pinoy-culture:

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Pinoy-Culture blog! :D
It has been a good two years since the blog started back on March 22, 2012.
Throughout the last two years of running this blog I have learned new things not just from my own research but from others. I have also met some of the most awesome kababayans on here, some whom I have also personally met and some I still would love to.
The blog has grown and gained so many followers both Pilipin@ and those who aren’t but who are interested in our diverse culture and history. I hope the blog has made it a resource for those who want to learn more about our cultures and history and who we are as a people.
I thank each and every one of my followers both old and new for all your support and I look forward for another year of running this blog.
Now onto the real announcement. :)
As a thanks for all your support and to celebrate the blogs 2nd anniversary I am doing a giveaway to 3 lucky followers.
Each winner will receive one of the following Pilipin@/Pilipin@-American books of their choice.
- Filipino Tattoos: From Ancient to Modern by Lane Wilcken - The Forgotten Children of Maui by Lane Wilcken
- Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous by Leny Mendoza Strobel
- Way of the Ancient Healer by Virgil Apostol.
- Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory by S. Lily Mendoza and Leny Mendoza Strobel
 It doesn’t matter what book you choose and if 2 or say all 3 winners choose the same book to receive, they will all receive the same book.
Now how can you enter?
1.) You must be following the Pinoy-Culture blog. Anyone who starts following the blog after this post will not be qualified for the giveaway.
2.) You must reblog this post onto your main blog, no side blogs. You can reblog this post as many times as you like to try to increase your chances of winning.
3.) All winners must have a valid mailing address so I can send the book. No, P.O. boxes. All personal information will be kept confidential and private.
4.) You must reply back to me within a week after I post the winners of the giveaway on April 30. I will be both making the announcement and sending a notification to each winner. If you don’t reply back I will randomly choose another winner.
5.) Unfortunately, due to Amazon sometimes limiting international shipping in some countries for some products, at the moment only those residing in the U.S. will be able to receive the package. If anyone knows a way around this, seeing as far as I know they can’t ship the books outside the U.S., do let me know. As for right now though only U.S. residents are eligible for this giveaway.
And thats about it. Again the giveaway will end on April 30 at 10pm EDT. The winners will be randomly select ed and announced the following day on May 1.
Good luck! :)

pinoy-culture:

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Pinoy-Culture blog! :D

It has been a good two years since the blog started back on March 22, 2012.

Throughout the last two years of running this blog I have learned new things not just from my own research but from others. I have also met some of the most awesome kababayans on here, some whom I have also personally met and some I still would love to.

The blog has grown and gained so many followers both Pilipin@ and those who aren’t but who are interested in our diverse culture and history. I hope the blog has made it a resource for those who want to learn more about our cultures and history and who we are as a people.

I thank each and every one of my followers both old and new for all your support and I look forward for another year of running this blog.

Now onto the real announcement. :)

As a thanks for all your support and to celebrate the blogs 2nd anniversary I am doing a giveaway to 3 lucky followers.

Each winner will receive one of the following Pilipin@/Pilipin@-American books of their choice.

- Filipino Tattoos: From Ancient to Modern by Lane Wilcken

- The Forgotten Children of Maui by Lane Wilcken

- Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous by Leny Mendoza Strobel

- Way of the Ancient Healer by Virgil Apostol.

- Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory by S. Lily Mendoza and Leny Mendoza Strobel


It doesn’t matter what book you choose and if 2 or say all 3 winners choose the same book to receive, they will all receive the same book.

Now how can you enter?

1.) You must be following the Pinoy-Culture blog. Anyone who starts following the blog after this post will not be qualified for the giveaway.

2.) You must reblog this post onto your main blog, no side blogs. You can reblog this post as many times as you like to try to increase your chances of winning.

3.) All winners must have a valid mailing address so I can send the book. No, P.O. boxes. All personal information will be kept confidential and private.

4.) You must reply back to me within a week after I post the winners of the giveaway on April 30. I will be both making the announcement and sending a notification to each winner. If you don’t reply back I will randomly choose another winner.

5.) Unfortunately, due to Amazon sometimes limiting international shipping in some countries for some products, at the moment only those residing in the U.S. will be able to receive the package. If anyone knows a way around this, seeing as far as I know they can’t ship the books outside the U.S., do let me know. As for right now though only U.S. residents are eligible for this giveaway.

And thats about it. Again the giveaway will end on April 30 at 10pm EDT. The winners will be randomly select ed and announced the following day on May 1.

Good luck! :)

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islandofmisfitbloggers:

Hettienne Park (Beverly Katz) made a wonderful post about her views on Beverly’s death and the hate that has been directed at Bryan Fuller because of it. 
You can read it here. I strongly encourage everyone to. 

"On the other hand, I also felt like that was sort of akin to relegating a female cop to a desk job rather than sending her out into the field. Isn’t that sort of perpetuating the notion that women are the weaker sex?"
Please read.

revnickie:

islandofmisfitbloggers:

Hettienne Park (Beverly Katz) made a wonderful post about her views on Beverly’s death and the hate that has been directed at Bryan Fuller because of it. 

You can read it here. I strongly encourage everyone to. 

"On the other hand, I also felt like that was sort of akin to relegating a female cop to a desk job rather than sending her out into the field. Isn’t that sort of perpetuating the notion that women are the weaker sex?"

Please read.

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Sophie Turner for Tatler UK (April 2014)

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hemipelagicdredger:

isabellab4:

sizvideos:

TL;DR : Watch this incredible story in video

This is amazing… I do hope he ate one of the penguins she brought him… just to be polite…

The leopard seal probably read the human as a baby seal — I guess the size and way of swimming are just about right…

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"

Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

"

Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)

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filiabelialis:

everythinglordoftherings:

This better be my cake

This is an awesome idea. Although I’d also be tempted to make all the lesser rings of power as a batch of cupcakes, and give them to my friends. 
…But they would be all of them decieved, for another cupcake would be made. 
In my apartment, in the fires of my oven, I will bake in secret a Master Cupcake to control all the others. And into this cupcake I will pour my flour, my sugar, and my will to dominate all confections. 

filiabelialis:

everythinglordoftherings:

This better be my cake

This is an awesome idea. Although I’d also be tempted to make all the lesser rings of power as a batch of cupcakes, and give them to my friends. 

But they would be all of them decieved, for another cupcake would be made. 

In my apartment, in the fires of my oven, I will bake in secret a Master Cupcake to control all the others. And into this cupcake I will pour my flour, my sugar, and my will to dominate all confections. 

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redthreadedcostumes:

fripperiesandfobs:

Costume designed by Hortense Guillemard for Beatrice Agenin in the 1982 production of Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream

From the Centre National du Costume de Scene

I want to know how they made that encrusted pattern. Wow. And Life is a Dream, yessss.

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visitheworld:

St. James’s Park, the oldest of the Royal Parks of London / England (by vanto5).

visitheworld:

St. James’s Park, the oldest of the Royal Parks of London / England (by vanto5).

williamshakespearethings:

This blog just hit 1000 followers, as a celebration of my Shakespeare-lovin’ followers I decided to do a giveaway.

You should know:

  • I chose low costing items because this is legit, and I am a poor college student
  • I own the Filthy Shakespeare book and it will be sent from me
  • The Shakespeare Action figure will be purchased on Amazon.com and sent to you.
  • The Insult Magnets will be purchased from ShakespearesGlobe.com and sent to you.

Rules:

  • Must be following the blog WilliamShakespeareThings
  • Likes will not be counted, Reblogs only
  • You can reblog as many times as you desire
  • Must have your Ask open so that I can tell you if you are the winner

This giveaway will end on 3/26/2014, exactly one month from today.

1st place gets first choice and so on.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Those magnets are fabulous, as are the other items.

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ex0skeletal:

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These look to me like something Bryan Fuller and/or the Hannibal design team might draw inspiration from.

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littlegoldhorse:

Edwardian dress ca.1905
French
Silk.

littlegoldhorse:

Edwardian dress ca.1905

French

Silk.

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Miss Mills, do you think I look out of place in this century?

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Regions of Chile.

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