When in doubt, tea.
When happy, tea.
When cold, tea.
When sad, tea.
When sick, tea.
When no inspiration, tea.
When have to leave bed, tea.
When supposed to be doing homework, tea.
When scheming to take over world, tea.
When summoning minor demon, tea.
When accidentally starting apocalypse, tea.
My AP Loyal Rosette jsk in Brown coord! Blouse from Alice and the Pirates, Bag: BTSSB, Socks: AP Musee Du Chocolat, Beret: BTSSB, Head bow from the same series AP Loyal Rosette and Shoes from: AP
In various schools in Uganda, and some other parts of Africa, children as young as five are punished for speaking African languages, indigenous languages and mother tongues at school. The modes of punishment differ. The most common one in Uganda is wearing a dirty sack until you meet someone else speaking their mother tongue and then you pass the sack on to them. In some schools, there are specific pupils and students tasked with compiling lists of fellow pupils and students speaking mother tongues. This list is then handed over to a teacher responsible for punishing these language rule-breakers. According to Gilbert Kaburu, some schools have aprons that read: “Shame on me, I was speaking vernacular” handed over to an offender of the No Vernacular rule, who then is tasked with finding the next culprit to give the apron. Most of the punishments, in their symbolism emphasise the uselessness of the African languages.
Commenting on a photo of two children in Uganda wearing dirty sacks as punishment for speaking their mother tongues, Zimbabwean writer, Tendai Huchu says:
“That sums up our self loathing and inferiority complex. Junot Diaz once said we do a better job of enforcing white supremacy ourselves than white supremacists ever could. I should add, notice how the punishment consists of wearing sack-cloth. The image is telling. You are rags if you speak your own language.”
Halima Hosh, agreeing with Tendai Huchu opines:
“It’s outrageous. What a slave mentality that a colonial language is considered higher or better/more worth than their own local language. Unbelievable. Do the Europeans learn any African language in school? No. Why not? Because we are not proud of our heritage, not proud of our languages, not proud of Black African history. These teachers need to be fired.
This is a serious problem. Read the entire article here: http://thisisafrica.me/schools-punishing-children-speaking-african-languages/ (via linglife)
Languages don’t generally become endangered because people just don’t really feel like speaking them anymore: it’s often much more brutal. And similar methods for repressing indigenous languages happen all over the world: this reminded me of a memorable quote from a man in Alaska “Whenever I speak Tlingit, I can still taste the soap.”
these looks are so rulers of the galaxy kanye looks like he has a scepter in the 4th pic
Oh damn I 100% thought he was holding that
Some of the raw artwork for Lily of the Valley’s next print featuring mushrooms. Plus a hastily done mock-up of the planned jsk.
All of the artwork is completed, I just need to re-scan a few of the fungi that ended up too light. Other then that I’m just waiting on my pms color chart to show up so that I can make sure to make the background the right shade of cream.
The jsk will have a brown cotton sateen bodice with pintucks, a brown velvet shoulder straps with small bows, a brown velvet bow belt. Skirt is made of the mushroom fabric printed on chiffon. Repeating stripes of mushrooms will be separated by calligraphy of the fungi’s latin and common names.
I’m planning on trimming the jsk with brown cotton lace, cream dot tulle, and cream venise lace.
The bird’s nest print will be delayed until early spring. Seems more fitting.
Come see KAIE/BABI of Triple Fortune/Brilliant Kingdom, Aurelio Voltaire, Jillian Venters of Gothic Charm School, G.D. Falksen, Kathryn Paterwic of Redfield Designs, Fumiko Kawamura of Enchantlic Enchantilly, Platform One, Zoh Raven of Morrigan NYC, and Psyche Corporation at RuffleCon 2014!
October 4th and 5th, 2014 at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT
Tickets available at the door starting Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:00am EST! We can’t wait to see you there!
Jerkbending, still got it.
the cutest thing ever
it would be cuter if i could pronounce it
where are the vowels
what do the welsh do with vowels? D:
They gave them to Hawaii.
Alright you wanna know what?
Welsh language is RIDICULOUS
We don’t even have the fucking letter X. Half our words are just the english word misspelled.
Taxi? No no you mean tacsi.
Ambulance? Wrong it’s ambiwlans.
The other half of our words are just ridiculous.
Computer is fucking cyfriddiadur. Try and fucking say that i dare you and i promise you’ll say it wrong because Welsh is fucking ridiculous.
You know the letter d? Yeah we have that. But we also have the letter dd.
D AND DD ARE TWO SEPARATE LETTERS WHAT THE FUCK
AND FUCKING NUMBERS OH MY GOD
1 is un
2 is dau
3 is fucking tri what are we irish?
4 is pedwar
5 is pump. Pronounced pimp ffs
6 is fucking chwech what the fuck
7 is saith
8 is wyth what the fuck
9 is naw
10 is deg
WANN KNOW WHAT 11 IS?
FUCKING UN DEG UN
IT FUCKING TRANSLATES TO ONE TEN ONE
20 IS DAU DEG WHICH IS TWO TEN
21 IS DAU DEG UN WHICH IS TWO TEN ONE
And fucking colours man
Pink is just pinc
WHITE IS FUCKING BLANC
DONT FUCKING TRUST THE WELSH WE’LL CONFUSE YOU WITH OUR LANGUAGE AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOURE DISTRACTED
AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOU’RE DISTRACTED.
Christian Lacroix Haute Couture
until 1979 homosexuality was classed as an illness in sweden so you could call in sick bc you had the hots for paper boy in the morning
Ellie, I’m disappointed in you, you left out the best part. The reason they took it out in 1979 was because, to protest it, a shitton of people actually did. They’d get calls upon calls upon calls with “I can’t come in today, I’m feeling pretty gay”
The Anatomy of a Lolita
This took forever to finish because I was not happy with the diagram. I wanted to draw something that wasn’t too outdated (like many currently available online). I wanted a diagram that reflects a basic co-ordinate relevant to today’s standards.
If you are a new lolita, please use this as a check list to creating your your first outfit. Never EVER forget your petticoat!
FUCK YEAH LOLITA
Dress: Innocent World
Blouse: Krad Lanrete
Head Dress: Handmade