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German terms that don’t have a real equivalent in English, or just sound cute and funny

Obviously German has a shit-ton of words and expressions that English doesn’t because of its affinity for compounding. So I collected my faves!

das Luftschloss lit. sky castle an unrealistic dream

die Eselsbrücke lit. donkey bridge a mnemonic device

der Erbsenzähler lit. pea counter a control freak, someone who needs to count peas

der Pantoffelheld lit. slipper hero someone who is “whipped” or can’t stand up to their significant other

der Kummerspeck lit. worry bacon the weight you put on when you overeat due to worry or stress

der Treppenwitz lit. stairs joke the clever joke you only think of after you’ve left the relevant situation and have already started down the stairs

der Dreikäsehoch lit. three cheese high someone who is very short, i.e. as tall as three cheeses stacked on top of one another

der/das Kuddelmuddel lit. mishmash? chaos or mess

der Weltschmerz lit. world pain the feeling that comes from living in a world that isn’t perfect

verschlimmbessern lit. to make worse better to make something worse while trying to make it better

das Arschgeweih lit. ass antlers tramp stamp

die Arschgeige lit. ass violin someone who can’t do anything right

die Waldeinsamkeit lit. forest isolation the feeling you get when you are alone in the woods, truly communing with nature

anonymous asked:

So watching The hunchback of notre dame and all I can think of during the Hellfire song is the Priest Gabe!au falling in love with the reader and willing to do whatever it takes for the reader to be his, god be damned.


Gabriel Reyes was a cherished member of the community, someone parents trusted and children adored. His sermons during morning mass were enough to actually wake people up and make them happy to be at church at the crack of dawn. Being a priest, he believed in being dedicated to the community and would regularly serve food to those who were less fortunate. There’d been numerous occasions where he would open the doors to his home for anyone who didn’t have somewhere to go when the weather got colder. When he wasn’t working at the church he was helping children with their homework at the aftercare program at the nearby youth center. 

He was a very good man but something felt off about him sometimes. 

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si nos amas, salva nos

Once, when his uncles asked him what gift he wanted for his nameday, he begged them for a dragon. “It wouldn’t need to be a big one. It could be little, like I am.” His uncle Gerion thought that was the funniest thing he had ever heard, but his uncle Tygett said, “The last dragon died a century ago, lad.” That had seemed so monstrously unfair that the boy had cried himself to sleep that night.

ugh I’m still not 100% happy with my name and I think that’s why I haven’t tried going by Eli(jah) outside of tumblr. I just want a very neutral name and I can never find one I like or that fits me it’s so frustrating

  • me: i believe that the majority of people are good and that we can get through trying times with education, activism, and determination
  • someone: *says some hateful bullshit*
  • me, through gritted teeth: i believe... that the majority of people are good.... and that we can get through trying times..... with education, activism, and determination

I was having a good time but reality is coming crashing back again

i made a bunch of icons of leather jacket dan from this episode.
feel free to use & edit as you please. credit is not necessary but
is certainly appreciated. 

warning: there is random hand & hair porn in the mix. tread with

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