and also i found that quote really interesting

Three of My Favourite German Sayings

Hallo! Wie geht es euch?

I have a new found love for German sayings! I’ve been collecting some of my favourites since August started! It’s actually really interesting to see how similar some of the sayings are, but some of them are also vastly different.

Here are three of my favourite sayings so far:
“Auch eine verregnete Nacht ist voller Sterne”
“Even a rainy night is full of stars”
This is very similar to “every cloud has a silver lining”. Essentially it means that in times of adversity, there is always hope and there are always positives. I like this quote because it reminds me A Court of Thorns and Roses (anyone else?)

“Übung macht den Meister”
“Practice makes a master”
This is the German’s version of “Practice makes perfect”! I think this useful is so useful, especially when learning a language!

“Anfangen ist leicht, Beharren eine Kunst”
“Starting is easy, persistence is an art”
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory but I love it because just like “Übung macht den Meister” it can be so useful in the context of learning a language!

I hope this helped you guys! Some of them I got from my good friend @cherryxlaw ! Vielen Dank Cherry!

anonymous asked:

Cortana is also an alternative name for Curtana, a sword used in British coronation. That sword is also known as the sword of mercy. I just found out. That is an interesting thought. The sword of mercy. The mortal sword is the sword of truth. Maybe it doesn't make sense to you, but I just like to say that.

yes! Cortana do really exist!

there are various legends about this sword and one of them is quoted in LoS by Arthur when he says to Emma about Charlemagne and his son and the fact that the sword was broken by an Angel once, and that the Angel said “Mercy is better than revenge!” (that’s why it’s called the Sword of Mercy) and as you can see, irl cortana misses the tip.
Other legends about why the tip is missing links the sword to Tristan, the one of Tristan and Isolde and therefore to Cornwall 🙃
(now that i think about it… if emma’s cortana was broken once, if she goes to the citadel to repair the mortal sword, maybe she could find out that cortana really broke in the past and maybe one of the iron sisters repaired it 🤔)

One of the other things that amuses me about Cortana is the fact that its sheath (that Emma doesn’t have because it went missing at some point) is adorned with thorns…. 

Cassandra Clare, tell me how you do what you do

26.05.17 ~ 34°C☀️

Me: Has two finals tomorrow
Also me: *practices lettering with “the name of the wind” quotes*

“You lack the requisite spine and testicular fortitude to study under me.“ 

The name of the wind is a fantastic story. It was so epic (well duh its an epic fantasy book) and mysterious. It’s so different from what I normally read but I loved it. If you’re looking for an epic-adventurous-fantasy book/story, I highly recommend this series. It’s not a light read and it’s a little slow at first but it has an amazing writing and really interesting characters plus incredible quotes!! (also yes i know i made a mistake with the u on fortitude, sorry lol) 

🎧 You will be found- Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack

fangirl-moment-x  asked:

Hey! So, I'm writing a book (it's an action-romance, I don't know if that's important). I've got everything thought out and written down, like, the whole story, in points, very detailed points, but I have no idea how to pen those points into a story. Each erythema I sit to write, I come up blank. Do you have any tips? Bow, I love your blog, it's really helpful.


There are a variety of things that can be the cause of this, so let me do my best to give you some options that might help different cases.

 So, I’ve read before that in some cases, planning out your story too much can cause you to lose some of your excitement for the writing process, so the first thing I would advise is bringing that motivation back to life. Here is an example from the past where I talked about finding motivation or inspiration. Once you’ve got that excitement going again, it’ll be easier for your creative juices to flow, as they say.

Another little trick I might point you towards can be found on this post, about plotting. I know you already have it plotted out, but I wanted to specifically look at my personal method described as option 5. Even if you don’t feel like you are ready or inspired to sit down and write out a full scene, getting those quotes going can sometimes help knock over a domino to get the whole thing going. 

Also try to remember that a really good story will be pretty heavily character driven. The case may be that the plot makes great sense, but if the characters don’t feel real, it won’t be as interesting to write. Caring about your characters really helps you invest in the story. 

