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I’m starting @berrysweetboutique‘s Pastel Rainbowcy Challenge! I’ve never actually played with berry sweet sims before, but I’m excited to try. So meet my founder, Eidolon Cassata!~ He was prettier in CAS, Ima tweak him some more >.>…

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Recently transgender artist @ryancassata released his newest album Shine. He has done interviews with fans about this album. Here the interview i did.

1) What is the inspiration behind Shine?

Shine is really a compilation album of all of my recent work. I wanted to make an album that has a little bit for almost everyone.

2) What was your favourite part of making Shine?

My favorite part was being in the studio and getting to hear my songs come to life. I usually play acoustic so to have my drummer come in and play really brings the songs out! It’s a beautiful process and it’s very exciting!

3) Do you have a favourite song off this album?

My favorite song right now is Alcatraz. It’s the most fun to play. It could change tho.

4) What effect, if any, has you being transgender had on this album?

A lot. We’re the Cool Kids is a song to call everyone to come together and rise up against the hatred. It’s a song for all the kids who don’t fit in. I wrote it about the gender binary really. If you don’t fit into the gender binary that’s totally cool. I don’t really fit in either.

5) Do you think your transgender status affected the publicity for Shine?

Definitely. I definitely received more publicity for my Trans status but I probably missed a lot too just because I’m Trans.

6) Do you plan to tour with Shine? If so, where?

Yes! I’ve got dates coming up that are all on my website and I just played SXSW!

7) Any plans for your next album?

Not yet. It’s still being written!! But I definitely want to do more hip hop. :)

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Gay Music Chart Awards 2016 : the nominations

Here are the nominees :

BEST SONG

Adam Lambert - Another Lonely Night

Alvin Point - Il a dit

Eli Lieb, Steve Grand - Look Away

GAREK - Stray

LP - Lost On You

Markus Feehily - Sanctuary

Sia - The Greatest

Steve Grand - We are the Night (Dave Aude Remix)

Tegan & Sara - Boyfriend

Troye Sivan - Youth

Tyler Glenn - Trash

Years & Years - Meteorite

 

BEST SONG / MUSIC VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

A Song For Orlando – Hands

Asbjørn - BOY PWR

Benny - Boys Will Be Boys

BP Major - Divine Cure

Daff - Glitterpojke

Danielle LoPresti - Holy

Erik Blood - Chase the Clouds

FLETCHER – Princess

Greg Gould - Run To You (#KeepRunning)

Immanuel Casto, Romina Falconi - Who is afraid of Gender?

K3 - Prinsesje en Superman

Pansy Division - Blame It On The Bible

 

BEST ARTIST

ANOHNI

Brendan Maclean

Eli Lieb

Garek

LP

Ryan Cassata

Sia

Steve Grand

Tegan & Sara

Troye Sivan

Tyler Glenn

Years & Years

 

MOST PROMISING ARTIST

6 Pack Band feat. Sonu Nigam - Sab Rab De Bande

Alvin Point

Billy Gilman

Brian Justin Crum

Kevin Abstract

Lontalius

Lostchild

Oscar Zia

Ro Rowan

Saara Aalto

 

BEST GAY MUSIC VIDEO

Alvin Point - Il a dit

Cristal Snow - Love is Blind

Eli Lieb, Steve Grand - Look Away

GAREK – Stray

Miike Snow - Genghis Khan

Markus Feehily - Sanctuary

Osvaldo Supino – Infinity

Patricio Arellano - Nuevo Sol

ROXETTE - Some other summer (fan video)

Tyler Glenn - Midnight

 

BEST LESBIAN MUSIC VIDEO

Dodie - Sick of Losing Soulmates

LP - Lost On You (1033 pts)

Mary Lambert - Hang Out With You

Matilda feat. OMVR – Apologize

Ria Mae – Gold

Rooms - Stars Beyond

SEE – Potions

Tegan and Sara – Boyfriend

The Veronicas - On Your Side

Zolita - Holy

 

