Here are your 20 character graphics for the set up.
I tried to keep the images era appropriate to fit your RP.
You know me, I’m all about standing up for more POCs in roleplay and supporting equality in real life and rp. I’m also all about supporting “minorities” when it comes to helping our social status. But you know what I’m not okay with? The idea that we have to shame white people because we also believe that people of color deserve more.
Below you will find 41 gifs of the lovely Melissa Benoist as her character, Marley Rose.
I made all of these gifs myself so please do not claim as your own. I’d appreciate if they were not reposted in other gif hunts. Thank you.
like i don’t think y’all realize that it’s literally impossible to write a perfect character because no writer has achieved perfection? No human has. No one knows what perfect actually is, and if there was some sort of way to tell it would be subjective.
Yeah I mean you can play a character that’s good and noble and liked by everyone but they can be annoyingly righteous or obsessed with perfection and people ignore those faults. People may think a character is 100% perfet but the writer could say otherwise and you just don’t know because it isn’t explicitly said. And there are real human beings that are nice sometimes and bitchy other times or any of those traits that people think make up a “mary sue.” The original use the term was used for, is a tad mysoginistic however fairly accurate, but the different meaning it has taken on since, is just dumb in my opinion and I don’t like the word any more.
It’s 2013 and people still go inactive or change their accounts to new RPs without sending the admin a simple fucking message.
Okay kids. Sit down. Momma Q is going to teach you a thing. It’s called if you don’t tip your server you are a douche bag. Which can also be found under the alternative title: Just because you don’t agree that servers should be tipped does not excuse you from tipping them. If you can’t afford to pay your server, don’t go out to dinner.
Now I know, in some other countries servers making minimum wage. That is not the case here in Amurica. Here, servers make a rationed minimum wage that factors in that the server will be tipped. I make $2.65 an hour. You might be thinking to yourself “well that’s stupid. Just pay them minimum and we won’t have to tip them.” And you may be right, but unfortunately, the government has bigger fish to fry like that one time it shut off for a while because it needed a nap.
Some common arguments I hear around when people want to be tight asses about tipping are the following things:
- "If you don’t think you get paid enough, get a real job where I don’t have to pay you" - By definition, a job is something where you work and get paid. Every single service you get in life, you are paying for. Servers are not just glorified utensils that carry your food to your mouth, they are working people. Furthermore, if you don’t classify waitressing as a real job, I encourage you to try it. Most coorporate restaurants require at least 10-14 shifts of training, and a testing program before you can be allowed to work serving int her company. You also must test on all the alcohol and safety regulations for your state, which are not common knowledge unfortunately. And any restaurant you work at will require you to memorize the menu, which includes being able to answer off the top of your head when someone asks you every ingredient in every thing they’re considering eating before they order. You must know how to properly handle and serve to different types of food allergies, and always have perfect people skills, despite having been on your feet running back and forth across the dining room everytime someone needs a new drink or an extra napkin, which in case you didn’t know ends up exhausting. So to answer your question, I have a real job. A real job that I trained for, that requires a lot of hard work and attention to detail. If you think just any old monkey can serve you your food, you’re welcome to ask them instead and you won’t have to pay them.
- "But you just brought me my food. Why should I have to pay you for just carrying out food you didn’t even make" - See the above explanation. Forget that while we’re carrying your food, we could also be taking better care of the customer a table over that is actually going to tip us.
- "So what if I don’t tip you. Everyone else is going to anyways." - Protocol in a restaurant run by corporate is to never seat a server at more than 4-5 tables at a time in order for them to work at their best capacity. If we average two tables an hour on a more average shift, that means the only other person paying us hourly, is one other table and you. When we total up all our money at the end of the night, we also have to tip out the bar, the bussers, or anyone else that our place of employment requires. So if you decide not to pay us, and the guy next to use tips 5 dollars, and two of that 5 dollars goes to the bar for the two beers you ordered, we made three dollars in that hour. That’s not even minimum wage.
- "I already spent 80 dollars on this date why should I have to give you 20%? That’s 16 dollars!" - Doesn’t matter. If your bill with you and your date is 80 dollars, that means you probably got full price entres, desserts, alcohol, appetizers, sat around at my table for an hour or more and all of that was stuff I had to get for you. That’s the reason you tip bsed on the percentage of your total.
- "I have a coupon so my meal was only 15$. I only need to tip 3$" - No again. You should tip on the original amount of your check, since that’s the service your tipping on. And, coupon deductions come out of our cover average and hurt our numbers for the night. So if you’re going to do that, at least tip appropriately.
Moral of the story: If you can afford to go out to dinner, you can afford to tip your server. If you can’t afford to tip your server, get take out. In that case, you aren’t paying anyone and you’re doing that work yourself.
A quick lesson on how much to tip:
- Was your service up to par? - 20%. Always. If there were no problems with your meal and your server did a good job, you tip 20%.
- Was your service not up to par? Did the server forget your drinks twice, or mess up a meal? Okay. Hint: The answer here is never, ‘I just won’t tip her’ If you’re at work and you make a mistake, do you not get paid? Does your boss say screw it and decide you didn’t earn your money that hour? No. Still tip your server at least 10-15% even if they made mistakes. You are paying for their time with that amount. Anything above that you are paying for the quality of your experience with them. (Reminder: If food was late, dropped, prepared incorrectly, ect there is a high chance that was the kitchen’s fault, not your servers. Tipping the server poorly because the kitchen preformed bad is a dick move.)
- Don’t always tip just on the monetary value of your bill. Tip on the work you required your server to do. For example, three kids meals don’t equal much money. But cleaning up after your three children when they leave is a pain in the butt. Tip well if you go out with kids. Especially if your server is cool to them. If you order something like a refillable salad or soup which isn’t that expensive, tip well. Because you had that server running back and forth whenever you wanted a refill and now you should pay them for that.
Remember that for every service you receive in life, you pay for. No matter what it is. If you want to sit at a restaurant and be served your food, you must pay for it. Whether you agree with it or not, whether or not you think it’s a good job or a good system, it is someone’s job. They are working, supporting themselves or their family, and spending their weekend nights making sure you have enough free soda refills. Pay them. If you do not agree with that social standard, do not participate in eating at restaurants that employ servers.
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It is important to not put ‘do no wrong’ blankets over your favorite characters. No matter how much you like a character, remember that their mistakes are not always justifiable, their wrong doings not always excused, and their faults not always just misinterpretations. The beauty of people, in real life and in fiction, is to love their faults, love them even with those faults, not to disregard them and place the person a pedestal that you will constantly be fighting to keep them from falling off of. A well written character does wrong. If your favorite makes mistakes, appreciate the beauty that comes from those, study what those mistakes mean for them, but do not excuse them, glorify them, or justify them. They are mistakes and faults. It is what makes them human.