progress in china


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Ship: General!Jungkook | Spy!Reader
Description: Jeon Jungkook, to put it, was a very lustful man. Lust for the opposite sex, lust for blood, and soon enough, lust for you. And they say keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. As in, intimately closer.
Warnings: TRIGGERING! EXTREMELY GRAPHIC! GORE! TORTURE! Mentions fo Self Harm, Death, Choking, Breathplay, Knifeplay, Bloodplay, Intercourse, Blowjob, Humiliation, D/S Themes, S/M Themes, Creampie, Slight Exhibitionism, Fingering, Biting, Spanking, Degrading Names, Dirty Talk, Hair Pulling, Light Angst
Word Count: 13,804
A/N: NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! Take warnings seriously! This is extremely triggering for some and definitely not light-hearted in any way, shape, or form. Also, this isn’t meant to be disrespectful towards certain countries because of politics, and it isn’t meant to do any harm.

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brittmarietrimmer  asked:

Okay so I have a story in which a third-generation Chinese girl goes to an alternate dimension. Her legal name is Sha-heng but she goes by Sarah because she wants to seem more American. However, Sha-heng is easier for the people in the alternate dimension to pronounce, and she ends up wanting to learn more about her culture by the time she comes back to our dimension because she's gotten so used to being called Sha-heng. Is this okay?

Wanting to Learn More About Culture Because of Chinese Name

To be honest, if your character is 3rd gen, more likely than not Sarah would be her legal name, due to some assimilation with the previous generations. It’s still likely she’d have a Chinese name, but it’d either be a middle name (i.e. Sarah Sha-heng) or something that Mandarin speakers might call her. 

Also, as someone who’s 2nd gen, it’s really likely Sarah’s going to seem more American to Chinese people who were raised in China/Taiwan/HK, at least, although it does depend on how she’s raised. But it’s likely she’d be more assimilated with American culture to begin with.

I can’t speak for other Chinese, but as someone who hears her Chinese name pronounced correctly on a somewhat regular basis, I’d need more than that to want to connect with my heritage. 

–mod Jess

Unless you establish a fairly large “hmm” type situation in her mind, where she’s kinda been on the fence for learning more about her culture for awhile, you’re not going to get a tipping point with that. Like, it took being in multiple university classes that focused on Native life/modern struggle+ guest speakers accepting me back into the culture despite my assimilation+ my whole life of being told “you’re Native I just know nothing about it” for me to get to where I am now.

And even then, I don’t even pretend to know everything. I’m never going to reach the point of somebody who was born and raised in their own culture, and that is a struggle for me. It’s a completely unique experience to dive back into where you came from (especially when language is involved and you weren’t bilingual from childhood— it’s a lot more work to learn a language later in life) and you can’t really use first gen stories for research.

It’s possible to get back to your culture after being assimilated, but it’s a super complicated thing that isn’t just filled with wonder and curiosity. There’s grief and pain and anger and happiness and a whole bunch more, so it’s very much not the “was content being Americanized and suddenly isn’t.” There needs to be a progression.

~ Mod Lesya

anonymous asked:

If you actually cared about climate change you'd understand that the states have been doing just fine before the Accord, if you want the world to get better mind my trumpisms but you need to crack down on China and India who only stepped up because America stepped down. If Trump had gone forward they would just go on business as usual.

Um no. This is objectively false:

The USA is the #2 climate change emitter in the world. Obama had done some work to reduce emissions, and emissions did go down, but Trump is working to erase all the progress he made

China & India have signed onto the Paris Climate Change accord and have pledged to reduce emissions, unlike the USA. China itself has an ambitious plan to massively invest in renewable energy and reduce emissions.

If Climate Emissions go down in the USA it’ll be down to ordinary people, industry and cities, not the U.S. Government at this point.

I’m not buying any conspiracy theories, sorry. Want to convince me, provide facts, not trump rhetoric.

