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Happy simming for Autism Acceptance Month <3 

The sun is setting.

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i’m really proud of this video! it’s very aesthetic and very spirk 

i was in a very good place while editing it since star trek makes me feel very good about life in general, it’s so pure ?? hope u liek !! !

tagging some lovely people i follow who seem like they’d like it too:

my child Gab @recoveringthe-satellites​ | @youngestcaptain​ | @lovely-trek​ | @punkrockspock​ | @vulcankisseshuman​ | @trekwithme​ | @cptkirksnipples​ | @sasstrekking​ | @mosttillogical | @trekdevoted | @lovelytrek | @boldlywhoa | @thrillers | @whalemovie | @temporal-arting | @happy-kirk | @williamshatspeare | @centelleoiw | obv @letsallgotothelobby but he’s seen it! <3

Slovakia Aesthetic

Requested by @veronikatheslav

Being at one with your home, feeling a connection to the land, rolling hills and mighty fjords, aesthetically pleasing villages, being mistook for the drunks of society, dark humour, beautiful headpieces, traditional garments, pride in where you are from, stories passed down generations, snow that coats everyone and everything, holding to the past at the detriment of moving forward. 

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On June 11, 1963, a large crowd watches in mute horror as a Buddhist monk named Thich Quang Duc sits down in a busy Saigon intersection and calmly allows himself to be doused in petrol and set on fire. The holy man committed suicide via immolation in protest of the Catholic persecution of Buddhists in his country, and pictures of his death were circulated around the world.

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ʟᴏᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs: Tʜᴇ 31 Sᴛᴀᴛᴇs ᴏғ Mᴇxɪᴄᴏ + ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀᴘɪᴛᴀʟ

➥The United Mexican States (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic composed of 32 federal entities: 31 states and 1 federal district.

The territory of the Federal District, commonly known and referred to as Mexico City, serves as the national capital.

I have a request now and for the next half year, especially in the States. If there is a green area near you—a park, especially, whether you live in a city, a town, or the country—take pictures there when you have the time. Document it, especially the plants there, and wildlife if you see any. 

Keep the pictures in a file or start a small blog to post them on, even if no one follows it, just to have a record. Not that blogs can’t be deleted. Not that pictures in the Cloud can’t disappear (or digital books be altered, as long as we’re going down this rabbit hole), but any documentation you do could be important.

You wouldn’t believe, in the few years I’ve been taking pictures for this blog, how many of the things I’ve taken pictures of have disappeared or been destroyed, and most of the time I’ve probably been the only person documenting them. You could wind up being the only person who remembers something truly wonderful that once existed. A true friend of the earth, a champion for Nature, carrying her beauty in your mind and heart when it is gone. Help us be her memory.

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Some photos in my camera roll from a farmers market in Nice, France 🇫🇷❤️

anonymous asked:

do you think terming countries as "developed" and "developing" is wrong?

yes. the term has never actually had a clear definition, economic or otherwise. it’s used to naturalise & ignore the ways in which European colonialism & U.S. imperialism and neoliberalism have actively impoverished, and continue to actively impoverish, colonised countries. these countries are not somehow behind on their “development” or in need of “developing” (implied: “developing” by European powers & the U.S.), but have been purposefully drained of resources for the benefit of colonial & imperial powers. plus, if you’re using the term “developing countries” to talk about “countries that need to develop better health care systems, better schools, better ways to bring water and electricity to people”–then what’s to exclude the U.S. from that list?

from that same article:

I dislike the term ‘developing world’ because it assumes a hierarchy between countries. It paints a picture of Western societies as ideal but there are many social problems in these societies as well. It also perpetuates stereotypes about people who come from the so-called developing world as backward, lazy, ignorant, irresponsible… In my view, the developed-developing relationship in many ways replaces the colonizer-colonized relationship. The idea of development is a way for rich countries to control and exploit the poor. You can see this through the development industry where billions of dollars are spent but very little gets achieved. Come to think of it, actually, I hate the term! –Shose Kessi

different terms to talk about the global distribution of wealth, often with their own historical and economic inconsistencies, have come into & gone out of vogue (think “Third World”). many people today prefer “Global South,” intended to “[mark] a shift from focus on development or cultural difference toward an emphasis on geopolitical power relations” and “interconnected histories of colonialism, neo-imperialism, and differential economic and social change through which large inequalities in living standards, life expectancy, and access to resources are maintained.” see also the “core-periphery” model.

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“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.”
― Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

pictures by @effietphotography (ig/fb: effietphotography)

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Surrealism Series: Pt. 01 by Erin Graboski