed: LEATHERMOUTH BLUNT # 77 TO BE QUITE FRANK a singer and maybe we'll do a record. So they had a friend they tried out on vocals but it didn't work out because he didn't write any lyrics. So they were just like, "We're probably gonna scrap the band. I was like There's no way you can kill this band!' Iasked them to have one practice with me singing. I convinced them to book a practice studio on a weekend and I wrote a few lyrics and we had a practice and that was it." For a long time LeATHERMOUTH was a studio-only project, recording in lero's basement during times when he wasn't touring the world with The Black Parade. "We recorded everything with me and Rob (Hughes) and couple of other guys. Now it's like two years later and it's just me Rob left. The rest of guys that started the band, a couple went off and started another band, "The world is full of people that are hiding from thestuff that's going on in the world today.I wanted to attack these things head-on."-Frank lero that broke up, some people got married, moved away, whatever. So when we wanted to tour, we recruited James DeWees (Get Up Kids, Reggie & The Full Effect) to play drums, my friend John Maguire to play bass and my other friend, Eddie Auletta, to play guitar." Signed to indie godhead Epitaph/Shock, LeATHER MOUTH will release their debut full-length, XO, this January. Subscribing to an unwavering musical aes thetic of relentless, heavy hardcore punk, XO's lyrical tirades are directed towards everyone from the cops to drug dealers to the government to school bullies. With very little melodic ambition to speak of, lero screams like a man literally bursting with things to say. On the touring side of things, the band completed a mini US tour in September with Reggie & The Full Effect, followed in December by four dates support- ing Mindless Self Indulgence "That was a thing where convenience came into play," lero says of the brief bouts of touring. "My Chem was on tour, so of course my good friend James DeWees was on tour with us, he plays keyboards with My Chem. We were talking about doing other bands and stuff, we'd been practicing on the road and we decided a LeATHERMOUTH tour would be cool. James HOLD ONTO YOUR FRINGES MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE FANS FRANK IERO IS ONE PISSED OFF DUDE AND LEATHERMOUTH IS ONE PISSED-OFF SIDE-PROJECT. BY MATT REEKIE hallenging an audience to think is tanta- mount to commercial suicide in the rock game. So it's a damn lucky thing that shift ing units was the last thing on My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank lero's mind when he conceived LeATHERMOUTH Pissed off at the world and all the evil sons of bitches in it, LeATHERMOUTH is set to inflame debate both musical and political. The group's hardcore punk sound is too brutal and unrelenting to appeal to a mass audience, but that's beside the point as far as My Chem then for one, they would probably be really disappointed and two, very offended. "Another reason I wanted to keep it anonymouUS is because I was a little scared of what people would think. But on the other hand, I don't want to run away from anything or pretend that I didn't say some of the things I've said. The world is full of people that are hid- ing from the stuff that's going on in the world today. wanted to attack these things head-on. People are so PC, parents want to shield their kids' eyes to what's actually going on, and I think that's just adding to the misery that's running rampant in the world today." Formed in New Jersey in 2007 by some friends of lero, including Rob Hughes, LeATHERMOUTH could just as easily have never happened. To hear lero explain the whole story, one starts to understand how much his own personal passion and drive brought the thing to life. Clearly,he needed this outlet "It was actually right before [My Chemical Ro- mance] recorded The Black Parade," he begins. "I was back home, we had taken some time off, and a couple of my friends were thinking of starting a new band. "I remember it like it was yesterday. It was right before we were going to see a movie; we were in the parking lot of the movies and we all crowded into their Volkswagen. They played me this 3 song demo, there were no vocals or anything like that, just simple verse- chorus punk rock, and I was like, Wow, how can I be involved with this band? "I have my record label, Skeleton Crew that Irun with a few friends so I told these guys they should find was going to do a Reggie & The Full Effect tour, so we decided that I'd play in Reggie with him and we'd both do LeATHERMOUTH "We had done a few shows here and there but it never felt real until we did the Reggie & The Full Effect tour. It actually felt like the band was finally doing things after two years of just recording in my basement. All these emotions started to come out and the shows just got better every day. By the time we were like, 'This is turning into something incred- ible,' the tour was over. We were like, "We need to lero is concerned book something else.' But then life comes in and you have to do certain things." These "certain things" for lero include his duties with My Chemical Romance, which will almost certainly ensure that LeATHERMOUTH gigs are fewer and farther between in 2009. It remains to be seen whether the thrashy hardcore sound of LeATHERMOUTH will influence lero's con- tribution to the new MCR album. He's fairly certain it won't, but he's not ruling anything out "That's the thing with My Chem, you never say never because anything can come out.I don't know what will "If I kept this inside any longer, I would probably explode," he says flatly of the project, which features himself on vocals alongside an old Jersey friend, Rob