lets-dream:

rphelper:

28 Days Later… (2002)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
30 Days of Night (2007)
30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)
100 Bloody Acres (2012)
1408 (2007)
The ABCs of Death (2012)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Afflicted (2013)
Aftershock (2012)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
American Mary (2012)
American Psycho (2000)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Amityville 3-D (1983)
The Amityville Curse (1989)
Amityville 1992: It’s About Time (1992)
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
The Amityville Asylum (2013)
And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Angel Heart (1987)
Antichrist (2009)
The Apparition (2012)
April Fool’s Day (1986)
Army of Darkness (1992)
The Awakening (2011)
Bad Milo (2013)
Basket Case (1982)
Basket Case 2 (1990)
The Battery (2012)
The Bay (2012)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
The Beyond (1981)
The Birds (1963)
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Christmas (2006)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blob (1988)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Brain Damage (1988)
Brain Dead (1990)
Brain Dead (2007)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
The Brood (1979)
Bug (2006)
The Burning (1981)
Cabin by the Lake (2000)
Cabin Fever (2002)
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Candyman (1992)
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (2013)
Carriers (2009)
Case 39 (2009)
Castle Freak (1995)
The Changeling (1980)
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Child’s Play (1988)
Child’s Play 2 (1990)
Child’s Play 3 (1991)
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1973)
Christine (1983)
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Citadel (2012)
The City of the Dead (1960)
Cloverfield (2008)
Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
The Collection (2012)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
The Conjuring (2013)
The Crazies (1973)
The Crazies (2010)
Creature (1985)
Creature (1998)
Creature (2011)
Creep (2004)
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
Creepshow (1982)
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Creepshow III (2006)
The Crow (1994)
The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
The Crow: Salvation (2000)
The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
Cube (1997)
Cube2: Hypercube (2002)
Cube Zero (2004)
Cujo (1983)
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Dark Skies (2013)
Darkness Falls (2003)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Dead & Breakfast (2004)
Dead & Buried (1981)
Dead & Deader (2006)
Dead Air (2009)
Dead Alive (1992)
Dead and Gone (2008)
Dead at 17 (2008)
Dead End (2003)
Dead End (2012)
Dead Ringer (1964)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Dead Silence (2007)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Deep Red (1975)
Deep Red (1994)
Deliverance (1972)
Delivery: The Beast Within (2013)
Dementia 13 (1963)
The Descent (2005)
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Detention (2011)
Devil (2010)
The Devil Inside (2012)
The Devils (1971)
Devil’s Due (2014)
The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
Don’t Look Now (1973)
Dracula (1979)
Dracula (1992)
Dracula (2006)
Dracula (2009)
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Dracula 3000 (2004)
Dracula 3D (2012)
Dracula: The Impaler (2013)
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Dracula: Reborn (2012)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Duel (1971)
Dust Devil (1992)
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)
Eaten Alive (1977)
The Entity (1982)
Eraserhead (1977)
Event Horizon (1997)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead (2013)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
The Exorcist (1973)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
The Exorcist III (1990)
Exorcist Chronicles (2013)
The Faculty (1998)
Fido (2006)
A Field in England (2013)
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
The Final Destination (2009)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
The Fly (1986)
The Fly II (1989)
The Fog (1980)
The Fog (2005)
Fortress (1985)
Frailty (2001)
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Frenzy (1972)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Friday the 13th (2009)
Fright Night (1985)
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
Fright Night (2011)
Fright Night 2 (2013)
The Frighteners (1996)
The Frightening (2002)
From Beyond (1986)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999)
Frozen (2010)
The Funhouse (1981)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
Grace (2009)
Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Grindhouse (2007)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Halloween (2007)
Halloween II (2009)
Hatchet (2006)
Hatchet II (2010)
Hatchet III (2013)
Haunt (2013)
Haunted (1995)
Haunted Echoes (2008)
The Haunted Airman (2006)
A Haunted House (2013)
A Haunted House 2 (2014)
Haunter (2013)
The Haunted Palace (1963)
The Haunting (1963)
The Haunting (1999)
The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Haunting of the Innocent (2014)
Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
Hell Baby (2013)
Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Hellraiser (1987)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Hide and Seek (2000)
Hide and Seek (2005)
Hide and Seek (2013)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
The Hitcher (1986)
The Hitcher (2007)
Honeymoon (2014)
Horror Express (1972)
House (1977)
House (1986)
House (2008)
House at the End of the Street (2012)
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
House of the Dead (2003)
The House of the Devil (2009)
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
House of Wax (2005)
The Howling (1981)
The Howling: Reborn (2011)
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
I Am Legend (2007)
I Sell the Dead (2008)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Identity (2003)
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Inferno (1980)
Inland Empire (2006)
The Innkeepers (2011)
Inside (2007)
Insidious (2010)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Intruders (2011)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
It’s Alive (1974)
It’s Alive (2008)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Jason X (2001)
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Land of the Dead (2005)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Legion (2010)
