but it's more fun than french

Day One Hundred and Twenty-Three

-At precisely eight o'clock, just as we were opening, a man darted into the store, decked out in board shorts, a worn graphic tee, and pristine latex gloves. After a few minutes walking the store, he brought forward an armful of household essentials and asked me to wait as he quickly picked up one last item from the front end. I looked on as he walked to the card wall, scooped an entire rack of Yu-Gi-Oh cards up in his arm, and purchased the twenty dollars of cleaning supplies and over one hundred dollars of trading cards with infallible glee.

-A woman purchased a large gift bag with an equally-large package of toilet paper. This is the type of ally I need in my life.

-A dog in a cart looked me dead in the eye and bared their teeth. This intimidation tactic would have struck terror into my very core, were it not for the pup’s ferocity being undermined by its fun-sized nature.

-A fact I have always presumed to be true has been proven as such today. No sight is more fear-inspiring than a ragtag team of twenty teenage jocks storming your storefront with neither care nor supervision.

-I heard a toddler shouting the French word, “Merde!” repeatedly as he was pushed through the store. His parents did not know, but I knew, and he knew that I knew, and I knew that he knew that I knew, and that was enough for him.

-A woman complained to me at great length about her disappointment in a local hotel’s policy. After she was pressed for more details by means of a polite and silent nod from me, she explained that she and her family had been having a picnic and photoshoot on their front lawn and were asked to leave once it was determined that they were not actually staying at the hotel. A pay-to-stay establishment not allowing free use of their premises made little sense to this woman, as this situation as a whole did to me.

Jack crouches to take the pasta pot out of the cupboard. There’s a loud, fart-sounding tearing noise. “Tabarnak.”

Bitty looks over from the stove where he’s sautéing onions. “Huh?”

Jack stands up, pot in hand. He turns his leg out slightly, angling his thigh towards Bitty. He places the pot on the counter. “It ripped.”

Bitty looks down. There’s a good five-inch rip in the inner thigh of Jack’s jeans. “Yeah, that’s not gonna patch,” he says. 

Jack grumbles under his breath. “I liked these jeans,” he says sadly.

Bitty puts the spoon down. “Do you need a hug?” Jack can be weird about clothes sometimes. Shitty’s long ago summary of Jack’s fashion style as “about to rob a Burger King” hasn’t lost much its accuracy. On game days, Jack wears fancy suits like the other men on his team. The rest of the time, he dresses like a French-Canadian frat boy.

“I need to not be so fat,” Jack says.

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how the instruments should get their personal names, according to my extremely scientific survey

flute: Names that reference the type of metal they are plated in. (A nickel flute= Nicholas, silver flute= Sylvester, or like my step up flutes name, “Argentum” which is Latin for silver. Super extra, but boils down to normal.) (18.9%)

french horn: anything but french (53.6%)

trombone: They remind me of fun and peppy like Mario games. So maybe more latin or new orleans style names since thats what music mario games use the most? (19.8%)

trumpet: american bc we think we’re better than everyone else but really aren’t (62.7%)

bass clarinet: Something really long and extra like then (sir Bert bottom Casey the third) (31%)

oboe: Oboe names should either be obnoxiously french or obnoxiously mundane, like either Guillaume or Harold (French because originally called a hautboi (meaning high-wood cause we are high pitched woodwinds) and created for the purpose of entertaining courts (39%)

euphonium: after anyone who has written a euphonium solo (36.2%)

clarinets: really generic white names like craig or steve or tabitha (20.3%)

bassoons: either named German names or something weird. There is no in between (45.6%)

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Mle 1886 ‘Lebel’ Rifle - “Fusil de 8mm Modèle 1886″

Designed in 1886, produced from 1887 to 1920 by MAC, MAT and MAS.
8x50mmR Lebel, 8+1+1 rounds.

Read below for everything you wanted to know about this rifle, and then more, and then even more, Jippers you didn’t need to know all that, what the fuck it’s still going, why did they keep it for this long, just let the fucking thing die already.

