i never asked for this queue

A first-generation Cuban, I grew up feeling that my family had been Cuban for generations. Some years ago, a Cuban friend of mine, upon meeting my mother, asked me about her accent. “What accent?” I asked in surprise. Sure, I had grown up with stuffed grape leaves alongside plátanos chatinos, but our soul had never been anything but Cuban. My mother, like my father, was a Sephardi Jew from Turkey. She was so “Cuban” in my eyes that it had never occurred to me that she spoke Spanish with an accent.

Of a Sephardi family, she had come to Cuba when she was around ten and had adopted Cuba as her homeland. Likewise, my father had come to Cuba during World War I and had become totally “Cubanized.” Rarely did my parents speak of Turkey, for it didn’t hold fond memories for them. Although Turkey had been home to Sephardi Jews for centuries, it had never been a welcoming place for them. A resolution to survive compelled my father and my uncle to leave Turkey at the start of World War I. The Turks had been known to place young Jewish men in the front lines, and my father and uncle were not prepared to die. They set out on a ship for the United States, but at its long stopover in La Habana, they had so fallen in love with the friendly people, the beauty, the warmth, and the similarity of Spanish to Ladino that they had decided to make Cuba their home.

As my father passed through the immigration line, he even gained the “Cubanized” last name of “Levis.” Apparently, the immigration officer had not been able to read his papers clearly and had mistaken the name “Levy” for “Levis”; this was only the symbolic beginning of my father’s attachment to Cuba. For my mother’s family, it had also been a question of survival. Opportunities for jobs and business had not been rampant for the Jews, and so my maternal grandfather had set out for Cuba with dreams of financial success. When he had saved enough money, he sent for his family. And so, the Cuban roots for both my parents had been planted….

—  “My Cuban Story,” Ester Levis Levine, in Taking Root (2002)

anonymous asked:

Hi, I’m sorry if this is a bit longer than you’d really like. I've asked some other Bendy blogs but I'd also like to know from you as well, I kind of want to start up my own Bendy blog but I’m not too sure on how I should start (or even if I should at all given how many there are already.) Do you have any tips or tricks I should know when/if I go about starting up an ask blog like you guys?

there are never too many bendys, all of them have their own unique designs, so you should get a base idea for that before you start, then remember to tag everything you post with tags that fit. boris and bendy in it? cool you can officially tag it with every variation of boris and bendy tags you can think of so more people can see it. also after a while dont answer at random, set up a queue when you start getting enough asks, i have mine to post 3 times a day (although its empty atm) but id rather have it at 4 times a day. and dont get stressed of course, this is for fun. have fun and interact with others! 

Listen, listen. The fact Eliot Spencer’s response to Parker being upset and asking if they could kill the guy who upset her was a shrug and, “Yeah. I mean, I could.” will never, ever not be important to me.


The Legend of Korra Rewatch: The Battle of Zaofu—► {Kuvira}

I want you all to know that I would never ask any of you to do something that I’m not willing to do myself. So, rather than risk your lives, I will fight the Avatar one-on-one. Korra, if you win, then you can do whatever you want with Zaofu. But after I beat you, I want you out of my business for good. I’m the one who brought peace to the Earth Empire, not you. You’re not relevant here anymore.


i asked my 17-year-old brother, who’s never seen/read haikyuu (besides hearing me talk about tendou lmao) to give me his first impressions of each member of shiratorizawa… this was a super entertaining experience, tbh 

(obviously he doesn’t mean anything bad with any of this, my brother is an a+++ person who ultimately decided this was a pretty rad team)

edit: i should mention, he decided Reon was his favorite in terms of actual personality (bc I explained all of them afterwards), but in terms of design he liked Tendou best (he has good taste)

“Hamilton” starters

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  • “You gotta fend for yourself.”
  • “Just you wait!”
  • “You never learned to take your time!”
  • “Pardon me. Are you [name]?”
  • “I’m getting nervous.”
  • “So how’d you do it?”
  • “How’d you graduate so fast?”
  • “Can I buy you a drink?’
  • “While we’re talking, let me offer you some free advice: talk less. Smile more. Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for.”
  • “You can’t be serious.”

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I just wanted to give a massive shout-out and thanks to @hawker-rawr of @ask-drunk-chara, because if it wasn’t for her not only would I not be the Charisk trash that I am today, but I probably would have never started usin my Tumblr as much as I have or gotten the courage to draw outside of my comfort zone and start my own AU comic. So seriously, thank you Hawk. You’re an amazin person and artist and you deserve all of the love you’ve got, and so much more.

1034. Having been invited to many dinners at The Burrow over the years, Harry always noticed that Molly never really sat down to eat with the rest of the family. She was always serving others and making sure everyone had enough to eat, and usually ate while cooking or after everyone else was finished. When he asked her about this, she replied, “One of my greatest joys is seeing people enjoy my food. When those I love are happy, I am happy. Now, have some more shepherd’s pie.”

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Just Ask - Part 5

Pairing: Steve x Reader

Summary: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” You think, after being alive for this long and leading an team of superheroes, Steve Rogers would’ve perfected his communication skills, but apparently, when it comes to women, he just likes to assume, and that is never a good thing.

A/N: I’m at a coffee shop, taking full advantage of their free internet to queue these up, aahhhh I hate moving and being Internet-less. 

This one is for you @nathalieruaudel! You beautiful french macaroon you ❤️

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anonymous asked:

How long do you usually spend playing your game? :)

Tbh a very small amount of time like I don’t play for hours and hours it’s literally like… an hour? 30 mins? 2 hours on a good day. 3 hours if I have a lot of gameplay to take pics of!