awesome speech is awesome

[Image description: drawing of a brown pig saying “Your talent doesn’t need to be effortless to be impressive. If you worked hard to be good at something, it doesn’t mean you’re not actually good at that thing. It means you’re good at it and you’re hard-working and dedicated. That’s awesome. You’re awesome!” in a pink speech bubble.]


“Detection is a darned lonely business and detectives are perhaps inclined to be lone wolves, if you’ll pardon the expression. And at the conclusion of a case, there are always other parties not of the police force, who will claim to have solved it. I refer, of course, to that bane of the policeman’s life, the amateur sleuth, or worse, still, the professional private detective.“

Accents and Anachronisms: What did people sound like in 18th century America?

If you’ve ever wondered about the language and accents used by the main characters of TURN, you’re definitely not alone. (It’s one of the topics we get the most questions about from TURN viewers!)

So what DID people sound like in Early America? Our latest blog post takes a closer look at 18th century accents, anachronisms, and speech patterns, complete with plenty of links for further reading. We’ve even got some pronunciation guides for you to download if you want to practice sounding like a turn-of-the-century New Englander! (No, really, you should try it! Hilarity is BOUND to ensue.)

(“Improprieties in Pronunciation common among the people of New-England”, circa 1808. Visit the blog to download the entire thing!)

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY @someone-stole-my-shoes!!!!!!!

I sorry this is so very, very late but I wanted to make you something nice and special in hopes it will warm your heart and remind you you’re a wonderful person and deserve all things beautiful in the world. May your life be awesome and colourful, I hope you find lots of hapiness and lots of dorks to ship together and keep writing these amazing stories of yours  ♡ ♡


Komori’s Speech

We emptied our purses buying this house, but it looks small with this many people in it.

And with different thoughts and concerns on their minds, all of these guys go charging into one another in pursuit of a single ball. Of course, half-assing won’t unify them. That’s why we need so much preparation. Not just in mastering techniques, but also learning to comprehend each other. To understand each other.

They say Rugby games are decided before the game even starts. Upsets are rare in Rugby. The well-prepared team wins, and the unprepared team loses.


Tony Montana: What you lookin’ at? You all a bunch of fuckin’ assholes. You know why? You don’t have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin’ fingers and say “That’s the bad guy.” So…what that makes you? Good? You’re not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie.

Me, I don’t have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth, even when I lie. So make way for the bad guy!

Time for speeches!

Godric: Starr @sleepy-loopin

Cat: Ocean Cat (all hail)

Helga: Me


It was getting later and later. The party continued… People were laughing, there was cheering, plenty of food and drinks….

Everyone was entertained… Some by other things than the party…

*Cat meouws*

Godric: ‘Do you think they’ll want a job? As a school mascotte?’

Speeches were told by family and friends…

And by a very drunk Godric…

*someone in the back groans -  probably someone who knows Godric…*

Godric: ‘Anyway…’

Godric: ‘Anyway… As I was saying…’

Godric: ‘I’m really curious tough…’ 

Godric: ‘They don’t do very much’

Somebody to Helga: ‘I’m going to make him shut up…’

*everybody in the room, except for Helga, groans or sighs*

Helga: ‘Lovely speech!’

The end

Henry’s Best Man Speech

So, “Killian” asked me to be his best man, which I guess means I have to make a speech. I mean, I guess I’ll start with when I met him - my mom was trying to rescue me in Neverland and he kind of helped I guess? We came back on his ship so that was good. Except I was trapped in a box while my great-grandfather was walking around in my body which was a little weird but anyway…

And he brought me and Mom back to Storybrooke to help after the second dark curse - haha, remember how she had you arrested for assault? Because you tried to True Love Kiss her memory back but you guys didn’t share true love so it didn’t work? That was hilarious! - only he didn’t know what was going on so that wasn’t a huge help.

Then he, uh, tried to kidnap me? Like, he knew Aunt Zelena over there - Hi, Auntie Zee! - would try to kidnap or kill me so he tried to send me to New York? By myself I guess? So I could be safe or something? I don’t know, I never really worked that out. But his intentions were good.

And then later he tried to kill me. I mean, all of us, really, but he changed his mind at the last minute so that’s fine. I guess my favorite memory of Killian and me together is when he yelled at me for not rescuing him well enough in the Underworld.

But Mom’s happy - she doesn’t smile or laugh nearly as much anymore but she says she’s happy - and that’s what matters right? Right. Congratulations guys.