Viva La Viral

vardaesque:

t-w-e-r-k-t-a-s-t-i-c:

Before you listen to this, I must warn you this is one of the best things you will listen to in your whole entire fucking life.

Viva la Viral 

“Viva la Vida” - Coldplay,
“When You Were Young” - The Killers, 
“Because of You” - Kelly Clarkson,
“Livin’ on a Prayer” - Bon Jovi,
“Walking on a Dream” - Empire of the Sun,
“Starlight” - Muse 
“All of Your Love” - Hellogoodbye

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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.

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darklittlefaun:

silent-suicides:

aquabreeze:

laughing-with-the-sun:

pvincess:

thedarkchocolatedandy:

sxeman69:

but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you

We (men) are not fucking sharks!
We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct
We are capable of rational thinking and understanding. 
Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it. 
Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.
Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them. 
You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed. 
What is so fucking difficult about this concept?




How can you not reblog something like this

THAT IS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN YESTERDAY ^ OMG

darklittlefaun:

silent-suicides:

aquabreeze:

laughing-with-the-sun:

pvincess:

thedarkchocolatedandy:

sxeman69:

but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you

We (men) are not fucking sharks!

We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct

We are capable of rational thinking and understanding. 

Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it. 

Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.

Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them. 

You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed. 

What is so fucking difficult about this concept?

How can you not reblog something like this

THAT IS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN YESTERDAY ^ OMG

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What’s happening in Hong Kong?

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
  • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
  • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
  • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
  • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
  • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
  • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
  • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
  • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
  • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
  • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

More facts about Hong Kong:

  • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
  • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
  • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
  • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

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s4karuna:

scribblesafterdark:

gaanamela:

michelottos:

stardusted:

astroprojection:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: INDIA

India’s Academy of Sorcery boasts an impressive display of flashy colours, from enchanted saris that shift colours sporadically throughout the day, to the lavishly painted exterior of the academy which is situated in a nondescript location along Ganges River. Due to the frightening rate at which the school’s ancient mango tree (jokingly nicknamed “Mammoth Mango Machine”) produces mangoes, students have to endure the perpetually evolving art of mango cuisine at least five days a week. Every year, to the students’ great enjoyment, classes are halted for Diwali to make time for various competitions that take place: firework flourishes and charms for upper-year students (bonus points if it doesn’t set any part of the school on fire), and lantern designing for lower-year students (use of animals, alive or dead, is forbidden).

#is tabu the headmistress bc i’m here for this

#yes!#and there is a gurudwara and a mosque on different parts of campus as well

#you forgot the myriad other festivals which dot the indian calender#lasjdalkjs this would be so fucking cool though#on holi students throw enchanted fluorescent colours which stick on each other#and magically enchant buckets to douse dry people w coloured water#and the HARVEST FESTIVALS#JANMASHTAMI!!#enchanted baby footprints that walk to the shrine !!!!#alsjdlajlk this would be so fucking beautiful kill me#i love this

#you don’t know how much i love this#how many times i’ve thought about this growing up#wondering if my culture was included#I LOVE IT

#INTERNATIONAL WIZARDS GIVE ME THEM ALL#MIDDLE EASTERN WARLOCKS AND EAST ASIAN MAGES ANFNSJSMFJWKA

#I WANT MORE OF THE MAGICAL WORLD#I WANT IT LIKE THIS#I WANT MORE CULTURES#this makes me so happy because we have expanded the world into our own creational ideas#into our own lives and cultures and beliefs#and that’s really amazing

(via emilianadarling)

robinade:

scifigrl47:

warpsbyherself:

tehnakki:

marvelentertainment:

Get your first look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” now in production in San Francisco and in theaters July 17, 2015!

I have never been this unexcited for set pics :-/Without Janet, why the fuck even bother with this movie?

I… Cannot bring myself to care. At all.

