So what if those two boys from Columbus didn’t take a chance? What if they looked at the path in front of them, and turned back. What if Tyler’s dream of music stayed just that: a dream.
Where would we find them, if none of this had happened?
Would Tyler just be the boy that checked out your groceries? Would we find him living out his life in Columbus, barely scraping by, hanging onto the last remaining threads of a dream he once had. Would we find him awake late at night, unable to get a melody out of his head, but insisting to himself that “i need to sleep, i have work tomorrow.” Would we find him married and happy, but constantly wondering “is there more to this. Is there something more I could do.” Would we find his notebooks filled with unsung song lyrics: bits and pieces of Addict with a Pen, Goner, Ode to Sleep, strewn out in phrases, ideas, and sketches. Bits of songs that were never given the chance to materialize into something more.
Would we find Josh working behind the counter of a drum store. Would there be pages of drum and drumstick sketches beneath the cash register: ideas for his own designs back when he had almost enough money to make it happen. Would we hear the jangle of a bell as a young boy comes in, and finds Josh, the most tattooed man in the store. And just like young Josh, would the boy come in and sit down at the drums, immediately transported to a concert as he closes his eyes and invents the beat. Would we find Josh glancing over the live concerts playing on the tv, wondering if maybe that could have been him. If only he had taken the leap. If only he had taken the chance. If only his voice didn’t give way, if only his knees didn’t buckle at the very thought of being on stage. Would he go home to a loving family, and tell himself “I am content.” Would we find him staring at the pink sky as it fades into night, desperately wishing he could articulate the feeling the world gives him. Desperately wishing someone could understand the art that floods his mind.
okay so I’m late as fuck I know but earlier today I decided to sit my black ass down and watch “I’m not ashamed”. Yes, I am fully aware that the main purpose of that (dumbass) video was Rachel Scotts Journal (R.I.P). But I watched the moments that involved Eric and Dylan and here’s what I found wrong about this shit, so get fuckin’ ready
1) WHY THE FUCK YOU GOT “DYLAN” OUT HERE LOOKIN LIKE FUCKING MICHAEL CERA
NIGGA THE HAIR ISNT EVEN PARTED CORRECTLY THEY DONT EVEN FUCKING LOOK ALIKE, ILL TAKE THIS NIGGA ANY DAY OVER THAT AND HIS HAIR IS FUCKING BROWN AND LOOKS NOTHING LIKE DYLAN. (respect points goes towards Josh Young)
2). WHY YALL GOT “ERIC” LOOKING LIKE A WHOLE ASS GROWN ASS MAN?!
OVER HERE LOOKING LIKE FUCKING ROD DYRDEK’S LESS SUCCESSFUL COUSIN. LIKE CMON NOW
FUCKING BEN JOHNSON IS MORE ATTRACTIVE AND LOOKS MORE LIKE ERIC THAN THAT BULLSHIT WHAT THE FUCK (respect points goes towards Ben Johnson, P.S ur cute)
3). WHY THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE “ERIC AND DYLAN” WEARING THEIR CUSTOM MADE “WRATH” AND “NATURAL SELECTION” T SHIRTS DAYS BEFORE THE SHOOTING??
YALL ARE FUCKING STUPID.
AND NIGGA WHAT TYPE OF HAT IS THAT THAT HE GOT ON. NIGGA AT LEAST GET A FUCKING SNAPBACK BRUH. BECAUSE I DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THAT BENIHANA CHEF EMPLOYEE LOOKING ASS HAT IS THERE FOR.
THE ONLY THING ACCURATE ABOUT THAT WHOLE FILM WAS THE FONT ON THE GOD DAMN T SHIRT, which was something zero hour couldnt achieve, and I bothered me the whole time I watch the 40 minute video
AND ZERO HOUR ACTUALLY PROVIDED ACCURATE INFORMATION. AND WHOLE ASS REAL ASS TAPES AND JOURNAL WRITES AND SHIT. THE ACTOR I IM NOT ASHAMED THAT PLAYED ERIC MENTION THEM BUT HE SOUNDED FUCKING RETARDED.
U know who in the west wing universe would be a r good president?
That’s never really talked about regarding presidents?
Josh wants to be the guy the guy counts on–Well hello DC power couple. Donna, who absorbs info like a sponge, is just so damn competent and brilliant and smart and can grasp difficult concepts v easily and translate them into things that the average American can understand without losing the nuance of policy, like the cats and the Supreme Court.
And CJ said it herself :“Josh isn’t ever going to find an assistant better than you” CJ has worked in a myriad professional industries and made over 500k a year and is the goddamn US Press Secretary and for the fact that the deputy chief of staff will never find a better assistant than donna
Like……this isn’t some podunk law firm in the middle of nowhere this is the white house. A West Wing job. To say no one would be better means out of tens of thousands of people who would kill for that job would not be better than donna
(honestly there’s even an episode addressing it being Josh Lyman’s assistant is better than getting a Master’s and Donna’s starting salary at that website was what she assumed the total budget would be. That’s how valuable pre-Santos era Donna is considered to be). She hears and she absorbs and she retains and she’s able to apply that information–remember when she knew the exact filibuster rule, with the Stackhouse ep?
And Donna can publicly speak–we’ve established with Leo (and plenty of other people) that some people just forget almost everything in front of a camera or a crowd, or in a debate type of setting, or just look bulldogish and antagonistic(can you say the plot of the pilot?). It just isn’t for everyone. But this is what Donna did, for two campaigns and even as Josh’s assistant. Remember when he sent her to North Dakota to deal with people who wanted to eliminate ‘north’ in ‘north dakota?’
Once she quits she gets almost as good as Josh in like a year and sure, there’s few complications, yeah. But hey Bartlet had his riding into a tree affair. Donna has her yelling at a chicken debacle.
And also the trip abroad. Like she doesn’t like to politicize it.
But people who are like “oh she hasn’t served in combat” well she was injured in a war zone. Annabeth mentions how the people fell in love with her, wanted to make her story into a movie. There’s name recognition early on right there, something that would make it a lot easier to campaign on as a Senator or a Representative than the average person, get her foot in the door.
And listen people would be much more afraid of pissing off donna than Josh because Josh is always pissed but donnais the one person who can sometimes reel him in. No one is there to reel in donna. She’s charismatic, much more than josh, and people like her. Maybe after shes served a term as the first ladys chief of staff, helen more at ease with being first lady and more of an idea of what she’s doing, she’d run. She’d totally get elected as a Representative with her resume, then maybe serve two or 3 terms, then after possibly run for governor. And then start her election campaign. CHARLIE AS VP LBR CHARLIE IS TOTALLY GONNA GO BACK INTO POLITICS, HE’S TOO GOOD AT IT AND HAS SO MANY CONNECTIONS AND HIS WORK AT THE TAIL END OF THE BARTLET PRESIDENCY HAD HIM HOOKED HE TOTALLY WOULD BE DONNA’S VP.