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

stuffwhitepeopleask:

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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.

Its really sad that I didn’t know any of this..

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I’ve recently stumbled upon a beautiful new Etsy shop and thought I’d do a little feature just to share it with all of you.

Unity Design Concepts is a small business run out of Albuquerque, New Mexico that specializes in showing the beauty in unity between your Zodiac signs. 

These lovely necklaces are just some of the items available on their website. 

Pictures above are sourced to the Etsy page.  Below are the main site, Etsy, and Facebook pages. 

http://unitydesignconcepts.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/UnityDesignConcepts

https://www.facebook.com/unitydesignconcepts

And now, a tumblr! http://wivolve.tumblr.com/

royal-zodiacs:

Aries: Ares

Taurus: Demeter

Gemini: Hermes

Cancer: Aphrodite  

Leo: Hera

Virgo: Hephaestus  

Libra: Apollo

Scorpio: Hades

Sagittarius: Zeus

Capricorn: Athena

Aquarius: Artemis

Pisces: Poseidon

sexi-marshmallow:

Wich one do you belong to? nwn~ 

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yeah, I deserve to be part of the scouting legion and kick some titan ass

sexi-marshmallow:

Wich one do you belong to? nwn~ 

Military police \(^-^) 

yeah, I deserve to be part of the scouting legion and kick some titan ass

twisted-sisters:

send me a fandom and i’ll list my five favorite characters

eggeworth:

  • cup your hands around them protectively
  • lift them from the ground
  • gently kiss their fuzzy heads
  • say “peep peep” calmingly so as not to be pecked
  • peep peep

literally, chicks

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I’m no gamer but

I’m no gamer but

dolly-fartin:

Have you ever seen anything so tragic?
Join the Battle for the Net

dolly-fartin:

Have you ever seen anything so tragic?

Join the Battle for the Net

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Rules: Always post the rules!! Post 5 random things about yourself and tag 10 other people. Repost this, don’t reblog.

1. I am an INTP

2. I hopelessly have a crush on someone for over 2 years now and it’s making me crazy.

3. 1 year left before I graduate junior high school

4.can’t wait for sembreak

5. i really need to change my url

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8. smittenbylondonworld

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Cheshire’s alive!!!

Cheshire’s alive!!!

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itsstuckyinmyhead:

Proof that tumblr is filled with psychopaths

(In the best way)

Welcome to the land of psychopaths and fandoms.

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ask-thetitanwhisperer:

meekasa:

is tumblr a titan



This is the most accurate thing ever

russian-bunnies:

ask-thetitanwhisperer:

meekasa:

is tumblr a titan

This is the most accurate thing ever

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I’ve noticed many people have been unfollowing me these days…well, I can’t blame them for I have been inactive lately. This is because I’m very busy with school; I can hardly spare some time for tumblr during the weekends.

Also, I plan on joining the Doodle 4 Google Philippines 2014 contest and the deadline for entries is on Sept. 19, which is the more reason why I’m very busy (doing research, sketches, etc.)

I also have quite a mountainload of work to do in school, aside from homework. I need to have the school paper layouted before the end of october and I also need to do some office work in the student council. Plus, I’m working on our science investigatory project right now.

Again, I apologize for the hiatus (though you really don’t care, duh). I can’t get back by semester break, so I’ll probably be active again around christmas season. Guess I’ll be missing out a lot on the fan…huuhuhuh

Anyways, when I get back I’ll go full time-fandom-crazee-overload!!!! for 24 hrs!!! I’ll also start posting some art and stuff. I also plan to join new fandoms…

See ya, my faithful followers and advanced Merry Christmas!!!

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