Right, I haven’t posted here since February.
I think I should just accept that this Tumblr is not gonna be taken care of these days. I’m alright, people, studies are stressful as usual, and rather than blogging in my sparetime, I now spend most of it with my partner, thus leaving precious little time for blogging.
Who knows. I might pick it up again at a later date. Now, though, I will officially not be posting anything, and will be gone from the tumblrsphere.
Take care of yourselves, no one’s gonna do it for you.
Maybe one day I’ll be back, but for now, life is leaving me no time to tumbl.
So long and thanks for all the fish
Words can be like tiny doses of arsenic: they are swallowed unnoticed, appear to have no effect, and then after a little time the toxic reaction sets in after all.
Am considering whether I should buy a pair of crested geckos
Someone’s selling, because she can’t keep ‘em any longer due to a serious illness (she’s had to sell all of her animals except her dog, it’s so sad :-( )
But yeah, crested geckos. A pair of them. Male and female. Very pretty. And I’m kinda wanting them
I need to think this over. I do not want to buy animals on a whim.
But… crested geckos! So cute!
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3/4 into the song back-flips into crazy awesomeness.
HOW THE FUCK DOES SHE DO THAT WITH HER VOICE?
Oh my gosh this is the first full and good quality version of this I have found! Thank you for posting :)
love this freakin song
OMG this is my shiiiit. I have the entire score/album to this movie. It’s badass.
she DOESN’T do that with her voice, it’s tracked over to make her voice do anything that sounds unnatural
I’m pretty sure she either did it with her voice, or can do it with her voice, given that she did the first part. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgo0CDL6bd0
I can guarantee that she absolutely did not do the super impressive parts with her own voice. I watched a video around when the movie came out explaining the second half of the song (she did indeed do the first half but that’s also normal opera), and she was explaining how they told her they wanted to have her hit all these crazy impossible notes out of her range and they tracked over her to get that “alien voice” effect there.
Thanks for the info. Hm, I wonder what she sounded like then. That woman I linked did an amazing job, so I’d assume the original singer did as well- just not as alien enough for them, ha.
that was a pretty fucking good job, i must admit xD
If not for the fact that I’m out of practice, I could sing it too. I used to practice it regularly, while I was still singing a lot of opera stuff. I wouldn’t claim to do it as well as this Laura, who was linked up above, but I got close enough to the original, to make me believe the singer did it fully on her own, with only a little bit of editing of sound to make it sound more alien. Oh well, I’ve been wrong before :-p
(The first bit (il dolce suono) is an aria from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti, btw. /random trivia)
Can we talk about how clever the pokemon Mareep is
- It’s name can be seen as a portmanteau of “Mary” and “sheep” (i.e. Mary had a little lamb)
- It’s name is an anagram of “ampere”, a unit of electric current
- It’s inspired by the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- It’s literally an electric sheep
what about how clever ekans is though?
- ekans is snake backwards
- ekans is a snake
Ekans evolves into Arbok, which is Kobra backwards. And you may think Cobra is spelled with a c, but that’s entirely dependent on the language in which you spell it. It’s spelled Kobra with a k in Danish :-p
What sucks about being asexual is that if you’re sexual and you like someone and you don’t know how to say it you can just go up to them and kiss them, and okay it can be more complicated than that but you at least have physical cues for when words fail. But if you’re asexual, you have to say it, and our society doesn’t even really have the vocabulary to describe ace love, so you can’t really say it at all. And I don’t know why I’m thinking about this now except that it’s 3 am so I’m dwelling on things I probably shouldn’t.
We do have words, and they are often the same words or similar: “I like you,” “I would like to go on a date with you,” “I would like to cuddle you,” “I love you,” etc.
(Also, it’s fucking shitty and wrong to kiss people without their consent.)
Maybe I’m just ignorant, but why would physical cues be irrelevant for asexual people? Not everything physical is inherently sexual to my knowledge.
Also, sexual allistics consistently manage to fuck up their own physical cues as well as misread those of others, because they can’t be arsed to use words. I am familiar with several autistic people (myself included) who have had their boundaries severely overstepped by people, who did exactly this thing the OP is envious of being available to sexual people.
Believe me, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Using words is not impossible, because we do have words, but in my experience using words to signal interest makes you feel a lot more vulnerable, because words are concrete can be used against you, whereas physical cues can be explained away as mere misinterpretations. This sometimes makes using words seem impossible, but it isn’t. I know, because I have to use words, what with not having much of any understanding of non-verbal cues.