So I'm not american, and I've been living in the USA for 3 years now. I have a pretty strong accent and I can't pronounce some sounds right no matter how hard I fucking try. I joke about if, my friends joke about it (i say "three trees" as "tree trees" etc) and it's fine. But yesterday I met an internet friend and holy fucking shit. Every sentence I said was interrupted by him YELLING the words I said wrong back at me and then throwing his head back and cackling. I felt like fucking shit.
Lord that’s awful. I hope he’s no longer an internet “friend”.
Especially annoying because English is one of the least prescriptivist languages out there. Like there are dialects of English that I have trouble understanding, but they’re entirely valid dialects. A lot of Brits think American accents sound very nasal-y (they’re right, we nasalize a ton of sounds). I know Southerners who are embarassed about their accents. Linguistic and accent diversity is a good thing.
You guys remember when I did those blind contour drawings?
We should. Totally do that again.
Basically just submit an /official/ (not fanart) Higurashi image. So anime screencap, promo art, manga panel, etc.
(If you’re not sure what a blind contour drawing is, basically you look at an image and draw it. But you ONLY stare at the image. You can’t look at your drawing. If you do look at your drawing, you have to stop drawing. It’s a good way to train your eye to spot detail! /according to my teacher/)