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This blog belongs to me, your average nineteen year old female. I mostly just reblog things that I like, I might occasionally post something here and there. If you want to talk to me, you're more than welcome to.

royal-macklemore:

coffeeandcockatiels:

paperbeatsscissors:

the struggle is real

Tiniest foot tutorial. Can add toes or just have shoe. Is good. Have day.

god bless you

juu-arts:

Um ok so!! Give away time!! Thanks for 2500+! I’ve been supposed to do this forever and here I am finally! Thank you so much for following me and liking my art. I’ve been having this blog for around 3 years now. Because of this blog I made a lot of great friends who have encouraged me to keep drawing, and without these people I would have already given up many times! Thank you once more! Also..if I made commissions (a bit like shown above) would someone be interested..? man, I need money

Rules:
+reblog as many times as you want.
+You don’t have to be following me.
+I’ll choose the winner randomly after 1 week. That means next wednesday on 1.10 is the last day to reblog!
+1st place gets a painted waist up of a character of their choice. OC’s are fine, but don’t request art of real people (actors for example) or furries  I can’t draw them.  1st place also gets a pixel, same as 2nd place.
+I’ll make a post announcing the winners on that day and send them an ask!

Good luck!



jean-grey-o-lantern:

So last night cops arrested 7 protesters, then turned to the rest of the protesters and told them “we’ll release them without bond if you leave (stop protesting)”

They literally turned their own dubiously legal arrests into a hostage situation. They took hostages. Ferguson PD is a terrorist organization and they aren’t even trying to hide that fact any more.

Look at this

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You can donate to protesters’ legal defense and bail here

What’s happening in Hong Kong?

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
  • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
  • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
  • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
  • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
  • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
  • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
  • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
  • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
  • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
  • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

More facts about Hong Kong:

  • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
  • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
  • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
  • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

tamorapierce:

lamardeuse:

johanirae:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

When police start using terrorist hijacker tactics… WTF

Wow. The DoJ needs to come in and start that whole fucking police force all over again, from the ground up.

If people who weren’t wearing uniforms were doing this it would be criminal.  It should be criminal.  When bank robbers do this, it’s still criminal.  WHAT THE FUCK IS THE WHITE HOUSE DOING ABOUT THIS?

Fancy Old Buildings

medievalpoc:

warpedellipsis:

medievalpoc:

Maybe I’m searching wrong, but I can’t find anything about fancy old buildings built in Africa, like giant churches and state buildings plastered everywhere from Europe. I tried looking for specific countries but still nothing. Surely they’re not all destroyed?
Well, if you’re searching for “Africa”…then yeah, you’re probably searching wrong? I mean, I’ll act like stating the obvious isn’t necessary…? Because…?
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This is so general, I don’t know quite how to answer you but I’ll do my best, I suppose.

You probably need to be much more specific. Basically you want the equivalent of European Medieval-y type castle buildings? They’re pretty much all over the place…
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Fasilides Palace in Ethiopia:

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For fancy Christian churches with painted interiors, try searching “Copt” or “Coptic” (these are Zagwe dynasty, I believe):

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Here’s Saint George’s Church in Addis Abeba:

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And Bete Giorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia:

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I mean, there’s no order to this, I’m just throwing stuff out there at random. If you want, there’s a Wikipedia page for World Heritage Sites in Africa here. There’s another Wikipedia page for Architecture of Africa here.

Yes! This is what I was looking for. A starting point. When I typed “fancy buildings” into google, it gave me lots of European and American stuff, the traditional sightseeing landmarks and a bunch of modern stuff. Ditto for “fancy old buildings”. Same with “fancy old European buildings.” It refused to give me anything besides the pyramids when I tried that with the African continent and specific African countries. I didn’t know anything more narrow to try beyond specifying countries. When I try it with the Americas, it refuses to give me anything that’s older than European settlers. Looking up specific destroyed cities was as far as I could get there. Asia and its countries have a lot of results, but I don’t know that history well enough to know what I’m looking at.

I’d have explained better in the ask, and included that obvious pyramids are obvious, but it didn’t have the space and I’d rather not create hassle by splitting it over several messages.

I’m glad to hear this was helpful. A search for “Architecture of _____” is going to give you better results than “old buildings” or “fancy old buildings”.

Also: as a lot of people in the notes for this post pointed out, the last image is an example of Rock-cut architecture. It’s carved out of the solid rock there, rather than being built. Like, literally excavated from the roof down.

The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest structure to have been built of earthen bricks, and was a great medieval center of learning. The  maintenance of the mosque’s exterior is actually part of an annual festival; it looks more or less the same as it did in 1910:

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There is so much to find out, and I’m glad to encourage people to do further research.