BEST BISEXUAL MUSIC VIDEO

Alicia Champion - Bi

Edward Barrow - Toi, elle et moi

Jarryd James feat. Broods - 1000x

Ricky Rebel - Boys & Sometimes Girls

Silva - Feliz e Ponto

 

BEST TRANSGENDER MUSIC VIDEO

6 Pack Band feat. Sonu Nigam - Sab Rab De Bande

CorsA - Hiding Love

Declan McKenna – Paracetamol

MaDame Düx - Say Goodbye

Pooh – Pierre

Ray BLK feat. SG Lewis - Chill Out

Ro Rowan – 1997

Ryan Cassata - Bedroom Eyes

Sunkee Angel - I Am Not a Label

The Parkinson - เพื่อนรัก (Dear Friend)

 

BEST QUEER MUSIC VIDEO

Autoheart - Oxford Blood

Brendan Maclean - Free to Love

Kiddy Smile - Let A B!tch Know

Madblush - Love Love Love

Mykki Blanco feat, Woodkid - High School Never Ends

Of Montreal - It’s Different For Girls

Peaches – Vaginoplasty

PWR BTTM - I Wanna Boi

Tanzer - Johnny

Years & Years - Meteorite

 

BEST DRAG QUEEN MUSIC VIDEO

Alaska Thunderfuck – Anus

Aretuza Lovi feat. Gloria Groove – Catuaba

Athena - Ses Etme

Bob The Drag Queen feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino - Purse First

Kika Lorace - Arriba, Maricón

Låpsley - Operator (DJ Koze Radio Edit)

Lorena Herrera - Karma

Manila Luzon & Alaska Thunderfuck - Working Holiday

RuPaul - The Realness

Sharon Needles - Hollywoodn’t

 

BEST COMING-OUT / COMING OF AGE MUSIC VIDEO

Cors A - Hiding Love

Declan McKenna - Paracetamol

FLETCHER – Princess

Hampus Carlsson - Flera Meter Under Marken

Lontalius – Glow

Lost American - Put Me in a Spell

Pixie Geldof - Woman Go Wild

Tom Goss - Son of a Preacher Man

Troye Sivan – Youth

Yossarian - Talking Too Loud

 

BEST COVER

Art Attack - Same Love

Betty Who - I Love You Always Forever

Emmanuel Moire - Le chanteur

GoodLuck - Thinking About You

J Sutta - Damn! (I Wish I Was Your Lover)

Marina & The Diamonds - True Colours

Michael von der Heide & Paola - Wo ist das Land

Pentatonix - Hallelujah

Pentatonix & Dolly Parton - Jolene

Prep School - Come As You Are

Samuel Forstved - Into You

Tom Goss - Son of a Preacher Man

 

BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE

Agata Vilchik / Агата Вильчик - Oy davno / “Ой, давно” - live @ The Voice Ukraine

Bagarre - La bête voit rouge (live @ Eurockéennes de Belfort 2016)

Billy Gilman - all acts @ The Voice 2016

Brian Justin Crum - all acts @ America’s Got Talent 2016

Douwe Bob - Slow Down (live @ Eurovision Song Contest 2016)

Hovi Star - Made Of Stars (live @ Eurovision Song Contest 2016)

Jan Cina - Hung Up (cover) live @ Tvoje tvář má známý hlas 2016

Melissa Etheridge - Pulse (live @ Infinity Hall, New York, 2016)

Oscar Zia – Human (live @ Melodifestivalen 2016)

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood Tour

 

BEST DANCE / CHOREOGRAPHY

Gay Acrobats Create Stunning Visual Art - THE ARROW [Love. Pride. Truth.]

