I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.
My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.
Islamic headscarf 101.
this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this
This is so cool
this is a great post because it shows the diversity in how women dress across the Islamic world, but I want to point out the limitations of this chart is that NOT all women in all these countries wear the head covering depicted. You often see a variety of different head coverings in every country, and it’s inaccurate to think that’s the only style worn. Even amongst Muslim women, how much hair or their face they cover is VARIED within each country and even Islamic sect. While this graphic is a great resource to give you an idea of popular ways for many women in each country cover their hair/face for religious reasons, it’s not as though the variety of Islamic headcoverings is country-specific, as some people might interpret this chart to mean.
For example, the picture of “Afghanistan”- that’s a burqa. While it’s true a lot of Afghan women wear burqas, not all do.
These are ALL photos of Aghan women voting:
Or in Iran- the graphic shows a hijab. While indeed it’s quite fashionable for many women to wear the headscarf in a manner that shows some of their hair peeking out in the front like this, others ensure they don’t let a single strand show. as this photo shows:
Others wear a chador too, which is a the long black robe you see a number of women in this photo wearing while queuing to vote- I like this picture because it shows the diversity of how Iranian women dress.
This is just so that when you see a woman wearing a headscarf that shows her face and some hair, it doesn’t mean she couldn’t be from Afghanistan. Or if you see a woman wearing a long, black chador that hides her figure, she could very well be from Iran. This goes for the other countries featured here- I’ve seen Syrian and Egyptian women wear a huge variety of head coverings for example. I’ve seen Indonesian Muslim women who don’t wear a headscarf at all. So while some head coverings are more common in each country, it’s not very uniform even within a country, and it usually comes down to each woman’s personal preference.
Bold-italic emphasis mine.
i want more girl byronic figures, i want more reckless self-important girl libertines leaving a string of broken men in their wake while dashing off poems and getting into obscene wagers. i want girl characters that are just on the charming mercurial side of unlikeable arseholes and definitely morally questionable but always game for a revolution
Oh god. YES PLEASE.
Language will evolve, irregardless of your attempt to literally lock it away in a secluded tower; obvs.
2014 IIHF World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend Roundup
After 2 days of events worldwide, another year’s IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend has come to a successful close. Events were held in over 300 locations in 32 countries across the globe, including Romania, who participated for the very first time. You can find summaries of the events at the event tracker here. Next year’s World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend is scheduled to take place on October 10/11, 2015.
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- Girls’ Camp with Schelling - Sochi 2014 MVP gives back to new generation (Kloten, Switzerland)
- On a Post-Olympic High - In Russia Sochi, excitement attracts more girls to hockey (Sochi; Russia)
- "It Delivers Results" - Girls’ hockey in Zilina grows thanks to annual gathering (Zilina, Slovakia)
- Lightning Promote Girls’ Hockey - Feaster helping lead community development (Tampa, USA)
- Big Turnout in Hartney - It’s a girls’ game too in Westman, Manitoba (Hartney, Canada)
- Joensuu on the Way Up - A once thriving girls’ hockey town is gearing up again (Joensuu, Finland)
- Queensland’s Hockey Princesses - Brisbane one of Down Under’s girls’ hockey weekend location (Queensland, Australia)
- Inspiring New Wave of Players - Princeton High School organized girls’ event in New Jersey (Princeton, USA)
- Rebuilding Bosnian Hockey - While waiting for ice, girls catch eyes with street hockey (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
- Macau Making Effort - 25 girls try hockey at region’s only ice rink (Macau)
- Saturday Night Fever - Östhammars SK puts in a full day of hockey, ends in disco (Östhammar, Sweden)
- Romanian Women on Way Back - Young girls recruited, relaunch of national team aimed (Miercurea Ciuc, Romania)
I have chosen to consider myself tagged by apictureofagull
So here we go, the accent meme:
- What is your name and/or username?
- Where are you from?
- Pronounce the following words: theatre, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, new orleans, furniture, both, again, probably, alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, caught, naturally, envelope, twitter, new york, crayon, tumblr
- How would you address a group of two or more people?
- What would you call a sale of unwanted items on your porch, in your yard, etc?
- What do you call a sweetened carbonated beverage?
- What do you call your grandparents?
- What do you call gym shoes?
- Choose a book and read a paragraph from it.
- Do you speak a second language? Say something in it.
- End the post by saying any 3 words you want
When friend is clearly upset but they don’t wanna talk about it but you wanna help but don’t know how and you just kinda
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