July222014
zuriya:

noiselesspatientspider:

peaceful-moon:

laughing-trees:


In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.  For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done. The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.  But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes. The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.” Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia! NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.
vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
"noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.
this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.
Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.
(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)
Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.
Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.


This is some disgusting orientalistic bullshit, my god.

zuriya:

noiselesspatientspider:

peaceful-moon:

laughing-trees:

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.

  • vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
  • picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
  • made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
  • "noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.

this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.

Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.

(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)

Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.

Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.

This is some disgusting orientalistic bullshit, my god.

(Source: enigmatic-being, via fireandwonder)

12PM

mcgnarcal:

I always remember to bring my mini cow with me to the coffee shop for some fresh milk.

Attn: coffeedynamics

12PM

mcgnarcal:

I always remember to bring my mini cow with me to the coffee shop for some fresh milk.

12PM
12PM

overwhelmed-with-joy said: Are there wizards that have scientific jobs? Like are their wizards who become geologists or veterinarians?

dduane:

Wizards worldwide hold down every kind of employment imaginable. Any kind of work a nonwizard might do, you’ll sooner or later run into a wizard who’s doing it (assuming that you’re looking).

Because of wizardry’s strong scientific component, though, there are a lot of wizards who get into scientific backgrounds: people who like the feeling of being “on the continuum” both inside and outside of their work lives. My own headcanon (not yet solidified) suggests that there are probably a disproportionate number of wizards at ESA and NASA. (There are sure as hell a lot of Young Wizards fans there, to judge by my mailbag…)

My headcanon includes a veterinarian’s office staffed almost completely with wizards (& aware non-wizards). Can you imagine getting, instead of a sheet of paper with meds directions/things to watch for/etc, having a sheet ‘ripped’ out of a manual with wizardries re: monitoring various things to be monitored, how to make the meds taste not-awful while still working, keep track of blood levels of whatever-it-is, suppressing/reducing arthritis pain etc…? An early alert for assorted complications that might develop?

Yes, I have had geriatric cats.

And I think I want this more than star trek’s magic tricorders!

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July212014
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2PM

mcgnarcal:

Tiny Drunk Elephant helps me draw in my sketchbook (kind of)… #tinydrunkelephant #augdementedreality

July202014
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