the space between insane and insecure
wash away my sins. make me a girl who'd never seen the firestorms of september, who'd never been shot... a nursery-rhyme girl in a blue dress holding a pet lamb in a cottage garden. it was me, after all





Nants ingonyama bagithi baba  [There comes a lion]
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama         [Oh yes, it's a lion]

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama


it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just
that’s a lion
this movie’s about a lion
just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here

I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things
'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'
So basically rap genius did this way better so all credit to them here
to grab the direct quotes:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba : 

This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.
The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.

Sithi uhm ingonyama:

The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.

Nants ingonAnnotateyama bagithi baba Sithi uhhmm ingonyama Ingonyama:

The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.

Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people
Siyo Nqoba:

The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”

IngonyamaIngonyama nengw’ enamabala:

The lion is now joined by a leopard.

So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.
'well you're just reading too much into it'
if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language

"You are meant to fall in love with Dug. Dug will be this plush, fat dog that you just instantly want to hug. So he’s meant to be a quick read. You have to get right away why Russell wants this dog and loves this dog." —Albert Lozano, designer


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AU where we’re all well rested and everyone loves their job

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angelina jolie’s daughter


and gwen stefani’s son


both so cute 

Parenting done right

ugh. this is so wrong. how can you support someone letting their kid wear socks on grass. do you know how hard it is to wash those stains out?

I thought I was going to have to yell at someone for being a close minded asswipe but that was the biggest plot twist of my life. 

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