tumblr friendships are hard to maintain like im sorry i know i havent talked to you in 5 months but you’re still super rad and i still consider us friends im just dumb
I joined Flight Rising the other day, so if any of my tumblr friends is there that I don’t have on my friends list there you can find me under the same name as here.
Hello, my life has been really busy these past few months.
Yesterday I worked from 7:30-14, napped, went grocery shopping, finally took my newbie test for my roller derby team (passed!) and played a show almost straight after that.
I am dying!!
Frakkarnir koma á morgun // the french derby team is coming tomorrow #rollerderbyisland
Ah, memories of Mjóstræti.
Just watch it. Take the 5 minutes, and appreciate the ridiculousness of Scandinavian humour.
This is really good but it’s so much better just if you speak any Danish at all but I have to reblog because THIS VIDEO IS GOLD
False. Citizens are definitely NOT heavily armed. Gun ownership is perhaps common to an extent, but those are hunting rifles that are more common in the countryside, and aren’t kept around the house. I’ve never ever heard of anyone owning a handgun, which is a major, fundamental fact in this issue.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that in a country where almost everyone is at least lower middle class, and handguns aren’t a thing, gun crime is virtually non-existant.
Also don’t be fooled by this terrible PR campaign by the police. This is clever, but this is not how cops in Iceland present themselves or act. They aren’t walking around with kittens and skateboards unless it’s an instagram moment. Cops aren’t your friends. They’re mostly there to protect the interests of those in power. When the state, a municipality, a company or a rich person does something controversial or even illegal, it’s citizens that they arrest and throw in jail.
It’s true that Icelandic police don’t carry guns however, except for special tactical squads. There’s been talk lately of getting guns for the regular police, but even in that debate, they’re still only talking of putting guns in locked compartments in the cars, for emergencies. And that’s considered radical or perhaps even out of line in Iceland, which I’m really glad about.
The thing about the one police shooting is true too. But let’s not get into this being some “lesson” for the US. These are two fundamentally different countries and societies. There are no lessons to be learned.
But yeah in short, let me stress the fact that we’re a mostly middle class society and all those guns are hunting rifles which aren’t kept where you can reach them quickly.
being in denial about your favorite character dying
This is essentially my jam