english-stuff

kinda funny when english teachers say stuff like “i can tell if you didnt read the book” or “i can tell when people bs their paper”

no you cant.  you can tell when people are bad at bs-ing their paper.  i didnt even read the sparknotes and i barely skimmed the wikipedia and you gave me an A.  you kneel before my throne unaware that it was born of lies

- Silver button -

It arrived at my grandma’s house, I woke up early to go there…and now  it’s in my hands!

This is the first time I get a kind of thing like this one, I mean, a reward for the work I’m currently doing. I must admit this is a wonderful gift from Youtube, but what I appreciate the most is the support from everyone since I started with this, for the amount of people that like my animations, for the amazing people I met and are now great friends of mine, for other artists who inspired me and gave me strong to keep forward. 

This button can have just my name (RIP letter Ñ of my last name lmao) and a number, but in my heart it says the names of each one of you for supporting a small artist who had a second chance to be able to love what she does.

I do really hope to still entertain you with my animations and art in the future, with my original projects and more stuff.

Thank you so much people. Thank you for everything.

Now I’ll make a lil’ video about this to my channel.
Have a nice day/evening/night <3 

okay first things first: i love and support everyone equally in bts but i feel i need to get this off my chest. can we just appreciate Kim Namjoon?
can we appreciate how much he’s done not only for bts, for the boys, for bighit, for kpop, for his family but for his korean and international fans as well?

like without him bangtan wouldn’t exist. well maybe it would but not in this kind of form. and let’s be honest; this bangtan is the best bangtan.

he’s such an amazing leader too. he’s always there for the other members whenever they’re sad, exhausted, in need of positivity, feel like giving up… they always have a shoulder they can lean on and it’s Namjoon’s. he always makes sure that everyone is okay, everyone is happy and everyone does their best and works hard. he’s the one who always wants the boys to be a part of english conversations to so he helps them with their english whenever he can. he translates english stuff to korean so the boys won’t feel like they’re left out of something. he protects his bandmates at all cost but he also scolds them if they’ve done something wrong (lol papa Joon has no chill)

he proved that just because you’re coming from a small company, you can still make a name for yourself in the music industry. after all: not the company but your work will affect people.

because of Namjoon bts didn’t stop until they became the first kpop group to win an award, break a voting record with 300 million (!!!) votes but still staying the same humble guys they really are. they proved that a simple group that has an amazing leader at front is capable to do anything. buf ofc all 7 of the boys needed to be a part of this to make it work. y'know TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK❤️

can we also appreciate that RapMon proved his family that they made the right choice that day when they allowed him to be a musician instead of making sure he cares about university and stuff. he proved that his family made the right choice because now everyone knows who bts are and with this he shut every hater’s mouth.

and now comes the most important thing: THANK YOU NAMJOON. Thank you for always talking to us i-fans in english, for teaching the boys english, for translating english speeches to korean so your k-fans can understand you as well and basically for inspiring us. For never giving up on us. For always being there with us. For saving our lives. For taking care of us. For talking to us through your lyrics. For never taking a step back whenever you experience hate, a bad scandal or something tough. Thank you for supporting us, loving us, for empowering us to be stronger, to be more confident. Thank you for telling us not to give up on our dreams, never be affraid to try out something new.

Thank you so much for everything, Kim Namjoon. You saved our lives and you changed our lives. Thank you for being the best leader and taking care of our boys. ARMY LOVES YOU RAP MONSTER❤️

10 Tips for Writing (Good) Smut

so. let’s do this.

About a year ago, I had to read a book for my school’s summer reading assignment called How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster. It’s not a bad book, pretty decent actually, but there was this one chapter about sex scenes in literature. And one of the first sentences was along the lines of “writing sex is boring.”

and I did a double-take. Bc in my experience, that is absolutely not the case, and if you do find yourself bored while writing smut, then you’re not doing it right. See, Thomas’s main argument was that there’s only so many ways you can write sex scenes, because there’s only so many sex acts you can choose from. (My boy Thomas is clearly a vanilla dude, but let’s not hold that against him.) 

But one of the most important things to keep in mind while writing smut is that it’s not necessarily just about the act itself. So while Thomas is right that there are limits as to how many ways ppl can have sex, he failed to realize that writing sex is about a LOT more than that. And I’m gonna prove it to you.

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dazlela  asked:

Hey Jack! This might be a dumb question, but I've been thinking about this for a long time now. Whenever you film Antisepticeye scenes, do you film them at the moment itself or do you film them afterwards (after you have done your outro and stuff)? (Again, sorry if this is a dumb question and excuse my terrible English, hahahha)

All Jack stuff first and then all Anti stuff after and editing compiles it into a coherent structure

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but what if one day

Reminder that in the 2016 Halloween event, Lancelot was actually summoned in his Saber class, and thus was sane, but he was so utterly embarrassed about having been pulled into such silliness that he couldn’t bear letting Mashu see him like this, so he put on his helmet and dyed his armor to pretend to be his Berserker class incarnation and just yelled stuff in English throughout the event, and that’s why we fight Lancelot with his Berserker sprite but as a Saber class.

Tristan is all too done with it all.

After watching this latest instragram live of Key’s I have to say a few words about the behavior some are showing. In this live, there was a moment where Kibum actually froze in disgust after reading a comment (thankfully, not out loud), leading him to report the person who commented it. I do not know what this person said, and frankly, I do not want to. Yes, there have been moments where I have been annoyed with the other spectators, but this was too far, and I’m officially pissed. So I have decided it’s high time I address some of the things I’ve observed.

  • Don’t curse at him, in any language, even if it’s “friendly.” Yes, we are his fans, and yes, during his lives it is a sort of casual environment. However, we are still total strangers to him. Censor yourself. 
  • Stop asking where the other members are! Especially if it’s in his own house! He’s even replied to someone who asked where Jinki was, saying something along the lines of: “I don’t know, you do realize I live alone, right?” If he’s in a hotel room, you better also bet no other member is in the room with him, since they are probably in their own rooms, resting. Asking this is rude and highly disrespectful. It’s Key’s live, if you wanted to see other members, maybe this isn’t the right place. I don’t know how he feels internally about getting these questions, but if I were asked it, it would make me feel pretty insignificant. Basically, stop.
  • I can’t believe I’m saying this, but try to stop asking him where he is. He’s stated before that he doesn’t like getting this question repeated to him and having to say the same answer over and over. It obviously annoys him, so try to keep asking this to a down low. 
  • Please don’t ask him to say hello to specifically you. Just… It’s not gonna happen and this is frankly selfish. 
  • Don’t ask him to speak more of a specific language. Be it English, Japanese, or whatever, just don’t do it. Kibum replies to questions in the language they were asked in. He does say stuff in English or Japanese of his own accord sometimes, but that is his own choice. Let him speak in the languages he wants to speak.
  • “I can’t understand you.” Good to know………..?
  • Do not leave sexual comments! An obvious reason is that it makes him (or would really make anybody) uncomfortable. And for good reason. It’s rude, vulgar, and is harassment. Keep anything of a sexual nature out of the comments.
  • And while we’re talking about things of a sexual nature, do not inquire about his sexual orientation, romantic orientation, or gender identity. An answer to any of these could potentially get him into major trouble and possibly put him out of the job, depending on how he responds. It’ll put him at risk. Just don’t. Keep your speculations to yourself.
  • Also don’t ask if he’s dating anyone.
  • And don’t talk about your ships!
  • Don’t shame him into answering or saying anything. I remember a comment he read in an earlier live that said “Why aren’t you answering my questions? Do you hate me?” First of all, tens of thousands of people are watching his lives, and the majority of them are commenting. he’s obviously not going to see and respond to every single comment. Secondly, guilt tripping is never a nice thing to do. It’s manipulative and on levels of selfish I won’t dare describe.
  • Don’t ask him anything personal. He is a human being with privacy he wishes to maintain as well. This includes sexual questions, but is a bit more broad. Basically just don’t try to poke around into his personal life. There’s a reason it’s personal.
  • “What group are you in.” I don’t know if this was a joke, but if you’re serious… um…. Why the hell are you following him if you don’t even know what group he’s in??? That just doesn’t make sense??? (Props to Key for the sassy answer though, keeping that NCT joke alive.)
  • Do not ask him to choose between groups. I’ve never personally seen this, but according to @mingoox, it is a common occurrence. Apparently people have been commenting things like “BTS or EXO” and frankly just hearing about it is annoying. If he wants to talk about the music he likes, let him without pushing your own music tastes onto him.
  • Stop asking him when he’s going to come to your country. I know the intent is not necessarily impolite, but the wording is. Instead, it would be wiser to say something more like, “I hope you come to *Country* too.” It’s a little bit more wishful rather than blunt. It also doesn’t force him to either disappoint you by saying that they aren’t, or to lie and say they are. 
  • If you know of anything else, please message me and I will add it to the list.

