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  • So for like every time I first read Miyabi’s fanart rules contests, I get these initial ideas for characters or stories and the like.

     I usually let this percolate for a few days and then just doodle pages of impressions or expressions or certain key characters and phrases, which will change a bunch.

    This time. since I’m probably not going to join, I just went straight to comics.  Very little editing or second guessing, just going where the scenes will take me until I couldn’t hold on anymore.

    #long post #it's okay nobody reads this blog anyway u_u #megaman shitposting#unwinding roses
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    #misa always seems like such a sweet person and then i remember she’s killed people #gradient project#death note #death note spoiler #mogi#soichiro yagami#matsuda#l lawliet#light yagami#misa amane#long post#volume 6#chapter 45
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  • Finally saw the last episode of Star Trek Discovery s3. Big disappointment, but somewhat mollified by getting the original theme song at the end.

    I mean, I think I see what they are trying to do, but Burnham is no Kirk. Being a Maverick only takes you so far, and while Kirk frequently bent the rules he didn’t consistently break them and spit on them while Starfleet cheered in the background, and there was always some rationale behind his actions beyond being bored with rules. That Starfleet would assign their only working long distance ship to somebody surviving exclusively on charisma, blind luck and plot armor beggars belief.

    The Picard series had the right take on it by having Starfleet throw him out unceremoniously when he tried to get them to bend the rules to do what he felt was right, so he was forced to deal with the situation in other ways. That was interesting and emotional and had me wondering to the end if he’d actually succeed in saving the world. With Burnham it was quickly obvious that she’d as usual get herself and everybody else in increasingly deeper trouble by ignoring all the rules, and then magic everybody out of it in the end by crying a lot and declaiming a speech about the power of friendship.

    I miss Saru already. Now that was a good twist, having somebody from a race known basically as cowards on the edge of nervous breakdowns discover his courage and strength and becoming a good starship Captain.

    Kind of wish they’d just give Burngam a spin-off or something. She’s could be the trek equivalent of the mandalorian, running around the Galaxy and exploring everything that had happened in the last 900 years from a perspective outside Starfleet. And the rest of the crew of the Discovery could do Starfleet missions other than gushing about how wonderful Burnham is. There probably have personalities and motivations beyond that, you know?

    #not putting this in the tag #long post
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  • - an attempt of a linguistic explanation by yours truly, a hubristic linguist student.

    the discussion around german and its supposed harshness is an old one and i’d say mostly subjective, however, looking more closely at it, there IS some lingusitic reason behind it so lets see. in my opinion whether or not german sounds harsh to you must depend on which lingusitic properties your mother tongue shares with german - namely the glottal stop, the terminal devoicing and aspirated consonant (as well as perhaps unvoiced s’)

    so the glottal stop is a consonant in many languages that the user often isn’t even aware of. it’s produced by obstructing airflow in the glottis (the vocal tract) the best example i think is when you say uh-oh. that little stop, the pause between uh and oh - try saying it slowly - thats the glottal stop. you can even feel something in your throat closing and suddenly opening again as you make the sound. (in many british english accents the t’s are replaced with glottal stops and thats why they sound so bri’ish but thats another topic) 

    so back to german. in german e v e r y word begins with a consant, even if you feel inclined to argue against that. words that look like they start with a vowl Actually start with the glottal stop. im not sure if english does this too and it’s hard to make examples in just text but just keep in mind that every word with an initial vowl starts with a little uh sound which might make the word sound more hard, especially compared with languages that dont do that at all for example italian.

    terminal devoicing. so you might know there are voiced consonants (most relevant here: b d g and z) and voicless consonants (relevant: t s p and k) you know whether or not a consonant is voiced by placing your hand on your throat. if you feel a vibration while pronouncing the letter, it is voiced.

    when the voiced consonants b d g and z appear in the terminal position (the last letterof the word) it is pronounced voicelessly in german. always! so Hund (dog) becomes Hunt. Korb (basket) becomes Korp. Erfolg (success) becomes Erfolk etc. these voicless consonants might make german sound harder if youre not used to that in your own language.

    another specialty of german consonants is the aspiration. its very common (although not contrastive like in a lot of indian and east asion languages) for consonants to be aspirated in german which means you use a little bit more air to pronounce them. its like youre placing a short h after each consonant. i think english does this too, try placing your hand close to your mouth while saying cat and youll feel short bursts of breath on c and t. anyway i can see how this feature might sound harsh if youre not used to it. oh also i bet the velar ficative ch sounds harsh if you’ve never heard it although that also exists in a bunch of other languages like the j in spanish (kinda sounds like a cat hissing)

    alright so these were all reasons why german Could sound harsh to the unfamiliar ear. now, as promised, some counter arguments.

    i think a lot of people who would describe german as harsh have only heard it (badly translated and spoken with a heavy accent) on tv or perhaps in school classes taught by non native speakers. the thing is that german has some weird pronounciation rules when it comes to its r’s. there are actually three native types of r’s in german: this one  r, this one  ʀ and this one  ʁ. they enjoy different popularity depending on region and dialekt. you can listen to them on wikipedia and decide for yourself which one sounds the most or the least harsh. but when r follws a vowl in the coda (last part of a syllable) then it is NOT pronounced like any of those r’s. in fact its not an r at all it makes a new type of vowl - the Schwa (not the schwa that also exists in english but a differen schwa…)

    and this is a super common ‘mistake’ german learners make - they pronouce the r in for example Musiker (musician) as an R and not the schwa. and i’d say saying MusikeR sounds A Lot harsher than saying it as a native speaker would say it…kinda like Musikah… a bit difficult to explain… here is a good video about it but it is in german… anyway yeah german usually sounds harsher in american movies bc *badumpsh* they’re pronouncing it wrong lmao

    #gjfdgnkgjnrk this got long #feel free to ignore #long post#language#linguistics#german
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  • A look at how this blog is run was requested, so Reese is here to take you behind the scenes!

    “First I find a location and I plan everything meticulously. I have a schedule. I keep my schedule in my book so nothing gets left out.”

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    “The model arrives. If it’s Roan, I assume he’s going to be fashionably late. I discuss my plans for the shoot with him.”

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    “Freddie from wardrobe and Talisa from hair and makeup start dressing the subject.”

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    “Then the photographer arrives with the gear and I help her set up. Echo takes most of our photos, not always in black and white.”

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    “We have a security guard to keep the area clear while we work. That’s Diyoza. She keeps letting this cat come in, so not very effective.”

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    “So there you go! Bet you didn’t know that every one of our photos takes so much planning and team effort!”

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  • #asks #mini essays 2nite ...😭 #long post
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  • #case in point #I have CDs that I could just upload to YT with my translations (in fact I’ve received commission requests to do so - which I rejected) #because I consider that as a repost and it obviously don’t align with my values #long post #sorry guys it’s long bc I Tend To OverElaborate(TM) #replies#anonymous#chitchat
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  • Weird following popular blogs that aren’t Popular Blogs. Like they have a significant follow count and a lot of well known posts but they aren’t recognizable unless you pay attention. Example would be the difference between theb***ydiaries and s*rprisedentistry. Cause most people on tumblr not only recognize theb***ydiaries as a tumblr name but can think of, or have referenced, a post from her. But madame dentistry isn’t as well known even though she has several famous posts and a whole subreddit that hates her for the caption “I can’t stop laughing at this”

    Idk why I’m thinking about this but i get reminded every time I see a big post where the op is someone I follow.

    #long post #<- just cause its a big chunk of text that says nothing
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  • rules: answer 30 questions and tag 20 blogs you are contractually obligated to know better sorry tag meme I will not be doing that but I WILL answer these questions for you

    tagged by: @tuomniia

    tagging: @hawkieface I will tag you here too if you see this love you also @vaskebjoern hi bro

    name/nickname: I’m Anders and Bienie is my nickname. you’re free to call me either

    gender: agender/non-binary, the terms are not synonymous but I consider myself both

    star sign: Cancer

    height: 175 cm

    time: 11:46 AM

    birthday: July 12

    favourite bands: AJR, half•alive, Ra Ra Riot, Marble Sounds

    favourite solo artists: sad boy with a laptop (I think is one person?), uhhh Hozier probably… a bunch of videogame soundtrack creators

    song stuck in my head: well currently it’s still feel. because I just mentioned half•alive

    last movie: well yesterday Despicable Me 3 was on tv so I watched it

    last show: One Day At A Time

    when did you create this blog: apparently 2013, in March

    what do I post: I’ve stopped posting my art on Tumblr unless it’s fan art which I rarely make, so most of what you’ll find here are reblogs

    last thing googled: postlimit.com to check this blog’s age

    why I chose my url: I was looking for a different URL and my friend reagan came up with onebiencell. Genius. Five stars

    following: many

    followers: I don’t know but no more than 400-500. At best. I might be getting it mixed up and maybe it’s closer to 200. Idk I don’t wanna know

    average hours of sleep: 7

    lucky number: 12

    instruments: none :(

    what am I wearing: trousers, t-shirt, Canada hoodie (hi Luke yes its that one)

    dream job: ????????? maybe a librarian maybe something on a farm with routine who knows

    dream trip: Iceland trip………………………… also any mountain hiking trip is dope and cool

    last book I read: Luc Swinnen - Rust voor je brein (translated from Dutch: Rest for your brain)

    favourite food: Spaghetti…… with pesto……..

    nationality: Belgian

    favourite song: UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH good question. Good. Good question. I can give you a list of songs that have been my favourite at some point but I can’t give you my favourite, or I can’t think of one

    top three fictional universes: UHHHHH can I say the Pokémon universe. The Stardew Valley one. And the apartment AU I have of my own OCs,

    Yeehaw

    #bien rambles#tag games #thank you once again luke #long post
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  • killed-by-cas-confessionalso:

    id highkey love to hear how you got your PSN name because mine was a poorly thought out “I want a nickname and no one will actually give me one so I’ll go by Jinx” and now i am Tired of it and finally broke down and used the free change. Now I wanna lowkey make it something Cyberpunk related afealfkaof

    Well, since you asked. (I hopped on my laptop just to answer this ahdasjdsa)

    Okay, so, back in high school (2004-2008), was primarily my Xbox 360 gaming days. And once I got one, I was stuck on a good gamertag and until I cam up with something, I just used one of the generated ones.

    So, fast forward a few months when I somehow managed to make friends that wanted to game online with me. (My boys as I used to fondly refer to them.) Back then, we would play Halo 3, Left 4 Dead, and Split/Second (which, to this day for me, is the best car racing game I have EVER played). And one of my friends, Bobby, looked at my generic name when he invited me, Jacob, and Leon over to his house and was like the hell is this Destiny?

    And I was like *shrug emoji*

    So he just looked at me for a second, before signing me out and creating a new GT for me. Mind you, I wasn’t into Final Fantasy series back them. I knew of it, mainly FFVII ofc, but not quite a big fan just yet. And 13 is my fave number (tho 15 is my next for obvs reasons LOL).

    From then on, whenever we gamed online, they would primarily call me Final. (Usually when we were playing with other players on the team) if not by my first name.

    And it’s just…stuck and now I use it everywhere as a way to recall some of the best times in my high school life.

    (When I got my PS3, the name was unavailable and I was sad so it was BigBlueBox13 for a time. But once PSN said we could change our names for free one time, I immediately switched it to Final_Destiny_13 bc I’m so attached to it.)

    We lost contact after college but last I remember he got married. I have with all of them, but I remember my boys every now and then and hope they’re doing well. Lots of good times we had screaming at each other. (Them @ me bc I always shot them in L4D by accident sfhskjfsdkgjdxkjgdx)

    Go for it! If so, let me know or send me a friend request with it. :3

    I don’t really game online much anymore due to how much I was harassed back on the 360 days when the boys couldn’t join me. The usual sexiest, yOuRe A fAkE gAmEr GiRl GeT bAcK tO tHe KiTcHeN sorta shit that immature boys who felt threatened that I “encroached” on their hobby would do. (Still do, I’m sure. It just gets real old, real quick. I am here to have fun and maybe make friends but now you’re being a straight up asswipe and I hope that every mild inconvenience ever will occur to you for the rest of your pathetic and miserable life, you useless piece of soggy breadcrumbs.

    Can you tell I’m still salty over it 15-16 years later?)

    But I’m willing to take up multiplayer stuff again. Have for a long time tbh. I just don’t have a headset for my PS4. Would probs have to use Discord until I do. lol

    @killed-by-cas-confession

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  • #I hope that was somewhat clear #I tried to summarize it all as well as I could and keep it short since it's a tunglr post #if anything is unclear or too short feel free to send another ask or a message #long post#theory asks #<-I will try to remember to use this tag for asks which makes.me write mini-essays
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  • #asks#long post #THIS GOT SO LONG IN SORRY
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