Manchac, LA 7/21
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Somewhere outside of Gaffney, South Carolina.
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Sorry but I kinda hate that post that’s like “REAL rednecks hate cops!!” because like. It’s so obvious that y’all live in the north lmao. Like am I insane or can some other deep southerners back me up when I say that every self-proclaimed redneck I know is a violent racist from a long line of violent racists
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Men gambling with money earned in the cotton fields. Near Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1939.
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cellography by kimartist
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A woman in Washington, North Carolina looking to her religious altar. By Danish photographer Jacob Holdt, from his “American Pictures” (1997) series.
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International Jazz Day
International Jazz Day or Jazz Day is celebrated on April 30 of every year. The International Jazz Day celebrates the historical, cultural, and educational contribution to Jazz Music. The day mainly aims at spreading the awareness about this unique musical style, and to promote the cultural, and social values which Jazz stands for.
“Normally, things are viewed in these little-segmented boxes. There’s classical, and then there’s jazz; romantic, and then there’s baroque. I find that very dissatisfying. I was trying to locate the thread that connects one type of music – one type of musician – to another, and to follow that thread in some natural, evolutionary way.” – Jerry Lee Lewis
History of International Jazz Day
UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) designed the International Jazz Day to celebrate the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people. The Day was proclaimed during the UNESCO General Conference in November 2011. Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General and Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador kicked off the first annual International Jazz Day in Paris. The International Jazz Day brings together the communities, artists, schools, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn more about the jazz music. And also to raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, and reinforce international cooperation and communication.
How to celebrate the International Jazz Day
Celebrating the International Jazz Day is quite easy and very simple to remember. Celebrate the Jazz Day by just attending the Jazz concerts and performances, film screenings, and conference and panel discussions.
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Native golden pitcher plants, Georgia
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hey!! first off thank you for doing what you do, we appreciate it so much! secondly, i was wondering if you had any recs for mlm books that take place in the deep south? thank you again and i hope you have a great day 💛
Hmm, Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson is the big one that comes to mind. Not sure where Atlanta fits into the Deep South but Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and I think everything by Julian Winters is set thereabouts. If I can stretch out a little further into Appalachia, I'll mention that Lee Mandelo has Summer Sons coming up.
(I'll also mention Real Life by Brandon Taylor, which is set in the Midwest but has a gay protag from Alabama.)
That said, I just made a page for the site to organize Adult Fiction by US region, and there's already one like this for YA that organizes by State, so check back there periodically as I get things into their places!
YA by State/Province: https://lgbtqreads.com/young-adult/ya-by-state-province/
Adult Fiction by US Region: https://lgbtqreads.com/general-fiction/22865-2/
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Davant, LA 7/21
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Who the heck pronounces t’s in the middle of words? Who even has the time for that anymore?
Internet = Innernet
Bounty Hunter = Bowny Hunner
Atlanta = Atlanna
Water = Wadder
It is high time for a semantic shift! Who’s with me?
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Gambling in a 'juke joint' on a Saturday night. Near Clarksdale, Mississippi, November 1939.
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CANADIAN GEESE AT THE LAKE
cellography by kimartist
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Long-Track Tornadoes Possible With Dangerous Severe Weather Outbreak in Deep South
Long-Track Tornadoes Possible With Dangerous Severe Weather Outbreak in Deep South
Hey y'all, I'm back with another weather update to share. This forecast is for today 03/17/2021.
According to Mesoscale Discussion 200, the Storm Prediction Center will likely be issuing a PDS Tornado Watch later today for the deep south region.
First, let's talk about the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning.
A TORNADO WATCH means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadic supercell thunderstorms. A PDS TORNADO WATCH means "Particularly Dangerous Situation" and only a handful of these types of watches are issued every year, so it's time to keep your eyes to the sky and be weather aware!
A TORNADO WARNING means that a tornado has either been indicated by radar or spotted and reported by a trained storm spotter, and your location is under imminent threat. When a warning is issued, it's time to drop everything and put your tornado plan into action.
It is CRITICAL that you know what to do in case of a tornado. The deep south, also known as "Dixie Alley" here in the storm community, has the highest concentration of pre-fab homes (mobile homes) in the nation. If you live in one, please have a tornado plan in place as trailers and pre-fab homes will NOT protect you from a tornado. The best place to be is underground, but in the south, basements are few and far between.
What can you do?
Identify a nearby shelter - this can be anything from a dedicated communal storm shelter to a gas station to a grocery store to a church, just make sure it has sturdy walls (The best place to be is underground, but in the south, basements are few and far between). If going to a store, the store teams will show you where to go inside the store.
Wear sturdy clothes - sneakers/tennis shoes, jeans and a good shirt or jacket are good, in case you need to climb through rubble.
Get a weather radio - most tornado deaths happen in the middle of the night. Remember, outdoor warning sirens are just that - outdoor. They are intended to tell people outside that it is time to take shelter. You may or may not hear them inside. Weather radios save lives, and many places have sales on them in March.
