when you had nothing else to give
you still gave him love

Elaine | 17 | Texas

I am a high school senior, writer, editor, incorrigible Francophile, precocious philosopher, Gregory Peck fanatic, sock aficionado, and art history geek, with an interest in pursuing economics. Mango smoothies are my coffee. This blog is multi-fandom, very random, and not spoiler-free.

"A poem is a complete little universe."
--William Carlos Williams

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Watching: Nothing Much to Do, Barakamon, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun, Terror in Resonance
Reading: Daughter of Time
Playing: N/A
Working On: Learning Spanish, editing, writing, college essays, eSchool

tierradentro:

Model Making Mischief”, c.1885, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta.

edens-blog:

beben-eleben:

Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).

are you shitting me

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
Anonymous

postracialcomments:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

For the commentary 

farlanchurchs:

one of the previews to this manga chapter was just a panel of hawkeye saying “he calls me riza when we’re alone” and the entire royai fandom freaked out and hyperventilated until the full chapter was released with hawkeye adding “i lied” H AHAHhaha