Muslim leaders from across the globe paid tribute Holocaust victims this week during a visit to Auschwitz, the former Nazi concentration camp, where they prayed at the Wall of Death for those who were killed by genocide and suffered under violent anti-Semitism.
The imams, who hailed from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bosnia, Palestine, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey and the United States, performed Islamic prayers while facing Mecca as part of a Holocaust awareness visit organized in part by the International Religious Freedom office of the U.S. State Department.
"What can you say? You’re speechless. What you have seen is beyond human imagination," Imam Mohamed Magid, President of the U.S.-based Islamic Society of North America, told Agence France-Presse.
"Whether in Europe today or in the Muslim world, my call to humanity: End racism for God’s sake, end anti-Semitism for God’s sake, end Islamophobia for God’s sake, end sexism for God’s sake… Enough is enough," said Magid, who leads the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Northern Virginia.
(via The Huffington Post.)
you know how much pressure there is on girls to be good at every video game they play, because if they fuck up once there’s going to be a heck of a lot of people saying how girls suck and how they shouldn’t play video games
baby arctic fox tries to eat a man alive
If this isn’t good marketing I literally don’t want to know what is.
Beautiful pixel fanart by http://dav-19.deviantart.com/
In honour of Steve Irwin. — "Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing."
Stephen Robert ”Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”.
"If there’s one thing that I, Steve Irwin, would wanna be remembered for, it’s be remembered for passion and enthusiasm. Conservation is my job, my life, my whole persona.”
*has a bag of sour gummy worms* hey you want one *you go to grab a blue-red one* *I immediately stop you* no not that one
InAisce x Taiana Collaboration
[muse: DINARA CHETYROVA]
[outer: felted merino wool collab: TAIANA]
[inner: silver-dusted cotton/ramie/washi paper]
[hat: reverse resin-sprayed lamb]
[skirt: waxed cotton]
[boots: reverse horse ongoing collab: LAYER-0]
PSA for the Pacific Rim fandom: Don’t trust a word that comes from the Pacific Rim twitter/facebook page that links to PacificRim-Movie.net. They’re the social media arms of a Scified site that has no affiliation with Warner Brothers / Legendary but “happens” to have a legitimate-sounding name. Their Godzilla counterpart caused significant confusion in the months before the new movie with its wildly speculative or outright misleading headlines/tweets/posts. This context-free image posted last night looks to be more of the same.
EDIT: For the record, Pacific Rim 2 (along with the animated series and comic books) is still on schedule. It’s just the image that is fake.
These are the images I made for the end of our NYCC panel last week. I know these have already made the rounds on the internet, but I thought I should share them here for posterity and for the folks who might not have seen them. Much to my surprise, even my improvised farewell/thank you speech was transcribed and shared along with the images, which was really nice. Here are those words as well, edited by me to correct what my mumbling likely made unclear for the transcriber and/or to represent what I meant to say:
"This is a really big deal for us. It’s been twelve years since we came up with this whole Avatar universe together. Avatar means so many different things to so many different people. To me, when I think of the creation of it, I just think of me and Mike sitting at my computer in this little house I rented in Burbank. And we would just share the keyboard and take turns. And just over the span of two weeks we cracked open this universe together. And twelve and half years later it’s just blossomed into something so huge. And it’s such a big part of our lives and people’s all over the world. These characters are real to us. Not in a delusional way, but in an emotional way. They really mean a lot to me and I know to Mike as well. And we just want to say thanks."
The panel and the signing were an amazing experience and a fitting sendoff for the show, even though I agree with Janet, PJ, and Dave: this show will live on, beyond the release of its final episode, for a long time. And a huge thanks to you guys for all the awesome letters and gifts. The ATLA/LOK fandom is an amazing international community of thoughtful, warmhearted humans.
This is my birthday present to myself: a grimer as a fairy type. No regrets.