Archives for the Date July 4th, 2020

Chapter 45 – Communication

wickedgoodbooks:

A/N: as always, I have to communicate (are my bad puns getting better, or what? :D ) my gratitude towards you guys for supporting this story, each of you in your own way—be it as reader, kudo-er, subscriber, commenter, reblogger, recommend-er, even twitterer (or is that a tweeter?). I see all of you, and I appreciate all of you so, so much. and maybe the knowledge that your love for my story makes my days that much brighter will put a smile on your faces too <3

here’s also to the people who bear with me during my frustrations, who help me make Downhill what it is:

@elizabeth-beauchamp and @SassySassenach (the creator of this wonderful moodboard) I wouldn’t want to do this without you guys.
Also a thank you @isitgintimeyet​ for making sure the vocab is properly British.

[Masterlist for Downhill on tumblr]

Claire sighed, rubbing at her temples. “Is
it me, or is it taking longer and longer for William to fall asleep these days?”

“You tell me,” Jamie chuckled, making his
way over from the kitchen, carrying two mugs. “I cannae believe the wee
chatterbox tried tae make us read him another story. I had trouble keeping ma
eyes open halfway through the second one already. Here,” he said, holding out a
mug for her.

“Yeah, me too. Thank you.”

Lavender scented fumes greeted her as she
dipped her face down to blow on the gently steaming tea. She took a sip,
tasting the half-spoonful of honey, warmth blooming inside of her. Spreading in
tingly tendrils out from her chest to the tips of her fingers and toes, it had
little to do with the hot, fragrant liquid clasped in her hands, and everything
with James Fraser knowing exactly how she liked her tea without having to ask.

“It’s probably jus’ all the excitement,
no?” he said, claiming his spot beside her on the couch.

Instinctively, her whole body angled
towards him. “Either that, or auntie Gee has fed him enough sugar for a year.”

“Aye, or that.” Jamie smiled in that
lopsided way of his and gathered her legs into his lap.

They fell into companionable silence, each
sipping their brew. One hand resting on her knee and
his head back against the sofa, Jamie’s gaze was fixed on William’s closed
bedroom door.

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bliphany:bliphany:If this “finally” looks “terrifying enough” for you, there are countries that have…

bliphany:

bliphany:

If this “finally” looks “terrifying enough” for you, there are countries that have signed extradition treaties with China:

– Countries where the extradition treaties have been signed and become effective:

Russia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia, Romania, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Republic of Korea, Peru, Lithuania, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Lesotho, Tunisia, Philippines, Spain, Pakistan, Portugal, Namibia, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Mexico, Angola, Brazil, Bosnia, France, Italy, Iran, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Barbados, Granada, Malaysia

– Countries where the extradition treaties have been signed and yet to become effective:

Argentina, Australia, Vietnam, Chile, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Congo, Belgium, Ecuador, Turkey, Kenya, Cyprus, Senegal, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Panama, Uruguay, Armenia

Can you avoid all of these countries? How could you view this as merely an Asian issue now that you have this piece of information? Are we going to shut our mouth and let China do whatever it wants just because it has reached its hand this far/deep? Or maybe start to care about your government’s, political parties’ relationships with China from now on.

There’s a saying: you don’t want to choose destruction, so you choose humiliation. But after you choose humiliation, you still have to face destruction with humiliation.

ursik-l:

Some original texts from the newly passed National Security Law in Hong Kong for explanation: 

The Hong Kong security law applys to two kinds of people, HongKongers and non-HongKongers (aka the rest of all of us).

As long as you do anything the Chinese government considers hurting their feelings they can arrest you and block your connection to your resources once you set foot on Hong Kong’s land.

Even when you just want to transfer to another plane during your trip. Even when you just take a plane registered in Hong Kong.

Full English translation version can be found here

Therefore, if you, my fellow mutuals/followers, have ever participate or share any info on supporting Hong Kong independence as well as Uighur Muslim rights / Taiwan independence / any other human rights issues related to China:

DO NOT enter Hong Kong from now on. You will be in immediate danger once you step into.
Cancel your Hong Kong trips/transfer flights in the future if you have one, change your Hong Kong aircraft/shipment to any other whether you booked any.
This matters your safety.

China government really just pass this so-call law that apply on everyone on this planet. While living under such fearful and uncertain future, I cannot risk people live outside Hong Kong to be harm.

Its extremely gross that no one on this earth can be safe away from this new “law”, this could be the first time Westerners face the true danger that have been planted by China government since past.

Please look at us and mark our words. I don’t know where is our future, but we are still struggling hard for fighting rights, just like everyone else around the world right now. 

Stay safe. I will stay and so must you.

bliphany:

The Hong Kong security law applys to two kinds of people, HongKongers and non-HongKongers (aka the rest of all of us). The Hong Kong security law is activated in two kinds of places, Hong Kong and the rest of the world. As long as you do anything the Chinese government considers hurting their feelings (meaning you can’t say anything bad about them. you can’t discuss all the murders, rapping, police brutality, their anti-human acts) they can arrest you and block your connection to your resources once you set foot on Hong Kong’s land. Even when you just want to transfer to another plane during your trip. Even when you just take a plane registered in Hong Kong. The Chinese government has just passed a law that threatens all humans but most people especially western people still don’t care. Hong Kong’s protests have become just news or “nothing serious/important as what they’re facing now” because what western people are facing are always “the most important thing” until they get bitten from the back. And western governments still can’t find the nerves to say anything bad about Chinese government’s anti-human crime, even when after the two World War you’d thought they knew better than the rest of us. But no. All the decorating talking about human rights, progressive society, love is love, but when it comes to China nothing is more important than the mass market, cheap labor, all the trade benefits the Chinese government can give you (but then we all know how they can take that back as they please, or use that as leverage, the more intertwined your government let your present get tied to China, the more dependent your future becomes to the Chinese government) And now people have yet another “good” reasons to say positive things about China or at lease stay the fake, self-protecting neutral now that the Hong Kong security law can affect basically all of us. Not hurt enough. So people still have the thinking that we can do business with the Chinese government. To earn some benefit from them in this globalized capitalism/competitive world. So people shut their mouths and their hearts. But still believe they care about human rights. Such a weird thing.

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