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Járnborg at Viking Days 2014 at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard, Washington, part 3.

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Almost there… Just gotta finish some cleaning items (forgot a window, need to wipe down fridge, and very importantly finish the vacuuming that would have been done tonight if the filter didn’t need cleaning again. D: The vacuum simply won’t run until it’s clean enough. I should have given it a clean before the move so it’d be in tip-top shape but I totally forgot about that function since it doesn’t happen often). We’ll be doing those tomorrow. For now, we are both in pain and just want to not be… in pain. :V

But hey, we’re in a real apartment now and we have a lovely view from the bedroom window, and the woods there has all sorts of creatures in it so it sounds nice all the time. Well, right now it’s cicadas in the day and crickets at night, mostly, but I did hear a dog or something howling when an ambulance passed (it didn’t sound like a usual dog howl though. It was all, “Ow-Ow-OWWOOOOoooooo! Ow-Ow-OWWWOOOOooooo” not “AWRRROO” or “AOOOOWWWRR” or whatever dogs tend to do) earlier today, and some very angry squirrel (we think?) in the evening.

Also a side effect of being near a woods means that there was already a horrible spider in the room, but Uschi immediately went to chase it down and then had no idea what to do with it. She may have removed one of its legs? Milo caught it and put it outside. Hopefully Uschi will continue to protect me from the horrible spiders. D:

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mama-germany:

I think it’s really very sad that we live in such an entitled society that precautions, safety measures, and common sense are seen as victim blaming.

Yeah, well, I think it’s pretty fucking sad that we live in such an entitled society that perpetrators of vile acts are scarcely blamed for their actions because it’s actually allowed that somehow, it’s the wholly victim’s fault in any case.

And that we live in such a callous and self-important society that people fail to have any empathy or compassion whatsoever for another person. You know, I’d rather have believed someone who later turned out a liar than mistrust everyone, because I would prefer not shitting on someone should they have been telling the truth. It’s not like I’ve never been duped by anyone before either— Just I’ve found it’s far better for me and most interactions to put a little trust forth and give the benefit of the doubt. 

But, you know, most importantly, that one would dare try to shift the focus from the criminal and insist that somehow the victim should have just magically prevented this is a vile attitude as well as the proper illustration for entitlement here.

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yarrahs-life:

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thehereticpharaoh:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

They referred to themselves, not as ”Egyptians” (a Greek term) , but as ”Kemmui’’, meaning, ”the blacks”.
The country itself they called, Kemet, or black nation.
'Kem' is the term for black in the ancient Egyptian language. It is represented in hieroglyphs by a stick charred at both ends.”
"km.t, the name of Ancient Egypt in Egyptian; Egypt (Coptic: Kemi)
r n km.t, the native term for the Egyptian language
(Ref: The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vols 1&2, E.A. Budge, Dover.) 
Note: words inside brackets are the determinatives or word classifiers along with their English meanings.
Kem, kame, kmi, kmem, kmom = to be black 
Kememu = Black people (Ancient Egyptians) in both Ancient and modern Egyptian (Kmemou).
Kem [khet][wood] = extremely black, jet-black
Kemet = any black thing. Note: “t” is silent - pronounced Kemé
Kemet [nu][community, settlement, nation] = Black nation = Ancient Egypt.  
Kemet [Romé][people] = Black people. Ancient Egyptians. 
Kemit [Shoit][books] = Black books, Ancient Egyptian literature.  
Kem wer [miri][large body of water] = The Great Black sea (The Red sea). This sea is neither black nor red, this is in reference to which nation, Black or Red, at a particular time, controlled this body of water. 
Kemi fer = Black double house; seat of government. Note: by reference to Wolof again, we know that to make a plural of per or house, the “p” becomes an “f” or fer. Thus fero=great houses (double), it is not pero as Budge writes.
In Ancient Egyptian, the ordinary adjective always follows the noun it modifies, whereas a sanctified adjective usually comes before its noun.  The sanctified adjectives are:
Kem —  Black
Suten -  Royal
Nter —-  Holy, Sacred
Examples:
Kem ti = Black image, sacred image : ti oubash = white image  
Kem ho = Black face/title of a god   : ho oubash = white face  
Kem ta = Black land, holy land        : Ta deshret = Red land (also; Ta Sett) 
This rule does not apply when Black is used as a noun-adjective of nationality:  
Hompt Kemet = copper of Black; Egyptian copper :  Hompt Sett = copper of the Red nations; Asiatic copper  
Ro in Kemet (page 416a) = speech of Black; mute ro n Kemet = word of the mouth of Black; the Egyptian language
Kemet Deshret = Black and Red; good and evil; fertile and barren, etc.; Duality  
Deshretu (page 554a,b) = red ones, red devils.  Used also to refer to the Namu and Tamhu; not a complimentary label. 
African Origins: 
The following Ancient Egyptian words acknowledge the origins of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization; 
Khentu Hon Nefer (page 554a) = founders of the Excellent Order. Budge: “peoples and tribes of Nubia and the Egyptian Sudan.” For “Hon” see page 586b. 
Hon Nefer (page 1024b) = Excellent Order
Kenus (page1024b) = mighty; brave (from Kenu, page 772a)
Ta Khent (page 1051b/page 554b) = land of the beginning.  
Eau (page 952b/page 17b) = the old country  
Ancient Egyptian’s Worldview:  
The Egyptian’s view of the world was the exact opposite of the current Western one. To the Egyptian, the top of the world was in the south (upper) towards the African interior, the bottom (lower) towards the north, hence upper and lower Egypt; upper and lower Syria.”
"Oh yes, the black soil business.
Most scholars outside the modern western cover-up establishment have rejected the false interpretation some have given to Kemet, ostensibly alluding the term Kemet to the alleged ”black soil”  of Egypt. There’s nothing in the term, outside the imagination of western myth-makers,  to suggest the Egyptians referred to the color of the soil or sand, rather than the people, in naming their country. Our position is consistent with the testimony of the ancient Greek writers, eyewitnesses who unanimously described the Egyptians as a black people, closely related to the ”Ethiopians”.”

