Typical Doohickey

Apr 23

grlgang:

pimpunderthemountain:

vriska:

spookyroxi:

treatboss:

THIS INSTRUMENT IS CALLED THE KALIMBA. THIS IS FATE.

holy shit

this is the best kalimba playing i’ve ever seen EVER

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A KALIMBA LOOKED LIKE UNTIL JUST THIS SECOND IM BLOWN AWAY

I had one of these growing up and I was such shit at it I literally have never heard one used for anything other than plonky, labored renditions of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ in my living room. This is gorgeous.

I feel that things like this are posted so often with no historical information and I think that’s pretty damaging even if it’s unintentional. It just contributes to the erasure of non-western societies and their cultures.
The Kalimba is an African instrument common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and it’s also known as the “sansa” and “mbira”. It was typically played while walking by traveling “griots” who keep the history of the tribe or village and for entertainment purposese. And get this: the wood or bamboo-tiled instruments were first invented 3000 years ago! And the metal-tiled ones appeared in the Zambezi River Valley 1,300 years ago. There’s so much history behind this instrument and it’s an injustice to the those whose culture it originates from to post about it and never once mention them. Anyway this is just tiny bit of the history I felt like adding from the wiki page, and the entire thing it very interesting so I’d encourage you to read it all!

Apr 22

oathkeeping:

PLAYSTATION 4

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FINAL FANTASY 15

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KINGDOM HEARTS 3

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money.

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Kingdom Hearts 3!

Apr 22
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Apr 22

Language Difficulty Ranking | Effective Language Learning →

languagevillage:

This is an interesting (and not uncontroversial) take on the “How hard is it to learn ____?" view of language.

Apr 22
yofryman:

"Hey D.W., why doncha shut your friggin’ trap before I find a way to do it, heh heh!"

Something to make your day.

fall-children

yofryman:

"Hey D.W., why doncha shut your friggin’ trap before I find a way to do it, heh heh!"

Something to make your day. fall-children
Apr 21
hitfix:

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the this magical moment  

hitfix:

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the this magical moment  

Apr 21
Apr 21

ishouldnotbearousedbythis:

lmao-okay-no:

aclumsywaytofallinlove:

THIS 

this is my life 

What is this guys name ??

Um, I’m not a detective, but something tells me it might be Daniel Simonsen.

Apr 21

http://transfurby.tumblr.com/post/82724074222/i-hate-going-to-the-gsa-club-at-my-school-because →

transfurby:

i hate going to the gsa club at my school because its filled with allies that have no idea what theyre saying

the ‘leaders’ are 2 white cishet seniors and i had a discussion with them where they actually said that the a in lgbtqia stands for ally but i corrected them THEN they tried to say that…

I talked to them today about this; I told them that the A stands for asexual/agender. One of them replied that allies should have an acronym in LGBTQIA. I explained to them calmly that, them being cisgender and heterosexual, they are only allies who aren’t any of the letters in LGBTQIA. I hope they got the message. On another note, I sent an email to the teacher involved in the school newspaper requesting for a piece on the GSA. I hope I’ll have enough confidence to speak to the reporters instead of the two leaders being the only ones. It’s certainly my responsibility to prevent misinformation.
Apr 21
cadney:

brad-t and I ♡inspired by this photo

cadney:

brad-t and I ♡
inspired by this photo

Apr 21
draconiswormwood:

Describes me perfectly.

draconiswormwood:

Describes me perfectly.