i want a bf :/
and by bf i mean Benjamin Franklin as in a 100 dollar bill
I want to be spoiled but I also feel extremely guilty when people use money on me
doctor who + text posts
my anaconda don’t want none
unless you DEFEAT THE HUNS, SON
I found my old Sailor Moon wig and accessoires while clearing out my closet and just had to try it on ^^
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.
I was never taught this. In fact, by the time I entered an integrated school setting, the Egyptian portion of history was usually brief and skipped until the Roman Empire entered the story.
Okay, I love all of this on the statues, but I still need to point one thing out: We have no idea what Cleopatra looked like. But we do know that
the odds of her being purely Egyptian or having very dark skin is unlikely. Now, I don’t know if people just aren’t taught this, or choose to overlook it for social justice arguments… But Egypt was ruled by Egyptian Pharaohs until a Greek, Alexander the Great, conquered a shit load of land, including Egypt. After his death around 300 B.C one of his generals, also a Greek man, was passed down control of Egypt and started the Ptolemaic dynasty. When he took the throne, he decided to adopt Egyptian customs for royalty, one of which was that the King was a god reincarnate, and being such had to keep his bloodline pure. Which meant intermarriage, or you know, marrying your sister and such. Of course over 200 and something years that pure Greek bloodline was unlikely to exist, but the Greek blood was bound to be fairly prominent still.
So, based on what we know about Cleopatra’s lineage, odds are she was mostly Greek, likely with a little mixed blood. But considering we don’t know for sure, portraying her as white in the media is just as accurate as portraying her as black. Portraying an Egyptian queen from another dynasty, like Nefertiti, as white would most definitely be whitewashing history and be completely unacceptable.
how game of thrones should end
#khal drogo just #descends from the heavens #on a flaming stallion #punches everyone in the face #and sits his fine dothraki ass down on the iron throne #until daenerys shows up #then he stands #dusts the seat off a bit #and steps aside for his khalessi
forgive and forget?? haha no resent and remember