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The Legend of Korra’s Final Book Countdown

“People usually assume that I’m daddy’s helpless little girl, but I can handle myself.”
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Don’t worry so much about what complete strangers think about your stories. So what if they hate your works and think your stories are garbage? You don’t know them from Adam, and they have no idea who you are either. You’re not writing for them, are you? Do you have a sign on your desk that says ‘I cater to the whims of just one individual on the internet’? NO.

"Instead, write for your friends. Write for those who you know care about your stories. They’ll see your mistakes and point them out, but they’ll do it with kindness and not with harsh words. They’ll laugh with you, they’ll cry with you. So write for those people, because they appreciate how much you’re doing for them and they’ll encourage you when you’re lost. Even if you only have one person like that, write for that one person.

"Write for yourself as well, because ultimately you’re the one crafting the story and not the stranger on the other end of the computer. You want to stick a purple elephant in the mix? Do it. As long as you enjoy what you’re doing that’s all that matters.

“…Not to mention that when the story you poured so much love into finally becomes a major hit with your community and everyone can’t stop talking about it, that random stranger will eat their hat and wish they hadn’t criticized you at all.

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— My mama told me this once a long time ago, when I was struggling to write after getting a series of nasty reviews for my stories. It’s honestly one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten from her. (via kohakuhime)
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The Legend of Korra’s Book 4 Countdown

“We’re brothers. We’ll get through this mess.”

s-k-apegoat:

My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.


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It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this week, and the movement has escalated into citizens occupying Government Square and now, a main road leading into Hong Kong’s central hub.

Most protesters are younger generation Hong Kongers, including university students and even secondary school students. The leader of the student movement himself is barely even old enough to drive a car. 
The movement began peacefully with citizens merely sitting quietly and occupying a public space in a silent protest on Friday night. 

Then at 7:00 in the morning the next day, policemen stormed into the public square and began clearing out the area by force, dragging youngsters out violently, injuring many of them. Policemen have also been witnessed to beating youngsters without reason, and using high-concentration, anti-riot pepperspray on civilians who are merely attempting to protect themselves. No civilian put up any sort of fight or attempt at assaulting the police as far as i know,
(Police justified clearing out the area with the reason that protesters are holding illegal meetings in a public space.)

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(Protesting civilians who remained on the streets overnight are wearing plastic wraps and raincoats under 30 degree weather in an attempt to protect themselves should the police utilize peppersprays again.)

The movement escalated again tonight when the protesters (now 4 times the size of the student movement the previous week) occupied a main road leading to the central hub of Hong Kong.
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The police barricaded the roads and attempted to stop more people from joining the crowd this whole afternoon, but the peaceful crowd remained persistent and would not leave the area even after the police issued verbal warnings. (I emphasize “peaceful”, because protesters continued to be orderly and did not display any forms of aggression. They even cleared out a path for cars to pass the area, something the police didn’t even bother to do.)

At around 6:00, the police began using peppersprays on civilians again, this time high-powered ones that came in tanks instead of in bottles. Our people continued to shield themselves with umbrellas, but the umbrellas were also soon snatched away by the police. Live feed videos have also confirmed that police have been misusing peppersprays by firing them at close proximity, and also not giving any sort of verbal warnings before firing.

Video of a policeman firing at an elderly man at point-blank range:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0r4jKkcDA7E

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Yet again, protesters remained, and at 7:00, armed forces were sent into the crowd. They began firing tear gas capsules INTO the crowds and even INTO First-aid stations. The rounds came every few minutes and i counted at least 5 capsules being fired in a 10-minute period according to the live feeds. 
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at least 30,000 people continue to stand their ground right this second, more armed policemen are being sent in, and news is that these police are ordered to use guns (loaded with plastic bullets) on civilians if protesters continue to remain. 

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I fear for the people because policemen are not what they used to be anymore. These “police” who should be protecting us are now private armies for the government. I am watching my city die. It’s a terrifying feeling. If the police feel they are justified to use force on innocent civilians, tonight could end up in another massacre just like that of the Tian An Men June Fourth Massacre in 1989. 


And at this point I am too emotional to say anything else except that we need your prayers and your support. Please spread this out, people all over the world need to see what is happening right now. 

LIVE FEED OF THE CURRENT SITUATION:
http://sonoapp.net/stream/u/MeeJTV

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The Legend of Korra’s Book 4 Countdown

"I know mom is proud."
alsfreetime:

One last game between old friends…