so do the natives

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Axl: I can’t help it. I either stand there bored or I run back and forth. And I kinda get into dancing. I didn’t even know that I like what I do. I just, I looked down at my feet and go “what am I doing now?” but I feel like if I stand there, then people think “oh this is boring” so I gotta do something and I just try to do whatever happens. It’s a lot of fun. I thought about taking dance lessons and stuff but then I was worried about getting too stale, being too much like organized and everything. I like the spontaneity of just whatever happens, keeps it real raw and fresh. If it got too ballet’ed out, I couldn’t handle that.

(source)

Want to watch a documentary calling out the misrepresentation and appropriation of Native Americans, touching on the apologistic shit of Hollywood and the white glorification of Columbus and letting Native Americans voice their opinions instead of a white guy talking at you?

Take a look at Inventing The Indian. It’s very relevent right now.

Oh yeah, all the time. Visitors often show up in their own costumes, which is fine, but historically accurate clothing is expensive as hell and most of them wear shitty Halloween “Native American Princess” pleather costumes from party stores. Which is… less fine. We usually have indigenous reenactors at the events I’ve participated in, so the girls waltzing around in Disney costumes are universally embarrassing and make everyone uncomfortable.

White people legit reenacting indigenous folk is a gray area. The people I know who’ve done it do so in partnership with actual native reenactors and usually qualify that they’re French fur trappers, who did adopt some indigenous dress and customs and married into native families. But there is a difference between responsibly educating guests about stuff like tradesilver, brain-tanning, voyageurs, smallpox blankets, and wigwam construction with hands-on materials (….minus the smallpox) and some random white girl traipsing around in a pleather dress with a fucking feather in her headband. Plenty of guests will mistake her for a reenactor.

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Vixx have been interacting more w international fans on instagram and it makes me so happy 😢😢😢

If anybody has a transcription of Change’s lyrics already, can you point me in that direction? Just a literal transcription of what’s being said, not a translation. I know it’s way too soon for that. I’d like to reblog it for my followers who have trouble understanding the lyrics. 

my-name-is-long  asked:

How long did it take you to get used to Chinese pronunciation and tones? I'm thinking of trying but the main thing holding me back is the pronunciation! Like, for example, the difference between x and sh, j and zh, how to do the r sound, and I can't tell if I'm doing the tones right... (I'm least confident in the 3rd tone)

How long did it take me…? Well, considering that Mandarin is my native language, I’d say I had to get used to it pretty quick :P

Don’t be afraid to try! And don’t worry about being perfect, either, especially in the beginning. Chinese people are generally very impressed when they see someone trying to learn Chinese, and if you try a little, you’ll probably be flooded with compliments (actually though, this is a real thing).

For pronunciation of the sounds, IPA is very useful if you’re familiar with it (and even if you’re not, it’s worthwhile to learn it to help with general language studies). Having audio or a Chinese-speaking friend is also helpful, and hearing the sounds a lot will help you differentiate between them. 

As for tones, I think that’s generally just a lot of practice. There are a couple different ways I’ve seen people learn tones – you can practice them in pairs so that you learn to differentiate between them very well, or you can colour-code your notes so that each tone is assigned a different colour if that helps you remember them (the app Pleco does this). The third tone specifically is like a falling-rising tone, but if you listen to actual Chinese speech, you might find that native speakers don’t actually enunciate the falling and the rising – it often just sounds like a low-pitched tone, like near the bottom of your vocal range if that makes sense.

A few additional resources to help you: 

  • Standard Chinese phonology (also from Wikipedia – this is useful if you have a linguistics background, but even if you don’t, I think it’s quite fascinating)

Good luck! Chinese is a great language, don’t let it intimidate you! :) 

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Kyogre gijinka and sketches.  Inspired by native americans from the pacific northwest.

@non black ndns

We need to step up our game.

We need to protect our black ndn siblings.

We can’t just sit by and let them fight on their own. They’ve been fighting on their own for too long.

We have to look inside ourselves for our own antiblackness. It’s hard and difficult because we don’t want to admit it. I get that. But we HAVE to.

We have to protect our own.

This means calling out our parents if it’s safe to, calling out our friends, calling out our auntie’s, and being calm when being called out ourselves.

