we are young and stupid and raised by wolves
(this is not real life. these are not pictures of me. I am 25 years old and a woman and passionate about politics and fanfiction and, as far as you are concerned, I only exist online.)
Thanks :) I suspected it kind of worked like that but I wondered whether it was celebrated in some region other than Louisiana.
For the record - Carnival isn’t a holiday in Italy either, but it’s pretty normal for elementary schools and kindergartens to host a costume party for the kids during the last week, if not exactly on Fat Tuesday. Some towns also host a street parade, with floats and such, but those are almost always on Sundays during the month leading up to the end of Carnival. That would be more like Mardi Gras re: the audience/paraders divide except that kids almost always dress up, and while a minority, grownups doing so aren’t seen as odd either - though if you are an adult chances are that if you want to celebrate Carnival in some way you’ll go to a theme party. Or you can do like my friends and I did and take a day off to hit the bars in Venice as we do in the rest of the year, except in costume, lol XD
I had no idea what you were talking about with your first post asking how well know “Carnivale” is in the U.S. (nor did the meme pic above it make any sense to me) — but yeah, Mardi Gras definitely happens, though it was never celebrated in school, as far as I remember. It’s actually more for adults, as another excuse to get out and party on a weeknight (or to eat the king cake and wear multi-colored beads), and to go to New Orleans if they can for the big parade. Actually, it does have some degree of respectability/recognition, because I just met with my therapist this morning, and she told me that this past week she was out until 3 or 4 in the morning, in New Orleans, flinging out beads in the parade. :)
Also, I have friends in the Midwest (Wisconsin and Missouri) who were definitely celebrating or acknowledging it, so it’s not just in the southern U.S. anymore. But it’s not known as Carnivale.
Lol, it seems like it’s hapened a bit of what went on with Halloween over here - it was definitely just a thing I saw in the movies during my childhood and even my teens, but it has gained popularity over the last fifteen years or so as yet another chance to throw a party, though sometimes there are also small kids who go trick or treatin’. Globalization, man!
Yeah! That’s one of my favorite things about online international friends, the chance to compare cultural differences. :) One of my best friends used to be a girl in New Zealand, and it was so funny realizing that her “fringe” was my “bangs,” etc.
Let me make something clear:
Enjoying things you like is NOT WASTING YOUR LIFE. Enjoying things is the exact opposite of wasting your life. I don’t care if what you like to do is stare at digital clocks or ceiling fans. Immersing yourself in your interests cannot be measured in value.
Forcing yourself to become a blank slate is torture. 0 out of 10 stars, would not recommend.
when you feel your clothes fresh out of the oven
OKAY SO I REALIZED I USED OVEN INSTEAD OF DISHWASHER BUT I KINDA FORGOT WHAT IT WAS CALLED AND USED THE NEXT BEST GUESS I COULD THINK OF
It’s called a washing machine
i think its a dryer like who would be feeling wet ass clothes
this post is a fucking train wreck
do you ever think about your kinks and wonder what the fuck is wrong with you
yesterday I saw a Japanese porn video that reassured me whatever kink I develop, it will always be normal and vanilla in comparison
me most of the time: people are okay, I guess. like no one is 100% bad.
me after reading the comments section in any article, ever: this world can only be cleansed with fire.
In my senior year of college, I wrote a fucking creative nonfiction essay about my internet friends who were sometimes my only friends in my high school years, and especially how wonderful it was to talk to them every day when my speech impediment made it agonizing to talk in RL.
when i die i want to be buried wearing a pair of sunglasses so that a few decades down the line i will also be a cool skeleton
26,473 notes. 26,473 people identified with this statement. if even half that many people actually did this, can you imagine how confused future archaeologists would be
"In the end of the twenty-first century, a new grave good phenomenon spread rapidly in a global, decentralized fashion. In the relevant burials, the deceased would be buried with a pair of non-functioning spectacles fastened to their face; in many cases, the pair was anchored quite firmly into the skull (as-Sabah 2839), as though to make sure that it would not come off if the burial was disturbed.
"The significance of this grave good arrangement is unknown. The glasses vary wildly. One adolescent skeleton was found buried with a pair that chemical analyses indicate was bright pink at the time of burial and made of plastics common in twenty-first century excavations, and carved with an anthropomorphic image of a cat on one corner (Bao 2836). Another example was a finely manufactured pair, affixed with post-mortem stapling to a middle aged man’s skull, which had been plated with gold and had several small diamonds affixed, although much of the gold had come unfastened from the core in the intervening time (Jensen 2841). The main thing that all the glasses have in common is that, in contrast to the rarer, functional eyeglasses buried with a few individuals in previous years — presumably those who had used them in life, as spectacles were a common early method of vision correction (Zhang 2833) — the lenses are plain tinted glass. Their primarily function seems to have been to obscure the vision of the wearer.
"The reasoning for burying the dead with these items has been speculated on widely without much consensus. The most popular theory is that it is related to early twenty-first century cynicism; at the same time as the beginning of cynicism’s century-long dominance of serious philosophy and beginning just before the first Data War and escalating throughout it, many ceased to put faith in old religious ideas of a just world and peaceful afterlife and returned to less optimistic versions of their faiths. The glasses may have been meant to shield the wearers in the afterlife by limiting their visions and knowledge of it (Gonzoles 2840) an idea that was known to exist at the time and would develop further in the Cult of the Hammer and Cross, among other similar groups that dominated religious beliefs following the collapse of major world powers in the later half of the twenty-first century (Werlinich 2837)."