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내가, 네가, and 니가

Me, you and you~

It might’ve been some fast reading and responding on my part but guys, let’s just clear this up real quick:

내가 means me/I (我). 네가 means you (你).

But wait!!! Don’t “nae ga” and “nae ga” sound the same? How do I know which one refers to me and which one refers to you?

니가 is actually a dialect word for 너, which when combined with the particle 가, became 네가 (nae ga) meaning “you.”

[너+가 = 네가]

However, 니가 (ni ga) won the verbal battle due to its clarity and easier recognition when spoken and heard. If you want to be grammatically picky, 네가 is correct, but 니가 is acceptable as well.

Just to be clear, even though many people substitute the proper 네 with 니, the pronunciation is still nae and ni!

Apologies to the original question asker, I’ve been super sick so it’s my b for reading your question wrong. I hope this clears up the lil fiasco~

Substitute Person

Ever since I saw the movie Elizabethtown,

(You know the one with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst?)

I have thought that I am the same kind of person Claire(Kirsten) declared herself to be.

I am a substitute person.

Not exactly a second choice, just a place holder for when the real thing comes along.

I am that person who people love until they find something better.

My biggest fear is that I will always be just a Substitute Person.

cabesweater-weather  asked:

I recently read your post about writing characters, and one of your main pointers was to observe and meet real people. I am homeschooled, so obviously don't meet many people, but that coupled with the fact that meeting/being around new people makes me twitchy and silent doubles the difficulty. Any advice?

Dear gone-is-my-soul,

Sometimes I think about how I used to only be able to write about musicians.

It feels crazy to say that now, as the solution seems straightforward: write about someone who isn’t a musician. Problem? What problem?

I couldn’t do it. I would begin to craft a protagonist and ask myself what their goal was, so that I could arc them toward it. And the goal was always to become a better musician, or to do something special with their music, or to become well known for their music. Nothing else seemed important enough to drive a character.

It still feels crazy to say it.

Like you, gone-is-my-soul, I was home-schooled from sixth grade on. My social circle was mostly made up of siblings and animals. I was a musician. I still am.

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I used to practice for four or more hours a day. Was that normal? No. But I mean, I didn’t know. I lived on a strange and protected island of childhood.

All beginning writers write about themselves by accident. In many ways, the hardest part of writing well is learning to get as far outside your own head and experience as possible: even if writing about your own life, objectivity is what makes the story skillful and purposeful. For many people, this means learning to write characters who react to stimuli in a very different way from you, or learning to write a family that is nothing like your own, or generally learning to write relationships that you didn’t live yourself.

For me, I had to stop writing musicians.

This is a metaphor, of course, because it went deeper than that, but my inability to internalize other possible motivations as a teenager obviously stopped my character-development in its tracks. I was so far in my own head and experience that I could not emotionally process a story outside my own. And for me, yes, the only way I learned about other people was to meet them. Reading books about other people will always be secondary sources: useful, but always a copy-of-a-copy instead of the real thing. Truth, but through a filter. I’m already imposing one layer of interpretation when I write about someone’s life; I don’t want to add another layer of interpretation during my research. Your results may vary, but for me, there was no substitute for meeting real people to understand how non-musicians lived. Moreover, I had to meet people without judgment — I had to learn to love and appreciate humans at all different places in life. For a black-clad and judgy teenager, this was perhaps the most difficult task of all, and maybe less about writing and more about humaning. 

I understand this is frustrating advice for a home-schooled student, but the good news and bad news is that skillful writing uses an enormous selection of skillsets. While you might not be able to go out and meet people now, you can still be working on crafting logical plots, developing specific prose, and learning to describe the emotional truth of the life you’re living now. That’s not wasted time, and there is a lot to be said for writing accomplished stories that draw only upon you. 

So get back to work. And maybe take up an instrument?

urs,

Stiefvater 

These are trying times, my friends. These are dark, intimidating times. Going to work Wednesday morning felt like going to a funeral, with some openly mourning, and others secretly cheering. But no matter what happens, there will be a support system for those in need. My inbox is always open for those who need help and/or a shoulder to cry on. Just remember that no one can ever take away who you are. You are you. And you are strong.

I’ve been experimenting with ways to separate dairy and meat in my cooking (my mom’s side is southern and I grew up using butter in like…everything), and I was googling around for butter substitutes and…yikes? People are really derisive about margarine, even in kosher circles. Which, like…I don’t like it either, and I use butter whenever I can, but if I were lactose intolerant, I imagine it would be really annoying to run into a bunch articles about the invariable grossness of the leading butter substitute. “Just use olive oil lol” is not gonna help somebody who just wants something to spread on their damn toast.

