I like literature and animation. Other interests include photography, art, languages, history and anything related to Brazil and Japan.
art by Gilmar Fraga
Maybe it’s not about getting a Mr. Darcy. Maybe it’s about becoming as strong and confident as Elizabeth.
English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet
However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
Reblogging. Because linguistics.
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
" [The studio] feel like ‘its just a movie’, and I’m like, you don’t get how many times this cat in Manila has watched this film and been inspired and felt like he could do anything, just because you ignited a little flame with one little sequence that lasted a couple of seconds, that made him feel he could. Its about this idea that you can get out of where you are if you just perpetuate a joy that takes you somewhere.” [x]
Places to visit in Brazil ► Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro
Enquanto eu penso você sugeriu
Um bom motivo pra tudo atrasar
E assim a gente não sai
Que esse sofá tá bom demais
Deixa o verão pra mais tarde…
Mandela fought against apartheid and white minority rule in South Africa for decades, spent twenty-seven years in prison for his work, and was eventually elected President in 1994. In 1993 he and F.W. de Klerk received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”.
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
Ah long long long time 待ち焦がれてた
I’ve been waiting and longing for a long long long time
Youth is just a little cruel, isn’t it?
In these low days I’ll get back to those days
And I’ll see you and we’ll laugh
And the summer holidays will begin
an illustration for art show about brazil that’s happening in couple of months at london