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lewis-christison:

fussybabybitch:

i hope the dvd and blu ray release of the teenage mutant ninja turtle movie has a special feature where you can watch the entire film without special effects because i think if they all looked like this itd be a lot more fun

Adult Triforce spelunking Laybugs 
Adult Triforce spelunking Laybugs 
Adult Triforce spelunking Laybugs 
Heros in a half eltra, coccinellidae power!

lewis-christison:

fussybabybitch:

i hope the dvd and blu ray release of the teenage mutant ninja turtle movie has a special feature where you can watch the entire film without special effects because i think if they all looked like this itd be a lot more fun

Adult Triforce spelunking Laybugs 

Adult Triforce spelunking Laybugs 

Adult Triforce spelunking Laybugs 

Heros in a half eltra, coccinellidae power!

fucknomisconceptions:

fruutcat:

fucknomisconceptions:

cat-scratch-club:

"but THAT behavior isn’t rape culture."

just because you do it doesn’t mean it isn’t rape culture… maybe instead of trying to twist definitions to fit your fucked up behavior you should instead consider modifying said fucked up behavior, asshole

Rape culture doesn’t…

It is simply false to say that rape culture does not exist in the west.

Your grounds seemed to be “there is no rape culture here in the Free and Civilised West because people aren’t raped frequently and openly.”  But a rape culture (according to nearly every definition that I’ve seen and that’s available on the first few pages of google) is basically a culture in which rape is trivialized/normalized/excused/ignored.

A prevalent idea like “she was asking for it” or “men don’t get raped” is one of the countless manifestations of rape culture.  And if you don’t think that it’s rape culture, then you have the wrong definition. And if you don’t think that it’s prevalent, then you aren’t paying attention.

Actually my grounds were “rape is illegal in this country and is seen as a bad thing by pretty much everyone here”, which is true.  Rape in prisons is ignored, and rape out in certain countries in Africa and the Middle East is ignored when convenient, or the victim is vilified.  That is a culture of rape.

I very much am paying attention, to the whole world, which is why I think that acting like the West lives in a rape culture is hellishly trivialising to actual places that have it.  I agree there is an issue with rape apology and such (not that that is the only crime that has that problem), but in no way does the West have one.  The idea was taken from US male prisons; that is the scale of rape culture needed before a country should be considered having one.

You seem to have an arbitrary threshold of what constitutes a rape culture. Yes, the term originated in the context of prisons, but it has a much broader reach now. Since you aren’t satisfied by the definition I compiled, here are some sources that would argue that places in the West have a rape culture and/or give examples:

http://www.shakesville.com/2009/10/rape-culture-101.html
http://stfurapeculture.tumblr.com/
http://www.thenation.com/article/172643/ten-things-end-rape-culture
http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Rape_culture
http://upsettingrapeculture.com/
http://www.policymic.com/articles/79111/rape-culture-is-everywhere-watch-your-favorite-sitcoms-prove-it
 
This is not to say that it is worse here than in other places. There are vile, senseless things happening legally to people all over the world, And they should not be ignored. But pointing out a problem in one place does not trivialize a different or worse problem in another place.

And by the way, “rape is illegal in this country and is seen as a bad thing by pretty much everyone here” is not entirely true. Rape isn’t entirely illegal in a place in which people include “forcible” in the definition of rape, implying that people without evidence of physically fighting back are not rape. (For example “a
U.S. state in which, in September 2012, mentally disabled rape victim was required to provide evidence of her “kicking, biting, scratching” in objection to her rape” (for more go to http://www.statemaster.com/graph/cri_for_rap-crime-forcible-rape)). Or when “ The appeals court said that when the jury asked the trial judge if a woman could withdraw her consent after the start of sex, the jury should have been told she could not.”http://www.shakesville.com/2006/10/narrow-window-when-no-means-no.html. And sure when asked most people would say rape is bad, but the same people are far more likely to blame the victim or to accuse the victim of lying at a significantly higher rate than with other crimes.

And you can find significantly more on google scholar (more academic sources), by searching different terms (like the effect of jokes on perception of rape, etc) and going past the third page of google. I’m sorry if this sounds condescending, but there is simply a gigantic body of literature, statistics, anecdotes, and evidence of rape culture if your definition expands beyond “places where people are raped legally and frequently”  (which, I reiterate, according to the majority of sources, is not what rape culture is limited to).

 


fucknomisconceptions:

cat-scratch-club:

"but THAT behavior isn’t rape culture."

just because you do it doesn’t mean it isn’t rape culture… maybe instead of trying to twist definitions to fit your fucked up behavior you should instead consider modifying said fucked up behavior, asshole

Rape culture doesn’t…

It is simply false to say that rape culture does not exist in the west.

Your grounds seemed to be “there is no rape culture here in the Free and Civilised West because people aren’t raped frequently and openly.”  But a rape culture (according to nearly every definition that I’ve seen and that’s available on the first few pages of google) is basically a culture in which rape is trivialized/normalized/excused/ignored.

A prevalent idea like “she was asking for it” or “men don’t get raped” is one of the countless manifestations of rape culture.  And if you don’t think that it’s rape culture, then you have the wrong definition. And if you don’t think that it’s prevalent, then you aren’t paying attention.

devblarg:

hpphans:

the-guardian-of-snow-days:

jolly-coalition-of-dancing:

milesjai:

ruoloc:

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba  [There comes a lion]
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama         [Oh yes, it's a lion]

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama

I FINALLY KNOW THE FUCKING WORDS

it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just
yup
that’s a lion
this movie’s about a lion
just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here



this is literally my favorite post on tumblr

I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things
'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'
So basically rap genius did this way better so all credit to them here
to grab the direct quotes:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba : 


This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.
The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.



