like-spain

It’s like ten thousand poems when all you care for is strife
It’s fucking the man of your dreams… and then fucking his beautiful wife

Huh

And isn’t it Byronic, don’t you think?
A little too Byronic? Yeah, I really do think.

IT”S LIKE FLEEING TO SPAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
BEING A SHITTY DAD TO ADA LOVELACE
LIKE THE OTTOMAN FORT THAT YOU JUST COULDN”T TAKE
AND YOU WOULDA THOUGHT YOU’D BE BIGGER

Hey as a reminder to the ML fandom, season 2 premiers tomorrow, the 21st of October, in Spain. Like many others I’m going to be waiting until the French release (Oct. 26) to watch the episodes, so please for love of god tag your spoilers. This fandom is notorious for not tagging them (especially when new, exciting information is released) so I’m asking, please, use the tags #ml spoilers, #mlspoilers or #ml season 2 so that anyone who wishes to avoid spoilers can do so properly.

Be nice, fandom. Tag your shit. Don’t be lazy.

Catalan is a Romance language with more than 4 million native speakers, most of whom speak Spanish too. More than double that number understand Catalan, or speak it as a second language. It’s used in street signs, restaurant menus and, crucially, in public schools across Catalonia.

The language was prohibited during the nearly 40-year dictatorship of Francisco Franco, who died in 1975. That changed when Spain transitioned to democracy in the late 1970s and Catalonia was given control of its own education system.

“The first thing they did was immersion. This means you teach everything in Catalan, including math and biology,” says Enric Ucelay-Da Cal, a Barcelona-based historian and expert on the Catalan independence movement. “It’s all done in Catalan. That is still the case now.”

It was a reaction to Franco’s repression. But it made Catalan identity, which is also cultural and historical, more about language — in contrast to other ethnic groups in Spain, like the Basques, Ucelay says.

For Catalonia’s Separatists, Language Is The Key To Identity

Photo: Lauren Frayer for NPR

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Dark skin model of the week

Model Adonis Bosso 

Born in Ivory Coast in July 10th, 1990 

  • Started modeling at the age of 17 when his friends brought him to model in a charity modeling event then discovered in an open call done by a modeling company 
  • He studies Special counselling and plans to work with kids with special needs when he is finished with modeling 
  • On his spare time he volunteers to work with disabled children 
  • Has worked for companies like H&M, Cole Haans, and Armani Exchange among others
  • Has appeared in magazines like GQ both in Spain and Brazil 
  • Currently lives in Montreal 

You know what? I “love” (yes, it’s sarcasm) the fact that when there is a terrorist attack in Great Britain, Germany, France and etc my whole dash is filled with articles news and whatever you do because you think it will help the victims that survived etc. (This part is honest. It’s good thing you all do that.) Whole Tumblr is just buzzing.

BUT!!! When something like that happens in Spain, Barcelona where 14th people died and more than 130 people where harmed (anyone heard about it?) but also Finland, Turku - 2 people are dead, 8-ish are wounded, there is also possible terrorist attack in Russia, Surgut, this one is speculation right now as no one wants to comment this, few people where harmed, two badly…
So when this happens in countries like those my dash is empty. Like nothing, I even went to appropriate tags, there are articles etc. about those but not as much as I expected. I won’t even talk about attacks that happen in other less “well known” countries

So yeah I “love” double standards.

anonymous asked:

do you have a post on the subjuntivo?

Subjunctive present is just wishes, desires, politeness, or unlikely things that are happening in the present or very near future.

Many times, this includes a polite request… which is instead of a command like hazlo “do it”, you would say quiero que lo hagas “I want you to do it”.

Subjunctive is often used for uncertainty and doubt or contrary to fact statements, and in the cases of polite requests you would use subjunctive when a simple command is too forceful or maybe impolite.

Imperfect subjunctive is subjunctive that takes place in the past or in the future. It used to be divided into imperfect [not yet completed; aka past] subjunctive, and future subjunctive… but because language, they merged into the same tense, more or less.

Future subjunctive’s conjugations are now considered obsolete though they show up periodically in literature, or in contracts for “in the event of”.

Spain likes to use the imperfect subjunctive forms that end in -ase or -iese… Latin America prefers -ara and -iera.

The alternate forms go into the differences between imperfect and future subjunctive, but if you just want basic info, don’t worry about it just know that Spain likes one form and Latin America likes the other.

Imperfect subjunctive deals with subjunctive in the past; quiero que lo hagas becomes quería que lo hicieras “I wanted you to do it”. The same general rules apply, just that it’s happening in the past.

When it’s dealing with future, it’s more about uncertainty, contrary to fact statements, or hypothetical situations. That would be like si fuera presidente/presidenta “if I were president” and when you see it used like this, it usually requires the conditional to show up.

In other situations you’ll see as very doubtful or contrary to fact which would be like aunque fuera la verdad “even if that were the truth”. 

There’s a lot of “even if” or “even though” or “whenever / wherever / however” that shows up with subjunctive. For example pase lo que pase and viniera lo que viniera are both translated as “whatever happens” or “come what may”

Extra:

http://spanishskulduggery.tumblr.com/tagged/subjuntivo

This is the tag I use for all things subjunctive, including fielding questions.

These links explain it a bit more in depth:


(If any of the links are dead or there are typos let me know because a lot of them were done a while ago)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure : Diamond is Unbreakable (movie premiere)

I went to the movie premiere of JoJo’s movie at NIFFF (Swiss) and I want to give you some information for people who have to wait :

  • The scenario has been adapted for a 2 hours movie but you still have the main elements of Angelo’s arc and Nijimura Bro’s arc.
  • The movie start with a “chapter 1” and they teased Kira at the end so it’s possible that it would have a second movie with Kira’s arc.
  • Stand are really great, so don’t worry 👌 but the Ora and Dora were not really satisfying I think.
  • Okuyasu’s scar could be more visible I think, but don’t worry he is as cute as in the manga/anime~
  • Soundtrack are really different from what we generally have in JoJo’s anime and sometime it doesn’t fit I think. But it’s not bad.
  • Background changed a lot and everything seems bigger and not japanese at all (of course cause it was filmed in Spain). Like Nijimura’s house is insane. But I suppose it fit the aesthetics of the movie ?
  • Koichi’s face is very expressive and it’s perfect 👌 
  • And the best for the end : Josuke’s gaze is mmmh 💕

It’s basically a summary of what I said on twitter, with a better English and after a few hours. Still can’t realized that I saw this movie before everybody, that kind of opportunity doesn’t happen a lot here in my country so I was really happy !! (And I saw Kento Yamazaki irl, he is so cute please 💕)

Everything is peachy-keen this morning. (Even though this photo is from last week. 😜) I slept so well last night after hiking yesterday. The weather was perfect! ☀️ And it looks like we’ll have another sunny day today.

Winter is coming, so that means less sunshine and more grey days. I’ll need to start taking Vitamin D again because I can’t survive without it. It made a huge difference in my mood when I lived in Scotland. I moved there from California, and after a week or so of grey rainy days, I felt like the world was ending. It’s funny to think about it now but at the time I felt terrible.

I started taking a VitD supplement and felt better in a matter of days! We need lots of sunshine to function. Being without it affects your mood severely!

Everyone who doesn’t live in a place like Spain ☀️☀️☀️ needs to take Vitamin D!

So please take a supplement even if you think you don’t need it. It’s easy to take with a spray and you’ll feel immensely better!

noadiederich  asked:

What is the stupiest question Prussia, Poland, Romano, Italy and Spain had searched on google?

North Italy:

He tries his best, but it never works. It’s doubtful Google could actually help.

South Italy:

Most likely the result of Spain and/or Germany existing near him, the jerks.

Spain:

Admittedly, he was drunk on some very nice wine when he searched it.

Prussia:

Bad grammar aside, it’s not that stupid. Germany’s a hard man to impress.

Poland:

Well, do you think about where your house is geographically located?

Sweden and Russia. Despite their geographic proximity and many historical entanglements, these are two countries with rather contrasting reputations, cultures and histories. They both have a very different way of “doing” Eurovision, too: Sweden with its famed six-week extravaganza where the public decides (as long as the international juries don’t get in their way like this year…) - Russia, since ‘13, behind closed doors. 

No matter their selection process, both have become goliaths of latter day ESC. In the last five years, they are the only 2 countries to have received votes from every participating nation - and the only countries who, since 2012, have picked up more than a thousand points - 1278 for Sweden, 1316 for Russia, both averaging out as comfortably over 250 points received each contest. 

I have noticed something of a trend amongst some commentators on the contest to treat Russia and Sweden almost as though they were two superpowers fighting a new cold war through the medium of song and dubious choreography. For me, that doesn’t ring true - and by analysing the data from the 2012-6 contests, one sees that preference for Sweden over Russia is not the West vs East narrative trod by many a lazy TV presenter, but rather North vs South - with the likes of Spain, Portugal, Malta, Greece and Italy lining up behind Russia, and Estonia, Lithuania and Poland preferring Sweden. 

Drawing a line across the continent at the 45th parallel north, there is no country with a majority of their territory below it who prefers Sweden; whilst above it, the only ones who prefer Russia are Croatia and a few former Soviet nations with strong ties to Moscow still. Perhaps the often more emotional, visceral Russian offerings entice Southern voters more, whilst Northern viewers (and juries) prefer the slicker but more emotionally distant Swedish entries? Whilst political justifications will always be readily offered, for me this feels like a different divide at work. The full data is available below :)

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