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kairixxxsora16
Thank you very much for folloiwng! :D


Ay, no problemo!


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culturalappropriationon:

geekykristie:

angelacarterofmars:

Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation

this is actually embarassingly wrong, though. sure, she looks tacky but this is a purely white liberal construct we’re looking at here. generally speaking, people in contemporary japan aren’t going to see something like that as misappropriation, and it hardly makes sense to even try to look at it that way because harajuku is, you know, a shopping district that sells mass produced clothing. maybe this girl is doing something else noxious in the episode, but what’s presented here just isn’t that.

there is of course a line in the sand, and in this case in specific it’s basically between nicki minaj and gwen stefani. nicki was, and maybe still does, calling herself harajuku barbie because she’s drawn a lot of inspiration for her looks from the bright, colourful styles of the district. a district in a wealthy industrialized nation. there’s no real difference between that and calling herself rodeo drive barbie or camden square barbie. gwen stefani, you know, was paying asian women to follow her around like ornaments. that’s a problem.

i get kind of suspicious when people, especially in mainstream tv, overwhelmingly go after “weaboos” as soft targets because it seems like a smokescreen to avoid going after the actually deeply troublesome and normalized acts of commodifying and trivializing marginalized groups.

also, a teacher dragging a teenage girl that hard in front of her entire class is fucked up.

I saw this like seven times yesterday scrolling on my phone and wasn’t about to start on it from there - but yeah pretty much what you said. People are ready to leap on those they perceive as weeaboos but people forget or ignore that Harajuku (and anime) is for sale.

Love of my life Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the official Ambassador of Kawaii, as in it is a real part of her fashion-fused-musical-career as ordained by the government to promote Japanese kawaii culture and Harajuku fashions to the rest of the world in an effort to bump international attention, tourism, and sales. There are without a doubt social movements/ideas particular to the culture embedded in the different areas of Japanese fashion and act as a response to the culture - but frankly, overall, a lot of Japanese fashion is fashion. It exists for an aesthetic; it exists for expression; it exists for influence and ultimately consumption; and today more than ever it exists for export.

Sitting around and pointing a finger at every Japanese fashion labeling it as deeply intrinsic and important and special and exclusive to the culture is harmful; by doing so you are denying a contemporary creative base the autonomy to evolve and speak for itself. “Japan is a land of tradition” yeah, okay, but it doesn’t live in a fucking vacuum trembling from fear of the peeking gaijin.

What is happening here is a young girl is dressed in a fashion she cannot identify, which can be a case of cultural appropriation when “plagiarizing and/or thieving” is the mode of operation. For example: Someone latching on to a visual they saw while watching a Japanese film/whatever then went on to claim the style as their own creation and started selling it without ever acknowledging their influences or affirming the creatives whose work they are leeching from. Which is of course a lot to assume of a middle schooler to be intentionally doing. 

And that is totally Cory laying the smack down on his own daughter in front of an entire class. Double messed up. 

Bolded for highlight because I know a lot of people won’t read it otherwise.

(Source: lettuce-ghost)


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Its an undersatement for me to say that I’m extremely grateful for my friends.

This is the most pretty much anyone has ever done for me and to think that they were okay with doing this for me just because they’ll miss me when I move to Georgia, then I can’t even begin to explain how amazing they are

My friend gave me his old TV
Another got me the biggest bag she could find of my favorite candy.
And then my my Best Friend, kleffytime ,  and some other close friends chipped in to buy me a 3DS.

I’m so glad that I was able to find and make the friends that I have, and holy shit I’m gonna miss them so fucking much when I leave in a few days

Its an undersatement for me to say that I’m extremely grateful for my friends.

This is the most pretty much anyone has ever done for me and to think that they were okay with doing this for me just because they’ll miss me when I move to Georgia, then I can’t even begin to explain how amazing they are

My friend gave me his old TV Another got me the biggest bag she could find of my favorite candy. And then my my Best Friend, kleffytime , and some other close friends chipped in to buy me a 3DS.

I’m so glad that I was able to find and make the friends that I have, and holy shit I’m gonna miss them so fucking much when I leave in a few days


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"

I don’t want sex, I want the things that lead up to it. The slow kissing then the passionate kissing, then the pulling closer, the neck kisses, the grabbing, biting, heavy breathing, grinding, the pauses while you catch your breath, feeling each other. Oh my.

Then sex.

"

   — Unknown (via seafolly)

(Source: haayesgrier)


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Found a box of sparklers.
There was only supposed to be 6.

There was 24 inatead

Found a box of sparklers.
There was only supposed to be 6.

There was 24 inatead


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coraloceans:

relahvant:

perpetualvelocity:

moonjellys:

proudgayconservative:

nolanthebloghog:

The bomb is dropped

The kittens sort of soften the blow.

this is the shittiest post ever. please unfollow me if you agree with this post also shame on OP for using cute kittens for this garbage post

not sure what it is exactly that makes this post so shitty? Because it’s promoting actual equality? instead of saying that you can call everyone else shit because you are part of an oppressed party you can say you are equal to them doesn’t exactly sound like a shitty idea to me.

BOOM. So many people on this website need to read this twice, let it sink in and then read it again.

Yes. And vice versa.

(Source: fascistballerinamoved)


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dakenakihiros:

Video Game Meme / Sceneries [4/7] → Portal 2

(Source: cryomage)


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listoflifehacks:

listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

More lists of food hacks here

my mouth is watering..


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bull-shipping:

IMAGINE COSPLAYING UR OTP WITH UR BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND AND U COULD KISSAND STUFF AH

(Source: idjtits)


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thyartismordor:

amifunnyyetor:

suitsandorcleavage:

condoleezza-ricearoni:

pie-sandwich:

Insomnia

whoa

I’m bothered by how the outlet and plug don’t match

thats the point of the piece. she has insomnia so she cant “plug in” to sleeping. 

this is fucking perfect holy fuck

thyartismordor:

amifunnyyetor:

suitsandorcleavage:

condoleezza-ricearoni:

pie-sandwich:

Insomnia

whoa

I’m bothered by how the outlet and plug don’t match

thats the point of the piece. she has insomnia so she cant “plug in” to sleeping. 

this is fucking perfect holy fuck

(Source: pianouran)


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White Northern Lights in Finland

(Source: mydarkenedeyes)


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familiaralien:

flyingcuttlefish:

xtattooedheart:

birdologist:

I can’t even hear what this dude’s saying but look at how ineffectually angry this bird is.

I’ve had days where I’ve wanted ti shriek like this at people too.
As a side note, I love that barn owls are used to often in art, and considered the most beautiful species, yet they make a noise like Satan’s chalkboard.
Majestic.

Sounds like the little girl getting burned alive in the Silent Hill movie.

So much for owls saying hoot :U

"He says ‘Let me go or I’ll eat your face.’"