re interpretation

anonymous asked:

Tea leaves! Sorry for the confusion lol

When I say we’re interpreting tea leaves I mean, we’re just looking at all the info we can and trying to make sense of it. And my point about confirmation bias is simply that it is a very real thing. For example: I want OT4 to get back together. I want Harry to have a successful solo career that doesn’t negate his time with 1D. So I often look for things to support my argument that that’s true. If I wanted to gather evidence that Harry hates 1D and doesn’t want anything to do with them I’d probably start making a thing of him changing all his photos on Facebook. But, I also get the rebrand that needs to happen. So, I don’t see it that way. We like to think that we’re objective gatherers of information but we’re really not. And I mean every single person on the planet. Myself included.

I hope that makes sense.

I honestly adore the fact that Kaneki’s companions are people that he had once been in life-or-death fights against. It’s incredible that they’ve all found a common ground and respect for Kaneki as their King. Also, I love the implication that Kaneki’s got such a close and trusting relationship with Ayato that they can wordlessly communicate. Probably of all of this group he trusts Ayato the most, which - to me - reads as “I love Hinami like a daughter and you are her boyfriend so I trust you” and vice versa “You were good to my sister even when I wasn’t, and you’re someone Hinami cares about so I trust you”. I mean, what else do they really have on a basal emotional level rather than the grand scheme of “we want to live safely as ghouls”? They met back up saving Hinami and she’s kind of what’s holding their group together.

ppl completely misinterpret sherlock’s character when they argue that he wants a morally grey/dark intellectual equal. we were already told that he doesn’t enjoy ppl like that when we saw him constantly clash with mycroft and irene or even magnussen, like.. he’s literally disgusted by ppl like that and that’s a core element of his character.. if you don’t get that you’re not paying attention, it’s not a matter of interpretation, you’re just not understanding him. he’s rude and he’s willing to disregard the rules™, sure, but he is not morally grey, everything is for The Greater Good at this point, even if he says otherwise to act tough..

he has strong morals and more importantly, he admires people who have strong moral principles, see: anything he said about john ever. it’s not a coincidence he surrounds himself with ppl like john and mrs hudson and lestrade. they are all “ordinary” but good people with strong morals. that’s what sherlock admires, not mycroft or irene, and DEFINITELY not moriarty

With Naruto Shippuden reaching its end, dailynaruto would like to invite you all to participate in naruto week 2017! An upcoming event dedicated to the Naruto series, which will be held on April 10 to April 16.  Share your love for the series through graphics, gifs, fanfics, fanarts etc. and tag it with #narutoweek2017(within the first 5 tags and without spaces) so everyone can see and reblog it.

Each day has three options you can choose from. These prompts are meant as guidelines and you’re free to interpret them as you wish.  But remember, all entries must be your own work. Reposts will be ignored and/or deleted. So without further ado, here are the prompts:

  • April 10 || Day 1: Team 7 // Childhood // Favorite Character
  • April 11 || Day 2: Team 8 // Mission // Favorite Quote
  • April 12 || Day 3: Team Gai // Bonds // Favorite Fight
  • April 13 || Day 4: Team 10 // Growth // Favorite Arc
  • April 14 || Day 5: Sand siblings // Traditions // Favorite Media
  • April 15 || Day 6: Akatsuki // Last Words // Favorite Opening or Ending
  • April 16 || Day 7: Next Generation // Nostalgia // Free Choice

If you  need the prompts further explained or have any questions send an ask or message to @dailynaruto​! Feel free to reblog this posts to spread the word. Have fun!

Interpreters re: Trump

“[Trump] rarely speaks logically, and he only emphasizes one side of things as if it were the absolute truth. There are lots of moments when I suspected his assertions were factually dubious… He is so overconfident and yet so logically unconvincing that my interpreter friends and I often joke that if we translated his words as they are, we would end up making ourselves sound stupid.”

– Japanese Interpreter Chikako Tsuruta

“You realize, at that moment, that you have written something very unpleasant to read. Trump’s vocabulary is limited, his syntax is broken; he repeats the same phrases over and over, forcing the translator to follow suit. The translator has to translate the content and the style. So that is what I do, and reading Trump in French, which is a very structured and logical language, reveals the poor quality of his language and, consequently, of his thought.”

– French Interpreter Bérengère Viennot

via HuffPo


Lesley Sharp:
“When Sky is copying people’s speech patterns, we both had to learn the square root of pi to two or three dozen decimal places, but it was almost impossible to keep up with David.  His speech pattern, the rate at which he speaks, is phenomenally fast.  Really, really quick.  He learns pages and pages and pages.  And the rate at which he speaks is the rate at which he thinks.  Russell explained to me that David’s Doctor has a lot to say, because that’s David.  He’s so bright.  Isn’t that brilliant though?  The things that Russell thinks about and then re-interprets - I think they’re both amazing.”
        – from DWM #397

From the Midnight DVD Commentary (with David Tennant, Russell T. Davies, and director Alice Troughton):
David Tennant: We did rehearse the pi-number quite a lot…
Russell T. Davies: I remember you learning that the day after you got the script!  
DT: Yeah, I just thought, “Oh, I see…”
RTD:  You walked into the Sontaran read-though and just rattled off the square root of pi!
DT:  I got the script the night before, and thought, “He’s given me the square root of pi to 30 decimal places…  I’m gonna show him.”
RTD & Alice Troughton:  [big laugh]
DT: …and I got up early, and learnt it over breakfast
RTD: And it was brilliant!

