Random desi dude trying to get an arranged marriage on facebook:
hallo........wad up u r very beautiful. I wuld like to establish the franship wit u. pls send ur biodata......,,,pls respond........hallooooo......
thya and i are both super busy right now, so we’re posting this while we get our next lesson put together. practice conjugating all of these verbs into past and present tense, future tense as well if you know it.
-dam verbs tinadam [తినడం] - to eat tagadam [తాగడం] - to drink tarigettadam [పరిగెత్తడం] - to run aagadam [ఆగడం] - to wait vadileyadam [వదిలేయడం] - to leave alone brathakadam [బ్రతకడం] - to live puttadam [పుట్టడం] - to be born dorakadam [దొరకడం] - to find cheyyadam [చెయ్యడం] - to do anadam [అనడం] - to say choodadam [చూడడం] - to see eeyadam [ఈయడం] - to give matlaadadam [మాట్లాడడం] - to talk prasninchadam [ప్రశ్నించడం] - to ask raayadam [రాయడం] - to write pettadam [పెట్టడం] - to put nammadam [నమ్మడం] - to believe/trust
-vadam verbs povadam [పోవడం] - to go pilavadam [పిలవడం] - to call marchipovadam [మర్చిపోవడం] - to forget telavadam [తేలడం] - to know telusukovadam [తెలుసుకోవడం] - to get to know ohdipovadam [ఓడిపోవడం] - to lose gelavadam [గెలవడం] - to win vellipovadam [వెళ్లిపోవడం] - to leave padipovadam [పడిపోవడం] - to fall chanipovadam [చనిపోవడం] - to die raavadam [రావడం] - to come aravadam [అరవడం] - to yell koorchovadam [కూర్చోవడం] - to sit nilchoovadam [నిల్చోవడం] - to stand chadavadam [చదవడం] - to read
-kovadam verbs teesukovadam [తీసుకోవడం] - to take tecchukovadam [తెచ్చుకోవడం] - to bring aadukovadam [ఆదుకోవడం] - to play pandukovadam [పండుకోవడం] - to sleep pattukovadam [పట్టుకోవడం] - to hold choosukovadam [చూసుకోవడం] - to take care of/watch/look
I’m really bitter that Slav doesn’t have an aesthetically pleasing design because he’s clearly meant to be South Asian coded (and he’s voiced by Pakistani-American actor Iqbal Theba). And on top of that, he’s clearly treated as a joke both in the show and by fandom at large. Slav is meant to be one of the most brilliant minds in the universe, and he was held in a high security Galra prison so that the Galra could extract his knowledge. He build gravity-bending technology. He probably suffers from PTSD. He could have been all this while also being South Asian coded.
And yet Voltron made the choice to give him a frankly ridiculous design and treat him as this quirky joke of an alien as opposed to a character with legitimate depth. That fact is honestly so disappointing because South Asians are always looking for representation in media, and especially children’s cartoons since we don’t get enough as is. We deserved better.