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kateskute:

my first tattoo.  it’s in arabic and it means “my best days are with you” which is a quote from the song with you by the subway.  we used to listen to the song all the time when we first met and i love it as much today as i did the first day i got it.

Sorry! That’s not how someone who knows Arabic would write it!
First, the letters in each word are supposed to connect. You’ve written جيدة properly but in the other words you’re doing the equivalent of writing in children’s all-caps.
Second, in the words that you have failed to connect, the letters are in the wrong order. The words are all spelled backwards. Which means that your children’s all-caps spell out absolute gibberish.
Finally, the translation you attempted is… questionable. Not as questionable as when I was trying to translate the gibberish, but still not excellent. جيدة means “good,” not “best,” and the phrase “with me” is actually supposed to be (kindasorta) a contraction. And it’s not supposed to use the form of “you” which is used to directly address people.
Tentatively, I would translate “my best days are with you” to “ايامي احسن معك”. I am tentative because I’m actually not a native Arabic speaker— I’ve just studied the language for a few semesters. My translation is, to the best of my knowledge, grammatically correct, but there may be more idiomatic phrasings.
This is not to say that it would not be an improvement. Your version, I would translate as “HEY,YOU-WITH good MY DAYS.” Only worse.
People of the world: please do not tattoo yourself with messages in languages you do not know. Failing that, consult with native speakers to ensure that your tattoo— which you will not understand— is at least comprehensible to others. Failing that, ask some white chick on the internet, or do a basic google search, and try not to write like a dyslexic two year old.

kateskute:

my first tattoo.  it’s in arabic and it means “my best days are with you” which is a quote from the song with you by the subway.  we used to listen to the song all the time when we first met and i love it as much today as i did the first day i got it.

Sorry! That’s not how someone who knows Arabic would write it!

First, the letters in each word are supposed to connect. You’ve written جيدة properly but in the other words you’re doing the equivalent of writing in children’s all-caps.

Second, in the words that you have failed to connect, the letters are in the wrong order. The words are all spelled backwards. Which means that your children’s all-caps spell out absolute gibberish.

Finally, the translation you attempted is… questionable. Not as questionable as when I was trying to translate the gibberish, but still not excellent. جيدة means “good,” not “best,” and the phrase “with me” is actually supposed to be (kindasorta) a contraction. And it’s not supposed to use the form of “you” which is used to directly address people.

Tentatively, I would translate “my best days are with you” to “ايامي احسن معك”. I am tentative because I’m actually not a native Arabic speaker— I’ve just studied the language for a few semesters. My translation is, to the best of my knowledge, grammatically correct, but there may be more idiomatic phrasings.

This is not to say that it would not be an improvement. Your version, I would translate as “HEY,YOU-WITH good MY DAYS.” Only worse.

People of the world: please do not tattoo yourself with messages in languages you do not know. Failing that, consult with native speakers to ensure that your tattoo— which you will not understand— is at least comprehensible to others. Failing that, ask some white chick on the internet, or do a basic google search, and try not to write like a dyslexic two year old.




TWO SLICES OF PIZZA in the LAST TWO WEEKS, you guys!!!
OK, maybe if I actually drank more, that would be a “scary” number. But seriously- the best way they can find to shame me out of drinking is to invoke CALORIES BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA!!!
Oh wait, nevermind, this is the second-best… I already had to go through the whole “you could be sexually assaulted!!!” rigamarole. Newsflash: I was! It had nothing to do with drinking!
Greek Life Edu, folks. I have to sit through the whole thing so my fraternity’s insurance payments go down. Blergh.

TWO SLICES OF PIZZA in the LAST TWO WEEKS, you guys!!!

OK, maybe if I actually drank more, that would be a “scary” number. But seriously- the best way they can find to shame me out of drinking is to invoke CALORIES BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA!!!

Oh wait, nevermind, this is the second-best… I already had to go through the whole “you could be sexually assaulted!!!” rigamarole. Newsflash: I was! It had nothing to do with drinking!

Greek Life Edu, folks. I have to sit through the whole thing so my fraternity’s insurance payments go down. Blergh.

06:50 pm, by eloriane

ilykadamen:

so-treu: notemily: novazembla: ihatethismess:




Google Maps Gains “Avoid Arizona” Option

Oh dang.