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you're still interested in the Teenage Mecha Ninja Turtles short (but if you aren't, feel free to ignore this message), but I noticed that the children are also named after more contemporary artists that relate to their heritage. Frida = Frida Kahlo, Basque = Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kusama = Yayoi Kusama, Jackson = Jackson Pollock. As an art major who barely passed art history, I got all giddy for recognizing the names! Thought this might be fun to share!

holy shit the artist symbolism goes deeper

i’m kicking myself, that’s so great??? like i didn’t even know that stuff (art history was never my strong point, i was more the sort to do whatever the fuck i wanted in class and BS my way through everything else because **~art is interpretive~**), but i’m so pumped that it’s a thing!!

i’m so happy the creators of that short put so much thought into their work- the continuation of the artist names thing is really quite sweet, and shows how much they loved the story idea, (i love it even more now omg) not to mention that it states the races of each kid, which makes me even happier as a fan-writer. so much possibility, now that i’ve got canon info.

so yeah much thanks to you anon, i can work with so much more depth now that i’ve got this info. plus add jokes about fate since all the kids have artist names despite not being related (that we yet know)


((The trouble with being a part of multiple cultures is that you’re not always split evenly between them 😭😭😭

Russia: China~! How are you today~?

China: w-what’s with that strange smile? Um, I’m fine… thanks??

Russia: hehe, I just wanna check on you for something-

China: this isn’t about wanting me to be in your side, right?

Russia: u-um…

China: for the last time, Russia, I’m not going to be part of you and America’s rivalry.

Russia: I-its not about that-

China: your plans and mine aren’t the same. Even if we’re having the same political system, I can’t fully accept-

Russia: this isn’t about my boss!

China: … wha-

Russia: I-its about me… I… I just wanted to see your face… and how you’re doing with your progress…

China: oh… so, this isn’t an order from your boss?

Russia: no. And… I’m scared… am I really allowed to do this? To sneak out and see you?

China: it depends on you. You’re the country, right? As long as you feel that it’s right, then it will be right. I don’t get why you would come and visit me all the way here, but hey, the least I can do is offer you tea.

Russia: u-um, thank you… I just hope everything is well back home-

China: *smiling* you need to relax, Russia. Don’t be old and grouchy like me! So, are you coming?

Russia: *blushing* yep~ and I feel… I feel that this is right~

anonymous asked:

Can you do how the 2p!Allies are as a daddy (kink)?


He spoils you. Constantly. Present here, flowers there. Everything. He’s not really strict at all, just protective. He gets really jealous is you talk to almost anyone else.


He’s slightly strict. Just sit in daddy’s lap and watch some T.V until you both fall asleep. Exploring with his baby and giving them ALL his attention if they get hurt, or even just almost trip over a branch or something.


Unexpectedly kinky daddy. Baking with him, random kitchen ‘activities.’ Spoiling with attention is his strongest suit. He does gives you presents, but attention.


You’ll do just about everything with him. Kisses all day, every day. His daddy relationship, is mostly about sex. MOSTLY. Not all of it. He’s a working progress.


Random daddy tbh. He takes you to the Zoo almost all the time. You two spend the most time there. He’s really childish too, but is really affectionate and caring.


He’s really strict. He’s very sweet though. He makes up for it by letting you act dominat every so often. He’s one to pick you flowers or have you help him grow them a lot. You two do a lot of stuff like normal couples tbh.

(Damn it, kinky anon.)

(Same. Wink.)


“A Chinese group has become the first to inject a person with cells that contain genes edited using the revolutionary CRISPR–Cas9 technique.

On 28 October, a team led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu delivered the modified cells into a patient with aggressive lung cancer as part of a clinical trial at the West China Hospital, also in Chengdu…

“I think this is going to trigger ‘Sputnik 2.0’, a biomedical duel on progress between China and the United States, which is important since competition usually improves the end product,”…

The researchers removed immune cells from the recipient’s blood and then disabled a gene in them using CRISPR–Cas9, which combines a DNA-cutting enzyme with a molecular guide that can be programmed to tell the enzyme precisely where to cut. The disabled gene codes for the protein PD-1, which normally puts the brakes on a cell’s immune response: cancers take advantage of that function to proliferate.

