also if anyone has a spare plot lying around, I am in need of at least three
Have we all talked about Skye’s quietly angry little “She abandoned all of us” when discussing Simmons?
you can install profiler
and then go to someones blog and click this little doohickey
and a box like this will pop up and you can set a name/nickname for them
and then the name will appear in parentheses on their posts on your dashboard
AND YOU WILL NEVER FORGET A BLOGGERS NAME AGAIN
WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS AMAZING WHAT EVEN HOW DID I NOT KNOW IS THIS NEW
My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.
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.)
(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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
“May, that doesn’t sound very covert…”
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
Do you think we'll get Cas & Hannah parallels to Anna & Cas? Like, Hannah asking Cas what to do, and him telling her to choose for herself.
I sure hope so! I think especially if they decide to have her go that same route, and she begins truly thinking for herself, embracing freewill and loving humanity, Cas will tell her that it’s not up to him to make decisions for her, that he can’t lead her because it is up to her to lead herself. I wanna see Hannah stepping out of the role of “good soldier” and into the role of leader.
Heaven is going to need someone to keep the peace, and she clearly wants to be here, where Cas does not. She would be the perfect one to step into that role for sure.
yes, she’s clearly troubled, but she’s not helpless.
Gosh. I’m suddenly having images of Krissy Chambers, Claire Novak, Alex/Annie, and Kate from Bitten meeting up in the same room.
ETA: Ha! I see I’m not the only one thinking along these lines…….
…and now I’m wondering what to make of the fact that Madison McLaughlin (Krissy’s actress) was visiting Adam Glass (who wrote Krissy’s other episodes) last week - she tweeted some pictures. Could be nothing. Could be everything.
…Must try not to get hopes up about something I’m reading in tea leaves…
While I am beyond in favour of this notion (though please let’s include Josephine Barnes and Tracy Bell in this, too), from the tweets in question I got more of an impression that they just sort of ran into each other?
So maybe not what we hope, but with any luck, the chance meeting may remind him of the awesome potential of her character, and…..
I wonder how many undiagnosed autistic girls backed off of further investigating their neurotype because the media were oversaturated with “extreme male brain” theories and portrayals of autistic characters as almost exclusively quirky, crime-solving white dudes who couldn’t talk to girls.
^ or how many autistic girls seeking diagnosis aren’t taken seriously for not matching these stereotypes
*raises a hand*
A brief fictional scene concerned with salad dressing: