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'Rare for Canadians:' Producers of Omar Khadr documentary nominated for Emmy
'It's very rare for a Canadian to have their production in the running for an Emmy'

From war crime tribunals to marriage proposals, the story of Omar Khadr is a interesting one.

This week it took another small turn as the people behind Guantanamo’s Child — a documentary made about the polarizing man — have been nominated for an Emmy Award.

The film examines Khadr’s life from age 15 to the present day.

The Canadian was the youngest person ever to be tried for war crimes after he was accused of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Christopher Speer.

Khadr pleaded guilty to war crimes but said he only did that because he “was left with a hopeless choice.”

Following the tribunals he spent a quarter of his life in Guantanamo Bay before a series of judicial rulings brought him to Edmonton where he was granted bail.

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anonymous asked:

Takizawa ate his own family? When? Where?

When he goes half-kakuja at the auction, he starts talking about eating his mom’s organs and apologizing saying he couldn’t help it. The exact line is hidden in scrambled kanji apparently, and is not in the translation, but people were talking about it during the action? @harostar has a post on it here [x]

My poor Owl child… you didn’t deserve that. Aogiri brand torture is brutal, whether it comes from the top (Eto, probably Tatara) or the people housed in its branches (Yamori, Torso, even Kanou, eventually).

Anonymous Asked: nalu or nali?

It’s about time I answered this XD

So I drew Nalu from me and @silverheaven0002’s Frankenstein AU

Annddddddd she gave me permission to add a preview of our story!

Enjoy:

After Zeref left, Natsu slowly turned around.

“H-hi…”

“Hi!” She beamed back and held out her hand. “I’m Lucy!”

Natsu slowly reached his hand out to shake hers. “N-Nastu… Ah… I… Like your dress… Yellow is… A nice colour…”

Lucy smiled. “Thanks! I like your hair! Pink is one of my favorite colors!”

Even his smile shook and his face felt like it was burning up. Was he sick?

“Th-Thank you.”

She then stepped forward again, making Natsu wish he wasn’t there.

He messed with his hands and looked away again.

Then they both heard a small snap.

A stitch on his finger was lose, and it was bleeding.

GUESS WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW???
NOW, NOW, NO NEED TO RUSH OVER TO MY
HOUSE FOR YOUR WELL-WISHES ALL AT
ONCE! SINGLE FILE, EVERYONE. SINGLE
FILE.

TOMORROW, YOUR GREAT FRIEND PAPYRUS
WILL BE TURNING... WELL, I THINK IT’S
MORE AROUND THE LINES OF 21 IN HUMAN
YEARS, MAYBE A WHOLE LOT IN NOT-SO-
-HUMAN YEARS??? THAT LAST NUMBER DOES
NOT MATTER AND JUST MAKES ME SOUND
LIKE SOME OLD GEEZER! NO, I’M A HIP &
COOL CAT JUST LIKE THE REST OF YOU...
EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT I AM NOT A
CAT. I AM A SKELETON.

THAT BEING SAID, THERE MAY OR MAY NOT
BE A BOUNCE HOUSE RENTAL TOMORROW.
THERE ALSO MAY OR MAY NOT BE A LOT OF
PUNCH— SPIKED, OF COURSE! WE CAN’T DO
A PROPER PARTY WITHOUT DEADLY SPIKES
IN THE PUNCH BOWL. DRINKING WILL BE A
PUZZLE ALL IN ITSELF. CAN YOU ALSO SAY
KARAOKE? HEAD-BANGING PARTY MUSIC? A
CAKE IN THE SHAPE OF MY FACE? MY LAZY
BROTHER SITTING IN A CORNER AND DOING
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING? I’LL HAVE IT ALL!

FIRST ONE TO RSVP GETS A RIDE IN MY
COOL SPORTS CAR WITH YOURS TRULY!!!

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WELL THIS THING TURNED OUT TO BE BIGGER THAN EXPECTED
I just… I dunno, Imma leave this here and proceed to go back into the shadows
@positivelyamazonian I hope you don’t have any heart issues or something xD

anonymous asked:

Can you imagine how painful it must of been for Josh to turn Maya down and when she said 'girlfriend and boyfriend now?' like I could see it in his eyes he wanted to say yes so bad and I can't even imagine how long he's felt like this maybe ever since telltale tot like he's been hiding this crush forever and has had to act like he doesn't like her. I can't even imagine how much that hurt him. He just looked so relieved when he told her 'I like you too' ugh

He had to turn her down so many times and it’s almost as if he was having an internal conflict with himself - knowing deep down that he liked her, but chanting ‘3 years younger’ whenever he was around her. And he just had to keep reminding himself that of the age difference. Oh, my poor baby probably buried his feelings deeper and deeper leading up to Tell Tale Tot. Remember that look on his face as Maya was making that Iconic speech to him? He was so entranced by everything she was saying, he had to snap himself out of it. All that denial leading up to Ski Lodge where he finally accepted that he likes her and I bet that was such a weight off of his shoulders, he was probably beating himself up over it for a long time :(

anonymous asked:

The morality of team Flash disturbs me as well at times. I agree with you on the hardening their hearts to kill the metas but what really hits it is the continued use of the pipeline. Like they are basically unlawfully imprisoning people in conditions that are usually used for torture(sense deprivation,isolation,enclosed in a very tiny space) for various transgressions-from mass homicide to petty theft. That's why how especially Shawna and Hartley were treated made me incredibly uncomfortable

Dude same. I’ve ranted up and down about it at length. I mentally headcanon that the people in the cells at least have screens they can use to chat with one another or get entertainment, and that they hit some sort of button and a toilet and wash or shower station comes out, another button for bed, etc. That the cameras go off to give them privacy to wash, and somehow that the team gets them access to things like Shawna’s makeup (because her eyeliner is perfectly on point when she escapes). I just… refuse to accept that they’ve been stuck in those cells with zero social interaction or the ability to wash, sometimes for months. I honestly can’t wrap my head around the team subjecting them to that. 

I’m glad that it was made clear eventually that the initial intent had been rehabilitation, now matter how pathetically that never translated to actual behavior (which is what matters, a lot more than intent, but it was relief to hear they had some idea or plan, at least). 

With Hartley, in Season 2, it becomes clear that once they know how to work his gloves and he stops posing a threat to the team and their safety, Cisco wanted to let him go, so I gather that the intent had never been to keep him for long. With Shawna, I honestly don’t think there’s any excuse except that she did shoot Barry in the back of the neck (he only survived because he caught the bullet) so they recognized her as more dangerous and willing to murder. (edit: okay she wasn’t the shooter, it was her douchebag boyfriend, she was just aiding and abetting. so yeah, not likely a violent criminal herself. sigh).

But yeah, after the metas escaped the first time, I never understood why they went back to using the pipeline (except against Reverse Flash, who might present a bit of a conundrum on a few levels, what with time travel and information). But them putting Henry Hewitt in a cell basically until he agreed not to tell anyone about what they did? #YIKES. 

Other than him, who I think they eventually let out, isn’t the only one in the pipeline Black Siren? And I think the reasoning there had more to do with the fact that Laurel on this earth is dead, and so they didn’t want her doppleganger in Iron Heights? I don’t know if that’s because they were going to tell Team Arrow about her, or if they were deliberately trying to save Sara and Quentin (and Oliver and the others) that pain so they were keeping her off the books?

(And shouldn’t they have just sent all the earth-2 metas back through the breaches anyway?)

I’m not trying to excuse the use of the pipeline. I think it’s horrendous (and it has roots in the comics, but in the comics, it’s at least recognized as atrocious and the Flash has no part in maintaining it directly). But that’s how I’ve attempted, poorly, to wrap my head around it so that I don’t end up hating the team.

tatzelwyrm  asked:

Hello again! Would you consider writing some Treville whump? Perhaps with Porthos taking care of him? This is pretty vague, but there's nothing like it out there, and I'd love to read basically anything with this general theme. :)

[I won’t even pretend that this fits anywhere in the show’s timeline, so ignore that. Warning for (off-screen) torture and graphic description of injuries. This is also probably inaccurate from a medical standpoint. (Prompts are open, as always.)]


Splitting up had not been a good idea. In hindsight, splitting up had never been a good idea, so Porthos was perhaps less surprised than he should have been when it led to him and the Captain getting captured.

Then, again, hindsight is easy when you’re not the one who’s currently being tortured by Spanish bandits. Their captors had initially thrown them both in the same cell, then they’d taken a look at Porthos, one at Treville, and decided that they had better chances of breaking the one that was not over six feet tall and a literal mound of muscle. Which was a naive mistake, if you asked Porthos, because if there was one of them that wasn’t going to talk, no matter what they did to him, it was Treville.

All these considerations, of course, don’t do much to distract Porthos’ mind from what’s happening in the next room. He couldn’t hear much when they started, just the occasional grunt from Treville after a well-placed hit. Then they must have realized that mere violence wasn’t going to cut it and switched tactics, because the Captain had started to scream.

Gritting his teeth, Porthos tries to ignore the heart-wrenching sounds that are filtering through the wall. It will do no good to sit there worrying. Instead, he sets to work on the ropes around his wrists. He’s been working at them since they dragged Treville away, and they’re just starting to come loose.

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