ursulavernon

The male teacock’s extravagant handles evolved to attract the attention of the drabber-colored teahen. The males with the largest, glossiest, and most brilliantly colored handles will attract a small harem of females. Males compete only by display, and will not engage in actual battle for fear of chipping. 
The downside to the spectacular display by the males is that lugging around such a weight of crockery makes them more vulnerable to predators, particularly the aquatic crockpotodile, the teacock’s chief predator. - Ursula Vernon

The male teacock’s extravagant handles evolved to attract the attention of the drabber-colored teahen. The males with the largest, glossiest, and most brilliantly colored handles will attract a small harem of females. Males compete only by display, and will not engage in actual battle for fear of chipping. 

The downside to the spectacular display by the males is that lugging around such a weight of crockery makes them more vulnerable to predators, particularly the aquatic crockpotodile, the teacock’s chief predator. - Ursula Vernon

kellyclowers

alanralph:

I have no idea who or what ‘Bojack Horseman’ is, but I am now heartily sick and tired of seeing both him and Netflix UK repeatedly showing up on my dashboard several times a day.

Just checked my Tumblr preferences - quelle surprise, they’ve removed the option to turn off…

These are promoted posts, inserted into your dashboard periodically. Or in Netflix UK’s case, too bloody often!

Alas, I’m stuck with them because I’m using the Tumblr app on my iPad.

Promoted Posts

I have no idea who or what ‘Bojack Horseman’ is, but I am now heartily sick and tired of seeing both him and Netflix UK repeatedly showing up on my dashboard several times a day.

Just checked my Tumblr preferences - quelle surprise, they’ve removed the option to turn off Promoted Posts.

You know what might get me interested in watching and/or subscribing? Actually recommendations from people I know. So far, I’ve heard squat-all about Mr Horseman, other than these promoted posts. Just thought I’d point that out.

kellyclowers

auroralynne:

the-fury-of-a-spooky-lord:

ferrific:

cactusrabbit:

literaryvice432:

kushitekalkulus:

COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS

Not to diss on European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek or Norse. Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or even really the mythologies and beliefs of native peoples? 

(Pssst from what group are these deities from?)

The Yoruba of western Africa.

i don’t have many forever reblogs

but this one is

I know right? Here in Brazil I know a LOT of people that are crazy about Greek, Norse and Japanese mythology, but forget about the African and Brazilian ones. I must say, Brazilian myths are richer than most countries’, my sister and I catalogued over 70 myths and counting! We’ll illustrate all of them :D

kellyclowers

blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.