Lu’s team then cultured the edited cells, increasing their number, and injected them back into the patient, who has metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. The hope is that, without PD-1, the edited cells will attack and defeat the cancer…

But Rizvi questions whether this particular trial will succeed. The process of extracting, genetically modifying and multiplying cells is “a huge undertaking and not very scalable”, he says. “Unless it shows a large gain in efficacy, it will be hard to justify moving forward.” He doubts it will be superior to the use of antibodies, which can be expanded to unlimited quantities in the clinic. Lu says that this question is being evaluated in the trial, but that it’s too early to say which approach is better.


Throughout this book, I have sought, where possible, to connect philosophies with the social environment of the philosophers concerned. It has seemed to me that the belief in human power, and the unwillingness to admit “stubborn facts,” were connected with the hopefulness engendered by machine production and the scientific manipulation of our physical environment. This view is shared by many of Dr. Dewey’s supporters. Thus George Raymond Geiger, in a laudatory essay, says that Dr. Dewey’s method “would mean a revolution in thought just as middle-class and unspectacular, but just as stupendous, as the revolution in industry of a century ago.” It seemed to me that I was saying the same thing when I wrote “Dr. Dewey has an outlook which, where it is distinctive, is in harmony with the age of industrialism and collective enterprise. It is natural that his strongest appeal should be to Americans, and also that he should be almost equally appreciated by the progressive elements in countries like China and Mexico." 

To my regret and surprise, this statement, which I had supposed completely innocuous, vexed Dr. Dewey, who replied: "Mr. Russell’s confirmed habit of connecting the pragmatic theory of knowing with obnoxious aspects of American industrialism… is much as if I were to link his philosophy to the interests of the English landed aristocracy.”

For my part, I am accustomed to having my opinions explained (especially by Communists) as due to my connection with the British aristocracy, and I am quite willing to suppose that my views, like other men’s, are influenced by social environment. But if, in regard to Dr. Dewey, I am mistaken as to the social influences concerned, I regret the mistake. I find, however, that I am not alone in having made it. Santayana, for instance, says: “In Dewey, as in current science and ethics, there is a pervasive quasi-Hegelian tendency to dissolve the individual into his social functions, as well as everything substantial and actual into something relative and transitional.”

Dr. Dewey’s world, it seems to me, is one in which human beings occupy the imagination; the cosmos of astronomy, though of course acknowledged to exist, is at most times ignored. His philosophy is a power philosophy, though not, like Nietzsche’s, a philosophy of individual power; it is the power of the community that is felt to be valuable. It is this element of social power that seems to me to make the philosophy of instrumentalism attractive to those who are more impressed by our new control over natural forces than by the limitations to which that control is subject.

The attitude of man towards the non-human environment has differed profoundly at different times. The Greeks, with their dread of hubris and their belief in a Necessity or Fate superior even to Zeus, carefully avoided what would have seemed to them insolence towards the universe. The Middle Ages carried submission much further: humility towards God was a Christian’s first duty. Initiative was cramped by this attitude, and great originality was scarcely possible. The Renaissance restored human pride, but carried it to the point where it led to anarchy and disaster. Its work was largely undone by the Reformation and the Counter-reformation. But modern technique, while not altogether favourable to the lordly individual of the Renaissance, has revived the sense of the collective power of human communities. Man, formerly too humble, begins to think of himself as almost a God. The Italian pragmatist Papini urges us to substitute the “Imitation of God” for the “Imitation of Christ.”

In all this I feel a grave danger, the danger of what might be called cosmic impiety. The concept of “truth” as something dependent upon facts largely outside human control has been one of the ways in which philosophy hitherto has inculcated the necessary element of humility. When this check upon pride is removed, a further step is taken on the road towards a certain kind of madness–the intoxication of power which invaded philosophy with Fichte, and to which modern men, whether philosophers or not, are prone. I am persuaded that this intoxication is the greatest danger of our time, and that any philosophy which, however unintentionally, contributes to it is increasing the danger of vast social disaster.

—  Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy