a la mean girls

Emphasis

Imagine aliens coming to Earth and having translators that work perfectly. Except they don’t pick up on tone.

Tone has a HUGE impact on a message. Consider the following sentence:

“You look nice today.”

Now repeat it stressing each word one by one.

“YOU look nice today”, implying someone else that you are probably indicating with your body or to whom you’d previously referred does not.

“You LOOK nice today”, implying that you don’t smell/sound it.

“You look NICE today”, thus turning what would otherwise have been a casual remark into a compliment. You don’t just look nice. You look damn fine.

“You look nice, TODAY”, which is clearly an insult purpoiting that you usually look like crap. Damning by faint praise, as they say.

And all of these are possible - and wildly differing - meanings to a simple four word sentence.

In this scenario, super secret plans could be discussed in front of the aliens with them being none the wiser simply by saying it à la Mean Girls. Should war between the two factions emerge, humans would win by the power of passive-aggressive bitching

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La vida es bella

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El niño con el pijama a rayas

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Its kind of a funny story

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Daydream nation

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If i stay

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Stuck in love

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Proyecto X

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El exorcista

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El arte de vivir

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Happythankyoumoreplease

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August Rush

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The mean girls

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Submarine

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  • Clarisse: Annabeth Chase... How do I begin to explain Annabeth Chase?
  • Piper: Annabeth Chase is flawless!
  • Jason: She has one Yankees baseball cap and one drakon bone sword.
  • Leo: I hear her celestial bronze knife's insured for 100,000 dracmas.
  • Hazel: I hear she does knifes commercials... In Greece.
  • Thalia: Her favorite movie is Troy.
  • Frank: One time she met Daedalus in his Labiryth...
  • Nico: And he gave her his laptop.
  • Percy: One time she judo-flip me in New Rome... It was awesome!

it’s in the hardest times we grow the most

  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Plisetsky:</b> Viktor Nikiforov… How do I begin to explain Viktor Nikiforov?<p/><b>Yuuri:</b> Viktor Nikiforov is flawless.<p/><b>Chris:</b> He has a million gold medals and a pet dog.<p/><b>Minami:</b> I hear his skates are insured for $10,000.<p/><b>Phichit:</b> I hear he does hot spring commercials… in Hasetsu.<p/><b>Yuuko:</b> His favorite movie is Anastasia.<p/><b>Guang Hong:</b> One time he met Obama on a plane…<p/><b>Leo:</b> …And he told him he was cool.<p/><b>JJ:</b> One time he punched me in the face… It was awesome.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>

I do appreciate that the Patroclus/Achilles myth was gender-swapped in The Last Olympian.

anonymous asked:

Hiii, very random but I really wish more Mexican people would watch "La Cosecha" and "Which way home?" Both are documentaries about undocumented immigrants and how they come here and their stories. People seem to forget or not know, both movies changed my life for forever and really inspired me to help immigrants by any means necessary. Actually in La Cosecha one of the girls was from a neighboring city around mine and it really helps you realize how close it hits us. 10/10 would recommend both.

Send some links so we can find and watch. Thank you!

Stay brown.

anonymous asked:

I am just really confused about all of the drama in LA... help pls

ok im answering this one last time and then im not answering anymore questions on this, because over 100 of my posts now are just questions answering the same things over and over and its boring and not what my blogs about, literally i feel like the keemstar of this fandom so pls stop asking. heres the dirt:

