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Ratohnhake;ton returns to his village. Over 13 years ago, Ratohnhake;ton left his village to save his people and the colonies. With his crusade over, the British gone, and the Templars defeated, he returned in the hopes of being reunited with his people only to find the village empty. Killing Charles Lee had done nothing more than avenge his mother’s death and his people have been driven out by the same men he had fought alongside. He has lost everything - his mother, his father, his mentor, his best friend and most importantly, his people. Ratohnhake;ton had failed. Everything he had done was to save his village and he had failed.

Lin and London updates

Miranda told me there are no plans on paper for him to step into the lead role in London. ‘But if the production is the success we hope it is, I’d love to jump in some day … even if it’s for a couple of months,’ he added.

One reason he’d like to do it, he said, is because he and his family ‘fell in love’ with London during the time that he spent shooting Mary Poppins Returns out at Shepperton Studios. ‘It was a wonderful chapter of our life as a family.’

He will attend some rehearsals and previews of the British show; and declared that there was no way he would miss opening night.

Most of all, though, he’s looking forward to watching the London company — particularly Westman, and Michael Jibson, who will portray King George III.

Miranda is curious to see our reaction to George, who’s depicted as being quite ruthless towards his American colony and its citizens. (The monarch sings a song in which he threatens to kill men, women and children if his will is defied.)

Miranda would not confirm it, but may also appear in a major TV drama that will film here.

Way to bury the lede, guys! What TV show?

[This story is by Baz Bamigboye. I do not link to the Daily Mail.]

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm writing a character who is british then moves to America. Will he be influenced to speak like an American? I mean how long would it take to lose his accent and stop using british slang? Thank you :)

Hi!

This is actually tends to differ a lot from person to person. For some people, it can only take a few months, but for many, they never switch accents. I don’t know that I can give you a general answer, since it really does seem to be all over the place, completely different for everybody.

Here are a few things that I found though that may influence how likely a person is to lose their accent.

1. Age: A child is almost certain to lose their accent, while for adults it is unlikely that they ever will. If your character came to America before puberty, they probably lost their accent fairly quickly.

2. Social v. Home life: Living in another country with an entirely different way of speaking will definitely have great influence, but if your character lives with other people that have the same accent or regularly hears/converses with people who speak the same way, they are more likely to retain it. 

3. Similarities: Based off of what I have read, it looks like it is sometimes easier to switch to a different accent if that accent is similar enough. 

4. Intention: Some people will intentionally try to switch accents. There are linguistics specialists that can coach you if you really want to do it. For example, many spies or undercover agents will work to vanish their accents in order to better blend in when in a foreign environment. Some people will do accent coaching just because they want to lose their accent for personal reasons.

5. Individual Experience: Some people find it easier than others. Like with acting or mimicry, some people need to practice a lot, and some find that it comes naturally. Some people adapt to new environments more quickly and for some there is a very strong ability to retain their original ways. 

Short answer; maybe very quickly, and maybe never. Think about these things in your character:

1. How old were they when they moved?

2. How do the people that surround them tend to speak? What do they hear the most day to day?

3. Do they want to lose their accent? Do they make an effort to “flatten” it?

4. Do they typically have an adeptness for linguistics?

Keeping those factors in mind can help you determine a realistic time span, but I have read about so many different experiences, it’s hard to say that any are more valid than the others- some are just more likely, and that’s all. 

If any of you have experience on this topic, feel free to share. :)

~Penemue

but seriously Roger Moore’s James Bond is just going about his business when random ladies drag him into the bedroom and he’s too British to object so he just does the best he can despite it not really being his thing.

Sneak Peek: The Demon & The Darkness

Summary: Dean must make a difficult choice regarding Zephaniah. 

The Demon & The Darkness will be the third installment to The Demon’s Pet and Angels Among Us

This is for Angst Appreciation Day 2017 and Brook & Taylor’s Angst Challenge; my chosen prompt is, “My heart will never forgive me for what I’m about to do to you.” Putting everything under the cut for the readers of the series who may not want spoilers.

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The Army of Immigrants

Records of men who camped at Valley Forge, expose the myth of farmers throwing down their plows to fight for land they’d owned for generations.

Enlisted ranks were largely landless men in their teens or early twenties, unmarried and poor.  The army offered steady wage, food, whiskey, and clothes, so patriotism was not often the driving factor of their enlistment.  A study of 710 New Jersey Continentals showed almost all came from lower economic classes and only a small number had a profession at all.

In addition to being landless, most were not American-born. Before the revolution, over 300,000 Irish had immigrated to North America, and their bitterness of British oppression helped lead the drive for independence. In most New England Continental regiments, 10-20% of the men had Irish surnames, and in middle states that percentage was consistently higher. Units from Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware were usually around 45% Irish. In The First Pennsylvania, 315 of 660 men were Irish-born and another 215 listed “America” as their place of birth, likely second-generation immigrants.  

After the Irish, German-born men held the second-largest percentage, making up somewhere from 10-20% of the rank-and-file soldiers at Valley Forge.  They were the largest ethnic group in the United States at the time, mostly settled in New York and Pennsylvania.  

Additionally, almost 10% of Washington’s army, camped at Valley Forge, was made up of African or African American soldiers.  Many enlisted voluntarily, but it’s true that some were given as bounty for their masters to avoid enlistment.  And, many served through to the end of the war, finding better treatment among enlisted ranks as ‘brother soldiers’.

info from: “No Meat, No Soldier: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the Continental Army” Charles P. Neimeyer