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I'm a 26 y/o, white, bisexual woman, I'm a huge Discworld fan, in the second year of Serieskolan in Malmo and, although I care very much about politics, I try to keep them off my blog as much as possible. If you'd like me to tag anything, just give me a shout! I care a lot about that stuff.
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~ Tuesday, September 30 ~
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maxenart:

A rule of thumb any one who’s single should live by,

Dissing people who’re illiterate, dyslexic or just not intellectual enough for your standards? What a novel idea!

maxenart:

A rule of thumb any one who’s single should live by,

Dissing people who’re illiterate, dyslexic or just not intellectual enough for your standards? What a novel idea!

(Source: zenpencils.com)


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~ Monday, September 29 ~
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thepeoplesrecord:

Hong Kong’s unprecedented protests & police crackdown, explained
September 29, 2014

Protest marches and vigils are fairly common in Hong Kong, but what began on Friday and escalated dramatically on Sunday is unprecedented. Mass acts of civil disobedience were met by a shocking and swift police response, which has led to clashes in the streets and popular outrage so great that analysts can only guess at what will happen next.

What’s going on in Hong Kong right now is a very big deal, and for reasons that go way beyond just this weekend’s protests. Hong Kong’s citizens are protesting to keep their promised democratic rights, which they worry — with good reason — could be taken away by the central Chinese government in Beijing. This moment is a sort of standoff between Hong Kong and China over the city’s future, a confrontation that they have been building toward for almost 20 years.

On Wednesday, student groups led peaceful marches to protest China’s new plan for Hong Kong’s 2017 election, which looked like China reneging on its promise to grant the autonomous region full democracy (see the next section for what that plan was such a big deal). Protest marches are pretty common in Hong Kong so it didn’t seem so unusual at first.

Things started escalating on Friday. Members of a protest group called Occupy Central (Central is the name of Hong Kong’s downtown district) had planned to launch a “civil disobedience” campaign on October 1, a national holiday celebrating communist China’s founding. But as the already-ongoing protesters escalated they decided to go for it now. On Friday, protesters peacefully occupied the forecourt (a courtyard-style open area in front of an office building) of Hong Kong’s city government headquarters along with other downtown areas.

The really important thing is what happened next: Hong Kong’s police cracked down with surprising force, fighting in the streets with protesters and eventually emerging with guns that, while likely filled with rubber bullets, look awfully militaristic. In response, outraged Hong Kong residents flooded into the streets to join the protesters, and on Sunday police blanketed Central with tear gas, which has been seen as a shocking and outrageous escalation. The Chinese central government issued a statement endorsing the police actions, as did Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief executive, a tacit signal that Beijing wishes for the protests to be cleared.

You have to remember that this is Hong Kong: an affluent and orderly place that prides itself on its civility and its freedom. Hong Kongers have a bit of a superiority complex when it comes to China, and see themselves as beyond the mainland’s authoritarianism and disorder. But there is also deep, deep anxiety that this could change, that Hong Kong could lose its special status, and this week’s events have hit on those anxieties to their core.

This began in 1997, when the United Kingdom handed over Hong Kong, one of its last imperial possessions, to the Chinese government. Hong Kong had spent over 150 years under British rule; it had become a fabulously wealthy center of commerce and had enjoyed, while not full democracy, far more freedom and democracy than the rest of China. So, as part of the handover, the Chinese government in Beijing promised to let Hong Kong keep its special rights and its autonomy — a deal known as “one country, two systems.”

A big part of that deal was China’s promise that, in 2017, Hong Kong’s citizens would be allowed to democratically elect their top leader for the first time ever. That leader, known as the Hong Kong chief executive, is currently appointed by a pro-Beijing committee. In 2007, the Chinese government reaffirmed its promise to give Hong Kong this right in 2017, which in Hong Kong is referred to as universal suffrage — a sign of how much value people assign to it.

But there have been disturbing signs throughout this year that the central Chinese government might renege on its promise. In July, the Chinese government issued a “white paper” stating that it has “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong and that “the high degree of autonomy of [Hong Kong] is not an inherent power, but one that comes solely from the authorization by the central leadership.” It sounded to many like a warning from Beijing that it could dilute or outright revoke Hong Kong’s freedoms, and tens of thousands of Hong Kong’s citizens marched in protest.

Then, in August, Beijing announced its plan for Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. While citizens would be allowed to vote for the chief executive, the candidates for the election would have to be approved by a special committee just like the pro-Beijing committee that currently appoints the chief executive. This lets Beijing hand-pick candidates for the job, which is anti-democratic in itself, but also feels to many in Hong Kong like a first step toward eroding their promised democratic rights.

Full article
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s-k-apegoat:

My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.


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It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this week, and the movement has escalated into citizens occupying Government Square and now, a main road leading into Hong Kong’s central hub.

Most protesters are younger generation Hong Kongers, including university students and even secondary school students. The leader of the student movement himself is barely even old enough to drive a car. 
The movement began peacefully with citizens merely sitting quietly and occupying a public space in a silent protest on Friday night. 

Then at 7:00 in the morning the next day, policemen stormed into the public square and began clearing out the area by force, dragging youngsters out violently, injuring many of them. Policemen have also been witnessed to beating youngsters without reason, and using high-concentration, anti-riot pepperspray on civilians who are merely attempting to protect themselves. No civilian put up any sort of fight or attempt at assaulting the police as far as i know,
(Police justified clearing out the area with the reason that protesters are holding illegal meetings in a public space.)

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(Protesting civilians who remained on the streets overnight are wearing plastic wraps and raincoats under 30 degree weather in an attempt to protect themselves should the police utilize peppersprays again.)

The movement escalated again tonight when the protesters (now 4 times the size of the student movement the previous week) occupied a main road leading to the central hub of Hong Kong.
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The police barricaded the roads and attempted to stop more people from joining the crowd this whole afternoon, but the peaceful crowd remained persistent and would not leave the area even after the police issued verbal warnings. (I emphasize “peaceful”, because protesters continued to be orderly and did not display any forms of aggression. They even cleared out a path for cars to pass the area, something the police didn’t even bother to do.)

At around 6:00, the police began using peppersprays on civilians again, this time high-powered ones that came in tanks instead of in bottles. Our people continued to shield themselves with umbrellas, but the umbrellas were also soon snatched away by the police. Live feed videos have also confirmed that police have been misusing peppersprays by firing them at close proximity, and also not giving any sort of verbal warnings before firing.

Video of a policeman firing at an elderly man at point-blank range:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0r4jKkcDA7E

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Yet again, protesters remained, and at 7:00, armed forces were sent into the crowd. They began firing tear gas capsules INTO the crowds and even INTO First-aid stations. The rounds came every few minutes and i counted at least 5 capsules being fired in a 10-minute period according to the live feeds. 
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at least 30,000 people continue to stand their ground right this second, more armed policemen are being sent in, and news is that these police are ordered to use guns (loaded with plastic bullets) on civilians if protesters continue to remain. 

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I fear for the people because policemen are not what they used to be anymore. These “police” who should be protecting us are now private armies for the government. I am watching my city die. It’s a terrifying feeling. If the police feel they are justified to use force on innocent civilians, tonight could end up in another massacre just like that of the Tian An Men June Fourth Massacre in 1989. 


And at this point I am too emotional to say anything else except that we need your prayers and your support. Please spread this out, people all over the world need to see what is happening right now. 

LIVE FEED OF THE CURRENT SITUATION:
http://sonoapp.net/stream/u/MeeJTV

Tags: police brutality violence hong kong will read up about this ASAP
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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police gas protesters in Hong Kong. Part 1.

Tags: violence police brutality hong kong will read up about this ASAP
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~ Sunday, September 28 ~
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Great. I just realized I’ve lost a month’s worth of comics work. I feel like I’m going to puke. Anyone out there dying to do flats for me in PS for peanuts?


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~ Saturday, September 27 ~
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Room study for AOCAB, my webcomic that’s being relaunched this Autumn! this was funnnn to make, please view full screen too!

Tags: aocab all our cuts and bruises comics artists on tumblr art five pictures :3 I AM SHY AND PROUD
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joamettegil:

[trigger warning: heavy internalized racism/antiblackness, unchecked light skin privilege, romantic policing, parent-child conflict]

It’s been a few months, but here we are: a new minicomic! This one’s a doozy. It’s an account of the “talk” I got when I was 15 years old about “adelantando la raza,” which means to advance/improve the race (yes, in a Eugenics-y type way). It is an alarmingly common talk to receive when you grow up in a Latinx family. My mother had the talk with me, her mother had the talk with her, her mother’s mother told her, etc. For generations (and still to this day in a more de facto as opposed to de jure sense), your race determined your social class in most of the former Spanish empire. There is even a word for gaining social status that directly equates greater class privilege with being whiter than others: “blanqueando,” becoming white. This event in my life is one I will never forget, one that triggers feeling after feeling: sorrow, empathy, rage (on my mother’s behalf), regret (for my flippant teenage response to her at the time), and confusion (around my identity). I want to tell more stories like this, stories that most folks might say “wow, that’s weird” to but that, just maybe, will reach a few others who’ll go “oh my god, this was a part of my life, too, and I’ve never seen a comic about it.” 

Tags: racism white supremacy comics latinx god joamette is fantastic !!!!!!
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~ Friday, September 26 ~
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mossonhighheels:

Tagged by billdecker.

if you don’t know your personality type take the test here

rules: find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. then tag five friends

    • Amélie Poulain from Amélie
    • Britta Perry from Community
    • Mako Mori from Pacific Rim
    • Ann Perkins from Parks and Recreation
    • Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire
    • Dale Cooper and Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks
  • Rosa Diaz
  • Ebeneezer Scrooge
  • Havelock Vetinari
  • MCU!Loki
  • Big Boss
  • GLaDOS
  • Fitzwilliam “Mr.” Darcy
  • Princess Tiana
  • James Moriarty
  • Mr. Burns
  • Maleficent
  • the Spy
  • Daniel Plainview
  • Keyser Soze

don’t fuck with me I guess

Tags: so many faves intj legit proud of my -accomplishment- there stardust-rain insignificantbullet
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~ Thursday, September 25 ~
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5 Days Left to Kickstart Witchy WOC Web Series

valvala:

thewitchesofmisspelled:

5 Days Left and no hope lost here! Please visit our Kickstarter today and pledge any amount you can. Every little bit helps! We can do this!

(Also SpenceJam will put you in a raffle to win free art from them if you can provide proof you donated! SO COOL!)

If you cannot donate, we totally understand! Please share our series and KS any chance you get! 

Hey guys! If you haven’t checked out the MisSpelled webseries yet then I highly suggest you do! And if you like it why not support their kickstarter! What I’ve seen so far of this show I like a whole lot — a diverse show about a group of witch girls is pretty much all I ask for in life and this show delivers with a cast of amazing characters, plus it’s hilarious. Check it out and show them some support!!


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~ Tuesday, September 23 ~
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Today, I recieved some really good news from the occupational therapist - some of the muscles in my right arm are inflamed, but the damage is neither permanent or severe!
I’ve started treatment, bought the right exercise equipment and will be okay to start drawing again (as long as I’m careful).
I really hope this means I can start publishing comics online again sometime this fall. I haven’t been drawing seriously for probably two months at this stage, and I’m both excited and scared to start.
Thank you all for being patient!

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~ Monday, September 22 ~
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raeduscomic:

RAEDUS CHAPTER 3 - PART 3 (final)

PART 1 <—-BEGIN HERE
PART 2

Thanks for reading~!

Gorgeous as always!

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~ Tuesday, September 16 ~
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stardust-rain:

stardust-rain:

sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 

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Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:

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This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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~ Monday, September 15 ~
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sixteentons said: Hej! What course are you doing? The classes look like so much fun! Sorry if this has been asked before, I went through the tags a bit but couldn't find it.

foervraengd:

Hi!
I’m studying traditional gilding and faux art painting in a little university in the middle of nowhere (Hantverkscentrum I Tibro) :D

Btw about that ornament I posted earlier:
The outline was traced from a reference, but the details and shading were done free handed.

… But next week we will draw the ornament all from scratch on our own. :’D

All the things you’ve posted from it look so nerdy, and detailed, and practical. It sounds like a dream course!


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~ Friday, September 12 ~
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Re: rivers of london - 50 pages in and in the middle of a “Spaced” reference that’s been going on for several pages. A+ for that one.

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