wamirul

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from PJ, Malaysia. Or inside of my own head.

  • Activity

    • An Update, and a PSA to vote

      1 month ago

      wamirul

      So, many people who've known me would know I feel very strongly about Malaysian politics. We just got done with our 14th General election, and I thought I'd post a little story from this election.


      For all 60 years of Malaysia's independence, we've been ruled by the same party. Our Prime Minister was corrupt, and frequently antagonized people who didn't like him (After the 13th election, he was famously quoted whining "What more do chinese people want?", and repeatedly talks about cutting funding for places that don't vote for him). 


      His cabinet's no better. The mayor of KL, one of the biggest cities, once wanted to arrest people who operated soup kitchens because they were encouraging homelessness. The Deputy Prime Minister also threatened to check the ballots to see who voted against him in a special election and have action taken. 


      If you're reading this and thinking "Jesus, that sounds insane and undemocratic" congrats, you are still sane. This is what 60 years of complacency does to you. This election, there was gerrymandering writ large, money politics, last minute rule changes by the electoral commission and threats to the media about negative coverage. 


      Then the election happened. 


      For the first time in Malaysia's history, we voted out our old government. Despite every dirty trick, every cash handout (The PM straight up offered no taxes on <26 year olds) and every voter suppression tactic used, we changed shit. The reason? 


      49% of the voter roll was aged 21-39. 


      In the face of free money, racial scaremongering and threats of being imprisoned for "Fake News" (this is a thing here now) Malaysian youth stuck it to the man and voted them out. Are we done yet? Hell no. This new government still requires to be held accountable, and I'm definitely not going to go party over principle. But food for thought


      Even in a country where shit looks bleak, we managed to vote out our corrupt system. Wherever you are, make sure you're registered to vote and exercise your civic duty.

    • Ledge

      3 months ago

      wamirul

      Do you ever just feel like you're on a ledge, ready to jump

      And you're happy to be talked down, ecstatic. 

      But no one's even bothered to look up?


    • Pain.

      3 months ago

      wamirul

      I can't remember the last time I've felt it like this 

      I've always been anxious, but this is something I haven't seen in a while. 


      Because my head's swollen, my finger's bleeding 

      and yet its nothing like whats tearing my chest apart. 


      Only reason I'm posting it here is because this site's dead and everyone still on here's just in denial. 


      I envy this site.

    • The New Monster Hunter Has Great Music

      4 months ago

      wamirul

      (Also, you can read my review of it here)

    • Darling in the Franxx

      5 months ago

      wamirul

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      Is anyone else watching this anime? It's a new mecha anime by A1 Studios and Studio TRIGGER, and it's... weirdly good. I don't wanna get too much into it, but I _did_ wanna share this example of the gorgeous animation in the anime 

    • My Life Is Empty

      9 months ago

      wamirul

      I beat Persona 5. What a lovely game, definitely up there on my Game of the Year picks. Feeling horridly empty because it's done now. 


      Also bought Titanfall 2. Great game, gets old fast though.

    • Gundam Thunderbolt's Hauntingly Beautiful Music

      9 months ago

      wamirul

      For full effect, you'd need to watch the scene this song is played in, but here's the lyrics: 


      The princess cannot go to the party

      because all the princes are dying

      She lives only in her dream 

      and watches everything from the tower


      The soldiers dancing in the green field,

       bleeding and calling the name of God

      The princess is about to wake from her dream

      when the birds left her


      Ding ding ding ding ding ding

      The bell rings and the mirror is cracked vertically


      One of the soldiers died screaming the princess' name

      Smell of gunpowder, sound of spears sticking into bodies

      the sound of the tower collapsing attracted her


      Finally, the princess broke the rules

      and went down to join the party



    • Dinos with Wamirul

      9 months ago

      wamirul

      Here's some of the dino art I've been doing in the past month- 


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      T.Rex enjoying a nice chill spa day 


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      A pair of Deinonychus looking for America's Next Top Dino Food.

    • Burprdahy

      9 months ago

      wamirul

      ayyy guess who turned 24 yesterday (was out all day so this is my first time getting to a com) 

    • Charlottesville, Nazis and The Tolerant Left

      10 months ago

      wamirul

      I was originally gonna write this essay on @ninjacake 's post in the comments but I figured I've probably hit my quota of post-jacking for the year. I've spent the past few days reflecting on the events of Charlottesville and thought I'd put them up here because if there's one thing I've learned from John Oliver, is that Americans love a foreigner with opinions on white people. 


      Here are the two arguments, one from either side, I've seen prevalent: 


      Left: Nazis are wrong, they have no place in modern society. White supremacy is not welcome. 

      Right: This is my freedom of speech, stop impeding on it. We have a right to protest whatever we want. 


      I can't believe I have to explain this, but guess what: Nazis _are_ wrong. There's a reason why we make so many world war 2 games, and that's because the statement "Nazis are evil" should be the least polarizing statement this close to a century's anniversary of World War 2. Nazism and one of its core tenets- the supremacy of white people, is a fundamentally wrong opinion. 