Character Development

Also, it never really hurts to just put words on the page, as best as you can. Just pick one scene and start wherever you want- you can even start from the middle of it- and just go. Sometimes it turns into something unexpectedly inspiring, and if it doesn’t work out, then no big deal, it just didn’t work out this time, but that doesn’t mean you should give up trying.

And finally, forget about writing in order. Unlike connect-the-dots, you don’t actually have to go 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, etc. You can pick whatever scene you want, be it towards the middle or the beginning or the end, and just give it a shot. And, as I previously mentioned, you don’t even have to start at the beginning of that scene either. What’s important right now is giving yourself a starting point in the form of words on the page- you can always add, subtract, or edit later, but that’s only if you have something to work with. 

Give a few things a try and see if any of that helps. :)


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Hey guys! Thank you for 500+ followers so I will share a little something about me. (Find out about more under the cut “Keep Reading”)

FAQ about BBS

How I found BBS and became a fan
- I have a friend who’s a fan of Vanoss and he suggested for me to watch his Videos. Which I always forget to do that time. One day I ran out of vids to watch since I mostly just watch, Jacksepticeye, Markiplier and Pewdiepie so I searched up VanossGaming (I think I started watching him this April or May?) and oh boy I love his videos especially Hide and Seek with his friends so much so I started to watch their videos as well and that’s how I became a fan.

I’m also still new to the BBS fandom and only found out about the fandom last month

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“It’s about a prostitute, but not in a misogynistic or glamorising way. I was, like, 19, and I met this woman who I didn’t actually have sex with, but she was a prostitute. It was my obsession with the utilisation of femininity, and how it has power over everything. Over intellect, over anything that a man holds dear to himself. I think that that song is an ode to how I was very impressed with her as a young man.”

Matty talking about the intent behind ‘Woman’ (x)

the key

so i made this post the other day containing all my highlights from the second half of the king’s men and specifically the whole relationship of andrew and neil and keys

it starts with neil and lola and neil becoming nathaniel:

“He traced the outline of a key into his bloody, burnt palm with a shaky finger, closed his eyes, and wished Neil Josten goodbye”

and continues with nathaniel and andrew and nathaniel becoming neil, for good:

“‘I told Neil to stay,’ Andrew said. ‘Leave Nathaniel buried in Baltimore with his father.’ … He traced Andrew’s key into his skin with a bandaged finger. ‘Neil Abram Josten,’ Neil murmured, and it felt like waking up from a bad dream”

the note i took on my phone during these highlights was as follows:

“i’ve always seen and recognized the importance of the key in neil’s life, but in this context i can really feel his connection to being neil and having a home in andrew and his trust. laid out together, these quotes really parallel each other and help me see me see the solidification of neil being neil. it also gives me the idea that this becomes a comforting gesture to neil, to draw a key on his skin with his finger”

i posted this a couple of days ago, but today i found a very interesting quote in the raven king that ties this metaphor in perfectly

“They were right when they said Andrew was the key.”

this quote is very interesting to me because (as far as i could uncover) neil is the one to call andrew a key, not the others. in this context, he is referring to the fact that dan and matt had told him that to connect the broken halves of the team, he needed to start with andrew. but neil is the one to relate andrew to a key and kick of this association of home and safety. there is also, of course, the iconic quotes when neil gets the columbia house key and when andrew gives him a car key in which neil blatantly associates the keys with home and safety but this quote is the first time he directly relates it to andrew. the most prevalent metaphors in this series is a key, and it’s interesting that neil, of his own volition, started relating andrew to a key before had virtually any part of andrew discovered. 

other quotes that could go along with this relation are:

“Neil had used Andrew’s car key often enough in the past couple of months to recognize the shape of it”

this is after neil gets back from the nest in trk and before andrew gets a new car and gives neil his key. this is another important turning point because the reason andrew lets neil drive his car while he’s gone is because he trusts him (he trusts him with kevin, of course he’d trust him with his car) and this shows the manifestation of neil returning that trust. he sees andrew’s trust in the key, and commits it to memory