Let Me In (2010)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
The Lords of Salem (2012)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)
Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)
The Loved Ones (2012)
Magic (1978)
Mama (2013)
Maniac (1980)
Maniac (2012)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
May (2002)
Misery (1990)
The Mist (2007)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
My Soul to Take (2010)
Near Dark (1987)
New Nightmare (1994)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Night of the Demons (1988)
Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
Night of the Demons III (1997)
Night of the Demons (2009)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012)
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)
Nightbreed (1990)
The Ninth Gate (1999)
No One Lives (2012)
Oculus (2013)
The Omen (1976)
The Omen (2006)
One Missed Call (2008)
Opera (1987)
The Other (1972)
The Others (2001)
The Pact (2012)
Pandorum (2009)
Paperhouse (1988)
Paprika (2006)
Paranoia (2011)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Paranormal Asylum: The Revenge of Typhoid Mary (2013)
Paranormal Entity (2009)
Peeping Tom (1960)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Phantasm (1979)
Phantasm II (1988)
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
Phenomena (1985)
Piranha (1978)
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
Piranha (1995)
Piranha 3D (2010)
Piranha 3DD (2012)
Piranhaconda (2012)
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Planet Terror (2007)
Poltergeist (1982)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Poltergeist III (1988)
Pontypool (2008)
Possessed (2000)
Possession (1981)
The Possession (2012)
The Possession of David O’Reilly (2010)
The Possession of Michael King (2014)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Predatory Instinct (2011)
Premature Burial (1962)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Pulse (2006)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)
Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)
Puppetmaster (1989)
Prom Night (1980)
Prom Night (2008)
Prometheus (2012)
Psycho (1960)
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho III (1986)
Psycho (1998)
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Q (1982)
The Quiet Ones (2014)
Rabid (1977)
Rabid Love (2013)
Race with the Devil (1975)
Ravenous (1999)
Raze (2013)
Re-Animator (1985)
[REC] (2007)
Red Eye (2005)
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
Red State (2011)
Repulsion (1965)
Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
The Ring (2002)
The Ring Two (2005)
Room 6 (2006)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Saw VI (2009)
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
Scanners (1981)
Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
Scream (1996)
Scream 2 (1997)
Scream 3 (2000)
Scream 4 (2011)
Se7en (1995)
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Seance: The Summoning (2012)
Season of the Witch (2011)
The Seasoning House (2012)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
The Sentinel (1977)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Session 9 (2001)
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Shark Night 3D (2011)
Sharknado (2013)
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
Sharktopus (2010)
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The Shining (1980)
Shiver (2012)
Shutter (2008)
Shutter Island (2010)
Signs (2002)
Silent Hill (2006)
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
Silent House (2011)
Sisters (1973)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Silent Night (2012)
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
Silver Bullet (1985)
Sinister (2011)
Sinister (2012)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor (2012)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Slither (2006)
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Sorority Row (2009)
Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
Splice (2009)
Stage Fright (2014)
Stake Land (2010)
The Stepfather (1987)
The Stepfather (2009)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
Stoker (2013)
Strait-Jacket (1964)
The Strangers (2008)
Straw Dogs (1971)
Straw Dogs (2011)
Survival of the Dead (2009)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
sxtape (2013)
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
Targets (1968)
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
The Tenant (1976)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Theatre of Blood (1973)
They Live (1988)
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (2011)
Tremors (1990)
Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Tourist Trap (1979)
Tower of London (1962)
Tower of Terror (1997)
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
Transylmania (2009)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2011)
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
V/H/S (2012)
V/H/S 2 (2013)
Vampire Circus (1972)
Vampires Suck (2010)
The Vanishing (1988)
The Vanishing (1993)
Videodrome (1983)
Village of the Damned (1960)
Village of the Damned (1995)
Warm Bodies (2013)
A Warning to the Curious (1972)
We Are What We Are (2013)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
When A Stranger Calls (1979)
When A Stranger Calls (2006)
When A Stranger Calls Back (1993)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Wicker Man (2006)
Willow Creek (2013)
Witchfinder General (1968)
Wolf Creek (2005)
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
The Wolfman (2010)
The Woman in Black (1989)
The Woman in Black (2012)
Wrong Turn (2003)
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Zombieland (2009)

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malayalapaadavali:

This one is for all of you beautiful out here. You guys are the best! :)
Ps: As far as I can remember, I don’t think Malayalam has a direct equivalent to Handsome, but Sundharan is used most commonly. 
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malayalapaadavali:

This one is for all of you beautiful out here. You guys are the best! :)

Ps: As far as I can remember, I don’t think Malayalam has a direct equivalent to Handsome, but Sundharan is used most commonly. 

ansunikahaniyan:

Shikhandi and Other Stories They Don’t Tell You

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women, Feminism clarifies women and men are equal, Queerness questions what constitutes male and female.

