Our story begins in a little town in the hoenn region called Pacifidlog, where a simple trainer resides with her pokemon companion, Silver the Octillery. Rumors had just spread to the town about Team Magma, who threatened to expand the land, which immediately spelled trouble for this sea-drifting town. 

There was unrest among the people of pacifidlog, including Mya herself. So she and her trusty Octillery surfed outta town and joined another team who’s mission was to stop Magma’s plans: Team Aqua. Upon her initiation she recieved three pokemon: a zubat, a poochyena, and a carvanha. 

She worked for Team aqua diligently in order to preserve the sea and her home. Mya knew about the team’s ultimate goal, expanding the sea, but she wasn’t too worried about it. She cared about the sea much more than the land, and she was mostly there just to oppose team Magma. She earned herself a reputation among the team and was eventually promoted to Admin, training and evolving her pokemon along the way. 

When she was promoted, she learned all about Aquas plans and how they were going to execute them. She started becoming more aware of the reality and gravity of the situation, and was becoming a bit uneasy about it, but while she now knew of the threat of Team Aqua, she also understood that Team Magma was just as heavy of a threat, and decided to stay. 

Shortly afterwards, on her way to a particularly important mission to Mt Chimney, she was visited by an Absol; a warning sign that disaster was imminent. Seeing now that she had to take affirmative action to stop both teams, she befriended the absol and resolved to not only help Aqua stop Magma, but also work from the inside to make sure Aqua wasn’t taking things too far. This included intentionally losing to any meddling trainers that were sticking their noses into Aqua’s business (coughbrendanmaycough). 

Now I end my story with Mya and her team (now including a Milotic!) being the ones to finally confront Kyogre when disaster hits, because this is my self insert and I do what I want, but yall can take or leave that ending since its such a big event in canon, or just say its some alternate timeline or something.

i really wish i could put together statistics for the number of lives taken under capitalism in america but records arent kept for deaths due to institutional violence such as starvation or lack of healthcare coverage & health issues related to class-influenced geographical pollution and biological sabotage or police brutality , and we can never know whether or not the US was involved in political unrest around the world because the paper trails are always burned. funny how deaths under communist (lol) “regimes” such as the PRC or USSR are always considered inherently tied to the party but capitalist governance is never held responsible for deaths that are absolutely intentional and could absolutely be prevented.

♀ Venus In The Houses ♀

Originally posted by bribooth

Venus in the 1st House 

You are a likeable, magnetic, attractive, and charming person whose heart is often on your sleeve. Unless Venus is very challenged, you are easy to befriend, diplomatic, and warm in self-expression. You tend to attract others to you quite readily, and rarely come on too strong or aggressively. Negative expressions of this position include a superficial charm, a tendency to “play dumb” when challenged or in doubt, and two-faced, passive-aggressive behavior. The need to be liked by others, and/or to keep the peace, might lead to feelings of resentment or general unrest if you feel that you give up your own power to others. You might find it difficult to make solid decisions. Your personal sense of style and manner are things that others find fascinating, and you generally pay great attention to how these things benefit you in life.

Originally posted by closeyoureyessweetie

Venus in the 2nd House

Tangible expressions of love and affection are important to you. Your tastes are usually “simply extravagant”, well-defined, strong, and something you are proud of. Some might feel you have a talent for finding items of value and good taste. You are attracted to items of quality. You may use generosity for your own benefit–in other words, you might give gifts with expectation of reward. Some of you might be hedonistic and overly attached to winning admiration from a partner, at the expense of discovering true love. Your neck and upper chest are erogenous zones, and your voice is unusually attractive. You generally don’t jump into a new relationship. If you do, your feelings grow gradually. A partner who makes you feel safe and secure is ideal for you. Once committed, your love is long lasting and sincere. You have strong values and others will find it hard to sway you in this area. Sensual, the world of touch and smell is most appealing to you. Complex or mysterious partners are not as intriguing to you as simple and genuine ones.

Originally posted by whiteangelxoxo

Venus in the 3rd House

You are verbally expressive, diplomatic, and aim to be tactful. You easily win others over with your words, whether it’s because of a likeable facility with language, a beautiful voice, or a diplomatic use of words. You readily give out compliments. Some of you might use flattery to your own benefit at the risk of being ingenuine. You are generally a very good mediator, aiming to settle arguments quickly and restoring at least temporary peace. You have a mischievous side, however, and your desire to be tactful and polite with others doesn’t always succeed. Some of you might engage in a lot of mind games, and others might eventually find out that you don’t always mean what you say or say what you mean! You value mental stimulation and frequent changes of scenery in your love relationships.

