oldest living

cloak-of-persephone  asked:

how long do witchers live?

Thanks for the ask! :)

Headcanon: Age and Lifespan of a Witcher

How long Witchers live is relatively unknown. All that is known is that they are able to live for hundreds of years, similar to sorceresses. Sadly, most Witchers die long before they would naturally. Most end up dead in a swamp or a cave due to one too many monster contract. :( Vesemir was one of the oldest Witchers ever but even he wasn’t able to die in his bed. Geralt is the oldest known living Witcher at around 100 years old. However there are likely more Witchers still unaccounted for in the Witcher universe that may be older. The Witcher world is huge and has many monsters that need slaying. Since Geralt has now mostly retired, he may be the first Witcher to die in his own bed. This could be crucial for researchers in finding out how old a Witcher can live to be.

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Nanjolno (Eli’s Seiyuu) talking about μ’s Disbandment & Aqours’ Position

With Aqours’ First Love Live being over and the Rikyako incident, I felt that it was appropriate to post screen caps of this video~

Bonus:

Parrot of the Week 6

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Kākāpō

Scientific Name: Strigops habroptilus

Classification: Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Psittaciformes >  Family: Strigopidae > Genus: Strigops > Species: habroptilus

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered; there are 153 as of 2016

Other Common Names: Night parrot, owl parrot, tarapo, tarepo

Average Length (wild): 23 – 25 in, 58 – 64 cm

Average Weight (wild): 2 – 9 lb, 0.95 – 4 kg

Originally posted by jesuisbavarde

Average Lifespan: 58 years, but have potential to live into their 90s. Their exact lifespan is unknown. Researchers in the recovery program will know when the kakapo hatched in the recovery effort die of old age, which could be decades from now.

(Above: Historic range; Below: Current range)

Native Range: Used to live from the far north of the North Island to the south of the South Island. Now they are only found on offshore islands that are protected areas without introduced predators. It is not believed that there are any left on the main land of New Zealand, when the recovery program began they were all captured from the Fiordland National Park and brought to protected zones. They currently live on Codfish Island (Whenua Hau), Little Barrier Island (Hauturu ao Toi), and Anchor Island.

Naturalized Range: N/A

Natural Habitat: Formally from sea level to near tops of mountains. They are ground dwellers who live in forest substrate and scrubland.

Flock Size: They are solitary, gathering only to breed

Originally posted by svartvitkatt

Call: Loud screeching “skraark

Breeding: They do not breed every year, as they will only breed when there is enough rimu fruit.

Breeding season starts around December and lasts until April

They engage in “lek” breeding, which is when the males compete for female attention. They are the only parrot species and New Zealand bird species to do this.

The male inflates like a balloon, and then emits a low boom which can be heard from up to 5 km away. This lets any females in the area know that he is ready to mate

After 20 -30 booms, the male emits a high-pitched ‘ching’, which pinpoints his position, allowing females to find him

This booming and chinging can last for 8 hours nonstop every night for 2-3 months during breeding season

(Above: Booming Sketch)

Nesting: The female lays 1-4 eggs. They are similar in size to chicken eggs and will hatch after 30 days. The female raises them by herself, and has to leave the nest at night to search for food. After 10 weeks, the fledglings leave the nest, but may still be fed by their mother for up to 6 months.

Wild Diet: The berries of the Rimu plant (see picture) are their favorite food. They also eat parts of other native plants, including the fruits, seeds, bark, bulbs, leaves, stems, mosses, ferns, fungi, and roots. Species include pink pine, stinkwood, Hall’s totara, and mountain flax. When food species that are important to their diet become abundant, they feed exclusively on it.

    Currently, they are also fed pellets, freeze-dried and frozen fruit, walnuts, and pine conelets by the recovery effort.

Sexually Dimorphic: Yes, the males are larger

Description (wild): The upper side of their body is green with random black, brown, and yellow barring and mottling. Their underparts are a yellow-green and have irregular yellow and brown barring. The face is yellow-brown and the beak is grey and smaller in females. The primary wing feathers are tipped with yellow in males and green and brown in females. The tail is green and brown with yellow and black barring and flecks.

