I went to the MCA in Chicago yesterday with my family and my brothers matched these paintings and then this happened.
Accidental performance art: priceless
i love this
Female BAMFs Throughout History
this is fab BUT WHERE ARE THEIR NAMES?
- Ching Shih
- Nancy Wake
- Lyudmila Pavlichenko
- Rukhsana Kausar
- The Gulabi Gang
- Neerja Bhanot
- Zainab Bibi
- Susan Walters
- Nong Thoom
- Juliane Koepcke
I’m always wanting to read more about these posts immediately and I have trouble finding the sources.
This is a post about adopting children: how to adopt foreign and domestically, how children can be put up for adoption, and what children are eligible for adoption.
This post only applies to people adopting from the United States. My main source was childwelfare.gov, which is an invaluable resource if you want to know more about adoption in the US. I strongly encourage you to poke around the site itself.
I am not a lawyer or an expert in adoption. If you have any further questions, I suggest doing your own research or finding someone with a stronger legal background or someone who has experience with the adoption system.
Please contact if you have anything to add or correct.
my mom has a CD of french classical music and in the back of the booklet it has this little collection of phrases and the pronunciation guide is the worst thing ive ever seen
Guys guys guys we really need to make this one thing clear
One of the main differences is that dandyism was also an intellectual movement that stressed self-improvement in order to become a living work of art; later in the 19th century, it was closely associated with the Aesthetic, Decadent, and Symbolist Movements. Foppery never had any intellectual underpinnings, but because dandies were considered flamboyant by 19th century standards, they were often perceived as fops anyway.
because a lot of people dont seem to get this:
- golems are from jewish folklore. dont treat them like a generic fantasy creature, thats appropriative
- kabbalah is a specifically jewish religious tradition. dont practice it if youre not jewish and dont use kabbalah symbolism as generic occult stuff, thats appropriative
- for the record if it has hebrew on it and it doesnt have anything to do with judaism its probably appropriative
- dont wear a magen david if youre not jewish, its used as a symbol for judaism so wearing it if youre a gentile is appropriative
- while im at it heres a rundown of some terms you should know
- goy: hebrew and yiddish for non-jewish person, it literally translates as “nation.” the plural form is goyim. goy is not a slur.
- gentile: english for non-jewish person
- anti-semitism: you probably know what this means but i just want to point out that the word anti-semitism was NOT coined by jews but by a german anti-semite who wanted a more scientific-sounding alternative to “judenhass,” which literally translates to “jew-hatred” so please shut up about how arabs are also semites. we know.
- if you’re not jewish you should also avoid using the word “jew” since many jewish people are uncomfortable with it (though i personally am fine with it). use “jewish person” instead if youre a gentile
please reblog this if you’re not jewish, i almost never see gentiles acknowledging cultural appropriation of judaism and anti-semitism on tumblr, even among people who otherwise pay close attention to such issues
The Domovoi is a masculine household spirit.
In appearance, the Domovoi is typically:
- Covered in hair all over.
According to some traditions, domovye take on the appearance of current or former owners of the house and have a grey beard, sometimes with tails or little horns. There are tales of neighbours seeing the master of the house out in the yard while in fact the real master is asleep in bed. It has also been said that domovye can take on the appearance of cats and dogs.
Traditionally, every house is said to have its Domovoi. It does not do evil unless angered by a family’s poor keep of the household, profane language or neglect. The domovoi is seen as the home’s guardian, and he sometimes helps with household chores and field work. Some even treat them as part of the family, albeit an unseen one, and leave them gifts like milk and biscuits in the kitchen overnight.
- To attract a Domovoi, you would go outside of your house wearing your best clothing and say aloud “Grandfather Dobrokhot, please come into my house and tend the flocks.”
- To rid yourself of a rival Domovoi, you would beat your walls with a broom, shouting “Grandfather Domovoi, help me chase away this intruder.”
- When moving, some might make an offering to the Domovoi and say “Domovoi! Domovoi! Don’t stay here but come with our family!”
People made sure they only kept animals the Domovoi liked, as he would torment the ones he did not. Salted bread wrapped in a white cloth would appease this spirit, and putting clean white linen in his room was an invitation to eat a meal with the family. Hanging old boots in the yard was another way to cheer him.
The Domovoi was also an Oracle, as his behavior could foretell or forewarn about the future. He would pull hair to warn a woman of danger from an abusive man. He would moan and howl to warn of coming trouble. If he showed himself, it forewarned of death, and if he was weeping it was said to be a death in the family. If he was laughing, good times could be expected, and if he strummed a comb there would be a wedding in the future.
It is also said that Domovoi like to make the sound, “He! He! He!, Ho! Ho!, Ho!” when they are excited or happy.
The Kikimora is a feminine household spirit.
Appearance varies, in some tales, she looks like an average woman with her hair down (married Slavic women typically kept their hair covered, and young unmarried girls kept it braided.) She may also be described as a small humpbacked woman in dirty clothes.
There are two different kinds of Kikimoras. One kind lives in the forest; the other kind lives in the swamp. The Swamp Kikimora is the wife of Leshy. Her presence can be recognized by wet footprints. When home builders wanted to do something harmful to the person buying the house, they would bring in Kikimora. Once inside, it is difficult to get her to leave.
Her role in the house is usually juxtaposed with that of the Domovoi, whereas one of them is considered a “bad" spirit, and the other, a "good" one. When the kikimora inhabits a house, she lives behind the stove or in the cellar, and usually produces noises similar to those made by the mice in order to obtain food.
When the house is in order, Kikimora looks after the chickens and housework. If not, she whistles, breaks dishes, and makes noises at night. She also comes out at night to spin.
To appease an angry Kikimora, one should wash all the pots and pans with fern tea. An adder stone or a bunch of juniper twigs is hung above the nesting place of chickens to protect their eggs from Kikimora.
The Dvorovoi is the spirit of the courtyard.
The Dvorovoi is similar to the house spirit Domovoi, although it was less benevolent and lived further away from humans. He hates animals with white fur (commonly cats, dogs, and horses), so it was seen as a threat and danger to livestock. However, white chickens were not afraid of the Dvorovoi as they were protected by the chicken god (куриный бог).
Some peasants would ask the Dvorovoi to take care and feed their cattle by offering him glittering objects, bread, and sheep wool.
A tale tells of a Dvorovoi who fell in love with a girl and lived with her for a very long time. The Dvorovoi plaited her hair and told her to keep it that way. However, the night before her marriage, she brushed her hair and unbraided it. The Dvorovoi strangled her while she was sleeping and she was found dead the next morning.
Amazing scar covering tattoos
Tattoos can be for healing
I may eventually do this with my elbow scar.
This post almost made me cry
it’s not a sunday unless you completely waste it then feel really sad around 8pm