'No!' said Thorin. 'There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell!’
i am not patient, i can’t wait
People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?
Perri: It’s sad but true, so many people don’t believe it. :(
Yup and if you ask the average American they will automatically say The Middle East…
Look at their lips!
This man up there favors my great great granddaddy (I’m of African descent, just so you all know)
EYES, NOSE—LIPS AGAIN.
IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD TO GRASP.
Remember, around the time white people became obsessed with Egypt and began romanticizing its history, they still were allowed to openly hate POC. They refuse to believe that so much power, grace, and beauty could come from people they despised(read: were jealous of).
It’s all just a superiority complex to mask their innate insecurity. It’s why they happily lump Egypt in with the Middle East and completely erase Black Egypt from the picture and instead focus on Arab Egypt.
It’s also why they have taken to dividing Africa into North Africa and “Sub-Saharan Africa” as if everything that is not of the “exotic desert” is inferior and savage.
Taxonomy and classism are just a few of white people’s favorite things to do to make themselves feel like they run shit.
The term “middle east” didn’t even exist before the 1960s.
Bless this fucking post you have no idea the shit I had to go through as a child when I told them I was from Egypt. They’d be like “but you’re black” or the most ignorant of them all would say “Egypt is not a part of Africa, because Africa is full of black people.” I literally got into fights with people about this.
I NEEDED TO REBLOG THIS
…………………are you serious? Like… are yall forreal? I mean of course yall are forreal but HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE.
Hey y’all, I’m a historian: another reason for people forgetting that the ancient Egyptians were standard Africans is because Egypt came to be governed by Macedonians and Greeks around 310 BCE, with the reign of Ptolemy I following the campaigns of Alexander the Great. Alexander, and Ptolemy for that matter, were from modern day Bulgaria (i.e. Macedon), and Ptolemy married a woman of the same ethnicity as he, thus beginning the Ptolemeic dynasty in Egypt that would last until the reign of Cleopatra VII circa 30 BCE when Rome expanded into Egypt (see anything regarding Octavius/Caesar Augustus or Antony and Cleopatra for more). The Ptolemeic rulers picked up the tradition of marrying one’s sibling, and as such kept the ethnicity of the ruling family, the most visible family, more European than African. There was some marrying out for political reasons, but by and large this was to other Hellenistic kingdoms that existed in what once was Alexander the Great’s empire, and as such all these marriage alliances were with ethnically European stock.
At the same time, the Ptolemies brought in Grecian and Macedonian scribes and generals and basically a whole flipping fleet of European nobles who gradually replaced the native Egyptian nobles, though its likely there remained some native Egyptians in positions of power for some years. This is why people forget that Ancient Egyptians were actually POCs - the cultural memory of most everyone who doesn’t look into history beyond the high school text books involves European or Middle Eastern (at best) Egyptians. This did not stop anything racist from eventually occurring but that was mostly due to the fact that both the Greeks and the Romans saw anything that wasn’t them as barbaric.
TL;DR: Egypt was ruled by ethnically European people for way too long (according to “important” stuff like the Roman Empire) for people to remember to write down that it wasn’t always that way in high school text books.
"How large is the universe?"
"Like 1.4 hella"
Ori the dwarf
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Countdown
14 Days to go!
Fem!Ori - Katsucon 2014
Made and modelled by me
Photography by Lazy Cat Photography
I’d been dreaming about getting winter snow pictures of this cosplay since way back in May when I first started working on it for a summer convention. And while the big Katsu snowstorm made me almost a full day late for the con, I forgive it entirely for letting me take these amazing photos with Karina!! They turned out totally Erebor-tastic! Outside in the snow is the perfect place for Ori to read her favorite books and practice her aim at icicles~!
~ Topper Toys, 1968
via Duke University Library
(click to enlarge)
“She doesn’t wear love beads. She wears shoes. She even washes regularly. She gets more fun out of being a cook than a kook.”
Found this in my gpoy tag. Bringing it back
I had a vanity set when I was about 3 or 4 putting this in the ballpark time wise. I’ll have to look at the old Christmas pictures. I also received a fancy red dress up skirt and shawl courtesy of Mrs. Claus, aka Mom, that year.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | S01E01 A Scandal in Bohemia
"She gave me a sovereign… I shall wear it on my watch chain in memory of the occasion."
requested by nikocchi
Bilbo knelt on one knee filled with sorrow. “Farewell King under the Mountain!” he said. “This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils - that has been more than any Baggins deserves”
by stefano moro van wyk for madame germany march 2014
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
This is badass ♥