pretty in colour

being multilingual like...

What people think it’s like:

  • *speaks multiple languages fluently on command*
  • *is very sophisticated*

What it’s actually like:

  • constantly speaking to people in the wrong language
  • managing to squeeze 3 or 4 languages into one sentence without noticing
  • gradually forgetting your first and second language, while not speaking anything fluently anymore. not even your first language is safe
  • Grammar? What grammar? Which grammar??!!
  • being permanently confused
  • can’t even order bread at a Danish bakery after 2 years of language training
  • cry and curse yourself for moving somewhere where they don’t speak English or your first language. but mostly cry. and weep
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Witches and wizards often reveal themselves to each other in public by wearing purple or green, often in combination. In Britain purple has an association with both royalty and religion. (…) Green has long had a supernatural connection in the UK. (…) Green is the colour of much ‘Dark’ magic; of the 'Dark Mark’, of the luminescent potion in which Voldemort conceals one of his Horcruxes, of many 'Dark’ spells and curses, and of Slytherin house. 

The combination of purple and green, therefore, is suggestive of both sides of magic: the noble and the ignoble, the helpful and the destructive.

10

Taylor Swift as ‘Stella Swan’ in Firelight.