“I am Native American from the Omaha tribe in Nebraska. My Indian name means ‘shooting star.’ I wish the world knew that we do still exist. And, no, we don’t all live in tepees. When I see people in headdresses or Native American accessories, I feel disrespected. They don’t know the meaning behind it, how we wear it, or what we do to earn it. This is a real eagle feather. It doesn’t just fall off an eagle and someone says, ‘Oh, here — it’s yours.’ You have to earn it in my culture. I feel powerful when I wear it, more confident, and more connected to my ethnicity. I’ve never been embarrassed about being Native American. I take pride in it. I love how spiritual we are — it’s like we’re in tune with the Earth and the universe. I know there’s no other culture out there like mine.”
me, speaking to a native speaker:
I feel a little bit out of my depth but I'm keeping up with the flow of the conversation! This is going well!
me, an hour after speaking to a native:
I did so well! We understood each other and she laughed at my joke. I think we really bonded! And she was so happy when I started talk to her in her mother tongue
me, lying in bed later that night:
In the second sentence I spoke to her I used the wrong adjective declension. She was probably laughing at me, she was probably embarrassed for me by my attempts to speak with her, she probably
Jeg har forelsket meg - I have fallen in love (with someone or something).
Jeg er takknemlig - I am thankful/grateful.
Jeg er overrasket - I am surprised.
Jeg er engasjert - I am engaged. (not marriage related!). In Norwegian an engaged person is someone who is passionately and care. Usually you can tell by their face & by how fast they speak, that this is a person who is engaged in this/these topics. And some people are just programmed this way - they care about a lot of topics & they are very engasjert.
Jeg er stolt - I am proud.
Jeg er fasinert - I am facinated.
Jeg har en god/dårlig følelse - I have a good/bad feeling.
Jeg er sikker/usikker - I am sure/unsure.
Jeg er lei for det - I am sorry (lit. I am sorry about it)
Jeg kjeder meg - I am bored.
Jeg er trøtt - I am tired.
Jeg er sur - I am angry.
Du skremte meg - You scared me.
Du såret meg - You hurt me.
Du fornærmet meg - You insulted me.
Jeg er redd - I am scared.
Jeg er opprørt - I am upset.
Jeg er forvirret - I am confused.
Jeg er lei meg - I am sad.
Jeg er sliten - I am tired.
Jeg er nervøs - I am nervous.
Jeg er utslitt - I am exhausted.
Jeg er irritert - I am annoyed.
— I really appreciate if you could translate this list into your native language :D Jeg setter veldig pris på om du kunne oversatt denne listen til ditt morsmål :D
To be honest, there is nothing I crave more than visiting Paris, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and all the other cities with a spirit as unique as the people living there. I want to get lost in foreign lives, in the anonymity of capitals and languages that still don’t feel native on my tongue.
I want to go for a walk by a river, admiring the city lights, while discovering another person’s heart but mostly my own.
i love going out and being with friends and everything but tbh i never feel more myself than when it’s the middle of the night and everyone’s asleep and I’m downstairs in my pyjamas watching the news in italian
In the very first novel that Arthur Conan Doyle has ever
written, A Study in Scarlet, there
are many ways to see the queerness of the characters, their choose of words and
behaviours. The interest Watson has for Holmes and Holmes has for Watson is
more visible in the first four chapters as these chapters give us the states the
characters in, their first impressions in meeting and how they heal each other.
Watson, as a man newly came back from war, is in a bad state
both emotionally and physically. Loneliness is a big problem for him besides
the trauma that war left. When he figures out that Stamford knows someone who
is looking for someone to live with, he says that he “prefers a partner to
being alone”. Then he asks about this man and finds out that the man is quite
and doesn’t have noise or excitement in his life. This doesn’t bother him
because he “had enough of both in Afghanistan”. He tries to find at least one
common point with repeatedly asking whether the man is a medical student or not.
Later on he even makes a list of this man’s limits to see what he does for a
living. He is intrigued even before the meeting, which shows how lonely he must
The instant chemistry between Holmes and Watson is pretty
blatant. Even though he has been told to be unexciting and quite, he welcomes
Watson warmly with the excitement of the new discovery he’s made. Watson “hardly
gives him credit” because of the way Holmes grips his hand to shake it with
such strength. This introverted man feels close enough to Watson to grab him
from his coat’s wrist and pull him to show the discovery. Watson, on the other
hand, sees him like a little child even though all Holmes playing with is
Holmes says only one sentence to Stamford all along the conversation
to turn to Watson with a smile again. He is delighted by the idea to live with
Watson, or Watson sees or hopes so.
After he learns about what Holmes does for a living, and
learns that Holmes’ limit about literature is not as less as he thought, even
himself can’t believe how amazing and clever one can get so he looks suspiciously
at the special talent of Holmes’. He feels the urge to ask the sergeant if
Holmes’ deduction was correct. After the first meeting which Watson seemed impressed,
he starts to think that this man is even more brilliant than he thought so with
what he does and how he thinks. He confesses that he is impressed and thinks
that it was Holmes’ aim. He considers the possibility that the whole thing was
a prearranged episode and can’t quite hide his suspicion about why Holmes would
do such thing, if it was as he thinks.
Holmes changes his idea about not taking the case with only
one sentence of Watson’s. As they work on the case, Watson sees that Holmes
doesn’t only have knowledge but he uses it effectively. After Watson sees
Gregson and Lestrade, Holmes thinks Watson might be impressed as much as he was
impressed by Holmes. He brings up his study on ash just to compare himself to
the other detectives and proves his supremacy of knowledge. We can see a bit of
jealousy and annoyance here.
So even from the first impression and the times that they start
to live together, the interest these two characters have in each other is quite
Thank you @astudyincanon for starting this project and making me want to do queer readings with canon works. I can’t believe how shallowly I read these years ago and couldn’t see the gayness lol
For the past few months, since I got my hair cut, I haven’t really felt the prettiest. I don’t really wear makeup like I used to and don’t try and dress up. I don’t even really take selfies anymore. I just don’t find myself that pretty anymore. Got sick of it about an hour ago and decided to throw on some makeup and put on a cute shirt for some pictures. I wanted to feel good about myself.
My family and I abstain from celebrating 4th of July every year because we’ve literally had our lands taken from us, our people brutally slaughtered and our traditions erased by the white people who brought ‘independence’ to this country, and we see it as a big middle finger to Native American people. Naturally, as such, I don’t enjoy seeing posts about this holiday. They physically make me upset, and more often than not i’ll see my mother cry because of people’s blatant disregard for our struggles.
People tell me to shut up and not ruin their fun every year. People tell me to not be so preachy. People tell me relax. No matter how many times I try and explain that their ‘FREEDOM FUCK YEAH’ posts only apply to those of light skin, people still ignore us.
I understand that you guys want to just have a good time, and don’t let me stop you, but please have some regard for us today. Please keep the people who’s entire existence was tarnished to make this day a thing in your minds and hearts when you’re eating apple pie and setting off fireworks.
Please just listen to us for once.
Reblog this for me, please. I want this to be heard.
Edit: If you’re coming here to harass me over this, consider going through my ‘native stuff’ tag and fact checking before you start flaunting how much you hate mixed race kids.
With Yuri!!! On Ice ending tomorrow (see my main blog if you want to know just how into this show I am), I took it upon myself to celebrate the show by compiling a small list of Russian vocabulary dealing with figure skating.
If I made any mistakes in this list, please send me a message so I can correct them - I’m not a native speaker! Also, feel free to add on, as I’m sure there are some terms I must have forgotten. Давай)))
EDITED since receiving corrections from my ever-patient penpal Andrei!! :)
Verbs Глаголы To skate Катаься (на коньках) To jump Прыгать To land Приземляться To fall Упасть To get up Вставать To spin Вращаться To spread-eagle
To glide Скользить To wobble Дрожать To dance Танцевать To speed up Ускоряться To slow down Замедляться To perform Представлять To win Выиграть
Nouns Существительные Arm/hand Рука Blade Лезвие конька Choreography Хореография Combination Сочетание/комбинация/связка
Costume Костюм Difficulty Трудность Ice Лёд Interpretation Толкование Leg/foot Нога Presentation Представление Program Программа Rink Каток Rotation Вращение Routine Программа выступления
Skate Конёк Skater Фигурист
Well…I don’t know why everyone is bitching about the latest episode of Timless. It’s a Show about Time-Travellers, who try to change the history…or rather try not to change the history and therefore the future.
But everyone is criticising Kripke because Misha hadn’t had that much screen Time, but he’s only a guest-star, not one of the main-cast, so it’s clear, he won’t have that much screen time.
I just watched the first episode, cause if i watch the Misha-Episode, I wanted to know what this is all about and what could I say, this Show is GREAT. Its fascinating and entertaining, and I really want to continue to watch it, not just because my all-time-favourite actor is going to be in there, but just because it’s a great show, and it should be treated like that, and not get criticised, because a guest-star didn’t get as much screen-time as you wanted him to.
Timeless is an awesome show, and it’s worth getting renewed, so please…appreciate it for what it is, not for the guest-stars.