I am begging you, please do not take your video “Let’s Talk!” Down. You are the only youtuber thus far who has had the guts to speak on behalf of us who were upset by Felix’s actions. You didn’t make jokes about being “triggered”, you didn’t try to justify, you were just factual.
These past few days, the scandal has hurt me personally. I am a Jew who has had my home defaced with swastikas, who has been called a k**e more times than I can count. You were the only one to point out how bad the culture around anti-semitism has gotten due to reccent events.
Jack, I have cried a lot over how my friends and heroes have reacted to this. Last night was the first time I felt that any of my heroes had my back, an it was you. Please don’t back down! At least don’t take down that video.
What do you think of the enforced reading program at the Library?
Cecil: It’s rather unsettling, actually. I mean, sure, reading provides knowledge carefully selected for adolescent absorption by the City Council, but what if a child strays too far from a librarian repellent dispenser? Too dangerous for my liking.
Carlos: I think it’s great that Night Vale is introducing a program through which to further the education of the children, even if it’s not run by the school itself. I asked Cecil’s niece Janice about it, and she seemed a little apprehensive, but I assured her it’ll be fine. We all remember digging into that first book, feeling the pages resist, then give way, being chased out of the library for defacing the books with a shovel. *laughs* It’s so nice that we can keep giving experiences like that to younger generations. Children are our future!
Tamika Flynn: Once again, the librarians try to take our lives, our freedom. You cannot fool us, you vile creatures. First the summer reading program, and now this? You survived the first time, but now- now we will make you pay. Count whatever infernal days you measure by, because yours are running out.
Mayor Cardinal: What? Mandatory reading program? Did the City Council decide this without me? That can’t be right. I swear I never- oh, here’s the document. That’s funny, I’m not sure I remember signing this… Well, it’s here, and it has my name on it, so I suppose there’s not much more to be done about it. Maybe I signed it last night. I’ll ask the Secret Police to check their omnipresent camera footage.
The Glow Cloud (all hail), through a crowd of citizens gathered in protest outside the library: THERE IS NO PURPOSE IN RESISTANCE. EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL TO DEVELOPMENT. READING IS ESSENTIAL TO EDUCATION. READ. READ. READ. READ. [The crowd continued chanting “Read. Read. Read.” for at least half an hour and is likely still doing so.]
Anti-Muslim fliers affiliated with the American Vanguard, a white nationalist organization, have appeared on college campuses nationwide.
Students from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Central Florida and Rutgers University tweeted photos of a flier reading “Imagine A Muslim-Free America."
The flier was in black and white with a silhouette of the Twin Towers depicted in the background. American Vanguard’s Texas group has taken credit for the posters at UT Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin released a statement on Tumblr notifying students that the fliers were removed since it was defacing the campus property.
Sarah Khan, a senior at the University of Texas, expressed frustration at the university’s response, noting that it did not explicitly condemn the fliers nor did it offer support or resources to students who felt affected by the incident. Read more (2/14/17 12:45 PM)
Teens Who Graffitied Historic Black School With Swastikas Sentenced To Visit Holocaust Museum
More than $70,000 was raised to restore the school.
A group of Virginia teens convicted of spray-painting an historic black church with swastikas and “white power” have been sentenced to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Ashburn Colored School opened in 1892 for black students who had been forbidden by law to attend school with white students. The school remained open until the late 1950s after the Supreme Court banned segregated education. Prior to the defacement of the building in September, local students were working to restore the school and open it as a museum.
Graffiti of racist slogans, swastikas, and male genitalia… So typical for racist scumbags! It is so sad to see historical sites destroyed, definitely, this was a hate crime… Too disgusting! Because this is our cultural heritage!
I’m very glad to notice this Historic Black School is going to be restored! And this Black History Month is truly magical!
Me before Fantastic Beasts movie: I like how Ron and Harry add little comments to the book, it’s so like them, and it adds a comedic touch to what is, although an interesting read, rather a dry one. Haha, I can so imagine them being bored in class and doodling - this old Newt Scamander dude really did drag on a bit when he was writing this.
Me after Fantastic Beasts movie: HOW FUCKING DARE YOU DEFACE THE SACRED WORK OF MR NEWTON ARTEMIS FIDO SCAMANDER WHO TF DO YOU THINK YOU ARE HE IS A FUCKING HERO WHO DOES NOT DESERVE THIS SHIT HE WORKED SO HARD ON THAT BOOK AND EVERYTHING IS SO DETAILED BECAUSE HE IS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT IT AND HE EVEN DID LITTLE DRAWINGS OF ALL OF THE CREATURES AND HE JUST CARES ABOUT THEM SO MUCH OHMYGOD HE WAS BEING DRAGGED AWAY TO WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN HIS DEATH AND HE JUST BEGGED THEM NOT TO HARM HIS CREATURES HE PUT HIS HEART AND SOUL INTO THIS BOOK AND NOW HE IS “long since resigned to the endless graffitiing of his masterpiece”, HE SO DOES NOT DESERVE THIS HE IS A PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL AND YOU ARE MAKING HIM VERY VERY SAD SHAME ON YOU SHAME SHAME SHAME HOW DARE YOU
A mosque in Boynton Beach, Florida, was vandalized Wednesday. The entrance of the sign of the Alamin Center was defaced with “Fuck Islam” and “Fuck ISIS.” The Palm Beach County sheriff’s office is currently investigating the crime. Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, CAIR-Florida spokesman, pointed out the fuel of such hate.
