*homeland

Disgusting how terrorism only applies to Muslims and crime is a crime depending on your skin color. It’s disgusting how they think reverse racism exists when they deny racism. It’s disgusting how our cultures were so backwards, till they decided it looked better on them. It’s disgusting how they tell us to go back to our homelands when they invaded our lands and claimed it was theirs. It’s disgusting how they tell us to speak English, yet when we do mock our strong accents. I am disgusted.

I knew I’d been in the MG fandom too long when I watched Showtime’s Homeland of all things and wanted a MG version. As in, an American magical girl turned to the side of dark magical girls, who is miraculously rescued and seems to be on the side of light, but one person realizes they aren’t. Cue mind games as the first girl is hailed as a hero while the second tries to gather evidence to prove the truth, all while the two fall in love…

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Q. How do you think your style incorporates/blends elements of your African and LGBTQ identity?

“I might have to answer this very broadly and say that Africana is in the essence of who I am. I grew up with African parents in an American city. When I was outside I was exposed to all things American and my doorstep was the border back to the homeland. My house was like an African artifact museum and my mother’s sense of style seeped into my consciousness, I think and contributed to my “look”. It’s a mix of Africa and America, respectively. My LGBTQ identity is also incorporated in the androgynous characteristics of my style. I’m never comfortable being too feminine and never entirely satisfied with a completely masculine feel. It’s all about balance, always all about balance.”

- Inga (Queer Ivorian-American, She/Her, Tumblr: @syncopatedloops IG: @ingapaula)

About Limit(less):
Limit(less) is a photography project by Mikael Owunna (@owning-my-truth) documenting the visual aesthetics and expression of LGBTQ African Immigrants (1st and 2nd generation) in diaspora. As LGBTQ Africans, we are constantly told that being LGBTQ is somehow “un-African,” and this rhetoric is a regular part of homophobic and transphobic discourse in African communities. This line of thinking, however, is patently false and exists an artifact of colonization of the African continent. Identities which would now be categorized as “LGBTQ” have always existed, and being LGBTQ does not make us “less” African.

Limit(less) explores how LGBTQ African immigrants navigate their identities and find ways to overcome the supposed “tension” between their LGBTQ and African identities through their visual aesthetics and expression. The project seeks to visually deconstruct the colonial binary that has been set up between LGBTQ and African identities, which erases the lives and experiences of LGBTQ Africans.  #LimitlessAfricans

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Serra’s Angels were not living beings, but instead incarnations of white mana inhabited by war-spirits. The war-spirits that possessed the incarnations did so of free will, for if the physical body died, they would suffer no lasting damage, and would eventually come to Serra to be reformed, or journey to a place where white mana was prevalent and take physical form again.
—  Planeswalker’s Guide to Homelands (jumped around from site to site since the dawn of the internet, but can currently be found here), explaining a bit on how MTG angels operate.
Kaoru interview

Found an interview with Kaoru in Dutch:
http://www.gitarist.nl/nieuws/artikel/2-14731/dir-en-greygitarist-kaoru-met-band-naar-eindhoven

(excuse any linguistic errors, it’s running late and I’ve got a bad cold)

Dir En Grey-guitarist Kaoru with band to Eindhoven
Japanese rock- and metal heroes to Europe with a concert-friendlier album

In homeland Japan Dir En Grey is very popular, but in the west too their highly inpredictable melange of extreme progressive metal and extreme rock are esteemed. In spite of the primarily Japanese lyrics. In March their strikingly melodious ninth album Arche was published in Europe. Before their European tour in May, Kevin Pasman spoke to guitarist Kaoru.

In the European tour Dir En Grey visits the Benelux once, on Wednesday 27 May, in de Effenaar in Eindhoven. The set will be more accessible than it was in the past. Guitarist Kaoru: “We’d reached a point where we wanted to head for a more simple direction than the late complex material. That was a turning point.”


Q: What is the audience’s reaction to that turn?

A: Many people who heard the album are very positive about it, but some people who loved our heavier previous album Dum Spiro Spero, think there’s something missing on it.


Q: Last year you gave a few concerts with all songs on your melodious debut album Gauze. Did that influence the material?

A: No. When we did those shows, the songs on the album were already finished.


Q: Besides using your regular ESP Vipers you also reached back to your old Ganesa-models. Can you hear those on the album?

A: The Ganesas are tricky to use in studio, but ESP did make a new model for me that is somewhat based on those guitars. I did use that one.


Q: Because of the travelling you can’t bring all your equipment to the US or Europe. Which things must absolutely come with you?

A: All guitars I need for this tour I’ll bring myself, I won’t leave those behind. Bedises that, I always bring my AMT E1 for distortion. With the equipment we rent there has to be a Diezel amp.


Q: Your songs can be very complex and there’s often a wide amount of guitar sounds that can be heard in one song. Is it tricky to translate this to a live concert?

A: Even if we play very complex songs, we don’t try to play everything exactly as it is on the record. If there are, say, seven layers of guitars on the record, we won’t work with samples or a backing track live. We want to keep the live feeling. That’s why we aim for what we can put on stage with five people to make sure the songs are brought to life as well as possible. In the past this has been difficult, but for the songs on Arche this has been surprisingly easy.

