s.o.s.!

This is what colonialism looks like

“If you ever wondered what colonialism looks like, this is it. It’s a country that ignores a catastrophic disaster in its colony while people draw “SOS” signs on the street that they need water and food, yet responded with surprising agility to make sure they passed a law protecting Wall Street investors and their profits in the island.

It’s a President that tweets how “sad” it is that millions are starving, with no electricity or water and reminds them that it’s because they owe bankers billions of dollars, which they will need to repay (before aid is shipped?).

It’s an imperial power whose denial of climate change and undeterred capitalism contributed to the destruction of whole island nations and yet when calls of aid are demanded to respond for their crimes, silence.

Colonialism is not being able to control your borders, air space or ports so you can’t receive aid shipments from nearby countries wanting to help and show solidarity because your colonial power is MIA, except for their military planes which hover nearby to keep away other countries’ aid.

This is what colonialism looks like. This is what capitalism looks like. This is what climate change and our future looks like.”

10

Estamos cansados. Somos un hermoso país que lo han llevado a la ruina. Antes la gente venía a nuestro país por el cálido clima, las hermosas playas ¡incluso el Salto Ángel! (que todos conocen por Up). Y ahora todos se van. Ya sea por el aeropuerto o un ataúd tres metro bajo tierra. Me duele mi país. Me duele ver que mis amigos se van porque saben que su futuro aquí ya no vale nada. Me duele ver como los niños/adultos/jóvenes se mueren a diario porque no hay insumos suficientes para todos. Me duele que no puedo salir a una disco o a casa de un amigo, incluso a caminar de noche porque corro el riesgo de ser asesinada sólo por un celular. Me duele ver que los chamos están dejando su vida por nosotros en la calle protestando mientras que a muchos no les importa. Me duele ver niños toooodos los días comiendo de la basura porque sus padres no tienen para llevarle ni un pedacito de pan a ellos o lo peor sus padres no pudieron conseguir alimentos porque nos hay NADA en este país. Se lo han robado todo que hasta el miedo se nos lo llevaron. Yo se que algún día te recuperaremos, mi amada Venezuela. Se que pronto todos volverán y lloraremos de alegría porque volveremos a ser un país hermoso, seguro y alegre. Pronto mi Venezuela. Pronto serás nuestra otra vez ¡QUE VIVA VENEZUELA NOJODA!

PD: Necesitamos que estas fotos den la vuelta al mundo para que sepan lo que sufre nuestro país. Por favor, ayúdanos a que todos sepan por lo que estamos atravesando, se nuestro granito de arena, de verdad necesitamos que el mundo vea la crisis que estamos atravesando los venezolanos. Por favor… Les prometemos que no les tomará mucho tiempo

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We are tired. We are a beautiful country that have brought it to ruin. Before, people came to our country because of the warm weather, the beautiful beaches, even the Angel Falls! (Which everyone knows about Up, the movie). And now they all go. Either by the airport or a coffin three meters underground. My country hurts. It hurts to see my friends leave because they know that their future here is not worth anything. It hurts me to see how children / adults / young people die every day because there are not enough medical supplies for everyone. It hurts me that I can not go out to a disco or to a friend’s house, even walking at night because I run the risk of being killed only by a cell phone. It pains me to see that young people are leaving their lives for us on the street protesting while many do not care. It hurts me to see children every day eating from the garbage because their parents do not have to take a piece of bread to them or worse their parents could not get food because there is NOTHING in this country. They have stolen everything that even the fear took away. I know that someday we will recover, my beloved Venezuela. I know that soon all will return and we will cry of joy because we will be a beautiful, safe and happy country again. Soon my Venezuela. Soon you will be ours again! LIVE VENEZUELA NOJODA!

PS: We need these photos to go around the world so they know what our country suffers. Please, help us all know what we are going through, it is our bit, we really need the world to see the crisis that we are going through the Venezuelans. Please … We promise you it will not take too long.

-Una chica invisible & Tiburón Krum

FRENCH MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS

Note: Some of these artsits are not from France, but are Belgian, Canadaian, even Austrian. What I mean by ‘French music’ is that it is sung in the French language.


THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF THE FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES:

France - La Marseillaise
Belgium -  La Brabançonne
Canada - Oh, Canada!



POP AND JAZZ

It would be fair to start off with one of the most successful and famous French singers - ZAZ. Her genres are jazz and acoustic, some songs you should definitely check out are: Je veux | On ira | Les passants | La vie en rose |  Si jamais j'oublie;
Another obvious one is Lara Fabian. Some of her songs are: Je t’aime | Je suis malade | J’ai besoin de parler | Ma vie dans la tienne | J’y crois encore;
Céline Dion Pour que tu m’aimes encore | Je sais pas | On ne change pas
Parler à mon père | Encore un soir;
Desireless Voyage, voyage;
Indila Dernière danse | S.O.S. | Tourner dans le vide | Feuille d’automne
Amir Haddad (my personal favourite) J’ai cherché | On dirait | Au cœur de moi | Oasis;
Alma Requiem | La chute est lente | Ma peau aime;
Tal Le passé | Le sens de la vie | Rien n’est parfait | Je prends le large
Vianney Je m’en vais | Moi aimer toi | Dumbo | Sans le dire
Zoë Loin d’ici | Mon ange | Adieu | La nuit des merveilles
Le coeur de pirate Comme des enfants | Crier tout bas;
Christophe Maé Il est où le bonheur | La parisienne | On s’atache | Belle demoiselle;
Jean-Jacques Goldman 4 mots sur un piano | J’irai où tu iras | Sarbacane;

RAP AND HIP-HOP

Stromae 

Papaoutai | Alors on danse | Formidable | Tous Les Mêmes | Ta fête | Carmen |  Quand c’est;
Maître Gims J’me tire | Est-ce que tu m'aimes? | Bella |Habibi | Sapés comme jamais | Laissez passer
Columbine Les Prélis | Dom Périgon
Suprême NTM Ma benz | That’s my people | Seine-Saint-Denis Style | Métèque;
Diam’s Jeune demoiselle | Car Tu Portes Mon Nom | Par Amour | Coeur de bombe
Booba Validée | Tombé pour elle | Scarface | Comme une étoile | Ma couleur | Au bout des reves
Nekfeu Mauvaise graine | Tempête | Egérie | On verra | Ma dope;
SCH Allo maman | Fusil | Champs-Élysées | A7;
Lacrim Grand Armée | Colonel Carrillo | Gustava Gaviria | Poutine | Brasse au max;

ROCK - classic, alternative, indie, folk

Kyo Dernière danse | Le chemin | Le Graal | Je cours | Je saigne encore | L’équilibre;
Indochine J’ai demandé à la lune | L’avanturier | Trois nuits par semaine | 3ème sexe;
Noir désir Le vent nous portera | L’homme pressé | Un jour en France | Comme elle vient;  
Izia La vague | Les ennuis;
Images Les démons de minuit | Corps à corps;
Rita Mitsouko C’est comme ça | Marcia Baila;
My diet pill L’air de rien;
Luke La sentinelle | Soledad | La terre ferme | Le reste du monde | Se taire | Stella
Sortilège D’ailleurs | Metaporphose | Rock city;

FOLK/ CHANSON FRANÇAISE

Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas | Quand on n’a que l’aimour | La chanson des vieux amants;
Renaud Toujours debout | J’ai embrassé un flic | Mistral gagnat;
Bénabar Le diner | L’effer papillon | A la campagne | Politiquement correct | Dis lui oui
Fréro Delavega Ton visage | Le coeur éléphant | Mon petit pays |Autour de moi;
LouanAvenir | Jour 1 | Jeune (j’ai envie) | Nos secrets | Rester seule;
Edith Piaf Non, je ne regrette rien | La vie en rose | La foule | La boheme;
Claudio Capéo Un homme debout | Ca va ça va | Riche;
Kendji Girac Andalouse | Cool | Conmigo | Elle m’a aimé | No Me Mirès Màs | Les yeux de la mama;
Léo Ferré Avec le temps | C’est extra | La solitude | La mémoire et la mer;
Mes Aïeux Dégénérations | La différence | Ça va mal | Train de vie

EDM/ ELECTRONIC 

WoraklsToi | Salzburg | Bleu;
N’to Trauma | Time | Minuit Caféine | Sur les berges | Flash;


INDIE POP/ INDIE ELECTRONIC

Le couleur L’amour le jour | Jukebox | Voyage amoureux;
Bagarre Mourir du club | Le gouffre | Claque-le | Ris pas;
Les Pirouettes L’escalier | Je nous vois | Dernier métro
Poom Les voiles | Toi et moi | Qui es-tu?;
Aline Je bois et puis je danse | Elle m’oubliera | La vie électrique;
Fishbach Un autre que moi | Béton mouillé | Y crois-tu;
Lescop La forêt | La nuit américaine | Le vent | Le mal mon ange;
Juniore Panique | A la plage | La fin du monde;
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains La Fille Aux Cheveux de Soie | La vérité Grand Dérèglement;

Masterlist 2.0

Since I did something wrong and I can’t seem to fix it (I can’t add new things to my masterlist), I’ve created a new masterlist.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience, this isn’t fun for me either :(

** = sexual content 
* = contains references of sexual content 

Happy reading!

