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Disorganizedness from a Tired Knitter

So… am I literally the only otaku who knits?

It’s more of a rhetorical question than anything else, but I really wonder sometimes.

I’ve been knitting for about four years, I think. I’m not sure. It’s really one of the only things I consider myself good at. I’m not even that advanced of a knitter - I’ve never made a sweater. Or a bag. I intend to try taking a sweater/cardigan by the end of the year.

I knit while I watch anime all the time. I have trouble sitting still and watching things, so I knit in order to keep myself from getting distracted. It comes with me everywhere. It’s not even really a hobby anymore. It’s just something that I do because I can’t imagine NOT doing it.

I know that this age group/demographic really isn’t the type to learn to knit. But there’s got to be more than just me, right? I see a decent amount of otaku crochet stuff, but not nearly as much knit. Am I just not looking in the right places? I know Amigurumi’s a thing, so maybe that’s why?

I’m not saying they don’t exist - I’ve made myself a sweet pair of Totoro mittens and am working on and off on a big stuffed Totoro. I know they exist. (There’s a lot of stuffed Totoro stuff.)

I’m not even sure if this is making sense - I’m tired today, work took it out of me and I didn’t sleep that well to begin with…

But back on topic.

I would love to find more anime fans who knit. Not that I have anything against crochet, it’s just… I don’t know crochet. I know knitting. If anyone has sources for patterns, I’d love to see them. If anyone wants to chat about knitting or anime, message me or something. I don’t know.

When Rem and Lindo are done, I’ll probably do a break, then try making dolls from another series. With the anime coming out soon, does Code: Realize dolls sound good? I also thought I might make one or two Yandere Simulator characters. Midori doll anyone? But a break first. I need to come up with another pattern, and do some finishing up of my own stuff. The one I have takes too long for me to assemble one every two weeks indefinitely. I want something that can be completed in under ten hours, give or take a few. So thicker yarn and needles, shorter legs… I’m rambling now, don’t mind me. Basically, my plan is to make them a bit more chibi-ish.

I’ve made one of Rem’s legs today. ONE. AND IT TOOK LIKE TWO HOURS. THE SHOE WASN’T THAT HARD!!!!!

If I do the Code: Realize ones, though, I’ll probably use the same pattern I’m using now. I feel like the slightly more realistic build would work better. Not to mention I need something larger to accommodate the detailing better. 

Confused rambling over.

anonymous asked:

I vote for trini having dyslexia.

Gjkskakf yes! It makes more sense that she has dyslexia rather than OCD based off what we’ve seen in the film.

She doesn’t even mind the fact that she has dyslexia, she understands that some days it’s going to be harder than others to understand the context in class.

What does bother her is when her teachers ask her if she needs any accommodations (I’m pretty sure kids with dyslexia get an IEP?? Correct me if I’m wrong) she doesn’t see it as a learning disability, it just so happens that in terms of reading and writing, her brain looks at it differently.

anonymous asked:

Does no one remember 'We All Scream for Ice Cream' where Victor states that Grams made him leave because he wasn't magical and couldn't protect them? Because Prue could have died inside the ice cream truck....(Which by the way death by ice cream truck is way more of a stupider way to die than death by blasted into wall)

I remember it, but it doesn’t make any sense. How did Grams make him leave? Why couldn’t he even call or visit the sisters? Is Grams really so cruel as to force their father to have absolutely no contact?

And even after Grams died he didn’t bother to get in touch with them straight away.

So if that’s honestly the canon reasoning behind Victor leaving, I call Bullshit, with a side of Excuses.

Does anyone else question King Aleron’s parenting techniques? Yes, I’ll take both my heirs to the battlefield even though the second is only thirteen and it would make much more political sense for me to keep him in Arles if, for some strange and entirely unlikely to happen reason both me and Auguste die. Afterall, I have no doubt that if King Theomedes finds out that my entire line are here, he will absolutely respect the rules of war and will not, under any circumstances, go beyond the front to where said thirteen year old heir - and my most loyal brother for that matter - are and wipe out my line completely, ensuring a swift and easy annexation of my kingdom. No, I will competely and utterly ignore the possibility of that happening.

