is this what they do in switzerland

Jojo Fights

PART I
Jonathan: Sunny Delight Overdrive!
*one meaty Hamon-infused punch into an exploding zombie face*

PART II
Joseph: No, but you see, when you tore off that square of toilet paper, you were not actually destroying my channel of Hamon, but simply bringing the ply that I infused with the Ripple even closer to your face! Now you will say, “But I already wiped my nose with it!”
Pillar Man: But I already wiped my nose with it! *explodes into a pile of molten Aztec god* (Pillar Man, to self: Little does Joestar know that my duodenum has survived his Hamon blow, and shall slip into a Switzerland-bound envelope along with the Red Stone of Aja!)

PART III
Jotaro: Yare yare daze…you though your stand, a werewolf that can turn its claws into knives, could defeat my Star Platinum. But you didn’t prepare for this, the Star Kneecap! *Star Platinum’s kneecap flips over and flies into the air, turning into a moon that burns the werewolf with silver light* ORA ORA ORA!!!

PART IV
Josuke: you thought your broken stand, Blood Sugar Sex Magic, could level this block. But you didn’t count on what I can do with broken things.
*Crazy Diamond reforms a flattened stop sign Josuke is standing on, flinging him directly at the enemy’s face with a hail of punches*
Josuke: DORADORADORA!
Enemy stand user with a normal but mildly uncommon Japanese name: Alright, I’m your friend now.

PART V
*Mista takes a hail of razor tipped leaves to the chest and collapses to the ground.*
Mista: alright, you may have me on all f- threes and another hand, but as soon as I reload, you’re fucked!
*Giorno steps from the shadows*
Giorno: ah, yes, I was also here but decided not to do anything until my friend was eviscerated. *heals Mista* Ah yes, now, Mr. Pischetti N. Meatbalzo, here is another thing my stand can do sometimes.
*Gold Experience punches Pischetti, sending him reeling with sensory overload as he perceives time too fast for his body to handle*
Gold Experience can also do this thing.
*turns one of Mista’s spent shell casings into a scorpion that runs up Pischetti’s trousers. Pischetti then crushes it in a panic, collapsing his own ribcage and killing him instantly.*

PART VI
Vera Wang: ah, you see, you’ve fallen for my trap. You opened a bottle I left on the floor filled with water that reflected the light of my Stand, All Eyez on Me, and now your stomach is going to fill with Sasquatch hair until you turn into a cryptid.
Jolyne: Yare Yare dawa…how pointless. See, I increased the tensile strength of my stomach’s string and had Anasui shape it into a Klein bottle. Now I can never be filled with any kind of cryptid hair.
*Diver Down retracts from Jolyne’s body*
Anasui: can I smell your hair now?
Jolyne: no, Anasui

PART VII
Johnny: Yeah, come out and play, you shit head gunslinger! (To self: calm down Johnny…don’t blow all your fingernails in a panic)
Money Cash: Alright there partner, looks like I found you!
*Johnny fires off three of his fingernails in a panic, missing Money Cash completely*
Money Cash: Now, don’t go getting any crazy ideas. My stand, Sorry Ms. Jackson, prevents any kind of injury unless you beat me in a game of Battleship. Also my cousin has the same stand for some reason.
*Johnny panics again, firing off another 4 fingernails.*
Johnny: Gyro, halp. Gyro, pls.

PART VIII
Sato Aparachin: ah, my stand, Rock Around the Clock, cannot be bested. See, I am a rock human. And despite our many glaring weaknesses and no real advantages, I believe myself invincible!
Josuke: ah, see, but my Stand, Soft & Wet, has plundered your ability to win. I have taken its bubble into myself, so now I can double win!
Sato Aparachin: alright, that hardly seems fair.
Josuke: It isn’t. Can you help me find muh memories?
Sato Aparachin: No, I hate you. Stay away from muh fruit
Josuke: Muh memories!
Sato Aparachin: muh fruit

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hetabook series: #4 
     france, prussia, and spain are a force to be reckoned with on facebook