Harry Styles
#1 But I bet you if they only knew part 1**, part 2**, part 3
#2 The wolves come out
#3 Listen to me for once
#4 Loaded gun **
#5 Something to talk about when we’re older**
#6 Feeling better?
#7 Faking it*
#8 You already had me with that bucket of ice cream
#9 Going under
#10 Love you, goodbye *
#11 Family Portrait
#12 Thank you part 1, part 2
#13 She said she’d never forget part 1, part 2
#14 Give in tonight **
#15 I want **
#16 Feverishly protective
#17 No other place
#18 A.M.  part 1**, part 2, part 3
#19 Taken ** (Niall smut), Taken 2 ** (Harry smut)
#20 Unfaithful part 1, part 2* part 3
#21 Well, if you don’t have anything else planned..
#22 Secret Love part 1, part 2
#23 Sparkling Green **
#24 Pillow Talk
#25 A little teasing
#26 One long car ride **
#27 Yes or No?
#28 A hard day
#29 Blowing out your candles **
#30 Not a Halloween party
#31 Let’s take a break part 1* ,part 2*
#32 Not done with you*
#33 Blind date part 1, part 2
#34 Just what I need part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6* part 7** part 8
#35 This isn’t so bad
#36 Last call**
#37 Bow ties and Blowjobs part 1** part 2**
#38 BBQ and Sangria part 1 part 2
#39 Lucky night**
#40 A warm hello*
#41 Shirts
#42 Treat you better
#43 Fireworks
#44 Say that again*
#45 Sweet creature
#46 Meet me in the hallway
#47 Kiwi*
#48 Apologies
#49 Maybe one day*
#50 Maybe I do
#51 Surprising Secret**

Louis Tomlinson
#1 There is nobody else

Calum Hood
#1 Dripping wet part 1** part 2**
#2 Aftershow
#3 00:06 AM**
#4 Tumblr**
#5 Support*
#6 Just  Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7** Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12 Part 13 Part 14 Part 15 Part 16 Part 17 Part 18* Part 19 Part 20 Part 21 Part 22**
#7 Neighbours part 1**, part 2**
#8 Grow a pair**
#9 Pledging part 1 part 2**
#10 Jealousy **
#11 Two Worlds (Halloween theme)
#12 Marry her anyway (Calum’s POV)
#13 Second chances (Halloween theme)
#14 All I wanted part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10**, part 11*, part 12*, part 13, part 14, part 15**, part 16, part 17, part 18, part 19, part 20, part 21, part 22, part 23, part 24, part 25, part 26, part 27**, part 28, part 29, part 30
#15 Halloween Horror Nights
#16 Another go **
#17 Party of the year
#18 Shabby Sandcastles part 1, part 2
#19 Bachelorettes
#20 Do you love me?
#21 Something tells me
#22 Morning

Michael Clifford
#1 Hold your breath*

Ashton Irwin
#1 S.O.S.          
                          Part 1
                          Part 2
                          Part 3
                          Part 4
                          Part 5

More to come soon!
Lots of love,
L. xox

The Evolution of box braids

Box braids didn’t become popular until the early 80′s when the GOAT Patrice Rushen took to the R&B and jazz scene

But at the time, they weren’t really called “box braids.” They were individual braids inspired by North African cultural aesthetics, especially Egyptian. However, box braids have their roots in our home region, West Africa as well.

Early on, you saw a peep of these beautiful, intricate hairstyle in the late 70′s from the female singers in Oddysey and S.O.S. Band

I believe both singers from these bands appeared with these hairstyles in the year 1977. So box braids have been here in African-American culture for a LONG time. It just didn’t really become a fad until the early 90′s because before then, these hairstyles were looked at as “trippy” Afrocentric hairstyles that artists would wear to get in touch with their African roots. The 80′s was a time where a lot of African-American artists’ fashion were inspired by West and North African roots.

 At the turn of the decade, you began to see box braids become more mainstream with Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell’s ethereal ass, rapper Yo-Yo, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Then in the mid 90′s, Stacey Dash makes braids en vogue by sporting the famous look in Clueless.

All the middle to upper-class girl caught on to box braids because of this but who should really get credit is the incomparable, Brandy Norwood!

