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debisanacronym1:

WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

Why no one’s flipping their shit… The first of Pluto’s moons was discovered in 1978…it’s not new information. The whole “it’s a planet again” thing is due to a public debate a few days ago. NASA hasn’t come out and said anything of the sort.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20143009-26255-2.html

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eamo2747-deactivated20140924 asked:

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

krismichelle429:

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

takingbackourculture:

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

(read more here)

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.

Can someone find me an emoticon or gif of someone who’s mind is so thoroughly blown she can’t make mouth-words? Because that is how I feel right now. Literally every other adult in my entire family has a music degree and plays an instrument. I’ve gone my entire life surrounded by dedicated, educated musicians. I majored in music in college for a year. And not ONCE, has any of this ever been mentioned. Not once has even the POSSIBILITY that Beethoven might not have been white ever been considered. Literally every image I have ever seen of Beethoven has been white. Like, omg. I just can’t.
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1. lot of 20 white candles
2. set of runestones (never used)
3.. Cunningham’s Magical Sampler (never read)
4. The Faeries Oracle (opened but unused)
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Winner receives ALL items.
Rules:

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- giveaway ends July 23rd
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ofbonesandblood:

Jasper Needs to Get Rid of Some Shit Giveaway
All of the above were given to me as gifts and have sat largely untouched.
Includes:

1. lot of 20 white candles
2. set of runestones (never used)
3.. Cunningham’s Magical Sampler (never read)
4. The Faeries Oracle (opened but unused)
3. lot of 3 jawbones (beaver, coyote, and deer)

Winner receives ALL items.
Rules:

- you can follow me or not up to you
- like &amp; reblog as much as you want
- I will ship within Canada and the continental United States
- winner will be announced PUBLICLY as this is a sideblog, so please keep an eye on your tag
- winner has 48 hours to respond
- giveaway ends July 23rd
Zoom Info
ofbonesandblood:

Jasper Needs to Get Rid of Some Shit Giveaway
All of the above were given to me as gifts and have sat largely untouched.
Includes:

1. lot of 20 white candles
2. set of runestones (never used)
3.. Cunningham’s Magical Sampler (never read)
4. The Faeries Oracle (opened but unused)
3. lot of 3 jawbones (beaver, coyote, and deer)

Winner receives ALL items.
Rules:

- you can follow me or not up to you
- like &amp; reblog as much as you want
- I will ship within Canada and the continental United States
- winner will be announced PUBLICLY as this is a sideblog, so please keep an eye on your tag
- winner has 48 hours to respond
- giveaway ends July 23rd
Zoom Info

ofbonesandblood:

Jasper Needs to Get Rid of Some Shit Giveaway

All of the above were given to me as gifts and have sat largely untouched.

Includes:

1. lot of 20 white candles

2. set of runestones (never used)

3.. Cunningham’s Magical Sampler (never read)

4. The Faeries Oracle (opened but unused)

3. lot of 3 jawbones (beaver, coyote, and deer)

Winner receives ALL items.

Rules:

- you can follow me or not up to you

- like & reblog as much as you want

- I will ship within Canada and the continental United States

- winner will be announced PUBLICLY as this is a sideblog, so please keep an eye on your tag

- winner has 48 hours to respond

- giveaway ends July 23rd

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