when i’m sad i think of the time two-face kidnapped robin and he takes him to the getaway car which he has been so meticulous about defacing only half of it and jason who has been so chill the entire time is just like omfg you’re tacky and i hate you
Golden sandals, made to be buried with a wife of Pharaoh Thutmose III, 15th century BCE. For much of his time as pharaoh, Thutmose was overshadowed by his stepmother and aunt Hatshepsut, who managed to hold onto power in Egypt despite the bias against women. After Hatshepsut died, Thutmose had many of the monuments to her defaced.
When ISIS / ISIL / Daesh held Nimrud, they sought to erase anything they deemed unpious – and since the Assyrians were not Muslims, that was pretty much everything. The famous winged bulls which once guarded Nimrud’s gates were hacked to pieces (above). Lesser-known walls and decorations were similarly defaced. Now the militants are gone. They were driven out in December of 2016. But the looting continues: with no one to guard the site, Nimrud is easy pickings. The city is slowly getting taken away piece by piece, the AP reports.
I am writing this post because of an incident that happened recently. Last week, I wanted to share Yuzuru’s greatness and all to my friends and I introduced them to Yuzuru Hanyu. I practically forced them to watch his Sochi performances and they were of course very impressed because yuzuru is great. So they decided to look at the comments section and I was expecting to see the usual technical stuff and opinions on his skating technique but BOOM IT’S ALL YURI ON ICE. One particular friend got really confused and she was like “why does everybody in the comments say he is yuri”. I got really shocked and started scrolling through the defaced comments section and everything I see is about Yuri on Ice.
Well, don’t get me wrong now. Let me say here that I AM A HARDCORE FAN OF YURI ON ICE. REALLY HARDCORE YOU HAVE NO IDEA the yaoi. I think I even have a tumblr post about it somewhere. Also, I do understand that it is inevitable to relate Yuri On Ice to Yuzuru Hanyu because, well, Yuzuru Hanyu is one of the most iconic sportsmen in figure skating.
BUT I just hope that certain even more hardcore fans would not invade Yuzuru’s personal life. When I saw swarms of YOI fans commenting on Yuzuru’s Sochi performances about stuff like ‘YURI ON ICE!!!!!!!!!’ or ‘YURI IN REAL LIFE’ I was honestly quite annoyed.
^Here are just some YOI comments I saw at the top of the comments section. And look at the number of likes. An irrelevant comment about an anime is enough to garner >400 likes and the beauty of the performance is just thrown away.
One particular comment I saw by a fan was saying “it’s not disrespectful in any way. We’re all meaning it a good way. So what’s exactly the problem?”.
THE PROBLEM LIES HERE: Because of these irrelevant comments, the performance and Yuzuru’s skills are forgotten. Furthermore, this gives an extremely negative impression of Yuzuru Hanyu on other ice skating fans. I mean, there are many people out there who love Yuzuru for his talent and there are people who genuinely wish to find out more about his performances. I cannot imagine what they will think when they see comments squealing about an anime show instead of perhaps more sane opinions on solely the performance (e.g. technical aspects).
And yes, I understand that most of the commenters are taking on an identity as an anime fan but do consider the perspectives of non-anime fans too - People who truly wish to appreciate Yuzuru Hanyu and the sport of figure skating. I do not care how you guys found out about Yuzuru and I think that it’s perfectly fine to be introduced to him via anime, but I am concerned about the continuous spamming under Yuzuru’s videos.
^^ THIS COMMENT GOT ME RIGHT THERE.
Remember, Yuzuru Hanyu is a real person. I hope people like him truly because of his ability and skills and not because he’s the so-called ‘yuuri katsuki in real life’.
P.S. I personally am a great fan of Yuri On Ice but I cannot stand fans who keep spamming irrelevant comments under Yuzuru’s videos. However, I do understand that not all YOI fans are like that though. I’ve seen a couple of users who are fans of Yuri on Ice and they have written utterly beautiful comments about Yuzuru and figure skating. As I mentioned earlier, it is perfectly fine to watch Yuzuru’s performances because of that anime and I’m really happy that more and more people are introduced to Yuzuru and his sport :) So here’s a shoutout to fans who genuinely appreciate Yuzuru and figure skating, regardless of how you came to know about him <3.
Since Donald Trump’s election last week, there has been an uptick in the amount of “biased-based attacks” across the nation. One of the latest victims is the the New York City memorial park in honor of the late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch.
The Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was defaced with graffiti of swastikas and the words “Go Trump” on Friday (Nov. 18). Yauch, like the rest of his Beastie Boys bandmates, was Jewish.