Hawa Mahal (Hawa Palace),
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Hawa Mahal the “Palace of the Breeze”, is so named because it is a high screen wall designed so that the women of the royal household could observe purdah, watching street festivities while unseen from the street (from which this photo is taken). Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and is linked to the zenana, or women’s quarters, known colloquially as the murgh khana (“hen house”).

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  • 1: Why did you start role playing?
  • 2: What made you choose your muse?
  • 3: Is there anything challenging about writing your muse?
  • 4: Is there anything enjoyable about writing your muse?
  • 5: What has been your favourite thread?
  • 6: Do you have any roleplaying pet peeves?
  • 7: What is your preferred roleplaying style and why? (semi para/para/mirror etc)
  • 8: If you knew your muse in RL would you be friends or enemies?
  • 9: Is there a certain writing style or colloquialisms you have to use for you muse that changes from your own?
  • 10: Have you picked up any of your muses habits
  • 11: [Canon] Is your character major/minor and did this have any influence in your decision to play them?
  • 12: [Canon] Do you feel you stick to canon characteristics of your muse?
  • 13: [Canon] Did you make any changes to your muses timeline/background?
  • 14: [Canon] Was there anything that made this muse difficult to work with ,i.e canon death/canon location?
  • 15: [Canon] Do you play/interact with the canon character differently now that you roleplay them?
  • 16: [OC] What gave you the inspiration for your muse?
  • 17: [OC] What made you choose their faceclaim/appearance?
  • 18: [OC] Was their background decided from the start or developed over time?
  • 19: [OC] Does your character have any canon routes or is their background self created?
  • 20: [OC] How did you choose their name?

#Is it a puppy? Or a teddy bear? A teddy pup? #Li'l guy or gal is adorable no matter what you call ‘em #(And I mean this in the best way but he reminds of you haha)

Reminds ya of me, hm? Ol’ Balto’s got some competition. He or she is a cutie, real precious, n’ as soon as I saw this pic, I, uh, knew I had t’ reblog it. Read that a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle crossbreed mix are colloquially known as Cavapoos. Fluffy, affectionate pups.


anonymous asked:

Non sto benissimo, ma va bene. Che ti succede? Come mai male?

Ho avuto la visita con la psicologa e con lo psichiatra, lui mi ha detto che all'equipe hanno detto che sono molto dispiaciuto è triste che non riescono a trovare una cura per farmi stare meglio… la psicologa mi ha detto che mi hanno messo l'educatrice mi ha dato molto fastidio perché 3 colloqui fa mi aveva chiesto se io la volessi… e io gli ho detto no! E lei me l'ha messa comunque sta cosa mi fa girare i coglioni e mi da molta tristezza… poi va beh c'è anche il cibo ci sono giorni che digiuno e giorni che mi abbuffo non per fame ma per noia, tristezza e mi sento vuota e devo riempirmi.. mi sento uno schifo, inutile. Vorrei solo farla finita …. tu che hai,

So I’m writing a fan fic set when Ford’s at Backupsmore University and I’ve come up with the following headcanon for how the school got that horrible name: the town is called Upsmore and it’s colloquially divided into two areas that get called “Front Upsmore” and “Back Upsmore” and unfortunately the University got built in the back part of town… no one thought the name through.

i’m so glad i’ve stuck w learning spanish to the point where i can read stories n poetry n stuff and really understand + enjoy + connect with it on pretty much the same level i can with english literature. like i’m still nowhere near fluent especially in speaking n more colloquial settings cause of the limited ways in which i’ve been taught/exposed to spanish thus far but idk it’s just so exciting that i can like… read + really engage with complex writing it’s so fun

How to sound more natural in French

1) For questions, use “est-ce que”, or just the plain affirmative form with a question mark/rising tone.

 Où vas-tu ? (correct, but nobody actually speaks like that)

 Où est-ce que tu vas ? (much better) Tu vas où ? (most common) Partez-vous en vacances cet été ? (hello, I’m a robot)

 Est-ce que vous partez en vacances cet été ? (natural)

 Vous partez en vacances cet été ? (what I would probably say) => Note that even though I used the formal “vous” in this last example (could also be that I’m addressing multiple people, but let’s say it’s just one person), it’s still completely ok/common/natural to use these more “informal” question forms. Same goes for all the other tips below. This is how people actually speak, even in slightly more formal situations. 

2) Drop “ne” in “ne pas”

E.x. Je ne sais pas. => Je sais pas.

E.x.  Je n'ai pas faim. => J'ai pas faim.

3) Use “on” (conjugates like the third person) instead of “nous”

E.x. Nous habitons à Paris. => On habite à Paris. 

