Stupid ways to remember prepositions and their case (genitive)
anything else that’s kinda long is probs genitive but then the genitive is slowly dying anyway so dative?? lol
these are prolly the most useful to start with:
wegen während (an)statt trotz
there are more but meh
and thus concludes this little series on prepositions and their cases and the stupid ways to remember them from your friendly neighbourhood linguist who is making vain attempts at german and hasn’t had any formal instruction in it for like a solid 7 years and is trying to fill in major gaps in her knowledge bc bitch just did not pay much attention in class sometimes bc teenage angst probs?? ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy therefore any corrections are most welcome bc the best way to learn is to fuck up :D:D:D
Hi! For the Detective Conan questions: 1, 3, 11, 15, 18!
1. How did you get into Detective Conan, and what was your first case?
I don’t actually remember the very first case I watched. I’m pretty sure it was a filler episode, and it completely failed to capture my interest at the time. That was actually in high school. In college, I saw a bunch of DC fics on my favorite FMA author’s favorites lists on FFN and decided to give the series another shot, so I watched the Last Wizard of the Century–it seemed like one of the more interesting movies, from the description. It was. I loved it and was hooked. After that, I think I found the first volume of the manga, so my first canon case was the roller-coaster decapitation.
3. What is your favourite DC trope? (A recurring quote, action, joke etc.)
This was hard because while I kinda like all the recurring things happening as a whole–it’s a little comforting, knowing that things will happen according to a certain pattern–a lot of them annoy me individually. I think my favorite might be Heiji calling Conan Kudou, and then trying to cover for it in various ways. It’s still hilarious. He’s so bad at lying.
11. Which character do you least and/or most identify with?
So, I’ve mentioned this before, but I kinda identify with Shinichi. This is for a couple of reasons, many of which are oddly personal for a character who is part Holmes analogue and part everyman. I feel like a lot of us also really identify with Megure, who is the most canonically invested in keeping the kids safely away from mysteries and is also perpetually tired.
I’ve also complained about this before, but I find Bourbon’s motivations really…well, hard to understand isn’t quite the right phrasing. I understand what Gosho was going for there but I don’t like it and as a whole picture I don’t think it actually makes a lot of sense. I don’t want to turn this into another Bourbon rant but just say that while I think he has a certain aesthetic appeal and does do cool things on occasion, I find him extremely hard to relate to.
15. Which is your favourite movie?
I’ve watched more than half of the movies by this point and Last Wizard of the Century is still my absolute goshdarn favorite. I love the case, I love the character interactions, I love the history (which was accurate at the time it was made) and the animation is gorgeous. I have gotten a friend into the series by putting that movie on for them; I personally think it’s a better introduction to many of the series’ high points than the first episode is.
18. If you could have any of Conan’s gadgets, which would it be?
If I could have a working voice-changing bowtie, that would be pretty neat. I’m not sure what I’d do with it, practically, but most of Conan’s gadgets are only really necessary for small children living dangerous lives. The bowtie, however, has fun potential. Like, I wouldn’t do prank calls on strangers but friends are fair game. Also, like, could you use the thing to, I don’t know, voice an audiobook or a cartoon all by yourself by changing the voices? (Probably, as long as you can act, which I can’t…but let me dream!)
um every time I think about Trimberly going to Prom all I imagine is Kimberly, for once, actually being excited to go to a school event
Kimberly doesn’t care, she wears this bright yellow suit to prom, and Trini wears a pink one
They have pocket squares of their own colors
Trini parents are upset at first, but Trini’s dad supports it whenever Trini’s mom isn’t around
Kimberly thinks Limo’s are overrated, so Trini takes that as picking her up by sitting in the back of Jason’s trunk with a sign saying, “Kimberly is my most favorite person ever”
The boys all switch up each others colors, and Zack sneaks in some vodka
Before Trimberly show up they take pictures in front of Kim’s house, and more than half of the pictures are either blurry because Kim’s dad can’t seem to work the phone, or the boys are photobombing it
There is this really cute one of Kimberly kissing Trini’s forehead and it immediately joins one of the many pictures in Kim’s room, and it’s one of her favorites
Trini gets it and puts it in her wallet and her locker
Everyone is jealous of how good the Rangers look when they show up
Zack gets drunk and goes on stage and grabs a microphone, “This speech is for my mom, who’s the coolest mom ever, and for my best friend who looks like a little bird that will kill you.”
Everyone knows he’s talking about Trini, and when one of the lights find her, she’s in the corner making out with Kimberly
Kimberly has to stop Trini from killing Zack
Billy doesn’t understand what exactly happened, so Jason tried to explain to him, but kept laughing
When Zack finally gets kicked out they drive him to sonic to get him his favorite milkshake
When I was fourteen or fifteen, I liked to draw. I’d look up internet tutorials on how to draw the human figure, and nearly all of them suggested going outside and sketching anyone who goes by. Not only was this relaxing, but I noticed my art style become more realistic over time. I think we can apply similar concepts as writers to improve sensory description.
