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    American Girl stories were the best tbh

    Dude, read the books, she and her mom freed themselves in Book 1. We don’t disrespect American Girl in this house

    Don’t you dare disrespect Addy, or any of my girls for that matter. American Girl used to be legit. Good stories, good dolls, good movies.

    Felicity’s story was set in the beginnings of the American Revolution, and addressed the conflict that she faced when her loved ones were split between patriots and loyalists. It also covered the effects of animal abuse, and forgiving those who are unforgivable.

    Samantha’s stories centered around the growth of industrial America, women’s suffrage, child abuse, and corruption in places of power. Also, it emphasises how dramatically adoption into a caring family can turn a life around.

    Kit’s story is one of my favorites. Her family is hit hard by the Great Depression, and they begin taking in boarders and raise chickens to help make ends meet. Her books include themes of poverty, police brutality, homelessness, prejudice, and the importance of unity in difficult times.

    Molly’s father, a doctor, is drafted during the Second World War. Throughout her story, friends of hers suffer the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers overseas. Her mother leaves the traditional housewife position and works full-time to help with the war effort. They also take in an English refugee child, who learns to open up after a life of traumatic experience.

    American Girl stories have always featured the very harsh realities of America through the years. But they’re always presented honestly, yet in ways that kids can understand. They just go to show that you don’t have to live in a perfect time to be a real American girl.

    Dont you fucking dare disrespect the American Girls in my house. ESPECIALLY Addy!! That was my first REAL contact with the horrors of slavery, as I read about her father being whipped and sold and her mother escaping with her to freedom, but also how freedom was still a struggle.

    A slave doll. Please. Read the books.

    Don’t forget Kirsten, the Swedish immigrant who had to deal with balancing her own culture and learning the english language and customs of her classmates, or Kaya (full name Kaya'aton'my, or She Who Arranges Rocks) , the brave but careless girl from the Nez Perce tribe, or Josefina, the Mexican girl learning to be a healer.

    And then there are the later dolls, that kids younger than me would have grown up with (I was just outgrowing American Girl as these came out), like Rebecca, the Jewish girl who dreams of becoming an actress in the budding film industry, or  Julie, who fights against her school’s gender policy surrounding sports in the 70s, or  Nanea, the Hawaiian girl whose father worked at Pearl Harbor.

    These books, these characters, are fantastic pictures into life for girls in America throughout the years, they pull no punches with the horrors that these girls had to face in their different time periods, and in many cases I learned more history from these series than social studies at school. And that’s without even mentioning the “girl of the year” series where characters are created in the modern world to help girls deal with issues like friend problems, moving, or bullying. We do NOT disrespect American Girl in this house.

    American Girl is probably going to be the only exposure young girls are going to get to history from a female perspective. This is actually kind of important considering that in history classes we dont really get that exposure. We dont hear about what women felt and endured during these time periods cause schools are too busy teaching us about what happened from the male perspective, which is not unimportant, but we need both. Girls need both.

    These books were such a crucial part of my childhood and shaped my love of history, which still ensures today. These books can be a young girl’s first lessons in diversity and cultural awareness (hopefully burying that insensitive “we’re all Americans” tripe) and looking at history from more perspectives than just that taught in school. They also are an example of how women have ALWAYS been part of history, which some people would rather us not believe.

    I think Kit and Kaya were the newest American Girls when I started “aging out” of the books, but hearing about some of these kinda makes me want to revisit them!

    I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you know what?

    Nah.

    OP (of the tweet thread) was either a actively trying to start shit or is just a huge fucking moron. Probably both.

    I’d like to point out that the company that makes American Girl dolls actually doesn’t skimp when doing their research and they don’t make the dolls with the intent to be offensive in any way:

    And they departed from the norm in Kaya’s doll to fit her culture! The other dolls all show their teeth, and Kaya does not because that is considered rude in the Nez Perce culture!

    It is absolutely true that these books covered the stuff in history that was absent from our history books. I still distinctly remember reading about Addy being forced to eat bugs she missed on tobacco plants, and that started me out from a different perspective and made it easier for me to know to reject the sanitized version of the slave trade we’re taught in school. And these books are targeted at ages 8+, which is a pretty critical time for developing your own thinking and morals.

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    Video of Tama

    Follow <>Ultrafacts<> for more facts

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    The picture in the background of the second one

    Tama is boss

    THE TRAINS HAVE CARTOON TAMAS ON THEM

    Sad update everyone, Tama recently passed away… An estimated 3,000 people, including railway officials, attended Tama the cat’s funeral on Sunday, days after she died of heart failure aged <>16. [x]

    For those who haven’t read articles about it, the local shrine elevated her to a god. She’s now the Eternal Stationmaster and patron god of the station.

    Beautiful.

    Now I’m crying thanks

    and a new cat was hired right?

    yep! her name is Nitama (essentially ”second tama” or “tama II”) and she served under Tama as an apprentice before being appointed her deputy

    she works very hard

    Everytime this crosses my dash, I reblog. It is the law.

    Law

    I’m crying at 11pm over train cats

    Nitama, already now a mature cat (born 2010), has a protege named Yontama (fourth Tama, b. 2016).  There is no information available for either the physical befellment or tragic self-disgrace which has removed Santama from contention.

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    ^Nitama majestic, and below with Yontama

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    Yontama.

