One-For-the-Money

"I had to be more than just a brother, I had to be a father. And I had to be a mother..."

“I was the only one who could stop him from crying by climbing into his crib, even when I was too scared and upset to talk.

I was the one who changed his diapers, and bathed him when Dad was just a shell.

I was the one who walked him to kindergarten on my way to school.

I was the one who made sure he had a lunch to eat, even if it was just a snack. And even if it meant I went hungry.

I was the one who patched up every cut and scraped knee. I was the one who wiped up every tear, and carried him back to the motel via piggyback.

I was the one who told him stories at bedtime, even if I couldn’t fully make out the words myself.

I was the one who helped him learn how to read and write.

I was the one who cooked for him when Dad would take off for days at a time.

I was the one who shared a bed with him after he’d have nightmares. I was the one who held him close and told him that nothing was ever gonna’ happen to him after Dad’s response was to give him a ‘45.

I was the one who stole Christmas presents from the nice house down the street just so Sammy wouldn’t wake up and think that Santa had forgotten him. Again. And I was the one who had to tell him Santa wasn’t real.

I was also the one who told him that monsters were real.

I was the one who rode him to the ER on my handlebars after he jumped from the roof and broke his arm.

I was the one who took care of him when he’d get sick.

I was the one who made sure he had clothes that actually fit him after each of his twelve-billion growth spurts. And I was the one who comforted him after the endless bullying he’d receive at school because those clothes had come from the thrift store.

I was the one who stood up for him every time someone picked on him in school.

I was the one who stole textbooks for him so that he wouldn’t fall behind.

I was the one who had to work an ungodly amount of hours at the garage to earn enough money so we could eat when Dad would spend weeks gone in our teens.

I was the one who scraped together the money for Sammy to go on every field trip his school put on so that he wouldn’t miss out, even if it meant not going on my own and losing class credits.

I was the one who watched him fall deeper and deeper into an ugly pit during his teens when he barely had the motivation to get himself out of bed. I was the one who had to remove meds or anything sharp from the motel, just in case. I was the one who sat awake by his bed every night during that period, panicked that my little brother was going to do something stupid.

I was the one who bought him his first laptop, and the look of pure disbelief and unadulterated adoration was worth every hour of overtime I’d done for the last three months.

I was the one who dropped him off at Stanford after Dad told him not to bother coming back and kicked him to the curb.

And I was the one who spent three years living in constant fear because my little brother was at Stanford all alone.

I did all of that, without anyone having to tell me to. So you look me in the eye, and you tell me if that was fair?”

Suga Daddy: Part 8

Suga Daddy: 8

Word count: 8.3k

Genre/Warnings: angst, dirty talk, language 

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader

Summary: Yoongi tells you about his past but is terrified of how you’ll take it.

This came a little early than expected. Anyway, enjoy and thanks for reading.

Parts: {playlist} one | two | three | four | five | six | seven 

Everything felt like it was playing out and slow-motion and all you were doing was twirling the flowers in your hand. You were nauseated and your mind was racing with every possible scenario. You knew that Yoongi couldn’t have a squeaky clean record. Especially with his attitude and the way he talked to you sometimes. For some reason you still loved him, despite that.

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So I have two long zimbits au’s i’ve started. I want to really get one going and start posting it but I can’t choose so help meee!!!

AU #1: Bitty is a social worker that works for an online crisis chat. Jack uses it anonymously when he feels his anxiety getting worse and needs someone to talk to.

AU #2: Bitty is a famous vlogger, baker, author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur with way too much money. The Falconers face some backlash when three of their players come out at the same time. Bitty decides to buy the team.  

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Leonardo Nam  is an Argentine Australian actor who has been working in the film industry for almost a decade. He has had roles in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Perfect Score and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to name a few. He has a knack for mastering all genre’s on film and believe he has strong enough presence to play more than just a fun sidekick or part-time boyfriend roles. We hope to see more of Leonardo Nam on screen!

I have a problem with Republicans

This isn’t going to be another rant about how their morals and beliefs are bad for the country even though that is true. My problem right now is the way Republicans vote. Not in the Senate or House but as civilians.

And this is going to be long, fair warning right now.

