I am:
awkward. really, truly awkward. also opinionated (quietly) and sometimes rather sad. I'm quite passionate about a lot of things that don't seem to go together, so this is not at all organized. It's more a collection of sorts!
I post:
things that catch my eye or tickle my whimsy. and occasionally, reposts of angry, politics-related garbage

 

kickingcones:

Food [and drink] Pun Series! - Remake #2 - Coffee Bean Fate
Katrina Constantine [tumblr | facebook]

kickingcones:

Food [and drink] Pun Series! - Remake #2 - Coffee Bean Fate

Katrina Constantine [tumblr | facebook]

wmagazine:

Baes in Balmain
Photograph by Emma Summerton; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2014. 

fuck me y’all are gorgeous

wmagazine:

Baes in Balmain

Photograph by Emma Summerton; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2014. 

fuck me y’all are gorgeous

dirkbot:

things they don’t show you in porn:

  • elbowing each other in the face
  • leg cramps
  • queefing
  • accidentally pulling each other’s hair
  • ass pubes

things they also don’t show in porn:

  • sleepy morning sex
  • mutual giggle fits over awkward situations
  • sex fading into cuddles fading into sex and back into cuddles
  • your lover’s o face

so don’t ever compare yourself to porn thank you

rhamphotheca:

The little male African black-footed cat kitten (Felis nigripes), at the EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center,  is now 6 weeks old, and very curious. Mom Gabby enforced a 3 foot separation when he tried to check out the camerawoman.

(via: EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center)

comedycentral:

Click here for more of Jon Stewart’s coverage of the recent House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing.

petitedeath:

countessaudronasha:

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.

I had no idea :(

I literally just saw this one the news but they werent too big on explaining why people are protesting, just talking about how big the protests were and stuff..

gentle-payne:

Hey so recently the protests in Hong Kong have reached the eyes and ears of an international audience and I realize that people are reblogging these images of the various states of the protests and the interactions with the police including tear gas, pepper spray and excessive force. I also realize that most people don’t know what exactly is going on or only know vague facts and even though I no longer live there this hits very close to home and I want people to fully understand what is going on. So here’s a run down:

- Hong Kong was a colony of England until 1997 when it was turned over to China. The agreement was that Hong Kong would be allowed to hold their own democratic elections for the first time ever in 2017 to appoint their leader known as the Hong Kong Chief Executive. Currently, that position is filled by someone chosen by a Chinese commitee.  The system that would be put into place in 2017 is “one country two systems”. 

- In July 2014 specifically the Chinese government released a statement basically saying that Hong Kong citizens could vote democratically, but the only candidates that could run would be picked specifically by the Chinese government. China would literally pick who would be Chief Executive allowing for China to implement their own rules through the Chief Exec. on Hong Kong. 

- Benny Tai is the founder and head of Occupy Central a non-violent protest for universal suffrage (basically the right to vote) started in early 2013. Since the Chinese government revealed this set up more people have continued to join the protests which have escalated this past weekend. Just a reminder these were all peaceful protests in which the police responded starting with pepper spray and moving up to tear gas and rubber bullets extremely fast. 

- The importance of these protests though is not specifically the election in 2017 it’s whether Hong Kong will accept China’s slow invasion of Hong Kongers rights or not.  Hong Kong inhabitants throughout the years have been growingly nervous at the thought of a Chinese takeover specifically of another occurrence of Tiananmen Square where about 2.5 thousand peaceful protesters were massacred. Although Hong Kong was not directly targeted the thought that this could happen again in Hong Kong this time is increasingly worry some especially now with the crackdown on the protests.

Honestly the scariest part of this all is that Hong Kong is an international affluent city home to approximately 7.5 million people and one of the most important financial capitals of the world. This is not a small village or town that will be over run, it is a well oiled modern city that prides itself in being insanely efficient and a predominately safe atmosphere. Being a teenager there especially on Hong Kong Island was extremely easy as the number and seriousness of crimes were a bare minimum. Of course there are areas that you wouldn’t want to be walking alone around at night but what I’m trying to get at is this is not a city where excessive violence generally occurs.  So the fact that the police are the ones cracking down and there is fear and anxiety over the future of a democratic Hong Kong is genuinely terrifying.

I really hope you understand the importance of these protests and the impact they will have on the future of Hong Kong.  

Some sources that are offering live coverage:

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Note: The last image of the peace sign + umbrella is said to be the slogan for the protests due to the use of umbrellas during the protests to block pepper spray, direct contact to tear gas and for general protection against anything thrown at them. You will notice many people holding them open in the above photos

cubebreaker:

Japan’s Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden used over 7,000,000 LED lights to create this amazing tribute to nature featuring displays of rainbows, auroras, and Mt. Fuji.

radbun:

radbun:

is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out

please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase

jaggypants:

I absolutely have a lady-knights-in-practical-armor fetish. I regret nothing.