ne t'inquiète pas

sort of on a hiatus or somethin rn
hi! i'm just another tumblr nerd i guess. i reblog random things that catch my eye.
i'm quite aware that my theme needs serious work (mobile colors in desktop theme??? no)

If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark…
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood  (via scrlett)

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humansofnewyork:

"I was in the infantry. We were stationed in Laos when we heard on the radio that the treaty was signed and the war was over. Everyone started celebrating and screaming and lifting each other in the air. None of us cared that we’d lost the war. We were so tired of fighting. When we heard the news, we started waving our arms and celebrating with the same North Vietnamese soldiers that we’d been shooting at the day before. The times had made us fight each other. But we were all still Vietnamese." 
(Ho Chi Minh City \ Saigon, Vietnam)

humansofnewyork:

"I was in the infantry. We were stationed in Laos when we heard on the radio that the treaty was signed and the war was over. Everyone started celebrating and screaming and lifting each other in the air. None of us cared that we’d lost the war. We were so tired of fighting. When we heard the news, we started waving our arms and celebrating with the same North Vietnamese soldiers that we’d been shooting at the day before. The times had made us fight each other. But we were all still Vietnamese." 

(Ho Chi Minh City \ Saigon, Vietnam)

slimedeath:

girijasu:

slimedeath:

demiflower:

being a cishet looks boring why do people do that

Idk maybe bc sexuality/gender isnt based on how cool or interesting an individual wants to look

yeah but why be boring when u can be awesome and not cishet

yeah but why treat lgbt+ identities like some trendy fashion accessory that ppl can just slap on to look cool when u could not act like a complete idiot

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snooki:

why fall in love when you can fall back asleep??

this blog has always been sort of an experiment for me anyway, although it’s become a bit more than that.

but from now on i’m going to try to spend less time on tumblr… school is getting serious and i’m sleeping really late at night for little to no reason, and i need to get serious about things too. i’ll probably visit tumblr from time to time thanks to its stress-reducing qualities, but hopefully not too often…

as for my blog i somehow have a few hundred posts queued up (including around a hundred moved from my drafts), though i’ll have to spend more time curating and tagging them. at three posts per day that stash of posts should just make it into winter break, and at that point i’ll decide whether to keep or delete my blog. (of course if i delete i’ll try to reply to the few asks that are still left in my inbox first…)

thanks to the ~six people that i know and ~two mutuals who have interacted with me on tumblr in some non-insignificant fashion in the past sixteen months or so (if this post ever ends up on your dashes). you make tumblr just that much more interesting. see you soon!

ranmyaku666:

That feeling :( :( na We Heart It.

ranmyaku666:

That feeling :( :( na We Heart It.

A couple reminders for everybody headed back to school

keepcalmstay-s-t-r-o-n-g:

• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• you are fabulous
• they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
• one friend is better than no friends
• eat a healthy lunch
• take care of yourself
• please stay safe
• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• I love you

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solar-citrus:

For those who are going to a new high school, starting college, or just wanting to start this school year anew, here are some very simple tips that will change your routines for the better!  As simple as some of these may sound, we all need to be reminded every now and then that your education and your well being is of highest priority, and to do that, you must know what kind of help is available to you, how to be yourself, and how to reduce as much stress as possible!  I wish I could have covered more but there was no more space in my comic, so feel free to add any other tips if you’d like!  I hope you guys will have a wonderful school year.  uwu

coalgirls:

it dont even feel like september it dont even feel like any month we just floatin thru time

serkets:

school stuff idk

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idkunicornthings:

moechtegern7:

this-is-scene:

iggymogo:

On the Front Lines of a New Pacific War:

On the small, spectacular island of Jeju, off the southern tip of Korea, indigenous villagers have been putting their bodies in the way of construction of a joint South Korean–US naval base that would be an environmental, cultural and political disaster. If completed, the base would hold more than 7,000 navy personnel, plus twenty warships including US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and destroyers carrying the latest Aegis missiles—all aimed at China, only 300 miles away.

Since 2007, when the $970 million project was first announced, the outraged Tamna people of Gangjeong village have exhausted every legal and peaceful means to stop it. They filed lawsuits. They held a referendum in which 94 percent of the electorate voted against construction—a vote the central government ignored. They chained themselves for months to a shipping container parked on the main access road, built blockades of boulders at the construction gate and occupied coral-reef dredging cranes. They have been arrested by the hundreds. Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun, who was jailed for three months, said, “If the villagers have committed any crime, it is the crime of aspiring to pass their beautiful village to their descendants.”

Jeju is just one island in a growing constellation of geostrategic points that are being militarized as part of President Obama’s “Pacific Pivot,” a major initiative announced late in 2011 to counter a rising China. According to separate statements by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, 60 percent of US military resources are swiftly shifting from Europe and the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region. (The United States already has 219 bases on foreign soil in the Asia-Pacific; by comparison, China has none.) The Jeju base would augment the Aegis-equipped systems in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and the US colony of Guam. The Pentagon has also positioned Patriot PAC-3 missile defense systems in Taiwan, Japan (where the United States has some ninety installations, plus about 47,000 troops on Okinawa) and in South Korea (which hosts more than 100 US facilities).