- simon, cal(lux), harry, chip, will and tobi all went out to LA for a holiday
- they met with joe weller and elliot crawford there
- they partied. joe took over elliots snap and filmed chip getting v close and personal with a girl (i don’t know her name)
- this was a problem because chip was (and as far as we know still is) with gee nelson at this point
- gee had tweeted the night before about being upset. when the snapchat was posted, nia (mark’s girlfriend) replied saying ‘you have a sixth sense’, implying she predicted something happening to upset her. another friend then replied that a woman’s gut instinct is always right.
- chip posted a photo on instagram being somewhat touchy with a girl. the girl’s instagram bio confirms she is 17 which is under the legal age of consent in LA which means the girl - and assumedly some of her friends - at the party were underage
- meaning they - a bunch of 20 and over year old men - have been providing minors with alcohol and god knows what else
- cal uploads a snapchat of party day #38829 where all of the boys and some unknown and unfaced girls are dancing rather crazily. simon is genuinely stood by the wall just standing still looking like a paralysed bean
- yes, this is quite literally all that happened on his snap you can stop asking me now lmao
- elliot uploaded a snap at the same time of him singing into the camera next to a green haired girl. she looks up, realising he’s filming and we can see that the girl is bella thorne who is known for her problematic behaviour - cultural appropriation, cheating, defending a rapist (sam pepper)
- gee back home tweets lyrics about being lonely but not wanting to complain and then replies to the tweet that the lyrics are relevant right now

and that’s what you missed

If you get a cold

you don’t have to cancel a date!  Obviously if you are seriously sick or don’t want to go for other reasons, listen to your body and do whatever tf you want.  I just had the experience where I almost canceled a date purely because I was sick and thought he wouldn’t be into me.

So I got this nasty head cold toward the end of my vacation abroad.  I had scheduled a meet with a POT for the last day, and I told him the day before that I wouldn’t cancel so last minute, but he should be warned that I was really sick and very tired.  We met anyway, and even though I was stuffy and had a hard time speaking the language, he took me shopping and wants to see me again.

Right after I got back, there’s this one guy who was dying to see me again after vacation.  I gave him the same warning: I won’t cancel if you don’t want me to, but I honestly have the plague.  We still met and he sent me a picture of him buying me a surprise gift today!

Meeting when you’re sick can have lots of benefits, namely:

  1. You might not even have to kiss him at all!!!  Sometimes he will still want to and say he doesn’t care, but you can definitely shirk almost all intimacy because, well, you’re sick.  This is especially useful for that handsy POT.
  2. Both of the men I met had kids.  Both of them brought out this extremely paternal mentality of I WILL NOT STAND FOR THESE SYMPTOMS.  They both whisked my off to the pharmacy first thing and bought all the medicine and tea and everything I would need to last through the next three colds I get haha.  It was cute, and I didn’t have to drop the $25 on the strong drugs myself.
  3. “I’m just bummed because I’m missing so much work because of it.  I don’t mind being sick, but I’ll probably have to work overtime once I’m better so my paycheck won’t take the hit.  Sorry I probably won’t be able to see you next week.”  Cue lots of sad faces until he takes out his wallet.
  4. Literally Netflix and chill.  When you’re sick, obviously the usual wining and dining and adventure aren’t appealing.  All you want to do is lie in bed and not do anything.  Tell him you just want to snuggle on the couch and drink tea and watch his favorite movie.  No talking, no kissing, you barely have to interact with him.  You’re just doing what you’d do at home and getting paid for it.
  5. He won’t expect you to stay out late.  Tell him at 6:30 P.M. you want to leave at 7 to go home and rest.  Leave at 7, tell him goodnight at 8, and have zero obligation to respond to his late night texts asking if you’re up and stuff.  “Sorry, I took NyQuil as soon as I got home and knocked out!  Guess I really needed the rest!”  Even if you go to bed at midnight, you can start ignoring him so early in the night every night for the next week.
  6. If he sees you when you’re sick, he knows you’re not BSing him (à la Karen in Mean Girls “I can’t go… I’m sick”).  Then if you don’t want to see him the next week, you can say you’re still sick, whether or not you are.
    1. This also will build his trust in you, so if you want to cancel in the future, he is more likely to trust the excuse of illness, whether or not you’re malingering.  (;

Note: If you are seriously sick or throwing up, don’t trouble yourself meeting with someone or putting yourself out too much.  If you have the flu or are throwing up or seriously just need the sleep, stay home!  This is advice for those times of seasonal allergies or the common cold, where you can still put up with doing a few things low key, just as long as you take it easy.  If you wouldn’t go to school/meet a close friend, don’t meet a POT/SD.

As with everything I post, these are my personal experiences.  Not everything will work for everyone, but if this does work for you, go out and get the sugar!  <3