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    a legacy

    okay but actually what happened to santama (or sun-tama-tama, which is her name because it’s a pun on santama) was that she was basically sent to train for the position in okayama and they liked her so much they refused to send her back

    “Sun-tama-tama” (a pun off of “Santama”, lit. “third Tama”) was a calico cat sent for training in Okayama. Sun-tama-tama was considered as a candidate for Tama’s successor, but the Okayama Public Relations representative who had been caring for Sun-tama-tama refused to give the cat up writing, “I will not let go of this child, she will stay in Okayama.” [25]

    As of September 2018, Sun-tama-tama is working as the stationmaster in Naka-ku, Okayama and appears occasionally on Tama’s Twitter account.

    Every time I see this post there’s new info and it gets better

    You are only allowed to scroll pass this after you pay tribute to the great Tama Station masters.

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    The shrine of Tama Daimyōjin (Great gracious deity Tama), next to the Kishi station where she worked.

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    Nitama presenting her yearly offerings to Tama Daimyōjin on the anniversary of Tama’s Death, June 23 (The offerings are presented by the company president, as Nitama is a cat and thus can’t hold the offerings herself) (Not pictured, but also present, Yontama)

    you cannot pass without reblogging guys. i’m sorry, i don’t make the rules.

    You can’t not reblog a goddess. It’s just what’s so. :)

    We are going to bake a rainbow cake!

    Can you teach us how to bake one??

    Of course! But keep in mind, this is only our second attempt!

    For the cake we are going to bake, you will need the following:

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    <>Step 1)Put the sugar and butter into a bowl and mix together until smooth.

    <>Step 2)Mix the eggs and the vanilla extract into the mixture until combined.

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    [Here you see Pride Knight Roderick cracking an egg]

    A one-handed egg crack and baking while wearing helmets…absolute legends

    After seeing Wizard Howl cracking eggs with one hand in Howl’s Moving Castle, I just had to practice it!

    <>Step 3)Mix the flour into the mixture until combined. Then separate the mixture equally into six different bowls. After this, put food colouring into it. You don’t need too much of it! (We used about half a teaspoon of each colour) Then stir the colours into the mixture.

    <>Step 4) Grease up some sandwich tins (we used 20cm/8 inch ones) and put one of the coloured mixtures into it. We used two sandwich tins at a time because we could only fit two tins onto a single tray in the oven. You don’t want to put the tins onto different trays because they will cook at different speeds. Then put the tins with the mixture into the middle of the oven at 160°C or 320°F for 15 minutes, swapping each colour out until you have them all done.

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    <>Step 5) Once they come out of the oven, you’ll have cakes that look like the photo below! Don’t be worried if your cake looks a bit discoloured, it’s normal as the cake baked while touching the metal tin. We used a bowl as a template to cut around the cake to make it a bit smaller and to show off the vibrant colour!

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    <>Step 6) Now lets make the icing! Mix 350g (1.5 cups) of butter, 700g (5.5 cups) of icing sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract together with an electric whisk until nice and smooth. Be careful, icing sugar can be messy!

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    <>Step 7) After the cakes have cooled off, place the first cake layer down (purple) and cover the top with icing. Next place the  blue cake layer on top and again cover the top with icing. Repeat this step for all the colours, next placing green, yellow, orange, and then red. Finish this step by covering the whole cake with icing.

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    Pride Knight Gareth is putting on the icing now. Look at how focused he is!

    We are almost done! Stay tuned for the big reveal!

    ihavetoomanyshipsandfandomsfuck

    Im so excited, ive never been this invested in a cake before

    We did it!! Who wants a slice?

    This is how i know we’re not in hell because these people exist

    I love you guys but the cake….it looks a bit messy 🙈

    You are right, but all that matters in the end is what is inside

    How did a slice of cake become so inspirational, how do you guys manage to make everything so wholesome and affirming?

    Does she fancy me?

    Or is she just being friendly?

    My favourite game

    Update: she fancies me

    Update: She’s my girlfriend

    Update: We live together

    Update: We just got our first house 🏡

    Update: Here’s us with our first Christmas Tree

    Update: Here’s a little doodle of us I had commissioned for her birthday

    Update, we’re engaged

    THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER

    From, “Fancies me” to “Fiances me” in one thread

    I have no conspiracy or anything to say about this. I just believe that some of you need to see something good and wholesome at this moment in time. Have some serotonin is you will.

    I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:

    <>IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.

    1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.

    2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.

    3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”

    4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”

    5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.

    <>TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.

    Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, ei<>ther. Pass it on.

    orangeninjadan

    why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

    anniecrestadair

    I actually had to do this once. She lived.

    qelato

    if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.

    Reblog this!! This can save somebody’s life!

    reblog.

    help.

    do not scroll down.

    saiko-the-pillow-child

    I SWEAR TO GOD IF ANYONE SCROLLS PAST THIS WITHOUT REBLOGGING I WILL LITTERALLY FIND THEM AND GIVE THEM A LECTURE

    galaxyhowlter

    may I just update this?

    see the little thing that says help?

    christopherandhisstuff

    Don’t ever scroll past this post. FUCKING NEVER SCROLL PAST!!!

    xcassidy

    🌸🌸🌸

    Anyone know where it is on mobile ???

    child-of-t

    You report the user, choose “something else”, scroll down and choose “suicide or self harm”

    autumnthejokerat

    DO NOT SCROLL DOWN

    REBLOG TO LITERALLY SAVE A LIVE

    Please don’t scroll past this post, you could save someone’s life.

    How to do this on mobile if you didn't know!!!

    Used my own blog to help you find it!!! Please reblog to save a life!!