Fictive Prophecies

Strength is to never give in, wisdom to know when to be weak.

thatjessjohnson:

Mythology buffs of Tumblr!

Mayhaps you could help a chick out. I’m looking for some good resources on Norse mythology. Books, websites, documentaries, illustrative daguerreotypes—whatever’s good! I’ve been on a Google hunt, but there’s a lot of dodgy looking sources out there and I’m in research mode for a Thing.

Any helpful suggestions, I welcome them with open arms.

Personally I’d say to look up what archaeologists specializing in Scandinavian iron age write about the norse mythology. You’ll find perhaps some of the driest texts, but probably also the most accurate and with (what I think is extremely important) analyses on how contemporaries actually related to the mythology, made practices around it etc. 

I can recommend the blog of one of my professors from my time studying archaeology at Uppsala University, for you especially the norse texts tag.

Also, be sceptical of any text that rants about the magical properties of norse runes. Norse people used runes the way kids use writing - with glee that they have mastered something and often without purpose, like writing “chair” on a chair, because you can or write your name on anything and everything, often mirroring letters etc. Norse runes are one of the few writing systems that we know of, and have deciphered, that did not come into existence for economical reasons. 

gameboy-sp:

It’s easy for people to criticize while they’ve never been through the shit themselves

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paalangpu-sihu:

daughtersofdig:

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01

pueblo dress is beautiful

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thinksquad:

As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.

Confrontation flared up after an autopsy found that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by an officer on 9 August, had suffered at six bullet wounds including one in the top of his head.

Eye-witnesses report seeing police, with no visible ID badges, hurling tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and threatening members of the press in another night of demonstrations.

Amnesty International, said it would be observing police and protester activity and gathering testimonies as well as training local activists “on methods of non-violent protest” in an “unprecedented” move by the campaigners.

Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins said that the “people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting”.

Jasmine Heiss, one of the 13-strong team sent by Amnesty, told Buzzfeed that the limits placed on the organisation’s access to post-curfew areas was indicative of “the overall lack of transparency in this investigation”.

Complex Magazine said that police had opened fire into the crowds without warning three hours before the midnight curfew began, causing some children and members of the media to be hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Two black journalists from Complex also said that they had been racially profiled, being refused re-entry into the press area whereas white members of the press had been.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michael-brown-shooting-amnesty-international-sends-team-within-us-for-first-time-as-national-guard-deployed-9675149.html

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librascales02 asked: It's all so frustrating. I look at what happened to Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and hundreds of others who were discriminated because of their skin color and lost their lives. I start to think if we had the chance to reverse it, where would we start? The cop, his training, his beliefs and prejudice, his family and friends, college? Where did the fear of someone's skin color come into play and how do we go back to get rid of that fear, that hate? How do we make sure this doesn't happen again?

thewingless-butterfly:

reverseracism:

We need to start having a nationwide call for culturally competent law enforcement. If they ain’t from the neighborhood, they don’t belong on that community’s force. Start from there.

~Eon

I think people forget that the police don’t exist solely to scope out criminals in a crowd. They are meant to serve and protect. When someone is emotionally invested, they will do that better. If they understand the neighborhood dynamics, they will have a better understanding of how to make the city safer. 

spaceparty asked: Your coverage of Ferguson has been so useful and great and I just want to thank you for spending the time to compile all the tweets and information that you've shared because it's been a wonderful and much appreciated resource.

thebluelip-blondie:

shortformblog:

staff:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

I really appreciate you saying that. I’m exhausted

In case you haven’t already seen it come through your dashboard, iwriteaboutfeminism is doing a fine job of rounding up on-the-ground coverage of the events in Ferguson.

Pair this with links from the venerable shortformblog, fantastic as usual. 

Thanks. I’m just a guy who posts links. — Ernie @ SFB

h ny god the tumblr staff posted something useful

africanaquarian:

mike——honcho:

phoeni-xx:

deux-zero-deux:

nitemarealamode:

morgthenmeets:

lovelyandbrown:

yinyanglovee:

We need more white people to understand this! @k_dirrty

work, kelsey.

Go the fuck in Kelsey

i’m baking kelsey some muffins you like blueberry

white people never listen until they hear it from another white person

this is why people say fuck all white people. 99% of you arent out here being Kelsey, talking to your own people, trying to make an actual difference. youre just counting your black friends, following natural hair blogs, and watching Meet the Browns.

Go Kelsey 

"99% OF YOU AREN’T BEING KELSEY"

"99%OF YOU AREN’T BEING KELSEY"

"99% OF YOU AREN’T BEING KELSEY"

just for added emphasis

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themouseabides:

Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

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thefrogman:

In the wake of her father’s death, some very cruel people sent disturbing messages to zeldawilliams. I found out that she is trying to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital—a charity both her and her father have supported for a long time.
I thought maybe it would be a nice gesture if we could send some love her way and also help some kids in the process. I think that would be a fitting tribute and it might counter the internet awfulness she had to endure. 
DONATE HERE!

thefrogman:

In the wake of her father’s death, some very cruel people sent disturbing messages to zeldawilliams. I found out that she is trying to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital—a charity both her and her father have supported for a long time.

I thought maybe it would be a nice gesture if we could send some love her way and also help some kids in the process. I think that would be a fitting tribute and it might counter the internet awfulness she had to endure. 

DONATE HERE!

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tigerrcat:

tai-kwon-joe:

Sometimes, the adolescent elephant will throw itself upon the ground as a sign of extreme emotional distress, commonly known as a “tantrum.”

i am an adolescent elephant

tigerrcat:

tai-kwon-joe:

Sometimes, the adolescent elephant will throw itself upon the ground as a sign of extreme emotional distress, commonly known as a “tantrum.”

i am an adolescent elephant

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