14 year old #berkinelvan was shot with a 850 gr. gas cannister on june 1st. he was not a protester he was going to the market to buy some bread. he was in a coma trying to survive fighting infections and high fever for 268 days. he was 16 kgs when he died today, at 07.00 am. now the police are attacking the hospital he has been staying at and another protester was shot in the head during the attacks. he is unconscious now. the family did not have time to mourn their child before the police attack. be aware of the police violence in Turkey.
"June 2013, Istanbul. Berkin Elvan, only 14-year-old, weighing 45 kilos, was walking to the grocery store to buy bread. He was struck in the head by a gas canister during a police crackdown on Gezi protesters.
He had been in a coma for 269 days.
He died today, weighing 16 kilos, aged 15-year-old.”
I’m so sad…
Winter is coming.
My girl of Ice and Fire
The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.
The artwork is too great not to reblog.
Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.
That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.
One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Han Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.