IM IN LOVE
IM IN LOVE
either that was a firework or another tribute is dead
Graduated high school .| Kissed someone.| Collected something really stupid.| Smoked a cigarette.| Got so drunk you passed out. | Rode every ride at an amusement park.| Gone to a rock concert .| Helped someone.| Gone fishing.| Watched four movies in one night.| Gone long periods of time without sleep.| Lied to someone.| Snorted cocaine. | Failed a class.| Smoked weed. | Dealt drugs. | Been in a car accident.| Been in a tornado. | Been to a funeral.| Burned yourself.| Ran a marathon. | Cried yourself to sleep.| Spent over $200 in one day. | Flown on a plane.| Cheated on someone. | Been cheated on. | Written a 10 page letter. | Gone skiing.| Been sailing. | Had a best friend.| Lost someone you loved.| Shoplifted something.| Been to jail. | Dangerously close to being in jail. | Skipped school.| Had detention.| Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.| Stolen books from the library.| Gone to a different country.| Dropped out of school .| Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. | Had an online diary. | Had a yard sale. | Had a lemonade stand.| Actually made money at the lemonade stand. | Been in a school play.| Been fired from a job. | Swam with dolphins. | Taken a lie detector test. | Voted for someone on a reality TV show. | Written poetry.| Read more than 20 books a year.| Gone to Europe. | Loved someone you shouldn’t have. | Used a coloring book over age 12. | Had surgery.| Had stitches. | Taken a taxi.| Seen the Washington Monument. | Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. | Overdosed. | Been in a fist fight.| Gone surfing in California.| Had a hamster/guinea pig. | Pet a wild animal.| Used a credit card. | Did “spirit day” at school. | Dyed your hair. | Got a tattoo. | Got straight A’s.| Been on the Honor Roll.| Know someone with HIV or AIDS. | Made out with someone .| Played on a sports team .| Snuck out of the house. | Swore at a teacher. | Gone laser tagging.| Had a romantic relationship .| Been on the TV. | French braided .| Skinny-dipped. | Driven a car. | Performed in front of an audience. | Gone bungee-jumping. | Been to Mexico. | Crashed a car.| Sky dived. | Been kissed in the rain.| Made an 11:11 wish. | Dr ank alcohol.| Forwarded a chain letter.| Made a mistake.
Taylor Swift on Emma Watson’s UN speech and (last 2 gifs) on not “acting up” like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears (x)
THIS RIGHT HERE IS WHAT WE CALL PROGRESS
Starting on Monday, thousands of university students in Hong Kong have been gathering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tamar Park (outside the government offices) to protest the National People Congress (NPC) of China’s decision to restrict the right to vote for Chief Executive, the city’s highest political leader in 2017.
Article 45 of the Basic Law (Hong Kong’s own mini-constitution implemented after the handover from Britain to China in 1997) states that the Chief Executive should be chosen by universal suffrage as an eventual goal. Time and time again the Communist Party of China have dodged/shut down any democratic progress. Last month the NPC announced that they would continue using the 1200-member committee, consisting of members loyal to the Communist Party, to vote for our CE. THIS IS ILLEGAL. THIS IS SHAM DEMOCRACY AND SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.
The sit-in of university students belongs to a movement called ‘Occupy Central with Love and Peace’ and is led by The Hong Kong Federation of Students (schedule and declaration of the strike included). This act of civil disobedience consists of absolute non-violence. It consists of free public lectures offered by university professors and writers on topics like Orwell’s ‘1984’, history of Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy, Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s fight to end injustice etc etc. I was one of the students sitting in Tamar Park on Tuesday and Thursday and it was one of the most rewarding, educational and, I must emphasise, peaceful political activities I have ever witnessed.
On Friday, high school students led by the student group Scholarism joined in the protest. They marched to Civic Square, pleading for our current CE to come out of his offices and listen to their requests, just like he promised during his ‘campaign’ in 2012. More and more citizens joined in the protest after work.
The police started cutting off access to Civic Square, which is a publicly owned area. They used shields to form a blockade against the protestors and started pushing them back. When people resisted with umbrellas, they started using clubs and pepper spray on the protestors, who started putting both of their hands up to show they are unarmed. Many students who managed to rush in Civic Square are arrested, including the leading of Scholarism. Many of them have visible injuries caused by police brutality and some of them still haven’t been released from police custody.
THE FIGHT IS STIL GOING ON. PEOPLE ARE STILL CROWDING OUTSIDE CIVIC SQUARE AND TAMAR. Resources are running thin and the police are still threatening violence. Some of my friends are at the protest and they are continuing the struggle despite the risks. It is predicted that the police will escalate their brutality with tear gas, more pepper spray and water cannons against innocent, peaceful protestors, many of them teenagers.
You can watch Occupy Central live here: x (Apple Daily livestream)
I know tumblr is a US-centric place but PLEASE PLEASE SPARE A SECOND TO REBLOG THIS POST. Hong Kong is a tiny city. We are anything but a formidable force in international politics. The only thing we can do is raise awareness among the world and force our corrupt government to answer to our protests.
PLEASE HELP US.
123D Catch is an I-Phone and Android App that allows you to create 3D models by taking a bunch of pictures from various directions. These models can later be 3D printed. (Website)
Here’s another Awesome Hearing Aid drawing. I love the idea of a hearing aid that draws attention to itself. Make hearing aids look cool! Show them off! Stop treating them like some sort of unsightly thing we need to cover up and hide. They’re awesome! They do amazing things. And the people who wear them aren’t less beautiful for having them.
Dragon Hearing Aid
Cochlear Implant Flower Art
So wait, Laika used same-sex couples in their trailers but not in the actual movie?
That’s… not cool.
And almost like they were using the the progressive rep they’d earned from a single joke in ParaNorman to promote their next movie without any intention of actually following through and providing positive queer representation in the actual narrative.
Okay. Duly noted.
Yeah. That and with the other transmisogynist crap that IS in the actual movie? It’s incredibly disappointing.
This is rad
we need a superhero like one of these ladies
maybe another hawkeye??
i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous.
GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY
The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party
Love Cecily at the Update Desk!