⭐ SHALLUREITH WEEK - March 4th until the 10th⭐

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A whole week dedicated to Shiro, Allura and Keith. The prompts for this event week are:

  • Day 1 (3/04): Chocolate
  • Day 2 (3/05): Waves
  • Day 3 (3/06): Pets
  • Day 4 (3/07): Loss
  • Day 5 (3/08): Sound
  • Day 6 (3/09): Stars
  • Day 7 (3/10): Free Day

Use the tag #shallureithweek when posting your works. Please reblog and spread this post as much as possible.

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One of the risks of being quiet is that the other people can fill your silence with their own interpretation: You’re bored. You’re depressed. You’re shy. You’re stuck up. You’re judgmental. When others can’t read us, they write their own story—not always one we choose or that’s true to who we are.
—  Sophia Dembling’s The Introvert’s Way

anonymous asked:

hey if you don't mind,,,, can i ask what sort of research you put into having a diverse cast in Sharp Zero? Did you have anyone you could ask about respectful representation questions? I ask because i was thinking about diversifying my own cast but m worried that i'll mess something up

uh i go according to the opinions and wants of that people group and talk to em? like p much write them as people with their experiences in mind when it comes to framing your story. like be careful who you frame as bad guys and how they’re interpreted in the context of your story. like aka white savior trope or only POC character is the villain and shit like that. the best is to just talk to people and how they feel about media and which already existing characters they identify with. 

read reviews by different kinds of people about media and listen to them and how they think and feel. always remember that they’re real people and not a list of traits and always treat your characters like that too. and remember that everyone feels differently about things and not one person is an advocate for that entire people group. 

and honestly its better to create a diverse cast and get things wrong but work on making it better and learning than having an oatmeal cast just to play it safe. 

best wishes!

anonymous asked:

yo spooks will these asks affect how the human will act during the actual comic or what

Nah. Their actions are predetermined.

These interact with the comic in the same way the ones I used to draw out do, meaning that they are just to expand on the characters and perhaps better explain how they’re interpreting situations. I just don’t have enough time(coughmotivationcough) for drawing them out anymore.

I’m just bored and like interacting with you guys.


I figured the official versions of the Goddes of War costumes would be based on Kenshin and Shingen’s armour sprites already, so I went with regular kimono stuff.

BG and naginata is taken from official avatars. Makeup referenced/copied of existing avatars too, but tweaked. Well. The eyes are. The lips are copy-pasted. Biwa edited from an existing shamisen avatar. Clothes and hair pieces all drawn by me. 

Lady Uesugi’s one was meant to have a “priestess” image, after Kenshin’s “Bishamonten”/God of War name. Although… I guess it’s mismatched because it’s more like an onmyouji/shinto priestess outfit :( Even though it’s not historical, I like Kenshin’s white hood armour, so I gave her a veil/hood. I’ve read that Kenshin liked to play musical instruments even in the battlefield, so I gave her a biwa. (the non-biwa avatar is just to show you the parts of the dress that got covered)

Lade Takeda’s one is just a re-interpretation of the Furin Kazan kimono that we had as early clear bonus. Her hairpin is in the shape of the Takeda crest. It’s a very simple concept, I guess, so I don’t have much to say about it, haha. I gave her a naginata because it’s said that samurai women usually fight with a naginata, not a sword.

Anonymous said:

My favorite novels encourage readers to read between the lines. But when I try to write like that, beta readers get entirely the wrong idea, or frustrated enough to throw the story away. How do you properly infer something without spelling it out? Or should I just use an omniscient narrator that tells the reader what the clues are and what they add up to?

This is a difficult thing to define, because “reading between the lines” can mean a lot of things with fiction. Literature classes teach us to do this, and we learn about wordplay, foreshadowing, theme, motifs, and symbolism, and we’re taught how to interpret these things so that we can better understand what we’re reading. What’s funny about that, though, is that you’ll go on to discover that the author never intended for those things to be interpreted that way. These things either came about naturally or people are seeing what they want to see. So, I think this type of “reading between the lines” is not something you should think too hard about as a writer. Don’t force it. If a natural symbol, theme, motif–whatever–comes about as you are writing, definitely run with it, but don’t ram it down anyone’s throat. It’s better that a reader not see it than for it to be obvious.

