When I was 9 my parents got divorced. About 3 months later, my dad started using crack cocaine, heavily. I stayed at his house a lot and this went on for about 2 years. My mom couldn’t keep me from going there because they were legally his visitation rights and she couldn’t prove he was using. He would forget to buy food. There were times when I would go there for the weekend and the only time I would see him were Friday for an hour when I got there… and then he would show up Sunday night just in time for my mom to pick me up. After 2 years, he just disappeared one day. We didn’t hear from him for 4 months.
He came back, cleaned up, for about a month, and then disappeared again. This continued for another 3 years. He finally came back when I was 14. He went into treatment and stayed clean and sober. That was almost 7 years ago. I found out yesterday that he relapsed. He’s been abusing Vicodin and he recently started smoking crack again. This all started 6 months ago. I started figuring it all out almost a month ago, but yesterday it was confirmed.
It’s so fucked. I don’t even know what to say to him.
I don’t think some people realize that kids who download music do in fact purchase music/merch from Bands and Labels.
There are some bands that put their shit ON mediafire IN HOPES OF people downloading it just so they can check it out. Not everyone is just looking to make money off of albums and what not. That’s all I’m sayin.
There have been a lot of studies done proving that people who download music actually spend more money on music and than people who don’t download. Generally, the people downloading are the ones who are interested enough in it to invest their time and money in it. I’ve written so many papers on this that it’s not even funny.
the world:hey man we've got some really serious problems like global warming and mass economic failure and riots and genocide and aids and cancer and your healthcare system is shit so maybe we should get to work
US government:sit down I have to stop people from sharing things online
“‘Level of professionalism’? What professionalism? You mean the professionalism where she got famous by singing a song that sexualises queer women by portraying them as only dating other women for the pleasure of straight men? The professionalism where she followed that up with a single that encourages sissyphobia and stereotyping of gay men? Or the professionalism where she found a photo of a naked trans man and mocked him on her twitter?”—
Will someone please explain to me where this bullshit idea came from? It was suggested to me the other night by some kid I don’t really even know that maybe the reason I am who I am is because of gay training. It’s hysterical especially because my parents are fairly conservative and while they try to be supportive of me, it’s a struggle. But also, it’s hard to read anything about it because it’s infuriating.