In his latest book, “Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You”, mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik explores the various stories revolving around queer topics that were a part of ancient Indian history but are seemingly and conveniently forgotten in the current society. 
Contrasting the popular belief in present day Indian society, that queerness and the LGBT+ community should be condemned and denounced as they go against the culture, traditions and history of India and are nothing but a Western corruption, Devdutt Pattanaik draws upon various Hindu oral myths as well as sacred texts which narrate tales of homosexual relationships, trans and intersex identities and other MOGII groups amongst not only humans, demigods and spirits but also Gods and Goddesses who constantly challenge the normative stances on gender roles and identities.

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J’s doing night shifts this week and boy am I dreading going to sleep alone. Cuddles are definitely not over rated and jesus, I need a night light again. :|

dylano-brien:

Welcome to Reclaim the Bindi Week! This is a campaign to help us brown people reclaim our culture by overrunning tumblr with our fabulous selves embracing it.
What is Our Goal?

To reclaim our culture from appropriators by flooding the bindi tag with selfies, pictures, anecdotes, stories, art, ANYTHING reclaiming the bindi and our culture 

When is this happening?

October 19th through October 25th (with hopefully a HUGE amount of participation on Diwali, the 23rd)

What should you do?

Now:
Reblog this post to spread the word
From October 19th-25th:
Post selfies with you wearing a bindi, art, stories, ANYTHING reclaiming our culture with the tags #bindi and #reclaimthebindiweek so that we all can see them 
Follow the reclaimthebindi blog 
Submit your selfies and such to the reclaimthebindi blog so even more people can see them 

And that’s it - so let’s get to reclaiming what is rightfully ours! 

dylano-brien:

Welcome to Reclaim the Bindi Week! This is a campaign to help us brown people reclaim our culture by overrunning tumblr with our fabulous selves embracing it.

What is Our Goal?
To reclaim our culture from appropriators by flooding the bindi tag with selfies, pictures, anecdotes, stories, art, ANYTHING reclaiming the bindi and our culture 
When is this happening?

October 19th through October 25th (with hopefully a HUGE amount of participation on Diwali, the 23rd)

What should you do?

Now:

  • Reblog this post to spread the word

From October 19th-25th:

  • Post selfies with you wearing a bindi, art, stories, ANYTHING reclaiming our culture with the tags #bindi and #reclaimthebindiweek so that we all can see them 
  • Follow the reclaimthebindi blog 
  • Submit your selfies and such to the reclaimthebindi blog so even more people can see them 

And that’s it - so let’s get to reclaiming what is rightfully ours! 

yagazieemezi:

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. “It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be.”

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself." (keep reading)

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illmaticraj: ghost, nosferatu, godzilla, frankenstein's monster, king kong, sharktopus, robot :D :D :D :D have fun with these!! :D :D

Oh lord! You really went all out with those. Anyway, here you go:

ghost: what would you like on your tombstone?

Something like, “On a cloudless rainy day, with no thunder but a storm brewing, you know I will be back.” Haha just kidding, I don’t know, I’ll probably consider being cremated. Half the ashes can go back to Kerala and half can stay in London.

nosferatu: what, as a child, did you imagine went bump in the night?

When I was young, there was an abundance of Malayalam horror films, with the threat of the lone beautiful yakshi who wouldn’t hesitate to kill. Fair enough, she mostly killed men, but damn, on the hot nights when I slept next to the open windows in Kerala, I nearly had heart attacks every time I thought heard something under the bed.

godzilla: what do you do when you are angry? are you ever destructive?

I rarely get truly angry. In fact, I don’t think I have been in that situation for a while. I usually end up saying something horrible to whoever has pissed me off, slam a door or two, lock myself in my room and write the most angsty stories I ever could. Personally, I feel like anger makes me more productive, at least in a creative aspect.

frankenstein’s monster: when you fall apart, what pulls you back together?

I haven’t been in too terrible situations but almost always I have realised that there is someone who truly cares about me and no matter how shit things can get, there is way to move on and that it can be much easier to get there with the help of your friends and family.

king kong: what are some questionable choices you’ve made lately?

