Posted 16 minutes ago

birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive

our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.

Posted 1 hour ago

Do You Ever Get The Feeling…

gailsimone:

…that some fandoms are more fun than the actual thing they are celebrating?

Posted 2 hours ago

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

shijinkoo:

espritfollet:

numinous-queer:

officialmcmahon:

fuckyeahethnicwomen:

espritfollet:

This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.

I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 

Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 

No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 

Geography, people. It’s important. 

This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.

What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia. 

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To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.) 

Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:

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Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby

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Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva

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Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown

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AS SOMEONE WITH NORTHERN IRANIAN (AZERBAIJANI)/RUSSIAN/ HAZARA-PERSIAN/ UYGHUR-CHINESE ANCESTRY THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST 

IF ANYONE EVER SAYS “I LOVE ASIAN CULTURE”, REFER THEM TO THIS AND THEN STOMP ON THEIR FACE

Posted 3 hours ago

ngjenkins:

How I feel about most everything I like. 

(Source: nuditea)

Posted 3 hours ago

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

In a new project called “OMG, Who Stole My Ads?” French street artist Etienne Lavie makes it his mission to transform the ad space in Paris into an outdoor art gallery. He has been travelling around the city, snatching up posters and billboards, and replacing them with fine specimens of French art from an earlier era. If our senses have over-developed to the point where we need to be visually stimulated at all times outdoors, just to keep up continuity, then we might as well at least occasionally glimpse something that moves us—something we might elect to look at voluntarily. Lavie’s project gives that gift to a lucky subset of Parisian commuters.

(Source: asylum-art)

Posted 4 hours ago

kanyes-wife:

i hate looking ugly the first time i meet someone like wait i can do better than this i swear

Posted 5 hours ago

myheart137:

capt9rs:

chepibola:

rnozzarellasticks:

memeluvr2:

my algebra teacher is pregnant and asked my class for baby names and she called on me and i panicked and said luigi

I WAS ON MY PHONE IN ART AND I READ THIS AND LAUGHED OUT LOUD AND A KID NEXT TO ME WAS LIKE “WHO ARE YOU TEXTING” AND I PANICKED AND SAID “LUIGI”

GUYS THIS SHOULD BE A THING. EVERYTIME SOMEONE ASKS YOU SOMETHING AND YOU PANIC JUST SAY LUIGI

luigi! at the disco

i’ve reblogged 3 variations of this already

Posted 6 hours ago
Posted 7 hours ago

bekstek:

lovealishadawn:

la-temeraire:

marigolds-sorry:

I really really needed this wow

i caNNOT STOP LAUGHING

LOOK AT THOSE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS

SAY NO TO PEER PRESSURE

I like this wayyyy better

Posted 8 hours ago

thelockwolf:

  • met doing laundry at 2am college au
  • accidentally knocked on the wrong dorm room college au
  • picked up the wrong book when we bumped into each other college au
  • hey exchange student why don’t you can come to mine for thanksgiving?? college au
  • did i mention college au
  • walked in on you in the shower college au
  • drunkenly hooked up but you’re dating my roommate who already hates me college au
  • the always-partying kid falls for the always-studying kid college au
  • heard a scream and thought you were getting killed but it was just a spider college au
  • i really hate you but you have the highest grades in class and i need help college au
  • (◕‿◕✿) cOLLEGE AU (◕‿◕✿)
Posted 10 hours ago

janeswonderworld:

tonidorsay:

The difference between abuse & neglect and genuine love for a child that may be trans.

i will never not reblog this

(Source: theweetosdoesart)

Posted 11 hours ago
dirtroadsandwildflowers:

tyleroakley:

tastefullyoffensive:

Rows: Jam, Honey, MarshmallowColumns: Crunchy, Nutella, Creamy

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.

O.O

dirtroadsandwildflowers:

tyleroakley:

tastefullyoffensive:

Rows: Jam, Honey, Marshmallow
Columns: Crunchy, Nutella, Creamy

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.

O.O

Posted 12 hours ago

al-grave:

godotal:

Anatomy of Cartoon Characters - by Michael Paulus

The Powerpuff Girls definitely got me.

Posted 13 hours ago

helpusgreatwarrior:

I will see you at SPX! Table W82! I will have stickers, a new mini (this comic is in it) and a Great Warrior POSTER!

Posted 14 hours ago

princeowl:

if this internet prohibition shit ends up happening yall can catch me in the woods makin wifi moonshine