nature speak

Little Empath Things
  • Not knowing if an emotion is yours or not so you have to analyze how what just happened would reasonably affect you
  • Getting overwhelmed in crowds
  • Not being able to watch sad or gory movies without getting super distressed
  • Not being able to watch news about tragedies without getting super distressed
  • People thinking you’re not serious when you say that you can make special connections with animals
  • Everyone being comfortable with talking with you about problems and feeling compelled to help them
  • SUPER sensitive feelings. Like, crying so easily
  • S E N S O R Y   O V E R L O A D
  • Trusting someone to tell them only for them to say “Oh yeah, most people have empathy”
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I just love it when my ships stare out at a glowy light together set against a landscape shot from behind… 👀 📝

your mars and type of anger

cold anger: air mars (gemini/libra/aquarius) and virgo mars

This people are scaaary. They do get angry, don’t misunderstand me, but when they do it’s not about explosions and shouting, no. You can see the emotion leave their eyes and you know you’ve pissed them off. They won’t necesarilly say anything, they’ll treat you like a stranger, they will be cold and formal, so much you’ll doubt if you ever knew them at all.

When they reach their limit, they cut you with words and truths about yourself that may have not even been spoken outloud until that moment.

white hot anger: fire mars (aries/leo/sagittarius)

While air mars are patient and detached, fire mars are fireworks and loud words. This mars signs don’t take much to explode, they’re like powder, you just need a match. Attacking their ego is probably the quickest way to anger them. They are pretty childlike in that sense, actually, they shout and tell you what you did and then they go back to normal.

This may be quite surprising but I do find them as the type that “forgive and forget”.

Willing to physically fight you so be careful lol.

slow cooked anger: taurus and capricorn mars

This are some of the most patient signs, they deal quietly with your bullshit, throw you a mean look from time to time and keep going on. They may not find the point on telling you anything.

But once they have reached their peak, you don’t wanna be there. They lose their shit and tell you things as they are. This people don’t like to be angry, mostly because of their practical approach to things, so when they are, they just tell you things and move on. If you make the same mistake again, they’ll probably just cut you off.

This signs are extremely blunt, and say things as they are, which, even if they don’t want to can be pretty damaging to the other person.

hidden anger: water mars (cancer/scorpio/pisces) 

Water mars, like most things water, are quite complicated.

Given their passive nature, they hardly ever speak up when angry. They are just prone to giving the silent treatment and being slightly passive agressive from time to time.

Scorpio mars is the most conscious of their anger, though, so even if they are not passive agressive or anything, they do swallow their anger and keep it inside until they can’t anymore.

This signs are prone to holding grudges and taking revenge. Cancer and pisces may not actively seek it, but if the opportunity comes up, they will take it.

Scorpio mars on the other side, may be vengeful when they reach their limit, as well as self destructive and intense. They are the prime example of losing one’s shit.

Cancer and pisces mars are specially prone to crying when angry and love to play the victim.

‘Times have changed, and the birds must change with them’ - Edward Hancock, 1858

After nearly 3 years I bit the bullet and got my first tattoo. It’s a little bigger than I expected but I love it all the same 💖

But Hamlet is freaking Hamlet […] Over the play’s three-and-a-half hours, Isaac becomes more poet than player. His interpretation of Hamlet, as a decent guy who just can’t get past his grief, and is often thwarted by his own anger over that grief is sensitive and astute. He talks through each soliloquy as if these thoughts are genuinely, just then, blooming into being, not enshrined in literary tradition for centuries. Isaac’s organic nuance opens up the language, makes it almost contemporary. Isaac seems to just speak Shakespeare naturally, like it’s a native tongue. The graveyard scene — in which Hamlet regards poor Yorick and contemplates the fleetingness of all existence — is moving in a way I perhaps cynically didn’t think Shakespeare could be anymore. [x]

HOW TO STUDY/LEARN ANY LANGUAGE

Being a polyglot, I decided to make a post about how to study any language, Without further ado, here it is:

1) TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM ENGLISH

This is the most crucial step to studying/learning a new language. In order for your brain to pick up the new words and ideas, it needs to be more immersed in the language you’re learning. Now for most of us who are learning languages in school, that’s kind of hard, especially since most language classes do most of the work in English until you build a level of fluency. This is the primary reason why immersion programs or immersion schools are so much more successful in teaching a language: you’re forced to talk, write, speak, and think in the language you’re learning. Your brain makes connections faster and thus learns faster to understand and process the language. I would suggest that when you’re learning the language, whether it’s in class time or homework, try to work only in that language. Don’t automatically translate things into English because that’s only going to inhibit your process. Even if your knowledge of the language is limited, practicing thinking in the language, reading the language without translating, and speaking will greatly improve your progress. You’ll find yourself become more fluent and the language will flow rather than be halting because your brain is trying to translate things instead of thinking fluently.

