My life is just a violent revolving door of different fandoms. Gaymer. Aspiring pastry chef. Little Monster. Pokemon Master.

 

eastiseverywhere:

Here’s some Southeast Asian Hindu temples!

Po Nagar 

Vietnam (before 781)

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Main shrine of Prambanan Temple

Indonesia, Java (850)

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Angkor Wat

Cambodia (early 1100s)

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Mother Temple of Besakih

Indonesia, Bali (c. 1200s-1500s)

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How did Hinduism get to Southeast Asia, you ask? Through sea trade - mostly conducted not by Northern Indians, but by the folks in the South.

Of particular note was the Chola Dynasty (300s BCE–1279 CE), centred in Tamil Nadu, which conquered most of Southeast Asia at one point and forced us to pay tribute. But we didn’t just absorb religion through conquest - there were merchants, like the members of the Ainnurruvar Guild, who sailed the ocean to trade in goods and ideas.

And boy, the influence was huge. Wikipedia notes:

Hinduism in Southeast Asia gave birth to the former Champa civilization in southern parts of Central Vietnam, Funan in Cambodia, the Khmer Empire in Indochina, Langkasuka Kingdom, Gangga Negara and Old Kedah in the Malay Peninsula, the Sriwijayan kingdom on Sumatra, the Singosari kingdom and the Majapahit Empire based in Java, Bali, and parts of the Philippine archipelago. The civilization of India influenced the languages, scripts, calendars, and artistic aspects of these peoples and nations.

The weird thing, of course, is that most of our cultures didn’t stay Hindu. Missionaries came, and we became Buddhist, Muslim, Christian. Even Angkor Wat got transformed from a Hindu temple to a Buddhist one.

Only Bali remains majority Hindu to this day.

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Seems to be working out for them.

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doctorinternet:

lipstickndynamite:

One of the best mom moments in TV history. I wish more parents knew how important it is to validate their children’s feelings.

What this is so beautiful

Marge tried real fucking hard sometimes.

Marge tried real fucking hard all the time

(Source: forgofamilyforgofriendsx)

feministroosterteeth:

geejayeff:

aaajmachine:

I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.

Yadriel & Maria appreciation post ✿◕‿◕✿

HE SAID MORE THAN HE DID ALL SEASON. I THOUGHT HE DIDN’T CARE. I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST BEING NICE AND LETTING HIS BABY MAMA SEE THE BABY THAT HE PROBABLY DIDN’T REALLY WANT AND BARELY LOOKED AFTER BUT I WAS FUCKING WRONG. I WAS WRONG ABOUT HIM. HE’S JUST QUIET. THE DUDE IS STOIC AS FUCK AND HE FUCKING LOVES MARIA AND HE LOVES THAT BABY AND IT’S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THE WAY HE GUSHES AND TALKS TO HER LIKE MARIA ASKED HIM TO DO BECAUSE HE WANTS HER TO GROW UP SMART AND LOVED.

But also look at how cute the baby is dressed in each visit. Who did that? Daddy did. But that’s exactly the kind of visual cue that gets lost when he’s getting judged for his bald head, tattoos and stoic (thuggish?) demeanor.

this was actually really important to me because there are tons of reasons for a person being fairly non-verbal. i really liked the portrayal of this relationship because she knows he doesn’t like to talk and it’s not really portrayed as problem for her, it’s not a problem for their relationship, she accepts him for who he is. but she knows that babies need communication for development and he cares about his baby so much that he makes such an effort to do it even though it doesn’t come naturally to him. and it’s so natural in that last scene, it’s so clear he does it all the time and i just really liked this part.

(Source: jamescookjr)