1. 13:11 21st Sep 2014

    Notes: 7225

    Reblogged from mooninthewell

    Tags: yes

    I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.
     
  2. 18:31 13th Sep 2014

    Notes: 82579

    Reblogged from namidakills

    Tags: amazing art

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    kinopia:

"When I was a kid, I believed you would become a mermaid when you went in the water to swim".
I really loved the little mermaid as a kid growing up so I had the warped perception you became a mermaid when you entered the water ahaha. This is me learning to swim with my cousin! This piece is for a gallery show at work.

    kinopia:

    "When I was a kid, I believed you would become a mermaid when you went in the water to swim".

    I really loved the little mermaid as a kid growing up so I had the warped perception you became a mermaid when you entered the water ahaha. This is me learning to swim with my cousin! This piece is for a gallery show at work.

     
  3. 18:30

    Notes: 27476

    Reblogged from timorpanico

    Tags: amazing art

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    isaia:

abbydraws:

Akin to an eagle
inspired by the Kalinga (a Philippine tribe) cultural video posted up by pinoy-culture. (video)
how Kalinga women are tough, proud, and dance like a soaring eagle who looks down on earth.

This is so important to me.

    isaia:

    abbydraws:

    Akin to an eagle

    inspired by the Kalinga (a Philippine tribe) cultural video posted up by pinoy-culture. (video)

    how Kalinga women are tough, proud, and dance like a soaring eagle who looks down on earth.

    This is so important to me.

     
  4. 18:26

    Notes: 95121

    Reblogged from mooninthewell

    Tags: literature

    stuffwhitepeopleask:

    If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

    Oh God, I laughed and I wanted to cry. This post is genius.

    It’s amazing and terrible how these awful food similitudes are so deeply rooted in every literature written by (us) white people. They are stuck in your mind in such a way that often they’re the first thing which comes into your mind when you’re thinking about how to describe a PoC.
    I write stories. I love to always have a very diverse cast. Now I’m in the process of writing a long story where white characters are a minority, and sometimes I find myself slipping and throwing in one of these awful food-things, some old memory of all the white writers I’ve read in my 31 years of life. Those are the moments in which I promise myself I will mercilessly kill all the relics of racism that our literatures have left in us.

     
  5. 19:19 11th Sep 2014

    Notes: 8439

    Reblogged from mccoysm

    Tags: how to train your dragon 2

    (Source: iamnevertheone)

     
  6. 18:06 8th Sep 2014

    Notes: 92926

    Reblogged from maripr

    okagami:

    marypsue:

    Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.

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    (Source: lunar-tick)

     
  8. 10:16

    Notes: 9792

    Reblogged from mooninthewell

    Tags: literaturestories

    Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.
    — Neil Gaiman (via wordsthat-speak)
     
  9. "Where No One Goes" (How To Train Your Dragon 2) [Official Lyric Video]

    The first HTTYD movie is one of my favourite movies. I love it because it’s funny and moving and full of adventure. I love it because there are dragons, and dragons turn me into my five years old self again. I love the animation, the humour, the soundtrack.
    I love it because the birth of the friendship between the boy and the dragon reminds me of my work with children. The “Forbidden friendship” scene is a lot like having to interact for the first time with children, especially very small ones.

    The second movie was really good: more adventure, more dragons, new amazing music, good character development.

    Both movies also deliver a message without giving the impression that they’re teaching a lesson to the viewer. The story just simply brings you somewhere, and you get the message without having it screamed in your face, like many movies aimed at a young audience usually do.

    (There were some things I disliked in the second movie, like the fact that the new character’s past choices were forgiven a bit too soon… But this could just be me, I admit.)

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
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