Lost Songs in the Palace


Hello! I am ALM.

Things I am hopelessly fond of:
The Silmarillion
Lord of the Rings
Works by Brandon Sanderson
X-Men:First Class
BBC Sherlock
Nightwish
and beautiful roses, and birds.

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cuphaz:

cuphaz:

I feel like nobody on Tumblr cares about what happened in Taiwan because we are a small, small country.

Even though I’ve been acting chilled and keeping on my blogging stuffs, I still feel a little bit sad and worried that everyone on Tumblr only knows things happening in big countries. I’ve talked about this on my blog only a few times but nobody really pays attention to what I said. Maybe because I don’t have enough followers, maybe because media doesn’t have enough reports about this thing, maybe because nobody has died in this event so people don’t consider it serious. 

You guys probably think governments which are being harsh to their people are scary, but recently I realized governments which ignore their people are scary too. My country, Taiwan, is trying to pass a Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with Mainland China. The problem is not about this agreement, the problem is that our people have no idea how this agreement work, who is in charge with this agreement and how many professional estimation has been done before the agreement gets signed. We are afraid, because if this agreement has some problems, our economy might collapse and thousands people might lose their jobs and their families. This agreement is too sloppy to be signed. Our people tried to express our worry but the government didn’t give a shit.

So on March 17th, hundreds of college students broke into the Legislature and occupied the building. It has been 6 days since those students are inside the building. They have no resources and everything is in bad condition. The building is surrounded by bunches of police officers. Even though the government promised they wouldn’t attack those students, we have no idea what would happen if those students keep on occupying the building. The leader of the students, Lin and Chen, declare that their purpose is to fight for everyone’s right in a peaceful way. They want the government to accept their 2 simple requests: disapprove the agreement and make a new law making sure the agreement would be deliberated in a reasonable procedure. But after 6 days, the government still doesn’t pay attention to them and resist all their requests. Our president, Mr. Ma, also refuses to meet the students leaders to listen to their demands. Students inside and outside the Legislature have been irritated by the government’s attitude. The situation has gone wild and there are even some violence stuffs happened despite how hard the leaders are trying to handle all over 30 thousands angry students.

I just want more people to know about this. My government doesn’t listen to their people’s voice. We are angry and hopeless. Most of these people are under 25, they are just a group of college students who don’t want to watch their own country being treated unfairly. They have no bids to fight with our government. They have been constantly fighting for 6 days. Their parents can’t even go into the building to meet their beloved children. They are exhausted and frustrated but they still don’t want to give up. You think college students only know partying and skipping classes? No. These young adults are fighting for their won country like real warriors. I don’t understand why nobody cares about their actions. They are brave and strong and they are probably just in your age. They need more attention. Even though you probably can’t do anything for them, but your attention might help them keep going on. And your attention might help them to make our government fear. Government needs to listen to their people.

PLEASE READ THIS AND REBLOG. Things have been out of control last night. Students and people got beaten up by police. I couldn’t stop crying when I watched the news. There were bloods everywhere and the police were even trying to get the media away so they wouldn’t get to record the violence scene…we really need attention. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! These students are still young and innocent. They just want to protest for the future of the country but they probably not gonna even meet their families anymore. We’ve got enough coldness from our government. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE US.

We cried over this for a week. Please. Please do not ignore us. 
If our government could pass an agreement in 30 seconds, what will they do next?
Our media is controlled by the government now. Even the videos about armed suppression were removed from youtube.
They started the suppression after forcing the reporters to leave. So the mass did not know how violent it was.
Please. Please reblog this.

palalife:

as3985:

"The Taiwanese government wants to approve a treaty between China which would influence most of the industry in Taiwan. Originally it would be examined by the congress, but the party of the government (KMT) try to avoid the examination, so the furious people have occupied the congress now to show their disappointment."

