Take a moment to think about this.
Baelfire watched a movie that revolved around a mandatory war draft against invading forces that a brave woman entered to avoid HER CRIPPLED FATHER from being in it (AGAIN) and he liked it.
reblog for that deep thought :)
The Etruscans were an early Italian peoples. They begin to emerge in the 8th century BC and have their heyday in the 7th and 6th centuries. Their’s was an urban civilisation; while the rest of Italy were living in villages, the Etruscans alone had towns. These had enclosing walls, gates and temples built of stone.
They consisted of a confederation of “city-states” with magistrates. Materially and technologically they were advanced compared to their neighbours in the rest of Italy. They practiced draining and irrigation. They built shaft and tunnels to access metal ore deposits.
Etruscan religion was one of books, sacred books of prophets- the chief of whom was Tages. He laid down the rules concerning ritual and prescribing the life of states and men, the interpretation of the weather, the art of reading entrails and the knowledge of conducting dead men safely to the afterlife. Their religion was highly ritualised. One of object, the famous bronze liver of Piacenza, seems to be a reference guide to reading the liver’s of sacrificed beasts with different bits referring to different gods.
They under a Triad of gods; Tinia (Jupiter), Uni (Juno) and Menrva (Minerva), they developed a pantheon of gods similar to the Greeks. These included Voltumna/Vertummus (the first of the gods of Etruria according to Varro), Turan (Aphrodite), Fufluns (Dionysos), Turms (Hermes), Sethlans (Hephaestus), Hercle (Herakles), Maris (Ares) and Nethuns (Neptune).
They believed in an afterlife. On one hand there was a beautiful paradise full of coolness, music and banquets, on the other their was a “hell” full of melancholy, grief, torture and suffering. In this hell ruled two monstrous spirits- Charun (Charon) and Tuchulcha (Hades). These two gods were appeased by the blood of combatants (perhaps a precursor to Roman gladiatorial contests).
Their art was much influenced by Hellenism, like their religion. They produced sculptures (in the round, bas relief, statuettes, tripods, and sarcophagi). They developed a skill for modelling in clay and firing large scale works, particularly of note are large terra cotta sarcophagi depicting the decased. They painted their tombs with frescos, most notably at Terquinii. These survive today and are incredibly important as they are a reflection of “the great archaic painting, lost in Greece”.
It was the Etruscan civilisation, along with the Greeks that influenced an early Rome. During the 4th to the 1st century BC they gradually yielded to Rome’s growing power.
”This was an ad made by bodyshop. But Barbie INC. found out about it and now it’s banned. Repost if you think this ad deserves to be seen.”
This is beautiful. Oh. My. God.
EDIIT: Just found this about it:
The late Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, wrote in 2001:
In 1998, The Body Shop debuted its self-esteem campaign, featuring the generously proportioned doll we dubbed “Ruby.” … …
Ruby was a fun idea, but she carried a serious message. She was intended to challenge stereotypes of beauty and counter the pervasive influence of the cosmetics industry, of which we understood we were a part. Perhaps more than we had even hoped, Ruby kick-started a worldwide debate about body image and self-esteem.
But Ruby was not universally loved. In the United States, the toy company Mattel sent us a cease-and-desist order, demanding we pull the images of Ruby from American shop windows. Their reason: Ruby was making Barbie look bad, presumably by mocking the plastic twig-like bestseller (Barbie dolls sell at a rate of two per second; it’s hard to see how our Ruby could have done any meaningful damage.) I was ecstatic that Mattel thought Ruby was insulting to Barbie — the idea of one inanimate piece of molded plastic hurting another’s feelings was absolutely mind-blowing.
Don’t usually re-blog things but this is amazing!
I have a blog dedicated to re-blogging things, and this is amazing!
( COME LITTLE CHILDREN ) ; a collection of haunting lullabies
tracklisting: 001. Sweet Dreams - Emily Browning 002. Come Away To The Water - Maroon 5 & Rozzi Crane 003. Come Little Children - Erutan 004. Davy Jones - Hans Zimmer 005. Sleep Baby Sleep - Sleepstalker 006. Ghost Children - Bruno Coulais & Helena Breschand 007. The Sandman - The Chemical Brothers 008. Alice -Cocteau Twins 009. She Reminds Me Of You - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross 010. Pan’s Labyrinth Lullaby - Javier Navarrete 011. Devil’s Water (Reprise) - Rennie Foster
i have fucking HAD IT.
you see this, you cunts?
it’s stupid. and it’s fucking annoying.
you’re guilt-tripping people into agreeing with you
this means they might not actually fucking agree with you. it just means they most likely don’t want to feel like a piece of shit for not reblogging a post on the fucking internet.
Not to mention its so fucking pretentious.
Who gives a shit what you think, we’re literally all nerds using the same website, how are you better than anyone else. If you’re judging me for not reblogging a post, I’m judging you for taking yourself too goddamn seriously.
Fucking thank you. I’m sick of seeing those statements on my dash. I don’t give two shits whether or not you want to judge me for not reblogging something. It’s my f’ing blog, I choose what to put there. You don’t like it? Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
I usally just giggle at those messages. They remind me of “If you don’t reblog this you will be cursed” sort of vein… which, let’s face it… I first was highly skeptical of being cursed for not rebloggling, and now I know I won’t.
Unless they swear at me. Which hasn’t happened yet.