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i guess that in general this whole teen Wolf situation made me realize how so many people just won’t let someone enjoy something that makes them happy and they rather just judge you and act like they are superior cause they like more artistic shows or whatever

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  • Playing a character with cancer.
  • Playing a character under the influence of drugs.
  • How to RP a blind character.
  • How to play a character with social anxiety.
  • How to write a mute character.1
  • Types of Mental Illnesses
  • Writing a character who is high on amphetamines.
  • How to portray a character high on cocaine.
  • Tips on writing a drug addict.
  • Writing insane characters.
  • Writing a character with an addiction to sex.
  • Portraying a recovering alcoholic.
  • Writing a character who is drunk.
  • How to portray a character high on cocaine.
  • Writing a character who is high on amphetamines.
  • Playing a character under the influence of marijuana.
  • Writing a character with a hangover
  • Writing a character who is drunk
  • Writing Drunk Characters
  • Colors
  • Description: Ethnicity and Skin Tone
  • Descriptive words for skin tones
  • Describing Clothing
  • How to Describe the Body Shape of Female Characters
  • Character Apperance Help
  • Words to Describe Voice
  • helpful descriptive words
  • Eyes
  • Weather Example
  • Establishing The Right Point of View
  • How to Start Writing in the Third Person
  • The I Problem
  • Editing Recipe
  • Cliche Finder
  • Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written
  • Writing 101: Revising A Novel
  • 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes
  • Synonyms for the Most Commonly Used Words of the English Language
  • Grammar Urban Legends
  • 234 synonyms for ‘said’
  • How To Rewrite
  • Placement of Speech Tags
  • Grammar and Spelling
  • Grammar Slammer!
  • American vs. British Grammar
  • HyperGrammar
  • Grammar Girl
  • Punctuating Dialogue
  • How to Use the Semicolon
  • Introduction to the Basic Rules of Punctuation
  • Comma 101
  • All About Dialouge
  • 11 Grammar Tips
  • Comma Usage
  • Correct Use of Apostrophe
  • Proofreading
  • Transition Words
  • 40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation
  • Better Writing: Grammar & Spelling
  • Semicolons and Colons
  • Underlining and Italicizing
  • Dashes and Parentheses
  • Hyphens
  • Apostrophes
  • The Ellipsis 
  • Tip Of My Tongue - Find the word you’re looking for
  • Write or Die - Stay motivated
  • Stay Focused - Tool for Chrome, lock yourself out of distracting websites
  • My Writing Nook - Online Text Editor, Free
  • Bubbl.us - Online Mind Map Application, Free
  • Family Echo - Online Family Tree Maker, Free
  • Freemind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable
  • Xmind - Mind Map Application; Free; Windows, Mac, Linux, Portable
  • Liquid Story Binder - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $45.95; Windows, Portable
  • Scrivener - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $39.95; Mac
  • SuperNotecard - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable
  • yWriter - Novel Organization and Writing Application; free; Windows, Linux, portable
  • JDarkRoom - Minimalist Text Editing Application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable
  • AutoRealm - Map Creation Application; free; Windows, Linux with Wine