Thank you, Google, every so often you get a thing right.

AWESOME. But also, sadly, not true; the original poster says it’s a joke.
But man, if only. What a message to send.

ilykadamen:

so-treu: notemily: novazembla: ihatethismess:

Google Maps Gains “Avoid Arizona” Option

Oh dang.

Thank you, Google, every so often you get a thing right.

AWESOME. But also, sadly, not true; the original poster says it’s a joke.

But man, if only. What a message to send.

04:22 am, by eloriane

Dorianisms: Requesting advice

So, I’ve been having trouble breathing for the last couple of days—this is something that crops up occasionally. It just feels like the upper portion of my chest (like, ribcage up) won’t expand fully. It’s not really harmful (I’m in no danger of actually being unable to breathe, just restricted…

Reblog for long answer— That sounds a lot like my asthma, actually. I don’t do any of the typical wheezing, though I do cough. If you can afford it, you might visit a pulmonologist. If you want to self-diagnose a little, see if you can bum a few puffs of albuterol from someone next time you feel constricted, and see if it does anything. It’s my understanding that albuterol is very safe; unlike my other asthma meds, which have important daily limits, I can use my inhaler every fifteen minutes if I need to (with the caveat that I will also need to see my pulmonologist right away if it’s that bad!)

I hope you feel better!


SHOES

rhionna:

About:
My name is Rhionna. I’m a tattoo artist that was recently diagnosed with a condition known as brittle diabetes. It has caused a lot of stress on my body, and at the age of 27 I am in stage two kidney failure. In addition to being quite ill, I do not have health insurance. I am unable to work because of dangerous blood sugar and keytones in my blood stream which both causes illness and changes in vision. While some days my vision is good, other days it is quite difficult to see clearly and in the tattoo industry, this is not a good thing.

To try and make some sort of income, I am making shoes. I will explain in this update the types of shoes that are available and the prices as well as my contact information for ordering your shoes.

TRADITIONAL SHOES
What I mean by ‘traditional’ is the way in which they are created. They are physically made by me with physical media. (Markers, paint, inks, etc.)  They are first sketched in pencils and then inked and colored. After that process, they are sealed with a medium gloss varnish. This seals the canvas and protects the color. HOWEVER, I have to stress that these shoes are for daily walking and not hiking in mountains. (I would hope you had more comfortable shoes for that, anyhow!) The varnish will protect the color and canvas from light water. But they cannot be submerged completely. They cannot be subjected to excessive water deluges or waterlogged conditions. Please keep that in mind when ordering shoes, as the non-traditional shoe may be a better fit for you. (Haha! And there’s a pun.)

Timeframe: As of right now, from the time I get the shoe it takes one week to create, confirm design, finish, varnish and seal and ship. Rush orders are available in some circumstances for an additional fee of $10. 

Warranty: A lot of people have asked me about this, so I wanted to discuss the warranty of traditional shoes. First of all, they are a craft item. While I can promise you that I will work diligently on them, I cannot promise that they will last forever so that you may bequeath them to your next-of-kin. As I have said before, they are sealed with a varnish and the inside can be sprayed with Scotch Guard to keep water out as well. But ultimately, it’s canvas with marker and paint. Please be aware of that. If things spill on them, the varnish will protect them and you can easily wipe them. I have tested this myself. It works just fine, so no worries there! 

Subject Matter: This is negotiable. I won’t do anything slanderous or hateful, but I highly doubt that I’ll get requests for those sorts of things. The subject of your shoes is up to you. I cannot pick what you want to put on them, but I will be more than happy to help you brainstorm to figure out what might suit you! 

Shoe Type: As pictured above, the slip-in is the only shoe that I have available for traditional media as of right now. It is not in my budget to buy other shoes. If you want to buy your own shoes and send them, I will be more than happy to design them as long as they are canvas. (More information on this is found in the pricing section)

Non-Traditional Shoes

 These shoes are provided by a website and printed by Keds. The styles of shoes are the following:
 
Men’s Hightop and Men’s Lowtop

 
Women’s lace, Women’s slip-in and Women’s slip-in mini


Kid’s lace, Kid’s slip-in

PRICING

Traditional: $60 - $70, depending on style. If you provide your own shoes, the cost is discounted by $20. There is no haggling and there is no group/multiple order specials. 

