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summonerjolan:

when you’re trying to jack off but your penis just ain’t cooperating

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challengerapproaching:

Whew!  Well that took longer than expected.  One of Shulk’s palettes gets a little bit spoilery so this is who it was if you don’t care about spoilers.  Cheers!

*Not shown above: Ike stealing Chrom’s armor and wearing it as a trophy.

ponett:

brawl is probably going to go down as the weirdest smash bros game

like it simultaneously wanted to be casual by making everything slower and floatier and wanted to be hardcore by making everything duller and darker and dingier and adding solid snake. there’s a huge story mode but instead of…

All the information I could find on Hitori Kakurenbo in one post. Long, but interesting!

black-cat-loki:

Hitori Kakurenbo (Translated: Hide and seek alone)

I have searched the internet over to satisfy my current obsession with the game Hitori Kakurenbo, and these are the things I’ve found.

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inkinesss:

Bird Azir

kevinfrane:

allthingslinguistic:

hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

My inner linguistics nerd just woke up and it was Christmas morning.

borngold:

after a deep breath + with tumblr as my witness:

i will put out a series of 12 new songs + accompanying music videos over the next year.

on the 22nd of every month, i’ll post either a new song or a new video on here, and then follow it up with its companion later in the month. we got started…

anumbrellafortwo:

Because we all know he would have done the same.
If you haven’t seen it yet; play the Pixel Poro game here!
I lost my first game and this is what came to my mind… :,3 Braum isn’t the only champion with a big heart.
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anumbrellafortwo:

Because we all know he would have done the same.

If you haven’t seen it yet; play the Pixel Poro game here!

I lost my first game and this is what came to my mind… :,3 Braum isn’t the only champion with a big heart.

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glambucket:

Happy Bowser Day!!!
We’re nearing the end of Summer so I imagine the World’s Cutest Dad must look like sunburned Vacation Trash by now. I’m pretty sure Junior threw a tantrum so his dad would buy him ice cream AND bubble tea then ended up not wanting to finish either of them.

glambucket:

Happy Bowser Day!!!

We’re nearing the end of Summer so I imagine the World’s Cutest Dad must look like sunburned Vacation Trash by now. I’m pretty sure Junior threw a tantrum so his dad would buy him ice cream AND bubble tea then ended up not wanting to finish either of them.