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CHILDREN meet some more characters for to the world

these lovely baes we’ll appear every now and then 

  •  Boris: his an old panda bear ,who’s been in the army for a long time, Boris is pure mix blurt force with cleverness , usually having a serious,somewhat scary attitude most of the time, he always follows order if made, even if he thinks its just not right. his purpose in the series his to bother the main heroes by trying  to take them back to the homelands.
  • Callum: a cute little foxy fox who travellers across the land of draíochta, selling potions,weapons,book etc to anyone. she playful ,nice,mysterious and joyful respecting those around him. she has been EVERYWHERE in the lands of draíochta knowing all about tribes,areas,legends and etc , he often pops out of no where when the heros of our story arrive to a village or kingdom, telling them more about the place then anyone else! (p.s she might have a British accent) 

NOW 

these aren't the final design for these designs they might be change if the series starts up some day

The Starks.

Howard Stark named his creation SHIELD after the most important person in his life, Steve Rogers, and created a ridiculous name to make it work: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Tony Stark named his creation JARVIS after the most important person in life, Edwin Jarvis, and created a slightly less ridiculous name to make it work: Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.

As season one wraps up, though, we’ve lost the majority of non-white characters.  Nobu has died. Claire has departed (although we know she will show up again either in Daredevil or one of the other MCU shows). Detective Hoffman is in jail. Ben is dead, and Doris will likely not show up again given her failing health was a plot point. Madame Gao has returned to her homeland.  Elena Cardenas is dead. Turk is in jail. So if the show is going to keep the good graces of the viewers who appreciate diversity, they will have a lot of gaps to fill with diverse characters in season two.
On April 20, 1792, the legislative Assembly declared war on the King of Bohemia and Hungary.  On April 26, at Strasbourg, Rouget de Lisle issued his War Song for the Rhine Army; there was no doubt about the fervor, both national and revolutionary, of the one who wrote it as well as those who sung it.  No distinction was made between Revolution and Nation.  Tyrants and ‘vile despots’ who contemplated returning France 'to antique slavery’ are denounced, but also the aristocracy, the émigrés, 'this horde of slaves and traitors, these parricides, these confederates of Bouillé’ [French general who organized the flight of Louis XVI].  The homeland for which the 'sacred love’ is glorified and to whose defense all are called ('Hear these fierce soldiers howling in the countryside…’) is the homeland that since 1789 has been formed against the aristocracy.
—  Albert Soboul, Understanding the French Revolution (p. 209)

I just… I can’t even wrap my head around the leaps and bounds of logic that it would take to come to the conclusion that the author of this verbal diarrhea. Though no one said a damn thing about “thanking” anyone, they’ve turned ‘blame the rapist, not half the population’ into ‘tell every guy how happy you are that he didn’t force himself on you, and give him a cookie for it’. 

But I guess now we’ve found the source of 

“Misogyny is not a joke. It is not some hobby horse that “angry women” ride around to piss men off. It killed 18,000 American women in the last 12 years. This means that more women have been killed at the hands of their husbands and boyfriends since 9/11, than Americans died during 9/11, and in all terror attacks and wars since. This year, the country will spend $38 bn on Homeland Security, and $598 bn on defense. It is estimated that America will spend just $4bn addressing violence against women. It is long overdue that we take violence against women, and the attitudes which promote it, with the seriousness they deserve.”  

A quote that has been thoroughly shredded by now. But for all of this damseling over the FOUR BILLION DOLLARS, I can’t help but wonder just how low the bar is set for violence against men. I’m guessing it’s pretty far down there, if it’s even funded at all. Of course, I’m just waiting for someone to say that they don’t need it “because patriarchy”, or some other such bull. I’ll be glad to let those people tell the victim’s family that a ten year old’s ability to wear see through yoga pants is more important and meaningful than the dead men in their lives.

I couldn’t even make it through that whole “article.” What a piece of shit.

oh my God also:

today one of the girls got a call from this older lady who was like

“i saw on the news media that the congressman fell asleep during a DHS funding meeting -” and ofc we were all like ready to get yelled at like why doesnt he care about homeland security!!!!! but then she was like

“i suffer from sleep apnea and had to go to my doctor for a diagnosis and one of the symptoms is falling asleep randomly during the day and i was thinking that maybe the congressman also has sleep apnea so i was calling to suggest he ask his doctor about it”

it was probably the nicest call ive ever heard. I got a call from a guy who said that water regulations should be repealed because “we don’t need to regulate puddles”

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An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

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Release Date : 2015-05-15
Casts : Riley Keough, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Melissa Jaffer, John Howard, Richard Carter, Abbey Lee, Richard Norton, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Angus Sampson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy, Josh Helman, Megan Gale, Zoë Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Nathan Jones
Duration : 120 minutes runtime
Rating : 8

Mad Max: Fury Road - R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 15 May 2015 (USA)

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In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.

Director: George Miller

Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy

Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

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