i remember watching this as a child

Curse of the Were-Bunny

Oh my gosh I recently remembered watching that old Wallace and Gromit Movie: Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Which I loved so much as a child! I need to watch it again.

But it also gives me an idea of Judy turning into a large Were-bunny. I can see her, instead of biting and eating other animals, of course she would be eating up people’s gardens, plantations, and stuff like that. XDD Though she would attack the animals that get in her way. 

Plus I totally see her kidnapping Nick. Probably at first attacking him, but later protecting him after recognizing (his panics and screams) him. 

“I remember when he was about three, only a toddler. He was out in the back garden. He went over to a flower with a bee. He put out his finger, lifted the bee up, talked to the bee, and put it back again. He probably doesn’t remember it, I don’t think I ever mentioned it, but I can remember to this day the horror of my wife and myself. He could go from flower to flower picking up bees and never get stung.” Bono’s father looked off, as if he were watching his exasperating child in the garden again, and he said, “Amazing, isn’t it?”

- Bill Flanagan, U2 at the End of the World

i was watching a tv show where a man was talking about someone he loves and i was immediately transported back to my first and (so far) only love -thought i would share:

It all started freshman year of high school. We were in the same Japanese class. He was so funny and tall and looked like a gorgeous Argentinian soccer player who had a love child with a Grecian god. I still remember how his smile made me feel, even from the first time I spoke to him to introduce myself 4 years ago (we were partners in an introductory exercise.) We instantly became friends. He was one of the 3 people I liked and related to in the class, and soon became one of the people I could always emotionally rely on. While the first 2 years of high school were simply products of my infatuation, practically swooning whenever he walked by me in the hallway, getting beet red whenever he looked at me with his smooth and gentle brown eyes, and gushing about him to all of my close friends - and even some of my not as close friends. Then in my junior year he started dating a small and dumb girl. It only lasted for about 3 or 4 months but it broke my heart. I never told him how I felt but I wanted to spend every minute with him. I went to Japan and when I came back we went to a movie and walked along the pier. I knew we had a connection and there definitely was tension that was never addressed, but I don’t think either of us wanted to address it or knew how. His girlfriend didn’t know him that well though and instantly became jealous of me as his friend. I would talk to him after class, only for her to strut up to me with her short dancer legs and openly whisk him away before I could say goodbye. After they broke up, he started dating another girl, one I was friends with. They’ve been together for about a year now, and ofc I’m happy for them, but even to this day I wish I just said something

Wow i remember when i was a kid, i was such a thief. I’d steal loose change and cds/dvds mostly. But i remember this one time when i was like 13 i saw this ipod in my sister’s and brother in law’s room and i was like….no sita…u need self control……have a conscience for goodness sake…..stop stealing things……and so i left it but then the next day my sister and brother in law offered it to me to keep and i was so amazed at the events of it all. The Lord was truly watching out for me…. I was a pure child of God…who rose above sinful nature…..and he rewarded me…..

