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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 Movie

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After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way…but all for her main goal; assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow?

the symbolism throughout beyoncé’s “formation” video alone is iconic:

  • bey is standing on a sinking cop car
  • bey is calling out natural black beauty and features 
  • BLUE. blue is killing it. and she’s only 4 - she is warning us, y’all
  • a young black boy is standing in front of a line of police officers with their hands up
  • bey is swinging her braids like the #carefreeblackgirl she is 
  • bey is reppin’ new orleans + creole + mardi gras realness
  • bey even dragged the illuminati I’m just

piiratescave asked:

Send a symbol to have your Muse touch my Muse in a certain way and see how they react! || @piiratescave || ➜ Play with mine’s hair

Keeping her grades up was the most important thing to her… school-wise. John was the most important person, by far, in her life, but school was up there, too. The library had become her second home of sorts if she was not at her own or John’s.  She was thankful that her boyfriend was good enough to come study with her. His presence assured her that everything would be okay and he’d be there to help her if she struggled. His hand was held in her lap, their fingers entwined and her thumb brushing his knuckles absentmindedly.

Sometime during the session, his free hand had found their way into her hair. She felt the curls being rung around, combed through, and petted. It was soothing - so much so that she felt herself falling asleep after a bit. Tiny shivers burst along her spine and neck. She bit her lip and dropped the pencil onto the book as she turned to face him.

“You make it really hard to concentrate. Do you know that?” A kiss was pecked to his lips, quick and sweet, before she returned to her work, unable to wipe the smile away.

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Custom Neon Signs by Marcus Poston

New York-based artist Marcus Poston composes handmade lighting, which spells out heartwarming and positive messages. The custom neon lights are a labor of love designed to commemorate monumental events and adorned your favorite spaces in your home, as a symbol of keepsake.

Classically composed, most of the pieces are made from neon and wood with a mix of repurposes objects with unique characteristics.  Encrypted with tender words of feelings of love, home, adventure and positive dialogues, all of Poston’s work is customizable. Among our favorites include the romance phrases, “J’adore,” and “to the moon and back.” You can find his collection in his Etsy shop.

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he’s always sending red tulips,, 

( a continuation?? )

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ART HISTORY FUN FACTS!!

The painting that Nathanaël is looking at is titled “Liberty Leading the People” by Eugene Delacroix, done in 1830. 

This piece was created to commemorate the July Revolution in France where they were able to overthrow their leader. Although the Lady that is the center of the painting was actually not there, she is meant to symbolize Lady Liberty! All of the people fighting in this piece also represent the different social classes, showing that when people work together, change can be made!

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countdown to hoseok’s birthday:  10 days 

Amity is one of the five factions in the world of Divergent. Members of Amity are dedicated to peacefulness, kindness, forgiveness, trust, self-sufficiency, and neutrality. Amity was formed by those who blamed war and fighting for human nature’s faults. Their substance in the Choosing Ceremony is soil, which is symbolic of them doing the farming for all the factions.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I have a big question for you! you know that round thing Lexa have in her forehead, do you know what that means? I try to remember if they said anything about it in past episodes, but honestly i don't remember and I got very curious about it!

its sorta like the grounder version of a crown, since she cant really walk around with a crown on all the time (tho id actually…. love that. i have a sudden need for lexa in a crown fan art)

its based off a thing in norse mythology called a helm of awe, which is pretty much the same thing. a super lowkey crown

ALSO i just had a thought and went to check and if i counted right (its kinda hard to see) there’s 12 ridges around it. it’d be pretty cool if that symbolized the 12 clans of the coalition

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Old spring rite of blessing the cattle recreated in the Ethnographic Museum in Podegrodzie, Poland.

Milk and dairy were one of the most important food products for people living in the rural areas of Poland, and therefore various customs involving cattle and barns were performed throughout the year. They are connected to various pre-Christian Slavic rites, and contain many magical elements that were meant to protect the valuable cattle for example from diseases or sorcery. The celebrations were usually held individually in each farm in a village. 

The most important parts of the rite involved for example: making wreaths of birch-tree branches for the cows (sometimes with symbolic herbs or other twigs, but birch trees were the most valuable as a magical accessory boosting the fertility), singing ritual songs, incensing the cattle with sacred herbs, hiding various symbolic objects guaranteeing prosperity under tresholds of the barns, making the cattle cross a treshold or step over a symbolic branch with the right leg first (not the left one which would bring misfortune), and so on.

This rite is known as ‘pierwszy wiosenny wypas bydła’ (first spring graze of cattle) in this region of southern Poland, and occures also under names of 'majenie krów’ or 'majenie bydła’ (May-ing of cows or cattle) in various other regions of Poland. These rites were often interwoven with celebrations of the Green Week (Zielone Świątki).

To read in Polish: Zielone Świątki - majenie | symbolika brzozy,

Images © Gminny Ośrodek Kultury w Podegrodziu.

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LaVeyan Satanism is a religion founded in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey. Its teachings are based on individualism, self-indulgence, and “eye for an eye” morality. Unlike Theistic Satanists, LaVeyan Satanists are Atheists, Agnostics and Apatheists who regard Satan as a symbol of man’s inherent nature. According to religioustolerance.org, LaVeyan Satanism is a “small religious group that is unrelated to any other faith, and whose members feel free to satisfy their urges responsibly, exhibit kindness to their friends, and attack their enemies”. Its beliefs were first detailed in The Satanic Bible and it is overseen by the Church of Satan.

LaVeyan Satanism, often referred to simply as Satanism among most adherents, was founded in 1966 by Anton LaVey. Its teachings are based on individualism, self-control, a morality based on severe retribution on people who aggravate you, drawing influences from the rituals and ceremonies of occultist Aleister Crowley, and the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Ayn Rand. Employing Crowley’s terminology, its adherents define Satanism as a “Left-Hand Path” religion and philosophy, rejecting traditional “Right-Hand Path” religions such as Christianity and Wicca for their perceived denial of life and, as in Christianity, emphasis on abstinence. Unlike Theistic Satanism, LaVeyan Satanism does not involve the literal worship of any being other than the self, but rather uses “Satan” as a symbol of carnality and earthly values, of man’s inherent nature, in what it calls ‘ritual psychodramas’.

Anton LaVey established Satanism’s first and largest religious organization, the Church of Satan, in 1966, and codified Satanic beliefs and practices in The Satanic Bible in 1969. The Church of Satan acknowledges that there are many Satanists around the world, including both members and non-members. It rejects the legitimacy of any other organizations of Satanists, dubbing them reverse-Christians and pseudo-Satanists. Although exact numbers are not known, conservative estimates are that the number of adherents run into the thousands.

In 1969, LaVey published The Satanic Bible, which, even to this day, remains the most authoritative literature on the subject of LaVeyan Satanism, outlining the basic concepts, philosophy and rituals of the religion. A companion book, The Satanic Rituals, published in 1972, presents an array of rituals associated with Satanism throughout the ages, but not necessarily central to the Church’s belief system.