Sithi uhm ingonyama:

The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.

Nants ingonAnnotateyama bagithi baba Sithi uhhmm ingonyama Ingonyama:

The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.

Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people
Siyo Nqoba:

The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”

IngonyamaIngonyama nengw’ enamabala:

The lion is now joined by a leopard.

So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.
'well you're just reading too much into it'
if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language


Also, a self-identified first-language Zulu speaker offers these comments here (http://joanofmark.blogspot.com/2011/05/zulu-words-to-opening-verse-of-circle.html):
"Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala" 

"Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala" means "a lion and a leopard that has spots", not "a lion and leopard come to this open place [the translation that this web page used]". I see how you might have made this error though: "amabala" are spots, while "ibala" is an open (typically earthen) yard. The singular present participle of the verb "to have", "ukuba na-" (i.e. "to be with -"), is "ena-" (i.e. "that has -"). When prefixed to "amabala", you get "enamabala" (i.e. "that has spots" or "that is spotted").

Repetition of "Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala" 

The repeated phrase under the English lyric is “ingonyama; ingw’ enamabala” (the conjugation “and” drops away, leaving the repeated chant, “lion; spotted leopard”.

Connotations of “Ingonyama”

— “-Ngonyama” is the chief traditional title of the (male) Zulu monarch, and distinguishes the idiomatic, honourific use of “[The] Lion”, from “-bhubesi”, the common word for “lion”. To a Zulu speaker, the difference (though playful) is key, and inflects the lyric with an entirely different semantic quality to that which I imagine English speakers receive upon hearing the introduction.

I was interested in the word “Ingonyama,” so I did some googling and found a page with info by native speakers and scholars that addresses the lion/ruler connection, as well as  relationships between language, animals, power, meat/eating, and property. Find it here: https://www.h-net.org/~africa/threads/ngwenyama.html. 

devblarg:

hpphans:

the-guardian-of-snow-days:

jolly-coalition-of-dancing:

milesjai:

ruoloc:

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba  [There comes a lion]
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama         [Oh yes, it's a lion]

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama

I FINALLY KNOW THE FUCKING WORDS

it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just

yup

that’s a lion

this movie’s about a lion

just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here

image

this is literally my favorite post on tumblr

I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things

'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'

So basically rap genius did this way better so all credit to them here

to grab the direct quotes:

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba

This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.

The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.

Sithi uhm ingonyama:

The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.

Nants ingonAnnotateyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama
:

The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.

Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people

Siyo Nqoba:

The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”

Ingonyama
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala:

The lion is now joined by a leopard.

So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.

'well you're just reading too much into it'

if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language

Also, a self-identified first-language Zulu speaker offers these comments here (http://joanofmark.blogspot.com/2011/05/zulu-words-to-opening-verse-of-circle.html):

"Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala" 

"Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala" means "a lion and a leopard that has spots", not "a lion and leopard come to this open place [the translation that this web page used]". I see how you might have made this error though: "amabala" are spots, while "ibala" is an open (typically earthen) yard. The singular present participle of the verb "to have", "ukuba na-" (i.e. "to be with -"), is "ena-" (i.e. "that has -"). When prefixed to "amabala", you get "enamabala" (i.e. "that has spots" or "that is spotted").

Repetition of "Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala" 

The repeated phrase under the English lyric is “ingonyama; ingw’ enamabala” (the conjugation “and” drops away, leaving the repeated chant, “lion; spotted leopard”.

Connotations of “Ingonyama”

— “-Ngonyama” is the chief traditional title of the (male) Zulu monarch, and distinguishes the idiomatic, honourific use of “[The] Lion”, from “-bhubesi”, the common word for “lion”. To a Zulu speaker, the difference (though playful) is key, and inflects the lyric with an entirely different semantic quality to that which I imagine English speakers receive upon hearing the introduction.

I was interested in the word “Ingonyama,” so I did some googling and found a page with info by native speakers and scholars that addresses the lion/ruler connection, as well as  relationships between language, animals, power, meat/eating, and property. Find it here: https://www.h-net.org/~africa/threads/ngwenyama.html. 

The Avengers meeting their actors:

fucking-misha:

in-the-end-you-will-always-kneel:

Tom + Loki:

image

Chris + Steve

image

Clint + Jeremy:

image

Natasha + Scarlett:

image

Chris + Thor:

image

Mark + Bruce

image

Tony + RDJ

image

Fury + Samuel:

image

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE POST EVER,

Pretty disappointed that the photoset didn’t end with “… my bow”

Wanted: a stream/download of Name of the Doctor?

I must see it before the 50th, plzkthx!

Wanted: a stream/download of Name of the Doctor?

I must see it before the 50th, plzkthx!

spoopy-len-in-a-dress:

riningear:

doryishness:

displaced-angel:

ryedragon:

inritum:

reblog and make a wish!this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

spoopy-len-in-a-dress:

riningear:

doryishness:

displaced-angel:

ryedragon:

inritum:

reblog and make a wish!


this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.

THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.

The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.

AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.

THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO

I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS

LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL

IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP