do u ever wonder how long-dead famous artists would react if they somehow woke up and saw how much their work has impacted & inspired the world? like imagine shakespeare or van gogh or monet or sylvia plath or the bronte’s, etc realising they’ve created one of the most renowned works of all time
Okay so sorry about the people Im about to tag but all of these people have inspired me or impacted me in some way shape or form and i just love all these people so much and they all only deserve the best in life!!! <3 Being apart of this fandom is so much fun, and all these people make it worth while! Thank you for being you!
I think Jack is really making a difference and making the world better bit by bit.
Not only does he try to spread positivity and happiness while also letting people know about the realities of life, he shows people the more inclusive and open-minded views (on lgbtqia+, consent and relationships, etc) which is very very important considering that many of his viewers are younger and influenced easily. The older viewers also benefit because (if they don’t already support these views), they can reflect more on their own behavior and open their minds more.
And since Jack and this community is so intertwined with each other, that difference can have a larger impact on the world by spreading these ideals to people who are outside of this group or even outside of YouTube in general.
When it comes to Mexican television there is one show that is so iconic that it’s unquestionably become a national treasure. In fact this show has been so treasured and adored in Latin America that it is still broadcast today, 44 years after it first appeared on the air in 1971. While other programming at the time focused on the melodramatic lives of the wealthy and fortunate in Mexico, El Chavo del Ocho was able to bring light and humor to a way of life that was an underrepresented reality for the majority of Mexicans. The show was able to face poverty, hunger, and homelessness face-on while still remaining incredibly humorous, uplifting and inspirational. The cultural of impact of El Chavo has left it’s mark on Latin culture though characters that are instantly recognizable anywhere they make appearances and it’s catch-phrases becoming a part of everyday vernacular. More importantly, El Chavo has surprisingly been able to bridge the gap between generations, allowing abuelitas and nietos to enjoy the show generation after generation. Even today the humor remains poignant, the characters remain lovable and the program remains a cultural bond amongst all Latin Americans.
2. La India María
While the majority of Mexicans on television have always been (and sadly, most still are) depicted as well-to-do, light-skinned, beautiful people, La India María challenged the norms by creating a character of an everyday indigenous woman and making her a star. La India María’s films and television show took head-on important issues that Mexico’s indigenous population has had to endure over the years. The situational humor frequently featured silly slap-stick comedy while still shedding light on racial discrimination and classism in society. Finding honest depictions of relatable characters on television can be an enthralling and liberating experience for minorities that are often left out of mass media. La India María gave a voice to the native populations of Mexico and has continued to do so throughout the years. María Elena Velasco first portrayed La India María in 1972 and continued to do so up until her passing in 2015.
3. María la del Barrio
Of course, any exploration into Mexican television should include at least one telenovela and there’s no better example than María la del Barrio. Words cannot even begin to express how much there is to love about this novela. The plot is completely outrageous and the acting is atrocious, yet it’s impossible not to be captivated by the sheer hilarity of it all. What starts as a simple (though cliché) story of a poor girl from the streets falling in love with a wealthy douchebag quickly spirals out of control into a tale of debauchery, revenge, and murder. Thalia’s acting as María is so unbelievably bad that it’s really hard to understand what propelled her to stardom in the first place. But the real star of the novela is Itatí Cantoral portraying the deliciously evil Soraya Montenegro. Her hatred of María and desire for revenge is one of the main plot drivers of the novela and leads to some of the most riveting scenes ever captured on film. The infamous ‘Maldita Lisiada’ scene has found new life on the internet and is once again bewitching and perplexing new and old fans alike.
Livor Mortis on the Post Mortem Post (Warning, there are clinical pictures of cadavers, some close-ups of the discolouration that occurs during decomposition. It’s a good reference for UPG about Hel’s half-state/palette though.)
Some of these aren’t Viking/Norse/Heathen specific. But I think its important to be mindful of the fact religion and faith don’t exist in a vacuum and can be impacted or inspired by the most mundane things. Our ancestors would not recognise our technology, but many things in the human experience have remained unchanged, good and bad. Large pockets of the Western world have become separated from death and it has become idealised in a much different way than in the Viking Age. Or even from the early 20th century.
A lot of death witchery resources are aesthetic. Filtered photos of scattered bones, black roses, dancing in graveyards, etc. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But it carries the risk of sterilising and burying the other aspects of death and those who live and work with it. Death entities are in the flickering votives on headstones. But also in the buzzing, flickering fluorescent bulbs of a hospital or nursing home. Standing vigil over a psychopomp in scrubs who has but a few moments to grieve before paperwork or the summons of another call light. They’re in the aching back and sweat of a mortician who spent hours on a child’s body restoration for a brief open casket. And not the only one they will oversee that day. They’re in the rough-cut montages of war playing on muted TVs in a bar.
Sorry for the beginnings of a tangent. I am drunk and have a lot of feelings about Loki’s family and a complicated relationship with death.
A lot of that record, I wrote when I was having a really bad time mentally. I don’t like calling it depression but it seemed like that and I couldn’t pinpoint what my issues were, or what was wrong with me but I knew there was something wrong. My problems weren’t tangible things, they weren’t thing I could see or explain to people so in a way it was like they were ghosts or spirits that were haunting me. I think a lot of people are afraid to put it out there and talk about it but we weren’t.