Prompts for writing, journals, get to know me’s or whatever

About me

Am I a clean or messy person?
Am I a tea or coffee person?
Am I a vegetarian/vegan?
Am I afraid of heights?
Am I allergic to anything?
Am I an early bird or a night owl?
Am I an extrovert or introvert?
Am I an innie or an outie?
Am I easily embarrassed?
Am I in a relationship?
Am I left or right handed?
Am I much of a daredevil?
Am I scared of the dark?
Am I social?
Am I superstitious?
Am I ticklish?
Can I bake?
Can I cook?
Can I curl my tongue?
Can I dance?
Can I drive?
Can I juggle?
Can I play poker?
Can I roll my r’s?
Can I sing?
Can I spell well?
Can I swim?
Can I wiggle my ears?
Do I correct people when they make mistakes?
Do I have a collection of anything?
Do I have a strong accent?
Do I have any nicknames?
Do I have any pet peeves?
Do I have any piercings?
Do I have any strange phobias?
Do I have more girl friends or boy friends?
Do I have much of an ego?
Do I judge a book by its cover?
Do I like bubble baths?
Do I like classical music?
Do I like clowns?
Do I like my handwriting?
Do I like roller-coasters?
Do I like scary movies?
Do I like shopping?
Do I like to gossip?
Do I like to talk on the phone?
Do I like travelling?
Do I play any instruments?
Do I sleep with the lights on or off?
Do I smile at strangers?
Do I suck or bite lollipops?
Do I talk to myself?
Do I tend to hold grudges?
Do I use earphones or headphones?
Do I use sarcasm a lot?
Do I want any tattoos?
Do I wear glasses?
Have I ever been on a plane?
Have I ever been on tv?
Have I ever been to the hospital?
Have I ever crashed a car?
Have I ever got in trouble with the law?
Have I ever had a rumour spread about me?
Have I ever had braces?
Have I ever pulled an all-nighter?
Have I ever skipped school?
Have I ever started a rumour?
Have I ever thrown up in the car?
How long does it take for me to get ready?
How many relationships have I ever had?
How old was I when I first got my period?
How tall am I?
What am I most likely to be doing when I am outside?
What am I usually doing on a Friday night?
What are my favourite bands?
What are my favourite flowers?
What can I smell in the air?
What colours mostly dominate my wardrobe?
What is my appearance like?
What is my culture?
What is my current wallpaper on my phone?
What is my full name and why did I get it?
What is my greatest strength?
What is my greatest weakness?
What is my guilty pleasure?
What is my Hogwarts house?
What is my most expensive piece of clothing?
What is my most heavily used makeup product?
What is my most used phrase?
What is my most used word?
What is my personality like?
What is my personality type?
What is my religion?
What is my spirit animal?
What is my strangest talent?
What is my zodiac sign?
What is one trend that I completely bought into?
What is something I can’t do no matter how hard I try?
What is something I hated as a child that I like now?
What is the last thing I bought?
What is the longest I’ve ever gone without sleep?
What is the pet I would like to have?
What is the worst injury I’ve ever gotten?
What language do I want to learn?
What video games do I play when I want to relax?
What was the last book I read?
What was the last movie I saw?
What word do I always use as an exclamation?
What word do I always use to describe something great?
Where do I currently live?
Which is my favourite season?


Favourites

What is my favourite accent?
What is my favourite animal?
What is my favourite band?
What is my favourite childhood book?
What is my favourite colour?
What is my favourite drink?
What is my favourite flavour of ice cream?
What is my favourite food to eat on a rainy day?
What is my favourite food to eat on a sunny day?
What is my favourite number?
What is my favourite place on the planet?
What is my favourite radio station?
What is my favourite sandwich?
What is my favourite snack?
What is my favourite song?
What is my favourite swear word?
What is my favourite word?
What is my favourite thing to wear?


People

Do I remember the day I met …?
How are my mother and I similar and different?
What are the compliments I have given other people?
What are the compliments people have given me?
What do my best friend and I have in common?
What gifts would I like to give everyone?
What if I could meet anyone on this planet – who would I choose?
Where is my best friend?
Which actors & actresses do I trust enough to watch whatever they’re in?
Which teachers inspired me the most?
Who are my favourite characters?
Who are my friends?
Who are my parents?
Who are my sisters?
Who are the new people I met? – their names and where we met
Who are the writers I trust enough to read anything they write?
Who brings the sunshine on the days I see nothing but a grey sky?
Who is my best friend?
Who is my celebrity crush?
Who is my favourite youtuber?
Who is my role model?
Who is my secret valentine?
Who is someone I admire?
Who is someone that saved me?
Who is the most intelligent person I know?
Who is the most supportive person in my life right now?
Who was the last person I texted?
Who would I like to go on a midnight adventure with?
Who would I love to randomly see this week?
Who would I really like to hug?
Who would I really like to punch?
Why am I grateful for …?
Why am I grateful for dad?
Why am I grateful for mum?


Music

A playlist for 12-year-old me
A playlist for throwback Thursday
A playlist for when I’m angry
A playlist for when I’m in love
A playlist for when I’m in the mood to party
A playlist for when I’m sad
A playlist of songs that I have on repeat
A playlist that makes me want to dance
A playlist that makes me want to sing
A playlist to inspire me
A playlist to listen to on the bus/train
A playlist with the classics
A song that really speaks to me
A song that was stuck in my head today
Bands and their logos
Song lyrics
What are the first 6 songs when I put my playlist on shuffle?
What song always brings a smile to my face?

