Anonymous asked:

Great advice, I'm definitely going to follow it :) thank you so much I really appreciate it! <3

:) I’m so happy it helped you! No problem at all. I really, really do hope you follow your dreams and do what YOU truly want! xx

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Speaking of movies, this is basically Inuit Beowulf.

It was written, produced, directed, and acted entirely by Inuit people. I think a lot of people might be interested in Medieval Inuit art and literature, and this is a pretty great example.

You can watch and download the entire trilogy here for free (but donate if you can!!!); Atanarjuat is the first film and takes place around 1000ย A.D.-ish. It also won a LOT of awards. Keep in mind: itโ€™s entirely in Inuktitut, with English subtitles.

itโ€™s a stunning movie

Iโ€™ve now finished watching the entire trilogy, and I have to say that all three films are mind-blowingly amazing.

Make sure you have a box of tissues, though because they will leave you pretty weepy.

Iโ€™ve watched it saturday und it is absolutely fascinating to see ancient inuits through the eyes of modern inuits !

Oh, absolutely! I love how they created the script, with double-checking on the action and the dialogue, and different elders pointing out small inconsistencies like, โ€œOh, no, they wouldnโ€™t have spoken to each other at that point, it was illegal back then.โ€ I love that they tried to make it as historically accurate as possible.

Video Interviews with the cast are available too.

Additional cool thing: the company that created this trilogy, Isuma, has since transformed their website into an indigenous peopleโ€™s web TV channel. So what sites like ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, ScrewAttack, and the Escapist are for geeky pursuits, IsumaTV attempting to be for indigenous creators.ย 

Check them out, theyโ€™re pretty cool.ย 

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Did you know that Crush is portrayed โ€œhighโ€ because Sea Turtles actually eat jellyfish and the poisons inside the jelly doesnโ€™t actually harm the turtle but instead intoxicates them much like marijuana does for humans.

i just thought it was because he was supposed to be a โ€œsurfer dudeโ€

Anonymous asked:

I love your tumblr! So how did you convince your parents to go to cosmetology school? I want to go so badly, but my mom says I should go to univeristy because I'm "too smart" to be a hairstylist. Any advice? :(

Why thank you! I’ve neglected it for so long and I feel so bad about that… there’s so much going on right now, but once it all settles down a bit, I hope to get the ball rolling with this Tumblr again.

Aw, I’m sorry. To be honest, my family were the ones who pushed me to do it because they always knew it’s something I’ve always loved and toyed with ever since I was younger. In the beginning, I did what they wanted or at least close to it, but I failed miserably… I feel like I’ve wasted so many years being miserable because I kept doing what I THOUGHT I was suppose to be doing, not what I actually wanted. Or I would try so hard to convince myself that what my family (and other outside opinions) wanted for me was what I wanted as well even though deep down I really knew it wasn’t.

So, my dear, my advice to you would be to follow your heart, follow what you feel and know is right for you, no matter what anyone thinks or says. I know that seems cliche and actually really, really hard to do, but trust me when I say it can and will save you a lot of time, frustration, and heartache. It’s a wonderful feeling doing something that you really want to do despite the naysayers. It’s kind of scary and at times it feels like you’re in over your head and so out of your comfort zone, but I swear the risk is worth it. As long as your heart is in it, you’re willing to work hard and persevere, keep a positive attitude, and keep moving forward, no one and nothing can stop you. :) and man, what an amazing feeling it is to know you’re following your dreams! It really is somethin’ else… but in the most beautiful way.

Sorry this is so long and a little off topic! Haha. But I hope it helps! And may you have the courage to follow your dreams, every single one of ‘em! xx