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absolutely torrential here. don't want to leave the house.
got to go to work in a bit
hoying buckets doon outside and my back yards flooded already
can't hide away in my room because it doesn't have a door currently
anyone want to talk about the minionification of shopping centres. primark have went a bit overboard with the merchandising. caps. boardshorts. underpants. onsies. jumpers. hoodies. tshirts. vests. pyjama bottoms. socks. and that's just the menswear section.
probably something to be said about nostalgia (90% of tshirts, hoodies and vests have some sort of star wars or marvel logo on them too) and pseudonostalgia cause minions are new and yet grown men wear minion things and infantilization and grown adults
they're well comfy
going to my leaving drinks in a couple of hours.... feels highly likely i will cry all over everyone :''''''(
they're meant to be raceless, genderless and subservient workers
yet people are really into projecting stuff onto them and giving them traits they dont possess
and cast into animation's dustbin. They could have been some of the best ones.
i'm too sad to philosophise at the moment, and don't know anything about the minions
but based on this paragraph:
Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose is to serve history's most despicable masters. After accidentally destroying all their masters, including a T. Rex, a caveman, an Egyptian pharaoh, a medieval king, a pirate captain, Genghis Khan, Napoleon and Dracula, they decide to isolate themselves from the world and start a new life in Antarctica. By 1968, the lack of a master drives them into depression, so Kevin comes up with a plan to find a new one.
from wikipedia it seems fairly easy to understand them as representing the proletariat. they even failed to escape capitalism in 1968 ffs!!
what are the role of the humans in the Minions/Despicable Me universe? do the minions perform all labour thus freeing the humans from wage slavery?
only comfortable when working for super-villains
maybe i'm wrong actually
because the minions work for super-villains throughout history (i.e. the t-rex, ghengis khan etc) which suggests they are a pre-capitalist formation, separate of the wage relation.
perhaps a more useful critical framework would be negri's interpretation of spinoza i.e. do the minions represent the multitude?
and communicate in phrases/keywords from different languages!!!
tbh i would just wait for zizek to review the film and use your energy on more worthwhile activities (listening to carly rae jepsen)
assuming it's nice weather
Got to buy a wig or summat after work.
if there's anything i've learnt from post-structuralism and rupaul, it's that everything is effectively drag/we're all born naked and the rest is drag.
Where would we be without you?
I could just be bald and rock the Sinead O'Connor look I suppose.
if you don't shave all over and do your make-up properly, it's #culturalappropriation
How hard can it be?*
to see how many they can fit in their mouths at once and then eat. It's piss funny in a childish way.
Was very dark brown and sort of aniseedy
Need some ideas of what to make.
Needs to be vegetarian.
spicy tomato risotto.
fry up some onions & a chopped chilli, add garlic.
Stir in the rice
chuck in a bit of white wine
pour in a can of chopped toms before you start adding stock
cook some veggie sausages, chop them up, add to the risotto when it's done.
sounded all right up until the veggie sausages.
tasty and everything but you can't serve that to friends.
or sweet potato
make a lovely sweet potato pasta bake last night, was top notch:
bake a couple of sweet potatoes (allow 1 for every 2 people, more if u like) in the microwave (or oven if you have time), when done + cooled, mash and put to the side
meanwhile cook some pasta but only PART of the way (say, 7 mins)
fry onion / carrot / whatever leftover veg u like, w/garlic until softened, when done add 1.5 cups of veg stock, the mashed sweet potato and let it simmer for a bit
add this "sauce" to your cooked pasta, then add 4+ spoons of greek yogurt, also some cheese (strong cheddar), salt and pepper and some sage
put in some kind of dish and bake for 15 minutes, add more cheese on top if u like
BINGO: really delicious veggie pasta bake
One of the ops managers cried to everyone that much that his development work has just jumped a massive backlog and is getting done immediately.
Sent an email to all the ops managers including him saying that all current development will be delayed because said persons is deemed more important.
One of our programme leaders absolutely lost his shit cos the new person is useless. Talking throwing out demands to sack them an all sorts. Anyway, this means she's had to do an audit on ALL her walk as per HR directive and so can't do anythign for him until its done. Delighted telling him as such while also informing him theres no direct management to complain to as they've all jumped ship in the past month due to the pressure.
*ALL her work. She should audit her walk though as she waddles about
I'm a sweaty mess.
is causing some kick-offs on my feed.
Couldn't simply be more people coming forward, was gonna blame it on society again but thought maybe not appropriate idk
Still might do it
jesus fuck I'm bored
i'm currently working my way through 3 fucking tenders
there's only so many things i can delegate
I can't believe how callous people can be.
Basically the two girls who i report to met with the recruitment lady that placed me here this morning to say that they think I'm struggling etc and not sure if they want to keep me on.
They don't know that I know this and they're being nice as pie to me. Seriously, why couldn't they have either asked if I needed help,or take me in to a room and sit down with me and tell me, rather than go to the recruitment lady?
Also, i've had no management training, hardly any training on processes and they've both been so off with me.
Now I'm stuck here awaiting them to take me in to a room and tell me I'm no longer needed.
Seriously just want to leave now.
just the nature of freelancing that some jobs will just be shit, but you always get to move on soon enough
and i've been in the office until late nearly every day, it's horrible. Probably a blessing in disguise.
their own fault, don't feel bad
but are you sure they'll be punting you? could you maybe use the impending meeting with them to just ask for a bit more support/air any issues you've had with them?
Also the 'mistake' i apparently made wasn't my fault, which has been made known.
nearly two hours left ffs
i had no wine last night, that means i can have some tonight
got a big bottle of Singha and less than half a bottle of white wine left in the house. not enough to get me through it tbh.
surrounded by books
Happy with that.