german soap operas

Submission: German model/ soap-opera actor packed on some pounds

Fuck! This guy has seriously let himself go. No chance of him getting back into modelling now unless it’s for Big n Large. He may as well just give into the junk food cravings



Song: Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)

Pairing: Jasmin x Anni, Hollstein, Reamy, Calzona, Pipex, Sophie x Sian, Paily, Astrid x Vivian, Astrid x Carey, Valkubus, Giani, Nico x Ivy, Otalia, Doccubus, Gail x Holly, Karmy, Lara x Ani, Clara x Marina, Cophine

Vidder: Succubus

Vidder Notes:

Fav lesbian ships put into one.
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ships & shows:
0:00 - 0:08 : Jasmin & Anni : Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten (german soap opera)
0:11 - 0:18 : Carmilla & Laura: Carmilla (web series on youtube)
0:19 - 0:28 : Amy & Reagan: Faking It (MTV Season 2)
0:29 - 0:44 : Callie & Arizona: Grey’s Anatomy
0:46 - 0:58 : Piper and Alex: Orange is The New Black ( Netflix)
0:59 - 1:08 : Sophie & Sian: Corronation Street (check out sophiesianchannel on youtube)
1:10 - 1:18 : Emily & Paige : Pretty Little Liars
1:19 - 1:29 : Astrid & Vivian : Anyone but me (web series on youtube)
1:30 - 1:43 : Astrid & Carey : Anyone but me ( web series on youtube)
1:45 - 2:01 : Tamsin & Bo : Lost Girl ( showcase )
2:03 - 2:13 : Gina and Ani, Nico & Ivy, Otalia : Venice The Series (web series on youtube); The Grove (webseries); Guiding Light (soap, check out Otalia channel for more)
2:15 - 2:25 : Bo & Lauren : Lost Girl (showcase)
2:27 - 2:40 : Gail & Holly : Rookie Blue
2:39 - 2:44 : Amy & Karma : Faking It (MTV)
2:45 - 2:53 : Lara & Ani: Venice the Series (web series on youtube)
2:54 - 3:10 : Clara & Marina: Em Famila (brasilian telenovela, check out CLARINA tag on for episodes)
3:12 - 3:25 : Cosima & Delphine : Orphan Black

Imagine... You And Peter Stay Up To Watch Kurt's German Soap Opera's As He Is Your Roommate

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Tv: Danke Gott. Sie sind nach all dieser Zeit in Ordnung. Ich habe vergessen, Ihnen zu sagen, wie sehr ich dich liebe. (Thank god. You’re alright after all this time. I forgot to tell you how much I love you.)

(Y/N): How many times is she going to say that?

Peter: That’s like the fifth time she’s said I love you. 

Kurt: Shh. Ve’re almost to ze best part.

Tv: Dank fur mir sagen. (Thanks for telling me.)

Peter and (Y/N): *Groaning.

*German from Google Translates. 

9 Extra Tips for Language Learning

Decide why you want to learn a language

Too often I see posts on Tumblr or Instagram with someone saying “I wanna learn a language, what language shall I learn?”. This is more than likely gonna lead to you giving up after a few weeks of study. You need a set reason for learning a language and for investing so much time and effort into its acquisition. It doesn’t need to be academic or for career-related purposes, it could be that you really love the culture of the area where that language is spoken. As long as you have a clear idea in your head why, you’ll be much more likely to stick with it.

Realise from the outset that it’s going to be different from English

Languages are not 1:1 ciphers with English. Consider the colour red. In English it’s just Red, in Hungarian there are two distinct words for what we in English call the same colour, but in Hungarian they’re not shades of the same colour, they’re distinct colours. Conversely, in Russian and Welsh, the same word is used to describe what we in English call blue and green. Isn’t that wonderful? There are often complaints about this on the internet, “Ugh, French verbs wtf!?” or that stupid picture of the German articles compared to the English, “German articles, because fuck you, that’s why”… All languages are different and there will be difficulties, but it’s very rewarding to be able to begin to think in another language, especially if it deviates particularly from English. There are also theories that the language(s) you’re learning can shape the way and the extent to which you think!

Be realistic about how you’ll do it

All too often, I see pictures of a phrasebook or a dictionary for a language on Tumblr or Instagram with someone saying “Learning X language”. It’s cool that the motivation is there, but you have to be realistic that this isn’t language learning. A phrasebook gives you set things you’re likely to say when travelling the country or countries of that language, are heavily formulaic and make no excuses for not covering grammar. If you’re travelling it’s often find to ask something like “where are shirt?” in a store because you’ll be understood. If you’re learning a language to approach fluency, this obviously isn’t acceptable and the resources you’ll need will therefore be different.

And about how long it’s going to take

Yes, there are people who are capable of learning many, many languages exceptionally quickly, but for the most part it’s going to be a long slog and you need to be prepared for that when you start. But don’t see it as climbing Mount Everest in a blizzard, see it more as walking coast to coast on a sunny day: long and tiring but wonderful and rewarding.

Figure out how best you learn and retain

I don’t like learning with things like Duolingo or websites or games, I prefer books and paper that I can write on and in and annotate and print things out and highlight etc. But that’s just me, I know several people who swear by YouTube lessons and Duolingo etc. You have to find out what is best for you. Through constantly adapting the way I learn, I also found out the best process for me, when I sit down in my allotted time for learning a language. Don’t feel constrained to follow the learning advice of others because it works for them.

Maximise exposure

Of course your language study will only go so far without exposure to your target language. For this, Spotify and YouTube are wonderful and there’s a breadth of TV, music and radio there and on the internet as a whole and some quick Internet searches bring up list after list of internet-based resources in your target language. 
Some people swear by listening to music. I don’t swear by it, because I think by their very nature, songs tend to be written in a stilted round-about way that doesn’t truly reflect the flow of a language, but they can be useful for pronunciation and vocabulary. It goes without saying that you should watch and listen to stuff that’s appropriate for your level and reflects your interests. I watch political discussions in French, but in German I watch soap-operas subtitled in English, so I can listen, but check the subtitles if I miss something.

If you want to learn more than one language, don’t start them at the same time

Through learning multiple languages simultaneously, I can tell you that you’ll honestly achieve so much more if you stagger starting them. Start one, and once you’ve reached a level you’re comfortable with, start the next one. This will reduce the initial load of language learning when you get used to spelling, pronunciation and basic grammar to just one language. It’s like building two sandcastles. You only have one bucket to fill with sand at any one time.

Also, with multiple languages consider other options

One thing I always recommend is to switch to resources in your target language once you reach an intermediate level of proficiency. If, like me, you’re learning two languages that are quite similar, consider getting a book for speakers of one of those languages learning the other. For example, I have a little book for German speakers about typical problems with Dutch (als/toen or als/dan for example) which helps a lot which declouding confusing issues or things that get muddled in my head.

Enjoy it as much as possible!

After all this is something you’re doing in your free time so make it worthwhile and enjoy yourself, it’s immensely rewarding a fulfilling after all :)

@ex-you-ex-me tbh I find it sad that they can’t show anything of substance on TV so they fill it up with hours and hours of this :( basically I have a lot of thoughts about melodramas… I like them bcus I find them funny because of how unrealistic the situations and acting are sometimes but deeper down… kind of sad that they are trying to package and sell this lifestyle… and also fascinating because of how stereotypes shaped by the culture are used to move the stories forward, I like comparing them in that sense with the German soap operas I watch. I find them entertaining and I like that they are filmed in different towns and cities.

anonymous asked:

S/m most embarrassing story you have about ur bros

Shu- This is more like a bunch of moments.. Kino keeps trying to kill me, but it’s in the most stupid ways possible. Once he just came up, straddled me, and started pressing a cross to my cheeks, neck and chest. After two minutes he gave up. I don’t know why he thought that would work.. since he can touch a cross… So I have no idea. He probably was high or something.

Reiji- I once saw Ayato singing Get Your Head in the Game while playing basketball… It was scary.

Ayato- One time, Subaru fell asleep in class and school ended, so Shu came in, threw him over his shoulder and left. The girls started flipping out, and once Subaru woke up, he punched Shu in the face. The car ride home was so awkward..

Laito- I once saw Reiji watching German soap operas and he was crying…

Kanato- I once saw Shu hitting on some girl, and she looked extremely uncomfortable and then she told him she was a lesbian. His face was priceless… Hehe…

Subaru- Laito once let Ayato pick his contact photo and while Ayato was going through the pictures, he found a ton of dick pics and now-… Well, I’m still concerned..

Kino- Kanato once was having a fit about one thing or another, but tripped over his own shoe laces and fell on his face. It was hilarious, but when he got up and I was laughing still… Oh god…

This is Denmark, my love kitty. Whenever I feel bad she comes and lays down on my toes. I love here. Also, here’s a letter I will be sending to my parents in the next few days:

Dear Mom and Dad:

Before you read any further, I want you to know that I love you. I always have, and always will. No matter the outcome of this interaction, I will always be your baby. All I can ask of you is to be patient and calm and attempt to understand me for who I am. I am not sorry for this, only sorry that it took me so long to ge the courage to tell you that I am a transgender man. I hope that you can forgive my being scared, and that you can understand that I am terrified of how you will react.

I have never been a traditional girl. I was never happy wearing a dress or a flowery shirt, disliked playing with dolls and vastly preferred the mud and puzzles. As early as elementary school, I could hardly consider myself a girl. I never hung out with them, and was always either on my own, or chilling with boys. I’ve been made incredibly uncomfortable by toys, clothes, activities that imply specific gender roles. I’ve always chosen to wear pants and a polo over a skirt and blouse for formal events whenever possible, for example. I do not consider myself a girl, and on some level, I never have.

When I started watching the German soap opera, Verbotene Liebe, I began questioning sexuality in general. The show made reference to the general homophobia of society, how it can be overcome, and those who identify outside of the heteronormativity can be just as accepted in society, though with a bit more work. I started to look into the idea of being something other than heterosexual, and I found a lot more than I bargained for. I learned the differences between romantic and sexual orientation, and how they can conflict, parallel or coincide with each other. But what I really found that struck a chord with me was  Gender Identity.

On Tumblr, there is a term known as “Binary Cisheteronormativity,” which refers to the instance in which a man or woman who identifies without question as their assigned gender and finds themselves both sexually and romantically attracted to someone who identifies purely as the opposite sex. I have been exposed to, and have accepted the idea that Gender and Sex are not the same thing, and that there are far more Genders than the Man and Woman labels that the Binary Gender system allow us. The Gender System I have come to accept as truth in my own view is not two solid colours, but instead a gradient of many.

While most people choose to identify along with their assigned gender, there are so very many who do not. Some chose to adopt a gender that is somewhere between male and female, some opt to completely reject the social construct of man or woman. And some wish to continue adhering to the Gender Binary, but wish to be on the other side.

That is where I fall.

I have been experimenting online, and at school, with my gender expression. I dress in more masculine clothing, attempt to speak in lower tones, brush my hair a certain way, and in general present as a man. I ask my friends and professors at school to refer to me as either neutral or masculine pronouns, and to call me by the name Alfred instead of Anna. I’ve been doing this for over a year now, and have at some point come to the decision that this is truly who I am. I do not wish to be a woman any longer. I never was. I want to seek professional help. I need medical, emotional, financial and familial support. I cannot carry the burden of being this way alone.

Your son,

Alfred Jonathan Matheson.