Lyon Hart - Falling For You

Sia - Cheap Thrills

Sia - The Greatest

X Ambassadors - UNSTEADY | Official Dance Video #LoveisLove

You & Me: coming out a passo di danza (Italia’s Got Talent)

 

BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Anh Tú - Giấc Mơ Không Nhoà (“Thần Tiên Cũng Nỗi Điên” OST)

Dean Fujioka - History Maker (“Yuri On Ice” Opening OST)

J. Ralph & Anohni (F.K.A. Antony) - Manta Ray (“Racing Extinction” OST)

Nat Sakdatorn - ความหมายที่หายไป / Khwam hmay thi hay pi phelng (OST Fathers) (2016)

Years & Years - Meteorite (“Bridget Jones Baby” OST)

許魏洲 / Xu Weizhou - 慢慢走 / Walk Slowly (《上癮》 / “addiction” OST) (2016)

 

BEST LYRIC VIDEO

A Song for Orlando - Hands (Lyric Video)

Isaac Folch feat. Eyzzex - Howling (3D lyric video)

Mc Linn da Quebrada - Talento (Lyric Video)

Melissa Etheridge - Respect Yourself (Lyric Video)

Pet Shop Boys - The Pop Kids (Lyric Video)

Sia feat. Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video)

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM ARGENTINA

Gray Pop - El es©eloso REMIX

Patricio Arellano - Nuevo Sol

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM AUSTRALIA

Betty Who - I Love You Always Forever

Brendan Maclean - Free To Love

Greg Gould - Run To You (#KeepRunning)

Sia - The Greatest

The Veronicas - On Your Side

Troye Sivan - Youth

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM AUSTRIA

Andreas Gabalier - Hulapalu

Sankil Jones - One More Sound

Virginia Ernst - If Not Tonight

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM BELGIUM

Els De Schepper - Kom uit de Kast

K3 - Prinsesje en Superman

LaDiva Live - Love Is On Its Way

Regi & Sem Thomasson feat. LX - The Party Is Over (DJ Antoine vs Mad Mark 2k16 Video Edit)

Selah Sue - Reason

The Magician feat. Brayton Bowman - Shy

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM BRAZIL

Aretuza Lovi feat. Gloria Groove - Catuaba

Jaloo - Chuva

Madblush - Love Love Love

MC Queer - Fiscal

Pollo feat. Joey Mattos - Hoje Eu Acordei

Silva - Feliz e Ponto

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM BULGARIA

AZIS - HABIBI (latino version) / Азис - Хабиби (латино версия).

Galena & TS. Yaneva feat. Azis - Pey Sartse / Галена и Цветелина Янева ft. Азис - Пей, сърце

Slavi, Gumzata & Ku-Ku Band - Byagay / Слави, Гъмзата и Ку-Ку Бенд - Бягай

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM CANADA

Kaytranada - Lite Spots

Lucky Rose feat. Yan Etchevary - The Way You Want Me

Peaches - Vaginoplasty

Ria Mae - Gold

Scotty Dynamo - Not Like You

Tegan and Sara - Boyfriend

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM CHILE

Alex Anwandter - Siempre es viernes en mi corazón

El Virgo - Malviaje Astral

Namuel - Maldita Ingenuidad

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM CHINA

胡齡萌Hu Ling Meng - 從現在到以From Now To The Past

尚雯婕 Laure Shang - 单身男Single Boy

李嘉格Lee JiaGe - 淪陷 Degenerate

馬寧 Manning - 反正都是我 Fanzheng dou shi wo

柳妍熙 Liu Yan Xi - 谁记得 Who Remembered

許魏洲 Xu Weizhou - 慢慢走 Walk Slowly (Addiction OST)

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM CZECH REPUBLIC

Jan Bendig - Coming Out

Lipo feat. Debbi - Štěstí

Renato Salerno - Love Emergency


BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM DENMARK

Asbjørn - BOY PWR

HEIÐRIK  - Change of Frame

HEIÐRIK  - Red Hair

Jonas Hedqvist - Survivors

Maia - Tordenkys

Martin Strecker - Hvis Du Kysser Min Hånd

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM FINLAND

Cristal Snow - Love Is Blind

Cristal Snow - Riding The Storm

Jari Sillanpää - Suurempaa

Saara Aalto - No Fear

 BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM FRANCE

Alvin Point - Il a dit

David Courtin - Main dans la main

Edward Barrow - Toi, elle et moi

Kiddy Smile - Let A B!tch Know

Les Funambules - Au début

Queen Mimosa 3 - Sexophone

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM GERMANY

Alexander Geist & Ming Wong with Bendik Giske - That Girl

BILLY - Not Over You

DJ Hell - I Want U

Jan Böhmermann - Be Deutsch! [Achtung! Germans on the rise!]

