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We just got back from our trip to Japan. Before we went home we spent a couple of days in Hong Kong. We met up with some old university friends of mine who are part of the protest movement. Moved by their protest against police brutality and the communist government, Honoka bought a flag and sang their anthem to show her support.

Full article of Honoka & Kizuna AI's trip to Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be posted soon.


Click here for the Chinese version of this picture.



A firestorm has stirred up in the comments, but the picture and more favorable comments are highly scored. So what to do?

73%Keep it up. It is relevant to the trip and it's interesting to respond and engage in this discussion.
21%Delete it. Anything too divisive in politics should be kept off. This is my happy place.
6%Don't delete the picture, but leave it out of the article. The firestorm is annoying, but it did make it into top 5 pictures.
96 votes

Comments39 comments

Hey~ChocolateSpider
I tell you a old news, maybe you don't know until now.
these “FREEDOM FIGHTER” burned a Hong Kong old man yesterday. Is this a good result for you to support them and to give them an inspiring song?
this is the link from “youtube”your favorite。Just enjoy the behavior of “FREEDOM FIGHTER” you and your friend inspire.
www.youtube.com...
I hope you know Cantonese~then you can know what these people said~
还是说你其实就是这些“自由斗士”之一呢?不是也没关系,至少你没法直接看懂下面的话。
恭喜你们,成功的做到了“恐怖主义”才会有的壮举,哦,不好意思,你们说你们不是恐怖分子来着?支持的也不是“恐怖主义?”
虽然你们放火烧平民,打警察,毁建筑,但你们知道你们是好公民对吧?
嘛,不过我也知道,你肯定说你和你的朋友在抑制这批人了,我懂我懂,如果不抑制,恐怕就要烧一堆了吧?
哦,对不起,我忘了,确实烧了一堆,你们把香港大学烧掉了,失敬失敬,各位“和平与自由的斗士”。
I just download all page of web for keep your work, to show people how you support these “FREEDOM FIGHTER”
7 months ago
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ChocolateSpider8 months ago#68486183I wasn't referring to whether or not Chinese specifically would be upset by any of this. I'm referring to the whole of people in the comments and this site just saying they would like this place to be politics free in general.
And yes. I will admit that the more radical faction of the protest movement has gotten out of control. While I do not condone attacks on buildings that don't have anything to do with the conflict with the Chinese government, I understand psychologically how they have been driven into this state of mind. That is a criticism I made with my friends while I was there. I would have put this in my picture description, but I was limited by the number of words I could use. I was told by them there is a growing resistance and attempt to get them under control within the original peaceful faction of the movement.
I did actually see some of the protesters in action while I was there. Some of them were acting aggressive and that's when my friends along with some other protesters came in and made them stop. They scolded them and told them they are hurting the movement and not accomplishing anything this way. They then stopped and left before things got to serious. We will have to wait and see how this develops.
I don't just follow western news networks. I follow news sources from all across the world in several languages. I follow news sources in Hong Kong. Although I usually stay away from big corporate networks, especially in the west as they have developed a reputation of not being particularly trustworthy as of late. You cited CNN, but their trust ratings are terrible and just keep getting lower. That is the network I've seen anchors several times come to the defense of Antifa.


Fact is what you observes,witnesses and verifies. That's all.
What Media claims what....Who says what... those echo chambers aren't important anymore.
Because you were there, you saw things happened.
I believe you could think critically.

MFC is a global platform, so I believe this pic is fine.
Freedom and Justice are international core values.
Usually, these are what Mankind prefers. Glory to Mankind.
8 months ago
Happycheng8 months ago#68486172That is totally different story. Our Chinese won’t feel upset for your opinion on their surrendering. But what you did is different. You said you went to HK and saw everything but you didn’t see the violence and chaos. Stores can’t open, and everyone avoids hanging out for nearly two months. At the time the protests have deteriorated and changed into crime and rob, you stand out and support them. If you say that several months before, I think most of HK people even some Chinese will support you, but now everything is different. You need to learn more on this problem, not just from some of “friends” and west newspapers. And we see CNN admit the crime in protesters. It is really happening and even bloody than their report.

I wasn't referring to whether or not Chinese specifically would be upset by any of this. I'm referring to the whole of people in the comments and this site just saying they would like this place to be politics free in general.