When it comes to “reading between the lines” with things like clues and foreshadowing, though, there’s a delicate balance that must be achieved. Let’s say you’re writing a murder mystery, and you’re trying to deflect suspicion away from the real killer. That’s great and all, but there still have to be subtle clues that point to the real killer. Otherwise you’re cheating. When the killer is revealed, the reader needs to be able to think back to all the clues that pointed their way, even if they didn’t realize it at the time. You want those kinds of clues to be subtle in the moment but obvious in retrospect. If the narrator bludgeons the reader with the clue–HEY! LOOK AT THESE MUDDY SHOE PRINTS TED IS LEAVING! LOOK AT THEM! LOOK AT THEM! WHERE WAS HE? WHY WAS HE SOMEPLACE MUDDY WHEN HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT THE OFFICE? THIS IS SUSPICIOUS! LOOK AT THEM!!!!–the reader is going to suspect Ted of being the murderer, and may figure it out well before the big reveal. That ruins the fun. But, on the other hand, you don’t want to gloss over it. Ted reached down to wipe a smudge of dirt off the top of his shoe and said, “I’m late for my meeting. Let’s go.”  A smudge of dirt on the top of his shoe is nothing. When Ted is revealed to be the killer, no one will remember the smudge of dirt and think, “Yes! That must have happened when he buried the body.” Instead, you want to make it more obvious while making it seem like no big deal. 

The sole of Ted’s shoes were encrusted with mud, probably from having to park in the unpaved satellite lot this morning. “Did you get stuck in Z-Lot today?” 

He looks at me for a moment, a blank, blinking stare. “Oh–yeah,” he says finally. “And, of course it rained last night,” he adds, gesturing to the mud on his shoes.

This makes the mud suspicious for a moment, but then explains it away. Later, the MC can see Ted’s car in the main lot, so the MC can think, “He must have gone out to move it at lunch.” And that’s that. But, later on, when clues and lies and things start to stack up, and we find out Ted is the real killer and he stalked across a muddy field that morning after hiding the body, then the MC and the reader can think, “So THAT’S why his shoes were muddy.”

Have a writing question? I’d love to hear from you! Please be sure to read my ask rules and master list first or your question will not be answered. :)

I should note that if you’re butch and interpreted dysphoria as attraction to men, usually before coming to terms with being dysphoric (Ah! I’m totally not dysphoric at all! I’m interested in men with broad shoulders :) Not in real life because they’re just gross people but yknow, in theory! I’m totally bi!) WELCOME TO THE CLUB. It’s something a lot of lesbians are embarrassed to talk about for fear of being seen as a fake but it’s a veeeeeeery common experience among the butches I know and it’s not weird or stupid. When there are no models out there for understanding what you are it makes it very difficult to understand and it wasn’t until I started reading about butches that I understood literally anything about my sexuality.

anonymous asked:

do you ever feel exhausted by the aromantic jake english guys. like that's just. so blatantly incorrect it's unbelievable. (this coming from an actual aroace) like jake is so blatantly Not. we get it you don't like dirkjake stop trying to turn jake's selfworth issues into something theyre not

I agree that a lot of the things Jake says at his lowest points that get used as evidence for him being aro, ace or both are probably intended to be things we’re meant to interpret as him having self esteem issues and having no idea how to handle being an introvert now that he’s among his extrovert friends in person, but, my personal philosophy with people evangelizing headcanons that I don’t agree with is just to block and move on. My general opinion is that creating the content that you like is better to spend energy on than being negative about content you don’t, if that makes sense, but I understand the exhaustion/frustration with people distilling things that feel obvious from our perspective into totally different interpretations that don’t gel with our own reading. Like, it feels shitty, right? But what I try to remember is that from their perspective, it feels shitty too. Also, and you can probably relate to this, I think most people in fandom can – a lot of them are young and using the media they like to explore their own situations, thoughts and feelings in a “safe” way, and I’m Old As Hell and not really comfortable getting directly involved. 

I just wanna talk about the shit I like, you know? I think it’s just that if I have X hours to spend rambling about Homestuck on the internet, I’d rather spend most of it creating the content and putting the meta out there that I identify with than slapping a bunch of negative stuff on here that is going to do nothing but make people who already feel victimized feel worse. Like, how does someone being (in my opinion) Wrong About A Fictional Character affect me? It doesn’t come from a malicious place like some of the discourse I actually do rail against occasionally does.

So, yeah. Their Jake isn’t my Jake, at all, but if people want to interpret what I see as a self esteem crisis plus having no idea how to deal with being a heavy introvert and growing up on an island with zero social learning and very little opportunity for learning emotional intelligence skills as indicators of aro/ace… eh. People want to see themselves in the characters they like, in general.

It’s probably more of a problem for you being aroace yourself, unfortunately – I have the privilege of being able to block that stuff and not feel like I’m cutting off my own access to part of my own community, for sure.