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hi i'm brew - i live in hk and i write fanfiction. amateur poet; constantly crying over swimming anime boys; never writes in proper sentences. [scroll down to blog]

October 02 2014, 08:31 PM

selfmadesuperhero:

flowers will get you laid ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 

selfmadesuperhero:

flowers will get you laid ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 

October 02 2014, 08:30 PM

 Free! s1 and s2: Makoharu flrting 

(/∇\*)。o○♡

October 02 2014, 07:54 PM

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Filed Under:  free!  free official art  queued  

October 02 2014, 06:51 PM

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wheelofdawn: Okay I couldn't help it I was scrolling through the tags on that MakoHaru post I made with the OneRepublic lyrics and I'm just so happy and giddy that you started singing the rest of the song hahahahahaha :) Cheers!

LAST NIGHT I THINK I DRANK TOO MUCH, YEAH
CALL IT OUR TEMPORARY CRUTCH, HEY

WITH BROKEN WORDS I’VE TRIED TO SAY
HONEY DON’T YOU BE AFRAID
IF WE GOT NOTHING WE GOT US

hehe thank you for making that post to begin with!! it’s such a lovely song and i’m so glad someone put it together with makoharu <3 thank you for the lovely message!

October 02 2014, 06:49 PM

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Filed Under:  aus  queued  

saltruism:

  • gives friend a ride home from the airport late at night au
  • volunteering at an animal shelter au
  • pick each other up from bad dates au
  • rival coffee shops au
  • cop vs pushy reporter au
  • cop vs irritating private investigator au
  • snowed in at the library au
  • waits with friend for triple-A to arrive when friend’s car breaks down and then gives them a ride home au
  • geek squad au
  • work at an aftercare program together au
  • firefighter ‘n cop au
  • inter-departmental sports competition au 

October 02 2014, 06:20 PM

joannaestep:

Merman Sousuke is devastated to discover that Rin nearly drowned…

joannaestep:

Merman Sousuke is devastated to discover that Rin nearly drowned…

October 02 2014, 06:16 PM

30,276 notes   •  VIA: patriciaselina   •   SOURCE: senj0ugahara
Filed Under:  snk  
「 The 4 Military Divisions. 」

October 02 2014, 06:12 PM

88,954 notes   •  VIA: cravingcolors   •   SOURCE: raaawrbin
Filed Under:  oh!  the add-on is very important  take the time to read this if you want to know more and understand if but a little more!  there's one thing about the protests going on here that i am very proud of  i see people setting up trash bags and encouraging everyone to dispose their trash properly (because the protestors are eating their meals and drinking bottled water out on the streets)  i saw footage of protestors forming lines to pass on food and water  there was a group of students cleaning up trash and passing them on to dispose them into garbage disposals  university students are forming groups and organizing teams to transport materials and translating chinese updates for foreigners and international civilians  despite the protestor's aim to virtually stop hk's financial hub (central and admiralty etc) there has been no trashing of stores or harassment of banks  no cars set on fire and no street lamps broken  protestors are making sure they don't trample the grass when they sit and gather  i saw a post circulating telling protestors not to go occupy bauhinia square for 1st oct (it's where the national day ceremony is held i think??? idk how to explain) and not to disrupt the national day proceedings/ceremonies anymore than they might already have  although it was a bit of a mess at the beginning  i'm genuinely proud that the protestors have made efforts to keep as clean and as peaceful as they can  i've taken little part in the protests and made little comment about whether or not i side with one or the other (although i have a yellow ribbon toting my bag)  but i'm really proud of the protestors' effort so far as human beings  i'm not sure if that sounded right but i hope you get what i mean!  occupy central  hong kong  china  

raaawrbin:

stirringwind:

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.

Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.  

Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.

The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.

Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it. 

^^^^ YES

October 02 2014, 05:44 PM