Places

A place where the architecture made me want to wake up and see the city skyline every morning
A place where the customer service made me tip £100
A place where the memories were unforgettable
A place where the nature made me want to live in the middle of nowhere
A place where the people restored my faith in humanity
How to get to my favourite place
Places I have never been to but want to see.
Somewhere I want to go before I die
Somewhere I want to go before I turn 20
Somewhere I would rather be right now.
What are the popular places in town?
What is the worst place I’ve been to?
Where is my favourite place to shop?
Where was I born?

Lists

A list of every single song on the albums released by my fav bands

Every tom and jerry’s ice cream flavour (I want to try).

Places I would like to see.

Sounds I like.

Sounds I dislike.

Sports I like.

Star signs.

The first 5 things I saw on my way home.

The first 5 words that come to mind.

The main roman gods.

The main Greek gods.

Things I don’t own but like.

Things I want to buy.

Top 10 episodes to watch

Top 10 favourite quotes.

Top 10 movies to watch.

Top 10 people I want to meet.

Top 10 places in Manchester.

Top 10 restaurants I love.

What is the sentence on line 13 of page 23 in the book nearest to me?

What movies do I watch when I’m feeling down?

What tv shows do I always recommend?

What were my favourite tv shows as a child?

What words don’t seem real to me?

Wish list



Experiences/Memories

A memory in summer

A memory in winter

A memory with my family.

A memory with my friends.

I’ll never forget the day (a teacher) did this.

Memories from high school

Special moments I want to witness.

The story behind my first kiss

The story behind my last kiss

The stories behind my scars

What are the memories I never want to forget?

What is my saddest memory?

What is the first thing I remember?

What is the funniest thing I remember?

What was my most embarrassing moment?

What was the happiest day of my life?

What was the last concert I went to?

What was the most amazing thing I’ve ever witnessed?

What was the most disappointing thing in my life?

What was the most nervous I’ve ever been?

What was the saddest day of my life?

When was I last scared for my life?


Letters

A note to my favourite teachers.

Dear _____, I would like to tell you.

Dear 5-year-old me.

Dear 10-year-old me.

Dear 13-year-old me.

Dear 15-year-old me.

Dear 16-year-old me.

Dear 18-year-old me.

Dear 21-year-old me.

Dear 25-year-old me.

Dear all the boys I’ve liked.

Dear someone I need to forgive.

Letters to my future children.



Questions to answer

A wise person learns from the mistakes of others – do I agree?

Advice to any if the new kids at sf.

Am I a bad loser?

Am I a good liar?

Am I a writer?

Am I an artist?

Am I good at giving advice?

Am I happy with myself?

Am I happy with the person I’ve become?

Am I the kind of friend I would like to have as a friend?


Books I always reread

Can insanity bring on more creativity?

Do I admit when I’m wrong?

Do I believe that people are capable of change?

Do I belong here?

Do I hold grudges?

Do I have trust issues?

Do I like confrontation?

Do I live or do I just exist?

Do I prefer to be on camera or behind it?

Do I really want a cat?

Do I trust easily?

Have I ever been bullied?

Have I ever been on a date?

Have I ever felt like I wasn’t enough?

Have I ever felt rejected by my friends/family?

Have I ever had a friend turn into an enemy?

Have I ever had a paranormal experience?

Have I ever had a public perception of me change from good to bad?

Have I ever had a song or poem written about me?

Have I ever hopelessly failed a test?

Have I learnt from my mistakes?

How am I feeling?

How do I find comfort when I’m sad?

How do I vent my anger?

How do I want to be remembered?

How could I avoid getting hurt?

How does a (any appliance around the home) work?

How I think will determine how I live – agree or not?

How would I define my sense of humour?

What am I like when I’m angry?

What am I most afraid of?

What are some things that stand between me and complete happiness?

What did I like about being a kid?

What did I want to be when I was younger?

What do I admire most in others?

What do I hate about sf?

What do I hate most about myself?

What do I love most about myself?

What do I notice first when I see someone?

What do I think about selfies?

What do I think about the most?

What do I think could be improved in the educational system?

What do I think people think of me?

What do I touch first when I stick my arms out?

What do I wish I didn’t miss?

What do I wish for every night?

What does a rainbow mean to me?

What fictional character do I wish was real?

What fictional universe would I like to be a part of?

What is an experience that has made me stronger?

What is an item of clothing or jewellery you’ll never see me without?

What is my biggest dream and how do I plan on making it become a reality?

What is my biggest what if?

What is my greatest achievement?

What is my greatest failure?

What is my secret weapon to get someone to like me?

What is one aspect of myself that I feel confident about?

What is one thing I am interested in learning more about?

What is something that makes me feel vulnerable?

What is the best gift I’ve ever received?

What is the first thing I think of when I hear the word ‘heart’?

What is the hardest lesson I have had to learn in life?

What is the ideal age to be and why?

What is the most scandalous situation I’ve ever been involved in?

What is the nicest thing about a person?

What is the single best decision I’ve made in my life so far?

What is the single worst decision I’ve made in my life so far?

What makes a great relationship?

What makes me smile?

What motivates me to succeed?

What part of my life would I relive if I could?

What part of my life would I remove if I could?

What question am I afraid to tell the truth to?

What questions would I ask to get to know someone better?

What was I doing at 12am last night?

What was I like as a child and how did my personality change as I got older?

What was my favourite subject in school?What was the last lie I told?

What was the most ridiculous thing that made me cry?

What will I do in university?

What would I change about my sf?

What would I change about my life if you knew I would never die?

What would I change about the world?

What would I like to change this year?

What would I do differently if you knew that no one was judging me?

What would I do in the event of an apocalypse?

What would I have to see to cry tears of joy?

What would I want written on my tombstone?

When did I experience stage fright or nervousness in front of a crowd?

When do I feel most at peace?

When did I last send a handwritten letter to someone?

When did I not speak up, when I know I really should have?

When did I witness something controversial and had to keep it a secret?

When was the last time I cried?

Where do I see myself in 10 years’ time?

Where do I want to live?

Where is the best place to get pizza?

Where would I go if I got a plane ticket to anywhere?

Which do I value more in others, brains or beauty?

Who do I get on with better, girls or boys?

Who do I miss the most?

Who do I need the most?

Why couldn’t I get out of bed this morning?

Why couldn’t I sleep last night?

Why do I hate insects?

Why do dogs hate me and I hate them?

Will you lend me a hand – how do I think this idiom got started?

Would I ever spread gossip?

Would people consider me a diva?

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My son, the day you were born, the very forests of Lordaeron whispered the name Arthas.
My child, I watched with pride as you grew into a weapon of righteousness. Remember, our line has always ruled with wisdom and strength. And I know you will show restraint when exercising your great power. But the truest victory, my son, is stirring the hearts of your people. I tell you this, for when my days have come to an end, you shall be King.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King | 2008 | Blizzard Entertainment

BTS Reaction to Their Child Catching Them Having Sex

Requested by Anonymous, “Bts reaction of them and their wife are having sex and their child accidentally walk in on them? And then they give their child the “sex” talk? Lmao thank you! 😂”

Note: I already did “the talk” one which you can find in my masterlist, but thanks for the request I had fun writing this!


Jin ➳ Staring into your eyes, he felt like he was floating on clouds as he would soon fall into complete and utter bliss. It was one of many nights when he made love to you, and he was so sure he was going to remember it for the rest of his life because once his son had climbed onto the bed and watched you two intently, his heart fell to the darkest pits of his ass as you yelped in horror.

It was a small and innocent voice, asking him what he was doing to his “mommy”, and he could only laugh as he pulled the blankets over the two of you as you looked away in mortification. “We were wrestling,” he said, beaming in glee as he carefully pulled out of you and reached for his boxers, “that’s all baby, now lets put you back to bed.”

Originally posted by jiminiemini


Suga ➳ He was so close, so close to reaching his climax as he pounded into you under the fluffy duvets. He was falling, drowning in ecstasy that he didn’t hear when the door squeaked open, that he didn’t hear the tiny footsteps walking to your shared bed until Yoongi felt the soft tug on the blankets. Thinking nothing of it, he exploded into you as he bit onto your shoulder to muffle his moan, and when his head peaked out amidst his high from under the soft veil, his eyes locked onto the ones that matched his own and only one thought crossed his mind at that moment.

He fell on top of you, hand reaching to cover your lips as his eyes automatically shut while releasing a sigh of content — soon snoring, hoping to anything his own son would walk away along with Yoongi’s dignity.

Originally posted by kpoop


J-Hope ➳ “Ah, baby, you like that huh?” Hoseok murmured, lips ghosting over yours while you only nodded, soon kissing you fervently as he reached down to your leg to better position himself. His vision was hazy, eyes soon fluttering shut as he spread your legs farther apart while reaching a new destination inside of you; heart fluttering and skin sweating as he smiled through the kiss from feeling you tremble while the pleasure began to get unbearable in various ways.

“Like what, daddy?” He had heard a small voice, and when his eyes opened softly with a smirk gracing his lips only to find his own daughter staring at him with her head tilted to the side in confusion — the man had let out a horrified shriek as he jumped away from you.

Originally posted by ineedakpopgif


RapMonster“What are you doing?” He had choked on air, stopping midway of ramming back into you as his head snapped towards his daughter whom was standing at the door looking beyond terrified of him. He didn’t know what to do, and when his daughter opened her mouth once more — a furious blush tinted his his ears while slowly crawling down his neck. “Why are you attacking mo-”

He pushed himself away from you, sliding his boxers up as you could only stare to your daughter in shame. “I was trying to help massage her,” he quickly explained with a laugh, and when he tried to reach for his daughter who only stepped back, he knew he had some actual explaining to do.

Originally posted by thisisjustforfunval


Jimin ➳ He was easing into you from behind, hand grasping your hair into his palm as he found pleasure in every soft mewl that escaped your lips. Leaving open mouthed kisses from your neck to your shoulder and down your back, your sudden nudge against his abdomen had him moaning in displeasure, but when he looked up to find his son with wide and innocent eyes, he felt his heart flying to his throat as he suddenly found it hard to breathe.

Putting all his weight on top of you, his hands went to cover your breasts as you tried to pretend to do pushups from your embarrassed state — soon falling against the mattress due to your struggling. “Why are you guys having fun naked without me?” Your son exclaimed in disbelief, leaving the both of you awkward beyond belief.

Originally posted by go2bedjungkook


V ➳ He was way too into it, hands gripping your asscheeks as he pushed all the way into you, grin evident in his features as he watched the upper part of your body sink deeper into the bed as you had your hiney up in the air. He was losing it, soon slapping your bottom as you let out a breathless scream, only for Taehyung to hear his own son barging into the room while screaming, “leave mom alone, you monster!”

Taehyung was shooketh, eyes wide as he looked around the room to avoid his son’s eyes, his heart beating erratically was surely not from the intercourse and was for sure to be from his own precious baby calling him a monster and catching him doing the nasty, only to soon have small tiny hands try to push the older man away from you.

Originally posted by stayingmintyfresh


Jungkook ➳ It was a loud bump!, the both of you falling off the bed with giggles trailing afterwards, soon having Jungkook’s lips meet yours in a searing kiss as it soon escalated. You were on his lap as he sat against the wall, moving painfully slow until he eventually got tired with your teasing, soon grabbing your hips and thrusting upwards harshly. The room was too hot, the moment was too beautiful and he wouldn’t have it any other way, especially when his eyes had fluttered closed as you cried a soft ‘daddy’.

“Oh yes,” Jungkook muttered as he opened his eyes, eyes glancing towards the door before having his eyes on you, and it wouldn’t be long until his vision slammed back towards his daughter who had cried a soft, 'daddy?’ towards him.

He was appalled.

Originally posted by darkfrinda


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anonymous asked:

Could you tell your uneducated followers, such as myself, some more about Ramadan? You're allowed to eat between sunset and sunrise, just not during the day? Are there rules about working during Ramadan if you have a job? Obviously some people can't take time off, but is it preferable to stay home with family? Do some countries, that you know of, recognize it as a holiday and give time off to Muslim citizens? Do you really fast everyday for the whole month!?

Sure. :)

From sunrise and sunset we can’t eat, drink, smoke or have sex. Obviously, if you live in a country with extremely long hours of sunlight it is a little different. 

You are allowed to go about your day as normal as possible. It is advisable to spend time with family and you should be focusing on strengthening your faith. 

Fasting is for those who are abled. 

