I asked something a month or two ago, and I haven't seen it posted yet- should I ask again or wait? Also, this is like, the best blog ever.
If you want to give me something to search my inbox with - your blog name or a key phrase - i can try to find it! but i also go two or three weeks and then answer approximately 100 asks/stories/art at once and q it all, starting from the bottom of my inbox up. so if it’s from a while ago and I did get it, it’s likely i’ll answer it soon, even if you don’t see it for a while!
The lobsters scream when you put them in the pot. You tell yourself it’s just the steam escaping the shells. Their eyes are clear when you put them on the plates. You pretend not to see, and suck the meat out of their little crunchy legs.
There are tracks in the fresh snow across your lawn. Even though Uncle Robin taught you tracks before you could make tracks of your own, you don’t recognize these.
Everyone at the farmer’s market knows your name. You have never been to this farmer’s market. The potatoes have too many eyes, and they watch you walk by.
You never thought you’d hope it’s only a moose outside at night.
Giffords announces new flavors! Coffee Mint Moose Tracks (a new spin on your old favorite,) Heath Bar Beaver Den, Bloody Bear Tracks… it’s raspberry swirl, we promise.
People don’t go near the barn on the old Michaud place, even though it’s been abandoned for years. Something about it being condemned, and not by the government.
Something keeps bobbing up in the bay, bright red. It’s too big to be a buoy. No one’s claimed it.
The trees on Schoodic are shifting. We haven’t had a stiff breeze for days.
You can’t read the name of that new fishing boat. Everyone tells you something different when you ask.
The painted tracks to the UMaine stadium are red. Weird, they’ve been blue for decades. You haven’t heard anything about a hockey game tonight either.
I-95 just keeps going. And going. And going. It’s getting dark. What mile marker are we at again?
It hasn’t gone above zero in a month. The wind and snow get through the windows and under the door, even though you had the house winterproofed in the fall. You don’t remember what it’s like to be warm, even next to the wood stove. You don’t recall lighting it, now you think on it.
The blackflies are thick as fog. They are in your eyes, in your ears, your mouth, your nose. You feel faint from blood loss. They are under your clothes.
hello! i just found this blog and it's so amazing to see all the questions people have because then i don't feel so alone! but i haven't seen this question yet so my question is: can you go over the basic sentence structures for things? because sometimes i'll think i have it correct and then suddenly the words are switched around but then when i try /that/ method again, it goes back to the way i had first? like if i put verb before subject, then it says subject before verb? do i make any sense?
Thank you so much, love!! <3
I’ll try to cover the sentence structure in Norwegian main clauses (the post would probably get way too long if I tried to cover subordinate clauses as well, though I could do that in another post if you want! The main clause is definitely the most important/basic one though.)
( Also, do keep in mind that there are always exceptions in a language, so you might stumble across sentences that don’t follow these rules - though most sentences should. )
#1 - Essentials.
Like English, Norwegian is a SVO-language (though it can also act as a VSO-language in certain sentences, but more about that in #5).
To make a sentence in Norwegian you must have:
1 - A verb 2 - A subject (you can omit the subject if you’re ordering someone to do something (e.g. “Run!” or “Come here!”), but to make an actual sentence, you would need both).
This is enough to make very basic sentences, such as:
“Han går.” - “He walks.” / “He’s walking.”
“Jeg spiser.” - “I eat.” / “I’m eating.”
“Du ler.” - “You laugh.” / “You’re laughing.”
*!!! - as you can probably see; in Norwegian there is no past progressive form, so sentences like “Han går” can be translated into both “He walks” and “He’s walking”.
#2 - Verbs.
- Verbs must be the second element in a regular main clause
- Verbs must be the second element in a question if it’s not a yes/no-question
- Verbs must be the first element in a question if it is a yes/no-question
*!!! -“element” is not the same as “word”. The subject could be “Mary and John”, but it’s still only one element.
A regular main clause:
“Jeg bor hjemme.” - “I live at home.”
“Han spiste fisk.” - “He ate fish.”
“De løp rundt.” - “They ran around.”
A regular question:
“Hvor bor du?” - “Where do you live?”
“Hva spiser du?” - “What are you eating?”
“Hvem er det?” - “Who is that?”
“Bor du her?” - “Do you live here?”
“Spiser du fisk?” - “Do you eat fish?”
“Er det deg?” - “Is that you?”
#3 - Subject.
- The subject is usually the first element
- If it’s not the first element, it will be the third element, directly after the verb (this can happen when an adverbial or object is the first element etc.)
- If the sentence has more than one verb and the subject is not the first element, the subject will be in between the verbs.
Subject as the first element:
“Jeg liker iskrem.” - “I like ice cream.”
“Jeg liker iskrem nå.”- “I like ice cream now.”
Subject as the third element: (usually you would make a sentence like this if you want to put more stress on the object or adverbial (time/place/etc.))
“Nå liker jeg iskrem.” - “Now I like ice cream.”
Two verbs + subject as the first element:
“Jeg kan spise iskrem nå.” - “I can eat ice cream now.”
Two verbs + subject as the third element (subject between the verbs):
“Nå kan jeg spise iskrem.” - “Now I can eat ice cream.”
#4 - Negation.
- In a main clause the negation “ikke” will usually come directly after the verb.
- If the sentence has more than one verb, the negation will split the two.
