2002 2011

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In my time of dying, want nobody to mourn. All I want for you to do is take my body home.
Andy Wood - 1967/1990, & Kurt Cobain - 1967/1994.
Shannon Hoon - 1967/1995, & Jeff Buckley - 1966/1997.
Layne Staley - 1967/2002, & Mike Starr - 1966/2011.
Scott Weiland - 1967/2015, & Chris Cornell - 1964/2017.

anonymous asked:

Hi!! Could you perhaps list some blogs/resources focusing mainly on Russian? Thank you! :D

Sure thing, anon! Now I’m not super focused on Russian atm but I’ve managed to scrounge up something for you :)

Free Online Russian-Learning Websites:

Cyrillic Alphabet:

Russian Keyboard:

  • http://www.apronus.com/internet/ruskey.htm (Online Cyrillic keyboard)
  • http://winrus.com/kbd_e.htm (A downloadable phonetic keyboard instead of the Microsoft keyboard that is already formatted in Microsoft computers, the phonetic keyboard is easier to use because Cyrillic letters are placed with the closest roman letter equivalent on an English QWERTY keyboard)

Online Dictionaries:

Immersion:

Movies in Russian (Click on title to see the wiki page):

Russian Music:

  • Aria (Heavy metal)
  • DDT (Rock)
  • Kino (Post-punk)
  • Nyusha (Pop, R&b)
  • Yulia Savicheva (Pop rock)
  • t.A.T.u (Pop, electronic)
  • Nautilus Pompilius (Alternative, post-punk)

Russian Novels:

  • Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  • The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov) (BEST)
  • Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
  • War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
  • Dead Souls (Nikolay Gogol)
  • A Hero of Our Time (Mikhail Lermontov)
  • The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

Apps - Android specific (Sorry, I don’t have Apple ios so I cannot offer anything there):

  • Duolingo 
  • Memrise
  • Mango Languages (Offers a free trial)
  • Babbel
  • Learn & Speak Russian - Mondly
  • Radio Russia
  • Learn Russian by Babel Yak
  • Learn Russian 6,000 Words
  • Verses of Russian poets
  • Multitran Russian Dictionary

Tumblr Blogs:

Haha, this may be more than you were asking for but it was fun to make and I hope that this helps you and anyone else who may be studying Russian!

Zoë’s film recs

I decided that I would make a film recs list because I watch a lot of movies and thought that it would be nice to share them. Some are a bit obscure, whereas others are well-known. There are 70+ films, categorized by genre and alphabetically. Enjoy!

DRAMA & ROMANCE

PERIOD DRAMA

FANTASY & THRILLER

COMEDY & ANIMATED

MUSICAL

Films: Tip 3

The first list of transgender films with trans women on them. If looking for more stuff to watch, check out my other film tips too.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Ricky, a 21-year-old transgender young woman living in Virginia, dreams of becoming a designer in New York.

Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
As a baby, Patrick is left by his mother on the steps of the rectory in their small Irish town. He’s discovered by Father Liam, coincidentally his real father, and placed in an abusive foster home. By the time he’s a teen, Patrick identifies himself as transgendered, renames himself Kitten and sets out for London with a rock group in hopes of finding his mother. Along the way he works variously as a magician’s assistant, a prostitute and a dancer.

The Danish Girl (2015)
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Different for Girls (1996)
Kim Foyle (Steven Mackintosh) is a postoperative transvestite who values her well-structured lifestyle. That routine, however, is disturbed when a car accident reintroduces Kim to Paul Prentice (Rupert Graves). As youngsters in Catholic school, they excelled in making trouble, a talent Paul never outgrew. Paul does not recognize Kim as his childhood pal, and she does not remind him, fearing rejection. However, a budding romance between them is complicated when Paul realizes who Kim used to be.

Flawless (1999)
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.

Gun Hill Road (2011)
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Laurence Anyways (2012)
A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual’s relationship with her lover.

My Life in Pink (1997)
Tells the story of Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl.

Normal (2003)
A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.

Red Without Blue (2007)
The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.

A Soap (2006)
32 year old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesn’t want it. After moving out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she becomes the upstairs neighbor of Veronica, who is in the process of transitioning from male to female.

Soldier’s Girl (2003)
The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was misunderstood by fellow soldiers and eventually leads to his brutal death.

Transamerica (2005)
Right in the midst of important changes in her life, Bree Osborne learns that she fathered a son, Toby, 17 years ago. Bailing him out of jail in New York, Bree poses as a Christian missionary. She plans to take Toby to his stepfather’s house, but when she learns that the stepfather sexually abused the boy, Bree brings her son back to Los Angeles with her. As Toby begins to fall for Bree, she must find a way to reveal who she really is.

