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2018 December

2018 November

  • 【美術設計師Eric Geusz的靈感來源】

    來自美國舊金山的Eric Geusz,是一名軟體工程師,也是一名美術設計師。原來他的創作靈感來自生活周邊的小東西🍦🎮🖱💡!XD

    Eric Geusz from San Francisco, USA, is a software engineer and an art designer. It turned out that his creation was inspired by the little things around life🍦🎮🖱💡! XD


    Come and admire his source of inspiration for fantasy!



    🌟Graphics/documents copyright is owned by the original author.


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2018 October

2018 September

  • 🔁 Repost from Gerone Jan Baladhay:

    we all know how the Earth Kingdom fell...

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  • 🔁 Repost from The Ateneo Assembly:

    The threats to our democracy are very real, but the fears of today were the realities of the past.

    The Citizen: Digest presents Anatomy of Authoritarianism, a revisiting of leaders whose handiwork of violence and destruction represent everything we presently fear for our democracy.

    Are we headed to authoritarianism? Worse, are we already in one?

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  • 🔁 Repost from Roy Moore:

    So today the police came round and arrested several men in the area for not wearing t-shirts... Hauled them off to jail, to book them and process them, for not wearing a t-shirt. It's a real sight to behold uniformed, well armed policemen (full assault rifles), wandering and driving round the streets looking for poor people to round up and arrest on the flimsiest excuse...

    The damage the police have done in communities like Payatas is difficult to explain. Difficult to fully express. But the damage done within the culture of the police will not be repaired for decades.

    It will take decades for the country to recover from this... politically, economically, and socially...

    You may not be scared that you'll be randomly targeted in order to fill out the quotas for arrest, but once they've run out of options in the poor communities, yours will be next.

  • 🔁 Repost from MTG Rocks:

    via Greg Whiteside‎

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  • 🔁 Repost from JDMselect:


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  • 🔁 Repost from Puck Curtis:

    Two Roman commanders were tasked with conquering the Gauls.

    One of them, Marcus Maximus, has vigorously trained his fighting men to within an inch of their lives. He thinks he is ready for any eventuality.

    The other, more senior commander, goes by Brutus Quintus. He also has highly trained men under his command but he never goes anywhere without a unit of half-naked northern men painted blue. They are, in fact, a group of Pictish barbarians.

    On the morning of the battle Marcus Maximus charges forward and destroys the Gauls almost immediately. It is total supremacy on the battlefield and Brutus Quintus just watches it all happen silently without committing a single soldier to the battle.

    The following morning the army awakes and there, through some sorcery, is the Gaul army untouched and waiting again for battle. Again Marcus Maximus leads his troops into the fight and wipes out the Gauls only to awaken the next morning to find them magically waiting again.

    Five days running Marcus defeats the Gauls and yet each morning his victory is undone by the magics of the Gauls.

    Finally on the sixth day Brutus Quintus lines up his troops with his Pictish barbarians in the vanguard. They charge into the Gauls wiping them out. The next morning Marcus Maximus awakens ready to taunt Brutus for his failure but there on the field of battle is all the evidence of the defeated Gauls. Somehow, Brutus Quintus has defeated the Gauls and their magic.

    Marcus Maximus looks to Brutus Quintus and asks him, "How did you undo these magics."

    Brutus Quintus calmly replies, "Simple Marcus, you must understand that you need Picts or it didn't happen."

  • 🔁 Repost from Voice Of Millennials:

    Imbes na solusyonan ang krisis sa bigas dahil sa mga Rice Hoarders, paglaganap ng druga dahil sa mga Drug smugglers, at kakulangan ng isda na nakukuha ng mga filipino fishermen dahil sa mga Chinese Poachers. Mas pinagtutuunan pa niya ng pansin ang pagpapatahimik sa mga kritiko.

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2018 August

  • A National Heroes Day Special

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  • 🔁 Repost from Angelica Naca:

    Convo with a friend last night. Shouldn't we be afraid? Shouldn't we be alarmed? Law student na mismo, muntik pa mabiktima ng illegal arrest. Please be vigilant at all times. Let's all look out for one another because the government and the police (not generalizing all policemen) clearly would not.

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  • 🔁 Repost from Roberto Galang:

    For linguists, Tagalog is one of the most fascinatingly complex languages, primarily because of the way verbs conjugate. In many languages, verbs conjugate mainly by tense (past, present, future) and by voice (passive, active). For Tagalog speakers, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as the language has multiple triggers.

    Indicative: Kumain ako ng tinapay. / I ate bread
    Passive: Kinain ako ng tinapay. / The bread ate me.
    Benefaction: Ikinain ko siya ng tinapay. / I ate the bread for him.
    Locational: Kinainan ko ito ng tinapay. / I ate bread on this.
    Instrumental: Ipinangkain ko ang tinapay. / I used the bread to eat.
    Reciprocal: Nagkainan kami ng tinapay. / The bread and I ate each other.
    Potential: Nakakain ako ng tinapay. / I was able to eat bread.
    Social: Nakikain ako ng tinapay. / I ate bread with others.
    Causative: Nagpakain ako ng tinapay. / I let them eat bread.
    Imperative: Kainin mo ang tinapay. / You, eat the bread!
    Plurality: Nagsikain kami ng tinapay. / We all ate bread.

