Ready for the cold, and the season’s first snowball!
Ready for the cold, and the season’s first snowball!
Blubbering: Unattractive, loud crying. Characterized by mutters, truncated, erratic breathing, clinched facial expressions and hunched posture.
Hyperventilate-Crying: Forceful crying causing heavy breathing, resulting in the inability to speak or produce sounds even resembling words.
Scream-Crying: Violent crying accompanied with bouts of yelling or sometimes shrieking. May also include slapping, punching or other physical expressions of distress.
Silent Tears: Soft, inaudible crying that does not draw attention; May manifest only in a single tear rolling down one’s cheek.
Sobbing: Heavy crying with a large volume tears flowing steadily; Generally audible but not inappropriately loud.
Sniveling: Audible, but soft crying, also prone to muttering and erratic breathing; May also show signs of drool or mucus.
Weeping: A gentler version of sobbing; Involves soft, steady stream of tears with some times lightly audible signs of distress.
Whimpering: Soft crying usually including few or no tears at all; Often incorporates muttering and/or high-pitched sighs.
reblogs for writing reference*
You know all those odd pauses in this episode? Whenever Cecil paused, the background buzz dropped out as well. The people who make the podcast are expert audio editors– this must be on purpose.
What is Strexcorp is stitching this together from things Cecil is saying, and putting out the fake broadcast?
Ok so I decided to translate Rei’s horoscope because HOLY SHIT IT JUST STRAIGHT UP SAYS THE MOST COMPATIBLE PERSON WITH REI IS NAGISA /screaming
Going his own pace with his strong curiosity
Rei tends to go down his own path in his own special world vision. He strongly believes in his own opinions and because of that he doesn’t like to hear other people’s opinions due to his own stubbornness. Because he has a high thirst for knowledge and is very curious, he tends to often change his points of interest. He also has a tendency to have a high sense of pride.
An Active Approach
Rei is the type who only gets along with people who can acknowledge his own interesting merits. Moreover, he doesn’t really like to become familiar with others no matter how close they try to become. However, in terms of love relationships, Rei is the type who will fall deeply in love instantly. When he falls in love, he will approach them gradually.
Compatibility from the Stars
The person who is most compatible with Rei is Nagisa. Because Rei is the type who will often over-think things, Nagisa’s gentle nature allows Rei to relax, making him a very good partner. Although their ideas will clash at times, they complement each other well and are able to help each other out.
What’s the view from here?
Even after working hard, his results were unable to come forth, so his fortune is currently at a standpoint. However, if he steadily puts effort into his work, it will eventually come to a culmination. In terms of occupation in the future, Rei will be good at pulling people towards realizing his own visions. He would probably make a great politician or company CEO.
NAGISA/REI IS REAL AND CANON AND I REFUSE TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE OMFGGGGGG AND I SWEAR TO GOD THE SCENE WHERE NAGISA TELLS REI HE’S BEAUTIFUL IS LITERALLY THE EXACT MOMENT HE FALLS IN LOVE HARD(credit to sugar-blaster for the scans thank you!)
It’s essay writing season for tons of students!
After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below.
Happy writing. You can do it!
If your style tends toward the lyrical, then you probably employ a lot of similes Similes give your reader a fresh way of looking at everything from people to prunes—or people who look prunes—an instantly vivify your prose. Paradoxically, however, too many similes actually deaden the prose, because you end up with a surfeit of “like a this” and “as a that”, give the prose a slack, predictable quality.
Here’s a quick trick to retaining the strong images you want without numbing the sentences: Whenever possible, change a key word to the simile (usually a noun) into another part of speech (usually an adjective).
Spencer petted the rottweiler’s head, which felt as round and solid as a turnip.
Spencer petted the rottweiler’s solid, turnip-shaped head.
(The noun “turnip” becomes part of a compound adjective in the second example.)
Chase’s face was shaped something like a cat’s.
Chase’s vaguely feline face came into view.
(The noun “cat” becomes the adjective “feline” in the second example. You could also use “catlike”. Bonus points: you also ditched the inert “was”.)
Living with Hannah felt like a ride on a cut-rate roller coaster.
In the fall, I found myself roller-coastering another toward another year with Hannah.
(The noun “roller coaster” becomes a verb in the second example.)
When you hide some of your similes in this fashion, the traditionally constructed ones that remain pack more of a punch. Like this:
Singing “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Nate sounded like six geese a-laying.
Just another helpful tip. Who knows, maybe you can try to employ it in your own writing and interesting results could come out of it.
Good luck with your writing as always.
Ooh, I like this!
A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
A question mark walks into a bar?
Two quotation marks “Walk into” a bar.
A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.
The bar was walked into by a passive voice.
Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.
THANKS FOR TEACHING ME THINGS THAT ENGLISH CLASS HAS FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE
Favorite Banned & Challenged Books
Lay or Lie
… English is broken.
If it was possible to hug posts, I would hug this one.
I always do this WRONG
my trick for remembering the first time is that LYING is stretching the truth. when do you stretch? when you are lying down.