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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146565 on: Today at 06:43:40 am »

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Oh yeah, definitely fair about regional variation, but IMO it's more that actively promoting would be more likely to catch that one patron that would make it An Issue. Since people like that are usually the sort that walk in, grab their reserves for the new Danielle Steel/Fern Michaels/James Patterson/&c. bestseller, self-check, and leave immediately, they don't tend to notice what's out there beyond the new books display.

I also wouldn't promote AO3 for a multitude of other reasons, but that's a whole different story from not promoting it because of the bad PR. Almost nobody where I live cares about SF/F beyond the gutter trash like Ready Player One anyways. Did manage to get someone into the Pern novels (and warned her away from the son's... "contributions"), but that's about it.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146566 on: Today at 08:09:59 am »

We don't have self-check at any of the branches I'm working with :P

SF/F stuff definitely isn't among our major circulation genres, though, no. They move okay-ish for our libraries and we have a handful of patrons that request it, but it's way behind the (other) bestsellers et al, or just mystery/suspense, westerns, or christian fiction in general. though inflicting mccaffrey on someone is just mean, ahaha* also nevermind the son's contributions, probably don't direct them towards anything that isn't pern, too. Anne's just a bit behind Piers Anthony in how off some of their works get.

*Though if it works, it works.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146567 on: Today at 05:03:30 pm »

A problem which has been occurring for a very long time, one I've complained about dozens of times, and one that could very easily be solved by people taking less than half a second to actually pay attention to what they're doing, is apparently entirely my responsibility to correct. According to my boss, it's "unfair" to the people responsible* to have them double-check their work and correct any mistakes themselves because their workload, which is one-half to one-third less than my own, is too much for them.
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« Reply #146568 on: Today at 05:05:38 pm »

A problem which has been occurring for a very long time, one I've complained about dozens of times, and one that could very easily be solved by people taking less than half a second to actually pay attention to what they're doing, is apparently entirely my responsibility to correct. According to my boss, it's "unfair" to the people responsible* to have them double-check their work and correct any mistakes themselves because their workload, which is one-half to one-third less than my own, is too much for them.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146569 on: Today at 05:29:26 pm »

Find a new job, then tell your boss. Pro gamer move.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146570 on: Today at 05:42:37 pm »

There's apparently going to be a new Matrix....
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« Reply #146571 on: Today at 05:43:42 pm »

Meh, we've been in the matrix our whole lives.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146572 on: Today at 05:50:34 pm »

There's apparently going to be a new Matrix....
reboot or sequel?
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« Reply #146573 on: Today at 05:51:11 pm »

There's apparently going to be a new Matrix....
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146574 on: Today at 05:56:52 pm »

Find a new job, then tell your boss. Pro gamer move.

Find a new job, forget to tell your boss. It's about what they deserve.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146575 on: Today at 06:41:20 pm »

I know, but however cold the water is, my body still heats it up when Iím done, and the room I want to sleep in is still stupidly warm for no goddamn reason :p

Itís a silly visceral thing. I donít like putting any kind of lotion on either, because it is a loathsome sensation.

... Maybe sleep in the shower?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146576 on: Today at 06:45:16 pm »

I know, but however cold the water is, my body still heats it up when Iím done, and the room I want to sleep in is still stupidly warm for no goddamn reason :p

Itís a silly visceral thing. I donít like putting any kind of lotion on either, because it is a loathsome sensation.

... Maybe sleep in the shower?

The tub is too small to lie comfortably.

I slept on the living room floor with the AC on. I had a weird dream in which I accidentally drove my car off a bridge (like the bridge in GTA 1!) into a river because the brakes weren't working very well  and was hauling it out on my shoulder when I saw Paul Merton dressed as a priest walking a greyhound. I rounded the river in the same direction as Mr. Merton was walking when he muttered to himself that I wasn't allowed to do that because he was the master, and the car suddenly became much heavier, but then I ignored him, and woke up when my alarm went off.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146577 on: Today at 07:26:09 pm »

We don't have self-check at any of the branches I'm working with :P

SF/F stuff definitely isn't among our major circulation genres, though, no. They move okay-ish for our libraries and we have a handful of patrons that request it, but it's way behind the (other) bestsellers et al, or just mystery/suspense, westerns, or christian fiction in general. though inflicting mccaffrey on someone is just mean, ahaha* also nevermind the son's contributions, probably don't direct them towards anything that isn't pern, too. Anne's just a bit behind Piers Anthony in how off some of their works get.

*Though if it works, it works.

Oi, oi, the Pern stuff is nice enough even if she has a bunch of weird fetishes crammed into everything else she wrote. It's not as if The Ship Who Sang, Crystal Singer, or gods forbid the Catteni series are even in print any more (probably). I read enough about giant grey alien dicks to satisfy any interest I might have ever had in her larger body of work even if the whole rabid anti-fanfiction attitude didn't already put me off her.

Though I'd give her a head over Anthony if only because to my recollection she always wrote the weirdness about consenting adults.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146578 on: Today at 08:55:06 pm »

She absolutely did not. Iirc pern had the dragon mating thing screw with an underage character at some point (dub/non-con, statutory), and her other works involved rape at least once -- one I can't remember the name of* that involved an interspecies relationship, had a book in which the lady involved gets drugged, fucked, and knocked up in the process. The general (non)reaction of everyone aware of it happening (the victim included) is wtf worthy (and I think I actually posted in the wtf thread about it at some point :V), heh. McCaffrey's definitely not as bad as Anthony, but they're approaching the same ballpark.

... though yeah, some of the pern stuff was alright. Some was eye-gougingly boring, though, on top of the sketchy shit the whole dragon connection thing brought to the table.

* Actually, now that I check it's that cat-thing.
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