If you are sick such as having the flu, have a health condition such a diabetes, old age, mental illness, being forced to do it against your will -‘compulsion’, experiencing intense hunger and/or thirst, you are travelling or you would face prosecution or experience fear due to fasting you may be exempt. People don’t fast while they are on their period (well, for good reason since that be incredibly uncomfortable), pregnant/breastfeeding (up to their discretion) and children are not required to fast (Some children do want try it out. I remember as a child I would get in the habit of fasting until midday as practice. Obviously it was not forced on me and I wanted to do it. Of course, parents need to be very watchful of their kids.)  

You can either make up the fasting days or if you have a long-term condition donate to charity. 

It is a festive time. We like to go out for special dinners, prepare special food and do more community activities. But most importantly the month is centred around helping the less fortunate. This is the time of year where we pay our yearly zakkat to the poor. A required amount of donations from your total earnings to someone in need. 

Fasting is suppose to teach patience, steadfastness and remind you of those who go hungry and thirsty. It is about controlling your desires. We do it the whole month- 29 or 30 days depending on the moon. 

Fasting shouldn’t be a distressing experience. For most people, fasting is relatively easy or just mildly uncomfortable. Most people report to feeling better during ramadan as it is good for the digestive system and lots of people actually gain weight surprisingly enough because they tend to have feasts at dinner. We eat two meals know as Suhoor in the morning and Iftaar at night. Water and dates are ‘sunnah’- Optional but a good habit- to have at both times as that is what the Prophet Muhammad (SA) use to do. 

Islam teaches that you must have a good breakfast before sunrise and that you break your fast as soon as it is sunset- it is forbidden to delay breaking your fast. It is not required to starve yourself at all. Healthy, abled people fast without any difficulties. It shouldn’t be at the cost of your health.

You are to prioritise your health and well-being. 

I live in Australia and nothing changes for me. I am not bothered by it because for me my life goes on as normal as fasting is not a difficulty. I went to a religious school for Primary School and High School so we had shorter days during ramadan. 

I am not aware of how it is practiced in Muslim countries. 

Thanks for your ask. Have a great day anon! 

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“Star Wars is the first film I remember watching, and it had a massive impact,” he says. “Me and my brother started acting out these films at home. Just running around,” he raises his hands as if holding a blaster, and makes child-like firing sounds. Did he ever think he’d get a chance to live out those dreams for real? “No, never. Who does? I mean, I’m sure there are some incredibly focused, driven sociopaths who think, ‘Yeah I’m going to be in a Star Wars film’, and then aren’t surprised when they are, but I’m not one of them.”

for ShortList Magazine

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     my son, the day you were born, the very forests of lordaeron whispered the name… arthas. my child, i watched with pride as you grew into a weapon of righteousness. remember our line has always ruled with reason and strength. and i know you will show restraint when exercising your great power. but the truest victory, my son, is stirring the hearts of your people. i tell you this, for when my days come to an end… 

                     YOU SHALL BE KING.

My grandma lived under the house

by reddit user chewingskin

Before you read these moments from my life, I’d like to apologize for the language, but I’m trying to recall it from the exact detail.

During the months of June, July, and August, I spent many hot summers of my childhood at my Grandmother’s house further west on the island of Cape Breton. The forest was plentiful, the plains were a vibrant green, and my Grandmother’s house was a rickety old two-story that was built sometime in the 50’s and looked like it didn’t belong.

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alluringbutterfly  asked:

Do you all know anything about the Gullah people?

Funny story, lol I 1st learned about the Gullah people after watching Gullah Gullah Island as a child (please tell me you remember otherwise i feel old). I didn’t fully understand the culture and motive behind the show until last fall in my African Retentions in American course in college.

So here goes:

The Gullah people are the descendants of the slaves who worked on the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia. They still live in rural communities in the coastal region and on the Sea islands of those two states, and they still retain many elements of African language and cultureMany traditions of the Gullah and Geechee culture were passed from one generation to the next through language, agriculture, and spirituality. The culture has been linked to specific West African ethnic groups who were enslaved on island plantations to grow rice, indigo, and cotton starting in 1750, when antislavery laws ended in the Georgia colony.

A Board of Trustees established Georgia in 1732 with the primary purposes of settling impoverished British citizens and creating a mercantile system that would supply England with needed agricultural products. The colony enacted a 1735 antislavery law, but the prohibition was lifted in 1750. West Africans, the argument went, were far more able to cope with the climatic conditions found in the South. And, as the growing wealth of South Carolina’s rice economy demonstrated, slaves were far more profitable than any other form of labor available to the colonists.

