How A Few Crafty Harlemites Are Fighting Back Against Gentrification
After Harlem resident Pipi Birdwater had her lawsuit against the borough of Manhattan thrown out, many New Yorkers began to wonder how many shared her ire towards lifelong Harlem residents for “intentional cruelty,” as her suit stated.
Birdwater claims that New York residents purposely gave her wrong directions, led her towards areas of Harlem that didn’t exist, and feigned ignorance when she referenced areas of Harlem by their hip new colloquialisms. Borough president Gale Arnot Brewer called her claims that they cost her her $100,000 job (due to frequent tardiness) “farcical.” But after walking through Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and talking to Harlemites, they have merit.
38-year-old Dominique Sampson recalls, “this cracker asked me the other day where RuPa is. I knew he was talking about Rucker Park, but we don’t call it no damn RuPa. Who ‘bout to be sayin, 'remember when Kobe and AI came in RuPa?’,” he says as family and friends double over in laughter in their beach chairs.
“So I said 'probably down in the village getting life.’ He comes back to me that night all red ready to fight sayin’ he wasted his day, I said 'I thought you meant Rupaul!”
Sampson says his neighbor was not amused. In his anger, he joins a growing group of new Harlem residents who feel they’re being deceived out of resentment.
JIN: Great Question! Well, its a bit of a process so bare with me.
But first, let me clear something up. Beginners are not able to summon demons without making a contract first. We need to find and “capture” one first. The downside to that is that demons are invisible to the human eye. That’s why I had this specially made!!
It’s a modified polaroid camera!
Using the viewfinder on this camera makes it so that demons are visible (Dont ask how it works). Once you find your demon, simply take a picture of him!
For example, here is what it looked like before and after I used the camera to capture Jimin
Now, where to find the demons? and how exactly does the camera capture them?
The six demon boys I contracted had their souls bound to a place or object. Jimin was bound to an apple tree, Yoongi was bound to a piano, etc… It takes a bit of intuition to figure out which objects have demons bound to them.
When you take a picture of the demon with the polaroid, it automatically transfers the demon’s soul out of the original binding object and into the printed photograph. Since The photograph is in your possession, the demon is also in your possession.
Once the demon is in your possession, you can summon it wherever you want and make him do whatever you want.
Of course, this isnt the only way to make a contract with a demon. Since I’m an expert with this method, I’m starting to learn how to summon demons from the underworld with black magic, which is real risky business.
Be warned! Even if you have the demon in your possession, they might try to escape or even try to kill you! It’s important to create a bond with them right away.
As long as we want and have hunts to go on.
But what about a house? Where will you two stay when you don't have any mission?
Well. You see that's the thing...
*Eyed her daughter before gasping* YOU TWO ALREADY HAVE A HOUSE TOGETHER!?
What? Don't be ridiculous Kali. Of course they don't have a house of their own. I doubt either of them could even afford one.
Oh good lord you have bought a house with her.
Where is your house? Is it close by? Well we need to take an airship or will a boat do the trick?
Kali. I think the more important question is HOW did you and your girlfriend buy a HOUSE!?
That's the thing. We kinda... built it with the rest of our team.
Built it? How on earth did you afford to do that!?
But more importantly WHERE IS IT?
Sigh, Follow me. *Blake told her parents as she got up and headed outside, Leaving Ghira and Kali confused before following. Once outside, Kali and Ghira dropped as Blake turned around and pointed to a larger airship hovering in the sky.* That is our house.
My word. It's as big as our house.
That will make it easier for holiday visits.
*Yang then pops her head out a window and called out with a smile.* Hey Mr. and Mrs. B! What do you think!?
That still doesn't answer how you afforded this. Let alone built it.
~Five mouths earlier~
Hey Kai? What's with this busted ships?
Hmm? Oh. Just scrap I pull from the ocean or left overs from assholes that tried to kill me.
Uh-huh... What do you do with it?
Make random shit or fix them up. If you want one to fix up so you can have a mobile team rwby base, Be my guess.
So I’m half asleep and bored watching yan sim videos and I just want to know how exactly the syringe kills people? Like I know if you aren’t in the right room or don’t have the stuff in the syringe it kills the person but why? How does a syringe kill them, how much force are you using when you stab them with a syringe (like I know not much in the game is screaming “realistic” but what?)
em, i'm having a really off night so i dropped by to say that i hope you have a really good day. take care of yourself and be kind. love you and your cute behind (why am i like this lmao) xx
Aww, nonnie, sweetheart. I am so sorry, I didn’t see this when you sent it to me. I am so sorry you are/were having an off night. Let me know if there is anything I can do, okay? My message box is always open to you if you want to talk.
Let me just leave you with the headcanon that whenever Derek is having an off night, Stiles orders Derek’s favourite pizza - the kind with mushroom and pineapple (how the fuck he still wants to kiss Derek with his poor taste in food, he’ll never know).
After that, he carefully assess the situation. Sometimes Derek needs to be left alone but Derek is actually a very tactile person and he’s more than a little touch starved. So more often than not, Stiles just sits next to him and holds Derek’s hand, letting him know he’s there. That he’s not leaving.
He doesn’t encroach too much on Derek’s space because Stiles knows Derek is still funny about “taking up Stiles’ time” (like cuddling Derek is ever a waste of Stiles’ time), and so he sits there, tracing patterns on Derek’s hand, pretending to amuse himself by tracing his palm lines. Sometimes he makes up random shit: this line means you have many orgasms in your future, like you may die having an orgasm, dude. That’s how long this line is.
Mostly though, he just sits there, checking Derek’s breathing okay, heart fluttering stupidly when Derek smiles at nothing, despite how shitty he feels.
If I ever am on Big Brother and get to go back into the house after being evicted, I’m going to makeup a crazy story about how they let me into the real world and people told me to target x y and z. I’d tell the random made up shit to make them believe me. That would be beautiful.