the-paintings-of-the-temple

anonymous asked:

I know Canada is effed up for indigenous peoples, does it also have the same problems the Americans have with other minorities being threatened? IE- Black people and Latinos and people of Asian and Middle Eastern descent?

There is certainly racism towards other ethnic groups. Don’t believe anyone who proclaims that this doesn’t happen up here:

Nearly All Chinese and South Asian British Columbians Have Faced Discrimination

‘Leave Canada’ spray-painted on Sikh temple in south Edmonton

Fatal police shooting of Andrew Loku inspires ‘black lives matter’ chant

Do Black Lives Matter in Canada?

What Canadians are learning from Ferguson

Halifax man says he felt ‘humiliated’ by extra questioning by Air Canada agents

Ferguson: Not so far away from Toronto

Racist vandalism defaces Ward 2 election signs

'Blackface’ students win Halloween contest

Anti-Muslim bullying on rise after Canada attacks

Calgary Muslim women fearing terrorism backlash

Racism in Winnipeg: Newcomer to Canada shares ‘colourism’ experience

François Legault says all mosques should be investigated prior to opening

Quebec judge wouldn’t hear case of woman wearing hijab - Montreal - CBC News

CSIS flags Canadian online anti-Islam threat in Public Safety briefing

Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants to forbid women from wearing niqabs when taking their oath of citizenship.

Ancient traditions that aren’t

I’m fascinated by the respect commanded by (ostensibly) ancient things. Especially when the supposedly ancient is, in fact, quite modern. A couple requests for my (not terribly numerous) readers:

  1. What are some examples of this phenomenon that I don’t already know about?
  2. What’s a good tag for this topic?

List of things along these lines that I’ve read about or posted before below the cut.


  • I’ve posted before about “nations” (in the sense of a state-sized population bound together by a common language and high culture) being comparatively recent.
  • I recently read some stuff that @nostalgebraist linked about the history of the study of literature / “the english major”.
  • I’m aware that yoga (in the way we understand it) is a 20th century phenomenon (related to nascent Indian nationalism?).
  • That whole thing about ancient greek and roman statues originally being painted (gaudily). Same thing about temples in Japan.
  • Ancient Chinese poetry actually just rhymed (and sound change is why it doesn’t, not some aesthetic consideration).
in the blood

presenting: the jily royal au no one asked for someone pls validate me i hate writing long fics


It starts at a party.

You’re dancing with your friends, beer in hand, hair held back with a headband, gold paint swiped down your temple, curling around your cheekbones.

Those damned cheekbones and that damned jawline. A bone structure carved from history. You are catastrophically beautiful.

Marlene waves at you; she tells me you’re old family friends. Your chin lifts, corners of your mouth lifting to reveal lines of perfect teeth. Her hands grabs mine and she’s weaving us through the crowds of hot bodies.

“Marls.” You say, pulling her into a hug and kissing her cheek. She screws up her face.

“Boundaries, Potter.”

You smirk at me. “She loves me really.” She scoffs but there is sunlight glinting in her smile.

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Charles Temple Dix (1838-1873)
“Flying Dutchman”
Oil on canvas

The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The myth is likely to have originated from 17th century nautical folklore, with the oldest extant version being dated to the late 18th century. Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light. If hailed by another ship, the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom.

Shao & Dizzee Being Close Artsy Brothers:

Now We All Know Shao Would Never Agree To Some Of This. At First Yelling At Dizzee “Miss Me With That Whack Gay Shit Boi” But Dizzee Understands The Real Shao And Is Patient So He Eventually Coax Him Into Everything.

•Dizzee Inviting Shao To Come Graffiti With Him And Thor, Telling Him Music Will Always Be His True Passion But That He Doesn’t Have To Give Up His Others

•Dizzee Showing Shao His Art Book And Begging To See His, They Spend The Whole Day Looking Through Them Hyping Each Other Up

•Dizzze Gets An Obsession With Crop Tops, He Thinks Shao Would Look AMAZING In One So He Bribes Him To Wear It (Shao actually loves them but it takes him a while to wear them outside of the temple)

•Dizzee Comes To The Temple And Finds Shao Alone And Sad, To Cheer Him Up Dizzee Tells Him He’s Painting His Nails And He Doesn’t Have A Choice (Shao Likes It And Keeps It On)

