emphasis-on-sometimes

Louis: “Oi, Payno! Tomorrow’s April Fools. Wouldn’t that be hilarious if I prank called Zayn? Gimme his number, mate.”

Liam: “I mean, you could just call him, you nutter. He wants to ta—”

Louis: *calling* “Sshhh, shh! I’m about ask him where his stupid hair’s gone…”

Zayn: *answers* “Hello?”

Louis: “…”

Zayn: “Helloooo? Anyone there, yeah?”

Louis: “…Fuck, Zayn—I miss you.” *hangs up, throws phone on bed*

Liam: “Well, someone’s definitely the fool. What’s that song of his again? ‘Fool For who?

Sometimes we lie because it’s easier than telling the truth. Sometimes we lie because we need to forget. Sometimes we lie because you don’t want to tell her she looks fat in those jeans. Sometimes we lie because fantasy is better than reality. Sometimes we lie because it’s too painful to tell the truth. Sometimes we lie because we think it’s the truth. Sometimes we lie because it’s faster to do so. Sometimes we lie because you need to get out of something. Sometimes we lie because life can’t wait. Sometimes we lie because pain is not an option. Sometimes we lie because there is nothing better to do. Sometimes we lie because we need to turn attention away from ourselves. Sometimes we lie because we don’t know what else to do. Sometimes we lie because we don’t want to tell children there isn’t a Santa Claus. Sometimes we lie because it gives us a laugh. Sometimes we lie because sarcasm gives emphasis. Sometimes we lie because we need to prove a point. Sometimes we lie because everyone needs a break once in a while. Sometimes we lie because an alibi is needed. Sometimes we lie because a surprise is being planned. Sometimes we lie because we could lose money. Sometimes we lie because we want to keep a friend. Sometimes we lie because we are instructed to. Sometimes we lie because money is offered. Sometimes we lie because revenge is sweet. Sometimes we lie because we would like to hurt someone emotionally. Sometimes we lie because agreeing is easier than debating. Sometimes we lie because we are scared. And rarely do we ever tell the truth.

I’m a pretty peaceful blog, I don’t really mess with nobody, I kinda stay to myself reblog random shit that’s all.. I saw something on my Dash from a Mixer talking shit about 5H and I reacted, I reblogged it and responded.. Even tho I know it was kinda rude, I apologized in my tags and I was gonna delete it, But then this twat raided my damn ask, Now fuck that!! I apologize to peaceful mixers I may have offended.. But that one troll can get bent for all I care 

