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Reblogging blog for amusing piffles found on the internet

Sep 29

raaawrbin:

stirringwind:

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.

Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.  

Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.

The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.

Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it. 

^^^^ YES

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proteesiukkonen:

I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.

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Sep 28

tohdaryl:

Every time your room window panes rattles at night, chances are its not the wind. 
UPDATED: rewording my text courtesy of Victoria Andrews who help to point out my poor grammar skills. haha 

tohdaryl:

Every time your room window panes rattles at night, chances are its not the wind. 

UPDATED: rewording my text courtesy of Victoria Andrews who help to point out my poor grammar skills. haha 


tohdaryl:

everydaycomics:

'A date with the devil' 

A story behind the selfie pic that Alex got in a text message from his lil bara demon brother. 

*credits to clumzyjr for the story suggestion when I was stuck with this weekly theme. 

a flashback comic of sorts. Did guy really made a Faustian deal with a demon? 


tohdaryl:

everydaycomics:

Take a break, GTFO and let’s go to the beach! 

I’m late but I hope this update make up for my absence. Thanks for being fans of my work folks.

SOB I WANT A BOYFRIEND

tohdaryl:

everydaycomics:

Take a break, GTFO and let’s go to the beach

I’m late but I hope this update make up for my absence. Thanks for being fans of my work folks.

SOB I WANT A BOYFRIEND


cuddles-t-hiddy:

I am a student from Hong Kong. We are just students that love our homeland and are willing to fight for our future, our rights and democracy and now, Hong Kong’s democracy is at its most critical moment. 

The people of Hong Kong have been fighting for the full democracy since before the handover. Their demand for genuine universal suffrage and open elections for their city’s leader and legislature has been persistent, loud and clear. Yet, seventeen years after the handover from British to Chinese rule, there is still no open and free election for the city’s Chief Executive, nor a fully direct-elected Legislative Council in Hong Kong. In late June of this year, more than half a million Hong Kong citizens took part in a Civil Referendum to endorse civil nomination and demand the Legislative Council to veto any electoral reform proposals that fails to meet the international standard. One week later, half a million of Hong Kongers took to the street to further demonstrate their demand for genuine democratic reform in the annual July 1 march.

Unfortunately, Hongkongers’ clear and fair demand for having a proper say in the affairs of their own city is ignored by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Hong Kong SAR governments. On 31 August, PRC’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed a resolution that rejects any reformation in the electoral method of Legislative Council in 2016 and insists that they would only permit Hong Kongers “voting” for their chief executive among 2-3 stringently pre-screened candidates. Despite the undemocratic nature of the PRC’s decision and an election process that only served to cement Beijing political rein on the city Hong Kong SAR government still urges its citizens to accept such plan. With the prospect of further democratic process quickly fading, Hong Kong’s democracy movement has reached a critical point.

In this critical moment, we have no choice. We must unite and fight for democracy. In Hong Kong, the movement Occupy Central is launching a civil disobedience occupation while Hong Kong Federation of Students, Scholarism and various student associations have called on a city-wide student strike. During the weeklong student strike, the students have tried through various methods expressed their demand for universal suffrage and have tried to open dialogue with the Chief Executive CY Leung but Leung refused to have dialogue with them. Furthermore, when the students tried to reclaim the Civil Square for the public and to exercise their rights of peaceful assembly, they were brutally cracked down by the police. 

I don’t know whether you are interested in this issue, but if you are still reading this, please reblog this and let more people notice us. 

Also, you can follow the live broadcast of the student strike in Hong Kong.

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carnationsandrobots said: Please consider: a Brooklyn Nine Nine/MCU crossover in which Brooklyn Natives Steve and Bucky (and probably also Sam despite not being a Brooklyn-ite) visit the 99 for some sort of PR thing.

leupagus:

gyzym:

wow i was not expecting need of this to grab my heart and squeeze it in quite so dramatic a fashion

santiago and peralta both being old-school from-childhood captain america fans and falling over/fighting/one-upping each other trying to impress him while steve, used to the avengers, fixes his eyes on the middle distance and actively ignores their antics by asking about their arrest rates and the monthly crimes statistics. steve eventually getting too exasperated to continue and instead bonding with terry about art and their shared overactive metabolism issues while peralta and santiago hiss at each other about whose fault it is that captain america doesn’t like them

boyle immediately deciding bucky is his favorite/new best friend and plopping down in a chair next to him and being like, here have some delicious pie! bucky staring at him balefully and kind of trying to edge away when boyle just beams in response to the full Winter Soldier Glare, instead of pissing himself while trying to fuck off as quickly as possible, like any normal would. bucky eventually eating the pie and very quietly being like, “goddamn, this is really good pie”

rosa and sam making eyes at each other from across the room during the press junket thingy, and rosa coming up to sam after and being like, “hey. i like the shape of your ass. take me to dinner,” and sam laughing and being like, “hell no, not if you’re going to ask me like that, a guy needs a little romance,” and rosa being like, “i hate romance,” and sam being like, “then i guess you’re going to have to kiss my ass goodbye,” and the entire exchange ending in a long-term relationship in which both of them are deeply fulfilled

sTEVE AND HOLT SHUTTING THEMSELVES IN HOLT’S OFFICE BECAUSE STEVE’S THINKING OF COMING OUT & WANTS HOLT’S ADVICE

BUCKY AND GINA NAPPING TOGETHER BECAUSE GINA WAS LIKE, I’LL SHARE MY NAP BLANKET WITH YOU IF YOU’LL PLATONICALLY HOLD ME IN YOUR BIG STRONG ARMS HASHTAG CUDDLEBEAR, AND BUCKY WAS LIKE, FINE

SAM AND TERRY GOING TO A BAR AND BUYING EACH OTHER SHOTS FOR HAVING TO BE THE ONLY SANE PERSON ON A TEAM FULL OF LUNATICS

IT. WOULD. BE. SO. AMAZING!!!!!

I emailed this to gyzym under the subject heading: “My fingers slipped,” so, y’know.

"Wha?"

"There’s supposed to be a ‘t’ at the end of that sentence," Jake says, then adds, "Ow, I thought I told you to have your elbows registered as a concealed weapon."

"Under my jacket doesn’t count as concealed," Amy tells him, reflexive the way she hasn’t been since he got back. Things are still — weird. But fortunately she’s got a good distraction, and so she turns back to Rosa (who’s watching them both with the shit-eatingest of all shit-eating expressions) and demands, "You know Captain America?"

Rosa shrugs, clearly not getting why Jake (and Amy, a little bit, but mostly Jake) is freaking out. “Sure. Was in my book club for a while before he moved down to DC. Kept in touch - me and him have him on a regimen.”

"Like, for exercise?" Jake says. "Does he do chinups with one finger? Or his balls?"

"How would you do a chinup with your balls — don’t answer," Amy amends.

Rosa rolls her eyes, grabbing her jacket. “No, dumbass, he’s trying to catch up on like seventy years of literature. He crashed with me a couple months ago and we ripped through the whole Discworld series in four days. It was tight.”

"Wait - Steve your nerdbro geek friend is Steve Rogers?" Jake screeches, and just like that the whole bullpin is drop-dead silent. Amy looks around; Hitchcock’s got a finger up his right nostril, Boyle’s mid-bite, even Gina’s actually paying attention.

Rosa huffs. “This is why I don’t tell you stuff, Peralta.”


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