Non-Traditional: $60 - $90, depending on the style. 

These prices include shipping. Please take into consideration that it takes me all day to put the designs on the shoes. That doesn’t include the time it takes me to sketch and work with clients to make sure it is exactly what they want. I am willing to work with people, but I apologize in advance that I cannot accept payments or good-will gestures. I cannot barter or trade goods for shoes. 

I appreciate your business more than I can say. Every pair of shoes that you commission for me goes directly towards medication, food and doctor’s visits. So thank you, in advance, for the opportunity to provide a service and I hope to continue doing this more often in the future.

-Rhi

CONTACT INFORMATION:

email: sylvadine@gmail.com / rhionna@gmail.com
Google Messenger: rhionna@gmail.com
MSN: sylvadine@live.com
AIM: sylvadine
Twitter: sylvadine

(Haha do you see the trend?) 

12:18 am, reblogged from RHItarded by eloriane240 notes

Dumblr Bumblr Tumblr: Spokeo.com Has Info on You. Posted. Publicly

And it’s probably more than you’re comfortable having out there:

This is why I do not use my real name online unless it’s absolutely necessary, i.e. in making a purchase. And even with that? Even with my legendary extreme paranoia?—Yeah. They got me. They got me good.

Haah. It’s only a matter of time, obvs, but I was hugely relieved by my own results. They had my house address and my house phone number (terrible!!!) but not my cell. They knew my parents, and knew my parents were in their 50s… but think I’m in my 80s. Also I’m married with kids, like sports and don’t care about politics. They also think my mom “has elderly parents” when in reality she was orphaned in 1977.

But… they know how much our house is worth. They know we have a pool. And they know that my mom loves reading. In fact, except for the “elderly parents” (which may, bizarrely, be me— since I’m apparently eighty)… they know a lot. An awful lot.

I think I’m going to tell my mom to ask to be removed, too.


dorianisms:

captaincadet:

fuckyeahprettynails:

attackedastoria:

boldly going where no nail has gone before..


homg, she did what i was going to do! she really did boldy go.

I was about to say “wow, those are stellar!”, but then I realized what a TERRIBLE PUN THAT WOULD BE.
They’re really cool though!

LIKE. LIKE SO HARD OMG.

dorianisms:

captaincadet:

fuckyeahprettynails:

attackedastoria:

boldly going where no nail has gone before..

homg, she did what i was going to do! she really did boldy go.

I was about to say “wow, those are stellar!”, but then I realized what a TERRIBLE PUN THAT WOULD BE.

They’re really cool though!

LIKE. LIKE SO HARD OMG.


No baseball fan has to explain his mania to any other baseball fan. They are a fraternity. …

John K. Hutchens (via randomsox)

So, all baseball fans are axiomatically dudes? Good to know.



so if i want to drink alone dressed like a pirate
or look like a dyke
or wear high heels and lipstick
or hide in a convent
or try to be mayor
or marry a writer
smoke crack and slash tires
make jokes you don’t like
or paint ducks and retire

YOU CAN BET YOUR BLACK ASS THAT I’M GOING TO

[shouted] That’s right, bitchez!

lauredhel | Posted without comment, new song by Amanda Palmer (via lauredhel)
I … what … she just … NO.

Huh. That’s the first time she’s managed to appropriate me (a queer person), rather than my friends (POC, PWD, etc.)

I don’t think you get to use that one, AFP. I’m pretty sure “dyke” is just for, you know, dykes to reclaim. Women who live that every day. Not women who “look like” them, when they choose to, when they’re not endangered by it.

And holy fuck does it bother me to have to write that— both the word and the explanation. I didn’t think I could get angrier at AFP, but then it got personal. How did you folks at FWD possibly survive Evelyn Evelyn?!


12:57 am, by eloriane

I’ve been writing for twelve hours… time for a self-confidence crisis!

Is this too informal??

It’s impossible to read about cyperpunk without encountering Cartesian dualism and the (in?)separability of body and mind—I’m pleased to have discharged my obligatory mention of the term so early in the paper.

Honestly I’m as nervous about the (in?)separability as I am about the quip. It’s fast, it’s accurate, it’s easy, surely I can’t get away with it!

Also, I am only halfway done, and the damn thing is due at 8am. AUGH.

05:59 am, by eloriane