Sometimes we lie because it’s easier than telling the truth. Sometimes we lie because we need to forget. Sometimes we lie because you don’t want to tell her she looks fat in those jeans. Sometimes we lie because fantasy is better than reality. Sometimes we lie because it’s too painful to tell the truth. Sometimes we lie because we think it’s the truth. Sometimes we lie because it’s faster to do so. Sometimes we lie because you need to get out of something. Sometimes we lie because life can’t wait. Sometimes we lie because pain is not an option. Sometimes we lie because there is nothing better to do. Sometimes we lie because we need to turn attention away from ourselves. Sometimes we lie because we don’t know what else to do. Sometimes we lie because we don’t want to tell children there isn’t a Santa Claus. Sometimes we lie because it gives us a laugh. Sometimes we lie because sarcasm gives emphasis. Sometimes we lie because we need to prove a point. Sometimes we lie because everyone needs a break once in a while. Sometimes we lie because an alibi is needed. Sometimes we lie because a surprise is being planned. Sometimes we lie because we could lose money. Sometimes we lie because we want to keep a friend. Sometimes we lie because we are instructed to. Sometimes we lie because money is offered. Sometimes we lie because revenge is sweet. Sometimes we lie because we would like to hurt someone emotionally. Sometimes we lie because agreeing is easier than debating. Sometimes we lie because we are scared. And rarely do we ever tell the truth.
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Sometimes we lie because it’s easier than telling the truth. Sometimes we lie because we need to forget. Sometimes we lie because you don’t want to tell her she looks fat in those jeans. Sometimes we lie because fantasy is better than reality. Sometimes we lie because it’s too painful to tell the truth. Sometimes we lie because we think it’s the truth. Sometimes we lie because it’s faster to do so. Sometimes we lie because you need to get out of something. Sometimes we lie because life can’t wait. Sometimes we lie because pain is not an option. Sometimes we lie because there is nothing better to do. Sometimes we lie because we need to turn attention away from ourselves. Sometimes we lie because we don’t know what else to do. Sometimes we lie because we don’t want to tell children there isn’t a Santa Claus. Sometimes we lie because it gives us a laugh. Sometimes we lie because sarcasm gives emphasis. Sometimes we lie because we need to prove a point. Sometimes we lie because everyone needs a break once in a while. Sometimes we lie because an alibi is needed. Sometimes we lie because a surprise is being planned. Sometimes we lie because we could lose money. Sometimes we lie because we want to keep a friend. Sometimes we lie because we are instructed to. Sometimes we lie because money is offered. Sometimes we lie because revenge is sweet. Sometimes we lie because we would like to hurt someone emotionally. Sometimes we lie because agreeing is easier than debating. Sometimes we lie because we are scared. And rarely do we ever tell the truth.
—  Daily Tumblr Love Quotes
If there is one thing everyone knows about Outlander, it’s that the sex scenes are really hot. But the most admirable and unusual thing about the show, which became even more evident in the second season, is its ability to not only depict sex well, but to tell stories through it. With Claire and Jamie no longer newlyweds, and both of them going through dramatic changes in their own lives, the physical aspect of their relationship changed, with Claire experiencing her first pregnancy and Jamie slowly recovering from rape, an issue explored with a nuance that is rare in television. The second season wasn’t perfect: its more sprawling cast and emphasis on political intrigue sometimes left the main characters shortchanged, but it remains an ambitious and emotionally unique. More people need to be watching it.
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THE 12 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2016 SO FAR

From ‘The People v O J Simpson’ to 'Stranger Things’, here are this year’s small-screen essentials.

5) Outlander

So let me get this straight. We’re essentially getting the CIA spinoff the Gallifandom pined for, but with the additions of Ace as part of the CIA, Omega, and Lady Trey as actual proper current-timeline Romana?

Then we’ve got Lalla and Louise in The Worlds Of Doctor Who, Narvin in Dark Eyes 3, Damaged Goods giving us the possibility that if they did another CIA-based Gallifrey release they could include Cwej… It’s a good time to be a Gallifrey fan.

重叠/重疊 - Reduplication

重叠/重疊 (chóngdié), reduplication, is when you repeat something to slightly change its meaning—in English this is usually whole words, “does he like me or like like me?” and adds emphasis, but in other languages sometimes it’s just a syllable or grammatical inflection. In Mandarin you see it quite often with adjectives and verbs, but there’s a few ways to do it (sorry this is a little longish, mostly for a clear layout):

Adjectives
Reduplicating an adjective emphasizes it. Single syllable adjectives are pretty straightforward, say it twice:

他喜欢很高高的人  (他喜歡很高高的人)
tā xǐhuān hěn gāo gāo de rén
He likes really tall people (I’m really great at examples ok whatever)

but wait, there’s more! and I don’t just mean adding an 儿 -r. If the adjective is not already first tone, like above, its second iteration becomes first tone (or sometimes sounds just neutral, which is called 轻声 btw):

别着急,慢慢儿来  (別著急,慢慢兒來)
Bié zhāojí, màn mā-r lái
Don’t be nervous, slowly is fine (it sounds weird in English but my profs in Harbin would say this)

Ok two part adjectives; they repeat like AABB:

清清楚楚
qīng qing chū chu
really clear

热热闹闹  (熱熱鬧鬧)
rè re nāo nao
really bustling, lively

Now the same sort of thing happens with the second ‘part’ becoming first tone, and the repeated parts are neutral tone. Pretty easy yeah? This doesn’t work with certain compound adjectives though, like *好好看看 is a nope, none of the 好+V really. 