Densuke Sozoro’s Entry

What type of person is Izaya Orihara?

That’s a troublesome question. Well now, he was a detective. There is someone who wants to know about Izaya-dono, you say. Well, I am not forbidden to speak,

Is it suitable if I give my opinion? Or do you need the objective view of how he carries out his role in society?

Hmm, my opinion. Then this is easy.

He is nothing more than an uncooperative, superficially dignified 5-year-old.

Furthermore, that 5-year-old may very well be the child with the worst personality you could ever imagine. Just like a child knowing he will be forgiven, he is the clever runt that craftily uses the truth.

If you were to ask me if I hate him, then naturally I should be able to say that I do.

If it were not for the contract and the debt I have towards him regarding my family, I may have already snapped that slim neck of his.

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anonymous asked:

Hey there! Could you please direct me to any tutorials on how to edit photoshop character psds? Just a nice little rundown of the basics I mean. Thanks for your time!

Okay, I couldn’t actually find a guide on how to do this, so I decided to make one myself! This is Susie’s guide on HOW TO EDIT A CPSD. I am using Photoshop CS5, but I think it’ll work with most (if not all) versions. I will be using THIS CPSD by @roseofrph​ as an example. I’ll also be including lots of screencaps, because explaining things is hard. Also, I’m going to assume you’re an ABSOLUTE beginner.

I’ll show you how to go from this…

…to this.

Ready? Let’s start.

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Narcissus.

Let me tell you a story about how I taught my low-key emo substitute teacher how to play the intro to Welcome to the Black Parade:

I once had a substitute in my percussion assemble class (it’s the end of the year, so we don’t have any music to practice) and he said that we could basically do whatever we wanted. We opened up the piano in the room and a lot of kids just messed around on it, and I got to it and played the only thing I know how to play on the piano:

The intro to Welcome to the Black Parade.

The sub sat up and looked over, and just went “WHEN I WAS, A YOUNG BOY…” And then he rushed over, the emo flashing through his eyes and was like “TEACH ME HOW TO PLAY THAT” so he sat down on the piano seat and that’s the story of how I taught my low key emo substitute teacher how to play Welcome to the Black Parade on the piano I feel like I’ve made my people proud

anonymous asked:

If I don't have a colored candle can a use a white one as a substitute?

Absolutely.
Some people will tell you no, because that’s not what works for them. But I use white candles all the time for pretty much everything tbh.

also yesterday i went to (what i’m pretty sure was) my first ever happy hour with the intern and the other building sub and it was lovely.

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apparently my auntie is a little plant freak too! her balcony looks like a little garden (if it was mine I would have more plants and make it look like a little forest, lol!!!) she has basils everywhere. they say basil repels mosquitoes, so she’s placed some on the windowsills because my little cousin is affected by mosquito bites (she has the same name as me and we share birthdays too!! I know it’s irrelevant but wanted to fit that in here coz how often does that happen?!! lol) my aunt is also into herbal medicine and knows quite a lot. the last night I was there we talked about herbalism, plants and animals until morning.

anonymous asked:

Experiment/Scientist AU? Fluff or Angst (or a little bit of both) is up to you, I just wanted to suggest it

  • “I plucked you from nothing, stringed you together out of thin air. I own you. And you are nothing without me.”
  • He was a bot, she was a mechanical engineer, can I make it any more obvious?
  • I’m an android that keeps coming up to your shop with banged up parts every other day and you start to worry about this cheeky droid with a permanently broken sensor of self-preservation
  • I’m a reclusive scientist who lives away from everybody because society thinks I’ve made some morally questionable choices before. One day you show up at my house/work place and asks me to give you wings. I can’t shake you off so finally I give in, whatever, let’s give you fucking wings what do I care.
  • I got paid $300 to do some tests and I thought it was trying out a new mouthwash or something not……. whatever this is. This spinning wheel of death is gonna cost… at least another $200.
  • I’m a doctor trying out a brand new treatment for memory loss. You’re my first subject that has had positive results, but the side effects include you substituting memories of other people in your life with memories of me, whoops.