  • Switzerland: I need your help.
  • Prussia: ... me??
  • Switzerland: yes. And believe me, it's more painful for me to ask for your h-help, than it is for you to listen to me.
  • Prussia: um okay... what is it?
  • Switzerland: how do I take care of a younger sibling? I recently gained one... she's very nice.
  • Prussia: oh, then you've come to the right person-
  • Spain: hold up, hold up, why him??
  • England: for once I agree with Spain, why not us??
  • France: big brother France has far better answers! ...no offence Prussia.
  • Switzerland: don't worry. I'll go up to you guys for advice if I ever want to worsen our sibling relationship and start a revolution.
  • France, England, Spain: ... ouch.
Toby Ziegler on gun control

Congressman Shallick: But this White House uses the first amendment to protect flag burning, to protect pornography, to ban school prayer. Why, when the second amendment clearly says that the federal government will not infringe upon a citizen’s…
Toby Ziegler: Because it doesn’t.
Shallick: …right to keep and bear arms…
Toby: It doesn’t say that.
Shallick: Toby!
Toby: In fact, it doesn’t say that at all. The only way it says that at all is if you remove some words from it.
Shallick: Oh, look. Will you…
Toby: It says “a well-regulated militia, being necessary for the security of the free state…the government shall not infringe.” The words regulated and militia are in the first sentence. I don’t think the Framers were thinking of three guys in a Dodge Durango.
Shallick: Well, you don’t really know what the Framers were thinking, do you?
Toby: No. But I do know that if you combine the populations of Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, and Australia, you’ve got a population roughly the size of the United States. We had 32,000 gun deaths last year and they had 112. Do you think it’s because Americans are more homicidal by nature? Or do you think it’s because those guys have gun control laws?

The West Wing | 2x13 | Bartlet’s Third State of the Union

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ʚ 21th mar 2017 ɞ

it’s bujo time!! so here is my so late last week’s bujo spread♡ ft. minyoongi & spring day by bts! i’m thinking of making switzerland trip’s spread tho, what do you guys think? anyway, have a nice day/night!!

BTS As Shit My Friend and I Have Said

Jin: Do I look like a fucking food court to you?

Yoongi: He mouth-raped me with a pocky stick

Namjoon: I’m bilingual. NI HAO

J-Hope: You’re gonna make me deepthroat a Sour Patch Kid

Jimin: You stilettoed me in the thROAT

V: “What do they speak in Switzerland?”

“Swedish”

Jungkook: That’s not being called scandalous that’s just being a hoe

What German is like

 Hey everyone! 

I know that there are a lot of stereotypes about all kinds of languages, and I thought I’d start with my own and explain a little about it. Even if you’re not aspiring to learn it, I hope this post might interest you. 

1. “German people always sound angry.” 

I don’t think this is true. German can sound angry, yes, because we have a hard pronunciation (I can’t think of a better description right now) and use a lot of nouns, which make everything sound more formal and less emotional (also known as “Beamtendeutsch” = official german). But I think the reason why people from other countries associate anger with the german language is because in the media, you probably only see german politicians in the parliament holding speeches - and, of course, 80% of them are yelling at other politicians and speaking in formal terms. 

Here are some music videos in which you’ll hear a different German: 

Sarah Connor’s “Wie schön du bist” (How beautiful you are) from her album “Muttersprache” (Mother Language);

Andreas Bourani’s “Auf anderen Wegen” (On different ways) (please also check out the english translation of the lyrics!)

Mark Forster’s “Au Revoir”

Adel Tawil’s “Lieder” (Songs) 

Of course there are tons of other German artists, feel free to browse Youtube or iTunes and I’m sure you’ll find something you like.

2. “German isn’t useful at all. “

Every language is useful! Secondly, German is among the 12 most spoken languages of the world, and it’s an official language in six countries. Almost 100 million people speak German as a first or second language. (x) It’s also a minority language in several other countries. 