Hughes, on guitar LeATHERMOUTH inhabits a completely different realm to the highly commercial one ruled over by My Chemical Romance. Likewise, it's a long way from the singer/songwriter folk ballads, electronica dabbling, or white boy rap that so often rear their ugly heads when members of popular rock bands embark upon side-projects. LEATHERMOUTH is all about hard, fast LEATHERMOUTH and raw punk rock. "It's not better than My Chem, it's not worse than My Chem, it's just different, and I really feel like I need both," lero states. In an effort to soften the blow for MCR fans, he stresses that the two bands could not be more dissimilar. "Originally I thought maybe l'd keep it completely anonymous. I thought if people would automatically check this out solely because they like ATHEAMAUTH Xo happen. Maybe we'll throw a heavy-ass breakdown on the new record? I'd put my money on no, but you never can tell." B XO is out on January 24th on Epitaph through Shock. demolitonlover: Blunt Magazine, February 2009 (x x) Additional record review which was not scanned and received 8 out of 10:When guitarist for New Jersey pretty boys My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero, gets some time away from the band, he likes to relax by getting down in his basement with his other band and screaming till the veins pop out in his forehead. He’s been doing this for the past few years, making recordings with some friends under the banner, LeATHERMOUTH. XO, the full-length debut by the side-project, is brutal hardcore with raw, savage production (it really was recorded in Iero’s basement) and lyrics that are matched for passion and aggression by the guttural delivery. There’s no pop hooks, no emo choruses - nothing to cry over, but plenty to get you fired up. While on one hand it’s sure to attract a lot of curious My Chem fans, mayn of whom are sure to either disappointed or downright frightened, this connection mean it’s also liable to miss its target market slightly due to the fact that regular fans of this type of raging hardcore are sure to be put off by Iero’s day job. Too bad for the snobs who think that way - they’re missing out big time.
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Batman, Friends, and Fucking: t1 XOBillie and 2 others Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Shit. I'm real mad about 'Twilight' on this 507 2.2K 2.7K n MCR FANS and 1 other Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Vampire S- The perfect end credits to the film. th Catheadx and 2 others Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 "Kids..." Clearly the best song on the album. Should have been the first single. 522 2.3K 2.8K Nene Chan. and 2 others liked Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Wow.."Kids..". All of the sounds are vintage analog by Jamie M. He also used a sample from his youthhehad beenholding onto for s0 years th lightning ray toro and 4 others Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 DESTROYA is a workout live, but also the one where I am most in-tune with my body and emotionally out of control 451 3.2K 3.7K th teeh and 6 others Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 DESTROYA...got a feeling this is going to be the best song on the album 678 th 3.33.6K Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 So far '"Summertime" has the best vocal sound on the album... Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Wow. "Summertime" sounds fucking great. 574 t 2.5K 2.7K E Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 *smoke break* 384th 1.82.0K t Désillusionnér击卅'18 and 2 others Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Hard to think during "S/CIA/R/E/C/RIOW".sucks you in. Song is about atomic war and the lie you would tell your child getting to shelter 337th 2.8K3.6K Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Also the best use of "You Motherfucker" ever. Hands down. Come at me. 565 3.2K 3.9K ti To and 2 others Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 "Save Yourself".Fav lyric of all time is on this- "it's ain't about all the friends you made, but the grafftl they write on your grave' Hat 359th 3.33.9K Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 "Party Poison"- Airi did an amazing job with the Japanese. She is also the BLI woman in the videos.. 304 1.7K 2.3K riley Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 @Makeawish t and 2 others Retweeted My fav memory of "Only Hope" is dedicating it to a girl who was at a show via th space amelia and 1 other Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Hahaha... "Planetary" is fucking awesome. Control room was like a rave when we did it. Prob the most "bold claims" of any lyrics I've written th MCR FANS and 1 other Retweeted Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Last chorus harmonies on "Bulletproof" were stacked to sound like @stryperband. Rich Costey and I orig concieved them during CW mixing SNene Chanand 2 others liked Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Lots of use of the word "pigs" on this album... 377th 2.02.4K Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Some of the guitars in Na Na Na are actually keyboard guitar samples that we called "Black Metal Guitars" 1671.9 2.4K Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 The ". thought you was Batman" line is prob one of my favs I ever wrote...followed by my best Patti Smith impression on the bridge 229th 2.2K3.0K colexoxo and 2 others liked Gerard Way @gerardway 31 Mar 2013 Ahhh @steverigh... so much fun to record this intro. He showed up already dressed as Dr D.. 101 859 1.5K killjoyhistory: Gerard Way Gerard Way listens to Danger Days and livetweets his thoughts (3/31/2013).