Verbs
For single syllable verbs there’s a couple options, but unlike adjectives reduplication usually makes it a little softer or mellower. So instead of straight up telling someone 看 look! you can say:

看看
kàn kan
take a look

看一看
kàn yī kan
take a peek, a quick look (almost the same though really)

看了看
kàn le kan
took a look

看了一看
kàn le yī kan
took a quick look (again, pretty similar) 

Reduplicated part becomes neutral. Two syllable verbs reduplicate ABAB (unlike adjs), but you cannot really use the latter three methods, no AB了AB. There’s exceptions and weird things but let’s leave it there, if you run into one then use that but don’t get creative. 

你应该练习练习  (你應該練習練習)
Nǐ yīnggāi liànxí lianxi
You should practice a little

Other Cool Things

I’ve run into this maybe once but it’s A Thing; you can reduplicate an AB adjective with A里AB for a negative connotation, so:

糊里糊涂  (糊里糊塗)
hú li hútú
muddle-headed, mixed up (maybe you’re irritated at this person)

vs

糊糊涂涂  (糊糊塗塗)
hú hú tú tú
confused, muddled (you’re more ok with this person) 

Another odd thing is that sometimes a verb will be reduplicated like an adjective so that it can be used like one (and visa versa)

商量 - shāng liáng - to discuss (V)
商量商量 -shāng liáng shang liang - to discuss a little (V)
商商量量 - shāng shang liāng liang - indecisive (adj) 

Again, maybe don’t go wild, but if you see it now you’ll know. this post inspired by/brought to you with some help from 201 Mandarin Chinese Verbs that I found in a dollar pile. It seems ok but definitely not something I’d pay full price for. If anything’s unclear just aaaaask~

I used to write song lyrics often, despite having no musical talent. The result is usually poetry that only has a consistent rhythm in my mind. Nevertheless, tonight I’ve seen enough gifsets of the “I feel wounded” scene in the interrogation room to quickly sketch out Alana’s perspective of the situation.

I bend down,
And it sails by me.
Past my head,
That bullet sings.

If you wanted me to be
Unscathed and bullet-free,
I’m sorry I must disappoint
And confess to the truth.
I don’t feel quite unscathed;
I’m wounded through and through.
And with each gasp I inhale more into my lungs,
And from my mouth a gust of this gun powder blows.

I hope you know I wish that I could stay,
Convalesce together with a dose of give-and-take.
Oh, I wish I could stay,
But the hour’s almost up and I’m afraid to stay awake.

I fear that I have failed you,
I fear what I have done.
In lieu of a target it’s struck you down, my love.
But blood stains each palm,
It’s pressed under the nails.
And as we try to clean ourselves,
Powder I exhale.

I hope you know I wish that I could stay,
Convalesce together with a dose of give-and-take.
Oh, I wish I could stay,
But the hour’s almost up and I’m afraid to say…

I don’t feel quite unscathed.
I hope you know I wish I could stay.
I am wounded through and through,
Between bullets, we see truth.

I hope you know I wish that I could stay,
Convalesce together with a dose of give-and-take.
Oh, I wish I could stay,
But the hour’s almost up and I’m afraid to stay awake.

anonymous asked:

(Curtsies?) Hi, can you help me make sense of the way rhyming couplets are used in Richard II? Have a lovely day!

*Curtsies* Not totally sure what you mean by the way they’re used. Rhyming couples crop up a lot in Shakespeare and it’s not always easy to figure out why they’re there. For instance, a lot of people are convinced that the rhyming couplets in 1 Henry VI exchanged by Talbot and his son were actually not even written by Shakespeare. But Shakespeare did use rhyming couplets–sometimes for poetic emphasis, sometimes for comedic effect, etc. It really depends on the instance. If you can give me an example of what’s confusing you I might be of more help.