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Live Updates: One Person Has Died After A Terror Attack On Worshippers Near A London Mosque
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after driving a white van into a group of people near Finsbury Park Mosque.
By BuzzFeed News

What We Know So Far

  • A man driving a white van drove into a group of worshippers who had just left Ramadan prayers at a mosque in north London. Ten people were wounded.
  • One person died at the scene, but the Metropolitan police say he was being given first aid before the attack and it’s not clear whether he died as a result of it.
  • Witnesses said the assailant yelled out that he wanted to “kill all Muslims”.
  • When the van came to a stop after hitting a bollard, witnesses told BuzzFeed News the driver got out and was tackled by three men, who held him down until police arrived and arrested him.
  • Theresa May, the prime minister, said the attack was a terrorist act “every bit as sickening” as other recent incidents.
  • Videos from the scene show people sprawled on the pavement and being attended to by paramedics.
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The Met described the incident as a terror attack.
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan called it a “horrific terrorist attack on innocent people”.
  • The driver apparently targeted a group of people who had gathered around an older man who fell, perhaps because of heat exhaustion.

This is a developing story.

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Happy Ten Year Anniversary to Hetalia! I’ve only been in the fandom for a short time, but already this series has affected me greatly. So, I made ten desktop wallpapers of some of my favorite characters! (I have a lot of favorites tho). 

transparents belong to @heta–transparents and @transparentalia!
art belongs to Hidekaz Himaruya!

please reblog and/or like if you use! (if there’s a character you want that isn’t here, feel free to send me an ask!)

bonus moscow wallpaper:

just because i liked it a lot.

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[CHARACTER: SUBGROUP] Shitennou.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: 四天王
Romaji: Shitennou

Role: Villains
Alignment/Organization: Dark Kingdom
First appearance: Episode 1
Last appearance: Episode 44
Status: Dead
Members:

TRIVIA

  • The word “Shitennou” translates to “Four Heavenly Kings.” They were likely inspired by the four Buddhist gods collectively known as the Four Heavenly Kings, whose names vary by region and language. Each god represents and watches over a cardinal direction of the world. In Japanese culture, the gods are Tamon-ten (north), Jikoku-ten (east), Zoujou-ten (south), and Koumoku-ten (west). Their respective Sailor Moon counterparts are not officially known, but fans have credible theories. The manga states that one Shitennou governed a specific part of the world: the Middle East (Kunzite), North America (Nephrite), Europe (Zoisite), and the Far East (Jadeite).
  • The Materials Collection artbook ranges the ages of the Shitennou from sixteen to twenty-six. Zoisite is the youngest at sixteen while Kunzite is the oldest at either twenty-five or twenty-six. Jadeite is eighteen and Nephrite is nineteen.
  • While it is common for fans to refer to the Shitennou as commanders or generals, they are indeed kings.
  • They are one of two villainous subgroups in the series to be solely made up of males. The other is the Amazon Trio of the Dead Moon.
  • The four Shitennou were only seen together once throughout the entire series in episode 44 during a flashback.
  • In the manga, the Shitennou served as guardians to Prince Endymion in the past. The first anime adaptation excluded this subplot, though. The closest the series ever acknowledged it was in episode 18 during Mamoru and Nephrite’s brief encounter.
  • Nephrite’s blood was green, but Zoisite and Kunzite bled red. The choice to make Nephrite’s blood that color may have been for censorship reasons as the episode in question (24) was more violent.
  • For the most part, the Shitennou got along with one another in the manga. Their rivalry was amplified in both the first anime and the live-action series.
  • In one of Naoko Takeuchi’s illustrations, the Shitennou are romantically paired up with Sailor Senshi: Kunzite/Sailor Venus, Zoisite/Sailor Mercury, Nephrite/Sailor Jupiter, and Jadeite/Sailor Mars. Takeuchi never had the chance to fully explore this idea within the manga. While the first anime and the live-action adaptations both excluded the Sailor Senshi/Shitennou couplings, they were included in Sailor Moon Crystal.

On April 9, 2007, the Paper Mario series received its third entry (in North America, at least!). Ten years later, Super Paper Mario, the widely-regarded black sheep of the series, has gained a following for its gameplay, soundtrack, and particularly its plot amongst other things. What’s your favorite memory with Paper Mario’s interdimensional adventure?

when i see communists and other anticapitalists excusing the horrific abuses of the ussr and north korea i lose ten years of my fucking life

opposing the evils of capitalism and imperialism doesn;t mean you have to fucking venerate every alternative and not supporting america or the uk or another colonialist capitalist nation does not mean you have to support a different fucking awful nation

we should be striving for better, we should be fighting for a world where everyone is allowed to live and thrive and everyone supports each other and people do not profit off of the suffering of others, not throwing away our ideals at the first sign of dictators because hey at least they;re not the USA 

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Forgotten Book Quotes: S t a n n i s  B a r a t h e o n  &  D a v o s  S e a w o r t h

Aerys? If you only knew … that was a hard choosing. My blood or my liege. My brother or my king … I chose Robert, did I not? When that hard day came. I chose blood over honor.

