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anonymous asked:

Could you give me a run down of the whole German political election RN? I heard the alt right was predicted to win and that doesn't sound v fun

Mhm, I can give you a very basic and bare rundown, yeah
I. hope I don’t get this shit wrong lmao.

So basically:

What are the elections about tomorrow?
They are about the Bundestag, the German parliament and a legislative organ of the state, and by extension we are voting on our next chancellor. This happens every four years.

The Bundestag has a certain number of seats/mandates; there are small variations in how many seats are available each time depending on certain factors, there were 631 in total in the 18th Bundestag (2013-2017).

How are these seats distributed?
In Germany we have a system of proportional representation, which means that the number of seats each party gets is dependent on the percentage of voters who voted for that specific party. There is a 5% hurdle in place: all parties that fall below 5% in the elections will not be represented in the Bundestag, because otherwise there may end up being too many small splinter parties represented. Like the… V³ party, which is apparently a party for Vegans…?
After elections, the leading party will often still not hold the decisive majority within the Bundestag, which means they will have to build coalitions with other parties - the past four years, CDU and SPD have formed a grand coalition.

All other parties will end up in the opposition. In the 18th Bundestag, four parties were represented: SPD, CDU (together with their sister party, CSU, which is Bavarian-only), the Greens, and the Left, and as SPD and CDU were leading the Bundestag, Greens and Left represented the opposition.

How does voting go down?
Elections always fall on Sundays to make voting more accessible (most places are closed on Sundays) with ballots in several places across the city. 

German voters get two votes:
1) The first vote is a “direct” vote. There will be a list of candidates from your specific voting district, and whoever gets the most votes from your district will receive a direct mandate.
2) The second vote pertains to the party that you are voting for.

Edit: you will have to bring your ID and a letter that states that you are informed of the election and are confirmed to be a registrated voter

How is the chancellor elected?
The chancellor is not elected directly by the people. Instead parties will nominate a candidate themselves, and whichever party receives the most votes during the election will have their candidate become chancellor. 

The two “top candidates” this year are Martin Schulz of the SPD (Social Democratic Party, moderates) and Angela Merkel of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union, conservatives)
And yes, despite Angela Merkel having already been chancellor for 12 years in a row due to her party winning the past three elections, she can actually run a fourth time for this office! Please save us

The ““Alt-Right””, aka AfD, “Alternative for Germany”
Or as I fondly call them, Nazis in suits! They are a very young party as opposed to the established parties and is far-right, having been born of the racist and islamophobic movements following the refugee crisis. in 2013 they failed to enter the Bundstag due to falling below 5% in the elections, but this year…. they are estimated to get ~10%. Which is an outrage and it disgusts me to know that these people will be able to take influence in the Bundestag - but they are very far from actually winning the elections! The most popular party in surveys has once again been the CDU by a noticeable margin even compared to the second largest party, the SPD. The CDU is expected to try and build a coalition with the libertarian party FDP. 

So, the AfD will not win these elections luckily. They will be persent in the Bundestag, which is still a victory for them, but they will not run this country from now on.
I am personally hoping that the party shows its complete incompetence on the political stage and will take itself apart, and that people will finally snap out of it and stop even tolerating these fuckers.

Hope this helped!
And just for a laugh, here are my highlights of this election:
-not seeing a single AfD poster for ages
-not seeing a single NPD (Nationalist Party Germany) AT ALL
-a TV judge being the candidate of an actual political party (he was a candidate to become the federal president too I think????)
-seeing an AfD poster, immediately followed by posters of the Marxist-Leninist Party Germany (MLPD) with slogans like REAL SOCIALISM NOW! or 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION!

Germans, please go vote tomorrow!

Hey I’m working on OCs for a New thing so if y'all wanna ask anything I’m gonna put a little bit of info under the cut, it’s not a lot but for real if anyone has any questions it helps me out to think about stuff plus I like talking about them :^v

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anonymous asked:

I always wanna scream when someone suggest something for your comics because then you have to explain that you have a FAQ thing

It’s the very definition of insanity sometimes, isn’t it? XD , even though the FAQ is in plain sight on both versions of my blog. Though in all seriousness, for every message you see that appears that seems to have been covered by my FAQ, there are so many more that you don’t see. Heck, I even got another boneheads-related message today(one of the ones where they wanted to ask the characters directly, though). I’ve long since accepted that it’s just something that’s never going to go away, so I tend to only answer the particularly fascinating ones, if any at all. 

anonymous asked:

Hey there! I adore your blog and I love all your great Klance content and your meta's on the series. I found this story on AO3 yesterday and I really think you'd love it! It's called Kodachrome and it's amazing!!!

!!!!!!! I ALREADY READ IT!!! :D @collector-of-hats @joinmeinthishell look your story just got recommended :P 

It really was cute, I loved how Keith actually rediscovered his passion for photography on his own and OH MY GOD I LOVED MATT. I swear, this story is worth it just for him :’D 

Kodachrome by HoddieMaine, Ninke_A

Keith has been at a loss for a while now. His job is terrible, his passion for photography has waned, and his pseudo brother has moved to some little town and keeps insisting he visit.
When Keith finally does go, he ends up on a little street full of quaint shops. He intends to simply spend time with Shiro but ends up in a record store across the street. With a very attractive man, who signs instead of speaks.

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anonymous asked:

your "in a fight their lethal around each other they melt" uma and harry gifs are quite fitting. it makes me wanna start shipping them ngl. what do you like about that ship? i need more convincing lol.

this is the best thing I’ve heard today, i’m glad my gifset has made you want to ship huma (there’s literally no higher praise!). you should definitely watch the film (if you haven’t already) and start shipping huma asap ;)

i love them because they are so dedicated to each other, and fully support each other. yes, they are the villains in the film, but they are wonderful for each other. they have so many cute moments (harry literally looks at uma like she hung the moon) and have so many parallels and they are just generally a complete delight together and are perfect for each other. harry protects and respects uma and uma protects and respects harry and they are just so in love it hurts. tbh i’m not sure how people can watch descendants 2 and not ship them?! it doesn’t seem possible to me because they are definitely in love 

anonymous asked:

Kat,,,,,,,keith Cries,,,,,,,,,fanon keith is dead,,,hes,,,,,emotiONAL,,,

Dude. Dude, I know. Here’s some great stuff about Keith that fandom can no longer deny:

  • when asked to describe himself he first comes up blank
  • no mentions of his talents whatsoever?? he’s not arrogant
  • in fact he has no trouble admitting that he’s bad at something
  • keeps saying that he pilots the black lion but refuses to say that he’s the black paladin
  • he thinks that being part Galra might be why he has always been bad at connecting with people 
  • automatically plays around with his knife when the Galra part gets mentioned
  • THE STUPID CHEER FROM S1 IS STILL ON HIS MIND
  • is very straightforward and wants to avoid complicated stuff as much as possible
  • apologized twice for blowing up; he’s self-conscious about his temper
  • [voice crack] “I don’t know why I’m that way”
  • is aware of his abandonment issues
  • is also aware that he puts some walls up
  • tries to compose himself by rubbing his fingers together
  • knows when he is about to cry and promised himself not to do it ((in front of the camera/a potential audience at least))

HE’S. SO GREAT. SO SO GREAT. He’s much more self-aware than fandom gives him credit for. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH ;A;