I think that might be a big reason people have connected to it and got behind it. I feel like for anyone who’s sharing feelings of topics like that, it’s a little bit scary but I feel its more therapeutic and cathartic to write about that stuff, to talk about that stuff and put it out there. You feel better about it. To know that other people can connect to that makes you feel even better. As scary as it at first, it eventually just pays off and turns out to be good in the end.
I hope we can impact people, inspire people and motivate people. — Lynn Gunn
On this day in music history: August 14, 1965 - “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, also peaking at #19 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written and produced by Sonny Bono, it is the biggest hit for the pop vocal duo from Los Angeles, CA. Previously known as Caesar & Cleo, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono and Cherilyn Sarsikian LaPierre (aka Cher) meet each other in a Hollywood, CA coffee shop, while Bono is working for producer Phil Spector as a record promotion and odd jobs man. Cher is only 16 years old at the time when they meet (though she tells him she’s 18, and he’s 27 at the time), and has aspirations to become a singer. The two become fast friends (later becoming romantically involved and moving in together), and Bono helps her get work with Spector, singing background vocals and recording a one off single (“I Love You, Ringo” under the name “Bonnie Jo Mason”). When the duo first records as Caesar & Cleo in 1964, they record and release a few singles for Vault then Reprise Records (the latter two their first as Sonny & Cher), including “Baby Don’t Go”, which to make any impact. The inspiration for “I Got You Babe” come to Sonny while sitting at the piano one evening in the couple’s home in Lauren Canyon. After recording “Babe” and it’s B-side “It’s Gonna Rain” (with members of The Wrecking Crew at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, CA), Sonny Bono sends them to Atlantic Records chairman Ahmet Ertegun, who actually prefers the flipside. Bono takes a copy of the single to KHJ in Los Angeles who begins playing “Babe” hourly as an exclusive. The response to “Babe” is swift and overwhelmingly positive, convincing Atlantic to regulate it to the A-side of the single. Entering the Hot 100 at #88 on July 10, 1965, it rockets to the top of the chart just five weeks later. In a bit of irony, their earlier single, “Baby Don’t Go” is reissued by Reprise as “Babe” is still climbing the chart, becoming a hit in its own right. It enters the Hot 100 on August 21, 1965 while “I Got You Babe is still holding the top spot, and peaks at #8 seven weeks later on October 9, 1965. "Babe” is covered by UB40 and Chrissie Hynde in 1985, hitting number one on the UK singles chart. “I Got You Babe” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
1. what is your favourite plant? 2. do you believe in aliens? 3. name three artists ( musical or art ) that have inspired you or impacted you. 4. who are your favourite people in the world? 5. talk about your crush or someone you love. 6. what is your favourite dog breed? 7. write a short story or poem about what your favourite season feels like to you. 8. what are your favourite names? 9. do you enjoy reptiles as pets? why or why not? 10. how does art or music make you feel? 11. do you prefer the beach or the mountains? 12. indoor gardens or outside gardens? 13. do you like long hair or short hair? 14. what is your favourite childhood memory? 15. what is the dreamiest/most surreal thing that has ever happened to you? 16. where do you feel time stop? 17. what is your favourite breed of cat? 18. are you pro freckle? 19. what is your favourite thing right now? 20. what is your hidden talent? (example:memory, double joints, etc. ) 21. what is the best dream you’ve ever had? 22. are you a good plant owner? 23. what is your favourite article of clothing? 24. how many languages do you know? 25. what is your dream vacation? 26. do you believe in zodiacs/horoscopes? 27. if you could have any superpower, what would it be? 28. who is the most unproblematic person you know? 29. do you know how beautiful you are? 30. what is your favourite feeling? 31. what is your favourite cold drink? 32. what is your favourite hot drink? 33. what has been the highlight of your week? 34. who are your favourite tumblrs? 35. what are your favourite sounds? 36. what is your aesthetic of choice? 37. if you could spend a day with anyone, who would it be? 38. do you like anons? why or why not? 39. what is the nicest thing someone has ever said about you? 40. list the top five things you love about yourself or your life. 41. have you ever seen the ocean?
“Into the New World” is the name of the new introductory course in feminism opened by Korea Women’s Link (from @seoulsoul309 on Twitter) *** SNSD’s legendary debut song continues to impact and inspire a generation of girls
For Graphics Design Class. Finished just in time for tribute to this wonderful show.
It may have ended, but what matters is the impact and inspiration that this show has brought us.
Programs Used: Maya & After Effects
Music: Aku’s Theme & Elevator Music from Dead Rising
This is going to be my last entry about college. Please allow me to be sentimental with the ups and downs that I’ve been through in those four years.
I’m so grateful that despite the challenges, I still manage to graduate on time. It’s not easy to have additional subjects every semester and always being left behind from your batchmates. I keep on reminding myself that I need to focus on my goal while juggling extra-curricular opportunities.
The hardships I experienced in college is not solely about academics but rather real life challenges. I love how college made me wise and strong. Ang saya na makita na nag-iimprove yung sarili mo sa pag-handle ng problema. (Minsan nga hindi mo na pinoproblema kasi sanay ka na hahaha)