iconic film moments

The Signs As Boyfriends

Aries: “Hahahaa I don’t get jealous I’m cool” *another person brushes off you* *immediately grabs your hand or kisses you on the head or some shit*.

Taurus: The type of boyfriend who’s kinda silent but treats you really well and is actually really protective.

Gemini: Really loud and hyper around you, literally EVERYONE knows you’re in a relationship because he won’t shut uppp.

Cancer: Really shy around your family, really polite at the start of the relationship and always scared of scaring you off but low key they really want da booty.

Leo: Puts you on a really high pedestal to other people but always makes fun of you in a playful way when you’re around. Is either like “come here I love you so much my beautiful cinnamon roll” or “Ew nerd gtf away from me”.

Virgo: Really reserved in public but probably one of the most intellectual partners. Helps you through your problems strategically and always makes sure to do the little things that make you happy.

Libra: SO IDEALISTIC. I’m talking the cheesiest dates you can think of in the most ironic way possible. Sends morning texts but has a way of not making it cringy

Scorpio: The strong silent type in public but when it’s just the two of you, can be really fucking nerdy and is alwayyyysss up for hearing about what’s on your mind and any problems you have. When it’s the other way around tho they become a smart ass to change the subject.

Sagittarius: The type to keep a bucketlist and has a folders of all the pictures you take together named “Relationship goals”. Constantly thinking about travelling with you and loves telling you about things he’s passionate about.

Capricorn: Kinda quiet in public if they’re around people they don’t know/like, but really fuckin weird when it’s just you’s two. Doesn’t open up easily but when they do, the feelings and thoughts they have break your heart. Will fight anyone you don’t like in a psychological way, and always down to do the nasty

Aquarius: The type to plan a picnic under the stars as a spontaneous date and you two end up questioning existence together, then when you guys get home you’ll dance to Beyonce and Nicki like there’s no in between. Will sass the fuck out of anyone you don’t like and can get super hyper.

Pisces: The type to recreate iconic romantic film moments for the sake of romance, will sit up all night talking to you if it makes you feel better, low key will SASS you out of love and affection, can either be the most emotionally intelligent partner ever or can have the emotional range of a teaspoon, depends on their mood.

CHECK YOUR VENUS/MOON SIGNS TOO

Inspired by aspoonfuloflanguage’s Chinese post. Please check it out, her design skills are way more impressive than mine. ORL Also, take a look at livingwithlanguages‘s Polish post of the same nature, it’s also very pretty!

My first contribution to the langblr community! I’ve noticed that there are not very many Persian langblr posts out there, so I decided to start off with something basic–colours. Colour is also fundamental to Iranian/Persian space as a whole, so perhaps it is a fitting beginning in that respect as well. For each colour, I decided to use an image that is somehow symbolic or special to Persian/Iranian culture. The title banner, for example, is an image from the Shahnameh, the Book of Kings, often treasured as the source of the modern Persian language.

Below, I have included a brief explanation of the symbols. All of the pictures were taken from Google Images, so if something belongs to you, please contact me and I will remove it ASAP.

Colours (Rang ha) رنگ ها

  • قرمز/سرخ (Quermez/sorkh): Red, the colour of pomegranates, one of the main symbols of Shab-e Yalda, the Iranian Winter Solstice holiday.
  • نارنجی (Narenji): Orange, the colour of goldfish, an important symbol of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, celebrated on the spring equinox.
  • زرد (Zard): Yellow, the colour of many Persian sweets (shirini), including this one, nokhodchi, traditional roasted chickpea cookies.
  • سبز (Sabz): Green, the colour of the sabzeh, an important symbol of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, celebrated on the spring equinox. Symbolizes rebirth.
  • آبی (Ahbi): Blue, the colour of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a Safavid architectural and mathematical masterpiece, considered one of the most beautiful constructions in the world to date.
  • بنفش (Benefsh): Purple, the colour of the hyacinth flower, an important symbol of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, celebrated on the spring equinox.  
  • سیاه (Siyah): Black, often the colour of the chador, an outer garment specific to the Iranian region. An important feminist symbol during the Islamic Revolution, the chador was donned by many women in protest against the Shah’s oppressive policies. This image is a screencap of Maryam Mohamadamini in Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s iconic film, A Moment of Innocence (Farsi title: نون و گلدون‎‎).
  • سفید (Sefid): White, the colour of Azadi Square, the site of many popular uprisings including the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the 2009 Green Movement.

kind of want people to create new stories, characters, and memorable iconic film moments and not try to rehash, re-imagine, or tweak old films. do something new and original

Do you see this? Are you seeing this? Are you seeing this with your own two eyeballs that you have in your own face? When I first saw this, I had a *violent* physical reaction. Like most romantic comedy buffs and/or living human adults born after 1989, I recognize this as a recreation of one of the most iconic romantic moments in film history. It’s from “Say Anything.”

Like I said, it’s an iconic scene. If you don’t recognize the original, you might remember the tribute that Easy A gave it.

I’m not going to give a plot summary or anything, but the bottom line is that this “boy waiting for the girl outside with a boom box held over his head” is a gesture that means: “Come with me and let’s blow this Popsicle stand and go be in love somewhere else.” And Sherlock is making that gesture with Joan. Hm. That’s real strange coming from a “brotp”.

External image

Amy Adams dancing in red shoes. Vogue US, December 2014. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz. 

Adams recreates Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes, with her Big Eyes director, Tim Burton, as the cobbler whose shoes ensorcell a young girl. The shots are a perfect macabre fairy tale, merging Leibovitz’s talent for re-imagining iconic moments in film with Amy’s grace and Burton’s spooky impishness.