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Ass, Disney, and Dude: WELL, WHO WANTS TO WORK AT THIS STUPID... FAKEY LUAU ANYWAY angrynebula: brunhiddensmusings: lady-violaceous: lyrangalia: oakumura: gnarly-art: Lilo and Stitch presenting an accurate representation of Hawaiians perspective on luaus held by tourists.  #what’s sad about this is that this is actually what Hawaiians had to do when the western culture took over #a luau was a sacred practice #until the westerners took the concept and had the audacity to change it into a time to stuff your face with food and put on grass skirts and coconut bras and dance the hula #and when they had these events, they didn’t even let actual Hawaiian people in #so to make money to take care of themselves, the Hawaiians were hired to work in these disgraceful events to clean up after the tourists like slaves only to make less than a buck #so good job disney for doing your fucking research and educating these people #sadly, this still goes on even until today and it makes me sick “good job disney” my ass, good job CHRIS SANDERS Let’s not credit just Chris Sanders for this. This happened because they cast actual Hawaiian Actors like Tia Carrere and Jason Scott Lee to play Hawaiian characters, and allowed the actors to have input into writing the characters’ lines.  This sort of authenticity comes from accuracy and authenticity in casting choices. The fact that Chris Sanders as direct/writer facilitated that does not mean he gets credit for the actors’ experience. This is why diversity and representation in media matters. Dude as a hawaiian, this is like straight up what my life as a kid was. My mom worked at those fakey luaus full time to pay rent. My mom is someone who is absolutely passionate and proud about being a hawaiian, living and teaching the ways our ancestors lived and taught. See, we Hawaiians, we live by the way of aloha. And not by the way of “hello” “goodbye”, let me educate you. As Pono Shim, CEO and President of Enterprise Honolulu, the Oahu Economic Development Board, states absolutely perfectly “aloha is to be in the presence of life, to share the essence of one’s being with openness, honesty, and humility. It is a way of being, a way of behaving, a way of life. It is a commitment to accepting others and giving dignity to who they are and what they have to offer.” Aloha is more than hello and goodbye. Think of aloha as an abbreviation. Akahai: meaning kindness Lokahi: meaning unity Olu’Olu’: meaning agreeableness Ha’aha’a: meaning humility Ahonui: meaning patience This is something we all need to live by, seriously, we all should the dropped sub-plot was that lilo hated tourists, which is why she goes around taking pictures of them like they were attractions instead of people; like how they took photos of locals similarly there was a deleted scene where she scares tourists off of a beach by sounding a false tsunami siren to watch them run screamingdeeper in the lore that kid thats a prick to her, mertyle, is the daughter of the person who runs the megamart and crushed a lot of other local businesses- when they have to do a hula to tell a story mertyle actually uses it to describe the low prices, where lilo does a hula about a traditional creation myth that was important to her mother. you may notice both lilo and nani are on first name basis with both the coffee shop owner and the fruitseller, there is big disparity between the locals and foreign interest businesses relegating them to just be tourist industry friendly reminder that lilo stitch is indisputably the best disney film
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Celtic, Grandma, and Queen Elizabeth: siniristiriita siniristiriita Stuff my chemistry teacher has started telling us about because he got distracted 1. The role of building pyramids on the maintenance of the cultural stability of ancient Egypt 2. The exact way that a molotov cocktail works against a tank 3. How a number of different modernly extinct or preventable illnesses affected European culture at their time (multiple occasions) 4. The evolutionary explanation as to why middle-european alcohol culture differs from eastern-european one 5. How climate zones work 6. How the camera was invented 7. Stories relating to wars fought in Europe between the 15th and 21st centuries (multiple occasions) 8. How allergies are born, and why they happen 9. Horoscopes and the differences between astrology and astronomy 10. Astrophysics (multiple occasions) 11. The arabic alphabet 12. The invention of milk chocolate 13. How the man who founded the LIDL supermarket chain used to be his grandmother's subtenant 14. Greek, anglo-saxon and egyptian mythology (multiple occasions) 15. The multiverse theory, and how technically speaking we might never meet aliens because we do not exist to them 16. How counting with your fingers affects the structure of math 17. The private lives of the Nobel brothers (multiple occasions) 18. The inherently catholic roots of the flag of the European Union, and general history of catholic iconography 19. How so many celtic traditions have found their way to Finland 20. All the places he has seen whale meat 21. How queen Victoria and queen Elizabeth respectively rose to power 22. The effects of hallucinogens on ancient religions (multiple occasions) 23. How women's shorter skirts and men ceasing to spit on floors indoors helped to stop the rampant spread of tuberculosis (related to #3 but he went on for 30 minutes about this one) 24. The Westermarck-effect and why it didn't apply to Egyptian pharaohs 25. The moonshine business his grandma used to run in the 40s 26. The effects of meat-eating on the human brain These are all from four weeks of classes in basic chem, where we are supposed to be learning how to read the periodic table and stuff 81 notes Chemistry