Maksim Reimer & Band - You Found Me

Matthew Wood - One Life

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM GREECE

Giorgis Christodoulou Γιώργης Χριστοδούλου - To proí me xypnas me filia /  - Το πρωί με ξυπνάς με φιλιά

Nikos Karvelas /Νίκος Καρβέλας - O Skilos Mou Einai Gay / Ο σκύλος μου είναι Gay

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM ICELAND

Bjartmar Þórðarson - Við getum sameinast

Páll Óskar - Þá mætir þú til mín

Páll Óskar - Vinnum þetta fyrirfram

Sigur Rós - Óveður

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM INDIA

6 Pack Band feat. Sonu Nigam - Sab Rab De Bande

Aman100 - Bapu Sada Kehnda

Friends of Linger - Miss You

Kapoor & Sons | Sidharth Malhotra | Alia Bhatt | Badshah | Amaal Mallik |Fazilpuria - Kar Gayi Chull

Nakash Aziz - India ke sare gay

Nanok feat. Ray Dee - Lay You Down

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM IRELAND

Jack O'Rourke - On The Downlow

Markus Feehily - Sanctuary

Nathan Carter - Temple Bar

Villagers - Wichita Lineman

Wallis Bird - Change

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM ISRAEL

Eliad Makli - God / אליעד מלכי- שה

Hovi Star - Made of Stars

Offer Nissim feat. Dana International - We Can Make It

Pet Shop Boys - The Pop Kids (Offer Nissim Remix) Purim Tribute

Sean and John - Agada / Legend" (שון אנד ג׳ון עם אריסה - אגדה)

Tel Aviv Pride Parade 2016 / Omer Adam feat. Arisa - Tel Aviv / עומר אדם עם אריסה - תל אביב

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM ISRAEL

Alex Palmieri - Save Me

Immanuel Casto, Romina Falconi - Who is Afraid of Gender?

Luna Palumbo - Casomai

Osvaldo Supino - Infinity

Pooh - Pierre

Simonetta Spiri, Greta Manuzi, Verdiana Zangaro, Roberta Pompa - L'amore merita

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM JAPAN

AKB48 - Kimi wa Melody / 君はメロディー

Dean Fujioka - History Makers

Enjoy Music Club - Summer Magic《 夏の魔法 》

Hikaru Utada 「宇多田ヒカル」- Tomodachi 「ともだち」

Secret Guys - Sky March

風男塾 (Fudanjuku) / もしも これが恋な ら (Moshimo korega koinara)

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM MEXICO

Daniela Calvario - Marchate

Kinky - Macho

Lorena Herrera - Karma

Luis Lauro - Adios (So Long)

Reik - Ya Me Enteré

Thiago Di Melo - Pra Sempre

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Belinda Jose en Denise - Oya Lélé

Douwe Bob - Slow Down

Ivann - Ik geloof in jou

Koen Kardashian - Met je Prada’s in de modder

Vangelis Sopamena - Voor Ons

Vicetone - Hawt Stuff

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM NEW ZEALAND

Ladyhawke - A Love Song  

LarzRanda - Turtles

Lontalius - Glow

Mika Haka feat. Lavina Williams - Loved Me A Man

WCB - Overdone

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM NORWAY

Anna of the North - Us

Kygo feat. Maty Noyes - Stay

Master Mind - Electric

Matilda feat. OMVR- Apologize

Nils Bech - Please Stay

The Hungry Hearts - Laika

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Bassilyo - Taxi Driver

Sebastian Castro - Feel the Bern

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM POLAND

Jakub & Dawid VS ROXETTE - Some Other Summer (fan video)

