a summary of the manchester explosions as of 3am manchester time:
-there was a bombing around 2 or 3 hours ago during an ariana grande concert in the manchester arena -there were 2 initial explosions -explosions were confirmed in a foyer outside of the arena -police were on the scene within minutes -the MA holds 21k people, and it was sold out -there was much panic and many people were lost -the manchester holiday inn is holding 50+ lost children and adults -COBRA meeting is scheduled around 9am manchester time -19 confirmed fatalities and 50+ injured -a controlled blast was set off in cathedral gardens on suspicious item -people in hospitals being treated for shrapnel and crush injuries -people report seeing nuts and bolts strewn across the floor -ariana is confirmed to be unharmed -there is a heavy police presence and ambulances are coming in and out of the scene -the city is on a high terrorist watch -US officials suspect a suicide bomber -no one has claimed credit -it is confirmed it is a terrorist attack, becuase not only did it target children, but also at the weakest time, when they were starting to leave through the foyer where the explosion occured.
numbers to call:
-police line to recieve updates on family and friends: 0161 856 9400 (or 836, i am not positive, i apologize)
-holiday inn numbers:
please stay safe everyone in manchester and surrounding areas! stay informed and help signal boost tweets and posts of lost children who have people looking for them. PLEASE ONLY CALL AMBULANCES IN MANCHESTER IF IT IS A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. THEY ARE EXTREMELY BUSY.
“And the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we loved / Grey clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above” Pompeii, Bastille
More dances from @wittyy-name and @wolfpainters fic Shut Up and Dance With Me! And right after their update, I’m so excited. I was finishing the colors for Anaconda!Keith while I was on the stream with them (which was a blast I’m so excited that I got the courage up to join them).
The videos for the dances are here, for Pompeii, and here, for Anaconda. Seriously, watch them they’re amazing!!! Pidge and Hunk are coming up next, along with Pidge and Lance dancing to Shakira! (I’m seriously having a blast can you tell?)
As promised bonus Keith dancing to Anaconda under the cut because I am nothing if not self indulgent:
Wear your smile as if it is the most finest and precious piece of jewels you own
Let it shine on the darkness that other’s hide behind
Let your smile be the something that makes someone’s day.
Let the LOVE behind your smile drive out the HATE.
Just whatever you do never lose that beautiful smile,
Cause once the sun stop shining the world gets a bit colder!❤💜~M.R~