five languages

Theory of Fantastic Beasts Locations

JK tweeted this last month….

At first I thought she was just being extra™ …

But, five movies, five languages. And we now know that the second Fantastic Beasts film is going to be set in Paris. So the possible locations (confirmed in bold) are:

  • FB1 - Five = New York
  • FB2 - Cinq = Paris (though JK confirmed bits of it would be in the UK)
  • FB3 - Funf = German speaking country, probably Germany or Switzerland
  • FB4- Cinco = Spanish or Portuguese speaking country… My money is on Brazil
  • FB5 - Cinque = Italy or Switzerland

Tip for writers who struggle with writing fluff: think of the five languages of love (physical touch, acts of service, gifts, quality time, words of affirmation) and imagine what your character is most likely to use when showing love, is most likely to be receptive to (those two don’t have to be the same!). Imagine a situation where the two or more characters would use it, how they would perform it.


sherlolly + the five love languages. (insp)

I’m about to start tutoring a 5th grader whose family will be moving back to Germany next year. The father is Brazilian, the mother is Spanish. He speaks Brazilian-Portuguese as a first language and works for the German government. She speaks Catalan and Spanish as first languages. Both kids, a 5th and 9th grader, mainly grew up in Germany and speak German and English to each other. That is five, FIVE languages in one household. As I’m chatting with the father in German, the kids and mom and speaking Catalan, Spanish, English, and German all in a mix. The dad asked them something in Portuguese for good measure.

I have literally never been so jealous in my whole life. Like???? That’s SO COOL???? ALL THE LANGUAGES?!

Brb, gonna go weep over amazing multi-lingual families and the stunning power of multiculturalism.

Bellarke & ‘The Five Love Languages (Pt. 1)

I’ve wanted to make a meta about this forever but have never been able to find the correct words, but where Bellarke dynamic is currently has provided a great amount of inspiration.

The Five Love Languages is a 1995 novel written by Gary Chapman discussing the various ways that people show and feel love. The five ‘languages’ discussed in the novel are words of affirmation, acts of service, gift giving, quality time, and physical touch. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it. It can provide a great amount of insight regarding relationships in your life and what actions make you feel loved.

With that summary in the way, you’re probably asking, ‘Kels, what in the world does any of this have to do with Bellarke?’ Well, upon combining my analysis of the novel with the Bellarke dynamic that is currently present in the show, I discovered something very interesting. Something that says a lot about why we know Bellamy and Clarke love each other without either of them having to say it aloud. Yep, you heard me right! We’re not delusional—it’s basic psychological science—and here’s why!

Bellamy and Clarke show and feel love in ways that are directly compatible with one another. For a simple, brief analysis: Clarke feels love through touches, but shows it through words of affirmation. Bellamy feels love through words of affirmation, but shows it through touch (with a hint of acts of service dropped here and there). Obviously, these characters feel and show love in other ways as well, but I found that these particular love languages are deeply embedded within the characters and their relationship with one another.

The more in-depth analysis will be broken into two parts. The first revolves around Clarke and her love languages and is posted below, and the Bellamy counterpart to this meta will be posted in the near future. So, if the information above interests you in the slightest and you would like to hear more,

Keep reading


The Five Love Languages | [insp]

1. Words of Affirmation: Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

2. Quality Time: In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

3. Receiving Gifts: Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures.

4. Acts of Service: Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most wants to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter.

5. Physical Touch: This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face—they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive.

The APH Nordics as things I did when I was bored
  • Aph Finland: Organized the Easter Eggs by color
  • Aph Sweden: Looked at random books in my room
  • Aph Denmark: Read a Lego box
  • Aph Norway: Organized all my drawings even more than before
  • Aph Iceland: Watched LazyTown videos in a butch of different languages