Where There's SmokeMay 2, 2022 - Page 34
<Wingus> i could have handled that so much better than how bouncer did
<Tooligan> STOP FUCKING DEADNAMING ME!!!
<Wingus> if i were in that situation id be much more clever about it
<Wingus> like if you don't have anything funny to say don't say it
<Wingus> basic rule of life
<Tooligan> SERIOUSLY, DON'T FUCKING CALL ME BOUNCER. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW THAT GUY KNEW MY NAME IN THE FIRST PLACE.
<Tooligan> EVEN IF HE WAS SENT BY THE PAPERMAKERS, THEY SHOULDN'T KNOW MY OLD NAME EITHER... RIGHT?
<Tooligan> LIKE, WHAT THE FUCK! THE ONLY GUY WHO KNOWS ME AS "BOUNCER" IS BAUER.
<Wingus> oh speaking of bauer
<Wingus> check out it
<June> By the stars...
<Wingus> yeah by the stars your right. we are LODED
<Wingus> with the dollar sign on the side and everything
<June> Where did you even get more spaceweed to sell them?
<Wingus> this funny guy helped me "secure the bag"...
<Wingus> aint that right, funny guy?
<Funguy> yeah, sure. i'll get around to it.
<Wingus> now listen here bouncy boy
<Wingus> i'll give u ur cut in due time
<Wingus> cuz i know u want it. as much as u pretend 2 hate money
<Wingus> u need it more than any of us!
<Wingus> but first... tell me more about how you were a "bouncer"
<Wingus> and how you became a "tooligan"
<Tooligan> I GREW UP YOUR AVERAGE TOM. I WAS BOUNCER. EVERYONE KNEW ME AS THAT. WHY DID MY PARENTS CALL ME BOUNCER? FUCK IF I KNOW. I NEVER KNEW THEM. SO BAUER TOOK US IN. IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. YOU SAW FIRSTHAND HOW ABUSIVE HE IS.
<Tooligan> I SPENT MY TEENAGE YEARS SELLING DRUGS. I WAS SOON ON MY OWN, AND LOST TOUCH WITH JUNE IN THE PROCESS. IT WAS AROUND THAT TIME THAT I LOST MY TAIL AND LATER MY EARS.
<Tooligan> WHEN I EVENTUALLY QUIT, I NEEDED A NEW IDENTITY. SO I GOT A HAIRCUT AND ON A WHIM STARTED CALLING MYSELF 'TOOLIGAN' BECAUSE OF A LICENSE PLATE I SAW. AND WELL, I'VE BEEN TOOLIGAN EVER SINCE. EVERYONE KNOWS ME AS TOOLIGAN NOW. AND I MAKE SURE THAT THOSE WHO KNOW OTHERWISE FORGET.
<Wingus> damn that makes you like. way older than me. thats funny
<Wingus> so what's your story then
<June> Well, me and Tooligan were pretty distant when he was selling... I spent most of my time at the library, reading about the history of catpeople. I eventually started studying black and white magic, too.
<June> After the library was shut down and I spent more time at home with Bauer, I became disillusioned. So I left when I turned 18. I found myself at the YMCA, where me and Tooligan reunited. We spent the next decade working for the Syndicate, and well, here we are.
<Wingus> huh. so we're all orphans then
<June> What's your story, Wingus?
<Wingus> eh. don't really care to elaborateHe took another drag.