Ready for the cold, and the season’s first snowball!
Awww Hazel! You are so talented!
This kit has something VERY IMPORTANT to say.
I PROMISE I’LL SEND AS MANY AS I CAN!
THIS SHIT HAS GOT A SUBMIT LIMIT JUST WAIT FOR YOUR TOM BECAUSE IT SHALL COME TO YOUR ASK BOX SOMEDAY
BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU’VE GOT YOUR SUBMIT BOX OPEN BECAUSE IF NOT I CAN’T SEND IT TO YOU!
I would love a Tom and I will love you forever
Yeah! Thank you, i’m so forgetful! :) Thanks so much!
I have never laughed so hard at a cat video in my life
Icelandic descendants of Vikings singing a hymn in a German train station. They totally need to be on the next Thor soundtrack.
Oh man oh man oh man. 6 guys, and it FILLS THE SPACE. Luck of the architecture - and they know how to pull it off. Nothing is easy making vocal music in a space not built for it. I want to do this kind of thing - randomly perform multipart harmony in public spaces.
And it reminds me of Bjork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiN_YTyaNtI
My god this is beautiful.
Oh my god, the bass voice is superb.
This makes me feel so many things. Gods, it’s gorgeous and so evocative and wow. I need to find out what hymn this is.
It’s Hear, Heavenly Creator (I don’t know how that’s spelled in Icelandic, and I don’t have the characters on my keyboard for the letters anyway haha).
It’s… old as balls. Like 11th century old.
This is stunning.
I actually have goosebumps, oh my goodness
Reblogging because gorgeous but also to comment once again that only the words are old as balls. The musical setting is modern.
At the Thor Dark World premiere! 30 more minutes, so excited!
Andere context misschien, maar toch.
The more it changes, the more it remains the same.
This is disgusting.
Idk if my followers know the context so:
The Zwarte Piet discussion has been going on for a long time but it feels like this year it’s been dragged into the mainstream more and more (Zwarte Piet = part of our winter holiday celebrations, white peeps dressing up in a blackface caricature, an old white men brings a boat full of people dressed as black slaves into the Netherlands… it’s truly awful and people refuse to put Piet into context and acknowledge his racist apparition).
Dutch people are apparently so threatened by the idea of having to confront their own racism that they are fighting tooth and nail to keep Piet (with many gems such as: seeing a black caricature in this obvious Golliwog-like caricature makes you racist!). Even the UN got in though people misunderstand this: the Netherlands asked the UN to evaluate the Sinterklaas festivities because we want to put it on a list of ‘cultural heritage’. One researcher of the UN (Verene Shepherd, a black woman who is now being called horrible racist and misogynist slurs by people here) came right out and said she felt Piet is racist. A few weeks ago there was a meet up at the Malieveld above in which people protested against… what exactly? They protested against the idea of having to change one aspect of their holiday.
The woman in the photo above was there as well protesting the UN. She wasn’t there for Piet, she protested the UN paying so much attention to a smaller issue like Zwarte Piet while they are completely ignoring the massacres of Papuan people by the Indonesian government.
Because she is black, and because she was holding a flag (the flag of Papua New Guinea) people assumed that she was there to protest against Piet. People (in blackface as you can see) started crowding around her, shouting abuse at her, and eventually physically attacking her.
The photographer of the picture above wanted to remain neutral but eventually had to start pulling people off of her.
Because nothing says “the tradition we’re fighting for is not racist at all” like violently attacking a black woman who wasn’t even protesting against you.