Swedish TV Chef talking about smoking sausage and that it will be very smoky, referring to The Battle of Lützen in 1632, in which the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus II died in battle, in which the thick fog caused the king to become lost in the battle and ended up being shot by Catholic German soldiers.
I just thought it was a hilarious reference that I had to share it with you all.
You know what makes me the saddest about Lilo and Stitch?
When she gets kicked out of the dance class, she’s the only person we know for sure is native Hawaiian in her age bracket in the class.
There’s Myrtle, who is white, Elena who is white (f she’s the blonde one), Theresa who’s background is unclear, and Yuki who is implied, based on the name and the large Japanese population in Hawaii, to be Japanese.
She is taking a dance class of a dance traditional to her people.
And she is kicked out primarily because a white girl, Myrtle, is bullying her.
How fucking sad is that?
This always got me about the movie. I always
IN THE FACE AND EXISTENCE
Also, the hula dancing runs in the family, as we find out in the sequel that her mother was a dance champion. It’s clear in this scene that the deaths of her mother and father are still fresh in her mind and I think the dancing reminds her of her mother and happier times. Maybe they practiced together frequently? Idk, it’s just the vibe I get. That Lilo is there to do her mother proud, rather than to make friends and socialize like the others there.
Her face says it all. Look at how happy she is!
Everyone who liked this, everyone who validated this, you need to unlike it right NOW.
As a Native Hawai’ian, I have a problem with this post.
A fucking big problem.
First off, Hawai’i is massively diverse. Massively. Almost no one is pure Hawai’ian. The speculation that Lilo is at all pure or the only part Hawai’ian is laughable. There’s a very very slim margin that she would be at all. Secondly, just because it’s “not confirmed” doesn’t mean those girls aren’t. There are thousands of Japanese-Hawai’ian girls. Thousands, and thousands more of even more mixed races who are Hawai’ian. My sister is a shade away from blonde, and as pale as snow white, and she is just as half-Hawai’ian as I am - even though I look more “authentic”. I know many beautiful Hawai’ian girls with clouds of red hair and creamy complexions from mixed bloodlines. If you want to get “authentic” and go off of Lilo’s appearance, to us locals, she looks half-Asian. She looks definitely hapa at best.
It angers me beyond all reason that this has reposts, reposts from people who don’t understand the Native Hawai’ian culture, much less the culture that sprung from it which envelops our islands. You are reposting blind ignorance. Who are you to decide who looks more Hawai’ian? Who are you people to assume our culture and that this girl takes it more seriously than the others? Because she gets a backstory?
The amazing thing about my culture, MY culture, is that hula opens its arms to all. All children here are welcome to it. It is passed on to them and their blood does not dictate their passion nor their eligibility. “Lilo is there to make her mother proud, rather than to make friends and socialize”. Do you have any idea what a halau is? You don’t, no, none of you do. You have no idea what a halau is. A halau is your family, a halau are your friends, your only social circle when you are fully dedicated. My mother IS one of the queens of hula who trained under Maiki Aiu and she still talks to her hula sisters daily. They were part of her life. It isn’t enough to just hula, or learn it, and put blinders on the sides of your head. If you don’t live it with your hula sisters and brothers, then your story is nothing. You go through motions and you tell no stories.
Don’t try for one moment, to make that scene out like it was Lilo being bullied by a white girl. Yes, Hawai’i is still being raped by the ideologies of white appropriation, but do not for one moment think that these girls may not be Hawai’ian. Do not think for one moment that you have the right nor the knowledge to sweep onto the internet and start reposting like a fucking idiot about a culture and mixed bloodlines and races you don’t really understand aside from “the white man hurt them”. You damage people like my sister, like my cousins, all equally as proud and maka’a’inana as I, simply because they don’t look like me.
You have no right to use this scene as commentary, because you have not even a shade of an idea of the damage you do with it.
I like the beginning of this post. The essay at the end was kinda unnecessary.
The essay at the end was the entire point of this post. The essay at the end was written by someone from Hawai’i, who knows the Hawai’ian culture and was laying down why the OP was completely, totally wrong about what they assumed about Hawai’i.
Hawaii is so diverse, you guys. Not always harmonious, obviously, but so diverse.
I know I reblog a lot of posts about this kinda thing… but being who I am and looking like I do, this “engaging with other cultures is evil if you don’t look like them” crap bothers me extra-hard. Who the hell thinks to themselves “This art form/pastime/story is only for the people who look like I expect them to?”
In Southern Germany, the phrase “Seeing Swedish Curtains” means to be incarcerated or in jail. It is used to this day commonly, and it comes from the time when the Swedish forces of the 30 Year War where active in Germany fighting the Catholics in the 1600’s.
The “Swedish Curtains” would be the iron bars in a prison cell.
Anonymous asked: Are you one of those magnificent blonde haired blue eyed nordic super humans?
No, but I am a stocky forest-dwelling inbred hick that cares very much about Labour Unions, with dark brown hair (scandinavian hair line), and dark green eyes.
Ah yes, as everyone else crashes and burns, exhausted from the day’s studies, something else stirs in the darkness.
You can see them out of the corner of your eye, but you never get a good look.
Regardless, you know they’re there, awakening during the hours when you’re most vulnerable
what the fuck is this shit
I honestly don’t know which I would choose. They are both terrible groups.
One one hand we would not have to deal with people constantly whining that someone played blurred lines. But on the other hand, Bronies.
I really don’t know which I would pick. This is an excellent question.
what is so wrong with feminism? just because women don’t have a damn penis DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NOT EQUAL AND DESERVE THE SAME PRESENCE IN SOCIETY. TELL ME WHY BEING A FEMINIST IS TERRIBLE! TELL ME WHY THE FUCK YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO THINK WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE AS EQUAL AS MEN.
That’s it I’m pushing the red button.
>Still thinking feminism is about equality
>tumblr feminists or bronies
>have to pick one
Little Hero Meagan-jouchan.
I got “Honey Pirate Zach-kun”
Uchuu no Renkinjutsushi Niko- Chan
Space Alchemist? I would be one badass magic girl.
Dojikko Tenshi Alyssa-chan
Sounds like I’d be in the most moeshit magical girl anime ever
Pink Masochist Bobby-kun.
…I am the cutest hitman you will ever see and probably your adorable kohai. And I am the last man you will ever see.
Uchuu-no Shinigami Andrew-jouchan.
Does that mean I get the Gundam Deathscythe?
Space Youkai Kristofer-Sama.
What the fuck does that even mean