These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there [x]).
I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.
Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.
Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.
A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.
TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!
and awww all roommates went to see her!
Went in a rookie, came out a pro! That was just beautiful
So I was finally able to get a photoshoot at this when I was visiting San Japan last month! My lolita attack on titan cosplay went over really well (as hot as it was in Texas lolol)
I’m not one to really wear girly cosplays (yet!) but this by far has been a fun one to bring to conventions. I hope I can wear this again soon!
More pictures to come!
Taken by Koisplay Photography
We’ve all heard lots about Robin Williams lately about his death, and this needs to happen, he deserves it.
Most (if not all) of us know Robin Williams just passed away, and after years of making so many of us laugh until we cry, I feel like we should give back. Robin was a huge Legend of Zelda fan, you might have picked up on that, due to the fact that he named his daughter Zelda. Above is a picture of him and his daughter (Zelda Williams) in the Ocarina of Time 3DS commercial. They also starred in another commercial for Nintendo for the release/promotion of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii.
You may have seen a post going around to send Nintendo a suggestion about somehow mentioning/dedicating the new LOZ game to Robin, if you went ahead and send Nintendo a suggestion, great! (I did too) But sign this petition as well, there are over 32,000 signatures and this petition needs 2,000+ more, we’re so close!! Please signal boost this.
You can sign the petition here: [ x ] or click on the picture(s).
SIGNAL BOOST TO THE MOON AND BACK