Random witterings

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

(via laughterkey)

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Knit Doctor Who Scarves. Oh no! wittylittleknitter.com’s site is dead! I was checking this post and the found her site to be gone. If you ever read her home page you will see that she has gone to great lengths to make the scarves as authentic as possible - this is why I was so upset. She’s left up the last scan of the original wittylittleknitter.com site since the domain expired on May 26, 2014. 

You can find scarf patterns/colors for Doctor Who Seasons 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 and not only that but charts and colors for various types of yarns. If you like these scarves go quickly download the patterns in your choice of yarn. You can go to Ravelry here, but the links may go back to the last scan of her website here: https://web.archive.org/web/20131203115058/http://wittylittleknitter.com/

On Witty Little Knitter’s Meticulous Color Matching:

The Brown Scarves (Seasons Twelve through Fourteen) The original BBC patterns list the following colors: Purple, Camel, Bronze, Mustard, Rust, Grey and Greenish brown

When I visited the Scarf on Long Island, I took a OTT Light (a full spectrum light that replicates natural daylight indoors)  and a Pantone color book with me and tried to match the colors as closely as I could.

Now, the Shada Scarf is faded, shrunk and partially felted.  It has obviously had a long hard life. The colors I chose were what I thought the original colors would look like. I based these color choices on twenty years of knitting and personal observation of what yarn colors do over time.

The most controversial color is the green. I observed a greenish brown color that was more brown than green.  This matches many old British military sweaters I have seen in collections.  They start out a muddy, olive green and gradually turn more brown as they age due to sun damage and repeated washing.

So, I claim that there is a muddy, drab olive green in the scarf. I should also mention that the bronze is the only color in the scarf that is heathered yarn. Heathered yarn is slightly variegated, giving a richer, more natural appearance.

The other colors are flat, with no variation.

My closest color matches were:

  • Pantone 4665  for Camel
  • Pantone 7512 for Bronze
  • Pantone 1797 for Rust
  • Pantone 142 for Mustard
  • Pantone 4485 for Green
  • Pantone 425 for Grey
  • Pantone 511 for Purple

Now, a Pantone color book will set you back at least $100

Here’s a cheap and easy substitute.  Go to your local Home Depot and pick up the following color chips from the paint department:

  • Behr S-G-170 Licorice Stick for rust
  • Behr S-G-690 Delicious Berry for purple
  • Behr 260F-4 Sunset Beige for camel
  • Behr 300B-6 Glorious Gold for mustard
  • Behr 770F-5 Dark Ash for grey
  • Behr 320F-7 Fig for green
  • and Glidden GLO31 Spiced Gingerbread for bronze

Take these color chips to your local yarn shop and match away!

If you can’t get access to a Home Depot, I’ll try my best to describe these colors to you:

  • purple– I’d call this a plum towards burgundy.  Heavy on the red.  Must be the darkest color on the scarf.
  • camel– more of a taupe, a tan with a lot of pink, much darker than I would have guessed
  • bronze– a red brown, rich, medium shade.  Heathered if you can find it.
  • mustard– light mustard gold.  Think ‘Frenches’ rather than ‘Grey Poupon’
  • rust– a medium red with a lot of orange, brick red
  • grey– a flat medium color with more brown than blue
  • greenish brown– olive drab, muddy, the brownest green you can find

Season Eighteen (the Red and Purple)

The official BBC Pattern lists the following colors:

Terra Cotta, Deep Purple, Claret

The Season Eighteen in the Doctor Who Museum in Blackpool was in pretty good shape.  It had some wear and tear and some minor sun damage.

Again, I took my OTT Light and my Pantone book with me and tried to match the colors as closely as I could.

My closest color matches were:

  • Pantone 262C for Deep Purple
  • Pantone 209 for Claret
  • Pantone 174 for Terra Cotta

Your local Home Depot should have the following color chips in the paint department:

  • Behr 680D-7 Bunchberry for Deep Purple
  • Behr S-H-110 Wine Tasting for Claret
  • Behr 190D-7 Briquette for Terra Cotta
  • Descriptions:
  • Deep purple– a deep plum color.  Must be the darkest of the three colors
  • Claret– a medium burgundy color
  • Terra Cotta– a reddish orange with a little pink.  Very close in value to the Claret.

(Source: trueblluemeandyou)

molly23:

flamingraichu:

I googled ‘motion capture Groot’. I was not disappointed. 


DIBS.THIS IS MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME.YOU CANNOT SUPPLANT MY DIBS.

molly23:

flamingraichu:

I googled ‘motion capture Groot’. I was not disappointed. 

DIBS.

THIS IS MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME.

YOU CANNOT SUPPLANT MY DIBS.

solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

(via thefrogman)

rin-matsuokas-hips:

conductoroftardislight:

heartofalifer:

SOMETIMES I GET SO FUCKING ANGRY WHEN I REMEMBER THAT I AM A GIRL BECAUSE MY MONEY HAS TO GO TO BUYING BRAS FOR THESE STUPID ORGANIC MILK BAGS AND PADS FOR MONTHLY UNWANTED SUBSCRIPTION OF LUCIFER’S WATERFALL LIKE WTF MAN WHY DONT THESE THINGS COME FREE WHEN MY UNWANTED PACKAGE IS GIVEN TO ME SERIOUSLY THO

organic milk bags

monthly subscription to lucifer’s waterfall

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