An explorer sets up camp. She then goes ten miles south and then ten miles east on an expedition. Having done so, she goes ten miles north again and ends up at her camp. There she encounters a bear. What color is the bear?

Night Elf Cities: Cities of the North

Ten thousand years ago… The Highborne lived here in prosperity. We considered ourselves above the common ranks of the other night elves. With our every need met by magic and wealth, we led lives of indulgence and amusement. And greed…

—Kaldorei Spirit

The following is a mix of in-game excerpts and personal headcanons, all for fun! 

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Historic rifles discovered in north Belfast Orange hall

Ten antique rifles have been uncovered in an Orange hall in Belfast.

The guns were part of a shipment of 25,000 rifles smuggled into Larne on board the Clyde Valley in 1914.

It is believed they were concealed in Clifton Street Orange Hall for just over 100 years and date from the Home Rule crisis.

Orange Order members were clearing out a disused room inside the hall when they opened a cupboard and found the rifles and ammunition inside.

Orange Order member Ronnie McDowell described how he felt when he made the discovery.

“I’d like to say it was excitement, but at the onset it was blind panic,” he said.

“We opened one of the cupboards expecting to find minute books and banners inside.

"We were worried at first, as it is not every day that you open a cupboard and you see rifles and ammunition staring back at you.

"Finding out they’re antique weapons with an antique calibre is great excitement.”

The police were called and the guns removed.

An examination revealed that all 10 were Austrian made Steyr rifles manufactured in 1904 and were part of a cache of guns from the Larne gunrunning operation in 1914.

Each is stamped ‘Ulster Volunteer Force’. Once landed, the smuggled guns were distributed and hidden by unionists.

In a statement the PSNI said: “All the weapons date from before World War One and the circumstances in which they were found indicate that they had not been disturbed for many decades.

"Orange Order members facilitated a search of the hall to ensure that no other weapons were present.

"Police are satisfied that the Orange Order members contacted them immediately on making the discovery and that none of the existing members were aware of the existence of these weapons.”

About 25,000 guns and millions of rounds of ammunition were illegally landed in Northern Ireland from Germany on board the Clyde Valley coal ship to arm the Ulster Volunteer Force during the Home Rule Crisis in 1914.

The 10 rifles have been returned to the Orange Order and will be displayed in a museum inside Clifton Street Orange Hall.

The arms were found on 29 December 2015, but the guns are being shown to the public for the first time.

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Time Stood Still, Part 2: Those Fingers Do Not Lie

Part 1 here

“You are the onion knight.”

“I have been called that, my lord.” Davos was a lord himself, and had been a knight for long years now, but deep down he was still what he had always been, a smuggler of common birth who had bought his knighthood with a hold of onions and salt fish.

At the end of his ASOS arc, Davos Seaworth argues to his king that being a proper Hand demanded him also being a smuggler—that to protect the king’s people, he had to go behind the king’s back and send off a precious cargo in a boat. So this was not only a political triumph, it was a personal, internal one: whereas initially our hero was mystified (“Davos was lost”) and even mortified by Stannis naming him Hand, now he understands why he had to be the one at Stannis’ side, because only he can be both lord and smuggler. Davos conceives of his role as Hand as doing precisely what Stannis can’t or won’t, to be the king’s better half externalized. Indeed, one of the most common approaches to thinking about Team Dragonstone, one both embraced and reduced by the show, is that Davos and Melisandre are essentially inside Stannis’ head: they’re aspects of his personality, the angel and devil on his shoulder, as it were. 

Of course, Mel’s POV chapter from ADWD definitively moved her character beyond “devil,” and Davos’ whole thing is that people are onions, but I’m interested here less in the strict moral dichotomy than the dreamlike sense of an entire plot being really a psychic map of a single character. Because as I said in the introduction to this series, that’s how I think of Davos’ ADWD plot: as a reflective dream, a subconscious struggle externalized in the places he goes and the people he meets. 

And that context helps measure the gap between the aforementioned self-reconciliation that triumphantly closes Davos’ ASOS arc and the deconstructive tearing-apart that opens his ADWD plot, indeed occurs before his first chapter. Like Quentyn, the trauma happens offstage, and psychologically shapes everything to come. With Quent, it’s a soul-shattering nightmare, the brutal murder of his best friend; with Davos, it’s a melancholy dream, a friend not dead but simply gone.

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"Two Minutes, Too Late." One Shot

Author: phoenixfreddielounds

Summary: “I saw your Hannibal oneshots, so would you be willing to write a fic where after a disturbing and emotional vision, Chuck contacts the boys concerned that you’re in danger.”

Warnings: Mentions of Sexual Assault, Mentions of panic attacks, swearing

Word Count: 757

Fic/Link to Fic:

He woke up screaming.   

It wasn’t unusual for Chuck Shurley to wake up gasping, choking, or near tears; the visions of Sam and Dean’s life that he was plagued with sometimes contained horrors that could put Stephen King to shame, but this was new.

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