eamo2747 said: I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.

Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:

"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.

In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:

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(Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)

"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’

Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’

Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’

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Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face

C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’

Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’

In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134,  the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).

Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In   Beethoven:  His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro].  His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’

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Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.

Beethoven, the Black Spaniard

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They whitewashed BEETHOVEN?  O_O

Thank you, history/fact-checking Tumblr.

I now feel the need to go burn every white-skinned image of Beethoven I can find.

Just because you can
Doesn’t mean you should

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thekimonogallery:

Jizo.  Japan

thekimonogallery:

Jizo.  Japan

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hapfairy:

Good Omens fans!

With regards to the upcoming radio show, I’ve seen a few people saying “I’ll just pirate it” or “I’ll wait for it to get put up on YouTube”.

You don’t need to do this! http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ -should- be listenable from any country, as long as you have a…

Very excited!! I have the original audio book but I’m imagining something like the Neverwhere radio version and that makes me SUPER EXCITED!!
It’s not available yet but will be. Keep an eye out!

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

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freetheoompaloompas:

Hi Tumbler staff,
Just wanted to let you know that I don’t need suggestions for blogs in my feed because of XYZ blog that I already follow.
I also don’t need advertisements in my feed.
When I see theses things my first instinct is “WFT” because they’re posting things I would never subscribe to;…

Of the first 27 posts in my feed:
1) 2 are replies to me
3) 2 are Dior adds
4) 1 is a suggested blog
5) 1 is this original post

That means that, if you remove my 3 related posts, the first 27 (27-3) posts in my feed are proximately 12% things I don’t want to see.

12%

No

Hi Tumbler staff,
Just wanted to let you know that I don’t need suggestions for blogs in my feed because of XYZ blog that I already follow.
I also don’t need advertisements in my feed.
When I see theses things my first instinct is “WFT” because they’re posting things I would never subscribe to; mostly because I didn’t subscribe to them.
It was nice of you to try something new.
I understand the sentiment but it’s just not working for me.
So, thanks but no thanks. Please stop.
We can still be friends :)

Sincerly,
-Free The Oompa Loompas

makeallthemagicyoucan said: If you're into the bar scene, Triple Rock has happy hour food specials and free wifi. M-Thursday it's usually really dead 4-7pm (opens at 4). Hard Times Cafe is pretty neat and has great cheap food. Mapps Coffee shop is pretty awesome too, their coffee is probably my favorite in Minneapolis. Bad Waitress has AMAZING food and usually has a great wifi connection. The Beat Coffeehouse is a pretty relaxed atmosphere and has excellent drink/snack options. Comfortable seating too! Hope this helps!

I am into the bar scene but I think I’ll check out triple rock when I’m off the clock. Is Justin still bouncing?
Those cafe’s are a great suggestion and just what I’m looking for. Thanks for the good advice!