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Boy beaten to death for eating slice of birthday cake

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Nine-year-old Jack Garcia of Maryland died in June 2015, after a severe beating at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend, 32-year-old Robert Leroy Wilson. Wilson reportedly beat the boy as punishment for eating a slice of birthday cake that he was saving for his 2-year-old daughter.

Jack and his mother, Oriana Iris Garcia had been living with Wilson for several months. She met Wilson online and moved from California to live with him.

Oriana knew about the birthday cake incident after Wilson called her at work and agreed with Wilson that the boy needed to be punished. The birthday cake beating was not the first incident of abuse that Jack had endured since he and his mother moved in with Wilson.

The boy’s uncle, 25-year-old Jacob Barajas, his mother’s brother, was staying with the couple and also reportedly abused him. Jack had not been enrolled in school in Maryland and was under the supervision of his unemployed uncle during the day.

Barajas handcuffed Jack to a chair five days before the boy’s death as part of the birthday cake punishment. Wilson repeatedly hit Jack in the stomach.

As the child’s condition worsened, his mother did research on head injuries online, but then reportedly surfed the web on Facebook and played video games as her son’s condition worsened. Barajas called an ambulance and Garcia sent the ambulance away.

Oriana Garcia pled guilty to child abuse charges. Robert Wilson pled guilty to murder in March 2016 and is currently serving a 30-year sentence. Jacob Barajas pled guilty to child abuse five months ago but has not yet been sentenced.

Source:

“Maryland Mom Pleads Guilty in Beating Death of 9-year-old Son for Eating Slice of Birthday Cake,” Chris Harris, People, February 9, 2017.

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Charater Profiles

Here’s the promised compilation of all character profile card translations! Enjoy.




Ryuugamine Mikado (DVD Vol.1)


Height: 165cm
Weight: 50kg
Birthday: March 21st
Blood Type: O
Hobby: Internet surfing
Favorite subject: Information technology
Least favorite subject: Physical education
Foods he likes: Skewer-grilled chicken in miso sauce
Foods he dislikes: Anything that’s too hard.
Favorite saying: “Supreme rule of life is to adapt without compromising.” - Georg Simmel (German philosopher)


Kida Masaomi (DVD Vol.2)

Height: 170cm
Weight: 60kg
Birthday: June 19th (“the Day of Romance” in Japan)
Blood Type: A
Hobby: Picking up girls
Favorite subject: English
Least favorite subject: History
Foods he likes: Anything as long as it’s a meal with girls
Foods he dislikes: Everything if it’s a meal with just guys
Favorite saying: “Love is a leveller.”


Sonohara Anri (DVD Vol.3)

Height: 152cm
Weight: ……。
Birthday: Oct. 31st
Blood Type: O
Hobby: Looking at paintings
Favorite subject: Physical education
Least favorite subject: Music (but she’s not bad at it)
Foods she likes: Crabs
Foods she dislikes: Raw meat
Favorite saying: “A friend is a second self.” - Aristotle


Orihara Izaya (DVD Vol.4)

Height: 175cm
Weight: 58kg
Birthday: May 4th (which means he was stabbed on his birthday in Vol.6.)
Blood Type: O
Hobby: Human observation
Things he likes: Humans, humans, humans
Things he dislikes: Heiwajima Shizuo, eyes of dead fish
Foods he likes: Any food that tells him something about the personality of the one who prepared it.
Foods he dislikes: Canned food, compressed food, junk food, etc.
Favorite saying: “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan


Heiwajima Shizuo (DVD Vol.5)

Height: 185cm
Weight: 70kg
Blood Type: O
Birthday: Jan. 28th
Hobby: Basking in the sun
Things he likes: Running brooks, watching martial artists fight
Things he dislikes: Orihara Izaya, violence, gambling
Foods he likes: Milk, all dairy products, desserts/sweet things in general
Foods he dislikes: Anything that’s bitter, beer (his preferences are like a kid’s as far as taste’s concerned)
Favorite saying: “Peace”


Kishitani Shinra (DVD Vol.6)

Height: 178cm
Weight: 60kg
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: April 2nd
Hobbies: Dissecting, games, Celty
Things he likes: Everything about Celty, proverbs/idioms
Things he dislikes: Abstinence
Foods he likes: Three-five-eight marinaded sandfish, Celty’s cooking
Foods he dislikes: Fat in meat
Favorite saying: “Neither doctors nor the Kusatsu Hot Springs* can cure the illness called love.” and every positive proverb about love.

