I loved shape of water, but I kinda… feel bad for the fishdude? First he was someone’s victim and experiment, then someone’s romanticized escapist fantasy, but never… himself?
I get that’s he’s more of a symbol in a fairytale than a character, but like, I know the entire worldview of the main villain, I know his motivations, goals, his homelife and his boss and his tastes and his goddamn kinks, but all I know about the lizardman is that he’s kinda into music and apparently great at sex. He doesn’t even get the name, he’s just “the creature.” And it’s just… kind of sad that in a movie about pain of othering he was othered from the audience, and we got to know the main villain 500% better than the second part of a central relationship.
So imagine the aliens have no concept of bilingualism. They learn their first language and than it’s fixed, and they can maybe understand a tiny bit if they meet some other alien who speaks a different variant of their language with plenty of gestures and stuff.
So they come to earth and see a new sentient spices and freak out cause they’re afraid it’ll get violence like it did on the border in home-world where they are fighting over water rights for decades now (or at least they think it’s water rights, but nobody’s sure) but than humans learn a bit of their language and the aliens minds are absolutely blown away.
And maybe their language is just super weird, do it’s really hard to learn, but kids are awesome in languages so they soak it right up. And it’s like
Alien : “Oh no! If we speak more than a few words near your children they’ll pick up the wrong language and have trouble communicating with their own kind for the rest of their life! How can you let them near us?”
Human: “false…cubs… lick? learn? Oh… damn it” *turns around* Amy sweety could you helf us out here ?”
Amy: “Hello alien sir! I am Amy, and I speak English, and Russian and Greek and a bit Alien. –Daddy can I bring Mr.bumblesniff next time to meat Mr.Alien?– Mr.
bumblesniff is one of my best friends! but He’s a stuffed animal bunny, so he might be a bit confused about aliens though…”
And so, for the first few years, all translators are under 12. They are paid in cookies and a college fund, ( except when Amy told all her class mates the aliens eat puppies, and her parents decided she’s not getting cookies for a month.) All communication sessions end by 8, cause the translators have to be in bed by 9.
Nouns in Italian are either masculine or feminine. Usually, you can guess the gender and number of a noun based on the ending it takes. Here’s how to guess most of them based on their endings.
masculines in -o and femenines in -a
Generally, nouns ending in -o are masculine and those ending in -a or -tà are feminine. Usually, masculine nouns end in -o in the singular and -i in the plural, whereas femenine nouns end in -a in the singular and -e in the plural, e.g.
il libro - book
i libri - books
la casa - house
le case - houses
la lealtà - loyalty
la bontà - goodness
Note: nouns ending in -tà have no plural form.
There are, however, some feminine nouns ending in -o, e.g.
la mano - hand
l’auto - car
la libido - libido
la radio - radio
la moto - motorcycle
la metro - underground, subway
l’eco - echo
and some masculinenouns ending in -a, e.g.
l’aldilà - afterlife
il lama - llama
il duca - duke
il gorilla - gorilla
il pigiama - pyjamas, pajamas (US)
il sofà - sofa
nouns ending in -e
Most nouns ending in -e can be either masculine or feminine, e.g.
l’arte (f.) - art
l’amore (m.) - love
il cuore - heart
il re - king
il mese - month
il sole - sun
il mare - sea
il latte - milk
il giudice - judge
la croce - cross
la fede - faith
la luce - light
la pace - peace
-e / -a pairs
signore, signora - lord, lady
padrone, padrona - master/owner
nouns ending in -(is)ma, -(e)ma, -(o)ma, -ta and -arca
Nouns ending in one of these endings are masculine nouns of Greek origin and change to -ifor the plural, e.g.
l’aforisma - aphorism
il carisma - charisma
il cinema - cinema (UK), movie theatre (US)
il poema - poem
il clima - climate
il dramma - play, drama
il problema - problem
il programma - programme (UK), program (US)
l’idioma - language
il pirata - pirate
l’asceta - ascetic
il pilota - pilote
il poeta - poet
il monarca - monarch
il patriarca - patriarch
nouns ending in -ore, -one
Generally, nouns ending in one of these endings are masculine, e.g.
l’errore - error
genitore - parent
il fiore - flower
il calore - heat
l’autore - author
il colore - colour (UK), color (US)
nouns ending in-tudine, -zione, -sione, -gione and -tù
Nouns ending in one of these endings are feminine, e.g.
la solitudine - solitude, loneliness
la nazione - nation
la definizione - definition
la visione - vision
la ragione - reason
la virtù - virtue
la gioventù - youth
la tribù - tribe
nouns that can be both masculine and feminine
Words that refer to people can be either masculine or feminine, e.g.
amico, amica - friend
bambino, bambina - child
figlio, figlia - son, daughter
maestro, maestra - teacher, master
orso, orsa - bear
gatto, gatta - cat
Note: a lot of animals only have a masculine or feminine form, e.g. l’uccello (bird), il serpente (snake), la lucertola (lizard), la volpe (fox), etc.
nouns ending in -essa, -ina, -trice
Nouns ending in one of these endings are feminine
poeta, poetessa - poet, poetess
principe, principessa - prince, princess
elefante, elefantessa - elephant
dottore, dottoressa - doctor
leone, leonessa - lion, lioness
campione, campionessa - champion
eroe, eroina - hero, heroine
re, regina - king, queen
imperatore, imperatrice - emperor, empress
nouns ending in -ista and -ante
Nouns ending in -ista can be either masculine or feminine. To form their plural an -i or an -e is added.
il giornalista, i giornalisti - the journalist (m. s.), the journalist (m. pl.)
la giornalista, le giornaliste - the journalist (f. s.), the journalist (f. pl.)