Color Mutations: N/A

Noise Level: Loud

Talking Ability: N/A

Personality: They are nocturnal and solitary and roost on the ground or in trees during the day. When disturbed, they freeze, trying to blend in with their background.

Originally posted by biomorphosis

Behavioral Concerns: They are not equipped to deal with human intrusion and introduced predators, which caused their numbers to decline rapidly. By 1970, there were only 18 males left in Fiordland. In 1977, a small population of both males and females were found.

Health Concerns: Recently there has been an increase in cases of “crusty butt”, which is a viral infection that causes the cloaca to become inflamed, and presents like severe dermatitis. 

It is still unknown what is causing the virus and if it is infectious. There has been one death due to this infection, and treatment, a topical cream, seems to only help some individuals. 

As of now, it is only found on Codfish Island, and has been since 2002. 

It is being taken very seriously and is being closely monitored, with research being done to learn more about it.

Aviculture: N/A

History in Captivity: Some young chicks are raised in captivity as part of a Conservation attempt to save the species. Conservation and recovery of this species has been going one since 1977, when a population of both females and males were found on Stewart Island.

Fun Facts: They are the largest parrot species in the world (by weight) and possibly the oldest living bird!

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom

Sirocco, a male kakapo born March 23, 1997, was raised in captivity due to a illness that required he be hand raised and quarantined from other kakapo. He now thinks he’s human and is a conservation ambassador for the kakapo. 

He proved that kakapo can swim, after deciding to join one of the rangers’ family who were swimming in the ocean. He jumped off the jetty and paddled around for a bit before going back to shore, completely nonchalant. 

He is also the kakapo who made his species famous after “shagging” Mark Cawardine on the BBC series “Last Chance to See”. 

You can follow him on twitter @Spokesbird

Originally posted by jerkandcry

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Emma Morano — world’s oldest living person and last born in 1800s — dies at 117

  • Emma Morano — the world’s oldest living person and the last known person to have lived in the 1800s — has died at her home in Italy, the Associated Press reports.
  • She was 117.
  • Morano — born November 21, 1899 in Italy’s Piedmont region — died Saturday at her home in Verbania, according to the AP. Read more. (4/15/17, 5:29 PM)

anonymous asked:

Just joining the fandom, been listening to them from the beginning of the year. It's so hard to find their content >.< Could ya help me and post/tag a thread on their profiles? I mean the kinda profile fans have inside jokes with and everything, not their blood types (which is basically all I've been reading because IT'S SO HARD TO FIND THEIR CONTENT).

AHH welcome to the fandom bud!! Hmmm I think I know what you mean? I don’t think I remember seeing many of these so I’ll try and make a little one for you but I’m not sure how good it’ll be,, I don’t know how caught up I am with the fandom really and whatever inside jokes they have sdklnfsdlkfn BUT

Jae (Park Jaehyung):

- born 1992.09.15 !! (oldest member)

- lived first few years of his life in Argentina then in the United States then moved to Korea what a cool guy

- participated in the first season of Kpop Star along with Park Jimin, Lee Hi, Baek Ahyeon, Lee Michelle, Lee Seunghoon (Winner ;;), Yoon Hyunsang etc. and placed 6th!! leading him to join JYP Entertainment 

- had a youtube channel called yellowpostitman when he was a small baby and sang covers on there :’‘)

- hosts asc (after school club) with his pals Jimin and Kevin

- does vocals and guitar in Day6!!

- is called Chicken Little (cause he looks like him like really does it’s wow), Sweg Chicken (he doesn’t even know what this means why’s he called that)

- uses a lot of hashtags like.. calm down my guy

- wanted to have long hair the way JB from Got7 did at one time it was the cutest

- is the designated English speaker in the group and you can watch one of my favourite clips of him speaking English here!! (you feel me? you feel me Brian?) incredible

- can play badminton !!!! and was on Cool Kiz on the Block (?) for that

Sungjin (Park Sungjin):

- born 1993.01.16 (leader!!)

- does vocals and guitar and can also do percussion (I’m not sure the term for the instrument apologies) as you can see in a couple of their radio covers and in this predebut performance as 5live

- needs to let Wonpil live

- says that he’s the most emotional at dawn xdknvfkldnfs

- a legendary dancer

- people used to joke that it was his fault Day6 didn’t go on variety shows because he once went on Hidden Singer with Park Jinyoung (JYP) and was pretty nervous and couldn’t speak very well

- he’s like a dad but is actually a mystery to me???? because somehow he’s simultaneously a lame joke bad pun kind of dad and such a savage so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- has a gorgeous, super distinct voice it’s really amazing one of my favourite voices

- is called Bob because Jae thinks he looks like Bob the Builder which.. I have no words for..

- also has suCH a beautiful laugh,, they all have beautiful laughs though !!

Young K (Brian Kang or Kang Younghyun):

- born 1993.12.19

- stage name is Young K and he always tries to get people to call him that but everyone still calls him Brian

- lived in Canada !!!! my Canadian bro

- when he lived in Canada performed songs on a youtube channel with his pal Terry He !!! (Terry and pals made a cover of Congratulations when Brian debuted you can watch it here ;;)

- when in Canada was also in a band with Terry called KMESS + one called 3rd Degree

- does vocals, rap and bass

- originally played guitar before debuting with Day6 and didn’t get along with Jae (this isn’t the right wording but) when they first trained together because he took his guitar spot and he had to learn bass but they’re great buds now

- told YG to get an attitude (some peeps say that’s not what he actually said but I’m going to believe it forever) you can see here !! truly iconic, legends only

- is studying in University !!!! while still balancing being a part of Day6 what a guy :’‘) he works very hard

- Did a song with Baek Ahyeon called Shouldn’t Have and here you can watch the cutest performance of it in the whole world look at his dancing and them smiliNG at each other if you ever need to be cheered up watch this 

- also watch this with him and Jae !! the best thing? in the whole world? another iconic moment

Wonpil (Kim Wonpil):

- born 1994.04.28

- is the most emotional member according to Sungjin

- does vocals, keyboard and synthesizer !!

this is what he looked like predebut sdfsklnfsk

(a shark angel?)

- they always give him trash for his pink sweater (especially Jae)

(idk what they’re talking about he looks like an angel)

- the sweetest cutest person in the whole world his nickname is Pirimili is that doesn’t prove it to you I don’t know what to say

- likes to snuggle and sometimes goes to Brian’s room dlknfskldnfl really an angel

- he’s also really funny and is almost as legendary of a dancer as Sungjin as you can see here

- also has a super distinct voice !!

- when Day6 need aegyo he’s the one they turn to

Dowoon (Yoon Dowoon):

- born 1995.08.25

- plays the drums !! (also sometimes sings a little tiny bit I hope we can hear more in the future his voice is lovely)

- is very shy especially when they first debuted

- when they first debuted he always had to practice speaking neutrally because he naturally speaks in dialect

- Brian loves him so much he loves making him sit on his lap they’re so cute sldknfskl

- everyone loves him so much really

- I don’t know I don’t have that much info on him really but he’s the most precious in the whole world

Some general things about Day6:

- were originally a 5 member band called 5live and became Day6 when Dowoon joined

- had a past member named Junhyeok who did vocals and the keyboard who left on February 27th, 2016 (I cried)

- good pals with Got7

- do a LOT of covers both in English and Korean on the radio !!

- are very frequent radio guests especially on Kiss the Radio

- are really a true band they’re incredibly talented and hard working and deserve all of the love in the world

SO that’s all I have for now? Everyone please feel free to correct anything I might have gotten wrong and add things that I missed !!

Additionally:

Here is a list of many of their radio covers made by @softwoc !!

And some good Day6 blogs off of the top of my head are @fyeahdaysix (+ all of the fyeah blogs) @theday6 @brianskangs @bryankang @youngk @jaechicken @wonpilimiri @its-youngk their content should be able to help you get into Day6 !!

I’ll try to add on anything I missed and I hope that you continue to enjoy and support Day6′s music :’‘)

An incomplete list of stuff in the pjo-verse that I would love to know more about:

  • Demigods who made it into adulthood. There must be a lot, especially if they lived their whole childhood at Camp Half-Blood. It’s assumed that there are no campers past college-age, which means that they all “graduate” and go into the mortal world. This wouldn’t even be a new concept; all of the Ancient Greek heroes were already adults, so making it in the mortal world might even be considered some kind of rite of passage. I would particularly love to know how the Greek demigods handled the Battle of the Labyrinth and the Battle of Manhattan—some of them must have wanted to help. Maybe there were some adults that joined Kronos. It’s peculiar, because the oldest modern demigod we know of by name is Luke, but there must have been some players in the war that were older than him.
  • Think about old campers coming back to visit and seeing their little siblings and bringing their kids!
  • There must be Hunters of Artemis who are daughters of the Big Three, which would add an incredibly interesting dynamic once Percy, Nico, Bianca, and Thalia emerged
  • Demeter’s kids could technically be eligible for the Great Prophecy, if we assume that “eldest gods” is used because the masculine form is dominant in the English language. This must have come up at least once over the 70 years that they were trying to figure out the prophecy, and I wonder how they came to the conclusion that her kids couldn’t be prophecy children.
  • How and when did the gods move to America? If they move with Western civilization, would they stay in England until America became a world power? Or did they sense the shift in the air as soon as the Revolution was won? Did George Washington lead the Revolution against the gods’ will (and have a huge fight with Athena about it)?
  • Literally how did Chiron not know about the Labyrinth entrance in the camp
  • When did the last Oracle die and like… who was she
  • When did Dionysus first come to camp
  • To what extent were the children of the Big Three involved in World War II and what happened to the ones under 16
  • To what extent were demigods involved in the Civil War
  • how many kids are in each cabin?
  • How many siblings does Annabeth have? are they really all blonde, and why, like does Athena just have a thing for blondes or something? does Annabeth like her siblings? is she the oldest?
  • Do Percy and Annabeth have actual friends at camp besides each other and Thalia and Grover?
  • Who are these famous demigods that we keep hearing about and like, do campers brag about their famous siblings ever? And do you honestly expect me to believe that no one in the camp besides Piper has ever been related to somebody famous? Like, hear me out: the gods definitely fuck celebrities all the time.
  • Are there any kids at camp with gay parents, because like… gods can do that (I’m looking at you, Athena)
  • How do things work at camp like where do they wash their clothes and does every cabin have bathrooms inside and how many bunks are in each cabin and which cabins are always sparse and which are always full?
  • Are they really not allowed to have technology? Surely the borders would protect them from attracting monsters when they’re using cellphones?
  • Is their a hierarchy at camp depending on godly parent? There must be. And there must be some people who are bitter about it. I bet the Zeus cabin used to rule the camp, back in the day
  • JUST GIVE ME SOME MORE DEMIGOD HISTORY, MAN. How was the camp founded? When was the camp founded? Oldest living demigods? Heroes of the Civil War and World War II and the Revolutionary War? Are all of the Beatles really demigods? Was camp ever segregated? Did George Washington have other demigods or was the army mostly mortal? Are we supposed to think that all wars throughout history had a demigod side and a mortal side? Who built the camp? Honestly, did they really only accept Olympian children until Percy came around? Like, frankly, I just don’t believe that it was never a problem until Luke???
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Happy Birthday Leigh Daniel “Dan” Avidan! (March 14, 1979) → “Don’t make fame your goal. Make your goal doing what you do to the best of your ability, and that’s something no one can take away from you.” 

(MAGFest concert photo in the mid-right corner courtesy of @kawaiittrash)


“Dan is one of the best human beings I’ve ever met in my life…if Dan says you’re cool, then you’re cool.” ~ Arin Hanson

“Danny is literally the worst person I know…one of the least talented and most selfish people I’ve ever met. I also think Danny is a total diva.”  ~ Brian Wecht

“Danny is a cute motherf*cker.” ~ Vernon Shaw

“He’s like 7 feet tall and a palm tree of hair.” ~ Barry Kramer

“I peer review Dan all the time. I look at him like ‘His thumbs look stupid’. I mean Dan looks like a big f*cking muppet, you know.” ~ Ross O’Donovan


“I would say Dan’s whole personality is badass positivity. He’s an awesome rock star, a hyperactive 8-year-old, and the world’s wisest oldest man, all living in the same brain.” ~ Phoenix Carver

The first time is serious business - Older!Damian Wayne x Reader

#10. Making love for the first time. Only slightly NSFW, mostly fluffy. And not great…Thank for the compliment by the way :), hope you’ll like it :

THERE’S SOME SORT OF PART TWO HERE : Titus likes you…too much

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The first time he saw you, he was barely ten years old. You were in the same class than him in Gotham Academy, and he noticed you right away because your uniform was old and had clearly been used before. He guessed pretty fast that you were one of those kids from poor families that his father gave a scholarship to, which meant, you were a smart one. 

“Smart”, didn’t even do justice to your intelligence. He never met anyone (that wasn’t his father or brothers) like you, you were extra-brainy, sometimes he even thought you were almost as astute as him…But not only, you were also full of wit and quick responses, and so damn brave. You were a short one, and yet, when he saw you get bullied by sixteen years old, he didn’t even had time to react and come help you that you already shot your foot to one of the guy’s crotch mercilessly. And then kicked his face. The two others bullies were so stunned, they just ran away. They ran away from a short ten year old girl…You were amazing. 

He pleaded to his father so that you wouldn’t get fired from school for kicking that guy’s ass, and Bruce was so impressed with you, and how his son defended you, that he pressured the school into keeping you. 

-I know it’s thanks to you I’m still here, so…yeah, thank you dude. 

-I didn’t do anything. 

-Lier. I know who your dad is. I know it’s thanks to him I have the opportunity to be in the best school of Gotham. And I know he convinced the school’s board not to fire me. My guts are telling me you’re the one responsible for your father’s intervention. So…Thanks. 

And that’s how you became friend with him. You quickly guessed he was the night vigilante “Robin”, and it wasn’t really a big deal. Maybe it was your child’s brain telling you that a hero, with all the costume wearing a people saving, such as him was just wicked cool, that you thought it really wasn’t a big deal On the contrary, you thought Damian was like, the coolest guy you ever met. After Batman and Nightwing of course. He made it his life goal to show you he was better than them…and it made you slowly fall for him as the years went by, and as you grew up together. 

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Voltron Demigod AU

Coran is a son of Dionysus. With his father being the god of craziness and wine Coran has his funny side and his ability to turn every liquid into wine from him. Due to him being one of the oldest Demigods to still live he teaches the other halfbloods about Monsters and Greek History with his awesome videos.

Allura and Pidge have Athena as their mother.
Allura got the wisdom part that makes her a great diplomat and strategist.
Pidge is extremly intelligent. She just knows everything about every possible topic and often invents incredible things.
Also both of them are skilled warriors and would kill you in seconds, but occasionally they sit together and just weave beautiful carpets.
Alluras carpets are extremely stunning and Pidges have various tech weaved inside. (She once made a flying one for Lance just so he can pretend to be Alladin) Pidge loves her tech and carries around a shield (The Aegis) that has every function imaginable from electrifying to making perfect pancakes. Allura has a staff. It has nothing special, its just a staff, but damn she is so skilled, she will slice up your throat with said staff.

Hunk is a son of Hepheistos and is able to understand and repair every tech within minutes.
Also he has a belt where he can summon tools and materials from, which he uses to create constructs in mid fight to crush his enemies heads. Hunk doesn’t have a favourite weapon since he likes to create them specially for the enemy he faces.

