Oct 21, 2014
@ 2:00 PM

djsckatzen:

what the fuck happened

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Oct 21, 2014
@ 11:00 AM

pkmntrainermadoka:

when ur friend starts liking something u rly like

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Oct 21, 2014
@ 8:00 AM
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Oct 20, 2014
@ 8:00 PM

Complete Video of the Group Hug - Miami

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Oct 20, 2014
@ 5:00 PM

dynamicafrica:

The Art of Hair as Adornment by Amira Ali.

In many African cultures, a woman’s hairstyle has often had varying social implications – mattering both socially and individually. Traditionally, in many African cultures, hair was usually dressed according to local culture complying with aesthetical standards. Beyond adornment and the aesthetics of identity, in cultural aspects hair has had a sacred element perceived as a substance with “supernatural power and spiritual import”.   

Often, cultural beauty, health and identity are intertwined - even in contemporary societies. In today’s highly globalized world deeply impacted by history, the politics of Black African hair, especially in western spaces, has many multi-layered social implications that can be both complex and deeply politicized. Outside of its traditional significance and the appreciation of beauty within whatever culture a specific hair style or type is standard, African women’s hair has and continues to be subject to shallow judgments and critique based on mainstream media’s Euro-centric standards of beauty that comes from the “ubiquity of whiteness”. Nevertheless, it seems that times are changing as a globally penetrating movement towards reclaiming one’s own authentic beauty continues to express itself through women in both Africa and the Diaspora. As adorning the head takes on the face of (re)claiming identity by purely wearing hair in its natural state of Afros and hair braided styles, the entire world is slowly having no option but to reframe their approach to the inherent beauty and diversity of black hair.

The tradition of braided hairstyles, predominantly in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Western African customs of hair grooming, date far back. “Depictions of women with cornrows have been found in Stone Age paintings in the Tassili Plateau of the Sahara that have been dated as far back as 3000 B.C.” History also reveals, “male styling with cornrows can be traced as far back as the early nineteenth century to Ethiopia, where warriors and kings such as Tewodros II and Yohannes IV were depicted wearing cornrows.”

Culturally, with its traditional significance, adorning the head implies more than merely a hairstyle of conevenience. Often pointing to the socio-economic status and characteristic of the wearer, as well as the link to the wearer’s culture, “the cultural significance and roots of braiding can be traced back to the African tribes. The braid patterns signify the tribe and help to identify the member of the tribe.“

Though many of us are unsure of the cultural significance and meanings of braided hairstyles today, and whilst many have been adapted to suit the styles and habits of women through time, customarily braid patterns or hairstyles illustrate “the significance of hair among various African cultures as an indicator of social status and religious function, a symbol of age and authority, a traditional aesthetic element or a statement of contemporary style, a substance with supernatural power and spiritual import, and an object of beauty and adornment”. In ancient Egypt, it is said that hair braiding was reserved for royalty and ceremonial rituals like weddings.

As braiding styles continue to gain popularity in the present, hair grooming, for the most part exposes modern age artistic designs that borrow from the past. In some African cities and parts of the Diaspora, though some of the cultural implications of hair such as braiding for ceremonial purposes such as weddings, and rites of passage rituals, patterns that signify ones ethnic group, and perhaps wealth and status, have been retained; for the most part, the traditional significance is less salient.

In the current trend, using synthetic or human hair, if possible, the wearer finds the most artistic braider or artisan of style that can sculpt a ‘do of the wearer’s choice. In general, sporting a braided style appears to be more of a fashion affirmation; while fashioning the body – physical appearance – is employed for self-expression and sole identity formation, with the exception of those who adorn themselves based on the conduct of a society, community or social group they belong to.  On the flip side, for some people of African descent residing in the Diaspora, braiding are considered as forms of “protesting standards of Eurocentric ideals of beauty, and both maintaining and retaining their links to Africa and African cultural traditions – claiming ancestral memory”.

No matter the meaning or purpose for how braids are worn, there is one universal that remains consistent in relation to hair braiding. The process of braiding offers a climate for the intimate exchanging of stories, and of bonding from one generation to the next, or between the worlds of the braider and client. It is symbolic to where women ritually share hushed or not so hushed stories in these spaces. In that way, hair has always had it’s own stories.

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Oct 20, 2014
@ 2:00 PM
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Oct 20, 2014
@ 11:00 AM

scenicroutes:

scenicroutes:

isn’t the real skeleton war simply the act of getting up every day and surviving in this world? your skeleton fights for you, every day

 

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Oct 20, 2014
@ 8:00 AM
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Oct 19, 2014
@ 11:27 PM

in case you have forgotten as my hiatus lengthens and progresses, i am the greatest person in the world and u all love me

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Oct 19, 2014
@ 11:15 PM
mikalhvi:

full-onrainstorm:

WHAT WOULD POSSES YOU TO LEAVE GOOGLE FOR BING

"Did you mean: Congratulations TRAITOR!" that’s fucking priceless.

mikalhvi:

full-onrainstorm:

WHAT WOULD POSSES YOU TO LEAVE GOOGLE FOR BING

"Did you mean: Congratulations TRAITOR!" that’s fucking priceless.

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Oct 19, 2014
@ 8:00 PM

goofle:

She wears short skirts I wear t-shirts and we’re both getting sent home from school because its distracting to boys apparently

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Oct 19, 2014
@ 5:00 PM

wheezytumblr:

There are plenty of life hack videos out there, but what about for people who want to make their life worse?

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Oct 19, 2014
@ 2:00 PM
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Oct 19, 2014
@ 11:00 AM
winterssmolder:

ultimate jams: the softest of white boy rock from the late 90’s and early 00’s [alternately: super cliche songs that everyone loves]
slide| goo goo dolls; meet virginia| train; push| matchbox 20; chariot| gavin degraw; bigger than my body| john mayer; save tonight| eagle eye cherry; collide| howie day; true| ryan cabrera, i don’t want to be| gavin degraw; meant to live| switchfoot; drive| incubus; fly away| lenny kravitz; everything you want| vertical horizon; in too deep| vertical horizon; i miss you| blink 182; she’s so high| tal bachman; absolutely (story of a girl)| nine days; smells like teen spirit| nirvana; steady, as she goes| the raconteurs; lonely no more| rob thomas; when it’s over| sugar ray; it’s not ever tonight| maroon 5; drops of jupiter| train; iris| goo goo dolls; 1979| the smashing pumpkins; chasing cars| snow patrol; wonderwall| oasis; closing time| semisonic

winterssmolder:

ultimate jams: the softest of white boy rock from the late 90’s and early 00’s 
[alternately: super cliche songs that everyone loves]

slide| goo goo dolls; meet virginia| train; push| matchbox 20; chariot| gavin degraw; bigger than my body| john mayer; save tonight| eagle eye cherry; collide| howie day; true| ryan cabrera, i don’t want to be| gavin degraw; meant to live| switchfoot; drive| incubus; fly away| lenny kravitz; everything you want| vertical horizon; in too deep| vertical horizon; i miss you| blink 182; she’s so high| tal bachman; absolutely (story of a girl)| nine days; smells like teen spirit| nirvana; steady, as she goes| the raconteurs; lonely no more| rob thomas; when it’s over| sugar ray; it’s not ever tonight| maroon 5; drops of jupiter| train; iris| goo goo dolls; 1979| the smashing pumpkins; chasing cars| snow patrol; wonderwall| oasis; closing time| semisonic

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Oct 19, 2014
@ 8:00 AM
navalenigma:

Aggressively southern gay

navalenigma:

Aggressively southern gay

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