4) Shorten “tu” to t’ when the verb starts with a vowel of a “silent” H 

E.g. Tu habites où ? => T'habites où ?

5) Drop “il” in “il y a”. It turns into “y'a”

E.x.  Il y a un chat dans le jardin. => Y'a un chat dans le jardin.

E.x. Il n'y a pas de soucis. => Y'a pas de soucis. 

 These are the most important I think. Then there’s obviously vocab, with some words/contractions being more informal to varying degrees (“bouquin” for “livre”, “aprem” for “après-midi”…). 

And then, there’s pronunciation. There are a lot of sounds that can get slurred together, but I couldn’t really tell you the rules. As an example though, “je” followed by “sais” or “suis” will turn into j’, then ch if you’re really slurring.

 "Je sais pas" => “J'sais pas” => “Chaipas” (this last one is not usually written, but you will hear it) 

Some people will tell you that all these things are “incorrect” and “not proper French”, but I think that’s bullshit. You *need* to do all these things if you want to sound like a real person, and not like a textbook. Good luck!

 - with the help of a user from the HiNative App. When you have doubts about anything in particular, using HiNative is a great way to get the answers you’re looking for in a language you’re studying. 

 These were just some helpful tips I got from him/her about sounding more natural and gaining a better understanding of the language.


Not a master list, just a few I’ve collected recently. Enjoy~

미치광 crazy person

냉혹하다 cold

망할 놈/썩을 놈 motherfucker

약쟁이 druggie

망나니 screw-up

비열하다 mean

역겨운 자식 nasty 

어처구니없다 absurd, ridiculous

찌질 loser

애송이 baby

얼빠지다 tacky

망상에 빠지다 delusional

천박하다 shallow

덕후스럽다 nerdy

진따 nerd

제멋대로이다 spoiled

개똥 같은 소리 you’re full of shit/that’s bullshit

진짜 재수 없어 you’re such a jerk/ you’re unbelievable

제정신이야? what is wrong with you?

뿅 갔나? have you lost your mind?

쏴 죽여 버릴 거야 I’m gonna murder you

쪼다 되는 거야 you’re a loser

잠 올라 그런다 you’re putting me to sleep

구역질 나 that’s disgusting

바보짓 하지마 don’t be an idiot

귀 먹었어? are you deaf?

집착 쩐다 you’re obsessed

네가 꽝이야 you’re the worst

엉망진창이야 you’re messed up

사돈남말하시네 look whose talking

배부른 소리 하네 boo-fuckin-hoo (sarc)

존재 자체가 실망이다 you’re a disappointment 

How to Study Advanced French

This guide is aimed at non-native French-speakers who have a solid grasp on grammar and can read and understand spoken French with ease. Often, when you get to this point, it’s difficult to know how to keep improving, so I’ve made this guide based on my experience. 

Disclaimer: This guide is based on “Standard” Parisian French. This is the dialect most people learn in school and most resources are based off of. I recognize that all other dialects of French are just as important and will post more on them in the future. 


1. Once you reach proficiency in French, it’s a good time to practice your accent. You probably already have a decent accent, but wouldn’t it be sweet to sound like a native? To practice I usually watch French youtubers and pause and repeat after them. You can also use Forvo to isolate specific words you want to practice. Also, here’s a good guide on how to pronounce the French r which is difficult for many native speakers of English. 


You probably have a pretty good vocabulary. You know the words for most things you come across in everyday life. But what if you are in a situation where you need to know how to say mushy? These kind of words are good to know to increase your fluency.

1. Reading is a good way to find words you don’t know. I usually underline words I don’t know while I read, and look them up later. That way I don’t interrupt my reading. 

2. Think to yourself in French. Make a note when you can’t find a word for something you’re thinking about and look it up later. 


1. Usage - The rules we learn from textbooks are based on “correct” grammatical French. In reality, the native usage of words differs from what we are taught. For example, the French shorten many words just like we often call a picture a pic in English, or a telephone a phone. Contractions, filler words can also help make you sound more natural

2. Proverbs/Sayings - These are also important to know and will help you sound like a native: proverbs, colloquial expressions, quotations from movies, euphemisms, and more colloquial expressions

3. Slang - While you may not use all the slang you learn (I’m not sure what might be considered appropriative), it will greatly enhance your comprehension of spoken French: phrases, words derived from Arabic, words for money, verlan, swears, and expressions with foutre

Bonus: ways to avoid gendered or binary language.

å loke bort livet sitt - means to waste ones life in norwegian.

du loker bort livet ditt på å være med hun/han - you are wasting your life with her/him

du loker bort livet ditt - you are wasting your life

du loker bort livet ditt med videospill - you are wasting your life with videogames.

han/hun/de loker bort livet sitt - he/she/they are wasting their life.