As you all may know, watching TV in your target language helps improving the vocabulary, listening comprehension, and knowledge of it in general. This is why I decided to create a masterpost with some of the most well-known TV series in Spain. The titles are clickable, and they redirect to a trailer or some short clip of the show.
(Not following any particular order)
Las chicas del cable: Netflix’s first Spanish original series. It’s set in 1928, and it tells the story of a group of girls working for a telecommunications company. It has this Great Gastby feeling, highly recommended!
Física o química: I’d say this is a low-budget, Spanish version of Skam or Skins, but a bit outdated since it’s from some years ago. But basically same story, the struggles of some high school kids.
Cuéntame cómo pasó: it narrates the daily life of a Spanish family of the second half of the twentieth century, so of course it has some historic episodes going on. It started back in 2001, based in 1968, and it’s still on air, narrating the year 1986.
Aquí no hay quién viva: sitcom which depicts the problems of the neighbours of an apartment building. It stopped being broadcast in 2006, but a new series with basically the same argument and actors emerged, called La que se avecina.
1) Wich character do you hate the most and why?
2) Is Alexander a hoe or nah?
3) Thoughts of Jamilton?
5) Daveed Diggs: Thomas or Lafayette?
6) Who has the best voice?
7) Who is the actor you love the most? (not the character, and the original cast)
8) Most hated song?
9) The saddest song?
10) That song that makes you wanna dance and sing so bad.
11) Lin Manuel Miranda? Yeah, Lin Manuel Miranda (We all agree).
12) Does your heart break when you listen to Philip saying “my name is Philip, and im a poet”????? Am i the only one??? And idk whyyy????
13) Which Schuyler sister you like the most?
14) Thomas is a Dick™ (this is not a question).
15) How did you get to know about Hamilton?
16) The first song you listened to?
17) Kill, kiss, marry?
18) Hamliza??? (Hell yes)
19) Favourite quote?
20) DAVEED DIGGS’ ARMS???!!!!
[Article] Is TS to blame why BAP is not as big in K-pop?
Highlights of the truths laid down in this article include:
“B.A.P. is able to change and adjust to more than one dramatic style”
“Now B.A.P. has come back with ‘Wake Me Up,’ a title track song that is far more sociologically driven than any other song I have ever heard in K-pop. They are unafraid to perform about topics and issues that would be “unpopular” in K-pop but once again, it reaches out to a more international fan base as it touches their hearts and their minds.”
“So what happened that prevented B.A.P. from becoming big? I believe it is TS Entertainment.”
“In the case of B.A.P., TS Entertainment had ‘clauses that violate civil rights and go against what is outlined in the Fair Trade Commission.’ Not only that, the distribution of profit was unfair as it was stated that since their debut, B.A.P. made over $9 million, but only gave each member a measly $16,000. That is not even minimum wage!”
“Sadly, a whole year of no promotions, no music, no fan interaction hurt B.A.P. As for their reconciliation with TS Entertainment, K-pop fans were happy but cautious. It is possible that TS Entertainment would backstab B.A.P. and go back to their old ways that drove the wedge between musical artists and agency in the first place.”
“K-pop fans got to listen to some of the most entertaining and innovative music they have ever made..touching on subjects with a deeper meaning, we can only wonder how B.A.P. will continue to grow. For me, I will say just one to two more years. Give B.A.P. just that amount of time and they’ll be big if TS Entertainment doesn’t screw them over again.”
For complete tea spillage, read the full article here
It’s 3:42 AM and everything hurts. My mind won’t let me fall asleep because the only thing on it is you. My body won’t fall asleep because it craves your gentle touch.
It’s 3:43 AM and I miss you. I miss everything about you. I miss how we were so close, closer than anyone I’ve ever met before. I miss turning over and waking up to your beautiful face every single morning on the other side of my small bed. I miss our late night drives, listening to great music, and ending up lost in the middle of nowhere. I miss our inside jokes and having a connection that no one understood but us. I miss the way you looked at me, like I was the only person that you could see with those green eyes of yours. I miss the way you pulled me closer when you were afraid of the lightning outside. I miss wrapping my arms around you and not letting go for what felt like hours. I miss your hand in mine. But, what I miss the most are the little things, like the way you had to read everything to yourself out loud or how you always had to sleep on your back. The list is endless.
It’s 4:05 AM and all I can think about is how somebody else is loving you. It is no longer me and you. It’s you and him. He is holding you the same way as I always did, but somehow it is different. You feel safe, secure, and calm. You aren’t doubting your feelings and wondering what it would be like if you were with someone else in the way you always did when you were with me. You wanted something that I could not give you.
It’s 4:10 AM and I’m thinking about how you never told me why you left. It’s painful being abandoned by you, but what hurts even more is that I wasn’t even worth an explanation. I’m trying to wrap my head around how I tried so hard and put my all in for you, yet it was never enough. I was never enough. I loved you unconditionally and expected the same in return. I guess I’m just not worthy of your love. He is.
