My dad just found this prosthetic hand at the flea market. It’s the same style his Dedo wore and used to chase the kids around with in his senility, forgetting that he was in America and thinking his own grandchildren were trying to rob him. Ahh, good times.
“Talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head. Talk to a man in the language of his home - that goes to his heart.”
As for the context, I imagine Genji would have been feeling pretty down post-operation/getting murdered by his own brother. For those that can’t speak japanese, Genji says “Never mind, It’s nothing.” Angela replies with “Really?”
Why don’t we have sign language in all schools, like when kids are learning the alphabet and when we get new words for spelling test we also just lean the sign for it to. like imagine not singeling out deaf and mute kids and confineing their entire world of communication to other deaf/mutes. Imagine haveing a mental illness/disablity that impares your ability to communicate and signing makes it easier, imagine being able to communicate in noisy areas or places that require silence, or haveing a bad day where u really dont want to talk to anyone so u sign instead and noone questions it, or just haveing a cold and signing because your voice is hoarse. There are so many useful things about nonverbal communication can be used for and it would be so easy to implement in all school levels without even makeing it a separate class.
A gnome is a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century. Paracelsus uses Gnomi as a synonym of Pygmæi, and classifies them as one of the four spirits of the four elements, making them: salamander=fire, gnome=earth, undine=water and silph=air. He describes them as two spans high, very reluctant to interact with humans, and able to move through solid earth as easily as humans move through air. The chthonic, or earth-dwelling, spirit has precedents in numerous ancient and medieval mythologies, often guarding mines and precious underground treasures.
Gnomes consist of a number of different types. The most common is the Forest Gnome who rarely comes into contact with man. The Garden Gnome lives in old gardens and enjoys telling melancoly tales. House Gnomes have the most knowledge of man, often speaking his language. Gnomes are usually an average of 15 centimeters tall (but in some stories they are said to be around a foot (30 cm) in height), but with its cap on it appears much taller. The males weigh 300 grams, and female is 250-275 grams. Most Gnomes are 7 times stronger than a man, can run at speeds of 35 miles per hour, and have better sight than a hawk. Gnomes tend to live in hilly meadows and rocky woodlands. In Huygen’s book, it says they live in trees, the house itself, with a hidden entrance from another tree.