king's speech

anonymous asked:

You are like the only one who keeps the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid fandom alive, please don't leave us :'(

Oh BOI IT’S AKUMA NO RIDDLE ALL OVER AGAIN!

Also that’s not true there’s are quite a bit of Kobayashi blogs out there still. 

mini-hiatus.

howdy, folks! as i’ve mentioned before, i’ll be giving a talk at this year’s SEVENTH LANGUAGE CREATION CONFERENCE, for which i will have to travel alll the way from italy to canada. as a result my activity will be low, and i will be on mobile most of the time. i’ll make sure to post a link to the stream though, if anyone’s interested! my talk will be about king’s high speech and the work i’ve done constructing it.

cheers, my lovelies!

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Aja Naomi King’s Inspiring Speech on Overcoming Self-Doubt at the 2017 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards   

My inner critic is strong but I know that I am stronger. I can’t get rid of him; he’ll always be there, a voice in my head telling me to not even dare to dream for something more, that they’ll never give you that, don’t bother fighting for this. But that is exactly what makes me so fierce. Because even with his voice, his monstrous size filling up the space underneath my skin, I still choose to try, and I still choose to believe. All the evidence of my life thus far is telling me that this is no accident, that I do deserve to be here. When I was struggling to write this speech, my little sister said to me quite simply, “You have everything you need.” And she’s right. I have everything I need because I have her, and I have my other little sister, and I have my mother, and I have my father. And I have all of you, and we all have each other. And as long as we continue to be a shield for one another, support each other, lift each other up, and love each other fiercely, we all have everything we need.

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You know, if I’m a King, where’s my power? Can I… can I form a government? Can I… can I levy a tax, declare a… a war? No! And yet, I am the seat of all authority. Why? Because… the nation believes that when I speak, I speak for them – but I can’t speak.

The King’s Speech (2010) dir. Tom Hooper.

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“In other words: Norway is you. Norway is us (…) My greatest hope for Norway is that we will be able to take care of one another. That we will continue to build this country – on a foundation of trust, solidarity and generosity of spirit. That we will feel that we are, despite all out differences, one people. That Norway is one.” – 79-year-old King Harald V of Norway celebrating the diversity of his people and stressing the importance of support for refugees, religious tolerance and LGBT rights in a speech on 1 September 2016

The King and his Advisor

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Oh my dear. My dear, dear man. I refused your first two marriage proposals, not because I didn’t love you, but because I couldn’t bear the idea of a royal life. Couldn’t bear the idea of a life of tours, public duty, of… Well, a life that no longer was really to be my own. But then I thought, he stammers so beautifully, they’ll leave us alone.