I do not know the individual involved in this, but, as an EMT, I feel compelled to post things like this. Wear a damn helmet, guys. I know you may think you look awesome and all the ladies will love how reckless you are, but you’re honestly just demonstrating just how little you value your own life. I know this horse has been absolutely beaten to death over the years, and I’m sure that my words won’t change some of your minds, but just look at the damage sustained by that helmet. Now imagine if your face was put through the same situation. While the helmet merely had part of it ground away by the sheer friction involved, your skull would be pudding. End of story.
TLDR Version: Wear a freaking helmet.
Wear. A. Fucking. Helmet. There’s a reason people in healthcare call them ‘donorcycles’.
Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
so you see this? see these comments? these were comments my sister found whilst watching ga in’s fxxk you music video. read them, take them in. i am disgusted with the kpop fandom right now. i know some of these comments are old, but i don’t care, they are still there and someone still posted them.
do you think ga in’s mv was funny? do you think her singing about an abusive relationship is funny? do you think rape is funny? because i sure as hell don’t. i find nothing about this music video funny. nothing at all.
some comments on the video, i noticed, mentioned that her ‘engrish’ made them laugh and that she shouldn’t try to speak it because she’s bad. um, hello.. she’s korean. korean is her mother language, therefore that makes her a non native speaker. and maybe her english might sound a bit off sometimes but you have no right to give her hate for it.
who are you to say things like this? who do you think you are? do you think you matter? do you think your little snide comment is gonna get you friends? because it won’t. you’re literally being a complete insensitive dick and i am completely done sitting back watching my favourite woman idol get hate thrown at her like this.
people said the song was bad, ok whatever, but keep that to yourself - especially when it comes to a song as delicate as the subject in this one. the song itself is conveying an abusive relationship and the things one would go through if in an abusive relationship. if you even took the time out to read the lyrics, you would have realized this, not that music video wasn’t a big enough clue anyway.
however, some people commented about that there were cute moments between them in the music video and they were confused by this. well, not all abusive relationships are bad twenty four seven. the abuser will have good days, and on those good days, they will usually pamper the victim. make he/she feel good and make them fall in love with the abuser all over again. then, the next time the abuser has a bad day and takes it out on the victim and the victim thinks about how much they hate the abuser - they’ll remember the good times they have and that little bit of hope they have that their abuser will change grows stronger. that’s what keeps them in the relationship. and ga in adding this into the music video was a card well played because it showed she wasn’t completely blind to how these relationships work.
scrolling down more, then i start seeing these insensitive comments and i begin to realize how easily the word rape was being thrown around and i felt sick. i felt so sick because i wondered how these people cope in real life. i wondered if they ever met a rape victim, would they say the same thing? would they say insensitive words like this to them? i fucking hope not. but it made me think a lot, hence why i made this. i think the kpop fandom as a whole needs educating on so many things but this is the number one thing we all need to talk about. i only have a little voice and i know i can’t change an entire fandom but i wanted to put my opinion out there and raise awareness on the fact that these comments: are not okay. nowhere near ok.
"i rape to this song"? what the hell is wrong with you. do you have any idea how sick that is? and the fact people were saying that the video was basically porn pissed me off even more. she was being raped. she did not want it. “well she looked like she wanted it” no she fucking didn’t. you go back and watch that music video and just keep your eyes on ga in’s expressions, that did not look to me like a woman ‘who wanted it’.
yes this is long, but the one’s who think even for a second that these comments are ok need to learn a few things. throwing around the word rape isn’t funny, it never has been and it never will be, so stop doing it. please.
a pod of eleven killer whales - a family of two adults and nine juveniles - was discovered trapped in the ice of the hudson bay off the coast of the small inuit village of inukjuak. confined for two days in the small breathing hole, the whales began to panic as they tried unsuccessfully to find another breathing hole and their way to sea.
while an icebreaker ship would typically be brought in to free the orcas, the closest crew was thirty six hours away, so the villagers decided to cut a half mile of holes for the killer whales to travel through on their way to open water. the village mayor noted that it was unusual to see orcas in the area in january, but that the waters were late to freeze this year.
photos by maggie okituk and marina lacasse