      So on to freedom of speech- the alt-right or whatever fancy rebranding the ghost of Hitler channeling Pepe the frog has called them now had a right to be there under their First Amendment. That just means the government couldn't arrest them for simply being there. Every other person in that town, every counter-protester, had just as much of a right to be there, protesting your "protest". That's how free speech works. You know what's not protected under free speech? Murder. Or, to contextualize, driving your car into a crowd of protesters. 


      Actually, while we're on that topic, why would Nazis care about free speech? It literally goes against the core of Nazism. If you want racial purity, you can't have free speech. You can't one second go "Some of us are better than others" and the next say "We should all have a turn to say what we want". I'm just saying, you guys have to be the worst nazis I've ever seen, and that's despite every nazi in popular media having the gun accuracy of a dead cantaloupe trying to shoot down an F-22.


      This is the part of this essay where I address the feint of "They're not really nazis, people throw that word around so much it doesn't mean anything anymore" to which I say, pish. I saw Nazi symbols, Nazi slogans and Nazi ideology at that rally. If it quacks like a duck and whines about the unfair persecution of hitler, it might have been in Charlottesville last weekend. 


      Next- White Oppression. Hang it up there with chem trails, kenyobama and Nazism being "Just an opinion" in the shelf of things that simply don't exist. I'm not saying white people have no problems- problems are inherent to the human condition. Oppression and problems are simply not the same thing. Getting flak on tumblr for being white is not the same as having the system of the country you live in working against you on every level. White men don't get shot on the street then have the media speculating about what they did to deserve it while the shooter gets a taxpayer-funded vacation. 


      Also- this was all over a fucking statue. Allegedly. Technically, wouldn't supporting the confederacy technically be the least american thing to do on a count of, yknow, the whole secession thing? 


      Final note- "debating Nazis". This has been a hotly contested topic as of late. Should Nazis be allowed a fair debate? Why should a civilised society bar a person from a chance to make their case? To which, I refer you to the fourth line of this essay: "Nazism is wrong" should be the least polarizing statement of the modern era. The validity of Nazism was never up for debate. You don't hear a person say "I think people who look different from me should be killed" and say "Well let's just hear him out". You call the cops. 


      P.S- I feel the need to point out, with all this heat on nazism etc, that the remainder of sane society can collectively agree to put nazi "trolling" on hold. Now that people actually believe the Nazis might be the good guys, please find a new universally hated european force to pretend to sympathize with for comedy. Like the Spanish Inquisition. Or the people who hate Abba.

  • Comments (27)

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day, bro! 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      1 year ago

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      Happy I-bought-these-chocolates-at-a-gross-gas-station Day!

    • zogman1

      1 year ago

      for some reason your posts don't show up on my feed.

      • wamirul

        1 year ago

        interesting. No idea why, though D: #NewSiteProblems

      • zogman1

        1 year ago

        Nvm, now they are lol

      • wamirul

        1 year ago

        have you tried following me? I think being friends doesn't auto-follow.

    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      2 years ago

      Did you mention me in a comment or something? The site said you did, but I don't have permissions to see it ! D:

      • wamirul

        2 years ago

        welp, the site didn't even tell me you posted this. I think I did, it was in reply to something Ninjacake said and I was agreeing with your point.

        #NewSiteProblems

    • Killerkel

      3 years ago

      Hey!

      I don't know if you've been told yet, but I think your fan art was included in this week's AHWU!

      Check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOaXIFtfRJM
      Timecode: 3:30

      Congrats :D

    • AbarzuaRules

      3 years ago

      Great artworks dude !

      • wamirul

        3 years ago

        Thanks man :D

    • Caszie Fishy Queen

      3 years ago

      Hey! Thank you for the friendship! :3

      • wamirul

        3 years ago

        Right back at'cha :D

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      3 years ago

      MOTHAFUCKIN FEATURED USER!!!!

      • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

        3 years ago

        That's pretty much why I took a week long break lol! It's always fun for me to work my way back up and that involves a lot of honest to goodness community interaction!

      • wamirul

        3 years ago

        thanks man. It was quite the surprise. Haha, I think your position atop the mountain of Most Watched is a little more permanent an accolade, though ;P

      • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

        3 years ago

        I have never had the pleasure. Congrats, homie!

      • wamirul

        3 years ago

        HELLLZ YEAH

    • drew Duckster

      3 years ago

      Happy FU day! smiley0.gif

    • MrVash

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • indiart28 RTX 2017 Guardian

      3 years ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      3 years ago

      merry featured user day!

    • zeeazn5525 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Free Turtle Hugs

      3 years ago

      It's kinda weird to get mushy with you tbh.

      I hope you understand when I say thanks for everything :P

      Happy belated gunpla day (Although gunpla day is everyday) smiley12.gif

      • wamirul

        3 years ago

        Haha, right back at'cha :p I think I'm building enough gunpla for the two of us

    • phoniexape12

      3 years ago

      You have amazing art!

      • wamirul

        3 years ago

        thanks, you have no idea how much it means to read that.

  • Questions answered by wamirul

    How are you so talented?

    | Asked by: Austin0434 2 years ago

    That's a sweet compliment, but really unfair as an assumption.

    Any semblance of skill I might have is because I've been drawing almost every day for the past 6 years, mixed with the support of some of the coolest teachers and friends I know.