Lance, of course, is the son of Apollo, the sun god. He always shines like a small sun (the intensity depends on his mood)
He got his sharpshooting skills from his father. Lance is so good he can shoot an apple off an animate object in mid flight with just 2 seconds of preparation time. The bow he uses is from Hunk and his arrows are made by Pidge. Hunks bow is able to absorb Lances light and channel it to a bright arrow of pure and compressed sunshine. His other arrows have different functions but he just loves the ones who can create freezes things. Firstly because he can use them to spread his light to blind enemies and secondly because he always has a mirror to see himself and his flawless skin. But not only his shooting skills, Lance is also an incredible singer. Sometimes he just starts to sing so good that it disturbs all the others and stops them from working.

Shiros godly parent is nobody less than the godfather Zeus himself. Zeus granted Shiro with his leading abilities and the lighting that Shiro can create in his body. These lighting strikes are so strong that they can toast hundreds of enemies at once and so precise that said enemies are goldbrown without burned sides. Shiro likes to fight with his bare hands, but sometimes he uses massive metal sticks to strengthen his electro powers.

Keith never knew his heritage. He spent all his life searching for his parents and his purpose. Keith carries a dark dagger around that he somehow always possessed. One day, when he was nearly about to die he was saved Lance who just passed by. When the boy brought Keith to the others, the dagger activated itself and grew to a huge sword. The sword had a name carved in it “Hades”. Since then he trained every day to get better. With Hades came the power to manipulate the darkness. Contrary to Lance, Keith has an aura of darkness and he can shoot dark fire that steals life energy from organic matter and disintegrates non living matter. A cut from his sword has the same effect just worse.

Thanks for your attention on this very important topic.
  • Stannis: Consistently fair and reasonable (Giving up Dragonstone to Renly at Robert's command, offering peace with Renly and offering to name Renly his heir, offering freedom to the Free Folk, knighting Ser Davos and taking his fingers, burnings notwithstanding)
  • Stannis: Explicitly shown to truly love his daughter
  • Stannis: Best claimant to the throne, oldest living legitimate heir to King Robert Baratheon
  • Stannis: Only claimant to the throne to seriously consider threat of the White Walkers, and consider the justice and the laws of the land
  • Stannis: Tried and tested battle commander
  • Stannis: Explicitly shown as still having doubts about the Lord of Light
  • Stannis: Seriously, the only fucking claimant to the Iron Throne who sees the White Walkers as a real threat
  • GoT writers: So... This guy is the bad guy, right?
  • GoT writers: Meh let's just make him evil and incompetent, and then send him meekly to his grave
  • GoT writers: Better make him fanatically murder his daughter at the first opportunity just before he dies too, despite this being completely out of character, otherwise people might sympathise with him, he needs less fans as it is
  • Stannis: ...fewer...
Creepypasta #1061: Jenny

Length: Long

I work in a school that is over a hundred years old. We nicknamed it the Frankenschool because every time they built an addition it was like they slapped a brick box against a wall. The original school was in the centre and the additions enveloped around it. Some rooms are taller than others, some have curved walls, and some have windows that lead to nowhere. Think the Winchester mystery house only in school form.

My room was in the newest addition, which was built in 1976. It was a large, bright room that had great airflow which is important when it’s June and you are stuck in a solid brick building that is just collecting heat.

I was with the littlest kids, the babies of the school. The ones on their own for the first time. Usually they were a sweet bunch. A few nightmares here and there but, for the most part great kids from a small community.

The kids always joked that our room had a ghost. They named her Jenny. She was a nice ghost and whenever toys or crayons would go missing they would always blame Jenny. When they played in the house area, Jenny was always their mom. They would pretend to make cookies for Jenny, they would set the table for an extra spot for her. One day a group came over and told me it was Jenny’s birthday. I made a birthday crown for her and we made a pretend cake out of play-doh and sung her Happy Birthday. Jenny was loved by all the kids. 

After my first year in my room, I assumed that Jenny would be a thing of the past. The imaginary friend would become a fond kindergarten memory for my former students. That she was just something that group made up as a game.

The next October after a few weeks of getting to know my new group of little ones, they tell me about their new friend, Jenny. The cycle began again and it never went away. Every year the new kids tell me all about Jenny. They adore this imaginary girl. I’ve come to accept that Jenny is just part of our room.