Not to mention if, in the unlikely even that both I and my heir are killed in battle, my thirteen-year-old son will in no way be completely traumatised by seeing battle at such a young age. Yes, keeping him as close to the battle as humanly possible is much preferable to keeping him in Arles.

One of my favorite phrases my Creative Writing professor had for when you’re writing fantasy is ‘giving your story a Flux Capacitor’.

Because it’s not real, it doesn’t exist. But the way it’s thrown into Back to the Future, at no point does it throw the audience off or suspend any more disbelief than time travel would. You believe Doc when he says he created the Flux Capacitor - the thing that makes time travel possible, because the universe never questions him. 

So it essentially means like, there are going to be elements to your universe that are just not gonna make any sense, even if you set up a whole system based on it. And the only way to make it work is completely own it. You cannot second-guess your system or else the reader will too. You can give it the strangest explanation, but write it like you own it.  

why we deserve a jung joon hyung/ahn min hyuk in our lives

let me just say something that we all have realised before but never really gotten into talking further:

the similarities between jung joon hyung and ahn min hyuk on the way they treat everyone around them and themselves says a lot about how they are as a person.

both joon hyung and min hyuk have their fair share of pain caused by their family or past relationships and yet it doesnt make them bad people or use it as an excuse to become assholes to everyone especially towards the girl they end up liking, just cause they have been “hurt”.

no matter what happened to them, the moment they met kim bok joo and do bong soon they started off with simple yet touching and genuine, comedic gestures such as teasing them and are so friendly with them in a way that isnt romantic (yet).

joon hyung was bok joo’s best friend before anything else and he respected and supported her so much; he only then realised slowly that he liked her and when he came to terms with that, he wasn’t trying to push her away or tried avoiding her: he tells her he likes her! and he wasn’t even afraid to admit how much he liked her before and throughout the entire time they were dating!!

before even progressing with their relationship, joon hyung even asked for a chance for her to be with him - “don’t like me as your boyfriend? that’s okay, you can tell me that.” he would still respect her wishes even if it means turning him down.

as well as with min hyuk, he’s always wanted someone to protect him from day one and that’s what he saw in bong soon. he wasn’t afraid to admit that he was scared to her, even telling her bits and pieces about his life to her because besides being his bodyguard, she was also a shoulder for him to lean on when he can - he didn’t completely let her in, he had his moments especially when his “brother” kept making death threats, thus resulting in wanting to be alone. as time flew by, he realised how much bong soon meant to him and started opening up to her even more and more, and it was so pure.

min hyuk is as precious as joon hyung is because he also isn’t afraid to show bong soon how much he cares and admires her: him getting hurt was way better than getting bong soon hurt.

lets be real: these two boys don’t possess the most extravagant thing you would expect a typical kdrama lead to have yet they have the most genuine, pure and beautiful personality and that says something: they treat their girls with respect and support them no matter what; joon hyung with bok joo’s weightlifting and family problems, and min hyuk with bong soon’s inability to control her powers. not to mention the way they look at their woman like she’s the universe to them (swoon !!!)

from their strength to their appearances, how they talk and how comfortable the girls are with their own true selves, bok joo with her weightlifting and eating so much, and bong soon with her super powers, joon hyung and min hyuk find them attractive and beautiful no matter WHAT and that, everybody, says it all.

all in all - jung joon hyung and ahn min hyuk are so fucking PERFECT and one reason being is that they showcase what every man, boy, male, whatever should possess on treating their girl/SO and yet it melts our hearts SO MUCH because we rarely see this in real life!

we all deserve a joon hyung/min hyuk in our lives



I know beauty and the best is old news for you guys but it just came out a few days ago here in Japan so PLEASE CONSIDER: Voltron AU where Lance is Belle, Keith is Beast, and Lotor is Gaston. I feel like Pidge would have to be Chip lol and Lefou would maybe be Varkon???? Coran for Lumiere, Hunk for Cogsworth. Allura for Mrs. Potts, mall cow as the horse, Hagar as the enchantress… what’s left for Shiro? The dad? The wardrobe?? Lol. He’d be cute as the priest who likes to read. Or he could just be like… all the villagers lol. All of them. 



