Hey, I'm Az

I watch way too many TV shows and I am a multi-shipper in training. Also a huge dork and proud of it. I suffer from chronic wanderlust. Sometimes I feel like I can't stay still because I just want to see and experience so many things. I believe in love and forgiveness. And I am a work in progress, so please forgive me for any offense made. .

This is my beautiful lady. She's also my wife. And I love her so very much. 

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somethingkindofstrange:

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microraptoria:

Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7, but instead talking about Miley Cyrus or the biggest videos on Vine.

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I want to start a Black Widow movie initiative

idontneedtobeforgiven:

I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, even more so since I’ve been delving into her comics, and it’s something I’ve decided is absolutely necessary. I’m not saying that I want a Black Widow movie over any other Marvel character. I think that there is a definite need for a female driven super movie (be it Marvel or DC) but Natasha already has the base for a movie. We’re supposedly getting more back story in Age of Ultron (and Cap 2?) and in The Winter Soldier we’re supposedly going to see Natasha as more of a person than an agent. These are the perfect stepping stones to give her her own movie that can be just as amazing as any other film Marvel has released.

We’ve been teased about it during all this Winter Soldier press but I’m tired of Marvel drumming up the idea of a Black Widow movie and then them turning around and saying something different. Scarlett seems to be on board which is great and she’s said that if people want to see it, she’ll do it. I think we need to show her and Marvel that there is a market for this. I know people have suggested showing support by buying her comics/merchandise, which I completely agree with, but there isn’t enough merch to really do much. I’ve scoured stores for Black Widow toys or ANYTHING Natasha and I’ve come up with barely anything. She has no action figure in Target. She has no individual merchandise (save for the wash cloth I found at Dollar Tree). How can we show our support when most everything she’s featured on includes all the other Avengers?

TLDR: So I’m calling for a Black Widow movie initiative. I want fans to post videos expressing their love for Black Widow and their want for a movie. I want to get a Twitter hashtag trending worldwide. I want to do anything and everything in our power to let Marvel know we’re serious about this.

Who is with me?

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tohdaryl:

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 be feared by 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.

Hey Tumblr, listen up! Spread this around, do what we can to help those in need for their voices to be heard out there. We’ve done it for Ukraine and Venezuela, and even Australia, when governments turn against their own people with brutality and violence. Let’s do it again! 

Signal boost this muthafucka. 

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Jenny Farrell (Katherine Heigl) has led an openly gay life - except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to start a family and marry the woman they thought was just her roommate, the small, safe world the Farrell’s inhabited changes forever. They are left with a simple and difficult choice - either change with it or drown. 

Last November, MM Productions completed principal photography on the film “Jenny’s Wedding” and they are currently in post production. 

Made independently, this film is the kind of movie the studios used to make all the time. It is about real people, the problems they face, and the personal courage it takes to resolve them. It is also about transformation and love.

Both moving and funny, it has an important message to send, and our goal is to ensure it reaches a wide audience.

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LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS IN MY RESEARCH STUDY**

the13thcatsmeow:

I’m looking for young muslim women between the ages of 18 and 26 in London to participate in either a focus group (each consisting of 5 participants in total) or an individual interview with me, sometime between the end of March and April. This is for my dissertation, researching the attitudes of british-muslim women towards contested models of femininity.

I’m evaluating the contemporary discourses surrounding western feminism in relation to the often “contentious” issue with the agency of Muslim women and Islam. 

If anyone who fits the criteria is interested in participating and wants further information or you know of anyone who is, then please contact me either via private message or by email (BushraFerjani@hotmail.com) to discuss it further. 

I would appreciate this immensely!!!! and all participants will be offered refreshments during the study for their time :). Please note that participating is completely voluntary, all data collected will be anonymised, and you can change your mind at any time. A detailed information sheet on the background of my research along with a consent form will obviously be provided for those who get in touch and would like to participate.

Thank you

Bushra