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Do non-Australians know the story of how Canberra, our nation’s glorious capital, was founded? If not, gather round.

Most folks think Sydney or Melbourne is the capital of Australia, but no, that would actually make sense, and Canberra is not here to make sense. Canberra is here because Mum and Dad didn’t want to play favourites with the bickering children.

Basically, after Federation in 1901 when Australia became a country in its own right instead of just a bunch of Britain’s convict colonies, people couldn’t decide whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the capital. There was a huge rivalry between the cities (one that still exists today. Melbourne is better btw) and they squabbled and fought for YEARS over who would get it, until finally in 1908 they decided, “right. NEITHER of you get to be the capital.” They compromised by building a city entirely from scratch halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, smack-dab in the middle of the bush. Observe:

(Look at that tiny void of despair.)

For some reason the city planners also decided that grids and sensible symmetrical roads weren’t desirable for the capital, so the city layout is a mess of circles and hexagons and triangles and weird geometrical shapes. Roundabouts. Roundabouts everywhere. And since it’s literally just Parliament House dumped in the middle of nowhere, the city is entirely surrounded by dense bush and there are real problems with kangaroos invading the suburbs, and every summer there’s a good chance it could burn down because of bushfires. It’s so far away from anything that no-one lives there unless they have to, and the people who have to live there are the ones who need to work there, and the ones who need to work there are all politicians. It’s a city full of Tony Abbotts, tbh. Truly a dismal, dismal place. 

tl;dr Canberra is a tiny custom-built nightmare of roundabouts, kangaroos, fires and politicians that exists solely to punish us because Sydney and Melbourne were like bickering siblings who couldn’t get their shit together.

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“If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up.“ – Fred Korematsu, born January 30, 1919.  For his work resisting F.D.R.’s Executive Order 9066 and fighting for the survivors of the Japanese American internment, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. To commemorate his journey as a civil rights activist, the “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution” was observed for first time on January 30, 2011, by the state of California.  It was the first such commemoration for an Asian American in the US.

He is the subject of a new book by Lorraine K. Bannai, Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice.

On any given day, I can barely remember what I did an hour ago, but hey, I do remember things from those long-ago days when

- I played with my (inexplicably red-haired) She-Ra figurine! (The books had a proper golden-haired She-Ra, however, and the most quality Adora/Glimmer and Adora/Catra material.)

- The Little Mermaid came out and it was the greatest thing to ever happen in all my … uh. three years of life

- ROD STEWART HERE, ROD STEWART THERE, ROD STEWART EVERYWHEREEEEE

- we had a terrible Republican president who, nevertheless, inspired sullen dislike rather than existential dread

Thank you, Hillary

(x)  Black Protest October 3, 2016 - Warsaw 

This year in October, the Polish government together with a far-right organisation Ordo Iuris demanded a blanket ban on abortion in Poland. The proposed law would force women to give birth  at the expense of their own health and safety. Obtaining abortion, even if a pregnancy resulted from rape or incest would be made illegal but thousands of women and men took to the streets. The protests worked and the Polish government dismissed this barbaric parliamentary project.

Later, I was looking at the pictures and I’ve found a couple of them like the one above -  people were holding the banners with the message “HUMAN RIGHTS ARE WOMEN’S RIGHTS”.

It is inspiring. It means that the message  from the Fourth World Conference on Women from 1995 got implanted in the collective memory of societies around the world and it comes forth when there’s a serious endangerment to our rights. 

Thank you, Hillary. You had the courage of your convictions. You did what was right. You said the right words in order to make a change. And you did. We are empowered by these words. We use them as our shield against misogyny, inequality and assaults on our dignity. And we win.

Thank you, Hillary. Thank You. 

What I like the most about Kenny Omega is how sincere he makes everything out to be. Obviously he’s an incredible athlete with an insane amount of skill but pro wrestling is all about telling a story right? He tells stories with such conviction, it’s amazing to watch him work or even hear him talk about the business we love so much.

The current hiatus he’s on is further evidence of his brilliance I think. It’s relatable too. We’ve all been in situations where we’ve put a lot of time and effort into something only to fail. To fall flat on our ass and then get bummed out and re-think the future. That’s what he’s portraying right now and it’s caught all of our attention in one way or another and it makes you genuinely feel for the guy.

It’s literally the most believable thing in pro wrestling today in my opinion and just proves, without a shadow of a doubt, why he’s one of the elite.

yeah great weed is legal in more states now how about getting convicts w/ weed offenses their voting rights back and letting them out of jail

Merlin alternate endings:

1. Fuckdragon actually cures Arthur, everyone lives happily ever after

2. Arthur isn’t a bitch and doesn’t kill Mordred’s girlfriend, together they defeat Morgana, everyone lives happily ever after

3. Merlin isn’t a bitch and saves Mordred’s girlfriend, together they convince Arthur magic isn’t a bad thing, together they defeat Morgana, everyone lives happily ever after

4. Merlin killed Mordred in the first place, they eventually defeat Morgana who’s weak, everyone lives happily ever after

5. Uther isn’t such a whiny fuckboy and treats Morgana right, despite her powers, everyone in the kingdom gets respected, you only get convicted if you misuse magic, EVERYONE lives happily ever after

6. If Merlin is such a good magician, he could just control Mordred’s mind and stop him from fighting with Arthur, lets Arthur kill him, everyone lives happily ever after

7. Morgana solves her issues in a peaceful way, everyone lives

8. Arthur stays the fuck alive, everyone happy, he ditches Gwen, marries Merlin, everyone lives happily ever after

9. Gaius completes his transformation into a turtle, kills everyone with laserpower, Gaius lives happily ever after

10. An owl with the face of Randy Newman descends onto Camelot, blesses everyone with his owlness, everyone lives peacefully and happily ever after

things my little brother has done while reading the hunger games
  • started screeching at 6:30 in the morning because he found out that peeta likes katniss and kept repeating “but they’re both going into the arena!” all day
  • “why is she kissing peeta when she has gale back home??”
  • wandered around shell-shocked when he finished reading it until we found our copy of catching fire
  • “she should have killed peeta when she had the chance!!”
  • demanded to know if peeta died “so he could have something to look forward to”
  • “i hope peeta dies in the rebellion”
  • when asked what she should do without peeta, he said, “she should be SINGLE”
  • “peeta’s just a pile of bread! with bread on top!”
  • when the symbiotic relationship katniss and peeta had in the arena was explained to him by yours truly, he replied, “like a rhino and a tick bird?”
  • basically doesn’t like peeta very much and is very dramatic about it
Emily’s Trailer

While doing research for my tunnel meta (X) and an upcoming one, I came across pictures Emily posted on her Instagram. She posted them in the fall of 2015. They appear to be in the same trailer. She posted the right one first, and it callbacks to a cast member’s post from the same time frame (explanation linked in my tunnel meta). The left one she deleted after people started to comment on its similarities to Norman’s trailer, and she happened to post it the day that TPTB conducted filming in the studio: X. (She might have had pink nail polish in these pictures because she had filmed for Conviction Love On the Sidelines right before, as she has been seen wearing that color in the show.) This trailer is Emily’s.

(To spare a long post of pictures, I put everything else under the read more.)

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One. Sentence.

That one sentence. Said from across the room with a smirk and a fire that travels across the gaze that peers right into her eyes. Said with conviction. Said like I mean it. Because I do.

“You’re going to march yourself over here right now, and I’m going to tickle the ever-loving fuck out of you until you can’t take another second”