The idea is for anyone who wants to participate to voice record or video themselves going through the following list and answering the questions.
What is your name and/or username? Where are you from?
pronounce the following words: - Theatre - Iron - Salmon - Caramel - Fire - Water - New Orleans - Furniture - Both - Again - Probably - Alabama - Lawyer - Coupon - Mayonnaise - Caught - Naturally - Envelope - Twitter - New York - Crayon - Tumblr
How would you address a group of two or more people? What would you call a sale of unwanted items on your porch, in your yard, etc.? What do you call a sweetened carbonated beverage? What do you call your grandparents? What do you call gym shoes? Choose book and read a paragraph from it. Do you speak a second language?. End the video by saying any 3 words you want.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot in the last hour and a half.
Taylor got SO MUCH shit in 2012-early 2014 that I feel like we were in constant internet fights defending her against assholes who went after her just because it was the “cool” thing to do. Then, in the 1989 era, Taylor became so universally loved, both musically and personally, and it was SO beautiful to watch.
But then, as it seems to happen, so many started to shit on her. The media turned on her- again. People she trusted- people she let back in even after they had badly hurt her in the past- turned on her (in some cases, for a second time.) People she took on tour with her and welcomed on HER stage took sides with people who backstabbed her. I feel like in 2016 and even 2017, we watched slam after slam after slam against her, and it broke my heart.
If that hurt us, can you even fathom how that made HER feel? And yet here she is, rising like a damn phoenix and for that I am so damn proud of her.
Pouring your heart and soul into someone and then they decide they don’t want you anymore is the worst possible feeling in the world. And when they seem to just move on to someone else like they never even cared about you it hurts more than anything. I am tired of being hurt. I am tired of being used. This is why I have trust issues. When I love I love with all my heart. I don’t have anymore feeling to give anymore. I’m just exhausted and empty. I’m sorry.
I wish that no one cared and moved on easily with their lives if I died but I know my death would affect people so I can’t be so selfish and take my own life so I wish that something would make me die already …
My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!
(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)