And white Hollywood casts white actors and gives them tans.

*internal sobbing*

i will never not reblog this. i know too many people who for real dont think Egypt is a part of Africa.

KNOW YOUR HISTORY

OK. I’m going to go there.While this is laudable in highlighting Western so-called ‘whitewashing’, we need to be aware that ‘African’ ethnicity encompasses multiple cultures, tribal and genetic differences. Africa is a continent.Conversely, we need to be aware that the period we call Ancient Egypt was thousands of years in duration, with influxes of multiple peoples, immigrations and emigrations.
Populations were highly mobile, and modern framings of ethnicity are just that. To say that Ancient Egyptians were definitively of all one ethnicity (which have reduced to Black vs White) is just as dangerous and ridiculous as saying all Europeans are White, or all Asians have a particular skin colour.Ancient Egypt is on the edge of what might be called Deep Time - the period of human history when we cannot for certain say that we are absolutely correct in our theories of socal structure and identity.I’ve reblogged this post before in regards to the complexity of India in relation to ethnicity and culture, which highlights the variety of Proto Indo-European Peoples. The thing is, Africa is even more diverse than India.
Borders are porous and Africa is really fucking big. The erasure of POC from the narrative of history is a vile thing steeped in colonialism and racism. That’s why the notion of people realising that there were multiple ethnicities beyond Black and White and POC is important. It’s why we must be aware that Ancient Egyptian religion wasn’t simply the Osiris/Assr-cult we get fed by Bullfinch and others, but something with a history and differing cults that changed over time.By all means study your history, but understand that cultural identifiers are often way way more complex on the ground than historians and chroniclers might have you believe, to say nothing of the political dimensions of Egyptology, and the pet theories of academics.
In point of fact, the narratives constructed about ancient cultures are often constructed in the interests of oppressors, and the oppressor/oppressed dynamic often leaves both sides vying for some sense of legitimacy or justification.Let me reiterate: I’m not saying that Ancient Egyptians weren’t black. I’m saying they were from the African Continent, and North Africa contains and has contained many differing poples which we moderns insist on structuring in terms of ethnicity, when we can’t be sure they saw themselves that way.

coldalbion:

mulatoomcmxci:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

babybutta:

yarrahs-life:

high-power-prolific:

thehereticpharaoh:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

They referred to themselves, not as ”Egyptians” (a Greek term) , but as ”Kemmui’’, meaning, ”the blacks”.

The country itself they called, Kemet, or black nation.

'Kem' is the term for black in the ancient Egyptian language. It is represented in hieroglyphs by a stick charred at both ends.”

"km.t, the name of Ancient Egypt in Egyptian; Egypt (Coptic: Kemi)

r n km.t, the native term for the Egyptian language

(Ref: The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vols 1&2, E.A. Budge, Dover.) 

Note: words inside brackets are the determinatives or word classifiers along with their English meanings.

Kem, kame, kmi, kmem, kmom = to be black 

Kememu = Black people (Ancient Egyptians) in both Ancient and modern Egyptian (Kmemou).

Kem [khet][wood] = extremely black, jet-black

Kemet = any black thing. Note: “t” is silent - pronounced Kemé

Kemet [nu][community, settlement, nation] = Black nation = Ancient Egypt.  