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We’ll Be Blind And Dumb

Pairing: Keith/Lance (Voltron Legendary Defender)

Rating: T

Warnings/Tags: blind!Lance AU, one shot, angst, lots of angst, langst, Lance’s family, character study

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The air in space is different - it’s thicker, dryer, and most importantly, carries sound differently. It takes him a while to learn to navigate the castle, since the light is different too.

His vision started declining when he was eight years old. From the week after Easter and forward, Lance’s vision got steadily worse. It started with blurring of his peripheral, then moved to the rest of his eyes - like someone was glazing them over, covering his corneas with a layer of matte paint. It got worse and worse, until all he saw were shadows and highlights. Lance has been living with this disability for years now, so he knows how to handle it.

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Advice to Baby Witches

Here’s some things I wish someone told me when I was first starting out

  • You’re gonna find a lot of sources that are Wiccan. So if you don’t want to follow Wicca, it might be harder to find things that talk from a non- Wiccan perspective. This is not the only perspective. I encourage you even if you are wanting to follow Wicca to seek out specifically non-Wiccan sources to get a different view point. (nothing against Wicca here; I just think it’s healthy to get differing opinions)

  • It’s still witchcraft even if it doesn’t look like what books/Internets witchcraft looks like. Remember that:
    1. Everyone has a different way of doing things and your craft will never ever be the same as anyone else’s.
    2. The people posting about what witchcraft they’ve done are most of the time showing a perfected version of it. You are just starting out. You should not hold yourself up to the standards of people who have had more time and practice.
    3. It’s actually good that it doesn’t look like anyone else’s because that means that it’s entirely your own.
  • I know it can feel very daunting first getting involved in witchcraft because there is so much to learn. Trust me, you cannot learn everything, and that is okay.

  • Take things step by step. Find something that really excites you. For example, say you are really interested in deity worship. Focus on just that first. Research different deities and meditate on the ones that interest you. Once you feel like you’ve learned enough (you don’t have to be an expert by any means, just to a point where you feel like you have your foot in the door) then you can move on to something else. You don’t have to do it this way, but I found it helped me narrow things down.

  • The idea that “if you don’t know what your doing with witchcraft it can backfire” is a myth. Don’t be afraid to explore, learn new things. That being said, I wouldn’t recommend doing anything outside your skill level either. Maybe save the big deal curses for when you have a good grasp on them. Listen to your intuition on this one, if you feel like something you’re doing is too much for you, don’t do it right away, but work your way up. Don’t give up on it, either. Like I said, if you feel like you don’t have the ability to do something, get to a point where you do.

  • You will have thoughts like “this won’t work” “you’re being stupid” “it’s just some *conventionally useless item*, that can’t do ANYTHING” this is okay. Any intrusive thoughts that tell you it’s not going to work are fine, especially if you are mentally ill. It does not mean your magic looses it’s power because you had an intrusive thought. Yes, the best way to make your magic work is to believe it will work, but intrusive thoughts will not automatically stop the magic from working. Just try your best to overcome them, whatever technique you have for that will work fine. I always use my inner voice to talk back to my intrusive thoughts and say something like “What? That doesn’t even make sense! You’re being ridiculous, random voice in my head that has no attachment to me.” and try to ignore it. Your mental illness does not make you a less powerful of a witch, remember that.

  • You are much more powerful than you realize. Own this. Be empowered by it.

