Writing is a struggle against silence.
Carlos Fuentes (via aestheticintrovert)

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Ooooh.
remember, most things are social constructs. Invent your own for a totally original world!
And if the earth features, think about how that impacts things

tygermama:

the—-cat-is-called-hamish:

clevergirlhelps:

Biology

Constructed Language (Conlang)

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Ooooh.

remember, most things are social constructs. Invent your own for a totally original world!

And if the earth features, think about how that impacts things

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How It’s Said (substitutes)
In a happy way: laughed, rejoiced, giggled, joked, lilted, sang out.
In a sad way: cried, agonised, bawled, blubbered, lamented, sobbed, groaned, snivelled, wept, mourned.
In a bossy way: insisted, bossed, demanded, preached, dictated, professed, ordered.
In an angry way: raged, miffed, seethed, fumed, retorted, thundered, blurted.
In a pained way: barked, cried out, cried, screamed, jabbered, bellowed, groaned, howled, shrieked, roared, grieved, wailed, yelped.
In a frightened way: quaked, stammered, shuddered, quivered, trembled.
In an understanding way: empathised, accepted, consoled, crooned, comforted, sympathised, agreed.
In a tired way: mumbled, struggled, emitted, wearied.
In a begging way: beseeched, begged, implored, pleaded, entreated, appealed to.
In a mocking way: mocked, ridiculed, derided, hooted, japed, insulted, jeered, parodied, taunted, teased, chaffed, flouted, degraded, sneered, disdained, jibed, gibed, disparaged, belittled, decried, flouted, fleered, leered, scoffed, sniggered, swiped, scorned, repudiated, lampooned.
In a seductive way: purred, simpered, coaxed, wheedled, persuaded, baited.
As an answer: As an answer: responded, retorted, replied, rejoined, answered, acknowledged.
[Source] [[Jack Teagle]

How It’s Said (substitutes)

In a happy way: laughed, rejoiced, giggled, joked, lilted, sang out.

In a sad way: cried, agonised, bawled, blubbered, lamented, sobbed, groaned, snivelled, wept, mourned.

In a bossy way: insisted, bossed, demanded, preached, dictated, professed, ordered.

In an angry way: raged, miffed, seethed, fumed, retorted, thundered, blurted.

In a pained way: barked, cried out, cried, screamed, jabbered, bellowed, groaned, howled, shrieked, roared, grieved, wailed, yelped.

In a frightened way: quaked, stammered, shuddered, quivered, trembled.

In an understanding way: empathised, accepted, consoled, crooned, comforted, sympathised, agreed.

In a tired way: mumbled, struggled, emitted, wearied.

In a begging way: beseeched, begged, implored, pleaded, entreated, appealed to.

In a mocking way: mocked, ridiculed, derided, hooted, japed, insulted, jeered, parodied, taunted, teased, chaffed, flouted, degraded, sneered, disdained, jibed, gibed, disparaged, belittled, decried, flouted, fleered, leered, scoffed, sniggered, swiped, scorned, repudiated, lampooned.

In a seductive way: purred, simpered, coaxed, wheedled, persuaded, baited.

As an answer: As an answer: responded, retorted, replied, rejoined, answered, acknowledged.

[Source] [[Jack Teagle]

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After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.

Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress,
Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly.
Help, said the flight service person. Talk to her. What is her
Problem? we told her the flight was going to be four hours late and she
Did this.

I put my arm around her and spoke to her haltingly.
Shu dow-a, shu- biduck habibti, stani stani schway, min fadlick,
Sho bit se-wee?

The minute she heard any words she knew—however poorly used—
She stopped crying.

She thought our flight had been canceled entirely.
She needed to be in El Paso for some major medical treatment the
Following day. I said no, no, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just late,

Who is picking you up? Let’s call him and tell him.
We called her son and I spoke with him in English.
I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane and
Would ride next to her—Southwest.

She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it.

Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and
Found out of course they had ten shared friends.

Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian
Poets I know and let them chat with her. This all took up about 2 hours.

She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life. Answering
Questions.

She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies—little powdered
Sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts—out of her bag—
And was offering them to all the women at the gate.

To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a
Sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the traveler from California,
The lovely woman from Laredo—we were all covered with the same
Powdered sugar. And smiling. There are no better cookies.

And then the airline broke out the free beverages from huge coolers—
Non-alcoholic—and the two little girls for our flight, one African
American, one Mexican American—ran around serving us all apple juice
And lemonade and they were covered with powdered sugar too.

And I noticed my new best friend—by now we were holding hands—
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,

With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.

And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought,
This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.

Not a single person in this gate—once the crying of confusion stopped
—has seemed apprehensive about any other person.

They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
This can still happen anywhere.

Not everything is lost.

Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be.  (via oliviacirce)

When I lose hope in the world, I remember this poem.

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I’m really glad I read that.

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thesylverlining:

One of my favorite parts of Cowboy Bebop is just them walking around through gorgeously detailed cities, talking to people and seeing all of the wonderful art and buildings and drawings of (as in the tags from the post I reblogged this from) actual brown people, it’s great

Gosh I love Bebop.

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I’ve got a friend and they mean a lot to me.

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#when spiderman is deadpool for a moment

#Spiderman breaks the fourth wall a lot too # Its just Deadpool doesn’t HAVE a fourth wall

never have i seen a better sentence that sums them both up so well

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"Adventure is out there!"

You know what’s lovely to listen to?

The “Up” soundtrack. It’s so utterly beautiful.

What soundtracks do you like to listen to?

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starksmash:

OMG REBLOG THIS & LOOK AT UR BLOG ITS COMPLETELY DIFERENT

Me

iM  CHIR YING BC THE WAY IT LOOKS ON YOUR BLOG SEND HELP

oh my

i dunt see it

EDIT***:

WHATTHE HELL.

i don’t see it

now i see it

Danni it

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madeupofnothings:

[The “A” is for asexuals & aromantics- not allies]
Mine, please and thank you

madeupofnothings:

[The “A” is for asexuals & aromantics- not allies]

Mine, please and thank you

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wsswatson:

john clenches his jaw when bill wiggins says “but why?” like there is 1000% more to john keeping his shirts folded ready to pack and cycling to THE SAME PLACE OF WORK that his new pregnant wife attends than just needing a bit of exercise

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randomfandemonium:

Jim Beaver just made the Ice Bucket Challenge haters sit down and shutup
(Link From The Post)
Disclaimer: You will probably cry when you watch the video

randomfandemonium:

Jim Beaver just made the Ice Bucket Challenge haters sit down and shutup

(Link From The Post)

Disclaimer: You will probably cry when you watch the video

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inchells:

Ehehe hehhhehehehhehehehheh..

inchells:

Ehehe hehhhehehehhehehehheh..

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