day 6: favorite quote"Someone who can’t sacrifice anything can’t never change anything… to defeat monsters, you have to be willing to throw aside your humanity."
ppl are always like “no game is perfect you can’t please EVERYbody” but when was the last time you heard a motherfucker complain about portal
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
Cleopatra was black, she was as black as Cicely Tyson. -Paul Mooney
Don’t hate yourself, and don’t be embarrassed. This is one of the biggest things that they have done to try and uphold the myth of Black inferiority/White supremacy. Erasing Blackness is what they’ve been doing since Day 1. They’ve done it then, they do it now, and they’ll keep doing it until the world ends.
Cleopatra was Greek and the Egyptians were Arabic I’m 98% sure neither of those is black and I’m about 100% sure that white people didn’t just knock the nose of the sphinx for fun
This is so wrong.
The reason why it’s so wrong is because the destruction of such noses was less likely racially motivated and natural and more about disfigurement of “false idols” by the early Christians and Muslims.
Cleopatra also had both Greek, Egyptian, and maybe a hint of black African ancestry, but a lot of evidence points more so that she has a lot more Greek and brown Arab blood in her more so than black. So for all we know she isn’t completely black, she could be mixed race.
So before you jump on the “I’m so embarrassed” bandwagon, research a little more about the disfigurement of those statues. Some really disintegrated naturally, buy a lot of them were politically/religiously motivated as a means to show that these self-proclaimed gods are nothing but stone etc.
Also, I don’t see why you lot would be fanning over Cleopatra when her ancestry is practically known as being imperialists from the way it came to the succession of the throne.
"birds and squirrels and earth and sky"
I freakin love my dogs.
Holy fuck. I love my dog. She ain’t ever going anywhere.
Does anyone else see “Dedicated to Rambo May he live a thousand years” at the bottom? Because I can’t. I’ve just got a dog treat in my eye is all
Butthole must sparkle
a magician asks you to pick a card - any card, in fact. you do. they ask you to put the card back in the pack - anywhere in the pack, in fact. you do. they walk away. ten years later, your wife gives birth to the six of clubs. “is this your card?” the midwife asks, in a familiar voice.
what the fuck
I want a relationship, not necessarily for sex but just someone to tell everything to and have movie nights with takeaway and just someone to trust
This is a brilliant moment.
Here we have Kaylee, a mechanic who is not afraid to get a little (or a lot) of grease on her. She lives a pretty rugged life, but you know what? She also loves pretty, frilly things.
Joss could have taken her down the “I’m a tomboy and I scoff at your girly-things” route, but he didn’t. Instead he took her character and said hey, it’s okay to like engines and like pretty frilly things. You don’t have to give up one because it doesn’t fit in with the stereotype of the other.
THIS is the type of message TV should be sending; that you should never change an aspect of yourself just because you don’t fit into a stereotypical box.
he asked for a blowjob and i blew him away with the word of the lord
If there is ever a day where I do not reblog this assume I’m dead.
this is the sort of web content i am looking to see every day
tragic backstories explain bad deeds but they do not excuse them
- tragic backstories explain bad deeds but they do not excuse them
A+ gif use
Backstories that explain actions but don’t excuse them are what makes characters great.
this is my favorite video of the year so far
looks like the devil won this round folks
OKAY IDK IF THIS HAS ALREADY MADE IT’S WAY ONTO TUMBLR, BUT I HAVEN’T SEEN IT AND I NEED IT ON MY BLOG. THIS IS ACTUALLY KINDA CUTE.