a penguin of very little brain
lia-incognita:

home isn’t where you belongit’s where your unbelongingmatters mosthome is where the heart isbroken
At Blak Dot Gallery for the opening of their 18C exhibition with my comrades from Peril magazine (thanks Nikki Lam for the pic). The exhibition is on for another 10 days. Remember that submissions on the Racial Discrimination Act proposed changes close on 30 April 2014.

So important! (So sad I couldn’t make the opening, but trying to make time to get to Blak Dot)

lia-incognita:

home isn’t where you belong
it’s where your unbelonging
matters most

home is where the heart is
broken

At Blak Dot Gallery for the opening of their 18C exhibition with my comrades from Peril magazine (thanks Nikki Lam for the pic). The exhibition is on for another 10 days. Remember that submissions on the Racial Discrimination Act proposed changes close on 30 April 2014.

So important! (So sad I couldn’t make the opening, but trying to make time to get to Blak Dot)

thekingintheinnernorth:

does anyone know where one might find the rail timetables for nineteenth-century Victoria? i’m particularly interested in finding out about trains to/from the goldfields to melbourne

also any rail bridges/viaducts that trains pass under, particularly between melbourne & castlemaine? i am writing a thing and need to know for science/general nineteenth-century train robbery vibes.

As a transport nerd I would be very interested to know the answers to these question

echeveria:

Short angry post about white people who learn Chinese and go on about how the language is soooo beautifulllll and they are soooo cultureddddd and then use it to banter on Facebook about how they don’t eat dogs. (And then they get upset at YOU when you defriend them, because they appreciate your language.)

Short angry post about white people who ask you to “say something in Chinese!” like you are an obedient parrot.

short angry post about white people who say ‘ugh chinese people - not you though, steph, you don’t count’

tranqualizer:


photo description: screenshot of a tweet by jessica kate plummer at twitter handle neon_jess. tweet reads, “if you’re in a relationship & all you do is cry everyday. you need to stop & ask yourself, am i dating a human or an onion.”]
vicoactus:

this the best advice that is also the best joke I have seen in a while

tranqualizer:

photo description: screenshot of a tweet by jessica kate plummer at twitter handle neon_jess. tweet reads, “if you’re in a relationship & all you do is cry everyday. you need to stop & ask yourself, am i dating a human or an onion.”]

vicoactus:

this the best advice that is also the best joke I have seen in a while

fefe-hake:

poly—nesian:

tiare-tipani:


While Australians face enormous challenges from climate change, put yourself in the shoes of those living on coral islands and atolls spread across the Pacific Ocean. For Pacific Islanders, land is life. Climate change is threatening this. It threatens families and the viability of islander communities and culture. The Pacific Island states of Tuvalu and Kiribati, situated north-east of Australia, and about half-way to Hawaii, are low-lying island nations experiencing some of the earliest and worst impacts of climate change.

"In the event that the situation is not reversed, where does the international community think the Tuvalu people are to hide from the onslaught of sea level rise? Taking us as environmental refugees, is not what Tuvalu is after in the long run.

We want the islands of Tuvalu and our nation to remain permanently and not be submerged as a result of greed and uncontrolled consumption of industrialized countries.

We want our children to grow up the way my wife and I did in our own islands and in our own culture.

Climate change is happening. The scientific consensus is that human activity is warming the Earth. This is changing weather patterns, increasing the frequency and intensity of severe weather events such as droughts, floods and cyclones and causing sea level rise – all of which impact on the ability of people in Kiribati and Tuvalu to find shelter, food and clean drinking water.

as my aunty said the other day, it’s not only your house that goes when it floods but it’s also your entire community, your language, your tikanga, your culture, and everything else you could imagine. these things are near impossible to bring back once they’re gone.

medievalpoc:

Port Jackson Painter

Native Men and Women of Australia Encounter British Colonists at Sea

England (c. 1790)

London, Natural History Museum

I encourage everyone to take note that this work is in the Natural History Museum, along with drawings of plants and animals indigenous to Australia.

I highly encourage readers to heed the words of Linda Burney, a Native Australian and Minister of Fair Trading:

"When I was Fauna: Citizens Rallying Call"

Linda Burney remembers her childhood well - those days when she was counted among the nation’s wildlife.

"This is not ancient history," says the state’s first Aboriginal minister. "I was a child. It still staggers me that for the first 10 years of my life, I existed under the Flora and Fauna Act of NSW."

In a speech in Wagga Wagga on the tribal land of her Wiradjuri nation, Ms Burney said the anniversary should serve as a “call to arms” to reverse the roll-back of Aboriginal reconciliation by the Prime Minister, John Howard.

"The truth is this," she said. "We are not all equal. And we are not all mates … It is almost impossible to put into words the distress being felt at the roll-back in Aboriginal affairs. Not least because you think of all those people who gave so much."

Ms Burney remembered being taught as a 13-year-old that “my people were savages and the closest example to Stone Age man living today”.

"I vividly recall wanting to turn into a piece of paper and slip quietly through the crack in the floor," she said. "Growing up as an Aboriginal child, looking into the mirror of our country … your reflection was at best distorted and at worst non-existent."

Ms Burney also attacked the Federal Government’s policies on native title and the stolen generations, which she said had a whiff of “paternalism” and “social engineering”. Her speech, at an anniversary celebration on Monday, received a standing ovation.

Works of art depicting Indigenous peoples do not belong in natural history museums. Works of art created by Indigenous peoples do not belong in natural history museums. We are not animals.

(this is an excellent article and an excellent speech and totally relevant today; just a note to any non-australians that it was not made recently)

japaneseaesthetics:

Yumi-dai (archery stand) comprising a wooden shaft with brass and tooled leather mounts, with two bows of black lacquer bound with red-lacquered rattan bands, 119.5cm (47in); the utsubo (quiver) of roiro, lacquered in gold hiramakie with mitsu-tomoe mon containing ten bamboo-shaft arrows with gold and black lacquer details.  About mid-19th century, Japan

japaneseaesthetics:

Yumi-dai (archery stand) comprising a wooden shaft with brass and tooled leather mounts, with two bows of black lacquer bound with red-lacquered rattan bands, 119.5cm (47in); the utsubo (quiver) of roiro, lacquered in gold hiramakie with mitsu-tomoe mon containing ten bamboo-shaft arrows with gold and black lacquer details.  About mid-19th century, Japan

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.
Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)

stillnatl:

fuck hahahaahhaha

actually in china white people are often oppressed and seen as inferior, in films, work, school environments, etc. and DO experience systematic oppression in many areas of the country. I know this is a better ask for the thisisnotchina blog but im sending it to you only because you recently brought up the topic
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maakomori:

thisisnotjapan:

lol whiny white expat expects to be treated like they do in their home country.  Calls it “oppression” when they aren’t.  Also fails to realize they benefit from global white supremacy while abroad.

oh my god im laughing so hard rn

"do experience systematic oppression" do you even understand what you are saying my glob

elaran:

In which prosh gets it right lmao

elaran:

In which prosh gets it right lmao

fuckyeahclassicsesamest:

Telly thinks about what could happen if he punches a penguin in the face for stealing his costume. The consequences aren’t pretty.

Penguins of the Jury. PENGUINS OF THE JURY.

cornersoftheworld:

Melbourne, Australia | by Dean

you are here

cornersoftheworld:

Melbourne, Australia | by Dean

you are here

[i can’t make it better, but i can make you tea]
always

[i can’t make it better, but i can make you tea]

always