  • You don’t have to have a whole bunch of extravagant altars and read your tarot cards and meditate every day to be considered a ‘real’ witch. You do magic without even realizing it sometimes. It’s sometimes hard to do anything big because of busy schedules/low spoons/being closeted or whatever. Try and incorporate little things in your daily routine. I did this by Stirring my tea clockwise and focusing on the cup, while repeating “this tea will improve my day” in my head. It works great for practicing putting your intent in things, focusing your energy, and it can even work if you live in an unfriendly witch household! Get creative with the little things you can do everyday. And even if you can’t do those things sometimes, don’t worry about it!

  • Be very careful about cultural appropriation in your practice. It can get very dicey as to what is offensive to include in your practice and what is not. I can tell you straight up right now that anything taken from a Native American culture is not okay to incorporate in your practice. A very popular thing that’s taken from Native American culture is smudging. Don’t smudge. There are many alternatives to this. That being said, some things are ok to take from other cultures because those cultures aren’t practiced by living people/are part of a culture or religion that is open to outsiders taking it. Don’t bat yourself up for doing something then finding out it was offensive, because when you recognize it then take necessary steps to fix it, that’s you growing as a person and is a positive change. If you aren’t sure if what your doing is cultural appropriation, ask yourself:

    1. Is what I’m doing practiced by a group of people today? if yes, you’re in the danger zone, but it does not  necessarily mean it is appropriation
    2. Is the religion that it comes from a closed or open religion? (this means is it ok for outsiders, people who do not follow the religion, to practice it. example-Judaism=closed, wicca=open) If closed, it’s probably appropriation.
    3. Am I apart of a race that has a history of oppressing this group of people? If yes, you might want to be cautious about it.
    4. If it is deity related- Do the deities in question give me permission? if no, then definitely do not do it.
    5. What would a person from that religion/culture think if they saw me doing this? If they would not like it, it might not be okay.
    6. Is this from my heritage/ancestral background? Don’t worry too much if the answer is no but you passed most of the other questions, This one is mostly because if you grew up in a Jewish/Catholic/Muslim/other closed religion household, wanting to incorporate that in your practice is ok.

  • You do not have to be religious to practice witchcraft. Your craft can exclude deity work of any kind.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask what you feel are stupid questions. If your really scared, google is a very handy tool and most blogs have that anon option for a reason. :p

Mmk, spoons are low. Feel free to add any advice you think I’m missing. I really hope this helps someone!

matt0044  asked:

Well, I guess you could just watch the English Version. Fun fact: Cristina Vee voices Marinette and Sailor Mars.

Here’s the problem: the English version is the one I watch when I want to laugh like crazy because it’s overall terrible. Lines are weird and make little sense (like Adrien saying Ladybug has his mother’s EYES?? Mama Agreste has green eyes and Ladybug has blue?), Adrien’s father not giving him anything but a pen for his birthday isn’t even canon in the French version (because, well, it’s honestly ridiculous), the French version also does not give Hawkmoth any lines saying he wants to take over the world (which I prefer because I want him to not have the stereotypical villain motivation), also, I think a lot of the voices in the English are laughable (which isn’t to say the voice actors aren’t talented, cuz they are, but they make some odd choices with their voice approaches in this show and Gabriel/Hawkmoth’s voice is the only one that’s honestly really enjoyable to me).

Also…’I am a cat’ is a line in the opening. Like, come on. Did we really need that basic of an intro for ya, dude? That and Chat’s lines that all sound submissive to Ladybug are suddenly changed around to sound like he wants to take control or something and that is complete bullshit.

I love the English version in it’s own funny over-the-top way but when I want to get serious about the characters and plot, I want the French version with the original French lines. The characters are deeper and more human in the French version while the English honestly seems to make fun of and simplify things that really should be made more human. And when my favorite character is Gabriel/Hawkmoth, I need that human element cuz all they want to do is make him out to be the stereotypical villian and stereotypical distant father without giving reason that would be closer to real life abusive situations when children really need to be given a way to see those bad behaviors if their own parents are displaying them.

