Hi i'm erin.

previously suaveberry
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to-aru-no-nya:

miss-nerdgasmz:

I WANT A TRUE HORROR MOVIE WHERE ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE INTELLIGENT AND DO ALL THE RIGHT THINGS AND TAKE ALL THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS BUT STILL WIND UP GETTING KILLED BY THE ANTAGONIST

NOTHING IS SCARIER THAN DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN IN VAIN AND STARING IN THE FACE OF FUTILITY
(plus I would like not to yell at the characters for being dumb for once)

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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.

spoopyhousewivesofnightvale:

I feel like this arc is shaping up to be even more poignant and heart-wrenching than the Strex arc. 

With the Strex arc, choosing sides was easy because they were the outsides (the interlopers, if you will) and the whole town could band together and defeat them because it was a very black and white, us vs. them situation.

But now, things are less clear-cut. The citizens have probably always known Night Vale is fucked up in some, but they accept it and any inconveniences or injustices are considered normal, no matter how much death and suffering they cause. They may even be angry about some of the things that go on, but just let it go because they believe that Night Vale is the way it’s supposed to be. Cecil is starting to realize that some town customs are wrong, but he has internalized so much of what he’s been taught that it’s difficult for him to look beyond that. On top of that, his job is an important part of what makes Night Vale what it is. He reports vital information, interacts with the town’s most prominent citizens and can even influence the citizens to the point of violence. He has tremendous power, but he also believes he has a responsibility to uphold the status quo. In order for Cecil to change anything, it’s not about defeating “the evil city council” or some other faceless entity. He has to defeat everything he knows. He has to defeat the people he loves. He has to defeat himself

zenamiarts:

Don’t sell Night Vale fanworks

Don’t sell Night Vale fanworks

Don’t sell Night Vale Fanworks please

Please respect for the wishes of the WTNV creators. Commissions are fine, but don’t mass-produce prints, shirts, crafts etc. to sell—as an independent publisher, this kind of thing can seriously damage/set them back, and is also very disrespectful when they have explicitly asked people not to. If you love Night Vale buy the offical merch from the store or donate straight to Commonplace Books to support the show.