actuallygrimes:

i just watched a bunch of contemporary music videos to try to understand whats happening in the culture and i found it very stressful but at least this exists

koulin:

alicelostar:

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.

SUPPORT HONGKONG!!

I am fucking crying right now when I see so many notes on this post you guys. I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CARING ABOUT THIS, FROM THE BOTTOM MY HEART! I just knew something like this is going to happen in Hong Kong eventually, but it was a whole new form of horror watching the livestream of my home city almost turning into a fucking riot zone thanks to the spineless HK police and their gratuitous violence and unnecessary riot gear and smoke grenades. My heart is breaking and I have no more words for them.

中共你給我聽好:

你.是.絕.對.滅.不.了.我.們.的.聲.音.!!

junjouprince:

free! is over. thanks for the laughs, the pain, the tears, the memories… thanks to the staff and everyone who made free! happen. all in all, this freakin swimming anime gave me a lot of good times. i enjoyed it so much more than i thought i would. so thank you, kyoani. i still want to kill you but in a loving kind of way. please understand.

see u next water time… 

(Source: clickthefrog)

(Source: buggyboo711)

ivyarchive:

mymodernmet:

Illustrator Lili Chin's adorable series Dogs of the World illustrates 192 breeds of dogs grouped according to geographical origin.

More:

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

When someone walks slower than me: omfg your slow ass is clogging up the hallway for the rest of us put some pep in your step grandma
When someone walks faster than me: jesus christ are you on the run from the police this isn't a race you can tone it down usain bolt
When someone walks at the same pace as me: who gave your creepy ass permission to walk with me get the fuck away before I call the cops

diomedeia:

diomedeia:

aesthetic: dark shadowy portraits of assorted romantic era composers and painters with long flowing locks inexplicably used on the covers of various editions of the picture of dorian gray

thats it. we have come too far. i just found an acclaimed italian baroque sculptor and a critical realist painter from russia on dorian gray cover art

image

image

Franz Liszt:

Painting I’m working on for my cousin!

Painting I’m working on for my cousin!

rebeccasugar:

joethejohnston:

Um, so for obvious reasons, i couldn’t post the full version of the promo poster i did. Its so exciting to finally see these episodes air and for the fandom to see them. This really is the beginning of the show and its going places, just you wait!

The full promo by Joe!!!

YUSSS THIS EPISODE WAS SOO GOOD

rebeccasugar:

joethejohnston:

Um, so for obvious reasons, i couldn’t post the full version of the promo poster i did. Its so exciting to finally see these episodes air and for the fandom to see them. This really is the beginning of the show and its going places, just you wait!

The full promo by Joe!!!

YUSSS THIS EPISODE WAS SOO GOOD