Originally posted by dailyglamorous

Venus in the 4th House

You seek balance, beauty, harmony, and peace in your home and domestic life. You might be especially attracted to luxury or quality/comfort items in the home, and you likely have an eye for interior decorating. There is a loving, personal touch to the way you decorate your home. Your love is decidedly sentimental, and you show your affection through nurturing and displays of sympathy. You don’t give your heart out easily, but when you do, you do it with great emotion. It’s very easy for you to become attached to a partner, and possibly smothering or overly dependent if you are not careful. Your parents’ marriage affects your own partnering skills and style more than most. A parent may be especially charming, beautiful, or otherwise Venusian. On the negative side, this parent may have been especially indulgent or overprotective with you.

Originally posted by meganfoxo

Venus in the 5th House

!Interest in the opposite sex for you started young. Playful, sensual, and amorous, you are in love with love! You thrive on romantic attention, and it is easy and natural for you to always have a crush or romantic interest. There is a romantic, playful side to you that is unmistakable. It keeps you young at heart! You are sensuous and enjoy indulging in the pleasurable senses to the fullest possible extent. You enjoy surrounding yourself with beautiful art and music, and these may play a role in your ideal date scenario. There is a touch of the dramatic in you when it comes to love and sex. You are generally quite loyal to your partner, and you are both charming and easily charmed. It’s also easy to turn your head. You are a warm, fun and playful date.

Originally posted by candiceswanepoel-s

Venus in the 6th House

Your expressions of love and affection are practical and helpful. Being of service to a partner is especially important to you. In fact, you might go to great lengths to be available at all costs to a loved one. While you may not be flowery or showy when it comes to expressing love, you show your love by your availability, rendering services, doing practical things for a loved one, and other thoughtful “little” things. Many of you are talented at design work, as you appreciate and pay much attention to all of the little parts that make up a whole, with the goal of finding order and harmony in these systems. If you are not careful, you might pass up on true love opportunities in favor of relationships that serve a practical purpose in your life, or out of fear that you might not find better. Selling yourself short may be something that keeps you from going after what and who you want.

Originally posted by goldenbuttonsnpearls

Venus in the 7th House

You live for relationships. It is hard for you to think about being alone. Harmony is most important to you, so it is unlikely you will attempt to dominate a lover. You are a peacemaker, sometimes going to great lengths to achieve a balanced, harmonious relationship. Be careful not to bend over backwards just to keep the peace–you may be taken advantage of. Your marriage partner may be especially attractive, charming, or well off. You are extremely attractive, agreeable, and charming, drawing others to you magnetically. You need an unusual amount of contact and exchange with a partner, and might find that you feel completely lost without one. Some of you might quickly enter into partnerships, perhaps too quickly and neither equipped nor prepared for the responsibilities that a long-term relationship demands. In some cases, there can be a shallow or materialistic interest in partners. Your hips and lower back may be special erogenous zones for you, or they may be especially attractive body parts.

Originally posted by fairiedepp

Venus in the 8th House

Intensity is what you seek in your love relationships, so that casual encounters are not necessarily your game. You are easily bored with mechanical interactions between partners, and might prefer drama in your relationships to anything mundane or superficial. However, you also fear being vulnerable in love, and, in youth, you may control your emotions in love. Fears of being betrayed may be at the heart of your somewhat jealous and possessive nature in love. When you give yourself over to love, you love wholeheartedly and expect all-consuming, total devotion and attention in return. You find passion a healing force in your life. Your charm runs deep–just below the surface. You are attracted to all that is taboo, hidden, forbidden, and find beauty in the broken, disenchanted, obsessed, and passionate. In some cases, people with this position might make a business out of love, romance, and eroticism. There is an intensity about you that others pick up readily. Either they run or they are completely intrigued!

