concept: I’m able to fluently express myself in a wide range of languages. The eyes of native speakers lighten up when they hear me speak their language, complimenting me on my skills. I have now access to culture and people in a way I never had before.

me, out of nowhere: I’m going to learn 5 languages at once, 30 minutes each day, soon I’ll be fluent and I’ll be able to travel the world!!

one day later: what was I thinking, that’s so unrealistic, I’ll never make it, I might as well give up

the day after that: I’m going to learn 5 languages at once, 30 minutes each day, soon I’ll be fluent and

Germanic Languages
  • German: rides a motorbike, has slick back hair and sunglasses in the winter, wears a lot of leather jackets
  • Norwegian: plays in a band, never has a shirt on, very loud when drunk
  • Dutch: the boy next door, everyone has a little crush on him but they're too shy to admit it, has rosy cheeks and smells like flowers, pretty
  • English: the cousin who's always at your house, nobody knows how they feel about him but they accept him nonetheless, thinks everything is about him, compares everyone
  • Swedish: goes on about family a lot, everyone knows he's been doing shit behind your back, gets beat up a lot
  • Icelandic: writes poetry, more drunk than anyone, pedantic
  • Afrikaans: the distant cousin, comes over for Christmas and everyone likes him but he's forgotten until next Christmas, very warm
  • Danish: tiny little devil, gets into fights but is really a cinnamon bun who bakes cinnamon bun, makes Christmas dinner, enjoys walks on the beach