Most importantly though: There are a lot of languages that are easier to learn once you speak German - Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch… I learnt Latin in school and everyone told me it was useless because literally no one speaks it. With the help of Latin, I’m now able to understand almost all Roman languages, like Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French. Learning a language always has more positive side effects than we think. Plus, German is a challenge! It’s different from English, it’s different from Roman Languages, but all in all it’s very consistent. 

3. “German is way too difficult to learn - even German people can’t speak German properly. “

Yes, it’s difficult to learn. What isn’t? We have tons of fun grammar and tenses and weird exceptions, but that’s what makes it cool. It will also improve your knowledge of grammar terms in general so you can apply it to almost any language in the world. (Worked for me that way with Latin, which has some big similarities to German.) Plus, the basic grammar you need to master daily situations isn’t all that bad. 

Well, there certainly are German people who aren’t as capable of German grammar as they should be - but I guess there are also British people who confuse affect and effect and forget to use the subjunctive. I can assure you that people whose first language is German are not bad at German. Not everyone knows the grammar rules, but we use them correctly subconsciously.

4. “I can’t pronounce most of the words.”

The wonderful ä, ö, ü, ch.. Yeah, I can see how the pronunciation can be a problem. However, rest assured that 

a) 80% of the German native speakers have equally as much trouble with the “th” in English and 

b) no one will judge you if you speak with an accent. We’re going to congratulate you on trying your very best to learn our language, and we certainly won’t mock you if you pronounce things wrong. 

Learning a second language (mostly English) is obligatory in Germany, so really everyone here can relate to having problems with foreign languages, no matter if the problem is grammar, orthography or pronunciation. I learnt three foreign languages in school. Half of my year is probably still trying to figure out how the famous english “if-sentences” work, which verbs are used with the spanish subjuntivo and what the hell a latin ablativus absolutus is. So yeah, don’t worry. We’ve all been there. 

5. “Even Germans sound so different, it’s like they don’t speak the same language!

True. We have so many dialects in Germany that I can’t even count them, and of course Austria and Switzerland probably have even more than we do. It’s said that people from Hannover speak the “best” German, but to be honest, I don’t know if that’s true. Maybe. I’ve never been to Hannover. 

The most famous dialect is probably Bavarian. Berlin and Cologne have their own dialects, as well as Sachsen, Hessen and basically every other city or region. If you wanna catch a glimpse of it, watch Peter Frankenfeld’s scene “Die Wetterkarte” (Weather Report). It’s really old and the content doesn’t apply to nowadays, but the dialects he does are really accurate and super funny - even I don’t understand everything he says tbh. Keep in mind though that most people don’t use dialects especially when they are in contact with people from all over the country and it’s necessary that they’re understood, like lawyers, doctors, teachers, professors et cetera. I don’t even really speak “my” dialect because we never used it at home. And don’t worry, most people will try to speak their best non-dialect German when they notice you’re not a native speaker! 


This turned out much longer than I thought, but I hope this was helpful in some sort of way. :) 

Any more questions? Ask me! x

Woops, someone skipped the ‘Camouflage’ chapter in the stick insect handbook! A colourful new species, Calvisia kneubuehleri, was discovered in South Vietnam by researchers Joachim Bresseel and Jérôme Constant from our Institute. While the nymphs of C. kneubuehleri do a great job at hiding, conforming to the “master of camouflage” reputation of the stick insects, the adult ones show flashy red, yellow and blue colours. It is not yet clear in what way this Picasso-like look is helping them to survive. Maybe the bright colours are warning predators that the insect is toxic, but this requires further investigation.

The species is named after Dr. Bruno Kneubühler (Lucerne, Switzerland), who designed an innovative method for breeding the species. Amongst other things, he managed to extend the incubation period by keeping the eggs at lower temperature for several months. This allowed the eggs to hatch in spring, when food plants were available again. As a citizen scientist, Bruno helped breeding the walking sticks in captivity, allowing a larger set of specimens to work on. He also documented the nymphs, so Joachim and Jérôme were able to describe those as well.

Oh, and by the way, our two taxonomists described the second largest insect in the world (a stick of course) in 2014.

stuff I appreciate on “Yuri on Ice”
  • Yuri is a character that struggles with his weight, and he is a professional athlete. This isn’t a one time comment or information from an interview, it is an actual character trait and something as simple as showing what Yuri eats maintains this consistently.
  • Yuri had a bit of a crush on Yuko when they were children, but the fact they never got together doesn’t mean they are no longer friends; they care for each other, for each other’s families, root for each other and are always happy when the other is happy
  • on top of that Yuko is married to Takeshi, and Takeshi is a good friend of Yuri’s as well. The Nishigori marriage are easily Yuri’s closest friends in Japan and their daughters are fans of him too.
  • Yuri doesn’t get on Yurio’s level whenever Yurio is mean to him, the only time Yuri competes against Yurio is on the rink when they are skating cause they are both professional skaters. Yuri, an adult, does not fight a teenager but doesn’t let him win either.
  • Yuri’s friends support Yurio as well. Even if Yurio is still pissed at Viktor, Yurio does communicate with Yuko and her family and doesn’t treat them badly for being Yuri’s friends.
  • this may seem like a small thing but, the main pairing in this show is made out of two adults. Yes it may not seem like much but if this was any type of Yaoi, a literal child would wind up portrayed as the one having a romance with his coach.
  • Yuri’s problems are stated as being psychological. Mental and emotional issues affect your life and it is ok to portray that.
  • Yuri’s previous coach still talks to him and is proud of him, same as his ballet teacher. Just because you changed careers or are trying something new, that doesn’t mean that all the people you knew before are gone from your life.
  • Yurio is not used to loosing, but upon loosing to someone else that he looked down on he changed strategies and stepped up his game.
  • Yuri is not afraid to be selfish anymore. People praise selflessness, but that shouldn’t come in the way of not moving forward. Yes you can want someone else’s affection, you deserve to win at what you are working on, you deserve to feel important and to not let others tell you otherwise.
  • you can be an adult and still decide to do something new with your life
  • Yuri’s parents don’t know anything about his career besides “he got a good rank we guess”. I actually relate to this a lot cause no one in my family has the same career as me, not even distant cousins, so there’s only so much of what I do that they can actually understand.
  • that said, just because they don’t get it, this doesn’t mean they don’t support it. Sometimes all your parents know to do with what you like is tell you “sure go ahead” and that’s a form of encouragement. They found a dance teacher for Yuri and let him ice skate (which is probably not cheap) and they always watch his competitions.
  • this is an international competition. And we have people from at least 3 continents representing that. A character from Thailand? can’t remember seeing that elsewhere, a dude from Switzerland? Azerbaijan too? the Chinese boy is not a kung fu stereotype? and the American one is Latino?!?!? yes please
  • Yuri is one of those people who downplay themselves so much, that they can’t imagine other people thinking that they are amazing. But yes, you are amazing, someone thinks so, and it is ok to not fully believe that yourself at first, but don’t discourage others from looking up to you as they have their reasons for doing so.
Title: Dark Chocolate

Title: Dark Chocolate
Type: Slight angst, SecretAdmirer!Jaehyun
Characters: Reader X Jaehyun (ft. Johnny)
Word Count: 2,022

A/N: I don’t even know why I wrote this but please enjoy loves!

Summary: It’s definitely not your fault that you’re allergic to chocolates. But the problem is, he doesn’t know about it at all.


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introduction!

hello everyone! i’m caroline (although you can call me cal or callie). i’m new to the studyblr community as of today and thought i would introduce myself to you all! here are a few tidbits about me:

  • i’m a hufflepuff! fittingly, my favorite color is yellow
  • i am 15 years old (sophomore/10th grader)
  • i live in the u.s.
  • my inspirations in life are rory gilmore and my best friend: @roalddahlia
  • since i was a toddler, it has been my dream to attend yale university

why did i make a studyblr?

  • motivation! i’ve been stalking the studyblr tag for such a long time because of the beautiful notes, handwriting, stationery, etc., that i thought it was finally time for me to join in on the fun!
  • since i’m going into my sophomore year of high school, i thought that i really needed to get my act together. my freshman year went poorly due to mental health issues but i’m hoping to pick myself back up and come back stronger with the help of the studyblr community.
  • since the studyblr community seems so kind and loving, i was hoping to make some new friends as well (:

what classes am i taking?

well, i’m currently on summer break, but these are the classes i have scheduled for my sophomore year:

  • accelerated english 10
  • accelerated algebra 2
  • accelerated chemistry
  • band
  • (accelerated) french IV
  • AP european history
  • AP environmental science

extracurriculars?

  • i play alto saxophone in concert band 
  • pep band
  • pit orchestra for my school’s musicals
  • piano lessons
  • french club
  • various volunteering opportunities
  • babysitting (a lot!)

what are my interests?

  • i love the french language! i’m going into my 4th year of french. i actually visited france and switzerland over spring break and it was a really eye-opening experience. i hope to move there when i grow up
  • i adore reading and writing.
  • i love listening to music, as well as playing it; i play the piano, saxophone, violin (eh), ukulele, and a bit of guitar!
  • some tv shows i like are twin peaks, doctor who, it’s always sunny in philadelphia, and gilmore girls.

what do i plan on posting?

  • study motivation! 
  • pictures of my notes/studying in general
  • helpful advice about organization, note-taking and studying!

who are some studyblrs that have inspired me?

@lentilstudies @sprouht-studies @elkstudies @studyign @charlenestudies@areistotle @rhubarbstudies @eintsein @emmastudies @studyquill @ehrasers@focusign @moonshinestudies @scholarly @aescademic

otherwise:

feel free to tag me in anything in the future! i’ll follow any studyblr who likes/reblogs this (:

Shall We Sing
6k, Yuuri/Viktor, Sochi GPF AU with Phichit and karaoke I guess??
for @somethingaboutnoodles

For some unfathomable reason, the room is definitely upside down.

Okay, maybe not definitely.  If the room is upside down, then everything is all topsy-turvy isn’t it, and that meant that one can’t be totally sure of anything.  Maybe they built the room this way (though Yuuri can’t remember noticing this earlier, which, wouldn’t he have? His memory has sprung a leak on that front, and most other fronts).  Maybe this is right way up, and the rest of the universe was upside down.  Maybe it’s Maybelline.

He giggles.  His abs hurt.

Ow.  Why do they hurt?  His legs too, but his legs always hurt, and goddamn do his feet always hurt, because he’s an idiot who decided to destroy them for a living.  He remembers Minako’s mangled feet and giggles again.

Ouch.

Right, he’s investigating.  He lifts his head up- and lifts his head up- and lifts his head up further, wow that’s a long way to lift it, and-

Oh.  The room isn’t upside down.  He is.

Who knew that pole dancing was such a good workout?

He laughs and lets himself flop back down to look at the upside down room again.  There’s blood and champagne rushing to his head and it feels great, he should live like this, always hanging by his thighs while everything is spinning around him.

“Yuuri!” someone says near his head.  “I think you can come down now, you already beat me.”

“I did?” Yuuri asks, positively delighted.  He doesn’t think he’s beaten anyone today- oh, but who needs to think about skating when there’s pole dancing.  He squints at the blurry figure.  “Chris!” he yells once the two faces converge into one.  “Chris I beat you!”  He laughs again.  It’s fucking hilarious.

Chris’ face is still blurry and upside down and spinning.  “Do you need help getting down?” he asks, hands already reaching for what is definitely not a let-me-help-you area, no thank you sir.  Yuuri swats at his hand and misses.

“Heyyy,” he says.  “I know I’m hot stuff but you’d better watch those gropey mcgropers, mister… mister touchy.”

“Mister touchy?”

