cosmic-petrichor:

Dublin ———-> London/Rome/Brussels ———-> Athens

Athens ———> London ———> ??? ———> London

London ———> Tours ——-> Angers ——-> Nantes ——-> Dublin

Ok so make those ??? Riga and potentially some bus rides to Belgium and Amsterdam and I think I might have this trip planned out destination-wise. 

I guess technically I just saved my first amount of money for my trip to greece next summer.

vagisodium:

i bet my tongue is stronger than yours wanna find out

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Dublin ——> Nantes ——-> Angers ——-> Paris ——-> Barcelona

Barcelona ——> Belgium/Amsterdam ——> London

London ——> Athens

Athens ——-> London/Rome ——> Dublin

Dublin ———-> London/Rome/Brussels ———-> Athens

Athens ———> London ———> ??? ———> London

London ———> Tours ——-> Angers ——-> Nantes ——-> Dublin

speaking of, Bennett college offers free courses to the Greensboro community every semester

I want to learn arabic next

or the clock tower

IM GONNA BE THE SPARTAN CHARIOT FOR HALLOWEEN


A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow


I fucking love the colors in this, I want to print this off and hang it on my wall

A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

I fucking love the colors in this, I want to print this off and hang it on my wall

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Anonymous Asked:
honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

How does the argument that Hamas is firing from withing civilian neighborhoods and using them as human shields and Israeli troops are attacking those neighborhoods and killing innocent civilians an argument that what Israel is doing is right?  YOU’RE STILL FUCKING KILLING INNOCENT CIVILIANS. 

Oh and your defense that “well we flyered them and told them we were going to bomb their houses”.  First of all, obviously you’re trying to kill somebody, so why would you flyer when the hamas fighters would just leave if they could too, second, telling someone you’re going to destroy their property before you do it does not justify you doing it, and third, THEY HAVE NOWHERE TO GO, you took the land from these people and stuck them in a little strip of land that they don’t have the freedom of movement to leave, and then you suggest they leave so you can blow up that small piece of land.