flag signaling

Have you guys seen this flag before?
I feel like a lot of people assume that this is a cool way to draw the Japanese flag or something, but it isn’t.

This flag is called the Rising Sun flag. And it seems to me that people aren’t too aware of the history behind this flag and why it should not be used.

This flag was used by the imperial Japanese army.
When Korea was under Japanese rule in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s, my people were treated like animals.
My great grandmother was a lucky few that wasn’t robbed of her culture and language in her generation.
My great grandmother’s brother was a teacher, and Japanese men took him and rolled him in a hay carpet and beat him up. He was always sick and wobbled when he walked until the day he passed away.

These are the less scarier stories, because my mother’s family was one of the richer families.
Women were kidnapped and taken as sex-slaves for the army. They were raped and were tortured.
Children were beat to death by Japanese teachers.
My people were used in all sorts of experiments to fulfill curiosity.
I’m not gonna speak more about the terrible things because they were horrendous and inhumane. You can do some researches on your own.

I’m not much of an expert, but the Chinese also went through the similar things as we did.

But that flag was hung all around Korea during that time. This flag is a constant reminder of what my families had to go through.

This flag is no better than the Swastika.
This flag will forever be tied to the horror that my people had to go through.

It is so disgusting to see people justify this flag because it “was originally a symbol for good prosperity”.
Swastika was “originally a symbol of well-being”.

Does that give me the right to wear the flag around in every merchandise? and when a Jewish person comes up and tells me that it is offends them and explains the history, can I just say “It originally wasn’t the Nazi sign. It’s only cultural appreciation.”?

Absolutely not.

But when I looked up the Rising Sun Flag, it says that the use of the flag is controversial because Koreans and Taiwanese take offense to the flag, and it pretty much says that people were told not to bring it to Olympics for the sake of the butt-hurt Koreans and Chinese people.
As if we weren’t supposed to take offense to this flag.

Although I’m not an expert of everything related to this, I’ll do my best to answer if you have any questions.

Also, no, I don’t have any ill feelings toward Japan. (some of my family members do, because their parents and siblings were killed and/or was tortured)
Although I do want the government to acknowledge and apologize the fact that they did in fact torture my people, and teach what happened to their students.
I am not angry at the Japanese citizens.

The reason why I’m making this post is because this white anime-lover boy came to school with a shirt with this flag during our school’s color wars by grade, and he has been wearing the shirt every year.
Even after a lot of our Korean students asked nicely him to not wear the shirt again. Every. Year.
He manages to complain about the “so much shit I got” from wearing the flag.
I asked him later and he word for word said “Yeah, the Japanese raped the shit out of your women” he knew the history just as much as we did. He justified it with cultural appreciation.
I know that some people may own merchandise with this flag on without knowing what it means, or even sell it without knowing.
But please, it really hurts us when we see this flag justified, worn and drawn all around by all sorts of people.

So please, educate yourself, and others.
Spread the word.

Management apologizes for contextless puns.  Semaphore is a very old communications system which uses flag signaling for letters, much as morse code uses dots and dashes.  It is commonly used on ships.

Management does not, however, apologize for puns, and never will.


SIGNAL BOOST: if you’re black and live in Gettysburg, please be careful!

Some racist got his Confederate flag burnt on his truck and his friends on Facebook are literally talking about lynching and shooting black people over it. One friend is even already targeting a neighbor to “check” out. Their comments are terrifying.

Please be safe from these racist, dangerous people!

Like a Piece of Rope Made Out of Two Pieces of Vine [Tate Langdon x Reader]

Author’s Note: I started watching American Horror Story yesterday… binged all of season one in a day and I’m now halfway through season two. I like, can’t stop watching lol. I had a couple of ideas for Tate, this is the first one. It kind of just wrote itself, and I’m wondering if you can tell… It wasn’t really supposed to be this long haha. I hope you like it. Also did anyone catch my pun/tiny joke in the last line or…

Word Count: 1,963

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Thanks to all of you who have already supported and shared this. We’ve jumped from 3 signatures now to over 600!! Please continue spreading awareness, the more signatures we have the more likely they’ll take this down even though its on “Private Property”. The link is posed below. It takes only 3mins to do, please do it. Thanks again.


Fox facts 3

Like a cat’s, the fox’s thick tail aids its balance, but it has other uses as well. A fox uses its tail (or “brush”) as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes.
-national geographic

Resolutions for 2016….

                      You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
                      Love like you’ll never be hurt,
                      Sing like there’s nobody listening,
                      And live like it’s heaven on earth.

                                                         – Dr. William W. Purkey (1929 ~ )

                                              HAPPY NEW YEAR!


>>Note: The graphic above spells out “2016″ using international maritime signal flags. These flags are used worldwide to exchange important information between ships of all classes.

Giant Penis

context: our party had just slain a stone giant and were deciding what to do with the remains

DM: so what do you guys take from the giant?


DM: fine… you can take his penis.

Later that session, we come across a peaceful trading caravan in the distance that we needto purchase supplies from

DM: you need to let them know that you come in peace, but you are too far away for them too hear you, what do you do?


Elf Ranger: god dammit why didn't think of that