* Kusatsu Hot Springs (草津温泉) is a hot spring resort located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, northwest of Tokyo. The springs became one of the best known of such locations after the water there was recommended for its health benefits by Erwin von Baelz, a German doctor.


Celty Sturluson (DVD Vol.7)

Height: 174cm (with helmet)
Weight: ???
Birthday: ? (Shinra: “Let’s just celebrate it every day, then!”)
Blood Type: Unknown (but her temperament is close to that of an O-type human)
Hobbies: All games, watching television, Internet surfing
Things she likes: Shinra, her horse (Shooter)
Things she dislikes: Supernatural phenomena that have to do with aliens
Foods she likes: [Are you making fun of me?]
Foods she dislikes: [You are, right?]
Favorite saying: “[That person] loves me…and how precious I have become to myself.” - Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther


Kadota Kyohei (DVD Vol.8)

Height: 183cm
Weight: 74kg
Birthday: Sept. 15th
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Reading, ink and wash paintings
Things he likes: Company, hot springs, watching baseball games
Things he dislikes: Fiendish deeds
Foods he likes: Sushi, soba with tempura, green tea
Foods he dislikes: Nothing in particular, but he’s not very skilled with forks and knives.
Favorite saying: “When you are standing at the batter’s box of life, don’t get struck out!” - Kobayashi Shigeru (professional baseball player) 


Yumasaki Walker (DVD Vol.9)

Height: 174cm
Weight: 55kg
Birthday: Jan. 23rd
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Everything fictional (including games, movies, etc.), anime songs, ice carving
Things he likes: Make-believe, vision, fantasizing, wishful thinking, daydreaming
Things he dislikes: Censorship of expression
Foods he likes: Manga meat*
Foods he dislikes: “I can’t afford to be picky about food if I’m going to end up in the 2D world one day! So I’ll eat anything, even insects!”
Favorite saying: “I’m glad you asked! I’ll start from the titles beginning with an ‘A'…(and he went on to cite over 100 sayings from anime and manga as well as those by mangaka and anime producers, which we will omit here.)”

* Manga meat: a meat primarily seen in comedic manga and anime, typically depicted as a big piece of meat covering a thick bone.


Karisawa Erika (DVD Vol.10)

Height: 160cm
Weight: Equal to 19 Super Deluxe Illustration Books (Limited Edition!)
Birthday: Nov. 3rd
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Everything fictional (including games, movies, etc.), anime songs, cosplaying, crafting things with silver
Things she likes: Being other people’s “cosplay producer”
Things she dislikes: People who jump to the conclusion that bad things happen because of manga or anime without actually giving it a thought
Foods she likes: Honey toast served at a certain karaoke place
Foods she dislikes: Alcohol
Favorite saying: “You’re never really done for, as long as you’ve got a good story and someone to tell it to.” - “The Legend of 1900”


Togusa Saburo (DVD Vol.11)

Height: 166cm
Weight: 57kg
Birthday: July 30th
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Cheering for idols (Hijiribe Ruri), driving
Things he likes: Hijiribe Ruri, his own van
Things he dislikes: People who scratch his van, the anti-Hijiribe Ruri lot
Foods he likes: Ramen
Foods he dislikes: Anything that’s likely to get spilled inside his van.
Favorite saying: “Idol-chasing? No. There’s no need for us to chase Ruri-chan because to us, Ruri-chan is the world itself. We do what we do to thank the world.” - President of the Official Fan Club of Hijiribe Ruri (by the way, Togusa is one of the three Vice Presidents.)


Simon Brezhnev (DVD Vol.12)

Height: 220cm
Weight: 129kg
Birthday: May 5th
Blood Type: O
Hobby: River fishing
Things he likes: Japanese culture, “Messrs. Managers"* who are generous with money
Things he dislikes: Fights, customers who run away without paying their bills
Foods he likes: Wasabi
Foods he dislikes: “Oh - it’s no good to dislike food. You dislike something, you put it on rice, it transform into sushi. Good for eat.”
Favorite saying: “Любишь кататься, люби и саночки возить. (If you like to sled, you have to enjoy pulling the sleigh.)” - Russian proverb

* “Mr. Manager”: “Shachou-san”, in the series Simon calls many male adult customers this (probably because he thinks it’s a universally flattering way of referring to them), to which Kadota replied: “I’m not a manager!”