I suppose this is relative. I don’t regret any of my choices lately and most likely would do things exactly as I have already done so.

sharktopus: what is something you’ve done that was ridiculous or a bad decision?

When I was 12 or 13, I quit the athletics team and man, I have always regretted that and quitting dance after my arangettam. They probably aren’t bad decisions in the greater scheme of things, but not doing either at the moment sort of makes me feel like a sour loser.

robot: what is a habit you do without thinking?

Quite often, I say stupid and inappropriate things without really thinking it through. It’s like I don’t have a filter. While they haven’t been too ignorant or cruel, sometimes I wish I had thought things through for another second or two before blurting it out.

In various schools in Uganda, and some other parts of Africa, children as young as five are punished for speaking African languages, indigenous languages and mother tongues at school. The modes of punishment differ. The most common one in Uganda is wearing a dirty sack until you meet someone else speaking their mother tongue and then you pass the sack on to them. In some schools, there are specific pupils and students tasked with compiling lists of fellow pupils and students speaking mother tongues. This list is then handed over to a teacher responsible for punishing these language rule-breakers. According to Gilbert Kaburu, some schools have aprons that read: “Shame on me, I was speaking vernacular” handed over to an offender of the No Vernacular rule, who then is tasked with finding the next culprit to give the apron. Most of the punishments, in their symbolism emphasise the uselessness of the African languages.

Commenting on a photo of two children in Uganda wearing dirty sacks as punishment for speaking their mother tongues, Zimbabwean writer, Tendai Huchu says:

“That sums up our self loathing and inferiority complex. Junot Diaz once said we do a better job of enforcing white supremacy ourselves than white supremacists ever could. I should add, notice how the punishment consists of wearing sack-cloth. The image is telling. You are rags if you speak your own language.”

Halima Hosh, agreeing with Tendai Huchu opines:

“It’s outrageous. What a slave mentality that a colonial language is considered higher or better/more worth than their own local language. Unbelievable. Do the Europeans learn any African language in school? No. Why not? Because we are not proud of our heritage, not proud of our languages, not proud of Black African history. These teachers need to be fired.

This is a serious problem. Read the entire article here: http://thisisafrica.me/schools-punishing-children-speaking-african-languages/ (via linglife)

Languages don’t generally become endangered because people just don’t really feel like speaking them anymore: it’s often much more brutal. And similar methods for repressing indigenous languages happen all over the world: this reminded me of a memorable quote from a man in Alaska “Whenever I speak Tlingit, I can still taste the soap.” 

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I didn’t make much of this when I was young, but it so frustrating to realize that similar situations were the norm in many “English Medium” schools in Kerala, India, just like the one I went for a while. I think my school used to fine students or make them read out a speech in English during assembly. They used to have prefects who would tell on you, even if you spoke in Malayalam on the school buses. At least it is a relief to know there is an increasing interest among the youth in learning and rediscovering Malayalam, be it may, through bands like Avial or Thaikkudam Bridge or even the ever popular Malayalam cinema.

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monster mashing questions

  • ghost: what would you like on your tombstone?
  • dracula: are you afraid of aging? or death?
  • nosferatu: what, as a child, did you imagine went bump in the night?
  • creature from the black lagoon: what's your favorite place to go for a break? (eg vacation spot or comforting place, book, etc)
  • godzilla: what do you do when you are angry? are you ever destructive?
  • frankenstein's monster: when you fall apart, what pulls you back together?
  • the blob: do you collect anything? if so, what & why?
  • zombie: when was the last time you trusted your gut? was it successful?
  • mothra: what is something dangerous that attracts or fascinates you?
  • king kong: what are some questionable choices you've made lately?
  • alien: what is your strangest feature?
  • 50 ft woman: what is your most prominent strength?
  • witch: if you could magically change anything about yourself right now, what would it be and why?
  • cthulhu: do you like the ocean? why or why not?
  • nessie: have you ever felt invisible to people -- the feeling of not existing?
  • mutant spider: what is one of your biggest fears?
  • werewolf: if you could change into any nonhuman animal and back at will, what animal would you change into and why?
  • freddy kreuger: what is one of your worst nightmares?
  • jason voorhees: do you feel you are laughed at often? do you laugh at other people? if so, in what situations?
  • golem: if you could make up an imaginary friend, what would they be like and why?
  • leprechaun: what is your "pot of gold" (or white whale, if you'd rather)
  • sharktopus: what is something you've done that was ridiculous or a bad decision?
  • mummy: would you like to ever have children? why or why not?
  • robot: what is a habit you do without thinking?