Beauty, Makeup & Fashion 

  • 6 makeup tips
  • 3-D Lip Effect
  • avocado facial mask (dry skin)
  • banana facial mask (moisturizes)
  • beauty tips to reinvent your look
  • best eye shadow looks for winter
  • bloody halloween nails
  • cool makeup tips
  • Cosplay eye makeup
  • coverup tattoos
  • easy make up tips
  • everyday makeup tutorial
  • Eyeliner ref
  • eyeliner tricks
  • filling in eyebrows
  • how to contour
  • How To Have Good Skin
  • how to make any color of lipstick… from crayons
  • how to make your own temporary tattoo
  • lipstick tricks
  • list of oils to add to your face masks
  • make up tips (more) (more) (more) (more)
  • Make up tips masterpost
  • Make Your Own Pore Strips
  • must know make up tips (more) (more)
  • natural beauty remedies
  • punk rock make up
  • Smoky eye
  • sparkly party makeup
  • strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
  • the trick to liquid eyeliner
  • waxing vs. shaving
  • what makeup suits you?
  • what you need to know about beauty
  • Where to apply perfume
  • Winged Eyeliner Tricks
  • yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
  • 1000+ everything clothing ref
  • Amazing Clothing Site
  • Awesome jackets
  • beatles-themed outfits
  • Comic book made dresses
  • cloaks
  • fashion inspiration
  • Find Clothes a character has worn on Television
  • green day-inspired outfits (1)(2)(3)
  • hecka adorable tights
  • Hella Cute Dress
  • hella rad ear cuffs
  • Hella Rad Stockings
  • hella sexy 50s halter dress
  • Holy Shit Gloves
  • Jungle Tribe purse (so bad ass)
  • knit fairy tale hoods
  • leather fairy tale footwear
  • motherfucking medieval circlet crown things
  • more badass tights
  • More Hella Rad Stockings
  • No Sew Infinity Scarf
  • old fashioned clothes
  • panda onesie
  • pop art dress
  • rad leggings
  • sherlock-inspired outfits
  • The Most Hella Skirt I Have Ever Seen
  • 101 things to do with your hair
  • Anna’s Coronation Hair (from Frozen) 
  • bad hair day fixes
  • best at home hair dye
  • best hair products under $10
  • black hair care
  • bleaching your hair
  • braided bun
  • braided headband
  • braided ponytail
  • braid + bun updo
  • cutting your own hair
  • Diagonal Bow Braid
  • different ways to braid
  • DIY beach waves
  • DIY dry shampoo
  • double wrap braid
  • dreadlocks
  • dutch braid crown
  • Elsa’s Braid (from Frozen)
  • Feather Waterfall and Ladder Braid
  • find the right flat iron
  • find the right type of shampoo
  • Fishtail Braid
  • French Braid
  • hair care tips for bleached hair
  • homemade hair treatments
  • home remedies for dandruff
  • Lace Braid
  • lovely bun with braids
  • Make your hair shinier
  • Messy Bun
  • Messy Side Braid
  • pin curls!
  • Princess Belle’s Hairstyle
  • Quick and easy hairstyles
  • removing split ends
  • romantic curls
  • Snow White Inspired Hair
  • styling short hair
  • taming frizzy hair
  • thinning hair
  • treating head lice
  • wig care
  • Woven Knot
  • 101 things to do with your hair
  • 101 things to do with your hair
  • Anna’s Coronation Hair (from Frozen) 
  • bad hair day fixes
  • best at home hair dye
  • best hair products under $10
  • black hair care
  • braided bun
  • braided headband
  • braided ponytail
  • braid + bun updo
  • cutting your own hair
  • Diagonal Bow Braid
  • different ways to braid
  • DIY beach waves
  • DIY dry shampoo
  • double wrap braid
  • dreadlocks
  • dutch braid crown
  • Elsa’s Braid (from Frozen)
  • Feather Waterfall and Ladder Braid
  • Fishtail Braid
  • French Braid
  • hair care tips for bleached hair
  • homemade hair treatments
  • home remedies for dandruff
  • Lace Braid
  • lovely bun with braids
  • Messy Bun
  • Messy Side Braid
  • pin curls!
  • Princess Belle’s Hairstyle
  • Quick and easy hairstyles
  • romantic curls
  • Snow White Inspired Hair
  • styling short hair
  • wig care
  • Woven Knot