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Christmas, Cookies, and England: 5 million subscribers in 6 months 5 million subscribers in 1 month Youlube AEWIND 2018 5 million dislikes in 2 days [Intro: Jake Paul] Ayy, Sleep, you ready? Don't sleep on it tho' [Chorus: Jake Paul] Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch [Verse 1: Jake Paul] Say All I want for Christmas is that Jake Paul merch All I want for Christmas is a Jake Paul shirt All she want for Christmas is JP on the fur All I want for Christmas is that JP sweatshirt Say [Refrain: Jake Paul] Fanjoy.co, back slash Jake Paul Get it while you can Before I sell it all Spend a hundred dollars, free shippin', y'all Go tell your momma, she gotta buy it all [Pre-Chorus] Fanjoy to the world My merch has come [Chorus: Jake Paul] Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch [Verse 2: Jake Paul] Saint Nick Crompton is the merch Santa, man It's old Saint Nick, sleigh from England Don't leave him cookies, just some tea, man Stuff in yo' tree with that Jake Paul brand [Refrain: Jake Paul] Fanjoy.co, back slash Jake Paul Get it while you can before I sell it all Spend a hundred dollars, free shippin', y'all Go tell your momma, she gotta buy it all [Pre-Chorus] Fanjoy to the world My merch has come [Chorus: Jake Paul] Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch Buy dat merch

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Being Alone, Anaconda, and Animals: ugly fuckthekxng gokishi man you know what I want? a superhero series where they have powers that 100% contradict their personalities. a fishermans daughter who lives by the sea, swims every day, learns that she can control fire. a boy whos mortified of heights but realizes he can use antigravity and hates it. someone who was bitten by a dog as a child, suffers extreme fear around animals, can now communicate with them. they're all disgusted by their powers. uss-assbutt yes good but what about the character development as they learn to cope with their powers and overcome their fears the pyrokinetic swimmer wading out into the ocean armed with waterproof matches to practice so nothing goes wrong, building her confidence with the sea as her safety net, being so proud when she figures out how to heat the air just enough that she dries off instantly after swimming the boy slowly overcoming his fear of heights, realizing that he can catch himself if he ever falls, standing swaying on top of playground sets and closing his eyes as he tries to safely hover down (and not fall on his face again) the girl's terror lessening as the previously terrifying cacophony of the dogs at the park turns into a chorus of ba ball! throw me the ball!" "it's me! I'm the good boy!" and "squir- re!!" and learning to communicate back, have them listen to her, learning how to calm down a dog who's overexcited to the point of biting, discovering that the scary dog down the street is just home alone a lot and lonely, staring her fear in the face and learning its secrets because being disgusted with their powers is interesting, but I want to see people learning to love even the scary and contradictory parts of themselves Source: gokishi 488,193 notes omg-humor:Coming soon!!
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Being Alone, Anaconda, and Animals: ugly fuckthekxng gokishi man you know what I want? a superhero series where they have powers that 100% contradict their personalities. a fishermans daughter who lives by the sea, swims every day, learns that she can control fire. a boy whos mortified of heights but realizes he can use antigravity and hates it. someone who was bitten by a dog as a child, suffers extreme fear around animals, can now communicate with them. they're all disgusted by their powers. uss-assbutt yes good but what about the character development as they learn to cope with their powers and overcome their fears the pyrokinetic swimmer wading out into the ocean armed with waterproof matches to practice so nothing goes wrong, building her confidence with the sea as her safety net, being so proud when she figures out how to heat the air just enough that she dries off instantly after swimming the boy slowly overcoming his fear of heights, realizing that he can catch himself if he ever falls, standing swaying on top of playground sets and closing his eyes as he tries to safely hover down (and not fall on his face again) the girl's terror lessening as the previously terrifying cacophony of the dogs at the park turns into a chorus of ba ball! throw me the ball!" "it's me! I'm the good boy!" and "squir- re!!" and learning to communicate back, have them listen to her, learning how to calm down a dog who's overexcited to the point of biting, discovering that the scary dog down the street is just home alone a lot and lonely, staring her fear in the face and learning its secrets because being disgusted with their powers is interesting, but I want to see people learning to love even the scary and contradictory parts of themselves Source: gokishi 488,193 notes Coming soon!!