- The subject can sometimes split the verb and “ikke”if it’s the third element of the main clause instead of the first
“Jeg liker ikke brød.” - “I don’t like bread.”
“Han snakker ikke mye.” - “He doesn’t talk much.”
“Han kan ikke lese.” - “He can’t read.”
“Jeg liker ikke å skrive.” - “I don’t like to write.”
When the subject is the third element:
“Nå lager han ikke mat.” - “He’s not making food now.”
“Denne boken liker jeg ikke.” - “I don’t like this book.”
*!!! - be aware that the negation “ikke” comes before the verb if it’s a subordinate clause and not a main clause.
#5 - Adverbial.
- Usually either the first or the very last element in a normal sentence.
“Nå leser han.” - “Now he’s reading.”
“Han leser nå.”- “He’s reading now.”
*!!! -when an adverbial is the first element, the sentence can turn into an VSO-sentence instead of an SVO-sentence.
Like previously mentioned, there are always a lot of exceptions in a language, but this should at least be enough to make and understand basic sentences! c:
Okay, I don’t usually post my thoughts (because if I want to discuss stuff, messaging people directly has proven much more effective) but I wanted to put this out here.
This is really ramble-y so there’s a tl;dr at the bottom.
So I haven’t actually seen the finale yet, but I know Cas dies and they’re going all multiverse on us.
I know a lot of you aren’t going to want to watch it anymore, and that’s fine! I’m still watching because I get more apathetic when presented with stuff that’s meant to induce a reaction, so I’m not very affected by it.
Anyway, If you are going to continue watching, consider this:
Dean just lost someone he loves, his best friend (this was gonna be Destiel but I decided their friendship is very important to me so I’m gonna emphasise that instead.)
Now, they’re multiverse hopping or whatever, which means they may run into other Castiels - not necessarily in Jimmy Novak’s form. I know other people have talked about this a bit but listen okay-
Dean isn’t going to be breaking down constantly, at least not noticeably to the outside world, because he’s good at working through the hard stuff. Admittedly, this is one of the hardest things he’s ever had to work through. He’ll seem mostly fine until one day, he meets an alternate universe Cas. As I said, not necessarily in Jimmy Novak’s form. Dean knows Cas. He’ll recognise him even if it’s a different vessel. Also because Dean’s smart okay? He’s really fucking smart.
So imagine this first encounter. The pain suddenly takes a hold of him and he can’t function anymore. Alternate Castiel asks who the hell Dean is, and he just can’t answer. He ceases to function for at least a few minutes. He’s got no illusions about this. He’s not thinking ‘oh my god, Cas, it’s you!’. He knows this is not his Cas, and he remembers his Cas is dead. How Cas is dead. And he’s devastated all over again, because his Cas isn’t coming back this time.
And this happens a few times. Dean will meet another Castiel and he’ll relive all of it. It never affects him in the long run, but he breaks down every time he meets other Castiels. It’s a trauma he can’t get over because he keeps being forced to relive it over and over, almost being mocked by his own loss. Maybe with time he’ll start to get better, but I personally believe our Cas is going to come back so that probably won’t happen unless they do some time travel stuff.
TL;DR: Next season, Dean breaks down to the point of dysfunction every time he meets an alternate universe Castiel.
So tonight my boyfriend came over and I've haven't seen in an about 2 weeks and we haven't done anything sexual in about over a month. We're not allowed in my basement but we went to go check for this game we wanted to play upstairs so we went down and we didn't fuck, we haven't yet, but fuck. I sucked him dick so fucking good and he ate me out and fingered me and our make out was so intense he started whispering how he loves me as his slut (first time ever) and told me to say it back. So hot 😩
what's your thoughts on NASA changing the star signs? if you haven't seen it yet basically on their page debunking astrology being like it isn't science they did the maths and the positions have changed so it is true.
For anyone who doesn’t want to open a new tab and read the article, since the Babylonians created the zodiac a few thousand years ago, the North Pole has shifted a little since then, and the actual dates people are born under each sign have changed as well as the amount of time under each sign.
I’m going to keep posting using the original 12 zodiac signs/dates as they are traditional and have been used for thousands of years. Please remember that astrology is not a science, so we can bend the rules a little here. :)
hey american college students planning to vote absentee in your home state while at school: if you haven’t applied for an absentee ballot do so immediately.
if you’re receiving a ballot by mail, it will take time to get to you. additionally, your home state’s absentee voting regulations may have changed – which means you might realize that you need to register to vote in the state you’re going to school in instead! the majority of states require you to register to vote by october 11th, so make sure you have time!
sincerely, an idiot who didn’t realize her state’s absentee voting regulations had changed
I always wonder just how LONG the Harry Potter confession things go. I mean I submitted stuff MONTHS ago and I still haven't seen it posted yet. Like do you reaaaalllyyyy post everything or are you just saying that? I mean I love this blog, don't get me wrong. But I have to wonder.
There’s literally 600+ confessions in the askbox, a hundred or so in a text file not yet made, and fiftysomething in the queue…
I'm looking for the original artist that designed the bat-wing boot accessories. I've been seeing pics of the batwing boots on pinterest but they're uncedited and don't link back to a shop, but I've also seen you reblog posts promoting that artist in the past so I'm hoping you can help me. I've been digging through your archive but haven't succeeded in finding them yet.