…that home was never a place for me.
It was your arms, your warmth and the laughter and softness in your eyes when you looked at me.
…that you were always enough. Enough
for your people, enough for your family, enough for me – we never wished you
had been different. You were perfect, with all your imperfections.
…that you were beautiful. It was the
gray in your hair and the scars on your body; the hum of your voice and your
laughter in the air; the touch of your fingers and gentleness of your lips.
…that you were powerful beyond
imagining. Your embrace could soothe the demons inside; your voice could conjure stories of ages long past. Fighting those demons together made
us stronger and although they never left, they became
easier to bear.
…that you were always worthy. No one
ever doubted you as much as you doubted yourself and you did better by us than
you ever thought you did. You were good. You were worthy.
…that I will never forget. This I
swear – as long as I live, they will know. They will know about the king they
lost, the friend, the uncle, the brother. And in thousands of years they will
still speak your name as a ward against the shadow and there will be nothing left but love.
really not here for the new netflix original series: narcos
look i get that it looks ~exciting
but as a colombian it’s really tiring to only see this image of my country in international tv, because it reinforces the stereotype that colombians equal drugs.
i’m really fucking tired of a lot of people from other countries only knowing about pablo escobar and café when i mention colombia. we are much more than that! MUCH MORE THAN THAT!
it’s also annoying that both colombian tv and international tv want to make money out of the suffering of our people. drug cartels and the guerrillas still exist in colombia and still fuck with politics and people’s everyday lives!
it may not be as bad as before. there aren’t bombs in bogotá anymore. there aren’t as many people being brutally murdered because of this conflict. but it’s definitely NOT over. people are still dying because of it. people are still paying fares to the guerrillas (who, even though they are smaller and not nearly as powerful as before, are now mixed with the drug cartels) in some of our rural areas so they can live there. people are still being kicked out of their lands because they won’t pay those fares.
it’s insensitive that so many of these tv shows created around colombian drug cartels only talk about the drugs and the assholes behind them instead of focusing on the terrible effects that’s this has had on our people and our economy and our everyday life.
just… it’d be better to watch a documentary that actually depicts all the terrible things that come from these people, the lack of humanity, the lack of remorse and compassion, and at the same time the strength of the colombian people who fight them, instead of watching novelas and tv shows ~glamorizing and glorifying~ the cartels.
maybe don’t watch it? but if u do, also read/watch documentaries so u know how bad it really was (and for some, still is).
Hans and Kristoff are very close friends when they are younger. But as they grow up, Hans becomes more of a popular womanizer, while kristoff tries not to get too noticed and spends more of his time on the computer progremming and inventing gadgets.
One day, as a senior in college, Hans saves a girl in some way and gets an incredible amount of praise for it. He loves it of course, and goes up to Kristoff, acting like they are still best friends. He tells Kristoff that he could make a bunch of gadgets for Hans so that he could continue being this superhero. He tells Kristoff that Hans would take all the credit, but only because he knows that Kristoff doesn’t like being in the limelight. Kristoff agrees, because he’s just happy that he can spend more time with his old friends, and hope that they can get along as well as before.
The gig goes on, and Hans keeps getting all the credit, but he still tries to be very very nice to Kristoff to keep him on his good side. However, Hans tends to mess up more and more, and Kristoff needs to add more gadgets to Hans’ suit and basically ends up doing the fighting instead of Hans.
Kristoff doesn’t care though, until Hans starts to woo Anna, a girl that Kristoff has been in love with since freshman year of college.