I would just like to thank the anon who just requested midnighter and apollo bcuz I’d never heard of them before but now I love them and want the comics so thank you very much bless you <3
As far as I’m concerned, the single most radical change from journal fandom is the idea that fandom is primarily a space for kids.
*shakes cane* in MY day, teen fans pretended to be adults while we walked uphill both ways!
Is this meme still happening?? lol
Send me some smooches y’all~ you know the drill 💖
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Singer Ellen Joyce Loo was found dead outside her Happy Valley residence yesterday. She was 32.
Police received a report of a person falling from a building on Sing Woo Road at about 9.50am, and a police source confirmed it was Loo.
Initial investigations revealed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
Loo shocked the music world last year when she came out as a lesbian, thanking her wife, cinematographer Fisher Yu Jing-ping, during her acceptance speech when collecting an award at the 28th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan.
“There is a person that I have to thank today. Without her, I would not have written my first Mandarin song seven years ago; without her, I would not have developed my career in Taiwan. I have to thank my wife,” Loo said.
“My wife and I had tied the knot abroad last year … I know the world is i mperfect. So is my music and myself. But having you, who would still need perfection?”
The singer-songwriter subsequently became a champion for LGBT rights and an advocate for same-sex marriage – which she described as a basic human right.
Loo later described the moment when she came out on stage as “the brightest moment” of her life.
“Coming out is a very difficult thing to do as there is still a lot of unequal treatment against homosexuals in society,” she said.
“Heterosexuals and homosexuals both are entitled to the same right to love others. We are equally serious [when it comes to] relationships.”
The star was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013.
In an interview with the Post last year, Loo said it took a lot of consideration for her to come out – though she thought her attempt to combat bipolar disorder was braver.
“Some people think I’m really brave for coming out; I think the bravest thing I did was to overcome being bipolar,” she said.
Idk I’d guess at least 1000 at this point
casual reminder: when the foxes line up in numerical order for a team photo, tallest team member #4, Matt Boyd (6′4″), has to stand between shortest team members #3 and #5, Andrew and Aaron Minyard (5′0″)
After a U.N. agency issued a report in May on the state of poverty in the United States, concluding that 40 million Americans are poor and more than 5 million live in “Third World conditions,” the Trump administration ridiculed the findings.
In an unusually harsh statement the following month, the administration labeled the report “inaccurate, inflammatory and irresponsible,” and included its own data in a rebuttal.
But according to internal State Department emails and a document obtained by Foreign Policy and Coda Story, a nonprofit crisis reporting website, the economic officials consulted on a draft of the rebuttal questioned the accuracy of the data the administration was citing.
Their comments, typed into the margins of the draft or included in emails, were either watered down or ignored altogether. As a res
ult, the statement the administration issued in June included misleading data and painted an overly optimistic picture of the American economy.
When oppressive governments want to destroy civil society, they destroy public spaces
Vera Kichanova, March 6, 2018
(Photo: Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, in 2015. Image: Getty)
If you happen to visit Egypt and find yourself in the famous Tahrir Square, you might be puzzled: how could this space accommodate two million protesters?
In fact, the square looked different at the time of the Arab Spring – up until the new military government ringed its central part with an iron fence. A similar transformation happened with the Pearl roundabout in the capital of Bahrain where demonstrators used to gather – It was turned into a traffic junction. In my hometown, Moscow, the square where millions called for the end of Soviet rule in 1991 now houses an hideous shopping mall.
For a pro-liberty movement to raise its head, Twitter is not enough: face-to-face contact is crucial. That is why when oppressive governments want to destroy civil society, they destroy public spaces. Street markets, green squares and lively parks (think of the iconic Hyde Park corner) are places where citizens meet, negotiate and slowly learn to trust each other.
Joseph Stalin knew it well, hence he made sure that city dwellers had no public spaces to socialise in. The results were devastating: chronic mistrust that post-communist societies are yet to overcome. Today, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the levels of social capital in Dresden and Leipzig are still lower than in Munich and Hamburg, which bears its economic as well as political costs.
One study shows that residents living in walkable neighbourhoods exhibit at least 80 per cent greater levels of social capital than those living in car-dependent ones. That is something to consider, given that only a half of Brits know their neighbour’s name. The economic benefits are also clear: improved walking infrastructure can increase retail sales by 30 per cent. London has witnessed it on Oxford Street where the creation of a Tokyo-style pedestrian crossing led to a 25 per cent increase in turnover in the adjacent stores.
In the 20th century, the world has fallen in and out of love with urban utopias. Le Corbusier’s “Radiant City” with its enormous avenues and gigantic block houses is probably the most famous (or infamous) proposal – look for gloomy pictures to get an impression on how Paris would look like if his ideas were put to practice (or just imagine Barbican extended to the size of a city). American journalist and one of the founders of modern urban studies, Jane Jacobs, challenged these ideas in “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” while praising spontaneous order in urban development.