So you might be wondering why I’m sharing this story here. It’s just a cute kindergarten tale of an imaginary girl. That’s what I thought until today. Today our school celebrated its 125th anniversary. We had a huge open house and invited the community in. We had a BBQ, the local museum came and shared archived photos, and we gave an award to the oldest living alumni, a 94 years old who started at the school in 1928 when he was 6. His name was Earl and to be honest, he was more than half dead. He sat slumped in his chair, slept most of the time and his family said he was lost in a sea of dementia.

Staff members were asked to stay in our rooms and allow visitors to tour our rooms and ask questions. The day was going great. I saw lots of old students. Some were even starting college! My, how my babies have grown! The funny thing is that every former student asked about Jenny. I was surprised that they still remembered her. A small group of former students gathered in the house centre, all different ages and shared their favourite Jenny memories. It was a sweet moment.

Later in the day a woman in her early 60’s came into my room. She walked around with amazement and awe. She told me that this used to be her room in the 80’s. She loved working with the little kids so much and she even pointed out little features in the room like the chunk missing from one of the cubbies was when a little boy brought a little saw for show and tell and he wanted to show his friends how it worked and he sawed a chunk out of his cubby. Or the paint marks on my old worn out desk were from when the kids painted a bunch of boxes for the spring play. We shared a bunch of laughs and then she looked at me with a twinkle in her eye.

“Is Jenny still here?” she asked.

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anonymous asked:

elias said that their mom was born in a different country, can you hear an accent of that when she speaks? i don't speak or understand norwegian so i can't hear anything but do Norwegians hear something?

Hey! No, she speaks perfectly fluent Norwegian which is very cool! I remember discussing this before it was mentioned on the show. I meant that it was completely possible for the mom and even Elias to have been born outside Norway, while the person I was arguing with said it was impossible to speak that well Norwegian unless you’re native. Bullshit! The Bakkoush family confused everyone because they spoke pretty differently.

Both Elias and Papa speaks with accents “broken” Norwegian if you like, while Sana and Mama speaks fluently.
But that probably depends a lot on who they surround themselves with. Papa is the oldest and assuningly he’s lived the longest in another country (Morocco?) he’s also a surgeon and that earns him respects, so he probably doesn’t feel like he need to speak fluently to fit in.

The mom wears a hijab and MIGHT (this is assumptions) feel like she isn’t taken seriously because of it, and speaking broken Norwegian would worsen that. So maybe she have put in more effort.

Elias speaks ‘kebabnorsk’ (read the wiki article if you’re interested!) and has a noticeable accent and his grammar isn’t perfect either. However I don’t doubt that he CANT speak perfectly fluent Norwegian if he wanted. This way of speaking isn’t uncommon in white Norwegians with a 100% Norwegian background either. He is mainly friends with people who are multicultural too, and it’s not weird that he speaks like he does. He probably couldn’t care less if people think of him as an immigrant, even though he’s Norwegian (in contrast to Sana, who cares a lot)

Sana speaks fluent Norwegian, however, when she is around the balloon boys she changes a little. Like in the first clip of Elias she started speaking more kebabnorsk, ghetto if you like, to them than she does with the girl squad.

Sorry for long answer but I’ve wanted to bring this up! Language is interesting!

Character Aesthetic: Morgan Le Fay

“Well,” he said, “suppose that Morgan is the queen of the fairies, or at any rate has to do with them, and that fairies are not the kind of creatures your nurse has told you about. Some people say they are the Oldest of All, who lived in England before the Romans came here— before us Saxons, before the Old Ones thelmselves—and that they have been driven underground. Some say they look like humans, like dwarfs, and others that they look ordinary, and others that they don’t look like anything at all, but put on various shapes as the fancy takes them. Whatever they look like, they have the knowledge of the ancient Gaels. They know things down there in their burrows which the human race has forgotten about, and quite a lot of these things are not good to hear.” (T.H. White; Once and Future King; The Sword in the Stone)