So, yeah, I want the French version and I want it with the actual French dialogue translations and I’ll fight for it.

Also, fun fact: When Christina Vee voices Sailor Mars, it’s with the original Japanese dialogue for the original Japanese Sailor Moon script translated directly. You won’t see any characters with blue eyes being told they have the eyes of someone with green eyes there, my dude. 

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everything even has been through is valid and important and makes his story his own story outside of his relationship with isak. not everything he does has to do anything with isak or affect his relationship with isak in any way, shape or form. 

what happened between even and mikael/yousef is important and shouldn’t be taken away just “because it might harm his relationship with isak”. they’ve moved in together. they’re happy together. but it’s clear as day that whatever happened isn’t out of the world, that there’s still a lot of unspoken hurt between even and mikael/yousef.

mikael stopped mutta from talking, so he doesn’t want the whole internet to know that whatever happened happened. he does not want to fuck over even’s life. if he would want to, he could’ve clearly just let mutta do the talking. but he stopped him.

both yousef and mikael were clearly affected by mikael mentioning even as his last contact with the letter e.

this story has something to do with even, as an own person, as his own individual and not with isak.

One of my least favorite things in the Prisoner of Azkaban film is the handling of the Scabbers-Crookshanks narrative, and more specifically how in the movies it’s a far more one-sided fight completely in favor of Hermione. In the movie we get one scene of Ron warning Hermione to keep her cat away from Scabbers—a Scabbers who is apparently not ill or who Ron isn’t bothering to medicate like in the books, and a Scabbers that Ron can apparently almost forget to bring to Hogwarts necessitating his mother to run after the train to give the rat to him.

Jump to Scabbers suddenly being missing, Ron accusing Crookshanks with no evidence and Hermione defending her cat. The two are angry, but there is no real emotion, no actual hurt behind the words. Crookshanks could have accidentally spilled Ron’s inkwell and he would sound just as angry.

Then not minutes later, they are in Hagrid’s Hut where their friend miraculously produces the rat—not without chiding Ron “you should take better care of your pets” which automatically frames the situation as Ron’s fault to the audience. To drive the point further home Hermione, rather than simply be relieved and happy for her friend that his pet was not actually eaten, immediately starts in with “I think you owe someone an apology”. Ron purposefully acts obtuse, and further removes himself from the audience’s sympathy by replying “Next time I see Crookshanks, I’ll let him know” allowing Hermione a self-righteous “I meant me!” as if this is the greatest affront of her life.

And none of this is how it is in the book. At all.

Firstly, Crookshanks makes multiple attempts on Scabbers’ life throughout the novel in front of the Trio. This is partly because Hermione continues to allow her cat near Scabbers despite Ron repeatedly telling her not to. Because he cares about Scabbers. Despite him being a hand-me-down and a bit dull, Scabbers is his pet and Ron cares about him. He gets him—likely expensive—tonic when Scabbers begins losing weight and fur, he takes to carrying him around to keep him safer from Crookshanks. Scabbers is his pet and we are shown that Ron would be very upset if he were to lose him.

This sets the stage for when he does, when Pettigrew as Scabbers fakes his death and frames Crookshanks. Keeping in mind Ron’s feelings about Scabbers this whole previous year, his resulting actions make perfect sense. He is incredibly upset with Hermione and confronts her, only for her to deny her cat had any involvement.