Kemet [Romé][people] = Black people. Ancient Egyptians. 

Kemit [Shoit][books] = Black books, Ancient Egyptian literature.  

Kem wer [miri][large body of water] = The Great Black sea (The Red sea). This sea is neither black nor red, this is in reference to which nation, Black or Red, at a particular time, controlled this body of water. 

Kemi fer = Black double house; seat of government. Note: by reference to Wolof again, we know that to make a plural of per or house, the “p” becomes an “f” or fer. Thus fero=great houses (double), it is not pero as Budge writes.

In Ancient Egyptian, the ordinary adjective always follows the noun it modifies, whereas a sanctified adjective usually comes before its noun.  The sanctified adjectives are:

Kem —  Black

Suten -  Royal

Nter —-  Holy, Sacred

Examples:

Kem ti = Black image, sacred image : ti oubash = white image  

Kem ho = Black face/title of a god   : ho oubash = white face  

Kem ta = Black land, holy land        : Ta deshret = Red land (also; Ta Sett) 

This rule does not apply when Black is used as a noun-adjective of nationality:  

Hompt Kemet = copper of Black; Egyptian copper :  Hompt Sett = copper of the Red nations; Asiatic copper  

Ro in Kemet (page 416a) = speech of Black; mute ro n Kemet = word of the mouth of Black; the Egyptian language

Kemet Deshret = Black and Red; good and evil; fertile and barren, etc.; Duality  

Deshretu (page 554a,b) = red ones, red devils.  Used also to refer to the Namu and Tamhu; not a complimentary label. 

African Origins: 

The following Ancient Egyptian words acknowledge the origins of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization; 

Khentu Hon Nefer (page 554a) = founders of the Excellent Order. Budge: “peoples and tribes of Nubia and the Egyptian Sudan.” For “Hon” see page 586b. 

Hon Nefer (page 1024b) = Excellent Order

Kenus (page1024b) = mighty; brave (from Kenu, page 772a)

Ta Khent (page 1051b/page 554b) = land of the beginning.  

Eau (page 952b/page 17b) = the old country  

Ancient Egyptian’s Worldview:  

The Egyptian’s view of the world was the exact opposite of the current Western one. To the Egyptian, the top of the world was in the south (upper) towards the African interior, the bottom (lower) towards the north, hence upper and lower Egypt; upper and lower Syria.”

"Oh yes, the black soil business.

Most scholars outside the modern western cover-up establishment have rejected the false interpretation some have given to Kemet, ostensibly alluding the term Kemet to the alleged ”black soil”  of Egypt. There’s nothing in the term, outside the imagination of western myth-makers,  to suggest the Egyptians referred to the color of the soil or sand, rather than the people, in naming their country. Our position is consistent with the testimony of the ancient Greek writers, eyewitnesses who unanimously described the Egyptians as a black people, closely related to the ”Ethiopians”.”

And white Hollywood casts white actors and gives them tans.

*internal sobbing*

i will never not reblog this. i know too many people who for real dont think Egypt is a part of Africa.

KNOW YOUR HISTORY

OK. I’m going to go there.

While this is laudable in highlighting Western so-called ‘whitewashing’, we need to be aware that ‘African’ ethnicity encompasses multiple cultures, tribal and genetic differences. Africa is a continent.

Conversely, we need to be aware that the period we call Ancient Egypt was thousands of years in duration, with influxes of multiple peoples, immigrations and emigrations.

Populations were highly mobile, and modern framings of ethnicity are just that. To say that Ancient Egyptians were definitively of all one ethnicity (which have reduced to Black vs White) is just as dangerous and ridiculous as saying all Europeans are White, or all Asians have a particular skin colour.

Ancient Egypt is on the edge of what might be called Deep Time - the period of human history when we cannot for certain say that we are absolutely correct in our theories of socal structure and identity.

I’ve reblogged this post before in regards to the complexity of India in relation to ethnicity and culture, which highlights the variety of Proto Indo-European Peoples. The thing is, Africa is even more diverse than India.

Borders are porous and Africa is really fucking big. 

The erasure of POC from the narrative of history is a vile thing steeped in colonialism and racism. That’s why the notion of people realising that there were multiple ethnicities beyond Black and White and POC is important. It’s why we must be aware that Ancient Egyptian religion wasn’t simply the Osiris/Assr-cult we get fed by Bullfinch and others, but something with a history and differing cults that changed over time.

By all means study your history, but understand that cultural identifiers are often way way more complex on the ground than historians and chroniclers might have you believe, to say nothing of the political dimensions of Egyptology, and the pet theories of academics.

In point of fact, the narratives constructed about ancient cultures are often constructed in the interests of oppressors, and the oppressor/oppressed dynamic often leaves both sides vying for some sense of legitimacy or justification.

Let me reiterate: I’m not saying that Ancient Egyptians weren’t black. I’m saying they were from the African Continent, and North Africa contains and has contained many differing poples which we moderns insist on structuring in terms of ethnicity, when we can’t be sure they saw themselves that way.

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bustysaintclair:

Kids please don’t think that it’s unusual or special to be dating someone with whom you can watch netflix and eat pizza and hold hands and also have hot sex with

It concerns me when I see millions of notes on a post that’s like “fuck me hard but also be sweet with me”

Like what kinds of relationships are you in that you think this is a revolutionary thing to ask

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zeeheart:

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

For those of you who dont know why im so upset let me tell you what’s happening in pakistan right now16 days ago a man named Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri lead a peaceful protest to the government to convince them to step down because he believed that the election for the prime minister was rigged he was leading a revolution he was trying to change pakistan
The protest went on for 16 days and today the people Peacefully said that they wanted to go to the prime minister house and protest there thats when the “police” (you should know that alot of the police resigned because they didnt want to harm the peaceful protesters) started firing at the INNOCENT PEOPLE they fired at the children and women so the men would have to deal with them rather than fight back They had CHEMICAL gas that they released at the people
THE GOVERNMENT WON’T LET THE AMBULANCE GET TO THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE NEAR THE BUILDING THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN SHOT AND NOW THEY’RE ORDERING THE “POLICE” TO ARREST IMRAN KHAN
7 INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE DIEDTHERE ARE COUNTLESS INJURED THAT ARE ARE GETTING NO HELP
PLEASE TUMBLR THIS NEEDS ATTENTION YOU GUYS HAVE KEPT FERGUSON ALIVE YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE NEWS IN UKRAINE WIDESPREADDONT LET THE REVOLUTION HAPPENING PAKISTAN DIE 
PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN


Update: THEY ARE SENDING DEATH THREATS TO THE NEWS THAT IS AIRING ALL THE INJUSTICE HAPPENING BUT THE PEOPLE ARE STILL STANDING STILL 
UPDATE: THEY ARE ARRESTING THE INJURED NOW

zeeheart:

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

For those of you who dont know why im so upset let me tell you what’s happening in pakistan right now
16 days ago a man named Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri lead a peaceful protest to the government to convince them to step down because he believed that the election for the prime minister was rigged he was leading a revolution he was trying to change pakistan

The protest went on for 16 days and today the people Peacefully said that they wanted to go to the prime minister house and protest there thats when the “police” (you should know that alot of the police resigned because they didnt want to harm the peaceful protesters) started firing at the INNOCENT PEOPLE they fired at the children and women so the men would have to deal with them rather than fight back 
They had CHEMICAL gas that they released at the people

THE GOVERNMENT WON’T LET THE AMBULANCE GET TO THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE NEAR THE BUILDING THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN SHOT 
AND NOW THEY’RE ORDERING THE “POLICE” TO ARREST IMRAN KHAN

7 INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE DIED
THERE ARE COUNTLESS INJURED THAT ARE ARE GETTING NO HELP

PLEASE TUMBLR THIS NEEDS ATTENTION 
YOU GUYS HAVE KEPT FERGUSON ALIVE 
YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE NEWS IN UKRAINE WIDESPREAD
DONT LET THE REVOLUTION HAPPENING PAKISTAN DIE 

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

Update: THEY ARE SENDING DEATH THREATS TO THE NEWS THAT IS AIRING ALL THE INJUSTICE HAPPENING BUT THE PEOPLE ARE STILL STANDING STILL 
UPDATE: THEY ARE ARRESTING THE INJURED NOW

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We’re mostly moved in— still got a few things left at the old place and then to finish cleaning. Tuesday we can finalize it since, well, Monday is Labor Day. :P

But yeah! And I didn’t have to wrestle with the internet (so far)! But the cats are very unhappy. We brought them over one at a time, and while there wasn’t too much trouble getting them into their carriers each time (in particular Leaf, because she’ll do anything for treats. Milo put some treats in her carrier and Leaf ran right in quite happily :V), and the drive was very short, they weren’t too happy with being put in a new place. All our things are here, but, you know. They’re running around inspecting things. Leaf hides and jumps at noises, Uschi occasionally yells at us, and Jim was hiding in the closet until we coaxed him out and now he’s puttering around and occasionally panting. :/ He comes when called though, and enjoys being petted and talked to. He also found some catnip that I put down, which I’d hoped would help calm them.

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