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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. anais-ninja-blog 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?" 1-I'm sorry?" 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 One then. 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.
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Alive, Club, and Crush: <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175939879402/libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175939724549/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175939659137/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch-sacred-harp" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175850967097/sacred-harp-singing-is-actually-cool-stuff-and" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Sacred Harp singing is actually cool stuff and really moving.</p></blockquote> <p>reblogging cuz this style is really kickass. Also the lyrics are pretty amazing</p> <p>I know that my Redeemer lives, Glory, Hallelujah! What comfort this sweet sentence gives, Glory, Hallelujah! </p> <p> Chorus: Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground, Glory Hallelujah! The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, Glory Hallelujah! </p> <p>He lives to crush the fiends of hell; Glory Hallelujah! He lives and doth within me dwell; Glory Hallelujah! </p> <p> (Chorus)</p> <p>I gotta hand it to the Heretics, they make very inspirational lyrics</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m actually in a Sacred Harp singing club with two other Orthodox people lol</p> </blockquote> <p>ITS SO AMAZING.</p><p>The gusto with which they sing is so full of faith and spirituality.</p><p>In typical Orthodox or Catholic worship you don’t get to sing so lustily.</p></blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mF_VW3EsMO1taHzjr8zMrRw">@friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a> HAVE YOU HEARD THE ORTHODOX MONKS SINGING SHAPE NOTE??</p><p>Sorry got excited there: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hermitageholycross/videos/10159887323320002/">https://www.facebook.com/hermitageholycross/videos/10159887323320002/</a></p><p>I’ve actually been to this very monastery and met those Monks. They’re pretty sweet.</p>

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Barbie, Chill, and Click: ultrafacts ULTRA Mattel once tried to sue Aqua over their song "Barbie Girl". The judge literally told them to "chill." Ultrafacts.tumblr.com Source For more posts like this, CLICK HERE to follow Ultrafacts mcnerds That is the single most 90s thing I have ever read. ultrafacts ULTRA Afer Mattel hen an MCA arhic Girl oki, Stattel Gled suit, Mattel and MCA employees traded barhs in the pres, keswoman noted that each album included a dinclaimer saying that a "social commentary Ithat was ] nut created or appenved by the mik " a Mattel representative responded by saying "That's unacceptable. diminishes the severity of the crime, nor does it make it legal. He later Ih njeither the song as a "theft" of "another company's property" iled a counterclaim for defamation based on the Mattel represcntative MC ords-bank robber," "heist,", "Сптх" and "theft." But all of these are o the invective most often hurled at accused infringen, namely "piracy" No accusation understands intellectual property ownen to be saying that are nautical cutthroats with cyepatches and peg legs who board gallcons to of the a this athin carso, In context, all these terms are nonactionable "rhetorical hyperbole." bearing Glbrook v. City of Westminster, 177 F3d 839, 863 (9th Cir. 1999) hs parti ar Aftirmed Appendix Barbic Girl by Aqua Hiva Barbie! Hi Ken! You wanna go for a ride Sure, Ken! Jump in Ha ha ha ha! CHORUS) I'm a Barbie girl, in my Barbie world Llife in plastic, it's fantastic tou can brush my hair, undress me everywhene Imugination, life is your creation Come on Barbie, let's go party! CHORUS) Ia a blonde bimbo gid, in a fantasy world bhes me up, make it tight, I'm your dolly Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/21 50432.stm belades Out of this entire page why is THAT the only thing you underlined. Source: ultrafacts Barbie Girl

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Bad, Energy, and Fae: m4ge walk 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 cream avantgaye 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 saidi have 5 kids witchcraft-with-space-bean I once 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. anais-ninja-blog new cryptid: exhausted woman at starbucks katjohnadams Actual conversation Ihad at register: Hi, welcome to [StarbucksI What can I get you, today? How much is it to fill a Venti with Espresso? -I'm sorry? A venti cup. How much to fill it with Espresso? Oh. uh. Well, it'd be I supposeI 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* "td 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." 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 can 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 individualy One then." I 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 territying being is within my grasp, simply stands on the other side and says, calmly but with a commanding tone lexpect 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 nevw 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 tires 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." smartassjen Okay, Starbucks lore is my new favorite genre of literature. Please collect all these and more into a book A modern day coffee shop cryptid
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