Ten Bucks

posted October 4th, 2013, 2:01 am


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June 8th, 2013, 3:28 am

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Edit: Did the shade on this one today. If by shade, I mean, completely redrawing like 90% of the faces. It looks.. almost ok now.

Frame 1: What makes you think Jamie was talking about Andrea, hmm?
(Wishful thinking. Dammit.)

I should probably explain Boxing Day for people who don't get it. Essentially, its the day after Christmas, where companies sell all the stuff they didn't sell before Christmas. Which means that you get absolutely insane deals in some places. A lot of prudent people just buy all their gifts after Christmas, which really, kinda makes sense. So thats Boxing Day.

Frame 4 - I know exactly what you mean, Annie. Just don't cry, you can hold it together.
(Actually, you should cry. Stop being so damn proud and trying to be so damn strong, and just let go.
...I say to nobody in particular)

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October 4th, 2013, 6:50 am

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Another group of people that clearly love you, Annie. Let them help you. You're allowed to cry if you need to.

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October 4th, 2013, 3:36 pm

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@Elessir: But do they? P seems worried, but she and Jamie are still betting on her mental state. Tony has never met Gary, and nobody knows how this hardcore death metal lyricist will react if he knows. Ignoring anything else, it is basically a punch to the gut that she even has to have this conversation.

The greatest problem I have about being trans* is not the awkward conversations or being an outsider, but that there IS something to have awkward conversations about.

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October 4th, 2013, 10:10 pm

Ave (Guest)

So THAT's Boxing Day...

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I knew it was the day after Christmas, but I never knew what it entailed. Here in the US, everything is likewise cheap, but we don't have a holiday about it. It's mainly a day to return everything you got for Christmas and didn't want, so the stores usually incur a huge loss. Really, we already have Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) here for the huge Christmasy deals (and it happens before Christmas, so we can get the presents for the actual day), so I guess the big push on the 26th is for New Year's festivities (maybe the NFL postseason, too).

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October 4th, 2013, 10:41 pm

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@Ave: Now the title of this makes me think of "17 dollars, thats gangsta". Dammit!

Up here most stores won't allow refunds or exchanges on Boxing day (some for an entire week) because it is just too stupidly busy. If you get the chance to be a Canuck for a day, try the malls. Its basically Black Friday levels of insanity, but.. well.. fewer Wal-Marts?

Wait, it's Wal*Mart now, right? Like Trans*? Is Wal* a sexuality now? What is happening?!

..I'mma get back to work now. Page 5 of 20 for this week, shaded and done! Woo!

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October 8th, 2013, 10:35 am

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From information from the Internet, I have come to understand that it should rightly be called " MallWart ", because that is a more accurate description of what the store is ! So that is what I call it now, MalWart !

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October 8th, 2013, 8:26 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: While Wal*Mart has some indisputably wrong practices, I prefer to look on the benefits it might bring. Having been poor to the point of not eating, this place of shame becomes a beacon of salvation. It allowed me, and people like me, the ability to buy the basic necessities I would otherwise be unable to afford.
It can be hard with how much of our lives we spend fighting to see the light in darkness. Why should we spend one more second being angry, upset, or hurtful to anyone or anything? We could be happy, joyous, spreading what we want to see in this world, instead of what has been inflicted upon so many of us.

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June 19th, 2014, 5:10 pm

mittfh

Boxing Day

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For those doing an archive trawl and curious to know, the name's thought to originate from the Class System. Servants would be required to serve their Masters on Christmas Day, so the following day was when they'd go home to their families. Their Masters would typically present them with a box containing small gifts and/or leftovers. An element of this survived until a few decades ago, with tradespeople getting Christmas bonuses on this day.

Nowadays, as mentioned above, it's the first day of the sales (they were originally January sales, but retailers have over the years pushed it back). Many big stores open at 5-6am, which means some nutters camp outside the store in huge queues from Christmas Day evening, in the hope of spending money they don't have on (heavily discounted) stuff they don't need.

However, some retailers with online ordering start their sales on Christmas Eve and have the online store open throughout Christmas Day - so while most of the nation are getting stuffed and drunk then collapsing on the sofa, some are firing up their laptops to worship the Deity of Consumerism.

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