Rice plantations fostered Georgia’s successful economic competition with other slave-based rice economies along the eastern seaboard. Coastal plantations invested primarily in rice, and plantation owners sought out Africans from the Windward Coast of West Africa (Senegambia [later Senegal and the Gambia], Sierra Leone, and Liberia), where rice, indigo, and cotton were indigenous to the region. Over the ensuing centuries, the isolation of the rice-growing ethnic groups, who re-created their native cultures and traditions on the coastal Sea Islands, led to the formation of an identity recognized as Geechee/Gullah. There is no single West African contribution to Geechee/Gullah culture, although dominant cultural patterns often correspond to various agricultural investments. For example, Africa’s Windward Coast was later commonly referred to as the Rice Coast in recognition of the large numbers of Africans enslaved from that area who worked on rice plantations in America.

Documentation of the developing culture on the Georgia islands dates to the nineteenth century. By the late twentieth century, researchers and scholars had confirmed a distinctive group and identified specific commonalities with locations in West Africa. The rice growers’ cultural retention has been studied through language, cultural habits, and spirituality. The research of Mary A. Twining and Keith E. Baird in Sea Island Roots: African Presence in the Carolinas and Georgia (1991) investigates the common links of islanders to specific West African ethnicities.

Enslaved rice growers from West Africa brought with them knowledge of how to make tools needed for rice harvesting, including fanner baskets for winnowing rice. The sweetgrass baskets found on thecoastal islands were made in the same styles as baskets found in the rice culture of West Africa. Sweetgrass baskets also were used for carrying laundry and storing food or firewood. Few present-day members of the Geechee/Gullah culture remember how to select palmetto, sweetgrass, and pine straw to create baskets, and the remaining weavers now make baskets as decorative art, primarily for tourists.

Aspects of West African heritage have survived at each stage of the circle of migration, with rice, language, and spirituality persisting as cultural threads into the twentieth century. The Geechee/Gullah culture on the Sea Islandsof Georgia has retained a heritage that spans two continents. Sapelo Island Cultural DayAt the end of the Civil War, lands on the coastal islands were sold to the newly freed Africans during the Port Royal Experiment, part of the U.S. government's Reconstruction plan for the recovery of the South after the war.

During the 1900s, land on some of the islands—Cumberland, Jekyll,Ossabaw, Sapelo, and St. Simons —became resort locations and reserves for natural resources. The modern-day conflict over resort development on the islands presents yet another survival test for the Geechee/Gullah culture, the most intact West African culture in the United States. Efforts to educate the public by surviving members of the Geechee/Gullah community, including Cornelia Bailey of Sapelo Island and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, help to maintain and protect the culture’s unique heritage in the face of such challenges.

The Gullah/Geechee have arguable preserved the heritage of their African ancestors better than any group in the United States.


Cornelia Bailey, with Christena Bledsoe, God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks about Life on Sapelo Island (New York: Doubleday, 2000).

Margaret Washington Creel, A Peculiar People: Slave Religion and Community-Culture among the Gullahs (New York: New York University Press, 1988).

World’s Best Dad

Originally posted by hallowedbecastiel

Summary: One of the reader’s students has a problem and she confronts her father about what’s going on…

World’s Best Dad Masterlist

Pairing: single parent!Dean x kindergarten teacher!reader

Word Count: 3,500ish

Warnings: language

A/N: My second ever daddy Dean fic. Quote for this one was “It was an accident I swear!”…


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170224 Myeongdong Fansign

Q: As you’ve mentioned on Twitter, you still have 6 years until your lamb skewer’s business, who do you want to employ?
1.      Seokjin
2.      Hoseok
3.      Namjoon
4.      Jimin
5.      Taehyung
6.      Jungkook

Yoongi ticked all and wrote ‘all the members’
The fan asked if Yoongi is going to exploit workers (sweated labor), he replied: “no, I will pay the minimum hourly wage.”

Q: In the distant future, do you want to become a farmer?

Taehyung: No

Q: When will the new contents come out on Vapp…

Taehyung: Not yet…

Fan: I thought farming was your dream?
Taehyung: I just said it. Otherwise I would be unemployed. (sincere)
Before the fan moved on, she asked if 만다꼬 ended, and he said yes.
Fan: Hwarang has also ended…
Taehyung: Ah, I’m planning to keep acting!
Fan: Fighting!