welcometopunderlandblr  asked:

what would lead to Ruby, Siren, Bubbles and Ri-Ri to fall for a potential S/O, i.e. what would cause them to consider entering a relationship with someone? (p.s. hope you've had a punderful day~)

ruby:

  • please just help her with her self-confidence
  • she needs it
  • someone who’s willing to give her some space from time to time would be good
  • she’s not clingy and doesn’t really like it when others are, either
  • and please be patient with her - even when the relationship is official she’s still a tsundere little fuckface
  • i hope they don’t mind her dropping her jacket on them occasionally
  • she thinks it’s an alright substitute for what people do in those romantic movies just go with it
  • i also hope they don’t mind pick up lines
  • she doesn’t actually know what she’s doing please help her

siren:

  • no one knows - her standards have never been met
  • (( in other words i’ve tried and failed to think of something without it sounding ridiculous ))

bubbles:

  • they have to be able to keep up with her
  • and if they’re patient, that may work out in their favour
  • someone who likes adventure and has a little mischief in their blood - she needs a pranking buddy other than siren
  • if they take the time to genuinely listen to and help her, she’s gonna end up falling for them hard
  • she really just wants someone who listens - who really listens
  • and can maybe withstand all the affection that she is guaranteed to bombard them with
  • i hope they like glitter

ri-ri:

  • a female
  • ri-ri’s hella gay
  • other than that, she’s not too bothered
  • although, someone with at least a little bit of chill would be nice
  • and who doesn’t mind her randomly coming up behind them and just kinda flopping on top of them
  • she does that a lot
  • she’s an absolute musical fanatic, and it’d be great it they could withstand that rare occasion when she just infodumps a bunch of stuff about that musical she just re-watched for the fith time
  • and also handle her breaking into song from time to time
  • (( spoiler alert ri-ri’s a heckin nerd ))

For all I try to take the “look at things from other people’s perspectives” approach to life, I can never understand voting Tory.

I can understand clinging to the memory of a Labour that was genuinely left wing, despite all evidence that all we have now is “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Tory” substitute.  I understand why people voted “no” to independence. It’s becoming harder to fathom why people can look at the ensuing chaos, broken “vows,” lack of respect for Scots and Scotland, and the merry hell that was a Brexit that only two countries out of four voted in favour of, and still swear blind “a No vote gave us stability!” However, at the time, a “No” voter could explain their stance, and the logic behind it was clear.

But I honestly cannot understand looking at the vicious cuts to disabled benefit, a welfare system that is encouraged to bully claimants out of what they are owed by intimidation and interrogation, the privatisation of the NHS and the practice of driving its staff to breaking point, the demonisation of immigrants, the selling off of Royal Mail for a pittance so that a bunch of Cameron’s rich cronies could get even richer, and the contemptuous attitude to Europe and veiled threats made against the Europeans who live here - most of which are made in a sneering, condescending tones rather than any reasoned attempt at a debate or argument - and decide “voting for these people is a good and moral choice.” I can’t understand how you can look at a party that is regularly caught stealing money or making ridiculous expense claims and decide “These people can be trusted with the taxpayers’ money!”

Because people do. People who back the Conservatives will defend the indefensible. Some will claim pragmatism - I don’t doubt that there are die-hard No voters, who want to stay in the UK no matter the cost, won’t give a toss about policy as long as May keeps repeating “Now is not the time,” and that goes some way to explaining the alleged “Tory resurgence” in Scotland.  But there are also people who stand to gain nothing from Tory policy, who may in fact be in the firing line from welfare, education and health service cuts, who will swear up and down that the Conservatives are the only ones who can “save Britain”. As though May and her ilk are going to turn up at their door and announce “You voted correctly my child, now join us in the privileged upper echelons of society!”

It’s not going to happen. All that happens is that you forfeit your right to complain when the Conservatives decide that something dear to YOU is getting the chop so that their mate Bartholemew from Eton can afford his third home.

Politics is a dirty game, and I don’t kid myself that any party is an untouchable bastion of morality. But the Conservatives aren’t even sneaky about their contempt for certain groups because they don’t have to be: people will vote for them anyway.

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Do you have a recipe

YES so pretty much everything I make has 8-10 oz of milk (or milk substitute for non-dairy people) and a banana, so those things, plus 1 typically-sized tomato or a couple of the smaller ones, I think about ¾ cups berries (mine were mostly strawberries which I thought was really good, but I’ve always like blueberries with basil too so that probably works), 2 tbsp cottage cheese, hella basil (or to taste lol)