    Kinainan ko ang tinapay. / I ate part of the bread.
    Nakain ko ang tinapay. / I inadvertently ate the bread.
    Ipinakain ako sa tinapay. / They let the bread eat me.
    Pinagkainan ko ang tinapay. / I ate on the bread.
    Napakain ako ng tinapay. / I ended up eating bread. (Thanks Jeng .)

    On top of this, there are no rules about which prefix to use: ma, mag, or um. What psychotic society invented this verb system anyway?

    Maligayang buwan ng wika!

2018 July

  • 🔁 Repost from The Jon S. Randal Peace Page:

    On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom, and, she would gasp, seeing something she thought she would never see in her lifetime. Throughout the nation, there were similar reactions.

    What they saw was Franklin Armstrong's first appearance on the iconic comic strip "Peanuts." Franklin would be 50 years old this year.

    Franklin was "born" after a school teacher, Harriet Glickman, had written a letter to creator Charles M. Schulz after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot to death outside his Memphis hotel room.

    Glickman, who had kids of her own and having worked with kids, was especially aware of the power of comics among the young. “And my feeling at the time was that I realized that black kids and white kids never saw themselves [depicted] together in the classroom,” she would say.

    She would write, “Since the death of Martin Luther King, 'I’ve been asking myself what I can do to help change those conditions in our society which led to the assassination and which contribute to the vast sea of misunderstandin g, hate, fear and violence.'”

    Glickman asked Schulz if he could consider adding a black character to his popular comic strip, which she hoped would bring the country together and show people of color that they are not excluded from American society.

    She had written to others as well, but the others feared it was too soon, that it may be costly to their careers, that the syndicate would drop them if they dared do something like that.

    Charles Schulz did not have to respond to her letter, he could have just completely ignored it, and everyone would have forgotten about it. But, Schulz did take the time to respond, saying he was intrigued with the idea, but wasn't sure whether it would be right, coming from him, he didn't want to make matters worse, he felt that it may sound condescending to people of color.

    Glickman did not give up, and continued communicating with Schulz, with Schulz surprisingly responding each time. She would even have black friends write to Schulz and explain to him what it would mean to them and gave him some suggestions on how to introduce such a character without offending anyone. This conversation would continue until one day, Schulz would tell Glickman to check her newspaper on July 31, 1968.

    On that date, the cartoon, as created by Schulz, shows Charlie Brown meeting a new character, named Franklin. Other than his color, Franklin was just an ordinary kid who befriends and helps Charlie Brown. Franklin also mentions that his father was "over at Vietnam." At the end of the series, which lasted three strips, Charlie invites Franklin to spend the night one day so they can continue their friendship. [The original comic strip of Charlie Brown meeting Franklin is attached in the initial comments below, the picture attached here is Franklin meeting the rest of the Peanuts, including Linus. I just thought this was a good re-introduction of Franklin to the rest of the world - "I'm very glad to know you."

    There was no big announcement, there was no big deal, it was just a natural conversation between two kids, whose obvious differences did not matter to them. And, the fact that Franklin's father was fighting for this country was also a very strong statement by Schulz.

    Although Schulz never made a big deal over the inclusion of Franklin, there were many fans, especially in the South, who were very upset by it and that made national news. One Southern editor even said, “I don’t mind you having a black character, but please don’t show them in school together.”

    It would eventually lead to a conversation between Schulz and the president of the comic's distribution company, who was concerned about the introduction of Franklin and how it might affect Schulz' popularity. Many newspapers during that time had threatened to cut the strip.

    Schulz' response: "I remember telling Larry at the time about Franklin -- he wanted me to change it, and we talked about it for a long while on the phone, and I finally sighed and said, "Well, Larry, let's put it this way: Either you print it just the way I draw it or I quit. How's that?"

    Eventually, Franklin became a regular character in the comic strips, and, despite complaints, Franklin would be shown sitting in front of Peppermint Patty at school and playing center field on her baseball team.

    More recently, Franklin is brought up on social media around Thanksgiving time, when the animated 1973 special "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" appears. Some people have blamed Schulz for showing Franklin sitting alone on the Thanksgiving table, while the other characters sit across him. But, Schulz did not have the same control over the animated cartoon on a television network that he did on his own comic strip in the newspapers.

    But, he did have control over his own comic strip, and, he courageously decided to make a statement because of one brave school teacher who decided to ask a simple question.

    Glickman would explain later that her parents were "concerned about others, and the values that they instilled in us about caring for and appreciating everyone of all colors and backgrounds — this is what we knew when we were growing up, that you cared about other people . . . And so, during the years, we were very aware of the issues of racism and civil rights in this country [when] black people had to sit at the back of the bus, black people couldn’t sit in the same seats in the restaurants that you could sit . . . Every day I would see, or read, about black children trying to get into school and seeing crowds of white people standing around spitting at them or yelling at them . . . and the beatings and the dogs and the hosings and the courage of so many people in that time."

    Because of Glickman, because of Schulz, people around the world were introduced to a little boy named Franklin.

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