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YES YES YES YES

Yes to all!

This parody gave their mom more dialogue than she had in the movie

I WOULD HAVE WATCHED THIS VERSION

"Oh wow. You guys are bad parents."

someone please write an AU

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isriana:

kd1700:

isriana:

The editor failed to mention that the person I was supposed to write an article about doesn’t speak a word of Finnish. 45 minutes of interviewing someone in English without any preparation whatsoever? Fun.

Wait, but you write in English very well o.0

Writing in foreign language and speaking foreign language are two very different things. First of all, when I write stuff I have time to think about what I want to say, how to form the sentence I’m about to make, and maybe even use the online dictionary to verify that the word that I’m about to use actually means what I think it means, and so on. People online can’t obviously see it, but it may take me a good 15 minutes to form a short paragraph of text, even if it’s not particularly complicated. Interviewing someone face to face doesn’t really give you time to think if you can’t remember a word you’d need to use, or contemplate on whether or not you’re speaking correctly. Secondly, I write and read English on a daily basis, but I only speak it few times a year so I don’t get much practice in it. Also, English has like fifty different sounds that don’t even exist in my language - so, while I know how a word should sound, my inexperienced Finnish mouth might still not be able to form it correctly. Long story short: I can write eloquently enough, but speaking is still rather painful. Being given enough time to check the vocabulary I needed for the interview and writing my questions in English to begin with would have been a big help today… :P

Yes, it’s really difficult to talk in a foreign language if you don’t practice it regulary. I once worked with Italians, and we only started communicating more or less normally after a couple of weeks, just because we weren’t used to making English sounds :)

You rock, you know, doing the interview without preparation like that!

Aww, thank you! :) To be honest, I’m pretty happy with the way I handled the whole thing. I was already ringing the doorbell, about to deliver my usual “hello ma’am I’m this person from this newspaper” -routine when the interviewee cuts me short and asks me in English if I could go and move my car a bit. I admit, I had a brief “well this job just became more interesting than it needed to be” moment, but I kept a straight face and winged it. Sure, it definitely wasn’t the most fluent and graceful performance ever, but I was able to ask the questions I needed to ask and I understood everything she told me.

Still, I really should start to practice talking more. I’m sure the awkwardness of it all would fade eventually… :D

4theonewithaname-sartblog:

I had this urge to do something TESO related, and my new sketchbook is a little too large for the scanner. So I was able to scan the main image, but I took a photo so you can see all the little doodles around it.

The girl putting flowers in Cyris’s hair is Isriana’s Noelie. No I haven’t found her in game, but I wanted to draw curly hair!!

Eeeeh, look at my sweet girl! ♥ Noelie looks so cute here - you did lovely job with her. Thank you for including her! :3

kd1700:

isriana:

The editor failed to mention that the person I was supposed to write an article about doesn’t speak a word of Finnish. 45 minutes of interviewing someone in English without any preparation whatsoever? Fun.

Wait, but you write in English very well o.0

Writing in foreign language and speaking foreign language are two very different things. First of all, when I write stuff I have time to think about what I want to say, how to form the sentence I’m about to make, and maybe even use the online dictionary to verify that the word that I’m about to use actually means what I think it means, and so on. People online can’t obviously see it, but it may take me a good 15 minutes to form a short paragraph of text, even if it’s not particularly complicated. Interviewing someone face to face doesn’t really give you time to think if you can’t remember a word you’d need to use, or contemplate on whether or not you’re speaking correctly. Secondly, I write and read English on a daily basis, but I only speak it few times a year so I don’t get much practice in it. Also, English has like fifty different sounds that don’t even exist in my language - so, while I know how a word should sound, my inexperienced Finnish mouth might still not be able to form it correctly. Long story short: I can write eloquently enough, but speaking is still rather painful. Being given enough time to check the vocabulary I needed for the interview and writing my questions in English to begin with would have been a big help today… :P

Apparently, according to ZeniMax, German is the magical language of spirits of Tamriel… :D

Venteras: Umm, Zev… You’re a little bit distracting.

Zevran: Only a little? Clearly I must step up my game, then.

Venteras: You do realize that I really need to learn these spells by tomorrow? The darkspawn threat and all, remember?

Zevran: Tsk. All that work and no play. It’s not good for you. I say we’ll call it a night and worry about the darkspawn tomorrow.

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Here’s another prize drawn for one of my 1000 followers giveaway winners. This one is for kingmustacheunicorn who asked me to draw Grey Warden mage Venteras Surana and his love interest Zevran Arainai. Extempore dialogue added by me… XD

Venteras and Zevran by Isriana

I love how both of my grandmothers who are in their seventies have laptops and smartphones, know how to search things online, and use e-mail and Facebook on a daily basis. Meanwhile my mom types ALL HER TEXT MESSAGES LIKE THIS because she still hasn’t learned where to find lowercase letters on her phone.

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