2) LEARN AS MUCH VOCABULARY AS YOU CAN

Vocab is one of, if not the, most important aspect of learning a language. I would even go as far as saying it’s about 70-80% of effectively knowing a language. Think about it this way, if you’re at a restaurant and you’re asked to read the menu or if you’re out and you’re reading signs and advertisements, will knowing hundreds of verbs and their conjugations help you get by? Most likely not. Vocab on the other hand will make the difference between understanding and being totally clueless. If that example didn’t do it for you here’s another one: when you’re speaking to someone how can you express yourself if you don’t know the words? Chances are even if you know no grammar but know key words in the language someone will understand you. Most people don’t pay that much attention to grammar anyway when you’re speaking. As long as you have a basic understanding of it, you’ll be understood. I’m not saying that grammar isn’t important, far from it, but so many people underestimate vocab and focus on grammar and that hinders your learning. Try to learn as much vocab as you can because it will bring you one more step to being fluent. The key to knowing a language is to understand it to a high degree. You can’t understand if you don’t know the words. Find a list with the most common words in the language you’re learning and try to learn them all. Have a goal to learn 10-20 new words per day and you’ll go a long way. If you’re trying to learn vocab I would recommend to have a sheet with all the words you’re trying to learn and their definitions. Hide the words and try to write the vocab by seeing only the definitions. Writing down helps you remember and this method is foolproof. I’ve used it for 6+ years in French and it’s never failed me.

3) LEARN BASIC GRAMMAR

When I say basic grammar, I mean the typical verb tenses and some basic structures. This doesn’t mean learning every single verb conjugated in every single tense, but rather learning the patterns of grammar and how to apply them. Work smarter not harder. Learning the patterns makes it easier to recognize them when you’re reading and remember them when you’re writing. In my opinion, one fault with the way languages are taught in school is the way they teach grammar and how much time they spend on it. Most native speakers don’t worry as much about grammar as non-native speakers do. Again, I’m not saying grammar isn’t important because it is and  you have to know it, but the way it’s taught ruins it. Try to make a chart with all the verb tenses and the patterns that go with the different types of verbs and then a list with the irregular verbs/exceptions. This should be enough to help you gain a basic mastery of grammar. If you know the basic rules, it will become second nature as you speak, write, and read more.

4) READ, LISTEN, AND SPEAK

The language you learn at school is very very different from the language actually spoken in its native country. Most of the language you learn is very formal while in real life, formality is disregarded to a degree and slang is prevalent. In order to build a fluency, you need to read and listen to the language in its natural form to pick up the slang and words that are actually used and not the archaic words that nobody ever says. Listen to music from that language, watch the news in that language, read a book or magazine in that language etc. This will again help your brain learn and process the language better. It will also help with vocabulary and general understanding. Children’s books are the best when you’re starting out. The language is simple and the grammar isn’t to complicated. Start with children’s books and then work your way up to novels and other forms of literature. Listening to the language is also crucial. Try to find mediums where the language is spoken and just listen. Don’t translate or stress yourself out trying to understand it all because you won’t the first couple of times. Just let it sink in. Gradually, you’ll find yourself understanding more and more and you’ll improve. With the speaking aspect, speak as much as you can. Don’t be embarrassed if you stumble, can’t express yourself as much as you would like, or have an accent. I also find that watching/reading/listening to translated works is helpful. Find your favorite book and read it in the language you’re learning, it will help you understand and learn more because you already know what’s going on and can focus on the vocab and grammar. Find your favorite movie and watch it in the language you’re learning. Again, it will help you learn more vocab. The more you practice the better it will get. If you distance yourself from speaking you’ll never improve. Balancing reading, listening, and speaking is the key to being successful.