“Every time Neil took his keys out of his pocket and saw the newest addition to his set he remembered Andrew’s kiss.”

this is another time he blatantly starts to relate andrew’s key to his feelings for trust of andrew. it also relates to the fact that every key on his ring represents the trust from someone, somethign he’s never had before. the ones to the court are wymack and the foxesw trusting and caring about him. the one to the columbia house is andrew and the monsters bringing them into their pack, into their space. this car key from andrew is just the beginning of their relationship trust.

(there is so much more but this is all i am putting together for now)

anonymous asked:

Wait is there something wrong with Steven moffat?? Thank you!

i spent a lot of time trying to find people smarter than i am to answer this, but i’ll start with my personal opinions first.

i don’t like how steven moffat treats his characters. specifically his female characters. they all seem to end up dead, injured, or befall some ‘fate worse than death’ for dramatic tension, which to me is lazy writing. i didn’t even watch this season and i hate what he did to bill potts - the first openly lesbian companion and then he falls straight into the ‘kill your gays’ trope. ah, he brought her back!!! i hear you cry. yeah, turning her into a cyberman and then some strange water person doesn’t count. the very fact that we touched the sad trope of killing/torturing lesbian women for the progression of a male story arc makes me sick.

but honestly, the thing that irks me most about how the moffat era has been written is the set up of the companions. they’re all “special”. amy, clara, river, they were “special”, destined to be with the doctor and destined for great things. it was all terribly complicated how they came to be there, and they seemed to have to earn their place with him by being so terribly special. that’s not what a companion should be to me. my companions are ordinary people - shop workers and temps and medical students. and that’s what made them special to me, what made those stories special. that ordinary people can be capable of extraordinary things, that your job and what society says of you doesn’t need to define you. the way moffat’s narratives were structured never gave us that, and i missed it.

whilst we’re on the subject, the plot of episodes and story arcs always felt confused, sloppy and without any real moral or meaning to me. i also abhorred the retconning that went on. the entire plot and character pins of the 9th and 10th doctors were destroyed with the 50th anniversary special, that basically said ‘all your pain is irrelevant and this planet is actual safe because i say so’, which was a plot point that was very quickly expired and served no real greater purpose other than for more dramatic effect.

and all this without touching the themes of sexism, misogyny and various others in his work. 

if you’re really interested, i found this article enlightening when it was released, there’s also some interesting quotes here, and if you want a deep dive there’s some blogs dedicated to it

i want to clarify and say i didn’t absolutely hate everything moffat did. peter capaldi and matt smith made good doctors, and amy, rory and clara were good enough companions. i’m glad they took the step with bill, and i’m glad they made the master a woman. but part of being a writer makes me extremely allergic to messy writing and sadly, characters that could have been great were reduced to a lot less due to what - in my opinion - was the impact of having such a poor showrunner for so long.

Such a way to raise a child! My slightest utterances were cherished as wisdom. But despite my blood, I was no better than any other child. I made mischief where I would, telling wild tales of flying boars and shadows that carried royal bloodlines. Each wild story I told was larger than the last, and yet I discovered a strange thing. No matter how I might try to foil my tongue, truth always hid in my utterances.

Fool’s Errand, p204, by Robin Hobb.

Here’s a theory for a weekday night: Beloved can’t lie.

Oh, Beloved can dissemble and distract and pun and sidetrack and misdirect and hint and implu and talk around, upsidedown and sideways; but Beloved can’t outright lie. 

That’s part of why the aspects of Beloved are important; and why it’s important that those aspects are true. Lord Golden really did have an interest in collecting feathers, for example. We all have less-than-savoury parts of ourselves, nasty sides, and that’s what comes out in Lord Golden much of the time - along with the fascination with beauty etc.

