so I notice I keep getting followers here so I should probably post some kind of update thing….
hi i’m kiev, im really old. i’m currently in uni for neuropsych. i am doing pseudo-standalone research and am also teaching myself two new languages while trying to maintain the three i can already manage. i am trying to write a book. i write fic sometimes. i also art sometimes. my tablet is being repaired atm so not much on the art front unfortunately. once its fixed, i’ll be posting here again when time allows. if you need something i’m usually on twitter, @thainiponi.
if you like kpop/korean culture then twitter is @nyoomdada and other blog is kiev-ge.
edit: oh also i have a table with mana at animenext this year. not going to otakon or anything else cause im old tra$h.
this is a call out post regarding noa, coupez-moi on tumblr, timaeustestifier on gigapuase (however he may change his url after this), he lives in the netherlands and suffers from depression and has borderline personality disorder. i was never going to make a call out post about him, but learning that he has constantly abused and manipulated other people is disgusting, and i dont want this to happen to anyone else
with me and him we rped a lot, i wasnt too fond of him at the start because he was gross and annoying, hed always tell me about his sexscapades irl and i was very uncomfortable, and then i remember we became close enough to be best friends, and i told him i liked a girl where he promptly flipped his shit and started crying, and it was uncomfortable and upsetting. he is/was very very depressed and self harmed a lot, i was worried about him, he emotionally blackmailed me and would talk about committing suicide a lot, and then emotionally blackmailed and flirted with me to the degree i felt i had no other choice but to ask him to be my boyfriend, i was extremely worried about him and his safety, and he constantly told me that wed be so good together and we were super compatible, that i was one of the most mature people he knew (he put me on a pedestal and kept telling me i basically saved him, that i was why all the good things happened in his life). keep in mind this guy is 23/24 years old, and has dated a number of minors (from 14 years old) before. i dated him, where he got extremely weird and sexual, despite me telling him again and again i was disinterested in sex as i was asexual. after a week of us dating he kept trying to convince me to move to the netherlands, to uproot my whole life for him (and i was 17 ?!?!). he continually was sexual to an almost creepy degree, and got insanely jealous if i joked or hung out with friends. he would constantly snap at me publicly, and made me feel like the only way i could make our relationship seem nice and fulfilling was to rp with him (where he used the character he was rping as as a way to ‘dominate’ me, and related the characters to us in real life, and that we were these characters. i dont think i need to explain why that is unhealthy). i managed to work up the courage to break up with him after taking a friends advice back in october (after he visited me, was extremely clingy and wouldnt respect my space, and there was a scenario where i was going to sleep, he climbed on top of me as i was in bed and started making out with me, much to my disgust and discomfort. i reiterate, during all this he was aware i am asexual). for next months, he was continuously snappy and abusive towards me, and would make me feel as if he was more important than me, where i should put my mental well being ahead of his. to his credit, he always said he wanted to make me okay and comfortable, but he never followed through. there was an incident where he was going to commit suicide, and had me sobbing down the phone at him, begging him to not kill himself. of course, he didnt kill himself. the end of our ‘friendship’ came when he snapped at me publicly on twitter, and i called him out on it. he blocked me, and then texted me saying he didnt want to be friends anymore (much to my relief!), however, he is in a constant state of victimizing himself and he would never own up to any of his own abusive and manipulative tendencies. he is also extremely passive aggressive. i admit that i fucked up a lot, including encouraging his behaviour and coddling him to the degree where he thought he could do no wrong. i am safe and well now, but the whole experience with him lasted a year or two, and all my friends are supportive and wonderful. however, i dont want this to happen to anyone else. i would get up receipts of our conversations, but i dont want to trawl through two years worth of abusive logs, as i am afraid of relapsing into depression and ptsd
ive also been recently made aware he lies about me, and tries to make out i am the bad guy in some way, i have no idea what he is telling people though. he is popular on the website (for rping i believe, i think he rps as mainly dirk or bro strider) gigapause his username timaeustestifier, where he is friends with the mods, so its unlikely hed get banned
what made me want to post this was i got this message today from a tumblr user who’s identity will remain unknown for their own safety. i have their permission to post these messages
also a message from their significant other to me about this scenario
i am sure noa will try to convince any friends of his and possibly publicly that i am lying, that none of it happened, that its not true. however, i have over 50 people to vouch for my side of it, as well as other people who have been through similar experiences with him. you can choose to associate yourself with him, but let it be known that he is abusive, manipulative, passive aggressive, and will do whatever in his power to get seen as the innocent party.
