barrelsofdwarrows:

sign-of-innocence:

see-kevin:

World History in a nutshell. 

This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.

Except no, this is totally WRONG.

The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.

The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.

The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.

The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others. 

If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.

(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)

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reishizuya:

HEY GUYS THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT ART REF

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kingsleyyy:

this hedgehog is cheering for u bc u can do anything image

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So many students have said, trans students have said; now I can have a point of reference when I talk about who I am. My friends are like, ‘Oh, like Sophia from ‘Orange is the New Black?’’ and they’re like, ‘yeah,’ and then they just move on and it’s not an issue,” she said. “I got a letter from a young, from a trans youth’s mother who said that he transitioned because of me and because of seeing me on the show it gave him the courage to talk to his parents about who he was and they’re supportive and loving and now he’s started his transition. It’s insane. It’s really beautiful.
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tyrongtyger:

awwww-cute:

Lost a $10 bill last night and couldn’t find I for the life of me. Until little Ava came out of hiding, that is

Khajiit has quick fingers.

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good-luck-mode:

come on and slam and welcome to japan

good-luck-mode:

come on and slam and welcome to japan

(Source: emitica)

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quackenbuschlight:

"how can you drink hot coffee in the middle of summer?"

fire cannot kill a dragon

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pokemonpika77:

Guys, this is season ONE of the Simpsons.

(Source: mysimpsonsblogisgreaterthanyours)

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shwoo:

Lifehack: If you are the forgiving, try-to-see-everyone’s-side type, allow yourself to dislike people who have treated you badly.

(If you’re not you probably don’t need this reminder)

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LUMPY SPACE PUG

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riggity-riggity-wrecked:

kastiakbc:

gothiccharmschool:

skelepoison-spooks:

IT HAS BEGUN

THREAT LEVEL PUMPKIN

THIS LEVEL OF SPOOKY IS TOO INTENSE

I AM SO FUCKIN PUMPED HOLY SHIT

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Anonymous said: what exactly is 4chan

clannyphantom:

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vinebox:

Watching Pokémon on Saturday mornings as a kid

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cumber-bitches:

wibblywobblyrandomyfandomystuff:

watchtheskytonight:

thewholockgames:

dean-the-hug-monster:

I have a panic disorder. While having an attack one day, I called my boyfirend because I was scared. He hung up the phone as soon as I said that and was over in no time to comfort me.

He doesn’t have a car.

He lives 10 miles away.

He ran.

MARRY HIM

DING DONG THOSE ARE FUCKING WEDDING BELLS IN THE DISTANCE 

ILL PLAN THE WEDDING

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