notes though

ok but when did the merlin fandom die? did everyone fall asleep? i’m a bit less active in the fandom for a few months and when i come back everyone’s gone? 

WHERE ARE YOU GUYS???

why aren’t things getting notes anymore? i noticed that on other people’s edits, but now i’m noticing it on mine as well. 

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“How do you keep your violin from getting stolen?”
Put it in a viola case.

“What’s the difference between a viola and an onion?”
No one cries when you cut up a viola.

I know I should let up with the viola jokes here, but I can’t help myself.  On a serious note, though, the viola was largely ignored as a solo instrument for centuries, which is admittedly baffling in the face of such a gloriously rich sound.

When I thought about how to wrap up this week dedicated to the viola, I considered mostly 20th century works, as that’s when the viola began to be really taken seriously as a solo instrument—and there is a lot of really glorious stuff to choose from. Britten, Bartok, Walton, Shostakovich (and the list continues) all wrote terrific stuff for the viola. But when it came down to it, at the end of a hard week, I really want something simply beautiful.

Thus, I bring you the first known concerto for viola, written by 17th & 18th-century composer Georg Philipp Telemann in the early 1700s. This rendition is played by the Bremer Barockorchester with Tomoe Badiarova on viola.

Thanks for joining us this week!  - Melinda Beasi

OKAY here’s what happened with J!

So today class was going really well, we talked about an assignment that is due on Monday and we talked about how to correctly write a thesis. We took a quiz and then J said that we had to get started on notes. Before he started notes though he sat against the table at the front of the room and decided to give us some advice. 

He said that he would recommend traveling to us while we are young and before we get out of college and get tied down by a job and family. He talked about how during college he took a year off to teach abroad and he ended up meeting his wife there so you never know what will happen in life. 

He finished and looked around and started getting up to go back to notes, but I have looked into teaching English overseas (through a company that I traveled to Europe through that offers it). So I was curious and I asked if he knew the language before he went. He turned around and smiled sitting right back down and we talked again for awhile on the subject (it was a group conversation not just me I was in class). 

THEN someone asked how him and his wife met!

HIS WIFE WAS HIS STUDENT!! 

GUYS I HAVE NEVER FANGIRLED SO MUCH IN MY LIFE!

He said that he had noticed her and that he knew she was shy so he said to her and another one of the students that he wanted to start learning Korean. 

AND THIS SLY GUY said that instead of doing it in a group that they should switch off days so he said that she should teach him Monday’s and Wednesday’s and that he should do Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and it was only because HE WANTED TO BE ALONE WITH HER! ( KILL ME NOW!)

So the other guy that he had asked to also tudor him had caught on and told her like ‘yeah he doesn’t study that hard when he’s with me’ and that was that. 


BUT LIKE HOLY MOLY MY FRIENDS THERE IS HOPE FOR US

Also since I am interested I talked to him after class and I am going to go see him during his office hours soon to talk more in depth about it.

I just thought I’d share because oh my good goodness. I couldn’t help but think if he hadn’t met her maybe he would’ve dated me but then I immediately regretted that because he seems happy and they have kids. I hope that we can be friends though because 1) He’s in my major field and 2)He seems like he has a lot of really good advice haha

Oh well, God’s got someone out there for me.(: 

“how are all these rookie groups skipping their what-were-their-stylists-even-thinking phases” buddy u know what it is. it’s them nct boys, absorbing every possible embarrassing look with every comeback and unit debut they have like sponges of suffering. all the grease-dreads and tin foil monkey suits the other rookies should’ve had to experience? nct really took that bullet for your faves. nct, kings of taking one for the team,, kings of making everyone else look good

RULE #1
Never cry. Why ruin your makeup or soak your brand new coat? Just keep it in or transform your sadness into anger. Anger is much more appealing than weakness.
RULE #2
Always chew gum. Blow bubbles, pop it in annoyance, chew it until it grows stringy and thin between your molars. Keep your mouth busy. That way you can’t say anything you don’t mean.
RULE #3
Bite your lip, not only will it attract the attention of the boy who holds his cup way too tight to have any idea what he’s doing with it, but it’ll also split open and your blood will act as a natural lip stain.
RULE #4
Soak your homework in orange juice and force it down your throat. Gulp it down, don’t you dare heave it up. Fill up your stomach with the paper and hope to god you’ll pass chemistry. Who knows, maybe trees will sprout and you’ll finally be able to take in oxygen. It’s the breakfast of champions.
RULE #5
Problems aren’t problems until you acknowledge that you have problems. So what if you drink a little too much on a school night? Who cares if you stand too long at the edge of the look-out point? Just flash them a smile, hike up your dress, laugh a little higher. It’s not running away from the issue if the issue doesn’t exist, right?
RULE #6
Lock your closet, skeletons are only meant to be seen in your health class.
RULE #7
Shatter your mirror, pick up a piece and hold it at arms length. There, now you can control what reflects back at you. Besides, it makes since to look at the individual parts of yourself, you’ve never been whole.
RULE #8
Stand up straight, don’t bow your head. Blue blood may not run through your veins but, unless it spills, no one has to know.
RULE #9
Remember that you’re a forest fire. You have poison underneath your finger nails. You are a wild thing, and wild things can not be tamed.
RULE #10
If you can’t be guaranteed heaven then give them hell.
—  MY TEARS ARE MADE OF ROSE WATER AND GASOLINE; TAKE A SHOT AND FEEL IT BURN // k.m.

I was thinking about Harry & Cho’s disastrous date and there was a post-it note next to my hand so… happy late valentines day!

on a sincere note though, you guys do know that 22 is not old and 30 is not ancient, right? like yeah by 30 you will hopefully have matured but hearing some of you talk like life ends at 30 is a little worrying. one day, not as far away as it may seem, you will be 30 and you will still be a person with value, you will probably still have a lot of the same interests, you will still use the internet, and you will still be you. you have your whole life ahead of you

i kept seeing this idea in several fanfics and it just stuck with me: that Bucky has always been a big nerd for anything sci-fi. there are stacks of books on his nightstand and more crammed in the shelves of their apartment, asimov, frank herbert, douglas adams and so on and he always carries a beaten up paperback with him to read in between briefings

What’s in my bag - Jack Zimmermann edition (as of his senior year)

(Bitty) (Lardo)

Voltron AU where everything is the same except the Blade of Marmora episode is basically the RING OF FIRE!!! scene from Finding Nemo

Kolivan: Brother Antok, proceed.
Antok: Keith! Newcomer of red and white! You have been called forth to the space between spaces to join us in the fraternal bonds of bladehood!
Keith: … huh?
Thace: We want you in our club, kid.

I headcanon that Genos has walked in on Saitama masturbating at least once and or several other times, they live together and are with eachother a whole lot so its honestly bound to happen sooner or later, I feel like Genos would just stare for a minute and then whip out a notepad and start taking notes too and that’s the funniest part about it .

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(Plz fullscreen omg.)

I felt like drawing a comic again. This is what happened. I don’t think I’ve ever drawn a dog that good before, even if it is only a ‘dog’.

You can imagine it, though? A man an his weird poodle cross, busking at the corner of Main Street every sunny day, and you’ve never heard a violin sound quite like that before, never heard music come that easily before, and it brightens your day every time you hear him.

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Who’s your favourite royal?