School

  • Advice on college
  • Alternatives to buying expensive textbooks
  • An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms. TO KIND OF HELP)
  • The Answer(s) to all of Your Problems
  • Answers to the textbook
  • AP Cram Packets
  • bibliography maker
  • calculators (includes graphing, geometric, stats etc)
  • citing social media
  • Crash course in any subject with John Green
  • Dorm room survival
  • download free books
  • educational links fucking galore
  • essay structure guide
  • finals survival guide
  • Flashcards
  • For Juniors or Seniors With Low Income Families Looking For Scholarships
  • Free Educational resources for anyone and everyone 
  • Free online college classes
  • Free online textbooks
  • google citations
  • googling tips
  • Grade calculator
  • help in a ton of subjects
  • Help on reading/researching
  • Helps you in any subject
  • help with memorizing and testing
  • homework help
  • How to cope with College Rejection
  • How to Format an Essay
  • how to google
  • how to study, Study guide
  • How to survive college masterpost
  • how to talk to and help an anxiety-ridden friend
  • improve your studying skills
  • keep taking your mind off of it
  • Learning Websites Masterpage
  • make flash cards
  • Masterpost of writing software
  • math problem solver (2) , (3)
  • more essay writing help
  • my favorite tutoring website
  • One of the best learning websites
  • Organizing 101
  • Organizing 102
  • panic and anxiety information masterpost
  • picking up a hobby can relax you during the school year!!
  • Procrastinator?
  • pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
  • Rape Escape
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Scholarpedia
  • Sites to help you not get distracted with other sites. (Mac)(PC)
  • Social media citing
  • Stress Analyst
  • Time Management
  • Tips before/during an exam
  • Tips on Exams
  • Tip of my tongue
  • Website that is always relevant.
  • when to go to sleep/wake up
  • Whole page dedicated to studying/organizing
  • how to get high marks and be on tumblr at the same time
  • science, but in actual english
  • music to help you study
  • selfcontrol: a website help with distracting websites
  • a site that explains literally everything
  • organizing your time, studying strategies, etc..
  • study skills
  • how to google
  • learn to revise
  • getting motivated to study
  • tips for a productive study break
  • when to go to bed
  • equivalent to microsoft word
  • free online books
  • excuses for no homework
  • a way to high marks and be on tumblr the same time.
  • science translated to english :)
  • collection of studying mixes
  • selfcontrol and various pomodoro method site blockers are extremely helpful when you know you need to shut down your access to distracting websites
  • the best learning websites eVER i ii iii
  • organizing your time, studying strategies.. etc
  • study skills
  • learning how to revise
  • improving your revision skills
  • alt. to wikipedia
  • final exams guide
  • get motivated to study
  • microsoft word equivalent
  • “no homework” excuses
  • An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms)
  • bibliography maker
  • Didn’t listen in class?
  • make flash cards
  • math problem solver i ii
  • Online Ruler
  • when to go to sleep/wake up
  • how to look busy at work/school
  • Masterlist of study tips
  • How to Study Well
  • a whole blog dedicated to study motivation, tips, and advice!
  • chrome extension that prevents procrastination
  • get cute kittens for writing!
  • this is strangely relaxing and helps me focus
  • Yummy Brain Food
  • Techniques for Studying and Learning
  • Time Management
  • Google citations
  • Googling Tips
  • Citing Social Media
  • good background study mixes i ii iii iv v vi 
  • A Whole Bunch of Study Playlists
  • Thinking & Memorizing Tips
  • Research & Reading Tips
  • Finals Help Guide
  • Homework Help
  • Geography Help
  • Pull an All Nighter & Do Well On Your Exam
  • AP Cram Packets
  • BECOMING AN ADULT HELLA RAD
  • Studying With Tumblr
  • Learn A New Language
  • Pull An All-Nighter With An Exam The Next Day
  • Write A Kick Ass Essay
  • Helpful Website For All Your Learning Needs
  • Essay Typer (omg this made me cry ok)
  • Feed People Rice By Getting Questions Right
  • Need Help With Math?
  • No More Wikipedia
  • Google Like A Boss
  • Type A Phrase To Find A Word
  • Crash Course (John Green Does History, hint hint)
  • Online Ruler
  • How To Look Busy (But You Aren’t)
  • Hella Free BooksTake A Productive Study Break
  • Y’all Don’t Need Microsoft Word
  • Get Motivated To Study
  • Free Shipping Books
  • Do’s And Don’t’s: College Applications
  • Bibliography Maker
  • how to survive college 
  • Scholarpedia (basically Wikipedia but with reliable sources)
  • solve any math problem
  • how to effectively pull an all-nighter
  • teaches everything
  • An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms)
  • bibliography maker
  • Didn’t listen in class?
  • look for your worksheets on here
  • finals survival guide
  • free microsoft word alternative
  • homework help
  • learn geography
  • make flash cards
  • math problem solver (2)
  • Masterpost of writing software
  • online ruler
  • pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
  • Stress Analyst
  • when to go to sleep/wake up
  • how to wake up in the morning
  • learn how to study
  • Masterlist of study tips
  • How to cite
  • Take online college courses
  • How to multiply big numbers

Bored?

