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No bobblehead for you

I had to go down to the mall yesterday for reasons, and I thought I'd stop off at the Target nearby--I saw that they had an exclusive Funko Pop bobblehead Bucky with the missing metal arm, and while that horrifies me and saddens me, I am also a completist and I figured I could pick up the Civil War blu-ray disc too. But no bobblehead for me--there was not much to be found, even though it's a huge store compared to the one near me, which I avoid going to like the plague (partly for reasons of Target being a huge contributor to right-wing politicians, especially in their home state of Minnesota, and partly because jesus it's like my nightmare with screaming kids and screaming parents and all this mass merchandise cheaply made crap), and while they did have the Captain America First Avenger shirt I've been thinking about buying, and in a size I can wear, I just didn't want to buy from them if they didn't also have the Bucky bobblehead. Maybe I'll see if one shows up on eBay I can afford for a self birthday present or something.

I also couldn't remember which version of the blu-ray I wanted to buy--I saw a post on tumblr that listed all the different special bonus features, but for the life of me I can't find it again. I hate it when studios do these kinds of things, and I didn't enjoy the movie, but I do want to have it so I can at least fast forward to all the Cap family bits.

I met up with my BFF and we grabbed some lunch and then went down to the marina and he was going to show me how Pokemon Go works--I have no game gene, and less than zero interest in it, but I'm always curious about other people's fandoms so I had wanted to see what it was like so I could make some of the stuff I see around the net make sense. Unfortunately it was an unexpected millionty degrees out and there was no shade, we were getting the sun beating down on us from above and reflected up from the water, and we couldn't really see much of the screen on his phone. But it was kind of hilarious, I thought: apparently there are tons of the poke things around the marina and so there were dozens and dozens of people walking along the waterfront, phones in front of their faces. Apparently BFF usually goes at night, and the people who live on boats and in the condos lining the waterfront are all pretty cranky that there are suddenly tons of people wandering around at night so they're thinking of closing the entire area (it's pretty huge) off after ten, or just flat-out banning them. He was commenting that he's down there almost every night, he hasn't seen a single rowdy person ever, but the people who live there and moor boats there just don't want those brown people or those young people defiling their neighborhood by their presence.

I haven't written anything at all since the big bang, I'm trying to find the impetus when I don't really feel like it or like it's worth the time. But I did get one thing done related to the BB story--I actually didn't expect anyone to ask for the list of songs Steve would have heard on the radio when Bucky came back into the dream, but a couple people did, so I made the first of two playlists on YouTube and 8tracks--I don't expect anyone else to be interested, but the links are here on this tumblr post with a listing of songs. This one is for 1950s-1960s, and I'm still noodling with the one for 1970s through the aughts when Steve wakes up.

(I also was notified that there is a new Stucky Big Bang starting up on LJ, which…intrigues me. They said it was for people who missed the deadline for participation in the last one, but I kind of wondered if it might have something to do with the way so many of us got fucked over in the stucky library one.)

The other thing I'm working on is the sections for the One Hour Vid that astolat and killabeez began at their VVC panel--making a crowdsource vid, basically, at the con, but it wasn't finished there. They took volunteers so we could make the whole vid, and I'm trying to relearn how to work in Premiere but it defeats me utterly. On the surface it seems like Final Cut, but it has all these tiny differences that make no sense to me and frustrate the living shit out of me. I've got the clips laid in for the first section I volunteered for, I just can't figure out how to make it work visually because of the window settings and cutting people out of the frames.

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Sep. 16th, 2016 12:38 am (UTC)
When I began working at Lowe's, since I don't work evenings or weekends, it took me until Memorial Day holiday to realize that Lowe's has almost a complete lack of screaming children and neglectful parents that made working a nightmare at Walmart. Well, one of the things that made working at Walmart a nightmare. The first time I heard a screaming, crying, yelling child at Lowe's it was such a shock. We do get them occasionally (esp. during the summer) but because of the rather hazardous nature of the store, parents don't really let their kids run around unattended the way they do in Wally World (and Target). I'm trying to rely less and less on Walmart and only go maybe once a week or so. I'm not sure of their politics but what they stand for is certainly no better than Target.
Sep. 17th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
I just hate these giant mass merchandise stores full of cheap made in China crap that's created by slave labor. But my fandom thrives in those sorts of stores and the corporate entity at the top of its food chain is essentially just that, so I'm stuck in this place of supporting them. And also, yeah, these companies that dodge taxes and support right-wingers. It's really hard when it's things you actually need to get by, and just that we're even put in that position is so frustrating.
Sep. 17th, 2016 05:08 am (UTC)
I have a Target I can check for the exclusive for you.

Edited at 2016-09-17 05:08 am (UTC)
Sep. 17th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling they've all been snatched up by the ebay resellers who are price gouging. They know not everyone can get their hands on one, so they buy 'em up and then sell them for twice to three times what they'd cost in store. I haaaaaate these exclusives, they're almost always like this, where people get ripped off. But yeah, I mean, if you see one, I'll buy it from you.
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