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.

paperflower86:

From the archives of the Smithsonian Institute, on view for the first time at the exhibiton ‘Captain Amarica - the living legend and symbol of courage’, opening on Friday, July 4, 2013.

I recently visited an exhibition on war propaganda and was inspired to make some posters not only for Cap but also for Bucky, Peggy and the rest of the Howling Commandos. Some of the artists I referenced are Edward Penfield, Norman Rockwell and Joseph C. Leyendecker. Thanks to agentbartomanoff for beta-ing the slogans.

azspot:

Ronald Reagan Like You’ve Never Seen Him

I scrolled past this and thought it was Henry Spencer for a sec

azspot:

Ronald Reagan Like You’ve Never Seen Him

I scrolled past this and thought it was Henry Spencer for a sec

dorothy-snarker:

I had to. I HAD TO. Vive la Mariska!

dorothy-snarker:

I had to. I HAD TO. Vive la Mariska!

“Women are sexual scavengers: we cobble arousal out of things not intended to stimulate us because we’re not considered worth stimulating.”

Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.

And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.

EVERYBODY WANNA STEAL MY GUUUURL

decadentgrrrl:

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: a sentient black cloud effacing all in its path

I honestly think I could get with this

decadentgrrrl:

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: a sentient black cloud effacing all in its path

I honestly think I could get with this

untitled by .tom troutman. on Flickr.

untitled by .tom troutman. on Flickr.

notmattsmith:

nine: don’t wander off

ten: don’t wander off

eleven: don’t wander off

twelve: 

image

Gus, don’t be a gooey chocolate chip cookie.

therealladyhawkins:

bethrevis:

Remember that one time I was on a panel at DragonCon about morally ambiguous characters in Harry Potter, and I said “Severus Snape wasn’t morally ambiguous, he was just a dick,” and most of the people were like NOOOOO and ready to fight me, but there were a few in the crowd who were just like: 

Always. As in, “Snape was always a huge dick.”