Originally posted by spaceandbeyond

Venus in the 9th House

You are attracted to, or you tend to attract, people of different cultural backgrounds. You are attracted to a partner with a sense of adventure. You are not especially clingy, and you expect a certain amount of freedom in a partnership. You want to feel like you are growing as an individual, and you won’t be happy in a relationship that is restrictive or confining. In fact, you have a great love for the feeling of freedom or limitlessness. Your hips and thighs may be especially attractive! You appreciate a lover who is enthusiastic and not afraid to have a good time (with you!). You aspire to high ideals in love, but some of you might pursue sensations in love rather than true or deep feelings and attachment. Beware of a tendency for dissatisfaction with what you have, as the tendency to think that the “grass is greener” elsewhere can keep you from enjoying or developing what you have.

Originally posted by tess453

Venus in the 10th House

Others tend to respect you for your charming manner, and you have many admirers, although some of these are admirers from afar, as there is an aura about you that is charming yet strangely (and intriguingly) distant. You have a great need to be recognized or admired for your charm, beauty, or loving manner, but should be careful not to become too wrapped up in what others think of you, as you might come across as phony or superficial. Some people with this position are “married” to their work or to their image. You are good at making contacts and organizing social events.

Originally posted by really-dont-need-you

Venus in the 11th House

The friendship level of your relationship needs to be genuine in order for you to sustain romantic interest. You tend to focus on a person’s unique qualities — those traits that make him or her stand out — as the most attractive. Your relationships must possess some kind of unconventional element in order to keep your interest levels high. Calves and ankles are either erogenous zones for you, or parts of your body that are particularly attractive! You may meet lovers through group activities. Although you value friendships and group affiliations highly, you might jump into friendships without considering the responsibilities they might entail.

Originally posted by un-holy-girls

Venus in the 12th House

You are big on romance and you tend to live and breathe your partner once you’re hooked. Not the best at defining your boundaries — where your needs and your partner’s needs separate — you can get hurt in love rather easily. You can also feel used quite readily. You are attracted to people from all walks of life, finding a partner who has an unusual background or quirky personality most attractive. Partners who mistake your compassion for weakness can take advantage of you. Being openly affectionate and trusting often doesn’t seem safe to you. You may feel your love won’t be appreciated or reciprocated. You may get involved in secret love affairs or fall in love with a person who is quite unavailable to you at different points in your life. Although you are quite naturally drawn to relationships that are unusual, secret, challenging, and unequal, do take the time to examine why this may be the case. Be certain that you are not, in some way, punishing yourself because you don’t feel worthy of an equal and public relationship. Because Venus represents attraction, and the twelfth house is associated with the feet, your feet may be especially attractive and/or erogenous zones!




Around 200 people in Beirut marched in silence from the Foreign Ministry in Achrafieh toward the Interior Ministry in Hamra Monday July 18, 2016 to denounce discrimination in light of the recent spate of attacks and measures against Syrians in the country. Protesters held banners reading: “Discrimination threatens civil peace” and “Curfews are forbidden."  Lebanon hosts around 1.1 million Syrians in camps across the country, since the Syrian crisis erupted in 2011.

Photo credit / Hasan Shaaban


A lot of people are trying to get word out on what’s going on in Turkey. But let’s not forget there are unrests in Brazil, too.

This is what’s happening in Brazil (by Peter Stokkebye)

Turkey's Erdogan, using emergency decree, shuts private schools, charities, unions
President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.

A restructuring of Turkey’s once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward.

In the decree, published by the Anadolu state news agency, Erdogan extended to a maximum of 30 days from four days the period in which some suspects can be detained. It said this was to facilitate a full investigation into the coup attempt.

Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death during the July 15 coup attempt, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday he would restructure the armed forces and bring in “fresh blood”.

Turkey’s Supreme Military Council (YAS) will meet under Erdogan’s supervision on July 28, a few days earlier than originally planned, private broadcaster NTV reported, a sign that the president wants to act fast to ensure the armed forces are fully under the government’s control.

Reinforcing that message, the YAS meeting - which usually takes place every August - will be held this time in the presidential palace, not as is customary at the headquarters of the military General Staff.

Erdogan has accused U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who has many followers in Turkey and abroad, of masterminding the failed coup, in which at least 246 people were killed.