Nouns ending in -antecan be either masculine or feminine. To form their plural an -iis added.
il cantante, i cantanti - the singer (m. s.), the singer (m. pl.)
la cantante, le cantanti - the singer (f. s.), the singer (f. pl.)
nouns ending in -ente
Nouns ending in -ente are usuallymasculine (but not always), e.g.
lo studente (studentessa) - student (female student)
il presidente (la presidentessa) - president (female president)
il paziente - patient
nouns ending in -iere
Nouns ending in -iereare always masculine, but a feminine noun can sometimes be obtained by changing the final vowel if the word refers to people, e.g.
il paniere - basket
il panettiere, la panettiera - male baker, female baker
l’infermiere, l’infermiera - male nurse, female nurse
il parrucchiere, la parrucchiera - male hairdresser, female hairdresser
§1 a lot of nouns describing people present a distinct form depending on the natural gender of the person, e.g.
uomo, donna - man, woman
fratello, sorella - brother, sister
padre, madre - father, mother
mamma, papà - mum, dad
dio, dea - god, goddess
§2 a lot of nouns are masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural, e.g.
This is a unique tarot deck drawn by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick and is currently funding through Kickstarter and as of today (11/1/17) has 13 days left to go! It is also fully funded already and working on stretch goals, which is amazing!
The deck starts at $30 through Kickstarter for just the deck, although it also comes with a custom guidebook for just a slight amount more, if you are like me and love the guidebooks almost as much as the tarot decks.
From the Kickstarter:
Carnival at the End of the World Tarot is a contemporary tarot deck, a loose-leaf Book of Fate summoned from the same mythologies we have been exploring in our recent photographs, paintings and book project. In 2006, our multimedia project Eisbergfreistadt included a poker deck that when laid out in a long line, revealed a panoramic narrative of climate change and environmental devastation. In 2017, as the stakes of the Great Game have grown greater and the Anthropocene has exponentially brought change and chaos to many lives around the world, we have moved from making cards for jovial pastimes to those for divination: the Tarot, which in its traditional uses has been consulted to forecast disaster, anticipate risk, and navigate life-choices through backstage access to the Unseen. However, worry not if you don’t wish to dabble in sortilege and oracular query to peruse a glimpse of what the future may have in store for you–you may also ruminate upon the cards one by one in a linear fashion, and meditate upon the views from the Fool’s Journey as one would read a Pilgrim’s Progress; or, just as seekers and wanderers once stowed painted icons and gilded relics in the pockets of their cloaks, the Tarot can be a portable trove of mystifying talismanic images to accompany, inspire and entertain you on your own peregrinations.
I definitely recommend this deck! The art is just so unique and amazing and I am completely intrigued. I look forward to readings with this deck, I have a feeling they will be very interesting.
Can you point to one successful example of a capitalist republic in the history of time? You can't, and that's because democratic election of leaders goes against human nature. It might work on a small scale, but all notions of individual liberty are just idealistic pipe dreams. Any time it's been attempted on a large scale, capitalism has killed more people than feudalism ever could. We've already reached the end of history.
*looks at the audience of the stage play like James from The Manor*
It’s deeply concerning to me that the majority of TERFs I run into now haven’t even reached voting age.
Exclusionist ideology have become so prevalent that an alarming number of Gay and Lesbian kids that I’ve seen believe that the community begins and ends with them. They want any queer people that don’t fall strictly into their groups to get lost. They don’t like Asexuals, they really don’t like Bisexuals, and God help you if you’ve committed the unforgivable sin of being trans.
Sure it’s easy to just hit the block button or try to shut our doors whenever we have to deal with exclusionists, but these kids are going to come of age soon and if we ignore the problem of more and more kids buying into that ideology it will come back to harm the rest of the queer community.
I wish you would write an outsider POV Sterek, maybe from their neighbor's POV?
This is embarrassing.
Holy, fuckmuffins, this is embarrassing. She should not do this. She should turn around and go back home. She should just be at home. Forever. She can order groceries from Amazon and socialize with people over the internet and she thinks she could be very happy to just live at home. It would be fun.
Also, she would be alive. Because she is not sure she will be after all is said and done.
She gets to their door and then seriously considers just turning around. It would make her a fundamentally bad person but she could be okay with that.
No she can’t.
She takes a deep breath, wishes that Jenny wasn’t at her father’s this weekend because maybe a cute little four year old would help, and then knocks anyway. On her next door neighbor’s door.
It had to be her next dooor neighbor. Someone who she will probably have to see again.
And, of course, Murder Man opens it. He is already glaring at her.
He is going to kill her.
“Hello?” he asks and she realizes she has just been standing there. Staring. Which, like fair, he is gorgeous but mostly she’s staring because it is just now occurring to her that she should have told someone where she is going before just coming over to share this bad news.
“H-hi,” she says finally. “My name is Tammy and I live in number 406–right next door actually and I-I’m so sorry but I’ve just… I’ve just scratched your car.”
beginning the year with a full moon is so magical ✨ 1st full moon of the year (in cancer): connecting to the depths within ourselves, nurturing our inner waters, meditating on sensitivity, receptivity, and intuition, finding gentle & compassionate ways to communicate, consciously ending negative cycles so we can grow & explore ourselves deeper and without fear, balancing dualistic energies or emotions, and setting powerful & transformational intentions
full moon in cancer is the moon’s moon. we’re being given divine comfort & protection, a gentle sign from the universe reminding us to connect to our center & to nourish ourselves. we can only grow when we water & tend to our own seeds🌛