ARE YOU TRYING TO RIP OUT MY HEART BY WAY OF FEELS BECAUSE IT’S WORKING.
non-Jewish people going on today about “reclaiming” Anne Frank as a “bi icon” or w/e make me really uncomfortable, because it has this ring of “all this time I thought she was just some Jewish kid, but now it turns out she’s one of us!!!!” like if you didn’t find Anne Frank’s story moving until you realized she shared some marker with you then maybe you should reconsider your whole approach to this whole “empathy” thing.
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba [There comes a lion] Sithi uhhmm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion] Nants ingonyama bagithi baba Sithi uhhmm ingonyama Ingonyama
I FINALLY KNOW THE FUCKING WORDS
it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just
that’s a lion
this movie’s about a lion
just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here
this is literally my favorite post on tumblr
I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things
'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'
to grab the direct quotes:
This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.
The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.
The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama: yama bagithi baba
The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.
Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people
The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala:
The lion is now joined by a leopard.
So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.
'well you're just reading too much into it'
if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language
Damn it, I have far to many feels about my Jedi Knight. I think I have a book’s worth of headcanon about what happens to her after the Emperor’s Fortress and especially after the end onf her storyline.
Especially with the Jedi Council being basically a big bag of dicks in between.
G-Dragon at Be My Sweetheart Fan Meeting in Taiwan http://k-pop-girl.blogspot.com/2014/03/g-dragon-at-be-my-sweetheart-fan.html
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I almost didn’t trust my eyes - GD with completely normal hair…
2NE1 — If I Were You (live)
And one again Minzy is the sole saving grace.
It’s like the rest of them have lost all control of their voices they ever had. :( Both CL and Bom ahven’t gotten the memo that you can sing emotional without having your voice all over the place.
At least Bom sounds healthy again. Unstable, but not actively trying to ruin her voice again. Dara just fades into vocal irrelevance next to the other three.
The song is wonderful and I know they can do better. Or at least they could at some point. :(
NEVER BRING THIS POST BACK AGAIN I WILL NOT SUFFER ONCE MORE