  • answer trivia questions and give people rice
  • make a a giant squid pillow!
  • make your own acapella band
  • live ocean
  • pokemon secret base
  • read creepy wikipedia articles
  • read more creepy wikipedia articles 
  • disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
  • this will take you to a cool place
  • your online garden
  • sand art online
  • wow just open it omg
  • cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
  • how to help someone who is suicidal
  • make a blanket nest
  • click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
  • 2500 Japanese emoticons 
  • homemade wax
  • gift ideas for cat lovers
  • moss graffiti
  • make a flower crown
  • night vale monopoly
  • learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
  • how to play ‘sherlock’
  • supernatural workout
  • learn a new language!
  • learn london slang
  • take personality tests
  • make gifs
  • see what its like to live on minimum wage
  • watch great vines
  • make glitter out of salt
  • make dip-dyed shoes
  • learn to read korean in 15 minutes
  • how to make origami
  • color matching game
  • fun sites masterpost
  • how to be an adult
  • check your postlimit
  • make a wand
  • find out if a website is safe
  • make a font from your handwriting
  • night vale monopoly
  • learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
  • how to play ‘sherlock’
  • supernatural workout
  • learn a new language!
  • learn london slang
  • take personality tests
  • watch this video
  • make gifs
  • see what its like to live on minimum wage
  • watch great vines
  • give people free rice by answering trivia!
  • make a flower crown
  • turn your handwriting into a font
  • take a dialect test
  • learn how to write elvish
  • take this amazingly accurate color quiz
  • live kitty cam
  • Boredom masterpost 
  • really interesting websites
  • cute videos
  • vines
  • free hugs
  • fun sites masterpost
  • useless websites
  • play some dumb games
  • color matching game
  • games you played back in the day
  • really cute online games
  • cards against humanity pdf (a must!!)
  • sushi cat 
  • takes you to a random location and you have to guess where you are
  • akinator, the web genie (like guess who!!)
  • create a fake tweet
  • over 100 cool games
  • make punk edits
  • play mario for free
  • learn another language
  • make HUGE unpoppable bubbles
  • make a fat lady eat apples (lol)
  • play some piano
  • draw a stick man and watch the story!
  • listen to drunk people’s ideas
  • thousands of stars (you can zoom in/out and learn about them)
  • check if a username is taken (any site! twitter/tumblr, etc)
  • draws stuff as you move your curser
  • tell your thoughts to no one
  • play with cob web
  • make music with balloons
  • a list of cool sites
  • learn to play the guitar
  • learn to build a ship in a bottle
  • learn origami
  • learn some yoyo tricks
  • make your own stuffed animals
  • how to decorate iphone cases
  • make a candle

Hope you enjoy! And sorry for the long post! :B

Fun facts about Catalan
  • Catalan is spoken in four states: Spain, Andorra, France and Italy
  • It’s an official language in Spain in the areas where it’s spoken. 
  • It’s not official in the French areas where it’s spoken, but it’s taught at school
  • The Italian dialect is in decay, although efforts are being made to preserve it and promote it
  • It is the only official language in Andorra
  • The main organization that controls the language is l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans
  • Although Spain is part of the EU, Catalan is not an official language (despite having more speakers than Finnish or other European languages). However, many documents from the EU are translated to Catalan
  • Catalan is considered to be one of the most unified languages in medieval Europe
  • Catalan has also one of the first feminist writers in Western Europe, Isabel de Villena (XV century!)
  • Isabel de Villena’s work was a reply to a sexist book that had been published. It included sexist insults in almost each verse (11,000 in total)
  • The first person who stopped writing in Latin for his scientific research was Ramon Llull, back in the 13th century.
  • Catalan and Italian share many grammar rules, some of them are exactly the same.
  • Catalan has two main dialects, the western dialect and the eastern dialect
  • Catalan is called “valencià” in the region of Valencia, which is the dialect of that area (same situation with Dutch in Belgium)
  • There’re more Catalan speakers (8/9 million) than Irish people (we could invade them)
  • Catalan has quite a unique letter: l·l
  • Catalan is quite related to French and Occitanian
  • It has its own Wikipedia articles in the language
  • The domain for websites in catalan is .cat
  • You can change most devices and social media to Catalan, so if it is your target language you know what to do!

anonymous asked:

So, I've been watching children's songs in French and it's been a lot of fun doing it - granted I'm only level 8 in Duolingo, so even in the kid's songs there is stuff that I don't understand - but I'm wondering if you have any French songs to recommend or French media that I could consume? Pronunciation of things in French really throws me off, and sentence structure, so I think listening to something that isn't Duolingo would be beneficial for me! Thank you!!! <3

I know more tv shows than music though, I hope you don’t mind!

