here is some stuff i am tired of in my young adult lit:
- our heroine tires of silly useless femme girls
- also those girls are probably bitches
- thoughtful/taciturn fathers and emotional/babbling mother
- everyone is an only child unless they have an annoying little brother
After I saw him in The Cripple of Inishmaan, I anxiously waited to meet Daniel Radcliffe at the stage door so I could get this card signed. Because I was toward the back of the crowd, I didn’t think Daniel would even notice the card, but I was very wrong. As soon as he caught sight of the card, Daniel started laughing. He then took the card and explained how he had wanted to sign one of the cards ever since he had found out about it and signed it with my Sharpie. Then he THANKED me for bringing it and took my phone and took a selfie with me. Needless to say, I was very happy.
Yeah, so I’m going to do a giveaway for the tiny bit of followers that I have and hopefully someone will get a smile on their face for winning this.
- Little Secrets Choker from TheLittlePinkKitten
- Lolita dress from Chess Story
- Pink Angel Purse from SyndromeStore
- 2 wigs from Dolluxe
- must be following me.
- reblog as many times as you want.
- likes do not count.
- giveaway blogs do not count either.
- this giveaway is international, shipping fees are on me.
- this giveaway ends september 14th.
- good luck to all participants.
Hundreds of families reported to have left Iraqi city Mosul after group said they must convert, leave, pay tax or die.
"Some families have had all their money and jewellery taken from them at an insurgent checkpoint as they fled the city," Abu Rayan, a Christian who left Mosul with his family told AFP news agency on Saturday.
"Some of our homes have already been confiscated and I know families who have handed their keys to neighbours, asking them to look after their property with the hope they would return one day." Rayan said.
The hardline group on Friday ordered Christians in Mosul that they could convert, pay a tax or flee the city after abandoning their possessions.
An earlier Islamic State statement said there would be “nothing but the sword” if Christians did not abide by those conditions by 9am GMT on Saturday.
The AFP said that hundreds of Christians had fled by the deadline, although Al Jazeera could not confirm these numbers.
While some families initially appeared prepared to pay the “jizya” Islamic tribute to stay in their ancient homes, messages broadcast by mosques on Friday appeared to spark an exodus.
"Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil" in the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako, who heads Iraq’s largest Christian community, told AFP.
"For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians," he said, putting the number of those who were still in the city on Thursday at 25,000.
The Islamic State “seems intent on wiping out all traces of minority groups from areas it now controls in Iraq,” Human Rights Watch said in a statement Saturday.
The mass displacement was the latest in weeks of turmoil which has forced more than 600,000 people from their homes, left thousands dead and brought Iraq to the brink of collapse.
Over 5,500 Iraqis have been slaughtered since the invasion of ISIS, with tens of thousands of Christians, Shias and Kurds demonised and forced to flee their homes. The world doesn’t seem to care because Iraq is not in Gaza. For those of you posting about Gaza only, I wish you just make an effort to see what’s been happening in Iraq and stand up to this cancer that’s plaguing both Iraq and Syria… Isn’t it about humanity after all?!
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.