The most recent report from the United Nations sponsored gathering of scientists known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was released on the 27th of September 2013. Over 800 reviewers participated in its publication. Here’s a short summary of its major conclusions: Humans are responsible:

This won’t come as a shock to most people, but the IPCC have increased their level of certainty that the rise in global temperatures during the last half century is the result of anthropogenic processes. The confidence level has risen from 90% in 2007, to 95% now.

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Here’s a secret: I enjoy movies that make me bawl my eyes out and leave me feeling like there’s a giant black hole where my heart used to be. 

Some of these movies will honestly leave you feeling devastated.

Grab your tissues and enjoy!

  1. The Orphanage (2007)
  2. Gardens of the Night (2008)
  3. Abduction of Eden (2012)
  4. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
  5. A Walk to Remember (2002)
  6. Titanic (1997)
  7. Schlinder’s List (1993)
  8. The Pianist (2003)
  9. P.S I Love You (2007)
  10. Old Yeller (1957)
  11. Keith (2008)
  12. Cyberbully (2011)
  13. Life is Beautiful (1957)
  14. My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
  15. Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
  16. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  17. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  18. The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
  19. Marley & Me (2008)
  20. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  21. Big Fish (2003)
  22. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  23. I Am Sam (2001)
  24. Forrest Gump (1994)
  25. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  26. The Lovely Bones (2009)
  27. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  28. A Little Princess (1995)
  29. The Iron Giant (1999)
  30. To Save a Life (2009)
  31. The Green Mile (1999)
  32. Precious (2009)
  33. My Girl (1991)
  34. Bambi (1942)
  35. Charlie St. Cloud (1942)
  36. Seven Pounds (2008)
  37. The Killing Fields (1984)
  38. Ghost (1990)
  39. The Kite Runner (2007)
  40. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  41. Sophie’s Choice (1982)
  42. Cast Away (2000)
  43. The Elephant Man (1980)
  44. Atonement (2007)
  45. Terms of Endearment (1983)
  46. Dear Zachary (2008)
  47. Blue Valentine (2010)
  48. Silenced (2011)
  49. Irreversible (2002)
  50. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  51. Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
  52. Bully (2011)
  53. Dancer in the Dark (2011)
  54. The Road (2009)
  55. Never Let Me Go (2011)
  56. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
  57. My Dog Skip (2000)
  58. Nobody Knows (2004)
  59. Fox and the Hound (1984)
  60. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
  61. What Dreams May Come (1998)
  62. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  63. The Color Purple (1985)
  64. Aftershock (2010)
  65. Mary and Max (2009)
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ESTONIAN MOVIE MONTH

     ↳ “Kevade ” 1969 (The Spring)

“Kevade” is a movie based on loved Oskar Luts’ novel “Kevade”. A semi-autobiographical story revolves around young teenagers from late 1800s. It’s about friendship, love, and life in a small Estonian country boarding school.

The movie gained over 558 000 viewers with its first year. It was voted as the best Estonian movie of all time in 2002, in 2011 it placed 3rd. In 2012 it was announced as an Estonian movie of the century. 

“Kui Arno isaga koolimajja jõudis, olid tunnid juba alanud.” is one of the most iconic lines in both Estonian movie and literature history. The Spring has also been parodied a lot. Just like with “Viimne reliikvia”, a news show made a parody of it. 

During the filming, they had to replace Toots’ actor with a new one, because he got in trouble. Actors also attended the local school when filming and their grades were much better. Ain Lutsepp, who played Tõnisson, did not want to be part of the movie at all, but his brother reminded him to do what he promised.

Many now known and loved actors starred in this movie: Ervin Abel, Rein Aedma, Endel Ani, Tõnu Alveus, Ita Ever, Riina Hein, Kaljo Kiisk, Aarne Laanemets, Ain Lutsepp, Aksel Orav, etc. 