Ti in all four positions
  • Dominant: Imo killing another human being would be justified if it meant preventing something worse from happening, like if Donald Trump became president and someone assassinated him to prevent the US from getting totally fucked by a leader like him. But if that did happen, there would always be a chance for there to be some unfortunate consequence such as someone worse rising to power or violence becoming more prominent in the US as a result of protests and other movements caused by the political unrest and WAIT DOES “UNREST” MEAN WHAT I THINK IT MEANS *Googles definition of “unrest”* oh fuck yeah, I was right.
  • Auxiliary: *Tries to staple two sheets of paper together* *Stapler is broken and can’t staple* *Takes a staple out and pushes it through the sheets with their bare hands*
  • Tertiary: *Gets a near-perfect score on a math test* That felt nice, I could totally make a career out of doing math if I wanted to!
  • Inferior: *Sees person about to do something mildly dangerous* omg do you know how dangerous that is don’t do that you’ll hurt yourself or someone else
Members of the Trump campaign had boasted that their candidate’s acceptance speech would ring with echoes of the address given by Richard Nixon when he secured the Republican presidential nomination in 1968, in another time of urban unrest and public angst about crime and a dangerous world. It is true that Mr Trump nodded to Mr Nixon’s promises to restore law and order. There were also clear parallels when both speeches catalogued incidents in which American envoys and servicemen had been attacked overseas or taken prisoner by foreign foes, suggesting that the country was no longer feared or respected.

A dangerously good speech: Donald Trump paints a vision of a chaotic and dismal America | The Economist

yeah…that is what this speech reminded me of as well.  1968.  black folks have risen up.  and nixon comes through saying he will restore law and order…

Inmates, staff at Clinton Correctional have standoff
For hours Thursday night, there was a standoff between inmates and correction officers at the upstate prison that gained national attention last year after two prisoners escaped.
By jim hoffer, eyewitness news, wabc-tv, channel 7, abc 7, 7online, new york city

In today’s more global society, what does it mean to be American? The word has long been associated with people living in the United States, but it can also apply to those in any other country in North, South, and Central America. While our galleries of American art for many years have included works from throughout the Americas, we have refreshed them to more fully reflect this broader definition of “American.” In addition, with themes that include cross-cultural influences, racial discrimination, and urbanization, our American Art galleries expand on issues confronting many Americans today.

Throughout the twentieth century and beyond, the figurative and narrative traditions in art endured even as international conflicts, civil unrest, freer exchange of ideas, and new waves of immigration led to the emergence of multiple artistic styles. Many artists focused on the human figure, either to portray particular individuals or to engage with social and political issues.

Although ostensibly a portrait head of a woman from the Caribbean island of Martinique, this sculpture is one of a number of heads based on Malvina Hoffman’s travels through Africa about 1928. The modernized realism of this work signaled a deliberate break with earlier treatments of African subjects ranging from caricature to romanticism. For many years, however, the critical reception of Hoffman’s work remained firmly embedded in racist language and a Eurocentric point of view. With this larger context, the sculpture therefore raises questions about identity and privilege, intent and interpretation, aesthetic and objective appreciation.

Stop by our newly refreshed American Art galleries and see a broader definition of American art on our walls.

Posted by Connie H. Choi
Malvina Hoffman (American, 1885-1966). Martinique Woman, 1928. Brooklyn Museum © artist or artist’s estate 

Sunday, July 24, 1966

  • Second United States warplane is brought down by communist weapon fire over North Viet Nam and its two-man crew is missing, United States military headquarters announces.
  • At least eight more persons are arrested in third clash in 24 hours between police and militant Protestant demonstrators in Belfast.
  • Hanoi radio says “a committee to investigate war crimes of United States imperialists in Viet Nam” is set.
  • Concern over United States policy in Viet Nam is strongly voiced both officially and privately at World Council of Churches conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Illinois Veterans commission discloses it is out of funds—and has been since April—to pay bonuses to which Illinois service men in Viet Nam, or their survivors, are entitled.
  • Montgomery Clift, 45, actor, thrice nominated for academy awards, one of them for his role in From Here to Eternity, dies.
  • Mrs. Enols Gay Tibbets, 73, mother of first atomic bomber pilot, dies la her home in Orlando, Fla. See.
  • Police in predominantly Negro national capital come under severe criticism delivered to President.

Star Wars Aesthetics - Films - Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 

“There is unrest in the Galactic Senate. Several thousand solar systems have declared their intention to leave the Republic. 

The separatist movement, under the leadership of the mysterious Count Dooku, has made it difficult for the limited number of Jedi Knights to maintain peace and order in the galaxy. 

Senator Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, is returning to the Galactic Senate to vote on the critical issue of creating an ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC to assist the overwhelmed Jedi…”