in agdal after (modern standard) arabic class before i walked to wasat al-medina where i watched The Cut (in french, armenian, and turkish) at the goethe institute, before i walked home to l'océan and met two nice girls on the tramway who invited me to their house for tea (in french, english, modern standard arabic, and darija)

anonymous asked:

RE: Mother Gothel. Her appearance was inspired by her voice actress Donna Murphy, Cher and Gloria Swanson. The directors also said that she is meant to be Rapunzel's polar opposite, and it's where her angular features compared to Rapunzel's round ones and her short, curly black hair compared to Rapunzel's long, straight golden hair come into.

Exactly. And for the record, none of these women are Jewish. Donna Murphy is Irish/Czech/French/German, Cher is Armenian/Irish/English/German/Cherokee, and Gloria Swanson was Swedish/Polish/German/French.

satanic-music  asked:

Do Ember pls ily


u got it, doods!

  • Full Name: Ember River Lecrae
  • Gender and Sexuality: Cis Female, Bisexual
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Ethnicity/Species: Armenian, Inuit, French / Human (? I’ve been thinking about giving her powers since I created her 13 years ago aksfjasfhsdf)
  • Birthplace and Birthdate: Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, November 14th, 1993
  • Guilty Pleasures: Ember’s pretty open about everything she likes… but she is shamefully addicted to junk food.
  • Phobias: Dark alleys, earwigs, slightly claustrophobic 
  • What They Would Be Famous For: Dancing! Ember is a hip hop and jazz dancer!  
  • What They Would Get Arrested For: Kicking someone in the face for saying something rude to her, probably.
  • OC You Ship Them With: Jinx! He’s been her boyfriend for a long time. They’re a cute couple, she likes to play pranks on him.
  • OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Unfortunately, Jinx. Accidentally– as he doesn’t quite have his powers under control.
  • Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Comedy? She’s partial to action movies, too. Probably likes the same for books.
  • Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Any overly-cheesy romance scene. Shutting girls up with a kiss, screaming eachother’s names in times of tragedy– she hates that!
  • Talents and/or Powers: Dancing and singing are her main talents. Though, she’s not too shabby with a wrench! Has quite a bit of automotive knowledge passed down from friends.
  • Why Someone Might Love Them: She’s snarky and small and full of energy. Everything with Ember is a joke, and she loves to play up being cute to get her way (mostly with Jinx. But it also works on Cain)
  • Why Someone Might Hate Them: Everything with Ember is a joke… sometimes she has a hard time being serious. Also has a silver tongue that she’s not very good at controlling who it cuts! (Also pretty impatient. Yikes!)
  • How They Change: Ember’s mostly stayed the same since I made her, but she’s learning to tone down her sarcasm when she needs to. Patience is coming to her slowly– as well as a bit of confidence that she lost a few years back.
  • Why You Love Them:  Ember was made when I was really young because I didn’t have any women to look up to in my life! I’ve always loved her because she’s always the girl I wanted to BE. Less so, now, but we still share some similarities. She’s one ofthe OCs that helped me gain the confidence to stop being so shy!

Nina Katchadourian
Accent Elimination, 2005
Six televisions, three pedestals, six-channel video (three synchronized programs and three loops), headphones and benches
13 m, 26 s
Included in the 56th Venice Biennale as part of an exhibition of work by contemporary artists from the Armenian Diaspora.

In Accent Elimination, Katchadourian was motivated by the numerous adverts in New York for courses in ‘accent elimination’. Both her parents have very distinct accents, her father being a Lebanese born, French educated, Armenian man, and her mother a Finnish woman who speaks many languages. For this piece, Katchadourian worked closely with a professional speech improvement coach to ‘neutralise’ her parents’ accents and have them then teach each of them to her, on video. The recordings were then played on six televisions. In an interview, Katchadourian stated that the art work demonstrates “the tricky manoeuvring between the desire to preserve the distinctive marks of one’s culture, on one hand, and to decrease them in order to seem less foreign, on the other.”