esotERIC by nature

This is as frequent a chronicling of my life as any other. That being said, none other than this exist. So for your thirst of intelligence, quirky idealism, naivety and video games, consider this a valuable source of nourishment. And know that no where else on this planet, in this solar system, or even in this galaxy can you find someone like me.

leseanthomas:

With a booming economy in Nigeria and more black children than anywhere else in the world, Taofick Okoya was dismayed when he could not find a black doll for his niece.

The 43-year-old spotted a gap in the market and, with little competition from foreign firms such as Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie, he set up his own business. He outsourced manufacturing of doll parts to low-cost China, assembled them onshore and added a twist – traditional Nigerian costumes.

The dolls represent Nigeria’s three largest Ethnic Groups; Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba so far.

Seven years on, Okoya sells between 6,000 and 9,000 of his Queens of Africa and Naija Princesses a month, and reckons he has 10-15% of a small but fast-growing market.

"I like it," says Ifunanya Odiah, five, struggling to contain her excitement as she inspects one of Okoya’s dolls in a Lagos shopping mall. "It’s black, like me.”

Like Barbies, Okoya’s dolls are slim, despite the fact that much of Africa abhors the western ideal of stick-thin models. Okoya says his early templates were larger bodied, and the kids did not like them.

But he hopes to change that. “For now, we have to hide behind the ‘normal’ doll. Once we’ve built the brand, we can make dolls with bigger bodies.”

SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jan/15/barbie-nigeria-queen-africa-dolls-mattel-toymaker

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“As with Kahlo, there has been a tendency with O’Keeffe to view her work through the lens of her life story and relationship to a man, something that rarely happens with male artists. For instance, imagine a biography that examined the career of Jackson Pollock in relation to the ups and downs of his marriage with fellow artist Lee Krasner- inconceivable, yet usually unquestioned with Kahlo and O’Keeffe.”

—   Judy Chicago, callin’ bullshit on sexism in the art world (via rapunzelie)

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unimpressed2chainz:

"we need to separate woody allen the person from his art" we need to maybe separate your head from the rest of your body tho 

Nah, we need to separate Woody Allen, the pedophile, from the rest of the innocent children and people he has wronged, both literally and metaphorically with his very freedom. It’s called “prison”; that’s usually where we stuff insidious people such as he.

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The Bible is just mythology, and though myths have their basis in reality, to explain certain (once) unexplainable things, they have never been 100% fact.

(Source: peetamellarkswife, via chthonicentity)

thebrockway:

cracked:

His only regret was that he didn’t think of the one-liner ‘Human got your tongue?’ until the flight home.
The 5 Most Insane Ways People Survived Animal Attacks

#5. Carl Akeley Chokes Out a Leopard from the Inside
During an African expedition, [Akeley] came across a leopard and failed to kill it with his rifle. Either this was one of those notoriously dangerous “countin’ leopards,” or it was just feeling lucky, because the cat lunged right as Akeley ran out of ammo. With no other option in sight, he grabbed the leopard by the throat and started jamming his right hand into its mouth. The cat, initially surprised that its dinner was doing all the work for it, soon found itself suffocating. Ignoring the pain of being partially (if voluntarily) eaten, Akeley kept right on pushing his hand deep into the throat of the beast, choking it from the inside. In the end, he managed to kill the leopard with one long, slow, prolonged punch to the tonsils.

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You know it’s a good one when this is the SECOND most badass guy in the article. 

He probably shouldn’t have been shooting it; a real badass would have used his hands from the start.  I admire his tenacity and will to survive though.

thebrockway:

cracked:

His only regret was that he didn’t think of the one-liner ‘Human got your tongue?’ until the flight home.

The 5 Most Insane Ways People Survived Animal Attacks

#5. Carl Akeley Chokes Out a Leopard from the Inside

During an African expedition, [Akeley] came across a leopard and failed to kill it with his rifle. Either this was one of those notoriously dangerous “countin’ leopards,” or it was just feeling lucky, because the cat lunged right as Akeley ran out of ammo. With no other option in sight, he grabbed the leopard by the throat and started jamming his right hand into its mouth. The cat, initially surprised that its dinner was doing all the work for it, soon found itself suffocating. Ignoring the pain of being partially (if voluntarily) eaten, Akeley kept right on pushing his hand deep into the throat of the beast, choking it from the inside. In the end, he managed to kill the leopard with one long, slow, prolonged punch to the tonsils.

Read More

You know it’s a good one when this is the SECOND most badass guy in the article. 

He probably shouldn’t have been shooting it; a real badass would have used his hands from the start. I admire his tenacity and will to survive though.

(via thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout)

theeternalouroboros:

It’s Princess Zeldude!! 

Needed a real human head to make final adjustments to the wig and my boyfriend graciously agreed. I think he looks like Gimli’s illegitimate daughter >:) 

Gimli’s daughter though! Lol!

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😳😳😳😍😍😍😬😬

😳😳😳😍😍😍😬😬

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Women in glasses.

Women in glasses.

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