In music:

- Amir 

- this year’s Eurovision contestant from France has a nice song :)

- here are a bunch of playlists of french music (idk how good they are tho)

In TV:

- Miraculous Ladybug is a children’s show available in a bunch of languages, including french

- Totally Spies is another kids show that’s available in French

- Pokemon

- Téléquebec is a Quebec TV channel with a bunch of shows, both for children and for adults. The French might be a bit different from Parisian French, but most shows use a standard French which should be easy to understand. I’m not sure if it’s region-blocked though!

Amiemon アミモン

Level: Child

Attribute: Vaccine

Type: Dinosaur

Family: Virus Busters/Dragon’s Roar

A rare Child level Digimon that resembles a velociraptor. It is thought to be a missing link between Dragon and Bird type digimon. It has an innocent, playful personality, and is completely loyal to its partner. However, it carries a peculiar sacred power in its data. This power is the seed of ultimate purity, a force of terrifying potency, able to threaten the existence of the world. For now, this power lies dormant, awaiting the proper catalyst to unlock its wrath.

Attacks: Flash Fire: Amiemon shoots searing-hot white light from its mouth.

Silver Fang: Amiemon’s razor sharp teeth shine with holy light, and it bites its foe.

Silver Claw: Same as above, but with the claws on Amiemon’s paws and feet.

Flash Wing: Amiemon’s arm-feathers shine with holy power, and it strikes the foe with them.

Amiemon’s name comes from the French word for ‘friend’. Its design is a PANK velociraptor. More accurate than Jurassic Park, folks. She’s a lot friendlier though, most of the time.


Day 4 is Virus Buster. I tried a style more natural for me this time. Amiemon is easy and fun to draw for me, so experimenting with her is well, easy and fun.

I understand more Dutch every day and I’m so excited about it

anonymous asked:

Ayee can you give us more of your hd about Eldarya? Your vision of it seems pretty interesting

Awwe that’s sweet. This seems fun yo

First of all I actualy picture the gard wAY bigger than it seems to be. Archetcturraly speaking, it is like a small kingdome, since there is refuges for families and the Eel (if the name is the same in engish and french) for its member and soldiers wich are allocated in 4 guards that you already know.

The Shining Guard is the most important and the less populated guard. All the big names, most of them are old, everyone is affraid of them. Miiko is not the big boss™ but is right before them.  That’s why we get to see her around oftenly since she doesn’t have ALL the charges of the Eel and have some time for her.

The Emo Shadows, the assassins. Even tho they are not taken seriously by the Obisidans and mostly Absynths, they are one of the most flexible guardians in the eel, since they study poisons (poisons mostly), some combat technics, some kind of blades, etc. Their leader, for anyone who hasn’t met him yet, is a cool, seductive and mysterious gentleman who has a really dark and sad™ backstory. But he is a huge dork and dog-lover who loves all his babies shadows withh all his heart.

The PlantNerds Absynths, the archives. Pictured as “i-know-everything” or “I-would-rather-die-than-tell-you-I-am-wrong” and fuckin green. They are a big part of the guard since they help providing the other guards potions, medecines, studies on wildlife and how to handle some types of creatures, etc. Composed of a good varities of faeries of all ages, mostly elves. Their leader is everything you thought when you saw him the very first time, and worse.

The BigBoiz Obsidians, the warriors. The big buffy and kinda dumb part of the guard. Sweat, manly screaming, brotherhood and the sound of the impact of iron. Probably the most populated guard. They can be scary but the majority of them are really nice and respectful and would kill for you. When missions are assigned, groups are composed of 75% Obsidians, 24% Shadows, and 1% Absynth. Their leader is the strategist that they needed and the pure boi that we needed


okay that’s it for now cause these things take time lmao

independent.co.uk
New D'Artagnan film: How his family protect the real Musketeer spirit
He is the hero of Alexandre Dumas's novels and he has been portrayed on screen by actors from Douglas Fairbanks and Gene Kelly to Michael York. D'Artagnan, the most dashing of all the musketeers, may seem to us like a fictional figure. However, Charles Ogier de Batz de Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan – to give him his name in full – was a real historical character and his descendants are doing their best to live up to his reputation. These descendants belong to one of the most aristocratic families in France.

