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i’m left wondering tho .. why was this, in dan’s stated opinion, one of the best videos they’ve uploaded to dapg? bc phil made even more non-straight comments than usual? bc casual banter over gummy sweets? maybe the opportunity to mention some Smart Topics like intersectional feminism? to throw out a multisyllabic and edgy phrase like “statistical improbability” and get everyone hYped?  what about it stood out to dan so much that he considers it to be some of their ~best work~ i Need To Know!!

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when i get home from work i’m gonna…

I have a bird to tell, from my electrical bird. It’s a simple bird but I’m leaving out all the bird and bird

for multisyllabic words i’m probably just going to repeat the word “bird” enough times to fit the syllable count BC i don’t think i have the editing chops to make “bird” stretch across more than one syllable. syllabic Rs are tricky beasts.

heartsalotofstuff  asked:

Ticklish!Gabe would be fantastic! So prompt okay. Ummm... well I mean, I love me some Sabriel. Maybe Gabe is being insecure about his little but of pudge so Sam shows his tummy some love. Lots of touching and comforting and loving and fluff. That good? -babe (I still feel the need to sign)

It’s babe!anon-no-longer-anon’s birthday! And she did all her chemistry schoolwork without dying! Multiple reasons for celebration!

Alright, so, I can’t really see Gabriel actually being insecure about anything, but goofing around about his slight chub? Absolutely. (Words: 950)

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“Oh my God, Gabe, knock it off!” Sam’s laughter betrays his mock frown as Gabriel shimmies toward him, shirtless and shaking his chest like a showgirl.

"Co-ome on Sa-ammy,” Gabriel grins, his voice a little choppy as his torso jiggles. “You know you lo-o-ooove it!”

“You’re gross,” Sam says with a reluctant sparkle in his eyes. Gabriel wiggles right up into his space where he’s sitting at the table, grabs his face and forcibly turns it to rub into the fleshy, but decidedly not-breasted, chest, and Sam is briefly thankful that Gabriel hadn’t actually given himself boobs to complete the exhibition.

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For instance, Dad had a very unique yawn. He didn’t just plain old “I’m tired” yawn. Dad’s yawns were multisyllabic and he made the most of every one. Dad’s yawn had flourish. The sound was something like “aaaaa yeeee haaaaw haaaaaw.” It had volume. It was an announcement. The big bear part of Dad, standing tall, head back, arms outstretched to the world, announced that his day was complete. It was time for rest. His yawns were celebratory. As if to say, “Another day well done.”

- Jennifer Grant, Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant

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Analysis of Eminem’s “Rap God”

Part 1: Micro-Rhymes and Assonance

Part one in a series of analyses of Eminem’s “Rap God.” This series aims to highlight Eminem’s talent as a rapper and artist. There is a reason the song is entitled “Rap God.”

Check out Part 2: Alliteration and Consonance

Check out Part 3: Metaphors, Allusions, Imagery, and Plays-on-Words

Check out Part 4: Macro- and Multisyllabic Rhymes

Check out Part 5: How do you keep a 6 minute rap song interesting? (Structure, style, rhythms, etc.)

Check out Part 6: Why “Rap God” Works - A Summary

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If you're using syllable structured form in poetry....
newyearsjay answered your question: I get confused with syllables…is the word neon one or two?

I would say two

elibird replied to your post: I get confused with syllables…is the word neon one or two?

2 in my book. Knee-on.

That’s what I thought, but the first and third syllable counters I tried indicated one. I guess with poetry, you can play hard and fast with the specifics of syllables to make the phrase work.

So I’m trying out creating some Tanka poetry. It’s a five line Japanese form in which the syllables you use in each line works like this; 5, 7, 5, 7, 7. I had the bare bones of a poem sitting in my drafts page for over a year, and decided to restructure it into Tanka when I couldn’t get to sleep last night.

“Neon” is a strange one, because if you think of the sounds of a word starting and ending with the opening and closing of the mouth, then neon would just be one syllable. If you say it faster than you would usually say it, it feels like just one syllable, but in regularly speed it feels like it should be two.

So how do y'all feel about multies?
  • So how do y'all feel about multies? Personally, I like them. I use them and they offer a more creative challenge to your writing, especially when starting out. I find them easy when staying simple, but once you add more syllables to rhyme to like 4 or 6, well, I sometimes find myself stuck in a rut after that. Then once you use certain rhyme schemes like a..."ABBACC" rhyme scheme, you get a kinda good feel about yourself. For the record, I've never done that.
Our fandom...

…our fandom is an intelligent fandom!  No matter how much we may squee like tiny girls, we are smart.  Smarty-smart smart.  This is one of the very first things that struck me - in the most brilliant of ways - when I first got here.

This shows so much in the fanfiction we read and write.  I have been so impressed by so many authors who write fic that is conceptually complex and often multisyllabic.  Authors who know words like “alevolus” (plural “alveoli,” heh) and “susurration” and don’t shy away from little nods (or paragraph-long nods!) to quantum mechanics or the finer subtleties of alien (or human) biology.  And so on.

Our beloved authors are also really, really creative and I have been floored by the many ways this is expressed.

I know this is a rather general post, but I really wanted to express my love for everyone who dares to write and post anything!  Because I, for one, am quite proud of all of you!  (Oh, yes, I am an educator - does it show? :P)

You are fantastic!

5pixels  asked:

Also I have a thing for smart guys! It's just hard to find them! Tell me random cute smart guy where can I find smart guys?

Ahh, the elusive ‘smart guy’, Homo sapiens sapiens var. acutulus.

Rarely seen, ’smart guys’ - also sometimes referred to as ‘geeks’ or ‘nerds’, or derogitorily as ‘losers’ - are shy, generally solitary creatures, preferring the solace of the library, book store, laboratory, or their own dens over open social settings. They tend to exhibit crepuscular and nocturnal activity.

The ’smart guy’ is typically characterised by an introverted personality, glasses (although this is certainly not a diagnostic feature), and a polite and timid, but generally loyal nature. Often these are accompanied by ill-fitting clothes, books, portable gaming platforms, and other signs of time spent in solitude.

While ’smart guys’ are typically associated with Ravenclaw, frequently they may also be found in any of the other houses, especially Hufflepuff, where their loyalty is put to good use.

The mating call of the ’smart guy’ varies, and, contrary to popular belief, has been well document. Often, it consists of utterances that seem out of place in the current social context, which are usually composed of several multisyllabic words strung together with complex syntax. Typically, individuals will solicit mating attempts by a behaviour known as ‘geeking out’ with the ever-elusive smart female. Generally, this behaviour is induced by the female, but, rarely, the ’smart guy’ has been known to initiate this solicitation.

Due to their introverted nature and a general preference for solitude, smart guys frequently prefer to make friends using the internet, where they are able to find a larger number of their own kind. Here, they also are frequently observed soliciting and being solicited for mating attempts with potential partners, whose geographic position makes them unattainable. Thus, they are frequently to be observed complaining about the size of the planet, the presence of oceans, and time zones.

‘Smart guys’ may be lured into traps by the advertisement of conventions, conferences, or sweet baked goods, and, as such, are easy to catch. However, these methods are only rarely effective due to the rarity with which they leave their typical hides. Be wary of impostors, Homo sapiens sapiens var. procta, which frequently imitate ‘smart guys’ in an attempt to solicit mating attempts or gain popularity.

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Analysis of Eminem’s “Rap God”

Part 2: Alliteration and Consonance

Part two in a series of analyses of Eminem’s “Rap God.” This series aims to highlight Eminem’s talent as a rapper and artist. There is a reason the song is entitled “Rap God.”

Check out Part 1: Micro-Rhymes and Assonance

Check out Part 3: Metaphors, Allusions, Imagery, and Plays-on-Words

Check out Part 4: Macro- and Multisyllabic Rhymes

Check out Part 5: How do you keep a 6 minute rap song interesting? (Structure, style, rhythms, etc.)

Check out Part 6: Why “Rap God” Works - A Summary

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