I have seen every Marvel movie multiple times in theaters.  Want to know how many times I saw Avengers. Marvel?
13.
Thirteen times.  My friends and I had a contest, it was a JOKE.  ”How many times have you seen Avengers?”  Not ‘if.’  ’How many times?’
We’re all female, Marvel.  We’re girls.  And we weren’t really psyched by the lack of female characters you gave us, but you know what?  We were reassured by the ones you did.  We dealt.  We tolerated.  We waited patiently.
And when you announced Ant-Man, I told myself, at least we’ll get Jan.  Jan, who was one of the BEST parts of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.  Jan, the funny, sassy, fashion obsessed, girly-girl who wanted to be a hero, who didn’t need someone’s death to motivate her, who didn’t need someone to suffer for her to want to do what’s right.
Janet Van Dyne, who gave the Avengers their name.  I told myself, it would be worth it.  For Jan.
And then you pulled this.
I will not see Ant-Man.  I will not blog about your dumb ‘white boy pain’ movie.  You fridged one of the most iconic female super heroes in your canon, off-screen, to further manpain.
40+% of your audience for “Guardians of the Galaxy” was women.  And girls.  Little girls like my nieces, who deserve heroes of their own.  How sad that you’re determined not to give them to us.
Boycott Ant-Man.  That’s my tag.  Boycott Ant-Man.  Until we get Carol.  And Jennifer.  And Heather.  And Misty.  And Angela.  Until we get Monica.  And Patsy.  And Greer.  Until we get Sersi.  And Jessica.  And Kate.  And America.
Until we get females in your movies that aren’t killed to further a man’s path to heroism, because why else would we want to do the right thing?
Until we get Jan.
Boycott Ant-Man.

Oh great, yet another manpain movie. Is Marvel allergic to female superheroes??

robinade:

scifigrl47:

warpsbyherself:

tehnakki:

marvelentertainment:

Get your first look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” now in production in San Francisco and in theaters July 17, 2015!

I have never been this unexcited for set pics :-/

Without Janet, why the fuck even bother with this movie?

I… Cannot bring myself to care. At all.

I have seen every Marvel movie multiple times in theaters.  Want to know how many times I saw Avengers. Marvel?

13.

Thirteen times.  My friends and I had a contest, it was a JOKE.  ”How many times have you seen Avengers?”  Not ‘if.’  ’How many times?’

We’re all female, Marvel.  We’re girls.  And we weren’t really psyched by the lack of female characters you gave us, but you know what?  We were reassured by the ones you did.  We dealt.  We tolerated.  We waited patiently.

And when you announced Ant-Man, I told myself, at least we’ll get Jan.  Jan, who was one of the BEST parts of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.  Jan, the funny, sassy, fashion obsessed, girly-girl who wanted to be a hero, who didn’t need someone’s death to motivate her, who didn’t need someone to suffer for her to want to do what’s right.

Janet Van Dyne, who gave the Avengers their name.  I told myself, it would be worth it.  For Jan.

And then you pulled this.

I will not see Ant-Man.  I will not blog about your dumb ‘white boy pain’ movie.  You fridged one of the most iconic female super heroes in your canon, off-screen, to further manpain.

40+% of your audience for “Guardians of the Galaxy” was women.  And girls.  Little girls like my nieces, who deserve heroes of their own.  How sad that you’re determined not to give them to us.

Boycott Ant-Man.  That’s my tag.  Boycott Ant-Man.  Until we get Carol.  And Jennifer.  And Heather.  And Misty.  And Angela.  Until we get Monica.  And Patsy.  And Greer.  Until we get Sersi.  And Jessica.  And Kate.  And America.

Until we get females in your movies that aren’t killed to further a man’s path to heroism, because why else would we want to do the right thing?

Until we get Jan.

Boycott Ant-Man.

Oh great, yet another manpain movie. Is Marvel allergic to female superheroes??

dr-archeville:


"I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day."

xkcd: Writing Skills [x]

dr-archeville:

"I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day."

xkcd: Writing Skills [x]

(via robinade)

kammartinez:

Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

(via kaylapocalypse)

stimmyabby:

people complain about people “faking disabilities”
you know what happens way more often than people faking disabilities?
people pretending not to be disabled so they won’t get treated like shit

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