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Sep 16, 2014 / 16,421 notes

neptxnes:

for the last fucking time representation does not mean shoving in a queer romance. it means acknowledging we fucking exist. it means a girl saying she likes girls. it means a character doing something as simple as checking out their same gender. you don’t have to be in a relationship to be recognized as queer. representation is not and never has been about ‘ships.’ it’s about normality. it’s about existing for a purpose other than a punchline or a god damned ship

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Sep 16, 2014 / 21,329 notes

-teesa-:

9.9.14

"There is this devaluation of women."

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Sep 16, 2014 / 95,565 notes

older-and-far-away:

gingerhaole:

queenanunnaki:

Easter Island’s Statues Reveal Bodies Covered With Unknown Ancient Petroglyphs

21 January, 2014

MessageToEagle.com - Standing some 2,000 miles west of Chile, on the Easter Island, 887 mysterious giant statues have intrigued scientists and the public for years.

For a long time it was believed that the massive statutes consisted of just the heads.

However, in October 2011, when the Easter Island Statue Project began its Season V expedition, scientists could reveal remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined.

Project director Jo Anne Van Tilburg said: “Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues.

The statutes on Easter Island have bodies covered with ancient undeciphered petroglyphs.

"We found a round, deep post hole into which the Rapa Nui had inserted a tree trunk," she said. Van Tilburg said ropes were attached to the tree trunk and to the partially carved statue. "We found a rope guide that was actually carved into the bedrock near the statue." The Rapa Nui then used the tree trunk to raise the statue upright. Before the statue was upright, they carved its front. Once it stood erect, they finished the back, Van Tilburg explained.

The excavation team also found about 800 grams of natural red pigment —nearly two pounds —in the burial hole, along with a human burial. Van Tilburg believes the pigment was used to paint the statues, just as the Rapa Nui used pigment to paint their bodies for certain ceremonies.

The unusually large amount of pigment found indicates that it might have been used by a priest or chief, perhaps as part of mortuary practice, she said. Human bones were found throughout the dig, indicating that people buried their dead around the statues.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies!

More important, however, we discovered a great deal about the Rapa Nui techniques of ancient engineering.”

Among their discoveries, the team discovered:

· The dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberatelyplaced there to bury, protect, or support the statues

· The statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements

· Post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks

· Rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes

· Posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues upright

The two “heads” in the quarry where Van Tilburg’s team dug are standing figures with torsos, truncated at the waist, that have become partially buried by eroded dirt and detritus over centuries.

The team also discovered that ceremonies were certainly associated with the statues.

On the project website, Van Tilburg said: “We found large quantities of red, some of which may have been used to paint the statues.

Finally, and perhaps most poignantly, we found in the pavement under one statue a single stone carved with a crescent symbol said to represent a canoe, or vaka.

The backs of both statues are covered with petroglyphs, many of which are also vaka.

A direct connection between the vaka symbol and the identity of the artist or group owning the statue is strongly suggested.”

Still, many of these ancient petroglyphs remain undeciphered and the history of one of the most remote islands in the world is now even more mysterious than ever.

MessageToEagle.com
Image credit: EISP.ORG

This is fuckin’ boss!

But seriously, I love how for the longest time everyone was just like ‘yep. Giant heads. just giant heads.’ and no one even ever bothered to check.
You know what happens when you make an assumption, guys.

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Sep 16, 2014 / 4,290 notes

clairvoyantsam:

REASON OF DEATH

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Sammy, let me go

Sammy, let me go

  1. Sammy, let me go
  • Sammy, let me go

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Sep 16, 2014 / 482,912 notes

neoliberalismkills:

a man who gets what he wants out of life

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Sep 16, 2014 / 26,697 notes

magicul:

when someone screenshots your snapchat

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Sep 16, 2014 / 76,028 notes

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If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.

Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)

I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said

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Sep 16, 2014 / 97,371 notes
kyurem:

I’m crying
Sep 16, 2014 / 1,115 notes

kyurem:

I’m crying

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Sep 16, 2014 / 21,587 notes
Sep 16, 2014 / 4,454 notes

goingtrickster:

*me pointing at gamzee makara* evil

*fandom large crying voice* no… you don’t understand… he’s not evil………. stop….. he’s being mind controlled… goat dad didnt love him..….. you’re wrong…… you cannot say this fake thing about our precious baby….

*me pointing at gamzee makara* wow what an evil character

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Sep 16, 2014 / 98,022 notes

infamymonster:

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exgynocraticgrrl:

Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

How come I didn’t know this

Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.

'GIFTED' Kill me

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Sep 16, 2014 / 305,996 notes
  • Family: *insults my weight*
  • Family: *insults my interests*
  • Family: *insults my friends*
  • Family: *insults my music*
  • Family: *judges me constantly*
  • Family: you're being so rude why aren't you spending time with us
benedict-cumberbeauty:

I laughed too hard at this
Sep 16, 2014 / 72,908 notes

benedict-cumberbeauty:

I laughed too hard at this

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Sep 16, 2014 / 44,715 notes

toastyhat:

san-likes-ashitaka:

Guys, I came up with a gender neutral way of saying you’re like family with a close friend:

"We’re sibs from different cribs."

gaspGASP

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