Italy Will Gift €500 To 18 Year Olds To Buy Museum Tickets, Books & Explore Art & Culture

Italy will enrich its young adults with its abundant archives and exhibits of history, art, and culture. The government announced a program that will begin on September 15th, allocating a  “culture bonus” of €500 to each new 18 year old Italian to purchase products. 

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☔🚇 Waiting for the Bus in the Rain 🚇☔

inspired by welcome to night vale/satellite high’s “waiting for the bus in the rain”, a spell to make the bus come faster when you’re waiting for the bus in the rain in the rain

Waiting for the bus. Where is the bus? The bus is late. Waiting for the bus in the rain. (in the rain) When the bus come? Where the bus at? Got my bus pass. Bus is much better than a train. (than a train)

☔ have a coffee with you. 

🚇 (spell will be more effective if you have cinnamon in it)

☔ mix a few drops of coffee with the rain. 

🚇 tap your fingers along a rainy surface to the tune of satellite high’s waiting for the bus in the rain

☔ chant, or hum along to the lyrics. 

waiting for the bus in the rain (in the rain)

  • Oberlin College students:stop serving sushi in the cafeteria! It's cultural appropriation!
  • Oberlin College students:we need designated hours in the gym in which cis men are banned! Women and trans people need a safe space to work out!
  • Oberlin College students:Christina Hoff Sommers is not welcome here! She's the wrong type of feminist! RAPE CULTURE! I need my safe room! I'm traumatized!
  • Oberlin College students:students who are studying classical music should be required to take jazz courses! Stop perpetuating white supremacy!
  • Oberlin College professor:Jews control the media and the banks and were behind 9/11.
  • Oberlin College students:🤐😕😞
Macklemore - Welcome to the Culture

anonymous asked:

Thank you so much for saying wlw is a term for black people I had no idea. I was wondering if sapphic is for any specific race or culture?

You’re welcome!

your daily history lesson:

The word sapphic comes from the word sappho which is actually the name of a greek poet she was born on the greek Isle of Lesbos  sometime between 630 and 612 BCE there isn’t much information about herself as a person other then her poetry which often described relationships with women and loving other women.
[her wikipedia page]

and everyone can use the word sapphic because like I always say “You cannot appropriate white culture you can only assimilate to it.” 

i’m officially here and looking to get activity going again. i want to apologize for the wank fest that went down before i stopped logging in; i get very passionate about the issues i speak on, and i don’t mean to make people uncomfortable. i’m going to clean up my blog and pump out some well-overdo drafts, and maybe clean up my html a little bit. thank you to those of you who stuck it out.

Welcome back to world-building! 

Today we will be switching our focus from setting to focus on building the cultures in your world. We will revisit setting after this to discuss man-made aspects of setting. However, it will be much easier to fit together your man-made settings when you understand the cultures in your world. 

For example, it would be difficult to decide where you want political borders drawn or whether or not you need to save space for temples if you’re uncertain of the relationships between cultures and the religions you will build for the culture.

When building a world or when portraying an already-existing world, the effects of culture on your story cannot be overlooked. Culture provides a basis for your characters’ beliefs, knowledge, and values. It provides context to how your characters were raised, how your characters were socialized to behave, and what experiences your characters may have had throughout their lives. In this way, culture influences many of your characters’ thoughts, behaviors, and habits.

Before beginning to build the cultures in our stories, let´s discuss what culture is and what culture isn´t.

In Miriam Webster´s, culture is defined as 

5a :  the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations

b :  the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also :  the characteristic features of everyday existence (as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time <popular culture> <southern culture>

From this definition, we can gather that culture is “transmitted to succeeding generations,” consists of “customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits,” and also includes a “pattern of human knowledge” and “the characteristic features of everyday existence.”

That is a lot to work with when battling to create a culture from scratch and is a lot to consider when writing about an existing culture whether or not it is outside your own. When writing a culture you need to consider:

- Day-to-day activities
-Dress and fashion
-Religious beliefs, social beliefs, and superstitions
-Common knowledge about the world around them whether told through stories or simply passed down as fact
-Political beliefs
-Relations with other cultures
-Various roles available to people within the culture and how the culture perceives those roles

However, while culture contains and influences many things and while it should seep into your world and your characters, it is also necessary to keep your culture from becoming more than a culture and to remember what culture isn’t.

Culture isn’t uniform or static! Unless you’re writing a cult or your culture is the Borg, make sure that even despite the culture tying characters together the culture does not overshadow the characters as people.

A culture should not consist of people who only believe the same things, act the say way, dress the same way. Do not fall into the mistake of making your culture into a monolith! 

Culture is a way of life and a generalized set of rules–more like guidelines–culture is not the answer to all things about your character and should not be represented by only one character or only one belief, behavior, or style. 

While your culture will influence your character in many ways, your character should still have their own beliefs, ideas, knowledge, and perceptions. This includes having opinions about their own culture and about things they’ve come across often due to being in their culture.

If you do find you need a character exceptionally representative of the traditional culture, make sure in your writing to give hints that not everyone from that culture is exactly the same. Make a traditional person sniff while mentioning some of the newer habits younger people are digging up. Have a traditional character mention a debate about something within that culture. Or have even a traditional character who does partake in a tradition admit they’ve never quite been fond of it.

Example: in a culture that considers dance very important and generally loves to dance, a character who knows important dances and who will perform them when the time calls for it still admits they don’t adore dancing.

Whether your story culture is real, based off a real culture, or completely made up, it is important to show that people are not their culture. Culture is instead the make-up of many different people. 

