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Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« on: January 09, 2012, 07:47:11 pm »
Nice story about a guy in his mid-late teens standing up against his dad for his effiminate 12 year old brother.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-wolfe/dear-customer-who-stuck-u_b_1190690.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

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Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15 and 17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. Kind of tall, stocky and handsome. He had a younger brother, who was maybe about 10 to 12 years old. The only way to describe him was scrawny, neat, and very clean for a boy his age. They were talking about finding a game for the younger one, and he was absolutely insisting it be one with a female character. I don't know how many of y'all play games, but that isn't exactly easy. Eventually, I helped the brothers pick a game called "Mirror's Edge." The youngest was pretty excited about the game, and then he specifically asked me, "Do you have any girl color controllers?" I directed him to the only colored controllers we have, which include pink and purple ones. He grabbed the purple one, and informed me purple was his FAVORITE.

The boys had been taking awhile, so their father eventually came in. He saw the game, and the controller, and started in on the youngest about how he needs to pick something different. Something more manly. Something with guns and fighting, and certainly not a purple controller. He tried to convince him to get the new Zombie game "Dead Island" and the little boy just stood there repeating, "Dad, this is what I want, OK?" Eventually it turned into a full-blown argument complete with Dad threatening to whoop his son if he didn't choose different items.

That's when big brother stepped in. He said to his dad, "It's my money, it's my gift to him. If it's what he wants, I'm getting it for him, and if you're going to hit anyone for it, it's going to be me." Dad just gave his oldest son a strong stern stare-down, and then left the store. Little brother was crying quietly. I walked over and ruffled his hair (yes, this happened all in front of me). I said, "I'm a girl, and I like the color blue, and I like shooting games. There's nothing wrong with what you like. Even if it's different than what people think you should." I smiled, he smiled back (my heart melted!). Big brother then leaned down, kissed little brother on the head, and said, "Don't worry, dude."
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 07:59:47 pm »
I wanna give the older brother a brofist, the little brother a hug, and bludgeon the father with a clue-by-four.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 08:27:36 pm »
I kind of want to know what happened when they got home. Or even to the car.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 08:29:16 pm »
Purple a girls color? Samuel L. Jackson would strongly disagree, motherfucker.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 08:33:54 pm »
Purple is the color of royalty and badass Jedi.

Also, I heard of this story and had no choice but to reblog it on tumblr. So awesome.

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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 09:08:30 pm »
it's on Fark, too.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 10:46:37 pm »
What a great brother, that kid is so lucky to have such an awesome brother, too bad the father's a dick.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 10:59:28 pm »
I thought that game sounded familiar. It's the one where you have the girl navigate skyscrapers with parkour moves to get away from people trying to kill her. What I didn't know is that it's actually possible to fight & even steal the enemy's guns.

So it's basically an overglorified sports game with a little FPS thrown in. Doesn't get much more stereotypically manly than that.

Quite fitting, given the "don't judge people so superficially" message of the story.

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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 11:38:52 pm »
Yeah, I've played bits and pieces of it before.  It's an insteresting game.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 11:41:41 pm »
I've seen bits of it before and it makes me woozy.

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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 11:45:52 pm »
I kind of want to know what happened when they got home. Or even to the car.

I hope there's a level-headed mom in the picture to keep the dad's doucheiness in check at home.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2012, 02:47:56 am »
That is an awesome pair of siblings. Always good to see something this heart-warming.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 03:17:24 am »
-Squeeeeees- This...makes me happy.
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Re: Big Bro stands up for Lil Bro
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 03:23:17 am »
That's so awesome! That kid has the best big brother evar! I'm kind of jealous.
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