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

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mvnicipalxwaste:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

avatati:

medinabigmom:

64 year old cosplayer, I’m not sure that is sad or cool, but he sure knows how to cosplay!

What do you mean sad, this is super cool!

your life is sad, if you can’t be that dope when you’re 64

This man is my life

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brook:

"transitioning is awful because it means you want to be cis and that’s betraying the trans community" more like stoooooooooooooop yelling at people for trying to alter their bodies so they don’t want to constantly fucking kill themselves you ocean of cum

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naking:

mom, dad… i’m…. RANDOM!! LOL XD

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pikaswonderland:

shingeki no colour palettes >:0

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pixel-horror:

魔女の家 | By:CC 

Permission to upload was granted by the artist

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aaamph:

also the witchs house postcard

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ananasia:

Witch’s house fan-art

"Дом Ведьмы"

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shintaroshiny:

I started to love RPG Maker *O*

But…What is the last game?

~English Fail~

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ieroable:

In order to play a good half of these games, you’ll need to download and install Wine. Instructions on how to install and play games on it are here.

Additional instructions if you need to read them instead are here.

Download links are in the bold titles.

ThCrooked Man

David Hoover decides to move into a new apartment during a rough time in his life.After some odd occurrences, he decides to ask about the room’s former owner, but learns little.So he sets off in search of him, strangely compelled to know more about this man…

Yume Nikki

Players explore the dreams of the character Madotsuki (窓付き). Travelling through her dreams, the player encounters surreal and sometimes disturbing scenes, such as being swallowed by a large red sewer-creature, meeting a disembodied head character known as Uboa (ウボァ) and a full-screen rotating image of a girl with five arms.

.flow (it’s the most recent version, but it’s still in Japanese. There’s really no dialogue though, so there’s no biggie in not being able to understand just the title screen.)

.flow is one of the most well-known fangames of the original Yume Nikki, made by lol (pixivDeviantArt, and Twitter accounts). It’s one of the darker spin-offs infamous for its eerie atmosphere and copious amounts of body horror and hospital imagery, centering around a girl named Sabitsuki (さびつき) as she enters her PC dreamworld to explore her mind and collect effects.

The Witch’s House

The young Viola visits a mysterious house in the woods.She soon discovers its dangerous nature and must find a way out.But the house is ever-changing, and death could be lurking anywhere…

Edit: (added a couple more)

The Mirror Lied

"A birdie flew across the roof yesterday.
He said he’ll fly over again today.
But he landed on water.
Hi birdie.
Are you here yet?
Tick, tock,
Tick, tock.
Bam.
Gotcha.”

OFF

In “OFF” you take control of a mysterious person called “The Batter”, who is described to be on an important mission. The Batter, and yourself as his controller, are dropped off in zone 0, the first of 4 zones in a perplexing, unknown world about which you slowly find out more and more in the process of the game.

These are just a few of my favorites, and Mac RPGMaker games are hard to scavage.. So good luck, and I’m sorry if this doesn’t help!

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