never forget

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Rest In Peace, my dear Gülsalad.

My favorite artist, idol, and friend has unfortunately passed away at the young age of 20. You may have known her as that talented YuuMika artist who drew so amazing and fantastic that her artworks looked official. She was so much more than that though. She was kind, sweet, funny and an all around great and beautiful person to talk to despite the language barrier.

I have been crying nonstop because I was wondering why Gülsalad wasn’t responding these past few days since she always responds, and now I wake up to hear my friend died…

I’m just so sad and heartbroken for her. My heart hurts so much and I’m still in shock because she didn’t deserve to pass away this early. She was way too young and still had so much ahead of her…  

As sad and angry that I am that God took her back so early, I hope she is happier in heaven. 

She has given so much to this fandom and I want her to be remembered and appreciated, so there will be a day dedicated to her on YuuMika Week.

We love you so much and will always remember you, Gülsalad. ♥

12/16/15- Today marks the one year anniversary of the 2014 Peshawar School Massacre. On this day Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) members raided the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan and deliberately slaughtered over 132 children between the ages of eight and eighteen. Many more were injured and the total death count after the attack varies according to local reports. The total ranges from 140-200+ casualties.

Taliban extremists attacked the school with the aim to kill the children of military officers involved in Operation Zarb-e-Azb, a military operation conducted by Pakistani armed forces to curtail extremism in the country.

Exactly one year ago Pakistan faced one of its most devastating terrorist attacks against its young.

Please remember Peshawar. It has already been one year.

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16/12/15 -  It’s a traumatic day for Pakistan. The nation mourns the loss of 132 school children who were massacred ruthlessly by Taliban gunmen on this day in 2014. There are no words to articulate a loss like this. There are no ways to make sense of such violence. It’s a day when Pakistanis stand together grieving and reflecting on the pain and fear that have engulfed the country in the past decade. The photo shows a tribute to the martyred children of APS in the central courtyard of my university with students remembering the innocent lives lost on this day. Never forget, we promised.