More Adventures in Learning French

Jul. 21st, 2017 04:21 pm
dbskyler: (Bill smile)
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I'm still working on my French, and while it's definitely improved, I still have a very long ways to go. As a lark, I thought I would try to translate one of my old drabbles into French. "How hard could it be?" I thought. But wow, it was so hard! I wore out Google Translate checking translations and back-translations, and I think the result might possibly make sense, but I'm not sure. Anyway, if any of you speak French and want to check it out, it's here:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/11571129

I have also been seeking out French videos to watch / listen to, and I came across this slightly terrifying one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pJMNZLw-XA

I kind of wish I had a video of my face as I slowly managed the translation and figured out what it's about.
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One-shot Challenge #54 // Wild Animal

Jul. 18th, 2017 01:04 pm
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] who_contest
"Wild Animal"

Interpret that however you want.

Word Count requirement is 200 words or more. One entry per person. All entries must be new and relate to this challenge. You may post to the community, link to your journal or off-site. Please make sure your links work. Please read the rules if you do not know them!

Submissions are due Monday August 14th at 9:00 pm US Central time. Voting will go up very soon and the next challenge will be announced after that.

"Wrinkle" Voting

Jul. 18th, 2017 01:02 pm
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] who_contest
Sorry for the delay!

It's time to vote!

Please take the time to look over the following entries and vote for your favorite three: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (NO MORE, NO LESS). THERE IS NO VOTING FOR YOURSELF, and only members and watchers may vote.

Please follow the rules on our profile page, vote fairly and do not get sock puppets or your friends to vote for you. Do not ask for votes outside the community. Please leave your votes as a comment to this post. The votes are all screened. All members are encouraged to vote, even those who did not post an entry. Please help our community stay active by reading and voting!

Vote like so:

1st - B. title, author
2nd - A. title, author
3rd - C. title, author

You must use the letter, title, and author when voting. Please use all three; it's much easier to tally that way. My voting system is simple: first place gets 3 points, 2nd place gets 2 points, and 3rd places gets 1 point when added up at the end.

The entries:

A. Decompression by [livejournal.com profile] templeremus

B. Survival Lines by [livejournal.com profile] gallif_migrant

C. You are Beautiful by [livejournal.com profile] roseglade

D. Even the Bees have gone by [livejournal.com profile] matimae03

E. Future Tense by [livejournal.com profile] locker_monster

Voting will end on Sunday July 23rd 9 p.m. Central US Time, or until we get enough votes. Winners will be announced the next day and then winning banners will be up some time within the next week. Please vote and leave comments for our authors!

Please, please, PLEASE, find time to vote. It's not required for authors to vote but it's really helpful to all the other participants that DO read and vote to have a fair chance. I know it's not mandatory (and I've been considering changing that) but I really hope that I can have enough faith in you guys for full participation of this contest that means entering (if inspired), reading, commenting and voting. It really helps the community stay alive. Thank you so much!

Doctor Who Helpline

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:58 am
dbskyler: (Thirteenth Doctor)
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Seriously funny video made in reaction to the news of the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor:



"At least tell me she'll only be making 79 cents on the dollar of what Peter Capaldi is being paid."
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That 13th Doctor Announcement

Jul. 17th, 2017 02:14 pm
dbskyler: (Eleven smile)
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I am so incredibly thrilled! I have seriously never, ever, been so excited about the casting of a new Doctor.

Anyone know where I can get an icon of the 13th Doctor? Surely, someone somewhere has screencapped that BBC announcement video?
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Extension

Jul. 13th, 2017 08:04 pm
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] who_contest

Well, I didn't intend this, but this week got away from me and I forgot about the "Wrinkle" drabble challenge, so I'm extending it until this coming Monday. You can get your "Wrinkle" drabbles up by July 17th 9 pm US central time.

I will extend out all the upcoming challenges a week too. Thanks!

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