In researching this volume, I interviewed veterans who had been at the front during World War II. I read countless books, examined film footage, and listened to many detailed and intense stories firsthand, but the one comment that affected me the most came from a former soldier who lowered his gaze to the tabletop and said, ‘I never watch war movies’.
Since ancient times, armies have used mining and tunneling as a way of besieging their enemies. In classical antiquity, armies dug tunnels under enemy walls, and then set fire to timber in the tunnel, causing the shaft to collapse and with it enemy wall. Armies came up with increasingly ingenious ways to use tunnels, or to fight back against them. In 285, Sassanid Persians used poison gas to kill Roman engineers tunneling under their walls. In medieval times, gunpowder became the weapon of choice to place under enemy lines, blowing them sky-high.
The Western Front of World War I was essentially a medieval siege battle on a massive scale, and thus tunnel warfare surfaced again in history. Digging was a way of getting around the strategic impasse of trench-fighting. From the very beginning, the armies employed former miners in crude operations, digging under enemy lines, placing TNT in the mine-shafts, and then blowing up enemy trenches from below. Or tunnels could dig secret entrances into No-Man’s Land or enemy trenches, allowing soldiers to cross into enemy territory safely.
How it worked.
By 1917 tunnel warfare had become a complex and sophisticated operation. Britain recruited professional coal miners from Wales and Australia, as well as the “clay kickers” who had designed the London underground. Germany and France employed miners of their own, each side mining under enemy lines, or searching and destroying the underground tunnels of their enemies.
French sappers listen for vibrations that would detect enemy German diggers.
The most effective case ever was on June 7, 1917, when the British began the Battle of Messines by detonating 19 mines, with over 1 million tons of explosives, under German lines. The noise could be heard in London, 140 miles away. It was the loudest noise produced by humans in history up to that point, and the deadliest non-nuclear explosion of all time.
One of 19 mines goes up at Messines, June 7 1917.
Tunnel warfare was a deadly business. It came, first of all, with all the natural risks of mining. Shafts could collapse suddenly, burying sappers alive. In the clay soil of Belgium, where the water table was very high, mines flooded almost instantly, and soldiers spent laborious hours pumping out water. Complicated breathing apparatuses might be necessary for when oxygen ran out. Furthermore, sappers worked underground with massive quantities of dynamite. An accidental spark here or there and thousands of tons of TNT could blow up.
A sawn-off Lee Enfield rifle for underground fighting.
Even more risks came from the enemy. When one side mined, the other side dug counter-mines. Sappers listened for vibrations from underground, and if they heard the enemy digging, they could rig another tunnel to blow in the enemy excavation. Or, like the ancient Persians, they could find the enemy sap and siphon in gas. And sometimes the methods of war underground were truly medieval. Sometimes enemy sappers ran into each other underground, suddenly bursting through an underground wall. In these cases, nightmarish subterranean conflicts took place in the pitch dark, as man killed each other with knuckle-dusters, knives, and sawn-off bolt-action rifles.
gmwnetwork challenges (get to know the gmwnet)| favorite character: joshua gabriel matthews ↳ How did this happen to me? I’ll tell you what happened. I grew up. You know what I know? High school is the last stop before you grow up. So, you don’t give up on that teddy bear. You hang on tight, you find that bear.
(Greek πρόλογος prólogos, from pro, “before” and lógos, “word”)
is an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details, often some earlier story that ties into the main one, and other miscellaneous information. The Ancient Greek prólogos included the modern meaning of prologue, but was of wider significance, more like the meaning of preface. The importance, therefore, of the prologue in Greek drama was very great; it sometimes almost took the place of a romance, to which, or to an episode in which, the play itself succeeded.
ok but jake is going to be the most embarrassing boyfriend ever when amy aces her sergeant’s exam. i’m talking bout billboards of amy posted round brooklyn and embarrassing gushing to whoever will listen. “two waters please, one for me and one for my girlfriend– who brought brooklyn the highest score in the last ten years.”
They trust each other so much on and off the ice. At the core of their relationship, they’re a team.
“I’m basically dating my best friend, dude.” - Either one
Of course they have differing perspectives, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn to be more open minded or have actual adult conversations about their issues
The D-Men Connection Is Real
The amount of communication without words is awe inspiring and, to others, endlessly annoying.
They learn to read each other’s emotions pretty well from all their time playing together. Most of the time one can tell when the other is having a bad day just by glancing at them for a brief second.
Listen, I’m tired of all these tropes where one of them verbally harasses the other (usually Dex) and the other one just takes it with no objection (usually Nursey) because of “love” (Note: can you smell the racism?).
In my early days of Hamilton, I misheard many lyrics because I listened to the album without them. The most notable mistake I made was with the one line in Say No to This where Hamilton says “I screamed ‘how could you’ in her face,” where I, for about a month, thought he was saying “I screamed ‘I’ll cut you in the face,’” and I was so concerned for Maria Reynolds and like jesus Hammy calm the hell down