Koy – Faces

Sexy Suicide - Never Forget

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM RUSSIA

CorsA - Hiding in Love

Drift - I Fled The Horizon

Kevin2K - YA budu letet’ / Я буду лететь

KGBears -Eksponat / Piece “Экспонат” (Eksponat / Piece)

Man-G / Менджи - Chocolate Boys / Мальчики-Шоколадки

Pussy Riot feat. Desi Mo & Leikeli47 - Straight Outta Vagina

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Chris Chameleon - Hurt

Die Antwoord - Banana Brain

GoodLuck - Thinking About You

Nakhane Touré - Blackened and Bruised

The Kiffness feat. Tawanna Shaunte - You Say You Love Me

Toya Delazy - Nu High

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM SOUTH KOREA

Brave Girls (브레이브걸스) - High Heels (하이힐)

Gain, Minseo (가인, 민서) - Imi Oneun Sori (임이 오는 소리)

MERCURY - Don’t Stop

SISTAR (씨스타), Giorgio Moroder - One More Day

Sweet Revenge (스윗리벤지) - Silkeos uldaga bomyeon (실컷 울다가 보면)

Wonder Girls - Why So Lonely

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM SPAIN

Creadores de la Memoria - Álex

Kika Lorace - Arriba, Maricón

Loquillo - En el final de los días

Mateo Bocca - Quisiera Volar

Monica Moss - Woololeiu #ChicaFina

Yeyo - Invencible

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM SWEDEN

Ängie - Smoke Weed Eat Pussy

Daff - Glitterpojke

Hampus Carlsson - Flera Meter Under Marken

Midnight Boy - When You’re Strange

Miike Snow - Genghis Khan

Oscar Zia - Human

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM TAIWAN

Gu Xiaowei 古小偉- Be Brave 【一起勇敢】

Jeffrey Tung (董又霖) - Don’t Wanna Be a Stranger《不做陌生人》 [SWAP - OST ]

Kimberley Chen 陳芳語 - Control Your Embrace / 《管你的擁抱 fyf 》

Namewee  黃明志 - Cry Father 靠北

Wen J - Indifferent【無動於衷】

Zhan Ya man 詹雅雯  - Nobody Understood My Love 無人瞭解我的愛

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THAILAND

Gun Achi, Amp - Kwahm Lub Nai Jai / กันอชิ,แอมป์ - ความลับในใจ (Ost. SOTUS The Series)

Happy Polla - Happy

Nat Sakdatorn - “Meaning Lost” ความหมายที่หายไป (OST Fathers)

OZMO Feat BangBangBang + Bsyde - Higher

The Parkinson - เพื่อนรัก (Dear Friend)

ปนัดดา เรืองวุฒิ / Panadda 「 รักไปเจ็บไปไม่เอา / Rak pi ceb pi mi xea / I Love to Go Out」

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM TURKEY

Athena - Ses Etme

Bambaşka Biri ft. Yasin Keleş - İrem Derici

Makyaj - Nuri Harun Ateş

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM UKRAINE

Agatha Vilchik / Агата Вильчик – Hallelujah (Live @ The Voice Ukraine 2016)

AGHIAZMA - Zombie Dogs

Gaspar - Kings & Queens

Jamala - 1944

JeleZOO - I feel i’m taken away

Loboda - K Chertu Lyubov / Лобода - К Черту Любовь

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM

ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me

Blood Orange - Augustine

David Bowie - Lazarus

Shura - What’s It Gonna Be?

Vince Kidd - Almost Angels

Years & Years - Meteorite

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE USA (ARTISTS ON BIG LABELS)

A Great Big World - Won’t Stop Running

Adam Lambert - Another Lonely Night

Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy (with Nile Rodgers) - Kill The Lights

Brooke Candy - Happy Days

Coheed and Cambria - Island

Hayley Kiyoko - One Bad Night

LP - Lost On You (2016)

Tyler Glenn - Midnight (2016)

Tyler Glenn - Shameless

Wrabel - 11 Blocks

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE USA (ARTISTS ON INDEPENDANT LABELS)

Brian Justin Crum - Name On You

Case / Lang / Veirs - Atomic Number

Catey Shaw - The Ransom

Kevin Abstract - Empty

Mykki Blanco Featuring Woodkid ‎– High School Never Ends

Prinze George - Wait Up

PWR BTTM - I Wanna Boi

Rostam - Gravity Don’t Pull Me

SEE - Potions

Sxip Shirey feat. Xavier - Cinnamon Stick

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE USA (INDEPENDANT ARTISTS)

Benny - Boys Will Be Boys

Chester Lockhart - Kiss

Eli Lieb, Steve Grand - Look Away

Frank Ocean - Nikes

GAREK - Stray

Lyon Hart - Falling for You

Mary Lambert - Hang Out With You

Steve Grand - We Are The Night

Todrick Hall - Straight Outta Oz

Tom Goss - Son of a Preacher Man

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM URUGUAY

Dani Umpi - La Yuta

Goro Gocher - No Podrás Salir

Jack Doorman - Wet

Kevin Royk - Ángel de Plata

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM VIETNAM

Anh Tú - Giấc Mơ Không Nhoà

Đàm Vĩnh Hưng - Tan Vỡ

Hương Giang Idol - Mùa Để Yêu Thương

Hương Giang Idol feat. R.Tee - Em Không Hối Tiếc

Khắc Việt - Em Cứ Đi Đi

Phạm Chí Thành - Sợ Hãi

In Sicilia quando non sei proprio convinto dici “ora poi lo facciamo…” oppure ad una domanda rispondi contemporaneamente “sì,no…”
Noi siciliani, abbiamo una percezione del tempo molto particolare, ad esempio quello che hai fatto il giorno prima diventa passato remoto, come fossero trascorsi secoli… oppure quando stai uscendo di casa, rassicuri tutti affermando “sto tornando”, anche se il tuo rientro sarà dopo un paio d'ore.
Per noi il condizionale è quasi inutile, infatti lo sostituiamo direttamente con il congiuntivo, tipo “se putissi, u facissi”. Abbiamo anche il “potere” di far diventare transitivi i verbi intransitivi, infatti noi usciamo la macchina, saliamo la spesa, usciamo i soldi… Poi a noi piace molto utilizzare gli spostamenti “salire e scendere” in modi molto fantasiosi, infatti noi “scendiamo giù a Natale” e “saliamo dopo le feste”, anche il caffè “è salito” e la pasta si cala. Qui, in Sicilia, le macchine camminano come avessero gambe, e non vengono guidate ma “portate”.
Spesso utilizziamo una sola parola per indicare più oggetti, ad esempio non c'è differenza tra tovaglia, asciugamano, tovaglietta, per noi è solo tovaglia, e basta. Se vogliamo dire ad un amico di venire a trovarci, gli diciamo di “avvicinare”, che è meno formale e più amichevole.
Riusciamo anche a trasformare un luogo in un modo di fare, ad esempio il cortile diventa curtigghiu, ovvero spettegolare, anche se quest'ultimo non rende molto l'idea.
Se parliamo in questo modo, non vuol dire che siamo ignoranti e arretrati, dietro ogni parola o espressione che utilizziamo si nascondono le nostre origini, la nostra storia. Ad esempio “tumazzu, carusu, cammisa”, sono parole greche (vedi tumassu, kouros, poucamiso); “carrubo” deriva dall'arabo “harrub”, così come le parole “cassata e giuggiulena”. “Accattari”, deriva dal normanno “acater” (da cui il francese “acheter”), oppure “arrieri” (da darriere). Dal catalano abbiamo preso in prestito le parole “abbuccari” (da abocar),“accupari” (da acubar), “cascia” (da caixa) ecc… Questi sono solo alcuni esempi, in realtà sono migliaia i vocaboli presi in prestito dalle altre lingue.