Admittedly I suspect this theory wouldn’t withstand extensive quoting from the text, unless you also assume that provided Beloved being “in character” is a way Beloved has found to get around their inability to lie - because it’s true to the character. Or, you could turn it another way, and say that Beloved is incapable of lying to Fitz. Or limit it to prophecy.

But it’s really interesting to consider this when you reread and look at Beloved’s phrasing, especially at important moments - if you really couldn’t ever lie, you’d probably learn so much wordplay and so many sleights-of-speech…

zettelkaestchen  asked:

Hey Frith! I just found your art (again) after spell-fox reblogged two pictures from you. I know nothing about wolf 359 but wow your space paintings are so beautiful with interesting quotes! Btw I also like your inktober challenge :) And I'm really sorry for spamming your notes but I couldn't help myself.

Wow, that is so hugely nice of you to say!! It was actually @spell-fox who taught me to paint, she is a very good teacher :) 

And I LOVE reading my activities tab and seeing notes, do not apologise at all! Thank you again so much ♥ ♥ ♥

Here few "Imagine" that I follow and really like their blog

Give them some love (´▽`ʃƪ)

They all do a WONDERFUL job °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°


imagine-knb => First “Imagine” of KnB that I clicked on follow (◡‿◡✿) I never regretted.

knb-imagines => I found interesting their themed drabble and specials :D

kuroko-no-fantasies => Tamaki-senpai (the admin) is such a cutie with her comments (ʃƪ ˘ ³˘)  Her scenarios are also pretty good ヾ(´▽`;)ゝ

sports-anime-scenarios => This blog can deal with KnB, Haikyuu!! and Free! Amazing =O

kurobasuscenario => Awesome “Imagine” of KnB ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ

incorrectknb => Not an “Imagine”, but their quotes make me sometimes laughing my ass off xD


volleyball-imagines => First “Imagine” of Haikyuu!! that I followed (`・ω・´)”

strictly-nsfw-haikyuu-imagines => Like the url says, nsfw scenarios d=(^^) The admin opens their ask box a specific day for talking with them ^^

hq-love-questions => A lot of nsfw scenario (#^.^#)

haikyuu-lmagines => Cute scenarios that I have a real pleasure to read >w<


eternalsummerscenarios => Boys of Free! are waiting for you! ♥

blackbutlerreaperscenarios => I love the concept that the scenarios are with the Shinigamis of Black Butler \(^▽^)ノ

naruto-imagines => Omg I really really love this Naruto imagine o(≧∇≦o)

I’m sorry if you have an “Imagine” blog and I didn’t mention you. I’m sure that you also do a great work =(^.^)=

Did anyone notice that the memory pod Nami put Sora in is shaped uncannily like a lotus flower?

 /// the pod

If we can say that the memory pod kind of looks like it, then it’s cool to know that the lotus symbolizes ‘rebirth’ to Buddhists and Ancient Egyptians. Lotus flowers are best known for their ‘retracting into the water’ and reappearing in an approximate three-day cycle. We can compare this to Sora saying goodbye to Nami (the ‘sea’) and the cycle of being submerged before appearing again (to Kairi this time, the other ‘sea’). It’s one big ‘rebirthed from the waters’ thing.

/// Comparison of closed memory pod and closed lotus flower.

White lotus flowers, specifically, can represent ‘being awakened’ (tying to the ‘rebirth’ meaning), it’s also symbolic of ‘mental purity’, ‘spiritual perfection’, and is seen as the ‘womb of the world’. Funny that Sora is often known as the ‘key of the worlds’, and is highly commented by others as being ‘pure of mind and heart’!

In Hinduism the lotus can represent ‘beauty’, ‘prosperity’, and ‘eternity’, to name a few! To quote one particular article, ‘Brahma, the god of creation is depicted as emerging from a lotus’, which I found to be really interesting, as Sora has ‘created’ Roxas, Xion, and partly Nami and later emerges from the memory pod in KH2.

/// Comparison of open pod and open flower. 

This sentence is also important to note: ‘As a lotus is able to emerge from Muddy Waters un-spoilt and pure it is considered to represent a wise and spiritually enlightened quality in a person; it is representative of somebody who carries out their tasks with little concern for any reward…’, which I think captures the essence of Sora pretty well! Finally, the Ancient Egyptians also associate the lotus with the Sun, and the sun is in the sky and I just thought that was cool because ‘the sky’ instead is in ‘the sun’.

 /// another open pod to compare

Even if the memory pod is actually reminiscent of another flower that better describes it, I was thinking of this and thought it was intriguing! 

i read robert webb’s new book and now i’m inspired to do the following:

  • dismantle the patriarchy
  • write a book
  • start a book review blog
  • rewatch that mitchell and webb look just to remind myself of how much i loved to quote numberwang as a teenager

all jokes aside it’s a really great (and funny and surprisingly bloody heartbreaking) look at how damaging masculinity is and an interesting working class voice in gender studies so yes!!! ‘how not to be a boy’ by robert webb 

and also sexuality??? did anyone else know that robert webb is pretty casually bi/pan/queer/etc??? because he is and it’s barely touched upon in there and instead male lovers are just thrown in among the female lovers with little fanfare? which i think some critics might find lazy but i found really refreshing and realistic

anonymous asked:

what do you think it's the difference between kibum and key (and between onew and jinki btw)? and yeah, i think he's embracing his handsome, manly side lately. it makes sense because he's 23 now, so he's kinda left his "pretty boy" period behind. he looks more mature now, compared with his teen twinky looks. i honestly like the two sides tbh. I totally have a thing for pretty boys, but I dig handsome too.

Ah this is such a great question. I was immediately excited to reply when I saw it. I used to discuss this subject with my friends a lot, but I haven’t talked about it in a while. Hopefully I remember all my thoughts. I do think that lately Kibum has been more himself in front of the camera, so my thoughts don’t come quite as quickly as they would have even a year ago.

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“In amongst those 40,000 meetings I had after Animal Kingdom, a number of them were with actors, which happens a lot in Hollywood, you just have these general meetings, And one of them was with Rob. I hadn’t seen the Twilight films and I still haven’t, but someone said to me, ‘you should go meet him, he’s really interesting.’”

“I liked him a lot. I liked his energy, I liked his face. He had an interesting face! I didn’t know anything about him. I always thought he was kind of like this super chiselled male model guy and then I found myself sitting next to him and looking at his face and saying, 'Wow, your face is actually really interesting. I like your face.’

"He was also really smart and very well-read, he was very familiar with everything that I and my friends in Sydney had been doing and making.”

“It was just exhilarating, We were auditioning really great people. They were all good. We didn’t see any bad tests but Rob was just the one who came in and instantly made me feel like I could see half of the movie now.” - David Michôd

I’ve been thinking about Marty tonight, with a new flashback episode. Well, really I’ve been thinking about Greg as sort of an unreliable narrator.

I don’t think Marty was as cartoonishly evil as Story for Steven made him out to be. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Marty was a real jerk, but I think some specific parts may have been exaggerated, and I think the clue is in Marty’s teeth. Here’s the only image of Marty we see outside of Greg’s memories:

When he says or does something completely outlandish and mean, his teeth become pointed. For example:

“Meet the woman I just finished banging in your van”

“If you give away merchandise, how am I going to get my 75%?”

But one thing that’s really interesting is that during the scene in the van, where he tells Greg he needs to focus and forget Rose so they can go to the city and make some money, his teeth look like every other character and how they do in the photo:

These bits may be Greg directly quoting Marty. “You want one big woman when you can have thousands of smaller women”, “Maybe you’ll make me some money for once”, “Snore! Where’s this schlock coming from?” These are all really mean, but it also seems to be what Greg remembers best, the moment where he decided to dump Marty. And to cement this, when Marty starts to tell Greg “No one cares about your feelings”

Fangs again. I’m not sure how much there is to glean from this, but I found it interesting how they would draw Marty with fangs for most of the episode, then stop for most of a scene.