I've left the cinema.
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So I just completed Fable 3, a game where the kingdom is ultimately saved not by your strength as a fighter or your skill as a leader, but by your ability to exercise financial responsibility.
See, when you are going around, doing quests and trying to raise an army to overthrow your evil brother, it's good and fun. Then you storm the castle and he goes "yeah, sure, go ahead and rule the kingdom and have to make loads of financial decisions, I'm outta here". After all that he's just like "whatever". Typical older brother.
Speaking of which, as I was randomly running round the kingdom my older brother was half watching me play. I'm in the town orphanage picking up random items.
Me: Why is there mutton in the toy cupboard?
A: Hey, orphans gotta eat.
Me: I know, it's just so random-
*open another orphanage cupboard to find............a condom*
Me: Yeah, I'm not gonna say anything on that one.
A: Probably for the best.
Gotta love life's comedic timing.
I don't have a "sad" icon or a "pissed off" icon, so I've gone for that timeless standby: zombies.
The manager at work said I can't have blue hair.
(insert string of swear words from that scene in The King's Speech here)
Every time I think things are going to be okay at that place, some crap like this happens. This isn't the bloody Ritz Hotel, we're a frakking multiplex cinema, I don't think staff need THAT high a level of appearence standards. One of the guys has two lip peircings, for goodness sake. And the blue matched the uniform. Kinda.
I'm just pissed because of all the time and effort that was put into my crazy streaky hair. And also at the fact that due to the economic situation, I can't make too much of a fight. I am easier to replace than a goldfish at that cinema.
These days having a job means you give up having any say in how you look, because anything other than the "norm" will make you unhireable. And there's nothing you can do about it, which sucks. Not gonna lie, doubling my job hunt efforts, which were already gonna be Serious Business before this went down.
So right now I'm trying to compromise by dying my hair black. Not full black mind you, black with a blue sheen. If it's an all-over colour and isn't full on blue then that might be okay. I just don't want to go full full black unless I absolutely have to.
I'll let you know how it all goes down.
I'm not going to open with a comment about how much I suck, I should think that would be implied.
But yes, the holiday season is upon us and I've been having a very lovely time.
Gifts I gave this year included going splitsies with my brothers (one of whom did not join us for Chridtmas as he spent the day with his flatmates and boyfriend) on a Kindle for Dad, a new cross the mum and for my brother A I got him his on Daredevil t-shirt as he's always threatening to steal mine.
But I got:
Disappearence of Haruhi Suzumiya DVD (from Bandit)
Season 2 of Haruhi Suzumiya DVD
Two Blue Beetle TPBs
A book about roller derby
Socks. Lots of socks
Pyjama bottoms, and a onesie pyjama suit.
Bamboo Blade volume 10
X-Men First Class DVD
Captain America DVD
Florence and the Machine album
and then we had the big present. I'd noticed it and thought "I wonder if.....nah" but then I opened it, and it WAS. My own pair of derby skates!!!
They're black and pink and came with some elbow, knee and wrist guards. No helmet though because my mum wasn't sure about sizes.
All I need now is a place to practise, hopefully a park with a paved area and hopefully one that didn't include mocking 12 year olds on skateboards. I'm not ready for the derby just yet, but the more time I spend on them then the more confident I'll get. My short term goal is to get good enough to skate to Bandit's house (maybe avoiding the hilly bit by the petrol station)
But on the whole Christmas was a quiet affair. In the evening we played a board game based on logos and brands. A bit odd, but really funny to play.
Now, I promise I'll update again before we get to the new year, with my films of the year and resolutions and whatnot.
So I've been watching some new TV.