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15.8.16 [10:02pm] 52 hours/100 hours

And there goes my last day of work!! I’ve learnt a lot but I do not intend to return to that place ever again. I only did 1 hour and 50 minutes of Korean today :( although I did doodle a bit (a good big chunk bit) when I had time in work (๑ゝڡ◕๑)

anonymous asked:

What if the Holts are the kind of siblings that when no one else is around they communicate to each other in weird noises/screaming as an inside joke? Just nobody is around and then there's is screaming back and forth? IDK I do this with my siblings all the time so I can just see it happening as a normal thing.

Hello yes as someone with two younger sisters lemme just say that this is exactly how they would be. No doubt about it. The age difference depends on what you headcanon their ages to be, but personally I think that it would be close to the age gap between me (22) and my youngest sister (16). And we are hell to deal with together.

They’re the kind of siblings who can raise an eyebrow at each other across the room and know what the other is thinking, they have jokes that’s just like. making dolphin noises at each other, or talking in made-up languages. You get one started and the other joins and they will go on for hours. Pidge gets into trouble and Matt covers for her. Matt has an idea and Pidge makes it work. Pidge wanders off from the group at a museum and Matt follows her to make sure she doesn’t get into any trouble; half an hour later security calls their parents, because both of them argued with a tour guide who had their facts wrong and yes, they were right but this is a museum, can we have a little class, please?

A kid picks on Pidge and Matt takes them down, one picks on Matt and Pidge destroys them. You learn not to mess with either of them, because it is not worth the pain you will be subjected to. They’re very creative. Zarkon is going to learn this the hard way.

micchikureshima  asked:

Since everyone in overwatch is from a little bit of everywhere how often do you think someone, especially mccree and Lena, has to explain what the fuck that saying they said means? How long before everyone finds themselves accidentally saying those things they thought were ridiculous a month ago because they've just somehow found their way into their vocabulary the way your friends sayings do

oh my god all i’m getting from this is everyone going around saying, “okie dokie partner” because jesse said “okie dokie” jokingly once and had to spend fifteen minutes explaining it and trying (and failing) to explain why it’s different from “okay” and “yes”

 and he always says partner and they just picked that one up (they also say “mate” every once in awhile like lena but partner just slipped into their vocab quicker) 

but he can’t bring himself to explain why it’s so fucking funny when they say them together because he thinks it’s kinda cute 

but then this backfires a bit because during an important meeting zarya, completely innocently, says, “we can have the payload delivered in three days. is that okie dokie with you, partner?” and almost everyone keeps a straight face except for this younger government official in the back who’s wheezing with the effort not to laugh 

and zarya notices. you better fucking believe she notices my pal. so she knows that they’ve been bamboozled. she knows mccree has been laughing at them. 

and i honestly can’t say anything about any other languages b/c the only other experience with languages i have is ~6 years of french and i remember none of it after quitting last year lol but jesse uses some colloquial phrase in russian really wrong and zarya’s doesn’t say anything, just responds as if it’s normal

and months later (oh yeah, she’s in this for the long haul my pals) zarya’s laughing her ass off as they’re running away from angry shopowners and mccree’s cussing like hell 

“PAYBACK’S A BITCH!” and she looked that phrase up and checked with tracer to make sure she could say it in english perfectly and in the correct context

no one actually stops saying “okie dokie partner” because now it’s a thing but they got their revenge and everyone knows that it’s a “friend” thing not a “professional setting” thing since zarya’s experience and revenge on mccree, (who then had to sheepishly explain that it sounds pretty silly (not wrong, and it doesn’t make them sound dumb, but it’s just cute and silly) to a native speaker) cleared that up for them 

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