I’m sure there are more points I could bring up, but these are the ones I can remember at the moment. This post might grow in the future as I notice or remember more things.

Anyways, moral of the story. Don’t fucking be rude. Key is taking the time out of his busy schedule to speak with us, we should be respectful and polite. If you are one of the people who have asked something like I listen above, think to yourself, how would you feel if someone said that to you? Kibum is just a regular human like the rest of us. He has feelings. 

As a Shawol, and specifically a Locket, it fucking hurts to see his face full of disgust at something a “fan” has said. He loves us Shawols dearly and constantly tells us that he misses us. We obviously have a very good relationship with him, and shit like this puts all of that in jeopardy. We are so grateful for these little interactions and the last thing we want is for these lives to stop. Use your common sense, people.

All of this doubles for comments on his regular posts as well. I’ve seen some of the shit you’ve all said. Some of you take the “Lil’ freak” thing a little too far… Y’all need to chill.

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“I LOVE YOU”

“LIKE A MAD MAN”

“LIKE A SOLDIER”

“LIKE A MOVIE STAR”

Bonus: (Because I can’t hear French without thinking about Sanji)

Thanks for your ask @dimancheetoile! (non mais en vrai ça va pas du tout tu m’as entraînée beaucoup trop loin dans ton délire Jam)

Check the song here

Klance - soulmate au (part 2)

Author’s notes:

  • Read part 1
  • Sooo, remember how I said I was gonna write part 2 if people wanted to read more? Yeah…. I may or may not have accidently written much more than that. There will be more info below, just know that the end of this part is not the end of the whole fanfic.
  • “Bold” texts are from Keith   |    “Normal” texts are from Shiro
  • Hover over the Spanish text for translations. Additional translations below in case you’re having problems with that.

“Sooo…” Lance cleared his throat awkwardly “This is…”

“Weird?” Keith suggested. He pushed the paper cup on the table in front of him from side to side.

“Yes. Definitely weird.” Lance agreed. “I mean… not bad weird, just… unexpected weird? New weird? Totally-not-planned-like-this weird?” He bit his lower lip and tugged on the sleeves of his jacket nervously.

This wasn’t going great. They had just sat down inside the Starbucks they had met in front of and he was already making a fool of himself. This was all a bit too much for him. They had wanted to meet for a while now but surely not like this! Not completely unplanned. It had thrown Lance off track and he had no idea how to turn this around. He kept fidgeting with his sleeves and licked his lips nervously. Keith just sat there completely silent and played around with his coffee cup. Great. 5 minutes in and Lance was already less interesting to the guy than a cup of stupid coffee. He was about to start a desperate conversation about the weather when the girl behind the counter called for him to pick up his order.

“Be right back,” he mumbled before he almost sprinted off.



Keith was panicking. Hard. This was all too much and too fast. He knew that due to being his soulmate he would probably feel some kind of attraction towards Lance right from the start. But he still hadn’t been prepared for his brain’s reaction when the most beautiful boy he had ever seen started to walk towards him in front of the coffee shop. It was like his mind had put out a sign saying ‘no coherent thoughts beyond this point’ and the stuff he found himself thinking now didn’t make any sense to him at all. It was a seemingly random stream of words that didn’t fit together at all. Something like ‘pretty…soft boy…run…RUN…marry…HIDE…HIDE RIGHT NOW…eyelashes…freckles…EVACUATE THE PREMISES…’

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I think I’ve managed to figure out a way to explain My Theory of Jack’s Accent. He doesn’t have it because he speaks French. He has it because he grew up in Quebec.