•Dizzee Thanks Shao One Night, Thanks Him For Letting Him Be Free, For The Get Down Brothers, For Taking Care Of Them, For Teaching Them, Tells Him He’s Shaolin Fantastic No Man More Magic (Shaolin Doesn’t Know How To Take It, Never Had People Say Shit About Him Till He Met His Brothers, Says “Don’t Gotta Thank Me For Nothing D, We Brothers”

•After Shao Finds Dizzee At Thor’s He Says The Words “I Got You My Alien Brother” And They Mean Everything. Later That Night Dizzee Bites The Bullet And Comes Out To Show, Shao For Once Doesn’t Make Any Jokes, Hugs Him And Says “I Got You My Alien Brother”, Dizzee Cries From Relief And Happiness Of Becoming More Free

•Shao Gives Dizzee A Room In The Temple To Use Whenever He Wants, Tells Him “You Can Bring Your White Boy And Do Some Artsy Shit If You Want, Free People Being Free And All That” (Dizzee Almost Cries From Joy And Comes Back With Thor Later That Day, Each Of Them With A Box Of Records)

•Shao Meets Thor As The Official Boyfriend, He Low-key Tells Him He’ll Fuck Him Up If He Ever Hurts Dizzee In Any Way, Thor Promises He Won’t (It Was Actually Very High-Key And Extra, He Did Some Karate Moves And Brought Out His Sword, Thor Was Scared But Also In Awe Of The Great Shaolin, Dizzee Was Just Embarrassed)

•Shao And Dizzee (Thor sometimes too) Painting The Room In The temple, Dizzee Paints The Sky, Shao Paints A Bright City

•Shao Teaching Dizzee To Dance And How To Spin A Little, After Dizzee Almost Snaps A Record They Decide To Stick With Just Dancing

•Them Getting High Together, Dizzee Talks To Him About Being Free And The Universe And Art And Love And Shao Talks To Him About Music And His Past And The Future (And Maybe On Nights Where He’s Also Drunk He’ll Talk About Zeke Too)

BTS Scenario: Finals Week

Hi cutie! Since being in love plays an aspect in this, I decided I wanted it to be a fluffy kind of smut where he’s more like making love to you than just having sex with you, I hope this is what you were looking for!

Pairing: Jin x Reader

Genre: Smut/Fluff

Word Count: 1.5 K

Summary: It wasn’t that you were terrible in school, it was that you just needed a little help, and for the longest time you refused to ask for it. That was until your math teacher introduced you to Kim Seokjin. Not only was he intelligent, he was breathtakingly beautiful. Now, an entire quarter of the school year has passed and you’re preparing for finals with him. Internal frustration is at an all time high. He knows you so well, can see the defeat in your eyes. It makes his heart ache. So he decides to take your mind off of it for a little while.

He was glowing in the early afternoon sunlight filtering in from the school’s windows and glinting his glasses. You knew that the stack of study guides scattered across the table in front of you should’ve been your first and only priority, but gazing fondly at Seokjin seemed to take precedence naturally. As if sensing the weight of your gaze on his shoulders, Jin cleared his throat, eyes still trained dutifully on his own papers. “It’s not polite to stare.”

Sitting up a little straighter in your seat, your grip tightened on your pen and a fire started burning in the apples of your cheeks. He lifted his head, eyes now settling on you as a serene smile nestled on his face. His light brown hair turned golden in the glimmering sun rays, crowning him holy. You were flabbergasted. “You’re very distracted today. Only twenty minutes ago you were telling me about how stressed you are for finals, and now you won’t even finish the practice problem I gave you.” The fondness that had painted his features was still evident though the corners of his lips turned down into a frown, concern etching wrinkles between his brows. “Is everything okay?”

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Mystical Bird (Karyōbinga), 葛飾北斎 Katsushika Hokusai 

Karyōbinga 迦陵頻伽 (Karyobinga) Skt. = Kalavinka
Celestial beings who play music, dance, and fly through the air. They appear in many forms, often with bird’s body and angelic head, and are sometimes associated with Amida Nyorai. They appear often in Buddhist paintings, ritual robes, murals, and temple decorations.