the only reason your art looks awful to you is because you had an image in your head and the art you created doesnt match it
other people have no image, so when presented with the art you created, they’re usually pretty impressed, because wow you made that out of nothing!! its so cool!!
so next time you want to judge your own art badly try to remember that you’re comparing it to the perfect picture you had in your head as opposed to recognizing that hey u made a thing out of nothing how cool is that
the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)
I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!
With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said.
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations.
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.
Google was not that helpful, but I THINK the lady in question is Daria Akinshina, and she is a gymnastic, not a ballerina. You can see a video of Daria Akinshina performing here.
Thank you for that added information! I really should double check my reblogs more :/
Eh, I do it when I have time. :P It’s a pity that people don’t source their stuff properly in the first place. :(
Yes, that is super annoying! Unless I see an artist comment or am reblogging from an artist I know of, I’m always worried I’m reblogging from an unsourced post.
This is so friggin beautiful. Female dog adopts abandoned baby deer. :-)
This made me cry.
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
Tonight I let my new housemate talk for fifteen minutes about how bisexuality isn’t a valid sexual orientation and that they’re just greedy and have no standards and need to pick one. And then I told her I was bisexual. The back-pedalling was so messy and hilarious.
- Liked the [S], but when don’t I like the [S]s?
- *whine* But I don’t wanna be Caliborn *sulks*
- Yeah, the only plus Caliborn gets from me is shooting Gamzee.
- I do wonder who the “mysterious text writer” is. So many options now that all the ghosts and alt-timeline-ghosts are running around.
literally the best ice skating i have ever seen in my entire life
at the end i was literally applauding from my bed
ok so i saw the thumbnail and the comment and i thought “hahaha it would be so funny if he was doing irish dance on ice it looks like he’s doing a double knee there”
I’M SO DONE IT TOOK ONE NOTE OF THE MUSIC AND I’M SO DONE I CAN NOW RECOGNIZE RIVERDANCE WITHOUT ANY ACTUAL SIGNS OF RIVERDANCE
I love listening to the commentators
because at the beginning you can hear them being a bit reserved and all professional but they get giddier and giddier as his performance goes on, they’re just happy to watch this wonderful skater and just. oh my heart
it’s all aflutter
IM IN LOVE
HOLY HELL THAT WAS AMAZING
you can take one man’s trash to another man’s treasure but you can’t make it drink
Fun fact: the blending of idioms or cliches is called a malaphor.
My personal favorite is “We’ll burn that bridge when we get to it.”
I looked it up b/c that was a very familiar idiom and how could it be wrong but then
yeah wow that’s spot on perfect