please reblog this and spread the word so no one else has to go through any more trauma involving him
vaporeon is here, i hope to get to all the eeveelution royalty
Heres me as a magical girl with no context
How is this real and not a joke from a satirical science fiction novel about a dystopian polluted future
Okay, look. I’m in Beijing right now. Beijing has some pretty bad smog. But this image is a little deceptive. et’s start with the picture itself. Everything looks darker and smoggier because it’s sunrise. Even on bad smog days, the smog in Beijing does not look like that when the sun is up. Here is a photo I took on a hazardous pollution day:
And here is a photo from the same bridge, but on a “good” air day:
It’s a pretty stark difference! But even the bad day doesn’t look much like the picture in the previous post, even though the pollution levels were pretty much the same (AQI count ranging from mid-300s to 400s throughout the day).
Second, Chinese people were not crowding into Tiananmen Square to watch the sun rise on a screen. See how few people there are in that picture? I walk by Tiananmen every weekday morning to get to work, and there are NEVER that few people out there. This is China! There are a lot of people here! Even in the pouring rain, there are more people in Tiananmen. Which makes sense! It was 6:30 in the morning and the pollution was terrible. People were probably eat breakfast, getting dressed, making lunch, heading out to work. It’s not like there’s a ton of Beijingers who make a point of watching the sun rise every morning. Anyway, where would you go to watch the sun rise? There’s tall buildings everywhere! Moreover, most of the people in Tiananmen on any given day aren’t even Beijingers. They’re tourists, or people selling noisy light-up tops and Chinese flags and manchu empress headbands to the tourists. Your average Beijinger isn’t going to go into Tiananmen because they would have to stand in line, get their bag scanned, get wanded with a metal detector, and then shove their way through a crowded square. If you want to cross Tiananmen, you generally go around.
So what we have in this picture is a tiny handful of early morning tourists and vendors in an unusually deserted Tiananmen Square, and most of them are ignoring the bright screen that is showing the sun rise. That doesn’t really fit the narrative, does it?
Also, let’s talk about the pollution for a minute. Beijing has some pretty bad pollution. The past three days, it’s mostly been in the 150-250 range. For comparison, LA is more like high 60s. So that’s pretty bad. But that’s not what was in the Tiananmen picture. Thursday was an unusually bad day— it was mostly in the high 300s all day. I went to meet my friend Xinxian at the subway stop and found her staring at the moon— despite being high up in the sky, it was still the color of a smoker’s teeth. But the next day, the pollution levels peaked in the 150s, and got down to the 40s, and the moon was bright and shiny. Some weeks the pollution meter never gets out of the yellow, and some weeks it’s mostly bright red. When it gets into the dark red for more than two days in a row, the government starts imposing driving limits and similar things until the air improves.
I could point out other misleading things about the article, like how the “industrial” masks it mentions are usually just a filter covered in patterned cloth (mine has purple flowers on it!), but really, all of this is beside the point.
The only China most westerners care about is the China inside their heads, the China that could have been a communist utopia, or that’s going to take us all over, or that’s a Stalinist police state, or whatever. This is how Mike Daisy got to be on This American Life with his lies. This is why an author that could have focused on the 1000+ pollution levels of Harbin, instead talks about Tiananmen Square. Because it’s a symbol. And to most of you, that’s all China is.
#fuck how this website treats china#tumblr worships japan and korea like they’re utopias when they aren’t they’re just as fucked up as any other country#but any time I see news about china it’s always about how terrible the country is#how polluted and repressed the nation is#肏你妈+闭嘴#stupid westerners
Oh my fucking god thank you so, so so so so so much ximen. As bad as Beijing’s pollution is (and I should know as well, having lived there for a year), to have such a misleading article is just….*sigh*. I’ve bolded words I thought was important in ximen’s rant :).
Before I go on my rant I’d like to apologize to my followers who don’t like politics. I personally don’t like them either, but there is such a strong anti-China sentiment going around in recent years pushed by one-sided, biased medias that I feel like if I don’t stand up for my own people, no one will, and as a Chinese Canadian, having lived in both countries, I feel like, well, i just want to speak up too.
Just to reiterate the point of a “crowded” Tienanmen square, this is how it would look if people actually DID “flock to Tienanmen square”:
You know what that photo of that article is called in China? “Practically no one there.”
Also, can we PLEASE not forget that one of the reasons why is lot of pollution is because China’s producing a lot of shit for the rest of the world, and there’s only product when there is a demand for it. So blame it on big corporations if you must blame someone, but don’t forget, we can complain about this stuff all we want, but at the end of the day, half our shit is still made in China.
This stage of industrialisation and urbanisation has happened to all the developed countries while they were still in development, and many westerners has seemed to magically forgotten everything while blaming everything on Chinese people. Switching systems so that things run on natural gas or electricity instead of coal is extremely expensive (especially for the people, when it comes to their heating systems, and Beijing has over 11.5 million people to heat up in the winter, which is why there’s such a terrible spike in pollution on the Air Quality Index in the winter) and cannot be done in a really short amount of time.
Honestly, it’s a horrible problem, but people are actually trying, and no one is magic so nothing happens with a snap of anyone’s fingers. Chinese people still need to work and live, so you can’t just shut everything down. They also need heating and not freeze to death so you can’t shut the coal-heated-water-heaters down either. Yes, there are things that need to be changed, but they take time. Personally, I don’t even give two fucks about governments - there are corruption and oppression everywhere within every government and no one’s government is better than another, imo, but it’s horrible when people blame everything on one group of people as if they themselves don’t know anyone who drives or buy products that would pollute the environment when produced.
I’ve read so many ridiculous, uneducated, entitled racist comments about China and Chinese people that I often feel like a lot of people living outside of China don’t see Chinese people as PEOPLE too. They work hard like everyone else in the world (some harder than others, just like humans are), they’re not robots or a drone mind thinking “we’re going to take over the world and destroy it, but first let us offer a sacrifice to our communist overlords beep boop.”. You know what they watch on tv? reality tv shows. You know what they complain about? their own government (yes that’s right, people do complain and don’t get arrested for it, surprise surprise!). You know what girls in China fangirl about? Sherlock BBC. You know who’s more worried about pollution in China? People living in China.(disclaimer: not aimed at anyone in particular. unless you have an extreme biased view against Chinese people, then yes, it’s aimed at you.)
So upon looking up this further, I found that this bullshit news actually hit a lot of different, sort of legit, news sites. I feel like this shouldn’t surprise me at this point, but…it really does :(.
Also, the huge screen was running a looped advertisement for Tourism in Shandong (a province in China). You can see the video here.
Western (particularly American and British) media outlets are so disrespectful of East Asia and try damn hard to perpetuate a stereotype that people over there are so poor and helpless and living in a post apocalyptic wasteland or are some odd gathering of weirdos. The amount of people I’ve encountered who thinks Asian need “educating” and need guidance from them “educated” people is astoundingly huge and disgustingly offensive.
The Fall Behind the Scenes: Lee’s Method Acting
Lee Pace spent the two months it took to film The Fall’s hospital scenes a wheelchair. Only a select few of the crew knew that he could actually walk.
“It was hard (…) but it was about getting that performance out of Catinca, and making her feel comfortable with me, and putting the mood on set that she would be sensitive to. I do think it was valuable, because it caught a level of realism in those scenes with Catinca, a privacy and sensitivity that I don’t know we would have gotten without doing it.”
It’s not “bacon,” it’s a pig.
It’s not “veal,” it’s a calf.
It’s not “steak,” it’s a cow.
It’s not “meat,” it’s an animal…
its not “fruit”, its dividing cells that accumulate fructose…
it’s not delivery. it’s digiorno.
It’s not a scene, it’s a god damn arms race
It’s not “levioSA”, it’s “leviOsa”
Maybe it’s Maybelline