Now that we’ve introduced culture–and what it is and isn’t–our next few posts will provide useful steps to building a culture. We will cover religion, politics, common knowledge, manners, dress, and roles within a culture and how to begin creating your own in a realistic and organic way.

Thank you for reading! Until next time!

Young black and brown girls are disappearing from the Bronx at an epidemic rate rn!
I’ve seen some links being made between unsolicited and false “job interview” phone calls that know a girl’s full name and that of her parents!

I’m really wondering how we can address the links between abduction and trafficking of young people + gentrification of the Bronx + to what degree is the state and local law enforcement complicit in this crisis 💙 read more about this memorial, discussing space & @wearebrujas below:
hosting a skatesesh TOMORROW in memory of Maylin Reynoso and other disappeared women from uptown (5pm), a counselor from CVTC (crime victims treatment center) will join Brujas in facilitating a conversation on women’s safety and wellbeing in NYC street culture, all are welcome to express themselves without judgment, we are creating a completely open space for people to process and share their feelings (6pm), we will be installing a memorial after, feel free to bring a candle or any sort of memorial pieces, we will install and hold a candle vigil (7pm) / 181 highbridge park skate, DM if you need directions / fb #linkinbio

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anonymous asked:

I am a bit confused about your post on how culture is not meant to be shared. I can think of obvious examples of when it'd be inappropriate/wrong (i.e., appropriation, exploitation, etc), but many (if not all) of the modern cultures we see today have participated in cultural exchange at some point in time. Cultural exchange is arguably human nature. The post also ignores how one can take on multiple identities, like if one is multiracial. What are your thoughts?

All right, don’t feel like getting into this too deep, buts it not like there isn’t a thousand articles ya can’t read after I say my bit if you still need some clarification.

If you are multiracial, those cultures are open to you. If you are adopted into a culture, that culture is open to you. If you are invited in, for the time that you are welcomed the culture is open to you.

But many cultures are closed, like mine, which means that you have to be born into it, or adopted and raised in it. Having closed cultures does not mean that cultural merging or sharing is not happening (there are so many aspects of the hundreds of tribes cultures that are part of American life that you are unaware of) but that large parts of our culture are not for people outside of it and it’s fucked up if you try to use it.


Hello to anyone that’s reading this~ I’m writing a testimony that surrounds the topic of hair and its worth in terms of culture, society, and the self. Id like to know what hair represents in your culture/country. This is more specifically aimed towards women and their hair, but everyone is welcome to contribute.

For example, there’s a saying in the Vietnamese culture that your hair and teeth are the roots of a human life/body. Similarly, throughout Asia, having long hair meant that you were connected with your family. Cutting it off yourself meant that you were disowning yourself from your family. So I’m curious about different countries, their culture, and take on this value of hair.

More often now than ever, I see a lot of different discussions about culture appropriation and why certain peoples have their hair styled or done up in a certain way. Rather than focusing too much on the appropriation piece, I’m curious as to know the core reason for certain hair styles or why certain cultures prefer to show their hair or not.

You can either message me or simply reblog this with your added insight/story (because I know there will be others that are interested as well). 

Thank you :D

Note: Even if you don’t have anything to add, I will be much grateful if you could simply reblog so that anyone who is interested in responding can do so.

anonymous asked:

The British government shouldn't have invited and asked for former common wealth workers, to join the UK, to help re build the UK after the war then. Your view isn't representative of the UK's, many native/ancestral Brits welcome and embrace multiculturalism, it's no wonder that so many have adopted cultures of immigrant/or ethnic minority Brits especially Caribbean/black music and pop culture influences

Repeat after me, kids: 

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C U C K I N G  W I L L  S P A R E  M E  F R O M  T H E  S C I M I T A R .
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This is Kikaua, a brutally savage pirate captain raised by Maren. Maren found her egg after a dragon’s ship wrecked and they contemplated destroying it until a Sharkhunter named Kailani stepped in. In doing so she volunteered to raise the hatchling that came from the egg and they two grew to be like sisters. Kikaua is a loyal weapon to her Maren companions and vice versa. She is a fearsome opponent, particularly at sea where her Maren friends could come to her aid at any moment.

Though originally hostile towards dragonkind for their numerous grievances towards Maren, she eventually found members versed in Maren culture and eventually welcomed them aboard her crew. She is particularly wary of male dragons after one broke her heart and ‘moved on’ by killing him (and their kids). She’s now the girlfriend of a beautiful Skydancer named Mariposa, who’s in a not so great relationship with a dragon named Duke, who Kikaua wishes nothing more than to free her from.

Other facts:
-She grew fins from living in the water/a maren spell in order for her to survive amongst them
-Despite that she’s not a great swimmer but she can at least breath under water
-She’s particularly spiteful towards other PCs, due to their cowardly nature, and often hoards the pearls of those she kills at sea.

paranoidgemsbok replied to your photo:i may or may not have a take-out box full of…

a soak in peroxide will clean and whiten them! if theres a lot of grease or tissue on them, you can leave them in warm water with a little bit of dishsoap. you dont really have to be worried about any disease since theyre this far gone, most of whats on them is basically dirt at this point. welcome to vulture culture :)


Walt Disney World Welcomes A New Princess-Elena of Avalor

Walt Disney World Welcomes A New Princess-Elena of Avalor

Today a new princess took her place of honor as the Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the latest in royalty and  the first inspired by diverse Latin cultures – Elena of Avalor. “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” is a live performance that will be presented several times daily at Magic Kingdom Park. Its limited-engagement begins August 12.

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