Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]
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YEAH LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
let’s go with college au bc those are usually the best and u have still figuring herself out quiet punk elsa with loud out and proud queer preppy anna
and maybe it was a slow build thing with elsa going through self doubt and questioning phases and uncertainty bc of her feelings for anna while anna is just utterly oblivious to everything elsa’s going through bc elsa tries her hardest to hide the whole ~big existential sexuality crisis~ anna is causing her and then whoops maybe their relationship gets tested when elsa starts pulling back and shutting anna out again ((similar to when they first met bc elsa doesn’t trust easily)) so anna confronts her and there’s yelling and screaming and anna asking her what she’s so afraid of and then wham bam thank u ma’am there’s kissing and touching and everything is perfect bc feelings revealed through fighting is the best cliche ever am i right
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Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed that there will be no flirting between the Doctor and his assistant Clara Oswald in the forthcoming series.
New Time Lord Capaldi, 56, has said that he was “adamant” that there will be “no Papa-Nicole moments”.
When asked about the age gap between himself and his 28-year-old co-star Jenna Coleman, Capaldi said: “They’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure. It’s not what this Doctor’s concerned with. It’s quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, ‘I want no Papa-Nicole moments.’ I think there was a bit of tension with that at first but I was absolutely adamant.””
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No, and not really accepted.
The Chinese try to make unique names for their children so they stand out of the crowd and aren’t confused with others. It’s actually taboo to name your child after someone else. There are some common given names here.
Names in China are chosen very, very carefully and generational naming trends are common (it’s very common to give one generation of kids in a family a connecting character (Wenting and Wenming, etc).
There are names that sound the same but use completely different characters based on gender, generation, and decided important (Xiaoming can be a male and female name, but it can be written with different characters. It also is the vague equivalent of ‘John/Jane Doe’ in mainland China).
Though there are some names that are more common for men and some for women, it depends entirely on the characters and you absolutely cannot tell gender from names written in pinyin alone (and sometimes not even from the hanzi either).
Basically, you want to be really careful when choosing Chinese names, and you may want to ask someone for help if you’re not sure!
Hi, I’m a Chinese-American writer and I just went through the process of naming some Chinese characters of mine with my mom’s help. I’d still suggest maybe asking for the help of someone who’s native (and literate in Chinese) with the actual names but I can maybe provide a bit more information if you’re unable to do that.
Chinese names aren’t generally chosen on the basis of gender. There are trends like flower names are generally for girls and dragon names are for boys but I think for the most part Chinese names are gender neutral. Well at least my mom didn’t think it was weird at all that I ended up naming a male character after her. Her name literally means “eagle” though so. Naming kids is a very intensive process.
There’s generally three words in a chinese name. The family name, the generational name, and the individual name.
The generational name used to be cycled ever 60 years, according to the book of life which informs a lot of Chinese feng shui belief. Each family tree would have their own list. That way if you found someone with the same generational name and family name, you could probably assume you were related.
However, during the Cultural Revolution, a lot of that was lost. Because the revolution was about casting aside tradition, many families threw away their family book thing, and some, especially those families who strongly subscribed to Communist thought never gave their children generational names. My sister, my cousin, and I all have the same generational name, but it’s not traditional. My mom found a new one she liked. Also, generational names were often split by gender. My dad has different generational names than my aunts.
Names will also often be derived from the parent’s name. My mom’s individual name, 鹰, has the character 佳, in it, which is my individual name. Additionally, it’s pronounced jiā, which is pronounced the same as my dad’s generational name. This is something she spent a long time pouring through Chinese dictionaries to find.
Also to note, something that you’ll probably need someone who’s literate in Chinese for; zodiac and fengshui can and will be taken into account. According to Chinese belief, the day you were born influences a lot of elements. Because my sister’s birthday dictated that she had a lot of water and was lacking in wood, my mom made sure her individual name contained the symbol for wood.
When creating names for characters, I don’t think you’ll have to go that in depth, but looking up the Chinese elemental system can make for good inspiration. I don’t know it very well but it’s like, someone who’s lacking in fire doesn’t have a lot of ambition, and someone with a lot of wood has the capacity for a lot of growth.
It’s a bit tricky to approach naming chinese characters because of how closely it ties to the family aspect, but don’t let that discourage you! Just give a lot of thought as to which words you want to use and what meanings they will bring to a character’s life.
I’m fairly certain this the way naming kids works but this also might just be my family. Anyway, I hope that was helpful!
More fyi, Chinese names can also be just two characters. The first one, the surname; the second one, the first/individual name. Homonyms are also a consideration, as parents try to pick names that can’t easily be turned into a playground taunt.
ALL OF THE ABOVE. Many given names have two characters, most family names have one, but there are Chinese last names that have two characters! (I just spoke to someone with the family name of ‘Sima’ for example.) The Old Hundred Names are the most common surnames, but they aren’t the only ones out there!
(Don’t forget the many Chinese minorities either!)
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if you don’t think some of the hate Taylor Swift receives is unnecessary and sexist let me just remind you that she once wore a black turtle neck, jeans and boots and this was a result
scandalous wow cover your eyes
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I’ve always thought people would place bricks by hand. THIS IS MIND BLOWING
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How I look in the mirror
How I look in pictures
What are you talking about, are you saying you look better in photos than in a mirror cause look at that beauty on the bottom
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Can someone please explain this picture to me?
A merman awaits his monster hunter lover for a night of forbidden passion.
the most glorious picture on the internet.
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isn’t there a part of the bible where god gets mad at a fig tree for not having any figs on it and curses the fig tree?
yeah there legit is that’s 100% true
Oh my god
last time we reblogged this we got anon hate from the christian community. You guys really are passionate about your figs.
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Words. To. Live. By.
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crying because 50 shades of grey
fifty shades of awful
JUST SAY IT
50 Shades is a lot more interesting if you convince yourself that “there” means “my feet”
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