5) DON’T BE AFRAID TO MESS UP

Nobody becomes fluent over night. Cliche but true. Don’t expect to instantly know everything. It’s normal to struggle and have trouble. Failing is part of the learning process and if you stop practicing because you’re afraid, you’re never going to learn anything. Let go of your fears and insecurities and go for it. If you fall down, pick yourself up and start again. Don’t be embarrassed if you mess up but rather learn from your mistakes and grow. The things we remember most are usually the things where we’ve messed up or had a negative experience with. So use the hiccups as a learning experience and your language skills will improve. 

If you follow these steps, I’m confided that you’ll be better in no time :) The key is to enjoy what you do and have fun! Good luck!

It’s not ‘natural’ to speak well, eloquently, in an interesting articulate way. People living in groups, families, communes say little—have few verbal means. Eloquence—thinking in words—is a byproduct of solitude, deracination, a heightened painful individuality.
—  Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh

Something I noticed

So it’s the last hour of work today and the time is just slugging along and I change what I’m listening to to the Sanders Sides playlist. First off, wow okay. The first vidoes and character appearances just sounded so different than they do now that they’re flushed out.

Not the point, anyway:

I listen to audiobooks a lot and generally the narrator will have grossly different voices for the characters (sans the main one) so it’s easier for the listener to differentiate between narration, character 1,2,3et. Al (jeeze Parker. Stop with the MLA format citation ref) but with Thomas… it’s so strange because of how he designed and set them up. He created the videos to be watched, not listened to as it is with audio books, so the voices should’ve been indistinguishable most of the time, right? WRONG.

Virgil is the easiest for me to pick out. His voice is the lowest and is in the register where it gravels (not particularly healthy for one’s voice but thankfully it changed later on)

Logan is the next easiest, is voice is not as deep as Virge’s, but simultaneously not as high as Thomas’s. Plus it’s monotone. Little if any inflection. (Even when Logan shouts ’NO YOU CANT PLAY WITH US!’ In the losing my motivation video, It’s just louder)

Roman and Patton’s will sometimes blend a bit, but there are subtle nuances in both that help to differentiate them.

Roman’s, while being wrapped in bravado, comes from the chest, like it would if you were singing in your chest voice. I also have a feeling that Thomas tightens his abs while playing him to help project the voice, because his is also typically the loudest.

Patton’s on the other hand, has the most inflection. If Roman’s voice is the chest voice, then Patton’s is Thomas’s head voice. It also just feels the warmest out of all of them, whenever Pat said a line I found myself smiling a little.

Now, something else that took me by surprise was how much each voice sounded or didn’t sound like Thomas’s actual voice. Virgil and Patton are probably the furthest from Thomas’s natural speaking voice, Roman will occasionally sound like Thomas, but Logan’s is incredibly similar (possibly because he visualizes himself closest to what Thomas actually looks/sounds like?) it’s the same pitch and everything, just monotone.

But what also is interesting, is how Thomas has made the right and left brains sound like they…. belong? Together? Wrong word choice but still.

Virgil and Logan, left brain, low, calculated, down to earth.

Roman and Patton, right brain, high, lots of inflection, spontaneous.

Does anyone else have any thoughts? Or am I crazy?

@parkersanders @randomslasher @ssides @anxietalyn care to theorize with me??

@thatsthat24 tagging Thomas just cuz can

Black Girl Magick Hair Potion

Originally posted by michel199x

This one is for my Afro witches rocking their natural hair! I made this serum to spray on my hair before bed. You’ll need:

-full moon water (or new moon water)
-your choice of leave in conditioner (I use Shea Moisture JBCO leave in)
-your choice of oil (I use jamaican black castor oil)
-spray bottle
-rose water (optional)

Instructions:
Pour about one cup of moon water into the spray bottle. Squeeze about ¼ cup of leave in conditioner into the spray bottle. Add a few drops of your choice of oil. If you’re using JBCO, remember that a little goes a long way and you don’t need a lot. The same goes for most other oils as well. You can add a few drops of rose water as well. After everything is in the spray bottle, shake it up! While you’re shaking, think about the intent. Do you want your hair to be shiny? To get to a certain length? To be a little more healthier? You shaking the mixture is charging the hair potion with intent! 

When it’s all finished, spray away! I personally spray my hair with it before bed and then put my satin bonnet on. Keeps my hair nice and moisturized. 

I hope you enjoy!