Renegades documents the fans of Botswana’s heavy metal subculture, an underground minority rebelling against the status quo, redrawing the borders of both heavy metal and orthodox culture in Botswana. Marshall traveled to Botswana to take portraits of the metal scene there – a small but strong one, heavily influenced by bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeath and Motörhead.
“I can’t recall one instance where they were reluctant or dubious towards my taking their portraits,” says Marshall. “In most cases they relished the opportunity to show themselves off. They are proud and wield a sort of tangible power, wrought from both the fantasy and sonic force of metal. Whereas many ‘metal heads’ can be arrogant or smugly indifferent, these guys in Botswana are very open.”
WhooooooooOOOOAAAAA Botswana wow, Africa just keeps getting more badass every day
Africa’s always been badass :D
Tis the season to remind everyone that dropping money in those little red Salvation Army buckets is giving money to an organization whose media relations director (Major Andrew Craibe) once stated in an interview that gay parents deserved to die.
The Salvation Army is staunchly against homosexuals, especially gay parents. They want to help families in need—as long as they’re not headed by homosexuals. So that bell you hear ringing is actually the sound of intolerance and hatred.
I ask you to think twice about giving any money to this organization, and that you share this with friends.
A good reminder. Instead of sticking that dollar in the bucket, here are some worthwhile charities to give it to this holiday season:
The Ali Forney Center (serving the NYC LGBTQ homeless youth population)
Feeding America (they currently have a $125,000 challenge grant from Unilever so your donation will be doubled)
Everyone deserves help this holiday season. Opt for a group that’s inclusive not exclusive.
carl grimes for future leader and apocalypse king
I DONT CARE WHAT KIND OF BLOG YOU HAVE
EVERYONE NEEDS A DANCING FESTIVE CARLTON
It’s not the holidays until Carlton does his dance in the sweater.
So I was at a thrift store and I see this little cat lamp.
I was like “Aye yo, no homo, but ya’ll are fuckin’ adorable.”
So I bought the lil’ guy and took him home to plug him in.
Then I was like “No.”
Guillermo del Toro needs to make creature films forever and I will watch them all.
Also Doug Jones.
This is beautiful.
This is why I’m against people who use multiple creators’ gifs (usually from different films) to make a set. All of these are the same contrast, same amount of frames and there aren’t 20 different watermarks, sizes or styles.