Mirth Alia
21 December 2011 @ 11:33 am
In other news: TELL ME STUFF?  
Man, I have been so boring lately.

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR MORE INTERESTING LIVES, FRIENDS. I probably won't have anything interesting to talk about until I finish my George Clutesi books. WHAT HAVE YOU ALL BEEN UP TO.
 
 
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Mirth Alia
07 November 2011 @ 04:33 pm
Semi-reminders for myself. Cultural appropriation is Not Cool.  
"Although neighbouring peoples such as the Salish nations also traditionally produced art which shares some of the characteristics of Northwest Coast art, these styles of art are not usually included in the term, since the patterns and artifacts produced are rather different. For example, Salish peoples traditionally created standing welcome figures not created by other Northwest Coast peoples, did not traditionally create totem poles, and did not traditionally use the form lines and shapes of other Northwest Coast peoples.[4] One corollary of this fact is that — contrary to popular belief — other than some of the peoples of the Olympic Peninsula, no Native American nations of Washington and Oregon states produced totem poles and other characteristic, formline, Northwest Coast-style art objects before European contact.[5]

Traditionally, within a given community, some patterns and motifs could be used only by certain families and lineages, or with the agreement of those families and lineages. Today in British Columbia it is generally acknowledged that only First Nations artists of the appropriate nation have the moral right to produce art of given types and using given motifs. Some non-Native artists, such as John Livingston, have been adopted into First Nations and have thus formally acquired the right to produce such art.[1] In some Nations such as the Haida adoptions are simply seen as gestures and claims to produce work are viewed as economic and cultural appropriation."


Gotta be careful about this stuff.
 
 
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Mirth Alia
01 September 2011 @ 09:30 am
Guys guys  
Guys give me something to talk about other than incoherent fangirling over all the awesome players and threading at [insanejournal.com profile] sabra_la_tau. It's just making me want to play like crazy or at [community profile] aather's parallel awesomeness but I've done this too many times before not to know how it'll end up. Saaaave meeeee.

On the upside, I'm doing more drawing! Kind of? Hopefully this will continue to be a trend.

There is nothing else interesting going on in my life. Still coming up with ridiculous transformation items and convoluted world rules for everyone-is-a-magical-girl verse. Still researching for the Mystery video game of Mystery (I'm doing it ass-backwards so the plot is coming first, then mechanics, then the actual learning of the programming). I'm loving First Nations culture more and more the deeper I get into it. I've always loved the art and mythology, ever since I discovered the Museum of Civilization back in Ottawa, and the societal structures and ways of living are fascinating. Plus there's been a lot of awesome related specials on TV lately, leading to my discovery of stuff like this and this, which excites me to no end. I hope I can do the culture justice. ahh so much research ahhh
 
 
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