Adventures

The sporadically shared life of a knitting, crocheting, baking, writing mommy who can't seem to want to grow up.

doubtingsalmon:

Ugh. The bandage on my finger gets in the way, I take it off. Now the horrible flap of skin gets in the way. There’s no winning with this thing.

Cut the flap! Be friends with the bandage.

doubtingsalmon:

spookychan:

doctorwho247:

Many viewers are struggling to understand what Peter Capaldi is saying in Doctor Who due to his Scottish accent, according to The Guardian.
They cite a number of viewers, mostly American, who say they are having to switch on the subtitles or rewind scenes to understand exactly what the Twelfth Doctor is saying.
US based speech and dialect coach, Patricia Fletcher, shared her opinion: “I do not believe it is purely the accent that is throwing off the American audience. The actor often speaks very quickly, with a staccato rhythm and without enough attention to articulating through to the end of his thought/line.
“This does promote a character choice of Doctor Who being sharp and quick-thinking, but does not help us understand what the Doctor is actually saying/thinking.”
British linguistics expert, Professor David Crystal gave his views: “There was the odd moment when I struggled to hear exactly what he was saying, so I don’t think this is exclusively a US problem.”
“It’s not just a matter of accent: speed of speech and volume are factors too, especially when there’s a lot of background noise. A mild Scots accent seems to cause no problem (think Sean Connery), but broad accents may need subtitling (as in Trainspotting).”
Doctor Who Series 8 continues tonight (13th September) at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Found this interesting. Haven’t had all that much trouble myself…but still, I’m not perfect and obviously neither are the Brits. :P

His accent isn’t that strong! Wooow.

It’s harder to understand him when he speaks quickly or softly, though. I’ll admit to turning the volume higher than I would for most does because otherwise I don’t catch everything. I don’t watch a lot of things with accented characters outside of London, though. I assume it’s me, not him.

doubtingsalmon:

spookychan:

doctorwho247:

Many viewers are struggling to understand what Peter Capaldi is saying in Doctor Who due to his Scottish accent, according to The Guardian.

They cite a number of viewers, mostly American, who say they are having to switch on the subtitles or rewind scenes to understand exactly what the Twelfth Doctor is saying.

US based speech and dialect coach, Patricia Fletcher, shared her opinion: “I do not believe it is purely the accent that is throwing off the American audience. The actor often speaks very quickly, with a staccato rhythm and without enough attention to articulating through to the end of his thought/line.

“This does promote a character choice of Doctor Who being sharp and quick-thinking, but does not help us understand what the Doctor is actually saying/thinking.”

British linguistics expert, Professor David Crystal gave his views: “There was the odd moment when I struggled to hear exactly what he was saying, so I don’t think this is exclusively a US problem.”

“It’s not just a matter of accent: speed of speech and volume are factors too, especially when there’s a lot of background noise. A mild Scots accent seems to cause no problem (think Sean Connery), but broad accents may need subtitling (as in Trainspotting).”

Doctor Who Series 8 continues tonight (13th September) at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Found this interesting. Haven’t had all that much trouble myself…but still, I’m not perfect and obviously neither are the Brits. :P

His accent isn’t that strong! Wooow.

It’s harder to understand him when he speaks quickly or softly, though. I’ll admit to turning the volume higher than I would for most does because otherwise I don’t catch everything. I don’t watch a lot of things with accented characters outside of London, though. I assume it’s me, not him.

Some things

railehatesfun:

- No, I haven’t slept yet. I may not sleep at all, who knows.

- Went to the bank today. They refunded me only one of the two 36 dollar fees, but their doing that had nothing to do with Paypal fucking up and I’m still out 36 dollars. Incredibly ticked about that. More worried than ticked, really….

You might be able to do a counter withdrawal for a small amount add the back and get the gas station attendant to change a dollar to quarters for you. I don’t know, I hate things that require actual cash.

rapunzelie:

the concept of liking someone and them liking you back and you deciding to date each other literally just fucking baffles me because it has never once happened for me in my entire life

how are you all doing this

how are you people making it look so easy

how are you finding people who like you back and want to date you and then actually do it

My method was generally to have sex with them first and go from there. 

I got extremely lucky, don’t use my method.

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thethirdjournal:

So one of the things I have to keep in mind is the size of everything that goes in the book in order to help determine how big the thing actually is. Unlike a lot of the replications I’ve seen, I hope to use actual instant photographs.
I have noted, though, that a lot of the pics (like the ones in the header) are missing the telltale Polaroid space at the bottom. While it’s easily trimmed off, I might still look for another kind of instant camera that frames pics. The model pictured is the only Polaroid my family has, and I don’t even know if it still works. And I’m pretty sure the only way to tell is to buy film for it, and Polaroid film is stupid expensive. So, uh…we’ll see.

You could totally just instagram it. Instagram is the polaroid of the modern age. Also I think there are websites that will print polaroid style pictures from your digital files.

thethirdjournal:

So one of the things I have to keep in mind is the size of everything that goes in the book in order to help determine how big the thing actually is. Unlike a lot of the replications I’ve seen, I hope to use actual instant photographs.

I have noted, though, that a lot of the pics (like the ones in the header) are missing the telltale Polaroid space at the bottom. While it’s easily trimmed off, I might still look for another kind of instant camera that frames pics. The model pictured is the only Polaroid my family has, and I don’t even know if it still works. And I’m pretty sure the only way to tell is to buy film for it, and Polaroid film is stupid expensive. So, uh…we’ll see.

You could totally just instagram it. Instagram is the polaroid of the modern age. Also I think there are websites that will print polaroid style pictures from your digital files.

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railehatesfun:

can you look up instructions online?
Probably, but it would be difficult for me to follow them. I have difficulty viewing someone doing a thing and following that thing with my own body parts. This makes…

I cannot tie a necktie either. I feel bad for my husband/son who will never have their wife/mother fix their tie for them because I have never learned this skill that I feel like everyone is expected to have and yet I’ve never had any reason to learn. 

If you’d really like to learn, this is the way I would do it: Print out one of those drawn step-by-step instruction sheets, tape it to your mirror, and stand there attempting to make it look like the pictures for as long as your fingers and patience can stand it. I plan to try it someday. Just because I feel like I should.