Essere orgogliosi delle proprie radici però non significa chiudersi e rifiutarsi di conoscere la grammatica italiana, ritenendo snob “quelli del nord” quando ci correggono. Anzi, utilizzare il proprio dialetto (più che dialetto è una lingua a tutti gli effetti) con consapevolezza, può soltanto arricchire.

—  Sconosciuta
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È mia personalissima opinione che il pasticciere, nel decorare la cassata con la frutta candita, si sia divertito un sacco a disseminare il suddetto dolce di un bel tot di messaggi (molto poco) subliminali.
Forse sono il solito malpensante, ma forse anche no.
Ah, dimenticavo, buon Natale a tutti voi.

This is a southern Italian treat called ’cassata.’ They are also known as “The breasts of St. Agatha,” so named for a Catholic martyr who was being forced to marry a rich man around the year 250. She refused, either because he was really unattractive or had no sense of humor or because she wanted to “devote her life to God.”

He imprisoned her, hoping she would change her mind in the cell, but she still refused to marry him. He then ordered that her breasts be cut off in sick punishment, and so now, in present day, we eat these unbelievably delicious tiny boob-shaped delights filled with ricotta, marscapone cream and marzapan in memoriam of her.

When I studied abroad in Rome, I referred to them as “boob cake” and they were my beloved favorite treat, but it wasn’t until this past summer when Sicilians taught me that my juvenile gauche reference to their shapes had actual historical sense.

Now, as for cannoli….

Imagine Munch, your Dad, catching you kissing Carisi

(A/N: For @girlygirlbishop , sorry for the long wait. I hope you and everyone else enjoys this) 

Imagine Munch, your Dad, catching you kissing Carisi 

“Well, look who it is,” You smirked as noticed your boyfriend Sonny striding into the bar after slipping in almost silently.

“I was hoping on scaring you,” He sighed, clearly annoyed that his attempt to surprise you had failed.

“You’re going to have to try harder,” You commented as he took a heavy seat at the bar across from you where you were wiping the counter.

“How do you always know that I’m coming?” He inquired, curious as he had been attempting for months to successfully catch you off guard and give you a fright.

It had a become a cute friendly competition between the two of you. Well, at least it started that way. Surprisingly, he had as much of competitive spirit as you did.

“I can sense it,” You shrugged.

“You can sense it?” He questioned, skeptically.

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Sonic and Honey are on the set of the latest, greatest(?) super hero show—Sonic Man Heroes! But when Dr. Eggman crashes the scene, ranting and raving about creative differences, things get very interesting! Featuring cover art by comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “Arcade” variant by Sonic comics legend Patrick Spaziante!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman

Cover: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms

Variant Cover: Patrick Spaziante

On Sale Date: 3/22

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

anonymous asked:

Ey, <3 your blog! A scenario of Tsuna's ex accidentally meeting them on a mission? s/o just killed their target and when Tsu learned who it was he tried to stop her but she escapes. Kudos to you!

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It was your biggest mission since you broke up with the Vongola Decimo. You worked as an assassin for the Millifiore family and Don Gesso had only allowed you to see the Decimo if you agreed to be the official liaison instead of an assassin between the two families. However, since then you had decided to step down from that position to avoid any awkward encounters with your ex, and had gone back to your life of killing.

The details of the mission were simple - infiltrate the rival family as a staff member, learn the favorite food of the boss, poison, and then bail. It was pretty simple and clean cut. You had already gained the trust of your coworkers because let’s face it - your cassata was the fucking bomb. The boss had eaten enough of it that he’s specifically asked for it when other bosses come for dinner to impress them.

If things had gone differently, you think you would have become a pastry chef than an assassin. But things didn’t and now here you are, poisoning your beautiful work of art just to finish the job. You had been undercover for almost a year, sneaking around the base during your breaks to leak information back to the Millifiore.

Tonight was a dinner with several bosses participating to celebrate the success of some other man. Your target was someone the alliance wanted dead but could not do so without angering others. It would have started a war but there were more details to it that you didn’t really care about. All you cared about was that the evidence was placed to frame a different family for the alliance to attack before splitting the target’s assets among each other.

Each of the bosses coming that night had taken the antidote for the poison you were serving. It was a precaution in case the wrong slice of the cassata was served and the poisoned fruit was not given to the target. The alliance didn’t know who was in charge of the assassination, there was a blind selection done to protect the one to give the hit.

So there you were, personally delivering the cassata to your target to cut and to serve. You stood there with pride at your creation and the future job well done when you realized you forgot one little detail.

The Vongola was part of the alliance.

That meant Don Vongola was at this dinner, sitting at the table you were serving and standing in front of.

The same Don Vongola you had made the same dessert for his mother’s birthday party.

Oh shit

You watched as the realization in his eyes became present at the first bite of the cassata, his head swerving to see you next to your target. Inwardly, you cursed the recipe you used and refused to change. Pride had lead to the discovery of your identity. Soon you saw Don Cavallone and Don Shimon look at you as well, they were also at your ex-boyfriend’s mother’s birthday party where you were introduced.

Those men were smart enough to see through your dyed hair and colored contacts. Don Vongola had just started to get up, obviously to make his way towards you when your target began to choke and foam at the mouth before flopping back onto his chair unmoving.

It was a quick acting poison, specially made by the Millifiore scientists for this mission.

Everything went into chaos. The staff began to scream as the other bosses sprang into action to build an alibi for themselves. You could see Don Gesso continue to eat the cassata with glee, uncaring of the mess and loudness around him. At least someone was enjoying your work.

A flash of brown to your left and then a set of amber eyes stared into you, Don Vongola in front of you. He had grabbed your wrist, searching in your eyes for something. “It is you,” he breathed out, wonder lacing his voice.

You panicked and roughly shoved him away to fumble for your pockets. Grabbing the smoke bomb, you threw it onto the ground and dove under the table to quickly crawl to the other side of the room. You could hear your ex-boyfriend telling you to stop, to wait but never by your name.

Once on the other side of the table, you unleashed another smoke bomb to hide your escape through the open balcony and down to the ground floor. The motorcycle you placed there the night before was still waiting for you, the quiet engine letting you get away easily.

It wasn’t until the next day later when you got two texts on your disposable phone. The first was from a number you recognized as from Don Gesso. He had complimented you on the cassata, asking for you to make it on your return to base. The other text was from an unknown number asking to meet up to talk. You knew exactly who it was from without reading the information of the meeting place as the restaurant you two went for your first date.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I think I might be a boy and I was born a girl and It's all really confusing and scary and I can't talk about because my parents are violently homophobic/ transphobic and I was wondering if you had any advice or knew any good songs/ musicians that have to do with transgender because that's what I use to cope woth things like my sexuality and stuff

I’m really sorry to hear this, but you’ll make it through there’s a whole community out there that has your back <3 

As for music, I’m not sure what your favourite genres are but I’ve found a little bit of everything here (including a few personal faves) so you can check it out and see what you like! 

Transgender Artists/Singers:

Songs/Music Videos that feature trans people/experiences:

You can also check out the FTM tag on 8tracks from some good playlists!

I encourage our followers to add more onto this list!

-Tyler

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In tech class we’ve been working on each making our own clocks for a while and today I finally finished mine and got to bring it home!!!!!! 💖💛💙
It kinda turned out a little more punk than originally intended but it still looks so awesome!!!!!! 😍

I also took advantage of the wood burning kit and wrote one of my favourite quotes from Ryan Cassata:
“Lift your head up, I’ve been there too, stand up, stay strong, push on through. But more importantly stay true, stay you.”
(Only after I realized I wrote “keep” instead of “lift” but close enough)