Forty years ago, Pierre’s grandfather launched a new order – Compagnie de Mousquetaires de Armagnac. Pierre’s father, French senator Aymeri de Montesquiou, is currently “Captain” of the organisation.

“It (the Society) was created to celebrate the musketeer spirit, of course, and also to promote Armagnac (brandy) from Gascony,” Pierre explains. “Now, we have more than 3,000 members all around the world, from South Asia to the States.” There is a Senegal chapter; one in Vietnam, and, perhaps appropriately given its links with steel, a new one in Pittsburgh.

This sounds like fun. Athos would have approved :)

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Deutschland’s Kolonien-Spiel: the 19th-century board game that trained German kids in colonialism

The board game Deutschland’s Kolonien-Spiel—Game of Germany’s Colonies—once offered children a voyage through the German territories abroad, from Europe through Africa to Asia. Produced in 1890, the game arrived during a peak moment of colonial fervor.

Not only did players encounter the trials and tribulation of traveling in foreign lands, but they also learned about the colonies and their own supposed role as bearers of civilization. 

At the turn of the 19th century, child’s play was about more than having fun. As the market for toys grew, toy producers sought to appeal to ever-greater audiences by touting the educational value of their products. The map at the center of Deutschland’s Kolonien-Spiel, for example, imparted authority and pedagogic value.

This relic from childhoods past is part of the Getty Research Institute’s special collections—also home to a French colonial board game—and was recently digitized for online viewing.

Read more about the game and its components on the Getty Iris.

i dunno if like .. speaking a specific language could b a stim ? like ig it could b something of a vocal stim if its th specific way th words feel in ur mouth tht u like or just th way they sound … i dunno either way not to Project™ but link in the event he speaks french switches to french a lot when hes upset or stressed because even though its a 2nd language there are some little phrases he has down real well and that are Very Nice to say and theyre usually just little fun nonsense phrases its more like hes just echoing in french than speaking it if anything

10

I've had enough of running away. Now I've got something I want to protect. It’s you.

kira-97  asked:

Omg!! You're taking Requests??! That's so cool, your art is amazing. Hmm, the posibilities are endless, but I'm thinking... Some rupphire deep kisses?.. Nothing fancy just, romantic~ >u<

3

“Dancing machine” Jackson is my favourite Jackson. 

4

(( Killing 3 birds with one stone hollaaaa
Yes the Panama Canal Trio (?) 

Fun Fact ! France and America brought the racial diversity to Panama. Ferdinand De Lesseps was the Frenchman who ensured the success of the Suez Canal and thus his next project was the Panama Canal in order to create the valuable link that would bring glory to France. Of course he failed - but De Lesseps valued West Indian labor, finding it the cheapest and most efficient + easy to get. This brought thousands of West Indians to Panama and began the initial Amerindian-West Indian racial mixing in Panama (and of course the French influence itself)
The American who began Panama Canal construction post its failure was John Stevens, and he was different than De Lesseps for he preferred Chinese labor due to him also constructed the Great Northern Railroad and that was his labor force. He began experimenting with workers world wide, bringing large quantities of Europeans (Spanish, Greek, Italian, Dutch) and of course Americans and Chinese before also settling for West Indian.
Panama, when compared at an equal ratio, is more racially diverse and of a melting pot country than the USA!

Fun Fact #2! The American strategy/effort in backing up Panama’s independence was inspired by the way France backed up American independence during the Rev. War with the large boat block-aids. I think that’s hella cute in the APH perspective. ))

Four ways Kanan found out that Hera could sing

1.

It was like a flood had been let loose in Hera; since the arrival of their daughter - and since the sheer panic and worry and ohfuckohfuckohfuck had worn off - Kanan learned something new about his captain every day. Stories she had never shared before, told in a lilting whisper to the tiny bundle strapped to her chest as she finalised jump points. All of her favourite little things on Ryloth, snatches of happy memories that had been hidden for so long (save the rest for later, introduce her to the good before raising the bad). Hera’s r’s  rolling that little more, her vowels elongating as her native accent overrode her acquired outer rim accent.

