I get to name things?

Naming things is hard

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Fic Rec: Put 'Em Together and What Have You Got (2724 words) by sabinelagrande [AO3]

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Cinderella (1950)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Skye (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lucky (Hawkeye), Major (Cinderella 1950)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Fusion, Alternate Universe - Fairy Tale, Phil Coulson the Fairy Godmother, You heard me, That’s right, And Clint Is Cinderella, TRY AND STOP ME, Happy Ending, Humor, Parody, stupid puns, Juvenile Humor, A Lot of Jokes About Balls
Summary:

Clint’s Fairy Godmother comes to whisk him away to the ball and into the arms of the princess. Fortunately, he doesn’t do a very good job.

Why read: I really never thought I’d read a fairy tale parody/retelling for this pairing, using Cinderella, that was this awesome. Everyone is in character and its damn funny and thoroughly charming. It even made me laugh out loud.

Filed under fanfic rec fanfic rec: avengers clintcoulson PHLINT fanfic:au

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triptone:

Last night my little sister (5th grade) was making an e-mail account

She saw gender and went to click female when she noticed the “other” choice

She looked at me confused and I started to explain that some people don’t think they fit in with strictly male or female

"Oh! You mean like transgender and stuff like that. I was freaked out for a second- I thought they meant robots."

Yet another example the kids are more open-minded than adults

(via alykat86)

Filed under kids can be awesome

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scifigrl47:

pinstripesuit:

tehnakki:

CLINT IS SITTING ON THE BACK OF THE COUCH WITH HIS FEET ON THE SEAT. THIS FUCKING HOODLUM

everything is making me cry

Clint is sitting on the back of the couch with his foot on the cushions, Steve’s smiling like he knows this room is full of idiots and he’s okay with it, Rhodey’s off to the side with a drink in a full suit clearly wondering what the hell Tony’s managed to do this time, and Mjolnir is on the damn coffee table in the middle of party wreckage of half consumed drinks.
Dear god, Avengers family bonding. 8)

scifigrl47:

pinstripesuit:

tehnakki:

CLINT IS SITTING ON THE BACK OF THE COUCH WITH HIS FEET ON THE SEAT. THIS FUCKING HOODLUM

everything is making me cry

Clint is sitting on the back of the couch with his foot on the cushions, Steve’s smiling like he knows this room is full of idiots and he’s okay with it, Rhodey’s off to the side with a drink in a full suit clearly wondering what the hell Tony’s managed to do this time, and Mjolnir is on the damn coffee table in the middle of party wreckage of half consumed drinks.

Dear god, Avengers family bonding. 8)

Filed under avengers 2 age of ultron avengers age of ultron set pictures

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historicalagentcarter:

This fantastic little booklet was issued to US troops headed to Britain in 1942. It contains some useful pointers and charming attempts at cultural sensitivity.
On “British Women at War,” the following information is given:

A British woman officer or non-commissioned officer can and often does give orders to a man private. The men obey smartly and know it is no shame. For British women have proven themselves in this war. They have stuck to their posts near burning ammunition dumps, delivered messages afoot after their motorcycles have been blasted from under them. They have pulled aviators from burning planes. They have died at gun posts and as they fell another girl has stepped directly into the position and “carried on.” There is not a single record in this war of any British woman in uniformed service quitting her post or failing in her duty under fire.
Now you understand why British soldiers respect the women in uniform. They have won the right to the utmost respect. When you see a girl in khaki or air-force blue with a bit of ribbon on her tunic - remember she didn’t get it for knitting more socks than anyone else in Ipswich.

The full text can be read here. Here is a story from LIFE magazine outlining the use of the booklet. eatingcroutons has also posted a photo of this excerpt from the booklet, which you can see here.

historicalagentcarter:

This fantastic little booklet was issued to US troops headed to Britain in 1942. It contains some useful pointers and charming attempts at cultural sensitivity.

On “British Women at War,” the following information is given:

A British woman officer or non-commissioned officer can and often does give orders to a man private. The men obey smartly and know it is no shame. For British women have proven themselves in this war. They have stuck to their posts near burning ammunition dumps, delivered messages afoot after their motorcycles have been blasted from under them. They have pulled aviators from burning planes. They have died at gun posts and as they fell another girl has stepped directly into the position and “carried on.” There is not a single record in this war of any British woman in uniformed service quitting her post or failing in her duty under fire.

Now you understand why British soldiers respect the women in uniform. They have won the right to the utmost respect. When you see a girl in khaki or air-force blue with a bit of ribbon on her tunic - remember she didn’t get it for knitting more socks than anyone else in Ipswich.

The full text can be read here. Here is a story from LIFE magazine outlining the use of the booklet. eatingcroutons has also posted a photo of this excerpt from the booklet, which you can see here.

(via tawghasa)

Filed under writing reference writing research women in wwii

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immoral-crow answered to your post “Reasons why I will never write that programmer AU that nobody is waiting for”

Um. I would write fanfic of this verse featuring data cleansing, implementing the databases, and training the end users? (also helpdesk)

It would be boring as hell to anyone outside the industry, but I’d read the your fanfic of the verse and weep over the data cleansing everyone refuses to implement on any system, even though they complain bitterly that my data warehouse is filled with dirty data.

fahre answered to your post “Reasons why I will never write that programmer AU that nobody is waiting for”

You can write the scenes where everyone cries for lack of bacon.

And the epic bake sales. And our attempts to maximise second helpings potential at the Christmas meal :-D

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Reasons why I will never write that programmer AU that nobody is waiting for

Every now and again, when I’m reading fics like Motion Practice or Plan of Care, I wonder whether I could write a fic based around my own profession.

Then I realise that explaining relational modelling and the tangled mess that unique keys and foreign keys can make when things go wrong is impossible to laymen. And writing about a three hour meeting where we argue about how accounting works from a database design perspective would make most people’s eyes glaze over.

Usually I stop figuring out the fic at that point :-D

In other news, holy fucking hell how did I just spent three hours arguing over accounting data with finance people who can’t understand basic account balancing?

Tonight I need all the sushi. All of it. SO MUCH SUSHI.

Anyone got good things they can tell me about to make me feeling less frustrated?

Filed under text i mostly love my job except on days like today please just leave me alone with some nice easy coding stop making me try to add shit up sushi is the best