Snow in Egypt for the first time in 112 years
someone played an lcd soundsystem song over a miles davis trumpet solo and i think i feel alive for the first time in my life
do you think this is a fucking game
Brisk | Do not edit.
/SCREAM/ MY GRANDPA JUST MADE ME A REPLACEMENT COMPUTER CHARGER TO USE TILL THE NEW ONE GETS HERE
LOOK AT IT
HE LITERALLY MADE MY COMPUTER A HEART/LIFE SUPPORT OUT OF A PILE OF SCRAPS MY GRANDPA IS TONY STARK
LaLaurie was a sadistic socialite who lived in New Orleans. Her home was a chamber of horrors. On April 10, 1834, a fire broke out in the mansion’s kitchen, and firefighters found two slaves chained to the stove. They appeared to have started the fire themselves, in order to attract attention. The firefighters were lead by other slaves to the attic, where the real surprise was. Over a dozen disfigured and maimed slaves were manacled to the walls or floors. Several had been the subjects of gruesome medical experiments. One man appeared to be part of some bizarre sex change, a woman was trapped in a small cage with her limbs broken and reset to look like a crab, and another woman with arms and legs removed, and patches of her flesh sliced off in a circular motion to resemble a caterpillar. Some had had their mouths sewn shut and had subsequently starved to death, whilst others had their hands sewn to different parts of their bodies. Most were found dead, but some were alive and begging to be killed, to release them from the pain. LaLaurie fled before she could be bought to justice – she was never caught.
This house is right by my sister’s house, which I often housesit.
There are a few thing that aren’t on here that I’d like to add.
1. If you want to see this house, its address is 1140 Royal Street.
2. There’s a strange sensation found affecting locals connecting to the house. Even if they are unaware of the house’s history, they instinctually avoid going to that side of the street. I can attest to this, not knowing what the house was until a few months after I began housesitting. Both me and my sister’s dog instinctually avoid the left side of Royal. After looking up more info on the house later, this freaked me out the most.
3. Prior to the house fire, a female slave jumped from the third story to escape a savage beating by LaLaurie. The window she jumped out of was never replaced, but rather bricked up and painted over. You can see where on the Governor Nichols side of the building, third story, 2nd window from the left.
4. Nicolas Cage bought this house. For no reason.
Thank you Nicolas Cage
Holy fuck how did I forget about her??
THIS CONCERNS THOSE WHO KNOW AND REBLOG FROM KOREAN TUMBLR USERS
The Korean government has recently passed a law that says, in it’s most basic form, “Anyone found as a creator, seller, or buyer of materials containing adolescent pornography will be punished as a sexual offender.”
Okay, well, that makes sense to stop the production of such things, they’re no good after all, right?
This wouldn’t be such a problem if the rules weren’t as ambiguous as hell.
More specifically, the law states the following counts
- Any appearances that could be seen as a teen/child
- Any type of pornography from explicit sex to being semi-nude (think mini skirts or swimming suits)
- Any media from illustrations, games, videos, films, etc.
Of course, it is purely up to the investigator to decide if the subject is an adolescent or not, or if the act is porn or not.
This means I could draw an 80-year-old man in just shorts, and be sent to jail if the investigator thinks the man looks like a teenager in a revealing outfit.
Jail? Surely I am exaggerating? But no, it is the truth: people who are caught breaking this law can be either sent to prison for several years or fined a 20,000$ equivalent, and they will lose their job in the entertainment industry.
Who’s in danger? Anyone who is a Korean citizen, regardless of where they live. Illustrators and animators in America can be removed with no consequence, and even small freelance artists and game developers can lose their jobs and have their projects revoked.
Personal privacy is no issue either; sending a picture to a friend via SMS can and will land you a place in jail if the material is considered adolescent porn. Even worse, the government has set up a system where people can get paid for turning others in who violate this law. One person had even linked 1700 personal websites, many of which were casual art blogs for Korean artists.
How can you help? First, stop reblogging the works of Korean artists on Tumblr, and delete any posts if the original post has been deleted. Even if the original post is gone, Tumblr will still link to the blog that posted it, revealing the creator. Second, spread the word. Let people know that this new law has already caught hundreds of artists who’s art is considered pornographic only by the police. Finally, respect those who have decided to delete their website or blog. They have done it to ensure that no one can falsely turn them in or be unfairly thrown in prison.
This a ridiculous law, but it’s been passed and has caused a huge issue in the Korean online community. Any media before September 2012 is safe, but after that the law is in place. Please help Korean artists to stay safe!
If you have any questions, there is an English-speaking website that you can send comments and concerns to.
I actually had a very good discussion with my fellow Korean artists via twitter and this is actually a serious issue.
As you might or might not know, I’m a Korean citizen currently living in the US. While I don’t condone child pornography and I don’t really draw porn, this affects so much more than the right to draw fandom pairings from anime or games. This is a way of censorship and you could be drawing your OC which has been clearly established as a legal adult but the government can decide they look too young as in ‘anime’ styles (for a lack of better terms) age is a bit more ambiguous in drawings.
The law changes the “clearly can be seen as a child/adolescent” to “can be seen as a child/adolescent” which means that it’s solely up to the reviewer whether it’s safe or not.
This means that anyone suspected of having such material are subject tothe government to go through all your personal conversations whether it was through skype or text or any other form of sns.
This is bordering dangerously on a form of censorship in a country where there were issues with government censorship and dictatorship even just 30 yrs ago.
Please, if you have any pictures that have explicit material drawn by me that you have it reposted anywhere, please take it down.