Ask for “Moesha” at the hair salon, and it was say no more.

Mariah’s white-passing ass tried them on for size in her Thank God I Found You remix video and they looked dope!

And then here comes sexy stemme Alicia Keys bringing back our great-great-great North African ancestry in 2001

She made cornrows cool for all the black girls in grade school!

And I almost forgot! Beyonce really made kinky twists hot in the early ‘00s as well

Always looking like somebody’s cool redbone cousin rollin’ up at the family cookout 

Then Christina Aguilera tried to join in on the fun, but we said, “Nah, sweetie. You Latinx but you not afro honey. But you look cute sis”

*fast forward to several years later*

Unfortunately, box braids were no longer as popular as they were in the early ‘00s. Bad, synthetic weaves dyed a tacky brown were in from 2004-2008.

But in early 2013, box braids had a revival!

Thank you, Keri Hilson! You may not be shit, but you did that thing! I always said you was my hair-fashion icon tho. I can’t stunt on you.

We had Zoe Kravitz make braids cool for the edgy, sarcastic and loner black girls like me!

Soon, we saw so many pictures of black girls modeling box braids on Tumblr and Instagram!

Solange soon rocks these braids because she’s hip and poppin’

Then Christina Milan being Afro-Latina, she had to get in on this

Even Tia or Tamera

Soon, these 90′s R&B girls came back for a reunion with their beautiful, braided locs!

We all saw Ayesha Curry try to butter up to the black female community by taking an adorable selfie with her mama 

Now we got Instagram models and actresses making braids en vogue!

(Babyhairs aren’t mandatory and I recommend women with type 4 hair to get these styles. If you are under, I wouldn’t keep these in for very long)

So now box braids are everywhere, and they are the go-to for a black girl’s protective style, especially if they have my hair type! But anyone who is black and of African descent can wear them. You don’t have to have tightly-coiled hair to wear these, but they are what the styles are intended for since the hair is apt for them. 

 And notice something else; none of these styles were coined or invented by white or non-black women. They were all made and adorned by black women. And Patrice Rushen is the Godmother of protective styles. Don’t whitewash these!

Musical Shitpost

this is what happens when i watch mama mia with my mum and we both cry at meryl streep

team voltron love musicals. this is a fact. but who loves what

keith:

  • keith loves legally blonde
  • he can’t help it
  • the music is all so fun
  • and they all have such a good time and no one ends up hurt except a couple assholes
  • every time he watches it he starts to sing the song what you want at lance behind his back
  • no one minds
  • hunk and him do a perfect duet of serious

shiro:

  • this man loves les mis
  • he doesn’t hide it either, his jean val jean impression is spot on
  • sometimes he’s found doing his eyeliner singing both parts of a duet to the mirror
  • often it’s the confrontation
  • he isn’t good at it
  • he cries whenever a character dies too which is hard
  • because like
  • they all die

allura:

  • you do not wanna get between this woman and wicked
  • she used to love hamilton but as soon as she heard no good deed she fell in love
  • she can hit all the high notes especially in deying gravity
  • she tried to make keith duet what is this feeling but he couldn’t learn the lyrics
  • sometimes she and lance sing popular together and lance kills it as glinda
  • she refers to the mice as munchkins sometimes

hunk:

  • THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC
  • when lance is sad he sings my favourite things and it chers him up without fail
  • he has a playlist of his favourite sound of music songs to go to sleep listening to
  • spoiler alert: it’s all of them
  • he convinced the team to do do re mi together and it almost made him cry when they did
  • once when they found a planet where the hills actually were alive he almost died imitating julie andrews
  • he still says it would have been worth it

pidge:

  • i don’t know if you know this but pidge and heathers go together like shiro and suffering
  • candystore is her anthem
  • and whenever lance pisses her off which is a lot she belts out yo girl around the ship
  • losing rover put her into full on i am damaged mode for weeks
  • lifeboat makes her sad because it reminds her how much of her family she’s lost. sometimes she’ll be alone in her room crying thinking how much she’s lost. no one knows.
  • dead girl walking reprise puts her back in a good mood though so it’s fine

lance:

  • i bet you thought this would say high school musical
  • everyone loves highschool musical lance isn’t a basic bitch
  • although he does love it
  • lance‘s favourite is obviously mamma mia and i’m not just saying that because i just watched it
  • it has meryl streep in it for christsake
  • and abba
  • dancing queen is his anthem but lay all your love on me is pretty awesome to him too
  • winner takes it all still makes him cry with pride
  • he’s sung S.O.S about both hunk and keith at different times and same times. they are so perfect for it
  • the musical both makes him incredibly happy and incredibly homesick. use only when needed

coran:

