The Bagdad Theater in Portland has a special Hunger Games-themed cocktail menu!
I miss Carl Sagan so much.
I love Carl Sagan
i like this. we see in the stars what we want to see.
Evangeline Lilly, Desolation of Smaug world premiere press conference
Whether you like Tauriel or not, I think Evangeline makes a great point about adapting Tolkien’s works to our age and how vital it is to incorporate a feminine perspective in fantasy worlds when previously that was not emphasized at all. Even still female representation in fantasy is lacking, and I think it’s great that Evangeline clearly observes the need for characters like Tauriel to round out these narratives and demonstrate that women do have a place in the fantasy genre.
"I’m afraid you have stage 9 animes."
"Doctor, what’s going to happen to me?"
*Doctor turns away from the patient and speaks in a grim tone.*
"Your desu has advanced too far, you have less than a week to live."
This is so laughable.
Lmao seriously. I started dying the minute it said DEEP DEEP SPACE then“Ja-kah-tey” happened, they then added “Tuwok” and Engineer “Tarres”
STAR TREK …………………………………………………… VOYAJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
My evens have officially been lost. They cannot even can anymore. This is the worst and best promo ever lmao.
OMG I FOUND THE VIDEO ON MY BLOG. FUCKING HELL. THIS FUCKING PROMO THOUGH. IT’S BEEN A YEAR AND IT’S STILL HILARIOUS AS ANYTHING.
THE STARFLEET. THE STARFLEET,
I’M FULL OF CANT.
So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)
Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).
Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).
I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).
screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.
Pixelated Zelda Cookies
I love when people who make cool things on the internet and actually go through the trouble of showing us how they did it.