livelihoods

Business and Pleasure - Part 20

Summary:  Bucky AU. After a major deal falls through, your father’s business almost falls apart. In a desperate attempt to save his livelihood, he seeks the help of his oldest friend, George Barnes, who happens to be the CEO of one of the most influential businesses in New York. He agrees, but on one condition. You have to marry his son.

Word Count: 1,600

Warnings: Swearing


Originally posted by sithlordalice



Bucky paced nervously between the living room and kitchen as you glanced at the clock, filled with apprehension and dread. Today was the day. You were finally about to find out whether or not Bucky was the father of Dot’s son.

You were now almost nine months pregnant and the stress, combined with the strain of the pregnancy was finally getting the best of you. “Can you just stay still for a goddamned minute,” you muttered as you watched your husband pace. He had been like this since six o’clock this morning. In his defense, you were supposed to have gotten the call hours ago at 10:00. It was now 2:00 and you still hadn’t heard anything. It seemed that the more time that passed, the more anxious your husband became, which, in turn made you all the more irritated.

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The sides as things I've said IN THE PAST HOUR
  • <p> <b>Roman, while getting clothes for a shower:</b> escuse me commoner children do any of you need to potty?<p/><b>Virgil:</b> I will wash all but my hair, I'm emo, not a scene kid, I can't have the *erratic hand movements* POOF!<p/><b>Patton, after being asked where they were going tonight:</b> to hang out with the other gay people, you miscreant!<p/><b>Logan:</b> put my phone down! I need that for work! ("What work? Fanfiction writing?!") Yes! That is my livelihood now give me my phone or I'll vaporize you with my teenage lazer beams!<p/></p>
  • Israeli settlers: *live in illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land*
  • Israeli settlers: *believe they are superior to everybody else*
  • Israeli settlers: *burn Palestinian olive trees which were hundreds of years old and the livelihood of many*
  • Israeli settlers: *responsible for many Palestinian homes that are demolished to make way for their settlements*
  • Israeli settlers: *have access to Jewish-only roads on stolen Palestinian land, which are more direct and have quicker routes than roads Palestinians can use*
  • Israeli settlers: *physically and verbally abuse Palestinians as Israeli soldiers stand and watch*
  • A few bored Palestinian kids: *throw rocks at Israeli settlers' cars*
  • Israeli settlers: OoHhHhHhhhhhhhhhhh MyyyyyyYYYYYY!!!!!! WHY ARE THEY DOING DIS WE D0N'T UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!! WHY!
A few words on Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in case you wanna throw her some support.

Two Republicans voted against the party’s efforts to repeal Obamacare on Tuesday and Trump, petty orange baby that he is, obviously had something to say about it.

President Donald Trump made clear his dissatisfaction with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) Wednesday, when he tweeted that she let down her party and the nation by voting against Republicans’ attempts to repeal Obamacare.

But apparently Trump’s public disapproval is not the only way the administration plans to make his anger known.

The Alaska Dispatch News reported Wednesday night that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called Murkowski and fellow Alaskan Sen. Dan Sullivan ® after Tuesday’s health care vote to let them know her position had put some of their state-specific projects in jeopardy ― particularly those pertaining to energy.

Sullivan told the outlet that Zinke’s phone call carried a “troubling message,” and the interior secretary made it clear to him that the call was in response to Murkowski voting no on the motion to proceed on Tuesday.

She was only one of two Republicans, along with Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), to break from party lines on the vote.

(cont. HuffPo

Some people feel you don’t really have to praise someone for doing the right things.  If that’s you, then you can stop here and read something else.

Others feel that when politicians stand up for what’s right, possibly at the expense of their political livelihood, we should show our support.  If that’s you, feel free to read on so you can see what Murkowski is about.

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fucked up how the “bad guy” in toy story 2 was just an adult toy collector and toy store owner whose only crime was getting a good deal at a yard sale 

not only that but his “evil plan” was to send woody and the other toys from woody’s line to a museum for preservation

dude winds up losing his entire livelihood and going bankrupt and sobbing on live television all because he wanted to preserve a piece of history in a museum

fandom problems

  • indie creators getting railed for “cringy” fandoms and people saying “i hope it doesnt get popular’, hurting their livelihood and income - when mainstream games don’t get this same treatment, and wouldn’t be hurt as bad
  • if an adult male character is sexualized then it’s instantly “cringy” and “onceler all over again”, while nobody bats an eye at sexualized anime japanese school girls
  • women/lgbt/minority creators being subjected to witchhunts for messing up once, meanwhile white guy lets players can make racist and ableist jokes but “im sure theyre actually good people”

Kamala Harris wants to offer states funding to end “money bail” systems that are often discriminatory

  • In her first signature legislative proposal as a U.S. senator representing California, Democrat Kamala Harris is offering states millions of dollars in grants if they abolish their “money bail” systems.
  • The bill, introduced Thursday with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), is called “The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017.” 
  • It would authorize a three-year, $10 million grant to states that reform or replace pretrial release processes that lean heavily on arbitrary cash and deposit bonds as a means to ensure defendants return to court for trial. 
  • If successful, the grants could lead to a reduction in punitive bail practices that studies have shown historically and disproportionally disrupt the livelihoods of black and brown defendants.
  • “Our justice system was designed with a promise: to treat all people equally,” Harris, who previously served as California attorney general, said in a statement released with the bill. “In our country, whether you stay in jail or not is wholly determined by whether you’re wealthy or not — and that’s wrong.” Read more (7/20/17)

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Patom Organic Living in Bangkok

Tucked away in Thonglor’s prime residential neighborhood, the newly constructed building serves as a shop/showroom for Patom body care products,  a small 25-seat café and a place for raising ecological awareness and sustainable living through a series of workshops and farmers market held in the garden, selling fresh produce from the local network of organic farmers.

The small wood-framed glass building designed by NITAPROW sits on a slightly raised mound covered by wild grass and ferns that naturally soften its rectangular footprint while carefully preserving an existing line of fruit trees.  The building’s transparency and its modest size set out to unveil the expanse of the lush garden around and beyond its volume, which in turn create a setting where passersby can catch a clear glimpse of the livelihood inside the glass enclosure alongside the garden’s natural surroundings.

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i dont really care what yall think about dream daddy and what you think about some of the game grumps being involved in its development, or whoever streams or buys or consumes the game, or the dadsona stuff, whatever, some of it has valid points for sure

but if you bitch and complain and boycott it, in the end you’re literally just taking revenue and livelihood from the queer creators of the game, who are queer, and making it that little bit more difficult for queer content BY queer creators to be visible and funded and bought.

please stop judging queer creators by some kind of impossible ideal that is very rarely placed on non-queer creators. you know what it does? makes it terrifying for queer creators to CREATE from fear of backlash over anything they produce. it happens non stop here - as soon as something from a queer creator becomes popular, there has to be something wrong with it that leads to it’s boycott. often the ‘something wrong with it’ may be not entirely related to the actual content itself.

if you want queer content, support the people trying their hardest to make it. 

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25 years ago.. Los Angeles KoreaTown was hanging on by a thread.. the LA riots following the Rodney decision, lead to looting and fightings between communities.. Koreans were left to defend for themselves and their livelihoods.. what have we learned? ✊️✊️ #ktown#koreantown #lariots

Child Abusers on YouTube

Hey, guys. I usually don’t write about this kind of stuff because I never want to falsely accuse someone and destroy their livelihood because of it. However, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this YouTube channel is abusing their children . 

DaddyOFive is a YouTuber who does stuff that I don’t really care about, save for a certain series of prank videos. In these prank videos, he and his wife “prank” their children by destroying their toys, screaming at their face, and being overall emotionally abusive. 

Want a taste? Well, here you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMf7HibATNg&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvoLmsXKkYM&feature=youtu.be

Wasn’t that lovely? Wanna see more? Go ahead. Go on their YouTube channel and watch some more. What a heartfelt family.

This should not be tolerated in the slightest. I dislike pranks in general, but anytime children are harmed the line is crossed. They must be stopped.

1) Report any video you find that shows the children being encouraged to fight and physically attack each other. Screaming at a child also counts as verbal and emotional abuse and still falls in line with child abuse.

2) Report the entire channel. Here is the link.

3) Seek out where this family is from. Not to attack them, but to call child services. So far, I’ve discovered they live in Maryland. This is their P.O. box address, so they must live close:

   P.O. Box 571
Damascus, MD. 20872

Child services will not act on the family until an address is found. Many have already said that they have attempted to call their local child services, only to be advised to call the FBI (which is NOT some super-secret organization where you have to be a secretary of some governor to be able to contact).

Please, someone else help with this. This is absolutely not okay. These children must be removed from them immediately. 

You Understand, Right?

Characters: Dean Winchester x Sister!Reader / Friend!Reader, Sam Winchester x Sister!Reader / Friend!Reader, Bobby, John

Length: 1663+ words

TW: Suicide. Depression. Abandonment. Dean being a jerk. 

A/N: Another word vomit that I did when I couldn’t sleep last week. I just had the idea in my head for the whole night, and I knew if I didn’t write it down, I wouldn’t be able to remember it the next morning. So, here it is! Feedback is encouraged!

SERIES MASTERLIST


The thing about the Winchester family was that they collect family like one would collect dolls. They have a lot of family around the State, any of them willing to do anything for the brothers. They always had a saying. 

Family doesn’t end in blood.

Except it does. They can say it as many times as they want, but there isn’t anything they wouldn’t do for the family. Their blood family. 

You were 4 when you were collected by John, and shipped off to Bobby’s. You were basically raised alongside the brothers from then on. Sam being a year older than you, and his brother, Dean, being 5 years older than you.

You were 5 when Dean ran out of breakfast. Bobby, and John were gone on a hunt, leaving 10 year-old Dean in charge. There was half a single granola bar left, and he looked uneasily between you and Sam, both of you had complained about being hungry. He gave you a strange look, and even though you were 5, you knew what it meant. Afterall, John gave you the same look when he told you why you can’t come home to your parents. It was also the same look that Bobby gave you when you asked about your parents. The look of guilt. You turned away, not being able to handle the fact that his decision had already been made when he was 4, and the responsibility of Sam’s livelihood was thrusted into his hands.