  • avenue q of course
  • this was the first musical he’d ever heard and every one since has been a disappointment in comparison
  • he sang everyone’s a little bit racist to allura when she was having her issues with keith
  • it didn’t help
  • he sang if you were gay when keith first got his crush on lance
  • it didn’t help
  • when lance had to handle keith’s bonding moment issue he sang mixtape
  • it helped.

kaltenecker

  • grease all the way
  • alone at a drive in moo-vie is his favourite
  • beauty school dropout also resonates deep in his heart
  • this is the only musical the poor cow has seen, he saw it when lance watched it with shiro
  • grease is the word was a spiritual experience


im sorry this is what i made tonight

BONUS:

  • zarkon likes Hairspray purely for Miss Baltimore Crabs
  • haggar enjoys chorus line surprisingly
  • shay adores RENT in every way
  • the blades of marmora watch rocky horror regularly and each have assigned roles to sing. ulaz was dr frank n furter
  • lotor is high school musical 2. he wants fabulous.
  • varkon likes shrek the musical.
Aşk Güncesi
  • Kaan Boşnak - Hasta
  • Kıvılcım Ural - Kapat Gözlerini
  • Kıvılcım Ural - Buralar Benimdi Eskiden
  • Melis Danişmend - Çok Geç
  • Melis Danişmend - Masa
  • Yasemin Mori - Venüs'te Uyandım
  • Gece - 22
  • Hüsnü Arkan - Yağmurlar
  • Hüsnü Arkan - Senin gibi
  • Ezginin Günlüğü - Sineğin Şarkısı**
  • Ezginin Günlüğü - Düşler Sokağı
  • 110 - Bir Tek Sen
  • Yeni Türkü - Yağmurun Elleri
  • Yeni Türkü - Karanfiller
  • Yeni Türkü - Fırtına
  • Şebnem Ferah - Bugün
  • Teoman - Martılar
  • Teoman - Tesadüfen
  • Teoman - Gündüz Düşleri
  • Teoman- Gemiler
  • Vera - Uykuluyken
  • Vera - Karanlık Dokunmasın
  • Vera - Peri
  • Vera- Yerleyeksan
  • Feridun Düzağaç - Yalnızlığım Sana Emanet
  • Duman - Bu Aşk Beni Yorar
  • Yüzyüzeyken Konuşuruz - Hırka
  • Sezen Aksu - Masum Değiliz
  • Cem Karaca - Herkes Gibisin
  • Zülfü Livaneli - Saat Dört Yoksun
  • Travis -  Writing to reach you 
  • S.O.S - Eksik şarkı
  • Russian Red - Every Day Every Night 
  • Russian Red - Cigarette
  • Bülent Ortaçgil - Sana Geldim
  • Bülent Ortaçgil - Mavi Kuş
  • Hayko Cepkin - Yarası Saklı
  • Zeki Müren - Ömrümce Hep Adım Adım
  • Zeki Müren - Huysuz ve Tatlı Kadın
  • Müzeyyen Senar - Benzemez Kimse Sana
  • Sertab Erener - Bahçede
  • Emir Bey - Nilüfer 
  • Müslüm Gürses - Nilüfer
  • Sakin - İlk Yara
  • Can Bonomo - Şaşkın
  • Büyük Ev Ablukada - En Güzel Yerinde Evin 

S.O.S.: This isn’t a joke or a drill. for the past half year I’ve been dealing with passive aggressive neighbors that now has evolved into harassing me and my friends using intimidation tactics, messing with our belongings like my bike, rummaging through our garbage to leave personal items out front for us to see and be threatened to likely leave. This started from the minute the homeowner next door saw me outback talking with a friend about gentrification. It has now escalated to this and more. A breach of privacy has been made and I have enough video evidence to prove that. I’m talking I had to buy a bug finding device to find out they are remotely controlling our light sensors and messing with it whenever friends and fam would come over. I have video evidence of this as well. I need all yall help right now. I’m fearing for life and don’t know what to do next. I don’t need money I have a job I just need some form of security, resources, legal backing or whatever kind of help for someone in my situation. For security reasons and to give yall some more substantial evidence I can piece the documentation and put it in a public file for all to see. The homeowner’s name is Jean P Behar and his fiance (havent got her name yet) who also took part in fucking with my belongs including bike and plants we tried to place outside which they would continuously fucked up and drained with extra water when we werent watching. Gentrification is fucking hell and I need help.