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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roachpatrol:

kbourgerie:

Baby Raven

sorry, nope! i can’t quite tell how big the feet and beak are because of the perspective but that’s either a black chicken chick

or a baby virginia rail,

which are very frequently passed off as a baby crow or baby raven in baby photosets because baby corvids are hilariously fucked up looking

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Warhead Issue 03.
Aw yus.
#warhead #warheadcomic #issue03 #comics #manga #art

Rina Takeda [x]

andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels:

jazzfort:

i shouldn’t have laughed as much as i did

nyoom

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lazyboho:

honeyttea:

sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

speechless.

Holy fudge

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Tesla in the house.
#science #teslacoil (at Griffith Observatory)

New places and familiar faces.

mymodernmet:

15-year-old, Austrian-born photographer David Uzochukwu's atmospheric portraits express powerful emotions through moody scenes and surreal imagery.

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Yep.  They totally just mentioned the comic in passing, didn’t even mention my name or anything.

Ffffffffffff.

kendraw replied to your post:Oh nooooo
Oh no! D8/ Dude that is no Buenos… Are you planning on saying anything or just sorta removing yourself from conversing with them??

I dunno. It’s not something I asked them to do, they just did it of their own volition.  It wasn’t an interview or anything and if the little blip where they mentioned my comic in conjunction with surrealism, then I’m not sure if it’s really worth it.

I’ve still got 20 more minutes of the podcast where they might talk about it, but I think I’ll just…act like it didn’t happen.  Or something.

I don’t even know.  Again they just talked my comic without arranging it with me, so that’s just media being media I guess.

I don’t know fffffffffff

I did marketing consulting for a group of guys recently that didn’t understand social boundaries, so I feel you so harsh on this once….

Yup. >:  The main guy already posted the link onto my facebook page, they didn’t send it to me to post myself, they just instaplugged it on my page, so now he’ll know if I delete it. :/  So I guess I can just…leave it…and not plug it anywhere else or something?

downandhaute replied to your post:Oh nooooo
eeeesh

I said I’d plug it on social media platforms, but I dunno if I can plug something that question why cultural diversity is important in comic films…or a number of other sexist things… I just >:

I dunno if it’s older guys trying to be hip so they’re trying to be extra abrasive…but…fffff