30 9 / 2014

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

I’m a little surprised this hasn’t gotten more attention, although I guess the world has a surfeit of crises at the moment.

I am…not at all surprised that Beijing is reneging on their ‘one country two systems’ commitments - the PRC national government is very, very invested in maintaining power&control over all of what they perceive as their sphere of influence. /China-focused-IR-major moment

(Meanwhile, Taiwan is watching very, very carefully…)

(via toastyhat)

30 9 / 2014

verysharpteeth: thedailylovejournal:

Drift compatibility exists between two people. Act as one.

It’s never going to get old how openly adoring Raleigh is of Mako. This is a man who almost instantly is completely smitten with this woman. And it’s not because she’s quirky charmer or bomb shell sex kitten. She’s just Mako and never acts any different and without knowing her back story or understanding her motivations, Raleigh connects to HER, who she is and obviously would never feel any embarrassment at people calling him out on his Mako worship. Because she’s instantly amazing to him.

That second to last gif sums it all up. She’s so happy with him and just shines with the light that is Mako. And Raleigh just basks in it. She brings some level of warmth and light and wonder back into his life and Raleigh is never shy about showing that he’s eternally grateful. And for her part, Mako becomes so bonded and protective of this man who is tough as nails, but emotionally and physically scarred, but still SO good and nothing but heart.

Raleigh and Mako, two wounded people who recognize how amazing the other one is in spite of them both being hurt and wounded.

(via sumomomochi)

29 9 / 2014

andthatsterrible:

Oh well that’s just fine then, no further questions, everything checks out here.

 This blog is great in general but this particular entry always makes me laugh for some reason.

andthatsterrible:

Oh well that’s just fine then, no further questions, everything checks out here.

This blog is great in general but this particular entry always makes me laugh for some reason.

29 9 / 2014

thisiswhiteprivilege:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

The arrest of political dissidents

29 9 / 2014

"

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

"

28 9 / 2014

homeestuckk:

muppidupp:

extremehomestuckshipping:

easymacs:

thepagejakeenglish:

astutebiscuit:

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New news post on MSPA?

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THE GIGAPAUSE IS GOING TO BE ENDING SOON CONFIRMED

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IT’S TIME

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What’s this about a new news post?

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GIGAPAUSE IS ENDING SOON?!?

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FINALLY 

WHAT

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HOMESTUCK IS UPDATING?

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I MUST PREPARE

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oh hell yes

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HOLY SHIT

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HOMESTUCK IS UPDATING

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IM READY

i really missed these getting-into-cosplay-for-update posts

I love everyone on this post.

(Source: 2spookybiscuit, via homestuckfashions)

28 9 / 2014

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson residents return for another day of protesting to find that overnight the police had ripped up their signs and threw them in the dumpster. 

September 27th

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

27 9 / 2014

toastyhat:

thepagejakeenglish:

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(by the way it’s legit guys!)

Amazed Tumblr hasn’t already exploded tbh.

27 9 / 2014

enemaroberts:




 I can’t bring myself to believe this is real, and yet I DESPERATELY want it to be.

enemaroberts:

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I can’t bring myself to believe this is real, and yet I DESPERATELY want it to be.

(Source: yungbasedshawty, via battledad)

26 9 / 2014

empressimpala:

I have this headcanon where multiple time-traveling Daves would make up code names to differentiate themselves from one another. and the code names are always the names of celebrities who are also named Dave or David

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(via curlicuecal)