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seselapod:

wasserplane:

radiovistoron:

agehagyaru:

magicalpoptarts:

vaaseline:

wonder-mechanic:

radiovistoron:

Chrome, please stop this.

ITS ACTUALLY THE WORST PLEASE MAKE IT STOP

ok i was confused i thought it was just my shit or soemthing becus i seen nothing about this shit

oh so it’s not just me. ok

i’m using firefox and i’m getting that too.
it’s not just chrome.

Yeah, it’s not happened to me on Firefox myself, but only Chrome hence why I blamed Chrome. :’)

ACTUALLY it’s tumblr! it’s a new, stupid option. here’s how to turn it off


this post saved my life

seselapod:

wasserplane:

radiovistoron:

agehagyaru:

magicalpoptarts:

vaaseline:

wonder-mechanic:

radiovistoron:

Chrome, please stop this.

ITS ACTUALLY THE WORST PLEASE MAKE IT STOP

ok i was confused i thought it was just my shit or soemthing becus i seen nothing about this shit

oh so it’s not just me. ok

i’m using firefox and i’m getting that too.

it’s not just chrome.

Yeah, it’s not happened to me on Firefox myself, but only Chrome hence why I blamed Chrome. :’)

ACTUALLY it’s tumblr! it’s a new, stupid option. here’s how to turn it off

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this post saved my life

cataradical:

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people who haven’t lived in true poverty do not understand the luxury that is real flush toilets, warm water, and a quiet place to sleep

selittamatontasapainotila:

bullied:

isn’t it weird that you can have friends but also have no friends at the same time

In Finnish there’s a kind of a distinction between this. “Kaveri” refers to a casual friend who you can hang out and have fun with, while “ystävä” is a friend who you can have deep and meaningful conversations and a strong connection with. Because we Finns have to make this distinction to not give a wrong impression when saying “I’m his friend”.

shreksforthememories:

food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.

the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die

misty-reeyus:

tales of SHOVE

in other news I’m clean

pets the mochicats

But language acquisition requires input from a language community to develop :/ Whether it's telepathy or not shouldn't matter. Without Eragon around, how could she practice? Making the mode of communication magical should make it even harder

phantompickles:

starcrossed-sky:

phantompickles:

naiblogseragon:

naiblogseragon:

Well, Eragon did talk at her a lot, and the first words we see her using are his name, yes, and no, so that is fairly simple. I think it was more a matter of cognitive development than language development?

idk

I will definitely agree that some of those age things were.. well, kind of squick. Not looking forward to that, honestly. I do appreciate, though, that once Elva could stand to cause suffering… she certainly make use of the ability.

I think it potentially also has something to do with the way Magic is tied to language in Eraverse? And the fact that dragons in general are of the “wild” magic variety that doesn’t bind itself so strictly to language in that sense.

You know, thinking along those lines, wouldn’t it be cool if, in PaoliniLand, language literally IS magic? In a very direct way, like how light emanates from a sun. The sun in this case being whatever Primordial Pool of Stuff magic comes from, and different kinds of language having different degrees of separation from this pool. Kind of how sunlight is collected by plants => becomes energy for growth => plants becomes fuel for herbivores => becomes fuel for predators. But just like plants get the lion’s share of the energy from the sun, certain people/things are more closely related with said Pool. Like dragons can draw on it directly, hence no need for language; elves are further down, requiring words to work magic, but still powerful; all the way down to the non-magic varieties of language. Or maybe degree of magical aptitude within a certain people dictates how magical their given language is? Idk.

I completely forget what the canon deal was re:Elvish and magic though, so I might be violating his world rules whatevs.

Yeah, there are canon rules talking about how it’s the other way around - the species that existed before elves bound their own language ti magic, to make magic easier to control, because people kept blowing themselves up and stuff with stray thoughts. It’s still possible to do magic without - dragons being the obvious example - but the elves basically picked up that language afterwards and made it their own, and so on down the line. 

Damn. I guess I can file away that particular inkling for a possible magic system. If I were to ever get back my soul and started writing again, it would be interesting to tinker with.

