I was in my A Level Psychology class yesterday and we were learning about Pavlov and laughing about how stupid those dogs were.
Anyway, then the bell went and we all went for lunch.
Kodama, or tree spirits, whose appearance is a sign of a healthy forest.
"He’s playing with a full deck of cards. He’s behind bars, but he’s got a new strength. With that strength comes a kind of ruthlessness, determination, and a willingness to use the sides of him that are manipulative or more powerful. That’s the game we see starting in Season 2. […] Hannibal is looking for signs of friendship from Will, and in turn that’s something that Will thinks maybe he can exploit."
- Hugh Dancy (x)
the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)
I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!
With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said.
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations.
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.
Hannibal - Episode 2x02 - Sakizuki.
March is Women’s History Month, and we’re highlighting the outstanding contributions women have made to sexual and reproductive health.
Katharine Dexter McCormick was a prominent philanthropist, suffragist, and biologist. Her support led to the invention of the first birth control pill.