"We must find a method of conditioning them against abandonment of the Little Sisters. Something physical… possibly even lethal. The lab aides are starting to call them ‘Big Daddies.’ Perhaps there’s some genius to that. Bonded pairs, connected by a love that kills.”
Awesome Wolf Tattoo On Hand
when they said “you’re too young/old”
or start the “but you’re a boy/girl”
while they told us “you should be friend with someone on your status”
they make excuse “you betray me once”
or “don’t get near that weirdo”
and the common “we have different race”
sometimes size is get in the way
they said “we’re on the different side”
"get a 'real' friend”
or “your appearence is disgusting”
they keep saying “we can never understand each other”
friendship in one piece
i dont think i ever realized until this photoset just how important and perfect the friendship theme is in one piece. other mangas/animes just.. absolutely pale in comparison to the bonds created in this show. they transcend my ability to discuss them properly.
what really sucks is when you know you should be doing something but physically cannot bring yourself to do it no matter how important doing that thing is
Adorable Sugar Glider Trevor eats orange and falls asleep
Did it ever occur to you that we don’t want to get in touch with our feelings? That actually feeling our feelings might make it impossible to survive in here?
So a friend of ours made portals out of mirrors and tube lights and set them up so they reflect each other infinitely. But, the coolest thing about it is he actually programmed the Portal gun to turn the lights on.
#GazaUnderAttack update from the ground (Sunday 20 July 17:00)
The current death count is 425, including 112 children. These include Maaly Aby Zayed, who was killed by an Israeli air strike as he distributed aid, eight members of the same family (one who was six months old), and over 40 in just the one neighbourhood of Shaja’iya in east Gaza.
- "Deliberate massacre" in Shaja’iya due to "indiscriminate" Israeli artillery shelling" of civilian homes last night [source #1, source #2]. Entire families were wiped out by the random shelling, and fires spread as a result of the shelling. A UN school was heavily damaged. Footage taken on the ground “resembled Sabra and Shatila”.
- Even though ambulances found it hard to reach the wounded, there was still around 1 a minute getting to Shifa hospital. The hospital morgue ran out of fridges to contain the dead. Doctors say they’d never seen an assault like it: of the 40 bodies that arrived at night to Shifa hospital, 17 were children, and many bled to death because the hospitals were so overwhelmed. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian surgeon in Gaza, said the Israeli army is treating Palestinians “like animals” and asked Obama to spend one night in Al-Shifa hospital [source].
- The Red Cross asked Israel to cease attacks on Shaja’iya to send in medics, but Israel refused. The truce eventually almost happened, but was broken by Israel. Some medics held back for safety, but others still went in to help the living and collect the dead, doing so under Israeli fire [source]. At least one ambulance was totally destroyed (photo above), and at least two medics were killed. One medic, Abu Khames Shaath, went to a bomb site to find his family among the dead [source].
- Israel found to be using “flechette shells” in Gaza, which explode in the air and rain down thousands of tiny darts over distances of hundreds of metres. Not the weapons of an army that’s trying to protect civilian life.
- The UN agency that looks after refugees in Gaza, is almost out of money. They are now supporting over 85,000 people [source], well over the peak number from the 2008/09 Gaza assaults [source], and were worried yesterday they were going to run out of food, medicine and mattresses.
- Despite the constant fear, the Palestinian spirit doesn’t seem broken. “People here are supporting the resistance, which is obvious in all areas, despite our suffering,” says Mohammed Joudeh, a father of five. “This situation cannot continue, or return as it was 11 days ago - under Israel’s 8-years-long siege - where life was equally, if not worse, long-term” said Amnah Odeh, 66, in Rafah refugee camp. [source]
- Elsewhere in Palestine: Palestinian activists cut off electricity to illegal Israeli settlements in retaliation for the power cuts and recent assault on Gaza [source]; Israeli settlers attack and injure five Palestinians in Hebron, whilst Israeli soldiers nearby did nothing to intervene [source]; Israel refuses to buy bomb shelters for Palestinian villages in modern-day Israel [source]
- In Europe: on Friday, our activists occupied the Cabinet Office to demand an arms embargo against Israel [source]; close to 100,000 people marched to the Israeli embassy in London yesterday [our protest report], with the focus shifting to an arms embargo to Israel from others [e.g. in a letter to the Guardian from many celebrities, and an e-petition calling for a total trade embargo against Israel from the UK with over 30,000 signatures]; protesters in Paris defied the ban against pro-Palestine demonstrations, with “large crowds” [source]
- Internationally: protests in Chile, home to the largest community of Palestinians outside the Middle East, has suspended its trade negotiations with Israel, and is considering withdrawing its ambassador in Tel Aviv [source], a move which Ecuador actually did.
- Balance and Objectivity at the Expense of Accuracy?, by Deanna Othman and Roqayah Chamseddine.
- Weapons to Israel and the upholding of false narratives, by Ramona Wadi.
- Israel’s brutal war on Palestinian children, by Mohammed Suliman.
- Israel’s oppression of Palestinians supported by 100 British volunteer soldiers, by Joana Ramiro
- “Death toll disparity doesn’t tell the whole story, it’s true. Even if it was 50-50, the key context is still Israel’s colonial occupation.” [@benabyad]
- The ‘This Is Not Jewish’ tumblr wrote a piece about how to criticise Israel without being anti-semitic, which makes some valid points (but also some less good ones, as pointed out by this LPA member).