Republicans will always vote for other Republicans but there are cases when they don’t. Republicans voted George W. Bush into the Oval Office and they were satisfied until he went to war, plunged the country into a deficit, and overall made bad choices for the United States.

Because of President Bush, we got to elect President Obama, the first black president in an unbreaking line of white males. Obama, a Democrat, was not voted in by only other Democrats. The Republicans who were not happy with former President Bush, voted him in too because they wanted change (pardon the pun).

For the most part, everyone was so happy with President Obama, he got elected to a second term. But now, come 2016, we’ve had 8 years of a Democratic President and a Democratic majority in the House and Senate.

That doesn’t work for civilian Republicans. Because Democrats, while they do help them more than Republicans, also like to help <i>everyone</i>. And it’s either because of selfishness or bigotry or both but that’s just not okay for Republicans. They want to be priority number one. Why waste money on schools and food stamps when the white upper middle class doesn’t need that?

So in 2016, they vote in Republican senators and representatives and, for the first time in almost a decade, a Republican president. Now, Republicans control the two law making branches of government and that satisfies the Republican voters… until they start making laws.

The thing with Republican politicians is, they represent the people, but it’s not the people who voted them in. They will work tirelessly to vote bills into laws but it won’t be the bills that benefit their constituents. No, Republican politicians represent the white male 1%. There are some exceptions for some wealthy white women because, hey it’s money and we have a capitalist society. (See: Betsy DeVos)

But for the most part, that wealthy white male group is who they represent and work for. Now, the Republicans who voted them in are like “Wait, what about <i>me?</i>” But the most their politicians do is pass laws that help their 1% friends but hurt everyone else.

At this point, Republicans say “fuck this” and when they next election cycle comes around, they vote Democrat. And now they think, “This is great! I’ll finally be taken care of.”

And this is what’s going to happen in 2020. Republicans will be fed up with what the people they voted in are doing and the Senate, House, and Oval will be filled with Democrats again.

President 46 will fix everything 45’s administration has ruined and then some. And again, the upper middle class Republicans will say, “What about me?” Because yeah, life is better with the Democrats in charge, but why are they helping all these other people instead of just me?

So they’re going to complain that President 46, who they willingly, eagerly, voted in is “too liberal” and bad for the country when all we will see is growth. Because what Republicans really want is a party that will work to benefit them and them only. That’s not going to be the Democrats and it’s certainly not going to be the Republicans.

So what do they do? In the next election cycle, they vote Republican again and we’ll be back to square one. This is a pattern we’ve seen and one that will continue unless we do something about it.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

This is an my fave quote from the movie:

Mrs. Plum: “Stephanie started a new job!”
Stephanie Plum: “Yeah, I did. I just got a gun.”
Mrs. Plum: “Whoa!” (Grandma Mazur checks out the gun and proceeds to shoot the chicken sitting on the dinner table)
Mrs. Plum: “Put the gun away, ma!”
Mr. Plum: She belongs in a home.“
Grandma Mazur: "Shot that sucker in the gumpy…”


Mr. Plum (Luis Mustillo) certainly has a point, but something tells me he’s vastly underestimating Grandma Mazur and her abilities. Look out, gumpys!

You know I wish I could say ‘Well at least they come back and we will finally get to see them’ but that’s seriously not the way I feel about this. Not with cheap teasers like that. Not 6 days before the comeback. Not in the middle of their Japan dome tour. Not a week after PSY’s album release. Not with any promo or media play. Other artists get a month before, but for iKON the company doesn’t even seem to try. iKON is a group of 7 boys and instead of posting concept pics or video teaser for each member so everyone gets to know them, they put out an low quality teaser pic again. And not just that, they also only get low quality video clips on yg’s Instagram instead of a real trailer. This gives me flashbacks to their comeback. It seems rushed, a bad timing & super cheap so far. I’m mad because their QUALITY MUSIC doesn’t deserve to be promoted cheap like this. I know they will do well, I know they won’t disappoint musically wise BUT they deserve better, their music and iKONICs deserve better. You know I wouldn’t be mad if this was the first time they got treated like this but this happens all the time. I’m more shocked when they actually get quality stuff. The season greetings quality have been going downhill for a while. The second half of the Japan tour looked cheap af! And now instead of putting in the money and planning out the comeback and Japan dome tour a bit better, they plan to release new songs just in the middle of the Japan dome tour. What means that the boys will perform the old songs at the first Japan dome tour concert AGAIN. They’ve been touring for almost 2 years with only one album. iKON brings in the money and the company doesn’t spend it on them. Na, instead they keep releasing merch and bad quality dvds so they can milk the money out of them. I know we should have more patience and wait for Monday to see if the mv’s are good or if yge will maybe release video teasers in the next few days. But I’m just tired of it tbh. I keep hoping and hoping for better and more. I know the boys have grown a lot but the company seems to be in their way to show that growth to the world. But whatever, this is just me ranting about how I feel about the cb so far and iKON’s place in the company in general. Honestly, I will take everything back if yge proves they actually care for the boys and show us some quality soon.

