Takes Latin for Fun

Apr 17

weareallmixedup:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

Hey hey hey hey.

Tomorrow afternoon starting around 4 we’re gonna trend #Fornever21 in protest of the Black Panther crop top Forever 21 is selling. This is a collab between thisiswhiteprivilegewhitepeoplesaidwhat, and weareallmixedup. Some good examples we’ve come up with so far:

"Colorism *image of a rainbow under it*"

"Stand your ground *image of red stilettos*"

"Stop and Frisk (me ;))"

"Ku Klux Kute"

"Manifest Destiny"

Also within the tweets, you can include discussion points about cultural appropriation. Start coming up with ideas and stuff now so you’ve got plenty to tweet about tomorrow afternoon. Our goals are: 1) Get the gross ass shirt pulled from Forever 21. 2) Spark a conversation about cultural appropriation. 

Get excited. Get pumped. Let’s make a whole lot of noise. Reblog this a couple of times between now and then so come 4pm-ish tomorrow we’ll be ready to trend it all evening.

-Dion

Less than five hours until we trend this. Remember: the hashtag is #fornever21. “West Coast Panthers” was a nickname for the West Coast wing of the Black Panther Party. Removing this symbol from its cultural context and marketing it to white teenagers as vintage and trendy is appropriative and gross. Can you imagine what they would do to a person of color if we were caught wearing the Black Panther logo?

Later tonight we’ll be posting a collection of our favorite #fornever21 tweets. Get excited!

-Dion

It’s happening right now!!! Go go go go! #fornever21 

We can make this happen I know it!

- Melody

Apr 17

quote

I saw a man this morning
Who did not wish to die;
I ask, and cannot answer,
if otherwise wish I.

Fair broke the day this morning
Upon the Dardanelles:
The breeze blew soft, the morn’s cheeks
Were cold as cold sea-shells.

But other shells are waiting
Across the Aegean Sea;
Shrapnel and high explosives,
Shells and hells for me.

Oh Hell of ships and cities,
Hell of men like me,
Fatal second Helen,
Why must I follow thee?

Achilles came to Troyland
And I to Chersonese;
He turned from wrath to battle,
And I from three days’ peace.

Was it so hard, Achilles,
So very hard to die?
Thou knowest, and I know not;
So much the happier am I.

I will go back this morning
From Imbros o’er the sea.
Stand in the trench, Achilles,
Flame-capped, and shout for me.

— Stand in the Trench, Achilles by Patrick Shaw-Stewart (via axelkacoutie)
Apr 17

unhistorical:

Gabriel García Márquez Dead: Nobel Prize-Winning Author Dies At 87 (TIMENew York Times)

Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez was the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), in addition to many other novels, short stories, and non-fiction works. In 1982 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature for “his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.” García Márquez, only the fourth of six Latin Americans to be awarded the literature prize since its inception in 1901, lamented: “they have taken into account the literature of the sub-continent and have awarded me as a way of awarding all of this literature.” In his acceptance speech, entitled “The Solitude of Latin America”, García Márquez addressed the postcolonial struggles of Latin American nations, and the willing embrace by European institutions of Latin American cultural expression but not its social realities:

Latin America neither wants, nor has any reason, to be a pawn without a will of its own; nor is it merely wishful thinking that its quest for independence and originality should become a Western aspiration. However, the navigational advances that have narrowed such distances between our Americas and Europe seem, conversely, to have accentuated our cultural remoteness. Why is the originality so readily granted us in literature so mistrustfully denied us in our difficult attempts at social change? Why think that the social justice sought by progressive Europeans for their own countries cannot also be a goal for Latin America, with different methods for dissimilar conditions? 

Apr 17

historia-polski:

Pisanki are intricately decorated Easter eggs which have been part of the Slavic tradition for centuries.  The oldest example of a pisanka in the Polish region was found in Ostrówek and is believed to be 900 years old.  Even prior to the arrival of Christianity, the egg had long been a symbol of fertility and spring, which brings new life into the world.  In the context of Christianity, the Easter egg became synonymous with the hope and faith in Jesus Christ through his resurrection. 

Pisanki are decorated through different means, and various techniques have been employed throughout the Slavic tradition.  The oldest examples had been covered in wax which was then carved to create a design, and later dipped in a dye made from onion peels.  Different modes of decoration have yielded a variety of Easter egg art.  Beets, flower petals, oak bark, and rye are employed to create colors when making kraszanki.  Drapanki are decorated through careful etching into the the surface of a dyed egg shell, and pisanki are artfully hand-painted into various Slavic motifs.  Creating naklejanki involves gluing scraps of paper, flower petals, and other decorative materials to the eggshell, while oklejanki are adorned with bulrush pith or yarn.  Probably the most intricate and time-consuming are pisanki ażurowe, or wydmuszki.  Raw eggs are emptied of their contents through a carefully created opening, while preserving the shape of the egg.  The shell is then decorated by drilling very small holes in the surface to create a lace-like look. 

In the past pisanki were strictly a tradition cultivated by women, and men were not allowed inside the house during the process as it was believed they had the power to cast a spell on the eggs and cause bad luck. 

Apr 17
toonskribblez:

The fact that this year Easter is on 4/20 just makes this pic even better!

toonskribblez:

The fact that this year Easter is on 4/20 just makes this pic even better!

Apr 17

taherehmafi:

ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!

xx

tahereh

Apr 17
ancientpeoples:

Cat with Kittens
Egyptian
ca. 644-30 B.C.
The Egyptians associated the female cat’s fertility and motherly care with several divinities. The base of the statuette of Cat with Kittens is inscribed with a request that Bastet grant life, directly linking the cat pictured here with the goddess Bastet. The kittens here point to the benevolent aspect of this feline divinity, while her pointed ears emphasize the feline’s attentive vigilance and ability to protect its young.
Source: Brooklyn Museum

ancientpeoples:

Cat with Kittens

Egyptian

ca. 644-30 B.C.

The Egyptians associated the female cat’s fertility and motherly care with several divinities. The base of the statuette of Cat with Kittens is inscribed with a request that Bastet grant life, directly linking the cat pictured here with the goddess Bastet. The kittens here point to the benevolent aspect of this feline divinity, while her pointed ears emphasize the feline’s attentive vigilance and ability to protect its young.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

Apr 17
fuckyeahvintageillustration:

Poster design by Nover aka L. Revon advertising ‘Absinthe Blanqui’, ca. 1900.
Source

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

Poster design by Nover aka L. Revon advertising ‘Absinthe Blanqui’, ca. 1900.

Source

Apr 17
extremehomestuckshipping:

iichijouji:

very simple chain and ruffle tutorials i made for a friend and decided to share because idk it might be useful for someone

For a second I thought they went side to side and I got very confused

extremehomestuckshipping:

iichijouji:

very simple chain and ruffle tutorials i made for a friend and decided to share because idk it might be useful for someone

For a second I thought they went side to side and I got very confused

Apr 17

lana-loves-lingua-latina:

so if remus won against romulus

would the city be 

reme

I saw this Soviet Era cartoon from the USSR and there was a teacher talking about Rome but it sounded like he said, “Reme” http://youtu.be/OQs0BfCxeSg