He can “bro out” his accent, as Ngozi says (which I take to mean, “switch from a Quebec accent to a standard American one”) because his accent isn’t what we normally think of as a foreign accent. What he doesn’t have is the accent of someone who predominantly spoke one language (French) until childhood was over, then learned a second language (English) when he was at a stage in his brain development where he could no longer hear or physically pronounce the unique sounds required by this new language. That’s what’s going on with Bitty’s French, but not with Jack’s English.

The generally accepted idea is that Jack was raised in Pittsburgh until he was maybe 5, with a mother who spoke American English fluently. During that time, he probably spoke English the way his mother did, with a mostly American accent.

So here’s the explanation:

Children’s accents aren’t just the result of what sounds they can physically produce–they’re also expressions of culture and self. Children are capable of a much broader range of phonemes and accents than adults are, and their decisions about which versions are preferable are very socially informed. How they speak usually reflects their social environment and group identity–they speak like the people they want to belong with.

So Jack’s accent would pretty much always reflect how his classmates, teammates, teachers, and coaches spoke, regardless of his parents. He might be influenced by the accent his dad, or his heroes like Mario Lemieux, Guy Lafleur, or Maurice Richard, had, but it would probably fade under the weight of socialization.

So if he had stayed in Pittsburgh, Jack would probably have continued to have a fairly standard East Coast USA accent in English. 

If Bob and Alicia had moved him to Scotland and stayed there until he was an adult, he’d probably have a Scottish accent.

But instead they moved him to Montreal, where an American accent would mark him as “Anglo”, and he was surrounded by people whose English was acquired after early childhood or who were being raised or taught by people who acquired English later in life, so that’s the accent he picked up in English.

It’s not a “French” accent. It’s an accent that reflects bilingual French-Canadian English as its own accent/dialect within the English language.

random things i’ve learnt about old english as a complete beginner. 

  • the language was used by germanic inhabitants of england around 5th-11th century
  • also called anglo-saxon; different from the language of the saxons in germany
  • there are 3 dialects of old-english (west saxon, kentish and anglian)
  • the alphabet was adopted from the latin one by christian missionaries 
  • spelling wasn’t really a thing
  • everything was recorded phonetically (by-sound)
  • (this makes translating a bitch but you can legit see the change in dialects and accent through time and region!!!)
  • the sound ‘th’ has two different letters thorn (Þ, þ) and eth (Ð, ð)
  • ash (æ) is used for elongated vowels like the a in fast
  • >80% of the 1000 most used modern english words originate in old engligh but only >50% of the 1000 most used old english words can be found in modern english
  • ‘there’ is one word found in old english but it’s spelt ‘ðǣr’
  • it’s an inflected language
  • meaning sentence structure is very loose and relies on variations of a word to get abstract meaning across
  • there are LOTS of variations for each word (ughhh that’s going to be tough to learn)
  • it’s just as, if not MORE confusing then modern english

hey quick language learning tip! i watch a lot of asmr videos and if youre into those they can be a great way to practice listening if youre not that great at it bc they usually talk slower!

i usually watch “latte asmr” for korean (she also does english and japanese and shes actually my favorite! she puts time stamps in the description of what she does when and most of her stuff is gender neutral once u get past the titles bc she usually says “you” instead of pronouns! i love her videos so much!!!)

for spanish i usually watch “murmullo latina asmr”! she does some nice stuff in english as well on the channel “whisper latina asmr”

and if youre learning mandarin chinese “tingting asmr” has asmr videos that help you learn chinese while you sleep! she also has a few on chinese culture!

i personally prefer korean asmr videos over english ones bc the ppl i watch hit the consonants (especially ㅋ/ㄲ, ㄷ/ㄸ, and ㅌ) a little bit harder (i especially love words like 축축하다 and 딱딱하다 because of the repeated sounds!). some other korean asmr youtubers i watch are “babzi asmr” and “asmr thomwhat”! babzi has subs in lots of languages and thomwhat has eng subs on most vids!

hunk: so how do i ask keith out for us? if he already knows we’re dating as well? he’ll think i’m cheating on you! or you’re cheating on me!?

lance: it’s ok big guy… quote shakespeare. i bet he’s probably got a soft spot for ‘ooh, oh romeo, wherefore art thou’ and that kind of stuff. you know how brooding he is.

hunk: i dunno, lance…


hunk, sweating, holding a bouquet out to keith: cuckold me?

keith: what