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Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:

Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.

In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.

Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.

The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.

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… from this kind of stand point. And there’s that beautiful scene, where Joel finds her in the house and she’s reading through this girl’s journal asking “Is this really what they used to worry about? What shirt do I wear and what boy am I gonna go out with?” You know, and to be met with those first world problems that we deal with every day and go, “How trivial is all this?” I think it’s gonna resonate a lot. Not just with you know with a female audience but with the male audience as well. - Troy Baker on Ellie in The Last of Us