And catrinas themselves are a political parody from around the time of the Mexican revolution designed to mock rich Mexicans who would imitate European fashion. Which we now dress up as unironically because a fictional English spy made it cool.
The whole of the #DayOfTheDead celebration is a broken line of pastiche upon parody upon misunderstanding.
Hi Shop and Friends. I’ve been quiet but around. We’re deep into marking season so my life these days involves trying desperately to read my students’ thought process through the scribblings they leave me to decipher. So my free time tends to focus on less language based pursuits. Getting a lot of knitting done at least.
Never forget: most of us have been poisoned by a toxic educational system that teaches us systematically that failing at a task or not knowing a correct answer is shameful.
There is no inherent shame in failure, in not knowing, or in being wrong, and we shouldn't actively shame others for it.
Get back up, learn something new, and try again.
It'd be a real shame if a bunch of people went to this shitty article, hit the "Quick Poll" button in the upper right and voted for inclusion.
Sure hope nobody does that. You little rascals.
Finished the #knitting (and one seam) of the Hue Shift blanket. Only two more seams, a small boarder, and 100+ ends to weave in to go...
@jennemmer And I finally got my first no-tech-issues-involved physics class on Thursday! I am over a lecture behind where I need to be as a result though and need to figure out how to pick up the pace without losing everyone.
@Johannab I'm sorry your mentions have been suffering from a certain infestation, though, even if you do have the perspective to deal with it well.
Knitter, spinner, scientist, student, teacher - not necessarily in that order. (she/her or they/them).
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