Have important documents ready to go - stick them in your purse ahead of time so you know you have them when you leave or it's time to take shelter inside your home.
Have an emergency supply of medication, batteries, water, and small snacks - if you are trapped after the storm, you will want this small stash to take care of you and your family while you wait for help to arrive.
Kennel your pets - as the storm approaches, have them in their carriers. Be aware that some places may not allow you to bring them inside, even in emergencies. So make sure to locate a shelter that will allow them.
What to do when sheltering:
If sheltering in your own home - go to the lowest level of your house and choose a room with no outside walls. If this is not available, choose a room with the least amount of outside walls. Avoid areas with lots of glass.
If sheltering in a store - follow the prompts of the store employees. They will show you where their tornado area is.
Assume the tornado position - if you went to school in Tornado Alley, you probably know this one. Facing the wall furthest from the outside of the house, sit with your legs folded under you and lean forward into a ball shape. Place your hands on the back of your head and neck to protect them.
Hopefully you won't have to use any of this, but it's that time of year! Please stay safe!
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A Charlastor Fairy Tale
So according to what I read on Alastor's backstory, he is originally from the deep South and today I remembered a book from my childhood. It's basically a Cinderella story that takes place in the deep South and it gave me the idea to come up with this cute little idea for a Charlastor fairy tale if anyone is interested in writing it. If anyone isn't familiar with the book I suggest you read it because it is a very lovely story.
In the deep South, after the civil war Charlotte is the beautiful daughter and only child of Lucifer the wealthy owner of an apple orchard. When her mother dies, her father is deeply grieved and fears being abandoned by the only love he has left in his life. His child. So he asks Charlotte how much she loves him. She thinks long and hard about her answer and tries to find the right words to say. Now Charlotte loves apples, throughout her childhood the red fruit has always been involved the joyful moments of her life. The apples in her father's orchard always remind her of when she was most happy. So she answers her father's question with:
"Father I love you as much as I love a fresh apple that grows on the trees of our orchards."
But Lucifer takes her words as an insult and sees her as ungrateful to him for all his love. He disowns her and she is forced to leave her home, seeking refuge in a bayou. One night she meets a former slave woman called Rosie who says that she is hungry and politely asks Charlotte for some food if she has any. Charlotte has only brought one apple to feed herself but nevertheless gives it to Rosie out of kindness. As a reward she gifts Charlotte with what she calls a magnificent gown but is seemingly just a ragged dress made from moss and helps her find work by directing her toward a cotton plantation that has recently been inherited by a young man.
Charlotte gets a job washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen, wearing only the ragged and mossy dress. One day the young master is hosting a ball in hopes of finding a wife and Charlotte so desperately wants to go as she misses being able to dance and sing but cannot for she believes she has nothing suitable to wear. But that night when Charlotte is alone Rosie appears and reveals herself to be a witch woman but a good one. She then tells Charlotte that her plan is to make life better for her and for her young nephew. Charlotte does not understand but Rosie assures her she will in time. She then transforms mossy dress into a lovely gown but warns her that when the morning star fades, the gown will turn back into mossy rags.
At the ball Charlotte is the most beautiful woman there and she is approached by a handsome Creole man called Alastor who becomes further intrigued by the maiden when she does not recognize him. They spend the evening and many more dancing together, singing together, and falling deeply in love however she ends up leaving him as soon as the morning star fades and she never discloses her name. On the last night of the festivities, Alastor reveals to Charlotte that he's the young master and that he wants to marry her but this revealation makes Charlotte fear that he'll only be ashamed of her once he learns who she really is.
She leaves him seemingly for good, Alastor desperately searches for her but apparently cannot find a single trace of her. Heartbroken at the thought of never seeing her again, he stops eating and becomes ill. Charlotte cannot bear to see him suffer but is still terrified of what he will think of her once he learns that she's just a kitchen maid. Rosie appears to her again and tells Charlotte that Alastor is her nephew, the former master fell in love with her sister and had a son with her though many looked down on the boy for his mixed racial background. However their treatment of him changed when the former master died and left everything to Alastor. So when the young man decided to seek a wife, Rosie was determined to make sure he would only marry a woman who sincerely loved him and had no interest in his inheritance. She asks Charlotte if she loves Alastor despite his background and she answers yes. So then Rosie assures Charlotte that he will love her despite her background.
When night comes Charlotte goes to Alastor in her magnificent gown and nurses him back to health with an apple broth she made. She stays with him even after the morning star fades and when he sees her for who she really is, he tells her that he loves her now more than ever. The two marry and some time after the wedding, Charlotte discovers her father, who has lived a most miserable life since he's sent her away, on a dirt road. He does not recognize his daughter at first and she offers him an apple from her basket to cheer him up. He bites into it and is suddenly reminded of all good times in his life which finally makes him realize the love and sincerity behind her words to him. He weeps and moans of his regret toward how he treated her which leads to Charlotte revealing herself to him. They reconcile and all live happily ever after.
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