And yeah, maybe it seems like he’s being mean to Hermione by shutting her out—something that Harry also does during the Firebolt fight that is conveniently left out of the movie—but look at it from Ron’s point of view. Hermione’s pet was attempting to kill his pet all year. He repeatedly requested she keep her pet away from his, and Hermione largely did not respect that boundary. When confronted with pretty damning evidence considering the circumstances, Hermione still refused to admit any possible blame and defended her cat who almost certainly—again, considering the circumstances—ate his rat. And just a note, Harry is equally convinced Crookshanks did it, even if he’s not as emotionally charged in his conviction. Why shouldn’t Ron be angry with her? Why shouldn’t he want her to admit her cat’s fault? His friend refused to listen to him all year and is now seemingly disregarding his feelings because she’s too proud to admit she’s wrong.

But here’s the thing. Once Hermione comes to Harry and Ron with the news about Buckbeak losing his trial—something far more important—they make amends. In fact it is Ron who does the most. Just to refresh everyone’s memory:

“They can’t do this,” said Harry. “They can’t. Buckbeak isn’t dangerous.”

“Malfoy’s dad frightened the Committee into it,” said Hermione, wiping her eyes. “You know what he’s like. They’re a bunch of doddery old fools, and they were scared. There’ll be an appeal, though, there always is. Only I can’t see any hope…Nothing will have changed.”

“Yeah it will,” said Ron fiercely. “You won’t have to do all the work alone this time, Hermione. I’ll help.”

“Oh, Ron!”

Hermione flung her arms around Ron’s neck and broke down completely. Ron, looking quite terrified, patted her very awkwardly on the top of the head. Finally, Hermione drew away.

“Ron, I’m really, really sorry about Scabbers…,” she sobbed.

“Oh—well—he was old,” said Ron, looking thoroughly relieved that she had let go of him. “And he was a bit useless. You never know, Mum and Dad might get me an owl now.”

(Prizoner of Azkaban, pages 291-292, Scholastic Hardback Edition)

Harry barely says anything in this scene, and it is mostly Ron who extends the olive branch. This makes sense as the matter primarily concerns him and Hermione, but I just want to make it clear that Ron is not pressured into forgiving her, he is not grudging about it. In fact, he is already offering her his help before she even apologizes, and once she does he immediately tries to downplay his hurt feelings over Scabbers’ loss—mostly out of a fourteen year-old’s discomfort with crying and hugging from girls they may or may not have a developing crush on. He doesn’t gloat over the apology or being right, and he instantly drops any hostility.

This is chapter fifteen out of a twenty-two chapter book. Hermione and Ron are not feuding up until nearly the end of third year, as depicted in the movie. Hermione does in fact apologize about Scabbers while Ron is not an ass about it, and the narrative leaves them off on mostly even ground. The rest of the book consists of Ron working on the appeal for Hermione as she prepares for all her exams, worrying over her impossible schedule, her health, and so on. They barely even bicker that entire duration.

Ron is a great friend to Hermione. The movies just didn’t want to show that.


Pairing: TattooArtist!Daveed x Reader

Requested?: Nope. I’m literally just a slut for tattoos and @gratitudejoyandsorrow got this idea in my head, so this imagine was born. 

Prompt: Your first tattoo experience was more pleasant than you thought it would be. 

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A/N: My first Daveed imagine and it is super self-indulgent, who would’ve thought? This is a Tattoo Artist AU (if I didn’t make it clear before) and I’m in love with it. Shout out to @diggs4life , @tempfixeliza , @helplesslylins and @secretschuylersister for being so encouraging and amazing these past couple days. Shout out to Lola for inspiring this! I hope you all enjoy :)

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You were finally going to do it. After a year of contemplating, you had found the perfect tattoo to go under your collarbone. That was step one, you spent another month looking up all the tattoo parlors in the neighborhood and ultimately choosing one that had good reviews and modest prices. Today was your appointment and as you left your front door and entered the summer heat, you could feel the urge to chicken out clawing at the back of your mind.


This has been put off for far too long. It was now or never. So you took a deep breath and continued the trek to the bus. 20 minutes later you found yourself outside the parlor, 5 minutes earlier than the time you set with the man on the phone. You stared at the door as if it was going to open and pull you in itself but, you had to make the move. With the last burst of confidence you had, you swung open the door and stepped inside. Waiting there to greet you was a man with medium brown hair and dark green eyes, his tank top left little to the imagination as your eyes were instantly pulled to his many tattoos over his arms and shoulders, stopping right at his neck. He glanced up as the doorbell rang, giving you a small smile as you made your way over.

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So I have been checking up discussions from last year about Santa Claus being Black and how much of an unnecessary controversy it caused and it got me thinking, does the public even know if Batman was white or do people just assume he is? cuz lets be real, the man is covered from head to toe and only appear at nights, that’s not enough to know someone ethnicity so what if every kid in Gotham believe that Batman is the same race as them and will not allow someone to tell them otherwise?


White kid: But why do you think Batman is black?!

Black kid: Why do you think he isn’t?

White kid: Why? have you see his chin skin? its white so how can he be black?

Black kid: Heelloo, black people with vitiligo exist so….

White kid: Bu- thats-….that’s just an unlikely to thing to be. Thats all. 

Korean kid: Well if you’re so hang up on skin color then Batman might be Korean? we have fair skin too.

White kid: What?? how can he be Korean if he doesn’t have Asian eyes??

Korean kid: Ah, well not all of us have “Asian Eyes” and even if we do, Batman has his mask on him at all time, so how do you know he doesn’t have “asian eyes” under there?

White kid: Because I’m being logical and going by facts unlike you.

Arab kid: Well if you really wanna be “logical” wouldn’t it make the most sense if Batman was middle-eastern?

White kid: And how does THAT make any sense?!?

Arab kid: Well I mean the current Robin is obviously Arab and unlike all the other Robins he refer to Batman as “father” which would mean Batman is his father so it would make sense if Batman too was the same ethnicity as his son.

White kid: Okay all of you really need to stop attacking me right now because Batman is white just like Jesus is >:(

Arab kid: Oh boy if you think Jesus was white then I got some news for you…

No! No? Noooo...

Okay, we are not going to scream NOOOO! for the rest of this post, don’t worry.

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We’re going to take a look at this weird Polish word…


This word is usually translated as YUP or YEAH. Is that true? 

Czy to prawda? - Is that true?
No tak średnio bym powiedział. - I wouldn’t say so.

Where the fuck is YUP or YEAH in the sentence above?

But let’s start from the beginning…

1. Yup yeah

Of course, the word no can be translated like that:

A: Idziesz do kina?
B: No

A: Are you going to the cinema?
B: Yup! / Yeah!

Depending on the intonation, it means different kinds of yup / yeah. I think it’s the same as in other languages, in English for instance.

Easy? So what’s about no nie and nie no? Yes no and no yes? It doesn’t make any sense, does it? 

2. No nie and nie no

Before we start to differ them, you need to know that no nie and nie no have different meaning though the difference is very subtle! Let’s create some sentences.

A: Zapomniałem kupić chleb…
B: No nie! Znowu?

A: I’ve forgoten to buy bread…
B: Oh no! Again?

A: Nie kupiłeś chleba, co?
B: Nie no, kupiłem, ale już zjadłem.

A: You haven’t bought bread, hm?
B: No, I’ve bought but I’ve already eaten it.

Sometimes it is possible to use it interchangeably and native speakers will probably understand you even if you make a mistake. Although no nie is used as a form of:

  • complaining
    No nie! Znowu? Oh No! Again?
  • denying (but not so categorical as simple nie - no)
    A: Zgadzasz się ze mną? Do you agree with me?
    B: No nie. Nie do końca. No. Not completely

There is a famous film frame from “Jak się pozbyć cellulitu” (the film itself is horrible, don’t watch it, love yourself). Let’s take a look:

Kurwa, no nie. No po prostu, kurwa, no nie. Boże, czy ty to widzisz?
Fuck, no. Just no, fuck, no. God, do you see it?

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A phrase nie no can be used interchangeably with no nie but nie no is a little bit more gentle.

Nie no, spróbuj jeszcze raz.
No, try again.

3. No dobrze…

This phrase expresses an agreement but it’s rather unwilling:

A: No to zrobisz ze mną ten projekt?
B: No dobrze… Zrobię…

A: So will you do this project with me?
B: Ugh, okay… I’ll do it…

As you can see, we also use no as “so”. Unfortunately it’s so intuitional that I’m not able to explain it to you :(

4. No, no, no… No! Nooo!

It also can be translated as yup / yeah but it means nothing in fact. It’s connected with a dialouge or rather - a monologue. While one person is talking about something, the other one usually respond with simple no, no, no. You can hear this kind of conversation especially on streets. It’s also popular while talking on the phone. Depending on the intonation this whole no, no, no can be positive or negative.

  • while expressing interest you rather don’t “extend” vowels. No is short and frequently used:
    No, no! No dokładnie! No! Yeah! Yes, exactly! Yes!
  • while being uninterested in the topic we tend to “extend” vowels and make our voice lower and bored:
    Nooo… Nooo… No co ty nie powiesz? Yeah… Yeah… You don’t say?

5. Omitting no

Usually no, even in colloquial language, is not necessary. Without it the meaning is the same. For instance:

  • (no) dawaj! (no) dalej! - Come on!
  • (no) nie wiem… - I don’t think so…
  • (no) nie do końca; (no) nie bardzo - not really
  • (no) tak jakby; (no) mniej więcej - more or less
  • (no) chyba… - I think so…
  • (no) i co teraz? - And what now?
  • (no) a ty co teraz robisz? - And what are you doing now?

I think no is one of the most popular words in Polish colloquial language. You can add it to almost everything. We don’t use it in formal situations, but it’s quite common in semi-formal. Usually it has no meaning but sometimes means yup / yeah. So while being in Poland you hear a lot of no and nodding, it doesn’t mean we can’t decide to yes or no. We just simply use our colloquial language.

You won’t be able to properly use no if you use only textbooks. No book will explain it to you. The only thing which can help you to properly use no is talking to a native speaker (they probably won’t tell you how to use it, but you will understand it from the context). 

No, powodzenia! Good luck!

Room For Ruby Spoilers

The Crystal Gems apparently were NEVER going to retrieve the rubies and I find this very strange.

When Steven asks Navy if she’s mad about everything they’ve done, he says

“Or when we blasted you all out into space and stole your ship so you would be stranded forever?”

Many people in the fandom were wondering why Steven and the Crystal Gems didn’t get the Rubies after rescuing Greg and seem to have just moved on from it and I was too, maybe they just forgot or something. Steven said they’d get them on the way back from the human zoo. But they didn’t. And then he says plainly they stole their ship so they would be “stranded forever”.

They were planning to just leave them there. STEVEN was planning to leave them there. They were planning to just leave these immortal beings sent to retrieve Jasper, and ultimately are not much of a serious threat to the CGs in a fight, aimlessly floating out in the endless void of space for eternity.

Does–Does anyone else find this prospect deeply disturbing? Not just for the Crystal Gems, but especially for a character like Steven, known for wanting to help people and is supposed to be caring and loving even for his alleged enemies.

And he clearly felt guilty about it leaving them at first! We saw that in Stevonnie’s visions of Eyeball! But now he’s just totally cool with leaving them for dead?

This just seems so…off…It seems so cruel.

It doesn’t even make any logical sense either! It’s incredibly easy to come to the conclusion that since now Blue and Yellow Diamond have their eyes set on earth, if the Crystal Gems didn’t get the rubies, the diamonds would have! And the rubies have vital information on the Crystal Gems that would be very dangerous if the Diamonds found out. Like the barn, the location of two of the gems’ biggest allies?

GARNET has future vision for fuck’s sake, why wouldn’t she at least know that something obvious like that could happen?

Are they gonna address any of this or what