lowat-golden-tower  asked:

So there's the theory about the Googs having different personalities, and from your one comic we saw at least Oliver is playful, due to being "Google Play". That begs the question- are the other Googs more facets of Google's original personality traits/interests? Did he perhaps split himself into multiple parts, dissecting the aspects making him "human", because they were getting in the way? It was all too much, making him buffer and glitch, and distracting him from his objectives?

You hit the nail on the head! That was what I thought too!
It was interesting that in the course of Matthias’ video with Google IRL that Google didn’t glitch. Google didn’t speak in chopped voices nor did he even buffer. It was because the only time he had bugged out was the end when Matthias overloaded his objectives. He was a simple AI-Robot of the Google Search Engine. That was all he was, with Bing. I noted that in my comic as well when Bing was musing about the ‘old times’ (I researched for the comic lol)

Now he suddenly talks the opposite, like there were several voices at once but at the same time the same person. I believe after either conking/walking out, Matthias tried to reboot the system but wasn’t particularly successful. Google, now on his autonomous adventure, tried updating himself to compensate the newfound changes he was experiencing- because it wasn’t always that Google was a corporation.

It was the slow change that Google had to adjust from. He needed the updates, but either he didn’t have them, or he needed to be fixed from the bugs, or infiltrate Mark’s domain, something- but once he had, he was able to split himself to four. The four main colors of Google, presumably the four divisions of all the programs/extensions Google Corporation has.

Heads Up: here we go. You can check out the Google Apps. I looked at them. Erm.

Google (Blue) is the main division. He’s the one who’s going to be the actual “Primary Objective: Answer all questions as quickly as possible; Secondary Objective: Destroy Mankind” kind of guy. That’s also might be the reason why he kept asking “Are You Feeling Lucky? (second option when searching in Google) So he’s search engine guy. Interestingly if you look at the Apps of Google, he also has the following: My Account, Contacts (he knows your contacts), News, Calendar (predictable, search engine), Translate (so multilingual? Uh oh). You know he’s the leader because he’s the main color. He’s practically in all of them- so leader and all of that.

I assume Red would be professional communications guy since he is the main color of Gmail (you don’t really contact others with yanno, mail nowadays, but you do use them for accessing things… connected to) Google+ (fairly empty lol, as Matthias had pointed out in the past, but you can access A LOT with Google+ just by using it to make accounts to ever) and mainly, Youtube (yikes, Mark watch out- also, a lot of creators well known throughout the world. Accesses to TV, News, Shows, etc etc).

Oliver (Yellow) I just assumed is more human, happy, fun, yellow. He also has Google Play Music, and who doesn’t love them (no matter what variety?) ? Idk but something, he’s the brightest (also to note, Google’s light bulb sign is mostly yellow). He’s the one with "Keep” and “Google Alerts” too, so he might be the most 'trustworthy’ in the long run; combined with “Analytics” it says it looks for the audience’s reviews to further improve your product and business.

Together with Green, they’re the fun ones. Green might be the money guy; he’s the ads holder, in charge of putting promotions, yet he’s also Android and Google Play Games; Hangouts as well (Google’s main chat room).  

To note, tag team colors in Google: Photos and Play (everyone has access), Maps-Drive (Blue-Yellow-Green: you trust it to guide and protect you), AdWords (Blue-Green: Advertise what you offer to people who search for you), AdSense (Blue-Yellow: ads on your site that you can trust)

[Interesting to Note, though not in the Google sign palette- purple, red violet and orange are part of this team.]

I had fun with this, but ohoh my god what have I done