There are weird animes
But then there is Daily Lives of highshool boys
Is this even real… because it describes my daily life perfectly.
- me: this show is so fucked up
- me: *continues watching*
Anonymous said: I was talking to my mam a few years ago about the decline of the Irish language since the 1800s and she said that besides her love of the language itself, the main reason why she doesn't want it to die out is because, and I quote, "it'll mean that the British will have won" and that's stuck with me ever since.
"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about
This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).
34 notes is nowhere near enough. Spread this shit like fucking wild fire, because this shit needs to be heard.
LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR
VIVA AN GAEILGE
Had this convo with my dad the other day. I think we should always protect our culture at all cost.
The loss of the Irish language at this point would be one of British Imperialism’s most devastating triumphs over the Irish people. Cultural Imperialism taught us that we were less, that we were backwards, that our language was that of peasants and vagrants. If we let Irish die it will be the most literal silencing of all. Forgoing our own words for theirs. We should all make the effort to use whatever “cúpla focal” we have, even if all you can say is “An bhfuil cead again dúl go dtí an leithreas.” It is especially important to use Irish on social sites like this. We need to make Irish a living language again.
Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste, ná Béarla cliste.
This doesn’t even cover it, though… The British also tore down Irish structures and replaced them all with British ones… Even now, all those Irish towns and Irish pubs that we think of as iconic are what the British built. They also outlawed Irish music and dance, and ordered that all the Irish harps be destroyed.
In addition to tumblr, there are many shrines (websites) which provide mounds of information, media, and other assorted Mew and Mewtwo content. Unfortunately, most of them are no longer updated but they are still enjoyable to visit.
Back in the ancient days of the internet, there were multiple shrines dedicated to Mew and Mewtwo. Shrines were websites that focused on a particular character or a select population, rather than being generalized. I do not know what happened the Mew-centric shrines and most of the Mewtwo ones have gone to the dust. Yet a few do remain…
In addition to shrines, I have provided links to Youtube videos so you can have access to multimedia!
Older archived version here.
Kokowa Dokoda is by far my favorite of the Mewtwo shrines. It is stuffed with hidden information, compelling essays, and content pertaining to the Japanese version of Mewtwo - stuff you will not find anywhere else. I owe it to this individual for teaching me so much about Mewtwo. If there is one website you must visit, let it be this one!
This is another classic Mewtwo shrine, with content such as cultural differences, scans of The Birth of Mewtwo radio drama booklet, lots of fun. It is still maintained, although updated rarely. Great shrine!
Mewtopia is the very first of the great Mew and Mewtwo shrines, having existed since 1999. It was here that I discovered characters such as Ai, Miyamoto and Madame Boss, and learned about the radio drama.
This is a tribute to Ai (Amber), perhaps the most influential person in Mewtwo’s life. It explains all aspects of her.
A shrine dedicated to Mewtwo’s former “owner” and lifelong enemy, Sakaki/Giovanni. Remember that if it were not for Sakaki there would also be no Mewtwo…
The Mewtwo Codex
This is a unique website dedicated to limitless Mewtwo merchandise, from clothing to keychains, books to kitchen items… you name it. (Thanks, ctrlaltdel-123!)
Almost every Pokémon fan is aware of Bulbapedia, the ultimate wikia for anything related to the franchise. It is not extensive for Mew and Mewtwo information, but it does provide enough to be worthwhile on this list. Hey, if all else, you can double-check at what level Mew learns Aura Sphere and get some trivia on Mewtwo. Bulbapedia is a great “go-to” source and I use it frequently.
Myuutsu no Gyakushuu/Mewtwo’s Counterattack (Mewtwo Strikes Back) can be watched at this Youtube link. It’s subbed!
The subbed version of the ten-minute short Myuutsu no Tanjou (The Birth of Mewtwo) is available here. Keep in mind that it is a summarized version of the third track in the radio drama known as “Mewtwo and Ai”.
The Myuutsu no Tanjou (The Birth of Mewtwo) radio drama is available here, transcribed into English for understanding. The link goes to Part 1 - “The Phantom Mew” - but you can find all five parts on the channel.
Hey look, I made that last one!