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this isn't how it's supposed to work

Little Springtime (who lives in Japan--I had better add that detail,or the story may be confusing) told me about an interesting experience she had in a bar. She's sporting a new haircut and looking pretty boss; she used to look a teensy bit like Taylor Swift, but now she looks a teensy bit like Scarlett Johansson with short hair.

...Okay, she's blond; that's it. She actually doesn't look anything like Scarlett Johansson--just, she's blond, and now has short hair and is looking slightly tough, but not mean-tough.

So she's in the bathroom, and there are two young Japanese women her age in there eyeing her, and one of them says something to the other, but LS can't tell whether it's critical or complimentary. She hurries out. Then one of the two come up to her at the bar and says, "You look really cute!" which pleases LS, and they get to talking, and LS ends up asking her what she does for work, and the woman says, "I'm a sex worker." Whereupon LS quickly marshals all her feminist thinking and says something along the lines of "Oh, okay; cool," and--since she has complicated feelings about sex work--soon turns the conversation elsewhere.

At some point, the young woman passes a thousand-yen note (very roughly equivalent to ten dollars) to LS, saying, "because you're so cute," and LS is thinking, generally money is supposed to flow the other way? , so she says, "How about we *share* a drink?" And so they do.

Also. . .
I know this is going to seem like a very bad pun and nothing more, but the truth is I've been wanting to share this cool picture of all these different heads of screws for some time--so why not now?? Aren't they cool? I never knew that screws could be so fancy and so various.

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/854527.html. Comments are welcome at either location.


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Jun. 18th, 2017 10:35 pm (UTC)
I have to admit I snorted. But those screws are interesting!
Jun. 19th, 2017 12:06 pm (UTC)
The screw heads make pretty patterns, right? Anything symmetrical in a circle ends up looking like a crest.
Jun. 19th, 2017 12:25 am (UTC)
The Bristol and the Polydrive remind me of the Imperial crest.
Jun. 19th, 2017 12:06 pm (UTC)
The Japanese one? I can sort of see it.
Jun. 19th, 2017 06:19 pm (UTC)
No, the Star Wars one.
Jun. 19th, 2017 03:09 am (UTC)
; )
ok, so the screws look like sumerian symbols for the annunaki..

Jun. 19th, 2017 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: ; )
Hahaha! Maybe screw heads actually preserve an ancient language....
Jun. 19th, 2017 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: ; )

yes, well said..
Jun. 19th, 2017 10:26 am (UTC)
I don't have the Bristol, Polydrive or the Spline, but I have a set of sockets that look very similar to the Pentalobular...
I probably doesn't count, thoughm as it's a set of nut extractors.
(to remove nuts that has been roudned off because of brute ignorance or rust)

Here's a page with even more heads;
Jun. 19th, 2017 12:11 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, thank you!

I like that the spanner head one looks like a Miffy face (or, as Wikipedia puts it, a pig nose)

Jun. 20th, 2017 02:17 pm (UTC)
Little Springtime must indeed be very cool! :)

I knew some of those screwheads (and own the relevant screwdrivers) but not all of them by any means - the spline and the Bristol and the tri-wing - definitely fancy!
What they look like in your chart, though, is shields hung along a wall at a tourney, with strange, outlandish crests - "Not any crest that I've ever seen before," says one squire to another, looking over from the side where it's all familiar eagles and saltires and lions rampant; they glance uneasily at each other, and wonder.
Jun. 20th, 2017 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, they really do look like crests! I quite agree! The Squire of Spline :-)
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