-Mod Shannon

Venus in the 12th House

Venus in the 12th House shows the secretive and deep side of Venus. Venus, the planet of love, romance and relationships is in the 12th House. The 12th House represents the subconscious, repression, sacrifice and dreams. When these two merge together, the energy of Venus is kept hidden and is not easily expressed.

This aspect however, does not make someone unlovable and heartless. There is a deep and intense need for love with this placement, but the energy is subdued and is kept hidden.

This placement often creates unrequited love and secret love affairs. When there are romantic feelings developed, they are not expressed to the love interest easily and will probably perpetually go unnoticed, which results in unrequited love.

Subconsciously keeping the loving energy hidden, when a 12th House Venusian does find a partner, they will not easily tell others about their affair and will try to keep it a secret, and will do so successfully.

These natives also tend to hide these feelings of love and they repress them to the point where it is painful. Because the 12th House represents sacrifice, they sacrifice their hearts and give their all into loving someone, even if that person isn’t good for them. Often times they either seem to give nothing in their relationships, but they are trying as hard as they can to please their partner and that nature doesn’t come out as easily.

Their loving nature can be represented as drowning in the ocean, there are many screams, but only the bubbles surface.

So where do you go from here? Where do I go? And where does a committed woman writer go? Finding a voice, searching for words and sentences: say something, one thing or no thing; tie/untie, read/unread, discard their forms; scrutinize the grammatical habits of your writing, and decide for yourself whether they free or repress. Shake syntax, smash the myths and, if you lose, slide on, UNEARTH some new linguistic paths. Do you surprise? Do you shock? Do you have a choice?
—  Trinh T. Minh-ha
if you wanna break these walls down, you’re gonna get bruised

fandom: haikyuu!!
rating: m
pairings: iwaoi, bokuaka, kagehina, daisuga, kuroken, kiyoyachi, tsukkiyama
content warnings: violence, character death
other details: until dawn au; unfinished

This journal is an account of the wendigo. This creature is REAL and DANGEROUS! If you are reading this, you will have questions. But I do not have all the answers. This is all evidence and stories of my own experience.

“…‘Wendigo’,” Akaashi slowly repeated, narrowing his eyes. He had remembered hearing something about those before. Weren’t they some kind of old Native American legend? If so, what were they doing all the way in Japan?

The wendigo grows out of CANNIBALISM! When a human is desperate and craves food, trapped on the mountain in the fierce winter storms, when they have eaten nothing for many days, the Wendigo spirit will begin to possess them. Even the strongest are weak to it. They will kill without remorse. They will eat the flesh raw from the corpses.

The eyes turn first and become milky and white. Then the teeth become longer, like fangs. The creature grows and the skin is pulled taut across the bones.

There is no avoiding it.

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anonymous asked:

Watching the baseball finals was so gross. Fans dressed in native american clothes and headdresses, doing fake native american chants and tomahawk chopping motions. I thought H*wks fans were bad with that but holy shit that was the worst thing I've ever seen.

oh it was the fucking worst. honestly I still don’t even know who the cubs are but for one week I became a fan just so I could cheer when that fucking racist mess of a team lost. it’s….beyond words how disgusting it is. There is one decent thing I found out tho, and it was that there’s a sports commentator, somewhere in Ontario, possibly Ottawa but I’m not sure, that absolutely refusing to say that team’s name. He’ll say ‘the other team’ or ‘the team from cleveland’ or just plain ‘cleveland’ but he’s refused to say it on air for over at least ten years now and it’s something small, but he’s been doing it for over a decade and it makes it a tiny bit better…not much, but it’s something. 

“Oh no, I’m sorry, I don’t mean to laugh, I really don’t.” Yuuri replied, trying to get himself under control. “It’s just everyone speaks English, and I do too, but my native tongue is Japanese so I have to translate everything in my head. But I’m trying to learn Russian right now so I accidently was translating it into Russian and it was a mess, kind of like my life. Could you repeat what you just said please?”

1h28a  asked:

Do you realize how much power Harry has on us? Like I lost 10kg just of the thought that Harry could do it so can I. I didn't do it to him, I did it to MYSELF first, but the main inspiration was him and that's so...wow? How is he doing this? (P.s. English is not my native, so I apologize for any mistakes)

He’s got so much power over us… and he hasn’t even dropped anything… help me….