laughingsquid:

‘Dark Dungeons’, A ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie Based on the 1984 Fundamentalist Christian Comic by Jack Chick

I remember this comic as a child. It was church propaganda and had been circulated at schools by students as a warning to each other against playing Dungeons & Dragons, then purely a table-top paper and dice game. In the comic, a young kid’s character is killed. She is so dismayed that she hangs herself. The message was that D&D would lead to suicide amongst other things. This paralleled a 1982 movie called Mazes and Monsters (based on the Rona Jaffe novel) in which a young college student (Tom Hanks) has an emotional breakdown and disappears into his game character.

Source: Laughing Squid

6dungeons and dragons,

bonner-khardt:

keenanthony:

Today, a Ukrainian soldier was shot and killed during an attack on a Ukrainian military base in Crimea. The attack was carried out by a force armed dressed in Russian Federation uniforms but without specific identifying patches. The force are believed to be Russian military, dressed down in order to maintain deniability and not merely pro-Russian civilian partisans. Currently, Ukrainian military units in Crimea are effectively under guard by the Russian military which has taken control of military facilities and equipment.

Following the occupation of Crimea by Russian Federation forces, an establishment of an autonomous Crimean government which now is expected to vote to be absorbed into the Russian Federation, dispels any assertion by the Russian President that Russia’s interest has only been in maintaining stability in the region. President Putin has called for Ukraine to establish more federal autonomous regions in Ukraine in order to promote stability. However, this suggestion is widely regarded as an attempt by Putin to bring about the Russification of Ukraine, enabling Russia to take Ukraine piecemeal through diplomacy until the whole of Ukraine is annexed. Ukraine is believed to be a critical piece needed to reestablish the Soviet Union. As reported earlier, President Putin has commented that the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 was illegal.

Why did they forget ‘bout Crimean seld-defence fighter? He was shot dead too. By sniper. Maidan snipers’ style.

The Crimean defense member killed was not forgotten, but the initial reports stated only injuries. As for the shooting being “Maidan” style, that is rhetoric. The use of the word “Maidan” in this case is meant to invoke fear that the government reform protests in Kiev were a cover for a right-wing neo-fascist Ukrainian nationalist movement that will lead to the ethnic cleansing of Ukraine’s Russian population. In actuality, there is a serious lack of verifiable information for either the Kiev or Simferopol shootings regardless of whether the information is coming from Kyiv Post or Krymskaya Pravda.

The Russian government owned Russia Today television network has reported that the Kiev shooters were hired by Maidan leaders; however, RT has only supported this claim with a leaked recording of a phone conversation between EU High Representative, Catherine Aston and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, during which Paet makes the allegation with no actual proof or evidence of his own. The number of pro-reform protestors wounded or killed in the Kiev shooting casts serious doubts that the snipers were hired by protest organizers. 

That said, we can’t discount the possibility that there are groups operating as agents provocateurs in both Kiev and Simferopol attempting to incite open violent conflict between pro-EU Ukrainians and pro-Russia Ukrainians or between ethnic Ukrainians and ethnic Russians.

Source: keenanthony

6kiev, ukraine, russia, maidan, crimea, euromaidan, politics,

Today, a Ukrainian soldier was shot and killed during an attack on a Ukrainian military base in Crimea. The attack was carried out by a force armed dressed in Russian Federation uniforms but without specific identifying patches. The force are believed to be Russian military, dressed down in order to maintain deniability and not merely pro-Russian civilian partisans. Currently, Ukrainian military units in Crimea are effectively under guard by the Russian military which has taken control of military facilities and equipment.

Following the occupation of Crimea by Russian Federation forces, an establishment of an autonomous Crimean government which now is expected to vote to be absorbed into the Russian Federation, dispels any assertion by the Russian President that Russia’s interest has only been in maintaining stability in the region. President Putin has called for Ukraine to establish more federal autonomous regions in Ukraine in order to promote stability. However, this suggestion is widely regarded as an attempt by Putin to bring about the Russification of Ukraine, enabling Russia to take Ukraine piecemeal through diplomacy until the whole of Ukraine is annexed. Ukraine is believed to be a critical piece needed to reestablish the Soviet Union. As reported earlier, President Putin has commented that the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 was illegal.

6ukraine, russia, euromaidan, politics, crimea,

lanaartist:

Glory to Ukraine! 
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lanaartist:

Glory to Ukraine! 

Source: lanaartist

6ukraine, euromaidan, russia, peace,

0rient-express:

south bridge in the rain | by Alexandr Klemm.
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Russian Troops Mass at Border With Ukraine f

Russian news agencies are reporting that Russia’s Defense Ministry is preparing for a potential NATO response as Russian forces amass along the Ukrainian-Russian border. Russian President, Vladimir Putin, reportedly said in a conversation earlier this week with Mustafa Dzhemilev, the former Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tartar People, that the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 was illegal. The implications of that statement, if true, is that Ukraine has no legal sovereignty and still remains a part of the greater Russian state, and that Russia has a legal right to reclaim Ukrainian territory.

6ukraine, russia, putin, dzhemilev, politics,

ufukorada:

Daniel Gerhartz

(via merrymegeden)

Source: ufukorada

6art,

deezyvondoom:

colonelcheru:

lunulata:

No really. Watch this.

Ancient Chinese instrument, the sheng, which originated back in 1,100 BC, and it can perfectly replicate the music in Mario.

omg she’s doing the coin noises too

Nigga…she changed it up for when you go into the tunnel! She’s a boss.

(via ki77enaids)

Source: lunulata

6music, instrument, chinese, sheng, mario, nintendo, super mario,

aljazeeraamerica:

Kashmiris thrown out of college for cricket allegiance

Dozens of Muslim students from the disputed territory of Kashmir were expelled from their university and threatened with sedition charges because they cheered for the Pakistani cricket team during a televised match against archrival India, police said Thursday. Amid outcries over the students’ expulsion, the Indian state’s elected leader called for leniency.

Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of northern Uttar Pradesh state, said Thursday he told state officials that such a serious charge as sedition, which carries a possible life sentence, should be withdrawn because the students probably didn’t understand the gravity of their actions. 

The sedition charges were subsequently dropped, but the students were still charged with a lesser offense of disturbing public harmony.

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(Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Source: aljazeeraamerica

6Kashmir, India, Pakistan, politics, cricket, free speech,

laughingsquid:

Pandito, A Cotton Knit Panda Ski Mask for Men and Women

Finally, I can live the dream of pulling off the world’s most epic bank heist whilst wearing a panda mask.
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laughingsquid:

Pandito, A Cotton Knit Panda Ski Mask for Men and Women

Finally, I can live the dream of pulling off the world’s most epic bank heist whilst wearing a panda mask.

Source: Laughing Squid

Video for Kavinsky’s “ProtoVision”

Because timid-fille had to go and post images from a film study of Kavinsky’s “Odd Look” video, I just had to post this. Retro for many of you, but nostalgia for me.

6kavinsky, protovision, 80s, 1980s, retro,

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