[…]

On the island of Jeju, the consequences of the Pacific Pivot are cataclysmic. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, adjacent to the proposed military port, would be traversed by aircraft carriers and contaminated by other military ships. Base activity would wipe out one of the most spectacular remaining soft-coral forests in the world. It would kill Korea’s last pod of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and contaminate some of the purest, most abundant spring water on the planet. It would also destroy the habitats of thousands of species of plants and animals—many of which, such as the narrow-mouthed frog and the red-footed crab, are gravely endangered already. Indigenous, sustainable livelihoods—including oyster diving and local farming methods that have thrived for thousands of years—would cease to exist, and many fear that traditional village life would be sacrificed to bars, restaurants and brothels for military personnel.

read more at http://www.thenation.com/article/171767/front-lines-new-pacific-war

The hell USA. - - stop

This needs more reblogs!

http://savejejunow.org/act/

http://savejejunow.org/act/

http://savejejunow.org/act/

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How Memorizing "$19.05" Can Help You Outsmart the MTA

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iquantny:

We’ve all been there. The train is coming into the station, and you grab your MetroCard and quickly try and swipe it at a turnstile.

"Please Swipe Again". "Please Swipe Again". "Insufficient Fare".

The last two words are killer. You think to yourself “I swear I had a balance on this card”….

sassy-spoon:

When friend is clearly upset but they don’t wanna talk about it but you wanna help but don’t know how and you just kinda

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officialunitedstates:

[A cold October afternoon.  4:00 PM.  Mrs. Watson’s office hours.  A small room with four desks, shared with three other professors.  A brick wall interior with carpeted floors]
[Gerald knocks on the half-opened wooden door]
Gerald:  Hi.  Mrs. Watson?  Um, I was hoping we could talk about my latest essay grade. 
Watson:  Sure, have a seat.
[Watson grabs chair and pushes it close to Gerald.  Gerald fumbles in his backpack for the paper]
Gerald:  Okay, so, I got a 99% on it and I was wondering what I missed because all you left for comments on it was “Perfect”
Watson:  That’s right.  I remember your paper.  It was very good.
Gerald:  Thank you.  So, I was just wondering what I did wrong on it.
Watson:  You didn’t do anything wrong.  It was a very good paper.
Gerald:  Then why didn’t I get a 100 on it?
Watson:  I don’t give 100’s. 
Gerald:  But you said it was perfect.  Doesn’t a 100 mean perfect.
[Watson quickly glances towards the brick wall to her left]
Watson:  I don’t give 100s.  In my class, a 99 is perfect.
Gerald:  Why is that?  Why isn’t a 100 a perfect score.
Watson:  Because I don’t give perfects.
Gerald:  But you just said a 99 is perfect.
Watson:  Yes, a 99 is perfect for my class.
Gerald:  I guess I’m not understanding why you don’t call a 100 a perfect score.
Watson:  I do not like to give 100s in my class. 
Gerald:  Okay thank you for your time
Watson:  Keep up the perfect work and you will continue to get 99s in my class
Gerald:  Okay Mrs. Watson.  Thank you.
[A fly buzzes in through the door as Gerald exits the room]
Watson:  You let a fly in.
Gerald:  I don’t think that was my fault.
Watson:  Don’t open doors and it won’t happen in the first place.
Gerald:  Okay, thank you for talking to me about my grade.
End Act I

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officialunitedstates:

[A cold October afternoon.  4:00 PM.  Mrs. Watson’s office hours.  A small room with four desks, shared with three other professors.  A brick wall interior with carpeted floors]

[Gerald knocks on the half-opened wooden door]

Gerald:  Hi.  Mrs. Watson?  Um, I was hoping we could talk about my latest essay grade. 

Watson:  Sure, have a seat.

[Watson grabs chair and pushes it close to Gerald.  Gerald fumbles in his backpack for the paper]

Gerald:  Okay, so, I got a 99% on it and I was wondering what I missed because all you left for comments on it was “Perfect”

Watson:  That’s right.  I remember your paper.  It was very good.

Gerald:  Thank you.  So, I was just wondering what I did wrong on it.

Watson:  You didn’t do anything wrong.  It was a very good paper.

Gerald:  Then why didn’t I get a 100 on it?

Watson:  I don’t give 100’s. 

Gerald:  But you said it was perfect.  Doesn’t a 100 mean perfect.

[Watson quickly glances towards the brick wall to her left]

Watson:  I don’t give 100s.  In my class, a 99 is perfect.

Gerald:  Why is that?  Why isn’t a 100 a perfect score.

Watson:  Because I don’t give perfects.

Gerald:  But you just said a 99 is perfect.

Watson:  Yes, a 99 is perfect for my class.

Gerald:  I guess I’m not understanding why you don’t call a 100 a perfect score.

Watson:  I do not like to give 100s in my class. 

Gerald:  Okay thank you for your time

Watson:  Keep up the perfect work and you will continue to get 99s in my class

Gerald:  Okay Mrs. Watson.  Thank you.

[A fly buzzes in through the door as Gerald exits the room]

Watson:  You let a fly in.

Gerald:  I don’t think that was my fault.

Watson:  Don’t open doors and it won’t happen in the first place.

Gerald:  Okay, thank you for talking to me about my grade.

End Act I

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