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Spectral Monotony

This is my Tumblr on which I post pictures, quotes, links and similar of Things I Like including:
Art | Literature | Amanda Palmer | Goth culture | Social matters of interest | Humorous items | Nostalgia | Music | History | Downton Abbey | Boardwalk Empire | Mass Effect | Photography | Writing | Community | Archer | The West Wing | comics | Game of Thrones


Oct 1 '14

(Source: sandandglass)

Oct 1 '14

the-real-seebs:

blackymiles:

beautiesofafrique:

Efik girls

(The Efiks inhabit the coastal area of South Eastern Nigeria and are very well known nationally and internationally partly because of the prominence of Calabar in Nigerian history and also due to their rich cultural heritage. Among the broad culture of  the Efiks are “Ekombi”, the Efik classical music, “Ukwa”, the only fencing  match in sub-Saharan Africa, “Mbuk”, a  collection of Efik folklore, and “Ekpe”. Abang dance is performed for entertainment  and at festive occasions. The dance can be simple as well as elaborate with  many interpretations behind it. The most famous cuisine “Edikangikong” is renowned  as next to none in Nigeria.

There are a host of other  traditional dance forms. “Nkuho”, where a young female, who is about to be betrothed  in marriage, is confined, taught and molded into womanhood. Here she learns  moral values of the community and how to appreciate herself. While in  confinement, she is not allowed to do any chores. Instead, she eats as much as  she wants; is pampered and taught the Ekombi dance in preparation for the day  that she comes out of the confinement. She is not allowed any male visitors  except her suitor. The length of time in the confinement has changed over the  years.) Source

saddened because one day white people will be appropriating this calling it a new wild fun fashion trend they can wear for 3 months until something new come along

I just think it is so awesome how tumblr can take anything done by anyone in the world, and make it be more about white people. Because if I’d seen the original post rather than the reblog with the extra comment, I woulda been all sad and alone, thinking no one remembered it’s all about me, but thankfully someone came along to remind us all how important it is to talk about white people. Thanks.

Oct 1 '14

I’D FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT THIS VIDEO AHHHHH

(Source: youtube.com)

Sep 30 '14

michaelpit:

There ain’t a kid in America who don’t know my name!

Or a cop, neither.

1.09 || 5.04

Sep 30 '14

antisociallysplendid:

lalagirgurl:

bluedragonkaiser:

dailylifeofadisneyfreak:

Waking up on November 1st is literally like walking through a door from Halloweentown to Christmastown

What’s this? What’s this? There’s décor everywhere. What’s this? There’s carols in the air. What’s this? I can’t believe my eyes it’s just November come on folks I mean I swear. What’s this?

I FREAKING READ IT IN JACKS VOICE 

I FUCKING SANG IT

Sep 30 '14

I didn’t do it for you.

Sep 30 '14
deducecanoe:

ourobousfamilia:

deducecanoe:

chickwithmonkey:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

i have heard of precisely zero non-european explorers ever in my life, and that fucking sucks. this exhibit is amazing and i need to learn more.

That boat is a frickin aircraft carrier comparatively. Holy crap. And no. Never heard a peep.

Zhenghe went to over 40 countries in Asia and Africa and probably went even further, but I didn’t encounter that in history books before. He brought gifts from China to every country he went to and everyone loved him. It was just like “Hey, I’m here with a water-helicarrier and a gift,” and the kings of every country were lilke “holy shit son well here have a giraffe.” There are paintings depicting him leading a giraffe as well. Check him out guys, he’s really cool

That is so awesome. Fuck western history. This is the real shit.


Who the fuck hasn’t heard of Ibn Fadlan tho. He was in that one movie. 13th Warrior or something.

deducecanoe:

ourobousfamilia:

deducecanoe:

chickwithmonkey:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

i have heard of precisely zero non-european explorers ever in my life, and that fucking sucks. this exhibit is amazing and i need to learn more.

That boat is a frickin aircraft carrier comparatively. Holy crap. And no. Never heard a peep.

Zhenghe went to over 40 countries in Asia and Africa and probably went even further, but I didn’t encounter that in history books before. He brought gifts from China to every country he went to and everyone loved him. It was just like “Hey, I’m here with a water-helicarrier and a gift,” and the kings of every country were lilke “holy shit son well here have a giraffe.” There are paintings depicting him leading a giraffe as well. Check him out guys, he’s really cool

That is so awesome. Fuck western history. This is the real shit.

Who the fuck hasn’t heard of Ibn Fadlan tho. He was in that one movie. 13th Warrior or something.

(Source: romancingalbion)

Sep 30 '14

arandomobject:

"I want a plus-sized princess!"

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"I want a princess who can’t sing!"

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"I want a princess who can fight!"

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"I want a non-traditional princess!"

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In conclusion Fiona is great and just because Disney didn’t make her doesn’t mean she doesn’t exist.

(Source: arandomobject)

Sep 30 '14

rnathhomework:

sofasofia:

merrychristo:

merrychristo:

mom… dad… im batman

wait

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I MADE THIS POST NEARLY A YEAR AGO CAN WE STOP

Sep 30 '14

wreck-it-mikey:

being too shy to ask for wi-fi passwords

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(Source: heatcrashemboar)

Sep 30 '14
Sep 29 '14