“Not hungry,” you mumbled, despite your roaring stomach. Sam’s eyes lit up with glee as he snatched the snack from his brother’s hand, and you can see Dean’s face visibly relax.

“Sammy’s my responsibility. You understand, right?” Dean asked, a hopeful smile on his face.

You gave him a nod, hopping off the chair, and went back to your bed, hoping you can sleep away the hunger. 

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In case you didn’t know, let me tell you what no tip on a $135 check means for a server.

It means they might not be able to buy lunch.

It means they might have to pick up another shift just to make up that difference so they can pay rent or buy groceries.

It means they worked for free to get you everything you needed for an hour.

Tip your servers. If you don’t have the money to tip, you don’t have the money to go out to a restaurant. This is some people’s livelihood.

That there is what a youtuber ‘earned’ using one of my comics without permission, and without credit.

*Being stolen from is not a mark of how talented an artist I am.

*Being stolen from does not benefit me in anyway.

*Being stolen from is not flattering.


When artists complain about reposters, it isn’t just whining. 
It hurts us emotionally and hurts our livelihoods.

So if you like free fan content, be considerate of where you get it from.

Reblog and share from artists instead of reposters.

And hey! Sometimes we accidentally share from a reposter. It happens. But we can always delete it and find the real artist to reblog from.

It matters.

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NOT A DREAM

And another thing - this blog has 31,000 followers now. At this point, it’s also a platform. If I can bring the attention to a certain issue that is being ignored, a cause that needs helping, I want to do it. I can’t pretend things around me are not happening. I’m sorry that I’m like this, I know some of you want me to keep posting dreams and dreams exclusively, but I just can’t do that. If I feel something is wrong, I can’t be quiet about it. That’s just the kind of person I am. So if you really have a problem with me speaking about something else than dreams every 100 posts or so, I’m very sorry, but that’s not going to change. My conscience does not allow me to ignore my humanity. 

Hey, guys!

I don’t know about you, but I personally find audio stimulation incredibly necessary to my study sessions, drives, and whenever I go running. One of the best (free!) resources for this are podcasts. Not only do you get to listen to real people and expand your worldview, but you can learn something as well! I’ve listed a few of my favorites, feel free to add your own!


Planet Money is a fantastic foray into economics, sociology, and special interest for beginners and veterans in those fields alike. The hosts are always humorous and you will always come out of one of these 20-minute episodes understanding the world around you a little more.

Stuff You Should Know feels like How It’s Made for your ears. Even those boring topics you’d never look into a million years are brought to life with these guys!

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History helped me pass my AP World History exam. He takes the time to explore an incredibly complex era in history with intricate and enticing detail. Coupled with excellent storytelling abilities, you just might be able to cite the succession of the Mongol empire by heart.

TED Radio Hour is a great way to take your TED talks to go. 60 minutes of experts, professors, parents, widows, and so much more of real humans sharing their insights, experiences, and livelihoods with you. What else could you ask for!

Mac Power Users helped me understand that to master your craft, you have to master your tools. Hosts David Sparks and Katie Floyd explore how we can make iPhones, iPads, and Macs work for us and expand our productivity past where it ever could be.

Cortex focuses on the workflows and systems of a popular educational YouTuber, CGP Grey. They talk about email, current events in the tech industry, and how an output-based skillset has to evolve over time. It also brings up the importance of side projects to keep you engaged (Which is what this studyblr is for me!)

College Info Geek is quite possibly the most useful podcast I’ve ever listened to. It’s hosted by Thomas Frank, a college grad who managed to turn his college blog into a very successful small business. He reads hundreds of books on productivity and education and distils them down to bite-size chunks while also taking important questions about college, business, and learning.

Beyond the To-Do List is a podcast that explores the tools that a variety of industry leaders use to remain successful. Each person is unique and brings their own chemistry to the question of how to get your work done with as little resistance as possible.

Serial is a murder mystery. It blew up overnight and brings to light the questions of morality in the criminal justice system. A classic “Whodunit” with a good deal of investigative journalism.

Invisibilia is a podcast for those of you who love psychology and sociology. Through personal epitaphs from around the world, the invisible concepts that shape how we feel and how we see the world are discussed. This podcast gets browny points for being incredibly addictive and informative to boot.

S-Town is unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. It was a heart-wrenching, confusing, absolutely stunning piece of auditory journalism from an unexpected source. Warning: heavy language content and discussion of prejudice.

The Mind Palace is an intensive exploration of the history and art from unconventional and fascinating perspectives. Excellently edited and curated for massive historical enjoyment. Perfect for those of you who love Sherlock references and literary media alike!

That’s all, folks! Happy listening! Let me know what you listen to!

hahahaha I DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!
 i just lost all 8 hours of progress i made on my bautista painting +rhack coloring + heathers sketches because i didn’t have ‘save recovery info every 10 mins’ ticked !!!!!!!! 
HERES A PAINTING OF NAPOLEON DYNAMITE the only thing i managed to save from my stream 

thanks for coming to my stream though im gonna go into a coma now everything you saw was a lie I guess