Rule 1: Post the rules Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, then make 11 new ones Rule 3: Tag other peeps
1. What’s your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
The Devil Wears Parada was a great movie. I love the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice so so so soooo much via the cinematography/soundtrack perspective and even the storyline. It didn’t necessarily stick closely to the book but it is a great movie (1995 pride and prejudice is amazing also)
2. Favorite Kpop/K-HipHop rapper? Groups would be like Dyamic Duo and Epik High
Girls: Jessi (and her vocals) and Yezi Boys: Benzino and Dindin (he’s such a funny person omg)
there are a lot of faves but I’ll go with Jessi and Dindin (mostly bc they’re personalities have drawn me towards them)
I appreciate the lyrical content of so many rappers though (Bang Youngguk, Verbal Jint, Yoongi)
3. Favorite Korean solo artist?
CRUSH SHIN HYOSEOB MY SON (his insta posts with his dog and calmness and voice and everything are so great. HE JUST GOT A SEPTUM PIERCING IM-)
Yeah so I love Crush
4. Do you watch Kdramas? If so, what’s your favorite?
I do. SIGNAL. SIGNAL WAS AMAZING. I also really liked Remember (but the ending ruined it all for me bc unnecessary romance pisses me off..would watch again tho). I liked Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo it was so soft and fluffy and did not hurt my feelings (even if there were scenes that bothered me). Goblin was also a great drama (once again we go back to weird endings).
yeah to conclude my favorite is Signal
(I have yet to watch Strong Woman Kim Bong Soon and lemme tell you I can tell that I will love it)
5. Are there any languages you really want to learn?
Arabic (Egyptian speaking wise and all versions writing wise), Korean, Spanish, and Urdu
My family is Egyptian and I can speak broken Egyptian Arabic (and my accent is messed up) so I’d love to just improve it
Korean I’m working on but like aghahaah
I’ve been learning Spanish for 3-4 years now and I’d love to be able to comfortably conjugate so I could articulate my thoughts with ease.
6. Any foods you really want to try?
My friends’ favorite foods. We all have our normals and I’d love to just see what my friends grew up eating. Also Korean food. AND GIVE ME MORE LEGITIMATE ETHNIC CUISINE FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
7. Favorite summertime activity?
Reading (I read year round by in the summer I’m more inclined to read because I have more free time)
8. On a scale of 1 to 10, how pumped are you for Monsta X’s comeback?
SO PUMPED THAT I BROKE THE SCALE *SCREAMS MARCH 21 MARCH 21*
Grave has been dug Heart has been prepared The wait for Beautiful (and Gravity lmao) is upon me
9. What’s your favorite girl group song?
2017 release wise it is Gugudan’s A Girl Like Me (I love that whole album and everything omg)
forever wise //self combusts is unable to answer//
10. Favorite holiday?
11. Favorite Kpop ballad?
idk if this counts but I love Taeyang’s Love you to Death Also I Remember by Youngguk ft Yoseob (and Secret Jieun’s Going Crazy ft Youngguk)
Winter Bird by Suran is one of my favorite songs WINTER BIRD *cries*
1) What are some of your favorite bands?
2) Is there any group you wish got more love?
3) What are your thoughts of Produce 101 S2?
4) Is there anywhere you’d like to see (from like a time period or a place)?
5) What are some of your hobbies?
6) What’s your favorite food(s)?
7) Is there any piece of advice that really stuck with you?
8) What’s your favorite book?
9) Have you ever been to a concert?
10) Have you ever met a celebrity?
11) What would you like to see change in the world?
Why a chapter of WtM takes so ridiculously long to write:
I decide that Katniss is going to sing an adorable German children’s song to Peeta, but I’m an enormous nerd and therefore not happy with the immediately accessible English translations (remember when I found out Füchslein means “little vixen”?) so I put the lyrics word-by-word into Google Translate and tweak the English version, debating whether or not I care if it rhymes and if I should tweak it still more to fit Panem/Everlark/etc.
[And yes, I could ask for help from a German speaker on Tumblr, but this feels like one of those things I need to wrestle through on my own, like a tricky riddle or a word problem… :P]
Case in point: “Alle meine Täubchen…”
Translation: “All my doves…” Me: (whose knowledge of German is limited to growing up Lutheran and singing some art songs and sacred choral pieces in college) Doesn’t “chen” as a suffix usually mean “little”? *seeks second opinion* Google Translate:Täubchen = pigeon Me: Um, no. *types “translate Täubchen” into the search bar* Google Search Result: “And Hansel answered: “I’m saying goodbye to my little dove on the roof." Me: