Sammie Ru

the person. the legend. the lifestyle.

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dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

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houseofalexzander:

Lustrous.

A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”

I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”

I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”

…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.

- Elliott Alexzander

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upthewitchypunx:

sammie-ru:

upthewitchypunx:

alexwrekk:

Got a good start on my typrwriter tattoo last night. The wings didn’t end up looking as i expected, but i love them! I also love this placement. The knee didnt hurt as much as I expected. However, I leak a lot of plasma so healing over a moving part will not be fun.

A 3 bank underwood portable was used as reference. Stoked in my new tattoo!

putting a hot compress on the tattoo an hour after will help with the plasm

I haven’t heard of that! I should try that when I get the color done. I left the bandage on overnight as I got home after 9. My problem is the next few days I have to clean it 4 times a day instead of 3 because I keep leaking plasma and it keeps wanting to make scabs. I also use this salve because I like it better than lotion. 

Usually I do a hot compress and when it does slightly scab up it’s not a hard scab is soft & pliable & then I just put tattoo goo when it looks dry and leave it alone.

upthewitchypunx:

sammie-ru:

upthewitchypunx:

alexwrekk:

Got a good start on my typrwriter tattoo last night. The wings didn’t end up looking as i expected, but i love them! I also love this placement. The knee didnt hurt as much as I expected. However, I leak a lot of plasma so healing over a moving part will not be fun.

A 3 bank underwood portable was used as reference. Stoked in my new tattoo!

putting a hot compress on the tattoo an hour after will help with the plasm

I haven’t heard of that! I should try that when I get the color done. I left the bandage on overnight as I got home after 9. My problem is the next few days I have to clean it 4 times a day instead of 3 because I keep leaking plasma and it keeps wanting to make scabs. I also use this salve because I like it better than lotion.

Usually I do a hot compress and when it does slightly scab up it’s not a hard scab is soft & pliable & then I just put tattoo goo when it looks dry and leave it alone.

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manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

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Pisces Aries Cusp (March 20 to March 27)

psychodelic:

Pisces Aries cusp combination, also known as the Cusp of Rebirth, corresponds symbolically to the beginning of human life. This is a most favorable and desirable cusp, indicative of a union between intelligence and understanding.

In essence, these cuspians are likely to possess strong mental powers coupled with the priceless gift of comprehension. The chief characteristics of this blend are vigilance and caution…each step carefully weighed prior to being taken.

The power of intuition inherent in these natives is truly quite remarkable and they rarely go amiss when they rely upon their own judgment as formulated by their intuition. There is the ability here to reach out to others more skillfully than most other cusp combinations.

Here are brief personalities of all born under Pisces Aries Cusp:
- Possess the dreaminess, active fantasy, quietude and sensitivity inherent in Pisces
- Possess the uncomplicated and fiery forwardness inherent in Aries
- Unusually direct in approach to life
- Outspoken…which can be both admired and misunderstood
- Refusal to be denied
- Personal belief that they can do no wrong
- Generally will not change for other people
- Both “dreamers” and “doers”
- Resent being analyzed
- Short on patience
- Extremely impetuous

The natural sensitivity of the Pisces Aries cusp combination makes for one of the most understanding characters of the Zodiac.  And these natives find much satisfaction in aiding those around them to achieve full potential.

Temperament fluctuates with this cusp and is often volatile. A deep understanding of innermost motives and feelings is essential to those born of this blend in order for them to maintain any kind of relationship.

The most important lesson to be learned by the Pisces/Aries native is the benefit of patience and every effort should be made to curb the impetuous side of this subject’s nature.

With regard to relationships, individuals born of this blend are rarely led away by their passions. Indeed neither the males nor the females are particularly sensual. However, they are clean-minded and generally of admirable normal character, as well as being playful, devoted and somewhat romantic. Pisces Aries cusp can be faithful partners, although the faithfulness may be more emotional than literal.