Never moreso than when she sang. Hera sings. She sings. All this time, and Kanan never knew. She had hummed, in frustration or absentmindedly or chasing a nightmare. Singing was an entirely new development. Smoky and low, the ryl words pouring out and wrapping around him, filling the cockpit with specters of a lost world.

Kanan held her extra close that night, legs around his waist as they sat on their bunk. Determinedly but gently tickling her neck with his beard as he whispered for her to sing again, just for him. She will, but only if he’s the one to get up and see to the child when she wakes up in the night.

2.

The intel had gotten to them too late, the camp already under attack as they sat, idly, waiting for the coordinates to be confirmed. Another blow to the straggling remnants of Ryloth, free no longer.

As the crew picked through the smouldering remains, a tearing gasping breath came from under the shredded remains of a crate. Hera scrabbled desperately, silently to reveal a Twi’lek woman, more ash than flesh. Unknown to her, but familiar mother cousin aunt. Taking care to avoid the charred flesh, Hera took the dying woman’s head in her lap. Too far gone, there was nothing that could be done. Gently stroking the base of her lekku as the crew watched on, Hera began to hum softly, faltering notes soon forming words soothing and sweet. A living piece of home in an alien place of death; she sang a song passed on by her mother and by her mother.

Before the second verse was done, the woman let out a final sigh. Gone.

That night, Kanan found Hera in the cockpit. Why should she sleep when there was so much work to be done? Together they sat in silence for the longest time, staring. Into the void of space, the silence deafening. Until, so low he’s not sure he’s sensing it or hearing it, she started to sing. The words sweeping and soothing, though he did not entirely understand it. When she sang her last, Hera squeezed Kanan’s hand and returned to sitting in comfortable, contemplative silence. Until the morning yells came from Zeb and Ezra’s room.

3.

Ripped from dreams of gunfire and death and run, Kanan woke up to hands gently carding through his hair and a lullaby in his ear. It was just a nightmare, he’s fine, everyone’s fine, Master Billaba -  but no. The barely audible words were unknown to him; not basic - Ryl? Green hands soothing his aching head instead of brown.

He was lying face down on the sofa in the Ghost’s lounge. He didn’t remember getting there; he did remember a desperate need to drown the past. It didn’t work. It never worked. Hera, sitting on the floor next to him, met his eye with an understanding smile that didn’t reach her eyes. Her fingers faltered but she didn’t drop a note, continuing her song until he drifted back to an uneasy sleep.

They never spoke of the incident, but that was the last time Kanan passed out in a drunken stupour. (He would have taken Hera’s singing as a substitute to keep the nightmares at bay, but that probably would have been a breach of their agreement.)

(She sang for him again several years later.)

4.

Peace and quiet reigned at last on the Ghost. Kanan had swept the rest of crew off to run errands, buy supplies. Hera had begged off, citing repairs that urgently needed her attention. Truthfully, she need to be alone. She loved her crew - her family - but there were times that she missed when the ship was her ship.

The tanks were full, water was hot and no squabbling queue to use the ‘fresher. She was going to indulge and luxuriate in a shower that lasted longer than five minutes. Stepping into the deliciously scalding water, it wasn’t long before the tension was seeping out of her bones and a song bubbling out of her lungs. Strong and wilful, the Ryl rolling from the bottom of her belly as she let loose as she hadn’t let herself in so long, reverberating through the fresher.

Skin beginning to wrinkle and  having sung through all of the loudest and most defiant songs that she could think of, she turned the cooling water off and stepped out of the stall. She must have nearly gone through the entire tank. Oops. Still humming - a bawdy cantina number that her father had once caught her singing and no she definitely didn’t know where she heard it or what it means honestly daddy - she moved to wrap a towel around herself. Brushing water from the length of her lekku, and coming face to face with a broadly grinning Jedi leaning against the ‘fresher door.

Before he could say whatever witty remark he had ready, she flung the damp towel at his face and retreated back into the shower stall, turning the water back on. Daring him to follow her into the cool water.