amuseoffyre:

ami-angelwings:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.
A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.
Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years
The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)
A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt
7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait
7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province. 
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


This is important for the knowledge/history aspect, but also because of what was said above, that exploration/seafaring/technological advancement does not automatically mean conquest, colonization, and genocide.  It’s one of those myths that an annoyingly large amount of people pass around to justify white supremacy: that everybody wants to conquer and wipe out everybody else, and that white people just got the technology and exploration level up first to do it.  They like this myth for several reasons: 1) it frames genocide, slavery, conquest, etc, as natural results of human development, SOMEBODY would have eventually done it regardless 2) it frames evil acts as “human nature”, it implies that the victims of those acts would have done them if they could, and that the people doing it were only acting on “nature” 3) it implies that because white people did these things therefore white people must have had the highest technological level and 4) because white people had the highest technological level therefore white people deserved their place in the world as conquerers and colonizers and enslavers.
Of course none of this is true, but it’s something our society likes to believe and the narrative is distributed through “common knowledge” and through our media, where non-white cultures in “historical” dramas are framed as “primitive” or warlike or both, and all the various dystopia fiction where “the oppressed become the oppressors” and what not (i.e. everybody wants to conquer everybody else, so SOMEBODY has to be on top).

From the way Maori legends tell it, they came from an island far to the East to get to Aotearoa (New Zealand) way in the back when. The island’s name sounds an awful lot like Hawaii (Hawaiki), which may or may not be coincidence. They sailed across the Pacific in wooden boats carved from logs and found this new set of islands to claim and call home.
There was colonising going on back when the ‘civilised white folk’ were still living in mud huts. It’s just that the silly white folk weren’t the ones doing it.

amuseoffyre:

ami-angelwings:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.

the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.

A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.

Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.

The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)

Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years

The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)

A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt

7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait

7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province.

Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


This is important for the knowledge/history aspect, but also because of what was said above, that exploration/seafaring/technological advancement does not automatically mean conquest, colonization, and genocide.  It’s one of those myths that an annoyingly large amount of people pass around to justify white supremacy: that everybody wants to conquer and wipe out everybody else, and that white people just got the technology and exploration level up first to do it.  They like this myth for several reasons: 1) it frames genocide, slavery, conquest, etc, as natural results of human development, SOMEBODY would have eventually done it regardless 2) it frames evil acts as “human nature”, it implies that the victims of those acts would have done them if they could, and that the people doing it were only acting on “nature” 3) it implies that because white people did these things therefore white people must have had the highest technological level and 4) because white people had the highest technological level therefore white people deserved their place in the world as conquerers and colonizers and enslavers.

Of course none of this is true, but it’s something our society likes to believe and the narrative is distributed through “common knowledge” and through our media, where non-white cultures in “historical” dramas are framed as “primitive” or warlike or both, and all the various dystopia fiction where “the oppressed become the oppressors” and what not (i.e. everybody wants to conquer everybody else, so SOMEBODY has to be on top).

From the way Maori legends tell it, they came from an island far to the East to get to Aotearoa (New Zealand) way in the back when. The island’s name sounds an awful lot like Hawaii (Hawaiki), which may or may not be coincidence. They sailed across the Pacific in wooden boats carved from logs and found this new set of islands to claim and call home.

There was colonising going on back when the ‘civilised white folk’ were still living in mud huts. It’s just that the silly white folk weren’t the ones doing it.

(via lottiethroughthelookingglass)


sanahgohar:

This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.

sanahgohar:

This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.

(via xklx)


deathlydelicious:

I sense a trend.

Seriously Moffat. Are all your villains women in black skirt suits with mad up-dos and dark lipstick?

Jesus christ, the creativity astounds me.

(via a-mad-girl-with-some-fandoms)


damageditem:

littleblueartist:

that awkward moment when the cast are actually their characters:

Clint: ooh carnie things i shall inspect

Thor: STAND BACK HAWK-MAN SO THAT MY BROTHER DOTH NOT SMITE THEE IN THINE FACE

Loki: ehehehehe i’m so gonna bust holes in this floor just cuz

always reblog this.

(via hiddles-makelovenotwar)



vivalaglamourpuss:

an important factual presentation by me

All the facts.

(via welcome-todauntless)


cyd-the-cynical:

geekishchic:

He’s looking right at me and I’m emotional right now and need a moment

gotta reblog. always. over 900 years of time and space. never met anyone who wasn’t important.

(via lying-liar-that-lies)


seah0rsey:

awkward-fallen-angel:

castielandmoriarty:

bingedrunk:

when straight people talk to gays

is that jody mills

For the comments

(via a-mad-girl-with-some-fandoms)


modestmgmtofficial:

identical twins have so much power tbh last year my lab partner steve came in with pierced ears and everyone was like whoa steve when did u get them pierced and he was like i’ve had them for 3 years. i’m not steve. and he just sat down and started taking notes. the next day steve came in and was like did u guys see my brother jake yesterday lmao we switched schools

(via letthesongtakeflight)


thrandiul:

notleks:

terakaosu:

au-tom-aton:

teacupinastorm:

 #This looks like the begining of a music video

#kneel bitches #by loki laufeyson

Featuring the number one hit, “You’re not my dad”

Bonus track: “I do what I want”

(via muirin007)


beyondthewavves:

"Please Doctor, it’s the only medicine we’ve got.”

OH MY FUCKING GOD THIS IS BALTO.. 978 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE REBLOGGED THIS THAT MEANS THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THIS FUCKING MOVIE. EVERYTIME I ASK PEOPLE IF THEY REMEMBER IT THEY THINK I’M TALKING ABOUT BOLT AND IT KILLS ME INSIDE

i have hope

(via musicallypowered)


palmist:

i love this blooper 

(via musicallypowered)


fashionsfromhistory:

Tiara
c.1830
France
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Tiara

c.1830

France

MET

(via ofpaintedpumpkins)


cassandraclare:

sad Jem pretty art. 
swifty-fox:

Atque At Vale Brother mine
whew, first picture on the new laptop. 
Man Will would throw the biggest bitchfit if he knew he had been buried next to a Lightwood

cassandraclare:

sad Jem pretty art. 

swifty-fox:

Atque At Vale Brother mine

whew, first picture on the new laptop. 

Man Will would throw the biggest bitchfit if he knew he had been buried next to a Lightwood


mikasaesukasa:

im not in that fandom but i know a golden post when i see one

(via neo-trickster)