How to practice: Try writing down specific details about the people you see. How is their walking gait? What does their voice sound like? What quirks about them stand out as you observe them? Write down descriptions using all of the senses (except maybe taste) and, over time, you’ll notice your words become more lively.
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to benefit from observation skills. Writing stories is all about noticing connections and seeing the extraordinary in ordinary life. People watching can boost your ability to notice little details and recognize them as important, and it can help you sense patterns more easily.
How to practice: In this case, remember once again that you are not Sherlock Holmes. Don’t assume that you know a person’s life story based on what socks they’re wearing (and definitely don’t try making such assumptions with friends or family).
Try to take in people who pass by and the small, unique details about them. Notice how they’re interacting with other people and the world around them. Think about why that might be and write down any thoughts or connections that interest you.
Writing first drafts can paralyze anyone. We all know that getting the words out is the first, most important step, but that can feel like torture sometimes. If you’re a hesitant writer, freewriting can help you feel less self-conscious when writing and jot down thoughts or impressions as they come. Other exercises can help you with editing later on, but you can’t get there unless you freewrite.
How to practice: Write down anything that strikes you without worrying whether it’s important or you’ll use it later. I like to focus on one person per minute and during that time, write anything that I find interesting. Once the sixty seconds are up, I move onto another person and continue that cycle as long as I want to keep going. With time, you’ll get faster and may notice that words come more easily.
In the book Stargirl, one of my favorite parts is when Stargirl and Leo go to the park and play a game where they make up stories about the strangers they pass. As they connect together little observations, they create vivid backstories that may not necessarily be true, but that’s not the point. What matters is stretching their minds.
How to practice: Play this game for yourself. Pick a person at random and, piecing together little details you notice about them, give them a backstory. What are they doing, and where are they going (both right now and in the long-term)? Why are they hurrying so quickly to wherever they’re going or walking almost aimlessly along? Don’t worry about getting it “right” so much as creating an interesting story for this person.
Developing empathy as a writer is so important, though not often talked about. If you can put yourself in the shoes of another person and consider what complexities, challenges, and little joys life holds for them, you will create emotionally powerful pieces. People watching helps train your eye to notice those around you more and remember that yours is not the only voice in the world.
How to practice: Remember the definition of the word “sonder:” the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Look for those complexities. Notice relationships. Notice facial expressions and emotions. Don’t just look at them but see them, and write down what strikes you about them.
listen to me. listen. jensen ackles is so hot. the only singular thought in my head when he’s on screen is “hot.” I’ve been staring at his fucking face for the past four years of my life and still it’s just. hot. you’d think I’d get used to it? get over it? grow weary of it? my tired eyes cannot take this much longer. he’s so hot. why am I like this. hot.
Summary: The first words you’ll hear your soulmate say are tattooed onto your skin from birth. You hear the words, but in the worst possible situation - he’s in love with your close friend. Scenario: Soulmate AU, angst, fluff Word Count: 5,746
To celebrate the release of chapter #1000 and recently reaching 200 million copies in sales, here’s a question list I’ve compiled for all the DC fans out there! Reblog/comment and I’ll send you some numbers…spread the love!! (& feel free to edit the list as well)
How did you get into Detective Conan, and what was your first case?
How far along are you in the manga/anime/movies?
What is your favourite DC trope? (A recurring quote, action, joke etc.)
Who is your favourite male character (+ a scene he appears in)?
Who is your favourite female character (+ a scene she appears in)?
Which character would you most want as a sidekick?
Which character would you least want as an enemy?
What is your most memorable Black Organization moment?
What is your favourite/most memorable case?
Have you memorised any DC quotes by heart? What is your favourite/most memorable quote?
Which character do you least and/or most identify with?
What are some interesting facts/trivia you’ve learned from the series?
If you were to take the place of any one character, who would it be and why?
If you were to form your own Detective Boys squad, who are 5 characters you’d choose to join the team?
Which is your favourite movie?
What plot twist shocked you the most so far?
Which cases and/or trick(s) did you find to be most impressive?
If you could have any of Conan’s gadgets, which would it be?
If you could revive any one of the deceased characters, who would it be?
Which recurring character do you wish would get more screen time?
Favourite OP and ED from the anime?
What’s your top pick for the most terrifying moment in the series?
What’s your top pick for the most heartbreaking moment in the series?
Name a trick/case you solved before Conan did!
Have you ever sympathised with a murderer’s motive? If so, which one?
Put yourself in the victim’s shoes. Name a case that you would least want to be the victim of.
Besides Detective Conan, what’s another detective story/series you’d recommend?
What other anime/series would make for your dream crossover with the DC universe?
If you could ask Gosho Aoyama one question, what would it be?
What’s something you hope to see happen in the series?
If you could change one thing about the series, what would it be?
What are your speculations about the end of the series? (And how would you end it?)