Fatalities by country from World War II. Note this does not include casualties. Interesting fact: though Poland is fourth in total deaths, it is highest in percentage — Poland lost around 17% of its population during World War II, compared to the USSR’s 14%.



Chinese caterpillars seen from above - the bird-s eye view
(Individual IDs in captions on clicking images)

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by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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《 It must be a fragile system if it can be brought down by just a saga (few berries). 》
—  About the governments that have banned Mockingjay fearing riots and rebellions.

No, Mulan’s clothes don’t irritate me. People’s ignorance does. Let me explain: Ok, recently, I’ve been obsessed with learning about Asian cultures, especially the ones that desend from China, for example, Japan, Korea, etc and China itself. Being female, I was first interested in female traditional clothing. We all know kimonos, geishas and stuff, thanks to things like anime and stuff from Japan being rather big in Western countries. But what about China? I looked to Mulan. What do you call…

I enjoyed reading this. I had lots of ignorant people saying that Mulan looked like a geisha.

There’s been a lot of interest in tourism in Japan lately, with more than 1 million foreign visitors (from all over, but mostly South Korea, Taiwan, China and Malaysia). Supposedly there are huge crowds of people taking photos at this train crossing on the Enoshima train line, because it was used in the opening of the Slam Dunk basketball anime, widely watched throughout Asia. 

The prohibition of “Mockingjay” in Thailand and China, the arrests of the guys who showed the three fingers’ salute.. it’s scaring me.

Do you still think that “Hunger Games” is the new Twilight or the new lucky saga for adolescents? Because it isn’t. Never was, never will be. It’s such a powerful and realistic saga with a heavy important subject and meaning, and it reflects our reality and our future more than any other book or movie. It’s about normal people, like me and you, that fight the government for the freedom, for the hope of a better future. There aren’t superpowers, fantasy elements or superheroes; just the courage of brave hearts leaded by a reluctant fighter who’s just a girl, a young damaged girl.

"Hunger Games" is the saga of this generation, it influences the people like no one else did before; it’s a milestone and a warning of what the world is becoming.

Everybody loves this saga; everybody except the people who has the power. Guess why.