日本語News: 

http://japan.cna.com.tw/news/apol/201308290003.aspx

English News:

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1108369

This is my country, and today, the legislature in order to pass a bill of inequality, the ruling party to turn off the monitor, captured by the microphone to announce the bill, ignoring any opposition.

Please please Reblog this post let more people to see, the government ignored the democraticwe, please let more people know. 

And sorry for my poor English. Thank you for your reblog.

Most protesters are young adults and students who are concern about the future of Taiwan. 

Saw some protesters’ update today. The police and protesters outside of the building maintained in peaceful stalemate most of the time (protest strategy was “Police moves, we move”). I am very glad to hear several stories that police were not violent (or tried to), they were only trying to stop more protesters entering the building and removing them out. There were times where people negotiate with police so that they can send supplies in. HOWEVER, our government, politicians and news outlet still sucks and they tried to paint the protest as violent. Sadly unsurprisingly, major news media in Taiwan stay silent (even when there are reporters on scene) or have a very skewered coverage on this.

Taiwan had several large-scaled protests recent year, and none of them turn violent—there’s even not a piece of trash left the street at all after thousands of people protesting. It’s very sad that we have very kind and disciplined citizens, but with very short-sighted and overall greedy politicians….

I am not against ALL potential trade treaty, but I am definitely against and disgusted by Taiwanese government when they tried to force the treaty through without lawful examination and majority people’s voice :(

Source: as3985

odditiesoflife:

The Black Rose of Turkey

Turkish Halfeti Roses are incredibly rare. They are shaped just like regular roses, but their color sets them apart. These roses are so black, you’d think someone spray-painted them. But that’s actually their natural color.

Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. These flowers are seasonal – they only grow during the summer in small number, and only in the tiny Turkish village of Halfeti. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months.

The local Turks seem to enjoy a love-hate relationship with these rare blossoms. They consider the flowers to be symbols of mystery, hope and passion, and also death and bad news.

Seeing a black rose in full bloom is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing. Don’t miss it if you ever happen to be in Turkey during the summer.

(via Oddity Central)

Tagged: rose

darraist:

well I`m a little late but still MERRY X`MAS to all MF fandom !

REBLOG IMMEDIATELY *SCREAM*OMG THE SCARVES THE HAIR THE BRAIDS AND THEIR EXPRESSIONS AND THE MOST IMPORTANT:LOOK IT’S XMAS M/FDARRAIST I LOVE U

darraist:

well I`m a little late but still MERRY X`MAS to all MF fandom !

REBLOG IMMEDIATELY *SCREAM*
OMG THE SCARVES THE HAIR THE BRAIDS AND THEIR EXPRESSIONS AND THE MOST IMPORTANT:LOOK IT’S XMAS M/F
DARRAIST I LOVE U

Tagged: fingonmaedhrossilmarilliondarraistbeautiful drawingi will go down with this shipuntil arda is remade and beyond

Ha-ha, I bet that pansy Maglor couldn’t kill even a bunny.

incorrecttolkienquotes:

 - Uldor, the Silmarillion, before the Nírnaeth Arnoediad

Tagged: Uldor bye*waves*never piss off Maglornever

Source: incorrecttolkienquotes

On inventing the “One ring to rule them all” verses

JRR Tolkien, part 3/?

Tagged: lord of the ringstolkienfrom a bath tub the journey began

Source: thrannduil

melkorwashere:

everybodyilovedies:

I couldn’t decide on a funniest ending, so have three alternatives:

The first one!!11 best ending

I have to admit that the conversation between Legolas and Gloin was my favorite part in DoS.

Tagged: legolasgimligloinlord of the rings

Source: everybodyilovedies

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cognitivemiscellanea:

trying to explain the “crying whilst shouting weird words” thing to siblings and classmates

Tagged: silmarillionl laughed and cried like a fool in the same time

darraist:

it`s almost impossible to portray Lady Luthien …..

Tagged: luthienberensilmarilliondarraistbeautiful drawing