The Signs as Colin Farrell Movies/Characters (IMO)

Aries- S.W.A.T as Jim Street (2003)

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Taurus- Total Recall as Douglas Quaid (2012)

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Gemini- Phone Booth (2002)

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Cancer- London Boulevard (2011)

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Leo- Alexander (2004)

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Virgo- The Lobster (2015)

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Libra- Miss Julie as John (2014)

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Scorpio- Fright Night (2011)

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Sagittarius- In Bruges (2008)

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Capricorn- Fantastic Beast as Percival Graves (2016)

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Aquarius- Tigerland as Roland Bozz (2000) 

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Pisces- Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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My 100 Favorite Films of the 21st Century:

100. Mud (Nichols, 2013)
99. Enter the Void (Noe, 2009)
98. Castaway on the Moon (Lee, 2009)
97. Memento (Nolan, 2000)
96. 21 Grams (Inarritu, 2003)

95. Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood, 2004)
94. Cache (Haneke, 2005)
93. The Prestige (Nolan, 2006)
92. Uncle Boonmee… (Weerasethakul, 2010)
91. The Kid with a Bike (Dardenne, 2011)

90. American Hustle (O. Russell, 2013)
89. Melancholia (von Trier, 2011)
88. Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky, 2000)
87. Antichrist (von Trier, 2009)
86. Nobody Knows (Koreeda, 2004)

85. Turtles Can Fly (Ghobadi, 2004)
84. Irreversible (Noe, 2002)
83. Holy Motors (Carax, 2012)
82. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Duplass, 2011)
81. Mystic River (Eastwood, 2003)

80. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (Lumet, 2007)
79. Brick (Johnson, 2005)
78. Four Lions (Morris, 2010)
77. Oslo, August 31st (Trier, 2011)
76. Mysterious Skin (Araki, 2004)

75. Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001)
74. Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013)
73. Before Sunset (Linklater, 2004)
72. The Comedy (Alverson, 2012)
71. Afterschool (Campos, 2008)

70. The Believer (Bean, 2001)
69. Storytelling (Solondz, 2001)
68. The Skin I Live In (Almodovar, 2011)
67. The Edge of Heaven (Akin, 2007)
66. Red Road (Arnold, 2006)

65. Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson, 2002)
64. Warrior (O'Connor, 2011)
63. The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach, 2005)
62. Submarino (Vinterberg, 2010)
61. The Spectacular Now (Ponsoldt, 2013)

60. Maniac (Khalfoun, 2012)
59. Bully (Clark, 2001)
58. The Trap (Golubovic, 2007)
57. Bullhead (Roskam, 2011)
56. Heaven (Tykwer, 2002)

55. Snow Angels (Green, 2007)
54. Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001)
53. Another Earth (Cahill, 2011)
52. Amour (Haneke, 2012)
51. The Class (Raag, 2007)

50. Zero Day (Coccio, 2003)
49. Fruitvale Station (Coogler, 2013)
48. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ramsay, 2011)
47. A Serious Man (Coen, 2009)
46. I’m Still Here (Affleck, 2010)

45. The Place Beyond the Pines (Cianfrance, 2013)
44. The Piano Teacher (Haneke, 2001)
43. Take Shelter (Nichols, 2011)
42. Blue Valentine (Cianfrance, 2010)
41. L.I.E. (Cuesta, 2001)

40. George Washington (Green, 2000)
39. Children of Men (Cuaron, 2006)
38. Goodbye Solo (Bahrani, 2008)
37. Che: Part One (Soderbergh, 2008)
36. Che: Part Two (Soderbergh, 2008)

35. Reprise (Trier, 2006)
34. Drive (Refn, 2011)
33. The Return (Zvyagintsev, 2003)
32. Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013)
31. Short Term 12 (Cretton, 2013)

30. A History of Violence (Cronenberg, 2005)
29. The Secret in Their Eyes (Campanella, 2009)
28. Tyrannosaur (Considine, 2011)
27. Gravity (Cuaron, 2013)
26. All is Lost (Chandor, 2013)

25. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Cuaron, 2001)
24. United 93 (Greengrass, 2006)
23. Amores Perros (Inarritu, 2000)
22. Head-On (Akin, 2004)
21. Rust and Bone (Audiard, 2012)

20. The Assassination of Jesse James… (Dominik, 2007)
19. Disconnect (Rubin, 2012)
18. Before Midnight (Linklater, 2013)
17. Gone Baby Gone (Affleck, 2007)
16. The New World (Malick, 2011)

15. The Hunt (Vinterberg, 2012)
14. Hunger (McQueen, 2008)
13. Shame (McQueen, 2011)
12. 12 Years a Slave (McQueen, 2013)
11. Blue is the Warmest Color (Kechiche, 2013)

10. The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011)
9. Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul, 2004)
8. There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2007)
7. Spring Breakers (Korine, 2013)
6. Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009)

5. Troubled Water (Poppe, 2008)
4. Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000)
3. Dancer in the Dark (von Trier, 2000)
2. Lilja 4-Ever (Moodysson, 2002)
1. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, 2012)