Yuuri grabs for the pole behind his head.  He totally remembers how to get down from here.  “Shut up, I can speak Switzerland perfectly fine.”  He pauses.  “English.  I speak English, and Japanese.  You’re Switzerland.”

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Auston Matthews #17

Requested by  siriuslynore:  Hi! I was wondering if you could do Auston Matthews imagine about being in a relationship with him and it’s based on the song Miles Away by Memphis May Fire? Thank you !:)

*Hiiii!! Thank you so much and I hope you like this one. My sister was once obsessed with Kellin and OMG is Copeland a cutie or not? Anyway, I hope you enjoy this one! :)*

Word count: 787

Originally posted by willynylanders

Sitting on his now-too small childhood bed, you watched Auston zip the last of his bags. Moving your eyes, you counted the hockey gear luggage and other packed suitcases scattered on the floor – all ready for his big move to Toronto. He won’t be leaving until the end of the week but you can already feel the sadness slowly starting to envelop you.

As he dropped the duffel bag, he sat beside you on the bed and sighed, “that’s it.”

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An Evening at the Germanic Household
  • Prussia: I DON'T WANNA DIE!
  • Germania: What are yo-
  • Prussia: I SOMETIMES WISH I'D NEVER BEEN BORN AT ALLLLLLL!!
  • Germania: Stop this at once.
  • Germany: *busts through the door* I SEE A LITTLE SILLOUETTO OF A MAN!
  • Switzerland: SCARAMOUCHE, SCARAMOUCHE, WILL YOU DO THE FANDANGO-
  • Germania: Oh come on. Austria, tell me you're not-
  • Austria: *aggressively playing piano* THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTING, VERY, VERY FRIGHTENING ME!
  • Germania: You know what I'm done. I accept my death.
The Great Hamilton Baking Show

Because @philly-osopher and I both discovered the Great British Baking Show this week, we spent perhaps a troubling amount of time discussing this. I have nothing to say for myself.


Hamilton: Flying by the seat of his pants. Cooks with wild flavor combinations, takes occasionally ill-advised creative risks, bakes things that are as likely to explode and kill someone as they are to succeed. No formal training but a lot of talent, makes Laurens teach him advanced baking theory on breaks and takes frantic notes. Refuses to do Caribbean-inspired bakes until one time he sets his original bake on fire and has to pull something out of his ass.

Laurens: Learned to bake in Switzerland, knows how to make technically perfect European things and forgets other people don’t know how to do that too. Super precise with a good eye for design. A total perfectionist, gets really upset and down on himself when things don’t turn out according to the vision he had in his head.

Eliza: Comes from behind. Seems like a pretty generic baker and then technical challenges happen and she turns out to have a crazy good intuitive grasp of how to do things. She somehow knows exactly what to do with the vague recipes they’re given and when Ham asks her how the fuck she’s doing that she just shrugs like I don’t know what to tell you, sorry you’re not keeping up.

Peggy: Goes home after the first week.

Maria: In the back, dumping cayenne peppers and vodka into her dough. Much to the chagrin of Mary Berry, who has to taste it.

Lafayette: Basically just wants to make friends. Is actually a really good baker but doesn’t really care that much about the competition, likes walking around the room and giving effusive praise to everyone else. Bursts into orgasmic tears when Ham decorates his eclairs red white and blue.

Burr: Pleasantly mediocre. Goes home sometime in the middle of the season when the judges finally realize he’s not gonna get more exciting. Has one technique he keeps trying over and over and it never works. Hates Ham because Ham won the first challenge of the season by presenting a hot mess that was creative while Burr turned in something competent. Thinks he would have won the whole thing if he’d just gotten ahead of Ham that first week

Washington: Gets super frustrated during the technical challenges because the recipes are so vague. Like, what am I supposed to do with this? How long is it meant to stay in the oven? WHAT IS THIS POWDERED SUGAR FOR??

Angelica: Bakes with extremely bold flavors and is There To Win. Stares at the camera when Burr presents the same goddamn thing every week and fails to sound modest when the production crew make her sit in a field with some cows to be interviewed.