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Feminism, Girls, and Movies: LA VIR PARISIENNE sous LA GLACE SERVEE La Parisenne deviendrait elle looeese Ou yit beaucoup mokes de yantaleus, cette asnie t finkspiration: kendrene: yamino: gay-and-disorganized: flukeoffate: nestofstraightlines: feminism-is-radical: snowwhite638: captain-snark: derinthemadscientist: chimericaloutlier: lemonsharks: qglas: startrekrenegades: knivesandglitter: discursivetacenda: belovedtraveler: newvagabond: This will always remain my favorite vintage lesbian art… Do I even have to break it down for you? I just thought it was a mermaid trapped under ice the caption says “Are Parisian women becoming more thrifty? Seeing a lot of different types of panties this year!”presumably half those girls are commando or wearing thongs. this is totally lesbian pinup ads. If it were just a mermaid trapped under ice, there would be no reason all the skaters above the ice are wearing skirts and are presumably women. also look at that mermaid’s smile she knows what’s up. I feel the need to correct the French translation, primarily because I’m garbage, but also because the actual translation has a significantly different meaning than what is written above.  The French says, “La Parisienne deviendrait elle économe ? … On voit beaucoup moins de pantalons, cette année ?” “Are Parisian women becoming thrifty? Seeing much fewer pant(ie)s this year!”  I know I’ve reblogged this 5000x before but 1. Never with that corrected translation and 2. I don’t care this is a great ad but how is she smoking under water? Lesbian mermaid magic The cigarette indicates it’s sexual too. Although I agree that it being usable underwater is a baffling detail I think the cigarette is to make damn sure you know it’s sexual. Cigarettes were often used in movies and art to indicate that that woman is a lesbian! Also see how she has 2 fins not one? It symbolises trousers instead of a skirt, another way to hint at the woman being a lesbian in artwork at the time. I’m just incredibly relived for the corrected translation, the nonsensical-ness of ‘thrifty = more pants’ has troubled me for a while now. GUYS. Although it is made to look like a cigarette–look at the box next to her. It’s a sardine box. She is holding her last sardine like a cigarette. So it actually makes more sense than a cigarette under water…. (Obviously the sexy cigarette imagery is still there, it’s just a clever way to work around the water bit) this post is just the gift that keeps on giving. I can’t even imagine being SO STRAIGHT that I’d think this was “just a mermaid trapped under ice” smh @lesbian-sorceress @clexcallysto I’m obsessed with this painting, I have it hanging in my house, and I never realized it was a sardine she had in her fingers before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I’m SHIVERED
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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: diurnaldaysart: nyotalia usuk with suit jackets and skirts? hell ya watercolor markers and ballpoint pen on mixed media paper

diurnaldaysart: nyotalia usuk with suit jackets and skirts? hell ya watercolor markers and ballpoint pen on mixed media paper

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Bodies , Paradise, and Tumblr: ZITZIMITL <p><a href="http://nathanandersonart.tumblr.com/post/121323771254/name-tzitzimitl-roughly-pronounced-zee-zee-meel" class="tumblr_blog">nathanandersonart</a>:</p><blockquote><p><b>Name:</b> Tzitzimitl (roughly pronounced Zee Zee Meel)<br/><b>Area of Origin:</b> Central Mexico; The Aztecs<br/><br/>In Aztec Mythology, A Tzitzimitl (plural: Tzitzimimeh) is a female deity associated with the stars. They were usually depicted as skeletal figures, often wearing skirts and decorative headdresses. In the most famous depictions, adorning their bodies are severed hands, and cut-out hearts, and appear to have pointed claws on both their hands and feet. Another odd detail is that they seem to have eyeballs growing out of different joints, such as the ankles, knees, wrists and elbows, though this differs between the different portrayals. They’ve been decribed as demons, though this doesn’t necessarily reflect their function in the Aztec belief system. Because the Tzitzimimeh were female, they were also related to fertility, and as such associated with other female deities such as Tlaltecuhtli and Coatlicue. They were worshipped by midwives and women in labor. Their leader was the goddess, Itzpapalotl who ruled over Tamoanchan, the paradise where these deities resided. Being associated with the stars, when stars would not be seen in the sky during solar eclipses, this was intepreted as Tzitzimimeh attacking the sun. This caused a belief that during an eclipse, they would descend down to earth to devour humans. They were seen as both protectors of the feminine and progenitors of mankind, and as such, were powerful and dangerous, especially in periods of cosmic instability.<br/></p></blockquote>

nathanandersonart:Name: Tzitzimitl (roughly pronounced Zee Zee Meel)Area of Origin: Central Mexico; The AztecsIn Aztec Mythology, A Tzitzimi...

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