Mekatilili Wa Menza (Makatilili)
Art by Cassaundra A Sloan (tumblr)
By 1913, British occupation of coastal Kenya had led to a colonial hut tax. Non-payment of the tax resulted in forced labor in British owned sisal and rubber plantations. Mekatilili stood against the British and the corrupt headmen who supported these policies. A skilled orator, she travelled from village to village to round up support for rebellion. To spread her message, Mekatilili also danced kifudu, a sacred funeral dance, at her public meetings.
Mekatilili was arrested by the British and exiled hundreds of miles away. Five years later, she returned to her native area where she continued to oppose the imposition of colonial policies and ordinances.
If Gaius Baltar kept a journal, every entry would read like Bones McCoy working as an undercover agent.
"Day 6: I told ‘found’ a cylon agent and now they think I’m a cyberbionics expert."
metafloor answered: tommy wiseau
go sit in the corner and think about what you just did
oh man. definitely Tommy Wiseau.
do you ever think about the judges for the triwizard tournament trying to figure out who to kidnap for the second task
like they’re all just sitting in dumbledore’s office and karkaroff goes “well word on the street says that krum has a crush on that granger girl”
"damn," says dumbledore, "I wanted harry to rescue her. well, what about the delightful miss chang?"
"no," says bagman, "we’ve got her down for diggory"
"stop sinking my ships," says dumbledore
They picked their Yuleball dates. Except for Fleur and Harry, who ditched their dates. Fleur, they found someone else and Harry…
…well, he’s always with that Ron kid, yanno?
went to a local con as moral support for my friend dead-koi (and to buy her Majora’s Mask print) The con’s a couple years old but I’ve never been to it. I was surprised, there were a good amount of people and cosplays. And also a wrestler that had the table next to ours.
THESE ARE MY FRANDS.
This is my hometown. Nerdiness really took off there. We’ve got a con and everything.
Lee Adama has realized that he can justify anything by appending “and if we don’t do this, we’re no different from the cylons.”
How the performers Maddie and Tae are fighting back against sexist depictions of women in country music: http://nyr.kr/1Adj9Rd
“Save for Kacey Musgraves—the twenty-five-year-old singer-songwriter who is critically lauded, widely respected, but criminally underplayed on the radio—the people doing the talking have been mostly established acts, and mostly men. ‘Girl in a Country Song’ sounds awfully cheery for a protest song, but it is possible to be savvy and brave at the same time.”
Still from “Meet Maddie and Tae.”
THIS. A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.
imasupermuteant said: Did you see that one video with the girl and the little boy in the apocalypse?
I did. I thought they had done it for a video game or something. Music videos are so intense.