Explosions ripped through the streets of 高雄 (Kaohsiung) on the night of 07-31-2014. The area is in southwest part of the city, and include 前鎮區 (Cianjhen District) and 苓雅區 (Lingya District). Residents have been evacuated and emergency shelters have been set up in local schools. The city has closed traffic to the area. 高雄捷運 (Kaohsiung MRT) service continues.
May those that lost their lives rest in peace
May the injured recover swiftly
Wishing peace for everyone
oh my god!!
Seeing the zine entries come in is really, really heartwarming.
It’s making me think about how small my view of the world really is. I’m stuck in the States, where things are what they are, and I am a minority. Even though I often make a huge fuss about how on the global scale, I’m not the minority, I’ve still really internalized that feeling of being alone. It colors the way I talk, the way I think, and the art that I make.
I’d like to aim my art at an audience that understands me (a global one), instead of one that has historically made me feel really small and unimportant (the popular american one).
The Black Earth. (photoshop)
There are many stories about Dhio, nearly every one of them is false.
here’s a preview of danilewa's piece for the summer 2014 apizine!!
AAAAAAAAAA I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m so excited!!!!!!!! thank you danilewa for entering aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! >3<!!!
This drives me mad. I used to work in a bookstore, and was talking to my coworker and he just yelled out “stop flirting with me!” at this ridiculous volume and it was humiliating because
1. I wasn’t
2. I got in trouble for acting unprofessional
3. He embarrassed me in front of a line of people
4. And he only stopped insisting that I was flirting when my boyfriend (who is now my husband) said, “dude, trust me, she’s not flirting with you” to him
That asshole respected my BOYFRIEND saying I wasn’t flirting more than he respected me saying it and I was the one who was talking! The whole scene got me in trouble at work. And the most ridiculous part is we were talking about a fucking book. In a bookstore.
One time, my ex boyfriend had a crush on some girl, and said that he thought he might have “a chance” with her.
When I asked him what made him think that, he said “Well, she talks to me.”
And this is why it is so difficult to be a girl and be friends with men who are attracted to women.
Can we also add that this is why a lot of women do the resting bitch face when out in public. Cause dudes swear a glance or a smile is flirting.
it’s basically impossible to be nice to straight dudes without them thinking you want to fuck them @_@
i can’t fucking look around me on the subway without some motherfucker making eye contact with me and making nodding “yeaah babe~~” face
like dude i just want to see where my stop is i don’t want to sit on your face get a fucking grip
So, I woke up this morning (afternoon, but who’s counting, really?)
Nothing remarkable or out of the ordinary, except…wait
That wasn’t there last night, what is that?
It looks like…
Wait, is that…?
McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.
"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.
Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.
“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.
“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”
“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”
Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.
“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”
I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.
a quick note about the gradient map for colors:
wow!! this is— aaa!! wow!! thank you!
commission for jadebloods!!
This is so adorable I can barely stand it. Look at Kanen’to:kon’s snoozy little face! Look at Ratonhnhake:ton being content but understated!
BOOK 3 MOVING TO DIGITAL RELEASE!
Hey Korra Nation! Phew. Some of you may have heard versions of this news elsewhere, but here’s the official word. After this Friday’s on-air premiere of Episode 8 “The Terror Within” at 8/7c, all remaining Book 3 episodes will move to a digital rollout. That means two things: 1) Korra is NOT cancelled, 2) the remaining episodes will roll out weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1, as well as on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.
Thousands of you have been asking to watch this incredible show online, so hopefully this news works in your favor. Mike and Bryan created a breath-taking season for us all…so get ready to watch it all go down!!!
Thanks for being the BEST fans in the industry and see you at Comic-Con.
Super busy atm with lots of things, but I finished my comic for the apizine! Here’s a little doodle of the main character as a magical girl huhu. There’s about a week until the deadline for it, so go ahead and submit! >3
Doing the Right Thing for Eric Garner
Jelani Cobb on Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and the cinematic sense of déjà vu: http://nyr.kr/1nb8qkR
“The images remain familiar twenty-five years later because time has passed but in crucial ways our context has scarcely changed at all.”
Above: A memorial for Eric Garner at the site where he died. Photograph by Mark Peterson/Redux