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dulcetflan:

kanyelujah:

i was expecting the ‘holy f***ing s***, f***ing dinosaurs’ but this was just

i wAS TRYING TO DRINK WATER AND IT WENT UP THE BACK OF MY MOUTH AND OUT OF MY NOSE

I was about to take a sip of my drink, and I couldn’t finish, I was laughing too hard.

And it just gets worse as it keeps going.

this is still my favorite thing.

I was hoping it was this :D

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3

!!!!!
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

That handwriting isn’t even that bad… I think it’s:
ななちゃんもかようびにあそぼ ぱじろより
Nana-chan mo Kayoubi ni asobo  - Pajiroyori
which (according to my crappy knowledge of Japanese) is “Should we also play with Nana-chan on Tuesday?”
then I think it’s signed by “Pajiroyori”. I’m not 100% sure on the name (there’s an unaccounted for line going through the “ro” which might mean it’s meant to be read “Pajirouyori”. Neither of which make more sense to me than the other …
Anyway. There you go. Fascinating stuff :D

rifa:

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alvaroandtheworld:

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


!!!!!

NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

That handwriting isn’t even that bad… I think it’s:

ななちゃんもかようびにあそぼ ぱじろより

Nana-chan mo Kayoubi ni asobo  - Pajiroyori

which (according to my crappy knowledge of Japanese) is “Should we also play with Nana-chan on Tuesday?”

then I think it’s signed by “Pajiroyori”. I’m not 100% sure on the name (there’s an unaccounted for line going through the “ro” which might mean it’s meant to be read “Pajirouyori”. Neither of which make more sense to me than the other …

Anyway. There you go. Fascinating stuff :D

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ca-tsuka:

From Aoi Honoo (Blue Blaze) japanese drama TV series based on manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto and featuring Hideaki Anno student character (gif sources : 1 2 3).

That’s sick :D

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ca-tsuka:

1st pictures of Disney short film “Feast” directed by Patrick Osborne (head animator on Paperman).

Oooooh

"For instance, some languages, like Matses in Peru, oblige their speakers, like the finickiest of lawyers, to specify exactly how they came to know about the facts they are reporting. You cannot simply say, as in English, “An animal passed here.” You have to specify, using a different verbal form, whether this was directly experienced (you saw the animal passing), inferred (you saw footprints), conjectured (animals generally pass there that time of day), hearsay or such. If a statement is reported with the incorrect “evidentiality,” it is considered a lie. So if, for instance, you ask a Matses man how many wives he has, unless he can actually see his wives at that very moment, he would have to answer in the past tense and would say something like “There were two last time I checked.” After all, given that the wives are not present, he cannot be absolutely certain that one of them hasn’t died or run off with another man since he last saw them, even if this was only five minutes ago.
So he cannot report it as a certain fact in the present tense. Does the need to think constantly about epistemology in such a careful and sophisticated manner inform the speakers’ outlook on life or their sense of truth and causation?"

So many fantastic and quotable things from this lovely article: Does Your Language Shape How You Think? (via akx)

So cool :D

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solongasitswords:

The above is a link to a short article about a study carried out which deduced that women use exclamation marks 45% more than men do, most likely as a marker of friendliness - I admit I do this an awful lot, being constantly paranoid that my written communication doesn’t come across as rude or sharp.

The writer then goes on to suggest the idea of a ‘friendly period’ - a punctuation marker akin to a full stop that expresses a jovial camaraderie between participants. Curious and intriguing idea! Similar to the proposed ‘sarcasm font’ I’ve heard about - trying to compensate for the lack of paralinguistic features in written communication, which can so often lead to miscommunication and confusion! - H

I do this, especially in texts. I don’t want to seem unfriendly, but I don’t want to use something as informal as an emoji, so I use an exclamation point!

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Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it

CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT 

Dig it.

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Tags: solarpunk

T E P P U 

<3 Teppu so good. For those uninitiated, it’s a comic about women’s MMA in Japan. No fanservice, no pantyshots, no skeevy shower scenes. Just ladies being unstoppable engines of ass-kicking.

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Tags: teppu MMA Manga

Public Schools. Roads. EPA. FDA. Hospitals. Sewer. Water Treatment Plants. Law Enforcement. Courts.
Most of us spend most of our lives not using at least some of these governmental services, but they are still there for when we do need them. And it&#8217;s not tyranny :/

Public Schools. Roads. EPA. FDA. Hospitals. Sewer. Water Treatment Plants. Law Enforcement. Courts.

Most of us spend most of our lives not using at least some of these governmental services, but they are still there for when we do need them. And it’s not tyranny :/

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