Kids Today? Or Parents Today?

So I’m at the laundromat right now (yes, I’m poor. Focus on the story at hand) and a kid comes up to me and asks, “You got fifty cents?” He looks to be about 10 years old.

I looked at him with my clear pouch of quarts sitting on the table in front of me and said, “Yes. I have fifty cents.” The boy stared at me for a silent moment and I stared back.

"Do you need it?" he asked. "I wanted to play a game." I understood and even internally commended a young boy for being interested in the old Pac Man, Galaga and Sugar Rush Driver2 arcade games. Maybe even the billiards table. But what does it teach the boy? To ask around like a hobo for every little thing he wants?

"Yes. I need it," I said plainly. He took a deep breath, looked away and said Okaaay

And do you know what he did after that? He and his little sister went to play billiards anyway, popping in quarters from his jingling pockets. Then the boy handed some money to his sister and told her to get him a pop from the soda-machine.

This kid has the audacity to go around asking people —strangers— for money, strangers who come to the laundromat because they’re too poor to own their own washing machines. And he’s already got pockets full of quarters! Sure he probably doesn’t understand that he’s tricking the poor into handing over their money from the goodness of their hearts when he doesn’t NEED it and they do. But what are his parents teaching these kids?

And speaking of seeing terrible parenting skills, I was taking a stroll through the park yesterday and noticed two little girls, maybe 4 and 5 years old. But they weren’t on the playground with the huge group of other kids having fun. No. They were on the road sitting by their daddy’s car (I’m guessing it’s their dad), playing in some sand that was scooped up and brought over. And do you know why they were on the hazardous blacktop by the car? Because their dad was sitting on his leather seats with the AC on instead of taking his ass to a bench by the playground. Seriously, guy takes his kids all the way to the park just to make them watch as other children play together on clean equipment? There was glass and garbage on that road! And okay, the kids looked happy enough, but they’re 5, what do they know about a safe and healthy way to grow?

I’m drowning in your tears

Thank you, guys~ I should probably post this on Dick’s tumblr but I’ll need to dust the cobwebs off it first. Dick’s birthday was spent with many fireworks (SO many), adventure through the city and an almost battle; myself and four other security guards against 30 drunk Puerto Ricans shooting off fireworks right over our property (fire hazard). Imagine the ever-excited Dick with handcuffs ready and a grin at the prospect of getting punched. It would mean legally being allowed to tackle and arrest someone. Things didn’t turn out with a fight, but the excitement of drunken fools and fireworks did last until well past sunrise. Followed by the best full-day sleep I ever had.

Cheers, my friends ♥

paintzeebrush said: Happy Early Birthday to Dick! Going to be gone for the 4th, just wanted to give a quick shout out :)

So kind! Dick thanks you with the bursting joy of a fireworks display. He misses his sidekick, Meisceoir Gaelech

Yes, things are going pretty alright in my life. I’m comfortable enough but moving forward very soon to something new. I’ll write all about it tomorrow and probably post on my DA like I did last year for Dick’s birthday. Thank you for asking~
I miss you and everyone else from our group.

Yes, things are going pretty alright in my life. I’m comfortable enough but moving forward very soon to something new. I’ll write all about it tomorrow and probably post on my DA like I did last year for Dick’s birthday. Thank you for asking~

I miss you and everyone else from our group.

weltderathanasie:

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Again, your dad is a penis-blister for making you pay half of everything when you’re his kid. His father-skills are bad and he should feel bad.

Penis-blister made me laugh so hard just now

Oh, the array of insults I know~

tobitamaru6:

Kiss me!

So this reminded me of some drawings I did myself a few years ago. It took me a while to find them again but it’s not as close as I thought. Oh well. Enjoy old pictures anyway.

tobitamaru6:

Kiss me!

So this reminded me of some drawings I did myself a few years ago. It took me a while to find them again but it’s not as close as I thought. Oh well. Enjoy old pictures anyway.

(via raywolf)

everythingyoulovetoohate:

If its my fault I will, but just because you push everyone away ? No i am not going anywhere. I will stay with you. 

everythingyoulovetoohate:

If its my fault I will, but just because you push everyone away ? No i am not going anywhere. I will stay with you. 

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When a thief steals art from a museum they’re breaking the Cultural Property Protection law. If someone runs up and steals a painting from your easel while you’re painting outside, that’s simple theft of property, much like stealing your chair. Both are breaking the law but neither are similar to getting a tattoo.And like I said, taking a person’s art and posting it on your own website with “This is my OC lolol” is different from this situation. But for arguments sake let’s say you do exactly that. You take my icon —which I drew myself and does belong to me— and you change the hair blonde, though you put it on your skin instead of on a website. Yes, I’d still want to hunt you down and kick your ass. I “give a shit” just like the other artists you’re talking about. But my first thought IS to kick your ass instead of bringing you to court because I still don’t believe you’ve broken a law. (this is what we’re debating about though)
Thieves that steal museum paintings and the canvas off your easel do so because they believe they can make money off of it. That’s what really classifies them as law-breaking “theft”. But if you tattoo it on your skin, you’re not going to make money off of it. You can make money off of stripping, maybe performing other acts, but your skin itself is not gaining you profit. Also, keep in mind that I’m focusing on the average person here, the kind that gets a tattoo and doesn’t go around saying they drew it themselves. If the person isn’t claiming to have drawn the picture and they’re not peeling their skin off to hock it, then can it really be art theft?

Thank you, anon. This was something on my mind but no one questioned it so I didn’t take the time to explain. I welcome any other views you, or anyone else, might have on this.

When a thief steals art from a museum they’re breaking the Cultural Property Protection law.
If someone runs up and steals a painting from your easel while you’re painting outside, that’s simple theft of property, much like stealing your chair. Both are breaking the law but neither are similar to getting a tattoo.

And like I said, taking a person’s art and posting it on your own website with “This is my OC lolol” is different from this situation. But for arguments sake let’s say you do exactly that. You take my icon —which I drew myself and does belong to me— and you change the hair blonde, though you put it on your skin instead of on a website. Yes, I’d still want to hunt you down and kick your ass. I “give a shit” just like the other artists you’re talking about. But my first thought IS to kick your ass instead of bringing you to court because I still don’t believe you’ve broken a law. (this is what we’re debating about though)

Thieves that steal museum paintings and the canvas off your easel do so because they believe they can make money off of it. That’s what really classifies them as law-breaking “theft”. But if you tattoo it on your skin, you’re not going to make money off of it. You can make money off of stripping, maybe performing other acts, but your skin itself is not gaining you profit. Also, keep in mind that I’m focusing on the average person here, the kind that gets a tattoo and doesn’t go around saying they drew it themselves. If the person isn’t claiming to have drawn the picture and they’re not peeling their skin off to hock it, then can it really be art theft?

Thank you, anon. This was something on my mind but no one questioned it so I didn’t take the time to explain. I welcome any other views you, or anyone else, might have on this.