I’m guessing Paolini didn’t really… go into that history too much, or otherwise I would’ve remembered it. I’m a sucker for the “ancient forgotten history that protagonist gets to uncover” trope. It’s the anthropologist in me. Those people must’ve been hella powerful to be able to basically bend the rules of the universe like that. One must also wonder how other people reacted, if they were given the opportunity at all? Unless it was a collective effort, like… oh god I forget the name of the book, but it took place in a world where people from different kindgoms had different powers. Like one kingdom’s citizens had green thumbs, the protagonist’s kingdom had the power to make their imagination reality, to a small degree. And it turned out at the end that the world was Earth really far into the future, only at some point people had all developed the ability to make imagination reality, only the power was super jacked up, and the world almost devolved into chaos. Everyone ended deciding on their own to split into groups and “lock in” to just one power in order to dilute its effect.

Basically what I’m sayin is, it would be neat if everyone in the world had been part of the decision to bind magic to those certain words (would certainly mitigate the effort of such a monstrous magic working); and somewhere down the line history got muddled up and people no longer realized that it was actually their ancestors. Elves could’ve discovered the language not realizing that it was actually a rediscovery.

Yeah, it’s only a couple paragraphs in one of his lessons, IIRC, although the fact that the language once had a name does tie into the plot at the end (by “end” I mean the end of the plot, not the Incredible Epilogue).

My impression from the first time I read it was that the act predated most of the current races arriving to the continent, although that does raise the question of the nature of magic elsewhere. The race that did it did eventually die out, but I don’t recall when, compared to the arrival of the other races.

(but language magic, yes, you should definitely write that. TBH I’m considering messing about with name magic in regards to Shades being conglomerate beings as it is)

(I have a problem it’s “Shades are really interesting nasties and we find out very little about them”)

omg your asian!Washington headcanon is wonderful! I love it so much<33 /just found the pics
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synnesai:

thank you he appreciates that :))

rustedknees:

the more I think about it, the more I realize that 2009 me would be pretty scared/intimidated by 2014 me and that’s what counts

But language acquisition requires input from a language community to develop :/ Whether it's telepathy or not shouldn't matter. Without Eragon around, how could she practice? Making the mode of communication magical should make it even harder

phantompickles:

naiblogseragon:

naiblogseragon:

Well, Eragon did talk at her a lot, and the first words we see her using are his name, yes, and no, so that is fairly simple. I think it was more a matter of cognitive development than language development?

idk

I will definitely agree that some of those age things were.. well, kind of squick. Not looking forward to that, honestly. I do appreciate, though, that once Elva could stand to cause suffering… she certainly make use of the ability.

I think it potentially also has something to do with the way Magic is tied to language in Eraverse? And the fact that dragons in general are of the “wild” magic variety that doesn’t bind itself so strictly to language in that sense.

You know, thinking along those lines, wouldn’t it be cool if, in PaoliniLand, language literally IS magic? In a very direct way, like how light emanates from a sun. The sun in this case being whatever Primordial Pool of Stuff magic comes from, and different kinds of language having different degrees of separation from this pool. Kind of how sunlight is collected by plants => becomes energy for growth => plants becomes fuel for herbivores => becomes fuel for predators. But just like plants get the lion’s share of the energy from the sun, certain people/things are more closely related with said Pool. Like dragons can draw on it directly, hence no need for language; elves are further down, requiring words to work magic, but still powerful; all the way down to the non-magic varieties of language. Or maybe degree of magical aptitude within a certain people dictates how magical their given language is? Idk.

I completely forget what the canon deal was re:Elvish and magic though, so I might be violating his world rules whatevs.

Yeah, there are canon rules talking about how it’s the other way around - the species that existed before elves bound their own language ti magic, to make magic easier to control, because people kept blowing themselves up and stuff with stray thoughts. It’s still possible to do magic without - dragons being the obvious example - but the elves basically picked up that language afterwards and made it their own, and so on down the line. 

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