Heiwajima Kasuka (Hanejima Yuuhei) (DVD Vol.13)

Height: 177cm
Weight: 62kg
Blood Type: O
Birthday: Feb. 22nd (Cat’s Day in Japan)
Hobbies: All sports, fishing, billiard, darts, horse riding, investments, collecting automobiles, going to the theater, going to the movies, painting, calligraphy, home carpentry, table magic, aikido, flying small planes, flower arrangement, et cetera.
Things he likes: Cats (e.g. the cat he keeps, Yuigadokusonmaru)
Things he dislikes: Judging a person based on rumors alone
Foods he likes: Homemade curry rice, pudding, dairy products
Foods he dislikes: Chewing gum (He doesn’t know how long he should chew it before he can throw it away)
Favorite saying: “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” - Edgar Allan Poe


Hijiribe Ruri (DVD Vol.13)

Height: 162cm
Weight: 42kg
Blood Type: Unknown
Birthday: Sept. 27th (Though on the faux wiki in Vol.4 it says she was born on Aug. 8th.)
Hobbies: Collecting figurines of monsters, beasts and curious human beings
Things she likes: Cats, family, singing, movies with monsters in them, special makeup
Things she dislikes: Her own weaknesses, direct summer sunlight
Foods she likes: Liver sashimi, foods rich in iron content
Foods she dislikes: Foods that have garlic in them
Favorite saying: “Solitude is a good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw

Kasuka’s & Ruri’s profiles

Heiwajima Kasuka (Hanejima Yuuhei)


Height: 177cm
Weight: 62kg
Blood Type: O
Birthday: Feb. 22nd (Today!)
Hobbies: All sports, fishing, billiard, darts, horse riding, investments, collecting automobiles, going to the theater, going to the movies, painting, calligraphy, home carpentry, table magic, aikido, flying small planes, flower arrangement, et cetera.
Things he likes: Cats (e.g. the cat he keeps, Yuigadokusonmaru)
Things he dislikes: Judging a person based on rumors alone
Foods he likes: Homemade curry rice, pudding, dairy products
Foods he dislikes: Chewing gum (He doesn’t know how long he should chew it before he can throw it away)
Favorite saying: “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” - Edgar Allan Poe



Hijiribe Ruri



Height: 162cm
Weight: 42kg
Blood Type: Unknown
Birthday: Sept. 27th (Though on the faux wiki in Vol.4 it says she was born on Aug. 8th.)
Hobbies: Collecting figurines of monsters, beasts and curious human beings
Things she likes: Cats, family, singing, movies with monsters in them, special makeup
Things she dislikes: Her own weaknesses, direct summer sunlight
Foods she likes: Liver sashimi, foods rich in iron content
Foods she dislikes: Foods that have garlic in them
Favorite saying: “Solitude is a good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw
10

This. Took. AGES.

It was worth every second. I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

Hoo man! Do I have a lot to say about this! These are the first pieces of art I’ve completed in a long time; this glorious game and the fan community have inspired my artistic creativity with an intensity I haven’t experienced in years. And this particular series of pictures has served to boost my confidence significantly, as far as my drawing abilities are concerned. It turns out that if I don’t stress over every detail in an attempt to make every character I draw exactly 100% anatomically correct, and just let my hands do the work, I CAN DRAW SOME PRETTY NICE SHIT, EH?

I literally started every picture going, “there’s no way I’m going to do this character justice,” and by the time I finished each picture, I was whisper screaming with excitement over how well they turned out.

This project was as much an effort to build my artistic confidence as it was an excuse to study/play with shadows. Because GODDAMN DO I LOVE SHADOWS HOLY SHIT.

Some Random Notes:

  • One of my personal head cannons is this: Frisk is everyone’s avatar. They have experienced every game that every player has ever played. Therefore, they remember everything. EVERYTHING.
  • I like the idea of Frisk living primarily with Toriel, but regularly spending the night at her friends’ houses, dependent entirely on whoever’s house she ends up at toward the end of the day. That’s kind of what spawned this whole idea in the first place. (Also cuddling, because I love cuddling.)
  • GODDAMMIT ASGORE WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO ADORABLE
  • I get the impression that Alphys is the type to stay up most of the night surfing the internet on her phone and/or playing Game Boy games or something. (Her DS is Naruto themed, btw, because of course it is.)
  • I drew everyone in pajamas matching their in-game clothing colors, except for Papyrus. IT WAS A MORAL IMPERATIVE TO GET HIM IN A SET OF PORTAL PJS, OKAY?
  • (Also he’s totally got posters for Professor Layton, Myst, Tetris, and Antichamber on his walls, because PUZZLES)
  • Out of all the characters, I was most terrified of fucking up Sans. TURNS OUT I HAD NO REASON TO WORRY, BECAUSE GODDAMN I LOVE HOW HE LOOKS. 

Okay, that’s it. Enjoy the cuddles~

Love’s A Beach

Here’s my submission for @jilyfest‘s trope fest! Thank you guys for doing this, all the submissions are so good. The trope I picked is a summer romance. Hope you enjoy!

The morning had long since broken over the village of Hogsmeade as James Potter made his way to his first day of work. Located right along the eastern seaboard, the town was small and sleepy during the winter, but when the weather warmed up, the population nearly tripled as people swarmed to the coast to spend the summer by the sea. James’ family had been coming to Hogsmeade for as long as he could remember, and he had fond memories of childhood summers spent splashing in the waves, building sandcastles, and getting ice cream from the stand at the boardwalk at the end of the day. In fact, that stand was where he was headed at that very moment to begin his summer scooping ice cream for cheerful beach goers. Like any other kid heading off to college in the fall, he needed to earn some spare cash for the year ahead, but not for the same reasons as any other kid. His family was loaded and his parents were fronting his entire tuition costs, but they insisted that his spending money at school should come out of his own pocket. “It’ll teach you the value of a galleon,” Euphemia Potter told her son. “I’m pretty sure it’s still seventeen sickles, Mom,” James replied. “But by the end of the summer you’ll be completely sure,” she fired back and that was the end of that.

So the first day of summer found James not lounging about with Sirius (Whose parents did not share his mother’s beliefs about financial education) but instead biking down to the boardwalk. He was enjoying the sun on his face and relishing the fact that the ice cream stand didn’t open until noon which meant that he got to sleep late, but his thoughts were interrupted by a glint of red up ahead. It was a girl, in a tank top and shorts, her flip-flops thwacking a steady rhythm as she too approached the boardwalk. What had caught James’ attention was her long red hair, thick and magnificent, tied up in a ponytail that swung back and forth between her freckled shoulder blades. He was coming up on her fast now, her hair still in his sights, and as he felt an urge coming on, in his typically impulsive fashion, he went with it and reached out to tug her ponytail. Her hair was soft and cool and gloriously red and even though he knew it was wrong, he couldn’t find it in himself to regret his actions.

The girl turned towards him quickly and met his stare and he felt the wind knocked out of him. If he’d thought that the shade of her hair was intense, it was only because he hadn’t yet seen her eyes. They were so green, like the color of the sea glass he collected in his room, and his smooth pickup line evaporated from his lips as he looked at her. But the girl was not rendered quite so speechless and, as her face flushed, she spat out the words, “What the hell do you think you’re doing?”

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[TRANSLATION] PSYCHO-PASS OFFICIAL PROFILING 2: Tsunemori Akane

Complete Profile: Tsunemori Akane  ・  常守 朱 Codename Shepherd 1 + Tsunemori Aoi

Just to remind you, this profile is a combination of the one from Official Profiling 1 and the one from Official Profiling 2 respectively. I translated both and combined them to make one complete profile. This being said, there is basic info, updated info and new info. An example of updated info is desired item section. There are new sections like favorite type of girls/men and character preferences and background related questions. The info is sorted by date: November 2112 and July 2116, spoilers-free. Lol, Akane’s views on marriage are just so… lol.


ID: 00475-AECJ-30157-1

Kanji name: 常守 朱

Romaji Name: Tsunemori Akane

Affiliation: Ministry of Health and Welfare, Public Safety Bureau, Criminal Investigation Department, Division 1

Occupation: Inspector

Date of birth: April 1, 2092

Age: 24

Blood type: A

Physical Examination: N/A

Former address: Tokyo-to, Shin-Chiyoda-ku, Ochanomizu 2-25-KH

Current address: Tokyo-to, Koto-ku, Shin-Toyosu, 2-5-5301

Emergency contact’s address: Chiba-ken Chiba-shi, Shin-Mihama-ku, Isobe 1032-t

Tsunemori Shouichi (relation: father)

[Education and Career]

March 2108 ・ Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Shin-Hongou Junior High School (general education curriculum)

April 2108 ・ Entered Tokyo Metropolitan Shin-Hongou High School, Faculty of Natural Science, Major in Psychology

March 2112 ・ Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Shin-Hongou High School, Faculty of Natural Science, Major in Psychology

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2015 Women’s World Tour Rankings

#16 | Sage Erickson

I love Sage. She’s one of my favorites but somehow she always has shitty results on tour and one keeper throughout the season. Her keeper came late in the game in France. She displayed her best surfing all season long.
However, she completely dominated the QS. She came first, alongside Tatiana Weston Webb, meaning she’s more than guaranteed for the 2016 season.
Hope next season she’ll find the success recipe.

Ph: Freestyle