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365 films | #208: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

 "Everybody loses the thing that made them. The brave men stay and watch it happen. They don’t run." 

is it love or is it weird dark magic? baby it is both, but who cares. 

(sidenote. since. it could easily be missed. esp if you haven’t done their supports. they are bodyswapped here. so that’s why their body language is on backwards. it’s intentional.)

I really want a romantica college roommate au. Misaki somehow gets into Mitsuhashi without Usagi’s help, and Usagi is around the same age as Misaki and decides that he wants to go to a “normal middle class college.” Misaki shows up on the first day and his new roommate has already half filled up their dorm with teddy bears.

✄-- hello lovelies --

I said I’d do this at 500 but by the time I got around to actually get started I decided to just wait till 1,000. Well, here we are. Before we actually get to business, I’d like to just start off by thanking you all. I’ve had such a wonderful time here and met so many wonderful people. It gets said a lot and thrown around so easily that people tend to blow it off but I really and truly do love you all and wouldn’t dream of not following any of you. So even if you’re not on the list for whatever reason, please don’t think you’re not special to me. I just wanted to try and keep this brief. Right, so lets get started. Friends or people I admire from afar will be bolded; italics mean hover

❤ a b c -- 

accioandallonsy, broomstixs, buckbeakisback, c-ruciolestrange, callcas, captainoliverwood, chudleycanon, claraoswiins, clovespatronus, comfysweatercas

❤ d e f --

darkmarks, deadlupin, dearhufflepuff, dearsnuffles, deathilyhallows, deathlyhallowes, deathlyhalowes, dehmentor, dracosdelirium, dracosexgod, dracostimeturner, dumbledores, elevenslegacy, fantasticluna, feltonmetom, flikarman

❤ g h i j --

georgiesfred, ginevrapottr, gloriousbowtie, goldensnitching, grangerandherferret, grangerbread, greenkronos, gryffindoir, gryffindorgodric, haymitcha, heyyluna, hip-pogriff, houseoflecter, housevulcan, hremione, humione, itssirius, jabberjayed, jaygatbsy

❤ k l m n o --

leislememinger, leveosah, lieselmemingering, lovegoodt, loveqoods, lovingranger, lucissas, lunaloveqood, lupinns, malfoycharms, malfoygrangers, malfoysheart, malfoysmine, mandrakescry, maraudder, myclarence, mysirencall, nevillethehero, ohcrucio, ohmycenturion, ohweasleyking, olivierwood, olivndrs

❤ p q -- 

padfooter, parselmagic, patronuus, peetalicious, phoenixfeather2000, potterparselmouth, prisonerfromazkaban, proffesorlupin, prongsandpadfoot, pygmypuffing, quaffl, quillsandink

❤ r s t -- 

ravenclaiw, remusslupins, riddikuluslupin, riddlesbitch, ronahld, ronaldroars, ronaldweasl-y, ronaldwheesly, sallazars, salviohex, sexymalfoys, sexyweasley, sirepotter, siriusblacck, slytherihn, slytherinly, slytherintie, smirkingdraco, sriusblcks, swordofgryhffindor, thebrighttestwitch, thequibblar, thestagpatronus

❤ u v w x y z -- 

weasleysir, wheazley, yesdraco

DID I SAY BRIEF? AHAHAHA. Oops. ): Anyways! ily all and don’t forget to check out my blogroll!

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 

yeah so I kinda drew a thing

but my scanner’s broken and the uni scanners don’t do colour so here’s a photo of it.

(inspired by stuff)

another day, another heinous act of white devilry documented on my dash, no wonder i’ve become immersed in trashy teen soaps i’m not strong enough to deal with this

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The Makah Indians comprise a culture profoundly informed by the whale — a society whose traditions have been defined by the hunting of gray and humpback whales, and by the intimate knowledge of the whales that such hunting requires. For at least two thousand years (and very probably more like four thousand years), the ancestors of the Makah have lived in settlements around the Northwestern tip of the Olympic peninsula — the westernmost point of land in what is now contiguous United States — close to the migratory routes of whales and other sea mammals. Archaeological evidence unearthed over the last forty years confirms the deep record preserved in the Makah oral traditions, and demonstrates that theirs was a complex and highly organized hunting and fishing society. It is clear, both from the oral stories and the material evidence, that the Makah traditionally fished not only in the streams but offshore, and that they hunted fur seals and other sea mammals in long cedar canoes. It is also abundantly clear that the most formidable and awe-filled event, which radiated its intensity into all areas of the culture, was the whale-hunt. That is, the engagement most laden with spiritual power and significance was the life and death encounter with this entity who comes to meet us humans from the depths of a fluid world we can barely penetrate, this mysterious intelligence so much vaster than our own, the confrontation with whom startles us, willy nilly, into our most attentive and wakeful mode of being. The whale was the primary source of sustenance — both physical and spiritual — for the Makah people, and as the gift of its flesh was shared among all members of the community, a kind of nourishment spread not just into their limbs and muscles, but into their minds as well. The vast life and the inscrutable sentience of the whale became a part of their own collective being, binding them into a common spirit, ensuring the rich cohesion of their culture. These were a people made of whale [italics mine].

The Makah are the only tribe whose right to hunt whale was written into the treaties that they signed with the U.S. government in 1855. They knew the habits of the whale as well as anyone, and when the numbers of gray whales were plummeting, as a result of overhunting around the planet by American and European commercial whaling ships, the Makah recognized it early, and voluntarily gave up hunting whales in the nineteen-twenties, fully a decade or more before the United States issued a ban on the taking of gray whales. Yet what a painful decision this must have been, to voluntarily turn away from this encounter, this exchange with a wild Other that lay at the heart of their cultural life. So much of daily life, from mundane practices like the fashioning of tools and the preparation and cooking of food, to their ceremonial traditions — their stories and songs and dances, the initiation of the young, the secret societies which carried the ritual lore of the tribe — where all structured by their interchange with the whale.

© David Abram, from ‘Reciprocity and the Salmon’ originally published in The Alliance for Wild EthicsPhotographs: Above/middle: Makah Indian whalers stripping their prey at Neah Bay, 1910; Below: Makah basket carrier, 1910.

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