not actually british

tumblr ‘debating’ isn’t real debating, and just reminds me of when my mum started her debate club at college. she was following on from a previously student lead club where the kids would go in the hall and yell at each other and insult each other and interrupt and be really nasty, and when the students who had attended that one came to my mums club they were so annoyed because her club was ACTUAL debating - as in british parliamentary debating with no interrupting and each person taking their turn to speak and only countering fact with fact and not opinion and needing to actually listen to the other side because you need to RESPOND to their point not just shove your own down their throat.

tumblr does the same as the student lead club, they excuse being a horrible person and viciously attacking someone and treating them like shit under the guise of it being a healthy ‘debate’, when its neither healthy nor a debate. debating is not just repeatedly disagreeing with someones opinion and standpoint, its countering it with evidence to support your own, not calling them abusing or any other insult you drag to mind just because you’re pissed that they dont agree with you.

newsflash, not everyone is going to have your opinion, and yelling at someone through an all caps rant isnt debating, and it isnt going to help them understand your view, and its certainly not gonna help you understand THEIRS and know where you need to come from in order to get your own views across. callout posts and shitty vague’s and being a stubborn and rude bitch just makes you a nasty person who’s point becomes irrelevant because you give the idea that you have no clue what youre talking about and can’t explain your point so you seemingly cover it up with insults.

which also, you know, makes you look completely thick.

Dragons are British

So i think you might like to hear what draconic langue in my game so my two players that are dragon borns got in a cussing match but the actual players use British slang and gestures so now the draconic langue is now British insults and hand gestures

For example the two were fighting over how to fight a boss
Gold (in common) im tired of ur shit man
Silver(in common) yea but at least im using my brain
Our cleric starts to get uncomfortable and looks like they are gonna cry
Gold(in common) lets use our native tongue to finish this
Gold(in draconic) oi mate ya fukn wanker at lest shes not a gerbil and my father dosent smell of elderberrys (flips off silver)

Yea so this is what our game is now

The Musketeers cast is one of the best, most interesting looking casts I’ve  seen in ages. Because you’ve got Santiago Cabrera and Luke Pasqualino who are almost comically handsome against Tom Burke and Howard Charles. Now, they’re not bad looking, but they’re definitely not classically, Disney Prince handsome.  Howard Charles is rugged and has a killer smile, but Tom Burke looks like strategically shaved bear and I am NOT MAD ABOUT IT. 

Then you’ve got the women and almost all of them look completely different from each other (not a given, think about it), but are somehow equally gorgeous? 


Gillian:  I didn’t really base her on anybody.  Um…but she’s British so, uh, she has a British accent.

Interviewer:  Now we see, we’ve actually seen you on the red carpet in the UK and you actually had the British accent.  Are you like a chameleon, whenever you go around to different countries you just take on the….?  

Gillian:  No, I would but then I’d be talking in an Australian accent right now.  You know people are obsessed with this.  This is a really fascinating thing I’m finding cause people are completely obsessed with uh, what accent I have at any particular time.  And there is a reallyclear answer for it which is that I grew up in England and that was my first language, so to speak, and I live there now, and um….when I’m in the UK it’s really hard for me not to fall into the rhythm of that accent.  


anonymous asked:

remember when phil made that joke video about how he was actually not british and how he was american and spoke in an american accent and never explained it and people still to this day believe him? king of comedy. also a tiny bit suspicious

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