theheirsofdurin

sinistrocular asked:

Thorin "earned" his braids very early on. Dwalin doesn't wear any because he feels that something in his hair doesn't represent his efforts in battle, his scars do.

theheirsofdurin answered:

i absolutely agree. he honors tradition and ‘rules’ but in a different way. during Azanulbizar he had braids, or at least adorned his hair with big cuffs (very similar to thorin’s). i think after the horror he’d seen there he realized that jewellery could never replace the scars. physical and psychological. also, i think as a substitute for the braids he used tattoos. i think every tattoo on him carries a story. who and what he lost. where his allegiance lies/durin crest and so on. and every scar is a reminder of what he fought for, who/what he protected. both those things are very permanent, unlike jewels in hair.

theheirsofdurin:

sinistrocular:

I love this, especially your emphasis on the permanence of both the scars and Dwalin’s allegiance. He really would follow the line of Durin anywhere. Thorin is all about reclaiming a glory lost, the jewel of Erebor, while Dwalin has already reclaimed himself and his scars. He is his own Erebor.

Exactly!!! Which is also why i believe Dwalin never really joined the quest solely because he wanted to reclaim their home. Sure, he cares for their lost kingdom and he wants to see it restored. But, he strikes me as a person who’s capable of creating home elsewhere and would’ve been comfortable living in Ered Luin for the rest of his life. Whereas Thorin isn’t. He could never be content in a place that is not Erebor, so he goes and tries to win it back and Dwalin follows because he swore allegiance to their future king and because his place is right next to Thorin, be it in Erebor or wherever.

chamiryokuroi
spicygay:

nezua:

cultureisnotacostume:

thisisnotlatinx:

lapinchecanela:

La Secretaría de Gobernación inició un proceso administrativo para sancionar a la cantante pop Miley Cyrus, quien durante su show de este martes 16 de septiembre, en la Arena Monterrey, se inclinó para que uno de sus bailarines le golpeara los glúteos con una bandera nacional-
Nota: http://www.proceso.com.mx/?p=382340
Lo curioso es que es el PAN quién pide la sanción siendo que ellos junto a los otros partidos  se limpian el culo diario con ella y la pinche constitución.

i hope they charge her 

Basically Miley Cyrus is in trouble with the Mexican government for rubbing a Mexican flag all over her fake butt that she was wearing. She could face a fine, like that matters, seeing as how she has plenty of money. Personally I don’t think it should be illegal to deface a flag, that falls under someone’s right to  freedom of speech. But Miley is being extremely disrespectful by doing this in Mexico, and this isn’t the first time she’s accessorized black culture or disrespected people’s culture/national symbols in general.
-Allyssa

Mexico’s laws regarding the national flag differ from those in the United States. You can’t use the Mexican flag on shirts, or merchandise, let alone burn it or express your opinion destructively using it. I’m guessing it has a little to do with the nature of the flag’s design; the story of Tenochtitlán, founded by heeding a Mexica oracle, indigenous pride in all of that, and the history of colonization (which, ironically, provided impetus for that flag). Given Mexico’s past of occupation & revolution, laws are strict on certain political expressions—especially when it comes to outsiders.
Miley Cyrus would know nothing or care nothing for understanding any of this. She is of the vampire clan, puro appropriation, whitewash, & disrespect to raise her own profits. I heard she got fined 200K for this, I hope it’s true.

She also did this on Mexican independence day, which adds another layer of disrespect and a lack of understanding for our history and our culture. Also “freedom of speech” means different things in different countries. Just because she has an American sense of entitlement doesn’t give her the right to ignore local laws and customs due to ignorance. 

spicygay:

nezua:

cultureisnotacostume:

thisisnotlatinx:

lapinchecanela:

La Secretaría de Gobernación inició un proceso administrativo para sancionar a la cantante pop Miley Cyrus, quien durante su show de este martes 16 de septiembre, en la Arena Monterrey, se inclinó para que uno de sus bailarines le golpeara los glúteos con una bandera nacional-

Nota: http://www.proceso.com.mx/?p=382340

Lo curioso es que es el PAN quién pide la sanción siendo que ellos junto a los otros partidos  se limpian el culo diario con ella y la pinche constitución.

i hope they charge her 

Basically Miley Cyrus is in trouble with the Mexican government for rubbing a Mexican flag all over her fake butt that she was wearing. She could face a fine, like that matters, seeing as how she has plenty of money. Personally I don’t think it should be illegal to deface a flag, that falls under someone’s right to  freedom of speech. But Miley is being extremely disrespectful by doing this in Mexico, and this isn’t the first time she’s accessorized black culture or disrespected people’s culture/national symbols in general.

-Allyssa

Mexico’s laws regarding the national flag differ from those in the United States. You can’t use the Mexican flag on shirts, or merchandise, let alone burn it or express your opinion destructively using it. I’m guessing it has a little to do with the nature of the flag’s design; the story of Tenochtitlán, founded by heeding a Mexica oracle, indigenous pride in all of that, and the history of colonization (which, ironically, provided impetus for that flag). Given Mexico’s past of occupation & revolution, laws are strict on certain political expressions—especially when it comes to outsiders.

Miley Cyrus would know nothing or care nothing for understanding any of this. She is of the vampire clan, puro appropriation, whitewash, & disrespect to raise her own profits. I heard she got fined 200K for this, I hope it’s true.

She also did this on Mexican independence day, which adds another layer of disrespect and a lack of understanding for our history and our culture. Also “freedom of speech” means different things in different countries. Just because she has an American sense of entitlement doesn’t give her the right to ignore local laws and customs due to ignorance.