And yes. I will admit that the more radical faction of the protest movement has gotten out of control. While I do not condone attacks on buildings that don't have anything to do with the conflict with the Chinese government, I understand psychologically how they have been driven into this state of mind. That is a criticism I made with my friends while I was there. I would have put this in my picture description, but I was limited by the number of words I could use. I was told by them there is a growing resistance and attempt to get them under control within the original peaceful faction of the movement.

I did actually see some of the protesters in action while I was there. Some of them were acting aggressive and that's when my friends along with some other protesters came in and made them stop. They scolded them and told them they are hurting the movement and not accomplishing anything this way. They then stopped and left before things got to serious. We will have to wait and see how this develops.

I don't just follow western news networks. I follow news sources from all across the world in several languages. I follow news sources in Hong Kong. Although I usually stay away from big corporate networks, especially in the west as they have developed a reputation of not being particularly trustworthy as of late. You cited CNN, but their trust ratings are terrible and just keep getting lower. That is the network I've seen anchors several times come to the defense of Antifa.
8 months ago
ChocolateSpider8 months ago#68486140That is fair. Politics, these days especially, is very stressful and it is getting harder to find sanctuary from it. Votes are showing strong support for leaving this picture up, but the no politics sentiment seems to be the most prevalent in the comments. So I've decided I'll leave this picture out of my vacation article.
Although we'll still likely see at least a couple of #BlizzardBoycott related pictures with Overwatch Nendoroids from some people here soon, which is connected to this subject. But I don't think those will be as divisive as this has been.


That is totally different story. Our Chinese won’t feel upset for your opinion on their surrendering. But what you did is different. You said you went to HK and saw everything but you didn’t see the violence and chaos. Stores can’t open, and everyone avoids hanging out for nearly two months. At the time the protests have deteriorated and changed into crime and rob, you stand out and support them. If you say that several months before, I think most of HK people even some Chinese will support you, but now everything is different. You need to learn more on this problem, not just from some of “friends” and west newspapers. And we see CNN admit the crime in protesters. It is really happening and even bloody than their report.
8 months ago
I don't know why people are so harsh here. As far as I know, I've seen some people mentioning about Politics(Trumps....) and that was okay, then why this is not okay?

Send solidarity from Switzerland/South Korea.
8 months ago
laprasdewgong8 months ago#68486133I like Myfigurecollection to be my haven from all the news and media out there.
We have enough bombardment from many other sources.
Only figure related themes here please. Please no politic arguments.


That is fair. Politics, these days especially, is very stressful and it is getting harder to find sanctuary from it. Votes are showing strong support for leaving this picture up, but the no politics sentiment seems to be the most prevalent in the comments. So I'll probably leave this out of the article so this specific subject doesn't fill up the comment section at the expense of the other content.

Although we'll still likely see at least a couple of #BlizzardBoycott related pictures with Overwatch Nendoroids from some people here soon, which is connected to this subject. But I don't think those will be as divisive as this has been.
8 months ago
I like Myfigurecollection to be my haven from all the news and media out there.
We have enough bombardment from many other sources.
Only figure related themes here please. Please no politic arguments.
8 months ago
WanderingWastrel8 months ago#68486122I remember the night of the USA Clinton/Trump election results, there was much posting about those results. I objected to those posts, as I thought political stuff was out of bounds for the board -- and I was told by the "powers that be" here, that those posts were perfectly fine.
If those were fine, this should be fine as well.


Oh yeah. I remember that week. That was something. There was that one picture where Donald Trump was holding this Cardcaptors Sakura figure complaining about his impact on rising figure prices. I can't find the image in the list of the figure's pictures, so maybe it was deleted. But I thought it was pretty funny. XD

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8 months ago
I remember the night of the USA Clinton/Trump election results, there was much posting about those results. I objected to those posts, as I thought political stuff was out of bounds for the board -- and I was told by the "powers that be" here, that those posts were perfectly fine.

If those were fine, this should be fine as well.
8 months ago
Riot and violence is intolerance. It's interesting to see how we live in this flat world where it's actually a flat puzzle with spikes. I believe nobody would show mercy for criminals and everyone on this site pursue peace and love. So, I hope every one clear their eyes and don't judge on biased news, at least don't falsely be the spears for sinister politicians and media.
8 months ago
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