velarapproximant

Hello. This is the tumblr of a twenty-something former English student with a continuing interest in literature and linguistics. I'm a queer and genderqueer book/film/tv/comics geek. I also like cute animals, badass people, interesting fashion, and...

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velarapproximant
Posted: 17.1 hours ago
found a brightly colored caterpillar trundling along the rock wall I sat down on #caterpillar #nature #latergram (at Meadowlands Environment Center) https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo-Oh7yAayk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=63rmpeh1rgqj
#caterpillar #nature #latergram
velarapproximant
Posted: 48.7 hours ago
pileofsith: Inktober 2018 - Day 7 - Exhausted Stephen Black Curiously, no one noticed that the strange malady that afflicted her ladyship was to a precision the same as that which afflicted Stephen Black. He too complained of feeling tired and cold, and on the rare occasions that either of them said anything, they spoke in a low, exhausted manner. ~ from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
#js&mn #fanart #stephen black #so sad and lovely
velarapproximant
Posted: 84.9 hours ago
margots-robbie: I’ve delivered us to where we are, I have journeyed farther. I am everything I’ve learned and more, still it calls me…
#moana #amazing
velarapproximant
Posted: 86.7 hours ago
connor-bb: saysomthngnicx: queenc-x: Ocean’s Eight is like “heterosexuality? I don’t know her” OK BUT WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT SANDRA BULLOCK CAN SPEAK A FEW WORDS GERMAN? No one takes a not at this and it drives me mad BC shsisbsj Well, the thing is, Sandra Bullock is as German as it gets. She’s got German citizenship, because her mom was German. Actually, there’s a homage to her mother Helga in Ocean’s 8 when Debbie’s standing in front of Danny’s grave. You can see one tomb saying “Helga Meyer” The only thing that doesn’t fit is the birth date, but I think the day of her death is accurate. In Germany, children born to foreign parents were not allowed to hold two passports and were forced to choose one nationality over another between the ages of 18 and 23. That’s why Sandy had to reapply for a German passport, which she did in 2009 when law’s changed. Sandra doesn’t only speak a few words. Her German is fluent. She did a whole speech in German. She barely has an American accent. In fact, when she talks, she sounds exactly like someone raised in Southern Germany, as she speaks a Franconian dialect. It’s the purest thing ever, and I guess most people don’t talk about it, because they know all this.
#ocean's 8 #sandra bullock #german #who knew?