Q: I just graduated from high school too, can we be friends? ㅋㅋㅋ Congratulations on your graduation ♡

Jungkook: X, congrats congrats!

Jungkook: 98…?
Fan: Yes, you’re legitimate my oppa!! Can we be friends?
Jungkook: If you start working (lit.: go out to society) then we can’t.
Fan: Then you can be my oppa.
Jungkook hold out his fist and banged with a thud.
Fan: Ah oppa!!! When are you going to upload Manolo?
Jungkook: Ah, I’m not sure! I don’t have the time~
Fan: Ah, please upload it when you’re free ㅠㅠㅠ
And he held the fan’s hand when she was moving along.
Fan: Oppa, your hands are cold??
Jungkook: Really? That’s because my heart is warm.
Fan: My hands are hot.
Jungkook: Then your heart is..?

Q: Have you really abandoned Ryan? ㅠ

1.     No. I can’t let Ryan go even if I die. ㅠ
2.    New love with Brown ♡ ✓

Namjoon wrote ‘humph’ and drew Ryan.

The fan gave Namjoon a sheep plushie.
Fan: I saw that oppa went to a sheep farm but didn’t see any sheep!!
Namjoon: Wow thank you, I really like sheep.

Fan: Oppa, I like you the most ㅠㅠㅠㅠ 
Hoseok: Really? How much?
Fan: How am I supposed to express that ㅠㅠㅠ
The fan took out albums
Fan: This album suits oppa (the fan also gave him the one that she couldn’t give to Jungkookie, since it’s the same artist so it looked natural ㅋㅋ)
Fan: This artist used to a country artist, nowadays is trendy…? So, it suits oppa.
Hoseok: That’s right, I need to listen to this once again. It’s such a great gift, thank you!!
Hoseok: It seems that you like music?
Fan: Ah, I like this artist hohoho…

The fan went over to Jimin, gave him the hair band and asked if he could put it on. And he went like this!!!!! But of course, he didn’t wear it at the end.

Q: Jimin oppa, is Jungkook oppa still a cute dongsaeng? Or is he a strong (scary) dongsaeng?

Jimin: A cute, big gigantic child

Fan: Oppa can you win..?
Jimin: Of course not.
As the fan moved on while holding his hand, she suddenly remembered and asked: “oppa can I measure the size of your hand?” They compared their hands and his hand was bigger than the fan’s.

Fan: (taking out the presents) Oppa, do you watch Haikyū!! 
Jin: No?
Fan: Oh? Then I won’t give you this. Oppa please wear this, oppa is the King!
Jin: Oh okay, King.

Q: I will be attending university this semester! From the perspective of a graduate, what do you think I must do during university?

1.     Relationship
2.     Study
3.     Quit university
4.     Academic warning ✓
5.     Eating show
6.     Fangirl over BTS

Fan: ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Academic warning ㅋㅋㅋ
Jin: ㅋㅋㅋ You have to get an academic warning ㅋㅋㅋ I had one ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Fan: I heard that it’s really easy to get an academic warning ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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Trans: KIMMYYANG

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Request from @tayzamalfoy: Hey could you do an imagine where the reader is Gryffindor and Draco’s girlfriend but she’s ill and is feeling horrible so Draco looks after her and lays in bed with her until she falls asleep?? Thankyou, I love your imagines :—)

Thank youuuu! I love this request! :)

Originally posted by enjoyingbeingme

You’d woken up with the worst headache, you couldn’t see straight or stand up properly for several seconds without nearly passing out. It was a sunny Saturday and you had made plans with Draco to go to go to the Black Lake and have a picnic several weeks ago for today. You finally found the courage to scramble out of bed and throw on some clothes to go down to breakfast. 

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Reblog this if you had to learn cursive writing as a child

If you were ever told or were made to learn cursive writing when you were in grade school.
I wanna see how many of you suffered like I did.

thatisnotaparrot  asked:

Are you ever watching Stranger Things and just like... randomly worry about the actors? Sometimes while watching I'll suddenly remember some things you have said about being a child actor and wonder if they're okay, if they had a choice, etc.

I do. Whenever I see child actors, I silently hope that they survive it.