#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
100% agree to all of the above, but Cleopatra VII Philopater was of Greek descent and was, in all likelihood, white.
Anonymous said: I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but do you have any tips for the plus size goth gal looking for clothes? Thrifting isn't really an option in my area, at least for me, and that seems to be the only thing I ever hear.
While thrifting is usually my default answer, I acknowledge that it isn’t a perfect solution. It takes time, luck, patience, and if you’re not on the smaller end of the plus size range, it becomes even more difficult. However, here are some links that might be helpful!
- Holy Clothing - good for flowy, romantigoth clothing! Be warned, they toss words such as “g*psy” and “boho” around in descriptions, which is disheartening. But the garments are well-made, and they have a size range that goes up to 5X.
- Chic Star - romantigoth, steampunk, and rockabilly dresses, tops, skirts, and jackets, with sizes up to “plus 26”. Their "layered long velvet vest" is one of my favorite items of clothing ever, to the point of my owning four of them (three black velvet, with different buttons that I added, and one red velvet).
- The epic plus size store list that floats around here on Tumblr!
Also, always check “normal” stores and see what things you can find that can be added to your gothy wardrobe - basic staples in black can be decorated or altered, or can be worn with gothy accessories.
And now I open it up to peeps reading this: any other helpful plus goth shopping suggestions?
Some outstanding art I’ve seen.
All credit to the owners of these pieces.
SPEAKING OF WHICH
WE WERE ON THE WAY TO MY GRANNY’S TODAY AND WE SAW A MILK VAN AND JUST
FUCK I MISS SCOTLAND
I haven’t listened to this yet but i don’t know what to expect
Anonymous said: Momma my hedgehog escaped his cage this morning and when I called my mom for advice, she screamed at me, then screamed again for me for being upset. I have class in a half hour, I'm all freaked out and crying now, and I still can't find him!
(Try some calming exercises first, deep breaths. Look for him, call to him, but do this calmly as you can. Try and get someone over who can help search when you’re at class, maybe.)
Put down some wet cat food, scrambled eggs, pieces of deli ham, mealworms, whatever his favourite food is… Hedgehogs can’t resist a good treat. In all likelihood he’s found a nice dark corner to go to sleep in, but he’ll smell the food. Don’t panic!